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Digital Living System™
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Chapter 1: Getting Started Introduction ® Welcome to the VAIO VGX-XL3 Digital Living System™ (DLS) User Guide. ® You can download updated user guide information by opening VAIO Help and Support and selecting Documentation. This guide contains the following information: • Chapter 1: Getting Started • Chapter 2: Setting Up Your VGX-XL3 DLS System • Chapter 3: Hardware Upgrades & Maintenance • Appendix A: Wireless Local Area Networks • Appendix B: VAIO Media™ Software: Wireless Local Area Networ
Product Specifications VGX-XL3 Personal Computer ® For complete hardware specifications, go to VAIO Help and Support and select Product Specifications. [Start > All Programs > Help and Support] Operating System Software ® The operating system for the VGX-XL3 Digital Living System™ is Microsoft ® Windows Media Center in Windows Vista™. VAIO value-added software provides you with additional features and PC capabilities and when teamed with Media Center, provides you with an even greater enter
® ® Microsoft Windows Media Center in Windows Vista™ The following list contains a high-level overview of the features available to you in Media Center. For in-depth information about each feature, go to the specific topic in the Media Center User Guide for Windows Vista document ® located on your computer in VAIO Help and Support. Feature Description Pictures + Video Enjoy access to all the pictures and video stored on your hard drive. Categorize your pictures in as many folders as you wi
® Sony Original Software and Other Applications Sony original software and other programs can be accessed by selecting Windows Start > All Programs > [application name]. For additional information about a specific application, start the application and go to the Help file for each software application. Getting to know the VGX-XL3 DLS System Unpacking the VAIO VGX-XL3 Personal Computer See the fold-out sheet entitled “Getting to Know Your VGX-XL3 Digital Living System™” for supplied parts. Ma
Wireless Keyboard Setting up the Keyboard Insert the Batteries On the back of the Keyboard, remove the battery compartment cover and insert four (4) Alkaline AA batteries (supplied) in the battery compartment. Replace the battery compartment cover. Activate Wireless Keyboard Communication Before using the keyboard, you must activate communications between the DLS computer and the wireless keyboard w/integrated pointing device. To activate wireless keyboard communications Make sure there are
® VAIO Remote Control For detailed information on the VAIO Remote Control, go to Chapter 1 in the Media Center User Guide for Windows Vista document located on your ® computer in VAIO Help and Support Setting Up the Remote Control 1 Use the START button (large green button) to open Media Center. Press STANDBY (small green button) to place your computer in Standby mode. Control the playback for your media (TV, MUSIC, VIDEOS), and ends a slide show. Buttons include: STOP, PAUSE, FWD, SKIP,
Insert the Batteries On the back of the remote control, remove the battery compartment cover and ® insert two (2) Sony Super Manganese Alkaline batteries (supplied) in the battery compartment. Replace the battery compartment cover. ® Note: When using the VAIO remote control, remember to point the remote at the VGX-XL3 personal computer, not at the TV or monitor. About the Keyboard and Remote Control Batteries When replacing batteries, the remote and keyboard will use any alkaline batteries.
VGX-XL3 Personal Computer Front Panel The VGX-XL3 Personal Computer Front Inputs and Outputs Power Button Press to turn on the power to this device. If you press this button during the operation of this device, it will enter a sleep state and the power lamp will change colors. Power Lamp The power lamp turns green when the electric power to this device is turned on. The power lamp blinks orange when it is in Away mode, and turn orange when it is in Standby mode. (Hard Disk) Access Lamp The a
Eject button Press when the disc is to be removed from the drive. SmartMedia™ (SM) & xD-Picture Card™ memory card reader Reads and writes data from and to SmartMedia or xD-Picture Card media. Memory card access Lamp ® It blinks orange when you read or write data from a "Memory Stick ", xD- Picture Card, Smart Media, Compact Flash, or SD/MMC memory card. ® CompactFlash & Microdrive™ memory card reader Reads and writes data from and to CompactFlash and Microdrive media. Memory Stick Pro™/Memory S
2. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product con- tains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary depend- ing on the software applications, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other. Please refer to the documentation that comes with any device having an i.LINK connection for information on compatibility, operating conditions and proper connection. For information on any Son
Supported Memory Card Readers and Compatible Media Smart Media™ xD-Picture Card™ Secure Digital (SD) MultiMediaCard™ ® Microdrive™ Compact Flash ® Memory Stick Duo™ Memory Stick Memory Stick Pro™ VGX-XL3 Digital Living System 11
About Memory Stick Media ® Memory Stick media are a compact, portable, and versatile data storage media designed for exchanging and sharing digital data with compatible ® devices. The following types of Memory Stick media are available, but compatibility with your computer can vary. ® • MagicGate™ Memory Stick Media - Provides copyright protection with ® authentication and encryption, using Sony MagicGate technology. Authentication ensures that protected content is only transferred between
Inserting a Memory Card The memory card reader(s) are located behind a protective cover on the front of the computer. To access the Memory Card Readers, flip the front cover down. To insert Memory Cards 1 From the front panel, locate the appropriate reader(s) for the memory card(s) you want to use. 2 Insert the memory card into the reader, in the direction indicated of the arrow on the media. Do not force the card into the reader Note: If the memory card does not go in easily, gently rem
® To remove a Memory Stick media, Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard™, SmartMedia™, or xD-Picture Card™ media 1 Firmly grasp the extended part of the memory card. 2 Pull to remove it. ® To remove a CompactFlash media 1 Firmly grasp the extended part of the memory card. 2 Pull to remove from the reader. Sharing Memory Cards ® If you plan to share your memory card between your VAIO computer and devices such as a digital camera or music player, the card must be formatted properly. Foll
Line IN (L/R) Connection for an external audio device. Cable Card Slot Connection for a cable card (supplied by your cable service provider). ATSC Digital TV Antenna (VHF / UHF) or Antenna/Cable Connection for over-the-air digital antenna, connection for cable provider, or external analog UHF/VHF antenna. Line OUT (L/R) Connection for an external audio device. HDMI™ Connection for HDMI cable for high definition video and/or sound for TV. Ethernet 10/100/1000baseT Connection for a 10BASE-T/100BA
Infrared Transmitter OUT (x2) Controls VCR, Cable or Satellite Set-top box, and other devices in MCE. One infrared transmitter is supplied. Component Video OUT (480i, 480p,720p,1080i) Connections for Video Out. Power Cord Connection for supplied power cord. 1. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product con- tains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary depend- ing on the software applications, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products
Support Resources. ® VAIO Help and Support VAIO Help and Support provides you with a single location for all of your support needs and allows you to easily access valuable support and technical ® ® information from Sony and Microsoft . Keep your VAIO computer’s system software and operating system updated using VAIO Web Support and Microsoft Update. Note: You must be connected to the Internet to access some of the VAIO Help and Support features. Please carefully review all support options i