Monsoon Multimedia Vulkano User guide

MONSOON MULTIMEDIA
User Guide
© 2011 Monsoon Multimedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Contents
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................ 2
HOOK UP THE CABLES ...................................................................................................................................... 4
CONFIGURE YOUR VULKANO ............................................................................................................................. 7
CONFIGURE YOUR VULKANO F ROM YOUR TV ..................................................................................................... 7
USING YOUR VULKANO ................................................................................................................................... 15
WATCH TV ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
WATCH REMOTE TV ........................................................................................................................................ 17
TV GUIDE ...................................................................................................................................................... 20
MY RECORDINGS ............................................................................................................................................. 25
HOME MEDIA ................................................................................................................................................. 28
INTERNET APPS ............................................................................................................................................... 30
SETTINGS ....................................................................................................................................................... 32
HELP ............................................................................................................................................................. 35
VULKANO SETUP FOR PC/MAC ....................................................................................................................... 36
VULKANO SETUP FOR WINDOWS 7 AND VISTA ................................................................................................. 36
VULKANO SETUP FOR WINDOWS XP ................................................................................................................ 40
VULKANO SETUP FOR PC (CONTINUED) ........................................................................................................... 44
VULKANO SETUP FOR MAC ............................................................................................................................. 48
SETUP THE STB CONTROL ............................................................................................................................... 55
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL PLAYERS .................................................................................................................. 57
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...................................................................................................................... 58
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................................................................ 58
SUPPORT ....................................................................................................................................................... 58
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INTRODUCTION
Vulkano is a sleek and stylish consumer device that connects to your television STB (Set Top
Box), and enables a complete television and Internet media experience on your Smartphone,
iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac and big-screen television. Vulkano allows you to enjoy live and recorded
television, videos, photos and music on multiple devices.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
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REMOTE CONTROL
VULKANO UNIT
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HOOK UP THE CABLES
Congratulations on buying your Vulkano. We will take you through a few simple steps to get you
up and running. You can also setup your Vulkano from your PC. If you cannot set up your
Vulkano through your TV, please refer to the Vulkano Setup For PC/Mac section on page 36.
CONNECT VULKANO TO YOUR STB
Your STB has output connectors on the back for Component setup, Composite setup or both. If
you have both, use the Component setup for better video quality. You will need a STB to use
Vulkano.
Connect the cables from your STB output connectors to your Vulkano’s input connectors as
shown below. For the Component setup option, you will use two sets of cables. For the
Composite option, you will only use one set.
Suggestion: Be sure to write down your STB brand and model number. You will need it later in
the setup process.
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CONNECT VULKANO TO YOUR TV
This step assumes that your STB was previously connected to your TV. You will re-use your
existing cables. For the setup process, it is not mandatory to connect your Vulkano output to a
TV. Your TV has audio and video input connectors for Component setup, Composite setup or
both. Make sure you use the same cable types, either Component or Composite, for this
connection as used in the previous section.
Connect the cables from your Vulkano output connectors to your TV’s input connectors, as
shown below. For the Component setup option, you will use two sets of cables. For the
Composite option, you will only use one set.
If your TV has an HDMI input connector, use the HDMI setup option for better audio and video
quality.
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CONNECT VULKANO TO THE HOME NETWORK
Vulkano can work on your home network, whether it is Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
 If using Wi-Fi: You will configure Vulkano’s Wi-Fi during the setup process
 If using Ethernet: Connect your Vulkano to your router as shown
CONNECT VULKANO TO THE POWER ADAPTOR
Plug the power adapter into your Vulkano and a wall plug or power strip.
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CONFIGURE YOUR VULKANO
This section describes how to setup your Vulkano from your TV, using your Vulkano remote
control.
Note: Before you begin setup, use your TV remote to select the proper input source (Composite,
Component or HDMI).
CONFIGURE YOUR VULKANO FROM YOUR TV
After switching on your Vulkano, the Get Started
screen will be displayed on your television.
If you have connected your Vulkano to your TV with
the HDMI input:
 Press “1” on your Vulkano remote
If you have connected your Vulkano to your TV with the Composite output:
 Press “2: on your Vulkano remote
If you have connected your Vulkano to your TV with the Component input:
 Press “OK” on your Vulkano remote
Note: The Get Started screen is only displayed for a short period of time. This is normal. If you
have not pressed “1”, “2”, or “OK” when the Get Started screen is displayed, don’t worry. The
Get Started screen will be re-displayed momentarily.
ETHERNET (WIRED) HOME NETWORKS
If you connected your Vulkano to your router using
Ethernet, the Network Configuration screen will be
displayed.
 Press OK
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WIRELESS NETWORK NAME
You have the option to either select or manually input
a wireless network name.
Select a wireless network name
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select your wireless network
2. Press OK
Using your Vulkano remote:
1. Enter your key or passphrase
2. Press OK
Note: Press
and use the Arrow and OK buttons on
your Vulkano remote to select characters from the
on-screen keyboard, or press
to toggle between
lower case [abc], caps [ABC], and numeric [123] entry
modes.
A Network Configuration confirmation screen will be
displayed.
 Press OK
Note: To refresh the list of available wireless network
names: select Refresh SSID List and press OK
Manually input a wireless network name
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select Enter another SSID
2. Press OK
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Using your Vulkano remote:
1. Enter a wireless network network name (SSID)
2. Press OK
Note: Press
and use the Arrow and OK buttons on
your Vulkano remote to select characters from the
on-screen keyboard, or press
to toggle between
lower case [abc], caps [ABC], and numeric [123] entry
modes.
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select your Security type
 None
 WEP
 WPA
2. Press OK
Using your Vulkano remote:
1. Enter the key or passphrase
2. Select Done
3. Press OK
Note: Press
and use the Arrow and OK buttons on
your Vulkano remote to select characters from the
on-screen keyboard, or press
to toggle between
lower case [abc], caps [ABC], and numeric [123] entry
modes.
A Network Configuration confirmation screen will be
displayed.
 Press OK
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VULKANO NAME
You can give your Vulkano a name and password. This
name and password will allow you access to your
Vulkano from your PC or mobile device.
Using your Vulkano remote:
1. Enter your own Vulkano name
2. Press OK
Note: Press
and use the Arrow and OK buttons on your Vulkano remote to select characters
from the on-screen keyboard, or press
to toggle between lower case [abc], caps [ABC], and
numeric [123] entry modes.
VULAKNO PASSWORD
Use the Arrow and OK buttons on your Vulkano
remote:
1. Enter your password
2. Press OK
Note: The Vulkano name and password are case
sensitive. If you enter a name that has already been
assigned to someone else, you will be asked to choose
another name.
CONFIGURE VIDEO INPUT
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select the appropriate video input
configuration that corresponds to how you
connected Vulkano to your STB:
 Composite – if you used Red/White/
Yellow cables

Component – if you used Red/Green/
Blue and Red/White/Yellow cables
2. Press OK
When you have selected the correct video input configuration, the video will appear in the
lower-left part of your TV screen.
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Note: This step only appears if you have connected both Composite and Component cables.
Otherwise the input is auto-detected.
GUIDE CONFIGURATION
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select Configure Guide
2. Press OK
Note: The guide (TV program listing) is supported in
the United States and Canada. If you are located in
another country, select Skip Guide configuration and
Press OK
SELECT LOCATION
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select your Country
2. Press OK
ENTER ZIP OR POSTAL CODE
Using the Alpha Numeric buttons on your Vulkano
remote:
1. Enter your zip code
2. Press OK
Note: You can use the Left Arrow button on your
Vulkano remote to backspace if you make a mistake.
SELECT TV SERVICE
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select Cable, Over the Air (TV Tuner) or
Satellite
2. Press OK
TV SERVICE PROVIDER
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select your TV service provider from the list
2. Press OK
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DEVICE TYPE
Using the Arrow buttons on the Vulkano remote:
1. Select your Device Type:
 Analog Device
 Digital (non-rebuild)
2. Press OK
Note: The Analog Device option corresponds to SD
cable. The Digital (non-rebuild) option corresponds to
HD cable.
Note: The Device Type screen may not be displayed. If you cannot specify your device type in TV
setup, please refer to the Configure Your TV From Your PC (Wireless) > Set Up EPG (Electronic
Program Guide) on page 45.
SELECT STB MODEL
Using the Arrow buttons on the Vulkano remote, select
one of the following options:
 Select by device category
 Select by manufacturer name
 Use code learned with PC Setup Wizard
For Select by device category, use the Arrow buttons
on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select your STB type
2. Press OK
For Select by manufacturer name, use the Arrow
buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select your STB manufacturer
2. Press OK
Note: Use the number keys to select the first letter.
For example, 2 = A, B, C, 2. Then use the Up/Down
Arrows to choose the exact manufacturer name.
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select the STB Model
2. Press OK
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Note: Use the number keys to select the first letter. For example, 2 = A, B, C, 2. Then use the
Up/Down Arrows to choose the exact model name. If your device model is not listed, choose a
similar model number if possible.
For Use code learned with PC Setup Wizard, it will be necessary to, first, setup your Vulkano to
learn your remote control codes.
1. Select Use code learned with PC Setup Wizard
2. Press OK
For information about assigning control codes, please refer to the Learning Remote Control
Commands (For PC) on page 46, or Learning Remote Control Commands (For Mac) section on
page 54.
STB TUNING TEST
To test the remote commands:
1. Press the CH+ and CH- buttons
2. Press OK
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
 Select It worked if the remote commands work
 Select It didn’t work if the remote commands
failed, and follow the instructions
 Select Try again to test the remote commands
again
 Select Continue anyway to skip the test and try
again later
 Press OK
Note: If the STB tuning test still does not work, you may need to set up your IR Blaster cable.
Please refer to the Setup The STB Control section on page 55.
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CONFIGURE TIME ZONE
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select your time zone
2. Press OK
VULKANO CONFIGURED SUCCESSFULLY
Congratulations! You have successfully set up your
Vulkano!
 Press OK
Note: If you are unable to set up your Vulkano through
your TV, please refer to Vulkano Setup For PC/Mac on
page 36.
ADDITIONAL HELP
For information about players for PCs, Macs, iPhone/iPads, Androids and Blackberrys, please
refer to Download And Install Players on page 57.
For additional help, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions, Troubleshooting and Support
on page 58.
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USING YOUR VULKANO
This section covers the following:
 Watch TV
 Watch Remote TV
 TV Guide
 My Recordings
 Home Media
 Internet Apps
 Settings
 Help
WATCH TV
To watch Live TV, you can:
 Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the Watch TV option from the Menu
screen and press OK
or
 Press TV
A television picture will be displayed on your screen.
 Press
to view your remote control options
Note: Some STB Cable and Satellite boxes require users
to enter leading zeros in front of single-digit channels. For example: 7, 07, 007, 0007.
Record a program
To record a program:
1. Press
to initiate a recording of the program you are currently viewing
2. Use the Left/Right Arrow buttons on your
Vulkano remote to specify a longer or shorter
recording time
3. Press OK or
to begin the recording
Note: Hold down the Right Arrow button to advance
the recording time in fifteen minute increments.
Stop a recording
To stop a recording:
1. Press
again
2. Use the Left/Right Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote and select Stop
3. Press OK
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Note: If you selected a TV channel from the Guide, you can press the Back button to return back
to the Guide.
Schedule this recording
To schedule a recording:
 Press
In the Schedule this recording pop-up window, you can
perform any of the following options:



Use the left and right Arrow buttons on your
Vulkano remote to navigate to the Clip Name,
Channel No, Profile, Quality, Start Time and
End Time setting options
Use the alpha numeric key pad to edit the Clip Name and Channel No
Use the up and down Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote to adjust the Profile,
Quality, Start Time and End Time settings options
Profile options are used to specify the type of video format for a recording. The higher
resolution and quality formats provide a better video quality, but uses more disk space and
takes longer to transfer to your tablet, smartphone or PC. Choose the best profile from the list.
Profile options include the following: PC/Mac/TV; iPhone, iPod touch; iPad; Droid, Milestone;
Cliq, Devour; General-high(640x480); General-medium(480x320); General-small(320x240);
Google Nexus; and BlackBerry.
Quality options include the following: Standard, and High (Large Size).
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
 Select Yes to manually schedule a recording
 Select No to cancel the scheduling option
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WATCH REMOTE TV
The Watch Remote TV function lets you stream video
from another Vulkano.
To access the Watch Remote TV option, you can:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the Watch Remote TV option from the
Menu screen
2. Press OK
Add a remote Vulkano
To add a remote Vulkano to your list:
1. Select Add Vulkano
2. Enter the Name and Password of the remote
Vulkano
3. Select Set as selected if you wish to set this
remote Vulkano as your default
4. Select OK
The first remote Vulkano added to your list will
automatically be selected as the default selection and
will be displayed in the Watch Remote TV sub-menu
section.
Note: Press
and use the Arrow and OK buttons on
your Vulkano remote to select characters from the
on-screen keyboard, or press
to toggle between
lower case [abc], caps [ABC], and numeric [123] entry
modes.
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Watch a remote Vulkano
To watch remote TV:
1. Select Select Vulkano
2. Select the name of your remote Vulkano
3. Press OK
4. Select Connect from the pop-up menu
5. Press OK
A television picture will be displayed on your screen.
 Press
to view your remote control options
Edit a remote Vulkano
To edit the name and password of an added remote
Vulkano:
1. Select the name of your remote Vulkano
2. Press OK
3. Select Edit from the pop-up menu
4. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to edit the Name and Password
5. Press OK
6. Select Set as selected if you wish to set this
remote Vulkano as your default
7. Select OK
All listed remote Vulkanos will be displayed in the
Select Vulkano menu.
Set a remote Vulkano as the default
To set a remote Vulkano as the default within your list:
1. Select a listed remote Vulkano
2. Press OK
3. Select Set as Selected from the pop-up menu
The selected default will display a checkmark icon in
the Select Vulkano menu.
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Delete a remote Vulkano
To delete a remote Vulkano from your list:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select a remote Vulkano
2. Press OK
3. Select Delete from the pop-up menu
4. Select OK in the Confirmation pop-up window
The deleted remote Vulkano will be removed from the
Select Vulkano menu.
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TV GUIDE
To access the TV Guide, you can:
 Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the Guide option from the Menu
screen and press OK
or
 Press Guide
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote, you
can select a specific program and:
 Press
to schedule or stop a recording
 Press
to delete a recording
 Press
add a channel to your favorites list,
show favorites only, or return to the Guide
 Press
to view information about a specific
program
 Press OK to tune to a channel
 Press CH+ to page up the program list
 Press CH- to page down the program list
 Press PREV or |<< to view the program list from the previous day
 Press NEXT or >>| to view the program list for the next day
 Press Back to return to the Menu
Schedule a recording
To schedule a recording from the Guide:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select the program
2. Press
An information dialog box will be displayed.
From the Information dialog box, you can perform one of the following options:
 Select Modify to manually specify clip name, profile format, quality of the recording,
start time and end time
 Select Yes to manually schedule a recording
 Select No to cancel the scheduling option
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Modify settings
In the Modify Settings dialog box, you can perform any
of the following options:
 Use the left and right Arrow buttons on your
Vulkano remote to navigate to the Clip Name,
Profile, Quality, Start Time and End Time
setting options
 Use the alpha numeric key pad to edit the Clip Name
 Use the up and down Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote to adjust the Profile,
Quality, Start Time and End Time settings options
Profile options are used to specify the type of video format for a recording. The higher
resolution and quality formats provide a better video quality, but uses more disk space and
takes longer to transfer to your tablet, smartphone or PC. Choose the best profile from the list.
Profile options include the following: PC/Mac/TV; iPhone, iPod touch; iPad; Droid, Milestone;
Cliq, Devour; General-high(640x480); General-medium(480x320); General-small(320x240);
Google Nexus; and BlackBerry.
Quality options include the following: Standard and High (Large Size).
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
 Select Save to make the Profile and Quality settings the default settings for future
recordings. This will return you to the previous screen
 Select Yes to manually schedule a recording
 Select No to cancel the scheduling option
If the amount of space required for a recording exceeds
your available space, an information dialog box will be
displayed.
 Press OK
Note: If you wish to free up available space, you can
delete existing or scheduled recordings from the
storage. For additional information, please refer to the
My Recordings section on page 25.
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Stop a recording
To stop a recording in progress:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select the program
2. Press
to stop the recording
3. Select Yes
A confirmation dialog box will be displayed.
4. Press OK
Delete a recording
To delete a recording:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote to select the previously recorded
program from the Guide
2. Press
3. Select Delete Recording(s)
A confirmation dialog box will be displayed.
4. Press OK
Search for a program / add to favorites
To search for a program from the Guide:
1. Press
and select Search or Press Search on
your Vulkano remote
2. Use the alpha numeric key pad to enter a
Keyword
3. Use the Arrow buttons to select Search and
specify either Programs or Channels
4. For programs, use the Arrows and OK buttons
to specify the keyword search to include a Title
and/or Description
5. Select Exact Phrase (Optional)
6. Press OK
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The search results will be displayed. You can perform any of the following options:
1. Press
to schedule or stop a recording
2. Press
to add a channel to your favorites list, show favorites only, or return to the
Guide
3. Press
to view information about a program
4. Press CH+ to page up the search results
5. Press CH- to page down the search results
To add a channel to your favorites list:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select a program
2. Press
3. Select Add to favorites
Channels that have been added to your favorites list
will display a
in the channel listing.
To remove a channel from your favorites list:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select the favorites channel
2. Press
3. Select Remove from favorites
The
icon will be removed from the TV Guide listing.
Show favorites only
To view your favorites list:
1. Press
2. Select favorites
All programs that have been added to the favorites list
will be displayed.
View program information
To view specific information about a program:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the scheduled program
2. Press
Information will be displayed at the bottom of the
screen.
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Recording a show from the Guide – Indicator icons
When viewing the Guide:

The Red Circle Indicator
is displayed for
recordings that are currently in progress

The Orange Circle Indicator
for scheduled recordings

The Green Circle Indicator
is displayed
is displayed for recordings that have been completed.
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MY RECORDINGS
To access My Recordings, you can:
 Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select the My Recordings option
from the Menu screen and press OK
or
 Press DVR
Ready to watch
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select Ready to watch to view recordings that
have been completed
2. Press OK
The Ready to watch screen displays a list of programs
that have already been recorded.
The name of the program, program description, record
profile and file size will be displayed on the left side of
the screen.
1. Press
to delete the selected recording
2. Press
to refresh the list
3. Press >/|| or OK to view the selected recording
4. Press CH+ to page up the Ready to watch list
5. Press CH- to page down the Ready to watch list
6. Press Back to return to the previous screen
To view a program, you can:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select a recorded program
2. Press OK
A recorded program will be displayed on your screen.
 Press
to view your remote control options
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Recorded programs can be viewed in your PC, Mac or
Mobile device Ready to Transfer list, if they have been
recorded in the correct format for that device.
When viewing a recording, you have the following
options:
 Press c and select Resume playback
 Press c and select Start from beginning
 Press c and select Erase this recording
 Press c and select Watch TV
 Press c and select Recording (Ready to Watch)
Scheduled
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select Scheduled to view programs that are
scheduled for recording
2. Press OK
The Scheduled screen displays a list of programs that
are currently being recorded and are scheduled to be recorded.
Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote to
select a scheduled program:
 Press
to stop a recording in progress and
keep that part which has already been recorded
 Press
to cancel a scheduled recording that is
not yet in progress
 Press
to refresh the list
 Press CH+ to page up
 Press CH- to page down
 Press Back to return to the previous screen
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Schedule Now
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
1. Select Schedule now to record a program that
is currently in progress
2. Press OK
In the Schedule this recording pop-up window, you can
perform any of the following options:



Use the left and right Arrow buttons on your
Vulkano remote to navigate to the Clip Name,
Channel No, Profile, Quality, Start Time and
End Time setting options
Use the alpha numeric key pad to edit the Clip
Name and Channel No
Use the up and down Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote to adjust the Profile,
Quality, Start Time and End Time settings options
Profile options are used to specify the type of video format for a recording. The higher
resolution and quality formats provide a better video quality, but uses more disk space and
takes longer to transfer to your tablet, smartphone or PC. Choose the best profile from the list.
Profile options include the following: PC/Mac/TV; iPhone, iPod touch; iPad; Droid, Milestone;
Cliq, Devour; General-high(640x480); General-medium(480x320); General-small(320x240);
Google Nexus; and BlackBerry.
Quality options include the following: Standard, and High (Large Size).
Using the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote:
 Select Yes to manually schedule a recording
 Select No to cancel the scheduling option
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HOME MEDIA
Home Media provides a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
option that enables your Vulkano to access videos,
photos and music files from external PCs, Macs, Tablets
and smartphones. To access video, photo and music
files from an external device, that device must be
enabled with a UPnP AV server application.
To access Home Media, you can:


Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the Home Media option and press OK
or
Press Media
All external devices with a UPnP AV server application
will be displayed.
Note: The Monsoon Vulkano player provides the UPnP server feature for iPhone and iPad.
Access media files on shared devices
To view media files from a specific external device:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the device
2. Press Ok
Note: It will be necessary to synch your device into the
same network.
Access media files on a USB device
To view media files on a USB device:
1. Plug the device into the USB port
2. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the USB device
3. Press OK
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Set viewing parameters
You can set viewing parameters to any of the following options:
 Press
to select the appropriate playback convention:
 Mode: Play One – this convention plays back the selected media file.
 Mode: Play List – this convention plays back all media files from the list.
 Mode: Play Shuffle – this convention plays back all media files from the list in
random order.
 Press
to select the appropriate playback convention:
 Repeat: On – this convention plays back the selected media file only one time.
 Repeat: Off – this convention plays back the selected media file multiple times.
 Press
to refresh the list of available media
Help options
When viewing Home Media files:
 Press
to view your remote control options
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INTERNET APPS
To access Internet Apps, you can:
 Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the Internet Apps option and press
OK
or
 Press Apps
Access YouTube
To access the YouTube feature, you can:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select YouTube
2. Press OK
The Internet Apps > YouTube feature contains the
following options that can be accessed using the Arrow
buttons on your Vulkano remote:
 Recently Featured
 Top Rated
 Most Viewed
 Top Favorites
 Search
 Settings
When viewing the Recently Featured, Top Rated, Most Viewed or Top Favorited options:
 Press
to view your remote control options
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Search for video clips on YouTube
To search for a specific YouTube video clip:
1. Use the Arrow and OK buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select the Search option
2. Press
to select the onscreen keyboard
option, or press
to select the alpha numeric
option on your Vulkano remote
3. Enter your search terms
4. Select Done when finished, for the onscreen
keyboard option, or use the left/right Arrows
on your Vulkano remote to select Search
5. Press OK
YouTube videos that fit your search parameters will be
displayed.
Adjust resolution settings on YouTube
To specify the resolution quality of YouTube video clips:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the YouTube Settings option
2. Press OK
3. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the resolution quality option
4. Press OK
Note: Choose the 720p HD option if high network
bandwidth conditions exist. Choose a lower setting if
your YouTube videos pause frequently.
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SETTINGS
To view and adjust your settings, you can:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the Settings option from the Menu
screen
2. Press OK
The Settings menu contains the following options:
 Setup
 Advanced Setup
 Storage Options
 Eject Storage
 Reboot
The Setup option allows you to configure your Vulkano.
The Advanced Setup option allows you to choose specific settings to edit in the following
categories:
 Network
 Video Input
 STB Model
 Video Output
 TV Guide
 Vulkano Name and Password
 Time Zone
 Remote Access
 Storage
 Firmware Update
Storage Options allows you to specify the primary storage you want to associate with your
Vulkano. Primary storage is used for recording and other media related functions.
Use Eject Storage before disconnecting a USB device from your Vulkano, to help avoid data
corruption.
The Reboot option allows you to restart your Vulkano.
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Setup
To access the Setup Wizard, you can:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the Setup option
2. Press OK
Troubleshooting
For additional information or technical assistance for your Vulkano product, go to Monsoon’s
Technical Support Website at: http://www.myvulkano.com/support.html.
Advanced Setup
To access the Advanced Setup, you can:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select the Advanced Setup option
2. Press OK
The Advanced Setup option allows you to choose
specific settings to edit in the following categories:
 Network
 Video Input
 STB Model
 Video Output
 TV Guide
 Vulkano Name and Password
 Time Zone
 Remote Access
 Storage
 Firmware Update
To go back to the main menu from the Advanced Setup screen, use the Arrow buttons on your
Vulkano remote to:
1. Select Main Menu
2. Press OK
or
Press Menu
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Storage Options
To specify the primary storage you wish to associate
with your Vulkano:
1. Select Storage Options
2. Select the primary storage option and press OK
Eject Storage
To disconnect a USB storage device from your Vulkano:
1. Select Eject Storage
2. Press OK
3. Disconnect your USB storage device
Reboot
The Reboot option allows you to restart Vulkano.
To reboot your device:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano remote
to select the Reboot option
2. Press OK
Vulkano will restart and return you to the Menu screen.
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HELP
To access the Help screen:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select the Help > Vulkano TV Help
option
2. Press OK
The Help screen provides tips and tricks for getting the
most out of your Vulkano.
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select a Help topic
2. Press OK
Topic tips and tricks will be displayed.
 Press the Arrow buttons to navigate to the next or previous pages
 Press Back to return to the Menu screen
To access the About screen:
1. Use the Arrow buttons on your Vulkano
remote to select the Help > About option
2. Press OK
The About screen displays the current firmware version
number and copyright information.
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VULKANO SETUP FOR PC/MAC
To set up your Vulkano through your computer, please refer to the following options:
 Vulkano Setup For Windows 7 And Vista
 Vulkano Setup For Windows XP
 Vulkano Setup for Mac
VULKANO SETUP FOR WINDOWS 7 AND VISTA
These steps are for setting up your Vulkano for Windows 7 or Vista. If you are using Windows
XP, please refer to the Vulkano Setup For XP section on page 40. If you are using a Mac, please
refer to the Vulkano Setup For Mac section on page 48.
CONNECT VULKANO TO YOUR STB
Your STB has output connectors on the back for Component setup, Composite setup or both. If
you have both, use the Component setup for better video quality. You will need a STB to use
Vulkano.
Connect the cables from your STB output connectors to your Vulkano’s input connectors as
shown below. For the Component setup option, you will use two sets of cables. For the
Composite option, you will only use one set.
Suggestion: Be sure to write down your STB brand and model number. You will need it later in
the setup process.
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CONNECT VULKANO TO YOUR TV
This step assumes that your STB was previously connected to your TV. You will re-use your
existing cables. For the setup process, it is not mandatory to connect your Vulkano output to a
TV. Your TV has audio and video input connectors for Component setup, Composite setup or
both. Make sure you use the same cable types, either Component or Composite, for this
connection as used in the previous section.
Connect the cables from your Vulkano output connectors to your TV’s input connectors, as
shown below. For the Component setup option, you will use two sets of cables. For the
Composite option, you will only use one set.
If your TV has an HDMI input connector, use the HDMI setup option for better audio and video
quality.
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CONNECT VULKANO TO THE NETWORK
You can use either a wired connection or Wi-Fi connection to connect your Vulkano to your
home network.
Wired connection
If your router is close to your Vulkano:
 Connect your Vulkano to your router
using the supplied Ethernet cable
Note: You can connect your Vulkano to your
router, your PC or an open Ethernet
connection on your network.
Wi-Fi connection
If you are connecting your Vulkano to your home network through a Wi-Fi connection, then your
PC setup wizard will connect wirelessly to your home network.
CONNECT VULKANO TO THE POWER ADAPTOR
Plug the power adapter into your Vulkano and a wall plug or power strip.
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INSTALL AND RUN THE VULKANO SETUP WIZARD
The Vulkano setup wizard is installed when you run the Vulkano PC Player program.
1. Go to: www.myvulkano.com/players.html
2. Click
for the PC Player
3. Launch the downloaded Vulkano setup file
4. Click Save in the dialog box
5. Click Run in the Download Complete dialog box.
6. Select Run Vulkano Setup Wizard
7. Click Finish
8. Follow through the remaining steps in the setup wizard, or refer to the Vulkano Setup
For PC (Continued) > Set Up Wireless Settings section on page 44.
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VULKANO SETUP FOR WINDOWS XP
These steps are for setting up your Vulkano for Windows XP. If you are using Windows 7 or
Vista, please refer to the Vulkano Setup For Windows 7 And Vista section on page 36. If you are
using a Mac, please refer to the Vulkano Setup for Mac section on page 48.
CONNECT VULKANO TO THE NETWORK
You can use either a wired connection or Wi-Fi connection to connect your Vulkano to your
home network.
Wired connection
If your router is close to your Vulkano:
 Connect your Vulkano to your router
using the supplied Ethernet cable
Note: You can connect your Vulkano to your
router, your PC or an open Ethernet
connection on your network.
Wi-Fi connection
If you are connecting your Vulkano to your home network through a Wi-Fi connection, then your
PC setup wizard will connect wirelessly to your home network.
CONNECT VULKANO TO THE POWER ADAPTOR
Plug the power adapter into your Vulkano and a wall plug or power strip.
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INSTALL AND RUN THE VULKANO SETUP WIZARD
The Vulkano setup wizard is installed when you run the Vulkano PC Player program.
1. Go to: www.myvulkano.com/players.html
2. Click
for the PC Player
3. Launch the downloaded Vulkano setup file
4. Click Save in the dialog box
5. Click Run in the Download Complete dialog box.
6. Select Run Vulkano Setup Wizard
7. Click Finish
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CONNECT TO STB
Once your Vulkano has been connected to your
wireless network, it will no longer be necessary to
have your Vulkano connected directly to your router.
1. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your
Vulkano
2. If necessary, unplug the power supply from
your Vulkano and reconnect the audio and
video cables from your STB to your Vulkano
3. Reconnect the power supply
4. Click Next
Note: If your PC Player does not connect wirelessly to your Vulkano, connect your PC to your
router with an Ethernet cable and click Retry.
CONNECT VULKANO TO YOUR STB
Your STB has output connectors on the back for Component setup, Composite setup or both. If
you have both, use the Component setup for better video quality. You will need a STB to use
your Vulkano.
Connect the cables from your STB output connectors to your Vulkano’s input connectors as
shown below. For the Component setup option, you will use two sets of cables. For the
Composite option, you will only use one set.
Suggestion: Be sure to write down your STB brand and model number. You will need it later in
the setup process.
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CONNECT VULKANO TO YOUR TV
This step assumes that your STB was previously connected to your TV. You will re-use your
existing cables. For the setup process, it is not mandatory to connect your Vulkano output to a
TV. Your TV has audio and video input connectors for Component setup, Composite setup or
both. Make sure you use the same cable types, either Component or Composite, for this
connection as used in the previous section.
Connect the cables from your Vulkano output connectors to your TV’s input connectors, as
shown below. For the Component setup option, you will use two sets of cables. For the
Composite option, you will only use one set.
If your TV has an HDMI input connector, use the HDMI setup option for better audio and video
quality.
Follow through the remaining steps in the setup wizard, or refer to the Vulkano Setup For PC
(Continued)/Select Video Input section on page 45.
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VULKANO SETUP FOR PC (CONTINUED)
This section describes how to continue the setup process using your PC.
SET UP WIRELESS SETTINGS
In the Set Up Wireless Settings window:
1. Select your Home Network from the
drop-down list, or
Enter your network name
2. Select your Security Type:
 None
 WEP
 WPA
3. Enter the appropriate Network key or
passphrase
4. Click Next
CONNECT TO STB
Once your Vulkano has been connected to your
wireless network, it will no longer be necessary to
have your Vulkano connected directly to your router.
1. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your
Vulkano
2. If necessary, unplug the power supply from
your Vulkano and reconnect the audio and
video cables from your STB to your Vulkano
3. Reconnect the power supply
4. Click Next
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Select VIDEO INPUT
In the Select Video Input window:
1. Select the appropriate video input
configuration that corresponds to how you
connected Vulkano to your STB:
 Composite – if you used Red/White/
Yellow cables

Component – if you used Red/Green/
Blue and Red/White/Yellow cables
2. Click Next
When you have selected the correct video input configuration, the video will be displayed in the
Video Input Configuration window.
Note: This step only appears if you have connected both Composite and Component cables.
Otherwise the input is auto-detected.
SET UP EPG (ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE)
In the Set Up EPG window:
1. Select your Country
2. Enter your ZIP/Postal Code
3. Click Next
Note: If your country is not listed here, then the EPG is
not available for it. Press Skip to continue.
In the Set Up EPG window:
1. Select your Service Provider from the
drop-down list
2. Select your Device Type:
 Analog Device
 Digital (non-rebuild)
3. Click Next
Note: The Analog Device option corresponds to SD cable. The Digital (non-rebuild) option
corresponds to HD cable.
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SELECT SET TOP BOX
In the Select Set Top Box window:
1. Select your STB Manufacturer
2. Select your STB Model
3. Click Next
If you do not know your STB manufacturer name or
model number, you can perform one of the following
options:
 Select the I couldn’t find the manufacturer check box option, or
 Select the I couldn’t find the model number check box option
I couldn’t find the manufacturer
If you selected the I couldn’t find the manufacturer
check box option:
1. Click Next
2. Select the first code from the list
3. Click Channel Up or Channel Down and wait a
few seconds to see if the channel changes
If the channel does not change, select the next code from
the list and click Next again. Repeat this process until you
find the code that works.
I couldn’t find my model number.
If you selected the I couldn’t find the model number
check box:
1. Click Next
2. Select a Set Top Box command
3. Click Test
If the selected set top box command does not respond, click Test Next Code and click Test, or
select a Code from the drop-down list and click Test. Repeat this process until you find the code
that works.
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Learning remote control commands
If you have exhausted the list of manufacturer and
model number test codes and still have no response
from your Vulkano:
1. Select both the I couldn’t find the
manufacturer and I couldn’t find my model
number check box options
2. Click Next
In the Learning Remote Control Commands window:
1. Select the Set Top Box type
2. Select a command from the Unlearned
Commands list
3. Press Learn
4. Follow the onscreen instructions
TEST REMOTE CONTROL
In the Test remote control window:
1. Select a Set Top Box Command to Test
option
2. Click Test
If the STB does not work properly, click Back and
choose a different model.
3. Click Next
SELECT NAME AND PASSWORD
In the Select name and Password window:
1. Choose and enter a Name and Password in
the Name and Password fields
2. Re-enter the Password in the Confirm
password field
3. Click Next
VULKANO CONFIGURED SUCCESSFULLY
Congratulations! You have successfully set up your
Vulkano!
 Click Finish
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ADDITIONAL HELP
For information about players for PCs, Macs, iPhone/iPads, Androids and Blackberrys, please
refer to Download And Install Players on page 57.
For additional help, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions, Troubleshooting and Support
on page 58.
VULKANO SETUP FOR MAC
These steps are for setting up your Vulkano for Windows XP. If you are using Windows 7 or
Vista, please refer to the Vulkano Setup For Windows 7 And Vista section on page 36. If you are
using Windows XP, please refer to the Vulkano Setup For Windows XP section on page 40.
CONNECT VULKANO TO THE NETWORK
You can use either a wired connection or Wi-Fi connection to connect your Vulkano to your
home network.
Wired connection
If your router is close to your Vulkano:
 Connect your Vulkano to your router
using the supplied Ethernet cable
Note: You can connect your Vulkano to your
router, your PC or an open Ethernet
connection on your network.
Wi-Fi connection
If you are connecting your Vulkano to your home network through a Wi-Fi connection, then your
PC setup wizard will connect wirelessly to your home network.
CONNECT VULKANO TO THE POWER ADAPTOR
Plug the power adapter into your Vulkano and a wall plug or power strip.
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INSTALL AND RUN THE VULKANO SETUP FOR MAC
To download the Vulkano setup for Mac:
1. Go to: www.myvulkano.com/players.html
2. Click
for the Mac Player
3. Launch the downloaded Vulkano setup file
Note: It takes a few minutes to download, and then a few more minutes to install.
4. Select Player > Run Vulkano Setup
CHOOSE PASSWORD
In the Choose password window:
1. Choose and enter a password for your Vulkano
in the Password and Confirm password fields
2. Click Next
SET UP WIRELESS SETTINGS
In the Set Up Wireless Settings window:
1. Select your Home Network from the
drop-down list
2. Enter your Network Key or Passphrase
3. Click Next
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CONNECT TO WIRELESS NETWORK
Once your Vulkano has been connected to your
wireless network, it will no longer be necessary to
have your Vulkano connected directly to your router.
1. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your
Vulkano
2. Click Next in the Connect to Set Top Box
window
Note: If necessary, unplug the power supply from your
Vulkano and reconnect the audio and video cables
from your STB to your Vulkano. Then, reconnect the power supply. When the Vulkano status
light turns green, Click Next on the Connect to Set Top Box window.
CONNECT VULKANO TO YOUR STB
Your STB has output connectors on the back for Component setup, Composite setup or both. If
you have both, use the Component setup for better video quality. You will need a STB to use
Vulkano.
Connect the cables from your STB output connectors to your Vulkano’s input connectors as
shown below. For the Component setup option, you will use two sets of cables. For the
Composite option, you will only use one set.
Suggestion: Be sure to write down your STB brand and model number. You will need it later in
the setup process.
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CONNECT VULKANO TO YOUR TV
This step assumes that your STB was previously connected to your TV. You will re-use your
existing cables. For the setup process, it is not mandatory to connect your Vulkano output to a
TV. Your TV has audio and video input connectors for Component setup, Composite setup or
both. Make sure you use the same cable types, either Component or Composite, for this
connection as used in the previous section.
Connect the cables from your Vulkano output connectors to your TV’s input connectors, as
shown below. For the Component setup option, you will use two sets of cables. For the
Composite option, you will only use one set.
If your TV has an HDMI input connector, use the HDMI setup option for better audio and video
quality.
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Select VIDEO INPUT
In the Select Video Input window:
1. Select the appropriate video input
configuration that corresponds to how you
connected Vulkano to your STB:
 Composite – if you used Red/White/
Yellow cables

Component – if you used Red/Green/
Blue and Red/White/Yellow cables
2. Click Next
When you have selected the correct video input configuration, the video will be displayed in the
Video Input Configuration window.
Note: This step only appears if you have connected both Composite and Component cables.
Otherwise the input is auto-detected.
SET UP EPG (ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE)
In the Set Up EPG window:
1. Select your Country from the drop-down list
2. Enter your Zip or Postal Code
3. Click Next
Note: The EPG is supported in the United States. If
you are located in another country, click Skip.
In the Set Up EPG window:
1. Select your TV Service Provider from the
drop-down list
2. Click Next
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SELECT SET TOP BOX
In the Select Set Top Box window:
1. Select your STB Manufacturer
2. Select your STB Model
3. Click Next
If you do not know your STB manufacturer name or
model number, you can perform one of the
following options:
 Select the I couldn’t find the manufacturer
check box option, or
 Select the I couldn’t find the model number check box option
I couldn’t find the manufacturer
If you selected the I couldn’t find the manufacturer
check box option:
1. Click Next
2. Select the first code from the list
3. Click Channel Up or Channel Down and wait
a few seconds to see if the channel changes
If the channel does not change, select the next code
from the list and click Next again. Repeat this process until you find the code that works.
I couldn’t find my model number.
If you selected the I couldn’t find the model number
check box:
1. Click Next
2. Click Channel Up or Channel Down and wait
a few seconds to see if the channel changes
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Learn remote control commands
If you have exhausted the list of manufacturer and
model number test codes and still have no response
from your Vulkano:
1. Select both the I couldn’t find the
manufacturer and I couldn’t find my model
number check box options
2. Click Next
In the Learning Remote Control Commands window:
1. Select the Set Top Box type
2. Select a command from the Unlearned
Commands list
3. Press Learn
4. Follow the onscreen instructions
TEST VIDEO DEVICE CONTROL
In the Test Video Device Control window:
1. Click Channel Up or Channel Down and wait
a few seconds to see if the channel changes
2. Click Next
SET UP REMOTE ACCESS
In the Assign Vulkano Name window:
1. Enter a Vulkano Name
2. Enter a Password and Confirm Password
3. Click Next
VULKANO CONFIGURED SUCCESSFULLY
Congratulations! You have successfully set up your
Vulkano!
 Click Finish
ADDITIONAL HELP
For information about players for PCs, Macs,
iPhone/iPads, Androids and Blackberrys, please refer
to Download And Install Players on page 57.
For additional help, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions, Troubleshooting and Support
on page 58.
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SETUP THE STB CONTROL
Vulkano uses the same technology found in a universal remote control to send control codes for
a wide variety of STBs. The invisible light signal is sent from the small dark window at the front
left of your Vulkano (when looking at it from the front). This signal is strong enough, in many
cases, to bounce off the walls of your room and back into your STB’s remote control detector
window (which is often behind a dark piece of plastic on the front panel).
However, sometimes there may be a problem with the light getting from your Vulkano to your
STB. If you have no luck at all in getting your STB to respond, you should use the IR Blaster cable
which came with your Vulkano kit. Insert the plug into the hole label IR Blaster, located on your
Vulkano's rear panel. The location of the IR Blaster jack depends on the model of your Vulkano
device.
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IR BLASTER CABLE
Side View
Front View
IR BLASTER TIPS:






Make sure the infrared (IR) emitter is plugged into the correct jack, located on the back
of your Vulkano.
If you have a digital camera, camcorder, or cell phone with a digital camera in it, you can
put it into preview mode and point it at the emitter while sending out some test codes.
It is best to do this in a dark room. If it is working, the digital camera will display the
emitter LED flashing white.
Make sure the IR emitter is placed in front of the video source so it can "see" the IR
remote-control receiver built into the video device. Think of the IR emitter as a remote
control you are holding: where do you point your remote control to operate the video
device?
Try adjusting the distance between the IR emitter and the video source. Sometimes
placing it closer helps; sometimes placing it further away helps. Also, check the angle at
which it is pointed.
Make sure no light is reflecting off the front of the video device that would interfere
with the reception of the invisible IR light beam.
Finally, select a different code. Often, if the IR emitter is working, but the wrong code is
selected, some of the functions will cause a reaction in the video source - just the wrong
one. (For instance, testing the number "2" will result in turning the unit Power on/off).
This is a sign you need to try a different code.
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DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL PLAYERS
PC





Download Vulkano PC Player to your PC from www.myvulkano.com/players.html
Install and run Vulkano Player
Select Run Vulkano Player if you already set up Vulkano
Go to Player > Add or Select Vulkano > Add and enter the name and password of your
Vulkano
Select Watch TV to get started
Mac




Download Vulkano Mac Player to your Mac from www.myvulkano.com/players.html
Install and run Vulkano Player
Go to Player > Add/Select Vulkano > Add to enter the name and password of Vulkano
Go back to the Home screen and push Watch TV to get started
iPhone/iPad



Download Vulkano Player to your iPhone or iPad from the iTunes App Store
Go to Settings>Select to enter the name and password of Vulkano
Go back to the Home screen and push Live TV to get started
Android





Download Vulkano Player to your phone from Android
Market
Install and run Vulkano Player
Go to Settings > Selected Vulkano > Add Vulkano
Enter the name and password of Vulkano
Go back to the Home screen and push Live TV to get started
Blackberry





Download Vulkano Player to your phone from Blackberry Apps World
Install and run Vulkano Player
Go to Settings > Selected Vulkano > Add Vulkano
Enter the name and password of Vulkano
Go back to the Home screen and push Live TV to get started
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For frequently asked questions, go to: http://www.myvulkano.com/support_faq.html.
TROUBLESHOOTING
For additional information or technical assistance for your Vulkano product, go to Monsoon’s
Technical Support Website at: http://www.myvulkano.com/support.html.
SUPPORT
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM PST (Monday – Saturday)
phone: +1 (866) 937-4282
e-mail: SUPPORT@MONSOONMULTIMEDIA.COM
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