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    link .*** Pulse Tips ***







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    Remote Control
    Tip: The Remote Control does not function,
    • Make sure that the batteries are inserted correctly.
    • Operate the remote closer to the player.
    • Reboot Pulse-box (Disconnect and reconnect the AC power cord).
    • Do not cover the upper left part of the remote because that is where the antenna is located (the remote may malfunction or may not work properly if you cover the antenna).
    • If the touch‐pad of the remote is not operated for a while, it will not sense any attempts at operations. When you want to use it again,
    1. Hold the remote up, or
    2. After clicking the touch‐ pad, lift your finger off it for a few seconds.

    Tip: IR Remote Control - here’s an IR solution
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    Keyboard
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    Tip: using Logitech Revue Keyboard (model K700) or the Mini Controller to control Pulse-box:
    • A unifying USB receiver is needed to be plugged into one of Pulse’s USB port.
    • Logitech Revue Keyboard needs to be paired with the unifying USB receiver.
    • A PC, Mac or laptop is needed for pairing the Logitech keyboard to the unifying USB receiver.
    1. Connect the Unifying USB receiver to the USB port of the PC, Mac or laptop.
    2. Download & install Logitech unifying software from here.
    3. Launch the Logitech Unifying software & follow pairing instructions.
    4. Unplug the Unifying USB receiver from the PC/Mac and plug it into Pulse’s USB port (slid “Off” then “On” the Keyboard-switch if needed).
    Notes,
    * The unifying USB receiver from a Logitech unifying Mouse or another unifying keyboard can be used.
    * Multi devices (keyboard/mouse) can be paired with the same unifying USB receiver (all pairing info will be saved).
    * To re-pair Revue Keyboard to Revue box – see this link.

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    Bluetooth Devices
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    Tip: to pair a Bluetooth (BT) device to Pulse-box,
    • Go to “Settings” > “Network” > “Bluetooth settings”.

    Notes,
    * in-addition to Pulse’s BT remote, 6 more BT devices can be paired to the Pulse-box.
    * keeping in mind, too many paired devices may cause BT interference.

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    Supported File Format
    Supported File Format (Video, Music & Photo) - See this link

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    USB Drive
    Tip: Pulse-box USB Storage: Falsh Memory & HDD supported file formats > FAT32 (read & write).
    Notes,
    * Flash Drive's & External powered HDD's are supported – for a non powered HDD try to connected it via a “Y” usb-power-adapter or a powered-sub-Hub.
    * If the box won't recognize HDD, check your external HDD for hidden VCD (Virtual CD) partitions (& remove).
    Tip: To Safely Unplug/Remove USB Drive (Unmount),
    • From “Home” select “Notification” icon > unmount [drive name].
    or
    • Press [Menu] ≣ button > Settings > ‘Storage’ > select unmount [drive name].

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    IR
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    IR Emitter

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    Tip: External IR Emitter (IR blaster / IR repeater),
    • The "External IR Emitter" will extend the IR signal – it’s needed if any of the connected devices to Pulse-box (e.g., TV, STB or AVR) are not responding when pressing [Power], [Volume] or [input] keys on Pulse’s remote.
    Notes,
    * An external IR blaster is included, however if more external IR emitter needed, a simple (infrared emitter) Splitter (or chain of Splitters) can be connected into the single IR emitter port.
    * Remember to select the audio you wish to control via Pulse’s remote by selecting “Audio system”(AVR) or “TV speakers” (TV) – from Settings > TV & AVR > Volume control setting > Audio system (or TV speakers)
    * “TV control setting” must also be configured (or “Volume control setting’ won’t be available) - From Settings > TV & AVR > TV control setting ...
    * The External IR emitter can be connected regardless – No Con’s.
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    Tip: If "External IR Emitter" is not functioning properly,

    • Make sure that the "External IR Emitter connector" is plugged all the way into the "IR emitter port" in the back of the unit.
    Notes,
    * As plugging-in the connector (of the "External IR Emitter") all the way into the "IR emitter port", you should hear a click sound (indicating proper connection).
    * An external IR Emitter (blaster) is included, however if more external IR emitter needed, a simple (infrared emitter) Splitter (or chain of Splitters) can be connected into the single IR emitter port.



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    Controlling TV, AVR & STB
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    Tip: Unable to control the STB from Pulse’s remote,
    • Connect the external IR emitter (included) to Pulse box and placed in front of the STB IR receiver.
    • Test it by turning the STB On/Off - press [Menu] ≣ on the remote while in “TV mode” > scroll down > STB Off.

    Tip: Unable to control the TV from Pulse’s remote,
    • Connect the external IR emitter (included) to Pulse box and placed in front of the TV IR receiver.
    • Test it by turning the TV On/Off - press [On/Off] button on the remote.

    Tip: Unable to control the AVR from Pulse’s remote,
    • Connect the external IR emitter (included) to Pulse box and placed in front of the AVR IR receiver.
    • Test it by turning the AVR On/Off - press [On/Off] button on the remote.
    Notes,
    * Moving the external IR emitter in front of the Device while pressing [On/Off] button on the remote may help to locate the best spot to place it.
    * You may add dual (or 3 way) IR emitter (external IR blaster) to control the TV, STB & AVR (if applicable).

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    Tip: If "External IR Emitter" is not functioning properly,
    • Make sure that the "External IR Emitter connector" is plugged all the way into the "IR emitter port" in the back of the unit.
    Notes,
    * As plugging-in the connector (of the "External IR Emitter") all the way into the "IR emitter port", you should hear a click sound (indicating proper connection).
    * An external IR Emitter (blaster) is included, however if more external IR emitter needed, a simple (infrared emitter) Splitter (or chain of Splitters) can be connected into the single IR emitter port.




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    Video
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    Tip: Black Screen at start & after reboots - if STB /cable/satellite box is disconnected!
    1. Press [Home] button.
    2. Press [Menu] ≣ button – from menu select ‘Home and All Apps settings’ – select ‘startup applications’ - select ‘None’ - (you may replace [TV] icon in Home screen if not need it).

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    Tip: Annoying menu at start & after reboots (asking to setup STB) ……… see above tip.

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    Tip: Video Issues, Change Pulse-box’s video settings from "Auto" to 480p (temporarily),
    • From Home Screen > Settings > Picture&sound >Resolution > 480p – reboot Pulse-box.

    STB Cable/Satellite box:
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    Tip: to change STB Video resolution & HDMI settings,
    • The STB Audio system-setting-menu (User menu/secret menu) can be accessed by turning Off > pressing menu on remote or front panel (Refer to the device owner’s Guide for instruction).
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    • Motorola DCH-#### - To change Video resolution system setting (user menu) - From the STB remote Control (Cable/satellite supplied remote) turn ON the STB then press [Power/Off] Power button then press [menu] button (in quick succession) – a white system menu will display on the TV- set
    HDMI/YPbPr OUTPUT: 720p (or 1080i)
    Then Scroll down to: “Additional HDMI Settings” > Press [Ok] > Scroll down to & set
    HDMI/DVI MODE: HDMI
    To exit menu & save the changes - press [Power/Off] – then press again to [Power/On] turn On STB.
    Notes,
    * Take extra caution when system menu is open, write down all settings before making any changes & avoid making a change to any other settings you’re not sure of (Refer to the device owner’s Guide for instruction).
    * To toggle between settings in that menu, scroll to “that setting” then Press [Ok] and wait… (every time you Press [Ok] ...it will switch..).
    * Set GTV-box (from Settings menu) to 480p - See this link .
    * To bit-stream Dolby Digital (DD/DD 5.1) – See this link .


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    Tip: How to change "Motorola DCX- ####" STB video resolution to "720p",
    • From the STB, to open the (secret) user system menu,
    2. Use the STB's remote Control (Cable/Sat-supplied remote) & turn ON the STB & the TV (& the AVR if in use).
    3. Press [Power/Off] Power button then Press [OK] button then press [menu] button (in quick succession), a white system menu will display on the TV screen.
    4. Scroll down to “HDMI/YPbpr Output”,
    5. Press [Ok] several times & set it to "720p"
    * To exit menu, press [Power/On]
    * To turn STB On, press [Power/On] again.
    Notes,
    * Take extra caution when system menu is open, write down all settings before making any changes & avoid making a change to any other settings you’re not sure of (Refer to the device owner’s Guide for instruction).
    * To toggle between settings in that menu, scroll to “that setting” then Press [Ok] and wait… (every time you Press [Ok] ...it will switch..).
    * Set GTV-box (from Settings menu) to 480p - See this link .
    * To bit-stream Dolby Digital (DD/DD 5.1) – See this link .
    * For HDMI handshake & HDCP issues – See this link .


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    Tip: How to change "Motorola DCX- ####" STB video resolution to “NATIVE”,
    • From the STB, to open the (secret) user system menu,
    2. Use the STB's remote Control (Cable/Sat-supplied remote) & turn ON the STB & the TV (& the AVR if in use).
    3. Press [Power/Off] Power button then Press [OK] button then press [menu] button (in quick succession), a white system menu will display on the TV screen.
    4. Scroll down to “HDMI/YPbpr Output”,
    5. Press [Ok] several times & set it to “NATIVE”,
    (note: “Native mode settings” should become active),
    6. Scroll to “Native mode settings” and Press [Ok],
    (note: You should see “MY TV Supports the following formats:”)
    7. Mark only the following formats

    [ ] 1080p 30
    [ ] 1080p 24
    [x] 1080i
    [x] 720p
    [x] 480p
    [ ] 480i

    Return to the main menu >>

    * To exit menu, press [Power/On]
    * To turn STB On, press [Power/On] again.
    Notes,
    * Take extra caution when system menu is open, write down all settings before making any changes & avoid making a change to any other settings you’re not sure of (Refer to the device owner’s Guide for instruction).
    * To toggle between settings in that menu, scroll to “that setting” then Press [Ok] and wait… (every time you Press [Ok] ...it will switch..).
    * Mark what your TV Supports as formats only, however most Broadcast support 1080i, 720p & 480p.
    * When STB Video resolution is set to “NATIVE”(for better PQ) the box will auto change resolution to match incoming broadcast signal (e.g., 1080i, 720p or 480p), however every time the box switches resolution there will be a display delay when the screen goes blank for a few seconds (that is normal).


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    Audio

    STB Cable/Satellite box:
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    Tip: To bit-stream Dolby Digital (DD/DD 5.1) change audio system setting on the STB Cable/Satellite box:
    • The STB Audio system-setting-menu (User menu/secret menu) can be accessed by turning Off > pressing menu on remote or front panel (Refer to the device owner’s Guide for instruction).
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    • Motorola DCH-#### - To change Audio system setting (user menu) - From the STB remote Control (Cable/satellite supplied remote) turn ON the STB then press [Power/Off] Power button then press [menu] button (in quick succession) – a white system menu will display on the TV – Scroll down to: “Additional HDMI Settings” > Press [Ok] > Scroll down to: “Audio Output:” > Press [Ok] > toggle between ‘Auto/Lpcm/ Pass-Through > Select Pass-Through - Press [Power/Off] to exit menu – press [Power/On] again to turn On STB.
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    • Motorola DCX-#### - To change Audio system setting (user menu) - From the STB remote Control (Cable/satellite supplied remote) turn ON the STB then press [Power/Off] Power button then press [menu] button (in quick succession) – a white system menu will display on the TV – Scroll down to: “Additional HDMI Settings” > Press [Ok] > Scroll down to: “Audio Output:” > Press [Ok] > toggle between ‘Auto/Lpcm/ Pass-Through > Select Pass-Through - Press [Power/Off] to exit menu – press [Power/On] again to turn On STB.

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    • Motorola QIP7232 STB- To change Audio system setting (user menu) - From the STB remote Control (Verizon-supplied remote) turn ON the STB -Press [Power/Off] Power button then Press [OK] button then press [menu] button (in quick succession)– a white system menu will display on the TV – Scroll down to: “Additional HDMI Settings” > Press [Ok] > Scroll down to: “Audio Output:” > Press [Ok] > toggle between ‘Auto/Lpcm/ Pass-Through > Select Pass-Through - Press [Power/Off] to exit menu – press [Power/On] again to turn On STB.
    Notes,
    * Take extra caution when system menu is open, write down all settings before making any changes & avoid making a change to any other settings you’re not sure of (Refer to the device owner’s Guide for instruction).
    * Set GTV-box (from Settings menu) to output Dolby Digital (DD 5.1) bit-stream via HDMI &/or Optical if connected to AVR or HTS that supports Dolby Digital.
    * For Video resolution & HDMI settings – See this link .
    * For HDMI handshake & HDCP issues – See this link .
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    Tip: If no 5.1 surround sound when STB/ cable/satellite STB Connected thru Pulse-box & AVR. Make sure the STB/ cable/satellite Box Audio system setting is set to Pass-Through (NOT set to Auto or Lpcm)
    Assuming HTS connection as follow:
    STB > HDMI > Pulse-box > HDMI > AV receiver > HDMI > TV
    For Pass-Through settings - See this link

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    Tip: Surround Sound/Stereo Sound & TV Audio Digital Out Over HDMI/ARC (Audio Return Channel) Supported Devices,
    • ‘ARC” in short means using the same HDMI cable between TV and HTS/AVR to transmit Audio signal - ‘ARC” maybe useful when HTS/AVR Sound System has limited number of HDMI inputs, in that case the HTS/AVR HDMI-output will receive Audio from TV HDMI-input (over the same cable).
    • If Pulse-box is connected to the TV via HDMI-input and the TV supports ‘ARC’ over HDMI INPUT jack and the TV is connected to HTS supports ‘ARC’ over HDMI-OUTPUT jack,
    • The TV may or may not take the 5.1 Dolby Digital (Amazon Channel) from Pulse-box’s HDMI and send (pass-through) it over the same Cable - but it may send Stereo sound instead.
    • The TV may or may not take the 5.1 Dolby Digital (Netflix Channel) from Pulse-box’s HDMI and send (pass-through) it over the same Cable - but it may send Stereo sound instead.
    Notes,
    * Both TV and HTS/AVR must support ‘ARC” (check owner’s Guide).
    * ‘ARC” may only support Stereo (2 Channels PCM).
    * Some TV’s may only pass ‘5.1 Dolby Digital’ if the audio source is from OTA signal (signal).
    * Few TV’s may pass Dolby Digital Plus – HTS with Dolby Digital Plus support is required.
    * ‘ARC” may act as Audio Digital Out instead of plugging Optical/coaxial cable.
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    Tip: Distortion-free 5.1-channel sound,
    Netflix / Amazon support 5.1DD+/DD and not 6.1/7.1 – Some AV receivers may processes 5.1 to 7.1 and add sound (create sound field) to one or two more speakers (surround back speakers) – in some cases this may cause sound distortion & unexpected pop sounds during/ interrupted audio playback – that may happened with some connected devices but not others – it may also processes DD+ Distortion-free but it may not with DD.
    • From AV receiver remote control, restrict audio playback to Straight decode mode.
    • From AV receiver speakers settings menu, Remove/uncheck surround back speakers



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    AV Receivers - Video
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    Tip: Yamaha AV receiver – Video issues,
    From on screen Menu > Setup > Video >Processing >OFF

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    Tip: Yamaha AV receiver – Video Aspect settings,
    • From on screen Menu > Setup > Video >Processing >ON >Resolution >Through (not Auto)
    • set Aspect > Through / 16:9 Normal

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    Tip: Onkyo AV receiver – Video issues,
    • From On-Screen menu > Source Setup > Picture Adjust > Picture Mode - Set to ‘DIRECT’ (not to AUTO).

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    Tip: Marantz AV receiver – Video issues,
    • Set the follow in menu settings,
    • VIDEO SETUP > HDMI OUT: OUTPUT1
    • VIDEO SETUP > TV-AUTO: DISABLE
    • VIDEO SETUP > OSD INFO: ENABLE
    • VIDEO SETUP > I/P CONVERT: DISABLE
    • VIDEO CONVERT > TV: OFF


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    Notes,
    * HDMI-menu-settings-changes in AV Receivers will only take effect after disconnecting 'AVR & all HDMI connected devices' from their power outlet (or by turning off the power-strip if is in-use).
    Make sure to perform one or all the follow:
    • Unplug Power cords from all connected devices, wait 10 min (if the TV status-light still “On” wait until it goes “OFF”) before re-plugging Power cords. (you may turn off power-strip (if in use) instead of unplugging power cords).
    • Turn OFF & disconnect Power cords & HDMI cables from all connected devices (recommended) See this link
    * Turning a device “Off”/“On” may not accomplish the above task because most of devices may go into a “standby mode” when turned “off”.

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    AV receiver audio, Generic Notes,
    • To prevent Handshake (HDCP) interference when multiple devices are connected to the AV receiver, Turn “OFF” power to unused devices - especially before switching HDMI-input (if “on/off” applicable) – program the IR commands in universal remote control (if in-use).
    • All devices connected to the AVR via HDMI must be HDCP-compliant.
    • Disable [Control for HDMI], [AnyNet+], [CEC], [RIHD], [others] & disable [TV OFF option] in TV, AV Receiver, BDP & STBs settings and in all HDMI connected devices - since proper linked operations are not guaranteed (unless all HDMI connected devices made & supported by the same manufacturer).
    • Set the AV receiver to standby then disconnect power cord before disconnecting or connecting cables (specially HDMI cables) to prevent equipment damage.
    • When [ON/STANDBY] button is pressed to select “Standby mode” the AVR does not fully disconnect from Power.
    • Keep A/V cables away from power cords and speaker cables (to prevent interference).
    FYI, The AV Receivers (AVR) tips are just few DIY suggestions, however, duo to the complicity & involvement of the AVR equipments, it’s suggested to seek professional AVR assistance (for installation, consult AVR specialist/ Geek Squad/ etc

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    AV Receivers - Audio
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    Tip: Pulse AV receiver - NO surround Sound,
    From menu settings set “AUDIO FOR HDMI” to “AMP” (not to “TV+AMP”).
    Notes,
    * The Sony SS-370 supports “System Audio Control” which is different from most of Sony AVRs. (has no “AMP” or “TV+AMP”" settings) – the “System Audio Control” function is based on TV “On” first before AVR “On” (for 2 channels PCM /multi channels/bitstream) & it may conflict with “AUTO STBY” & Pulse-box IR On/Off commands - also make sure HDMI-CEC (or BRAVIA Sync) is set accordingly (if in use) – or ask for advice.

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    Tip: Yamaha AV receiver - NO Sound – NO surround Sound,
    • From on screen Menu > Setup > HDMI > HDMI Control > ON
    • Press [STRAIGHT] button on remote to enable Straight decode mode (for surround Sound Straight decoding).

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    Tip: Herman/ Kardon AV receiver - NO surround Sound,
    Press [Surround Modes] button on remote to change to “Auto Select” then Press the [OK] Button.

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    Tip: Pioneer AV receiver - NO surround Sound,
    • Press [S.DIRECT] button on your AVR remote and select ‘AUTO SURROUND’.
    • Press [SIGNAL SEL] button on your AVR remote to switch to Auto /HDMI (not PCM).
    • From your AVR - AV Parameter Settings menu set HDMI to [AMP] - NOT [THROUGH] - ( the Audio should come only out of the AVR not the TV).
    • You may Press [SB ch] button on your AVR remote and select ‘SB ch OFF’ (for 5.1 Max) – (‘SB ch ON' for 6.1/7.1)

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    Tip: Denon AV receiver - Sound/Surround Sound issues,
    • From AVR remote control, set ‘Direct listening mode’ to [DIRECT].
    • From the AVR ‘System Setup’ press [AMP] > [MENU] > HDMI Audio Out > set to “AMP” ( Not “TV”).
    • From the AVR ‘System Setup’ press [AMP] > [MENU] > Auto Surround > set to “ON” (Not “OFF”).

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    Tip: Marantz AV receiver - Surround Sound/Sound issues,
    • Press “PURE DIRECT” toggle button on the Front-Panel and select “SOURCE DIRECT”.
    • Set the follow in menu settings,
    • INPUT SETUP > “5.1CH” (not “7.1CH”) - disable SL & SR speakers (if in use).
    • INPUT SETUP > TV: HDMI, mapped to HDMI 1.
    • PREFERENCE > HDMI AUDIO: “ENABLE”.
    • ACOUSTIC EQ > EQ MODE: OFF.
    Note: In some cases you may change “SOURCE DIRECT” to “Auto” Surround Mode, by Pressing “Auto” button on the Front-Panel.


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    Notes,
    * HDMI-menu-settings-changes in AV Receivers will only take effect after disconnecting 'AVR & all HDMI connected devices' from their power outlet (or by turning off the power-strip if is in-use).
    Make sure to perform one or all the follow:
    • Unplug Power cords from all connected devices, wait 10 min (if the TV status-light still “On” wait until it goes “OFF”) before re-plugging Power cords. (you may turn off power-strip (if in use) instead of unplugging power cords).
    • Turn OFF & disconnect Power cords & HDMI cables from all connected devices (recommended) See this link
    * Turning a device “Off”/“On” may not accomplish the above task because most of devices may go into a “standby mode” when turned “off”.

    link .
    AV receiver audio, Generic Notes,
    • To prevent Handshake (HDCP) interference when multiple devices are connected to the AV receiver, Turn “OFF” power to unused devices - especially before switching HDMI-input (if “on/off” applicable) – program the IR commands in universal remote control (if in-use).
    • All devices connected to the AVR via HDMI must be HDCP-compliant.
    • Disable [Control for HDMI], [AnyNet+], [CEC], [RIHD], [others] & disable [TV OFF option] in TV, AV Receiver, BDP & STBs settings and in all HDMI connected devices - since proper linked operations are not guaranteed (unless all HDMI connected devices made & supported by the same manufacturer).
    • Set the AV receiver to standby then disconnect power cord before disconnecting or connecting cables (specially HDMI cables) to prevent equipment damage.
    • When [ON/STANDBY] button is pressed to select “Standby mode” the AVR does not fully disconnect from Power.
    • Keep A/V cables away from power cords and speaker cables (to prevent interference).
    FYI, The AV Receivers (AVR) tips are just few DIY suggestions, however, duo to the complicity & involvement of the AVR equipments, it’s suggested to seek professional AVR assistance (for installation, consult AVR specialist/ Geek Squad/ etc

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    Google TV
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    Settings menu
    Tip: To display “System Settings” menu,
    • Press [Menu] ≣ button while in Home screen.
    • Press and hold [Fn] key then press [Esc] key (on the keyboard side).
    • Select System Settings App.

    Tip: To display “Chrome Settings” menu,
    • Press [Menu] ≣ button while in Chrome screen.


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    Home Screen
    Tip: How to Place an App or a shortcut to Home Screen?
    • By replacing one of the seven Apps from Pulse-box Home Screen task bar.
    • go to “Home” – press the [Menu] ≣ button (the menu button is located below [Home] Button on the remote side) then select “Customize home items” – select any icon to replace (one of the seven icons) – press [Ok] button then select “replace” – scroll down the list & select the App/shortcut.


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    Chrome
    Tip: Chrome Settings for Adobe Flash /Privacy / Password-word / Security, Go to Chrome >press [Menu] ≣ button > Settings > Advance settings > select “under the Hood” > Privacy.

    Tip: To change Fonts, Go to Chrome >press [Menu] ≣ button > Settings > Advance settings > select “under the Hood “ > select Customize Fonts .
    Tip: To close Chrome - Press [Ctrl] + [W] keys.
    Tip: To Refresh Page - Press [Ctrl] + [R] keys.
    Tip: To type URL - Press [Ctrl] + [T] keys.
    Tip: Bookmark menu Press [Ctrl] + [D] keys.
    Tip: To Clear Browser Cookies/History/… - Press [Menu] ≣.

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    Bookmarks
    Tip: To Delete a bookmarks, Select the bookmark then press & hold down the [OK] button (to display edit menu).

    Tip: To add a bookmarks to “Home Screen”, While in Chrome - select the bookmark - press the [Favorites key] ([Star] key on the keyboard) then select “Add to home screen” – go to “Home” – press the [Menu] ≣ button (the menu button is located below [Home] Button on the remote side) then select “Customize home items” – select any icon to replace (one of the seven icons) – press [Ok] button then select “replace” – scroll down the list & select the bookmark.

    Tip: To find a Bookmarks/Shortcut – was saved while in Chrome by adding a bookmark from the option “Add to home screen” – will Save/place the bookmark/Shortcut in “All Apps” Folder/drawer – to find it, from Home Task-bar select “All Apps” icon.

    Tip: To find a Bookmarks– was saved while in Chrome by adding a bookmark from the option “Add to bookmarks folder” – will Save the bookmark in “bookmark Folder”– to find it, go to Chrome – press [Menu] ≣ button – select “Bookmarks” from menu.

    Tip: To edit bookmarks – press & hold [OK] button to display edit-menu.

    Tip: To display bookmarks in Home Screen – press & hold [Star] key. (Launch Chrome at least once for this shortcut to function if Pulse-box was rebooted).
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    Apps
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    Tip: Application info:
    • Go to “All Apps” select App Press & Hold [OK] button > select ‘Application info’.
    or
    • Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > App.

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    Tip: To Uninstall an App – From “All Apps” > select ‘Google Play Store” > My Apps > browse it > Uninstall it.
    Note: “Uninstall” may not be available for all Apps or buli-in (GTV system) Apps.
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    Tip: “TV& Movie” App issues,
    • Go to “All Apps”, select “Google Play store" App > go to “My Apps” ( @ upper right side) > select “TV& Movie” App > look if [UPDATE] is shown > click [UPDATE] - if [uninstall] is shown > exit > go to “All Apps” select “TV& Movie” App > press & hold [OK] button > select “Application info” > check if you have {the latest version}.

    • If it was {the latest version}, “uninstall” it > reboot Pulse-box > Go to “All Apps”, select “Google Play store" App > go to “My Apps” ( @ upper right side) > select “TV& Movie” App > look if [UPDATE] is shown > click [UPDATE]... if it says updating... & nothing happened see this link .

    • From “All Apps”, select “TV& Movie App”:
    1. Launch “TV& Movie App”.
    2. Select “Options” (from lower left corner).
    3. Select “Personalization” and “Clear ratings” & “Clear watch history”
    4. Press [Back] button to exit “TV& Movie App”.
    5. Select “TV& Movie App” & press & hold [OK] button.
    6. Select “Application info” and “Force stop” & Clear data.
    7. Press [Back] button to exit “TV& Movie App”.

    • From “All Apps”, select “Chrome App”:
    1. Launch “Chrome App” and press [Menu] ≣ button (for Chrome Settings).
    2. “Clear saved browsing data” and “Clear cache”.
    3. Press [Back] button to exit “Chrome App”.

    • Reboot Pulse-box.

    Notes,
    * To check the App version number - see this link .
    * After clicking [UPDATE] & it says updating... & nothing happened see this link .
    * (temporarily) unmount & remove any USB device from Pulse-box while performing all of the above steps (if any in use).


    link .
    Tip: if an “App” is not updating?

    • From “All Apps”, select “Google Play store" App > go to “My Apps” (@ upper right side) > select “that App” > look if [UPDATE] is shown > click [UPDATE] - if [uninstall] is shown > exit > go to “All Apps” select “that App” App > press & hold [OK] button > select “Application info” > check if you have { the latest version }.

    • If its { the latest version } – “uninstall” it > reboot Pulse-box > go to “All Apps”, select “Google Play store" App > go to “My Apps” (@ upper right side) > select “that App” App > look if [UPDATE] is shown > click [UPDATE]

    • (in any case) If the App update is taking too long (& nothing is happening) or displaying a message "your application will be downloaded shortly"..., do the following (during updating ...),
    From “All Apps”, select “Settings" and go to “Account & sync”:
    Un-check “Auto-Sync” then Un-check “Background data” ….. watch the gray “button” to the right side next to your “account”, if it turns from gray to red for few seconds then it turns back to gray (& look for any flash-message),
    the App should start updating..... if not try the following steps,

    link .
    • From “All Apps”, select “Settings" and go to “Account & sync”:
    1. Un-check “Auto-Sync” ........ watch the gray “button” to the right side next to your “account”, if it turns from gray to red for few seconds then it turns back to gray (& look for any flash-message).
    2. Un-check “Background data” then press “OK” ..... watch the gray “button” to the right side next to your “account”, if it turns from gray to red for few seconds then it turns back to gray (& look for any flash-message).
    3. (temporarily) Leave “Background data” & “Auto-Sync” disabled.
    4. Press [Back] button to exit “Settings”.
    5. Reboot Pulse-box (Press Ctrl + SHIFT + DEL).
    6. Re-check back (re-enable) “Auto-Sync” and“Background data”.
    7. Try to update the App again.

    Notes,
    * To check the App version number - see this link .
    * After clicking [UPDATE] & it says updating... & nothing happened see this link .
    * (temporarily) unmount & remove any USB device from Pulse-box while performing all of the above steps (if any in use).


    link .
    Tip: To Clear Video history & data/settings on Google Server,
    • From “All Apps”, select “Settings" and go to “Privacy & safety”:
    1. “Clear Video history”.
    2. Un-check “Video history”.
    3. From “Safe search” > select “Do not filter”.
    4. From “Application lock” > Un-check “Google Chrome & Market”.
    5. Un-check “Automatic restore”.
    6. Un-check “Backup my data” > OK (if it’s unchecked then check it & uncheck it again > OK (to clear any data/settings on GS))
    7. (temporarily) Leave “Video history”, “Automatic restore” & “Backup my data” disabled.
    8. Press [Back] button to exit “Settings”.

    • Reboot Pulse-box.

    Note: (temporarily) unmount & remove any USB device from Pulse-box while performing all of the above steps (if any in use).
    Airplay App,
    Tip: “Airtight“ App for GoogleTV - will allow users to stream content from the iPad or iPhone using Airplay.




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    link .
    Flash Web Apps,
    Tip: To add a web-App (shortcut) to “Home Screen”:
    While Chrome displaying that page > Press [Favorites] key] (the [Star] key on the keyboard) then select “Add to home screen” – go to “Home” – press the [Menu] ≣ button (the menu button is located below [Home] Button on remote side) - then select “Customize home items” – select any icon to replace (any of the seven icons shown in the bottom of “Home Screen”) > press [Ok] button then select “replace” > scroll down the list & select the that shortcut.

    link .
    Flash Web Apps - Error messages
    Tip: Avoid & reduce Error “shockwave Flash Crash!”,

    Delete “all sites” from "Adobe Flash Storage Settings" & Increasing Settings” to “unlimited”,
    1. Go to Chrome >press [Menu] ≣ button >Settings >Advance settings >select “under the Hood “>"Adobe Flash Storage">“delete all sites”.
    2. Increasing “Chrome’s Global Storage Settings” to “unlimited”
    3. Reboot Pulse-box.
    4. Go back to Adobe Flash Storage Settings and check if “unlimited” was saved, if not reset it again & Reboot Pulse-box.
    Notes: repeat this process as needed or when five-sites or more are stored-in "Adobe Flash Storage".

    Avoid running two ‘Flash-Apps’ at the same time.

    • Clear Saved browsing data – Go to Chrome > Options > Settings > Clear Saved browsing data.

    • Force stop/Clear data all unneeded Apps (& uninstall) - go to Settings > Application > Running services > ALL > scroll down the list - select unneeded Apps - – press [Ok] > “Force stop” > “Clear data” > (“uninstall”) – also check used/free RAM at the bottom - reboot Pulse-box.

    • Avoid running streaming Apps in the background (ex. Netflix) at the same time a ‘flash-Webpage’ is running.

    Avoid on-screen double click, while running a flash video.
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    link .
    Netflix

    link .
    Tip: To Exit Netflix > press [Menu] ≣ button on the remote side. Or press and hold the [Esc] key on the keyboard side.

    link .
    Tip: Netflix issues,
    • “Force stop” & “Clear data” from "Netflix App" - Go to “All Apps” select "Netflix App" Press & Hold [OK] button > select ‘Application info’ >“Force stop” & “Clear data” > reboot Pulse-box.
    Or
    • Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Netflix >“Force stop” & “Clear data” > reboot Pulse-box.


    link .
    Tip: Unlink all your devices from your "Netflix account" > (wait 30min) > reboot > sign-in to your Netflix Account.
    1. Go to www.netflix.com
    2. Login to your Account >"Your Account" > "Sign out of all devices” > Deactivate (takes about 30 min).
    3. Reboot Pulse-box
    4. Re-link (sign-in) each device to Netflix account.

    Note: the above action will require to re-link back all your devices to your "Netflix account" (netflix no longer support unlink of a single device at a time).


    link .
    Tip: For WiFi / wired (Ethernet) Connection drop issues,
    • Reboot Modem & Router & "Ethernet switch" (if in use) - after the reboot-up process (Modem first wait … then Router second ... "Ethernet switch" last – then Reboot Pulse-box. (or have Pulse-box unplugged from power before Rebooting Modem/ Router )
    • Change Router channel /frequency.
    • Connect directly to a modem – bypass the Router.
    • Try changing DNS in Router - to Google DNS ( 8.8.8.8 ) or open DNS ( 208.67.222.222 ) – this option is for advance users.

    For wired (Ethernet) – Connection drop,
    1. Unplug the Ethernet cable & power cord from Pulse-box.
    2. Reboot Modem & Router & "Ethernet switch" (if in use) - after the reboot-up process (Modem first wait … then Router... "Ethernet switch" last).
    3. Plug the Ethernet cable to Pulse-box.
    4. Plug power cord to Pulse-box.

    link .
    Tip: Reboot Pulse-box,
    • Unplug it from power (wait 30 sec.) re-plug it.

    Tip: To Performa Factory-ResetSee this link

    Tip: Create a new Google Account - See this link

    Tip: Reset all A/V & network connected device - See this link
    link .
    Netflix Video Quality:
    Tip: Adjust/Manage Netflix Video Quality,
    1. Go to www.netflix.com
    2. Sign-in into your Netflix Account.
    3. Select “Your account”.
    4. Click “Manage video quality”.
    5. Select "AUTO", "HIGH, "MEDIUM" or "LOW" for settings
    6. Allow 10min for settings to take effect.

    Previous Netflix Video Quality:
    "Good" One hour of streaming SD content
    0.3 GBytes SD only
    "Better" One hour of streaming SD content
    0.7 GBytes SD only
    "Best" One hour of streaming SD content
    1.0 GBytes HD / SD
    "Best" One hour of streaming HD content 2.4 GBytes HD / SD

    Notes,
    The above numbers are based on approximate calculation of Netflix’s Max bitrate - Example: when quality is set to “Best” & streaming HD content in 1080p/5.1DD+ > One hour of usage = 2.4 GBytes (approximately) – calculation > One hour (video) content 3600sec 0.6MB/s = 2160 MB = 2.2GB - One hour (audio) content 3600sec 0.0475MB/s = 171 MB = 0.2GB - Internet speeds in bits per second - File sizes in bytes - 1 Byte = 8 bits - 1 GigaByte (GB) = 8 Gigabits (Gb).
    More info,
    “Best” HD @ Max bitrate (video) 4.8Mbps = 0.6MB/s & @Max bitrate (audio) 384Mbps = 0.05MB/s – “Best” SD @Max bitrate (video) 2.2Mbps = 0.3MB/s & @Max bitrate (audio) 192Mbps = 0.02MB/s - “Better” SD @Max bitrate (video) 1.3 Mbps = 0.2MB/s & @Max bitrate (audio) 192Mbps = 0.02MB/s - “Good” SD @Max bitrate (video) 0.625 Mbps = 0.08MB/s & @Max bitrate (audio) 64Mbps = 0.01MB/s.

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    link .
    Media Apps
    link .
    ViMu Player (GTVBox Video Player) Google TV App - thread support

    link .
    Plex for Google TV App - thread support

    link .
    aVia Media Player - thread support

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    link .
    System
    link .
    Tip: For how to check the current installed "System firmware version number" on Pulse-box,
    • Go to “All Apps” > “Settings" > “About” > "System info".


    link .
    Tip: For System update (firmware update),
    • Go to “All Apps” > “Settings" > “About” > “System update” > Click [Check now].


    link .
    Tip: Force update,
    1. Go to “All Apps” > “Settings" > “About” > “System update” > Click [Check now] – (if it says “System is up to date”… go to the next step),
    2. Press [Back] key to exit,
    3. Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > select “All) (from the top),
    4. Scroll down to “Google Services Framework”,
    5. “Force stop” and “Clear data”,
    6. Press [Back] key to exit,
    7. Go to “All Apps” > “Settings" > “About” > "System info" (this page should be blank & shouldn’t show date&time of when was last check for update,
    8. Click [Check now] – the update should immediately start to download.

    * If the update didn’t start to download, repeat (Force update) step ‘b’ to step ‘h’ few times (you may reboot Pulse-box between tries).

    Notes,
    * If the update was already download & installed, you find Pulse-box experiencing issues, you may perform all the above steps at any time including Factory-reset
    * (temporarily) unmount & remove any USB device from Pulse-box while performing all of the above steps (if any in use).
    * Perform a Factory-reset on Pulse-box after the update if the system is unstable.


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    note: * right-click on "link" to copy that link location



    For more ***Google TV Tips*** click on this link



    hope that helps...




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    link .
    Modem & Router
    link .
    Tip: For Wireless (WiFi ) or wired (Ethernet) Connection issues,
    Reboot Modem/Router,
    1. Unplug power cord from Modem/Router & Pulse-box.
    2. Re-Plug power cord to Modem, wait 5 min.
    3. Re-Plug power cord Router , wait 5 min.
    4. Re-Plug power cord to Pulse-box.

    link .
    Tip: For wired (Ethernet) – Connection issues,
    1. Turn Off "Ethernet switch" (if in use).
    2. Unplug the Ethernet cable from Pulse-box.
    3. Unplug power cord from Modem/ Router & Pulse-box.
    4. Re-Plug power cord to Modem, wait 5 min.
    5. Re-Plug power cord Router , wait 5 min.
    6. Re-Plug power cord to Pulse-box.
    7. Plug the Ethernet cable to Pulse-box.
    8. Turn On "Ethernet switch" (if in use).
    9. Plug power cord to Pulse-box.
    Notes: if all devices (Modem/Router/ "Ethernet switch"/Pulse-box) are plugged into the same ‘Power-Strip’ – turning On/Off The ‘Power-Strip’ may reboot all devices at the same time.

    link .
    More Tip – Connection issues,
    Change Router channel/frequency.
    Connect directly to a modem – bypass the Router See this link .
    Disable “MAC address “ filter (on the Router).
    Disable “wireless security” on the Router (temporarily) - choose unsecured wireless network on Pulse-box
    Disable Firewall on the Router (temporarily).
    Disable QoS (Quality of Service) - (if not in use).
    Disable any “Port Forwarding” in Router - (temporarily - if any in use).
    Configure the Router to “Primary Network”of wireless connections - Not “Guest Network” - Pulse-box may not support “Guest Network”.
    Disable “Guest Network” on the Router (temporarily).
    Reboot “Ethernet switch” (if in use).


    link .
    With Voice-Modem (digital phone device) - “error: connection failed... issues” - add an additional Router behind the Voice-Modem and set the Voice-Modem to “Bridge Mode”(check/uncheck “NAT”).

    link .
    Signal-Spikes with Cable Modems - to prevent it, Connect the Coax cable to the cable Modem through USP – (an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) supports Coax Protection (RG6) and Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) - is recommended).

    link .
    Check “Downstream Power Level” reading of Cable modem, the best ‘value’ of each ‘Bonding Channel’ should be between [-5 dBmV] ~ [+12 dBmV] - Contact the ISP to test & adjust the “Power Level” signals (specially after adding or removing Coax- splitters) – note: signal-adjustment can be done remotely over the phone. (To access cable modem See this link ).

    link .
    Perform a Factory-Reset on the Router and re-configure it or import ‘Configuration File’ – its recommended to Export (save) ‘Configuration File’ (password protected) on a Computer/removable media (before reset).

    link .
    Try changing DNS in Router - to Google DNS ( 8.8.8.8 ) or open DNS ( 208.67.222.222 ) – (this option is for advanced users).


    Notes,
    link .
    * If running “speed test” displays speed-drop frequently and requires Modem resetting, a Modem replacement is recommended - Some Modems (specially DSL modems) may need to be replaced every a couple of years – a two separate units of a Modem and a Router are recommended over One unit of a Modem with a build-in-Router (Gateway/Modem) – a Gateway/Modem can be set to “Bridge Mode” and a separate Router maybe connected behind it (check/uncheck “NAT”).

    link .
    * To access Cable modem user-interface > “Power Level” reading page, enter 192.168.100.1 in the browser’s address field and browse to ‘ Signal' page – remember to refresh the browser’s ‘Signal' page for a second reading.

    link .
    * Check for Latency (lag)/re-buffer connection issues from any computer connected to the network – open PC’s command prompt or Mac’s Terminal and type in " tracert cdn.netflix.com" or “ traceroute cdn.netflix.com ” (without the quotes) press [Enter/Return] – to interpret the results, copy & past in a post for someone to assist.

    link .
    * Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) – if unable to establish wireless connection with “WPA2” - set the “wireless security” to “WPA” instead of “WPA2” on the The Router side – “WPA/WPA2” password length between 8 and 63 printable alphabet letters (ASCII) characters (Uppercase & lowercase).

    link .
    * Disable “wireless security” on the Router side, by selecting > “NONE” (or "Disable") for “wireless security”.

    link .
    * Wireless-password ”(wireless encryption key) vs. “Router- system-password” - while setting wireless connection on Pulse-box side, the setting page after selecting the wireless network name (or typing-in “SSID”) will display and ask > “Enter the network password for …. (wireless network name)” – make sure to key-in the “wireless-password” – do not key-in the “Router-system-password” - the “wireless-password is the one that was created on the Router to protect the network access (WEP/WPA/WPA2) ( or it could be found printed at the bottom of the unit) – the “Router-system-password” controls who can change settings on the Router –(also, it could be found printed at the bottom of the unit) – (“SSID” any alpha-numeric up to 32 characters max)

    link .
    * If direct connection to modem failed, first check with your ISP as some ISPs:
    a- (for cable modem) ISP may require Pulse-box’s ‘MAC address’ on file if Pulse-box (or any other device) is to be connected directly to the modem.
    b- (for DSL Gateway) ISP may shut off all the ports (but one port) on the DSL modem/Gateway – if so, mark this port & try it.

    link .
    * If unable to access the Router’s “configurations page” (example: 192.168.1.1) - (temporarily) Disable Firewall & Software Internet Security on your Computer - Try different browser (& try latest version of ‘Microsoft Internet Explorer”) - Perform a Factory-Reset on the Router - change the Ethernet cable (connected between computer & Router).

    link .
    * Wireless Access Point/Router - If a "wireless Router" is to be connected behind an existing Router (on an existing network) > try and change its configuration settings to "Wireless-Access-Point" (if supported & change its IP address accordingly – see Access point documentations).

    link .
    *Some ISPs may shut off all the ports (but one port) on the DSL Gateway/modem – if so, mark this port and add a Router behind the Gateway and set the DSL Gateway to “bridge mode” or (and) add Ethernet Switch.

    link .
    * Wireless Access Point/Router - If a "wireless Router" is to be connected behind an existing Router (on an existing network) > try and change its configuration settings to "Wireless-Access-Point" (if supported & change its IP address accordingly – see Access point documentations).

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    link .
    #Modem Only
    Tip: Connect Pulse-box Directly to Modem via (Wired) Ethernet connection (bypass Router),
    1. Disconnect Power cord, coax cable and Ethernet cable from modem.
    2. Turn Off "Ethernet switch" (if in use).
    3. Temporarily, change Pulse-box Network Settings from wired to wireless.
    4. Disconnect Power cord, Ethernet cable and any USB devices from Pulse-box.
    5. Re- Connect coax cable and (fresh) Ethernet cable to modem.
    6. Re- Connect Ethernet cable to Pulse-box.
    7. Re- Connect Power cord to modem – wait 10 min
    8. Turn On "Ethernet switch" (if in use).
    9. Re- Connect Power cord to Pulse-box.
    10. Change Pulse-box Network Settings from wireless to wired (unplug/plug ethernet cable).
    11. You may reboot Pulse-box one more time.
    Note: Some ISP's may require Pulse-box’s ‘MAC address’ on file if Pulse-box to be connected directly to the modem!

    link .
    Tip: Connect Pulse-box Directly to Gateway/ Modem via Wireless connection (without an additional Router),
    1. Disconnect Power cord and coax cable from modem.
    2. Temporarily, change Pulse-box Network Settings from wireless to wired.
    3. Disconnect Power cord and any USB devices from Pulse-box (if any in use).
    4. Re- Connect coax cable to modem.
    5. Re- Connect Power cord to modem – wait 10 min
    6. Re- Connect Power cord to Pulse-box.
    7. Change Pulse-box Network Settings from wired to wireless (unplug/plug ethernet cable).
    8. You may reboot Pulse-box one more time.
    Notes,
    * If running “speed test” displays speed-drop frequently and requires Modem resetting, a Modem replacement is recommended - Some Modems (specially DSL modems) may need to be replaced every a couple of years – a two separate units of a Modem and a Router are recommended over One unit of a Modem with a build-in-Router (Gateway/Modem) – a Gateway/Modem can be set to “Bridge Mode” and a separate Router maybe connected behind it (check/uncheck “NAT”).


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    link .
    Troubleshooting
    link .
    Tip: To Reboot Pulse-box,
    • Press Ctrl + SHIFT + DEL
    • Unplug Power cord, (wait 30 sec.) re-plug it.
    • Unplug (disconnect) Power cord, HDMI cables & any USB device - Wait 15 min before re-connect.
    Note: Turning Off/On Pulse box by pressing [power] on the remote may also clear some issues.
    link .
    Tip: Device/app issues,
    • Clear data/Force stop from the App - Go to “All Apps” select App Press & Hold [OK] key > select ‘Application info’ > Force stop> Clear data.
    • Remove “Google account” > re-add it > Reboot Pulse-box - from “Settings" > “Account & sync” > “Manage accounts”.
    • Remove the last App was installed.
    • Perform a Factory-Reset.

    link .
    Tip: To Perform a Factory-Reset (Factory Data Reset),
    • Go to Settings – select Privacy & Safety – Select Factory data reset.
    Notes,
    * Factory-Reset will erase all data/settings and returns the device to its original factory settings.
    * Reset entire system to initial factory default settings, erasing all data.
    * All non-default installed apps will be lost.
    * Disconnect any USB device before performing a Factory-Reset.
    * DO NOT perform a Factory-Rest if Pulse's remote control is not working (ask for advice).

    link .
    Tip: After Factory-Reset if still an issue – Re-Perform a Factory-Reset, this time Create a new Google Account at sign-in.
    Note: disconnect any USB devices before performing a Factory-Reset.
    link .
    A/V & network issues,
    link .
    Tip: Resetting all A/V & network connected devices,
    • Perform the following steps in the same exact order,
    1. Turn “OFF” all connected devices (TV, AVR, BDP, DVD, STBs & Modem & Router) (if power switch is applicable).
    2. Unplug power cord from Pulse-box, TV, AVR, BDP, DVD, STBs, Modem & Router.
    3. Turn Off "Ethernet switch" (if in use).
    4. Disconnect any USB device from all devices.
    5. Unplug HDMI cables from all connected Devices (Pulse-box, TV, AVR, BDP, DVD & STBs).
    6. Wait 5 min.
    7. Re-Plug power cord to Modem - wait 5 min. (till fully restart)
    8. Re-Plug power cord to Router - wait 5 min. (till fully restart)
    9. Turn On "Ethernet switch" (if in use).
    10. Re-Plug power cord to Pulse-box - wait 5 min. (till fully restart)
    11. If the TV status-light still “On” wait until it goes “OFF”.
    12. Re-plug the HDMI cables to all devices (Pulse-box, TV, AVR, BDP/DVD & STBs).
    13. Re-Plug power cord to all devices (Pulse-box, TV, AVR, BDP/DVD & STBs).
    14. Turn “On” all connected devices.
    Notes,
    * Turn "OFF" Power-strip (if in use) instead of Unplugging Power cords (except for Modem & Router).
    * If TV is turned “On”, turn it “OFF” first before unplugging its power cord; some TV’s status-light (red power light) may go “OFF” immediately once its power cord is unplugged while the TV is still turned “On”.


    HDMI handshake
    link .
    Tip: HDMI handshake issues - HDCP issues,
    Black Screen - Green Screen -Purple Screen – Blue Screen – Pink Screen - Audio without Video - Video without Audio - "No signal" message.

    Try the following:
    • Change HDMI cables.
    • Swap HDMI cable ends.
    • Plug HDMI cable in a different input.
    • Cycle between HDMI inputs.
    • Replace HDMI cables with “High-speed HDMI cables” See this link .
    • Perform the follow:

    • If not, Perform the follow:
    1. Turn “OFF” All connected devices and unplug Power cords then HDMI cables.
    2. Remove all USB devices from all connected devices.
    3. Wait 10 min (if the TV status-light still “On” wait until it goes “OFF”).
    4. First re-plug the HDMI cables followed by the Power cords.
    5. First turn On TV, wait 30 sec,
    6. Turn “On” AVR (if in use) & wait 30 sec...
    7. Turn “On” GTV box.
    8. Turn “On” STB (if in use).



    • (temporarily) Change Pulse-box Video settings from "Auto" to 480p,
    From Home Screen > Settings > Picture & sound > Resolution > 480p (then reboot Pulse-box, TV & AVR).


    • If the TV supports only 720p/1080i max (not 1080p) – try to (temporarily) set Pulse-box Video Display settings to 480p.
    From Home Screen > Settings > Picture & sound > Resolution > 480p (then reboot Pulse-box, TV & AVR).


    • If an AV Receiver (AMP) is connected – see the following links:
    - To prevent Handshake (HDCP) interference … See this link .
    - For AV Receivers menu-settings-changes to take effect …. See this link .


    Notes,
    * Check TV & AV Receiver Owner’s Guide (manual) for HDMI-Cable-Specs requirement.
    * Replace HDMI cables with “High-speed HDMI cables” See this link .

    High-Speed HDMI Cables
    link .
    Tip: “High-Speed" (or category 2) HDMI cable vs. “Standard” (or category 1) HDMI cable & HDMI cable replacement,
    “High-Speed" (or category 2) HDMI cables can successfully handle 1080p signals (tested to perform at speeds up to 10.2Gbps, increased color depths / refresh rates & accommodate 2560x1600 resolution).
    “Standard” (or category 1) HDMI cables can handle 720p/1080i signal (tested to perform at speeds up to 2.25Gbps, which is the equivalent of a 720p/1080i signal).
    Notes,
    * “High-Speed” & “Standard” cables are based on HDMI cables “categories 2 &1” recent announcement by: HDMI Licensing, LLC - for more info search “HDMI Licensing, LLC”.
    * “High-Speed" (or category 2) HDMI cables are recommended – (with HDMI 1.4 specification).
    * Check TVs, AV Receivers, BDPs, STBs & DVPs Owner’s Guide (manual) for HDMI-Cable-Specs requirement (new devices & firmware more likely will require the use of High-speed HDMI cables.

    link .
    Tip: HDMI 1.4 specification, has five HDMI cable types to choose from:
    1. Standard HDMI Cable (supports up to 1080i or 720p video signal).
    2. Standard HDMI Cable with Ethernet (supports up to 1080i or 720p video signal & HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled).
    3. Standard Automotive HDMI Cable (supports up to 1080i or 720p video signal & tested to higher performance standards).
    4. High Speed HDMI Cable (supports up 1080p and beyond).
    5. High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet (supports up 1080p and beyond & HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled).


    link .
    Tip: “High Speed” (or "Category 2") HDMI Cable, (with HDMI 1.4 specification) supports the following:
    • HDCP compliant (HDCP is implemented).
    • Deep colour - support 36-bit mode (& 48-bit mode optional).
    • xvYCC color space (also x.v.Color).
    • 3D over HDMI.
    • High Definition Audio - Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio (bitstream capable).
    • ARC (Audio return channel).
    • Auto lip-sync.
    • Updated list of CEC commands.
    • 4K 2K (resolution support).
    • HEC (HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled) or HEAC (HDMI/Ethernet/Audio/Control) - (for High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet).
    Notes,
    * Standard HDMI cable may not support all of the above.
    * “High Speed” ("Category 2") certified cables are tested and should perform as expected.
    * Non-Certified “High Speed” may perform as expected w/o certification (so, test it well during the return-period).

    link .
    Tip: updated/previous HDMI-CEC commands - HDMI control signals - e.g., Pulse [BRAVIA Sync], Samsung [AnyNet+], Panasonic [VIERA Link], [RIHD], Yamaha [HDMI-CEC]:
    • System Information: checks all components for bus addresses and configuration.
    • System Audio Control: allows the volume of an AV receiver to be controlled using any remote control.
    • One Touch Play: allows devices to switch the TV to use it as the active source when playback starts.
    • System Standby: enables users to switch multiple devices to standby mode with the press of one button.
    • Deck Control: allows a component to interrogate and control the operation (play, pause, rewind etc.), of a playback component (Blu-ray or HD DVD player or a Camcorder, etc.).
    • Tuner Control: allows a component to control the tuner of another component.
    • Device Menu Control: allows a component to control the menu system of another component by passing through the user interface (UI) commands.
    • Routing Control: control the switching of signal sources.
    • Remote Control Pass Through: allows remote control commands to be passed through to other devices within the system.
    • One Touch Record: allows users to record whatever is currently being shown on the HDTV screen on a selected recording device.
    • Device OSD Name Transfer: transfer the preferred device names to the TV set.
    • OSD Display: use the OSD of the TV set to display text.
    • Preset Transfer: transfers the tuner channel setup to another TV-set.
    • Timer Programming: allows users to use the electronic program guides (EPGs) that are built into many HDTVs and set-top-boxes to program the timer in recording devices like PVRs and DVRs.
    Notes,
    * Refer to each device Owner’s Guide (manual) for supported HDMI-CEC commands.
    * Proper linked operations are not guaranteed to synchronize if the HDMI connected devices are not supported by the manufacturer.

    link .
    Tip: To prevent Handshake (HDCP) interference, when multiple devices are connected to an AV receiver,
    • Turn “OFF” power to unused devices - especially before switching HDMI-input (if “on/off” applicable) – program the IR commands in universal remote control (if in-use).
    • All devices connected to the AVR via HDMI must be HDCP-compliant.
    • Disable [Control for HDMI], [AnyNet+], [CEC], [RIHD], [others] & disable [TV OFF option] in TV, AV Receiver, BDP & STBs settings and in all HDMI connected devices - since proper linked operations are not guaranteed (unless all HDMI connected devices made & supported by the same manufacturer).
    • Set the AV receiver to standby then disconnect power cord before disconnecting or connecting cables (specially HDMI cables) to prevent equipment damage.
    Notes,
    * When [ON/STANDBY] button is pressed to select “Standby mode” the AVR does not fully disconnect from Power.
    * Keep A/V cables away from power cords and speaker cables (to prevent interference).


    link .
    Tip: To prevent Handshake (HDCP) interference, when multiple devices are connected to a TV set,
    • Turn “OFF” power to unused devices - especially before switching HDMI-input (if “on/off” applicable) – program the IR commands in universal remote control (if in-use).
    • All devices connected to the TV via HDMI must be HDCP-compliant.
    • Disable [Control for HDMI], [AnyNet+], [CEC], [RIHD], [others] & disable [TV OFF option] in TV, AV Receiver, BDP & STBs settings and in all HDMI connected devices - since proper linked operations are not guaranteed (unless all HDMI connected devices made & supported by the same manufacturer).
    • Turn “OFF” the TV then disconnect power cord before disconnecting or connecting cables (specially HDMI cables) to prevent equipment damage.
    Notes,
    * When [ON/OFF] button is pressed to select “OFF mode” the TV does not fully disconnect from Power.
    * Keep A/V cables away from power cords and speaker cables (to prevent interference).

    link .
    Tip: DVI connection issues - HDCP issues,
    • If Pulse-box is connected to TV via DVI and the TV displays’ Black, Green or Purple Screen it could be an indication that the TV’s DVI-input is Not HDCP compliant.
    Notes,
    * Try an HDMI-DVI-Adapter with HDCP (or an HDMI-Component -Converter with HDCP, if the TV has Component-input),
    ...(btw, these Adapters/Converters are not guaranteed to solve the issue).

    *Generally, HDMI to DVI connections will only carry Video signals and not audio (unless the Adapter/Converter offers audio-out-port),
    ...For Audio connect via Pulse-box’s Optical-out-port.

    link .
    Tip: HDMI Handshake interruption & Universal Remote Control,
    • If a Universal Remote Control is in-use and it supports advance option such as (a) "Input Delay", (b) "Inter-Device Delay", (c) “Inter-key delay”, (d) “Power On Delay” and (e) “duration”,
    • Try & change the values of "Input Delay", "Inter-Device Delay", “Inter-key delay”, “Power On Delay” and “duration” options - all within the remote's “Activity” in-order to allow time for HDMI-inputs to syncs various components, allow a delay to prevent multiple devices from simultaneous responding, transmit & receive IR commands accordingly and help avoid HDMI-Handshake-interruption,

    Options,
    • Lower the value of "Input Delay" - will delay switching between HDMI-inputs before transmitting the next command. (set it between 1000ms to 9000ms).
    • Increase the value of "Inter-Device Delay" – will add more delay to allow a device time to ignore all the different transmitted signals before responding to its own signed-command-signals. (set it between 200ms to 1000ms).
    • Increase the value of “Inter-key delay” - will allow time for a device to complete processing the IR command signal before responding to the next signal. (set it between 0ms to 500ms).
    • Increase the value of “Power On Delay” – will allow enough time for the device (specially TV/AVR) to fully power up and accept the next commands. (set it between 100ms to 500ms).
    • Increase the value of “duration” - will repeatedly transmit (the same signal) for a longer period of time.
    Notes,
    * To prevent Handshake (HDCP) interference when multiple devices are connected to the AV receiver, program the remote to turn “OFF” power to unused devices, especially before switching HDMI-input (if “on/off” command applicable).
    * Universal Remote Control (URC) Vs Device Original Remote Control (DORC) & “Delay/ duration” options,
    When a URC is in use all “Delay/ duration” options may need some adjustment - Not all devices have the same (or a standard) response time – All IR connected devices (turned on/on-standby) will receive all the transmitted IR signals from the remote, but they will only processes its own signed-command-signals & ignore all other signals, however that requires processing time & should be taking into account, also each device requires some amount of time to complete in-progress-request before responding to the next signal & that also requires a delay - This is not the case when the device's own Original Remotes Control is in-use, the device in this case will not instantly react to a new requested commands before it completes/syncs the in-progresses-request - the DORC is a factory preset (one-to-one-in-sync with its device).
    * In short all the URC “Delay & duration” options may requires some adjustment when used with HTS (w/AVR & HDMI connections).
    * a [100ms] increments per a try is recommended when trying to lower/increase the value in of any of the options.

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    link .
    STB troubleshooting
    link .
    Tip: STB Cable/Satellite box connected to a GTV box - HDMI handshake - HDCP issues -Black Screen - Green Screen -Purple Screen –Blue Screen - Audio without Video,
    • Change HDMI cable – Swap cable ends – Plug cable in a different input – cycle between HDMI inputs - Replace HDMI cable See this link .
      All devices connected to the TV via HDMI must be HDCP-compliant.
    • (temporarily) Disable [Control for HDMI], [AnyNet+], [CEC], [RIHD]& [others].
    link .
    • For Motorola DCX-#### STB - change Video resolution to NATIVE from system setting (user menu),
    From the STB remote Control (Cable/satellite supplied remote) turn ON the STB then press [Power/Off] Power button then press [menu] button (in quick succession) – a white system menu will display on the TV- set
    HDMI/YPbPr OUTPUT: NATIVE (for better PQ)
    Then Scroll down to: “Additional HDMI Settings” > Press [Ok] > Scroll down to & set
    HDMI/DVI MODE: HDMI
    To exit menu & save the changes - press [Power/Off] – then press again to [Power/On] turn On STB.
    Notes,
    * Take extra caution when system menu is open, write down all settings before making any changes & avoid making a change to any other settings you’re not sure of (Refer to the device owner’s Guide for instruction).
    * When STB Video resolution is set to “NATIVE”(for better PQ) the box will auto change resolution to match incoming broadcast signal (ex. 720p/1080i/…), however every time the box switches resolution there will be a display delay when the screen goes blank for a few seconds (that is normal).
    * Set GTV-box (from Settings menu) to 480p - for TV Display mode support (Refer to the TV owner’s Guide for instruction).
    * For more - see all above troubleshooting HDMI handshake & HDCP interference & issues.
    * To bit-stream Dolby Digital (DD/DD 5.1) – See this link.
    link .
    Tip: STB Cable/Satellite box connected to a GTV box thru an AV Receiver - HDMI handshake - HDCP issues -Black Screen - Green Screen -Purple Screen –Blue Screen – Flashing Screen - Audio without Video,
    • Turn “OFF” power to unused devices - especially before switching HDMI-input (if “on/off” applicable) – program the IR commands in universal remote control (if in-use).
    • All devices connected to the TV via HDMI must be HDCP-compliant.
    • Disable [Control for HDMI], [AnyNet+], [CEC], [RIHD], [others] & disable [TV OFF option] in TV, AV Receiver, BDP & STBs settings and in all HDMI connected devices - since proper linked operations are not guaranteed (unless all HDMI connected devices made & supported by the same manufacturer).
    • Turn “OFF” the TV then disconnect power cord before disconnecting or connecting cables (specially HDMI cables) to prevent equipment damage.
    • Turn “OFF” power to any unused connected devices - especially before switching HDMI-input -See this link .
    • Try (temporarily) to set STB & GTV devices to 480p.
    • Turn Off video processing in AV Receiver settings.

    link .
    • For Motorola DCX-#### STB - change Video resolution to NATIVE from system setting (user menu),
    From the STB remote Control (Cable/satellite supplied remote) turn ON the STB then press [Power/Off] Power button then press [menu] button (in quick succession) – a white system menu will display on the TV- set
    HDMI/YPbPr OUTPUT: NATIVE (for better PQ)
    Then Scroll down to: “Additional HDMI Settings” > Press [Ok] > Scroll down to & set
    HDMI/DVI MODE: HDMI
    To exit menu & save the changes - press [Power/Off] – then press again to [Power/On] turn On STB.
    Notes,
    * Take extra caution when system menu is open, write down all settings before making any changes & avoid making a change to any other settings you’re not sure of (Refer to the device owner’s Guide for instruction).
    * When STB Video resolution is set to “NATIVE”(for better PQ) the box will auto change resolution to match incoming broadcast signal (ex. 720p/1080i/…), however every time the box switches resolution there will be a display delay when the screen goes blank for a few seconds (that is normal).
    * Set GTV-box (from Settings menu) to 480p - for TV Display mode support (Refer to the TV owner’s Guide for instruction).
    * Turn “OFF” power to unused connected devices - See this link .
    * For more - see all above troubleshooting HDMI handshake & HDCP interference & issues.
    * To bit-stream Dolby Digital (DD/DD 5.1) – See this link.


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    link .
    TV troubleshooting
    link .
    Tip: Perform a Factory-Reset to the Television-set (Return TV to the Initial Setup) – note: All Picture, Audio and previously scanned channels will be removed.
    1. First turn “OFF” All Connected Devices (TV-STBs-Bluray-AVR) - Unplug Power cords before unplugging HDMI cables from All Connected Devices – Wait 10 min - if the TV status light (red power light) still “On” wait until it goes “OFF.
    2. Re-Plug Power cords to TV and Turn it “ON”- Perform a Factory-Reset on TV-set.
    3. Do Initial Setup to TV – skip channels scanning (for now).
    4. Turn “OFF” TV - Unplug its Power cords - Wait 10 min - if the TV red power light still “On” wait until it goes “OFF.
    5. Re-Plug HDMI cable to TV and Pulse-box.
    6. Re-Plug Power cords to TV and Pulse-box & try it
    Notes: To connect other devices -turn “OFF” all connected devices, unplug Power cords or turn OFF Power- strip (if in use) – wait 10 min - if the TV status light (red power light) still “On” wait until it goes “OFF”, before plugging or un-plugging HDMI cables.

    link .
    Tip: To prevent Handshake (HDCP) interference, when multiple devices are connected to a TV,
    • Turn “OFF” power to unused devices - especially before switching HDMI-input (if “on/off” applicable) – program the IR commands in universal remote control (if in-use).
    • All devices connected to the TV via HDMI must be HDCP-compliant.
    • Disable [Control for HDMI], [AnyNet+], [CEC], [RIHD], [others] & disable [TV OFF option] in TV, AV Receiver, BDP & STBs settings and in all HDMI connected devices - since proper linked operations are not guaranteed (unless all HDMI connected devices made & supported by the same manufacturer).
    • Turn “OFF” the TV then disconnect power cord before disconnecting or connecting cables (specially HDMI cables) to prevent equipment damage.
    Notes,
    * When [ON/OFF] button is pressed to select “OFF mode” the TV does not fully disconnect from Power.
    * Keep A/V cables away from power cords and speaker cables (to prevent interference).

    link .
    Generic TV Tip,
    • Disable [Control for HDMI], [AnyNet+] [CEC] & Disable [TV OFF - option].
    • Turn OFF > SRS TruSurround HD (if needed).
    • Turn OFF > Consistent Volume Level - option (if needed).

    link .
    TV audio Lip-sync/audio delay,
    • Connected audio --> Pulse-box> HDMI > TV > Optical or Coaxial > AVR (or external speakers)
    • Adjust ‘audio delay’ in TV from ‘Audio – Lip-sync – 'user-menu' settings > for Audio out/External Speakers.
    Generic tip,
    If there is no ‘Lip-sync/audio delay’ option in the 'user-menu' settings,
    Contact the TV ‘Tech-support’ or a qualified TV-tech & ask how to access the TV’s ‘service menu’ (a series of key pressed on TV-remote) - also ask which ‘Audio’ page lists ‘time delay’ for external output – (for 100ms dialing).
    Notes: a qualified tech is aware that opening the ‘service-menu’ is almost like performing a TV-Factory-reset (most of pervious user menu settings like picture &.. will be lost and requires resetting after exiting the ‘service-menu’ ) - he's also aware not to change any other settings while ‘service menu’ is open & taking notes of all settings (just in case).

    link .
    Tip: TV ‘time delay’ for internal output - Lip-sync/audio delay,
    • Adjust ‘audio delay’ in TV from ‘Audio – Lip-sync – 'user-menu' settings > for Audio out/External Speakers.
    Generic tip,
    If there is no ‘Lip-sync/audio delay’ option in the 'user-menu' settings, contact the TV ‘Tech-support’ or a qualified TV-tech & ask how to access the TV’s ‘service menu’ (a series of key pressed on TV-remote) -also ask which ‘Audio’page lists ‘time delay’ for internal output –(dial 100ms).
    Notes: a qualified tech is aware that opening the ‘service-menu’ is almost like performing a TV-Factory-reset (most of pervious user menu settings like picture &.. will be lost and requires resetting after exiting the ‘service-menu’ ) - he's also aware not to change any other settings while ‘service menu’ is open & taking notes of all settings before making any changes (just in case).
    link .
    Tip: TV European models - video issues with “HDMI/DVI” input - HDCP issues.
    • Try Connecting via HDMI-SCART-Adapter with HDCP support (btw, these type of Adapters are not guaranteed to solve the issue)
    Notes,
    * when TV is connected to Pulse-box via HDMI cable to “HDMI/DVI” input and no video and/or “not supported mode” is displayed .
    * the TV may recognize Pulse-box as a “PC” device –or the TV“HDMI/DVI” input is not HDCP compliant.
    * in most cases the TV’s “HDMI/DVI” input doesn’t support “PC” device.
    * the TV may support one or two “SCART” inputs.
    * for an attempt (if its possible or some TV models) to connect Pulse-box to the TV via HDMI-SCART-Adapter, make sure Pulse-box video display setting is set initially to “480p” ("Auto" can be set later after reboot).



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    link .
    Info Guide
    Tip: The list of info (below) makes it easier for people here on these boards to assist,


    link .
    List the location […] where “GTV device” is geographically located (USA, Canada, UK, Australia or other country).


    link .
    List all of the A/V connected devices,
    Specify A/V connection type [HDMI], [Component], [Composite], [Optical/audio], [Coaxial/audio] or [Coaxial/AV]
    & specify Network connection type [Wired] or [Wireless],
    1. Pulse-box - video connection type [ ] - audio connection type [ ] - Network connection type [ ].
    2. TV - make [ ] - model [ ] - video connection type [ ] - audio connection type [ ].
    3. AV Receiver - make [ ] - model [ ] - video connection type [ ] - audio connection type [ ].
    4. Cable/Satellite Receiver - make [ ] model [ ] - video connection type [ ] - audio connection type [ ].
    5. Blue-ray /DVD Player - make [ ] model [ ] - video connection type [ ] - audio connection type [ ].
    6. STB (Other) - make [ ] model [ ] - video connection type [ ] - audio connection type [ ].
    link .
    List Network devices and Services,
    1. Modem - make [ ] - model [ ].
    2. Router make [ ] - model [ ].
    3. "Ethernet switch" make [ ] - model [ ].
    4. Internet Service Provider (ISP) - name [ ].
    5. Internet Speed [ ].
    6. Digital Phone Device/Service - make [ ] - model [ ].
    7. External/built-in Voice-Modem - make [ ] - model [ ].
    If Pulse-box is connected on a [Wireless] network connection, check the status of "wireless signal strength"[ ],
    - From Pulse-box’s Home screen > All Apps > Settings > Network.

    link .
    List Video Resolution Settings & Display type for the following A/V connected devices,
    & specify the following [1080p], [1080i], [720p], [480p] or [480i].
    1. Pulse-box Resolution Settings [ ] - From Pulse-box’s Home screen > Settings > Resolution.
    2. TV - maximum Resolution supported [ ].
    3. AV Receiver - specify what Video Resolution Settings is set to [ ], for example; [THROUGH], [DIRECT], [1080p] or [720p]
    link .
    List the Remote Control ortheKeyboard in-use (the remote/keyboard in-use when the issue occurred).
    1. Pulse-box Bluetooth remote/Keyboard.
    2. Universal Remote control (IR) - list make [ ] - model [ ].
    3. Universal Remote control (Bluetooth) - list make [ ] - model [ ].
    4. Other Device - - list make [ ] - model [ ].
    link .
    List the App video quality settings, “Error messages”
    & the streaming content titles name & A/V definition [HD], [SD] & [5.1] [Stereo],
    a. NetflixApp:
    1. Titles name [ ] - video definition [ ] - audio definition [ ].
    2. Check the status of “Netflix video quality “settings [ ] if is set to (“Best”, ”Better” or ”Good”) - (See this link ).
    3. List & describe in-detail all “Error messages” [ ].
    b. Other App - titles name [ ] - video definition [ ] - audio definition [ ].
    link .
    List the Number External Speakers connected to following A/V connected devices,
    1. AV Receiver - specify the number external speakers connected [ ] (2.1/5.1/6.1/7.1).
    2. & specify audio connection type [ ] (HDMI, Optical/Coaxial or RCA ).
    3. Pulse-box - (If any external speakers connected directly to Pulse-box’s Optical port) list make [ ] - model [ ].
    4. TV - (If any external speakers connected directly to the TV) list make [ ] - model [ ]
    5. & specify audio connection type [ ] (Optical/Coaxial or RCA).
    link .
    List the Firmware version of the connected devices,
    1. Pulse-box Firmware version number [ ] - From Pulse-box’s Home screen > Settings > About.
    2. (if possible) TV Firmware version number [ ].
    3. (if possible) AV Receiver Firmware version number [ ].
    link .
    • HDMI Hubs & HDMI cables
    1. List makes [ ] & Specs [ ] of all HDMI cables in use with unit (example : "Standard" HDMI cable, "High-speed" HDMI cable, "Category 2" HDMI cable or "Category 1" HDMI cable).
    2. List makes [ ] & Specs [ ] of all HDMI cables in use (with connections to TV, AVR, DVD, BDP, STB, DVP and/or HDMI switcher).
    3. List the length [ ] of each HDMI cable in use.
    4. List make [ ] & model [ ] of the HDMI Switcher/ Repeater/ Hub (if applicable).
    5. For the latest HDMI 1.4 specifications see --> this link -- this link -- this link -- this link .
    link .
    • Pulse-box’s screensaver is set to [ ] (On/Off) – Screensaver type [ ] (Default / others).

    link .
    • Describe the issue you’re having in-detail.

    Notes,
    * you may copy & past all of the above points (or points that maybe relevant to your setup) to your post & fill-in the [blanks].
    * To the “OP” - if the posted issue is resolved, you may mark the OP as [resolved] – to help others.



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    link .
    Internal linking
    Tip: how to do internal linking? (within a post or a thread)

    Example:
    PHP Code:
    [aname=anameClick here to go to location [/aname]
    [
    jumpto=anameThis is the target location [/jumpto
    Thanks to JohnDroid Administrator for making internal linking in this forum possible, by adding the custom BBCodes & his quick response to the request. (Done within few minuets!!! on 1-17-12).

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    notes,
    * right-click on "link" to copy that link location
    * Please consider these Tips obsolete if its not updated within a reasonable time frame.



    For more ***Google TV Tips*** click on this link



    hope that helps...



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    Some corrections...
    The Pulse is a 3rd generation device. Just waiting for the software.
    the IR device that comes with the Pulse is an emitter, not a blaster. An emitter is made to be affixed to the device it will control and is meant to control one device only. A blaster can be placed in front of multiple devices and send commands to all of them. The difference is the power output of the IR signal, emitters = close range, low power. Blasters = long range, high power. A blaster is the equivalent of a remote control, can be used from across the room.
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    Hi all,


    i bought one of these for my brother in the UK. The problem is I cannot change the location in the settings as it is greyed out. It is locked to N. America. This means I cannot download uk specific apps.


    Please help if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnourse View Post
    Hi all,


    i bought one of these for my brother in the UK. The problem is I cannot change the location in the settings as it is greyed out. It is locked to N. America. This means I cannot download uk specific apps.


    Please help if you can.
    There is no way to change the greyed out country setting on your Pulse. You can try using a VPN or a service such as Unblock-US for accessing content on Geo-Restricted web sites. Also for apps you can try alternative app stores other than Google Play Store.

    VPN options for Vizio Co-Star

    Unblock-Us | Setting up Google TV


    Top 10 Android Market Alternative App Stores
    Last edited by CatfishRivers; 07-20-2013 at 07:55 PM.
    My web-mix (bookmarks) for GTV content. (In order to view all available content set GTV user agent to "generic"):

    http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/googletvcontent

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    Hi

    The Hisense Pulse is not a device I would want to use in the USA. It is definitely not a device I would advise folks to buy outside of the USA. Return that device immediately. Try the GS7 or GS8 if you want a true GTV experience. The support for that device is almost nonexistent. I wanted to like that device, but it was unstable and didn't work well w/my existing setup.

    Carl

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