Sony VGX-XL1A Quick start guide

Sony VGX-XL1A Quick start guide
Getting to Know Your VGX-XL1 Digital Living System
™
VGX-XL1A Digital Living System Computer
VGX-XL1A – Front Inputs & Outputs
VGP-XL1B Media Changer/Recorder
CD-RW/ DVD Combo Drive
Power Button
Wireless Keyboard
Remote Control
WLAN Antenna
Power Cord
Power Cord
Keyboard
(4) AA Batteries
Coaxial Cable
HDMI Cable
Optical
S/PDIF Cable
HDMI™ to DVI-D
Adapter
Infrared Blaster
™
Remote
(2) AA Batteries
SmartMedia™ (SM)
xD-Picture Card™
i.LINK Cable (6pin-S400)
®
Memory Stick
Pro/Duo™
CompactFlash®
& Microdrive™
Secure Digital (SD) &
MultiMediaCard™ (MMC)
VGX-XL1A – Rear Inputs & Outputs
Entertainment Guide
USB 2.0
x2
Line IN
(L/R)
Legal & Safety Guides
MIcrophone
i.LINK®
(4 pin)
Audio/Video
IN
Headphone/
Line-out
Volume
S-Video
IN
Connect
Keyboard/Pointing
Device
S-Video
Composite
Audio/Video IN
Antenna/Cable
Line OUT
(L/R)
Before installation: Please make sure you have all the items shown above.
Wireless Keyboard
Remote Control
Internet
Headphone
Email
Volume
Power Cord
Standby
MCE
Keyboard Status
Standby
Puts your computer into standby mode
My Media
Links directly to your TV, Music, Pictures, & Videos.
HDMI™
Playback
Play, Record, Stop, Pause, Rewind, Fast Forward,
Replay, & Skip for TV, Music, Pictures & Video.
Ethernet
10/100/1000baseT
Navigation
i.LINK®
x2
USB 2.0
x2
Optical
S/PDIF IN
Wireless LAN
Antenna
Optical S/PDIF OUT &
Coaxial S/PDIF OUT
Component Video OUT
(480i/480p/720p)
Infrared Transmitter
OUT x2
Move through Menus
Media Center
Point Device/
Touch Pad
Recorded TV
Guide
Live TV
DVD Menu
Left Button
Right Button
VGP-XL1B – Front Controls
VGP-XL1B – Inputs/Outputs
Channel # and Data Input
Setting Up Keyboard
Insert the Batteries
✔ On the back of the keyboard, remove the battery compartment cover.
✔ Insert four (4) Alkaline AA batteries oriented as shown in the
battery compartment. (Supplied)
✔ Replace the battery compartment cover.
Activate Wireless Keyboard Communication
Before using the keyboard, you must activate communications
between the DLS computer and the wireless keyboard w/integrated
pointing device. Please see Step 4 Activate Wireless Keyboard
Communications on back.
Setting Up Remote
Insert the Batteries
✔ On the back of the remote control, remove the battery
compartment cover.
✔ Insert two (2) Sony Super Mangan Alkaline AA batteries
oriented as shown in the battery compartment. (Supplied)
✔ Replace the battery compartment cover.
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Note: When using the VAIO® remote control, remember to point the
remote at the VGX-XL1A personal computer, not at the TV or monitor.
Power Button
Optical Drive Slot
Load & Eject
Buttons
Note: There are two i.LINK®1 ports on the back of the VGP-XL1B; however, you
cannot connect this device to two different computers or a second changer.
The second i.LINK®1 port functions as a normal 1394 port, with one exception:
DO NOT connect a second 1394 device on the second port of the changer while
the device is being used (burning, ripping, or playing back any type of discs).
i.LINK® S400
x2
Power Cord
Note: Once a new device is plugged into the second i.LINK®1 port of the
VGX-XL1B, both the changer and the second device are re-enumerated by the
OS, which could interrupt the current process running on the changer drive.
The VGP-XL1B Media Changer/Recorder is a Class 1 Laser Product.
See back for setup instructions.
Setting Up Your VGX-XL1 Digital Living System
™
Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
Step 6:
Step 7:
Connecting the DLS Computer
and Media Changer/Recorder
Connecting your TV
Connecting your
Home Theater / Speakers
Connecting to the Internet
Software Setup
Resolution Setup
If your TV has a HDMI™ connector, use
the supplied HDMI cable and connect one
end to your TV and the other end to the
HDMI connector on the back panel of the
DLS computer.
Using the supplied i.LINK® cable, connect one
end to an i.LINK connector on the back panel
of the DLS computer and the other end to
an i.LINK connector on the back panel of the
Media Changer/Recorder.
+
i.LINK® Cable
(6pin-S400)
If your sound system has two channels,
use the LINE OUT (L) (R) on the back panel
of the DLS computer and the LINE IN audio
composite connectors on your speakers.
If your TV has a DVI-D connector, use
the supplied HDMI cable and the HDMI to
DVI-D adapter. Insert the adapter in the
HDMI connector on the back panel of the
DLS computer. Then using the supplied
HDMI cable, connect one end of the cable
to the adapter and the other end to your TV.
Note: The HDMI cable carries both video and
audio signals.
Wireless Network:
Connect WLAN antenna to the system.
Launch Marvell Client Utility Application.
Select "station" as the operation mode.
Then proceed to Windows Wireless Zero
Configuration service to set up your
connection with your preferred Access Point.
Step 5:
If your TV has component connectors
(Y, Pb, Pr), use a RCA cable (not supplied)
and connect one end to the corresponding
components on your TV and on the back
panel of the DLS computer.
Note: If your TV has a HDMI
connector and a DVI-D
connector, Sony recommends
using the HDMI connector.
Wired Network: Use an RJ-45 connector
cable. Connect one end to the Ethernet
connector on the DLS computer and the
other end to your cable or DSL modem.
If your sound system has more than
two channels, use the supplied Optical
S/PDIF cable and connect one end to the
S/PDIF Optical OUT connector on the back
panel of the DLS computer and connect
the other end to the OPTICAL IN connecter
on your sound system.
Note: An optical/coaxial connection will provide a
higher quality output than a composite connection.
✔ Turn on the power to the computer, TV,
1. Make sure the Media Changer/ Recorder is
properly connected to the VGX-XL1A
Personal Computer and is turned on.
When loading discs to the Media Changer, the
discs must be identified and scanned by Media
Center to update your media library before
viewing in My Changer.
Note: Discs should be physically removed
from the Media Changer/Recorder slot as
they emerge.
Note: When loading discs, make sure that
the label if facing to the right of the slot.
2. To load a single disc, press the
Load button once and insert the disc
in the slot.
or
To load multiple discs, press the Load
button twice and insert each disc in the
slot one at a time.
Whenever new discs are loaded into the Media
Changer, do the following:
1. Start Media Center.
2. From the Start menu, select More Programs
and then select Manage Discs. The Found
New Discs message appears on the screen.
3. Click Yes to begin scanning the discs to
update your media library with new disc
information. It can take up to 30 seconds to
scan each disc. Once the discs have been
identified and scanned, they can be viewed
in My Changer.
Note: DVD media can also be identified and
scanned by selecting My DVD from the
Media Center Start menu.
Eject Button
Load Button
To eject discs from Media Center:
1 From the Media Center Start menu, go to
More Programs and select Manage Discs.
2 From the list, select the Eject button
for each disc you wish to eject.
To eject discs manually:
1 Press the Eject button on the Media
Changer one time to eject the last
inserted disc.
✔ Activate Wireless Keyboard Communication
✔ Make sure your Internet connection is
working properly.
✔ Media Center Setup
The first time Media Center starts, you will be
presented with a series of screens that will
guide you through Media Center Setup. Please
follow all on-screen instructions.
Media Center Wireless Network Note:
If you have an existing wireless network, and you
wish to add the VGX-XL1A personal computer to
the network, start Media Center and from Settings,
go to General > Media Center Setup > Join Wireless
Network. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
4. From the Directory list, click nView Display
Settings, if necessary.
5. Click the Device Settings button.
6. From the side menu, click TV Format.
Select the appropriate option for your
TV from the list.
7. Click the Apply button.
8. Continue with Media Center Setup.
Supported media types include:
CD-R, CD-RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD+R DL, Double
Layer media, Redbook Audio CDs, Movie DVDs
(U.S. is default)
Unsupported media types include:
All other media types (Do not insert Blu-ray,
mini-DVDs, odd-shaped discs, etc.)
Warning:
Do not insert discs backwards into the Media
Changer/Recorder. When inserting a disc, the
label faces to the right of the slot.
Do not insert unsupported media types into the
Media Changer/Recorder.
2 Press the Eject button on the Media
Changer two times to eject all discs in the
changer slots.
Inserting a nonstandard-sized or -shaped disc
into a drive that is not designed to accommodate
it may damage the drive. The 120 mm round
discs are the only size and shape that work with
either slot loading or tray loading drives.
Note: This will not eject a disc in the
changer’s drive. You must go to Media
Center, then to More Programs and select
Manage Discs. Finally, select the Eject
button to eject the disc from the
changer’s drive.
These discs must be between 1.2 mm and 1.5
mm in thickness. Discs that are thicker than 1.5
mm or thinner than 1.2 mm are not supported
and any damage caused will not be covered
under your Sony warranty or applicable extended
service agreements.
or
3. Click the new menu command. The following
screen appears.
or monitor. If it is not correct, go to Step 7
Resolution Setup.
Warning: Do not turn on the power to the Media
Changer/Recorder at this time. (See Step 6)
1. Slide the Power button to ON.
2. From the menu, point to or click NVIDIA® Display.
A new menu option opens. The menu option
name depends on what TV or monitor is
connected to the computer.
Changer/Recorder.
If Media Center automatically opens, and you need
to adjust your picture quality, minimize Media Center
and go to Step 7 Resolution Setup. When complete
return to Media Center Setup.
and speakers.
To set the resolution for your TV or Monitor,
do the following:
1. Using the pointing device on your wireless
keyboard, right click anywhere on the
Windows desktop.
Note: Once you complete Windows Setup and
Sony Registration, do the following:
✔ Check the picture quality of your TV
Loading & Unloading Discs
Unloading Media Changer
Please complete all information to register your
Sony product. This makes it easier to keep your
products updated and obtain technical support,
if necessary.
Make sure all hardware is connected and that power
cables are plugged into properly grounded electrical
outlets. (three prong outlets)
4. Test the keyboard to make sure it is functioning
properly.
Scanning New Discs
✔ Sony Registration
✔ Turn power on to the Media
3. From the back of the keyboard, and the front
panel of the DLS computer, press the Connect
buttons simultaneously and hold a few seconds.
Loading Media Changer
operating system Setup
The first time you start your computer you
will be presented with a series of screens for
Windows® XP Setup. Please follow the
on-screen instructions.
Turning Power On
2. From the back of the keyboard, slide the Pointing
Device button to ON.
Note: You cannot use HDMI and Component
connections at the same time.
✔ Microsoft® Windows®
Identifying information (Metadata) may not be
available for all DVDs and CDs.
Do not attempt to move the Media
Changer/Recorder if there are discs inside.
Remove all discs before moving.
VAIO Support Central
®
Provides you with a single location for all of your
support needs and allows you to easily access
valuable support and technical information from
Sony® and Microsoft®.
To access VAIO Support Central,
do the following:
Keep your VAIO® computer’s system software and
operating system updated using VAIO Web Support
and Microsoft Update.
2. From the Start menu, select All Programs.
Note: You must be connected to the Internet to access
some of the VAIO Support Central features.
1. Using your wireless keyboard w/ integrated
pointing device, select Windows Start.
3. From the All Programs menu, select VAIO
Support Central.
Note: To access the most updated information
available for VGX-XL1 Digital Living System, go
to Support Control Central > Documentation and
select the VGX-XL1 DLS User Guide.
1 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK connector may not communicate with each other.
©2005 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Digital Living System, i.LINK, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO,
VAIO, and like.no.other are trademarks of Sony. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
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