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Lyra Portable
Multi-Media
Recorder
User's Guide
X3000
(Rev 1.0)
Changing Entertainment. Again.

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  • Page 1

    Lyra Portable Multi-Media Recorder User’s Guide X3000 (Rev 1.0) Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Technical Specifi cation Product: Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder Brand: RCA Model: X3000 The apparatus shoul dnot be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects fi lled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on the apparatus.

  • Page 3

    End-User License Agreement IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you and Thomson Inc. (“Thomson”) for the RCA Lyra Audio/Video Device application/driver software program and associated documentation, if any (“Program”). ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE OR CLICKING ON THE ACCEPTANCE BUTTON OF THE SOFTWARE, COPYING OR OTHERWISE USING THE PROGRAM, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND IT, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

  • Page 4

    This version of the Lyra Audio/Video Device Player (“Lyra Player”) contains software licensed from Microsoft that enables you to play Windows Media Audio (WMA) fi les (“WMA Software”). The WMA Software is licensed to you for use with the RCA/THOMSON Portable Audio/Video Device digital music player under the following conditions.

  • Page 5

    GOVERNING LAW This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Indiana, U.S.A. without regard to its confl ict of laws. GENERAL TERMS This Agreement can only be modifi ed by a written agreement signed by you and Thomson, and changes from the terms and conditions of this Agreement made in any other manner will be of no effect.

  • 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 ...

  • Page 8

    Table of Contents Audio/Video Settings Menu ...25 Clock Settings Menu ...26 Chapter 4: Playing Files ...27 Basic Screen Information ...27 Basic Operation ...28 Recording Video to Your Lyra Recorder ...29 Recording from an Audio/Video Component ...29 Recording from Your Computer ...30 Transferring Video Files to Lyra Recorder ...30 Playing Video ...31 Video Settings Banner ...32...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Before You Begin

    Stop operation of the unit if you fi nd 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 fi rmware 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

    What you want to do The items below are four main features of the Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder. Video Recording video Transferring video Playing video Audio If you already have Yahoo! Music Engine or a program to create mp3 fi les Recording audio Transferring audio fi...

  • 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 functi on 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. 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 connects to the docking station. USB jack –...

  • Page 15: Docking Station (back View)

    LINE OUT jack Docking Station (Back view) LINE OUT jack – Attach the line out cable here when you’re connecting the Lyra Recorder to an audio/video 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 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 all your components (TV, set-top box, and other video sources) for easier recording and playing of fi les. 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, or VCR 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. Some cable components have the remote sensor labeled on the unit.

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

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Setting Up the Your Lyra Portable Multi-Media Recorder There are a few things you’ll want to set up the fi rst 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 all of the necessary software components you need to make your Lyra Recorder work properly. These components do the following: •...

  • Page 20: Updating System Files

    Updating the Lyra Software You can upgrade your Lyra Recorder by downloading the latest fi rmware from http://www.rca.com/digitalaudiodownloads. To see what software version is currently on your Lyra Recorder, go to the About Lyra menu in the Setup menu. Go to page 22 for more details.

  • 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 fi les. 2.

  • Page 22: Transferring Files To Your Lyra Recorder

    Chapter 1: Before You Begin Transferring Files to Your Lyra Recorder Important: Secure music download fi les must be transferred to your Lyra player through Windows Media Player 10 (Windows Media Player 10 is only available to Windows XP users.) or the application recommended by the online music download service. Please visit the online music download service’s website where you purchased your content from for more details on transferring secure music to your player.

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

    Connect your Lyra device to the computer and open Windows Media Player, select Library from the menu bar, a screen will appear as shown below: 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

    You can use this remote to operate the Lyra, and to access the features available. The remote is also designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan components (TVs and satellite receivers). If you have another brand, you can program the remote control to operate those components (go to page 19 for instructions).

  • Page 25: Find Out If The Remote Can Operate Your Tv

    Chapter 2: The Remote Control 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 26: Programming The Remote To Operate Other Components

    Chapter 2: The Remote Control 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). Direct Entry Turn on the component (VCR, DVD player, cable box or satellite receiver).

  • Page 27: Understanding The Input Button

    Chapter 2: The Remote Control Understanding the INPUT button Another important button is the INPUT button. The INPUT button access the programming from a specifi c component. 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 28: Chapter 3: Using The Seup Menu

    Chapter 3: Using the Setup Menu Setup Menu The Setup menu allows you to make changes to the Audio, Video, and Photo settings, as well as make changes to main functions of the Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder. From the main menu, press the up or down arrow button to highlight Setup. Press SELECT to view the Setup menu.

  • Page 29: Display Settings Menu

    Chapter 3 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, 30 seconds, 20 seconds, 15 seconds, 10 seconds, 5 seconds, 2 seconds, and Off. To stop recording, press ON/OFF.

  • Page 30

    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. The following timer settings appear. Use the arrow buttons to make your selections. Name Name of the timer recording Start The time you want to record...

  • Page 31: Audio/video Settings Menu

    Chapter 3 Chapter 3: Using the Setup Menu Audio/Video Settings Menu Voice Label Allows you to record a voice message to any fi le. Press the right arrow button to turn the voice label on or off. The default is On. Equalizer Allows you to select a specifi...

  • Page 32: Clock Settings Menu

    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 33: 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 fi les. The 20 GB hard drive storage allows you to: • Record and view up to approximately 80 hours of video •...

  • Page 34: Basic Operation

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Basic Operation The information in this section presumes you’ve successfully transferred fi les to your Lyra Recorder, and you’re ready to play different types of fi les. If you need specifi c setup information (downloading music, transferring fi les, i nstalling software), go to Chapter 1. If you want more detailed information about the Lyra Recorder’s menu system, go to page 22.

  • Page 35: Recording Video To Your Lyra Recorder

    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. Note: 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 2).

  • Page 36: Recording From Your Computer

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Recording from Your Computer You can record video from your computer using a Line Out to mini-Line In cable if your computer has a Line Out jack. Make sure your Lyra Recorder is off. Connect the smaller end of the cable (3.5mm plug) to the LINE IN jack on your Lyra Recorder. Connect the other end to the Line Out jack on your computer using audio/video jacks.

  • Page 37: Playing Video

    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 fi le structure as it’s stored on the hard drive. Chapter 4 Chapter 4: Playing Files Press the down arrow button to highlight the video or video folder you want to select, for...

  • Page 38: Video Settings Banner

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Video Options Menu The Video Options menu allows you to use more advanced features, such as copying fi les, tagging fi les, renaming, other fi le management. The bring up the Video Options menu, press SELECT when watching a video. To select an option, use the arrow buttons or touchpad to highlight it, and press SELECT again to select it.

  • Page 39: Viewing Video Content On Your Tv

    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 jack on your Lyra Recorder player.

  • Page 40: Recording Audio To Your Lyra Recorder

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Recording Audio to Your Lyra Recorder Recording from Your Stereo System You can record audio from an audio/video component, such as a stereo system, using the supplied Line In cable if the component has Audio Output jacks. Note: You might want to change the Audio Record Quality setting in the Setup menu (go to Chapter 2) 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 41: Recording From Your Computer

    Chapter 4 Chapter 4: Playing Files If necessary, press ON/OFF to stop recording. When fi nished recording, you will be prompted to rename the new fi le. 10. Select No and the default fi le name is used and you’re returned to Audio Navigation mode.

  • Page 42: Transferring Audio Files To Your Lyra Recorder

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Transferring Audio Files to Your Lyra Recorder You can transfer audio fi les to your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder via Yahoo! Music Engine, Windows Explorer, or Windows Media Player 10. Important: In order to transfer secure music fi les using Windows XP to your Lyra Recorder, you must set the USB Protocol setting to MTP in the Setup menu before connecting your Lyra.

  • Page 43: Playing Music

    Chapter 4 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. Press SELECT again to choose the Music button, which is already highlighted.

  • Page 44: Playing Music Playlists

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Playing Music Playlists To Play an audio playlist from the main menu: Press the up or down arrow button to highlight Music and press SELECT to enter the Audio navigation mode. Press the down arrow button to highlight Playlists. Music Playback Screen The following screen is an example of what a music playback screen might look like.

  • Page 45: Playing Your Lyra Recorder In Your Car Stereo

    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 from the cigarette lighter socket of a car, truck, or RV. It converts 12-volts to a 4.5-volt output. You can also purchase an optional cassette adapter to let you listen to the Lyra Recorder without having to wear headphones.

  • Page 46: Transferring Photos Files To Your Lyra Recorder

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Transferring Photos Files to Your Lyra Recorder You can transfer photo fi les 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 USB cable (go to page 14 for information on connecting the USB cable).

  • Page 47: Photo Settings Banner

    Chapter 4 Chapter 4: Playing Files Photos Options Menu The Photos Options menu allows you to use more advanced features, such as moving fi les, tagging fi les, renaming, deleting, and other fi le management. The bring up the Photos Options menu, press SELECT when navigating your photo library.

  • Page 48: Creating A Photo Slideshow

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Creating a Photo Slideshow Press the up or down arrow button to highlight Slideshows and press SELECT. The Slideshow Options menu appears. Press the arrow buttons to highlight New Slideshow and press SELECT. 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 48 for more information.

  • Page 49: Viewing Photos On Your Tv

    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 OUT jack on your Lyra Recorder player. Connect the yellow (video) to the Video Input jack.

  • Page 50: Playing Audibles

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Playing Audibles An audible is an audio book or other audio program that can be stored on your Lyra Portable Multi-media Recorder, just like an mp3 or any other fi le. For more information about Audible and the products it offers, visit Audible.com. To select and play an audible from the main menu: Press the up or down arrow button to highlight Audible and press SELECT.

  • Page 51: Audible Playback Screen

    Chapter 4 Audible Playback Screen The following screen is an example of what a 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 52: Viewing Files

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Viewing Files Files mode allows you to access all the contents on your hard drive. To view all fi les from the main menu: Press the up or down arrow button to highlight Files and press SELECT. All available folders are listed fi rst (in alphabetical order), followed by all fi...

  • Page 53: Options Menu Items

    Options Menu Items The Video, Music, Photos, and Files, Audible Options menus allow you to use more advanced features, such as opening fi les, tagging fi les, deleting, and other fi le management. To bring up the Options menus, press SELECT when navigating or playing your fi les. To select an option, use the arrow buttons or touchpad to highlight it, and press SELECT again to select it.

  • Page 54: Using The On-screen Keyboard

    Chapter 4: Playing Files Using the On-Screen Keyboard The keyboard is available through the Create Folder option (in the Options menu for Video, Photos and Files mode), the Rename option (in the Options menu for Video, Photos and Files mode), the Save to User Playlist option (in the Options menu for Audio, Photos and Video mode) and Video and Audio Recording Rename functionality.

  • Page 55: High-speed Card Reader

    High-Speed Card Reader The Lyra Recorder also functions as a high-speed SD/MMC card reader when an SD/MCC memory card is properly inserted into the device. If a memory card is properly inserted and the device is connected through USB to a computer, an additional drive will be accessible through Windows Explorer to transfer content to and from the card.

  • Page 56: 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 profi led (sorted) since the last fi le transfer. When all fi les have been transferred to the Lyra Recorder from the PC, you MUST re-profi...

  • Page 57: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions How do I return to the Main menu? • Press and hold the BACK button (located on the right side of the device) while in the menu system to return to the Main menu. A momentary press of the BACK button brings navigation up one level. Why should I profi...

  • Page 58: Usb Protocol

    Chapter 5: Additional Information USB Protocol Why do I want to use MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Mode? MTP Mode is essential if you want to transfer copy protected or subscription content to your Lyra Recorder. Today MTP Mode is only supported in Windows XP and through Windows Media Player 10 or other special software provided by your music service provider.

  • Page 59: 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,...

  • Page 60

    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 ...

  • Page 61

    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 62: Limited Warranty (u.s.)

    We will charge you a fl at 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. •...

  • Page 63

    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 modifi ed or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes. •...

  • Page 64

    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 ©2005 Thomson Inc.

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