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15. The 3View Portal. BBC iPlayer.

 

3View Button and Title

3View Portal

 

Selecting 3View from the Home page will take you to the 3View portal where you can access the BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Sky Player, 3View services, Bing Home page and the broadcasters Home pages. The currently tuned program is displayed in a window above the different services tabs. To use a service in the 3View portal, simply click on that relevant tab.

 

 

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BBC iPlayer

 

After clicking on the BBC iPlayer tab you will be shown the Home page and be in the Highlights screen by default.  To view all of the available programs use the direction buttons on the 3view remote to scroll left or right. Pressing the down direction button will access the Most Popular programs in the lower portion of the player screen. Pressing down again will allow access to both the Settings page and the Help page. Any tab or area that you have navigated to will change colour  to pink.

 

When you see a program that you would like to view then press OK whilst it is selected.  You will have to okay the viewing if the chosen program is deemed to be not suitable for children to watch and you will be prompted at the same time to set up a Parental Lock in Settings. 

Pressing the up direction button will take you back to the top tabs where you can change the programs shown to include only TV or Radio programs  and you can also conduct a Search for a program if you cannot find it in the TV or Radio areas.  Moving down to the tabs below those  allows you to change the available programs from Highlights to Last Played ( the programs you have viewed previously on the Player) and also Just In.

TV Screen in BBC iPlayer

 

On selecting either the TV or Radio tabs at the top, the main screen will change to show four more tabs consisting of TV Channels, Categories, Most Popular and lastly All or A-H, I-P and Q-Z. the Categories list is further divided into Most Popular or by Day. (Date.) Use the directions buttons on the 3view remote to scroll down the list of available programs and press OK to select one to watch.  Programs are shown according to whichever criteria you have selected via the tabs.  the Radio screen accessed by selecting the Radio Tab is displayed in exactly the same way. 

 

Help in BBC iPlayer

 

Scrolling down to the bottom of the player and selecting Settings will allow you to set up Parental Control if you have children living at home and also change the Video format if you are finding that the iPlayer is tending to halt during playback due to buffering problems caused by your internet connection speed.  If you are finding that you have problems using the BBC iPlayer at all, a very handy Help area  has been included next to Settings  where you will find answers to most of your queries. 

 

Choices for each program chosen

 

 

Whenever you select a program to watch, you will be informed how many days the program will be available for you to watch on the player, how long the program will take to watch and also if that particular program is also available on the BBC iPlayer in HD or alternatively in SD if you have chosen the HD version.

 

 


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17. Home Page. Photos.

Before you can begin to view your photos, videos or listen to your music files on your 3View unit you will need to enable Sharing on your PC.  Here’s how to do this assuming you are using Windows 7 operating system.

1. Click on the Start icon, Control Panel and then Network and Internet. and Sharing Centre .

2. Select from under HomeGroup, homegroup and sharing options.

3. Firstly tick all those Libraries that you wish to share with the 3View unit.

4.  Tick the Stream my pictures, music and videos to all devices on my home network and then click on Choose Media streaming options.

5. Here you can give your media library a name. Underneath will be listed all of the devices on your local network. If you have not changed the default name of the 3View unit it will be displayed as HOST: Media Renderer so change the Blocked default  to Allowed and then click on OK at the bottom of this page.

6. You may also need to adjust some settings in the Advanced sharing so from the same page, click on Change advanced sharing settings under Other homegroup actions.

7. Make sure that the following are ticked, Turn on Network discovery and also Turn on file and printer sharing then click on Save Changes at the bottom of that page.

All of your photo files, music files and video files stored on your PC are now  accessible from the 3View unit.  All of the 3View units recordings will be fully accessible as videos on your PC in Windows Media Player including any HD programs.

My Photos Title and icon

From the Home page, Press OK on My Photos to access photos stored on the 3view unit, on locally attached storage media, or on network attached storage devices including another 3view unit.

Slideshows

Setting up the Slideshow features

Groups of photos can be arranged as Slideshows. Saved slideshows are displayed here.
Press OK on Slideshows and then again on New Slideshow to create a rolling display of images.
Once you have chosen a name for your Slideshow, the delay between frames, how the image should be sized to fit the screen and whether or not music should play in the background have been set up, the slideshow is complete.
Pressing OK on a slideshow’s name displays options to play it, edit the options attached to it, clear its contents or delete it.

 

To add photographs to a slideshow, go to My Photos, highlight a photo and press OK and then select Add to Slideshow: ???  where ??? is the slideshow’s name.
To remove a photo from a slideshow, go to Slideshows, select the slideshow to be edited and press OK on the photo
to be removed. A music PLAYLIST can be assigned to a slideshow to execute at the same time.

Copying Photos

In order to  transfer photographs onto the 3view units hard drive from a network source and then store them in My Photos,
move down to Entire Network and select the device on which the photographs are currently stored.
After a brief pause the 3view will identify all of the images which are available on that device and will display a list on screen. To select and transfer images press OK on a folder or single image and then choose Copy to My Media.
To transfer photographs from a USB attached device, move down to Removable Media and use the same method as that for a network source
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Add to my Media

To make photos available, but not actually copy them onto the 3view units hard drive, use Add to My Media.

My Folders

Save shortcuts to your pictures on your system or your network here.

Entire Network

Content from other devices on your network can be viewed on your TV. Compatible devices and computer shares are displayed here.

Removable media

USB drives and Keys can be attached. Compatible images can be browsed here.

Note! The USB ports have sufficient power to run USB sticks but not “spinning” hard drives. A hard drive will need an external power supply. A powered USB hub is another alternative, which also presents a more accessible port for connection.


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18. Home Page. Music and Videos

My Music plus icon

 From the Home screen, Press OK on the My Music tab in order to browse your music files.

My Music
This is where the locally stored music can be browsed in its entirety.
Artists
Music library in order of Artist.
Albums
Music library in order of Album title.
Genre
Music library in grouped by Genre.


Add to my PlaylistTracks
Music library in order of the track title.

Playlists
Music can be saved to form a playlist. Browse your saved playlists here.

My Folders
Local files stored on the 3View hard drive and shortcuts can be browsed here.

 Shoutcast Radio
Shoutcast radio services are listed by genre. The list takes a few seconds to populate. 
Select the genre in which you are interested and a list of radio stations are displayed. Use P+ and P- to move fast through the lists.

Entire Network
Content from other devices on your network can be viewed on your TV. Compatible devices and
computer shared music files  are displayed here.
Removable media
USB drives and Keys can be attached. Compatible images can be browsed here.

My Videos with icon

From the Home screen, Press OK on My Videos to access videos stored on the 3view hard drive, on locally
attached storage media, or on network attached storage devices including another 3view unit. Recorded
programs on 3views attached to a network are available for playback on each other.

Adding videos from my PC

 My Videos
Local files and shortcuts can be browsed from here.
Categories
Press OK to add a new category. E.g “Comedy” . Selecting any video in My Video gives an option to Add Category.  Your saved videos can then be browsed by category.

Entire Network
Content from other devices on your network can be viewed on your TV. Compatible devices and computer shares are displayed here. Another 3view box will be displayed by its name as set up in Settings >System>Network>Name.
Removable media
USB drives and Keys can be attached. Compatible images can then be browsed here.

Note!  The USB ports have sufficient power to run USB sticks but not “spinning” hard drives. A hard drive will need an
external power supply. A powered USB hub is another alternative, which also presents a more accessible port for connection.


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