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ATI TV WONDER™ USB 2.0
Installation and Setup
User’s Guide
P/N 137-70829-10
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be
read before the product is operated.
• Retain Instructions - The safety and operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
• Heed Warnings - All warnings on the product and the operating
instructions should be adhered to.
• Compatibility - This option card is for use only with IBM AT or
compatible UL Listed personal computers that have Installation
Instructions detailing user installation of card cage accessories.
• Grounding - CAUTION: For Continued Protection Against Risk of
Electric Shock and Fire, This Accessory Should Be Installed Only In
Products Equipped With A Three-wire Grounding Plug, A Plug Having a
third (Grounding) Pin. This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power
outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into
the outlet, contact your electrician to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not
defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
• All option card securement pins shall be completely tightened as to
provide continuous bonding between the option card and the PC
chassis.
• Outdoor Antenna Grounding - Since an outdoor antenna or cable
system is connected to the product, be sure that the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage
surges and built-up static 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 the antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna-discharge unit, connection of grounding electrodes,
and requirements for the grounding electrode.
• Lightning - For added protection for this product during a lightning
storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it 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 system should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other light or power circuits, or where
it can fall into such power lines or circuits.
• When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with
them may be fatal.
• Note to CATV System Installer - This reminder is provided to call the
CATV systems installer’s attention to Section 820-40 of the NEC, which
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that
the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
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Contents
Getting Started
Before You Start
System Requirements
Online Help
Using the Electronic User’s Guide
REMOTE WONDER™
Connecting Video and Audio Devices
Setting Up Your TV WONDER™ USB 2.0
Hot-Plugging
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Using Your TV WONDER™ USB 2.0
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TV
ATI TV Bar
Channel Surfing
Closed Captioning
HOTWORDS™
TV Magazine
Zooming and Panning
Video Desktop
Channel Lockout
Parental Control
Recording Video and Still Images
TV-ON-DEMAND™
One Touch Record
Personal Video Recorder
VIDEOSOAP™
One Touch Record
Optimizing MPEG Video Recording
Stills Gallery
CD Audio
File Player
Schedule
Library
Teletext
Special Features
TV Listings
FAST tvtv For PC
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
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Product Registration
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Customer Care
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Warranty Information
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Warranty Information
Warranty Service
Getting Additional Accessories
Compliance Information
FCC Compliance Information
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
CE Compliance Information
Index
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Before You Start 1
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
Before You Start
Congratulations on the purchase of your TV WONDER™ USB 2.0. This
section will guide you through the process of gathering information
required for registering your TV WONDER™ USB 2.0 for warranty and
customer service.
Record your unit’s serial numbers
The 102 part number (P/N) and the serial number (S/N) printed on the
bottom of the unit, shown bold and underlined in the illustration below, are
required for registration. Write these numbers down before installing your
new ATI product.
A possible arrangement of the serial number and 102 part number
X
Serial number
Y
102 part number
2 System Requirements
System Requirements
Computer
system
• Intel® Pentium® 4/III/II/Celeron, AMD® K6/Athlon or
compatible
• 128MB of system memory
• 1GHz minimum processor speed for MPEG-2 video
capture
• USB 2.0 port
• Sound card and speakers
Operating
system
Windows® XP, Windows 2000®
Display
adapter
16-bit, VGA, with graphics sub-systems supporting DirectX®
overlay. The following graphics accelerators work with the ATI
TV WONDER™ USB 2.0. Please visit our web site, ati.com, for
an updated list of supported graphics accelerators.
ATI desktop products
• RADEON™ 9100 IGP, 7000 / 7500 / 8500 / 9000 / 9600 /
9700 / 9800
ATI mobility products
• ATI Mobility RADEON 9600 / 9700 Series
ATI Mobility FireGL 9000
ATI Mobility 7500
Other desktop products
• Intel® 82845G Graphics controller / 82830M Graphics
Controller
• NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5200 / 4 TI 4600
• SiS 650 / 651 Series
• Matrox Parhelia™
Other mobility products
• Intel® 855GM
• SiS 648MX, 661MX, M661FX, M650
TV source
Antenna or cable
Online Help
The following help options are available:
Feature Help
Click the Help button in the display panel to open the online
help.
ContextSensitive Help
Context-sensitive help is always available for each feature;
just press the F1 key.
Using the Electronic User’s Guide 3
Tool Tips
Simply move the mouse cursor over a control to see a
description of its purpose. As you become familiar with your
TV WONDER™ USB 2.0, you may want to turn off Tool Tips
— click the Show Tool Tips checkbox in the Display tab (for
more information, see TV Display settings on page 11).
Using the Electronic User’s Guide
Your ATI graphics card comes complete with a User’s Guide in Portable
Document Format (PDF). The User’s Guide describes in detail the features
and functions of your ATI graphics card and the associated software. You
will need Adobe® Reader® software, available from www.adobe.com.
To open the User’s Guide
1
Insert the ATI INSTALLATION CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
If Windows® runs the CD-ROM automatically, proceed to step 4.
2
Click Start > Run, and then type the following: D:\ATISETUP
(If D is not your CD-ROM drive, substitute the correct drive letter.)
3
Click OK.
4
Click Documentation, and then open the Documentation folder
5
Click User Guides, and then open the User Guides folder.
REMOTE WONDER™
The optional ATI REMOTE WONDER™ and REMOTE WONDER™ II
units replace all the functionality of a mouse in all Windows® software
applications. If you have an ATI graphics card installed in your system, you
will also enjoy additional control over ATI software. For complete
information and installation instructions, see the ATI REMOTE
WONDER™ Installation Guide or the ATI REMOTE WONDER™ II
Installation Guide that came with your REMOTE WONDER™.
4 Connecting Video and Audio Devices
REMOTE WONDER™ and REMOTE WONDER™ II
Connecting Video and Audio Devices
You can connect a variety of analog video and audio devices to TV
WONDER™ USB 2.0, such as a video camera, VCR, DVD player, CD
player, or audiotape. Use the following illustration as a guide.
Possible Device Connections
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X
USB port on TV WONDER™ USB 2.0
Y
USB 2.0 port on PC
Z
Power supply connector
[
Right audio input
\
Left audio input
]
Composite video input
^
S-Video In. S-Video cables and RCA cables are available separately
from a consumer electronics dealer.
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Cable TV or antenna input
Setting Up Your TV WONDER™ USB 2.0
1
Insert the ATI Installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
If Windows® runs the CD-ROM automatically, proceed to step 4.
2
Click Start, and then click Run.
3
Type the following: D:\ATISETUP
(If D is not your CD-ROM drive, substitute the correct drive letter).
4
Click ATI Easy Install to begin the Installation Wizard.
5
Follow the Wizard’s on-screen instructions and, when prompted,
• Plug in the AC adapter, and then connect it to your TV
WONDER™ USB 2.0.
• Use the supplied USB cable to connect the TV WONDER™
USB 2.0 to an available USB 2.0 port on your computer.
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USB 1.1 functionality is not available. If you connect TV
WONDER™ USB 2.0 to a USB 1.1 port, a message appears,
stating that this product requires a USB 2.0 connection.
Reboot when prompted.
6 Hot-Plugging
Hot-Plugging
If you have the ATI Multimedia Center installed on your computer, when
you attach TV WONDER™ USB 2.0, TV automatically starts in the mode
it was last running. If TV is already running, video appears in the TV
display.
When you unplug the power connector from your TV WONDER™ USB
2.0 or disconnect it from your computer, TV closes.
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CHAPTER 2: USING YOUR TV WONDER™
USB 2.0
TV
Watch television on your computer! You can receive up to 125 cable
television channels and 70 antenna channels in smooth, full-motion video
on the whole screen or in a window.
TV delivers advanced features: Closed Captioning, Video/Still Capture,
Channel Surfing, TV-ON-DEMAND™, Scheduled Events, TV Listings,
and more. When you click the ATI logo
in the upper left corner of the
display panel, the “About” notice appears, and a Task menu displays
available and active features.
• All channels may not be available in all countries.
• For information on TV controls, see the online help and Tool Tips.
Special features
Additional special features are available for TV:
• THRUVIEW™– see THRUVIEW™ on page 49.
• EAZYLOOK™– see EAZYLOOK™ on page 50.
To start TV from LaunchPad
Click the TV USB button in the LaunchPad.
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To start TV from Windows® taskbar
1
In the Windows® taskbar, click Start, and then point at Programs.
2
Point at ATI Multimedia Center, and then click TV.
You can also start TV from other ATI TV WONDER™ USB 2.0 features
— Video CD, CD Audio, File Player, and Library. Click the ATI logo
in the upper left corner of the feature’s control panel, and then click TV.
Setting up TV
The first time you start TV, you must complete the Initialization Wizard.
After that, the Wizard will not run unless you want to re-run it in order to
change settings. The Initialization Wizard guides you quickly and easily
through setting up TV channels.
To run the Initialization Wizard
1
Click the Setup button
2
Click the Initialization Wizard button. The TV Channels
Initialization Wizard appears. Follow the Wizard’s instructions to
select cable or antenna, choose the broadcast standard, and scan for
active channels.
, and then click the Display tab.
If you have TV Listings installed with its current database, it will also
add the channel name for each channel. For more information see TV
Listings on page 50.
If you do not hear TV audio, ensure that the TV is tuned to a
broadcasting channel. See Troubleshooting on page 61 for more
information.
3
Click Next. The End of Initialization Wizard panel appears. Click
Finish to complete TV setup.
Sizing the TV display
You can resize the TV display using the mouse, the Maximize button, or
CTRL key combination.
• The F2 key hides/shows the control panel, to save desktop space.
To resize the TV display using the mouse
Drag the display’s border. The TV display maintains a fixed aspect ratio
(width-to-height) of 4:3 to avoid picture distortion.
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To display TV in full-screen
Press CTRL+F or ALT+F, or click the Maximize button. To return to the
previous size, click the Full Screen Off button
or press the Esc key.
To display preset sizes using the CTRL key
Size
Key combination
160 x 120 pixels
CTRL + 1
240 x 180 pixels
CTRL + 2
320 x 240 pixels
CTRL + 3
640 x 480 pixels
CTRL + 4
Toggle between full screen and current size
CTRL + F
ALT + F
Increase size of display panel
CTRL + Up Arrow
Decrease size of display panel
CTRL + Down Arrow
TV Feature menu
You can access TV functions by right-clicking on the video viewing area
or the control panel. This is very useful in full-screen mode. The following
menu items are available:
Setting
Function
Setup
Opens the TV setup page.
Hide Controls
Hides / shows the control panel.
Hide Controls
and Frame
Hides / shows the control panel and the frame around the TV
display.
Always
On Top
Displays TV on top of other applications.
THRUVIEW™
Window*
THRUVIEW™
Desktop*
* Only with
supported ATI
products
If your computer uses a RADEON™ or later video card,
THRUVIEW™Desktop and THRUVIEW™Window are
available:
• THRUVIEW™ Window: The current panel appears as a
translucent layer on top of any other windows, allowing
you to work and watch TV at the same time.
• THRUVIEW™Desktop: The current panel appears fullscreen as a translucent layer on top of all other windows
when minimized.
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Setting
Function
Video Desktop
Minimizing TV replaces your desktop pattern with the TV
display. If your video card does not have an overlay, Video
Desktop is not available (overlay is the placement of a fullmotion video window on the display screen).
Minimize TV
Minimizes TV.
Display Size
Indicates the sizes available for the current panel:
• Tiny
• Small
• Medium
• Large
• Full Screen
Aspect Ratio
Selects the width-to-height ratio for the video window:
Non-Fixed
If you choose Non-Fixed, and the aspect ratio of the TV
program is different from the display, video may appear
elongated or flattened.
Standard 4:3
Standard TV display
Letter Box
• 16:9
• 1.85:1
• 2.35:1
Wide Screen
• 16:9
• 1.85:1
• 2.35:1
Input
Connector
Selects input connector:
• Analog TV Tuner
• S-Video
• Composite
Audio Mode
Sets the audio mode:
• Captions when muted
• Stereo
• Both
• SAP
• Mono
Closed
Captions
Specifies how closed captioned text is displayed. You can
also enable the HOTWORDS™ (see page 18) and TV
Magazine features (see page 20).
Zoom
Selects the zoom ratio (2x, 4x, or 8x) or Unzoom if already
zoomed. For more information, see Zooming and Panning
on page 40.
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Setting
Function
Scheduling
Provides options for scheduling, recording, and TV
Magazine.
About
Displays the About dialog.
Exit
Closes TV.
TV Display settings
The Display settings page lets you control how video is displayed in TV.
To open the Display settings page
Click the Setup button
Display tab.
in the TV control panel, and then click the
Setting
Function
Video
Size
Size
Selects the size for the display panel:
• Tiny
• Small
• Medium
• Large
• Full Screen
• User Defined
Aspect Ratio
Selects the aspect ratio (ratio of width to height).
Tool
Tips
Show Tool Tips
Shows helpful aids for using TV when you point at a control
with your mouse.
Show Shortcut
Shows keyboard shortcuts when you point at a control with
your mouse.
Display
Feature
Video Desktop
When TV is minimized, TV display replaces your desktop
pattern.
Fixed Aspect Ratio
Click to preserve the width-to-height ratio when you resize or
zoom the display.
Always On Top
Displays TV on top of other applications.
Auto Hide Controls when in full screen
Hides TV controls when displaying TV in full screen.
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Setting
Function
Hide
Player
Hotkey
Specifies a keyboard key that hides/displays TV.
Initialization
Wizard
Re-runs the Initialization Wizard. See To run the Initialization
Wizard on page 8.
TV video settings
The video settings page lets you choose a video connector and fine-tune
video characteristics.
To open the Video settings page
Click the Setup button
Video tab.
in the TV control panel, and then click the
Setting
Function
Video
Properties
Color
Adjusts the amount of color in the image.
Brightness
Adjusts the amount of white in the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the gradation of tones between light and dark areas.
Tint
Adjusts the balance of red-to-blue in the image.
• Tint is not adjustable for PAL or SECAM.
Gamma Setting
Corrects the overall brightness of the image.
Connector
Selects the video input connector:
• Analog TV Tuner
• Composite
• S-Video input.
If you choose Composite or S-Video, you must specify the
Broadcast Standard.
Broadcast
Standard
Selects the broadcast standard:
• NTSC
• PAL
• SECAM.
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TV Tuner settings
The tuner settings page lets you autoscan for active TV channels, choose
cable or antenna input, name channels, and set channel-specific options.
To open the Tuner settings page
Click the Setup button
Tuner tab.
in the TV control panel, and then click the TV
Setting
Function
Channel Name
You can enter channel names.
Details
Select a channel, and then click the Details button to open
the Channel Property Details page (see Channel Property
Details on page 13).
Cable
Standard
Selects the country and cable or antenna.
Autoscan
Scans for all active TV channels, and stores them when you
click the Set button.
Channel Property Details
When you select a channel and then click the Details button in the TV
Tuner settings page, the Channel Property Details page opens to let you set
properties for particular channels — favorites list, channel assignment, and
properties for audio, video, program lockout, and closed captioning.
For example, in the Channel Specific Settings Video page, you could
change a channel to SECAM when the other channels are (by default) PAL.
In the Closed Captioning page you could enable a set of HOTWORDS™
specifically for a particular channel.
Setting
Function
Channel
Name
Type a name for the channel.
Number
Displays the channel number.
Tunes to
Station
Specifies the TV station that is received when you tune to a
particular channel. For example, you could assign the actual
channel 5 to the Television’s channel 2. Autoscanning
returns all channel assignments to normal (see Autoscan on
page 13).
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Setting
Function
Channel in
Favorite List
Check to add the channel to the channels that TV receives
when you click the channel up/down buttons. To remove a
channel, uncheck it.
Channel in
Visual
Selection List
Check to add the channel to the Visual Selection list (see
Channel Surfing on page 16). To remove a channel, uncheck
it.
Channel
Specific
Settings
Audio
Click Audio, and then click Details to open the Sound
details page.
Mute Settings
• Global
Applies mute settings to all channels.
• Mute On
Mutes selected channel.
• Mute Off
Cancels all muting.
SAP settings
• Stereo
Activates stereo audio for this channel, if it provides it.
• Mono
Activates monaural audio for this channel.
• Both
Activates stereo and mono audio for this channel.
Video
Click Video, and then click Details to open the Channel
Based Video Settings page. Move the sliders to change the
values.
• Color
Amount of color in the image.
• Brightness
Balance of light and dark in the image.
• Contrast
Gradation of tone between the image’s highlights,
midtones and shadows.
• Tint
Balance of red, green, and blue in the image.
Broadcast Standard
Choose the broadcast standard for this channel.
Channel Lockout
Click Channel Lockout, and then click Details to open the
Program Lockout Settings page (see Channel Lockout on
page 22).
Closed Captioning
Click Closed Captioning, and then click Details to open the
Closed Captioning Channel Settings page (see Closed
Captioning on page 17).
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TV Stills Gallery settings
You can capture still images from TV, and save them in the Stills Gallery.
To open the TV Stills Gallery settings page
Click the Setup button in the TV control panel, and then click the Stills
Gallery tab. For information on the Stills Gallery, see Stills Gallery on
page 35.
TV Schedule settings
The Scheduler lets you set up TV to watch or record selected TV programs
at times you specify. You can also schedule events for CD Audio, TV
Magazine, Personal Video Recorder, and File Player.
To open the Schedule settings page
Click the Setup button in the TV control panel, click the Schedule tab,
and then click the Create New button. The Schedule Wizard will guide
you through creating new scheduled events. See Schedule on page 43 for
details.
ATI TV Bar
Browse the Web and watch TV at the same time, without resizing your
windows! ATI TV Bar displays TV in your Internet Explorer Web
Browser.
North American users can also view a display of channel names and
numbers, with continuously updated program information.
To open ATI TV Bar
1
Launch Internet Explorer.
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2
In Explorer’s menu bar, click View, point to Explorer Bar, and then
click ATI TV.
Or click the ATI TV button in Explorer’s menu bar.
If TV is not running, ATI TV Bar opens it, and displays it in the TV
Bar. Closing ATI TV Bar also closes TV.
If TV is running, it is displayed in TV Bar, and the regular TV display
disappears from your desktop. Closing TV Bar returns TV to its
normal display on your desktop.
If you resize Explorer, the TV display automatically fits itself to the
new size.
ATI TV Bar controls
From left to right, the ATI TV Bar controls are: Channel down, Channel up,
Volume, and Mute.
Channel Surfing
You can browse through several TV channels simultaneously, and select
channels by clicking on “thumbnail” images (miniature representations) of
the channels. Each thumbnail displays the channel number and is regularly
updated to display the current program.
• If any channel in the selection list is a locked-out channel (see
Channel Lockout on page 22), a password is required to access it. If
a password is not entered, only unlocked channels are displayed.
• After an autoscan (see Autoscan on page 13), all detected channels
are included in the selection list. A magnifying glass appears to the
left of the lock-out icon. Click the magnifying glass button to add or
remove the channel from the selection list.
• Most controls are disabled during Channel Surfing.
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To use Channel Surfing
1
Click the Channel Surf button
in the TV control panel.
A grid of thumbnails appears over your TV display.
2
Click the thumbnail for the channel you want to preview.
The channel you clicked becomes “live” and then plays video and
audio for a few seconds.
3
To select a channel for viewing, double-click a thumbnail.
The grid of thumbnails disappears, and then the selected channel
appears on your screen.
Closed Captioning
Display closed captioned text over video, like a standard TV, and/or in a
separate window beside the video. When you use the separate window, you
can use the scroll bar to review the last few minutes of text. You can set the
background color, the font, and the font color for the window.
To display closed-captioned text
Click the Closed Caption button
in the TV control panel.
To close the Closed Captioning window, click the Exit button
.
Closed Caption settings
The Closed Caption settings page lets you specify how closed captioned
text is displayed — over video or in a window — and the background color,
the font, and the font color for the window. You can also set up and enable
the HOTWORDS™ and TV Magazine features.
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To set up closed captioning
Click the Setup button
Closed Caption tab.
in the TV control panel, and then click the
Setting
Function
Placement
External Window
Displays closed captioned text in its own window. Click
Font... to select the display font.
Video Window
Displays closed captioned text superimposed on the video.
Click Font... to select the display font.
Solid Background
Displays closed captioned text on a solid background.
Shaded Background
Displays closed captioned text on a shaded background.
HOTWORDS™
Enable
Check to enable HOTWORDS™ when Closed Captioning
is on (see HOTWORDS™ on page 18).
HOTWORDS™ Setup
Opens the HOTWORDS™ settings page.
TV
Magazine
Enable
Activates TV Magazine (see TV Magazine on page 20).
TV Magazine Setup
Opens the TV Magazine Setup Wizard.
Closed
Caption
On Mute
Display closed captioned text when the audio is muted.
Show
Alternate
Text If
Present
If T1 mode closed captioned data is present in the caption
stream, checking this box displays a full page of T1 mode,
scrollable, closed captioned text. If you turn off Closed
Captioning or change channels, the page is hidden.
HOTWORDS™
Have your computer watch TV for you! When you turn on Closed
Captioning, you can specify words and phrases that TV will detect in the
closed-captioned text.
You can set HOTWORDS™ to show the matched text, restore TV, play a
sound, enable TV Magazine, or enable the Personal Video Recorder when
the specified words appear. You can also have TV automatically transcribe
the text when the specified words appear.
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You can enable HOTWORDS™, and then minimize TV; when the
specified words occur, TV opens. You specify words using the
HOTWORDS™ setup button in the Closed Caption settings page.
To set up HOTWORDS™
1
Click the Setup button
2
Click Closed Caption, and then click the HOTWORDS™ Setup
button. The HOTWORDS™ Setup Wizard opens.
in the TV control panel.
To enable HOTWORDS™, check the Enable box. The HOTWORDS™
Setup Wizard will guide you through HOTWORDS™ setup.
Setting
Function
First Word
Type the first word to be matched.
Match Type
Choose the type of match you want:
• By Itself
Notify when the First Word occurs.
• Followed by
Notify when the First Word occurs, and is immediately
followed by the Optional Word you specify.
• Not Followed By
Notify when the First Word occurs, if it is not immediately
followed by the Optional Word.
• In Sentence With
Notify when the First Word occurs, if it is in a sentence
with the Optional Word.
Optional
Word
Type the word you want to match with the First Word. When
you specify an Optional Word, the system only looks for the
First Word+Optional Word combination.
Partial
Check this box to notify when a part of the First Word occurs.
Use the Add and Remove buttons to add and remove words from the list.
Actions to take
when your
specified
word(s) occur.
Show Matched Text
Displays the text that matches your specified word(s).
Restore Player
Opens TV in its current state.
Beep
Recording
Enable TV Magazine
Activates TV Magazine (see TV Magazine on page 20).
Enable Personal Video Recorder
Activates the Personal Video Recorder (see Personal Video
Recorder on page 28).
None
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TV Magazine
Use TV Magazine to transcribe closed captioned broadcasting, including
pictures and text. You can save files in RTF (Rich Text Format), which
preserves formatting and can be used in many word processors, plain text
(TXT), or Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). You can use the
Schedule feature to start TV Magazine at dates and times you specify (see
Schedule on page 43).
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• TV Magazine is only available in North America.
• When TV Magazine is enabled, it transcribes closed-captioned text
even if the Closed Captioning button is off
To start TV Magazine
1
Click the Setup button
2
Click the Closed Caption tab, and then click the TV Magazine
Setup button.
in the TV control panel.
To enable TV Magazine, check the Enable box. The first time you use TV
Magazine, the TV Magazine Setup Wizard will guide you through the
setup.
Setting
Function
Select Folder
Select a folder to store the file.
File Format
Select a file format (RTF, TXT, or HTML).
Style
Select the format of the filename.
Options
Overwrite files
Check to overwrite existing files.
Uncheck to keep existing files.
Remove Advertising
Automatically skips commercial advertising when you
display or transcribe closed-captioned text. It works best with
programs that use scrolling transcripts rather than “text
bubbles” to record closed-captioned text; for example: Talk
shows, News broadcasts, Sports, and Soap operas.
(Depending upon the closed-captioning format, commercials
may occasionally be recorded—a little experimentation will
show you how to get the best results.)
Case Conversion
Converts all characters to upper or lower case.
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Setting
Function
Stop
Transcribing
After
Specify the number of minutes to transcribe.
Select
Layout
No image
No images are saved.
Images on Left
Images are placed on the left, text on the right.
Images on Right
Images are placed on the right, text on the left.
Alternate images
Images and text alternate left and right.
Use black & white pictures
Save images as black & white, to save disk space.
Image Density
• Sparse (1/page)
• Default (2/page)
• Dense (4/page)
Zooming and Panning
You can zoom in on the video in the display panel to enlarge a selected
portion of the screen, and return your display to normal. You can also pan
(move the image horizontally and vertically) in the zoomed area.
To zoom
Click and hold down your left mouse button in the display panel, and then
draw a rectangle around the area you want to zoom.
Or, right-click the 1:1 button
to open a menu where you can set the
zoom level — Zoom x2, Zoom x4, or Zoom x8.
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To pan in the zoomed area
Click and hold down your left mouse button in the zoomed area, and then
drag your mouse to pan horizontally or vertically.
To zoom in the zoomed area
Hold down the Shift key, and then draw another rectangle in the zoomed
area.
To unzoom
Right-click in the display panel to open the Feature menu, point at
Zooming, and then click Unzoom, or click the 1:1 button
in the
control panel.
Video Desktop
To replace your desktop pattern with live TV display when you
minimize TV
Click the Setup button
in the TV control panel, click the Display tab,
and then check Video Desktop.
When you minimize TV, live TV display replaces your desktop.
A TV icon appears in the “tray” on the right side of the Windows® taskbar.
Click the icon to display a small control panel that you can use to change
channels and control the volume. Closed-captioned information is not
displayed.
To restore your desktop pattern and TV
Click the TV button in the Windows® taskbar.
Channel Lockout
Channel Lockout lets you block particular programs at specific times, and
set a password to unlock them. Use the Channel Lockout page to specify
channel, time, and duration.
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• Passwords are case-sensitive. For example, PASSWORD,
Password, and passWord are not the same.
• If you forget your password, you must uninstall and reinstall your TV
software to view password-protected programs.
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To set Channel Lockout
1
Click the Setup button
TV Tuner tab.
2
Click the channel you want, and then click the Details button.
3
Click Program Lockout, and then click the Details button.
4
Click Create New.
in the TV control panel, and then click the
The Channel Lockout Wizard guides you through the lockout
procedure.
In the channel list, locked-out channels have a padlock
of the channel name.
A lock icon
is selected.
to the right
appears in the control panel when the locked channel
To remove program lockout
1
Click the Setup button
TV Tuner tab.
2
Click the channel you want to unlock, and then click the Details
button.
3
Click Program Lockout, and then click the Details button.
4
Select the program you want to unlock.
5
Click the Delete button. To remove all program locks, click the
Delete All button.
6
Click OK.
in the TV control panel, and then click the
The padlock disappears, and the unlock icon
panel when the channel is selected.
appears in the control
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Parental Control
Parental Control lets you restrict access to TV programs according to their
content rating. The video and audio of programs that you restrict will not
be recorded until the correct password is entered.
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• Parental Control is only available for North American (NTSC)
Television.
• Passwords are case-sensitive, and must be at least three
characters in length.
• If you forget your password, you must uninstall and reinstall your TV
software.
• The capture still frames feature is disabled, and video recording will
stop.
To set a Parental Control level
1
Right-click the Parental Control button
in the TV control panel
to display a menu of choices. The selected level is checkmarked.
2
Click the level you want.
The Set Password dialog appears.
3
Type your password in the upper box, and then type it in the lower
box to confirm it.
The following table summarizes the FCC guidelines for Parental Control.
Programs designed solely for children
TV-Y
This program is designed to be appropriate for all children.
TV-Y7
This program is designed for children age 7 and above.
Programs designed for the entire audience
TV-G
General audience.
TV-PG
Parental guidance suggested.
TV-14
Parents strongly cautioned.
TV-MA
Mature audience only.
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Recording Video and Still Images
Full-motion video
The Personal Video Recorder lets you record a clip of full-motion video
plus audio from your video source and save it as an MPEG, AVI, ATI VCR
(proprietary ATI video format), or WMV (Windows Media Video for
streaming and download-and-play applications) file on your computer’s
hard disk. See Personal Video Recorder on page 28 for details.
Still images
Capture full-color, 24-bit-per-pixel still images, save them, and print them.
The images are placed in the Stills Gallery, which saves them as Windowsstandard bitmaps (.BMP) or a wide variety of standard formats.
The Stills Gallery also supports most industry-standard graphics file
formats, so you can insert the images into reports, presentations, letters, and
other documents, to add impact to training applications and presentations.
See Stills Gallery on page 35 for details.
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If the program is restricted by Parental Control, video recording and still
capture are disabled (see Parental Control on page 24).
Recording a clip of video and audio from TV
To record a clip of video and audio
Click the Record button
in the TV control panel, or right-click the
Record button and select a duration from the menu. The Personal Video
Recorder starts recording video and audio to your computer’s hard disk.
For information on recording formats, see Personal Video Recorder
settings on page 30. The right-click menu also provides One Touch Record
settings, which let you set the duration, location, and style for the recorded
file (for more information, see One Touch Record on page 33).
To change the file name and location during recording, edit the name and
location in the recording panel, or click the Select a File Name button
.
Four recording presets are available for quick selection — right-click the
Record button in the control panel, or click a preset button in the personal
Video Recorder Settings page. You can customize any of these presets;
when you have selected a preset, click Map Preset.
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To stop recording
Click the Record button
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again.
• If the program is restricted by Parental Control, recording will stop (see
Parental Control on page 24).
• You cannot record copy-protected material.
To capture still frames from Television
Click the Capture button
in the TV control panel. The current frame is
placed in the Stills Gallery (see Stills Gallery on page 35).
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• If the program is restricted by Parental Control (see Parental Control
on page 24), Still Capture is disabled.
• If you are in TV-ON-DEMAND™ mode (see TV-ON-DEMAND™ on
page 26) and displaying the Live: video window, still images are
captured from the delayed video, not from the Live: window.
TV-ON-DEMAND™
TV-ON-DEMAND™ lets you pause a live program, return later, and
resume watching where you left off. You can view the show from the
beginning, even after it has started, without waiting until the whole
program is recorded.
You can quickly back up a program, watch the selected portion again, and
fast-forward or skip ahead to the live broadcast. You can also export the
recorded video as an MPEG (.MPG) file or an ATI VCR file.
To start TV-ON-DEMAND™
Click the Pause (lower) button
control panel.
in the TV WONDER™ USB 2.0
To return to broadcast
Click the Play button
.
To skip backward and forward in recorded video
Click the left button to skip back; click the right button to skip forwards.
The default settings are: forward – 10 seconds; backward – 30 seconds.
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You can right-click the button to change the time settings to 1 frame, 10
seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 2 minutes.
To move within recorded video
Using your mouse, drag the position slider to move forward or backward in
delayed video. As you move the slider all the way to the right, the time
display indicates Live.
X
Y
X
Position slider
Y
Jog shuttle — provides fast-forward or fast-rewind for recorded video
To export recorded video
Click the Export button
in the TV-ON-DEMAND™ control panel. A
dialog appears, where you can select the portion of recorded video you
want to save (Range:), and the location to store it (Output File:). You can
save exported video in MPEG-2 or ATI VCR format.
• You can export more quickly if you return to live broadcast mode
first (but do not return to TV-ON-DEMAND™, or you will
overwrite your previously-recorded video).
• The Export button alerts you if there is insufficient video for export.
TV-ON-DEMAND™ history
When you right-click the Time display in the Recording panel, a Go To
Time menu lists all programs that TV-ON-DEMAND™ has recorded. To
open the program, click its file name.
TV-ON-DEMAND™ uses the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data to
provide the information. If there is no EPG information, or if the data is
outdated, the history shows the Channel Number instead of Program Name
and Channel Name.
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One Touch Record
One Touch Record provides fast recording modes. Right-click the Record
in the control panel, and then click the recording option that you
button
want.
Setting
Function
One Touch
Record
Settings
Custom duration configuration
Type the number of days, hours, and minutes you want to
record.
Folder for recorded files
Choose a location for your recorded files.
Recorded file name
Type a name for your recorded files.
File name style
Type a custom name or choose a preset from the list.
Personal Video Recorder
The Personal Video Recorder provides simple controls and powerful
recording options. You can record a clip of full-motion video and audio
from your video source and save it as an MPEG, AVI, VCR, or WMV file.
You can play recorded files in the File Player. Advanced time lapse and
motion triggered recording modes are available.
The Schedule feature lets you record TV programs on the dates and times
you specify.
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Because TV-ON-DEMAND™ (see TV-ON-DEMAND™ on page 26)
records to your hard drive, you cannot use the Personal Video Recorder in
TV-ON-DEMAND mode. Instead, use the Export function (see To export
recorded video on page 27) when you are in TV-ON-DEMAND mode.
To start the Personal Video Recorder
When you record video from TV (see To record a clip of video and audio
on page 25), the Personal Video Recorder opens automatically.
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When you right-click the record button, the following options are available
(the available times depend upon your hard disk space).
Option
Function
Record for
Sets the length of time to record.
Record until
Sets the time to stop recording.
Record until
manually
stopped
Records until you click the Record button again.
Schedule
Options
Selects the current input connector, recording settings, and
TV Magazine.
Schedule
Record
Opens the Schedule Wizard, where you can specify
recording frequency.
Show
Scheduled
Events
Displays a list of Scheduled events.
Recording
preset
Lets you change the default recording preset.
One Touch
Record
Settings
Opens the One Touch Record settings page.
Motion
Triggered
Recording
Opens the Motion Triggered Recording Wizard.
Time Lapse
Recording
Opens the Time Lapse Recording Wizard.
Show
Recording
Panel
Shows/ Hides the Personal Video Recorder panel, which
shows the number of frames recorded and the time
remaining on your hard disk.
Recent
Recording
Displays a list of the five most recently recorded files.
One Touch Record provides one-click recording for specific
times and durations. The default recording preset is used
(see Recording Preset in Personal Video Recorder settings
on page 30).
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Personal Video Recorder settings
Use the Personal Video Recorder settings pages to specify recording
quality, duration, general options, and custom settings. Several recording
modes are available, including advanced modes such as Time Lapse and
Motion Triggered.
To set up the Personal Video Recorder
Click the Setup button
in the TV control panel, and then click the
Personal Video Recorder tab.
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Setting
Function
Recording
Preset
These settings
are dependent
upon your
system
configuration.
Each can be
customized.
Check DVD, Good, Longer, Video CD, or Custom.
(The higher the quality, the less video you will be able to
store on a disk.)
Note: The Video CD setting lets you create Video-CDcompliant files that can be played on most consumer DVD
players. To create a CD containing the Video CD files, you
need a writable CD drive and accompanying CD creation
software.
For extremely fine control, click the Map Preset button to
open the Recording Presets, where you can create and
modify preset recording formats.
Click the Create New... button to create a new recording
preset. The Recording Wizard guides you through the
process.
Click the Edit... button to create a modified copy of an
existing recording preset, or to edit one of your own custom
settings. The Recording Wizard will guide you through the
process.
• Step 2 of the Recording Wizard provides a
deinterlacing option. Select it to prevent horizontal
streaks (“combing”) in captured video, as shown below.
The following, advanced recording settings are available
when you click the Map Preset button:
Time lapse recording
Records video-only, frame-by-frame and save it to an
MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 file. You can also manually trigger
recording from your keyboard, mouse, or other device. You
can use this feature to create stop-motion video (for
example, Claymation®-type video).
Click the Map Preset button, and then click Time Lapse. To
edit the preset, click the Edit button, and follow the onscreen steps.
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Setting
Function
Recording
Preset
Motion-triggered recording
Records video and audio, triggered by motion in the video
frame. This feature could be used for security applications or
to record only material of interest over time.
You can specify an optional “include” rectangle that defines
the area to watch for motion, and an “exclude” rectangle that
is excluded from motion detection. For example, you could
monitor a room, but exclude a fish tank, which would falsely
trigger recording.
You can simultaneously perform motion triggered and time
lapse recording, to record a minimum number of frames over
time, but include real-time video when motion occurs.
Click the Set Custom button, and then click Default Motion
Triggered. To edit the preset, click the Edit button, and
follow the on-screen steps.
Record in Windows Video Format
WMV recording lets you record WMV video to a file. Use
these settings to record a Windows Media file for streaming
over a 56K dial-up network connection or a cable or DSL
network connection.
Click the Map Preset button, and then click 56K Modem or
Cable/DSL Modem. To edit the preset, click the Edit button,
and follow the on-screen steps.
Disk
Space
Allocates the amount of disk to store recorded video.
Always Record to Temporary Drive
Always use a temporary drive while recording, or only when
the specified recorded file is not on a local disk.
Temporary Drive
Selects the drive to hold temporary recorded video.
Amount of disk space to leave free on temporary drive
Use the slider to set the amount of space to leave on your
temporary drive. Use this to prevent the recording from
completely filling your drive.
Current
Settings
Displays the video format, size, frame rate, and audio format
for recorded video.
Capture High
Resolution
Stills
Captures still images at high resolution.
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Setting
Function
One Touch
Record
Custom duration configuration
Type the number of days, hours, and minutes you want to
record.
Folder for recorded files
Choose a location for your recorded files.
Recorded file name
Type a name for your recorded files.
File name style
Type a custom name or choose a preset from the list.
VIDEOSOAP™
VIDEOSOAP™ delivers advanced filtering to reduce noise, improve
sharpness, and soften focus as desired, to provide the highest quality video
compression for personal video recording and editing functions.
1
In the Personal Video Recorder tab, click Map Preset, and then
choose a recording preset.
2
Click the Edit VIDEOSOAP™ button, choose a VIDEOSOAP™
type, and then click the Next button.
You can apply up to four filters, each with its own noise reduction
algorithm. Use the sliders to control the strength of the filters.
To preview the effect, choose a preview area, and then click the
Preview button.
3
When you are satisfied with the results, click the Finish button.
One Touch Record
One Touch Record provides one-click recording for specific times and
durations. The default recording quality is used (see Recording Quality in
Personal Video Recorder settings on page 30).
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Right-click the Record button
recording option that you want.
in the control panel, and then click the
Setting
Function
One Touch
Record
Settings
Custom duration configuration
Type the number of days, hours, and minutes you wish to
record.
Folder for recorded files
Choose a location for your captured file.
File Name Style
Type a custom name or choose a preset from the list.
Optimizing MPEG Video Recording
To access MPEG properties
1
Click the Setup button
in the TV control panel, and then click the
Personal Video Recorder tab.
2
In Recording Quality, click the Map Preset... button.
3
Click DVD, and then click the Edit... button.
Capture Wizard (Step 1) appears.
4
Enter a name and description (if desired) for the preset.
5
Click Next.
The MPEG-specific Recording Wizard pages appear.
6
Select MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or ATI VCR, and then click Next.
To select I-frame-only MPEG recording
This uses less CPU, but requires two to three times the bit-rate, which
produces larger files.
1
Click the I Frames Only button.
2
Click Next until you reach Finish, and then click Finish.
To select I, B, P frame MPEG recording
This uses more CPU, but greatly reduces the bit-rate required for a given
level of video quality.
1
In the Recording Wizard, set Number of P Frames in Group to 12.
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2
Set Number of B Frames in Subgroup to 3.
Note: These are typical values; they can be adjusted.
To record with a minimum number of dropped frames in MPEG-1 or
MPEG-2 format, the following settings are recommended. Ranges are
given, as some video compresses better than others, depending on the
amount of rapid motion and the number of complex scenes.
Video Format
IBP
Frames
(Mbps)
Minimum
CPU
Required
I-Frames
Only
(Mbps)
Minimum
CPU
Required
160 x 120
1.0
P200MMX
1.0
P200MMX
352 x 240
1.5
PII-266
2.0
P200MMX
320 x 480
3.0
PII-400
4.0
PII-266
640 x 480
4.0
Athlon 600
6.0
PIII-450
720 x 480
4.0
Athlon 700
6.0
PIII-450
Mbps = Megabits per second, or millions of bits per second.
1 Mbps is approximately 125Kbytes/second.
If your system is not capable of achieving smooth-looking video, try the following:
• Record I frames only.
• Record using a smaller frame size.
ATI VCR is best suited for Personal Video Recorder use.
MPEG-1 decoders are widely used, so video encoded in MPEG-1 format can be
played on many PCs. However, MPEG-1 playback on a PC uses the Microsoft
MPEG-1 decoder, which may not provide the best performance.
MPEG-2 playback on a PC requires an MPEG-2 decoder. With ATI graphics
cards, MPEG-2 decoders use the ATI hardware IDCT and motion compensation,
which provides higher resolution video playback and less CPU loading than the
Microsoft MPEG-1 decoder.
Stills Gallery
The still images you capture are saved in the Stills Gallery. You can save
images in a variety of graphics formats and sizes. The Stills Gallery
controls let you delete images, hide them, save them as wallpaper, and print
them.
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If you close the Stills Gallery without saving, your captured still images
are deleted.
When you click the ATI logo
in the upper left corner of the Stills
Gallery, the “About” notice appears, and a Task menu displays available
and active features.
• For information on Stills Gallery controls, see the online help and
Tool Tips.
Stills Gallery settings
Use the Stills Gallery Setup page to define how the Stills Gallery saves and
prints captured images.
To set up the Stills Gallery
Click the Setup button
in the Stills Gallery, TV, or File Player control
panel, and then click the Stills Gallery tab.
Selection
Function
Capture
Options
Capture to Gallery
Captures still images to the Stills Gallery.
Capture to numbered file
Stores captured images in numbered files (pic001.bmp,
pic002.bmp ...) on your hard disk.
Capture to clipboard
Places captured images on the Windows Clipboard.
Capture to printer
Sends the captured image to the printer.
Use only 256 colors
Saves captured images as 256-color files, to save disk
space.
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Selection
Function
Save
Options
Warn if closed without saving
Alerts you if you close TV or the Stills Gallery without saving
captured images.
Show paths of saved images
Displays the drive, folders, and subfolders that contain
saved images.
Tool
Tips
Show Tool Tips
Displays tool tips for the Stills Gallery controls.
Show Short Cut
Displays shortcut keys for the Stills Gallery controls.
Always
on top
Keeps the Stills Gallery on top of other applications.
Print
Options
Center image
Prints image in center of page.
Image size:
• Maximize
Prints in full-page format.
• One to one
Prints same size as original.
• Double
Prints twice original size.
CD Audio
Use CD Audio to play standard audio CDs. Advanced features such as
Random play, Intro play (which plays the first ten seconds of each track),
and Loop play are available. The Schedule feature lets you schedule CD
playback on dates and times you specify (see Schedule on page 43).
When you click the ATI logo
in the upper left corner of the display
panel, the “About” notice appears, and a Task menu displays available and
active features.
• For information on CD Audio controls, see the online help and Tool
Tips.
To start CD Audio from LaunchPad
Click the CD Audio button in the LaunchPad.
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To start CD Audio from Windows® taskbar
1
In the Windows taskbar, click Start, and then point at Programs.
2
Point at ATI Multimedia Center, and then click CD Audio.
You can also start CD Audio from other ATI TV WONDER™ USB 2.0
in the upper
features — TV, File Player, and Library. Click the ATI logo
left corner of the feature’s control panel, and then click CD Audio.
CD Audio settings
Use the CD Audio Settings page to set up playlists and shuffle play, and to
use an LCD panel for track number and playback time.
To set up CD Audio
Click the Setup button
in the CD Audio control panel, and then click
the CD Audio Settings tab.
Setting
Function
Play List
Displays all tracks in the playlist (the list of your selections).
Shuffle Play
Shuffle all tracks
Plays all tracks in random order.
Shuffle user playlist
Plays playlist in random order.
Disc
Information
If the information is available, displays the name of the disc
and the artist. You can also type in the information.
Available
Tracks
Displays the tracks that you can add to the playlist. Use the
buttons to add or remove selected tracks or all tracks.
LCD Display
Check to display track number and current playback time on
an LCD display.
Tool Tips
Show Tool Tips
Display tool tips when you point at a control with your
mouse.
Show Shortcut
Display keyboard shortcuts when you point at a control with
your mouse.
CD Audio Schedule settings
You can schedule CD Audio to play on the dates and times you specify.
You can also schedule events for TV Magazine, Personal Video Recorder,
File Player, and TV.
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To open the CD Audio Schedule settings page
Click the Setup
button in the CD Audio control panel, and then click
the Schedule tab. The Schedule Wizard will guide you through creating
new scheduled events. See Schedule on page 43 for details.
File Player
Use the File Player to play various multimedia file formats. The types of
file you can play depends on your system’s software. You can play the
following, multimedia files:
• MPEG-1.
• MPEG-2 – if an appropriate MPEG decoder (not included) is
installed.
• ATI VCR (.VCR – proprietary ATI video file format).
• MIDI (.MID).
• WAV (.WAV).
For information on File Player controls, see the online help and Tool Tips.
Special features
Additional special features are available for File Player:
• THRUVIEW™– see THRUVIEW™ on page 49.
• EAZYLOOK™– see EAZYLOOK™ on page 50.
To start File Player from LaunchPad
Click the File Player button in the LaunchPad.
To start File Player from Windows® taskbar
1
In the Windows® taskbar, click Start, and then point at Programs.
2
Point at ATI Multimedia Center, and then click File Player.
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File Player Feature menu
You can access File Player functions by right-clicking on the video viewing
area or the control panel. This is very useful when you play files in fullscreen mode. The following menu items are available:
Setting
Function
Setup
Opens the File Player Setup page.
Hide Controls
Hides the File Player Control panel.
THRUVIEW™
Window
If your computer uses a RADEON™ or later video
card, THRUVIEW™ Desktop and THRUVIEW™
Window are available. THRUVIEW™ Desktop blends
the File Player display with your desktop;
THRUVIEW™ Window blends the File Player display
with the current window. You can control the mix using
the blend level slider.
Play
Plays the current file.
Stop
Stops playing.
Time Mode
Sets time mode:
• Elapsed Time
• Remaining Time
• Total Time
Zoom
Sets Zoom:
• Unzoom
• Zoom 2x
• Zoom 4x
• Zoom 8x
Display Size
Sets playback size:
• 50%
• 75%
• 100%
• 200%
• Full Screen
About...
Displays the “About” dialog.
Exit
Closes the File Player.
Zooming and Panning
You can zoom in on the video in the File Player display panel to enlarge a
selected portion of the screen, and return your display to normal.
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To zoom in
Click and hold down your left mouse button in the display panel, and then
draw a rectangle around the area you want to zoom.
Or, right-click the 1:1 button
to open a menu where you can set the
zoom level — Zoom x2, Zoom x4, or Zoom x8.
To pan in the zoomed area
Click and hold down your left mouse button in the zoomed area, and then
drag your mouse to pan vertically or horizontally.
To zoom in the zoomed area
Hold down the Shift key, and then draw another rectangle in the zoomed
area.
To unzoom or use predefined zoom levels
Right-click in the display panel to open the Feature Menu (see File Player
Feature menu on page 40), and then click Zoom, and select Unzoom,
Zoom x2, Zoom x4, or Zoom x8.
Or, click the 1:1 button to unzoom, or right-click the button to open a menu
where you can set the zoom level — Zoom x2, Zoom x4, or Zoom x8.
File Player Display settings
The Display settings page lets you control how video is displayed in the
File Player.
To open the Display settings page
Click the Setup
the Display tab.
button in the File Player control panel, and then click
Setting
Function
Video
Size
Displays video at 50%, 75%, 100%, 200%, or full screen.
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Setting
Function
Options
LCD Display
Displays track number and current playback time on an LCD
display.
Always on Top
Always displays File Player on top of other applications.
Keep Aspect Ratio
Maintains the aspect ratio (width-to-height ratio) when you
resize the display.
Auto Hide Controls when in Full Screen
Automatically hides controls in full-screen mode if no user
interaction occurs. Controls automatically re-appear if you
move the mouse.
Time
Mode
Sets the time mode:
Elapsed Time, Remaining Time, or Total Time.
Tool
Tips
Show Tool Tips
Displays helpful aids for using the File Player.
Show Shortcut
Displays shortcut keys.
File Player Preferences settings
The Preferences settings page lets you specify power management settings.
Power
Management
Select one of the following levels:
Always
Power management always enabled.
Disabled while playing
Power management is disabled while a CD is playing.
Allow display to turn off while paused
Only the display turns off when playback is paused.
Disabled
Power management is never enabled.
File Player Stills Gallery settings
You can capture still images from the File Player.
To open the File Player Stills Gallery settings page
Click the Setup button
in the File Player control panel, and then click
the Stills Gallery tab. For information on Stills Gallery, see Stills Gallery
on page 35.
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File Player Schedule settings
You can schedule the File Player to play media files on the dates and times
you specify. You can also schedule events for CD Audio, TV Magazine,
Personal Video Recorder, and TV.
To set up scheduled events
Click the Setup button
in the File Player control panel, and then click
the Schedule tab. The Schedule Wizard will guide you through creating
new scheduled events. See Schedule on page 43 for details.
Schedule
The Scheduler lets you set up TV WONDER™ USB 2.0 to play particular
files and/or watch or record selected TV channels, start TV Magazine, and
capture video at times you specify. You can also schedule events for CD
Audio.
To set up scheduled events
1
Click the Setup button
control panel.
2
Click the Schedule tab, and then click the Create New button.
in the TV, CD Audio, or File Player
The Schedule Wizard will guide you through creating new scheduled
events. Step 4 of the Wizard asks if you want to set up feature-specific
settings (for example, if you are recording video, you can specify quality
and duration for particular events). When you click the Finish button, your
event is added to the scheduled event list; checked items are active.
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Schedule settings
Setting
Function
Name
The name of the event. Checked events are active.
Feature
The feature to schedule: CD Audio, File Player, TV,
TV Magazine, or Video Capture.
When
When the event occurs.
Next Run Time
The next time the event will run.
Modify
Click to change values for a scheduled event.
Delete
Removes a scheduled event.
Delete All
Removes all scheduled events.
• Events whose date (On Month & Day) has passed are not automatically
removed. To re-activate an event, set its Month & Day to today or later.
• If a settings page is open, or if the About Help box is being displayed, the
Scheduler cannot process events. If an event occurs, a warning dialog tells
you that a particular event was not processed.
• When ATI TV WONDER™ USB 2.0 first runs, if there are any scheduled
events recorded, and the Scheduler program is not running, a warning dialog
tells you that the scheduled events will not be processed.
• You can run the Scheduler immediately, and/or install it in your Windows
Startup file, so that it runs every time Windows is started. the warning dialog
is displayed whenever you click OK after adding an item to the scheduled
viewing list.
Library
The Library provides a convenient way to manage and play all your
multimedia files. When you record video or audio, it is automatically added
to the Library. You can scan directories for multimedia content, filter by
file type and date, set up playlists, and convert media files to ATI VCR or
MPEG-2 format.
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The upper window contains the multimedia content that the Library finds
in the specified directory. You can drag files from the upper window into
the lower window to create playlists of various multimedia files.
• Library does not track files on removable media, such as CDs.
• For information about using Library controls, see the online help
and Tool Tips
Special feature
EAZYLOOK™is also available for Library — see page 50.
To start the Library from LaunchPad
Click the Library button in the Launchpad.
To start the Library from Windows® taskbar
1
In the Windows® taskbar, click Start, and then point at Programs.
2
Point at ATI Multimedia Center, and then click Library.
To scan for content
1
Click the Scan for Content button
directory you specify.
2
Select the content to scan for — All, Movie, Picture, Document, or
TV-ON-DEMAND — and follow the on-screen directions.
to scan for media files in the
Library adds any of the following types of files that it finds in the
directory you specified.
• The Music category scans for .WAV, .MP3, .MID, and .WMA
audio files.
• The Movie category scans for .VCR, .AVI, .ASF, .MPG, .MPEG,
.MP2, .MOV, and .WMV video files.
Filtering files
You can filter the media files in the Library to display only the file types
and time periods you want.
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To filter by Type
Click the Type button
by media type:
in the upper left corner of the Library to filter
All, Movie, Music, Picture, Document, or TV-ON-DEMAND (see
TV-ON-DEMAND™ on page 26).
To filter by date
Click the Date button
in the upper left corner of the Library to filter
by date, protection status, and unviewed:
All, Today, Yesterday, This week, Last week, Protected from deletion,
or Unviewed. (To protect files from deletion, select one or more
entries in the main view, right-click, and then click Protect from
deletion.)
Converting media files
When you capture video from TV, setting the Recording Quality to Good
or Longer saves files in ATI VCR (Proprietary ATI video format), which
can only be played on the ATI File Player.
To convert ATI VCR files to MPEG format
1
2
Add the .VCR file to the Library by scanning for content or by
dragging it into the Library's content (upper) window.
Right-click the file, and then click Export to MPEG-2 or Export to
MPEG-4 in the drop-down menu.
MPEG-4 capture is compatible with ISO 14496-2, Advanced Simple
Profile Format Addendum video encode function, which defines a
number of levels of encode functionality; MP3 format audio encoding
is provided for DivX compatibility.
3
Save the file in the location of your choice (the default is My
Documents in your Windows® desktop).
• You can also convert TV-ON-DEMAND™ files recorded from
ATI TV to MPEG-2 format (see TV-ON-DEMAND™ on
page 26).
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Making playlists
Select files from the Library's content (upper) window and drag them into
the playlist (lower) window to build a playlist of files that will play in the
sequence you specify. You can set up a loop that plays your selections
continuously, and you can shuffle selections so that they play in random
order.
You can export playlists into M3U (MP3 playlist format). Right-click the
playlist window, and then select Export playlist to M3U. You can store
these files in your My Documents folder.
Recommended content deletion
You can have the Library find and delete files that meet the following
criteria.
• Age
• Time since last viewed
• Size
• Type
• Protection status
1
Right-click in the content (upper) window, and then click
Recommend Content Deletion.
2
Select the criteria for deletion, and then click Next.
3
To delete selected files, click the file(s) you want to delete, and then
click Remove Selected. To remove all files, click Remove All.
4
Click Finish.
Teletext
ATI’s new Teletext application lets you get the most out of working with
Teletext. ATI Teletext eliminates all the familiar disadvantages of
television’s teletext, and allows you to surf in the teletext data stream.
• Teletext is available only in Europe.
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The Teletext browser includes the Teletext window, which you can drag
and resize, and a control panel that you can use to print, play, pause, save,
and search Teletext. You can open two Teletext browsers at the same time,
and you can use the REMOTE WONDER™(see REMOTE WONDER™
on page 3) to control Teletext from your couch.
• Teletext always runs in real time, even if you are using TV-ONDEMAND™ (see TV-ON-DEMAND™ on page 26).
To start Teletext
While TV is running, right-click the Closed caption button
in the
control panel. Click Teletext over video to display teletext over the video,
or click Teletext Browser to display Teletext in its own window.
Teletext settings
The Teletext settings page lets you save Teletext pages and control the
display.
To open the Teletext settings page
Click the Setup button
Teletext tab.
in the TV control panel, and then click the
Selection
Function
Save Page As
ANSI
Saves page as ANSI text.
Bitmap
Save page as bitmap.
Placement
Solid Background
Displays Teletext on a solid-color background.
Transparent background
Displays Teletext over TV display.
Cache
All Pages
Stores all Teletext pages in your computer's memory for
faster retrieval.
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Selection
Function
Always
On Top
Displays Teletext browser on top of other applications.
Keep
Aspect Ratio
Maintains the width-to-height ratio when the browser is
resized.
Special Features
TV and File Player provide these special features:
• THRUVIEW™ displays Blended Window or Blended Desktop if
your computer uses an ATI RADEON™ or later video card.
• EAZYLOOK™ displays large, on-screen, remote control
information if you have an ATI REMOTE WONDER™(see page 3)
and a supported ATI RADEON™ or later video card. It also
provides assistance when you use the Library (see page 44),
navigate in TV Listings (see page 50), or navigate Teletext (see
page 47).
THRUVIEW™
• THRUVIEW™ Desktop: The current panel appears full-screen as a
translucent layer on top of all other windows when minimized.
• THRUVIEW™ Window: The current panel appears as a translucent
layer on top of any other windows, allowing you to work and watch
media at the same time.
When you select THRUVIEW™ Desktop or THRUVIEW™ Window in
the Display Settings page (see File Player Display settings on page 41),
minimizing File Player displays a blended desktop or blended window.
Closed captioned text is not displayed with TV.
A File Player icon appears in the “tray” on the right side of the Windows
taskbar. Click the icon to display the blend control panel, which you can use
to adjust the blend level, change channels, and control the volume.
You can also enable THRUVIEW™ Desktop or THRUVIEW™ Window
when File Player is not minimized: right-click the display panel or the
control panel, and then in the Feature menu, click THRUVIEW Desktop
or THRUVIEW Window.
To restore your desktop pattern and File Player, click the File Player
button in the Windows taskbar.
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EAZYLOOK™
Designed to work with the REMOTE WONDER™ (see REMOTE
WONDER™ on page 3) in full-screen mode, EAZYLOOK™ displays
large, on-screen information about remote control functions when you
watch File Player. It also provides assistance when you use the Library or
navigate in TV Listings.
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Some keyboard shortcuts are unavailable with EAZYLOOK™ — use your
REMOTE WONDER™ to enjoy full remote control functionality.
• In all modes, the left and right mouse buttons are used to accept or
cancel actions.
To set up EAZYLOOK™
Open the Multimedia Center Configuration Tool, and then click the
EAZYLOOK™ tab. You can set EAZYLOOK™ to start when you:
• Press any REMOTE WONDER™ button.
• Press the REMOTE WONDER™ full-screen button.
• Go to full-screen mode.
You can set EAZYLOOK™ to stop when you:
• Press the REMOTE WONDER™ Power button.
• Press any keyboard key.
• Press ESC on the keyboard.
TV Listings
Gemstar’s GUIDE Plus+™ is an electronic television programming guide
for Microsoft Windows®. It provides advanced program information, such
as station names and numbers, as well as program names and details.
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You can schedule recording and viewing sessions, search for programs, and
maintain a list of your favorite shows. For more information, see the TV
Listings Help.
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• TV Listings is available only in selected countries.
• Before you use TV Listings for the first time, it is recommended that
you complete the TV Initialization Wizard (see Setting up TV on
page 8).
• You need an internet connection to download the TV listings to your
computer.
• Running Gemstar GUIDE Plus+™ weekly will keep your TV listings
current.
To start TV Listings
Click the TV Listings button
in the TV control panel, or click the TV
Listings button in the LaunchPad.
To access TV Listings information from TV
When you Autoscan, TV Listings provides station names (see Autoscan in
TV Tuner settings on page 13).
When you change channels, the current program name, and the station
name and number are displayed.
While watching TV, right-click the TV Listings button to get the following
options:
• What is on TV Now!: If TV Listings has information about this
program, it displays a panel containing detailed program
information.
• What is on TV Next!: If TV Listings has information about this
program, it displays detailed program information for the next
program.
• Auto Update: As time passes, or as you change channels, the TV
Program Details panel updates its program information.
• Copy: Check this to copy the TV Program Details panel’s
information into your Windows clipboard.
Right-clicking in the text area of the TV Program Details panel also
provides access to the Auto Update and Copy features. You can also set the
following Scheduling options:
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• Use current Input Connector.
• Use current Recording settings.
• Use current Magazine settings.
• While viewing What is on TV Now!, you can schedule recording or
TV Magazine.
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• When you use TV Listings, the TV Control panel is hidden and some
features are unavailable.
• TV Listings is unavailable when you use Channel Surf (see Channel
Surfing on page 16) or Video capture (see Recording Video and Still
Images on page 25).
Setting up TV Listings
Registration
The first time you launch the Gemstar GUIDE Plus+™ system, you will
need to register. This allows you to download the listings for your area or
cable service.
To download updated listings
1
In the File menu, click Download Weekly File.
The Download Assistant opens.
2
Click the Download button to download the listings.
To make changes, click the Change Settings button.
To customize channels
The Edit menu contains two features related to the channel list:
• Station Lists lets you create and maintain a list of stations, based on
the master list for your area or cable service.
• Channel Numbers lets you assign and maintain channel numbers
for each station.
Getting around
To navigate the various TV Listings views, click the tab for the view you
want, or select the appropriate view from the View menu at the top of the
screen.
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Use the mouse or cursor keys to move within the current view. Left-click
to select an item and display its details in the details window above the grid
or log.
Right-click to open a pop-up menu with various options:
Watch
Adds the item to your Watch schedule (see Schedules tab on
page 56).
Record
Adds the item to your Record schedule (see Schedules tab on
page 56).
Favorite
Adds the item to your Favorites list (see Favorites Search on
page 55).
Details and
Showtimes
Opens a window that includes a detailed description of the
program, as well as additional air dates.
Go To
Tunes the PIP (Picture-In-Picture — the window in the in the
upper left corner of the guide where the TV picture is
displayed) to the selected station.
Recording
TV Listings works with your TV tuner to automatically record shows.
When you select a program to record, a pop-up window appears, requesting
a file name and location to save the file.
When you select a program for recording, the Record icon appears next to
the title in any view where that program is displayed.
• To remove a program from the Record Schedule, simply click the
Record icon next to the program title.
Viewing
TV Listings works with your TV tuner to automatically display shows.
When you select a program for viewing, the Watch icon appears next to the
title in any view where that program is displayed.
• To remove a program from the Watch Schedule, simply click the
Watch icon next to the program title.
Views
There are two main views for the guide: Grid and Log.
Grid view displays 24 hours of listings in a table (similar to your newspaper
or cable guide). Use the arrow keys to scroll up, down, left, or right. You
can also scroll using the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.
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• Scroll to a specific program to display its details in the area above
the grid.
• To display just the stations you want, use the Station Lists option in
the Edit menu (see To customize channels on page 52).
Log view displays the data in a list, in the following order: Date/Station/
Category and Title/Episode. Use the arrow keys to scroll up, down, left, or
right. You can also scroll using the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.
• Scroll to a specific program to display its details in the area above
the log.
• To display just the stations you want, use the Station Lists option in
the Edit menu (see To customize channels on page 52).
Filter options
Click the Filter icon to open the Filter options dialog, where you can adjust
the current view and quickly locate programs. Select the boxes you want to
apply to the current view, and click Close.
Select the Use Station List checkbox to apply the most recently
customized station list.
Actors tab
The Actors tab displays all actors and actresses starring in all the movies in
the current listings. A list of actor names is displayed on the left of the
screen. Click the name of the actor for whom you want to display all movies
and show times.
• Use the arrow keys to scroll up and down in the Actors List.
• You can also type an actor’s partial or full name in the textbox
above the Actors List to quickly locate that actor.
• Scroll to a specific program to display its details in the area above
the list.
• To display just the stations you want, use the Station Lists option
in the Edit menu (see To customize channels on page 52).
Categories tab
The Categories tab displays all genre categories in the current listings. A
list of genre categories is displayed on the left of the screen.
• Click the category you want to view, to display all titles for that
category on the right side of the screen.
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• Double-clicking on categories with a + sign opens a list of subcategories on the right side of the screen.
• Use the arrow keys to scroll up and down in the Categories List.
You can also scroll using the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.
• Scroll to a specific program to display its details in the area above
the log.
• To display just the stations you want, use the Station Lists option
in the Edit menu (see To customize channels on page 52).
Searches
Gemstar GUIDE Plus+™ comes with a powerful search engine to help you
find the programs you want. You can save and maintain a list of custom
searches to run each week, as well as a Favorites Search that tracks your
favorite shows and movies.
Favorites Search
Access the Favorites Search under the Searches tab. Favorites are a special
list of show titles that you keep and use to find your favorite shows with a
mouse click. You can add and remove items from your favorites list from
any view in the guide.
• Favorites is always the first search displayed in the Searches tab. It
behaves like other searches, but it cannot be deleted.
• When one of your favorites appears in any view of the guide, a
“happy face” icon appears in front of the title.
Typically, you use the favorites list to find your preferred shows when your
data file is updated. Select the Favorites Search from the list of searches,
and the guide will look up and display all your favorite items. You can then
select any or all of these items into your Schedule. You can set Favorites in
two ways:
• In any view, select an event you want to place in your Favorites list.
Right-click to open the Event menu, and then select the Favorite
option to toggle the item in or out of your Favorites list.
• In any list of events, three checkboxes appear in front of the event.
The right checkbox is the Favorites indicator; click to toggle it.
Movies tab
The Movies tab displays all movie sub-categories for all movies in the
current listings, on the left side of your screen.
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• Click the category you want to view; all titles for that category will
be displayed on the right side of your screen.
• Use the arrow keys to scroll up and down in the Movies List. You
can also scroll using the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.
• Scroll to a specific program to display its details in the area above
the log.
• To display just the stations you want, use the Station Lists option
in the Edit menu (see To customize channels on page 52).
Schedules tab
A schedule is a list of TV events that you have selected in any view,
including search results. The schedule is in the form of a Log View (see
page 54). There are three lists you can choose from:
• Watch displays all events with at least the Watch indicator set.
• Record displays all events with at least the Record indicator set.
• All displays all events with either the Watch or Record indicator set.
In any view, when an event has been scheduled, an icon appears in front of
the title, indicating whether the item is scheduled to watch, record, or both.
Scheduled items can be added and removed in two ways:
• In any view, select the event you want to place in your schedule,
right-click to open the Event menu, and then select Watch or
Record to toggle the item in or out of your list of scheduled items.
• In any list of events, three checkboxes appear in front of the event;
the left checkbox is the Watch indicator, and the center checkbox is
the Record indicator. Click either to toggle it.
Searches tab
The Searches tab displays a list of saved searches, including a list of
personal Favorites (see Favorites Search on page 55), which is always the
first search in the list. The Search title is automatically updated when you
click it.
• To create a new search, click the Search menu, and then click New
Search. The Search dialog opens.
• To edit a saved search, double-click the search title, or launch the
Search dialog (as above), and then click Load Search.
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Setting search parameters
To start a new search, in the Searches menu, click New Search to open the
Search dialog, which you can use to set the following options:
Stations
Select All or None using the appropriate buttons at the bottom
of the list. To use selected stations, click the station names to
highlight them.
Program
Categories
Select All or None using the appropriate buttons at the bottom
of the list. To use selected categories, click the category names
to highlight them.
Date/Time
Ranges
Use the pull-down items to select date ranges, and the check
boxes to select the hours you wish to include in your search.
Rating
Highlight one or more entries in this list to search for movies
with specific quality ratings.
MPAA
Highlight one or more entries in this list to search for movies
with specific MPAA ratings.
Parental
Guidance
Highlight one or more entries in this list to search for movies
with specific ratings.
Text
Search
Enter names, titles, and/or keywords in the text box. Check the
Title, Desc, and/or Performers boxes to search the
appropriate fields for the text.
Year of
Release
Use the pull-down items to search for movies before, after, or
within specific years.
Use the icons at the top of the Search dialog to:
• Create a new search.
• Load an existing search.
• Save the current search criteria.
• Run the current search.
• Exit the search dialog.
Sports tab
The Sports tab displays all sports sub-categories for all sporting events in
the current listings, on the left side of your screen. Click the category on the
left side of the screen for which you want to display all titles. Titles will
appear on the right side of the screen.
• If you have the Use Station List checkbox in the Filter options
checked (see Filter options on page 54), only those stations in the
currently-selected station list are displayed.
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• Use the arrow keys to scroll up, down, left, or right. You can also
scroll using the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.
• Scroll to a specific program to display its details in the area above
the log.
• To display just the stations you want, use the Station Lists option
in the Edit menu (see To customize channels on page 52).
Stations tab
The Stations tab displays listings for each station, on the left side of your
screen. Click the station you want, or use the arrow keys to move up or
down the list. The listings for that station are displayed on the right side of
your screen.
There are two ways to view listings in the Stations tab. You control how the
listings are displayed via the Stations tab Format option:
1
Log view is the standard view. Each station is shown in its own,
rolling log.
2
Grid view can be activated from the Grid Mode option of the View
menu (see Views on page 53). Each station is shown as a 24-hour grid.
• Use the arrow keys to scroll up or down. You can also scroll using
the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.
• Scroll to a specific program to display its details in the area above
the list.
• To display just the stations you want, use the Station Lists option
in the Edit menu (see To customize channels on page 52).
Titles tab
The Titles tab displays all titles in the current listings, on the left side of
your screen. Click a title to display all show times for that title, on the right
side of your screen.
• Use the arrow keys to scroll up or down. You can also type a partial
or full Title name in the textbox above the Title list, and quickly
jump to a particular title.
• Scroll to a specific program to display its details in the area above
the log.
• To display just the stations you want, use the Station Lists option
in the Edit menu (see To customize channels on page 52).
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Days and dates
Each view contains listings for the current date. To change the date, select
the date you wish to view from the Dates menu at the top of the screen.
FAST tvtv For PC
FAST tvtv for PC is a Web-based program guide that provides advanced
program information, such as station names and numbers, as well as
program names and details.
FAST tvtv Program Guide
You can schedule recording sessions, search for programs, and maintain a
list of your favorite shows.
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• Fast tvtv for PC is available only in Europe.
• Internet access is required to use FAST tvtv for PC.
To start the FAST tvtv for PC setup Wizard
Right-click the TV Listings button
(if you have not yet run the Wizard,
left-clicking will start it). The FAST tvtv for PC Setup Wizard will guide
you through the setup. After completing the Wizard, you will need to use
the Tuner Settings page (see TV Tuner settings on page 13) to manually
assign the channels to stations.
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CHAPTER 3: TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting
If you have problems with video or audio, try these suggestions.
Audio problems
No sound
Check your speakers:
• If you have external speakers, ensure that they are powered-on
(POWER indicator light is on) and connected to the LINE-OUT or
SPEAKER OUT connectors on your sound card.
Still no sound?
Play a .WAV sound:
1
Click Start, point at Settings, select Control Panel, and then doubleclick Sounds and Audio Devices.
2
In the Events area, Click Asterisk, and then click a .WAV file in the
Sound area.
3
Click the Play button
to preview the sound.
If you still do not hear any sound, open the Volume Control:
• Click Start, point at Programs, point at Accessories, point at
Entertainment, and then select Volume Control.
Or, right-click the speaker icon (usually in the lower-right corner
of your screen), and then click Open Volume Controls.
If the speaker icon is not in your Taskbar, do the following:
• In the Windows Taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Control Panel.
• Double-click Sounds and Audio Devices.
• In the Volume tab, check Place volume control in the Taskbar, and
then click Apply.
• Ensure that the Master Volume and the Wave channel are not
muted or set very low.
When you hear sound from your speakers, you know they are working.
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Video problems
Video is unstable or only black and white
• Check that you are using the correct broadcast standard format. See
Broadcast Standard in TV video settings on page 12. For proper
operation, you must specify your country in the TV Channels
Initialization Wizard (see page 8).
• Check the quality of your incoming TV signal on another receiver;
bad reception may be the cause.
There is no video or audio
• Ensure that your cable or antenna is connected.
• Ensure that the video connector is set to the correct source (see
Connector in TV video settings on page 12).
• Check that your video card is securely seated in its slot. Please refer
to the user guide for the card location.
Video stutters or contains green lines
• In the LaunchPad, click the Multimedia Center Configuration
button , click the TV tab, and then ensure that ATI USB 2.0
Video Capture is selected as the Primary TV Capture Source.
• Video may stutter if other devices use a USB port while you watch
TV. The stuttering should stop when the other device’s activity ends.
If your system has frequent USB activity or if stuttering continues,
you can reduce the required USB bandwidth:
a)
b)
Close TV, and then check the Use reduced USB bandwidth
option. The following message appears: “Enabling this
option may reduce corruption in video on some systems.
This option may also disable some TV functionality.”
Windows® XP only: Close TV, switch to BULK mode, and
then start TV.
L
Options a) and b) are available only if ATI USB 2.0 Video
Capture is selected as the Primary TV Capture Source.
Customer Care 63
CHAPTER 2: PRODUCT REGISTRATION
This chapter contains helpful information concerning ATI product
registration, customer service, and warranty.
To receive Customer Service you must register your product with ATI
within 30 days of purchase. An Online Product Warranty Registration form
is available at ati.com/online/registration.
Customer Care
For detailed instructions on how to use your ATI product, refer to the
Online User’s Guide included on your ATI installation CD-ROM.
If you require further assistance with your product, the following Customer
Care* options are available:
Online:
For product information, video drivers, Frequently Asked Questions and
Email support visit: ati.com/online/customercare.
Telephone Support:
U.S and Canada:
English support available Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST.
Complimentary Customer Care: 905-882-2626
Support available to registered users (International and/or local toll charges
to Canada will apply).
Priority Pay-for-Access: 900-733-2841
ATI Customer First priority access available at $1.25 per minute (subject
to change without notice).
Priority Pay-per-Incident: 877-284-7379
ATI Customer First pay-per-incident access available at $19.95 per
incident (subject to change without notice).
64 Customer Care
Europe and Other Regions
English, German, and French support available Monday to Friday 10:30am
- 7:00pm GMT.
International Customer Care: +49-1803-347345
Support available to registered users (International toll charges to Germany
will apply).
Mail:
ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Attention: Customer Service
1 Commerce Valley Drive East
Markham, Ontario
Canada L3T 7X6
*ATI Customer Care will work to resolve your issue and help you to get
your ATI product up and running. If your issue is not resolved, our
technicians will determine whether the difficulty you are experiencing is
the result of the ATI product, whether your product contains a defect, and
whether your product is under warranty.
• ATI Customer Care is unable to assist with refunds, returns, or
exchange specific inquiries. If resolving the problem being
experienced is critical to your decision to keep the product, it is your
responsibility to ensure that you know and are within the period of
time your reseller will allow for refunds, returns or exchange.
• ATI is not responsible for any expense incurred accessing Customer
Care. It is expected that customers will review the expense
associated with the available support options and will choose the
method that best meets their needs and budget.
• ATI Customer Care reserves the right to limit support options for
products that are not registered or are at End of Life.
Warranty Information 65
CHAPTER 3: WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty Information
Hardware Warranty Service Statement
ATI Technologies Inc. warrants to the original purchaser of the hardware
that the product is in good working condition, according to its
specifications at the time of shipment, for a period of three years from the
date of original purchase.
Should the product, in ATI’s opinion, malfunction within the warranty
period, ATI will, at its discretion, repair or replace the product upon receipt
with an equivalent. Any replaced parts become the property of ATI. This
warranty does not apply to the software component of the installation,
usage not in accordance with product specifications and instructions,
natural or personal disaster, or unauthorized alterations, repairs, or
modifications.
• Proof of purchase may be required, if doubt exists regarding
warranty eligibility. Late model products are assumed to be under
warranty. ATI accepts ordinals, photocopies and faxes as proof of
purchase when required.
Warranty Service
For warranty service instructions visit: ati.com/online/.warranty or
contact one of our Customer Service Representatives using one of the
aforementioned means.
• Before shipping any unit for repair, obtain an RMA number for
warranty service.
• When shipping your product, pack it securely, show the RMA and
serial number of the product on the outside, and ship prepaid and
insured.
• ATI will not be held liable for damage or loss to the product in
shipment.
• Standard warranty service consists of repair upon receipt.
• ATI reserves the right to replace the product with a serviced product
at their sole discretion at any time.
• You are responsible for the cost of shipping the product to ATI. ATI
pays the cost of returning the product to you.
66 Warranty Service
Products which are repaired under warranty are guaranteed for the
remainder of the original warranty period. Repairing or exchanging a
product does not start a new warranty period. If, at the time of repair, a
product is already “out of warranty” or within the last 90 days of the
warranty period, ATI will guarantee the repair for the full 90 days. All other
terms and conditions of the original warranty apply.
Limitations
• This warranty is valid only if the online Product Warranty
Registration form at: ati.com/online/registration
is successfully submitted within 30 days of purchase of said
product.
• All warranties for this product, expressed or implied, will expire
three (3) years* from date of original purchase.
*The REMOTE WONDER™ unit is warranted for 1 year.
All accompanying cables and accessories are warranted for 90 days.
• No warranties for this product, expressed or implied, shall extend to
any person who purchases the product in a used condition.
• The liability of ATI in respect of any defective product will be
limited to the repair or replacement of such product. ATI may use
new or equivalent-to-new replacement parts. Defective product will
be sent in for repair or replacement only. ATI makes no other
representations or warranties as to fitness for a particular purpose,
merchantability or otherwise in respect of the product. No other
representations, warranties or conditions, shall be implied by statute
or otherwise. In no event shall ATI be responsible or liable for any
damages, including but not limited to the loss of revenue or profit,
arising:
• From the use of the product, as a result of any event, circumstance,
action or abuse beyond the control of ATI; whether such damages be
direct, indirect, consequential, special or otherwise and whether
such damages are incurred by the person to whom this warranty
extends or a third party
• From the loss of use of the product, as a result of any event,
circumstance, action or abuse beyond the control of ATI; whether
such damages be direct, indirect, consequential, special or otherwise
and whether such damages are incurred by the person to whom this
warranty extends or a third party.
Getting Additional Accessories 67
• Unauthorized repairs to an ATI board level product will void the
warranty offered by ATI Technologies. ATI reserves the right to
refuse to service any product which has been altered, modified, or
repaired by non-ATI service personnel.
Getting Additional Accessories
Additional and replacement cables, installation CD-ROMs, manuals and
other accessories for ATI products can be purchased from the online ATI
store at ati.com/online/accessories.
68 Getting Additional Accessories
FCC Compliance Information 69
CHAPTER 4: COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
FCC Compliance Information
This product complies with FCC Rules part 15. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to ensure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to
this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
ICES-003 This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
For further compliance information:
ATI Research Inc.
4 Mount Royal Ave.
Marlborough, MA
01752-1976
USA
508-303-3900
70 CE Compliance Information
CE Compliance Information
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and amendments 91/263/EEC, 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, Class B Digital
Device
EN 55022:1998/CISPR 22 Class B, Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference
Characteristics Information Technology Equipment.
EN 55024:1998, Immunity of Information Technology Equipment (ITE), including
EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5,
EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-11
EN 60950:92 + A1:93 + A2:93 +A3:95 + A4:97
Directive EMC 89/336/CEE et amendements 91/263/CEE, 92/31/CEE et 93/68/CEE, dispositif
numérique de Classe B
EN 55022:1998/CISPR 22 Classe B, Limites et méthodes de mesure des caractéristiques
d'interférences radiophoniques, Matériel des technologies de l'information.
EN 55024:1998, Norme sur l'immunité de matériel des technologies de l'information, et comprenant
EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5,
EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-11
EN 60950:92 + A1:93 + A2:93 +A3:95 + A4:97
EMC Richtlinie 89/336/EEC und Änderungen 91/263/EEC, 92/31/EEC und 93/68/EEC, Digitales Gerät
der Klasse B
EN 55022:1998/CISPR 22 Klasse B, Beschränkungen und Verfahren der Messung von
informationstechnischen Ausrüstungen mit Funkstörmerkmalen
EN 55024:1998, Unempfindlichkeits-Standard für informationstechnische Ausrüstungen, einschliesslich
EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5,
EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-11
EN 60950:92 + A1:93 + A2:93 +A3:95 + A4:97
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and Amendments 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, for Class B Digital Device.
EN 55022:1998/CISPR 22:1997, - Class B - Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Disturbance
Characteristics of Information Technology Equipment.
EN55024:1998/CISPR 22:1997, - Information Technology Equipment - Immunity Characteristics - Limits
and Methods of Measurement.
Low Voltage Directive for TV-Tuner-Equipped products
73/23/EEC - The Low Voltage Directive.
EN 60950: 1992+A1+A2+A3+A4 - Safety of Information Technology Equipment.
CE Compliance Information 71
L’Information de conformité de la CE
Directive EMC 89/336/CEE et amendement 92/31/CEE et 93/68/EEC, dispositif numérique de Classe B.
EN 55022:1998/CISPR 22:1997, - Class B - Limites et méthodes de mesure des caractéristiques
d'interférences radiophoniques, Matériel des technologies de l'information.
EN 55024:1998/CISPR 24:1997, Limites et méthodes de mesure des caractéristiques d'immunité,
Matériel des technologies de l'information Equipement de Technologie de l'Information Caractéristiques d'Immunité - Limites et méthodes de mesure.
Directive de Basse Tension pour produits contenir tuner de télévision
73/23/CEE - Directive basse tension.
EN 60950 : 1992+A1+A2+A3+A4 - Sécurité du matériel des technologies de l'information.
CE-befolgungInformationen
EMC Richtlinie 89/336/EEC und Änderungen 92/31/EEC und 93/68/EEC, Digitales Gerät der Klasse B.
EN 55022:1998/CISPR 22:1997, - Klasse B - Grenzwerte und Meßverfahren für Funkstörungen von
Einrichtungen der Informationstechnik.
EN 55024:1998/CISPR 24:1997, Einrichtungen der Informationstechnik, Störfestigkeitseigenschaften,
Grenzwerte und Prüfverfahren.
Niederspannung Richtlinie für Produkte Enthalten Fernsehen tuner
73/23/EEC - Niederspannungsrichtlinie.
EN 60950: 1992+A1+A2+A3+A4 - Sicherheit für Einrichtungen der Informationstechnik.
72 CE Compliance Information
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Index
A
ATI TV Bar
controls
15
16
Audio and video devices
4
connecting
Audio troubleshooting 61
Autoscan 13
B
Before you start 1
C
Cable standard 13
Capturing video and still images
CD Audio 37
Schedule settings
settings 38
38
Channel name 13
Channel Property Details
Channel Surfing 16
Closed Captioning
settings
25
13
17
Closed-captioned text
transcribing
20
Compliance information
CE 70
FCC 69
Industry Canada 69
Low Voltage Directive for TV-tuner-equipped products
Connecting video and audio devices
Converting media files 46
File Player
46
Customer Care 63
E
EAZYLOOK 50
Exporting recorded video
F
FAST tvtv for PC 59
Wizard
59
Feature menu
File Player
TV 9
40
27
4
70
74
File Player
39
Display settings 41
Feature menu 40
Preferences 42
Schedule Settings 43
Schedule Wizard 43
special features 39
Stills Gallery Settings 42
zooming and panning 40
H
Help
features, context-sensitive, Tool Tips
Hot-plugging 6
HOTWORDS
Wizard
19
HotWords
setting up
18
HotWords Wizard 19
I
I, B, P frames 34
Information 69
Initialization Wizard 8
TV
8
L
Library
44
converting media files 46
filtering files 45
making playlists 47
recommended content deletion
special feature 45
M
MPEG
optimizing video recording
O
One Touch Record
TV
28
33
overview 7
P
Parental Control
TV
24
Personal Video Recorder
One Touch Record 33
optimizing MPEG 34
setting up 28
Product registration
Customer Care
63
63
34
47
2
75
Program Lockout
22
passwords
R
REMOTE WONDER
S
Schedule
3
settings 44
Wizard 43
Schedule Wizard
CD Audio 38
File Player 43
TV 15
Setting up TV WONDER USB 2.0
Settings
CD Audio 38
Closed Captioning 17
File Player 41
File Player Preferences 42
File Player Schedule 43
File Player Stills Gallery 42
HotWords 18
Personal Video Recorder 30
Schedule 44
Stills Gallery 36
Teletext 48
TV display 11
TV Stills Gallery 15
TV Tuner 13
TV tuner settings 13
TV Video 12
Setup 5
Sizing TV display 8
Special features 49
starting from Taskbar 7
Still image capture 25
Stills Gallery 35
settings
36
Surfing
channels
16
System requirements
T
Teletext 47
48
49
Desktop 49
Window 49
settings
THRUVIEW
2
5
76
Tool Tips 2
Transcribing closed-captioned text
Troubleshooting
20
audio 61
video 61
Tuner settings
TV
13
TV
capturing video and still images 25
Channel Property Details 13
Channel surfing 16
Closed-Captioning settings 17
FAST tvtv for PC 59
Feature menu 9
HotWords 18
Initialization Wizard 8
One Touch Record 33
Parental Control 24
Personal Video Recorder 28
Personal Video Recorder settings 30
Program Lockout 22
recording a clip of video and audio from TV
Schedule settings 15
setting up 8
special features 7
starting from LaunchPad 7
Stills Gallery 35
Stills Gallery settings 15
tuner settings 13
TV Magazine 20
Video Desktop 22
video settings 12
zoom and pan 21
TV Bar 15
TV Channels Initialization Wizard
TV display
settings 11
sizing 8
TV Listings
50
accessing information from TV
Actors tab 54
Categories tab 54
days and dates 59
favorites search 55
filter options 54
getting around 52
movies tab 55
51
8
25
77
recording shows 53
Schedules tab 56
searches 55
Searches tab 56
setting search parameters 57
setting up, registering, downloading updated listings, customizing
channels, updating listings 52
Sports tab 57
starting 51
Stations tab 58
Titles tab 58
viewing shows 53
views, Grid, Log 53
TV Magazine
setting up 20
starting 20
Wizard 18, 20
TV Magazine Wizard
TV-ON-DEMAND 26
18
exporting recorded video 27
history 27
moving within recorded video, Jog Shuttle 27
skipping backward and forward in recorded video
starting 26
V
Video capture 25
Video Desktop 22
Video recording
optimizing with MPEG
34
Video settings
TV
12
Video troubleshooting 61
VIDEOSOAP 33
W
Warranty information 65
Hardware 65
limitations 66
warranty service
Wizard
65
43
FAST tvtv for PC 59
HOTWORDS 19
HotWords 19
Initialization 8
Schedule 43
TV Channels Initialization
TV Magazine 18, 20
TV Schedule 15
8
26
78
Z
Zooming and panning
File Player
TV 21
40
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