Motorola RNG150N User guide

User Guide
RNG150N
High-Definition Digital STB
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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.
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Important Safety Considerations
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The main plug is the main disconnect device. It shall remain readily accessible and operable.
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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
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Transport the cable terminal in its shipping box or an equally padded container.
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Do not expose the terminal to rain or moisture.
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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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 generates, 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 receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver 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.
FCC Declaration of Conformity
Motorola Inc., Home & Network Mobility, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323-1000, declares that
the RNG150N set-top complies with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device.
Industry Canada (IC)
This Class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Contents
Important Safety Instructions ....................................................................................................... i
Software License .......................................................................................................................... iv
Contents ......................................................................................................................................... 1
Tables.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Figures ............................................................................................................................................ 2
Introduction.................................................................................................................................... 4
Front Panel ................................................................................................................................ 5
Rear Panel ................................................................................................................................. 6
Operation........................................................................................................................................ 7
Turning Power On and Off .............................................................................................................. 7
Changing Channels .......................................................................................................................... 7
Adjusting the Volume ...................................................................................................................... 7
Interactive Program Guide ............................................................................................................... 7
M-Card™.......................................................................................................................................... 7
Connecting Your RNG Set-top ..................................................................................................... 8
Video Connection Options ............................................................................................................... 8
HDMI or IEEE-1394 — HDTV and SDTV ................................................................................... 9
Component video (YPbPr) — HDTV and SDTV ......................................................................... 9
Composite Video (also referred to as Video) — SDTV .............................................................. 9
RF Output — SDTV ................................................................................................................... 9
Cable-In Connection ........................................................................................................................ 9
Connecting an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio ......................................................... 10
HDMI ....................................................................................................................................... 10
IEEE-1394 ................................................................................................................................ 10
Connecting an HDTV — Separate Video/Audio Connections ........................................................ 12
Cable In ................................................................................................................................... 12
DVI........................................................................................................................................... 12
Component Video (YPbPr) ...................................................................................................... 12
Audio ....................................................................................................................................... 12
Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio ........................................................................................... 15
Connecting an SDTV ...................................................................................................................... 17
Connecting an SDTV and VCR/DVD Recorder............................................................................... 19
Connecting an A/V Receiver, SDTV, and VCR/DVD Recorder ....................................................... 21
Recording Your Connections...................................................................................................... 23
Data Devices.................................................................................................................................. 24
Data Features .......................................................................................................................... 24
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On-Screen Graphics .................................................................................................................... 25
Configuring the User Settings ................................................................................................... 26
Getting Started .............................................................................................................................. 26
Configuring the RNG150N Settings on the User Settings Menu Screen...................................... 26
Native Mode Settings Screen........................................................................................................ 31
Additional HDMI Settings Screen .................................................................................................. 35
Additional Closed Caption Settings Screen ................................................................................... 38
Subtitle and DVS Settings Screen ................................................................................................. 40
Advanced Audio/Video Settings Screen ........................................................................................ 42
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................... 44
Tables
Table 1: Front Panel Features .......................................................................................................... 5
Table 2: Rear Panel Features ........................................................................................................... 6
Table 3: User Settings Menu Field Descriptions ........................................................................... 29
Table 4: Native Mode Settings Field Definitions ........................................................................... 33
Table 5: Additional HDMI Settings Field Definitions ..................................................................... 36
Table 6: Additional Closed Caption Settings Field Definitions ....................................................... 39
Table 7: Subtitle and DVS Settings Field Definitions ..................................................................... 41
Table 8: Advanced Audio/Video Settings Field Definitions ............................................................ 43
Figures
Figure 1: Front Panel ....................................................................................................................... 5
Figure 2: Rear Panel ........................................................................................................................ 6
Figure 3: Connecting an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio.......................................... 11
Figure 4: Connecting an HDTV — Separate Video/Audio Connections ......................................... 13
Figure 5: Connecting to an HDTV — Alternative Audio Connections............................................ 14
Figure 6: Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio ............................................................................ 16
Figure 7: Connecting an SDTV....................................................................................................... 18
Figure 8: Connecting an SDTV and VCR/DVD Recorder................................................................ 20
Figure 9: Connecting an A/V Receiver, SDTV, and VCR/DVD Recorder ........................................ 22
Figure 10: Data Device connections .............................................................................................. 24
Figure 11: User Settings Menu—No HDMI Connection ............................................................... 27
Figure 12: Default User Settings Menu When an HDMI Connection is in Place .......................... 27
Figure 13: User Settings Menu—Main Menu Screen ................................................................... 28
Figure 14: Native Mode Settings menu screen............................................................................. 32
Figure 15: Additional HDMI Settings screen ................................................................................. 35
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Figure 16: Additional Closed Caption Settings menu screen ........................................................ 38
Figure 17: Subtitle and DVS Settings Menu Screen...................................................................... 40
Figure 18: Advanced Audio/Video Settings Menu Screen ............................................................ 42
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Introduction
Introduction
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Congratulations on receiving a Motorola RNG150N High-Definition All-Digital Cable Settop box, 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 the
incredible picture quality and sound of High-Definition TV (HDTV).
This set-top 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.
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 section 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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Integrated MoCA™ networking
HDMI, Component, IEEE-1394, RF remod, Composite, Digital Audio (S/PDIF), Audio
L/R, Ethernet, USB
1080p 24/30 video decode and 1080p60 output support
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Introduction
Front Panel
Figure 1: Front Panel
Table 1: Front Panel Features
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Data — Dual function LED
• Flashes to indicate unit is booting/provisioning
• Extinguished when unit is provisioned
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Home LAN — Illuminates to indicate one or more set-top boxes and/or DVR devices are
detected on the home network
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Rec — Unit is in record mode on a home network device
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Power Button — Turns the set-top on and off (standby)
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Rear Panel
Figure 2: Rear Panel
Table 2: Rear Panel Features
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Cable In — Connects to cable signal from the service provider
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Video Out — Composite Video (SDTV)
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Baseband Audio Out — L/R audio
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Digital Audio (coaxial) — Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio or PCM output
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RF Out—Ch 3/4 modulated audio/video (SDTV) to TV or VCR
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HDMI™ — High-Definition TV (HDTV) connector (Provides Dolby® Digital Plus (7.1) audio,
Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio, or PCM output)
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Ethernet* — Network connection
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Video outputs / YPbPr — Component video output (HDTV)
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Digital Audio (optical) — Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio or PCM output
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USB* 2.0 — High-Speed peripheral device connection
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Ext IR Input – Connects to a remote control receiver accessory cable
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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 the remote control to turn the RNG set-top on or off
(standby). Be sure the remote control is in cable mode by pressing cable before pressing
power.
Changing Channels
You can change channels in three ways:
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Press channel + or – on the remote control to step through the channel selection.
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Select the channel in the Interactive Program Guide.
Enter the number of the channel you wish to view using the number keys on the
remote control.
Adjusting the Volume
Volume adjustment is available when using the Baseband Audio Outputs. 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 audio outputs, use the remote control
to set the RNG 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.
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.
M-Card™
The M-Card is required to view cable television programs and interactive on-demand
programs. The M-Card should not be removed.
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Connecting Your RNG Set-top
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Instructions and diagrams are included for the following connections:
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High-Definition TV (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
CAUTION!
Do not place anything on top of your RNG set-top, especially other home
entertainment components. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation to prevent
overheating.
Video Connection Options
The RNG 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 and RF coaxial connections allow you to view only
Standard-Definition TV programming.
To determine whether your TV features component video, HDMI, IEEE-1394, 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 one 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
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HDMI and IEEE-1394 offer higher quality HD video than component video.
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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 are not displayed when you use the IEEE-1394 connection on
the rear panel of the RNG set-top. Refer to On Screen Graphics for more
information.
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If your TV has a DVI input, connect a DVI-to-HDMI adapter or cable to the HDMI out
connector on the RNG set-top and the DVI-HDTV connector on your TV.
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 RNG set-top.
Note: DVI does not provide audio. A separate audio connection must be made. DVI must
be HDCP compatible.
Component video (YPbPr) — HDTV and SDTV
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The YPbPr connectors on your RNG set-top provide HDTV and SDTV component
video.
Note: Component video does not provide audio. A separate audio connection must be
made.
Composite Video (also referred to as Video) — SDTV
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The Video out connector on your RNG set-top provides a composite 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 RNG150N 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.
Cable-In Connection
The first step for all connection options is to connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable
wall outlet and the cable in connector on the RNG set-top.
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Connecting an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio
Connecting an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio
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
RNG 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 RNG set-top.
Note: On-screen graphics are not displayed when you use the IEEE-1394 connection on
the rear panel of the RNG set-top. Refer to On Screen Graphics for more information.
If you have an audio/video receiver and are not using your TV’s speakers, go to
Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio.
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Figure 3: Connecting an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio
Note: Only one HDTV video/audio connection needs to be made to an HDTV.
Note: On screen graphics are not displayed when you use an IEEE-1394 connection.
Refer to On Screen Graphics 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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Connecting an HDTV — Separate Video/Audio Connections
Cable In
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the CABLE IN connector on the
RNG set-top and then choose one of the following:
DVI
If your TV has a DVI input, use the DVI connection for your video. Connect a HDMI-toDVI adapter or cable to the HDMI out connector on the RNG set-top and the DVI-HDTV
connector on your TV.
Note: A DVI connection supports only the video connection between the RNG set-top
and the HDTV.
To connect your audio connections with your TV speakers, see the Audio section.
To connect your audio connections for an A/V receiver, see Connecting an A/V Receiver
— Audio.
Component Video (YPbPr)
Connect the component video cables to the Y, Pb, and Pr connectors on your HDTV and
RNG set-top.
Note: This connection only supports the video connection between the RNG 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, see the Audio section.
To connect your audio connections for an A/V receiver, see Connecting 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 RNG150N set-top and the audio L/R connectors on the HDTV.
If your TV supports 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 RNG set-top settings, see Configuring the User
Settings.
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Figure 4: Connecting an HDTV — Separate Video/Audio Connections
Note: Only one video connection and one audio connection needs to be made to an
HDTV.
Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections.
Note: HDMI-to-DVI adapter is not included with the set-top.
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Figure 5: Connecting to an HDTV — Alternative Audio Connections
Note: Only one audio connection needs to be made.
Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections.
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Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio
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 RNG 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 RNG 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
RNG set-top and the audio L/R connectors on the A/V receiver.
For information on configuring your RNG set-top settings, see Configuring the User
Settings.
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Figure 6: Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio
Note: Only one audio connection needs to be made to an A/V Receiver.
Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections.
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Connecting an SDTV
1. Connect the stereo audio cable to the OUTPUT AUDIO L/R connectors on the RNG
set-top and the INPUT AUDIO L/R connectors on the Standard-Definition TV (SDTV).
2. Connect a Composite Video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the RNG set-top
and the VIDEO INPUT connector on the TV.
Note: If the TV does not support composite video connections, use the RF out connector
on the RNG 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 an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio.
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Figure 7: Connecting an SDTV
Note: Composite video requires separate audio connections.
Note: Only one video connection and one audio connection are required.
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1. Connect a stereo audio cable to the audio L/R connectors on the RNG150N set-top
and the input audio L/R connectors on the VCR/DVD recorder.
2. Connect a composite video cable to the video out connector on the RNG150N settop and the input video connector on the VCR/DVD recorder.
3. Connect a stereo audio cable to the output audio L/R connectors on the VCR/DVD
recorder and the input audio left and right connectors on the Standard-Definition TV
(SDTV).
4. Connect a composite video cable to the output video connector on the VCR/DVD
recorder and the input video connector on the Standard-Definition TV (SDTV).
Note: You can also connect the TV to the VCR/DVD using the S-Video connectors if
supported by your VCR/DVD recorder and SDTV.
Note: If the TV does not support composite video connections, use the RF out connector
on the RNG 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 an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio.
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Figure 8: Connecting an SDTV and VCR/DVD Recorder
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1. Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT L/R connectors on the RNG set-top
and the INPUT L/R connectors on the A/V receiver.
2. Connect a composite video cable to the composite video out connector on the RNG
set-top and the composite video connector on the A/V receiver.
3. Connect a stereo audio cable to the VCR/DVD recorder audio out L/R connectors on
the A/V receiver and the input audio L/R connectors on the VCR/DVD recorder.
4. Connect a stereo audio cable to the audio out L/R connectors on the VCR/DVD
recorder and the VCR audio in L/R connectors on the A/V receiver.
5. Connect a composite video cable to the input video connector on the VCR/DVD
recorder and the composite video VCR out connector on the A/V receiver.
6. Connect a composite video cable to the composite video out connector on the
VCR/DVD recorder and the video VCR in connector on the A/V receiver.
7. Connect a composite video cable to the composite video connector in on the
Standard-Definition TV (SDTV) and the TV/monitor composite video out connector on
the A/V receiver.
Note: The digital optical audio (optical S/PDIF) or digital coaxial audio (COAXIAL S/PDIF)
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.
Note: If the TV does not support composite video connections, use the RF out connector
on the RNG 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 an HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio.
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Figure 9: Connecting an A/V Receiver, SDTV, and VCR/DVD Recorder
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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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 RNG set-top before connecting or changing cable
connections. Do not place another component or object on top of the RNG set-top.
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Data Devices
Figure 10: Data Device connections
Note: 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 RNG 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 RNG 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
On-Screen Graphics
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On Screen Graphics
Your RNG 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 RNG 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 are not displayed when you use the IEEE-1394 connection on
the rear panel of the RNG set-top.
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Configuring the User Settings
Configuring the User Settings
Getting Started
The following describes how to configure the audio (for HDMI connections), SD and HD
video settings, and closed caption settings for the RNG150N.
Before you adjust the output settings:
1. Connect the RNG150N to the TV and other home entertainment devices.
2. Plug the RNG150N into an AC power outlet.
3. Initialize the RNG150N and authorize it for services.
4. Turn the TV on.
When using an HDMI connection between the RNG150N and the television, be sure to
have the cable connected and the TV powered on before adjusting the video settings.
Motorola recommends certified Standard HDMI cables for 1080i or 720p resolutions. A
certified High Speed HDMI cable is recommended for resolutions of 1080p.
Configuring the RNG150N Settings on the User Settings Menu
Screen
To configure the RNG150N settings on the User Settings menu screen, power off the
RNG set-top and then immediately press the menu key on the remote control. If your TV
is on, the on-screen User Settings menu lists the RNG150N settings that can be
adjusted.
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Figure 11: User Settings Menu—No HDMI Connection
If the RNG150N 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 in the
following example.
Figure 12: Default User Settings Menu When an HDMI Connection is in Place
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Use your remote control to navigate the on-screen display:
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Press the ▲ and ▼ keys to highlight the setting you wish to change.
Press the ► key to select an option for that setting.
To exit the setting and move to another setting, use the ▲ and ▼ keys.
To exit the menu and save your settings, press the power or menu key.
If the User Settings menu does not display on the HDTV Screen, the TV may not support
the default video output settings. Connect the set-top to a Standard-Definition
connection in order to view the menu. See the Troubleshooting section for more
information.
The User Settings menu options available from the main screen are illustrated and
defined below.
Figure 13: User Settings Menu—Main Menu Screen
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Table 3: User Settings Menu Field Descriptions
Setting
TV Type
Description
Allows you to specify the style of television connected to the RNG150N. The 16:9 option
is the default.
• 16:9— A widescreen television is connected to the RNG150N.
• 4:3 Letterbox — A standard-screen television is connected to the RNG150N
and widescreen programs should be scaled to fit the screen with black bars
above and below the picture.
• 4:3 Pan Scan—A standard-screen television is connected to the RNG150N
and widescreen programs should be cropped so the picture fills the entire
screen.
HDMI/YPbPr
Output
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.
The 1080i option is the default.
• 1080p60—High-Definition 1080p60 format (1920 x 1080 pixels with
progressive scanning at 60 frames per second).
• 1080i—High-Definition 1080i format (1920 x 1080 pixels with interlaced
scanning at 30 frames per second).
• 720p—High-Definition 720p format (1280 x 720 pixels with progressive
scanning at 60 frames per second).
• 480p—Enhanced-Definition 480p format (720 x 480 pixels with progressive
scanning at 60 frames per second).
• 480i—Standard-Definition 480i format (720 x 480 pixels with interlaced
scanning at 30 frames per second).
• Native—Format that most closely matches the program’s native format
according to the list of compatible formats selected from the Native Mode
Settings menu screen.
Note : Not all televisions will support all available video formats. Consult the
television’s user manual for more information on video format compatibility.
The RNG150N can detect when the HDMI connection is in use. If you are not
using the HDMI connection on the RNG150N, the HDMI/YPbPr Output
setting will display as YPbPr Output in the User Settings Menu.
Most new HDTVs are equipped with at least one HDMI input and can support
the 1080p60 format. The RNG150N 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.
4:3 Override
Allows you to select the video output format of the RNG150N when it is tuned to a
Standard-Definition program or playing back a Standard- Definition program from the DVR.
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Setting
Description
The 480i option is the default.
• 480i—Standard-Definition 480i format (720 x 480 pixels).
• 480p—Enhanced-Definition 480p format (720 x 480 pixels).
• Stretch—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—Widescreen version of a Standard-Definition program with black bars to
the left and the right of the picture (pillarbox) and the video presented in the
format designated by the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting.
Note: Not all televisions support all available video formats. Consult your
television’s user manual for more information on format compatibility.
If the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting is set to either 480i or Native, the 4:3
Override feature is disabled and can’t be selected in the menu. The 4:3 Override
feature is available when the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting is 1080i, 720p, or
480p.
Native Mode
Settings
Allows you to customize the Native Mode feature of the RNG150N by selecting the video
formats supported by your television.
Selecting the Native Mode Settings option presents 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 can’t be
selected in the menu.
Additional
HDMI Settings
Available whenever an HDMI device is connected to the RNG150N. Selecting this option
presents 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 RNG150N, this option is disabled and can’t be
selected in the menu.
Closed
Captions
Turns closed captions off or on.
When this option is set to Disabled, the RNG150N does not render (draw) closed captions
on any video output.
When this option is set to Enabled, the RNG150N renders (draws) closed captions on all
video outputs if closed captions are included in the program.
Disabled is the default setting.
Selecting this option presents a new menu screen with settings specific to closed
captions, including font style, color, and size. These settings are discussed in more detail
below.
Additional
Closed
Caption
Settings
Allows you to customize the style and appearance of closed captions.
Selecting this presents 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 can’t be selected in the menu.
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Setting
Subtitle and
DVS Settings
Description
Allows you to customize the operation of the subtitle and descriptive video service
features.
Selecting the Subtitle and DVS Settings option presents 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
Allows you to customize several advanced audio and video features of the RNG150N.
Auto Power
Down
Allows you to select whether the set-top turns itself off after four hours.
• 4 Hours—The set-top powers down after four hours.
• Off—The set-top does not power down by itself.
Front Panel
Brightness
Allows you to adjust the brightness level of the front panel display (clock/channel number
and indicator icons) of the RNG150N.
• High—The brightest level. This setting is most useful when using the
RNG150N in very brightly lit rooms.
• Normal—The default brightness level.
• Low—The lowest (visible) brightness level. This setting is most useful when
using the RNG150N in dim or dark rooms.
• Off—The front panel display will be turned off completely, including the
clock/channel number and all indicator icons. The blue backlighting of the
front panel Power button remains illuminated.
Restore All
Defaults
To reset ALL of the RNG150N User Settings to their default values, including options
stored on other menu screens, move the cursor to this option and press the ► key.
Native Mode Settings Screen
The Native Mode Settings menu is used to configure the operation of the native mode
feature on the RNG150N. The RNG150N is capable of receiving and decoding a number
of different digital video formats. When operating in native mode, the RNG150N will
generate a video output format that most closely matches the broadcast video format .
For example, if the RNG150N 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 RNG150N, 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 RNG150N is tuned to a
channel which is broadcast in that format.
If the television is connected to the RNG150N using an HDMI cable, the RNG150N will
automatically customize the checklist of supported formats as reported to it by the
television. If the television is connected to the RNG150N using Component Video
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(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 RNG150N to operate properly in native mode.
The Native Mode Settings menu screen is illustrated and defined below.
Figure 14: Native Mode Settings menu screen
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Table 4: Native Mode Settings Field Definitions
Description
Setting
1080p60
(High Definition)
Generates 1080p60 video on the HDMI output if the program is broadcast in
1080p60 format. The RNG150N 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 RNG150N is connected to an HDMI display
device. If no HDMI connection is detected, this option is disabled and can’t be
selected in the menu.
Note: The Component Video (YPbPr) output delivers 480i video whenever the
HDMI output is delivering 1080p60 video.
1080p30
(High Definition)
Generates 1080p30 video on the HDMI output if the program is broadcast in
1080p30 format. The RNG150N 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 RNG150N is connected to an HDMI display
device. If no HDMI connection is detected, this option is disabled and can’t be
selected in the menu.
Note: The Component Video (YPbPr) output delivers 480i video whenever the
HDMI output is delivering 1080p30 video.
1080p24
(High Definition)
Generates 1080p24 video on the HDMI output if the program is broadcast in
1080p24 format. The RNG150N 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 RNG150N is connected to an HDMI display
device. If no HDMI connection is detected, this option is disabled and can’t be
selected in the menu.
Note: The Component Video (YPbPr) output delivers 480i video whenever the
HDMI output is delivering 1080p24 video.
1080i
(High Definition)
Generates 1080i video on both the HDMI and Component Video (YPbPr)
outputs if the program is broadcast in 1080i format. The RNG150N 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)
Generates 720p video on both the HDMI and Component Video (YPbPr)
outputs if the program is broadcast in 720p format. The RNG150N 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.
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Description
Setting
480p
(Enhanced
Definition)
Generates 480p video on both the HDMI and Component Video (YPbPr)
outputs if the program is broadcast in 480p format. The RNG150N 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 RNG150N generates 480i video on both the
HDMI and Component Video (YPbPr) outputs if the program is broadcast in
480i format. The RNG150N 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 RNG150N 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.
Figure 15: Additional HDMI Settings screen
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Table 5: Additional HDMI Settings Field Definitions
Description
Setting
HDMI/DVI Mode
Allows you to optimize the HDMI output to work with both DVI-equipped
televisions and HDMI-equipped televisions. HDMI is the default setting.
• HDMI—Optimized to work with an HDMI television or home theater receiver.
• DVI—Optimized to work with a DVI television or display device (connected via
an HDMI-to-DVI adapter).
Color Space
Allows you to adjust the color space used by the RNG150N to generate the video
signals on the HDMI output. YCC 4:4:4 is the default setting.
• YCC 4:4:4—Generates video signals within the YCC color space.
• RGB—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
Allows you to specify the digital audio format delivered over the HDMI output by
the RNG150N. Options include Auto, L-PCM, and Pass Through. Auto option is
the default setting.
• Auto—Provides the digital audio format specified by the connected device (TV
or home theater receiver) when that device was first connected to the
RNG150N.
• L-PCM—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—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 RNG150N passes the Dolby
Digital audio to the HDMI output. This option is most useful when connecting
the RNG150N 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
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 RNG150N automatically delays the audio signal on the HDMI
output by the amount of time requested by the connected HDMI device.
• Manual—The RNG150N delays the audio signal on the HDMI output by the
amount of time selected for the Lip Sync Delay setting.
• Off—The RNG150N will not delay the audio signal on the HDMI output.
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Description
Setting
Lip Sync Delay
Available when the Lip Sync option has been set to Manual.
The Lip Sync Delay setting can be adjusted between 0 milliseconds 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 can’t be selected 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.
1080p Pass Through
The set-top provides the same 1080p video format for the HDMI output as the
video format provided with the program being viewed at that time.
For example, if the program has a video format of 1920 x 1080 pixels with
progressive scan at 24 or 30 frames per second, the RNG passes the same video
format to the HDMI output without performing a format conversion. This option
is most useful when connecting the RNG to a television that supports both
1080p24 and 1080p30 in order to force the best quality video signal to the TV
with minimal configuration.
Note: Not all televisions will support all available video formats. Consult the
television’s user manual for more information on video format compatibility.
Return To Main
Menu
Returns you to the User Settings Menu main screen.
Restore Default
HDMI Settings
Restores all of the settings on this screen (HDMI/DVI Mode, Color Space, Audio
Output, and Lip Sync) to their default values.
Use this option if you lose audio and/or video after changing these settings from
their default values.
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Additional Closed Caption Settings Screen
The Additional Closed Caption Settings menu becomes available when Closed
Captioning is enabled and 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.
Figure 16: Additional Closed Caption Settings menu screen
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Table 6: Additional Closed Caption Settings Field Definitions
Setting
Service Selection
Description
Sets the service used by the RNG150N to render (draw) the closed captions:
• Analog—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—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
Returns 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 RNG150N.
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.
Figure 17: Subtitle and DVS Settings Menu Screen
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Table 7: Subtitle and DVS Settings Field Definitions
Setting
Subtitles
Description
The default setting is Off.
• Off—Subtitles are not rendered (drawn) by the RNG150N.
• On—Subtitles are rendered (drawn) by the RNG150N if they are included in
the program and in the language specified by the Language setting.
When the Subtitles option is set to On, Language can be selected from the
menu.
Language
The Language setting is only available when the Subtitles option is set to On.
Otherwise, this setting is disabled and can’t be selected in the menu.
The default language selection is English.
• English—Renders (draws) subtitles in English if they are included in the
program.
• Spanish—Renders (draws) subtitles in Spanish if they are included in the
program.
• French—Renders (draws) subtitles in French if they are included in the
program.
• Portuguese—Renders (draws) subtitles in Portuguese if they are included in
the program.
Note: The RNG150N is not capable of translating subtitles from one language to
another. For example, if French subtitles are included with the program, the
RNG150N cannot translate them to into Portuguese if the Language option has
been set to Portuguese. The RNG150N can only display subtitles in the
language(s) that have been included within the program.
Descriptive Video
Service
The default setting is Off.
• Off—The DVS audio track is not played by the RNG150N.
• On—The DVS audio track is played by the RNG150N if it is included in the
program.
Note: If the DVS setting is disabled and can’t be selected from the menu, the
software installed on the RNG150N can’t support the DVS feature.
Return To Main
Menu
Returns 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 RNG150N, 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 RNG150N 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.
Figure 18: Advanced Audio/Video Settings Menu Screen
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Table 8: Advanced Audio/Video Settings Field Definitions
Setting
Dolby Volume
Description
The default setting is Off.
• Off—Output volume may fluctuate during commercials or when changing
channels.
• On—Maintains 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 RNG150N.
The Video Sharpness setting affects the HDMI and Component Video (YPbPr)
outputs. Level of 3 is the default value.
The RNG150N 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
Returns 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
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.
Troubleshooting
Problem
The RNG set-top will
not power on
Possible Solution
• The RNG 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
RNG set-top and an AC outlet. Unplug the RNG set-top from the AC outlet, plug
it back in, and then press the POWER button.
• If the RNG set-top is connected to a switched outlet on another unit, verify that
that unit is powered on. Unplug the power cord from the RNG 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 RNG 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 RNG
set-top. Aim the remote control directly at the RNG set-top front panel, not the
TV or VCR.
• The angle between the remote control and the RNG set-top may be too large.
Stand in front of the RNG set-top and not too far to either side.
• Press and release operation keys one at a time, firmly and deliberately.
• 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 RNG set-top audio output is connected to the TV, verify that the mute
button on the TV has not been pressed.
• If the RNG 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 RNG set-top and
the audio playback device (TV, receiver, DVD player, etc.).
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Problem
There is no audio
from the center
and/or surround
speakers of a home
theater receiver
connected to the
RNG set-top
Possible Solution
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 (optical) is firmly connected to the RNG 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
RNG set-top.
• Verify that the RNG set-top is powered on and tuned to an authorized cable
channel.
• Verify that all video cables between the RNG set-top and the TV are firmly
connected.
• Verify that the coaxial cable feed is firmly connected to the RNG set-top and the
wall jack.
• If the RNG 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 RNG set-top video output is connected to a TV through an HDMI
connection, power off the TV and then power off the RNG 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 RNG set-top. To select a different
format:
1. Ensure that your RNG set-top is plugged into a power outlet and is turned off.
2. Press the MENU key on the remote control. Your settings are displayed on the
RNG set-top front panel display.
3. Press the ▲ and ▼ keys to display the HDMI/YPbPr OUTPUT setting.
4. 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 RNG 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 RNG
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
Possible Solution
There are black bars
to the right and left of
the picture
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 RNG 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 RNG set-top
is tuned to a 4:3 program.
• Set the TV TYPE to 4:3 Pan-Scan. This enables the RNG 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 RNG 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.
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