Escient FireBall SE-80 Technical information

SE-80 DIGITAL MUSIC MANAGER
START UP GUIDE
P/N: M32001-01A2
THANK YOU
The team at Escient would like to take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing an Escient
FireBall product. Escient is committed to providing our customers the most technologically
advanced, yet easier-than-ever to use products that converge the power of the Internet with home
entertainment.
To maximize your enjoyment, please take a few minutes to review this Start Up Guide. It will
guide you through all the features and benefits of your new FireBall.
If you should need assistance please call our Customer Support Staff at 800.372.4368
INTRODUCTION
This FireBall Manual is intended to provide the reader with an overview of the main
features and benefits of the Escient FireBall Music Management System. For more detailed
instruction and technical information, please refer to the Support section of the Escient web
site (www.escient.com/support).
DISCLAIMER
At the time of printing, the FireBall screenshot images in this manual matched the FireBall interface screens. However, since FireBall has the capability of downloading software updates and
enhancements on a regular basis, the resulting screen updates may no longer match the images in
this manual.
This manual is copyright ©2005 by D&M Holdings and Escient. All rights reserved.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
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Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover. No user serviceable parts are inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
To prevent electric shock, do not use a 3 wire to 2 wire adapter plug.
A three prong grounded outlet is required.
You are cautioned that any change or modification not expressly approved in this manual or approved
in writing by an authorized representative of Escient could void your warranty and/or your authority to
operate this equipment.
Prolonged use of any video device which produces a static (non-moving, non-changing) or repetitive
image on your projector, television or plasma display device can cause “screen burn-in”. You are
encouraged to leave the FireBall screen-saver turned on and set to the lowest possible “time-out”
duration. Warning: This device uses the mains plug as the means to disconnect the unit, this unit
remains powered unless disconnected from the mains source.
INSTALLATION
1)Unpack the FireBall, cables, and accessories. Install the
included batteries into the remote. Write down the FireBall serial number (located on the back) here:
SERIAL NUMBER: _________________________________
CONTENTS
FireBall
IR Remote Control (batteries included)
Analog Audio/Composite Video Cable (red, white, and yellow)
Ethernet Cable
Power Cable
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2)Connect FireBall to your A/V Receiver and TV
A)Locate the included Analog Audio/Composite Video Cable.
B)Connect FireBall to any available A/V input on your receiver
or TV
Note: You may use optional s-video or component video cables and optional digital audio cables for
the best picture and sound quality. Contact your Escient dealer for more information
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
3)Connect FireBall to your network using the included Ethernet
cable.
INTERNET
ROUTER
PC OR MAC
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4)Connect FireBall to an AC outlet using the included power
cord.
Note: The power LED on the front of the FireBall will begin to flash. The power LED will turn solid RED
once the FireBalll has completed its initialization process indicating the unit is in standby.
5)Press the POWER button on the front panel or on the remote
control. The LED will turn solid BLUE and video will be displayed on the TV when the unit is on. Follow the instructions
on the screen to complete the setup procedure.
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REMOTE CONTROL
CODE SET
Code Set - used to set the
universal IR source buttons. See
manual for details.
UNIVERSAL SOURCE SELECT
TV / Cable / Receiver / DVD
- used to configure the remote
to control other devices. See
manual for details on the universal remote functions.
MODE GUIDE SELECT
Movies / iRadio / Music - used to
select FireBall modes.
TRANSPORT CONTROLS
Rewind / Play / Forward / Record
/ Stop /
Pause - used to control playback
of movies and music. Also used
for text entry and for canceling
certain operations.
GUIDE
Guide / Player - toggles between
Guide and Player screens.
INFO
Info - displays additional movie
and music info
VOLUME CONTROL
Volume Up / Volume Down /
Mute - Universal remote can be
configured to operate volume on
TVs and receivers. See manual
for detailed setup steps.
KEY PAD
Alpha / Numeric / Enter - used
for entering numbers and text.
Also used for searching in the
movies, music and radio guides.
CONTROL
Mode - changes music play
modes: normal, random, repeat
etc.
Setup - displays Setup menu.
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POWER
Power - used to toggle the current source device on and off.
FIREBALL SELECT
FireBall 1 / FireBall 2 / FireBall
3 / FireBall 4 - use FB1 to
control the FireBall. Use other
FB buttons if additional FireBall
products are installed.
ALL / NONE
Toggle ALL or NONE on Select
Guides.
NAVIGATION & SELECT
Up / Down / Left / Right / Select
- used to navigate and select onscreen menus and buttons.
VIEW / MENU
View / Menu - toggles through
various Guide Views (artist, title,
cover).
CONTROL
Options - displays Options menu.
CHANNEL / PAGE CONTROL
Channel/Page Up/Down - used
to page up and down in Guide
and Player screens.
MACRO FUNCTION
Macro Function - used to directly
access various music, movie and
radio items and controls.
DISC PLAY FUNCTIONS
Previous / Next - skip disc
functions.
MUSIC PLAY FUNCTIONS
Repeat / Random - used to
cause the system to play the
current group/genre in repeat or
random playback mode.
MUSIC FAVORITES
Add-Favorites / Play-Favorites
- used to add the currently
highlighted music track to the
Favorites playlist and to play the
favorites playlist.
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MUSIC MANAGEMENT
Recording Using the Internal CD Drive
Insert a CD into the internal CD drive, press the RECORD button, and follow the instructions on
screen.
Importing Music Files
Transfer music files from a Windows XP PC or Mac OS X computer into your FireBall over the
network. Make sure the music files are MP3 format with ID3v2.3 tags or WMA format with ASF
tags. Replace MyFireBall with the name of your FireBall or it’s IP address. Name your FireBall
using the SETUP/Network/Server Settings Menu. Connect to your FireBall just as if it were
another PC by selecting “Run” from the Start Menu and entering \\FireBall Name or IP address.
INTERNET
ROUTER
PC OR MAC
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Browsing the Music Library
Use the Music Guide to browse your Music Library. Press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow buttons on
the remote control to change Genres or view All of your Music in one list. Press UP or DOWN
buttons to highlight any Album or Song in the list. Use the PAGE UP or DOWN buttons to
advance through all your music. Press SELECT to expand the highlighted Album or press PLAY
to play the Album or Song.
Use the VIEW button to view the Music Library alphabetically by Album Title, Artist Name,
Song Name, or Album Cover Art.
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Playing Music
The currently playing Album, Artist, Song, and Cover Art appear in the Music Player screen. Use
the Up and Down buttons to highlight a different song. Press SELECT to play the highlighted
song. Press the GUIDE button to return to the Music Guide.
Music Options
Press the OPTIONS button to edit and manage your music collection. The Options menu allows
you to create, edit, and delete Groups, Playlists, and Music files. You can also change the current
play mode and change other options for the music source.
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INTERNET RADIO
Browsing Internet Radio
Stations
Use the Radio Guide to browse your
Internet Radio Stations. Press the
RADIO button to access the Internet
Radio Guide (press the MUSIC
button to return to the Music Guide).
Press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow
buttons on the remote control to
change Genres or view All of your
Stations in one list. Press the UP or
DOWN buttons to highlight any station in the list. Press PLAY to connect
to and start playing the station.
Playing an Internet Radio
Station
The currently playing Radio Station
appears in the Radio Player screen.
Press the GUIDE button to return to
the Radio Guide.
Radio Options
Press the OPTIONS button to edit
and manage your Internet Radio stations. The Options menu allows you
to create, edit, and delete Groups and
Radio stations.
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SELECT GUIDES
Select Guides are the special Guide screens used when creating and editing custom Groups and
Playlists, when making selections for Recording, and when deleting music. They are used to
browse library content just like the regular
Guide screens, however, instead of playing the selected item, the item is marked to
indicate that it is “selected”.
All selected items in the current Select Guide
are added to the current Group, Playlist,
Record selection, or Delete Selection when
you press the RECORD button to save the
Selection.
The TOGGLE button on the remote is used to toggle
all items in the current list On or Off at once.
This saves the trouble of selecting each individual
track.
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SETTING USER PREFERENCES
User preferences are available to
specify global configuration options
and preferred system settings. Press
the SETUP key on the remote control
to display the Setup Menu. Use the
navigation keys on the remote control
(up, down, left, and right) to highlight
and select any menu item to display a
Setup screen.
Additional information is available
on each Setup screen by selecting the
HELP button.
TRADEMARKS AND
SERVICE MARKS
• Escient, the Escient logo, and FireBall are trademarks of D&M Holdings.
• FireBall and Physital are trademarks of Escient®.
• Other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.
GRACENOTE CDDB
• Music recognition technology and related data are provided by Gracenote®. Gracenote is the industry
standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more information visit www.
gracenote.com.
• CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright © 2000-2005 Gracenote.
• Gracenote CDDB® Client Software, copyright 2000-2005 Gracenote. This product and service may
practice one or more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525; #6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132,
#6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459, #6,330,593, and other patents issued or pending. Services supplied and/or device manufactured under license for following Open Globe, Inc. United States Patent
#6,304,523.
• Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype, and
the “Powered by Gracenote” logo are trademarks of Gracenote.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Terms of Coverage
Each Escient branded media management system sold comes with a standard one (1) year warranty. This warranty provides no-charge coverage under normal product usage, for a period of one
year from the date of registration and/or purchase (whichever is earlier). This warranty program
provides the following key features and benefits:
• Twelve (12) months service, parts and labor.
• Five (5) day turn around time on all standard in-warranty repairs. No charges to
the customer other than in-bound shipping charges which are determined by the
shipping method. All return shipments will be via Standard Ground Transportation
(approximately 5 business days).
• Twelve (12) months of regular hour telephone support (9AM to 7PM EST), Monday
through Friday.
• 24-hour email response from the Escient Support Website.
• Software maintenance updates provided via a broadband Internet connections.
• Access to 24-hour music and movie databases and entertainment services providing access to thousands of CD titles and associated information.
What is Covered
The goal of this warranty is to cover operational problems that might arise with your product
during normal use. This includes failure to start, improper operation, or intermittent failures. As
part of the warranty, Escient will pay for all labor and materials used in the repair of the system.
Escient reserves the right to use new or factory refurbished parts in the repair of these in-warranty
systems. Escient will also pay for the return shipment of the repaired system via standard ground
transportation. At Escient’s discretion, the Company will repair or replace any system sent in for
repair. Upon repair, the product will be new or like-new in condition and will meet all necessary
regulatory requirements.
What is Not Covered
Escient products are sold through Escient approved dealers. A number of items must remain intact
in order for Escient to verify and validate this warranty. Additionally, there are several conditions
which violate Escient’s warranty program. These include:
• The product was not purchased through an approved Escient Dealer.
• Any product, on which the serial numbers has been defaced, modified or removed physically or
electronically will not be covered by an Escient warranty.
• Escient will not cover under warranty damage to the product as a result of accident, misuse, abuse,
neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of God or nature, improper storage, unauthorized modification, or failure to follow instructions.
• Any type of unauthorized repair or modifications made to the system resulting in damage to the
product will not be covered under this warranty.
• Damage caused to the product as a result of improper shipping or installation.
• Any problems related to the use of the product which is not a direct problem with the product.
• Damage caused to the product as a result of improper installation to third party peripherals or products, or incorrect connection to peripheral or products.
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• Additionally, Escient does not cover the following items under the terms or its warranty programs:
- Installation or removal charges.
- Cost of initial technical adjustments (setup costs).
- Battery replacement
Escient’s sole liability for any defective product is limited to the repair or replacement of the product
at our discretion. Escient shall not be liable for damages to other property caused by defects in this
product, damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time or data, commercial loss or any other damages, whether real, incidental or consequential.
Escient shall not be liable for damage or loss of data including but not limited to music recorded to
storage devices. It is the customer’s responsibility to maintain the original media and/or appropriate
backup copies within the specific rights of the media’s copyright holder.
How to Return a Product
Contact your dealer or Escient’s Customer Support group at 317-616-6789 or 800-372-4368 (U.S.
only). Please have the following information ready for your dealer or Escient’s Customer Support
technician:
• Product Serial Number
• Model Number
• Date of Registration or Purchase
• Place of Purchase
Upon reviewing the request for repair under warranty provisions, Escient’s Technical Support
group will issue a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. This number is to be attached
to the outside of the shipping carton. Additional instructions will be provided by technical support. Please be sure to use original packing carton and internal packing materials to assure proper
shipment of the system. Insurance costs are the responsibility of the customer. Most shippers only
provide standard coverage for $100 in cost so please protect yourself by providing additional
insurance for the returned product.
Out of Warranty Repair
Escient provides out of warranty repair service on a cost plus labor basis. Minimum charges will
apply. Technical support will provide information on this service at the time of the call.
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