HP Digital Entertainment Center
(With HDTV ATSC Tuner)
Start Here
Copyright © 2004–2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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Actual Components May Vary
Final Setup
Features
Initial Configuration
After you first turn on your system:
Easy to set up and fun to use
Enjoy more of your TV, movies, music, photos, and home
videos in one place. A simple and delightful interface that
puts you in control of your complete entertainment
experience. Designed to integrate easily into your existing
home entertainment components.
Easily preserve and share
memories
Capture, personalize, and create DVDs of your home
movies and back up your photos, music, or favorite TV
programs on DVD. Use the optional HP Personal Media
Drive as an easy way to add more storage or archive your
digital content.
1) Wait for the Windows welcome screen to appear.
2) Follow the onscreen instructions for the initial Microsoft Windows setup, and answer any questions.
3) After a countdown and blank screen, Windows restarts automatically.
4) After the system restarts, complete the Display wizard.
5) Use the initial Media Center setup wizard to set up the required components and optional
components. Follow the onscreen instructions.
6) Refer to the User’s Guide for instructions on initial audio and video configuration and connecting
additional equipment.
7) For further instructions on using your HP Digital Entertainment Center, refer to the User’s Guide,
Software Guide, Warranty and Support Guide, and other documentation that came with your PC.
You may also go to www.hp.com/support for more information.
Watch what you want, when
you want
Explore a whole new world of
on-demand entertainment
Pause and replay Live Standard and High Definition
over-the-air TV and record hundreds of hours of your
favorite TV shows without a monthly fee, or enjoy DVD
movies in high quality video and digital surround sound.
Explore the Internet for exciting content like on-demand
movies and music through Online Spotlight, or instant
message friends while watching your favorite TV shows.
(Surround sound system is required, sold separately. Additional cables may
be required, sold separately.)
8) Enjoy!
(Separate service contracts and/or fees may be required.)
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Final Setup
Start Here Booklet
Power on
AC Wall Outlet
Power On
Surge Protector (sold separately)
Overview
Welcome
Placement and Ventilation Requirements
What’s in the box
Installation overview
Connect to a surge protector
to guard against voltage surges
or spikes.
• Turn power on to all connected
devices such as TV and audio
equipment before powering on
the HP Digital Entertainment
Center.
Audio
• Connect video cables before
powering on the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
Video
• Power on only after you’ve
connected all cables.
• Do not disconnect any cables
during setup.
Connecting to multi-channel AV receiver
Connecting to high-definition TVs or computer displays
Connecting to CRTs and Rear Projection Non-HD TVs
AC IN
6
8
9
TV Sources
About ATSC antennas
Connecting to UHF/VHF antenna, or analog cable
Connecting to cable box or digital satellite receiver — Step 1
Cable box or digital satellite receiver — Step 2
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2
3
4
5
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11
12
13
Final Setup
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VIDEO
Remote control, keyboard and FM radio
Connecting to Internet — Wired and wireless
Power on
Initial configuration
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Welcome to the
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Final Setup
Internet connection
HP Personal Media Drive bay,
for additional storage for recorded
TV shows and digital content
(drive sold separately)
Progressive scan DVD player plus
double-layer DVD±RW / DVD±R
recorder with LightScribe
Experience mode
status indicators
Wired LAN
Wireless LAN
(802.11a/b/g)
From DSL or cable modem
or network router
(sold separately)
On /Standby
Refer to network setup
wizard for configuring
the HP Digital
Entertainment Center
to your home network
Wireless
router
(sold separately)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
DV IN
SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
HEADPHONES
MIC IN
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
AV connectivity for
capturing analog and digital
video from camcorders
High-speed USB
Media Info
Display
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
9-in-1 universal flash card reader
for quick transfer of digital photos
and other digital content
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
(sold separately)
HDTV
ATSC Tuner
HP Digital
Entertainment Center
rear panel
802.11 a/b/g
or
Ethernet
(RJ45) cable
HI SPEED
USB 2.0
1394
Wireless LAN antenna
10/100/1000
(connect for better range)
ETHERNET
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
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AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
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L
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2
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
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ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
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100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
Final Setup
FRONT INPUT
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
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Experience Entertainment Like Never Before!
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AUDIO
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S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
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DIGITAL
AUDIO
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ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
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Placement and Ventilation Requirements
Remote control, keyboard, FM radio
Remote Control
Keyboard Setup
FM Radio Setup
(Actual remote control may vary)
Overview
Final Setup
IMPORTANT: Use an open cabinet for best operation of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center (DEC). Do not cover vents on top, back, or side
of unit.
FM Antenna
Backs of cabinets should be open for best operation; if there is a back
to the cabinet, there must be a hole in the back of the cabinet with a
minimum open area of 19"W x 6.5"H behind the DEC, so that air can
circulate; see Figure A. The back of the DEC must be at least 4" from
the wall, see Figure B.
Indicator
Light
The FM antenna
must be completely
open and hung up
to get any signal.
If you choose to use a cabinet with front doors, they must be left open
during your use of the DEC.
t Center
HP Digital
Entertainmen
Pull tab to
power keyboard
Failure to follow these ventilation requirements could result in the DEC
malfunctioning.
Actual home setup may vary.
19"W
minimum
Press any key to
check if batteries are
correctly installed.
The indicator light
should blink.
Install AA batteries
in remote control.
FM ANTENNA IN
75 Ω
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AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
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1"
minimum
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
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AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
4"
minimum
2" minimum
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
R
Cabinet
1"
minimum
Wall
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Figure B
Cabinet
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
rear panel
6.5"H
minimum
AUDIO IN
Figure A
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
NOTE: These clearances are
required for proper
ventilation.
Back of
cabinet
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
14
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
2
DIGITAL
Back View
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
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ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
Side View
3
TV Sources
What’s in the box?
Cable Box or Digital Satellite Receiver*
Select only one TV source option, then proceed to Final Setup
Step 2
On/Standby
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Cables
DVI
S-video
(batteries preinstalled)
(optional)
SKIP
FWD
STOP
PLAY
PAUSE
REW
Remove tape
(for 5.1 digital audio)
REPLAY
RECORD
TV
RADIO MUSIC PICTURESVIDEOS
Source 2 Set-top box
Coaxial digital audio
HP
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Attach the IR transmitter
from the rear of the
HP Digital Entertainment
Center to the front IR
window of the Digital
Cable Box or Digital
Satellite Receiver.
Digit
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Documentation
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
(for video connection to
standard-definition displays)
DVD MENU
IR remote control
plus two AA batteries
* These boxes are provided
by your local cable or
satellite service provider.
It may be easier to
find the IR window
using a flashlight.
See User’s Guide for
further instructions.
(for video connection to
high-definition displays)
RF wireless
lap-size keyboard
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HP Digital
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Rear Panel
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
Wireless LAN antenna
2
(for extended range)
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TV Sources
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AUDIO IN
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SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
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L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
Pb
(select models)
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
Coaxial splitter
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
2 Way Splitter
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
4
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
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Installation Overview
Cable Box or Digital Satellite Receiver*
Select only one TV source option, then proceed to Final Setup
Step 1
Audio
(optional)
Single Set-top Box*
Video
Second Set-top Box*
OUT
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
Rear Panel
Internet
OUT
Complete
the Required
Next Step
Download
TV Program
Guide
IMPORTANT: The
HP Digital Entertainment
Center must be installed
in an area with an open
back to ensure proper
ventilation.
UHF
Antenna
DSL/Cable modem
or Wireless router
Infrared
Transmitter
TV Source In
HDTV (ATSC)
and/or NTSC
Over-the-air
Digital Signal
Data
HP Digital Entertainment Center
HP Digital Entertainment
Center
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
VHF
Antenna
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
From second Cable Box
or Satellite Receiver
You cannot view or
record high-definition
TV through a set-top
box. You must use an
antenna; see page 11.
or
Cable In
Set-top box Infrared
Transmitter
by your local cable or
satellite service provider.
If neither set-top box
supports S-video, the
second box can be
connected by using the
front AV inputs or an
adapter (not included).
From first Cable Box
or Satellite Receiver
AV
Network data
* These boxes are provided
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
TV Source
Overview
TV Sources
Digital Video Camera
AV Out
TV SOURCE 1 IN
R
TV SOURCE 2 IN
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
R
S-VIDEO
L
AUDIO
S-VIDEO
Keyboard
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
AV In
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Remote
Control
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
12
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
AV Receiver
TV or Monitor
5
TV Sources
Audio
UHF/VHF Antenna, or Analog Cable
Select only one Audio option, then proceed to Video
Select only one TV source, then proceed to Final Setup
Recommended
Tips
• You may need to
change the input
selection on the front
panel of your AV
receiver or AV remote
control in order to hear
sound. See your AV
receiver documentation.
• For the 5.1 or 7.1
5.1 Channel AV Receiver
Configuration
options
7.1 Channel AV Receiver
Digital connection
TV
Source
ATSC
UHF/VHF Antenna
Cable
Connection
ATSC and Analog
UHF/VHF Antenna
Roof Antenna
From Wall
Roof Antenna
VHF
Antenna
AV Receiver
Rear Panel
Optical
Connectors vary
by AV receiver
options or speakers
that use mini-jacks, you
may need to purchase
additional cables.
or
Center
Connector
colors may vary
Surr. Back Surround
Sub
UHF
Antenna
UHF
Antenna
Audio Input
Digital Audio Input
Coaxial
VHF
Antenna
Front
and
/or
or
or
Coaxial
Coaxial
Coaxial
Cable
Splitter
or
• You may not need
• Refer to the User’s
Guide for detailed
instructions.
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
COAXIAL
CENTER
L
FRONT
L
DUAL
TUNER
OPTICAL
R
DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
For HD Signal,
connect antenna to
HDTV/SDTV ANT. IN
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
DUAL
TUNER
ATSC TUNER
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
L
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
NOTE: CABLE/ANT. IN
has an internal splitter
to dual tuners.
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
2
DIGITAL
2
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
OPTICAL
10/ 100/ 1000
6
ATSC TUNER
Analog Audio Out
(Multi-Channel)
Digital Audio Out
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
TV Sources
to connect all plugs.
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
11
TV Sources
Audio
About ATSC antennas
5.1 Channel AV Receiver
About Connecting an ATSC Antenna
Over-the-air ATSC digital TV requires a UHF/VHF antenna (sold separately) to receive the digital signal.
Your location must be within an ATSC DTV broadcast area.
See the following illustrations to install ATSC DTV.
Tips
• If you have a
Configuration
Options
or
Refer to http://www.antennaweb.org (subject to change without notice) for more information about:
··
··
The channels available in your area. The channels may be color coded by zone.
Selecting the kind of antenna you need, depending on the channels you want to receive. Match your
antenna to your zone.
2-Channel Stereo Receiver or TV
Analog connections
Audio Input
multi-channel sound
system, and the
broadcast is only
2-channel, you may not
hear all the sound; you
may need to change
your audio settings to
2.0/2.1. Then change
the settings back for
multi-channel
broadcasts. Refer to
the User’s Guide to
configure audio
settings.
Audio Input
Center
AV Receiver
Rear Panel
L
Connector
colors may
vary
Surround
Sub
R
or
Front
The direction to point your antenna.
Positioning an HDTV antenna for best reception.
NOTE: You can also attach an internal or external roof VHF antenna to the HP Digital Entertainment Center to watch NTSC
channels. See the following illustrations.
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
Finding Your ATSC Channels
After you complete the Media Center and Digital TV setup wizards and then download your Television
Program Guide, the Guide may display incorrect ATSC DTV channels. Some channels may have an
incorrect channel number and other channels may not be displayed at all. These HDTV channels may be
available in your area, but they may not be listed in the Media Center Television Program Guide.
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
R
R
CENTER
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
SUB
WOOFER
• Both Media Center
speaker settings and
DVD audio settings
must be changed for
proper audio setup.
Refer to the User’s
Guide.
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
FRONT
R
R
Analog Audio Out
(Multi-Channel)
R
CENTER
FRONT
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
Analog Audio Out
(2-Channel)
A more complete ATSC DTV channel guide may be available from third party providers, such as Titan TV.
See Online Spotlight for more information. See your other printed documentation for more information
about setting up these channels.
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
Audio
Select only one Audio option, then proceed to Video
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT .IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
10
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
7
Video
Video
CRTs and Rear Projection Non-HD TVs
High-Definition TVs or Computer Displays
Select only one Video option, then proceed to TV Sources
Select only one Video option, then proceed to TV Sources
Recommended
number page at http://www.hp.com/support
for instructions on using component video.
Recommended
S-video
Digital Video*
VGA
Progressive Scan
(DVI/HDMI**)
**Adapter required. Sold separately
(Computer Displays or Digital TVs)
(Component*)
Video In
Video In
Video In
Y
TV
Rear Panel
or
Pb
Video
(Component*)
Video In
Pr
or
Interlaced Scan
TV
Rear Panel
Video In
Video In
S-video
Video
Y
or
Pb
Pr
or
Video
* Go to your model number page at
http://www.hp.com/support for
information on setting the resolution.
* Not recommended for initial setup. Go to your model
number page at http://www.hp.com/support
for instructions on using component video.
* Not recommended for initial setup. Go to your model
(sold separately)
(sold separately)
DVI
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
VIDEO
OUT
S-VIDEO
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
Pb
Pb
Pr
Pr
COMPONENT
VGA
S-VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
Pb
R
VGA
VIDEO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
Y
Pb
Pr
Pr
VGA
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
Pb
DVI
R
VGA
802.11 a/b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
L
COMPONENT
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
10/ 100/ 1000
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
AUDIO
OUT
R
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
COAXIAL
8
Pr
S-VIDEO
VGA
Y
VIDEO
OUT
Y
Pb
FRONT
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
VIDEO
Pb
COMPONENT
VIDEO
OUT
Y
VIDEO
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
COMPONENT
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
OUT
Y
(sold separately)
1
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
9
Video
Video
CRTs and Rear Projection Non-HD TVs
High-Definition TVs or Computer Displays
Select only one Video option, then proceed to TV Sources
Select only one Video option, then proceed to TV Sources
Recommended
number page at http://www.hp.com/support
for instructions on using component video.
Recommended
S-video
Digital Video*
VGA
Progressive Scan
(DVI/HDMI**)
**Adapter required. Sold separately
(Computer Displays or Digital TVs)
(Component*)
Video In
Video In
Video In
Y
TV
Rear Panel
or
Pb
Video
(Component*)
Video In
Pr
or
Interlaced Scan
TV
Rear Panel
Video In
Video In
S-video
Video
Y
or
Pb
Pr
or
Video
* Go to your model number page at
http://www.hp.com/support for
information on setting the resolution.
* Not recommended for initial setup. Go to your model
number page at http://www.hp.com/support
for instructions on using component video.
* Not recommended for initial setup. Go to your model
(sold separately)
(sold separately)
DVI
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
VIDEO
OUT
S-VIDEO
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
Pb
Pb
Pr
Pr
COMPONENT
VGA
S-VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
Pb
R
VGA
VIDEO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
Y
Pb
Pr
Pr
VGA
S-VIDEO COMPONENT
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
Pb
DVI
R
VGA
802.11 a/b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
L
COMPONENT
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
10/ 100/ 1000
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
AUDIO
OUT
R
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
COAXIAL
8
Pr
S-VIDEO
VGA
Y
VIDEO
OUT
Y
Pb
FRONT
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
VIDEO
Pb
COMPONENT
VIDEO
OUT
Y
VIDEO
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
COMPONENT
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
OUT
Y
(sold separately)
1
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
9
TV Sources
Audio
About ATSC antennas
5.1 Channel AV Receiver
About Connecting an ATSC Antenna
Over-the-air ATSC digital TV requires a UHF/VHF antenna (sold separately) to receive the digital signal.
Your location must be within an ATSC DTV broadcast area.
See the following illustrations to install ATSC DTV.
Tips
Configuration
Options
The channels available in your area. The channels may be color-coded by zone.
Selecting the kind of antenna you need, depending on the channels you want to receive. Match your
antenna to your zone.
• If you have a
multi-channel sound
system, and the
broadcast is only
2-channel, you may not
hear all the sound; you
may need to change
your audio settings to
2.0/2.1. Then change
the settings back for
multi-channel
broadcasts. Refer to
the User’s Guide to
configure audio
settings.
or
Refer to http://www.antennaweb.org (subject to change without notice) for more information about:
··
··
2-Channel Stereo Receiver or TV
Analog connections
Audio Input
Audio Input
Center
AV Receiver
Rear Panel
L
Connector
colors may
vary
Surround
Sub
R
or
Front
The direction to point your antenna.
Positioning an HDTV antenna for best reception.
NOTE: You can also attach an internal or external roof VHF/UHF antenna to the HP Digital Entertainment Center to watch NTSC
channels. See the following illustrations.
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
Finding Your ATSC Channels
After you complete the Media Center and Digital TV setup wizards and then download your Television
Program Guide, the Guide may display incorrect ATSC DTV channels. Some channels may have an
incorrect channel number and other channels may not be displayed at all. These HDTV channels may be
available in your area, but they may not be listed in the Media Center Television Program Guide.
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
R
R
CENTER
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
SUB
WOOFER
• Both Media Center
speaker settings and
DVD audio settings
must be changed for
proper audio setup.
Refer to the User’s
Guide.
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
FRONT
R
R
Analog Audio Out
(Multi-Channel)
R
CENTER
FRONT
L
SUB
WOOFER
R
Analog Audio Out
(2-Channel)
A more complete ATSC DTV channel guide may be available from third party providers, such as Titan TV.
See Online Spotlight for more information. See your other printed documentation for more information
about setting up these channels.
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
Audio
Select only one Audio option, then proceed to Video
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT .IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
10
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
7
TV Sources
Audio
UHF/VHF Antenna, or Analog Cable
Select only one Audio option, then proceed to Video
Select only one TV source, then proceed to Final Setup
Recommended
Tips
• You may need to
change the input
selection on the front
panel of your AV
receiver or AV remote
control in order to hear
sound. See your AV
receiver documentation.
• For the 5.1 or 7.1
5.1 Channel AV Receiver
Configuration
options
7.1 Channel AV Receiver
Digital connection
TV
Source
ATSC
UHF/VHF Antenna
Cable
Connection
ATSC and Analog
UHF/VHF Antenna
Roof Antenna
From Wall
Roof Antenna
VHF
Antenna
AV Receiver
Rear Panel
Optical
Connectors vary
by AV receiver
options or speakers
that use mini-jacks, you
may need to purchase
additional cables.
or
Center
Connector
colors may vary
Surr. Back Surround
Sub
UHF
Antenna
UHF
Antenna
Audio Input
Digital Audio Input
Coaxial
VHF
Antenna
Front
and
/or
or
or
Coaxial
Coaxial
Coaxial
Cable
Splitter
or
• You may not need
• Refer to the User’s
Guide for detailed
instructions.
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
COAXIAL
CENTER
L
FRONT
L
DUAL
TUNER
OPTICAL
R
DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
For HD Signal,
connect antenna to
HDTV/SDTV ANT. IN
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
DUAL
TUNER
ATSC TUNER
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
L
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
NOTE: CABLE/ANT. IN
has an internal splitter
to dual tuners.
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
2
DIGITAL
2
AUDIO
OUT
CENTER
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
OPTICAL
10/ 100/ 1000
6
ATSC TUNER
Analog Audio Out
(Multi-Channel)
Digital Audio Out
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
TV Sources
to connect all plugs.
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
11
Installation Overview
Cable Box or Digital Satellite Receiver*
Select only one TV source option, then proceed to Final Setup
Step 1
Audio
(optional)
Single Set-top Box*
Video
Second Set-top Box*
OUT
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
Rear Panel
Internet
OUT
Complete
the Required
Next Step
Download
TV Program
Guide
IMPORTANT: The
HP Digital Entertainment
Center must be installed
in an area with an open
back to ensure proper
ventilation.
UHF
Antenna
DSL/Cable modem
or Wireless router
Infrared
Transmitter
TV Source In
HDTV (ATSC)
and/or NTSC
Over-the-air
Digital Signal
Data
HP Digital Entertainment Center
HP Digital Entertainment
Center
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
Rear Panel
VHF
Antenna
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
From second Cable Box
or Satellite Receiver
You cannot view or
record high-definition
TV through a set-top
box. You must use an
antenna; see page 11.
or
Cable In
Set-top box Infrared
Transmitter
by your local cable or
satellite service provider.
If neither set-top box
supports S-video, the
second box can be
connected by using the
front AV inputs or an
adapter (not included).
From first Cable Box
or Satellite Receiver
AV
Network data
* These boxes are provided
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
TV Source
Overview
TV Sources
Digital Video Camera
AV Out
TV SOURCE 1 IN
R
TV SOURCE 2 IN
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
R
S-VIDEO
L
AUDIO
S-VIDEO
Keyboard
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
AV In
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Remote
Control
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
12
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
AV Receiver
TV or Monitor
5
TV Sources
What’s in the box?
Cable Box or Digital Satellite Receiver*
Select only one TV source option, then proceed to Final Setup
Step 2
On/Standby
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Cables
DVI
S-video
(batteries preinstalled)
(optional)
SKIP
FWD
STOP
PLAY
PAUSE
REW
Remove tape
(for 5.1 digital audio)
REPLAY
RECORD
TV
RADIO MUSIC PICTURESVIDEOS
Source 2 Set-top box
Coaxial digital audio
HP
Sta
So
Attach the IR transmitter
from the rear of the
HP Digital Entertainment
Center to the front IR
window of the Digital
Cable Box or Digital
Satellite Receiver.
Digit
al En
ter
Documentation
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
(for video connection to
standard-definition displays)
DVD MENU
IR remote control
plus two AA batteries
* These boxes are provided
by your local cable or
satellite service provider.
It may be easier to
find the IR window
using a flashlight.
See User’s Guide for
further instructions.
(for video connection to
high-definition displays)
RF wireless
lap-size keyboard
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HP Digital
Entertainment Center
Rear Panel
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
Wireless LAN antenna
2
(for extended range)
1
AC power
TV Sources
HP Digital
Entertainment Center
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RCA stereo (red, white)
(for 2-channel audio)
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
Pb
(select models)
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
Coaxial splitter
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
2 Way Splitter
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
4
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
13
Placement and Ventilation Requirements
Remote control, keyboard, FM radio
Remote Control
Keyboard Setup
FM Radio Setup
(Actual remote control may vary)
Overview
Final Setup
IMPORTANT: Use an open cabinet for best operation of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center (DEC). Do not cover vents on top, back, or side
of unit.
FM Antenna
Backs of cabinets should be open for best operation; if there is a back
to the cabinet, there must be a hole in the back of the cabinet with a
minimum open area of 19”W x 6.5”H behind the DEC, so that air can
circulate; see Figure A. The back of the DEC must be at least 4” from
the wall, see Figure B.
Indicator
Light
The FM antenna
must be completely
open and hung up
to get any signal.
If you choose to use a cabinet with front doors, they must be left open
during your use of the DEC.
t Center
HP Digital
Entertainmen
Pull tab to
power keyboard
Failure to follow these ventilation requirements could result in the DEC
malfunctioning.
Actual home setup may vary.
19”W
minimum
Press any key to
check if batteries are
correctly installed.
The indicator light
should blink.
Install AA batteries
in remote control.
FM ANTENNA IN
75 Ω
COAXIAL
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
Pb
1”
minimum
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
4”
minimum
2” minimum
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
R
Cabinet
1”
minimum
Wall
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Figure B
Cabinet
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
rear panel
6.5”H
minimum
AUDIO IN
Figure A
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
NOTE: These clearances are
required for proper
ventilation.
Back of
cabinet
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
14
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
2
DIGITAL
Back View
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
Side View
3
Welcome to the
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Final Setup
Internet connection
HP Personal Media Drive bay,
for additional storage for recorded
TV shows and digital content
(drive sold separately)
Progressive scan DVD player plus
double-layer DVD±RW / DVD±R
recorder with LightScribe
Experience mode
status indicators
Wired LAN
Wireless LAN
(802.11a/b/g)
From DSL or cable modem
or network router
(sold separately)
On /Standby
Refer to network setup
wizard for configuring
the HP Digital
Entertainment Center
to your home network
Wireless
router
(sold separately)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
DV IN
SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
HEADPHONES
MIC IN
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
AV connectivity for
capturing analog and digital
video from camcorders
High-speed USB
Media Info
Display
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
9-in-1 universal flash card reader
for quick transfer of digital photos
and other digital content
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
(sold separately)
HDTV
ATSC Tuner
HP Digital
Entertainment Center
rear panel
802.11 a/b/g
or
Ethernet
(RJ45) cable
HI SPEED
USB 2.0
1394
Wireless LAN antenna
10/100/1000
(connect for better range)
ETHERNET
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO IN
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
1
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
802.11 a/b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
DUAL
TUNER
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
75Ω
COAXIAL
Final Setup
FRONT INPUT
HDTV / SDTV ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
2
Experience Entertainment Like Never Before!
R
AUDIO
L
S-VIDEO
ATSC TUNER
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
15
Final Setup
Start Here Booklet
Power on
AC Wall Outlet
Power On
Surge Protector (sold separately)
Overview
Welcome
Placement and Ventilation Requirements
What’s in the box
Installation overview
Connect to a surge protector
to guard against voltage surges
or spikes.
• Turn power on to all connected
devices such as TV and audio
equipment before powering on
the HP Digital Entertainment
Center.
• Set TV and AV receiver to
proper inputs.
• Connect video cables BEFORE
powering on the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
• Power on only after you’ve
connected all cables.
• Do not disconnect any cables
during setup.
NOTE: If you cannot see a picture
on your display or your picture
is not satisfactory, refer to the
TV/Display Setup Guide.
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
Page
2
3
4
5
Audio
Connecting to multi-channel AV receiver
6
Video
Connecting to high-definition TVs or computer displays
Connecting to CRTs and Rear Projection Non-HD TVs
8
9
TV Sources
About ATSC antennas
Connecting to UHF/VHF antenna, or analog cable
Connecting to cable box or digital satellite receiver — Step 1
Cable box or digital satellite receiver — Step 2
10
11
12
13
Final Setup
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
Remote control, keyboard and FM radio
Connecting to Internet — Wired and wireless
Power on
Initial configuration
OUT
FRONT
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
VGA
14
15
16
17
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
16
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
Final Setup
Features
Initial Configuration
After you first turn on your system:
Easy to set up and fun to use
Enjoy more of your TV, movies, music, photos, and home
videos in one place. A simple and delightful interface that
puts you in control of your complete entertainment
experience. Designed to integrate easily into your existing
home entertainment components.
Easily preserve and share
memories
Capture, personalize, and create DVDs of your home
movies and back up your photos, music, or favorite TV
programs on DVD. Use the optional HP Personal Media
Drive as an easy way to add more storage or archive your
digital content.
1) Wait for the Windows welcome screen to appear.
2) Follow the onscreen instructions for the initial Microsoft Windows setup, and answer any questions.
3) After a countdown and blank screen, Windows restarts automatically.
4) After the system restarts, complete the Display wizard.
5) Use the initial Media Center setup wizard to set up the required components and optional
components. Follow the onscreen instructions.
6) Refer to the User’s Guide for instructions on initial audio and video configuration and connecting
additional equipment.
7) For further instructions on using your HP Digital Entertainment Center, refer to the User’s Guide,
Software Guide, Warranty and Support Guide, and other documentation that came with your PC.
You may also go to www.hp.com/support for more information.
Watch what you want, when
you want
Explore a whole new world of
on-demand entertainment
Pause and replay Live Standard and High Definition
over-the-air TV and record hundreds of hours of your
favorite TV shows without a monthly fee, or enjoy DVD
movies in high quality video and digital surround sound.
Explore the Internet for exciting content like on-demand
movies and music through Online Spotlight, or instant
message friends while watching your favorite TV shows.
(Surround sound system is required, sold separately. Additional cables may
be required, sold separately.)
8) Enjoy!
(Separate service contracts and/or fees may be required.)
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
(With HDTV ATSC Tuner)
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