HP (Hewlett-Packard) Pavilion dv4-2145dx user manual

User manual for the device HP (Hewlett-Packard) Pavilion dv4-2145dx

Device: HP (Hewlett-Packard) Pavilion dv4-2145dx
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Multimedia
User Guide

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© Copyright 2009 Hewlett-Packard Product notice Development Company, L.P. This user guide describes features that are Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of common to most models. Some features Microsoft Corporation. may not be available on your computer. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be constru

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Table of contents 1 Multimedia features Identifying your multimedia components .............................................................................................. 2 Using the MediaSmart button (select models only) .............................................................................. 3 Adjusting the volume ............................................................................................................................ 4 Using the media activity hotkeys ............

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7 Troubleshooting The optical disc tray does not open for removal of a CD or DVD ....................................................... 24 The computer does not detect the optical drive ................................................................................. 25 A disc does not play ........................................................................................................................... 25 A disc does not play automatically ............................................

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1 Multimedia features Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components: ● Optical drive for playing audio and video discs ● Integrated speakers for listening to music Integrated microphone for recording your own audio ● Integrated webcam that allows you to capture and share video ● ● Preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play and manage your music, movies, and

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Identifying your multimedia components The following illustration and table describe the multimedia features of the computer. Component Description (1) Internal digital dual array microphones (2) Record sound. (2) Webcam light Turns on when video software accesses the webcam. (3) Webcam Captures video. (4) Speakers (2) Produce sound. (5) TV antenna/cable jack (select models only) Connects a TV antenna, a digital cable device, or a satellite device that receives standard or high-definition TV bro

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Component Description (8) Volume mute button Mutes and restores speaker sound. (9) Volume scroll zone Adjusts speaker volume. Slide your finger to the left to decrease volume and to the right to increase volume. You can also tap the minus sign on the scroll zone to decrease volume, or tap the plus sign on the scroll zone to increase volume. Using the MediaSmart button (select models only) The function of the MediaSmart button varies by model and installed software. With this button, you can watc

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Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● Computer volume buttons: ◦ To mute or restore volume, press the mute button (1). To decrease volume, slide your finger across the volume scroll zone from right to left, or press ◦ the volume down button (2). ◦ To increase volume, slide your finger across the volume scroll zone from left to right, or press the volume up button (3). Windows® volume control: ● a. Click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at the f

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Using the media activity hotkeys A media activity hotkey is a combination of the fn key (1) and a function key (2). ● When an audio CD or a DVD is not playing, press fn+f9 (3) to play the disc. ● When an audio CD or a DVD is playing, use the following hotkeys: To pause or resume playing the disc, press fn+f9 (3). ◦ To stop the disc, press fn+f10 (4). ◦ ◦ To play the previous track of an audio CD or the previous chapter of a DVD, press fn+f11 (5). To play the next track of an audio CD or the next

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2 Multimedia software Your computer includes preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play music, watch movies, and view pictures. The following sections provide details about MediaSmart and other preinstalled multimedia software. Using HP MediaSmart software MediaSmart turns your computer into a mobile entertainment center. With MediaSmart, you can enjoy music and DVD movies. You can also play and sing along with karaoke CDs and view and record live TV (select models only). MediaSmar

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Using other preinstalled multimedia software To locate other preinstalled multimedia software: ▲ Select Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. For example, if you want to use Windows Media Player to play an audio CD, click Windows Media Player. NOTE: Some programs may be located in subfolders. Installing multimedia software from a disc To install any multimedia software from a CD or DVD, follow these steps: 1. Insert the disc into the optical drive. 2. When t

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3 Audio Your computer enables you to use a variety of audio features: Play music using your computer speakers and/or connected external speakers ● Record sound using the internal microphone or connect an external microphone ● ● Download music from the Internet ● Create multimedia presentations using audio and images ● Transmit sound and images with instant messaging programs ● Stream radio programs (select models only) or receive FM radio signals Create or “burn” audio CDs ● 8 Chapter 3 Audio

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Connecting external audio devices WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices. To connect external devices such as external speakers, headphone, or a microphone, refer to the information provided with the device. For best results, remember the following tips: Be sure that the device cable is securely connected to the correct jack

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4Video Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features: Watch movies ● Play games over the Internet ● ● Edit pictures and video to create presentations ● Connect external video devices ● Watch TV, including high-definition TV (select models only) Connecting an external monitor or projector The external monitor port connects an external display device such as an external monitor or a projector to the computer. ▲ To connect a display device, connect the device cable to the external mo

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Connecting an HDMI device The computer includes an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port. The HDMI port connects the computer to an optional video or audio device, such as a high-definition television, or any compatible digital or audio component. The computer can support one HDMI device connected to the HDMI port, while simultaneously supporting an image on the computer display or any other supported external display. NOTE: To transmit video signals through the HDMI port, you need an

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Configuring audio for HDMI To configure HDMI audio, first connect an audio or video device, such as a high-definition TV, to the HDMI port on your computer. Then configure the default audio playback device as follows: 1. Right-click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click Playback devices. 2. On the Playback tab, click either Digital Output or Digital Output Device (HDMI). 3. Click Set Default, and then click OK. To return audio to the computer

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This section explains how to watch TV using the HP Media Remote Control. To view live television, follow these steps: 1. Press the TV button on the HP Media Remote Control to open the MediaSmart TV mode. 2. Use the arrow keys to select the source name, and then press the OK button. The TV broadcast begins to play in the preview window. 3. To watch in full-screen format, press the right arrow to move the cursor to the preview window, and then press the OK button. NOTE: You can also use the keyboa

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5 Optical drive Your computer includes an optical drive that expands the functionality of the computer. Identify what kind of device is installed in your computer to see its capabilities. The optical drive allows you to read data discs, play music, and watch movies. If your computer includes a Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive, then you can also watch high-definition video from disc. Identifying the installed optical drive Select Start > Computer. ▲ You will see a list of all the devices installed on your

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Using optical discs An optical drive, such as a DVD-ROM drive, supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). These discs store information, such as music, photos, and movies. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CDs. Your optical drive can read standard CD and DVD discs. If your optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive, it can also read Blu-ray discs. NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical dr

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Selecting the right disc An optical drive supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). CDs, used to store digital data, are also used for commercial audio recordings and are convenient for your personal storage needs. DVDs are used primarily for movies, software, and data backup purposes. DVDs are the same form factor as CDs but have 6 to 7 times the storage capacity. NOTE: The optical drive on your computer may not support all the types of optical discs discussed in this section. CD-R discs Use CD-R


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