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    HP Digital Entertainment Center User’s Guide...

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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.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Functional Overview... 3 Front Panel... 3 Memory Card Reader... 5 Back Panel ... 6 Cleaning the HP Digital Entertainment Center... 9 Shipping the HP Digital Entertainment Center... 9 Keyboard ... 10 Wireless Keyboard Operation ... 12 Replacing the Keyboard Batteries... 13 Remote Control ...

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    (NTSC) and Antenna (ATSC)... 84 Two Cable TV Boxes, or Two Digital Cable Receivers (NTSC) and Antenna (ATSC)... 86 Cable Only (NTSC)... 88 HP Digital Entertainment Center One Cable TV Box or Digital Cable Receiver (NTSC) ...89 Two Cable TV Boxes, or Two Digital Cable Receivers...91...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Digital Still Camera ... 121 Other USB Devices... 122 Connecting an HP Personal Media Drive ... 123 Installing an HP Personal Media Drive ... 124 Disconnecting an HP Personal Media Drive ... 125 Initial Configuration ... 127 Starting the HP Digital Entertainment Center for the First Time...

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    HP Digital Entertainment Center...

  • Page 7: Before You Begin, Welcome

    CDs, and DVDs using Microsoft software and the remote control. The HP Digital Entertainment Center This User’s Guide helps you to set up the HP Digital Entertainment Center to use with your audio/video system. “Functional Overview” on page 3 “Keyboard”...

  • Page 8: Benefits And Features

    ■ Burn picture slide shows to CD or DVD. ■ View and edit your favorite digital photos. ■ Store your digital content on the HP Personal Media ■ Drive. Download movies on demand (fees may apply — ■ separately purchased broadband Internet service required).

  • Page 9: Functional Overview, Front Panel

    Functional Overview Front Panel The following illustration shows a typical HP Digital Entertainment Center front panel. Your model might not have all features. AV inputs Front panel Item On/Standby (power) button and LED Push to turn on. Push for standby.

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    Item 9-in-1 memory card readers HP Digital Entertainment Center SmartMedia/xD, MMC/SD, SmartMedia / xD MMC / SD CompactFlash I/II, Microdrive, MS/MS-Pro CompactFlash I/II MS / MS PRO SmartMedia / xD MMC / SD SPEED USB 2.0 (2) SB 2.0 CompactFlash I/II...

  • Page 11: Memory Card Reader

    Memory Card Reader The HP Digital Entertainment Center 9-in-1 card readers are on the front panel, located behind a door for quick transfer of digital photos and other digital content. Four horizontal card slots accept memory cards. An in-use light-emitting diode (LED) indicates card reader activity when the HP Digital Entertainment Center is reading or writing data.

  • Page 12: Back Panel

    Back Panel The following illustration shows the HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel. (Location, availability, and number of connectors may vary.) 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN Item Connector Audio In AUDIO IN Audio 7.1 Pre-Out SURROUND BACK Surround Back Audio 7.1 Pre-Out...

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    Item Connector Digital Audio Out OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO Video Out VIDEO (Composite) VIDEO S-VIDEO S-video Out VIDEO VIDEO S-VIDEO Component Video Out VIDEO (Not all modes support DVD playback due to content protection.) COMPONENT VGA Out Digital Video Out (DVI) DIGITAL VIDEO OUT USB 2.0 (high speed)

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    (Select models only) ATSC TUNER Infrared Transmitter Out INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT (2 outputs) AC In 110-240V 50-60Hz AC IN HP Digital Entertainment Center Type Color Removable Gold antenna Link: Solid green when wireless LAN is enabled and connected. Blinks when wireless LAN is scanning.

  • Page 15: Cleaning The Hp Digital Entertainment Center, Shipping The Hp Digital Entertainment Center

    Shipping the HP Digital Entertainment Center Keep the original packing box in a storage area. You may need it later if you move or ship your HP Digital Entertainment Center. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners to clean your HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 16: Keyboard

    The following illustration shows the HP Digital Entertainment Center wireless keyboard. Left, right mouse button The following table shows the wireless keyboard features and function keys from left to right. Icon Item On/Standby Indicator light Mouse button left, right Back...

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    Icon Item Description Messenger Opens your instant messaging program. Messenger Minimize Minimizes the Media Center application. Minimize Maximize Maximizes the Media Center application. Maximize Media Center Starts Media Center. Media Center Previous Selects previous media track. Previous Play Plays media. Play Pause Pauses media.

  • Page 18: Wireless Keyboard Operation

    Keyboard Buttons” on page 154. Refer to the Media Center Edition 2005 Software Guide. Wireless Keyboard Operation Your HP Digital Entertainment Center includes a wireless keyboard that uses a built-in receiver/transmitter instead of a connector cable to communicate. The Keyboard...

  • Page 19: Replacing The Keyboard Batteries

    Replace the battery cover. Make sure the HP Digital Entertainment Center is powered on. Test the keyboard. The keyboard is set to connect to the HP Digital ■ Entertainment Center automatically. If the keyboard does not operate: Check the battery orientation.

  • Page 20: Remote Control, Remote Control Buttons

    Remote Control Buttons (Features and location may vary. Refer to the specific documentation for other remote controls.) Standby Puts the HP Digital Entertainment Center into and out of a power- reduced standby state. It does not turn the HP Digital Entertainment Center off.

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    DVD MENU RADIO MUSIC PICTURESVIDEOS RECORD PLAY STOP PAUSE REPLAY SKIP (Fast-forward) Moves media forward (press button for three speeds). W Skip Moves media forward — for example, 30 seconds in videos and live TV, one music track, or one DVD chapter. More (i) Displays available information about a selected media file...

  • Page 22: Remote Control Operation, Installing The Remote Control Batteries

    Edition 2005 Software Guide for detailed instructions on using the features of the remote control. To use the remote control, just point it at the HP Digital Entertainment Center and press a button. Use the remote control at a maximum distance of 26 feet (8 meters) from the remote sensor and at a maximum of 45 degrees (90 degrees total) from the center of the remote sensor.

  • Page 23: Safety Information, Ac Power Safety Warnings

    Use the right AC source. The power supply is preset for the country/region in which you purchased the HP Digital Entertainment Center. If you move to another country/region, please make sure you check its voltage requirements before plugging your HP Digital Entertainment Center into an AC power outlet.

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    AC Power Safety Warnings (continued) Never pull on the cord. Disconnect the HP Digital Entertainment Center by grasping the plug firmly and pulling it from the power outlet. Never disconnect the HP Digital Entertainment Center by pulling the cord. Install your HP Digital Entertainment Center near an outlet that you can easily reach.

  • Page 25: Installation Overview

    Installation Overview This chapter provides information on your system and describes how to connect your HP Digital Entertainment Center to your audio/video (AV) equipment in detail. You may find connection details that won’t be in the basic Start Here booklet.

  • Page 26: System Audio/video Connections, System Integration

    HP Digital Entertainment Center. To watch and record TV, your TV signal (for example, from a satellite) must flow into the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Then, for you to watch live or recorded TV, the HP Digital Entertainment Center must send the recorded TV shows out to your TV.

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    The following illustration shows the audio and video signal routed from the satellite or cable receiver source to the HP Digital Entertainment Center, then through an AV receiver to your TV: Audio Video Network Data Set-top-box Infrared Transmitter Internet DSL/Cable Modem...

  • Page 28: System Diagram

    Note: 5.1 systems do not include “Surr. Back” connections. Surr. Back Surround or Tape Player Wall Outlet Surge Protector Line Conditioner iPod Ext. HDD Digital Camera HP Digital Entertainment Center Center Surround Right Surround Front Front Back Left Right Right Subwoofer...

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    Front Panel (Configurations may vary.) The following illustration shows a typical HP Digital Entertainment Center system front panel installation: Power On /Standby KEYBOARD CONNECT FRONT INPUT 1394 S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO DV IN HEADPHONES S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO HEADPHONES 1394 FRONT INPUT...

  • Page 30: Installation Guidelines

    ■ Standby when not in use. In Standby, the On/ Standby button is lit amber. Preset recordings only start when the HP Digital Entertainment Center is on or in Standby. HP Digital Entertainment Center Adjust only those controls that are described in the ■...

  • Page 31: Placement And Ventilation Requirements

    Cabinet Front IMPORTANT: Use an open cabinet or shelves for best operation of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Do not cover vents on top, back and sides of the unit. If you choose to use a cabinet with front doors, you must leave the doors open when the HP Digital Entertainment Center is powered on.

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    6.5"H minimum Wall Clearance The HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel must be at least 4 inches (10.2 cm) from the wall. HP Digital Entertainment Center If the AV cabinet has a back, the back must have a hole...

  • Page 33: Basic Setup, Setting Up The Hp Digital Entertainment Center

    HP Digital Entertainment Center. Setting Up the HP Digital Entertainment Center The basic steps to set up the HP Digital Entertainment Center are in the Start Here booklet as follows. Your system may be different. See the referenced sections for detailed information on each step.

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    See “Installing the Keyboard Batteries (Initial)” on page 128. Insert the remote control batteries. See “Installing the Remote Control Batteries” on page 16. Place the HP Digital Entertainment Center on a flat, stable surface with the following clearances: Top: 2 inches (5.08 cm) ■...

  • Page 35: Inventory

    The following items are supplied with the HP Digital Entertainment Center: Name Picture HP Digital Entertainment Center unit Keyboard Remote control Cables FM antenna Wi-Fi antenna Documentation DVD recovery discs (2) Batteries: AA (6) Inventory Description See “Functional Overview” on page 3.

  • Page 36: Cables Included

    Cables Included Your HP Digital Entertainment Center comes with the following cables. Cable Name Stereo DVI-D S-video Coaxial digital audio Infrared Transmitter (2 with dual-tuner option) Coaxial (2 with dual-tuner option) Coaxial Splitter (dual-tuner option) 2 Way Splitter AC Power Additional cables are sold separately.

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    Optional Cables Not Included You might need the following extra cables (these items are sold separately). Cable Name Stereo and Video (Composite) Stereo Component video S-video Video (Composite) S-video to composite video adapter Optical digital audio FireWire (IEEE 1394) digital video in/out Ethernet RJ-45 Coaxial Max quantity...

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    ■ UHF/VHF antenna for HDTV ATSC ■ Connecting cables Observe the following guidelines: Do not plug in the HP Digital Entertainment Center ■ until all connecting cables are installed. Turn off power to all other equipment before ■ connecting cables.

  • Page 39: Connecting Audio

    Connecting Audio The HP Digital Entertainment Center supports many different audio options, sound connections, and speaker configurations. This chapter describes the most typical, and some advanced, audio setup options for connecting Audio Out and Audio In. To connect TV Source In audio and video, see “Connecting TV Source In”...

  • Page 40: Audio Overview, Audio Output Connectors

    Front FRONT Coaxial COAXIAL Digital Audio OPTICAL AUDIO DIGITAL Optical COAXIAL Digital Audio OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO HP Digital Entertainment Center Audio Overview Audio Out AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER FRONT BACK VIDEO 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz S-VIDEO...

  • Page 41: Sound Connector Jacks, Speaker Types

    Sound Connector Jacks The audio connectors are RCA-type jacks that connect from the back of your HP Digital Entertainment Center to a TV, powered speakers, or an AV receiver. The HP Digital Entertainment Center has separate Audio In connections (analog).

  • Page 42: Speaker Configurations

    Speaker Configurations You can set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center for the following supported audio configurations: Speaker Home audio system system description 2 (stereo) Two speakers: Left speaker, right speaker Two speakers: Left speaker, right speaker One subwoofer Two front speakers: Left...

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    Speaker Home audio system system description Two front speakers: Left speaker, right speaker Two side speakers: surround left speaker, surround right speaker One rear surround back speaker One center speaker One subwoofer Two front speakers: Left speaker, right speaker Two side speakers: surround left speaker, surround right speaker Two rear speakers:...

  • Page 44: Typical Audio Connection

    Typical Audio Connection Select the configuration that most closely matches your home system. You can set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center for the following supported audio configurations: Audio system Description TV, monitor or display direct audio connection with two speakers...

  • Page 45: Tv Audio Connection, Connecting Tv Audio

    TV Audio Connection You can connect your TV, monitor, or display audio directly to your HP Digital Entertainment Center for two-speaker sound. Connecting TV Audio To connect a TV, monitor, or display audio directly: Connect an RCA stereo cable (White: Left;...

  • Page 46: Av Receiver Audio Connection, Av Receiver Equipment Overview

    You can also connect video through your AV receiver or to your TV directly. AV Receiver Equipment Overview You can connect audio and video from the HP Digital Entertainment Center, through an AV receiver, to the TV input. Use this method to connect AV receivers or audio-only home receiver/amplifiers that have standard RCA-type input connectors.

  • Page 47: Home Stereo Installation

    2.0 Home Stereo Installation The following diagram shows a typical two-channel (2.0) speaker installation that uses passive stereo speakers connected through a home stereo standard left and right input. 2 Channel AV Receiver AUDIO IN 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN COAXIAL OPTICAL DIGITAL...

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    HP Digital Entertainment Center Some AV receivers generate the subwoofer output without a subwoofer input; in this case, you do not need to connect the subwoofer output from the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Refer to your AV receiver product documentation. AUDIO IN AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT...

  • Page 49: Home Theater Audio

    4.1 multichannel audio system connection Some AV receivers generate the subwoofer output without a subwoofer input; in this case, you do not need to connect the subwoofer output from the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Refer to your AV receiver product documentation. AUDIO IN 4.1 Channel AV Receiver...

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    Multichannel Inputs. 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN 5.1 multichannel audio system connection HP Digital Entertainment Center Both Media Center speaker settings and DVD audio settings must be changed for proper audio setup. Go to “Configuring Audio Output” on page 139 and note your speaker configuration choice for later software setup steps.

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    7.1 Home Theater Audio The following diagram shows a typical advanced home theater audio eight-channel (7.1) speaker installation that requires multichannel inputs on an AV receiver. This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may be different. If your AV receiver supports 7.1 and has only 5.1 inputs, see “5.1 Home Theater Audio”...

  • Page 52: Digital Home Theater Audio

    To connect digital audio from your HP Digital Entertainment Center to an AV receiver: Connect the Digital Audio Out connector on the back panel of your HP Digital Entertainment Center to the Digital Input (S/PDIF) on your AV receiver or digital audio system.

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    DIGITAL AUDIO IN Coaxial AUDIO IN 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN COAXIAL OPTICAL AUDIO DIGITAL Digital Audio Out Digital 5.1 multichannel audio system connection Optical 5.1 Channel AV Receiver Choose one AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER FRONT BACK VIDEO S-VIDEO COMPONENT...

  • Page 54: Powered Speaker Audio Connection

    Powered Speaker Audio Connection You can connect active (powered) speakers directly to your HP Digital Entertainment Center. An active speaker system must have its own power cord. You may need Y adapter cables (sold separately). Y adapter cables The HP Digital Entertainment Center has RCA-type output connectors.

  • Page 55: Powered Speakers

    Connect the RCA connector end of the Y adapter cable (sold separately) to the Front Right and Front Left Audio Out connectors on the back of your HP Digital Entertainment Center. AUDIO IN 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN...

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    Connect the RCA connector end of the Y adapter cables (sold separately) to the Audio Out connectors Front Right, Front Left, Surround Right, and Surround Left on the back of your HP Digital Entertainment Center. 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN 4.1 powered speaker installation...

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    Connect the RCA connector end of the Y adapter cables (sold separately) to the Audio Out connectors Front Right, Front Left, Surround Right, Surround Left, and Center on the back of your HP Digital Entertainment Center. AUDIO IN 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz...

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    7.1 Powered Speakers You can install a 7.1 audio system to your HP Digital Entertainment Center. To connect two front speakers, two surround speakers, two surround back speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer for eight-channel (7.1 speaker) output: Connect the RCA connector end of the Y adapter...

  • Page 59: Digital Powered Speakers

    You can install a digital audio system with up to two front speakers, two surround speakers, two surround back speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer to your HP Digital Entertainment Center. Do not connect analog multichannel speaker outputs if you connect the digital output.

  • Page 60: Monitor Speakers

    Monitor Speakers You can connect powered monitor speakers directly to your HP Digital Entertainment Center. You may need Y adapter cables. You can: Connect simple left/right stereo 2.0 powered ■ monitor speakers. Connect two powered speakers and a subwoofer for ■...

  • Page 61: Audio In Connections

    Audio In Connections You can connect your existing home stereo or home theater audio equipment, such as a tape player or turntable, to your HP Digital Entertainment Center using the Audio In stereo connectors on the back panel. AUDIO IN...

  • Page 62: Fm Radio Antenna

    FM Radio Antenna The HP Digital Entertainment Center includes an FM radio tuner. To connect the FM radio antenna: Plug the FM radio antenna cable into the FM (Tuner) In connector on the back panel (75-Ohm Coaxial). You may want to extend the ends of the cable to improve your FM radio signal reception.

  • Page 63: Connecting Video Out

    Connecting Video Out This chapter describes how to connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to a TV or display monitor, so you can watch TV and view the screen. It includes the most typical, and some advanced, video output options.

  • Page 64: Video Out Overview, Video Out Connection Overview

    To connect a TV to the HP Digital Entertainment Center, you may need a video cable and an audio cable. Use a video cable to connect the Video Out on the HP Digital Entertainment Center to your TV Video In. These cables are included in the box.

  • Page 65: Video Out Connectors

    DIGITAL Item Connector Video (composite) VIDEO VIDEO S-VIDEO S-video VIDEO VIDEO S-VIDEO Component (interlaced or progressive scan) VIDEO See http://www.hp.com/support for instructions on using component video. COMPONENT AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER FRONT BACK VIDEO S-VIDEO COMPONENT WOOFER 10/ 100/ 1000 HI SPEED USB 2.0...

  • Page 66: Component Video Settings

    Color Digital: White 29-pin D-sub DVI-I Analog: Video Out HP recommends initial setup using VGA or composite video. Content-protected DVD playback is limited to the following when component video is connected: Component format Desktop resolution 480i (interlaced) 640 x 480 @ 30 Hz...

  • Page 67: Tv Display Overview, Audio And Video Switching Overview

    TV Display Overview The HP Digital Entertainment Center allows you to connect to a TV to view the monitor image on a TV screen. With the TV connected, you can view the HP Digital Entertainment Center image, watch TV or DVD movies, or play games on your TV.

  • Page 68: Using The Remote Control With Your Tv

    Using the Remote Control with Your TV You can use the HP Digital Entertainment Center remote control to change channels and adjust volume if you have a cable box or satellite receiver, have installed the Infrared Transmitter cable, and have configured the remote control after initial turn on.

  • Page 69: Typical Video Out Connections

    HP Digital Entertainment Center into your home system so you can watch TV. You may set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center for the following supported configurations: Display/video configuration From HP Digital Entertainment Center to TV through a...

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    Configuration: You can adjust the TV display, after initial turn on, using the Media Center software. See “Initial Configuration” on page 127. Procedure: Connect a video cable from the HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel Video Out directly to the TV Video In.

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    Choose one Video out to standard TV Choose one Video out to high-definition capable HDTV TV IN Component S-video Video AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER FRONT BACK VIDEO 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz S-VIDEO COMPONENT AC IN WOOFER COAXIAL 10/ 100/ 1000 OPTICAL...

  • Page 72: Video Out From Av Receiver To Tv

    You must restart to ensure Video Out connection to your TV or AV receiver. Press and hold down the On/Standby (power) button for 4 seconds to turn off your HP Digital Entertainment Center. After it shuts down, press the On/Standby button to turn on your HP Digital Entertainment Center.

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    TV IN S-video Video Component AV RECEIVER OUT Choose one AUDIO IN 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN COAXIAL OPTICAL AUDIO DIGITAL TV Out (through AV receiver) Choose one and keep same type as AV Receiver In Note: Not recommended for initial setup. AV RECEIVER IN S-video Video...

  • Page 74: Video Out To Monitor

    Monitor out HP Digital Entertainment Center Equipment: The monitor and some cables may not be included with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See the documentation that came with your monitor. Configuration: You can adjust the monitor display, after initial turn on, using the Media Center software. See “Initial Configuration”...

  • Page 75: Video Out To Tv And Monitor

    S-video, or Component (Y, Pb, Pr) Video Out at the same time with dual displays. Equipment: The TV, monitor, and some cables may not be included with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See the documentation that came with your TV and monitor. Configuration: You can adjust the TV and monitor displays, after initial turn on, using the Media Center.

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    Component video output requires specific configurations for certain display types and resolutions. Go to http://www.hp.com/ support and select your model number for instructions on using component video. Choose one 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN TV (standard definition shown) and monitor out...

  • Page 77: Connecting Tv Source In

    HP Digital Entertainment Center. Infrared Transmitter cable installation is also included. You connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to an existing setup for your TV signal source. This chapter includes the most typical, and some advanced, input options.

  • Page 78: Tv Source Overview, Tv Signal Source Overview

    TV Source Overview TV Signal Source Overview You must connect a TV signal to the HP Digital Entertainment Center for proper operation. You can attach standard, analog NTSC TV and high-definition, digital HDTV ATSC sources. The back panel TV Source connectors are: TV Source 1 In ■...

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    Connecting an ATSC antenna You can attach an indoor or outdoor UHF/VHF antenna to the HP Digital Entertainment Center to watch HDTV ATSC through the VHF or UHF channels. A UHF/VHF antenna receives HDTV ATSC channels, depending on the quality (gain) of the antenna, geographic location, and broadcast reception strength.

  • Page 80: Additional Hdtv Information

    TV. HDTV/SDTV Ant. In is the connector on the back of your HP Digital Entertainment Center that you connect the ATSC signal to. SDTV (Standard-definition Television) is the lowest quality DTV standard.

  • Page 81: Tv Source Connectors Overview

    A set-top cable TV box is provided by your cable TV provider to unscramble premium channels. You cannot record digital TV if using the HP Digital Entertainment Center with an HDTV cable box or HDTV satellite box. Use an antenna to record digital TV.

  • Page 82: Tv Source Connectors

    Cable/Antenna In CABLE/ANT. IN With internal splitter to dual-tuners DUAL TUNER Audio TV Source 2 In TV SOURCE 2 (Select models only) AUDIO HP Digital Entertainment Center AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER FRONT BACK VIDEO S-VIDEO...

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    2 IN (select models only) S-VIDEO HDTV/SDTV Ant. In HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN ATSC TUNER Infrared Transmitter Out Additional cables to install the HP Digital Entertainment Center are sold separately. Type Color Cable Y/C video Black Analog 4-pin Coaxial...

  • Page 84: Typical Tv Source Connections

    ATSC and ATSC from UHF/VHF antenna antenna Two NTSC digital cable or satellite receivers and ATSC from UHF/VHF antenna HP Digital Entertainment Center Connector See: Cable/Ant. In “Antenna (NTSC)” on page 80 HDTV/SDTV Ant. In “Antenna (ATSC)” on page 81 Cable/Ant.

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    Display/video TV source type configuration NTSC cable Cable directly from the wall (without a cable TV set-top box or digital cable receiver) One cable TV set-top box or digital cable receiver Two cable TV set-top boxes, or digital cable receivers NTSC satellite One satellite receiver Two satellite receivers...

  • Page 86: Antenna Connection, Antenna (ntsc)

    TV signal source: Plug the connector of a coaxial cable from your external or internal TV antenna into the Cable/Ant. In connector on the back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Turn the connector to tighten it. 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN TV signal source —...

  • Page 87: Antenna (atsc)

    Antenna (ATSC) To connect an HDTV signal source to your HP Digital Entertainment Center, do the following: Connect a coaxial cable from your UHF/VHF antenna into the HDTV/SDTV Ant. In connector on the back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 88: Antenna (ntsc And Atsc)

    Connect two coaxial cables to the splitter outputs. Turn the connectors to tighten them. Connect a coaxial cable into the Cable/Ant. In connector on the back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Turn the connector to tighten it. Connect a coaxial cable into the HDTV/SDTV Ant.

  • Page 89: Cable Connection, Cable (ntsc) And Antenna (atsc)

    (Location, availability, and number of connectors may vary.) Cable (NTSC) and Antenna (ATSC) To connect standard cable without a set-top box and a HDTV/SDTV Ant. In input to your HP Digital Entertainment Center, do the following to connect the NTSC and ATSC TV signal sources: Plug the connector of a coaxial cable from your TV cable (wall) into the Cable/Ant.

  • Page 90: One Cable Tv Box Or Digital Cable Receiver Ntsc) And Antenna (atsc)

    (white) connectors. Connect the coaxial cable from the UHF/VHF antenna into the HDTV/SDTV Ant. In HDTV/SDTV Ant. In connector on the back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Connect the set-top box Infrared Transmitter cable (required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter...

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    Cable Wall Video S-video Coaxial AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT SURROUND SURROUND BACK 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN COAXIAL OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO HI SPEED USB 2.0 TV signal source — one cable TV or digital cable box (NTSC) and ATSC UHF/VHF antenna Coaxial Set-top box 1 Infrared Transmitter...

  • Page 92: Two Cable Tv Boxes, Or Two Digital Cable Receivers (ntsc) And Antenna (atsc)

    TV on one channel and record another channel at the same time. Connect the NTSC TV signal source from each set-top box or digital cable receiver into each of the HP Digital Entertainment Center tuners’ TV Source 1 and TV Source 2.

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    Connect the set-top box 1 Infrared Transmitter cable (required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter Connection” on page 97. Wall Cable Source 1 Set-top box 1 VIDEO OUT Video AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT SURROUND BACK 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN COAXIAL OPTICAL AUDIO...

  • Page 94: Cable Only (ntsc)

    NTSC-only TV signal source: Plug the connector of a coaxial cable from your TV cable (wall) into the Cable/Ant connector on the back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. This connection supplies the TV signal source for both TV tuners.

  • Page 95: Digital Cable Receiver (ntsc)

    Connect the video cable from the set-top box or digital cable receiver back panel Video Output connector. Connect the video cable into the HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel TV Source 1 In connector. Connect stereo audio cables (skip this step if using...

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    Video S-video 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN TV signal source — one cable TV or digital cable box (NTSC) HP Digital Entertainment Center Cable From Wall Choose one Coaxial TV Source 1 AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND...

  • Page 97: Two Digital Cable Receivers

    You must have two identical set-top boxes, such as two digital cable receivers or two cable TV boxes (sold separately), from the same TV source and the HP Digital Entertainment Center dual-tuner option (select models only) to set this up. This configuration will allow you to watch live TV on one channel and record another channel at the same time.

  • Page 98

    Source 1 Set-top box 1 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz TV signal source — two digital cable boxes (NTSC) HP Digital Entertainment Center Connect the set-top box 2 Infrared Transmitter cable (required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter Connection” on page 97. Cable From Wall...

  • Page 99: Satellite Connection, One Satellite Receiver (ntsc)

    ■ Connect the video cable from the satellite receiver back panel video output connector. Connect the video cable into the HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel TV Source 1 In connector. Connect stereo audio cables (skip this step if using...

  • Page 100: Satellite Receiver

    100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz TV signal source — one satellite receiver (NTSC) HP Digital Entertainment Center Satellite Receiver Coaxial Video S-video AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER FRONT BACK VIDEO S-VIDEO COMPONENT AC IN WOOFER COAXIAL 10/ 100/ 1000...

  • Page 101: Two Satellite Receivers (ntsc)

    Two Satellite Receivers (NTSC) You must have two identical satellite receivers from the same source and the HP Digital Entertainment Center dual-tuner option (select models only) to set this up. This configuration will allow you to watch live TV on one channel and record another channel at the same time.

  • Page 102

    (required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter Connection” on page 97. Coaxial (RF) TV signal source — two satellite receivers (NTSC) (select models only) HP Digital Entertainment Center Connect the satellite receiver 2 Infrared Transmitter cable (required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter Connection” on page 97.

  • Page 103: Infrared Transmitter Connection, Infrared Transmitter Overview

    If you connect a set-top box such as a digital cable box or a satellite receiver to the HP Digital Entertainment Center, then you must also use the Infrared (IR) Transmitter control cable.

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    DIGITAL Infrared Transmitter connection (one set-top box) 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN COAXIAL OPTICAL DIGITAL Infrared Transmitter connection (two set-top boxes; select models only) HP Digital Entertainment Center Set-top box 1 AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER FRONT BACK...

  • Page 105: Infrared Transmitter Installation

    TV signal, connect the Infrared Transmitter sensor: Route the Infrared Transmitter cable from the back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center to the cable TV, digital cable, or satellite receiver set-top box. Locate the IR remote receiver area on the front of the set-top box.

  • Page 106

    The following illustration shows the Infrared Transmitter installation. Remove tape 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN Infrared transmitter to cable, digital cable receiver, or satellite receiver set-top box HP Digital Entertainment Center Attach to IR window AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT...

  • Page 107: Connecting Video Equipment

    Connecting Video This chapter describes how to connect video playback and recording equipment to the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Equipment includes VCRs and camcorders. This chapter also includes the most typical, and some advanced, options. The HP Digital Entertainment Center supports many different video input and audio/video output options and connections.

  • Page 108: Video Equipment Overview, Connectors

    S-video TV Source 2 In 2 IN (Select models only) Use S-video to composite adapter S-VIDEO to connect composite video Additional cables and the S-video to composite adapter are sold separately. HP Digital Entertainment Center AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER...

  • Page 109: Video Equipment Connection Overview

    You may need other or additional cables, depending on your video equipment. DVD player The HP Digital Entertainment Center has a built-in DVD player/recorder. The HP Digital Entertainment Center is intended for legal purposes only and not designed to record retail movie title DVDs.

  • Page 110: Typical Video Equipment Connections

    Typical Video Equipment Connections This section describes how to connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to an existing setup of your video equipment. These are only suggested configurations. Your system may be different. Select the configuration that most closely matches your...

  • Page 111: Vcr Connection, Vcr Direct In Connection

    VCR Connection VCR Direct In Connection You can connect a VCR to record your tapes to the HP Digital Entertainment Center hard disk drive. The HP Digital Entertainment Center is intended for legal purposes only. Some retail VHS tapes have content protection measures that do not allow recording.

  • Page 112: Wall To Vcr To Tv Using Coaxial Cable

    Connect one coaxial cable to the input of the VCR. Connect one coaxial cable to the TV Source 1 in back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Connect a coaxial cable from the VCR out to one of the TV inputs. Reserve an input connection on the TV for the HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 113

    AUDIO IN 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN COAXIAL OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO Wall to VCR to TV using coaxial cable (Add the HP Digital Entertainment Center with a splitter) Coaxial VCR IN TV IN 2 AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND...

  • Page 114

    VCR OUT Coaxial TV IN 1 Wall to set-top box VCR to TV using coaxial cable (add with a splitter) HP Digital Entertainment Center Coaxial CABLE IN CABLE OUT Coaxial Splitter 2 Way Splitter Coaxial VCR IN TV IN 2 AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT...

  • Page 115: Video Camera Connection, Connecting A Digital Video Camcorder

    Video Camera Connection Refer to the HP support Web site for detailed information on advanced video setup. Go to http://www.hp.com/ support and select your model number. See “HP Web Site Support” on page 171. Connecting a Digital Video Camcorder Connectors:...

  • Page 116

    DV IN 4-Pin FireWire Cable (IEEE 1394) Connect a digital video camcorder (front panel) 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN Connect a digital video camcorder (back panel) HP Digital Entertainment Center AUDIO IN AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT VIDEO SURROUND SURROUND CENTER FRONT...

  • Page 117

    Recognizing the digital video camcorder If the HP Digital Entertainment Center does not recognize your digital video camera: Start up the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See “Initial Configuration” on page 127. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, if available, and then double-click the System icon.

  • Page 118: Connecting An Analog Camcorder

    Connectors: When connecting an analog video camera for input to the HP Digital Entertainment Center, use the Video and Audio In connectors on the front of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Procedure: The following instructions can also be used to connect digital cameras with analog outputs.

  • Page 119: Connecting The Network

    Wired Ethernet port 10/100/1000 ■ You can connect your peripheral devices to work with the HP Digital Entertainment Center through USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) connectors. This chapter describes the most typical, and some advanced, options to connect your HP Digital Entertainment Center to the Internet, to a network, and to peripheral devices.

  • Page 120: Peripheral Connection Overview

    Front Panel (Location, availability, and number of connectors may vary.) 1394 input/output Connector Name Behind Upper Right Door HP Personal Media Drive Bay Behind Lower Right Door HP Digital Entertainment Center 9-in-1 Memory card readers SmartMedia / xD MMC / SD HI SPEED USB 2.0...

  • Page 121

    Back Panel (Location, availability, and number of connectors may vary.) AUDIO IN 100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz AC IN COAXIAL OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO Connector Name USB 2.0 HI SPEED USB 2.0 1394 1394 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ETHERNET Wireless LAN WIRELESS LAN REMOVABLE ANTENNA Removable Antenna LEDs (2) 802.11 b/g...

  • Page 122: Typical Network Connections

    Typical Network Connections This section describes how to connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to the Internet, so you can download the Television Program Guide and surf the Web. These are only suggested configurations. Your system may be different. Select the configuration that most closely matches your...

  • Page 123: Connecting The Wireless Network Antenna

    Center as a client if you already have a wireless network functioning. Refer to the Quick Install Guide and CD manual included in the accessory box to set up the HP Digital Entertainment Center as a wireless access point. A wireless access point and a wireless router are required and sold separately.

  • Page 124

    To connect a Wi-Fi antenna to the HP Digital Entertainment Center: Screw the antenna into the Wireless LAN Removable Antenna connector on to the back panel, as shown in the following illustration: VIDEO WIRELESS LAN REMOVABLE ANTENNA VIDEO TV SOURCE 1 IN...

  • Page 125: Connecting A Dsl/cable Modem

    Connecting a DSL/Cable Modem To connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to the Internet, through an existing DSL or cable modem broadband connection: Connect an RJ-45 network cable (sold separately) from the HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel Ethernet connector to a DSL or cable modem.

  • Page 126: Connecting Through A Router

    HP Digital Entertainment Center to a LAN network and then to a DSL modem or cable modem. You can use your HP Digital Entertainment Center as a client if you already have a home network functioning. Refer to your router, DSL/cable modem, and ISP documentation to establish a connection.

  • Page 127: Usb Device Connection, Digital Still Camera

    The following instructions apply only to digital still cameras. When connecting a digital still camera, use a USB connector on the front or back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. To connect a digital still camera: Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Wait for the desktop to appear.

  • Page 128: Other Usb Devices

    You can go to http://www.hp.com to purchase peripheral devices online. To connect the HP Personal Media Drive to the HP Digital Entertainment Center through a USB, see the documentation that came with the HP Personal Media Drive.

  • Page 129

    HP Personal Media Drive The HP Digital Entertainment Center front panel includes a drive bay that houses the HP Personal Media Drive. The drive bay has an internal USB port and power connector. The HP Personal Media Drive can also function as an external USB hard disk drive.

  • Page 130: Installing An Hp Personal Media Drive

    Installing an HP Personal Media Drive To connect an HP Personal Media Drive to the HP Digital Entertainment Center: Install the HP Personal Media Drive software that is included with the drive (select models only). For instructions about installing and using the ■...

  • Page 131: Disconnecting An Hp Personal Media Drive

    Disconnecting an HP Personal Media Drive You can safely remove the HP Personal Media Drive when both the amber activity and blue power LEDs are off. To disconnect your HP Personal Drive safely: Close Media Center and all other programs that may be accessing your HP Personal Media Drive.

  • Page 132

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  • Page 133: Initial Configuration, Starting The Hp Digital Entertainment Center For The First Time

    Initial Configuration This chapter describes how to set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center software, including how to configure the HP Digital Entertainment Center for proper operation. When you complete the procedures in this chapter, you can use your HP Digital Entertainment Center in your home entertainment center.

  • Page 134: Installing The Keyboard Batteries (initial)

    Starting the HP Digital Entertainment Center for the First Time Turn power on to all connected devices such as TV and audio equipment before turning on the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Power on only after you have completed the full setup.

  • Page 135: Initial Startup

    AV receivers. Set the volume to mid-level on the AV receiver and on the TV. Plug the HP Digital Entertainment Center AC power cable into a wall outlet. Use a surge protector to prevent power surges or ■...

  • Page 136: Syncing The Keyboard

    Test the keyboard after the operating system is loaded. Move the trackball to see if the cursor moves. If the keyboard does not operate, you must synchronize the keyboard with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. To sync the keyboard: After you have made all connections and have performed the initial startup procedure, make sure the HP Digital Entertainment Center is turned on.

  • Page 137: Windows Welcome

    Windows Welcome The system starts and displays the initial Microsoft ® Windows setup screen for the first power on only. You will need a mouse and keyboard to navigate the screens. To set up Windows for the first time: Follow the onscreen instructions for the initial Microsoft Windows setup.

  • Page 138: Media Center First Run, Required Setup

    Media Center setup is completed. The wizard includes steps for your network or broadband connections. Connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to your wired network or broadband connections before you press the On/Standby button.

  • Page 139: Optional Setup

    You need your ZIP or postal code. Choose and, if needed, adjust the display settings. Set up speakers. ■ Teach the HP Digital Entertainment Center to control ■ your cable TV or satellite receiver set-top box. Choose the number of speakers you have. You can also test the speakers.

  • Page 140

    TV Component display. (YPbPr) HP Digital Entertainment Center If you choose the option Preview Automatic Adjustment, the screen may appear black or seem to halt for approximately 20 seconds. Wait until the wizard screen reappears, choose “Do not adjust any settings”, click...

  • Page 141: If Your Connections Don't Work, Adjusting The Front Panel Display Brightness

    ■ Pictures ■ Adjusting the Front Panel Display Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the HP Digital Entertainment Center front panel media info display. To adjust the front panel display brightness: Press Media Center on the remote control. You can also click Start on the taskbar, and select Media Center.

  • Page 142: Configuring Audio, Connecting Headphones, Connecting A Microphone

    Configuring Audio You may have to optimize your HP Digital Entertainment Center audio configuration to get the best sound on your audio system. Connecting Headphones Your HP Digital Entertainment Center comes with a headphones connector (1/4 inch [6.5 mm]) on the front panel.

  • Page 143

    Selecting recording devices To select a sound recording device: Click Start on the taskbar. Choose Control Panel. Click Sounds and Audio Devices (or Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices). The Sounds and Audio Devices window opens. Click the Audio tab. The window opens. This window is easier to read on a monitor.

  • Page 144: Adjusting The Volume

    Click Apply, and then click OK. The Volume icon appears in the taskbar. Volume cannot be controlled from the HP Digital Entertainment Center remote control if the S/PDIF digital audio out connects to your AV receiver. Control the sound from your AV receiver.

  • Page 145: Configuring Audio Output

    Configuring Audio Output You must adjust the audio settings in two places after you have installed and connected the HP Digital Entertainment Center to your audio system. Configure both the Media Center speaker settings and audio for the DVD player.

  • Page 146

    You can also click Start on the taskbar, and select Media Center. Click Settings, DVD, Audio, and then Configuration. HP Digital Entertainment Center Reduce the volume level before changing channels. Exercise particular caution when changing from ATSC to NTSC channels. Your...

  • Page 147: Configuring Video, Configuring Video Output

    Configuring Video You may have to optimize your HP Digital Entertainment Center video configuration to get the best image on your TV/display screen. Configuring Video Output You can configure your HP Digital Entertainment Center video for dual-display. For instance, you can view the screen on your TV and your monitor if both are connected.

  • Page 148: Dual Screen

    F5 key on the keyboard at the same time.) Each time you press the Alt+F5 key combination, the HP Digital Entertainment Center desktop appears on the next device. If Alt+F5 does not work, restart the HP Digital Entertainment Center and try again. Properties window...

  • Page 149

    Select the Primary and secondary displays from the drop down menu. Disabling the dual screen option When you want to disconnect the TV from the HP Digital Entertainment Center, you may need to disable the dual screen option to return your HP Digital Entertainment Center display to its original resolution.

  • Page 150: Adjusting The Desktop Display

    Adjusting the Desktop Display Some tasks on the HP Digital Entertainment Center require that you leave Media Center and use the Windows XP desktop. Because Windows XP is not specifically designed for TV, some messages and dialogs on the desktop may be difficult to read on some TVs.

  • Page 151: Adjusting The Display In Media Center

    Use the arrow keys to select Next if the lower buttons are not visible. Click Display/Connection Wizard. Verify that the video equipment is properly connected to the HP Digital Entertainment Center and turned on. Check the boxes. Click Next. Initial Configuration...

  • Page 152

    Verify the video out connection type. As required, select the correct connection to match the back panel, by clicking on a video out connector such as video (composite), S-video, component video, VGA or DVI. Click Next. HP Digital Entertainment Center Flat panel display shown. Component video output shown.

  • Page 153

    Select the screen resolution definition type that is supported by your TV/display. Click Next. This screen may vary or not appear, depending on the type of TV/display and video connection. Verify that the settings are correct. Click Preview. The changed video settings display. Your settings may vary.

  • Page 154: Dvd Playback

    Press Media Center on the remote control. You can also click Start on the taskbar, and select Media Center. Click More Programs, HP Settings, and then Video Settings. Click DVD Mode (480p). (Select this mode only if your TV supports 480p mode.)

  • Page 155: Adjusting The Display From The Desktop

    S-video, or component video out. This window is not available for single displays in DVI or VGA video out. Use the Media Center HP Settings wizard to adjust these displays. Before you begin, verify that the video equipment is...

  • Page 156: Hdtv Overscan Configuration

    Select Use underscan to show the entire Windows desktop. Click Apply (or click OK to save the changes). 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.

  • Page 157: Tv Channels, Tuning The Desktop Display

    You may also see that the video image is larger than your TV/display (overscan). To view or record HDTV content, you need an HP Digital Entertainment Center with ATSC tuner (included) and UHF/VHF antenna (sold separately).

  • Page 158

    Adjusting the Video Image To optimize the HP Digital Entertainment Center video image so it best fits your TV screen, do the following: Right-click on the desktop, and click nVidia Display in the dialog box. The Properties window opens. Properties window...

  • Page 159

    Click Yes to keep the setting. You have 15 seconds to accept this new setting before it reverts to the previous setting. Select Color Correction from the left side list. Adjust the brightness and contrast slider bars as required. Click Apply. Click Yes to keep the setting.

  • Page 160: Configuring The System, Configuring The Keyboard Buttons

    You can customize your HP Digital Entertainment Center system settings. Configuring the Keyboard Buttons You can configure some of your HP Digital Entertainment Center shortcut keyboard buttons. Click Start on the taskbar, choose Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware, if it is available.

  • Page 161: Registering With Hp, Setting Up Virus Protection

    Microsoft solution for moving your files to your new HP Digital Entertainment Center. Follow onscreen instructions, using the keyboard and trackball. You can also register with HP in the following ways: Double-click the registration icon on your desktop, ■ and follow onscreen instructions.

  • Page 162: Installing Software, Utility Programs

    Installing Software After you turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center the first time and then restart it, you can install any additional software programs that came on CDs or DVDs included in the HP Digital Entertainment Center box (select models only).

  • Page 163: System Utilities

    System utilities HP provides special utility programs in the PC Help & Tools folder that display support information and initiate Application or System Recovery. To use utility programs: Click Start, choose All Programs, and then PC Help & Tools. Select a program or folder: HP Application Recovery ■...

  • Page 164

    HP Digital Entertainment Center...

  • Page 165: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section contains possible solutions for some problems you may be experiencing with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Chapter Contents: To solve audio problems, see “Audio” on page 160. To solve video problems, see “Video” on page 162. To solve system problems, see “System” on page 164.

  • Page 166: Problems And Solutions, Audio

    139. Reinstall the sound card drivers by using Application Recovery. See the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your HP Digital Entertainment Center. Check volume and mute settings. See “Adjusting the Volume” on page 138. Some programs may result in low volume, even when the volume setting within the program is turned to the maximum position.

  • Page 167

    ■ make any sound. remote control. Press the Mute button on the HP Digital Entertainment Center keyboard or on the ■ remote control to see if the Mute feature is turned on. Use the keyboard controls to increase the volume.

  • Page 168: Video

    HP Digital Entertainment Center Check that the correct input source is selected on the TV. Check that the TV is connected to the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See “Video Out to TV” on page 64. Check that the TV Out image is enabled. See “Configuring Video” on page 141.

  • Page 169

    Make sure that the batteries for the remote control are charged and installed ■ correctly. Make sure the front of the remote sensor on the HP Digital Entertainment Center is ■ not blocked (behind display window). Point the remote control at the HP Digital Entertainment Center (not at the TV) ■...

  • Page 170: System

    HP Digital Entertainment Center Solution When you press the On button on the front of the HP Digital Entertainment ■ Center, the following events should happen: The HP On/Standby (power) button should light and the front display should light up.

  • Page 171

    Click Start on the taskbar. Click Turn Off Computer. Click Restart. Press and hold the On button for more than 4 seconds until the HP Digital Entertainment Center turns off. Wait a few seconds, and turn the HP Digital Entertainment Center back on.

  • Page 172

    Repeat steps 5 through 7 for each button you want to configure. Click OK when you are finished configuring the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard syncs with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See ■ “Syncing the Keyboard” on page 130.

  • Page 173

    CD, follow the instructions that came with the software to reinstall it. I cannot remove a You cannot remove a CD or DVD after you have turned off the HP Digital CD or DVD. Entertainment Center. Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center, and press the Eject button to extend the tray.

  • Page 174

    Remove the memory card when the light is not flashing, and shine a flashlight ■ into the empty slot. If any of the pins are bent, have the HP Digital Entertainment Center serviced if a pin is touching another pin.

  • Page 175

    You can put data files on a DVD to store them or transfer them to another HP Digital Entertainment Center. However, data files on a DVD do not play in a DVD player. Rerecord your files to a file format that can be read by some DVD players.

  • Page 176: Getting Help, Help And Support Center, Hp Support

    For help, press the Help button on your keyboard, or click Start on the taskbar and select Help and Support. The Help and Support Center is onscreen Help information about your HP Digital Entertainment Center. Here you can find: Links to reinstall drivers. ■...

  • Page 177: Warranty And Support Guide

    Warranty and Support Guide See the HP Digital Entertainment Center Warranty and Support Guide, included with the documentation, for detailed information on: HP Web site Support addresses ■ HP Support telephone numbers ■ HP Customer Care information ■ HP Web site Online Guide addresses ■...

  • Page 178

    HP Customer Care You can get help over the telephone from HP. When you call HP Customer Care, have your model number and serial number available. Online Guides You can find online guides and information for your HP Digital Entertainment Center. To view online manuals...

  • Page 179: Updates From Hp, Microsoft Web Site

    HP may send updated information or patches to your desktop (not available in all countries/regions). You must be connected to the Internet to receive these updates. If you have turned off the Updates from HP feature, you will not receive these updates. Microsoft Web Site Search the Microsoft Web site (http://www.support.microsoft.com) for...

  • Page 180

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  • Page 181: Appendix A: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive, Important Information About Recorded Tv Programs, Procedure

    Before you begin Replace the internal hard disk drive only if it has failed. Do not replace the internal hard disk drive until HP support has diagnosed it as the point of failure. HP recommends to upgrade hard disk drive capacity using the HP Personal Media Drive.

  • Page 182

    Removal To remove the internal hard disk drive: Turn the HP Digital Entertainment Center upside down. Remove the hard disk drive cover from the chassis. After loosening the screw, slide the hard disk drive in the direction of the screw.

  • Page 183

    Replacement To replace the internal hard disk drive: Replace the old hard disk drive with the new hard disk drive. Replace the hard disk drive screws. Tighten the screws an additional half-turn only after the screws contact the rubber washer. Reconnect the hard disk drive cables.

  • Page 184

    Reconnect the power cable and all other cables to the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center. HP Digital Entertainment Center Test the HP Digital Entertainment Center for proper operation. Recover your system using the recovery disk. Restore your data.

  • Page 185: Index

    Numerics 1/4 inch headphones 136 1394 7, 109 2.0 multichannel audio system 41 2.1 Home Stereo Installation 42 2.1 home stereo installation 41, 42 2.1 multichannel audio system 42 2.1 powered speaker 49 4.1 Home Theater Audio 43 4.1 powered speaker 50 5.1 home theater audio 44 5.1 multichannel audio system 44 5.1 powered speaker 51...

  • Page 186

    121 connecting digital video 109 capture 112 Center/Subwoofer 6 Changing screens 142 clearances, space for HP Digital Entertainment Center 28 cloning 142 Coaxial Splitter 30 codec errors 168 Color Correction 153 combination of Video 69 combinations 69...

  • Page 187

    Disabling the dual screen option 143 disconnect the TV 143 Display Overview 61 Display/video configuration 63 documentation how to find HP support information 171 how to find online manuals 172 Dolby Digital 46 DSL 119, 120 connecting 119 order of powerup 17...

  • Page 188

    3 replacing 175, 176, 177 running out of disk space 169 troubleshooting 169 Hardware 111 hardware test, for HP Digital Entertainment Center 170 HDTV 74 antenna 73, 81 channels 75 HDTV (ATSC) In 8 HDTV and standard signal source — TV antenna 82 HDTV/SDTV Ant.

  • Page 189

    66 using your TV 64 how to switch between dual displays 142 how to synchronize, the keyboard 130 how to transfer PC data to HP Digital Entertainment Center 155 HP Application Recovery 172 HP Customer Care 172...

  • Page 190

    4 Microsoft Web site 173 information about Media Center 173 microsoft.com 74 mixer 55 MMC/SD 5 HP Digital Entertainment Center monitor 58 connecting 69 troubleshooting 167 Monitor Out 68 monitor speakers 54 Mouse 122...

  • Page 191

    99 importance of placement 97 location 98 relation to cable box and satellite receiver 97 troubleshooting 163 remote receiver 97 remove the HP Personal Media Drive 125 removing CD/DVD 167 personal media drive 123 replacing batteries in keyboard 13...

  • Page 192

    Media Center 140 troubleshooting surround sound 161 troubleshooting volume problems 160 Standard definition television 58 Start Here booklet 19 Starting the HP Digital Entertainment Center for the First Time 128 subwoofer for digital speaker setup 53 for monitor speaker installation 54...

  • Page 193

    Media Center 140 system connections using Media Center 135 Titan TV 151 transfer wizard 155 transferring data from PC to HP Digital Entertainment Center 155 troubleshooting 159 audio problems 160 DVD player 169 hard drive 169...

  • Page 194

    Video Problems and Solutions 162 video projector 64 video system errors 168 location of output connectors 58 Viewing the HP Digital Entertainment Center image on the TV 142 virus protection 155 need for 155 volume icon 138 locating on task bar 138...

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