Installation Guide
AVerMedia
TVPhone98
AVerMedia
TVCapture98
Bridging PC & Video
NOTICE
When installing the AVerMedia Software to your PC, the software may
mistake your card for another AVerMedia product.
Another discovered problem is that your card may not recognize or seize any
TV broadcast signals.
If any of the above happens, do the following:
1. Uninstall the AVerMedia software by using the Uninstaller program
located in the AVerMedia menu group. (It is not necessary to remove the
drivers.)
2. Reboot.
3. Run eecheck.exe located under your Windows® directory.
4. Insert the AVerMedia TV Series Software Fleet Installation CD. Install
the software as before. This time, the software will recognize the correct
card.
If you require any additional information, please contact AVerMedia
Technical support by e-mailing us at support@avermedia.averm.com.tw.
ENG 02
FCC NOTICE
This device 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
commercial, industrial or business environment. This equipment can generate, use and radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction, 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 :
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•
•
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into 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.
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 (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
(1)
CAUTION ON MODIFICATIONS
To comply with the limits for the Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules, this device must
be installed in computer equipment certified to comply with the Class B limits. All cables used to connect the
computer and peripherals must be shielded and grounded. Operation with non-certified computers or nonshielded cables may result in interference to radio or television reception.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this device could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
CE NOTICE
This is a Class B product.
DISCLAIMER
No warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, is made with respect to the contents of this
documentation, its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Information
presented in this documentation has been carefully checked for reliability; however, no responsibility is assumed
for inaccuracies. The information contained in this documentation is subject to change without notice.
In no event will AVerMedia be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising
out of the use or inability to use this product or documentation, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
TRADEMARKS
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of International Business Machines Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. All other products or corporate names mentioned in this documentation are for identification and
explanation purposes only, and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
COPYRIGHT
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reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form by
any means without the written permission of AVerMedia TECHNOLOGIES, Inc.
AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 and AVerMedia ® TVCapture98
Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction............................................................................................2
What’s in the Package.......................................................................................................2
System Requirements........................................................................................................3
Chapter 2 Hardware Installation............................................................................4
Quick Start ........................................................................................................................4
Installing the Card to the PC .............................................................................................5
Connecting the Antenna....................................................................................................5
Connecting the All-in-one Cable (AVerMedia® TVPhone98 Only).................................5
Connecting the Infrared Sensor.........................................................................................6
Connecting the External Video Source .............................................................................7
Connecting the Microphone..............................................................................................8
Connecting External Amplified Speakers .........................................................................9
Chapter 3 Installing the Driver and Utility Software .........................................10
Windows 98® Driver Installation....................................................................................10
Windows 95® Plug and Play Installation ........................................................................12
Installing the Driver to Windows 95 ® Version 4.00.950 and
4.00.950A ..............................................................................................................12
Installing the Driver to Windows 95® Version 4.00.950B
(OSR2/OSR2.1).......................................................................................................13
Installing the Software ....................................................................................................14
About the Utility Software ........................................................................................15
Chapter 4 The Remote Control.............................................................................17
TV Control Buttons.........................................................................................................17
FM Radio Control Buttons (AVerMedia® TVPhone98 Only) ........................................18
Music CD Control Buttons .............................................................................................18
Chapter 5 The On-Line Guide ..............................................................................19
On-Line User Guide Window .........................................................................................19
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Chapter 1 Introduction
This installation guide covers AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 and AVerMedia ®
TVCapture98. With either product, you can send video e-mail and video
conference with anyone around the world over the Internet or regular phone line.
You can also watch TV, video and play music CD. If you have the AVerMedia ®
TVPhone98, you can even listen to FM radio! What's more, you can capture still
images or video clips from your favorite TV show or video.
What’s in the Package
Microphone
(AVerMedia® TVPhone98
ly)
AVerMedia®
TVPhone98 or
Remote Control
AVerMedia®
(Batteries
TVCapture98 Card
included)
Stereo Audio Cable
Installation
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This Installation
Guide
All-in-one Cable
(AVerMedia® TVPhone98
only)
FM Radio Antenna
(AVerMedia® TVPhone98
only)
Infrared Sensor Cable
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System Requirements
To use the AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 or AVerMedia ® TVCapture98, you will
need :
• A PC with PCI local bus that is compatible with PCI 2.1
• PC with Pentium 100MHz Processor or better required
• For Internet video phone applications:
- Sound Card (Sound Blaster 32 or better recommended)
- Camcorder or desktop camera
- 28.8Kbps or faster Modem
- Microphone (supplied only with AVerMedia ® TVPhone98)
• Windows 95® or Windows 98®
• PCI VGA card with DirectDraw support.
• VGA chips tested:
- Cirrus 5446
- S3 Trio 64, Trio 64V+, Trio64V2, VIRGE, VIRGE DX, VIRGE GX,
VIRGE GX2, Vision 968
- ET6000
- ATI Mach64, 3D Rage, 3D RageII, 3D Rage Pro Series
- Matrox Millennium and Mystique
- Chips and Technologies 65550
- STG RIVA 128
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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation
Before installing the AVerMedia® TVPhone98 or AVerMedia ® TVCapture98 card,
power off your computer.
Please be careful when handling the card. Touch a grounded metal object (such as
the PC casing) to discharge static electricity in your body, or preferably, wear a
grounded wrist strap.
NOTE : All the setup diagrams and procedures here apply to AVerMedia®
TVPhone98 and AVerMedia® TVCapture98.
AVerMedia® TVCapture98 has the same connectors as AVerMedia®
TVPhone98, except for the "FM" and "REMOTE" ports.
Quick Start
install the card into your PC. (See page 5.)
Connect the Antenna. (See page 5.)
Connect the All-in-One Cable.
(AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 Only)
(See page 5.)
Install the Infrared Sensor. (See page 6.)
Connect the Video Source. (See page 7.)
Connect the Microphone. (See page 8.)
Connect the external speakers. (See page 9.)
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Installing the Card to the PC
1. Remove the system unit cover.
2. Insert the card in an empty PCI expansion slot
on the motherboard.
3. Replace back the system unit cover.
Connecting the Antenna
Plug the TV antenna to the "TV" port.
If you have the AVerMedia ®
TVPhone98 card, plug the
supplied FM radio antenna to
the "FM" port.
Connecting the All-in-one Cable
(AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 Only)
Plug the single-ended
connector (the 8-pin MiniDin
connector) of the supplied
All-in-One Cable to the
"REMOTE / S-VIDEO" port.
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Connecting the Infrared Sensor
If you have the AVerMedia® TVPhone98 card :
Plug the supplied Infrared
Sensor Cable to the "IR
Input" connector (which is
the red 2.5mm stereo jack)
of the All-in-one Cable.
If you have the AVerMedia® TVCapture98 card :
Plug the supplied Infrared Sensor Cable
to the AVerMedia ® TVCapture98
"REMOTE" port.
After connecting the Infrared Sensor Cable, position the infrared receiver on top of
the system unit facing towards you.
CAUTION!
Do not plug anything to the IR Input Connector of the All-in-one
Cable except for the infrared sensor cable. Connecting other
cables will cause devastating damage to the system!
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Connecting the External Video Source
Connecting to a Composite Video Source
Use a standard composite video
cable. Plug one end of this cable
to the "VIDEO" port on the card
and the other end to the "VIDEO
OUT" socket of the video device.
Connecting to AN S-Video Source
If you have the AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 card :
Use a standard S-video
cable. Plug one end of
this cable to the "SVIDEO IN" connector
(which is the "4-pin
MiniDin" connector) of
the All-in-one cable and
the other to the "SVIDEO OUT" socket of
the video device.
If you have the AVerMedia ® TVCapture98 card :
Connect your S-video cable to the AVerMedia ® TVCapture98 "S-VIDEO" port
and the "VIDEO OUT" socket of the video device. (Refer to the figure on the next
page.)
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Connecting an Audio Cable to the Video Source
Purchase an audio cable
which has a single stereo
connector and dual RCA
connectors, as shown in the
figure at the right.
Plug the stereo connector
of the audio cable to the
"AUDIO IN" port on the
card. Then, plug the two
RCA connectors of the
audio cable to the left
and right audio output of
the video source.
Connecting the Microphone
Connect a Microphone
to the "MIC IN" port of
your sound card.
Note : A microphone is
provided only
with the
AVerMedia ®
TVPhone98.
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Connecting External Amplified Speakers
You may connect your speakers directly to
the "AUDIO OUT" port on the
AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 or
AVerMedia ® TVCapture98 card.
With this type of connection, you will have
audio while you watch TV, video or listen to
FM radio, but no audio when you play music
CDs. (You can listen to FM radio only with
the AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 card.) When
you perform video capture, video will be
captured without audio. You will also not be
able to control the volume from the
TVPhone98 / TVCapture98 utility software.
If you want to have audio at all times and control the volume from the TVPhone98
/ TVCapture98 utility software, connect the speakers to your sound card. (Use the
supplied Stereo Audio Cable.) Follow the setup diagram below to make the
connection.
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Chapter 3 Installing the Driver and
Utility Software
®
Windows 98 Driver Installation
After you have properly installed your AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 or
AVerMedia ® TVCapture98 card, turn on your computer.
1. When you reboot your
machine for the first time,
Windows 98 ® will
automatically detect that
you have installed a new
device. The Add New
Hardware Wizard will
appear. Click Next to
continue.
2. In the next dialog box, choose Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommended). Click Next.
3. The following dialog box will then appear :
Make sure the Specify a Location check
box is selected. Then, type:
Your CD-ROM Drive :\
Driver\Win9X
Place the Installation CD into your CDROM drive then click N ext to continue.
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Note: You should always refer to the AVerMedia TV Series Software Fleet
Installation CD to ensure that you are installing the correct drivers.
Please do not attempt to install capture drivers from the Windows 98®
CD-ROM; they may not work correctly.
4. Click Next when you see the
dialog box shown at the right.
Windows 98 ® will then install
the video capture driver.
5. When Windows 98 ® completes
the video capture driver
installation, click Finish.
6. Windows 98 ® will then proceed to install the audio capture driver. The screens
that you will encounter are exactly the same as the screens in video capture
installation. Click Next through each screen.
7. When Windows 98 ® completes the audio capture driver installation, click
Finish.
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Windows 95 ® Plug and Play Installation
Before you install the driver, check first which version of Windows 95® you are
using. To check the version, click Start, then Settings, then Control Panel, and
double-click System. You will see the version under the General property sheet.
Make sure that you have inserted the Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive
before you proceed with the installation.
Installing the Driver to Windows 95® Version 4.00.950 and
4.00.950A
1. When you reboot your
machine for the first time,
Windows 95 ® will
automatically detect that you
have installed a new device.
The Add New Hardware
Wizard will appear. Click
Next to continue.
2. The New Hardware Found
dialog box will then appear. Select
Driver from disk provided by
hardware manufacturer and
click OK.
3. On the Install from Disk dialog box, type :
Your CD-ROM Drive:\DRIVER\WIN9X
4. Next, the Select Device dialog box will appear. Just click OK.
5. After the driver has been successfully installed into your system, click Yes
to restart your computer and load the driver for use.
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Installing the Driver to Windows 95 ® Version 4.00.950B
(OSR2/OSR2.1)
1. The Update Device Driver Wizard launches the first time Windows
95 detects your AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 or AVerMedia ® TVCapture98
card. Click Next.
2. Click Other Locations. Then in the Other Locations dialog box, type :
Your CD-ROM Drive:\DRIVER\WIN9X
Then, click OK.
3. Click Finish.
4. The Insert Disk dialog box will then appear. Just click OK.
5. Next, the Copying Files dialog box will appear.
Type :
Your CD-ROM Drive:\DRIVER\WIN9X
Then, click OK.
6. After the driver has been successfully installed into your system, the
System Settings Change dialog box will appear. Click Yes to restart
your computer and load the driver for use.
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Installing the Software
After you completed the driver installation, install the utilities and bundled
software. Press the "Eject" button of your CD-ROM drive and re-insert the
Installation CD.
The Installation Main Screen will then appear :
Click on the name of each
software and follow the
on-screen instructions to
complete each installation.
Note :
While installing the AVerMedia Utility Software, you will encounter the Select
Country dialog box. Choose the name of your country from this dialog box.
If the name of your country is not listed, choose
any country which uses the same TV system as
yours. Based on your selection, the installation
program will automatically set which TV system
the AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 / AVerMedia®
TVCapture98 card would receive.
You will also be prompted to install DirectX. Since the AVerMedia® TVPhone98/
AVerMedia® TVCapture98 card requires DirectDraw, you must install DirectX.
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About the Utility Software
After you installed the AVerMedia Utility software, you will find the following
applications in Windows :
AVerMedia TVPhone98
AVerMedia TVCapture98
♦
On-Line User Guide is the complete user's manual of AVerMedia ® TVPhone98/
TVCapture98. (Refer to Chapter 5 for more details.)
♦
Remote is an invokation program for the supplied Remote Control Unit. This program
automatically runs when you enter Windows.
♦
Surface Configuration is a program that sets the display mode for showing live TV or
video on the PC screen.
♦
TVPhone98 allows you to watch TV or video, listen to FM radio, play music CD, and
capture single images or video clips. So does the TVCapture98 application, except that
it does not have FM radio.
♦
Help is the on-line help utility.
♦
Readme contains the most up-to-date information on the AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 /
AVerMedia ® TVCapture98 card and utility software.
♦
UnInstaller, lets you uninstall all utility software.
For more information on how to use the above utility software, please refer to the
AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 and AVerMedia ® TVCapture98 On-Line User Guide .
Chapter 5 shows how to use the on-line guide.
NOTE : The first time you run the TVPhone98 or TVCapture98
application, you must perform autoscan to ensure that you
can access all active TV channels in your area. (If you have
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the AVerMedia ® TVPhone98, you also need to perform radio
channel autoscan.) Refer to the On-line Guide for details.
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Chapter 4 The Remote Control
TV Control Buttons
Note : The AVerMedia ® TVCapture98 remote control only has a TV button.
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FM Radio Control Buttons (AVerMedia ® TVPhone98 Only)
Music CD Control Buttons
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Chapter 5 The On-Line Guide
The On-Line User Guide is in HTML format. It can be viewed using Internet
Explorer 3.0 or higher version. You may also use any Internet browser that can
support frames.
Insert the Installation CD in your CD-ROM drive and click On-Line User Guide
from the AVerMedia TVPhone98 or AVerMedia TVCapture98 program menu.
On-Line User Guide Window
In the On-Line User Guide window, click your desired topic from the Table of
Contents section. Information on the topic you selected will be displayed in the
Main Screen section.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
AVerMedia TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. warrants this product to be free of defects resulting from faulty manufacture or
components under the following terms :
WARRANTY LENGTH
Labor is warranted for (1) one year from the date of purchase.
Parts are warranted for (1) one year from the date of purchase.
Replacement products will be warranted for the remainder of the one year warranty period or (30) thirty days,
whichever is longer.
WHO IS PROTECTED
This warranty is enforceable only by the first consumer purchaser.
WHAT IS AND IS NOT COVERED
Except as specified below, this warranty covers all defects resulting from faulty manufacturing of this product. The
following are not covered by the warranty.
1. Any product on which the serial number has been defaced, modified, or removed.
2. Damage, deterioration, or malfunction resulting from :
A. Accident, abuse, misuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature, commercial or industrial
use, unauthorized product modification, or failure to follow instructions included with the product.
B. Misapplication of service by someone other than the manufacturer’s representative.
C. Any shipment damages. (Claims must be made with carrier.)
D. Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.
3. Cartons, cases, batteries, cabinets, tapes, or accessories used with product.
4. AVerMedia does not warrant that this product will meet your requirements; it is your responsibility to
determine the suitability of this product for your purpose.
WHAT WE WILL AND WILL NOT PAY FOR
We will pay labor and material expenses for covered items. However, we will not pay for the following :
1. Removal or installation charges.
2. Shipping charges.
3. Any incidental charges.
EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES
The manufacturer's sole obligation and liability under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of a
defective product at our option. The manufacturer shall not, in any event, be liable to the purchaser or any third party
for any incidental or consequential damage (including, but not limited to, damages resulting from interruption of
service and loss of business) or liability in tort relating to this product or resulting from its use or possession.
LIMITATIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
There are no other oral or written warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to those of
merchantability or fitness for a particualr purpose. Any implied warranties are limited in duration to one year from the
date of purchase.
STATE LAW AND YOUR WARRANTY
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights granted under state law. These rights
vary from state to state.
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