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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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7. Managing your Channels.

It’s highly likely that you won’t want to have to navigate or work your way through lot’s  of channels that you have no intentions of ever watching. The 3View unit allows you to hide those channels from being shown in the Guide or when channel surfing using the P+ or P – keys.

Hiding Channels.

Accessing Manage Channels

 

 To hide channels from view in the Guide, click on the Setup button on the remote control.  In the Settings page, Channels is highlighted on the left hand side of this screen. On the right hand side you have a list containing Scan Channels, Manage Channels, Favourite Channels and Recording Defaults.  Using the direction buttons on the remote, navigate to Manage Channels.

 

 

Manage Channels in Settings

 

Using the direction buttons move over to the Channels column on the right and then work your way through all of the channels using the up/down keys pressing OK in order to tick or untick those channels that you wish to be hidden from view. You can also set up a list of your Favourite channels as well using exactly the same method.  Just move down to the Favourite Channels in the list and then move into the list of channels as before to tick those that you wish to include in your favourite channels list.

 

Guide just showing favourite channels

 

To exit this Settings screen, press Back or Exit on the remote control. Now when navigating the Guide, only those channels that you ticked will be shown making it so much easier to both watch your channels and also set up any recordings that you wish to make. To change the channel order available to you in the Guide from your chosen channels, press the Guide button on the remote control and then click on the Info button to cycle through your chosen channels by number, by name and thirdly just your favourite channels.

 

TIP! If you want to hide lot’s of channels it might be quicker to select Clear All first and then work your way through the channel list just ticking those channels that you wish to show.

Recording Defaults.  

Whilst you are in the Settings screen, its a good idea to set up the default settings for your recordings. These defaults are applied to all your recordings but you can still change the settings later for any individual recordings as you set them up in the Guide or in the Info Bar. In the settings screen, move down to the Recording Default choice in the left hand list. 

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