Buffalo Technology LT-H90 User Manual

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LinkTheater LT-H90Media Player

v1.0

Introduction

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Product Diagram

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Connect Your Cables

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Remote Control

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Getting Started

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Install PC Software

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Using the LinkTheater

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Settings

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Display Modes

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Using Windows Media Player

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Transcoder

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Specifications

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Warranty

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Contact

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Using LinkTheater

Thank you for choosing LinkTheater! This manual should help you configure and use your new LinkTheater.

Buffalo Technology’s LinkTheaterLT-H90Network Media Playeris the missing link between your TV, home entertainment center, and computer network. Now, you can play the movies, music, and photos stored on your computers from the comfort of your living room, through your TV and home entertainment center.

The LinkTheater connects to your local network with an RJ-45Ethernet port. For best performance, wireless connections are not recommended.

The LinkTheater has a wide variety of AV connections on the back, including High-Definitioncompatible video connectors as well as digital Dolby5.1* and DTS compatible audio connectors. LinkTheater also supports Universal Plug & Play for easy installation.

LinkTheater plays back most popular video, image, and audio formats. See the Specifications page for a list of supported file types.

Prepare to experience one of the highest quality, most versatile media players available! Buffalo Technology’s LinkTheater will provide seamless access to your multimedia archives.

Please check our web site (www.buffalotech.com) for updates and additional support for this product.

*Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Colby and the double-Dsymbo0l are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Power switch

Hold 10 seconds to reset unit.

Lift door for USB port.

May be used with USB memory sticks, camcorders, or FAT32 USB hard drives.

120V AC

HDMI (720p)

10/100 Ethernet Toslink digital audio out (5.1)

Composite Video out

RCA stereo audio out

D4/Component HD video out (720p)

USB port for use with USB memory sticks or FAT32 USB hard drives.

Package Contents:

LinkTheater Media Player

Ethernet Cable

Remote Control with Batteries

AC Power Cable

LinkTheater CD-ROM

User Manual (this guide)

Standard A/V Cable (Red, White, and Yellow RCAs)

If any items are missing from your package, please contact Buffalo Technology’s Technical Support or contact the place you purchased your product from.

Preparation:

The LinkTheater connects to a TV or video monitor with composite (RCA), HDMI, D4, or component style video connectors.

Find an appropriate place to install the LinkTheater. We recommend that the install place is:

within visible site of the primary seating area. This device uses an IR remote control and requires line of sight.

conveniently located near your TV and Hi-Fi.

on a flat surface or cabinet. We do NOT recommend placing it on top of a warm-runningaudio/video component, due to potential overheating concerns.

Connect your cables:

The LinkTheater must be connected to a TV or monitor. Although the LinkTheater plays mp3s and other popular music formats, a

TV or monitor is required to navigate and configure options on the LinkTheater.

There are many ways to connect the audio and video output of the LinkTheater to a TV or home theater. The following directions describe connecting your LinkTheater to your TV or monitor

with the standard yellow analog composite video connector, which almost any TV will have. This cable is included in your LinkTheater package and will work with most TVs.

Here’s a simple way to connect your LinkTheater directly to a TV:

1 - Hook up the included analog video cable to your TV or monitor. Most TVs will have the connections color-coded:Yellow for video, red forright-audio,and white forleft-audio.

2 - Connect the other end of the analog video cable to the associated ports on the LinkTheater. The ports are also color coded: red for right audio, white for left audio, and yellow for video.

3 - Connect the CAT-5Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the back of the LinkTheater and connect the other end to a router, hub, or switch on your network.

4 - Plug the power cable into an AC power outlet. Buffalo recommends connecting the AC adapter to a power-stripwith a surge protector to protect it from power surges caused by lightning.

5 - Plug the power connector from the AC adapter into the back of the LinkTheater. The ‘POWER’ and ‘STANDBY’ lights on the front of the LinkTheater will blink and then turn on. You do not need to press the power button on the front of the LinkTheater. If the lights don’t come on within a few seconds, check that the proper AC adapter is plugged in and seated correctly. Also, check that your power-stripor surge protector is on.

6 - Once the ‘POWER’ and ‘STANDBY’ lights on the front of the

LinkTheater are on, the device has properly powered up and is ready for use. At this point, please turn on your TV or monitor. Change your TV or monitor’s source setting to correspond

to the input that you plugged the LinkTheater into. Once the LinkTheater’s menu appears, your LinkTheater’s video is properly connected.

Note: These instructions are for a simple setup, where the

LinkTheater is connected directly to a TV with RCA connections.

Many other ways to connect are possible. For instance, if you seek the best overall performance available, you might connect the audio to an AV Receiver with a toslink digital connector and the video to your monitor with a D4-to-componentor HDMI cable.

If the toslink 5.1 digital audio output is used, you’ll need to enable it in Settings before using it. Additional cables (not included with the LinkTheater) will be necessary for any of these alternate configurations.

Remote Control

The LinkTheater's navigation and settings are all done via the included remote control.

To navigate through the menus, use the up, down, left and right arrows. To make a selection, press the ‘Enter’ key. Also, the left and right arrows can be used to navigate forward and back through the menus.

Info – The info button will bring up information regarding the file that is currently being played back. This includes file name info, format info, and in the case of movies and music, how long the file has been playing.

Setup – The setup button will instantly take you to the System

Settings area.

Refresh – The refresh button will automatically refresh what is on the screen. For example, if recent files have been added to a media server, pressing the refresh button may display the new files. Some DLNA servers may need to be refreshed at the server level.

Repeat – The repeat button will simply repeat a video or music file that’s being played back.

 

 

 

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Video – The video button will cycle through the four supported video modes.CAUTION: Using this improperly could result in losing video display.

In that event, continue to cycle through the video modes by pressing the VIDEO button until the display returns.

Audio – Audio is used to select different sound track options that may be available in video files.

Playback Controls – The playback controls work similarly

to that of a VCR or DVD player.

>/II begins and pauses playback,stops playback,>> is fast forward,>I goes to the next song, etc.

Video, Music, Photo – The three video, music, and photo buttons can be used while navigating a media source.

Pressing one of these buttons will instantly change your viewing to the file types that correspond with the button pushed. For example, if you’re browsing video and press the music button, you’ll instantly be browsing music instead.

Home – The home button will return you to the main navigation hub.

Up and Down – The up and down buttons work like Page Up and Page Down does on a computer. This is a quick way to browse through folders that have a lot of media.

Volume and Mute – The LinkTheater has its own independent volume control that can be used along with or as an alternative to your TV or sound system’s remote control. This allows you to quickly mute or raise/lower the volume without having to necessarily use the TV or sound system’s remote control.

Stop – The stop key will temporarily pause a slideshow that’s in progress.

Track – The track button will skip forward or back to the next video, music, or picture file.

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