Monday, September 24, 2007

The HP Dragon: Setting up its Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner

YouTube Link

I promised you guys and gals that I will post another video of the HP Dragon over the weekend so I'm sorry this is out one day late. Here's the video of me setting up the Dragon's integrated digital and analog TV tuner that enables me to watch, record and pause live TV anytime on the Dragon.

Setting up was a breeze. I plugged my Starhub cable from its set-top box into the Dragon. Then I used the dockable Media Center Remote to activate QuickPlay and then click on the relevant buttons to start the set-up. It took the Dragon more than 15 minutes to complete the scan of the available TV channels. Once completed, it listed down all the channels and all I had to do next was to choose the right channel to watch my cable TV.

With the Dragon, I can also record Live TV. I tried that out too as you can see from the video above. Again, using the Media Center Remote, I just had to press the record button. The screen went blank for a few seconds before the recording began. It also went blank when I stopped recording and seconds later the Dragon reverted to the Live TV. This could be a little annoying for some but overall using the Dragon to watch and record Live TV was relatively easy and fun. I love it!

HP Dragon Video
HP Dragon Specifications
Enter the Dragon: First pics of the new HP Notebook PC


Anonymous said...

IZ: good job, mate!!

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Anonymous said...

Pity your video isn't that clear. Can you pause Live TV with the Dragon?

Anonymous said...

The recording feature is neat!

I.Z. Reloaded said...

GeekGod: Sorry about the quality of the videos. The original clips were really of good quality but I guess the quality deteriorate after the file conversion.

As for pausing Live TV, I forgot to try that out. The Dragon manual says that you can pause Live TV.

Anonymous said...

after watching your two videos, i think i'm gona love the dragon too but i think it's gona be a little too pricey for me.

Anonymous said...

I like the big screen.