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HP Notebook PCs - Using QuickPlay

This document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with QuickPlay.

HP QuickPlay features quick access to your entertainment. Watch a DVD or TV, listen to music, view photos or video, play games, or watch yourself singing along to your favorite songs with the Karaoke feature and optional HP Webcam. Use the HP command console or the media center remote to bring it all to life with the touch of a button.

NOTE: Different versions of QuickPlay feature different icons; however, all icons have identical functions, as shown below.

Accessing QuickPlay while in Windows

Press the QuickPlay button to start QuickPlay

Figure 1: QuickPlay button

QuickPlay button

Alternately, click Start, type quickplay into the search field, and then select QuickPlay from the list.

QuickPlay screen

When QuickPlay opens, the following screen displays. To access the different functions, click the appropriate control panel icon.

Figure 2: QuickPlay screen

QuickPlay screen


QuickPlay control panel icons

The QuickPlay control panel icons are as follows:

Figure 3: QuickPlay control panel

1 - DVD - Plays DVDs
2 - Media Library - Manages playlists, media library, view documents, pictures, listen to internet radio, use the webcam
3 - TV - Access to TV programs
4 - Games - Play Microsoft and HP games and load and play other games
5 - Karaoke - Plays karaoke CDs


QuickPlay updates and enhancements

To update software and avoid potential problems, click any of the icons on the control panel. Then select the Gear button in the upper-right corner to open the Info/More settings screen that contains the Update menu. Click Update, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Figure 4: QuickPlay updates

QuickPlay updates

If QuickPlay does not find any channels while scanning for TV channels, please download and install the QuickPlay web update version 3.7.6, revision A (SP43325) to resolve the issue.

NOTE: You must have a TV tuner to view TV using QuickPlay.


Accessing QuickPlay Help

QuickPlay contains built-in help files. Perform the following steps to access the help files:

From Windows:

  1. Click Start, type quickplay into the search field, and then select QuickPlay from the list.

  2. Click ? in the upper-right corner of the screen to open the help files.


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