LaCinema Mini HD Bridge

LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Bridge manual

LaCinema Mini HD Bridge

User manual for the LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Bridge in English. This PDF manual has 84 pages.

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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Table of Contents User Manual page 1 Table of Contents 1. Introduction................................................................................................................. 7 1.1. Minimum System Requirements. ........................................................................................................ 8 1.2. Supported Formats.......................................................................................................................... 9 1.3. Box Content. ................................................................................................................................. 10 1.4. Languages.................................................................................................................................... 10 1.5. Views of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge........................................................................................... 11 1.5.1. Front View. ........................................................................................................................ 11 1.5.2. Rear View. ......................................................................................................................... 11 1.5.3. Internal............................................................................................................................. 11 1.6. Cables and Connectors................................................................................................................. 12 1.6.1. A/V (Audio/Video) Cables.................................................................................................. 12 1.6.2. USB Cable........................................................................................................................ 12 1.7. Power Management. ...................................................................................................................... 13 2. Using the Remote Control.......................................................................................... 14 2.1. Battery Installation......................................................................................................................... 14 2.2. Remote Control Key Index.............................................................................................................. 15 2.2.1. Important Button Details..................................................................................................... 16 3. Setting Up: Hard Drive Installation and Transferring Files. ......................................... 17 3.1. Connect Storage (External Hard Drive or Internal Hard Disk)............................................................. 18 3.1.1. Option A: Connect External Hard Drive............................................................................... 18 3.1.2. Option B: Install Internal Hard Disk..................................................................................... 19 3.2. Unmounting Your Drive................................................................................................................. 22 4. Setting Up: Connecting to TV and Network................................................................ 23 4.1. STEP 1: Connect HDMI or Composite Cables. ................................................................................. 23 4.1.1. HDMI (High-Definition) Connection. .................................................................................... 24 4.1.2. Composite Video & Stereo Audio Cable.............................................................................. 24 4.1.3. Optical Audio (S/PDIF) Connection..................................................................................... 25 4.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable............................................................................................... 26 4.3. STEP 3: Connect the Power Supply . ................................................................................................ 27 4.4. STEP 4: Complete the Installation Wizard........................................................................................ 28 5. Playing Multimedia Files............................................................................................ 30 5.1. Movie Space................................................................................................................................. 31 5.1.1. Movie Space Options. ........................................................................................................ 32 5.2. Photos Space................................................................................................................................ 34 5.2.1. Photo Space Options......................................................................................................... 35 5.3. Music Space................................................................................................................................. 36 5.3.1. Music Space Options......................................................................................................... 38 5.4. Network Space. ............................................................................................................................. 40 5.4.1. Media Servers. ................................................................................................................... 40 5.4.2. Shared folders................................................................................................................... 40 6. Playing Files From a Networked Media Server........................................................... 41 6.1. Network-Attached Storage (NAS).................................................................................................... 41 6.2. From Windows or Mac Computers. ................................................................................................. 42 6.2.1. Packet Video TwonkyVision................................................................................................. 42 6.2.2. Windows Media Player (WMP)............................................................................................ 43 6.2.3. Shared folders on your Computer. ....................................................................................... 44
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Table of Contents User Manual page 2 7. Sharing Files Throughout Your Home Network.......................................................... 47 7.1. Manage Files from a Networked Computer..................................................................................... 47 7.1.1. STEP 1: Verify Physical Connection...................................................................................... 48 7.1.2. STEP 2: LaCie Network Assistant: Install............................................................................... 48 7.1.3. STEP 3: LaCie Network Assistant: Manage Files. ................................................................... 49 7.1.4. Alternative Network Connection Methods. ............................................................................ 51 7.2. Play Files on Networked Media Players. ........................................................................................... 52 7.2.1. Enable the Media Server Function....................................................................................... 52 7.2.2. UPnP Usage Example: XBOX.............................................................................................. 53 8. Reformatting the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. .............................................................. 54 8.1. Windows XP Users......................................................................................................................... 55 8.2. Windows Vista & Windows 7 Users................................................................................................. 58 8.3. Mac OS X Users. ........................................................................................................................... 61 9. Settings Menu............................................................................................................ 62 9.1. Settings: Audio/Video.................................................................................................................... 62 9.1.1. Video Output.................................................................................................................... 62 9.1.2. Display Resolution. ............................................................................................................. 63 9.1.3. Aspect Ratio...................................................................................................................... 63 9.1.4. Audio Output.................................................................................................................... 63 9.1.5. NTSC/PAL. ........................................................................................................................ 64 9.2. Settings: Video.............................................................................................................................. 64 9.2.1. Video Sequence. ................................................................................................................ 64 9.2.2. Subtitle Font Size............................................................................................................... 65 9.3. Settings: Music.............................................................................................................................. 66 9.3.1. Music Sequence................................................................................................................ 66 9.3.2. Audio Track Display........................................................................................................... 66 9.4. Settings: Photo.............................................................................................................................. 67 9.4.1. Slideshow. ......................................................................................................................... 67 9.4.2. Picture Scaling. .................................................................................................................. 67 9.4.3. Transition Effect................................................................................................................. 68 9.4.4. Interval Time..................................................................................................................... 68 9.5. Settings: System. ............................................................................................................................ 69 9.5.1. Language. ......................................................................................................................... 69 9.5.2. Content Aggregation. ......................................................................................................... 69 9.5.3. Screensaver Delay............................................................................................................. 69 9.5.4. Browse Mode.................................................................................................................... 69 9.5.5. Additional Encoding Support.............................................................................................. 70 9.5.6. System Reset. ..................................................................................................................... 70 9.5.7. About............................................................................................................................... 71 9.5.8. Update Device. .................................................................................................................. 71 9.6. Settings: Network.......................................................................................................................... 72 9.6.1. Network Setup: Wired / Wireless. ........................................................................................ 72 9.6.2. Device Name.................................................................................................................... 73 9.6.3. Media Server..................................................................................................................... 73 9.6.4. Shared Folders.................................................................................................................. 73 9.6.5. Auto Login........................................................................................................................ 74 9.6.6. Clear Account Information. ................................................................................................. 74 9.7. Settings: Shutdown........................................................................................................................ 74 9.7.1. Shutdown. ......................................................................................................................... 74 9.7.2. Restart.............................................................................................................................. 74
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Table of Contents User Manual page 3 10. Troubleshooting......................................................................................................... 75 10.1. Television/Stereo Connection....................................................................................................... 76 10.2. USB Connection (Mac Users). ....................................................................................................... 77 10.3. USB Connection (Windows Users)................................................................................................. 79 10.4. USB Hard Drive Connection......................................................................................................... 81 11. Contacting Customer Support.................................................................................... 82 11.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts. ................................................................................................ 83 12. Warranty Information................................................................................................ 84
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Foreword User Manual page 4 Copyrights Copyright © 2010 LaCie. All rights re- served. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, re- cording or otherwise, without the prior writ- ten consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Microsoft, Win- dows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Cor- poration. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respec- tive owners. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laborato- ries. Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #: 5,451,942 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered trademarks and DTS Digital Out and the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS, Inc. Product includes software. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- lowing conditions: 1. The devices may not cause harmful in- terference 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 provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential instal- lation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interfer- ence to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ■ ■ Reorient or relocate the receiving an- tenna. ■ ■ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ■ ■ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ■ ■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Modifications to this product not authorized by LaCie could void the FCC & Industry Canada regulations and negate your au- thority to operate the product. Changes The material in this document is for infor- mation 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 in- formation 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 Interference- Causing Equipment Regulations. Manufacturer’s Declara- tion for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this prod- uct conforms to the following European 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 Tested to comply with FCC standards for home or office use LaCinema Mini HD Bridge 100305 v1.0
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Foreword User Manual page 5 This symbol on the product 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 recycling of waste electrical and electronic equip- ment. The separate collection and recy- cling 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 human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equip- ment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste dis- posal service, or the shop where you pur- chased the product. CAUTION: The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge’s warranty may be void as a result of the failure to respect the precautions listed above. Health and Safety Precautions ■ ■ Only qualified persons are authorized to carry out maintenance on this device. ■ ■ Read this User Manual carefully and follow the correct procedure when set- ting up the device. ■ ■ Do not open a disk drive or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short- circuiting or dangerous emissions. The disk drives shipped with your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge contain no user-service- able parts. If it appears to be malfunc- tioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support representative. ■ ■ Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects con- taining liquids on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury. ■ ■ Make sure that the computer and LaCinema Mini HD Bridge are electri- cally grounded. If the devices are not grounded, there is an increased risk of electrical shock. Power requirements 100-240 V~, 1.5 A, 60-50 Hz, (Sup- ply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal, transient over- voltages according to over-voltage cat- egory II). General Use Precautions ■ ■ Do not expose the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge 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-oper- ating humidity beyond 10-90%, non- condensing. Doing so may damage the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCin- ema Mini HD Bridge near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. ■ ■ Always unplug the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be un- used for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting or fire. ■ ■ Use only the power supply shipped with the device. ■ ■ Do not place objects on top of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge or use ex- cessive force on it. ■ ■ Never use excessive force on your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. If you de- tect a problem, see the Troubleshooting 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. CAUTION: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device. CAUTION: The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge’s warranty may be void as a result of the failure to respect the precautions listed above. NOTE: The main cable must be in confor- mity with CEI 60227 or CEI 60245 and the type of plug must match the standards in the country of use.
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Foreword User Manual page 6 Operating Environment Temperatures ■ ■ Do not expose the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 30° C (41° F to 86° F). As high end audio/video appliance, the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge has been designed with an efficient ventilation system. Allow 5 cm of clear- ance for airflow on all sides of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to prevent overheating. See Fig. 01. ■ ■ Do not stack the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge on or below another audio/video appliance such as a TV, VCR or DVD player. Other audio/video appliances require sufficient airflow and carry the same precautions of use. See Fig. 02 and Fig. 03. 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 recovery 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 (typi- cally 5-10% less). IMPORTANT INFO: Do not stack objects on top of the LaCin­ ema Mini HD Bridge, as they may interfere with the WiFi antenna. 5 cm 5 cm 5 cm Fig. 01 Fig. 02 Fig. 03
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Introduction User Manual page 7 1. Introduction Congratulations on the purchase of your new LaCinema Mini HD Bridge! The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge plugs directly into a wide array of audio/visual equipment for instant playback of stored home movies, music or photos. And with high-quality video and quality audio, there’s no compromise on performance. To get started, simply install storage (internal SATA hard disk or external USB hard drive), connect the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to your TV, and use the included remote to easily navigate through the menus, called Spaces, to listen to music, view photos or watch High definition movies. Click a topic: ■ ■ Setting Up: Hard Drive Installation and Transferring Files ■ ■ Setting Up: Connecting to TV and Network ■ ■ Playing Multimedia Files Quick Links
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Introduction User Manual page 8 1.1. Minimum System Requirements ■ ■ Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 ■ ■ Computer with available USB port ■ ■ Router with available Ethernet port
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Introduction User Manual page 9 Video Codecs ■ ■ MPEG-1 ■ ■ MPEG-2 / HD ■ ■ MPEG4 ■ ■ DivX / HD ■ ■ Xvid ■ ■ H.264 HD ■ ■ WMV9 HD ■ ■ VC-1 Video File Types (Containers) ■ ■ AVI ■ ■ MP4 ■ ■ MKV ■ ■ WMV ■ ■ DivX ■ ■ DAT ■ ■ MOV ■ ■ MPEG ■ ■ VOB ■ ■ ASF ■ ■ TS ■ ■ TP ■ ■ TRP ■ ■ M2TS ■ ■ DVR-MS ■ ■ ISO* ■ ■ Video_TS* External Hard Drive File Systems ■ ■ NTFS ■ ■ FAT32 (MS- DOS) ■ ■ HFS+ (not Journaled) Subtitles ■ ■ SRT ■ ■ SSA ■ ■ SUB ■ ■ SMI ■ ■ PSB ■ ■ ASS Audio File Types (Containers) ■ ■ MP3 ■ ■ WMA ■ ■ WAV/PMC/ LPMC ■ ■ AAC** ■ ■ OGG ■ ■ FLAC ■ ■ AC3 ■ ■ MP4 ■ ■ MKA Playlists ■ ■ M3U ■ ■ PLS ■ ■ WPL Dolby Digital / DTS ■ ■ Two channels only*** ■ ■ Multichannel decoding via optical S/PDIF and HDMI to home amplifier Photo File Types ■ ■ PNG ■ ■ GIF ■ ■ BMP ■ ■ JPEG (except Progressive JPEG) ■ ■ TIFF Video Outputs ■ ■ Composite (CVBS) ■ ■ HDMI 1.3 Audio Outputs ■ ■ Optical ■ ■ Stereo * DVD Video function is supported via VOB / IFO (Video_TS folder). If the drive is formatted in FAT32, DVD ISO file size cannot exceed 4GB due to file system format limitation. ** Supports iTunes encoded (m4a). *** For audio with more than 2 channels, connect the product to a digital home receiver. The audio is passed through the coaxial connection (see section 4.1.3. Optical Audio (S/PDIF) Connection). TECHNICAL NOTE: A container, such as AVI or MOV, is a file format that defines how the data stream is stored. They contain data that has been compressed using a codec. For a file to play properly on your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, both its codec and container type must be supported. TECHNICAL NOTE: You can download third party applications that will help you to identify a file’s codec, container, and other in- formation. LaCie suggests the free application Media Info. 1.2. Supported Formats
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Introduction User Manual page 10 1.3. Box Content Your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge package contains the system tower and an accessories box containing the items listed below. 1. LaCinema Mini HD Bridge 2. Remote control 3. 2 x AAA batteries 4. Video composite + stereo cable 5. HDMI cable 6. USB cable 7. Ethernet cable 8. External power supply 9. Screws (x2) 10. Quick Install Guide 11. Utilities CD-ROM (includes User Manual and Packet Video TwonkyMedia Server software for Mac and PC) 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 Supported Languages • Chinese (Simplified) • Chinese (Traditional) • Dutch • English • French • German • Greek • Italian • Japanese • Korean • Polish • Portuguese • Russian • Spanish • Swedish Please check the LaCie website for a complete list of supported lan- guages. Quick Install Guide © 2 009 LaCie, all rights reserved. 713255 090313 Genie Backup Assistant for Windows XP , Vista Intego Backup Assistant for Mac OS 10.4.9 or higher PV TwonkyMedia Server 5.0 for Windows XP , Vista Mac OS 10.3.9 or higher User Manual Manuel d’utilisation Guida per l'utente Benutzerhandbuch Manual de Usuario
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Introduction User Manual page 11 1.5. Views of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge 1.5.1. Front View 1. Infrared receiver – Receives the infrared signal from the remote control. Make sure the receiver is not obstructed. Stand-by button – By default, pushing this button puts the drive into stand-by mode or wakes it from standby (this behavior can be modified; see 1.7. Power Management for more details) 2. Blue status light – If the drive is connected to a TV or computer, this light will be on. It will turn off when disconnected. 3. USB port (connect disk) – Connect a USB disk, digital camera, or card reader to access its multimedia files directly from your TV. 1.5.2. Rear View 1. USB 2.0 device – Connect to your PC or Mac to copy files to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge’s internal storage 2. USB 2.0 host – Connect a USB disk, digital camera, or card reader 3. Ethernet connector – Connect to your home network via an Eth- ernet cable to your router 4. Optical audio out – Connect to digital home amplifier 5. Video composite + stereo connector – Connect to any TV (CRT) 6. HDMI – Connect to a High Definition flat screen TV or video projector 7. Power connector – Must be connected when the drive is at- tached to a TV. When connected to a computer, the drive is bus powered through the USB connection, but if your computer does not provide enough power through the USB port, connect the power supply. 1.5.3. Internal 1. WiFi connection – Antenna is inside the product. Connect the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to a network via WiFi in order to trans­ fer and play multimedia files. CAUTION: Do not stack another electronic device on or below the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge or place it in an enclosed area to avoid performance and overheating issues (Fig. 06). Fig. 04 Fig. 05 Fig. 06
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Introduction User Manual page 12 1.6. Cables and Connectors 1.6.1. A/V (Audio/Video) Cables These cables provide the audio and video signals to your stereo and TV. The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge supports the following standards: 1. Composite video + stereo audio – This is the most standard video connection (yellow) as well as left (white) and right (red) stereo audio inputs. If your TV only has a SCART connector, you can purchase a SCART-Composite adapter from your local retailer. 2. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) – This is the best audio/video method for connecting the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to HDTVs. 3. Optical Audio (S/PDIF) (not included) – This connection allows you to connect your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to a digital am- plifier. 1.6.2. USB Cable USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer or to each other. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 is the latest implementation of this standard, and it provides the necessary bandwidth and data transfer rates to support high speed devices such as hard drives, CD/DVD drives and digital cameras. Your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge is shipped with a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable to be used to connect the product to a PC or Mac (this cable should be connected to the rear (device) port). If you want to connect a USB peripheral (digital camera, USB drive, etc.) to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, use the USB cable that shipped with that product and connect it to the front (host) port. The included (device) cable will also work when connected to a USB port, but drive performance will be limited to USB 1.1 transfer rates. To achieve Hi-Speed USB 2.0 data transfer rates you need to be connected to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 host interface. Otherwise, transfer rates will be limited to USB 1.1 speeds. Fig. 07 Fig. 08 - USB cable ends Connection Maximum Resolution High Definition HDMI 1080p Standard Definition Composite 576p
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Introduction User Manual page 13 1.7. Power Management This product features a low power mode which conserves electricity when the drive is not in use, and an instant on mode which optimizes the drive for responsiveness (not applicable for USB-to-computer connection). Power modes By default, the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge is set to Instant ON mode, which means that when you press the power button on the remote control (Fig. 09) or the standby button on the front of the drive (Fig. 10), the user interface will turn off but the drive will remain avail- able for network connections (including file and UPnP/DLNA server features). Alternatively, you can put the drive in low power mode from the user interface. Go to the Shut Down menu in the Settings Space and choose Shut Down. This mode will turn off the user interface, attached hard disk (if connected), and network services (including UPnP/DLNA server features). Disconnecting the power supply Always enter low power mode by navigating to the shutdown menu in the Settings Space before disconnecting the power supply. This will prevent hard disk corruption. Fig. 09 Fig. 10
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Using the Remote Control User Manual page 14 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. The remote control must be pointed at the infrared receiver on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge (Fig. 12) no further away than of 23 feet (7 meters). To install the batteries: 1. Remove the battery compartment cover (Fig. 11). 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 compartment. 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 remove the batteries. When replacing batteries, please do not dispose of the used batteries with your normal household waste. Dispose of them by handing them over to a designed collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Fig. 11 Fig. 12 Remote control receiver
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Using the Remote Control User Manual page 15 2.2. Remote Control Key Index The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge’s remote control allows you to control the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge while its connected to your TV or home theatre center. Button 1. Infrared emitter 2. Stand-by 3. Previous track 4. Next track 5. Back (previous screen) 6. Select 7. Home menu 8. Play 9. Menu up 10. Left/rewind 11. Right/fast forward 12. Menu down 13. Stop 14. Pause 15. Access search menu 16. Option/info menu 17. Safely eject USB disk Fig. 13
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Using the Remote Control User Manual page 16 2.2.1. Important Button Details 1. OK: This button allows you to confirm a selection. 2. Return: Press this button to return to the previous menu. 3. Settings button: This button is used to display the available set- tings or actions in the different media spaces. During playback, pressing this button will bring up a contextual menu with adjustable settings. 4. Eject button: This button will safely eject an attached USB drive. Make sure to press this button before disconnecting the USB drive to avoid file system corruption that could make your disk unusable. Fig. 14
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Transferring Files User Manual page 17 3. Setting Up: Hard Drive Installation and Transferring Files In order to play files on your TV using the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, you must connect some kind of storage to the casing. You can install an internal hard disk (see 3.1.2. Option B: Install Internal Hard Disk) and/or connect an external USB hard drive (see 3.1.1. Option A: Connect External Hard Drive). When you have finished transferring files, disconnect the USB con- nection and proceed to chapter 4. Setting Up: Connecting to TV and Network. This chapter explains how to connect storage, transfer files to the drive, then how to disconnect the drive from your computer. 3.1. Connect Storage (External Hard Drive or Internal Hard Disk) 3.1.1. Option A: Connect External Hard Drive 3.1.2. Option B: Install Internal Hard Disk 3.2. Unmounting Your Drive Fig. 15 - File transfer with internal hard disk configuration
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Transferring Files User Manual page 18 3.1. Connect Storage (External Hard Drive or Internal Hard Disk) 3.1.1. Option A: Connect External Hard Drive This chapter explains how to load files onto your external hard drive, then how to connect the drive to your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. If you don’t need to transfer files to the hard drive, skip to step #5. The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge is compatible with three disk formats: HFS+ (non-journaled), NTFS, and FAT32. Refer to section 8. Refor- matting the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge for formatting information. 1. Connect your USB hard drive’s power cord (if applicable) and turn it on (if applicable). 2. Connect the USB cable from the hard drive to the USB port on your computer (Fig. 16). 3. When the drive mounts on your computer, copy the media files you wish to play on your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge from your computer to the external hard drive. 4. Disconnect the USB hard drive from your computer as noted in section 3.2. Unmounting Your Drive. 5. Connect the external hard drive to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge by connecting its USB cable to the corresponding port on the front or back of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge (Fig. 17). 6. Continue to 4. Setting Up: Connecting to TV and Network. Fig. 16 Fig. 17
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Transferring Files User Manual page 19 3.1.2. Option B: Install Internal Hard Disk When installing an internal hard drive, select a 2.5” SATA hard disk that turns at 5400 RPM. Check www.lacie.com for a list of compat- ible drives. LaCie cannot guarantee that all drives will be compatible with the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge is compatible with three disk formats: HFS+ (non-journaled), NTFS, and FAT32. Refer to section 8. Refor- matting the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge for formatting information. In addition to installing an internal hard disk, you can also connect an external USB hard drive as described in 3.1.1. Option A: Connect External Hard Drive. CAUTION: If you are replacing a drive, make certain that it has cooled before touching it. STEP 1: Install Drive 1. Make certain the power and USB 2.0 cables are disconnected from the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge casing. 2. Turn the casing over so the rubber feet are pointing up. Note the two plastic bands for prying the bottom plate from the top shell. 3. Open the casing by taking one plastic band in each hand, be- tween the thumb and index finger, and pull gently until the bot- tom plate and the top shell have come apart (Fig. 18). 4. Slide the drive, label facing up, onto the bottom plate rails (Fig. 19) until the drive’s SATA connector plugs into the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge’s internal SATA port (Fig. 20). continued on the next page >> Fig. 18 Fig. 19 Fig. 20
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Transferring Files User Manual page 20 5. Secure the disk drive in the casing by inserting the two included screws into the slots as indicated (Fig. 21). 6. Replace the top of the casing by first aligning the ports on the bottom plate with the cutouts on the top shell and then gently press down until you hear a “click” (Fig. 22), indicating that the casing has been successfully closed. Pay close attention to the connectors in the back of the device when replacing the top of the casing. continued on the next page >> Fig. 21 Fig. 22
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Transferring Files User Manual page 21 Step 2: Connect LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to Computer 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to your computer and the other end to the small USB port on the rear of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge (Fig. 23). 2. When the drive mounts on your computer, copy multimedia files to the mounted volume normally. If the drive does not mount on your computer, it may be for- matted incorrectly for your operating system or the enclosure may not be receiving enough electricity through your com- puter’s USB port. For information on reformatting your drive, see 8. Reformatting the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. If your drive is formatted in a compatible file system (HFS+ (non-journaled), NTFS, or FAT32) but still does not mount, connect the power adapter to ensure the drive receives enough power: a. Unplug the USB cable you connected in step 1. b. Connect the power adapter cable into the back of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge and the other end into a power outlet (Fig. 24). c. Reconnect the USB cable then move on to the next step. 3. Unmount the drive as described in section 3.2. Unmounting Your Drive and unplug the USB cable from the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. 4. Move on to section 4. Setting Up: Connecting to TV and Network. CAUTION: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your specific LaCie device. Do not use a power supply from another LaCie device or an- other manufacturer. Using any other power cable or power supply may cause damage to the device and void your warranty. Always remove the AC adapter before transporting your LaCie drive. Failure to remove the adapter may result in damage to your drive and will void your warranty. Fig. 23 Fig. 24
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Transferring Files User Manual page 22 3.2. Unmounting Your Drive In order to avoid file corruption on your external hard drive or inter- nal hard disk installed in the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, you should unmount its volume before unplugging the USB cable. Windows XP Users From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen), click the Eject icon (a small green arrow over a hardware image) (Fig. 25). A message will appear, listing the devices the Eject icon controls (it should say, “Safely remove...”). Click on the LaCie hard drive in this prompt. This message will appear: “Safe to Remove Hardware” (or simi- lar). It is now safe to disconnect the device. Windows Vista & Windows 7 Users From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen) click on the plug icon (note the white check mark inside a green circle) (Fig. 26). A message will appear, detailing the devices that may be safely unmounted. Select Eject for the device you wish to unmount (Fig. 27). A message will appear notifying you that it is safe to remove the device. Mac Users Drag the drive icon to the trash (Fig. 28). (The icon pictured be- low is a generic USB device icon. Your drive may be represented by an icon that looks like the drive itself.) When the icon disappears from the desktop, the drive can be disconnected. Fig. 25 Fig. 26 Fig. 27 Fig. 28
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Connecting to TV User Manual page 23 4. Setting Up: Connecting to TV and Network This chapter explains how to connect your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to your television in order to browser and play files. Once the connection is established, move on to section 5. Playing Multimedia Files for information on playing files. Setup consists of these steps: 4.1. STEP 1: Connect HDMI or Composite Cables 4.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable 4.3. STEP 3: Connect the Power Supply 4.4. STEP 4: Complete the Installation Wizard 4.1. STEP 1: Connect HDMI or Composite Cables IMPORTANT INFO: The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge cannot be connected to a TV and computer at the same time. Disconnect the USB cable before proceeding (see 3.2. Unmounting Your Drive). The LaCinema Mini HD Bridge supports different ways of connecting to televisions. From the following methods, choose the setup that matches the ports on your television or receiver: ■ ■ HDMI (section 4.1.1. HDMI (High-Definition) Connection) ■ ■ Composite (section 4.1.2. Composite Video & Stereo Audio Cable) In each of the above connection methods, it is possible to connect the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to home theater systems by plug- ging the S/PDIF cable (not included) to your digital amplifier via the digital optical audio connector (see section 4.1.3. Optical Audio (S/ PDIF) Connection for details. The chart at right illustrates the quali- ties made possible by the different connection methods. continued on the next page >> Connection Maximum Resolution High Definition HDMI 1080p Standard Definition Composite 576p TECHNICAL NOTE: The connectors on the rear of your TV may not appear exactly as shown in the following pages. Please read the labels next to the connectors carefully to ensure correct connections. Composite Router Power (optional) Ethernet Fig. 29
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Connecting to TV User Manual page 24 4.1.1. HDMI (High-Definition) Connection 1. Connect the HDMI cable to your television’s HDMI port and to the corresponding port on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge (Fig. 30). 2. Move on to the next step, 4.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable. 4.1.2. Composite Video & Stereo Audio Cable 1. Connect the three tips of the composite video and stereo cable to the proper ports on your television and to the corresponding port on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge (Fig. 31). 2. Move on to the next step, 4.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable. IMPORTANT INFO: Before connecting either of these cables, make sure you TV is turned off. Fig. 30 - HDMI connection Fig. 31 - Composite connection
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Connecting to TV User Manual page 25 4.1.3. Optical Audio (S/PDIF) Connection In each of the above connection methods, it is possible to connect the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge to home theater systems by plugging the S/PDIF cable (not included) into your digital amplifier via the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge’s digital optical audio connector. IMPORTANT INFO: Before connecting the cable, power off your digital amplifier. 1. Connect one end of a S/PDIF cable to your digital amplifier (Fig. 32). 2. Connect the other end of the cable to the back of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. 3. Move on to the next step, 4.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable. IMPORTANT INFO: Once you connect the cable and finish the rest of the steps in this section, you must enable digital audio in Settings > Audio Output instead of the default stereo audio. See section 9.1. Settings: Audio/Video (Fig. 33 and Fig. 34). Fig. 32 - S/PDIF connection Fig. 33 Fig. 34
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Connecting to TV User Manual page 26 4.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable NOTE: If you prefer to connect to the network wirelessly, skip this step. You will set up wireless in 4.4. STEP 4: Complete the Installa- tion Wizard. 1. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge (Fig. 35). 2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into an available Ethernet LAN (local area network) port on your router or hub (refer to your router or hub’s documentation if necessary). Allow a few moments for your network to recognize the drive. Now move on to the next step, 4.3. STEP 3: Connect the Power Supply. Fig. 35
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Connecting to TV User Manual page 27 4.3. STEP 3: Connect the Power Supply IMPORTANT INFO: If your power supply cable is already con- nected, turn on your TV and then skip to 4.4. STEP 4: Complete the Installation Wizard. 1. Plug one end of the power adapter cord into the back of LaCin- ema Mini HD Bridge and the other end into a power outlet (Fig. 36). 2. Turn on your television. TECHNICAL NOTE: If you don’t see the loading screen, adjust the video input on your TV to match the type of video cable you con- nected above (either HDMI or composite) (Fig. 37). 3. Move on to the next step, 4.4. STEP 4: Complete the Installation Wizard. HDMI 1 HDMI 2 S-VIDEO AV1 AV2 TV Fig. 36 Fig. 37 * * Screen may look different on your TV.
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Connecting to TV User Manual page 28 4.4. STEP 4: Complete the Installation Wizard The first time you turn on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, a wizard appears to help you configure your settings. The wizard appears only the first time you turn on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge unless you have reset the product. 1. Make sure the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge is connected to the TV, the power supply has been connected, and the TV is turned on. 2. A startup screen will appear during product initialization. 3. Select your language using the Up and Down buttons and pushing the Right or button to confirm (Fig. 38). 4. In the next screen, click Next (Fig. 39). 5. Select your TV’s physical aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) and click Next (Fig. 40). continued on the next page >> Fig. 38 Fig. 39 Fig. 40
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Setting Up: Connecting to TV User Manual page 29 6. Select the type of network connection (Wireless or Ethernet) and click Next, or click Skip (Fig. 41). IMPORTANT INFO: If you choose the Ethernet (wired) connec- tion, make sure you have connected the Ethernet cable as described in section 4.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable. 7. Select whether your network is assigned an IP address automati- cally of if you want to assign a static IP and click Next (Fig. 42). 8. If you selected a wired network, setup is finished. If you choose wireless: a. Select Wireless Favorites from the menu. b. Choose your wireless network and press Connect Now. c. You can configure multiple wireless networks from this page. To set one network as preferred, and therefore the server that the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge will connect to automatically, select the network and select the Favorites button (Fig. 43). d. When you see the successful connection icon to the right of the network listing, you can click the Close button. 9. Setup is finished. For further details, move on to 5. Playing Multimedia Files. Fig. 41 Fig. 43 Fig. 42
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 30 5. Playing Multimedia Files This chapter explains how to use the interface and to play files lo- cated either on the internal hard disk, an attached USB hard drive, or network source. To access your files, use the remote control to browse through the different media spaces – Movie, Photo, Music, or Network (Fig. 44). ■ ■ Files located on an internal hard disk or external hard drive will be organized according to their folder structure because Con- tent Aggregation is turned off by default. You can modify this so that they are organized according to certain parameters type (file type, date, recent, etc.). To do this, navigate to Settings Space > System > Content Aggregation (Fig. 45) and select either SATA (if you’ve installed an internal hard disk), or USB (if you’ve con- nected an external USB hard drive) (Fig. 46). ■ ■ If the file is stored on a connected network server, device, or computer, you can find the file in the Network Space (see 5.4. Network Space). ■ ■ If the file is stored on a connected external hard drive, you can also find its files by navigating to the Movie, Photo, or Music space and then USB1. File Type Section Movies 5.1. Movie Space Photos 5.2. Photos Space Music 5.3. Music Space File Location Section Connected USB hard drive or inter- nal hard disk 5.1. Movie Space 5.2. Photos Space 5.3. Music Space Network 5.4. Network Space Fig. 44 Fig. 45 Fig. 46
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 31 5.1. Movie Space Navigate to the Movies Space using the Left and Right but- tons. Then use the Up and Down buttons to browse within the Movie Space (Fig. 47). The Movie Space will display all of the supported video files that are accessible to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. Only files recognized as video files will be displayed. Music and Photo files will not be displayed. ■ ■ All Movies: Displays all available videos, sorted alphabetically ■ ■ By Folder: Displays videos according to the volume’s folder structure, including files located on an external USB hard drive connected to the front USB port ■ ■ Most recent: Displays the most recently played videos only ■ ■ USB1: Displays movie files located on an external USB hard drive connected to the front or rear USB port To load a movie, select the file you wish to play and press the button. A loading animation will appear while the it is being ana- lyzed to ensure optimum playback experience. NOTE: If you stop a film and then come back to it later, you will be asked if you want to play from where you left off or to start from the beginning. Fig. 47
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 32 5.1.1. Movie Space Options While a movie is playing, you can adjust several playback pa­ rameters. Press the Setup button to display or exit the on-screen menu, and use the Left and Right buttons to navigate to a setting and to enter the setting menu (see Fig. 48 for reference). Once you’ve selected the option you want, click the button. 1. Audio Languages: Select this option to modify the audio lan- guage (if alternates are available) 2. Subtitle: Select this option to activate/change the subtitles (if are available) 3. Zoom In: This feature allows you to zoom into a video. Once the feature has been selected, use the Up button to zoom in (Fig. 49). 4. Zoom Out: To zoom out, select this icon and press the Up but- ton. 5. Scroll: If you have zoomed into a video, select this icon to scroll around the video. Use the direction buttons on your remote control (Fig. 50). continued on the next page >> Fig. 48 Fig. 49 Fig. 50
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 33 6. Change play mode: By pressing the Setup button you can adjust the play mode as follows: a. Normal (Fig. 52) b. Repeat one: The currently playing file will repeat continuously (Fig. 53) c. Repeat all: All files in the current folder will play in succession repeatedly (Fig. 54) 7. Display info: Click this button to display information about the currently playing file such as time remaining and time elapsed. To exit the on-screen menu, click the Setup button once again. NOTE: You can pause the video while adjusting settings. NOTE: If you stop a file, the settings will revert to the default when you reopen the file. Fig. 51 Fig. 52 Fig. 54 Fig. 53
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 34 5.2. Photos Space Navigate to the Photo Space using the Left and Right buttons. Then use the Up and Down buttons to browse within the Photo Space (Fig. 55). The Photo Space will display all of the supported video files that are accessible to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. Only files recognized as photo files will be displayed. Music and video files will not be displayed. ■ ■ All Photos: Displays all available photos, sorted alphabetically by name ■ ■ By Date: Displays photos according to when the picture was taken ■ ■ By Folder: Displays photos according to the volume’s folder structure ■ ■ Most Recent: Displays the most recently played pictures only ■ ■ USB1: Displays movie files located on an external USB hard drive connected to the front or rear USB port To load a picture, select the file you wish to display and press the button. NOTE: It is possible to play music while watching a photo slide- show. To do so, first start the music via the Music Space. Then press the Home button, navigate to the Photo Space, then the photos you wish to play, and press the button. Fig. 55
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 35 5.2.1. Photo Space Options While a photo is being displayed, you can adjust several playback pa­ rameters. Press the Setup button to display or exit the on- screen menu, and use the Left and Right buttons to navigate to a setting and to adjust (see Fig. 56 for reference). Once you’ve selected the option you want, click the button. 1. Scroll: If you have zoomed into a video, select this icon to scroll around the video. Use the direction buttons on your remote control. 2. Rotate right: Rotate the photo 90 degrees clockwise. 3. Rotate left: Rotate the photo 90 degrees counter-clockwise. 4. Zoom in: This feature allows you to zoom into a video. Once the feature has been selected, use the Up button to zoom in (Fig. 57). 5. Zoom out: To zoom out, select this icon and press the Up but- ton. 6. Change play mode: Choose from: a. Normal b. Random (Fig. 58) c. Repeat one: The currently playing file will repeat continuously d. Repeat all: All files in the current folder will play in succession repeatedly. 7. Display info: Display info: Click this button to display informa- tion about the currently playing file. NOTE: You can pause the slideshow while adjusting settings. NOTE: If you stop a slideshow, the settings for a given photo and for the slideshow will revert to the default when you replay. Fig. 56 Fig. 57 Fig. 58
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 36 5.3. Music Space Navigate to the Music Space using the Left and Right buttons. Then use the Up and Down buttons to browse within the Music Space (Fig. 59). The Music Space will display all of the supported video files that are accessible to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. Only files recognized as audio files will be displayed. Photo and video files will not be displayed. ■ ■ All Music: Displays all available music files, sorted alphabetically by name ■ ■ By artist: Displays music files according to artist ■ ■ By genre: Displays music files according to genre ■ ■ By album: Displays music files according to album ■ ■ By folders: Displays music files according to the volume’s folder structure ■ ■ Most recent: Displays the most recently added music files only ■ ■ Playlist: Displays playlists (M3U, PLS, and WPL files) ■ ■ USB1: Displays music files located on an external USB hard drive connected to the front or rear USB port continued on the next page >> Fig. 59
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 37 ■ ■ Now playing: If a music file is playing, this icon will be present (Fig. 60). Clicking the button will take you to the Now Play- ing window. Click the button to stop music playback. To load a music file, select the file you wish to display and press the button. NOTE: It is possible to watch a photo slideshow while listening to music. To do so, first start the music. Then press the Home button, navigate to the Photos Space, then the album you wish to display, and press the button (Fig. 61). Fig. 60 Fig. 61
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 38 5.3.1. Music Space Options During playback, you can adjust several pa­ rameters (Fig. 62). Press the Setup button to display or exit the on-screen menu and con- figure the following settings. Once you’ve selected the option you want, click the button. 1. Normal : The currently playing file will repeat continuously (Fig. 63). 2. Repeat one: The currently playing file will repeat continuously (Fig. 64). 3. Repeat all: All files in the current folder will play in succession repeatedly (Fig. 65). continued on the next page >> Fig. 62 Fig. 63 Fig. 64 Fig. 65
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 39 4. Random: Files in the current folder or playlist will play in random order (Fig. 66). 5. Random repeat all: Files in the current folder or playlist will play in random order and in succession repeatedly (Fig. 67). Fig. 66 Fig. 67
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Multimedia Files User Manual page 40 5.4. Network Space Navigate to the Network Space using the Left and Right but- tons. Then use the Up and Down buttons to browse within the Network Space (Fig. 68). From this menu, you can access files located on media servers and computer shared folders located on your home network. 5.4.1. Media Servers Files located on networked UPnP/DLNA devices will appear in this section (Fig. 68). For more information on playing files from net- worked media servers, see 6. Playing Files From a Networked Media Server. To play files, use the remote control to select the files and then press the button. 5.4.2. Shared folders If you have configured certain folders on your PC or Mac to be shared on the network (see section 6.2. From Windows or Mac Com- puters), files located in these locations will be shown in Shared fold- ers (Fig. 69). To play files, use the remote control to select the files and then press the button. Fig. 68 Fig. 69
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Files From a Networked Media Server User Manual page 41 You can stream content to your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge via the network connection from a networked UPnP or DLNA server located on a host computer (Mac or PC) or a network-attached hard disk (NAS). In addition, the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge can read files from any UPnP device connected your Ethernet or wireless network. Once connected, files located on these sources will appear in the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge interface. For details, see below. TECHNICAL NOTE: The WiFi connection may not be sufficient to stream HD movies. You will noticed movie lagging or dropped im- ages. Photo slideshow could also show some delay on display, but streaming music should not be a problem. TECHNICAL NOTE: If you are having trouble streaming video, your router may be the limiting factor if it only supports 802.11g or lesser protocols. For best results streaming HD content, use a router that supports 802.11n. 6.1. Network-Attached Storage (NAS) If you have a NAS running a media server, it is possible to stream this content to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. In order to view your NAS content on LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, first make sure that both devices are connected to the network (Fig. 70). Once connected, files located on the NAS will appear in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. It is not possible to transfer files from a NAS to the external hard drive connected to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge using the TV inter- face. In this case, follow the steps to transfer files to either the exter- nal USB hard drive or the internal hard disk as described in chapter 3.1. Connect Storage (External Hard Drive or Internal Hard Disk). 6. Playing Files From a Networked Media Server Television Network Router NAS Media Server LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Fig. 70
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Files From a Networked Media Server User Manual page 42 6.2. From Windows or Mac Computers You can install software on your computer which will enable it to act as a UPnP media server and stream files to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge via your Ethernet or wireless network. Once the software has been installed and configured, files located on the host computer will appear in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge (see Fig. 71). Choose from two different software: Software Compatibility 6.2.1. Packet Video TwonkyVision PC/MAC 6.2.2. Windows Media Player (WMP) PC only 6.2.1. Packet Video TwonkyVision 1. From the Utilities CD-ROM, install the Packet Video TwonkyVi- sion software. 2. Once installed, launch the server from the Start Menu (Windows 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 access from the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge (Fig. 72). 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 Mini HD Bridge remote control. Files will appear in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. Fig. 71 Fig. 72 Television Network Router PC or Mac with TwonkyVision server software installed LaCinema Mini HD Bridge
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Files From a Networked Media Server User Manual page 43 6.2.2. Windows Media Player (WMP) IMPORTANT INFO: This software is compatible with Windows only. Install Windows Media Player (WMP) 11 to allow you to stream con- tent to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge via your Ethernet or wireless network. Follow these steps to configure the connection: 1. Make sure that the software is installed on your computer. WMP is preinstalled on Vista and Windows 7, but XP users may have to download and install the software. 2. Make sure that your computer, the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, and any UPnP devices are properly connected to your network (Fig. 73). 3. In WMP, turn on Media Sharing by clicking on Library > Media Sharing... (Fig. 74). 4. In the Media Sharing dialogue box, select Share My Media to... You must then tell WMP to share content with the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. Below the Share My Media check box, select the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge and click Allow (Fig. 75). 5. Multimedia content imported into WMP will now be accessible in the various Spaces on the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. Fig. 73 Fig. 74 Fig. 75 Network Router PC or Mac with Windows Media Player software installed LaCinema Mini HD Bridge
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Files From a Networked Media Server User Manual page 44 6.2.3. Shared folders on your Computer After you modify some settings in your operating system, you can make files located in certain folders on your computer available for playback on your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge in Network > Shared Folders (Fig. 76). Follow the steps below according to your operat- ing system. Windows XP 1. Log on to your computer as an administrator. 2. Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click Sharing and Security (Fig. 77). 3. If you see a message that reads, As a security measure, Win- dows has disabled remote access to this computer, click the Network Setup Wizard link (Fig. 78). Then follow the instructions in How to set up your computer for home networking. On the File and printer sharing page of the Network Setup Wizard, be sure to select Turn on file and printer sharing. If you do not see this message, skip this step and go to step 4. 4. In the Properties dialog box, select the Share this folder on the network check box (Fig. 79). 5. Click OK. Windows Explorer will show a hand holding the folder icon, indicating that the folder is now shared. The files contained in the folders you select will now be available to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge in Network > Shared Folders. Fig. 76 Fig. 77 Fig. 78 Fig. 79
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Files From a Networked Media Server User Manual page 45 Windows Vista & Windows 7 1. Locate the folder with the files you want to share. 2. Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click Share (Fig. 80). 3. In the File Sharing dialog box, click the arrow to the right of the text box and click Everyone to share the files with any device on your network (Fig. 81, 1), and then click Add (Fig. 81, 2). 4. Under Permission Level, click the arrow next to Everyone and select A Contributor (Fig. 81, 3). 5. When you are finished, click Share (Fig. 81, 4). If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. The files contained in the folders you select will now be available to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge in Network > Shared Folders. Fig. 80 Fig. 81
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Playing Files From a Networked Media Server User Manual page 46 Mac OS X 10.5.x & 10.6.x 1. Open your System Preferences and select Sharing. 2. Click File Sharing in the left-hand column and check the box (Fig. 82, 1). 3. Click the + sign under the column Shared Folders (Fig. 82, 2), and add the folders you would like to share with the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. 4. Select the first folder listed under Shared Folders. In the right- hand column, click on the permissions type for Everyone and select Read & Write (Fig. 82, 3). 5. Still in File Sharing preferences, click the Options button in the lower right-hand corner (Fig. 82, 4). In the window that opens, select Share files and folders using SMB. The files contained in the folders you select will now be available to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge in Network > Shared Folders. Mac OS X 10.4.x 1. Open your System Preferences and select Sharing in the Internet & Network section. 2. Click the Services tab, then select the check box next to Personal File Sharing. The files contained in the folders you select will now be available to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge in Network > Shared Folders. Fig. 82 Fig. 83
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Sharing Files Throughout Your Home Network User Manual page 47 7. Sharing Files Throughout Your Home Network Thanks to its support for network protocols, your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge can share files located on an external USB connected to one of its USB ports or its internal hard disk to computers and digital media players on your network. To manage files located on the external hard drive connected to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge or internal hard disk from a networked PC or Mac, see section 7.1. Manage Files from a Networked Com- puter. To use a UPnP- or DLNA-compliant digital media player to play files located on the external hard drive connected to your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge or internal hard disk, see section 7.2. Play Files on Networked Media Players. 7.1. Manage Files from a Networked Computer It is convenient to use the network connection to transfer, move, or delete files located on the external hard drive connected to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge or internal hard disk once it has been connected to the TV. Follow these steps to manage files using your networked computer: 7.1.1. STEP 1: Verify Physical Connection 7.1.2. STEP 2: LaCie Network Assistant: Install 7.1.3. STEP 3: LaCie Network Assistant: Manage Files
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Sharing Files Throughout Your Home Network User Manual page 48 7.1.1. STEP 1: Verify Physical Connection 1. First, make sure the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge has been con- nected to the TV and network as described in section (4. Setting Up: Connecting to TV and Network). 2. Next, makes sure the storage has been connected as described in section 3.1. Connect Storage (External Hard Drive or Internal Hard Disk). 7.1.2. STEP 2: LaCie Network Assistant: Install LaCie Network Assistant software detects all LaCie network attached storage devices (and external hard drives connected to them) on your network and gives you easy ways to connect to or configure them. Once installed and running, LaCie Network Assistant (LNA) will ap- pear in your task bar (Windows users) or in the menu bar (Mac us- ers) and automatically search for storage devices on your network. When a new device is found, the icon will blink. When LNA finds the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge on the network, you can access the external hard drive to manage files, and you can use LNA to configure the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge’s network settings. TECHNICAL NOTE: As an alternative to using the LaCie Network Assistant to access the drive, you can use its IP address to open a network (SMB) connection. See section 7.1.4. Alternative Network Connection Methods for more details. The IP address can be found by using the remote control to navigate to Settings > Network > Network Setup. Install LaCie Network Assistant: 1. Insert the CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. 2. Windows users, the CD should appear in My Computer. Mac users, the CD should appear on the desktop. Double-click the CD icon, then double-click “LaCie Network Assistant Setup” (Fig. 84). 3. Follow the Wizard to complete installation. Now move on to the next step, 7.1.3. STEP 3: LaCie Network As- sistant: Manage Files. Fig. 84
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Sharing Files Throughout Your Home Network User Manual page 49 7.1.3. STEP 3: LaCie Network Assistant: Manage Files Windows Users: a. Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A Network Assistant icon will appear in the system tray (Fig. 85) and Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCinema Mini HD Bridge. b. From the system tray, click the LaCie Network Assistant icon then MiniHD > LaCie (Fig. 87) or Connect Manually. The volume will open in an explorer window. c. Drag files or folders onto this volume, reorganize them, or delete them. Mac Users: a. Select LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications folder. A Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar (Fig. 86) and Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCin- ema Mini HD Bridge. b. From the menu bar, click the LaCie Network Assistant icon then MiniHD > LaCie or Connect Manually. The volume will open in a Finder window. c. Drag files or folders onto this volume, reorganize them, or delete them. continued on the next page >> Fig. 85 Fig. 86 Fig. 87
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LaCinema Mini HD Bridge Sharing Files Throughout Your Home Network User Manual page 50 IMPORTANT INFO: Make sure that IPConf support is activated in the LaCie Network Assistant preferences (Fig. 88, PC users, and Fig. 89, Mac users). IMPORTANT INFO: If you want to delete files from the external hard drive connected to the LaCinema Mini HD Bridge, you must empty the Trash or Recycle Bin after moving the files there. Other- wise, the files will still have a reference and occupy hard drive space. Fig. 88 Fig. 89

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