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HP SLC3760N MediaSmart LCD TV - Setting Up Your LCD TV

This document pertains to the HP SLC3760N MediaSmart 37-Inch LCD TV.
This document explains how to set up your HP MediaSmart LCD TV.
  note:
The HP SLC3760N MediaSmart TV User's Guide documents using Windows Media Connect on your computer as the media server to share media with the TV. However, Microsoft recently released Windows Media Player 11, which incorporates the Windows Media Connect file sharing functionality.
When installing Windows Media Player 11 on your computer, Windows Media Player installation looks for and removes any prior instances of Windows Media Connect."
  note:
It may be necessary to purchase additional network, video, and audio cables to perform some of the steps in this document.
Installation Overview
It is very important to:
  • Connect the MediaSmart television to your home network before installing the MediaSmart software on your computer.
  • Follow installation instructions in the following order:
    1. Setup your television for normal use, including attaching the power cable.
    2. Connect peripherals, such as cable or satellite set-top boxes and DVD players.
    3. Connect your television to your wired or wireless home network router.
    4. Install the MediaSmart software.
      1. Download from the Internet the Windows Media Player software (which shares your computer media to the TV).
      2. Configure which folders you want to share.
      3. Configure which online media services, such as Internet radio, will be available on your television.
    5. On your TV, select your media server.
Before you begin
Make sure you have the following:
For HDTV Setup:
  • A high definition TV source, such as a cable box or off air antenna.
  • A component or HDMI cable for receiving high definition content from the set-top box.
For MediaSmart Networking Setup:
  • A computer with Windows XP operating system with Service Pack 2 installed or with Windows Vista operating system.
  • An active broadband network connection to the Internet, such as a cable modem or DSL.
  • An established home network (LAN) with a wired or wireless router.
    • If you are assigning the IP address manually, you need the IP address, subnet mask, DNS server, and Gateway values.
    • If you are using a wireless router, you need the network name (SSID) and security password (WEP or WPA key).
Points to note during installation:
  • Select a location for the TV that has easy access to the AC power receptacle.
      warning:
    Due to the size and weight of the display and stand, it is recommended that a minimum of two people move the TV.
  • Refer to TV back panel for connector locations.
Items needed for setup
The following items that came with the TV are used in this article. If you recently purchased your TV and an item is missing Contact HP (in English) for a replacement.
Figure : Television (panel with stand attached)
Figure : MediaSmart cables
Figure : Wireless antennas
Figure : Power cable
Figure : Cable clamp
Figure : Cable tie
Figure : Remote control
Other items you need
Have on hand the following:
  • Two persons to lift and move the TV
  • Cables to connect the antenna or cable TV signal source, and other devices you want to connect to the TV
  • An HDTV signal source (antenna, satellite, cable)
  • An Ethernet cable if using a wired router connection
  note:
Optional equipment, cable or satellite TV service, and all cables are sold separately.
Connecting MediaSmart Cables
Figure : Connecting three MediaSmart cables
  1. Connect the MediaSmart A (AV out) cable to the MediaSmart A connector (1). Route the cable through the clamp (5) located below the connector panel. Connect the other end of the MediaSmart A cable to AV Out (3).
  2. Connect the MediaSmart B (Control) cable to the MediaSmart B connector (2). Route the cable through the clamp (5) located below the connector panel. Connect the other end of the MediaSmart B cable (ferrite core end) to Control (4).
  3. Connect the two-prong mail plug end of the MediaSmart C cable to MediaSmart C connector (6). Connect the other end of the MediaSmart C cable to the C connector (7) on the right of the back of the TV. Route the cable through the clamp (8) located below the C connector and close the clamp to secure the cable.
Connecting devices
Use the following sections depending on the type of device you are connecting:
  warning:
Before connecting the TV to any other electronic device, unplug the TV and electronic device AC cords from the AC input.
  note:
An F-type connector should be finger-tightened only. When connecting the RF cable to the TV set, do not use tools to tighten the F-type connector, as it may cause damage to your TV set.
Connecting the antenna or basic cable
Use standard 75-ohm coaxial cable to connect a ground antenna or cable TV input source to the TV. Use shielded coaxial cable to reduce radio frequency (RF) interference.
  note:
Optional equipment, cable or satellite TV service, and all cables are sold separately.
  caution:
Unplug the power for the TV and all connected components before connecting the antenna or cable.
  1. Connect the input source coaxial cable to the Ant/Cable connector on the back of the TV.
    Figure : Ant/Cable connector
  2. Connect power to the TV.
  3. Turn on the TV.
    The initial setup displays on the screen when the TV powers on for the first time. It asks for language and other selections, and then it searches for a signal from all available channels and adds the channels to the channel list. Be sure to insert batteries into the remote control unit before use.
Connecting cable or satellite with a set-top box
You can connect a digital TV set-top box (air or cable) and other audiovisual equipment by using the following steps.
  note:
Optional equipment, cable or satellite TV service, and all cables are sold separately.
  caution:
Unplug the power for the TV and all connected components before connecting the set-top box.
  1. Connect the set-top box input source cable(s) to the back of the TV using one of the connector sets:
    • HDMI cable connected to the Input 4 connector on the TV.
      Figure : HDMI connector
        note:
      For HDMI connections, after you turn on the TV press Setup on the remote control to open the onscreen display menus, select the Option menu, and define the HDMI Setup items.
    • DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter and audio cables connected to the Input 4 HDMI connector and audio connectors on the TV.
      Figure : DVI-to-HDMI converter with audio connectors
        note:
      For HDMI connections, after you turn on the TV press Setup on the remote control to open the onscreen display menus, select the Option menu, and define the HDMI Setup items.
    • Component video and audio cables connected to Input 1 or Input 2 connectors on the TV.
      Figure : Component connectors
    • S-video and audio cables connected to Input 3 connectors on the TV.
      Figure : S-video connector
    • Video (composite) and audio cables connected to Input 1, Input 2, or Input 3 connectors on the TV.
      Figure : Composite with audio connectors
        note:
      The Video (composite) connector in each of the Input 1, Input 2, and Input 3 connector sets share the audio connectors with the Component or S-video connector in the set. Connect only one video input for each input set.
  2. Connect the cables to the set-top box.
  3. Turn on the set-top box.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.
Connecting a DVD player, VCR, DVR, game console, or camcorder
You can connect optional equipment (sold separately), such as a DVD player, VCR, DVR, and so on, to the TV by using the AV input connectors.
Optional equipment, including an external sound system, and all cables are sold separately.
You can connect a DVD or other audiovisual equipment by using the following:
  • HDMI cable connected to the Input 4 connector on the TV.
  • DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter and audio cables connected to the Input 4 HDMI connector and audio connectors on the TV.
  • Component video and audio cables connected to Input 1 or Input 2 connectors on the TV.
  • S-video and audio cables connected to Input 3 connectors on the TV.
  • Video (composite) and audio cables connected to Input 1, Input 2, or Input 3 connectors on the TV.
You can connect a VCR for playback by using either S-video or Video (composite) connections (Input 3). To connect a VCR or other device for recording TV (input to the VCR), see Connecting a VCR for recording.
You can connect HDMI equipment by using the HDMI connector (Input 4).
You can connect DVI equipment by using a DVI cable with a DVI-to HDMI converter cable and audio cables, and the Input 4 HDMI connector and audio connectors.
You can connect a game console, camcorder, and some other AV equipment by using either S-video or Video (composite) connections (Input 3).
Connecting optional equipment to the TV
  caution:
Unplug the power for the TV and all connected components before connecting the optional equipment. Ensure that the optional equipment is powered off.
  1. Connect the cable(s) to the back of the TV using one of the connector sets:
    • HDMI cable connected to the Input 4 connector on the TV.
      Figure : HDMI connector
        note:
      For HDMI connections, after you turn on the TV press Setup on the remote control to open the onscreen display menus, select the Option menu, and define the HDMI Setup items.
    • DVI video cable with a DVI-to-HDMI converter and audio cables connected to the Input 4 HDMI connector and audio connectors on the TV.
      Figure : DVI-to-HDMI converter with audio connectors
        note:
      For HDMI connections, after you turn on the TV press Setup on the remote control to open the onscreen display menus, select the Option menu, and define the HDMI Setup items.
    • Component video and audio cables connected to Input 1 or Input 2 connectors on the TV.
      Figure : Component connectors
    • S-video and audio cables connected to Input 3 connectors on the TV.
      Figure : S-video connector
    • Video (composite) and audio cables connected to Input 1, Input 2, or Input 3 connectors on the TV.
      Figure : Composite with audio connectors
        note:
      The Video (composite) connector in each of the Input 1, Input 2, and Input 3 connector sets share the audio connectors with the Component or S-video connector in the set. Connect only one video input for each input set.
  2. Connect the cables to the optional equipment.
  3. Turn on the optional equipment, and start play.
  4. Connect power to the TV.
  5. Turn on the TV.
Connecting a video recording device
The TV does not output a signal for recording video.
Connect a video recording device, such as a VCR, to the signal source (antenna or cable) and then connect the device to the Ant/Cable connector on the TV. See Connecting the antenna or basic cable. Use the recording device to tune to the channel you want to record.
Connecting an external sound system
You can connect an external sound system to the TV using a digital audio or an analog audio signal:
  • Use the Digital Audio Output connector on the back of the TV to provide a digital audio signal to an optional external sound system, such as a digital receiver or a surround sound system.
  • Use the Output (Audio) left and right connectors on the back of the TV to provide an analog audio signal to an optional external sound system, such as an analog amplifier or stereo system.
  caution:
Unplug the power for the TV and all connected components before connecting an external sound system. Ensure that the external sound system is powered off.
  1. Connect the external sound system to the TV:
    • For a digital audio connection, connect an optical cable to the Digital Audio Output connector on the back of the TV and to an external sound system.
    • For an analog connection, connect audio cables to the Output (Audio) left and right connectors on the back of the TV and to an external sound system.
  2. Connect power to the TV.
  3. Turn on the TV.
  4. Connect the power, and turn on the external sound system.
  5. For a digital connection, press Setup on the remote control to open the onscreen display menus, select the Option menu, and define the digital audio format. Also, select Digital Dolby Out as the audio output in the Audio option of the Media Settings.
Connecting your TV to your wired or wireless home network router
Connect the TV to the router in your computer local area network (LAN) by connecting an Ethernet cable or by attaching the provided wireless antennas (optional).
  note:
You can connect your TV using both a wired and a wireless LAN connection to your computer router, but only one network connection is supported at a time.
  caution:
Unplug the power from the wall for the TV and all connected components before connecting your network router. Ensure that the computer and network equipment are powered off.
  1. Connect the Ethernet cable to your network router and to the Ethernet LAN connector on the back of the TV. Skip this step if you are not using a wired connection.
    Figure : Connect a wired Ethernet cable
  2. Attach the two wireless network antennas to the TV wireless antenna connectors by screwing each antenna into place. Skip this step if you are not using a wireless connection.
  3. Connect power to the TV.
  4. Turn on the TV.
  5. Turn on the network equipment and the computer.
Connecting power to the TV
  1. Connect the power cord to the AC In connector on the back of the TV.
    Figure : Connect the power cord, insert the cable clamp, route and bundle the cords with the cable tie, connect to the AC power outlet.
  2. Insert the cable clamp from the box into the hole on the back of the TV.
  3. Route the cords through the cable clamp and bundle the cords in the cable tie from the box.
  4. Connect the power cord to the AC power outlet.
Turning on the TV for the first time
The TV has a Power button on the top of the display. You can also use the remote control Power button to turn on the TV. The initial setup starts when the TV powers on for the first time.
Turn on the TV
  • Using the TV buttons:
    1. Press the Power button on the top of the TV.
    2. Press the Input button as needed to select the TV as the input source to view.
  • Using the remote control:
    1. If necessary, install batteries in the remote control.
    2. Point the remote control at the remote control sensor at the lower-right of the front of the display, if necessary press the Device button to light the TV indicator, and then press On/Offbutton.
    3. Press the Source button as needed to select the TV as the input source to view.
Complete the initial setup
Follow the onscreen instructions to:
  1. Select a language (English, French, or Spanish).
  2. Select the standby mode (Mode 2 is default).
  3. Select Air or Cable.
  4. Select the type of channels to search.
  5. Select Search, and then press OK to begin the channel search.
    Wait while the TV finds the available channels.
Completing the MediaSmart software installation and configuration
Select and, if necessary, define the network settings at your TV, then install the MediaSmart software, and complete the configuration.
Define network settings at your TV
  1. On the remote control, if necessary press the Device button to light the TV indicator. Press Media. The main media menu opens.
  2. Press the down arrow button to select Settings and then press OK. The Settings menu opens with Media Servers selected. The Media Servers list shows Demo but may not show any other servers.
  3. Next, you select the type of network:
Checking wired network settings
  note:
If you are changing from a wireless network to a wired network, you must first select Wired as the network type:
  1. Press the down arrow button to select Network, and then press OK.
  2. Press an arrow button to select Wired, press the down arrow button to select OK, and then press OK.
  3. Wait while MediaSmart restarts for the next screen to display. When you see the Settings menu opens with Media Servers selected, then check the wired network settings using the steps in this section.
To check the wired network settings
  1. In the Settings menu, press the down arrow button to select Current Settings, and then press OK.
  2. Review the current settings that appear:
    If you see Network Mode: wired network, then the network uses DHCP (that is, the IP address is automatically assigned). Continue with Install and configure the MediaSmart software at your computer.
    If you see Network Mode: wired network (disconnected), but your network uses DHCP (that is, the IP address is automatically assigned), consider the following:
    • Check that the TV Ethernet cable is properly connected to the router. If you reconnect the Ethernet cable, press OK and repeat step 2.
    • Check that the network equipment, including the router, is turned on and operating. If you turn on or restart equipment, press OK and repeat step 2.
    If your router does not use DHCP, then assign a static IP address manually; continue with Assigning an IP address manually.
Defining wireless network settings
  1. Press the down arrow button to select Network and then press OK.
  2. Press an arrow button to select Wireless, press the down arrow button to select OK, and then press OK.
  3. Wait while MediaSmart restarts for the next screen to display.
  4. The TV shows the wireless server with the strongest signal (or the last one selected) and asks if you want to use it. Press an arrow button to select Yes or No, and press OK. If you select Yes, continue with step 6; if you select No, continue with step 5.
  5. The TV shows a list of wireless servers it found. Do one of the following:
    • Press a down arrow button to select a server, and press OK.
    • Press the down arrow button to select Enter the SSID manually, and press OK. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter the SSID.
  6. Press an arrow button to select the wireless security type you have on your wireless network, and then press OK.
    • If you select a WEP-type security, continue with step 7.
    • If you select a WPA-type security, continue with step 8.
    • If you select None, continue with step 10.
  7. Press an arrow button to select the WEP key type Hex or ASCII, and press OK.
  8. Press an arrow button to enter the text box. Enter the WEP key or WPA passphrase using the onscreen keyboard or the remote control number pad.
    • Use the onscreen keyboard:
      Press the Blue context button on the remote control to open the onscreen keyboard for text entries.
      Press an arrow button to select a key and press OK to enter. Press the Blue button again to close the keyboard.
    • Use the remote control number pad:
      Press a number button on the remote control to enter a number or press the button as needed to scroll through the characters for that button. Press the bskp button to backspace and erase one character.
      note:
    To enter upper case characters, use the onscreen keyboard.
  9. Press the down arrow button to select Next, and press OK.
  10. Wait while the TV connects to the network.
    If you see the Settings menu opens with Media Servers selected, continue with Install and configure the MediaSmart software at your computer.
    If you see an error message, press an arrow button to select OK and then press OK to close the message. The error message appears when the TV does not connect to the network due to one of the following:
    • You entered the wrong security key or you chose no security when your network has security; continue with step 1.
    • Your network does not automatically assign the IP address; continue with Assigning an IP address manually.
Assigning an IP address manually
  1. Press the down arrow button to select Network and then press OK.
  2. Press the down arrow button to select Advanced and then press OK. The Advanced menu displays.
  3. Press an arrow button to select Switch to Manual, and press OK. The manual IP address items display.
  4. Enter the information for: IP address, Subnet mask, DNS server, and Gateway.
    Press an arrow to enter the text box, and then press the number buttons on the remote control to enter the value. Press an arrow button to move between boxes.
  5. Press an arrow button to select OK, and press OK.
  6. Wait while the TV connects to the network. The TV Settings menu opens with Media Servers selected. Continue with Install and configure the MediaSmart software at your computer.
Install and configure the MediaSmart software at your computer
This section provides instructions to install the Windows Media Player 11 software, set up the computer to share media, and set up online services for the TV.
Install media sharing software
Special software must be installed on the computer in order to stream media to the MediaSmart TV. This software is called Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 and can be installed directly on the computer from the Microsoft Web site. When you install Windows Media Player 11 on your computer, Microsoft automatically looks for and removes any prior instances of Windows Media Connect.
If you have Windows Media Player 11 on your computer, you do not need to install it. Skip to Set up the computer to share media content folders with the TV.
  note:
Your computer must be connected to the Internet to access the Microsoft Web site and download the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 program.
  1. At your computer, go to the Microsoft Web site for Windows Media Player 11 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx (in English).
  2. Download the Player program for your computer operating system. Microsoft provides:
    • Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP the Windows XP operating system.
    • Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista for the Windows Vista operating system.
    • Windows Media Components for QuickTime for the Mac OS X operating system.
        note:
      Mac OS configuration is not supported by HP.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the Player program.
  4. Continue with the next step.
Set up the computer to share media content folders with the TV
Set up Windows Media Player 11 on the computer to share specific folders with the TV.
After you start Windows Media Player 11, you choose settings to allow MediaSmart TV to view media from your computer (share media), and choose the media folders you'd like to view from your TV by adding them to the Windows Media Player Library.
  note:
For information on using Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, go to the Microsoft Web site for Windows Media Player 11 (in English).
  1. At your PC, click Start, All Programs, and Windows Media Player .
      note:
    Windows Media Player may open automatically after you install it.
    Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the settings.
  2. At the top of the Windows Media Player window, click Library, and then click Media Sharing.
    Figure : Windows Media Player window with Library and Media Sharing selected
  3. In the Media Sharing window, select Share my media.
    For Windows Vista, your home network must be a private network. If necessary, click the Networking button and verify that your network is private.
    Figure : Windows XP Media Sharing window
    Figure : Windows Vista Media Sharing window
  4. When your MediaSmart TV is connected to your home network, it appears in the Media Sharing window. Click the TV icon, and then click Allow. This allows the program to stream media to the TV.
      note:
    The first time, the TV may appear as an unidentified device. This is normal. Click the device icon, and then click Allow.
    Figure : Media Sharing window with HP TV enabled (allowed)
  5. To change the default sharing options, click the Settings button in the window. In the Media sharing - Default Settings window, you can specify how your computer is listed among the media servers (Office PC in the example figure that follows), and select the media types you want to share and optional parental controls. Click OK.
    Figure : Media Sharing - Default Settings window
  6. Click OK to complete the Media Sharing window.
  7. At the top of the Windows Media Player window, click Library, and then click Add to Library. The Add To Library window opens.
    Figure : Add To Library window
  8. Select an option under Select the folders to monitor, or click the Advanced Options button and select specific folders.
    Figure : Add To Library advance options window
  9. Click OK.
    Wait while Windows Media Player automatically adds the media files from the selected folders to your Library.
      note:
    The Windows Media Player Library does not copy the media files, but instead creates a link to each media file. The Library automatically monitors the folders you select and updates the information when a file is added or deleted in the monitored folders.
  10. Continue with the next step.
Set up Internet (online) media services for the TV
You must set up an HP Online Services account name and password in order to use the Internet services on the MediaSmart TV, such as Live365 and Snapfish.
This software is installed using the MediaSmart installation CD that came with the TV.
  1. Insert the MediaSmart CD into the computer. A window displays to begin the installation process.
  2. The first step in the installation process is to install Rhapsody software.
      note:
    This is a required step, even if you already have Rhapsody installed on the computer.
    After Rhapsody installs, a browser opens and displays options to download the Windows Media Connect software and to set up an account for HP online services. Do not download the Windows Media Connect software. This media server software functionality is included in Windows Media Player 11, which you installed earlier in this process.
  3. Click the option to Set up an account for HP online services. Follow the onscreen instructions.
      note:
    The user name and password you set up is for logging into the HP online services account and not into the individual service (such as Live365, Rhapsody, Snapfish, and so on).
      note:
    You can also set up an account by going to the MediaSmart Web site (in English).
After you set up the account, to view the online services available on the TV, press the Media button on the remote control, then select Services. Select an online service, such as Rhapsody.
A login screen for HP Entertainment Services displays. Enter the user and password you chose for the HP online services account, and then select Login and press OK.
Figure : HP Entertainment Services login screen
Complete the configuration by selecting the media server at your TV
At your TV, after you select the media server, you are ready to use and enjoy your MediaSmart TV.
  1. Go to your TV and select the server from the Media Servers list, and press OK.
      note:
    If necessary, press the Media button, press the Down Arrow button to select Settings and then press OK to display the Media Servers list.
    • If the server list shows the server as unauthorized, return to your computer and allow the TV in Windows Media Player by repeating Step 2 through Step 6 of Set up the computer to share media content folders with the TV.
    • If the Network menu displays or if you do not see your server, the TV is not connected to the network. Verify the network connection.
  2. Press the Media button to show the main media menu.
  3. Press the down arrow to select an option, and then press the OK button. The selected option menu displays.
    For information about playing photos, videos, or music, or using the Media Services, refer to HP SLC3760N MediaSmart LCD TV - Using MediaSmart.
TV back panel
    Figure : TV connectors, back
  1. MediaSmart A: Connect the MediaSmart A (AV Out) cable.
  2. Input 4 (HDMI): Connect either an HDMI cable when connecting an HDMI device, or both a DVI-to-HDMI converter and a DVI cable for video and connect left and right audio cables to the Input 4 Audio (callout 5) when using a DVI device.
  3. MediaSmart B: Connect the MediaSmart B (Control) cable.
  4. Digital Audio Output: Connect an optical cable to provide a digital audio signal to an external sound system.
  5. Ant/Cable: Connect coaxial antenna or cable signal cable.
  6. Input 4 Audio: Connect left and right audio cables when using a DVI device connected to Input 4 HDMI connector (callout 2).
  7. Input 1 (Component or Video): Connect video cables, either component Y, Pb/Cb, and Pr/Cr cables or a video (composite) cable, and audio left L and audio right R cables.
  8. Input 3 (S-video or Video): Connect video cables, either an S-video cable or a Video (composite) cable, and audio left L and audio right R cables.
  9. Input 2 (Component or Video): Connect video cables, either Component Y, Pb/Cb, and Pr/Cr cables or a Video (composite) cable, and audio left L and audio right R cables.
  10. Output (Audio Out L and R): Connect an audio cable to the left and right connectors to provide an analog audio signal to an external sound system.
  11. LAN antennas and mounts: Attach the wireless LAN antennas for connection to your wireless network router.
  12. AV Out (MediaSmart A): Connect the MediaSmart A (AV Out)cable.
  13. Control (MediaSmart B): Connect the MediaSmart B (Control) cable using the ferrite core end.
  14. Ethernet (Wired LAN): Connect an Ethernet cable for connection to your wired network router.
  15. AC power cord connector: Connect only the provided power cord.
  16. MediaSmart C (Power): Connect the MediaSmart C (Power) cable.
  17. MediaSmart C (Power): Connect the MediaSmart C (Power) cable using the two-prong male plug end.

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