Sony VGP-MR100 User's manual

Sony VGP-MR100 User's manual
Network Media Receiver
VGP-MR100_
Operating Instructions
Trademarks
• VAIO,
, and VAIO Media are
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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Laboratories.
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Super G are trademarks of Atheros
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Communications, Inc.
• Other system names and product names
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manufacturers.
• ™ and ® marks are not shown in this
document.
In this manual, Microsoft® Windows® XP
Home Edition and Microsoft® Windows® XP
Professional are referred to as Windows XP.
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About the supplied guides
The following guides are included with
this Network Media Receiver.
• Operating Instructions (this
document)
Contains information on how to use the
Network Media Receiver.
• Quick Connection Guide
Contains information on how to
connect the Network Media Receiver.
• Quick Start Guide
Contains information on how to setup
the Network Media Receiver.
z Illustrations used in this manual
Illustrations and screens used in this guide
may vary from the actual screens.
Introduction
What this product can do ..................... 5
Operating environment ........................ 8
Computers that can be connected to
this product: .............................. 8
Check the supplied accessories ........... 9
Names of parts ................................... 10
Setup
Setup overview .................................. 13
Connection between the Network
Media Receiver and computer 13
Getting ready .............................. 14
1 Prepare the remote control for
use .................................................. 15
Inserting the batteries .................. 15
Programming the remote
control ..................................... 16
2 Connect the Network Media Receiver
to a TV ........................................... 18
3 Connect the Network Media Receiver
to computer via a network cable .... 21
Network cable connection .......... 21
To connect the Network Media
Receiver to a network ............. 25
Assigning a fixed IP address to the
computer ................................. 27
4 Connect power ............................... 29
5 Configure wireless LAN settings .. 30
Using the software keyboard ...... 32
6 Change the settings of the Network
Media Receiver to match the network
connection ..................................... 33
7 Configure settings at the
computer ........................................ 35
Operation
Operation flow ................................... 36
Turn power on ................................... 38
To turn power off ........................ 39
Selecting a server ............................... 39
To select a server ........................ 40
To refresh the server list ............. 40
To remove a server from
the list ...................................... 41
Selecting content ............................... 41
To change the display format ..... 42
Changing the sort order .............. 43
Watching video sources ..................... 44
Video playback ........................... 44
Using the film roll function ........ 45
Using the time search function ... 45
Listening to music ............................. 46
Music playback ........................... 46
Assigning background music to a
slide show ............................... 48
Viewing photos .................................. 48
Using the slide show function ..... 48
Adding background music to a slide
show ........................................ 50
Changing the slide show settings 51
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Introduction
Table of Contents
Advanced Features
Troubleshooting
How to get the most out of your
Network Media Receiver ............... 52
Having the computer start up
automatically ........................... 52
Checking or changing the time
required to enter Standby ........ 53
Changing the settings of the Network
Media Receiver .............................. 54
To bring up the “System Settings”
screen ...................................... 54
Settings available on the “System
Settings” screen ...................... 55
To update the firmware ............... 55
To return the Network Media
Receiver to the default
settings .................................... 56
To select the TV type .................. 56
To control the file playback
method .................................... 57
To change the display language .. 57
About the Standby, STATUS and
WIRELESS indicators ................... 58
Meaning of STATUS and
WIRELESS indicators during
hardware diagnosis ................. 59
Notes on Use ..................................... 60
Specifications .................................... 62
Getting Help ...................................... 63
Power ................................................. 64
Power does not come on ............. 64
Network Media Receiver cannot be
switched off ............................ 64
Computer does not come on (does
not start up from Standby or
Hibernate mode) ..................... 65
Remote control .................................. 65
Remote control does not work .... 65
Video, audio ...................................... 66
Sound or picture from the Network
Media Receiver is not reproduced
on the TV ................................ 66
Picture or sound sometimes stops or
is distorted ............................... 66
Video playback suffers from
dropped frames ....................... 66
A screen saver image is shown on
the TV ..................................... 66
Connection, registration .................... 67
Cannot connect to a computer .... 67
Cannot register the Network Media
Receiver at the computer ........ 68
Computer does not show up on
“Select a server...” screen ....... 68
Can no longer connect to a computer
after performing a hard disk drive
recovery on the computer ....... 68
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Introduction
Introduction
What this product can do
You can use your TV set to enjoy photos, video, or music stored on your computer.
Support for connecting of multiple computers
Multiple computers can be connected via a router with a built-in Ethernet hub (or a stand-alone
Ethernet hub).
When multiple computers are connected, you can switch between them.
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Video
• Play video files stored on the computer (page 44)
• Use the film roll feature to search for a desired scene during video playback (page 45)
• Search for a specific scene by specifying the time while watching a video (page 45)
Music
• Play music files stored on the computer
(page 46)
• Locate songs (page 46)
• Perform repeat playback (page 47)
Photos
• Play a slide show of photos stored on
the computer (page 48)
• View a single photo (page 49)
• Listen to background music during a
slide show (page 50)
The VAIO Web site always has the latest information and allows you to download software
upgrades that may be useful in resolving various issues. To get the most out of this product,
periodically visit the site listed in “Getting Help” (page 63).
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Files that can be played back
Content
Supported file types
Video
Video capsules recorded on the
VAIO with Giga Pocket,
VAIO Zone, or other video
files stored on the computer
• Video capsule
Introduction
Category
• MPEG1
• MPEG2
• Depending on the connected computer, WMV
files may also be supported.
Music
Music files and playlists stored
on the computer
• LPCM (WAV) format
• MP3 format
• Depending on the connected computer, the
following file types may also be supported:
– WMA format
– ATRAC3 format
– ATRAC3plus format
Photos
Photo (still image) files stored
on the computer
• JPEG format
• PNG format
• Depending on the connected computer, the
following file types may also be supported:
– Bitmap format
– GIF format
– TIFF format
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Operating environment
Computers that can be connected to this product:
• Sony VAIO computers with Windows XP installed and VAIO Media Version
4.1 preinstalled
• Sony VAIO computers sold after September 2002 with VAIO Media Version
2.0 preinstalled and upgraded with VAIO Media Upgrade Program 4.1
Notes
• Depending on the usage environment of your computer, certain operation limitations may apply. For
the latest information, check the Web site listed in “Getting Help” (page 63).
• For VAIO Media updates, visit the Web site listed below.
For customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
http://ciscdb.sel.sony.com/softupdates/vaiomedia41.html
For customers in Europe
http://vaio-link.com/
• Server equipment compliant to the DLNA guidelines (DLNA HNv1 compliant)
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After unpacking the unit, make sure that the accessories listed below are present. If anything is
missing, contact the Sony dealer where you purchased this product or a Sony service representative
in your area.
You can use the boxes ❏ to check off items.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Network Media Receiver (1)
Remote control (1)
IEC R6 (size AA) battery (2)
AC adapter (1)
Power cord (1)
Audio/video connection cable (1)
Network cable (5 m) (1)
Crossover cable (1 m) (1)
Quick Start Guide (1)
Quick Connection Guide (1)
Warranty card (1)
CD-ROM (1)
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Introduction
Check the supplied accessories
Names of parts
This section briefly identifies the parts of the unit. For details, see the pages shown in brackets ( ).
Front view
1 POWER button/standby indicator (pages 29, 38, 58)
Press this button to turn the unit on and off.
z Hint
When the standby indicator is lit red, the unit is in Standby mode and can be turned on.
When the unit is on, the standby indicator is lit in green.
Note
If the standby indicator does not light up in red about 20 seconds after the power cord is connected,
visit the Sony Web site for additional instructions. See “Getting Help” (page 63).
2 Remote control sensor (page 15)
3 STATUS indicator (page 58)
4 WIRELESS indicator (page 58)
Side view
1 Ventilation holes
2 SET UP button (page 54)
Press this button when the standby indicator is lit green to display the “System Settings” screen.
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Rear view
Introduction
1 1 DC IN 5.2V connector (page 29)
2 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT connectors (page 19)
3 S VIDEO OUT connector (page 18)
4 VIDEO OUT connector
AUDIO OUT (left/right) connectors (page 18)
5 OPTICAL OUT connector (page 20)
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NETWORK connector (pages 25, 26, 27)
7 Antenna
When connecting the unit to a wireless LAN, raise the antenna to the upright position by
rotating it clockwise.
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Remote control
1 TV CHANNEL +/– buttons
2 TV MUTING button
3 Number buttons (page 16)
4 CLEAR button (page 45)
5 REW/FWD buttons (page 46)
6 STOP button (pages 44, 46, 49)
7 OPTIONS button (page 40)
8 V/v/B/b/SELECT buttons (page 16)
9 VIEW button (page 42)
0 TV VOLUME +/– buttons
qa TV POWER button (pages 30, 33,
38, 39)
qs Network Media Receiver POWER
button (pages 30, 33, 38, 39)
qd TV/VIDEO button (pages 30, 33, 38)
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qf AUDIO button (page 44)
qg ENTER button (page 45)
qh DISPLAY button (page 45)
qj PREV/NEXT buttons (page 46, 49)
qk PAUSE button (pages 44, 46, 49)
ql PLAY button (pages 44, 46, 49)
w; TOP button (pages 37, 40, 42, 54)
wa RETURN button (pages 45, 46)
ws PAGE +/– buttons (page 42)
Setup
Setup overview
Connection between the Network Media Receiver and computer
Note
If both network interfaces are used at the same time, the network interface specified in “Network Type”
has priority.
Wireless connection
The wireless LAN interface built into the Network Media Receiver can be used to connect to a
computer via a wireless LAN access point.
Note
The Network Media Receiver always operates in
wireless LAN infrastructure mode (access point
network mode). Ad-Hoc (Peer-to-Peer) mode is
not supported.
Cable based connection
Using the Ethernet cable connection, the Network Media Receiver is connected to the computer
using a network cable.
Depending on the number of computers and type of equipment, various configurations are possible.
The illustration below shows an example for connecting the Network Media Receiver to the
computer via a hub (a device for connecting multiple devices on a network).
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Setup
This product offers two network interfaces, wireless and Ethernet cable. To connect the Network
Media Receiver to the computer, select the network interface that is best suited to your situation.
Getting ready
The steps necessary to prepare the unit for use differ, depending on whether a wireless LAN or a
network cable is used to connect to the computer.
1. Prepare the remote control for use
c Page 15
The remote control is necessary for operating of the Network Media Receiver.
2. Connect the Network Media Receiver to a TV
c Page 18
Select a suitable connector and cable according to the requirements of the TV monitor. It is also
possible to make the connection to the TV via a VCR.
3. Connect the Network Media Receiver to computer via a network cable c Page 21
Connect the Network Media Receiver to the computer using a network cable. When using a
wireless connection, this step is not required.
4. Connect power
c Page 29
Connect the supplied AC adapter to the Network Media Receiver to supply power.
5. Configure wireless LAN settings
c Page 30
When the Network Media Receiver is to be connected to the computer via a wireless
connection, without using a network cable, several wireless LAN settings must be configured.
When using a network cable connection, this step is not required.
6. Change the settings of the Network Media Receiver to match the
network connection
c Page 33
Depending on the network environment, some settings of the Network Media Receiver may
have to be changed, setting whether to obtain an IP address automatically or use a fixed address.
The default setting is “Automatic assignment (using router)”.
7. Configure settings at the computer
c Page 35
The computer must be configured to share its photos, video, and music.
When using a VAIO computer, the VAIO Media software must be configured.
When using a different kind of computer, corresponding settings must be configured.
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1 Prepare the remote control for use
Inserting the batteries
As shown in the illustration, open the battery cover lid of the remote control, and insert two size
AA (R6) batteries (supplied).
Setup
Verify e/E polarity, and
insert the batteries from
the E side.
Using the remote control
To use the remote control, point it towards the remote control sensor on the Network Media
Receiver, and press the appropriate buttons.
Remote control sensor
z Hints
• If the operating range of the remote control decreases, replace both batteries with fresh ones.
• After replacing the batteries, the TV manufacturer code (pages 16, 17) must be set again.
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Programming the remote control
Your remote control is preprogrammed to control certain TVs. Find the code number for your TV’s
manufacturer in the table below. The remote control may not be compatible with some TV models,
even when the appropriate TV manufacturer code is entered.
If you are using a Sony TV set, you do not need to program the remote control, as it is set by
default.
To program the remote control:
1 Press and hold the SELECT button.
2 Enter your TV code number, using the channel number buttons.
3 Release the SELECT button after you have entered the TV code number.
Note
After replacing the batteries in your remote control, the TV manufacturer’s code requires resetting.
Reset the code each time you replace the batteries.
For customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
TV Manufacturer
Code Number
TV Manufacturer
Admiral
02, 09, 14
NEC
03, 12
AOC
12
Panasonic
16, 18
Bell & Howell
09, 14
Philco
03, 11, 13
Brocsonic
03, 12
Philips
11
Craig
20, 21, 22, 23
Pioneer
18, 19, 37
Croslex
11
Portland
03
Curtis Mathis
03, 19, 23
Quasar
18
Daewoo
3, 35, 36
Radio Shack
02, 12, 23, 24
Daytron
13
RCA/PROSCAN
02, 03
Emerson
03, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23
Samsung
03, 12, 13, 26
Fisher
25
Sanyo
25
GE
02, 03, 18
Scott
12, 23
Goldstar/LG
03, 12, 13, 30
Sharp
13, 14, 15
Hitachi
03, 13, 31
Signature
09, 14
JC Penney
02, 03, 30
Sony
01
JVC
28
Sylvania
03, 11, 12
KTV
3, 13, 23
Symphonic
23
LXI (Sears)
02, 03, 11, 12, 19, 25
Toshiba
14, 19
Magnavox
03, 11, 12, 13
Vidtech
03, 12, 31
Mitsubishi
03, 12, 24
Wards
03, 12, 13, 15
Zenith
09
16
Code Number
For customers in Europe
Code Number
TV Manufacturer
Akai
02, 04
NEC
16
Beko
25
Panasonic
17
Daewoo
04, 05, 06
Philips
04
Finlux
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Pioneer
19
Goldstar/LG
04, 07
Samsung
04, 07
Grundig
07
Sanyo
02
Hitachi
04, 27, 28
Schneider
02, 03, 04
JVC
02, 11
Sharp
21
Loewe
04, 07
Thomson
22
Medion
04
Toshiba
03, 24
Mitsubishi
13, 14
Mivar
15
Code Number
Setup
TV Manufacturer
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2 Connect the Network Media Receiver to a
TV
Note
Make sure that the power cord is not plugged into an AC outlet when you connect the Network Media
Receiver to the TV, or the Network Media Receiver may not operate properly.
Use the supplied audio/video cable to connect the Network Media Receiver to the TV.
The plugs of the audio/video cable are color-coded. Insert each plug into the respective connector.
When using an S-Video cable (not supplied), do not connect the yellow video plug of the audio/
video cable.
To video input
1
S-Video cable
(not supplied)
Audio/video cable
(supplied)
To S VIDEO
OUT connector
To AUDIO/
VIDEO OUT
connectors
l : Signal flow
Note
Do not place the Network Media Receiver on top of the TV. Avoid high locations where tension on the
cable could cause the unit to fall.
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To connect the Network Media Receiver to a TV via a VCR
Make the connection shown below.
To audio/video input
Setup
Audio/video cable
(supplied)
To AUDIO/VIDEO
connectors
l : Signal flow
To connect the Network Media Receiver to a TV with component video
input
Use a component video cable (not supplied) to connect the Network Media Receiver to the
component video input on the TV, as shown below. Insert each plug into the respective connector.
To component
video input
Component video
cable (not supplied)
To COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT connectors
l : Signal flow
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To use the digital audio output
Make the connections to an amplifier with digital input, as shown below.
Optical fiber cable
(not supplied)
To OPTICAL OUT
connector
To digital
input (optical)
l : Signal flow
Note
When using the digital optical output, do not use the analog audio output connectors.
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3 Connect the Network Media Receiver to
computer via a network cable
This step is not required when using a wireless connection between the Network Media Receiver
and the computer. Proceed to “4 Connect power” (page 29).
Note
Setup
Make sure that the power cord is not plugged into an AC outlet when you connect the Network Media
Receiver to the computer, or the Network Media Receiver may not operate properly.
Network cable connection
To connect the Network Media Receiver to the computer, the network port of the computer must be
free, or a hub with at least one free port must be available.
Depending on your system environment, the connection will differ.
Also refer to the separate Quick Connection Guide.
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When the computer is connected to the Internet via a network (LAN) cable
System environment
How to connect
A
Connect the Network Media Receiver to an
open LAN port using a network cable.
LAN port available on ADSL/cable modem with
router capability
ADSL/cable modem with
router capability
Network Media Receiver
B
No open LAN port available on the ADSL/cable
modem with router capability
v
A hub is required.
ADSL/cable modem with
router capability
Network Media Receiver
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See “Case 2: Connecting via a hub” (page 26).
System environment
How to connect
C
See “Case 1: Connecting via a router with
built-in hub” (page 25, C).
ADSL/cable modem or hub has no router
capability
v
A router with built-in hub is required.
ADSL/cable modem or hub
without router capability
Setup
Network Media Receiver
D
Connecting directly to a LAN outlet in a buildingwide network, etc.
See “Case 1: Connecting via a router with
built-in hub” (page 25, D).
v
A router with built-in hub is required.
Network Media Receiver
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When the computer is connected to the Internet not via dial-up
modem or is not connected to the Internet
System environment
How to connect
E
See “Case 3: Network connector of computer
is free” (page 27).
Using an internal modem to connect to the Internet
Note
After connection, set the IP address of the
computer to a fixed value, as described in
“Assigning a fixed IP address to the
Network Media computer” (page 27).
Receiver
F
Not connected to the Internet
See “Case 3: Network connector of computer
is free” (page 27).
Note
After connection, set the IP address of the
computer to a fixed value, as described in
“Assigning a fixed IP address to the
Network Media computer” (page 27).
Receiver
G
Connecting to multiple computers in the E or F
environment
v
A router with built-in hub (or a stand-alone
hub) is required.
See “Case 1: Connecting via a router with
built-in hub” (page 25, G).
Note
When using a stand-alone hub, set the IP
address of the computer to a fixed value, as
described in “Assigning a fixed IP address to
the computer” (page 27).
Network Media
Receiver
z Hints
• To check whether your ADSL/cable modem has router capability, consult the instructions that came
with the modem, or contact your ADSL or cable internet provider.
• The default setting of the Network Media Receiver is “Automatic assignment (using router)”.
Depending on your system environment, this setting may have to be changed. For information on how
to do this, see page 33.
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To connect the Network Media Receiver to a network
Connect the Network Media Receiver and the computer using the supplied network cable, as shown
below.
Case 1: Connecting via a router with built-in hub (system environment C, D, G)
When a router with built-in hub is used in environment G,
nothing is connected to the WAN port.
Setup
ADSL modem, cable modem, or
similar without router capability 1
(third-party)
Router with built-in hub 2
(third-party)
Network cable
(not supplied)
Network cable
(supplied)
To NETWORK
connector
To NETWORK
connector
Computer 1
Network Media Receiver
To NETWORK
connector
Network cable
(not supplied)
Computer 2
1
2
Depending on the respective system connection environment, the connection may be different. For
details, contact the technical support department of your Internet provider.
Use a router with built-in hub that supports 100BASE-TX. All the networked equipment must support
100BASE-TX for optimum playback experience.
Notes
• When a router with built-in hub is used in environment G, set the IP address of the computer to a fixed
value, as described in “Assigning a fixed IP address to the computer” (page 27).
• The default setting of the Network Media Receiver is “Automatic assignment (using router)”.
Depending on your system environment, this setting may have to be changed. For information on how
to do this, see page 33.
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Case 2: Connecting via a hub (system environment B)
LAN
LINE
ADSL modem, cable modem, or
similar without router capability 1
(third-party)
Hub 2 (third-party)
Network cable
(not supplied)
Network cable
(supplied)
To NETWORK
connector
To NETWORK
connector
Computer 1
Network Media Receiver
To NETWORK
connector
Network cable
(not supplied)
Computer 2
1
2
Depending on the respective system connection environment, the connection may be different. For
details, contact the technical support department of your Internet provider.
Use a router with built-in hub that supports 100BASE-TX. All the networked equipment must support
100BASE-TX for optimum playback experience.
Notes
• Use a router with a built-in hub (or stand-alone hub) that supports 100BASE-TX.
• Use network cables that support 100BASE-TX.
• The default setting of the Network Media Receiver is “Automatic assignment (using router)”.
Depending on your system environment, this setting may have to be changed. For information on how
to do this, see page 33.
z Hint
As shown on the previous page and in the illustration above, multiple computers can be connected.
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Case 3: Network connector of computer is free (system environments E, F)
Crossover cable (supplied)
Computer
Setup
To NETWORK
connector
To NETWORK
connector
Network Media Receiver
Note
When connecting the Network Media Receiver and the computer as shown above, the following settings
must be configured:
• Assign a fixed IP address to the computer (this page).
• Select an IP address allocation method for the Network Media Receiver (page 33).
Assigning a fixed IP address to the computer
When the Network Media Receiver is connected via a network cable in one of the system
environments listed below, a fixed IP address must be assigned to the computer.
• E, F (page 24)
• G (page 24) without router with built-in hub
Note
Do not use this system configuration if the system environment includes a router (or a router with built-in
hub).
1
On the computer, click “Start” on the Windows taskbar, and click “My
Computer” to display the “My Computer” window.
2
Click “More” and “My Network Places”.
The “My Network Places” window appears.
3
Click “Show Network Connections”.
The “Network Connections” window appears.
4
Right-click “Local Area Connection”, and click “Properties”.
The “Local Area Connection Properties” window appears.
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5
Click the “General” tab, select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, and click
“Properties”.
The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window appears.
6
Select “Use the following IP address” and enter the following address
in the “IP Address” and “Subnet Mask” fields:
When multiple computers are connected to the Network Media Receiver, assign
different values to the different computers.
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IP address
169.254.XXX.XXX (Enter “169.254” followed by two blocks of
three-digit numbers selected by you, such as “222.222”.)
Subnet mask
255.255.0.0
Click “OK”.
The fixed IP address selected above is assigned to the computer.
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Close the “Local Area Connection Properties” and “Network
Connections” windows.
4 Connect power
1
Connect the AC adapter, to the Network Media Receiver.
Setup
AC adapter
(supplied)
To DC IN 5.2V input connector
2
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter, and plug it into an AC
outlet.
About 20 seconds after you connect the power, the standby indicator
lights up in red. Before this happens, you cannot turn the Network
Media Receiver on.
to a wall outlet
AC adapter (supplied)
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5 Configure wireless LAN settings
Use the screens displayed on your TV to configure the wireless LAN settings. If you are connecting
the Network Media Receiver to your computer via a network cable, skip this procedure, and go to
“6 Change the settings of the Network Media Receiver to match the network connection” (page 33).
See page 12 for the location of buttons on the remote control and page 15 for remote control
operations.
1
Press the TV POWER button on the remote control to turn on the TV
set.
2
Use the TV/VIDEO button on the remote control to set the TV to
display the signal from the input to which the Network Media Receiver
is connected.
3
Press the Network Media Receiver POWER button to turn on the
Network Media Receiver.
The standby indicator changes to green, and the “Select a server...” screen appears
on the TV.
Select a server•••
SELECT :Select
4
OPTIONS
:System Settings
Press the OPTIONS button on the remote control.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
5
Use the V/v buttons to select “System Settings” , and press the
SELECT button.
The “System Settings” screen appears.
System Settings
TV Type
Network Settings
Playback Preference
Firmware Update
Default Settings
System Information
Language Settings
SELECT
6
:Select RETURN :Return
Use the V/v buttons to select “Network Settings”, and press the
SELECT button.
The “Network Settings” screen appears.
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7
Specify the network type.
Use the V/v buttons to select “Network Type”, and press the SELECT
button.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select “Wireless LAN”, and press the SELECT
button.
3
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
When the message about restarting the Network Media Receiver appears,
select “OK”, and press the SELECT button. The Network Media Receiver
restarts and enters Standby mode.
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Repeat steps 3 to 6 to bring up the “Network Settings” screen again.
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Configure the settings for the wireless LAN environment.
1
On the “Network Settings” screen, use the V/v buttons to select
“Wireless LAN Configurations”, and press the SELECT button.
The “Wireless LAN Configurations” screen appears.
On this screen, you can make the settings listed below.
For information on settings for your wireless LAN, refer to the documentation
for your wireless LAN access point and router.
SSID:
Security:
Key Length:
Key Format:
Index:
Key Phrase:
The name of your wireless network
The wireless network data protection policy
Length of key used to encrypt data
Format of key used to encrypt data
Index of key used to encrypt data
Key used to encrypt data
2
Select the settings appropriate to your wireless network.
A software keyboard appears on the screen to enable you to enter the SSID
and Key Phrase. For instructions on using the software keyboard, refer to
“Using the software keyboard” on page 32.
3
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
When the message about restarting the Network Media Receiver appears,
select “OK”, and press the SELECT button. The Network Media Receiver
restarts and enters Standby mode.
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Setup
1
Using the software keyboard
The software keyboard appears on the screen whenever SSID or Key Phrase is selected on the
“Wireless LAN Configurations” screen.
Use this display to input a character string as follows.
1
Select the input mode.
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “Number”, “abc”, “ABC”, or “Symbol”, and
press the SELECT button.
The key input buttons for the selected mode are shown on the screen.
2
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select the desired character, and press the
SELECT button.
The selected character appears at the character cursor position in the display field.
3
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter the full string for the SSID or Key Phrase
field.
4
When the input is complete, use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “Enter”,
and press the SELECT button.
The entered character string is set at the SSID or Key Phrase, and the Software
Keyboard display closes.
To delete the character positioned immediately before the character
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “BS”, and press the SELECT button.
To start the input over
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “Clear”, and press the SELECT button.
The entire string entered so far is cleared.
To enter a space
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “Space”, and press the SELECT button.
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6 Change the settings of the Network Media
Receiver to match the network connection
The factory default setting of the Network Media Receiver is “Automatic assignment (using
router)”. Depending on your system environment, this setting may have to be changed.
If a router is being used, there is no need to change the setting.
Use the screens displayed on your TV to configure the network setting.
Setup
See page 12 for the location of buttons on the remote control, and page 15 for remote control
operations.
1
Press the TV POWER button on the remote control to turn on the TV
set.
2
Use the TV/VIDEO button on the remote control to set the TV to
display the signal from the input to which the Network Media Receiver
is connected.
3
Press the Network Media Receiver POWER button to turn the Network
Media Receiver on.
The standby indicator changes to green, and the “Select a server...” screen appears
on the TV.
Select a server•••
SELECT :Select
4
OPTIONS
:System Settings
Press the OPTIONS button on the remote control.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
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5
Use the V/v buttons to select “System Settings” , and press the
SELECT button.
The “System Settings” screen appears.
System Settings
TV Type
Network Settings
Playback Preference
Firmware Update
Default Settings
System Information
Language Settings
SELECT
6
:Select RETURN :Return
Use the V/v buttons to select “Network Settings”, and press the
SELECT button.
The “Network Settings” screen appears.
7
Change the IP address allocation method and specify the IP address if
necessary.
1
Use the V/v buttons to select “IP Address”, and press the SELECT
button.
The “IP Address” screen appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select the setting that matches your network
environment, and press the SELECT button.
If the environment includes a router: select “Automatic assignment (using
router)”.
If the environment does not include a router: select “Automatic assignment
(not using router)”.
3
If you have selected “Manual assignment”, use the V/v/B/b buttons to
select “OK”, and press the SELECT button. Then use the number
buttons to enter the IP address and subnet mask, and press the
SELECT button.
4
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
When the message about restarting the Network Media Receiver appears,
select “OK” and press the SELECT button. The Network Media Receiver
restarts and enters Standby mode.
z Hint
If you have selected “Automatic assignment”, the assigned IP address will be displayed when you access
the “IP Address” screen after the Network Media Receiver has restarted.
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7 Configure settings at the computer
Configure the connected computer to enable access from with the Network Media Receiver.
For VAIO computers
Start the VAIO Media Setup program installed on your VAIO computer, and make the necessary
settings.
For details on VAIO Media Setup, refer to the VAIO Media help.
Setup methods vary for different computers. For details on your setup method, refer to the
instruction manuals that came with your computer or with the media content server software you
are using.
Notes
• If a hard disk drive recovery procedure is performed on your computer, returning it to its original
factory configuration, the initial settings described here have to be configured again.
• When using a VAIO computer, you must first install VAIO Media 4.1 or later.
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Setup
For computers other than VAIO
Operation
Operation flow
1. Turn power on.
c page 38
2. Select a server.
c page 39
When you turn on the Network Media Receiver on, a
list of all media servers on your network appears. (This
is called the “Select a server...” screen.)
Select the server which has the content that you want to
acess.
“Select a server...” screen
Select a server•••
ServerA-VAIO MediaServer other than DLNA
ServerB
ServerC
ServerD
z What is a server?
1/5
In this context, “server” refers to any computer connected
to your network that is configured to share media content.
SELECT :Select
OPTIONS
:System Settings
c page 41
3. Select the desired content.
A list of all content on the selected server that is
compatible with the Network Media Receiver is
displayed. (This is called the content list.) Select the
desired content from the list. You can also change the
display format and the sort order of the list.
Content list
Music Server - VAIO 1
Cruise, first day – Blowing in the wind
Cool Summer
Baby Baby 2
Surfer Style
Just To Let You Know
Prelude
Love Ballad
Sunny Day
Trip To The Moon
I Just Want To Be With You
z What is content?
Any video file, music file, or image file stored on the
computer that is compatible with the Network Media
Receiver is called “content”.
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10 items
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SELECT
:Select
RETURN
:Return OPTIONS :Options
4. Play the content.
Content playback display and function varies
depending on the type of content.
You can now perform various playback operations for
the content.
Watching video c page 44
Listening to music c page 46
Displaying photos c page 48
Video
Video Server - VAIO 1
Cruise, first day
00:10:00 / 01:00:15
High Quality
OPTIONS
:Toggle Film Roll
L+R
:Options
z Hints
• For information on how to switch the TV to widescreen
operation or perform other advanced functions, see “To
select the TV type” (page 56).
• Press the TOP button on the remote control to return to
the topmost level of content on the server computer. If
you press the RETURN button while viewing the
topmost level of content, the “Select a server...” screen
appears.
Music
Music Server - VAIO 1
Cool Summer
Baby Baby 2
Surfer Style
Just To Let You Know
Prelude
Love Ballad
Sunny Day
Trip To The Moon
I Just Want To Be With You
11/27
Cool Summer
Ready Steady
Cool Summer
0:12:34 / 5:67:89
ALL
SELECT
:Select
RETURN
:Return OPTIONS :Options
Operation
Photos
Photo Server - VAIO 1
Soccer tournament
34 / 67
10 sec
ALL
:Pause
OPTIONS
:Options
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Turn power on
Turn on the computer, the TV set, and the Network Media Receiver, and bring up the video output
from the Network Media Receiver on the TV screen.
To use the Network Media Receiver, the computer must be started up, the TV set must be switched
on, and the TV must be set to the input to which the Network Media Receiver is connected.
1
If the Network Media Receiver is connected to a hub or a router with
built-in hub, turn on the hub or router.
2
Turn on the computer.
3
Press the TV POWER button on the remote control to turn on the TV
set.
4
Use the TV/VIDEO button on the remote control to select the input to
which the Network Media Receiver is connected.
5
Press the Network Media Receiver POWER button on the remote
control to turn on the Network Media Receiver.
The standby indicator changes to green, and the “Select a server...” screen appears
on the TV.
“Select a server...” screen
Select a server•••
ServerA-VAIO MediaServer other than DLNA
ServerB
ServerC
ServerD
1/5
SELECT :Select
OPTIONS
:System Settings
For details on using the “Select a server...” screen, see page 39.
z Hint
You can start the server computer automatically when the Network Media Receiver is turned on by
configuring the settings described in “Having the computer start up automatically” on page 52.
Note
For about 20 seconds after the power cord is connected, the Network Media Receiver cannot be turned on.
Verify that the standby indicator is lit red before pressing the Network Media Receiver POWER button.
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To turn power off
1
Press the Network Media Receiver POWER button to turn off the
Network Media Receiver.
The standby indicator changes from green to red, and the screen display is turned
off.
Note
The Network Media Receiver consumes a certain amount of power while in Standby mode. To fully
cut the power, disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet.
2
Press the TV POWER button to turn off the TV set.
3
Turn off the computer.
On the computer, click the “Start” on the Windows taskbar, and click
“Turn off computer”.
2
Click “Turn off”.
Operation
1
Selecting a server
Select the server that has the content you want to play from among the servers on your network.
“Select a server...” screen
Select a server•••
The names of computers
that can be connected are
displayed.
ServerA-VAIO MediaServer other than DLNA
ServerB
ServerC
ServerD
1/5
SELECT :Select
Icon
OPTIONS
:System Settings
Current status of computer
Available for connection
Status unknown*
* Even if the status is shown as unknown, you can click the SELECT button on the highlighted server
name. This may result in a connection being established. If a connection is not established after a while,
the following are possible causes:
• The computer is in Standby or Hibernate mode
c Start the computer. You can start the server computer automatically when the Network Media
Receiver is turned on by configuring the settings described in “Having the computer start up
automatically” on page 52.
• The computer is turned off
c Turn on the computer.
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• Network is not ready
c Check whether all cables are plugged properly into the network connectors. If a hub or router is
used, check whether the hub or router is receiving power.
z Hints
• If a computer on the network configured to share media content does not appear on the “Select a
server...” screen, refresh the server list by pressing the OPTIONS button to bring up the Options menu,
selecting “Refresh”, and pressing the SELECT button. Some time may be required for the computer to
appear on the list. If the computer does not appear after the server list has been refreshed, the Network
Media Receiver may not be configured with the proper IP address. If necessary, change the IP address
allocation setting of the Network Media Receiver to match the system environment (page 33).
• To call up the “Select a server...” screen from another screen, press the TOP button on the remote
control to bring up the Content list screen, and then press the RETURN button on the remote control.
To select a server
Use the V/v buttons to select the server with the desired content, and press the SELECT button.
A list of all content on this server that is compatible with the Network Media Receiver appears
(content list).
For information on functions available when this screen is shown, see “Selecting content”
(page 41).
To refresh the server list
If a server computer on the network is turned on after the Network Media Receiver, that server will
not appear on the “Select a server...” screen. In this situation, perform the following steps to update
the “Select a server...” screen.
1
Press the OPTIONS button on the remote control.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select “Refresh”, and press the SELECT button.
The “Select a server...” screen is updated to show the latest information.
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To remove a server from the list
If a server is turned off or becomes unavailable after the Network Media Receiver was turned on,
an icon indicating that the server is not available appears next to the server name on the “Select a
server...” screen. You can remove such a server from the list by performing the following steps:
1
On the “Select a server...” screen, select the server to remove by using
the V/v buttons.
2
Press the OPTIONS button on the remote control.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select “Delete Server”, and press the SELECT
button.
A verification message appears.
4
Use the B/b buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
The selected server is removed from the “Select a server...” screen.
When you select a server, a list of all content items (video, music, photos) that can be accessed via
the Network Media Receiver is shown content list.
Icon
Meaning
Folder or playlist
Video folder
Music folder
Photo folder
Normal video
Video being recorded
Video scheduled for recording
Failed video recording
Music
Photo
z Hint
Playlists stored on the server are shown as folders on the content list.
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Operation
Selecting content
From the content list, you can use the buttons on the remote control to select the desired content.
1
Use the V/v buttons to select a folder, and press the SELECT button.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select the content you want to play back, and
press the SELECT button.
A playback screen appropriate to the type of content appears.
For information on the operations you can perform at the playback screen, see the
pages listed below.
Watching video c page 44
Listening to music c page 46
Displaying photos c page 48
z Hints
• If the content items do not fit on one screen, use the PAGE +/– buttons on the remote control to move
through the list.
• When you select a folder, the content items in that folder are displayed.
• After opening a folder, you can go back to the previous (upper level) folder by pressing the RETURN
button on the remote control. Pressing the TOP button displays the content items in the top-level folder
of the server.
• To delete content items, delete the items at the server computer. You can not delete content items from
the Network Media Receiver User Interface.
To change the display format
You can select between two ways of displaying content items, as a list or as thumbnails. Press the
VIEW button on the remote control to toggle between the two modes.
List
Content items are shown as a list.
Each line of the list shows one item along with relevant information.
Select a server•••
ServerA-VAIO MediaServer other than DLNA
ServerB
ServerC
ServerD
1/5
SELECT :Select
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OPTIONS
:System Settings
Thumbnails
Content items are shown as thumbnails. Up to nine thumbnails along, with information, can be
shown on one screen.
Music Server - VAIO 1
Italy vacation
11/27
SELECT
:Select
RETURN
:Return OPTIONS :Options
z Hint
You can also change the display format from the OPTIONS menu:
1. Press the OPTIONS button.
2. Use the V/v buttons to select “View”, and press the SELECT button.
Changing the sort order
Operation
The content items in the content list can be sorted according to various criteria, as listed below.
• Name, ascending alphabetical order
• Name, descending alphabetical order
• Date, descending order
• Date, ascending order
1
From the content list, press the OPTIONS button.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select “Sort”, and press the SELECT button (or
the b button).
A submenu appears.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select a sort order, and press the SELECT
button.
The sort order changes.
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Watching video sources
Video playback
The Network Media Receiver enables you to watch video stored on a server using a TV.
When you select a video file in the content list and press the SELECT button, the video playback
screen appears, and the video file begins to play.
Video Server - VAIO 1
Cruise, first day
00:10:00 / 01:00:15
:Toggle Film Roll
High Quality
OPTIONS
L+R
:Options
z Hints
• If you select the most recently played video, playback automatically resumes from the point
where the previous playback was stopped.
• When playing high-definition video, the picture and sound may not be smooth if a wireless LAN
connection is used. For playback of high- definition video, use a network cable to connect the
Network Media Receiver to the computer.
To rewind or fast-forward video
Press the REW or FWD button. When the button is pressed once, the video rewinding or fastforwarding happens in 15- second. Press the button again to increase to 1 minute skips, and press
again to increase to 10 minute skips.
To stop rewinding or fast-forwarding, press the PLAY button.
During fast forward of video recorded at high quality settings, the remote control response may
become slower.
To stop video playback
Press the STOP button on the remote control. The content list appears again.
To pause video playback
Press the PAUSE button on the remote control. To resume playback, press the PLAY button again.
Switching the stereo settings
During playback of video with a stereo soundtrack, press the AUDIO button to switch the stereo
sound settings in the following sequence:
Stereo sound t Left channel sound only t Right channel sound only t Stereo sound...
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To turn the On-Screen Display on and off
Press the DISPLAY button. Each press of the button toggles between On-Screen Display on and
off.
To return to the previous screen
Press the RETURN button.
Using the film roll function
When viewing a video, you can call up a special display where scenes are shown in miniaturized
form as a simulated film roll, making it easy to find a desired scene. This function is available only
when you are connecting to a VAIO computer.
1
Press the V button during playback or pause.
The film roll display appears.
Operation
Cursor
:Move
2
SELECT :Play
:Toggle Film Roll
Use the B/b buttons to move the cursor (
press the SELECT button.
) to the desired scene, and
Playback starts from the selected scene.
To turn the film roll display off
Press the v button.
Using the time search function
You can jump to a specific point in a video by entering how long the desired point is from the
beginning of the video. This is called time search.
Time search is not possible while playing a video file that is currently being recorded on the server.
1
Press the ENTER button during playback or pause.
“--:--” appears on the display.
2
Use the number buttons to enter a time.
For example, to jump to the point that is 1 hour 30 minutes into the video, press 1 3 - in succession, and press the ENTER button.
z Hint
You can clear the input by pressing the CLEAR button.
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Listening to music
Music playback
The Network Media Receiver enables you to listen to music files stored on the server through the
speakers of the TV or through speakers connected to an amplifier with digital input.
When you select a music file on the content list and press the SELECT button, the music playback
screen appears, and the music file begins to play.
Album jacket image
Music Server - VAIO 1
Artist name
Name of song playing
Playback status
Cool Summer
Baby Baby 2
Surfer Style
Just To Let You Know
Prelude
Love Ballad
Sunny Day
Trip To The Moon
I Just Want To Be With You
11/27
Cool Summer
Ready Steady
Cool Summer
Track name
0:12:34 / 5:67:89
ALL
SELECT
:Select
RETURN
:Return OPTIONS :Options
Playback position
z Hint
If the connected computer is a VAIO series computer and an album jacket image has been attached to the
file in SonicStage software, the album jacket image is displayed. If no album jacket information is stored, a
default image will be displayed.
To jump back to the start of the current track
Press the PREV button once.
To jump to the previous or next track
To listen to the previous track, press the PREV button twice. To listen to the next track, press the
NEXT button.
To rewind or fast-forward music
Press the REW or FWD button. The play position skips 10 seconds back or forward, and playback
is paused. Press and hold the REW or FWD button, to rewind or fast-forward using 10-second
skips. Press the PLAY button to resume normal playback.
To stop music playback
Press the STOP button on the remote control. The content list appears again.
To pause music playback
Press the PAUSE button on the remote control. To resume playback, press the PLAY button again.
To return to the previous screen
Press the RETURN button.
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To repeat a single track or a folder of tracks
You can repeat either a single track or all tracks in a specific folder.
1
Press the OPTIONS button during playback or pause.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select “Repeat”, and press the SELECT button.
A submenu appears.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select “On”, and press the SELECT button.
To switch between playback modes
You can switch between playback modes: normal playback (play all), single-track playback (play
one), and shuffle playback (shuffle playback plays the selected tracks in random order).
1
Press the OPTIONS button during playback or pause.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
Use the V/v buttons to select “Play mode”, and press the SELECT
button.
Operation
2
A submenu appears.
3
Use the V/v buttons to make your selection, and press the SELECT
button.
If “play one” is selected, playback will stop after the current track.
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Assigning background music to a slide show
The currently playing track or all tracks in the same folder (entire album or plalylist) can be
assigned for use as background music for a photo slide show.
Using the following procedure, up to five Background Music settings can be made.
1
Press the OPTIONS button during playback or pause of a music track.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select “Register in Background Music”, and
press the SELECT button (or the b button).
A submenu appears.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select the background music source (“One”,
“Folder”, “Shuffle”), and press the SELECT button.
z Hint
If you have already stored five BGM settings, the “Background Music list” screen will come up. In this
case, the following actions are possible.
• To create a new Background Music setting, erase one of the existing Background Music settings. Use
the V/v buttons to select the setting, and press the SELECT button.
• To cancel the new Background Music setting and retain the existing Background Music settings, use the
V/v buttons to select “Cancel”, and press the SELECT button.
Viewing photos
Using the slide show function
You can view photos (still images) stored on the computer using a TV screen.
To start a slide show of all photos in the current folder, starting with the current photo, select a
photo from the content list, and press the PLAY button.
Photo Server - VAIO 1
Soccer tournament
34 / 67
10 sec
ALL
:Pause
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OPTIONS
:Options
To display only one photo
Use the V/v buttons to select the photo, and press the SELECT button or the PLAY button.
The display method differs, depending on which button is pressed.
Button
Photo display method
SELECT
Show this photo only
PLAY
Start slide show
z Hint
Press the PLAY button while viewing a single photo to start a slide show of photos in the same folder.
To turn the On-Screen Display on and off
Press the DISPLAY button. Each press of the button toggles between On-Screen Display on and
off.
To return to the previous photo in the same folder
Press the PREV button.
Operation
To go to the next photo in the same folder
Press the NEXT button.
To stop a slide show
Press the STOP button.
The content list returns.
To pause a slide show
Press the PAUSE button.
To resume the slide show, press the PLAY button again.
To return to the content list
Press the RETURN button.
z Hint
You can change the display interval for the slide show (page 51).
Note
During a slide show, the screen display may be distorted.
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Adding background music to a slide show
Music stored on the computer can be added to a slide show as background music (BGM).
Note
To use this function, at least one track or folder must have been selected for BGM (page 48).
1
Press the OPTIONS button while a slide show is playing.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select “Background Music On/Off”, and press
the SELECT button.
The “Background Music list” screen appears.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select the desired BGM, and press the SELECT
button.
The slide show screen is displayed, and music playback starts.
To change the background music
Stop the background music, and repeat the procedure from step 1.
To stop the background music
Press the OPTIONS button during slide show playback, select “Background Music On/Off” from
the OPTIONS menu, and press the SELECT button.
z Hint
Background music playback does not automatically stop at the end of the slide show. To stop
background music playback, use the RETURN button to return to the content list, or perform the
above steps.
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Changing the slide show settings
You can change the interval for the slide show and have a slide show play repeatedly.
1
Press the OPTIONS button during display of a single photo or during a
slide show.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select the item to set, and press the SELECT
button.
z Hint
You can configure the “Slide Show Interval” setting, as well as the repeat and shuffle settings.
3
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select the setting, and press the SELECT
button.
4
Use the V/v buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
Operation
The content list appears again.
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Advanced Features
How to get the most out of your Network
Media Receiver
Having the computer start up automatically
You can have your computer start up automatically when the Network Media Receiver establishes a
connection. (The computer will not start up when the Network Media Receiver is turned on, only
when a connection is established.) This is especially convenient when the computer is located at a
distance from the Network Media Receiver.
In order to use this function, the computer must be in Standby or Hibernate mode.
For information on how to check the computer settings, see page 53.
Notes
• Depending on the settings and usage environment or on the connected computer, this function may not
be available, especially with computers connected via wireless LAN.
• When the computer is in Standby or Hibernate mode, this function can be used to start up the computer.
If the computer is started up in this way, and the Network Media Receiver is turned off, the computer
may stay on or return automatically to Standby or Hibernate mode, depending on the power
management settings of the computer. In some cases, it may take a long time for the computer to return
to Standby or Hibernate mode.
• Some computers do not have a setting for automatic startup.
1
On the computer, click the “Start” on the Windows taskbar, and click
“Control Panel”.
2
In the “Control Panel” window, click “Performance and Maintenance”,
and click “System”.
The “System Properties” screen appears on the computer display.
3
Click the “Hardware” tab, and then click “Device Manager”.
The “Device Manager” window appears.
4
Click the network adapter
5
Double-click the name of the network device to which the Network
Media Receiver is connected.
icon.
The “Properties” window appears.
The network device to which the Network Media Receiver is connected should
have a “Power Management” tab. If there are several network devices, click the
device which has a “Power Management” tab.
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6
Click the “Power Management” tab. Select the “Allow this device to
bring the computer out of standby” check box, and select the “Only
allow management stations to bring the computer out of standby”
check box.
7
Click “OK”.
8
Close the “Device Manager” window, and click “OK” on the “System
Properties” window.
Checking or changing the time required to enter Standby
Use the procedure described below to check or change the computer Standby settings. If you set up
the computer so that it automatically shuts down when the Network Media Receiver is turned off,
you will not have to walk over to the computer to turn it off. Without this setting, shutting down the
computer will require additional steps performed at the computer.
A VAIO series computer is set up by default to go into Standby automatically after
several minutes of non-use.
1
On the computer, click the “Start” on the Windows taskbar, and click
“Control Panel”.
2
In the “Control Panel” window, click “Performance and Maintenance”,
and click “Power Options”.
The “Power Option Properties” windows appears on the computer display.
Click the “Power Schemes” tab.
4
Under “System standby” or “System hibernates”, select the time until
the computer goes into the Standby or Hibernate mode.
This setting should be “After 3 mins” or higher. If you select “Never”, the
computer will remain on.
5
Click “OK”.
z Hint
When the above setting is selected, the computer automatically enters Standby mode 20 minutes after the
connection between the Network Media Receiver and the computer is terminated.
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Advanced Features
3
Changing the settings of the Network Media
Receiver
The settings of the Network Media Receiver can be changed using the “System Settings” screen.
To bring up the “System Settings” screen
1
Display the “Select a server...” screen.
• If the Network Media Receiver is not turned on, the “Select a server...” screen
will appear when you turn the unit on. For information on power-on, see
page 38.
• To bring up the “Select a server...” screen from another screen, press the TOP
button, and then the RETURN button on the remote control.
When the content list shows the top level of the computer, you can bring up the
“Select a server...” screen by pressing the RETURN button.
2
Press the OPTIONS button on the remote control.
The OPTIONS menu appears.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select “System Settings” , and press the
SELECT button.
The “System Settings” screen appears.
z Hint
If the standby indicator is lit green, you can also bring up the “System Settings” screen by pressing the
SETUP button on the side of the Network Media Receiver.
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Settings available on the “System Settings” screen
The “System Settings” screen offers the following settings:
Setting
Setting method
reference page
Default setting
TV Type
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Standard Definition TV
—
Network Settings
• Network Type
30
Wired LAN
• IP Address
34
Automatic assignment (using
router)
• Wireless LAN Configurations
30
Playback Preference
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—
High compatiblity mode
Firmware Update
this page
—
Default Settings
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—
System Information
—
—
Language Settings
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English
Note
If you select “High Definition TV”, the screen may go blank on some TV sets. If this happens, disconnect
the power cord of the Network Media Receiver, reconnect it, and turn on the Network Media Receiver
again.
Visit the Web site listed in “Getting Help” (page 63) to update your Network Media Receiver to the
latest version and download any problem-solving firmware updates. For information on firmware
update procedures, refer to the instructions that accompany the downloaded tools. To get the most
out of this product, periodically visit the Web site and update the firmware of the Network Media
Receiver.
Notes
• During the update process, never disconnect the power cord or the network cable.
• After the update is complete, all settings except for the IP address return to the default settings.
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To update the firmware
To return the Network Media Receiver to the default settings
When you perform the steps described below, the following settings are reset to the default settings:
• Network Type
• Wireless LAN Configurations
• IP address
• Playback preference (page 57)
• Music repeat and shuffle settings
• Slide show interval setting (page 51)
• Slide show repeat setting (page 51)
• Language settings
1
At the “System Settings” screen, use the V/v buttons to select “Default
Settings”, and press the SELECT button.
The “Default Settings” screen appears.
2
Use the V/v/B/b buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
All settings return to the default settings.
To select the TV type
To select the type of TV connected to the Network Media Receiver, proceed as follows:
1
At the “System Settings” screen, use the V/v buttons to select “TV
Type”, and press the SELECT button.
The “TV Type” screen appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select the type of TV set, and press the
SELECT button.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
Note
If you select the “High Definition TV”, the screen may go blank on some TV sets. If this happens,
disconnect the power cord of the Network Media Receiver, reconnect it, and turn on the Network Media
Receiver again.
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To control the file playback method
To set a priority for the file format used to play content items, proceed as follows.
1
At the “System Settings” screen, use the V/v buttons to select
“Playback Preference”, and press the SELECT button.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select the playback method, and press the
SELECT button.
• “High compatiblity mode”
The Network Media Receiver actively attempts to convert files to widely
supported formats. Because high compression is usually selected, the network
load is lower. This setting is recommended when using the Network Media
Receiver in a wireless LAN environment.
• “High quality mode”
When files are played in their original format, picture and sound quality is
maintained, but picture breakup and other problems may occur on lower-speed
network.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
To change the display language
To change the language in which the Network Media Receiver menu screens are displayed, proceed
as follows:
Advanced Features
1
At the “System Settings” screen, use the V/v buttons to select
“Language Settings”, and press the SELECT button.
The “Language Settings” screen appears.
2
Use the V/v buttons to select a language, and press the SELECT
button.
3
Use the V/v buttons to select “OK”, and press the SELECT button.
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About the Standby, STATUS and WIRELESS
indicators
Standby indicator
When you plug in the power cord of the Network Media Receiver, the unit automatically initializes
itself and performs a hardware diagnosis routine. (This takes about 20 seconds.) When these steps
are completed successfully, the standby indicator lights up in red.
When you turn the Network Media Receiver on by pressing the POWER button on the remote
control or the power button on the front panel of the Network Media Receiver itself, the standby
indicator changes to green.
Note
If the standby indicator does not light up in red about 20 seconds after the power cord is connected, contact
the Web site listed in “Getting Help” (page 63).
STATUS indicator
When data is being exchanged over the wired or wireless LAN, the STATUS indicator flashes
green.
While the firmware of the Network Media Receiver is being updated, the indicator lights up red or
flashes red. When the firmware update process finishes, the indicator goes out.
While the hardware diagnosis process is performed when the power cord is first connected, the
indicator repeatedly flashes red and green to indicate the progress of the diagnosis routine.
WIRELESS indicator
When the Network Media Receiver is connected to a wireless LAN, the WIRELESS indicator
lights up green.
While the hardware diagnosis process is performed when the power cord is first connected, the
indicator repeatedly flashes red and green to indicate the progress of the diagnosis routine.
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Meaning of STATUS and WIRELESS indicators during
hardware diagnosis
In the interval from when the power cord is connected until the standby indicator lights up, the
STATUS and WIRELESS indicators show the progress of the hardware diagnosis routine, as
follows:
STATUS
WIRELESS
Meaning
Off
Off
Start hardware diagnosis
Off
Red
Check initial loader software
Off
Green
Check secondary software
Red
Off
Initialize and check internal memory
Red
Red
Initialize and check basic software
Red
Green
Check internal CPU hardware
Green
Off
Check internal LAN circuitry
Green
Red
Check internal wireless LAN circuitry
Green
Green
Normal completion of hardware diagnosis
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Notes on Use
About the Network Media
Receiver
• Set up the Network Media Receiver and
connection cables in a protected location
out of the reach of children, to avoid
personal injury or damage to the
equipment.
• Install the Network Media Receiver so that
you can easily reach the power outlet in the
event of an emergency.
• Do not drop the Network Media Receiver.
A sharp impact can damage the unit.
• Do not place the Network Media Receiver
in the following locations:
– In direct sunlight or near heat sources.
Operate this equipment at temperatures
between 5°C and 35°C.
– On or near equipment that generates
electromagnetic fields, such as speakers
or televisions.
– On or near a microwave oven.
– In a dusty or dirty location.
– On an insecure or uneven surface.
– In a location that is subject to vibration.
– In a location that is subject to moisture
or rapid temperature change.
– Near obstacles that shield or block
electrical signals, such as metal or
concrete walls.
– In a location with poor ventilation.
• If there is a rapid change in temperature,
condensation (water droplets) may form in
the Network Media Receiver, causing it to
malfunction.
If this occurs, disconnect the equipment
from the computer and TV for two to three
hours. The unit should resume normal
operation.
• To clean the Network Media Receiver,
wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
If the unit requires more cleaning, use a
soft cloth that is slightly moistened with a
mild detergent solution. Avoid getting the
connectors wet.
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• Do not use cleaners that contain thinner,
benzene, or alcohol, as these compounds
may damage the surface of the equipment.
About the AC adapter
• Use the AC adapter that is supplied with
the Network Media Receiver. Using a
different AC adapter may cause damage to
the Network Media Receiver.
• Unplug the AC adapter from the AC wall
outlet if the equipment is not being used for
extended periods of time.
About the remote control
• Use only AA-size alkaline batteries in the
remote control.
• Remove the batteries from the remote
control when it is not in use for extended
periods of time.
Notes on discs
Note the following in order to protect data
stored on discs.
• Do not stick any labels on the disc nor
scratch or otherwise damage the disc.
• When using a disc with improperly
attached label, the label edges may peel or
the label may come off entirely inside the
disc drive, leading to malfunction and
damage of the drive. Before inserting a
disc, make sure that the label is properly
attached. In no event will Sony Corporation
be liable for any damage or media loss
caused by improper labels. Carefully
follow the instructions of any label printing
software and label products. Use of such
products occurs entirely at the risk of the
user.
• Do not touch the data side of the disc
(opposite the label), and hold the disc as
shown below.
• Fingerprints and other contamination on
the disc surface can lead to reading errors.
Always keep the disc clean.
• To clean a disc, lightly wipe it from the
center outwards.
• To remove stubborn stains, lightly moisten
the cloth before wiping the disc, and use a
dry cloth afterwards.
• Do not use benzine, record cleaning liquid,
antistatic fluids, or other substances that
may damage the surface of the disc.
• Never use cleaners on an unused disc. Use
specific CD cleaners to take off dust.
• You may not be able to write data to a disc
if there are scratches or dust on the
unrecorded area. Be careful not to damage
the disc.
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• If the edge of the label on the disc is off the
disc surface or the label is not sticky
enough to stay on the disc surface, the label
may stick to the interior of the disc drive
and cause a malfunction of your drive.
Make sure that the label is properly fixed
on the disc surface before using the disc.
Sony assumes no liability for any
malfunction of your drive or damage to the
media caused by improper labeling.
Please thoroughly read instruction notes of
your label software and label sheets.
• Do not store discs in locations subject to
high humidity, high temperatures, direct
sunlight, or high levels of dust.
• Take care not to spill any liquid on your
discs.
• Return discs to their cases when not in use
in order to prevent data damage.
• Use an oil-based felt pen to write on a disc.
• Do not use a disc with tape, seals, or paste
on it, as the disc may damage the drive.
Cleaning the disc
Operating humidity
Specifications
Hardware MPEG2 decoder
MPEG2 (max. 25 Mbps, 1440 × 1080 dots, 30
fps)
MPEG1 (1.41 Mbps, 352 × 240 dots, 30 fps)
Supported file types
Video: Video Capsule, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV*
Music: LPCM (WAV), MP3, WMA*,
ATRAC3*, ATRAC3plus*
Still images: JPEG, PNG, Bitmap*, GIF*, TIFF*
* Playback capability depends on the connected
computer.
Interfaces
Video outputs (S-Video output: S connector (1),
Composite video output: RCA jack (1),
Component video output: RCA jack (3))
Audio outputs (line outputs: RCA jack L/R (1))
Optical digital output (square connector (1))
Network connector (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
(1))
IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network (with antenna)
Wireless communication
2.4 GHz wireless LAN (built-in)
(IEEE 802.11b/g compliant, Wi-Fi certified) 1 2
1
Actual transmission speed (IEEE 802.11b rated
value: 11 Mbps, IEEE 802.11g rated value: 54
Mbps) may vary, depending on distance
between equipment, presence of obstacles,
system configuration, RF conditions, software,
etc. Rated transmission speed values represent
the theoretical maximum, which may not be
achieved during actual data transfer.
2
When IEEE 802.11g equipment is used in an
environment together with IEEE 802.11b
equipment, interference may result in reduced
transfer speed.
Power requirements
Input:
100 - 240 V AC ±10%
50/60 Hz, 0.5 A
Output: 5.2 V DC, 2.9 A
Power consumption
Approx. 15 W (maximum during operation),
approx. 6 W (standby mode)
Operating temperature range
5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) (temperature gradient
less than 10°C (18°F)/hour)
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20% to 80% (no condensation)
Humidity at 35°C (95°F) less than 65% (wet bulb
temperature less than 29°C (84°F))
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F) (temperature
gradient less than 10°C (18°F)/hour)
Storage humidity
10% - 90% (no condensation)
Humidity at 60°C (140°F) less than 20% (wet
bulb temperature less than 35°C (95°F))
Dimensions
Approx. 215 × 33.5 × 145.5 mm (w/h/d)
(8.5 × 1.4 × 5.8 inches)
(excluding protruding parts)
Mass
Approx. 800 g (28.3 oz)
Supported equipment
• VAIO series computer with VAIO Media
Version 4.1 or later or VAIO Media Server
Version 4.1 or later (preinstalled or upgraded)
• Computer with DLNA HNv1 compliant
software installed
Supplied accessories
See page 9.
Design and specifications subject to change for
improvements without notice.
Getting Help
This section provides information on how to
get help and support from Sony and on
troubleshooting tips for your Network Media
Receiver.
Sony support options
Sony provides several support options for
your Network Media Receiver. When you
have questions about your Network Media
Receiver or the software, refer to the
following:
❑ This guide explains how to use your
Network Media Receiver.
For customers in the United States
and Canada
❑ Sony Online Support provides instant
access to information on commonly
encountered problems. Type a description
of the problem, and the Knowledge
Database serches for the corresponding
solutions online.
You can visit Sony Online Support at:
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport
Advanced Features
❑ The Sony Customer Information
Service Center offers information about
your Network Media Receiver and other
Sony products that work with your
Network Media Receiver. To contact the
Sony Customer Information Service
Center, call 1-888-4SONYPC
(1-888-476-6972).
For customers in Europe
❑ VAIO-link. For support addresses and
phone numbers, refer to
http://www.vaio-link.com/
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Troubleshooting
Power
Power does not come on
c Check whether the power cord is correctly plugged into the AC outlet. When you connect the
AC adapter to the Network Media Receiver and then plug the power cord of the adapter into an
AC outlet, the standby indicator on the Network Media Receiver should light up in red after
about 20 seconds.
c Verify that all cables are connected correctly (pages 18, 21).
c If the power cord is plugged into a power strip equipped with a switch, make sure that the switch
is on and that the power strip is correctly plugged into the AC outlet.
c Verify that the batteries are inserted correctly into the remote control and that the batteries are
not dead (page 15).
c Disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet, and then reconnect it. This operation will return
the settings of the Network Media Receiver to their default settings.
For about 20 seconds after the power cord is plugged in, the unit cannot be turned on.
c If the indicators on the front panel of the Network Media Receiver do not light after applying
power, the Network Media Receiver may be defective. Contact the Web site listed in “Getting
Help” (page 63).
Network Media Receiver cannot be switched off
c If the screen display does not make any transition, the remote control does not respond, and the
power cannot be turned off, disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet, and then reconnect it.
Wait at least 20 seconds, and check the standby indicator. If it is lit red, the power can be turned
on.
This operation will return the settings of the Network Media Receiver to their default settings.
c When you turn off the Network Media Receiver, it goes into Standby mode (standby indicator is
lit red).
The Network Media Receiver consumes a certain amount of power when in Standby mode. To
fully cut the power, disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet. This operation will return the
settings of the Network Media Receiver to their default settings. For about 20 seconds after the
power cord is plugged in, the unit cannot be turned on.
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c Check whether the computer is correctly configured (page 35).
c Check whether the network is correctly configured.
Check the following items:
• If the Network Media Receiver is connected directly to a single computer, is the crossover
cable being used? (page 27)
• Are the hub and router receiving power? (For details, see the documentation of the respective
device.)
• Was the router turned on before the Network Media Receiver was turned on? (page 38)
• Are the Network Media Receiver and the hub or router connected correctly with a network
cable? (page 25)
• Was the IP address allocation method for the Network Media Receiver selected correctly for
the network environment? (page 34)
c Check whether the name of the computer that you want to start up is shown on the “Select a
server...” screen (page 39). A computer to which the Network Media Receiver has connected at
least once should appear on the “Select a server...” screen.
c When you disconnect the power cord of the Network Media Receiver, information about
registered computers is lost (all settings except “IP address” are cleared). Connect the Network
Media Receiver to the computer again.
c Automatic startup of a connected computer when turning on the Network Media Receiver is not
available the first time that the Network Media Receiver connects to the computer.
c Some computers cannot be started up automatically by turning on the Network Media Receiver.
This may be the case if a wireless LAN card or another type of network card is used.
Most notebook computers do not have the capability for externally triggered startup from
Hibernate mode.
The capability for automatic startup by turning on the Network Media Receiver is only available
when the built-in network connector of the computer is used.
Remote control
Remote control does not work
c Check whether the batteries are inserted correctly and are not dead (page 15).
c Check whether the correct TV manufacturer code has been set. (Some buttons may not work for
some types of TV sets.) (page 16)
c After replacing the batteries, the manufacturer code must be set again (page 16).
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Troubleshooting
Computer does not come on (does not start up from Standby
or Hibernate mode)
Video, audio
Sound or picture from the Network Media Receiver is not
reproduced on the TV
c Check whether the Network Media Receiver is turned on (standby indicator is lit in green)
(page 38).
c Check whether the Network Media Receiver is connected correctly to the TV (page 18).
c Check whether the input to which the Network Media Receiver is connected is selected on the
TV (page 38).
c Disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet, reconnect it, and turn on the Network Media
Receiver.
Picture or sound sometimes stops or is distorted
c The network bandwidth (the amount of data that the network can carry in a particular span of
time) may not be sufficient.
Check the following items:
• Does the network cable support 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX?
• Does the hub or router support 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX?
• Does the wireless LAN access point support IEEE 802.11b or IEEE 802.11g?
c The bandwidth of a wireless LAN changes according to the placement of the Network Media
Receiver and access point. Place them as close together as possible, and eliminate obstacles.
c The connected computer or network may be operating under a high traffic load.
c If an antivirus program or similar software is currently scanning the files on the computer, the
load on the computer system will be increased. Stop virus scanning before using the Network
Media Receiver, or do not use the Network Media Receiver during virus scanning.
Video playback suffers from dropped frames
c If a wireless LAN is used for connection to the computer, adjust the position of the antenna on
the rear of the Network Media Receiver.
A screen saver image is shown on the TV
c In order to protect the picture tube of the TV, the Network Media Receiver automatically
activates a screen saver if no operation has been carried out for more than 15 minutes while
displaying a menu or playing music. This is by design. When you press a button on the remote
control, the screen will come back on.
Do not leave a menu displayed for long periods to avoid adverse effects on the TV picture tube.
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Troubleshooting
Connection, registration
Cannot connect to a computer
c Check whether the computer is receiving power (page 38).
z Hint
You can start the server computer automatically when the Network Media Receiver is turned on by
configuring the settings described in “Having the computer start up automatically” on page 52.
c Check whether an IP address has been appropriately assigned to the Network Media Receiver.
If the “Automatic assignment” setting is selected and an IP address has been correctly obtained,
the address will be shown on the “IP Address” setup screen. If no IP address is shown, check the
following items:
• If the Network Media Receiver is connected directly to a single computer, is the crossover
cable being used? (page 27).
• Are the hub or router, or the wireless LAN access point receiving power? (For details, see the
documentation of the respective device.)
• Was the router or wireless LAN access point turned on before turning on the Network Media
Receiver? (page 38)
• Are Network Media Receiver and hub, router, and wireless LAN access point correctly
connected with network cables? (page 25)
• Is the IP address allocation method for the Network Media Receiver selected correctly for the
network environment? (page 34)
c Is the computer correctly configured? (page 35)
c The computer may not be properly operating. Restart the computer, and start the server software
again.
If you are using VAIO Media, refer to the VAIO Media Help.
c If you cannot connect to the computer after turning on the Network Media Receiver, restart the
computer.
c If the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) or Windows Firewall is active on the computer, it may
not be possible to connect to the computer. Disable the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) or
Windows Firewall. For details on how to do this, see the documentation of your computer.
c If you are attempting to connect to the computer via a wireless LAN, perform the steps in
“5 Configure wireless LAN settings” (page 30) again.
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Cannot register the Network Media Receiver at the computer
c Check whether the network connections are established correctly.
Check the following items:
• If the Network Media Receiver is connected directly to a single computer, is the crossover
cable being used? (page 27)
• Are the hub and router receiving power? (For details, see the manual of the respective device.)
• Was the router turned on before the Network Media Receiver was turned on? (page 38)
• Are the Network Media Receiver and the hub or router connected correctly with network
cables? (page 25)
• Is the IP address allocation method for the Network Media Receiver selected correctly for the
network environment? (page 34)
Computer does not show up on “Select a server...” screen
c Press the OPTIONS button on the remote control, select “Refresh”, and press the SELECT
button (page 40). It may take some time for the computer name to appear in the list.
c Verify that the server software has been started on the computer.
Start the software as appropriate for your computer.
If you are using VAIO Media, refer to the VAIO Media Help.
c For video-related functions to be available, a user must be logged in to the computer. Starting up
the computer without logging in is not adequate.
Can no longer connect to a computer after performing a hard
disk drive recovery on the computer
c Perform the steps in “7 Configure settings at the computer” (page 35) again.
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