Uniden HD8000UPVR Owner`s manual

HD8000UPVR
HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL RECEIVER
Set Top Box with USB Record Capabilities
Safety First
Please review the following safety precautions. If this is your first time to use a digital receiver,
then read this manual before installing or using this receiver. If the receiver is not functioning
properly, please contact your local distributor or system installer.
WARNING!
RISK OF ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
The lightening symbol in a triangle is used to alert you to the presence of dangerous
voltages inside the receiver that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of electric
shock to anyone opening the case. It is also used to indicate improper installation or
handling of the receiver that could damage the electrical system in the receiver or in
other equipment attached to the receiver.
The exclamation point in a triangle is used to alert you to important operating and
maintenance instructions. Failure to follow these instructions could result in injury to
you or damage to the receiver.
Be careful with electricity:
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Power outlet: To prevent electric shock, make sure the electrical plug used on the receiver’s
power cord matches the electrical outlet used to supply power to the receiver. Connect the
power cord only to a power source that operates at 100~240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz.
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Power plug: If a three-prong power plug is provided with the receiver, make sure it is used with
a properly grounded three-wire power socket.
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Power cord: Make sure the power cord is routed so that it will not be stepped on or pinched by
heavy items.
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Power overloading: Avoid overloading electrical outlets or extension cords, which otherwise
could result in electric shock or fire.
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Lightening: For protection from lightening, or when the receiver is left unattended for a long
period, disconnect it from the power source.
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Protect other equipment: Unplug the receiver before connecting any other equipment,
especially the antenna. Connect all equipment to the receiver before plugging any power cords
to the power source.
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Also follow these precautions:
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Ventilation: Do not block the ventilation slots on the receiver, or place any heavy object on top
of it. Blocking the airflow could damage the receiver. Arrange components so that air can flow
freely around the receiver. Ensure that there is adequate ventilation if the receiver is placed in
a stand. Put the receiver in a properly ventilated area, away from direct sunlight or any source
of heat.
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Overheating: Avoid stacking the receiver on top of a hot component such as a power
amplifier.
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Risk of Fire: Do not place the receiver on top of any easily combustible material, such as
carpet or fabric.
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Proper Connections: Make sure all cables and equipment are connected to the receiver as
described in this manual.
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Object Entry: To avoid electric shock, never stick anything in the slots on the case or remove
the cover.
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Water Exposure: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the receiver to rain
or moisture.
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Plastic Protective Film: Receivers when shipped have a protective thin plastic film over the
Front Panel; this plastic film should be removed and discarded.
• Trademark Information
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories, “Dolby”
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
DVB and the DVB logo are registered trademarks of the DVB project.
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Table of Contents
Safety First .........................................................................................2
Introduction........................................................................................6
Package Contents ........................................................................6
Key Features ................................................................................7
Parts of the Uniden HD8000UPVR System .....................................8
Front Panel ...................................................................................8
Rear Panel ....................................................................................9
Remote Control................................................................................10
System Installation ................................................................. 12
Connecting to a Standard Definition TV .....................................12
Connecting to a High Definition TV ...............................................12
Aspect Ratio Setting .......................................................................13
Recommended Settings .............................................................13
Switching on for the First Time ......................................................14
Viewing Channels ............................................................................15
The Information Plate (or I-Plate) ...............................................15
EPG: Electronic Programme Guide ...............................................18
Recording TV Programmes ............................................................19
Format the USB Storage Drive ...................................................19
Scheduled Recording......................................................................20
Approximate Recording Times ...................................................23
OTR (One Touch Recording) ......................................................24
Playback Recorded TV Content ....................................................25
Main Menu Map ................................................................................28
Main Menu ........................................................................................29
Channels ....................................................................................29
Settings .......................................................................................31
Setup ..........................................................................................34
System ........................................................................................36
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................40
Glossary ...........................................................................................41
Product Specification: ....................................................................42
One Year Limited Warranty .............................................................43
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Introduction
The Uniden HD8000UPVR Set-Top-Box is an MPEG-4 compliant High Definition
(HD) receiver, capable of receiving and recording high definition and standard
definition (SD) TV programmes from free-to-air terrestrial broadcasts (DVB-T) in
accordance with the FREEVIEW specification phase one.
The user friendly On-Screen-Display (OSD) allows you to setup your receiver to
enjoy both high and standard definition channels with crystal clear picture and stereo
sound quality.
Package Contents
Unpack the receiver and verify that all of the following items are included.
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HD8000UPVR High Definition MPEG-4 Terrestrial Receiver
Remote Control Unit (with 2x AAA batteries)
Owner’s manual
AC adapter
Composite (RCA) Video/Audio Cable
Component Video Cable
If any items are missing or damaged, contact
your place of purchase immediately.
NOTE
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Key Features
• USB Record/Playback*:
Record or playback your favourite programs from an external USB
Storage Drive (not included)
• On Screen Display (OSD):
Easy to use Menu system displays key information on screen
• Remote Control:
Fully functional Remote Control
• Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):
8 days of programme guide support.
• Record Scheduler:
Schedule up to 6 hours of recording
• Video and audio connection capabilities:
HDMI, Component Video, Composite Video and Audio connections
• Plug and Play setup:
Plug in a USB flash drive to view your favourite jpeg (jpg) photos
• Simultaneous HD/SD output:
Connect HDMI to an HDTV for HD and at the same time connect
composite
or component to a standard TV for SD
• DVB Compliant:
Decodes MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/AVC formats
• Multiple Video Format Modes:
HD - 1080i/720p, SD - 576p/576i
• Multiple Aspect Ratio Modes:
16:9, 4:3 Letter Box and 4:3 Centre Cut
Includes Active Format Descriptor (AFD) modes;
AFD 16:9 Wide, AFD 4:3 Letter Box and AFD 4:3 Centre Cut
• Channel Locked Function
Parental Rating with PIN code access
• USB 2.0 support for software upgrade
NOTE
* USB Record/Playback:
In accordance with the Freeview specification the HD8000UPVR
encrypts all content recorded to the USB Storage Drive. The
recorded content can only be played back on the HD8000UPVR
it was encrypted on. Therefore Uniden recommends connecting a
dedicated storage drive to record and playback TV programmes.
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Parts of the Uniden HD8000UPVR System
Front Panel
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1. Power button:
Toggles the HD8000UPVR between power-on (green LED) and standby
(red LED) modes.
2. Channel button:
Switch to the next channel.
3. Channel button:
Switch to the previous channel.
4. Video Format button:
Toggles between the video format modes; 1080i, 720p, 576p and 576i.
5. USB Port:
For connection of a USB Storage Drive (USB Flash Drive, USB single SD
card reader or USB Hard Disk Drive).
USB Storage Drive is not included.
NOTE
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Rear Panel
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6. Power Supply:
Power Adapter DC12V 1.5A input (100~240 VAC, 50~60 Hz).
7. RF In/ RF Out:
RF Input for an external antenna/RF Out (loop through) for an external
device.
8. Video Out: Composite Video (CVBS) / Component Video (Y/PB/PR):
For High Definition ready HDTVs - Connect the Component Video cable to
the red, blue and green coloured video jacks. Component Video Out can
carry HD (1080i, 720p) and SD (576p, 576i) video.
For Standard Definition Televisions - Connect the Composite Video cable to
the yellow coloured video jack, or if available connect the Component Video
cable to the red, blue and green coloured video jacks.
9. Audio Out: L/R:
Two pairs are provided for use with either of the Composite Video and/or
Component Video outputs.
10. HDMI:
For connection to an HDTV which has HDMI input for optimum viewing
capability. HDMI output supports 1080i, 720p, 576p and 576i video formats
and supports Dolby down-mix 2 channel audio.
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Remote Control
The remote control provides easy access to all of the receiver’s functions, including
selecting channels and using the menus. It uses infrared signals, and must be
operated within seven meters from the receiver.
When using the remote control, make sure there is a direct line of sight to the
receiver.
NOTE
Although the receiver can be operated from the buttons on the front
panel, many of the receiver’s functions can only be accessed using
the remote control.
The batteries for the remote control are packaged separately; please install these
batteries in the remote control before using the receiver. Note the “+” and “-“ signs
on the batteries to ensure that the batteries are inserted with the correct polarity into
the remote control. To avoid damage to the remote control, discard any depleted or
old batteries.
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The buttons on the remote control have the following functions:
1. MUTE: Disable and enable MUTE
2. Numeric: For entering channel number or
PIN code
3. INFO: Open I-PLATE/Now/Next Information
4. LIST: Open Channel List window
5. Directional buttons: Move the cursor or
field in the ▲▼◄► direction
6. ENTER: Selects the highlighted item
7. V.FORMAT: Switch Video Format between
PAL / 576P / 720P / 1080i
8. MENU: Open MAIN MENU window
9. EPG: Display the EPG (Electronic
Programme Guide)
10. AUDIO: Switch languages or audio types if
available (MPEG / AC3)
11. TTX: Switch Teletext OFF/ON
12. FILE: Open File menu to review contents of
the USB storage drive.
13. PICTURE: Adjust picture setup (brightness,
contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness and
Digital Noise Reduction)
14. STANDBY: Switch the set top box OFF/ON
15. CH: Channel controls; previous and next
16. VOL: Audio volume; increase or decrease
17. RECALL: Toggle between current and
previous channels
18. FAV: Open Favorite Channel List window
19. A. RATIO: Switch Aspect Ratio between
16:9 / AFD 16:9 Wide / 4:3 Letter Box / 4:3
Centre Cut/ AFD 4:3 Letter Box and AFD 4:3
Centre Cut
20. EXIT: To exit display mode (and watch TV)
21. SUBT: For DVB subtitle if available
22. Colour buttons: RED/GREEN/YELLOW/
BLUE - Perform various functions which are
shown in the menu
23. TEXT: Enable MHEG5 function (Optional)
24. TV/RADIO: Change between TV and radio
channels
25. REC: Start programme recording function
26. PAUSE: Pause the video in playback
mode.
27. PLAY/STOP: Play or Stop the video in
playback mode. Stop programme recording.
28. RWD/FWD: Execute Rewind and Forward
in playback mode.
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System Installation
Connecting to a Standard Definition TV
Composite Video Connection
Component Video Connection
Connecting to a High Definition TV
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Aspect Ratio Setting
Digital TV broadcasts carry a mixture of widescreen (16:9) and standard (4:3) format
programmes.
Under new guidelines; all new TV sets will have an ex-factory default setting which
makes the set follow the broadcaster’s transmitted picture format codes. The
Active Format Descriptor (AFD) code will allow some view preferences to operate
automatically, but only those which the broadcaster has catered for in making the
programme. For example, it will allow a viewer to fill the screen of a 4:3 TV set
with the centre portion of a widescreen picture, but only for programmes ‘shot and
protected’ to allow for this, so that cutting off the edges won’t lose important action in
the scene.
Recommended Settings
The HD8000UPVR offers the following options through the A.Ratio (aspect ratio)
button on the remote control:
16:9
AFD 16:9 Wide (factory default)
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Centre Cut
AFD 4:3 Letter Box
AFD 4:3 Centre Cut
The view option AFD 4:3 Letter Box is interpreted as a best compromise for the
various formats.
Recognising that viewers may not always be satisfied with the broadcaster’s
recommended display format or choice of formats, TV sets may also have a ‘viewer
preference’ setting, in which the viewer’s wishes override that of the broadcaster, the
viewer will have to select these other modes deliberately.
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Switching on for the First Time
Your HD8000UPVR needs to be tuned to channels in your region. When it is
connected and switched on for the first time the HD8000UPVR will start in Quick
Scan mode.
1.
Turn on your TV set.
2.
Turn on the HD8000UPVR by pressing the power key on the front panel or
pressing STANDBY on the remote control. The green ON LED will light up.
3.
The “Quick Scan” menu will appear. Use the ▲, ▼, ◄ or ► directional keys
on the remote control to highlight your region and then press ENTER to
automatically scan and place into memory all services transmitted in your
region.
4.
When the receiver states “Scan Complete” press EXIT.
Digital television programmes are then received.
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Viewing Channels
Use the Channel keys or enter the channel number on the remote control to change
channels.
The Information Plate (or I-Plate)
The I-Plate appears at the bottom of the screen whenever a channel is changed
or when called up by pressing INFO. The I-Plate displays information about the
channel and the current TV programme.
Press ► to view the next programme’s information (Next).
Press ◄ to go back to the current programme’s information (Now).
Example I-Plate
• The I-Plate automatically displays for a short period whenever a channel is
changed. You can change the display time in Menu/Settings/On Screen Display on
page 33.
• You can also press INFO to display the I-Plate.
• If the selected channel supports special features such as Teletext (TTX) or Closed
Captions (CC), then this information will be displayed in the I-Plate.
• Press EPG while the I-Plate is displayed to call up a synopsis of the programme.
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I-Plate Information
• Channel name
• Broadcast standard (SD/HD)
• Broadcast type (FTA: Free to Air)
• Parental rating if available
• Logical Channel Number
• Broadcast status (Now/Next)
• TV Programme name
• Current Time
• Programme progress bar with start
and end times
• Channel broadcaster’s video format
• Programme’s aspect ratio
• Teletext (TTX) if available
• Closed Captions (CC) if available
• Audio encoder format if available
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Viewing Teletext Subtitles
Some channels carry Teletext (TTX) and with it some programmes may have
Teletext subtitles.
• Press TTX and enter 801 to view the Teletext subtitles page.
• To adjust the Teletext subtitles background, press TTX. Press TTX again to clear
the Teletext screen.
Selecting Subtitle Tracks
Some programmes are broadcast with subtitle tracks in one or more languages.
• Press SUBT, the subtitle menu will display on your screen. Once you select a
subtitle track, the subtitle will be displayed.
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EPG: Electronic Programme Guide
This HD8000UPVR comes with a native 8-day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).
Never miss your favourite TV programmes; simply select upcoming TV programmes
and add them to the Record Schedule list. When the time is near the receiver will
switch to the scheduled channel and start recording to the USB Storage Drive.
You can navigate (▲, ▼, ◄ and ►) to programme times throughout the EPG.
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Red Key: Press to add the selected programme to the Record Schedule list
- See page 21.
Yellow Key: Back 24 hours.
Blue Key: Forward 24 hours.
Press INFO to view the selected programme’s synopsis.
Press LIST to select the current channel and programme.
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Recording TV Programmes
The HD8000UPVR can record television programmes onto a USB mass storage
drive.
NOTE
The storage drive must be formatted before it can be used to store
recorded content. For this reason Uniden recommends using a dedicated
USB mass storage drive for recording and playback of TV programmes.
Format the USB Storage Drive
Press MENU then select “Format USB Storage Drive” from the “Channels” menu.
Enter the PIN code. The default PIN Code of the receiver is 0000.
For long recording times a USB hard drive (instead of a USB flash
drive) is recommended.
NOTE
Caution:
• All the files saved in your USB Storage Drive will be erased when
you do formatting.
• Do not disconnect the USB Storage Drive while formatting. It may
cause damage to your USB Storage Drive.
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Scheduled Recording
You can record in two ways;
• One-touch recording (OTR)
• Scheduled Recording
Scheduled Recording allows you to schedule up to 16 programmes in advance with
each recording lasting up to 6 hours.
To access the Record Schedule Menu press MENU then select “Record Schedule”
from the “Channels” menu.
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The Record Schedule Menu
The “Schedule Recording Menu” tables the schedule of recording for your favourite
TV programmes.
Scheduling a New Recording
From the Record Schedule Menu press the Green key to add a new recording
schedule.
Note: You can also add a new recording schedule from the EPG (see page 18)
Adjust the timer, channel name and record frequency through the pop-up display,
and then press ENTER to confirm your booking.
The HD8000UPVR will start recording the scheduled programme when the allotted
time comes.
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Deleting a Recording Schedule
Select the scheduled programme and press the Red key;
Select “Yes” to delete the selected schedule.
Starting (Scheduled) Recording
When the scheduled record time comes “Start Recording” displays and recording
starts.
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Current Record Info
To view the Current Record Info, press MENU then select “Current Record Info” from
the “Channels” menu.
Approximate Recording Times
Depending on the content being recorded, the recording times may become shorter
than indicated. (The times provided below are an estimate, use only as a guide.)
Recording Mode
Recording Times
Capacity
MPEG2 SD Channel
30 minutes
1GB
MPEG2 HD Channel
15 minutes
1GB
MPEG2 SD Channel
1 hour
2GB
MPEG2 HD Channel
1 hour
4GB
MPEG2 SD Channel
2 hours
4GB
MPEG2 HD Channel
2 hours
8GB
MPEG2 SD Channel
5 hours
10GB
MPEG2 HD Channel
5 hours
20GB
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OTR (One Touch Recording)
OTR is a special feature of the HD8000UPVR, making the recording function easy
to use with a single press of REC on the remote control.
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Starting OTR Record:
When you wish to start a recording, while watching TV, just press REC. The
recording window will momentarily display to indicate recording has started.
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End of Recording:
A. Press STOP on the remote control, or
B. Recording will automatically stop at the end of the current programme
based on the broadcast Now/Next programme information.
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Playback Recorded TV Content
The HD8000UPVR can only playback content that has been recorded
to the USB Storage Drive.
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File Menu
Press FILE to open the “Select File Type” menu.
Select “Video” to open of the “PVR File Management” menu.
Select “All List” to view the file-paths.
“Photo” option: You can connect a storage drive without formatting to view jpeg
(jpg) photos from that storage device. Select “Photos” from the “Select File Type”
menu to view photos.
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PVR File Management
In “PVR FPreview Menu”, you can playback your preferred recorded programme by
simply highlighting the video clip and pressing ENTER. If you press INFO, you can
review the recorded programme’s information.
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Playback Display
Playback - Remote Control Keys
Play
Press PLAY to begin playback of or restart a recorded programme.
Pause
Press PAUSE to pause the recorded programme.
Forward
Press FWD repeatedly to forward the recorded programme by 2X, 4X, 8X and up to
16X forward speed.
Rewind (RWD)
Press RWD repeatedly to rewind the recorded programme by 2X, 4X, 8X and up to
16X rewind speed.
Stop
Press STOP to stop playing the recorded programme, and return to previous page.
Skip Forward and Skip Backward
If the recorded programme is longer than 10 minutes then you can Skip forward or
Skip backward in 10 minute steps by selecting the
or
options on the playback
display and pressing ENTER.
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Main Menu Map
Main Menu
Channel Edit
Channels
File Menu
Record Schedule
Current Record Info
Settings
Parental Rating
Audio
Video
Time
On Screen Display (OSD)
Auto Scan
Manual Scan
Setup
Quick Scan
Format Storage Drive
PIN Code
System
Information
Reset to Default
Software Upgrade
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Main Menu
Press MENU to display the Main
Menu screen. Use the directional
keys ▲, ▼, ◄ and ► to move
through the menu and press
ENTER to select the chosen
option.
Channels
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Channel Edit:
Channel Edit allows you to manage your favourite channels.
Use the ▲, ▼, ◄ and ► to highlight options and press ENTER to assign channels
to the Favourite List or remove from the Favourite List.
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Red key: Change the Channel List between all channels, transponder
channels or favourite channels.
Green key: Sort lists alphabetically, by Logical Channel Number (LCN) or by
network frequency.
File Menu: - see page 25
Record Schedule: - see page 20
Current Record Info: - see page 23
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Settings
Parental Rating:
Allows you to set a parental rating
for a channel to prevent your
children from viewing sensitive
channels.
Once you set the parental rating
for the particular channel, the
parental rating transmitted with the
channel will verify if the received
rating is higher than the parental
lock rating.
A pop-up message will show that
the channel is locked. To see the
channel, you have to enter the PIN
code before viewing the channel.
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Audio:
The Audio menu allows you to
setup the following formats:
• Audio Language (English only)
• Audio Preference: Allows you to
choose between Mpeg and Dolby
as preference format for current
viewing.
• Default Volume: Adjust the
volume to your preference.
Video:
The Video menu allows you to
setup the following formats:
• HD Video Format:
PAL/576p/720p/1080i
• Aspect Ratio:
16:9, AFD 16:9 Wide, 4:3 Letter
Box, 4:3 Centre Cut, AFD 4:3
Letter Box and AFD 4:3 Centre
Cut
• Picture Setup:
Brightness, Contrast, Saturation,
Hue, Sharpness and DNR (Digital
Noise Reduction)
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Time:
The Local Time Setup menu
allows you to setup the following
local time format:
On Screen Display (OSD):
The OSD Setting Menu allows
you to adjust the screen display
features from the following;
• I-Plate:
The I-Plate is shown every time
the channel changes or after
pressing INFO. Select to adjust
the timeout period.
• Menu Language: (English only)
• Auto Subtitle:
Enabling this setting automatically
shows subtitles in programmes if
available.
• Hearing Impaired:
Enabling this setting automatically
shows sound subtitles for the
hearing impaired if available.
• Menu Timeout:
Timeout interval for OSD menus.
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Setup
Note: The default PIN code of this receiver is 0000.
Auto Scan:
On the “Setup” menu, highlight “Auto Scan” and press ENTER to start channel
search.
Once a digital TV/Radio channel is found, the channel number and the programme
name will be displayed.
“Scan Complete” shows after scanning is finished.
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Manual Scan:
If you know the
frequency of a local
broadcaster you can
conduct a Manual
Scan. Input the
Channel No. and
Frequency, and select
Start Scan to scan a
specific channel.
“Scan Complete” shows after scanning is finished.
Note: These parameters vary between different regions. Please refer to the details
provided by your local broadcast service.
Quick Scan:
Select the region and press ENTER
to start the channel search.
Once a digital TV/Radio channel is
found, the channel number and the
programme name will be displayed.
“Scan Complete” shows after
scanning is finished.
Format USB Storage Drive: - See page 19.
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System
PIN Code:
The PIN Code setting menu
allows you to change the 4 digit
PIN Code for the HD8000UPVR
using the numeric keys (0-9).
• Enter the Current PIN Code.
• Enter the New PIN Code.
• Confirm the new PIN Code.
Note: The default password of
this receiver is 0000.
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Information:
Select to view the System
Information menu showing the
current hardware version (H/W)
and software version (S/W) of the
HD8000UPVR.
Set Defaults:
Select to restore the factory
default settings. All current
settings and data will be
eliminated. The USB Storage
Data remains unchanged.
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Software Upgrade:
The software for the
HD8000UPVR may be upgraded
in future. Visit the website; www.
uniden.com.au for Australian
model or www.uniden.co.nz
for Zealand model for latest
information.
• Copy the software file to the root
folder of a USB Storage Drive
(Only USB Hard Drives, USB Flash
Drives or USB Single SD Card
Readers are supported. NOT USB
multi-card readers)
• Insert the USB Storage Drive into
USB port.
Note: S/W Upgrade: S/W Upgrade is enabled in the Information menu:
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• Select the file from the
disk and press ENTER.
• Wait until reading of the
file is done and when the
message “Do you want to
update?” appears, select
“Yes”.
• Please wait until “Erasing
Flash” and “Programming
Flash” is completed.
Note: Do not switch off the
power or remove the USB
Storage Drive during this
process.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
(1)The receiver front panel power
indicator doesn’t light up, and no
message appears on the front
panel
(a)Check the main lead and make sure the power plug is
well plugged into a stable power outlet (b)Press POWER
button on the front panel to see if the green light (power
indicator) is on. (c)Check the digital receiver is in “Standby”
mode or not by pressing STANDBY on the remote control
(2)Some indication on the front
panel but no picture on your TV
screen
(a)Press MENU on the remote control to call up Auto Scan
(b)Make sure the connection between set top box and your
TV matches the mode your TV should be set to. (c)Check
the brightness level of your TV is high enough (d)Connect
first via the composite video output and check if the selected
video output matches the output connected to your screen.
(3)Poor picture quality
(a)Check the antenna and make sure it is aligned to the
correct direction.
(4)No audio
(a)Check the receiver and your TV’s volume are properly set
and not in “MUTE” mode. (b)Check the audio connectors
are correctly and firmly connected. (c)Make sure the
receiver is switched to the correct Audio mode.
(5)No video
(a)Check the receiver if the video connectors are correctly
and firmly connected. (b)Try different video formats by
pressing V.FORMAT on the remote control.
(6)No teletext
(a)Make sure the channel you are watching carries teletext
information. (b)Check your TV and make sure it is teletext
capable. (c)Check your teletext capable TV is in teletext
mode. (d)Select teletext page number, for instance 801.
(7)Cannot lock signal
(a)Make sure your reception systems are correctly installed
and connected correctly to the receiver. (b)Check whether
the parameters you enter is exactly the center frequency of
the wanted channel. Some parameters can be changed by
operators. Make sure you have the most updated ones.
*Note: Please contact your local distributor for any technical problems
• Weather related Signal problems
Natural calamities may affect signal reception. If the terrestrial programming is severely affected by
bad weather conditions, there are a few basic steps you can take to improve reception:
1. Make sure your antenna is aimed to receive the strongest possible signal.
2. If this does not solve the problem, you may consider installing a larger antenna. This can help to
gather more of the signal transmission.
3. If you live in an area subject to frequent snow or freezing rain, you may need to install a deicing
system to eliminate the accumulation of unwanted ice, snow or moisture from the surface of your
antenna.
4. If the programme reception is adversely affected by heavy winds, you can stabilize the antenna
mount with cables.
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Glossary
* Aspect Ratio:
It is the ratio of the width of the screen to the height. The two relevant
digital TV formats are 16:9 (wide screen) or 4:3 (the traditional screen
ratio). 16:9 is ergonomically more suitable for human’s eye.
* AFD
Abbreviation for “Active Format Descriptor”. A format code which
can be used to send information about the “protected” area inside
a widescreen picture which may be cut off for viewing on nonwidescreen TV displays. Used for Aspect Ratio selections.
* Composite Video:
There are three elements of the video system: First - the “active
video” which means the picture to be displayed on the screen and its
associated colors. Second - the “sync” decides where to place each
pixel on the screen. Third - the “blanking” tells the display when to
turn off the electron beam so no retrace across the screen. These
three elements combined together is called “composite video” when
connecting to a display through connectors.
* DVB:
Abbreviation for “Digital Video Broadcasting”. An international
organization created in October 1993, whose primary objective is
to achieve a common framework for all technical platforms of digital
broadcasting systems including DVB-C (cable), DVB-S (satellite),
DVB-T (terrestrial), DVB-MC (MMDS), DVB- CS (SMATV).
* EPG:
Abbreviation for “Electronic Programme Guide”. It is software that
enables viewers to navigate through the large number of channels
offered by digital TV broadcaster and select the desired services.
* Frequency:
The property of a signal which is measured in cycles per
second(=Hertz).
* Letterbox:
The picture with aspect ratio 16:9 in a 4:3 TV screen with blank
lines on top and bottom. It is the means to watch a wide screen TV
programme on a 4:3 TV screen.
* OSD:
Abbreviation of “On Screen Display”, used in digital set top box. OSD
is comprised of a main menu and many submenus with lots of options
of functions inside.
* PAL:
Stands for “Phase Alternating Line”, the European video standard
which has the image format of 4 by 3, 625 horizontal lines, 50 Hz and
a total 8 MHz of video channel width.
* Y/Pb/Pr:
Component Video. It is better than S-Video and Composite Video in
terms of picture quality.
*HDMI:
High Definition Multimedia Interface transmits High Resolution
uncompressed Video and Audio over a single cable between a Digital
Receiver and a High Definition Television Display.
*HD:
High Definition Television (HDTV) offers wide-screen 16:9 television
with HD broadcasts regularly including enhanced Surround Sound
Audio. HDTV broadcasting is increasingly common in two variants:
720p and 1080i. 720p is a progressive system with 1280x720 Pixels
in each frame. 1080i is an integrated system where the 1920 Pixels
are divided into two fields for more efficient transmission.
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Product Specification:
Mechanical:
Size (WxHxD)mm
Weight
PCB Construction
Power:
Input Voltage
Consumption
Front End:
Input Frequency
Channel Bandwidth
Standard / Demodulation
Constellation
FFT
Guard Interval
Code Rate
Loop Through Frequency
System:
CPU
Flash Memory
RAM
Video:
Format
Picture Resolution
Video Signal/ Connector
Audio:
Formats
Analog Audio Output
Recording:
Connector
SW Upload:
Connector
On Screen Display (OSD):
Number of Colours
Front Panel:
Button Key
Front Panel Indicator
Remote Control
General Data:
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
265mm x 40mm x 163mm
1.4Kgm
4 Layers
DC 12V /1.5A
18W exclude USB device, Less than 3 W
Standby Mode
49 ~ 861 MHz / IEC-Female
7 / 8MHz
DVB-T / COFDM
QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
2K, 8K
1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
49 ~ 861 MHz / IEC-male
450 DMIPS
8MB
128MB DDR
MPEG2 Main Profile@Main Level
MPEG2 Main Profile@High Level
MPEG4 Main Profile@Level 4.1
720 x 576i, 720 x 576p, 1280 x 720p,
1920 x 1080i
Composite Video: CVBS x 1
Component Video: YPbPr x 1
HDMI x 1
MPEG1 Layer I, II,Dolby Digital
RCA Jack L/R x 2
Front USB x 1
Front USB x 1
16 bit color
4 keys (Standby/On, CH+, CH-, Video Format)
Red LED (Standby), Green LED (On)
47 Keys(NEC Code)
5C~ 40C
-40C ~ 65C
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One Year Limited Warranty
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
UNIDEN HD8000UPVR SET TOP BOX
IMPORTANT:
Evidence of original purchase is required for warranty service.
WARRANTOR:
Uniden Australia Pty Limited A.B.N. 58 001 865 498
Uniden New Zealand Limited
Warranty only available in original country of purchase.
ELEMENT OF WARRANTY:
Uniden warrants to the original retail owner for the duration of this warranty, its UNIDEN
HD8000UPVR SET TOP BOX (herein after referred to as the Product), to be free from defects in
materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below.
WARRANTY DURATION:
This warranty to the original retail owner only, shall terminate and be of no further effect ONE (1)
year after the date of original retail sale.
This warranty will be deemed invalid if the Product is;
(A) Damaged or not maintained as reasonable and necessary,
(B) Modified, altered or used as part of any conversion kits, subassemblies, or any configurations
not sold by Uniden,
(C) Improperly installed,
(D) Repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden Repair Agent for a defect or malfunction
covered by this warranty,
(E) Used in conjunction with any equipment or parts or as part of a system not manufactured by
Uniden, or
(F) Where the Serial Number label of the product has been removed or damaged beyond
recognition.
Warranty only valid in the country of original retail/sale.
PARTS COVERED:
This warranty covers for one (1) year, the Product and included accessories.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY:
In the event that the Product does not conform to this warranty at any time while this warranty is in
effect, the warrantor at its discretion will repair the defect or replace the Product and return it to you
without charge for parts or service. This warranty does not provide for reimbursement or payment
of incidental or consequential damages.
This EXPRESS WARRANTY is in addition to and does not in any way affect your rights under the
TRADE PRACTICES ACT 1974 (Cth) (Australia) or the CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT (New
Zealand).
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OR WARRANTY:
UNIDEN AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
SERVICE DIVISION
345 Princes Highway, Rockdale NSW 2216
Fx(02) 9599 3278
www.uniden.com.au
UNIDEN NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
SERVICE DIVISION
150 Harris Road, East Tamaki, Manukau 2013
Fx(09) 274 4253
www.uniden.co.nz
Customers in other States should ship or deliver the Product freight pre-paid to their nearest
Uniden Authorized Repair Centre (Contact Uniden for the nearest Warranty Agent to you).
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Uniden New Zealand Limited. Printed in PRC.