LaCinema Premier

LaCie LaCinema Premier manual

LaCinema Premier

User manual for the LaCie LaCinema Premier in English. This PDF manual has 47 pages.

Table of contents

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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 1 Table of Contents Health and Safety Precautions 4 General Use Precautions 4 Operating Environment Temperature 5 1. Introduction 7 Your LaCie LaCinema Premier Capabilities 7 2. About Your LaCie LaCinema Premier 8 2.1. System Requirements 8 2.2. Box Content 9 2.3. Languages 10 2.4. Views of the LaCinema Premier 11 2.4.1. Front View 11 2.4.2. Rear View 12 2.5. Cables and Connectors 13 2.5.1. A/V (Audio/Video) Cables 13 2.5.2. USB Cable 14 3. Uploading Multimedia Files 15 3.1. Connecting the LaCinema Premier to Your Computer 15 3.2.Transferring Files to the LaCinema Premier 16 3.2.1. Uploading Multimedia Files 16 3.2.2. Data File Storage 16 3.3. Disconnecting Your LaCie LaCinema Premier 17 4. Connecting the LaCinema Premier to Your TV and Stereo 18 4.1. Power Connection 18 4.2. Audio/Video Connection 19 4.2.1. Composite Video 19 4.2.2. Component Video 20 4.2.3. Optical or Coaxial Audio Connection 21 5. LaCie LaCinema Premier Remote Control 22 5.1. Battery Installation 22 5.2. Remote Control Key Index 23 5.2.1. Functions of Basic Buttons 23 5.2.2. Buttons for Video Playback 24 5.2.3. Buttons for DVD Playback 25 5.2.4. Buttons for Music Playback 26 5.2.5. Buttons for Photo Playback 26 6. Playing Multimedia Files and Settings 27 6.1. Main Menu 27
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 2 6.2. Movies Menu 27 6.3. Music Menu 28 6.4. Photos Menu 28 6.5. Setup Menu 29 6.5.1. Audio Out 29 6.5.2.TV Mode 30 6.5.3.TV Type 30 6.5.4. Other Settings 31 6.5.5. Firmware Update 32 7. Reformatting the LaCinema Premier 33 7.1. Formatting for Windows Users 34 7.2. Formatting for Mac Users 36 8.Technical Information 37 8.1. ISO Compatibility 37 8.2. XviD Compatibility 37 8.3. Subtitle Compatibility 37 8.4. Optimizing Data Transfers 38 9.Troubleshooting 39 9.1.Troubleshooting – Mac Users 39 9.2.Troubleshooting – Windows Users 41 9.3.Troubleshooting – TV/Stereo Connection 42 10. Contacting Customer Support 44 10.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts 45 Warranty Information 46 12. Glossary 47
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 3 Copyrights Copyright © 2007 LaCie. All rights reserved. No part of this publi- cation may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, me- chanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple,Mac,and Macintosh are reg- istered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.Microsoft,Windows 98,Windows 98 SE,Windows 2000,Windows Mil- lennium Edition and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks men- tioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Changes The material in this document is for information only and subject to change without notice. While reason- able 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 A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Cana- dian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. FCC Statement Tested To Comply With FCC standards For Home or Office Use LaCie LaCinema Premier This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: The devices may not cause harmful 1. interference The devices must accept any inter- 2. ference received, including inter- ference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pur- suant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installa- tion. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency en- ergy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not oc- cur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful inter- ference 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 in- terference by one or more of the fol- lowing measures: 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 experienced ❖ ❖ radio/TV technician for help. Modifications to this product not authorized by LaCie could void the FCC & Industry Canada regulations and negate your authority to operate the product. Manufacturer’s Declara- tion for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following Eu- ropean standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN55024 With reference to the following condi- tions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Direc- tive; 89/336/EEC EMC Directive CAUTION: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 4 This symbol on the prod- uct or on its packaging indicates that this prod- uct 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 collec- tion point for the recycling 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 recy- cled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product. 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 your LaCie LaCin- ❖ ❖ ema Premier or attempt to disas- semble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emissions. Your LaCie LaCinema Premier contains no user-service- able parts. If it appears to be mal- functioning, 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 LaCie LaCin- ema Premier, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-cir- cuiting, fire or personal injury. Make sure that the computer and ❖ ❖ LaCie LaCinema Premier are elec- trically grounded. If the devices are not grounded, there is an increased risk of electrical shock. Power re- quirements 100-240 V~, 1.5 A, 60- 50 Hz, (Supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal, transient over-voltages according to over-voltage category II). Health and Safety Precautions Do not expose the LaCie LaCine- ❖ ❖ ma Premier to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 30° C (41° F to 86° F); or to operational humid- ity beyond 5-80%, non-condensing, or non-operating humidity beyond 10-90%, non-condensing. Doing so may damage the LaCie LaCin- ema Premier or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie LaCin- ema Premier near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, plac- ing your LaCie LaCinema Premier in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. Always unplug the LaCie LaCine- ❖ ❖ ma Premier from the electrical out- let if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused 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 use the LaCie LaCinema ❖ ❖ Premier near other electrical appli- ances such as televisions or radios. Doing so may cause interference General Use Precautions CAUTION: The LaCie LaCinema Premier's warranty may be void as a result of the failure to respect the precautions listed above.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 5 .&/6 0, which will adversely affect the op- eration of the other products. Do not place the LaCie LaCinema ❖ ❖ Premier near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer dis- plays, televisions or speakers. Mag- netic interference can affect the op- eration and stability of your LaCie LaCinema Premier. Do not place objects on top of the ❖ ❖ LaCie LaCinema Premier or use excessive force on it. Never use excessive force on your ❖ ❖ LaCie LaCinema Premier. 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 recep- tion. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Do not expose the LaCie LaCinema Premier to temperatures ❖ ❖ outside the range of 5° C to 30° C (41° F to 86° F). As high end audio/video appliance, the LaCie LaCinema Premier has been designed with an efficient ventilation system. Allow 5 cm of clearance for airflow on all sides of the LaCinema Premier to prevent overheating. See Fig. A. Do not stack the LaCie LaCinema Premier on another au- ❖ ❖ dio/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. B. Operating Environment Temperature Fig. B 5 cm 5 cm 5 cm Fig. A
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 6 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 drive, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard drive, another external hard drive 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 web site. 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).
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 7 1. Introduction Congratulations on the purchase of your new LaCie LaCinema Premier! The high-capacity, portable LaCie LaCinema Premier 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 DTS quality audio, there’s no compromise on performance. To get started, use your Mac or PC to transfer your movies, music and photos to the LaCie LaCinema Pre- mier. Then, simply connect the LaCie LaCinema Pre- mier to your TV and use the included remote to eas- ily navigate through the menus to listen to music, view photos or watch movies. The LaCie LaCinema Premier allows you to choose from MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (AVI, VOB, IFO, ISO) and MPEG-4 (AVI, DivX®, XviD) video formats for easy playback. And the LaCie LaCinema Premier of- fers several different connectivity options: NTSC/PAL composite and S-Video, SCART and component video (yPbPr). Your LaCie LaCinema Premier Capabilities ■ ■ Connect directly to your TV for instant playback of ❖ ❖ movies, music or photos Connect directly to your computer to store, archive or ❖ ❖ backup your multi-media files and data Ideal for delivering rough cuts to clients for review ❖ ❖ Entertainment center for exhibitions and promotions ❖ ❖
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 8 2. About Your LaCie LaCinema Premier 2.1. System Requirements Windows Users 500MHz Intel Pentium II processor or later ❖ ❖ Windows 2000, XP or Vista ❖ ❖ 256MB RAM minimum ❖ ❖ USB interface port ❖ ❖ Internet connection (for downloading updates) ❖ ❖ Mac Users G4 or later, or Intel Core Duo ❖ ❖ Mac OS X ❖ ❖ 256MB RAM minimum ❖ ❖ USB interface port ❖ ❖ Internet connection (for downloading updates) ❖ ❖ Supported Audio/Video/File Formats – All Users ■ ■ Video Photo Audio Supported Video File Formats: MPEG-1 ❖ ❖ MPEG-2 (AVI, ISO, IFO, VOB)* ❖ ❖ MPEG-4 (AVI; DivX 3.11, 4.x and ❖ ❖ 5.x; XviD) Supported subtitle format: SUB, ❖ ❖ SRT, SMI Supported Photo File Formats: JPEG (up to 8MP) ❖ ❖ BMP ❖ ❖ PNG ❖ ❖ Supported Audio File Formats: WMA ❖ ❖ MP3 ❖ ❖ MPEG-4 (AAC) ❖ ❖ AC3 ❖ ❖ OGG ❖ ❖ Supported Video Outputs: Composite video: NTSC/PAL, S-Video – Composite RCA, S-Video ❖ ❖ mini-din Component video: Analog yPbPr (progressive or interlaced, scalable up to ❖ ❖ 1920x1080i or 1280x720p) – RGB Color Component Video 3 RCA Supported Audio Outputs: Dual Stereo analog audio (left ❖ ❖ and right) Optical or coaxial SPDIF ❖ ❖ * Mac OS: DVD Video function is supported via VOB / IFO (Video_TS folder). DVD ISO file size cannot exceed more than 4GB. FAT32 / MS-DOS file system does not support files size higher than 4GB. Do not try to format in HFS+ file system as it is not supported in TV mode.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 9 2.2. Box Content Your LaCie LaCinema Premier box should contain the following: Important Info: Please save your pack- aging. In the event that the drive should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. 3 1 2 1 LaCie LaCinema Premier 2 Remote control 3 Composite video/stereo cable 4 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable 5 External power supply and power cord 6 Utilities CD-ROM 7 Quick Install Guide 8 Batteries LaCinema Premier LaCie ‘1-Click’ Backup Software for Mac & Windows 711894 070906 6 4 Quick Install Guide LaCie LaCinema Premier multimedia hard drive 7 .&/6 0, 8 5
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 10 2.3. Languages Important Info: *These languages require an additional font. If you intend to use these lan- guages, please contact your LaCie reseller or con- tact LaCie Customer Support. Supported Languages ■ ■ English ❖ ❖ French ❖ ❖ German ❖ ❖ Italian ❖ ❖ Japanese* ❖ ❖ Korean* ❖ ❖ Spanish ❖ ❖ Portuguese ❖ ❖
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 11 2.4. Views of the LaCinema Premier 2.4.1. Front View ■ ■ 1 Infrared receiver – Receives the infrared sig- nal from the remote control. Make sure the re- ceiver is not obstructed. 2 Play LED – Illuminates when the LaCinema Premier is playing a file. 3 Power LED – Iluminates when the LaCinema Premier is powered on. 4 Hard Drive LED – Illuminates when the hard drive is accessing data. 5 Power Button – Push to turn the LaCinema Premier on or off. 6 Control Buttons MENU – Press to return to main menu OK – Press to confirm a selection (stop) – Stops playback (play) – Starts playback 7 Navigation/Control Buttons – Move up in a menu – Move down in a menu – Move left in a menu; rewind during movie playback – Move right in a menu; fast forward during movie playback .&/6 0, 3 4 5 6 2 1 7
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 12 2.4.2. Rear View ■ ■ USB 2.0 DC 12V L Y Pb Pr R COAXIAL VIDEO S-VIDEO OPTICAL EXT.IR 1 1 Ventilation Opening – The fan blows air through this opening. Do not block. 2 Optical Audio – Connect optical cable to your amplifier for digital surround sound feature of DVD video. 3 S-video – Connect to S-Video connector on your TV (sold separately) 4 Component Video – Highest video quality connection (cable sold separately). Allows up- scaling up to 1080i. Y (green) ❖ ❖ Pb (blue) ❖ ❖ Pr (red) ❖ ❖ 5 External Infrared – Connect cable (sold sepa- rately) to move infrared reciever to another loca- tion. 6 12V DC Power Connection 7 USB 2.0 Port – Connect the supplied USB ca- ble to transfer files from your computer. 8 Composite (Analog) Audio – Left (white) and right (red) 9 Coaxial – Connect coaxial cable to your ampli- fier for digital surround sound feature of DVD video. 10 Composite Video – For use with composite video connections. Do not connect composite video and S-video simultaneously. 2 3 9 10 5 6 7 4 8
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 13 2.5. Cables and Connectors 2.5.1. A/V (Audio/Video) Cables ■ ■ The A/V cables provide the audio and video signals to your stereo and TV.The LaCie LaCinema Premier sup- ports the A/V standards shown below: 1 Composite video/stereo audio – This is the most standard video connection as well as left (white) and right (red) stereo audio inputs. 2 S-Video – This is a higher quality video connec- tion method for connecting the LaCinema Pre- mier to TVs (sold separately) with an S-video connection. 3 Component video – This is the video connec- tion method for connecting the LaCinema Pre- mier to HDTVs and higher-end TVs (sold sepa- rately). 4 Coaxial (A) or Optical (B) – This is the digital audio connector used to enable surround sound, and connects to the digital input of your Dolby Digital or DTS home theatre A/V receiver. (sold separately) Technical note: If the A/V cable includ- ed with your LaCie LaCinema Premier does not match the connections on your audio/video equip- ment, please contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Customer Support for information on additional cables (sold separately). 1 2 3 4 A B
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 14 USB is a serial input/output technology for connect- ing 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. USB 2.0 Cables Your LaCie drive is shipped with a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable,to ensure maximum data transfer performance when connected to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port.The cable will also work when connected to a USB port, but drive performance will be limited to USB 1.1 transfer rates. USB 2.0 Cable and Cable End 2.5.2. USB Cable ■ ■ Technical note: To achieve Hi-Speed USB 2.0 data transfer rates you need to be con- nected to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 host interface. Otherwise, transfer rates will be limited to USB 1.1 speeds.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 15 3. Uploading Multimedia Files 3.1. Connecting the LaCinema Premier to Your Computer Connect the power supply cable to the power supply 1. port on the back of the LaCie LaCinema Premier and to a grounded power outlet (Fig. 3.1-A). Turn on the LaCinema Premier by pushing the pow- 2. er button on the front of the drive (Fig. 3.1-B) Connect the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable into the 3. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on the back of the LaCie LaCinema Premier. Connect the other end of the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable into an available USB port on your computer (Fig. 3.1-C). The LaCinema Premier icon will appear on your 4. computer (on the desktop for Mac users, and in the My Computer folder for Windows users) after a few seconds. Proceed to section 3.2, Transferring Files to the LaCinema Premier. Figure 3.1-A .&/6 0, Figure 3.1-B Power button Figure 3.1-C
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 16 3.2. Transferring Files to the LaCinema Premier When the LaCie LaCinema Premier is recognized by your computer, you can start adding your music, pho- tos and videos. To add files, simply drag and drop the appropriate files and folders. Organize folders any way you want. To remove files from their folders, simply drag them to the Trash or the Recycle Bin. Important Info: If you want to remove files from the LaCie LaCinema Premier, you must empty the Trash or Recycle Bin after placing the files there. Otherwise, the files will still have a ref- erence and occupy hard drive space. 3.2.1. Uploading Multimedia Files ■ ■ 3.2.2. Data File Storage ■ ■ You can also use your LaCie LaCinema Premier to store standard data files. Just create a separate folder (such as “Backup”) on the drive for storage and simply drag and drop files into it.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 17 External USB devices feature “plug & play” connec- tivity,which means that your drive can be connected and disconnected while the computer is running. To prevent failures, however, it is important to follow these steps when disconnecting your LaCie hard drive. Mac Users Drag the LaCinema Premier drive icon to the 1. trash.(The icon pictured below 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, 2. the drive can be disconnected. Windows Users From the 1. System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen), click the Eject icon (a small green arrow over a hardware im- age). A message will appear, listing the devices the 2. Eject icon controls (it should say, “Safely re- move...”). Click on the LaCie hard drive in this prompt. This message will appear: “Safe to Remove 3. Hardware”(or similar). It is now safe to discon- nect the device. 3.3. Disconnecting Your LaCie LaCinema Premier
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 18 4. Connecting the LaCinema Premier to Your TV and Stereo The LaCie LaCinema Premier can be connected to your television only or to your television and to your stereo. Connect the external power supply to the LaCinema 1. Premier and to a grounded electrical outlet (Fig. 4.1- A) Turn on the LaCinema Premier by pushing the pow- 2. er button on the front of the drive (Fig. 4.1-B). 4.1. Power Connection Figure 4.1-A .&/6 0, Figure 4.1-B Power button
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 19 Important Info: The LaCie LaCinema Premier cannot be connected to a TV and com- puter at the same time. Technical note: When using the Com- posite A/V cable, use either the S-Video connec- tor or the yellow Composite RCA jack. Do not use both. You will not receive a signal if both the S-Video connector and the yellow Composite RCA jack are plugged in at the same time. To connect the LaCinema Premier to TV via a stereo audio and composite video cable, power on the LaCinema Premier as described in section 4.1 and follow the diagram below. Figure 4.2.1 4.2.1. Composite Video ■ ■ 4.2. Audio/Video Connection
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 20 To connect the LaCinema Premier to a TV via component video, power on the LaCinema Premier as de- scribed in section 4.1 and follow the diagram below. COMPONENT Y Pr Pb Component Cable USB 2.0 DC 12V L Y Pb Pr R COAXIAL VIDEO S-VIDEO OPTICAL EXT.IR Figure 4.2.2 4.2.2. Component Video ■ ■ Important Info: Do not connect com- posite video (yellow) when using the component video connections.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 21 To connect the LaCinema Premier to a Digital Dolby / DTS decoder / amplifier via a coaxial or opti- cal cable, power on the LaCinema Premier as described in section 4.1, connect video cables and follow the diagram below. Important Info: Make sure that you have enabled Digital Audio in the setup menu instead of the default analog audio. See section 6.5.1. USB 2.0 DC 12V L Y Pb Pr R COAXIAL VIDEO S-VIDEO OPTICAL EXT.IR COAXIAL OPTICAL Optical Coaxial OR Figure 4.2.3 4.2.3. Optical or Coaxial Audio Connection ■ ■
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 22 5. LaCie LaCinema Premier Remote Control Some of the buttons of the remote control have dif- ferent 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. 5.1. 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: Remove the battery compartment cover. 1. Load the batteries onto the battery compartment. 2. Position the batteries so that the “+” symbols on the batteries face the same direction as the “+” symbols on the battery compartment. Slide the battery compartment cover back into the 3. remote. Important Info: If you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time, we recommend that you remove the batteries.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 23 The LaCie LaCinema Premier’s remote control al- lows you to control the LaCie LaCinema Premier while its connected to your TV or home theatre center. The four following sections illustrate the functionality of the remote control based on the operation being used. 5.2. Remote Control Key Index 5.2.1. Functions of Basic Buttons ■ ■ 1 4 9 11 17 19 21 25 5 12 26 22 3 7 10 14 18 20 24 28 6 8 13 27 23 2 15 16 Button Function 1 – Power Power the LaCinema Premier on/off 2 – Setup Enter setup menu 3 – Mute Turn off sound 4 – Movie Press during movie playback to play all movies in same folder sequentially 5 – Music Press during music playback to play all music in same folder sequentially 6 – Photo 7 – File 13 – Stop Stops playback 14 – Return Return to main menu (does not work during movie playback) 15 – Direction buttons Up/Down buttons ( ): Menu screen - move up and down ❖ ❖ Left/Right buttons ( ): Menu screen – move left and right ❖ ❖ During movie playback – adjusts ❖ ❖ playback speed (-32x to +32x) 28 – TV out To change TV Out (does not work when playing a file) Cycles through: NTSC Composite > PAL Composite > HDTV480p Component > HDTV720p Compo- nent > HDTV1080i Component
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 24 5.2.2. Buttons for Video Playback ■ ■ Button Function 4 – Movie To play all movies in same folder sequentially, press this key while playing a movie 5 – Music To select audio in case that a playing file has multi-audio 8 – Number keys Use with GOTO button to go directly to a file 9 – GOTO Use with number keys to go directly to a file 10 – INFO 1st press – Shows information on current file ❖ ❖ 2nd press – Shows current playing time ❖ ❖ 12 – Play/Pause Plays or pauses the current file 15 – Direction buttons Menu screen: Move up, down, left, right ❖ ❖ During playback: Left/right – rewind/fast forward (-32x to +32x) ❖ ❖ 16 – OK Confirms a selection 17 – Volume Controls volume level 18 – Page +/- Moves to the next or previous file 19 – Rewind/Fast Forward Rewind/fast forward (-32, 16, 8, 4, 2 ~ +2, 4, 8, 16, 32x) 20 – Sync Controls subtitle synchronization (-100S ~ +100S) 21- Zoom Changes screen size during movie playback (3 levels): To control screen size : ‘Zoom On’+ ❖ ❖ + OK Pan & Scan model : ‘Pan & Scan’ + OK ❖ ❖ To return to default screen size : ‘Zoom Default’ + OK ❖ ❖ 22- Scroll Moves whole screen up, down, left, right. ‘Scroll On’ + + OK 23 - Subtitle Controls position, size, ON and OFF of subtitle (6 levels): Off : ‘Subtitle Off’ + OK ❖ ❖ Position : ‘Subtitle position’ + ❖ ❖ + OK Size(Small) : ‘Subtitle small’ + OK ❖ ❖ Size(Large) : ‘Subtitle large’ + OK ❖ ❖ Multi subtitle : ‘Subtitle 1’ + OK or ‘Subtitle 2’ + OK ❖ ❖ 24 - Picture To control brightness, contrast, saturation (Standard=32) Brightness : Brightness 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK Contrast : Contrast 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK Saturation : Saturation 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK 27 - Bookmark Starts playback from a specific bookmarked position Press Bookmark button during playback to bookmark the current position ❖ ❖ Press Bookmark button in Main Menu, to start playback from bookmarked position ❖ ❖ 1 4 9 11 17 19 21 25 5 12 26 22 3 7 10 14 18 20 24 28 6 8 13 27 23 2 15 16
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 25 Button Function 5 – Music To select audio in case that a playing file has multi-audio 8 – Number keys To move to or select a chapter 9 – GOTO To go directly to a chapter: GOTO + + numeric button + OK 10 – INFO 1st press – Shows information on current file ❖ ❖ 2nd press – Shows current playing time ❖ ❖ 11 – Angle Changes viewing angle for DVDs with angle information 12 - Play/Pause Plays or pauses the movie 13 - Stop Stops playback 15 – Direction buttons Menu screen: Move up, down, left, right ❖ ❖ During playback: Left/right – rewind/fast forward (-32x to +32x) ❖ ❖ 16 – OK Confirms a selection 17 – Volume Controls volume level 18 – Page +/- Moves to the next or previous file 19 – Rewind/Fast Forward Rewind/fast forward (-32, 16, 8, 4, 2 ~ +2, 4, 8, 16, 32x) 20 – Sync Controls subtitle synchronization (-100S ~ +100S) 21- Zoom Changes screen size during DVD playback (3 levels): To control screen size : ‘Zoom On’+ ❖ ❖ + OK Pan & Scan model : ‘Pan & Scan’ + OK ❖ ❖ To return to default screen size : ‘Zoom Default’ + OK ❖ ❖ 22- Scroll Moves whole screen up, down, left, right. ‘Scroll On’ + + OK 23 - Subtitle Selects subtitle during DVD playback: ‘Subtitle’ (1 or 2) + OK 24 - Picture To control brightness, contrast, saturation (Standard=32) Brightness : Brightness 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK Contrast : Contrast 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK Saturation : Saturation 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK 25 - Menu Go to DVD menu 26 - Title Shows DVD title 27 - Bookmark Starts playback from a specific bookmarked position Press Bookmark button during playback to bookmark the current position ❖ ❖ Press Bookmark button in Main Menu, to start playback from bookmarked position ❖ ❖ 5.2.3. Buttons for DVD Playback ■ ■ 1 4 9 11 17 19 21 25 5 12 26 22 3 7 10 14 18 20 24 28 6 8 13 27 23 2 15 16
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 26 Button Function 5 – Music Selects playback mode (one file, repeat, folder, etc.) 12 – Play/Pause Plays or pauses the current file 13 – Stop Stops playback 15 – Direction buttons Menu screen: Move up, down, left, right ❖ ❖ During playback: Left/right – seeks backward/forward in 15-second increments ❖ ❖ 16 - OK Confirms a selection 17 - Volume Controls volume level 18 – Page +/- Moves to the next or previous file 19 – Rewind/Fast Forward Seeks backward/forward in 15-second increments 5.2.4. Buttons for Music Playback ■ ■ Button Function 5 – Music Changes the BGM (Background Music) mode 6 – Photo Sets the current (“playing”) photo as the background 13 – Stop Stops playback 15 – Direction buttons Menu screen: Move up, down, left, right ❖ ❖ In Zoom mode: Enlarges or reduces screen (100% - 300%) ❖ ❖ During picture playback: Left or right rotates picture by 90 degrees ❖ ❖ 16 - OK Confirms a selection 17 - Volume Controls volume level 18 – Page +/- Moves to the next or previous file 21 - Zoom Controls picture size 22 - Scroll Moves Up, Down, Left, Right in playing a Zoomed picture: Zoom in on a picture + ‘Scroll on’ + ❖ ❖ + SCROLL 24 - Picture To control brightness, contrast, saturation (Standard=32) Brightness : Brightness 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK Contrast : Contrast 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK Saturation : Saturation 32 + ❖ ❖ + OK 5.2.5. Buttons for Photo Playback ■ ■ 1 4 9 11 17 19 21 25 5 12 26 22 3 7 10 14 18 20 24 28 6 8 13 27 23 2 15 16
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 27 The following sections provide an overview of the different menu options of the LaCie LaCinema Premier while it is connected to your TV. When you first power on the LaCie LaCinema Pre- mier, the Main Menu appears. From this menu, you can choose from five different menus: Movies ❖ ❖ Music ❖ ❖ Photos ❖ ❖ Browser ❖ ❖ Setup ❖ ❖ You can scroll through the menus using the naviga- tion buttons. To confirm your choice and enter a menu, press the OK button. Fig. 6.1 This menu will display all of the “movie” files that you have uploaded to your LaCie LaCinema Premier. You can scroll through the list of movies using the and buttons. To confirm your choice, press the OK button. Only files recognized as movie files will be displayed. Music and photo files will not be displayed. To view all file types, select the Browser menu. 6. Playing Multimedia Files and Settings 6.1. Main Menu 6.2. Movies Menu Fig. 6.2
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 28 Fig. 6.3 Fig. 6.4-A This menu will display all of the music files that you have uploaded to your LaCie LaCinema Premier. You can scroll through the music list using the and but- tons.To confirm your choice, press the OK button. Only files recognized as music files will be displayed. Movie and photo files will not be displayed. To view all file types, select the Browser menu. This menu will display all of the photo files you have uploaded to your LaCie LaCinema Premier. You can scroll through the list of pictures by using the and buttons.To confirm your choice, press the OK button. Only files recognized as photo files will be displayed. Music and movie files will not be displayed. To view all file types, select the Browser menu. Background Music To play music while viewing photos: Connect the LaCie LaCinema Premier to your com- 1. puter and copy music files into the “BGM” folder. If a BGM folder does not already exist, create a folder and name it “bgm” or “BGM”. When playing photo files on your TV, press the 2. [MUSIC] button. This will start BGM mode (Fig. 6.4-B “BGM ON”) and music files in the “BGM” folder are played. To exit BGM mode, press the [MUSIC] button 3. again (Fig. 6.4-B “BGM OFF”). 6.3. Music Menu 6.4. Photos Menu Fig. 6.4-B
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 29 Fig. 6.5 The LaCie LaCinema Premier Settings menu will help you to properly configure and customize your de- vice.Scroll through the Set Up menu using the but- tons.To display the available options of a setup category, press the button. To confirm your choice, press the OK button.To save your settings, press the Return but- ton. Fig. 6.5.1 Analog – Select Analog if your LaCie LaCinema Premier is connected to a standard TV set or stereo with the red and white analog audio connectors. Digital – Select Digital if your LaCie LaCinema Premier is connected to a DTS or Dolby digital audio system with the optical or coaxial connector. 6.5. Setup Menu 6.5.1. Audio Out ■ ■
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 30 Fig. 6.5.2 NTSC C/SVhs (NTSC Composite, S-Video) TV method in America, Korea, Japan, PAL C/SVhs (PAL Composite, S-Video) TV method in European countries HDTV/480p – Component(YpbPr) Out This is for HD TV that supports this connection. HDTV/720p – Component(YpbPr) Out This is for HD TV that supports this connection. HDTV/1080i This is for HDTV that supports this connection. 6.5.2. TV Mode ■ ■ 4 : 3 Letterbox Select this option when using a standard 4:3 TV. When you play a widescreen (letterbox) movie, there will be margins on the upper and lower sides of the screen. 4 : 3 Pan & Scan Select this option when using a standard 4:3 TV.The picture will be adjusted to the height of the screen. 16 : 9 Wide Select this option when using a widescreen 16:9 TV. 6.5.3. TV Type ■ ■ Fig. 6.5.3
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 31 Fig. 6.5.4 Slideshow Delay Time Set interval between slide changes from 5 seconds to 60 seconds. Slideshow Effect Fade – Current picture fades out, and next picture is fades in. Off – No transition effect between pictures. Subtitle Color Set color of subtitles to white, yellow or green. Subtitle Font Size and Subtitles Off Large – Subtitle size is set as large. Small – Subtitle size is set as small. Off – No subtitles displayed. Language Selection Change the system language to English, French, Italian, German or Spanish. Select Eastern Europe to show system language in English and with subtitles in East European languages. Auto Run File – Plays the selected song only. File (Repeat) – Plays back the selected song repeat- edly. Folder – Plays back all files in the selected folder in sequence. Shuffle – Plays back all files in the selected folder randomly. My Music – Without TV, all music files in the ‘my- music’folder are played back automatically after booting up again. Osd Background Default – Use the original background. Factory Reset Select On to reset the LaCie LaCinema Premier to all default factory values. 6.5.4. Other Settings ■ ■
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 32 The LaCie LaCinema Premier allows you to update the firmware of the device by reading firmware binary codes which are located in the update folder. To update the firmware: Go to www.lacie.com/support and click on the 1. Downloads link. Select the most recent LaCinema Premier firmware 2. download. Connect your LaCinema Premier to your computer. Drag the firmware file you just download- ed into the Update folder on the LaCinema Premier. Disconnect the LaCinema Premier from your com- puter and connect it to your TV. Go to Browser view from the main menu. 3. Select the Update folder and press the 4. OK button to open it. Select ‘lacieLaCinema Premierfw.bin’ file and press 5. the OK button.The firmware update will begin. When the firmware update is completed at 100% 6. and shows “Power Off Player …” (Fig. 6.5.5), power off LaCie LaCinema Premier by disconnecting the AC adapter jack on the back of the product. Reconnect the power jack and power on the LaCie 7. LaCinema Premier to restart the product using the new firmware. CAUTION: Never turn off the LaCie LaCin- ema Premier during the Firmware Update process! Doing so may damage your device. If, for any rea- son, the procedure fails (e.g. a power failure during the update),you may not be able to use your LaCie LaCinema Premier. Please contact your reseller or LaCie Customer Support for more information. 6.5.5. Firmware Update ■ ■ Fig. 6.5.5
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 33 What is Formatting? ■ ■ When a disk is formatted, the following things oc- cur: the operating system erases all of the bookkeeping information on the disk, tests the disk to make sure that all of the sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors (i.e., those that are scratched) and creates internal address tables that it later uses to locate information.The LaCie Setup Assistant formatted your drive for you automati- cally the first time you used it. To reformat your drive, follow the instructions in this section. Use NTFS if... ...you will be using the drive only with Windows 2000 or Windows XP (performance will generally be greater when compared to FAT 32). This file system is compatible in read only mode with Mac OS 10.3 and higher. Maximum single file size is not limited. Use FAT 32 (MS-DOS) if... ...you will be using your drive with both Win- dows and Mac OS 9.x or 10.x or sharing the drive between Windows 2000, XP or Vista and 98 SE. Maximum single file size is 4GB. Once you’ve connected your LaCinema Premier and it is recognized by your operating system (i.e. Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Mac OS X), you may need to refor- mat its hard drive, particularly if you will be transferring files larger than 4GB to the LaCinema Premier. The following information will help you determine the best format for your system configuration. Important Info: Reformatting will erase everything from the hard drive. If you have infor- mation that you want to protect or continue to use, back up this information before reformatting. File System Formats ■ ■ There are two different file system format categories: NTFS and FAT 32 (MS-DOS). See the table, below, for more information. 7. Reformatting the LaCinema Premier
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 34 7.1. Formatting for Windows Users The process of formatting a drive on a computer running Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista consists of two steps: (1) installing a signature on the drive, and (2) formatting the drive. These steps will erase anything that is on the disk. Connect the drive to the computer via the interface 1. port. Right-click 2. My Computer and select Manage. From the “Computer Management” window, select 3. Disk Management (located below the Storage group). If the “Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard” window 4. appears, click Cancel. Windows will list the hard drives that are installed 5. on the system. Locate the drive that is represented by the icon. Right-click the icon and select Initialize. In the box to the right that says 6. Unallocated, right-click and select New Partition… On the first page of the “New Partition Wizard,” 7. click Next. Fig. 7.1.A Fig. 7.1.B CAUTION: Following these steps will erase ev- erything from the hard drive. If you have informa- tion that you want to protect or continue to use, back up this information before performing these steps.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 35 8. Click Next. 9. Click Next. 10. Click Next. 11. Click Next. 12. On the Format Partition window, you have the op- tion of selecting the Quick Format option. This allows a much faster format, but Disk Management will not check the drive for errors. LaCie recom- mends that you DO NOT select Quick Format. Click Next. Important Info: Please refer to section 7, Reformatting the LaCinema Premier, for a more detailed comparison of the various file system for- mats. 13. Click Finish to begin the formatting process. 14. Windows Disk Management will format and parti- tion the disk according to your settings, and your drive will appear in My Computer, ready to use. Fig. 7.1.C Fig. 7.1.D
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 36 7.2. Formatting for Mac Users Formatting Using the Mac OS 10.x Disk Utility Connect the LaCinema Premier to the computer 1. and turn on the drive. Select 2. Utilities from the Go menu in the Finder menu bar. In the Utilities folder, double-click 3. Disk Utility. The Disk Utility window will open.Select the volume 4. labeled LaCie Hard Drive from the list of available hard disks on the left side of the window. Select the 5. Erase tab. In the Volume Format section, select MS-DOS 6. File System and then create a name for the LaCie LaCinema Premier. Once you have finalized the volume format and 7. name, click Erase. Mac OS 10.x will automatically setup the disk with the partitions and volume format you selected. Fig. 7.2. Important Info: Please refer to section 7, Reormatting the LaCinema Premier, for a more detailed comparison of the various file system for- CAUTION: Following these steps will erase ev- erything from the hard drive. If you have informa- tion that you want to protect or continue to use, back up this information before performing these steps. CAUTION: Only use the Erase tab. Do not use the Partition function. Errors may occur. Important Info: Only MS DOS (FAT32) file format is supported by LaCinema Premier drive. If you format with any other file system (Mac OS Extended, Mac OS Standard or UNIX File System), the content will be not visible when connected to a TV.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 37 8. Technical Information 8.1. ISO Compatibility 8.2. XviD Compatibility An .ISO file is an image of a DVD disc. This is a common format for DOS, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other operating systems.The LaCie LaCinema Pre- mier can play .ISO files. ISO files of commercial DVDs will not play back due to encryption. Important Info: The LaCie LaCinema Premier is not designed, intended or may be used to violate any one’s copyright or other IP (Intel- lectual Property) rights. Each LaCie LaCinema Premier user may only use their LaCie LaCin- ema Premier in conjunction with materials legally owned or licensed by such user, and only to the extent that such ownership or license rights permit such use. The LaCie LaCinema Premier is fully compatible with the XviD format (an ISO, MPEG-4 compliant video codec), and can play any video encoded with this compression format. 8.3. Subtitle Compatibility In order for the LaCie LaCinema Premier to display subtitles in the MPEG-4 format, both the “movie.avi” and TN “movie.srt” files should be placed in the same directory. Also, the subtitle file should be a Unicode file.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 38 8.4. Optimizing Data Transfers Data transfers are the flow of data that accomplish- es a task, usually related to moving data from storage to computer RAM, or between storage devices. With external drives, such as the LaCie LaCinema Premier, the data is transferred from the drive to the computer via the USB interface. The data is fed from the drive through the USB port on the drive, and passes to the computer through the USB host-bus adapter interface. USB ■ ■ To utilize the enhanced Hi-Speed USB 2.0 per- formance, your computer must be equipped with a Hi- Speed USB 2.0 host bus adapter card (either sold sepa- rately, or integrated by your computer’s manufacturer) and the appropriate drivers.These host bus adapter cards, which include one or more USB ports, are shipped with special Hi-Speed USB 2.0 drivers that enable the com- puter to control the card.These drivers must be installed in order for USB 2.0 devices connected to the port to work at their correct speeds. Computers running Windows 2000 and Windows XP automatically manage Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices and drivers, while Windows 98 SE and Windows Me will require that drivers be installed before a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device is attached. Mac OS 9.x does not support Hi-Speed USB 2.0 functionality, and all Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices will only operate at the original USB specifications.Mac OS 10.2.7 and later supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0, and Mac OS 10.x also supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0, but you will have to purchase a third-party PCI or PC Card and ap- propriate drivers. Contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Customer Support for information about Hi-Speed USB 2.0 PCI or PC Cards, or visit our Web site: www.lacie.com.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 39 9. Troubleshooting If your LaCie LaCinema Premier is not working correctly, please refer to the following checklist to de- termine the source of the problem. If you have gone through all of the points on the checklist and your LaCinema Premier still does not work properly, please checktheFAQsthatareregularlypublishedonourwebsite– www.lacie.com. One of these FAQs may provide an answer to your specific question. You can also visit the downloads page, where the most recent software up- dates will be available. If you need further assistance, please contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Customer Support (see section 10, Contacting Customer Support for details). Manual Updates ■ ■ LaCie strives to give you the most up-to-date, com- prehensive user manuals available on the market. It is our goal to provide you with a friendly, easy-to-use format that will help you quickly install and utilize the many functions of your new device. If your user manual does not reflect the configuration of the product you purchased, please check our website for the most current version of the user manual. www.lacie.com 9.1. Troubleshooting – Mac Users Problem Question Answer The drive is not recog- nized by the computer. Does an icon for the drive appear on the desktop? There should be an icon for the LaCie drive on the desktop. If the drive does not appear, follow the rest of the Troubleshooting tips to isolate the problem. Does your computer’s configuration meet the minimum system require- ments for use with this drive? See section 2.1, System Requirements for more information. Is the drive’s power supply con- nected and turned on? Make sure that the power supply is properly connected (see section 3.2, Connecting the LaCinema Premier to Your Computer), that the drive has been turned on and that the outlet the power supply is connected to is working. Did you follow the correct installa- tion steps for the specific interface and operating system? Review the installation steps in section 3.2, Connecting the LaCin- ema Premier to Your Computer. Are both ends of the USB cable securely attached? Only use a USB cable provided by LaCie. Check both ends of the USB cable to make sure they are fully seated in their respective ports.Try disconnecting the cables, waiting 10 seconds, and then reconnecting them. If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 40 Problem Question Answer The drive is not recog- nized by the computer. Is there a conflict with other device drivers or extensions? Contact LaCie Technical Support for help. Has the drive been formatted? Make sure that the drive has been formatted properly. Please see section 7, Reformatting the LaCinema Premier for more details. Does your computer’s operating system support the file system? Check your computer’s documentation and see section 7, Reformatting the LaCinema Premier for more information. Error messages under Mac OS 10.x. Did you get an “Error –50” message while copying to a FAT 32 (MS- DOS) volume? When copying files or folders from Mac OS 10.x to a FAT 32 volume, file names with certain characters cannot be copied.These characters include, but are not limited to: ? < > / \ : Check your files and folders to ensure that these types of characters are not being used. The drive is not run- ning noticeably faster when connected via Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Are you operating in Mac OS 9.x? Apple does not support the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 standard under Mac OS 9.x. You will be limited to the slower transfer rates of the original USB standard. For more information, please see section 8.4, Optimizing Data Transfers. Is the drive connected to a standard USB port on your computer? If your drive is connected to a standard USB port, this is normal. A Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device can only operate at Hi-Speed USB 2.0 performance levels when it is connected directly to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port. Otherwise, the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device will oper- ate at the slower USB transfer rates. For more information, please see sections 8.4, Optimizing Data Transfers and 2.5.2, USB Cable. Is the drive connected to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on your computer? Check to see that the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 drivers for both your host bus adapter and device have been installed correctly. If in doubt, un-install the drivers and re-install them. Also, make sure that you are connected directly to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on your computer. Does your computer or operating system support Hi-Speed USB 2.0? See sections 2.1, System Requirements and 8.4, Optimizing Data Transfers for more information.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 41 9.2. Troubleshooting – Windows Users Problem Question Answer The drive is not recog- nized by the computer. Has the drive been formatted? Make sure that the drive has been formatted properly. Please see section 7, Reformatting the LaCinema Premier. Does your computer’s operating system support the file system? Check your computer’s documentation and see section 7, Refor- matting the LaCinema Premier. Is there an icon for the drive in My Computer? Go into My Computer and look for an icon and drive letter as- signed to the LaCie drive. If the drive does not appear, follow the rest of the Troubleshooting tips to isolate the problem. Does your computer’s configuration meet the minimum system require- ments for use with this drive? See section 2.1, Minimum System Requirements for more infor- mation. Is the drive’s power supply con- nected and turned on? Make sure that the power supply is properly connected (see section 3.2, Connecting the LaCinema Premier to Your Computer), that the drive has been turned on and that the outlet the power supply is connected to is working. Did you follow the correct installa- tion steps for the specific interface and operating system? Review the installation steps in section 3.2, Connecting the LaCin- ema Premier to Your Computer. Are both ends of the USB cables firmly attached? Check both ends of the USB cable to make sure they are fully seated in their respective ports.Try disconnecting the cables, wait- ing 10 seconds, and then reconnecting them. If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again. Is there a conflict with other device drivers or extensions? Contact LaCie Technical Support for help. The drive is not run- ning noticeably faster when connected via Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Is the drive connected to a standard USB port on your computer? If your drive is connected to a standard USB port, this is normal. A Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device can only operate at Hi-Speed USB 2.0 performance levels when it is connected directly to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port. Otherwise, the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device will oper- ate at the slower USB transfer rates. For more information, please see sections 8.4, Optimizing Data Transfers and 2.5.2, USB Cable. Is the drive connected to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on your computer? Check to see that the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 drivers for both your host bus adapter and device have been installed correctly. If in doubt, un-install the drivers and re-install them. Also, make sure that you are connected directly to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on your com- puter.The LaCie LaCinema Premier will not work properly when connected to a hub. Does your computer or operating system support Hi-Speed USB 2.0? See sections 2.1, System Requirements and 8.4, Optimizing Data Transfers for more information.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 42 9.3. Troubleshooting – TV/Stereo Connection Checking the firm- ware version. How do you know which firmware version your LaCie LaCinema Premier is using? To check which firmware is currently installed on your LaCie LaCinema Premier, attach it to your TV and use the remote control to navigate to the Settings menu.The firmware version is displayed in the upper left corner of the Settings menu. How do you get new firmware, and how do you install it? For a detailed explanation, please see section 6.5.6, Firmware Up- date or go to www.lacie.com. DivX® and XviD® compatibility. When a new version of DivX® or XviD® is released, will the LaCie LaCinema Premier be able to play those files, too? Provided that the new version complies with the ISO MPEG- 4 standard, the LaCie LaCinema Premier should be able to play the new versions. Does the LaCie LaCinema Premier support external subtitles with DivX® files? Yes, the LaCie LaCinema Premier does support this functional- ity by using Unicode text files with extensions .sub(MicroDVD format) and .smi. In order to work correctly, use the same file name for both the video file and subtitle text file, and store both of them in the same folder location on your LaCie LaCinema Premier. For example, if the file name of the video file is “Movie.avi,” then you will need to re-name the subtitle text as either “Movie.sub” or “Movie.srt.” There is no picture being displayed. Are all of the cables connected correctly? Ensure that all of the cables are connected correctly. If you are using the Composite A/V cable, make sure that the yellow video cable and S-Video connector are not plugged in at the same time. See section 4. Connecting The LaCie LaCinema Premier to Your TV and Stereo. The picture is in black and white or there is no picture being displayed. Is the LaCie LaCinema Premier’s Video setting correctly set? In the event that there is an error with the Video setting, press the TV out button on the remote control until the correct image is displayed. After the picture is being displayed, go into the Settings menu and select Video Settings. From there, you can select the cor- rect settings. For more information, please see section 6.5.3, Video Settings. Optimizing video connections. What connectivity method will produce the best quality? For optimal quality and performance, the best video connection is the Component A/V cable (sold separately). For more information, please contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Customer Support.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 43 There is no sound when connecting the LaCie LaCinema Premier to a digital stereo. Have the Audio Settings been adjusted? When using the A/V cable to connect the LaCie LaCinema Pre- mier to a TV, go into the Settings menu and select Audio Settings. From this menu, you will need to select the Analog option instead of Digital. Viewing photos. Does it take several seconds to load a picture? Depending on file size, photos may take several seconds to load properly. Reducing the photo’s resolution will reduce the file size, as well, and allow the file to load faster. “Empty Folder” mes- sage appears. Are there compatible files in the appropriate folder? If you know that there are compatible files in the folder and they are not being displayed, move the power switch on the back of the LaCinema Premier to the OFF position, wait several seconds, and then turn the LaCinema Premier on. Your files should now be displayed.
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 44 Read the User Manual and review the Troubleshoot- 1. ing section. Try to isolate the problem.If possible,make the drive 2. the only external device connected to your computer, and make sure that all of the cables are correctly and securely attached. If you have asked yourself all of the pertinent ques- tions in the troubleshooting checklist, and you still can’t get your LaCie drive to work properly, contact us using the contacts on page 45.Before contacting us,make sure that you are in front of your computer and that you have the following information on hand: The serial number of your LaCie LaCinema ❖ ❖ Premier Operating system and version ❖ ❖ Computer brand and model ❖ ❖ Amount of memory installed on your computer ❖ ❖ Names of any other devices installed on your ❖ ❖ computer, including CD/DVD burners Information to Include in Email Correspondence ■ ■ Information Where to Find Information 1. LaCie LaCinema Premier serial number Located on a sticker at the back of drive or on the original packaging 2. LaCie LaCinema Premier file format Windows users: Right click the LaCinema Premier icon and select Properties. Mac users: Select the LaCinema Premier icon on the desktop and press Command + I. 3. Macintosh/PC model Windows users: Right click My Computer and select Properties > General. Mac users: Click on the Apple icon in the menu bar and select About This Mac. 4. Operating system version 5. Processor speed 6. Computer memory 7. Firmware version Attach the LaCinema to your TV and use the remote control to navigate to the Settings menu.The firmware version is displayed in the upper left corner of the Settings menu. 8. The brands and models of other internal and external peripherals installed on your computer Windows users: Right click My Computer and select Properties > Hardware. Mac users: Click on the Apple icon in the finder bar and select About This Mac. Select More Info... The Apple System Profiler will launch and will list your internal and external peripherals. 10. Contacting Customer Support Before Contacting Customer Support ■ ■
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 45 LaCie Asia, Singapore, and Hong Kong Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/asia/contact/ LaCie Australia Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/au/contact/ LaCie Belgium Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/be/contact/ (Français) LaCie Canada Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/caen/contact/ (English) LaCie Denmark Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/dk/contact LaCie Finland Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/fi/contact/ LaCie France Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/fr/contact/ LaCie Germany Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/de/contact/ LaCie Italy Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/it/contact/ LaCie Japan Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/jp/contact/ LaCie Netherlands Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/nl/contact/ LaCie Norway Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/no/contact/ LaCie Spain Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/es/contact/ LaCie Sweden Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/se/contact LaCie Switzerland Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/chfr/contact/ (Français) LaCie United Kingdom Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/uk/contact/ LaCie Ireland Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/ie/contact/ LaCie USA Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/contact/ LaCie International Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/intl/contact/ 10.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 46 Warranty Information LaCie warrants your drive against any defect in ma- terial and workmanship, under normal use, for the peri- od designated on your warranty certificate. In the event this product is found to be defective within the warranty period, LaCie will, at its option, repair or replace the defective drive. This warranty is void if: The drive was operated/stored in abnormal use or ❖ ❖ maintenance conditions; The drive is repaired, modified or altered, unless such ❖ ❖ repair, modification or alteration is expressly autho- rized in writing by LaCie; The drive was subjected to abuse, neglect, lightning ❖ ❖ strike, electrical fault, improper packaging or acci- dent; The drive was installed improperly; ❖ ❖ The serial number of the drive is defaced or missing; ❖ ❖ The broken part is a replacement part such as a pick- ❖ ❖ up tray, etc. The tamper seal on the drive casing is broken. ❖ ❖ LaCie and its suppliers accept no liability for any loss of data during the use of this device, or for any of the problems caused as a result. LaCie will not, under any circumstances, be liable for direct, special or consequential damages such as, but not limited to, damage or loss of property or equipment, loss of profits or revenues, cost of replacement goods, or expense or inconvenience caused by service interrup- tions. Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while us- ing 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. Under no circumstances will any person be entitled to any sum greater than the purchase price paid for the drive. To obtain warranty service, call LaCie Techni- cal Support. You will be asked to provide your LaCie product’s serial number,and you may be asked to furnish proof of purchase to confirm that the drive is still under warranty. All drives returned to LaCie must be securely pack- aged in their original box and shipped with postage pre- paid. Important Info: Register online for free technical support: www.lacie.com/register
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LaCie LaCinema Premier User Manual page 47 480p – Also known as 480 progressive, this is a form of standard-definition digital television (SDTV) which is similiar to VGA computer displays. A DVD’s resolu- tion is 480p, but this resolution can only be seen when the DVD player outputs a progressive-scan signal, and the television has progressive-scan or component-video inputs. 720p – Also known as 720 progressive, this is one of two formats designated as a high-definition digital television (HDTV), ATSC DTV standard.This tech- nology uses progressive scanning and is comprised of 720 vertical pixels by 1,280 horizontal pixels. 1080i – Also known as 1080 interlaced, this is the second of two formats designated as a high-definition digital television (HDTV), ATSC DTV standard.This technology uses interlaced scanning and is comprised of 1,080 vertical pixels by 1,920 horizontal pixels. AC3 (Audio Coding 3) – This is an advanced audio compression technology that allows encoding of six separate channels at a bit rate of 448kbits/s. AVI (Audio Video Interleave) – A file format that can contain audio/video compressed standards using differ- ent combinations of codecs (e.g. DivX® video file and a WMA audio file). DivX® – A video codec devel- oped from the new MPEG-4 compression standard, which allows for compression/decompression of videos into a specified format.The DivX® codec can play movies using any DivX®-enabled player, such as the LaCie LaCinema Premier. DivX® movies offer better compression and higher quality than standard MPEG movies. DTS – Digital sound technology, which provides the technology for virtually all movie soundtracks. Firmware – Permanent or semi-permanent instruc- tions and data programmed directly into the circuitry of a programmable read-only memory or an electroni- cally-erasable, programmable read-only memory chip. Used for controlling the operation of the computer or tape drive. Distinct from the software, which is stored in random access memory and can be altered. ID3 Tag – An embedded tag in MP3 files that com- municates a song’s title, artist and album.These tags can be edited. MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group) – These are the developers of the MPEG-1 (VideoCDs), MPEG-2 (DVDs and SuperVCDs) and MPEG-4 (DivX®, WMV) video compression standards.The MPEG group is also responsible for the development of the MP3 and AAC audio compression standards. NTSC (National Television Standards Commit- tee) – This group is responsible for the development of a set of protocols used for transmission and reception of TV broadcasts in the United States. An NTSC im- age has 525 horizontal lines per frame, which are inter- laced from left to right, top to bottom. NTSC signals are not directly compatible with computer systems. PAL (Phase Alternation Line) – This is the analog TV display commonly used in Europe.The PAL image has 625 horizontal lines per frame, and the color defi- nition differs slightly from the NTSC standard. VOB (Video OBjects) – The format in which DVD movies are stored. Within each VOB file, a number of video/audio/subpicture streams are stored. Subpicture streams refer to the subtitles on DVDs and other VOB files.These subtitles are video streams that overlay the main picture stream, and can be turned on or off. WMA (Windows Media Audio) – An audio format developed by Microsoft® for audio streaming and com- pression. XviD – A video codec, very similiar to DivX®, based on the MPEG-4 compression standard.This an open- source video codec that is currently being developed around the world.The XviD codec can play movies using any XviD-enabled player, such as the LaCie LaCinema Premier. Glossary

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