Manual for TV software „TT

Manual for TV software „TT
Manual for TV software
„TT-Viewer version 2.7.0“
Figure: TT-budget S2-3200
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Index
Manual TT-Viewer
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1. Starting TT-Viewer software
2. General settings
3. Assignment of hardware
3.1 Unicable
4. Renderer
5. Decoder
6. Remote control
6.1 Integrate the remote control
6.2 Programming the remote control
7. Main window TT-Viewer
7.1 Control panel
7.2 Information bar
8. Channel scan
9. Channel list
9.1 Favorites list
10. Records
10.1 Direct recordings
10.2 Time shift
10.3 Programmed recordings
11. EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
11.1 The EPG timeline view
11.2 The EPG window view
12. CI extension
13. Further functions
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Information
Before you start the TT-Viewer software, please take a look at the Quick Start
Guide. In the Quick Start Guide you will be able to find important information
on how to connect and install your TechnoTrend product. The Quick Start
Guide can either be found on the supplied CD or on our homepage:
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Manual TT-Viewer
1. Starting TT-Viewer software
To start TT-Viewer open the “start menu“ and select TT-Viewer, or click the TT-Viewer icon
located on your desktop.
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To open the channel list please move the cursor to the right side of TT-Viewer and click on a
desired channel. The channel will now load on the left side of TT-Viewer.
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2. General settings
The general setting in TT-Viewer can be found in the context menu. To open the context,
please right click in the window and select “Options” → “General”.
In the general setting you will be able to adjust many setting. For example:
 Language settings
 Location settings
 Save location for recordings
 And much more
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3. Assignment of hardware
Should you become the message “All capable DVB Adapters are busy. No free device has
been found” you will need to enable your connected hardware to TT-Viewer.
To enable your connected hardware you will need to open the context menu by right clicking
on the window and selecting options → hardware. In this tab you will be able to search and
choose the connected hardware.
1. First click “Scan Devices“
2. Select your purchased TechnoTrend device
3. Set the available features and confirm with “OK“
The assignment of hardware is now finished.
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3.1 Unicable
If you are using a Unicable system (SCR/CSS CENELEC EN50494), you will need
to set the settings for the Unicable in TT-Viewer (please note: This needs to be
done only once!). All of the following points of this manual can be done without any
changes after these Unicable settings.
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Open the context menu by right clicking the mouse and selecting Options →
Hardware (page 6).
Click on “Sat CR“. Now the “Unicable settings“ window will open.
Please tick „Use Unicable Slot (1…8)“ and select the needed slot and frequency. Also
if necessary, please enter a PIN.
Confirm with OK. Your setting for the Unicable system are now finished.
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4. Renderer
If problems occur with the playback of sound and/or video, you will need to open the context
menu by right clicking the mouse and selecting “Options“ followed by the “Renderer” tab. In
this tab you will find a variety of different renderer options which, many solve the playback
problems.
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The default Audio Renderer is set as “Auto”. By click on the downward pointing arrow
you may choose between different Audio Renderer settings.
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The default Video Renderer is set as “Video Mixing Renderer 9”. By clicking on the
downward pointing arrow you may choose between different Video Renderer settings.
Before your setting will take change, you will need to either change the TV channel
or restart TT-Viewer.
Changing the renderer setting is only recommended while viewing Live TV.
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5. Decoder
If problems persist with the playback of sound and/or video, you will need to open the context
menu by right clicking the mouse and selecting “Options” followed by the “Decoder” tab. In
this tab you will find a variety of different decoder settings which, may solve the playback
problems.
In the „Decoder Settings“ tab you can set your preferred Decoder for a specific audio or
video format. Also, you can see for what format a decoder will be available (FAILED/OK).
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6. Remote control
It is possible to use our standard TechnoTrend remote control
with TT-Viewer. Using the “Remote Control Settings” in TTViewer you will be able to customize each button to an individual
action in order to suit all your needs. Customizing the Remote
Controller actions can be done simply, quickly, and without any
hassles.
6.1 Integrate the remote control
To integrate the remote control with TT-Viewer, you will need to open the context menu by
right clicking the mouse selecting “Options” followed by the “Remote” tab.
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If you are using the product TT-budget S2-4100, you will need to tick on
“TechnoTrend S2-4100” to activate the remote control. No further settings are
needed. You can start programming the remote control, now (see point 6.2 below).
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If you are using the product TT-connect S2-4600, you will need to tick on
“TechnoTrend S2-4600” to activate the remote control. No further settings are
needed. You can start programming the remote control, now (see point 6.2 below).
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If you are using the product TT-budget CT2-4500 CI, TT-connect CT2-4650 CI, TTTVStick CT2-4400 or TT-budget S2-4200 Twin you will need to tick on
“TechnoTrend CT2-4500 CI, CT2-4650 CI, CT2-4400, S2-4200” to activate the
remote control. No further settings are needed. You can start programming the
remote control, now (see point 6.2 below).
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For all other TechnoTrend PC products you will need to tick on “Technotrend” to
activate the remote settings.
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If you ticked “Technotrend”, please pay attention to the following. You will need to
configure if the IR receiver is going to be used by a USB device from the TTconnect series or by a PCI/PCIe card from the TT-budget series. To do so, you will
need to click on “settings” and in the next window on “settings again. Now please
move the cursor to the window labeled “TT remote setting” followed by clicking on
the downward pointing arrow in the “devices” box and select your connected
TechnoTrend device.
You will also be able to
adjust the sensitivity of the
remote control by adjusting
the value in the “Antirepeat
(ms)” box. Please confirm by
clicking on “OK”.
6.2 Programming the remote control
To program the remote control, the IR receiver must be connected to the device. If
you are using a TT-connect product, the IR receiver is already integrated in the
device.
In order to program the remote control open the context menu by right clicking the mouse
and select “Options” followed by the tab “Remote”.
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In the “Remote Control Settings” tab please tick “TechnoTrend” and then click on the
“setting” button. A new window will open labeled as “Input Editor”, now you will be
able to view different actions in which you can assign a different key of your remote
control to suit your individual preferences.
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Click “Learn“ in order to activate the programming mode.
Select the desired function with a left mouse click followed by the desired remote
control key. After you have done this the assigned key will be listed in the “key”
column.
To delete an assigned key, select the desired action and click “Delete”.
In order to stop the programming mode simply click on “Learn” again.
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7. Main window TT-Viewer
The following actions can be done on the window control panel.
 Minimize the window
 Full screen mode
 Close the window
If you move the cursor to these icons a context menu will open with a description of the
icons.
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7.1 Control panel
On the control panel you will find some different control elements (icons) with the following
functions:
Play/Pause
Activate “Time shift“ or play back the time shift record.
Stop
Active recordings and time shift will be stopped.
Record
Direct recordings will be started.
Video recorders
The video recorder setting will open. In this window you can program recordings or
change video recorder settings.
Zapping
If you click the zap button, the last watched TV channel will be toggled.
Channel list
The channel list will be opened/closed.
Plus/Minus
Clicking on these icons will cause the channel to change.
Information
Displays information about the current TV program.
EPG
Clicking on this icon will open the EPG (Electronic Programing Guide).
Teletext
The teletext provides information about the current program or future programs.
Volume control
Adjust the volume to either louder or softer. Clicking on the speaker icon
will mute/unmute the audio.
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Progress bar
The progress bar is located on top of the control panel. With the progress bar you can
visually see the progress of the current TV program or the current playback. When a
recorded video is being played you are able to use the progress bar to fast forward or rewind
to a preferred playback position.
7.2 Information bar
You can open the information bar by clicking the button “M” of your keyboard, or by moving
the cursor to the lower area of the full screen TT-Viewer window.
The information bar will close after a few seconds, if you move the cursor to the center of the
TT-Viewer window, or by clicking the button “M” of your keyboard again.
On the information bar you will find some different control and information elements (icons)
with the following functions:
Now and Next information
In the middle of the information bar you will find the “now and next” information. You can see,
what TV series is currently running and what will be playback next.
Channel information
The channel information you will find in the right area of the information bar. There you can
see the currently running channel.
Information icons
In the right area of the information bar you will find the information icons. These icons will
show you, if there are different audio tracks, teletext, or subtitles available by the current
playback.
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Directional pad
With the buttons „+“ and „-“ of the directional pad you can control the audio intensity. The
buttons „◄“ and „►“ can be used for switching the TV channels.
Clicking on the speaker icon will mute/unmute the audio.
Control buttons
You can perform some often needed functions like timeshift or record, with the control
buttons of the information bar.
Clicking on the pause button will start timeshift function or playback the timeshift recording. A
recording will start after clicking the „REC“ button.
By clicking the button „MENU“ the following short menu will open:
In this short menu you can choose between some different options:
 Channellist
 Programguide
 Recordings
 Teletext
 Language
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8. Channel scan
To perform a channel scan you will need to open the context menu by right clicking the
mouse and select “options” followed by the tab “scanner”.
In the channel scan window you will be able to configure different type of settings such as
reception type and preferred options.
Target Root
In the target root field you will be able to choose an already existing folder of the channel list,
or you can create a new channel list. To create a new list, enter a new name in the Target
Root field and the new folder will be insert to the channel list after the channel scan.
Reception Type
Select the correct reception type.
Transponder List
You will need to select the correct transponder list, before starting the channel scan.
For example:
 If you receive your TV signal via satellite, which is pointed to the satellite „Astra
19.2°East“, you will need to choose the transponder list „Astra 19.2°E“.
 If you receive your TV signal via cable (DVB-C), you will need to choose your cable
provider at transponder list.
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DiSEqC
If there is more than one LNB mounted to the satellite system, (receiving of more satellites at
the same time), you will need to choose the appropriate position in this field.
If there are any questions about your DiSEqC installation, please first contact the
company which installed the satellite system.
If you are using a Unicable system (SCR/CSS CENELEC EN50494), you will need
to set the setting for the Unicable in TT-Viewer (please note: This process needs to
be done only once!). Please refer to page 7 of this manual for more information.
Free to air only
Tick „free to air only“, if you would only like to scan for free to air channels. Ticking this option
will cause the channel scan to be done quickly.
Update
If a channel list already exists, in which some channels may be missing you can easy update
the channel list by selecting the correct target root and ticking the option “update”. The
existing folder will be updated. No new folder will be created.
Scan Frequency
If you would like to scan a specific frequency, you will need to enter the needed parameters
into the according field. Click “Scan Frequency” and only the selected transponder will be
scanned and not the whole range of frequency.
Scan range
With the button „scan range“ you can scan the whole range of frequency from the selected
reception type.
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9. Channel list
You can open the channel list by clicking on the channel list icon in the control panel (see
page 15), or you can click to the button “MENU” of the information bar and select “Channel
list”. The channel list will open in a black field.
The channel list is separated in three different categories:
 Favorites
 TV
 Radio
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You can select one of these categories by left clicking the mouse or by pressing a colored
button of your remote control.
Choosing a channel
Select a channel by double clicking on it. The TT-Viewer will switch to the chosen channel.
Edit channel list
You will find a channel overview to be able to edit the channel list. You can open the channel
overview by moving the cursor to the right border area of the TT-Viewer window. The
channel overview will open as a folder list in a white field
The playback of a TV channel will start by double clicking a channel of the channel overview.
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Search function
You will be able to search for a specific channel using the search function, simply type the
name of the channel in the search bar and then select the wanted channel.
Sorting the channel overview
The channel overview can easily be classified into different groups.
 To do so, open the context menu by right clicking the mouse in the channel overview
and select one of the grouping options (An example image is provided below).
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Deleting a channel list
You will be able to delete specific channels, single folder, or whole lists. To do so you will
need to right mouse click in the white field of the channel list and then select “Editmode”.
To delete a channel or folder you will need to right click on the unwanted channel or folder
followed by the option “delete”. To delete a whole channel list you will need to right click on
the satellite icon followed by the option “delete”.
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The whole channel list has now been deleted and you will see the channel list without any
entries. A new channel list will be created after a new channel scan. (see page 18).
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9.1 Favorites list
In TT-Viewer you can easily create a favorites list. In the favorites list you will be able to
decide which channel will be inserted and in which order the channels will be placed.
To open the favorites list simply:
 Left click on the channel list icon of the control panel (see page 15)
 Or refer to page 16 “Information bar“
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Creating a favorites list
 Open the context menu by right clicking the mouse selecting “Options” followed by
the “Favorites” tab
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Left click on a channel of the channel overview and hold down the mouse button.
Move the cursor into the right area “Favourite” and release the button of the mouse.
The chosen channel has now been added to the favorites list and can be selected
from there.
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Changing the order of favorites list
The order of channels in the favorites list can be changed as follows:
 Choose the channel you would like to replace by clicking on it with the left mouse
button.
 With the two icons “Up” and “Down” you can change the position of the chosen
channel step by step.
Delete channels from the favorites list
You will also be able to delete.
 Choose a channel you would like to delete with a left click of your mouse.
 Click to the icon “Delete” one time to delete the channel.
The channel is only deleted from the favorites list. The deleted channel still can be found in
the channel overview.
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10. Records
Using TT-Viewer you can directly record TV, Radio programs, or program recordings.
The location of recordings can be individual specified in the options of TT-Viewer
(see page 5).
10.1 Direct recordings
Recording TV or Radio programs spontaneously can be done with ease using TT-Viewer´s
control panel or information bar. On the control panel and on the information bar you will find
a “record” icon (shown below). To start recording of the current TV or Radio program simply
click on the “record” icon and the recording will start immediately.
To stop the recordings simply click to one of the two “record” icons again.
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10.2 Time shift
Time shift will be started by clicking on the play/pause icon (see page 15) on the control
panel. The current program will be paused and recorded. You will be able to decide when the
TV or Radio program should be started again by clicking on the play/pause icon again.
Hint: With time shift you will have the possibility to skip commercial breaks, you will simply
need to move the progress bar located on the control panel to a desired position.
By clicking on the “stop” icon on your control you will resume playback of Live TV.
Please note: Time shift recording will not be saved.
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10.3 Programmed recordings
You can schedule recording by opening the “Recorder”, to open the “Recorder” you will need
to perform the following actions:
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Click on the “VCR” icon on the control panel (see page 15).
By right clicking the mouse followed by the option “Recorder”.
In the window labeled “Recorder” you will be able to select the desire channel on the left side
of the window. After you have selected the desired channel you will need to enter the
appropriate recording time of your desired program (please note: Please enter the recording
time in a 24 hour format).
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Click “Add“ to add the recording to the scheduled recording list.
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If you would like to make adjustment to the recording list you will need to choose the
recording you would like to adjust followed by the necessary adjustments. In order to
update the adjustments in the recording list simply click on the option “update”.
If you would like to delete a scheduled recording, please select the entry followed by
clicking the option “Remove”. The scheduled recording will now be removed.
If a recording should be done daily or weekly, you can tick the according day.
If the TT-Viewer should shut down your PC after a programed recording, just tick
“Shutdown”.
11. EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
Using the EPG you will be able to get a program guide of the channel list. Using the EPG you
will be able to find out more information on the scheduled programs or schedule recordings.
You can choose between two different views of the EPG.
You can open the „timeline view“ by clicking the „EPG button“ of the control panel (see page
15), or by clicking the „MENU button“ of the information bar (see page 16).
The classic „window view“ of the EPG can be opened by right clicking the mouse followed by
the option “TV Guide”.
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11.1 The EPG „timeline view“
The EPG timeline view can be divided into three areas:
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Favorites
TV
Radio
You can select one of these categories by left clicking the mouse or by pressing a colored
button of your remote control.
In the right upper area of the timeline EPG you will find a directional pad. You can navigate
through the timeline EPG with this.
Program recordings from timeline EPG
If you´ve opened the EPG in „timeline view“, you can program recordings as follows:
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Choose a TV program you want to record by a left click.
A small window will open. Different options can be selected.
Click to „Record once“ to program a recording from the timeline EPG. Click to “Record
daily” or click to “Record weekly”, if you want to program a constant recording.
The window of „Recorder“ will open and the recording you´ve programmed will be still
entered there.
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These programmed recording can be changed, too. Therefore take a look at page 30 of this
manual.
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11.2 The EPG „window view“
The EPG window view can be divided into three areas:
 Channel list (left side)
 Program guide (right side)
 Information about the program (below)
To find out more information on a specific program you will need to select the channel in the
channel list followed by the appropriate program on the program guide. The information will
be displayed below in the information area.
To find a program easier, you will be able to search for a specific program using the search
function. Simply type the name of the program in the search bar and then select the wanted
program.
Program recordings from window EPG
To schedule recording using the EPG you will need to select a channel followed by a desired
program then simply click on the button “Add”.
The window of „Recorder“ will open and the recording you´ve programmed will be still
entered there.
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These programmed recording can be changed, too. Therefore take a look at page 30 of this
manual.
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12. CI extension
If you are using a CI extension, you can open the CI setting in TT-Viewer by:
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You will need to open the context menu by right clicking the mouse followed by the
option “Conditional Access Modul”.
In the CI setting window you will be able to view the configuration of your CI extension and
change the CI extension settings.
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Choose a menu item.
Confirm with OK.
The chosen menu item will be opened.
You can return to the main menu by clicking on “Return“ or “Menu”.
To close the CI setting simply click on the option “cancel”.
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13. Further Functions
Volume control
You can control the volume with your mouse wheel. Scroll up to increase the volume and
scroll down to decrease the volume of TT-Viewer.
TT-Viewer information
Open the TT-Viewer window and press the „F1 button“ of your keyboard. An information
window will open. You can see the version of the currently installed TT-Viewer there.
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Technical support
For technical support please contact:
support@technotrend.eu
Telephone:
0180 / 572 83 52* (Mo. – TH. 09.30am – 05.00pm; Fr. 09.30am – 04.00pm)
*14 Euro-Cent/Min. with German Telekom, price with mobile phone at most 42 Euro-Cent/Min.
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