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    Advanced Setup Guide...

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    The only warranties for Hewlett-Packard products and services are set forth in the express statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Setting Up the Computer ................1 Putting the Computer Together .................1 Placing the computer in the proper location ............1 Using surge protection ..................2 Connecting to the computer ................2 Connecting a Digital Camera (Photo or Video)............8 Connecting Other Devices ..................10 Storing Documentation and Recovery Discs..............10 Adjusting the Monitor....................11 Adjusting the screen resolution by using Vista .............11...

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    Connecting Speakers or Microphone ............17 Sound Connector Types ..................17 Connecting a Microphone ..................20 Speaker Configurations..................21 Speaker types ....................22 Connecting 2/2.1 (Two speakers and a subwoofer) audio speakers......22 Connecting 4.1 (Four speakers and a subwoofer) audio speakers ......23 Connecting 5.1 (Five speakers and a subwoofer) audio speakers ......25 Connecting 7.1 (Seven speakers and a subwoofer) audio speakers .......26 Connecting your home stereo system (optional) ...........29 2.1 home stereo installation ................30...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to a Monitor or High-Definition TV ............51 Choosing the AV connection to use..............51 Connecting an HDMI device ................53 Connecting a DVI device ..................54 Connecting to a Standard TV .................55 Connecting to component video ................55 Connecting to S-video ..................56 Configuring the TV Tuner..................56 Digital versus analog tuner ................57 Initial configuration using Windows Media Center setup wizard ......57 Changing the tuner settings................58...

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    Advanced Setup Guide (features vary by model)

  • Page 7: Setting Up The Computer, Putting The Computer Together, Placing The Computer In The Proper Location

    Setting Up the Computer WARNING: The power supply is preset for the country/region in which you purchased your computer. If you move, please check the voltage requirements for your new location before plugging the computer into an AC power outlet. WARNING: Please read “Safety Information”...

  • Page 8: Using Surge Protection, Connecting To The Computer

    Using surge protection Help protect the monitor, computer, and accessories by connecting all power cords for the computer and peripheral devices (such as a monitor, printer, or scanner) to a surge protection device, such as a power strip with surge protection or an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

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    Connector Icon/Label Description and function (continued) Serial port for some digital cameras or other serial devices. Serial Audio Line Out (powered speakers). Audio Line In. Headphones. Microphone. ® FireWire (IEEE 1394) for video cameras or other devices with very fast transfer rates. NOTE: You must use a 6-pin FireWire (IEEE 1394) transfer cable with this 6-pin connector.

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    Connector Icon/Label Description and function (continued) Secondary S-video connector to connect a VCR, video camera, or other analog source to the S-Video 2 computer. Secondary Composite video connector (yellow) to Composite connect to a VCR, video camera, or other analog Video 2 source to the computer.

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    Connector Icon/Label Description and function (continued) Printer (parallel) connector to connect a parallel printer (select models only). Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 connector to connect a mouse, keyboard, digital camera, or another device with a USB connector. Ethernet LAN connector is a network interface adapter (also called a network interface card, or NIC) that connects to an Ethernet (10BaseT) or Fast Ethernet (100BaseT) network hub.

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    Connector Icon/Label Description and function (continued) Composite Composite Video In connector (yellow) to connect to Video a TV set-top box. Primary left audio input from set-top box connector (white). A/V In NOTE: Audio can be recorded by using this Audio Audio 1 In connector, which is connected to the motherboard.

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    Connector Icon/Label Description and function (continued) Modem (Line In RJ-11) (select models only). Plug the modem cable (provided in the computer box) into the computer modem connector on the back of the computer. Plug the other end to the telephone line wall jack connector. Analog Video Out: S-video or composite video Analog Video connector (select models only), which connects...

  • Page 14: Connecting A Digital Camera (photo Or Video)

    Connecting a Digital Camera (Photo or Video) The following instructions apply only to digital photo cameras and digital video cameras. NOTE: When connecting an analog video camera to the computer, use the Video and Audio In connectors on the front or back of the computer. Refer to the documentation that came with your digital photo camera or digital video camera.

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    You may need to install driver software for your camera. If so, Windows displays a message asking if you want to locate and install driver software. Insert the driver software CD, click Locate and install driver software, and then follow any onscreen instructions to install the software.

  • Page 16: Connecting Other Devices, Storing Documentation And Recovery Discs

    Connecting Other Devices Other peripheral devices can be connected to the front or back of the computer by using USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports. These peripheral devices include printers, scanners, video cameras, digital photo cameras, memory card readers, and PDAs (personal digital assistants) or handheld computers.

  • Page 17: Adjusting The Monitor, Adjusting The Screen Resolution By Using Vista

    Adjusting the Monitor Adjusting the screen resolution by using Vista To change the screen resolution by using Vista: Right-click an empty area of the desktop, and then click Personalize. Click Display Settings. If necessary, select the monitor, and then adjust the screen resolution by using the slider under Resolution.

  • Page 18: Setting Up A Local Area Network

    Setting Up a Local Area Network A home local area network (LAN) may consist of either a wired or a wireless network that you can use to connect the computer to other devices on the network, including other computers. The network components may include a hub or a switch, which can connect multiple devices to the network, or a router, which can connect computers or a broadband Internet connection to the network.

  • Page 19: Setting Up A Wired (ethernet) Connection, Integrated Wireless Devices

    Setting Up a Wired (Ethernet) Connection The Ethernet connection, which may be called network interface adapter, Network Interface Card, or NIC, provides a high-speed or broadband connection to an Ethernet (10BaseT) or Fast Ethernet (100BaseT) network. After you connect this interface to a network, such as a LAN, you can connect to the Internet through the network.

  • Page 20: Connecting The Wireless Lan Device

    Wireless wide area network (WWAN) devices provide access to information anytime and anywhere that you have cellular (data) coverage. In a WWAN, each mobile device communicates to a public carrier’s base station. Public carriers install networks of base stations (similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas, effectively providing coverage across entire states, or even entire countries/regions.

  • Page 21: Checking The Wireless Lan Device Installation, Using Wireless Security Features

    Checking the wireless LAN device installation To set up your wireless network, verify that the integrated WLAN device is installed on the computer correctly: Click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar. Type Device Manager into the Start Search box, and then click Device Manager to open the Device Manager window.

  • Page 22: Connecting A Modem

    Connecting a Modem For information on connecting to the Internet, see “Connecting to the Internet” in the Getting Started guide. Advanced Setup Guide (features vary by model)

  • Page 23: Connecting Speakers Or Microphone, Sound Connector Types

    Connecting Speakers or Microphone Speakers are included with the monitor (select models only), or they are sold separately. For details about connecting stereo speakers to the computer, see the setup poster. If the computer has multichannel audio speaker capacity (select models only), you can connect four channels for four-speaker output, or six channels for 5.1 speaker output.

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    Software configuration is different for each connector type, as noted in the instructions. NOTE: Type 3 has three connectors. Type 6 has six connectors. Type S has audio card. Sound connector Illustration Type Three Your computer model may include connectors three sound connectors.

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    The following table shows the sound connectors on the back panel of computer systems. Sound connector Type 3 Type 6 Type S Description Line Side (gray) connects to side left and right analog speakers in an eight-speaker system (7.1). Line C/Sub (gold) connects to front center/ subwoofer speakers in a multichannel audio configuration.

  • Page 26: Connecting A Microphone

    Sound connector (continued) Type 3 Type 6 Type S Description FlexiJack (blue) connects to analog Line In devices or a microphone. The FlexiJack supports two functions. You must select either the microphone or the Line In function in the Creative Console Launcher. See “Configuring the FlexiJack connector”...

  • Page 27: Speaker Configurations

    This chapter describes the most typical options. Your system may have different components. Speakers are included with the monitor (select models only) or are sold separately. NOTE: For additional information on connecting the speakers, refer to the setup poster that came with the computer and the documentation that came with your speakers. Speaker Configurations You may set up your computer for the following supported configurations: Name...

  • Page 28: Speaker Types, Connecting 2/2.1 (two Speakers And A Subwoofer) Audio Speakers

    Speaker types Speakers may be included with the monitor (select models only) or are sold separately. Refer to the product documentation for your speakers. Your computer supports only an active (powered) speaker system. An active speaker system must have its own power cord. A home audio system does not require active speakers, because the receiver provides amplification.

  • Page 29: Connecting 4.1 (four Speakers And A Subwoofer) Audio Speakers

    Step 8 is optional for a two-speaker setup. After the speakers are connected to the computer, configure the audio software for sound output for your computer model. See “Connecting Speakers or Microphone.” Type 3: See “Configuring speakers with Realtek HD Audio Manager” in the Getting Started guide.

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    Connect the rear speaker cable to the black connector that matches the back of your computer. For type 3-connector systems, the blue Audio Line In connector functions as a Rear Line Out when a multichannel audio configuration is activated. Connect the cables to the audio system. Connect the front and rear speakers to the subwoofer.

  • Page 31: Connecting 5.1 (five Speakers And A Subwoofer) Audio Speakers

    Connecting 5.1 (Five speakers and a subwoofer) audio speakers To connect two front speakers, two rear speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer for six-channel (5.1 speaker) output: Turn off the computer. Connect the front speaker cable to the lime green Audio Line Out connector that matches the back of your computer.

  • Page 32: Connecting 7.1 (seven Speakers And A Subwoofer) Audio Speakers

    Plug in the speaker system power. Turn on the speaker system. After the speakers are connected to the computer, configure the audio software for sound output for your computer model. See “Configuring Speaker and Sound Options” in the Getting Started guide. Type 3: See “Configuring speakers with Realtek HD Audio Manager”...

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    Connect the rear speaker cable to the black Audio Line Rear connector on the back of your computer. For type 6 connectors only, connect the side speaker cable to the gray Audio Line Side connector on the back of your computer. Connect the center speaker and subwoofer speaker cable to the gold Audio Line C/ Sub connector on the back of your computer.

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    The following diagram shows a typical 7.1 audio installation. Color Description Lime green Front audio input Black Rear audio input Orange Center/subwoofer audio input Gray Side audio input (not shown) Advanced Setup Guide (features vary by model)

  • Page 35: Connecting Your Home Stereo System (optional)

    Connecting your home stereo system (optional) Most home receivers/amplifiers have RCA-type input connectors. You must connect Y adapter cables between your computer and your receiver/amplifier. Y adapter cables have one 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) stereo mini-jack on one end, and two RCA connectors on the other.

  • Page 36: Home Stereo Installation

    2.1 home stereo installation The following diagram shows a typical two-channel (2.1 speaker) installation that uses passive stereo speakers and plugs into a home stereo standard left and right input. This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may be different. Computer to 2.1 multichannel audio system connection Computer back-panel connectors (type 3, type 6, or sound card) Y adapter cables...

  • Page 37: Home Audio Installation, Home Audio Installation Procedure

    5.1 home audio installation The following diagram shows a typical advanced home theater audio six-channel (6/5.1 speaker) installation that requires multichannel inputs on a receiver/amplifier. This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may be different. Computer to 5.1 multichannel audio system connection Computer back-panel connectors (type 3, type 6, or sound card) Y adapter cables Receiver/amplifier (audio input jacks)

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    Connect the front stereo mini-jack end of a Y adapter cable into the lime green Audio Line Out connector that matches the back of your computer. NOTE: Type 3 is three connectors. Type 6 is six connectors. Type S is sound card. NOTE: Receiver/amplifier input connectors may be labeled Surround, 5.1 Channel inputs, 6 Channel inputs, CD, DVD, or DVD In.

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    After the audio system is connected to the computer, configure the audio software for sound output for your computer model. See “Connecting Speakers or Microphone.” Type 3: See “Configuring speakers with Realtek HD Audio Manager” in the Getting Started guide. Type 6: See “Configuring speakers with Realtek HD Audio Manager”...

  • Page 40: Home Audio Installation Procedure

    7.1 home audio installation procedure To connect an eight-channel (7.1 speaker) home audio system to the computer: Turn off the computer. Turn off the receiver/amplifier. Connect the front stereo mini-jack end of a Y adapter cable into the lime green Audio Line Out connector on the back of your computer.

  • Page 41: Connecting Digital Audio

    If you have a center/subwoofer speaker, connect the stereo mini-jack of a Y adapter cable into the microphone (pink) connector or the center speaker/subwoofer (gold) connector on the back of your computer. Connect the left and right ends of the Y adapter cable into the center/subwoofer inputs on the back of the receiver/amplifier (8/7.1 or higher-channel system).

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    To connect digital audio, your computer must include a Digital Audio Out connector on either the audio card or the back panel. You must connect multichannel speaker outputs if you connect the digital output. To connect digital audio speakers: Turn off the computer. Connect the orange Digital Audio Out connector on the back panel of your computer to the digital input (S/PDIF) on the digital speakers or a digital audio system.

  • Page 43: Connecting Speakers Using The Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Sound Card, Connecting The Speakers

    Connecting Speakers Using the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card This section provides an overview of connecting to the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card. NOTE: For additional information on connecting the speakers, refer to the documentation that came with your speakers. Connecting the speakers Connector Description...

  • Page 44: Connecting The Flexijack Connector

    To connect the X-Fi sound card to your speakers: Use the audio connection table to connect your audio system to the sound card. Turn on the computer. Plug in and turn on the speaker system power. After connecting the speaker system to the sound card, follow the steps in “Configuring the FlexiJack connector”...

  • Page 45: Connecting The Television Signal And Video Cables, Using Tv Cables

    Connecting the Television Signal and Video Cables This section describes how to connect the computer to the television and which cables to use. NOTE: Some graphic cards have a DVI connector and a DVI-to-VGA converter included in the box (select models only). If the monitor has a VGA connector but no DVI connector, use the DVI-to-VGA converter to connect to the computer: Connect the DVI-to-VGA converter to the DVI connector on the computer...

  • Page 46: Audio And Video Cables And Adapters

    Audio and Video Cables and Adapters The following table shows the cable and adapter types that may be required to connect the computer to the television system. NOTE: The number and type of cables required to connect the computer may vary by model. Some cables are included for select models only.

  • Page 47: Connecting The Tv Signal Source

    Cable Name Description (continued) TV coaxial cable Plugs into a TV signal source input connector from cable set-top boxes or antennas. Remote Infrared (IR) cable Controls TV signal source from set-top box. (Infrared transmitter) Splitter Connects one signal source to two RF inputs on the computer.

  • Page 48: Connecting A Dual Tuner

    Connecting a dual tuner (Select models only) NOTE: The Television (Electronic) Program Guide is not available in all countries/regions. The computer records television programs and enables you to control the television channels. The computer supports two tuner configurations: TV tuner Description Requirements Single-tuner TV...

  • Page 49: Connecting The Remote Sensor

    Connecting the Remote Sensor The remote sensor is a small device that connects to the computer and enables the remote control to work with the Windows Media Center program. If you have a cable TV set-top box, a satellite set-top box, or another set-top box that controls the TV signal, connect the remote control sensor cable (emitter) (A) to connector (1) on the back of the remote sensor;...

  • Page 50: Connecting The Tv Signal Source When You Have An Existing Setup

    Connecting the TV Signal Source When You Have an Existing Setup This section describes how to connect the computer to an existing setup for the TV signal source. Wall to VCR to TV, using coaxial cable Disconnect the coaxial cable from the input to the VCR, and connect it to the input of a coaxial cable signal splitter (not included;...

  • Page 51: Wall To Cable Tv Set-top Box Or Satellite Box To Vcr To Tv, Using Coaxial Cable

    Wall to cable TV set-top box or satellite box to VCR to TV, using coaxial cable Disconnect the coaxial cable from the input to the VCR, and connect it to the input of a coaxial cable signal splitter (not included; available at electronics stores). Connect two coaxial cables to the splitter outputs.

  • Page 52: Wall To Cable Tv Set-top Box Or Satellite Box To Vcr And Tv, Using S-video Cable Or Composite Video Cable Between The Box And The Vcr Or Tv

    Wall to cable TV set-top box or satellite box to VCR and TV, using S-video cable or composite video cable between the box and the VCR or TV Do not detach any cables from the existing setup. Connect an additional cable by doing one of the following: Connect one end of an S-video cable (not included) to a second output on the set-top box or satellite box.

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    Existing setup With a computer Wall Cable outlet Set-top box/Satellite In Set-top box/Satellite Out S-video or composite cable VCR In VCR Out TV In Add an S-video or composite cable with adapter S-video In on back of computer Remote control sensor cable Remote control sensor Set-top box/second...

  • Page 54: Cables For Connecting The Computer To A Tv, Connecting The Computer To A Tv

    Using a TV as a Monitor (Select models only) Your computer may have TV-out capability, that is, video output connectors, such as DVI-out, Component-out, and S-video-out connectors. If so, you can connect a TV to one of the output connector sets, and then view the computer desktop image, watch DVD movies, or play games on the TV screen.

  • Page 55: Viewing The Computer Desktop On A Tv Screen, Adjusting The Screen Resolution

    To have sound come from the TV instead of from the computer, plug an audio cable into the audio input connector (Audio Line In) on the TV, and plug the other end of the audio cable into the audio output connector (Audio Line Out) on the back of the computer.

  • Page 56: Using The Windows Media Center Setup For Optional Setup Of The Tv Display

    Using the Windows Media Center Setup for Optional Setup of the TV Display If the TV connects to the computer with a composite or S-video connection, the Windows Media Center setup wizard cannot automatically adjust the settings for the display. This automatic adjustment is available only during the Optional Setup, within the “Optimize how Windows Media Center looks on your display”...

  • Page 57: Disabling The Tv-out Option, Disconnecting The Tv, Connecting To A Monitor Or High-definition Tv

    Disabling the TV-out Option When you want to disconnect the TV from the computer and view the computer desktop on the original monitor, you may need to disable the TV option to return the computer display to its original resolution. NOTE: The TV must be connected to the computer to change the display settings.

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    The following table shows the possible AV connection types, listed in order of decreasing video playback quality (from best to good): Cable Port Connection description HDMI transmits an all-digital signal and is the recommended choice for playback from a digital DVD or DVR. It is capable of transmitting both uncompressed digital audio and digital video signals, because it has video, audio and control signals.

  • Page 59: Connecting An Hdmi Device

    Connecting an HDMI device This is the recommended connection for video and audio. The HDMI cable is sold separately. To connect an HDMI device: Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI connector on the computer. (There are no separate audio inputs for HDMI.) Connector on the Computer Connect the cable to the HDMI device.

  • Page 60: Connecting A Dvi Device

    Connecting a DVI device The DVI cable, DVI-to-HDMI converter, and audio cables are sold separately. Connect the video cables: If the computer has an HDMI connector, use a DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter. Connect the HDMI end of the converter to the Digital Video connector on the computer, and then connect the DVI cable to the DVI equipment.

  • Page 61: Connecting To A Standard Tv, Connecting To Component Video

    Connecting to a Standard TV NOTE: Cables are sold separately. Connecting to component video WARNING: In this example, both Input 1 and Input 2 have both Component and Video connectors, which share the left and right Audio connectors. Connect only one video input for each input set. Connect the component video cable to the Component (Y, Pb, Pr) connectors.

  • Page 62: Connecting To S-video, Configuring The Tv Tuner

    Connecting to S-video WARNING: In this example, Input 3 has both S-video and Video connectors, which share the left and right Audio connectors. Connect only one video input for Input 3. Connect the S-video equipment to the S-video connector (Input 3 in this example): Connect the audio cable connectors to the left and right Audio connectors for Input 3.

  • Page 63: Digital Versus Analog Tuner, Initial Configuration Using Windows Media Center Setup Wizard

    Digital versus analog tuner The setup wizard makes it easy to perform the tuner configuration. One thing to consider before starting the wizard is whether you want to receive analog or digital TV signals. The digital tuner offers the following advantages over analog: No distortion caused by interference or being far from the broadcast transmitter.

  • Page 64: Changing The Tuner Settings

    Select Configure tuners, TV signal, and Guide, and then click Next. Follow the onscreen instructions. After performing the Scan for Stations step, the wizard displays all the TV stations that the selected tuner is able to receive. If the list does not contain stations that you want to view, click Back until you return to the Select Your TV Signal Type window and select the other tuner setting (analog if you selected digital first, or digital if you selected analog).

  • Page 65: Index

    Index connecting devices adjusting monitor digital camera adjusting the screen resolution digital video camera analog video cable/adapter dual tuner audio cables DVI device audio connector HDMI device Audio Line Out monitor audio input, left and right connectors more than one display peripherals Standard TV Bluetooth devices...

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    devices manuals connecting storing digital camera microphone connector mini-jack connecting modem digital video camera connector connecting to a computer monitor troubleshooting adjusting disabling the TV-Out option monitor connector disconnecting the TV mouse connector DVI-I or DVI-D cable network interface adapter Ethernet connection Network Interface Card (NIC) Ethernet network hub...

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    Television signal/television signals wired network connection wireless devices connecting wireless LAN connecting the TV signal source wireless LAN connection disconnecting wireless local area network (WLAN) using as a monitor wireless network TV coaxial cable security using wireless network device TV tuner checking installation connecting TV to computer wireless wide area networks (WWAN) devices...

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