Scientific-Atlanta
Bringing the Interactive Experience Home™
DVR
and PIP
Quick Reference Guide
Explorer ® Home Entertainment Server
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Pause live TV for up to 1 hour
Record and store up to 50 hours of programs
Never miss your favorite TV program again
Record one program and watch another on a different channel
Record two programs and play back a third
Watch a soccer game and a soap opera at the same time
Use instant replay to watch that soccer play again
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With the Explorer ® 8000
Home Entertainment Server,
you can record your favorite programs
and then play back your recordings.
The built-in Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
and Picture-In-Picture (PIP) features give you
complete control, convenience, and choice
when watching TV.
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Use the Explorer Home
Entertainment Server to...
Control live TV...
While you watch your favorite TV program, the Explorer 8000 Home
Entertainment Server stores a digital copy in the built-in DVR.
The telephone is ringing and you do not want to miss any scenes of your
favorite TV program. DVR lets you PAUSE the program, or REWIND and
PLAY a portion of it again, or FAST-FORWARD it to watch a specific scene.
Sports fans can enjoy complete control by using INSTANT REPLAY to watch
their favorite play again.
Record TV programs without a VCR...
RECORD and save your favorite TV programs to the DVR to watch later.
When two of your favorite TV programs are scheduled at the same time,
RECORD one program to the built-in recorder while watching the other!
Never miss your favorite programs that are scheduled at the same time.
Simply RECORD both programs at the same time. While recording both
programs, you can play back a third program you have already recorded.
RECORD a single episode or all episodes of your favorite TV programs.
Access any advanced application, such as video-on-demand (VOD) and
continue to record one of your favorite TV programs at the same time.
and...
Watch two TV programs at the same time.
PIP lets you watch a movie on the Main screen and the soccer game in the
PIP screen.
When something exciting occurs in the soccer game, easily swap the soccer
game to the Main screen, and continue watching the movie in the PIP screen.
When the PIP screen is covering a “must see” moment on the Main screen,
simply MOVE the PIP screen to a different corner of your TV screen.
Let’s Get Started!
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Controlling Live TV
Control a Live Program You Are Watching
The PAUSE, REWIND, FAST-FORWARD, PLAY, INSTANT REPLAY, and
LIVE keys on the remote control are used to control the live program in the
Main screen (also known as full-screen TV). These same keys are known as
the dedicated DVR keys.
For example, when you are watching your favorite program and the telephone
rings, press PAUSE to pause the program for up to 1 hour, and then press
REWIND or FAST-FORWARD to reverse or advance one frame at a time.
To resume watching your favorite program, press PLAY, and then press
REWIND or FAST-FORWARD to cycle through three different speeds
of rewind or fast-forward.
To replay the last 8 seconds of a live or recorded program, press INSTANT
REPLAY.
If you have rewound or paused a live program, press LIVE at anytime to catch
up to the live TV program.
Note: Use these same dedicated DVR keys to control the reduced screen (also
known as the quarter screen) in the program guide and in all DVR screens.
Pause a Live Program
The paused status bar appears when you press PAUSE.
"Paused" Status Bar
Pause
Red Area of Bar Indicates
Missed Programming
Green Area of Bar Indicates Stored
or Recorded Programming
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Clear Area of Bar Indicates
Programming Not Aired Yet
Live Point of Programming
Triangle Indicates Your Current
Position in Program
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Recording TV Programs
Record a TV Program You Are Watching
1. Press RECORD.
2. While in the Confirm Recording
screen, press SELECT to record
your TV program.
Result: The Record Indicator is lit on the
front panel of the Entertainment Server.
3. To stop recording, press STOP and
then follow the on-screen choices.
Record a TV Program From the Program Guide
1. Press GUIDE.
2. Press the arrow keys to highlight a
TV program, and then press RECORD.
3. In the Confirm Recording screen, press
SELECT to record the TV program.
Result: The recording program is
highlighted in red in the program guide.
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Channel 2 Action News
Tue 5:00-6:00pm
(60 min)
CHANNEL
5:00pm
5:30pm
PBY_B 1915 World View News
DVR
1 Recorded Programs List
WSB
2 Channel 2 Action News
WATL
3 Ricki Lake
WGNX
4 Frasier
Frasier
Browse By
Date TUE 1/15
6:00pm
6:3
Channel 2 Action News
Steve Harvey Simpso
Judge Judy
Record Episodes of a TV Program
1. To record a single episode or all episodes of a TV program, press GUIDE.
2. Highlight a TV program, and then press RECORD.
3. While in the Confirm Recording screen,
press
to select more recording options.
4. While in the Edit Recording screen, press
the arrow keys to make your selections.
Result: The title of the fourth column
will change based upon your selections
of single episode or all episodes.
5. Press
to save your selections.
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Watching Recorded TV Programs
Access and Play Back Your Recorded Programs
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Press LIST.
Use the arrow keys to choose the program you want to play back.
Press SELECT.
Press SELECT again to play your recorded program or
use the arrow keys to scroll and select other options.
Access and Play Back Your Recorded Programs
From the Program Guide
1. Press GUIDE.
2. Use the arrow keys to choose the
DVR channel.
Note: The DVR channel is a dedicated
channel that allows you to play back
your recorded programs.
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DVR
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Recorded Programs List
Tue 3:00-9:00pm
Programs you have recorded
for later viewing.
CHANNEL
5:00pm
5:30pm
PBY_A 1914 World Business News
PBY_B 1915 World View News
DVR
1 Recorded Programs List
WSB
2 Channel 2 Action News
WATL
3 Ricki Lake
Browse By
Date TUE 1/15
6:00pm
6:3
Channel 2 Action News
Steve Harvey Simpso
Using Your Remote Control
Use the keys on the AllTouch® AT8400 Remote Control to access the DVR and PIP
features of your Entertainment Server.
This guide describes the keys used to access the DVR and PIP features. For
descriptions of the other key functions, refer to AllTouch ® Model AT8400 Universal
Remote Control User’s Guide, part number 749219.
Important: Your remote control must be set to Cable Mode (CBL) to access the
DVR features.
AllTouch AT8400 Remote Control
Power on or off
Selects cable mode
Displays the Program Guide
Performs the selected action
Moves through on-screen
choices
Exits to full-screen TV
Makes on-screen choices
Displays a list of your
recorded programs
Replays the last 8 seconds of
a program (Instant Replay)
Rewinds in 3 speeds
Stops recording a program
Pauses the program
you are watching
Swaps PIP screen
with Main screen
Turns PIP feature on or off
Dedicated DVR Keys
Returns to live programming
Fast-forwards in 3 speeds
Records a program
Resumes playing a paused
program (Press twice for
slow motion)
Dedicated PIP Keys
Selects PIP channels up or down
Moves PIP screen
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Easy Access to Your Recordings Anytime
You can access and play back your
recordings anytime by pressing the
LIST key on the remote control...even
while recording one or two programs.
To exit the Recorded List screen,
press LIST again or EXIT.
Using Picture-In-Picture
Activate PIP on Your TV
While watching a program, press the dedicated
PIP ON key to activate the PIP screen.
Notes:
• You can only use the dedicated DVR keys to
control the program shown in the Main screen.
• To change the channel in the PIP screen,
use the dedicated PIP CH+ and CH- keys.
• To pause or record the video in the PIP
screen, you must first swap it to the
Main screen.
PIP
Screen
Main
Screen
PIP
Screen
Main
Screen
Main
Screen
PIP
Screen
Activate PIP from the Program Guide
From the program guide, press EXIT or GUIDE
to close the program guide, and then press PIP
ON to activate PIP. You can only activate PIP
from full-screen video.
Swap the Main and PIP Screens
To swap the TV program that is in the
PIP screen to the Main screen, press the
dedicated PIP SWAP key.
Note: You will only hear the audio for
the program shown in the Main screen.
Move the PIP Screen
To move the PIP screen to a different corner
of the Main screen, press the dedicated PIP
MOVE key. You can move the PIP screen to
any of the four corners of the Main screen.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How far back can I rewind live TV? The length of time you can rewind live TV
depends on how long you have been watching a single channel. Each time you
change channels, a new copy is stored to the built-in recorder. If you have been
watching the same channel for 15 minutes, you can rewind that 15 minutes of the
program.
Can I record the quarter screen in the Program Guide or the DVR Recorded List?
Yes, you can record the quarter screen on all DVR screens by pressing RECORD.
You can also record the quarter screen in the program guide. Press EXIT to display
the video in full screen, and then press RECORD.
Can I record the video in the PIP screen? Yes, but you must swap it into the Main
screen first. After pressing RECORD and confirming the recording, you can swap it
back into the PIP screen and it will continue recording. You can also press the
dedicated PIP OFF key, and the video will continue to record.
If I’ve been tuned to a program since it started, do I have to rewind to the
beginning to record the entire program? No, if you have been tuned to the
program since its beginning, just press RECORD from any point in the program
to record the entire program. Recording will automatically stop when the program ends.
How will I know the Entertainment Server is almost out of recording space?
When you try to schedule the next recording, a warning appears on the Confirm
Recording screen.
Can you play back more than one recording? No, you cannot play back more than
one recording at a time.
What happens if my Entertainment Server loses power temporarily? Everything
you have recorded is saved, based on the save time you selected in the Edit
Recording screen. Your scheduled recordings during the time the Entertainment
Server lost power are the only recordings you may miss.
Do my Parental Controls in the Program Guide carry over to DVR recordings?
Yes. If you block programs by channel or rating in General Settings, those settings
are carried over to DVR recordings. For example, if you decide to block all R-rated
programs in General Settings, the R-rated programs will still be recorded, but
you cannot play them back until you enter the correct PIN.
How do I block or erase individual recordings in my list, or change the save time
for the recording? Highlight the recording on the Recorded List screen, and press
the SELECT key on the remote. An Options screen will appear for the program
you selected.
2003 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. All rights reserved.
Scientific-Atlanta, the Scientific-Atlanta logo, Explorer and AllTouch are registered trademarks of
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. "Bringing the Interactive Experience Home" is a trademark of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
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Product and service availability subject to change without notice.
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 5030 Sugarloaf Parkway, Box 465447, Lawrenceville, GA 30042
www.scientificatlanta.com
January 2003 Printed in USA.
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For questions or comments, call your cable service provider.
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