Full Text Searchable PDF User Manual
1. 1. Getting Started
VideoWalker DVB-T USB
allows you to watch free-to-air digital terrestrial TV
programs and listen to digital radio on your PC or Notebook. This amazing portable
TV box has features for real-time recording and schedule recording in MPEG-2
format for high image quality. Use the time-shift feature so you never miss any shows,
and you can capture your favorite images by using the still image capture function. It
also supports the
Electronic Program Guide
(EPG), which offers you more
information about TV programs. With the portable shape, take the
with your notebook and watch digital TV programs anywhere at anytime.
Watch free-to-air digital terrestrial TV programs and listen to digital radio
Schedule recording and real-time recording in MPEG-2 format
Supports time-shift and still image capture
Supports EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and Teletext
Auto channel scan and channel preview
Easy-to-use infrared remote control
1.3 Package Contents
You should have the following items in the package.
VideoWalker DVB-T USB
Infrared remote controller with AAA4 battery
Mini portable terrestrial antenna
(Highly recommended to use outdoor antenna
to make sure better receiving quality)
1.4 System Requirement
PC Pentium III 500MHz or higher
USB Port ( compatible with USB2.0)
Minimum 128MB RAM(256MB is recommended)
100MB HD space for installing driver
Microsoft Media player 7.0 or above
Microsoft DirectX 8.0 or above
VGA card with 8MB Memory
Speaker for audio output
Supports Windows 2000 / XP
1.5 Remote Controller
To turn on the power
Numeric Keypad (0~9):
Select the desired channel number
Click this button to switch between Full Screen
and the previous size
Press this button to add or delete channel
Click this button to record TV programs
Click this button to rewind the TV program while
playing Time-shift function
Click this button to forward the TV program while
using Time-shift function
Click this button to stop Time-shift function
Increases/decreases the audio level
Click this button to go to the
Jump to the last selected TV channel
: Click this button to play time-shift and
click again to pause
: Click this button to close Teletext and program list
after clicking Teletext or program list button
: Click this button to preview TV programs
: .Click this button to capture an image on TV
Click this button to display EPG(Electronic Program Guide)
Click this button to display the list you have recorded
Click this button to choose the TV program you want to watch from program
list and then press “play” button to play. If you want to cancel the program list, just
click the “cancel” button.
: Click this button to display Teletext
2. Installation and Introduction
2.1 Hardware Installation
VideoWalker DVB-T USB Hardware Installation. You can connect either the portable
antenna which is included in the package or your home antenna with VideoWalker
2.2.1. Connecting USB cable
I. Connect “B Type” end of USB cable to the USB jack on the VideoWalker DVB-T
II. Connect “A Type” end of USB cable to the USB jack on your desktop or
2.2.2 Connecting USB cable and digital terrestrial antenna
I. Make sure VideoWalker DVB-T USB has been connected with USB cable.
II. You can either connect the portable digital terrestrial antenna which is packaged
in the box or your home TV antenna to the tuner “Din Jack” female connector on
the VideoWalker DVB-T USB box. If the jack is not suitable, please buy a
suitable converter from your TV shop.
: If you install Videowalker DVB-T USB in “Notebook”, make sure to turn off
the “Power Saving” function. It will slow down the CPU performance and could
influence the operation of VideoWalker DVB-T USB
: Be sure to connect the suitable antenna to VideoWalker DVB-T USB every
time you play the digital terrestrial TV.
3. Software Installation
Complete installation includes installing “Driver” and “Application Program”. And
both of them can be installed easily from the VideoWalker DVB-T USB TV Box driver
Please follow the instructions.
3.1. After connect VideoWalker DVB-T USB with your PC or Notebook, you should
see two pop up windows of “
Found New Hardware Wizard
”. Please just click at
Cancel” to quit
, we will install the driver later from VideoWalker DVB-T USB
3.2. Insert the driver CD into your CD-ROM drive, and you should see an “Autorun” pop
up window after inserting the CD, please click “Install Software and Driver”.
If you don’t see an “Autorun” pop up window, please open the
VideoWalker DVB-T USB folder in CD ROM and launch
Choose the proper language you would like to install.
3.4. Just click “
” when you see the windows below.
3.5. Following the steps.
3.6 DxVA Hardware accelerator setting.
After finishing the above steps, it will go to the DxVA Hardware accelerator
setting. The default setting is “
”. Tick the checkbox if you want to
enable the accelerator.
Note!! You will not be able to capture if you enable
the function and the accelerator at the same time.
3.7. Please click “
” to finish installation.
3.8 When you see the window, you can launch the VideoWalker DVB-T USB by
clicking the “VideoWalker DVB-T USB” icon showed on your PC or Notebook.
3.9 When you click the above icon, the bellow image will appear on your PC or
Notebook screen, you can enjoy watching your personal Digital TV program now!
To watch digital terrestrial TV, you need to configure several functions.The
necessary sections for system setting will be described in advance and unnecessary
parts at the last.
To enter the configuration page please click at the icon
on the VideoWalker
DVB-T USB control panel.
4.2 DTT (Digital Terrestrial TV) – Setup
There are three ways to scan Digital TV Programs, please choose one of them to
setup when you power on VideoWalker DVB-T USB for the first time.(It is highly
recommended to use the first one to scan TV programs if you do not know the
frequency of TV channels). There are three different kinds of bandwidth of digital
transferring frequencies (6/7/8 MHz) in the world. The frequency of 6MHz is used in
Taiwan, the frequency of 7MHz is used in Austria, and the frequency of 8MHz is used
in European countries. This can make sure you can access TV programs after
scanning. It will take a few minutes for the first time scanning.
I. Searching for TV channels by Scanning Country/Area:
If you do not know the
frequency of the TV channels, you can choose to scan country for the TV channels.
Please click at “
Scan by Country/Area
Please select your “
Select your “
Click at “
Click at “
If you can’t find the “
” and “
” of yours,
please select “
” in the field of “
Full Search (6/7/8MHz)
” in the field of “Area”.
II. Searching for TV channels by scanning a signal channel(frequency):
know the frequency of TV Channel, you can enter the frequency in the blank directly
to search for TV channels.
Please click at “
Scan by single channel
Please enter the frequency you would like to scan into
. (Please check the correct Frequency in
your local area to make sure the signal is detective.)
Also select the bandwidth of
the channel. (There are 6MHz /7MHz / 8MHz bandwidth)
supported, if you are not sure of the correct one, please
” for it.)
Click at “
Click at “
Searching for TV Channels by scanning frequency range:
DVB-T USB will search for the TV channels by the frequency range that you put in.
Please click at “
Scan by frequency range
Or, Please enter the period of frequency you
would like to scan into “
”. (Please check the
correct Frequency in your local area to
make sure the signal is detective.)
Or select the bandwidth of the channel.
(There are 6/7/8MHz bandwidth supported,
if you are not sure of the correct one, please
” for it.)
Click at “
Click at “
1. List Name
The list file you are
currently editing or using.
2. Open Channel List
Open an exiting
channels list file from your computer. It
already saves the popular Terrestrial
channels list. To save time, you can just
open them without scanning the
terrestrials or transponders.
3. Save Current List
Save the channels
list at the left side of your screen.
4. Delete All Channels
channels list at the left side.
5. Add One Channel
manually by inputting necessary
information. The information includes
“Frequency”, “Symbol Rate”,
“Polarization H/V”, “VPID”, and “APID”.
6. Delete One Channel
Delete the channel on the list. Please note that the setting
will be effective only after you save the file and exit the “Properties” panel.
7. Edit This Channel
Edit the current program on the list.
8. Add to Favorite List
When you click “
Add to Favorite List
”, the icon “
” will appear as the following. If you want to add the channels that you
have scanned, please click “
” or “
” from the channels listed on the
Channel list at the left side to the Right side icon. Click “
” and type the file name to
save. If you want to delete the channels you scanned, please click “
” from the left side list then click “
” and type the file name to save.
Only shows the FTA (Free to Air) channels in list.
Only shows the Scrambled channels in list.
Shows all channels.
Only shows TV channels.
Only shows Radio channels.
1. The Maximum time-shift Span
How long you would like your time-shift function
to proceed with.
Record real time program when
you need to be away for something and play it
right after you come back. System will keep on
recording the program when you are watching
the recorded program until you stop it.
2. Schedule Recording
Set time to Record the DTV programs by when
you are not available.
How to setup the schedule recording:
: Set the starting time.
: Set the ending time.
: Choose the Channel you would like to record.
Note 1: You will not be able to record multi-programs at the same time.
Note 2: Up to 10 TV programs to be recorded.
Note 3: Please don’t take recorded TV Programs for commercial use.
Choose the directory or drive where you would like your schedule recorded
clip be saved on “
On the “
It tells how long you could record your TV or Radio
programs. And it depends on the capacity of your hard disk. Clicking “
” to finish
the set up.
To view a better image quality, please adjust the image quality from change
of the image or you can
click the "
" button. Then click “
” to finish adjusting.
DVB-TV Application Program
DVB-TV Application Program is a powerful software for you to watch DTV in your
personal computer. It provides all the functions you need to enjoy “High Resolution”
video and “5.1channel” audio.
5.1 Control Panel
The icons of control bar and control panel
Hyper Links and
Display favorite list
Open recording file list
time-shift Start and Pause
Signal Quality(Left Bar)
Signal Strength(Right Bar)
5.2.1. Terrestrial List Live Update
Please click at on the control panel and click at “Update Terrestrial list”.
VideoWalker DVB-T USB will connect to server and update the latest terrestrial list.
Note: Connect the PC to the internet in advance.
The clock will automatically be set to the host computer’s time.
5.2.3. Channel Title Displaying
The current channel name will be displayed on the control panel in the language
assigned by the channel provider.
Turning the sound on and off
Turn off the right or left sound channel, just click at the icon
, and you will see
the icon changes like this “
5.2.5 Video Recording
You could record the video just by clicking at
. Or you can arrange the schedule
recording by making changes at the “Recording Setup” page in the property menu
Click at on the control panel to preview
multi-channel at the same time.
To watch the program you want just choose it
then click at “Play”.
Note: You can only preview the FTA channels
from the same transponder.
5.2.7. Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Click at on the control panel to see the electronic program guide provided by
the content provider. From here you can get more information about the broadcasting
From here you can choose the language of the program.
1. Please click “Properties - ”
“ Program” and choose the program name on
2. Please click at “Edit”, then ”Set your program” will pop up.
3. Please find the “APID [Dec]” to select another default of APID.
Note: Please check your content provider to see if the programs have multi-language.
5.2.9. Snap Shot
Click at to capture the still frame you are currently watching.
The application “Teletext” is a simple teletext browser. To start this function, please
click at on the control panel. It only works when VideoWalker DVB-T USB is
5.3 Right Click Menu
Right click your mouse over VideoWalker DVB-T USB UI and you will see a pop up
Here are the brief introduction.
Pause the video you are currently watching
Stop the video you are currently watching
Record the video program you are currently
Rewind when you are watching the recorded video
Fast forward when you are watching the
Start or pause the “time shifting” function
Change to the previous channel
Change to the next channel
Change to the last channel
Show the EPG window
Multi-channel preview (only for FTA channels)
Snap shoot the still frame
Show teletext window
Turn the sound off
Show the properties window
Open the record List
Open the favorite List
Show the control panel
Change the aspect rate of screen yourself
4 : 3
Set screen aspect rate at 4:3
16 : 9
Set screen aspect rate at 16:9
Place screen always on the top
Display the version information
Turn program off
6. Trouble Shooting
The “Found new hardware wizard” window pops up while plug in the
Please refer to” Driver Installation” of “VideoWalker DVB-T USB user’s manual.
In XP/2000, if you change the USB port, you have to install the VideoWalker
DVB-T USB driver again.
VideoWalker DVB-T USB does not work properly?
In most cases, it’s due to the drivers are not installed well. You might want to
check the driver installed in the device manager of Windows Control Panel. In
the device category “Sound, video and game controllers”, there must be a
device which is named “VideoWalker DVB-T USB adapter”. If not, please
remove the USB box, plug it into the USB port and follow the steps in “Driver
Installation” of “VideoWalker DVB-T USB user’s manual” to install the driver
Windows cannot find VideoWalker DVB-T USB?
Check whether VideoWalker DVB-T USB was inserted correctly in the USB
After the VideoWalker DVB-T USB is plugged into the USB port, wait for at
least 3 seconds before you launch VideoWalker DVB-T USB
Re-start the operation system.
Run "Add/Remove Hardware Device" from Windows "Control Panel" to install
the correct drivers.
Unplug the USB box, and then plug it again. Please note that the interval
between plug and unplug should be at least 3 seconds.
. Plug VideoWalker DVB-T USB box into another USB port of the PC.
Windows cannot find the driver of VideoWalker DVB-T USB?
Make sure the original CD-ROM is in the CD-ROM drive during the installation.
Please indicate the correct directory where the drivers are located for Windows
if install the drivers manually.
For WinXP/Win2000 D:\Drivers\Win2K&XP
For Win98SE/WinME D:\Drivers\WinME&98SE
( D:\ is your CD ROM )
Make sure that the driver and your operation system matches. Please note that
the drivers for Win98SE and Win ME are the same and the drivers for Win XP
and Win 2000 are the same.
Set up VideoWalker DVB-T USB software?
Install the software from autorun menu in CD-ROM.
Please run "Setup.exe" on the CD-ROM.
Follow the instruction of setup wizard for software installation.
Cannot lock any program channel when auto scan?
Please click "Apply" button after making any changes to the settings in "DTT
Setup" before scanning the terrestrial signal.
Check the cable connection between VideoWalker DVB-T USB and the antenna.
Please note that the cable should be connected well to the connector of the card.
Exit VideoWalker DVB-T USB. Unplug the USB box, then plug it again. Note that
the interval between plug and unplug should be at least 3 seconds. Launch
VideoWalker DVB-T USB and test again.
To update the latest Country/Area channel list, please click on the hyper link on
the control panel and select “Update terrestrial list”.
When video plays but Audio fails?
Please check the sound card or the volume setting.
When failed to play program?
Make sure you have installed Sound Card Driver and the Sound Card is working.
Please note that no matter if you want to listen to the audio or not, the sound
card and its driver must be installed.
Please check the signal quality and strength.
When playing the programs, audio is ok, but screen is blank. Why?
Please make sure your VGA driver and Microsoft DirectX8.1 were installed
10. Why is the MPEG2 video not smooth when you playback on Notebook or
MPEG2 video playback consumes lots of CPU power. To get better performance,
please make sure "Power-saving" mode of the Notebook PC is disabled and the
CPU is running at it's maximum frequency.
11. Why does the error message show "Can't create the capture process"?
The installation of VideoWalker DVB-T USB could be messed up. Please
un-install VideoWalker DVB-T USB, then install it again.
12. Remote controller "POWER" key cannot launch VideoWalker DVB-T USB?
The remote controller's "POWER" key for VideoWalker DVB-T USB can only
"power off" the application, but not "power on". It's a hardware limitation.
13. The Remote controller does not work. VideoWalker DVB-T USB does not
react to the key presses?
VideoWalker DVB-T USB window must be the “focus” window to receive the
remote controller input. You may click on the caption of VideoWalker DVB-T
USB window, and then try again.