STB101XI Digital Box
Instruction Manual
IMPORTANT: Please read all instructions
carefully before use and keep for future reference.
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Introduction
Thank you for choosing this STB101XI Digital Box.
Not only can it receive over 50 digital TV channels, but you can also listen to
up to 24 digital radio stations, all at the touch of a button.
IMPORTANT: Use of any electrical equipment should be undertaken with care. Please
read the safety section on page 20-21 before using your Digital Box. This appliance is
for household use only.
A Digital Box lets you access the free
digital channels that are broadcast in
the UK. It uses a digital signal, received
through your normal aerial and lets you
watch it through your existing television.
Over 50 digital TV channels.
Up to 24 digital radio stations.
No subscription, no contract, no fuss.
No installation, easy set up.
Red button interactive services.
IMPORTANT: The screens and illustrations shown in this instruction manual are
for reference and instruction purposes only, and may not exactly represent the final
product.
Coverage
Check coverage in your area.
Text your postcode, followed by your house number or name to 83331*.
Or visit www.freeview.co.uk
*e.g. NW9 6NY (Costs no more than a normal text.)
The FREEVIEW service is subject to coverage. An aerial upgrade may be required. The FREEVIEW, FREEVIEW+,
FREEVIEW+ HD words and logos are trade marks of DTV Services LTD. DTV Services Ltd 2002, 2008.
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What’s in the box?
Your new Digital Box
Remote control
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2
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INFO
WIDE
3
BACK
EPG
MENU
EXIT
OK
2x AAA Batteries
VOL
SWAP
CH
TEXT
SUBT
TV/VCR
Other things you will need
Roof top aerial
It is recommended that you use a wideband rooftop aerial in order for your Digital Box to work
properly. For more information visit www.digitaluk.co.uk.
Scart cable
You will need a Scart cable to connect between your Digital Box and your TV.
Contents
01 Your Digital Box....................4
06 Advanced features....... 12-16
02 Your remote control.............5
07 Re-tuning...........................17
03 Connecting up......................6
08 Troubleshooting.................18
04 Getting started....................7
09 Specifications....................19
05 Daily use........................ 9-11
10 Safety.......................... 20-21
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Your Digital Box
Front view
Remote control sensor
Back view
Mains cable
Scart connector for
connection to TV
Aerial Input.
Connect the aerial
to this socket
Aerial Output.
Connect the supplied
RF lead to the TV.
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Your remote control
02
STANDBY Power On/Standby.
NUMBER PAD Enter values and
select the channel directly by
entering its number.
WIDE Adjust the aspect ratio
of the video output.
MUTE Turns the volume on and off.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
WIDE
0
INFO
EPG Display the EPG
Electronic Program Guide.
MENU Opens the menu so that
you can change the settings of
your Digital Box.
BACK
EPG
MENU
EXIT
INFO Display the Info bar.
BACK Navigate one step
backwards in menus.
EXIT Closes the on screen menus.
OK Confirm selection in menu/on
screen displays.
NAVIGATION
Navigate up/down/left/right
in menus/on screen displays.
VOLUME UP
OK
CHANNEL UP
VOL
CH
CHANNEL DOWN
VOLUME DOWN
COLOUR BUTTONS
For interactive function
SWAP Switches to the
previously watched channel
TEXT
Display Digital Teletext
where available.
SWAP
TEXT
SUBT
TV/VCR
TV/VCR Not used on this model.
SUBTITLE Cycle through the
available subtitles for the current
broadcast.
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Connecting up
Getting connected
Connecting to the TV with SCART
TV
SCART Cable*
*Not supplied
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Getting started
1
Install batteries in remote
Remove the battery cover.
4
5
6
Insert two size AAA batteries so that the ‘+’ and ‘-’ marks on the
batteries match the ‘+’ and ‘-’ marks inside the unit.
Replace the battery cover.
+
+
2
Plug in and switch on
Insert the Digital Box mains plug into a mains socket.
Switch your TV on.
3
The Easy install screen
The first time installation will
appear on screen. Select the
aspect ratio (screen size),
using the }| buttons to
move between the options:
NORMAL and WIDESCREEN.
Press the OK button to start
the installation. The Digital
Box will automatically begin
to tune.
First Time Installation
Select Your TV Screen type using the arrow buttons
NORMAL
Press OK to start Tuning Scan
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Getting started
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Tuning in
When your digital box is tuning
in, you will see the channels
that have been found during
the installation listed (right).
This screen also shows you,
the signal strength and quality
of the signal being received.
It will take a few minutes for
your digital box to find all the
channels.
5
Tuning Menu
Channels
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BBC ONE
BBC TWO
ITV 1
BBC THREE
BBC FOUR
ITV3
SKY THREE
Progress
17%
84%
Signal Strength
Exit
Installation complete
When installation has successfully completed, the channel at the top of the
channel list will be shown on your TV. The information banner for this channel will
be displayed for a few seconds.
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BBC ONE
12/08/2009
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1/1
22:32:30
22:25-22:35 BBC London News
22:35-22.45 The National Lottery Draws
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Problems installing?
If steps 1 to 5 have not installed your digital box, there are a couple of things that
you should retry.
1. Check all connections to your digital box and TV, making sure that they are secure and connected to the correct sockets. See page 6.
2. Try the installation again:
• Press the MENU button on your remote control.
• Select ‘System Installation’ using the up and down arrows.
• Press the „ button to select ‘Auto Scan’.
• Press the OK button.
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Daily use
Commonly used features
Using the EPG
As with most of your electrical goods, there
will be functions you use everyday, and
others that you need only occasionally.
We’ve put the most commonly used
functions in this section so you can get your
Digital Box up and running as quickly as
possible.
The Electronic Programme Guide, or EPG,
is an on-screen TV guide. It shows all
scheduled programmes in advance for every
tuned in channel.
We suggest you read this section carefully,
then use the other sections to dip in to
whenever you need some extra details or
some guidance for settings.
Press the EPG button on the remote control
to access the guide.
EPG Information (7 Day)
14:30 - 16:30
14:42:17
Drama
During an evening of unusual entertainment,
there is magic, illusion, sleight of hand and murder. Lt Colombo sets out to find out how the
crime was committed.
Channel
Using the Main Menu
15/08/2009
Colombo
place pic here
Programmes on Sun 16/08, 14:30-16:30
BBC ONE
14:30 Colombo
BBC TWO
16:30 Lewis.
ITV1
Channel Manager
Channel Organiser
Channel 4
FIVE
System Installation
-2Hrs
Settings
Accessories
[Ok] -Select Exit
The main menu gives you access to all the
functions and features of your new digital
box and displays the currently selected
channel.
To view the main menu,
1
Press the MENU button on your remote
control.
2
Use the
buttons to select an
option, and then press OK to open it.
+2Hrs
-Day
+Day
Information
Exit Ok
Watch
You can use the
buttons to select a
different channel. Press OK to watch the
selected channel in the preview window.
To watch the selected programme in full
screen and close the EPG window, press the
EXIT button.
You can use the coloured buttons on your
remote control to change the EPG to a
different time. The red button will move
backwards 2 hours, the green button will go
forwards 2 hours, the yellow button will go
back 24 hours and the blue button will go
forwards 24 hours.
To go back to the previous screen or menu,
1
Press the BACK button;
2
Press the EXIT button when you want to
close a menu.
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Daily use
Now and Next
You can change the view of the EPG to a
now and next format by pressing the MENU
button when the EPG is open.
EPG Information (Now/Next)
14:30 - 16:30
15/08/2009
Colombo
14:42:17
Drama
During an evening of unusual entertainment,
there is magic, illusion, sleight of hand and murder. Lt Colombo sets out to find out how the
crime was committed.
Channel
Programmes on Sun 16/08, 14:30-16:30
Road Wars
12 Yesterday
Big Brother
13 Channel 4+1
Close
Ugly Betty
14 More 4
The Scanalous Adve...
The Victorian Sex Ex...
Street Wars
The Alan Clarke Diaries
The League of Extrao...
-2Hrs
+2Hrs
-Day
+Day
Riff-Raff
Information
Exit Ok
Watch
The now and next view is handy if you
looking for a programme to watch.
Both EPG views also contains digital radio
channels. These are usually saved to the
higher numbers, starting at around channel
700.
Changing the channel
You can select the channel you want to
watch by using the CH and CH buttons
on the remote control.
As you change the channel the information
bar will be shown on screen for a few
seconds.
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BBC ONE
12/08/2009
S
You can change the volume of your Digital
Box by using the VOL and VOL buttons
on the remote control. VOL will increase
the volume and VOL will decrease the
volume.
DON’T FORGET! You may need to check the
volume setting on your TV, as this volume
control changes the digital box only.
11 SKY THREE
15 Film 4
Changing the volume
1/1
22:32:30
22:25-22:35 BBC London News
22:35-22.45 The National Lottery Draws
To turn the volume off, press the mute
button on the remote control. To turn it back
on, press the mute button again.
Using subtitles
To use subtitles, press the SUBT button on
the remote control. When subtitles have
been turned on, the panel shown below left
will be displayed and the subtitle text will
start to display on screen.
Press the SUBT button again to turn off
subtitles. The panel shown below right will
be displayed and the subtitle text will no
longer be displayed.
Subtitle
Subtitle
On
Off
DON’T FORGET! Subtitles are only shown
when they are broadcast with the
programme. Not all programmes have
subtitles.
This shows details of the currently showing
and the next programme for the selected
channel.
Alternatively you can use the number
buttons to key in the channel number.
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Daily use
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The info banner
Using digital text
The info banner can be accessed when your
are watching a TV programme, by pressing
the INFO button.
Many digital channels also provide digital
text. For example this could be information
about programmes, the weather, news and
many other topics.
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BBC ONE
12/08/2009
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1/1
22:32:30
22:25-22:35 BBC London News
22:35-22.45 The National Lottery Draws
The info banner shows you the date, time
and signal strength, and also shows you
details of the programme your watching and
the next programme following it.
To use digital text, press the TEXT button on
the remote control. An example is shown
below.
If you press the INFO button again, you
will see an extended view, with more
information about the programme. An
example is shown below.
Extended EPG
15:00- 16:30
12/08/2009
Triathlon World Championship
DON’T FORGET! Not all channels have
digital text.
Coverage of the World Championship Series,
in which the worldís top triathletes, including
Britainsís Alistair Brownlee, do battle in Hyde Park,
London. Matt Chilton comments...
Exit
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Daily use
to remind you again in a few minutes. Press the OK button to confirm.
Setting a reminder
You can set your Digital Box to remind you
when a programme you want to watch is
about to start.
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2
3
6
Press the EPG button.
Overlapping reminders
Scroll to the programme you want to be
reminded about using the arrow buttons.
Press the OK button. A please wait
message will be displayed for a short
time and then the EPG will be updated
with your setting.
EPG Information (7 Day)
14:30 - 16:30
15/08/2009
Colombo
Drama
During an evening of unusual entertainment,
there is magic, illusion, sleight of hand and murder. Lt Colombo sets out to find out how the
crime was committed.
Channel
14:42:17
place pic here
If a reminder clashes with the start time
of a reminder already set, a warning pop
up window will be shown.
Requested Reminder
America’s Got Talent
Overlaps with existing reminder
Flog It!
Cancel requested reminder
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08/08/2009 16:30 - 17:00
08/08/2009 16:30 - 17:30
Replace existing reminder
Press the red button to delete the old
reminder and replace it with the new
one, or press the green button, to cancel
the new reminder and keep the existing
one.
Programmes on Sun 16/08, 14:30-16:30
 Colombo
BBC ONE
14:30
BBC TWO
16:30 Lewis.
ITV1
Channel 4
FIVE
-2Hrs
4
+2Hrs
-Day
+Day
Information
Exit Ok
Watch
A clock icon will be placed adjacent to
the selected programme name. The
reminder has now been set.
Press the EXIT button when you want
to go back to the programme you were
watching.
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When the reminder time has been reached a pop up box will appear.
Reminder
Yes
No
Delay
Use the left and right arrow keys to
choose ‘Yes’ to go to the programme, ‘No’ to delete the reminder, or ‘Delay’ 12
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Advanced features
Organising your channels
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You can lock, skip, delete and move channels
in your channel list.
1
Press the MENU button to display the
main menu, see below.
Channel Organiser
Channel Manager
Press the 2 button to mark the selected
channel to be skipped when using the
CH and CH buttons to change
channel; a channel marked to be skipped
is identified in the channel list by an
arrow symbol.
Press the 3 button to delete the selected
channel.
Press the 4 button to move the channel
up or down the list.
System Installation
Settings
Accessories
[Ok] -Select Exit
2
Use the and buttons to select
‘Channel Manager’.
3
Press the „ button to select ‘Channel
Organiser’.
4
Press the OK button.
5
The channel list will be shown, see
below. From this menu you can organise
the list as required: lock, skip, delete and
move.
Channels
S.No
1/87
Channel
Lock
1 Lock
6
2 Skip
3 Del
4 Move
[Ok] - Save
When an item is deleted it will be
permanently removed from the list and
will no longer be accessible until re-tuned.
To move a channel,
1
Use the
channel.
2
Press the 4 button. The channel name
will be highlighted in grey.
3
Use the
buttons to move to the
position where you want to relocate the
channel.
4
Press the OK button.
Skip
BBC ONE
BBC TWO
ITV 1
BBC THREE
BBC FOUR
ITV3
SKY THREE
Yesterday
Channel 4+1
Exit
Press the 1 button to lock the selected
channel. When the Parental Lock is
set to on, ‘locked’ channels require a
password to be entered before they
can be watched; a locked channel is
identified in the channel list by a ‘lock’
symbol. The default password is 0000.
buttons to select the
DON’T FORGET! You can re-tune your
Digital Box to retrieve channels you have
deleted. See Re-tuning on page 17.
Use the and buttons to highlight the
channel you wish to edit.
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Advanced features
Settings menu
2
The settings menu lets you alter the default
settings of your Digital Box via the System
Setup and Factory Default functions.
1
Press the MENU button to display the main menu.
2
Use the
buttons to select ‘Settings’
and display the following window.
Press the OK button.
The OSD & TV menu will be displayed and
is shown below. The OSD & TV function
allows you to set the items listed.
The Aspect Ratio function lets you select the
screen display to be 16:9, 4:3 or AUTO. The
latter will automatically reformat according
to the program format.
3
OSD & TV
Aspect Ratio
Channel Manager
System Installation
System Setup
Factory Default
Settings
Accessories
Auto
Video Output
RGB
OSD Theme
Theme 1
Pref. Language
English
Low Power
On
[Ok] -Select Exit
[Ok] - Select
System Setup
1
Press the „ button to select ‘System
Set Up’.
2
Press the OK button.
3
The Settings menu will be displayed.
This has two sub menus ‘OSD & TV’ and
‘Parental Lock’ as shown below.
... System Setup
Channel Manager
System Installation
OSD & TV
Parental Lock
Exit
The Video Output function lets you choose
to use RGB or CVBS (composite) video. RGB
will give a better picture than CVBS.
The OSD Theme option lets you choose from
three different colour schemes for the onscreen and menu displays, theme 1, 2 and 3.
The only difference is the colour.
The Pref Language option lets you choose
from the selection of languages provided
for on-screen display. You can select from:
English, Gaelic, and Welsh.
The Low Power option lets you set the unit to
operate in low or standard power mode. Low
Power can be set to ‘On’ or ‘Off’.
Settings
Accessories
[Ok] -Select Exit
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OSD & TV
1 The ‘OSD & TV’ option will be selected. If
not, use the
buttons to select ‘it.
Use the
and the }| buttons to
select and change the ‘OSD & TV’
options as required.
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Advanced features
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Parental lock
The Parental Lock function in conjunction
with the Lock function in channel list,
allows you to control the content that may
be viewed on the TV; when set it will also
password protect the re-tune function.
If you change the setting to Off, the
password must be entered to allow the
setting change. The password can be
changed when required.
1
Use the
and the }| buttons to
highlight ‘Parental Lock’ and then press
the OK button to display the Parental
Lock window.
4
A message will be displayed briefly
when the the password has been
updated, and then the window will
close. If unsuccessful, you will be
prompted to enter the password again.
5
Make sure you have noted the new
password if one has been set.
DON’T FORGET! You will need to enter your
password when you want to run Factory
Reset, even when Parental Lock is Off.
Factory Default
This function resets all settings to the
factory default settings.
Parental Lock
1
On
Parental PIN
Old Password
New Password
Confirm New Password
To reset your Digital Box to the original
factory settings, select the ‘Factory
Default’ option in the menu.
? Confirmation
Warning all settings and channels stored will
be erased?
Yes
0-9
[Ok] - Select
No
Exit
Use the }| buttons to set ‘Parental
PIN’ to On or Off. When you change this
setting, a password entry box asks for
the password. The change will only be
activated when the correct password
has been entered.
To change your password,
2
1
Press the
button when you enter the
Parental Lock window.
2
New Password will be selected.
3
Enter the new password in and then
again to confirm.
2
Select ‘Yes’ in the box that displays and
then press the OK button.
3
You will need to enter the correct
password in the password box when
prompted by the ‘Password’ box.
Password
Enter the password using the numerical
buttons on the remote control.
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Advanced Features
4
After the correct 4-digit password has
been entered, your Digital Box will
reset all settings to the factory default
settings and will wait for you to press
the OK button to re-tune as ‘First Time
Installation’ (see page 6).
Information
Accessories
This menu gives you access to the ‘Software
Upgrade’ and ‘Information’ functions.
Channel Manager
System Installation
Information
The ‘Information’ window gives you
information about your Digital Box, see
below. It is useful to have this information
if you need to contact the call centre for
help.
S/W Upgrade via OTA
Information
H/W VERSION
S/W VERSION
Model Number
Subtitle Status
Language Status
No of Channel
Transmitter Name
: 5162v1.0
: A33ST10_17_0100
: STB101XI
: OFF
: English
: 53
: Tacolneston
Exit
Settings
Accessories
[Ok] -Select Exit
DON’T FORGET! The information shown
on your screen may differ to the one
shown above.
Software upgrade
Select ‘S/W Upgrade’ to search and install
new software if found. This function does
not affect your settings and stored channels.
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Re-tuning
Retuning your Digital Box
7
As digital switchover happens in your
region, and extra channels and services are
launched, you will need to retune your Digital
Box.
Tuning Menu
1
Press the MENU button.
2
Use the
buttons to select ‘System
Installation’.
Channel Manager
The re-tuning progress screen will be
displayed (below) which shows you
how many channels have been found
and saved. Scanning may take several
minutes to complete.
Channels
13
BBC ONE
BBC TWO
ITV 1
BBC THREE
BBC FOUR
ITV3
SKY THREE
Auto Scan
Progress
System Installation
17%
84%
Signal Strength
Settings
Accessories
Exit
8
OK
Exit
When finished, the following message
will be displayed briefly.
i Information
3
Please Wait ...
Press the } button to select ‘Auto scan’.
9
4
Press the OK button.
5
When you see the warning popup
screen, select ‘Yes’ using the the }|
buttons and then press the OK button.
The first channel in the channel list will
then be displayed. Its ‘Info’ banner will
also be displayed for a short time. Your
Digital Box has now been retuned.
? Confirmation
Full Rescan/All channels will be deleted?
Yes
6
No
If ‘ Parental Lock has been set to ‘On’,
the ‘Password’ box will display. Enter the
password to continue.
Password
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Troubleshooting
Please note indoor aerials are not recommended for use with this product
(this includes loft aerials) otherwise you may experience problems with
reception or picture break ups on some channels.
Problem
Possible cause
What to do
Standby light not lit
Mains lead unplugged
Mains fuse blown
Check mains lead
Check fuse
No signal found
Aerial is disconnected
Aerial is damaged/misaligned
Out of digital signal area
Check aerial lead
Check aerial
Ensure that you are capable of receiving
Digital TV
No picture or sound
Tuned to digital teletext channel
Switch to another channel
Scrambled channel
message
Channel is scrambled
This Digital Box is not able to decode
scrambled channels
No response to remote control
Digital Box is switched off
Handset not aimed correctly
Front panel obstructed
Remote batteries exhausted
Plug in and turn on plug
Aim remote at the front panel
Check for obstructions in front of the Digital Box
Replace the remote batteries
Forgotten PIN code
You have moved your
TV and you find you are
no longer able to receive
digital channels
Contact the helpline
The aerial feed maybe sent through a
distribution system which can/may reduce
the digital signal now received by the
Digital Box
Try a signal booster or a direct feed from the
aerial
Need extra help?
If you have a technical enquiry or a
problem with this Digital Box, just call
0845 640 3030
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Specifications
Tuner and channel
• RF input connector
(IEC-TYPE, IEC169-2, female)
• RF output connector
(IEC-TYPE, IEC169-2, male)
• Frequency range:
470MHz ~862MHz (UHF)
Decoder
• Transport stream
MPEG-2 ISO/IEC 13818
• Profile level
MAX. 15Mbit/s
• Input rate
MPEG-2 Main profile @main level
• Video format
4:3/16:9 Switchable
• Audio format
MPEG Layer I & II, 32 / 44.1 / 48KHz
• Video output
RGB, CVBS
Connection
• Main power cable
Fixed type
• Tuner
Aerial input
• Video
Single scart
Power supply
• Input voltage
AC 230V ~50/60Hz
• Power consumption
MAX. 5W/standby <1W
IMPORTANT: Due to continual revision and improvements to our products design,
specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Electrical Information
This Digital Box is fitted with a BS1363/A 13 amp plug. If it is not suitable for your supply
sockets it must be removed and replaced with an appropriate plug. If the plug becomes
damaged and/or needs to be replaced please follow the wiring instructions below. The plug
removed must be disposed of immediately. It must not be plugged into a supply socket as
this will be an electrical hazard. If the fuse needs to be replaced it must be of the same
rating and ASTA approved to BS1362. If the plug is changed, a fuse of the appropriate rating
must be fitted in the plug, adapter or at the distribution board. If the fuse in a moulded plug is
replaced, the fuse cover must be refitted before the appliance can be used.
Wiring Instructions
The supply cable will be either 2-core or 3-core. Follow the appropriate wiring instructions
given below. In both cases ensure that the outer sheath of the cable is firmly held by the
cable clamp.
3- Core plug
2- Core plug
WARNING: Do not connect either wire
to the earth terminal.
T his symbol indicates that this 2-core appliance is
Class II and does not require an earth connection.
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
Blue
(Neutral)
WARNING: This appliance must be earthed.
The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to the
terminal marked with the letter E, or by the earth symbol ,
or coloured green or green and yellow.
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
Fuse
Green & yellow
(Earth)
Fuse
Brown (Live)
Blue
(Neutral)
Brown (Live)
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Warnings
•Unqualified attempts to repair this Digital
Box will invalidate the warranty.
•Refer repairs to this Digital Box to a
qualified service personnel only.
•Do not disassemble this Digital Box.
•There are dangerous-voltage parts inside
that may cause electric shock even after
power is disconnected.
•Store your Digital Box in a clean, dry
environment.
•Unplug the Digital Box immediately if
it gets wet, and consult a servicing
technician.
•Always unplug the Digital Box before cleaning it.
•Wipe dust off the cabinet of the Digital Box
with a clean, dry and soft cloth.
•Do not place any objects on top of the Digital Box.
•Avoid exposing your Digital Box directly to
sunlight or other heat sources.
•Put your Digital Box in a well-ventilated
area away from high humidity.
•Do not expose this Digital Box to rain or
moisture, dripping or splashing.
•For stubborn stains use a damp (not dripping) cloth.
•Do not use any cleaning solutions on this
Digital Box.
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Safety Tips
If smoke, abnormal noise or odour comes
out of this Digital Box, unplug from the mains
supply immediately and contact the retailer.
Never try to repair the Digital Box on your
own. Always contact the dealer for repairs.
Note
This manual contains for-reference-only
graphics and information that are subject to
change without notice.
WEEE
This appliance is labelled in
accordance with European Directive
2002/96/EG concerning used
electrical and electronic appliances
(waste electrical and electronic
equipment - WEEE). The guideline
determines the framework for
the return and recycling of used
appliances as applicable throughout
the EU.
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Guarantee
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of 12 months.
This does not cover the product where the fault is due to misuse, abuse, use in contravention
of the instructions, or where the product has been the subject of unauthorised modification
or alterations, or has been the subject of commercial use.
In the event of a problem with the product within the guarantee period please return it to
your nearest store.
If the item is shown to have had an inherent defect present at the time of sale, the store will
provide you with a replacement.
Your statutory rights remain unaffected
Guarantor; Home Retail Group
489-499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW
Helpline: 0845 640 3030
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How the Digital switchover may
affect you:
Television in the UK is going digital, bringing
us all more choice and new services. Starting
in late 2007 and ending in 2012, television
services in the UK will go completely digital,
TV region by TV region.
The map shows when your area will
switchover to digital. When the TV
switchover happens in your area, there are
at least two occasions when you will need to
re-tune your Digital Box in order to continue
receiving your existing TV channels, and also
to pick up new ones.
Digital UK, the body leading the digital TV
switchover, will advise you when you need
to re-tune during the switchover.
For re-tuning instructions for this Digital Box
please see page 17 of this instruction book.
If you find you can’t receive the extra digital
channels, it may be because your area is
not covered by Freeview yet or that you
need an aerial upgrade.
Visit www.digitaluk.co.uk to check.
If you have any questions, please contact
your equipment supplier or call Digital UK
on 0845 6 50 50 50 or visit
www.digitaluk.co.uk.
When does switchover happen?
*Copeland switches on October 17, 2007
The exact date you
switch depends on the
transmitter you are
served by. To check
when you switch,
go to Digital UK’s
postcode checker on
www.digitaluk.co.uk
Check your ITV news
service or look at Teletext
page 106 to see what TV
region you’re in.
Visit us at digitaluk.co.uk call us on 0845 6 50 50 50 †
†Calls charged at BT rat e of 3p per minute daytime and 1p per minute evenings and weekends.
Rates may vary for calls from non-BT lines.
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