Cirago TV Platinum CMC3000 Specifications

CMC3000 Network Multimedia Center
Users Manual
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1. GETTING STARTED ................................................................................................................... 3
WELCOME ....................................................................................................................................................... 3
PACKAGE CONTENTS .......................................................................................................................................... 3
SPECIFICATIONS SUMMARY ................................................................................................................................. 4
CHAPTER 2. THE CIRAGOTV PLATINUM ...................................................................................................... 5
THE CIRAGOTV PLATINUM NETWORK MULTIMEDIA CENTER ..................................................................................... 5
REMOTE CONTROL ............................................................................................................................................ 6
CHAPTER 2. GETTING CONNECTED ............................................................................................................. 9
CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER ............................................................................................................................ 9
CONNECTING A USB DEVICE ............................................................................................................................. 10
CONNECTING A MEMORY CARD......................................................................................................................... 10
CONNECTING TO A TV VIA HDMI CABLE ............................................................................................................. 11
CONNECTING TO A TV VIA COMPOSITE (RED, WHITE, YELLOW CABLE) ...................................................................... 11
CONNECTING AN AV IN SOURCE TO THE CMC3000 .............................................................................................. 12
CONNECTING TO A DIGITAL AMPLIFIER ................................................................................................................ 12
CONNECTING TO A LOCAL AREA NETWORK ............................................................................................................ 13
CONNECTING TO A WIRELESS NETWORK ............................................................................................................... 13
CHAPTER 3. USING THE CIRAGOTV PLATINUM ......................................................................................... 14
POWER ON / OFF ........................................................................................................................................... 14
HOME MENU................................................................................................................................................. 14
VIDEO IN MENU ........................................................................................................................................ 14
TIMER RECORD MENU ................................................................................................................................ 15
BROWSER MENU ....................................................................................................................................... 17
MEDIA LIBRARY ......................................................................................................................................... 25
FILE COPY MENU ....................................................................................................................................... 27
INTERNET RADIO ........................................................................................................................................ 28
P2P SHARE MENU ..................................................................................................................................... 29
SETUP MENU ............................................................................................................................................ 32
CHAPTER 4. FIRMWARE UPGRADES ......................................................................................................... 40
CHAPTER 5. APPENDICES .......................................................................................................................... 41
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ........................................................................................................................ 41
FORMATTING THE HARD DRIVE .......................................................................................................................... 44
NAS FUNCTION.............................................................................................................................................. 45
COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS......................................................................................................................... 45
CHAPTER 6. ADDITIONAL FEATURES ......................................................................................................... 46
CHAPTER 7. WARRANTY, PRODUCT REGISTRATION & SUPPORT ............................................................... 46
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Chapter 1. Getting Started
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the CiragoTV Platinum Network Multimedia Center. We hope
you will enjoy using this great home entertainment device. The Platinum has a number of
convenient features including 1080p video playback, a built-in NAS, P2P file sharing,
Internet radio, recording and time shifting capabilities, a built-in hard drive for storage, and
more!
Package Contents
Media Player
AV cable (Composite)
USB cable
Remote Control
Remote Control Batteries
AC/DC adapter
AC/DC adapter Power Cord
Quick Installation Guide
User Manual (printed)
HDMI cable
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The actual contents in the package might be different from the packing list in this manual.
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Specifications Summary
I/O INTERFACES SUPPORTED:
 3.5‟‟ SATA HDD (built-in)
 USB 2.0 HOST port x 2 (compatible to USB 1.1)
 Memory Card slot (supports SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
 USB 2.0 DEVICE port (connecting to PC)
 Composite (CVBS) A/V IN jack
 Composite (CVBS) A/V OUT jack
 HDMI V1.3 interface
 S/PDIF coaxial & optical jack
 DC-IN 12V
FILE SYSTEMS SUPPORTED:
 FAT/FAT32/NTFS/EXT3
CONTENT FORMATS SUPPORTED:
 Video: MPEG1/2/4, RM/RMVB, VC-1, H.264
 Video File Extension: .mp4, .mov, .xvid, .avi, .divx,
asf, .wmv, .mkv,.rm, .rmvb, .flv, .ts, .m2ts, .dat, .mpg, .vob
 Audio: MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA, FLAC
 Image: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
 Subtitle: SRT, SMI, SSA, ASS, IDX/SUB, SUB
NETWORK FEATURE
 10/100Mbps Auto-Negotiation Ethernet
 802.11b/g/n WLAN, up to 300Mbps (supported by optional WLAN USB Adapter)
VIDEO RECORDING
 AV IN recording format: MPG(MPEG2,MP2)
Note: The specifications and design of this product are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 2. The CiragoTV Platinum
The CiragoTV Platinum Network Multimedia Center
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Remote Control
All procedures in this manual can be carried out using the remote control buttons.
See the following for details on each button and
1. POWER ON / OFF
2. MUTE
its
3. TV SYSTEM
4. BROWSER
function:
5. NUMERIC BUTTONS
6. REPEAT
7. FAST REWIND
8. VOLUME -
9. FAST FORWARD
10. PLAY / PAUSE
11. HOME
12. NAVIGATION
13. MENU
14. TIMESHIFT
15. SLOW PLAY
16. ZOOM
17. AUDIO
18. SELECT
19. CONFIRM
20. NO FUNCTION
21. NO FUNCTION
22. SUBTITLE
23. ANGLE
24. A-B
25. GO TO
26. SETUP
27. RETURN
28. STOP
29. NEXT
30. VOLUME +
31. PREVIOUS
32. INFO
33. COPY
34. MUSIC
35. REC
No.
Button
Function
1
POWER ON / OFF Press to turn on / off
2
MUTE
Press to mute audio output, and press again to resume
3
TV SYSTEM
Press to switch between NTSC, PAL, 480p, 576p, 720p,
1080i, and 1080p
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BROWSER
Press to enter the Browser menu
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NUMERIC
Press to enter numeric input when changing settings
BUTTONS
6
REPEAT
Press to set repeat mode: One, All, Shuffle
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FAST REWIND
Press to fast rewind the current playback. Press
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repeatedly to select speeds
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VOLUME -
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FAST FORWARD Press to fast forward the current playback. Press
Press to decrease the volume
repeatedly to select speeds
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PLAY/PAUSE
Press to begin/pause the playback
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HOME
Press to enter the home screen
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NAVIGATIONAL Press the arrow buttons to select menu options, and the
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BUTTONS
ENTER button to confirm
MENU
Press to activate tools menus:
--Press to rename and delete files in the browser menu
--Press to add shortcuts for network access in
My_Shortcuts in NET of the browser menu
-- Press to select a file to copy or move in “File Copy”
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TIME SHIFT
Press to activate the time shift function. Time shift function
allows you to pause live TV and resume the program from
the point at which you left it. While paused, the program is
recorded to the internal HDD as long as space is available.
Time shift mode remains active until you press the stop
button
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SLOW
Press to play back in slow motion. Press the PLAY button
to resume regular playback
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ZOOM
Press to zoom in on the image (photo or video)
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AUDIO
Press to select an audio track
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SELECT
Press to select a file to add to the playlist
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CONFIRM
Press to confirm a file to be added to the playlist
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NO FUNCTION
No function assigned
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NO FUNCTION
No function assigned
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SUBTITLE
Press to set subtitle options
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ANGLE
Press to change the view angle during DVD (with
multi-angle) playback
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A-B
Press to set the beginning and end point of a section in a
video to repeat
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GOTO
Press to jump to a specific point on a title. Specify the
point using Title, Chapter and Time
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SETUP
Press to enter the setup menu
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RETURN
Press to return to the previous screen while navigating
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menus
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STOP
Press to stop playback
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NEXT
Press to view the next file / page down
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VOLUME +
Press to increase the volume
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PREV
Press to view the previous file / page up
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INFO
Press to hide or display the information bar during
playback
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COPY
Press to enter the file copy menu
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MUSIC
Press to start playing music in the music playlist
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RECORD
Press to begin recording
Press repeatedly to set one touch recording (OTR) length
(30 MIN. / 60 MIN. / 90 MIN. / 120 MIN. / 180 MIN. / 240
MIN. / Off)
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Chapter 2. Getting Connected
Connecting to a Computer
1. Make sure the player is powered on;
2. Plug in the square-shaped connector of the USB cable to this player‟s USB DEVICE
port;
3. Plug in the rectangular connector of the USB cable to computer.
Media files can be transferred between the computer and the CiragoTV Platinum
HD when it is connected to your computer.
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Connecting a USB Device
1. Make sure the player is powered on;
2. Plug in a USB mass storage device such as a flash drive, or an external hard drive to
the USB HOST port of this player. A wireless USB adapter can also be connected to the
USB host port.
Contents of any USB mass storage device connected to the CiragoTV Platinum can be
viewed directly on your TV.
Connecting a Memory Card
SD, MMC, MS or MS Pro memory cards can be used when inserted into the CiragoTV
Platinum‟s memory card slot.
1. Insert the memory card as shown below.
Photos, music, and videos stored on the memory card can be viewed directly on the TV
that the CiragoTV Platinum HD is connected to.
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Connecting to a TV via HDMI cable
1. Plug one connector of the HDMI cable to the player‟s HDMI jack;
2. Plug the other connector of the HDMI cable to the TV‟s HDMI jack.
3. Set the input of your TV to HDMI. Your TV may have more than one HDMI jack, so set
the TV input to the corresponding HDMI input that is connected to the CiragoTV
Platinum. This can be done using the “Input” button on the TV‟s remote
control.
Connecting the CiragoTV Platinum to your TV using the HDMI cable will provide the best
video quality.
Connecting to a TV via Composite (Red, White, Yellow Cable)
1. Plug in the 3 color connector to the player‟s A/V OUT jack;
2. Plug in the 3 color connector to the TV‟s A/V IN or Video in jack.
3. Set the input of your TV to “Video”. This function may also be called “Composite”. Your
TV may have more than one Video input jack, so set the TV input to the corresponding
video input that is connected to the Platinum. This can be done using the “Input” button
on the TV‟s remote control.
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Connecting an AV In source to the CMC3000
1. Plug in the composite cables to the CiragoTV Platinum‟s A/V IN jack;
2. Plug in the composite cables to the A/V OUT jack of a cable box, set-top box, VHS
player or DVD Player.
3. Press the “Home” button on the Platinum‟s remote control and select “AV In” to view the
video playing from the AV In source.
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Connecting the cable or set-top box to the CiragoTV Platinum will enable the recording
and time shifting of live TV shows.
Connecting to a Digital Amplifier
1. Plug in the RCA connector on your coaxial cable to the CiragoTV Platinum‟s S/PDIF
Coaxial jack. Or if you use optical fiber, please plug in the Toslink connector on your optical
fiber to the player‟s S/PDIF Optical jack;
2. Plug in the other connector on your coaxial cable or optical fiber to the digital audio
device (digital amplifier or decoder).
This setup will enable powerful Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG sound. (Please refer to
Audio Settings in the Setup Menu in Chapter 3 for more details)
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Connecting to a local area network
Use an RJ-45 Ethernet cable to connect the CiragoTV Platinum‟s to your router.
1. Connect one end of the cable to the player‟s RJ45 LAN socket;
2. Connect the end of the cable to a RJ45 LAN port on your router, switch, or hub.
Connecting to a wireless network
1. Make sure the CiragoTV Platinum is powered on;
2. Plug the Wireless USB Adapter to the USB HOST port of the CiragoTV Platinum.
Note: The Wireless USB Adapter is an optional accessory sold separately. The Cirago
model number for the recommended Wireless Adapter is CWA0300N. (Please refer to
Network Settings in the Setup Menu in Chapter 3 for more details about wireless setup)
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Chapter 3. Using the CiragoTV Platinum
Power On / Off
After connecting the DC IN jack, press the power button located on the front panel of the
CiragoTV Platinum, or press the power button on the remote control, and the CiragoTV
Platinum‟s will enter the home menu screen, and the power indicator will turn blue.
To turn off the Platinum, press the power button on the remote control or the power button
on the front panel, and the power indicator will turn red. Then unplug the power cord to cut
off the power supply.
Home Menu
The Home menu appears when the media player is powered on. This menu provides
access to all the different features and functions on the CiragoTV Platinum‟s. The options
include:
Video In – Display video from AV input (Example: Cable / Satellite box)
Browser – Browse and Play media files
Media Library – Search through all the files on the CiragoTV Platinum
File Copy – Copy Files and move them between the CiragoTV Platinum and connected
devices
Internet Radio – Listen to Internet Radio stations
Timer Record – Schedule recordings of TV shows
P2P – Download torrent files directly to the CiragoTV Platinum
Setup – Change the settings on the CiragoTV Platinum
Video In Menu
The Video In menu displays the video signal that comes in from the cable box, set-top box,
VHS, or DVD player that is connected to the AV In jack on the back panel of the CiragoTV
Platinum. In this mode, recording and time shifting functions are enabled.
Select the Video In icon from the home menu.
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Timer Record Menu
The Timer Record menu allows you to create, edit, and delete recording schedules and
view the status and history of recordings. Select the TIMER REC icon from the home
menu.
Create a New Schedule
Press the LEFT / RIGHT button on the remote control to select the Edit tab from the menu
bar.
Select Add a New Schedule and press the ENTER button. The schedule setting screen
will appear. Enter in the Date, Time, and Duration of the desired recording.
Use the LEFT / RIGHT button on the remote control to move between fields and press the
UP / DOWN button to adjust each setting.
Source
Start Time
Length
Repeat
Quality
Preview
Video 1 is displayed showing the current TV channel or Video In source.
Enter the date and time of the recording.
Enter the length of the recording.
Select how often you want the schedule to record. Choose from
Once, Everyday, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat or select an individual day of the
week.
Select the recording quality. Choose from HQ, SLP, EP, LP and SP.
The higher the quality, the more space required on the hard drive. See
HDD Free Space on the left of the screen for details on how long you
can record for each setting.
This small preview window will show the current program of the selected
channel.
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Edit Schedule
Press the LEFT / RIGHT
button on the remote control
to select the Edit tab from the
menu bar.
Select the schedule you want
to edit from the list and press the ENTER button. The schedule setting screen will appear.
Modify the schedule as described in „Create a New Schedule‟.
Delete Schedule
Press the LEFT / RIGHT
button on the remote control to
select the Delete tab from the
menu bar.
Select the schedule you want
to delete and press the ENTER
button. A confirmation
message will appear.
Select CANCEL, Delete the selected schedule, or Delete all schedules. Press the
ENTER button to confirm.
View Schedule Status
Press the LEFT / RIGHT button
on the remote control to select
the Status tab from the menu
bar.
This will display the schedule list.
Select a schedule and press the
ENTER button.
Select Enable the selected
schedule or Pause the selected schedule. Press the ENTER button to confirm.
Viewing Recording History
Press the LEFT / RIGHT button
on the remote control to select
the History tab from the menu
bar. Here you can view a
complete history of all previously
set recordings.
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Browser Menu
The browser menu allows
you to browse and play
media files stored on
Removable Devices (USB,
Card), the built-in hard
drive (HDD), local
Network, UPnP-server,
and files added to the
Playlist. To enter the
menu, select the Browser
icon on the home menu,
or press the BROWSER
button on the remote control.
The following remote control buttons can be used while navigating the browser menu.
Button
UP / DOWN
LEFT / RIGHT
PREV / NEXT
ENTER
SELECT
CONFIRM
RETURN
Function
Move cursor up / down to select devices, folders, or files.
Select filter options: All, Music, Photos, and Movies.
Go to previous / next page.
Enter or confirm the selected item.
Select files under Browser > HDD menu.
Add the selected files to the playlist.
Return to the previous menu.
Browsing All
In this mode, all folders and
supported contents (music, photos,
and movies) will be displayed.
Note:
 Please refer to the
Specifications Summary in
Chapter 1 for more about the
supported content formats.
 Music files might not be able to
be played continously under
the All filter, so please switch to
the Music filter for that function
if desired.
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Browsing Music
Switch to the Music tab on the top
of your screen by using the left and
right navigation menus.
In this mode, all folders and
supported audio files in current
directory will be displayed.
The following buttons can be used
to control music playback.
Button
PLAY/PAUSE
FR / FF
REPEAT
INFO
STOP
Function
Begin/pause playback.
Fast rewind or fast forward. Press repeatedly to select the
speed.
Set repeat options: One, All, Shuffle
Hide or display the information bar during playback.
Stop playback.
Browsing Photos
Switch to the Photos tab on the top
of your screen by using the left and
right navigation menus. In this
mode, all folders and supported
image files in current directory will
be displayed.
The following buttons can be used
to control photo playback.
Button
PLAY
PREV / NEXT
LEFT / RIGHT
REPEAT
ZOOM
INFO
STOP
Function
Begin playback.
View the previous or next photo.
Rotate photo.
Set repeat options: One, All, Shuffle
Zoom in and out of the image.
Hide or display the information bar during playback.
Stop playback.
You can view photos in slide show mode with background music. Once the slideshow
mode is enabled, the slide show starts automatically once you press the PLAY button.
(Please refer to Slide Show Timing, Transition Effect, and Background Music in the
Miscellaneous section in Chapter 3 for more details).
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Browsing Movies
Switch to the Movies tab on the top of
your screen by using the left and right
navigation menus.
In this mode, all folders and supported
video files in current directory will be
displayed.
The following buttons can be used to
control video playback.
Button
PLAY/PAUSE
SLOW
FR / FF
PREV / NEXT
REPEAT
ZOOM
INFO
GOTO
A-B
ANGLE
MENU
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
STOP
Function
Begin/pause playback.
Play video in slow motion. Press repeatedly to select the
speed.
Fast rewind or fast forward. Press repeatedly to select the
speed.
View the previous or next movie.
Set repeat options: One, All, Off.
Zoom in and out of the image.
Hide or display the information bar during playback.
Go to a selected time stamp in the video file.
Set the beginning and end points of a section to repeat.
Change the view angle during DVD (with multi-angle)
playback.
Return to the root menu during DVD playback.
Select an audio track while watching DivX video or DVD with
multiple audio tracks.
Set subtitle options. You can change text encoding and the
size/color/offset of the subtitle here.
Stop playback.
AV Streaming via Network
Media files located on computers or
devices on the home or local network
can be accessed and streamed through
the CiragoTV Platinum. Please refer to
Network Settings in the Setup Menu in
Chapter 3 for details about changing the
network settings.
There are two ways to locate shared
media files on your local network in the
Network menu. One is to browse
through workgroup; the other way is to
browse through „My_Shortcuts‟.
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Browsing though Workgroup
You can locate your computer on the
workgroup list by finding your PC name
under MS Home or Workgroup and
pressing the ENTER button to confirm.
Then you can select and play the shared
media files that you want to browse.
Note:
 While browsing high definition video files (resolution up to 720p / 1080i / 1080p) via
Ethernet or WLAN, the video might need time to buffer. This is normal due to the limit
of network speeds or wireless signal strengths. Please wait patiently for your video to
load.
 Due to different network conditions, sometimes the workgroup might not be displayed.
If this happens, use „My_Shortcuts‟ to browse shared files.
Browsing through ‘My_Shortcuts’
You can also set „Specific File Server IP‟ and access it from „My_Shortcuts‟ in the menu.
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Press the MENU button and a pop-up menu will appear.
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Select Add to open a pop-up menu where you can input Label, Net User ID, Net
Password, Domain, Host Name, and Specific File Server IP. Select OK to confirm,
Cancel to cancel, or Simple / Detail to switch between simple and advanced options.
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Select the shortcut you added
and press the ENTER button to
confirm. Then you can select and
play the shared media files on the
destination computer.
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AV Streaming via UPnP-server
A built-in UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) client has been integrated into the CiragoTV
Platinum, which enables it to detect UPnP Media Servers on the local network and browse
and stream their media files.
Installing UPnP Media Server on your PC
There are a lot of free and commercial UPnP Media Server software, such as Windows
Media Connect, Windows Media Player 11, XBMC Media Center (Linux/Mac/Windows),
MediaTomb (Linux), PlayOn and TVersity. Depending on which one suits you best, you
can install one of them on your computer.
Watching Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and more on your TV
PlayOn is a media server that runs on your computer (Windows only) and enables you
watch online media like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, CNN, Amazon VOD, Comedy Central,
ESPN, Food Network and more directly on your TV using the CMC3000!
Download PlayOn and enter in your Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and YouTube login information.
In the “General Settings”, make sure the PlayOn Media Server is running.
On your CMC3000, go to Browser > UPnP. The computer running PlayOn will be
displayed as PlayOn (Computer name). Select the computer and a list of all the available
media services will be displayed.
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Please remember to leave your computer on in order to access this feature. For more
information on getting PlayOn and how to use it with the CMC3000, please visit
www.cirago.com/playon.
Sharing Media on your PC
The Media Sharing feature of Windows Media Player 11 lets you enjoy the contents of
your Windows Media Player library from anywhere in your home.
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Open Windows Media Player 11, click Library > Add Library > Advanced Options
to add or remove media files from the library.
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Click Library > Media Sharing. Allow or deny devices to access the media library.
Click Allow to authorize your CiragoTV Platinum.
Streaming Media on your CiragoTV Platinum
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Connect your player to the home network (LAN or WLAN).
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Go to Browser > UPnP menu on the player, select the UPnP-server
Browse the media library shared by Windows Media Player 11.
Note:
 Make sure your CiragoTV Platinum and your computer are on the same local area
network and subnet.
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
Firewalls may prevent your CiragoTV Platinum from communicating with your
computer. Please open the ports manually and add your CiragoTV Platinum to the
„trusted‟ list, or disable the firewall temporarily.
Renaming / Deleting Files
When navigating the browser menu,
press the MENU button on the
remote control to activate a popup
menu where you can rename or
delete files or folders.
Managing Playlists
Instead of browsing through all the
hard drive content for the files you
want, add them to the playlist and
enjoy them at any time. There are
tabs located on the top of the screen
for ALL, MUSIC, PHOTO, and
MOVIES. When you are adding files
to the Playlist, make sure you are in
the desired tab. For example, if you
are adding music files to your
Playlist, make sure you are in the
MUSIC tab. If you do not select a tab,
all the selected files will be stored in
the ALL tab.
From the home menu, select Playlist. Press the LEFT / RIGHT buttons to select between
All, Music, Photos, and Movies tabs.
Adding files to Playlists
Choose the file you wish to add to the Playlist, press the SELECT button, and a check
mark will appear next to the selected file. Press the CONFIRM button to confirm your
selection, and then an on-screen message “Added to Playlist” will be displayed. Multiple
selections are allowed. Only files located on the built-in hard drive can be added to
playlists.
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Deleting files from Playlists
If you wish to delete a file from the playlist, press the SELECT button to select, and then
press the CONFIRM button to confirm.The on-screen message “Deleted from Playlist” will
be displayed.
Media Library
The Media Library consolidates all the music, photo, and movie files located on the built-in
hard drive in one place for easy browsing and searching through a large list of files. Go to
the home menu and select Media Library.
Every time files are added to the built-in hard drive, whether they are copied from a
memory card or external hard drive, or they are downloaded using the P2P Sharing menu,
the Media Library needs to be updated to show the new files. Select Update from the
options on the screen to update the Media Library.
In order to use the search function more efficiently, you are encouraged to use the
following rules to name the movies stored on the built-in hard drive.
Naming Convention: [Name][Actor][Genre][Year].extension
Examples:
[Enchanted.CD1][Amy Adams][Love][2007].avi
[The.Dark.Knight.CD1][Christian Bale][Action][2008].avi, etc.
Music, Photo and Movie Libraries
Use the LEFT / RIGHT navigation buttons on the remote control to select the Music,
Photos, or Movies tab. The options available in each menu are slightly different, but they
all allow for easy searching of the aggregated files.
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Update
Select to update and synchronize all the music stored on the
internal HDD to the library.
Search
Select to search for music files by their names.
Use the navigational buttons to navigate the keyboard, and press
the ENTER button to confirm. Select OK and press the ENTER
button, and then the search results will be displayed on the screen.
All
Select to list all the music files in the library.
Artist / Genre /
Album / Date /
Year
Select to search files by artist name, genre, album, date or year.
Quick-Search
You can also press the RIGHT button to turn on a Quick-Search
bar while browsing music files in the library.
Press the UP / DOWN button to select characters on the
Quick-Search bar, and press the ENTER button to confirm. Once
you press ENTER, music files with names starting with the specific
characters you selected will be displayed on the screen. Press the
LEFT button to delete characters, and press the BACK button to
close the Quick-Search bar.
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File Copy Menu
Select the File Copy icon from the home menu to enter the File Copy menu. This menu
allows you to copy files between Removable Devices (Card, USB), the built-in hard drive
(HDD), and Network.
The following buttons can be used under the file copy menu.
Button
Function
Move cursor up / down to select devices, folders
UP / DOWN
Go to the next step.
RIGHT
Select (or cancel) folders or files (The selected items will be
MENU
checked).
Cancel all selections.
STOP
Confirm the selected options.
ENTER
Please refer to the following operations to copy / move folders or files between devices.
Step 1: Select the source device and destination device.
Step 2: Select the source files you want to copy.
Step 3: Select the destination folder to store the selected files.
Step 4: Select Copy or Move to proceed.
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Internet Radio
The CiragoTV Platinum allows you to enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations streamed
for free through ShoutCast. To access this feature, begin by selecting the Internet Radio
icon from the home menu.
Station
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All downloaded stations will be listed under this menu.
Genre
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You can search for stations by genre (pop, rock, jazz, etc.) under this menu.
Favorite
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Your favorite stations can be kept under this menu.
Note:
 Make sure the CiragoTV Platinum is connected properly to a LAN or WLAN with
Internet access. Please refer to Network Settings in the Setup menu in Chapter 3 for
more details.
 Please be patient while the Internet radio stations are loading. There are thousands of
stations, so loading them may take some time.
The following buttons can be used under this menu.
Button
UP / DOWN
PREV / NEXT
ENTER
MENU
PLAY
STOP
RETURN
Function
Move cursor up / down to select station, channel, and genre.
Page up / down.
Confirm and enter the selected menu.
Add / delete a station to / from Favorite while it is
highlighted.
Begin playback after a channel has been selected.
Stop playback.
Return to the previous menu.
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P2P Share Menu
The P2P, or Peer 2 Peer menu, allows you check the status of torrent files that are
downloading. This menu also allows you to change the P2P file sharing settings.
Please be aware that downloading and sharing torrent files may be illegal. Please check
local laws before using this function. Cirago is not responsible for any liability arising from
downloading and sharing of P2P files.
Select the P2P icon from the home menu. Press LEFT/RIGHT button to enter into
download menu and BT setup tabs.
Add a torrent
Locate your torrent file in the Browser menu, then press the MENU button on
the remote control to add the torrent to start downloading. Arrows will appear
next to each torrent file.
Download Menu
After the torrent files have been added, the download progress can be viewed in the
Download menu.
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The following buttons can be used under this menu.
Button
UP / DOWN
MENU
PAUSE
PLAY
STOP
RETURN
Function
Move cursor up / down.
Press to adjust the priority of the download task.
Press to pause the download.
Press to start download.
Press to stop the download.
Return to the previous menu.
BT Setup Menu
In the BT Setup menu, you can configure the following settings. Use UP/DOWN and
ENTER to change the settings.
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Set the maximum download rate.
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Set the maximum upload rate.
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Set the inactive switch to specify when to start the next download automatically. This
applies to downloads that have been inactive or idle for a certain number of hours,
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Set the seed time.
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Set to automatically delete finished torrent files after they have been downloaded.
Set the maximum number of simultaneous download tasks.
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Web Access to P2P Share feature
You can upload and monitor shared files through a web browser. Type in the IP address of
the CiragoTV Platinum in the address bar of your browser to go to the web interface of the
CiragoTV Platinum BitTorrent Download Portal. You can find the IP address by going to
Home Menu>Setup>Network.
Click on the BitTorrent Download tab to access the Torrents page. From this page, you can
add new torrents, start, stop, delete, increase / decrease priorities, and manage your
preferred settings.
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Click Add new torrent to add new torrents.
Click Setting to change the P2P settings.
Button
Start
Stop
Delete
Refresh
Setting
Add new torrent
Function
Select one or more of the uploaded torrents and press start
to commence downloading
Select one of the uploaded torrents and press stop to pause
downloading
Press to delete the torrent
Press to refresh the torrent list
Select one or more of the uploaded torrents and press the
arrow keys to increase or decrease the priority
Click to change the current P2P settings
Click to add a new torrent to the list
Setup Menu
The Setup menu allows you to personalize and configure the preferences for your
CiragoTV Platinum.
To select a Setup option:
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Go to Home Menu > Setup, or press the SETUP button on the remote control. There
are several Setup options, including Audio, Video, REC, Network, System, and
MISC.
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Audio Settings
Use this menu to configure audio settings.
Night Mode
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Choose between Off / On / Comfort. If the option is turned on, the audio output
volume will be decreased to create a more comfortable setting.
Digital Output
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Choose between HDMI LPCM / HDMI RAW / SPDIF LPCM / SPDIF RAW. In raw
mode, Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG sound can be bypassed to the HDMI TV or Digital
amplifier.
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Video Settings
Use this menu to configure video settings.
Aspect Ratio
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Pan Scan 4:3: Displays a wide picture on the entire screen and cuts off the redundant
portions. Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected.
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Letter Box 4:3: Displays a wide picture with two black borders; one on the top and one
on the bottom of the 4:3 screen. Select this option when a standard 4:3 TV is
connected.
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16:9: Compresses the image to convert the whole image to 16:9 size. Select when a
16:9 TV is connected.
Brightness
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Adjusts the level of brightness.
Contrast
-
Adjusts the level of contrast.
Hue
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Adjusts the level of hue.
Saturation
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Adjusts the level of saturation.
TV SYSTEM
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Select to adjust video output resolution: NTSC / PAL / 480P / 576P / 720P 50HZ /
720P 60HZ / 1080I 50HZ / 1080I 60HZ / 1080P 50HZ / 1080P 60HZ.
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Record Settings
Quality
-
Select to set the default recording quality setting.
Press the UP / DOWN button to select the quality setting desired. The highest quality
setting is HQ which requires the most storage space. The other settings reduce recording
quality sequentially but require less storage space.
Permanent Timeshift
- Select to set Time Shift mode.
Press the UP / DOWN button to select from On and Off. Press the ENTER button to
confirm. If On, the time shift will start automatically while in Video In mode. This allows you
to pause live TV and resume the program from the point you left it. While paused, the
program is recorded to the HDD, as long as space is available.
Press to activate TIME SHIFT function and wait for the
PLAY arrow to appear on the screen.
Press PAUSE to pause the recording.
Press PLAY to resume viewing the program.
Timeshift mode remains active until you press the STOP button.
REC Device
-
Select to set device to save recorded files.
Press the UP / DOWN button to select from HDD and USB. Press the ENTER button
to confirm.
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Network Settings
Use this menu to configure Ethernet and WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) settings.
Wired LAN Setup
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DHCP IP (AUTO)
Select to obtain IP address automatically.
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FIX IP (MANUAL)
Select to manually input the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS
Server IP Address.
Wireless Setup
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Selecting a connection profile
This player can store up to three
wireless network connections. Press
ENTER to go to next step, press
CANCEL to return to the previous
menu.
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Get Connection Mode
Choose between Infrastructure (AP)
and Peer to Peer (Ad Hoc). Press
ENTER to go to next step, press
CANCEL to return to the previous
menu.
Infrastructure (AP)
Infrastructure mode is used to connect
computers with wireless network
adapters, also known as wireless
clients, to an existing wired network
with the help of a wireless router or access point.
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Get SSID Name
Press ENTER to go to next step, press
CANCEL to return to the previous menu
and press SELECT to refresh the SSID
list.
Note: In the Security list, WEP (Wired
Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi
Protected Access) means that the
network is encrypted, i.e. an encryption
key is needed to access the network.
NONE means it is an open system
network.
Input WEP / WPA Key
Encryption keys can be inputted via the
virtual keyboard. Press the navigational
buttons to select, ENTER to input, CAPS
to switch between uppercase and
lowercase, <- to delete a character, -> to
insert a space, shift to make more
symbols available, and OK to confirm.
Test connection
Please wait patiently as the testing
process may take a while. If the test is
successful, then the network information
(Profile Name, IP address, Subnet Mask,
Gateway, etc.) will be displayed on the
screen.
Peer to Peer (Ad Hoc)
Peer to Peer mode, also known as Ad Hoc mode or computer-to-computer mode, is
used to connect wireless clients together directly, eliminating the need for a wireless
router or access point.
Ad-Hoc Setup
Press ENTER to go to next step, press
CANCEL to return to the previous menu.
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System Settings
Use this menu to configure system settings.
Menu Language
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Select to choose the language used in all menus on the media player.
Text Encoding
-
Select to set the text encoding option (subtitle display).
Login Control
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Select to turn on / off Login when accessing the P2P web browser menu, BitTorrent
Download Portal.
System Update (Firmware Upgrades)
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Select to upgrade the firmware on the CiragoTV Platinum if new firmware is available.
Please refer to Firmware Upgrades in Chapter 4 for more details.
Time
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Select to set the system time.
HDD Format
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Select to format the built-in HDD. Please refer to HDD Format in Chapter 5 for more
details.
Note: Formatting the hard drive will erase all the data that is on the hard drive.
System Info
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Select to view system information (firmware version, HDD info, Mac address, etc.)
Restore Default
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Select to restore factory default settings.
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Miscellaneous
Use this menu to adjust miscellaneous settings.
Slide Show Timing
-
Select to set the time interval for photo slide show.
Transition Effect
-
Select to set the transition effect for photo slide show.
Background Music
-
Select to set the background music options while viewing pictures: Off / Folder /
Playlist.
Screen Saver
-
Select to turn on / off screen saver.
Movie Preview
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Select to turn on / off movie preview in the browser menu.
Resume Playback
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Select to turn on / off resume playback feature for movies. When enabled, the media
player will remember the point at which you left off.
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Chapter 4. Firmware Upgrades
The firmware is the operating system installed on the CiragoTV Platinum. Firmware
upgrades can add new features, improvements and bug fixes.
New firmware can be downloaded from our website www.cirago.com. To check the
firmware version currently installed on your CiragoTV Platinum, go to Home > Setup >
System > System Info. If there is a new firmware version available, download it and follow
the instructions below.
1.
2.
3.
Copy „install.img‟ to the root directory of a USB flash drive, and connect it to
the USB HOST port of the player.
Go to Home menu > Setup > System > System Upgrade
Press ENTER to confirm.
Firmware installation will begin, and when completed, the system will restart automatically.
Do not turn off the CiragoTV Platinum when the firmware upgrade is in progress.
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Chapter 5. Appendices
Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1. When I try to disconnect the USB device, I keep getting the message,
“The device „Generic volume‟ cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device
again later.” What should I do?
Answer:
Close any program that might be accessing data on the CiragoTV Platinum, including
Windows® Explorer. If that does not work, close all programs, wait another 20 seconds,
and then try the green arrow icon again. If that still does not work, shut down the CiragoTV
Platinum and disconnect the USB cable.
Question 2. Why am I finding strangely named files and folders not created by me in
the Multimedia Center?
Answer:
Most likely, the CiragoTV Platinum‟s file allocation table (FAT) has been corrupted. This
might be due to the CiragoTV Platinum shutting down (due to low battery power) while
reading or writing to your computer by the USB connection. Windows and Macintosh often
write extra files to the hard disk such as finder.def or System volume info. These are
normal and will not do any harm to the CiragoTV Platinum.
Question 3. I used my CiragoTV Platinum to transfer files back and forth between
different computers. Will defragmenting the CiragoTV Platinum‟s hard disk do any
harm to it?
Answer:
Defragmenting the hard disk will not harm it. Defragmenting may be useful after many files
have been transferred to and from the CiragoTV Platinum. Make sure no other programs
are running while using the Windows® defragment utility. Make sure you have connected
the CiragoTV Platinum with the external power adapter during this procedure.
Question 4. My files have disappeared from the CiragoTV Platinum. What do I do?
Answer:
Make sure you browse for files via the correct browser mode which seperately groups
Photos, Music, and Movies. To view all files in the selected directory, select the “All” tab.
Question 5. When the CiragoTV Platinum is powering on, is it normal for the TV
screen to display the logo, then a blue screen, and then go to the main menu?
Answer:
This is normal. When the system initializes, it will setup the corresponding parameters so
that it can output the correct video signal to the TV. During the initializing time, TVs will
attempt to stabilize signals and various TVs react differently during this interval. Some
TV screens will flash, while others perceive this stage of activity as a no signal and will
display a blue screen.
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Question 6. I can‟t seem to get the SSID name. The screen displays, „Can‟t get any
SSID!‟. What do I do?
Answer:
Upon connection to the player, the WLAN USB Adapter needs some time to initialize.
Please wait about 1~2 minutes and then try refreshing the SSID list again.
Question 7. I cannot see files shared on my computer via Browser > Network menu.
What should I do?
Answer:
Please check the following items:
1) Connect the CiragoTV Platinum to the network and obtain an IP address;
2) Enable NetBIOS of TCP/IP on your computer;
3) Check your PC‟s firewall settings;
4) Enable your PC‟s „Guest‟ account;
5) Share the folders you wish to browse on your PC, and make sure that „Everyone‟ or
„Guest‟ has the right to access them.
Question 8. I configured everything correctly, but still cannot get the wireless
network or UPnP function to work.
Answer:
Are you using a firewall such as Norton Internet Security, McAfee Personal Firewall, Zone
Alarm, etc. or even the built-in firewall of Windows XP? (Don‟t forget that Service Pack 2
for Windows XP automatically upgrades your firewall and turns it on by default)
If you have a firewall, it may need to be configured or have exceptions created to allow you
to see and communicate with the player on the network. To test if your firewall is
preventing network communication (including PING and access shared folders), try
disabling it to see if you can connect. If you can connect with the firewall disabled, you
may need to add the player to the „Trusted‟ list or configure the firewall for local intranet
access. If all else fails, you can disable your firewall long enough to use the player, then
enable it again when you are finished.
Question 9. If I am using the 802.11n Wi-Fi dongle with an 802.11n wireless router,
then why is the speed still 802.11g 54Mbps rather than 300Mbps?
Answer:
The IEEE 802.11n Draft standard prohibits using high throughput with WEP or TKIP as the
unicast cipher. If you use these encryption methods (e.g. WEP, WPA-TKIP), your data
rate will drop to 54 Mbps. You may contact the Access Point or router manufacturer to
download the latest firmware, or try other encryption methods (WPA2-AES or
WPA2-TKIP), or choose to configure an unsecured profile, but this option is not
recommended.
Question 10. Where can I find .torrent files for BitTorrent download?
Answer:
A lot of torrent sites can be found on the Internet, such as The Pirate Bay, Isohunt.com,
TorrentPortal.com, Mininova.org, etc. Please be careful of the contents you are
downloading and your usage of them. Misuse might result in copyright infringement and
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violation of local laws.
Question 11. Why are some supported photo formats not shown in the photo
function?
Answer:
In the JPEG format there are different modes. The player doesn‟t support all the modes.
So you have to change your photo format first as follow:
(1) Use Photoshop to open the photo;
(2) Choose ”File” then “Save as” from the menu, as the picture on the left hand side shows.
Select the JPEG picture format, input the file name and click the “Save” icon;
(3) After you‟ve clicked on the “save” icon, a new window will appear, as the picture on the
right hand side shows, and select “Baseline (standard)” or “Baseline optimized”;
(4) Click the “OK” icon.
Question 12. Why can‟t the Multimedia Center find the hard disk?
Answer:
Make sure the firmware is installed correctly and no system partitions on the HDD were
deleted. If hard disk failure occurs, please backup your data and reinstall the firmware.
Question 13. Some functions like recording, time shift, etc. do not work. What
should I do?
Answer:
If you find that some functions do not work properly on the CiragoTV Platinum, please
restore the system settings to the default settings. (Refer to System Settings in the Setup
Menu in Chapter 3).
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Formatting the Hard Drive
The CiragoTV Platinum comes preinstalled with a built-in hard drive. There is no need to
format the hard drive, but if you wish to at any time, go to Home > Setup > System > HDD
Format and follow the instructions listed below.
Step 1: Select OK on the Warning page, press ENTER to confirm.
Step 2: Press the UP / DOWN button to adjust the capacity of time shift buffer.
Press the LEFT / RIGHT button to select Next, and the ENTER button to confirm.
Step 3: Select Format, press ENTER, and the hard disk format will start. The formatting
process will take a few minutes to complete.
Note: Formatting your hard drive will remove all data stored on it. Please backup all your
data before formatting your hard drive.
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NAS Function
The CiragoTV Platinum is a Networked Attached Storage (NAS) right out of the box. When
connected to a local or home network, it automatically becomes a NAS. The CiragoTV
Platinum can see computers and other devices that are connected to the network, and
other devices can see the CiragoTV Platinum. This convenient feature makes it easy to
share and transfer files to and from devices on the network.
The default network name for the CiragoTV Platinum NAS is “Cirago”. This can be
changed if desired in the Home Menu>Setup>Network>Host Name menu. If you have
more than one CiragoTV Platinum on your home or local network, we recommended
changing the host name so there is no conflict between the different CiragoTV Platinums.
Copyrights and Trademarks
Copyrights
All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced, or transmitted in any form
or by any means, whether electronically or mechanically, without the express written
permission from the copyright holder.
Copyrighted materials, such as software, music files, or movies, are protected by local law,
and may not be illegally copied or used without permission from the copyright owner.
Trademarks
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.
Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #‟s: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and
worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are
registered trademarks, & DTS 2.0+ Digital Out and the DTS logos
are trademarks of DTS, Inc. Product includes software. © DTS, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
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Chapter 6. Additional Features
Additional features may be available for use with the CiragoTV Platinum. Please check
www.cirago.com/cmc3000 for more information. To install these additional features, follow
the instructions listed under Firmware Upgrades in Chapter 4.
Chapter 7. Warranty, Product Registration &
Support
Warranty
What your 1 year Cirago warranty does not cover:
-Acts of nature, such as fire or static discharge.
-Damage from unauthorized repair, alteration, or accident.
-Damage from misuse or neglect.
-A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or has been used for
institutional or other commercial purposes.
-Loss of customer‟s software, firmware, information, or memory data.
-Improper handling or installation.
Product Registration and Support
To register your product online, please go to www.cirago.com/registration
If you are experiencing any difficulty using the CiragoTV Platinum, please try one of the
following options before returning your product.
1) Please check the Cirago website for the most recent user manual, firmware updates,
product updates and downloads at http://www.cirago.com
2) Contact our technical support team via phone or email.
Phone: 408-331-8822
Email: support@cirago.com
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