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REPAIRS
If you find the unit in need of repair, call Motorola Support at 1-866-668-2271 or
1-866-MOT-BCS1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1
Read these instructions.
2
Keep these instructions.
3
Heed all warnings.
4
Follow all instructions.
5
Do not use this apparatus near water.
6
Clean only with a dry cloth.
7
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8
Do not install near any heat sources, such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades, and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched,
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the apparatus.
11
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
13
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled, or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
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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:
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and the affected receiver
•
Connect the equipment on a circuit different from the one the receiver is on
•
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.
Canadian Compliance
This Class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. The Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interface Causing Equipment Regulations.
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Contact Us
For technical support for your cable terminal, call Motorola Support at
1-866-668-2271 or 1-866-MOT-BCS1.
For questions about your cable TV service, call your service provider.
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CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Canadian Compliance
Software License
Contact Us
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Introduction
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Overview
Front Panel
Rear Panel
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Operation
Turning Power On and Off
Changing Channels
Adjusting the Volume
Interactive Program Guide
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Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
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Setting up Your Cable Terminal For optimal viewing
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On-Screen Graphics
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Connecting Your Cable Terminal
Video Connection Options
Important Safety Considerations
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Connecting to an A/V Receiver – Audio Only
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Connecting to a Stereo TV
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Connecting to a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR
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Connecting to an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR
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Recording Your Connections
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Data Devices
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Troubleshooting
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on receiving a Motorola® DCT3080 DVR Cable
Terminal. 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 flexibility of a dual-tuner digital video recorder (DVR)
The DCT3080 is also capable of tuning and presenting HDTV
programming. The unit employs a process called “down-converting” to
allow high-definition programming to be viewed in standard definition
format.
The DCT3080 contains a hard drive for hours of DVR functionality,
providing the ability to watch and recording programs simultaneously.
This User Guide introduces the basic features, outlines important
safeguards, and provides options for integrating your cable terminal into
your entertainment system. Please take a few moments to read through
this User Guide. The configuration diagrams, on-screen menu
description, and troubleshooting section will help you make the most of
your home entertainment experience.
To determine which digital cable features are provided in your area,
please check with your cable operator. They will be happy to provide
instructions for these optional services.
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OVERVIEW
Front Panel
The front panel controls provide functional navigation if the remote
control is lost or is temporarily out of service. Certain functions, such as
those requiring a numeric entry, require a remote control.
Figure 2-1
Front panel
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Table 2-1
Front panel
Key
Feature
Function
1
INFO
Displays the current channel and program
information (not supported by all applications)
2
LED DISPLAY
Displays the channel number or time of day. The
indicators are:
MSGS — the DCT3080 has received messages for
you to read
ON — the DCT3080 is powered on
RECORD — the DVR is recording
REMOTE — the remote control is in use
3
OPTION
Reserved for future use
4
CURSOR
Moves the cursor around the program guide and
menu screens
5
POWER
Turns the unit on or off
6
MENU
Displays the main menu
7
GUIDE
Displays the program guide
8
SELECT
Selects menu options or programs from the program
guide
9
CHANNEL
Changes the channel
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Rear Panel
The rear panel contains an unswitched power outlet; connectors for
video, audio, and RF cabling; data output; and modem and data interface
connectors. Some connectors (USB, ETHERNET) might not be enabled
and require the support of application software.
Figure 2-2
Rear panel
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Table2-2
Rear panel connections
Key
Item
Function
1
RF IN
F-type coaxial cable input
2
RF OUT
3
SPDIF
4
S-VIDEO
5
VIDEO OUT
RCA-type video output to a VCR or TV
6
AUDIO OUT
L and R (left and right) RCA-type stereo audio
output jacks
7*
ETHERNET
Ethernet 10/100Base-T input
8
OPTICAL SPDIF
9*
USB
USB 2.0 connector for devices such as keyboards,
joysticks, scanners, disk storage, PCs, printers, or
digital cameras
10
SATA
Connector for optional external hard drive
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AC power
RF video output
Coaxial Dolby® Digital or PCM audio output
S-Video high-quality video output to a VCR or TV
that accepts S-Video
Optical digital Dolby Digital audio or PCM audio
output
AC power connector:
•
The bottom plug is an input for the AC power
cord
•
The top plug is an unswitched power outlet for
a device such as a TV or VCR
* These connectors (USB and ETHERNET) might not enabled and might
require the support of the application software
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OPERATION
Turning Power On and Off
Press POWER on the front panel to turn the cable terminal 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:
•
Press CHANNEL S or T on the cable terminal front panel, or
press CHANNEL + or - on the remote control to step through the
channel selection.
•
Enter the number of the channel you wish to view 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 cable terminal to
approximately ¾ of the maximum volume level, and then adjust the audio
levels on external devices such as your TV or audio/visual (A/V)
Receiver.
Interactive Program Guide
The interactive program guide (IPG) displays information about TV
programs and enables you to access features such as Parental Control
or Pay-Per-View. IPGs can vary with each cable provider. Refer to your
IPG manual for detailed instructions.
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DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR)
The DCT3080 contains a hard drive for the DVR to record standard- and
high-definition TV programs.
A standard VCR records and plays analog video. DVR records and plays
digital video. Unlike an analog tape, the hard drive allows simultaneous
recording and playback.
A DVR offers the ability to control your viewing experience by pausing
(time-shifting) live TV and providing trick playback modes (pause, fast
forward, slow forward, fast rewind, slow rewind). You may experience a
slight delay between time-shifted and live TV.
With the DCT3080, you can:
Record Programming
Record hours of TV programming. The total hours of recorded content
depend on your hard drive capacity.
Maintain a Personal Program Library
Maintain a personal library of recorded programming, accessed using the
interactive program guide (IPG).
Control Live TV
Pause, rewind, or fast-forward live TV.
Simultaneously Watch Two Programs
Watch two programs and easily switch between them using the SWAP
key on your remote control, dependent upon program guide support.
Simultaneously Watch and Record
Record one program in the background while viewing another live
broadcast at the same time.
Simultaneously Record Two Shows
Record two programs from two different channels at the same time.
Simultaneously Record Two Shows and Watch a Recorded Program
Watch a recorded program while recording up to two other programs at
the same time. You can also easily switch between viewing the
pre-recorded program and either of the programs you’re recording
currently.
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The following illustrates the approximate recording capacity of the
DCT3080 with its 80GB hard drive. Note that the storage capacity is
determined by the actual data rate of the program and the DVR
application installed on the unit.
Recording capacity (hours)
Digital SD
Digital HD
25-35
7-12
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SETTING UP YOUR CABLE TERMINAL FOR OPTIMAL VIEWING
For the best viewing, follow the settings below:
1
Power off the DCT3080, and then immediately press the MENU key
on the front panel. If the TV is on, the on-screen menu lists the
settings you can configure:
USER SETTINGS
>
TV TYPE
4:3 PAN/SCAN
YPbPr OUTPUT
480I
4:3 OVERRIDE
off
CLOSED CAPTION
DISABLED
SERVICE SELECTION
ANALOG
CC1
DIGITAL
PRIMARY LANGUAGE
FONT SIZE
AUTO
FONT COLOR
AUTO
FONT OPACITY
AUTO
FONT EDGE TYPE
AUTO
FONT EDGE COLOR
AUTO
BACKGROUND COLOR
AUTO
BACKGROUND OPACITY
AUTO
SETTINGS
AUTO
RESTORE ALL DEFAULTS
2
Use the remote control or the cursor keys on the front panel to
navigate the on-screen menus:
•
Press the ▲ and ▼ keys to highlight the setting you wish to
change.
•
Press the ► key to select an option.
•
To exit the setting and move to another setting, press the ▲ or
▼ key.
If the User Settings menu does not display on the TV screen, the TV may
not support the default video output setting. Use the front panel LED to
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adjust the settings as described in “There is no video on the TV screen”
in “Troubleshooting.”
The User Settings menu options are:
Setting
Description
TV Type
Sets the aspect ratio. The front panel display indicates the
type you select. Defaults to 4:3 PAN/SCAN. Options are 16:9
for widescreen TVs or 4:3 LETTERBOX or 4:3 PAN/SCAN
for standard TVs.
4:3 LETTERBOX fits widescreen programming on the
screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom.
4:3 PAN/SCAN fills the screen by cropping the left and
right edges of widescreen programming.
YPbPr Output
Not user-configurable on the DCT3080.
4:3 Override
Not user-configurable on the DCT3080.
Closed Caption
Turns closed captions off or on. The front panel display
indicates the status of the closed captions. Defaults to
DISABLED. Options are ENABLED or DISABLED.
Service
Selection
Analog: Not configurable on the DCT3080.
Digital: PRIMARY LANGUAGE, SECONDARY
LANGUAGE, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The default is PRIMARY
LANGUAGE.
Font Size
Sets the font size for closed captions. Defaults to AUTO.
Options are AUTO, STANDARD, LARGE, or SMALL.
Font Style
Sets the font style. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO,
MONO SERIF, PROPORTION SERIF, MONO NO SERIF,
PROPORTION NO SERIF, CASUAL, CURSIVE, or SMALL.
Font Color
Sets the font color. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO,
WHITE, BLACK, RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW,
MAGENTA, or CYAN.
Font Opacity
Sets the opacity. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO,
TRANSPARENT, TRANSLUCENT, SOLID, or FLASHING.
Font Edge Type
Sets the edge appearance — AUTO, NONE, RAISED,
DEPRESSED, UNIFORM, LEFT SHADOWED, or RIGHT
SHADOWED. The default is AUTO.
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Setting
Description
Font Edge Color
Sets the edge color — AUTO, WHITE, BLACK, RED,
GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, MAGENTA, or CYAN. The default
is AUTO.
Background
Color
Sets the background color for closed captions. Defaults to
AUTO. Options are AUTO, WHITE, BLACK, RED, GREEN,
BLUE, YELLOW, MAGENTA, or CYAN.
Background
Opacity
Sets the background opacity for closed captions. Defaults to
AUTO. Options are AUTO, TRANSPARENT,
TRANSLUCENT, SOLID, or FLASHING.
Settings
Sets the default settings for closed captions (AUTO) or the
settings you have configured (USER). Defaults to AUTO.
Options are AUTO or USER.
Restore All
Defaults
To reset all User Settings to their defaults, select this option
and press the ► key.
To exit the menu and save your settings, press the POWER or MENU key.
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ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS
The DCT3080 can generate on-screen graphics that overlay the video
programming or fill the entire television screen. Common examples
include on-screen menus (such as the User Setting menu), closed
captions, and interactive program guides. The cable terminal overlays
these graphics whenever you display a menu, enable closed captions, or
scroll through a program grid.
On-screen graphics are available on all DCT3080 video outputs.
CONNECTING YOUR CABLE TERMINAL
This section describes connecting the cable terminal to your home
entertainment system.
Instructions and diagrams are included for connections to:
•
A/V Receiver – Audio
•
Stereo TV
•
Stereo TV and Stereo VCR
•
A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR
Before you move or change components on your entertainment system,
review the following:
•
For basic cable connections, use 75-ohm coaxial cables equipped
with F-type connectors.
•
Disconnect power from the cable terminal before connecting or
changing cable connections.
CAUTION!
Do not place anything on top of the cable terminal, especially other home
entertainment components. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation to prevent
overheating.
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Video Connection Options
The DCT3080 offers the following video outputs:
Standard
Composite video, S-Video, or RF coaxial
To determine the available inputs on your TV, check the manual supplied
with the TV or the TV itself.
Use the following guidelines to determine the best video connection for
your home entertainment system:
•
S-Video – standard definition only
If your TV has an S-Video input, use S-Video. S-Video is the
highest quality standard-definition video output on the DCT3080.
•
Composite video – standard definition only
If your TV does not have an S-Video input, use the composite
video (VIDEO) output.
•
RF coaxial – standard definition only
If your TV only has a coaxial RF input, connect it to the DCT3080
connector.
RF OUT
Important Safety Considerations
Follow these important safety guidelines when positioning and
connecting your cable terminal:
•
Do not block the slots and openings
•
Do not place anything on top of the cable terminal
•
Do not position the cable terminal in an enclosed space that would
restrict airflow around the unit
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Do not position the cable terminal near any external heat source
that could raise the temperature around the unit. Do not place the
terminal on top of another heat-producing electronic device.
•
Allow for adequate ventilation around the cable terminal to maintain
normal operating temperature. Do not place it in a sealed enclosure
without providing for adequate airflow.
•
Do not plug the AC power cord into a switched power outlet.
CONNECTING TO AN A/V RECEIVER – AUDIO ONLY
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Connecting an A/V Receiver – Audio Only
The audio connections options to your A/V receiver or home theater
receiver are:
•
Optical SPDIF: Connect the optical SPDIF cable to the OPTICAL
SPDIF connector on the cable terminal and the corresponding
connector on the A/V receiver.
•
Coaxial SPDIF: Connect the digital audio cable to the SPDIF
connector on the cable terminal and the corresponding connector
on the A/V receiver.
•
Stereo audio R and L: Connect the stereo audio cable to the
on the cable terminal and the
corresponding connectors on the A/V receiver.
AUDIO R and L connectors
If your A/V receiver supports it, use the OPTICAL SPDIF or coaxial SPDIF
outputs on the cable terminal instead of its stereo AUDIO R and L outputs.
In most cases, SPDIF offers better audio quality, including support for
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.
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CONNECTING TO A STEREO TV
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Depending on the TV’s inputs:
1
If possible, use the S-VIDEO and AUDIO connectors on the DCT3080.
2
If the TV has no S-Video input, use the composite VIDEO and AUDIO
connectors on the DCT3080.
3
If the TV has an RF input only, use the RF OUT connector on the
cable terminal. The RF connection carries video and audio.
Connecting a Stereo TV
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the cable terminal.
2
Connect the stereo audio cable to the AUDIO R and L connectors on
the cable terminal and the corresponding connectors on the
stereo TV.
3
Connect an S-video cable to the S-VIDEO connectors on the cable
terminal and the TV.
or
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the cable
terminal and the VIDEO IN connector on the TV.
OR
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the cable terminal.
2
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the RF OUT connector on the cable
terminal and the RF connector on the TV.
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CONNECTING TO A STEREO TV AND STEREO VCR
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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 cable terminal.
2
Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT R and L connectors
on the cable terminal and the INPUT AUDIO R and L connectors on
the stereo VCR.
3
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the cable
terminal 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.
Note: Use the S-video connections instead of the standard RCA video
connections. In most cases, S-video offers better video quality.
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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 cable terminal.
2
Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT R and L connectors on
the cable terminal and the INPUT R and L connectors on the
A/V receiver.
3
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the cable
terminal 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 you can:
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Use the OPTICAL SPDIF or coaxial SPDIF outputs instead of the stereo
and L outputs. In most cases, SPDIF offers better audio
quality, including support for Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.
AUDIO R
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Use the S-video connections instead of the standard RCA video
connections. In most cases, S-video offers better video quality.
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RECORDING YOUR CONNECTIONS
Use this diagram to record the connections between your home
entertainment components. You can use this diagram to reconnect your
system if you move the equipment or add new equipment.
Disconnect the power from the cable terminal before connecting or
changing cable connections. Do not place another component or object
on top of the cable terminal.
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DATA 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.
In addition to high quality audio and video, the DCT3080 can deliver
high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail, IP Telephony,
E-Commerce, and home banking.
The functionality of the illustrated interfaces 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 cable terminal
will not power on
The cable terminal may have received a software update
and may not power on while the new software is being
installed. Try again in a few minutes.
Verify that the AC power cord is connected to the cable
terminal and an AC outlet. Unplug the cable terminal from
the AC outlet, plug it back in, and then press the POWER
button.
If the cable terminal is connected to a switched outlet on
another unit, verify that that unit is powered on.
Press the POWER button on the cable terminal front panel
instead of the remote control. The batteries in the remote
control may be depleted.
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 cable terminal. Aim the remote control
directly at the cable terminal front panel, not the TV or
VCR.
The angle between the remote control and the cable
terminal may be too large. Stand in front of the cable
terminal 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 cable
terminal 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 cable terminal or the
remote control was not pressed. Press MUTE on the
remote control to restore sound.
If the cable terminal audio output is connected to the TV,
verify that the MUTE button on the TV was not pressed.
If the cable terminal 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 was not pressed.
Verify that you used the correct audio cables for the ports.
Verify that the audio cables are firmly connected
between the cable terminal and the audio playback
device (TV, receiver, DVD player, etc.).
There is no audio
from the center
and/or surround
speakers of a home
theater receiver
connected to the
cable terminal
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 coaxial or optical SPDIF cable is firmly
connected to the cable terminal and the home theater
receiver.
Verify that the home theater receiver is set to a surround
sound audio mode (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic®, or
Dolby Pro Logic II).
Verify that the receiver is properly configured to work
with all connected speakers.
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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 cable terminal.
Verify that the cable terminal is powered on and tuned to
an authorized cable channel.
Verify that all video cables between the cable terminal
and the TV are firmly connected.
Verify that the coaxial cable feed is firmly connected to
the cable terminal and the wall jack.
If the cable terminal is connected to a home theater unit,
verify that the home theater unit is powered on and set to
the appropriate input source.
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No closed captions
display
Press the ► key to cycle through the available
output formats until a picture displays on the TV.
Verify on the User Settings menu that closed captions
are enabled on the cable terminal.
Verify that closed captions are enabled on the TV.
There are black
bars above and
below the picture
Some SD programs are broadcast in the letterbox format
with black bars above and below the picture. Some
widescreens TVs offer a zoom feature that may be able
to remove the black bars. Note: If tuned to HD and the
TV Type = 4:3 LETTERBOX, black bars will appear
above and below the picture. Try setting the TV Type to
4:3 PAN/SCAN to get a full-screen picture with no black
bars.
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Problem
Possible Solution
There are black
bars on all four
sides of the picture
A broadcaster may include black bars on either side of a
widescreen 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
cable terminal cannot correct the video. Borders can be
eliminated by selecting the 4:3 PAN/SCAN option on the
TV Type setting.
The cable terminal
is making a
humming noise
The DCT3080 includes an integrated hard drive and a
fan for cooling. During normal operation, the DCT3080
emits a low humming noise, similar to a personal
computer. The noise varies in volume occasionally when
the speed of the internal fan adjusts to changes in the
temperature around the DCT3080. Please note the hard
drive will stay on even when the DCT3080 is turned off.
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