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SCREENCAST AV 4 User Manual

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Table Of Contents

Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 What’s in the Box? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Product Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Setting the Product Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9. . . .

Daily Use with Your ScreenCast Remote

and On-ScreenDisplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

ScreenCast AV Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Naming/Renaming Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Renaming All Video Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Renaming One Video Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Naming/Renaming Transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Adding/Deleting a Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Turning Wireless On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Setting/Changing the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Troubleshooting and FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Distance and Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Video and Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Other Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

FCC Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Belkin International, Inc., Limited 2-YearProduct Warranty . . . 25 Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Getting Started

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the ScreenCast AV wireless system.

We built the ScreenCast AV system with a simple goal: to give people the chance to spend less time staring at their audio/ video components and more time watching their HDTV.

Don’t get us wrong—welove our AV products. But we also like the idea of the living room being more about living and less about electronics. And, yes, there are great custom installers out there

who build amazing AV systems that are essentially invisible, but we wanted a solution that didn’t require cutting holes in perfectly good walls and the purchase of very expensive long-runHDMI cables.

So we built ScreenCast AV and focused on getting the best distance and AV quality possible in one easy-to-set-upandeasy-to-use solution.

With a range of up to 100 feet of line-of-sightrange (30m) and

30 feet (10m) through many barriers like walls, doors, and audio/video cabinets, ScreenCast AV can help you design your living space the way you want it.

And, most importantly, ScreenCast AV provides all of that freedom without sacrificing picture quality or sound performance—youcan still watch your favorite movies, TV shows, or other AV devices in up to 1080p quality and up to 5.1 channels ofhigh-definitionsound.

So enjoy ScreenCast AV and your newfound freedom to live the way you want.

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Getting Started

What’s in the Box?

ScreenCast AV Wireless Transmitter

ScreenCast AV Wireless Receiver

Two Power Adapters

High Speed HDMI® Cable

Remote Control (battery included)

IR Emitter

Wall-MountKit

Manual on CD

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Getting Started

ScreenCast AV 4 Transmitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmitter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Video source select button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Allows you to cycle between video products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

that you have connected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Pairing button for syncing with other ScreenCast receivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Allows you to add additional ScreenCast receivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. HDMI inputs 1/2/3/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• This is where you connect your HDMI source devices like

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blu-ray disc players, game consoles, or cable/satellite boxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. IR emitter port (3.5mm jack)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• This is where you will connect the IR cable that will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

help you control your AV source devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. USB port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• This is for future product upgrades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. Reset button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• If you press this button for less than 5 seconds,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the ScreenCast transmitter will restart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• If you press this button for more than 5 seconds, the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ScreenCast transmitter will be restored to factory defaults.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It will need to be paired again with your receiver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. Power input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(A)(B)

(C)

(D)(E)(F)(G)(H)

H. Power (on/off) switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting Started

ScreenCast AV 4 Receiver

Receiver:

A. Video source select button

• Allows you to cycle between AV source products that you have connected

B. Pairing button for syncing with other ScreenCast transmitters

• Allows you to add additional ScreenCast transmitters

C. HDMI output to HDTV

D. USB port

• This is for future product upgrades.

E. Reset button

• If you press this button for less than 5 seconds, the ScreenCast receiver will restart.

• If you press this button for more than 5 seconds, the ScreenCast receiver will be restored to factory defaults. It will need to

be paired again with whatever transmitters you are using. F. Power input

G. Power (on/off) switch

(A)(B) (C)

(D)(E)(F)(G)

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General Information

Your HDTV

To get the most out of your ScreenCast AV system, we recommend an HDMI-enabled1080p TV.

If you have a 720p or 1080i TV it will still work, but you will lose some of the video quality that ScreenCast AV can provide. Consider this as an excuse to upgrade!

If you have a TV without HDMI, you will need to upgrade because ScreenCast AV requires a TV enabled with HDMI technology to work.

Your Audio/Video Source Components

ScreenCast AV is designed specifically for products enabled with HDMI technology like Blu-raydisc players, gaming systems, and cable or satellite receivers.

At this time, ScreenCast AV does not support analog products with component or composite connections like VCRs or some DVD players.

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General Information

General Info on Range

ScreenCast AV can reach up to 100 feet (30m) line-of-sightand approximately 30 feet (10m) through barriers like walls, cabinets, and doors.

Note: Please remember that every home is different and that the ranges above are estimates. Actual range will depend on what materials the walls are made out of and other factors.

ScreenCast AV Receiver

The receiver should be placed next to your HDTV since you will need to connect it to your HDTV via the included HDMI cable.

You can choose to either wall-mountyour receiver next to your HDTV with the includedwall-mountkit, or set it on a TV stand or other shelf near your TV.

Hiding it behind your HDTV or out of sight from your viewing location is not recommended because the built-inIR receiver needs to be able to “see” commands from your remote controls.

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General Information

ScreenCast AV Transmitter

The role of the transmitter is to wirelessly send the content from your AV source devices like Blu-raydisc players or satellite/cable boxes to your TV.

The transmitter can be placed within the range guidelines described on page 6. You may have to experiment a bit with positioning so you get the best possible experience. The transmitter can be moved, but the receiver can be adjusted, too.

Remote control commands from your source devices’ remotes can be relayed from the receiver to the transmitter, and then to each device via an IR emitter. To do this, you’ll connect the included

IR emitter into the transmitter’s “IR” port, and aim the emitter ends at your source devices. It does not matter which of the four emitter ends is in front of each device.

ScreenCast AV is a WHDIcertified product and can support up to eight WHDItransmitters. So in addition to the4-portAV transmitter that came with this product, in the future you might add other wireless transmitters in the ScreenCast family. For example, you might

have a transmitter for your laptop, and another one for a tablet.

Controlling Your Video Sources

There are two options for controlling the AV source products connected to the ScreenCast AV system: HDMI-CECand IR.

These approaches can be used in conjunction with one another, or you can use IR alone.

IR (Infrared, or “Most Normal AV and TV Remotes”)

The ScreenCast AV system allows you to use your device-specificremotes, such as one from aBlu-raydisc player, just as you normally would.

The ScreenCast AV receiver takes the signal that your remote emits (IR) and sends it back to the ScreenCast AV transmitter. The transmitter then sends those commands to your devices via the IR emitters.

For instance, you can point your Blu-raydisc player’s remote at the ScreenCast receiver, press “play,” and that command will be sent back to the ScreenCast transmitter, then through the IR emitter, and yourBlu-raydisc player will play.

Some products, most notably PlayStation 3®, useBluetooth® wireless technology instead of IR.Bluetooth is not supported by the ScreenCast AV system but sinceBluetooth is a wireless technology, it is compatible with the ScreenCast AV system.

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General Information

HDMI-CEC

HDMI-CECis a relatively new standard that allows for devices connected to one another via HDMI to interact and control one another. In this version of ScreenCast we have implemented limitedHDMI-CECfunctionality to simple “standby” commands. If you activateHDMI-CECon your TV and source device,

ScreenCast will allow you to use the “standby” button on your

TV remote to also put your HDMI-CECsource device into standby without having to use your source device’s remote.

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