Sima DTU-100 Quick Start Manual


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90-day Limited Warranty

Sima Products Corporation warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase. During the warranty period, the product will be repaired or replaced at Sima’s option. Mail the enclosed product registration card within ten days of the original purchase.

Conditions

Ship your unit, freight pre-paid, including a copy of your sales receipt and a description of problem to:

Sima Products Corporation

Attn: Customer Service

140 Pennsylvania Ave.

Bldg. #5

Oakmont, PA 15139

This warranty is void if any defects are caused by abuse, misuse, negligence or unauthorized repairs. All liability for incidental or consequential damages is specifically excluded. Some states do not allow for the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.

Sima Products Corporation

140 Pennsylvania Ave Bldg #5 Oakmont, PA 15139 www.simacorp.com

PN 21754

© 2007 Sima Products Corporation

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TV Anywhere ATSC Tuner

Model DTU-100 Quickstart Guide

P

lease register online at www.simaproducts.com

Notes

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16. Can TotalMedia create 16:9 DVD-video discs from captured 16:9 TV shows or video files?

Yes.

TROUBLE SHOOTING

1. Cannot watch TV

Make sure if you have installed your TV tuner driver properly.

You can check if your TV tuner driver is available within

Windows from "Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Device." If not, verify that your hardware is installed properly with the hardware vendor documentation.

2. TV is not smooth

Verify that your system meets the minimum requirements and is configured properly-see question 1 in the FAQ section for configuration assistance. Also, make sure there are no other applications running in the background.

3. No Audio

Some TV tuners have audio output, but you usually need to plug the audio output into your PC audio line-in to enable your audio. If this is not the case, when you select the audio device from TV Settings, you can try selecting different audio inputs.

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Package Contents........................................................................................... 4

Introduction ..................................................................................................... 6

Features .......................................................................................................... 7

System Requirements..................................................................................... 8

Connecting the Hardware ............................................................................... 9

Software Installation...................................................................................... 11

ArcSoft TotalMedia........................................................................................ 12

Video Playback Module................................................................................. 15

Video Capture Module .................................................................................. 17

FCC Information:

This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used properly, that is, in strict acceptance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart J of

Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

* Re-orient the receiving antenna

* Relocate this equipment with respect to the receiver

* Move this equipment away from the receiver.

* Plug this equipment into a different outlet so that this equipment and receiver are on different branch circuits.

If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The user may find “How to Identify and resolve

Radio/Television Interference Problems” prepared by the FCC helpful. The booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4

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Package Contents

TV Anywhere ATSC Tuner ArcSoft

TotalMedia /

Converter

Amplified

Antenna

Video / Audio Input Adaptor

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Yes. You can create DVD movies from your recorded TV shows and videos. You can even select custom menu backgrounds for your DVD movie discs.

11. Can I transfer my DV tape video to my computer and burn to DVD disc with TotalMedia?

Yes.

12. Can I record my TV shows to an external hard disk?

Yes, you may set up a different drive for recording storage from Setup -> General -> Video Recording Storage.

13. How can I view TV in a small window? And mute audio quickly?

If TotalMedia is in a normal window, i.e, not in maximized window, you can click the "Full Screen" button to fill the window with the TV screen. At that point the window may be resized to a smaller size by dragging the right-bottom corner of the window. To mute audio, press F8.

14. Can I watch one channel TV and record another channel?

Yes, if you have two TV tuners installed or one tuner that supports analog + digital signals simultaneously.

15. Does TotalMedia support HDTV Tuner cards?

Yes.

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Yes, Apple iPod and Sony PSP are supported in TotalMedia

To Go. TotalMedia To Go is optional. If you do not have it, please visit the ArcSoft website.

6. Can I play back a video recorded by my mobile phone on my computer?

Yes, TotalMedia typically includes the required codecs for playing videos created on mobile phones. (Some bundled versions may not include this feature. If your version doesn't have it, you can purchase it directly from ArcSoft.)

7. Can I playback Microsoft MCE recorded video file in

TotalMedia?

Yes.

8. Can I record digital audio from a radio (audio only) channel of a DTV signal?

Yes.

9. What is the Share module used for?

Share is an optional module in TotalMedia that enables you to share the multimedia files on your computer with your streaming devices, such as mobile phones, networked DVD players or digital media adapters.

10. Can I burn my recorded TV show to a DVD-video disc?

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DTU-100 at a Glance

USB 2.0 connection

Amplified antenna (20dB)

Composite and S-video input cable

Software included

Record Direct to HDD & DVD

Recording compression Mpeg 2 & AVI

Time Slip Capability

Built-in Analog (NTSC) tuner supporting

480I

Built- in Digital (ATSC) tuner supporting

• 480P, 720P, 1080I

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Introduction

TV Anywhere ATSC Tuner is a hardware compression, plug-n-play real-time Audio / Video capture device with

USB 2.0 interface to your laptop or PC. You can preview, record, or playback audio/video from a VCR, camcorder, or DVD on your PC. The A/V input can be captured in MPEG 2 or MPEG 4 format, which subsequently can be edited, added titles and burned onto a disc to create your own VCD, SVCD or DVD titles. Video can be directly sent to iPod, PSP, or other portable media players. You can also snapshot a video to create a still image in BMP/JPG format.

USB2.0 interface provides a high-speed transmission rate so you can watch video programs at high resolution up to DVD quality. It offers a simple and easy way to get all of your old VHS tapes or movies on to VCD or DVD so you can preserve your family treasures for a lifetime.

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2). If your CPU speed is below a Pentium 4, 2.4GHz and less than 512Mbyte RAM, we recommend disabling the timeshifting feature by from Setup -> TV -> TV Settings -> Time

Shifting.

3). Hard Disk DMA should be enabled from the device properties for your hard drive. (The method for setting this varies in different operating systems.)

2. How do I enable/disable time shifting PVR functionality?

You can enable/disable time shifting feature by turn off Setup -

> TV -> TV Settings -> Time Shifting.

3. What kind of video file formats can TotalMedia play?

MPEG1/2, MPEG4, ASF, WMV, MP4, 3GPP, 3G 2, MOV,

DVR-MS, DV-AVI, AVI

4. How can I schedule recording a TV show and then automatically transfer it to my mobile phone?

First, you need to go to TV -> Schedule Recording to select the time and channel of the desired show. Then click on the To Go module and use Schedule Sync to set up synchronization on the folder the file will be saved in at a time after the show is recorded. The end result will have your TV show available on your mobile device without further action by you.

5. Can I transfer my recorded TV show to my Apple iPod and Sony PSP?

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Note: If you’re capturing video from a DV camcorder, you will be prompted to choose a recording format (DV-

AVI or MPEG-2). Depending on your choice, various options will be available. You can also capture a single frame as a still image by clicking "Capture Frame."

TOTALMEDIA FAQ

1. What are the best settings to watch TV on my system?

1). If your graphics display adapter meets the following requirements:

ATI Radeon 7200 or above

nVidia Geforce MX 440 or above

Intel 82865 or above

Then you can turn on DX-VA under Setup -> General ->

Display Settings ->

Hardware Acceleration.

If your graphics display adapter does not meet the above requirements, disable DX-VA and 3D transitions. To watch

HDTV on your computer requires a high performance CPU

(Pentium 4, 2.4GHz with

512Mbyte RAM).

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Features

Hardware compression ensures best picture and sound quality during recording and playback.

Hardware compression ensures perfect synchronization between video and audio during playback of an hour-long prerecorded program.

Since all compression work is done by the ATSC Tuner, it relieves your PC from hefty mathematic operations that afflicts most other software compression boxes, and therefore ensures a glitch-free recording/playback even if your PC does not have a latest-generation CPU inside.

External USB 2.0 plug-n-play video/audio capture box, no power adapter needed.

Composite Video or S-Video input; supports NTSC, PAL

and SECAM input system. Stereo audio input.

Bundled with capture and playback software ArcSoft

TotalMedia™

High video resolution up to DVD quality.

Support resolution up to 720x480(NTSC)/720x576(PAL) at

30 and 25 frame/sec. respectively.

Full screen Preview and adjustable window size

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System Requirements

Windows

Pentium 4, 1.2 GHz or equivalent

150 MB free hard drive space for program installation

256 MB RAM (512 MB DDR RAM recommended)

16-bit color display at 800x600 (32 MB video memory with DirectX 3D support recommended)

DirectX 9 or above

Note:

1. For time-shifting and MPEG-2 capturing, a

Pentium IV 2.0 GHz processor (or higher) or equivalent is required.

2. To support High definition TV, the minimum requirement is one of the following video cards with DX-VA (video card hardware acceleration) enabled:

ATI Radeon 7200 or above

• nVidia Geforce MX 440 or above

Intel 82865 or above

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Video Capture Module

Capture video from your camcorder,

VCR, or other supported device.

Follow the onscreen prompts to get your video ready for recording. When you're ready, click

"Next."

Before you begin to capture video, you may wish to verify your capture settings. Click the Settings. Enter a file name for the video you are about to capture (click the

“A_” button to access a virtual keyboard).

Set the capture duration.

To automatically burn your video to disc after it has been captured, check the "Automatically create a disc..." box.

When you're ready to begin capturing video, click "Capture."

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From "View" you can choose either "Detail" or

"Thumbnail". "Detail" view includes file names, dates and other information. "Thumbnail" view shows the file thumbnail. You can set a different frame in the video as the thumbnail in the Edit

Video section.

Use the "Sort" feature to present your video files in order by file name, file size or date.

Additional options include:

Capture - Allows you to capture video from supported capture devices.

Burn To Disc - Allows you to create a VCD or DVD from your video files.

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Connecting the Hardware

This guide is meant to get you set up and watching your video and audio content in minutes.

ATSC Tuner to your computer.

2. Insert the CD in your CD-ROM drive, and install the TV Tuner

Driver.

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3. Select "Install from a list or specific location

[Advanced ] then Click [Next].

4. Select CD-ROM Drive, and Click [Next]. Finish the installation.

5. To watch

ATSC or Analog

TV stations, connect the antenna to the

ATSC Tuner using the adaptor.

An additional USB port is required for the amplified antenna.

6. To record video and audio directly into your computer, connect the A/V cable to the ATSC Tuner.

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Video Playback Module

This area enables you to play video files stored on your computer, capture video and burn your video files to disc.

The video files shown here belong to the folder listed at the top of the page. Click the "Up One

Level" button to go up one folder level in the directory.

Click to check the video file you want.

Select any video file to play it and use the buttons on floating toolbar to control playback.

There is a preview window at the bottom left corner of the screen. You can click the button next to it to switch to full screen mode. Press

"Esc" to exit full screen.

To trim the video, click the scissors icon to the right of your selection.

To rename the video file, click the "A_" icon to access a virtual keyboard.

Click the Delete (trash can) icon to delete the file.

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After configuration is complete, you can use your remote control to change channels, or use the channel controls

(+/- button) in the floating toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

You may pause and rewind TV (while you’re watching) using both the remote control and the toolbar.

Full Screen -

Displays the video over the entire program display areatypically the entire screen. You can click the

Full Screen button to switch into full screen mode. Press

"Esc" or double-click the mouse to go back to a normal window.

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Software Installation

1.

Insert the ATSC CD into the computer if it is not already, and navigate to your CD-ROM Drive.

Double Click on the Setup.exe file

2.

Follow the Instructions for choosing a language.

3. Choose Complete Installation, and continue through the installation process.

4. You may need to install DirectX on your computer if it is not installed already.

5. Continue to click Yes or Next to complete the remaining steps for ArcSoft TotalMedia

Installation.

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ArcSoft TotalMedia

ArcSoft TotalMedia is an all-in-one multimedia application that allows you to access and work with digital photos, home videos, recorded TV programs, home movies, radio and your digital music library right from your TV or home computer.

TotalMedia is divided into several sections or modules.

In this Quickstart Guide we will cover the most relevant sections which pertain to the Sima ATSC Tuner.

The Complete TotalMedia Manual is included in PDF

Format on the Installation CDROM.

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TV Module

This section lets you view and edit the settings for TV recording. When you watch TV for the first time, the application will prompt you to configure the TV signal.

The settings is divided into four steps:

1. Select your region.

2. Select video device.

3. Click "Start" to scan for available channels.

4. Set up two tuners. After setting up one tuner, if there is another tuner in your PC, you can repeat the steps for the second tuner.

Choose the options you want from the various pull-down lists. The program also provides "Previous" and "Next" buttons to switch between setup pages.

When you're ready, click "Finish".

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