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13. The Home Page (Menu)

To access the 3view Home page or Menu, press the Home button on the remote control. Every area of the 3view unit can be accessed from here. The current channel is displayed in a window on the right hand side of the Menu list.

The 3view Menu page

Recordings Icon and title

Selecting Recordings from the Home page takes you to the Recordings Screen so that you can access any of your recordings and scheduled timers.

TV Guide with Button

The TV Guide takes you to the Guide so that you can set up your recordings and/or watch a current program.

3View Button and Title

Selecting the 3view button takes you to the 3View portal where you can access BBC iPlayer, YouTube and other Websites and services.

Sky Player Button

The Sky Player will be accessed from this button when it becomes available on the 3View unit.

My Photos Title and icon

This button in the Menu list allows you to access and view your Photos on your 3view unit streamed from your PC.

My Music plus icon

The My Music button gives you access to your music files, either streamed from your PC or saved to your 3View unit.

My Videos with icon

Selecting the My Videos tab gives you access to your Videos either streamed from your PC or saved to your Media on the 3view unit.

Settings Icon

The settings tab gives you access to the Settings page where you can scan for channels and adjust other settings.

In the next pages of this User Guide we’ll work through all of these choices available from the Home page one by one.

The first Home page choice of Recordings takes you to the Recordings Screen where you can manage all of your recordings and scheduled timers and has already been covered in the previous chapters 8. Setting your Recordings 9. Managing your Recordings and 10. Deleting Recordings and Timers.  



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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.


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

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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