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August DVB-T202 User manual
DVB-T202
August International Ltd
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 845 250 0586
www.augustint.com
USB Freeview TV Receiver
Contents
User Manual
Thank you for buying this August product. You may
already be familiar with using similar products but please
take the time to read these instructions carefully. They are
designed to familiarise you with the product’s many
features and to ensure that you get the very best from your
purchase.
Safety
In order to ensure your safety and the safety of others,
please read the Safety Instructions before using this
product.
Disposal
Please ensure the product and its accessories are disposed
of in compliance with WEEE (Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment) Directive and any other applicable
regulations. Please check with your local authority for
regional disposal regulations.
Customer Service:
Should you need support with this product, please contact
our Customer Service Centre:
Telephone:
+44 (0) 845 250 0586
Email:
service@augustint.com
1. Introduction
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2. Hardware Connections
3
3. How to install Driver and Software
4
4. Remote Control
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5. Frequently Asked Questions
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6. Warranty
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Note:
1. Introduction
1.1 Important Information
For best results it is suggested to use a roof top aerial
when performing the initial scan. All located channel
information will be stored on your computer, you may
then switch back to the portable antenna supplied and
adjust its location to find the best position to receive the
signal.
Please note the included portable antenna may only be
used in areas where signal is very strong. There may be
difficulties in receiving signal with the portable antenna
in some regions at present, this is due to the fact that
Freeview (www.freeview.co.uk) is yet to operate at full
power throughout the UK. The government aims to
achieve a full switchover by 2012, which will occur in
stages, region by region between 2008 and 2012, at
present the quality of Freeview reception varies in
different regions across the UK.
As mentioned on the Freeview website, only some
households might be able to use a set top aerial at present.
This only applies if you live in an area with coverage
close to a transmitter, but reception would still be
unreliable and they strongly recommend that you use a
roof top aerial for good reception.
The reception will improve along with the progress of the
Digital Switchover Program. Reception may also be
affected by various factors such as how close you are to
transmitters, tall buildings, thick walls, ceilings and
weather etc.
1. This product is portable but not suitable for use when
travelling at high speeds.
2. When you use the scheduled record function, real-time
recording or time shifting, please make sure that you
have sufficient hard disk space to save the data.
3. In order to operate this device properly, please follow
the user manual and suggested setup. Improper operation
may cause your system to become unstable or crash.
Before removing the TV receiver or any other device,
please check that all related applications have been closed.
4. We reserve the right to amend the application and its
functions. All newly released drivers and applications
will be uploaded to our website.
1.2 Features
Ultra-compact USB2.0 Digital TV Receiver
Plug & Play, Powered by USB Port
Universal and Regional Channel Scan
Time-Shift Recording
Real-time and Scheduled Recording
Electronic Program Guide and Subtitles
Support MPEG1/2/4 and H.264
Ultra-low power consumption
Infrared Remote Control
1.3 System Requirements
CPU: 1.7GHz or higher
RAM: 512MB or higher
Graphics Card: 32 MB or higher
Sound Card, CD-ROM, USB2.0 Port
Operating Systems: Windows XP/Vista/7
Microsoft Direct X9.0 or higher
For further information on the progression of Switchover
and links to a detailed roll-out schedule, please visit
www.augustint.com.
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3. How to install Driver and Software
1.4 Package Contents
USB Freeview TV Receiver
Portable Antenna with Magnetic Base
Remote Control
Software CD
User Manual
3.1 Driver Installation
Step 1: Insert the device into your computer’s USB port
and connect it to your rooftop aerial as shown in
“ Hardware Connections ” on page 3.
- Windows 7 users
If you are using Windows 7 and you receive a notification
that windows has successfully installed your new device,
you can now skip to Step 6 to install Total Media viewing
software or use Windows Media Centre to scan for
channels and watch TV with no further installation
necessary.
2. Hardware Connections
If the driver has not been installed automatically, please
skip to step 2 and install the driver using the CD.
TV Receiver
PC
IR
Antenna
Wall
(Recommended)
Laptop
Step 1: Plug the USB Freeview TV Receiver to the USB
port of your laptop or PC.
Step 2: Connect the TV Receiver to your roof top aerial
or the portable antenna supplied.
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* Note: The supplied remote control is designed to work
with Total Media, and will not work with Windows Media
Centre.
- Windows XP & Vista users
For Windows XP and Vista users, the “ Found New
Hardware Wizard ” will now appear on your screen,
please select “ Cancel ”.
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Step 2: Insert the software CD supplied, an auto-play
window should appear on your screen. Click
“ Driver Install ” if the screen appears, if not then
run the file Drivers\Setup.exe directly from the
software CD.
Step 5: Click “ Finish ” to completely install the Driver
Software.
Note: Please make sure the device is connected to the
computer before the installation.
Step 3: Select language, then click “ Next ” to continue the
installation.
3.2 Software Installation
Step 6: Click “ Software Install ”.
Step 4: Click “ Install ”.
Step 7: Choose your Setup Language once Total Media
begins installing.
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Step 10: To change the destination folder click “ Browse ”
or click “ Next ” to continue.
Step 8: Click “ Next ” to continue with the installation.
Step 11: Click “ Next ” once you have chosen the destination
folder.
Step 9: Then click “ Yes ” to agree to the terms of the license
agreement.
Step 12: Please wait whilst Total Media installs.
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Step 13: Click “ Finish ”, to complete the installation of
Arcsoft TotalMedia software on your computer.
Note:
If it has not appeared in Device Manager after installation,
please attempt re-installation.
Step 16: Arcsoft TotalMedia
For more information about TotalMedia, please click “ ? ”
on the menu bar for help, or refer to the manual supplied
in the CD or visit their website at www.arcsoft.com.
Step 17: Manuals
Click “ Manuals ”, to browse the manuals for the device and
Total Media.
Step 14: You will now see that the TotalMedia icon appears
on your computer’s desktop.
Step 15: To check that the device has installed properly
navigate to your control panel, select “ System ”->
“ Hardware ”-> “ Device Manager ”, and you will
see a new item “ DVB-T TV Stick ” once the driver
is successfully installed.
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5. Frequently Asked Questions
4. Remote Control
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Mute On / Off
16 Channel preview
Switch between full screen and the default screen
Open / Close TotalMedia application
0 - 9 Numbers
Exit
Snapshot (takes a picture of what is on screen)
Up / Down / Left / Right / OK
Channel Up / Channel Down
Record
Stop Recording / Stop Playback
Volume UP / Volume Down
Time-Shifting On / Off
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5.1 I can not find any channels after the auto scan.
Please check the status of the Freeview switchover in
your area.
If you have been unable to use a rooftop aerial, it may
help to reposition the mini-antenna and rescan, either
by a window or on a metal radiator/car roof can improve
reception strength.
Check that the aerial is properly attached to the device.
Check that the correct country is selected in the Total
Media scan settings.
Re-scanning through an updated rooftop aerial may help
to locate the required Freeview signal settings.
5.2 I do not have a roof top aerial, can I use a portable
aerial?
You can connect a portable aerial to the device, please be
aware though that a rooftop aerial is advised for the best
results. For independent reviews of portable digital aerials
we recommend: www.ricability-digitaltv.org.uk.
5.3 The device gets perfect pictures when plugged into
my roof top aerial, but no picture at all using the
small antenna provided.
Please note the included portable antenna may only be
used in areas where Freeview signal is very strong. There
may be difficulties in receiving TV signal with the
portable antenna in some regions at present, this is due to
the fact that Freeview service (www.freeview.co.uk) is
yet to operate in full power in the UK. After the full
switchover, the Freeview reception will improve
significantly. The government aims to achieve a full
switchover by 2012, which will occur in stages, region by
region between 2008 and 2012, at present the quality of
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the Freeview reception varies in different regions across
the UK.
As mentioned on the Freeview website, only some
households might be able to use a set top aerial at present.
Reception may be affected by various factors such as
proximity to transmitters, tall building structures, thick
walls, ceilings, weather etc. Reception will improve
along with the progress of the Digital Switchover
Program.
For further information on the progression of Switchover
and links to a detailed roll-out schedule, please visit
www.augustint.com.
5.4 The TV picture keeps freezing and/or some TV
channels are missing.
When watching Freeview, in most cases, picture freezing
or blocking is caused by a reception problem, either the
signal is too weak or there is some kind of interference,
please try the device at another time or in different
places.
Below are some possible reasons of poor Freeview
reception, for more information please visit
http://www.freeview.co.uk/help:
- Local factors such as proximity to transmitters, tall
building structures, thick walls, ceilings, weather etc.
- Freeview suggest a booster may be useful to improve
the signal strength, if your rooftop aerial is connected
several TVs/Videos, as splitting the aerial (RF) cable to
serve several appliances can weaken the signal.
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- If your aerial has served you well for a number of years
and you're not seeing a clear picture, it might just be old
or have taken a beating from the weather, you may need to
get your aerial updated. Also, in some parts of the country
Freeview signals use a different frequency or transmitter
to the one you normally use for your analogue reception.
- If you are using a set top aerial, there may be difficulties
in receiving TV signal with a portable antenna in some
regions at present, this is due to the fact that Freeview
service (www.freeview.co.uk) is yet to operate at full
power in the UK. The government aims to achieve a full
switchover by 2012, which will occur in stages, region by
region between 2008 and 2012, at present the quality of
the Freeview reception varies in different regions across
the UK.
The reception will improve along with the progress of the
Digital Switchover Program. Reception capability may
also be affected by various factors such as how close you
are to Freeview TV / digital radio transmitters, tall
buildings, thick walls, ceilings and weather etc.
5.5 The Teletext function does not work.
This device is designed for the European standard of
digital broadcasting. The UK use a slightly different
broadcast signal which is why Teletext is not available on
this unit and why we do not market this function.
5.6 There is no light on the device, is it faulty?
There is no light on this device, the small window is the
IR receiver used by the remote control.
5.7 I can get pictures but no sound.
Please check that your sound card is properly installed
and that the volume settings are correct.
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5.8 Remote control is not working
Check the Remote Controls battery.
The effective range of the remote is 5m.
The remote control relies on direct line of sight to the
receiver, please check that there is nothing between
the remote and the USB stick.
Windows Vista or 7 users can use the Windows Media
Centre to watch TV, however please note the supplied
remote control is designed to work with Total Media,
and will not work with Windows Media Centre or
other software.
5.9 The TV some time freezes or slows down
Freezing whilst watching TV indicates a system resource
problem, it most often occurs your PC does not meet the
recommended system requirements and if your VGA
driver is not properly installed or updated. We also
recommend that you close all other programmes whilst
watching or recording TV.
The product must be used solely for domestic purposes.
The warranty only covers the main unit, and does not
cover the accessories.
The warranty does not cover the damage caused by
misuse, negligence, accident and natural disaster.
The warranty will be rendered invalid if the product is
resold or has been damaged by inexpert repairs. The
manufactures disclaim any liability for incidental or
consequential damages.
Please consult our customer adviser before returning
any product; we are not responsible for any unexpected
product returns.
Any faulty product must be kept and returned in the
original packaging with all the accessories and the
original copy of the purchase receipt.
The warranty is in addition to, and does not diminish,
your statutory or legal rights.
Customer Service:
Telephone:
Email:
6. Warranty
+44 (0) 845 250 0586
service@augustint.com
This product is guaranteed for twelve months from the
date of the original purchase. In the unlikely event of any
defect arising due to faulty materials or workmanship, the
unit will be either replaced or repaired free of charge
(where possible) during this period. An alternative
product will be offered in case the product is no longer
available or repairable.
This warranty is subject to the following conditions:
The warranty is only valid within the country where
the product is purchased.
The product must be correctly installed and operated in
accordance to the instructions given in this user
manual.
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