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    HP USB Digital/Analog TV Tuner User Guide...

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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 .............................. 16 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

    Using composite video or S-Video (receiver connections only) ............19 Composite video ........................ 19 S-Video ..........................20 Adding a TV to your system ....................... 22 Configuring the TV display ....................23 Adding an audio receiver to your connection ..................25 Configuring external speakers and audio settings .............

  • Page 5: Introduction

    NOTE: After you set up the TV tuner for the first time, you will need to run the Setup Wizard. If you change your TV tuner connection or add components to your system, you may need to run the Setup Wizard again to reconfigure the settings.

  • 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, Troubleshooting on page for 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 Description TV tuner antenna Receives standard and high definition digital and analog broadcast signals.

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    NOTE: For more information on terms, refer to Appendix B, Glossary on page In addition to the items provided with the TV tuner, you may also need the following items (purchased separately) for connections described in this guide: ● Computer with a Windows Vista operating system and required computer equipment (such as an AC adapter).

  • Page 10: Tv Tuner Setup, Step 1: Set Up Your Computer, Step 2: Install The Driver

    TV tuner setup This chapter provides the TV tuner setup information you need so you can watch, record, and pause live TV on your computer. Step 1: Set up your computer If you have not already set up your computer, follow the instructions on the printed poster included with your computer before you proceed to Step 2.

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

    You can update the version of the media software currently on your computer. 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...

  • 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: Due to power and bandwidth requirements, do not insert the TV tuner into a USB hub.

  • 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

    If you cannot place the emitter directly over the IR lens, place it as close to the IR lens as possible. After the IR emitter is connected to the receiver, you can use the HP Media Remote Control to change the channels.

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    Complete the setup of your TV tuner. Refer to Step 6: Set up your software on page 14, later in this chapter. NOTE: For additional connection steps, such as adding a television, refer to Chapter 4, Advanced connections 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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    If this is not the first time you have run the Setup Wizard, you will lose any existing 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: Fm Radio Setup, Step 2: Set Up The Fm Radio Software

    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

    Adding a stereo to your connection NOTE: You must complete the steps in Chapter 3, TV tuner setup on page 6, for these advanced connections to work. NOTE: The connection from the TV tuner to the antenna is not shown in the following illustrations.

  • Page 22: Audio/video Cable Components

    Provides improved video performance over composite video. TV tuner connector Connects to the USB port on the side of the TV tuner. *S-Video may not be supported by your audio/video equipment. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions provided with your audio/video equipment for more information.

  • 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 the manufacturer's instructions provided with your cable or satellite receiver 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). Using composite video or S-Video (receiver connections only)

  • 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 the manufacturer's instructions provided with your TV for the exact location and labeling of jacks on the TV.

  • Page 27: Configuring The Tv Display

    Turn on your TV. Be sure that your TV is set to view the correct video source (such as video 1 or video 2). Press fn+f4 on your computer keyboard one or more times to display your computer screen on your TV.

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

  • 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 Function ● Power 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 > Help and Support > User Guides.

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    Button Function ● Mute Press the button to mute speaker volume. ● If the volume is muted, press the button to restore speaker volume. Volume Press the buttons to increase or decrease speaker volume. Previous Press the button to jump from one song, area, menu, or button to the previous one.

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    Button Function (20) Settings Press to display system information. The button may also be used to display settings menus for some multimedia software. (21) Windows Media Center If the computer uses Windows Vista® Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate, press the button to open the Windows Media Center main menu. The Windows Media Center button has no function with other operating systems.

  • Page 35: Using The Remote Control

    The remote sensor should be located in a convenient place. Be sure that nothing blocks 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.

  • Page 36: Inserting Or Replacing The Remote Control Batteries

    Inserting or replacing the remote control batteries To insert or 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). Inserting or replacing the remote control batteries...

  • Page 38: Appendix A Troubleshooting

    Solution ● My remote control does not work. 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 Solution I want to use an external hard drive, Follow these steps: secondary hard drive, or optional Be sure that your external hard drive is connected to your computer or expansion base hard drive to store my optional expansion base. If using an optional expansion base, be sure that it TV programs.

  • Page 40: Appendix B Glossary

    In your setup, the receiver is connected to the TV tuner to enable your computer to receive cable or satellite broadcasts. Receivers are provided by your cable or satellite service.

  • Page 41: Index

    29 help 3 TV tuner 4 Windows Media Center 30 high definition 8 arrow buttons 28 zoom 29 HP Media Remote Control. See ATSC remote control defined 36 digital TV 8 cables signals 1 3.5 mm stereo 4, 18...

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    TV source 5 QAM, defined 36 TV tuner QuickPlay defined 36 configuring audio 26 identifying 5 configuring TV 24 TV tuner antenna, identifying 4 defined 36 troubleshooting 3 upgrading 7 USB extender cable identifying 4 using 8 radio, FM, setup 16...

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