Hama 00062776 Owner's manual

Hama 00062776 Owner's manual
Hama GmbH & Co KG
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86651 Monheim/Germany
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www.hama.de
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00062776-01.05
DVB-T Box, USB 2.0
00062776
L TV USB receiver User Manual
Copyright note
© Copyright 2004. All rights reserved. Hama GmbH & Co.KG reserves the right to modify the products and information at any time without prior notice. This user manual may not be reproduced in any from without the explicit written
consent of Hama GmbH & Co.KG.
Notes on trademarks and brands
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation
All other trademarks and brands in this user manual are the property of the respective owner.
Chapter 3 Installing the DTV/System Software Installation
3.1 Configuring the DTV user program
3.2 Setting the recording process
3.3. Configuring the display
3.4. Configuring the recording
3.5. Configuring the timeshift
Chapter 2: Note on Installation
2.1 System requirements
2.2 Installing the DTV application program and DirectX
2.3 Hardware installation
2.4 Installing the driver
Chapter 1: Introduction
Contents
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Chapter 4: DTV Software Overview
4.1 Control panel
4.2 Right-click menu and keyboard access
4.3 Functions
4.4 Additional Functions
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Contents
Chapter 5: Trouble shooting
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Introduction
The DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver is completely compatible with the DVB-T protocol and can receive digital TV via antenna so you can receive and enjoy digital transmissions on desktop and laptop PCs.
Installation is very easy and the device provides a user-friendly USB interface. No external power pack required.
Thanks to the elegant and compact design, you can enjoy the programmes in digital quality at home, the office or
on the go.
It also operates as a digital video recorder. You can record your favourite programs on the hard drive either in real
time or according to the time schedule.
DVB-T USB 2.0 Box
IR remote control
Quick guide for installation
External DVB -T antennae (passive)
USB cable
CD with CD KEY
Case
Package contains:
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Please make sure to keep the CD cover with the CD key; otherwise you can no longer reinstall the software.
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Chapter 2: Note on Installation
The installation of the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver is described in this chapter.
System requirements
DTV application program and DirectX installation
Hardware installation
Software installation
The chapter comprises:
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IBM or IBM-compatible computer
Operating system: Windows 2000(SP4)/ XP(SP2)
CPU: 1000MHz or faster
Memory: 256MB or more
Sound card
Microsoft DirectX9.0 or higher
Microsoft Media Player 7.0 or higher
2.1 System requirements
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Warning! Before installing the hardware and the driver, you must install the DTV application software and the
DirectX9.0 software.
Important information:
If the USB 2.0 DVB-T Box is used indoors or in remote areas, we recommend the following optimised DVB-T
antennas by Hama to improve the reception: Item nos. 44293 or 44291.
We recommend installing an external antenna, if the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver is used indoors.
2.2 Installing the DTV application program and DirectX
1. Insert the enclosed driver CD-ROM in the computer's CD-ROM drive. The DTV application software
automatically starts the installation program. Follow the subsequent instructions. If the installation cannot be
automatically started, consult the CD-ROM directory and double click the Setup.exe file to start the installation
procedure.
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2. Click Next to continue.
3. Read the license agreement and then select I accept this contract. Click Next to continue.
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4. Enter the user information in the column. Click Next to continue.
7. You can enter the installation path in this window. Click Next to continue.
6. Select a language, e.g. German and click Next to continue.
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5. Enter the serial number of the product and click Next to continue.
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Note: The serial number of the product is on the CD cover.
8. The next step allows you to select the installation drive. Drive C:\ is used by default. Click Next to continue.
11. Click Finish and restart your computer to complete the installation of the DTV application.
10. The following window shows that the installation process for the DTV application is started.
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Note: If you do not restart your computer now, you must restart it later to complete the installation procedure.
9. The next window shows a summary of your entries to allow you to check them. If you want to correct
something, click -> Back. If not, click -> next to complete the installation process.
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12. Click Finish to exit the installation program. The DTV application has now been successfully installed.
15. 15. The window shows that the DirectX installation process is started. This may take some time. Please wait.
14. Click Next to continue.
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13. Once you have restarted the computer, you must install Windows DirectX9.0. Follow the subsequent
instructions.
Read the license agreement and then select I accept this contract and then clock Next to continue.
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16. Close all applications and store your work before clicking Finish.
2.3 Hardware installation
Installing the DTB-T USB 2.0 receiver hardware.
1. Connect the USB cable.
I. Connect the B end of the USB cable to the USB socket on the case of the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver.
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II. Connect the A end of the USB cable to the USB socket on your desktop or laptop PC.
2. Connect the external passive DVB-T antenna.
I. Make sure that the cable is connected to the antenna.
II. Connect the antenna to the correct socket on the case of the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver.
Note: If you are installing the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver on a laptop, ensure that the power saving function is
deactivated, as it reduces CPU performance and can prevent the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver from functioning properly.
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2.4 Installing the driver
Follow the instructions below to install the driver from the installation CD-ROM of the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver.
1. After you connect the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver to the computer, the system recognizes the new USB hardware,
and a window opens with the Found new hardware wizard. Select the option Install software from a list or
particular source (for advanced users). ClickNext to continue.
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2. Select Include this area in the search.
Click Browse to search for the location of the driver in the CD-ROM directory. Select \DTT200U_WinXP
for Windows XP or \DTT200U_Win2000 for Windows 2000. Click Next to continue.
Note: This version does not support Win98SE/ME.
3. If a message is displayed informing you that the software has not passed the Windows-Logo Test, click
the -> Continue installation button. The required drivers are then installed on the PC.
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4. Click Finish to continue. The driver for the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver firmware has been successfully
installed.
5. The system recognizes the receiver as a new hardware component, and a window opens with the Found new
hardware wizard. Select the option Install software from a list or particular source (for advanced users).
Click Next to continue.
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6. Select Include this area in the search.
Click Browse to search for the location of the driver in the CD-ROM directory. Select \DTT200U_WinXP
for Windows XP or \DTT200U_Win2000 for Windows 2000. Click Next to continue.
Note: This version does not suport Win98SE/ME.
7. If a message is displayed informing you that the software has not passed the Windows-Logo Test, click the
-> Continue installation button. The required drivers are then installed on the PC.
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8. Click Finish. The DVB-T receiver has been successfully installed.
9. Check again whether the driver of the product is correctly installed. Click Start and then Control Panel.
Then double click System.
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10. Click Device Manager, and you will see the DTV USB DVB-T Adapter on the list. If this is not listed, you
reinstall the driver.
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Chapter 3 Installing the DTV/System Software Installation
The software for the DVB-T transmission is very powerful. You can enjoy the digital sound output and visual
effects in high quality. The software not only allows you to receive the TV programmes, but also enables you to
make digital video recordings (DVR) in real time. The Timeshift function ensures that you don't miss the best
moments.
Once the software is installed, the DVB-Tplayer.exe symbol appears. Simply move the cursor and double click
this symbol to start the program.
Once the DTV software has started, you can use the control panel as follows.
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3.1 Configuring the DTV user program
Due to the various countries or regions, the DVB-T has its own frequencies. The following manual should help you
in configuring the parameters in your region.
Scanning frequencies:
1. Click
on the control panel and then select Scan Channels.
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2. Select the RF frequency. You can select one of the following options:
(1) Land/Region: Select your location.
(2) All: If you do not find your location on the Land/Region list, select this
option.
(3) Area: You can determine your own frequency range. Select VHF or UHF
and then enter its frequency range.
(4) Single: If you know the exact frequency of a digital program, you can
enter its frequency here.
3. Click Start to scan the frequency according to the selected RR frequency option.
4. Click Save As to store all of the scanned channels.
5. Click OK to exit the control panel.
Note: The channel list is stored as a TBL file.
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3.2 Setting the recording process
Two methods are available for recording: Recording in real time or according to the time schedule.
I. Recording in real time: When recording the program in real time mode, the recorded file is stored in the
default target folder under C:\Programs\DTV\DVB-T USB 2.0\Capture\Video.mpg. To store this program file
at another location, you can create the path as desired.
Once you have carried out the above setting, click
on the control panel, if you would like to view the digital
programs. When the recording starts, the clock is displayed in red on the left side of the control panel. To stop the
recording, click.
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II. Recording according to the time schedule: Select Setup and the recording option. Then select Activate
Default. Double click Channel in the default recording section.
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When the Recording Input window appears, select the channel and enter the start time and end time of the recording. Click OK to continue.
Once the recording ends, the ok menu is displayed as follows.
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Note: You cannot simultaneously record two programs that have different frequencies.
Note: Observe the capacity of recording device. A recording lasting for several hours can exceed the capacity of
the hard drive.
3.3 Configuring the display
If you must leave in the middle of the program, you can start the timeshift function. Simply click Play when you
return. The system plays the program starting from the time you left. The longest time shift is ten minutes.
3.5 Configuring the timeshift
and the image is recorded and
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In the display configuration window, you can set the brightness, contrast and richness as desired. Move the mouse
cursor to perform theses settings. To reset the setting to the default setting, click Reset
3.4 Configuring the recording
You can record and store an image. When the TV program is displayed, click
stored. To find this image and open the image file, click.
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Function
Symbol
Chapter 4: DTV Software Overview
4.1 Control panel
Symbol functions
Symbol
Function
Play
Rewind, Fast-forward
Full screen
Online help
Video recording
Stop
Channel recall
Photo
Previewing several channels
Personal selection
Mute
Pause
Timeshift
Volume up
Electronic program guide
Teletext
Radio transmission reception
for DVB-T
Volume down
Online help
Configuration
Open saved file
Channel up and down
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4.2 Right-click menu and keyboard access
Installation
Photo
Timeshift
Language selection
Search several channels
Personal selection
Channel recall
Previous channel
Next channel
Rewind
Fast-forward
Mute
Record
Stop
Pause
Play
Function display
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Ctrl+L
Ctrl+W
Ctrl+M
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N
B
F
M
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Space
Input
Quick link
Shows or hides the control panel
Starts the installation function
Records an individual image as a photo
Starts of stops the timeshift function
Selects the language
Searches several channels (non-synchronised)
Opens menu with personal selection
Switches to the previously selected channel
Switches to the previous program
Switches to the next program
Rewinds the current program
Fast-forwards the current program
Switches off the sound output
Records the current program
Stops playback
Interrupts playback
Plays the program
Feature description
Right-click while the DTV application software is running and the menu appears with the functions and keyboard
access as follows:
Display control panel
About
Volume down
Volume up
Full screen
H
Ctrl+A
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W
Closes the DTV program.
Online help
Displays the information about the DTV version
Reduces volume
Increases the volume
Switches to full screen or window
Selects the picture size between 60%, 100%, 150%
Help
Ctrl+X
Picture size
Close
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4.3 Functions
Clock
The clock is automatically set to the time of the host computer.
Channel title display
The current channel name is displayed on the control panel in the language set by the channel provider.
Video recording
on the control panel. It only
To record videos, click
. Recording can also be determined according to the time schedule on the Recording
Configuration screen in the Properties menu.
Previewing several channels
, to record a still image of the program that you are currently viewing.
To simultaneously preview several channels, click
on the control panel.
To display the desired program, select the program and click Play.
Note: Previewing FTA-channels is only possible with the same transponder
Photo
Click
Teletext
The Teletext application is a simple teletext browser. To start this function, click
functions when the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver is operating.
Electronic program guide (EPG)
symbol illuminates on the control panel.
Click
on the control panel, to enter the electronic program guide provided by the channel provider. The
electronic program guide provides you with additional information about the transmitted programs.
4.4 Additional Functions
•∞ Mute display: when you click Mute, the
symbol is
(Warning! This selection partially affects the quality and the functions. Do not use this function under normal conditions. We recommend that you switch off this function after updating the RF information.)
•∞ Recording display: When the recording starts in real time or according to the time schedule, the
displayed in red on the control panel.
•∞ Display source: When playing the program via the antenna, the control panel displays its source as follows.
If it displays the recorded or selected image, the control panel displays the file
names or status as follows
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•∞ Volume display: When you set the volume, the volume Symbol
changes accordingly.
•∞ Electronic program guide menu: To enter the program menu, select
on the control panel. You then
receive information about the channel programs such as the program schedule.
(This function depends on whether it is provided by the channel provider or not.)
General setting function:
a. Full screen function - when you select this function, the Play window is maximised on the entire screen.
b. OSD function - displays the selected command and the selected function for several seconds in the
right-hand lower corner of the screen.
c. Mobile mode - when you select the Mobile mode, the reception quality improves while the receiver moves.
But this requires a lot of power. Therefore, we do not recommend this when the batteries in the system are insufficiently charged.
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Chapter 5: Troubleshooting
This chapter should help you in remedying faults that can occur during installation and operation.
1. The DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver does not function properly.
Check whether the driver is correctly installed. You can check this in the driver installation in the Device Manager
under Control Panel. In the device category, a device with the designation DTV USB Receiver (DTV USB receiver)
must be present. If this is not the case, remove the USB Box, connect it to the USB port, follow the steps and reinstall the driver.
2. Windows cannot find the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver.
a. Check whether the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver has been properly connected to the USB port.
b. After connecting the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver to the USB port, wait at least 3 seconds before starting the
DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver.
c. Restart the operating system.
d. Select Add/Remove Hardware Device under Control Panel of Windows to install the correct driver.
e. Disconnect the USB box and reconnect it. Make sure to wait 3 seconds between disconnecting and
reconnecting the USB box.
f. Connect the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver to another USB port on the PC o.
3. Windows cannot find the driver for the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver.
Make sure that the supplied driver has been placed into the CD-ROM drive during the installation.
Enter the correct directory in which the driver is located, if you manually perform the installation process.
8. I cannot play the program
Make sure that installed the soundcard driver and the soundcard functions.
Please note that the soundcard and its driver must be installed, regardless of whether or not you need to activate
the sound.
Check the signal quality and signal strength.
9. The sound is ok but the screen is blank during playback.
Make sure that the VGA driver and Microsoft DirectX8.1 have been properly installed.
10. The DVB-T MPEG2 video on the laptop is stuttering during playback.
Playing the DVB-T MPEG2 video consumes too much power. To improve performance, ensure that the
Energy-saving mode of the laptop o is deactivated so that the CPU can be operated at its maximum frequency.
11. The remote control does not work. The DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver does not respond when I press the remote
control buttons.
Der Empfänger des DVB-T USB 2.0-Box muß Sichtkontakt zur Fernbedienung haben, damit das Gerät die
Kommandos vom Fernbediengerät empfangen kann.
Note:
1. Depending on the location, the digital DVB-T antenna can be affected by objects and the weather.
This can cause poor signal quality. We recommend installing an antenna on the roof for indoor reception.
2. Although this product can be moved, it should not be moved at high speeds. Check the other associated
products for these requirements.
3. If you use the recording timer, real time recording or timeshift function, make sure there is sufficient space
on the hard rive to save the amount of data.
4. Installing the DTB-T USB 2.0 receiver software.
Select setup.exe on the CD-ROM.
Follow the instructions of the installation wizard to install the software.
4. To ensure that the device operates properly, please follow the instructions in the user manual and the
installation instructions. Improper use can result in instability or cause the system to crash.
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We reserve the right to expand or delete the application or its functions. All newly issued drivers and applications
are listed on our web site. We are not responsible for further notification.
5. No channel is found during the auto scan.
Check the cable connection between the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver and the antenna.
Make sure that the cable is properly connected to the card connection.
Close the DTV program, disconnect the DVB-T USB 2.0 box and reconnect it. Make sure to wait 3 seconds between
disconnecting and reconnecting the USB box. Restart the DTV program.
6. Error messages or blank screen
This can be the result of poor signal quality. The DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver does not receive sufficient program data
or receives the wrong data. Check the connection between the DVB-T USB 2.0 receiver and the antenna.
Check the VGA card driver or the VGA chip on the printed circuit board.
Make sure it can operate with the Microsoft Windows 2000/XP operating system.
Install Microsoft DirectX9.0 and Media Player 7.0 or a higher version.
7. The video is playing, but there is no sound
Check the soundcard or the volume setting.
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