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Copyright/Trademark Information
© 2002 SONICblue, Inc. All Rights Reserved. SONICblue, Inc. does not assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in this document or make any commitment to update the information contained herein. Rio is a registered trademark in the United States and/or other countries and is used under license. Microsoft Windows and the Windows Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Real Jukebox is a trademark or registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies or organizations. Parts of the software provided with the Rio Receiver are covered by the GNU General at www.gnu.org. Under the terms of the license we are required to provide the source code for these components. Source code is provided on CD-ROM in addition to the standard locations. Second Edition, September, 2002 P/N: 41000751-001

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Safety Information
Warning Risk of electric shock — Do not open. To avoid potential electric shock, do not open, disassemble or modify your product. No user-serviceable parts are inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. No Data transmission cables should be connected or disconnected during a thunderstorm. To reduce the chance of shock or injury, do not use or operate your product in or near water or wet locations. Do not spill liquid on your product. Do not use in places exposed to strong magnetic or electrostatic fields (close to TV or speakers). Do not use in places where the humidity is excessively low or high. Use this device only in environments where temperatures don’t exceed 95 degrees Farenheit. Always ensure proper ventilation is possible during use. Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG (standard phone cord) or larger telecommunication line cord. Listening to music at full power over extended periods of time can damage your hearing. If you experience ringing in your ears, discontinue use! Product care Exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures may cause damage to your product or cause your product to malfunction. Do not expose your product to direct sunlight continuously or leave it in a vehicle with the doors and windows closed. The case may become deformed, discolored or malfunction. Do not use your product near open flame. If moving from a cold environment to a warm environment, let the product’s temperature stabilize before operation. Keep dirt, sand, dust and moisture from entering your product. Do not use in areas of excessive dust. Do not drop or subject your product to shock. If radio or TV interference occurs near such devices move your product away from them. Do not clean your product with solvents, chemicals or abrasive cleaners. If necessary, use a soft cloth to clean your product. International standards This product was designed to meet the requirements applicable to the following Directives: Low Voltage Directive (72/23/EEC) as modified by amending Directive (93/68/EEC) thereby covering the standards of:

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IEC 950 / EN60950 2nd Edition, 1991+Amd.1, 1992+Amd.2, 1993+Amd.3, 1995+Amd.4, 1996. Safety Requirements of Information Technology Equipment IEC 60065 6th Edition, 1998-07 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic apparatus Safety requirements EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) as modified by amending Directive (93/ 68/EEC) EN55022: 1998, Information technology equipment-Radio disturbance characteristics-Limits and methods of measurement EN55024: 1998, Information technology equipment-Immunity characteristics-Limits and methods of measurement EN50082-1: 1998, Electromagnetic compatibility-Generic Immunity Standard Part1 EN50332-1 2000, Maximum Sound Pressure level measurement methodology and limit considerations

Attention Windows Millennium Users
Windows Millennium Edition (Me) contains a Media Sense feature. Media Sense detects whether or not your network media is linked to a network or another network device. If Windows Me does not detect a link, it disables the card. Unfortunately, this new feature interferes with the proper function of the Audio Receiver Manager software. Disabling Media Sense will in no way adversely affect the performance of your system or network.

To disable Media Sense: 1. Click Start, highlight Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network. 2. Double-click the copy of TCP/IP that is bound to the network adapter you want to configure. 3. Click the IP Address tab. 4. Click the Detect connection to network media check box to clear it. 5. Click OK twice and restart your computer.

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Secure Windows Media Audio (WMA)
The Rio Receiver does not currently support the playback of Secure Windows Media Audio (WMA) files. The Audio Receiver Manager software will ignore any secure WMA files it encounters in playlists, database files, or on your hard drive.

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Contents
Digital Audio Player User Guide Attention Windows Millennium Users Chapter 1: Introduction
Package Contents System Requirements To disable Media Sense: Secure Windows Media Audio (WMA)

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Chapter 2: Getting Started Connecting to Your Home PNA or Ethernet Network Connecting to Your Speakers or Home Stereo System Installing the Audio Receiver Manager Software Register Your Rio Receiver Chapter 3: Using the Rio Receiver The Display Menus and Buttons
Power Using the Repeat and Random buttons Using the Volume Select in Normal and Menu Modes Choose Music in Menu Mode The Navigation Button

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Chapter 4: The Rio Remote Control Select Music with the Rio Remote
Playlists Individual Songs

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Search for Music with Alphanumeric Buttons Create and Recall Shortcuts with the List Button Appendix A: Technical Specifications Appendix B: Certifications Appendix D: Troubleshooting & FAQ Appendix C: Warranty Appendix E: Customer Care
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Industry Canada (IC)

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98SE. and enjoy them with your Rio Receiver. Package Contents • • • • • • • • Rio Digital Audio Receiver with power cord Remote Control Standard phone cord Ethernet cable 6 ft. RCA cable Rio Receiver User Guide Getting Started Poster Rio Receiver Installation CD • Audio Receiver Manager software • Online manual • Adobe Acrobat System Requirements Intel ® Pentium ® 200 MHz MMX or higher CPU 32MB RAM 16MB free hard drive space CD-ROM drive HPNA or Ethernet networking adapter for PC Windows 98. XP .Rio Receiver User Guide | 7 Chapter 1: Introduction Congratulations on purchasing the Rio Digital Audio Receiver. Download music from the Internet onto your PC. 2000. It works with your stereo and uses your home’s existing phone lines to transfer MP3 or WMA music files and playlists anywhere in your house. create Playlists of your favorite CDs. Millennium. the simple solution to turning your personal computer into your personal digital audio jukebox. The Rio Receiver streams music from your PC to any room in your house by simply plugging into an available phone jack or Ethernet jack.

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. RCA cable (Optional: If you choose to plug the Rio Receiver into your home stereo system. we recommend a 10MB HPNA adapter. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer’s documentation regarding installing and configuring your HPNA or Ethernet network adapter. Home PNA Network Hint: If different phone jacks in your home use different phone numbers.Rio Receiver User Guide | 9 Chapter 2: Getting Started You will need the following items in order to install your new Rio Digital Audio Receiver: • The Rio Digital Audio Receiver • An existing Home PNA or Ethernet network adapter • A Phone cord or Ethernet cable • Speakers (Optional: If you choose to use the unit as a stand alone product. plug both the Rio Receiver and the computer’s HPNA adapter into jacks using the same phone number. Connecting to Your Home PNA or Ethernet Network Ethernet Port Home PNA Port 1.) • The Rio Receiver Installation CD NOTE: You must have an HPNA or Ethernet network adapter installed before installing the Rio Receiver. If you do not have an existing network adapter.) • 6 ft. Check this by plugging phones into both jacks to see if you can communicate over the single line.

OR 2.10 | Rio Receiver User Guide In the room where you are going to station the Rio Receiver (i. or kitchen) plug one end of the included phone cord into the nearest phone jack and the other end into the back of the Rio Receiver in the port marked “Wall”. answering machine. . bedroom. Hint: For more in depth information on networking and adding your Rio Receiver to a network. The Rio Receiver will not interfere with the other devices using the phone lines. or satellite dish into the port marked “Phone” to continue using that phone jack with your other devices. plug one end of an Ethernet crossover cable (not included) into the Ethernet Port and the other end into the PC’s Ethernet Adapter. plug one end of the included Ethernet cable into the Ethernet Port and the other end into the Ethernet Hub. NOTE: You can plug your phone. refer to the online Rio Receiver User’s Guide located on the Rio Receiver Installation CD.e. your living room. This allows your Rio Receiver and your computer to communicate via your home phone lines. • If connecting the Rio Receiver directly to a PC. Ethernet Network • If connecting the Rio Receiver to an Ethernet Hub. fax.

. Only when connected via the Spring Clips will the Rio Receiver and its remote control adjust speaker volume. The Rio Receiver and its remote will now control the volume levels of the speakers as the Spring Clips are powered outputs. NOTE: You can also plug powered speakers into the Line Out Jack located on the back of the Rio Receiver. you will need to connect bookend or powered speakers to it to hear your music. b Connect the speaker wires from your right speaker to the red and black Spring Clips marked Right on the Rio Receiver. This is because the Line OUT Jack and the RCA Jacks are not powered and only effect audio quality. If you are going to use your Rio Receiver as a stand alone unit. OR White RCA Jack Red RCA Jack Hint: When the Rio Receiver is connected to speakers via the Line OUT Jack or the RCA Jacks to a home stereo system.Rio Receiver User Guide | 11 Connecting to Your Speakers or Home Stereo System Right Spring Clips Left Spring Clips 1. a Connect the speaker wires from your left speaker to the red and black Spring Clips marked Left on the back of the Rio Receiver. neither the Rio Receiver nor its remote will control the volume outputs of the speakers.

If connecting the Rio Receiver to your home stereo system. the HPNA or Ethernet network adapter must be installed and working correctly so that the Audio Receiver Manager software can properly configure the Rio Receiver’s network connection. a Plug the red RCA connector to the red jack and the white RCA connector to the white jack on your stereo receiver. b Plug the other end’s red RCA connector to the red jack and the white RCA connector to the white jack on the Rio Receiver.12 | Rio Receiver User Guide 2. Plug the Rio Receiver power cord into the back of the Rio Receiver and into the nearest power supply. use the included RCA cable. Power Port Do not push the Power button on the Rio Receiver or on the remote control until after you have installed the Audio Receiver Manager software. which has a red and a white RCA connector at each end. See the . Installing the Audio Receiver Manager Software NOTE: Before installing the Audio Receiver Manager software.

but you can change the destination folder by clicking the Browse button and pointing the installation program to your preferred destination. The Installation Wizard screen will appear. C:\My Music) will make searching for music and maintaining the database easier. The Audio Receiver Manager will place a red musical note icon in the PC’s system tray in the right bottom corner of the desktop and then prompt you with the following message. 2. folders. The Select Music Locations screen will come on with a list of the hard drives located on your computer. Click Yes. Click OK and let the Audio Receiver Manager search all of the hard drives.e. HPNA or Ethernet hardware manufacturer’s documentation for instructions on how to install and configure your adapter. we recommend leaving it at the default folder (c:\Program Files\Audio Receiver). Type in X:\Setup. and files on your computer for your digital music files or Hint: Creating a single main folder for all of your music (i. You will be prompted to read through the Audio Receiver Manager software license agreement.exe where X is the letter of your CD-ROM drive and click OK. When the Rio Receiver splash screen appears. Click Next. click the Start button in the bottom left corner of the desktop and then Run. Click Next and then click Finish. 2. Click OK. . When you are prompted to select the destination folder for the program. Hint: If the splash screen does not automatically run. 2. click the Rio Receiver Software button. 2. 2. Insert the Rio Receiver Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.Rio Receiver User Guide | 13 1. 2.

Remove. and Remove All to adjust where the Audio Receiver Manager searches for your music and click OK to start the search. the Audio Receiver Manager displays the following message with the number of tracks and playlists that it located if any exist: 2.14 | Rio Receiver User Guide select the specific hard drives and/or folders that you want the Audio Receiver Manager to search. look in “Appendix D: Troubleshooting & FAQ” on page 37. Click OK to close the program. A red musical note will appear in the System Tray if no connection is made. Use Add. The Rio . NOTE: If you are not prompted by Audio Receiver Manager to search for and import music files. Push the Power button on the front of the Rio Receiver or on the remote control. 2. When it finishes searching for music.

in the computer’s System Tray at the bottom of the screen when the Rio Receiver is turned on and the network connection has been made between your server computer and the Rio Receiver. the Rio Receiver will display a blank song title screen.com. The Audio Receiver Manager software will display a blue musical note. Registering your Rio Receiver ensures that you will be notified of future . It is now ready to bring your music to you. 2. check the Troubleshooting and FAQ sections of the manual for tips to correct this. If the Rio Receiver does not find your PC.Rio Receiver User Guide | 15 Receiver’s liquid crystal display (LCD) will display: The Rio Receiver locates the server PC and the database of music files stored there. Register Your Rio Receiver To register your Rio Receiver. click Rio Receiver Registration on your installation CD or go to www.sonicblue. When it has finished querying your PC.

Lower rates of compression result in lower audio quality. NOTE: For optimal listening enjoyment. you should always encode your digital audio files at 160 Kb compression or better. .16 | Rio Receiver User Guide enhancements to your Rio Receiver and gives you the option of being notified of new products that will enhance your digital music experience.

• Random Indicator — Shows if the Receiver is set to shuffle the songs in play. . and Song information for the music file you are playing. and the total time of the song are encoded in the digital music file in the ID3 Tag and read by the Rio Receiver. • Repeat Indicator — Shows if a song is set to repeat. bit rate of encoding. It displays the status of the unit. Album title. The LCD will assist you in selecting new music to listen to. as well as the Playlist. • Bit Rate Indicator — The amount of compression used to encode the song. the Rio Receiver’s Liquid Crystal Display or LCD is backlit for easier viewing. Artist name.Rio Receiver User Guide | 17 Chapter 3: Using the Rio Receiver The Display When powered on. • Track Time — Time remaining/time elapsed in the song. the LCD shows: • Track Information — The Song title. if all songs are set to repeat or if no songs are set to repeat. Artist. In playback mode.

Pressing and holding down the Power button will cause it to do a hard reset (cold boot). 3. Three times turns off the feature. .18 | Rio Receiver User Guide Menus and Buttons Power Navigation Repeat Menu Random Volume Select The buttons on the face of the Rio Receiver include: • Power • Repeat • Random • Menu • Volume Select • Navigation (Play/Pause. 2. Using the Repeat and Random buttons Pressing the Repeat button: 1. Fast Forward. Rewind. Twice repeats the song currently playing. Once repeats all of the songs in selected play location. Stop) Power • • Pressing the Power button toggles the Rio Receiver between Awake and Sleep Modes.

To adjust the Bass level. Using the Volume Select in Normal and Menu Modes In Normal Mode the Volume Select on the Rio Receiver adjusts the Audio Settings: • Volume • Balance • Bass • Treble When the Menu button is pressed. the Rio Receiver is in Menu Mode and the Volume Select can: • Select Playlists. Volume Select to make selections. To adjust the Balance of the Rio Receiver’s music output through your speakers. press the Volume Select again and then turn it to the left or right to raise or lower the Treble level accordingly. Once shuffles the songs in the selected play location. 2. • Adjust Display Settings. while turning it to the left decreases the volume level. • • . press the Volume Select again and then turn it to the left or right to raise or lower the Bass level accordingly. press the Volume Select twice and then turn it to the left or right to adjust the balance levels accordingly. • Adjust Audio Settings. • Select individual songs by Title. Turn it to adjust settings.Rio Receiver User Guide | 19 Pressing the Random button: 1. • Choose music by Genre. Adjust Audio Settings in Normal Mode Hint: Push the • • Turning the Volume Select to the right will increase the volume level. • Choose music by Album. • Choose music by Artist. Twice turns off the feature. To adjust the Treble level.

2. 3. 2. Turn the Volume Select left or right to scroll through the options. Balance. Highlight Select Music and press the Volume Select to choose that option. Press the Menu button to access the Menu Options screen. 4. Bass. Press the Volume Select to enter that choice.M3U will be imported into the Audio Receiver Manager database. . Turn the Volume Select left or right to adjust the settings to meet your preferences. 5. Press the Volume Select to enter that choice. Press the Menu button again to exit Menu Mode. Press the Menu button to access the Menu Options screen. Highlight Change Audio Settings. To Select Existing Playlists: 1.20 | Rio Receiver User Guide Adjust Audio Settings in Menu Mode 1. 6. Choose Music in Menu Mode NOTE: Only playlists created in MusicMatch and Real Jukebox or stored in . Scroll through the options (Volume. Treble) and highlight the setting you wish to alter. 3.

Highlight Play All Music and press the Volume Select to play all of the songs in that playlist. Hint: Pressing the Random button will cause the Rio Receiver to shuffle all of the songs in the playlist. 6. which are listed alphabetically.Rio Receiver User Guide | 21 4. 5. on the Playlists menu until you highlight the desired playlist. . On the Select Music screen highlight Playlist and press the Volume Select to choose that option. Scroll through the playlists.

Album. Scroll through the list of songs. Title or Playlist by highlighting your choice and pressing the Volume Select. Press the Menu button to access the music menus. On the Select Music screen scroll through the options and choose whether you want to sort music by Artist. The screen title will be that of the Artist you chose. 5. 4. Turn the Volume Select left or right to scroll through the menus. 3. 2. For example: Highlight Artist and press the Volume Select. Genre. Highlight Select Music and press the Volume Select to choose that option. provided in alphabetical order. by that artist and highlight . 6.22 | Rio Receiver User Guide To Select Individual Songs: 1. On the Select Artist screen select which artist you want to listen to from the alphabetical list of artist names by highlighting your choice and pressing the Volume Select.

Press the Volume Select to play that song.Rio Receiver User Guide | 23 the song you want to play. Stop ( ) — Press once to stop. . This resets the Rio Receiver back to the beginning of the current track. Pressing the Play/Pause button while a song is playing will pause the song and the song title in the display will blink to indicate that it is in Pause mode. The Navigation Button Play/Pause ( ) — Press once to play the first song in the current selection. Rewind ( ) — Press once to return to a previous track or hold it down to Fast Rewind through the track you are currently listening to. Fast Forward ( ) — Press once to skip to the next track or hold it down to Fast Forward through the track you are currently listening to.

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Select — Scroll through the menus on the LCD by pressing the up and down arrow buttons. Repeat — Press once to repeat all of the songs or twice to repeat the song currently playing. artist. genre. Press again to turn off this feature. Press again to turn off this feature. Rewind ( ) — Press once to return to previous track or hold it down to rewind through the current track. Cancel — Press once to cancel the current mode the Rio Receiver is in. Stop ( ) — Press once to stop the current song. Menu — Press once to access the control menus. Play/Pause (|| ) — Press once to play a song. Volume — Press up to increase and down to decrease the speaker volume. List — Create and recall shortcuts to your favorite songs and playlists on the Rio Receiver using the Alphanumeric Buttons. Random — Press once to shuffle songs in selected play location. Alphanumeric Buttons — Use these numbered and lettered buttons with the Search and List features to find selections by their title or number. Enter — Press once to enter in your choices. Search — Press to search for an album. Pressing the Play button when a song is in play will pause the song and cause the title to flash. song title or playlist using the Alphanumeric Buttons.Rio Receiver User Guide | 25 Chapter 4: The Rio Remote Control Power — Turn the Rio Receiver on and off. . Fast Forward ( ) — Press once to skip to next track or hold it down to fast forward through the current track.

Press the Select button up or down to scroll through and highlight options. On the Playlists screen scroll through the playlists. 3. 4. Highlight Select Music and press Enter. 2. Press the Menu button to access Menu Options on the Rio Receiver’s LCD.26 | Rio Receiver User Guide Select Music with the Rio Remote Playlists 1. which are listed in alphabetical order. 5. . On the Select Music screen highlight Playlist and press Enter.

Rio Receiver User Guide | 27 with the Select button and highlight the desired playlist. Highlight Select Music and press Enter. 6. . Press Enter. Highlight Play All Music and press Play to play the songs in that playlist. Press the Select button up or down to scroll through and highlight options. Press the Menu button to access Menu Options on the Rio Receiver’s LCD. Individual Songs 1. Hint: Pressing the Random button on the remote control will cause the Rio Receiver to shuffle all of the songs in the playlist. 3. 2.

5. . On the Select Music screen highlight Artist and press Enter. Press Enter.28 | Rio Receiver User Guide 4. Highlight Play All Music and press Play to play all of the songs by that artist or highlight an individual song and press Play to play only that song. 6. On the Select Artist screen scroll through the alphabetical list of artists with the Select button and highlight the desired artist name.

3. This will narrow down the search to all Artists with the first letter of TUV and the second letter of ABC or the number 2 in the name. 3. Three times for Album. 2. you are searching for. Genre or Playlist menu. Press the Search button: a. 2. . All Artists that start with TUV will display. Album.) c. Press Search twice to search by Artist. Press List and press a number to preset the selection. For example: To find songs by the group U2: 1.Rio Receiver User Guide | 29 Search for Music with Alphanumeric Buttons 1. Press the 2 button. 4. The numbers 00-99 are available for use.) b. Press the Alphanumeric buttons that correspond to the Album.) Once for Title. Twice for Artist. Create and Recall Shortcuts with the List Button To create preset shortcuts: 1. Four times for Genre. 5. 4. Select the Artist.) d. 2. Press the 8 button. Artist. Genre. Highlight U2 and press Enter. Press the Menu button to bring up the Select Music screen. Highlight the specified selection you want to play (For example: Album > Album Title). Playlist or Song Title. Press Enter.

.30 | Rio Receiver User Guide To recall a preset shortcut: 1. 3. 2. The preset shortcut will then play music from your selection. Highlight the desired preset and press Enter. Type in the number or browse through the presets displayed with the up and down buttons. Press List.

1dB 20Hz-20kHz +0.Rio Receiver User Guide | 31 Appendix A: Technical Specifications Line out: RL = 10k • • • • Max.3% THD): 2 x 8W • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz + 0.6Vrms typ. -10dBm): • THD (10kHz.1dB.1dB 20Hz-20kHz +0.5dB.1dB 0. Output Level (1kHz. 10% THD): 2 x 10W • Nominal Output power: (1kHz. -3dBm): THD (10kHz. -3dBm): 6 dBV (600 Ohms) 20Hz to 20kHz +-0. 1% THD): • Frequency response: • THD (1kHz. -3.02% 0.08% better than -75dB Power amp out: RL = 8 R • Max.3dB 1.1dB.8dB 0. -1. Output Power (1kHz. 100Hz-20kHz +-0. 40Hz-20kHz +-0. -12dBm): • THD (10kHz.8dB .005% 0.05% 0.43Vrms typ. 1% THD): • Frequency response: • THD (1kHz. digital full scale): Frequency response: THD (1kHz. -0. -12dBm): • Channel Crosstalk (1kHz) 0.003% Headphone out: RL = 600R • Output Level (1kHz.01% 0. -10dBm): RL = 16R • Output Level (1kHz. 0.

10% THD): EIAJ Power * Nominal Output power (1kHz. 0. 1. 1W): *saturated square wave output Channel Crosstalk (1kHz): 2 x 15W 2 x 25W 9W 20Hz .3% THD): Frequency response: 0. 50/60Hz.2A ~ .5dB.13% • THD (1kHz.8dB 0.32 | Rio Receiver User Guide • THD (1kHz. Output Power (1kHz.2% better than -74dB General Specifications: Manufacturer: SONICblue Model: Digital Audio Receiver Physical Width: 9" (228mm) Depth: 9" (228mm) Height: 3" (76mm) Weight 3lbs 7oz (1.67kg) Power Voltage: 100-240.20kHz + 0. -1. 1W): RL = 4 R • • • • Max.

including interference that may cause undesired operation. You must only connect your adapter to a standard modular telephone jack. contact our Customer Care Department to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number from Technical Support: 503-453-1640.) This device may not cause harmful interference. you must notify your telephone company that you are going to install an FCC registered device. . When you contact them. you must provide the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for your adapter. As an owner /operator of a registered adapter like this adapter. type RJ-11. these numbers are located on the adapter’s FCC label. you must comply with FCC rules: • Before installing your adapter. and 2. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1.) This device must accept any interference received. NOTE: The Ring Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device denotes an indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. If your adapter needs repairs. you must arrange for the manufacturer to make them if you are to keep the adapter’s FCC registration valid. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5. • • You cannot connect the adapter to a party line or to a coin telephone line. If you need to return the product.Rio Receiver User Guide | 33 Appendix B: Certifications Federal Communications Commission (FCC) The adapter has been tested and found to comply with limits for a Class B computing device according to the specifications in FCC rules Part 15 and Part 68.

users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. try turning the equipment off and on.34 | Rio Receiver User Guide This equipment. like other electronic equipment. If the interference problems stop when the equipment is switched off. If not installed and used according to the instructions in this manual. prepared by the FCC and available from the U. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction. NOTE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. The customer should be aware that compliance with the . Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Government Printing Office. You may be able to correct the problem by doing one or more of the following: • Adjust the position of the radio or TV antenna. operation and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document(s). this equipment may cause interference with your radio and television reception. See individual adapters for FCC ID and registration numbers. If you think this equipment is causing interference with your radio or television reception. • Plug the adapter in a different outlet than the radio/TV uses. Before installing this equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets telecommunications network protective. consult your dealer or an experienced radio or television technician. If necessary. 004-00000345-4). Industry Canada (IC) This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. generates and uses radio frequency energy. The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. DC 20402. then the equipment is probably causing the interference. You may find this booklet helpful: “How to Identify and Resolve Radio and TV Interference Problems” (Stock No.S. Washington. • Move the adapter away from the radio or TV.

Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility. if present. or electrician. . may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment. CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make such connections. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas. telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system.Rio Receiver User Guide | 35 above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations. consult your dealer or an experienced radio or television technician. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment. Repairs to certified equipment should be coordinated by a representative designated by the supplier. or equipment malfunctions. are connected together. as appropriate. but should contact the appropriate electric inspection authority. If necessary.

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7. try connecting the Rio Receiver directly into the network adapter on one system to rule out any issues with wiring. Troubleshooting measures: 1. The note will turn blue if the software is communicating with the Receiver. or computer. Rio Receiver. After checking the connections and that the software is running. indicating that the Audio Receiver Manager software has been installed correctly and is loading properly. restart (unplug and replug) the Rio Receiver and allow it to search for the server again.Rio Receiver User Guide | 37 Appendix D: Troubleshooting & FAQ Troubleshooting Problem: Rio Receiver cannot connect to server. 3. and/or the Ethernet adapter. 2. Ensure that the Audio Receiver Manager software is loading properly on the server computer. 6. 8. Check to make sure you have the cables plugged in correctly. See directions below. If the Receiver still does not find the server. Verify that the Audio Receiver Manager software is set up properly. Verify that there is a red music note icon in the system tray. . the hub (if you are using one). Verify that the drivers for the HPNA. If you are using firewall software like Zone Alarm. If there are no link lights on the hub. or Ethernet adapter are installed properly. See directions below. try changing the hub or cables. you may need to add the IP Address of the Rio Receiver as a friendly IP Address and set the local LAN security level to low. 4. Check for the link light on the Rio Receiver. 5.

It is blue when communicating with the Rio Receiver and red when not communicating properly. . 4. you must use an Ethernet crossover cable. 5. Verify that Make music available on this adapter is checked. 7. If you have not already done so. Verify that Server music to this unit is checked. 3. When the Rio Receiver is powered on. Select the Rio Receiver and go to the Unit menu. Troubleshooting measures: If there’s no musical note icon in the system tray. 6. then the Audio Receiver Manager software is not running. If this icon is active (full outline and sharper colors). the server computer has successfully connected to the Rio Receiver. Problem: I don’t know if the Audio Receiver Manager software is setup properly. At the top of the window select the HPNA or Ethernet adapter that the Audio Receiver Manager software will be serving music over. This is the Audio Receiver Manager icon. The software installer may not have added itself to your list of Startup items. the server computer is unable to communicate with the Rio Receiver. 2. but there’s no musical note icon in the system tray. If the icon is grayed out (no icon outline and faded colors).38 | Rio Receiver User Guide NOTE: If connecting an Ethernet adapter directly to the Rio Receiver. Verify that there’s a musical note icon in the system tray. Problem: I’ve installed the Audio Receiver Manager software. Click Start > Programs > Startup to check your Startup items for the Audio Receiver Manager software. Troubleshooting measures: 1. Double-click on the Audio Receiver Manager icon in the system tray. Follow the prompts to import your music. go to Tools and select Import Music. there will be a Rio Receiver icon in the display window that resembles a Rio Receiver device. or if no icon is present. Go to the Tools menu and select IP Configuration.

You can then easily stream music to your Rio Receiver over your phone lines.01717. Verify that the HPNA or Ethernet adapter is listed in the Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network. verify that the file (IPHLPAPI. you may need to specify an IP address for that adapter. then the Audio Receiver Manager software will not start. Please consult the online User’s Guide or Windows Help for complete step-by-step instructions on specifying a private IP address. the Audio Receiver Manager software will not start.DLL) is the correct version: 5. Consult the online User’s Guide for details. This can be resolved easily with one of the following three options. . This is only an issue if the IP addresses assigned to the computer(s) on your network are provided by your ISP.0.0. 5. What should I do? Troubleshooting Measures: If your Cable or DSL modem is connected to the hub that your computer(s) and the Rio Receiver are connected to. 3. See directions below for replacing this file if it's not the correct version. If there are no network adapters installed. the Rio Receiver may not communicate with the music server computer properly. Verify that the IP Address of the HPNA or Ethernet adapter is not all zeros (0. 2. If you are using Windows Millennium. Verify that the drivers for the HPNA or Ethernet adapter are installed properly. try the following: 1. 4. that might cause the Audio Receiver Manager software to fail to launch. If the IP address of the adapter is all zeros. If you're not using Windows Me or 2000. If any files were skipped during the driver installation. To resolve this problem. If an attempt to launch the Audio Receiver Manager software manually fails.Rio Receiver User Guide | 39 Try launching the software manually by clicking Start > Programs > Audio Receiver.2. Install an HPNA (Phoneline networking) adapter in one of your systems.0). verify that the Media Sense feature is disabled. You can: 1. Problem: I can’t get my Rio Receiver to work with my Cable modem/DSL modem.

Troubleshooting measures: WMA files can have built-in file protection. you will not be able to play them on your Rio Receiver. this is most likely caused by a limitation of the file that was added by the distributor. “No network adapters were detected on this computer. You may also encounter this error if TCP/IP is not installed for the HPNA or Ethernet adapter.40 | Rio Receiver User Guide 2. If your WMA files are protected. You can verify this by checking the Device Manager under Network Adapters and the Network Control Panel. Also if you’re using Windows 98. there’s a limit of 6 instances of TCP/IP in the Network Control Panel.” Troubleshooting measures: There are two possible causes for this error. . If one or more WMA tracks are not added correctly when you Import Music. You may encounter this error if the drivers for the HPNA or Ethernet adapter are not installed. Problem: The Audio Receiver Manager software says. then TCP/IP would not install successfully for the HPNA or Ethernet adapter. the solution is to reinstall the drivers for the HPNA or Ethernet adapter. Problem: Selected WMA tracks aren’t being added to the playlist. This can occur if driver installation didn’t complete successfully. This allows distributors to add features such as expiration dates to downloaded tracks. 3. Connect a router to your Cable/DSL modem and the computer you intend to use as your music server. This software requires at least one network adapter to work. In both cases. Install a second Ethernet adapter in one of your systems for the Rio Receiver to connect to. If there were already 6 adapters in the Network Control Panel.

5. 2. Problem: How do I verify the drivers for the HPNA adapter or Ethernet adapter were installed properly? Troubleshooting measures: 1.Rio Receiver User Guide | 41 Problem: How do I tell what IP Address the Rio Receiver is using? Troubleshooting measures: On the Rio Receiver: 1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel. 7. 2. Press the Volume Select Knob to enter your selection. If there are duplicates of the components listed above. 8. The Local IP is the IP Address of the Rio Receiver. 6. . Click Device Manager. The Rio Receiver software and license information will scroll by followed by the Server IP and the Local IP. Click the + symbol next to Network Adapters. 2. The HPNA or Ethernet adapter should be listed here. remove them both and reinstall the drivers. Double-click the musical note icon in the system tray. Go to the Rio Receiver Menu and select About Receiver. The hardware address and IP Address will be listed to the right of the Rio Receiver in the display window. On the music server: 1. 3. Double-click Network. The following components should be present: HPNA (or Ethernet) adapter TCP/IP > HPNA (or Ethernet) adapter 4. Go to the View menu and select Details. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel. Double-click System.

0. NOTE: If your computer is part of a network. 5. its IP Address should be identical to the other computers on the network with the exception of the last number. 4. What should I do? Troubleshooting Measures: When Microsoft shipped its initial release of Internet Explorer 5. select the HPNA adapter or Ethernet adapter. it is possible to install the correct file directly from the shipping Windows Operating .0. If the IP Address does not appear like the example given above. it came with a file that had an internal bug. The IP Address shown should be of the form: 192. Click Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools.01.5. Subsequent releases of Internet Explorer (5. Problem: The Rio Receiver software is not operating because of an incompatible DLL file.01. Restart the computer. NOTE: For the more savvy computer user.42 | Rio Receiver User Guide Problem: How do I verify the IP Address in Windows 9x/WinME on the music server is valid? Troubleshooting measures: 1.01 Service Pack 1. follow the directions below to manually set the IP Address. 2. Install Internet Explorer 5. From the pulldown menu. click Control Panel.168. Click OK. 5. etc. 2. 3. 3. point to Settings. Internet Explorer 5. Click Start > Run and type in WINIPCFG.) provide an older file that works correctly.x. where x can be any number from 1 to 254.5. and then double-click Add/Remove Programs. Click Add/Remove to remove and restore the original Internet Explorer settings. 4. From the Start menu. Microsoft’s recommended solution is as follows: 1. or Internet Explorer 5.

The Rio Receiver allows you to choose your music from locations on the server computer that you specify.CAB. The necessary file is named IPHLPAPI.2). The Rio Receiver also supports 10Mb Ethernet. both devices will function properly without interfering with the other. Then start the Audio Manager software. you should not attempt to use both connections at the same time. You can use your telephone line without interference from your Rio Receiver. Simply extract this file directly to the Rio Audio Receiver software directory. If I connect multiple Rio Receivers to the same server computer. Frequently Asked Questions Can I store music on my Rio Receiver? No. While the Rio Receiver uses standard telephone lines to communicate with the host computer. Can I use both HPNA and Ethernet to connect my Rio Receiver? The Rio Receiver is based on Home PNA specification 2. Since the Rio Receiver will only communicate over one connection type at a time. The Rio Receiver streams music from your PC over standard phone lines or Ethernet cable.0. You can connect your Rio Receiver to an Ethernet hub with standard Category 5 network cable or directly to a host PC using an Ethernet crossover cable.0.Rio Receiver User Guide | 43 System software without re-installing Internet Explorer.0 network devices. Subsequently. All music is stored on the server computer. Will the Rio Receiver interfere with my telephone service? No. will they play the same music? They will have access to exactly the same music files. Your Rio Receiver should work with existing Home PNA network configurations.0 and 2.DLL (v5. but it is not required to play the same songs on each device at the same time. it operates on a separate frequency from your telephone or modem. You can play different tracks on each Rio Receiver using the same playlists.1717. . It can be found in the following cab file: NET7. This ensures maximum compatibility with Home PNA 1.

• Use any powered set of speakers using the LINE OUT Jack provided on the back of your Rio Receiver. Why do some songs show multiple entries when I try to select my music on the Rio Receiver? This can be caused if: • The track is present in multiple folders on the server computer and more than one of these folders is selected when importing music. • Use the Spring Clips. the volume . which are powered outputs. the slider moves but the volume does not change? The volume on the Rio Receiver will only affect the volume of speakers connected to the Spring Clips (Bare Wire Connections). Why is it that when I try to adjust the volume on the Rio Receiver. You can: • Connect your Rio Receiver to a home stereo system using the red and white RCA OUT Jacks provided.wma and .mp3 format on the server computer.44 | Rio Receiver User Guide What kind of speakers can I use with my Rio Receiver? The Rio Receiver has several speaker connections to give you more options for use with your favorite speaker system. • The same track is present in multiple playlists. If you have speakers connected to the Line Out Jack or the RCA Jacks. Why does music in folders I do not select occasionally appear on my Rio Receiver menu display? The Audio Receiver Manager software scans the Real Jukebox database and MusicMatch playlists in addition to the folders you specify. • The same track is present in both . Any songs found in the MusicMatch playlists or the Real Jukebox music database files are added to the Rio Receiver’s database. The Rio Receiver outputs 10 watts per channel. This will allow you to integrate your Rio Receiver into your home entertainment system. It is recommended that you choose speakers that have an operating range that include 10 W. for bare wire bookshelf speakers.

I added audio tracks to my computer. Bare Wire Connections are powered. Check the Rio Receiver setup on the server computer. 4. but the other jacks are line outputs for increased audio clarity. see Chapter 2. select Programs. Click OK. and then click Audio Receiver Manager.1. 2. 5 Type 255. 1. but I can’t locate or play them on my Rio Receiver.0 for the Subnet Mask and then click OK.168. See the Getting Started poster for connection instructions. 2 Select the network component for the HPNA or Ethernet network card connected to your Rio Receiver. click Add to select the folder that contains the tracks. 6 Click OK.100. The tracks must be imported into the Rio Receiver database. 3 Click Properties and then select the IP Address tab.255. 4 Click Specify an IP address and type 192. Click Tools and then click Import Music. • If your server computer has two network cards and Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is disabled. press the power button twice to turn off and then turn on the Rio Receiver. If the tracks and in another folder.255. . • Verify that there is a blue music note icon in the Microsoft® Windows® tasteable. Click C:\. If the icon is not present or if the icon is red. I am setting up my Rio Receiver and only the initializing screen appears on the Receiver. 7 After the server computer restarts. • Verify that your Rio Receiver is connected to the server computer through a Home Phoneline Network Alliance (HPNA) network or an Ethernet network.Rio Receiver User Guide | 45 will be controlled on the powered speakers you are using or the stereo receiver component that you have connected to your Rio Receiver. specify an Internet Protocol (IP) address for the network card connected to your Rio Receiver: 1 Right-click the Network Neighborhood icon on your Windows desktop and then click Properties. Click the Start button. 3.

reset the server computer network configuration. Click Release All and then click OK. Click the down arrow to select the Ethernet card that is connected to your Rio Receiver. The server computer may be in standby mode. After the server computer restarts. type winipcfg and then click OK. press the power button twice to reset the Rio Receiver. 4. If you remove the server computer from a network with a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server that assigns IP addresses. If you change the server computer network configuration (for example. 5. Click the Start button and then click Run.46 | Rio Receiver User Guide I used my Rio Receiver to play audio tracks. 2. press the power button twice to turn off and then turn on the Rio Receiver. you install a digital subscriber line [DSL] or cable modem). . 3. 1. but now only the initializing screen appears on the receiver. See Windows Help for information on disabling standby mode.

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