Asus My Cinema Series Specifications

TV Tuner Card/Box
My Cinema Series
E2583
Revised Edition V3
April 2006
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Contents
Notices .......................................................................................................... v
Safety information ...................................................................................... vi
About this guide ........................................................................................ vii
Chapter 1: Hardware information
1.1
System requirements................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Card/Box layout............................................................................ 1-2
1.3
Before you proceed ..................................................................... 1-7
1.4
Installation .................................................................................... 1-8
1.5
1.4.1
Installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card ................................. 1-8
1.4.2
Installing the ASUS USB TV Box .................................... 1-9
1.4.3
Installing the ASUS TV Express Card ............................. 1-9
Connecting cables and devices................................................ 1-10
1.5.1
Quadri PCI-E TV card ................................................... 1-10
1.5.2
Hybrid TV card ...............................................................1-11
1.5.3
USB TV box .................................................................. 1-12
1.5.4
DVBT Express Card ...................................................... 1-13
1.5.5
Hybrid Express Card ..................................................... 1-13
1.5.6
DVBT USB TV box ........................................................ 1-13
1.5.7
Hybrid USB TV box ....................................................... 1-13
Chapter 2: Software information
2.1
2.2
Device driver installation............................................................. 2-2
2.1.1
Installing Microsoft® DirectX® ......................................... 2-2
2.1.2
Installing the driver .......................................................... 2-3
2.1.3
Uninstalling the drivers.................................................... 2-7
CyberLink® PowerCinema (optional) ....................................2-8
(for Windows® XP only)
2.2.1
Launching PowerCinema ................................................ 2-8
2.2.2
Optimizing your computer for multimedia ....................... 2-9
2.2.3
Navigating through the home page ............................... 2-12
2.2.4
Using the player control panel ...................................... 2-13
2.2.5
Using the remote control ............................................... 2-13
2.2.6
Settings ......................................................................... 2-14
2.2.7
Watching TV.................................................................. 2-16
2.2.8
Watching movies ........................................................... 2-21
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Contents
2.2.9
Watching videos ............................................................ 2-23
2.2.10
Enjoying music ............................................................. 2-24
2.2.11
Viewing pictures ............................................................ 2-27
3.2.12
Listening to FM radio .................................................... 2-30
2.2.13
Extras ............................................................................ 2-32
2.3
MakeDVD (for Windows® XP only) ...................................2-33
2.4
PowerProducer (for Windows® XP only) ..........................2-33
2.5
PowerDirector (for Windows® XP only) ............................2-34
2.6
ASUS Splendid ........................................................................... 2-34
2.7
ASUS VideoSecurity Online ...................................................... 2-35
2.8
ASUS EZVCR .............................................................................. 2-36
Appendix:
A.1
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Reference information
Remote controller (optional) ....................................................... A-2
A.1.1
39-key remote controller .................................................A-2
A.1.2
21-key remote controller .................................................A-4
A.2
International TV systems and standards (Analog TV) ..............A-6
A.3
International TV systems and standards (DVB-T).....................A-8
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturerʼs
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the userʼs authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power
cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If
possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add
a device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure
that all power cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If
you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact
your local power company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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•
The ASUS My Cinema U-3000 TV Box becomes hot after prolonged use.
Handle the TV Box with care to prevent discomfort from heat exposure.
The heat will not affect the operation of the TV box so you may continue
using it as desired.
•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read
all the manuals that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product
in any area where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box.
How this guide is organized
This user guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box.
•
Chapter 3: Software information
This chapter gives information on how to install device drivers and
applications for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box.
•
Appendix: Reference information
This chapter includes information on the remote controller, the key table, and
international TV systems and standards.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
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This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing the ASUS TV Tuner
Card/Box.
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Hardware information
Chapter 1
1.1
System requirements
Before installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box, make sure your computer system
meets the following requirements:
• Item
Slot
::
Processor
Memory
Graphics
card
Optical
drive
Hard disk
space
Audio
Operating
system
Software/
utilities
1.2
Description
For PCI TV tuner card : One available PCI slot
For PCI-E TV tuner card: One available PCI Express slot
For TV box: One available USB 2.0 port
For TV express card: One available Express Card port
For notebook: Intel® Pentium® M or above is recommended
For PC: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.6 GHz equivalent is recommended
At least 256 MB system memory (512 MB or more is recommended)
Graphics card with at least 32 MB video memory
CD-ROM for driver installation
At least 1 GB free hard disk space
Microsoft® DirectX-compatible audio device
Microsoft® Windows® XP (Home/Professional Edition)
Microsoft® DirectX 9.0 or higher
Microsoft® Windows® Media Player 9 or higher
Card/Box layout
Drawings are for reference only. The actual device layout may vary.
Quadri PCI-E TV card
FM radio/
DVBT TV port
RF/FM-IN
Analog TV port
CATV-IN
Audio-video port
IR receiver port
1-2
DVB-S2
R
DVB-S2 TV port
VIDEO-IN
IR
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Hybrid PCI TV cards
FM radio/
DVBT TV port
CATV-IN
R
Analog TV port
RF/FM-IN
Audio-video port
DVBT/Analog TV port
ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box
IR
VIDEO-IN
CATV-IN
R
IR receiver port
1-3
Analog PCI TV cards
FM-IN
Analog TV port
RF-IN
R
FM radio port
Audio-video port
Analog TV port
1-4
IR
VIDEO-IN
RF-IN
R
IR receiver port
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DVBT USB TV boxes
Internal antenna
Digital TV-in port
(for external/roof anterna)
USB port
LEDs
IR receiver
The internal antenna provides easy portability and more chances of digital TV
reception when the roof antenna or the external antenna is not available.
DVBT TV-in port
Refer to the LED information table on page 1-7.
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Hybrid USB TV box
DVBT/AnalogTV-in port
DVBT Express card
Digital TV-in port
LED
Hybrid Express card
Analog/Digital TV-in port
LED
Refer to the LED information table on page 1-7.
1-6
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LED information
For models with two (2) LEDs
Color
Description
LED 1
Good signal
LED 2
Poor signal
For models with one (1) LED
Color
Description
LED On
Good signal
LED Off
Poor signal
1.3
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install the ASUS TV Tuner
Card/Box.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Keep all components, such as the host adapter, in their antistatic bag
until you are ready to install them. Likewise, whenever you uninstall any
component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that came
with it.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power
supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power
supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard,
peripherals,
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1.4
1.4.1
Installation
•
You can install the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box only on a motherboard with a
PCI slot.
•
Illustrations in this section are provided only for reference. Your system
chassis and configuration may differ from what is shown.
Installing the ASUS TV Tuner Card
To install the ASUS TV Tuner Card:
1.
Unplug the power cord.
2.
Remove the system unit cover. Refer to the documentation that came with
your system for detailed instructions.
3.
Locate the PCI bus expansion slot.
Make sure this slot is unobstructed.
4.
Unlock the expansion card cover.
5.
Remove the metal cover opposite
the slot that you intend to use.
6.
5
Metal covers
Align the card connector with the
slot and press firmly until the card
is completely seated on the slot.
PCI card
7.
6
Replace the expansion card lock to
secure the card to the chassis.
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1.4.2
Installing the ASUS USB TV Box
To install the ASUS USB TV Box:
1.
Place the ASUS USB TV Box on a flat, stable surface close to your computer.
2.
Connect the USB cord A series plug to the USB 2.0 port on your computer.
PC
2
1.4.3
NB
2
Installing the ASUS TV Express Card
To install the ASUS TV Express Card:
1.
Place your notebook or desktop computer on a flat, stable surface.
2.
Locate the Express Card port.
3.
Connect the ASUS TV Express Card to the Express Card port on your
computer.
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1.5
Connecting cables and devices
There are various types of cable TV (CATV) and antenna connections. Consult
your dealer for the type of adaptor, splitter, A/B switch, or combiner that may be
required when connecting the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box to devices.
The ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box can receive up to 100 channels. If you do not have
a CATV system, you may use an indoor or outdoor antenna that carries only VHF
channels, or only UHF channels, or VHF and UHF channels to connect to the
ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box.
1.5.1
Quadri PCI-E TV card
Digital TV antenna
or
FM Radio
CATV
Antenna
RF/FM-IN
CATV-IN
DVB-S2
DVB-S2 TV antenna
Audio-in (L) port
Audio-in (R) port
VIDEO-IN
IR
Video-in
(Composite) port
Video-in
(S-VHS) port
IR receiver
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1.5.2
Hybrid TV card
Digital TV antenna
or
RF/FM-IN
FM Radio
CATV
CATV-IN
IR receiver
Antenna
IR
Audio-in (L) port
Audio-in (R) port
VIDEO-IN
Video-in
(Composite) port
Video-in
(S-VHS) port
You may connect the Hybrid TV card to all devices as shown in the illustration
above. For the Analog TV card, you cannot connect the digital TV antenna.
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1.5.3
USB TV box
Internal digital
antenna
Digital TV
box
USB A
series plug
1-12
External digital
antenna
USB B series plug
•
The ASUS My Cinema U3000 TV Box has an internal antenna. You may
use it, or you may also connect an external antenna/roof antenna to the
U3000 through an MCX-to-IEC adapter.
•
You cannot use the internal and external digital antennas at the same
time, so you need to specify which antenna you will use. See page 3-6 for
details.
•
The internal antenna provides easy portability and more chances of
digital TV reception when the roof antenna or the external antenna is not
available.
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1.5.4
DVBT Express Card
Digital TV antenna
1.5.5
Hybrid Express Card
Digital TV antenna
OR
CATV
Antenna
1.5.6
DVBT USB TV box
1.5.7
Digital TV antenna
Digital TV antenna
ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box
Hybrid USB TV box
OR
CATV
Antenna
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1-14
Chapter 1: Hardware information
This chapter gives information on
how to install device drivers and
applications for the ASUS TV Tuner
Card/Box.
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Software information
Chapter 2
2.1
Device driver installation
You need to install the device drivers to your computer so you can use the ASUS
TV Tuner Card/Box. Refer to this section when installing the device drivers.
2.1.1
•
Make sure that Windows® XP is installed on your system.
•
The screens shown in this section may not exactly match the contents
displayed on your screen. Contents of the support CD may change any
time without notice.
Installing Microsoft® DirectX®
Microsoft® Direct® X allows 3D hardware acceleration support in Windows® 98,
Windows® 2000, and Windows® XP.
2-2
•
Make sure you install Microsoft® DirectX® before installing the ASUS TV
Tuner Card driver.
•
For software MPEG support in Windows® 98, you must first install
Microsoft® Direct® X, then install a MPEG-compliant video player.
1.
Insert the installation CD in the
optical drive, or double-click the
CD drive in My Computer to display
the auto-run screen. You may also
run Setup32.exe in the directory
\AutoRun of the CD.
2.
Read the Microsoft® End User
License Agreement. Click I accept
the agreement, then Next.
3.
The DirectX(R) Setup box appears.
Click Next to begin installation.
4.
The installation program
automatically installs the DirectX®
9.0 runtime libraries into your
system.
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5.
This message appears when setup
is complete. Click OK to finish the
installation process.
2.1.2
Installing the driver
Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (Windows® XP)
for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box
1.
Start your computer.
2.
Windows® automatically detects
the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box and
displays the Found New Hardware
Wizard window. Click Cancel.
3.
Insert the support CD into the
optical drive. The Drivers & Utilities
setup screen appears.
Click the radio button for
Windows® XP.
Click Install Drivers.
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2-3
4.
A progress bar appears to indicate
the installation status.
5.
After all necessary files have been
installed in your system, click
Finish to complete the installation
process.
Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program
(Windows® Media Center Edition [MCE] 2005)
for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box
2-4
1.
Start your computer.
2.
Windows® automatically detects
the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box and
displays the Found New Hardware
Wizard window. Click Cancel.
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3.
Insert the support CD into the
optical drive. The Drivers & Utilities
setup screen appears.
Click the radio button for
Windows® XP.
Click Install Drivers.
4.
A progress bar appears to indicate
the installation status.
5.
After all necessary files have been
installed in your system, click
Finish to complete the installation
process.
6.
Install and activate ASUS DVD 6.
•
Make sure you have installed MCE Plug-ins and activated ASUS DVD 6
before using Windows® MCE; otherwise, you cannot use MCE.
•
You may find the ASUS DVD 6 installation CD serial number on the CD
label.
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2-5
7.
On the MCE Drivers and Utilities
setup screen, click Install MCE
plug-in.
The following step is only for the ASUS TV Box.
8.
Go to MCE > More Programs >
ASUS U3000 Setting. Select the
antenna you intend to use.
Click Apply.
2-6
•
The ASUS U3000 TV Box has an internal antenna. You may use it, or you
may also connect an external antenna/roof antenna to the U3000 through
an MCX-to-IEC adapter.
•
You cannot use the internal and external digital antennas at the same time,
so you need to specify which antenna you will use.
Chapter 2: Software information
2.1.3
Uninstalling the drivers
If you want to update the drivers, or if you no longer need them, refer to this
section to completely uninstall the drivers from your system to save disk space.
1.
Click Start > Control Panel.
2.
Double-click the Add or Remove
Programs icon.
3.
Click the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box
Drivers from the list.
4.
Click Change/Remove.
5.
A dialog box appears. Click OK
to completely remove all ASUS
TV Tuner Card/Box components;
otherwise, click Cancel.
6.
Close other applications before
restarting the computer.
Click Finish.
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2.2
CyberLink® PowerCinema
(optional)
(for Windows XP only)
®
Install the CyberLink® Power Cinema application only if you are using
Windows® XP operating system. There is no need to install CyberLink®
PowerCinema if you are using Windows® MCE.
The PowerCinema application comes with the ASUS Hybrid TV card support
CD. This application allows you to watch TV and DVDs, listen to FM radio or
music CDs, or browse pictures stored in your computer. Use the mouse or the
remote controller to navigate through the user interface. For details on the remote
controller, see the Appendix.
For more information on this application, browse and/or print the Cyberlink
PowerCinema 4.0 Userʼs Guide in the PowerCinema CD.
2.2.1
Launching PowerCinema
There are three ways to launch the PowerCinema application.
1.
From the Windows® Start menu
Click Start > All Programs > Cyberlink PowerCinema 4.0 > PowerCinema.
2.
From the PowerCinema icon
Double-click the CyberLink PowerCinema icon on the
desktop.
3.
From the remote controller
Press the Home ( ) key or any system button (except Power and Toggle)
to launch the application. Refer to the Appendix for details on the remote
controller.
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Chapter 2: Software information
2.2.2
Optimizing your computer for multimedia
During initial launch, a Setup Wizard prompts you to optimize your computer for
various multimedia functions.
To optimize your computer:
1.
From the Setup Wizard initial
window, click Next to continue.
2.
Select the screen ratio of your
display device, then click Next.
3.
Select the type of TV tuner
card, then click Next.
For the Digital Tuner Card/Box,
you can select either Analog
or Digital, depending on your
cable TV subscription.
For the Analog TV Tuner Card,
select Analog.
4.
Select the TV connection type,
then click Next.
If you have a cable TV
subscription, select Cable;
otherwise, select Antenna.
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5.
Select your location, then click
Next.
Setting the correct location
allows the application to select
the appropriate TV standard and
DVD region to your location.
6.
When prompted, click
Autoscan for TV Channels Now
(recommended); otherwise,
click Next to continue.
A new window appears when
you autoscan the channels.
7.
When prompted, click Search
for Radio Stations Now
(recommended); otherwise,
click Next to continue.
8.
The application then prompts
you to search for stored music
files in your computer.
Click Search for Music Now
(recommended); otherwise,
click Next to continue.
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9.
Select a two- or
three-dimensional display
effect, then click Next.
10. When prompted, key-in your
name and e-mail address, then
click B.
11.
Click Finish to close the Setup
Wizard and to display the
PowerCinema 4 main menu.
You can run the Setup Wizard anytime by clicking or selecting from the
PowerCinema home page.
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2.2.3
Navigating through the home page
The home page has six multimedia functions (TV, Movies, Videos, Music, Pictures,
Radio, Extras) and a configuration option (Settings) that you can select by pressing
the up/down arrow of the remote controller or by using the mouse. To launch a
function, press the OK button of the remote controller or click the mouse.
Scroll down to see more functions
Using the navigation controls
The navigation bar on the top of the window helps you navigate around
PowerCinema.
Navigation control buttons
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Home
Return to Home page
Back
Return to the previous page
Minimize
Minimize screen
Full screen
Maximize/restore to full screen
Close
Close application
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2.2.4
Using the player control panel
When using a mouse, each multimedia screen has a player control at the bottom
left corner of the display that allows control of the current function. The player
controls correspond to the remote controller buttons.
Control buttons may vary depending on the current multimedia function.
Standard player control buttons
Stop
Volume down
Play/Pause
Mute
Rewind
Volume up
Fast forward
Channel/station up
Previous
Channel/station down
Next
Snapshot image
Record
2.2.5
Using the remote control
The remote control that comes with the system allows you to control media
playback. Most of the buttons function like a those on a consumer DVD or CD
player.
The up, down, left, and right butons navigate through PowerCinema. Press OK
(
) to accept a selection and BACK ( ) to return to a previous page.
The DVD/VCD [Movies] ( ), Music ( ), Pictures ( ), and Videos ( )
buttons open the related media types. To return to the Home page, click the Home
( ) button. To scroll the content pages up/down, use the CH/PG Up and CH/PG
Down ( ) buttons.
Refer to the Appendix for more information on the remote controller.
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2.2.6
Settings
Select Settings on the Home page to open options for configuring PowerCInema.
General settings
Power Cinema Help. Open the Help system.
Display Settings. Configure your display device.
Audio Settings. Configuring your computerʼs audio.
Run Setup Wizard. Run the wizard that appears the first time you run
PowerCinema, allowing you to optimize your computer if you did not do so
after installation, or if you upgrade your computer. You can also register your
copy of PowerCinema using this wizard.
About Power Cinema. Open a page with version and copyright information,
as well as your personal registration information.
Restore Default Settings. Return all settings in PowerCinema to their
original values.
You can find other settings in the function-specific help sections.
Display settings
Screen Ratio. Indicate if you have a standard (4:3) or widescreen (16:9)
display.
Movie Display Type. Determine how movies and videos are converted to fit
the scereen when they do not match the screen ratio.
Letterbox. Keep the video display undistorted and fill the extra space with
black bars.
CPLV is a video stretching technology from CyberLink that produces minimal
distortion in the center of the picture.
Pan & Scan. Display the central portion of DVD titles in widescreen ratio.
Drag the display area to view different portions of the video.
Color Profile. Change the overall color scheme of video content during
playback.
Original. Use the color scheme of the disc you are watching.
Vivid, Bright, and Theater. Add enhanced color to the video display.
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CLEV is a video enhancement technology from CyberLink that dynamically
adjusts the brightness, contrast, and saturation if the movie you are watching
contains scenes that are too dark or bright.
Options other than Original require more system resources to run.
Load Default Settings. Return the settings on this page to their original
values.
Apply. Effect the changes you made.
Audio settings
Speaker Environment. Match the number of speakers you have.
SPDIF. Enable digital audio output.
Output Mode. Determine the special processing used on the audio signal.
Experiment with the available settings to decide which you prefer.
Audio Channel Expander. Expand the range of sound of four- or
six-speaker output.
CLMEI is an audio channel expansion technology from CyberLink that
converts stereo audio sound and outputs it to multiple channels. There are
three variations: CLMEI - Movie for watching movies, CLMEI - Music for
regular music output, and CLMEI - Onstage for a more live sound.
Dynamic Range Compression. Options for different listening environments.
Normal Environment. Create a standard virtual listening environment.
Quiet Environment. Emphasize even the slightest sound effect in a movie.
Noisy Environment. Amplify low range audio signals, which are especially
suitable for notebook computers.
Load Default Settings. Return the settings on this page to their original
values.
Apply. Effect the changes you made.
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2.2.7
Watching TV
The PowerCinema application allows you to watch TV on your computer. Select TV
on the Home page, then press OK from the remote controller, or click the mouse to
display the main TV page.
Make sure that you autoscan the channels before you watch TV on your
computer. Use the PowerCinema 4 Setup Wizard or click the Settings button
from the TV screen to scan for available channels and/or configure the TV
settings.
To watch TV in full screen, highlight the TV window using the remote controller or
mouse, then press the remote controller OK button or click the mouse. To change
channels, use the remote controller or the keyboard Page Up/Page Down keys or
the numeric keys.
TV buttons
Buttons
Click this button to
Live TV
Recorded TV
watch full screen live TV on your computer.
play, sort, and manage recorded TV programs.
Schedule
TV Preview
Program Guide
set the channel, program, and time for TV recording.
display a thumbnail of each available channel.
view the program guide from your Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
provider or EPG source (Internet).
search for programs by channel or category.
change or adjust the signal, channel, recording, and EPG settings.
Find Program
Settings
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TV player control buttons
When you watch TV, the following additional buttons appear on the player controls:
TV player control buttons
Channel up
switch up one channel
Channel down
switch down one channel
Snapshot
take a snapshot of the current frame
Teletext
display TeleText information
Record
record TV content as video file
Instant Replay
By default, the instant replay function is enabled in PowerCinema. To create an
instant replay, PowerCinema records the TV broadcast as a file, creating a slight
lag between the broadcast and the TV content that you watch. You can navigate
forward and backward to create an instant replay or to skip over commercials.
TV Recording Schedules
To set a recording schedule, select New Schedule. (Make sure that TV is
selected.) In the page that opens, select the Channel you want to record, the
Scheduling Interval, and the recording date and times. Select Apply to activate the
recording schedule, or Cancel to quit without accepting the schedule. Select an
existing recording schedule to open it for modification. Select Delete to remove a
recording schedule you have previously created.
TV Preview
TV Preview displays a wall of thumbnails, giving you a preview of all available
channels. The TV Preview scrolls automatically through all of the available
channels. Select a thumbnail to watch the corresponding channel.
Program Guide lists available programs by channel and time. Find Program
allows you to find a specific TV program. To change the order in which items are
displayed, use the Sort By... option.
TeleText
When you select the TeleText button, the TeleText page opens, displaying listings
with different kinds of information. To navigate within the TeleText function, use
the remote control buttons or the playback control buttons. The availability of this
function depends on whether your local TV service supports it or not.
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Select the TeleText button to scroll through the TeleText, transparent
(TeleText+TV), and Live TV pages. Press the Backspace button on the keyboard
or the BACK button on the remote to return to the main TV page.
When you use the TeleText function, the following special controls are added
to the pop-up control panel: Red (opens TeleText pages marked in red), Green
(opens TeleText pages marked in green), Blue (opens TeleText pages marked
in blue), Yellow (opens TeleText pages marked in yellow). You can also use the
corresponding buttons on the remote to perform the same functions.
Previous Page (jumps back one page), Next Page (jumps forward one page),
Previous SubPage (jumps back one subpage), Next SubPage (jumps forward one
subpage), and Snapshot (captures the TeleText screen in BMP format).
TV Settings
Signal Settings
Signal Type. Set your TV signal as Digital (for digital TV tuner card/box only)
or Analog, depending on your cable TV subscription.
TV Source. Select if your TV receives signals from an antenna or a cable.
Region. Select the country or region where your cable provider is located.
Audio. Set your audio output. Options depend on your TVʼs signal type, but
may include Mono, Stereo, or the enhanced signals Dual A, Dual B, or Dual
AB that augment the main audio, provide an audio translation, or offer other
information.
Enable Time-Shifting. Set to Yes to watch instant replays.
Channel Settings
Scan Channels. Scan and list the available TV channels.
Deselect. Disable a channel in the list. Disabled channels are not available
for watching when you return to the TV page.
Rename. Rename a channel in the list.
Recording Settings
Recording Quality. Set the quality of video recorded from TV. Selecting a
higher quality results in a larger recorded file.
Recording Destination. Set the destination where files recorded from TV
are saved.
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Guide Settings
EPG Source. Indicate if you want to use NextView or the Internet as your
source of EPG (electronic program guide) information. Select your EPG
provider from the EPG Provider list. If no list of EPG providers exists, select
Scan Providers. Your computer will scan and list all available providers.
Changing the TV signal
If you have a digital cable TV subscription (for digital TV tuner card/box only), you
must change the TV signal setting using the TV Settings window.
To change the signal setting:
1.
From the TV screen, select
Settings, then press OK.
2.
Select Signal Settings from the
TV settings window, then press
OK.
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3.
Select Signal Type from the
signal settings window, then
press OK.
You can also change these settings using the Settings screen
4.
Select Digital from the menu,
then press OK.
5.
Choose the Capture Source from
the menu, then press OK.
6.
Highlight the Apply button, then
press OK.
The Capture Source option is only for the ASUS MyCinema U3000 digital TV
tuner box. This item is set to Internal Antenna by default.
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2.2.8
Watching movies
PowerCinema allows you to watch DVD or VCD movies on your computer.
To watch a movie:
1.
Insert the DVD or VCD movie to
the optical drive. When playing
DVDs, make sure that the optical
drive supports the DVD standard.
2.
Select Movies from the main
menu, then press OK from the
remote controller, or click the
mouse to start watching the
movie.
3.
Use the remote controller or the
player control buttons to stop,
play, pause, forward, or rewind the movie.
To capture a still image of the current video frame, click
If the disc you inserted does
not match the region code
of the disc player, a screen
appears with this message.
You may change the region
code only up to four (4) times.
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DVD/VCD player control buttons
When you watch DVD/VCD, the following additional buttons appear on the player
controls:
DVD/VCD player control buttons
Main menu
display the discʼs menu page
Subtitles
switch among subtitle languages
Language
switch among available overdub languages
Snapshot
take a snapshot of the current video frame
Angle
switch among available camera angles
Movie Settings
Subtitles. Select the default subtitle language, when available.
Title Default. Use the original language of the disc you are watching.
Closed Captions. Determine the location of the closed captioning function.
When this option is set to Normal, closed captions appear across the bottom
of the screen. When set to Elevated, closed captions appear across the top
of the screen.
Audio. Select the default language for the movieʼs audio track.
Display Upon Mute. Determines the optional display when the volume is
muted. If you enable this option, you can choose to display subtitles or closed
captions.
Load Default Settings. Return the settings on this page to their original
values.
Apply. Effect the changes you made.
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2.2.9
Watching videos
PowerCinema allows you to watch video files on your computer. The following video
file formats are supported: .dat, .mppg, .mpe, .mpv, .avi, .asx, .mpeg, .div, .divx,
.wm, .wmv, .m1v,. m1s, .m2v,. vro, .vob, .dvr-ms, .MPEG-1, and .MPEG-2.
You may need to install a special driver to view .divx and .dvr-ms files.
To watch a video:
1.
Select Videos from the main
menu.
2.
Choose the video file you would
like to play.
3.
Use the remote controller or the
player control buttons to stop,
play, pause, forward, or rewind
the video.
To capture a still image of the
current video frame, click
Video buttons
Buttons
Click this button to
Sort by...
My Videos
change the order by which folders or files are displayed.
view videos in the My Videos folder in your computer.
Recent Videos
play videos you recently played (playback resumes at the point you
stopped watching).
locate and view videos stored in other folders.
More Folders
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Browsing for Videos
To change the order in which items are displayed, use the Sort By... option. To
view videos in the My Videos folder on your computer, select My Videos. To
display videos that you have recently viewed, select Recent Videos. Playback
resumes from the point you stopped watching.
To view videos that are located in other folders, select More Folders. Browse
through the drives and folders to locate the videos you want to watch. Select
Network Videos to access video files on a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media
server.
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Enjoying music
PowerCinema lets you browse, organize, and play your music collection. You can
also rip audio CDs with PowerCinemaʼs easy-to-use interface. The following audio
formats are supported: .asf, .mp3, .wav, and .wma. You can use playlists in .asx,
.m3u, and .wmp formats to listen to your favorite songs in your preferred order.
To enjoy your music collection:
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1.
Select Music from the main
menu.
2.
Choose the folder where the
music file you would like to play is
located.
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3.
Choose the track or file you would
like to play.
4.
Use the remote controller or the
player control buttons to stop,
play, pause, forward, or rewind
the music.
Music buttons
Buttons
Click this button to
Play
Shuffle
listen to your selected song/s.
play songs in random order.
Repeat All
Visualize
Rip CD
repeat playing all the songs in the list.
watch computer-generated visuals while you listen to music.
rip audio CD tracks to your hard disk drive in .wma format.
Listening to Music
Select a song in a list (or a track on a CD) to listen to that individual song.
Play. Listen to a list of songs from the top.
Shuffle. Play songs in random order.
Repeat All. Repeat a list of songs after the entire list has played.
Recent Music. Display the most recent music that you have listened to.
Album, Artist, Playlist, or Genre. Sort music.
All Songs. List all available music by song title.
Browsing for Music
More Folders. Listen to music located in other folders. Browse through the
drives and folders to locate the music you want to listen to.
Network Music. Access music files on a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
media server.
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Watching Visualizations
Visualize allows you to watch computer-generated visualizations while you listen
to music. To exit the visualization, click anywhere on the screen, press BACK on
the remote, or Esc/Backspace on the keyboard.
Using Playlists
Playlists are simply lists of songs. Using a playlist, you can sequence songs from
different sources. PowerCinema allows you to use the playlists you create in
Windows® Media Player.
To create a new playlist in WMP 9:
1.
Open Windows Media Player and select File > New Playlist... The New
Playlist window appears.
2.
Click a song to add from your Media Library. Repeat this for each song you
wish to add.
3.
In the Playlist window, enter a name for your playlist.
4.
Click OK to save the playlist.
Ripping Audio CDs
To rip an Audio CD to your hard drive:
1.
Display the CD tracks in the
content area.
2.
Select Rip CD.
3.
In the window that opens, select
tracks for ripping.
Use Select All or
Deselect All to manage
all tracks simultaneously.
(Checked tracks are ripped,
unchecked tracks are not ripped.)
4.
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Select Start Ripping. Tracks are copied into a new folder under the My
Music folder and organized in PowerCinema.
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Music Settings
Default Visualizations. Select the computer-generated visualizations while
you listen to music.
Default Ripping Quality. Determine the file quality of songs you rip from an
Audio CD.
Search for Music. Scan your computer for music files that can be played in
PowerCinema.
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Viewing pictures
PowerCinema lets you view and edit digital pictures in the following formats: .BMP,
.JPEG, and .PNG). You may view them individually or as a slide show.
Browsing for Pictures
Sort By... Change the order in which items are displayed.
My Pictures. View pictures in the My Pictures folder on your computer.
Recent Pictures. Display pictures that you have viewed recently.
More Folders. View pictures that are located in other folders. Browse
through the drives and folders to locate the pictures you want to view.
Network Pictures. Access picture files on a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
media server.
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Picture Settings
Slide Duration. Determine how long each slide in a slide show is displayed
before automatically advancing.
Slide Show Transition. Set the transition style used between slides in a
slide show.
Load Default Settings. Return the settings on this page to their original
values.
Apply. Effect the changes you made.
Picture buttons
Buttons
Click this button to
Play SlideShow
Sort By...
view pictures in a slide show.
change the order by which folders or files are displayed.
My Pictures
Recent Pictures
More folders
Edit
Settings
view pictures in the My Pictures folder in your computer.
view pictures you recently viewed.
locate and view pictures stored in other folders.
edit selected photos
change picture settings.
Pictures player control buttons
When you view photos, the following additional buttons appear on the player
controls:
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Zoom in
magnify to preset levels the area you click on
Zoom out
reduce to preset levels the area you click on
Pan left
navigate the view area to the left
Pan right
navigate the view area to the right
Pan up
navigate the view area upward
Pan down
navigate the view area downward
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Viewing pictures individually
1.
Select Pictures from the main
menu.
2.
Double-click the folder where the
photos are located.
3.
Use the remote controller or the
player control buttons to zoom in,
zoom out, pan left, pan right, pan
up, and pan down. On the remote
controller, use the CH/PG Up
and CH/PG Down buttons to zoom, and the left/right arrows to pan.
Viewing pictures in a slide show
1.
Select Pictures from the main menu.
2.
Double-click the folder where the photos are located.
3.
Select Play Slide Show. The slide show plays at full-screen.
4.
Use the remote controller or the player control buttons to control or quit the
slide show.
Editing pictures
1.
Select Pictures from the main menu.
2.
Select Edit.
3.
Double-click the folder where the
photo you want to edit is located.
4.
Choose the photo you want to
edit.
5.
From the buttons on the left, click
the button corresponding to the
action you want to perform.
6.
Click Save to effect the
modifications permanently;
otherwise, click Undo.
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Editing options
Rotate. Rotate the picture 90º to the right.
Auto Fix. Automatically balance the pictureʼs color and brightness.
Remove Red-Eye. Remove the red-eye created in flash photography.
Undo. Undo a modification you have performed on a picture.
Previous/Next. Edit the previous/next picture.
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Listening to FM radio
PowerCinema lets you listen to the radio, add and organize favorite stations, and
schedule automatic recordings on your computer.
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1.
Select Radio from the main menu.
2.
Select Scan Stations to scan available radio stations.
3.
Select Create Station to add a new radio station to the list of available
stations.
4.
Enter the stationʼs frequency, then press <Enter> on the keyboard or
the remote controller.
5.
Enter the stationʼs name, then press <Enter> on the keyboard or
remote controller.
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on the
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Radio buttons
Buttons
Click this button to
All stations
Favorites
display all available radio stations.
display the radio stations you added to this list.
Recorded radio
Play
Shuffle
listen to audio files recorded from the radio.
listen to recorded files.
play recorded files in random order.
Managing Radio Stations
Manage Stations allows you to organize radio stations. A star indicates those
stations that have been added to the Favorites list. Selecting a station in the list
displays the following options: Add to Favorites (adds the station to your list of
Favorites), Delete (removes the station from PowerCinema), and Edit (allows you
to change the frequency and name).
Adding a New Station
1.
Select Create Station. The new station appears in the list of available radio
stations.
2.
Enter the stationʼs frequency, then press <Enter> on the keyboard or remote.
3.
Enter the stationʼs name, then press <Enter> on the keyboard or remote.
If no station list exists, select Scan Stations. Your computer will scan and list all
available radio stations.
Setting a recording schedule
1.
Select Radio from the main menu.
2.
Select Schedule, then New Schedule.
3.
Select the channel/station you want to record, the scheduling interval, and
the recording date and times.
4.
Click Apply to activate the recording schedule; otherwise, click Cancel to quit.
5.
To remove a previously created recording schedule, select Delete.
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Radio Settings
Tuning Scale. Set the increment used for tuning radio stations.
Seeking Scale. Set the increment used for seeking radio stations.
Recording Format. Sets the file format of audio recorded from the radio.
Recording Destination. Set the folder where audio files recorded from the
radio are saved.
Load Default Settings. Return the settings on this page to their original
values.
Apply. Effect the changes you made.
2.2.13
Extras
The Extras function displays extra features for enhancing the functionality of
PowerCinema. You must be connected to the Internet to explore many of these
extra features. Select Extras on the Home page to open the Extras function.
Content on the Extras page includes product upgrades and patches to improve
PowerCinemaʼs functionality. Select an upgrade or a patch to begin the download
process. Select a program in the content area to launch it.
Since the content in the Extras function is constantly changing, be sure to visit
often for regular updates, or just to check out the various links. When the Extras
page contains updated information, an icon (
Home page.
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2.3
MakeDVD
(for Windows® XP only)
Create and share DVD/VCD videos
CyberLink PowerCinema makes creating and sharing videos fast and and easy.
With the MakeDVD utility, you can add video content, design a disc menue, and
burn your disc easily.
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PowerProducer
(for Windows® XP only)
Author videos
CyberLink PowerProducer allows you to edit video, capture new media, and polish
your movie before burning it to a disc. PowerProducer has simple but powerful
production and video editing functions that make it easy for you to produce your
movie.
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2.5
PowerDirector
(for Windows® XP only)
Edit and burn videos in DVD or VCD
CyberLink PowerDirector is a digital video editing program that helps you create
professional-looking video movies, complete with music, voice-over, special
effects, and transition effects.
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ASUS Splendid Technology
ASUS Splendid Analog TV Video Enhancement
Technology takes computer graphics capabilities
to the next level by automatically enhancing image
quality, depth, color intensity, and image details for
the best visual results. With ASUS Splendid meeting
high visual demands, watching movies and TV on
your computer can indeed be a splendid experience.
ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology makes colors come alive and
brings out optimum brightness and contrast levels even in dark scenes. You may
choose from four viewing profiles for different video viewing conditions. Select the
profile that best that suits your viewing environment: Enriched (Standard), Vivid
Color (Color-enhanced), Theater (Cinematic effects), and Crystal Clear (Enhanced
contrast.)
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2.7
ASUS VideoSecurity Online
VideoSecurity Online is a powerful monitoring and motion-detecting software.
With video capture devices such as CCD, V8, digital Hi-8 and others, you can use
VideoSecurity Online to:
•
find intruders
•
monitor your environment
•
detect changes in a specified location
•
know in advance who your visitors are
Upon detection of any variation, whether it is an error or not, VideoSecurity Online
will do the following:
•
save the date/time information on when the condition started, and
when to release tracing to a database file. (watchdog.mdb)
•
capture the condition detected and save it into a bitmap file with
reference to an image that represents the normal situation before
VideoSecurity Online started detecting the variation. You may view
any image processing software to view, modify, or distribute the image.
This database file is saved in the Programs folder.
VideoSecurity Online also lets the user choose from four options on how to handle
the variation or unusual condition detected.
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2.8
ASUS EZVCR
ASUS EZVCR is a program that allows you to watch and record live TV on your PC
or notebook. ASUS EZVCR also lets you listen to and radio programs on systems
that support this function.
The image below shows the main ASUS EZVCR user interface window.
Channel
preview
Scan channels
FM radio
Settings
Image setting
Audio setting
Snap shot
Video clips
Channel
up/down
Recall
Play Pause Stop
Record
Volume
up/down
System requirements
Software
• Microsoft® Windows® XP with SP2 and Microsoft® DirectX 9 or above.
• ASUS DVD 6.0
Hardware
• ASUS TV Tuner device
• Sound card
• Processor: Intel® Pentium 4 2GHz or above, AMD K7-2000+ or above,
Intel® Centrino 1G or above
• Memory: At least 256 MB
• VGA card: At least 64 MB RAM
• Hard disk space: At least 500 MB free hard disk space
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Chapter 2: Software information
This chapter includes information on
the optoinal remote controller, the key
table, and international TV systems
and standards.
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Reference information
Appendix
A.1
Remote controller
(optional)
The optional remote controller is designed for the CyberLink® PowerCinema
software application only. Use the remote controller for an enjoyable TV-watching
experience through the CyberLink® PowerCinema windows.
Remote controller specifications
A.1.1
Operating range
5 meters (max)
Power source
3 V (2 x “AAA” batteries)
Receiver
Infrared receiver (supplied)
39-key remote controller
Layout
Record
Previous
Rewind
Close
Stop
Next
Forward
Play/Pause
Navigation buttons
Volume control buttons
Enter/OK
Channel buttons
Back
Numeric keys
Full screen
Recall
Back to main menu
Mode buttons
Mute
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Key table
Button
TV
FM
DVD
–
Radio mode
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Back to main
menu
PHOTO
MUSIC
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Photo mode
–
–
–
–
Music mode
Back to main
menu
–
Back to main
menu
DVD menu
Back to main
menu
–
Back to main
menu
–
Back to main
menu
–
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Mute
Full screen
Full screen
Full screen
Full screen
Full screen
Full screen
TV mode
–
Back to
previous
channel
Back to
previous
page
Channel
up/down
~
Mode
VIDEO
–
–
–
DVD mode
–
–
Video mode
–
–
–
–
–
Back to
previous
page
Search
forward/
backward
Back to
previous
page
Next/
previous
chapter
Back to
previous
page
–
Back to
previous
page
–
Back to
previous
page
–
Volume
up/down
Volume
up/down
Volume
up/down
Volume
up/down
Volume
up/down
Volume
up/down
0 ~9
0 ~9
0 ~9
Enter
Enter
Enter
Enter
Enter
Enter
Up
Up
Up
Up
Up
Up
Down
Down
Down
Down
Down
Down
Left
Left
Left
Left
Left
Left
Right
Right
Right
Right
Right
Right
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
Record
–
–
–
(Continued on the next page)
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Button
A.1.2
TV
FM
DVD
Close app
Close app
Close app
Stop
Stop
Previous
chapter
Next chapter
Mode
VIDEO
PHOTO
MUSIC
Close app
Close app
Close app
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Previous
chapter
Next chapter
Previous
chapter
Next chapter
Previous
chapter
Next chapter
Previous
chapter
Next chapter
Previous
chapter
Next chapter
Rewind
Rewind
Rewind
Rewind
Rewind
Rewind
Forward
Forward
Forward
Forward
Forward
Forward
Play/pause
Play/pause
Play/pause
Play/pause
Play/pause
Play/pause
21-key remote controller
Layout
Stop
TV
Close
Rewind
Right
Up
Home
Back
Left
Right
Volume up/down
Mute
Down
Channel up/down
Recall
Record
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Appendix: Reference information
Key table
Button
TV
FM
TV mode
DVD
–
–
Mode
VIDEO
–
PHOTO
–
MUSIC
–
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Stop
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Rewind
Rewind
Rewind
Rewind
Rewind
Rewind
Play/Pause
Play/Pause
Play/Pause
Play/Pause
Play/Pause
Play/Pause
Forward
Forward
Forward
Forward
Forward
Forward
Back to main
menu
Back to
previous
Channel
up/down
Back to main
menu
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A.2
International TV systems
and standards (Analog TV)
•
TV systems and standards may change anytime without notice. This list is
provided for reference only.
•
Make sure that your TV card conforms with the system or standard used in
your country or location.
AREA
TV
Albania
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azores Is. (Portugal)
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Canary Is.
China
Colombia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Faroe Islands (DK)
Finland
France
Gambia
Germany
Germany (prev East)
Gibraltar
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
B/G
NPAL-N
B/G
B/G
BPAL
MNTSC
BPAL
NNTSC
B/G
MNTSC
MPAL-M
DSECAM
MNTSC
BPAL
DPAL
NNTSC
BPAL
D/K
BPAL
BSECAM
BPAL
B/G
E/L
I
B/G
B/G
BPAL
B/H
I
B/G
& D/K
BPAL
BPAL
BPAL
HSECAM
I
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
COLOR
STEREO
SUBTITLE
PAL
PAL
FM-FM
FM-FM
Teletext
Teletext
PAL
Nicam
Teletext
PAL
MTS
MTS
CC
SECAM/PAL
Nicam
TeleText
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
SECAM/PAL
Nicam
TeleText
Antiope
FM-FM
TeleText
SECAM
PAL
PAL
(was SECAM)
Nicam
Nicam
(Budapestonly)
PAL
Nicam
TeleText
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Appendix: Reference information
AREA
TV
COLOR
STEREO
SUBTITLE
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Korea
Luxembourg
Madeira
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
CC
Monaco
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Korea
Norway
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Philipines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Thailand
Trinidad
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United States
United Kingdom
Vietnam
Yugoslavia
Zambia
Zimbabwe
B/G
B/G
M
M
B
B
M
B/G
B
B
B
B/G
B
M
PAL
PAL
Nicam
FM/FM
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
PAL
NTSC
TeleText
TeleText
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L/G
B
B/G
B/G
D, D/K
B/G
B
N
M
M
D/K
B/G
G
D/K
B
I
B
I
N
B/G
B/G
B/G
B/G
KI
M
B
M
B
B
D/K
B/G
M
I
M/D
B/G
B/G
B/G
PAL
PAL
SECAM/PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM/PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC/SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
Matrix
TeleText
SECAM
NTSC
MTS
SECAM
FM-FM
Nicam
TeleText
TeleText
Nicam
PAL
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
Nicam
PAL
Teletext
Teletext
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
Nicam
Nicam
FM-FM
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
Teletext
TeleText
TeleText
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A-8
International TV systems
and standards (DVB-T)
TYPE
DVB-T+PAL
LOCATION
Australia
BW
7 MHz
BAND
V/UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Austria
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Belgium
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
China
DVB-T+PAL
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Denmark
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Estonia
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Faroe Island
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Finland
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
France
–
–
DVB-T+PAL
Germany
7/8 MHz
V/UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Hungary
DVB-T+PAL
Italy
DVB-T+PAL
India
DVB-T+PAL
Ireland
DVB-T+PAL
Latvia8 MHz
DVB-T+PAL
Lithuania
–
DVB-T+PAL
Luxembourg
–
–
DVB-T+PAL
Netherland
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Norway
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Poland
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Portugal
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Singapore
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Slovakia
–
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DVB-T+PAL
Slovenia
7/8 MHz
V/UHF
DVB-T+PAL
S-Africa
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Spain
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Sweden
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
Switzerland
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+PAL
UK
8 MHz
UHF
DVB-T+NTSC
Taiwan
6 MHz
UHF
8 MHz
UHF
7/8 MHz
V/UHF
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UHF
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