Buffalo Technology P4LWAG User Manual

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LinkTheater – Wireless A&G Media Player

P4LWAG

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Introduction

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Product Diagram

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Getting Started

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Remote Control

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Initial Power-On

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Wired Setup

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Wireless Setup

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Viiv Setup

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AOSS Setup

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Manual Wireless Configuration

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Settings

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System Preferences

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Network Settings

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Display Settings

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Reset System Settings

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Choosing your Media Sources

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Installing and Configuring Buffalo PC Utility

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Installing and Configuring Windows Media Connect

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Connecting to a Media Server

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Browsing Music

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Browsing Pictures

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Browsing Videos

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Connecting to and Using a USB Device

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Digital Audio / Surround Sound

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HDTV / 720p Information

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Software and Updates

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Contact Information

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Warranty Information

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FCC and Regulatory Information

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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 LinkTheater P4LWAGWireless-A&GNetwork 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 can connect to wired or wireless networks. With 802.11g technology, your media files can move through your wireless network at up to 54 Mbps*, and the RJ-45Ethernet port is good for 100 Mbps with wired connections.

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.

Mostoftheindustry’smostpopularvideo,image,andaudioformatsaresupportedbyLinkTheater.

LinkTheater includes support for the following file types:

Video:

MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, XviD, WMV, H.264 (480i, 480p, and 720p)

Audio:

MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A (AAC), LPCM, AC3

Image:

JPG, BMP, PNG

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 (http://www.buffalotech.com) for updates and additional support for this product.

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RESET

Power/Standby switch

Reset button; hold in with a straightened paper clip for 5 seconds to reset.

USB 2.0 port for use with memory keys and FAT32

USB hard drives

RP-SMAfor wireless antennas (attach antennas before use)

D4/Component HD video out (720p)

S-Videoport

S-Videoport

RCA stereo audio out

Toslink digital audio out (5.1)

10/100 Ethernet

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5 V dc (110-240V5060Hz AC power to AC power adapter)

Package Contents:

LinkTheater Media Player

(2) Wireless Antennas

Remote Control with Batteries

AC Power Adapter

LinkTheater CD-ROM

User Manual (this guide)

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

D4/Component Video Cable

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

Prepare for Hookup:

The LinkTheater connects to a TV or video moniter with composite (RCA), S-Video,D4, or component style video connectors.

Please locate 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.

where the the antennas can be pointed directly up in an unobstructed way if the built-inwireless radio is going to be used to connect to the network.

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.

Hookup:

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.

By default, the LinkTheater uses the standard 4:3 video mode over the yellow analog video connector, or an S-Videoconnector. Component video is supported for higher resolutions (480p and 720p); however, to initially access the configuration menu, the LinkTheater must be hooked up with the standard yellow analog video connector. For more information on component video, please see the component video section of this user’s manual.

Please follow the procedure below:

1 - Hook up the included analog video cable to your TV or monitor:

2 - Connect the other end of the analog video cable to the associated ports on the LinkTheater:

3 - (OPTIONAL): If you are connecting the LinkTheater to a wired network, then plug in a CAT- 5 Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the LinkTheater and connect the other end to your network.

4 - Plug the Buffalo AC adapter 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/STANDBY’ light on the front of the LinkTheater will turn orange, then green. You do not need to press the power button on the front of the LinkTheater. If it does not light up, then please check that the proper AC adapter is plugged in and seated correctly. Also, check that your powerstrip or surge protector is on.

6 - Once the ‘POWER/STANDY’ light on the front of the LinkTheater turns green, 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 blue menu appears, your LinkTheater’s video is properly connected.

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.

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 may provide additional

 

 

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INFO

SETUP

REFRESH

REPEAT

VIDEO

AUDIO

convenience, allowing 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

STEP/SLOW

 

 

next video, music, or picture file.

 

 

 

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VIDEO

MUSIC

PHOTO

RETURN

 

HOME

 

ENTER

 

UP

 

DOWN

VOL

MUTE

TRACK

 

 

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STOP

 

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ADVANCED

 

ZOOM

When the LinkTheater turns on for the first time, it will attempt to connect you to a wired or wireless network automatically. Which screens you see will depend on whether you’re connecting your

LinkTheater with a wired or wireless internet connection.

Wired Setup: If you are using a wired network and have plugged in an Ethernet cable, then the

LinkTheater will automatically connect to the wired network. You should receive a message like this.

Highlight Continue and press the right control button on the remote control.

Highlight Finish and press theENTER button on the remote control to begin using your LinkTheater.

If you’re using a Viiv PC with the LinkTheater, The LinkTheater will need to be added to the PC’s device list. Turn to page 17 for instructions.

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