Quick Setup Guide WPS
Smart TV Box
IMPORTANT This Guide will enable most users to set up the Smart TV Box without difficulties. If your Modem is a non-standard or Legacy model and you experience problems, please refer to the full user handbook for additional information.
CONNECTIONS AND CONTROLS
1. WPS Button: Press to establish/reset a link between the Wi-Fi dongle and a WPS enabled wireless modem. 2. Ethernet Connector: Establish a wired link between the streamer and an ethernet connected modem. 3. Coaxial SPDIF output: Connect the streamer to a digital AV system or DAC. 4. HDMI Output: Connect the streamer to a TV or video monitor. 5. USB Connections: Connect the Wi-Fi dongle and/or a USB media source to the streamer. 6. DC Input: Connect the supplied 5V DC power adaptor. 7. Operation Indicator: The indicator is illuminated when operating and off when the streamer is in Standby. 8. Transmission light: Lights up when a command is received 9. RESTART: Insert a paperclip or short piece of stiff wire and press the concealed switch. This restarts the system.
REMOTE HANDSET 1 STANDBY Bring the streamer in and out of Standby 2 Blinkbox Keys See Lower Panel on the Right 3 Navigation Keys See Upper Panel on the Right 4 [ Fast Reverse Search 5 Blinkbox Hotkey Access Blinkbox directly 6 YouTube Hotkey Access YouTube directly 7 iPlayer Hotkey Access BBC iPlayer directly 8 HOME key. Press to return to the Home Page (Exits Blinkbox, BBC iPlayer and YouTube) 9 ] Fast Forward Search 10 . Stop playback 11 BACK: Return to the previous screen/item. (To exit ---- Blinkbox, BBC iPlayer and YouTube, use the HOME key.) 12 uII Play/Pause a track/ video etc.
Move Up a Menu/Menu Choice Move Down a Menu/Menu Choice u Move along a Menu/Menu Choice t Move Back in a Menu/Menu Choice OK Confirm an Action p
INSERTING HANDSET BATTERIES You will need to purchase two AAA batteries. Lift off the battery compartment cover on the rear of the handset and insert two AAA batteries with the polarities as shown. Replace the cover. When handset operation fails or becomes erratic you will need to replace the batteries. Replace the batteries in pairs and follow all the Battery Cautions on Page 2 of the user instructions.
RED Log in/out of a Blinkbox account GREEN Search the Blinkbox library YELLOW Access the Blinkbox Help menu BLUE
Return to the Blinkbox home page RED
CONNECTING THE SMART TV BOX
Read this Guide and the Safety Cautions in the User Manual before setting up your device. The system consists of the Smart TV Box, wi-fi dongle and remote handset. • The Box is connected to a TV set or monitor via an HDMI interconnect. • The unit may optionally be connected to the internet via a suitable modem/ router either via an Ethernet cable (not supplied) or via the supplied Wi-Fi dongle. Operational range can be extended using the Technika Homeplug. • An external media storage device (hard drive, USB stick, etc) may be connected via a USB connector to the device for replaying suitably encoded music, videos or pictures. • A Coaxial SPDIF output is available for connection to an AV system, etc.
PLACEMENT Place the unit on a stable shelf where it cannot drop or get knocked over. Make sure all connecting cables are routed safely out of harms way. There should be a clear line of sight between the viewer/s so that the handset can be easily operated. There are no user controls on the box.
TV CONNECTION Connect the HDMI output of the Box to a free HDMI port on your TV or Video Monitor via a suitable HDMI cable. Do not use cables longer than necessary.
UNPACKING The carton should contain: • The Smart TV Box (Media Streamer): Remote Control Handset: HDMI Cable • External 5.0VDC Mains Power Adapter: USB Wi-Fi Dongle If any items are missing or damaged, contact your nearest TESCO store for a replacement. Have your receipt ready when you call. Retain the packaging. If you dispose of it, do so having regard to any recycling regulations in your area. Before starting you will need to purchase two AAA batteries and an HDMI cable. Depending on the internet connection you may also need to purchase an Ethernet (RJ45) cable. If you plan to connect the Box to your Audio or Home Cinema system you will also need an RCA Phono-RCA Phono Digital interconnect cable. WPS ETHERNET
CONNECTIONS -2 DIGITAL AUDIO CONNECTION (Optional) This connection is suitable for AV units and DACs with a coaxial SPDIF input. If you have a high quality Audio or Home Cinema system we recommend this connection as it will offer superior performance to the speakers in your TV. You will need to purchase an WPS
RCA-RCA Phono Digital Coaxial cable.
To connect the media streamer to the Internet you will need a suitably equipped modem/router. If you are in any doubt contact your Internet service provider. A: Ethernet connection: Ethernet connections offer superior connectivity to Wi-Fi connections. Connect a standard Ethernet cable (not supplied) between the Box and the modem/router. There are virtually no restrictions on the length of cable. B: Wireless connection: Plug the supplied USB wi-fi dongle into a USB socket on the Box. Wireless connection should be used where Ethernet connections are impractical.
CONNECTING THE AC ADAPTOR Plug the mains adaptor into the DC socket and then plug the adaptor into the mains. Do not switch on at the mains until you are ready to use the equipment.
5V DC 2A Adaptor
WIRELESS CONNECTION Extending the Operating Range: If the Box is a long distance from the modem, Ethernet cabling may be awkward and wireless connectivity may not offer optimal results., especially with HD Video Streams. The Technika Homeplug is a Ethernet connected device that uses the household mains supply to transmit interference-free signals over long distances in the home. The User Manual includes a drawing of how the Box may be set up using this device. Page 5
GETTING STARTED PRELIMINARIES Connect the AC adaptor and switch the mains power on to power up the streamer. Connect an HDMI cable, switch the TV on and select the appropriate HDMI input. DO NOT CONNECT THE ETHERNET CABLE OR WI-FI DONGLE AT THIS TIME!! BOOTING UP FOR THE FIRST TIME The streamer will now boot up. This process will take some time.
During the boot-up sequence the lights on the front of the unit will flash and for a short period the screen will go blank. This is normal - the flashing lights indicate the unit is still booting up. After a short time you will see the Welcome screen:
SETTING THE SCREEN RESOLUTION Use the pq keys on the handset to select the output resolution. This should match the resolution of your TV screen (refer to your TV manual). Press the u key on the handset to select “Next”. Press the OK button. If the image is clear, select “Yes” If the image is distorted select “No” Press the OK button to confirm. If the picture disappears, after 15 sec. the picture will restore to a lower value. You will now be taken back to the previous screen. Press the u key to select ‘Next’ .Press OK to confirm the setting and proceed. REMOTE SUPPORT ACCESS This allows technical support staff access for problem solving.
You will now be taken through the basic set-up procedure: Press the OK button on the handset to proceed
Use the pq keys to select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ Press the u key to select ‘Next’ Press the OK button on the handset Page 6
SUPPORT LOGS Sending error information assists support personnel to improve the product’s performance. Use the p q keys to select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Press the u key to select ‘Next’ Press the OK button on the handset to confirm and proceed to Network Setup. NETWORK CONNECTIONS Press the u key to select “Next”. Press OK.
Press the u key to select ‘Next’ . Press the OK button to proceed.
Now plug the Ethernet cable into your modem/router and then into the streamer. The streamer will now establish a wired connection with the modem. When you see this screen: Press the u key to select “Next”. Press OK Modern modems will configure all the network settings. You are advised to accept these. (For manual setting select “Set Manually” and refer to the user manual. The system will assign a Device name. Press the u key to select “Next”. Press OK.
WIRED NETWORK SETUP Use the p q keys to select “Wired” Press the u key to select “Next” Press OK
Press the u key to select “Done”. Press OK. The Home Page will now display and the setup is complete. Page 7
SETTING UP A WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION From the network Select Screen:
ENTERING A PASSPHRASE
Plug the supplied USB Wireless dongle into the Streamer. With the pq keys select ‘Wireless’ Press the u key to select ‘Next’ Press OK proceed. Your modem may require the entry of a passphrase or feature WPS connectivity. STANDARD WIRELESS CONFIGURATION
Use the p q keys on the handset to select ‘Standard Configuration’ Press the u key to select ‘Next’ . Press OK button to confirm and proceed. The streamer will now detect available wireless networks in your area Use the p q keys on the handset to select your modem from the list. Press the u key to select ‘Next’ . Press the OK to confirm the setting and proceed. The streamer will prompt you to enter a security key. There are three types of key WEP, ASCII and Passphrase - this depends on the modem Refer to your modem instructions for the correct key string.
ASCII and WEP KEYS These keys are mostly found on older modems. PASSPHRASE Most modern modems will ask you for a passphrase Select as appropriate. Press OK Now enter the exact security key. (The entry keyboard will vary depending on the type of passkey required) • Press the p keys to start • Press the pq keys to change rows • Press tu to move along a row. • Press OK to enter a character. • Select “Shift” to change between Uppercase, lowercase and figures. After entering the passphrase select “OK”. Now press OK on the handset. Press the u key to select ‘Next’ Press OK proceed.
When you see “success” The modem will detect the wireless dongle Press the u key to select ‘Next’ . Press OK to confirm. Press the u key on the handset to select ‘Next’ Press the OK button on the handset to confirm the setting and proceed. Press the u key to select ‘Next’ Press OK Press the u key to select ‘Done’ Press OK The Home Page will now display. WPS CONFIGURATION Use the p q keys to select ‘WPS’ Press the u key to select ‘Next’ Press OK to confirm and proceed. Now press the WPS button on your modem. (Refer to your modem manual for guidance)
Press the u key to select ‘Next’ Press OK to confirm and proceed. Press the u key on the handset to select ‘Next’ Press the OK button on the handset to confirm the setting and proceed Press the u key to select ‘Next’ . Press OK to confirm. Press the u key to select ‘Done’ Press OK The Home Page will now display. NO INTERNET CONNECTION You can use the device without an internet connection. In this mode you can play USB media and if you have an ethernet hub you can connect a PC or a DNLA device. From the network Select Screen: With the pq keys select ‘None ‘ Press the u key to select ‘Next’ Press OK proceed. At the next screen: Press the u key to select ‘Done’ . Press OK The Home Page will now display. Page 9
BASIC OPERATION THE HOME PAGE BLINKBOX
OTHER OPTIONS SETTINGS MENU All the player features are driven from the Home Page. The BlinkBox area is at the top. The next row features the other play options available in the streamer. The bottom row accesses the Settings Menu. This menu is fully explained in the User Manual. Use the p q keys on the handset to select the top, middle or bottom row. (When the middle row is selected press the tu keys to move between choices.) Press the OK button on the handset to confirm. The handset also has Hotkeys to directly access Blinkbox, BBC iPlayer and YouTube NOTE: BlinkBox and BBC iPlayer are available only to viewers in the UK. When you visit these sites, the IP address assigned by your internet service provider is logged. If this address is located outside the UK you will not be able to access any content. Blinkbox offers a wide range of movies and TV shows, many completely free. However to rent and view premium content you will need to register with the site. To register, visit https://www.blinkbox.com/join/technikastb
BLINKBOX Use the p q keys to select the top row. Press OK or Press the BlinkBox key on the handset. Refer to the full user manual for full instructions for guidance on using the site. To exit BlinkBox, and return to the Home Page: press the HOME key. BBC iPLAYER
Select BBC iPlayer. Press OK or Press the BBC iPlayer key on the handset.
Now follow the on-screen guide or the instructions in the User Manual to explore and enjoy the site. Page 10
YouTube 1 Use the p q keys to select the “Other Options” line 2 Use the tu keys to select YouTube. Press OK or press YouTube on the handset.
AFTER USE Press the STANDBY key to put the Box into Standby. It is safe to leave the Box connected to a TV and modem in Standby Mode. Make sure the Box is placed in a safe place where it cannot fall over
You can now watch either the selections on offer from a variety of categories or select custom clips. Refer to the User Manual for further instructions. PLAYING MUSIC, VIDEO AND PICTURE FILES FROM A USB DRIVE
Plug a USB Drive into a free USB port at the rear of the Box. Select My Music, My Videos or My Pictures. Press OK. The relevant main screen will display. Refer to the images on the right. • Use the p q keys to select “USB Drive”. Press OK to enter the drive • Use the tu keys to expand the selection to the right. The folders containing your files will display. You can now select and play the folder contents. For fuller details refer to the User Manual.
AFTER USE Press the STANDBY key to put the Box into Standby. It is safe to leave the Box connected to a TV and modem in Standby Mode. Make sure the Box is placed in a safe place where it cannot fall over and where cables etc. are out of harm’s way. Page 11
WARRANTY & DISPOSAL Your Technika appliance is covered by a warranty for 12 months from the date of purchase. If a fault develops during this period, please contact the TESCO electrical help line on 0845 456 6767. Please have your original purchase receipt with you when you call. This warranty in no way affects your consumer rights, UK: Waste electrical products/batteries should not be disposed of with household waste. Separate disposal facilities exist, for your nearest facilities. See www. recycle-more.co.uk or in-store for details. ROI: Produced after 13th August 2005. Waste electrical products/batteries should not be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
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