Connecting IEEE 1394 Devices

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Welcome to NetCommand TM2.0
Your new Mitsubishi television is equipped with NetCommand TM 2.0, the latest technology in home
theater control. NetCommand TM technology combines the control of older IR controlled devices with the
control of brand new IEEE 1394 devices to make your television the "brain" of your home theater. By
connecting all of your compatible A/V devices as mapped out in both the Owner's Guide, and this, the
NetCommand TM Guide, you will be able to view and control your compatible
television screen and TV remote control. Here are just some of the benefits
A/V devices using your
NetCommand TM will offer to
you:
• The Device Selection
• You can operate
menu to select devices
all compatible
• You can enjoy automatic
Receiver.
• Easy switching
switching
from TV speakers
• Both your IEEE 1394 devices
together
devices
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Special Features
Device Selection
Menu
Track List
This menu allows you to:
• Select the device for viewing on the TV.
• Select TV speakers or A/V Receiver speakers for the
audio.
• Change a NetCommand
inputs automatically.
• Power NetCommand
TM
NetCommand
For NetCommand
TM
TM
or delete
Setup
compatible A/V Receiver's
devices on or off.
• Verify NetCommandTM recordings and peer-to-peer
connections.
• Cancel recordings or peer-to-peer connections,
TM
traditional
NetCommand TM Setup should
completed.
The NetCommand
devices,
the
have been
TM Setup will detail
what type and brand of devices are connected and
how these devices are connected to the TV and
A/V Receiver.
In addition, you need to connect IR
Emitters to the TV connection labeled IR Emitter
Home Theater Control. IR Emitter ends should be
• Display the menu for HAVi devices,
Transport
The Track List allows you to play, select
the programs stored on your AV Disc.
Menu
This menu allows you to operate the transport
functions of NetCommand TM compatible IR
properly placed in front of each NetCommand TM IR
device. You will need to make this connection in
order to control NetCommand TM IR devices. The
controlled
devices.
remote control needs to be programmed
to operate
NetCommand TM functions.
See the TV Owner's
and IEEE 1394 recording
and playback
The Record button on the remote control will allow
Guide for instructions on connecting IR compatible
devices, using the NetCommand TM Setup and
programming
the remote control.
you to begin a recording or schedule a delayed
recording using NetCommand TM. The CONNECT
Non-NetCommand
button allows you to establish a peer-to-peer
connection between two IEEE 1394 devices
connected to the TV network.
When you are using a non-NetCommand
TM
compatible device, select the device on the Device
Selection menu and press ENTer. Then move the
Record and Connect Buttons
TM
IR Devices
slide switch at the top of your remote control to the
appropriate layer and point the remote control at
the device to control it, or you will need to use the
remote control that came with that device. You can
also use the IR Emitter-Repeater
back of the TV.
outputs
from the
Connecting IEEE 1394 Devices
There are two different connection styles that can
be used when connecting
IEEE 1394 devices.
Use the style that fits your network of audio/video
products.
Direct Device-To-Device
Style
Digital
DVD
(Figure 1)
The IEEE 1394 offers you the capability to
chain devices, unlike previous audio and video
connections
where you had to individually connect
each device directly to the TV. For example, you
can connect your D-VHS to your 1394 DVD Player
and then connect the 1394 DVD Player to the TV.
Figure 1. Direct Device-To-Device
Digital
VCR
Style
The resulting IEEE 1394 chain will allow you to add
more devices to the chain. You will be able to see
each video device on the TV and send information
from any IEEE 1394 device to other compatible
devices.
1394 T _,
TV
1394 Device #1
Hub Connection
Style
(Figure 2)
The IEEE 1394 also offers you the capability to
connect your devices using the TV as a hub within
the audio/video network. Each device can send
information, which may include audio and video, to
any other device in the network.
1394 Device #2
Figure
When Connecting
2.
Hub Connection
Style
IEEE 1394 Devices
• Do not loop the last device in the chain back to the TV. When the device chain is looped, the TV may not be able to
work with the other devices.
• Place devices that have only a mechanical (two-position) power switch at the end of the chain or leave the power
switch in the ON position. When turned OFF, IEEE 1394 signals may not be able to pass through the device to other
devices.
• Place devices with the slowest communication speed at the end of the chain. Sometimes the communication speed
will be marked near the IEEE 1394 connector as an "S" number. The higher the number, the faster the communication
speed. Devices with slow communication speed can interfere with IEEE 1394 signals from faster devices.
• Do not use an IEEE 1394 cable longer than 15 feet between each device.
• This TV is an IEEE 1394A Device. IEEE 1394B is currently under development. This system will provide for longdistances and multi-room applications. Included in the IEEE 1394B systems is IEEE 1394A to IEEE 1394B converters
to maintain compatibility with this TV and other IEEE 1394A devices.
Connecting IEEE 1394 Devices
4-Pin Style vs. 6-Pin Style
(Figures I and 2)
There are two different types of connectors
IEEE 1394 terminals
a 6-pin style.
and cables,
used for
a 4-pin style, and
The 4-pin connector is capable of sending digital
audio signals, digital video signals and digital
control signals back and forth between devices.
Your TV has three 4-pin type connectors
Figure 1. 4-pin connector
available.
The 6-pin connector is capable of sending the same
digital audio, video and control signals as the 4-pin
connector, but the 6-pin connector is also able to
send low voltage electrical power. The purpose
of this electrical power is to provide the needed
operating power to a device that is not connected
directly to the household AC power such as some
camcorders.
A device with a 6-pin connector can
send this electrical power to another device, or
receive electrical power from another device, or
simply use a 6-pin connector
additional pins.
A 6-pin
a 4-pin
device
a 6-pin
using the two
connector cannot be connected directly to
jack, and vice versa. To connect a 6-pin
to a 4-pin device, you will need to obtain
to 4-pin adaptor cable. These cables are
available
Figure 2. 6-pin connector
without
from electronic
and computer
stores.
If you connect a 6-pin device to the TV (such as a
camcorder) that is designed to receive electrical
power from another 6-pin device, then you will need
to connect the camcorder directly to the household
AC, or use the camcorder's
battery for power. If this
is not possible, then the camcorder will need to be
connected directly to another 6-pin device in the
network that can provide the electrical power.
Adding IEEE 1394 Devices Automatically
When an IEEE 1394 device
is connected
into the TV network
and is powered
ON, the new device will
automatically
announce its presence. This is called device discovery and can take up to 1 minute. Some
non-audio/video
or non-compatible
IEEE 1394 devices, such as Personal Computers (PCs), may not
announce their presence to the TV. The TV will not be able to show these devices in the Device Selection
menu, however, they will still be available
with these non-audio/video
devices.
IEEE 1394 cable boxes and satellite
those devices.
For some compatible
be able to control operation.
to other devices
receivers
devices,
on the IEEE 1394 network
that are compatible
may require that you use the remote control that came with
the Cable/DSS/DTV
position of the TV remote control may
New 1394 Device Screen
(Figure 1)
When your TV discovers a new IEEE 1394 device,
the New 1394 Device screen will appear. Selecting
Add will include the device in the Device Selection
menu. Selecting Not Added will not add the device
to the Device Selection menu. If the IEEE 1394
device does not provide audio and video, you may
not want to add that device to the TV's Device
Selection menu. Devices that were discovered
but not added to the Device Selection menu will
Figure 1. New 1394 Device Screen
still be listed in the Review screen of the Edit
NetCommand TM menu.
Name for 1394 Device Screen
(Figure 2)
If you choose to add the discovered IEEE 1394
device, the Name for 1394 Device Screen will
appear. You can then name the device or use the
default name that appears automatically.
Some IEEE 1394 digital devices, such as some
D-VHS VCRs, can also operate as analog devices.
For example, some D-VHS VCRs can also record
and play in VHS or S-VHS. This feature allows you
to play analog rental tapes or analog tapes from
your established library or make analog recordings
from antenna or cable systems. To use the analog
capability, check the Analog Connection box. Also,
you will need to connect the device to the TV using
video or S-video cables.
Figure 2. Name for 1394 Device Screen
Adding IEEE 1394 Devices Automatically
1394 Device Type Screen
(Figure 1)
If the new 1394 device is also connected
using
analog inputs, you will need to define the device
type. Select the type of device, such as a VCR.
Once the device type is selected, then the Device
screen is displayed so the manufacturer
can be
selected (see Figure 2). If the manufacturer
is listed,
then you may be able to control this device while it
is operating as an analog VCR. For example, if the
IEEE 1394 device you have added is a Mitsubishi
Figure I. 1394 Device Type Screen
D-VHS VCR, and you have selected an analog
connection as a second connection, then you will
select Mitsubishi for the manufacturer.
Be sure to place an IR Emitter in front of the remote
control sensor, just as you have done for other
NetCommand TM compatible traditional devices.
It
is necessary to use the IR Emitter only when the
D-VHS VCR is being used as an S-VHS or VHS
VCR. When the D-VHS VCR is playing or recording
digital signals in D-VHS, the TV will control the VCR
through
Figure 2. VCR (Device Sample) Screen
the IEEE 1394 cable.
Connection
Screen
(Figure 3)
The Connection Screen allows you to select which
input on the TV you used to connect the video or
S-Video cables and which TV or A/V Receiver input
you used to connect the stereo audio cables. Match
the input names for the TV Input and AVR Input
selections.
If your A/V Receiver has other inputs
than those listed in the menu, those other inputs are
not available for NetCommand TM.
The playback and record control of some DV
camcorders
may still operate by the IEEE 1394
cable automatically,
even though you must use
the video or S-video cable for the picture. In this
case, when you select the Camcorder, be sure to
select analog (not digital) from the pop up when a
camcorder is selected from the Device Selection
menu. Then the picture is shown via the analog
connection but control is from IEEE 1394.
Figure 3. Connection Screen
Adding IEEE 1394 Devices Automatically
Compatible
IEEE 1394 Devices
Digital Control
It is possible to connect devices to the TV that have
IEEE 1394 connectors
but are not compatible with
the TV or with the NetCommand TM control system.
This TV is DTV Link compatible, and should work
properly with other devices that carry the DTV Link
logo. There
consider:
are three areas of compatibility
to
• Digital Audio Signals
EIA-775 is designed for tuning devices such as
cable boxes allowing the device to send simple
graphics. However, this standard does not
allow the TV to control the cable box by IEEE
1394.
HAVi (Home Audio Video Interoperablity)
is
designed to handle AV/C type of control and
allows each device to "teach" the TV how to
• Digital Control Signals
Video Signals
The TV is able to decode
cont'd.
AV/C (Audio Video Control) is designed
to provide basic controls such as play, stop,
channel selection and volume, as appropriate
for the device.
• Digital Video Signals
Digital
Signals,
MPEG2 video.
Other
types of digital video, such as DV video, provided
by some camcorders,
must be decoded by the
source device and sent to the TV as analog video
or S-Video.
If the camcorder uses a compatible
digital control system, the IEEE 1394 cable can still
provide control for the camcorder while the TV is
control more than simple basic functions. The
device will inform the TV what information
and control buttons will be needed on device
specific menus so the additional functions can
be controlled.
The ability of a device to "teach"
the TV how to control new functions allows the
TV to control non-traditional
devices or new
types of devices
not yet developed.
viewing the video or S-Video signals.
Some devices may be a combination
more types of devices. For instance,
Digital Audio Signals
The TV is able to decode Dolby Digital signals, PCM
Digital Audio Signals and MPEG Audio signals.
Other types of digital audio such as MP3 Audio and
DTS Audio, as provided by some digital recording
devices, cannot be decoded by the TV.
The TV may not be able to pass incompatible digital
audio signals on the coaxial digital audio output,
however these signals may pass on the IEEE 1394
cable to other devices.
Digital Control Signals
Discs, tuners,
compatible
standards.
cable boxes and amplifiers
with the following
be a recording device that is also a tuning device.
Each portion of the device is called a sub-unit.
When you select a device on the Device Selection
menu that has sub-units, a pop-up menu will
appear so you can select which sub-unit section
you wish to use.
The TV is not able to control
that are
IEEE 1394 control
IEEE 1394 devices
that use other types of control protocols.
Incompatible
digital audio, video and/or control
information will still be able to pass from one
device through the TV to another device. These
incompatible devices may not appear on the Device
Selection menu or in the Review screen of the Edit
NetCommand
The TV is able to act as the control center for
IEEE 1394 audio/video
devices, such as VCRs, AV
of two or
there may
TM
menu.
Device Selection Menu
When you press the DEVICE
button on your remote control,
the Device Selection menu
appears. When NetCommand
has not been setup, the Device
Connection
Video
Section
TM
Selection menu allows you to
select the input for viewing.
When NetCommand TM is setup
the Device Selection menu
allows you to select the device
for viewing, select audio from
the TV speakers or A/V Receiver,
power compatible devices On or
Off, and verify the destination of
signals.
Figure
I.
Device Selection
Device Section
When the Device
menu after NetCommand
TM
has been setup.
Audio Section
Selection
menu is displayed, the
Device or Input you are currently
gold-colored
icon.
When a NetCommand TM compatible legacy IR
controlled A/V Receiver, or HAVi amplifier has been
connected to the TV and added to NetCommand TM
viewing shows a
Setup, an icon for this device will appear
To select another device or input, use the ADJUST
button • • '& or V, to move the yellow highlight
among the devices.
Press ENTer to select the
device you would like to view and hear. The TV
inputs are automatically
changed.
If NetCommand
is setup, the inputs on compatible A/V Receivers
are automatically
changed at the same time.
TM
Power Devices On/Off
in the
audio section. Use the AUDIO button to change
navigation to the audio section. Then use the
arrow buttons to select the TV speakers icon or
the A/V Receiver icon. Press ENTer to change the
audio selection.
Use the DEVICE button to return
navigation
to the Device Section.
Video Section
The TV icon is the destination for the currently
selected device shown in the Video Section.
Some devices will power On automatically when you
select to use the device. These devices will power
Off automatically
when you turn Off the TV. For
devices that do not power On or Off automatically
display the Device Selection menu, ADJUST • or
• to highlight the device icon and press POWER
on the remote control. For the A/V Receiver, press
Connection
The Connection
Section
Section
that are currently connected to the device
highlighted in the Device Section.
the AUDIO button to move the navigation to the
Audio Section. Highlight the A/V Receiver icon and
press POWER. If you press POWER on the remote
control when the Device Selection menu is not
For example, if the Digital
recording from ANT-DTV,
highlight to the ANT-DTV
appear in the Connection
displayed,
disappear
icon.
the TV will turn Off.
shows the other devices
VHS (D-VHS) is currently
when you move the
icon, the D-VHS icon will
Section. This icon will
when you move the highlight
to another
Transport Menu
Displaying the Transport
Menu
Selecting a VCR or DVD Player from the Device
Selection menu will automatically
display the
Transport menu. This menu is also displayed when
one of the transport buttons on the remote control
is pressed when viewing these devices. You can
re-display this menu by pressing the Device Menu
button.
Using the Transport
Menu
Figure 1. Transport Menu.
When the Transport menu is displayed, you can
select transport functions on the menu using the
ADJUST buttons and then select the function by
pressing ENTer. For example, if you want to pause
playback, use ADJUST to scroll over to the PAUSE
key. Then press ENTer to pause.
ADJUST Button
ENTer Button
To directly access a transport function, without using
the ADJUST and ENTer buttons, you may press the
desired function button on the remote control.
Please note that if a function
is not possible,
as record for a DVD Player, the Transport
button will be grayed out.
such
menu
Transport
Control
Button
You can turn off the automatic display of the
transport menu in the Setup menu of the TV. See
the TV Owner's Guide for instructions.
When
\
turned off, the transport menu will not be displayed
when you select VCR or DVD Player on the Device
Selection menu, or press a transport button, or
the Device Menu button. However, even when the
Transport
menu is turned
off, you can continue
to
operate the Transport functions of NetCommand
devices by pressing the transport control buttons
the remote control.
TM
on
Figure 2. Remote Control (ADJUST and ENTer buttons)
Remote Control Buttons: Device Menu Button
ADJUST Button
ENTer Button
DEVICE MENU Button
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Device Menu Button
The DEVICE MENU button displays the Transport
playback devices. A second press of this button will
display the menus for NetCommand TM compatible
IEEE 1394 devices. Menu access varies by device.
While watching a NetCommand TM compatible
traditional IR controlled or an IEEE 1394 device,
press the DEVICE MENU button once or twice, to
display the menu for that device.
Figure 1. Remote Control (DEVICE MENU, ADJUST
and ENTer buttons)
When the Device Selection menu is displayed, and
a HAVi IEEE 1394 device is highlighted, pressing
the DEVICE MENU button will automatically
display
the menu for that device over the current source.
The HAVi IEEE 1394 device does not need to be the
current source. Some IEEE 1394 devices do not
have a menu to display. Check with the Owner's
Guide of the IEEE 1394 device.
For playback
devices,
the first time you press the
DEVICE MENU button, it displays the Transport
menu. A second press of this button displays the
menus for NetCommand TM compatible devices.
Menu access varies by device.
When the menu for the device has been displayed,
to navigate, use the ADJUST _, =, V and ENTer
buttons. For some NetCommand TM traditional
devices
buttons
you will also be able to use the number
and other additional buttons.
For traditional DVD players,
known as the setup menu.
the Device Menu is also
Remote Control Buttons: Guide button / Track List screen
Guide Button
The GUIDE button displays
programming
guides.
the on-screen
• For NetCommand TM compatible satellite receivers
and some cable boxes, the GUIDE button will
JIDE Button
display the on-screen programming
guide for
the receiver or cable box. Use the ADJUST and
ENTer buttons to navigate the displayed Guide.
For Netcommand TM compatible satellite receivers,
you may also be able to use the number or other
additional buttons.
ENTer Button
• For NetCommand TM compatible DVD players, the
GUIDE button will display the DVD disc menu (not
the setup menu).
ADJUST Bu_on
• For Ant-DTV and IEEE 1394 devices, pressing
the GUIDE button will display the Digital Channel
Guide showing the sub-channels,
or bitstreams for
the current channel or device. For Ant-DTV only the
sub-channels
for the current channel are seen first.
Press ADJUST ,& or • to see all the channels in
memory.
• For compatible traditional VCRs, pressing the
GUIDE button when the VCR is highlighted on the
Device Selection menu, will change the VCR's input.
Figure 1. Remote Control (GUIDE, ENTer and ADJUST
buttons)
• For AV Discs, pressing GUIDE will display the
Track List screen (Figure 2).
• For selected NetCommand TM compatible A/V
Receivers, press the GUIDE button while the Device
Selection menu is displayed, the highlight surrounds
the A/V Receiver icon and the control is in the
Audio section. The A/V Receiver will switch from
Analog Audio to digital Audio and vice versa.
• While the Device Selection menu is displayed
with the control in the Audio Section and the A/V
Receiver icon is highlighted then a press of the
GUIDE button switches the A/V Receiver from
analog audio to digital audio, and vice versa.
Track List Screen
(Figure 2)
When viewing an AV Disc, pressing the GUIDE
button will display the Track List screen. The Track
List screen provides a list of tracks for the AV Disc,
including
duration,
the time and date the track was added, its
and the title of the track. Tracks will be
listed in time order with the most recent recording
listed first. Track Lists vary in size. Press ADJUST
•& or • to navigate through the Track List. To play a
track, select it on the list, then press ENTer.
Figure 2. Track List screen
Once a track is selected, the first program begins
to play. If there are multiple programs in the track,
the names are displayed.
Another program for the
same track can then be selected.
A track must be
selected
and playing for the multiple
programs
to be
displayed.
To delete a track, select it, then press
CANCEL.
If the track includes multiple programs,
all of them will be deleted.
Remote Control Buttons: Special Features and Record
Special Features
To record from Ant-A, Ant-B, Ant-DTV
devices,
see NetCommand
TM
or other
Controlled
Recordings.
For both NetCommand TM compatible traditional IR
devices and IEEE 1394 compatible devices, these
buttons on your TV remote control may also operate
the similar functions for the device:
CHANNEL
VOLUME
MUTE
Numbers
HOME
NetCommand
in a recording
0-9
TM
is able to search to a specific
2. Use the number
The exact function
will depend on the device being
See the Appendix
for additional
information.
time
on an IEEE 1394 AV Disc.
1. Start the playback
disc.
ENTer
ADJUST
INFO
used.
AV Disc Search
of the desired
buttons
track on the AV
to enter the time code
position of hours followed by minutes.
For example,
to enter one hour and twenty-two
minutes (1:22)
into the track, enter 1, 2, 2.
3. Press ENTer to skip to the time code position.
Record Button
The Record button allows you to record on both
NetCommand TM traditional IR devices and IEEE
1394 compatible
recording
devices.
Recording On A NetCommand
Traditional VCR
TM
Pressing the Record button will function the same
way as pressing the record button on the VCR's
remote control or front panel.
To record directly from antenna
or cable:
1. Display the Device Selection menu. Highlight the
traditional VCR and press POWER to turn on the
VCR. If necessary, press GUIDE to select the input
the VCR is on, such as Antenna input (or line input).
2. Press ENTer to switch the TV to the VCR.
3. Select the correct channel for recording on the
VCR and then press REC to start recording.
You
will need to manually stop the recording
of the program. OR...
4. Press the DEVICE
MENU button to display
the VCR's menu to schedule
directly
from antenna
at the end
a delayed
or cable.
recording
4. To cancel the request or to start over, press
CANCEL instead of ENTer.
NetCommand
Recording
TM
Controlled Recordings
Setup
Time-Delayed
Recording
(Figure 1)
You will need to select the destination
Your TV is able to start and stop recordings
automatically
and send the signals from one
external playback device to another external
you want to record to, the duration
the start time, day, and channel.
recording device. It is also able to convert digital
signals from Ant-DTV and from IEEE 1394
devices to analog signals that can be recorded
on NetCommand TM compatible analog VHS and
To initiate a time-delayed
S-VHS VCRs. You cannot record from an analog
device such as Ant-A, Ant-B or a VHS or S-VHS
VCR to a digital recording
VCR or AV Disc.
device such as a D-VHS
You can schedule the recording to take place at a
later time and program the recording duration, in
30 minute increments, to last from 30 minutes to 6
hours.
When a digital recording is being made, the TV will
direct the signals to the recording device using the
IEEE 1394 cable. During the recording the TV is
able to watch any analog source or can be turned
off.
[]
Display the Device
Selection
[]
Select the source device you want to record and
press ENTer.
[]
While viewing the source,
[]
Select the destination device, duration time, the
start time and day. For devices that can select
channels, select the channel.
[]
Select the Add button to add the recording
to the record list (a confirmation
message will be
displayed).
[]
Select the Quit button when all recordings have been added.
Note: When selecting channels, you may use the
ADJUST • or V, or use the number buttons.
During the analog recording, the TV can be
powered Off. If the TV is powered On, it must be
watching the source that is being recorded.
If the Monitor outputs are sent to the A/V Receiver,
then the A/V Receiver must be turned on and set to
the TV input.
Now
To initiate recording
Figure 1. Record/Connect
now:
[]
Display the Device Selection
[]
Select the source device you want to record and
menu.
[]
While viewing the source device, press the REC
button. The Record/Connect
screen is
press ENTer.
[]
[]
displayed.
Check that the destination
device (VCRt)
duration
if necessary.
are OK.
Change
and
Press REC a second time to initiate recording.
menu.
press the REC button.
right audio.
While viewing Ant-A, Ant-B, Ant-DTV, an IEEE
1394 device, or a non-recording
traditional device,
pressing the REC button will bring up the Record/
Connect Screen.
of the recording,
recording:
When an analog recording is being made, the TV
will direct signals to the recording device using the
Monitor Output Video or S-Video and stereo left and
Recording
device that
Screen
NetCommand
TM
Controlled Recordings
Record List Screen
Restrictions
for Traditional
VCRs
(Figure 1)
To view a list of all of your currently
programmed
recordings, select List from the Record/Connect
screen. A maximum of 8 scheduled recordings
are possible at a time. To cancel a recording on
the Record List, use ADJUST A or • to select the
recording,
then press CANCEL.
If turned On, the TV must be viewing the source device.
• Your VCR must be connected to the A/V Receiver VCR
record outputs, or TV monitor outputs if you do not have
an A/V Receiver.
• The VCR must be set manually to "line input". Display
the Device Selection menu, highlight the VCR and press
GUIDE to change VCR inputs.
• If you are connected to an A/V Receiver, the A/V
Receiver must be turned on.
• To record directly from antenna or cable, connect the
TV "Loop Out" to the VCR "Antenna In."
• The TV can select channels on compatible cable boxes
for recordings.
Leave the cable box turned on.
• If the AV Receiver, source device or recording device
cannot power On automatically, then leave those devices
powered On.
Figure 1. Record List Screen
Cancel Current Recordings
To cancel a recording in progress, display the
Device Selection menu and highlight the source
of the recording.
Confirm that the icon for VCR
(or recording device) is in the Connection Section
next to the TV icon. Press the CANCEL button.
The icon for the VCR (or recording device) will
disappear from the Connection Section to confirm
the cancellation.
Copy-Protected
When attempting
Material
to record copy-protected
and
5C protected material, the Record functions of the
NetCommand TM and IEEE 1394 systems may be
prevented or stopped.
If one of the sub-channels
in a bitstream is copyprotected, then the entire bitstream, that is, all
programs for that bitstream or channel, are similarly
copy-protected.
If you have a recording that is
tagged "Record Once", NetCommand TM will not
allow another copy to be made.
NetCommand
TM
Controlled Peer-to-Peer Connections
What is a Peer-to-Peer
Setting up a Peer-to-Peer
Connection?
Connection
A peer-to-peer connection allows the IEEE 1394
devices in your TV network to talk to each other
without the further need of TV intervention once the
(Figure
peer-to-peer
connection
is established.
1)
A peer-to-peer connection is a current connection
and cannot be setup as a delayed connection.
For example, the TV can setup a connection
for an AV Disc or DVCR that sends a recorded
To establish
program to an IEEE 1394 monitor in another room.
NetCommand TM will establish the connection
between the two devices.
Once the connection has
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Display the Device Selection
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Switch the TV to the source device and channel
if device selects channels.
Press the CONNECT button.
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The Record/Connect
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Select the destination device to which you want
to connect, for example, another IEEE 1394
device.
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Select the duration of the connection
(how
long you want the connection to last). The
peer-to-peer connection is immediately
established and continues for the selected
been established,
the TV can be turned off or used
to watch another device. Recording from Ant-DTV
to a DVCR is also a peer-to-peer connection.
In this
case the TV is one of the devices
connection.
in the peer-to peer
Analog or traditional (non-digital) devices
used for peer-to-peer connections.
can not be
duration.
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a peer-to-peer
connection:
menu.
screen displays.
When the duration
is up, the peer-to-
peer connection is automatically
ended.
Press CONNECT again to begin the peer-topeer connection.
Multiple peer-to-peer connections
can occur
simultaneously,
sometimes with the same source
device. Also, please note that peer-to-peer
connections
are NOT listed on the Record List
screen.
Figure 1. Connection Screen
Cancelling a Current Peer-toPeer Connection
When a peer-to-peer connection has been
established, you can cancel the connection
by
highlighting the source device in the Device
Selection menu. Confirm that the icon for the peerto-peer connection
is in the Connection Section
next to the TV icon. Press the CANCEL key. The
peer-to-peer connection will end and the destination
icon will be removed. If there is more than one
peer-to-peer
canceled.
connection,
the connections
will all be
Problem
• When a Device is selected from the Device Selection
menu, the screen is blue (no signal source).
Possible Solution
• Make sure the selected device is turned on.
• From the Edit NetCommandTM menu select Review then
check the Review screen to see if inputs match the actual
connections on the TV inputs. If they do not match,
either change the actual connections, or select Change
on the Edit NetCommand TM menu to change the
TV Memory for the connection.
The Device does not respond to key presses from the
remote.
• Remote has not been setup for NetCommandTMuse.
See the Owner's Guide.
• The incorrect manufacturer was selected during setup.
Select Change on the Edit NetCommandTMmenu and then
select the device to display the manufacturer selection.
Change if necessary.
• The device is not supported.
• The requested function is not supported by NetOommandTM.
Verify the function supported.
• The IR emitter is incorrectly placed. Make sure the IR
emitter is facing the IR sensor in the device.
• The IR emitter is not plugged into the IR emitter Home
Theater Control jack,
• The IR emitter is plugged into the IR Emitter-Repeater jack
instead of the IR Emitter Home Theater Control jack.
• The IR emmiter faces the TV as well as the device
causing double signals - ensure that the IR emitter
cannot send to the TV.
• The A/V Receiver is the selected audio source but
there is no sound.
• Check to see if the A/V Receiver power is turned on.
After the power is turned on, redisplay the Device
Selection menu and press ENTer to allow NetCommand TM to correctly select the A/V Receiver input.
• From the Edit NetCommandTMselect Review. Check
the Review screen to see if the A/V Receiver inputs for
the selected configuration match the actual
connections on the A/V Receiver. If they do not match
either change the actual connections, or select
Change on the Edit NetCommand TM menu to change the
TV memory for the connection.
• The TV Speaker icon or A/V Receiver icon is grayed
out and not selectable.
• Select Change from the Edit NetCommand TM menu,
and then select the device. Once the Connection
screen is displayed, check if the audio checkbox is
selected for the TV input and/or AVR input.
• Devices are grayed out in the Device Selection menu
or the PIP Selection menu.
• A recording is in progress requiring
out. Cancel the recording to select
• Digital devices (Ant-DTV and 1394
devices with scanning rate of 480p
display in the PIP or POR
Cannot see the A/V Receiver menu.
the use of Monitor
the device.
devices) and
or 1080i can not
• Normally, the A/V Receiver is not connected to any
input of the TV. To check the A/V Receiver menu,
temporarily plug into an unused input of the TV. Then
after selecting Review from the Edit NetCommand TM
menu, turn the input On to view the A/V Receiver
menu.
Problem
• The REC button is not working, or, on the Transport
menu the record key is grayed out and not available.
Possible Solution
• The device does not support recording, such as a DVD
player.
• Recordings can not be initiated from the Transport menu
when the device is an IEEE 1394 device. To record to
an IEEE 1394 device, change the TV to the ANT-DTV or
source device for the recording and press the REC key.
The Record menu displays allowing setup of a recording.
• There is no audio and video from the IEEE 1394 device.
•
•
•
•
The device is not turned on - turn the device power on.
No media (tape or disc) is inserted into the device.
The media is blank (has no recording).
The play command failed - Try pressing play again on the
device's remote control or front panel.
• The device is already in use (for example the device is
currently the recording).
• The source is copy-protected or violates copy-protection.
• The device's digital video signal is not supported by
the TV, such as DV video common with camcorders.
Use analog connections instead, if available.
• The device is not an audio/video device.
• Too many other devices are already communicating over
IEEE 1394. Remove or stop some devices and try
again.
• The IEEE 1394 device cannot be selected.
• Both IEEE 1394 devices and Ant-DTV can not be
displayed in the PIE
• The device may be busy, either recording or a peer-topeer connection has been established. Cancel the
recording or peer-to-peer connection.
• The IEEE 1394 Device is not listed in the Device
Selection menu.
• The device is unchecked in the Review screen.
Go to Setup in the Main menu, select Edit NetCommand
Setup, then select Review. Verify the device is checked.
• The IEEE 1394 plug is disconnected or loose.
• The IEEE 1394 Device has not been powered On. Turn
on the device power.
• The device has not been discovered.
• The device is not an Audio/Video
device.
TM
Problem
Possible Solution
• Cannot record to or from the IEEE 1394 device,
including Dub recordings.
• To initiate a recording to IEEE 1394 device, first
select the source device to record, such as Ant-DTV
(NOT the recording device). Then press the REC
key. The Record/Connect menu displays allowing
setup of the recording.
• The source device for the recording is not powered on.
• For a dubbing, the destination device for the recording
is not powered on.
• The wrong media, (analog tape for digital recording, or
digital tape for the analog recording) is in the device.
• Either the program is copy protected, or if there
are multiple subchannels and one of the programs (not
necessarily the program requested) is copy protected.
• The program has already been recorded once
and the copy protection only allows one recording.
• Unapproved source device for copy protected material.
• The recording device can not decode the copyright
signal included in the signal source (try another device
if available).
• The playing device (for dubbing) does not support
copyrighted material.
• Source for recording is copyrighted.
• Too many IEEE 1394 devices in network. Insufficient
bandwith available. Disconnect unused devices
• Source Device has higher speed (S 400) than record
device. If possible, reverse devices, play in the slower
device and record in the faster device.
• DEVICE MENU button does not display a menu.
• The IEEE 1394 device does not provide a menu.
• Cannot control the IEEE 1394 device from the
Transport Menu.
• Device may not support the command.
• Selected function is gray (such as Record for a DVD,
which does not support the Record function.)
• An IEEE 1394 device has been plugged in but
does not appear in the Device Selection menu
(not discovered).
• The IEEE 1394 connection to the TV or another device
is not secure or is loose.
• The IEEE 1394 device is not powered on.
• Some device in the IEEE 1394 chain is not powered turn on all the devices.
• The device discovery can take as long as a minute
to initiate.
• IEEE 1394 cable is too long (maximum of 15 feet
between devices).
• The IEEE 1394 device uses an incompatible protocol
and cannot be discovered.
• The IEEE 1394 plug does not fit into TV (too large).
• The wrong type of IEEE 1394 cable has been used.
Obtain a 4-pin type or a 6 pin to 4 pin adaptor cable
from an electronic or computer store.
Problem
Possible Solution
• Cannot see a picture from a DV Camcorder.
• Go to Device
connection.
Selection
menu and select
analog
• Connect the DV Camcorder
to analog input (for
example, Input-5). Then go to Setup in the main menu,
select Edit NetCommand
TM, and select
Change.
On the
Change screen select the camcorder.
On the Name
screen, check Analog Connection.
Then select the
device and on the following screen, select which analog
input was used, and check
• All IEEE 1394 devices disappear.
audio
and/or
video.
•When connecting the devices, there must always be
a device at the end. The devices should not all be
connected in a loop that returns to the TV.
•Disconnect all the cables and devices from the TV.
Replace them one by one to locate the problem device
or cable.
•Use system reset.
• Cannot rediscover a deleted IEEE 1394 device.
•The device has been disconnected. Plug it in.
•The device is unchecked in the Review screen.
Go to Setup in the Main menu, select Edit
NetCommand TM, then select Review. Verify the
device is checked.
•Remove IEEE 1394 plug. Go to the Edit NetCommand TM
menu. Delete the IEEE 1394 device. Plug the device in
again so it can be discovered again.
• Excessive digital artifacts.
•The IEEE 1394 cable is too long (maximum of 15 feet
between devices.)
•There may be a slow device in the middle of the IEEE
1394 network. Move the slow devices to the end so
that connections for faster devices do not pass through
them.
• DVCR analog/digital
problems.
• D-VHS recordings for digital cable have drop-outs (loss
of picture or sound),
•If the tape is currently playing but no picture displays,
you may have a mismatch of the media with the display.
Press the DEVICE key to display the Device Selection
menu. Press ENTER for the DVCR device. From the
pop up box, if digital is selected, try analog, or if analog
is selected, try digital.
,Digital cable signals on IEEE 1394 can exceed
the standards established for D-VHS and this can
cause some droputs.
m
NetCommand
TMControls
When
Device
Selection
Menu
isDisplayed
andtheDevice
isHighlighted
(Yellow
Outline)
NetCommand
TM
Compatible
Traditional
Devices
Remote
Control
Button
AVReciever
VCR
DVD
POWER
Power
on/off
Power
on/off
Power
on/off
Power
on/off
(toggle)
(toggle)
(toggle)
(toggle)
IEEE
1394
andHAVi
Devices
CableBox/OBS Tuner/cable
box/
DBS
DEVICE
MENU
AVDisc
D-VCR
Amplifier
Power
on/off
Power
on/off
Power
on/off
Power
on/off
(toggle)
(toggle)
(toggle)
(toggle)
Device
Menu
Device
Menu
Device
Menu
Device
Menu
(ifHAVi
(ifHAVi
(ifHAVi
(ifHAVi
compatible), compatible), compatible), compatible),
AV/Ccontrol
panelAV/Ccontrol
panelAV/Ccontrol
panelAV/Ccontrol
panel
(ifprovided)
(ifprovided)
(ifprovided)
(ifprovided)
GUIDE
FORMAT
changes
betwesn changes
VCR
Digital
andAnalog
inputs
audio
Changes
antenna
inputs
(RCAmodel
DTC-IO0
only)
Changes
Changes
output
output
between betwesn
HDand
Interlaced
and
SD
Progressive
selectmodels
TM
WhentheDeviceisbeingViewedorPlayed
IEEE 1394and HAVi Devices
NetCommandCompatible
TraditionalDevices
TM
Remote
Control
Button
AVR
VCR
DVD
Cable/DBS
Cable/DBS
CHMp/ttown
Channelup/down
VOL up/down
MUTE
0-9(digits)
CHup/down
or
Skip
Channel
up!down
whenHAVi
Forward/B_ckwards
Chapter Pageup/down
whenguide Pageup/down
orTrack
guide
showing
showing
CANCEL
Mute onJoff
number
functions
number
functions
numberfunctions
Last Channel Recall
1stpressTra_sport
Menu.
2ndpress
SetupMenudisplay
1stpressTransport
Menu.
Setupmenu
d_My or Actbn
function
2ridpressSetupMenudisplay
RECORD
REW/REV
FF/FWD
number
functions
Enter or select
Counter Reset
Enteror select
Exit or return
DiscMenudisplay
up/down
left/right
Play
Play
Stop
Stop
Record
Rewind/Reverse
Fast Forwardor Fast play
Enteror select
Exit or return
Channel
Guide
up/down
left/right
Search by time
(when followed by ENTer)
Last Channel Recall
Device
Menu
(ifHAVicompatible)
Exit
menus/displays
ADJUST
STOP
SkipForward
(30seconds)
Indexsearchforward/reverse
Skipbackwards
tt2 seconds)
PageupMown
whentrack listis displayed)
Volume up/down
GUIDE
PLAY
Amplifier
Mute O_Gff
HOME
ENTer
VCR
VolumeU_Down
QV
DEVICE
MENU
AV Disc
Enteror select
C_',celfunction
Dighol
Channel
Guide
up/down
left/right
Ist pressTransport
Menu,Ist pressTransportMenu,
EndpressDeviceMenu 2nd press Device Menu
(if HAVi compatible)
(if HAVicompatible)
Exit
Exit
menus/displays
menus/dispiays
Device Menu
(if HAVicompatible)
Exit
menus/displays
Enter or select
Enteror select
Enteror select
Cancelftmction
_r_el function
or
Counterreset
C_ncelfunction
Tra;k
orPr0g_ listifsplay
up/down
leWright
Play
giggMChonnM
Guide
up/down
left/right
Play
Stop
Stop
Record
Record
Reverse
Reverseor Slow Play
Fast Play
Fast Play
Reverse
orSlowPlsy
Fast Play
up/down
left/right