Declaration of Conformity
Notice to CATV Installers
The servicing instructions in this notice are for use by qualified service personnel only. To reduce risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing other than that contained in
the operating instructions, unless you are qualified to do so.
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.
Note to System Installer
(U.S.A. and Canada Only)
This reminder is provided to call the system installer's attention to Article 820-93 and
Article 820-100 of the NEC (Canadian Electrical Code Part 1), that provide
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specify that the metallic sheath of
communications cables shall be connected to the grounding system of the building,
as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Explorer 8240HDC and 8300HDC Digital Video Recorder
Model: 8240HDC and 8300HDC DVR
Manufactured by: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
5030 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044 USA
Telephone: 770-236-1077
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.
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.
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.
20060628FDC
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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read These Instructions
Read all the safety and operating instructions before you operate this product.
Retain These Instructions
WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fire hazard! Do not expose this product to liquids, rain, or
moisture.
Retain these safety and operating instructions for future reference.
Heed All Warnings
Adhere to all warnings on the product and in the operating instructions.
Follow All Instructions
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. For products intended to operate
from battery power or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
Disclaimer
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in this guide. ScientificAtlanta reserves the right to change this guide at any time without notice.
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:
Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
770.236.5000
5030 Sugarloaf Parkway, Box 465447,
Lawrenceville, GA 30042
www.scientificatlanta.com
Scientific Atlanta, the Scientific Atlanta logo, and Explorer are registered trademarks of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
8240HDC and 8300HDC are trademarks of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna, if applicable.
WARNING: Avoid electric shock! Unplug this product before cleaning. Clean only with a dry
cloth. Do not use a liquid cleaner or an aerosol cleaner. Do not use a magnetic/static cleaning device (dust
remover) to clean this product.
Follow all operating and use instructions.
Power Source Warning
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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.
Accessories Warnings
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Cisco, Cisco Systems, and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or
its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
CableCARD and M-Card are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
• Consult the cable company or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
All other trademarks shown are trademarks of their respective owners.
Product and service availability is subject to change without notice.
© 2006 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. All rights reserved.
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 cable service provider for any questions you may have regarding the operation or installation of
this device.
December 2006 Printed in United States of America
Ground the Product
WARNING: Avoid potential for electric shock or fire. Only use attachments/accessories specified
by your service provider or the manufacturer.
WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fire hazard! 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.
If this product connects to an outdoor antenna or coaxial cable wiring, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded
(earthed). Grounding provides some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Protect the Product from Lightning
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. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Verify the Power Source from the On/Off Power Light
Unplug this product and then obtain service when the product has been damaged in any way, such as when the powersupply cord or plug is damaged, when liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the product, when the product
has been exposed to rain or moisture, when the product has been dropped, and when the product does not operate
normally. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as improper adjustment could result in
damage and may require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
When the on/off power light is not illuminated, the apparatus may still be connected to the power source. The light goes out
when the apparatus is turned off, regardless of whether it is still plugged into an AC power source.
Check Product Safety
Eliminate AC Mains Overloads
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.
For added protection, unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. This may
prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
Protect the Product when Moving It
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.
Prevent Power Cord Damage
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from the apparatus.
Provide Ventilation and Select a Location
· Slots and openings in the cabinet of this product are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation and to
protect it from overheating. Adhere to the following requirements:
· Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
· 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 near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Always disconnect the power source when moving the apparatus or connecting or disconnecting cables.
WARNING: Avoid personal injury and damage to this product! Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified by the 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.
Outdoor Grounding System
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 built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electric Code (NEC) ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1990, provides the following information:
· Grounding of the mast and supporting structure
· Grounding the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit
· Size of the grounding conductors
· Location of the antenna-discharge unit
· Connection to grounding electrodes
· Do not place entertainment devices (such as VCRs or DVDs), lamps, books, vases with liquids, or other objects on
top of this product.
· Requirements for the grounding electrodes (see the following antenna grounding diagram as recommended by NEC
ANSI/NFPA 70)
· Do not install this product on a wall or ceiling unless recommended by the manufacturer and completed in
accordance with their instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water, such as near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub. Do not use this
product in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
TM
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, 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.
TM
TM
CH +
GUIDE
POWER
INFO
EXIT
LIST
· Do not install this apparatus in an enclosure, such as a bookcase or rack, unless the installation provides proper ventilation.
Protect from Exposure to Moisture and Foreign Objects
Connecting the
Explorer 8240HDC and 8300HDC DVR
with Multi-Stream CableCARD Interface
®
AUX
INPUT
L AUDIO R
VIDEO
VOL -
VOL +
CH -
SELECT
Part Number 4013172 Rev B
Welcome!
Explorer 8300HDC DVR Front Panel
The Explorer® 8240HDC™ and 8300HDC™ DVRs receive and
display digital signals, and they deliver programs in exceptional
picture and audio quality. Through the 8240HDC and 8300HDC you
can also access interactive services, such as video-on-demand and
pay-per-view programs. Contact your service provider for information
about these and other available services. Use the instructions in this
guide to install the 8240HDC or the 8300HDC and to access your
program services.
Explorer 8240HDC and 8300HDC DVR
CH +
GUIDE
POWER
CAUTION
VOL -
INFO
VOL +
CH -
SELECT
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.
EXIT
LIST
AUX
INPUT
L AUDIO R
VIDEO
1
2
3 4 5 67
8
9
10
11
12
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1 Power
Safety First
2 Video and
Not available on the 8240HDC. Connects to video and left/right (L/R) audio outputs of an external device to deliver audio
Audio Input and video to a TV or other device.
Explorer eClub
The online Explorer eClub provides news and information about
consumer products. You can access the Explorer eClub on the
Internet at the following Web address:
www.scientificatlanta.com/explorerclub
Displays the list of recorded programs
4 Exit
Exits menus, the on-screen guide, and program information
Displays a description of the selected program. This button is available from the on-screen guide and while viewing a program
6 Guide
Accesses on-screen services, such as the on-screen guide, video-on-demand, or pay-per-view
7 IR Sensor
Receives the infrared signal from 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 HDTV screen to age unevenly and cause damage to your
HDTV. Refer to the user’s guide that came with your HDTV for more
information about screen burn-in.
)
• Message (
• HDTV
• Power (
)
Safety and Performance Tips
• Output Resolution (1080i, 720p, 480p, or 480i)
• Keep the top of the DVR free of
all objects and electronic devices,
including your TV.
• RECORD
• AUTO - Automatically outputs native scan rates that your TV can accept
9 VOL +, VOL - Increases and decreases the volume
Scrolls up and down through the channels
11 Select
Provides access to your on-screen selection
12 USB Port
Connects to external equipment, such as a keyboard or mouse (reserved for future use)
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.
MULTI-STREAM
AUDIO OUT
Pr
L
Pb
R
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC
ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
IR
Y
120 VAC
60HZ 400W
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
T12305
CABLE
IN
CABLE
OUT
1
2
HDTV
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO
OUT
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
S - VIDEO
OUT
3 4 5 67 8
SATA
9 10
1394
1394
11 12 13
120 VAC
60HZ 40W
LISTED 14H1
CABLE EQUIP.
14 15
Connects to a coaxial cable that sends analog audio and video signals to a TV or VCR. These signals are standarddefinition TV (SDTV) video and stereo audio
If the DVR does not perform as expected, the following tips may help.
3 HDTV
Connects to the component video input (YPbPr) on the HDTV, when in HD mode. When in SD mode, the Y/V portion
of the component video output connects to the composite video input of a TV
No picture
4 Digital Audio Out Connects to an RCA cable that sends a digital audio signal to a surround-sound receiver or other digital audio device
• Verify that the M-Card module is installed.
5 Out 2 (Secondary Connects to either a VCR for archiving saved content from the DVR or connects to another set of inputs (composite)
Video/ Audio Out) on your TV
6 Audio Out
(Left, Right)
Connects to RCA cables that send analog audio signals (left and right) to the stereo inputs on a TV
7 Optical Audio
Output
Connects to an optical cable that sends a digital audio signal to a surround-sound receiver or other digital audio device
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
Connector reserved for future use
10 HDMI
Connects an HDMITM 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 adaptor for video and separate audio connections. Any of the
following audio connections may be used: Digital Audio Out (4); Audio Out: Left, Right (6); or Optical Audio Output (7)
• Verify the current TV program is broadcast in color.
11 M-Card
Interface
Slot for Multi-Stream CableCARD (M-Card ) module, which decrypts subscription digital channels. This DVR will
not operate correctly without an M-Card module. Obtain an M-Card module from your service provider
• Adjust the TV color controls.
12 SATA
Connects to an external Serial ATA (eSATA) hard disk drive for expanded recording capacity. Ask your service
provider for a list of approved hard drive models for use with the DVR
• Verify that the HDTV is in HD mode. If necessary, re-run the HDTV
Setup Wizard to select HD mode.
No sound
• If your setup includes a VCR or stereo, verify that you have
properly connected them to the DVR.
• Verify the volume is turned up.
• Verify the mute function is not on.
S - VIDEO
OUT
SATA
S-VIDEO
DVI/HDCP
IN
1394
1394
120 VAC
60HZ 40W
LISTED 14H1
CABLE EQUIP.
Back of
HDTV
OFF
WARNING: Electric
shock hazard! Unplug all
electronic devices before
connecting or disconnecting
any device cables to the DVR.
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
Use the connection diagram and follow these steps to connect the
DVR to an HDTV that has a component video connector (YPbPr)
and an audio left/right connector.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Connects to a coaxial cable that delivers the signal from your service provider
No color
OPTICAL
AUDIO
OUT
ON
Connecting the 8300HDC DVR to an HDTV with
Component Input (Y/V PbPr)
2 Cable Out
• The current channel may not be available in your service package.
Try selecting another channel to see if a picture appears.
VIDEO
OUT
HD 2
IN
OUT
IN
ANT-2
T12849
1 Cable In
• Verify that all cables are properly connected.
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
IN
Explorer 8240HDC and 8300HDC DVR Back Panel
Wait for the current time to display on the front panel of the DVR
before continuing. When the front panel displays the time, the update
is complete.
• If the DVR is plugged into a wall switch, verify the switch is in the
ON position. (Avoid plugging into an outlet that is controlled by a
wall switch.)
HDTV
Note: This illustration may vary from the actual product.
The TV screen displays a message that indicates the DVR is
automatically updating its software.
• Verify that the power to your TV is turned on.
CABLE
OUT
AUDIO
CENTER
CHANNEL IN
• Always set the DVR on its feet,
never on it’s side.
10 CH+, CH -
Automatic Software Updates
Performance Tips
CABLE
IN
AUDIO IN
DVI/HDCP
CAUTION
Note: If you need further assistance, contact your service provider.
IR
120 VAC
60HZ 400W
CATV CONVERTER
MADE IN MEXICO
8 LED Display Displays the selected channel number and time of day. The LED also displays the following:
• Guide–Display the on-screen program guide
• Select–Watch a specific program in the guide
ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
Cable Input
5 Info
Press the following remote control keys to access services and
programs:
• Info–Display program description
R
Turns the DVR on and off
3 List
Watch TV
• Arrows–Highlight a program in the schedule
L
Pb
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC
Y
Note: The 8240HDC does not have audio/video inputs on the front
panel.
Before using this Digital Video Recorder (DVR), read the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS section of this guide.
Pr
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
MULTI-STREAM
AUDIO OUT
TM
TM
13 1394 Firewire
Connects to display devices that are equipped with a 1394 input
14 AC Outlet
Connects to the AC power cord from another device, such as a TV
15 AC Power Input Connects to the power cord to deliver power to the DVR
Note: This illustration may vary from the actual product.
1. Insert the M-Card module if not already installed.
2. Connect the DVR to the coaxial cable coming from the wall.
3. Connect the Y (green) connector on the HDTV to the Y (green)
connector on the DVR; connect the Pb (blue) connector on the HDTV
to the Pb (blue) connector on the DVR; and connect the Pr (red)
connector on the HDTV to the Pr (red) connector on the DVR.
4. Connect the left audio (white) connector on the HDTV to the left
audio (white) connector on the DVR, and connect the right audio
(red) connector on the HDTV to the right audio (red) connector on
the DVR.
5. Plug the DVR and the HDTV into an AC power source.
Important: To potentially protect the DVR from power surge
damage, ground (earth) your cable product to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. You
may be able to reduce the risk of damage from voltage surges,
which can be caused by lightning storms and power outages, by
plugging the DVR into a surge protector.
6. Wait several minutes for the DVR to receive the latest software,
programming, and service information. When you see one of the
following displays on the front panel of the DVR, that indicates that
the update is complete:
• Current time
• Four dashes (----)
Note: If four dashes are displayed, you must call your service
provider to get the DVR authorized.
7. To begin watching TV, turn on the HDTV and press Power on the
front panel of the DVR, or press Power on the remote control.
U.S. Patents
A patent notice is affixed to this product. In addition, the product may
also be covered by one or more of the following patents:
4,498,169; 4,636,852; 4,641,181; 4,651,208; 4,691,353; 4,692,919; 4,698,598; 4,719,642;
4,748,667; 4,829,569; 4,866,770; 4,885,775; 4,888,799; 4,890,319; 4,922,456; 4,922,532;
4,924,498; 4,965,534; 4,991,011; 5,003,384; 5,012,510; 5,029,207; 5,045,816; 5,053,883;
5,054,071; 5,058,160; 5,142,575; 5,142,690; 5,146,526; 5,155,590; 5,214,390; 5,225,902;
5,225,925; 5,235,619; 5,237,610; 5,239,540; 5,241,610; 5,247,364; 5,255,086; 5,257,403;
5,267,071; 5,270,809; 5,271,041; 5,272,752; 5,282,028; 5,285,497; 5,287,351; 5,301,028;
5,309,514; 5,317,391; 5,319,709; 5,341,425; 5,347,388; 5,347,389; 5,357,276; 5,359,601;
5,361,156; 5,367,571; 5,379,141; 5,379,145; 5,381,481; 5,390,337; 5,400,401; 5,406,558;
5,418,782; 5,420,866; 5,420,923; 5,425,101; 5,428,404; 5,430,568; 5,434,610; 5,436,749;
5,438,370; 5,440,632; 5,442,472; 5,455,570; 5,457,701; 5,471,492; 5,477,199; 5,477,262;
5,477,370; 5,481,389; 5,481,542; 5,485,221; 5,493,339; 5,497,187; 5,500,758; 5,502,499;
5,506,904; 5,519,780; 5,539,822; 5,550,825; 5,579,055; 5,579,057; 5,583,562; 5,592,551;
5,596,606; 5,600,378; 5,602,933; 5,640,388; 5,657,414; 5,675,575; 5,684,876; 5,715,515;
5,724,525; 5,740,300; 5,742,677; 5,754,940; 5,757,416; 5,771,064; 5,774,859; 5,825,829;
5,826,167; 5,850,305; 5,854,703; 5,870,474; 5,892,607; 5,920,626; 5,923,755; 5,930,024;
5,930,515; 5,937,067; 5,963,352; 5,966,163; 5,982,424; 5,991,139; 5,999,207; 6,005,631;
6,005,938; 6,016,163; 6,028,941; 6,029,046; 6,052,384; 6,055,244; 6,072,532; 6,105,134;
6,148,039; 6,157,719; 6,188,729; 6,195,389; 6,212,278; 6,215,530; 6,219,358; 6,240,103;
6,243,145; 6,246,767; 6,252,964; 6,272,226; 6,292,081; 6,292,568; 6,320,131; 6,374,275;
6,405,239; 6,411,602; 6,417,949; 6,424,714; 6,424,717; 6,433,906; 6,438,139; 6,463,586;
6,467,091; 6,476,878; 6,493,876; 6,510,519; 6,516,002; 6,516,412; 6,526,508; 6,538,595;
6,546,013; 6,560,340; 6,567,118; 6,570,888; 6,622,308; 6,629,227; 6,664,984; 6,667,994;
6,671,879; 6,674,967; 6,678,891; 6,714,598; 6,721,352; 6,721,956; 6,725,459; 6,738,982;
6,744,892; 6,744,967; 6,751,271; 6,760,918; 6,795,972; 6,802,077; 6,804,708; 6,811,447;
6,817,028; 6,822,972; 6,823,385; 6,832,386; 6,845,106; 6,868,473; 6,874,075; 6,889,191;
6,909,471; 6,917,622; 6,917,628; 6,922,412; 6,927,806; 6,928,656; 6,931,058; 6,937,729;
6,969,279; 6,971,008; 6,971,121; 6,978,310; D348065; D354959; D359737; D363932;
D390217; D434753; D507240; D507535; RE36368; RE36988
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