Villa Vikan Rental guide, cabins 1 and 2
2. Movies, music and Playstation 4
2.1 Watching Blu-Rays and DVDs
You can watch Blu-Ray/DVD movies on the Playstation 4 console connected to the TV (HDMI 1).
- Open the TV with the remote control (Philips), press the SOURCES button and select HDMI 1 as input in the menu displayed.
- Open PS4 by touching the narrow vertical power switch on the right-hand side of the shiny top panel on the left.
- Touch the switch below the power switch to remove a disk from the unit.
- Check that the mixer’s power indicator is on.
- The PS4 console’s sound goes via the TV to the mixer’s stereo channel 7/8 and from there to the Genelec speakers. If you are happy with the sound of the TV’s built-in speakers, turn off the volume control of mixer channel 7/8.
To view 3D content, you need 3D glasses, 4 pairs of which are available on the right-most middle shelf of the desk. Return the glasses after use.
Operating instructions on the audio/video technology can be found on the middle shelf of the desk on the right (return them after use) or on the Internet.
Do not, under any circumstances, change the connections of the equipment, or if you do, restore them back to their original configuration before leaving. Otherwise, these instructions will no longer be valid and the next user might have a problem.
There are some Blu-Ray movies available in the cabins:
Remains of the Day
Music and Lyrics
Do not take the movies away. If you choose to purchase or bring more movies and leave them at the residence, future guests will thank you.
All the speakers at Vikan are Genelec powered speakers made in Finland. Each speaker you intend to use must be switched on when listening. If no sound is heard even though the signal is being transmitted to the speaker, first check that the power indicator is lit on the front panel of the speakers. Normally, the speakers are always switched on and you do not need to switch them off when leaving. Do not change the connections.
2.4 Listening to music
Bluetooth devices, such as a mobile phone, can be used to listen to music via the Bluetooth receiver (Nokia MD-310) which is located on the right hand side of the desk and connected to the mixer’s stereo channel 5/6. First, pair your device with the Bluetooth receiver.
CDs can be listened to using, for example, the Playstation 4 console (PS4) located on the upper shelf of the desk on the right. PS4 is connected to the TV with an HDMI cable (HDMI 1), and the sound goes from the mixer via the 7/8 stereo channel dedicated to the TV to the Genelec active speakers. The TV must be switched on; you can use the PS4 controllers to control playback. For instructions on how to use the PS4 system, see the “Playstation” section below and the PS4 User Guide.
You can connect other players to the mixer channels as needed.
Do not change the connections of the equipment, or if you do, restore them back to their original configuration before leaving. Otherwise, these instructions will no longer be valid and the next user might have a problem.
2.5 Playstation 4 (PS4)
The Playstation 4 (PS4) console is a multipurpose device. It is connected to the TV’s HDMI 1 input which is selected from the menu displayed by pressing the SOURCES button on the TV’s remote control. The sound from PS4 goes through the HDMI channel to the TV and from there to the Genelec speakers via the mixer (stereo channel 7/8). If you are happy with the sound of the TV’s speakers, you can turn off the volume control of mixer channel 7/8.
You can play PS4 games, watch movies in almost any format (DVD, BluRay, etc.), listen to music (CD, mp3, etc.), browse the Internet, etc.
- create unnecessary usernames
- change the device settings unless you really know what you are doing and why
- change the connections
- leave your own files on the PS4 hard drive. You should remove them when you leave.
You can use the Playstation 4 console to play PS4 games. The ones currently in the apartment include (check age recommendations):
Cabin 1: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (7)
Cabin 2: LEGO The Hobbit (7)
There are two wireless game controllers which are kept on the charging rack on the table. Press the PS key (a button with the Playstation logo on it in the middle of the controller) to switch on the controller and the PS4 console. To switch off the PS4 console, press and hold down the PS key or use the small power switch on the front panel of PS4.
The PS4 Quick Start Guide is available on the desktop shelf and the complete user guide can be found on the Internet.