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Lyra Portable
Multi-Media
Recorder
User's Guide
X3000
(Rev 3.0)
Changing Entertainment. Again.

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    Lyra Portable Multi-Media Recorder User’s Guide X3000 (Rev 3.0) Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 2: Important Information

    This symbol indicates important instructions accompanying the product. Technical Specification Product: Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder Brand: RCA Model: X3000 The apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should be...

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    Program, provided the copy contains all of the original Program’s proprietary notices. (b) You may transfer the Program and license to another party only as a part of the Thomson/RCA branded Portable Digital Audio/Video Device (“A/V Device”), and only if the other party agrees to accept the terms and conditions of this EULA.

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    Important Information (c) If you fail to comply with any of the terms of this EULA, in whole or part, your license will automatically terminate without notice from THOMSON Entity. (d) Upon termination of this EULA and your associated license, you shall cease all use of the Program and destroy or permanently erase the Program and all full or partial copies thereof.

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    You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the WMA Software, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You may transfer your right to use the Device Firmware only as part of a sale or transfer of your A/V Device, on the condition that the recipient agrees to the conditions set forth herein.

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    ZiLOg Software End-User License Agreement ZiLOG CORPORATION AND/OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES (“ZiLOG”) IS WILLING TO LICENSE THE SOFTWARE TO YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL, THE COMPANY, OR THE LEGAL ENTITY THAT WILL BE UTILIZING THE SOFTWARE ONLY ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SOFTWARE.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Things to consider before you get started..3 Computer System Requirements ...3 Caution While Driving ...3 Back up your data ...3 Important Battery Information ...4 Check For Updates ...4 Unpack the box and check your parts ...4 What you want to do ...5 Overview of buttons and jacks ...6 Docking Station (Back view) ...9...

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    Table of Contents Chapter 4: Playing Files Basic Screen Information ...28 Basic Operation ...29 recording Video to Your Lyra recorder ...30 Recording from an Audio/Video Component ...30 Transferring Video Files to Lyra recorder ...31 Playing Video ...32 Video Options Menu ...33 Video Settings Banner ...33 Viewing Video Content on your Lyra Recorder...34 recording Audio to Your Lyra recorder ...35...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Before You Begin

    Stop operation of the unit if you find it disruptive or distracting while driving. Back up your data As with any device that has a hard drive or rotating magnetic media, you should back up the drive regularly. RCA and Thomson Inc. are not responsible for lost data.

  • Page 10: Important Battery Information

    Check For Updates Visit http://www.rca.com/digitalaudiodownloads for the latest news and firmware upgrades for the Lyra Recorder. You must update your system after new downloads have been made in order for the new applications to be executed. Go to the website for more information.

  • Page 11: What You Want To Do

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin What you want to do go to page... The items below are four main features of the Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder. If you’re a first time Lyra Recorder user Install software ...13 Recording video ...30 Transferring video ...31 Playing video ...32 Recording audio ...35...

  • Page 12: Overview Of Buttons And Jacks

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Overview of buttons and jacks The following pages explain what each button does — some of the buttons have more than one function depending upon whether or not you’re playing music, videos, or viewing photos. Front View 1.

  • Page 13: Top View

    STAND RELEASE Stand STAND RELEASE Microphone button Top View Stand – Flip the stand out to place the Lyra Recorder upright on a surface. STAND RELEASE button – Press to release the stand from the left side of the Lyra Recorder. MIC (internal microphone) RECORD button –...

  • Page 14: Bottom View

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Bottom View Reset button – If your Lyra Recorder appears to be locked up, press the Reset button (the unit will be reset). Docking connection – This is where the Lyra Recorder connects to the docking station. USB jack –...

  • Page 15: Docking Station (back View)

    Docking Station (Back view) LINE OUT jack – Attach the line out cable here when you’re connecting the Lyra Recorder to an audio/video input component, such as a stereo receiver, TV, VCR, set-top box, or camcorder. LINE IN jack – Attach the line in cable here when you’re connecting the Lyra Recorder to an audio/video output component, such as a stereo receiver, TV, VCR, or camcorder.

  • Page 16: Connecting The Docking Station To Your Components

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Connecting the Docking Station to Your Components The docking station is a convenient way to connect your components (TV, set-top box, and other video sources) for easier recording and playing of files. Connect the Docking Station to the TV Connect the stereo mini plug of the included audio/video cable to the LINE OUT jack on the back of the docking station.

  • Page 17: Why You Should Connect The Ir Blaster

    Why You Should Connect the Ir Blaster The supplied IR blaster cable allows your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder to control your cable box, satellite receiver, VCR, or other AV sources for timer recordings. How to Find the remote Sensor You have to place the IR blaster in front of the remote sensor on the VCR, satellite receiveer, or cable box (see diagram below).

  • Page 18: Setting Up Your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Setting Up Your Lyra Portable Multi-Media recorder There are a few things you’ll want to set up the first time you use your Lyra Recorder, including setting the clock and the type of signal you want to use if you are connecting the unit to an external TV.

  • Page 19: Software Setup

    Software Setup Install software in your computer (Windows XP and 2000 support only) The Audio/Video Management CD that came with your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder contains the software components that you will need to make your Lyra Recorder work properly. These components do the following: •...

  • Page 20: Updating The Lyra Software

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Updating the Lyra Firmware You can upgrade your Lyra Recorder by downloading the latest firmware from http://www.rca.com/digitalaudiodownloads. Notes: If any audio files were added to the device through Windows Explorer or if the firmware is upgraded, you must profile your contents in order for the new files to appear on the Lyra Recorder.

  • Page 21: Lyradj

    LyraDJ LyraDJ is software that can easily generate playlists for you, after analyzing the acoustic characteristics of your songs, the software will create sets of related content that you can listen to and enjoy. Important Note: 1. LyraDJ will only work with mp3 files. 2.

  • Page 22: Transferring Files To Your Lyra Recorder

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Transferring Files to Your Lyra recorder (MTP USB Protocol) Important: Secure music download files must be transferred to your Lyra Recorder through Windows Media Player 10 or higher (Windows Media Player 10 is only available to Windows XP users.) or the application recommended by the online music download service that you are using.

  • Page 23: Transfer Files Via Windows Explorer (drag And Drop)

    Connect your Lyra Recorder to the computer and open Windows Media Player, select Library from the menu bar, a screen will appear as shown below Note: Content displayed will vary depending on the content on your computer. From the left column, select the songs, categories and/or playlist items you want to copy to the Lyra Recorder. Drag the selected items to the right column.

  • Page 24: Chapter 2: The Remote Control

    Chapter 2: The Remote Control Indicator The Universal remote Control that came with your Lyra recorder operates most rCA, gE, and Proscan branded components. Additionally, the remote is capable of being programmed to operate many other brands and models of TVs, satellite receivers, audio/video receivers, or cable boxes.

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    SUBTITLE Toggles the available subtitles for some compatible DVD players. TV Puts the remote in TV mode in order for it to operate your TV. This remote is already programmed to operate RCA, GE, and Proscan brand TVs. This remote is capable of being programmed to operate many brands of TVs.

  • Page 26: Find Out If The Remote Can Operate Your Tv

    STOP button Find out if the remote can operate your TV This remote control is designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. Press the TV button. Press the ON•OFF button (if the TV turns on or off, this remote will operate the TV).

  • Page 27: Programming The Remote To Operate Other Components

    Programming the remote to operate other components There are two ways to program this remote control to operate other brands of satellite receivers or cable boxes: Direct Entry and Automatic Code Search (both methods are described below). Note: This remote may not be compatible with all brands and models of components. It may also not operate all the functions of your component.

  • Page 28: Understanding The Input Button

    Chapter 2: The Remote Control Understanding the InPUT button Another important button is the INPUT button. The INPUT button accesses program material from a specific component (eg: VID1/VID2/Front). We call these channels, Video Input Channels, because you are telling the component to send the video (and audio) that corresponds to the Video Input jack you used to connect the component to the Lyra.

  • Page 29: Chapter 3: Using The Seup Menu

    Setup Menu The Setup menu allows you to make changes to the Audio, Video, and Photo settings, as well as make changes to the main functions of the Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder. To exit a menu at any time, press the BACK button. Graphics contained in this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 30: Display Settings Menu

    Chapter 3: Using the Setup Menu Display Settings Menu LCD Timeout Press the right arrow button to set a time for the LCD screen backlight to turn off: Never, 2 minutes, 30 seconds, 20 seconds, 15 seconds, 10 seconds, 5 seconds, 2 seconds, and Off.

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    Chapter  Chapter 3: Using the Setup Menu Timers Allows you to set timers for your recordings. Press the right arrow button to choose the timer you want. Press the right arrow again to enter, the following timer settings appear. Use the arrow buttons to make your selections. Status Turns the timer on or off Rename...

  • Page 32: Audio/video Settings Menu

    Chapter 3: Using the Setup Menu Audio Settings Menu Voice Label Allows you to record a voice message to any file. Press the right arrow button and then the up or down arrow to turn the voice label on or off. The default is Off. Equalizer Allows you to select a specific equalizer setting to adjust the various levels of the audio output for different types of audio content.

  • Page 33: Clock Settings Menu

    Chapter  Chapter 3: Using the Setup Menu Clock Settings Menu Date Press the right arrow button to highlight the month setting, then press the up or down arrow button to select the current month. Press the right arrow button to highlight the day, then press the up or down arrow button to select the current day.

  • Page 34: Chapter 4: Playing Files

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Basic Information The Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder is able to play video and music, view pictures, and also store any computer files. The 20 GB hard drive storage allows you to: • Store and view up to approximately 80 hours of video •...

  • Page 35: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation The information in this section presumes you’ve successfully transferred files to your Lyra Recorder, and you’re ready to play different types of files. If you need specific setup information (downloading music, transferring files, installing software), go to Chapter 1. If you want more detailed information about the Lyra Recorder’s menu system, go to page 23.

  • Page 36: Recording Video To Your Lyra Recorder

    Chapter 4: Playing Files recording Video to Your Lyra recorder recording from an Audio/Video Component You can record video from video components that have video output jacks, such as a TV, VCR, cable box, or satellite box, using the supplied Line In cable. Notes: If you want to record at a lower quality to take up less space, or to record at a higher quality for better video, change the Video Record Quality setting in the Setup menu (go to Chapter 3).

  • Page 37: Transferring Video Files To Lyra Recorder

    Transferring Video Files to Lyra recorder (MSC USP Protocol) You can transfer video files to your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder using Windows Explorer. Important: In order to transfer video files using Windows XP to your Lyra Recorder, you must set the USB Protocol setting to MSC in the Setup menu before connecting your Lyra Recorder.

  • Page 38: Playing Video

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Playing Video To select and play a video from the main menu: Press the up or down arrow button to highlight Video and press SELECT. Video content appears on the right side of the screen in the same folder or file structure as it’s stored on the hard drive.

  • Page 39: Video Options Menu

    Tip: You can also use the remote to control many of the play options (play, pause, stop, etc). The Video Settings banner does not have to be up to do this. Chapter  Chapter 4: Playing Files Video Options Menu The Video Options menu allows you to use more advanced features, such as moving files, tagging files, renaming, and other file management.

  • Page 40: Viewing Video Content On Your Lyra Recorder

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Viewing Video Content on Your TV You can view video content stored on the hard drive of your Lyra Recorder using the supplied Line Out cable if your TV has Audio and Video Input jacks. Make sure your Lyra Recorder is off. Connect the 3.5mm mini-plug end of the cable to the LINE OUT/IN jack on your Lyra Recorder player.

  • Page 41: Recording Audio To Your Lyra Recorder

    recording Audio to Your Lyra recorder recording from Your Audio receiver You can record audio from an audio/video component, such as an audio receiver, using the supplied Line In cable if the component has audio output jacks. Notes: You might want to change the Audio Record Quality setting in the Setup menu (go to Chapter 3) if you want to record at a lower quality to take up less space, or to record at a higher quality for better sound.

  • Page 42: Recording From Your Computer

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Audio recordings Banner To change audio settings during playback, press the SELECT button (the Audio Recordings banner appears). Press the up or down arrow button to highlight different settings, then press the left or right arrow buttons to make changes to the setting or choose another option. If necessary, press SELECT to confirm your choice.

  • Page 43: Transferring Audio Files To Your Lyra Recorder

    Transferring Audio Files to Your Lyra recorder You can transfer audio files to your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder via Yahoo! Music Engine, Windows Explorer (My Computer) Windows Media Player 10, or your favorite music jukebox software. Important: In order to transfer secure music files using Windows XP to your Lyra Recorder, you must set the USB Protocol setting to MTP in the Setup menu before connecting your Lyra Recorder.

  • Page 44: Playing Music

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Playing Music To select and play a song from the main menu: Press the up or down arrow button to highlight Music and press SELECT to enter the Music navigation mode. The following options are displayed: All Songs –...

  • Page 45: Playing Music Playlists

    Creating Music Playlists From the Music main menu, press the up or down arrow button and highlight Playlists. Press SELECT and New Playlist and Open appear. Highlight and select New Playlist, and the on-screen keyboard appears so you can name the playlist. Use the arrow buttons to enter a name, or see Using the On-Screen Keyboard on page 57 for more information.

  • Page 46: Music Playback Screen

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Music Playback Screen The following screen is an example of what the music playback screen might look like when playing a music file. Music Playlist Options Menu The Playlist Options menu allows you to use more advanced features, such as opening playlists, tagging, and removing, and other file management.

  • Page 47: Playing Your Lyra Recorder In Your Car Stereo

    Tip: You can also use the remote to control many of the play options (play, pause, stop, etc). The Music Settings banner does not have to be up to do this. Playing Your Lyra recorder in Your Car Stereo A car power adapter is included with your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder, allowing you to power your Lyra Recorder from the cigarette lighter socket of a car, truck, or RV.

  • Page 48: Playing Your Lyra Recorder On Your Stereo System

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Playing Your Lyra recorder on Your Stereo System Your Lyra Recorder came with a Line Out Cable that you can use to connect your Lyra to your audio system. Make sure your Lyra Recorder is off. Connect the 3.5mm mini-plug end of the cable to the LINE IN/OUT jack on your Lyra Recorder player.

  • Page 49: Transferring Photos Files To Your Lyra Recorder

    Transferring Photo Files to Your Lyra recorder You can transfer photo files to your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder using Windows Explorer. If your Lyra Recorder isn’t already connected to your computer, connect it using the provided Mini-USB cable (go to page 14 for information on connecting the USB cable).

  • Page 50: Photo Options Menu

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Photos Options Menu The Photos Options menu allows you to use more advanced features, such as moving files, tagging files, renaming, deleting, and other file management. To bring up the Photos Options menu, press SELECT when navigating your photo library. To select an option, use the up and down arrow buttons or touchpad to highlight it, and press SELECT again to select it.

  • Page 51: Creating A Photo Slideshow

    Chapter  Chapter 4: Playing Files Creating a Photo Slideshow From the Photos main menu, press the up or down arrow button and highlight Slideshows. Press SELECT and New Slideshow and Open appear. Highlight and select New Slideshow, and the on-screen keyboard appears so you can name the slideshow. Use the arrow buttons to enter a name, or see Using the On-Screen Keyboard on page 51 for more information.

  • Page 52: Viewing Photos On Your Tv

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Viewing Photos on Your TV You can view photos stored on your Lyra Portable Mult-media Recorder using the supplied Line Out cable if your TV has Audio and Video Input jacks. Make sure your Lyra Recorder is off. Connect the 3.5mm mini-plug end of the cable to the LINE IN/OUT jack on your Lyra Recorder.

  • Page 53: Playing Audibles

    Audible.com is a registered trademark of Audible, Inc. Chapter  Chapter 4: Playing Files Playing Audible Files An audible file is an audio book or other audio program that can be stored on your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder, just like an mp3 file or any other file. For more information about Audible and the products it offers, visit Audible.com.

  • Page 54: Audible Playback Screen

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Audible Playback Screen The following screen is an example of what an audible playback screen might look like. Playback Mode- During playback, the play icon arrow is highlighted (as in graphic above). When you pause playback, the pause icon is highlighted. During forward or reverse playback, the Elapsed time/total time–...

  • Page 55: Viewing Files

    Viewing Files Files mode allows you to access all the contents on your hard drive. To view all files from the main menu: Press the up or down arrow button to highlight Files and press SELECT. All available folders are listed first (in alphabetical order), followed by all file items (in alphabetical order).

  • Page 56: Options Menu Items

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Options Menu Items The Video, Music, Photos, and Files, Audible Options menus allow you to use more advanced features, such as opening files, tagging files, deleting, and other file management. To bring up the Options menus, press SELECT when navigating or playing your files. To select an option, use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight selection, and press SELECT again to select it.

  • Page 57: Using The On-screen Keyboard

    Using the On-Screen Keyboard The on-screen keyboard is used to name new files, playlists, slideshows, or folders or rename existing items. Names can be up to 32 characters in length (including file extension). Use the arrow buttons to navigate around the keyboard. Portable Hard Drive Capability When connected to a computer via USB, the Lyra Recorder is capable of storing any file type allowing the user a fast, convenient method of storing, retrieving, and transferring files.

  • Page 58: High-speed Card Reader

    Chapter 4: Playing Files High-Speed Card reader The Lyra Recorder also functions as a high-speed SD/MMC card reader when a SD/MCC memory card is properly inserted into the device. If a memory card is properly inserted and you wish to view the contents of the card when connected to a computer via USB port, the device’s USB protocol needs to be changed to MSC mode, refer to page 23 for details.

  • Page 59: Copying Files From The Lyra Recorder To The Memory Card

    Copying Files from the Lyra recorder to the Memory Card Important: In order to transfer files remove to your Lyra Recorder, you must set the USB Protocol setting to MSC in the Setup menu before connecting to computer. Refer to page 23 on how to change USB Protocol.

  • Page 60: Chapter 5: Additional Information

    Chapter 5: Additional Information Tips and Troubleshooting Songs aren’t listed in any of the audio sort modes (Album, Genre, Title, Audio Files). • The contents of the Lyra Recorder haven’t been profiled (sorted) since the last file transfer. When all files have been transferred to the Lyra Recorder from the PC, you MUST re-profile the contents to ensure all content is properly sorted and recognized on the Lyra Recorder.

  • Page 61: Frequently Asked Questions

    Photo files added to the hard drive through Windows Explorer via drag and drop do not appear in Photos navigation mode. • Photo content must be stored on the hard drive in the PHOTOS system folder in order to be properly recognized and available for playback.

  • Page 62: Usb Protocol

    Chapter 5: Additional Information How do I stop content from playing on the Lyra Recorder (where is the STOP button)? • Use the ON/OFF button on the top of the Lyra Recorder. Press and release the button quickly to stop playback. Why does the lock graphic show up on my Lyra Recorder when I press a key? •...

  • Page 63: Remote Code List

    Proscan ... 1062,1063,1097,1098 Proton ... 1034,1035,1047,1066, 1068,1070 Quasar ... 1024,1039,1065,1078 Radio Shack ... 1036,1037,1039, 1076, 1097 Radio Shack/Realistic ... 1063,1066, 1068, 1070,1074,1076,1084 RCA ... 1000,1025,1036,1039,1040, 1062,1063,1065,1066,1067, 1068,1072,1094,1096, 1097,1098 Realistic ... 1076,1097 Runco ... 1083 Sampo ... 1026,1039,1066,1068,1084 Samsung ... 1027,1028,1034,1048,1066,...

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    Portland ... 2017,2068 Proscan ... 2044,2080 Proton ... 2019 Quasar ... 2054,2055 Radio Shack ... 2024,2052,2063,2075 Radio Shack/Realistic ... 2049,2051,2052,2054, 2055,2056,2063,2074, Radix ... 2052 RCA ... 2000,2001,2012,2013,2022, 2044,2045,2051,2054,2058, 2059,2066,2071,2078, 2079,2080 Realistic ... 2013,2024,2028,2031,2038, 2049,2051,2052,2053,2054, 2055,2056,2063,2074,2075 Ricoh ... 2073,2077 Runco ... 2065 Samsung ...

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    JVC ... 4012 Kenwood ... 4008 Mitsubishi ... 4016 Onkyo ... 4010 Panasonic ... 4015 Pioneer ... 4013 Proscan ... 4003 RCA ... 4003 Sony ... 4009 Yamaha ... 4011 Audio System Hitachi ... 4019 JVC ... 4022 Kenwood ... 4020 Panasonic ...

  • Page 66: Limited Warranty (u.s.)

    We will charge you a flat rate to repair or replace a defective Hard Drive. This charge covers the labor cost for its repair. How you get service: • Contact us on the Internet at www.rca.com and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready. The model/serial number information is on your unit. •...

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    What your warranty does not cover: • Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage. • Adjustment of customer controls. • Damage from misuse or neglect. • A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes. •...

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    Visit the rCA web site at www.rca.com Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson  Inc. 10330 north Meridian Street Indianapolis, In 46290 ©2006 Thomson Inc.

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