EVGA EVGA TV Video Accessories EV3A, EVGA TV Video Accessories Digital TV Tuner User Manual

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In The Digital Tube

Owners Manual

inDtube Features Diagram



Remote Receiver

MCX Input




Thank you for purchasing EVGA’s inDtube, a USB multimedia device that will allow you to experience high quality television on your personal desktop or laptop.

In addition to allowing you to watch and record television and cablebroadcasts through the bundled software, inDtube will also allow you to capture video and audio from external sources provided the device has a standard RCA video, S-Video,and 3.5mm stereo audio input. This feature alone allows most users to transfer many of their older video to (into) a digital format that is both durable and easy to share with family and friends.

Package Contents

Your EVGA inDtube will have the following optional items included in this package:

Compact Remote Control (CR2025 3V Battery Included)


Installation CD for Drivers and Software

• Portable Telescopic High-GainAntenna

Installation CD

F-Connectorto MCX Adapter


• Carrying Strap


• USB Extension Cable


• Neoprene Case


• This Printed Installation Manual




Remote Control




EVGA InDtube

Carrying Strap

Portable Antenna



MCX Acapter


Extension Cable

Neoprene Case


System Requirements

A USB 2.0 Port

An Intel Pentium 4 at 2.6 GHz or higher or an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or higher

For Windows XP a minimum of 256 MB of RAM is needed. 512 MB or more is recommended. For Windows Vista a minimum of 512MB of RAM is needed. 1GB or more is recommended

A Display with a minimum 1024x768 resolution

Windows Media Player 9 or above

200 MB of hard drive storage needed for the software installation. 1GB of free disk space is needed for running the time-shiftrecording function.

A DirectX 9 or above graphics card with a minimum of 64 MB

DirectX-compatiblesound card is needed for audio playback or recording

A Standard CD/DVD-ROMDrive

Please consult your computer’s manufacturer for system specifications

Hardware and Driver Installation

Please do not insert driver CD prior to inDtube’s connection with your PC.

1.Power your computer on and allow it to boot in to Windows. Once in Windows connect the EVGA inDtube hardware to your

Laptop’s or Desktop’s USB 2.0 Port.

2.Once connected Windows will detect that new hardware has been added and the Hardware Wizard dialogue box will come up on to the screen. Click Cancel and close it. If the Hardware Wizard box does not appear, continue to step 3.

3.Now you need to install inDtube’s Driver Software. To do this place the inDtube Installation CD in to your computer’s CD-ROMDrive and allow for it to load. Once it has finished loading, the inDtube Installation Menu should now appear.

If inDtube’s Installation Menu does not appear see the FAQ section on page. 9


4a. Click on “Install inDtube® Drivers” to begin the driver installation process.

4b. Clicking on “Install inDtube® Applications” will install the provided TV tuner software.

5. After clicking next the installation process begins.

Files from the Driver and Software CD are now being installed on to your computer.


6.The hardware and software installation is now complete. You can now select Finish to exit the installation program. Your EVGA inDtube is now installed and ready to be used.

You should now see a small EVGA icon in the bottom right hand corner located in the Windows System Tray.

Connecting the antenna for digital or analog use

InDtube can accept either the portable antenna supplied in the box or a roof top based antenna.

300 ohm - 75 ohm TV Balun supported. (not included)


To use this feature, connect your antenna’s MCX output to inDtube’s MCX input. If your antenna of choice has a coax output with an F-Connectorat the end of it, use theF-Connectorto MCX Adapter (included).

This will allow the F-Connectorto plug into the MCX input.

For the best results in obtaining a digital signal, use a roof top antenna that is adjusted and configured properly. Double-shieldedcoaxial cables and adigitally-enabledantenna amplifier are recommended to achieve the best results.

To properly use the provided telescopic antenna, collapse or extend it until the desired picture is achieved. Be sure the antenna is positioned fully upright. Place the antenna near a window and at a high location for best results. You can also attach the end of the antenna to a magnetic surface which may improve overall signal. Do not attach to or around your computer’s case as this may cause irreversible damage to its internal components.

Avoid placing the provided antenna near a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor or TV as such devices may degrade the signal quality.

Important Notice: Good reception depends on your surroundings and location. Loss of or highly degraded signal can occur if steel walls and towering buildings surround your area. Trying to obtain a signal while in a moving vehicle is usually unachievable and not possible.


Coax Cable Set-up

Your coax cable line will most likely have an F-Connectorattached to the end. Use theF-Connectorto MCX Adapter (included) to properly connect your coax cable line to inDtube’s MCX input.

Cable and Satellite Set-TopBoxSet-up

1.Connect the AV-inputadapter (included) into the input located on the rear of inDtube next to the gold platted MCX input. TheAV-inputon inDtube is notched and will only fit one way. Do not force in as this may cause irreversible damage to both theAV-inputadapter and inDtube.


2. Follow instructions A or B depending on which video connection you want to use:

A - If your cable or satellite box has an available Video RCA output, attach it to the AV-inputadapter’s Video RCA input.

B - If your cable or satellite box has an available S-Videooutput, attach it to theAV-inputadapter’sS-Videoinput. Using this configuration will result in the best image quality.

3.Connect the audio output of your cable or satellite box to the 3.5mm stereo input located on the AV-inputadapter.

Note: If your cable or satellite box does not have a 3.5mm stereo output, then an RCAY-Adapterto single 3.5mm audio cable will be needed (not included).

RCA Audio Y-Adapter

4. At this stage, inDtube is properly connected to receive satellite or cable feed.

Note: If no more video and audio outputs are available on your cable or satellite box, then connect to inDtube by using the coaxial jack. The output should be labeled “Out to TV,” “TV Output” or something similar. A coaxial cable will be needed (not included) as well as theF-Connectorto MCX Adapter (included) to connect to inDtube’s MCX input. TheAV-inputadapter is not needed for this configuration. The cable or satellite box needs to provide such an output for this configuration to work.

Note: The included software supports Macrovision. This means you can not record media through theAV-inputadapter if Macrovision is being used on the source. For example: Trying to copy a DVD. For more information please visit http://www.Macrovision.com


Remote Control

The diagram below explains the features of inDtube’s Remote Control.

How to use the remote:

Point the remote at inDtube and press the button of your choice. Be sure that no obstructions stand in the way of inDtube and the remote control, as signal may be interrupted and inDtube may fail to receive the Infrared Signal from the remote control. You can choose to use the USB Extension Cable (included) to allow movement of inDtube’s location. The remote control will work at an estimated 15 feet or more under optimum conditions.