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740DVD

Hardware DVD Daughterboard

for the

ASUS AGP-V2740

3D Multimedia Accelerator Series

USER’S’S MANUAL

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Copyright © 1998 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”).

ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALLASUS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.

Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing byASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.

Intel740 is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

REALmagic and DVD Station are trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sound Blaster 16 is a trademark of Creative Technology Ltd.

Windows 95 and Windows 98 are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

The product name and revision number are both printed on the product itself. Manual revisions are released for each product design represented by the digit before and after the period of the manual revision number. Manual updates are represented by the third digit in the manual revision number.

For previous or updated manuals, BIOS, drivers, or product release information, contact ASUS at http:// www.asus.com.tw or through any of the means indicated on the following page.

SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.

Product Name:

ASUS 740DVD

Manual Revision:

1.00 E257

Release Date:

September 1998

 

 

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Contents

 

Communications Regulation Information ......................................................

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Federal Communications Commission Statement

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Canadian Department of Communications Statement

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ASUS Contact Information ...............................................................................

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Introduction .......................................................................................................

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Item Checklist

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Supported File Formats

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System Requirements

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Installation .........................................................................................................

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Hardware Installation

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ASUS 740DVD Parts

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ASUS 740DVD Layout

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Installing Your ASUS 740DVD

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Software Installation

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Windows95/98

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Contents Scramble System (CSS) Regions

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Using the DVD Station

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Starting the DVD Station

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Standard Buttons

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Custom Buttons

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Picture Controls

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DVD Navigation Buttons

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DVD Playback

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Video CD Playback

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Audio CD Playback

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Shortcut Keys

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Communications Regulation Information

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Re-orientor relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

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ASUS Contact Information

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

 

Marketing

Technical Support

150 Li-TeRoad

+886-2-2895-9254fax

Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112

+886-2-2896-4667BBS

+886-2-2894-3447telephone

tsd@asus.com.tw

+886-2-2894-3449fax

www.asus.com.tw

info@asus.com.tw

ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL

Marketing

Technical Support

6737 Mowry Avenue

+1-510-608-4555fax

Mowry Business Center, Building 2

+1-510-739-3774BBS

Newark, CA 94560, USA

tsd-usa@asus.com.tw

+1-510-608-4555fax

www.asus.com

info-usa@asus.com.tw

ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS

ASUS COMPUTER GmbH

 

Marketing

Technical Support

Harkort Str. 25

49-2102-499712hotline

40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany

49-2102-448690BBS

49-2102-445011telephone

tsd-ger@asus.com.tw

49-2102-442066fax

www.asuscom.de

info-ger@asus.com.tw

ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM

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Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of an ASUS 740DVD Hardware DVD Daughtercard fortheASUSAGP-V27403D MultimediaAccelerator Series. TheASUS 740DVD transforms your computer into afull-functionDVD player, and provides you with uncompromising high performance hardwareMPEG-2digital video playback capability.

NOTE Refer to theREADME.TXT file for important information not available when this manual was printed. You will find this file on the CD disc supplied with the board and also in the REALmagic DVD program group after software installation.

Item Checklist

ASUS 740DVD Hardware DVD Daughtercard

ASUS 740DVD Software (CD disc)

NOTE Throughout this document, references are made to the Windows 95/98 directory or theCD-ROMdrive. In general, the Windows directory is called \WINDOWS, but this is not mandatory. You may have named it something else (e.g., \WIN, \WINDOW95). When references are made to the \WINDOWS directory throughout this document, you can replace \WINDOWS with your own Windows directory name, if necessary. This manual also assumes that yourCD-ROMdrive is driveD:.

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Supported File Formats

Your ASUS 740DVD supports the following MPEG file formats: DVD (e.g., IFO andVOB files), MPG files(MPEG-2/MPEG-1),DAT files (Video CD 1.0/2.0), and VBS and ABS files(MPEG-encodedvideo only bitstream and audio only bitstream files)..

System Requirements

Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.1 or later (Version 4.00.950 B with USB Update) or Windows 98

16MB of RAM (32MB recommended)

ASUS AGP-V27403D Multimedia Accelerator

Pentium II computer system

10MB of free hard disk space

DVD-ROMdrive

Sound Blaster 16 or compatible sound card

Plug and Play BIOS support

Bus mastering IDE controller recommended

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Installation

Hardware Installation

The ASUS 740DVD hardware installation assumes that both your ASUS AGP-V2740and sound system (check the hardware suppliers’ documentation) have been properly installed in your computer.

ASUS 740DVD Parts

EM8220 DVD/MPEG-2

Audio/Video Decoder Chip

SDRAM

ASUS 740DVD Layout

40 2

39 VMI-BConnector

1

26

 

2

13

 

1

 

VMI-AConnector

 

EM8220

Audio/Video

Decoder Chip

VMI-BConnector

VMI-AConnector

 

SDRAM

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Installing Your ASUS 740DVD

Turn off the power to your computer and to your monitor. Unplug the power cord from the computer.

Unplug the VGA monitor cable from your PC.

Remove the cover from your computer. (Refer to your PC user’s manual for specific instructions.)

Locate the VMI-BConnector(40-pinmale) andVMI-AConnector(26-pinfemale) on the ASUSAGP-V27403D Multimedia Accelerator. If theAGP-V2740has already been installed on the system board, refer to your user’s manual to locate these connectors.

Plug the corresponding connectors on the 740DVD into the AGP-V2740and push gently and firmly to secure the card for proper connection.

ASUS AGP-V2740

ASUS 740DVD (back view) on

 

ASUS AGP-V2740

Make sure that the VGA card is properly seated and installed in the AGP connector.

Replace the cover of your PC and reconnect the power cord.

Reconnect all cables and replace the cover.

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Software Installation

Windows95/98

The ASUS 740DVD software for Windows 95 and Windows 98 is included on the CD installation disc.

Turn on your computer and switch into Windows 95/98.

Insert the installation disc into your CD-ROMdrive. The ASUS 740DVD Install Shell will appear. If it does not appear, runD:\DISK1\SETUP.EXE.

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.

WARNING! The ASUS 740DVD integrates Contents Scramble System (CSS) capability, allowingend-usersto regionalize theirDVD-ROMdrive or player up to five times. Once the drive has been regionalized for the fifth time, its region code is set and available only for the region for which the drive has been last set.See opposite page for a list of the CSS Regions.

When the setup program is finished installing the necessary software, the Setup Complete dialog box appears. ClickFinish to complete the setup.

The installation process will copy the applications to the C:\REALmagic folder and create aREALmagic program group containingDVD Station,Readme,

REALmagic Configutration, and Uninstall.

IMPORTANT Before attempting to play MPEG video, you should have already installed the drivers for the ASUSAGP-V2740.

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