User Guide
Cisco Explorer 8640HDC,
8642HDC, 8650HDC, and
8652HDC High-Definition DVR
Set-Tops with Multi-Stream
CableCARD Interface
Explorer 8652HDC
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Notice to Installers
The servicing instructions in this notice are for use by qualified service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operating instructions, unless you are qualified to
do so.
Note to System Installer
For this apparatus, the coaxial cable shield/screen shall be
grounded as close as practical to the point of entry of the cable
into the building.For products sold in the US and Canada, this
reminder is provided to call the system installer's attention to
Article 820-93 and Article 820-100 of the NEC (or Canadian
Electrical Code Part 1), which provides guidelines for proper
grounding of the coaxial cable shield.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover
(or back). No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified service personnel.
WARNING
TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
This symbol is intended to alert you that uninsulated voltage
within this product may have sufficient magnitude to cause
electric shock.Therefore, it is dangerous to make any kind of
contact with any inside part of this product.
Ce symbole a pour but d’alerter toute personne qu’un contact
avec une pièce interne de ce produit, sous tension et non isolée,
pourrait être suffisant pour provoquer un choc électrique. Il est
donc dangereux d’être en contact avec toute pièce interne de
ce produit.
This symbol is intended to alert you of the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying this product.
Ce symbole a pour but de vous avertir qu’une documentation
importante sur le fonctionnement et l’entretien accompagne ce produit.
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................................................iv
Welcome....................................................................................................................................... 1
Safety First ................................................................................................................................... 1
Identify Your Set-Top .................................................................................................................... 1
What’s in the Carton? ................................................................................................................... 2
Additional Equipment You Might Need ......................................................................................... 2
Front Panel ................................................................................................................................... 3
Back Panel ................................................................................................................................... 4
Connecting the Set-Top ................................................................................................................ 5
Connections for an HDTV and VCR ............................................................................................. 6
Connections for a Standard-Definition TV and VCR .................................................................... 7
View Television Programming ...................................................................................................... 8
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................ 9
Frequently Asked Questions....................................................................................................... 10
Picture Formats ...........................................................................................................................11
Connecting to an HDTV with an HDMI Connector ..................................................................... 12
Connecting to an HDTV with a DVI Connector........................................................................... 13
Connecting to an HDTV with Component Input (YPbPr) ............................................................ 14
Connecting to a Home Theater System with Component Input (YPbPr).................................... 15
Connecting to a Stereo VCR and HDTV (optional) .................................................................... 16
Connecting to an HDTV with a 1394 Connector......................................................................... 17
Connecting the Set-Top in HD Mode to an SDTV with Component Input (YPbPr) .................... 17
Index ........................................................................................................................................... 18
Compliance Information.............................................................................................................. 20
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1) Read these instructions.
Outdoor Grounding System
2) Keep these instructions.
If this product connects to an outdoor antenna or cable system,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded (earthed).
This provides some protection against voltage surges and builtup static charges.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
Article 810 of the National Electric Code (NEC) ANSI/NFPA
No. 70-1990, provides the following information:
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install
inaccordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Grounding of the mast and supporting structure
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Grounding the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
• Connection to grounding electrodes
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
• Size of the grounding conductors
• Location of the antenna-discharge unit
• Requirements for the grounding electrodes (see the following
antenna grounding diagram as recommended by NEC ANSI/
NFPA 70)
WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fire hazard!
Do not locate an outside antenna system in the vicinity
of overhead power lines or power circuits. Touching
power lines or circuits might be fatal.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12)
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as a 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.
Protect the Product from Lightning
Power Source Warning
In addition to disconnecting the AC power from the wall outlet,
disconnect the signal inputs.
A label on this product indicates the correct power source for this
product. Operate this product only from an electrical outlet with the
voltage and frequency indicated on the product label. If you are
uncertain of the type of power supply to your home or business,
consult your service provider or your local power company.
Verify the Power Source from the On/Off
Power Light
The AC inlet on the unit must remain accessible and operable
at all times.
When the on/off power light is not illuminated, the apparatus may
still be connected to the power source. The light may go out
when the apparatus is turned off, regardless of whether it is still
plugged into an AC power source.
Ground the Product
Eliminate AC Mains Overloads
WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fire hazard!
If this product connects to coaxial cable wiring, be sure
the cable system is grounded (earthed). Grounding
provides some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges.
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WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fire hazard!
Do not overload AC mains, outlets, extension cords, or
integral convenience receptacles. For products that require
battery power or other power sources to operate them,
refer to the operating instructions for those products.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS, continued
Handling Disposable Batteries
This product may contain disposable batteries. Heed the
following warning and follow the Battery Safety and Battery
Disposal instructions below.
WARNING: There is danger of explosion if the
battery is mishandled or incorrectly replaced. Replace
only with the same type of battery. Do not disassemble
it or attempt to recharge it outside the system. Do not
crush, puncture, dispose of in fire, short the external
contacts, or expose to water or other liquids. Dispose
of the battery in accordance with local regulations and
instructions from your service provider.
Protect from Exposure to Moisture
and Foreign Objects
WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fire hazard!
Do not expose this product to dripping or splashing
liquids, rain, or moisture. Objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, should not be placed on this apparatus.
WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fire hazard!
Unplug this product before cleaning. Do not use a
liquid cleaner or an aerosol cleaner. Do not use a
magnetic/static cleaning device (dust remover) to clean
this product.
Battery Safety
• Insert batteries correctly. There may be a risk of explosion if
the batteries are incorrectly inserted.
• Do not attempt to recharge ‘disposable’ or ‘non-reusable’
batteries.
• Please follow instructions provided for charging
‘rechargeable’ batteries.
• Replace batteries with the same or equivalent type that we
recommend.
• Do not expose batteries to excessive heat (such as sunlight
or fire).
• Do not expose batteries to temperatures above 100°C (212°F).
Battery Disposal
WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fire hazard!
Never push objects through the openings in this
product. Foreign objects can cause electrical shorts
that can result in electric shock or fire.
Service Warnings
WARNING: Avoid electric shock! Do not open the
cover of this product. Opening or removing the cover
may expose you to dangerous voltages. If you open the
cover, your warranty will be void. This product contains
no user-serviceable parts.
• The batteries may contain substances that could be harmful
to the environment.
Check Product Safety
• Recycle or dispose of batteries in accordance with the battery
manufacturer’s instructions and local/national disposal and
recycling regulations.
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, the
service technician must perform safety checks to determine that
this product is in proper operating condition.
• The batteries may contain perchlorate, a known hazardous
substance, so special handling and disposal of this product
might be necessary. For more information about perchlorate
and best management practices for perchlorate-containing
substance, see www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate
Protect the Product When Moving It
Always disconnect the power source when moving the
apparatus or connecting or disconnecting cables.
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Provide Ventilation and Select a Location
• Remove all packaging material before applying power to the
product.
• Do not place this apparatus on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar
surface.
• Do not place this apparatus on an unstable surface.
• Do not install this apparatus in an enclosure, such as a
bookcase or rack, unless the installation provides proper
ventilation.
• Do not place entertainment devices (such as VCRs or
DVDs), lamps, books, vases with liquids, or other objects on
top of this product.
• Do not block ventilation openings.
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Welcome
The Cisco® Explorer® HDC High-Definition Set-Tops with Multi-Stream CableCARD™ (M-Card™) Interface (set-tops) provide
high-definition (HD) capability and broadband digital video services. On MoCA™ enabled set-tops, the MoCA connection
enables an IP LAN connection over coaxial cable, which minimizes the need for new wiring in the home.
Follow the instructions in this guide to install the set-top, to become familiar with the buttons on the front panel, and to
access your cable services. Then, enjoy the features of the set-top and change the way you watch TV.
Important: If the M-Card module is removed, the set-top will not operate correctly.
The consumer support website provides news and information about this product. For more information, please refer to
http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/support/index.html
Safety First
Before using the set-top, read the Important Safety Instructions section of this guide.
Identify Your Set-Top
If the set-top requires troubleshooting in the future, your service provider may ask for the serial numbers of the
set-top and M-Card module.
The set-top serial number label is on the back panel of the set-top; the serial number begins with “STB SN” and is
located in the upper left corner of the bar code.
The M-Card serial number label is on the M-Card module slot cover; the serial number begins with “M-CARD SN” and
is located in the upper left corner of the bar code.
Use this space to record the set-top serial number: ____________________________________________________
Use this space to record the M-Card module serial number: _____________________________________________
Set-Top
Serial
Number
STB SN: SABNFSRVG
eCM MAC: 001868C16907
STB RF MAC: 001868C16906
M-Card
Module
Serial
Number
M-CARD SN: PKCPTMFDV
M-CARD MAC: 001BD746C7CB
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What’s In The Carton?
The set-top carton contains the following items:
Quick Reference Guide
Explorer 8652HDC
Cisco Explorer 8640HDC, 8642HDC, 8650HDC, and
8652HDC High-Definition Set-Tops with Multi-Stream
CableCARD Interface
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• HDC High-Definition Set-Top with M-Card
• Quick Reference
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• HDMI Cable
• Power Cord
Additional Equipment You Might Need
You might need some of the cables and adapters shown below for connecting the set-top to your home entertainment
devices. See the connection information in the Connection Diagrams section for more information.
Check with your service provider for information about acquiring cables or adapters, or you can purchase cables or
adapters at your local electronics supplier.
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IR Extender
Cable
S-Video
Cable
Composite
A/V Cables
Audio Left/Right
Cable
Component Video
Cables (YPbPr)
HDMI-to-DVI
Cable
RGB Adapter
Cable
(RCA to RCA)
RGB
Adapter
RF Coaxial
Cable
RGB Adapter
Cable
(RCA to BNC)
Optical
Digital
Audio
Cable
Coaxial Digital
Audio Cable
RGB Adapter
Cable
(RCA to VGA)
IEEE 1394
4-Pin to
4-Pin Cable
HDMI
Adapter
Front Panel
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1 Power
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Turns the set-top on and off
2 VOL-, VOL+ Decreases and increases the volume
3 USB 2.0
Connects to external USB equipment approved by your service provider, software controlled
4 CH+, CH-
Scrolls up and down through the channels
5 Select
Accesses your on-screen selection
6 IR Sensor
Receives the infrared signal from the remote control
7 Guide
Accesses on-screen services, such as the on-screen guide, video-on-demand, or pay-per-view
8 Info
Displays a description of the selected program. This button is available from the on-screen menu
and while viewing a program
9 Exit
Exit menus, the on-screen menu, and program information
10 List
Displays the recorded list
11 Display
Displays the selected channel number and time of day. The display shows the following:
• MoCA Link ( )
• 480i / 480P
• 5.1
• Power ( )
) • HDTV
• 720i / 720P
• Message (
)
• Auto
• 1080i / 1080P
• Record (
Note: This illustration may vary from the actual product.
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Back Panel
OUTPUT
STB SN: SABPQBQGD
VIDEO
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DIGITAL
AUDIO
CAUTION
MULTI-STREAM CABLE CARD
OPTICAL
AUDIO
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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
eCM MAC: 001AC3F4F757
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED
MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV
TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO
RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST
SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE
MCARD MAC: 00 1BD73E17D9
IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION
CABLE
OF THE FCCMULTI-STREAM
RULES, PART 15.
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC.
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1 Cable In
Connects to a coaxial cable that delivers the signal from your service provider
2 Bar Code Label
Contains set-top serial number and MAC address
3 Video Out
Connects to the composite input on your TV
4 Audio Out
Connects to RCA cables that send analog audio signals (left and right) to the stereo inputs
on a TV
5 HDTV (YPbPr)
Connects to the component input (YPbPr) on the HDTV
6 Audio Out
Connects to RCA cables that send analog audio signals (left and right) to the stereo inputs
on a TV
7 Digital Audio
Out
Connects to an RCA cable that sends a digital audio signal to a surround-sound receiver or
other digital audio device input
8 S-Video Out
Connects to an S-Video cable that sends an S-Video signal to your TV or VCR. This signal is
standard-definition, but higher quality than other SDTV connections
9 IR Remote Input
Available to be connected to an approved remote IR receiver (purchased separately)
10 Cable Out
Connects to a coaxial cable that sends analog audio and video signals to a TV or VCR
11 Optical Audio
Out
Connects to an optical cable that sends a digital audio signal to a surround-sound receiver or
other digital audio device input
12 HDMI
Connects an HDMI™ cable to the HDMI input of an HDTV. HDMI supports both digital audio
and video. May be used to connect to a DVI interface using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter for
video and separate audio connections. Any of the following audio connections may be used:
Audio Out (4 or 6); Digital Audio Out (7); or Optical Audio Out (11)
13 USB 2.0
Connects to external USB equipment approved by your service provider, software controlled
14 eSATA
Connects to an external Serial ATA (eSATA) hard disk drive for expanded drive space. A
connected eSATA drive is not an archival device. Ask your service provider for a list of
approved hard drive models for use with the DVR
15 Multi-Stream
CableCARD
Slot for M-Card module, which decrypts subscription digital channels. This set-top will not
operate correctly without an M-Card module which is installed by your service provider
16 M-Card Label
Contains M-Card serial number and MAC address
17 1394
Connects to display devices that are equipped with a 1394 input
18 Ethernet
Connects to external Ethernet equipment approved by your service provider
19 AC Power Input
Connects to the power cord to deliver power to the set-top
20 AC Outlet
Connects to the AC power cord from another device, such as a TV
Note: This illustration may vary from the actual product.
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Connecting the Set-Top
To connect your set-top to your entertainment devices, complete these steps.
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Determine if your TV is HD or SD
and whether it is wide screen (16:9)
or standard screen (4:3). See page
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Make the connections for your TV and VCR as follows:
• If you are using an HDTV, see page 6 and the connection diagrams at the end of this guide.
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• If you are using an SDTV, see page 7 and the connection diagrams at the end of this guide.
• If you want to archive some programs to VCR tape, see pages 6 and 7 and the connection
diagrams at the end of this guide.
Identify the additional devices you will
connect to the set-top and TV. See the
Connection Diagrams section
of this guide.
DVD
VCR
Home Theater
D-VCR
Other
Plug the set-top and the TV into an AC power source that is not controlled by a switch.
POWER
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Do not turn on the set-top or TV yet.
It may take several minutes for the set-top to receive the latest software, programming, and service
information. Wait until you see one of the following displays on the front panel of the set-top that
indicates that the update is complete:
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• Current time
• Four dashes (- - - -)
Note: If four dashes appear, you must call your service provider to get the set-top authorized.
Set up your set-top for HDTV or SDTV by completing the following steps:
• Make sure the set-top is Off and the TV is On.
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• On the front panel of the set-top, press GUIDE and INFO at the same time. This will activate the HD
Setup Wizard.
• Follow the on-screen instructions to choose HD or SD mode and wide screen (16:9) or standard
screen (4:3) depending upon your TV type. See page 11 for more information on the scan rate.
• At the conclusion of the on-screen instructions, press POWER on the set-top to begin watching TV.
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Connections for an HDTV and VCR
To use the set-top with an HDTV, you must make one of the following connections to view the HD content. In addition,
you can make connections to a digital or analog VCR to record to a VCR tape. Refer to your TV and VCR user guides
and the cabling diagrams in this guide for more detailed connection information.
Note: The labeling on your set-top, HDTV, and VCR may vary slightly.
Set-Top
Connections
HDMI
Required Connections to an HDTV (use one)
HDTV
Connections
Some HDTVs have a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
connector. The HDMI connector provides both a digital video and
audio connection.
DVI
See the connection diagram on page 12 for an example.
The HDMI connector can provide the connection to an HDTV
with a DVI input. If your HDTV has a Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
connector, you will need an HDMI-to-DVI adapter, and you will
need to connect a separate audio connection.
Adapter Needed
OUT 1
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See the connection diagram on page 13 for an example.
L
R
L
R
R
The YPbPr connectors can provide high-definition component
video signals to an HDTV.
YPbPr
DVI
Note: On the front panel of the set-top, press GUIDE and INFO at the
same time. This will activate the HD Setup Wizard. Use the HD Setup
Wizard on the set-top to set the HD mode and select the output video
format that will matches the full capabilities of your HDTV.
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RGB
Some HDTVs have only RGB connectors. If you have one of
these HDTVs, you need an RGB adapter.
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Check with your service provider for information about acquiring
an RGB adapter, or you can purchase the adapter at your local
electronics supplier.
Some HDTVs have 1394 connectors. If you connect to your HDTV
using 1394, you also need to connect separate video and audio
connections to your HDTV.
See the connection diagram on page 17 for an example.
Optional Connections to a VCR (use one)
For VCRs with Video and Left and Right audio connectors, you
can use the Out 2 connectors (Video, Left, and Right) on the
set-top.
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See the connection diagram on page 16 for an example.
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VIDEO
For VCRs with S-Video and Left and Right audio connectors, you
can use the S-Video Out and the Out 2 Left and Right connectors
on the set-top.
For Digital VCRs, you can use the 1394 out connector on the
set-top.
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Connections for a Standard-Definition TV and VCR
When using the set-top with an SDTV, you must make one of the following connections to view content. Some SDTVs
may not have all these connections. In addition, you can make connections to a VCR to record to a VCR tape. Refer
to your TV and VCR user guides and the cabling diagrams in this guide for more detailed information.
Note: The labeling on your set-top, SDTV, and VCR may vary slightly.
Cable Out
S-Video
YPbPr
Required Connections to an SDTV (use one)
The YPbPr connectors can provide standard-definition component
video signals to an SDTV.
Note: To connect YPbPr to an SDTV, you must set the HD Setup
Wizard on the set-top to HD Mode, and select the output video
format (typically 480i) that will match the capabilities of your SDTV.
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OUT 1
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The S-Video Out connection provides an optimal video connection
to SDTVs.
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The Cable Out connector provides a video and audio connection
to an SDTV.
Optional Connection to a VCR
VCR
Set-Top
Connections
For VCRs with Video and Left and Right audio connectors, you
can use the Out 2 connectors (Video, Left, and Right) on the
set-top.
CABLE
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ANT IN
Set-Top
Connections
VCR
Connections
OUT 2
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AUDIO
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View Television Programming
Access Services and Programs
Access cable services and programs by pressing the following keys on the remote control:
• Guide–Access the on-screen guide. The on-screen guide displays schedules of TV programs and other services
available from your cable service provider, such as video-on-demand and pay-per-view programs.
• Arrows–Select a program in the schedule.
• Info–Display a specific program description (either from the on-screen guide or while viewing a program).
• Select–View a specific program in the guide.
Stretch and Zoom Program
You can stretch and zoom SD or HD programs by pressing the # key on the remote control.
Avoid Screen Burn-In
Images such as letterbox bars or side bars, bright closed-captioning backgrounds, station logos, or any other
stationary images may cause the picture tube in your HDTV to age unevenly; this is known as screen burn-in. Refer
to the user’s guide that came with your HDTV for more information.
WARNING: Avoid screen burn-in. Do not display the same fixed images on your HDTV screen for
extended periods of time.
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Troubleshooting
If the set-top does not perform as expected, the following tips may help. If you need further assistance, contact your
service provider.
No Picture
• Verify that the power to your TV is turned on.
• Verify that your HDTV is in HD mode. If necessary, run the HD Setup Wizard to select HD mode. On the front
panel of the set-top, press GUIDE and INFO at the same time. This will activate the HD Setup Wizard.
• If the set-top is plugged into a wall switch, verify that the switch is in the ON position.
Note: You should avoid plugging the set-top into an outlet controlled by a wall switch.
• Verify that all cables are properly connected.
• If your system includes a VCR or stereo, verify that you have properly connected them to the set-top.
• Verify that the set-top is set to the proper screen type and resolution.
No Color
• Verify that the current TV program is broadcast in color.
• Adjust the TV color controls.
• If you are using a component video connection (YPbPr), check that all connectors are completely plugged into the
set-top and TV.
No Sound
• If your setup includes a VCR or stereo, verify that you have properly connected them to the set-top.
• Verify that the volume is turned up.
• Verify that the mute function is not on.
Automatic Software Updates
A message appears on the TV screen when the set-top and the M-Card module are receiving software updates. In
addition, download information also appears on the front panel of the set-top during these updates. Wait for the current
time to display on the front panel before continuing. When the time appears, the update is complete.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Digital Television?
Digital television (DTV) is a huge leap forward in television technology compared to analog television that has been
widely available since the 1940s. DTV is delivered and displayed using digital encoding, similar to the way a PC
operates. By using digital technology, there is no variation in picture and sound quality from the origination point until
it is displayed on your television. You always receive a high-quality picture without the wavy lines or static you might
sometimes get from a weak analog signal.
Because DTV receives and displays digital images that contain many times more picture elements (pixels - the small
dots that make up the color image on your screen) than standard analog television, you can get a sharper on-screen
image than with analog. Additionally, DTV supports CD-quality sound. DTV includes SDTV (Standard-Definition
Television), EDTV (Enhanced-Definition Television), and HDTV (High-Definition Television). That means that all
HDTV is digital, but not all digital TV is high-definition. A high-definition program must originate in HD format and be
broadcast in HD format. Having an HDTV system does not mean that everything you watch will be in high-definition.
Getting the signal from digital cable also does not mean it is high-definition.
What is Standard-Definition Television?
Standard-definition television (SDTV) is basic digital television programming delivered by cable. Typically, the SDTV
screen is the same, nearly square shape as an analog television screen. Digital images on an SDTV set are crisp and
clear—noticeably better than on a standard analog television set using an antenna to receive over-the-air signals.
What is High-Definition Television?
High-definition television (HDTV) is a completely new way to send and receive television broadcast signals. HDTV
images are made up of pixels that are much smaller and closer together than those used in standard analog
television, and there are millions of them. Thus, HDTV can display five to six times the detail of analog television
to deliver picture quality that is much more realistic, dimensional, and precise. SDTV programs can be viewed on
an HDTV. Another feature of HDTV is digital surround sound using Dolby™ Digital technology, which is the same
technology used to produce the sound you hear in movie theaters.
Are Local TV Stations Broadcasting in HDTV?
Many local TV stations are transmitting digital signals. However, transmitting a digital signal does not mean
transmitting an HDTV signal. Some stations are using the new bandwidth to broadcast several standard-definition
channels. Most stations, once they begin broadcasting in digital, are offering HD content from their parent network
(for example, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and PBS).
Where Are the Connection Diagrams?
The diagrams at the end of this guide show examples of common ways to connect the set-top to your HDTV, DVD,
and home theater receiver. However, these diagrams do not show every possible combination of devices. Refer to
the user’s guides that came with your other electronic devices for further information.
What Cables Do I Need?
Some of the cables and adaptors shown in the diagrams may not be included with the set-top. Some of the required
cables are shown in the connection diagrams and on page 2 of this guide.
10
Picture Formats
What is the Difference Between a Standard-Screen and a Wide-Screen HDTV?
The type of screen your HDTV has (wide screen or standard screen) determines how the set-top displays programs
on the screen. The picture format for an HDTV is a combination of aspect ratio and screen resolution and is different
for standard-screen and wide-screen HDTVs.
What is Aspect Ratio?
An aspect ratio is the ratio of the width to the height of the TV screen. The aspect ratios differ because the television
industry manufactures both standard-screen and wide-screen HDTVs to appeal to consumer viewing preferences.
What is the Screen Resolution and Scan Rate?
The screen resolution indicates the amount of detail that the picture displays. Resolution is identified by the number
of display lines on the screen. The techniques that an HDTV uses to “paint” the picture on the screen are referred to
as progressive and interlaced.
With the progressive method, the lines are drawn on the screen one at a time in sequential order. The interlaced
method involves refreshing pixels in alternation — first the odd lines and then the even lines.
For advance setup, select the scan modes that your TV can support. Refer to your set-top and HDTV user’s guides
to choose the proper scan rates (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i) for your setup.
For example, a resolution of 1080i indicates that the screen shows 1080 lines in an interlaced display, and 480p
indicates that the screens shows 480 lines in a progressive display.
Notes:
• The screen resolution (1080i, 480p, and so forth) is sometimes referred to as the scan rate.
The terms are interchangeable.
• You can stretch and zoom the displayed picture using the built-in capability of the set-top by pressing the # key on
the remote control.
A standard-screen HDTV has a 4x3 aspect ratio.
The screen is 4 units wide for every 3 units tall.
A wide-screen HDTV is one-third wider than a standard-screen
HDTV. The screen is 16 units wide for every 9 units tall.
4
16
3
A screen resolution of 480p or 480i fills the screen.
9
A screen resolution of 720p or 1080i fills the screen.
11
Connecting to an HDTV with an HDMI Connector
WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting
any device cables to the set-top.
Required cables:
•
1 HDMI cable
Back of Set-Top
OUTPUT
STB SN: SABPQBQGD
VIDEO
Y
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
CAUTION
MULTI-STREAM CABLE CARD
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
eCM MAC: 001AC3F4F757
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED
TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO
RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST
SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE
IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION
OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC.
Cable
Input
NE PAS OUVRIR
MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV
IR
L
Pb
MCARD MAC: 00 1BD73E17D9
L
120 VAC
60Hz 4.2A
500W
STB RF MAC: 001AC3F$F756
CABLE OUT
R
Pr
R
USB 2.0
CABLE IN
WITH MoCA
eSATA
120V~
60Hz 80W
S-VIDEO
OUT
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
1394
Back of
HDTV
ETHERNET
AUDIO
CENTER
CHANNEL IN
ON
LISTED 14H1
VIDEO PRODUCT
HDMI
OFF
AUDIO IN
DVI/HDCP
S-VIDEO
R
L
ANT (75 )
VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
L/
MONO
AUDIO
PB
L
PR
AUDIO
Y
L/
MONO
PB
L
R
PR
AUDIO
ANT-1
OUT
R
R
R
HD 1
IN
HD 2
IN
OUT
IN
ANT-2
T14599
Important Notes Regarding the HDMI Interface on the Set-Top
The HDMI interface automatically configures the audio output for a format supported by the television. Because not all
TVs support the Dolby Digital input, the HDMI interface may automatically select a 2-channel stereo audio configuration
instead of Dolby Digital, which it carries over to the other digital audio outputs of the set-top. This prevents your home
theater system or Dolby Digital decoder from providing the full Dolby Digital surround-sound effect.
You can override this configuration by completing the following steps.
1. Press SETTINGS twice on the remote control to open the General Settings menu.
2. Press MOVE UP or MOVE DOWN to select the option Audio: Digital Out.
3. Press MOVE RIGHT to select Dolby Digital. This setting will send Dolby Digital audio to the HDMI, DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT, and OPTICAL AUDIO OUT connectors on the set-top.
Notes:
•
If the TV is not Dolby Digital capable, it may not produce audio through its speakers when the Audio: Digital Out
setting on the set-top is set to Dolby Digital. You can either switch the Audio: Digital Out setting back to HDMI
when you are not using the home theater or Dolby Digital decoder, or you can connect the baseband audio outputs
(OUT 1 Audio Left and Right) to the TV.
•
Digital content is encrypted with High-Bandwidth Content Protection (HDCP) on the DVI/HDMI port. This set-top
is not compatible with devices that do not support HDCP. You must use either the YPbPr or 1394 connection to
connect the set-top to these devices.
12
Connecting to an HDTV with a DVI Connector
WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting
any device cables to the set-top.
Required cables:
•
•
1 HDMI-to-DVI or 1 HDMI cable and 1 DVI adapter
1 audio Left/Right cable
Back of Set-Top
OUTPUT
STB SN: SABPQBQGD
VIDEO
Y
CAUTION
MULTI-STREAM CABLE CARD
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
DIGITAL
AUDIO
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV
eCM MAC: 001AC3F4F757
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED
TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO
RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST
SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE
IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION
OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC.
MCARD MAC: 00 1BD73E17D9
IR
L
Pb
120 VAC
60Hz 4.2A
500W
L
STB RF MAC: 001AC3F$F756
CABLE OUT
R
Pr
R
USB 2.0
CABLE IN
WITH MoCA
eSATA
120V~
60Hz 80W
S-VIDEO
OUT
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
1394
ETHERNET
LISTED 14H1
VIDEO PRODUCT
Cable
Input
Back of
HDTV
AUDIO
CENTER
CHANNEL IN
ON
HDMI
DVI/HDCP
IN
OFF
AUDIO IN
DVI/HDCP
S-VIDEO
R
L
ANT (75 )
VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
L/
MONO
AUDIO
PB
L
PR
AUDIO
Y
L/
MONO
PB
L
R
PR
AUDIO
ANT-1
OUT
R
R
R
HD 1
IN
HD 2
IN
OUT
IN
ANT-2
T14600
Notes:
•
When you connect the HDMI connector to the DVI connector on your HDTV, you need an HDMI-to-DVI adaptor and
a separate audio connection.
•
Digital content is encrypted with High-Bandwidth Content Protection (HDCP) on the DVI/HDMI port. This set-top is
not compatible with devices that do not support HDCP. You must use either the YPbPr or 1394 connection (which
uses Digital Transmission Content Protection, or DTCP) to connect the set-top to these devices.
•
Also refer to the Important Note Regarding the HDMI Interface on the Set-Top on page 12.
13
Connecting to an HDTV with Component Input (YPbPr)
WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting
any device cables to the set-top.
Required cables:
•
•
1 component video cable with 3 connectors (YPbPr)
1 audio Left/Right cable
Back of Set-Top
OUTPUT
STB SN: SABPQBQGD
VIDEO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
Y
CAUTION
MULTI-STREAM CABLE CARD
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
eCM MAC: 001AC3F4F757
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED
TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO
RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST
SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE
IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION
OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC.
NE PAS OUVRIR
MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV
IR
L
Pb
MCARD MAC: 00 1BD73E17D9
L
120 VAC
60Hz 4.2A
500W
STB RF MAC: 001AC3F$F756
CABLE OUT
R
Pr
R
USB 2.0
CABLE IN
WITH MoCA
eSATA
S-VIDEO
OUT
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
120V~
60Hz 80W
1394
ETHERNET
LISTED 14H1
VIDEO PRODUCT
Cable
Input
Back of
HDTV
AUDIO
CENTER
CHANNEL IN
ON
DVI/HDCP
IN
OFF
AUDIO IN
DVI/HDCP
S-VIDEO
R
L
ANT (75 )
VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
L/
MONO
AUDIO
PB
L
PR
AUDIO
Y
L/
MONO
PB
L
R
PR
AUDIO
ANT-1
OUT
R
R
R
HD 2
HD 1
IN
IN
OUT
IN
ANT-2
T14601
14
Connecting to a Home Theater System
with Component Input (YPbPr)
WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting
any device cables to the set-top.
Required cables:
•
•
1 component video cable with 3 connectors (YPbPr)
1 digital audio cable
Back of Set-Top
OUTPUT
STB SN: SABPQBQGD
VIDEO
Y
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
DIGITAL
AUDIO
CAUTION
MULTI-STREAM CABLE CARD
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV
eCM MAC: 001AC3F4F757
IR
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED
TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO
RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST
SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE
IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION
OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC.
NE PAS OUVRIR
L
Pb
MCARD MAC: 00 1BD73E17D9
L
120 VAC
60Hz 4.2A
500W
STB RF MAC: 001AC3F$F756
CABLE OUT
R
Pr
R
USB 2.0
CABLE IN
WITH MoCA
eSATA
S-VIDEO
OUT
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
120V~
60Hz 80W
1394
Cable
Input
ETHERNET
LISTED 14H1
VIDEO PRODUCT
Back of Home
Theater Receiver
DIGITAL
AUDIO
TV/CABLE
DVD
VIDEO 1
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
Y
PB
PB
PB
PR
PR
PR
MONITOR
Y
T14020
1
S-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
VIDEO
2
S-VIDEO
OUT
3
L
L
L
L
4
AUDIO
AUDIO
R
R
AUDIO
IN
R
1
IN
2
OUT
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO
OUT
R
T14602
15
Connecting to a Stereo VCR and HDTV (optional)
WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting
any device cables to the set-top.
Required cables:
•
•
•
1 RF coaxial cable
2 composite video cables
2 audio Left/Right cables
Back of Set-Top
OUTPUT
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED
TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO
RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST
SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE
IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION
OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
STB SN: SABPQBQGD
STB SN:
eCM MAC: 001AC3F4F757
eCM MAC:
VIDEO
OPTICAL
AUDIO
V
OUT
DIGITAL
S
DAUDIO
SABPQTMNWW
Y
L
CAUTION
CAUTION
MULTI-STREAM CABLE CARD
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
R
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
RISK OF
DO ELECTRIC
NOT OPEN SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
ETHERNET
NE PAS OUVRIR
MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV
01CEA05D679
IR
L
H
DL
Pb
IR
MCARD MAC: 00 1BD73E17D9
STB RF MAC: 001AC3F$F756
L
120VAC
V~
120
60Hz4.2A
3A
60Hz
R
500W
CABLE OUT
R
Pr
1394
R
USB 2.0
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED TO A RECEIVER THAT
IS NOT USED TO RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR-BROADCAST SIGNALS.
CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL
INTERFERENCE TO
RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA,
INC.
CABLE IN
VIOLATION OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
WITH MoCA
Y
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
CABLE
IN
Pb
S-VIDEO
OUT
CABLE
OUT
eSATA
120V~
120V~
60Hz80W
50W
60Hz
Pr
OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
1394
USB
S-VIDEO
OUT
ETHERNET
LISTED 14H1
LISTEDPRODUCT
36MW
VIDEO
VIDEO PRODUCT
Cable
Input
Note: This connection allows
for recording to the VCR
and for watching VCR tapes
on your HDTV. To watch
HD content, use the HDMI,
YPbPr, or DVI connector.
Back of
Stereo
VCR
RF IN
L
VIDEO
IN
R
AUDIO
IN
L
VIDEO
OUT
R
RF OUT
AUDIO
OUT
Back of
HDTV
AUDIO
CENTER
CHANNEL IN
ON
DVI/HDCP
IN
OFF
AUDIO IN
DVI/HDCP
S-VIDEO
R
L
ANT (75½)
VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
L/
MONO
AUDIO
PB
L
PR
AUDIO
Y
L/
MONO
PB
L
R
PR
AUDIO
ANT-1
OUT
R
R
VIDEO-1 VIDEO-2 HD 1
R
AUDIO
HD 2
ANT-2
IN
IN
OUT
IN
T14603
16
Connecting to an HDTV with a 1394 Connector
WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting
any device cables to the set-top.
Required cables:
•
•
•
1 4-pin to 4-pin 1394 cable (Consult your TV user guide)
1 audio Left/Right cable
1 component video cable with 3 connectors (YPbPr)
Back of Set-Top
OUTPUT
STB SN: SABPQBQGD
VIDEO
Y
DIGITAL
AUDIO
CAUTION
MULTI-STREAM CABLE CARD
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV
eCM MAC: 001AC3F4F757
IR
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED
TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO
RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST
SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE
IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION
OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC.
NE PAS OUVRIR
L
Pb
MCARD MAC: 00 1BD73E17D9
L
120 VAC
60Hz 4.2A
500W
STB RF MAC: 001AC3F$F756
CABLE OUT
R
Pr
R
USB 2.0
CABLE IN
WITH MoCA
eSATA
120V~
60Hz 80W
S-VIDEO
OUT
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
1394
ETHERNET
LISTED 14H1
VIDEO PRODUCT
Cable
Input
1394 IN
Y
Important: When you connect the set-top
to your TV using 1394, you must make the
additional video and audio connections to
your TV to receive analog signals.
PB
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
PR
IN
R
HD 1
Back of HDTV
IN
T14604
Connecting the Set-Top in HD Mode to an SDTV with
Component Input (YPbPr)
WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting
any device cables to the set-top.
Required cables:
•
•
1 component video cable with 3 connectors (YPbPr)
1 audio Left/Right cable
Back of Set-Top
OUTPUT
STB SN: SABPQBQGD
VIDEO
Y
DIGITAL
AUDIO
CAUTION
MULTI-STREAM CABLE CARD
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
eCM MAC: 001AC3F4F757
THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED
TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO
RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST
SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE
IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO
COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION
OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC.
NE PAS OUVRIR
MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV
IR
L
Pb
MCARD MAC: 00 1BD73E17D9
L
120 VAC
60Hz 4.2A
500W
STB RF MAC: 001AC3F$F756
CABLE OUT
R
Pr
R
USB 2.0
CABLE IN
WITH MoCA
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
S-VIDEO
OUT
eSATA
120V~
60Hz 80W
1394
Cable
Input
ETHERNET
Back of SDTV
RF IN
Y
Note: The set-top must be set to the
proper output mode, typically 480i.
LISTED 14H1
VIDEO PRODUCT
L
PB
PR
VIDEO
IN
R
AUDIO
IN
L
VIDEO
OUT
R
AUDIO
OUT
RF OUT
T14605
17
Index
1394 Firewire
F
4, 6, 17
FAQs
10
A
FCC compliance
20
AC
Formats, picture
11
Outlet
Frequently Asked Questions. See FAQs
iv, 4
Power input
Aspect ratio
Front panel
4
3
11
H
HD
B
Back panel
broadcasting
4
Burn-in of screen
mode
8
10
4, 5, 6, 7, 17
format
1, 10
HDTV
C
CableCARD 2, 4, 9
Cables
Connections
2
formats
Cable Out, connector
4
11
What is it
Compliance, FCC and Canadian EMI
20
HDMI
6
10
4, 6, 12
Component video connection. See YPbPr
High-definition. See HD
Composite
Home theater system connection
7
15
Connectors
See also Front panel; Back panel
I
required for HDTV
6
Interlaced scan rate
required for SDTV
7
IR Sensor
VCR
HDTV with 1394 connector
HDTV with DVI connector
HDTV with HDMI connector
HDTV with VCR
K
17
HDTV with component input (YPbPr)
Keys. See Front panel; Back panel
14
13
12
17
D
Dashes display
5
Diagrams. See Connecting the set-top to other devices
Digital TV, What is it
DVI connector
LED Display
3
M
M-Card. See Multi-Stream CableCARD
Multi-Stream CableCARD
Controls. See Front panel
Display, LED
L
16
Home Theater System with component input (YPbPr)
15
18
3
6, 7
Connecting the set-top to other devices;
SDTV
11
10
3
2, 4, 6, 13
2, 4, 9
Index, continued
P
T
Picture
Time display
Doesn’t display
Formats
11
No color
9
5
Troubleshooting
9
9
TV
digital, what is it
Ports. See Connectors
formats
Product information
HDTV, what is it
1
10
11
Programming, viewing
8
programming
Progressive scan rate
11
resolution
10
8
11
standard-screen
11
standard-definition, What is it
R
Remote control
wide-screen
8
10
11
RGB connector. See YPbPr
U
S
Updating, software
S-Video
USB port
Safety
7
ii, iv-v
Scan rates
V
11
VCR connection
Screen
burn-in
W
Watch TV
4, 5, 7, 17
1, 8
Web access to product information
SDTV
Connections
What is it
8
11
11
SD mode
6, 7, 16
View programs
8
resolution
size
9
3
7, 17
Welcome
10
Wide-screen TV
Serial number, locating
Y
9
YPbPr
Sound, troubleshooting
9
Standard-definition, What is it
Standard-screen TV
11
1
Set-top. See Welcome
Software updates
1
1
connector
10
HDTV connection 14
11
Stretching and zooming picture
4, 6, 7
home theater connection
8, 11
SDTV connection
15
17
Z
Zoom picture
8, 11
19
Software and Firmware Use
FCC Compliance
United States FCC Compliance
This device 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
such interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the service provider or an experienced radio/television
technician for help.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Cisco
Systems, Inc., could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
The information shown in the FCC Declaration of Conformity
paragraph below is a requirement of the FCC and is intended to
supply you with information regarding the FCC approval of this
device. The phone numbers listed are for FCC-related questions
only and not intended for questions regarding the connection or
operation for this device. Please contact your service provider for
any questions you may have regarding the operation or installation
of this device.
The software described in this document is protected by copyright
law and furnished to you under a license agreement. You may
only use or copy this software in accordance with the terms of
your license agreement.
The firmware in this equipment is protected by copyright law. You
may only use the firmware in the equipment in which it is provided.
Any reproduction or distribution of this firmware, or any portion of
it, without our express written consent is prohibited.
Disclaimer
Cisco Systems, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions
that may appear in this guide. We reserve the right to change
this guide at any time without notice.
AVC VIDEO LICENSE
With respect to each AVC/H.264 product, we are obligated to
provide the following notice:
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT
PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”)
AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED
BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM
A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY
OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED
FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM.
Accordingly, please be advised that service providers, content
providers, and broadcasters are required to obtain a separate use
license from MPEG LA prior to any use of AVC/H.264 encoders
and/or decoders.
Macrovision Copyright Notice
Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: 1) the device may not
cause harmful interference, and 2) the device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Explorer 8640HDC, 8642HDC, 8650HDC,
and 8652HDC Set-Tops
Model: 8640HDC, 8642HDC, 8650HDC and 8652HDC
Manufactured by: Cisco Systems, Inc.
5030 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044 USA
Telephone: 770-236-1077
Canada EMI Regulation
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la class B est conforme à la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
20081121 FCC Standard
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This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights.
Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized
by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
5030 Sugarloaf Parkway, Box 465447
Lawrenceville, GA 30042
678.277.1000
www.cisco.com
Cisco and the Cisco Logo are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco’s
trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks.
CableCARD and M-Card are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Macrovision is a registered trademark of Macrovision Corp.
MoCA is a trademark of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance.
Other third party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (1005R)
© 2010 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
July 2010
Printed in United States of America
Part Number 4026881 Rev A