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RoomLink™ User Guide
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Network Media Receiver
PCNA-MR10

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  • Page 1 RoomLink™ User Guide Guide Network Media Receiver PCNA-MR10...
  • Page 2 The software described herein is governed by the terms of a separate user license agreement. This product contains software owned by Sony and licensed by third parties. Use of such software is subject to the terms and conditions of license agreements enclosed with this product. Some of the software may not be transported or used outside the United States.
  • Page 3 The model number and serial number are located on the bottom of your Network Media Receiver. Record the model and serial number in the space provided here, and keep in a secure location. Refer to the model and serial numbers when you call your Sony Service Center. Model Number:...
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety Information This Sony product is designed and tested to comply with the safety regulations. Use of this equipment in a manner not approved in this manual may be hazardous. Read the safety and caution information before operating RoomLink™, complying with all safety precautions and warnings.
  • Page 5 ❑ In a location that is subject to moisture or rapid temperature change. ❑ Near obstacles that shield or block electrical signals, such as metal or concrete walls. ❑ In a location with poor ventilation. ❑ If there is a rapid change in temperature, condensation (water droplets) may form in RoomLink™, causing it to malfunction.
  • Page 6 Attaching the ferrite core To comply with FCC Rules, Part 15, a ferrite core is supplied with RoomLink™. The ferrite core should be attached to the network cable , to reduce or eliminate electrical interference. 1) Open the ferrite core and place the core approximately 3 to 4 inches from the end of the network cable.
  • Page 7 Cautions Unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet during a lightning storm. Lightning may cause electric shock or damage to the equipment. When severe lightning is expected, unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet to avoid fire, electric shock, or damage to the equipment. Do not touch the equipment during a lightning storm.
  • Page 8 Précautions Débranchez l'adaptateur AC de la prise de courant pendant les orages. Les éclairs peuvent provoquer des décharges électriques ou endommager le matériel. Lorsqu'un gros orage est annoncé, débranchez l'adaptateur AC de la prise de courant afin d'éviter les risques d'incendie, de décharge électrique ou de dégâts au matériel.
  • Page 9: Regulatory Information

    Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Any change or modification to this equipment that is not expressly approved in this guide may void your authority to operate this equipment. SONY PCNA-MR10 Sony Electronics Inc. 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell, NJ 07649 201-930-6972...
  • Page 10 Tout changement ou toute modification à ce matériel qui ne soit pas expressément approuvée dans ce manuel peut annuler votre autorité à utiliser ce matériel. Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) that comply with FCC Class B limits may be attached to this computer product. Operation with noncompliant peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and television reception.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Contents Welcome...15 About RoomLink...16 Unpacking your RoomLink...18 Locating Controls, Jacks, and Ports ...19 Front panel...20 Back panel ...21 Remote Commander...22 Setting Up RoomLink...25 VAIO Computer Compatibility...26 Setting Up RoomLink ...27 Evaluating your Home Network Environment...32 Operating RoomLink...50 Configuring Software for Use with RoomLink ...51 Configuring VAIO Media software ...52 Configuring Giga Pocket Software ...55 ware...
  • Page 12 Configuring RoomLink ...57 Configuring Default Settings ... 58 Setting Up RoomLink ... 65 Watching and Recording TV Programs...75 Watching TV programs ... 76 Recording TV programs ... 80 Viewing Video...87 Playing Video ... 88 Listening to Music Music...97 Playing Music ... 98 Viewing Photos ...103 Viewing Photos/Still Images ...
  • Page 13 Support Options ...119 Immediate Help and Support...120 Contacting Sony for Help and Support ...122 Specifications ...125 Index ...127 Contents...
  • Page 15: Welcome

    Welcome Thank you for purchasing your Sony® RoomLink™! Your new network media receiver is a superb blend of high technology and easy-to-use functionality. The information provided in this user guide is designed to help you become familiar with RoomLink™ and its features.
  • Page 16: About Roomlink

    RoomLink User Guide About RoomLink The network media receiver enables you to display still images, play video contents, or music files on your TV screen, when RoomLink™ is connected to a VAIO® computer that contains your video and audio content. When you connect RoomLink™...
  • Page 17 Multimedia compatibility Video and Movie file compatibility Only Video Capsules recorded on a VAIO® computer with Giga Pocket™ Personal Video Recorder features, or video content recorded with RoomLink™ can be viewed using RoomLink™. Other video file formats may not be compatible with RoomLink™.
  • Page 18: Unpacking Your Roomlink

    RoomLink User Guide Unpacking your RoomLink When you unpack your RoomLink™ device, verify that you have all supplied accessories. RoomLink and accessories RoomLink™ (network media receiver) Stand Spacers Power cord Manuals RoomLink™ User Guide — Contains information about setting up and ❑...
  • Page 19: Locating Controls, Jacks, And Ports

    Locating Controls, Jacks, and Ports This section describes the controls, jacks, and ports available on your RoomLink™ unit and the Remote Commander® unit.
  • Page 20: Front Panel

    RoomLink User Guide Front panel The front panel contains the power button, infrared receiver, and status indicators. Network media receiver (front panel) POWER/REC indicator The indicator is white while the power is on. The indicator is red during TV recording. The indicator blinks (red) during firmware updates. Infrared receiver Enables communication between the RoomLink™...
  • Page 21: Back Panel

    Back panel The back panel contains ports and jacks for supplied and optional cables. Network media receiver (back panel) Optical OUT port Supports the digital optical input of an audio device. S-video jack Connection for an S-video cable. Video jack Connection for a video cable.
  • Page 22: Remote Commander

    RoomLink User Guide Remote Commander The RoomLink™ unit is controlled using the Remote Commander® unit. The Remote Commander can start and stop video recording/playback, select channels, and set viewing preferences. Remote Commander TV Channel buttons (TV control section) Press + or - to change TV channels. MUTE button (TV control section) Press to turn off the sound.
  • Page 23: Clear Button

    Channel number buttons Press to select specific channels. (Press the ENTER button to activate the channel selection.) CLEAR button Press to delete the channel numbers selected. REC button Press to begin recording. REW button Press to rewind during video or music playback. FWD button Press to fast-forward during video or music playback.
  • Page 24 RoomLink User Guide POWER button Press to turn RoomLink™ on or off. TV/VIDEO button (TV control section) Press to select TV or Video mode. DISPLAY button Press to display setting information for TV, video, music, and photos. AUDIO button Press to select audio mode. ENTER button Press to activate channel selections made using the channel number buttons.
  • Page 25: Setting Up Roomlink

    Setting Up RoomLink p RoomLink This section contains information about setting up your RoomLink™ connections.
  • Page 26: Vaio Computer Compatibility

    PCG-GRV series PCG-GRX600 series PCG-505G PCG-VX89 series PCG-NV200 series PCG-FR series (Without Giga Pocket features) * For current updates on VAIO computer compatibility with RoomLink, see the Sony Computing Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport/roomlink. COMPATIBILITY View and Video Record TV Music...
  • Page 27: Setting Up Roomlink

    System requirements Your compatible VAIO computer(s) must: Have the Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition or Professional Edition ❑ operating system installed. ❑ Have VAIO Media™ software (Platform and servers) preinstalled. Be equipped with Giga Pocket™ Personal Video Recorder ❑ software. Setting Up RoomLink Connecting the power cord Locate the AC Input port on the bottom of the network media receiver and...
  • Page 28 RoomLink User Guide You can set up RoomLink™ to stand in an upright or horizontal position. Option 1: Slide the network media receiver onto the stand (supplied), until it clicks into place. Option 2: To position the unit horizontally, attach the spacers (supplied) to one side of the network media receiver, placing a spacer in each corner.
  • Page 29 Attaching the ferrite core In accordance with FCC Rules, Part 15, a ferrite core is supplied with the network media receiver. The ferrite core should be attached to the network cable , to reduce or eliminate electrical interference. Open the ferrite core and place the core approximately 3-4 inches from the end of the network cable.
  • Page 30 RoomLink User Guide Setting up the Remote Commander unit Open the battery cover on the back of the Remote Commander® unit. Insert two AA batteries (supplied) by matching the + and - on the batteries, with the diagram inside the battery compartment. Inserting batteries into the Remote Commander ✍...
  • Page 31 02, 12, 23, 24 RCA/PROSCAN 02, 03 Samsung 03, 12, 13, 26 Sanyo Scott 12, 23 Sharp 13, 14, 15 Signature 09, 14 Sony Sylvania 03, 11, 12 Symphonic Toshiba 14, 19 Vidtech 03, 12, 31 Wards 03, 12, 13, 15 Zenith...
  • Page 32: Evaluating Your Home Network Environment

    RoomLink User Guide Evaluating your Home Network Environment You can connect RoomLink™ to your VAIO® computer(s) using the Ethernet port on your VAIO computer(s), a router with a built-in network switch, or a network switch device. These home network environment scenarios can help determine the best connection method for your network media receiver and VAIO computer(s).
  • Page 33 Environment 1 — Connection method: Connect RoomLink™ to your DSL/cable modem the network cable (supplied) with the ferrite core (supplied). Connect the Ethernet jack on each VAIO® computer to a jack(s) on the DSL/modem, using additional network cables (sold separately). This connection method may vary, depending on specific factors in your environment.
  • Page 34 RoomLink User Guide ENVIRONMENT 2: DSL/cable modem with built-in router, without network switch ports Connecting in Environment 2 VAIO® Computer #1 MONITOR To Ethernet port HEADPHONES LINE IN MONITOR AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO VHF/UHF – VIDEO OUTPUT – –...
  • Page 35 Environment 2 — Connection method: Connect RoomLink™ to a network switch device (sold separately), using the network cable (supplied) equipped with the ferrite core (supplied). Connect the Ethernet jack on each VAIO® computer to a jack(s) on the network switch, using additional network cables (sold separately). Connect the network switch device to the DSL or cable modem, using a network cable (sold separately).
  • Page 36 RoomLink User Guide ENVIRONMENT 3: DSL/cable modem without a built-in router Connecting in Environment 3 VAIO® Computer #1 MONITOR To Ethernet port HEADPHONES LINE IN MONITOR AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO VHF/UHF – VIDEO OUTPUT – – VIDEO1 INPUT – PHONE LINE VAIO®...
  • Page 37 Environment 3 — Connection method: Connect RoomLink™ to a router device with network switch (sold separately), using the network cable (supplied) equipped with the ferrite core (supplied). Connect the Ethernet jack on each VAIO® computer to a jack(s) on the router device, using additional network cables (sold separately).
  • Page 38 RoomLink User Guide ENVIRONMENT 4: Network cable is connected to a LAN, shared in a residential complex Connecting in Environment 4 VAIO® Computer #1 MONITOR To Ethernet port HEADPHONES LINE IN MONITOR AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO VHF/UHF – VIDEO OUTPUT – –...
  • Page 39 Environment 4 — Connection method: Connect RoomLink™ to a router device with a built-in network switch (sold separately), using the network cable (supplied) equipped with the ferrite core (supplied). Connect the Ethernet jack on each VAIO® computer to a jack(s) on the router device, using additional network cables (sold separately).
  • Page 40 RoomLink User Guide ENVIRONMENT 5: The VAIO® computer is connected to the Internet using the built-in modem Connecting in Environment 5 Connected to Internet using MONITOR built-in modem HEADPHONES LINE IN MONITOR AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO VHF/UHF – VIDEO OUTPUT – –...
  • Page 41 ENVIRONMENT 6: VAIO computer is not connected to the Internet Connecting in Environment 6 MONITOR To Ethernet port HEADPHONES LINE IN MONITOR AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO VHF/UHF – VIDEO OUTPUT – – VIDEO1 INPUT – PHONE LINE VAIO® Computer Environment 6 —...
  • Page 42 RoomLink User Guide ENVIRONMENT 7: Connecting multiple VAIO computers (Under conditions similar to Environment 5 and 6) Connecting in Environment 7 VAIO® Computer #1 MONITOR To Ethernet port HEADPHONES LINE IN MONITOR AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO AUDIO S VIDEO/VIDEO VHF/UHF – VIDEO OUTPUT – –...
  • Page 43 Environment 7 — Connection method: Connect the network media receiver to a router device with a built-in network switch, or a multiple port network switch network cable (supplied) equipped with the ferrite core (supplied). Connect the Ethernet jack on each VAIO® computer to a jack(s) on the router device, using additional network cables (sold separately).
  • Page 44 RoomLink User Guide Connecting RoomLink to a TV Use the audio/video connection cable (supplied) to connect the network media receiver and your TV. Connect the cable by matching the connector colors to the jack colors on the TV’s audio/video jacks. Optional equipment and cables may be required to connect RoomLink™, TV, and VAIO computer, depending on your connection environment.
  • Page 45 Evaluating your Home Network Environment Connecting RoomLink and TV through a video recorder Use the audio/video connection cable (supplied) to connect the network media receiver and your video recorder. Connect the cable, by matching the connector colors to the jack colors on the TV’s audio/video jacks. Optional equipment and cables may be required to connect RoomLink™...
  • Page 46 RoomLink User Guide Connecting RoomLink to digital sound system equipment Use an optical digital connection cable (sold separately) to connect the network media receiver and your digital sound system equipment. Insert one end of an optical digital cable (sold separately) into the optical OUT port on the network media receiver.
  • Page 47 Assigning a fixed IP address Each VAIO® computer in your network requires a fixed IP address in some environments: If your VAIO computer is connected to the Internet using the installed ❑ modem, as in Environment 5. ❑ If your VAIO computer is not connected to the Internet, as in Environment 6. If you are connecting more than one VAIO computer using a network switch ❑...
  • Page 48 RoomLink User Guide Right-click Local Area Connection and select Properties from the shortcut menu. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears Local Area Connection Properties dialog box From the General tab, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box appears. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box...
  • Page 49 Select “Use the following IP address” and specify an IP address and subnet mask, using the following format: IP address: 169.254.XXX.XXX (Replace XXX with a numeric value between 001 and 254 — as an example: 169.254.222.222) Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0 (Use this number for the subnet mask) Click OK.
  • Page 50: Operating Roomlink

    RoomLink User Guide Operating RoomLink Start the network media receiver after you have finished setting up the hardware connections to your VAIO® computer and TV. Before using RoomLink™ with your VAIO® computer and TV, set up and configure your software as described in the section, “Configuring Software for Use with RoomLink”...
  • Page 51: Configuring Software Ware

    Configuring Software for Use with RoomLink This section provides information on configuring the media server, video, music and photo/still image software on your VAIO® computer.
  • Page 52: Configuring Vaio Media Software

    RoomLink User Guide Configuring VAIO Media software VAIO Media™ software manages the interaction between RoomLink™ and your VAIO® computer(s), by enabling the computer(s) to act as a music, photo, and video servers. A VAIO computer that shipped with VAIO Media™ software preinstalled can be used as a VAIO Media server in a network environment.
  • Page 53 See “To register RoomLink to your VAIO computer” on page 71 for more information. ✍ The music Playlists, video cabinets and photo collections are available for network sharing only when the VAIO Media server software is started. Click Start on the Windows® taskbar, select All Programs. Point to VAIO Media, point to Server Administration, and click Console.
  • Page 54 RoomLink User Guide VAIO Media Console (detail) In the section, Start and Stop Servers, verify that all available servers are shown as Started. If any servers are shown as Stopped, click Start All. Click Close in the VAIO Media Console window.
  • Page 55: Configuring Giga Pocket Software

    Configuring Giga Pocket Software Click Start in the Windows taskbar and select All Programs Point to Giga Pocket, click All Software, and then click Giga Pocket Server. If you have not set a password for Giga Pocket Server: The Giga Pocket Server password setting dialog box appears. ❑...
  • Page 56 RoomLink User Guide...
  • Page 57: Configuring Roomlink

    Configuring RoomLink This section provides information on configuring your network media receiver and VAIO® computer (server).
  • Page 58: Configuring Default Settings

    RoomLink User Guide Configuring Default Settings Default Settings You can conveniently access certain RoomLink features and functions by customizing the default settings for your network media receiver and VAIO® computer. Connecting to a server automatically You can set RoomLink to automatically connect to a VAIO® computer (server), when accessing the TV, Video, Music, or Photo content.
  • Page 59 Use the up or down arrow keys on the Remote Commander® unit to select a server. Press SELECT. Use the up or down arrow keys on the Remote Commander to select Connect Automatically. Press SELECT to connect to the desired server. To cancel the default server settings From the Select a server screen, use the up or down arrow keys on the Remote Commander to select Delete from list.
  • Page 60 RoomLink User Guide Turn on the network media receiver by pressing the POWER button on the Remote Commander. The Power/Rec indicator lights and the Main Menu screen appears on your TV screen. Main Menu screen Main Menu ✍ When the Standby indicator light is red (dimmed), RoomLink™ is ready to be turned on.
  • Page 61: Main Menu

    Use the up or down arrow keys on the Remote Commander to highlight System Settings. Press SELECT. The System Settings screen appears. System Settings screen Settings System Settings Device Registration Startup Menu IP Address Firmware Update Factory Default Device Information Use the up or down arrow keys on the Remote Commander to select Startup Menu, then press SELECT.
  • Page 62 RoomLink User Guide 10 Use the up or down arrow keys on the Remote Commander to select a Startup screen. Highlight OK, then press the SELECT button. ✍ The default startup screen setting is deleted if the AC power is interrupted. Configuring your VAIO computer to start automatically You can set your VAIO®...
  • Page 63 Click + next to Network Adapter. The drop-down tree displays all available network adapters. Device Manager Double-click the network adapter that connects the computer to RoomLink™. The network adapter’s Properties dialog box appears. Network Adapter Properties ✍ A Power Management tab should be available for the selected network adapter. If more than one network adapter is listed, select the device that has the Power Management tab available in the Properties dialog box.
  • Page 64 RoomLink User Guide From the Power Management tab, select the options, “Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby” and “Only allow management stations to bring the computer out of standby”. Click OK. Network Adapter Properties (detail) Close the Device Manager window, then click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
  • Page 65: Setting Up Roomlink

    Setting Up RoomLink Specifying an IP address On the Remote Commander® unit, press the MAIN MENU button. The Main Menu screen appears. Highlight Settings, then press the SELECT button. The Settings screen appears. Settings screen Settings System Settings TV Settings Video Settings Photo Settings Press...
  • Page 66 RoomLink User Guide Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight IP Address, then press the SELECT button. The IP Address screen appears. IP Address screen Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight Specify IP Address, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 67 The network media receiver enables you to use your VAIO® computer to update RoomLink™ firmware. ✍ Check the Sony Computing Support Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport, for future firmware updates. On the Remote Commander, press the MAIN MENU button. The Main Menu appears.
  • Page 68 RoomLink User Guide Use the direction arrow buttons to highlight OK, then press the SELECT button. RoomLink™ prepares to download the firmware update. The POWER/REC indicator starts blinking (red) slowly. Once you have started the firmware update process, do not attempt to stop or cancel it.
  • Page 69 Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight System Settings, then press the SELECT button. The System Settings screen appears. Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight Factory Default, then press the SELECT button. The Default settings screen appears. Default settings screen Settings Default Settings...
  • Page 70 RoomLink User Guide Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight System Settings, then press the SELECT button. The System Settings screen appears. Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight Device registration, then press the SELECT button. The Device registration screen appears.
  • Page 71 To register RoomLink to your VAIO computer Click Start on the Windows® taskbar, select All Programs. Point to VAIO Media, point to Server Administration, and click Console. The VAIO Media Console dialog box appears. VAIO Media Console In the Access Control Settings section, select the option, “Access this computer from other computers on the network.”...
  • Page 72 10 When the Registration Confirmation message box appears, respond to the prompt, “Do you want to add the device Sony Network Media Receiver?”, by clicking Yes. The Sony Network Media Receiver is added to the List of Registered Devices. 11 Click Close in the Devices dialog box.
  • Page 73 To complete registration When Registration Completed is displayed on the TV screen: Use the on the Remote Commander® unit to highlight Close. Press the SELECT button. RoomLink™ is registered to your VAIO computer. The TV screen displays the System Settings screen again. Setting Up RoomLink...
  • Page 74 RoomLink User Guide...
  • Page 75: Watching And Recording Tv Programs

    Watching and Recording TV Programs This section provides information on using RoomLink™ to watch and record your favorite TV programs, using your VAIO® computer and TV.
  • Page 76: Watching Tv Programs

    RoomLink User Guide Watching TV programs The network media receiver enables you to view TV programs, received through your VAIO® computer that is equipped with Giga Pocket™ Personal Video Recorder, on your TV screen. ✍ Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder hardware and software must be set up on your VAIO computer in order to view TV programs.
  • Page 77 Highlight Connect and press the SELECT button. The TV program screen appears. TV program screen LIVE [Standard] RECORD On the Remote Commander, use the CHANNEL +/- buttons, or use the channel number and ENTER buttons, to change the channels. ✍ It may take 3 - 5 seconds for each channel change after pressing the ENTER button or using the CHANNEL switch.
  • Page 78 RoomLink User Guide To change the audio mode Each time you press the AUDIO button, the audio mode switches in the following cycle: Main (Stereo) --> SAP (Stereo L) --> Main/SAP (Stereo R) ✍ Your VAIO® computer, equipped with Giga Pocket™ features, must have the Auto- SAP feature turned on.
  • Page 79 Changing your TV display quality You can change your TV display quality by following these steps: From the TV program screen: On the Remote Commander® unit, press the OPTIONS button. The OPTIONS screen appears. Press to highlight TV Settings, then press the SELECT button. The TV Settings screen appears.
  • Page 80: Recording Tv Programs

    RoomLink User Guide Recording TV programs The network media receiver enables you to view TV programs, received through your VAIO® computer, on your TV screen. ✍ Giga Pocket™ Personal Video Recorder hardware and software must be set up on your VAIO computer to view TV programs.
  • Page 81 Highlight Connect and press the SELECT button. The TV program screen appears. TV program screen LIVE [Standard] On the Remote Commander® unit, use the CHANNEL +/- buttons, or use the channel number and ENTER buttons, to change the channels. ✍ It may take 3 - 5 seconds for each channel change after pressing the ENTER button or pressing the CHANNEL +/- buttons.
  • Page 82 RoomLink User Guide By default, the RoomLink recording feature is preset to automatically stop 30 minutes after pressing the REC button. The length of the recording session can be extended by 30-minute increments (up to a total of 6 hours) each time you press the REC button.
  • Page 83 You cannot switch features while recording a TV program. ❑ The length of a recording session can be extended by 30-minute increments ❑ (up to a total of 6 hours) each time you press the REC button. ❑ It takes 20 seconds for recording to start or stop after pressing the REC or the REC STOP button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 84 RoomLink User Guide Press to highlight Timer programming, then press the SELECT button. The Timer programming screen appears. Timer programming screen Timer Programming (MyVAIOServer) Date --/-- Press the SELECT button again. The Change Timer screen appears. Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight the month area in Start Date/Time, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 85 Highlight OK, then press the SELECT button. The timer recording is programmed, and the recording starts automatically according to your timer settings. Canceling a timer recording From the Timer programming screen, press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight the timer recording you want to cancel and press the SELECT button.
  • Page 86 RoomLink User Guide...
  • Page 87: Viewing Video

    Viewing Video This section provides information on using RoomLink™ to watch Video Capsules with your VAIO® computer and TV.
  • Page 88: Playing Video

    RoomLink User Guide Playing Video The RoomLink™ enables you to view Video Capsules, recorded with Giga Pocket™ Personal Video Recorder, on your TV screen. You can also use the network media receiver to watch compatible video files. Your network media receiver supports Video Capsules recorded with Giga Pocket™...
  • Page 89 Highlight Connect and press the SELECT button. The Video Capsule screen appears. Video Capsule screen Video All Libraries All Video Capsules My Cabinet Movies Music Videos Exercise Videos :Select Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight the video cabinet that contains the desired Video Capsule, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 90 RoomLink User Guide To view a video or movie stored on another VAIO computer (server) You can select a specific server to use, if more than one computer is connected to RoomLink™. From the TV program screen: On the Remote Commander, press the OPTIONS button. Highlight Select a server, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 91 Press to highlight Sort, then press the SELECT button. A submenu appears. Video Sort options screen Video OPTIONS 6/10 Return Select a Server.. Sort Video Settings.. 5/30 Press the up or down arrow buttons to specify the sort order, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 92 RoomLink User Guide To protect Video Capsules The Video Capsules screen enables you to protect Video Capsules so that they cannot be deleted. From the Video Capsules screen, highlight a Video Capsule for protection, then press the SELECT button. A submenu appears. Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight Read-only, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 93 Changing the video settings When you use different servers as the default for the Video and TV features, all recorded TV programs are stored on the computer being used as the default TV server. Press the OPTIONS button while the Video Cabinets or Video Capsules screen is displayed.
  • Page 94 RoomLink User Guide Using the film roll feature The network media player has a thumbnail view (film roll) feature that enables you to select the frame to start playback. Press the up arrow button during video playback or pause. A film roll appears on your TV screen. Film roll view screen Press the right or left arrow buttons to move the cursor frame, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 95 Use the number buttons to enter a specific time and press SELECT. The playback starts at the specified playback time. ✍ If you entered a wrong number, press the CLEAR button to erase the entry. Resuming video playback from the original frame You can return to the frame where playback was previously stopped and resume playing back the Video Capsule.
  • Page 96 RoomLink User Guide...
  • Page 97: Listening To Music Music

    Listening to Music This section provides information on using RoomLink™ to listen to music with your VAIO® computer and TV.
  • Page 98: Playing Music

    RoomLink User Guide Playing Music RoomLink™ enables you to play music files stored on your VAIO® computer with SonicStage™ software, using your TV’s sound system or a digital sound system connected to your TV. The Playlists managed by SonicStage software are supported by the network media receiver .
  • Page 99 Highlight Connect and press the SELECT button. The Music - All Libraries screen appears, displaying both folders and Playlists. Music - All Libraries screen Music (MyMusicServer) All Libraries All Playlists Rock and Roll ATRAC3s - Reggae MP3s - Romantic Time WAVs - Sound FX MP3s - Movie Soundtracks :Play...
  • Page 100 RoomLink User Guide To play music files stored on another VAIO computer (server) You can select a specific server to use, if more than one computer is connected to RoomLink™. From the Music - All Libraries screen: On the Remote Commander, press the OPTIONS button. Highlight Select a server, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 101: Options Screen

    To loop a music track The Repeat function enables you to repeat the playback of a single music track or an entire Playlist. Press the OPTIONS button during the playback of the music track or Playlist. The OPTIONS menu appears. Options screen Music (MyMusicServer) Women in Music...
  • Page 102 RoomLink User Guide To choose a PLAY mode The Play Mode enables you to play all tracks in a Playlist (normal playback), play a specific music track, or play music tracks in the Playlist randomly (shuffle). Press the OPTIONS button during the playback of the Playlist. The OPTIONS menu appears.
  • Page 103: Viewing Photos

    Viewing Photos This section provides information on using RoomLink™ to view photos in slide show format or as individual still images, using your VAIO® computer and TV.
  • Page 104: Viewing Photos/still Images

    RoomLink User Guide Viewing Photos/Still Images RoomLink™ enables you to use your TV to view still images (photos), stored on your VAIO® computer, in slide show format. Only the photos managed with PictureGear Studio™ software, or the photo files stored in a designated folder are supported by the network media receiver. About PictureGear Studio software If PictureGear Studio software is installed on your VAIO computer, use the Photo Collection feature to store your photos for the Photo server.
  • Page 105 Viewing Photos On the Remote Commander® unit, press the MAIN MENU button. The Main Menu - Photo appears. Main Menu - Photo screen Main Menu Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight Photo - View photos, then press the SELECT button. Highlight a server that contains the desired photo collections and still images, and press the SELECT button.
  • Page 106 RoomLink User Guide Press to highlight the folder that contains the desired photo collection or photos, then press the SELECT button. The folder opens and a list of available still images is displayed. ✍ Only still image files are compatible for viewing with RoomLink™. Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight the collection or still image to view, then press the PLAY button.
  • Page 107 Using index view (thumbnails) The Index View enables you to view still image files (photos), stored on your photo server, in thumbnail view. On the Remote Commander, press the MAIN MENU button. The Main Menu appears. Press to highlight Photo - View photos, then press the SELECT button.
  • Page 108 RoomLink User Guide Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight Show Index, then press the SELECT button. The photos are displayed in thumbnail view on your TV screen. Thumbnail view screen Photo (MyPhotoServer) European Vacation Starting the slide show from a specific photo From the Index view, press the SELECT button.
  • Page 109: Changing The Slide Show Settings

    Viewing a single photo From the Index view, press the direction arrow buttons to highlight the desired photo, then press the SELECT button. A submenu appears. Press the up or down arrow button to highlight Show selected picture, then press the SELECT button. The selected photo is displayed in full view mode.
  • Page 110: Adding Background Music To A Slide Show

    RoomLink User Guide In the Slide Show Repeat section, use the right or left arrow buttons to highlight ON or OFF, then press the SELECT button. Press the up or down arrow buttons to highlight OK, then press the SELECT button. The Photos - All Libraries screen is displayed.
  • Page 111: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section describes how to troubleshoot common problems.
  • Page 112: About Power Connections

    RoomLink User Guide About Power Connections RoomLink does not start or operate ❑ Connect the AC adapter securely. The standby indicator light is red (dimmed) after the AC power cord is connected between the network media receiver unit and the wall power outlet.) Verify that all cables are connected securely.
  • Page 113 The VAIO computer does not resume from Standby or Hibernate mode Verify that the computer, server and network settings are configured ❑ correctly. See the section, “Configuring RoomLink” on page 57. ❑ Check the following, if applicable to your connection environment: A crossover cable is securely connected between RoomLink™...
  • Page 114: About The Remote Commander

    RoomLink User Guide About the Remote Commander The Remote Commander does not control TV functions ❑ Verify that fresh batteries are properly installed in the Remote Commander®. Verify that the correct TV manufacturer code is set for the Remote ❑ Commander.
  • Page 115: About Connecting To A Server

    Visual and audio reception is interrupted or distorted The network may not have enough bandwidth. ❑ Check the following, if applicable to your network environment: The network cables supports 100 BASE-TX. ❑ The network switch or the router device supports 100 BASE-TX. ❑...
  • Page 116 RoomLink User Guide To use the automatic resume feature ❑ Standby or the Hibernate mode. See “Configuring your VAIO computer to start automatically” on page 62. Verify that the IP address of the network media receiver is being obtained ❑ properly.
  • Page 117: About Recording And Playback

    The server is listed as “Unknown” When is shown for a server, RoomLink™ does not recognize the computer’s availability and fails to connect. Try the following steps: Using the Remote Commander, select Connect from the on-screen submenu. Press OK. If these steps do not connect the server, check the following: ❑...
  • Page 118 RoomLink User Guide It takes a long time to start or stop recording It takes 20 seconds for recording to start or stop after pressing the REC or the REC STOP button on the Remote Commander. RoomLink does not access TV programs ❑...
  • Page 119: Support Options

    Support Options This section provides information on locating support resources for your RoomLink™ unit.
  • Page 120: Immediate Help And Support

    RoomLink User Guide Immediate Help and Support You can locate helpful information immediately by consulting your hard copy guides and supplements or the individual software Help files. Your RoomLink™ device is supplied with these support options: ❑ RoomLink™ User Guide — The User Guide provides information about configuring, maintaining, and upgrading your network media receiver.
  • Page 121 The software’s main window appears. From the menu bar, click Help. The Help file appears. * You can locate Sony software Help by pointing to a specific application icon and then selecting Help from the pop-up menu. Immediate Help and Support...
  • Page 122: Contacting Sony For Help And Support

    Sony Computing Support Web site Online help and support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when you visit the Sony Computing Support Web site. You can access the Web site at http://www.sony.com/pcsupport. The Sony Computing Support Web site provides Information about your RoomLink™...
  • Page 123 Sony Customer Information Services Center If other support options do not resolve your issue, you can contact a Sony Support representative directly. Before making a call to the Sony Customer Information Services Center, have this basic information readily available. Model number...
  • Page 124 RoomLink User Guide...
  • Page 125: Specifications

    Specifications PCNA-MR10 The following table details the file compatibility and hardware specifications for the RoomLink unit. Hardware MPEG2 Decoder † Giga Pocket™ Video Capsules SonicStage™ Playlists Photo Server collections Video Output Audio Output Ethernet Power Requirements Operating Temperature Power Use Dimensions Weight Supplied Accessories...
  • Page 126 RoomLink User Guide...
  • Page 127: Index

    Index AC adapter Notes on Use 5 accessories 125 assigning an IP address 47 audio button 24 distortion 115 modes 78 audio L jack 21 audio R jack 21 back panel 21 Audio L jack 21 Audio R jack 21 Ethernet port 21 Optical OUT port 21 S-video jack 21...
  • Page 128 RoomLink User Guide Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) Enter button 24 Ethernet port 21 fast-forward 23, 89, 100 ferrite core 6, 29 Notes on Use 6 file formats 125 film roll 94 firmware update 67 fixed IP address 47 front panel 20 infrared receiver 20 power button 20 stand by indicator 20...
  • Page 129 online documentation VAIO Computer User Guide 120 online Help 121 operating temperature 125 optical OUT port 21 Options button 23 Page UP/Page Down 24 pause music 100 playback 90 Pause button 24 Photo collection 61, 104 Photo file format 52 PictureGear Studio software 17, 104 Photo collection 61, 104 Play button 24...
  • Page 130 RoomLink User Guide FWD button 23 MAIN MENU button 24 MUTE button 22 NEXT button 24 Notes on Use 5 OPTIONS button 23 overview 22 PAUSE button 24 performance 118 PLAY button 24 POWER button 23 PREV button 24 programming 30 REC button 23, 118 REC STOP button 24, 118 RETURN button 24...
  • Page 131 PictureGear Studio 17, 104 SonicStage 17 VAIO Media 52 VAIO Media Console 52 SonicStage software 17 listening to music 98 Playlist 61 Sony Customer Information Services Center 123 Support Web site 122 sort Playlists 102 Video Capsules 90 sound control 22...
  • Page 132 RoomLink User Guide thumbnails 107 time search 94 timer recording 83 changing 85 to cancel 85 Troubleshooting 111 Audio and Visual 114 Connecting to a Server 115 media receiver does not start 112 Power Connections 112 Recording and Playback 117 Remote Commander 114 RoomLink doesn’t turn off 112 TV broadcast 114...

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