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Owner`s Manual
For your Mesiro Merium Home Entertainment PC
Congratulations with your new Merium
We would like to thank you for purchasing the Mesiro Merium Home
Entertainment PC.
This manual will help you to safely use the product.
For more information about your product see www.mesiro.com
Congratulations
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Copyright Notice
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shall the contents of this document be copied, reproduced or translated by any
means without prior consent from Mesiro AS. The contents of this user guide
have been carefully prepared and are believed to be accurate. However,
Mesiro AS shall not be under any responsibility for any inaccuracies that may
be contained in this user guide.
In the pursuit of continued product improvement, Mesiro AS reserves the right
to make changes in this user guide without notice.
Copyrighted by Mesiro AS
P.O. Box 164 Lilleaker
N-0216 Oslo
Version 1.0
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Copyright Notice
Content
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Introduction Mesiro
Merium
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About your computer
Views and connectors
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Description of accessories
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Setting up your computer
Connect keyboard
Connect DVI/HDMI/VGA
Connect audio cable
Monitor and TV resolution settings
1:1 Pixel mapping (full resolution) on your flat panel TV
How to change cover
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Recovery
Recovery
HDD based recovery
CD based recovery
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Multimedia
Windows Media Center
TV tuners
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Environment
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Technical specifications
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Support information
Warranty
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Contact details
Content
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Introduction
Mesiro
We are in the midst of a media revolution where the consumer can find digital
content from every corner of the world. Mesiro is a company that combines
Scandinavian design and industry leading technology in order to offer entertaining, easy-to-use digital media solutions to customers in all markets. We at
Mesiro strive to provide the devices which will give consumers access to digital
content independent of time and space - just a click away. To secure the best of
what technology and quality has to offer, Mesiro works with selected industry
leading partners around the world.
The Mesiro headquarters is situated in Oslo, Norway.
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Introduction
Merium
The Merium Home Entertainment PC is a piece of art, designed as a minimalistic furniture ready to “take over” your home. Connected to your flat screen TV
and speakers, the Merium will take charge of all your everyday entertainment
needs.
The Mesiro Merium meets consumer needs for a digital all-in-one solution that
offers a user friendly way to enjoy and experience media at home. This innovative Home Entertainment PC enables you to browse the internet in your living
room, planning your next vacation, watching web TV, listen to your favorite
radio show, or chat with your friends on-line. It also lets you enjoy your
music, photos or camera recordings on your flat screen TV from the couch. The
Merium is always ready to display entertaining media just a keystroke away.
Introduction
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About your computer
Based on the selection that you made when purchasing your computer, your
computer has one of several different configurations. To determine your computers configurations:
1. Click Windows symbol.
2. Right click on “My Computer” and then choose properties.
3. Under system click on ” Windows Experience index” or you can click on “Device Manager” to get all hardware information of your computer.
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About your computer
Views and connectors
About your computer
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Front
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Power button
DVD eject button
DVD/CD-ROM slot
USB port
USB port
Card Reader
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About your computer
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Back
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Power connector
PS/2 Keyboard
S-Video-out jack
Rear SUR / S/PDIF
Serial port
Center/Subwoofer
DVI
Side SURROUND
LAN
MIC-In
USB port
Audio out
Firewire
Line-In / S/PDIF
PS/2 Mouse
WLAN antenna
About your computer
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Description of accessories
The following accessories are included in the retail box of the Mesiro Merium
Home Entertainment PC (may vary):
White front and top cover
Remote controller
Remote receiver
IR blaster for remote
Wireless Keyboard with touchpad
USB dongle for keyboard
USB extension cable for keyboard
Power cord
Power supply
DVI extension cable
DVI to HDMI converter
DVI to VGA converter
Audio cable
S/PDIF converter
WLAN antenna
Microfiber cloth
White front and top cover
Black and White covers are included in original retail package. For further information on how to change covers see “How to change cover”
For further information on additional covers, see www.mesiro.com
Remote controller
For easy navigating when using Windows Media Center and other
supported applications.
Remote receiver
IR receiver for the Windows Media Center Remote controller (connects through
USB on the back of your computer).
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Description of accessories
IR blaster for remote
For connecting Set-top Boxes to Mesiro Remote controller. See your Set-top
Box manual for more information, if supported.
Wireless Keyboard with touchpad
Mesiro wireless multimedia keyboard for easy navigation.
USB dongle for keyboard
Receiver for the Wireless keyboard, connects through USB.
USB extension cable for keyboard
Extension cable for connecting the USB dongle on the back of the Merium.
DVI extension cable
For directly connecting from the DVI port of the Merium to a DVI port on your
monitor or TV.
DVI to HDMI converter
Use the convertor if your monitor or TV supports HDMI.
Note: HDMI convertor only supports video.
DVI to VGA converter
Use the convertor if your monitor or TV supports VGA only.
Note: Adapter connects from PC side (VGA cable is not included).
Audio cable
Audio cable for connecting directly to TV,HIFI etc.
WLAN antenna
For increased wireless signal quality.
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S/PDIF converter
For use with optical cable.
Power cord
For connecting to power outlet in your home.
Power supply
Power supply for your Merium.
Microfiber cloth
A micro-fiber towel without soap and water is useful to remove fingerprints and
dust. Any small scratches may also be polished away.
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Description of accessories
Setting up your computer
5 Languages
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Unpack the box
Pak kassen ud
Pakk opp esken
Poista tuote pakkausesta
Packa upp innehållet ur
förpackningen
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Insert batteries (x 4)
Isæt batteriet (x 4)
Sett inn batteriet (x 4)
Aseta akku paikalleen (x 4)
Sätt in batteriet (x 4)
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Connect wireless receivers
Slut til trådløs mottakere
Koble til trådløse mottakere
Yhdistä langaton vastaanotto
Anslut till trådlös mottagare
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Connect to external TV/monitor
Slut til ekstern TV/monitor
Koble til TV/monitor
Liitä tietokone ulkoiseen
TV:hen/näyttöön
Anslut till extern TV/monitor
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Connect to external power
Slut strømmen til
Koble til strømnettet
Liitä tietokone ulkoiseen
virtalähteeseen
Anslut till extern ström
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Turn on the computer
Tænd computeren
Slå på datamaskinen
Käynnistä tietokone
Slå på datorn
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The instructions will guide you through
setting up and registering your
computer.
Følg anvisningerne på skærmen og vent for bekræftelse (15-25 min)
Instruktrionerne vil guide dig igenneom
opsætningen og registreringen af din
computer.
Følg instruksjonene på skjermen og vent på bekreftelse (15-25 min)
Instruksjonene leder deg gjennom
oppsettet og registreringen av datamaskinen.
Noudata näyttöön tulevia ohjeita ja odota todennusta (15-25 min)
Ohjeet opastavat tietokoneen asentamisessa ja rekisteröinnissä.
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Setting up your computer
Följ anvisningarna på skär-
men och vänta på verifiering (15-25 min)
Ansvisningarna hjälper dig att installera
och registrera datorn.
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Next steps
De næste trin
Neste trinn
Seuraavat vaiheet
Nästa steg
Now your computer is ready for use.
Nu er din computer klar til brug.
Nå er din komputer klar til bruk.
Tietokoneesi on nyt käyttövalmis.
Nü är din dator klar för användning.
Connect keyboard
Before starting up the Merium for the first time, connect the included USB
dongle for keyboard to any of the unused USB ports on the back of the Merium.
You can also use the USB extension cable on the back and connect the dongle
on the cable.
Pairing keyboard with the USB dongle
If not paired when connected, press the “pair button” on the USB dongle (lights
up) and then press and hold the “Fn” button on the keyboard until the LED on
the keyboard lights up. When light on keyboard turns off, the keyboard and the
USB dongle is paired and ready to use (takes approx 5 sec).
Setting up your computer
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Connect Remote
Connect the remote receiver on any of the empty USB ports on the back of the
Merium and it will automatically be recognized by the PC and be ready for use.
Connect DVI/HDMI/VGA
Depending on what type of connectors your monitor or TV has, we have
included 3 different solutions for connecting your Merium to your monitor or TV.
DVI
The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video interface standard designed to
maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD
computer displays and digital projectors.
To use DVI:
Connect the included DVI cable to the DVI port on the back of the Merium and then connect the other end directly to the DVI port on your monitor or TV. Switch your monitor or TV to DVI mode and the picture will appear.
HDMI
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a licensable audio/video
connector interface for transmitting uncompressed, encrypted digital streams.
To connect your PC through the HDMI connector on your monitor or TV, use the included HDMI converter:
Connect the included DVI cable to your Merium and then connect the DVI to HDMI converter on the other end. Connect the adaptor to the HDMI port on your monitor or TV.
Note: HDMI convertor only supports video
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Setting up your computer
VGA
This is an analog signal which is used mostly on older monitors and TV’s.
To connect your PC through VGA, use the included VGA converter:
Connect the included DVI to VGA converter to your Merium and then
connect a VGA to VGA cable from the converter to your monitor or TV.
Note: VGA to VGA cable is not included in the box. Most monitors or TV’s come with this cable included. Also note that when using the converter,
the PC can only be used laying down. If you wish another solution you may purchase a DVI to VGA cable at your local computer store.
Connect audio cable
The Merium supports 7.1 channels integrated Intel® High Definition Audio,
meaning you can connect all your speakers for full surround sound.
For easy connection of sound source, connect your speakers directly to
“speaker out”, which is marked in green on the back of your computer.
Monitor and TV resolution settings
To adjust the resolution of your monitor or TV in Windows Vista:
1. Right click with mouse on your desktop
2. Choose Personalize
3. Display Settings
4. Adjust resolution to fit the screen
1:1 Pixel mapping (full resolution) on your flat panel TV
1:1 Pixel mapping refers to a TV/HDTV’s capability of displaying a digital signal
transmitted at its native resolution without scaling the image. 1:1 pixel mapping is
important to ensure optimal display from your Merium PC. To learn more about 1:1
pixel mapping, go to www.mesiro.com/support.
Note: Not all HDTV’s support 1:1 pixel mapping, please check the user manual or with the manufacturer if your HDTV is capable of supporting 1:1 pixel mapping.
Setting up your computer
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How to change cover
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How to change cover
How to change cover
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Recovery
Recovery
If you for some reason need to re-install your computer, do the following:
HDD based recovery
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Start your computer and press F8 key during boot up
A menu with the following option “Repair Your Computer” will appear
Select “Repair your computer” and press enter
Select a keyboard layout
• Now auto repairing starts – if system can repair itself automatically it will do
so, if not the following text will appear “cannot repair this PC automatically”.
In such case press button “Don’t send”, and contact your dedicated support
network.
• Choose ”View advanced system recovery and support”, open “Restore OS
image”. In next window press “Y” when asked for. Wait until script finishes.
• Restart computer and your Microsoft Windows Vista image is restored to
its original state. Now you have to go through the same start up process as
when setting up your computer the first time
CD based recovery
If the HDD based recovery does not work, please contact your dedicated support network, and a Recovery CD will be sent to you directly.
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Recovery
Multimedia
The Merium Home Entertainment PC enables you to browse the Internet in
your living room, planning your next vacation, watching web TV, listen to your
favorite radio show, or chat with your friends on-line. It also lets you enjoy your
music, photos or camera recordings on your flat screen TV from the couch. The
Merium is always ready to display entertaining media just a keystroke away.
Windows Media Center
The Merium features the Windows Vista Media Center, for easy navigation and
playback of multimedia content.
If you want to control Windows Media Center with a remote control, use the
included Mesiro Multimedia Remote or the included Mesiro Multimedia Keyboard.
Using Windows Media Center, you can play audio and data CDs, as well as
video and data DVDs. This lets you enjoy commercial CDs and DVDs, as well as
CDs and DVDs that you have created.
You can watch pictures in a slide show and play videos using Windows Media
Center. You can use different search criteria to find digital media files such as
movies, videos, music, pictures, or recorded TV shows. These files are stored in
libraries on your Windows Media Center computer.
The Windows Media Center is extremely easy to use, however, if you need
further information on how to use, search for updated information through your
Windows Vista help menu - type in “media center” in search bar.
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TV tuners
In order to play and record TV on your Mesiro Merium you have to purchase
an optional analog or digital TV tuner that is suited for receiving your country or
region specific signals.
Before you add one or more TV tuners to your computer, you should know that
the TV signals and programming that you can receive and watch depend on the
following:
• The system resources available on your computer. This includes system resources such as a processor speed, memory, and video graphics card
capabilities, as well as available card slots and USB ports.
• The type of TV signal that you can receive in your location.
• The type of antenna that you have connected to your computer.
• If you want to receive over-the-air high-definition TV signals, such as ATSC
or DVB-T, you must have a TV tuner installed on your computer that can
receive a digital TV signal.
• If you want to receive standard TV signals, such as NTSC, PAL, or SECAM,
you must have a tuner installed on your computer that can receive a standard TV signal. The tuner must support MPEG-2 video hardware or software
video decoding.
• Your TV cable or satellite provider.
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Note: For more information on the type of TV tuner needed in your location, please contact your local retailer, or contact your local TV signal supplier for more information.
Multimedia
Environment
The Merium PC is produced in compliant with the RoHS Directive (Restriction
of Hazardous Substances), guaranteeing that the amount of lead and other
heavy-metals is minimal/not present in the circuit board and components. As
with all electronics, some environmental harmful substances still don’t have any
alternatives in some components. This means that when you want to discard a
Merium at the end of its life-span it has to be collected and recycled via the collection system for electronics, in most cases this is the shops who sell electronics.
Before you discard your Merium it will be helpful for the system which collects
materials for recycling, that you remove the front and top cover, handing those
to any plastic collection, and the actual computer with metal parts and cables
to the electronics collection. If no plastic collection-service is available, just
hand the entire Merium system to the electronic disposal, since they probably
will have a better collection system.
Energy usage and noise level
The Merium PC uses high efficient parts developed for mobile technology,
meaning less energy consumption with the added benefits of lowered need for
heat dispatching fans to operate, giving you a silent computer suited for daily
living room usage.
If you don’t plan to use it for a period of time we recommend turning it completely off to save even more energy, with added benefit for both the environment and your wallet.
Packaging
We have chosen to use only corrugated cardboard for the packaging, this
material is made of 90% recycled paper, making life simpler than huge piles of
expanded polystyrene filling up your trash-bin. Just flatten it, and dispose it in
the paper bin for continued recycling.
Environment
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Technical specifications
Note: Specifications may vary by region. To determine your computers
configuration:
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Click Window symbol
Right click on “My Computer” and then choose properties
Under system click on” Windows Experience index” or you can click on “Device Manager” to get all hardware information of your computer
Technical specifications
Support information
Warranty
The Mesiro Merium is under standard warranty as governed by law in each country.
Support information
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Contact details
Homepage
www.mesiro.com
Support page
www.mesiro.com/support
Support Email:
support@mesiro.com
Other enquiries:
info@mesiro.com
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Note: For more information on your product (support questions or other) use the Vista Help menu on your computer - Type in your request and press search. This is the easiest way to gain more information on your system.
Contact details
www.mesiro.com
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