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TF7100HDPVRt-Aus-8506e

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  • Introduction
  • 1.1 Features
  • 1.2 Controlling the digital receiver
  • 1.2.1 The front panel
  • 1.2.2 The remote control
  • 2.1 Unpacking
  • 2.2 Safety precautions
  • 2.3 Rear panel connections
  • 2.4 Connecting up your digital receiver
  • 2.4.1 Connecting the antenna
  • 2.4.2 Connecting to your television set
  • 2.5 Inserting batteries in the remote control
  • 2.6 Switching on for the first time
  • 2.6.1 Powering on and checking picture
  • Service Search
  • 3.1 Searching broadcasting services
  • 3.2 Resetting to factory settings
  • Preference Settings
  • 4.1 Video and audio settings
  • 4.1.1 Television aspect ratio
  • 4.1.2 High definition television
  • 4.1.3 Audio mode
  • 4.2 Local time setting
  • 4.3 Parental control
  • 4.4 Adjusting the On-Screen Display
  • 4.5 Preferences for recording and playback
  • 4.5.1 On a playback
  • 4.5.2 Progress bar
  • 4.5.3 Recording storage
  • 4.5.4 To turn on the time shift feature
  • 4.5.5 To play back MP3 files randomly
  • Listing Services
  • 5.1 Editing the favourite list
  • 5.2 How to use on-screen keyboard
  • Daily Usage
  • 6.1 Volume control
  • 6.2 Watching television
  • 6.2.1 The services list
  • 6.2.2 The favourite services list
  • 6.2.3 Viewing programme information
  • 6.2.4 Selecting audio tracks
  • 6.2.5 Selecting subtitle tracks
  • 6.2.6 Viewing teletext
  • 6.3 Viewing electronic programme guide
  • 6.4 Using picture in picture
  • 6.5 Using time shift
  • Recording and Playing
  • 7.1 Recording a programme
  • 7.1.1 Instant recording
  • 7.1.2 Timer recording
  • 7.1.3 Scheduling recordings using the programme guide
  • 7.2 File archive
  • 7.2.1 To delete a recording
  • 7.2.2 To sort recordings
  • 7.2.3 To lock a recording
  • 7.2.4 To rename a recording
  • 7.2.5 To make a new folder
  • 7.2.6 To move or copy recordings to another folder
  • 7.3 Playing back a recording
  • 7.3.1 To navigate using the progress bar
  • 7.3.2 To play in slow motion
  • 7.3.3 To play in fast motion
  • 7.3.4 To make a bookmark
  • 7.3.5 To play back a recording repeatedly
  • 7.3.6 To play back recordings in sequence
  • 7.4 Editing a recording
  • 7.5 MP3 playback
  • 7.6 Formatting the hard disk drive
  • 7.6.1 Internal hard disk drive
  • 7.6.2 External hard disk drive
  • 8.1 Configuring the router
  • 8.2 Configuring the network settings on the digital receiver
  • 8.2.1 Making a network profile
  • 8.3 Accessing the FTP server
  • 8.3.1 To access over the Internet
  • Firmware Update
  • 9.1 Checking the firmware information
  • 9.2 From a USB memory
  • 9.3 By means of the FTP server
  • Index

TOPFIELD

TF 7100 HD PVRt
User Guide
High Definition

Digital Terrestrial Receiver
Personal Video Recorder

The lighting flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to a person. The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product.

. .1 Unpacking . . .3 Rear panel connections . . . . . . .1 Features . . . . . . . .2 Controlling the digital receiver 1. 3 Service Search 16 3. . 2. . . . . . . . . . .2 Resetting to factory settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3. . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. .6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . . . . . . . . . . . 18 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Powering on and checking picture .6 Switching on for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Connecting up your digital receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Setup 2. . . . . . .1 Video and audio settings . . . . . . .1 Searching broadcasting services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . 2. . . . . 2. . . . . . . . 17 Preference Settings 18 4. . .1 Connecting the antenna . . . . . . . . . .5 Inserting batteries in the remote control . . . . . . . . .2 Safety precautions . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 The front panel . . . . . . . . . .2 The remote control . 2. iv 1 1 2 3 4 7 7 7 9 11 11 12 14 15 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Connecting to your television set 2.4.iv Contents Contents Contents 1 Introduction 1. . . . .4. . . . . . .

. . . . . . . Local time setting . . . . . .1 Instant recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. 30 Daily Usage 6.1 Television aspect ratio . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preferences for recording and playback . . . . . . . . . . .5 4. . . . .5. . . . . .5 Selecting subtitle tracks . . . .3 Scheduling recordings using the programme guide 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 The favourite services list . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . . . 4. . . . . . . .2 High definition television . . 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Editing the favourite list . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . .2 Progress bar . . . . . . . . .4 Using picture in picture . . .1 Recording a programme . . . .4 4.1 Volume control . . . . . . . . 31 31 31 31 33 34 35 35 35 35 37 38 40 41 41 43 45 46 6 . . . . . . . . 4. . .5 To play back MP3 files randomly . . . . . . . . . .2.4 Selecting audio tracks . 6. . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 5 Listing Services 28 5. . . . . . . 4. . . . . . . . . . 7. . .2 How to use on-screen keyboard .3 Viewing electronic programme guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . .5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Using time shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adjusting the On-Screen Display . 7 Recording and Playing 7. . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . .1. . . . .1 The services list . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parental control .2 4. . .3 Recording storage . .2. . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . .Contents v 4. . . . . .3 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. .2 Timer recording . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. . .2 File archive . . .6 Viewing teletext . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . .3 Audio mode . . . 6.3 Viewing programme information 6. 28 5.1 On a playback . 6.2. . . . .1. . . . 4. . . 4. . .4 To turn on the time shift feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.2 Watching television .

8. . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . .5 To play back a recording repeatedly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 7. . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 To delete a recording . . . . . .6.2. . . . .1 Checking the firmware information . . . 7. . . . .3. . . .1 To access over the Internet . 7. . . . . . . . .6. . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editing a recording . .3 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 47 47 48 48 48 49 50 50 50 51 51 52 53 53 54 54 55 56 57 58 58 61 62 64 64 65 66 67 8 Accessing the digital receiver via Networking 8. . 9. . Formatting the hard disk drive . . 8. . . . .vi Contents 7. . MP3 playback . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. 7.5 To make a new folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Configuring the router . . . . .3 To play in fast motion . . . .3 By means of the FTP server . . . . . . .3. . . . . . .3 Accessing the FTP server . . .3 To lock a recording . . .2 To sort recordings . . . . . . .4 To rename a recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. .2. . . . . .2 To play in slow motion .6 To play back recordings in sequence . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Internal hard disk drive . . . . . . .1 To navigate using the progress bar . . .2. . . . .2.2 From a USB memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . 7. .1 Making a network profile . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . .6 To move or copy recordings to another folder Playing back a recording . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 To make a bookmark . . . . 9. 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . .3. . . . . . 8. . 7.2. . . . . 9 Firmware Update 9. . . . . .3. . . . . . .2. . . . . 7. . .3. . . . . . .4 7. . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Configuring the network settings on the digital receiver .2 External hard disk drive . .

1 Features The TF 7100 HD PVRt digital receiver has the following features: • Can store up to 2000 television and radio services. instead. The frequency in digital broadcasting is usually called transponder. 1. NOTE In general we equate a channel with a frequency. the word service is preferably used than channel as a term to indicate one television or radio broadcast. However. which must be installed appropriately. For its operation you need an antenna.1 Chapter 1 Introduction The TF 7100 HD PVRt digital receiver is fully compliant with the international Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard. . unlike analogue broadcasts. digital broadcasts are not all assigned to their own frequencies. multiple television broadcasts are transmitted through a single frequency. To reduce confusion in this manual. and thus is able to receive digital broadcasts of that standard.

. on the other hand. • Has an electronic programme guide that provides an overview of scheduled programmes. when it is on.2 Controlling the digital receiver You can operate the digital receiver with the remote control and the buttons on the front panel. you should keep it plugged into a wall outlet to be in standby mode so that it can run timer events at any time. Then you can quickly go to whatever part of the current programme by fast forward or backward search. 1. • The large storage capacity of the hard disk drive allows you to record up to about 125 hours of SD services and up to 40 hours of HD services —in case of 250 gigabytes— in excellent picture and sound quality. it is in operation mode. • You can view information about the current television or radio programme. • You can record one service while you are currently watching another. • Time shift is a special technical feature available on the TF 7100 HD PVRt.2 Introduction • You can create favourite lists of your favourite services. NOTE When the digital receiver is off but plugged into a wall outlet. we say that it is in standby mode. You can pause the programme you are watching and resume it again at a later time. Even when you are not using the digital receiver.

Front display displays the current time in standby mode. The following indicates what they mean. buttons switch to previous or next service. CHANNEL .1. and specific lamps and a display to indicate its status. There is a tiny flap on the bottom right-hand side that protects the USB port. ca bd . buttons decrease or increase the volume. They are also used to navigate in menus and interactive screens. They are also used to change values for menu options.1 The front panel The front panel of the digital receiver has buttons to control the digital receiver. STANDBY button switches the digital receiver between standby mode and operation mode. and displays the current service in operation mode.2 Controlling the digital receiver 3 1. VOLUME .2. to which you can connect USB devices like a memory stick or an external hard disk drive.

They are also used to change values for menu options. is used to select an audio track and a sound mode. is used to set a sleep timer in 10 minute increments. Numeric buttons are used to enter a service number for service change or to specify values for menu options.4 Introduction 1. 10 displays the service information box. 3 £  £   V . 3 8 21 32 33 27 26 22 23 36 30 3 5 10 34 35 25 28 29 24 31 19 6 switches between the current service and the previously viewed one.1 for more details. £  £   P . 6 9 12 11 13 20 5 2 4 17 5 mutes the sound. Press again to switch it back on. 7 8 £   OK ¢ ¡displays the services list. See § 6. It is also used to select a menu item. P ¢ − ¡ ¢ + ¡buttons switch to previous or next service. It is also used to display more information about a programme. or 11 . 9 £   FAV ¢ ¡displays the favourite lists.2. They are also used to navigate in menus and interactive screens.2.2 The remote control 1 1 14 15 7 4 18 16 2 button switches the digital receiver between standby mode and operation mode. V ¢ − ¡ ¢ + ¡buttons decrease or increase the volume.

4 for more details. pauses live television or playback of a recorded programme.1. to stop recording. 15 £   A/R ¢ ¡changes aspect ratio. It is also used to return ¢ to the previous menu from a submenu. 16 17 18 19 £   GUIDE ¡displays the electronic programme guide. 12 is used to select a subtitle track. switches between television services and radio services. depending on the context. 22 23 24 25 26 . or to jump back to live television from time-shifted television. resumes normal playback speed. displays teletext. To play a recorded programme. See § 4. See § 7.2 for more ¢ details.1. is used to stop playback. £   SAT ¢ ¡swaps the sub-picture with the main picture. or displays the progress bar for navigation on playback or time shift. This button has other fucntions as well. see button 24.Format ¡changes video resolution. See § 4.2 for more details. 20 £   MENU ¡displays the main menu. is used to display the list of recorded programmes that are stored on the internal hard disk drive. ¢ £   AUX ¢ ¡is not used in this model. ¢ is used to start recording. See § 6.2 Controlling the digital receiver 5 a video track of multifeed programme. 21 £   EXIT ¡is used to exit a menu or to hide on-screen info.1 for more details.1. 13 14 £   V.

. See § 6. is used to jump to next bookmark position or to jump forward 30 seconds.4 for information about picture-in-picture. 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 The . . They will be guided by on-screen help. It is also used to specify a block for editing or for repeated playback. is used to make a bookmark during playback or time shift. and buttons have additional different functions per menu besides their own function. is used to jump back for an instant replay. minify or hide the sub-picture. Subsequent presses change the playback speed. It is also used to jump to end of recording during a playback.6 Introduction 27 is used to start reverse playback. It is also used to edit a recording. is used to start slow motion playback. changes the position of sub-picture clockwise. It is also used to jump back to beginnng of recording during a playback. Subsequent presses increase the rewind speed. is used to start fast motion playback. Subsequent presses increase the playback speed. changes the position of sub-picture counterclockwise. is used to display. . displays the services list for sub-picture.

2 Safety precautions Please read carefully the following safety precautions. .5 V) One power cord One loop cable to link the first tuner with the second tuner • One component cable (RCA cable) • One USB wireless module • A copy of this user guide NOTE Accessories may vary according to your local area. • • • • Remote control unit Two batteries for the remote control (AAA 1. 2.1 Unpacking Before going any further. check that you have received the following items with your digital receiver.7 Chapter 2 Setup 2.

or the warranty will be void. • The mains socket should be near the equipment. For the power consumption of the digital receiver.1: Power specifications Input voltage Power consumption 90 to 250 V AC. • Do not place the digital receiver close to heat emitting units or in direct sunlight. Do not run an extension lead to the unit.2. as this will impair cooling. refer to Table 2. For the physical specification of the digital receiver. Use dry cloth when cleaning the digital receiver. make sure there is a minimum space of 10 centimetres around it. • Refer all servicing to a qualified service technician. • Do not expose the digital receiver to any moisture. Table 2.8 Setup • The mains power must be 90 to 250 volts. If the cord is damaged. Check it before connecting the digital receiver to the mains socket . 50/60 Hz 32 W at maximum in operation 8 W in standby . • Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched. refer to Table 2. Do not lay any objects such as magazines on the digital receiver. do not use the digital receiver and get the cord replaced. The digital receiver is designed for use indoors only. • Never open the digital receiver casing under any circumstances. When placed in a cabinet.1. • Place the digital receiver on a firm and level surface.

1 3 5 7 9 14 VIDEO Y AUDIO ANT 1 ANT 2 L Pb L S/PDIF COAXIAL LAN R Pr R RF LOOP 1 OUT RF LOOP 2 OUT AUDIO S-VIDEO USB RGB HDMI OPTICAL RS-232 2 4 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 Check what connections your television set has in comparison with the digital receiver. VIDEO Composite video output socket for the television set.3 Rear panel connections The TF 7100 HD PVRt has a wide range of connections on the back.2: Physical specifications Size Weight Operating temperature Storage relative humidity 430× 60× 265 mm 4.2. 1 ANT 1 Terrestrial broadcasting signal input socket for the first tuner.3 Rear panel connections 9 Table 2. (white/red) 2 3 4 5 6 .5 kg 0 to 45 °C 5 to 90 % 2. RF LOOP 2 OUT Terrestrial broadcasting signal output socket through the second tuner. ANT 2 Terrestrial broadcasting signal input socket for the second tuner. (yellow) AUDIO L/R Stereo audio output socket for the television set or the audio system. RF LOOP 1 OUT Terrestrial broadcasting signal output socket through the first tuner.

RS-232 Serial port. (green/blue/red) S-VIDEO Super video output socket for the television set. (white/red) S/PDIF COAXIAL Coaxial type of Dolby digital output socket for the audio system. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Table 2. HDMI Audio and video output socket for the high definition television set.0 Host VIDEO AUDIO YPbPr RGB S-VIDEO S/PDIF USB . AUDIO L/R Stereo audio output socket for the television set or the audio system. RGB Component video output socket for the monitor. AC INPUT Power socket.3: Connectors specifications HDMI High definition video output Left & right audio output Dolby digital audio output Composite video (CVBS) output Left & right audio output Component video (YUV) output Component video (RGB) output Super video (S-Video) output Dolby digital audio output 2.10 Setup 7 Y/Pb/Pr Component video output socket for the television set. USB USB port for firmware update or connection of USB devices. LAN Local area network port. S/PDIF OPTICAL Optical type of Dolby digital output socket for the audio system.

or are using a signal amplifier with more than one output. if you are in a weak signal area. Also. . so that both tuners work properly. 2. NOTE However. If you have another digital receiver. you may achieve better results by connecting a cable from the antenna or amplifier directly to the ANT 2 connector rather than using the loop cable. Set up the digital receiver suitably to your television and other appliances. Connect the antenna cable to the ANT 1 connector on the back panel of the digital receiver. you must ensure that there is a connection to both the ANT 1 and ANT 2 connectors on your digital receiver.4. contact your dealer. Normally you do that by using a loop cable to link from the RF LOOP 1 OUT connector to the ANT 2 connector.2. you need to connect the digital receiver to your television antenna so that it can receive digital television services. or you want to still receive analogue channels on your television.4 Connecting up your digital receiver There are several ways to set up the digital receiver.1 Connecting the antenna Whatever sort of connection you have between the digital receiver and the television. If you have any problem with your setup or need help. link it from the RF LOOP 2 OUT connector.4 Connecting up your digital receiver 11 2.

12 Setup 2. S-Video connector (S-VIDEO) 5. you do not have to make audio connection because the HDMI connector can output stereo audio or Dolby digital audio. To use the HDMI connector If you have a high definition television set. If your television does not have the matching connector. we recommend you to use the first connector to get best picture quality.4. HDMI connector (HDMI) 2. Component connector (YPbPr) 3. RGB connector (RGB) 4. In this case. and plug the other end into the matching socket on your television. To use the component video connector You need to obtain a component video cable (RCA cable) to use the component video connector.2 Connecting to your television set Between all the following connectors of the digital receiver. then use the next connector in the following order for better picture quality. Composite connector (VIDEO) You should configure audio and video settings after connecting up the digital receiver. See § 4. and plug the other ends into the matching sockets on your television. Plug one ends of the cable into the Y (green). Y Pb Pr . 1. Pb (blue) and Pr (red) sockets on the digital receiver.1 for detailed description. you should use a HDMI cable for best results. Plug one end of the cable into the HDMI socket on the digital receiver.

and plug the other end into the matching socket on your television.4 Connecting up your digital receiver 13 To use the RGB video connector You need to obtain a RGB cable (15 pin D-sub cable) to use the RGB connector. .2. Plug one end of the cable into the S-VIDEO socket on the digital receiver. To use the S-Video connector NOTE You cannot view high definition video with the S-Video connector. To use the composite video connector NOTE You cannot view high definition video with the composite video connector. and plug the other end into the matching socket on your television. Plug one end of the cable into the RGB socket on the digital receiver. You need to obtain a composite video cable (RCA cable) to use the composite video connector. You need to obtain a S-Video cable to use the S-Video connector. and plug the other end into the matching socket on your television. Plug one end of the cable into the VIDEO (yellow) socket on the digital receiver.

which is marked on the base of the battery compartment. Be sure to remove used batteries. Plug one end of the cable into the S/PDIF socket on the digital receiver. and then insert the batteries observing the polarity. If you want to use the COAXIAL connector.14 Setup To make the audio connection You need to obtain an audio cable (RCA cable) to connect the audio connectors. your television or audio system must be able to decode Dolby digital audio. prepare an optical S/PDIF cable. the batteries may be flat. may not be disposed of with household waste. Please dispose of . 2. and plug the other end into the matching socket on your audio system. Plug one end of the cable into the AUDIO L (white) and AUDIO R (red) sockets on the digital receiver. and plug the other end into the matching sockets on your television or audio system. The manufacturer accepts no liability for the damage resulting from leaking batteries. including those which contain no heavy metals. If the digital receiver no longer reacts properly to remote control commands. and you need to obtain a S/PDIF cable. NOTE Batteries. To enjoy Dolby digital audio. prepare a coaxial S/PDIF cable (RCA cable). open the battery compartment by removing the lid. to use the OPTICAL connector. otherwise.5 Inserting batteries in the remote control To insert the batteries.

Check that the television is set to the correct input.1 Powering on and checking picture Now. Find out about the legal regulations which apply in your area. continue £   pressing ¢ V. You might need to temporarily connect one of the other available video connectors (other than HDMI connector) to your television set so that you can see the on-screen menus in order to configure the video settings. £   .6. you should plug it into a mains socket.6 Switching on for the first time 15 used batteries in an environmentally sound manner.6 Switching on for the first time Now that you have your digital receiver connected. After about 10 seconds you should see a picture showing a menu. 2.Format ¡button on the remote control. you can skip to § 3. 2. If the picture is good. Ensure that your television set is turned on. try pressing the ¢ V.1 to search for the available television and radio services. Refer to § 4. press the button in top left corner on the remote control. Otherwise. so that you will be able to see the display from the digital receiver.1 to configure the video settings.Format ¡button until 576I is indicated by the small LCD display on the front panel of the digital receiver. If after several tries you still get no picture.2. Now leave on this setting until you establish a picture.

You should see a screen like the left figure. then the digital receiver will search for all available services. 3.1 Searching broadcasting services To perform service search. you will need to perform a service search.16 Service Search Chapter 3 Service Search After connecting up the digital receiver. you should set the Antenna Supply 5V option to On to supply power to it. If you have an antenna booster. select the Installation > Service Search menu. You should set the Search Mode option to Auto for the first time after connecting up the digital receiver. You may choose to only search for services of a specific transponder because more than one service are provided via each .

To do that. and then at the Channel option select your desired transponder. . select the Start Search item. To start service search. NOTE A factory reset will not delete any recorded programmes. favourite entries and timer events will all be deleted. OK £   To stop at any time or to exit without saving. press the ¢ ¡button to save found services.3. then a list box appears. To do that. If you select Yes. The number ranges from 6 to 12 in VHF and 28 to 69 in UHF. service entries. select the Installation > Factory Setting menu. set the Search Mode option to Manual. in which found services will be listed. press the ¢ EXIT ¡ button. and then you get asked for confirmation.2 Resetting to factory settings The digital receiver maintains the following data: • • • • Services list Favourite list Timer list Preference settings You can reset all data of the digital receiver.2 Resetting to factory settings 17 transponder. When it £   has completed. and preference options will be reset to the manufacturer’s factory settings. 3.

1 Video and audio settings You have to configure the video and audio settings appropriately to your television set and other appliances. Otherwise.18 Preference Settings Chapter 4 Preference Settings 4.1. set the TV Aspect Ratio option to 16:9.1 Television aspect ratio If you have a wide-screen television. if you have a normal-screen television. set the TV Aspect Ratio option to 4:3. You should see a screen like the left figure. 4. Select the System Setting > A/V Output Setting menu. .

set the 16:9 Display Format option to Letter Box. . Wide-screen pictures then will be cut out on the left and right sides equally to fit to the width of the normal screen. the better quality you can enjoy. 4.4. Widescreen pictures then will be reduced to fit to the width of the normal screen. The digital receiver will then convert all video output to the selected setting. component and RGB output connectors. to watch them in the shape like the right figure.1. It is recommended that you set it to the highest resolution your television can display. In general a resolution of 720 or more is considered high definition. The Auto setting tells the digital receiver to output all video as it is without any resolution conversion.Format ¡button. Otherwise. 720 for a 1280 × 720 screen. if your television set does not support high definition.1 Video and audio settings 19 You cannot fully enjoy wide-screen programmes with your normal-screen television as the above figures show. set it to Center extract. The left figure shows a normal picture displayed in the normal screen. you cannot enjoy high definition quality picture. for example. To watch wide-screen programmes in the shape like the centre figure. The Video Format setting controls the video format for the HDMI. While watching television you can change the resolution with £   the ¢ V. If you know your television’s native screen resolution.2 High definition television The digital receiver supports various video resolutions from 576 to 1080. you may achieve a better picture by setting it to that resolution. The higher the resolution is. However.

digital receiver will then only convert 576i video into 576p video. Apart from this setting.1. you should set this option to 576I to 576P. NOTE You can enjoy only standard definition video with the following connectors: • Composite video connector (VIDEO) • S-Video connector (S-VIDEO) 4. See § 6. NOTE If the service you are currently watching does not provide Dolby digital. you can change the sound mode with the button. some television sets are not able to display a certian resolution. Set the Sound Mode option as you desire. One is an encoded signal.2. there are two audio sources as you can find two audio sockets on the back panel of the digital receiver. The digital receiver can output two types of digital audio signals via the S/PDIF connector. if your television set cannot display 576i video. You can enjoy only one source or both of them in either stereo or mono. If your digital audio system does not have a Dolby Digital decoder.4 for detailed description. set it to Bitstream. The Preferred Video Format option allows an exceptional resolution conversion against such a case.20 Preference Settings Though the Auto setting is desirable. Otherwise. you cannot watch the programme with Dolby sound even though you set the Digital Output option to Bitstream. . For example.3 Audio mode Basically. you have to set the Digital Output (Dolby Digital Only) option to PCM. and the other is a decoded signal.

You should see a screen like the left figure. set the Daylight Saving Time option to On. Make sure that your local time is correctly displayed on the Local Time option. 4. NOTE Daylight saving time adds one hour to the time when the option is set to On. To set the local time yourself.2 Local time setting You should set your local time for timer events. The time format is day/month/year 24-hour:minute. To use Greenwich Mean Time. If daylight saving time is observed in your state at the moment.4. You can set the clock manually or use the time signal.2 Local time setting 21 4. carried as part of the digital television broadcast. 2. 3. make sure that time offset does not include daylight saving time. Set the Mode option to Auto. Set the Time Offset option to the time difference between your time zone and GMT referring to Table 4.1. Select the System Setting > Time Setting menu. When setting the time offset from Greenwich Mean Time. . set the Mode option to Manual and enter your local time to the Local Time option with the numeric buttons. take the following steps: 1. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). then the Time Offset and Daylight Saving Time options become enabled.

Yakutsk Adelaide.2. Copenhagen. Singapore. When you are watching a programme. Vladivostok Magadan. Jakarta Beijing. Moscow. Brussels. Auckland. Casablanca Paris. . Sapporo. Osaka. Hanoi. St. you can check its programme classification on the information box. Buenos Aries Mid-Atlantic Azores. Bogota.3. Cape Verde Islands London.3 Parental control In general.1: Time offset table Time offset GMT − 12:00 GMT − 11:00 GMT − 10:00 GMT − 09:00 GMT − 08:00 GMT − 07:00 GMT − 06:00 GMT − 05:00 GMT − 04:00 GMT − 03:30 GMT − 03:00 GMT − 02:00 GMT − 01:00 GMT GMT + 1:00 GMT + 2:00 GMT + 3:00 GMT + 3:30 GMT + 4:00 GMT + 4:30 GMT + 5:00 GMT + 5:30 GMT + 6:00 GMT + 7:00 GMT + 8:00 GMT + 9:00 GMT + 9:30 GMT + 10:00 GMT + 11:00 GMT + 12:00 City Eniwetok. For the information box. see § 6.22 Preference Settings Table 4. New Caledonia Fiji. television programmes are classified according to the level of violence. Muscat. Tashkent Bombay. Canada. Madras. Lima Atlantic Time Canada. Kamchatka 4. Lisbon. You can prevent your children from watching specific programmes by specifying a programme classification. Canada Central Time US. Solomon Islands. Samoa Hawaii Alaska Pacific Time US. La Paz Newfoundland Brazil. Islamabad. Calcutta. Kwajalein Midway Island. Karachi. nudity and language of their content. Hong Kong Tokyo. New Delhi Almaty. Dhaka. Seoul. Perth. Riyadh. Petersburg Tehran Abu Dhabi. Canada. Baku. Wellington. Madrid South Africa. Guam. Kaliningrad Baghdad. Tbilisi Kabul Ekaterinburg. Darwin Eastern Australia. Mexico City Eastern Time US. Georgetown. Colombo Bangkok. Canada Mountain Time US.

To block programmes with undesired content for family viewing. even those with no programme classification. You should see a screen like the left figure. the content of which is moderate in impact. PG restricts to PG or above rated programmes. AV stands for Adult Viewing. NOTE If a programme does not have any programme classification . G rated programmes are suitable for all audiences. M stands for Mature. the content of which is deep hardcore. the content of which is strong. G restricts to G or above. R stands for Restricted to adults aged 18 years or over. The number is initially set to ‘0000’.4. MA restricts to MA or above rated programmes. PG stands for Parental Guidance. M restricts to M or above rated programmes. set the Censorship option to your desired level among the following: No block restricts no prorgramme. R restricts to R rated programmes. AV restricts to AV rated programmes. and you will be asked your Personal Identification Number (PIN).3 Parental control 23 Select the System Setting > Parental Control menu. the content of which is very strong. Total block restricts every programme. the content of which is mild. MA stands for Mature Audiance.

select the System Setting menu and set the Info Box Display Time option as you desire. your censorship setting will not take effect. Normally. you have to enter the personal identification number when accessing the Time Setting menu. this option does not apply to menus. To adjust its display time. set the OSD Background Transparency option to Enable. You have to enter a desired number twice for confirmation. then an input box appears. Select the System Setting menu and set the OSD Transparency option to your preference.2. If you set this option to No Info box. the information box will not be displayed when you switch services.3. if you wish to make even menus transparent. Selecting the Access Control menu displays a list of menus that you can lock.24 Preference Settings information. You can adjust the display time of the information box.4 Adjusting the On-Screen Display When a display such as the information box is on screen. pressing the button will display the information box. Its available range is from 1 to 30 seconds. If the Time Setting item is set to Locked. a menu appears fading in and disappears fading out. you cannot use the menu. If anyone is trying to watch a programme that is of or above the censorship setting. set it to Unlocked. To release a shut item. see § 6. For the information box. 4. Its available range is from 0 to 50 percent. select the Change PIN Code menu. you can view pictures shaded underneath by adjusting the transparency level of the On-Screen Display (OSD). the person has to enter the personal identification number to override. However. If you . If you enter a wrong number. However. With the option OSD Transition Fade set to Enable. You can also restrict uses of some menus. To change the number.

. you can lower its brightness.1 On a playback Sometimes you would not watch a recorded programme to the end.5 Preferences for recording and playback 25 set this option to Never Hide.4. NOTE You can always hide the information box or other on-screen £   information manually by pressing the ¢ ¡button.5. you can raise or lower the position of the information box. set the Starting of playback option to Beginning. Its available range is from −20 to +20 line. If you feel the front display of the digital receiver is too bright. the information box will always be displayed. You should see a screen like the left figure. When you watch it later. Select System Setting > PVR Setting.5 Preferences for recording and playback There are preference options related to recording and playback. Select the System Setting menu and set the VFD Brightness option to the level that you feel comfortable with. otherwise set it to Continuing. Exit In addition. 4. To watch from the beginning. Select the System Setting menu and set the Info Box Position option as you desire. you can do so from the beginning or from the last point you have watched. 4.

pressing the button displays the progress bar which shows its rate of progress.5.5. you can have it replayed from the beginning by setting the End of playback option to Replay. Never hiding allows the progress bar to disappear only if commanded.6.3 Recording storage You can choose to record to the built-in hard disk drive or to an external hard disk drive connected to a USB port on the digital receiver. . It does not disappear on slow playback or fast playback until after you resume normal-speed playback by pressing the button again. You can adjust the time of jump-back as you desire by changing the Jumpback Amount option. Every time allows the progress bar to always disappear in five seconds. but only if on normal-speed playback. set it to Live. With the option Progress bar display you can set the progress bar to hide in one of three ways: Normal speed allows the progress bar to disappear in five seconds. When you press the button again or £   the ¢ EXIT ¡button. you should set the Recording drive option to External. If you want to record a programme to the external hard disk drive. otherwise set it to Internal.2 Progress bar During a playback or time shift. Otherwise to just return to live television. See § 7. 4.2 for detailed description. 4.26 Preference Settings When a playback of a recording comes to the end. NOTE The external hard disk drive must be formatted by the digital receiver before use. The button is used to jump back for an instant replay on a playback or time-shift.

2 for the recorded programme list. set the Time Shifting option to anything other than Disable. scheduled programmes will be recorded 15 minutes longer at the end than the duration you have set. you can reverse and pause live television as if playing back a recording. you had better set the Time Padding option to anything other than Disable. the files about to be deleted are displayed in orange or yellow. To play them randomly. See § 7. In the recorded programme list.4. See § 7. set the Timeshift Storage option to Enable.2 about how to view the list of time-shifted services.5 To play back MP3 files randomly You can play back MP3 files continuously. Orange-colored files are older than yellow-colored ones.5. 4. If you set it to 15 mins. See § 7.5 for more details. When enabled. set the Reserved Space option to anything other than Disable. . If you wish to save time-shifted services not temporarily but permanently.4 To turn on the time shift feature Time shift means that the most recent hours of the television service you are watching gets saved temporarily on the hard disk of the digital receiver. To prepare against such situation. If you set it to 3 Hours.5. you can go back 3 hours at most. With this option enabled. To enable this feature. Sometimes a television programme begins or ends later than expected so that the timer recording fails to capture all of the programme. the digital receiver will delete the oldest files. you should set the MP3 Play Mode option to Random.5 Preferences for recording and playback 27 If you want to preserve the empty space of the hard disk drive to some extent at all times for scheduled recordings. See § 6.5 for how to use this feature. 4.

whereas the favourite list contains only chosen services that have been added to the highlighted group. you can define multiple favourite services lists.1 Editing the favourite list You can make your own favourite services list. . each being a ‘group’ of chosen services. favourite services belonging to the highlighted group get shown in the favourite list. In fact. There are three columns: • Group list (left) • Favourite list (centre) • Services list (right) The services list contains all available services. As you move the highlight bar up or down on the group list. You should see a screen like the left figure. Select the Organizing Favorites menu.28 Listing Services Chapter 5 Listing Services 5.

5.2 for how to use the on-screen keyboard. To add a service to the selected group. select the NEW option in the group list. To add radio services. put the highlight bar on the group entry you want and press the button. you can select your favourite services more easily. By pressing the button. press the button again. put the highlight bar on the group entry you want and press the button. See § 5. To recall the television services list after adding radio services. then the on-screen keyboard appears.2 for how to use the on-screen keyboard. With your favourite services list. it will be deleted. then a message box appears asking you for confirmation. You can add a favourite service to a group by taking the following steps: 1. Press the button and the highlight bar gets moved to the favourite list.1 Editing the favourite list 29 You can add up to 30 groups. . To rename a group. 2. If you select Yes. Put the highlight bar on a desired group entry in the £   group list and press the ¢ ¡button to select it. then the on-screen keyboard appears. To add a group. press the button.2. OK The selected service entry gets added to the favourite list. the highlight bar gets moved to each column. press the button again. Refer to § 6. To select another group. 3. then radio service entries get listed in the services list. See § 5. You can delete a favourite entry with £   the ¢ ¡button. Repeat this step to add more entries. The highOK light bar then moves to the services list. To delete a group.2 for detailed description. put the highlight £   bar on a desired service entry and press the ¢ ¡button. OK 4.

select the Space key or press the . . To type a space. otherwise if you press the ¢ EXIT ¡button.2 How to use on-screen keyboard You can move the highlight key £   horizontally with the ¢ − ¡ and V £   V ¢ + ¡buttons and vertically with £   £ the ¢ + ¡and ¢ − ¡buttons. To type lower case letters or numerals.30 Listing Services 5. select the Other key or press the . PressP P £   ing the ¢ ¡button on a key enOK ters its letter in the input line. it will not be named. You must select the Save key or press the to complete £   naming. To delete a letter. put the cursor to the right of the desired letter on the input line and then select the Del key or press the .

Press it again to restore the sound to previous level.1 Volume control Use the ¢ − ¡and ¢ + ¡buttons to alter the volume to a comV V fortable level.2. press the ¢ + ¡or ¢ − ¡button.1 The services list To view the services list. OK £   . £   £   6. You can also select a service to watch in the services list. Pressing the P P button switches to the previously viewed service. To temporarily switch off the sound. press the ¢ ¡button.2 Watching television To change services. In addition. You may need to adjust the volume on your television set too.31 Chapter 6 Daily Usage 6. press the button. £   £   6. you can switch to your desired service by entering its service number with the numeric buttons.

• To add the highlighted service into a favourite group. you can see the service information: • Service number and name • Transponder information To select a desired service. Pressing the ¢ − ¡or ¢ + ¡button skips over V V 10 entries up or down. You can switch between the television services list and the radio services list by pressing the button. then it P P OK £   £   will be presented. • To change the name of the highlighted service.2 for how to use the on-screen keyboard. with which you can do the following: • By setting the Show Provider option to On. select the Rename option. put the highlight bar on its entry £   £   £   with the ¢ + ¡or ¢ − ¡button and press the ¢ ¡button. select the Add to Favorite option. you can view service entries by groups of broadcasters. • You can prevent other family members from watching the highlighted service by setting the Lock option to Locked. Pressing the button displays the additional options. See § 5.32 Daily Usage On the services list. then the on-screen keyboard appears. with which you can enter a new name. then the favourite groups . Entering a service number with the numeric buttons puts the highlight bar on its entry. You have to enter your personal identification number to watch or unlock it.

it will be presented. if you then switch £   £   to another service using the ¢ + ¡or ¢ − ¡button. If you wish to get out of the current group. Put the highlight bar on a desired £   group and press the ¢ ¡button. The digital receiver will remind you what group you have selected by displaying its name on the right side of the information box whenever you switch services. select the All services group on the favourite group list. put the hightlight bar on a desired £   group and press the ¢ + ¡button. press the ¢ − ¡button. V After you have selected a favourite service. For how to edit the favourite lists. £   press the ¢ ¡ button.6. it will be also P P another favourite service of the selected group.2 Watching television 33 will be displayed.2 The favourite services list You can select a service to watch on a favourite list as well as on the services list. to select other OK £   group. Once you select a desired service with £   the ¢ ¡button. To select a favourite service. refer to § 5. FAV You should see a screen like the left figure. a highlight bar appears on its V favourite services list. Otherwise.1. As you move the highlight bar up or down on the favourite group list at the left box. favourite services belonging to the highlighted group are listed on the right box. To display the favourite lists. OK 6.2. .

2.34 Daily Usage 6. ) if teletext pages are provided on the • Dolby symbol ( ) if a Dolby audio track is provided on the current programme. if the electronic programme guide is provided on the current service. on which you can see all of the following: • • • • • • • • • Service number and name Signal level and quality Resolution of broadcast picture Name of selected favourite group Programme name Programme summary Broadcasting time Programme classification symbol Current time In addition. To hide the information box. • Teletext symbol ( current service. hold V £   £   down the ¢ − ¡or ¢ + ¡button until the sound bar appears and V V reaches your desired level. . you can see the infor£   mation about the current and next programmes with the ¢ − ¡ V £   or ¢ + ¡button.3 Viewing programme information Pressing the button displays the information box. you might see the following symbols: • Subtitle symbol ( ) if subtitle tracks are provided on the current programme. Pressing the button once more displays detailed information about the current programme. £   press the ¢ EXIT ¡button. To adjust the sound volume in this case. When you are not using time shift.

3 Viewing electronic programme guide The Electronic Programme Guide shows the current and scheduled programmes that are or will be available on each service with a short summary for each programme. Press the button to view teletext pages. If the current programme provides subtitle tracks. Select a page to view by entering its page number with the numeric buttons. if a multifeed programme is provided at the moment.6. 6. it will be sounded. such information as weather reports. In addition.6 Viewing teletext On some services. In this case. the subtitle symbol ( ) will be marked on the information box.2. you have to press the button once more to select an audio track.4 Selecting audio tracks Some programmes are provided with audio tacks in one or more languages. it will be displayed. 6. Mono. However.2. To clear the teletext screen. you can enjoy audio tracks in four sound modes: Stereo. press the ¢ EXIT ¡button. and adjust its transparency level with the   £ button. video tracks will be displayed. Pressing the button displays available subtitle tracks. 6. Once you select a subtitle track.2. news or stock quotations is provided by means of teletext. Pressing the button displays available audio tracks. Left or Right. the teletext symbol ( ) will be displayed on the information box.5 Selecting subtitle tracks Some programmes are provided with subtitle tracks in one or more languages. If the current service provides teletext. You can zoom into a teletext page with the button. Once you select an audio track. .3 Viewing electronic programme guide 35 6.

This lets you schedule recordings by simply clicking on the name of the programme. NOTE The provider of each service might only transmit information about the current and next programmes. See § 7.icetv. press the button. To see the programme guide for radio broadcasts.com. press the button again. and can travel over next days with the button. on which you can see the following: • • • • Scheduled programmes programme summary Broadcasting date Broadcasting time £   To see detailed information of a desired programme.36 Daily Usage Pressing the ¢ GUIDE ¡button displays the electronic programme guide.1. press the button again. please visit http://www.3 for detailed description.au/topfield.com. au. You can travel over previous days with the V button. put the £   £   highlight bar on your choice with the ¢ + ¡or ¢ − ¡button and P P £   press the button. you should set the EPG Type option of the System Setting menu to IceTV. You can make a timer recording on the electronic programme guide. To enable to use the IceTV programme guide. For instructions on setting up IceTV. To switch to another service. a full week programme guide can be obtained with a subscription from a provider such as IceTV in Australia http://www.icetv. Pressing the button displays the programme guide in the form of spreadsheet. To switch it back. To switch it back. press the ¢ − ¡ V £   or ¢ + ¡button. . However.

you sholud take the following steps: 1. Press the button to display a sub-screen.com. icetv.4 Using picture in picture 37 To activate the IceTV programme guide on your digital receiver. Select your desired file.6. 2. Press the ¢ GUIDE ¡button to display the programme guide. 3. £   6. and it will be loaded into the digital receiver. The instructions on how to use the picture-in-picture feature are as follows: 1.au/topfield into the memory stick which is inserted into your computer.4 Using picture in picture You can watch two services at the same time with one of them presented in a sub-screen. NOTE The file needs to be placed in a sub-folder called ice. and the list of programme guide files in the memory stick is displayed. . Download a programme guide file from http://www. Pull out the memory stick and insert it into a USB port on the digital receiver. We call this feature picture-inpicture. 5. on which another service will be presented. Press the button. 4.

When you are watching a programme and you miss something you can rewind and replay it. and pressing it once again hides the sub-screen. See § 4.38 Daily Usage 2. you can watch a live programme in the sub-screen. Or when your attention is needed elsewhere you can pause it and resume it a short time later without losing any of it. £   5. To display the services list for the sub-screen. Pressing the button once more minifies the subscreen. you can skip commercials until you catch up to the live broadcast. Then. . In order to use the time shift feature.4. This is called time shifted television. 6. press the button. Even when you play back a recording. the available services in the services list may be limited. Pressing the ¢ ¡button swaps the main picture with the sub-picture.5. Pressing the button moves the sub-screen counterclockwise. When you do this you are no longer watching the live programme. and even rewind and replay it. However. and pressing the button moves it clockwise. 3.5 Using time shift You can pause and resume a live TV programme. instead you are watching a delayed presentation of it. you should set the Time Shifting option anything other than Disable. NOTE When a recording is in progress. you cannot swap the pictures in that case. SAT 4.

A value of −00:02:00 means two minutes behind live programme. The buffer will reset each time you change to another service. refer to § 7. or greater as set by the Time Shifting option. • You can jump backwards by pressing the button. See § 4.5 for that option. The time-span of which is controlled by Jump back Amount option.2. For fast motion see § 7.5 Using time shift 39 When enabled. The time difference compared to live programme is displayed momentarily in top right corner of screen.1.6.3. • To check your current position in time shift. the digital receiver will keep as much as thirty minutes. press the gramme will be presented.3. • You can change playback speed. • To end time shift. recording buffer of current service by utilizing the hard disk drive storage.3. • You can jump forward 30 seconds at a time by pressing the button. button. The live pro- . For slow motion see § 7. With time shift enabled. the following operations are possible: • You can navigate using the progress bar.3. press the button.

• You can record two different services while watching another–only if two of the services are provided through the same transponder. . See § 6. • You can record one service while watching another. See § 7. • You can even record two different services while watching two other different services—only if two or more services are provided by same transponder and the other service(s) are provided in another same transponder.4 for the picture-inpicture feature.40 Recording and Playing Chapter 7 Recording and Playing The TF 7100 HD PVRt digital receiver has two tuners so that you can enjoy the following: • You can watch two services at the same time using the picture-in-picture feature.3 for playing back a recording. • You can record two different services while playing back a previously recorded programme and even start playing back a recording while it is being recorded.

it is put on the recorded programme list even though it is not finished yet. which indicates the order that the recording is started. 7. To record two programs simultaneously. It may cause damage to recorded programmes.1 Instant recording To instantly record the programme you are watching at present. Note that Topfield is not responsible for damages inflicted on files that are stored on the hard disk drive. Once a recording is started. you can only change to a limited number of services while the two programs are being recorded. When you are watching a service different from the service being recorded. . CAUTION Do not move the digital receiver nor pull out the plug while it is running. two tuners are allocated for the recording.1 Recording a programme Once recording has started. When a programme is being recorded onto on external hard disk drive. NOTE If a recording lasts less than one minute. The recording file is named after its service name with a suffix of a number. you must not disconnect it.1.7. you can view a number on the centre of the symbol. the digital receiver will not save the recording.1 Recording a programme 41 7. a symbol like the left figure will be displayed at the top right of the screen for a few seconds. Arbitrary disconnecting may cause the digital receiver to be down and cause damage to the recording file. press the button. Therefore.

set the Duration option £   as you desire with the ¢ − ¡and V £   £   V OK ¢ + ¡buttons and press the ¢ ¡ button. you can watch or record another service. Instead. which shows programmes currently being recorded. its recording will stop. then a box like the left figure appears. the recording will end at the specified time. See § 7. press the button.2 for the recorded programme list. it is still possible to pause a recording. To additionally record another service. and press the . If you select one. switch to the service you want to record. If the information about the next programme is provided by . in which you can set the recording duration. pressing the button will pause the live show and begin time shifting within the current recording even with the Time Shifting option disabled. To specify an arbitrary recording duration. button or While a recording is going on. However. or pause the recording. press the alternatively select the File List menu. To stop recording. Pressing the button will not pause the current recording like it does with a video cassette recorder. Once a recording is started.42 Recording and Playing To view the recorded programme list. pressing the button displays a menu like the left figure.

the current recording will stop when the current programme is scheduled to end. When the recording comes to the end. In such case. and a box like the left figure appears. However. Once the After this program option is selected. it will switch into operation mode and start recording at a specified time. Selecting the Record pause option pauses recording. press the button. control will then pass to you. select the Timer Setting menu. If this option is set to Off.1 Recording a programme 43 the electronic programme guide. the digital receiver will not automatically switch back into standby mode. When you press the button again.1. you will see this option is changed to Record continue. the After this program and After next program options will be available. To resume recording. 7. Take the following steps: 1. then the timer list will be displayed. Even if the digital receiver is in standby mode. select it. once the After next program option is selected. that is you become the operator. the digital receiver will switch back into standby mode again in one minute.7. To manually input a timer recording. Set the Record option to On to make a recording. if you press any button on the remote control or on the front panel even just one time. the current recording will stop when the next programme is scheduled to end. Likewise. the digital receiver will turn on at the . To add a new timer event.2 Timer recording You can set a service to be recorded at a specific time.

instead. If you want a radio programme. There are five timer modes: One Time means literally ‘one time’. at which the recording will be started. Every Weekday means ‘from Monday to Friday every week’. set it to TV. 3. Set the Duration option to a desired time. set the Type option to Radio. otherwise. If your favourite programme is broadcast at weekends and you wish to record every episode of the programme. See § 5. 6. in which the recording will be finished. Pressing the ¢ ¡button on the File Name option displays OK the on-screen keyboard. with which you can specify a file name for the timer recording. Weekly means ‘one day every week’. Pressing the ¢ ¡button on this OK option displays a services list.44 Recording and Playing specified time but not record. Set the Date option to a desired date. 2. 7. The time format is hour:minute. Set the Service option to the service which provides the £   programme you want. If you do not specify anything. it will be named after the service name. 4. The date format is day/month/yearday of the week. Every Weekend means ‘Saturday and Sunday every week’. on which the digital receiver will turn on.2 for how to use the on-screen keyboard. Set the Start Time option to a desired time. 5. Every Day means literally ‘every day’. £   . you may record with your video cassette recorder or suchlike in this case. set the Mode option to Every Weekend. from which you can select your desired service.

3 Scheduling recordings using the programme guide If the electronic programme guide is properly provided. The instructions on how to make timer recordings using the electronic programme guide are as follows: 1. To edit a timer entry. press the ¢ ¡ OK button. then you get asked for confirmation. Select a programme you want to record with the ¢ + ¡and P £   P ¢ − ¡buttons. Press the ¢ GUIDE ¡button to display the electronic programme guide. To set a timer recording with the above settings.7. 7. £   V V 2.1 Recording a programme 45 8. If you select Yes. put the highlight bar on the entry you want to remove and press the button. To make a timer event £   . the letter P is displayed. otherwise. To make a timer event without recording. You can also edit or delete timer events in the timer list. then appears a box in which you OK can change its settings in the same manner as making a new one. Select a service you want to record with the ¢ − ¡and ¢ + ¡ buttons. you can make timer events on it.1. it will not be saved and will not occur. select the OK item. £   £   3. it will be deleted. To delete a timer event. £   4. put the highlight bar on the entry you £   want and press ¢ ¡button.

file name. press the button to show a box in which you can edit. press it once more or alternatively press the button.1. To change its settings. Refer to § 7. MP3 (External Storage) of a memory stick.2 for detailed description.46 Recording and Playing with recording. recording time. Recorded Services (External Storage) of an external hard disk drive. The file information is comprised of the following elements: file number. You can select a recording to play back from the recorded programme list. file size and so on. . OK £   7. This timer event is placed on the timer list. MP3 of the internal hard disk drive. Pressing the ¢ ¡button once more will cancel the timer. 5. You can use an external storage such as external hard disk drive or a memory stick. playing duration. 6.2 File archive When a programme is recorded. it is stored as a file on the built-in hard disk drive of the digital receiver. Here you can alternatively use an external hard disk drive. Select the File List menu or alternatively press the button to display the recorded programme list. thus you will view four lists as follows: Recorded Services of the internal hard disk drive. then the letter R is displayed.

4.1 To delete a recording To delete a recording. delete. Press the button to display the additional options. move. 5. Set the Sorting option to Alphabetic.7. perform the following steps: 1. In addition. then you get asked for confirmation. it will be deleted. £   . They are sorted by the specified option. 3.2. 3. you can make a new folder. playing duration or file size. Press the ¢ EXIT ¡button. It is possible to delete multiple files in one operation by first selecting each file with the button. put the highlight bar on it and press the button.3 To lock a recording To lock a recording so that other people cannot play or delete it. 7. 7. £   7.2. 2. 2. 4. If you select Yes. Time or Size as you want. The lock symbol ( ) is displayed on it. Put the highlight bar on a desired recording. You can play. perform the following steps: 1. rename and lock a recording file. use the or button. Press the button to display the additional options. Press the ¢ EXIT ¡button.2.2 To sort recordings To sort the recordings. You can also sort the recording files by file name. Set the Lock option to Locked.2 File archive 47 To turn to another list.

2 for how to use the on-screen keyboard. you will be asked for your personal identification number. press the button.6 To move or copy recordings to another folder To move a recording to another folder.5 To make a new folder To make a new folder. Press the button to display the additional options.4 To rename a recording To change the name of a recording. See above. the recording is copied or moved to it. Once you choose a folder. 7.2.2. 2. and the on-screen keyboard appears. then the folders are listed. Put the highlight bar on a desired recording and press the button. press the button once more. 7. .48 Recording and Playing If you select a locked recording to play it back. You can change its name in the same manner as renaming a recording. It is possible to move or copy multiple files in one operation by first selecting each file with the button. See § 5. Put the highlight bar on a desired recording. either manually or automatically–if you have Reserved Space enabled. perform the following steps: 1. then a new folder named GROUP # is created. Change the name and save it. 3. NOTE Locking a recording can also be used to stop it being deleted.2. including the external hard disk drive if it is connected to the digital receiver. Select the Rename option. For copy operation. 7.

and so on. For usage refer to § 7. Refer to § 7.3. you can enjoy the following tricks: • To see the detailed information about the currently played recording. its additional contents such as audio tracks or teletext are also recorded together. Press the ¢ ¡button to start playback.1 . press the § 7. When a programme is recorded. Refer to § 7.3.3. 3. a symbol like the left figure will be displayed at the top right of the screen for a few seconds. then the information box appears and shows its file name. The instructions on how to play a recording are as follows: 1.4. press the • To display the progress bar. playing duration. Select the File List menu or alternatively press the button to display the list of recorded programmes. • To resume normal speed playback. To resume it. 2. press the button. button.3. press the button. • For slow motion. OK 4. press the • For fast motion. Put the highlight bar on a desired recording. button. • To bookmark a scene.3 Playing back a recording 49 7. to hide it. • To pause playback. press the press the button.2.3 Playing back a recording Once playback has started.3. press the button again. programme information. press the button. £   During a playback. button. press or button. To stop playback. Refer to button. So you can enjoy them while playing back a recording.7.

Arbitrary disconnecting may cause the digital receiver to be down and cause damage to the recording file.4. press the button. refer to § 7. See § 4.3 To play in fast motion To watch in fast motion during a playback.1 To navigate using the progress bar First press the button to display the progress bar.3. you must not disconnect it from the digital receiver. press the • To jump to end of recording.2 To play in slow motion To watch in slow motion during a playback. To resume normal speed.3. If you press it repeatedly.50 Recording and Playing NOTE When a recording from the external hard disk drive is being played back. press the button. button again. 1/4 and 1/8 times. V • To bookmark a position. If you press it repeatedly.3.5 for that option. • If there are no bookmarks. press the button. hold down the ¢ − ¡button. hold down the ¢ + ¡button. the playback speed changes in . the playback speed changes in 3 steps: 1/2. 7. • You can jump backwards by pressing the button. you can jump forward 30 seconds at a time by pressing the button. 7. press the • To hide the progress bar. to go backV £   ward. then: • To go forward. The time-span of which is controlled by Jump back Amount option.3. £   7. • To jump to start of recording. press the button. button.

Bookmarks are stored with the recording so that you can use them again afterwards. press the button. button. the playback speed changes from 2 times to 1500 times. You can play not only forward but also backward in fast motion. then you will see a small dot appear above the progress bar like in the picture above. To delete a bookmark. To jump forward to next bookmark. press the button. You can have up to 64 bookmarks. button then the 5.4 To make a bookmark You can mark favourite parts of a recording by creating bookmarks. 2. To resume normal speed. 7.3 Playing back a recording 51 increments from 2 times up to 1500 times. To add a bookmark.7. .5 To play back a recording repeatedly You can play back a recording repeatedly both in whole and in part. press the button at a desired scene. If you press it repeatedly. Press the button to display the progress bar. To play backward. To resume normal speed.3. To jump to first bookmark. press the button. press the button. jump to it and then press the button. 3.3. To make bookmarks. and then jump to them. 7. perform the following steps during playback: 1. press the 4.

To play back in part. it gets numbered. Press the ¢ ¡button to start playback. OK 4. Press the button. To cancel it.6 To play back recordings in sequence You can play several recordings continuously in sequence by performing the following steps: 1. Press the button again. then the repetition symbol ( ) is displayed on the information box. 3. Once a recording is selected. To cancel it. press the is displayed. 2. To jump to start of next selected recording. the part is marked in bright green. 5. Select each desired recording with the button. 5. 4. Press the button or alternatively select the File List menu to display the list of recorded programmes. then the part turns green. then the pointer becomes cyan. Press the button to display the progress bar. V V 3. and repeated playback starts. press the button when the progress bar is hidden. press the button again. 6. then press the button. button when the progress bar 7. Move to the end scene. 2. The selected recordings are played in the sequence that they are numbered. £   . Move to the beginning scene of the part you want to play £   £   repeatedly by using the ¢ − ¡or ¢ + ¡button.52 Recording and Playing To play back in whole.3. perform the following steps: 1. press the button to display the progress bar.

NOTE During an MP3 playback. button to display the progress bar during 2. Now. you can watch television but cannot use the picture-in-picture feature. To begin with. Move to the end scene. Press the a playback. you have to make a folder named audios in lower case in your memory stick because the digital receiver will find MP3 files only in that folder. If you choose the Save option.4 Editing a recording 53 7. the cut will be saved in a new file which is named after the original recording with a suffix of ‘(SAVE)’ and a number. then the edit options are displayed 6. and then perform the following steps: . V V 3.5 MP3 playback You can enjoy music or audio books in MP3 format from a memory stick with the digital receiver. If you choose the Remove option. 5.7. Some MP3 files decoded in nonstandard format may make popping noises.4 Editing a recording You can cut out or save a part such as a commercial from a recording by performing the following steps: 1. 7. Press the button. Move to the beginning scene of the part you want to edit £   £   by holding down the ¢ − ¡or ¢ + ¡button. 4. Then copy MP3 files to that folder from your personal computer or suchlike. insert the memory stick into a USB port on the digital receiver. it will be removed from the original recording and discarded. Press the button. 7.

If you wish to do that. If you select Yes. You can £   also use ¢ ¡button to select all files. you must format it before use because the digital receiver has its own file system which is different from any of personal computers. You can neither record nor use time shift with an unformatted hard disk drive. If you press the continuously in sequence. it is recommended to do a hard disk format before requesting service. set the PVR Setting > MP3 Play Mode option to Random.1 Formatting the hard disk drive Internal hard disk drive You can delete all contents stored in the hard disk drive by formatting it. SAT 3. select the Installation > Format Hard Disk menu.6 7. . To stop playback. Press the button and then the or button to display the list of MP3 files within the memory stick.6. 7. if you want to play several files. OK button. 2. press the button. press the button again. then all files will be played 4. select them with the button. then you are asked for confirmation. If you are having problems with recording or playback. Put the highlight bar on a desired file. NOTE If you are to replace the internal hard disk drive with new one.54 Recording and Playing 1. Press the ¢ ¡button to start playback. formatting will start. 5. CAUTION Formatting the hard disk will delete all files permanently. £   To play back MP3 files randomly instead of in sequence. To cancel it.

6. As often as not you might have the external hard disk drive damaged by a power failure or unintentional disconnection. Select the Installation > Format External Storage menu. In such a case. formatting will start. If you select Yes. you must format it before use. . NOTE The digital receiver will format the external hard disk drive in the ext2 file system. you cannot read it straightforwardly without a utility program such as Ext2Fsd. CAUTION Formatting the hard disk will delete all files permanently.7.6 Formatting the hard disk drive 55 7. then you are asked for confirmation.2 External hard disk drive If you are to use an external hard disk drive for the first time by connecting it to a USB port on the digital receiver. you can use the Installation > Repair External Storage menu to recover the external hard disk drive from damage. If you have it connected to your Windows computer.

2. Accessing the FTP Server of the digital receiver. To use the network features of the digital receiver. 3. which will connect the digital receiver to your computer or the Internet. So it must be powered up all the time if you wish to use the web service at any time. Configuring your router for the digital receiver. you should take the following steps: 1. Here you need a router. . You can download recording files to your computer via the FTP service.56 Accessing the digital receiver via Networking Chapter 8 Accessing the digital receiver via Networking NOTE The following section describes complex functions that should only be used by owners with advanced computer knowledge. Configuring the network settings on the digital receiver. NOTE The FTP server of the digital receiver doesn’t work in standby mode. TF 7100 HD PVRt provides an FTP service.

the setup program of WRT54G. Once your router is powered up. refer to the manual of your router. You had better assign a static IP address to the digital receiver to avoid this inconvenience. . For how to specify a static IP address on the digital receiver. which is a router manufactured by Linksys.2. you can access the digital receiver with the IP address which is assigned to the digital receiver by the router. will be referred to as an example of how to configure the router for network access.1 Configuring the router 57 8. For how to assign a static IP address. a local area network gets created whether or not it is connected to the Internet. refer to the manual of your router.1 Configuring the router In this section.8. a new dynamic IP address will be assigned to it. see § 8. If the digital receiver reboots. NOTE For detailed description about how to set up the router. In this case. You can let the router automatically assign a dynamic IP address to the computers or devices connected to the network by enabling the DHCP server of the router.

58 Accessing the digital receiver via Networking 8. You may make either a wired or wireless connection as you are pleased. Select the Installation > Network Setting menu. You may choose any entry to make a network profile. .2. plug the wireless module into the USB port on the back of the digital receiver. If you will use wireless connection. NOTE You cannot use both wired and wireless connections at the same time. You will need to obtain a network cable to use wired connection. You should see a screen like the left figure. and plug the other end into an available port of the router.1 Making a network profile You should make at least a network profile with which you can connect the digital receiver to your home network. 8. Plug one end of the cable into the LAN port on the digital receiver.2 Configuring the network settings on the digital receiver Make sure that the digital receiver is connected to your router before configuring the network settings on the digital receiver.

you should specify the IP Address. select the Wireless LAN option. Default Gateway and DNS options to match with the configuration of the router. you should see a screen like the left figure. However. If you didn’t plug the wireless module into the digital receiver. £   £   If you set the Connection Type option to Static. the Default Gateway should be set to the local IP address of your router. Select a network type with the ¢ − ¡or ¢ + ¡button.2 for how to use the on-screen keyboard. Don’t forget to press the button to save the new network profile.8. Once you select a network type. To change the profile name. set the Connection Type option to DHCP. the Wireless LAN option would be not available. use the Static option. See § 5. If you will V V use a network cable. Otherwise. you should see a screen like the left figure. If you want to use a dynamic IP address assigned by the router. launch the on-screen keyboard with the button. . Subnet Mask.2 Configuring the network settings on the digital receiver 59 Once you choose an entry. otherwise. select the Wired LAN option.

Enabling a network connection does not give rise to the startup of the FTP server. When you access the FTP server. Don’t forget to start the FTP server with the button.60 Accessing the digital receiver via Networking After you finish making network profiles. Select the Installation > FTP Setting menu. you will be asked to log in with the account that is made with these options. Set the User ID and Password options as you desire. . activate an available profile with the button to enable the network connection. You should see a screen like the left figure.

. You can log into the FTP server with the user name and password specified in the FTP Setting menu.8.3 Accessing the FTP server You need an FTP client program to access the FTP server of the digital receiver.3 Accessing the FTP server 61 8.

The instructions on how to use the DDNS service are as follows: . which can settle this problem. you can access your router with a domain name. Your router may be assigned to a dynamic IP address by an Internet service provider. Via this feature.1 To access over the Internet When you are away from home. However. many routers support Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) service. you cannot access it unless someone in your home can inform you of the changed IP address. your router will lead you to the digital receiver when you access your router with its IP address.3. So if the router has rebooted. If you use a DDNS service.62 Accessing the digital receiver via Networking 8. The following image is an example of one such DDNS service provider. you can access the digital receiver inside your home if your router is configured to route FTP access to the digital receiver by means of port forwarding.

Whenever a new dynamic IP address is assigned to the router. which should be supported by your router. This makes it possible that you access the router with a domain name at any time. Make an account on a web site providing DDNS service.3 Accessing the FTP server 63 1.8. Configure your router with the account so that it can communicate with the web site. it will inform the DDNS service provider of the new IP address. . 2.

http://www. Select the Information > IRD Status menu. and download the latest firmware with the same system identification. You should see a screen like the left figure. once in a while a new firmware may be released to improve the digital receiver.i-topfield. from the Topfield web site. . However. You can get the latest firmware.1 Checking the firmware information You have to check up the firmware information of your digital receiver before downloading a new firmware.com. Remember the number of the System ID item.64 Firmware Update Chapter 9 Firmware Update The digital receiver has a stable and convenient firmware to use. 9.

then insert the USB memory stick into the USB port on the digital receiver. 2. After a few minutes the digital receiver will then restart itself again. Otherwise you will fail in firmware update. Do not interrpt it. Download a new firmware from the Topfield web site. After which the firmware update process is complete.2 From a USB memory If you have a USB memory stick. 5.9. Turn on the digital receiver. 3. . Select the Installation > Transfer Firmware menu. then Yes and the firmware update package will then be transferred and the digital receiver will then restart itself. Copy the firmware file to your USB memory stick. 9. 4. NOTE Your USB memory must be formatted in the FAT file system. After which the firmware update will be performed.2 From a USB memory 65 NOTE It is only allowed to update with the firmware of which system identification is identical to that of yours. you can update the firmware from it by performing the following steps: 1. Select Update from USB. 6.

.3 By means of the FTP server You can use the digital receiver’s FTP server for firmware update. Upload a new firmware to the root directory of the FTP server.66 Firmware Update 9. which is in fact the root directory of the internal hard disk drive. and then restart the digital receiver. See Chapter 8 for how to use the digital receiver’s FTP server. The digital receiver checks for any available firmware as a rule when it turns on.

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15 mins, 27 16:9, 18 16:9 Display Format, 19 3 Hours, 27 4:3, 18 576I to 576P, 20 A/V Output Setting, 18 AC INPUT, 10 Access Control, 24 Add to Favorite, 32 After next program, 43 After this program, 43 Alphabetic, 47 ANT 1, 9, 11 ANT 2, 9, 11 Antenna Supply 5V, 16 AUDIO L, 14 AUDIO L/R, 9, 10 AUDIO R, 14 Auto, 16, 19, 20 AV, 23 Beginning, 25 Button, 4 Censorship, 23 Center extract, 19 Change PIN Code, 24 Channel, 17 COAXIAL, 14 Connection Type, 59 Continuing, 25 Date, 44 Daylight Saving Time, 21 Default Gateway, 59 DHCP, 59 Digital Output (Dolby Digital Only), 20 Disable, 27 DNS, 59 Duration, 42, 44 DVB, 1 Electronic Programme Guide, 35 EPG Type, 36 Every Day, 44 Every time, 26 Every Weekday, 44 Every Weekend, 44 ext2, 55 Ext2Fsd, 55 External, 26 Factory Setting, 17 File List, 42, 46, 49, 52 File Name, 44 Format External Storage, 55 Format Hard Disk, 54 FTP server, 60, 61, 66 FTP Setting, 60, 61 G, 23

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GMT, 21 HDMI, 10, 12 high definition, 19 IceTV, 36 Info Box Display Time, 24 Info Box Position, 25 information box, 34 Internal, 26 IP Address, 59 IRD Status, 64 Jump back Amount, 39, 50 Jumpback Amount, 26 keyboard, 30 LAN, 10, 58 Letter Box, 19 Live, 26 Local Time, 21 Lock, 32, 47 Locked, 47 M, 23 MA, 23 Manual, 17 Mode, 21, 44 mono, 20 MP3, 46 MP3 (External Storage), 46 MP3 Play Mode, 27, 54 Network Setting, 58 Never hiding, 26 NEW, 29 No block, 23 Normal speed, 26 normal-screen television, 18 One Time, 44 OPTICAL, 14 Organizing Favorites, 28 OSD Background Transparency, 24

OSD Transition Fade, 24 OSD Transparency, 24 Parental Control, 23 Password, 60 PG, 23 picture-in-picture, 37 PIN, 23 port forwarding, 62 Preferred Video Format, 20 Progress bar display, 26 PVR Setting, 25 R, 23 Radio, 44 Random, 27 Record, 43 Record continue, 43 Record pause, 43 recorded programme list, 46 Recorded Services, 46 Recorded Services (External Storage), 46 Recording drive, 26 Remove, 53 Rename, 32, 48 Repair External Storage, 55 Replay, 26 Reserved Space, 27 RF LOOP 1 OUT, 9, 11 RF LOOP 2 OUT, 9, 11 RGB, 10, 13 RS-232, 10 S-VIDEO, 10, 13, 20 S/PDIF, 20 S/PDIF, 14 S/PDIF COAXIAL, 10 S/PDIF OPTICAL, 10 Save, 53 Search Mode, 16, 17 Service, 44 Service Search, 16 services list, 31 Show Provider, 32

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Size, 47 Sorting, 47 Sound Mode, 20 specifications, 8–10 Start Search, 17 Start Time, 44 Starting of playback, 25 Static, 59 stereo, 20 Subnet Mask, 59 subtitle, 35 System ID, 64 teletext, 35 Time, 47 time format, 21 Time Offset, 21 Time Padding, 27 Time Setting, 21, 24 Time Shifting, 27, 38, 39, 42 timer list, 43 Timer Setting, 43 Timeshift Storage, 27 Total block, 23 Transfer Firmware, 65 transponder, 1 TV, 44 TV Aspect Ratio, 18 Type, 44 USB, 10, 58 User ID, 60 VFD Brightness, 25 VIDEO, 9, 12, 13, 20 Video Format, 19 Weekly, 44 wide-screen television, 18 Windows, 55 Wired LAN, 59 Wireless LAN, 59 Y/Pb/Pr, 10

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Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Correct disposal of this product This marking shown on the product or its literature indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life. Copyright © 2008. Topfield continues to improve the digital receiver which this guide explains. This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal. http://www.. Topfield Co.com Australian version 110T-Q5068-201-0 . To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal. So some explanations and illustrations in this guide could be different from the actual digital receiver.i-topfield. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Ltd. Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product or their local government office for details of where and how they can dispose this product for environmentally safe recycling. Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.

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