HP z545 User`s guide

HP z545 User`s guide
HP Digital Entertainment Center
User’s Guide
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Before You Begin ..............................1
Connecting Audio ........................... 35
Welcome .............................................................. 1
Benefits and Features .............................................. 2
Audio Overview ...................................36
Functional Overview.............................. 3
Front Panel ............................................................ 3
Memory Card Reader ............................................. 5
Back Panel............................................................. 6
Keyboard ............................................ 10
Wireless Keyboard Operation ............................... 12
Replacing the Keyboard Batteries ........................... 13
Remote Control .................................... 14
Remote Control Buttons.......................................... 14
Remote Control Operation ..................................... 16
Installing the Remote Control Batteries ..................... 17
Safety Information ..........................19
AC Power Safety Warnings ................................... 19
Cleaning the HP Digital Entertainment Center........... 21
Shipping the HP Digital Entertainment Center ........... 21
Installation Overview .....................23
System Audio/Video Connections......... 24
System Integration ................................................ 24
System Diagram ................................................... 26
Installation Guidelines ........................................... 28
Basic Set Up......................................... 29
Setting up the HP Digital Entertainment Center ......... 29
Audio Output Connectors ......................................36
Sound Connector Jacks..........................................37
Speaker Types......................................................37
Speaker Configurations .........................................38
Typical Audio Connection ......................40
TV Audio Connection ............................41
Connecting TV Audio ............................................41
AV Receiver Audio Connection ..............42
AV Receiver Equipment Overview ...........................42
2.0 Home Stereo Installation ..................................43
2.1 Home Stereo Installation ..................................44
4.1 Home Theater Audio .......................................45
5.1 Home Theater Audio .......................................46
7.1 Home Theater Audio .......................................47
Digital Home Theater Audio ...................................48
Powered Speaker Audio Connection .....50
2.1 Powered Speakers ..........................................51
4.1 Powered Speakers ..........................................52
5.1 Powered Speakers ..........................................53
7.1 Powered Speakers ..........................................54
Digital Powered Speakers ......................................55
Monitor Speakers .................................................56
Audio In Connections ............................57
FM Radio Antenna ................................58
Inventory............................................. 31
Cables Included ................................................... 32
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Connecting Video Out..................... 59
Connecting Video Equipment...........95
Video Out Overview ............................60
Video Equipment Overview.................. 96
Video Out Connection Overview ............................ 60
Video Output Connectors ...................................... 61
Component Video Settings..................................... 62
TV Display Overview ............................................ 63
Audio and Video Switching Overview..................... 63
Using the Remote Control with Your TV ................... 64
Connectors ..........................................................96
Video Equipment Connection Overview...................97
Typical Video Out Connections ..............65
Video Out to TV....................................66
Video Out from AV Receiver to TV ........68
Video Out to Monitor ...........................70
Video Out to TV and Monitor................71
Connecting TV Source In ................. 73
TV Source Overview .............................74
TV Signal Source Overview ................................... 74
TV Source Connectors Overview ............................ 74
TV Source Connectors ........................................... 75
Typical Video Equipment
Connections ......................................... 98
VCR Connection.................................... 99
VCR Direct in Connection ......................................99
Wall to VCR to TV Using Coaxial Cable................ 100
Video Camera Connection .................. 103
Connecting a Digital Video Camera ..................... 103
Connecting an Analog Camcorder ....................... 106
Connecting the Network ...............107
Peripheral Connection Overview ........ 108
Typical Network Connections ............. 110
Connecting the Wireless
Network Antenna .............................. 111
Connecting a DSL/Cable Modem......... 113
Typical TV Source Connections ..............77
Connecting Through a Router ............. 114
Cable Connection..................................78
USB Device Connection ....................... 115
Cable Only.......................................................... 78
One Cable TV Box or Digital Cable Receiver ........... 80
Two Cable TV Boxes, or
Two Digital Cable Receivers .............................. 82
Satellite Connection ..............................84
One Satellite Receiver ........................................... 84
Two Satellite Receivers .......................................... 86
Infrared Transmitter Connection............88
Infrared Transmitter Overview ................................ 88
Infrared Transmitter Installation............................... 90
Antenna Connection .............................92
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Digital Still Camera............................................. 115
Other USB Devices ............................................. 116
Connecting an
HP Personal Media Drive ................... 117
Installing an HP Personal Media Drive ................... 118
Disconnecting an HP Personal Media Drive............ 119
Troubleshooting............................ 141
Starting the HP Digital Entertainment
Center for the First Time ..................... 122
Problems and Solutions ......................142
Installing the Keyboard Batteries (Initial) ................ 122
Initial Start Up .................................................... 122
Syncing the Keyboard......................................... 123
Windows Welcome ............................ 125
Media Center First-Run....................... 126
Required Set-up .................................................. 126
Optional Set-up .................................................. 127
If Your Connections Don’t Work ........................... 128
Register with HP ................................................. 129
Set up Virus Protection ........................................ 129
Adjusting the Front Panel Display Brightness .......... 129
Configuring Audio ............................. 130
Connecting Headphones ..................................... 130
Connecting a Microphone ................................... 130
Adjusting the Volume .......................................... 131
Configuring Audio Output ................................... 132
Audio................................................................142
Video ................................................................143
System ..............................................................145
Getting Help .......................................151
Help and Support Center .....................................151
HP Support ........................................................151
Warranty and Support Guide ..............................152
Updates from HP ................................................154
Microsoft Web Site .............................................154
Appendix: Replacing the
Hard Drive ................................... 155
Important Information About
Recorded TV Programs ....................................155
Procedure ..........................................................155
Index ........................................... 159
Configuring Video.............................. 134
Configuring Video Output ................................... 134
Adjusting the Desktop Display .............................. 137
Configuring the Keyboard Buttons ........................ 138
Transferring Old PC Information to Your
New HP Digital Entertainment Center ................ 138
Installing Software .............................................. 139
Utility Programs .................................................. 139
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Initial Configuration ......................121
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Before You Begin
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the HP Digital Entertainment
Center. Your HP Digital Entertainment Center puts you in
control of your complete home entertainment experience.
Enjoy your TV, movies, music, photos, and home videos
with one simple interface. Pause and replay live TV, and
record your favorite TV shows, without a monthly fee.
Capture, personalize, and create DVDs of your home
movies, and back up your photos, music, or favorite TV
programs onto DVD.
Use other entertainment equipment, like a TV, satellite
receiver, and digital camera, with the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to create an integrated
entertainment system. Access all of your TV programs,
videos, pictures, music CDs, and DVDs using Microsoft’s
Media Center software and the remote control.
This User’s Guide helps you to set up the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to use with your audio/video
system.
Chapter Contents:
“Functional Overview” on page 3
“Keyboard” on page 10
Before You Begin
“Remote Control” on page 14
The HP Digital Entertainment Center
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Benefits and Features
Benefits
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Complete home digital entertainment solution for
your living room.
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Burn music and picture CDs.
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Watch, pause, and replay live TV on one channel
while recording another (select models only).
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Store audio CDs in an easy-to-use music jukebox.
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Listen to your collection of MP3 and AAC music.
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Schedule future recordings with the complementary
programming guide (no charge).
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View and edit your favorite digital photos.
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Play DVDs in 7.1 surround sound.
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Wakes from standby to record scheduled shows.
■
Burn a DVD of your favorite TV shows or home
videos.
Store your digital content on the HP Personal Media
Drive.
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■
Download movies on demand.
■
Instant-message friends.
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CD/DVD player/recorder
■
9-in-1 media card reader
■
Rear and front AV connectors:
Product features
■
Sophisticated, sleek, stackable case fits into your
AV cabinet
■
HP Digital Entertainment Center (communication and
information) for video, photo, music, and gaming
■
Built-in standard-definition TV tuner (dual tuners for
select models only)
■
Personal video recorder (PVR)
■
Built-in FM radio tuner
■
Music jukebox with space for many songs
■
Photo/image management
■
HP Personal Media Drive
■
Television is the primary display
■
PC monitor can be a secondary display
■
Remote control
■
Front status panel
■
Compact wireless keyboard with integrated trackball
mouse
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Digital Audio Out: optical and coaxial S/PDIF
5.1 surround
■
Analog Audio Out: up to 7.1 channels
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Video Out: DVI, VGA, S-video, Component,
Composite Video
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Ethernet 10/100/1000 network
■
Integrated 802.11b/g wireless network
■
Front AV, USB, and FireWire® (IEEE 1394)
connectors for video capture
Functional Overview
Front Panel
The following illustration shows the HP Digital
Entertainment Center front panel.
Your model might not have all features.
CD/DVD
HP Personal Media Drive Bay
AV inputs
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USB and Card Readers
Front panel
Item
Function
Comments
Power button and LED
Press and hold button four seconds
to turn off.
Push for standby.
Solid blue: On
Solid amber: Standby
CD/DVD
CD/DVD player/recorder
Push the Eject button to open.
Push the tray or Eject button to close.
Transport buttons
Replay, Play, Pause, Stop, Skip, Eject
Mode status LEDs
White indicates DVD, TV, radio, music, pictures,
videos, activities in Media Center.
Personal Media Drive Bay
Removable HP Personal Media Drive behind top
right door
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Item
Function
HP Digital Entertainment Center z545
SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
EED
2.0
MMC / SD
SmartMedia / xD
SPEED
SB 2.0
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
KEYBOARD
CONNECT
FRONT INPUT
Comments
9-in-1 Memory card readers
SmartMedia/xD, MMC/SD,
CompactFlash I/II, Micro drive,
MS/MS-Pro
USB 2.0 (2)
Card readers behind lower right door
LED: Green (with media inserted)
Off (no media inserted)
See “Memory Card Reader” on page 5.
Media info display
Front-panel text content displayed from
Media Center
Behind Left Door
Front AV inputs — see below
Keyboard connect switch for
wireless keyboard synchronization
Blinking green LED indicates keyboard activity.
Special blink status indicates sync with keyboard.
S-video In Source 3
Y/C video, Analog 4-pin
Video In Source 3
Composite Video RCA jack
Audio In Source 3
White: left
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S-VIDEO
L AUDIO R
VIDEO
DV IN
HEADPHONES MIC IN
KEYBOARD
CONNECT
S-VIDEO
FRONT INPUT
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
CON
FRONT INPUT
1
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
1394
R
L AUDIO
DV IN
HEADPHONES
CONNECT
Red: right, RCA jacks
D
1394
FireWire (IEEE 1394), 4-pin input-output for
Digital Video
Headphone Out
1/4-inch jack
Microphone In
1/8-inch mini-jack
MIC
1394
IO
R
DV IN
HEADPHONES
MIC IN
1394
R
4
DV IN
HEADPHONES
MIC IN
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Memory Card Reader
The HP Digital Entertainment Center card readers are on
the front panel, located behind a door. Four horizontal
card slots accept memory cards.
An in-use light-emitting diode (LED) indicates card reader
activity when the HP Digital Entertainment Center is
reading or writing data. Wait until the LED stops blinking
before removing media.
Digital cameras and other digital devices use memory
cards, or media, to store digital picture files.
Two USB 2.0 connectors are also included.
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Removing media when the in-use light is
blinking may cause damage.
Your model might not have all features.
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On /Standby
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SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
HI SPEED
USB 2.0
HI SPEED
USB 2.0
SmartMedia / xD
CompactFlash I/II
MMC / SD
MS / MS PRO
Memory card readers
Item
SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
Name
Location
Supports
Insert media
SmartMedia/xD
Upper-left slot
SmartMedia (SM)
memory card
xD media
Facing up
MMC/SD
Upper-right slot
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Secure Digital (SD)
memory card
Facing up
CompactFlash I/II
Lower-left slot
CompactFlash Type I, II
media
Micro drive disk drive
Receptacle
edge (holes)
Lower-right slot
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick (MS-Pro)
Facing up
Micro drive
SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
MS/MS-Pro
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Back Panel
The following illustration shows the HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel.
(Location and number of connectors may vary by model.)
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
802.11 b/g
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
Item
AUDIO IN
L
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
Connector
Type
Color
Supported format
Audio In
(Source 4)
RCA jacks
White: left
Red: right
Analog Stereo
Audio 7.1 Pre-Out
Surround Back
RCA jacks
Brown:
left
Beige:
right
Analog:
7.1
Audio 7.1 Pre-Out
Surround
RCA jacks
Blue:
left
Grey:
right
Analog:
7.1, 6.1, 5.1, 4.1
Audio 7.1 Pre-Out
Center/Subwoofer
RCA jacks
Green:
center
Purple:
subwoofer
Analog:
7.1, 6.1, 5.1
Audio 7.1 Pre-Out
Front
RCA jacks
White: left
Red: right
Analog Stereo:
7.1, 6.1, 5.1, 4.1
Digital Audio Out
Coaxial
Orange
S/PDIF 5.1 only
R
SURROUND
BACK
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
CENTER
SUB
WOOFER
FRONT
L
R
COAXIAL
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
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Item
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
Connector
Type
Color
Supported format
Digital Audio Out
Optical
Gray
S/PDIF 5.1 only
Video Out
(Composite)
RCA jack
Yellow
Analog
S-video Out
Y/C video
4-pin
Black
Analog:
Up to 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
Component Video Out
(interlaced or
progressive scan)
3 RCA jacks
Green: Y
Blue: Pb
Red: Pr
Analog:
Default: 480i; all-interlaced
display up to 1080i,
Plus 480p, 720p (Not all
modes support DVD playback
due to content protection.)
VGA Out
15-pin D-sub
Blue
Analog:
Up to 2048 x 1536 with
panning depending on
display size
Digital Video Out
(DVI)
DVI-I 29-pin
D-sub Digital/
analog
White
Digital:
Up to 1600 x 1200
Up to 2048 x 1536 with
panning depending on
display size
USB 2.0
4 ports
Silver
USB 2.0
6-pin DV input/
output for
digital video or
other device
Silver
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
AUDIO
OUT
VIDEO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
OUT
Y
Pb
Pr
COMPONENT
OUT
VGA
DVI
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S-VIDEO
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
(High Speed)
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
1394
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Item
10/100/1000
Connector
Type
Color
Supported format
Ethernet
10/100/1000
RJ-45
N/A
10/100/1000
Wireless LAN
Removable
Antenna
Gold
802.11b/g
LEDs (2) Activity:
Blinks when transmits/
receives data
Link: Solid green when
wireless LAN is enabled and
connected. Blinks when
wireless LAN is scanning.
Wireless LAN 802.11b,
802.11g
Audio
TV Source 1 In
RCA jacks
White: left
Red: right
Analog
Video (Composite)
TV Source 1 In
RCA jack
Yellow
Analog:
Up to 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
S-video
TV Source 1 In
Y/C video
Analog 4-pin
Black
Analog:
Up to 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
Cable/Antenna
in 1
Coaxial
Silver
RF
FM Antenna In
75 Ohm
Coaxial
Silver
FM radio, RF
Audio TV Source 2 In
(select models only)
RCA jacks
White: left
Red: right
Analog
Video (Composite) TV
Source 2 In (select
models only)
RCA jack
Yellow
Analog:
Up to 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
ETHERNET
WIRELESS LAN
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
R
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
CABLE/ANT. IN FM
1
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
R
AUDIO
E 2 IN
VIDEO
8
S-VIDEO
L
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Item
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
CABLE/ANT. IN
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
2
1
Connector
Type
Color
Supported format
S-video TV Source 2 In
(select models only)
Y/C video
Analog 4-pin
Black
Analog:
Up to 1,024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
Cable/Antenna in 2
(select models only)
Coaxial
Silver
RF
Infrared Transmitter
Out
2 outputs
1/8-inch minijack
Silver
IR Blaster
Remote infrared
AC In
AC 110–240V
50–60 Hz
Black
Power
110-240V 50-60Hz
Before You Begin
AC IN
Before You Begin
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Keyboard
The following illustration shows the HP Digital Entertainment Center wireless keyboard.
TrackBall
Left, Right
mouse button
The following table shows the wireless keyboard features and function keys from left to right.
Icon
Item
Description
On/Standby
Turns HP Digital Entertainment Center on, when in Standby. Places
HP Digital Entertainment Center in standby.
Activity LED
Amber: Caps lock on
Green: Key or mouse button activity
Mouse button left,
right
Left-click, right-click
Select left
Moves cursor to previous selection.
Select right
Moves cursor to next selection.
Back
Displays previous recently viewed browser page.
Forward
Displays next recently viewed browser page.
Internet
Opens your Internet browser.
Back
Forward
Internet
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Icon
Item
Description
E-mail
Opens an Internet e-mail page.
Messenger
Opens your messenger program.
Minimize
Minimizes Media Center application.
Maximize
Maximizes Media Center application.
Media Center
Starts Media Center.
Previous
Selects media previous track.
Play
Plays media.
Pause
Pauses media.
Next
Selects next media track.
Vol –
Decreases speaker volume.
Vol +
Increases speaker volume.
Mute
Turns speaker sound on and off.
Trackball
Moves cursor on screen.
E-mail
Messenger
Minimize
Maximize
Before You Begin
Media
Center
Previous
Play
Pause
Next
Vol
Vol
Mute
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The Internet, E-mail, and Messenger buttons
can be reconfigured to open a Web site or
software program. See “Configuring the
Keyboard Buttons” on page 138. Refer to the
Media Center Edition 2005 Software Guide.
Wireless Keyboard Operation
Your HP Digital Entertainment Center includes a wireless
keyboard that uses a built-in receiver/transmitter instead
of a connector cable to communicate. The Keyboard
Connect button, behind the lower-left door of the
HP Digital Entertainment Center front panel, has an
LED that indicates receiver activity. Approximate range
is 12 feet (3.66 meters).
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FRONT INPUT
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VIDEO
KEYBOARD
CONNECT
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Use only alkaline batteries in the keyboard.
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KEYBOARD
CONNECT
L AUDIO R
DV IN
HEADPHONES MIC IN
Replacing the Keyboard Batteries
Keep spare batteries on hand. Battery life will vary with
the use of the system.
1 Slide the battery cover off the back of the keyboard.
4 Make sure the HP Digital Entertainment Center is
powered on.
5 Test the keyboard.
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The keyboard is set to connect to the HP Digital
Entertainment Center automatically.
6 If the keyboard does not operate:
a Check the battery orientation.
battery positive and negative ends are inserted
correctly!
b Sync the keyboard. See “Syncing the Keyboard”
on page 123.
If you have no batteries and must use a keyboard, attach
a USB keyboard to the back or front panel. You can also
use the remote for many functions.
3 Replace the battery cover.
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Before You Begin
2 Insert four AA batteries (alkaline). Make sure the
Remote Control
Remote Control Buttons
(Features and location may vary.)
A
Standby
B
DVD
Menu
Puts the HP Digital
Entertainment Center into
and out of a powerreduced standby state.
It does not turn the
HP Digital Entertainment
Center off.
Opens Play DVD window
in Media Center or opens
the main menu of a DVD
movie, if available.
Music
Starts My Music.
MUSIC
D
Radio
Starts FM Radio.
RADIO
E
Record
Records a selected
television program and
stores it on the hard disk
drive.
RECORD
F
Rew
(Rewind) moves the media
backward (press button for
three speeds).
G
Replay
Rewinds live or recorded
TV eight seconds, or
beginning of music track,
or DVD chapter.
REPLAY
Pauses audio and video
tracks and live or recorded
TV programs.
PAUSE
J
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Pause
Back
Returns to the previous
window within Media
Center.
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Arrow
Buttons move the cursor to
navigate within all Media
Center windows. They
also move forward and
backward through slideshow images.
L
Media
Center
Opens Media Center to
the main menu.
M
Volume
Increases (+) and
decreases (–) sound.
N
Live TV
Is a shortcut to the fullscreen view of live TV. It
also moves to the current
point in a live TV program
after pausing live TV.
O
Guide
Opens the Television
Program Guide to display
available TV channels and
programs to watch and
record.
P
Clear
Deletes the selection and
works as the Backspace
key does on a keyboard.
Q
TV
Starts My TV.
R
Pictures
Starts My Pictures.
PICTURES
S
Videos
Starts My Videos.
VIDEOS
DVD MENU
C
H
K
REW
TV
DVD MENU
TV
Q
C
R
D
RECORD
PLAY
STOP
E
F
G
H
J
K
Plays the selected media.
PLAY
U
Stop
Stops the selected media.
STOP
V
Fwd
(Fast-forward) moves
media forward (press
button for three speeds).
FWD
W Skip
Moves media forward —
for example, 30 seconds
in videos and live TV, or
one music track, or one
DVD chapter.
SKIP
X
More (i)
Displays available
information about a
selected media file
and displays more
information and options.
Y
OK
Selects the desired action
or window option. It acts
as the Enter key.
U
V
PAUSE
REPLAY
S
T
FWD
REW
Play
AF
B
RADIO MUSIC PICTURESVIDEOS
T
SKIP
W
X
Y
L
M
Z
Z
CH/PG
AA
N
O
AB
P
AD
AE
Turns sound off. The word
Mute is displayed on the
Media Center screen
when Mute is turned on.
AB Recorded
TV
Opens the Recorded TV
window.
AC 0 to 9,
#,
Are the numeric keypad
buttons to change
channels or enter text into
the Media Center search
or text box.
*
OK
Up (+) and down (–)
change the TV channel or
move pages up and down,
depending on available
options.
AA Mute
AC
Before You Begin
A
Before You Begin
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AD Enter
Selects the desired action
or window option. In fullscreen mode, press Enter
to jump to the last channel
you were watching.
AE Print
Prints selected content on
the screen.
AF LED
Activity indicator lights on
pressing a button.
Remote Control Operation
Use the remote control to open the Media Center
program; view TV, record TV programs, play previously
recorded TV programs, and play music, movies, or video.
See “Using the Remote Control” in the Media Center
Edition 2005 Software Guide for detailed instructions on
using the features of the remote control.
To use the remote control, just point it at the HP Digital
Entertainment Center and press a button. Use the remote
control at a maximum distance of 26 feet (8 meters) from
the remote sensor and at a maximum of 45 degrees
(90 degrees total) from the center of the remote sensor.
On /Standby
HP Digital Entertainment Center z545
LED
90˚
~26
feet
The remote control will not operate until the HP Digital
Entertainment Center is powered on and fully booted up.
n
Media Center must be in fullscreen (or have
focus) for consistent remote control operation.
Performance in your room may vary.
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Activity
LED
Remote operation
Installing the Remote Control Batteries
1 Slide the battery cover off the back of the remote
control.
DVD MENU
TV
RADIO MUSIC PICTURESVIDEOS
RECORD
2 Insert the two AA alkaline batteries (provided).
Make sure the battery positive and negative ends
are inserted correctly!
PLAY
STOP
FWD
REW
PAUSE
SKIP
REPLAY
OK
3 Replace the battery cover.
4 Test the remote control by pressing any key.
The indicator light should blink.
n
Before You Begin
Use only alkaline batteries in the remote.
Before You Begin
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Safety Information
Read Instructions before installing or operating your
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Follow the instructions provided.
Heed all safety warnings and notes.
Refer to the Warranty and Support Guide for additional
safety information.
Chapter Contents:
“AC Power Safety Warnings” on page 19
“Cleaning the HP Digital Entertainment Center” on
page 21
“Shipping the HP Digital Entertainment Center” on
page 21
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Please read this important safety
information.
AC Power Safety Warnings
■
Do not open top cover.
■
Risk of electric shock.
■
No user-serviceable parts inside.
Use the right AC source. The power supply is pre-set
for the country/region in which you purchased the
HP Digital Entertainment Center. If you move to another
country/region, please make sure you check its voltage
requirements before plugging your HP Digital
Entertainment Center into an AC power outlet.
A power cord is included with your HP Digital
Entertainment Center. If another cord is used, use only
a power source and connection appropriate for this
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Install the system near an AC outlet. The AC power cord
is your HP Digital Entertainment Center’s main AC
disconnecting device and must be easily accessible at all
times. For your safety, the power cord provided with your
system has a grounded plug. Always use the power cord
with a properly grounded wall outlet to avoid the risk of
electric shock.
To reduce the possibility of an electric shock from the
telephone network, plug your system into the AC outlet
before connecting it to the DSL/telephone line. Also,
disconnect the DSL/telephone line before unplugging
your system from the AC power outlet.
Safety Information
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Safety Information
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This product has not been evaluated for connection to an
“IT” power system (an AC distribution system with no
direct connection to earth, according to IEC 60950).
Ground your system. To reduce the risk of electric
shock or damage to your equipment, do not disable the
power cord grounding feature. The grounding plug is an
important safety feature. Connect the equipment to a
grounded (earthed) power outlet.
For your safety, be sure that the grounded power outlet
into which you plug the power cord is easily accessible to
the operator and is located as close to the equipment as
possible.
Never pull on the cord. Disconnect the HP Digital
Entertainment Center by grasping the plug firmly and
pulling it from the power outlet. Never disconnect the
HP Digital Entertainment Center by pulling the cord.
Install your HP Digital Entertainment Center near an outlet
that you can easily reach. Do not allow anything to rest
on the power cord. Do not walk on the cord.
Use surge protection. To protect your HP Digital
Entertainment Center, and other equipment, connect all
power cords for your system and its peripheral devices
(such as a printer, or scanner) to a surge protection
device such as a power strip with surge protection or
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
Not all power strips provide surge protection; the power
strips must be specifically labeled as having this ability.
Use a power strip whose manufacturer offers a Damage
Replacement Policy so you can replace your equipment if
surge protection fails.
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Use the right power source. Use only a power
source and connection appropriate for this HP Digital
Entertainment Center, as indicated on the label/back
plate of the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Be sure the total ampere rating of the products connected
to the outlet does not exceed the current rating of the
electrical outlet, and the total ampere rating of the
products connected to the cord does not exceed the
rating of the cord. Look on the power label to determine
the ampere rating (AMPS or A) for each device.
Outdoor Antenna grounding — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be
sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to
provide some protection against voltage surges and static
build-up charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. Refer to the
Warranty and Support Guide for additional safety
information.
Lightning — For added protection of any HP product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug the product from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
Power Lines — An outside antenna should not be
located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into
such power lines or circuits.
Cleaning the
HP Digital Entertainment Center
The HP Digital Entertainment Center is a high-quality
device that requires special care when cleaning. To clean
the HP Digital Entertainment Center, follow these steps:
1 Turn off the HP Digital Entertainment Center and
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connected equipment.
2 Unplug the HP Digital Entertainment Center from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Use a soft dry cloth for
cleaning.
3 Plug in the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
4 Turn on connected equipment and the HP Digital
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners
to clean your HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Do not use benzene, thinner, ammonia, or
any other volatile substances. These
chemicals may damage your unit.
Entertainment Center.
Shipping the
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Safety Information
Keep the original packing box in a storage area. You
may need it later if you move or ship your HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
Safety Information
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
This chapter provides information on your system and
describes how to connect your HP Digital Entertainment
Center to your audio/video (AV) equipment in detail. You
may find connection details that won’t be in the basic
Start Here Booklet.
The Start Here Booklet works with this User’s Guide. Take
a few minutes to look at the Start Here Booklet before you
read this chapter. You may find the information you need
there.
The HP Digital Entertainment Center is very versatile
and works with a wide variety of basic, typical, and
advanced multimedia systems.
The installation process is divided into four major areas:
Audio, Video, TV Source In, Network.
Installation Overview
Installation Overview
Chapter Contents:
“System Audio/Video Connections” on page 24
“Basic Set Up” on page 29
“Inventory” on page 31
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Read the Important Safety Information before
you install the HP Digital Entertainment
Center. See “Safety Information” on page 19.
The setup can take some time, depending on your system,
and may require additional cables.
Installation Overview
23
System Audio/Video Connections
System Integration
The HP Digital Entertainment Center incorporates many
functions into one unit:
■
An Internet connection through a wireless or wired
network, using an Internet service provider, allows
the HP Digital Entertainment Center to access the
Television Program Guide and Internet content
sources.
■
A cable connection from a set-top-box or antenna
hookup allows the TV tuner inside the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to select the TV channels.
■
An Infrared Transmitter (IR blaster) connection to
a set-top-box from the HP Digital Entertainment
Center allows the HP Digital Entertainment Center to
select the set-top-box channels from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center remote control.
■
Audio Outputs from the HP Digital Entertainment
Center to your TV speakers or AV receiver allow up
to 7.1 surround sound.
■
Video Outputs from the HP Digital Entertainment
Center to your TV or AV receiver allow you to watch
TV and to view the HP Digital Entertainment Center
display.
■
■
An FM radio antenna connection allows the FM
tuner inside the HP Digital Entertainment Center to
select the FM radio channels.
The wireless keyboard with trackball or remote
control allow you to operate the HP Digital
Entertainment Center from the comfort of your couch.
How you connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center into
your system depends on how you want to use it. The
HP Digital Entertainment Center functions as a peripheral
media source, with DVD and personal video player/
recorders built in. Your AV receiver or TV functions as
your audio/video output switch.
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
To watch and record TV, video, and audio, you must first
connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center inputs to your
video, audio, and network sources.
■
To play back audio/video, you must connect the
HP Digital Entertainment Center outputs to your
sound system and TV/display.
■
To record audio/video, you must connect the
HP Digital Entertainment Center inputs to your video
source, such as a cable set-top-box, satellite receiver,
or antenna.
■
To update the Television Program Guide and use the
Internet, you must also connect to a home network or
DSL/cable modem.
If your HP Digital Entertainment Center has the dual-tuner
option, each tuner must be connected to the same TV
source. You can connect two cable set-top-boxes, or two,
satellite receivers, or an antenna with cable splitter. The
Television Program Guide only supports one TV service
provider channel line-up.
Audio and video output cables from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center can be:
■
Routed through an AV receiver to provide an audio
and video signal to your TV.
Or
■
Routed directly to your TV.
Imagine the flow of your television signal into and out of
the HP Digital Entertainment Center. To watch and record
TV, your TV signal (for example, from a satellite) must flow
into the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Then, for you to
watch live or recorded TV, the HP Digital Entertainment
Center must send the recorded TV shows out to your TV.
Installation Overview
The following illustration shows the audio and video
signal routed from the satellite or cable receiver source to
the HP Digital Entertainment Center, then through an AV
receiver to your TV:
TV Source
Audio
Video
AV
Cable In
Network data
Set-top-box Infrared
Transmitter
Internet
Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
DSL/Cable modem
or Wireless router
Download
TV Program
Guide
Infrared
Transmitter
TV Source In
Digital Video
Camera
Data
HP Digital Entertainment Center
AV Out
Keyboard
Remote
Control
AV Receiver
AV In
TV or Monitor
Audio/Video flow
Installation Overview
25
System Diagram
Back Panel
(Configurations may vary.)
Wall
Center
Surround
Back
Left
Surround
Right
Surround
Left
Front
Left
Surround
Back
Right
Front
Right
Subwoofer
WiFi
Antenna
Coaxial
Speakers
Note: 5.1 systems do not
include “Surr. Back”
connections.
Cable or Satellite
Set-top-box 1
AV RECEIVER IN
Audio In 7.1 Multichannel
Pr
Center
S-Video
Video
TV IN
Pb
Digital
FM Antenna
OUT
Y
Surr. Back Surround
Sub
Front
Optical Coaxial
Choose
one
CD
Choose
one
Video
S-video
Component S-video
Component
Coaxial
OUT
or Tape Player
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
AC Wall Outlet
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
Surge Protector
Line Conditioner
Choose
one
Component S-video
Router/
Firewall/
Switch
DSL/Cable Modem
Coaxial
Choose
one
VGA
DVI
MONITOR
OUT
Cable
or Satellite
Set-top-box 2
iPod
26
Ext. HDD
Digital
Camera
Printer
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Digital
Video Camera
Wall
Internet
Note: Connect Set-top-box 2 only
(optional)
Front Panel
Installation Overview
(Configurations may vary.)
The following illustration shows a typical HP Digital
Entertainment Center system front panel installation:
Power
On
CD/DVD
Player/Recorder
HP Personal
Media Drive
On /Standby
HP Digital Entertainment Center z545
KEYBOARD
CONNECT
FRONT INPUT
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
DV IN
MMC / SD
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
HI SPEED
USB 2.0
1394
S-VIDEO
SmartMedia / xD
HEADPHONES
HEADPHONES
MIC IN
MIC IN
HI SPEED
USB 2.0
1394
SmartMedia / xD
CompactFlash I/II
FRONT INPUT
MMC / SD
MS / MS PRO
DV IN
USB 2.0 (x2)
Choose
one
S-video
Video
Card Readers:
SmartMedia/xD,
MMC/SD,
CompactFlash I/II,
Micro drive,
MS/MS Pro
1394
Analog
Video Camera
Digital
Video
Camera
Digital
Camera
Installation Overview
27
Installation Guidelines
To enhance the performance and extend the life of your
HP Digital Entertainment Center:
■
This product is heavy. Exercise caution when lifting
or moving.
■
Installing your HP Digital Entertainment Center in
an open back AV cabinet is required. Use of an
open front cabinet is highly recommended. Keep the
rear of the AV cabinet open across the width of the
HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel for
adequate cooling.
2 inches/5.08 cm or more
■
Place your HP Digital Entertainment Center on a
stable, supported surface. Do not drop or place it
on an unstable surface.
■
Keep your HP Digital Entertainment Center in a
well-ventilated area, away from excessive light, heat
or moisture.
■
Keep ventilation slots clear of obstructions such as
equipment or papers. The HP Digital Entertainment
Center automatically turns off if it gets too hot.
■
Put your HP Digital Entertainment Center into standby
when not in use. Preset recordings only start when
the HP Digital Entertainment Center is on or in
standby.
■
Adjust only those controls that are described in the
operating instructions.
■
Do not open your HP Digital Entertainment Center
cabinet or attempt to service this product yourself. If
your HP Digital Entertainment Center is not operating
properly or has been dropped or damaged, contact
your HP authorized dealer, reseller, or service
provider.
On /Standby
HP Digital Entertainment Center z545
1 inch/2.54 cm
or more
1 inch/2.54 cm
or more
17 in
432 mm
On /Standby
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16.25 in
412.75 mm
4.5 in
114.3 mm
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Leave slots and openings in the HP Digital
Entertainment Center cabinet open for
ventilation. These openings must not be
blocked or covered. Never push objects of
any kind into cabinet slots or other openings.
Follow the steps in the Start Here Booklet to set up the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Most of the hardware devices such as the monitor and
printer can be connected at the back panel of the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Some peripheral devices, such as a digital video camera,
can be plugged into the connectors on the back panel or
the front panel (behind lower doors) of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
Setting up the
HP Digital Entertainment Center
The basic steps to set up the HP Digital Entertainment
Center are on the Start Here Booklet are as follows. Your
system may be different. See the referenced sections for
detailed information on each step.
Before you begin:
■
Read “Safety Information” at the beginning of
this book.
■
Refer to the Start Here Booklet as a guide to connect
your HP Digital Entertainment Center.
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Read the Important Safety Information before
you install the HP Digital Entertainment
Center. See “Safety Information” on page 19.
Required Steps
1 Unpack the box contents.
a Take inventory. See “Inventory” on page 31.
Identify the items included with your HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
b Identify equipment you will need that is not
supplied.
c
Place the HP Digital Entertainment Center where
you can easily reach the back panel.
3 Connect the audio cables. See “Typical Audio
Connection” on page 40.
a Audio In (optional)
b Audio Out (to TV, AV receiver, speakers)
c
Digital Audio Out
4 Connect the Video Out to the TV or display. See
“Typical Video Out Connections” on page 65.
2 Determine how you will connect the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to your system.
Installation Overview
29
Installation Overview
Basic Set Up
5 Connect the TV Source 1 In audio/video cables to
9 Optional Step
cable TV, digital cable, or satellite receiver set-topbox 1. See “Typical TV Source Connections” on
page 77.
(recommended after basic setup)
Connect front panel devices (optional). See
“Peripheral Connection Overview” on page 108.
a Cable/antenna.
a FireWire (IEEE 1394) port.
b Cable TV box, digital cable box, or satellite
receiver with stereo audio and video: S-video,
composite, or coaxial.
b USB devices, such as printers or scanners
(up to 2).
c
Connect the Source 2 In audio/video cables to
cable TV box, digital cable box, or satellite
receiver 2 (select models only).
d Connect the Infrared Transmitter 1 to cable TV
box, digital cable box, or satellite receiver 1.
e Connect the Infrared Transmitter 2 to cable TV
box, digital cable box, or satellite receiver 2
(select models only).
6 Connect the FM radio antenna. See “FM Radio
Antenna” on page 58.
7 Connect the Internet network cables. See “Typical
Network Connections” on page 110.
a DSL/cable modem to Internet (Ethernet)
b Wireless antenna
8 Optional Step
(recommended after basic setup)
Connect any additional rear panel devices
(optional). See “Peripheral Connection Overview”
on page 108.
a FireWire (IEEE 1394) port
b USB devices, such as printers or scanners
(up to 4)
c
VCR or analog video camera.
d Insert the removable hard drive (optional).
Required Steps (continued )
10 Pull the tab on the keyboard to activate batteries. See
“Installing the Keyboard Batteries (Initial)” on
page 122.
11 Insert the remote control batteries. See “Installing the
Remote Control Batteries” on page 17.
12 Place the HP Digital Entertainment Center on a flat
stable surface with the following clearances:
■
Top: 2 inches (5.08 cm)
■
Side: 1 inch (2.54 cm)
■
Back: open cabinet
See “Safety Information” on page 19.
13 Turn on all equipment, then turn on the HP Digital
Entertainment Center. See “Starting the HP Digital
Entertainment Center for the First Time” on
page 122.
14 Complete the initial startup and registration. See
“Windows Welcome” on page 125.
a Follow the onscreen instructions.
b Set up Media Center.
Begin using your system. See the Media Center Edition
2005 Software Guide.
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Inventory
Name
Picture
Installation Overview
The following items are supplied with the HP Digital
Entertainment Center:
Description
HP Digital
Entertainment
Center unit
See “Functional Overview” on page 3.
Keyboard
See “Keyboard” on page 10.
Remote control
See “Remote Control” on page 14.
Cables
See “Cables Included” on page 32.
FM antenna
Antenna for FM radio, 75 ohm coaxial. See
“FM Radio Antenna” on page 58.
Wi-Fi antenna
Antenna for Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g,
removable. See “Connecting the Wireless
Network Antenna” on page 111.
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Cables Included
Your HP Digital Entertainment Center comes with the following cables.
Cable
2 Way Splitter
Name
Description
Stereo
RCA Red, White ends. Used for Audio Out.
DVI-D
Digital video out. Connect to DVI-I or DVI-D input of the HDTV or
monitor.
S-video
Black. Used for Video Out.
Coaxial Digital Audio
SPDIF. Used for Digital Audio Out.
Infrared Transmitter
(2 with dual tuner option)
IR Blaster cable. Used for set-top-boxes.
Coaxial
(2 with dual tuner option)
Used for TV source input from cable set-top-boxes, or antennas.
Coaxial Splitter
(dual tuner option)
Used with coaxial cable for dual tuners only.
AC Power
Black 125V
You must purchase additional cables separately. See
“Optional Cables not Included” on page 33 for
additional cables that you may need.
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
10A.
You might need the following extra cables (these items are
not provided with the HP Digital Entertainment Center).
Cable
Name
Max quantity
Description
Stereo and Video
(Composite)
4
RCA Red, White, Yellow ends. Used
for TV Source In connector.
Stereo
8
RCA Red, White ends. Used for Audio
In/Out connectors.
Component video
1
RCA Red, Blue, Green ends. Plug cable
into a connector such as Component
Video Out. Used for Progressive Scan
component video.
S-video
4
Y/C, 4-pin. Plug cable into an S-video
connector such as S-video Video Out or
TV Source In connector.
Video (Composite)
4
RCA yellow end. Plug cable into an
RCA connector such as composite
Video Out or TV Source In connector.
VGA
1
15-pin, D-sub Analog. Used for HDTV
or monitor.
Optical digital audio
1
SPDIF. Used for Digital Audio Out.
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
Digital Video in/out
1
1
IEEE 1394 4-pin to 6-pin (back)
IEEE 1394 4-pin to 4-pin (front)
USB
6
USB 2.0. Used for peripheral device
connectors.
Ethernet RJ-45
1
10/100/1000. Used for broadband
Internet connection.
Installation Overview
33
Installation Overview
Optional Cables not Included
Additional equipment
You must have the following items to set up and properly
operate your system (these items are not provided with
the HP Digital Entertainment Center):
■
■
■
Broadband Internet equipment such as:
■
Cable/DSL modem (working connection required
for Media Center features, such as downloading
the Television Program Guide)
■
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g network
Audio system equipment such as:
■
AV receiver with speakers
■
Powered speakers
■
TV speakers
■
Monitor speakers
Video equipment such as:
■
Monitor
■
TV
■
Video output from Cable/Satellite box or
antenna
■
Clean AC Power (Surge protector/line conditioner
recommended)
You must purchase additional equipment and cables
separately.
You may also need the following items (not included;
available at electronics stores) to fully set up your
HP Digital Entertainment Center, depending on your
system audio and video requirements:
■
Audio/Video/Network cables: See “Optional
Cables not Included” on page 33.
■
Audio Y adaptor(s), mini to 2 RCA (for powered
speakers).
■
Connect cables firmly to avoid hum and noise.
■
Match the color codes, for instance: yellow — video,
white — left, red — right.
Connecting Cables
Observe the following guidelines:
■
Do not plug in the HP Digital Entertainment Center
until all connecting cables are installed.
■
Turn off power to all other equipment before
connecting cables.
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Connecting Audio
The HP Digital Entertainment Center supports many
different audio options, sound connections, and speaker
configurations.
This chapter describes the most typical, and some
advanced, audio setup options for connecting audio out
and audio in. To connect TV Source In audio and video,
see “Connecting TV Source In” on page 73.
Your system may have different components. Speakers,
AV receivers and other equipment are sold separately.
Refer to the product documentation for these products.
Chapter Contents:
“Audio Overview” on page 36
“Typical Audio Connection” on page 40
“TV Audio Connection” on page 41
“AV Receiver Audio Connection” on page 42
“Powered Speaker Audio Connection” on page 50
“Audio In Connections” on page 57
“FM Radio Antenna” on page 58
Connecting Audio
Stereo
On /Standby
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Connecting Audio
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Audio Overview
Audio Output Connectors
Digital Audio Out
Audio Out
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
Connector
SURROUND
BACK
L
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
Name
Color
Description
Surround
Back
Brown — Left
Beige — Right
Rear speakers in a multichannel audio eight
speaker system (7.1).
Surround
Blue — Left
Gray — Right
Side speakers in a multichannel audio six or eight
speaker system (4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1).
Center
Subwoofer
Green — Center
Purple — Subwoofer
Center speaker and subwoofer in a multichannel
audio system (5.1, 6.1, 7.1).
Front
White — Left
Red — Right
Stereo speakers or front speakers in a multichannel
audio system (2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1).
Digital Audio
Out
Orange
Coaxial S/PDIF 5.1 only.
Digital Audio
Out
Gray
R
SURROUND
L
R
CENTER
SUB
WOOFER
FRONT
L
R
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
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See “Configuring Audio Output” on page 132.
AUDIO
OUT
AUDIO
OUT
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Optical S/PDIF 5.1 only.
See “Configuring Audio Output” on page 132.
Sound Connector Jacks
The audio connectors are RCA type jacks that connect
from the back of your HP Digital Entertainment Center to
a TV, powered speakers or an AV receiver.
The HP Digital Entertainment Center has separate Audio
In connections (analog).
The HP Digital Entertainment Center has two Digital
Audio Out connections (SPDIF) that are coaxial and
optical. Use analog Audio 7.1 Pre-out or Digital Audio
Out connectors, but not both. Use only one Digital Audio
Out connector at a time.
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If your audio equipment has multiple input
and output connections, then it has front
panel input and output switches.
You must select the correct input and output
from the audio equipment front panel or
remote control to hear sound and see video.
Speaker Types
A stereo speaker set is a left-right, two-channel speaker
system.
A multichannel audio speaker system has a subwoofer,
left-right front and left-right surround channel, and it may
include a left-right surround back channel and a center
speaker. Surround back speakers are included in more
advanced 7.1 systems. A subwoofer provides enhanced
bass sounds.
The “.1” indicates a subwoofer. For example, 7.1
channels refer to an eight-speaker mode and uses two
front speakers (left-right), two side speakers (left-right),
two rear speakers (left-right), a center speaker, and a
subwoofer.
Audio amplifiers
The HP Digital Entertainment Center does not supply an
amplified audio signal. You can connect the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to:
■
Passive speakers connected through a home audio
system. A home audio system does not require active
speakers because the receiver provides
amplification.
■
Active (powered) speakers directly. An active
speaker system must have its own power cord.
See “Speaker Configurations” on page 38 for more
information on speaker arrangements.
Connecting Audio
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Connecting Audio
The HP Digital Entertainment Center does not have digital
audio in connections.
Speaker Configurations
You can set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center for the following supported audio configurations:
Speaker
system
Home audio
system description
2 (stereo)
Two speakers: Left
speaker, right speaker
Recommended arrangement
See:
“2.0 Home Stereo
Installation” on
page 43
TV Display
Or
Front left
speaker
2.1
Two speakers: Left
speaker, right speaker
Front right
speaker
“2.1 Powered
Speakers” on page 51
“2.1 Home Stereo
Installation” on
page 44
TV Display
Subwoofer
One subwoofer
Or
Front left
speaker
4.1
Two front speakers: left
speaker, right speaker
Subwoofer
Front right
speaker
TV Display
Front right
speaker
Front left
speaker
5.1
Two front speakers: left
speaker, right speaker
Two side speakers:
surround left speaker,
surround right speaker
One center speaker
One subwoofer
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“4.1 Home Theater
Audio” on page 45
Or
Two side speakers:
surround left speaker,
surround right speaker
One subwoofer
“2.1 Powered
Speakers” on page 51
Surround
left speaker
Subwoofer
Front left
speaker
Surround
right speaker
TV Display
Center
speaker
Front right
speaker
“4.1 Powered
Speakers” on page 52
“5.1 Home Theater
Audio” on page 46
Or
“5.1 Powered
Speakers” on page 53
Surround
left speaker
Surround
right speaker
Home audio
system description
6.1
Two front speakers: left
speaker, right speaker
Two side speakers:
surround left speaker,
surround right speaker
Recommended arrangement
TV Display
Subwoofer
Center
speaker
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
One rear surround
back speaker
One center speaker
One subwoofer
7.1
Two front speakers: left
speaker, right speaker
Two side speakers:
surround left speaker,
surround right speaker
Two rear speakers:
surround back left
speaker, surround back
right speaker
See:
If your 6.1 AV receiver
has only 5.1 (6) inputs,
see the following:
“5.1 Home Theater
Audio” on page 46
Or
Surround
right speaker
Surround
left speaker
“5.1 Powered
Speakers” on page 53
Surround back speaker
TV Display
Subwoofer
Center
speaker
“7.1 Home Theater
Audio” on page 47
Or
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
Surround
left speaker
Surround
right speaker
Surround back
left speaker
Surround back
right speaker
“7.1 Powered
Speakers” on page 54
If your 7.1 AV receiver
has only five inputs, see
“5.1 Home Theater
Audio” on page 46
One center speaker
One subwoofer
Digital
audio 5.1
Digital speakers or
digital input connector
on the audio system
Subwoofer
Front left
speaker
TV Display
Center
speaker
Front right
speaker
“Digital Home Theater
Audio” on page 48
Or
“Digital Powered
Speakers” on page 55
Surround
left speaker
Surround
right speaker
Connecting Audio
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Connecting Audio
Speaker
system
Typical Audio Connection
Select the configuration that most closely matches your
home system.
You can set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center for
the following supported audio configurations:
Audio system
Description
See:
TV
TV, monitor or display direct audio
connection with two speakers.
“TV Audio Connection” on page 41
AV receiver
Home stereo or home theater audio system
with AV receiver and passive speakers.
“AV Receiver Audio Connection” on
page 42
Powered speakers
Audio system with active speakers.
“Powered Speaker Audio Connection”
on page 50
FM
FM Tuner In.
“FM Radio Antenna” on page 58
Headphones
Speakers are muted on headphone
connection.
“Connecting Headphones” on
page 130
Then see:
“Audio In Connections” on page 57
“Connecting Video Out” on page 59
“Configuring Audio” on page 130
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
TV Audio Connection
You can connect your TV, monitor or display audio
directly to your HP Digital Entertainment Center for
two speaker sound.
If your TV has multiple inputs, you can use your TV as a
switch for audio and video.
Connecting TV Audio
Refer to the Start Here Booklet that came with the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
To connect a TV, monitor or display audio directly:
■
Connect an RCA stereo cable (white — left,
red — right) from the HP Digital Entertainment Center
back panel Audio Out connector to a TV audio in
connector.
For additional information on connecting the speakers,
refer to the documentation that came with your speakers
and AV receiver.
Connecting Audio
The following diagram shows a basic TV audio installation:
TV
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
Basic TV audio setup (2.0)
Connecting Audio
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AV Receiver Audio Connection
You can connect your HP Digital Entertainment Center to
your home stereo or home theater multichannel AV
Receivers or audio amplifiers using your existing
speakers.
Select the configuration that most closely
matches your home system, see:
“2.0 Home Stereo Installation” on page 43
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You can also connect video through your AV
receiver or to your TV directly.
“2.1 Home Stereo Installation” on page 44
“4.1 Home Theater Audio” on page 45
“5.1 Home Theater Audio” on page 46
“7.1 Home Theater Audio” on page 47
You can also use a digital connection.
See “Digital Home Theater Audio” on page 48.
AV Receiver Equipment Overview
You can connect audio and video from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center, through an AV receiver, to the TV
input.
Use this method to connect AV receivers or audio-only
home receiver/amplifiers that have standard RCA type
input connectors. You may have to select a front
panel button on your AV receiver to switch
audio inputs to hear sound.
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Connecting a home stereo to an HP Digital Entertainment
Center typically requires audio cables that are long
enough to connect from the HP Digital Entertainment
Center to the stereo or AV receiver. You may need to
purchase additional cables.
2.0 Home Stereo Installation
This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may
be different.
The following diagram shows a typical two-channel (2.0)
speaker installation that uses passive stereo speakers
connected through a home stereo standard left and right
input.
Receiver/amplifier audio input connectors may be
labeled CD, DVD, or DVD In.
AUDIO IN
L
R
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
L
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
Connecting Audio
2 Channel
AV Receiver
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
2.0 multichannel audio system connection
Connecting Audio
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2.1 Home Stereo Installation
The following diagram shows a typical two-channel (2.1)
speaker installation that uses passive stereo speakers
connected through a home stereo standard left and right
input.
n
Some AV receivers generate the subwoofer
output without a subwoofer input; in this
case, you do not need to connect the
subwoofer output from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center. Refer to your AV
receiver product documentation.
This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may
be different.
Receiver/amplifier audio input connectors may be
labeled CD, DVD, or DVD In.
AUDIO IN
L
R
2.1 Channel
AV Receiver
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
2.1 multichannel audio system connection
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1394
ETHERNET
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
4.1 Home Theater Audio
The following diagram shows a typical advanced home
theater audio four-channel 4/4.1 speaker installation that
requires multichannel inputs on a receiver/amplifier.
n
This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may
be different.
Some AV receivers generate the subwoofer
output without a subwoofer input; in this
case, you do not need to connect the
subwoofer output from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center. Refer to your AV
receiver product documentation.
Receiver/amplifier audio input connectors may be
labeled Surround, 4.1 or 4 Channel inputs, CD, DVD, or
DVD In.
Connecting Audio
AUDIO IN
4.1 Channel AV Receiver
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
4.1 multichannel audio system connection
Connecting Audio
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5.1 Home Theater Audio
The following diagram shows a typical advanced home
theater audio six-channel 5.1 speaker installation that
requires multichannel inputs on an AV Receiver.
n
This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may
be different. Use this configuration for 6.1 and 7.1 AV
Receivers that upmix the rear speaker(s). Refer to your AV
Receiver product documentation.
Both Media Center speaker settings and DVD
audio settings must be changed for proper
audio setup. Go to “Configuring Audio
Output” on page 132 and note your speaker
configuration choice for later software setup
steps.
AV Receiver audio input connectors may be labeled
Surround, 5.1 or 6 Channel Inputs, DVD, Ext. In, or
Multichannel Inputs.
AUDIO IN
5.1 Channel AV Receiver
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
TV SOURCE
DVI
1
ACTIVITY
LINK
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
TV SOURCE
2
S-VIDEO
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
5.1 multichannel audio system connection
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DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
7.1 Home Theater Audio
AV Receiver audio input connectors may be labeled
Surround, 7.1 or 8 Channel inputs, DVD, Ext. In, or
Multichannel Inputs.
The following diagram shows a typical advanced home
theater audio eight-channel 7.1 speaker installation that
requires multichannel inputs on an AV Receiver.
This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may
be different. If your AV receiver supports 7.1 and has
only 5.1 inputs, see “5.1 Home Theater Audio” on
page 46.
n
n
Some AV receivers can generate (upmix) the
7.1 audio with 5.1 channels. Refer to your AV
receiver product documentation.
Connecting Audio
Both Media Center speaker settings and DVD
audio settings must be changed for proper
audio setup. Go to “Configuring Audio
Output” on page 132 and note your speaker
configuration choice for later software setup
steps.
AUDIO IN
Center
Surr. Back Surround
Sub
Front
7.1 Channel AV Receiver
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
7.1 multichannel audio system connection
Connecting Audio
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Digital Home Theater Audio
The HP Digital Entertainment Center supports digital
audio output.
■
For TV and music: two-channel stereo. (Your AV
receiver may separate the audio signal into multiple
channels.)
■
For DVD playback: the multiple channel Dolby
Digital 5.1 or DTS Digital encoded audio signal
passes to your AV receiver for decoding. Refer to
your AV receiver product documentation.
You can connect the either coaxial or optical digital audio
cable, depending on your system. If you have both
cables, connect only one cable. Do not connect analog
multichannel speaker outputs if you connect the digital
output.
■
Insert optical cords straight in until they click into
place.
■
Do not bend or tie optical cords.
To connect digital audio from your HP Digital
Entertainment Center to an AV receiver:
1 Connect the Digital Out connector on the back panel
of your HP Digital Entertainment Center, to the Digital
Input (SPDIF) on your AV receiver or digital audio
system.
2 Select the AV receiver input.
3 Use the AV receiver to adjust the volume.
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Some AV receivers can generate (upmix) the
7.1 audio with 5.1 channels. Refer to your AV
receiver product documentation.
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
The following diagram shows a typical advanced home
theater audio six-channel 5.1 speaker installation that
requires a digital input on an AV Receiver. This is only a
suggested configuration. Your system may be different,
such as having more speakers.
n
Both Media Center speaker settings and DVD
audio settings must be changed for proper
audio setup. Go to “Configuring Audio
Output” on page 132 and note your speaker
configuration choice for later software setup
steps.
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
Recommended
Optical Coaxial
for best digital
audio experience
Choose one
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
Connecting Audio
10/ 100/ 1000
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
Digital Audio Out
Digital 5.1 multichannel audio system connection
Connecting Audio
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Powered Speaker Audio Connection
You can connect active (powered) speakers directly to
your HP Digital Entertainment Center. An active speaker
system must have its own power cord.
You may need Y adapter cables.
Select the configuration that most closely
matches your home system, see:
“2.1 Powered Speakers” on page 51
“4.1 Powered Speakers” on page 52
“5.1 Powered Speakers” on page 53
“7.1 Powered Speakers” on page 54
You can also use a digital connection.
See “Digital Powered Speakers” on page 55.
Y adapter cables
The HP Digital Entertainment Center has RCA type output
connectors. You may need to connect Y adapter cables
between your HP Digital Entertainment Center analog
audio output and your powered speaker inputs. You can
also use them for audio inputs depending on your
equipment.
Use Y adapter cables with one female 1/8-inch (3.5 mm)
stereo mini-jack on one end and two male RCA
connectors on the other end. These cables are not
provided.
The number of Y adapter cables you need to connect to
your home stereo system depends on the number of
speakers you install.
Select the cable that most closely matches
your home system:
2.1 speaker system: 1 Y adapter cable
4.1 speaker system: 2 Y adapter cables
5.1 speaker system: 3 Y adapter cables
7.1 speaker system: 4 Y adapter cables
n
Y adapter cables and extension cables are
purchased separately.
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2.1 Powered Speakers
To connect simple left/right stereo (2.0) active speakers:
Or
To connect two speakers and a subwoofer for 2.1
speaker output:
1 Connect the RCA connector end of the Y adapter
3 Plug in the speaker system power. Refer to the
cable to the Front Right and Front Left Audio Out
connectors on the back of your HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
speaker documentation.
4 Turn on the speaker system.
2 Connect the female 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini-jack end
of the Y adapter cable to the audio line in cable of
the speaker amplifier.
Connecting Audio
Subwoofer
AC
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
1394
ETHERNET
1
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
2.1 powered speaker installation
Connecting Audio
51
4.1 Powered Speakers
To connect two front speakers, two surround speakers,
and a subwoofer for four-channel (4.1 speaker) output:
1 Connect the RCA connector end of the Y adapter
2 Connect the female 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini-jack end
cables to the Audio Out connectors Front Right, Front
Left, Surround Right, Surround Left on the back of
your HP Digital Entertainment Center.
of the Y adapters to the audio line in cables of the
speaker amplifier.
3 Plug in the speaker system power. Refer to the
speaker documentation.
4 Turn on the speaker system.
Subwoofer
AC
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
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5.1 Powered Speakers
To connect two front speakers, two surround speakers, a
center speaker, and a subwoofer for six-channel
(5.1 speaker) output:
1 Connect the RCA connector end of the Y adapter
2 Connect the female 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini-jack end
cables to the Audio Out connectors Front Right, Front
Left, Surround Right, Surround Left, Center on the
back of your HP Digital Entertainment Center.
of the Y adapters to the audio line in cables of the
speaker amplifier.
3 Plug in the speaker system power. Refer to the
speaker documentation.
4 Turn on the speaker system.
AC
AUDIO IN
Center Speaker
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
Connecting Audio
Subwoofer
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
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AUDIO
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Typical 5.1 powered speaker installation
Connecting Audio
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7.1 Powered Speakers
You can install a 7.1 audio system to your HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
3 Plug in the speaker system power. Refer to the
To connect two front speakers, two surround speakers,
two surround back speakers, a center speaker, and a
subwoofer for eight-channel (7.1 speaker) output:
4 Turn on the speaker system.
speaker documentation.
n
1 Connect the RCA connector end of the Y adapter
cables to the Audio Out connectors Front Right, Front
Left, Center, Surround Right, Surround Left, Surround
Back on the back of your HP Digital Entertainment
Center.
Some powered speakers can generate
(upmix) the 7.1 audio with 5.1 input
channels. Refer to your product
documentation.
2 Connect the female 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini-jack end
of the Y adapters to the audio line in cables of the
speaker amplifier.
Subwoofer
AC
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
Center Speaker
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
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Digital Powered Speakers
You can install a digital audio system with up to two front
speakers, two surround speakers, two surround back
speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer to your
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
n
Some powered speakers can generate
(upmix) the 7.1 audio with 5.1 input
channels. Refer to your product
documentation.
Do not connect analog multichannel speaker
outputs if you connect the digital output.
You can connect either the coaxial or optical digital audio
cable, depending on your system. If you have both
cables, connect one cable only.
■
Insert optical cords straight in until they click into place.
■
Do not bend or tie optical cords.
To connect six-channel (5.1 speaker) digital output to a speaker digital input:
3 Plug in the speaker system power. Refer to the
a Digital Audio Out connector on the back of your
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Connecting Audio
1 Connect a digital audio coaxial or optical cable to
speaker documentation.
4 Turn on the speaker system.
2 Connect the digital audio coaxial or optical cable to
the speakers.
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
Optical Coaxial
Choose one
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
2
S-VIDEO
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
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Digital Audio Out
Digital powered speaker installation (5.1 shown)
Connecting Audio
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Monitor Speakers
You can connect powered monitor speakers directly to
your HP Digital Entertainment Center.
n
You may need Y adapter cables.
You can:
■
Monitor speaker configurations and
connections may vary. Your system may be
different.
Connect simple left/right stereo 2.0 powered
monitor speakers.
Or
■
Connect two powered speakers and a subwoofer for
2.1 monitor speaker output.
Monitor
Audio Out
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
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Audio In Connections
The Audio In connection can be used in conjunction with
sound recording software (application software not
provided) to record audio from other external equipment.
You can connect your existing home stereo or home
theater audio equipment, such as a tape player or
turntable, to your HP Digital Entertainment Center using
the Audio In stereo connectors on the back panel.
The following diagram shows a typical Audio In stereo
connection. This is only a suggested configuration. Your
system may be different.
Turntable
OUT
Connecting Audio
or Tape Player
Audio In
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
TV SOURCE
DVI
R
1
ACTIVITY
LINK
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
TV SOURCE
2
S-VIDEO
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
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Audio In stereo connection
n
A turntable might require special phono
inputs through a mixer.
Connecting Audio
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FM Radio Antenna
The HP Digital Entertainment Center includes an FM radio
tuner.
To connect the FM radio antenna:
1 Plug the FM radio antenna cable into the FM (Tuner)
The following diagram shows a typical FM antenna
indoor connection. This is only a suggested configuration.
Your system may be different.
In connector on the back panel (75-Ohm Coaxial).
2 You may want to extend the ends of the cable to
The following diagram shows a typical FM antenna
rooftop connection.
improve your FM radio signal reception.
WIRELESS LAN
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
OURCE
1
ACTIVITY
LINK
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
1
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
OURCE
DIO
L
2
IN
VIDEO
FM Radio Roof Antenna
FM Antenna
S-VIDEO
CABLE/ANT. IN
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
2
1
Choose one
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
WIRELESS LAN
OUT
FRONT
802.11 b/g
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
Y
VIDEO
L
Pb
TV SOURCE
DVI
1
ACTIVITY
LINK
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
TV SOURCE
2
S-VIDEO
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
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FM radio antenna cable external or internal connection
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Connecting Video Out
This chapter describes how to connect the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to a TV or display monitor, so you
can watch TV and view the screen. It includes the most
typical, and some advanced, video output options.
You must have a display such as a TV or monitor
connected to the HP Digital Entertainment Center for
proper operation. HP Digital Entertainment Centers
support many different video options, connections, and
configurations of TVs and monitors. Your system may
have different equipment.
Chapter Contents:
“Video Out Overview” on page 60
“Typical Video Out Connections” on page 65
“Video Out to TV” on page 66
“Video Out from AV Receiver to TV” on page 68
“Video Out to Monitor” on page 70
“Video Out to TV and Monitor” on page 71
TV
On /Standby
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Connecting Video Out
HP Digital Entertainment Center
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Video Out Overview
Video Out Connection Overview
The back panel connector that you hook up to your TV is
labeled Video Out. For a standard television, choose one
of the following Video Out connectors and corresponding
cables:
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
■
Component (Y, Pb, Pr)
For a “high definition” plasma, LCD, or HDTV display or
monitor, choose one of the following Video Out
connectors and cables:
■
VGA
■
DVI
n
Component video output requires specific
configurations for certain display types and
resolutions. Go to your model number page
at http://www.hp.com/support for
instructions on using component video.
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The type of video cable you need depends on your TV:
■
If your TV has a composite video jack, you may need
a composite video cable.
■
If your TV has an S-video jack, you need an S-video
cable. An S-video cable provides separate color
and black-and-white image signals, and delivers a
sharper image than a composite video cable does.
■
For component video, see “Component Video
Settings” on page 62.
To connect a TV to the HP Digital Entertainment Center,
you may need a video cable and an audio cable. Use
a video cable to connect the Video Out on the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to your TV Video In. These cables
are included in the box. You may need other or
additional cables, depending on your TV or monitor.
When using an AV receiver, the Video Out cables can be
connected directly to a TV and just the audio is connected
and switched through an AV receiver, or video and audio
is connected and switched through an AV receiver.
When using an AV receiver, do not switch video types
such as connecting a Component In to a Composite Out.
Not all AV receivers support signal conversion.
Video Output Connectors
Location and number of connectors may vary by model.
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
802.11 b/g
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
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Connector
Type
Color
Video (composite) Video Out
RCA jack
Yellow
S-video Out
Y/C video
Black
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
4-pin
S-VIDEO
OUT
Y
Pb
Pr
COMPONENT
OUT
Component Video Out (interlaced or
progressive scan)
3 RCA jacks
Blue: Pb
See http://www.hp.com for
configuration options.
VGA Video Out
Green: Y
Connecting Video Out
VIDEO
Red: Pr
Analog:
15-pin D-sub Video Out
Blue
VGA
Connecting Video Out
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Item
Connector
Type
Color
Digital:
DVI Video Out
Digital:
29-pin D-sub DVI-I
White
DVI
Or
Analog:
Video Out
DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
Component Video Settings
You must configure settings to view component video on
your TV properly. Go to your model number page at
http://www.hp.com/support for instructions on
using component video.
n
HP recommends initial setup using VGA or
composite video.
Overview
You must change the default desktop resolution of
800 x 600 to 640 x 480 for the best DVD playback and
Media Center experience. A resolution of 800 x 600 is
best for Windows desktop dialog boxes. See “Adjusting
the Desktop Display” on page 137. The component video
default output is 480i (interlaced) to provide a picture on
most TVs. Driver adjustments are required to configure
progressive scan for TVs that support progressive scan.
Progressive scan format provides a better desktop
viewing experience than interlaced format.
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Content-protected DVD playback is limited to the
following when component video is connected:
Component Format
Desktop Resolution
480i (interlaced)
640 x 480 @ 30 Hz
480p (progressive)
640 x 480 @ 60 Hz
TV Display Overview
The HP Digital Entertainment Center allows you to
connect to a TV to view the monitor image on a TV
screen. With the TV connected, you can view the
HP Digital Entertainment Center image, watch TV or
DVD movies, or play games on your TV. See “Video Out
to TV and Monitor” on page 71.
You must manually set up dual displays. Only
either the TV or monitor, not both, will display after initial
power up. See “Configuring Video Output” on
page 134.
Audio and Video Switching Overview
If your AV receiver has multiple input and output
connections, then it has front panel input and output
switches.
You must select the correct input and output on the AV
receiver front panel or remote control to hear sound and
see video.
TV: If you have multiple audio/video inputs on your TV,
you can use your TV as an audio/video switch and
control inputs though your TV remote.
If your TV has multiple input connections, then it has a
front panel input switch.
You must select the correct input and output on the TV
front panel or remote control to hear sound and see
video.
Monitor: If you have multiple audio/video inputs on
your monitor, you can use your monitor as an audio/
video switch. You will probably not be able to use a
remote control to switch.
If your monitor has multiple input and output connections,
then it has a front panel input switch and output switch.
You must select the correct input and output on the
monitor front panel to hear sound and see video.
n
If your video equipment has multiple input
and output connections, then it has front
panel input and output switches.
You must select the correct input and output
from the video equipment front panel or
remote control to hear sound and see video.
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Connecting Video Out
AV receiver: You can use your AV receiver as a switch
to direct the video to your TV and the audio to your
speakers from the HP Digital Entertainment Center. This
method gives you the best audio quality, and is easy to
switch audio/video inputs though your AV receiver
remote.
Using the Remote Control with Your TV
You can use the HP Digital Entertainment Center remote
control to change channels and adjust volume if you have
a cable box or satellite receiver, have installed the
Infrared Transmitter cable, and have configured the
remote control after initial power up.
Always point the HP Digital Entertainment Center remote
control at the HP Digital Entertainment Center front panel.
The infrared remote sensor, behind the front panel
window, receives signals from the remote control.
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The HP Digital Entertainment Center includes one or two
Infrared Transmitter cables (IR blaster) that are required to
control one or two set-top-boxes. You must carefully
position the Infrared Transmitter cable tip on the set-topbox to ensure the set-top-box receives the IR signal from
the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See “Infrared
Transmitter Connection” on page 88.
Typical Video Out Connections
This section describes how to hook up the Video Out
connectors on the back panel of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center into your home system so you can
watch TV.
These are only suggested configurations. Your system
may be different. Select the configuration that most
closely matches your home system.
You may set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center for the following supported configurations:
Display/video configuration
See:
Video Out from HP Digital Entertainment Center to TV,
through a direct connection
“Video Out to TV” on page 66
Video Out from HP Digital Entertainment Center,
through an AV receiver, to a TV
“Video Out from AV Receiver to TV” on page 68
Video Out from HP Digital Entertainment Center to a
monitor, through a direct connection
“Video Out to Monitor” on page 70
TV and Monitor from HP Digital Entertainment Center,
dual display option
(You must manually set dual displays.)
“Video Out to TV and Monitor” on page 71
Other Video Equipment
“Connecting Video Equipment” on page 95
Then see:
“Connecting TV Source In” on page 73
“Connecting Video Equipment” on page 95
Connecting Video Out
“Configuring Video” on page 134
Connecting Video Out
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Video Out to TV
Switching: If you have multiple audio/video inputs on
your TV, you can use your TV as an audio/video switch
and control inputs though your TV remote.
Connectors: For a standard television, choose one of
the following Video Out connectors and cables:
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
■
Component (Y, Pb, Pr)
n
Component video output requires specific
configurations for certain display types and
resolutions. Go to your model number page
at http://www.hp.com/support for
instructions on using component video.
For a plasma, LCD, or HDTV display, choose one of the
following Video Out connectors and cables:
■
VGA
■
DVI
Equipment: The TV and some cables are not
included with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Refer
to the documentation that came with your TV/display. You
can also connect a video projector using this procedure.
Configuration: You can adjust the TV display, after
initial turn on, using the Media Center software. See
“Initial Configuration” on page 121.
Procedure: Connect a video cable from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel Video Out directly to the
TV Video In.
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n
If the Video Out S-video and composite
connections are not connected to a TV or
video input when the HP Digital
Entertainment Center is turned on, the
S-video and composite jacks turn off
automatically and you see no picture.
You must restart; press and hold down the
power button for four seconds to restart your
HP Digital Entertainment Center to ensure
Video Out connection to your TV or AV
receiver.
.
TV IN
Component*
Video
S-video
*Note: Not recommended
Choose one
for initial setup.
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
VIDEO
L
Pb
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
S-VIDEO
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
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TV Out (standard)
HDTV IN
S-video
Component*
Video
VGA
DVI
*Note: Not recommended
Choose one
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
Connecting Video Out
for initial setup.
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
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TV Out (high definition)
Connecting Video Out
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Video Out from AV Receiver to TV
Switching: Switch audio and video through your AV
receiver if your AV receiver switches video and has the
correct connections. This method gives you the best audio
quality, and you can easily switch audio/video inputs
through your AV receiver remote.
Connectors: For a standard television, choose one of
the following Video Out connectors and cables:
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
■
Component (Y, Pb, Pr)
For a plasma, LCD, or HDTV display, choose one of the
following Video Out connectors and cables:
■
VGA
■
DVI
Equipment: The TV, AV receiver, and some
cables are not included with the HP Digital Entertainment
Center. See the documentation that came with your TV
and AV receiver.
Configuration: You can adjust the TV display, after
initial turn-on, using the Media Center software settings.
See “Initial Configuration” on page 121.
Procedure:
n
If the Video Out S-video and composite
connections are not connected to a TV or
video input when the HP Digital
Entertainment Center is turned on, the S-video
and composite jacks will turn off
automatically.
You must restart; press and hold down the
power button for four seconds to restart your
HP Digital Entertainment Center to ensure
Video Out connection to your TV or AV
receiver.
If your TV and AV receiver has multiple input
and output connections, then it has front
panel input and output switches.
You must select the correct input and output
from the TV and AV receiver front panel or
remote control to hear sound and see video.
1 Connect a video cable from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel Video Out to the
AV receiver Video In.
2 Connect a video cable from the AV receiver Video
Out to the TV Video In.
Use the same connector type if your AV
receiver does not support cross connecting.
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Component video output requires specific
configurations for certain display types and
resolutions. Go to your model number page
at http://www.hp.com/support for
instructions on using component video.
.
TV IN
S-video
Choose one and keep
same type as AV Receiver In
Component*
Video
*Note: Not recommended
for initial setup.
AV Receiver
AV RECEIVER IN
AV RECEIVER OUT
S-video
Component*
Video
*Note: Not recommended
Choose one
for initial setup.
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
Connecting Video Out
AUDIO IN
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
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DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
TV Out (through AV receiver)
Connecting Video Out
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Video Out to Monitor
Equipment: The monitor and some cables may not be
included with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See the
documentation that came with your monitor.
Switching: If you have multiple audio/video inputs on
your monitor, you can use your monitor as an audio/
video switch. You will probably not be able to use a
remote control as a switch.
Configuration: You can adjust the monitor display,
after initial power up, using the Media Center software.
See “Initial Configuration” on page 121.
Connectors: For a monitor, choose one of the following
Video Out connectors and cables:
■
VGA
■
DVI
Procedure: Connect a monitor video cable from the
HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel Video Out
directly to the monitor Video In.
MONITOR IN
n
DVI
VGA
If your monitor has multiple input
connections, then it has a front panel input
switch. You must select the correct input from
the monitor front panel or remote control to
hear sound and see video.
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
Choose one
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
Monitor out
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Video Out to TV and Monitor
Connectors: For a television, choose one of the
following Video Out connectors and cables:
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
■
Component (Y, Pb, Pr)
For a monitor, choose one of the following Video Out
connectors and cables:
■
VGA
■
DVI
You can use the following combinations to
connect your TV and monitor:
Display
Use with
VGA
Video (composite)
S-video
Component (Y, Pb, Pr)
DVI
DVI
Video (composite)
S-video
Component (Y, Pb, Pr)
VGA
You cannot view any combination of Video (composite),
S-video, Component (Y, Pb, Pr) at the same time with dual
displays.
Equipment: The TV, monitor, and some cables may not
be included with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See
the documentation that came with your TV and monitor.
Configuration: You can adjust the TV and monitor
displays, after initial turn on, using the Media Center.
software. See “Initial Configuration” on page 121.
Procedure:
1 Connect a monitor video cable from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel Video Out directly
to the monitor Video In. Use the VGA or DVI Video
Out connectors.
2 Connect your TV to the HP Digital Entertainment
Center back panel. Use the Video (composite),
S-video, or component (Y, Pb, Pr) Video Out
connectors.
3 After initial turn-on, you will need to activate dual
displays. See “Dual screen” on page 134.
n
If the Video Out S-video and Video
(composite) connections are not connected to
a TV or video input when the HP Digital
Entertainment Center is turned on, the S-video
and composite jacks will turn off
automatically.
You must restart; press and hold down the
power button for four seconds to restart your
HP Digital Entertainment Center to ensure
Video Out connection to your TV or AV
receiver.
n
Component video output requires specific
configurations for certain display types and
resolutions. Go to your model number page
at http://www.hp.com/support for
instructions on using component video.
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Connecting Video Out
Switching: If you have multiple audio/video inputs on
your TV or monitor, you can use your TV or monitor as an
audio/video switch. You can use a TV remote control to
switch inputs. If your AV receiver switches video and has
the correct connections, you can connect your TV or
monitor through your AV receiver.
n
If your TV or monitor has multiple input
connections, select the correct input on the TV
or monitor.
.
MONITOR IN
TV IN
VGA
S-video
Video
DVI
Component
Choose one
Choose one
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
TV and monitor out
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This chapter describes how to connect TV source input
from a set-top-box such as a cable box or satellite receiver
to the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Infrared
Transmitter cable installation is also included.
You connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to an
existing setup for your TV signal source. This chapter
includes the most typical, and some advanced, input
options.
The HP Digital Entertainment Center supports many
different video source input options, connections, and
set-top-box configurations, such as a cable box or satellite
receiver. Your home system may have different
components.
Connecting TV Source In
Connecting TV Source In
Chapter Contents:
“TV Source Overview” on page 74
“Typical TV Source Connections” on page 77
“Cable Connection” on page 78
“Satellite Connection” on page 84
“Infrared Transmitter Connection” on page 88
“Antenna Connection” on page 92
n
Cable
Set-top-box
Infrared Transmitter
On /Standby
HP Digital Entertainment Center z545
For additional information on connecting the
cable box or satellite receiver, refer to the
documentation that came with your
equipment and the Start Here Booklet
included.
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Connecting TV Source In
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TV Source Overview
TV Signal Source Overview
You must have a TV signal into the HP Digital
Entertainment Center for proper operation. The
back panel connectors are TV Source 1 In and
TV Source 2 In:
■
For a cable TV box, digital cable box, or satellite
receiver: use TV Source 1 In or TV Source 2 In
(select models only).
■
For an analog cable RF coaxial connector: use cable
antenna.
A set-top cable TV box is provided by your cable TV
provider to unscramble premium channels.
For Dual Tuner configurations, both TV sources must be of
the same type: either cable TV, digital cable TV, satellite
TV, or antenna. The TV sources must also have the same,
identical channel line-up; for example, if you are using
two satellite TV sources they must provide the exact same
channels. All TV viewing and scheduling is provided
through the Television Program Guide in Media Center,
so both TV sources must have identical Television Program
Guides.
The HP Digital Entertainment Center records television
and allows you to control the television channels. The
HP Digital Entertainment Center has two tuner
configurations available:
Single tuner
TV Source
1 In
A single tuner allows you to watch or
record one program only.
Dual tuner
option TV
Source 2 In
You can have dual TV inputs, if your
HP Digital Entertainment Center
includes the two TV tuner option. You
can watch a show on one channel
while Media Center records another
show on a different channel. Or you
can record two different programs at
the same time, using two tuners.
TV Source Connectors Overview
Your standard television has one or more of the following
video input connectors and cables:
■
Coaxial (RF)
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
The type of video cable you need depends on your TV:
■
If your TV has an S-video jack, you need an S-video
cable. Use an S-video cable to connect the TV Out
on the HP Digital Entertainment Center to your TV. An
S-video cable provides separate color and black-andwhite image signals, and delivers a sharper image
than a composite video cable.
■
If your TV has a composite video jack, you need a
composite video cable.
You may need other or additional cables, depending on
your TV signal source.
Do not switch video types such as connecting a Coaxial
In and a Composite Out. Not all set-top-boxes and AV
receivers support signal conversion.
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TV Source Connectors
(Location and number of connectors may vary by model.)
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
802.11 b/g
VIDEO
L
Pb
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
Item
TV SOURCE 1
R
AUDIO
OUT
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Connector
Type
Color
Audio TV Source 1 In
RCA jacks
White: left
L
Red: right
AUDIO
VIDEO
VIDEO
Yellow
S-video (4-pin)
TV Source 1 In
Y/C video Analog 4-pin
Black
Cable/Antenna In
TV Source 1 In
Coaxial
Silver
Audio TV Source 2 In
(Select models only)
RCA jacks
White: left
Video (composite)
TV Source 2 In
(Select models only)
RCA jack
S-VIDEO
1
TV SOURCE 2
AUDIO
VIDEO
RCA jack
S-VIDEO
CABLE/ANT. IN FM
R
Video (composite)
TV Source 1 In
Red: right
L
S-VIDEO
Yellow
Connecting TV Source In
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Item
VIDEO
Connector
Type
Color
S-video TV Source 2 In
(Select models only)
Y/C video Analog 4-pin
Black
Cable/Antenna In
TV Source 2 In
Coaxial
Silver
Infrared Transmitter Out
2 ports
1/8-inch (3.5mm)
mini-jack
Silver
S-VIDEO
CABLE/ANT. IN
2
2
1
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Typical TV Source Connections
Connecting TV Source In
These are only suggested configurations. Your system
may be different.
Select the configuration that most closely matches your
home system:
TV source type
Display/video configuration
Connector
See:
Cable
Cable directly from the wall
(without a cable TV set-top-box or
digital cable receiver)
Cable/Ant
“Cable Only” on page 78
One cable TV box or digital cable
receiver
TV Source 1 In
Or
Cable/Ant 1
“One Cable TV Box or
Digital Cable Receiver” on
page 80
Two cable TV boxes, or digital
cable receivers
TV Source 1 In
TV Source 2 In
Or
Cable/Ant 1
Cable/Ant 2
“Two Cable TV Boxes, or
Two Digital Cable Receivers”
on page 82
One satellite receiver
TV Source 1 In
Or
Cable/Ant 1
“One Satellite Receiver” on
page 84
Two satellite receivers
TV Source 1 In
TV Source 2 In
Or
Cable/Ant 1
Cable/Ant 2
“Two Satellite Receivers” on
page 86
TV Antenna
Cable/Ant 1 In
Cable/Ant 2 In
“Antenna Connection” on
page 92
Satellite
Antenna
Then see:
“Infrared Transmitter Connection” on page 88 (cable TV
box, digital cable receiver, or satellite receiver only)
“Connecting Video Equipment” on page 95
Connecting TV Source In
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Cable Connection
Cable Only
Location and number of connectors may vary by model.
If you are using a cable without a set-top-box or digital
cable receiver, do the following to connect the TV signal
source:
1 Plug the connector of a coaxial cable from
2 Turn the connector to tighten it.
CABLE/ANT. IN FM
your TV cable (wall) into the Cable/Ant
connector on the back of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
1
3 Install a splitter as shown in the following illustration
(select models only).
.
Coaxial
Wall
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
TV signal source (Cable)
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Cable Only with Splitter
.
2 Way Splitter
Coaxial
Wall
Splitter
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
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TV signal source — Cable and dual tuners with splitter (select models only)
Connecting TV Source In
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One Cable TV Box or Digital Cable Receiver
Connect the TV signal source from the Cable TV
set-top-box or digital cable receiver (not provided) into
the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
b Connect the video cable from the set-top-box or
digital cable receiver back panel Video Output
connector.
If you are using a set-top-box or digital cable receiver
with S-video or composite video output, do the following:
c
1 Make sure that a coaxial cable connector from your
cable TV source (wall) is plugged into the set-top-box
or digital cable receiver In connector.
2 Connect a video cable:
a Choose a video out connector:
■
Coaxial (RF)
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
Connect the video cable into the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel TV Source 1 In
connector.
3 Connect stereo audio cables (skip this step if using
coaxial [RF]):
a From the set-top-box or digital cable receiver
back panel Audio Out right (red) and Audio Out
left (white) connectors.
b Into the HP Digital Entertainment Center back
panel TV Source 1 In Audio right (red) and Audio
left (white) connectors.
4 Connect the set-top-box Infrared Transmitter cable
(required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter
Connection” on page 88.
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Connecting TV Source In
.
Coaxial
Wall
OUT
Cable set-top-box 1
Infrared Transmitter
Choose
one
Video
S-video
Coaxial
TV Source 1
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
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TV signal source — one cable TV or digital cable box
Connecting TV Source In
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Two Cable TV Boxes, or
Two Digital Cable Receivers
You must have two identical set-top-boxes, such as two
digital cable receivers or two cable TV boxes (not
included), from the same TV source and the HP Digital
Entertainment Center dual tuner option (select models
only) to set this up. This configuration will allow you to
watch live TV on one channel and record another channel
at the same time.
Connect the TV signal source from each set-top-box or
digital cable receiver into each of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center tuners’ TV Source 1 and TV
Source 2.
If you are using two matching set-top cable boxes or
digital cable receivers with S-video or composite video
output, do the following:
1 Make sure that:
■
■
Cable TV box: A coaxial cable connector
from your cable source (wall) is plugged into
a cable splitter (provided), then into each cable
set-top-box In connector. This setup is similar to
the illustration “TV signal source — two digital
cable boxes (select models only)” on page 83.
Digital cable receiver: A coaxial cable
connector from two cable sources (wall) is
plugged into each digital cable receiver IN
connector. See “TV signal source — two digital
cable boxes (select models only)” on page 83.
2 Connect a video cable for set-top-box 1.
a Choose a Video Out connector:
■
Coaxial (RF)
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
b Connect the video cable from the
set-top-box or digital cable receiver back
panel video output connector.
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c
Connect the video cable into the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel TV Source 1 In
connector.
3 Connect stereo audio cables for set-top-box 1 (skip
this step if using coaxial [RF]):
a From the set-top-box or digital cable receiver
back Audio Out right (red) and Audio Out left
(white) connectors.
b Into the HP Digital Entertainment Center back
panel TV Source 1 In Audio right (red) and Audio
left (white) connectors.
4 Connect a video cable for set-top-box 2:
a Choose a video out connector, use the same type
as set-top-box 1:
■
Coaxial (RF)
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
b Connect the video cable from the
set-top-box or digital cable receiver back
panel video output connector.
c
Connect the video cable into the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel TV Source 2 In
connector.
5 Connect stereo audio cables for set-top-box 2 (skip
this step if using coaxial [RF]):
a From the set-top-box or digital cable receiver
back Audio Out right (red) and Audio Out left
(white) connectors.
b Into the HP Digital Entertainment Center back
panel TV Source 2 In Audio right (red) and Audio
left (white) connectors.
6 Connect the set-top-box 1 Infrared Transmitter cable
7 Connect the set-top-box 2 Infrared Transmitter cable
(required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter
Connection” on page 88.
Connecting TV Source In
(required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter
Connection” on page 88.
.
Wall
Wall
Coaxial
Coaxial
Source 1
Source 2
Cable
Set-top-box 1
Cable
Set-top-box 2
Infrared Transmitter
VIDEO OUT
Note: Connect same
set-top-box only
VIDEO OUT
Choose one
Choose one
S-video
Video
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
CENTER
Video
Coaxial (RF)
VIDEO
FRONT
S-video
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Coaxial (RF)
Pb
TV SOURCE
DVI
1
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
TV SOURCE
2
S-VIDEO
IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
HI SPEED USB 2.0
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DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
TV signal source — two digital cable boxes (select models only)
Connecting TV Source In
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Satellite Connection
One Satellite Receiver
Connect the TV signal source from the satellite receiver
into the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
If you are using a satellite receiver (not provided) with
S-video or composite video output, do the following:
1 Make sure that a coaxial cable connector from your
dish source is plugged into the satellite receiver In
connector.
2 Connect a video cable.
a Choose a Video Out connector:
■
Coaxial (RF)
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
b Connect the video cable from the
satellite receiver back panel video output
connector.
c
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Connect the video cable into the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel TV Source 1 In
connector.
HP Digital Entertainment Center
3 Connect stereo audio cables (skip this step if using
coaxial [RF]):
a From the satellite receiver back panel Audio Out
right (red) connector and Audio Out left (white)
connectors.
b Into the HP Digital Entertainment Center back
panel TV Source 1 In Audio right (red) and Audio
left (white) connectors.
4 Connect the satellite receiver Infrared Transmitter
cable (required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter
Connection” on page 88.
Coaxial
Connecting TV Source In
.
Satellite Receiver
Infrared Transmitter
OUT
Choose
one
Video
AUDIO IN
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
S-video
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
Coaxial
TV Source 1
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
R
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
TV SOURCE 2 IN
CABLE/ANT. IN
COAXIAL
10/ 100/ 1000
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
2
INFRARED TRANSMITTER OUT
OPTICAL
2
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
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TV signal source — one satellite receiver
Connecting TV Source In
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Two Satellite Receivers
You must have two identical satellite receivers from the
same source and the HP Digital Entertainment Center dual
tuner option (select models only) to set this up. This
configuration will allow you to watch live TV on one
channel and record another channel at the same time.
Connect the TV signal source from each satellite receiver
into each HP Digital Entertainment Center tuner.
If you are using two matching satellite receivers with
S-video or composite video output, do the following:
1 Make sure that a coaxial cable connector from your
dish source is plugged into two cable outputs, and
each satellite receiver In connector.
3 Connect stereo audio cables for satellite receiver 1
(skip this step if using coaxial [RF]):
a From the satellite receiver back panel Audio Out
right (red) connector and the Audio Out left
(white) connectors.
b Into the HP Digital Entertainment Center back
panel TV Source 1 In Audio right (red) and Audio
left (white) connectors.
4 Connect a video cable for satellite receiver 2:
a Choose a video out connector, use the same type
as satellite receiver 1:
2 Connect a video cable for satellite receiver 1:
a Choose a Video Out connector:
■
Coaxial (RF)
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
b Connect the video cable from the
satellite receiver back panel video output
connector.
c
Connect the video cable into the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel TV Source 1 In
connector.
■
Coaxial (RF)
■
Video (composite)
■
S-video
b Connect the video cable from the
satellite receiver back panel video output
connector.
c
Connect the video cable into the HP Digital
Entertainment Center back panel TV Source 2 In
connector.
5 Connect stereo audio cables for satellite receiver 2
(skip this step if using coaxial [RF]):
a From the satellite receiver back panel Audio Out
right (red) connector and Audio Out left (white)
connectors.
b Into the HP Digital Entertainment Center back
panel TV Source 2 In Audio right (red) and Audio
left (white) connectors.
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7 Connect the satellite receiver 2 Infrared Transmitter
cable (required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter
Connection” on page 88.
cable (required for signal). See “Infrared Transmitter
Connection” on page 88.
.
Source 1
Coaxial (RF)
Source 2
Satellite
receiver 2
Satellite
receiver 1
Infrared Transmitter
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO OUT
Note: Connect same
set-top-box only
Choose one
Video
AUDIO IN
S-video
AUDIO 7.1 PRE-OUT
SURROUND SURROUND
BACK
L
L
L
Coaxial (RF)
CENTER
VIDEO
FRONT
Choose one
Video
S-video
Coaxial (RF)
OUT
WIRELESS LAN
Y
REMOVABLE ANTENNA
VIDEO
L
Pb
802.11 b/g
ACTIVITY
LINK
TV SOURCE 1 IN
DVI
CABLE/ANT. IN FM ANTENNA IN
L
R
1
Pr
100-240V- 4/A 50/60Hz
AC IN
R
R
R
SUB
WOOFER
R
S-VIDEO
COMPONENT
AUDIO
VGA
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
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6 Connect the satellite receiver 1 Infrared Transmitter
Infrared Transmitter Connection
Infrared Transmitter Overview
The HP Digital Entertainment Center includes infrared
transmitters that make it easy to control one or two set-topboxes. If you connect a set-top-box such as a digital cable
box or a satellite receiver to the HP Digital Entertainment
Center, then you must also use the Infrared (IR) Transmitter
control cable.
The remote control sends commands to the HP Digital
Entertainment Center which relays these commands via
the IR transmitter control cables to the cable box or
satellite receiver.
The Infrared Transmitter control cable has a sender
tip (IR Blaster) that attaches to the front of the cable box
(or other set-top-box) and plugs into the back of the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
You must carefully position the Infrared Transmitter control
cable sender tip on to the set-top-box front panel to ensure
the set-top-box receives the signal.
The remote receiver is on the front of the cable box,
digital cable box, or satellite receiver. It receives Infrared
commands from your cable box remote control or from
the IR transmitter cable. The remote receiver is sometimes
hidden behind a panel of dark, transparent plastic. You
can use a flashlight to locate it. For more information
about the remote receiver, refer to the documentation for
your cable box, digital cable box, or satellite receiver.
n
The Infrared Transmitter connection is
required for a signal with a set-top-box.
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Cable TV
Set-top-box 1
Infrared Transmitter
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Cable Set-top-box 1
Cable Set-top-box 2
Note: Connect set-top-box only
Infrared Transmitter
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Infrared Transmitter Installation
If you have a cable TV receiver, satellite receiver, or other
set-top-box that controls your TV signal, connect the
Infrared Transmitter Sensor:
1 Route the IR transmitter cable from the back of the
HP Digital Entertainment Center to the cable TV,
digital cable, or satellite receiver set-top-box.
2 Locate the IR remote receiver area on the front of the
set-top-box. This is where you aim the set-top-box
remote control to change channels, change the
sound level, and so on.
■
The IR remote receiver area may be behind an
obvious window on the set-top-box.
■
Use the set-top-box remote control to locate its IR
remote receiver area: Hold the remote control
very close (within 1-inch / 2.54-centimeters) and
press a remote button to change the channel or
power off the box. As you push a button,
gradually move the remote control across the
front of the box until the box responds.
■
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Hold a flashlight close to the front of the set-topbox and look for a transparent window with a
small box inside. Test the area by holding the box
remote close to the window and pushing a button
until the box responds.
HP Digital Entertainment Center
3 Use a piece of tape to temporarily hold the IR
transmitter cable tip over the set-top-box IR remote
receiver area while you test the function.
4 Plug the IR transmitter cable into the Infrared
Transmitter connector on the back of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
5 Test the operation by pointing the HP Digital
Entertainment Center remote control at the HP Digital
Entertainment Center IR receiver and pressing a
channel button. (Be sure you use the HP Digital
Entertainment Center remote and point it at the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.)
6 For permanent attachment, remove the paper from
the IR transmitter cable tip and press the tip onto the
IR remote receiver area on the set-top-box.
7 Repeat these steps for the second set-top-box.
Cable or Satellite
Set-top-box
Adhere
to IR window
Remove tape
Connecting TV Source In
The following illustration shows the Infrared Transmitter installation.
Infrared Transmitter
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Antenna Connection
If you are using a broadcast television antenna (not
provided) with no cable TV box, digital cable box, or
satellite receiver, do the following to connect the TV signal
source:
1 Plug the connector of a coaxial cable from
CABLE/ANT. IN F
your external or internal TV antenna into
the Cable/Ant connector on the back of the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
1
2 Turn the connector to tighten it.
Roof TV Antenna
Coaxial
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Roof Antenna
Coaxial
2 Way Splitter
Splitter
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Connecting Video
Equipment
This chapter describes how to connect video playback
and recording equipment to the HP Digital Entertainment
Center. Equipment includes VCRs and camcorders. This
chapter also includes the most typical, and some
advanced, options.
The HP Digital Entertainment Center supports many
different video input and audio/video output options and
connections. Your system may have different components.
Chapter Contents:
“Video Equipment Overview” on page 96
“Typical Video Equipment Connections” on page 98
“VCR Connection” on page 99
“Video Camera Connection” on page 103
VCR
Connecting Video
Equipment
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Video Equipment Overview
Connectors
(Location and number of connectors may vary by model.)
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Type
Color
Audio:
TV Source 1 In
RCA jacks
White: left
Video:
TV Source 1 In
RCA jack
Yellow
S-video TV:
Source 1 In
Analog:
Y/C video 4-pin
Black
Cable/Antenna In:
TV Source 1
Coaxial
Silver
Audio:
TV Source 2 In
RCA jacks
White: left
Video:
TV Source 2 In
RCA jack
(optional)
Yellow
S-video TV:
Source 2 In
Analog:
Y/C video 4-pin (optional)
Black
Cable/Antenna In:
TV Source 2
Coaxial
Silver
Red: right
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Video Equipment Connection Overview
■
Coaxial (RF)
■
Composite
■
S-video
The type of video cable you need depends on
your video equipment:
■
■
If your video equipment has an S-video jack, you
need an S-video cable. An S-video cable provides
separate color and black-and-white image signals,
and delivers a sharper image than a composite
video cable does.
If your video equipment has a composite video jack,
you need a composite video cable.
n
If your video equipment has multiple input
and output connections, then it has front
panel input and output switches.
You must select the correct input and output
from the video equipment front panel or
remote control to hear sound and see video.
You can also connect your digital video camera to
work with the HP Digital Entertainment Center
through FireWire (IEEE 1394) connectors.
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You may need other or additional cables, depending on
your video equipment.
DVD Player
The HP Digital Entertainment Center has a built-in
DVD player/recorder.
n
The HP Digital Entertainment Center is not
designed to record retail movie title DVDs.
n
Connect video game boxes directly to
your TV.
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Connecting Video
Equipment
Standard video equipment has one or more of the
following video out connectors and cables:
Typical Video Equipment Connections
This section describes how to connect the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to an existing setup of your video
equipment.
These are only suggested configurations. Your system
may be different.
Select the configuration that most closely matches your
home system:
TV source type
Display/video configuration
See:
VCR
VCR direct to HP Digital Entertainment
Center
“VCR Direct in Connection” on page 99
From HP Digital Entertainment Center to
VCR to TV
“Wall to VCR to TV Using Coaxial Cable” on
page 100
Digital
“Connecting a Digital Video Camera” on
page 103
Analog
“Connecting an Analog Camcorder” on
page 106
Camcorder
Then see:
“Connecting the Network” on page 107
“Initial Configuration” on page 121
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VCR Connection
VCR Direct in Connection
You can connect a VCR to record your tapes to the HP Digital Entertainment Center hard disk drive.
n
Some retail VHS tapes have content
protection measures that corrupt recorded
images or do not allow recording.
VCR
Choose
one
Video
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VCR connection
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Connecting Video
Equipment
OUT
Wall to VCR to TV Using Coaxial Cable
1 Remove the coaxial cable at the input to the VCR.
Wall
2 Connect the coaxial cable to the input of a signal
splitter (available at electronics stores).
3 Connect two coaxial cables to the splitter outputs.
4 Connect one coaxial cable to the input of the VCR.
5 Connect one coaxial cable to the TV Source 1 in
back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
6 Connect a coaxial cable from the VCR out to one of
Coaxial
Cable
Set-top-box
the TV inputs. Reserve an input connection on the TV
for the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Wall
Coaxial
Coaxial
VCR
VCR
Coaxial
Coaxial
TV
Existing setups with and without set-top-box
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TV
Splitter
2 Way Splitter
Coaxial
Wall
Coaxial
VCR
VCR OUT
Coaxial
TV
Coaxial
TV IN
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Connecting Video Equipment
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Connecting Video
Equipment
VCR IN
Wall
Coaxial
Set-top-box
CABLE IN
CABLE OUT
Infrared Transmitter
Coaxial
2 Way Splitter
Splitter
Coaxial
VCR IN
VCR OUT
Coaxial
Coaxial
TV
TV IN
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Video Camera Connection
Refer to the HP support Web site for detailed information
on advanced video setup. See “HP Web Site Support” on
page 152.
Connecting a Digital Video Camera
Connectors:
Procedure:
Use the 4-pin FireWire (IEEE 1394) connector on the front
or 6-pin FireWire (IEEE 1394) connector on the back
panel of the HP Digital Entertainment Center to connect a
digital video camera. This connector is bi-directional.
The following instructions apply only to digital video
cameras. See “Connecting an Analog Camcorder” on
page 106 for analog video cameras.
Equipment:
Most digital video cameras use either a 4-pin to 4-pin or
a 4-pin to 6-pin FireWire (IEEE 1394) video camera
transfer cable. You may have to purchase a 4-pin to 4-pin
FireWire (IEEE 1394) cable to use the 4-pin FireWire
(IEEE 1394) connector on the HP Digital Entertainment
Center front panel.
If a Digital Video Device Auto Play window appears
when you connect your camera, click Cancel.
To connect a digital video camera:
1 Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center, and wait
for the desktop to appear. See “Initial Configuration”
on page 121.
2 Turn on the digital video camera.
3 Connect the video camera transfer cable from the
camera to a FireWire (IEEE 1394) connector on
the front (4-pin) or back (6-pin) of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
4 A Found New Hardware message appears. Wait
two or three minutes for the system to make the
necessary settings for the new device. When
installation is complete, a message appears telling
you the camera is ready to use.
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Connecting Video
Equipment
Some cameras use a USB connector. See the
documentation that came with your digital video camera.
See “USB Device Connection” on page 115.
.
On /Standby
4-Pin
FireWire
(IEEE 1394)
Cable
Digital
Video
Camera
Connect a digital video camera (front panel)
Digital
Video
Camera
FireWire (IEEE 1394) Cable
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Connect a digital video camera (back panel)
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DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
1
Recognizing the camera
If the HP Digital Entertainment Center does not recognize
your digital video camera:
“Initial Configuration” on page 121.
5 Click the plus sign (+) next to imaging devices. If the
2 Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
name of the camera appears under imaging devices
the device is ready. If the name is not there, try the
following:
3 Click Performance and Maintenance,
■
Click Action, and then Scan for hardware
changes. Look in Device Manager for a new
addition under imaging devices.
■
Unplug the video camera’s transfer cable from
the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Power cycle
the camera and plug it back in. Look in Device
Manager for a new addition under imaging
devices.
if available, and then double-click the System icon.
4 Click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device
Manager button.
For more information about viewing your pictures or
digital video files in Media Center or copying your
pictures to CD, see the Media Center Edition 2005
Software Guide.
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Connecting Video
Equipment
1 Start up the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See
Connecting an Analog Camcorder
Connecting an analog camera for video input (capture)
To connect an analog video camera:
Connectors:
When connecting an analog video camera for input to
the HP Digital Entertainment Center, use the Video and
Audio In connectors on the front of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
1 Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center, and wait
for the desktop to appear. See “Initial Configuration”
on page 121.
2 Connect the video camera transfer cable from the
Procedure:
camera to the S-video connector or to the composite
and audio connectors on the front of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
The following instructions can also be used to connect
digital cameras with analog outputs.
See the documentation that came with your video
camera.
3 Turn on the camera and use InterVideo WinDVD
Creator to capture your video recording.
.
On /Standby
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VIDEO OUT
Choose
one
S-video
Video
Connect an analog video camera for source input
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HP Digital Entertainment Center
Analog Video Camera
Connecting the Network
Your system must have working broadband
Internet to operate properly.
The HP Digital Entertainment Center supports many
different network options, connections, and
configurations. You can connect your HP Digital
Entertainment Center to a:
Chapter Contents:
“Peripheral Connection Overview” on page 108
“Typical Network Connections” on page 110
■
Wireless 802.11b/g network
“Connecting the Wireless Network Antenna” on
page 111
■
Wired Ethernet Port 10/100/1000
“Connecting a DSL/Cable Modem” on page 113
You can connect your peripheral devices to work with the
HP Digital Entertainment Center through USB or FireWire
(IEEE 1394) connectors.
This chapter describes the most typical, and some
advanced, options to connect your HP Digital
Entertainment Center to the Internet, to a network, and to
peripheral devices. Your system may have different
components.
Internet
“Connecting Through a Router” on page 114
“USB Device Connection” on page 115
“Connecting an HP Personal Media Drive” on
page 117
n
Some peripheral devices are not included
with the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Broadband Modem
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Connecting the Network
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Connecting the Network
n
For additional information on connecting
network equipment, refer to the Start Here
Booklet and the hardware and ISP (Internet
Service Provider) documentation that came
with your network.
Peripheral Connection Overview
Front Panel
(Location and number of connectors may vary by model.)
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Connector
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SmartMedia / xD
MMC / SD
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
HI SPEED
USB 2.0
MMC / SD
SmartMedia / xD
HI SPEED
USB 2.0
CompactFlash I/II
MS / MS PRO
KEYBOARD
CONNECT
FRONT INPUT
Name
Description
Personal Media Drive Bay
Removable hard disk behind top right door
Behind Right Door
9-1 Memory card readers
SmartMedia/xD, MMC/SD,
CompactFlash I/II, Micro drive,
MS/MS-Pro USB 2.0 (2)
Card readers behind lower right door
LED: Green (with media inserted)
Off (no media inserted)
Behind Left Door
Front button and inputs — see below
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FireWire (IEEE 1394), 4-pin DV input/output
for digital video or removable hard disk drive
See “Memory Card Reader” on page 5.
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VIDEO
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DV IN
HEADPHONES MIC IN
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HEADPHONES
MIC
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Back Panel
(Location and number of connectors may vary by model.)
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Removable Antenna
Coaxial Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
LEDs (2)
Activity: Blinks when transmitting/receiving data
Link: Solid green when wireless LAN is enabled and
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Typical Network Connections
This section describes how to connect the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to the Internet, so you can
download the Television Program Guide and surf
the Web.
These are only suggested configurations. Your system
may be different.
Select the configuration that most closely matches your
home system:
Connection
Network configuration
See:
Internet
From an 802.11b/g wireless
network
“Connecting the Wireless Network Antenna” on
page 111
“Connecting Through a Router” on page 114
Or
From a DSL modem or Cable
modem to a router
Fast Ethernet
(100BaseT)
From a DSL modem or Cable
modem
“Connecting a DSL/Cable Modem” on page 113
Wireless or Ethernet
(10BaseT)
Or
Gigabit Ethernet
(1000BaseT)
Then see:
“Initial Configuration” on page 121
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Connecting the Wireless
Network Antenna
You can connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to a
802.11/b/g wireless network. The transceiver is built in
to the HP Digital Entertainment Center. An external
antenna is supplied with your system. You must connect
this antenna to connect to the wireless network. Refer to
the Quick Install Guide and CD manual included in the
accessory box.
Wireless Router
(802.11b/g)
Your HP Digital Entertainment Center functions as a
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), connecting with
other wireless product(s) via 802.11 technology. The
802.11/b/g wireless LAN allows you to connect to the
Internet from other devices that are compatible with the
802.11 wireless LAN.
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You can establish a wireless network using your
HP Digital Entertainment Center as a Wireless Access
Point or you can use your HP Digital Entertainment Center
as a client if you already have a wireless network
functioning. You need an existing wireless LAN network
with an Internet connection (please consult your ISP for
further information).
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To connect a Wi-Fi antenna to the HP Digital
Entertainment Center:
1 Screw the included antenna into the Wireless LAN
Removable Antenna connector on to the back panel
as shown in the following illustration:
2 You may want to move the end of the antenna away
from the HP Digital Entertainment Center to improve
your signal reception.
3 Check the following:
a The wireless router is connected to a DSL/cable
modem.
b The DSL/cable modem is connected to an outside
Internet connection.
c
The wireless router power LED and connect LEDs
are on.
d The DSL/cable modem power LED and connect
LEDs are on.
e Your wireless network functions properly.
4 Select how you want to set up your network:
a If you would like a wireless connection between
the HP Digital Entertainment Center and your
existing wireless network, establish a wireless
network using your HP Digital Entertainment
Center as a client. The Media Center setup
wizard has a step for this option. This is the
Default mode.
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b If your HP Digital Entertainment Center is
connected to the Internet and you would like to
wireless-connect other machines to this HP Digital
Entertainment Center, establish a wireless
network using your HP Digital Entertainment
Center as a Wireless Access Point. For more
information, refer to the Quick Install Guide and
CD manual included in the WiFi accessory box.
Connecting a DSL/Cable Modem
You typically connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center
to the Internet through a DSL/Cable modem.
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To connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to the
Internet through a DSL or Cable Modem broadband
connection:
RJ-45
1 Connect an RJ-45 network cable (not provided) from
the HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel
Ethernet connector to a DSL or Cable modem.
DSL/Cable
Modem
2 Check the following:
a The DSL or cable modem is connected to an
outside Internet connection.
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DSL/Cable modem direct Internet connection
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b The DSL or cable modem power LED and connect
LEDs are on.
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Connecting Through a Router
You can connect the HP Digital Entertainment Center to a
LAN network and then to a DSL modem or Cable modem.
You can use your HP Digital Entertainment Center as a
client if you already have a home network functioning.
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Refer to your router, DSL/cable modem, and ISP
documentation to establish a connection.
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To connect to the Internet, through a router and a
broadband connection, to the HP Digital Entertainment
Center:
RJ-45
1 Connect an RJ-45 network cable (not provided) from
the HP Digital Entertainment Center back panel
Ethernet connector to a 10BaseT, 100BaseT, or
1000BaseT port on the router.
Router
2 Check the following:
a The router is connected to the DSL/cable modem.
RJ-45
b The DSL/cable modem is connected to an outside
Internet connection.
c
DSL/Cable
Modem
The router power LED and connect LEDs are on.
d The DSL/cable modem power LED and connect
LEDs are on.
Wall
Internet
Router Internet connection
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USB Device Connection
Digital Still Camera
The following instructions apply only to digital still
cameras.
On /Standby
When connecting a digital still camera, use a USB
connector on the front or back of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
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USB 2.0
To connect a digital still camera:
1 Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Wait
for the desktop to appear. Minimize or close
Media Center.
Digital
Camera
2 Turn on the digital still camera. See the
documentation that came with your camera.
3 Connect the camera transfer cable into the camera.
Digital still camera connection (front panel)
4 Connect the camera transfer cable into an open USB
5 A Found New Hardware message displays. Wait
two or three minutes for the system to make the
necessary settings for the new device. When
installation is complete, a message displays telling
you the camera is ready to use.
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connector on the front or back of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center. Most digital still cameras use
either the USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) connector.
Other USB Devices
You can connect other peripheral devices to the front or
back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center through USB
or FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports.
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The following devices can be connected to the HP Digital
Entertainment Center USB 2.0 high speed ports:
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iPod
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MP3 player
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USB drive
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External hard drive
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Printer
■
Scanner
USB 2.0 (x2)
USB
Drive
USB device connection (front panel)
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Handheld computer
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Keyboard
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Mouse
These devices are not included with the HP Digital
Entertainment Center. See the documentation that came
with your device.
To connect the HP Personal Media Drive to the HP Digital
Entertainment Center through a USB, see the
documentation that came with the HP Personal Media
Drive.
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Portable hard
disk drive
iPod
Printer
Digital camera
USB device connection (back panel)
1
Connecting an
HP Personal Media Drive
The HP Digital Entertainment Center front panel includes
a drive bay that houses the HP Personal Media Drive. The
drive bay has an internal USB port and power connector.
The HP Personal Media Drive can also function as an
external USB hard disk drive. You must connect an
external USB port and power cable.
For more information about installing the software, refer
to the documentation that came with the HP Personal
Media Drive. For more information about using an HP
Personal Media Drive to store and transfer information,
refer to the Media Center Edition 2005 Software Guide.
You can easily insert and remove the drive from the bay
without turning off the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
You can use the HP Personal Media Drive without
installing the included software. However, HP
recommends that you install the software and
documentation to have access to additional features.
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After you have safely disconnected and
powered off the drive, handle the drive by
the plastic endcaps to avoid touching the
aluminum sides if they are hot.
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Do not move the drive while it is operating, to
avoid hardware damage and potential data
loss. You can safely remove your drive only
after you have completely run the Safely
Remove Hardware wizard.
Installing an HP Personal Media Drive
To connect an HP Personal Media Drive to the HP Digital
Entertainment Center:
1 Install the HP Personal Media Drive software that is
included with the drive (select models only).
■
For instructions about installing and using the
HP Personal Media Drive software, refer to the
documentation that came with your HP Personal
Media Drive.
2 Open the HP Personal Media Drive bay front
panel door.
3 Line up the ridges on the bottom of the drive with the
two slots on the bottom of the drive bay.
4 Slide the drive all the way into the drive bay until the
drive is firmly connected to the internal power and
USB cables. Do not force the drive into the bay; it
should slide easily into the bay.
5 If the HP Digital Entertainment Center is turned on,
the blue power LED on the front of the drive lights up
when the drive is inserted correctly.
HP Personal Media Drive installation
Running the HP Personal Media Drive Utility
To transfer files from your primary hard drive to your
HP Personal Media Drive, you must first run the utility for
each installed Media Drive to access the drive within
Media Center:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar,
and select Media Center.
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2 Click More Programs, HP Settings, and then
HP Media Drive.
3 Connect the HP Personal Media Drive.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
For instructions about using the HP Personal Media
Drive software, refer to the documentation that came
with your HP Personal Media Drive.
Disconnecting an HP Personal Media Drive
You can safely remove the HP Personal Media Drive when
both the amber activity and blue power LEDs are off.
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When your HP Digital Entertainment Center is
in standby mode (reduced power state), the
drive turns off.
To disconnect your HP Personal Drive safely:
1 Close Media Center and all other programs that may
be accessing your HP Personal Media Drive.
2 Double-click the Safely Remove
Hardware icon in the system tray at the
bottom of the desktop. If this icon is hidden,
click the arrows on the taskbar to display it. The
Safely Remove Hardware window opens.
6 Open the HP Personal Media Drive bay front
panel door.
7 Disconnect the drive from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
3 Double-click USB Mass Storage Device to locate
your HP Personal Media Drive. USB Mass Storage
Device may be listed twice. One may contain a
memory card reader or other mass storage drive.
4 Select the HP Personal Media Drive, and then
5 Click Close.
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To avoid hardware damage and data loss,
always disconnect the drive safely, when
it is not active. When the amber LED is
blinking, the drive is active, saving or
transferring data.
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click OK. This name of the drive may appear as
Generic Volume, followed by the assigned drive
letter. A Safe to Remove Hardware message appears
in the system tray at the bottom of your desktop
letting you know that the device is safe to disconnect.
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This chapter describes how to set up your HP Digital
Entertainment Center software, including how to
configure the HP Digital Entertainment Center for proper
operation.
When you complete the procedures in this chapter, you
can use your HP Digital Entertainment Center in your
home entertainment center. Refer to the Media Center
Edition 2005 Software Guide.
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You should only perform the procedures in
this chapter after all cables have been
connected.
Chapter Contents:
“Starting the HP Digital Entertainment Center for the
First Time” on page 122
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“Installing the Keyboard Batteries (Initial)” on
page 122
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“Initial Start Up” on page 122
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“Syncing the Keyboard” on page 123
“Windows Welcome” on page 125
“Media Center First-Run” on page 126
“Configuring Audio” on page 130
“Configuring Video” on page 134
“Configuring the Keyboard Buttons” on page 138
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Make sure you have followed all safety
instructions for your HP Digital Entertainment
Center, especially the important AC Power
information.
See “Safety Information” on page 19.
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Initial Configuration
Starting the HP Digital Entertainment
Center for the First Time
Installing the Keyboard Batteries (Initial)
The keyboard comes with batteries pre-installed. The
batteries are fresh from the factory.
1 Turn the keyboard over.
2 Pull the tab.
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Use only AA alkaline batteries in the
keyboard.
Initial Start Up
After you have connected the equipment, you are ready
to turn on the system.
1 Make sure the video and audio cables are
connected before you turn on the TV and the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
2 Apply power to all connected system equipment,
3 Plug the HP Digital Entertainment Center AC power
cable into a wall outlet.
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Use a surge protector to prevent power surges or
voltage spikes.
such as TVs, set-top-boxes, and AV receivers.
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Set the volume to mid-level on the AV receiver
on the TV.
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on the front of the
HP Digital Entertainment Center. The system starts.
Power On
5 See “Syncing the Keyboard” on page 123.
The display on the TV screen may not be optimized until
after you set the display settings.
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Make sure you have followed all safety
instructions for your HP Digital Entertainment
Center, especially the important AC Power
information.
See “Safety Information” on page 19.
Syncing the Keyboard
Test the keyboard after the operating system is loaded.
Move the trackball to see if the cursor moves.
If the keyboard does not operate, you must synchronize
the keyboard with the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
To sync the keyboard:
1 After you have made all connections and have
.
performed the initial startup procedure, make sure
the HP Digital Entertainment Center is turned on.
2 Briefly press the Keyboard Connect button on the
HP Digital Entertainment Center front panel, behind
the left door. The button will flash, indicating the
system is ready to connect (sync) with the keyboard.
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4 Press the power button
3 Press the red connect button once on the bottom
of the keyboard. The front panel Keyboard
Connect button flashes and stops, indicating a
successful sync.
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Important: If you press the button twice, you will
need to repeat steps 1 through 4.
4 Test the keyboard. Move the trackball and see if the
cursor moves.
5 If the keyboard does not operate:
a Check the batteries.
b Repeat steps 1 through 4.
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The system starts and displays the initial Microsoft
Windows setup screen for the first turn-on only. You will
need a mouse and keyboard to navigate the screens.
To setup Windows for the first time:
1 Follow the onscreen instructions for the initial
Microsoft Windows setup.
2 Click Next to set up your system.
3 Select your country/region and language in System
Settings. Change is optional. Click Next.
4 Select your Time Zone. Change is optional.
Click Next.
5 Accept the End Users License Agreement.
Click Next.
6 Select Automatic Updates. Click Next.
8 Select Finish.
9 A countdown displays.
a After the countdown the screen goes blank.
b Do not turn off your system during this one
time set-up process. This takes approximately
eight to ten minutes.
10 Windows restarts automatically.
11 After the system restarts, you will begin the Media
Center first run. See “Media Center First-Run” on
page 126.
7 Name your system. Click Next.
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Windows Welcome
Media Center First-Run
The initial Media Center setup wizard consists of required
setup and the optional setup.
Required Set-up
The system displays the initial Media Center setup wizard
for the first power-up or until the Media Center setup is
completed. The wizard includes steps for your network
or broadband connections. Connect the HP Digital
Entertainment Center to your wired network or
broadband connections prior to power-on.
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When Media Center is open, you can press F1
on the keyboard to open Media Center Help.
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To set up Media Center for the first time:
1 Follow the onscreen instructions for the initial
Media Center startup wizard. These instructions
include choosing:
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How Media Center connects to the Internet.
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To join a wireless network, if you have one.
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To join an existing (wired) network, if you
have one.
2 The wizard sets up the required components. To
continue, set up optional components as required.
See “Optional Set-up” on page 127.
This procedure for optional components within the Media
Center wizard can be done later; you can define or
change these settings using the Media Center settings.
In this portion of the Media Center wizard, you will:
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Configure tuners, TV signal, and Television Program
Guide information.
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Select and adjust Media Center display settings.
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Set up speakers.
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Teach the HP Digital Entertainment Center to control
your cable TV or satellite receiver set-top-box.
To set up optional components in Media Center:
1 Follow the onscreen instructions for the Media Center
optional components startup wizard.
2 Confirm your country/region.
3 Set up the TV signal, manually or automatically.
Make sure a TV source is connected. The wizard
scans for signals if you select automatic. It also sets
up a set-top-box.
4 Set up and download the Television Program Guide
You need your zip or postal code.
5 Choose and, if needed, adjust the display settings.
6 Choose the number of speakers you have. You can
also test the speakers.
7 If you selected 5.1 or 7.1 speakers, or if you are
using SPDIF (digital), you must set the DVD player.
See “Configuring audio for the DVD Player” on
page 133.
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When Media Center is open, you can press F1
on the keyboard to open Media Center Help.
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Optional Set-up
If Your Connections Don’t Work
You can use Media Center wizards to walk you through
the connection process:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
2 Click Settings.
3 Click one of the following topics:
a General
b TV
c
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e DVD
f
Messenger and Caller ID
g Radio
h Help
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
5 If you cannot connect to the Internet, the wizard
displays automatically.
To register with HP to receive changes, updates, and
support:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
2 Click More Programs, HP Support, and then
3 Follow onscreen instructions, using the keyboard and
trackball.
You can also register with HP in the following ways:
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Double-click the registration icon on your desktop,
and follow onscreen instructions.
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Register online at:
Register Now.
http://register.hp.com
Set up Virus Protection
You should use virus protection if you connect to the
Internet. Refer to the Media Center Edition 2005 Software
Guide to set up the virus protection software.
Adjusting the Front Panel Display Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of the HP Digital
Entertainment Center front panel display.
This setting does not control the brightness of the Power
button or Media Center mode status LEDs.
To adjust the front panel display brightness:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
2 Click More Programs, HP Settings, and then
Front Panel.
3 Change the front panel brightness.
4 Set adjustment for manual or automatic. Automatic
changes the display brightness based on room light
level.
5 Click Save.
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Register with HP
Configuring Audio
Connecting Headphones
Your HP Digital Entertainment Center comes with a
headphones connector (1/4-inch [6.5 mm]) on the front
panel. The headphones connector is labeled with a
headphones icon.
The Audio Out speakers are muted when you plug in the
headphones, but SPDIF does not mute.
You can connect a mini plug adapter into the 1/4-inch
(6.5 mm) plug to use 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) mini
headphones.
Connecting a Microphone
Your HP Digital Entertainment Center has a microphone
connector on the front panel.
Selecting recording devices
To select a sound recording device:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose Control Panel.
3 Click Sounds and Audio Devices (or Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices). The Sounds and
Audio Devices window opens.
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4 Click the Audio tab. The window opens.
This window is easier to read on a monitor. You can
lower the display resolution to read the window. You
will need the keyboard and mouse.
5 In the Sound Recording area, click the Volume
Audio distortion may occur if recording
volume is set too high.
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button, and then choose the source for sound
recording.
6 Click OK.
7 Close the window.
Adjusting the Volume
To adjust speaker volume, use the:
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Remote control.
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TV.
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AV receiver.
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Buttons on the keyboard.
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Volume knob on the speakers.
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Volume knob on the subwoofer.
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Volume knob on the monitor (if connected).
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Volume controls within a program, such as the
volume buttons on the Media Center navigation bar
or on the remote control.
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Volume icon on the taskbar. Double-click and adjust
the volume.
Locating the volume icon
If you do not see the Volume icon on the taskbar:
1 Click Start, and then Control Panel. Click Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices, if it is present.
2 Double-click Sounds and Audio Devices. The
Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window
opens.
This window is easier to read on a monitor. You can
lower the display resolution to read the window. You
will need the keyboard and mouse.
3 Click the Volume tab. Place a check in the Place
volume icon in the taskbar check box.
4 Click Apply, and then click OK. The Volume icon
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appears in the taskbar.
Ensure that the mute box is not checked.
Some applications may play back at low volume, even
when the volume knob is turned to the maximum position.
If this is the case, double-click the Volume icon on the
taskbar and increase the volume.
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Configuring Audio Output
You must adjust the audio settings in two places after you
have installed and connected the HP Digital Entertainment
Center to your audio system.
Configure both the Media Center speaker settings and
audio for the DVD player.
The following table shows which procedures to perform
for your audio system. If you set up speakers using the
Media Center Optional Settings wizard, then set up the
audio for the DVD player only.
Media Center
speaker
settings
(TV Audio)
DVD audio
setting
Procedure
2
(default)
2 speakers;
Dolby Surround
Compatible
(default)
Default, no audio output configuration required.
5.1
5.1
Change Settings in “Configuring audio for Media Center” on page 133
and “Configuring audio for the DVD Player” on page 133.
7.1
7.1
Change Settings in “Configuring audio for Media Center” on page 133
and “Configuring audio for the DVD Player” on page 133.
Digital Audio
SPDIF on
(default)
Digital Audio
SPDIF off
(default)
Change Settings in “Configuring audio for the DVD Player” on
page 133.
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If you use digital audio, the Media Center SPDIF default
setting is on, but the DVD Player SPDIF default setting is
OFF. You must change the DVD SPDIF default setting to ON
to hear all channels in DVD digital audio.
To configure multichannel audio output for Media Center
audio:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
2 Click Settings, General, Media Center Setup,
5 Select Test. If you hear tones from all your speakers,
click Next. If you do not hear tones from all your
speakers, follow the onscreen instructions.
6 Click Finish.
and then Setup your Speakers. The Speaker
Setup screen displays.
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3 Click Next.
4 Under Specify how many speakers you
have, Select the speaker number that matches your
system. For example, select 5.1. Click Next.
If your speaker configuration is not
displayed, click the Sound Effect speaker icon
in the desktop system tray.
Configuring audio for the DVD Player
To configure multichannel audio output for the Media
Center DVD playback:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
2 Click Settings, DVD, Audio, and then
3 Set sound output to match your speaker system.
For example, select 5.1. If you have digital audio,
select S/PDIF.
4 Click Save.
Configuration.
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Initial Configuration
Configuring audio for Media Center
Configuring Video
Configuring Video Output
You can configure your HP Digital Entertainment Center
video for dual display. For instance, you can view the
screen on your TV and your monitor if both are
connected. You can also set up additional displays. See
“Video Out to TV and Monitor” on page 71 to connect
your TV and monitor.
Video drivers change periodically; check HP Support for
updates.
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Your TV and monitor must be connected to
the HP Digital Entertainment Center before
turning on the power to see the display on
two screens.
Dual screen
The HP Digital Entertainment Center can connect more
than one display device (CRT monitor, flat panel monitor,
TV, and so on) to the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
The display defaults to the monitor on power up if you
have two displays connected. You must set up the TV
manually.
See “Viewing the screen image on a second display” on
page 135.
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Changing screens
Once you have configured for dual screen, you can
quickly change where the HP Digital Entertainment Center
desktop appears by pressing Alt+F5. (Press the Alt key
and the F5 key on the keyboard at the same time.)
Each time you press the Alt+F5 key combination, the
HP Digital Entertainment Center desktop appears on the
next device. If Alt+F5 does not work, restart the HP Digital
Entertainment Center and try again.
Viewing the screen image on a second display
Initial Configuration
To view your HP Digital Entertainment Center screen
image on a second TV or monitor:
1 Make sure the video and audio cables are
connected before you turn on the TV and the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
2 Turn on the TV. Press the Video/TV button on the
TV remote control to select the Video input.
3 Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
4 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
5 Click More Programs, HP Settings, and then
Resolution. The Display Settings window opens.
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You can also click on the Display Settings
shortcut on the desktop, or right-click an
empty area of the desktop and choose
Properties. The Display Properties window
opens. Click the Settings tab.
10 Select the screen.
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Dual Screen: To view the display on your monitor
and TV simultaneously, click the upper-left corner
of the TV icon. It becomes green. Both the
monitor and the TV should have green corners.
Or
6 Click Advanced button. The Display Properties
window opens.
7 Click Settings.
8 Click the Advanced button.
9 Click the Displays tab.
The monitors and TVs are shown. The upper-left
corner of each display icon is a button and a status
indicator. A red corner indicates an inactive display;
a green corner indicates an active display.
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Single Screen: To view the display on just the TV,
click the TV corner. It becomes green. Then click
the monitor corner so it is red.
11 Click Apply.
12 When the HP Digital Entertainment Center image
appears on the TV screen, click Yes to keep the
setting. You have 15 seconds to accept this new
setting before it reverts to the previous setting.
13 Click the OK button to save changes. Click OK
again to close the Display Properties window.
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Disabling the dual screen option
When you want to disconnect the TV from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center, you may need to disable the TV
option to return your HP Digital Entertainment Center
display to its original resolution.
To disable the TV or monitor dual screen option and view
your HP Digital Entertainment Center image on the
original display:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
2 Click More Programs, HP Settings, and then
Resolution.
3 Click OK at the prompt to open the display settings
window.
4 Click the Advanced button.
5 Click Advanced button. The Display Properties
window opens.
6 Click the Displays tab.
This window is easier to read on a monitor. You can
lower the display resolution to read the window. You
will need the keyboard and mouse.
7 Click the upper-left corner of the TV icon so it is red,
and then click the upper-left corner of the monitor
icon so it is green. Click the Apply button.
8 When the HP Digital Entertainment Center image
appears on the TV screen, click Yes to keep the
setting. You have 15 seconds to accept this new
setting before it reverts to the previous setting.
9 Click the OK button to save changes, and then click
OK again to close the Display Properties window.
The monitors and TVs are shown. The upper-left
corner of each display icon is a button and a status
indicator. A red corner indicates an inactive display;
a green corner indicates an active display.
Disconnecting the TV
To disconnect the TV:
1 Disable the TV option. See “Disabling the dual
screen option” on page 136.
2 Turn off the TV and the HP Digital Entertainment
Center.
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3 Remove the video cable from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center Video Out and the TV in.
Some tasks on the HP Digital Entertainment Center require
that you leave Media Center and use the Windows XP
desktop. Because Windows XP is not specifically
designed for TV, some messages and dialogs may be
difficult to read on some TVs.
Lowering the display resolution can make messages and
dialogs easier to read by enlarging the text. This utility
has three common resolutions. This utility does not change
the resolution within Media Center, but raises or lowers
the resolution of the Windows XP desktop display.
To adjust the Windows desktop display resolution:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
6 Click Apply.
7 Click Exit.
2 Click More Programs, HP Settings, and then
Resolution.
3 Click OK.
4 Choose your display resolution: High, Medium,
or Low.
5 Select advanced display settings if the resolution
provided in the utility still cannot display on your
TV well:
a Click the Advanced button. The Windows
Display Properties displays.
b At the Settings tab, select the resolution that
provides the best viewing.
This window is easier to read on a monitor. You
can lower the display resolution to read the
window. You will need the keyboard and mouse.
To open the Display Properties window from the
Windows desktop:
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Right click on the desktop. Select Properties.
Or
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Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance, and
then click Display (recommended for monitor
display).
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Initial Configuration
Adjusting the Desktop Display
Configuring the Keyboard Buttons
You can configure some of your HP Digital Entertainment
Center shortcut keyboard buttons.
1 Click Start on the taskbar, choose Control Panel,
and then click Printers and Other Hardware, if
it is present.
2 Double-click Keyboard.
3 In the Keyboard Properties window that opens, click
the Buttons tab.
4 Double-click the button you want to change.
5 Choose the button capability from the drop-down list.
Enter the Display label and Address information.
(For a Web site, enter the complete Web site URL
in the Address box. Example:
http://www.hp.com/support)
6 Click OK.
7 On the Buttons tab, click Apply. Repeat steps 4
through 6 for other buttons.
8 Click OK when you are finished.
Transferring Old PC Information to Your
New HP Digital Entertainment Center
See the built-in Microsoft Windows Help and Support
Center; search for transfer wizard and select the overview
article, Files and Settings Transfer Wizard overview. This
information describes a Microsoft solution for moving
your files to your new HP Digital Entertainment Center.
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After you turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center the
first time and then restart it, you can install any software
programs that came on CDs or DVDs included in the
HP Digital Entertainment Center box (select models only).
Install the new software according to the directions
provided by the software manufacturer. Check the
manufacturer’s documentation or customer service
information for help if you need it.
You may wish to install additional software programs or
hardware devices on your HP Digital Entertainment
Center. Restart the HP Digital Entertainment Center after
installation.
After you have completed registering, install any software
programs that may have come on CDs or DVDs included
in the HP Digital Entertainment Center box.
Choose software that is compatible with your HP Digital
Entertainment Center; check the operating system,
memory, and other requirements listed for the new
software for compatibility with your HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
Utility Programs
HP Settings
HP provides special utility programs in the HP Digital
Entertainment Center Media Center that configure the
desktop display, adjust front panel brightness, and setup
the HP Personal Media Drive.
To use Media Center utility programs:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
2 Click More Programs, and then HP Settings.
3 Select a program or folder:
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Resolution
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Front Panel
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HP Media Drive
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Installing Software
System Utilities
HP provides special utility programs in the HP Digital
Entertainment Center Help & Tools folder that display
support information and initiate application or system
recovery.
To use utility programs:
1 Click Start, choose All Programs, and then
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Help & Tools.
2 Select a program or folder:
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Updates from HP
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HP support Information
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PC Doctor
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Safety and Comfort Guide
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Software Repair Wizard
Troubleshooting
Chapter Contents:
Solving audio problems, see “Audio” on page 142.
Solving video problems, see “Video” on page 143.
Other sources of information, see “Getting Help” on
page 151.
Troubleshooting
This section contains possible solutions for some problems
you may be experiencing with the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
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Problems and Solutions
Audio
Find the description that most closely matches your audio
problem and try the corresponding solution.
Problem
Solution
I don’t have sound
from my speakers.
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Verify sound cable connections.
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Check volume and mute settings. See“Adjusting the Volume” on page 131.
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Reconfigure the software for surround sound. See “Configuring Audio Output” on
page 132.
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Reinstall the sound card drivers by using Application Recovery. See the Warranty
and Support Guide that came with your HP Digital Entertainment Center.
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Use active, powered speakers, or speakers with an amplifier.
I have low volume
sound from my
speakers.
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Check volume and mute settings. See“Adjusting the Volume” on page 131.
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Some programs may result in low volume, even when the volume knob within the
program is turned to the maximum position. If this is the case, double-click the
Volume icon on the taskbar and increase volume.
The HP Digital
Entertainment
Center
doesn’t make
any sound.
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Check that the AV Receiver or powered speakers are turned on and are set to the
proper input.
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Increase the volume on the remote control.
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Press the Mute button on the keyboard or on the remote control to see if the Mute
feature is turned on.
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Use the keyboard controls to increase the volume.
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Click the Volume icon on the Windows taskbar. Increase the volume, and make
sure the Mute box is not checked.
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Double-click the Volume icon on the Windows taskbar. The Play Control window
opens. Make sure none of the Mute check boxes are selected. Adjust the volume
slide bars to increase volume.
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If your speakers have a power button, check whether it is turned on and whether
the power supply is connected to the power source.
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Check the speaker connections.
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Remove any connected headphones.
Surround sound
isn’t working.
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See “Configuring Audio Output” on page 132.
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Video
Problem
Solution
I am using a TV with
the HP Digital
Entertainment
Center, but I cannot
see anything.
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Check that the correct input source is selected on the TV.
■
Check that the TV is connected to the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See “Video
Out to TV” on page 66.
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Check that the TV Out image is enabled. See “Configuring Video” on page 134.
I cannot see
anything on the TV. I
can hear it, though.
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If the Video Output S-video and composite connections are not connected to a TV
or Video Input when the HP Digital Entertainment Center is turned on, the S-video
and composite jacks will turn off automatically. You must turn off, by pressing and
holding down the power button for four seconds, and restart your HP Digital
Entertainment Center to ensure Video Out connection to your TV or AV receiver.
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Check your input switches.
The HP Digital
Entertainment Center
doesn’t recognize
my digital video
camera.
See “Recognizing the camera” on page 105.
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Troubleshooting
Find the description that most closely matches your
problem and try the corresponding solution.
Problem
Solution
My remote control
doesn’t work.
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Check that the remote control indicator light on the remote lights up when you
press a button. If it does not, replace the batteries.
■
Make sure that the batteries for the remote control are charged and installed
correctly.
■
Make sure the front of the remote sensor on the HP Digital Entertainment Center is
not blocked (behind display window).
■
Point the remote control at the HP Digital Entertainment Center (not at the TV)
within a 45-degree angle range, and less than 26 feet (8 meters) away.
■
If a pressed key repeats itself (or sticks), try altering the lighting conditions in the
room or moving the location of the HP Digital Entertainment Center, if this
continues.
■
Press the Enter button on the remote control after changing a channel.
■
Point the remote control toward the remote sensor and press a button. A faint red
light should appear on the remote sensor. If the light appears, then the problem
is probably in the Media Center software. Close Media Center, restart the
HP Digital Entertainment Center, and then open Media Center again.
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If the remote control works in Media Center but not when changing channels, you
need to reconfigure the Media Center software settings for the cable set-top-box
or satellite receiver. Refer to the Media Center Edition 2005 Software Guide.
My remote sensor is
not receiving a
signal from the
remote control.
If a faint red light does not appear when you point the remote control at the front
panel remote sensor and press a button, try the following:
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Check that the remote control indicator light on the remote lights up when you
press a button. If it does not, replace the batteries.
Or
1 Click Start on the desktop, right-click My Computer, and then select
Properties.
2 Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
3 Click the plus (+) sign next to Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
4 If the eHome Infrared Receiver is listed under Universal Serial Bus Controllers,
Windows is properly detecting the IR Receiver. If it is not listed, go to the next step.
5 Turn off the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Remove all external USB devices.
Remove the power cord for 30 seconds. Then reconnect external devices and
power. Repeat steps 1–4.
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System
Find the description that most closely matches your
problem and try the corresponding solution.
Problem
Solution
My HP Digital
Entertainment Center
won’t turn on at all.
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When you press the On button on the front of the HP Digital Entertainment
Center, the following events should happen:
a The HP power button should light and the front display lights up.
b The hard disk drive and fans spin.
c
If the HP Digital Entertainment Center doesn’t go through the previous
procedure, check the following:
a The power cord and all cables are securely plugged into the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
b The power cord is plugged into a grounded outlet. Check to see whether
the outlet works by plugging another item into it.
c
Look inside the rear fan. If you see a green LED, then AC power is
available.
d The TV or monitor is connected to the HP Digital Entertainment Center,
plugged in, and turned on.
e Make sure that the HP Digital Entertainment Center is not too hot, and that
vents are not blocked.
I installed a new printer
or other device, and it
won’t work.
■
Be sure that you installed the device drivers that came with the new device.
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You may need an updated driver for Windows XP. For non-HP peripherals,
contact the vendor directly. For HP peripherals, visit the HP Web site. Refer to
the Warranty and Support Guide for details.
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The HP Digital Entertainment Center makes one beep, indicating it is
operating properly.
Problem
Solution
The HP Digital
Entertainment Center
(or part of it) doesn’t
seem to be working.
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When the HP Digital Entertainment Center is in standby mode (the On button
power indicator light is solid amber). Press the Standby button on the
keyboard or the Standby button on the remote control to turn on the unit.
■
Make sure the keyboard syncs with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See
“Syncing the Keyboard” on page 123.
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Try restarting the HP Digital Entertainment Center as follows:
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Using the On
button to reset
the HP Digital
Entertainment
Center is not
recommended
and should be
used only as a
last resort.
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a Click Start on the taskbar.
b Click Turn Off Computer.
c
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Click Restart.
If the HP Digital Entertainment Center shows no response to mouse or
keyboard actions, reset the HP Digital Entertainment Center:
a Press and hold the On button for more than four seconds until the
HP Digital Entertainment Center turns off.
b Wait a few seconds, and turn the HP Digital Entertainment Center back on.
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A software program, software driver, or the operating system software may
be corrupted, erased, or damaged. You can use Application Recovery or
System Recovery to reinstall the software. Refer to the Warranty and Support
Guide that came with your HP Digital Entertainment Center.
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It’s possible that a voltage spike, power outage, or brownout has occurred.
Symptoms of voltage spikes include a flickering video display, unexpected
HP Digital Entertainment Center startups, and the HP Digital Entertainment
Center not responding to your commands. A voltage spike can occasionally
corrupt or destroy files, so it is a good idea to consistently make backup
copies of your data files. Prevent voltage spikes by installing a surge
suppressor between the power outlet and the HP Digital Entertainment Center
power cord.
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Problem
Solution
When I push one of the
special or multimedia
buttons on the
keyboard, nothing
happens.
■
Check that the standard keyboard keys and mouse work properly.
Or
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Check the button configuration.
To configure the button:
1
2
3
4
5
Click Start on the taskbar, and then click Control Panel.
Click Printers and Other Hardware, if it is present.
Double-click Keyboard.
In the Keyboard Properties window that opens, click the Buttons tab.
Double-click the button you want to change. The button configuration window
opens.
and the Address information. (For a Web site, enter the complete Web site URL
in the Address box.)
7 Click OK and then on the Buttons tab, click Apply.
8 Repeat steps 5 through 7 for each button you want to configure.
9 Click OK when you are finished configuring the keyboard.
My keyboard or the
trackball doesn’t work
even though the HP
Digital Entertainment
Center and TV or
monitor seem to work.
■
Make sure the keyboard syncs with the HP Digital Entertainment Center. See
“Syncing the Keyboard” on page 123.
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Try restarting the HP Digital Entertainment Center as follows:
a Click Start on the taskbar.
b Click Turn Off Computer.
c
Click Restart.
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6 Choose the button capability from the drop-down list. Enter the Display label
Problem
Solution
The TV or monitor
doesn’t work, even
though the HP Digital
Entertainment Center
appears to.
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Make sure the TV or monitor is turned on — it has its own power button.
■
Make sure the proper TV or monitor input is selected.
■
Check the cable connection between the monitor and the HP Digital
Entertainment Center. The cable connectors must be pushed in all the way
prior to powering on the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
■
Ensure that the cables to your monitor and your TV connect to the Video Out
connectors on the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
■
Adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor.
■
Make sure the monitor power cord is plugged into a grounded outlet. Check
to see whether the outlet works by plugging another item into it. (If the light
on the front of the monitor is lit, the monitor is getting power.)
■
Try restarting the HP Digital Entertainment Center as follows:
a Click Start on the taskbar.
b Click Turn Off Computer.
c
Click Restart.
My software
stopped working.
Refer to the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your HP Digital
Entertainment Center to reinstall a software program. If your program came on
a CD, follow the instructions that came with the software to reinstall it.
I cannot remove a
CD or DVD.
You cannot remove a CD or DVD after you have turned off the HP Digital
Entertainment Center. Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center and press the
Eject button to extend the tray.
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Solution
The memory card
reader won’t read my
memory cards.
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The memory card reader is a device that uses the Safely Remove Hardware
task. This appears as a Windows system tray icon next to the time. Do not
click Stop in the Safely Remove Hardware window. If you do click Stop, the
drive is disconnected. If this happens, restart the HP Digital Entertainment
Center.
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Do not insert or remove memory cards when the in-use light is flashing. To do
so may cause data loss, or it may permanently damage the card reader.
■
Format a memory card before you use it. Click Start and then click My
Computer. Under Removable Storage, right-click the memory card icon and
select Format. Click Start. Click OK on the Format Complete Window, and
then click Close to finish.
■
Some cards have a read/write or security switch on the card. Make sure
the read/write switch is set to Write Enabled before attempting to write
data to it.
■
Make sure the amount of data you are storing has not exceeded the storage
limit of the card.
■
Make sure the memory card is one of the supported types: CompactFlash I/II
and Micro drive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MultiMedia, Secure
Digital, SmartMedia, or /xD.
■
Make sure the memory card is fully inserted into the correct slot.
■
Remove the memory card when the light is not flashing, and shine a flashlight
into the empty slot. If any of the pins are bent, have the HP Digital
Entertainment Center serviced if a pin is touching another pin.
■
Inspect the ends of the memory cards for dirt or material closing a hole or
spoiling a metal contact. Clean the contacts with a lint-free cloth and small
amounts of isopropyl alcohol. Replace the memory card if necessary.
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Your file may be corrupt or in an unsupported format. Open the video file in
a video editor such as WinDVD Creator, and then resave the file in a
supported format.
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There may be a problem with the codec. For more information, look in
Windows Media Player Help, and then search for codec.
My HP Digital
Entertainment Center is
experiencing video
errors.
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Problem
Problem
Solution
My DVD
won’t play.
You can put data files on a DVD to store them or transfer them to another
HP Digital Entertainment Center. However, data files on a DVD do not play in a
DVD player. Rerecord your files to a file format that can be read by some DVD
players.
If you are using component output, you may need to change the configuration.
See “Component Video Settings” on page 62.
Check your DVD country/region.
My DVD won’t play a
DVD audio disk.
This format is not supported by the DVD player.
I keep running out of
disk space.
Burn some big files to DVD and remove them from your hard drive.
I am getting disk
errors.
Run disk recovery.
Codec errors are
occurring when I
play certain files.
Codec is an abbreviation for compressor-decompressor. A codec is software or
hardware used to compress and decompress digital media.
My music files
don’t appear in the
Media Library.
Make sure you use Windows Media Player to add your music files to the Media
Library.
Upgrade your hard drive. The hard drive is user-replaceable.
Replace your hard drive. The hard drive is user-replaceable.
If you get a codec error when playing an audio file, open the file in Windows
Media Player. Configure Windows Media Player to automatically download
codecs. You must be connected to the Internet to download the codec file.
Check whether the Windows Media Player setting for access rights of other
applications is set to No access. It must be set to Read only or Full access for your
music files to appear. Refer to Windows Media Player Help for more information
For specific audio file formats you may need to refer to HP Tunes library.
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If you need more information about using or
troubleshooting Media Center, refer to the
Media Center online Help or Help and
Support in the Start menu.
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Getting Help
Help and Support Center
The Help and Support Center is onscreen
Help information about your HP Digital Entertainment
Center. Here you can find:
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Links to reinstall drivers.
■
Access to technical support options.
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Commonly asked questions about your HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
To open the Help and Support Center:
1 Press the Help button on your keyboard (the ?
button).
Or
Start Media Center. Click on the Help (?) icon
on the top left of the screen.
Or
Click Start on the taskbar and click Help and
Support.
Troubleshooting
For help, press the Help button on your
keyboard, or click Start on the taskbar and
select Help and Support.
HP Support
HP Support provides important support information
about your HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Here you can find:
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Your product number, model number, and serial
number.
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Registration information and link (monitor, keyboard,
and mouse recommended).
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Where to find more information about your
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
To open the HP Support:
1 Press Media Center on the remote control.
You can also click Start on the taskbar, and
select Media Center.
2 Click More Programs, and then HP Support.
3 Select a program or folder:
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Register now.
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An HP Digital Entertainment Center hardware test.
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Learn More
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How to contact HP.
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Test Hardware
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Contact HP
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Warranty and Support Guide
See the HP Digital Entertainment Center Warranty and
Support Guide, included with the documentation, for
detailed information on:
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HP Web Site Support addresses
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Application and System Recovery Programs
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HP Support telephone numbers
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The terms of your HP warranty coverage
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HP Customer Care information
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License information
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HP Web Site Online Guide addresses
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Software patches
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Online Information and technical support for your
HP Digital Entertainment Center
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Online manuals for your HP Digital Entertainment
Center
HP Web Site Support
The HP Web site provides:
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Supplemental information about the HP Digital
Entertainment Center and products
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HP Support contact
■
Software updates
To use the HP Web site:
1 Connect to the Internet: Open your Web browser,
3 Access the HP Support Web site. Type
http://www.hp.com/support into the Web browser
address box. Press Enter.
Or
Press Connect on your keyboard.
2 Type the Web site address into your Web browser
address box. Press Enter.
4 Select your country/region from the drop-down list.
Press the arrow button next to the list.
5 Use the Web site addresses listed in the Warranty
and Support Guide for information about your
HP Digital Entertainment Center and your technical
support needs.
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HP Customer Care
You can get help over the telephone from HP. When you
call HP Customer Care, have your model number and
serial number available.
See the keyboard or the Warranty and Support Guide for
the support telephone numbers.
Online Guides
Online manuals are associated with specific HP Digital
Entertainment Center model numbers. Some models may
not have online manuals.
Application and System Recovery Programs
The HP Digital Entertainment Center uses the operating
system and installed software programs during normal
operation. If your HP Digital Entertainment Center works
improperly or stops because of the software, you may be
able to repair it by restarting the HP Digital Entertainment
Center, using System Restore, or using other methods
including the system recovery programs.
Recovery discs (DVDs) are included with the HP Digital
Entertainment Center System. You need recovery discs for
some repairs that use the system recovery programs.
For instructions on using recovery discs, repairing and
recovering your software, and more information, refer to
the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
Problems with software programs may be caused by
corruption or damage to an individual program
(application or software driver) or to part of the operating
system software.
Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
You can find online guides and information for your
HP Digital Entertainment Center. To view online manuals
for your HP Digital Entertainment Center, go to the
Support Web address that is listed in the Warranty and
Support Guide that came with your HP Digital
Entertainment Center, and then search for your product
name and number.
Updates from HP
HP may send updated information or patches to your
desktop (not available in all countries/regions). You must
be connected to the Internet to receive these updates. If
you have turned off the Updates from HP feature, you will
not receive these updates.
To turn updates back on:
1 Click Start, choose All Programs, and then
HP Digital Entertainment Center
Help & Tools.
2 Click Updates from HP, and then Re-enable
Updates from HP.
Microsoft Web Site
Search the Microsoft Web site
(http://www.support.microsoft.com) for
Knowledge Base articles and updates on Microsoft
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004.
You can also use the Online Spotlight link to get to the
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Web site.
To get the latest news and information about your
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center program:
1 Press the Media Center button on your remote
control.
2 Select Online Spotlight from the Media Center
Start menu.
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Appendix:
Replacing the Hard Drive
Important Information About
Recorded TV Programs
When you replace the hard disk drive, you lose any files
or software that you created, saved, or installed on the
HP Digital Entertainment Center. Because of this, you also
lose a special code that Microsoft includes in the files of
recorded TV programs. Without the code, Media Center
cannot play TV programs previously recorded to disk or
copied to DVD or to other media.
For more information about safeguarding your recorded
TV programs, refer to the Media Center Edition 2005
Software Guide.
Procedure
To replace the hard drive:
1 Make sure you have the recovery discs (DVDs)
included with the HP Digital Entertainment Center
System.
2 Back up your data to the personal media drive or
burn it to DVD.
7 Turn the HP Digital Entertainment Center upside
down.
8 Remove the hard drive cover from the chassis. After
loosening the screw, slide the hard drive in the
direction of the screw.
3 Close Media Center and all other programs that may
be accessing the hard drive.
5 Disconnect the power cable from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
A
Appendix:
Replacing the Hard Drive
4 Turn off the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
B
6 Disconnect all other cables from the HP Digital
Entertainment Center.
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9 Lift up the hard drive from the chassis.
13 Replace the hard drive screws. Tighten the screws an
additional half-turn only after the screws contact the
rubber washer.
B
A
14 Reconnect the hard drive cables.
10 Disconnect the hard drive cables.
15 Place the hard drive into the chassis. Position the
metal tabs.
11 Remove the hard drive screws.
A
B
12 Replace the old hard drive with the new hard drive.
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16 Replace the hard drive cover on the chassis.
17 Turn the HP Digital Entertainment Center right
side up.
18 Reconnect the power cable all other cables to the
HP Digital Entertainment Center.
A
19 Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center.
20 Test the HP Digital Entertainment Center for proper
operation.
21 Recover your system using the recovery disk.
22 Restore your data.
Appendix:
Replacing the Hard Drive
B
Appendix: Replacing the Hard Drive
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A
adjusting
desktop display resolution 137
front panel brightness 129
speaker volume 131
antenna connection
for FM radio 58
for rooftop FM 58
for wireless network 111
Application Recovery program 153
audio files
codec errors 150
do not appear in Media Library 150
B
back panel
location of connections 6
system diagram 26
video connector locations 75
batteries
installing in keyboard 122
installing in remote control 17
replacing in keyboard 13
type
for keyboard 13
for remote control 17
before you start
additional items necessary 34
cables you may need 33
components supplied 31
safety information 19
brightness, adjusting front panel display 129
button functions, remote control 14
buttons
configuring keyboard 138
C
cable modem, connecting 113
cable receiver
dual tuner option 74
setting up using Media Center 126
cables
included 32
not included 33
camera
connecting digital still 115
connecting digital video 103
clearances, space for HP Digital Entertainment Center 30
codec errors 150
configuring Media Center
audio settings 132
for cable or satellite receiver 126
for DVD player 133
for multichannel audio 133
for optional display 127
for your speaker setup 127
for your TV tuner and program guide 127
front panel display brightness 129
selecting recording devices 130
connecting
2.0 speaker system 43
2.1 speaker system
with passive speakers 44
with powered speakers 51
4.1 speaker system
with passive speakers 45
with powered speakers 52
5.1 speaker system
with digital input on AV receiver 48
with digital speakers 55
with passive speakers 46
with powered speakers 53
7.1 speaker system
with passive speakers 47
with powered speakers 54
antenna, broadcast TV 92
cable boxes, two 82
cable with no set-top-box 78
digital audio to AV receiver 48
DSL/cable modem 113
DVD player 97
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FM rooftop antenna 58
HDTV 67
microphone 130
monitor speakers 56
powered speakers 50
router, to Internet through 113
satellite receiver, one 84
satellite receivers 86
tape player using Audio In connections 57
TV displays 60
TV to watch one channel and record on another 74
VCR with direct connections 99
video analog camera 106
video digital camera 103
connecting video, overview 98
connections, system diagram 26
connector locations
for audio output 36
for TV source 75
for video equipment 96
for video output 61
on back panel 6
on front panel 3
contacting HP
Customer Care by telephone 153
using the Web 152
D
data files on DVDs, troubleshooting 150
digital audio, 5.1 supported formats 48
digital speakers, connecting 55
disconnecting, TV 136
display resolution, adjusting 137
documentation
how to find HP support information 152
how to find online manuals 153
DSL modem
connecting 113
order of powerup 19
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dual displays
configuring with Media Center 127
disabling 136
switching between 134
DVD player
configuring audio settings 132
configuring using Media Center 133
location of connectors 97
troubleshooting 150
use with data files 150
E
error messages
codec error when playing certain files 150
from hard drive 150
F
FAQs, how to find 151
feature overview 2
FireWire input-output, location on front panel 4
FM antenna, connecting 58
front panel, adjusting display brightness 129
H
hard drive
connecting HP Personal Media Drive 117
location on front panel 3
replacing 155
running out of disk space 150
troubleshooting 150
hardware test, for HP Digital Entertainment Center 151
HDTV, using Video Out connectors 60
headphones, location of output on front panel 4
help
how to find 151
Microsoft Web site 154
how to configure Media Center
for cable or satellite receiver 126
for optional display 127
for your speaker setup 127
for your TV tuner and program guide 127
how to find
FAQs 151
help 151
HP Digital Entertainment Center hardware test 151
utility programs 139
how to obtain updates 154
how to register for updates 129
how to replace
batteries in keyboard 13
batteries in remote control 17
hard drive 155
how to switch
inputs using your monitor 71
how to switch between audio and video
using your monitor 70
using your receiver 68
using your TV 66
how to switch between dual displays 134
how to synchronize, the keyboard 123
how to transfer PC data to HP Digital Entertainment
Center 138
HP Application Recovery 153
HP Customer Care
contacting by telephone 153
HP Digital Entertainment Center
box contents 31
recovery after a power outage 146
reset procedure 146
support for 151
HP Help and Support Center 151
HP Personal Media Drive
automatic on and off feature 117
disconnecting 119
installing 118
running the media drive utility 118
HP Web site 152
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Index
how to connect
2.0 speaker system 43
2.1 speaker system
with passive speakers 44
with powered speakers 51
4.1 speaker system
with passive speakers 45
with powered speakers 52
5.1 speaker system
with digital input on AV receiver 48
with digital speakers 55
with passive speakers 46
with powered speakers 53
7.1 speaker system
with passive speakers 47
with powered speakers 54
broadcast antenna 92
cable boxes, two 82
cable with no set-top-box 78
camera, digital still 115
camera, digital video 103
digital speakers 55
DSL/Cable modem 113
DVD player 97
FM radio 58
FM rooftop antenna 58
HP personal media drive 118
monitor speakers 56
powered speakers 50
remote IR 90
router, to a LAN through 114
satellite receiver, one 84
satellite receivers, two 86
USB devices 116
VCR 99
wireless network antenna 111
I
installing
additional software and devices 139
batteries in keyboard 17
batteries in remote control 122
Internet
connecting DSL/cable modem 113
connecting through a router 114
typical configurations 110
K
keyboard
configuring buttons 138
function keys 10
replacing batteries 13
synchronizing 123, 147
troubleshooting 123, 147
M
Media Center
adjusting desktop display resolution 137
configuring audio settings 132
dual displays option
disabling 136
enabling 135
Microsoft Web site 154
obtaining update information 154
registering for updates 129
testing system connections 128
utility programs 139
viewing on a second display 135
Media Library
music files not displaying 150
troubleshooting 150
memory card reader
location of slots on front panel 5
troubleshooting 149
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microphone
connecting 130
location of inputs on front panel 4
Microsoft Web site
information about Media Center 154
monitor
connecting 71
troubleshooting 148
N
network
connections supported 107
network connectors
location on back panel 109
on back panel 108
O
Online Spotlight, accessing using Media Center 154
overview
connecting audio devices 36
connecting video equipment 98
features 2
TV signal source 74
video input connections 74
video out connections 60
P
power outage, recovery from 146
printer
connecting 116
troubleshooting 145
R
recorded TV programs, protecting 155
recording devices, configuring with Media Center 130
recovery disk
about 153
as used after replacing hard drive 157
supplied 31
S
safety information 19
satellite receiver
connecting one unit 84
connecting two units 86
dual tuner option 74
setting up using Media Center 126
scanner, connecting 116
sensor, remote IR transmitter cable connection,
connecting 90
speaker types, supported 37
speakers
2.0 system setup 43
2.1 system setup
with passive speakers 44
with powered speakers 51
4.1 system setup
with passive speakers 45
with powered speakers 52
5.1 system setup
with digital speakers 55
with passive speakers 46
with powered speakers 53
7.1 system setup
with passive speakers 47
with powered speakers 54
configuring audio settings 132
configuring using Media Center 127
connecting monitor speakers 56
testing using Media Center 133
troubleshooting surround sound 142
troubleshooting volume problems 142
subwoofer
for digital speaker setup 55
for monitor speaker installation 56
support for HP Digital Entertainment Center 151
supported
5.1 digital audio formats 48
network connection types 107
speaker types 37
surround sound, troubleshooting 142
S-video
connection requirements 60
jack and cable compatibility 97
location on front panel 4
switching audio video
using your monitor 70
using your receiver 68
using your TV 66
switching, between dual displays 134
synchronizing the keyboard 123, 147
system components, inventory of 31
Index
Index
recovery programs, using 140
registering for updates 129
remote control
button functions 14
installing batteries 17
maximum range 16
troubleshooting 144
using with your TV 64
remote IR transmitter cable connection
connecting 90
importance of placement 88
location 89
relation to cable box and satellite receiver 88
troubleshooting 144
removing
CD/DVD 148
personal media drive 117
replacing
batteries in keyboard 13
batteries in remote control 17
hard drive 155
requirements, network connections 107
reset procedure, HP Digital Entertainment Center 146
resolution, adjusting desktop display 137
router, connecting to 114
163
T
U
tape player, connecting 57
testing
audio settings using Media Center 133
system connections using Media Center 128
transferring data from PC to HP Digital Entertainment
Center 138
troubleshooting
audio problems 142
DVD player 150
hard drive 150
keyboard 147
memory card reader 149
monitor 148
music files 150
power up of HP Digital Entertainment Center 145
printer 145
remote control 144
remote sensor 144
removing CD/DVD 148
speaker volume 142
special keyboard buttons 147
surround sound 142
system connections using Media Center 128
TV problems 143, 148
unexpected startups 146
video errors 149
turning on
location of power button 3
troubleshooting 145
TV
adjusting desktop display resolution 137
configuring with Media Center 127
disconnecting 136
troubleshooting 143, 148
viewing PC image on a second TV 135
USB device, connecting 116
utility programs, location 139
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V
VCR, connecting 99
video analog camera, connecting 106
video digital camera
connecting 103
FireWire connection 4
troubleshooting connections 143
video display flickering 146
video system
errors 149
location of output connectors 60
virus protection, need for 129
volume icon, locating on task bar 131
volume of speaker, adjusting 131
W
warnings
against removing media while LED is blinking 5
disconnecting disk drive while it is operating 119
loss of recorded programs 155
moving personal media drive while it is operating 117
order of power connection 19
use of correct AC power source 19
Warranty and Support Guide, about 152
Web address
for Media Center information 154
for registering your HP Digital Entertainment
Center 129
Web site support, HP Customer Support 152
wireless keyboard, location of LED 4
wireless network, connecting antenna 111
Y
Y adapter cables, required for speakers 50
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