Magic TV™ MTV5000 Owner`s Guide V1.0

MTV5000
Owner's Guide
Magic TV™ Support Hotline: 2655 6778
Email Support: support@magictv.com
www.magictv.com
© 2008 Pixel Magic Systems Ltd. All rights reserved. Magic TV
and Pixel Magic are Trademarks of Pixel Magic Systems Ltd.
All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Safety Information
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION LEAD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
The lightning flash with arrow-head symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric hock to persons.
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Read these instructions.
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Keep these instructions.
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Heed all warnings.
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Follow all instructions.
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Do not use this apparatus near water.
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Clean only with a dry cloth.
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Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
which produce heat.
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The exclamation point within a triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the product.
Do not expose this appliance to dripping or splashing water
and no object filled with liquids (such as a vase) should be
placed on this appliance.
10. Do not interfere with the safety aspects of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
11. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly
at plugs and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
12. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as if the power-supply cord or plug has been damaged, liquid has
been spilled, objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
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Additional Safety Instructions
Additional Safety Instructions
Safety Information
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• To ensure maximum performance, please read this manual carefully.
Keep it in a safe place for future reference
• To prevent lightning damage, disconnect the AC power plug when
there is an electrical storm
Additional Safety Instructions
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• Install this unit in a cool, dry, clean place - away from windows, heat
sources, sources of excessive vibration, dust, moisture and cold. Avoid
sources of humming (transformers, motors). To prevent fire or electrical
shock, do not expose the unit to rain or water
• Grounding or polarization - Precautions should be taken so that the
grounding or polarization of an appliance is not compromised
• Do not force connection wires. When moving the unit, first disconnect
the power plug and the wires connected to other equipment. Never
pull on the wires themselves
• The openings on the unit cover assure proper ventilation of the unit.
If these openings are obstructed, the temperature inside the unit will
rise rapidly. Therefore, avoid placing objects against these openings,
and install the unit in a well-ventilated area to prevent fire and damage
• This unit is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as
it is connected to the wall outlet, even if this unit itself is turned off.
This state is called the standby mode. In this mode, this unit is
designed to consume a small amount of power
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Welcome
1.1 Package Contents
1.2 Basic Definitions
Tour of Magic TV™
2.1 Remote Control
2.2 Rear Panel
2.3 Front Panel Display
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Cabling
3.1 Power and Aerial/Antenna Connections
3.2 Direct Connection to a TV
3.3 Connection Via an AV Receiver
3.4 Other Setup Options
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Guided Setup
4.1 Getting a Picture
4.2 Welcome to Magic TV™ Guided Setup
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Viewing LIVE TV
5.1 Simple Operations
5.2 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
5.3 Aspect Ratio Correction
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Recording and Playback
6.1 Basic Magic TV™ Recording Terms
6.2 Instant Recording
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• Be sure to allow a space of at least 30 cm behind, 20 cm on both
sides and 10 cm above the top panel of the unit to prevent fire
and damage
• Digital signals generated by this unit may interfere with other
equipment such as tuners, receivers or TVs. Move this unit further
away from such equipment if interference is observed
• Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents; this might
damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth
• Be sure to read section 9: Troubleshooting regarding common
operating errors before concluding that the unit is faulty
• When planning not to use this unit for long periods of time,
disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet
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6.3 Recording from the EPG
6.4 Timer Recording
6.5 Viewing and amending Scheduled
Recordings using the To Do List
6.6 Recording Priorities and Conflicts
6.7 Browsing Recorded Programmes
6.8 Managing Recorded Programmes
6.9 Playback of Recorded Programmes
6.10 TimeShifting & Pausing Live TV
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Magic TV™ Settings
7.1 Info Format
7.2 Video
7.3 Audio
7.4 Recording
7.5 Channel Setup
7.6 Guided Setup
7.7 System
8. System Operations
8.1 Network Setup
8.2 Firmware Upgrade
9. Troubleshooting
9.1 Common Problems
9.2 Setting the Output Format
from the Front Panel
9.3 Rescue Procedure
10. Support & Warranty
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Welcome
1.1 Package Contents
1.2 Basic Definitions
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Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Magic TV™. An exciting new world of digital
and high definition television is now at your fingertips.
Welcome
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Basic Definitions
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TV
This Owner’s Guide helps you learn about the correct operation and
features of Magic TV™. Please read it carefully.
GUIDE
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Package Contents
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Before starting, please check the following items were
included in your package:
1 MTV5000 HDTV Personal Video Recorder
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LIVE
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2 Magic TV™ Remote Control
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GHI
3 4x AAA batteries for remote control
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ABC
DEF
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JKL
MNO
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PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
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CLEAR
ENTER
4 100-240V AC auto-ranging power adapter
5 Component video cable
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6 Stereo audio cable
AAA
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High Definition (HDTV). A picture on the TV screen is formed by
More information can be found at http://www.digitaltv.gov.hk.
a large number of small dots called pixels. The higher the
number of pixels, the better the picture quality will be. The
pictures of conventional analogue TV broadcasting provide a
maximum of 720 (horizontal) x 576 (vertical) pixels. Typically
HDTV broadcasts contain at least 1024 horizontal pixels and
720 vertical pixels, providing superior picture quality over
analogue TV broadcasts. The HDMI and Component video
outputs of Magic TV™ are capable of carrying an HDTV signal.
Standard Definition (SDTV). A picture with only 576 or 480 vertical
pixels is referred to as Standard Definition. The S-Video and Composite
video outputs of Magic TV™ are Standard Definition only.
Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). Digital TV is a far more efficient
and flexible transmission system than the current analogue system. It
allows broadcasters (TVB and ATV) to offer viewers a range of new and
different services – all through your existing aerial/antenna.
The possible benefits include:
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Please contact your Magic TV™ retailer immediately
if any of the above items are missing.
AAA
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AAA
8 Quickstart Guide
AAA
7 Aerial/antenna extension cable
If you are new to Digital Television Broadcasts there are a few terms you
should know:
• On-screen programme guide channel with today's
programme information
• Multi-camera views and enhancements during
selected programmes
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'Ghost free' reception
Widescreen 16:9 pictures
Standard definition television (SDTV) and HDTV programmes
High quality audio and surround sound
Multi-channel programming
Closed captioning of programmes for the hearing impaired
Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs) with 'now & next' programme
information for some channels
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Interactive Services. Digital TV has the potential to include interactive
programmes, alternative camera angles, selected Internet services, home
shopping, computer games and more. Some services may require an
Internet connection (see section 8.1). When available, you can access
these features by pressing
and navigate them using RED GREEN YELLOW BLUE .
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HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface). HDMI is an
uncompressed, all-digital video and audio connection for electronic
devices capable of transmitting High Definition signals. These signals are
usually encrypted using HDCP to prevent unauthorized duplication of
copyrighted material. HDMI is the highest quality video output from
Magic TV™.
Live TV. If you’re watching a program while it’s being broadcast, you’re
watching Live TV. Pressing the
button on your remote control will
immediately jump to Live TV from any menu.
LIVE
Video Output Format. DTT broadcasts can come in a variety of shapes
and sizes. Magic TV™ can cleanly scale the broadcasts to suit your TV.
See section 7.2 for further information.
Multi-channel audio. A surround sound system supporting six discrete
audio channels. These are Left, Center, Right, Rear Left, Rear Right, and
Subwoofer. DTT broadcasters may choose to broadcast some
channels/programmes in multi-channel audio. Use a digital audio
connection (optical, coaxial or HDMI) to an AV receiver in order to hear
all six channels.
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Aspect Ratio. A TV’s aspect ratio is the comparison of the screen’s width
to its height. This is typically 4:3 for analogue and standard definition
broadcasts and 16:9 for HD broadcasts.
Aspect Ratio Correction. This is required when the shape of the
broadcast picture and the TV don’t match. The Aspect button on your
remote control lets you quickly change the shape of the broadcast
picture. See section 5.3 for further information.
Firmware Upgrade. From time to time Magic TV™ will receive updates
for the software that controls it. If possible these updates will occur
automatically Over-The-Air (OTA). Firmware update can also be
achieved via USB. It’s possible that these updates will provide features
not covered in this guide. Details of new features will be available at
www.magictv.com/en/support.html. See section 8.2.
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Tour of Magic TV™
2.1 Remote Control
2.2 Rear Panel
2.3 Front Panel Display
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Tour of Magic TV™
Learning buttons
TV Power & TV Input
Power On/Off
2.1 Remote Control
The Magic TV™ Remote Control is used to
control every aspect of Magic TV™. In order
to make using the remote as easy as possible,
a backlight is included and 4 of the buttons
can be programmed with commands for
your TV.
Inserting the Batteries
• Push in the ridged area of the battery
cover and slide the cover down
• Insert four AAA batteries (supplied) by
matching the + and – marks on the
batteries to the + and – marks in the
battery compartment. Note that two of the
batteries will slide under the casing slightly
• Replace the battery door
If the batteries are working and are inserted
correctly, the LED Indicator will flash when
any button is pressed.
Tour of Magic TV™
LED Indicator
Magic TV™ button (access
to all menus)
TV
Interactive Television Services
Electronic Programme
Guide (EPG)
TEXT
Mute
VOL
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Rewinds Playback
Alphanumeric keys
LIVE
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3cm
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ABC
DEF
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GHI
JKL
MNO
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PQRS
TUV
WXYZ
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ENTER
Step 2. Press and hold both the
and
buttons for
2 seconds until the LED Indicator flashes slowly.
The Magic TV™ Remote Control is now in "learning mode".
For Samsung, Sony or Sharp TVs
Press either 1 for Samsung, 2 for Sharp or
remote control commands. Then go to step 6.
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for Sony preset
Stops Playback
and Recording
For other TVs
Step 3. Press the button you want programmed (
The LED Indicator will light.
for example).
Skips forwards 30 seconds
during Playback
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CLEAR
Cancel or Delete
The Magic TV™ Remote Control is equipped with a light sensor,
and will automatically illuminate when a button is pressed and the
room is dark enough.
Channel Up/Down or
Page Up/Down when
in Menus
Speeds up Playback.
Press again for faster speed
Resumes Playback
Skips backwards 8 seconds
during Playback
Step 1. Place the Magic TV™ Remote Control and the TV remote control
on a flat surface, 3cm apart and with the emitters facing each other.
Programme information
Navigation of on-screen
menus. OK during Live TV
will show channel list
OK
Learning buttons Vol+ & Vol-
Record
Backlight
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Back
Pauses Live TV and
Recorded Programmes
Programming the Remote Control
Aspect Ratio Correction
mode selection
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Live TV. Jumps to Live TV
from any menu
Adds and removes bookmarks
during playback
Step 4. Press and hold the Power button on your TV remote control
until the LED Indicator turns off.
Step 5. After 2 seconds the LED Indicator will flash slowly again;
please repeat steps 3 and 4 for each button.
Step 6. When finished, press the
button to exit "learning mode".
To reset the buttons to factory defaults, press and hold both the
and the lower corner RED button for 2 seconds until the LED
Indicator flashes slowly, then press the OK button.
Contextual navigation.
Refer to onscreen hints for
exact function
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Tour of Magic TV™
Tour of Magic TV™
2.2 Rear Panel
1 Power On/Off Switch. Turn Magic TV™ on using this switch.
Magic TV™ consumes very little power on Standby. It is therefore
unnecessary to turn Magic TV™ off with this switch during normal
operation.
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2 DC Power In. The included 100-240V AC auto-ranging power
adapter should be attached here. Please see “Safety Information”
before proceeding.
3 Ventilation holes. It is important that all the ventilation holes in
Magic TV™ are kept clear, in order for hot air to escape.
4 HDMI. (Connects to a TV, AV receiver or home theatre system.)
HDMI provides a pure digital connection for high definition video
and audio all in one cable.
5 Composite Video. (Connects to a TV, AV receiver, VCR, DVD
recorder or home theatre system.) Composite is the most basic of
video connections and is Standard Definition only.
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10 Analogue Stereo Audio. (Connects to a TV, VCR or DVD
recorder.) Connect the left/right audio cables (included) for
analogue stereo sound.
11 USB x2. Magic TV™ can be updated with new software via USB.
See section 8.2.
12 Ethernet Network. Use this connection to link Magic TV™
to your home network. This may be needed for some of the
Interactive Services.
13 RS232 Interface. Reserved for factory use.
14 Loop Out (Antenna Out). Connect the included Aerial/Antenna
extension cable from this output to another device if you wish to
retain analogue TV reception (on your TV for example).
15 Antenna In. A coaxial RF cable needs to be connected to this
input to allow Magic TV™ to receive the new DTT signals.
6 S-Video. (Connects to a TV, AV receiver, VCR, DVD recorder or
home theatre system.) S-Video offers a higher quality signal than
Composite for compatible equipment but is Standard Definition only.
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7 Component Video (YPbPr). (Connects to a TV, AV receiver or
home theatre system.) Component provides an excellent quality High
Definition analogue video connection.
8 Coaxial Digital Audio. (Connects to an AV receiver or home
cinema system.) If you are not using the audio over HDMI, then this
connection will provide multi-channel digital audio to your surround
sound system.
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9 Optical Digital Audio. (Connects to an AV receiver or home
cinema system.) If you are not using the audio over HDMI, then this
connection will provide multi-channel digital audio to your surround
sound system.
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Tour of Magic TV™
Magic TV™ button
(access to all menus)
2.3 Front Panel Display
Infra Red receiving area. Keep unobstructed
and in sight of the remote control
Navigation of
onscreen menus
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) space
meter. When the top (red)
segment is lit, the HDD is full
Cabling
Live TV Indicator, Lights solidly if the
Signal Quality on current channel is
good. Off or flashing if quality is poor
Recording indicator. Red circle will light
if Magic TV™ is currently recording
HDMI Audio indicator. Lights when the
HDMI output contains embedded audio
Scheduled Recording indicator. Lights when
Magic TV™ has been set to record a future
programme
Playback Indicator. Lights when a
Recorded Programme is being played
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Alpha-numeric Display which can
show TV channel information, OSD
mode and clock (in standby) with
am/pm indicator
HDMI Output Indicator. Lights
when the HDMI output is active
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Output Format Indicator, This display
shows 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p,
50Hz, 60Hz as chosen in Settings >
Video > Video Output Format
Power on/Standby
(hold for 4 seconds or more to reboot)
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Power and Aerial/Antenna Connections
Direct Connection to a TV
Connection Via an AV Receiver
Other Setup Options
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Online Indicator. Lights if the
network connection is active
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Cabling
Cabling
3.1 Power and Aerial/Antenna Connections
3.2 Direct Connection to a TV
Power + Antenna
Video + Audio - for HDMI equipped HDTVs
Insert the power cord into a suitable power outlet and the 12v DC plug into Magic TV™. Leave the power outlet switched off or unplugged until all the
wiring work has been completed. Then connect Magic TV™ to your antenna using the Ant. In connector. A roof-mounted antenna is recommended for
best reception. For information on monitoring your signal quality, see section 7.5.
HDMI is the highest quality video output from Magic TV™. It can also carry multi-channel audio, which conveniently reduces cabling.
Simply connect the HDMI output from Magic TV™ directly to one of your TV's HDMI inputs.
HDMI
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12V DC
Ant. In
Aerial/
Antenna
100v-240v AC
Power Outlet
HDMI
INPUTS
HDMI
Audio
Video
Antenna
HDMI
HDMI
Optional - Antenna loopthrough
If you want to retain analogue TV reception on your television or on any other devices with a TV tuner (VCR or DVD recorder for example), connect the
included extension cable to the Loop Out connector of Magic TV™ and to the Antenna In on your other device. Many devices can form part of the
antenna loop, by chaining together the Antenna Outs to Antenna Ins on each device.
We recommend using Magic TV™ as the first component on the chain and your television as the last.
Video - for HDTVs without HDMI
In order to get High Definition video from Magic TV™ without HDMI, Component (YPbPr) must be used. Simply connect the Component output
from Magic TV™ directly to one of your TV’s Component inputs. Component doesn't carry audio, so a separate connection is needed. See below.
YPbPr
(component)
Ant. In
Television
Television
OR
Loop
Out
INPUTS
Other device with
a tuner on board
(VCR or DVD recorder
for example).
HDMI
Audio
YPbPr
(component)
INPUTS
HDMI
Audio
Video
Video
Antenna
Antenna
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Cabling
Cabling
Audio - for HDTVs without HDMI
3.3 Connection Via an AV Receiver
Not many televisions can accept a digital audio signal, in which case you may be limited to using the Stereo audio outputs of Magic TV™. Simply
connect the Stereo Audio output from Magic TV™ directly to one of your TV's Stereo Audio inputs.
Video + Audio - for HDMI equipped receivers and HDTVs
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HDMI is the highest quality output from Magic TV™. It can also carry multi-channel audio, which conveniently reduces cabling. Simply connect the HDMI
output from Magic TV™ to one of your receiver's HDMI inputs and connect one of your receiver's HDMI outputs to one of your TV's HDMI inputs.
Analogue
Audio
Television
HDMI
Analogue
Audio
INPUTS
Television
HDMI
Audio
Video
Antenna
HDMI
INPUT
HDMI
OUTPUT
INPUTS
HDMI
AV Amp/
Receiver
HDMI
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HDMI
Audio
HDMI
HDMI
Video
Antenna
HDMI
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Cabling
Cabling
Video - for receivers or HDTVs without HDMI
3.4 Other Setup Options
If your receiver or television don't have HDMI, you can still get a very high quality High Definition image using Component (YPbPr). Simply connect the
YPbPr output from Magic TV™ to one of your receiver's Component or YPbPr inputs and connect one of your receiver's Component or YPbPr
outputs to one of your TV's Component or YPbPr inputs. Component doesn't carry audio, so a separate connection is needed. See below.
Network connection for Interactive Services
YPbPr
(component)
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Some of the features present in the new MHEG-5 Interactive Services broadcasts require an internet connection (competition entries, voting, subscribing and
purchasing, for example). You will need to have an existing Ethernet Network present in your home. Simply use a CAT-5 cable to connect the Network port
of Magic TV™ to your network router or hub. See section 8.1 for information on network setup.
Television
Ethernet
Network
YPbPr
YPbPr
(component)
(component)
in
out
YPbPr
INPUTS
Audio
(component)
AV Amp/
Receiver
Ethernet
Network
HDMI
Video
Network
Hub/Router
Antenna
Audio - for receivers or HDTVs without HDMI
If your receiver doesn't have HDMI, you need to make a separate audio connection. Magic TV™ has both Coaxial and Optical digital audio outputs.
Use whichever is more convenient. Simply connect one of the Digital Audio outputs from Magic TV™ to one of your receiver's Digital Audio inputs.
Congratulations
Magic TV™ is now wired up and ready to go.
Coax or
Optical
Coax or
Optical
in
AV Amp/
Receiver
• Switch on your system at the mains
• Switch on the devices (Magic TV™ has a power switch on the rear panel)
• Select the correct input on your TV
You will now see the Magic TV™ Guided Setup welcome screen.
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Guided Setup
4.1 Getting a Picture
4.2 Welcome to Magic TV™ Guided Setup
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Guided Setup
Guided Setup
4.1 Getting a Picture
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Turn Magic TV™ on
Turn your TV on
Change input on your TV to the one used by Magic TV™
If this is the first time Magic TV™ has been switched on, the Guided Setup will be shown
The default video output is 1080i (50Hz). If you can't see the Welcome Screen, please check that
your TV supports this format. If not, please read section 9.2 to change the Video Output Format
using the front panel display
4.2 Welcome to Magic TV™ Guided Setup
Do you want to continue?
Choose yes to be taken through Magic TV™ setup.
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Step 2:
Please select the best Video Output Format for your TV
Choose the most appropriate option from the list.
To ensure that you can always see a picture, Magic TV™ will automatically revert back to the
previous format after 15 seconds if you haven’t responded to the on-screen prompt.
1080i (50Hz) *
The default setting – accepted by all HDTVs
1080p (50Hz)
A good choice if your TV accepts a 1080p
HDMI input
720p (50Hz)
A good choice if your ‘HD Ready’ TV has 720 or
768 lines of resolution
576i (50Hz)
Use only if your TV is Standard Definition
576p (50Hz)
1080i (60Hz)
Step 1:
Please select a language
Select the language you wish the Magic TV™ menus and EPG to appear in.
English
Traditional Chinese *
Simplified Chinese
* = default setting
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1080p (60Hz)
Use these only under special circumstances
720p (60Hz)
– see section 7.2
480i (60Hz)
480p (60Hz)
Step 3:
Please select the Aspect Ratio of your TV
16:9
(widescreen) *
Choose this if your TV is widescreen
(most modern Plasma and LCD TVs)
4:3
Choose this if you have a traditionally
shaped TV
* = default setting
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Guided Setup
Step 4:
Scan for channels automatically
This step will scan through all the available frequencies looking for channels. Once complete,
Magic TV™ will display a list of the channels found.
Guided setup is now complete
You can now view Live TV, view the Electronic Programme Guide or take a look at some
of the other setup options.
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If you wish to return to ‘Guided Setup’ at any time, it can be found under Settings Guided Setup.
Viewing Live TV
5.1 Simple Operations
5.2 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
5.3 Aspect Ratio Correction
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Viewing Live TV
Viewing Live TV
5.1 Simple Operations
Interactive Services
The Info Banner - current program information
Changing Channels
During some programmes, Interactive Services
will be available.
The info banner will show every time the channel is changed; however you can also
view it while you’re watching a programme by pressing i .
You can change channels in four different ways.
Enter Interactive Services by pressing the TEXT button.
TEXT
Change channel quickly
using Channel Up/Down.
CH
Programme name
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Enter the channel number
directly if known.
RED
GREEN YELLOW BLUE
Navigate the Interactive screens and menus using the
arrow/OK buttons and also the coloured buttons according to
onscreen instructions.
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GUIDE
OK
Use the built-in Electronic Programme
Guide (EPG) to browse and select a channel.
During Live TV press OK to show a Channel List.
Use Up/Down arrows to select a channel and
OK to confirm.
Remote Control Shortcuts
R
If you want to record during Live TV,
press R to see a menu of options.
Magic TV™ Menu
Programme start
and finish times
Current time
Channel number
and name
Press the
at any time to access the Main Menu. From here you can
access all of the Magic TV™ features and options.
Programme
description
Title of the next
programme on on
this channel
Icons to show information about the current programme
Programme is High Definition
Subtitles are available
Broadcast is encoded with higher
quality MPEG-4/H.264 AVC codec
Programme is being recorded
Interactive Services are available
Pauses Live TV and starts recording the current programme
so that you can catch up later (see section 6.10).
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Contains Dolby Surround Sound
Press these remote
control buttons for extra
functions during Live TV
Playback of a Recorded Programme
Currently TimeShifting (see section 6.10)
Multiple audio tracks are available
Jumps to the Recorded Programmes List.
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Viewing Live TV
Viewing Live TV
5.2 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).
EPG Shortcuts:
The EPG provides an easily understandable guide to what’s showing on Magic TV™ over the next few days.
There are 2 alternative EPG views: Vertical and Horizontal. Press
RED
CH
to toggle between the views.
Use the Channel Up/Down button to page up and page down the
channels and programmes.
Use the Skip Back/Forward buttons to move back and forward
6 hours (in Horizontal EPG only).
Horizontal EPG:
Vertical EPG:
Programmes on at
the time shown
Current date and
time
Date of the programmes
shown
Press these remote control
buttons for extra functions
Current date and
time
Date and time of the
programmes shown
Channel numbers
and names
Programme is scheduled
for repeat recording (see
section 6.1)
Currently highlighted
programme
Indicates that the
programme continues after
the currently shown time
Programme is either
scheduled for recording or
currently recording
Programme is scheduled
for repeat recording (see
section 6.1)
Description of currently
highlighted programme
This shows how much time can be recorded before the
disk is full. Labelled in hours for HD (High Definition) and
SD (Standard Definition) programmes. All programmes
broadcast in HD will be recorded in HD.
Press these remote control
buttons for extra functions
Programme is either
scheduled for recording or
currently recording
The next 10 programmes
on the current channel
Channel numbers
and names
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Indicates that the programme
starts before the currently
shown time
This shows how much time can be recorded before the
disk is full. Labelled in hours for HD (High Definition) and
SD (Standard Definition) programmes. All programmes
broadcast in HD will be recorded in HD.
Currently highlighted
programme
Programme information
including title, start and finish
times and description
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Viewing Live TV
5.3 Aspect Ratio
Correction
Hong Kong DTT channels are always
broadcast in 16:9 widescreen format.
If the programme is 4:3, then black
bars will be included in the broadcasted
image on the sides of the programme.
Aspect Ratio Correction can be used to
remove these black bars and stretch the
image in different ways to achieve the
desired result.
Aspect Ratio
Correction
mode used
Full
Result
on 16:9 TV
The broadcast fills the screen
WideZoom
Magic TV™ removes the sides and
non-linearly stretches the image
keeping the centre of the screen
undistorted
Zoom 1
Magic TV™ zooms in on the
centre of the screen - retaining the
original shape
Zoom 2
Magic TV™ removes the sides and
evenly stretches the image to fill
the screen
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Letterbox
/Pillarbox
If a programme appears stretched
in ‘Full’ mode, this mode could
correct it by adding black bars to
the sides or top and bottom
Recording and Playback
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6.2
6.3
6.4
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Instant Recording
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Recording from the EPG
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Timer Recording
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6.5 Viewing and amending
Scheduled Recordings using
the To Do List
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Use the
button of the Magic TV™
Remote Control to cycle through the
available modes.
Original broadcast
(and also how the image will look if
'Full' is selected)
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6.7 Browsing Recorded Programmes 40
6.8 Managing Recorded Programmes 42
6.9 Playback of Recorded
Programmes
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Recording and Playback
There are many easy ways to record programmes with Magic TV™.
You can record the programme you’re watching instantly, choose a
programme to record from the EPG, set a traditional timer or record
at the same time every day.
6.1 Basic Magic TV™ recording
terms
Recording and Playback
Disk Space. Magic TV™ uses a Hard Disk Drive to store Recorded
Programmes. When this disk is full, no more recordings can be made.
See section 6.8 on how to manage recordings so that you can free up
disk space and keep important recordings.
Remaining Recording Time: This is displayed on many screens and is
labelled in hours for HD (High Definition) and SD (Standard Definition)
programmes. All programmes broadcast in HD will be recorded in HD.
6.3 Recording from the EPG
The easiest way to record future programmes is to find them on the
Electronic Programme Guides, highlight them and press R on your
remote control.
An
icon will be shown next to any programme scheduled for
recording.
Instant Recording. Recording the programme currently being viewed.
6.2 Instant Recording
If you wish to cancel a recording, simply highlight the programme and
press
on your remote control.
Scheduled Recording. Recording a future programme.
Recording the programme you’re watching is easy – just press R on
your remote control. A menu will be shown with the following options:
Pressing the OK button when a programme is highlighted will provide
further recording options.
Repeat Recording. Recording a future timeslot at the same time each
day or week.
Timer Recording. Manually setting a time for Magic TV™ to record.
To Do List. This is where you can view and amend Scheduled Recording
tasks for the next 7 days.
TimeShifting. You are in TimeShifting mode when you are watching a
delayed version of Live TV. For example when you pause Live TV
because of an interruption, you are now in TimeShifting Mode (see
section 6.10).
Keep. This term refers to how long Recorded Programmes will be kept
before being deleted.
Trash. Once Recorded Programmes are deleted, they are placed in
Trash. When a programme is in Trash, it will no longer appear in any
other list, until it is either restored, overwritten or permanently deleted
(see section 6.8)
Magic TV™ will begin recording from the
current time and will continue recording for
3 hours (adjustable once recording starts)
Record the
current programme
Magic TV™ will automatically record the
current programme only
Repeat Record the
current programme
As above, and Magic TV™ will also
provide the option to record at the same
time daily, Monday to Friday, or weekly
Exit
No recording will be made
During Instant Recording, you can press
R
If the OK button is pressed on a programme already scheduled to record
the following options are provided:
Cancel this
Scheduled Recording
Extend Start Time
You can set the Start Time earlier than the
EPG start time by none, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 or 15
minutes. Note: This value will be used
instead of the global value set in Main
Menu Settings Recording Extend
Start Time for this particular programme
Extend Stop Time
You can set the Stop Time later than the
EPG stop time by none, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15
or 30 minutes, or 1, 2 or 3 hours.
Note: This value will be used instead of the
global value set in Main Menu Settings
Recording Extend Stop Time for this
particular programme
Move recorded
programme to folder
Once the programme has been recorded
it will be moved to the selected folder
CLEAR
Record immediately
Record this
programme
Magic TV™ will record the currently
highlighted programme
Repeat Record
this programme
Choosing this will provide options for
recording at the same time daily, Monday
to Friday, or weekly
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Exit
to end the recording or
to bring up a menu of recording options including changing the
stop time.
Conflict. When 2 or more recordings are scheduled to overlap.
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6.4 Timer Recording
By navigating to Main Menu Recording Timer Recording, you can
set Magic TV™ to record a particular channel at a particular time.
You can select the Channel, Date, Time and Length of recording
Recording and Playback
6.5 Viewing and amending
Scheduled Recordings using
the To Do List.
The To Do List can be found under Main Menu Recording To Do
List. This list allows you to browse and amend all future Scheduled
Recordings.
If you highlight a Scheduled Recording and press
presented with the following options:
OK
you will be
Cancel this
Scheduled Recording
Extend Start Time
Once a task has been completed, it will be removed from this list.
You can set the Start Time earlier than the
EPG start time by none, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 or 15
minutes. Note: This value will be used
instead of the global value set in Main
Menu Settings Recording Extend
Start Time for this particular programme
Extend Stop Time
You can set the Stop Time later than the
EPG stop time by none, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15
or 30 minutes, or 1, 2 or 3 hours.
Note: This value will be used instead of the
global value set in Main Menu Settings
Recording Extend Stop Time for this
particular programme
Move recorded
programme to folder
Once the programme has been recorded
it will be moved to the selected folder
Re-arrange Recording
Priority
See the next section
Exit
Tasks can also be cancelled by pressing the
button on your remote
control and answering yes to the confirmation.
CLEAR
6.6 Recording Priorities and
Conflicts
As Magic TV™ MTV5000 can only tune to one channel at a time, it will
constantly check to see if any new recordings or changes to a Scheduled
Recording cause an overlap.
If Magic TV™ detects an overlap or conflict when making or amending
a Scheduled Recording, a message will appear asking you to set the
priority for that programme.
Higher
This programme will be recorded instead of lower
priority Scheduled Recordings
Lower
If a Higher priority scheduled recording conflicts with this
one, the other will be recorded
Cancel
This will cancel the new recording/adjustment
Unless the programmes start and stop times match exactly, Magic
TV™ will still record some of the lower priority programme. Depending
on the overlap, it will record either the beginning or the end of the
lower priority programme.
A programme that will not record entirely will have a
To Do List.
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6.7 Browsing Recorded
Programmes
Recording and Playback
Folder View: Organise your recordings into folders to help you find
them. See section 6.8 about managing folder contents. A programme
can only appear in one folder at once.
A full list of the recorded programmes can be found under Main Menu Recorded Programmes.
My Favourites
Arts
User 1
Sport
Music
User 2
As the number of recorded programmes can run into the hundreds,
Magic TV™ has a number of ways to help you find them fast.
Movie
Culture
User 3
Concert
Education
User 4
Children
Entertainment
Not in Folder
Performance
Documentary
Repeat Recordings: This option lists programme names where
a Repeated Scheduled Recording has been made. After choosing
a Programme Name from the left-hand list, individual recordings
will be shown on the right.
Trash: Here you can view programmes that have been deleted.
See section 6.8 for further details.
Once you’ve entered a list, you can still swap between the Browsing
Categories by using the coloured buttons:
Browsing Categories can be:
Filter View (Main): Use these to quickly narrow your search by
reducing the number of recordings shown in the right-hand list.
All programmes
RED
Programme list
On the right of the screen is a list of programmes. Once your highlight
bar is in the right-hand column, the list can be sorted in many ways by
pressing one of the coloured buttons. Pressing the button again will
toggle between an ascending or descending list.
RED
Folder View
YELLOW
Repeat Recordings
Press OK on a highlighted recording and you will be given the
following options:
Play from last Stop Point
The programme will begin playing from
the point it was last stopped at
Play from the beginning
The programme will begin playing from
the beginning of the recording
Remove all Bookmarks
Deletes all the previously set bookmarks
from the recording (if any).
See section 6.9
Delete this programme
You will be asked to confirm that you
want to move this recording to Trash
Keep this programme
You will be asked how long you want
to keep this recording for. Select from
various lengths of time, and also
‘Forever’. See section 6.8
Move to folder
This recording will be viewable under the
selected folder
Exit
GREEN
Sort by programme length
YELLOW
Sort by name (In Chinese OSD mode, programmes
will be sorted by length of programme title)
Press
on a highlighted recording and Magic TV™ will begin playing
the programme (from the last stop point if one exists).
Sort by channel number
Press
Filter View (Main)
GREEN
Sort by date
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BLUE
CLEAR
on a highlighted recording to delete the file.
Files can be ‘undeleted’ later (see next section).
Not yet viewed
Trash
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Recording and Playback
6.8 Managing Recorded
Programmes
Deleting and undeleting files
Organising programmes into folders
Magic TV™ then marks these files as ‘deleted’ and removes them from
the listings. The HDD space is now available for further recordings.
When browsing your recorded programmes, you can delete them by
pressing OK and choosing “Delete this programme” or by pressing
This default setting can be changed in Main Menu Settings Recording Keep Recorded Programme For, and options include
numbers of weeks, months, 1 year and ‘Forever’.
Will stop playback and return to the Recorded
Programme List. Magic TV™ will remember this point
and you can choose to resume playback from this
point later
CLEAR
In order to find recorded programmes faster, Magic TV™ has a folder
system where you can move recorded programmes into folders with
meaningful names. This can be done from either the To Do or Recorded
Programme Lists.
After pressing OK on a highlighted programme in either list, you can
select ‘Move to Folder’. The available folders are as follows:
My Favourites
Arts
User 1
Sport
Music
User 2
Movie
Culture
User 3
Concert
Education
User 4
Children
Entertainment
Not in Folder
Performance
Documentary
To view the contents of the folders, simply go to the Recorded
Programme List and press GREEN .
However, it is still possible to recover deleted files provided that they
have not been overwritten.
In the main Recorded Programme List, there is a Filter called ‘Trash’.
When a programme is highlighted and OK is pressed, you will have the
following options:
Undelete this
programme
This will restore the programme and it will
behave exactly like it did before deletion
Permanently remove
this programme
Once this has been selected, the file cannot
be restored
Exit
Pressing
on a programme in Trash will permanently remove
it after confirmation.
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Keeping Files
By default, Magic TV™ will keep all files indefinitely and will not
overwrite recordings unless they have been manually deleted. If you
keep programmes ‘Forever’, it is possible that Magic TV™ will not be
able to make a recording if the disk is full. However, the front panel
display and many of the menus contain the disk space information so
that you can be aware of a potential problem.
After the keep period has passed, Magic TV™ will move the file to Trash
and the space will be made available for new recordings.
If already playing, this button can be used to
display the Timebar for 30 seconds. Pressing
will hide it again
Individual recordings can be kept for different amount of times by
highlighting them in the Recorded Programmes list, pressing OK and
choosing the required time period.
Rewind – the programme will rewind at double the
normal speed. Press the button again to increase
speed of rewind to 4x, 8x and 16x
A common configuration to avoid the disk becoming full is to set the
default to a few months and then set selected recordings to ‘Forever’ for
long-term viewing.
Fast Forward – the programme will move forward at
double the normal speed. Press the button again to
increase speed of Fast Forward to 4x, 8x and 16x
6.9 Playback of Recorded
Programmes
Skips backwards 8 seconds
Skips forward 30 seconds
Skips backwards to the previous bookmark or 5
minutes if no bookmark exists
Once a recording has been selected from the Recorded Programmes List,
playback will begin. During playback you get all the features you would
expect from a video recorder such as pause, fast forward and rewind,
but there are some other features too.
These are the functions of remote control buttons during playback:
Skips forward to the next bookmark or 5 minutes
if no bookmark exists
BLUE
YELLOW
ENTER
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Cycles through the available subtitles (if available)
Cycles through the available audio tracks
(if available)
Creates a bookmark at the current playback time.
You can use the
buttons to skip between
bookmarks. Pressing the button again within 10
seconds of a bookmark will remove it
Shows an Info Banner about the
recorded programme
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The Playback Timebar
Bookmarks (made and removed
by pressing the
button)
Beginning of the recording
Current playback time from
beginning of recording
Status. In this case the programme is being
fast forwarded at 8x normal speed.
6.10 TimeShifting & Pausing Live TV
If your Live TV viewing gets interrupted and you don’t want to miss
anything, you can press
to freeze the action.
Magic TV™ Settings
Magic TV™ will ask if you want to enter TimeShifting mode. If yes, it will
remain paused and immediately begin recording the current programme.
You can press play at any time to resume viewing from where you left off.
The programme now displays a
and behaves like a Recorded
Programme (see above) and you can rewind, fast forward, pause and
skip in exactly the same way within the segment of the programme that
has been recorded.
To return to the live broadcast, you can either fast forward/skip to the
end of the recording or press
at any time.
LIVE
TimeShifting recordings have a lower priority than Scheduled
Recordings. If a conflict occurs, Magic TV™ may switch channels in order
to record as Scheduled.
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7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
Info Format
Video
Audio
Recording
Channel Setup
Guided Setup
System
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Magic TV™ Settings
7.1 Info Format
Menu Language
English
Traditional Chinese *
Simplified Chinese
This menu allows you to choose the language for the
Magic TV™ menus.
Auto Info Banner
Normal *
Slow
Off
When the channel is changed, or Live TV is first accessed,
the ‘Info Banner’ will show. This setting allows you to choose
the time taken before it disappears.
Front Panel Brightness
Dim
Normal *
From here, you can select a reduced brightness setting for
the front panel.
Front Panel Clock
Off
Magic TV™ Settings
Normally, when Magic TV™ is in ‘Standby’, the front panel will display
the current time. This menu allows this feature to be turned off.
OSD Transparency
Solid
Low
Medium*
High
When the Magic TV™ menus overlay a TV programme, they are
transparent so that you can still see the moving image below.
The level of transparency can be set here.
Recording OSD Logo
Off
On *
7.2 Video
Video Output Format
50/60Hz As Hong Kong DTT programmes will normally be
broadcast in 50Hz, selection of a 50Hz format from the list below is
recommended. However, some TVs (perhaps from Japan or America
where broadcasts are in 60Hz) may not happily accept a 50Hz signal.
In this case choose from the list of 60Hz formats provided.
1080i (50Hz) *
The default setting – accepted by all HDTVs
1080p (50Hz)
A good choice if your TV accepts a 1080p
HDMI input
720p (50Hz)
A good choice if your ‘HD Ready’ TV has 720 or
768 lines of resolution
576i (50Hz)
Use only if your TV is Standard Definition
576p (50Hz)
During recording Magic TV™ will display a
logo for 3 seconds
at 10 seconds intervals. This setting allows you to turn the logo off.
1080i (60Hz)
Playback OSD Logo
720p (60Hz)
1080p (60Hz)
Off
480i (60Hz)
On *
480p (60Hz)
During playback of recorded programmes Magic TV™ will display a
logo for 3 seconds at 10 seconds intervals. This setting allows
you to turn the logo off.
As the S-Video and Composite Video outputs are Standard Definition
only, they will output PAL if a 50Hz setting has been chosen and NTSC if
a 60Hz output has been chosen.
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The maximum output of Component is 1080i. If 1080p 50Hz or 60Hz
is selected, the HDMI port will output 1080p and the Component will
output 576i and 480i respectively.
The minimum output of HDMI is 480p or 576p. If 480i or 576i is
selected, the HDMI output will be 480p or 576p respectively.
To ensure that you can always see a picture, Magic TV™ will
automatically revert back to the previous format after 15 seconds
if you haven’t responded to the on-screen prompt.
Black Enhancer
Off
On *
This feature can provide more image depth when used in certain systems.
Try it and see which you prefer.
Image Mode
Natural*
Dynamic
This option can help boost contrast in channels if they appear flat or
‘washed out’.
This setting is saved for each channel, so ensure that you are tuned
to the channel you want to adjust before making the adjustment.
On *
* = default setting
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Magic TV™ Settings
Aspect Correction Mode
HDMI is unique in that it can transmit both video and audio along the
same cable. This menu allows you to select whether or not to do this. In
Auto mode, Magic TV™ will send audio if it detects that the TV/receiver
can accept it. You may want to turn HDMI audio off if you are sending
audio separately to an AV receiver via the digital audio outputs.
Zoom 1
Zoom 2
Letterbox
Bitstream
Full *
Off *
Widezoom
This menu allows you to select the default Aspect Ratio Correction Mode.
See section 5.3. You can also cycle between modes by using the
button on the remote control.
ASPECT
TV Aspect Ratio
16:9 (widescreen) *
4:3
Use this menu to set the shape of your display. This option is also
included as part of the Guided Setup process. 16:9 is the shape of most
modern digital Plasma and LCD TVs. 4:3 is the traditional shape of
analogue displays.
7.3 Audio
HDMI Audio Out
Off
On
Auto *
* = default setting
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By default the digital audio is transmitted in PCM format (Bitstream off)
for maximum compatibility with TVs. However, if you want to receive
broadcasts in 5.1 digital surround sound (to be passed to an AV receiver,
for example), Bitstream should be tried.
7.4 Recording
Extend Start Times
• None*
• 1/2/3/5/10/15 minutes
When a Scheduled Recording is made from the EPG, Magic TV™ will
start at exactly the time shown. However, if programmes are delayed or
don’t match with the EPG data, the beginning of the programme may be
missed. Here you tell Magic TV™ to start recording all programmes
earlier than the scheduled time.
You can also set this time for individual programmes on the To Do List by
pressing OK on a highlighted programme.
Extend Stop Times
7.5 Channel Setup
• None*
• 1/2/3/5/10/15 minutes
• 1/2/3 hours
Channel List
When a Scheduled Recording is made from the EPG, Magic TV™ will
stop recording at exactly the time shown. However, if programmes are
delayed or don’t match with the EPG data, the end of the programme
may be missed. Here you can tell Magic TV™ to stop recording all
programmes later than the scheduled time.
You can also set this time for individual programmes on the To Do List
by pressing OK on a highlighted programme.
Keep Programme For
•
•
•
•
1/2 weeks
1/2/3/6/9 months
1 year
Forever
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Here, you’ll see a list of all the channels currently found by Magic TV™.
If you select a channel, you will be given the option to either:
View this channel
Delete this channel
Exit
Deleting a channel will make it unavailable to view or browse on the
EPG. To restore the channel, a new channel scan will have to be
performed.
Auto Channel Scan
Here you can set the time before Magic TV™ will move a Recorded
Programme to Trash. You can also set this time for individual recordings.
See section 6.8 for further information on ‘Keeping Recordings’
Remaining Disk Space
This section displays how much space is left on the internal
Hard Disk Drive.
• Remaining Disk Space in gigabytes and megabytes
• HD recording time in hours
• SD recording time in hours
After entering Auto Scan, you will be asked to confirm that you want
to delete all current channels. After proceeding, Magic TV™ will begin
scanning for channels. A yellow bar will represent the scanning process.
The scan can be stopped at any time and any found channels will be
available to view. When the scan has finished, Magic TV™ will jump
to Live TV.
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Manual Channel Scan
Magic TV™ Settings
The Frequency Channel slider will automatically show the channel of the
current viewing channel (or 35 if none).
Use
to move the slider to a different frequency channel and
Magic TV™ will automatically display the Strength and Quality of
the broadcast.
7.7 System
Firmware upgrade
System Info
From time to time Magic TV™ will receive updates for the software
that controls it. It is important that your firmware is up-to-date, as
new features, bug fixes and enhanced operation may be available.
Occasionally these updates will occur automatically Over-The-Air (OTA).
More commonly, firmware will need to be updated via USB.
Signal Strength: This shows the aerial/antenna receiving power of the
current channel frequency. Moving your aerial/antenna will change this
value. For the best viewing quality, please tune the antenna for a signal
value above 50.
Magic TV™ can be made to scan certain frequencies for channels. Use
the slider to select the desired frequency channel. The presence and
quality of a broadcast signal can be seen below. After selecting ‘Start
Scan’, Magic TV™ will report the number of channels found (if any).
After you’ve finished scanning, you can view the new channels by
selecting ‘View Channel List’.
Signal Quality: 100% indicates error free reception. A lower value may
cause the TV picture to deteriorate and produce visible image artifacts.
To help with installation, the signal can also be monitored without a
TV. During signal monitoring, the Front Panel Display will show the UHF
channel number, signal quality and signal strength.
For example, a display of “CH:35 100:70” indicates a UHF channel of
35, a signal strength of 100% and a signal quality of 70%.
RF Signal Monitor
7.6 Guided Setup
Selecting this option will restart the initial setup sequence outlined in
section 4.
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Upgrading the firmware will not change, reset or delete any
current settings.
See section 8.2 for Firmware Upgrade instructions.
This selection will display a system information panel. This information is
mainly for diagnostic purposes in the event of a problem.
Network
Some of the features present in the new MHEG-5 Interactive Services
broadcasts require an internet connection (competition entries, voting,
subscribing and purchasing, for example). You will need to have an
existing Ethernet Network present in your home. See section 8.1 for
information on network setup.
Restart
Choosing ‘Yes’ to this option will result in Magic TV™ turning itself off
and back on. After restarting, Live TV will be shown
as normal.
Sleep timer
In order to save electricity, Magic TV™ constantly monitors infrared
signals coming from any remote controls in your system. If no signals
are detected, Magic TV™ will go into standby mode after the selected
length of time.
3 Hours
6 Hours
9 Hours
Never *
Reset
The strength and quality of your DTT signal can be viewed
in this section.
Choosing ‘Yes’ to this option will result in Magic TV™ deleting all
channels and resetting all options to the factory defaults. After this has
been performed, Magic TV™ will start as if for the first time and you will
be taken through the Guided Setup process.
* = default setting
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System Operations
8.1 Network Setup
8.2 Firmware Upgrade
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System Operatons
8.1 Network Setup
System Operatons
Assign Static IP Address
8.2 Firmware Upgrade
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Step 3: Updating Magic TV™
It is possible that these updates will provide features not
covered in this guide. Details of new features will be available
at www.magictv.com/en/support.html
Firmware upgrade via USB
Step 1: Firmware Version Check
• On Magic TV™, go to Settings System System Info.
The installed firmware version and date will be shown
Get IP Address from DHCP Server
Select this option if your network doesn’t support DHCP, or
you would rather assign a particular IP Address to Magic TV™.
The most common way to get Magic TV™ on your network is to get
the IP information from a DHCP Server (usually on a network router).
You will be asked to input the following information:
After selecting this option, Magic TV™ will start searching for the
IP information.
If found, a message will appear and selecting “Save and exit”
will finish the process.
If no DHCP server is found, please check that your network supports
DHCP and that your network cable is connected correctly at both ends.
Restart Magic TV™ for it to be seen by the network.
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IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway Address – (often the IP Address of your router)
DNS Address – (often the IP Address of your router)
Please refer to your network equipment and computer’s
documentation for information about IP settings.
Use the number keys on the remote control to enter the numbers directly.
Restart Magic TV™ for it to be seen by the network.
• If the firmware available for download is newer than the version
installed in your Magic TV™ (i.e. a higher version number),
continue to the next section
Step 2: Downloading and transferring
the new firmware
• Download the new firmware zip file from the www.magictv.com
website to a PC
• Unzip the file and you should see the firmware file
MTV5000-(version-number).upg
• Transfer the unzipped file to a portable USB storage device
• Connect this portable USB device to one of the Magic TV™ USB ports
• Navigate to Settings System Firmware Upgrade
• Magic TV™ should report that a new firmware has been found
• Select ‘Start upgrade’ and Magic TV™ will begin the upgrade
process and show a progress bar
• Caution: it is important that the power to Magic TV™ is not
interrupted during the upgrade process
Finish: Once Magic TV™ has been upgraded, it will restart
automatically.
Firmware upgrade Over-The-Air (OTA)
If a firmware upgrade is available Over-The-Air, Magic TV™ will
download the firmware from the TV broadcast. When Magic TV™ is
ready to perform the upgrade, a message will be shown when you next
switch on. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the upgrade.
Caution: it is important that the power to Magic TV™ is not interrupted
during the upgrade process.
Once Magic TV™ has been upgraded, it will restart automatically.
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Troubleshooting
9.1 Common Problems
9.2 Setting the Output Format from the Front Panel
9.3 Rescue Procedure
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
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Problem
Possible causes
Solution
Problem
Possible causes
Solution
No picture
Magic TV™ is not plugged in and switched on
at the back.
Check the front panel. If nothing has illuminated,
then it is a power issue – please check the power
cable and plug socket.
Remote control is not working
No batteries or batteries incorrectly inserted.
Insert the supplied 4x AAA batteries as
described in section 2.1.
Batteries are flat.
Insert fresh batteries as described in section 2.1.
Magic TV™ is still in Standby mode.
If a red circle is illuminated on the front panel,
then Magic TV™ is in Standby. Press the Power
button on the remote control.
Infrared receiver on Magic TV™ is obstructed.
Check that there is clear ‘line of sight’ from the
remote control to the sensor on the front panel of
Magic TV™ (see section 2.3).
Video cable isn’t correctly attached.
Please check that you are using the correct cable
and connectors for your TV and that they are
inserted correctly.
Audio cables are not connected.
Please check that your desired audio cable is
connected properly.
HDMI Audio Output is not active.
Please check that Settings Audio HDMI Audio
Out is turned on.
HDMI audio is not supported on the
display/receiver.
If you are using HDMI audio, please check that
your TV or receiver is compatible.
PCM/Bitstream not supported by the
display/receiver.
Please set Settings Audio Bitstream to the
opposite option to try.
Wrong TV shape is set.
Please make sure that Settings Video TV Aspect
Ratio is set to match the shape of your display.
Wrong Aspect Ratio Correction Mode is set.
Please read section 5.3 about Aspect Ratio
Correction modes.
Signal quality not good enough (Live TV
Indicator
on the front panel not solidly on).
Check your antenna. The Signal Strength
Indicator on the VFD and RF Signal Monitor in
the menus can also help diagnose any signal
problems for the current TV channel.
See RF Signal Monitor in section 7.5.
Poor results in the RF Signal Monitor
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Your display isn’t able to display the current
Output Format (the current Output Format is
displayed on the front panel).
Please see the next section for instructions on
how to change Output Format without a picture.
Aerial/antenna not connected.
Please make sure a good quality (preferably
roof mounted) aerial/antenna is connected to
the Magic TV™ ‘Ant.In’ connector using good
quality cable.
Aerial/antenna not pointing in the correct
direction.
If you can reach safely, adjust the direction of
the aerial/antenna until a signal is received.
Please seek help from a professional for external
aerials/antennas.
Broadcast coverage doesn’t reach your area.
Please see http://www.digitaltv.gov.hk for
information about DTT broadcasts in your area.
Your building isn’t yet set up to receive the
broadcasts.
Please seek advice from your building
management personnel about Communal Aerial
Broadcast Distribution (CABD).
No sound
Picture is distorted (people look either too
wide or narrow)
Live TV signal is not stable
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible causes
Solution
Picture not stable when using HDMI to DVI
HDMI audio is switched on, causing
instability.
Please check that Settings Audio HDMI Audio
Out is turned off when using a DVI connection to
your TV.
9.2 Setting the Output Format from
the front panel
If you can’t see a picture when you first connect Magic TV™ to your
television, it might be because the default 1080i 50Hz format isn’t
recognised. In this case, you can use the front panel display to change
the format to one supported by your TV.
1. Press
2. The front panel should read “Live TV”
3. Press
until the display reads “Settings”. Press
OK
4. The front panel should now read “Info Format”. Press
display reads “Video”. Press OK
5. The front panel should read “TV Aspect”. Press
reads “V Format”. Press OK
6. Use
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until the display
arrows to select a suitable Output Format.
E.g. “1080i (60Hz)” Press
9.3 Rescue Procedure
(from firmware corruption)
If power has been interrupted during a firmware upgrade, or for some
other reason, the Magic TV™ firmware has become corrupt. You can
restore Magic TV™ using the following steps:
1. Visit www.magictv.com/en/support.html and find the newest version of
the firmware (MTV5000_XXX.zip where ‘XXX’ equals firmware version).
OK
7. The front panel should read “OK / Cancel”
8. If you can now see a correct image on the TV, press
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2. Extract the contents of the zip file into the root directory of a USB
storage device (a thumbdisk for example).
OK
9. If the image still hasn’t appeared, wait a few seconds until the front
panel reverts to the previous resolution e.g. “1080i (50Hz)” then
return to step 6 to try another resolution.
3. Insert the USB drive into one of the Magic TV™ USB ports.
4. Hold down the front panel Magic TV™ Button while you switch on
Magic TV™ using the rear panel On/Off switch.
5. Magic TV™ will enter Rescue Mode, and autodetect the firmware on
the USB drive.
6. If no firmware is found the front panel will show an error message.
Recheck that the firmware files are unzipped and in the root of the USB
drive and the USB drive is inserted correctly. Press OK to try again.
7. If firmware is found, the version number will be displayed on the front
panel. Press OK to proceed.
8. During the rescue process, the front panel will show “UPGRADING”
and the bars at the left-hand side will show progress.
9. After the rescue process has completed (normally around 2 minutes),
Magic TV™ will reboot automatically.
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Support & Warranty
Product Support
Magic TV™ MTV5000 is designed to provide you with many years of
viewing pleasure. If for any reason you encounter a problem with your
unit, please follow these steps:
1. Carefully follow the instructions shown in this manual.
2. Refer to section 9: Troubleshooting to try and rectify the problem.
3. Contact your dealer for advice.
4. If you still cannot get the information you need, please contact our
support team using the following details.
Email: support@magictv.com
Magic TV™ Support Hotline: (852) 2655 6778
Caution: Under NO circumstances should you attempt to repair or modify
Magic TV™ as this could expose you to electrical shock, and/or severely
damage Magic TV™.
Product Warranty
Pixel Magic Systems Ltd. warrants MTV5000 for One-Year from date of purchase to
the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and
workmanship. If, after inspection, you discover any defects in materials or
workmanship, Pixel Magic Systems Ltd. will have the option to repair, or replace
the defective Pixel Magic Systems’ product free of charge. This one-year warranty
does not cover damages from normal wear and tear or from accidental damage,
misuse, improper care, alterations or damage caused in transportation by a
common carrier or airline.
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There are no other warranties expressed or implied, including, but not limited to,
the implied warranties of merchantability and the fitness for a particular purpose
beyond the terms of this one-year warranty. The one-year warranty offered by Pixel
Magic Systems Ltd. herein may not be modified by any oral representations made
by any employee, agent or representative of Pixel Magic Systems Ltd.
Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the exclusive remedy of
the consumer. Pixel Magic Systems Ltd. shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential damages for breach of any expressed or implied warranty on this
product, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on this product is limited in
duration to the duration of this warranty. If you need to have your Pixel Magic
Systems’ product repaired or replaced under the conditions of this one-year
warranty, please contact your dealer to make suitable arrangements.
Limitation of Liability (for all customers)
BOTH YOURS AND PIXEL MAGIC SYSTEMS’ LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE
PRICE PAID FOR PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER YOU OR PIXEL MAGIC
SYSTEMS LTD. BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE TO PERFORM UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, OR USE
OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICE SOLD PURSUANT HERETO, WHETHER DUE TO A
BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR
OTHERWISE. NEITHER YOU NOR PIXEL MAGIC SYSTEMS LTD. SHALL HAVE ANY
LIABILITY TO THE OTHER FOR INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY
CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN.