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Table of Contents Setting Up Your HP TouchSmart PC to Watch TV in Windows Media Center................1 Setting Up the TV Signal..................1 Changing Settings for Digital TV Antenna Signal Strength..........2 Configuring the Display on Your HP TouchSmart PC ...........2 Setting Your TV Audio Preferences ................4 Setting Your Closed Captioning Preferences ..............4 Using the Windows Media Center Remote Control ........5 Remote Control Buttons Overview ................6...
Searching for TV Programs ..................22 Searching for TV programs by using categories...........23 Recording TV Programs ..................24 Recording TV by using the guide ...............25 Recording programs manually without using the guide .........25 Recording quality and hard disk drive storage space ...........27 Watching TV programs stored on the HP Media Drive .........27 About recording TV to the HP Media Drive ............28 Recording TV programs to the HP Media Drive............29...
Setting Up Your HP TouchSmart PC to Watch TV in Windows Media Center For information on connecting the TV signal, refer to the setup instructions that came with your computer. Once you have a TV signal, Microsoft Windows Media Center enables you to watch live TV and record TV programs on your computer.
Changing Settings for Digital TV Antenna Signal Strength Click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar, and then All Programs. Click Windows Media Center Locate the Tasks menu, and click settings. If “settings” is not in the selection box under Tasks when you first click it, click settings again when it appears in that box. Click TV, and then Digital TV Antenna Signal Strength.
Click Yes to keep the current resolution, click Next, and then click Finish. Click No to change the resolution. Select your preferred solution, and then click Next. Select Keep my current settings and continue, click Next, and then Finish. Select Preview automatic adjustments, and then click Next. Select a new display resolution, and then click Next.
Setting Your TV Audio Preferences Click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar, and then All Programs. Click Windows Media Center Locate the Tasks menu, and click settings. If “settings” is not in the selection box under Tasks when you first click it, click settings again when it appears in that box. Click TV, and then Audio.
Using the Windows Media Center Remote Control The remote control is designed to work with Windows Media Center. You can use the remote control with Windows Media Center to play CDs and DVDs, view pictures, and much more. This remote control helps you navigate the Windows Media Center windows on the computer just as a TV remote control helps you navigate cable TV options or control the playback of a movie in a VCR or DVD player.
Remote Control Buttons Overview On/Off — Puts the computer into and out of a power-reduced Sleep mode. It does not turn the computer off. Teletext — Turns Teletext on or off while in Live TV mode. The Teletext page either replaces the live TV picture or is displayed over it.
0 to 9, #, * — Enters text and numbers into a Windows Media Center search or text box. Each time you press a number button, a different character appears. Press the Enter button to select a character. Clear — Deletes the last character entered. LED —...
Teletext access buttons Although Teletext is broadcast free of charge, the TV set must be equipped with a Teletext decoder. Access to Teletext and all of its functions is available through the TV and the Windows Media Center remote control. Although the following information should describe the operation of Teletext for most TV sets, functions vary between manufacturers and models.
Using the remote control with Windows Media Center You can use the remote control within Windows Media Center to view photos, play music, watch TV programs, and perform many other activities. Use the arrow keys to select a shortcut, and then press the OK key to activate the selected shortcut. To navigate within the Windows Media Center program, point the remote control at the remote control sensor at the front of the HP TouchSmart PC, and then press a button on the remote control.
Setting up the HP TouchSmart PC with a Set-top Box If your TV signal for Windows Media Center requires a cable TV set-top box, a satellite set-top box, or another set-top box, you must connect the infrared (IR) emitter cable to the computer and your set-top box in order to use the remote control properly.
Troubleshooting the Remote Control If the remote doesn’t work: Make sure that the batteries for the remote control are charged and installed correctly. Make sure the front of the remote sensor (IR receiver) is not blocked. If a pressed key repeats itself or sticks, try altering the lighting conditions in the room or moving the location of the remote sensor if this continues.
Watching and Recording TV Programs Windows Media Center is where you can watch live TV or record your favorite programs for later playback with a few clicks of the remote control. You can use the Television Program Guide to find the program that you want to watch or record. You can also record a program while watching another prerecorded program.
movies guide: Go online to find movies to watch either now or later. Get the latest information about movies on TV: read reviews, see cast lists, find other times at which the movie is broadcast, view the DVD cover, browse for related movies, and find other movies that have the same cast members.
Watching TV Before you can watch TV by using Windows Media Center, make sure: The computer is set up correctly for your TV signal source. Refer to the setup instructions that came with your computer for more information. You have completed the Windows Media Center setup wizard. NOTE: You can change the channel by using the remote control while in full-screen mode or when the inset window is selected.
Press the media buttons on the remote control, such as Pause, Stop, and Fast-forward to control the playback of live TV. To exit full-screen mode and return to the previous window, press the Back button on the remote control. Controlling TV playback The digital video recording functionality lets you record a single program or capture an entire series for later viewing.
Button Action (continued) To play a recorded TV program or to resume watching a program after pressing the Pause, Fast-forward, Rewind, Replay, or Skip buttons, press Play. To advance in live TV or in a recorded program by 30 seconds, press Skip once.
Using the Television Program Guide The Television Program Guide (Internet service required) is a free service from Microsoft that provides TV listings information, such as channel, network, program title, program summary, and scheduled broadcast times. This service is currently not available in some countries/regions.
Television Program Guide errors If there is no guide data available when you try to download or search for guide information, the following messages might appear: Download incomplete. We were unable to locate any Television Program Guide information for the following reason: Guide data is not available for the country/region setting that you selected in the Control Panel Settings.
Setting up how Windows Media Center downloads the guide The computer must have a connection to the Internet, and you must select a TV listings provider in the Windows Media Center setup wizard before you can use and download the guide information. You can set up Windows Media Center to download the guide information when you connect to the Internet, or you can select to download the guide manually.
Adding a postal code to receive the correct guide Press the Windows Media Center Start button on the remote control, or, with the mouse, click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar, and then click Windows Media Center. In the Tasks menu, click settings, TV, Guide, and then click Set Up Guide Listings.
Editing and removing channels in the guide Some program channels might not appear correctly in the guide information. To edit the channel numbers that are incorrect for your TV service provider information: Press the Windows Media Center Start button on the remote control, or, with the mouse, click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar, and then click Windows Media Center.
Click Title. Use the numeric keypad on the remote control or the keyboard to enter a program title word, and then press OK on the remote control or press the Enter key on the keyboard. Click Keyword. Use the numeric keypad on the remote control or the keyboard to enter a descriptive word that would appear in a title or program description, and then press OK on the remote control or the Enter key on the keyboard.
Recording TV Programs Windows Media Center allows you to record TV programs, so that you can watch them when it is convenient. You can record the program that you are watching, or you can record a future program or series from the Television Program Guide, the search, or the recorded tv window in the TV + Movies menu.
Recording TV by using the guide To record a current or future program or series by using the Television Program Guide: Press the Windows Media Center Start button on the remote control, or, with the mouse, click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar, and then click Windows Media Center.
To record a program manually: Press the Windows Media Center Start button on the remote control, press the Live TV button, and then press the Record button to begin recording the program. Click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar, and then click Windows Media Center, or press the Windows Media Center Start button on the remote control, click TV + Movies, recorded tv, and then click add recording.
Recording quality and hard disk drive storage space The space that is available for recording TV programs depends on the size of the hard disk drive, the percentage of hard disk drive space that is allocated to recorded TV, and the recording quality setting.
Under Record on drive, select the HP Media Drive, and then click Save. A Recorded TV folder is created and placed in the HP Media Drive. Recorded TV programs must be placed in this folder for you to access them by using Windows Media Center.
Recording TV programs to the HP Media Drive Change the recording path to the HP Media Drive (purchased separately). See “Changing the TV recording path to the HP Media Drive.” Open Windows Media Center. Record TV programs. The programs are recorded to the HP Media Drive. Before disconnecting the drive: Make sure that there are no scheduled recordings or recordings in progress, to avoid losing data.
Changing the TV recording path to the local hard disk drive To change the Windows Media Center TV recording path to the local hard disk drive: Open Windows Media Center. In the Tasks menu, click settings, TV, Recorder, and then Recorder Storage. You can also set the disk allocation and recording quality settings in this window.
Updating recorded TV list after removing the HP Media Drive If you want to update the recorded TV list after removing the drive: Close Windows Media Center. Open Windows Media Center. If this does not update the files, restart the computer. System requirements to view recorded TV programs on other computers To play recorded TV files (.dvr-ms files) that were recorded on your HP computer onto...
To copy a recorded TV program to CD or DVD: Press the Windows Media Center Start button on the remote control, or, with the mouse, click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar, and then click Windows Media Center. In the Tasks menu, click burn cd/dvd. Insert a blank writable disc that is compatible with the CD or DVD recorder.
Playing Recorded TV Programs The recorded tv window in Windows Media Center is where you can access all of your recorded programs. In the recorded tv window, you can sort your programs by name, date, or category. You can also delete a recorded program or series of programs, and check for any recording errors.
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