Chapter 2: Software information. Asus MY CINEMA-PHC3-100, My Cinema-U3100Mini ATSCQAM

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Chapter 2: Software information. Asus MY CINEMA-PHC3-100, My Cinema-U3100Mini ATSCQAM | Manualzz

Chapter 2

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

Product.

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2.1 Device driver installation

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

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

• Ensure that Windows ® XP is installed on your system.

• The screens shown in this section may not exactly match the contents displayed on your screen. Contents of the support CD may change any time without notice.

2.1.1 Installing Microsoft

®

DirectX

®

Microsoft ® Direct ® X allows 3D hardware acceleration support in Windows ® 98,

Windows ® 2000, and Windows ® XP.

• Ensure that you install Microsoft ®

Tuner Card driver.

DirectX ® before installing the ASUS TV

• For software MPEG support in Windows ® 98, you must first install

Microsoft ® Direct ® X, then install a MPEG-compliant video player.

1. Insert the installation CD in the optical drive, or double-click the

CD drive in My Computer to display the auto-run screen. You may also run Setup32.exe in the directory

\AutoRun of the CD.

2. Read the Microsoft ® End User

License Agreement. Click I accept the agreement , then Next .

3. The DirectX(R) Setup box appears.

Click Next to begin installation.

4. The installation program automatically installs the DirectX ®

9.0 runtime libraries into your system.

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5. This message appears when setup is complete. Click OK to finish the installation process.

2.1.2 Installing the driver

Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program (Windows

®

XP/Vista Basic) for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box/Stick

1. Start your computer.

2. Windows ® automatically detects the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box and displays the Found New Hardware

Wizard window. Click Cancel .

3. Insert the support CD into the optical drive. The Drivers & Utilities setup screen appears.

Click the radio button for

Windows ® XP/Vista Basic .

Click Install Drivers .

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4. A progress bar appears to indicate the installation status.

5. After all necessary files have been installed in your system, click

Finish to complete the installation process.

Using the ASUS Quick Setup Program

(Windows

®

Media Center Edition [MCE] 2005/Vista Premium) for the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box

1. Start your computer.

2. Windows ® automatically detects the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box and displays the Found New Hardware

Wizard window. Click Cancel .

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3. Insert the support CD into the optical drive. The Drivers & Utilities setup screen appears.

Click the radio button for

Windows ® XP/Vista Basic

Click Install Drivers .

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4. A progress bar appears to indicate the installation status.

5. After all necessary files have been installed in your system, click Finish to complete the driver installation process.

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6. On the MCE Drivers and Utilities setup screen, click Install MCE plug-in .

The following step is only for the ASUS TV Box with an internal antenna.

7. Go to MCE > More Programs

> ASUS TV Setting . Select the antenna you intend to use.

Click Apply .

• You may connect an external antenna/roof antenna to the U9000 Diversity through an MCX-to-IEC adapter. An external antenna enhances the signal.

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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 the Add or Remove

Programs icon.

3. Click the ASUS TV Tuner Card/Box

Drivers from the list.

4. Click Change/Remove .

5. A dialog box appears. Click OK to completely remove all ASUS

TV Tuner Card/Box components.

Otherwise, click Cancel .

6. Close other applications before restarting the computer.

Click Finish .

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2.2 CyberLink

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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 controller to navigate through the user interface. For details on the remote controller, see Appendix A.1

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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 in your computer. Use the mouse or the remote controller to navigate through the user interface. For details on the remote controller, see Appendix A.1

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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’s

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 controller to navigate through the user interface. For details on the remote controller, see

Appendix A.1

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For more information on this application, refer to the Presto! PVR User’s 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 ® DirectX 9 or above.

• ASUS DVD 6.0

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 for the changes to take effect.

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.

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