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Enjoy your Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder with DIGA Player

DIGA Player is an application which enables you to watch programs recorded in Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder and on-air programs on your Android devices, regardless of location in a house.

1.    Activate Setting for "DIGA Player" on Recorder side

Preparation
When Network is deactivated, make the settings refer to the Easy Network Setting of Your Operating Instructions Manual. Setting up on your DIGA is necessary before using DIGA Player.
*Recorder screen image is Blu-ray™ Recorder 2013 model.

Step1:
Start up recorder.
Press "FUNCTION MENU" key on remote controller.

Step2:
Select “Setup” in "FUNCTION MENU", and select "Basic Settings" next.

Step3:
After "Basic Settings" is displayed on the screen, select "Network" and then select "Easy Network Setting" and "Wireless".

There are several methods for setting up wireless LAN (Wi-Fi).
This term explains procedures for operating "Easy Network Settings".
As to the use of another method, refer to the operation manual of Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder.


 

 

Step4:
When you select "Search for wireless network", the recorder will automatically search wireless Network and display "Network name (SSID)" on the screen.

Step5:
Among "Network name (SSID)" that are searched, select the same "Network name (SSID)" as adapted to your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch devices.

Step6:
Next, set up wireless Network you selected.
Select "Encryption Key" and enter a cryptography key by using "Software Keyboard".

Step7:
After entering a cryptography key, select "Set" in "Wireless Settings".

Step8:
When "Set" is selected, the recorder will automatically start connecting to wireless LAN of the Network name (SSID) you selected.

Step9:
After connection is completed, "Home Network function" setting screen will appear.

Step10:
Select "On" to enable Home Network function.

Step11:
Select after "Yes" you confirmed cautions for Home Network function.

You are all set for setting up recorder.

You can confine Android devices to the use of your Android devices for controlling the recorder, as well. It is also possible to set up "Enable" or "Disable" to connect to individual Network device (Android devices or any device that has the function of DLNA) by changing "Automatic" to "Manual" in "Registration type for remote devices" in "Home Network Settings".

2.    Let’s use DIGA Player

Recorded program on the recorder or live broadcast can be viewed on Android device by using DIGA Player. Also it is convenient to be used as remote control when viewing on TV.

2. 1.    Let's connect to Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder

DIGA Player is activated by tapping DIGA Player icon of Android device.
You can use to watch broadcast or play recorded programmes on DIGA by tapping Watch Broadcast and Play all video in Menu display.
DIGA Player searches compatible recorders that are connected on the same wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) network as Android device.
When the recorder which is going to be used is displayed on Android device, tap the list. DIGA Player is connected to the recorder and recorded program and channel list information is obtained automatically.

        

Recorder's operation is available when DIGA Player shows recorded list or channel list.

              Switch to the channel list by tapping channel list icon on the recorded list.
Switch to the recorded list by tapping recorded list icon on the channel list.
         

2. 2.    Let's play recorded program of Panasonic Blu-ray™ Recorder on Android device

Search program to view by sliding recorded list up and down on internal HDD or USB-HDD connected to the recorder on Android device.

    

Playback is available on Android device by tapping program name.
Drive (HDD/USB-HDD) selection screen can be displayed by tapping drive name (HDD/USB-HDD) on the recorded list view, and recorded list of the tapped drive is displayed.

While program is played on the recorder, "Now Viewing" is indicated on recorded list. The program can be played on Android device by selecting "Now Viewing".

    

Playback control panel is indicated on the screen during playback.
Operation during playback is as below.

  • Recorded list can be displayed by tapping list icon
  • Scrub of progress bar (change playback time)
  • 60seconds forward skip
  • Pause playback/Start playback
  • 10seconds back skip

2. 3.    Let’s view live broadcast.

Search channel to view by sliding channel list up and down on Android device.

    

* Item to be displayed in Broadcast menu differs between countries.
 
Live broadcast can be viewed on Android device by tapping channel name.
Category selection screen can be displayed by tapping category name (All Channels or Favourites1 etc.) on the channel list view, and channel list of the tapped item is displayed.

When channel is selected and viewed on TV, "Now Viewing" is indicated on channel list.
The channel can be viewed on Android device by selecting "Now Viewing".

    

Operation during viewing is as below.

  • Recorded list can be displayed by tapping list icon
  • Scrub of progress bar (change playback time)

2. 4.    Use as remote control

2. 4. 1.    Change output display

    

By tapping "Display icon", output display can be changed to "TV".
Then the application can be used as replacement of remote control.

2. 4. 2.    Play recorded program

The program is played on TV by tapping the program name on the recorded list.

Operation during playback is as below.

  • Scrub of progress bar (change playback time)
  • Switch playback 1.3 double speed and playback in normal speed
  • 60seconds forward skip ·10seconds back skip
  • Skip back    /    Stop    /    Pause playback/Start playback    /    Skip forward

2. 4. 3.    View live broadcast

Channel can be selected and viewed on TV by tapping channel on the channel list.
 
Check mark is indicated on the channel which is being viewed on TV.

2. 5.    Other functions

2. 5. 1.    Search programs

    

Programs on the recorded list can be searched by tapping "Search icon".

2. 5. 2.    Update recorded list and channel list

When the differences between information on DIGA Player and the recorder occur, latest information can be obtained by pressing "Reload icon" on each screen of the list.

2. 6.    Let’s use DIGA Player by Android device of tablet type

Tablet type provides the same functions of phone type, but it brings you user-friendly operational feelings by composing menu on big screen.
This design is offerred for device of tablet type over 10 inch display.

Horizontal mode (Recorded list)
Vertical mode (Channel list)

* Item to be displayed in Broadcast menu differs between countries.

Select category from Broadcast menu when you want to watch live broadcast. Also select drive from Drive menu when you want to play recorded program.
Furthermore, output display can be changed by selecting Mobile or TV on Display menu.
If you want to use tablet type on vertical mode, Broadcast / Drive / Display menu can be displayed by tapping title name (All Channels, HDD etc.) on upper left of the screen.

3.    Supported Android Devices

DIGA Player can be installed to Android device with Android 2.3.3 or later platform version.
However, streaming playback or other function may not be possible to work correctly on some Android devices and they may not work correctly depending on installed Android version even for same Android device.
It is recommended to update latest available Android version to use DIGA Player application.

4.    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q.01 Which device is supported to enjoy DIGA Player application?
A.01
Android devices with Android 2.3.3 or higher platform version are supported, and it is recommended to update latest available Android version to use DIGA Player application.
It may not be possible to work correctly on some Android devices.

Q.02 DIGA Player does not find Recorder which you will use. How can this be solved?
A.02
There are various possible reasons.
  1. Your Recorder may not be connected to the same wireless network (Wi-Fi) where your Android device connects. It is recommended that your Recorder and Android device are on the same wireless network (Wi-Fi).
  2. Your wireless router may stop IP multicast packets. In this case, this may be solved by snooping function switching off. Please refer to your wireless router's owner's guide.
  3. DIGA Player application does not support proxy function. If your network settings of your Android device uses proxy, please remove proxy settings.
  4. Your Recorder does not support Streaming playback.
    • Streaming playback is supported by Blu-ray™ Recorder.

Q.03 Which languages are supported?
A.03
English, German, French, Italian and Spanish are supported as display language. Display language is automatically changed by language setting of Android device.

Q.04 Some recorded programs are not found in recorded list, or channel information does not match to actual one. How can this be solved?
A.04
If “Reload icon” is pressed, recorded programs and channel information are synchronized with latest one onto Blu-ray™ Recorder.

Q.05 Streaming playback does not start on Android device with error message. How can this be solved?
A.05
There are various possible reasons.
  1. While your Blu-ray™ Recorder runs particular function, playback on Android device is not possible to operate. (e.g. any streaming playback is not possible on Android device, while copy, file conversion, Pause Live TV, Rewind Live TV, playback of Blu-ray Disc™, network function (VIErA Connect, Skype etc.), Software download and function in setup menu is running on your Blu-ray™ Recorder, and additionally, streaming playback of live broadcast is not possible while 2 simultaneous recordings are running on your Blu-ray™ Recorder)
    Try to start streaming playback again after above operation on your Blu-ray™ Recorder is finished.
  2. Streaming playback on Android device is not possible for copy-protected programs.
  3. Streaming playback on Android device is not possible for the programs with parental restriction higher than the level which is set on your Blu-ray™ Recorder by Child Lock function.
    It is recommended to change Child Lock setting to "No Block" at tuning menu in setup menu on your Blu-ray™ Recorder.
  4. Streaming playback of programs that are recorded with guidance information is not possible if Child Lock for playback setting is ON. (This function is available for UK model.)
    If you want to playback these programs on Android device, it is recommended to change Child Lock setting to "Off" at Settings for Playback menu in setup menu on your Blu-ray™ Recorder.
  5. Streaming playback of live broadcast on Android device is not possible while signal condition into your Blu-ray™ Recorder is bad.
    It is recommended to check antenna connection.
  6. Streaming playback on Android device is not possible while wireless network (Wi-Fi) condition is bad.
    It is recommended to check your network condition.
  7. It may not be possible for some Android devices to handle the stream that is transferred from Blu-ray™ Recorder correctly.
    It may be possible to make streaming playback if your Android device is updated to latest available Android version.
  8. If the problem is not fixed by above solutions, it is recommended to reset Blu-ray™ Recorder. (Please hold power button of the unit for 5 seconds and press the button again.)

Q.06 Is it possible to use 2 Android devices for same Recorder at the same time.
A.06
Only 1 device is supported to enjoy the application for same Recorder at the same time.

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