Chapter 2: Software information. Asus U3000I, MYCINEMAPE9400COMBO, E4516

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Chapter 2

This chapter gives information on how to install drivers and applications for the ASUS TV Tuner.

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2.1 Device driver installation

You need to install the device drivers on your computer so you can use the ASUS

TV Tuner Card/Box/Stick. Refer to this chapter when installing the device drivers.

• The setup screens in this chapter are for reference only. They may not exactly match the contents displayed on your screen.

• The contents of the Support CD are subject to change at any time without notice.

2.1.1 Installing Microsoft

®

DirectX

®

Microsoft ® Direct ® X allows 3D hardware acceleration support in Windows

Windows ® 2000, Windows ® XP, and Windows ® Vista OS.

® 98,

• Ensure that you install Microsoft ®

Tuner Card/Box/Stick driver.

DirectX ® before installing the ASUS TV

• For software MPEG support in Windows

Microsoft ® Direct ®

® 98, you must first install

X, then install a MPEG-compliant video player.

To install Microsoft ® DirectX ® :

1. Place the Installation CD into the optical drive. An autorun screen appears if Autorun is enabled on your computer. You may also double-click Setup32.exe from the root directory to run the Installation

CD.

2. Read the Microsoft ® End User

License Agreement. Click I accept

the agreement, then click Next.

3. Click Next to start the installation.

The installation program automatically installs the DirectX ®

9.0 runtime libraries to your system.

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4. This message appears when the setup is completed. Click Finish to complete the installation process.

2.1.2 Installing the driver

Installing the driver automatically

To install the driver and applications automatically:

1. Start your computer.

2. Windows ® automatically detects the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box/

Stick and displays the Found New

Hardware Wizard window. Click

Cancel.

3. Place the Support CD into the optical drive. From the autorun screen, select Windows

XP/Vista, then click Smart

Install wizard. This wizard automatically installs all the driver and applications for your

ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box/Stick and synchronizes the TV country settings with your OS.

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4. Click Install now!. A progress bar appears to indicate the installation status.

5. Click Finish to complete the installation process.

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Installing the driver manually

To install the driver and applications manually:

1. Start your computer.

2. Windows ® automatically detects the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box/

Stick and displays the Found New

Hardware Wizard window. Click

Cancel.

3. Place the Support CD into the optical drive. From the autorun screen, select Windows XP/

Vista, then click Install Driver.

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4. Click Install now!. A progress bar appears to indicate the installation status.

5. Click Finish to complete the driver installation process.

6. Select the application that you want to use on your computer.

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

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2.1.3 Uninstalling the driver

If you want to update the driver, or if you no longer need them, refer to this section to completely uninstall the drivers from your system to save disk space.

1. Click Start > Control Panel.

2. Double-click Add or Remove

Programs.

3. Select ASUS TV Tuner Card.

4. Click Change/Remove.

5. Click OK.

6. Close other applications and remove any disks from the drives.

Click Finish to restart your computer.

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2.2 CyberLink

®

PowerCinema (optional)

If you are running Windows ® using the CyberLink ®

MCE/Vista Premium, you cannot watch TV

PowerCinema and MCE application at the same time.

This application allows you to watch TV and DVDs, listen to FM radio or music

CDs, or browse pictures stored in your computer. Use the mouse or the remote control to navigate through the user interface. Refer to Appendix A.1 for details on the remote control.

For more information on this application, refer to the Cyberlink PowerCinema

User’s Guide in the Support CD.

2.3 Arcsoft TotalMedia (optional)

If you are running Windows ® MCE/Vista Premium, you cannot watch TV using the Arcsoft TotalMedia and MCE application at the same time.

This application allows you to watch TV and DVDs, listen to FM radio or music

CDs, or browse pictures stored on your computer. Use the mouse or the remote control to navigate through the user interface. Refer to Appendix A.1 for details on the remote control.

Using the ASUS PE9400 Combo:

• To watch NTSC TV, select ASUS PE9400 BDA Analog TV Tuner to scan channel in TV setting menu.

• To watch ATSC program, select ASUS PE9400 BDA ATSC Tuner, then select antenna to scan channel in TV setting menu.

• To watch Clear Qam program, select ASUS PE9400 BDA ATSC Tuner, then select cable to scan channel in TV setting menu.

For more information on this application, refer to the Arcsoft TotalMedia User

Guide in the Support CD.

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2.4 Presto! PVR (optional)

If you are running Windows ® MCE/Vista Premium, you cannot watch TV using the Presto! PVR and MCE application at the same time.

This application allows you to watch TV. Use the mouse or the remote control to navigate through the user interface. Refer to Appendix A.1 for details on the remote control.

For more information on this application, refer to the Presto! PVR User Guide in the Support CD.

2.5 ASUS Splendid Technology

ASUS Splendid Analog TV Video Enhancement

Technology takes computer graphics capabilities to the next level by automatically enhancing image quality, depth, color intensity, and image details for the best visual results. With ASUS Splendid meeting high visual demands, watching movies and TV on your computer can indeed be a splendid experience.

ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology makes colors come alive and brings out optimum brightness and contrast levels even in dark scenes. You may choose from four viewing profiles for different video viewing conditions. Select the profile that best suits your viewing environment: Enriched (Standard), Vivid

Color (Color-enhanced), Theater (Cinematic effects), and Crystal Clear (Enhanced contrast).

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2.6 ASUS VideoSecurity Online

VideoSecurity Online is a powerful monitoring and motion-detecting software.

With video capture devices such as CCD, V8, digital Hi-8 and others, you can use

VideoSecurity Online to:

• find intruders;

• monitor your environment;

• detect changes in a specified location; and

• know in advance who your visitors are.

Upon detection of any variation, VideoSecurity Online will do the following:

• Save the date/time information on when the condition started, and when to release tracing to a database file (watchdog.mdb).

• Capture the condition detected and save it into a bitmap file with reference to an image that represents the normal situation before

VideoSecurity Online started detecting the variation. You may view any image processing software to view, modify, or distribute the image.

This database file is saved in the Programs folder.

VideoSecurity Online also lets you choose from four options on how to handle the variation or unusual condition detected.

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2.7 ASUS EZVCR

ASUS EZVCR is a program that allows you to watch and record live TV on your PC or notebook. ASUS EZVCR also lets you to listen to radio programs on systems that support this function.

For more information, check the help file in EZVCR.

The image below shows the main ASUS EZVCR user interface window.

Channel preview

Scan channels

SKYPE TV

Setting

Image setting

Audio setting

Snap shot

Video clips

Channel up/down

Recall Play Pause Stop Record Volume up/down

System requirements

Software

• Microsoft ® Windows ® XP with SP2 and Microsoft ®

• ASUS DVD 6.0

DirectX 9 or above.

Hardware

• ASUS TV Tuner device

• Sound card

• Processor: Intel ® Pentium 4 2GHz or above, AMD K7-2000+ or above,

Intel ® Centrino 1G or above

• Memory: At least 256 MB

• VGA card: At least 64 MB RAM

• Hard disk space: At least 500 MB free hard disk space

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2.8 ASUS Eee PC Installation

For ASUS Eee PC Linux OS, there are two ways to install drivers and applications: with or without Internet connection.

If you have Internet connection, follow these steps (recommended):

1. Connect to the Internet.

2. Select the Setting tab, and click the Add/Remove icon.

3. Select the Play tab, click the TV driver and TV application to install the driver and application.

4. Restart the Eee PC.

If you do not have Internet connection, follow these steps:

1. Copy the file to the home directory.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+T.

3. In the console, type sudo su to get root privilege.

4. Type tar xvfz dvbt-4eeepc.tar.gz

5. Type install-xxxx to install the driver and application.

6. Reboot to apply the changes.

For ASUS Eee PC Microsoft ® Windows ® OS, refer to section 2.1: Device driver

installation to install drivers and applications.

After the installation, you can run the application from the icon displayed on the desktop.

Watching TV programs on your Eee PC:

1. Press F1 to select the country when launching first time.

2. Press F1 to select the scan channel.

3. Close the TV application to save the channels.

4. Restart the TV application and enjoy watching TV programs on your Eee PC.

The steps above are based on ASUS U3100 mini, and It might be different when using other ASUS TV product. Download the latest driver and read the instructions from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.

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2.9 ASUS Plug and Play TV (optional)

ASUS Plug and Play TV is a user-friendly application that delivers better TV experience. With ASUS Plug and Play TV, you can watch TV programs by just plugging a USB dongle.

2.10 ASUS Pop-up TV (optional)

ASUS Pop-up TV is a user-friendly application that delivers better TV experience.

With ASUS Pop-up TV, you can watch TV programs by just plugging a USB dongle.

2.11 ASUS GadgeTV

ASUS GadgeTV is a user-friendly application that allows you to watch TV, record

TV, and play video files on the Windows ® sidebar.

System requirements

Windows ® Vista

• ASUS TV Tuner device

• ASUS TV application

Windows ® XP

• Google desktop

• ASUS TV Tuner device

• ASUS TV application

The pictures below show the main ASUS GadgeTV user interfaces.

TV Mode

TV mode

Go to the previous channel

Play/Pause

Record TV

Settings

Video mode

Go to the next channel

Take a snapshot

Scan TV channels

Adjust the volume

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Video mode

Video file list

TV mode

Video mode

Settings

Video file list

Show next ten files in the folder

Show previous ten files in the folder

Playback control

TV mode

Rewind

Stop

Pause

Progress Bar

Video mode

Settings

Forward

Turn the volume up

Turn the volume down

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Key Features

  • Watch and record your favorite TV shows on your computer
  • Comes with a remote control for easy use
  • Intuitive user interface makes it easy to find your favorite shows
  • Supports a variety of video formats, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and H.264
  • Schedule recordings in advance so you never miss a show
  • Pause and rewind live TV so you can catch up on what you missed

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Frequently Answers and Questions

How do I install the Asus U3000I?
To install the Asus U3000I, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Asus U3000I into an available PCI slot on your computer. 2. Connect the Asus U3000I to your TV using a coaxial cable. 3. Install the Asus U3000I software. 4. Launch the Asus U3000I software and follow the on-screen instructions.
How do I use the Asus U3000I?
To use the Asus U3000I, follow these steps: 1. Launch the Asus U3000I software. 2. Click on the "TV" tab. 3. Select the channel you want to watch. 4. Click on the "Play" button. 5. To record a show, click on the "Record" button.
How do I schedule a recording on the Asus U3000I?
To schedule a recording on the Asus U3000I, follow these steps: 1. Launch the Asus U3000I software. 2. Click on the "TV" tab. 3. Select the channel you want to record. 4. Click on the "Schedule" button. 5. Enter the start and stop times for the recording. 6. Click on the "OK" button.