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    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. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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    Undersized screen with black border ...19 Screen flashes ...19 Screen flickers ...20 Unreadable screen text...20 DTV channel has audio but no video...20 Sleep mode...20 No video after power on sequence...21 Keyboard does not work ...21 HP Digital Entertainment Center TV/Display Setup Guide...

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    Display Image Size... 34 Important Notes ... 35 Plasma TV/Display Image Retention ... 35 HP Digital Entertainment Center TV/Display Setup Guide No video after changing the Video Out connection ... 22 Check component video ... 23 Component video troubleshooting chart ... 24 DVD does not play or an error appears on screen...

  • Page 5: Before You Begin, Overview

    Before You Begin Use this guide to set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center to send a quality image to your TV or display. Keep this information with your HP Digital Entertainment Center documentation for future reference. This guide contains the latest information about setting up your HP Digital Entertainment Center and supplements some information in the Start Here booklet and User’s Guide that was included with your HP Digital Entertainment...

  • Page 6: Setting Up Your Tv/display For The First Time, Tv/display Setup, Preparing Your System

    First Time This section describes how to connect your HP Digital Entertainment Center to a TV or display the first time you power on. Your HP Digital Entertainment Center Video connects to many different types of TV/Displays. After you connect the TV/Display to your HP Digital Entertainment Center, set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center for the correct TV type for optimum viewing.

  • Page 7: After You First Turn On Your System

    • TV source • Internet connection 8 Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center for the first time by pressing the On/Standby power button. After you first turn on your system ® 1 Wait for the Windows Welcome screen to appear. Click Next to set up your system. Do not turn off your system.

  • Page 8: Adjusting Video, Starting The Tv/display Setup Wizard, Resize Adjustment Availability

    Do not run the TV/Display Setup Wizard with Media Center running. Inside Media Center Press the Media Center button. Then select More Programs, HP Settings, Video Settings, and then Display/Connection Wizard. The setup wizard appears. On the desktop Right-click the Desktop to access screen resize and graphics fine tuning adjustments (not using the wizard).

  • Page 9: Tv/display Setup Wizard

    TV/Display type, supported formats, and Video Out connections. You may have to perform the procedure more than once to optimize the image. The wizard runs automatically, after you first turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center, and after you complete the initial Windows setup wizard.

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    5 Verify that the video equipment is properly connected to the HP Digital Entertainment Center and the TV/Displays are turned on. Click Next. 6 Select your connection type and click Next. Component Video Out shown. 7 Do the following for your Video Out connection type and connected cable.

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    Follow the onscreen instructions. Click Next. Step 7 (continued) Follow the onscreen instructions. Click Next. HP Digital Entertainment Center TV/Display Setup Guide...

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    8 Select the screen resolution definition type that is supported by your TV/Display. Click Next. NOTE: This step may not change the settings on some TV/Displays connected to DVI. The native display resolution is selected by the wizard automatically. Click Next. Your settings may vary. HP Digital Entertainment Center TV/Display Setup Guide...

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    Click back to return to the Select the HDTV mode screen in Step 8 and select a format (mode) that is supported by your TV/Display. Your screen image may vary. HP Digital Entertainment Center TV/Display Setup Guide...

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    13 Adjust the screen size to fit your display. If your display shows a larger image than the screen and the edges are missing, click the “in” arrow button to make the screen smaller. Click Save Settings to apply the settings. Your screen image may vary. HP Digital Entertainment Center TV/Display Setup Guide...

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    720p, 1080i: If you are using a TV, see “HDTV Overscan Compensation” on page 12. • For a TV with PC monitor capabilities, see “Desktop Video Adjustments” on page 14. • See “Blurred screen text” on page 30 if you have trouble reading the screen text. HP Digital Entertainment Center TV/Display Setup Guide...

  • Page 16: Hdtv Overscan Compensation

    Click the Overscan Compensation button. b Click and drag the sliding bars to adjust the width and height of your display, and then click OK. Click OK. The Display Settings window opens. HP Digital Entertainment Center TV/Display Setup Guide...

  • Page 17: Adjust Composite Video And S-video Screen Size

    5 Click the OK button to apply the changes. 6 When the HP Digital Entertainment Center image appears on the TV screen, click Yes to keep the setting. You have 15 seconds to accept this new setting before it reverts to the previous setting. If the new setting is not correct, wait for 15 seconds and the previous screen displays.

  • Page 18: Desktop Video Adjustments

    If your picture in DVI is not satisfactory, see “Blurred screen text” on page 30, or if you have a monitor NOTE: connected to the HP Digital Entertainment Center in DVI and are experiencing problems. If you see black borders or overscan and panning, set the slider bar back to the previous resolution or rerun the TV/Display Setup Wizard to optimize the video image.

  • Page 19: Video Troubleshooting, Check Video

    5 Set the TV/Display input to match the HP Digital Entertainment Center Video Out cable input. For example: “Component 1.” 6 Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center by pressing the On/Standby power button. Wait 1 to 2 minutes. The video image appears.

  • Page 20: Video Out Connection Types, Common Video Out Problems

    DVI video connections. Recommended for High-Definition-capable TV/Displays. Common Video Out Problems The following problems are general issues that can appear on your screen with any HP Digital Entertainment Center Video Out connection type. Select the problem that most closely fits your condition: •...

  • Page 21: Blank Screen

    Solution: To see an image of the HP Digital Entertainment Center video on your TV screen: 1 Check the video setup. See “Check video” on page 15. 2 If you still can’t see an image of the HP Digital Entertainment Center video on your TV screen, check your video connection type:...

  • Page 22: Oversized Screen

    HP Digital Entertainment Center video image so it fits your TV screen: Do one of the following: • If your TV connects to the HP Digital Entertainment Center using a component video connection, use the TV/Display Setup Wizard. See “TV/Display Setup Wizard” on page 5. Follow the onscreen instructions. •...

  • Page 23: Undersized Screen With Black Border, Screen Flashes

    Screen flashes Problem: You may see the screen flash when: • You turn on or restart the HP Digital Entertainment Center. (The screen flash may occur and continue until the initial startup completes and the Media Center or desktop appears.) •...

  • Page 24: Screen Flickers, Unreadable Screen Text, Dtv Channel Has Audio But No Video, Sleep Mode

    Solution: Modify the desktop text to a larger size for easier reading on the screen with one of the following procedures. Enlarging screen text If the desktop text size is too small, adjust the desktop icon text size on the HP Digital Entertainment Center: 1 Right-click with the mouse cursor in the Windows desktop. 2 Click Properties.

  • Page 25: No Video After Power On Sequence, Keyboard Does Not Work, Troubleshooting Composite And S-video

    HP Digital Entertainment Center. When you turn on the TV, make sure that it is set to the proper input setting. Turn off the HP Digital Entertainment Center and then the TV before you change the cable connection to the TV. Afterwards, be sure to turn on the TV, set it to the proper input setting, and then turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 26: No Video After Changing The Video Out Connection

    Turn off the HP Digital Entertainment Center and then the TV before you change the cable connection to the TV. Afterwards, be sure to turn on the TV, set it to the proper input setting, and then turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting Component Video, Check Component Video

    5 Turn on the TV/Display. 6 Check the TV/Display input switch. For example “Component 1.” 7 Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center by pressing the On/Standby power button. Wait 1 to 2 minutes. The video image should reappear. 8 Check your screen: •...

  • Page 28: Component Video Troubleshooting Chart, Dvd Does Not Play Or An Error Appears On Screen

    Component video troubleshooting chart Problem: You cannot see a video image on your TV/Display that is satisfactory, while using the HP Digital Entertainment Center that is connected with component video out. Solution: Select the condition and corresponding procedure that most closely matches your problem when...

  • Page 29: Blank Screen (blue, Black, Or Distorted), Correcting An Extended Blank Screen With Component Video Out

    Solution: 1 to 2 minutes after you No action is required. first turn on your system CAUTION: Do NOT restart your HP Digital Entertainment Center until the screen indicates that during initial setup. setup is complete. About 30 seconds after No action is required.

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    8 Check the screen. • If you can see the video image, optimize the HP Digital Entertainment Center video image so it fits your TV screen, use the TV/Display Setup Wizard. See “TV/Display Setup Wizard” on page 5. Follow the onscreen instructions.

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    1 Turn off the TV/Display. 2 Turn off the HP Digital Entertainment Center by pressing and holding the On/Standby power button for 4 seconds. The On/Standby button should be dark and not lit amber or blue. 3 Disconnect the component video cable from the HP Digital Entertainment Center back-panel Video Out.

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    The video image reappears. 8 Check the screen. • If you can see the video image, optimize the HP Digital Entertainment Center video image so it fits your TV screen, see “TV/Display Setup Wizard” on page 5. Follow the onscreen instructions. •...

  • Page 33: Wrong Colors Or Erratic Video On Screen, Line At Bottom Of The Screen

    7 Click Control Panel, All programs, PC Help and Tools, HP Application Recovery. The Application and Driver Recovery window appears. 8 Select Driver Installation to reinstall the drivers shipped with the HP Digital Entertainment Center and click Next. 9 Select NVIDIA Graphics Driver and click Install. The driver installs. Click Cancel.

  • Page 34: Troubleshooting Dvi, Blank Screen After Powering Up And During Initial Startup With Dvi

    HP Digital Entertainment Center was connected to component video and you have changed to DVI. Solution: Use this procedure if you have a monitor or a TV with monitor resolution settings connected to the HP Digital Entertainment Center with DVI and see blurry screen text. To change the TV/Display from TV mode to monitor mode, do the following: 1 Right-click the desktop, click nVidia Display in the dialog box, and then click TV (model).

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    9 For the best picture, set your monitor to the native resolution using Screen Resolution and Refresh Rates. See “Desktop Video Adjustments” on page 14. Be careful when changing settings. The HP Digital Entertainment Center Video Out requires specific CAUTION: configurations for certain TV/Display types and resolutions.

  • Page 36: Video Out Information, Tv/display Types, Video Out Formats

    Video Out Information This section contains background information and descriptions of Video Out operation relating to the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Refer to the User’s Guide for connection information from HP Digital Entertainment Center to the TV/Display. TV/Display Types The following table represents typical TV formats. Choose the type that most closely matches your TV/Display: Your TV/Display model may vary.

  • Page 37: Display Resolution/format, Scanning System, Aspect Ratio

    The HP Digital Entertainment Center does not support 1080p, but most 1080p TV/Displays support 1080i. Many TV/Displays specify a native resolution which is recommended by the display manufacturer. You may have to adjust the HP Digital Entertainment Center to use the native resolution. Your display resolution setup may vary by TV/Display type.

  • Page 38: Display Image Size, Overscan, Cropping, Panning

    TV because most TVs introduce an overscan of five to fifteen percent. To optimize the HP Digital Entertainment Center video image so it fits your TV screen, use the TV/Display Setup Wizard. See “TV/Display Setup Wizard” on page 5. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  • Page 39: Important Notes, Plasma Tv/display Image Retention

    A stationary image on your plasma TV/Display may retain the image on the screen if left on for prolonged periods. To avoid image retention, follow these guidelines: • Always use a screen saver from your HP Digital Entertainment Center display settings. • Avoid keeping a stationary (unmoving) image on the screen for extended periods. Stationary images include but are not limited to: •...

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