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Chapter 1: Introduction
This new Genius TVGo A31 is the ideal medium for you to watch TV or
video or your TFT / LCD / CRT monitor in up to 1280 x 1024 pixel. This
TV/ Video box lets you enjoy different types of entertainment anywhere.
With the PIP (picture in picture) re-sizing feature, you can work on your
PC and still watch your favorite TV or video programs
It also includes great features that high-quality TV’s provide. The
multi-language on screen display (OSD) can guide you through all it
functions. You can also connect the TVGo A31 to a DVD player, VCD
player, camcorder or Video Game, so you can experience more visual
and audio entertainment.
1.1 Package Contents
Please confirm the following parts are included when you open the
package. If not, please contact your distributor or dealer.
IR remote controller
VGA-In loop back cable (for PIP mode use)
Audio cable for connecting to PC sound system
1.2 System Requirements
Display unit CRT / LCD with Standard VGA connector (D-Sub 15
pin). A PC system is necessary when PIP mode is needed.
RF antenna signal or CATV signal.
Independent of OS (operating system), no software driver
installation or HDD space is needed.
1.3 Main Features
Watch analog TV on LCD/ CRT monitor
Supports resolution up to 1280 x 1024 pixel
PIP function and channel auto scan
Fully functional infrared remote contro
Chapter 2: Getting Started
2.1 Rear panel connectors
The most typical connection is shown below; follow it to make a
correct connection, make sure all systems are in power off
AC adapter, power in (5V,
Audio out。Connect to PC
sound system (Line-in of
sound card) the built-in
speaker will be
when this connector is
Video output. Can be used
to connect to Video input
of display unit。
15 pin D-Sub
Main video output.
Connect to CRT/LCD
VGA-In loop back cable。
The other end of this cable
connects to PC system
VGA D-sub 15 pin
TV or CATV signal in
2.2 Right Side panel connectors
5 pin Min
S-VHS type external
video input source. Can
be connected to DVD,
VCR or Camcorder.。
External composite video
input source, can be
connected to DVD, VCR
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
used for external audio
2.3 Wire connection
It contains a built in speaker, it is designed in case you didn’t
turn on the PC system’s power. If you intend to use the original
sound system, the built in speaker can be automatically disabled
by plugging it in the audio loop cable as above.
There is no sequential requirement which cable should be
connected first except the AC adapter, it is strongly
recommended to connect the AC adapter last when you finish all
*For Macintosh user, the connectors or cable requirement may
be different, this package doesn’t contain such accessories, and
you need to get it form Macintosh shop if necessary.
2.4 External Video / Audio input connection
When you connect this box to an external video / audio device
such as DVD, VCR or Camcorder to enjoy the high quality visual
/ sound entertainment, please turn off the system power and
make the correct connection as shown below.
It comes with one 3.5 mm to “Y” type splitter audio connector. If
it is used as input cable, at the rear panel, for the audio output,
users need to have an extra audio connector or use the audio
loop cable to connect to the PC sound system.
Chapter 3: Use the Box!
3.1 PC side VGA resolution setting
It can be used independent of PC system for a full screen
display. In addition to the full screen display, when it is
connected in with a PC, the PIP sub video window can also be
displayed at the top of PC system VGA surface. This gives you
the option of watching TV while you work on the PC or just enjoy
the full screen program.
Used as standalone TV box, it has nothing to do with the PC
system VGA setting. You can manually check the CRT/ LCD
display mode setting if you want, but you don’t need to worry
about the PC’s VGA’s resolution setting.
While in PIP mode, in order to have the optimized performance,
it is recommended to set PC system VGA in XGA mode
(1024x768) and monitor’s refresh rate at 75Hz. See below for
the VGA setting.
1. In Windows system, the VGA
resolution setting page can be
invoked by a right click on the
mouse when it is pointed at an
2. When the “display properties”
page is shown, select the
desired resolution. The
recommended value is
3. Click on the “Advanced” button,
to select the monitor refresh rate,
the recommended value is 75Hz
4. Click on OK to close the property
system will change the
display mode to your setting and
ask whether to use this display
mode or not, please click on ok
to confirm the setting.
6. In Windows me 95/98, the
system will reboot to let the new
setting take effect.
Chapter 4: Using the Remote Control
The Remote control allows you to operate this box, such as
turning your TV on / off, viewing the TV, and changing the
channels and volume. Aim the front of the Remote Control at the
Remote Control Receiver and press the control buttons as you
would on the infrared ray receiver.
4.1 Installing Batteries
Open the back cover of remote controller and put in
two AAA batteries (alkaline battery recommended).
4.2 Remote controller functions
Power: Power on/off control.
MUTE: Volume mute or resume.
PC/TV: Switch to select PIPPC mode or
full screen TV mode.
PICTURE: Video picture adjustment.
MODE: When in [PIP Mode]: Mode
Change the PIP display (TV screen)
size. When in [Full screen TV mode]:
Mode changes the resolution setting to
the next. Ex: 800x600x85 Hz to
1024x768 60Hz, 1280X1024Hz.
SOUND: Sound adjustment.
SYSTEM: TV system format setting.
MULTI-DISPLAY: Multi-picture display.
Up to 16 video windows.
PIP: Enter into PIP mode.
TV/AV: Source select.
EXIT: Exit form current Menu setting.
CH+: Channel Up.
CH-: Channel Down.
VOL+: Volume Up.
VOL-: Volume Down.
MENU: When in [full screen TV mode],
pop out the MENU for further setting.
When in [PIP PC mode], use to allocate
PIP position in conjunction with CH+/-,
Vol +/- key.
OSD: On Screen Display.
Numbers: Program number select.