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1. Getting Started 

1.1 Introduction 
The Genius TVGo-U202 capture device is the ideal mate when you want to enjoy different 
types of entertainment. It includes great features that traditional TV’s cannot provide. Just 
hook up your cable or antenna to it then you can watch any TV program on your PC, no 
more hassles of opening up your PC or notebook and inserting a card. You can also set 
up a schedule to record your favorite TV programs by saving them in MPEG-1/2/4 format; 
and capture pictures shown on TV as you watch. Plus, you can connect it to a VHS, DVD, 
VCD, video game player, or even a camcorder, and you can play and record a TV/Video 
program while you’re watching it and replay it back at another time. 
With the bundled Ulead Toolbox software, you can edit TV programs and format the file 
you save on your PC or notebook to MPEG-4 or 3GPP files, which can then be played on 
a 3G mobile phone. And with the USB 2.0 high transmission speed, you will eliminate any 
slow images or interrupted TV signals. So now, with the TVGo-U202, you can watch and 
record TV/Video on your desktop or notebook using this compact model. 

 

1.2 Features 
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Portable shape, supports universal TV system 

y

 

Powered by USB cable   

y

 

Real-time recording and schedule recording in MPEG-1/2/4 format   

y

 

Supports Time shifting and snapshot image capture 

y

 

Bundled with video capture and editing software 

 

1.3 Package Contents 

You should have the following items in the package.TVGo-U202 

y

 

Mini USB Cable 

y

 Audio 

Y-Cable 

y

 Remote 

control 

y

 PAL 

Converter 

y

 NTSC 

Converter 

y

 

S-Video to RCA converter 

y

 Installation 

CD 

y

 User’s 

Manual 

 
 

 


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1.4  System Requirements 
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PC Pentium III 1.2GHz or higher for real time MPEG-1/2 recoding. 

y

 

PC Pentium 4 2.4GHz or higher for real time MPEG-4 recoding. 

y

 

USB 2.0 Port 

y

 

Minimum 128MB RAM (256MB is recommended) 

y

 

100MB HD space for installing driver 

y

 

Additional HD space for recording and editing files 

y

 

VGA monitor with DirectShow installed supporting 16-bit color 

y

 

VGA card that supports DirectX 8.1 or above 

y

 

Speaker for audio output 

y

 

Supports Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) / XP (Service Pack 1) 

2. Input & Output Connections   

2.1 TVGo-U202 

 

1. Audio In: Connects external audio to unit using supplied cable. 

 

   
2. TV In: Connects NTSC or PAL adaptor to connect to TV source. 
 

 

 

3. S-Video In: Connects to S-Video sources, or to composite video sources using 

provided adaptor. 

 

 

   

4. IR Sensor: Onboard IR sensor for remote control. 
 

 

 
5. Extended IR Sensor port: Connects IR extension to TVGo-U202 

 

 


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6. Mini USB: Connects TVGo-U202 to your PC. 
 

 

 
3. Cables 
1. 

Mini USB cable: Connects TVGo-U202 to your PC's USB2.0 port. 

Plug in the primary USB connector to the computer; plug in the secondary 
USB connector only if your PC/Notebook does not fully power the TVGo-U202. 
(See diagram 1) 

2. 

NTSC/PAL converters: Connects your TV cable or antenna to TVGo-U202 (use 

one of these two devices, depending on whether you have cable or broadcast 
TV). (See diagram 2) 

3. 

Composite to S-Video adaptor: Connects TVGo-U202 to Composite Video-format 

external devices, such as a DVD player or a VCR (devices that use S-Video 
plug directly into TVGo-U202). (See diagram 3) 

4. 

IR Extension cable: Provides an external IR sensor to use with your remote control. 

(See diagram 4) 

5. 

Audio cable: Transmits audio from external devices to TVGo-U202 (no cable 

required for audio from your TV cable or antenna). (See diagram 5) 

 
Cable and connector diagrams:   
 

Diagram 1 (Mini USB cable)

 

 

 

 

 
Diagram 2 (NTSC and PAL converters)

 

 

 

 

NTSC 

PAL 

(Secondary USB Connector ) 

(Primary USB connector) 

 


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Diagram 3 (Composite to S-Video adaptor) 

 

Diagram 4 (IR extension) 

 

 

Diagram 5 (Audio cable)   

 

4. Remote Control 
The TVGo-U202 comes with a fully functional remote control. Make sure you aim at 
either the IR sensor on the unit or the IR sensor on the extension cable. (see section 2.1) 
You can use the following buttons on TVGo-U202’s remote control to access many of the 
functions. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Button Function 
Air/CATV Toggles 

between 

air and cable reception. 

Video 

Toggles between Video settings; use Volume +/- to adjust 

Audio 

Toggles between Audio settings; use Volume +/- to adjust 

Power 

Turns the Genius TRV program on or off. 

AV Source 

Controls the input source (air, cable, AV in, S-Video in, FM) 

Full screen 

Turns full screen mode on or off 

 


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Stereo 

Toggles between stereo and mono 

Mute 

Turns mute on or off 

Numbers 0-9 

Allows you to select a channel 

Volume +/- 

Raise or lowers the volume 

Channel +/- 

Allow you to go up or down one channel 

Recall 

Allows you to jump to the previous channel 

Enter 

Takes a snapshot of the current image on the screen 

2.2 Software installation 
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  First, make sure that Windows

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 XP (Service Pack 1) or Windows

®

 2000 (Service 

pack 4) is installed in your system. If you are not sure what version of Windows you 
have, just click the right button of your mouse on “ My computer” folder and select 
Properties” to see the version. If your PC is not ether Windows

®

 2000 (Service Pack 

4) or Windows

®

 XP (Service Pack 1), please go to “Start”, click on “ Programs”, then 

click “ Windows Update” to upgrade your Windows version of Service Pack 4 for 
Windows

®

 2000 or Service Pack 1 for Windows

®

 XP using the Internet.   

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example for checking the version of Windows 2000. 
 

y

  Next insert TVGo-U202’s CD driver software into your PC' or notebook CD-ROM drive. 

The CD will automatically start and TVGo-U202's installation window will open on your 
screen.  

                       

 

 


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  Before you install the Genius TVR, you will need to install DirectX. Just click on 

DirectX in the installation window to begin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

y

  A series of dialog boxes will appear; click 'Next' or 'Finish' at each prompt.

 

When 

DirectX has finished installing, the installation window will appear again.   

y

  Now click on DRIVER SETUP to install the TVGo-U202 driver, then select your 

language and click “next”  

 

 

 

 

                                     

 
 

y

  Follow the installation instructions step by step to install the driver. When the 

TVGo-U202 driver has finished installing, you will need to reboot your computer. Next, 

make sure the TV cable or antenna is connected to TVGo-U202, and connect 

TVGo-U202 to your PC or notebook with the USB cable. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  When a dialog box called ‘Found New Hardware” opens on your screen, choose 

‘Install the software automatically (recommended)’ and click ‘Next’. 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Now click on Genius TVR to install the Genius TVR software. When TVR has finished 

installing, you will need to reboot your computer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.3 Launching TVGo-U202 

Click on the Genius TVR icon on your desktop to launch USB 2.0 TV Box. When you 
launch the Genius TVR software for the first time, a dialog box will appear that will 
ask you to choose the country in which you are using your USB 2.0 TV Box. Just 
choose your country and click 'OK', or just click ‘OK’ to let the software Auto Detect 
your country code. At this point, the software will scan for available TV channels. This 
will take a few minutes. 

 

 

 

3. The TVGo-U202 Interface 

The TVGo-U202 interface operates the TVGo-U202. 

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Moving and resizing

 

You can adjust the size of the TV screen by clicking and dragging on its edges with your 
mouse. You can move the interface around your screen by clicking and dragging 
anywhere on the interface. To switch to a full-screen display, double-click on the TV 
picture. Double click again to switch back to the previous view. 

 

 

 

 


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3.2 Choosing your video source 

Four buttons on the left side of the interface allow you to choose your source. 

 

Air TV: Use this to receive your TV signal through a broadcast antenna. 
Cable TV: Use this to receive your TV signal via cable. 

AV IN: Use this when an external device using Composite Video is connected to 

TVGo-U202. 

S-Video: Use this when an external device using S-Video is connected to TVGo-U202. 
 

3.3 Channel and volume buttons 
On the right side of the interface you will find the channel buttons; use these to change 
channels. With the +/- buttons, located at the bottom of the channel number panel, you 
can add or delete a tuned channel from your Channel List. (See sections 3.5.1 and 3.5.5)     
 

                               

                     

 

 

You can also find the volume bar in the middle of the interface. Click on the + or - to 
increase or decrease the volume, or click anywhere on the volume bar to set the volume 
at that level. Click on the speaker icon at the left to mute the volume. 
 

3.4 Info panel 

 

The above image shows the info panel. The top part of the info panel shows you the 
current channel you are tuned in to and the current time. If you are in record mode, the 
REC” button will be lit. Use the arrows to change the channel up or down. 
The bottom part of the info panel shows the file size of what you are currently recording, 
how long you have been recording, and your current video source. 
 

 


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3.5 Settings button 

 

Above or below the volume bar you will see a number of buttons. These buttons provide 
you with many options for setting your preferences in TVGo-U202. The most important 
button is the settings button, which opens the Settings dialog box. 

 
3.5.1 TV settings tab 

The first tab in the settings dialog box is TV settings. Here 
you can select your video mode, set your country settings, 
scan for channels, and select and name your favorite 
channels. 
 
Category 
This tab allows you to choose either cable or air 
(broadcast) TV as your TV source. 
 
Country 
This tab sets TVGo-U202 to the TV standards of the 

country where you are using it. The setting process should happen automatically, but if it 
does not, just click on Select Country and choose your country manually. 

Channel editing 

This allows you to choose and name your favorite TV stations and add them to your 
channel list. To add a channel, choose it and click on “Add this channel”; to delete a 
channel, choose it and click on “Delete this channel”. To name a channel, choose it, 
type a name in the “Edit this channel“ box, and click on “Input”. 
Later, you will be able to access your favorite channels by clicking the right edge of the 
interface - a list of your favorite channels will appear, and you can click on a channel to 
choose it. You can also right-click on any channel listed in your favorites to change its 
name. 
Fine Tuning 
The Fine Tuning feature allows you to fine-tune your channel frequencies. Slide the Fine 
Tuning button to the left or right to make minor adjustments to the frequencies. To save 
your changes, click “Save this Frequency”, or you can click “Default” to go back to the 
default setting. 

 


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3.5.2. Video Setting tab 
This tab allows you to set TV display settings including Brightness, 
Contrast, Hue, and Saturation. If you click on “Default“, the display 
settings will return to their factory settings. 

 

 

3.5.3 Record 

settings 

tab 

This dialog box allows you to set your preferences for video 
recording. If you are recording files that you only plan to view on 
your computer, choose one of the MPEG options. For an 
external device, choose the format of that external device. 
Video format 
This allows you to choose whether you will record files in 
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MS-MPEG-4, VCD, DVD, or another MPEG4 
codec such as DivX, you can go to the DivX website at 

http://www.divx.com/divx/

 to download a free codec. 

 
Recording BitRate 

Here you can choose the BitRate of your recording depending on which file format has 

been chosen. A higher BitRate will improve the quality of the recorded files.

 

Working directory 
This allows you to choose the location on your PC where movies and pictures are saved.   

To change the location, click on “Browse” and select the folder you want to save your 

files in. 
Capture settings 

Here you can choose the output size of the video that you record.   

3.5.4 Page tab 

This box allows you to make additional settings for recording and 

taking snapshots. 

 
TimeShift recording 

When you check this box, files that you record in TimeShift mode 

will not be saved after you turn off TimeShift. See section 3.7.2 

for an explanation of TimeShift. You can also set the directory 

that the software will use to hold the TimeShift temp file. To 

change this, click on “Browse” and select the folder you wish to 

use. 

 


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Snapshot settings 
This allows you to choose how many snapshots are taken when you click the Snapshot 
button. See section 3.6.4 for an explanation of Snapshot. 
 
TV and Panel 

When you check “Always on Top”, the TV window will always be in front of other 

applications on your screen. 
 
Multi-Channel Preview 
This allows you to preview channels, choose the number of channels you want to 
preview and the length of time you preview each channel (See 3.6.5). 

3.5.5 Full Scan tab 

This box lets you do a full scan for channels, as well as input frequencies to create 
channels. If you wish to use this option, check the “Use Full Scan Channel List” 
checkbox. 

 
Min Freq. To Max Freq. Scan: This will scan through all 
available frequencies to detect available channels. Click 
“Start Scan” on the box that appears to start the full scan; 
click on “Stop Scan” to stop scanning. The scan will take a 
while to complete. 
 

Channel Edit: You can edit channels detected, or add 

your own channels by entering a frequency. To name a 

channel, select it from the Channel List, type a name into 

the “Key In The Channel Name” box, and click on 

“Save or Add a new channel”.    To remove a channel, 

select it from the Channel List and click “Remove    

this Channel”. If you want to remove a channel using 

Frequency, you can adjust the current frequency with the 

+/- Hz buttons and click “Save or Add a new channel”.  

 

 

3.6 Additional settings 

On the same toolbar as the settings button, you will find additional buttons that provide 

options for customizing TVGo-U202. 

3.6.1 Schedule recording button 

 

 


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To the left of the settings button is the Schedule Recording button. When you click on this 
symbol, a window will appear that allows you to schedule record TV programs. 

 
Weekly Schedule 
This allows you to schedule record shows that are broadcast at the 
same time every day or every week. 
 
Designated schedule 
This allows you to program TVGo-U202 to record a single show. 
 
 

3.6.2 Auto 

Scan 

button 

 

 

 

Clicking Auto Scan allows you to quickly scan the TV channels that are currently 

available, one at a time. To stop Auto Scan, click on the button again and click OK. 

3.6.3  Change Skin button 

 

 

Clicking Change Skin gives you a different view of the TVR software. Click on the button 
again to change back to the original view. 

3.6.4 Snapshot button 

 

 

When you click on Snapshot, TVGo-U202 will take a picture of the current frame 

appearing on your monitor, and the snapshot will be saved in your Gallery. (See section 

3.7.3 for an explanation of Gallery). 

3.6.5 Multiple Preview button 

 

 

When you click on the Multiple Preview button, you will be able to see an array of 

thumbnail images of the TV programs currently airing. When you see a program that you 

want to watch, just double click on it.   

 

 


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The amount of time that each preview screen is displayed, and the number of channels 

shown, can be selected on the Page tab (see section 3.5.4). 

3.6.6 Audio settings button 

 

When you click the audio settings button, a dialog box opens that allows you to set your 

audio preferences — balance, bass, treble, and volume.   

3.6.7  Teletext button 

 

 

When you click on the Teletext button, Teletext/Closed Captioning will be enabled (only 

when available). 

3.7 How to record a program 

 

The top row of buttons on your TVGo-U202 TVR interface allows you to record a 

program while watching it, and lets you control the TimeShifting feature. 

3.7.1 Record button 

 

By clicking this button, you can record a program while watching it. When you click again, 

the recording will stop. You will find the recorded file in the Gallery (see section 3.7.3 for 

an explanation of the Gallery) in the format you chose in Record Settings/Video Format 

(see section 3.5.3). You cannot change channels while recording. 

3.7.2 TimeShift Function button 

 

The TimeShift Function allows you to pause, fast forward, or rewind a program while you 

are watching it.   
To start a TimeShift recording, click on the red TimeShift button (for Start/Stop). When in 
TimeShift mode, the Time Slider will appear in the horizontal bar above the TimeShift 
button. Click the button again to stop. 

 


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The orange bar shows how much video is currently being recorded, and the gray square 
is your current position. Dragging the slider to the left rewinds the video, dragging the 
slider right fast-forwards the video up to what is currently playing. 

 
 
 
 

 

The other controls are Play, Pause, Stop, Skip to Beginning, and Skip to End. Clicking on 

Pause will pause the video, and you can resume watching by clicking on Play. Skip to 

Beginning will go to the beginning of the recorded video, and Skip to End will skip to the 

end of the recorded video (that is currently playing). To stop the TimeShift mode, you can 

click on Stop or on the red TimeShift button. You cannot change channels when in 

TimeShifting. 

3.7.3 The Gallery 
The gallery is a shortcut to the location on your hard drive where video files and 

snapshots are stored. You can choose your hard drive location as explained in Record 

Settings/Video Format (see section 3.5.3). 

You can open the gallery by clicking on the button located at the bottom left corner of the 

Genius TVR. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you can see what files you have recorded, as well as the following buttons:   
Close Gallery: Closes the Gallery 
Send by E-Mail: Opens your computer’s default e-mail program to e-mail the selected 

file 

Change List View: Toggles between Thumbnail, List, and Detailed views of your files 
Play Movie: Plays a selected movie 
Paint: Opens selected image 
 
 
 

 


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Click the right button on a file gives you a dropdown menu with the following options 

 

E-Mail: Opens your computer’s default e-mail program to e-mail the selected file

 

Save As: Lets you name and save the file to a selected folder 
Delete: Deletes selected file 
Delete All: 
Deletes all files in gallery 
Edit: Opens the file 
 

4. Ulead ToolBox   

Ulead Video ToolBox is a simple yet complete tool to capture videos from DV 
camcorders and other video capturing devices to your computer and you can 
edit the TV programs and format the file you save on your PC or NB to 
MPEG-4 or 3GPP files which can be played on 3G mobile phones.   
Aside from the ability to capture videos, Video ToolBox carries a set of editing tools. 
Cutting video clips and converting video files to other video file formats are both possible 
inside this program. The program also offers various export options that allow you to 
share video clips. It is also tightly integrated with Ulead DVD MovieFactory giving you the 
ability to create DVDs, VCDs and SVCDs. Just click the Ulead Tool Box icon on the 
installation and follow the instructions, and you will find the Ulead Toolbox interface on 
your screen.   

 
 
 
 
 

4.1 Introduction of Ulead ToolBox 

4.1.1  Setting: 

Contains several commands. Switch to the step to that pertains to how you 

work to accomplish the desired task inside Ulead Video ToolBox 

 
 

 

 


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4.1.2    Switch to the step to accomplish the desired task 

 
 

4.1.3    Allows you to play back video clips 

 
 
 

4.1.4  Optional Panel: Displays commands and settings available in the selected step 

 

 
 
 
 

4.1.5    Navigation buttons: Use these buttons for device control, trimming, and playing 
video clips 

 

 

4.1.6    Insert Video files: Allows you to add video clips from a file to the Video Strip   

   
 

4.1.7    Remove selected clips: Removes selected clips from the Video Strip. 

 
 

4.1.8 Video Strip: Displays all video clips being used   

 

 

 

4.2 Button Function 

 

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files 
1. 

First Run Video ToolBox, and select Capture Plug-in in the Options Panel.   

2. 

In the Change Capture Plug-in dialog box, select the ‘Ulead DirectShow capture 
plug-in.’
 

3. 

Use the Navigation buttons below the Preview window to check. 

4. 

Click Capture settings and select Capture Option to display. 

5. In 

Capture folder select the folder where you want to store your captured clips. 

6. 

Play back your video when you get to the part you want to capture, click capture 
video
. To stop recording, click this button again or press the ESC button. 

 

 

It allows you to trim, arrange and render your video in preparation for final output and you 
can also convert the format through batch conversion or combine clips into one whole 
movie. 

Cutting Video Clips 

1. 

Select a video clip on the Video Strip. 

2. Drag 

to 

Preview Bar under the Preview Window to the point where want to cut the 

Video clip. 

3. Select 

Cut Video clip in the Options Panel. 

 
Converting the video format of your clips 
1. 

Select the clips you want to convert to another video format on the Video Strip.   

2. Select 

Batch Convert in the Options Panel.   

3. 

Select the format you want to convert the select clips from the list.   

4. 

Type in a file name then click Save.   

 

 
 

 

 


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Combining clips as one video 
1. 

Select the clips you want to include in the video on the Video Strip.   

2. Select 

Make movie in the Options Panel.   

3. 

Select the format you want for the video from the list.   

4. 

Type in a file name then click Save.   

 

 

 

It allows you to output your project in various media format 
1. 

You can view the video in the Preview Window using the navigation buttons. 

2. 

Before exploring, make sure that the format of your video file complies with your 
target media output.   

3. 

Create DVD/VCD/SVCD: launches the Ulead DVD 
MovieFactory Allowing you to create a 
DVD/VCD/SVCD. 

4. 

DV Recording: Sends your video back to a digital 
camcorder or other digital video recording devices. 

5. 

Web Page: Shares your video over the internet. 

6. 

E-mail: Launches your default e-mail application and 
sends your video as an e-mail attachment.   

7. 

Greeting card: Creates multimedia greeting card using 
the video files.