Audiovox HDP100 - Acoustic Research HD Powerlink User guide

HD POWERLINK SYSTEM
USER
HDP100
MANUAL
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove
cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualified service personnel.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose this product to
rain or moisture. The apparatus shall not be
exposed to dripping or splashing. No objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9. Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
10. Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
11. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain
or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
Product Information
FCC Information
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized
changes or modifications to this equipment
may void the user’s authority to operate it.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Industry Canada Regulatory Information
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
The user is cautioned that this device should
be used only as specified within this manual
to meet RF exposure requirements. Use of
this device in a manner inconsistent with this
manual could lead to excessive RF exposure
conditions.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase.
Attach it here and record the model number in case you need it. These numbers are
located on the product.
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Introduction
Introduction..................................................................... 1
Welcome................................................................................. 1
HDP100 System Requirements......................................... 1
Getting Started.............................................................. 2
Other Setup Options...................................................... 3
Connecting to an AV Receiver or HDMI Switcher........ 3
Placing the Attachable Feet.............................................. 4
Mounting the Receiver on the Wall................................. 5
Installing the IR Extender Kit............................................ 6
Troubleshooting.............................................................. 7
Resetting and Linking Manually....................................... 9
12 Month Limited Warranty.........................................10
Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the Acoustic Research HD
Powerlink System, the HDP100. The HDP100 gives you the freedom to
move your HD devices where you want them without having to worry
about running wires. The HD Powerlink System transmits digital highdefinition content from your signal source to your television via your
existing home powerlines. So, you can put your DVD player or satellite
receiver on one side of the room and have it display on your HDTV
on the other side of the room. No wires. No expensive professional
installation fees.
HDP100 System Requirements
• TV or monitor with HDMI input
• Video source with HDMI output
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Getting Started
The Quickstart Guide takes you through the steps for the basic
HDP100 setup. Briefly, those steps are:
1. Unpack
Make sure your package has the following items:
power
power
link
link
data
data
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a. HDP100 transmitter and
receiver
b. Attachable feet
c. Two stands (with four bracket
screws)
d. One wall mount kit
• one wall mount bracket
• two drywall screws
• two drywall anchors
e. One 3ft HDMI cable
f. IR extender kit
2. Test the units
3. Place the transmitter and receiver
4. Connect the receiver and transmitter
See the Quickstart Guide for more information on the basic HDP100
setup.
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Other Setup Options
Connecting to an
AV receiver or HDMI
Switcher
If you want to use multiple HDMI sources
with the HD Powerlink system, you can
connect the HDP100 transmitter to an AV
receiver or HDMI switcher.
1. Make sure your signal source, display,
and AV receiver or HDMI switcher are
all working properly. Connect them as
you normally would (without using the
HDP100) and test them. If they work,
disconnect them and proceed with
step 2. If they don’t, see the owners
manuals that came with these devices
to troubleshoot.
2. Follow the directions in the Quickstart
Guide for connecting the HDP100
receiver to your TV.
3. Connect the HDP100 transmitter to
the HDMI output on your AV receiver
or HDMI switcher.
4. Find outlets close to both HDP100
units and plug them in.
Note: For best performance, plug the
units directly into AC power outlets.
Don’t plug into a surge protector,
power conditioner­, or GFI-protected
outlet — these may interfere with the
communication between the units.
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Other Setup Options
5. Turn on both units. The Power
switches are on the back panels. The
POWER, LINK, and DATA indicators
light up on both.
6. Switch the AV receiver or HDMI
switcher to the source you want to
watch.
Note: Remember that you must use
the AV receiver or HDMI switcher to
change between signal sources. The
HDP100 transmits the signal being
output by this device.
7. Start playing the DVD or tune to the
satellite or cable channel you want
to watch. The HD Powerlink system
is sending high-definition video and
digital audio from your source to your
display.
Placing the attachable feet
The HDP100 transmitter and receiver can be placed vertically with the
included stands (see the Quickstart Guide for instructions) or they can
be placed horizontally atop your components or component rack. The
provided attachable feet make sure the units sit firmly and safely in
their place without scratching the surface they’re on.
To place the attachable feet on the receiver or transmitter:
1. Peel the tabs off the adhesive surface of each foot.
2. Place one foot near in a flat spot near each corner on the right
side (as you face the unit) of the transmitter or receiver. Make sure
the foot is centered in the recessed area and attached firmly.
3. Place the unit on your component or component rack.
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Other Setup Options
Mounting the
Receiver on the Wall
1. Find a good location on your wall
for the HDP100 receiver. If you’re
mounting it behind a TV, make sure
you have enough clearance for the
cables and the unit.
2. Mark two holes 45mm apart, one on
top of the other. Make sure they’re
plumb (straight up and down). Use the
mounting bracket as a guide.
3. Drill 1/4” (6mm) diameter holes for
the anchors where you marked.
4. Push the anchors into the wall and
make sure they’re fully seated.
5. Screw the mounting screws into the
anchors until 3–4mm is left between
the wall and the head of the screw.
6. Attach the wall mount to the HDP100
receiver using the bracket screws
that came in the package. Line up
the holes on the wall mount with the
holes on the back of the receiver.
Insert the bracket screws and tighten.
7. Place the HDP100 on the wall
mounting screws as shown and turn
90º clockwise to lock the unit in
place. If the unit is loose, rotate it 90º
counter-clockwise and pull to remove.
Tighten the screws in the wall and
remount the unit.
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Other Setup Options
Installing the IR Extender Kit
The HDP100 has an IR window on its receiving unit, which means that
it can receive remote commands for your signal source device (your
DVD player, for example) and pass these commands to this device. To
send remote commands to your signal source device, you must first
install the IR extender kit.
Note: The IR extender kit does not work with RF remote commands.
1. Find the IR extender for the HDP100 transmitting unit. This
extender has a raised IR eye on the end of the cable.
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2. Plug the mini-jack end of the other IR
extender into the IR EXTENDER jack
on the transmitter’s back panel.
3. Find the IR window on your signal
source device’s front panel. See the
user guide for your signal source
device if you’re not sure where this
window is located.
4. Peel the back off one of the included
adhesive blocks. Affix the end of the
extender to the block. Make sure the
IR eye is facing out!
5. Find a good location in your
component stack to affix the IR
extender’s eye. Make sure it’s
facing the IR window on your signal
source device. Peel the other side
off the adhesive block and stick the
extender end to this location in your
component stack.
Note: If you’re using multiple sources
and an HDMI switcher or AV receiver,
make sure you position the IR
extender so that it can work with all of
the devices.
Other Setup Options
Installing the Receiver IR Extender (Optional)
If you’ve positioned the HDP100 receiver where its IR window is
covered or inaccessible, you can use a second IR extender to capture
remote commands.
1. Plug the mini-jack end of the receiver’s IR extender into the IR
EXTENDER jack on the receiver’s back panel.
2. Peel the back off the second included adhesive block. Affix the end
of the extender to the block. Make sure the IR eye is facing out!
3. Find a good location on the front of
your TV to affix the IR extender’s
eye—a corner of the frame should
work. Peel the other side off the
adhesive block and stick the extender
end to this location on your TV.
Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting guide takes you through problems
associated with the installation and/or operation of the HD Powerlink
System. Make sure you try the solutions in the order indicated. If the
problem persists, please call toll-free at 1-800-732-6866 or visit
www.araccessories.com
POWER indicator doesn’t light
Make sure the unit is turned on.
Make sure the unit is plugged directly into an unswitched, non-GFI outlet. Do not
plug it into a surge protector.
DATA light flickering
This is normal. It means the units are transferring/receiving data.
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Other Setup Options
POWER indicator on; LINK and DATA indicators don’t light
Make sure both units are plugged directly into unswitched, non-GFI outlets. Do not
plug them into a surge protector.
The units may be too far from each other. Try moving them to outlets that are closer
together.
POWER, LINK, and DATA indicators on; .
no video or audio on display
Make sure your TV is on.
Make sure your TV is switched to the correct input for the HDP100.
If you’re using an HDMI switcher or AV receiver, make sure it’s turned on and
switched to a source outputting a signal.
Check the HDMI connection between the receiver and your TV. Make sure both ends
are firmly connected.
Check the output mode of your signal source: the HDP100 supports 480p, 720p, and
1080p resolutions. Check the owner’s manual that came with your signal source
device to find out how to set its output mode.
Try a different HDMI cable.
Reset and re-link the units (the procedure is illustrated on the next page).
POWER, LINK, and DATA indicators on; audio but no video on display
Turn the HDP100 receiver off, then back on again.
POWER, LINK, and DATA indicators on; .
video but no audio on display
Turn the HDP100 receiver off, then back on again.
Make sure the display or AV receiver are not muted.
POWER, LINK, and DATA indicators on; .
frozen or no video on display
Check the output mode of the signal source. If it’s set to 1080p, switch it to 720p.
The units may be too far from each other. Try moving them to outlets that are closer
together
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Troubleshooting
Resetting and Linking Manually
The HDP100 transmitter and receiver come pre-linked at the factory, so
they normally don’t need to be manually paired. If you have problems
with the link, however, go through the following steps to reset and
manually link the transmitter and receiver.
1. Unplug and completely disconnect
both units.
2. Plug both units directly into a single
wall outlet (any working outlet).
3. Reset each unit individually:
(a) Turn on the receiver and wait 10
seconds for it to warm up.
(b) Insert a toothpick into the RESET
detent on the back panel of unit.
Press down for five seconds to start
the reset process. The LINK and
DATA indicators flash several times.
When the LINK indicator is off and
the POWER and DATA indicator are
on, the unit is finished resetting.
(c) Repeat the reset process for the
transmitter.
4. Press and hold the LINK buttons on
the back panels of both units. The
LINK indicator will start flashing. Keep
pressing two more seconds, then
release.
5. When the transmitter and receiver are
linked, the LINK indicator on the front
of each glow steadily (not flashing).
6. Turn both units off, then on again.
All three indicators on the front of
each unit should be illuminated. The
DATA indicator pulses during normal
operation.
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link
data
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12 Month Limited Warranty
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (the “Company”) warrants to the original retail purchaser of
this product that should this product or any part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be
proven defective in material or workmanship within 12 months from the date of original purchase,
such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced (at the Company’s option) without charge for parts
and repair labor. To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product
along with any accessories included in the original packaging is to be delivered with proof of
warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the
Company at the address shown below. Do not return this product to the Retailer.
This Warranty is not transferable and does not cover product purchased, serviced or used outside
the United States or Canada. The warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally
generated static or noise, to costs incurred for the installation, removal or reinstallation of the
product. The warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the
company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling,
misuse, neglect, accident or exposure to moisture. This warranty does not apply to damage
caused by an AC adapter not provided with the product, or by leaving non-rechargeable batteries
in the product while plugged into an AC outlet.
THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE
PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
SHALL BE LIMITED TO DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY
HEREUNDER, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE
FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is
authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in connection
with the sale of this product. Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the
above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights
and you may also have other rights which vary from state/province to state/province.
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