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Instant TV: English
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Instant TV
Watch and Record TV Shows on CD or DVD
User’s Guide: First Edition
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Table of Contents
Installation Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Video@Home Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Video@Home Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Service and Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Package Contents:
Instant TV USB 2.0 TV Tuner device
Instant TV Remote Control
Battery for Remote Control
6 ft. USB cable
6 ft. A/V cable - Yellow, Red and White RCA to Yellow RCA/3.5mm
Mini Stereo cable
• Instant TV CD containing:
• Instant TV audio and video drivers
• Video@Home 2 TV watching and recording application
• Windows Media Encoder
• User’s Guide
System Requirements:
• Intel Pentium IV 2 GHz or faster
• Windows XP (home or professional)
• 256 MB of RAM
• Available USB 2.0 port
• Microsoft USB 2.0 drivers
• 30 MB of free hard disk space for software installation
• CD-ROM drive for software installation
• Sound card
• AGP 2X Graphics card running at 800 x 600 or higher resolution
• Internet Connection to access
• 4 GB of hard drive space for approximately 2 hours of TV record time
• USB 2.0 connection to the PC
• Capture audio and video via the USB 2.0 port
• Pause live TV in Time-Shift mode
• Use remote to jump to last viewed channel
• Time-Shift Recording - Rewind, pause or fast forward live TV
• Scheduled recording with Electronic Program Guide (
• Full screen TV viewing on PC monitor
• Record video from any analog video source
• Direct to Disk capture - Capture TV shows directly to re-writable disks
(CD-RW, DVD+RW or DVD-RW disks)
• Edit and update re-writable disks - Add shows to a disk, add chapters
and menus
• Integration with full DVD Authoring software applications
* DVD burner for burning DVD disks
* CD burner for burning VCD and SVCD disks
NOTE: INSERT the CD and install the Drivers before
plugging the Instant TV Device in your computer!
Instant TV lets you capture video in VCD, SVCD or DVD video formats
you can easily and quickly archive your TV shows to disk. Instant TV
captures video in the correct format so you don’t have to waste time
converting the video before you burn to disk. And if you use CD-RW or
DVD+RW/DVD-RW disks you can record direct to disk. Now you can
easily create your library of TV shows on disk that you can playback on
the home DVD player.
T h e I nstant T V Hardware:
The Instant TV has the following connections:
• USB Port (USB 2.0 ONLY)
• Audio In (to record audio from external audio/video sources)
• Audio Out (pass-through audio from external sources)
• RCA (composite) Video In
• S-Video (Y/C) Video In
• Cable TV connector (F-Connector for NTSC, IEC for PAL)
USB Port - The USB Connection for this product is for USB 2.0
connections only. USB 2.0 is required because the video is coming
from the Instant TV device as un-compressed RAW (YUV) video. Your
PC and the Video@Home software will do the work to convert the video
stream into VCD, SVCD or DVD video files.
Audio In - The audio in 3.5mm stereo jack is used to capture audio
from your video sources. Use the A/V cable included to connect your
other video sources such as VCR’s, Camcorders, DVD players, etc. to
the Instant TV for recording video from these sources to your computer
hard drive.
Audio Out - This is audio pass-through from your external video
sources such as VCR’s or DVD players. The Instant TV device is a
capture only device. There is no audio or video export on this model.
RCA Video In - Use the supplied A/V cable to connect other video
sources to this video input jack.
S-Video In - If you have video sources with an S-Video output, you can
connect an S-Video cable (not supplied) to Instant TV to capture from
S-Video sources. Generally S-Video provides improved video quality over
RCA (composite) video sources.
TV Tuner - The Instant TV includes a Cable Ready TV tuner. Connect
your cable TV source to Instant TV to tune up to 125 channels of
Cable television.
Installing your Instant TV
Follow these easy steps to install the Instant TV hardware and
software and you’ll be watching and recording TV on your Windows
XP PC in minutes.
I m p o r tant Note Before you Star t:
The Installation of the Instant TV hardware and device drivers is quick
and simple. Please follow the instructions to install the drivers first,
before connecting the Instant TV hardware to your PC. The Driver
Install step will check for a Microsoft USB Update. This patch has
already been distributed by Microsoft’s Windows Update. If your
updates are current, you probably already have this update. If this patch
is not present on your system, we will install the patch during this
installation step. Once the patch is installed you will be required to
re-boot your PC. Once you have installed the drivers and the Microsoft
update, then you can connect the Instant TV device to your USB 2.0
port, Instant TV will be recognized and the drivers will load.
Please follow the steps as outlined below:
Install Drivers
1.) Insert the Instant TV CD into your
Windows XP CD-ROM drive.
2.) Double Click the Drivers button on the
Launch screen.
3.) During the Driver install process an
update from Microsoft for your Windows
XP system will also be installed (Fig. 1),
if it is not already present on your
Fig. 1
4.) If this Microsoft patch is installed, you will be asked to re-boot your
PC. If the patch is already present on your system, this step is bypassed and the install process goes very quickly.
Connect Instant TV to your PC
1.) Once your PC has restarted use the USB
2.0 cable supplied and connect the cable
between a USB 2.0 port on your PC and
the USB connection on the Instant TV.
2.) Windows will recognize the device and
load the drivers associated with the
Instant TV device. When the “New
Hardware Wizard” appears on your
Fig. 2
screen, Select “Install software
Automatically” as shown in Fig. 2. There will be a video device driver and
an audio device driver loaded, so you will go through this process twice.
3.) The drivers for Instant TV are Windows
XP compatible but at the time of this
printing, the device drivers have not yet
been submitted to Microsoft for a digital
signature. When you see the dialog box
in Fig. 3, click “Continue Anyway” and
the driver will install properly. Once the
video device driver is loaded, you will go
through this same process a second
time to install the USB Audio driver.
Fig. 3
4.) At the end of the installation process for
both the Video and Audio drivers the New Hardware Wizard will confirm
that it has finished installing the software – Click Finish.
5.) Connect a Cable TV source to the TV tuner or use the Audio/Video
cables to connect to a video source such as a VCR.
6.) If you had any problems during hardware installation or you want to verify
that the Instant TV is present and recognized by Windows, go to the
trouble shooting steps for instructions on how to check Windows
Hardware Device Manager.
Your Hardware is Now Installed
Installing the Video@Home2 software
1.) Insert the USB Instant TV CD into your CD-Rom Drive
2.) Click the Video@Home 2 button on the launch screen.
3.) Follow the steps for Video@Home Installation.
4.) A Video@Home 2 icon will be placed on your computer desktop.
5.) Start the Video@Home 2 application by double clicking this icon.
6.) The complete guide to Video@home 2 can be found later in this
User Guide.
The USB Instant TV Remote Control
Use the Remote Control just like you would any TV Remote control.
This remote can open and Close the Video@Home application, change
TV channels, raise and lower audio volume and even allow one button
TV or video recording.
Instant TV Remote Control Buttons Overview
Power - You can press the POWER button to open or close the
Video@Home 2 application any time, as long as the
Video@Home TV Scheduling icon is present in the icon tray on your
Windows desktop.
Input - The Input button allows you to switch from TV to RCA
or S-Video inputs on the Instant TV device.
Mute - Pressing the Mute button will mute the TV audio.
Pressing a second time will un-mute the audio.
T/S Time Shift Mode - Pressing the T/S button will put you into
the Time-Shift mode in Video@Home. When you are in the
Time-Shift mode you can pause, rewind and fast forward through TV
shows. The Time-Shift mode creates a TV recording buffer that allows
you use the Time-Shift features.
Live - Use the LIVE button when in the Time-Shift mode to
instantly go to the current Live broadcast. To exit Time-Shift
mode, press the Stop button.
Vol + Pressing the Vol+ button will increase the audio
monitoring level
Vol - Pressing the Vol – button will decrease the audio
monitoring level
Record - Press the Record button to begin video recording.
Play/Pause - Use the Play/Pause button to start playback or
Pause video in the Time-Shift mode or when playing back
previously recorded video.
CH + Press the CH+ to change the TV Channel by
incrementing up the channel list.
CH - Press the CH- button to change the TV Channel by
decrementing down the channel list.
Rewind - Use the Rewind button to step through several
rewind speeds in the Time-Shift mode or when watching
pre-recorded video.
Fast Forward - Use the Fast Forward button to step through
several Fast Forward speed in Time-Shift mode or when
watching pre-recorded video.
STOP - Use the Stop Button to Stop video playback, Stop
Recording or to Exit the Time-Shift mode.
• 0 – 9 buttons - Use the number buttons to change TV channels. You
need to enter at least 2 digits to change a TV channel so tuning to
channel 4 you would press 0 + 4, and for channel 39, you would
press 3 + 9.
Jump - The Jump button will toggle between your current TV
channel and the previously tuned channel. Use the Jump
button to bounce between your two favorite TV stations.
Schedule Recordings with
(Internet Connection Required)
You can use to schedule
automatic recording of TV shows on your
computer. TitanTV is an Internet based
TV scheduling website. They provide
local TV and Cable listings for North
America. To access TitanTV you will
need to be connected to the Internet.
Titan TV is a FREE service. You will never pay a subscription fee to
automatically schedule your TV recordings.
1. Right Click the Video@Home2 Scheduling icon located in the
task bar.
2. Click "Titan TV EPG Service"
3. Once the TitanTV website is loaded, Sign up as a NEW USER,
it’s FREE
4. Follow the Registration form instructions.
5. When you are asked "PVR/Tuner Type" – select Video@Home 2
6. Under Digital Tuner, leave these boxes un-checked.
7. On the Next screen you’ll select your Cable Provider and SAVE
your setup.
8. Click View Programming Grid
to see the Electronic Program
Guide showing programs in
your area.
9. Click on any of the programs
with the Red Dot to select this show for Automatic recording. Just
click on the Red Dot and the Video@Home 2 Programming Guide
will launch to confirm your recording choice. If you get a
confirmation box from TitanTV, be sure to click “enable Single
Click Recording”.
10. Once a scheduled
recording has been
will present the
Scheduled Recordings
box for confirmation.
The sheduled recording will take place automatically as long as your PC is
turned on and the Video@Home TV Scheduling Icon is displayed in your
icon tray.
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Welcome to Ulead Video@Home
Ulead Video@Home empowers your Instant TV with easy-to-use
interface and functions. This enables you to instantly view or record
TV programs and other video sources (such as VCR, camcorder, and
even TV game console) through S-Video and Composite jacks. During
recording, the Instant TV saves the video as video files (video format
varies depending on the Instant TV you purchased) on the hard drive.
Thanks to Ulead Video@Home, a variety of interesting viewing and
recording tasks are available at your fingertips.
Installing and running
The following procedures show you how to perform the required
installation as well as operate the Instant TV and Ulead Video@Home.
To install the Instant TV and Ulead Video@Home:
1. Connect at least one video source such as the CATV cable to the TV
input of the Instant TV.
2. Connect the Instant TV via its connection cable to the compatible
jack on your computer.
3. Insert the program CD into the CD/DVD drive.
4. Follow the screen instructions until the installation of the required
driver and Ulead Video@Home is complete.
To run Ulead Video@Home:
1. Ensure that at least one video source is connected to the Instant
TV; the connection cable is properly connected; and the Instant TV is
switched on.
2. Double-click the Ulead Video@Home icon on your desktop, or select
Ulead Video@Home from the Windows Start: Programs group.
3. Once Ulead Video@Home is opened, a Preview Window appears on
the screen. Use the Control Panel to view or record videos as needed.
• When Ulead Video@Home first time connects to TV, you must select your local TV
settings and click Auto Scan. So, Ulead Video@Home can store all TV channels
available in your local area.
• If you cannot hear the TV sound, check if your audio output and input are connected
properly. For example, for a Instant TV using the Line-in jack of your sound card
as audio input, you must make sure the Line In option is not set to mute in Windows
Volume Control. Also, click Source: Playback Audio Input to check if it is
correctly selected.
• Ulead Video@Home automatically connects to the currently active video source. You
can switch to other video source as needed.
Introducing the Workspace
Preview Window
OSD (On Screen Display) shows various information such as the
command you just applied, the currently selected channel, and the audio
language. OSD is displayed on the upper right corner, and disappears
automatically in a few seconds later.
Media Library
Time-Shift status bar and cursor
(green: playable) (red: recording in progress)
7. Stop
8. End
9. Record
10. Time-Shift
11. Snapshot
12. Playlist
13. Video Format
14. Settings
15. HDD/Disc
16. Mute On/Off
17. Channel Down
18. Channel Up
19. Last Viewed Channel
20. Numeric Pad
21. Playback speed notch
22. About
23. Current Playback speed notch
24. Current Volume Level
25. Volume Up
26. Volume Down
27. Help
28. Minimize/Restore Control Panel
29. Resize Screen
30. Exit
Source toggles between different video and audio sources.
Media Library lets you easily manage captured video and image files.
Start moves to the very beginning of a video.
Play selects a playlist, and then starts playback.
Pause temporarily stops playback or (time-shift) recording.
Time-Shift status bar and cursor are for navigation use available
only during Time-Shift recording.
7. Stop ceases playback or Time-Shift recording.
8. End moves to the very end of a video.
9. Record starts recording.
10. Time-Shift starts time-shift recording.
11. Snapshot captures the currently displayed screen to a still image.
12. Playlist opens, creates, or edits a playlist.
13. Video Format toggles between different video formats for previewing
and recording.
14. Settings gives you various options to setup Ulead Video@Home.
15. HDD/Disc toggles Press down the button to enable the Disc-Direct
mode. Press it again to return to normal.
16. Mute On/Off switches between volume on and volume off.
17. Channel Down switches to the previous TV channel.
18. Channel Up switches to the next TV channel.
19. Last Viewed Channel toggles between the currently selected TV
channel and the previous one.
20. Numeric Pad enters the TV channel number to switch to that channel.
21. Playback speed notch Clicks a notch to increase or decrease
playback speed.
22. About displays software-related information such as version and
copyright information.
23. Current Playback speed notch indicates the playback speed at the
present time, and you can click to drag the playback shuttle control.
24. Current Volume Level displays the present volume level.
25. Volume Up turns up the volume.
26. Volume Down turns down the volume.
27. Help opens Ulead Video@Home online Help.
28. Minimize/Restore Control Panel shrinks the Control Panel to the
Windows taskbar or shows the panel.
29. Resize Screen changes the size of the Preview Window.
30. Exit closes Ulead Video@Home.
1. Backward Jumper
9. Current output/Time-Shift/playlist
and video format
10. Current Time
11. Remaining hard drive space
(for recording reference only;
in hh:mm:ss)
12. Remote Control Status
13. Mute Status
14. MTS Status
15. Program Mode
16. Current playback speed
2. Time-Shift playable area
3. Current Channel
4. Elapsed Time
5. Time-Shift recording area
6. Forward Jumper
7. Playback status
8. Current Input Source
1. Backward Jumper rewinds back to a certain point when time-shifting
or a playlist is active.
2. Time-shift playable area shows the video length recorded by TimeShift. You can click anywhere in this area to preview during timeshift recording.
3. Current Channel shows the currently selected TV channel number.
4. Elapsed Time shows the time length that you have recorded or the
time passed for a playlist.
5. Time-Shift recording area shows the video length being recorded by
6. Forward Jumper moves ahead to a certain point when timeshifting
or a playlist is active.
7. Playback status indicates the current playback mode.
8. Current Input Source indicates the source in use.
9. Current output/Time-Shift/playlist and video format The first part
shows the output mode in use, and the second part (in bracket)
shows the video quality in use.
10. Current Time shows the present time in the hh:mm:ss format.
11. Remote Control Status shows the current mode of the remote
control that came with your Instant TV. For example, a lock
indicates that the remote control is not connected to the program.
12. Remaining hard drive space shows the current HDD space for
video recording in the hh:mm:ss format.
13. Mute Status switches between volume on and volume off.
14. MTS Status shows the current MTS mode.
15. Program mode shows the current program status between.
16. Current playback speed indicates the playback speed at the
present time.
In addition, a quick menu (as depicted below) is available when you
right-click either the Preview Window or the Control Panel.
Right-Click Menu
A Ulead Video@Home Scheduling wizard is also available in the icons
area of the Windows task bar. This special icon provides quick access to:
• open the Ulead Video@Home program.
• start Ulead Video@Home earlier in time to activate scheduled recording.
• customize TV program file types associated with Ulead Video@Home.
Customize Settings
Settings for Ulead Video@Home are provided here in several categories
for you to choose from.
When first time using Ulead Video@Home, it is recommended to select
Display confirmation message after capturing. So, it is easy to know
which folder stores captured video or image files.
You can specify a video file format for recording by choosing an existing
preset, or create your own or by adding a new preset. Selecting Use
Disc-Direct* lets you record video directly onto a disc instead of writing
to the hard drive. Select Use Preview mode if you want to use the video
format available from your Instant TV.
This determines the video file format for Time-Shift recording. You can
also add your own presets. Also, Time-Shift recycle buffer sets the
video recording cache length. Select this option only when you want to
use the cache as the recorded video file, because it only records the
video previous shown (as compared to the current playback point) at a
fixed amount of time you specify.
You can select your preferred Control Panel.
Scheduled recording
Scheduled recording lets you create a list of all the TV programs
you want to record before they start broadcasting. This mechanism
provides hassle-free convenience just as you would work with a
conventional VCR.
To perform scheduled recording:
1. Click Settings and select Scheduled Recording.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter the program name as you wish and select the channel the on
which the TV program you want to record is aired.
4. Set the recording mode for video quality.
5. Select how often you want to record this program in
Recording Frequency.
6. Set up the time and date when the program is aired in Start date,
Start time, and End time.
7. Click OK.
8. If you want to record another program, repeat steps 1 to 7.
• You must leave your PC and Instant TV on, so scheduled recording can be active
even if you’re out.
• Before scheduled recording starts, if you want to temporarily close Ulead
Video@Home, you must right-click the Ulead Video@Home Scheduling wizard icon
(located on the Windows task bar) and set the time for Ulead Video@Home to
automatically open before recording starts.
• While scheduled recording is active, you cannot switch to another TV channel in Ulead
• The minimum recording time is 30 seconds; maximum 12 hours for MPEG.
TV program list shows all the scheduled recording programs. Click Add,
Edit, or Delete for adjustment as needed. By default, Record is selected.
This means that recording is enabled. Selecting Time-Shift means that
time-shift recording is enabled.
Scheduled recording with EPG
Ulead Video@Home can automatically create a scheduled recording
task when you have access to an EPG (Electronic Program Guide) file.
Before doing so, right-click the Ulead Video@Home Scheduling wizard
icon (located on the Windows task bar) and select File Associations
to check if the EPG file you will be using is associated with Ulead
Note: Available EPG file type may vary depending on the country and service provider.
To perform scheduled recording with EPG:
1. On the EPG Web site, point to the TV program you want to record and
click the corresponding record icon. (Step 1 may vary depending on
the EPG service you’re using.)
2. The Scheduling Record dialog box appears. The program is shown in
the list. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to add more programs to record as needed.
3. Click OK.
Video Color Manager
This determines the video color for both viewing and recording.
• Brightness sets your perceived video quality of light level.
• Contrast sets the difference level between the lightest and the
darkest colors.
• Hue sets the difference level of the predominant color compared with
other ones.
• Saturation sets the intensity level of colors.
TV Channel Manager
• Country/Region determines the area where the TV signal comes from.
• TV system/tuner determine the type of TV signal format.
• Auto Scan detects all available TV channels automatically.
• Channel Name You can enter your preferred name for each channel.
Watching TV
After you setup the TV channels in TV Channel Manager, you can now
watch TV. Click Source to make sure that the currently selected input
source is TV Tuner and the playback audio input is correctly selected.
To watch TV:
• Use the remote control that comes with your Instant TV.
• Click the TV channel number on the numeric pad. (To switch to a
channel number 100 or above, click “100” and the last two digits. For
example, click “100,” “0,” “2” to switch to Channel 102; to switch to a
channel number below 10, click “0” and the channel number. For
example, click “0” and “2” to switch to Channel 2.)
• Click Channel Up/Down.
• Click Last Viewed Channel to toggle between the current channel and
the previous one you selected.
• Click the Time-Shift status bar, or use the navigation controls during
time-shift recording.
• MTS (Multi-channel Television Sound) in the right-click menu toggles between Stereo,
Mono, and different audio languages such as the SAP (Secondary Audio Program)
broadcast on the same channel.
• Closed Caption and Teletext in the right-click menu show built-in subtitles.
Watching video from VCR and other analog sources
You can watch video from analog video sources like VCR and camcorder
by using the S-Video or Composite jack. Click Source on the Control
Panel to make sure the currently selected input source is S-Video
or Composite Video. Then directly use the playback controls on the
currently selected video source.
Watching video from DV camcorder
With a FireWire (IEEE-1394) cable connecting your DV camcorder to
your PC, you can watch DV from within Ulead Video@Home.
To watch DV:
1. Switch your DV camcorder to the VCR/VTR mode, and then click Yes
when you see the following message.
2. The DV source is ready. An example is shown below.
3. On the Control Panel, the Numeric Pad changed to the DV playback
control. Use these or the ones on your DV camcorder for navigation.
Watching video from the playlist
You can watch video files saved on the hard drive using the Ulead
Video@Home playlist. The playlist also stores the information on the
video files you captured using Ulead Video@Home.
To watch video from the playlist:
1. Click Playlist.
2. Select a *.uvh (playlist) file, and then click Open.
3. The playlist starts playing. Click Play to resume; Playlist to select
another playlist; and Stop to return to the previously selected
input source.
To create a playlist:
1. Click Playlist.
2. Click Create Playlist to add video files by using the left pane to locate
the folder(s) containing the file(s) you want to play.
3. Select the file(s) from the upper pane and click Add or Add All to
insert selected files to the playlist. When you’re done, click OK.
4. Enter the playlist name, and then click Save.
5. The playlist starts playing. Click Play to resume; Playlist to select another
playlist; and Stop to return to the previously selected input source.
Recording video to the hard drive
Ulead Video@Home provides three modes for you to record TV programs or
videos. Each mode comes with Seamless Recording technology, so video
capturing is always seamlessly no matter if your hard drive is in the FAT32 or
NTFS format.
If you’re using an FAT32 drive for video capturing, the maximum file size of each
captured video file is 4 GB. Fortunately, Ulead Video@Home automatically continues
recording by creating a new video file without causing any interruption. That is, when
you use the Ulead Video@Home playlist to play back these video files later, playback is
continuous and you won’t feel that actually more than one video file is playing.
Standard recording
This is the normal recording command, making you record video instantly
while you’re watching it.
To perform standard recording:
1. To record a TV program, simply click Record. If from other video
sources, start playback a few seconds ahead of the video starting
point and then click Record. This ensures that you will not miss the
video starting point. (You can also right-click Record and select a time
duration for quick recording.)
2. Recording starts. An audio VU meter also appears for you to adjust
recording or playback volume as needed.
3. When recording is in progress, click Pause to stop recording
temporarily or click Stop to cease recording.
4. Enter the video file name and click OK to save the video. (Clicking
Discard does not create any video file.) A video file and a playlist file
(*.uvh) will be created. An associated thumbnail is also created in the
Video folder of the Media Library.
Note: Step 4 is available only when you select Display confirmation message after
capturing in Preferences.
Time-Shift recording
Time-shift recording breaks the limit of conventional linear recording by
recording the video contents you have watched to the hard drive. Thus,
whenever you are recording or simply watching TV/video, you can freely
replay or jump around the recorded video contents while recording is still
in progress!
To perform Time-Shift recording:
1. While you’re watching TV/video, click Time-Shift.
2. Time-Shift recording starts. (To ensure that the hard drive has enough
video content buffer, actual recording may take a few seconds to start.)
Now, to perform time-shift playback, click any point on the green
Time-Shift status bar to jump to a particular point. You can also click
any playback speed notch or the Backward/Forward Jumper for
faster navigation.
3. Click Stop to cease time-shift recording.
4. Enter the video file name as needed and click OK to save the video.
(Clicking Discard does not create any video file.) A video file and a
playlist file (*.uvh) will be created. An associated thumbnail is also
created in the Time-Shift folder of the Media Library.
• Step 4 is available only when you select Display confirmation message after
capturing in Preferences.
• Time-Shift recording is not available when AVI is selected as the video format.
1. Backward Jumper
2. Green Time-Shift status bar
3. The cursor changes to a hand shape when you move the mouse over the Time-Shift
status bar. This indicates that you can click any point on the status bar to view the
recorded content.
4. The red Time-Shift status bar indicates the current recording buffer.
5. Forward Jumper
6. Playback speed notch
Capturing a still image
While the TV or video is playing on Ulead Video@Home, simply click
Snapshot to capture any scene you like. The image will be stored in the
Clipboard or as a BMP image file in the Snapshot folder you specified in
Preferences. The image can also be seen in the Snapshot folder of the
Media Library.
Media Library
Media Library lets you easily manage captured video and image files with
a variety of functions. The left pane has three folders to store captured
files using standard recording, time-shift, and snapshot respectively.
Available files are shown in thumbnails. A right-click menu is also
available. You can select multiple files at a time.
1. Change Display Mode
2. Import Video File
3. Import Image File
4. Copy
5. Paste
6. Delete
7. Play
8. Burn
• The burning function is available for video files only.
• Depending on the Ulead Video@Home version you purchase, a video editing button
may be available in the Media Library.
Burn video files to disc
With Ulead Video@Home, you can directly burn video files to a disc.
Note: Burning still image files is not available in the program.
To burn video files to disc:
1. Select the video files you want to burn in the Media Library, and then
click Burn. Alternatively, select Burn Files to disc in the right-click
menu and click Files to burn to select video files.
2. Check all the information to see if it is correct. To modify settings for
disc burning, click Edit.
3. Click Write.
4. After the burning progress is complete, you can continue to burn other
files or click Cancel to exit.
In addition to recording to the hard drive, Ulead Video@Home lets you
directly record the TV program or video you’re currently watching to a disc.
To perform Disc-Direct:
1. Click Video Format and select VCD, SVCD, or DVD.
2. In the right-click menu, select Disc-Direct to start recording.
3. Click Stop to cease recording. To return to the normal hard drive
recording mode, click HDD/Disc.
To perform Disc-Direct with a DV camcorder:
1. Start playing DV tape in Ulead Video@Home.
2. Click Settings: Preferences.
3. On the Record tab, select Use Disc-Direct and Perform “One Click to
Disc” for DV.
4. Select where you want to start recording and other options as needed.
Then click OK.
5. In the right-click menu, select Disc-Direct. Ulead Video@Home will
scan the whole DV tape first, and then starts recording.
6. Click Stop to cease recording. To return to the normal hard drive
recording mode, click HDD/Disc.
Media Library
Backward Jumper
Volume Down
Channel Down
Down arrow key
Mute On/Off
Channel Up
Up arrow key
Last Viewed Channel
Left arrow key
Forward Jumper
Volume Up
Minimize/Restore Control Panel
Resize Screen
Audio language 13
Burn 30
On Screen Display 14
Playlist 25
Control Panel 14
Preferences 18
Disc-Direct 31
Recording time 20
Disc-Direct with a DV
Recording video 27
camcorder 31
Resize Screen 15
DV camcorder 24
Right-click menu 17
Electronic Program Guide 22
Scheduled recording 20
Scheduling wizard 17
FAT32 27
Shortcuts 32
File associations 22
Skin 20
FireWire 24
Snapshot 15, 29
Source 24
Help 15
Time-Shift 15, 16, 19, 28
IEEE-1394 24
TV Channel Manager 26, 24
Installing 13
TV sound 13
Line-in 13
VCR 24
Local TV settings 13
Video Color Manager 23
Media Library 28, 29
Trouble Shooting
Common things to check:
1.) Be sure you are connecting directly to a USB 2.0 port on
your PC.
2.) Be sure you are using Windows XP (Home or Professional)
– Service Pack 1 is required and Service Pack 2 is highly
3.) You Must install the Microsoft Update during the Driver installation. If you skipped this part of the installation process, please
re-install the driver and complete the Microsoft update. Your
video performance will be enhanced with this update.
Confirming Hardware Installation
You may want to confirm that the hardware has been properly recognized and installed on your system. You can check the Device Manager
to confirm proper installation.
1.) Click Start
2.) Click Control Panel
3.) When Control Panel loads click the
System icon. If you don’t see the
System icon, click “Performance
and Maintenance, and then
click “System”
4.) The System Properties dialog box
will appear.
5.) Click the Hardware Tab, then Click
the Device Manager button. If you
check in the Imaging devices you
will see a device called ADS Instant
TV device under Imaging devices
and you will see a USB Audio
device listed under Sound, Video
and Game Controllers.
This confirms your hardware and
drivers are properly installed.
Video@Home Help – Press “F1” on your keyboard at any time.
Video@Home User Manual – on CD
Video@Home Guide – Turn this on by clicking on “G” (global properties)
and selecting preferences.
ADS Web Site:
Support Online:
We are constantly adding more information to the On-Line Help section of our web site. Click the “Support” button on the home page and
select your product. Here you find support F.A.Q.’s with questions and
answers to common issues, downloads, patches, manuals, and other
resource material to help you get the most out of your product.
For Specific Video@Home software questions:
Check the Ulead web site:
E-mail Ulead for help:
Call Ulead for help:
For Instant TV Hardware questions:
Check the ADS web site:
E-mail ADS for help: - click e-mail link on support
Call ADS for help:
Support Hours:
M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST
S e r v ice and Warrant y:
If you require assistance with the installation, operation, or application of your ADS Technologies, Inc. product there are several options available to you as described in the technical
support section of this manual. Your primary source for information and assistance is always
your computer store or computer parts dealer. If your ADS product needs repair or replacement, contact your dealer for on-site repair service.
The ADS Technologies technical support and customer service staff can aid in solving
many problems. Our technical support department is available to repair any ADS Technologies product. You or your dealer must return products to our factory for repair or warranty
If you need to return your ADS Technologies product you should return the product directly
to the dealer or store where you purchased the product. Each individual computer store or
dealer sets product returns policies for their customers. ADS Technologies, Inc. cannot be
responsible for the actions or policies set by our dealers. If you desire to return the product
for a refund, you must get the refund from the dealer or store you purchased the product
from. If you purchased the product directly from ADS please see the “Terms and Conditions
of Sale” on the reverse side of your sales invoice.
Returns to ADS Technologies, Inc. are for repair or warranty replacement only. If you need
to return product to ADS Technologies, Inc. for repair or replacement you must follow these
1. Call our Technical Support department at (562) 926-4338 to obtain a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number.
2. The RMA number is valid for 30 days.
3. Ship the product to the ADS factory with the RMA number marked on the inside and
outside of the package. If there is no RMA number on the package or the RMA number has
expired, the shipment will be refused. ADS will not be liable for lost or mis-shipped products.
4. Replacement product cannot be shipped to you until the defective product has been
received by ADS.
5. Once the product is received at the factory it will be tested and then repaired or replaced.
6. Turn around time is approximately one week. A repaired or replacement product will be
shipped back to you.
This ADS Technologies, Inc. product comes with a One (1) year hardware warranty. ADS
Technologies, Inc. (ADS) warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship
for a period of One (1) year from the date of original purchase from ADS or an authorized
ADS dealer. This warranty applies only to the original purchase of the product and is not
transferable. This warranty does not cover any incompatibilities due to the user’s computer,
hardware, software or other related system configuration in which the product interfaces.
Proof of
purchase will be required before any warranty consideration by ADS occurs.
This warranty does not cover any damage caused by negligence, non-authorized modifications, or parts installed without prior written permission from ADS.
This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident, abuse, or misapplication, nor as a result of service to the product by anyone other than ADS.
If your ADS product is not in working order, your only recourse is repair or warranty replacement, as described above. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will ADS Technologies, Inc. be
liable for consequential damages, including but not limited to any lost savings, lost profits, or
any other damages, caused by the use of any ADS Technologies, Inc. product or inability to
use the product, even if the dealer or ADS Technologies, Inc. has been advised of such liability or other claims. This includes damage to property and, to the extent permitted by law,
damages for personal injury. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties including implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
FCC Information:
Federal communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
Note: 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 when the equipment is operated in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual 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:
* Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
* Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
* Connect the equipment into 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.
(1) The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
(2) Shielded interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order comply with the emission limits.
Technical Support 562.926.4338
North America Support Hours:
M-F : 8 am - 5 pm, PST
Email :
website :
European Technical Support: +353.61.702042
North America Office
12627 Hidden Creek Way
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 926-1928
Fax: (562) 926-0518
Support: (562) 926-4338
European Office
Shannon Industrial Estate
Shannon Co. Clare, Ireland
Phone: +353.61.702042
Part #: 704-511
Instant TV
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