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ASUS DAV Center
User Manual
A33/A31/A33L/A31L
Contents
Safety information..................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Notes for this manual............................................................................................................................................................... 5
Welcome..........................................................................................................................................................6
Package contents...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Overview....................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Features......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Getting started...............................................................................................................................................8
Preparing your DAV Center setup........................................................................................................................................ 8
Internet connection....................................................................................................................................................... 8
Video source..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Front view..................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Rear view....................................................................................................................................................................................10
Using the Media Center remote control..........................................................................................................................12
Using the amplifier remote control...................................................................................................................................14
Using the wireless keyboard................................................................................................................................................16
Setting up the wireless keyboard...........................................................................................................................16
Using the keyboard buttons.....................................................................................................................................16
Setting up your DAV Center.........................................................................................................................18
Connecting to the TV signal source..................................................................................................................................18
Connecting to the TV signal using S-Video/Composite.................................................................................18
Connecting to the TV signal using a coaxial cable...........................................................................................19
Connecting the TV signal source to an existing setup....................................................................................20
Using the TV as a Monitor.....................................................................................................................................................22
Cables for connecting to a TV...................................................................................................................................22
Connecting to a TV.......................................................................................................................................................22
Connecting Infrared Receiver to external devices.......................................................................................................25
Installing the wireless LAN antenna.................................................................................................................................25
Installing the digital TV/FM antenna................................................................................................................................26
Connecting to a digital video camera..............................................................................................................................26
Connecting to other devices...............................................................................................................................................26
Configuring audio output............................................................................................................................27
Speaker configurations.........................................................................................................................................................27
Speaker types.................................................................................................................................................................27
Connecting to speakers........................................................................................................................................................28
Connecting to a home audio system...............................................................................................................................29
Configuring audio output settings...................................................................................................................................30
Configuring audio output via a speaker system................................................................................................30
Configuring audio output via an HDMI device..................................................................................................32
ASUS DAV Center
Contents
Amplifier features.........................................................................................................................................33
LEO (Listening Environment Optimizer)..........................................................................................................................33
Midnight mode........................................................................................................................................................................34
Preset EQ modes......................................................................................................................................................................34
Using Windows Media Center......................................................................................................................35
Starting Windows Media Center........................................................................................................................................35
TV + Movies...............................................................................................................................................................................35
Watching TV....................................................................................................................................................................35
Recording TV programs..............................................................................................................................................35
Playing TV recordings..................................................................................................................................................35
Watching DVDs..............................................................................................................................................................35
Music............................................................................................................................................................................................36
Adding music CDs to music library........................................................................................................................36
Playing Music..................................................................................................................................................................36
Pictures + Videos.....................................................................................................................................................................36
Viewing pictures............................................................................................................................................................36
Watching videos............................................................................................................................................................36
ASUS DAV Center Safety information
Your ASUS DAV Center A33/A31/A33L/A31L is designed and tested to meet the latest safety standards for
information technology equipment. However, to ensure your safety, it is important that you read the following
safety instructions.
Setting up your system
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Read and follow all the instructions in the documentation before operating your DAV Center.
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Do not use this product near water or a heated source such as a radiator.
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Set up the system on a stable surface.
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Openings on the chassis are for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings. Make sure you leave
plenty of space, 15 cm (6 inches) at least, around the system for ventilation. Never insert objects of any
kind into these openings.
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If you use an extension cord, make sure that the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed its ampere rating.
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Since your DAV Center is connected to a TV tuner, cable, or satellite receiver, make sure that the antenna or
cable system is electrically grounded to provide protection against voltage surges and static electricity.
Care during use
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Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
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Do not spill water or any other liquids on your DAV Center.
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When the DAV Center is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows. Always unplug all power,
modem, and network cables from the power outlets before cleaning the system.
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If you encounter the following technical problems with the product, unplug the power cord and contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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The power cord or plug is damaged.
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Liquid has been spilled into the system.
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The system does not function properly even if you follow the operating instructions.
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The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
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The system performance changes.
Note to CATV System Installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV systems installer’s attention to section 820-93 of the National
Electric Code, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and in particular, specifies that the coaxial cable
shield shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as possible.
ASUS DAV Center
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
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 according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
CD-ROM Drive Safety WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
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.
Notes for this manual
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this
manual.
WARNING: Vital information that you MUST follow to prevent injury to yourself.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
TIP: Tips and useful information that help you complete a task.
NOTE: Additional information for special situations.
ASUS DAV Center Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the ASUS DAV Center A33/A31/A33L/A31L. The following illustration displays the package contents of your new ASUS DAV Center. Contact your retailer if any item is damaged or
missing.
Package contents
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Overview
The ASUS DAV Center features rich entertainment and powerful computing capabilities. You can either run the
Windows® Media Center with other programs or enjoy it in full-screen mode. With the Media Center remote,
you can watch and record TV programs, play videos as well as music, and view pictures. You can also adjust the
audio effects like bass, treble, and EQs using the amplifier remote. The wireless keyboard with touchpad and
the trackball on the amplifier remote further facilitate your control of the DAV Center.
Features
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AV Entertainment
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High Definition video/audio support
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Class D amplifier with 5.1 channel
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Analog and Digital TV signal capability
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Watching and recording live TV programs with the Time Shift function
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Playing DVDs and home videos
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Listening to music files
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Viewing and editing pictures
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Connectivity
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HDMI
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Component
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Composite Video
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S-Video
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SCART (with adapter)
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5.1 channel amplifier (Y cable): for A33/A31 models only
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Stereo: In & Out
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SPDIF: In & Out
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USB
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IEEE 1394: 4-pin & 6-pin
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WiFi
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Bluetooth: for A33/A33L models only
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Multi card reader
ASUS DAV Center Getting started
Preparing your DAV Center setup
Before you start setting up your ASUS DAV Center, make sure that all of the following connections are available.
Internet connection
Your DAV Center requires an Internet connection to update the EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and to access
the Internet. Make sure that you have access to a wired/wireless network before starting your Windows® Media Center software setup. Contact your Internet service provider (ISP) for more information.
Video source
Make sure that you have access to a video source before starting your ASUS DAV Center setup. Your DAV
Center receives video input from a coaxial/S-video/composite 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 known as set-top boxes.
Front view
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to open the front panel cover.
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Description
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TFT-LCD
Displays system information.
2.
Recordable Super Multi Drive
Supports CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM (D5 & D9), DVD-R &
DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R & DL, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM.
3.
Super Multi Drive eject button
Press to eject the disc.
4.
Power button
Press to turn on/off your DAV Center.
5.
Volume knob
Rotate to increase/decrease the volume.
6.
Stop button
Press to stop playing a media file.
7.
Play/Pause button
Press to play/pause a media file.
8.
Fast Forward button
Press to fast-forward a media file.
9.
Rewind button
Press to rewind a media file.
10.
Record button
Press to start recording TV.
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EQ button (A31/A33 only)
Press to select an equalizer setting from Normal, Rock, Pop, Live,
Jazz, and Classic.
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MMC/SD card reader
Supports MMC, MMC 4.0, RS-MMC, RS-MMC 4.0, SD, Mini SD, Micro
SD (through adapter), and SDHC.
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reader
Supports Sony Memory Stick (high-speed type included), MS PRO,
MS Duo, and MS Pro Duo.
14.
Card reader LED
Lights up to indicate that data is being transferred from a digital
device to your DAV Center.
15.
CF card reader
Supports CF I/II and IBM Microdrive.
16.
IEEE 1394 port
Plug an IEEE 1394 device (such as a digital camrecorder) into this
4-pin IEEE 1394 port.
17.
USB port
Plug USB devices (such as a USB printer, camera, scanner, or keyboard) into this port.
18.
Headphone jack
Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack.
19.
Microphone jack
Plug a microphone into this jack to record or transmit voice files.
20.
Composite Video In jack
Connect to a video source using a yellow RCA cable.
21.
Stereo Audio In jacks
Connect to a stereo audio source using a white (left) and a red
(right) RCA cables.
ASUS DAV Center Rear view
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Power switch
Press to turn on/off the DAV Center.
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Power connector
Plug the power cord into this connector.
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5.1 channel amplifier
Connect passive speakers to this amplifier.
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RCA Audio Out jacks
Connect active speakers to these jacks plus Stereo Audio Out
jacks (No. 15) to achieve 7.1 channel effects.
4.
LAN port
Plug a network cable into this port.
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Audio In jack
Plug an analog audio device into this jack on the tuner card.
**Refer to the “Configuring audio output” section for detailed speaker configurations.
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Composite Video In jack
Plug a yellow RCA cable from a video source into this jack on the
tuner card.
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S-Video in jack
Plug an S-Video cable from a video source into this jack on the tuner
card.
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TV In jack
Plug a TV signal cable into this jack on the tuner card.
9.
WiFi Antenna connector
Plug a wireless LAN antenna into this connector.
10.
ESATA port
Connect to an external drive.
11.
S/PDIF Out port (optical)
Plug an optical (Toslink) digital audio cable into this port for digital
audio transfer.
12.
S/PDIF In port
Plug an RCA cable into this jack for digital audio transfer.
13.
S/PDIF In port (optical)
Plug an optical (Toslink) digital audio cable into this port for digital
audio transfer.
14.
IR1/IR2 ports
Plug the IR control cables into these ports to send input from the
remote control to a set-top box to change channels.
15.
Stereo Audio Out jacks
Plug a white (left speaker) and a red (right speaker) RCA cables from
a stereo into these jacks.
16.
Stereo Audio In jacks
Connect to a stereo audio source using a white (left) and a red (right)
RCA cables.
17.
USB ports x 2
Plug USB devices, a printer, camera, scanner, or keyboard for example,
into these ports.
18.
IEEE 1394 port
Plug an IEEE 1394 device, a digital camrecorder for example, into this
6-pin IEEE 1394 port.
19.
HDMI
Plug an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) device into this
port.
20.
S-Video Out jack
Plug an S-video cable into this jack to connect to a display, a TV for
example.
21.
Video Out port
Plug an RCA cable into this jack to connect to a TV.
22.
Component video ports
Plug a component video cable into this jack to connect to a VCR, set-top box, or DVD player.
*For models with one TV tuner card, there is only one set of these four jacks
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Using the Media Center remote control
Use the remote to launch the Media Center program to watch TV, record TV programs, play video recordings
or other media files such as music and movies.
Refer to the table on the next page to familiarize yourself with the functions of the remote control buttons.
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Power
Press to turn on/off the power of the screen and the speakers.
2.
Pause
Press to pause a playback.
3.
Stop
Press to stop playing a media file.
4.
Play
Press to play a media file.
5.
Fast-foward
Press to fast-forward a media file.
6.
Next track
Press to go to the next track.
7.
Windows® Media Center
Press to launch the Media Center program.
8.
Information
Press to display program information under Media Center or
other menu options.
9.
OK
Press to confirm an action.
10.
Channel up/down
Press to change TV channels.
11.
Live TV button
Press to watch live TV programs.
12.
DVD button
Press to switch to DVD source.
13.
Enter
Press to confirm a selection.
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Available on European models only.
15.
Shift
Toggles between numerical and alphabetical input.
16.
Clear
Press to clear input information.
17.
Numeric keys
Press to enter a channel number.
18.
Recorded TV
Press to display a list of your recorded TV programs.
19.
EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
Press to display the electronic program guide screen.
20.
Volume up/down
Press to increase/decrease the volume.
21.
Mute
Press to disable audio output.
22.
Four-way navigation keys
Press to scroll through on-screen display menus.
23.
Return
Press to return to the previous page.
24.
Previous track
Press to go back to the previous track.
25.
Rewind
Press to rewind a media file.
26.
Record
Press to start recording TV.
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Using the amplifier remote control
The amplifier remote control allows you to activate all the amplifier-related functions to adjust the audio
effect. Some of the Media Center functions are repeated on this remote. You can also use the trackball like a
mouse.
Refer to the table on the next page to familiarize yourself with the functions of the remote control buttons.
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Power
Press to turn on/off the power of the screen and the speakers.
2.
Treble up/down
Press to adjust the treble sound.
3.
Channel up/down
Press to change TV channels.
4.
Desktop
Press to go back to the desktop.
5.
Windows switch
Press to shift among the windows being opened.
6.
IE
Press to open Internet Explorer.
7.
Information
Press to display program information under Media Center or other
menu options.
8.
Right click
Functions as the right click button of a mouse.
9.
Media
Press to launch the Media Center program.
10.
Fast-foward
Press to fast-forward a media file.
11.
Stop
Press to stop playing a media file.
12.
Next track
Press to go to the next track.
13.
LEO (Listening Environment Optimizer)
Press to automatically adjust your audio system setup to optimize
your listening environment.
14.
Pop
Press to enter the mode suitable for pop music.
15.
Classical
Press to enter the mode suitable for classical music.
16.
Jazz
Press to enter the mode suitable for jazz music.
17.
Live
Press to enter the mode suitable for live shows.
18.
Normal
Press to enter the mode for general use.
19.
Rock
Press to enter the mode suitable for rock music.
20.
Midnight mode
Press to enter the midnight mode.
21.
Record
Press to start recording TV.
22.
Previous track
Press to go back to the previous track.
23.
Rewind
Press to rewind a media file.
24.
Play/Pause
Press to play/pause a media file.
25.
Left click
Functions as the left click button of a mouse.
26.
Track ball
Scrolls in all possible directions like a mouse.
27.
Return
Press to return to the previous page under Media Center.
28.
Four-way navigation keys
Press to scroll through on-screen display menus under Media Center.
29.
OK
Press to confirm a selection under Media Center.
30.
Volume up/down
Press to increase/decrease the volume.
31.
Bass up/down
Press to adjust the bass sound.
32.
Mute
Press to disable audio output.
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Using the wireless keyboard
Your DAV Center comes with a wireless keyboard that facilitates your control of the system. To enhance the
wireless keyboard connection, we recommend that you install the bundled RF receiver.
Setting up the wireless keyboard
1.
Plug the USB cable of the RF receiver into any of the USB ports on
your DAV Center. Place the receiver wherever you want.
2.
Press the Connect button on the RF receiver and the ID Link button
on the lower left corner of the keyboard to make a connection.
Using the keyboard buttons
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Internet
Press to open your Internet browser.
2.
E-mail
Press to open your e-mail box.
3.
Mute
Press to disable audio output.
4.
Volume down
Press to decrease the volume.
5.
Volume up
Press to increase the volume.
6.
Rewind
Press to rewind a media file.
7.
Play/Pause
Press to play or pause a media file.
8.
Stop
Press to stop playing a media file.
9.
Forward
Press to fast-forward a media file.
10.
Eject
Press to open the DVD tray.
11.
Turbo/Silent
Press to toggle between the Turbo/Silent mode
12.
Keyboard power switch
Turns on/off the keyboard power.
13.
Touchpad switch
Enables/disables the touchpad function.
14.
Touchpad
Allows mouse movement by dragging your fingertip across the
surface.
15.
Left/right click buttons
Act as the left/right click buttons of a regular mouse.
16.
ID Link button
Press to connect the wireless keyboard to the DAV Center.
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Your DAV Center features two operating modes:
Silent mode (default): In Silent mode, the system automatically reduces the DVD-ROM transfer rate and the
speed of the CPU and GPU. This provides a quiet working environment.
Turbo mode: In Turbo mode, the system will use the highest DVD-ROM, CPU and GPU speeds to achieve
optimum performance. This is ideal for system-demanding performance, such as video games or multifunction media processing.
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The wireless keyboard is equipped with a power saving mode to reduce power consumption. When the
wireless keyboard is left idle for more than three minutes, it enters the power saving mode. Press any key
(except the touchpad and the left/right click buttons) to return to the normal state.
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Setting up your DAV Center
Connecting to the TV signal source
Your DAV Center has connectors for S-Video/Composite/Coaxial input. If you use an S-Video or a Composite
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Connecting to the TV signal using a coaxial cable
Connect a coaxial cable 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 TV IN jack on the back of your DAV Center.
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Connecting the TV signal source to an existing setup
This section describes how to connect the DAV Center to an existing setup for your TV signal source.
Wall to VCR to TV using coaxial cable
1.
Remove the coaxial cable from the input to the VCR, and then connect it to the input of a coaxial cable
signal splitter (not provided).
2.
Connect two coaxial cables to the splitter outputs.
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Connect one of these cables to the input of the VCR and the other to the TV connector on the back of the
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1.
Remove the coaxial cable from the input to the VCR, and then connect it to the input of a coaxial cable
signal splitter (not provided).
2.
Connect two coaxial cables to the splitter outputs.
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Connect one of these cables to the input of the VCR and the other to the TV connector on the back of the
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Cable outlet
Coaxial cable
Set-top box/Satellite In
Set-top box/Satellite Out
VCR In
VCR Out
TV In
Splitter In
Splitter Out
TV In jack on the back of the DAV Center
Remote control sensor cable
Remote control sensor
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Using the TV as a Monitor
The TV Out capability of your DAV Center allows you to view pictures, watch DVDs, or play games on your TV.
Cables for connecting to a TV
You can connect your DAV Center to your TV with one of the following ways. The type of video cable you need
may vary depending on which kind of TV connector you are using.
•
HDMI: recommended for its best quality
•
Component video (YPbPr) with stereo audio
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S-video with stereo audio
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Video Out with stereo audio
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SCART
Connecting to a TV
HDMI connection (recommended)
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If your TV has a DVI connector instead, plug the HDMI cable into an HDMI to DVI converter (not provided), and
then connect it to your TV. Next, connect stereo audio cables to the Audio In jacks on the TV and to the Audio Out
jacks on the DAV Center rear panel.
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Component video connection
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Connect stereo audio cables to the Audio In jacks on the TV and to the Audio Out jacks on the DAV
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Do not use the S-Video, the Video Out, and the Component Video jacks at the same time. Use only one of them at
one time.
S-Video/Video Out connection
1.
Turn off your DAV Center.
2.
For S-Video: Connect the S-Video cable from the S-Video In jack on the TV to the S-Video Out jack on
the DAV Center rear panel. OR
For Video Out: Connect the yellow RCA cable to the Video In jack on the TV and to the Video Out jack on
the DAV Center rear panel.
3.
Connect stereo audio cables to the Audio In jacks on the TV and to the Audio Out jacks on the DAV
Center rear panel.
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Connect the SCART/composite video/audio cable to the SCART connector on the TV and to the Video
Out and Audio Out jacks on the back of your DAV Center.
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Connecting Infrared Receiver to external devices
To connect an external device such as a set-top box:
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Installing the digital TV/FM antenna
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connect it to the TV IN jack on the back of your DAV Center.
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The reception signal and quality of the Digital TV/FM antennas may vary in different regions.
Connecting to a digital video camera
To connect a digital camera or a digital video camera:
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Connecting to other devices
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Other peripheral devices such as a printer, scanner, card reader, and PDA can also be connected to your DAV
Center through the USB ports. Configuring audio output
ASUS DAV Center supports different types of audio configurations. You may set up your DAV Center using
stereo speakers or a multi-channel audio speaker system. Connect your speaker system to the DAV Center, and
then configure your audio output through the software.
Speaker configurations
You may set up your DAV Center with the following speaker configurations:
Name
Speaker system
Headphones
None.
2 (stereo)
Left speaker, right speaker.
2.1
Left speaker, right speaker, and a subwoofer.
4.1
Two front speakers, two rear speakers, and a subwoofer.
6/5.1
Two front speakers, two rear speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer.
8/7.1
Two front speakers, two rear speakers, two side speakers, a center speaker, and a
subwoofer.
Home audio system
Home stereo or home theater audio system with passive speakers.
Speaker types
An active speaker system must have its own power source. A home audio system does not require active
speakers because the receiver provides amplification.
A stereo speaker set is a left-right, two channel speaker system. A multi-channel audio speaker has a leftright front and left-right rear channel, and it may include a subwoofer and a center speaker. Side speakers are
included in a more advanced system. A subwoofer provides enhanced bass sounds.
“.1” indicates a subwoofer. For instance, 7.1 channels refers to an eight-speaker mode and uses two front
speakers (left-right), two rear speakers (left-right), two side speakers (left-right), a center speaker, and a subwoofer.
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Connecting to speakers
ASUS DAV Center is equipped with Audio Out jacks that allow you to connect to an active stereo using RCA
cables. To configure a multi-channel audio setup, the A33/A31 model, with a built-in amplifier, allows you to
connect to 5.1 channel passive speakers using Y cables (not provided). The A33L/A31L model supports a 7.1
channel active speaker system, and you can connect speakers to these jacks using RCA audio cables.
Refer to the table below for the audio connectors on the rear panel and their functions.
For stereo speakers
A33/A31/A33L/A31L
Description
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For a multi-channel speaker system
A33/A31
Description
A33L/A31L
Front left connects to a front left
speaker.
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left speaker.
Front right connects to a front
right speaker.
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front right speaker.
Surround left connects to a rear
left speaker.
Surround right connects to a rear
right speaker.
Center connects to a center
speaker.
Subwoofer connects to a subwoofer.
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Rear Surround left connects to a
rear left speaker.
Rear Surround right connects to a
rear right speaker.
Side Surround left connects to a
side left speaker.
Side Surround right connects to a side right speaker.
Center connects to a center
speaker.
Woofer connects to a subwoofer.
Connecting to a home audio system
You can also connect the DAV Center to your home stereo or home theater multi-channel audio amplifier to
use your existing speaker system.
•
Analog output: Plug RCA audio cables from the Audio Out jacks on the DAV Center rear panel to your
amplifier.
•
Digital output: Plug an optical (Toslink) digital audio cable from the S/PDIF Out port on the DAV Center
rear panel to your amplifier.
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speaker
Front speakers
Rear speakers
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Configuring audio output settings
Configuring audio output via a speaker system
After connecting a speaker system to your DAV Center, follow the steps below to configure audio output:
1.
From the Windows® desktop, double-click on the Audio Output Config icon.
2.
Under the Playback window, select Speakers and
click Set Default.
3.
Click Configure and the Speaker Setup window
pops up.
4.
Select the speaker system you have and click Next.
You may click Test to test each of your speakers.
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5.
Check the boxes that indicate the speakers present,
and then click Next.
This step is required only when you select a 5.1
Surround speaker configuration.
6.
Check the boxes if you use full-range speakers, and
then click Next.
7.
Click Finish to exit the speaker setup.
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Configuring audio output via an HDMI device
If you use your TV with an HDMI connector as an audio output device, connect it to the DAV Center and follow
the steps below to configure audio settings:
1.
From the Windows® desktop, double-click on the Audio Output Config icon.
2.
Under the Playback window, select Digital Output Device (HDMI) and click
Set Default.
3.
Click Configure and the Speaker Setup
window pops up.
4.
Select Stereo and click Next.
6.
Click Finish to exit the speaker setup.
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5.
Check the Front left and right box, and
then click Next.
Amplifier features
Your ASUS DAV Center A33/A31 comes with a built-in amplifier. The amplifier features enable you to optimize
your listening environment with a touch of the button, saving you from complex audio setup procedures.
LEO (Listening Environment Optimizer)
The LEO™ technology virtually adjusts your speaker placement to deliver an excellent audio experience. With
a microphone placed at the listener’s location, LEO™ sends out test tones to each speaker and analyzes the
feedback signal to determine speaker distance, phase, sound pressure level, and related parameters.
To activate the LEO™ function:
1.
Plug the microphone into the microphone jack
on the A33/A31 front panel and place it at your
listening location.
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A dialog box pops up to show that an audio
device is detected. Click OK.
3.
Click OK to confirm the setup.
4.
Press the LEO button
remote.
5.
Click OK to enter the LEO testing mode.
on your amplifier
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6.
The speaker detection begins. You can monitor
the process on the TFT-LCD.
7.
After detection, the speaker test begins. Keep
quiet during this time to achieve optimal effects.
Midnight mode
Use the Midnight mode to watch movies at night. When you turn down the volume, this mode
lowers the sound effects but keeps human voice clear.
Press the Midnight button
on your amplifier remote to activate this function.
Preset EQ modes
The preset EQ modes include Normal, Rock, Pop, Live, Jazz, and Classic. Choose the mode according to the
type of music you are listening to.
Normal
Rock
Pop
Live
Jazz
Classic
To change the EQ modes, use your amplifier remote or press the EQ button on the A33/A31 front panel.
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Using Windows Media Center
Starting Windows Media Center
You can take full control of the Windows Media Center using your wireless keyboard and either of your remote
controls.
To start Windows Media Center, do one of the following:
•
Press the Media Center button
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From the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs > Windows Media Center.
on your Media Center remote.
TV + Movies
Enjoy your TV/movie viewing experience with the TV + Movies feature. Use TV + Movies to watch live TV
programs, record TV programs, watch recorded programs, view program information, and play DVDs.
Watching TV
1.
Press the Live TV button
2.
Use the Channel up/down buttons to change channels while watching TV.
on the remote. The last viewed TV channel is displayed.
Recording TV programs
1.
Use the Channel up/down or the numeric keys to select the program you wish to record.
2.
Press the Record button
on the remote to start recording.
Playing TV recordings
1.
Press the Recorded TV button
2.
Select a recording and press the Play button
to display a list of recorded TV programs.
to play or press OK to view details.
Media Center automatically records the program you are watching for up to 30 minutes and saves it to a buffer.
Therefore, if you pause a live TV program, you can pick up where you left off. Refer to the “Time Shift” section in
your DAV Center Application User Manual (included in the support DVD) for details.
Watching DVDs
Insert a DVD into the Super Multi Drive and the DVD will be played automatically. You can also press the DVD
button
on the remote to play it.
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Music
Music provides you with a complete music experience. You can listen to CDs or other music files, create your
own playlists, view album information, and listen to music by albums, genres, artists, etc.
Adding music CDs to music library
1.
From the Media Center main menu, select Music.
2.
Insert a CD into the Super Multi Drive. The CD will be played automatically, and a list of options appear on
the left side of the “now playing” screen.
3.
Select Copy CD, and then select Yes to confirm your choice. The CD is copied and saved as music files to
the hard disk drive under music library.
Playing Music
1.
From the Media Center main menu, select Music > music library to display your music files.
2.
Select music to play by albums, genres, artists, etc.
Pictures + Videos
Enjoy and manage your digital photos/videos or downloaded pictures/video clips using Pictures + Videos.
You can browse the pictures individually or play them as a slide show with music background.
Viewing pictures
1.
From the Media Center main menu, select Pictures + Videos > picture library to display your picture
folders.
2.
Select a folder and press OK to open it. Select an image and press OK to view.
To play the pictures as a slide show, highlight a folder and press the Play button
You can also select Play slide show on the sidebar.
to start playing it.
Watching videos
1.
From the Media Center main menu, select Pictures + Videos > video library to display your videos.
2.
Highlight a video and press the Play button
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to start playing it.
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