Geniatech X8550A Quick Installation Manual

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PCI Express Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A
Quick Installation Guide
Introduction
Defining the PCI Express Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A
Important Notice: “All channels are subject to coverage and may be changed from time to time.
Reception may depend on the type and condition of your existing aerial. Aerial upgrade may be
required. Please confirm coverage in your area.” We strongly recommend that you install an
outdoors antenna when you use the DTV receiver indoors.
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Note:
1. Terrestrial digital wireless broadcast signal may be affected
by topography, objects and weather. This would cause a poor
signal quality. Therefore, we strongly suggest you to use a
rooftop antenna when received indoors.
2. This product is moveable but not be suitable of using in a high
speed moving environment. Please check other associated
products for these requirements.
3. When you use the function of pre-recording, real time recor-
ding, or time shifting, please make sure you have enough hard
disk space to save huge recording data.
4. In order to operate properly, please follow the user manual
and suggestive setup. Improper operations may cause the
system unstable or crash. Before you remove hard disk de-
vices, please check other related application has been closed.
We reserves the right to add or delete the application and its
functions; all new release drivers and application will be men:
tioned in our website. We are not responsible for fürther notice
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Defining X8550A
X8550A is a small board that is plugged into a PCI Express slot of your computer. It’s fully
compatible with your desktop PC use. Let you enjoy digital (FTA) Radio and TV programs and
Analog TV programs.
Feature
e Advanced TV Application
Supports Digital HDTV for ATSC QAM& Analog TV for NTSC
Rewind and fast forward live TV shows with Always Time Shifting recording
Electronic Program Guide (EPG, by 3” party software)
Support HDTV Receiving up to 1920 X 1080i
e Listen to ATSC digital radio
Receive digital radio stations from your PC
Automatic station searching
Create favorite stations for convenient listening
e Digital Personal Video Recording
Schedule TV recording and save directly to your PC's hard drive
Installing the Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A device
Summary
In this chapter the system requirements and the installation of the Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A device are
described.
System requirements
Recommended OS system (Watching TV and recording)
_ IBM compatible PC with Pentium 4, 2.0GHz or above,
_ At least 256 MB RAM, 512 MB RAM recommended
_ At least 30MB free hard disc space
. Sound Blaster compatible audio card
_ 3D graphic card recommended (with hardware overlay support, up to date Drivers)
. One free PCI Express interface
. Sound card for audio
. Supported operating systems:
Windows 2000 Professional/Server (Service Pack 4 required)
Windows XP Home/Professional (Service Pack 2 required)
Windows Vista
. Additional requirements:
DirectX 9 or higher
MediaPlayer 9 or higher
At least 10GB hard disc space or above, that's necessary for DVR functionality
Additional system requirements for PCI Express devices
‚ 1 available PCI Express slot for each PCI Express сага (do not use the one directly under AGP
graphic card connector).
If you use a multiple number of PCI Express cards, you have to calculate with a current of 4A on the 5V
rail for each of the used PCI Express Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A PCI Express card.
Recommended system requirements for HDTV reception
. Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A
‚ IBM compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP CPU with 2400MHz or above
. 3D AGP or PCI express graphic card recommended (with MPEG2 hardware acceleration, hardware
overlay support and up to date drivers)
. Recommended operating systems:
Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 required)
Windows XP Home/Professional (Service Pack 2 required)
Windows Vista
Important information
For best results, a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels with 16 bit color dept or higher is recommended
for use with DTV applications. A screen resolution of at least 1280x1024 pixels with 24 bit color dept or
higher is recommended for HDTV.
You should update all your system drivers (main board, graphics, sound and network adapter drivers) to
the current version before installing the driver for the DTV-PC TV device. You also should update your
operating system with all service packs and hot fixes available.
Package contents
X8550A ATSC/QAM Hybrid Device x1
Remote x1
Remote receiving cable x1
Low-profile bracket (optional)
Multi-Function Cable x1
Antenna x1
Quick installation Guide x1
CD (Driver and Application Software)
Installation of the Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A Device
Installation of the PCI Express device
To install the Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A PCI Express board make certain that the computer is turned off.
Precede the following steps to install the PCI Express card into your PC system:
1. Turn off the PC.
2. Open the case of your computer to expose the PCI Express slots.
3. Now you have to choose a free PCI Express slot. If possible choose a different slot than the slot next to
your AGP connector.
4. Unscrew the metal dust protector of the slot you have chosen.
5. Put the Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A board into the PCI E slot.
Figure 2.1: Inserting the DTV board into a PCI EXPRESS slot
6. Tighten the screw on the Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A board.
7. Repeat the steps 3 to 6 for any additional PCI Express card you want to install.
8. Close the case of your computer case.
Your Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A hardware is installed now.
Installing the driver and software
Summary
In this chapter the installation of Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A PCI EXPRESS is exemplary described
for the operating system Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. The installation for the other
operating systems as Windows 2000 is similar.
Install the driver
Turn on the PC. Insert the install CD to CD ROM. Then plug the X8550A into one of the PCIE
port:
Step1: When you start your computer for the first time after installing the Hybrid ATSC/QAM X8550A PCI
Express card, the message “Found New Hardware” appears. Please choose “Cancel”.
Found New Hardware Wizard
This wizard helps you install software hor
Multimedia Video Controller
+) If your hardware came with an installation CD
2 or floppy disk, insert it now.
What do vou want the wizard to do?
O) Install from a list or specific location [Advanced]
Click Next to continue.
в < Back IL Next > | r Cancel
Step2: When insert CD, OS will promote setup automatically
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Hybrid PCI-E TV Card
Software Install
Users Guide
Utility
Exit
Step3: Run “Software Install” Computer will now automatically show an install page, click
“Next”
Drv - InstallShield Wizard Хх
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Drv
The InstallShield® Wizard wall install Drv on your computer.
To continue, click Next
| Cancel
Step4:Click “Install” to continue installation driver
Drv - InstallShield Wizard
Ready to Install the Program
The wizard ts ready to begin installation.
Click Install to begin the installation.
IF you want to review or change any of your installation settings, click Back. Click Cancel to eat
the wizard.
| Cancel
Step5: OS will promote to install devices, Click “Continue Anyway”
Software Installation Hardware Installation
1 \ The software vou are installing has not passed Windows Logo 1 \ The software you ane instaling for this hardware:
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testing to verify its compatibility with Windows =P. [Tell me why |
this testing is important, ] Hybrid АТЭСИЗАМ PCI Express
Continuing your installation of this software may impair has not passed Windows Logo testing to vente Из compatibility
or destabilize the correct operation of pour system with Windows ХР. [Tell ne whe this testing is importan]
either immediately or in the future. Microsoft strongly
recommends that you stop this installation now and Contimuing your installation of this software may imp-aar
contact the software vendor for software that has où destabilize the correct operation of your system
passed Windows Logo testing. esther immediately or an the future. Microsell strongly
commande that you stop this installation now ar
contact the hardware vendor los soflware thal haz
passed Windows Logo besting.
| | STOP Installation | Continue Arguay | | STOP Instalation
Step6: Click “Finish” to completely install the Driver Software
Drv - InstallSmeld Wizard
Dry Setup
Setup has completed installing Drv.
Click Finish to exit Ory зефир.
Installing TotalMedia
Step7: Installation of Total Media, Choose setup languag
Choose Setup Language 23
Select the language for this installation from
ee i he choices below.
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Steps: Click “Next” to continue installation
ArcSoft TotalMedia 3.5 ES
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for
TotalMedia
The InstallShield® Wizard will install TotalmMedia on your
computer, To continue, click Next
Step9: Click “Yes” and then it will install “Arcsoft TotalMedia”
ArcSoft TotalMedia 3.5
License Agreement
Please read the following license agreement carefully. Mars ArcS H A
Press the PAGE DOWN key to see the rest of the agreement.
End User License Agreement A
The followeng is a legal software hcense agreement between you, the software end user,
and ArcSoft, Inc. Carefully read this icense agreement before using the relevant ArcSoft
software ("Software") Installing the Software on a computer or other hardware device
Indicates that vou have read this boense agreement and agree to its Terms.
1. Grant of License. This license permits vou to use one copy of the Software included in
this package or product on any single computer. For each software licensee, the program
can be “in use" on only one computer or hardware device at any given time. The wt
Do you accept all the tems of the preceding License Agreement? Ifyou choose No, the
setup will close, To install TotalMedia, you must accept this agreement
< Back | Yes | No |
Step10: If you want to change the destination folder, please click “Browse” and click “next”
(Recommended is better)
ArcSoft TotalMedia 3.5
Choose Destination Location
Select folder where Setup will install hles. MAS H я
Setup wall install TotalMedia in the following folder.
To install to this folder, chck Next. To install to a different folder, click Browse and select
another folder.
Destinabon Folder
C:\Program Files áreSoftT otalMedia 3,5
Step11: Please click “Next”
ArcSoft TotalMedia 3.5
Select Program Folder
Please select a program folder,
Setup wall add program icons to the Program Folder listed below. You may type a mew folder
name, or select one from the existing folders list Click Nest to continue.
Program Folders:
ArcSoft TotalMedia :
Existing Folders:
Azcessonet
Administatwe Tools
Catalyst Control Center
Games
Startup
VIA
< Back | Next > | Cancel
Step12: Program starts to copy files.
ArcSoft TotalMedia 3.5
Setup Status
TotalMedia Setup is pestorming the requested operations.
Installing: TotalMedia 3.5
| Cancel |
Step13: Click “Finish”, the Arcsoft TotalMedia software is installed on your computer.
ArcSoft TotalMedia 3.5
InstallShield Wizard Complete
The InstallShield ‘Wizard has successfully installed TotalMedia.
Click. Finish to exit the wizand
Please be sure ho restart the system before running the
software for the first time.
Step14: Click “Next” to continue installation “IR Receive”
InstallShield Wizard lx]
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for T¥ IH
The Install5held* Wizard wall install TY IR on your
computer, To continue, click Next
Step15: If you want to change the destination folder, please click “Browse” and click “Next”
(Recommended is better)
InstallShield Wizard
Choose Destination Location
Select folder where Setup will install hles.
Setup wall install TV IR м the followang folder.
To install to this folder, chck Next. To install to a different folder, click Browse and select
another folder.
Destination Folder
C:\Program Files IRReceive! Browse... |
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Step16: Click “Finish”, the “IR Receive” software is installed on your computer.
InstallShield Wizard
InstallS held Wizard Complete
Setup has finished installing TW IR on pour computer,
Step17: You will see that ATSC application icons will appear on your desktop.
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Step18: You will see that Remote application icons will appear on your desktop.
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Step19: When all finished, please check on Control panel, select "System’— System
properties”—“Device Manager”, you can see one device installed.
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+ № Monitors
+ № Network adapters
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+ 3$ Processors
+ (E SCSI and RAID controllers
2%. Sound, video and game controllers
©), Audio Codecs
LN Hybrid ATSC Gah PCI Express
®). Legacy Audio Drivers
©). Legacy Video Capture Devices
©. Media Control Devices
@). Realtek AC'97 Audio For VIA (R) Audio Controller
8). video Codecs
+ System devices
+ Universal Serial Bus controllers
Arcsoft Total Media Users
How to use TotalMedia, you can get online help.
Connection
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Remote Control Button List
Total Media ln Hand
TV/AV: Switch between S-Video, Composite, and TV
TotalMedia: Open/Close TotalMedia Software
0 - 9: Channel Number Keys
ESC: Return
MUTE: On/Off volume mute
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Up
Down
Left
Right
OK
7,8
CH+/CH-: Channel Up/Channel Down
9, 10
VOL-/VOL+: Volume Down/Volume Up
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Record: Record/Stop recording the current program
Play: Play a recorded program
Pause: Pause a program
Stop: Stops pre-recorded viewing and returns to live TV
Forward: Forward the current movie clip
Rewind: Rewind the current movie clip
Time-Shift: Time-Shift function
Snapshot: Takes a picture of what is on screen
Show/Hide Control Center: Show/hides the display panel
Full Screen/Restore: Switches from full screen to the
default screen
Shuffle: TV wall function
Power: Turns computer off
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Trouble shooting
1. Can not lock any program channel when auto scan.
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2.
3.
4.
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1. Please check if there is ATSC broad casting program in your area;
2. Please check if your signal condition is too weak, try to move the antenna around and
re-scan again, it is better to move the antenna near the window
3. Please check you connect the antenna and tightly
4. Please check you select right country in the Total Media software scan function page.
5. Please try to use an outdoor antenna and scan once more.
. | do find some channels, but this time | get fewer channels than last time
. Maybe you moved antenna's position or angle, try to find the better position and keep the
antenna vertical
The weather also can also affect your receiving signal quality, if the weather is bad today, that
is the reason
In some new start ATSC broadcasting area, the provider of ATSC broadcasting may change
their broadcasting power day by day, try to find the best power strength.
If you put a CAN of cola on the antenna, that will make signal weak, please move them away.
. When | watch program, Screen blacked out when playing or freezes on first picture.
Unfortunately, you are in a weak signal condition. You can see that from the Yellow light on the
top of X8550A. The reason is same as question 2.
4. Video playing but Audio failed
Please check the sound card or the volume setting.
5. Remote control does not work
1. Check remote controller batteries.
2. Check remote receiver: the light will be on when receive, that is showing it is getting signal.
3. Check if you are in 5m between the Remote Receiver, don't keep to far away.
4. Please point the receive window, that is to say, the angle of the receiving and sending is
important
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. Watching TV some time freeze or slow, also audio stroke
. Please check your PC is not Pentium 3 or 2, X8550A need a high CPU to decoding ATSC
stream
Please check you VGA driver is properly installed and updated
Please don't run other high CPU loading software such as game and CAD.
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