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COMPUTERTOP TV-III FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed an used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, may cause interference to radio communication. It has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed
COMPUTERTOP TV-III Contents 1. SPECIFICATIONS ...............................................................................................4 2. INTRODUCTION ...............................................................................................5 3. INSTALLATION..................................................................................................6 3.1 Hardware Installation............................................................................6 3.2 Software Installation
COMPUTERTOP TV-III 1. Specifications System Bus — IBM AT or compatible 286/386/486, 8 or 16-bit slot System Requirements — DOS 3.1 or higher, Microsoft Windows 3.1 Monitor — VGA Amplifier Power — 4 watts (2 watts/channel max.) TV Channels — 122 channels covering broadcast and cable VHF and UHF channels. Video Inputs — NTSC composite Stereo Speakers — 8 ohms CD-ROM inputs — Accepts external and internal connections for stereo audio inputs from CD players or CD-ROM drivers Stereo Audio Inpu
CHAPTER 2: Introduction 2. Introduction The Computertop TV-III card gives The Computertop TV-III card is a full-motion video display card with you simultaneous viewing of one live television source in a window and a television tuner and audio- processing circuitry. It allows a live running application programs such as spreadsheets, word processors, video window from cable or broadcast television to be merged or desktop publishing in other windows. The hardware requires with VGA graphics on a s
COMPUTERTOP TV-III 3. Installation 4.Find an empty 16-bit slot next Use the hardware installation guide that came with your system to find to the VGA card. Rearrange existing cards if needed. specifics related to your PC. 5.Avoid static discharge—touch WARNING the metal surface of the PC. Static discharge can damage sensitive electronic com- 6.Remove the metal back plate ponents on your Com- from the empty slot and set the putertop TV-III card and in retaining screw aside. Carefully your PC.
CHAPTER 3: Installation 9.Plugthe terminating “dummy alignment, seating, and plug” into the external installation. Review the initial connector of the VGA card to installation procedures. which the monitor cable was Compare your setup to the previously attached. installation picture. Try again. 10.Attach the supplied mini-DIN NOTE cable to the Computertop Some Local-bus VGA boards TV-III board. may cause improper operation of the Com- The yellow jack is for composite putertop TV-III board. If
COMPUTERTOP TV-III 2.Setup and installation of the 6.Once software installation is Computertop TV-III software complete, you can start must be done at the DOS Computertop TV-III operation command level. Before by double-clicking on the attempting to install the Computertop TV-III icon. The Computertop TV-III software, cursor will change to an you must exit Microsoft “hourglass” while the board is Windows. Do not exit Microsoft being initialized. When the Windows by using the DOS icon. cursor ret
CHAPTER 4: Operation 4. Operation This chapter describes the menu This option brings up the Color items supported by Computertop dialog box with seven scroll bars to TV-III Board. control Brightness, Contrast, Tint_(Hue), Color (saturation), Red 4.1 Find/Hide Remote Level, Green Level, and Blue Level. Find/Hide Remote hides or 4.4.1 BRIGHTNESS redisplays the remote control Changes in the brightness level of window. the video are reflected with a row of vertical bars at the bottom left 4.2 Clear
COMPUTERTOP TV-III 4.4.2 CONTRAST c.Select Colors option from the floating menu or from the Changes in the contrast are reflected Configure menu in the menu with a row of vertical bars at the bar. This brings up the Colors bottom left corner of the TV screen. dialog box with scroll bars for The word Contrast is displayed color adjustments. A Tint scroll above the row of bars. The contrast bar lets you adjust the hue. can be adjusted three ways: 4.4.4 COLOR (SATURATION) a.Use the contrast button
CHAPTER 4: Operation 4.4.5 RED LEVEL 4.4.7 BLUE LEVEL Changes in the red level of the video Changes in the blue level of the are reflected with a row of vertical video are reflected with a row of bars at the bottom left corner of the vertical bars at the bottom left TV screen. The word Red is corner of the TV screen. The word displayed above the row of bars. The Blue is displayed above the row of red level can be adjusted two ways: bars. The blue level can be adjusted two ways: a.Use the Red bu
COMPUTERTOP TV-III 4.6.1 VOLUME 4.5 Broadcast Changes in the volume are reflected Broadcast gives you the following with a row of vertical bars at the options: bottom left corner of the TV screen. A red bar moves along the row to a.USA Broadcast indicate the current volume level. The word Volume is displayed above b.USA Cable the row of bars. The volume can be adjusted three ways: c.Japan a.Use the Volume button on the These are the only standards that remote. Pressing the top of the can be h
CHAPTER 4: Operation 4.6.3 BASS c. Select the Audio option from the floating menu or from the Changes in the bass level of the Configure menu in the menu audio are reflected with a row of bar. This brings up the Audio vertical bars at the bottom left dialog box with scroll bars for corner of the TV screen. The word audio adjustments. A Treble Bass is displayed above the row of scroll bar lets you adjust the bars. The bass level can be adjusted treble. three ways: 4.6.5 BALANCE a. Use the Bass b
COMPUTERTOP TV-III 4.7 Help 4.8 Video Align Displays a Windows help screen This brings up a Video Align dialog explaining the functions of the box that lets you reposition the video program. Help is made available in window to match the VGA display two ways. screen. These adjustments should be performed using the “Screen “ TV a. Click on the “?” key on the style (set the style using TV Style in remote. Then click on any the Configure menu). remote button or a menu item. Instead of performing the
CHAPTER 4: Operation 4.8.3 VIDEO POSITION ADJUSTMENTS 4.9 Exit First set Video Position Horizontal Brings up the Exit dialog box where and Vertical slide bars to the far left the user specifies whether to leave of their range. Next adjust the Shift the audio on or off after the Clock Adjust control as described program is closed. below. Complete the adjustment with the Video Position Horizontal and Vertical scroll bars to register NOTE the video memory position By default audio is disabled (pa
COMPUTERTOP TV-III For channels requiring only one 4.10.1 CHANNEL DISPLAY digit, a short delay confirms that When the TV input is selected, the the whole channel number has current channel number (displayed been entered. If you don’t enter in the LCD panel) can also be a second digit before a certain displayed on the top right corner of amount of time, the channel is the TV Board screen by activating set using just the single digit. If the Display key on the remote. you select an invalid channel
CHAPTER 4: Operation 4.11 Sleep Timer 4.13 Selecting the Audio Source The sleep timer turns the TV off There are three audio sources that after a period of time. Program the can be selected: time through the Wakeup/Sleep dialog box in the Configure menu. • The tuner There are two ways to enable or • An external source from a laser disable the sleep timer: disk or VCR a. Use the Sleep button on the • An internal source, which could remote. Pressing once enables be a sound board or CD-ROM the fun
COMPUTERTOP TV-III 4.14 Selecting the Video Source 4.15 Still Image Capture The Computertop TV-III card has An image can be captured and two video sources, the tuner and an written to pre-specified file type external video source such as a laser using the Snapshot button on the disk player or a VCR. You can select remote. The file name and type are the two video sources as follows: specified by selecting Save from the Display menu or from the floating a. Use the TV/Video button on menu. This br
CHAPTER 4: Operation 4.16 Still Image Display 4.17 Print Captured Images Still images can be loaded when the To print captured images, select the standard Windows interface or Print option from the floating menu screen is selected. To load an image, or from the Display menu of the select the Load option from the menu bar. This brings up the Print Display menu. The dialog box dialog box supported by the default displays two list boxes, one to select printer. If no default printer is the director
COMPUTERTOP TV-III 4.20 Select The User Interface 4.22 Zooming and Panning The Set TV style option in the Video can be zoomed by a factor of 2 floating menu or the Configure by selecting Zoom from the floating menu of the menu bar selects the TV menu or from the Display menu on interface. When the TV style is set to the menu bar. You can also zoom by Cabinet or Screen only, choices are double-clicking with the right mouse made through the remote, the button over the video window. When keyboard,