Passport Echo Getting Started Guide

Getting Started Guide
Version 2.7
Aptiv Digital, Inc.
Passport Echo™ 2.7 — Echo2.7 Getting Started 1.0.
© 2005 Aptiv Digital, Inc., formerly Pioneer Digital Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This product is protected under US Patent #6,400,379, #D481,736 & D476,015.
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Table of Contents
Watching Live TV
4
Finding TV Shows
5
Saving TV Shows
6
Viewing Saved Shows
7
Managing Saved Shows
8
Managing Your Upcoming Recordings
9
Managing Your Series Recordings
10
Video Output Formats
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Watching Live TV
With Passport Echo™, why just watch TV shows when you can control them with your remote!
Pause a show
Press
Resume playback
from pause
Press
OR
Rewind a show
Press
; press again to change speed.
Skip backward
Press
, then press
Fast forward
Press
; press again to change speed.
Skip forward
Press
, then press
Advance one frame
Press
Watch video in slow
motion
Press
second).
Resume playback
from rewind, fast
forward, or slow
motion
Press
.
See an instant reply
Press
.
Return to “live” TV
Press
.
4
.
.
, then press
.
.
.
twice quickly (within 1/2
Finding TV Shows
Finding TV shows is easy with the Program Guide. Browse for shows sorted by Time or Theme,
or Search for shows by title or keyword.
Browse the channel line-up
Press
while watching a TV show to access the Program Guide.
Browse for shows
by Time/Channel
On entry, the channel line-up is sorted by
time/channel. Press
,
,
, or
to
browse shows. Highlight a show and
press
Browse for shows
by Theme
for options, or
to record.
While viewing the Guide, press
to
browse by theme. Press
to
or
highlight a theme, then press
to
browse related shows. Highlight a show
and press
for options, or
to
While viewing the Guide, press
to
record.
Search for shows
by Title or Keyword
Search (press
again to choose Title or
Keyword Search). Enter a title or keyword
with the on-screen keyboard; use the
arrow keys to highlight letters and press
to enter. Move the highlight to the
Search Results List by pressing
Highlight a show and press
options, or
.
for
to record. Related shows
are grouped under headers. Highlight a
header and press
listings, or
to view individual
to create a Series
Recording.
Note: Pressing
on a Keyword Header
creates a Keyword Series Recording –
future guide data will be continuously
searched for matching shows to record.
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Saving TV Shows
Shows can be saved using the Program Guide, by setting up a manual recording, or by pressing
the RECORD key while watching a TV show.
Scheduling Recordings while viewing the Program Guide
Go to the Program Guide by pressing
.
Schedule a single
instance recording
Highlight a show and press
Schedule a Series
Recording
Highlight a show and press
, then select
“Record this show” from the dialog box.
, then
select “Record entire series” from the
dialog box; customize your Series
Recording settings using the recording
options provided, then press
.
Saving the show you are watching
Press
while watching a TV show to access the Recording dialog box.
Record the current
TV show
Select “Record this show” from the
dialog box.
Creating a manual recording
While watching TV, go to the Manual Record dialog box by pressing
,
then selecting “Create a manual recording…” from the dialog box.
OR
While viewing the Saved Shows or Scheduled Recording Displays, press
.
Schedule a single or
recurring recording
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Highlight each column and enter your
recording settings, then press
.
Viewing Saved Shows
Shows that have been saved can be accessed at any time from the Saved Shows Display.
Note: In order to access Passport Echo’s DVR menus, you must have a remote control with a
DVR List button.
Access Your Saved Shows
To view a saved show, access the Saved Shows Display by pressing
Find a saved show
Press
OR
.
to highlight a show.
(Shows that have not been played are
listed in bold text)
Play the highlighted
show
Press
, OR press
and select
“Play”, “Play from Beginning” or
“Resume Playback” from the dialog box.
Control Playback of a Saved Show
Pause a show
Press
Resume playback
from pause
Press
OR
Rewind a show
Press
; press again to change speed.
Skip backward
Press
, then press
Fast forward
Press
; press again to change speed.
Skip forward
Press
, then press
Advance one frame
Press
Watch video in slow
motion
Press
second).
Resume playback
from REW or FF
Press
.
See an instant replay
Press
.
Return to “live” TV
Press
, OR press
Erase a show
7
.
.
, then press
.
.
.
twice quickly (within 1/2
and then press
(Stop and erase) or
from the dialog box.
(Stop and save)
Press
, then press
from the dialog box.
(Stop and erase)
Managing Saved Shows
Saved shows can be automatically erased as space is needed for new recordings, or saved until
you erase them manually. Use the Saved Shows Display to manage your library of saved shows.
Manage a Saved Show
Go to the Saved Shows Display by pressing
OR
.
Find a saved show
Press
to highlight a show.
Erase a show
Highlight a show and press
; Select
“Erase” from the dialog box.
Save a show until
manually erased
Highlight a show and press
“Save until manually erased” from the
dialog box.
TIP! While viewing the Saved Shows
Allow a show to be
Group Titles (arranged alphabetically) erased automatically
Highlight a show and press
or Show All Listings (arranged by
dialog box.
menu, press
to sort your list by
estimated erasure date).
; Select
Keep a show longer
; Select
“Save until space is needed” from the
Highlight a show and press
; Select
“Keep Longer…” from the dialog box to
go to the Prioritization display (see the
following section).
Keep a Saved Show Longer
Keep a show longer/
Erase a show sooner
Press
OR
to increase or decrease
the life span of the highlighted show; Press
(Note: shows that are positioned
lower on the list will be erased sooner
than shows positioned higher on the list.)
Saved shows can be automatically erased to make room
for new recordings, or saved until you erase them.
– Indicates that a show will be saved until it is manually erased.
– Indicates that a show is expected to be automatically erased soon.
– Indicates that a show is expected to be automatically erased very soon.
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Managing Your Upcoming Recordings
Your Scheduled Recordings list lets you see what upcoming shows are scheduled to be recorded,
and also lets you cancel upcoming recordings.
Find and Modify an Upcoming Recording
Go to the Scheduled Recordings list by pressing
OR
, then pressing
Find an upcoming
scheduled recording
Press
Cancel an upcoming
scheduled recording
Highlight a scheduled recording and
.
to highlight a scheduled
recording.
press
; Select “Cancel Recording”
from the dialog box.
Modify an upcoming
scheduled recording
Highlight a scheduled recording and
press
; Select “Record Options” from
the dialog box to display the Record
Options dialog box (see the following
section).
Fine-tune an Upcoming Recording
Allow a show to be
erased automatically
Scroll up or down to highlight the “Save:”
option; scroll left or right to highlight the
“Until space is needed” preference and
press
Save a show until
manually erased
.
Scroll up or down to highlight the “Save:”
option; scroll left or right to highlight the
“Until manually erased” preference and
press
.
Adjust a scheduled
Scroll up or down to highlight the “Start
recording’s start time Time:” option; scroll left or right to adjust
the recording’s start time and press
Adjust a scheduled
recording’s end time
Scroll up or down to highlight the “End
Time:” option; scroll left or right to adjust
the recording’s end time and press
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.
.
Managing Your Series Recordings
Episodes of a series will not be saved if more than two scheduled recordings overlap. Use the
Series Manager to determine how to resolve recording conflicts.
Find and Cancel a Series Recording
Go to the Series Manager by pressing
Find a Series
Recording
Press
Cancel a Series
Recording
Press
, then pressing
OR
.
to highlight a Series
Recording.
; Select “Cancel Series
Recording” from the dialog box.
Change a Series Recording’s Priority
Set a Series
Recording’s
recording priority
Highlight a Series Recording and press
; Select “Series Recording Priority…”
from the dialog box and press
to go
to the Prioritization Display (shown at left).
Press
OR
to increase or decrease
the selected Series Recording’s priority;
Press
(Note: Series Recordings that
are positioned higher on the list will be
recorded in the event of a conflict with
Series Recordings positioned lower on
the list).
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Video Output Formats
Use this preference to select an Output Format supported by your TV and to determine how to
output non-conforming video.
Select a Video Output Format
Press
to access the General Settings menu; highlight the “Output Formats”
preference and press
. (If your service includes the QuickMenu™, press
twice to access General Settings menu.)
Select an Output
Format and set
Output Format
Options
In the Settings column, highlight an
Output Format that is supported by your
television and press
. Your selection
will be bulleted and the Options column
will become active.
Since programs can have a wide (16:9) or
standard (4:3) aspect ratio that may not
conform to your selected Output Format,
you must choose how to output nonconforming video. Highlight an option and
press
.
Press
to accept your modifications,
then follow the on-screen instructions to
confirm your new settings.
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