Motorola SET-TOP VIP1200 Owner`s manual

Appendix 2 – Access to Described Video
The following table presents information on methods of accessing DV as provided by the
BDU members of the DV Working Group. The information was collected in the summer
of 2010 by the CRTC, and updated by individual companies for this Report. The
questions asked by the CRTC with respect to access to DV were:
“How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If multiple interfaces exist
(e.g. in different regions), please provide separate responses for each.”
and,
“Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or must it be occasionally
reactivated? Please elaborate.”
1) Bell Aliant
How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
All Aliant TV programming is made available from a set-top box.
The EPG information fields signify program episodes that the
broadcaster has signified to have an accompanying DV track
symbol ( ).
Customers wishing to hear the DV track press the green B button
on their remote control (situated immediately above the GUIDE
button.
The customer’s selection of DV mode is confirmed by a flashing
notifier as shown below for 6 seconds:
Pressing the B button again toggles the DV audio selection back
to conventional audio.
Distinct buttons presses: 1 for on, another 1 for off
On-screen selections:
No on-screen navigation is required to
activate or de-activate DV reception
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if
available.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Brief description of user action required
Press B button on remote to activate
Press B button on remote to de-activate
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[X] default setting (set-and-forget)
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
2) Bell Satellite TV
Distinct buttons presses: All major DV channels are available in
Bell’s 2 digit channel tier which allows a DV customer to simply
press the up or down button on their remote control to scroll
through available DV content.
Bell also hosts the “Described Video Schedule” or DV EPG
channel which is located on channel 50. This DV EPG provides a
visual (large font) and auditable DV schedule of the available DV
programming in Bell’s 2 digit DV channel tier.
On-screen selections: DV audio is also available on the main
broadcast channels for which Bell distributes DV by switching to the
alternate audio option via menu selection. The following steps are
illustrated below in sequence. This is a set-and-forget option.
A user can identify if the program is broadcasting with DV by
selecting info on the remote while tuned to the main channel in the
EPG. (DV) will be present at the end of the program info.
An additional feature of Bell TV Satellite STB is a favourite list option.
This allows customers to create up to 4 user defined channel lists that
can be selected and displayed in the EPG (Electronic program
guide). Utilizing this feature with the 2 digit DV channels gives the
user an easy access experience with a single up or down button
push.
Below is a high level view on how a Bell TV favourite list works. This
feature is available via main menu on all currently sold Bell TV STB’s
Select menu on the remote control to access the preference menu (8)
where you will find the favourites option (2)
From here the user can define the list name and setup their channel
list. In this example we are setting a DV channel list.
Once the list is created and saved it will now appear in the EPG as a
selectable option when pressing guide. This option remains in the
EPG until the user selects a different list.
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[√ ] default setting (set-and-forget)
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[√ ] other
• Set-and-forget for viewing DV content on main broadcaster
channels
• Viewer simply tunes to the desired 2 digit DV channel
(See illustration in above section 3)
3) Bell TV - Fibe TV
Distinct buttons presses:
From watching live TV with the remote:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Press TRIANGLE (settings) to launch the Settings menu
Press SELECT to select “DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO”
Press DOWN to highlight “Descriptive Video on”
Press SELECT to select this
Press LEFT
Press UP to highlight “SAVE”
Press SELECT
Press EXIT to return to TV
On-screen selections view:
Navigation: To select descriptive video, first press menu on the
remote control and navigate across to settings. Next, select
general.
Selecting general will take you to the next screen bellow where the
user can then select “Descriptive Video”
From here the user can either enable or disable Descriptive Video.
Enabling Descriptive Video will activate the feature for channels
where it is available.
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[√ ] default setting (set-and-forget)
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
4) Cogeco
How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
Distinct buttons presses: On DTAs pressing the “Lang” button on
the remote control will cycle among the different audio tracks
available; one of them is ENM/FRM (DV Audio). On analog
services the stream is provided as SAP. Each TV set has its own
particular way to select SAP.
On-screen selections:
On DCTs the option can be toggled ON
and OFF via the “Audio” menu under “Home” -> “Setup”. There is
a specific option for descriptive audio enabling.
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if
available.
DCT
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Brief description of user action required
Press “Menu” on the remote
Select Setup
Select Audio
Toggle the Descriptive Audio option as desired
Press “Exit”
DTA
Step
1
Brief description of user action required
Press “Lang” on the remote until the ENM or FRM
language option appears on the screen
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[x] default setting (set-and-forget)
[x] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
For DCTs the setting remains in place until changed; for DTAs it
has to be reset every time the channel is changed. Analog
services will depend on the TV set SAP feature.
5) Eastlink
How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
Distinct buttons presses: see below
On-screen selections:
see below
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if
available.
For Analog Cable Customers: Customers select the “SAP” audio
setting on their TV (exact process varies by TV model)
For Digital Cable Customers:
Step
1
2
3
4
5
Step 1
Brief description of user action required
Press “Menu” twice
Scroll down to “Setup” and press “OK”
Scroll down to “Audio Setup” and press “OK”
Scroll down to “Descriptive Video Service” and
scroll to the right to change the setting to “on”
Press “Exit” on the remote
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[X] default setting (set-and-forget) *
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
*Some broadcasters do not carry regular audio during non-DVS programming. This
results in no audio being heard unless the customer selects regular audio again.
5) MTS Allstream
How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
MTS operates two distinct technologies for its television service, MTS
TV. The first, MTS Classic TV, launched in 2003 and has no capacity
for high definition or PVR. The second, MTS Ultimate TV, launched
in 2009 and provides all services. Whether a customer is provided
MTS Classic TV or MTS Ultimate TV is determined by whether or not
the customer wants HD, PVR, or other features that are exclusive to
MTS Ultimate TV.
Customers who would like to use DV are encouraged to use MTS
Ultimate TV.
MTS Ultimate TV:
MTS Ultimate TV uses Motorola VIP1216 and VIP1200 set-top boxes
(STB). One STB with a remote control is required for each TV.
MTS Ultimate TV is available in all communities where MTS provides
television service.
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if available.
MTS Ultimate TV provides the option of setting each STB audio to
default to either “English” (i.e. the normal audio track) or “DVS” (i.e.
the DV audio track). After the default is set, every channel change
will revert to the default. If the default is set to “DVS” and the channel
is changed to a programming service that does not provide DV, the
STB automatically switches to “English”. If the channel is then
changed to a programming service that provides DV, the STB reverts
to the default, “DVS”.
Each remote control for MTS Ultimate TV provides three
programmable buttons, thus giving every customer the option setting
one-button control for any three of a large selection of options. One
of these options is the ability to control the default audio, turning it off
or on. This effectively provides a one-button solution for switching
between the normal audio track and the DV audio track.
For example, a customer chooses to set the STB audio to default to
“DVS” and chooses to program the “C” button on the remote control
to turn the default audio off or on again. With these settings, every
channel change will default to the DV audio track. Once a channel is
selected, the customer may then press “C” on the remote control to
switch to the normal audio track. The next channel change will return
the STB to the default DV track, and the customer may again press
“C” to switch to the normal audio track. The system works in reverse
if the STB default audio is set to “English”.
Setting the STB audio to default to either “English” or “DVS” is
achieved by using the remote control to follow a one-time sequence
of commands. However, the process involves up to eight steps and
might require assistance from an individual who does not have a
vision disability. MTS TV installers will perform the sequence if
requested at the time of install.
Setting one of the three programmable buttons on the remote control
to switch the default audio between “English” and “DVS” is achieved
by using the remote control to follow a one-time sequence of
commands. However, the process involves up to 15 steps and might
require assistance from an individual who does not have a vision
disability. MTS TV installers will perform the sequence if requested at
the time of install.
Step Brief description of user action required
1
Assume a customer
has chosen to set
the STB audio to
default to “DVS”
and to program
button “C” on the
remote control to
control the default
audio, effectively
turning DV off and
on.
Changing channels
will default the
audio to DV.
To turn off DV,
press “C” on the
remote control. An
on-screen
confirmation will
display for
approximately five
seconds, then the
on-screen display
will disappear.
2
To turn on DV
again, press “C” on
the remote control.
An on-screen
confirmation will
display for
approximately five
seconds, then the
on-screen display
will disappear.
Currently, the notification regarding which audio track is activated is a
five-second, on-screen text message. MTS is exploring the
possibility of triggering a sound effect, such as one bell/two bells, to
indicate that the audio track is set to normal or DV. This might or
might not be possible with the current version of technology.
MTS Classic TV:
MTS Classic TV uses Motorola RG2200 or RG2400 set-top boxes
(STB). Each home is provided one STB, and each STB provides
three outputs, using channels 4, 8, and 11. Each STB effectively
operates like three STBs in one box. One STB will feed all TVs in a
home, and each TV must be tuned to channel 4, 8, or 11.
Each home is supplied with three remote controls, one of which
controls the channel 4 output, one the channel 8 output, and one the
channel 11 output. Line of sight to the STB box is not required for the
remote controls; they operate from any room in the house. Using the
channel 4 remote control will control whichever TVs are tuned to
channel 4.
The technology provides the distributor a degree of flexibility to
reconfigure the channels that the STB will output. Consequently, in
the on-screen set-up menu, rather than identify outputs by channel
number, the first output (ch 4) is identified as “TV 1”, the second (ch
8) is “TV 2” , and the third (ch 11) is “TV 3”.
The ‘main’ TV is connected to the STB via component or S-video.
The ‘other’ TVs are connected by RF using coax cable.
MTS Classic TV is available only in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Distinct buttons presses:
8 to 16, depending on customer’s
preference.
On-screen selections: 1 or 2 or 3, depending on customer’s
preference.
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if available.
Step Brief description of user action required
Main TV
1
To activate DV on
the main TV, press
the “wrench” button
on the front of the
RG2200 or the
“Menu” button on
the RG2400 to
display “Gateway
Menu” on-screen.
OR
To activate DV on
the other TVs,
press “B” on the
SRC200 remote
control or “Home on
the SRC300 remote
control to display
“Gateway Menu”
on-screen.
All other steps are performed
with the remote control.
Other
TVs
2
Press “Select” to
display “TV Set-up
Menu” on-screen.
3
If DV is required on
TV 1, skip Step 3
and proceed to
Step 4.
If DV is required on
TV 2, scroll down
once to highlight
“TV 2” on-screen.
4
If DV is required on
TV 3, scroll down
twice to highlight
“TV 3”on-screen.
Press “Select” to
display “Setup 2”
on-screen.
Secondary Audio
“English” will be
highlighted. (If DV
is already activated,
“DVS” will be
highlighted.)
5
Press “Select” to
switch “English” to
“DVS” on-screen.
(To deactivate DV,
press “Select” to
switch “DVS” to
“English”.)
6
7
8
Press “Exit” to
return to “TV Setup
Menu” on-screen.
If DV is required on
more than one STB
output, return to
Step 3, scroll to
another output, and
repeat Steps 4 to 6.
Press “Exit” to
return to “Gateway
Menu” on-screen.
Press “Exit” to
return to TV
program.
DV audio will begin
within 10 seconds,
if the programming
service is providing
DV.
DV remains activated for all channels until the customer deactivates
DV. Where a programming service does not provide normal program
audio on the DV track when DV audio is not available, the channel is
silent.
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
MTS Ultimate TV
[X] default setting (set-and-forget)
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
If the STB audio is set to default to DV, it automatically reverts to the
normal audio track every time the channel is changed to a
programming service that does not provide DV programming and
automatically returns to the DV track every time the programming
service is changed to a channel that does provide DV programming.
MTS Classic TV
[X] default setting (set-and-forget)
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
DV remains activated for all channels until the customer deactivates
DV. Where a programming service does not provide normal program
audio on the DV track when DV audio is not available, the channel is
silent.
6) Rogers
How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
See “Detailed Instructions” to follow. This is provided only for our
SA STBs. Similar steps would apply to accessing DV on Motorola,
once the solution described in the answer to Q2 is implemented.
Distinct buttons presses: 4 (for four-, five- and big-button
remotes) or 1 (for pre-programmed bigbutton remote)
On-screen selections:
4
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if
available.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Brief description of user action required
See “Detailed Instructions” to follow
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[ ] default setting (set-and-forget)
[x] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
The DV audio track must be activated on a channel-by-channel
basis and reactivated if the customer turns off the STB’s power.
Rogers – Detailed Instructions
Detailed Remote Instructions - Accessing Described Video Service
(DVS) Programming on Rogers Ontario (SA Explorer) Digital Boxes
1. Enabling DVS on analog channel via Secondary Audio Program (SAP)
setting on the TV:
When DVS is passed through with an analog service, it is only accessible on
that channel through the use of the SAP feature, which is available on most
televisions. The directions for activating the SAP feature will vary by TV
brand. Rogers recommends that customers refer to the owner's manual that
came with the TV to program the SAP (sometimes identified as the
LANGUAGE setting).
2. *Enabling DVS on a By Channel basis via SAP Alternate Audio
Language setting on the digital set-top box:
Rogers’ Standard Four-Device / Four-Button (top-row) remote (UEI
‘Atlas’ URC-1054 Model):
i) Press Settings button. The Settings button is directly below the
left-most button of that top row.
ii) Moving immediately to the right of the Settings button is a circle
with four parts (Left, Top, Right, and Bottom) with a “Select”
button in the middle.
iii) Press the upper part of the circle.
iv) Press the right part of the circle.
v) Press the Select button, in the centre of the circle.
vi) To turn off the DVS audio stream, repeat the same procedure.
Rogers’ Standard Five-Device / Five-Button (top-row) remote (UEI
‘Atlas DVR/PVR’ URC-1055 Model):
i) Press Settings button. The “Settings” button can be found by
going to the left-most button of the 5-button row near the top of the
remote (about 1inch from top), and then moving down to the
button directly below (this is the “Guide” button) and then moving
down once again to the left-most button. This is the Settings
button.
ii) Moving immediately to the right of the Settings button is a circle
with four parts (Left, Top, Right, and Bottom) with a “Select”
button in the middle.
iii) Press the upper part of the circle.
iv) Press the right part of the circle.
v) Press the Select button, in the centre of the circle.
vi) To turn off the DVS audio stream, repeat the same procedure.
Rogers’ ‘Big Button’ Two-Device remote** (UEI ‘Polaris’ Atlas
DVR/PVR’ URC-1090 Model):
i) Press Menu button. The “Menu” button can be found by going to
the left-most button of the 3-button row at the top of the remote
(this is the “TV” device button), and then moving directly down
the left side four buttons. This is the Menu button.
ii) Moving immediately to the right of the Menu button is a circle
with four parts (Left, Top, Right, and Bottom) with a “Select”
button in the middle.
iii) Press the upper part of the circle, to the immediate right of the
Menu button.
iv) Press the right part of the circle, down 45 degrees and to the right
of the upper part of the circle.
v) Press the Select button, in the centre of the circle, to the immediate
left of the right part of the circle.
vi) To turn off the DVS audio stream, repeat the same procedure.
*If DVS is available for a given program, it will be available in the SAP
audio stream just activated. DVS is typically on the "French" secondary
audio language option. However, in a few cases, DVS may be on the
“Invalid” language option (where available on a given digital channel).
**Pre-programmed Big Button Remote: The Polaris Big Button Remote is
available pre-programmed to enable DVS on a given channel with the press
of one-button (SWAP button) for Rogers’ Ontario customers using Rogers
SA Explorer Digital Boxes with the Rogers SA Interactive Program Guide.
The same applies to Rogers’ customers in New Brunswick and
Newfoundland using Rogers Motorola Digital Boxes with the APTIV
Interactive Program Guide. The SWAP button is located at the bottom lefthand corner of the remote. This button has been programmed to perform all
of the steps noted above (customer presses and holds SWAP for five seconds
while pointing the remote at the digital box). These remotes are available
free of charge to Rogers Visually Impaired and Blind customers in
conjunction with the DVS Complimentary Standard Definition Digital Box
Program, or separately through the Rogers Call Centre for courier delivery.
7) SaskTel
1. How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
SaskTel Max provides 2 options for enabling DV:
DV can be enabled globally (for all
On-screen selections:
channels) via the on-screen Settings menu to configure TV
settings. (see details below)
Distinct buttons presses: DV can be enabled temporarily on a
single program bases by pressing the circular red “C” button on
the remote control once.
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if
available.
The following instructions are available from the SaskTel’s online
support.
Some programs include an audio description, which is a second
audio stream that is audible with the primary audio and provides a
description of the visuals, such as the scene setting or character
actions in a program. This feature assists the visually impaired and is
called Described Video (DV). To turn on DV:
1. Press MENU on the Max remote
2. Use the ARROW buttons to highlight Settings > Audio on the
horizontal menu bar and then press OK
3. Highlight Secondary Audio, and then press OK.
4. Use the ARROW buttons to highlight Use secondary audio if
available, and then press OK
5. Highlight Save, and then press OK. Described Video will
now play when it is available for the program.
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[X] default setting (set-and-forget)
If enabled globally through the settings menu, DV (secondary
audio) persists until manually deactivated. Settings are retained
when the set-top-box is powered down to sleep or rebooted. The
setting may need to be re-enabled when the software on the settop box is updated. Software updates may occur 2-3 times per
year.
[ X ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
When the global setting is disabled, pressing the circular red “C”
button, the DV audio track will remain audible on that channel until
the channel is changed then it reverts back to the primary audio
feed for the next channel tuned. SaskTel would prefer the DV
audio to persist however the Mediaroom system does not allow
this to the best of our knowledge.
8) Shaw Direct
How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
A subscriber is required to make an audio selection in the STB
under the user settings. This selection is identified as Descriptive
Video. However, a short-cut key sequence is provided, as
described below.
Distinct buttons presses: 2
On-screen selections:
0
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if
available.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Brief description of user action required
Using the remote control select ‘HELP’ button
Within 1 second, press the ‘D’ button
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[ XX ] default setting (set-and-forget)
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
Once DV is selected no other intervention is required. The STB will
default to regular program audio if a DV (SAP) audio track is not
available.
9) Shaw Cablesystems
How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
Analog customers (no digital cable set top box, with stereo
Televisions and SAP or MTS: Select MTS or SAP on the TV-provided
remote control or activate through the menu settings of their
television.
Shaw Digital customers:
The Descriptive Video Service audio selection is a one time selection
to turn on. The feature is default Off at time of installation.
Distinct buttons presses: 1 – on request, we provide a remote control
with a macro programming command enabled to turn on DVS
On-screen selections: 6 – 10 keyed entries, depending on the start
position of the user’s yellow cursor.
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if available.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Brief description of user action required
Menu, then
Menu on the STB remote control
Down Arrow to “SET UP”
Down Arrow to “Audio Setup”
Down Arrow to “Descriptive Video Service”
Right Arrow to “On”
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[ x ] default setting (set-and-forget)
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
The Descriptive Video Service audio selection is a one time selection
to turn on. As such, for the benefit of visually impaired customers and
their family members with sight, it is very important for programmers
and broadcasters to duplicate the regular default audio as pass
through from the main program, onto the DVS channel. Failing to do
this will cause customers to lose their audio entirely, when DVS is not
offered on that channel.
Screen captures follow.
Shaw Cablesystems Screen Captures
10) Telus
How does a subscriber access an embedded DV audio track? If
multiple interfaces exist (e.g. in different regions), please provide
separate responses for each.
Mediaroom
Distinct buttons presses: 11
On-screen selections:
1
Please describe each step and attach screen captures, if
available.
Media room
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Brief description of user action required
Select Menu (press menu button on remote)
Select Settings (scroll right four spaces)
Select Audio (Scroll down 2 spaces press OK)
Select Audio Language (Press OK)
Select Descriptive Video (Press OK)
Select Save ( Press up arrow, press OK)
Select Exit to return to TV (press Exit)
Response
Once activated, is the selection of the DV audio track retained or
must it be occasionally reactivated? Please elaborate.
[ x ] default setting (set-and-forget)
[ ] must be occasionally reactivated (e.g., after a channel
change)
[ ] other
Once the subscriber sets-up the system to receive DV, it is
retained until the user deactivates the service.