LaCinema Black Record

LaCie LaCinema Black Record manual

LaCinema Black Record

User manual for the LaCie LaCinema Black Record in English. This PDF manual has 55 pages.

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LaCinema Black RECORD Table of Contents User Manual page 1 Table of Contents 1. Introduction. .............................................................................................................. 6 1.1. Minimum System Requirements...................................................................................................... 7 1.2. Supported Formats. ....................................................................................................................... 7 1.3. Box Content................................................................................................................................. 8 1.4. Languages................................................................................................................................... 8 1.5. Views of the LaCinema Black RECORD........................................................................................... 9 1.5.1. Front View. ......................................................................................................................... 9 1.5.2. Status Light Behavior........................................................................................................... 9 1.5.3. Rear View. ........................................................................................................................ 10 2. Using the Remote Control. ....................................................................................... 11 2.1. Battery Installation. ...................................................................................................................... 11 2.2. Remote Control Key Index. ........................................................................................................... 12 2.2.1. Important Button Details. ................................................................................................... 13 3. Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD................................................................. 14 3.1. STEP 1: Connect to TV ............................................................................................................... 14 3.1.1. HDMI (High-Definition) Connection. ................................................................................... 15 3.1.2. Component & Analog Stereo Audio (High Definition) Connection......................................... 16 3.1.3. Composite & Analog Stereo Audio (Standard Definition) Connection.................................... 17 3.1.4. Optical Audio (S/PDIF) Connection.................................................................................... 18 3.2. STEP 2: Connect to Set-Top Box or Digital Camcorder (Optional)................................................... 19 3.3. STEP 3: Connect the Power Supply............................................................................................... 20 3.4. STEP 4: Turning on the TV........................................................................................................... 21 3.5. STEP 5: Complete the Installation Wizard...................................................................................... 21 3.6. STEP 6: Connect to Your Network................................................................................................ 26 3.6.1. Wireless Network Connection............................................................................................ 26 3.6.2. Ethernet Network Connection............................................................................................ 27 4. Playing Multimedia Files. ......................................................................................... 28 4.1. Movie Space.............................................................................................................................. 28 4.1.1. Display format.................................................................................................................. 29 4.1.2. Subtitle............................................................................................................................ 29 4.1.3. Audio Languages. ............................................................................................................. 29 4.1.4. Play mode. ....................................................................................................................... 30 4.1.5. Repeat............................................................................................................................. 30 4.2. Photos Space. ............................................................................................................................. 31 4.2.1. Transition. ........................................................................................................................ 31 4.2.2. Rotate Left / Rotate right. ................................................................................................... 31 4.3. Music Space............................................................................................................................... 32 4.3.1. Repeat............................................................................................................................. 32 4.3.2. Random. .......................................................................................................................... 32 4.4. Playlist Management................................................................................................................... 33 4.4.1. To Create a New Playlist................................................................................................... 33 4.4.2. Change Playlist Track Order.............................................................................................. 33 4.4.3. To Remove an Item from the Playlist................................................................................... 33 4.5. Record Space............................................................................................................................. 34 4.6. Controlling Access to Files........................................................................................................... 35 4.7. Deleting Files. ............................................................................................................................. 35
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LaCinema Black RECORD Table of Contents User Manual page 2 5. Playing & Copying Files from External Sources........................................................ 36 5.1. USB Hard Drive.......................................................................................................................... 36 5.1.1. Connection...................................................................................................................... 36 5.1.2. Compatibility. ................................................................................................................... 36 5.1.3. Playing Files..................................................................................................................... 36 5.1.4. Copying Files................................................................................................................... 37 5.2. Transferring Files via USB (Requires Windows Media Player 11)...................................................... 38 5.3. Networked Media Server............................................................................................................. 39 5.3.1. Network-Attached Hard Disk (NAS).................................................................................... 39 5.3.1.1. Playing Files...................................................................................................... 39 5.3.1.2. Copying Files.................................................................................................... 39 5.3.2. Host Computer. ................................................................................................................ 40 5.3.2.1. Playing Files Using TwonkyMedia Server (All users)............................................... 40 5.3.2.2. Copying Files Using TwonkyMedia Server (All users)............................................. 41 5.3.2.3. Playing Files via the Network Using Windows Media Player (Windows Only)........... 42 5.3.2.4. Copying Files via the Network Using Windows Media Player (Windows Only)......... 42 6. Capturing Video from a TV or Camcorder............................................................... 43 6.1. Connect the External Video Source............................................................................................... 43 6.2. Recording Video......................................................................................................................... 43 6.2.1. Instant Recording. ............................................................................................................. 43 6.2.2. Scheduled Recording........................................................................................................ 44 6.2.3. Timeshifting: Taking Control of Live TV............................................................................... 45 6.2.4. Record Space Icon Details................................................................................................. 45 6.3. Accessing Recorded Video........................................................................................................... 46 7. Settings Menu. ......................................................................................................... 47 7.1. Settings Menu Overview.............................................................................................................. 47 7.1.1. Settings: General. ............................................................................................................. 47 7.1.2. Settings: Video/Photo. ....................................................................................................... 48 7.1.3. Settings: Connection......................................................................................................... 49 7.1.4. Settings: Network. ............................................................................................................. 49 7.1.5. Settings: Advanced........................................................................................................... 49 7.1.6. Settings: Version............................................................................................................... 49 7.2. Firmware Update........................................................................................................................ 50 8. Troubleshooting...................................................................................................... 51 9. Contacting Customer Support. ................................................................................. 53 9.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts................................................................................................ 54 10. Warranty Information. ........................................................................................... 55
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LaCinema Black RECORD Foreword User Manual page 3 Copyrights Copyright © 2009 LaCie. All rights re- served. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval sys- tem, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo- copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are regis- tered trademarks of Apple Inc. Microsoft, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP and Windows Vista are reg- istered trademarks of Microsoft Corpora- tion. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respec- tive owners. Changes The material in this document is for in- formation only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes. Canada Compliance Statement This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interfer- ence-Causing Equipment Regulations. FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. The devices may not cause harmful interference 2. The devices must accept any interfer- ence received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 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 pro- vide 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 the instruc- tions, 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 televi- sion reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interfer- ence by one or more of the following mea- sures: ✦ ✦ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. ✦ ✦ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ✦ ✦ Connect the equipment into an out- let on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ✦ ✦ Consult the dealer or an experi- enced radio/TV technician for help. Modifications to this product not autho- rized by LaCie could void the FCC & In- dustry Canada regulations and negate your authority to operate the product. Manufacturer’s Declaration for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following Eu- ropean standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-3-2: 2000, EN61000-3-3: 2001 With reference to the following condi- tions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive; 89/336/EEC EMC Directive Others For Switzerland, Annex 2.15 of SR 814.81 applies for batteries NOTE: The main cable must be in con- formity with CEI 60227 or CEI 60245 and the type of plug must match the stan- dards in the country of use. CAUTION: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device. CAUTION: The LaCinema Black RE- CORD’s warranty may be void as a result of the failure to respect the precautions listed above. Tested to comply with FCC standards for home or office use LaCinemaBlackRECORD Document created on 26-03-2009
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LaCinema Black RECORD Foreword User Manual page 4 This symbol on the product, remote control batteries, or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designed collection point for the recy- cling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects hu- man health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recy- cling, please contact your local city of- fice, your household waste disposal ser- vice, or the shop where you purchased the product. Health and Safety Precautions ✦ ✦ Only qualified persons are autho- rized to carry out maintenance on this device. ✦ ✦ Read this User Manual carefully and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device. ✦ ✦ Do not open a disk drive or at- tempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-cir- cuiting or dangerous emissions. The disk drives shipped with your LaCinema Black RECORD con- tain no user-serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support represen- tative. ✦ ✦ Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containing liquids on the LaCinema Black RECORD, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increas- es the risk of electrical shock, short- circuiting, fire or personal injury. ✦ ✦ Make sure that the computer and LaCinema Black RECORD are electrically grounded. If the devic- es are not grounded, there is an increased risk of electrical shock. Device power requirements 100- 240 V~, 4A, 60-50 Hz, (Supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal, transient over-voltages according to over- voltage category II). This product is also designed for IT power dis- tribution system with phase-to- phase voltage 230V. General Use Precautions ✦ ✦ Do not expose the LaCinema Black RECORD to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 30° C (41° F to 86° F); or to operational humidity beyond 5-80%, non-condensing, or non-operating humidity beyond 10-90%, non-condensing. Do- ing so may damage the LaCin- ema Black RECORD or disfig- ure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCinema Black RECORD near a source of heat or expos- ing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCinema Black RECORD in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. ✦ ✦ Always unplug the LaCinema Black RECORD from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an ex- tended period of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of elec- trical shock, short-circuiting or fire. ✦ ✦ Use only the power supply shipped with the device. ✦ ✦ Do not place objects on top of the LaCinema Black RECORD or use excessive force on it. ✦ ✦ Never use excessive force on your LaCinema Black RECORD. If you detect a problem, see the Trouble- shooting section in this manual. CAUTION: A shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and also to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used.
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LaCinema Black RECORD Foreword User Manual page 5 Operating Environment Temperatures ✦ ✦ Do not expose the LaCinema Black RECORD to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 30° C (41° F to 86° F). As high end audio/video appliance, the LaCinema Black RECORD has been designed with an efficient ventilation system. Allow 5 cm of clearance for airflow on all sides of the LaCinema Black RECORD to prevent overheating. See Fig. 01. ✦ ✦ Do not stack objects on top of the LaCinema Black RE- CORD, as they may interfere with the built-in WiFi antenna. See Fig. 02. IMPORTANT INFO: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recov- ery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some other form of removable storage media. LaCie offers a complete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like more information on backup, please refer to our website. IMPORTANT INFO: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once formatted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending on operating environment (typically 5-10% less). 5 cm 5 cm 5 cm Fig. 01 Fig. 02
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LaCinema Black RECORD Introduction User Manual page 6 1. Introduction Congratulations on the purchase of your new LaCinema Black RECORD! A premium media center, LaCinema Black RECORD plugs directly into a wide array of audio/visual equipment for in- stant playback of digital TV, home movies, music or photos. Featuring the most advanced technologies, the LaCinema Black RECORD brings HD Digital TV, Live TV recording, Audio Video encoding and a UPnP network media player together in an el- egant glossy black design. To get started, simply connect the LaCinema Black RECORD to your TV and use the included remote to easily navigate through the menus, called Spaces, to watch and record TV, listen to music, view photos or watch High definition movies. LaCinema Black RECORD has been design to offer a new media experience providing ease of use in combination with the latest available technologies. Click a topic: ✦ ✦ Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD ✦ ✦ Playing Multimedia Files ✦ ✦ Capturing Video from a TV or Camcorder Quick Links
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LaCinema Black RECORD Introduction User Manual page 7 Video Codecs MPEG-1, MPEG-2 / HD, MPEG-4, DIVX, XVID, H.264 HD, WMV9 HD Video Format AVI, DIVX, MPG, MP4, MKV, WMV, MOV, ISO, VOB, IFO, ASF, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS Max Decoding Resolution 1920 x 1080p Mac Display Resolution 1080i Upscaling 1080i for standard definition movies Audio MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, AC3, MP4, WAV/ LPCM Playlist M3U Recording format MPEG2 TS at resolution 720x576p DTS Pass-through to compatible audio amplifier Photo Lossless JPEG (excluding progressive JPEG), PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF Output ✦ ✦ Video: HDMI, Component (YUV), Composite (CVBS) ✦ ✦ Audio: Optical Audio, Audio Stereo Input ✦ ✦ Video: Analog composite video or S-Video ✦ ✦ Audio: Analog stereo audio Network ✦ ✦ Ethernet 10/100 Mbps ✦ ✦ WiFi (802.11n) TV Systems PAL / NTSC TV Digital Terrestrial Television (DVB-T); High definition supported File Systems (external USB drive) ✦ ✦ NTFS (read/write) ✦ ✦ FAT32 (read/write) ✦ ✦ HFS+ (read only) (HFS+ Journaled is NOT supported) 1.1. Minimum System Requirements 1.2. Supported Formats Windows Users ✦ ✦ 500 MHz Intel Pentium II or later ✦ ✦ Windows 2000, XP or Vista ✦ ✦ 256 MB RAM ✦ ✦ USB interface port ✦ ✦ Internet connection (for downloading updates) Mac Users ✦ ✦ Intel Core Duo ✦ ✦ Mac OS 10.3.9 ✦ ✦ 1GB RAM ✦ ✦ UPnP Media Server to stream content to your LaCinema Black RECORD ✦ ✦ Internet connection (for downloading updates)
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LaCinema Black RECORD Introduction User Manual page 8 1.3. Box Content Your LaCinema Black RECORD package contains the system tower and an accessories box containing the items listed below. 1. LaCinema Black RECORD 2. Remote control 3. 2 x AAA batteries 4. Component 3xRCA Male/Male cable 5. Composite/2 audio RCA Male/Male cable 6. S-Video Male/Male cable 7. SCART to S-Video/Composite adapter 8. HDMI cable 9. USB cable 10. External power supply 11. Quick Install Guide 12. Utilities CD-ROM IMPORTANT INFO: Please save your packaging. In the event that the drive should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. 1.4. Languages Quick Install Guide LaCinema B L A C K R E C O R D D E S I G N B Y N E I L P O U LTO N LaCinema Black LaCie‘1-Click’Backup Software for Mac & Windows 711897 070913 Supported Languages ❖ English ❖ French ❖ Italian ❖ German ❖ Spanish INPUT OUTPUT
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LaCinema Black RECORD Introduction User Manual page 9 1.5. Views of the LaCinema Black RECORD 1.5.1. Front View 1. USB expansion port – Connect a USB flash disk, hard disk or card reader to access its multimedia files directly from your TV. 2. Status light (Red) – Indicates recording and product de- fault resetting. 3. Infrared receiver – Receives the infrared signal from the remote control. Make sure the receiver is not obstructed. 4. Status light – See chart below. 1.5.2. Status Light Behavior LaCinema Black RECORD behavior Blue status light Red status light On On Off Off or in Stand by Off Off Starting up On Flashes for a few seconds before home screen appears Playing video content Off Off Resetting to default On On Receiving a command from the remote Flashes once Off Recording Depends on other actions On
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LaCinema Black RECORD Introduction User Manual page 10 1. Digital Optical Audio OUT connector – Use an optical digital audio cable (not included) to connect to your home theater system for digital sound 2. Composite Video (CVBS) OUT connector – Composite video provides good video quality for non-high definition TV. Connect a separate cable for audio output. 3. Composite (Analog) Audio left (white) and right (red) OUT connectors – Stereo audio provides good analog sound output 4. Component Video OUT connector – Component Video provides high-definition picture up to 1080i using a Com- ponent Video cable. Connect a separate cable for audio (stereo cable or digital optical cable). 5. HDMI connector – Connects to a TV, A/V receiver, or home theater system. HDMI provides a pure digital con- nection for high definition video and digital audio all in one cable. If your TV has a DVI (Digital Video Interface) jack, you can use an HDMI-to-DVI adapter (sold separately) for a digital video connection to your TV. You will need to con- nect a separate cable for audio. 6. USB 2.0 connector (for external disk connection) – Connect USB external storage devices (such as hard disks or flash keys) or memory card readers to browse, play and manage content directly from your TV. 7. USB 2.0 connector (for PC connection) – Connects to a computer in order to transfer multimedia files TECHNICAL NOTE: Mac OS X users cannot directly connect the LaCinema Black to their computers via USB. 8. Ethernet connector – Connects to a network in order to transfer multimedia files 9. S-Video IN connector – connects to an analogue video source for video capture 10. Composite Video (CVBS) IN connector – connects to an analogue video source for video capture 11. Stereo Audio left (white) and right (red) IN connec- tors – Connects to analog camcorders and projectors 12. Reset to Factory Settings button – Press this button if your LaCinema Black RECORD does not respond. All the settings will be reset and the installation wizard will run. 13. External power supply connector – Plug in the power supply WiFi connection – Antenna is inside the product. Connect the LaCinema Black RECORD through WiFi to a network in order to transfer multimedia files IMPORTANT INFO: Do not stack objects on top of the LaCin- ema Black RECORD, as they may interfere with the WiFi antenna. 1.5.3. Rear View
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LaCinema Black RECORD Using the Remote Control User Manual page 11 2. Using the Remote Control Some of the buttons of the remote control have different functions or no function at all depending on the type of file you are viewing. This chapter discusses the button functions for each type of file (movies, photos and music) and battery installation. 2.1. Battery Installation The remote control uses two AAA batteries. The batteries are not pre-installed, so you will need to install them before you can use the remote control. To install the batteries: 1. Remove the battery compartment cover. 2. Load the batteries onto the battery compartment. Position the batteries so that the “+” symbols on the batteries face the same direction as the “+” symbols on the battery compart- ment. 3. Slide the battery compartment cover back into the remote. IMPORTANT INFO: If you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time, LaCie recommends that you re- move the batteries. IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure there is a clear path between the remote control and the LaCinema Black RECORD.
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LaCinema Black RECORD Using the Remote Control User Manual page 12 2.2. Remote Control Key Index The LaCinema Black RECORD’s remote control allows you to con- trol the LaCinema Black RECORD while its connected to your TV or home theatre center. Button Function 1. Infra-red emitter Sends signals to the LaCinema Black RECORD 2. Stand-by Resume stand-by 3. Volume down Adjust volume down 4. Volume up Adjust volume up 5. Mark Mark items for various actions; create playlist 6. Options/Settings Action menu, Setup 7. Stop/Cancel Stop the current file playback 8. Play/Pause/OK Selects, plays, or pauses 9. Up/Down Scroll through lists 10. Left/Right Scroll through menus or fast forward/ rewind 11. List Show Record panel or file list 12. Record Instant record 13. Information File properties or movie information 14. Mute Mute sound 15. Home Go to home menu continued on the next page >> 1 3 5 7 10 11 13 4 2 6 8 9 12 14 15
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LaCinema Black RECORD Using the Remote Control User Manual page 13 2.2.1. Important Button Details Mark button: This button is used to mark or unmark a file or folder for future action, such as copy/paste or to create a playlist in the different media spaces. Once the item is marked, the se- lected item’s summary is displayed with the number of files and total size. You can display the list of marked items by pressing the Options/Set- tings button and selecting Show Marked Item List from the contex- tual menu. The item’s list should then be cleared by selecting Unmark Mark- er List from the contextual menu. Play/Pause/OK button: This button has two main functions, OK and Play/Pause. It allows you to confirm a selection and to start/pause playback in the different media spaces. Options/Settings button: This button is used to display the available settings or actions in the different media spac- es. From the Home menu, this button will direct you to the LaCinema’s main Settings menu. In other media spaces or during playback, a con- textual menu will be displayed with available actions.
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 14 Setup consists of six steps: ✦ ✦ STEP 1: Connect to TV (section 3.1) ✦ ✦ STEP 2: Connect to Set-Top Box or Digital Camcorder (Op- tional) (section 3.2) ✦ ✦ STEP 3: Connect the Power Supply (section 3.3) ✦ ✦ STEP 4: Turning on the TV (section 3.4) ✦ ✦ STEP 5: Complete the Installation Wizard (section 3.5) ✦ ✦ STEP 6: Connect to Your Network (section 3.6) 3.1. STEP 1: Connect to TV The LaCinema Black RECORD supports different ways of connect- ing to televisions. From the following methods, choose the setup that matches the ports on your television or receiver: ✦ ✦ HDMI (section 3.1.1) ✦ ✦ Component (section 3.1.2) ✦ ✦ Composite (section 3.1.3) In each of the above connection methods, it is possible to con- nect the LaCinema Black RECORD to home theater systems by plugging an S/PDIF cable (not included) to your digital amplifier via the digital optical audio connector (see section 3.1.4. Optical Audio (S/PDIF) Connection for details. The chart at right illustrates the qualities made possible by the different connection methods. TECHNICAL NOTE: The connectors on the rear of your TV may not appear exactly the same as shown below. Please read the la- bels next to the connectors carefully to ensure correct connections. continued on the next page >> 3. Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD Definition Connection Max Display Resolution High Definition HDMI 1080i Component 1080i Standard Definition SCART RGB 576p Composite 576p
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 15 3.1.1. HDMI (High-Definition) Connection IMPORTANT INFO: Before connecting the cable, power off your TV. 1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your television’s HDMI port (Fig. 04). 2. Connect the other end to the HDMI port on the back of the LaCinema Black RECORD. Move on to the next step, 3.2. TECHNICAL NOTE: If your TV’s HDMI port is being used by an- other device, or if your TV doesn’t have an HDMI port, you can connect to the TV using Composite or Component (see section 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 for details). Fig. 03 - HDMI Cable end and profile Fig. 04
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 16 3.1.2. Component & Analog Stereo Audio (High Definition) Connection IMPORTANT INFO: Before connecting the cables, power off your TV. 1. Connect one end of the component (red, green, and blue) video cable to the component ports on your TV (Fig. 06). For Audio output, connect the stereo audio cable (with red and white ends) to the stereo audio port on your TV. The stereo audio connectors you should use are usually located close to the TV’s component ports. 2. Connect the other end of the component connectors to the three corresponding ports (red, green, and blue for video and white and red for audio) on the back of the LaCinema Black RECORD. 3. If you choose to use this connection method you will have to change the Component mode using the remote control. After turning on the television (see section 3.3 for details), press the Options/Settings button to navigate to the Settings Space, and set the Component mode to YUV in the Video or Photo section. Move on to the next step, 3.2. Fig. 05 - Component cable ends To the LaCinema Black RECORD To the TV Fig. 06
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 17 3.1.3. Composite & Analog Stereo Audio (Standard Definition) Connection IMPORTANT INFO: Before connecting the cables, power off your TV. 1. Connect the yellow connector on one end of a analogue composite/stereo cable to the CVBS port on your TV (Fig. 08). 2. Connect the yellow connector on the other end of the com- posite/stereo cable to the LaCinema Black RECORD 3. Connect the analog audio parts of the cable (red and white connectors), to your TV and to the LaCinema Black RECORD. Move on to the next step, 3.2. Fig. 07 - Composite cable ends To the LaCinema Black RECORD To the TV Fig. 08
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 18 3.1.4. Optical Audio (S/PDIF) Connection IMPORTANT INFO: Before connecting the cable, power off your digital amplifier. In each of the above connection methods, it is possible to connect the LaCinema Black RECORD to home theater systems by plug- ging the S/PDIF cable (not included) into your digital amplifier via the LaCinema Black RECORD’s digital optical audio connector. 1. Connect one end of a S/PDIF cable to your digital amplifier (Fig. 10). 2. Connect the other end of the cable to the back of the LaCin- ema Black RECORD. Move on to the next step, 3.2. Fig. 09 - S/PDIF cable ends To the LaCinema Black To the stereo Fig. 10 Home Stereo LaCinema Black RECORD
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 19 3.2. STEP 2: Connect to Set-Top Box or Digital Camcorder (Optional) You can connect the LaCinema Black RECORD to a set-top box or digital camcorder in order to watch and record video using the LaCinema Black remote control. 1. Connect the white and red cable ends to the LaCinema Black and to the set-top box or camcorder. 2. Connect either the yellow end of the composite cable or the S-Video cable (show in Fig. 11 and Fig. 12) to the LaCinema Black and to the set-top box or camcorder. 3. Set the proper video setting: Using the LaCinema Black re- mote control, press the Up and Down buttons to se- lect either IN S-Video (if you used the S-Video cable) or IN Video (if you used the composite cable) (Fig. 13). Move on to the next step, 3.3. Fig. 11 – Set-top box connection Set-top box LaCinema Black RECORD Fig. 12 – Camcorder connection Fig. 13
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 20 3.3. STEP 3: Connect the Power Supply Plug one end of the power adapter cord into the back of LaCin- ema Black RECORD and the other end into a power outlet (Fig. 14). Move on to the next step, 3.4. Fig. 14
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 21 3.4. STEP 4: Turning on the TV Turn on the television. If you don’t see the loading screen, adjust the video input on your TV to match the type of video cable you connected above (Fig. 15). Move on to the next step, 3.5. 3.5. STEP 5: Complete the Installation Wizard The first time you turn on the LaCinema Black RECORD, a wizard appears to help you configure your settings. The wizard appears only the first time you turn on the LaCinema Black RECORD un- less you have pressed the reset button on the back of the drive. 1. Connect the LaCinema Black RECORD to the TV, digital tele- vision (optional), and power supply as described in sections 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3, and 3.4. 2. A startup screen will appear during product initialization (Fig. 16). This may make more than a minute. continued on the next page >> Fig. 15 Fig. 16
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 22 1. Setup Wizard: Remote The first screen shows you the main functions of the remote con- trol (Fig. 17). For details on the remote control, see 2. Using the Remote Control. Fig. 17 Fig. 18 Fig. 19 2. Setup Wizard: Select your language Use the Up and Down keys to select and Play/Pause/OK to confirm (Fig. 18). 3. Setup Wizard: Select your country Use the Up and Down keys to select and Play/Pause/OK to confirm (Fig. 19).
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 23 4. Setup Wizard: Time zone Defines the time zone applicable for your country to allow auto- matic updates for daylight savings time. Use the Up and Down keys to select and Play/Pause/OK to confirm (Fig. 20). 5. Setup Wizard: Date and Time Use the Up and Down keys to select and Play/Pause/OK to confirm (Fig. 21). 6. Setup Wizard: TV Aspect Ratio Use the Up and Down keys to select either “4:3 TV” or “16:9 Widescreen TV” and Play/Pause/OK to confirm (Fig. 22). Fig. 20 Fig. 21 Fig. 22
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 24 7. Setup Wizard: Parental Control Use the Up and Down keys to select and Play/Pause/OK to confirm (Fig. 23). For more information on controlling ac- cess to files, refer to section 4.6. Controlling Access to Files. 8. Setup Wizard: Parental Rating Use the Up and Down keys and Play/Pause/OK to confirm to control access to programs. 9. Setup Wizard: Parental Control Code Use the Up and Down keys to enter the parental control code and Play/Pause/OK to confirm. Fig. 23
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 25 You have now completed the main LaCinema Black RECORD configuration. From the Home menu that appears when the wiz- ard has completed, press the Options/Settings button to ac- cess the Settings menu to finish product installation and to define advanced parameters (Fig. 24). Move on to the next step, STEP 6: Connect to Your Network. The following section explains how to connect your LaCinema Black RECORD to your home network in order to transfer files. Fig. 24
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 26 3.6. STEP 6: Connect to Your Network The LaCinema Black RECORD helps you select and configure your home network connection. Choose to connect with an Ethernet or wireless network and follow the steps below depending on your choice. 3.6.1. Wireless Network Connection The LaCinema Black RECORD has a built-in WiFi antenna. When connecting to your network via wireless, the LaCinema Black RE- CORD helps you select, connect with, and configure your network connection. Use the remote control to: 1. Go to Home menu and enter the Settings Space by pressing the Options/Settings button (Fig. 25). 2. Select the Network menu, press the Down button and se- lect Configure Network. 3. Select Wireless Connection Mode. 4. Select your wireless network from the list. 5. Enter the password if required. 6. Select the connection method, Automatic or Manual. ✦ ✦ In automatic, network parameters will be defined auto- matically. ✦ ✦ If you choose manual, you will asked to enter the LaCin- ema Black RECORD’s IP address. TECHNICAL NOTE: If network is not managed by DHCP, you may have to enter your IP address, subnet mask, router, and DNS addresses. 7. Once done, you will go to redirected to the Settings Space menu. 8. You can check the network by selecting Connection in the Network menu. For details on how to transfer files from your computer to your LaCinema Black RECORD, see section 5.3.1. Network-Attached Hard Disk (NAS). Fig. 25 NOTE: Have your network password (if you use one) and your LaCinema Black RECORD remote control handy. IMPORTANT NOTE: Wired (Ethernet) and Wireless (WiFi) con- nections cannot be active at the same time.
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LaCinema Black RECORD Setting Up the LaCinema Black RECORD User Manual page 27 3.6.2. Ethernet Network Connection When connecting to your network via Ethernet, the LaCinema Black RECORD automatically detects your network. Connect the Ethernet cable (not included) to the back of the LaCinema Black RECORD and to an Ethernet port on your router (Fig. 26). 1. Go to Home menu and enter the Settings Space by pressing the Options/Settings button. 2. Select the Network menu, press the Down button and se- lect Configure Network. 3. Select Ethernet Connection Mode. 4. Select the connection method, Automatic or Manual. ✦ ✦ In automatic, network parameters will be defined auto- matically. ✦ ✦ If you choose manual, you will asked to enter the LaCin- ema Black RECORD’s IP address. TECHNICAL NOTE: If network is not managed by DHCP, you may have to enter your IP address, subnet mask, router, and DNS addresses. 5. Once done, you will go to redirected to the Settings Space menu. 6. You can check the network by selecting Connection in the Network menu (Fig. 27). For details on how to transfer files from your computer to your LaCinema Black RECORD, see section 5.3.1. Network-Attached Hard Disk (NAS). Fig. 26 Fig. 27
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LaCinema Black RECORD Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 28 4. Playing Multimedia Files Thanks to the LaCinema Black RECORD’s ability to connect to UPnP media servers, host computers, and external USB drives, you can access both files saved on the LaCinema as well as files located on these external sources on your television using the remote control. From the Home menu, select one of the media spaces – Movie, Photo, Music, Browser, and TV – to access multimedia files. Files located on connected external sources can be accessed in the appropriate space. The following section outlines how to play files for each media space. For details on connecting external sources to the LaCin- ema Black RECORD, such as a UPnP media server, a host com- puter, and/or an external USB drive, refer to chapter 5. Playing & Copying Files from External Sources. 4.1. Movie Space Scroll through the menu using the navigation buttons. To confirm your choice and enter the Movie Space, press the Play/Pause/OK button (Fig. 28). This menu will display all of the supported video files that you have up­ loaded to your LaCinema Black or located on an external source. Only files recognized as video files will be displayed. Music and Photo files will not be displayed. To view all file types, select the Browser Space. You can scroll through the list of video files and folders using the Up and Down buttons, Right button to open a folder and Left to move to upper folder level (Fig. 29). To confirm your choice, press the Play/Pause/OK button. In the file list, you can retrieve file information by pressing the In- formation button (Fig. 30). To exit the info screen, press the Information button again. During the file playback, you can adjust several playback pa­ rameters. Press the Options/Settings button to display or exit the on-screen menu. Fig. 28 Fig. 29 Fig. 30
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LaCinema Black RECORD Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 29 4.1.1. Display format Select from these choices (Fig. 31): ✦ ✦ Original ✦ ✦ Full Screen ✦ ✦ Cinema Fig. 31 Fig. 32 Fig. 33 4.1.2. Subtitle ✦ ✦ List of available subtitles (Fig. 32) ✦ ✦ Off 4.1.3. Audio Languages Select from the list of available languages (Fig. 33).
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LaCinema Black RECORD Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 30 4.1.4. Play mode ✦ ✦ One > Play selected file (Fig. 34) ✦ ✦ List > play all files from the directory 4.1.5. Repeat ✦ ✦ Off > play once the select file or list of files (Fig. 35) ✦ ✦ On> play selected file or list of files in loop Fig. 34 Fig. 35
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LaCinema Black RECORD Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 31 4.2. Photos Space You can scroll through the menu using the navigation buttons (Fig. 36). To confirm your choice and enter a menu, press the Play/Pause/OK button. This menu will display all of the image files that you have up- loaded to your LaCinema Black RECORD. Only files recognized as image files will be displayed. Movies and music files will not be displayed. To view all file types, select the Browser Space. You can scroll through the list of photos and folders using the Up and Down buttons, Right button to open a folder, and Left to move to a higher folder level (Fig. 37). To confirm your choice, press the Play/Pause/OK button. During the file playback, you can adjust several playback param- eters. Press the Options/Settings button to display or exit the on-screen menu. 4.2.1. Transition This function allows you to define the transition effect between photos (Fig. 38). 4.2.2. Rotate Left / Rotate right This function allows you to turn on automatic photo rotation to be displayed correctly on your TV (Fig. 39). Fig. 36 Fig. 37 Fig. 38 Fig. 39
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LaCinema Black RECORD Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 32 4.3. Music Space You can scroll through the menu using the navigation buttons (Fig. 40). To confirm your choice and enter a menu, press the Play/Pause/OK button. This menu will display all of the audio files that you have up- loaded to your LaCinema Black RECORD. Only files recognized as music files will be displayed. Movies and photo files will not be displayed. To view all file types, select the Browser Space. You can scroll through the list of music tracks and folders using the Up and Down buttons, Right button to open a folder and Left to move to the upper folder level (Fig. 41). To confirm your choice, press the Play/Pause/OK button. When the music player is started, you can pause or stop the cur- rent song. You can also change the track by scrolling through the list using the Up and Down buttons and pressing the Play/ Pause/OK button. During the file playback, you can adjust several playback param- eters by pressing the Options/Settings button (Fig. 42). You will then enter the Music player where playlists can be edited on the fly and play mode adjusted. 4.3.1. Repeat Set the repeat mode. Select Track to repeat the current song con- tinually, List to repeat the songs in the folder continuously, and Off to stop playback at the end when all song in the folder have been played. 4.3.2. Random Choose whether the tracks in a list should be played in a random order. Select On or Off. Fig. 40 Fig. 41 Fig. 42
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LaCinema Black RECORD Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 33 4.4. Playlist Management Once the music player has started, you can create and edit playl- ists to arrange songs as you want. Press the Right key to enter the playlist management and Left key to close it and return to the player. 4.4.1. To Create a New Playlist 1. From the Music Space, mark the item you want to add to your list by selecting a track and pressing the Mark button. You can select files from different folders (Fig. 43). 2. Press the Options/Settings button and select Create Play- list with the Marked Items. 3. Give the playlist a name and press the Play/Pause/OK button. 4.4.2. Change Playlist Track Order To move a track in the list, press Up and Down to select it. Press Right to move it and then Up and Down to change its position in the list. 4.4.3. To Remove an Item from the Playlist To remove an item from the playlist, press the Stop button. This action does not delete the file but only removes it from the current playlist. NOTE: The currently playing song cannot be removed from the list. Fig. 43
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LaCinema Black RECORD Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 34 4.5. Record Space You can scroll through the menu using the navigation buttons (Fig. 44). To confirm your choice and enter a menu, press the Play/Pause/OK button. If you have connected your LaCinema Black to a set top box, when you enter the Record Space, you will see live television. For further details on watching and recording live television, refer to chapter 6. Capturing Video from a TV or Camcorder. Fig. 44
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LaCinema Black RECORD Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 35 4.6. Controlling Access to Files You can control access to files by requiring a password to play files with certain ratings. The procedure consists of activating the service, defining an age threshold, then assigning ratings to files. Follow these steps to control access: 1. Click the Options/Settings button on your remote con- trol. 2. Select General, then Access and protections, then Parental control, and enable this function. 3. Enter your secrect code, then enter a question that will be posed in the event that you forget your secret code. 4. Next, select Set to Child Mode and confirm this setting. 5. Next, click Parental rating and define an age threshold, out- side of which a file can only be played if the correct password is given. For example, if your Child Mode level is set to -12, then any file tagged as -16 or above will not be available to be played unless a user types in the password set up in Gen- eral > Access and protections > Modify secret code. 6. Navigate to a file in one of the spaces, press the Information button, then select an age level. If this age is above the level you set in the Set to Child Mode setting, it will become invisible until the age threshold is changed in the Set to Child Mode setting. 4.7. Deleting Files 1. Select a file or folder and press the Mark button. 2. Now click the Options/Settings button on your remote control. 3. From the menu, select Delete marked items.
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 36 5.1. USB Hard Drive Simply turn on and plug in external hard disks to the LaCinema Black RECORD’s front (Fig. 45) or rear (Fig. 46) USB ports to be able to play multimedia files on your television. See below for more details. 5.1.1. Connection Power on the external hard disk and plug its USB cable into either the LaCinema Black RECORD’s front or rear USB expansion slot. Once connected, a pop up message will notify you and show the storage volumes on the selected Space. You will be able to browse through the list of files. NOTE: Only files supported in the current media space will be displayed (i.e., music files in the Music Space). 5.1.2. Compatibility In addition to hard disks, you can also connect card readers, digital cameras, or digital camcorders with USB Mass storage support. Hard drives with the following file system formats are supported: FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, and Linux file systems (EXT 2, EXT3). 5.1.3. Playing Files Files located on the external volume will be listed alongside the locally stored files in the various Spaces. To play files, simply navigate to the proper Space, select the file, and press the Play/ Pause/OK button (Fig. 47). 5. Playing & Copying Files from External Sources Fig. 45 - Front USB port Fig. 46 - Rear USB ports Fig. 47
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 37 5.1.4. Copying Files 1. Verify the external hard drive is connected (see section 5.1.1) and is recognized by the LaCinema Black RECORD. 2. Files located on the external hard drive will be listed along- side the locally stored files in the various Spaces. Select the file or folder to be copied and press the Mark button (Fig. 48). 3. Then, navigate to the directory where you’d like to copy the file and the press the Options/Settings button and select Paste marked items to [Current Directory]. 4. The file copy window will appear and show the copying prog- ress. Fig. 48
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 38 5.2. Transferring Files via USB (Requires Windows Media Player 11) When you install Windows Media Player, drivers are also installed that allow your LaCinema Black RECORD to be connected to your computer via USB and mount similarly to an external hard drive. You will see its icon in My Computer (XP users) or Computer (Vista users). You can then transfer files from your computer to the LaCinema Black and vice versa in the same way as you would with a standard external hard drive. 1. Make sure that the software is installed on your computer. TECHNICAL NOTE: WMP is preinstalled on Vista, but XP users may have to download and install the software. 2. Connect the LaCinema Black to your computer via the USB cable. IMPORTANT INFO: Connecting your LaCinema Black RE- CORD directly to a host computer via USB is not supported for Mac OS X users. 3. In My Computer or Computer, open the volume entitled LaCinema Black (Fig. 49). 4. Next, open the volume named Local HDD (Fig. 50). 5. Drag files from your local hard drive into one of the three folders according to the type of file (for instance, mp3 files go in My Music, while jpg files go in My Pictures) (Fig. 51). IMPORTANT INFO: Make sure to correctly categorize the files according to type, if you want the files to be available for playback on your TV. TECHNICAL NOTE: The Recording folder is not accessible while the LaCinema Black is connected to computer. This folder is an optimized partition for recording and timeshifting. To copy re- corded content, follow the procedure outlined in section 5.3.1.2. Copying Files. Fig. 49 Fig. 50 Fig. 51
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 39 5.3. Networked Media Server You can stream content to your LaCinema Black RECORD from a networked UPnP server located on a host computer (Mac or PC) or a network-attached hard disk (NAS). For details, see below. 5.3.1. Network-Attached Hard Disk (NAS) 5.3.1.1. Playing Files If you have a NAS running a media server, it is possible to stream this content to the LaCinema Black RECORD. In order to view your NAS content on LaCinema Black RECORD, first make sure that both devices are connected to the network (see Fig. 52). Once connected, files located on the NAS will appear in the vari- ous Spaces on the LaCinema Black RECORD. 5.3.1.2. Copying Files 1. Make sure that both the NAS and the LaCinema Black are connected to the network (Fig. 52). 2. Files located on the external volume will be listed alongside the locally stored files in the various Spaces. Select the file or folder to be copied and press the Mark button (Fig. 53). 3. Then, navigate to the directory where you’d like to copy the file and the press the Options/Settings button and select Paste marked items to [Current Directory]. 4. The file copy window will appear and show the copying prog- ress. Television Network Router NAS Media Server LaCinema Black RECORD Fig. 52 Fig. 53
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 40 5.3.2. Host Computer You can connect your LaCinema Black to a computer in order to stream or copy files. ✦ ✦ If you wish to connect via USB, you must use Windows Me- dia Player (see section 5.3.1. Network-Attached Hard Disk (NAS)). ✦ ✦ If you choose a Network connection, you can either use TwonkyMedia server (see 5.3.2.1. Playing Files Using Twon- kyMedia Server (All users)) or Windows Media Player (Win- dows users only). 5.3.2.1. Playing Files Using TwonkyMedia Server (All users) You can install software which will enable your PC or Mac to act as a UPnP media server. Once the software has been installed and configured, files located on the host computer will appear in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Black RECORD (see Fig. 54). 1. From the Utilities CD-ROM, install the Packet Video TwonkyVi- sion software. 2. Once installed, launch the server from the Start Menu (Win- dows users) or the Applications folder (Mac users). 3. In the configuration page that opens in your web browser, click on the Sharing link and then select the folders on your computer that contain the multimedia content you wish to ac- cess from the LaCinema Black RECORD (Fig. 55). Make sure to click the Save Changes button when you finish. 4. It may be necessary to restart the server. To do so, select the First Steps link and click Restart server. 5. You will now be able to access your computer’s multimedia content using the LaCinema Black RECORD remote control. Files will appear in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Black RECORD. Television Network Router PC or Mac with Twonky Media Server Installed NAS Media Server LaCinema Black RECORD Fig. 54 Fig. 55
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 41 5.3.2.2. Copying Files Using TwonkyMedia Server (All users) 1. Make sure that both the host computer and the LaCinema Black are connected to the network and the TwonkyMedia server has been set up as described in section 5.3.2.1. 2. Files located on the host computer will be listed alongside the locally stored files in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Black. Select the file or folder to be copied and press the Mark button (Fig. 56). 3. Then, navigate to the directory where you’d like to copy the file and the press the Options/Settings button and select Paste marked items to [Current Directory]. 4. The file copy window will appear and show the copying prog- ress. Fig. 56
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 42 5.3.2.3. Playing Files via the Network Using Windows Media Player (Windows Only) Windows Media Player (WMP) 11 provides a network media serv- er, which can use your LaCinema Black RECORD as a network media player. This allows you to play back files on your TV that are located on your computer, via the LaCinema Black RECORD. Follow these steps to configure the connection: 1. Make sure that the software is installed on your computer. TECHNICAL NOTE: WMP is preinstalled on Vista, but XP users may have to download and install the software. 2. Make sure that both devices are connected to the network. 3. In WMP, turn on Media Sharing by clicking on Library > Me- dia Sharing... (Fig. 57). 4. In the Media Sharing dialogue box, select Share My Media to... You must then tell WMP to share content with the LaCin- ema Black. Below the Share My Media check box, select the LaCinema Black RECORD and click Allow (Fig. 58). 5. Multimedia content imported into WMP will now be acces- sible in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Black RECORD. 5.3.2.4. Copying Files via the Network Using Windows Media Player (Windows Only) 1. Make sure the host computer and the LaCinema Black are connected to the network and WMP has been installed and configured (see 5.3.2.3). 2. Files located on the host computer will be listed alongside the locally stored files in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Black. Select the file or folder to be copied and press the Mark button (Fig. 59). 3. Then, navigate to the directory where you’d like to copy the file and the press the Options/Settings button and select Paste marked items to [Current Directory]. 4. The file copy window will appear and show the copying prog- ress. Fig. 57 Fig. 58 Fig. 59
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 43 The LaCinema Black RECORD can capture video from external devices such as a camcorder or set-top box. 6.1. Connect the External Video Source Refer to section 3.2. STEP 2: Connect to Set-Top Box or Digital Camcorder (Optional) for the procedure. 6.2. Recording Video The LaCinema Black RECORD can record video input in two dif- ferent ways: ✦ ✦ Instant recording ✦ ✦ Scheduled recording 6.2.1. Instant Recording 1. From Camcorders: Connect (see chapter 3.2) and play the video on your camcorder. From a Set-Top Box: Connect (see chapter 3.2) and navigate to the channel on which the show you wish to record is playing. 2. Using the LaCinema Black RECORD remote control, press the Record on your remote control to start capturing the video (Fig. 60). The default recording length is for three hours and can be modi- fied immediately after pressing the reocrd button by using the Up and Down keys with 30 minute intervals. During the recording, you can increase or reduce the recording length by pressing the Record button again and then the Up and Down buttons. TECHNICAL NOTE: Initially you may experience slow response time from the set-top box remote control when using the device in conjunction with the LaCinema Black RECORD. This is normal and with cease within a few moments. 6. Capturing Video from a TV or Camcorder Fig. 60
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 44 3. You can then stop the recording when you wish to create the video file. 6.2.2. Scheduled Recording Scheduled recording is very useful for recording repeating pro- grams, such as a daily or weekly show. To record a program, open the task window by pressing the Op- tions/Settings button and selecting Manual Recording and defining the following parameters (Fig. 61): ✦ ✦ Channel list containing the available sources ✦ ✦ Recording date ✦ ✦ Start and finish times ✦ ✦ Frequency ✦ ✦ Number of repetitions: the recording can be repeated sev- eral times TECHNICAL NOTE: The device cannot record protected content sources such as commercial DVD-Video. TECHNICAL NOTE: Pressing pause pauses the video on-screen, but doesn’t stop the recording. Additionally, if you turn off the set- top box, the LaCinema Black will record a black screen. Fig. 61
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 45 6.2.3. Timeshifting: Taking Control of Live TV One of the LaCinema Black RECORD’s key benefits is the ability to pause and rewind live TV. The LaCinema Black RECORD auto- matically records TV as you are watching it, keeping the last three hours of recorded television. This buffer allows you to rewind up to three hours. If you rewind while watching live television, you can then fast-forward until you reach the live television time. This icon in the information banner shows you that you are watching TV in timeshifting mode (Fig. 62). Additionally, a progress bar shows you how far you are from the live television point. 6.2.4. Record Space Icon Details Icon Meaning Live You are watching live television You are timeshifting and watching recorded television You are recording Fast return/Forward during a program Fig. 62
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LaCinema Black RECORD External Sources User Manual page 46 6.3. Accessing Recorded Video Recorded shows are saved in a predefined location that can be accessed from the Movie Space or Browser Space. Go to the Home menu, select the Movie Space or Browser Space, and open the My Recordings folder (Fig. 63). This folder contains all recordings made with from Video IN capture (see section 6.2. Recording Videofor details). Press the Play/Pause/OK button to start watching your video. NOTE: Recordings can be exported to a PC or Mac by copying them to a USB hard disk for further editing or to be archived to a DVD. Fig. 63
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LaCinema Black RECORD Settings Menu User Manual page 47 7. Settings Menu From the Home menu, access LaCinema Black RECORD settings by pressing the Options/Settings button on the remote con- trol. 7.1. Settings Menu Overview Navigate through the settings categories using the Left and Right buttons and confirming using the Play/Pause/OK button. An info bar at the bottom of the screen provides the following information (Fig. 64): ✦ ✦ Current time and date ✦ ✦ Free space on the hard disk ✦ ✦ Network connection ✦ ✦ TV connection and resolution A description of the settings categories follows. 7.1.1. Settings: General Allows you to specify general parameters (Fig. 65): ✦ ✦ Country – Select your country for time and broadcasting preferences ✦ ✦ Language – Select the language for the on-screen menu ✦ ✦ Date and Time – • Update mode – defines how time is updated – – Manual – User inputs time and date – – Automatic – time and date updated from TV signal • Date format – Defines how time is displayed – – Year/Month/Day – – Day/Month/Year – – Month/Day/Year • Time format – – – 12 Hours – – 24 Hours • Time Set – Set current Time and date (only available when Update mode is set to Manual) • Time zone – Define the time zone per Country / City Fig. 64 Fig. 65
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LaCinema Black RECORD Settings Menu User Manual page 48 ✦ ✦ Access and Protections – • Parental control – Enable or Disable parental control • Set to child mode – Turns Parental control on requiring secret code to enter some menus and some hidden files • Modify secret code – Enter current code and new code • Modify answer/question – Change the question that helps to remember the secret code • Parental rating – Defines age restriction for broad- casted shows ✦ ✦ Help banner – Enable or Disable Help banner during de- vice use 7.1.2. Settings: Video/Photo Allows you to specify video and photo parameters (Fig. 66): ✦ ✦ Video parameters – • Default audio track – – – French / English / Spanish ✦ ✦ Slide Show Parameters – • Transitions – – – Without transition – – Fade to black – – Cross fading – – Top to bottom Fig. 66
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LaCinema Black RECORD Settings Menu User Manual page 49 7.1.3. Settings: Connection Allows you to specify video connection parameters (Fig. 67): ✦ ✦ HDMI/YUV output resolution ✦ ✦ Composite output ✦ ✦ Component output ✦ ✦ HDMI sound ✦ ✦ Automatic frame rate ✦ ✦ S/PDIF sound ✦ ✦ Aspect ratio Fig. 67 Fig. 68 Fig. 69 7.1.4. Settings: Network For basic network setup, refer to 3.6. STEP 6: Connect to Your Network. 7.1.5. Settings: Advanced LaCinema Black reset – Pressing this button will cause all the settings to be reset and the installation wizard launched after au- tomatic restart has concluded (Fig. 68). 7.1.6. Settings: Version Allows you to view (Fig. 69): ✦ ✦ Software version ✦ ✦ Serial number ✦ ✦ Copyright
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LaCinema Black RECORD Settings Menu User Manual page 50 7.2. Firmware Update The LaCinema Black RECORD allows you to update its firmware by loading downloaded firmware updates located on a connected USB external hard drive. To update the firmware: 1. Go to www.lacie.com/support and click on the Downloads link. 2. Select and download the most recent LaCinema Black RE- CORD firmware. 3. Save the downloaded file to the top-most directory on an external hard drive volume (i.e. not within a folder on the volume). 4. Connect the external hard drive to the LaCinema Black RE- CORD. 5. Start the LaCinema Black RECORD. IMPORTANT INFO: No other process should be running at the same time as the firmware update, such as recording or copying files. 6. The system will detect the new firmware file and offer to con- duct an update (Fig. 70). 7. Accept the offer, and the update will begin (Fig. 71). Do not disconnect the USB external hard disk during the update. 8. Once the update is completed, the LaCinema Black RECORD will restart and confirm that the update was successful (Fig. 72). 9. Firmware information can be accessed from the Settings menu. From the Home menu, press the Options/Settings button to access the Settings Space. Go to the Information tab to display the current firmware version. CAUTION: Never turn off the LaCinema Black RECORD dur- ing the Firmware Update process! Doing so may damage your device. If, for any reason, the procedure fails (e.g. a power fail- ure occurs during the update), you may not be able to use your LaCinema Black RECORD. Please contact your reseller or LaCie Customer Support for more information. Fig. 70 Fig. 71 Fig. 72

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