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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 iPhone / iPad / iPod touch 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 iPhone/iPad/iPod touch devices to the use of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch devices for controlling the recorder, as well. It is also possible to set up "Enable" or "Disable" to connect to individual Network device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 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 iPhone/iPod touch 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 iPhone/iPod touch.
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 iPhone/iPod touch.
When the recorder which is going to be used is displayed on iPhone/iPod touch, 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 on iPhone/iPod touch

    

Search program to view by sliding recorded list up on internal HDD or USB-HDD connected to the recorder and down on iPhone/iPod touch.
 
Playback is available on iPhone/iPod touch 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, "NowViewing" is indicated on recorded list. The program can be played on iPhone/iPod touch by selecting "NowViewing".

    

Playback control panel is indicated on the screen during playback.
Playback control panel will disappear after 5 seconds, and reappear by tapping on the screen.
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
  • Zoom in    /    Zoom out (available also by double tap)
  • Done (stop playback and return to recorded list)

2.3.    Let's view live broadcast

Search channel to view by sliding channel list up and down on iPhone/iPod touch.

    

* Item to be displayed in Broadcast menu differs between countries.
 
Live broadcast can be viewed on iPhone/iPod touch 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, "NowViewing" is indicated on channel list. The channel can be viewed on iPhone/iPod touch by selecting "NowViewing".

    

Control panel is indicated on the screen during viewing of live broadcast.
Control panel will disappear after 5 seconds, and reappear by tapping on the screen.
Operation during viewing is as below.

  • Channel list can be displayed also by tapping list icon.
  • The channel is selected by tapping the channel on the channel list.
  • Zoom in    /    Zoom out (available also by double tap)
  • Done (stop viewing and return to channel list)

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 ยท10seconds back skip
  • Skip back    /    Stop    /    Pause playback/Start playback    /    Skip forward
  • Done (continue playback and return to recorded list)

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 iPad

iPad provides the same functions of iPhone/iPod touch, but it brings you user-friendly operational feelings by composing menu on big screen.

Horizontal mode
Vertical mode

* 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 Recordings menu when you want to play recorded program.
Furthermore, output display can be changed by selecting iPad or TV on Display menu.
If you want to use iPad on vertical mode, Broadcast / Recordings / Display menu can be displayed by Menu button on upper left of the screen.

3.    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q.01 Which device is supported to enjoy DIGA Player application?
A.01
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation and iPod touch 5th generation with iOS version 5.0 or later are supported.

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 iPhone / iPad / iPod touch connects. It is recommended that your Recorder and iPhone / iPad / iPod touch 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 iPhone / iPad / iPod touch use 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 iPhone / iPad / iPod touch.

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 iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with error message. How can this be solved?
A.05
  1. While your Blu-ray™ Recorder runs particular function, playback on iPhone / iPad / iPod touch is not possible to operate. (e.g. any streaming playback is not possible on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, 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 iPhone / iPad / iPod touch is not possible for copy-protected programs.
  3. Streaming playback on iPhone / iPad / iPod touch 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 iPhone / iPad / iPod touch, 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 iPhone / iPad / iPod touch is not possible while signal condition into your Blu-ray™ Recorder is bad.
    It is recommended to check antenna connection.
  6. Streaming playback on iPhone / iPad / iPod touch is not possible while wireless network (Wi-Fi) condition is bad.
    It is recommended to check your network condition.

Q.06 Is it possible to use 2 iPhone / iPad / iPod touch 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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