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3. Connecting Up

Step 1.

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Plug your aerial cable into the RF IN port at the far left hand side of the back of the 3View unit.  If you wish to view Freeview on your TV, then plug a second aerial lead into the RF OUT port at the back of the 3View unit and connect to your TV.

Step 2.

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Connect one end of the HDMI cable into your set top box, and plug the other end into a spare HDMI socket on your Television. If your TV is not HD ready you can use a SCART cable instead. (Not supplied.)

Step 3.

Plug one end of the network cable into the network socket on the back of the set top box and the other end to your broadband router.

TIP! If your router is not near to the 3View unit, then you can use Home Plugs to connect the 3View unit to your network. Simply connect the network cable from the 3View unit to one of the Home plugs and connect the other Home plug via a network cable to your broadband router then plug both of the home plugs into the nearest electrical  sockets.

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Finally you can now connect the power cable to the 3view unit and plug it into the mains socket and switch all of your equipment back on.

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5. The Set Up Wizard.

 

Boot up splash screen

 

As soon as the 3View unit is plugged in and switched on, it will begin it’s initial boot up. You will see the 3View white splash screen which will appear and disappear. This will be accompanied by the three lights on the front of the unit blinking on and off.  Please be patient! The 3view unit will take a minute or so to fully boot up the first time that it is connected to the mains and this is quite normal. Once the boot up sequence has completed, you will see the first set up screen to guide you through setting up the 3View unit to suit your set up.

 

First Set up screen

 

 

Moving through the Wizard set up screens is easy. Simply click  OK on the Next tab using the remote control to move onto the next screen. To move around any choices offered in the Set up wizard screens, use the arrow keys on the remote.

 

 

Setting up your TV's resolution

 

The first item that you need to set up is the resolution for you particular television. Scroll up and down using the arrow keys on the remote to select which resolution you prefer from the list and then click on OK. The Wizard will then test to see if that resolution is fully supported by your television. If you cannot see a picture, then the wizard will return you to the set up screen to try out a different resolution. If you see the screen shown here then your television can display the chosen resolution and you can click  on Yes and then move onto the next screen by clicking on Next.

 

Setting up your timezone

 

In the next screen you will be asked to set up your particular time zone and whether or not to use Daylight Saving Time. Move up or down the different time zones using the arrow keys on the remote, select your time zone by clicking OK followed by clicking on Yes or No for Daylight Saving time and then Select Next. The next screen is for choosing the source  of your television signal and should be left on Antenna. After clicking on Next from that screen, the 3view unit will begin to scan for all of the channels available in your area.

 

Scan for Channels ends

 

 

You can stop the channel scan at any time, and those channels found so far during the scan will be saved. It does take some time to complete the scan so please do be patient!

 

 

Detecting your Network settings

 

Next you will be asked configure the 3view box to your network. If you have connected the 3View unit via the included Ethernet cable to your router then the 3view unit should set up your network connection automatically. Following setting up your network connection you will  be asked to either keep the default name 3View for the unit on your Network or give it your own preferred name such as ‘PVR’ or  ‘Freeview TV’ for example.

 

 

Following setting up your network settings on the unit  the set up wizard is complete and you will be taken to Live TV to enjoy watching all of your Freeview channels. 

Tip!   At any time during the Wizard set up screens, you can always go back by clicking on Back or Previous during the set up procedure.

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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.

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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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22. Settings. Registration and Maintenance Menu

Box Registration

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Use this menu to enter the User Name and password already used to register the unit on the My 3view page on the 3view website. Use the Info button on the remote control to cycle through the upper case, lower case and numbers/punctuation versions of the on-screen keyboard. Pressing OK
on the on-screen Shift key will achieve the same. Registering your box helps us to  support any problems remotely.

 

Maintenance Menu


The full maintenance menu

 

Warning! Using this option can delete all data and settings and return your unit to factory settings! Should the 3view software on the hard drive become corrupted, then the Maintenance Menu option may be the only way to restore it. In order to access the Maintenance Menu, remove all power to the unit then, with the standby button on the unit’s front panel held in, return power to the unit. Continue to keep the standby button pressed until you see the 3view Logo.

 

Update from Network.. The 3view box is still online even on rescue mode. You can select the latest version of the software to upgrade from the network.

Update from USB.  Alternatively you can update the software using a USB stick connected to the unit via one of the USB ports.

Reset Video Mode.  This choice will allow you to reset the current video mode to your TV.

Start Application. This choice allows you to boot into the currently installed software version from the Maintenance Menu.

Network Configuration. If you are experiencing any Network problems, this choice allows you to change the Network configuration.

Format Hard Drive – Formatting the hard drive before reinstalling is known as a clean install. This erases all data on the disk and should therefore be used only as a last resort when all other choices of recovery have been attempted.

NOTE. The Maintenance menu will always display if no hard drive or valid hard drive image is detected at the boot up stage.


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