HP Pavilion DV5-1002 User Manual

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    Multimedia User Guide...

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    The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

  • Page 3: Product Notice

    Product notice This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your computer.

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    Product notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Multimedia features Identifying your multimedia components ... 2 Using the media button ... 4 Adjusting the volume ... 5 Using the media activity functions ... 6 Using the media activity buttons ... 6 Using the media activity hotkeys ... 7 2 Multimedia software Using QuickPlay software ...

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    The process of burning a disc does not begin, or it stops before completion ... 40 A device driver must be reinstalled ... 41 Obtaining the latest HP device drivers ... 41 Obtaining the latest Windows device drivers ... 42...

  • Page 7: Multimedia Features

    Multimedia features Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components: ● Optical drive for playing audio and video discs ● Integrated speakers for listening to music ●...

  • Page 8: Identifying Your Multimedia Components

    Identifying your multimedia components The following illustration and table describe the multimedia features of the computer. Component Internal microphones (2) Webcam light Webcam Volume scroll zone Speakers (2) Audio-out (headphone) jacks (2) Chapter 1 Multimedia features Description Record sound. Turns on when video software accesses the webcam. Captures video.

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    Component Audio-in (microphone) jack Volume mute button Description Connects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone. Mutes and restores speaker sound. Identifying your multimedia components...

  • Page 10: Using The Media Button

    Using the media button The function of the media button varies by model and installed software. With this button, you can watch movies, listen to music, and view pictures. Pressing the media button launches the QuickPlay program. NOTE: If the computer has been set up to require a logon password, you may be asked to log on to Windows.

  • Page 11: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● Computer volume buttons: ◦ To mute or restore volume, press the mute button (1). ◦ To decrease volume, press the volume down button (2), or slide your finger across the volume scroll zone from right to left.

  • Page 12: Using The Media Activity Functions, Using The Media Activity Buttons, Previous/rewind Button, Play/pause Button

    Using the media activity functions The media activity buttons (select models only) and the media activity hotkeys control the play of an audio CD or a DVD in the optical drive. Using the media activity buttons The following illustration and tables describe the functions of the media activity buttons when a disc is in the optical drive.

  • Page 13: Using The Media Activity Hotkeys, Next/fast Forward Button, Stop Button

    Next/fast forward button Disc status Button Playing Next/fast forward button Playing + next/fast forward button Stop button Disc status Button Playing Stop button Using the media activity hotkeys A media activity hotkey is a combination of the ● When an audio CD or a DVD is not playing, press ●...

  • Page 14: 2 Multimedia Software

    Multimedia software Your computer includes preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play music, watch movies, and view pictures. The following sections provide details about QuickPlay and other preinstalled multimedia software. Chapter 2 Multimedia software...

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    DVD movies. You can also play and sing along with karaoke CDs (select models only) and view and record live TV. QuickPlay includes the following features: ● Internet TV—Classic oldies, a range of TV shows and channels, as well as the HP-TV channel streamed in full-screen to computers with an Internet connection. ●...

  • Page 16: Using Other Preinstalled Multimedia Software

    Using other preinstalled multimedia software To locate other preinstalled multimedia software: Select Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. For example, ▲ if you want to use Windows Media Player to play an audio CD, click Windows Media Player. NOTE: Some programs may be located in subfolders.

  • Page 17: Installing Multimedia Software From A Disc

    Installing multimedia software from a disc To install any multimedia software from a CD or DVD, follow these steps: Insert the disc into the optical drive. When the installation wizard opens, follow the on-screen instructions. Restart the computer if you are prompted to do so. NOTE: For details about using software included with the computer, refer to the software manufacturer’s instructions, which may be provided with the software, on disc, or on the manufacturer’s...

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    Audio Your computer enables you to use a variety of audio features: ● Play music using your computer speakers and/or connected external speakers ● Record sound using the internal microphone or connect an external microphone ● Download music from the Internet ●...

  • Page 19: Connecting External Audio Devices

    Connecting external audio devices WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices. To connect external devices such as external speakers, headphone, or a microphone, refer to the information provided with the device.

  • Page 20: Checking Your Audio Functions

    Checking your audio functions To check the system sound on your computer, follow these steps: Select Start > Control Panel. Click Hardware and Sound. Click Sound. When the Sound window opens, click the Sounds tab. Under Program, select any sound event, such as a beep or alarm, and click the Test button.

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    Video Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features: ● Watch movies ● Play games over the Internet ● Edit pictures and video to create presentations ● Connect external video devices ● Watch TV, including high-definition TV (select models only)

  • Page 22: Connecting An External Monitor Or Projector

    Connecting an external monitor or projector The external monitor port connects an external display device such as an external monitor or a projector to the computer. To connect a display device, connect the device cable to the external monitor port. ▲...

  • Page 23: Connecting An Hdmi Device, Configuring The Audio Using Hdmi (select Models Only)

    Connecting an HDMI device The computer includes an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port. The HDMI port connects the computer to an optional video or audio device, such as a high-definition television, or any compatible digital or audio component. The computer can support one HDMI device connected to the HDMI port, while simultaneously supporting an image on the computer display or any other supported external display.

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    Setting HDMI as the default audio playback device Select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound icon. Click the Playback tab, click Digital Output Device (HDMI), and then click Set Default. Click OK. Start QuickPlay, or if it is already running, close it, and then restart it. Chapter 4 Video...

  • Page 25: Watching Tv

    To view live television, follow these steps: Press the TV button on the HP Media Remote Control to open the QuickPlay TV mode. Use the arrow keys to select the source name, and then press the OK button. The TV broadcast begins to play in the preview window.

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    Use the arrow keys to select the program you want to view, and then press the OK button. The recorded program begins to play in the preview window. To watch in full-screen format, press the right arrow to move the cursor to the preview window and then press the OK button.

  • Page 27: Identifying The Installed Optical Drive

    Optical drive Your computer includes an optical drive that expands the functionality of the computer. Identify what kind of device is installed in your computer to see its capabilities. The optical drive allows you to read data discs, play music, and watch movies. If your computer includes a Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive or an HD DVD Drive, then you can also watch high-definition video from disc.

  • Page 28: Using Optical Discs

    Using optical discs An optical drive, such as a DVD-ROM drive, supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). These discs store information, such as music, photos, and movies. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CDs. Your optical drive can read standard CD and DVD discs. If your optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive, it can also read Blu-ray discs.

  • Page 29: Selecting The Right Disc, Cd-r Discs, Cd-rw Discs, Dvd±r Discs, Dvd±rw Discs, Lightscribe Dvd+r Discs

    Selecting the right disc An optical drive supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). CDs, used to store digital data, are also used for commercial audio recordings and are convenient for your personal storage needs. DVDs are used primarily for movies, software, and data backup purposes. DVDs are the same form factor as CDs but have at least 8 times the storage capacity.

  • Page 30: Hd Dvd Discs And Blu-ray Disc

    HD DVD discs and Blu-ray Disc HD DVD is a high-density disc format designed for the storage of large amounts of data and high- definition video. The capacity for an HD DVD is 15 gigabytes (GB) for single layer and 30 GB for dual layer, about three times the capacity of a standard DVD.

  • Page 31: Playing Music

    Playing music Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the optical drive bezel to release the disc tray. Pull out the tray (2). Hold the disc by the edges and position the disc label-side up over the tray spindle. NOTE: If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully to position it over the spindle.

  • Page 32: Watching A Movie

    Watching a movie Your optical drive allows you to watch movies from a disc. You can also watch high-definition movies from a disc if your computer includes an optional Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive or an optional HD DVD Drive. Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the optical drive bezel to release the disc tray.

  • Page 33: Changing Dvd Region Settings

    Changing DVD region settings Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally. You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD drive.

  • Page 34: Creating Or "burning" A Cd Or Dvd

    Creating or “burning” a CD or DVD If your computer includes a CD-RW, DVD-RW, or DVD±RW optical drive, you can use software such as Windows Media Player or CyberLink Power2Go to burn data and audio files, including MP3 and WAV music files.

  • Page 35: Removing An Optical Disc (cd Or Dvd)

    Removing an optical disc (CD or DVD) Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the disc tray, and then gently pull out the tray (2) until it stops. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc.

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    Webcam Your computer includes an integrated webcam, located at the top of the display. The webcam is an input device that allows you to capture and share video. Preinstalled CyberLink YouCam software provides new features that expand the webcam experience. To access the webcam and CyberLink YouCam software, select Start >...

  • Page 37: Webcam Tips

    Webcam tips For optimum performance, observe the following guidelines while using the webcam: ● Be sure that you have the latest version of an instant message program before starting a video conversation. ● The webcam may not work properly across some network firewalls. NOTE: If you are having trouble viewing or sending multimedia files to someone on another LAN or outside your network firewall, temporarily disable the firewall, perform the task you want to...

  • Page 38: Adjusting Webcam Properties

    Adjusting webcam properties You can adjust webcam properties using the Properties dialog box, which is accessible from various programs that use the integrated camera, usually from a configuration, settings, or properties menu: ● Brightness—Controls the amount of light that is incorporated into the image. A higher brightness setting creates a brighter image;...

  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The following sections describe several common issues and resolutions.

  • Page 40: The Optical Disc Tray Does Not Open For Removal Of A Cd Or Dvd

    The optical disc tray does not open for removal of a CD or Insert the end of a paper clip (1) into the release access in the front bezel of the drive. Press in gently on the paper clip until the disc tray is released, and then pull out the tray (2) until it stops.

  • Page 41: The Computer Does Not Detect The Optical Drive

    The computer does not detect the optical drive If Windows does not detect an installed device, the device driver software may be missing or corrupted. If you suspect that the DVD/CD-ROM drive is not being detected, verify that the optical drive is listed in the Device Manager utility.

  • Page 42: A Disc Does Not Play

    A disc does not play ● Save your work and close all open programs before playing a CD or a DVD. ● Log off the Internet before playing a CD or a DVD. ● Be sure that you insert the disc properly. ●...

  • Page 43: A Disc Does Not Play Automatically

    A disc does not play automatically Click Start and type autoplay in the Start Search box. As you type, search results are listed in the pane above the box. In the results pane, click Autoplay. If prompted by User Account Control, click Continue. Select the check box for Use AutoPlay for all media and devices, and then click Save.

  • Page 44: A Dvd Movie Stops, Skips, Or Plays Erratically

    A DVD movie stops, skips, or plays erratically ● Press the Play button. You may have accidentally paused the movie. ● Clean the disc. ● Conserve system resources by trying the following suggestions: ◦ Log off the Internet. ◦ Change the color properties of the desktop: 1.

  • Page 45: A Dvd Movie Is Not Visible On An External Display

    A DVD movie is not visible on an external display If both the computer display and an external display are turned on, press to switch between the 2 displays. Configure the monitor settings to make the external display primary: Right-click on a blank area of the computer desktop, and select Personalize > Display Settings.

  • Page 46: The Process Of Burning A Disc Does Not Begin, Or It Stops Before Completion

    The process of burning a disc does not begin, or it stops before completion ● Be sure that all other programs are closed. ● Turn off Sleep mode and Hibernation. ● Be sure that you are using the right kind of disc for your drive. See your user guides for more information about disc types.

  • Page 47: A Device Driver Must Be Reinstalled, Obtaining The Latest Hp Device Drivers

    To use the HP Update Utility: Select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Update. On the HP Welcome screen, click Settings and select a time when the utility should check for software updates on the Web. Click Next to immediately check for HP software updates.

  • Page 48: Obtaining The Latest Windows Device Drivers

    Click your specific product from the models listed. Click the Windows Vista® operating system. When the list of drivers is displayed, click an updated driver to open a window containing additional information. Click Install now to install the updated driver without downloading the file. –...

  • Page 49: Index

    DVD 27 software installing 11 multimedia 10 QuickPlay 9 Windows Media Player 10 speakers 2 tips, webcam 31 troubleshooting device driver 41 disc burning 40 disc play 36, 37 DVD movie play 38 external display 39 HP device drivers 41 Index...

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    optical disc tray 34 optical drive detection 35 Windows drivers 42 TV, watching 19 video features 15 volume 5 volume buttons 5 volume mute button, identifying 3 volume scroll zone, identifying 2 watching TV 19 webcam 2 webcam light 2 webcam properties, adjusting 32 webcam tips 31 webcam, using 30...

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