Gateway 610, 610S User manual

Gateway 610, 610S User manual

Gateway 610

Media Center PC

User’s Guide

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Setting Up Gateway 610 Media Center PC

About your Gateway 610 Media Center PC

Planning your Media Center setup

Setting hardware 10

Connecting the audio and video source

Connecting control

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Setting 14

Chapter Two: Setting Up Gateway 610 Media Center PC

Optional Connections 15

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Connecting the Media Center PC to an existing stereo

Chapter Three: Getting Started

Checking out your Gateway 610 Media Center PC

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Learning about the remote control 30

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Table of Contents

Using the remote to play TV recordings 35

Recorded 41

Changing 42

Burning recorded TV programs to DVD

Chapter Five: Using My Music

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Getting started with My Music

Adding music files to the Media Library

Adding music CDs to the Media Library

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Chapter Six: Using My Pictures

Getting started with My Pictures

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Organizing 55

Playing audio during a slide show

Chapter Seven: Using My Videos

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video 61

Table of Contents

Chapter Eight: Using Play DVD 65

Chapter Nine: Using Radio 69

Using the remote to play Radio recordings 72

Chapter Ten: Using Other Features

Setting up the external video input

Changing Media Center Settings

Using 79

Chapter Eleven: Getting Help 81

Media 82

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Other Media Center resources 87

Appendix A: Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information 89

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Plan your Media Center PC setup

Set up hardware and software

SettingUp

Gateway 610

Media Center PC

ChapterOne

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About your Gateway 610 Media Center PC

The Gateway 610 Media Center

PC provides powerful computing and rich entertainment capabilities.

You can run the Media Center while using other Microsoft Windows programs or just enjoy the Media

Center in full-screen mode without using other programs.

Use the Media Center remote control the same way you use the remote for your home entertainment system. You can use the remote and Media Center to watch and record TV, play videos and music, and view pictures.

Use the wireless keyboard and mouse to run the Media Center and your Microsoft Windows programs.

Planning your Media Center setup

Locating connections

You’ve probably already decided where you want to locate your Media Center PC, but before you start setting up the Media Center, take a few minutes to make sure that all of these connections are available in the location you’ve selected.

Internet connection Your computer needs an

Internet connection to update the program guide and to access the Internet. Make sure that you have access to a dial-up or broadband Internet connection before starting your Media Center software setup.

Contact your Internet service provider for more information about setting up your Internet connection.

In addition to the modem and Ethernet jacks on the back of your Media Center PC, your Media Center PC may also include wireless Ethernet capabilities. For more information about connecting to a network with your wireless Ethernet hardware, see the networking user’s guide included on the hard drive. To open the document click Start, Gateway Documentation, then click Networking User’s Guide.

Video source Make sure that you have access to a video source before starting your Media Center setup. Your computer receives video input from a coaxial or an S-Video cable. The video source usually comes from an antenna, a direct cable TV connection, a cable box, or a satellite receiver.

Cable boxes and satellite receivers are also called set-top boxes.

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Setting up the hardware

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Connect the modem

(optional)

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Connect the audio/video source

A coaxial (TV in) connection carries both the audio and video signals.

If you use an S-Video connection, then also connect audio using

RCA stereo plugs.

For detailed instructions about connecting the audio/video source (step 3), see page 12.

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Connect your broadband

Internet (optional)

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Connect the IR control cable (optional)

Plug one end of the IR control cable into your computer, then adhere the other end to the set-top box sensor window.

Remove the adhesive paper from the back of the IR control.

For detailed instructions about connecting the IR control cable (step 4), see page 13.

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Install the keyboard, mouse, and remote control batteries.

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Plug in your computer

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Turn on your computer

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Sync up wireless devices

Press the power button on the top of your computer to turn it on.

keyboard sensor mouse sensor

Press the Media Center PC connect button, then press the keyboard connect button.

Repeat the process with the mouse.

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Connecting the audio and video source

Your Media Center PC has connectors for S-Video or coaxial (TV). Select the connector that your video source supports:

S-Video — The video signal provides the highest quality video for the Media Center PC. If you use

S-Video, you also need to connect the audio using RCA stereo plugs.

Coaxial (TV) — The video and audio signals are both carried on one cable. The coaxial cable is the way to connect a direct cable or an antenna video source to the Media Center.

Tip:

The quality of the video coming into the Media Center PC determines the quality of the video output to the Media Center display device.

A direct cable connection, cable set-top box, or satellite set-top box usually provides a better quality signal than an antenna. Use the highest quality video source available for best video display results.

The quality of cable used to connect the video source to the Media

Center PC has an affect on the video output quality from the computer. Use high quality video cables to connect the video source to the computer.

Caution:

If the video devices connected to your computer are not grounded correctly, your computer could be damaged. For more information about correct grounding, see the safety and regulatory information on page 90.

S-Video

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Connect an S-Video cable (not included) from a video source such as a cable set-top box, a satellite set-top box, or other video source device, to the S-Video In port on the back of your Media Center PC.

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Connect an RCA cable (not included) from the Audio Out jacks on the video device to the Audio In RCA jack on the back of your

Media Center PC.

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Coaxial (TV)

Connect a coaxial cable (not included) from a video device, such as a direct cable connection, a cable set-top box, a satellite set-top box, or an antenna, to the Coaxial In (TV) port on the back of your computer.

Connecting the IR control cable

If your Media Center configuration uses a set-top box for the Media Center video source, connect the infrared (IR) control cable from the Media Center PC to the set-top box IR sensor window. The IR control cable sends input from the remote sensor to your set-top box to change channels.

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Plug the IR control cable into the IR control port on the back of the Media Center PC.

3

Remove the adhesive paper from the back of the

IR control.

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Place the sticky side of the IR control on the set-top box sensor window. Make sure that the IR control is placed directly in front of the IR sensor that you located in step 2.

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Locate the IR sensor by shining a flashlight through the set-top box IR sensor window. Look for a 1/2 to 3/8 inch metallic rectangle with a 1/8 inch dark circle in the middle. This is the IR sensor.

Tip:

The Media Center IR control cable sends infrared signals to your set-top box or satellite receiver. However, some set-top boxes are set to receive radio frequency (RF) signals from the remote control.

Before using the Media Center remote control, make sure that the set-top box is set to accept infrared signals. See your set-top box guide for information about remote settings.

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Setting up the software

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Complete the Windows XP setup

After you’ve turned on your computer, wait for it to start up, then follow the on-screen instructions.

Tip:

The Media Center setup wizard requires Internet access to complete the Media Center software configuration. Before starting the Media Center setup wizard in step 4, make sure that your Internet connection is set up. Contact your Internet service provider for more information about setting up your Internet connection.

Before starting the Media Center setup wizard, check for

Windows Updates to make sure that Media Center has the most recent software releases and security updates installed. For more information, see “Windows Update” on page 87.

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Confi gure the Media Center software for your specifi c requirements

Follow the on-screen instructions.

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Complete peripheral devices setup

Connect devices, such as a printer or scanner, after you complete the Windows setup. Follow the instructions that came with the device.

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Start the Media Center setup wizard

After you’ve completed the initial

Windows setup, press the Start button on your remote control.

ChapterTwo

SettingUp

Media Center PC

Optional Connections

Connect an optional TV

Connect to an existing sound system

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Setting up optional connections

Connecting a TV (optional)

You can use a TV as an external display device.

However, some older TVs provide a lower quality display than computer monitors or flat-panel TVs that are optimized for the Media Center.

The Gateway 610 Media Center PC provides a display output from the S-Video Out port. Connect the S-Video cable from the Media Center’s S-Video Out port to the

TV’s S-Video In port. S-Video display quality is usually good for TV images. The display quality for computer functions, however, is not as good as the Gateway 610

Media Center PC’s display. S-Video display output is not optimized for computer video display.

Tip:

Many TVs use interlaced video. Interlaced video displays a video frame with two passes of alternating scan lines. The TV screen first displays the video image odd lines one at a time, sequentially from top to bottom, then it fills in the other half of the video image with the even lines. Because most TVs use this interlaced method to display the picture on the screen, a standard interlaced analog television will most likely flicker when displaying thin lines and small text. An interlaced video display device will produce a lower quality display, especially when viewing and using the Media Center computer functions.

Progressive scan video displays a video frame with one pass of sequential scan lines. A progressive scan TV displays the entire picture, drawn sequentially from top to bottom, without the odd/ even interlacing. This results in a fuller, sharper picture, and better display quality for viewing and using the Media Center computer functions. The progressive scan picture is also brighter and easier on your eyes.

Tip:

If you want the audio to play from the external TV you connected to, connect the Audio out ports (analog or digital) to your TV Audio in ports. If you do not connect the Audio out ports to your TV, then the sound will continue to play from the Media Center PC and other sound system connected to the Media Center PC.

Help:

By default, the Gateway 610 Media Center PC uses a screen resolution of 1280 x 768. Many TVs cannot display this high resolution and may shift, scramble, or scroll the picture. For a better picture on a TV display, you may need to lower the Media

Center screen resolution to 800 x 600 or 640 x 480. For more information about adjusting display settings, click Start, then click

Help and Support. Type the keyword changing display settings in the Search box, then press Enter.

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Connect an S-Video cable (not included) to the

S-Video Out port on the back of your Media

Center PC.

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Connect the other end of the cable to the S-Video

In port on the back of your TV.

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Turn the TV on and select the TV In video source.

For more information about selecting the TV In video source, see your TV’s documentation.

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Connecting the Media Center PC to an existing stereo or home theater (optional)

The Media Center PC includes a built-in sound system. However, if you purchased an add-on sound system, use the setup poster and other documentation that was included with the sound system to set it up.

If you have an existing stereo or home theater, you can connect the

Media Center PC to an existing sound system. Use 1/8” stereo to RCA plug Y-cables to connect the computer to an analog sound system or use a Toslink digital cable to connect your computer to digital audio outputs (S/PDIF). The setup varies, depending on your sound system audio inputs. See your sound system’s user guide for more information about connecting audio inputs.

Connect front analog speakers

Connect rear analog speakers

Connect digital

(S/PDIF) audio

Connect center/subwoofer analog speakers

After you have connected your add-on sound system, use the sound and audio properties to select speaker setup options.

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Click Start, Control Panel, Sounds, Speech,

and Audio Devices, then click Sounds and

Audio Devices. The Sounds and Audio Devices

Properties dialog box opens.

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Click the Volume tab, then click the Advanced button in the Speaker Settings section. The

Advanced Audio Properties dialog box opens.

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Click the Speakers tab, click the arrow button to open the Speaker setup list, then click the speaker setup that most closely matches your sound system type.

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Click OK to save your speaker setup.

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ChapterThree

GettingStarted

Learn about your

Gateway 610 Media Center PC

Start the Media Center

Use the Media Center

Learn about the remote control

Learn about the wireless keyboard

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Checking out your Media Center PC

Front

A A

B

Left side

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Item Component Icon Description

A Front speakers

Provides audio output when headphones or amplifi ed speakers are not plugged in.

B

C

D

Infrared receiver

USB port

IEEE 1394 port

Receives Infrared (IR) signals from the remote control.

Plug USB (Universal Serial

Bus) devices (such as a USB printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.

Plug an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire or i.Link) device, such as a digital camcorder, into this 6-pin IEEE 1394 port.

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Memory Stick Pro card reader

SecureDigital

(SD) / MultiMedia

Card (MMC) card reader

CompactFlash /

MicroDrive card reader

SmartMedia (SM) card reader

Removable memory card drive.

Removable memory card drive.

Removable memory card drive.

Removable memory card drive.

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J Connect button

Press to sync the wireless connections between the

Media Center PC, keyboard, and mouse. See the setup instructions on page 11.

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Right side

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Item Component Icon Description

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Combination DVD

+RW/+R / CD-RW

(recordable DVD and CD drive)

R/RW

Play and record CDs and

DVDs in the combination drive.

(recordable DVD is optional)

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DVD/CD drive eject button

M Microphone jack

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P

Q

R

S

T

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Headphone jack

Brightness - button

Brightness + button

Channel - button

Channel + button

Volume - button

Volume + button

Power button

Press to remove a CD or DVD from the DVD/CD drive.

Connect a microphone and record voice fi les or transmit live audio.

Plug amplifi ed speakers or headphones into this jack.

Push to reduce the display brightness.

Push to increase the display brightness.

Push to change the channel sequentially to a lower channel number.

Push to change the channel sequentially to a higher channel number.

Push to reduce the volume level.

Push to increase the volume level.

Press to turn the power on or off. Press and hold for a few seconds to put the Media

Center PC in standby mode.

Top

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Back

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CC

DD

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HH

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JJ

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RR

QQ

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Item Component

AA FM In antenna (external coaxial connector)

BB FM antenna selector (internal or external)

CC Subwoofer speaker

DD Power connector

EE Ethernet jack

FF Rear Analog Audio Out jack (line out)

GG Kensington lock slot

HH Front Analog Audio out jack (line out)

II

JJ

Digital Audio Out jack (S/PDIF)

Center/subwoofer Analog Audio Out jack

(line out)

KK IR Control (controller) port

LL USB ports (4)

MM S-Video Out jack

NN Modem jack

OO TV In jack (coaxial)

PP Video In jack (RCA)

QQ Audio In jack (left channel)

RR Audio In jack (right channel)

SS S-Video In jack

Icon Description

Connect an external FM antenna into this port.

Select to use the internal FM antenna or an external FM antenna (not included).

Provides subwoofer audio output when headphones or amplifi ed speakers are not plugged in.

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

Plug 10/100 Ethernet network cable into this jack. For more information about networking, see the “Networking Your Computer” guide. Click Start, All Programs, Gateway Documentation, then click the networking guide.

Plug powered, analog rear speakers, or an external amplifi er into this jack. Use a 1/8” stereo to RCA plug Y-cable.

Secure your computer to an object by connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.

Plug powered, analog front speakers, or an external audio amplifi er into this jack. Use a 1/8” stereo to RCA plug Y-cable.

Plug an optical (Toslink) digital audio cable into this jack.

Plug powered, center/subwoofer speakers, or an external audio amplifi er into this jack. Use a

1/8” stereo to RCA plug Y-cable.

Sends input from the keyboard or remote control to a set-top box to change channels. Plug an

IR control cable into this port.

Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a USB printer, scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.

Provides video output for devices, such as monitors and camcorders, that support S-Video.

Plug an RJ-11 modem cable into this jack.

Plug a coaxial cable from a video source, such as cable, satellite, or antenna, into this jack.

Plug an RCA cable from a video source, such as a VCR, into this jack.

Plug an RCA cable from a left channel audio out jack, such as cable, satellite, or antenna, into this jack.

Plug an RCA cable from a right channel audio out jack, such as cable, satellite, or antenna, into this jack.

Plug an S-Video cable from a video source, such as cable, satellite, or antenna, into this jack.

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Starting the Media Center

You can take full control of the Media Center from your wireless keyboard, remote, and mouse. Use the device that is comfortable for your using and viewing situation.

To start Media Center from the Start menu

Click Start, then click Media Center.

To start Media Center with a remote device

Press the Start button on the remote.

Using the Media Center

You can switch to the Microsoft Windows desktop at any time. Media Center will continue to run in the background.

To switch between the Media Center and the desktop

Click the minimize button to view the desktop.

Click the maximize button to expand the active window to fit the entire screen.

Click the Media Center taskbar button or the

Start button on the keyboard or remote to return to the Media Center.

The Media Center menu bar and transport controls toolbar appear when you move the mouse. Use the keyboard, remote, or mouse to make selections.

Menu bar

Transport controls

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Learning about the remote control

Shortcut buttons

give you direct access to

Media Center features.

Media Center Start button

starts the Media Center software.

Audio/Video (A/V) control buttons

control volume levels, volume mute, channel selections, and the DVD menu.

Numeric keypad/

Data entry buttons

let you enter numbers and characters from the remote control.

Power control button

puts the Media Center PC in Standby mode (reduced power).

Transport buttons

let you replay buffered recorded

(buffered) TV and radio programs and play the CD and DVD player.

Navigation buttons

let you move the cursor around the Guide and menus, make selections, navigate back to the previous screen, change the screen display aspect ratio, and get more information. Press the OK button to make a selection.

Tip:

The remote has a range of 23 feet

(7.5 meters) and performs best with a maximum angle of 22.5-degrees from the center of the IR receiver in all directions. Make sure that there is a clear line of sight between the remote and the IR receiver.

Using the remote control

Use the Media Center remote control to watch TV, videos, and DVDs, to listen to music, and to view pictures.

Use the remote control navigation buttons to highlight a

Media Center menu option, then press OK to select the menu option.

Press one of the menu shortcut buttons on the remote control for direct access to a Media Center menu.

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Learning about the keyboard

Use the keyboard to navigate and select the Media

Center menus and options and perform other activities such as typing an e-mail.

Tip:

The keyboard has a range of 6.5 feet (2 meters) and performs best with a maximum angle of 85 degrees from the center of the screen in all directions.

Internet button

starts your Internet browser.

Shortcut buttons

give you direct access to

Media Center features.

E-mail button

starts your E-mail program.

Transport buttons

let you replay buffered TV programs and play the CD and DVD player.

Audio/Video (A/V) control buttons

control volume levels, volume mute, and channel selections.

Standby control

puts the Media

Center PC in

Standby mode

(reduced power).

Windows keys

give you direct access to the Windows Start menu.

Application key

lets you access shortcut menus and help assistants in

Windows.

Directional

(navigation) keys

let you move the cursor around the

Guide and menus.

Numeric keypad/

Data entry buttons

let you enter numbers and characters from the remote control.

Watch Live TV

View the Guide and select TV programs

Schedule, record, and sort TV program recordings.

Search for programs by categories, title, or keyword.

Change My TV settings

ChapterFour

UsingMyTV

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Watching TV

You can take control of your TV viewing experience with My TV. Use My TV to watch TV, record TV, watch buffered (time-shifted) TV, watch recorded programs, search for programs, change TV settings, and more.

While watching My TV or using the Guide, you can press the More Info button, on the remote, to view more information about the selected program.

To watch a TV program

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On the remote, press My TV. The last viewed TV channel displays.

To view a TV program in full-screen mode

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With My TV on, navigate to highlight Live TV.

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On the remote, press the CH/PG + or CH/PG - button to change channels, enter a channel on the remote’s numeric keypad, select channels from the Guide, or search for a TV program by category, title, or keyword.

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Press the OK button to maximize the TV viewing window to full-screen mode.

To exit the full-screen mode

With My TV in full-screen mode, press the remote control’s Back navigation button. The previous

Media Center screen displays.

Help:

If you prefer, you can use the computer keyboard instead of the remote to control My TV. The arrow keys on your keyboard work as the navigation buttons. For other commands, use the keyboard shortcuts described in the Media Center Help. To open Media

Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

Using the remote to play TV recordings

My TV automatically records TV programs to a program buffer as you watch TV. When you stop or pause live

TV programs, My TV continues recording (buffering) the program for up to 30 minutes so you can watch the program where you previously left off. You can also press the replay button, while watching a program, to rewind and replay a segment of the program. Use the remote transport buttons or the transport controls toolbar

(activated by moving the mouse), to control Live TV and recorded TV playback.

Remote button

Press:

Pause Pause to freeze the live TV image. While paused, My TV continues to record the program for up to 30 minutes. If you paused live TV for more than 30 minutes, you cannot play the show from the exact point where you paused it.

Stop Stop to halt live TV. My TV continues to record the program for up to 30 minutes. If you stop live TV for more than 30 minutes, you cannot play the broadcast from the exact point where you stopped it.

Play Play to resume watching TV where you left off when you pressed the Pause or Stop button.

Press Stop to stop viewing live or recorded TV.

Fwd Fwd (Fast forward) to advance through a live TV or recorded program that has been stopped or paused and recorded to the program buffer. Press Fwd a second or third time to increase the fast forward speed.

Rewind Rew (rewind) to go back in a program that has been stopped or paused and recorded to the program buffer. Press Rew a second or third time to increase the rewind speed.

Skip Skip once to advance 29 seconds through a recorded program that has been stopped or paused and recorded to the program buffer. You can press skip repeatedly, but only until you reach the end of the program buffer.

Replay Replay once to go back 7 seconds in a live TV or recorded program that has been stopped or paused and recorded to the program buffer. You can press replay repeatedly, but only until you reach the beginning of the program buffer.

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To rewind and replay a buffered TV program

On the remote, press Rew until you locate the point on the TV program that you want to replay, then press Play. The buffered program plays and live TV continues to record to the buffer.

Help:

For more information about watching buffered TV programs, see topics in About My TV section of the Media Center Help. To open

Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

To pause or stop and replay a buffered

TV program

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On the remote, press Pause or Stop at the point on the TV program that you want to pause or stop the program. Live TV continues to record to the buffer for up to 30 minutes.

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Tip:

My TV buffers 30 minutes of TV program segments. You can replay buffered TV programs for up to 30 previous minutes of the program’s broadcast. If you want to replay longer TV programs or save them to watch later, use the My TV record features. For more information, see “Recording TV programs” on page 39.

Tip:

When you change channels, the program buffer deletes the buffer content from the current channel and begins recording the new channel to the program buffer.

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Press Play when you want to return to watching the program. The program starts playing from the point where you paused it.

You can continue watching the time shifted program or fast forward, rewind, skip, or replay segments that were buffered. If you want to return to Live TV, skipping past the buffered broadcast segments, press Live TV.

Using the Guide

The Guide displays channel and TV program information,

TV program titles, descriptions, categories, ratings, and program times. You can view and scroll through the list of current and future TV shows in the Guide. When you select a program title, information about the program displays below the program listings.

Use the Guide to select programs to watch, set up program recordings, and search for TV programs.

To start the Guide

On the remote, press the Guide button. The Guide opens.

To select a program listed in the Guide

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With the Guide open, press the up , down , left , or right remote navigation buttons to scroll through the TV listings line-by-line.

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Press the CH/PG + or CH/PG - buttons on the remote to scroll through the TV listing page-by-page.

Help:

For information about watching Pay-Per-View programs on the

Media Center, see topics in About the Guide section of the Media

Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

2

Highlight the program you want to watch and press OK. One of the following will occur:

• If the program is currently broadcasting, the window will maximize and display the program.

• If the program is scheduled to broadcast at a later time, a detailed program information page opens.

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Manually updating the Guide

When you use the Media Center setup wizard, the

Media Center Guide can be set up to automatically download program information from your cable or satellite service provider. However, if your Internet

Service Provider does not support automatic Guide updates or if the Guide needs to be updated for another reason, you may need to update the Guide manually to refresh the program listings.

To manually update the Guide

1

Before starting the Media Center, make sure that you connect to the Internet.

Tip:

The Media Center requires Internet access to update the Media

Center Program Guide. Make sure that you connect to your

Internet connection before continuing the manual Program Guide update instructions. Contact your Internet Service Provider for more information.

Help:

For more information about using and configuring the Guide, see topics in About the Guide section of the Media Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

2

On the remote, press My TV. The Media Center

My TV starts.

3

Navigate to Settings, then press OK. The Settings menu opens.

4

Navigate to Guide, then press OK.

5

Navigate to Get Guide data, then press OK. A message asks if you want to update the Guide information now.

6

Navigate to Yes, then press OK. The Media

Center downloads Guide updates.

Recording TV programs

Media Center lets you record the program you are watching, record a program that is scheduled to broadcast later, or record a recurring program series.

To record the program you are watching

1

Use the remote channel selector CH/PG + or

CH/PG -, numeric keypad, or the Guide to choose programs that you want to record.

2

On the remote, press the Record button. The program recording starts.

Tip:

To record programs to the hard drive, your Media Center PC must be turned on, in standby mode, or hibernate mode. For more information about using standby and hibernate, Click Start, Help

and Support, then search for the keywords standby or hibernate.

To set up a recording from the Guide

1

On the remote, press Guide. The Guide opens.

2

Highlight the TV program you want to record, then press the Record button. The record icon appears next to the program to indicate the recording has been scheduled.

3

To end the program recording, press the Stop button or let the recording stop automatically when the current program is over.

Tip:

When recording a program, you can only watch the program that is recording. If you change channels during a program recording, the recording stops.

The program automatically records when the scheduled program begins broadcasting and stops recording when the program broadcast ends.

Tip:

The Guide is available to multiple user accounts on the Media

Center, however the program recording schedules are shared among all accounts. A program recording conflict message appears if a user tries to schedule a recording for a time that has already been scheduled.

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Tip:

When you schedule to record a program series, the Media Center records each series episode from any channel that broadcasts the program series. Media Center will not record duplicate programs from the series and it will look for alternative broadcasts times if a recording time conflict occurs.

To set up a recording for a program series

1

On the remote, press Guide. The Guide opens.

2

Highlight the program you want to record, then press the Record button two times to record a program series. The record series icon appears next to the program to indicate that the recording has been scheduled for all programs in this series.

Help:

For more information about recording programs manually, recording programs from search, and other recording methods, see topics in Record TV located under the My TV section of the

Media Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

To change program recording settings

1

On the remote, press Guide. The Guide opens.

2

Highlight the program that you have scheduled to record, then press the OK button. The Program

Info window opens.

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The program automatically records each time the scheduled series broadcasts from any channel and stops recording when the program broadcast ends.

3

Highlight a menu option, press the OK button, then change the record settings to your preferences.

Help:

For more information about managing Recorded TV, see topics in

Record TV located under the Manage Recorded TV section of the Media Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

Using Recorded TV

Use Recorded TV to view and manage your program recordings. After you have recorded TV programs, go to Recorded TV to sort programs by date, name, and category. You can also schedule new program recordings and watch and manage scheduled program recordings.

To watch and manage Recorded TV

1

On the remote, press My TV. The Media Center starts.

2

Navigate to Recorded TV, then press OK. The

Recorded TV menu opens. A list of previously recorded and currently recording programs displays.

In Recorded TV you can:

• Select Sort by date, Sort by name, or Sort

by category to set your program list viewing preference.

To play, delete, or keep a recorded program until a specified date, navigate to a recorded program, then press OK. Select the program option.

• Select Add recording and schedule a new program recording using the Guide or Search, choosing Channel and time, or by Keyword.

• Select Scheduled to view and manage future program recording options.

Tip:

On the remote, you can also press the Recorded TV button for a shortcut to access Recorded TV.

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Changing My TV Settings

Use My TV Settings to customize the Media Center My

TV. You can adjust settings for the TV recorder, Guide,

TV signal, display settings, audio, and My TV.

To use the Settings menu

1

On the remote, press My TV. The Media Center starts.

2

Navigate to Settings, then press OK. The Settings menu opens.

Help:

For more information about the My TV Settings options, see topics in Change settings for My TV located under the My TV section of the Media Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

In Settings you can:

• Select Recorder to view the TV program recording history log, change drive storage settings (such as how much disk space to allocate for program recordings), and change the

TV program recording quality setting. Also, see how much recording time has been used, how much is available for recording new programs, what the recording default settings are, and more.

• Select Guide to edit the Guide listings, add missing channels to the Guide, reset the Guide lineup, and update the Guide information.

• Select Set up TV signal to choose the video service, such as cable, satellite, or antenna, that is connected to the Media Center PC.

• Select Adjust display settings to adjust the video settings for the display.

• Select Audio to set audio, captioning, and captioning display options.

• Select My TV to choose whether to automatically start playing the TV after starting My TV or whether to start playing the TV only when the user selects Live TV.

Burning recorded TV programs to DVD

After you have recorded a TV program, you may want to save the program to a DVD to watch on another computer that has a DVD player or your home DVD player. Use Sonic PrimeTime to copy the recorded program to a DVD (a recordable DVD drive is optional for the Gateway 610 Media Center PC).

Tip:

Record TV programs to DVD-R type DVDs.

3

Use Sort by date, Sort by name, or Sort by

category to locate the recorded TV program you want to record to DVD.

4

Use the remote to highlight the TV program or programs that you want to record, then press the

OK button.

As you select TV programs, a check mark displays beside the programs and the DVD icon shows the recording space available on the DVD.

To use Sonic PrimeTime

1

Press the Start button on the remote. The

Media Center menu displays.

2

Highlight Create DVD, then press OK. The Media

Center minimizes and Sonic PrimeTime opens.

5

After you have selected the TV programs you want to record, highlight Burn DVD, then press

OK. A message tells you that running additional programs while burning a DVD may cause the recording to fail.

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If you have a number of processor intensive programs running, exit the programs, then click

OK. The TV programs burn to the DVD.

Tip:

DVD-Rs have a 4.7 GB maximum capacity. If the TV program you want to record is long enough to require more than 4.7 GB of recording space, you can reduce the Media Center program recording quality setting before recording the program. The record quality setting options are Fair, Good, Better, or Best:

Recording quality

Best

Better

Good

Fair

Approximate

GB/hour

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.0

Lowering the recording quality reduces the TV program recording space requirement, which may reduce the TV program file size enough for the program to fit on a recordable DVD (depending on the TV program length).

For more information about setting the recorded image quality option, see the topics in Change settings for My TV located under the My TV section of the Media Center Help. To open Media

Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

UsingMy Music

Browse music selections

Search for music by titles and keywords

Play music

Add songs and audio files to the Media Library

View music CD information such as artist name, song title, album cover art, and more.

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Getting started with My Music

My Music lets you enjoy a complete music experience from the Media Center. You can listen to CDs, view artists information, create your own music playlists, categorize and listen to music by genres, search for music selections, and more.

The Media Center lets you play these digital audio file types:

File type

(format)

CD audio

File extension

.cda

Windows Media audio files

.asx, .wm, .wma, .wmp, .wmx

Windows audio files

.wav

MP3

.mp3 and .m3u

Adding music files to the

Media Library

The Media Center My Music works hand-in-hand with the Windows Media Player. Use the Windows Media

Player to add, delete, categorize, and organize music.

Then use the Media Center My Music to view, sort, play, and search for music.

To add music files on your computer to the

Media Player’s Media Library

1

With the mouse, click Start, then click Windows

Media Player. Windows Media Player opens.

Tip:

Additional audio formats may be supported if you install new codecs (compressor/decompressor software used to compress and decompress digital media files) to play the audio file.

2

On the left side of the Media Player, click Media

Library. The first time you click Media Library, a message tells you that the Media Player needs to search your computer for music files.

3

If this is the first time you’ve added music files to the Media Library, click Yes. The Media Player searches for all music files on your computer and adds them to the Media Library.

- OR -

If you want to add new music files to the Media

Library, click the show menu bar arrow to display the menu bar, click Tools, then click

Search for Media Files. The Add To Media

Library By Searching Computer dialog box opens.

Select search options, then click Search. The

Media Player searches for music files on your computer and adds them to the Media Library.

Help:

You can add music CD files to the Media Library in Media Center’s

My Music, however you cannot delete, move, rename, and organize music files with My Music features. For a variety of music file management capabilities, use the Media Player’s My Library features.

For more information about managing music files, see topics in

Add songs and audio files to the Media Library located under the My Music section of the Media Center Help. To open Media

Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

Adding music CDs to the

Media Library

You can add and organize your personal CD collection with the Media Player’s Media Library, then use the Media Center as your personal jukebox to play and enjoy your music. First use

Media Player to copy, add, delete, move, create personal playlists, rename files on the hard drive, and more.

Once you’ve customized your music files using the

Media Library, then use the Media Center to play music, view song, track, and artist information.

To add music files from a CD to the Media

Player’s Media Library

1

With the mouse, click Start, then click Windows

Media Player. Windows Media Player opens.

2

Insert the CD you want to add to the Media

Library.

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On the left side of the Media Player, click Copy

from CD, then click Copy Music.

The Copy Options (1 of 2) dialog box opens.

4

Click Add copy protection to your music or Do

not add copy protections to your music, then click to select the check box next to the copyright statement. You must agree to the copyright statement and select the check box next to the copyright statement before you can continue copying the CD to your computer.

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If you agree to the copyright statement, click Next.

The Copy Options (2 of 2) dialog box opens.

- OR -

If you do not agree to the copyright statement, click X to close the dialog box and stop copying the CD to your computer.

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Click Change my current format settings or

Keep my current format settings, then click

Finish. The CD copies to the hard drive.

Tip:

When adding music files to the Media Library and playing files from the Media Center, make sure that you’re connected to the Internet to display CD information such as artist information, CD artwork, song titles, and more.

Playing My Music

You can play music CDs with Media Center’s My Music, or after you’ve added your CD collection to the Media

Player’s Media Library, you’ll have a variety of music to listen to directly from your Media Center PC. You can play individual songs, CDs (albums), shuffle play, and customize your music files for special occasions with a personalized music playlist. After you’ve tailored music files with the Media Library, sit back and enjoy listening to your favorite music with the Media Center.

To listen to a CD on the Media Center

1

Insert the CD you want to listen to.

2

If the Media Center TV or Guide is open, Media

Center asks if you want to play the CD. Highlight

Yes, then click OK.

- OR -

If the Media Center is not open, the default music player may start playing the CD. If you want the

Media Center to be your default CD player, see

“Changing Media Center to the default player” on page 52.

- OR -

Press My Music. The My Music menu opens.

3

Navigate to highlight the CD selection, highlight

Play or Shuffle, then press OK.

The Now Playing menu opens and the CD plays.

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You can also:

• Select View Song to view the CD cover artwork and the currently playing song’s title.

• Select View Tracks to view a list of all the tracks on the CD.

• Select Shuffle to randomly arrange the music play selections.

• Select Repeat to repeat play the CD.

• Select Copy CD to copy the

CD to the hard drive and add the music files to the Media

Library for future listening (also see “Adding music CDs to the

Media Library” on page 47). You can also set audio, captioning, and captioning display options.

• Select Buy Music to search for and purchase CDs.

• Select Visualize to display interesting visual patterns on-screen while your music plays.

To listen to the Media Library music from the

Media Center

1

On the remote, press My Music. My Music opens.

2

Navigate to:

• Select Albums to play music, from your Media

Library.

• Select Artists to view and play music from a list of all artist in your Media Library.

• Select Playlists to view and play music from your custom playlists or from auto-created playlists.

• Select Songs to view and play music from an alphabetized list of music files.

• Select Genres to view and play music from music categorized by genre, such as classical, jazz, new age, and rock.

• Select Search to search for music by a song title.

• Select Settings to change the visualizations options.

3

After you’ve selected your music, click OK. The selections play.

Help:

For more information about methods to browse and select music files, see topics in Browse My Music and Play Music located under the My Music section of the Media Center Help. To open

Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

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To set Media Center as the default CD player

1

With the mouse, click Start, then click My

Computer. The My Computer window opens.

2

Right click the Audio CD (D:) drive, then click

Properties. The Audio CD (D:) Properties dialog box opens.

3

Click the AutoPlay tab. The AutoPlay tab displays.

4

Click Music CD in the Select a content type list.

5

Click the Select an action to perform option.

Play Audio CD using Media Center under

Actions, then click OK.

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UsingMy Pictures

Manage and add pictures to your photo library

Browse and search for pictures

View and touch up pictures

Print and share pictures

Watch pictures as slide shows

View picture details such as file name, file date, picture pixel size, where the picture is stored, and more.

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Getting started with My Pictures

The Media Center’s My Pictures makes it easy and fun to watch your digital photos. My Pictures lets you view your pictures individually or as a slide show. You can organize and sort pictures by name or date. Use the keyboard or mouse to browse your pictures with the keyboard or remote control.

While browsing pictures or watching a slide show, you can press the More Info button to view more information about a picture, make adjustments to a picture, and print a picture. The Media Center lets you view these digital image file types:

File type (format)

Joint Photographic

Experts Group

Tagged Image File

Format

Graphics Interchange

Format

Bitmap

Windows MetaFile

Portable Network

Graphics

File extension

.jpg, .jpeg

.tif

.gif*

.bmp

.wmf

.png

Animated .gif fi les are not supported.

Organizing picture files

To view pictures and play slide shows in the Media

Center’s My Pictures, first copy and organize the picture files into the My Pictures or Shared Pictures folders. The

Media Center only displays picture files placed in the My

Pictures or Shared Pictures folders.

To organize picture files

1

With the mouse, click Start, then click My

Pictures. The My Pictures window opens.

2

Make new folders in the My Pictures folder and copy files to the folder or copy folders from other folders to the My Pictures folder.

You can also put pictures in the Shared Pictures folder to share pictures with other users.

Help:

For more information about managing picture files, see topics in

Work with picture files located under the My Pictures section of the Media Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

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Viewing My Pictures

After you’ve organized your picture files in the

My Pictures or Shared Pictures folder, then you can view pictures in the Media Center’s My Pictures. The picture folders display just as you organized them in the My

Pictures or Shared Pictures folders.

To view pictures from the Media Center

1

On the remote, press My Pictures. The

My Pictures menu opens and the picture folders display.

2

Navigate to a picture folder that you want to view, then press OK. The picture folder opens.

You can view individual pictures by highlighting a picture and pressing OK.

You can also choose from the menu options:

• Select Play slide show to view the pictures in a slide show.

The slide show automatically transitions between pictures.

You can also press the left and right remote navigation buttons to view the pictures manually at your own pace.

• Select Sort by name to sort the pictures by the file names.

• Select Sort by date to sort the pictures by the file dates.

• Select My Pictures to view all the picture folders.

• Select Shared Pictures to view pictures that are shared from other users.

• Select Other media to view pictures that are on a removable memory card.

• Select Settings to change the slide show preferences, such as the order to display pictures in, whether to show pictures in subfolders, caption options, and transition effects between pictures.

Using More Info

While viewing an individual picture or watching a slide show, you can press More Info to view picture details.

To view More Info about a picture

1

On the remote, while viewing pictures, press More

Info. The Picture Details menu opens and the picture displays.

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Choose from the menu options:

• Select Play slide show to view the pictures in a slide show. The slide show automatically transitions between pictures. You can also press the left and right remote navigation buttons to view the pictures manually at your own pace.

• Select Rotate to rotate the picture counter-clockwise in

90-degree increments.

• Select Rotate to rotate the picture clockwise in 90-degree increments.

• Select Print to print a full-page picture print.

• Select Touch up to remove red eye and change the picture contrast.

• Select Next to view the next picture’s details.

• Select Previous to view the previous picture’s details.

Playing audio during a slide show

In addition to watching slide shows, you can also play music along with your slide show.

To view a slide show with music

1

Use My Music to select music from your Media

Library, play a CD, or select a music playlist. For more information, see “Playing My Music” on page 49.

2

On the remote, press My Pictures. The

My Pictures menu opens and the picture folders display.

3

Select the picture folder you want to watch as a slide show, highlight Play slide show, then press

OK. The slide show starts.

Help:

For more information about slide show options and settings, see topics in Play a slide show located under the My Pictures section of the Media Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

Manage and add videos to your video library

Browse and search for videos

View videos

Share videos

View video details such as file name, file date, picture pixel size, where the picture is stored, and more.

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Getting started with My Videos

The Media Center’s My Videos makes it easy to enjoy your digital videos. My Videos lets you watch and share your videos. You can organize and sort videos by name or date. Use the keyboard or mouse to browse your videos with the keyboard or remote control.

While browsing or viewing videos, you can press the

More Info button to view more information about video.

The Media Center lets you watch these digital video file types:

File type (format) File extension

Windows Media file .wm, .asf

Windows Media A/V

.wmv

Video file

Movie file

Windows MetaFile

.avi

.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v,

.mp2, .mpv2

.wmf

Tip:

Additional video formats may be supported if you install new codecs (compressor/decompressor software used to compress and decompress digital media files) to play the video file.

Organizing video files

To view videos in the Media Center’s My Videos, first copy and organize the video files into the My Videos or

Shared Video folders. The Media Center only displays video files placed in the My Videos or Shared Video folders.

To organize video files

1

With the mouse, click Start, My Documents, then click My Videos. The My Videos window opens.

2

Make new folders in the My Videos folder and copy files to the folder or copy folders from other folders to the My Videos folder.

You can also put videos in the Shared Video folder to share videos with other users

Help:

For more information about managing video files, see topics in

Manage video files located under the My Videos section of the

Media Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

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Viewing My Videos

After you’ve organized your video files in the My Videos or Shared Videos folder, you can view videos in the

Media Center’s My Videos. The video clips display just as you organized them in the My Pictures folder.

To view videos from the Media Center

1

On the remote, press My Videos. The My Videos menu opens and the videos and video folders display.

2

You can view videos by highlighting a video and pressing OK.

You can also choose from the menu options:

• Select Sort by name to sort the videos by the file names.

• Select Sort by date to sort the videos by the file dates.

• Select My Videos to view all the videos.

• Select Shared Video to view videos that are shared from other users.

• Select Other media to view videos that are on a removable memory card.

Using More Info

While viewing videos, you can press More Info to view information about the video (if available) and change the video display’s aspect ratio.

To use More Info for videos

1

On the remote, while viewing videos, press More

Info. More information displays along the bottom of the screen.

Help:

For more information about using My Videos, see topics in My

Videos section of the Media Center Help. To open Media Center

Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the

Help button .

Tip:

You can also change the display’s aspect ratio, by pressing Aspect on the remote.

2

Press OK (Zoom) to toggle through the various aspect ratio screen display options.

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UsingPlay DVD

Play DVDs

Set language, subtitles, and audio defaults.

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Playing a DVD

You can watch a DVD on the Media Center. If the Media

Center is running when you insert a DVD into the DVD drive, a message asks if you want to play the DVD. If you select Yes or do not make a selection, the DVD plays automatically. If you select No, then you can play the

DVD in Media Center at any time by pressing DVD Menu or Play DVD on the Media Center Start menu.

To watch a DVD on the Media Center

1

Insert the DVD you want to watch.

2

If the Media Center is already running, a message asks if you want to play the DVD. On the remote, highlight Yes, then press OK. The DVD plays.

- OR -

If you are not using Media Center when you insert a DVD, a What do you want to do? dialog box opens. Click Play DVD Video using Media

Center. If you want the Media Center to always play DVDs using the Media Center, click to select the check box next to Always do the selected

action. The DVD plays.

- OR -

If a DVD player installation program opens (for player software that was included with the DVD), cancel the installation, then press the Start button on the keyboard or remote. The Media

Center starts.

To select DVD menu options

1

Press DVD menu. The DVD menu opens.

2

On the remote, highlight the menu option you want to select, such as language, subtitles, and others, then press OK.

Tip:

DVD menu options vary and are dependent upon the options provided by the DVD publisher.

- OR -

Press the Stop button. The Stopped DVD menu opens.

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UsingRadio

Play FM and Internet radio and preset favorite stations

Preset favorite radio stations

Rewind, pause, stop, skip forward, and play radio recordings.

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Playing the Radio

You can enjoy the Media Center’s FM radio and control playback with the remote control. When you play the radio, the Media Center records (buffers) up to 30 minutes of the radio program much like My TV does. This lets you go back and review part of the radio broadcast you heard earlier or listen to a broadcast segment that you missed while away from the radio.

Tip:

The Media Center Radio buffers up to 30 minutes of a radio program, however it does not let you schedule a radio recording or manually record radio programs.

While listening to FM radio you can pause, play, stop, skip forward, or skip back in the audio stream. You can also change to a different station by tuning to a specific frequency, seeking the next available station, or selecting a radio preset.

Tip:

The Media Center FM radio shares the single tuner card with My

TV. You cannot watch or record TV and listen to FM radio at the same time. When Media Center is scheduled to start a TV program recording, a warning appears that says FM radio stops when the

TV recording starts. If you do not select Cancel recording, Media

Center automatically stops the radio and begins recording TV.

To auto-tune the FM radio with Seek

1

On the remote, press Radio. The Radio window opens.

2

With the remote, highlight the Seek + or Seek - button, then press OK. The radio auto-scans for radio stations.

When a station signal tunes in, the auto-scan stops on the station.

You can:

• Listen to the radio station.

• Highlight the Save button, then press OK to save this station on the next available preset radio memory slot.

• Highlight the Seek + or

Seek - button to continue auto-scanning for stations.

To manually-tune the FM radio with Tune

1

On the remote, press Radio. The Radio window opens.

2

On the remote, highlight the Tune + or Tune - button, then press OK repeatedly to manually scan for radio stations. When a station signal tunes in, stop on the station. You can:

• Listen to the radio station.

• Highlight the Save button, then press OK to save the station on the next available preset radio memory slot.

• Highlight the Tune + or

Tune - button to continue manually scanning for stations.

Tip:

If you know the radio station’s frequency, you can highlight the radio station frequency number box and type the station number you want to tune in.

To play FM radio

On the remote, tune to an FM station or select a preset station, highlight the Start Radio button, then press OK. (you can also press the remote

Play button). The radio starts playing and recording (buffering) up to 30 minutes of the radio program.

To listen to Internet radio

1

On the remote, press Radio. The Radio window opens.

2

Navigate to Internet, then press OK.

3

Navigate to highlight one of the Internet radio Web links from the list.

Tip:

The Internet button appears in the Media Center Radio only if one or more Internet radio Web links have been installed. Go to

Online Spotlight to check for Internet radio Web links that you can download and use in Media Center (press the Start button on the remote, highlight Online Spotlight, then press OK).

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Using the remote to play Radio recordings

When you play the radio, the Media Center automatically records radio programs to a program buffer as you listen. When you stop or pause radio programs, the radio continues recording (buffering) the program for up to 30 minutes so you can listen to the broadcast where you previously left off. You can also press the replay button, while watching a program, to rewind and replay a segment of the radio program. Use the remote transport buttons or the transport controls toolbar to control radio playback.

Remote button

Press:

Pause Pause to halt the radio. While paused, the radio continues to record the radio program for up to 30 minutes. If you pause the radio for more than 30 minutes, you cannot play the radio from the exact point where you paused it .

Stop

Play

Stop to halt the radio. Media Center continues to record the radio program for up to 30 minutes. If you stop the radio for more than 30 minutes, you cannot play the radio from the exact point where you stopped it.

Play to resume listening to the radio where you left off when you pressed the Pause or Stop button. Press Stop to stop listening to a live or recorded radio broadcast.

Fwd Fwd (Fast forward) to advance through a live or recorded radio program that has been stopped or paused and recorded to the program buffer. Press Fwd a second or third time to increase the fast forward speed.

Rewind Rew (rewind) to go back in a radio program that has been stopped or paused and recorded to the program buffer. Press Rew a second or third time to increase the rewind speed.

Skip Skip once to advance 29 seconds through a recorded radio program that has been stopped or paused and recorded to the program buffer. You can press skip forward repeatedly, but only until you reach the end of the program buffer.

Replay Replay once to go back 7 seconds in a live or recorded radio program that has been stopped or paused and recorded to the program buffer. You can press replay repeatedly, but only until you reach the beginning of the program buffer.

Changing Radio Settings

Use Radio Settings to customize the Media Center

Radio. You can change, remove, and reorder the FM radio preset stations. You can also auto-sort the stations in numeric order.

To use the Settings menu

1

On the remote, press Radio. The Radio window opens.

2

Navigate to Settings, then press OK. The Settings menu opens.

In Settings you can:

• Go to the text field for the radio station preset that you want to change, then use the numeric keypad to enter a minimum of three new digits.

• Use the up arrow or down arrow, in the FM radio preset list, to move a radio station up or down the list.

• Select the X next to a radio preset station to delete it.

• Select Auto Sort to sort the radio presets in numeric order.

Help:

For more information about the Radio Settings options, see topics in Manage FM radio presets located under the Radio section of the Media Center Help. To open Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

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UsingOther Features

Set up the external video inputs, such as a game box or VCR.

Adjust Media Center Settings

Use More Programs

View the Online Spotlight

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Setting up the external video input

You can connect a game box, VCR, or other external video device for viewing on the Media Center PC.

After you connect the external video device, use the

Gaming Input option to select the port for the device. You can also select a normal or stretched video display.

To set up the external video input

1

Press the Start button on the remote. The

Media Center menu displays.

2

Highlight Gaming Input, then press OK. The

Gaming Input menu opens.

3

Select the input options that apply.

Video:

• Select Video In if you connected the external video source to the Video In port.

- OR -

• Select S-Video In if you connected the external video source to the S-Video In port.

Display:

• Select Normal to view the normal screen aspect ratio.

• Select Stretch to view a wide screen aspect ratio.

4

On the remote, press Back to return to the Media

Center menu.

Changing Media Center Settings

You can access most of the Settings menus within a specific Media Center feature, such as My TV, My

Pictures, My Music, and others. However, you can also access all of the Settings menus from the Settings button on the Media Center’s main menu. This menu provides easy access to all of the Settings menus, including the

Media Center general settings.

Browse the Settings menu to familiarize yourself with the

Media Center settings options.

Help:

For more information about the Settings menu options, see topics in Change settings in Media

Center section of the Media Center Help. To open

Media Center Help, move the mouse to activate the menu bar, then click the Help button .

To access the Settings menu

1

Press the Start button on the remote. The

Media Center menu displays.

2

On the remote, highlight Settings, then press OK.

The Settings menu opens.

3

Select a Settings menu and use the sub-menus to adjust the Media Center settings to your preferences.

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Using More Programs

More Programs gives you access to other programs and games available to use or play from the Media Center.

To use More Programs

1

Press the Start button on the remote. The

Media Center menu displays.

2

Highlight More Programs, then press OK. The

More Programs menu opens.

3

Highlight a program or game, then press OK.

4

When finished, exit the program or game. On the remote, press Back to return to the Media Center menu.

Using Online Spotlight

The Media Center Online Spotlight highlights new ways to enjoy and use your Media Center. Check the Online

Spotlight regularly to learn more tips and tricks and to get the most out of your Media Center experience.

To access the Online Spotlight

1

Press the Start button on the remote. The

Media Center menu displays.

2

On the remote, highlight Online Spotlight, then press OK. The Online Spotlight page opens.

3

Browse information to learn more about the Media

Center.

4

When finished, on the remote, press Back to return to the Media Center menu.

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ChapterEleven

GettingHelp

Get answers to Frequently Asked

Questions (FAQs)

Learn about the Media Center online help and other information resources

Get Gateway contact information

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Media Center FAQs

Following are Media Center Frequently Asked Questions

(FAQs). To view other Media Center FAQs that are not covered in this section, go to the Gateway support Web

Site at support.gateway.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/faqs/ .

Q: Why does the Media Center video display look bad on my TV?

A: Many factors, such as the display type, quality of the video source, type of connection used, quality of video cables, display device screen resolution, age of the TV, or the type of TV (interlaced or progressive scan), can affect the video quality substantially:

Display type — The Media Center is best viewed on the Gateway 610 Media Center PC display. Other types of external display devices, including retail TVs, may provide lower quality video.

Quality of video source — The quality of the video signal coming into the Media Center PC has an affect on the video quality. The video displayed from the Gateway 610 Media Center PC is only as good as the source video signal. Cable, digital cable, and satellite usually provide better quality than an antenna.

Type of connection used — You can connect the

Gateway 610 Media Center PC video output to a TV

S-Video port. If your TV includes an S-Video port, connect the S-Video cable from the Media Center

PC’s S-Video Out port to the TV’s S-Video In port.

S -Video display quality is usually good for TV images.

The display quality for the Media Center computer functions, however, is not as good as the display on the Media Center PC. S-Video display output is not optimized for computer video display.

Quality of video cables — Poor quality cables or the incorrect type of video cables can cause problems and affect the video quality. Gateway recommends using high quality video cables that can be purchased from Gateway on the Web, in a

Gateway store, or on the phone.

Note: Cable connections must be connected correctly for optimal video quality. A poor cable connection can lower video quality.

Screen resolution — By default, your Gateway

610 Media Center PC uses a screen resolution of 1280 x 768. Many TVs cannot display this high resolution and may shift, scramble, or scroll the picture. For a better picture on a TV display, you may need to lower the Media Center screen resolution to

800 x 600 or 640 x 480. For more information about adjusting display settings, click Start, then click Help

and Support. Type the keyword changing display

settings in the Search box, then press Enter.

Age of the TV — Newer TVs usually have more advanced features, produce a better quality picture, and support higher screen resolutions. The Media

Center PC external video display will likely be better on a newer model TV.

Type of TV (interlaced or progressive scan)

Many TVs use interlaced video. Interlaced video displays a video frame with two passes of alternating scan lines. The TV screen first displays the video image odd lines one at a time, sequentially from top to bottom, then it fills in the other half of the video image with the even lines. Because most TVs use this interlaced method to display the picture on the screen, a standard interlaced analog TV will most likely flicker when displaying thin lines and small text. An interlaced video display device will produce a lower quality display, especially when viewing and using the Media Center computer functions.

Progressive scan video displays a video frame with one pass of sequential scan lines. A progressive scan TV displays the entire picture, drawn sequentially from top to bottom, without the odd/even interlacing. This results in a fuller, sharper picture and better display quality for viewing and using the Media

Center computer functions. The progressive scan picture is also brighter and easier on your eyes.

Q: How do I configure my Media Center to output to a TV?

A: Your Gateway 610 Media Center PC detects when you use an external S-Video display device and automatically changes the display settings for the S-Video display device. For more information, review the FAQ topic at: support.gateway.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/faqs/

Q: What display setting can I change to get better TV or

DVD image quality?

A: Use the brightness buttons located on the top of the

Media Center display to adjust the display brightness.

- OR -

Use the Adjust display settings calibration wizard to adjust the display type, display width, connection type, and display calibration. The Adjust display settings options are located under the Media Center Settings,

TV menu options. For more information about accessing the Media Center Settings menu, see “Changing Media

Center Settings” on page 77.

For more information review the FAQ topic at: support.gateway.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/faqs/

Q: Can I burn TV programs that were recorded with my

Media Center PC to a DVD?

A: Yes. Media Center saves recorded TV programs in the .DVR-MS format. You can burn a .DVR-MS file to a

DVD with DVD recording (burning) software, such as

Nero Express and Sonic PrimeTime.

Q: Can I play recorded TV programs on other computers?

A: Yes, you can record a .DVR-MS file, as a data file, to

DVD with Nero Express and the DVD can be replayed on another Media Center computer or on a non-Media

Center computer that has a DVD player and DVD decoder software (such as WinDVD). The non-Media

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Center computer must also have Windows XP with

Service Pack (SP) 1, Windows Media Player 9, and the

Windows patch Q810243 Update.

- OR -

You can record a TV program to DVD with Sonic

PrimeTime. Sonic PrimeTime records the DVD in a DVD format much like a DVD movie. If you want to view the

DVD on a computer, you need a DVD player and DVD decoder software (such as WinDVD). You do not need

XP Service Pack (SP) 1, Windows Media Player 9, and the Windows patch Q810243 Update (described above) on your computer to play TV programs recorded with

Sonic PrimeTime.

Q: Can I play recorded programs on my home DVD player?

A: Yes. Sonic PrimeTime, records DVDs to a format that home DVD players can read. For more information, see

“Burning recorded TV programs to DVD” on page 43.

Q: Why do I get this “Download Error” message when the

Media Center tries to update the Program Guide?

A: You must be connected to the Internet to update the

Program Guide. Make sure that your Internet account is set up and connected to the Media Center PC. For information, see “Manually updating the Media Center

Program Guide” on page 38.

Getting more help

The Media Center is easy to use when you follow the on-screen menus. However, if you need additional help or information about using the Media Center features, help is available at your fingertips.

To open Media Center Help

1

In the Media Center window, move the mouse to activate the Media Center tool bar. The tool bar appears at the top of the window.

2

Click the Help icon to view or search for information in the Media Center online help.

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Using Help and Support

Your Gateway 610 Media Center PC also includes Help and Support, an easily accessible collection of help information, troubleshooters, and automated support.

Use Help and Support to answer questions about

Windows and to help you quickly discover and use the many features of your Media Center PC.

To open Media Center Help and Support

1

To start Help and Support, click Start, then click

Help and Support. Help and Support opens.

2

Click a topic link.

- OR -

Type a word or phrase (keyword) in the Search box located at the top of any Help and Support screen, then click the arrow button to start the search.

The search results appear below the search box.

Other Media Center resources

In addition to this user’s guide, use other information resources to make the most of your Media Center experience.

Documentation

The Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition guide provides information about configuring the Media

Center software, tips about using the Media Center, and troubleshooting information.

Web site

You can get the latest FAQs, information, and tips and tricks about making the most of your Media Center experience. Go to the Microsoft Media Center Web site at microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/ and the

Gateway Support Web site at support.gateway.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/ .

Windows Update

Remember to check regularly for Windows updates to keep the operating system updated with the latest software releases and security updates.

To start the Windows Update utility, connect to the

Internet, click Start, All Programs, then click Windows

Update. The Windows Update Web site opens. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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Contacting Gateway

You can access the following services through your telephone to get answers to your questions:

Resource Service description How to reach

Fax on demand support

Gateway’s fee-based software tutorial service

Gateway Technical

Support

Order a catalog of documents on common problems, then order documents by document numbers. The documents will be faxed to you.

800-846-4526 (US)

877-709-2951 (Canada)

Get tutorial assistance for software issues billed by the minute.

Talk to a Gateway Technical Support representative about a non-tutorial technical support question.

TDD Technical Support (for hearing impaired) is available:

Weekdays 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Central Time

Weekends 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Time

800-229-1103 (charged to your credit card)

900-555-4695 (charged to your telephone bill)

800-846-2301 (US)

800-846-3609 (Canada and Puerto Rico)

605-232-2191 (all other countries)

800-846-1778 (TDD)

Sales, accounting, and warranty

Get information about available systems, pricing, orders, billing statements, warranty service, or other non-technical issues.

800-846-2000 (US)

888-888-2037 (Canada)

AppendixA

Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information

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Important safety information

Your Gateway system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation are followed.

Setting up your system

• Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in the documentation before you operate your system. Retain all safety and operating instructions for future use.

• Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.

• Set up the system on a stable work surface.

• The product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the rating label.

• If your computer has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in the proper position for your area. The voltage selector switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage.

• Openings in the computer case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings.

Make sure you provide adequate space, at least

6 inches (15 cm), around the system for ventilation when you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any kind into the computer ventilation openings.

• Some products are equipped with a three-wire power cord to make sure that the product is properly

Caution:

Always follow these instructions to help guard against personal injury and damage to your Gateway system.

grounded when in use. The plug on this cord will fit only into a grounding-type outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet, contact an electrician to install the appropriate outlet.

• If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere rating on the products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.

• If your system is fitted with a TV Tuner, cable, or satellite receiver card, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and buildup of static charges.

Care during use

• Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.

• Do not spill anything on the system. The best way to avoid spills is to avoid eating and drinking near your system.

• Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the system board. There is a danger of explosion if the CMOS battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Caution:

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries following the manufacturer’s instructions.

• When the computer is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows through the computer.

Always unplug all power cables and modem cables from the wall outlets before cleaning the system.

• Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if:

• The power cord or plug is damaged.

• Liquid has been spilled into the system.

• The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are followed.

• The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.

• The system performance changes.

Warning:

To prevent electric shock, never remove the cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

Replacement parts and accessories

Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by Gateway.

Important:

Do not use Gateway products in areas classified as hazardous locations. Such areas include patient care areas of medical and dental facilities, oxygen-laden environments, or industrial facilities.

Warning:

To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord.

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Regulatory compliance statements

Wireless Guidance

Low power, Radio transmitting type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), may be present (embedded) in your computer. These devices may operate in the 2.4 GHz (i.e. 802.11B/G LAN &

Bluetooth), 5.2 GHz (i.e. 802.11A LAN), and traditional cellular or PCS cellular bands (i.e. Cellular data modem). The following section is a general overview of considerations while operating a wireless device.

Additional limitations, cautions, and concerns for specific countries are listed in the specific country sections

(or country group sections). The wireless devices in your system are only qualified for use in the countries identified by the Radio Approval Marks on the system rating label. If the country you will be using the wireless device in, is not listed, please contact your local Radio

Approval agency for requirements. Wireless devices are closely regulated and use may not be allowed.

The power output of the wireless device or devices that may be embedded in your computer is well below the

RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because the wireless devices (which may be embedded into your computer) emit less energy than is allowed in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations,

Gateway believes these devices are safe for use.

Regardless of the power levels, care should be taken to minimize human contact during normal operation.

As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches) between the wireless device and the body (including bystanders), for use of a wireless device near the body

(this does not include extremities) is typical. This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless devices are on and transmitting. If anyone is closer than 20 cm (8 inches) to the wireless transmitter, make sure the transmitter is turned off. For more information, see “Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off” in the networking user’s guide included on the hard drive. To open the document click Start,

Gateway Documentation, then click Networking

User’s Guide.

Additionally your system may have an optional wireless keyboard and mouse included with it. The power and frequency range associated with these devices do not have the RF exposure concerns as previously commented on with the wireless LAN products. The experts on the effects of RF exposure feel these types of devices are safe for use, due to the frequencies and power levels involved.

The wireless devices installed in this system are intended to be used indoors. In some areas, use of these devices outdoors is prohibited.

Some circumstances require restrictions on wireless devices. Examples of common restrictions are listed:

Warning:

Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane. 802.11b (also known as wireless Ethernet or Wifi) and

Bluetooth communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.

Warning:

In environments where the risk of interference to other devices or services is harmful or perceived as harmful, the option to use a wireless device may be restricted or eliminated. Airports,

Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable gas laden atmospheres are limited examples where use of wireless devices may be restricted or eliminated. When in environments where you are uncertain of the sanction to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless device.

Warning:

Every country has different restrictions on the use of wireless devices. If your system is equipped with a wireless device, when traveling between countries with your system, check with the local Radio Approval authorities prior to any move or trip for any restrictions on the use of a wireless device in the destination country.

Warning:

If your system came equipped with an internal embedded wireless device, do not operate the wireless device unless all covers and shields are in place and the system is fully assembled.

Warning:

Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Please contact Gateway for service.

Warning:

Only use drivers approved for the country in which the device will be used. See the Gateway 610 System DVD, or contact

Gateway Technical Support for additional information.

Warning:

In order to comply with FCC requirements transmitters must not be operated (or co-located) in conjunction with any other transmitter or antenna installed in the computer.

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United States of America

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Intentional emitter per FCC Part 15

Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz band and/or 5.15 – 5.35 GHz band, may be present (embedded) in your computer.

This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify the presence of wireless devices.

Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in the United States of America if an

FCC ID number is on the system label.

The FCC has set a general guideline of 20 cm (8 inches) separation between the device and the body (including bystanders), for use of a wireless device near the body

(this does not include extremities). This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless devices are on. The power output of the wireless device (or devices), which may be embedded in your computer, is well below the RF exposure limits as set by the FCC.

The wireless devices installed in this system are intended to be used indoors. In some areas, use of these devices outdoors is prohibited.

Additionally your system may have an optional wireless keyboard and mouse included with it. The power and frequency range associated with these devices do not have the same RF exposure concerns as previously commented on with the wireless LAN products. The experts on the effects of RF exposure feel these types of devices are safe for use, due to the frequencies and power levels involved.

Operation of this device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Warning:

The transmitting device embedded in this system may not be used with any antenna other than the antenna provided with it.

Warning:

Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service.

Warning:

The transmitting device embedded in this system may not be used with any antenna other than provide with the system.

Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to

Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit from that to which the receiver is connected

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help

Compliance Accessories: The accessories associated with this equipment are: shielded video cable when an external monitor is connected. These accessories are required to be used in order to ensure compliance with

FCC rules.

FCC declaration of conformity

Responsible party:

Gateway Companies, Inc.

610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049

(605) 232-2000 Fax: (605) 232-2023

Product:

Gateway 610 Media Center PC

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Operation of this product is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Caution:

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate your authority to operate the product.

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Telecommunications per FCC part 68 of the Code of

Federal Regulations (CFR 47) (applicable to products fitted with USA modems)

Your modem complies with Part 68 of the Code of

Federal Regulations (CFR47) rules. On the computer or modem card is a label that contains the FCC registration number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this device. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.

A telephone line cord with a modular plug is required for use with this device. The modem is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68 compliant. See installation instructions for details.

The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine the number of devices which may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.

If this device causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. The telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.

The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of this equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.

This equipment cannot be used on telephone companyprovided coin service. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission or public service commission for information.

When programming or making test calls to emergency numbers:

• Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for the call.

• Perform such activities in the off-peak hours such as early morning or late evenings.

The United States Telephone Consumer Protection

Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent, an identification of the business, other entity, or other individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual. Refer to your fax communication software documentation for details on how to comply with the fax-branding requirement.

Canada

Industry Canada (IC)

Intentional emitter per RSS 210

Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz band and/or 5.15 – 5.35 GHz band, may be present (embedded) in your computer.

This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify the presence of wireless devices.

Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in Canada if an Industry Canada ID number is on the system label.

As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches) between the wireless device and the body (including bystanders), for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include extremities) is typical. This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless devices are on. The power output of the wireless device (or devices), which may be embedded in your computer, is well below the RF exposure limits as set by Industry Canada.

Additionally your system may have an optional wireless keyboard and mouse included with it. The power and frequency range associated with these devices do not have the same RF exposure concerns as previously commented on with the wireless LAN products. The experts on the effects of RF exposure feel these types of devices are safe for use, due to the frequencies and power levels involved.

The wireless keyboard and mouse operate at less than

10mW for all channels. The keyboard operates at 27.145 or 27.195 MHz and the mouse operates at 26.995 or

27.045 MHz.

Operation of this device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Warning:

To prevent radio interference to licensed service or co-channel

Mobile Satellite systems, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.

Warning:

Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not modify them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service.

Warning:

The transmitting device embedded in this system may not be used with any antenna other than provide with the system.

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Warning:

The 802.11a radio LAN your system may have been equipped with operates in the same frequency range as high power radar, which has priority use, and may damage the radio LAN if both are present and being used in the same area.

Unintentional emitter per ICES-003

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry

Canada.

Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par

Industrie Canada.

Telecommunications per Industry Canada CS-03

(for products fitted with an IC-compliant modem)

The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment.

This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operation, and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the users’ satisfaction.

Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the inside wiring associated with a single-line individual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly. The customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.

Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.

Users should make sure, for their own protection, that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.

Warning:

To avoid electrical shock or equipment malfunction do not attempt to make electrical ground connections by yourself.

Contact the appropriate inspection authority or an electrician, as appropriate.

The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer

Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.

Mexico

Intentional emitter

Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF) wireless communication devices), operating in the 2.4 GHz band, may be present

(embedded) in your computer. This section is only applicable if these devices are present. Refer to the system label to verify the presence of wireless devices.

Wireless devices that may be in your system are only qualified for use in Mexico if a COFETEL ID is on the system label.

As a general guideline, a separation of 20 cm (8 inches) between the wireless device and the body (including bystanders), for use of a wireless device near the body (this does not include extremities) is typical. This device should be used more than 20 cm (8 inches) from the body when wireless devices are on. The power output of the wireless device (or devices), which may be embedded in your computer, is well below the RF exposure limits as set by SCT.

Additionally your system may have an optional wireless keyboard and mouse included with it. The power and frequency range associated with these devices do not have the same RF exposure concerns as previously commented on with the wireless LAN products. The experts on the effects of RF exposure feel these types of devices are safe for use, due to the frequencies and power levels involved.

Unintentional emitter

At this time there are no mandatory requirements for

Unintentional Emitters. However, this device does comply with multiple requirements for other countries and regions as listed on the system label and in the user’s manual.

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Television antenna connectors protection

External television antenna grounding

If an outside antenna or cable system is to be connected to your Gateway PC, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges.

Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/

NFPSA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

Lightning protection

For added protection of any Gateway product during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended or unused for long periods of time, unplug the product from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.

Power lines

Do not locate the antenna near overhead light or power circuits, or where it could fall into such power lines or circuits.

Warning:

When installing or realigning an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits. Contact with them could be fatal.

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Reference Grounding component

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Electric service equipment

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Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Art 250, Part H)

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Ground clamps

Grounding conductors

(NEC Section 810-21)

Antenna discharge unit

(NEC Section 810-20)

Ground clamp

Antenna lead-in wire

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Laser safety statement

All Gateway systems equipped with CD and DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety standards, including

IEC 825. The laser devices in these components are classified as “Class 1 Laser

Products” under a US Department of Health and Human

Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard.

Should the unit ever need servicing, contact an authorized service location.

Warning:

Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent exposure to laser beams, do not try to open the enclosure of a CD or DVD drive.

California Proposition 65

Warning

Warning:

This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or reproductive harm.

Macrovision statement

If your computer has a DVD drive and an analog TV

Out port, the following paragraph applies:

This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain

U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners.

Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.

Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

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Notices

Copyright © 2003 Gateway, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

14303 Gateway Place

Poway, CA 92064 USA

All Rights Reserved

This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved.

No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway.

The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically.

These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions.

Gateway may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements,

Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the

Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.

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Gateway Profile, Gateway Solo, green stylized GATEWAY, green stylized Gateway logo, Gateway Teacher:)Ware, Gateway Video:)Ware,

HelpSpot, InforManager, Just click it!, [email protected], Kids BackPack,

SERVE-TO-ORDER, Server Watchdog, the Spotted G Gateway Logo and the Spotted G Logo, SpotShop, Spotshop.com, and Your:)Ware are trademarks of Gateway, Inc. Intel, Intel Inside logo, and Pentium are registered trademarks and MMX is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS, and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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