User Guide
DCT5100
High Definition
Cable Receiver
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Graphical symbols and supplemental warning marking locations on bottom of terminal.
WARNING
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
REPAIRS
If you find the unit in need of repair, call Motorola Support at 1-866-668-2271 or 1-866-MOT-BCS1.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as close as possible to the point of cable entry as
practical.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.
Retain instructions
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
Heed warnings
All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Follow instructions
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended as they may cause hazard.
Water and moisture
Do not use this equipment near water; for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry-tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
Accessories
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall
causing serious injury and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the equipment. Any mounting of
the appliance should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer.
Ventilation
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of
the equipment and to protect it from overheating. The openings should never be blocked by
placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface. Equipment should never be placed near
or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Power sources
This product should be operated only from the type of power sources indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your local power
company. For equipment intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the
operating instructions.
Ground or polarization
This equipment may be equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
Alternate warnings
This equipment may be equipped with a 3-wire grounding-type plug, a plug having a third
(grounding) pin. This pin will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
Power cord protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the equipment, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges.
Lightning
For added protection for this equipment during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the video product due to lightning and power line surges.
Power lines
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them may be
fatal.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electrical
shock.
Object and liquid entry
Never push objects of any kind into this equipment through openings, as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electrical shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on
the product.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service this equipment yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you
to dangerous voltage or other hazards, refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Damage requiring service
Unplug this equipment from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under
the following conditions:
~= When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
Ä= If the equipment has been exposed to rain or water.
Å= If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the equipment.
Ç= If the equipment does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, as an improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the equipment to its normal operation.
É= If the equipment has been dropped or cabinet has been damaged.
Ñ= When the equipment exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
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Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this video product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operational condition.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Telephone equipment
Observe the following precautions when installing telephone modem equipment:
~= Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
Ä= Never install telephone jacks in a wet location unless the jack is specifically designed for wet
locations.
Å= Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone lines have been
disconnected at the network interface.
Ç= Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
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Battery usage
Notwithstanding any information provided by Motorola in this manual regarding the use of
batteries, the end user assumes all responsibility and liability to use and dispose of batteries in
accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Motorola will not be liable to anyone for
the end user's failure to use and/or dispose of batteries in the proper manner and in accordance
with such laws, rules and regulations, or for any defect contained in batteries which may cause
injury damage to persons or property.
Regulatory Information
Federal Communications Commission Radio and Television Interface Statement for a Class ‘B’
Device
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in the residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation.
If the equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one of the following measures:
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Increase the separation between the equipment and the affected receiver
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Connect the equipment on a circuit different from the one the receiver is on
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Ensure that the cover plate for the security card is secured and tight
Changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47 CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU
Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers, Motorola, Inc., 6450 Sequence
Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, 1-800-225-9446, declares under sole responsibility that the product
identifies with 47 CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device. Each product
marketed is identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards.
Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to be within the
variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47 CFR
2.909. Operation is subject to the following condition: This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation. The above named party is responsible for
ensuring that the equipment complies with the standards of 47 CFR, Paragraphs 15.101 to 15.109. The
Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interface Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Software License
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DCT5100 User Guide
CONTENTS
Introduction ............................................................................................. 3
Basic Operation....................................................................................... 6
Turning Power On and Off.................................................................. 6
Changing Channels ............................................................................ 6
Adjusting the Volume.......................................................................... 6
Interactive Program Guide.................................................................. 6
Audio/Video Connections ...................................................................... 7
RF Bypass................................................................................................ 8
Optimizing Your DCT5100 Output Settings........................................ 10
User Options..................................................................................... 12
Connecting Your DCT5100................................................................... 15
Connecting Your DCT5100 to a HDTV – Video Only ......................... 16
Connecting your DCT5100 to a Stereo TV.......................................... 18
Connecting your DCT5100 to a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR ............. 20
Connecting your DCT5100 to an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR........... 22
Connecting your DCT5100 to a Stereo TV, VCR, and DVD ............... 24
Connecting your DCT5100 to a TV, Stereo VCR, DVD, and
Stereo Receiver or Amplifier................................................................ 26
Connecting your DCT5100 to a TV, VCR, DVD, and
A/V Receiver or Amplifier ..................................................................... 28
Video Option .............................................................................. 30
Audio Option .............................................................................. 30
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Recording Your Connections .............................................................. 31
Video Plus Graphics Displays ............................................................. 32
Data Devices .......................................................................................... 33
Data Features ................................................................................... 34
Troubleshooting.................................................................................... 35
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INTRODUCTION
Welcome and congratulations on receiving a Motorola DCT5100 High
Definition Cable Receiver, one of the most advanced interactive digital
cable receivers available today. With the DCT5100, Motorola has
merged the extraordinary features of digital cable – the seemingly
endless programming options, interactive program guides, Video on
Demand (VOD), and commercial free, CD quality music – with the
incredible picture quality and sound of High-Definition TV.
This User Guide introduces you to the basic features of the DCT5100,
outlines important safeguards, and provides several options for
integrating this component into your current entertainment system.
Please take a few moments to read through this User Guide as the
configuration diagrams, on-screen menu description, and troubleshooting
section will help you make the most of your home entertainment
experience.
To determine which features of digital cable are provided in your service
area, please check with your local cable operator. They will be happy to
provide instructions for these optional services.
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Message Indicator
Lights when a message is waiting
POWER switch
Turns the DCT5100 on or off
FRONT PANEL
MENU switch
Displays the menu area
INFO switch
Displays current channel and program information
C URSOR
INFO
MSGS.
MENU
ON
MU TE
POW ER
USB
VIDEO IN
L AUDIO IN R
CURSOR
POWER
indicator
Moves cursor around program
guide and menu screens
Lights to indicate
DCT5100 is on
AUDIO IN (L/R)*
Connects to a CD player or stereo tuner
USB*
VIDEO IN*
Connects to
support devices
Connects to baseband video output of a
VCR, camcorder, or other video device
TO TV/VCR
AUDIO IN (R/L)*
Connects to TV or VCR
Connects to a CD player or stereo tuner
CABLE IN
ETHERNET*
Connects to cable signal
from your service provider
Supports PC
networking
DVI*
Connects DCT5100
to a high-definition TV
ETHERNET
TO
TV/VCR
R
DVI-D OUT
IR
CABLE
IN
AUDIO OUT
USB
TV
Pass Card
IR
Enables DCT5100 to control a VCR
while recording a selected program.
(Not supported by all program guides).
USB*
Connects to support devices
AUDIO OUT (R/L)
Connects to audio input of a stereo receiver
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AUDIO IN
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A/B Indicator
Lights, if optional switch is activated
SELECT switch
Selects menu options
GUIDE switch
Displays the program guide
A/B switch
Manually enables RF bypass function (optional)
CH ANNEL
A/B
P
A/B
GUIDE
SMART CARD
REMOTE
SELEC T
REMOTE
indicator
SMART
CARD*
Lights to indicate
remote control
is in use
Supports electronic commerce using a
Smart Card.
Display
CHANNEL
Displays channel number
and time of day
Scrolls down or
up through the
channels
SPDIF
Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio
VIDEO IN*
BACK PANEL
Connects to baseband video output from
a VCR, camcorder, or other video device
VIDEO OUT
Delivers video to an external
device, such as a TV or VCR
L
SPDIF
IN
PRINTER
VIDEO
OUT
IEEE 1394
S-VIDEO
Y
Pb
AC Switched Outlet
Connect AC power cord from
another device, such as a TV or VCR
Pr
OPTICAL
SPDIF
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
OPTICAL SPDIF
Y Pb Pr
Delivers component video
Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio
S-Video
Connect to S-Video input of TV or VCR
Your DCT5100 may not have or support all of the
*inputs
and outputs shown.
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BASIC OPERATION
Turning Power On and Off
Press POWER on the front panel to turn the DCT5100 on or off. When
using the remote control, be sure it is in cable mode by pressing CABLE
before pressing POWER.
Changing Channels
You can change channels in two ways:
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Press CHANNEL or on the front panel of the DCT5100, or
press CHANNEL + or - on the remote control to step through the
channel selection.
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Enter the number of the channel you want to tune using the
number keys on the remote control.
Adjusting the Volume
Press VOLUME + or – on the remote control to adjust the volume. When
you adjust the volume, the volume scale is displayed on the screen.
Press MUTE on the remote control to turn the sound off and on again.
For best audio quality, use the remote control to set the DCT5100 to
approximately ¾ of the maximum volume level and then adjust the
audio levels on external devices such as your TV or A/V Receiver.
Interactive Program Guide
The interactive program guide displays information about TV programs
and enables you to access features such as Parental Control or
Pay-Per-View. Interactive program guides can vary with each cable
service provider. Refer to the interactive program guide instruction
manual for detailed instructions.
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AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTIONS
Before you move or change components on your entertainment system,
review the following:
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For basic cable connections, use 75-ohm coaxial cables equipped
with F-type connectors. Additional cables, such as a component
video and/or digital audio, are required for High Definition video
and digital audio output. Your cable operator may provide some of
these cables during installation.
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If your equipment supports it, S-video connections may be used in
place of the standard RCA video connections. In most cases,
S-video offers a higher level of standard definition video quality
than RCA video
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If your equipment supports it, the optical (OPTICAL SPDIF) or coaxial
digital (SPDIF) audio outputs may be used in place of the stereo
audio outputs (AUDIO R and L). In most cases these outputs offer a
higher level of audio quality, including support for 5.1 Surround
Sound.
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If you are connecting a coaxial cable from the TO TV/VCR connector
on the DCT5100 to the coaxial CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the
TV, you must tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 to view the DCT5100
output. Connecting the DCT5100 in this manner will remove its
high definition video capability.
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Disconnect power from the DCT5100 before connecting or
changing cable connections.
The DCT5100 offers Component and DVI video outputs. These outputs
provide a high level of video quality. If your High Definition television
(HDTV) or home theater receiver supports either of these connections,
use one or the other instead of the RCA type or S-Video connections.
For more information on connecting High Definition video, see
“Connecting your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video Only” on page 16.
CAUTION!
Do not place anything on top of the DCT5100, especially other home
entertainment components. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation to
prevent overheating.
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RF BYPASS
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TO
TV/VCR
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AUDIO IN
L
SPDIF
PRINTER
VIDEO
OUT
IN
RPT OUT
DVI-D OUT
IR
RF IN
AUDIO OUT
USB
IEEE 1394
S-VIDEO
RF IN
Y
Pb
Pr
TV
Pass Card
OPTICAL
SPDIF
RF
OUT
CONV
OUT
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
CONV
IN
CABLE
IN
TO
TV/VCR
CABLE
IN
From cable outlet
To TV
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The DCT5100 may be equipped with an optional RF Bypass switch.
When the optional RF bypass switch is activated, it routes the cable
signal directly to a cable-ready TV, bypassing the DCT5100. This
configuration enables you to view clear analog programming on the
direct cable signal should the DCT5100 be powered off.
The RF bypass is not available on all cable systems.
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OPTIMIZING YOUR DCT5100 OUTPUT SETTINGS
The Motorola DCT5100 delivers high-quality video for high definition TVs
using the YPbPr (component) and DVI-D video (optional) connectors.
This section describes how to use the on-screen display to set your
DCT5100 to automatically optimize both standard and high definition
video based on your HDTV and personal preferences.
You can use your on-screen menu to configure your high definition
settings for TV type, DVI and/or YPbPr video output and closed
captioning.
To access your high definition settings, ensure that your DCT5100 is
plugged into a power outlet and is turned off. Press the MENU key on the
front panel. If your TV is on, the on-screen display menu appears listing
the settings you can configure.
DVI/YPbPr OUTPUT
Use your remote control or the cursor keys on the front panel to navigate
the on-screen display. Press the ▲ and ▼ keys to highlight the setting
you wish to change. Press the ► key to select an option for that setting.
To exit the setting and move to another setting, use the ▲ and ▼ keys.
To exit the menu and save your settings, press the POWER or MENU key.
The high definition settings are described in the table on the following
pages.
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The DVI/YPbPr OUTPUT setting displays as YPbPr OUTPUT if you are
not using the DVI video connection. The user settings will also be
displayed on the front panel LED whether your TV is off or on.
If the on-screen display menu does not appear on your HDTV screen,
your TV may not support the default video output setting. Use the
DCT5100 front panel LED to view and change your settings.
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User Options
Setting
Description
TV Type
Selects the type of TV. The LED panel will display the output
type you have selected. Defaults to 16:9.
Options are 16:9 (for wide screen TVs); 4:3 LETTERBOX or
4:3 PAN/SCAN (for normal TVs).
4:3 LETTERBOX fits High Definition programming onto your
screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom of the
screen. 4:3 PAN/SCAN fills the entire screen by cropping the
left and right edges of enhanced definition widescreen
programming.
Y Pb Pr
Output
Selects the video display for the DVI and YPbPr component
video outputs. The LED panel will display the format you have
selected. Defaults to 1080i.
Options are 1080i, 720p, 480p, or 480i.
Some TVs can only support certain display formats. Check
your TV User Guide for more information. If you are not using
an HDTV, selecting a format other than 480i will cause the
on-screen display to go blank. If this happens you can still
view your settings on the LED panel to change the format back
to 480i.
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Setting
Description
4:3 Override
Selects the output format for 4:3 standard definition pictures.
Defaults to 480i.
Options are OFF, 480i or 480p. If the DVI/YPbPr Output is set
to 480i, this setting becomes redundant and defaults to OFF.
This setting provides the ability to specify how 4:3 pictures are
to be displayed on your TV. Most TV programming is 4:3
aspect ratio (square).
Selecting OFF will display regular TV programs that are 4:3
aspect ratio in widescreen format. If you have a widescreen
TV, black bars will be placed on the left and right of the picture
to fit your screen. Selecting OFF when you have a 4:3 TV
Type may result in a small picture and black bars around the
entire picture.
Selecting 480i will transmit TV programs that are not high
definition in their original 480i format. Some TVs cannot
display 480i format on their component video inputs (Y Pb Pr).
Check your TV User Guide for more information.
Selecting 480p will convert TV programs that are not high
definition to a higher quality 480p format. Some TVs cannot
display 480p format on their component video inputs
(Y Pb Pr). Check your TV User Guide for more information.
Closed
Caption
Turns closed captions off or on. The LED panel will display the
status of the closed captions. Defaults to DISABLED.
Options are ENABLED or DISABLED.
Pen Size
Selects the font size for closed captions. Defaults to AUTO.
Options are AUTO, STANDARD, LARGE, or SMALL.
Font Style
Selects the font style for closed captions. Defaults to AUTO.
Options are AUTO, MONO SERIF, PROPORTION SERIF,
MONO NO SERIF, PROPORTION NO SERIF, CASUAL,
CURSIVE, or SMALL.
Foreground
Color
Selects the foreground color for closed captions. Defaults
to AUTO.
Foreground
Opacity
Selects the opacity of the closed captions foreground. Defaults
to AUTO.
Options are AUTO, WHITE, BLACK, RED, GREEN, BLUE,
YELLOW, MAGENTA, or CYAN.
Options are AUTO, TRANSPARENT, TRANSLUCENT,
SOLID, or FLASHING.
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Setting
Description
Background
Color
Selects the background color for closed captions. Defaults
to AUTO.
Background
Opacity
Selects the background opacity for closed captions. Defaults
to AUTO.
Service
Selection
Selects the service to be used for closed captions. Defaults to
AUTO.
Options are AUTO, WHITE, BLACK, RED, GREEN, BLUE,
YELLOW, MAGENTA, or CYAN.
Options are AUTO, TRANSPARENT, TRANSLUCENT,
SOLID, or FLASHING.
Options are AUTO, PRIMARY LANGUAGE,
SECONDARY LANGUAGE, 3, 4, 5, or 6.
Settings
Selects the default settings for closed captions (AUTO) or the
settings you have configured (USER). Defaults to AUTO.
Options are AUTO or USER.
Restore
Defaults
Resets the on-screen display options to their default settings.
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DCT5100 User Guide
CONNECTING YOUR DCT5100
This section describes how to connect the DCT5100 to your home
entertainment system.
Instructions and diagrams are included for the following connections to
the DCT5100:
•
High Definition Television (HDTV)
•
Stereo TV
•
Stereo TV and Stereo VCR
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A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR
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Stereo TV, VCR, and DVD
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TV, Stereo VCR, DVD, and Stereo Receiver or Amplifier
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1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT5100.
2
Connect the component video cables to the Y, Pb, and Pr
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Connect a DVI cable to the DVI-D OUT connector on the DCT5100
and the DVI-HDTV connector on your TV.
These connections support only the video connection between the
DCT5100 and the HDTV. Continue to connect audio and video cables for
other equipment as described in those sections.
For information on configuring your DCT5100 settings, see “Optimizing
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Connecting a Stereo TV
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT5100.
2
Connect a second RF coaxial cable to the TO TV/VCR connector on
the DCT5100 and the CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the TV.
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Connect the stereo audio cable to the AUDIO R and L connectors on
the DCT5100 and the AUDIO LEFT and AUDIO RIGHT connectors on
the stereo TV. Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector
on the DCT5100 and the INPUT VIDEO on the TV or an S-video
cable to the S-VIDEO connectors on the DCT5100 and the TV.
This video connection method does not support High Definition video.
For more information, see “Connecting your DCT5100 to an HDTV –
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DCT5100 User Guide
Connecting a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT5100.
2
Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT R and L connectors
on the DCT5100 and the INPUT AUDIO R and L connectors on the
stereo VCR.
3
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the DCT5100
and the INPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo VCR.
4
Connect a stereo audio cable to the OUTPUT AUDIO R and L
connectors on the Stereo VCR and the INPUT AUDIO RIGHT and LEFT
connectors on the stereo TV.
5
Connect a video cable to the OUTPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo
VCR and the INPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo TV.
The video connection method does not support high definition video. For
more information, see “Connecting your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video
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Connecting an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT5100.
2
Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT R and L connectors
on the DCT5100 and the INPUT R and L connectors on the
A/V receiver.
3
Connect a video cable to the video out connector on the DCT5100
and the cable/tv video connector on the A/V receiver.
4
Connect a stereo audio cable to the vcr audio out r and l
connectors on the A/V receiver and the input audio r and l
connectors on the stereo VCR.
5
Connect a stereo audio cable to the output audio out r and l
connectors on the stereo VCR and the vcr audio in r and l
connectors on the A/V receiver.
6
Connect a video cable to the input video connector on the stereo
VCR and the video vcr out connector on the A/V receiver.
7
Connect a video cable to the output video connector on the stereo
VCR and the video vcr in connector on the A/V receiver.
8
Connect a video cable to the input video connector on the stereo
TV and the tv/monitor output video connector on the A/V receiver.
If your equipment supports it, the optical (OPTICAL SPDIF) or coaxial
(SPDIF) audio outputs may be used in place of the stereo audio outputs
(AUDIO R and L). In most cases these outputs offer a higher level of audio
quality, including support for 5.1 surround sound.
If your equipment supports it, S-video connections may be used in place
of the standard RCA video connections. In most cases, S-video offers a
higher level of standard definition video quality than RCA video.
The optional connections marked with an * allow you to use the
DCT5100 and TV without powering-on the VCR and A/V Receiver:
•
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the TO TV/VCR connector on the
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•
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the TO TV connector on the stereo
VCR and the CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the stereo TV.
The video connection method does not support high definition video. For
more information, see “Connecting your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video
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Connecting a Stereo TV, VCR, and DVD
This cable configuration may be used for a mono or stereo VCR,
because the VCR audio and video jacks are not used.
If your TV supports multiple sets of video and audio inputs (such as
VID1, VID2, etc.), see the diagram Connecting a Stereo TV and Stereo
VCR to connect your DCT5100, VCR and TV. When you have completed
those connections, refer to the diagram illustrated here to connect your
DVD to your TV.
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the CABLE
connector on the DCT5100.
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2
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the TO TV/VCR connector on the
DCT5100 and the CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the VCR.
3
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the TO TV connector on the VCR
and the CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the stereo TV.
4
Connect a stereo audio cable to the INPUT AUDIO LEFT and RIGHT
connectors on the stereo TV and the AUDIO OUT ANALOG R and L
connectors on the DVD.
5
Connect a video cable to the INPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo
TV and the VIDEO OUT VIDEO connector on the DVD.
Or
Connect an S-video cable to the INPUT S-VIDEO connector on the
stereo TV and the VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO connector on the DVD.
The video connection method does not support high definition video. For
more information, see “Connecting your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video
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DCT5100 User Guide
Connecting a TV, Stereo VCR, DVD, and Stereo Receiver
or Amplifier
This cable configuration can be used for a mono or stereo TV because
the TV audio and video jacks are not used.
If your TV supports multiple sets of video and audio inputs (such as
VID1, VID2, etc.) see “Connecting a DCT5100 to an A/V Receiver, TV,
and Stereo VCR”. When you have completed those connections, refer to
the diagram illustrated here to connect your DVD to your TV.
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the CABLE
connector on the DCT5100.
IN
2
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the TO TV/VCR connector on the
DCT5100 and the CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the stereo VCR.
3
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the TO TV connector on the stereo
VCR and the CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the TV.
4
Connect a set of stereo audio cables between the AUDIO OUT
R and L connectors on the DCT5100 and the AUX IN R and L
connectors on the stereo receiver or amplifier.
5
Connect a stereo audio cable from the TAPE OUT R and L connectors
on the stereo receiver or amplifier and the INPUT AUDIO R and L
connector on the stereo VCR.
6
Connect a stereo audio cable to the OUTPUT AUDIO R and L
connectors on the stereo VCR and the TAPE 1 IN R and L connectors
on the stereo receiver or amplifier.
7
Connect a stereo audio cable to the CD IN R and L connectors on
the stereo receiver or amplifier and the AUDIO OUT ANALOG R and L
connectors on the DVD.
8
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the DVD and
the INPUT VIDEO connector on the TV.
To watch TV or view VCR recordings, the TV must be tuned to the
DCT5100 and VCR output channel, typically 3 or 4. To watch a DVD, the
TV VIDEO input must be used.
The video connection method does not support high definition video. For
more information, see “Connecting Your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video
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DCT5100 User Guide
Connecting a TV, VCR, DVD, and A/V Receiver or Amplifier
This cable configuration may be used for a mono or stereo TV, because
the TV audio and video jacks are not used.
When using a mono VCR with this setup, a stereo audio cable with a
Y-cable adapter is needed to connect the mono VCR to the A/V receiver
or amplifier.
Please refer to the Audio and Video Options on the following page for
more information on this cable configuration.
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT5100.
2
Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT R and L connectors
on the DCT5100 and the VIDEO 1 AUDIO R and L connectors on the
A/V receiver or amplifier.
3
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the DCT5100
and the VIDEO 1 video connector on the A/V receiver or amplifier.
4
Connect a stereo audio cable to the DVD AUDIO R and L connectors
on the A/V receiver or amplifier and the AUDIO OUT ANALOG R and L
connectors on the DVD.
5
Connect a video cable to the DVD VIDEO connector on the
A/V receiver or amplifier and the VIDEO OUT VIDEO connector on the
DVD.
6
Connect a stereo audio cable to the VCR IN AUDIO R and L
connectors on the A/V receiver or amplifier and the OUTPUT AUDIO R
and L connectors on the VCR.
7
Connect a video cable to the VCR IN VIDEO connector on the A/V
receiver or amplifier and the OUTPUT VIDEO connector on the VCR.
8
Connect a stereo audio cable to the VCR OUT AUDIO R and L
connectors on the A/V receiver or amplifier and the INPUT AUDIO R
and L connectors on the VCR.
9
Connect a video cable to the VCR OUT VIDEO connector on the A/V
receiver or amplifier and the INPUT VIDEO connector on the VCR.
10 Connect a video cable to the TV/MONITOR OUTPUT connector on the
A/V receiver or amplifier and the INPUT VIDEO connector on the TV.
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The optional connections marked with an * allow you to use the
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•
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the TO TV/VCR connector on the
DCT5100 and the CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the VCR.
•
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the TO TV connector on the VCR
and the CABLE/ANTENNA IN connector on the TV.
Video Option
If your equipment supports it, S-video connections may be used in place
of the standard RCA video connections. In most cases, S-video offers a
higher level of standard definition video quality than RCA video.
Audio Option
If your equipment supports it, the optical (OPTICAL SPDIF) or coaxial
digital (SPDIF) audio outputs may be used in place of the stereo audio
outputs (AUDIO R and L). In most cases these outputs offer a higher level
of audio quality, including support for 5.1 Surround Sound.
The video connection method does not support high definition video. For
more information, see “Connecting Your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video
Only” on page 16.
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DCT5100 User Guide
RECORDING YOUR CONNECTIONS
Use this diagram to record connections between your home
entertainment components. Later, you can use this diagram to reconnect
your system if you move the equipment or add new equipment.
Disconnect the power from the DCT5100 before connecting or changing
cable connections. Do not place another component or object on top of
the DCT5100.
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VIDEO PLUS GRAPHICS DISPLAYS
The DCT5100 is capable of generating graphics that are not part of the
broadcast programming and can either overlay the active video or fill the
entire television screen. Common examples of graphics include
On-Screen Menus (such as the DCT5100’s User Setting menu), Closed
Captions, and Interactive Program Guides. The DCT5100 overlays these
graphics whenever you pull up a menu, enable closed captions, or scroll
through a program grid.
The DCT5100 has several different video output and mode combinations
that can be used to view programming. However, these additional
graphics are not available on all of these combinations. The following
table summarizes the availability of video plus graphics for each video
output combination of the DCT5100:
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DCT5100 Video Outputs
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Video Only
Video Only
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Video Only
Video Only
Video Only
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Video +
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Video Only
Video Only
Video Only
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Video +
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Video +
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Keep in mind that the 4:3 Override Feature gives you the option to
specify a preferred Output Mode for viewing HD programming and a
separate Output Mode for viewing 4:3 SD programming over the DVI and
YPbPr output connections. If the 4:3 Override is set to 480i and you are
tuned to a 4:3 SD channel, the DCT5100 will generate video plus
graphics on all of its outputs even if the DVI/YPrPb Output Mode is set to
1080i, 720p, or 480p.
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DATA DEVICES
Home Eth ernet
Network
USB
devices
Do not attempt to connect data devices without contacting your service
provider. Advanced data features require the proper application and
network infrastructure to operate.
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Data Features
In addition to high quality audio and video, the DCT5100 delivers
high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail, IP Telephony,
E-Commerce, and home banking. The integrated cable modem, USB
and Ethernet ports will also allow you to network PCs, printers and digital
audio/video devices.
Your DCT5100 may be equipped with the interface connections
illustrated, but their functionality depends on the services offered by your
service provider.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before calling your service provider, review this troubleshooting guide.
This information is to help you quickly solve a problem. If your problem
still exists, contact your service provider.
Problem
Possible Solution
The DCT5100 will
not power on
Verify that the AC power cord is connected to the
DCT5100 and an AC outlet.
If the DCT5100 is connected to a switched outlet on
another unit, verify that that unit is powered on.
Press the power button on the DCT5100 front panel
instead of the remote control. The batteries in the remote
control may be depleted.
The DCT5100 may have received a software update and
may not power on while the new software is being
installed. Try again in a few minutes.
The remote control
does not work
Verify that the remote control is in “Cable” mode.
Verify that there are no obstructions between the remote
control and the DCT5100. Aim the remote control directly
at the DCT5100 front panel, not the TV or VCR.
The angle between the remote control and the DCT5100
may be too large. Stand in front of the DCT5100 and not
too far to either side.
Press and release operation keys one at a time, firmly
and deliberately.
Try changing channels using the buttons on the
DCT5100 front panel.
Check the batteries in the remote control. Install new
batteries if needed.
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Problem
Possible Solution
There is no audio
when viewing cable
channels
Verify that the mute button on the DCT5100 or the
remote control has not been pressed. Press mute on the
remote control to restore sound.
If the DCT5100 audio output is connected to the TV,
verify that the Mute button on the TV has not been
pressed.
If the DCT5100 audio output is connected to a home
theater receiver, verify that the receiver is set to the
appropriate input source and the mute button on the
receiver has not been pressed.
Verify that you have the correct cables for the audio
ports.
Verify that the audio cables are firmly connected
between the DCT5100 and the audio playback device
(TV, receiver, etc.).
There is no audio
from the center
and/or surround
speakers of a home
theater receiver
connected to the
DCT5100
Not all Dolby Digital programs feature full 5.1 surround
sound. In some cases, the programs may only contain
left and right stereo audio.
Verify that the SPDIF cable (coaxial or optical) is firmly
connected to the DCT5100 and the home theater
receiver.
Verify that the home theater receiver is set to a surround
sound audio mode (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic).
Verify that the receiver is properly configured to work
with all connected speakers.
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DCT5100 User Guide
Problem
Possible Solution
There is no video
on the TV screen
Verify that the TV is powered on and set to the
appropriate input source for the DCT5100.
Verify that the DCT5100 is powered on and tuned to an
authorized cable channel.
Verify that the coaxial cable feed is firmly connected to
the DCT5100 and the wall jack.
The DCT5100 DVI output may not yet be enabled. Use
the component video (Y Pb Pr) output instead.
If the DCT5100 video output is connected to a home
theater unit, verify that the home theater unit is powered
on and set to the appropriate input source.
Not all HDTVs can display every output format (1080i,
720p, 480p, or 480i) available on the DCT5100. Enter
the User Settings menu and cycle through the available
output formats until a picture displays on the TV.
Verify that all video cables between the DCT5100 and
the TV are firmly connected.
There are no
graphics, closed
captions, or
program guides
appearing on the
TV screen
The DCT5100 cannot generate graphics on all video
outputs at all times. If the DCT5100 is set to 1080i, 720p,
or 480p output format, graphics are only available on the
high definition video outputs (DVI and component video).
If the DCT5100 is set to 480i, graphics are available on
all video outputs.
If the DCT5100 is connected to a standard definition
(SD) TV, verify that the DCT5100 is configured to use
the 480i output mode.
Verify that closed captions on the DCT5100 have been
enabled in the User Settings menu.
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Problem
Possible Solution
There are black
bars to the right
and left of the
picture
Wide screen TVs display 4:3 programs in this format
unless set to Stretch. Turn on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature
in the User Settings menu. This enables most wide
screen TVs to stretch the video to fill the screen (see the
TV manual for information about stretching 4:3 video).
If the DCT5100 is connected to a wide screen TV, verify
that the TV TYPE is set to 16:9 in the User Settings
menu.
Many HD programs are broadcast in pillar-box format
with black bars to the left and right of the picture. These
programs are broadcast in 16:9 HD formats even though
the video is not 16:9.
There are black
bars above and
below the picture
All 4:3 HDTVs display HD programs in letterbox format
(black bars above and below the picture) because of the
shape of the display screen.
Turn on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature in the User Settings
menu. This enables most standard screen TVs to display
a full screen picture when the DCT5100 is tuned to a 4:3
program.
Set the TV TYPE to 4:3 Pan-Scan. This enables the
DCT5100 to remove the black bars above and below the
picture when possible.
Some SD programs are broadcast in the letterbox format
with black bars above and below the picture. Some wide
screens TVs offer a zoom feature that may be able to
remove the black bars (see the TV manual for
information about zooming 4:3 video).
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DCT5100 User Guide
Problem
Possible Solution
There are black
bars on all four
sides of the picture
This may occur on a 4:3 TV if the 4:3 OVERRIDE setting
is OFF. To cause 4:3 SD programming to fill the screen,
depending on the capabilities of the TV, set
4:3 OVERRIDE to 480i or 480p.
This may occur on a 16:9 TV if the active video for an SD
broadcast is in letterbox format. To confirm, wait for a
commercial or look for a graphic, such as a network logo.
If the commercial fills the screen from top to bottom, or
the graphic appears below the active video, the program
is being letterboxed by the broadcaster. You can
minimize this by activating the zoom feature on the TV.
A broadcaster may include black bars on either side of a
wide screen broadcast. This is called a “hybrid” aspect
ratio and results in a black border surrounding the video
on a 4:3 TV. Because this is part of the broadcast, the
DCT5100 cannot correct the video. You may be able to
minimize the border using the zoom feature on the TV.
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