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FANTEC
HDMI-miniTV
User’s Manual
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ................................................................................................ 3
1.1 Preface ................................................................................................ 3
1.2 Packing List ......................................................................................... 3
1.3 Caution ................................................................................................ 3
1.4 Connection .......................................................................................... 5
1.5 First Time Usage.................................................................................. 7
2. About the Player......................................................................................... 7
2.1 Remote Control.................................................................................... 7
2.2 Front Panel .......................................................................................... 9
2.3 Rear Panel ........................................................................................... 9
3. Setup Menu................................................................................................. 9
3.1 General Setup...................................................................................... 9
3.2 Video Setup ....................................................................................... 10
3.3 Audio Setup ....................................................................................... 11
3.4 Photo Setup ....................................................................................... 11
3.5 Firmware Version ............................................................................... 11
4. Media Playback ........................................................................................ 12
4.1 Video List ........................................................................................... 13
4.2 Music List ........................................................................................... 14
4.3 Photo List ........................................................................................... 14
4.4 Slide Show ......................................................................................... 15
4.5 File List .............................................................................................. 15
4.6 DVD Playback.................................................................................... 15
5. Upgrading the Firmware .......................................................................... 16
6. Appendixes ............................................................................................... 17
6.1 Specifications ..................................................................................... 17
6.2 Frequently Asked Questions .............................................................. 17
6.3 Copyrights and Trademarks ............................................................... 18
6.4 Warranty ............................................................................................ 19
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1. Introduction
1.1 Preface
Thank you very much for purchasing the product. We hope you will enjoy using it as a great
home entertainment partner. The FANTEC HDMI-miniTV has the following functionality.
Video Playback
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supports AVI, VOB, MPG, DAT, MP4 files with corresponding codec:
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP, XviD (resolution up to D1 quality).
Music Playback
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supports MP3, WMA (DRM, Pro and Advanced Profile not supported)
Photo Playback
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supports JPG/JPEG files.
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supports slide show mode.
USB HOST
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direct playback files from USB pen drive and external USB HDD.
Card Reader
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supports memory cards: SD/MMC/MS.
We hope that this product will bring you a lot of enjoyment. We are committed to apply
multimedia technology in your work, entertainment, family, daily life, car and everywhere!
Welcome to us. Thank you again for choosing our product.
1.2 Packing List
Part
Quantity
Player
1
A/V cable
1
Remote Control
1
AC/DC adaptor
1
User Manual (printed)
1
Note:
The actual contents in the package might be different from the packing list in this manual.
1.3 Caution
This player’s design and manufacture has your safety in mind. In order to safely and effectively
use this player, please read the following before usage.
1.3.1 Usage cautions
User should not modify this player. If commercial hard disk is being used, the environmental
temperature should be within +5℃ ~ +35℃.
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1.3.2 Power
The player’s power voltage: DC 5V.
When using this player, please connect the supplied AC adapter or AC adapter cable to the
player’s power jack. When placing the adapter cable, make sure it can not get damaged or be
subject to pressure. To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the adapter first before
cleaning it. Never connect the adapter to the player in a humid or dusty area. Do not replace
the adapter or cable’s wire or connector.
1.3.3 Radio interference/compatibility
- If not properly shielded, almost all electronic devices will get radio interference. Under some
conditions, your player might get interference.
- The design of this player has followed the FCC/CE standard, and has followed the following
rules:
(1) This player may not cause harmful interference;
(2) This player could accept some interference received including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
1.3.4 Repair
If the player has a problem, you should take it to an appointed repair center and let the
specialists do the repair, never repair the player yourself, you might damage the player or
endanger yourself or your data.
1.3.5 Disposing of the player
When you dispose of the player, be sure to dispose it appropriately. Some countries may
regulate disposal of electrical device, please consult with your local authority.
1.3.6 Others
When using this player, please do not let the player come into contact with water or other liquid.
If water is accidentally spilled on the player, please use a dry cloth to absorb the spillage.
Electronic products are vulnerable, when using please avoid shaking or hitting the player, and
do not press the buttons too hard.
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Do not let the player come into contact with water or other liquid.
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Do not disassemble the player, repair the player or change the design of the player, any
damage done will not be included in the repair policy.
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Do not press the buttons of the player too hard.
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Avoid hitting the player with hard object, avoid shaking the player, and stay away from
magnetic fields.
—
During electrostatic discharge and the strong electromagnetic field, the product will
malfunction, then unplug the power cable and the product will return to normal
performance next time it is powered on.
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1.4 Connection
1.4.1 USB Mass Storage Device (like USB Pen Drive, MP3 player, USB HDD, etc.)
(1) Make sure the player is powered on.
(2) Plug in the USB Pen Drive or USB HDD or other USB devices to the USB HOST port of this
player.
1.4.2 Memory cards
Memory cards can be used by inserting to the card slot.
(1) Make sure the player is powered on.
(2) Insert your memory card (SD/MMC/MS) to the card slot of this player properly.
1.4.3 TV connection
1.4.3.1 A/V OUT
(1) Follow the picture and plug in the connector to the player’s A/V OUT jack.
(2) Follow the picture and plug in the 3 color connector to the TV’s A/V IN jack.
In this way, you can enjoy the content in the player on TV or other display devices.
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1.4.3.2 HDMI
(1) Follow the picture and plug one connector on your HDMI cable to the player’s HDMI jack.
(2) Follow the picture and plug the other connector on your HDMI cable to the TV’s HDMI jack.
In this way, you can have the highest quality video and audio via a single cable.
1.4.4 Power connection
(1) Follow the picture and connect the AC adaptor to the player’s DC IN jack.
(2) Follow the picture and plug in the AC adaptor to the power outlet.
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1.5 First Time Usage
1. Power on
Plug in the power cord to DC IN jack on the player and the POWER indicator on the front panel
will turn blue.
2. Power off
In playback mode press the POWER button of the remote control and the player will enter
standby mode and the POWER indicator will turn red.
3. Language control
The system language of this player can be set to English or other languages. In setup menu,
the selected language will take effect immediately.
2. About the Player
2.1 Remote Control
All procedures in this manual can be carried out using the remote control.
See the following for details on each button and its function:
1. POWER
2. HOME
3.DEVICE
4. TOOL
5. UP
6. LEFT
7. PLAY / PAUSE
8. DOWN
9. PREV
10. STOP
11. NEXT
12. TV SYS.
13. VOL -
14. VOL +
15. RIGHT
16. BACK
17. MUTE
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No.
Button
Function
1
POWER
Press to power off or enter the standby mode.
2
HOME
Press to return to the main interface.
3
DEVICE
Press to select the device or partition you wish to browse.
4
TOOL
Press to activate / hide tool bar in playback mode.
5
UP
Press to move the highlight up when navigating menus.
Press to disable the buttons in tool bar while in file list mode.
6
LEFT
Press to move the highlight left when navigating menus;
Press to enable the buttons in tool bar while in file list mode.
7
PLAY / PAUSE Play / Pause.
8
DOWN
Press to move the highlight down when navigating menus;
Press to disable the buttons in tool bar while in file list mode.
9
PREV
Press to go to previous chapter / file, or page up on list.
10
STOP
Press to stop playback.
11
NEXT
Press to go to next chapter / file, or page down on list.
12
TV SYS.
Press to switch video output modes.
13
VOL -
Press to decrease the volume.
14
VOL +
Press to increase the volume.
15
RIGHT
Press to move the highlight right when navigating menus;
Press to enable the buttons in tool bar while in file list mode.
16
BACK
Press to go back to upper directory.
17
MUTE
Press to mute audio output, and press again to resume.
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2.2 Side Panel
1. Card Slot
2. USB HOST port (B-Type)
2.3 Rear Panel
1. A/V OUT jack
2. HDMI jack
3. DC IN jack
3. Setup Menu
The Setup Menu allows you to configure video, audio, photo and system settings. Select
Setup icon in the main interface to enter this Menu.
3.1 General Setup
This section allows you to setup OSD Language and other system settings.
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OSD
To select and change the system language. It supports English, French, German,
Language
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch.
File Sorting
To select and change the file sorting method. The sorting method contains: A to Z, Z to
A, Recent date, Oldest date.
Auto Start
You can turn Auto Start on/off. While Auto Start is set to on, your player will play the
media files in your storage device automatically next time when you reconnect your
storage device. The Auto Start method contains: All, Photo and music, Photo and video.
Defaults
Restore to factory settings.
Main Page
Back to the main setup menu.
3.2 Video Setup
This section allows you to configure the video settings.
TV Mode
To set the ratio of the TV display
TV Type
To set the TV system
Resolution
To set the video output mode: 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i
Divx Subtitle
You can turn subtitle on/off
Subtitle Color
You can select the color of the subtitle
Subtitle Background
You can select the color of the subtitle background
Main Page
Back to the main setup menu
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3.3 Audio Setup
This section allows you to configure the audio settings.
Audio Output
Select to set Analog, RAW, or PCM
Main Page
Back to the main setup menu
3.4 Photo Setup
This section allows you to configure the photo settings.
Thumbnail Digest
You can turn Thumbnail Digest on/off
Interval Time
To set the interval time of photo slide show : 1s, 3s, 5s, or 10 seconds
Transition Mode
To set the transition effect of photo slide show
Main Page
Back to the main setup menu
3.5 Firmware Version
This section displays the firmware version.
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4. Media Playback
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Main Interface
In the main interface, use the direction keys to select and enter different mode. The main
interface contains: Photo, Music, Movie, File and Setup.
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Select the device
Select the Device icon on the remote control to enter this menu, then you can select the
device or partition you wish to browse.
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4.1 Video List
Select the Video icon in the main interface to enter this menu, and all of the supported video
files stored in the device will be displayed. In video list, press the LEFT button to enable the
buttons in the tool bar.
Press the UP / DOWN button to select a video file you wish to play, and press the PLAY /
PAUSE button to begin the playback.
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You can access the following functions during playback:
z
TOOL: Press to activate or hide the tool bar during playback.
z
PREV/NEXT: Press to go to previous/next file.
z
STOP: Press to stop the playback.
4.2 Music List
Select the Music icon on the main interface to enter this menu, and all of the supported audio
files stored on the device will be displayed.
Press the UP / DOWN button to select a music track you wish to play. In music list, press the
LEFT button to enable the buttons in the tool bar.
4.3 Photo List
Select the Photo icon on the main interface to enter this menu and all of the supported
pictures stored on the device will be displayed.
Press the UP / DOWN button to select a photo you wish to browse and press the PLAY /
PAUSE button to begin the playback.
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You can access the following functions during playback:
z
TOOL: Press to activate or hide the tool bar during playback.
z
PREV/NEXT: Press to go to previous/next file.
z
STOP: Press to stop the playback.
4.4 Slide Show
In photo list or music list press the slide show button in the tool bar to activate the photo slide
show with background music.
4.5 File List (Recommended Navigation)
Select the File icon on the main interface to enter this menu, and all the folders and supported
media files will be displayed. Press the LEFT button to enable the buttons in the tool bar.
Press the UP / DOWN button to select a file you wish to browse, and press the PLAY / PAUSE
button to begin the playback.
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4.6 DVD Playback
DVD files stored on the portable HDD can be played directly on the player. Enter the folder,
make sure the cursor stops on the Play DVD folder icon and press the PLAY / PAUSE button
on the remote control to begin playback.
Press the navigational buttons to select options while navigating the DVD root menu. You can
access the following functions during playback:
z
HOME: Press to return to the root menu during playback.
z
TOOL: Press to activate/hide the tool bar during playback.
z
PREV/NEXT: Press to go to previous/next chapter.
z
STOP: Press to stop the playback.
With the buttons in the tool bar, you can switch the audio languages, subtitle, etc.
Note: The VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS directories need to be copied together into the same
folder on the portable HDD.
5. Upgrading the Firmware
The firmware is the operating system (OS) installed on the device. Firmware upgrades can
bring new features, improvements and bug fixes.
Download the latest firmware from our official website www.fantec.eu . The following points
show the necessary steps for upgrading the firmware.
1. The file used for upgrade is named “bank30.rom”. Copy it to a memory card or an
external USB device.
2. Connect the device to the player, locate the upgrading file in the FILE LIST and select
PLAY / PAUSE button to start the upgrade procedure.
The upgrading process will take about 1 minute, please be patient. When it is finished, the blue
indicator on the front cover will turn red, please unplug the power cord and then plug it in again
to power interface on the player.
Note:
Do not cut off the power supply during installation.
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6. Appendixes
6.1 Specifications
Format: AVI, DVD IFO (VOB), MPG, DAT, DIVX, XVID
Video
Codec: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP
Resolution: Up to 720x576 (PAL), 720x480 (NTSC)
Subtitle: SRT, SSA, SMI, SUB
Format: MP3, WMA (DRM, Pro and Advanced Profile not supported)
Audio
Codec: MP2, MP3, PCM, LPCM
Compression rate: MP3: 32 Kbps~320 Kbps; WMA: 32 Kbps~192 Kbps
Photo
A/V Output
JPG/JPEG (576i/576p/720p/1080i) up to 5120 x 3840 Pixel
Slide Show support
Video: Composite, Component, HDM I up to 720p/1080i
Audio: Stereo RCA, HDMI
TV System
PAL, NTSC
USB Interface
USB 2.0 HOST port x 1
Card Reader
SD/SDHC/MMC/MS up to 8GB
File System
FAT32, NTFS
Operating
+5°C to +35°C
Temperature
Power
AC-DC Adapter 5V, 1.5A
Dimension
86x86x22 mm
Note: The specifications and design of this product are subject to change without notice.
6.2 Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1.Why my player cannot play photo slide show with background music?
Answer:
Make sure your photo and music files are supported, enter the photo list or music list, move the
cursor on the photo or music file, then press the slide show button in the tool bar to activate
the photo slide show with background music.
Question 2.Why my player cannot play DVD?
Answer:
Make sure the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS directories are copied to the same folder.
Question 3. My files have disappeared from the player.
Answer:
Make sure your files are supported and browse your files via the correct Browser mode which
means correct filtered view such as VIDEO, MUSIC, PHOTO or FILE.
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Question 4. Why do some supported photo formats, cannot be shown in the photo
function?
Answer:
In the JPEG format there are different modes. The player doesn’t support all the modes. So
you have to change your photo format first as follow:
(1) Use Photoshop to open the photo;
(2) Choose ”File” then “save as” from the menu, as the picture on the left hand side shows,
select the picture format as JPEG, input the file name and click the “save” icon;
(3) After click on the “save” icon, a new window will appear as the picture on the right hand
side shows, select “Baseline (standard)” or “Baseline optimized”;
(4) Click the “OK” icon.
Question 5. How can I format a portable HDD (above 32 GB) into a FAT32 partition?
Answer:
Windows 2000/XP/VISTA can view a FAT32 partition, but the format tool in Windows
2000/XP/VISTA is limited to format FAT32 partitions up to the capacity of 32GB. If you need to
format any FAT32 partition beyond the capacity of 32GB, please use other third party format
tools, like Norton Partition Magic 8.0® or CompuApps SwissKnife®.
6.3 Copyrights and Trademarks
Copyrights
All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or
by any means, whether by electronically or mechanically, without the express written
permission from the copyright holder.
Copyrighted materials, such as software, music files, or movies, are protected by local law, and
may not be illegally copied or used without permission from the copyright owner.
Trademarks
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.
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6.4 Warranty
What your warranty does not cover:
-Acts of nature, such as fire, static discharge.
-Damage from unauthorized repair, alteration or accident.
-Damage from misuse or neglect.
-A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or
other commercial purposes.
-Loss of customer’s software, firmware, information, or memory data.
-Improper handling or installation.
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