VideoMate V220/V220F Analog Standalone TV Box Start Up Guide

VideoMate V220/V220F Analog Standalone TV Box Start Up Guide
VideoMate V220/V220F
Analog Standalone TV Box
Start Up Guide
Compro Technology, Inc.
www.comprousa.com
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Table of Contents
About This Guide .............................................................. 3
VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box Contents........................ 4
Install V220/V220F TV Box with Box Stand ...................... 5
VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box Connection .................... 6
Buttons on VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box ..................... 7
Remote Control Key Definition and Use ........................... 8
VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box Using Guide .................. 9
Troubleshooting............................................................... 15
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About This Guide
This guide provides you the information on how to install and use your
VideoMate V220/V220F analog standalone TV box.
VideoMate V220/V220F analog standalone TV box lets you watch TV with
your computer monitor without driver or applications install, also the V200F
can provide FM radio listening. V220/V220F TV box provide S-video and
composite video input which allow you to connect other video devices (i.e.
DVD Player, camcorder, XBox360, PS 2, PS 3, Wii or other game console).
The maximum resolution is 1600x1200 and 1680x1050, which allows you to
have crystal clear pictures. It also supports 4:3, 5:4, 16:9, and 16:10 screen
ratio for all kinds of monitors. With the remote control that included with
V220/V220F package will greatly increase the value of the computer monitor
which also saves you from buying another TV set.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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Monitor (CRT or LCD) contains D-sub Connector and supports 640*480
resolution or above.
Speakers with stereo jack.
Analog TV cable or antenna input
Warning
It is normal for VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box become warm when it is being
used. Please place the TV Box at a place where the air flows.
VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box will only need a computer monitor to work; It
does not require to connect to computer nor turn on the computer to work
properly.
Please do not use other adaptor except the one included in the package to
V220/V220F prevent damaging V220/V220F. Damaged V220/V220F by using
wrong adaptor will not be cover from the warranty.
VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box Contents
V220/V220F
TV Box
Start Up Guide
FM Antenna
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TV Box
stand
Power Adaptor
Remote Control
9-pin Mini-DIN
to 15-pin D-sub
Cable
AAA batteries
Audio Cable
Install V220/V220F TV Box with Box Stand
Step 1
Step 3
Step 2
Step 4
VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box Connection
FM Antenna Input
(V220F only)
Power Adaptor
Line-Out to Speaker
Line-In from the Line-Out
connector of sound card
Connect to monitor by
VGA cable
Connect from TV box to
VGA card by 9-pin
Mini-DIN to 15-pin D-Sub
cable in the package
Analog TV
Cable/Antenna Input
S-Video Input
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Composite
Video Input
Stereo Audio
Input (L/R)
Buttons on VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box
Power On/Off
Source Switch
TVÆAV (Composite) ÆS-videoÆFM
Open OSD Menu
Volume Up
Volume Down
Channel Up
Channel Down
Remote Control Key Definition and Use
Power
Power On/Off
Mute
Mute
Sleep
Sleep mode
(OFFÆ30Æ60Æ90Æ120 minutes)
PIP
Picture In Picture On/Off and
screen size select
Ch. Surf
9 Channels preview
Set Fav.
Set to favorite channel list
Resolution
Switch Resolution
PIP Audio
Switch audio between
TV and PC in PIP mode
Exit
* Exit OSD Menu
* Display info
* Pause live TV screen
* Exit PIP to TV mode
Volume Up / Direction key “Up”
Volume Down / Direction key “Down”
Channel Up / Direction key “Right”
Channel Down / Direction key “Left”
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OK
* Confirm / Open OSD Menu
* Switch PIP mode in PIP:
Open (default): Channel/Volume
up/down
Close: Direction key to move TV
screen on windows’ desktop
Fav. Up
Favorite channel list up
Fav. Down
Favorite channel list down
Source
Source Switch
(TVÆAV(Composite)ÆS-VideoÆFM)
SAP
Stereo/SAP/Mono
0-9
Number Keys
100
Number Key
Recall
Return to last channel
VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box Using Guide
Using at the first time
Please refer to the above for correct setup to use V220/V220F TV box. After
you have connected the power adaptor, you can press the power switch to turn
on the TV box and you will see the green LED light beside the power button.
The default TV settings will be your local country and TV system, and you can
change it from OSD menu later. Now you may enjoy the TV shows on your
monitor.
If you have connect V220/V220F TV box to your computer’s video card, press
the power button on the TV box to switch between TV and PC signal.
Order of the Sources: TV Æ AV (Composite) Æ S-Video Æ FM Æ TV…
VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box supports 60 and 75 Hz with 9 resolutions from
below. The default setting is 1024*768 @ 60Hz.
Resolution 1 -> 640*480 (4:3)
Resolution 2 -> 800*600 (4:3)
Resolution 3 -> 1024*768 (4:3)
Resolution 4 -> 1280*720 (16:9)
Resolution 5 -> 1280*1024 (5:4)
Resolution 6 -> 1400*1050 (4:3)
Resolution 7 -> 1440*900 (16:10)
Resolution 8 -> 1600*1200 (4:3)
Resolution 9 -> 1680*1050 (16:10)
To change resolution, please open up menu and select the resolution you want.
Refer to later instruction for more detail. “Resolution” button from the remote
controller can also switch the resolution.
If using PIP feature, the refresh rates in Windows support resolutions below:
Resolution
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1280 x 1024
1280 x 720
1440 x 900
1400 x 1050
1600 x 1200
1680 x 1050
60 Hz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support Refresh Rate
70 Hz
72 Hz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
75 Hz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
OSD Menu Guide
Menu button will open up OSD Menu, please use the direction key to navigate.
(Picture)
(TV)
(Monitor)
(OSD)
(Sound)
Brightness
Adjust the brightness (0~100)
Contrast
Adjust the Contrast (0~100)
Saturation
Adjust the Saturation (0~100)
Sharpness
Adjust the Sharpness (0~15)
Hue
Adjust the Hue ( 0~100)
OptiColor Mode
3 preset modes (Standard/TV, Game, and Cinema) and 5
custom modes of picture settings. You can adjust the color
settings then save it in custom mode.
(Picture)
Input Signal
Channel
Rename
Fine tune
Auto Scan
Channel Swap
CH Add/Erase
Channel Video
System
(TV)
(Monitor)
(OSD)
(Sound)
Select Air or Cable for TV input signal type. Default is Air
Set a name for specific channel. (5 letter/numbers)
Fine tune frequency if TV is unclear. (0~100) default is 50
Recommend to use Auto Scan for the first time. (NO/YES)
Swap the channel numbers to your preference. (NO/YES)
Add or Erase channel. (Default: Add)
Change video standard for current channel.
(Only appears in countries with 2 or multiple TV systems)
FM Mode: While listen to FM radio, this OSD page will different with TV mode.
(Picture)
Auto Scan
(FM)
(Monitor)
(OSD)
(Sound)
Recommend to use Auto Scan for the first time. (NO/YES)
Directly input the channel frequency you want to listen. And
Enter Frequency
you can use the CH Add/Erase to save it.
CH Add/Erase Add or Erase channel. (Default: Add)
Channel
Set a name for specific channel. (5 letter/numbers)
Rename
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(Picture)
(TV)
(Monitor)
(OSD)
(Sound)
640*480
800*600
1024*768 (default) 1280*720
Resolution
1280*1024 1400*1050 1440*900
1600*1200
1680*1050
Refresh Rate
60Hz (default)
75Hz
Noise Reduction Adjust level of noise reduction. (0~8) Default is 4
OptiRatio
4:3
16:9
SmartZoom
Panorama
Full
Display Type
LCD (default)
CRT
PDP
Input Source
TV AV (Composite) S-Video FM PC
Use right and left direction key to adjust the position of
Position Finetune
screen
(Picture)
(TV)
(Monitor)
(OSD)
(Sound)
OSD Position
Use direction keys to move OSD position
OSDTransparency 1
2
3
4
Language
Select your language (Default is your local country)
Information
VideoMate V200F/V200 Version information
Reset All Settings NO/YES
(1 Cancel / 2 Reset All Settings)
Country/Region
Select your country or region
(Picture)
Volume
Treble
Bass
Dynamic Bass
Boost
Stereo Effect
SAP Mode
Reset
(TV)
(Monitor)
(OSD)
(Sound)
Adjust volume (0-50)
Adjust Treble volume (0-15)
Adjust Bass volume (0-15)
ON/OFF (Default is OFF)
Adjust Stereo Effect (0~8)
Default : 0
ON/OFF (Default is OFF)
(Only appears in PAL/SECAM TV system area)
Reset sound settings (NO/YES)
Channel Swap
To swap the channel numbers, please select Channel Swap from the menu
then select YES, and it will show as a sub menu. Once you have entered this
menu, you will see a list of channels. You may browse with the direction keys;
Up and Down are going through the list while Left and Right are changing
pages of the list. Select the channel number that you wish to swap and press
OK, and then enter the number of the channel that you wish to switch.
To reset to the original channel numbers, please rescan the channel table
again by selecting Auto Scan in the menu.
My Favorite Channel List
My favorite channel list can store up to 10 channels that you watch the most
and browse with “Fav. Up” and “Fav. Down” keys on the remote control.
To add channels to the favorite list, please turn to the channel you wish to add
and press “Set Fav” on the remote control. Press “OK” on the selected
position.
PIP (Picture In Picture)
You can start PIP function by clicking “PIP”
button on the remote control. It allows you
to watch TV on the Windows desktop.
When PIP is working, press “PIP” button
again will change the size of the TV screen;
you may zoom twice and the third time you
press “PIP”, it will close the PIP function.
The PIP feature can supports up to 1680 x 1050 windows’ resolution.
Note:
If you need to move the TV screen position on Windows desktop, please press
the “OK” to switch the keys of channel and volume up/down into direction key,
and you can move the PIP TV windows to the place you want.
Channel Surfing
Channel Surfing allows you to preview
and find the channel you want by
presenting in 9 squares.
To access this function, please press
“Ch.Surf” button on the remote
controller. The pictures will refresh
from left to right. When you have found
the channel you prefer, please press
the correspondent number keys (1~9) to switch to that channel.
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OptiRatio
OptiRatio Aspect Selection provides 4:3, 16:9, Panorama, Full Screen, and
SmartZoom aspect ratio selections to provide the best TV and video watching
on different type monitors.
4:3 Mode: When the 4:3 formats TV/video display on 16:9/16:10 wide-screen
monitors, it can keep the 4:3 aspect ratio video and add letter box on both left
and right sides.
Original video format 4:3
Add letter box on both
left and right sides of
wide-screen monitors
16:9 Mode:
When the 16:9 formats TV/video display on 4:3/5:4 standard monitors, it can
keep the 16:9 aspect ratio video and add letter box on both the top and bottom.
Original video format 16:9
Add letter box on both
top and bottom sides
of standard monitors.
Full Screen Aspect Ratio Mode:
Stretch all the input TV and video to full screen display. But if the original video
format is 4:3, it will look a little squash.
Original video format 4:3
Stretch video to fit monitors
Panorama Mode:
Extend all the input TV and video to full screen display. But the distortion on
the center of screen will be less than full screen mode and looks better.
Original video format 4:3
Less distortion from center
SmartZoom Mode:
When the 16:9 movie broadcast from TV channel, it will add the letter box for
4:3 video format transmit and it looks small on the 16:9/16:10 wide-screen
monitors. The SmartZoom mode can remove the letter box on top and bottom
to make the movie displays bigger and clearer.
Original video format
on 4:3 monitor
Letter box on each
sides of video with
16:9 monitor
Removed letter
box to display 16:9
Dynamic Bass Boost
Dynamic Bass Boost is a function that will automatically analyze your audio
signal and adjust the volume of the bass. To activate this function, please
press the MENU button and select Sound section, then select ON with the
option of Dynamic Bass Boost. You may refer to the OSD Menu Guide
above for exact location.
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Stereo Effect
Stereo Effect is a function that will simulate stereo sound when your audio
input is Mono. When your audio input is stereo, it will enhance the effect and
give you a greater feeling of the surrounding effect. To activate this function,
please press the MENU button and select Sound section, then adjust the
volume of Stereo Effect higher for greater effect. You may refer to the OSD
Menu Guide above for exact location.
SAP Mode (Only appears in PAL/SECAM TV system area)
SAP Mode is a function that will allow you to broadcast Main Audio Channel in
the left and Sub Audio Channel in the right. To activate this function, please
press the MENU button and select Sound section, then select ON with the
option of SAP Mode. Switch to the channel that contains both Main and Sub
Audio Channel, and then change the stereo mode to SAP by pressing SAP
button on the remote controller.
Troubleshooting
Installation
The most common cause of the problem is the incorrect connection of the
cables. Please refer to “VideoMate V220/V220F TV Box Connection” on
proper connection. And also please check the power adaptor already plugged.
Warning
It is normal for VideoMate V220/V220F TV box become warm when it is being
used. Please place the TV Box at a place where the air flows.
Please do not use other adaptor except the one included in the package to
prevent damaging V220/V220F. Damaged V220/V220F by using wrong
adaptor will not be cover from the warranty.
No Picture
Please make sure you have properly connected the TV cable to TV Box in
order to watch live TV. It might also because the input source of V220/V220F
TV Box is not set to TV mode, please switch the video input source to TV.
No Sound
Please try to use the built-in speaker to make sure the TV ot FM audio is OK.
Then if the TV display without sound, please make sure you have connect your
speaker to V220/V220F TV Box’s Line Out and check the speaker has turn on
and volume is not at the minimum.
If you switch to PC and PC does not have sound while TV has it, please make
sure you have connected Line-In from V220/V220F TV Box to Line-Out from
your computer.
How to add the missing channel?
If there are some channels missing after Auto Scan, you can add the missing
channel to channel table by yourself from the steps below:
1. Please directly key-in the missing channel number by remote number pad.
2. Press “Menu” key to open the OSD menu.
3. Select the “TV” setting tab (the second from left).
4. Select “CH Add/Erase”, and then pick “Yes” to add channel.
5. Now you can watch the missing channel.
TV picture is not clear?
TV signal could be reduced by the branching. Please make sure the cable
signal is good. Try to move the computer to a TV set and connect the cable
which is being used for the TV set. Also directly connecting the cable before
the splitter may help. This problem could also come from with static. Once you
connect the cable to our TV card, the static interfere the system. It's possible to
correct this problem by connecting a wire from the grounding of the cable to
ground. Also make sure computer grounding is good.
Why PIP does not work?
Please make sure you have connected your computer VGA to V220/V220F
and connect V220/V220F to the monitor. For more information, please refer to
the TV box connection description.
If your display card of your computer has both DVI and VGA connected, please
make sure the settings in Windows is set to VGA output.
Please also check if your desktop resolution is one of our supported
resolutions. Please refer to the detail list of resolutions.
Contacting Compro Technical Support
Before you submit an email for support, please check the troubleshooting list
above. You may fill out the form (http://comprousa.com/en/form.htm) or directly
email to [email protected]
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