User Guide
DCX3501–M
High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR
Set-top
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read these instructions.
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Keep these instructions.
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Heed all warnings.
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Follow all instructions.
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Do not use this apparatus near water.
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Clean only with dry cloth.
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Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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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.
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Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
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Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
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Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
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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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
The DCX3501-M set-top requires careful handling to avoid potential damage to its internal hard disk drive or the loss of
recorded data. Be sure to follow these requirements during transportation and installation.
The plug is the main disconnect device. It shall remain readily accessible and operable.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
During Transportation to the Subscriber Home
Transport the cable terminal in its shipping box or an equally padded container.
Do not expose the terminal to rain or moisture.
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During Installation
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Do not place the terminal in an enclosed area where the cooling vents are blocked or impede the flow of
air through the ventilation openings.
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Install the terminal so that its position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, do not
place the terminal on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that could block the ventilation openings.
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Install the terminal away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers and stoves. Installation of
the terminal near consumer electronics devices, such as stereo receiver/amplifiers and televisions, is
permitted as long as the air surrounding the terminal does not exceed 40º C (104º F).
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Place the terminal on a flat surface not prone to vibration or impact.
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Do not install the terminal in an area where condensation occurs.
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To prevent the temporary loss of guide data and cause a temporarily non-responding terminal, do not
plug the AC power cord into a switched power outlet.
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To avoid shock and vibration damage to the internal hard drive, do not move the terminal while it is
plugged in.
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To allow the hard drive to spin down and park its heads, wait at least 10 seconds after disconnecting
power before moving the terminal.
FCC Compliance
Note: 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 a
residential installation. This equipment 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 this 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 or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and set-top.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the set-top is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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FCC Declaration Of Conformity
Motorola Mobility Inc., 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323-1000, declares that the DCX3501-M settop complies with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device.
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This Class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Table of Contents
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Contents
Safety & Regulatory Information .................................................................................................. i
Software License .......................................................................................................................... iv
Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 1
Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 1
Front Panel ................................................................................................................................ 2
Rear Panel ................................................................................................................................. 3
Operation ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Turning Power On and Off .............................................................................................................. 4
Changing Channels .......................................................................................................................... 4
Adjusting the Volume ...................................................................................................................... 4
Interactive Program Guide ............................................................................................................... 4
Front Panel Format Button .............................................................................................................. 5
Operation .................................................................................................................................. 5
Video Format Indicators (Front Panel Display) .......................................................................... 5
M-Card™ .......................................................................................................................................... 6
Digital Video Recorder (DVR) ....................................................................................................... 7
Using the External DVR Expansion Feature .................................................................................... 9
Connecting Your DCX Set-top ................................................................................................... 10
Video Connection Options ............................................................................................................. 10
HDMI or IEEE-1394 — HDTV and SDTV ................................................................................. 11
Component video (YPbPr) — HDTV and SDTV ....................................................................... 11
S-Video — SDTV ..................................................................................................................... 11
Composite Video — SDTV ...................................................................................................... 11
RF Output — SDTV ................................................................................................................. 11
Connecting HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio.............................................................. 12
Cable In ................................................................................................................................... 12
HDMI ....................................................................................................................................... 12
IEEE-1394 ................................................................................................................................ 12
Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio ....................... 13
Connecting HDTV — Separate Video/Audio Connections ............................................................. 14
Cable In ................................................................................................................................... 14
DVI........................................................................................................................................... 14
Component Video (YPbPr)....................................................................................................... 14
Audio ....................................................................................................................................... 14
Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an HDTV — Separate Video/Audio ........................................... 15
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Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio ........................................................................................... 16
Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an HDTV — Alternate Audio ..................................................... 17
Connecting an SDTV ...................................................................................................................... 18
Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an SDTV .................................................................................... 19
Connecting a Standard-Definition TV (SDTV) and VCR/DVD Recorder .......................................... 20
Connecting an A/V Receiver, SDTV, and VCR/DVD Recorder ....................................................... 22
Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an A/V Receiver, SDTV, and VCR/DVD Recorder ..................... 23
Connecting Your Set-top to an External eSATA DVR .................................................................... 24
Recording Your Connections...................................................................................................... 25
Data Devices.................................................................................................................................. 26
Data Features ................................................................................................................................ 26
On-Screen Graphics ....................................................................................................................... 27
Configuring A/V, Closed Captioning, and Other Settings ...................................................... 28
User Settings Menu Main Screen ................................................................................................. 29
Native Mode Settings Screen........................................................................................................ 35
Additional HDMI Settings Screen .................................................................................................. 38
Additional Closed Caption Settings Screen ................................................................................... 40
Subtitle and DVS Settings Screen ................................................................................................. 42
Advanced Audio/Video Settings Screen ........................................................................................ 44
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................... 46
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Introduction
Introduction
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Overview
Congratulations on receiving a Motorola DCX3501-M Series High-Definition All-Digital
Dual Tuner Cable Set-top, one of the most advanced interactive digital cable set-tops
available today. 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) and the incredible picture quality and sound of High-Definition TV
(HDTV).
The DCX3501-M includes an “Entertainment Package” that enables a direct digital
connection to consumer audio and video devices through IEEE-1394 and HDMI™
interfaces. Dolby® Digital Plus is supported by the HDMI interface and provides 7.1
channels and beyond of enhanced-quality audio. The set-top is fully equipped with a
factory-installed hard drive for hours of DVR functionality, which includes the capability of
recording two High-Definition programs, or watching one while recording another.
This User Guide introduces you to the basic features, outlines important safeguards, and
provides several options for integrating this component into your current entertainment
system. Please take a few moments to read through this User Guide; the configuration
diagrams, on-screen menu description, and troubleshooting sections will help you make
the most of your home entertainment experience.
To determine which features of digital cable are provided in your service area, please
check with your local cable operator. They will be happy to provide instructions for these
optional services.
Features
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All-Digital Dual Tuner High-Definition DVR M-Card Host (dual tuners support watch
and record mode)
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Dual Advanced A/V High-Definition decode
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Integrated MoCA™ networking
HDMI, Component, IEEE-1394, S-Video, Composite, RF remod, Digital Audio
(S/PDIF), Audio L/R, Ethernet, USB, eSATA
1080p 24/30 video decode and 1080p 24/30/60 video output support
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Front Panel
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Cursor — Menu navigation
Select — Selects menu options
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Power — Turns the set-top on and off (standby)
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Menu — Displays the menu
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Guide — Displays the program guide
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Info — Displays current channel and program information
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Format * — Change the video output format
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Channel — Changes channel up or down
* Availability of certain features is dependent upon application support.
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Rear Panel
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Cable In — Connects to cable signal from your service provider
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RF Out — Ch 3/4 modulated audio/video (SDTV) to TV or VCR
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S-Video — Connects to S-Video (SDTV) input of TV or VCR
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Digital Audio (Coaxial S/PDIF) — Provides Dolby® Digital or PCM output
Digital Audio (Optical S/PDIF) — Provides Dolby® Digital or PCM output
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Video outputs / YPbPr — Component video output (HDTV)
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Video Out — Composite Video (SDTV)
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Audio Out — L/R audio
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eSATA* — External Serial ATA disk interface
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HDMI — High-Definition TV (HDTV) connector
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USB* 2.0 — High-Speed peripheral device connection
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Ethernet* — Network connection
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External IR Input — Connects to a remote control set-top accessory cable
Data test connector (service personnel only)
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IEEE-1394 — Audio and video device connection
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Power connector
* Availability of certain features is dependent upon application support.
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Operation
Operation
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Turning Power On and Off
Press power on the front panel or remote control to turn the DCX set-top on or off
(standby). When using the remote control, be sure it is in cable mode by pressing cable
before pressing power. When using the front panel please note that the front panel
buttons are touch-sensitive, so simply touch the power icon to turn on the set-top.
Changing Channels
You can change channels in three ways:
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Press channel + or – on the front panel of the DCX set-top or the remote control to
step through the channel selection.
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Enter the number of the channel you wish to view using the number keys on the
remote control.
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Select the channel in the Interactive Program Guide.
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 toggle the sound on and off.
For best audio quality when using the analog L/R (var.) volume controlled audio outputs,
use the remote control to set the DCX set-top to approximately three quarters of the
maximum volume level and then adjust the audio levels on external devices such as your
TV or A/V receiver.
When using the analog L/R (fixed) audio outputs or any of the digital audio outputs
(HDMI, IEEE-1394, optical or coaxial digital audio) adjust the audio levels on your external
device such as your TV or A/V receiver. You may also be able to program your remote to
control the volume of your TV or A/V receiver directly (refer to the remote control
instruction manual).
Interactive Program Guide
The Interactive Program Guide displays information about TV programs and enables you
to access features such as Parental Control or Pay-Per-View. Interactive program guides
can vary with each cable service provider. Refer to the Interactive Program Guide’s
instruction manual for detailed instructions.
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Operation
Front Panel Format Button
The Format button located on the front panel of the DCX3501-M set-top allows you to
quickly change the video output format used by the Component Video (YPbPr) and HDMI
outputs. The DCX3501-M set-top is capable of providing the following video formats on
the YPbPr and HDMI video outputs:
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High Definition 1080i (1920 x 1080 pixels)
High Definition 720p (1280 x 720 pixels)
Enhanced Definition 480p (720 x 480 pixels)
Standard Definition 480i (720 x 480 pixels)
The DCX3501-M set-top is also capable of passing through High-Definition 1080p
24/30/60 (1920 x 1080 pixels) source content over the HDMI video output.
The Format button is intended to allow you to select a video output format that is
compatible with a connected display device. Some televisions may not support all four
video formats listed above. The Format button provides an easy method for selecting an
output format that is compatible with your television.
Operation
The Format button is intended to complement the User Settings Menu (see Configuring
the Audio, Video, and Closed Caption Settings). It is not intended to replace the User
Settings Menu. The User Settings Menu is the preferred method of optimizing the DCX
set-top to operate with your specific television.
If you cannot get a video display when the DCX set-top is connected to your television
via component video or standard HDMI cables, use the Format button to select a video
output format that results in a viewable picture on the display screen. Once a viewable
picture is available, use the User Settings Menu to optimize the DCX3501-M set-top
display settings for your specific television.
Video Format Indicators (Front Panel Display)
The front panel display of the DCX3501-M set-top is equipped with indicators to the right
hand side of the display that are used to indicate the currently-selected video output
format on the component video (YPbPr) and HDMI outputs. As the Format button is
depressed, the front panel format indicators will change to illuminate the currently
selected video output format in use by the DCX set-top.
Note: There are some scenarios where the DCX set-top does not change the video
output format if the Format button is depressed. In these scenarios, the DCX3501-M settop will flash the currently illuminated video format indicator on the front panel display. If
this should occur, please use the User Settings Menu to make further changes to the
video output settings of the DCX3501-M set-top.
Note: Availability of certain features is dependent upon application support.
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M-Card™
The M-Card is required to view cable television programs, previously recorded programs
on the DVR, or interactive on-demand programs. The M-Card should not be removed.
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Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
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The DCX3501-M set-top is equipped with an internal hard drive for DVR (Digital Video
Recorder) functionality, which provides the ability to record both Standard Definition TV
(SDTV) and High Definition TV (HDTV) programs. Storage time varies based on the video
format and specific channel.
The DCX3501-M set-top is also equipped with an eSATA interface on the rear panel. This
interface allows the connection of an external hard disk drive to increase the DVR
storage capacity of the DCX3501-M. Note: your service provider must authorize your
DCX3501-M for external DVR functionality.
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 when switching between time-shifted
and live TV.
The DCX3501-M model also includes integrated MoCA™ networking which supports
whole-home DVR capabilities. This feature extends the DVR experience to DCX3200-M
or other compatible non-DVR set-tops with integrated MoCA, when enabled by
application software. On your non-DVR set-top you can now view your DVR recordings,
playback content, and set future recordings all from another room in your home.
With the DCX3501-M set-top, you can:
Record Programming. The total hours of recorded content will vary based on the
storage capacity of your DVR, the storage capacity of your specific external drive (if
authorized), and type of content (digital SD or HD and encoding method, MPEG-2 or
MPEG-4) being recorded.
Drive Size
500 GB
Estimated Recording Hours
Standard Definition
High-Definition
350 to 700 (MPEG-4)
100 to 160 (MPEG-4)
175 to 350 (MPEG-2)
50 to 60 (MPEG-2)
Maintain a Personal Program Library. Accessed by using the Interactive Program
Guide (IPG).
Control Live TV. Pause, rewind, and 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 and provided remote control.)
Simultaneous Watch and Record. Record one program in the background while
viewing another live broadcast at the same time.
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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
program recorded on your DVR while recording up to two other programs at the same
time. You can also easily switch from viewing the pre-recorded program and either of the
programs you’re recording.
Play Recorded Programming On Networked Set-tops In Your Home. Using
integrated MoCA networking, DCX3501-M recorded entertainment can be accessed by
other compatible non-DVR set-tops with integrated MoCA, when enabled by application
software.
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Using the External DVR Expansion Feature
To use the external DVR expansion feature of the DCX3501-M, first ensure that your
service provider has authorized your DCX3501-M for external DVR functionality. If
authorized, follow these steps to begin using the external DVR feature:
1. Power on your DCX3501-M and your television and ensure that you have a picture.
2. Connect a compatible eSATA hard disk drive to the DCX3501-M using the eSATA
cable supplied with your external drive enclosure. The DCX3501-M will automatically
detect that a hard disk drive has been connected to the eSATA interface.
3. The DCX3501-M will display an alert that an external hard disk drive has been
connected and that it must be formatted. Use the remote control to confirm the
format (formatting a drive will erase any and all content that on the drive).
4. The DCX3501-M displays a message when formatting is complete and if the
operation succeeded or failed.
During formatting of the external hard disk drive, the DCX3501-M will perform
several tests to determine if the hard drive’s performance is acceptable for DVR
functionality. If the hard drive is unable to pass these performance tests, the
DCX3501-M will alert you that the external drive is not compatible for DVR use.
5. The DCX3501-M will confirm that an external drive is connected and available for
use.
While using the external DVR expansion feature of your DCX3501-M:
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Recordings made on the external hard disk drive can only be played back on the
same DCX3501-M used to record the programs. You cannot connect your external
hard disk drive to another DCX3501-M (or another cable box with an eSATA
interface) and watch programs that have been recorded on the hard drive.
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You can use multiple external hard disk drives with the same DCX3501-M, however;
you can only watch the recordings that are available on the drive connected to the
DCX3501-M at that time. To watch recordings that you made on another external
drive, simply disconnect the external drive, follow the on-screen prompts, reconnect
the other external drive, and again follow the on-screen prompts.
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Whenever the DCX3501-M reboots, a temporary loss of the program listings in the
interactive program guide (IPG) is possible.
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Instructions and diagrams are included for the following connections:
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High-Definition Television (HDTV)
A/V receiver — Audio
Standard-Definition TV (SDTV)
Standard-Definition TV (SDTV) and VCR/DVD Recorder
A/V receiver, Standard-Definition TV (SDTV), and VCR/DVD Recorder
Before you move or change components on your entertainment system, review the
following:
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For basic cable connections, use 75 ohm coaxial cables equipped with F type
connectors.
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Disconnect power from your equipment before connecting or changing cable
connections.
For information on connecting to an HDTV, see Video Connection Options.
Caution
Do not place anything on top of your DCX set-top, especially other home
entertainment components. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation to prevent
overheating.
Video Connection Options
The DCX set-top offers several different video connection options. Component video,
HDMI, and IEEE-1394 allow you to view both High-Definition and Standard-Definition TV
programming. Composite video, S-Video, and RF coaxial connections allow you to view
only Standard-Definition TV programming. HD programming will be down-converted to
SD format for SD outputs.
To determine whether your TV features component video, HDMI, IEEE-1394, S-Video, or
composite video, check the manual supplied with your TV.
Use the guidelines below to determine the best video connection for your home
entertainment system.
Note: Only (1) video connection to the TV is required. HD video can only be viewed with
HDMI, IEEE-1394, or component video connections.
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HDMI or IEEE-1394 — HDTV and SDTV
HDMI and IEEE-1394 offer higher quality HD video than component video.
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If your TV has an HDMI input, this is for both audio and video. Connect a Standard
HDMI cable to the TV and to the HDMI connector on your DCX set-top.
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HDMI and IEEE-1394 outputs provide video and audio, so no separate audio
connections are required if you plan to use your TV’s speakers as the primary audio
source.
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On-screen graphics will not be displayed when you are using the IEEE-1394
connection on the rear panel of the DCX set-top. Refer to Section 6 for more
information.
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If your TV has a DVI input, connect a HDMI-to-DVI adapter or cable to the HDMI out
connector on the DCX set-top and the DVI HDTV connector on your TV.
Note: DVI does not provide audio. A separate audio connection must be made.
Component video (YPbPr) — HDTV and SDTV
The YPbPr connectors on your DCX set-top provide HDTV and SDTV component video.
Note: Component video does not provide audio. A separate audio connection must be
made.
S-Video — SDTV
If a component video input is not available on your TV, use the S-Video connection.
Note: S-Video does not provide audio. A separate audio connection must be made.
Composite Video — SDTV
If an S-Video input is not available on your TV, use the composite video (video)
connection.
Note: Composite video does not provide audio. A separate audio connection must be
made.
RF Output — SDTV
If no other input is available on your TV, the RF Output of the DCX3501-M set-top can be
connected to the Antenna or Cable Input on your TV. The RF Output carries both video
and audio. Set your TV to channel 3 or 4.
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Cable In
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the CABLE IN connector on the
DCX set-top.
HDMI
If your TV has an HDMI input, this is for both audio and video if you are using the TV
speakers. Connect a Standard HDMI cable to the TV and to the HDMI connector on your
DCX set-top.
IEEE-1394
If your HDTV has an IEEE-1394 connector, you can use the IEEE-1394 for both your
video and audio connection. Connect an IEEE-1394 cable to the IEEE-1394 connector on
your HDTV and DCX set-top.
Note: On-screen graphics will not be displayed when you are using the IEEE-1394
connection on the rear panel of the DCX set-top. Refer to Section 6 for more information.
If you have an audio/video receiver and are not using your TV’s speakers, go to
Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an A/V Receiver – Audio.
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Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an HDTV — Single Connection for
Video/Audio
Note: Only (1) HDTV video connection needs to be made to an HDTV.
Note: On-screen graphics will not be displayed when using IEEE-1394 connection. Refer
to Section 6 for more information.
Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections.
Note: Optional HDMI connection to A/V Receiver shown but not required.
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Cable In
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the CABLE IN connector on the
DCX set-top.
DVI
If your TV has a DVI input, use the DVI connection for your video, connect a HDMI-to-DVI
adapter or cable to the HDMI out connector on the DCX set-top and the DVI-HDTV
connector on your TV.
Note: A DVI connection supports only the video connection between the DCX set-top
and the HDTV.
To connect your audio connections with your TV speakers, go to Audio section below.
To connect your audio connections for an A/V receiver, go to Connecting Your DCX Settop to an A/V Receiver — Audio.
Component Video (YPbPr)
Connect the component video cables to the Y, Pb, and Pr connectors on your HDTV and
DCX set-top.
Note: This connection supports only the high definition video connection between the
DCX set-top and the HDTV.
Note: Be sure to match up each signal to the same connection on the TV, otherwise the
colors will not appear correctly on your TV.
To connect your audio connections with your TV speakers, go to Audio section below.
To connect your audio connections for an A/V receiver, go to Connecting to an A/V
Receiver — Audio.
Audio
If your TV does not have digital audio inputs, connect the stereo audio cable to the audio
L/R connectors on the DCX3501-M set-top and the Audio L/R connectors on the HDTV.
If your TV supports a digital audio inputs, use the digital audio optical S/PDIF or coaxial
S/PDIF outputs instead of the audio L/R outputs. S/PDIF offers better audio quality,
including support for Dolby® Digital audio.
For information on configuring your DCX set-top settings, go to Configuring the Audio,
Video, and Closed Caption Settings.
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Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an HDTV — Separate Video/Audio
Note: Only (1) video connection and (1) audio connection needs to be made to an HDTV.
Note: HDMI-to-DVI adapter is not included with the set-top.
Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections.
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Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio
There are several options available for audio connections to your A/V receiver:
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Digital audio (OPTICAL S/PDIF)
Digital audio (COAXIAL S/PDIF)
Stereo audio (AUDIO L/R)
If your A/V receiver supports it,, the optical (S/PDIF) or coaxial (S/PDIF) digital audio
outputs may be used in place of the stereo audio outputs (audio L/R). These outputs
offer a higher level of audio quality, including support for Dolby Digital audio.
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Digital audio optical (S/PDIF) — Connect the optical cable to the digital audio
OPTICAL connector on the DCX set-top and the optical connector on the A/V
receiver.
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Digital audio coaxial (S/PDIF) — Connect the digital audio cable to the digital audio
coaxial connector on the DCX set-top and the digital input coax connector on the A/V
receiver.
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Stereo audio — Connect the stereo audio cable to the audio L/R connectors on the
DCX set-top and the audio l/r connectors on the A/V receiver.
For information on configuring your DCX set-top settings, see Configuring the Audio,
Video, and Closed Caption Settings
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Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an HDTV — Alternate Audio
Note: Only (1) audio connection needs to be made to an HDTV.
Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections.
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Connecting an SDTV
1. Connect the stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT L/R connectors on the DCX settop and the audio L/R connectors on the Standard-Definition TV (SDTV).
2. Connect an S-Video cable to the SVIDEO connector on the DCX set-top and the input
S-Video on the TV.
Note: If the TV does not support S-Video connections, composite video connections may
be used in place of S-Video connection.
Note: If the TV does not support S-Video or composite video connections, use the RF out
connector on the DCX set-top. The RF connection carries video and audio.
These video connection methods do not support HD video. If you have an HDTV, see
Connecting HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio.
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Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an SDTV
Note: S-Video and Composite video require separate audio connections.
Note: Only (1) video connection and (1) audio connection is required.
Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections.
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Connecting a Standard-Definition TV (SDTV) and VCR/DVD
Recorder
1. Connect a stereo audio cable to the audio out l and r connectors on the DCX3501-M
Series set-top and the input audio l and r connectors on the VCR/DVD Recorder.
1. Connect a video cable to the video out connector on the DCX3501-M Series set-top
and the input video connector on the VCR/DVD Recorder.
2. Connect a stereo audio cable to the output audio l and r connectors on the
VCR/DVD Recorder and the input audio left and right connectors on the SDTV.
3. Connect a video cable to the output video connector on the VCR/DVD Recorder and
the input video connector on the SDTV.
Note: You can also connect using the S-Video connectors, if supported by the VCR/DVD
Recorder.
Note: These video connection methods do not support HD video. If there is an HDTV,
see Connecting HDTV — Separate Video/Audio Connections.
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Connecting an A/V Receiver, SDTV, and VCR/DVD Recorder
1. Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT L/R connectors on the DCX set-top
and the input L/R connectors on the A/V receiver.
2. Connect an S-Video cable to the SVIDEO connector on the DCX set-top and the SVideo connector on the A/V receiver.
3. Note: If your A/V Receiver does not support S-Video connections, Composite video
connections may be used in place of the S-Video connection.
4. Connect a stereo audio cable to the VCR AUDIO OUT L/R connectors on the A/V
receiver and the INPUT AUDIO L/R connectors on the stereo VCR.
5. Connect a stereo audio cable to the output AUDIO OUT L/R connectors on the
stereo VCR and the VCR audio in L/R connectors on the A/V receiver.
6. Connect a composite 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 composite video cable to the output video connector on the stereo VCR
and the video VCR IN connector on the A/V receiver.
8. Connect an S-Video cable to the input S-Video connector on the Standard-Definition
TV (SDTV) and the TV/monitor output S-Video connector on the A/V receiver.
Note: If your TV or A/V receiver does not support S-Video connections, Composite
connections may be used in place of the S-Video connections.
Note: The digital audio optical (optical S/PDIF) or digital audio (COAXIAL S/PDIF) audio
outputs may be used in place of the stereo audio outputs (audio L/R). These outputs
offer a higher level of audio quality, including support for Dolby Digital audio.
These video connection methods do not support HD video. If you have an HDTV, see
Connecting HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio.
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Connecting Your DCX Set-top to an A/V Receiver, SDTV, and
VCR/DVD Recorder
Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections.
Note: Consult your A/V receiver manual for additional wiring options or constraints when
including a VCR/DVD Recorder in your configuration.
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Connecting Your Set-top to an External eSATA DVR
1. Contact your cable service provider to verify the set-top software necessary to
support External DVR Storage is available in your area.
2. Connect the AC power cord to the external drive and plug the external drive’s AC
power adapter into an electrical outlet.
3. Allow approximately 15 to 30 seconds for the external drive to reach operating
speed.
4. Connect one end of the eSATA cable to the set-top.
5. Connect the other end of the eSATA cable to the external drive.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: Only connect external hard drives that have been approved by Motorola for
external DVR service. Connecting an external drive that has not been approved could
result in poor DVR performance.
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Recording Your Connections
Use this diagram to record 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 DCX set-top before connecting or changing cable
connections. Do not place another component or object on top of the DCX set-top.
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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.
Data Features
In addition to high-quality audio and video, the DCX set-top has the capability to deliver
high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail, IP telephony, e-commerce, and
home banking.
Note: Your DCX set-top may be equipped with the interface connections illustrated, but
their functionality depends on the services offered by your service provider.
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On-Screen Graphics
Your DCX set-top can generate 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 DCX set-top
overlays these graphics whenever you open a menu, enable closed captions, or scroll
through a program grid.
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On-screen graphics are not available on all video output combinations.
On-screen graphics will not be displayed when you are using the IEEE-1394
connection on the rear panel of the DCX set-top.
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Configuring A/V, Closed
Captioning, and Other Settings
6
The following describes how to configure the audio (for HDMI connections), SD and HD
video, closed caption, subtitle, and power settings for the DCX3501-M.
Before you adjust the output settings:
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Connect the DCX3501-M to the TV and other home entertainment devices
Connect the provided power supply to the DCX3501-M and an AC power outlet
Initialize the DCX3501-M and authorize it for services
Turn the TV on
Note: When using an HDMI connection between the DCX3501-M and the television, be
sure to have the cable connected and the TV powered on before adjusting the video
settings.
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User Settings Menu Main Screen
To configure the DCX3501-M settings on the main User Settings menu screen, first
power off the DCX3501-M using either the remote control or the Power button and then
press the MENU key on the remote control . If the TV is on, the on-screen User Settings
menu lists the DCX3501-M settings that can be adjusted.
If no HDMI device is connected to the DCX3501-M, the default User Settings menu
appears as follows:
Default User Settings Menu when no HDMI connection is in place
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If the DCX3501-M is connected via HDMI to a display device such as a television, the
default User Settings menu is updated to reflect this information. The YPbPr Output
menu option is replaced with the HDMI/YPbPr Output menu option as shown below.
Default User Settings Menu when an HDMI connection is in place
Use the remote control cursor keys to navigate the on-screen menus as follows:
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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.
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The User Settings menu options available from the main screen are illustrated and
defined below.
User Settings Menu – Main Menu Screen
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Setting
TV Type
Description
The TV Type setting allows you to specify the style of television connected to
the DCX3501-M. Options include 16:9, 4:3 Letterbox, and 4:3 Pan Scan. By
default, the 16:9 option is selected. The options are used as follows:
• 16:9 indicates that a widescreen television is connected to the DCX3501-M.
• 4:3 Letterbox indicates that a standard-screen television is connected to the
DCX3501-M and that widescreen programs should be scaled to fit the screen with
black bars above and below the picture.
• 4:3 Pan Scan indicates that a standard-screen television is connected to the
DCX3501-M and that widescreen programs should be cropped so that the picture fills
the entire screen.
HDMI/YPbPr
Output
The HDMI/YPbPr Output setting allows you to select the video format of the
HDMI and/or Component Video (YPbPr) outputs:
• For ALL programs when the 4:3 Override setting is set to either Off or Stretch.
• For ONLY widescreen programs when the 4:3 Override is set to either 480i or 480p.
Available options for the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting include 1080i, 720p,
480p, 480i, and Native. By default, the 1080i option is selected.
The options are used as follows:
• 1080p60—Presents programs in the High-Definition 1080p60 format (1920 x 1080
pixels with progressive scanning at 60 frames per second).
• 1080i—Presents programs in the High-Definition 1080i format (1920 x 1080 pixels
with interlaced scanning at 30 frames per second).
• 720p—Presents programs in the High-Definition 720p format (1280 x 720 pixels
with progressive scanning at 60 frames per second).
• 480p—Presents programs in the Enhanced-Definition 480p format (720 x 480 pixels
with progressive scanning at 60 frames per second).
• 480i—Presents programs in the Standard-Definition 480i format (720 x 480 pixels
with interlaced scanning at 30 frames per second).
• Native—Presents programs in the format that most closely matches their native
format according to the list of compatible formats selected from the Native Mode
Settings menu screen.
Note 1: Not all televisions will support all of the available video formats.
Please consult the television’s user manual for more information on video
format compatibility.
Note 2: The DCX3501-M can detect when the HDMI connection is in use. If
you are not using the HDMI connection on the DCX3501-M, the
HDMI/YPbPr Output setting will display as YPbPr Output in the User
Settings Menu.
Note 3: Most new HDTVs are equipped with at least one HDMI input and can
support the 1080p60 format. The DCX3501-M is designed to provide
excellent video quality when converting any program to the 1080p60 video
format. If your television supports 1080p60 video input, it is highly
recommended to adjust the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting to the 1080p60
setting.
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Setting
Description
4:3 Override
The 4:3 Override setting allows you to select the video output format of the
DCX3501-M when it is tuned to a Standard-Definition program or playing back a
Standard- Definition program from the DVR. Options include 480i, 480p,
Stretch, and Off. By default, the 480i option is selected.
The options are used as follows:
• 480i—Presents Standard-Definition programs in the Standard-Definition 480i format
(720 x 480 pixels).
• 480p—Presents Standard-Definition programs in the Enhanced-Definition 480p
format (720 x 480 pixels).
• Stretch—The DCX3501-M will automatically stretch all Standard-Definition
programs to a widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio and present the video in the format
designated by the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting. Note that the Stretch option is only
available when the TV Type setting is 16:9.
• Off—The DCX3501-M will create a widescreen version of a Standard-Definition
program by adding black bars to the left and the right of the picture (pillarbox) and
present the video in the format designated by the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting.
Note 1: Not all televisions will support all of the available video formats. Please
consult your television’s user manual for more information on format
compatibility.
Note 2: If the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting is set to either 480i or Native, the
4:3 Override feature is disabled and no longer selectable in the menu. The 4:3
Override feature is available when the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting is 1080i,
720p, or 480p.
Native Mode
Settings
The Native Mode Settings option allows you to customize the Native Mode
feature of the DCX3501-M by selecting the video formats supported by your
television. Selecting the Native Mode Settings option will present a new menu
screen with settings specific to Native Mode operation. These settings are
discussed in more detail below.
The Native Mode Settings option is only available when the HDMI/YPbPr
Output setting is set to Native. Otherwise, the Native Mode Settings option
is disabled and no longer selectable in the menu.
Additional
HDMI
Settings
The Additional HDMI Settings option is available whenever an HDMI device is
connected to the DCX3501-M. Selecting the Additional HDMI Settings option
will present a new menu screen with settings specific to the HDMI connection.
These settings are discussed in more detail below.
If no HDMI device is connected to the DCX3501-M, the Additional HDMI
Settings option is disabled and no longer selectable in the menu.
Closed
Captions
The Closed Captions setting turns closed captions off or on.
When this option is set to Disabled, the DCX3501-M does not render (draw)
closed captions on any video output. When this option is set to Enabled, the
DCX3501-M will render (draw) closed captions on all video outputs if closed
captions are included within the program.
By default, the Disabled option is selected.
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Setting
Additional
Closed
Caption
Settings
Description
The Additional Closed Caption Settings option allows you to customize the
style and appearance of closed captions.
Selecting this option will present a new menu screen with settings specific to
closed captions, including font style, color, and size. These settings are
discussed in more detail below.
The Additional Closed Caption Settings option is only available when the
Closed Captions setting is set to Enabled. Otherwise, the Additional Closed
Caption Settings option is disabled and no longer selectable in the menu.
Subtitle and
DVS
Settings
The Subtitle and DVS Settings option allows you to customize the operation
of the subtitle and descriptive video service features.
Selecting the Subtitle and DVS Settings option will present a new menu
screen with settings specific to subtitle and descriptive video service operation.
These settings are discussed in more detail below.
Advanced
Audio/Video
Settings
The Advanced Audio/Video Settings option allows you to customize several
advanced audio and video features of the DCX3501-M.
Front Panel
Brightness
The Front Panel Brightness settings allows you to adjust the brightness level
of the front panel display (clock/channel number and indicator icons) of the
DCX3501-M. The options are used as follows:
Selecting this option will present a new menu screen with settings specific to
closed captions, including font style, color, and size. These settings are
discussed in more detail below
• High—Displays at its brightest level. This setting is most useful when using the
DCX3501-M in very brightly lit rooms
• Normal—Displays at its default brightness level.
• Low—Displays at its lowest (visible) brightness level. This setting is most useful
when using the DCX3501-M in dim or dark rooms.
• Off—The front panel display will be turned off completely, including the
clock/channel number and all indicator icons. However, the blue backlighting of the
front panel Power button will remain illuminated even if the Off option has been
selected.
Restore All
Defaults
To reset ALL of the DCX3501-M User Settings to their default values, including
options stored on other menu screens, move the cursor to this option and press
the ► key.
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Native Mode Settings Screen
The Native Mode Settings menu is used to configure the operation of the native mode
feature on the DCX3501-M. The DCX3501-M is capable of receiving and decoding a
number of different digital video formats. When operating in native mode, the DCX3501M will generate a video output format that most closely matches the broadcast video
format .
For example, if the DCX3501-M is configured to operate in native mode, a channel
broadcast in the 720p format will be output to the television in the 720p format, while a
channel broadcast in the 1080i format will be output to the television in the 1080i format.
When using the native mode feature of the DCX3501-M, please exercise caution when
selecting the formats from the checklist. If a format is selected that is not compatible
with the television, there may be a loss of video whenever the DCX3501-M is tuned to a
channel which is broadcast in that format.
If the television is connected to the DCX3501-M using an HDMI cable, the DCX3501-M
will automatically customize the checklist of supported formats as reported to it by the
television. If the television is connected to the DCX3501-M using Component Video
(YPbPr) cables, the checklist will need to be customized manually. Note that at least one
of the [1080p - 1080i – 720p – 480p – 480i] formats must be selected from the checklist
for the DCX3501-M to operate properly in native mode.
The Native Mode Settings menu screen is illustrated and defined below.
Native Mode Settings menu screen
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Setting
1080p60
(High Definition)
Description
If this option is selected, the DCX3501-M generates 1080p60 video on the HDMI
output if the program is broadcast in 1080p60 format. The DCX3501-M can also
convert any other broadcast format to the 1080p60 video format.
1080p60 is a high-definition video image with 1920 x 1080 pixels, progressive
scanning, and a frame rate of 60 frames per second.
This option is only available if the DCX3501-M is connected to an HDMI display
device. If no HDMI connection is detected, this option is disabled and no longer
selectable in the menu.
Note: The Component Video (YPbPr) output delivers 480i video whenever the HDMI
output is delivering 1080p60 video.
1080p30
(High Definition)
If this option is selected, the DCX3501-M generates 1080p30 video on the HDMI
output if the program is broadcast in 1080p30 format. The DCX3501-M cannot convert
any other broadcast format to the 1080p30 video format.
1080p30 is a high-definition video image with 1920 x 1080 pixels, progressive
scanning, and a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
This option is only available if the DCX3501-M is connected to an HDMI display
device. If no HDMI connection is detected, this option is disabled and no longer
selectable in the menu.
Note: The Component Video (YPbPr) output delivers 480i video whenever the HDMI
output is delivering 1080p30 video.
1080p24
(High Definition)
If this option is selected, the DCX3501-M generates 1080p24 video on the HDMI
output if the program is broadcast in 1080p24 format. The DCX3501-M cannot convert
any other broadcast format to the 1080p24 video format.
1080p24 is a high-definition video image with 1920 x 1080 pixels, progressive
scanning, and a frame rate of 24 frames per second.
This option is only available if the DCX3501-M is connected to an HDMI display
device. If no HDMI connection is detected, this option is disabled and no longer
selectable in the menu.
Note: The Component Video (YPbPr) output delivers 480i video whenever the HDMI
output is delivering 1080p24 video.
1080i
(High Definition)
If this option is selected, the DCX3501-M generates 1080i video on both the HDMI
and Component Video (YPbPr) outputs if the program is broadcast in 1080i format.
The DCX3501-M can also convert any other broadcast format to the 1080i video
format.
1080i is a high-definition video image with 1920 x 1080 pixels, interlaced scanning,
and a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
720p
(High Definition)
If this option is selected, the DCX3501-M generates 720p video on both the HDMI and
Component Video (YPbPr) outputs if the program is broadcast in 720p format. The
DCX3501-M can also convert any other broadcast format to the 720p video format.
720p is a high-definition video image with 1280 x 720 pixels, progressive scanning,
and a frame rate of 60 frames per second.
480p
(Enhanced
If this option is selected, the DCX3501-M generates 480p video on both the HDMI and
Component Video (YPbPr) outputs if the program is broadcast in 480p format. The
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Definition)
Description
DCX3501-M can also convert any other broadcast format to the 480p video format.
480p is an enhanced-definition video image with 720 x 480 pixels, progressive
scanning, and a frame rate of 60 frames per second.
480i
(Standard
Definition)
If this option is selected, the DCX3501-M generates 480i video on both the HDMI and
Component Video (YPbPr) outputs if the program is broadcast in 480i format. The
DCX3501-M can also convert any other broadcast format to the 480i video format.
480i is a standard-definition video image with 720 x 480 pixels, interlaced scanning,
and a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Restore Default
Native Settings
Selecting this option will restore the checklist of video formats to its default
configuration. Use this option if audio and/or video has been lost after adjusting these
settings from their default values.
If you are the HDMI connection to your television, the checklist will be automatically
customized according to the supported formats reported by the television.
If you are using the Component Video (YPbPr) connection to your television, the
checklist will have only the 1080i and 480i formats selected.
Return to Main
Menu
Selecting this option will return you to the User Settings Menu main screen.
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Additional HDMI Settings Screen
The Additional HDMI Settings menu is used to configure advanced options that affect
the operation of the DCX3501-M with other HDMI and DVI display devices. Adjustable
options include display mode, color space, audio output mode, and audio lip sync delay.
The Additional HDMI Settings menu screen is illustrated and defined below.
Additional HDMI Settings screen
Setting
HDMI/DVI Mode
Description
The HDMI/DVI Mode setting allows you to optimize the HDMI output to work with
both DVI-equipped televisions and HDMI-equipped televisions. By default, this option is
set to HDMI. The options are used as follows:
• HDMI—The DCX3501-M is optimized to work with an HDMI television or home
theater receiver.
• DVI—The DCX3501-M is optimized to work with a DVI television or display device
(connected via an HDMI-to-DVI adapter).
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Color Space
Description
The Color Space setting allows you to adjust the color space used by the DCX3501-M to
generate the video signals on the HDMI output. By default, this option is set to YCC
4:4:4. The options are used as follows:
• YCC 4:4:4—The DCX3501-M generates video signals within the YCC color space.
• RGB—The DCX3501-M generates video signals within the RGB color space.
Note: Adjusting these settings could result in a loss of video. Only a professional installer
or someone with a good working knowledge of the color spaces supported by the TV
should change this setting.
Audio Output
The Audio Output setting allows you to specify the digital audio format delivered over
the HDMI output by the DCX3501-M. Options include Auto, L-PCM, and Pass
Through. By default, the Auto option is selected. The options are used as follows:
• Auto—The DCX3501-M provides the digital audio format specified by the connected
device (TV or home theater receiver) when that device was first connected to the
DCX3501-M.
• L-PCM—The DCX3501-M provides all audio in the Linear Pulse Code Modulation
digital audio format. The L-PCM format is widely supported by most HDMI
televisions and home theater receivers.
• Pass Through—The DCX3501-M provides the same digital audio format on the
HDMI output as is provided with the program being viewed at that time. For example,
if the program has a Dolby Digital soundtrack, the DCX3501-M will pass the Dolby
Digital audio to the HDMI output. This option is most useful when connecting the
DCX3501-M to a home theater receiver that has HDMI switching capability.
Note: Adjusting these settings could result in a loss of audio. Only a professional installer
or someone with a good working knowledge of the digital audio formats supported by the
TV and/or home theater receiver should change this setting
Lip Sync
The Lip Sync setting allows you to adjust the amount of time the audio signal is delayed
with respect to the video signal on the HDMI output. Some HDMI televisions and home
theater receivers add an extra delay to the video signal during processing which can
produce an effect where the audio noticeably “leads” the video.
By default, this option is set to Auto. The options are used as follows:
• Auto—The DCX3501-M automatically delays the audio signal on the HDMI output
by the amount of time requested by the connected HDMI device.
• Manual—The DCX3501-M delays the audio signal on the HDMI output by the
amount of time selected for the Lip Sync Delay setting.
• Off—The DCX3501-M will not delay the audio signal on the HDMI output.
Lip Sync Delay
The Lip Sync Delay setting is only available when the Lip Sync option has been set to
Manual. The Lip Sync Delay setting can be adjust between 0 milliseconds (msec) and
500 milliseconds in 50 millisecond increments. If the Lip Sync option has been set to
either Auto or Off, this option is disabled and no longer selectable in the menu.
Use this option to adjust the HDMI audio delay if you notice that the video image
routinely seems to be “behind” the audio soundtrack when using your HDMI device.
Return To Main
Menu
Selecting this option will return you to the User Settings Menu main screen.
Restore Default
Selecting this option will restore all of the settings on this screen (HDMI/DVI Mode,
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HDMI Settings
Description
Color Space, Audio Output, and Lip Sync) to their default value. Use this option if
audio and/or video has been lost after adjusting these settings from their default values.
Additional Closed Caption Settings Screen
The Additional Closed Caption Settings menu is used to adjust the various display
options for closed caption legibility. Customizable options include font size, font style,
font color, and font opacity. You may also select to view different closed caption services
if these are included within the broadcast program.
The Additional Closed Caption Settings menu screen is illustrated and defined below.
Additional Closed Caption Settings menu screen
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Setting
Service Selection
Description
Sets the service used by the DCX3501-M to render (draw) the closed captions:
• Analog—This setting affects closed captions for analog and digital standard
definition services. Available options are: CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, T1, T2, T3, or T4.
The default setting is CC1.
• Digital—This setting affects closed captions for digital enhanced definition and high
definition services. Available options are: Primary Language, Secondary
Language, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The default setting is Primary Language.
Font Size
Sets the font size used for rendering (drawing) closed captions. The default setting is
Auto. Available options include: Auto, Standard, Large, or Small.
Font Style
Sets the font style used for rendering (drawing) closed captions. The default setting is
Auto. Available options include: Auto, Mono Serif, Proportion Serif, Mono No Serif,
Proportion No Serif, Casual, Cursive, or Small Capitals.
Font Color
Sets the font color used for rendering (drawing) closed captions. The default setting is
Auto. Available options include: Auto, White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow,
Magenta, or Cyan.
Font Opacity
Sets the opacity used for rendering (drawing) closed captions. The default setting is
Auto. Available options include: Auto, Transparent, Translucent, Solid, or Flashing.
Font Edge Type
Sets the edge appearance used for rendering (drawing) closed captions. Available
options include: Auto, None, Raised, Depressed, Uniform, Left Shadowed, or Right
Shadowed. The default setting is Auto.
Font Edge Color
Sets the edge color used for rendering (drawing) closed captions. Available options
include: Auto, White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, or Cyan. The
default setting is Auto.
Background Color
Sets the background color used for rendering (drawing) closed captions. The default
setting is Auto. Available options include: Auto, White, Black, Red, Green, Blue,
Yellow, Magenta, or Cyan.
Background
Opacity
Sets the background opacity used for rendering (drawing) closed captions. The default
setting is Auto. Available options include: Auto, Transparent, Translucent, Solid, or
Flashing.
Settings
Sets the default settings for closed captions (Auto) or restores the settings you had
previously configured (User) allowing you to easily change the closed caption settings
between their default settings and your customized settings. The default setting is Auto.
Available options include: Auto or User.
Return To Main
Menu
Selecting this option will return you to the User Settings Menu main screen.
Restore Default
CC Settings
To reset all of the Additional Closed Caption settings to their default values, navigate to
this option and press the ► key.
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Subtitle and DVS Settings Screen
The Subtitle and DVS Settings menu is used to customize the language and appearance
of subtitles and to turn the descriptive video service feature on and off on the DCX3501M. Subtitles allow a viewer to watch television programs and movies which contain
dialogue that is not in the viewer’s native language. Subtitles are not included within
many television programs (unlike closed captions).
A descriptive video service (DVS) is a special secondary audio track which is included
within many television programs and is intended to assist the visually impaired. The DVS
audio track provides a verbal description of each scene along with the program’s normal
dialogue.
The Subtitle and DVS Settings menu screen is illustrated and defined below.
Subtitle and DVS Settings Menu Screen
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Setting
Subtitles
Description
The Subtitles default setting is Off. The options are used as follows:
• Off—Subtitles are not rendered (drawn) by the DCX3501-M.
• On—Subtitles are rendered (drawn) by the DCX3501-M if they are included within
the program and in the language specified by the Language setting.
When the Subtitles option is set to On, the Language selection option becomes
selectable from the menu.
Language
The Language setting is only available when the Subtitles option is set to On.
Otherwise, this setting is disabled and no longer selectable in the menu.
The default language selection is English. The options are used as follows:
• English—The DCX3501-M will render (draw) subtitles in the English language if
they are included within the program.
• Spanish—The DCX3501-M will render (draw) subtitles in the Spanish language if
they are included within the program.
• French—The DCX3501-M will render (draw) subtitles in the French language if they
are included within the program.
• Portuguese—The DCX3501-M will render (draw) subtitles in the Portuguese
language if they are included within the program.
Note: The DCX3501-M is not capable of translating subtitles from one language into
another language. For example, if French subtitles are included with the program, the
DCX3501-M cannot translate them to into Portuguese if the Language option has been
set to Portuguese. The DCX3501-M can only display subtitles in the language(s) that
have been included within the program.
Descriptive Video
Service
The Descriptive Video Service default setting is Off. The options are used as follows:
• Off—The DVS audio track is not played by the DCX3501-M.
• On—The DVS audio track is player by the DCX3501-M if it is included within the
program.
Note: If the DVS setting is disabled and not selectable from the menu, the software
installed on the DCX3501-M is not capable of supporting the DVS feature.
Return To Main
Menu
Selecting this option will return you to the User Settings Menu main screen.
Restore Default
Subt/DVS Settings
To reset all of the Subtitle and DVS settings to their default values, navigate to this option
and press the ► key.
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Advanced Audio/Video Settings Screen
The Advanced Audio/Video Settings menu is used to customize several advanced audio
and video features of the DCX3501-M, most notably the Dolby Volume feature and the
Video Sharpness feature.
The Dolby Volume feature provides volume normalization across channels, programs,
and commercials. Normalization is a process where the different volume levels across
channels, programs, and commercials are adjusted to the same approximate output
volume. As a result, sudden volume changes are reduced and the overall volume output
of the DCX3501-M is more consistent.
The Video Sharpness feature is used to soften or sharpen Standard Definition (SD)
programs when viewed on either the HDMI or Component Video (YPbPr) outputs. When
SD programs are viewed on a large screen television, picture quality can suffer because
noise and other imperfections in the picture can be magnified on the large display. The
Video Sharpness feature can be used to soften the picture and reduce the appearance of
these imperfections.
The Advanced Audio/Video Settings menu screen is illustrated and defined below.
Advanced Audio/Video Settings Menu Screen
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Setting
Dolby Volume
Description
The Dolby Volume default setting is Off. The options are used as follows:
• Off—Feature is turned off and the output volume may fluctuate during commercials
or when changing channels.
• On—Feature is turned on and the DCX3501-M will maintain a more consistent
output volume regardless of the channel or program being viewed.
Video Sharpness
The Video Sharpness setting allows you to adjust the picture sharpness when viewing a
standard definition (SD) program on the DCX3501-M. The Video Sharpness setting
affects the HDMI and Component Video (YPbPr) outputs. By default, the sharpness
level of 3 is selected.
The DCX3501-M supports five distinct levels of analog video picture sharpness. A
value of 1 corresponds to a “softer” picture while a value of 5 corresponds to a “sharper”
picture.
The best sharpness setting depends upon the video connection being used, the display
quality of the TV, and your own personal preference.
Return To Main
Menu
Selecting this option will return you to the User Settings Menu main screen.
Restore Default
A/V Settings
To reset all of the Advanced Audio/Video settings to their default values, navigate to
this option and press the ► key.
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Troubleshooting
7
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 DCX set-top will
not power on
The DCX set-top has 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 of the external power supply is connected to the
DCX set-top and an AC outlet. Unplug the DCX set-top from the AC outlet, plug
it back in, and then press the POWER button.
If the DCX set-top is connected to a switched outlet on another unit, verify that
that unit is powered on. Unplug the power cord from the DCX set-top’s AC
outlet, plug it back it in, and then press the POWER button. Use an unswitched
outlet, if possible.
Press the POWER button on the DCX set-top 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 DCX
set-top. Aim the remote control directly at the DCX set-top front panel, not the
TV or VCR.
The angle between the remote control and the DCX set-top may be too large.
Stand in front of the DCX set-top 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 DCX set-top front panel.
Check the batteries in the remote control. Install new batteries if needed.
There is no audio
when viewing cable
channels
Verify that the mute button on the remote control has not been pressed. Press
mute on the remote control to restore sound.
If the DCX set-top audio output is connected to the TV, verify that the mute
button on the TV has not been pressed.
If the DCX set-top audio output is connected to a home theater receiver, verify
that the receiver is set to the appropriate input source and the mute button on the
receiver has not been pressed.
Verify that you have the correct cables for the audio connections.
Verify that the audio cables are firmly connected between the DCX set-top 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
Not all programs feature full Dolby Digital [5.1] or Dolby Digital Plus [7.1]
surround sound. In some cases, the programs may only contain left and right
stereo audio.
Verify that the S/PDIF cable (coaxial or optical) is firmly connected to the DCX
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Problem
connected to the
DCX set-top
Possible Solution
set-top and the home theater receiver.
Verify that the home theater receiver is set to a surround sound audio mode
(Dolby Pro Logic®, Dolby Pro Logic II®, Dolby Pro Logic IIx®).
Verify that the receiver is properly configured to work with all connected
speakers.
There is no video on
the TV screen
Verify that the TV is powered on and set to the appropriate input source for the
DCX set-top.
Verify that the DCX set-top is powered on and tuned to an authorized cable
channel.
Verify that all video cables between the DCX set-top and the TV are firmly
connected.
Verify that the coaxial cable feed is firmly connected to the DCX set-top and the
wall jack.
If the DCX set-top video output is connected to a home theater unit, verify that
the home theater unit is powered on and set to the appropriate input source.
If the DCX set-top video output is connected to a TV through an HDMI
connection, power off the TV and then power off the DCX set-top. Wait one
second and then power on the devices.
Not all HDTVs can display every output format (1080p60, 1080p30, 1080p24,
1080i, 720p, 480p, or 480i) available on the DCX set-top. To select a different
format:
• Ensure that your DCX set-top is plugged into a power outlet and is turned off.
• Press the MENU key on the front panel. Your settings are displayed on the
DCX set-top front panel display.
• Press the ▲ and ▼ keys to display the HDMI/YPbPr OUTPUT setting.
• Press the ► key to cycle through the available output formats until a picture
displays on the TV.
No graphics or
program guides
appear on the TV
screen
If you use the IEEE-1394 connection, on-screen graphics, including closed
captions and program guides, are not displayed by the DCX set-top. On-screen
graphics and captions may still be overlaid by your TV, if enabled. Alternatively,
use HDMI or component video instead.
No closed captions
display
Verify on the User Settings menu that closed captions are enabled on the DCX
set-top.
Verify that closed captions are enabled on the TV.
Note: Closed captioning may not be available on the current program.
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Problem
There are black bars
to the right and left
of the picture
Possible Solution
Wide screen TVs display 4:3 programs in this format unless set to Stretch. Turn
on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature in the User Settings menu. This enables most
wide screen TVs to stretch the video to fill the screen (see your TV manual for
information about stretching 4:3 video).
If the DCX set-top is connected to a wide screen TV, verify that the TV TYPE is
set to 16:9 in the User Settings menu.
Many HD programs are broadcast in pillar-box format with black bars to the left
and right of the picture. These programs are broadcast in 16:9 HD formats even
though the video is not 16:9.
There are black bars
above and below the
picture
All 4:3 HDTVs display HD programs in letterbox format (black bars above and
below the picture) because of the shape of the display screen.
Turn on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature in the User Settings menu. This enables
most standard screen TVs to display a full screen picture when the DCX set-top
is tuned to a 4:3 program.
Set the TV TYPE to 4:3 Pan-Scan. This enables the DCX set-top to remove the
black bars above and below the picture when possible.
Some SD programs are broadcast in the letterbox format with black bars above
and below the picture. Some widescreen TVs offer a zoom feature that may be
able to remove the black bars (see your TV manual for information about
zooming 4:3 video).
There are black bars
on all four sides of
the picture
This may occur on a 4:3 TV if the 4:3 OVERRIDE setting is OFF. To set 4:3 SD
programming to fill the screen, depending on the capabilities of the TV, set
4:3 OVERRIDE to 480i or 480p.
This may occur on a 16:9 TV if the active video for an SD broadcast is in
letterbox format. To confirm, wait for a commercial or look for a graphic, such as
a network logo. If the commercial fills the screen from top to bottom, or the
graphic appears below the active video, the program is being letterboxed by the
broadcaster. You can minimize this by activating the zoom feature on the TV.
A broadcaster may include black bars on either side of a wide screen broadcast.
This is called a “hybrid” aspect ratio and results in a black border surrounding the
video on a 4:3 TV. Because this is part of the broadcast, the DCX set-top cannot
correct the video. You may be able to minimize the border using the zoom
feature on the TV.
Colors do not appear
correctly
Be sure to match up each signal to the same YPbPr connection on the TV,
otherwise the colors will not appear correctly on your TV.
The DCX set-top is
making a humming
noise.
The DCX set-top includes an integrated hard drive and a fan for cooling. During
normal operation, the DCX set-top 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 DCX set-top.
Please note the hard drive will stay on even when the DCX set-top is turned off
(standby).
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