HP USB TV Tuner User Manual

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HP USB Digital/Analog TV Tuner
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    HP USB Digital/Analog TV Tuner User Guide Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/...

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    Microsoft Corporation. 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: Table Of Contents

    Step 6: Set up your software ... 14 Running the Setup Wizard ... 14 4 FM radio setup Step 1: Set up the TV tuner ... 16 Step 2: Set up the FM radio software ... 16 Setting up software using QuickPlay ... 16 Setting up software using Windows Media Center ...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Adding an audio receiver to your connection ... 25 Configuring external speakers and audio settings ... 25 6 Remote control Remote control buttons ... 28 Using the remote control ... 31 Replacing the remote control batteries ... 32 Appendix A Troubleshooting Appendix B Glossary Index ...

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    Introduction This guide provides the most common steps for connecting the HP USB Digital/Analog TV Tuner to your computer using your existing cable/satellite setup or the TV antenna (included). When connected, the TV tuner enables you to watch, record, and pause live TV on the computer. You can also record your favorite TV shows and watch them at any time.

  • Page 6: Before You Begin

    Before you begin Before you set up your TV tuner, read this section to determine the most appropriate connection for your equipment. In this guide, you will see the following procedures: ● Identifying the TV tuner setup hardware ● Setting up the TV tuner, using one of the connection procedures described ●...

  • Page 7: Getting Help, Getting Help For Mediasmart, Getting Help For Quickplay

    Getting help If you have any difficulty with the setup process, refer to Appendix A, help. For help with your software, refer to one of the following sections. Getting help for MediaSmart If you are having trouble with MediaSmart, refer to Help and Support. To access Help and Support on your computer, click Start, and then click Help and Support.

  • Page 8: Identifying Setup Components Setup Components

    Identifying setup components Setup components The following components are included with your TV tuner. Depending on the connection you choose, some components may not be required. Component TV tuner antenna Remote sensor Audio/video cable USB extender cable Chapter 2 Identifying setup components Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/...

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    Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ Description Provides input and output jacks for the antenna or media cables. The USB TV tuner has two LEDs that when lit indicate the following: ● Blue – The tuner is connected to the computer.

  • Page 10: Step 2: Install The Driver

    Step 2. Step 2: Install the driver Before you set up your TV tuner hardware, you must install the HP TV Tuner Driver. To install the driver, follow these steps: Insert the Installation disc into the optical drive on the computer.

  • Page 11: Step 3: Install The Latest Version Of The Media Software (optional), Mediasmart, Quickplay

    Step 3: Install the latest version of the media software (optional) You can update MediaSmart or QuickPlay. MediaSmart To update MediaSmart software, download the update from http://www.hp.com/support. QuickPlay To ensure that you have the latest version of QuickPlay software, follow these steps to upgrade your software: Check the version of QuickPlay currently installed on your computer: Click Start click All Programs, and then click QuickPlay.

  • Page 12: Step 4: Set Up Your Audio/video Connection, Using The Usb Extender Cable (optional)

    Adding a TV or a stereo to your configuration. NOTE: Depending on how you set up your TV tuner, you may not use all of the cables. The type of connection you use will depend on your existing TV source and the availability of a digital broadcast.

  • Page 13: Connection 1: Connecting With An Antenna

    Connection 1: Connecting with an antenna NOTE: The antenna cable length is not shown to scale. To install the TV tuner and connect it to the TV tuner antenna, follow these steps: Insert the TV tuner (1) into a USB port on the computer. NOTE: Connect the TV tuner antenna cable (2) to the TV tuner.

  • Page 14: Connection 2: Connecting With Regular Tv Or Cable Tv Without A Receiver

    Computer features may vary. Cable lengths are not shown to scale. To connect the TV tuner to your regular TV or cable TV source without a receiver, follow these steps: Insert the TV tuner (1) into a USB port on the computer.

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    To connect the TV tuner to your existing satellite TV or cable TV source with a receiver, follow these steps: Connect an RF coaxial cable (purchased separately) from your cable or satellite TV wall jack (1) to the TV-In jack on your cable or satellite receiver (2).

  • Page 16: Step 5: Connect The Remote Sensor And Infrared (ir) Emitter Cable

    NOTE: lens as possible. After the IR emitter is connected to the receiver, you can use the HP Media Remote Control to change the channels. Chapter 3 TV tuner setup Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ Be sure that you connect the IR emitter cable to the connector marked with a “1”...

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    Complete the setup of your TV tuner. Refer to this chapter. NOTE: For additional connection steps, such as adding a television, refer to Chapter 4, connections on page Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ Step 6: Set up your software on page...

  • Page 18: Step 6: Set Up Your Software, Running The Setup Wizard

    Running the Setup Wizard NOTE: When you set up the TV tuner for the first time, you must run the Setup Wizard. Later, if you change your TV tuner connections, add components, or switch between digital and analog connections, you must run the Setup Wizard again.

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    Windows Media Center settings and preferences. The basic setup for the TV tuner is now complete. The QuickPlay TV window shows one of the channels discovered during the channel scan. To change the channel, use the controls that are displayed on the screen after you move the mouse, or use the remote control included with the computer.

  • Page 20: Step 2: Set Up The Fm Radio Software, Setting Up Software Using Quickplay

    FM radio setup Your computer is equipped to receive FM radio signals when used with the TV tuner antenna and QuickPlay or Windows Media Center. NOTE: FM radio is not available in MediaSmart. Step 1: Set up the TV tuner You must set up the TV tuner before you set up FM radio.

  • Page 21: Advanced Connections

    You must complete the steps in Chapter 3, connections to work. NOTE: The connection from the TV tuner to the antenna is not shown in the following illustrations. Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ TV tuner setup on page 6, for these advanced...

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    Connects to video equipment for audio input. Connects to video equipment for composite video input. Connects to video equipment that supports S-Video input. Provides improved video performance over composite video. Connects to the USB port on the side of the TV tuner.

  • Page 23: Using Composite Video Or S-video (receiver Connections Only), Composite Video

    Composite video To connect composite video, follow these steps: Connect the audio/video cable to the USB port on the TV tuner. Connect a composite video cable (purchased separately) (1) to the composite video jack on your cable or satellite receiver.

  • Page 24: S-video

    Connect the other end of the 3.5 mm stereo cable to the 3.5 mm stereo jack on the audio/video cable (4). S-Video To connect S-Video, follow these steps: Connect the audio/video cable to the USB port on the TV tuner. Connect an S-Video cable (purchased separately) (1) to the S-Video-out jack on your cable or satellite receiver. NOTE: Refer to your cable or satellite receiver user guide for the exact location and labeling of jacks on your receiver.

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    Connect the plugs on a 3.5 mm stereo cable (purchased separately) (3) to the audio jacks on your cable or satellite receiver. Connect the other end of the 3.5 mm stereo cable to the 3.5 mm stereo jack on the audio/video cable (4).

  • Page 26: Adding A Tv To Your System

    Adding a TV to your system Adding a TV to your system allows you to watch and listen to TV programs on the television as well as on your computer. NOTE: Refer to your TV user guide for the exact location and labeling of jacks on the TV. Connect an S-Video cable (purchased separately) from the S-Video-in jack on your TV (1) to the S-Video-out jack on your computer (2).

  • Page 27: Configuring The Tv Display

    You can use MediaSmart, QuickPlay, or Windows Media Center to configure the display on your TV. To configure the TV display using MediaSmart, follow these steps: Open MediaSmart: ● From your Windows desktop, click Start, and then click HP MediaSmart. – or – ● Press the media button on the computer.

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    To configure the TV display using QuickPlay, follow these steps: Open QuickPlay: ● From your Windows desktop, click Start, and then click QuickPlay. – or – ● Press the media button on the computer. Click the TV icon on the menu bar. Click the i icon on the menu bar at the left of the screen.

  • Page 29: Adding An Audio Receiver To Your Connection, Configuring External Speakers And Audio Settings

    Adding an audio receiver to your connection Adding a stereo sound audio receiver to your connection allows you to play music on your computer and listen to it on the audio receiver. To add an audio receiver to your connection, follow these steps: NOTE: Audio receiver and computer features may vary.

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    To configure audio settings using MediaSmart, follow these steps: Open MediaSmart: ● From your Windows desktop, click Start, and then click HP MediaSmart. – or – ● Press the media button on the computer. Click the TV icon on the SmartMenu.

  • Page 31: Remote Control

    Remote control The HP Media Remote Control is designed to work with the Windows Vista operating system. Use the remote control to open media applications, change channels, view and record television programs, play previously recorded TV programs, and play music, movies, or video.

  • Page 32: Remote Control Buttons

    Remote control buttons Button Power Recorded TV Arrows, OK Guide Back Chapter 6 Remote control Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ Function ● When the computer is on, press the button to emulate the computer power button. Refer to the computer user guides for information. To access the user guides, select Start >...

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    Button Mute Volume Previous Play/pause (10) Rewind (11) Keypad (12) Clear (13) Print (14) Switch screens (15) Snapshot (16) Zoom (17) MediaSmart/QuickPlay (18) Live TV (19) Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ Function ● Press the button to mute speaker volume. ●...

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    Button (20) Settings (21) Windows Media Center (22) Channel/page up and down (23) Next (24) Stop (25) Fast-forward (26) Enter Chapter 6 Remote control Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ Function Press to display system information. The button may also be used to display settings menus for some multimedia software.

  • Page 35: Using The Remote Control

    NOTE: the path between your remote control and the remote sensor. The remote control must be pointed at the remote sensor when any button is pushed for the TV tuner to receive the signal. Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ 32, later in this chapter.

  • Page 36: Replacing The Remote Control Batteries

    Replacing the remote control batteries To replace the remote control batteries, follow these steps: On the back of the remote control, slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow (1), and then lift the cover to remove it (2). With the positive side of the battery facing up, insert the battery into the compartment (1).

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    Align the battery compartment cover with the battery compartment (2), and then slide the cover to close it (3). Replacing the remote control batteries Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/...

  • Page 38: Troubleshooting, Appendix A Troubleshooting

    Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ Solution ● Be sure that you are using the HP Media Remote Control and not an unsupported remote control. ● Be sure that you keep the path between the remote control and the remote sensor free from obstructions.

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    Problem I want to use an external hard drive, secondary hard drive, or optional expansion base hard drive to store my TV programs. I hear no sound, or the volume is too low. The Windows Media Player and Windows may share certain audio device control Antenna House XSL Formatter (Evaluation) http://www.antennahouse.com/ Solution Follow these steps:...

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    (IR) lens—A device on your receiver that receives infrared signals from the remote control. HP MediaSmart—Home entertainment software preinstalled on your computer. When it is used with the TV tuner, you can watch and record television on your computer.

  • Page 41: Index

    FM radio setup 16 forward button 30 guide button 28 HDTV, defined 36 help 3 high definition 8 HP Media Remote Control. See remote control information button 30 infrared (IR) emitter cable connecting 12 identifying 5 infrared (IR) lens, defined 36...

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    22 configuring 24 TV signal 5 TV source 5 TV tuner defined 36 identifying 5 TV tuner antenna, identifying 4 USB extender cable identifying 4 using 8 USB port 9 volume up button 29 Windows Media Center defined 36...

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