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USER GUIDE
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ILLICO DIGITAL TV
STANDARD
DIGITAL
TERMINAL
HIGH-DEFINITION
DIGITAL
TERMINAL
ILL-GDA-STD-001-0812
IN THIS GUIDE
IMPORTANT RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION........................................................................................................................... 4
AVAILABLE ILLICO TERMINALS .............................................................................................................................................. 5
REMOTE CONTROLS ................................................................................................................................................................ 17
CONNECTIONS......................................................................................................................................................................... 31
CONNECTION NO. 1: STANDARD TERMINAL + STÉRÉO TV ...................................................................................................... 31
CONNECTION NO. 2: STANDARD TERMINAL + VCR OR DVD RECORDER ................................................................................. 32
CONNECTION NO. 3: HD TERMINAL + HD TV.......................................................................................................................... 34
CONNECTION NO. 4: HD TERMINAL + HD TV + VCR OR DVD READER/WRITER ....................................................................... 35
CONNECTION NO. 5: TERMINAL + SURVEILLANCE CAMERA................................................................................................... 37
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ..................................................................................................................................................... 38
ILLICO ON DEMAND................................................................................................................................................................ 39
ORDERING A MOVIE............................................................................................................................................................... 39
TO RESUME WATCHING.......................................................................................................................................................... 39
ACTIVATING PARENTAL CONTROL .......................................................................................................................................... 39
INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDE ............................................................................................................................................ 40
PARENTAL CONTROL............................................................................................................................................................... 42
TO BLOCK VIEWING TIMES ..................................................................................................................................................... 42
TO BLOCK CHANNELS ............................................................................................................................................................ 42
TO BLOCK TYPES OF PROGRAMS............................................................................................................................................ 42
ACTIVATING PARENTAL CONTROL .......................................................................................................................................... 42
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME ....................................................................................................................................................... 43
AUDIO SIGNAL EMITTED BY YOUR TERMINAL ........................................................................................................................... 43
PROGRAMMING YOUR REMOTE CONTROL............................................................................................................................... 43
SETTING ILLICO LEVELS FOR BETTER SOUND QUALITY .............................................................................................................. 43
PAY-PER-VIEW .......................................................................................................................................................................... 44
PARENTAL CONTROL.............................................................................................................................................................. 44
SETTINGS ................................................................................................................................................................................. 45
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 46
TERMINAL.............................................................................................................................................................................. 46
FUNCTIONS............................................................................................................................................................................ 46
PERIPHERALS ......................................................................................................................................................................... 46
REMOTE CONTROL................................................................................................................................................................. 47
SOUND AND IMAGE ............................................................................................................................................................... 47
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ...................................................................................................................................................... 47
FRONT PANEL DISPLAY........................................................................................................................................................... 48
PAY-PER-VIEW AND PIN.......................................................................................................................................................... 48
LIST OF CODES ........................................................................................................................................................................ 49
CUSTOMER SERVICE ............................................................................................................................................................... 54
HIGH-DEFINITION SETUP........................................................................................................................................................ 55
INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................................................................... 56
SETUP .................................................................................................................................................................................... 56
CONNECTORS ........................................................................................................................................................................ 56
CONVERTING IMAGE FORMATS.............................................................................................................................................. 56
SETUP WIZARD ........................................................................................................................................................................ 57
INTRODUCING THE SETUP WIZARD......................................................................................................................................... 57
PICTURE FORMATS................................................................................................................................................................. 57
SETTING UP YOUR HD TERMINAL WITH THE SETUP WIZARD.................................................................................................... 61
CHANGE THE SETTINGS WHILE WATCHING TV ........................................................................................................................ 68
CLOSED-CAPTIONING ............................................................................................................................................................ 70
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 74
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IMPORTANT RULES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
Carefully read through these rules for safe operation before hooking up the terminal.
PLACEMENT AND VENTILATION
The unit has openings for ventilation that protect it from overheating.
• Avoid obstructing these openings, and do not place other equipment, including televisions, lamps, books or any other object, on
the unit. Do not place it in an enclosure such as a bookcase or equipment rack, unless the installation provides proper ventilation.
• Do not place the unit on a bed, sofa, rug or similar surface, or over a radiator or heat register.
• Place the unit on a stable surface able to support its size and weight.
ACCESSORIES AND CLEANING
Do not use accessories with this equipment unless recommended by your cable service provider. Do not open the cover of the unit.
Unplug the unit and clean it with a damp cloth. Do not use a liquid or aerosol cleaner, or a magnetic/static cleaning device.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY
Do not expose the unit to moisture, or spill liquids on or near it. Do not place the unit on a wet surface. Never push objects of any kind
into the unit’s openings, as they may touch dangerous voltage points or cause short-circuits that could result in a fire or electric shock.
POWER SOURCES
A label on the unit indicates the correct power source for this equipment. Operate the unit only from an electrical outlet that has
the voltage and frequency indicated on the label. Do not overload electrical outlets or extension cords, as this can result in a risk
of fire or electric shock.
POWER CORD PROTECTION
Arrange all power cords so that people cannot walk on the cords or place objects on or against the cords, as this may damage them.
Pay particular attention to cords that are at plugs, at electrical outlets, connected to accessories, and at the places where the cords
exit the unit.
GROUNDING
The terminal has a two-prong plug. Properly ground the unit by inserting the plug into a grounded electrical, two-socket outlet.
If the plug is polarized, it has one wide prong and one narrow prong. This plug fits only one way.
Caution! To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, then fully insert. If you are unable to insert this plug fully
into the outlet, contact an electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
SERVICING
This unit is covered by a one-year warranty. Opening the case will void your warranty. Refer all servicing to a qualified Vidéotron
technician. Contact your cable service provider for instructions. Service should be referred to a Vidéotron technician when any
of the following occurs:
• There is damage to the power cord or plug.
• Liquid enters the unit, or there is exposure to rain or water.
• A heavy object falls on the unit, or you drop the unit or damage the cabinet.
• Operation is not normal (the instructions in this guide describe the proper operation).
• The unit exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Extended Warranty
For greater peace of mind, Vidéotron offers you the possibility of extending the warranty for an additional two years. Customers
who want this extended warranty must apply for it within 30 days of the service activation date. The unit purchased will then
be covered for a total of three years following the activation date (one year under the basic warranty + two years under the
extended warranty) under the same terms and conditions as in the basic warranty.
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AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
THE ILLICO TERMINALS OFFER THE SAME
HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES,
INCLUDING:
• Dolby Digital™ surround sound, CD-quality audio,
and DVD-quality video;
• a complete Interactive Program Guide providing an
overview of the next days of programming;
• the ability to block access to specific times, channels or
TV programs using the Parental Control feature;
• access to interactive TV, with its range of advanced
features and services;
• access to video on demand, where available.
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AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
EXPLORER® 940
1 LED
2 Infrared sensor
3 Maintenance Key
6
Illuminates when the unit is ready.
Detects the signals from the remote.
For use by certified technicians.
AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
EXPLORER® 1800
1
2
3
4
5
Power
Power LED
CH+ and CH–
Infrared sensor
Smart Card Slot
Provides power to the unit.
Illuminates when power is on.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
Detects the signals from the remote.
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
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AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
EXPLORER® 2000
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8
Smart Card Slot
Message Indicator
Display
Bypass Indicator
VOL+ and VOL–
Maintenance Keys
CH+ and CH–
Power
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Not yet operational.
Displays the channel numbers and time of day.
This function is not available.
Increases or decreases volume.
For use by certified technicians.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
Provides power to the unit. The unit is on when the LED is illuminated.
AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
EXPLORER® 2100/3100
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
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Display
Message Indicator
Bypass Indicator
VOL+ and VOL–
SELECT
CH+ and CH–
GUIDE
USB Port
INFO
EXIT
SETTINGS
Power LED
Smart Card Slot
Power
Displays the channel numbers and time of day.
Not yet operational.
This function is not available.
Increases or decreases volume.
Confirms or accesses on-screen options.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
Accesses the Interactive Program Guide (IPG).
Connects to peripheral devices. There are no compatible devices yet.
Provides information on settings and IPG programs.
Exits menus, the IPG, and program information.
Accesses the Quick Settings and General Settings screens.
Illuminates when power is on.
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Provides power to the unit. The unit is on when the LED is illuminated.
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AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
EXPLORER® 2200/3200
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
13
14
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Message Indicator
Display
GUIDE
Bypass Indicator
INFO
USB Port
EXIT
SETTINGS
Smart Card Slot
SELECT
CH+ and CH–
VOL+ and VOL–
Power
Power LED
Not yet operational.
Displays the channel numbers and time of day.
Accesses the Interactive Program Guide (IPG).
This function is not available.
Provides information on settings and IPG programs.
Connects to peripheral devices. There are no compatible devices yet.
Exits menus, the IPG, and program information.
Accesses the Quick Settings and General Settings screens.
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Confirms or accesses on-screen options.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
Increases or decreases volume.
Provides power to the unit. The unit is on when the LED is illuminated.
Illuminates when power is on.
AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
EXPLORER® 3100 HD
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
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Display
Message Indicator
Bypass Indicator
VOL+ and VOL–
SELECT
CH+ and CH–
GUIDE
USB Port
INFO
EXIT
SETTINGS
Power LED
Smart Card Slot
Power
2
3
4 5
6 7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14
Displays the channel numbers and time of day.
Not yet operational.
This function is not available.
Increases or decreases volume.
Confirms or accesses on-screen options.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
Accesses the Interactive Program Guide (IPG).
Connects to peripheral devices. There are no compatible devices yet.
Provides information on settings and IPG programs.
Exits menus, the IPG, and program information.
Accesses the Quick Settings and General Settings screens.
Illuminates when power is on.
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Provides power to the unit. The unit is on when the LED is illuminated.
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AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
EXPLORER® 3250 HD
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2
3
4
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8
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10
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12
13
14
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Message Indicator
Display
GUIDE
Bypass Indicator
INFO
USB Port
EXIT
SETTINGS
Smart Card Slot
SELECT
CH+ and CH–
VOL+ and VOL–
Power
Power LED
Not yet operational.
Displays the channel numbers and time of day.
Accesses the Interactive Program Guide (IPG).
This function is not available.
Provides information on settings and IPG programs.
Connects to peripheral devices. There are no compatible devices yet.
Exits menus, the IPG, and program information.
Accesses the Quick Settings and General Settings screens.
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Confirms or accesses on-screen options.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
Increases or decreases volume.
Provides power to the unit. The unit is on when the LED is illuminated.
Illuminates when power is on.
AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
EXPLORER® 4250 HD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Power
VOL+ and VOL–
CH+ and CH–
SELECT
Display
GUIDE
INFO
EXIT
SETTINGS
Smart Card Slot
USB Port
Provides power to the unit. The unit is on when the LED is illuminated.
Increases or decreases volume.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
Confirms or accesses on-screen options.
Displays the channel numbers and time of day.
Accesses the Interactive Program Guide (IPG).
Provides information on settings and IPG programs.
Exits menus, the IPG, and program information.
Accesses the Quick Settings and General Settings screens.
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Connects to peripheral devices. There are no compatible devices yet.
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AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
PACE® 501
1
1
2
3
4
14
Smart Card Slot
Power LED
Power LED
Infrared sensor
2 3 4
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Illuminates when power is on.
Illuminates when the unit is plugged in an electrical outlet.
Detects the signals from the remote.
AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
PACE® 511
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
13
Power
USB Connector
Bypass Indicator
Smart Card Slot
Display
Message Indicator
GUIDE
INFO
EXIT
SETTINGS
VOL+ and VOL–
SELECT
CH+ and CH–
Lights green when your home terminal is on and red when it is off.
Connects to peripheral devices. There are no compatible devices yet.
This function is not available.
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Displays the channel numbers and time of day.
Not yet operational.
Accesses the Interactive Program Guide (IPG).
Provides information on settings and IPG programs.
Exits menus, the IPG, and program information.
Accesses the Quick Settings and General Settings screens.
Increases or decreases volume.
Confirms or accesses onscreen options.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
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AVAILABLE
ILLICO TERMINALS
PACE® 550 HD/551 HD
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2
3
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Power
USB Connector
Bypass Indicator
Smart Card Slot
Display
Message Indicator
HDTV
GUIDE
INFO
EXIT
SETTINGS
VOL+ and VOL–
SELECT
CH+ and CH–
Lights green when your home terminal is on and red when it is off.
Connects to peripheral devices. There are no compatible devices yet.
This function is not available.
Will eventually allow for transactions. Not yet operational.
Displays the channel numbers and time of day.
Not yet operational.
Lights for a high-definition source signal and during display setting.
Accesses the Interactive Program Guide (IPG).
Provides information on settings and IPG programs.
Exits menus, the IPG, and program information.
Accesses the Quick Settings and General Settings screens.
Increases or decreases volume.
Confirms or accesses on-screen options.
Scrolls up or down through the channels.
REMOTE CONTROLS
E2050-ER1 AND RT-U43CO
The remote control requires two alkaline AA batteries. A diagram inside the compartment of the
remote control indicates proper battery placement. Replace as needed, when the indicator light becomes dim
or no longer illuminates.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
PROGRAMMING THE E2050-ER1 REMOTE CONTROL
This step is not essential, but allows you to use the digital terminal remote control with your TV and VCR.
HOW TO PROGRAM THE TV MODE KEY
1. Turn on the TV set.
2. Point the remote control away from the digital terminal, the TV and the VCR.
3. On your remote control, press and hold TV and SELECT at the same time until the LED on the remote control
blinks twice.
4. Using the remote control keypad, enter your TV’s 3-digit setup code (the codes are listed in the appendix
on page 49); the LED should blink once each time you enter a digit. When the three digits have been entered
correctly, the LED blinks twice. If it doesn’t blink twice, try another code.
5. Once you have found the correct code, point the remote control at the TV set and press POWER.
6. If the TV turns off, write the code you used here: TV _______________.
7. If your TV or VCR brand is not listed in the appendix or if none of the codes works, refer to
“How to Search for Codes”, below.
HOW TO PROGRAM THE VCR MODE KEY
1. Turn on the VCR and move the VCR/VOD slide switch to the VCR position.
2. Repeat the steps described under “How to Program the TV Mode Key”, substituting the TV key for the
VCR key (codes are listed in the appendix on page 50).
3. Write the code you used here: VCR _______________.
Located in the bottom right corner of the remote control, the VCR/VOD key is used to activate
the dedicated video on demand and VCR keys.
Slide it to the VOD position when using video on demand, and to the VCR position when using the VCR.
HOW TO SEARCH FOR CODES
1. Point the remote control away from your TV or VCR, depending on which one you are programming.
2. To search for TV codes, press and hold TV and SELECT at the same time until the LED on the remote control
blinks twice. OR To search for VCR codes, press and hold VCR and SELECT at the same time until the LED on
the remote control blinks twice.
3. Slowly enter the code 9 9 1; the LED should blink once each time you enter a digit. When the three digits have
been entered correctly, the LED blinks twice.
4. Point the remote control at the TV or VCR, and press TV or VCR. If the device turns off, go to step 5.
If the device remains on, start again from the beginning of step 2.
5. Press SELECT to confirm a valid code; the LED blinks twice.
6. Point the remote control toward the device you programmed, and power on and off to confirm operation.
7. You now need to identify the code you just found.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
HOW TO IDENTIFY PROGRAMMED CODES
1. Point the remote control away from the digital terminal, TV and VCR.
2. To identify the TV code, press and hold TV and SELECT at the same time until the LED on the remote
control blinks twice.
or
To identify the VCR code, press and hold VCR and SELECT at the same time until the LED on the remote
control blinks twice.
3. Slowly enter the code 9 9 0; the LED should blink once each time you enter a digit. When the three digits have
been entered correctly, the LED blinks twice.
4. Press 1 on the keypad, then count the LED blinks. The number of blinks indicates the first digit in the code.
If the LED doesn’t blink, the digit is 0.
5. Press 2 on the keypad, then count the LED blinks. The number of blinks indicates the second digit in the code.
6. Press 3 on the keypad, then count the LED blinks. The number of blinks indicates the third digit in the code.
HOW TO PROGRAM THE VOLUME CONTROL
This step is not essential, but it lets you better control the volume on your devices. You must have already
completed TV setup as outlined in the How to Search for Codes section of this guide.
1. Point the digital terminal remote control away from the digital terminal, TV and VCR.
2. Press and hold the CBL and SELECT keys at the same time until the LED on the remote control blinks twice.
3. Slowly enter the code 9 9 3; the LED should blink once each time you enter a digit. When the three digits
have been entered correctly, the LED blinks twice.
4. Press TV to control your television volume from the digital terminal remote control, or CBL to control your
digital terminal volume from the digital terminal remote control. The LED blinks twice to confirm a valid
selection.
5. Point the remote toward your equipment and adjust the volume to confirm operation.
Before using the volume control feature for the first time, set the volume to three-quarters using
the TV remote control. Use the digital terminal remote control for all subsequent volume changes.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
PROGRAMMING THE RT-U43CO REMOTE CONTROL
HOW TO PROGRAM THE TV MODE KEY
1. Turn on the TV set, then press and hold the TV and SELECT keys at the same time until the LED stays lit.
2. Press and hold the CH+ key (Point and Press™ method) until the TV set turns off. As soon as it turns off,
release the CH+ key.
OR
Refer to the list of TV codes on page 51 and enter the code for your TV brand. If there are several, try them one
at a time until the TV turns off.
3. Press the MUTE key. If the TV turns on, press the TV key to lock in the code. The LED will blink and go out.
If the TV does not turn on, repeat steps above until you can turn the TV on and off.
4. Write the code and your TV’s brand here: _______________.
If, when using the Point and Press™ method, you find a code that turns your TV off but not
back on, you may have gone past the correct matching code. Try pressing CH– and the MUTE key alternately
one step at a time until you find a code that turns your TV back on.
5. If you found the code using the Point and Press™ programming method, refer to the section 3-Digit Code
Number Readback, on page 21.
HOW TO PROGRAM THE VCR MODE KEY
1. Turn on the VCR or DVD player, then press and hold the VCR and SELECT keys until the LED stays lit.
2. Repeat the steps described under How to Program the TV Mode Key, substituting the VCR key for the
TV key.
3. Write the code and your TV brand here: _______________.
Write the code and your DVD brand here: _______________.
4. If you found the code using the Point and Press™ programming method, refer to the section 3-Digit
Code Number Readback, below.
Located in the bottom right corner of the remote control, the VCR/VOD key is used to activate the
dedicated video on demand and VCR keys. The colour of the remote control’s LED tells you which
function has been activated.
Press the VCR/VOD key. If the LED is red, the remote control is in video on demand mode; if the
LED is green, it is in VCR mode.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
HOW TO PROGRAM A TV/VCR COMBINATION UNIT
1. Follow the steps described under How to Program the TV Mode Key and How to Program the
VCR Mode Key.
2. In the space provided, write the code for the TV _______________ and VCR _______________.
3. If you found the code using the Point and Press™ programming method, refer to the section 3-Digit
Code Number Readback, below.
You cannot use the Point and Press™ method to program the VCR functions of the TV/VCR.
3-DIGIT CODE NUMBER READBACK
1. For the TV code, press and hold the TV and SELECT keys at the same time until the LED stays lit.
2. Press the INFO key. The LED will “blink back” the code numbers, with a 1-second interval between each digit
of the code.
Example: For code “035”, the indicator light will blink 10 times, then 3 times, then 5 times. Once you have
found the code, write it down here for future reference _______________.
3. For the VCR code, follow steps 1 and 2 using the VCR and SELECT keys. Once you have found the code,
write it down here for future reference _______________.
HOW TO PROGRAM THE VOLUME CONTROL
1. Press and hold the CBL and SELECT keys at the same time until the LED stays lit.
2. Press the VOL+ key, and then the CBL key. The LED will blink twice and go out.
3. To control the volume through the TV again, repeat step 1 and, at step 2, press the VOL+ and TV keys.
HOW TO PROGRAM THE SMARTKEYS™
You can program the CBL and TV keys so that whenever either is pressed, several tasks take place in sequence.
To turn on the terminal, turn on the TV, and tune in to channel 3 with the press of one button
1. Press and hold the CBL and SETTINGS keys at the same time until the LED stays lit.
2. In this order, press CBL, TV, 0, 3. The LED light will blink and stay lit.
3. Press CH+ to lock in this setting; the indicator light will blink and go out.
4. To return the CBL button to its normal default setting, repeat step 1, then press CH–.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
To turn on the TV and tune in to channel 3 with the press of one button
1. Press and hold the TV and SETTINGS keys at the same time until the LED stays lit.
2. In this order, press TV, 0, 3. The LED light will blink and stay lit.
3. Press CH+ to lock in this setting; the LED will blink and go out.
4. To return the TV button to its normal default setting, repeat step 1, then press CH–.
When using SmartKeys™ to transmit a series of button presses, be sure to keep your remote control
aimed at the devices to ensure all functions are received in their entirety.
HOW TO RESET THE REMOTE CONTROL
1. Press and hold the CBL and SELECT keys at the same time until the LED stays lit.
2. Press the SETTINGS key twice; the LED will blink and go out.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
RC-U49C+ AND RT-U49C-15+
The remote control requires two alkaline AA batteries. A diagram inside the compartment of the
remote control indicates proper battery placement. Replace as needed, when the indicator light becomes dim
or no longer illuminates.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
PROGRAMMING THE RC-U49C+ REMOTE CONTROL
POINT AND PRESS® PROGRAMMING
This method allows you to program the remote control without using codes. Instead, the remote control
automatically finds the correct command that you select in a variety of codes until you find the code that operates
your device. You then lock in the correct code as described below.
When using this method, there are several important points to remember:
• The order in which you program your electronic devices is not important.
• There may be several codes that turn your electronic devices on/off (or perform other functions). Once you
lock in a code, be sure to check the available functions for that device (i.e. TV – Vol+/–, Mute, TV Input
(TV/VCR button), VIDEO – Play, Stop, Rew, etc., AUDIO – Volume/Mute) to see if they are operating.
• While the remote control is searching for the correct setup code(s) for your electronic devices, it is possible that
other (previously programmed) devices may turn on/off (or perform other functions). If this occurs, continue
pressing the CH+ or CH– buttons until you find the correct code for the device you are programming.
• It may take several minutes for the remote control to find the correct code that turns your device on/off
(or performs another selected function). During this time, the POWER/MODE buttons will illuminate in fast
rotation (i.e. CBL > TV > VIDEO > AUDIO > CBL, etc.).
PROGRAMMING YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES USING CH+ OR CH– BUTTONS
(POINT AND PRESS® METHOD)
1. Turn on all the electronic devices (TV, VCR, DVD, AUDIO) you want to program the remote control to operate.
2. On your remote control, press and hold SELECT, then MUTE together until the POWER/MODE buttons
illuminate in slow rotation (i.e. CBL > TV > VIDEO > AUDIO > CBL, etc.).
3. Press and hold the CH+ button until one device turns off. While you are pressing the CH+ button, the
POWER/MODE buttons will illuminate in fast rotation. As soon as one device turns off, release the CH+ button.
4. Press MUTE button.
a. If the device that turned off turns back on, press SELECT to lock in this code. The POWER/MODE buttons
will blink 3 times and go out.
or
b. If the device that turned off does not turn back on, press CH– one step at a time until that device turns
back on. Each time you press the CH– button, the POWER/MODE buttons will illuminate once in reverse
fast rotation (i.e. AUDIO > VIDEO > TV > CBL).
5. Once you have found a code that turns the device on/off, press SELECT to lock in this code. The
POWER/MODE buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 above for each of the remaining electronic devices you wish to program the remote control
to operate.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
CODE NUMBER READBACK
To identify the 3-digit setup codes stored under the Point and Press® programming method, follow these steps:
1. For the TV code, press and hold the TV and SELECT keys at the same time until the TV button illuminates.
2. Press the INFO key. The TV button will “blink back” the code numbers, with a 1-second interval between each
digit of the code.
Example: For code “035”, the indicator light will blink 10 times, then 3 times, then 5 times. Once you have
found the code, write it down here for future reference _______________.
3. For the VCR code, follow steps 1 and 2 using the VCR and SELECT keys. Once you have found the code,
write it down here for future reference _______________.
4. For the DVD code, follow steps 1 and 2 using the VCR and SELECT keys. Once you have found the code,
write it down here for future reference _______________.
5. For the AUDIO code, follow steps 1 and 2 using the AUDIO and SELECT keys. Once you have found the
code, write it down here for future reference _______________.
Located in the bottom right corner of the remote control, the VCR/VOD key is used to activate
the dedicated video on demand and VCR keys.
Slide it to the VOD position when using video on demand, and to the VCR position when using the VCR.
CODE-ENTRY PROGRAMMING
HOW TO PROGRAM THE TV MODE KEY
1. Turn on your TV. On your remote control, press and hold SELECT and MUTE together until the POWER/MODE
buttons illuminate in slow rotation (i.e. CBL > TV > VIDEO > AUDIO > CBL, etc.).
2. Refer to the list of TV Setup Codes on page 52. Using the remote control keypad, enter your 3-digit setup code.
You may have to enter several different codes until your TV turns off.
3. As soon as you have entered a 3-digit code that turns your TV off, press MUTE. If the TV turns back on, press
SELECT to lock in the code. The POWER/MODE buttons will blink 3 times and go out. If the TV does not turn
back on, enter a different 3-digit setup code until your TV turns back on. Then press SELECT to lock in the code.
The POWER/MODE buttons will blink 3 times and go out.
4. If your television has come on again, note the code and the brand here: TV
____________________________________________________.
Note: If your TV or VCR/DVD brand is not listed in the appendix or if none of the codes works, refer to
“Point and Press® Programming” section.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
HOW TO PROGRAM THE VCR/DVD MODE KEY
1. To program your VCR or DVD, repeat steps 1 to 4 above, substituting the TV indications for your VCR.
2. Write the code you used here: VCR _____________________________________________________
DVD _____________________________________________________.
HOW TO PROGRAM A TV/VCR COMBINATION UNIT
1. First, turn on your TV/VCR combination device and install a VHS tape.
2. Next, program your remote control to operate the TV functions. Using the Code-Entry Programming method
described above, find a TV Setup Code that operates the TV functions (Power, Vol. +/–, Mute) of your TV/VCR
unit.
3. Using the Code-Entry Programming method described above, enter, lock and test each 3-digit VCR Setup
Code for your brand until a code is found that operates the transport functions of your TV/VCR unit.
ALL BUTTON
Once you have programmed each of your electronic devices, press ALL to turn them all on or off with a single key.
The ALL key can even be programmed for the television to tune to the channel that controls all your other
electronic devices (usually position 3).
Programming the ALL Button
1. Press MODE, then CBL to select the remote control’s cable mode.
2. Press SETTINGS and ALL together until the TV button illuminates.
3. Press [0], then [3].
• Your TV output channel may also be 2 or 4.
• Depending on your TV brand, the channel may have to be entered as 3, 03 ou 003.
4. Press CH+ to store the TV channel. The TV button will blink 3 times and go out.
Note: This step is only relevant if the television's RF input (co-axial) is used as the main source (input) to receive
the signal coming from the terminal. Otherwise, this setting is not recommended.
Using the ALL button
When pressing the ALL button, be sure to keep the remote control aimed at your electronic devices until your
electronic devices turn on or off.
Resetting the ALL button
1. Press MODE, then CBL to select the remote control’s cable mode.
2. Press SETTINGS and ALL together until the TV button illuminates.
3. Press CH+. The TV button will blink 3 times and go out.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
M1, M2 BUTTONS
Your remote has 2 Channel Memory Buttons – M1 and M2. Each of these buttons can store up to 5 cable
channels. Each cable channel can be up to 5-digits. Some or all of your remote control’s Channel Memory Buttons
may come pre-tuned to channels or functions selected by your cable operator. If they have not been pre-tuned
by your cable operator, they can be programmed as follows:
Programming M1 and M2 buttons
For instance, to program the M1 button to cable channels 1, 12, 123, 231 and 17, follow these steps:
1. Press M1 and CBL together until the CBL button illuminates.
2. Enter each channel as follows:
a. Enter 1st channel # – 001.
b. Press CH+ to advance to next channel # setting.
c. Enter 2nd channel # – 012.
d. Press CH+ to advance to next channel # setting.
e. Enter 3rd channel # – 123.
f. Press CH+ to advance to next channel # setting.
g. Enter 4th channel # – 231.
h. Press CH+ to advance to next channel # setting.
i. Enter 5th channel # – 017.
3. Press M1 to store the above channels. The CBL button will blink 3 times and go out. To store fewer than
five channels, you can press the M1 button any time after entering a complete channel number.
4. Repeat the above steps to program the M2 button. Follow the example in step 1, but press M2 and
CBL together until the CBL button illuminates.
The M2 button can be subtituted for the VOD button, depending on model.
Using M1, M2 buttons
Using the programmed channels (previous page) as an example…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press M1 Cable set-top terminal tunes in to channel 001.
Press M1 again – Cable set-top terminal tunes in to channel 012.
Press M1 again – Cable set-top terminal tunes in to channel 123.
Press M1 again – Cable set-top terminal tunes in to channel 231.
Press M1 again – Cable set-top terminal tunes in to channel 017.
Press M1 again – Cable set-top terminal tunes in to channel 1… repeat.
Whenever a Channel Memory button is pressed, the function of the transport buttons will automatically switch back
to cable.
When pressing the M1 button, be sure to keep the remote control aimed at your cable set-top terminal to ensure
the full channel numbers are received in their entirety.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
Resetting M1, M2 buttons
To reset M1 and M2, follow these steps:
1. Press M1 and CBL together until the CBL button illuminates.
2. Press M1. The CBL button will blink 3 times and go out.
RESETTING # BUTTON
When you get the remote control, the terminal’s # key is already configured for the zoom function
(high-definition terminals only).
To reset the # key, follow these steps:
1. Simultaneously press on MUTE and SELECT (the MODE keys light up in turn).
2. Enter 010 and press SELECT. The MODE keys will flash, then go off.
HOW TO PROGRAM THE VOLUME CONTROL
When you first program your remote control, volume/mute are controlled through your TV. The volume control
options in each mode of the remote control are:
CBL
TV
VIDEO
AUDIO
TV (default), Cable or Audio.
TV (default), Cable or Audio.
TV (default), Cable or Audio.
AUDIO device (default), Cable or TV.
To control volume/mute through your cable set-top terminal in the remote control’s cable mode
1. Press CBL and SELECT together until the CBL button illuminates.
2. Press VOL+, then CBL for volume control through the terminal. The CBL button will blink 3 times and go out.
To return volume control to your TV, repeat step 1, then press VOL+, then TV in step 2.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
HOW TO PROGRAM THE SMARTKEYS™
Your remote control has two SmartKeys™ – CABLE and TV that operate in its cable mode. Each SmartKey™
can be programmed to transmit multiple functions.
Programming and using the CBL SmartKey™
The CBL button normally turns on/off your cable set-top terminal.
To program the CBL button to transmit multiple pre-programmed functions, follow the steps below:
1. Press MODE, then CBL to select the cable mode of your remote control.
2. Press CBL and SETTINGS together until the CBL button illuminates.
3. Press the option number below for the desired functions:
Option
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[9]
[0]
Pre-programmed to turn on…
Cable & TV – tune in TV to Ch 3
Cable & TV – tune in TV to Ch 2
Cable & TV – tune in TV to Ch 4
Cable, TV & VIDEO – tune in TV to Ch 3
Cable, TV & VIDEO – tune in TV to Ch 2
Cable, TV & VIDEO – tune in TV to Ch 4
Cable, TV, VIDEO & AUDIO – tune in TV to Ch 3
Cable, TV, VIDEO & AUDIO – tune in TV to Ch 2
Cable, TV, VIDEO & AUDIO – tune in TV to Ch 4
Cable only (default)
4. The CBL button will blink 3 times and go out, storing the selected option.
Programming and using the TV SmartKey™
The TV button normally turns on/off your TV. To program the TV button to transmit multiple pre-programmed
functions, follow the steps below:
1. Press MODE, then CBL to select the cable mode of your remote control.
2. Press TV and SETTINGS together until the TV button illuminates.
3. Press the option number below for the desired functions:
Option
[1]
[2]
[3]
[0]
Pre-programmed to turn on…
TV – tune in TV to Ch 3
TV – tune in TV to Ch 2
TV – tune in TV to Ch 4
TV only (default)
4. The TV button will blink 3 times and go out, storing the selected option.
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REMOTE CONTROLS
MODE LOCK™
Your CheckMate® IV remote control can be set up in two different operating modes – “locked” and “unlocked”.
From the factory, it is set in its “locked” mode, which means it will operate all the functions of your cable set-top
terminal, plus a limited number of functions of your TV, VCR, DVD devices. In its locked mode, your remote control
is unable to change channels on your TV device.
By comparison, in its “unlocked” mode, it can still operate all the functions of your cable set-top terminal, but more
of the functions of your TV, VCR and DVD devices.
The following steps will allow you to set your remote control to its “unlocked” mode, or reset it to its “locked”
mode.
To “unlock” your remote control for multi-device operation…
1. Press CBL and MUTE together until the CBL button illuminates.
2. Press [9, 9, 9]. The CBL button will blink 3 times and go out.
To “lock” your remote control in its cable operating mode for single-device operation...
1. Press CBL and MUTE together until the CBL button illuminates.
2. Press [0, 0, 0]. The CBL button will blink 3 times and go out.
TV/VCR INPUT
In the remote control’s Cable and TV modes, this button operates the TV Input function on your TV. In the remote
control’s VIDEO mode, this button changes the TV/VCR function on your VCR.
You can program this button so that in the remote control’s cable mode, TV/VCR will operate the TV/VCR function
on your VCR,
eliminating the need to change modes on the remote control.
To program the TV/VCR button to operate your VCR
1. First activate CBL mode.
2. Press TV/VCR and SELECT together until the CBL button illuminates.
3. Press VIDEO. The CBL button will blink 3 times and go out.
To return this button to operate the TV Input function on your TV, repeat step 1, then press TV in step 2.
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CONNECTIONS
CONNECTION NO. 1: STANDARD TERMINAL + STEREO TV
THIS CONNECTION WILL ALLOW YOU TO…
Watch the channel or service of your choice
1. Turn on the illico terminal by pressing CBL on the remote control.
2. Turn on your TV and select the VIDEO/AUDIO or S-VIDEO input by pressing INPUT SELECT, INPUT, AUX, AVX
or TV/VIDEO on the TV remote control.
3. Use the illico terminal remote control to tune in to the channel or service of your choice. This will allow you
to hear your programs in stereo.
Notes:
• The best possible connection with the cables supplied is illustrated by the solid lines. The dotted lines
represent viable options, however.
• Although the back of the terminals differ from one model to another, and the plugs can be in a different
place, the connection is done in the same way.
• You should turn the illico terminal volume all the way up and adjust the volume on the TV to your taste.
For explanations, see the “Volume adjustment” section of this guide.
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CONNECTIONS
CONNECTION NO. 2: STANDARD TERMINAL + VCR OR DVD RECORDER
THIS CONNECTION WILL ALLOW YOU TO…
A.
B.
C.
D.
Watch the channel or service of your choice;
Record a program while watching it;
Record a program during your absence;
Watch a videocassette, DVD or pre-recorded program.
Notes:
• The best possible connection with the cables supplied is illustrated by the solid lines. The dotted lines
represent viable options, however.
• Although the back of the terminals differ from one model to another, and the plugs can be in a different
place, the connection is done in the same way.
• You should turn the illico terminal volume all the way up and adjust the volume on the TV to your taste.
For explanations, see the “Volume adjustment” section of this guide.
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CONNECTIONS
A.
1.
2.
3.
TO WATCH THE CHANNEL OR SERVICE OF YOUR CHOICE:
Press CBL on the remote control to turn on the illico terminal.
Turn on the VCR or DVD reader/writer.
Select the VIDEO/AUDIO or S-VIDEO input on the TV by pressing INPUT SELECT, INPUT, AUX,
AVX or TV/VIDEO on the TV remote control.
4. Select the LINE input on the VCR or DVD reader/writer by pressing LINE, AUX, AV or CAM on the VCR
or DVD recorder, or by tuning in to channel 00, 01, 91 or 99, depending on your VCR or DVD reader/writer
LINE/TUNER switch.
5. Use the illico terminal remote control to tune in to the channel or service of your choice. This will allow
you to hear your programs in stereo.
B.
1.
2.
3.
TO RECORD THE PROGRAM YOU ARE WATCHING:
Follow the instructions for the previous step to watch the channel of your choice.
Start recording by pushing REC on the VCR or DVD reader/writer.
Adjust the volume on the TV.
C. TO RECORD A PROGRAM DURING YOUR ABSENCE:
1. Turn the illico terminal volume all the way up.
2. Push the illico remote control’s SETTINGS button twice. Move the cursor to the RECORDING option and
follow the on-screen instructions. You can program the illico terminal to automatically record different channels
at different times.
Example: Channel 25 Tues. Aug. 29 from 8 to 9 a.m. Channel 35 Tues. Aug. 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
3. Use the TIMER feature on your VCR or DVD reader/writer to start recording at the desired time. Refer to the
above example to program the TIMER:
Example: A/V (LINE) channel Tues. Aug. 29 from 8 to 9 a.m. A/V (LINE) channel Tues. Aug. 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
D. TO WATCH A VIDEOCASSETTE, DVD OR PRE-RECORDED PROGRAM:
1. Turn on the TV and VCR or DVD recorder.
2. Select the VIDEO/AUDIO or S-VIDEO or HD input on the TV by pressing INPUT SELECT, INPUT, AUX,
AVX or TV/VIDEO on the TV remote control.
3. Start the videocassette or DVD (by pressing PLAY).
4. Adjust the volume on the TV or stereo system, depending on your connection.
NOTE: This connection allows you to watch one channel and to watch or record a videocassette or DVD in
stereo. In digital, to enjoy stereo sound through your stereo system, the TV and VCR or DVD recorder must both
be turned on. In addition, the appropriate TV (VIDEO/AUDIO) input and VCR LINE input must be selected. Press
INPUT SELECT, INPUT, AUX, AVX or TV/VIDEO on the TV and VCR remote controls. On some TV and VCR
or DVD recorder models, you will have to select one of the following channels: 00, 01, 91 or 99. (Some models
have a MONITOR, A/V or AUX switch.)
When you select the VIDEO or LINE input on the TV, VCR or DVD reader/writer, the stereo indicator light does
not come on, but you will still be able to get stereo sound.
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CONNECTIONS
CONNECTION NO. 3: HIGH DEFINITION TERMINAL + HIGH DEFINITION TV
THIS CONNECTION WILL ALLOW YOU TO…
Watch the channel or service of your choice in high definition (where available).
1. Turn on the illico terminal by pressing CBL on the remote control.
2. Turn on your TV and select the VIDEO/AUDIO or S-VIDEO or HD input by pressing INPUT SELECT, INPUT,
AUX, AVX or TV/VIDEO on the TV remote control.
3. Use the illico terminal remote control to tune in to the channel or service of your choice. This will allow
you to hear your programs in stereo.
Notes:
• The best possible connection with the cables supplied is illustrated by the solid lines. The dotted lines
represent viable options, however.
• Although the back of the terminals differ from one model to another, and the plugs can be in a different
place, the connection is done in the same way.
• You should turn the illico terminal volume all the way up and adjust the volume on the TV to your taste.
For explanations, see the “Volume adjustment” section of this guide.
• On some first-generation HD illico terminals, the HDMI plug is missing or has been replaced with a
DVI plug.
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CONNECTIONS
CONNECTION NO. 4: HD TERMINAL + VCR OR DVD READER/WRITER
THIS CONNECTION WILL ALLOW YOU TO…
A.
B.
C.
D.
Watch the channel or service of your choice;
Record a program while watching it;
Record a program during your absence;
Watch a videocassette, DVD or pre-recorded program.
Notes:
• The best possible connection with the cables supplied is illustrated by the solid lines. The dotted lines
represent viable options, however.
• Although the back of the terminals differ from one model to another, and the plugs can be in a different
place, the connection is done in the same way.
• You should turn the illico terminal volume all the way up and adjust the volume on the TV to your taste.
For explanations, see the “Volume adjustment” section of this guide.
• On some first-generation HD illico terminals, the HDMI plug is missing or has been replaced with a
DVI plug.
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CONNECTIONS
A.
1.
2.
3.
TO WATCH THE CHANNEL OR SERVICE OF YOUR CHOICE:
Press CBL on the remote control to turn on the illico terminal.
Turn on the VCR or DVD reader/writer.
Select the VIDEO/AUDIO or S-VIDEO or HD input on the TV by pressing INPUT SELECT, INPUT, AUX,
AVX or TV/VIDEO on the TV remote control.
4. Select the LINE input on the VCR or DVD reader/writer by pressing LINE, AUX, AV or CAM on the VCR or
DVD reader/writer, or by tuning in to channel 00, 01, 91 or 99, depending on your VCR or DVD reader/writer
LINE/TUNER switch.
5. Use the illico terminal remote control to tune in to the channel or service of your choice. This will allow
you to hear your programs in stereo.
B.
1.
2.
3.
TO RECORD THE PROGRAM YOU ARE WATCHING:
Follow the instructions for the previous step to watch the channel of your choice.
Start recording by pushing REC on the VCR or DVD reader/writer.
Adjust the volume on the TV.
C. TO RECORD A PROGRAM DURING YOUR ABSENCE:
1. Turn the illico terminal volume all the way up.
2. Push the illico remote control’s SETTINGS button twice. Move the cursor to the RECORDING option and
follow the on-screen instructions. You can program the illico terminal to automatically record different channels
at different times.
Example: Channel 25 Tues. Aug. 29 from 8 to 9 a.m. Channel 35 Tues. Aug. 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
3. Use the TIMER feature on your VCR or DVD reader/writer to start recording at the desired time. Refer to the
above example to program the TIMER as follows:
Example: A/V (LINE) channel Tues. Aug. 29 from 8 to 9 a.m. A/V (LINE) channel Tues. Aug. 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
D. TO WATCH A VIDEOCASSETTE, DVD OR PRE-RECORDED PROGRAM:
1. Turn on the TV and VCR or DVD reader/writer.
2. Select the VIDEO/AUDIO or S-VIDEO or HD input on the TV by pressing INPUT SELECT, INPUT, AUX,
AVX or TV/VIDEO on the TV remote control.
3. Start the videocassette or DVD (by pressing PLAY).
4. Adjust the volume on the TV or stereo tuner, depending on your connection.
NOTE: This connection allows you to watch one channel and to watch or record a videocassette or DVD in
stereo. In digital, to enjoy stereo sound through your stereo system, the TV and VCR or DVD recorder must
both be turned on. In addition, the appropriate TV (VIDEO/AUDIO) input and VCR LINE input must be
selected. Press INPUT SELECT, INPUT, AUX, AVX or TV/VIDEO on the TV and VCR remote controls. On
some TV and VCR or DVD recorder models, you will have to select one of the following channels: 00, 01, 91
or 99. (Some models have a MONITOR, A/V or AUX switch.)
When you select the VIDEO or LINE input on the TV, VCR or DVD reader/writer, the stereo indicator light
does not come on, but you will still be able to get stereo sound.
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SURVEILLANCE
CAMERAS
CONNECTION NO. 5: TERMINAL + SURVEILLANCE CAMERA
ALL OF THE TERMINALS ALLOW VIEWING OF IMAGES TRANSMITTED BY YOUR
BUILDING'S SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.
• On any terminal other than the Explorer 940, Explorer 1800 and Pace 501, simply tune your receiver
to channel 950.
• For the three above-mentioned terminals, you will need to add a splitter and connect it as follows:
CONNECTION WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERA FOR EXPLORER 940,
EXPLORER 1800 AND PACE 501 TERMINAL ONLY
THIS CONNECTION WILL ALLOW YOU TO…
Watch the channel or service of your choice,
Watch the images transmitted by the surveillance camera.
Notes:
• The best possible connection with the cables supplied is illustrated by the solid lines. The dotted lines
represent viable options, however.
• Although the back of the terminals differ from one model to another, and the plugs can be in a different
place, the connection is done in the same way.
• You should turn the illico terminal volume all the way up and adjust the volume on the TV to your taste.
For explanations, see the “Volume adjustment” section of this guide.
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SURVEILLANCE
CAMERAS
TO WATCH THE CHANNEL OR SERVICE OF YOUR CHOICE:
1. Turn on the illico terminal by pressing CBL on the remote control.
2. Turn on your TV and select the VIDEO/AUDIO or S-VIDEO input by pressing INPUT SELECT, INPUT,
AUX, AVX or TV/VIDEO on the TV remote control.
3. Use the illico terminal remote control to tune in to the channel or service of your choice. This will allow
you to hear your programs in stereo.
TO WATCH THE IMAGES TRANSMITTED BY THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS:
1. Turn on your TV and select the TV input by pressing INPUT SELECT, INPUT, AUX, AVX or TV/VIDEO on
the TV remote control.
2. Use the TV remote control to tune in to Channel 78. This will allow you to watch the images transmitted
by the surveillance cameras.
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ILLICO ON DEMAND
The features available while watching a movie on illico on Demand are the same as for a VCR.
This means:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Pause
Resume watching
Rewind
Fast forward
Stop
ORDERING A MOVIE
1. Put the VCR/VOD illico terminal button in the VOD mode.
2. Press . Once the interactive menu comes on, select illico on Demand and push SELECT, or tune in
to channel 900.
3. Choose a category or a subcategory and a title and push SELECT after each choice.
4. Push SELECT to order the movie, enter your PIN and push SELECT. The default PIN is 0000.
5. Press PLAY to confirm the order and start the movie. To cancel the order at this point, press C.
Once past this step, the movie rental cannot be cancelled.
TO RESUME WATCHING
1.
2.
3.
4.
In the VOD menu, select Resume Viewing and press SELECT.
Choose the title and press SELECT; the movie will start where you left off.
To watch the movie from the beginning, press REWIND.
To exit illico on Demand, press EXIT.
The time indicated next to a title shows the time remaining on your rental.
ACTIVATING PARENTAL CONTROL
TO BLOCK OUT MOVIES BASED ON THEIR TYPE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Push SETTINGS twice.
Select BLOCK: Rating and push SELECT.
Enter your parental PIN (the default PIN is 0000) and follow the instructions on the screen.
You can block one or more movie ratings to avoid unpleasant surprises.
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INTERACTIVE
PROGRAM GUIDE
Press the GUIDE button and the Interactive Program Guide (IPG) displays the list of upcoming programs for the
next days. These programs can be sorted by channel, theme or title.
Current channel
Current program
Title and broadcast
time of selected program
Browse by channel,
theme, title
Program titles and
upcoming schedule
Browsing instructions
Displayed
schedule date
The digital terminal cannot display both a standard and a HD video at the same time. When watching a
HD-formatted TV program and calling the IPG, the top right video will therefore be replaced by a black shape.
HOW TO BROWSE BY CHANNEL
1. Press GUIDE; the program you are watching is highlighted.
2. Use the and arrows to move through the channels, and the
time slots.
and
arrows to move through the
HOW TO BROWSE BY THEME
1. When the guide is on screen, press , choose Theme, then press SELECT.
2. Press the
arrow, choose a theme and press SELECT.
3. Use the and arrows to move through the titles.
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INTERACTIVE
PROGRAM GUIDE
HOW TO BROWSE BY TITLE
1. When the guide is on screen, press , choose Title, then press SELECT.
2. Press the , choose the first letter of the program in question and press SELECT.
3. Use the and arrows to move through the titles.
• To tune the selected program in the current time slot, highlight it and press SELECT.
• To view the schedule for the next days, press , highlight the date for the available day,
then press SELECT.
At any time, you can press the INFO button twice for more information on the selected program.
After browsing through the IPG, press
to go back to where you started.
HOW TO SCHEDULE A REMINDER
1. Press GUIDE, highlight a program and press SELECT.
2. Highlight Set a Reminder and press SELECT; the chosen title is now in green.
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PARENTAL CONTROL
With the parental control feature, you can block:
1. Certain viewing times
2. Specific channels
3. Some types of programs
All you need is your PIN!
TO BLOCK VIEWING TIMES
1. Press SETTINGS twice, select BLOCK: TIME NEW and press SELECT.
2. Determine blocked times by following the instructions on screen.
TO BLOCK CHANNELS
1. Press SETTINGS twice, select BLOCK: CHANNELS and press SELECT.
2. Determine blocked channels by following the instructions on screen.
TO BLOCK TYPES OF PROGRAMS
1. Press SETTINGS twice, select BLOCK: Rating and press SELECT.
2. Determine blocked types of programs by following the instructions on screen.
ACTIVATING PARENTAL CONTROL
Once you have determined the channels, times and types of programs to be blocked, you need to activate
the parental control feature by following the steps below:
1. Press SETTINGS twice, select BLOCK: PIN, choose the ENABLE feature and press SELECT.
2. Press
and enter your PIN.
TO DEACTIVATE THIS FEATURE, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:
1. Press SETTINGS twice, select BLOCK: PIN, choose DISABLE and press SELECT.
2. Press
and enter your PIN to disable (or change) the feature.
3. At this step, you can also change your PIN by selecting CHANGE.
You can also unblock access to a blocked channel by tuning it in and following the instructions on the screen.
Note: Your default PIN is 0000.
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ADJUSTING
THE VOLUME
AUDIO SIGNAL EMITTED BY YOUR TERMINAL
By adjusting the volume on your TV, you determine the loudness of the sound coming from your speakers. With
illico, however, the VOLUME feature adjusts the power of the audio signal coming from your terminal. This signal
then enters your TV or audio system at the programmed level. This is why it is important to keep the power of the
audio signal coming from your illico terminal at maximum level.
PROGRAMMING YOUR REMOTE CONTROL
You must program your illico remote control to control the sound from the TV speakers rather than the power of
the audio signal coming from the terminal. To do so, you first need to program your remote control to turn the
TV on/off. Then depending on the model, follow the instructions for programming the remote control to control
the TV volume (reference: remote control section of this guide).
SETTING ILLICO LEVELS FOR BETTER SOUND QUALITY
There are three main settings.
To access the general settings menu, press SETTINGS twice on your illico remote control. Once in the GENERAL
SETTINGS menu, follow the instructions below:
A. In the menu on the left, select AUDIO: DIGITAL OUT using the up/down arrows. Go to the right and, using the
arrows again, select DOLBY DIGITAL. Press
to confirm your selection.
B. In the menu on the left, select AUDIO: RANGE using the up/down arrows. Go to the right and, using the arrows
again, select NARROW. Press
to confirm your selection.
C. In the menu on the left, select AUDIO: VOLUME CTRL using the up/down arrows. Go to the right and, using
the arrows again, select FIXED. Press
to confirm your selection.
Naturally, for impeccable sound quality, your TV or home theatre speakers have to be in good condition. Also,
be sure to use top-quality speaker wires. In addition, if your home theatre has an AC-3 input, we recommend you
use it because illico is AC-3 enabled. If you are watching a program in this format, you will get superior quality
sound, provided your equipment has been set accordingly.
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PAY-PER-VIEW
Indigo and Viewer’s Choice feature uninterrupted films and special events that can be ordered at any time using
the IPG. Charges for these programs will appear on your next month’s bill.
• Channel 300 is the preview channel for Indigo, and 350, that for Viewer’s Choice. Watch these channels for
an overview of current and upcoming films.
HOW TO ORDER A FILM OR EVENT
• Press GUIDE and browse through the 300 series channels to see the featured titles. Highlight the title that
interests you, press SELECT and follow the on-screen instructions.
or
• Tune in to the channel broadcasting the film and follow the on-screen instructions.
HOW TO CANCEL A FILM OR EVENT
• Press SETTINGS twice to call up the General Settings screen. Select PPV: Purchases. Press SELECT and enter
your PIN. Choose the film or event you wish to cancel. Press SELECT to cancel, then
to confirm
cancellation.
PPV PIN: To order a film or event, you must enter a PIN. The default PIN is 0000. We recommend that you
change your PIN upon placing your first order. To do so, you need only enter a new 4-digit PIN when the PIN
window appears on screen.
If you forgot your PIN, contact Customer Technical Support (see page 54).
PARENTAL CONTROL
Parental control is accessed through the Pay-per-View feature (TALC). Consult the relevant section on page 42
for further details.
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SETTINGS
QUICK SETTINGS
The Quick Settings screen displays the most frequently used functions and settings:
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Add a channel to (or remove it from) your Favourites list
Turn Parental Control ON/OFF
Start recording
Set Sleep Timer
Set SAP (Second Audio Program) language
Switch Caption OFF/ON (Explorer® 3100HD, Pace 550HD et Pace 551HD)
Switch Caption OFF/ON or ON with Mute (Explorer® 3250HD)
Block or unblock the current channel
Set Picture Size (HD terminals only)
HOW TO DISPLAY QUICK SETTINGS
1. Press the SETTINGS key once to display the Quick Settings screen, highlight an option, and press
SELECT to modify it.
2. Press the EXIT key to leave Quick Settings and return to the current channel.
For more information on the options available in Quick Settings, press the SETTINGS key twice to display
the General Settings screen, highlight an option, and press the INFO key.
GENERAL SETTINGS
The General Settings screen lets you customize the terminal’s display features and set the timers.
• Press the SETTINGS key twice, highlight an option, and press the INFO key to see what the option does.
Options
Audio: Digital Out
Audio: Range
Audio: Volume Ctrl
Block: Channels
Block: PIN
Block: Rating
Block: Time New
CC: Background*
CC: Characters*
CC: Options*
CC: Source*
Display: Power Off
Display: Power On
Language: Audio
Language: Keyboard
Options
Language: Screen
Purchase: PIN PPV: Purchases
Set: A-C Outlet
Set: Color Scheme
Set: Output Chan
Set: VCR Commander
Timer: All
Timer: Rewind New
Timer: Sleep
Timer: Turn Off
Timer: VCR New
Timer: Wake-Up
Viewer: Favourites
Viewer: Power On
* HD terminals only
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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS
TERMINAL
My terminal feels hot, is this normal?
Yes, because the electronic components inside generate a lot of heat. To prevent overheating, avoid blocking
the air vents on the top and sides and do not place the terminal in enclosed furniture.
Can I leave my terminal on all the time?
Yes, but we recommend turning it off after use.
FUNCTIONS
The TV program guide no longer displays data
Change the terminal Display language and return to the initial language when the problem is solved. To change the
Display language, press SETTINGS twice and select Language: Screen on the General Settings screen options menu.
The sound does not match the program I’m watching
Make sure that the SAP (Second Audio Program) setting on the television set is disabled and that the SAP setting
on your terminal corresponds to your chosen language.
Does the terminal show subtitles of programs encoded for the hearing impaired?
Yes, standard terminals relay the data to your closed-captioning decoding equipment (ex.: your TV). HD terminals,
on the other hand, process the data for closed captioning and transmit the result to your television.
PERIPHERALS
Can I use a DVD player or DVD recorder with the terminal?
Yes. A DVD player should work independently from the terminal and be connected directly to the television.
A DVD recorder, on the other hand, is connected to the terminal much like a VCR.
Is the VCR+ function on the VCR of any use with the terminal?
No, this function is only used to record the analog signal.
What connects to the USB port and what is it for?
USB is a computer standard. The port is used to connect peripheral devices: keyboard, mouse, scanner, printer,
diskette storage drive. At this time, the USB port on the terminal is not operational but it will be in the near future.
VCR Commander, IR Blaster and IR Receiver
VCR Commander and IR Blaster are infrared transmitters that make it easier to record programs.
• Explorer 2000: compatible with VCR Commander
• Other Explorer models: compatible with IR Blaster
• PACE terminals: IR Receiver.
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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS
REMOTE CONTROL
Can I turn on my TV and the terminal at the same time?
Yes, but if your TV is an older model, you will have to connect the TV to the CA output on the back of the terminal.
• Press the SETTINGS button twice on the terminal’s keyboard or remote control.
• Select Settings: CA output and press SELECT.
• Select “Avec le terminal” (with the terminal), press SELECT and SETTINGS.
SOUND AND IMAGE
Poor picture reception
In most cases, simply re-initializing the terminal re-establishes the service. To re-initialize, you need to turn off
the terminal, disconnect it from the wall outlet, and then reconnect it. Wait 5 minutes, restart the terminal and
tune in to a channel. If the problem persists, please contact Technical Support.
What gets connected to the S-VIDEO output and what is it for?
It is used to connect a VCR or TV equipped with an S-VIDEO input. This connector separates colours and brightness,
which enhances image quality. You need to purchase a cable in order to use it.
Does the terminal support the Second Audio Program (SAP) function?
Yes. The terminal can convert SAP even though very few programs are designed to support this function.
Can I take advantage of AC-3 technology with the terminal?
Yes, but you need an AC-3 decoder. This decoder is usually built into newer, high-end sound systems or home
theatre systems. The illico terminal relays the information (Digital Audio Out connector) but does not decode it.
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS
In analog mode, I used to have access to my building’s surveillance cameras. Is this still possible?
Yes, but you should tune to channel 950. However, for the Explorer 940 and 1800, and the Pace 501 terminals,
please follow the instructions on page 37.
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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS
FRONT PANEL DISPLAY
Can I change the time shown on the front of the terminal?
No, the time shown reflects the terminal’s internal clock. However, depending on the screen language setting,
it can be displayed in the 24-hour system (French) or the 12-hour system (English).
Modifying the time format displayed on the front of the terminal
• Press the SETTINGS button twice on the remote control or wireless keyboard.
• Select Language: Screen and press SELECT.
• Select English or Spanish for the 12-hour format and French for the 24-hour format, and then press SELECT
and SETTINGS.
The words NON AUTORISÉ or NOT AUTHORIZED are displayed on some of my service channels
If this problem occurs, please contact Technical Support.
The letters REC are on the front display panel of the digital terminal, and the terminal is no longer
responding to commands. What should i do?
The letters REC are displayed when a program is being recorded. In this case, the terminal is locked automatically so
as not to interrupt the recording in progress. Press the EXIT key to unlock the terminal.
PAY-PER-VIEW AND PIN
I ordered an Indigo movie and the terminal asked me to enter a 4-digit PIN. What is it for?
This PIN is a security feature. Only individuals who know the PIN can order a movie or an event. All subscribers
have the default PIN 0000; it is a good idea to change the PIN regularly.
Ordering a movie with illico
1. Tune in to Channel 350 (VCC trailers) and press Guide on the keyboard or remote control.
2. Select a time slot and scroll the movies broadcast during this period.
3. Select a title and press SELECT twice.
4. Press B and enter your PIN. The default PIN is 0000.
Note: You can order movies up to 4 hours in advance and events up to 7 days in advance.
Forgot your illico PIN
If you have never changed your PIN, enter 0000, which is the default PIN. If you have already changed it, you will
have to contact Customer Service.
The telephone numbers for Customer Service and Customer Technical Support are listed on page 54.
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LIST OF CODES
REMOTE CONTROL SETUP CODES FOR E2050-ER1
TV
Admiral – 107
Adventura – 060
Aiko – 106
Akai – 044
Alaron – 193
Ambassador – 191
Anam – 194, 069
AOC – 033, 044, 199
Audiovox – 106, 194, 465
Baysonic – 194
Belcor – 033
Bell & Howell – 030, 168
Bradford – 194
Brocksonic – 250, 477
Candle – 066, 044, 070
Carnivale – 044
Carver – 068
Celebrity – 014
Cineral – 106, 465
Citizen – 060, 044, 070, 074, 106
Concerto – 070
Contec – 194
Craig – 194
Crosley – 068
Crown – 194
Curtis Mathes – 180, 030, 044, 061,
065, 068, 070, 074, 107, 159, 168,
465
CXC – 194
Daewoo – 106, 465
Denon – 159
Dumont – 031
Electroband – 014
Emerson – 250, 168, 191, 192, 193,
194, 296, 477
Envision – 044
Fisher – 168
Fujitsu – 193
Funai – 185, 193, 194
Futuretech – 194
GE – 035, 061, 065, 107, 149, 192,
296, 465
Gilbrater – 031, 044
Goldstar (LG) – 044, 070, 192
Gradiente – 067, 070
Grunpy – 193, 194
Hallmark – 192
Harley Davidson – 193
Havard – 194
Hitachi – 070, 159
Infinity – 068
Inteq – 031
Janeil – 060
JBL – 068
JCB – 014
JVC – 067
KEC – 194
Kenwood – 044
Kloss – 060
KTV – 044, 194
LG – 070
Logik – 030
Luxman – 070
LXI – 061, 068, 168, 170, 192
Magnavox (Philips) – 044, 068,193
Majestic – 030
Marantz – 044, 068
Matsushita – 264
Megatron – 159, 192
Memorex – 030, 070, 164, 168, 192,
264
MGA – 044, 164,192
Midland – 031, 061, 065, 149
Minutz – 035
Mitsubishi – 107, 164, 192
Motorola – 107
MTC – 044, 070, 074
Multitech – 194
NAD – 180, 170, 192
NEC – 044, 070
Nikko – 044, 106, 192
NTC – 106
Onwa – 194
Optimus – 180, 168, 264
Optonica – 179, 107
Orion – 250, 193, 477
Panasonic – 065, 264
Penney – 035, 044, 061, 065, 070,
074, 149, 170, 192
Philco – 044, 068, 159, 477
Philips – 068
Pilot – 044
Pioneer – 180
Portland – 106
Prism – 065
Proscan – 061
Proton – 192
Pulsar – 031
Quasar – 179, 065, 264
Radio Shack – 179, 044, 061, 070,
168, 192, 194
RCA – 061, 104, 149, 065, 107
Realistic – 179, 044, 070, 192, 168,
194
Runco – 053
Sampo – 044
Samsung – 044, 070, 074, 192
Sansei – 465
Sansui – 477
Sanyo – 168
Scotch – 192
Scott – 250, 192, 193, 194
Sears – 061, 068, 070, 168, 170, 185,
192, 193
Semivox – 194
Semp – 170
Sharp – 179, 107
Signature – 030
Sony – 014
Soundesign – 192, 193, 194
Squareview – 185
SSS – 194
Starlite – 194
SupregMacy – 060
Supreme – 014
Symphonic – 185
Sylvania – 044, 068
Tandy – 107
Tatung – 069
Technics – 065, 264
Technol Ace – 193
Techwood – 065, 070
Teknika – 030, 068, 070, 074, 106,
164, 193, 194
Telefunken – 070
TMK – 070, 191, 192
Toshiba – 074, 168, 170
Vector Research – 044
Victor – 067
Vidikron – 068
Vidtech – 192
Viking – 060
Wards – 030, 179, 035, 044, 070, 192,
193, 068
Yamaha – 044
Zenith – 030, 031, 106
If you have a remote control with a green display, it requires a four-character code. You will therefore need
to add a zero at the beginning of the code.
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LIST OF CODES
VCR
Admiral – 062
Adventura – 014
Aiko – 292
Aiwa – 014, 051
Akai – 055, 075, 120
American High – 049
Asha – 254
Audiovox – 051
Beaumark – 254
Bell & Howell – 118
Broksonic – 016, 135, 198, 225
Calix – 051
Canon – 049
Carver – 095
CCE – 086, 292
Cineral – 292
Citizen – 051, 292
Colt – 086
Craig – 051, 061, 086, 254
Curtis Mathes – 049, 055, 074, 176
Cybernex – 254
Daewoo – 059, 292
Denon – 056
Dynatech – 014
Electrohome – 051
Electrophonic – 051
Emerex – 046
Emerson – 014, 016, 051, 057, 075,
135, 198, 222, 225, 226, 292
Fisher – 061, 068, 118
Fuji – 047, 049
Funai – 014
Garrard – 014
GE – 062, 049, 074, 254
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GoldStar (LG) – 051, 052
Gradiente – 014
Harley Davidson – 014
Harman/Kardon – 052
Harwood – 086
Headquarter – 060
HI-Q – 061
Hitachi – 014, 055, 056, 119
Jensen – 055
JVC – 081, 055
KEC – 051, 292
Kenwood – 081, 052, 055
KLH – 086
Kodak – 049, 051
Lloyd’s – 014, 222
Logik – 086
LXI – 051
Magnasonic – 292
Magnavox (Philips) – 014, 049, 053,
095
Magnin – 254
Marantz – 049, 095
Marta – 051
Matsui – 094, 368
Matsushita – 049, 176
MEI – 049
Memorex – 060, 062, 014, 049, 051,
053, 061, 118, 176, 254
MGA (Mitsubishi) – 057, 075, 254
MGN Technology – 254
Minolta – 056, 119
Mitsubishi (MGA) – 081, 062, 057, 075
Motorola – 062, 049
MTC – 014, 254
Multitech – 014, 086
NEC – 081, 052, 055, 118
Nikko – 051
Noblex – 254
Olympus – 049
Optimus – 062, 051, 118, 176
Orion – 016, 198
Panasonic – 049, 176
Penney – 049, 051, 052, 056, 068, 254
Pentax – 056, 119
Philco – 049
Philips (Magnavox) – 049, 095
Pilot – 051
Pioneer – 081, 176
Profitronic – 254
Proscan – 086
Protec – 086
Pulsar – 053
Quarter – 060
Quartz – 060
Quasar – 049, 176
Radio Shack – 014, 051
Radix – 051
Randex – 051
RCA – 062, 049, 056, 074, 119, 120,
254
Realistic – 060, 062, 014, 049, 051,
061, 118
Runco – 053
Samsung – 059, 254
Sanky – 062, 053
Sansui – 081, 014, 055
Sanyo – 060, 061, 118, 254
Scott – 057, 059, 135, 198, 255, 226
Sears – 060, 014, 049, 051, 056, 061,
068, 118, 119
Semp – 059
Sharp – 062
Shintom – 086
Shogun – 254
Singer – 086
Sony – 047, 014, 046, 048, 049
STS – 056
Sylvania – 014, 049, 057, 095
Symphonic – 014
Tashiko – 051, 331
Tatung – 055
Teac – 014, 055
Technics – 049, 176
Teknika – 014, 049, 051
Thomas – 014
TMK – 222, 254
Toshiba – 057, 059, 226
Totevision – 051, 254
Unitech – 254
Vector – 059
Vector Research – 052
Video Concepts – 059, 075
Videosonic – 254
Wards – 062, 014, 049, 056, 061, 074,
086, 095, 226, 254
White Westinghouse – 292
XR-1000 – 014, 049, 086
Yamaha – 052
Zenith – 014, 047, 053
LIST OF CODES
REMOTE CONTROL SETUP CODES FOR RT-U43C0
TV
Admiral – 058, 061, 062, 067
Adventura – 004
Aiwa – 135
Akai – 065
Amark – 007, 086
Ampro – 112
Amstrad – 006
Anam – 088, 089, 093, 111, 120, 125,
134
AOC – 065
Audiovox – 111
Belcor – 041
Bell & Howell – 062
Brocksonic – 011, 054
Brockwood – 041
Candle – 027, 052
Centurion – 044, 051
Citizen – 027, 052, 059, 062
Concerto – 041, 051
Contec – 020
Coronado – 007
Craig – 134
Crown – 007
Curtis Mathes – 044, 061, 062
Daewoo – 027, 039, 040, 041, 042,
051, 090, 091, 092, 094, 101,102,
108, 114, 118, 121, 123, 130
Daytron – 041, 044, 051
Dumont – 041
Electro Home – 041, 051
Elektra – 002
Emerson – 007, 008, 011, 012, 017,
054, 065, 079, 108, 110, 131
Envision – 041, 051
Fisher – 010, 028
Funai – 004
GE – 005, 019, 027, 031, 037, 041,
046, 051, 053, 055, 061, 070, 131
Gibralta – 007, 025, 027, 031, 041,
044, 051, 059, 060, 065
Goldstar (LG) – 007, 027, 031, 041,
044, 059, 060, 065, 124
Grundig – 059
Hall Mark – 041, 051
Hitachi – 007, 027, 049, 051, 083,
085, 098, 100
Inkel – 075
JC Penney – 005, 010, 027, 037, 041,
051, 065, 069, 070
JVC – 048, 077, 080, 132
Kawasho – 041, 051
KMC – 007
KTV – 007, 030, 059, 065
Kurazai – 062
Lodgenet – 062
Logik – 062
Luxman – 027, 041, 051
LXI – 006, 035, 067
Magnavox (Philips) – 001, 005, 007,
014, 026, 027, 041, 052, 068, 081
Majestic – 062
Marantz – 003, 065, 076
Megatron – 086
Memorex – 010, 031, 062
MGA/Mitsubishi – 003, 027, 031, 041,
044, 051, 065, 076, 084
Montgomery Ward – 007, 037, 044,
057, 058, 062, 065, 067, 081
NEC – 023, 027, 031, 044, 101
Orion – 013, 017, 033, 045, 047, 078
Panasonic – 018, 019, 021, 024, 053,
063
Philco – 001, 007, 027, 052, 065, 081
Philips (Magnavox) – 001, 005, 007,
014, 026, 027, 041, 052, 068, 081
Pilot – 041, 059, 097
Pioneer – 056, 103
Portland – 007, 027
Proscan – 055, 061, 073, 082, 112
Proton – 031, 126, 128
Pulsar – 041
Quasar – 019
Radio Shack – 041
Realistic – 012, 057, 079
RCA – 022, 027, 046, 053, 055, 061,
065, 072, 073, 082
Sampo – 031, 044
Samsung – 007, 016, 020, 031, 044,
119, 129
Sanyo – 002, 010, 028, 104, 133
Scott – 031, 044, 079
Sears – 002, 007, 010, 016, 027, 028,
043, 069
Sharp – 007, 009, 023, 035, 057, 064,
067, 096
Signature 2000 – 007, 044, 058, 062,
067
Sony – 032, 038, 050, 066
Soundesign – 052
Squareview – 006
Supre-Macy – 071
Sylvania – 001, 005, 006, 026, 027,
031, 044, 052, 081, 108
Symphonic – 004, 006
Tatung – 019
Techwood – 027
Teknika – 001, 007, 027, 052, 062,
079
Telerent – 007, 062
TMK – 027, 031
Tera – 127
Toshiba – 016, 029, 043, 069
Totevision – 059
Universal – 027, 070
Vidtech – 027
Wards – 027, 031
White Westinghouse – 058
XR-1000 – 062
Yamaha – 027
York – 031, 044
Zenith – 004, 015, 025, 034, 036
Go Video – 019, 043, 063
GoldStar (LG) – 002, 060
Harman/Kardon – 044
Hitachi – 025, 046, 059, 106, 113
Instant Replay – 008, 017, 034
JC Penney – 005, 008, 017, 028, 034,
044, 046
JCL – 008
JVC – 004, 005, 007, 038, 026, 060,
095, 102
Kenwood – 004, 005, 007, 060, 106
Logik – 042
Lloyd – 025, 106
LXI – 002, 025, 106
Magnavox – 008, 025, 034, 036, 106
Marantz – 005, 008, 036, 044, 060
Marta – 002
Matsui – 094
Memorex – 002, 005, 025, 030, 034,
104, 106, 110
Mitsubishi – 023, 029, 031, 047, 106
Montgomery Ward – 014, 025, 027,
034, 037, 062
MTC – 025, 028, 106
Multitech – 025, 028, 042, 106
NEC – 004, 005, 007, 044, 070, 071
Orion – 022, 049, 065, 066, 067, 068
Panasonic – 008, 013, 034, 099
Pentax – 046
Philco – 008, 034, 036, 106
Philips – 008, 017, 034, 036, 106
Pioneer – 004, 045, 046
Portland – 058
Proscan – 027, 041
Quartz – 005, 009
Quasar – 013, 034
RCA – 001, 008, 016, 017, 027, 028,
037, 041, 046, 106
Realistic – 005, 014, 025, 030, 034,
106
Samsung – 021, 028, 039, 098, 108,
111
Sansai – 042
Sansui – 004, 093
Sanyo – 005, 024, 114
Sayyo – 030
Scott – 003, 006, 031, 042
Sears – 002, 005, 015, 030, 046
Sharp – 014, 056
Shintom – 042
Signature 2000 – 014, 025, 027, 037,
062
Sony – 032, 035, 050
Soundesign – 106
Sylvania – 008, 016, 017, 025, 034,
036, 047, 054, 065, 073, 074, 106
Symphonic – 025, 106
Tandy – 005, 025, 106
Tashiko – 002
Tatung – 007
Teac – 007, 025, 106
Technics – 008
Teknika – 002, 053, 106
Thomas – 106
TMK – 091
Toshiba – 006, 015, 046, 052, 096
Totevision – 002, 028
Unitech – 028
Vector Research – 031, 044
Video Concepts – 044, 106
Wards – 002, 014, 025, 028, 060, 106
LG – 079
Magnavox – 081, 082
Mitsubishi – 083
Panasonic – 084
Pioneer – 084
Samsung – 086
Sharp – 119
Sony – 087
Thomson – 120
Toshiba – 088
Yamaha – 089
Zenith – 089
VCR
Admiral – 014, 056
Adventura – 025
Aiwa – 025, 106
Akai – 011, 021, 051, 092, 098, 103
Audio Dynamics – 007, 044
Bell & Howell – 005, 024
Broksonic – 009, 048, 053, 064
Canon – 008, 034, 105
Citizen – 002, 006, 028, 060
Colortyme – 044
Craig – 028, 030
Curtis Mathes – 008, 013, 034, 044,
060
Daewoo – 006, 010, 012, 057, 058,
112, 114, 116
Daytron – 055, 058
DBX – 007, 044
Dynatech – 025, 106
Emerson – 002, 003, 006, 008, 009,
022, 033, 040, 049, 051, 064, 091,
101, 106, 107, 109
Fisher – 005, 015, 024, 030, 052
Funai – 025, 106
GE – 008, 027, 028, 034, 041
DVD
Denon – 076
GE – 077, 078
Hitachi – 117
JVC – 079
KLH – 118
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LIST OF CODES
REMOTE CONTROL SETUP CODES FOR RC-U49C+ AND RT-U49C-15+
TV
Admiral – 026, 054, 211, 213
Advent – 072, 094, 425, 447
Adventura – 047
Aiwa – 214
Akai – 053
Amark – 023, 215
Amstrad – 157
Anam – 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222,
223
AOC – 053
Apex – 030, 038, 427
Audiovox – 220
Belcor – 073
Bell & Howell – 211, 213
Brocksonic – 165, 167
Brockwood – 073
Candle – 068, 091
Centurion – 095, 107, 108
Citizen – 068, 091, 211, 213, 233
Concerto – 073, 095
Contec – 147
Coronado – 023
Craig – 223
Crown – 023
Curtis Mathes – 016, 054, 107, 108,
211, 213
Daewoo – 051, 068, 073, 095, 158,
159, 189, 191, 194, 196, 197, 198,
200, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209
Daytron – 073, 095, 107, 108
Dell – 448
Dumont – 073
Electro Home – 073, 095
Elektra – 353
Emerson – 016, 023, 053, 064, 103,
139, 158, 159, 164, 165, 166, 167,
168, 169, 392, 400, 401, 402, 408,
415
Envision – 073, 095
Fisher – 355, 356
Funai – 047, 048, 157, 168, 211
Gateway – 426
GE – 015, 018, 042, 044, 049, 054,
055, 068, 073, 090, 095, 101, 102,
103, 389, 390, 396, 403, 406, 407,
092
Gibralta – 023, 048, 053, 068, 073,
090, 095, 107, 108, 233, 360
Goldstar (LG) – 023, 053, 068, 073,
090, 107, 108, 233, 360, 361
Gradiente – 104
Grundig – 233
Go Video – 443
Hall Mark – 073, 095
Hitachi – 023, 068, 095, 096, 097,
098, 099, 100
Inkel – 364
JC Penney – 039, 053, 068, 073, 092,
095, 102, 355
Jensen – 062
JVC – 104, 105, 106, 396, 397, 410
Kawasho – 073, 095
KMC – 023
KTV – 023, 053, 233, 366
Kurazai – 211, 213
Lodgenet – 062
LG (Goldstar) – 023, 053, 068, 073,
090, 107, 108, 233, 360, 361
Logik – 211, 213
Luxman – 068, 073, 095
LXI – 024, 026, 157
Magnavox (Philips) – 023, 068, 071,
072, 073, 089, 090, 091, 092, 093,
094, 134, 385, 387, 397, 404
Majestic – 211, 213
Marantz – 053, 107, 108, 109
Megatron – 215
Memorex – 090, 211, 213, 355, 388,
405
MGA/Mitsubishi – 053, 068, 073, 090,
095, 107, 109, 110, 216, 384, 394,
395, 398, 399, 417, 108
Montgomery Ward – 022, 023, 026,
053, 071, 072, 108, 211, 213
NEC – 028, 068, 090, 108, 200
Net TV – 426
Orion – 019, 159, 160, 161, 162,
163, 382
Panasonic – 042, 043, 044, 045, 046,
429
Philco – 023, 053, 068, 071, 072, 091
Philips (Magnavox) – 023, 068, 071,
072, 073, 089, 090, 091, 092, 093,
094, 134, 385, 387, 397, 404
Pilot – 073, 094, 233
Pioneer – 111, 144, 383
Portland – 023, 068
Proscan – 055, 070
Proton – 090, 371, 372
Pulsar – 073
Quasar – 044
Radio Shack – 073
Realistic – 022, 166, 168
RCA – 042, 052, 053, 054, 055, 069,
070, 416, 068
Sampo – 090, 108
Samsung – 015, 016, 017, 023, 031,
090, 107, 108, 134, 147, 151, 153,
386, 411
Sansui – 423, 424
Sanyo – 353, 355, 356, 376, 377
Scott – 090, 108, 168
Sears – 023, 031, 038, 039, 068, 353,
355, 356
Sharp – 016, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026,
027, 028, 029, 393, 395, 409
Signature 2000 – 023, 026, 108, 211,
213
Sony – 014, 020, 021
Soundesign – 091
Squareview – 157
Supre-Macy – 380
Sylvania – 068, 071, 072, 090, 091,
093, 107, 108, 157, 158, 419, 092
Symphonic – 047, 157
Tatung – 044, 446
Techwood – 068
Teknika – 023, 068, 072, 091, 168,
213
Telerent – 023, 213
TMK – 068, 090
Tera – 381
Toshiba – 030, 031, 038, 039
Totevision – 233
Universal – 068, 102
Vidtech – 068
Viewsonic – 428
Wards – 068, 090
White Westinghouse – 211, 408, 449
XR-1000 – 213
Yamaha – 068
York – 090, 108
Zenith– 047, 048, 049, 050, 051, 391,
405, 406, 434
Go Video – 348, 349, 350
GoldStar (LG) – 247, 331
Harman/Kardon – 291
Hitachi – 078, 132
Instant Replay – 086
JC Penney – 078, 086, 172, 238, 291
JCL – 086
JVC – 120, 128, 243, 247, 250, 253,
238
Kenwood – 120, 132, 238, 243, 247
Logik – 367
Lloyd – 132
LXI – 132, 331
Magnavox (Philips) – 086, 132, 183
Marantz – 086, 172, 183, 238, 247,
291
Marta – 331
Matsui – 368
Memorex – 132, 238, 331, 363, 369,
370
Mitsubishi – 255, 258
MTC – 132, 172
Montgomery Ward – 066, 170, 173, 373
Multitech – 132, 172, 367
NEC – 120, 238, 243, 291, 374, 375
Orion – 322, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330
Panasonic – 112, 117, 430, 086
Pentax – 078
Philco – 086, 132, 183
Philips (Magnavox) – 086, 132, 083
Pioneer – 078, 120, 263
Portland – 345
Proscan – 170, 174
Quartz – 238, 178
Quasar – 112
RCA – 078, 132, 141, 170, 172, 173,
174, 086
Realistic – 066, 132, 238, 363
Samsung – 269, 271, 275, 276, 278
Sansui – 120, 367, 379
Sanyo – 238, 346, 357, 363
Scott – 033, 332, 367
Sears – 035, 078, 238, 331, 363
Sharp – 066, 075
Shintom – 367
Signature 2000 – 066, 170, 173, 373
Sony – 056, 058, 060
Soundesign – 132
Sylvania – 086, 132, 141, 183, 184,
322, 324, 420
Symphonic – 132
Tandy – 132, 238
Tashiko – 331
Tatung – 243
TEAC – 132, 243
Technics – 086
Teknika – 132, 331, 359
Thomas – 132
TMK – 338
Toshiba – 033, 035, 078, 081
Totevision – 172, 331
Unitech – 172
Vector Research – 291
Video Concepts – 132, 291
Wards – 066, 132, 172, 247, 331
XR-1000 – 367
Yamaha – 132, 243, 291, 238
Zenith – 058, 120, 122, 128, 132, 435
VCR
Admiral – 066, 075
Adventura – 025
Aiwa – 132
Akai – 269, 275, 336, 351, 352, 354
Audio Dynamics – 243, 291
Bell & Howell – 357, 238
Broksonic – 333, 337, 358, 359
Canon – 008, 034, 105
Citizen – 033, 172, 247, 331
Colortyme – 091
Craig – 172, 363
Curtis Mathes – 086, 112, 247, 291
Daewoo – 033, 343, 344, 345, 346,
347
Daytron – 345, 365
DBX – 243, 291
Dynatech – 132
Emerson – 033, 086, 132, 326, 327,
331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337,
338, 339, 340, 341, 342
Fisher – 035, 081, 357, 363
Funai – 132
GE – 086, 172, 174, 170
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LIST OF CODES
DVD
Apex Digital – 193, 227
B144 – 146
Denon – 201, 203
DVD-Video – 199
ECA – 156
GE – 150, 152, 156, 172
Goldstar (LG) – 129, 133, 135, 179,
260
Gradiente – 212, 234
Harman Kardon – 256, 259
Hitachi – 149
JVC – 177, 179
Kenwood – 228
KLH – 248, 252
LG (Goldstar) – 129, 133, 135, 179,
260
Magnavox – 138, 143, 146
Marantz – 270
Mintec – 432
Mitsubishi – 181, 185
NAD – 246
Onkyo – 085, 244
Panasonic – 115, 118, 121, 124, 431
Pioneer – 125, 187, 188
Proceed – 236
Samsung – 192, 224, 225
Sharp – 034, 076, 077, 079
Sony – 040, 059, 061, 436
Sylvania – 421
Thomson – 156, 237
Toshiba – 082, 085, 087, 113
Yamaha – 121, 124, 210
Zenith – 129, 133, 135
Kenwood – 131, 176, 274, 289, 299
Krol – 176
Magnavox (Philips) – 037, 084, 119,
296
Mission – 176
Mitsubishi – 245, 249
NAD – 182, 231, 290
Nakamichi – 264, 319
NEC – 235
NSM – 176
Onkyo – 300
Panasonic – 184, 266, 437
Philips (Magnavox) – 037, 084, 119,
296, 433
Pioneer – 116, 127
Quasar – 184
Radio Shack – 186, 190, 266, 279, 289
RCA – 295, 037, 119
Sanyo – 230, 309
SAE – 176
Scott – 186
Sharp – 288, 289
Sony – 067, 292, 293
Soundesign – 148, 242, 311, 320
STS – 318
Sylvania – 084
Teac – 186
Technics – 184, 208, 317
Toshiba – 290
Yamaha – 280
Jensen – 140
JVC – 114, 241
Kenwood – 063, 277, 444
LG (Goldstar) – 036
Luxman – 281
Magnavox – 080
Marantz – 282, 283, 284, 285
NAD – 286
Onkyo – 126, 171, 304
Optimus – 142, 229, 321
Panasonic – 032, 074, 438, 441
Parasound – 323
Philips (Magnavox) – 080
Pioneer – 123, 137, 251, 298
Quasar – 032
Radio Shack – 229, 267
RCA – 439
Realistic – 226, 268
Rotel – 310
Sansui – 283
Sanyo – 195
Scott – 272
Sharp – 294
Sherwood – 229, 267
Sony – 041, 057, 232, 287, 442
Soundesign – 083, 088, 239, 265
SSI – 313
Taekwang – 142
Teac – 314, 316
Technics – 032
Victor – 114, 241
Yamaha – 145, 254, 303
Zenith – 036, 083, 088, 239, 265
CD PLAYER
ADC – 318
Akai – 249, 261
Aiwa – 176
Carver – 176, 155
Crown – 154
Denon – 273
Fisher – 230, 274
Goldstar (LG) – 308
Harman/Kardon – 315
JVC – 297
RECEIVERS/AMPLIFIERS
Adcom – 325
Aiwa – 301
Akai – 142
Bose – 302, 440
Carver – 155, 180
Denon – 262, 307
Everquest – 136
Fisher – 063, 180
Fosgate Audionics – 305
Goldstar (LG) – 036
Harman/Kardon – 130, 257, 305, 306
Hitachi – 240
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HIGH-DEFINITION
SETUP
FOR HD CONTENT, TUNE INTO
CHANNELS 600 AND UP.
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INTRODUCTION
SETUP
Refer to the appropriate section in order to configure your terminal. The settings you choose on your HD terminal
will directly influence the picture quality you obtain. To configure Scientific Atlanta models, follow the instructions
in the Setup Wizard user or HDMI guide. For PACE® models, refer to the instructions on page 57 of this manual.
If you use DVI cables to connect your HD terminal to your TV, no further configuration is normally required.
With this type of connector, the two devices automatically determine the optimal image resolution.
CONNECTORS
Three types of connector are available for HDTV: HDMI, DVI cable (on some models only) and Component
input. You must use one of these connector types to obtain an image when viewing channels broadcast in
high definition. They are recommended for SD content as well, in order to minimize the number of motion
artifacts.
CONVERTING IMAGE FORMATS
One of the golden rules for obtaining optimal image quality is to keep the number of signal conversions to a
minimum. While programs can be broadcast in different formats, depending on the channel, your television displays
them only in its native format. In other words, a program’s format may vary, but your television’s format always
stays the same – which means your television will inevitably have to convert the format of programs broadcast
outside its native format.
Nevertheless, the number of conversions can be kept to a minimum. The format adjustment option on HD terminals
lets you avoid unnecessary conversions. This is why you should know your television’s native format: you can then set
these terminals to the same format as your TV, so it always receives signals without performing an extra conversion.
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SETUP WIZARD
INTRODUCING THE SETUP WIZARD
WHAT IS THE SETUP WIZARD?
The HDTV Setup Wizard is an on-screen program that helps you set up your high-definition terminal to receive
the best picture quality that the HDTV supports.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Before you begin to set up your HD terminal, you may want to have available the user guide that came with
your HDTV for reference.
IS IT NECESSARY TO USE THE SETUP WIZARD?
Yes. Whether you have used the component (Y, Pb and Pr), DVI or HDMI connectors to link your HDTV to the HD
terminal, the Setup Wizard will provide your system with the necessary flexibility to ensure that you obtain the best
picture quality you can get at all times.
Notes:
• The analog Y, Pb, Pr ports become inactive when the
HDTV is connected to the DVI or HDMI port.
• If the HDTV is connected to the DVI or HDMI port
on the back of the set-top and you see this alert
message on the screen, it means that the HDTV
and the set-top are not compatible. If this occurs,
reconnect the set-top to the Y, Pb, Pr ports on the set-top.
PICTURE FORMATS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STANDARD SCREEN AND A WIDE SCREEN?
The type of screen your HDTV has (wide screen or standard screen) determines how the set-top displays programs
on the screen. The picture format for an HDTV is a combination of aspect ratio and screen resolution and is different
for standard-screen and wide-screen HDTVs.
WHAT IS AN ASPECT RATIO?
An aspect ratio is the ratio of the width to the height of the TV screen. The aspect ratios differ because the television
industry manufactures both standard-screen and wide-screen HDTVs to appeal to consumer viewing preferences.
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A standard-screen HDTV
has a 4:3 aspect ratio. The screen is
4 units wide for every 3 units tall.
A wide-screen HDTV is one-third wider
than a standard-screen HDTV. The screen
is 16 units wide for every 9 units tall.
4
16
3
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Screen Resolution:
480p or 480i fill the screen
9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Screen Resolution:
720p or 1080i fill the screen
WHAT IS THE SCREEN RESOLUTION?
The screen resolution indicates the amount of detail that the picture displays. Resolution is identified by the number
of display lines on the screen. The techniques that an HDTV uses to “paint” the picture on the screen are referred
to as progressive and interlaced.
For example, a resolution of 1080i indicates that the screen shows 1080 lines in an interlaced display, and
480p means that the screen shows 480 lines in a progressive display.
Note: The screen resolution (1080i, 480p, etc.) is sometimes referred to as the scan rate. The terms are
interchangeable.
With the progressive method, every pixel
on the screen is refreshed simultaneously.
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The interlaced method involves refreshing pixels in
alternation – first the odd lines and then the even lines.
SETUP WIZARD
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PICTURE FORMAT TO CHOOSE?
The type of screen your HDTV has determines how the set-top displays programs on the screen. The following
examples show how programs will look when the picture format is set to Normal mode (not Stretch or Zoom
modes).
Standard-screen HDTVs
On a wide-screen HDTV,
these picture formats:
Automatically display in this manner:
480p or 480i standard
Full-screen format
720p or 1080i wide
Letterbox format
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Wide-Screen HDTVs
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On a wide-screen HDTV,
these picture formats:
Automatically display in this manner:
480p or 480i standard
Pillarbox format
720p or 1080i wide
Full-screen format
SETUP WIZARD
SETTING UP YOUR HD TERMINAL WITH THE SETUP WIZARD
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO SET UP YOUR HD TERMINAL USING THE SETUP WIZARD,
THERE ARE TWO THINGS YOU NEED TO DO:
• Download the latest information to the set-top. (You only need to do this for the initial setup. After the initial
setup,
programming information is downloaded to the set-top automatically on a regular basis.)
• Prepare the set-top to send picture formats that your HDTV supports.
Download the latest programming information to the set-top
Assuming that you have linked your HDTV to the HD terminal using either the component (Y, Pb, Pr), DVI or HDMI
connectors, complete the following steps to download latest software, programming, and service information to
the set-top. (Be sure you have made a note of which video input port the set-top is connected to on the HDTV.
For example: Video input port 6.)
Note: You only need to do this for the initial setup.
1. Plug the set-top and the TV into an AC power source.
2. Do not turn on the set-top or TV yet.
3. Wait until you see one of the following displays on the front of the set-top:
• Current time
• Four dashes (– – – –)
Important: If the display shows activity on the set-top, it means that the operating system of the
terminal is being updated: this process may take several minutes. When the update is complete, the
front panel displays the current time or four dashes (––––).
4. STOP! Before you turn on the TV or the set-top, you should have read the information in the Picture Formats
section, earlier in this guide.
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Prepare the set-top to send picture formats that your HDTV supports
If your HDTV displays a black screen when you turn it on, the set-top may be sending a picture format that your
HDTV does not support. Prepare the set-top to send all picture formats that your HDTV supports. Later, while
watching TV, you will be able to toggle among the different settings to select the format that provides the best
picture quality for the program you are watching.
Complete these steps to prepare the set-top to deliver programming in the picture format settings that your HDTV
supports.
Important: Before you start, read these instructions carefully. When you get to step 5, you have
20 seconds to begin selecting picture format settings. After 20 seconds, the set-top is no longer in the
Picture Format mode. If this occurs, repeat this process, starting at step 2.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Refer to the user guide that came with your HDTV to find the picture formats that your HDTV supports.
If the set-top is turned off, press the POWER key to turn it on.
On the front of the set-top, press and hold the SELECT button until the message light blinks.
Then, press the VOL– key to indicate that you want to select a picture format setting. The LED display shows
HdSr to indicate that the set-top is in the Picture Format mode for HDTV settings.
5. In the following table, find each of the picture formats that your HDTV supports. Then, press the corresponding
buttons on the front panel of the set-top.
Note: If 1080i is one of the settings that your HDTV supports, we suggest you select it last. Then, when you
turn on the TV to use the Setup Wizard, the picture format will be 1080i.
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To select this
picture format:
Press this button
on the front panel:
The set-top
briefly displays:
And then
briefly displays:
480i
720p
480p
1080i
CH+
VOL–
CH–
VOL+
480i
720p
480p
1080
SEt
SEt
SEt
SEt
SETUP WIZARD
IS THERE MORE THAN ONE SETUP OPTION?
Yes. The Setup Wizard provides two options for selecting your screen type:
• If you choose the Easy option, the Setup Wizard automatically sets up the HDTV to receive programming
in 1080i and 480i formats.
• If you choose the Advanced option, you can toggle through all the picture formats and select the formats that
look best on the HDTV screen.
Note: Use the ,
and
keys on the remote control to navigate through the Setup Wizard menus
and options. You may want to have available the user guide that came with your HDTV for reference.
HOW DO I START THE SETUP WIZARD?
1. Make sure that the set-top
is off and the HDTV is on.
2. Press the GUIDE and INFO keys
at the same time.
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SETUP WIZARD
1. Press
to start the setup.
2. Choose one of the following options:
• To choose the Easy Setup option, press ;
then, go to the Easy Setup Instructions
on page 65.
• To choose the Advanced Setup option,
press ; then go to the Advanced Setup
Instructions, on page 66.
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EASY SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
1. Press
or
you have.
to select the type of TV screen
2. Press POWER to begin watching TV.
Notes:
• If you pressed , the setup is complete.
The TV is set to receive programming in 1080i
and 480i formats.
• If you pressed , proceed to next page.
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ADVANCED SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
1. Press
or
you have.
to select the type of TV screen
2. Press
to see how various formats look on
your TV screen.
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3. Press SELECT to toggle between the Save and
Remove options, or press
to see how the next
format looks on your TV screen.
Important: If you see a black screen, press again
to view the next screen. Do not press SELECT.
The black screen means that your TV does not support
that particular format, so you do not want to select it.
4. After saving the picture formats, press EXIT.
The setup is complete.
5. Press POWER to begin watching TV.
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SETUP WIZARD
CHANGING THE SETTINGS WHILE WATCHING TV
Some channels are high-definition (HD) and some are not. To maximize viewing of non-HD channels, you can toggle
between an HD scan rate (either 1080i or 720p) and a standard-definition scan rate (either 480i or 480p).
HOW DO I CHANGE THE PICTURE SIZE?
Standard-screen HDTV:
maximize viewing on non-HD channels.
Note: HD-channel programs
automatically fill the entire
HDTV 16:9 screen.
1. Press SETTINGS to access the Quick Settings menu.
2. Scroll to Picture Format or Picture Size. (You will see the
Picture Format only if the Set Picture Format is set to Fixed
in the General Settings menu.)
3. Press or to view the options.
4. As you scroll through the options, notice how the picture
on the screen changes.
5. Select the picture size and/or format of your choice.
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Wide-screen HDTV:
maximize viewing of any channel
SETUP WIZARD
HOW CAN I CHANGE HOW THE PICTURE LOOKS ON MY TV?
Press SETTINGS twice to display the General Settings menu.
Then, choose one of the following options:
Fixed — The screen resolution you selected from the Setup Wizard
can be seen in the Quick Settings menu. The screen resolution remains
the same (fixed) until you change it.
Pass-Through — This option provides a built-in convenience factor.
The set-top attempts to convert the signal of an incoming program to
the best picture format for your HDTV screen. However, if you have not
selected all the screen resolutions that are available, the screen resolution
defaults to the best selection available based on the selections you made in the HDTV Setup Wizard.
Upconvert 1 and Upconvert 2 — The operation of these two options is similar to that of the Pass-Through
option. See the Display Formats For Digital Sources table below.
Auto DVI or HDMI — If your HDTV is connected through the DVI or HDMI output, you will see this option
and not the Pass-Through option. Incoming programming is automatically formatted to the scan rate supported
by your HDTV.
DISPLAY FORMATS FOR DIGITAL SOURCES
The following table illustrates the relationship between the format option you chose, the signal the set-top receives,
and how the picture is displayed on the TV screen.
If you chose
this picture format option:
When the set-top
receives this type of signal:
The picture is displayed on
the HDTV screen in this format:
Fixed
All formats
1080i, 720p, 480i, 480p
(Depending on your selections
made in the Setup Wizard and
Quick Settings menu)
Pass-Through
480i
480p
720p
1080i
480i
480p
720p
1080i
Upconvert 1
480i/480p
720p/1080i
480p
1080i
Upconvert 2
480i/480p
720p/1080i
480p
720p
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CLOSED-CAPTIONING
WHAT IS CLOSED-CAPTIONING?
Closed-captioning is text on the TV screen related to the programming being viewed. What you see is an
abbreviated version of the actors’ dialogue and indications of important background sounds. For sporting events,
closed-captioning provides realtime play-by-play descriptions from the announcers. Closed-captioning is provided for
those requiring assistance understanding and enjoying sound.
DOES MY TV SUPPORT CLOSED-CAPTIONING?
Many TVs support closed-captioning through the RF and baseband inputs. When your HDTV-to-set-top connection
is through the YPrPb port or the DVI port, closed-captioning is decoded and displayed by the HD terminal.
WHO PROVIDES CLOSED-CAPTIONING?
Several companies (sources) provide closed-captioning service to television networks and production companies
for standard (analog) and digital programming.
Closed-captioning sources for standard (analog) programming
• Std CC1 is the primary caption service for non-digital programming.
• Std CC2 through Std CC4 are text services that may contain different information, including alternate
languages.
• T1 through T4 are text services that may also provide additional information from the closed-caption provider.
Closed-captioning sources for digital programming
• Digital 1 is the primary caption source.
• Digital 2 is the suggested choice for alternate languages.
• Digital 3 through Digital 6 are undefined at this time.
CHOOSE A CLOSED-CAPTIONING SOURCE
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Press SETTINGS twice to access the General Settings menu.
Scroll to CC: Source.
Press to access the STD (analog) and digital source options.
Scroll through the options and select the recommended sources: Std CC1 and Digital 1.
SETUP WIZARD
CONTROL THE AUDIO VOLUME WHILE CLOSED-CAPTIONING IS TURNED ON OR OFF
1. Press SETTINGS twice to access the General Settings menu.
2. Scroll to Audio:Volume Ctrl. There are two setting options:
• Fixed – The Fixed setting controls the audio volume through the TV and enables you to have
closed-captioning turned on or off while listening to the programming audio.
• Variable – The Variable setting controls the audio volume through the set-top and enables you
to have closed-captioning turned on or off while listening to the programming audio, or you can have
closed-captioning on while the set-top audio is muted.
3. SELECT either the Fixed or Variable setting.
TURN CLOSED-CAPTIONING ON AND OFF
You can turn closed-captioning on and off at any time through the Quick Settings menu.
1. Press SETTINGS to access the Quick Settings menu while watching TV.
2. Turn caption on or off.
3. If you chose the Fixed setting for the audio volume:
A. Scroll to Caption Off/On.
B. Press to access the options.
C. Scroll through the options and press SELECT to set your choice.
4. If you chose the Variable setting for the audio volume:
A. Scroll to Caption Off/On/On with Mute.
B. Press to access the options.
C. Scroll through the options and press SELECT to set your choice.
CHANGE THE LOOK OF CLOSED-CAPTIONING
Depending on the program or caption provider, you may or may not be able to change how the closed-captioning
looks on the TV screen.
1. Press SETTINGS twice to access the General Settings menu.
2. Scroll to CC: Options.
3. Press to access the CAPTION STYLE column.
• If you select the Set by Program option, the style is set by the caption provider for each program,
and you cannot change the settings.
• If you select the Set by Viewer option, you can use the instructions in the remainder of this section
of the guide to change the caption styles.
Note: You may be able to change the appearance of closed-captioning on most HD channels and on some
digital channels using the procedures in this section. Closed-captioning on analog channels and on most digital
channels appears on the screen with white letters on a black background, and the format can not be changed.
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CHANGE THE BACKGROUND SHADING AND COLOUR
The following instructions make the following assumptions:
• You have accessed the General Settings menu by pressing SETTINGS twice.
• The caption style setting in the General Settings menu is Set by Viewer.
Change the background shading
1. Scroll to CC: Background.
2. Press to access the Shading column.
3. Press and to scroll through the options. There are five background shading options:
• Clear — allows video to be seen behind the captions
• Slight — shows both the background and the video behind it
• Solid — hides the video behind the captions
• Flashing — a solid background turning on and off at a rate determined by the caption provider
• Default — the background is determined by the caption provider
4. SELECT your choice.
Change the background colour
1. Scroll to CC: Background.
2. Press to access the Colour column.
3. Press and to scroll through the several colour options.
4. SELECT your choice.
CHANGE THE SHADING AND COLOUR OF THE CHARACTERS
The shading and colour options for the text (characters) is the same as for the background shading and colour.
Change the Character Shading
1. Scroll to CC: Characters.
2. Press to access the Shading column.
3. Press and to scroll through the options.
4. SELECT your choice.
Change the Character Colour
1. Scroll to CC: Characters.
2. Press to access the Colour column.
3. Press and to scroll through the options.
4. SELECT your choice.
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CHANGE STYLE OF THE CHARACTERS
There are eight font styles to choose from, and they are numbered Style 1 through Style 8. The styles may not look
the same on all TVs. Select the different fonts to see how they look on your TV.
Change the text style
1. Scroll to CC: Characters.
2. Press to access the Style column.
3. Press and to scroll through the options.
4. SELECT your choice.
Change the text size
1. Scroll to CC: Options.
2. Press to access the Text Size column.
3. Press and to scroll through the options (Small Text, Medium Text, Large Text, Default).
4. SELECT your choice.
RECORD HD PROGRAMS WITH CLOSED-CAPTIONING
If the program contains closed-caption information, it will be recorded by your VCR. When the tape is played back,
turn on the closed-captioning feature on your TV to view the captions.
Note: An HD program records to your VCR in SD (standard definition) format.
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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS HDTV? WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES IT HAVE OVER STANDARD DIGITAL TV?
HDTV, or high-definition television, is a next-generation standard for digital television that gives you an image
with superior resolution. Standard televisions display approximately 210,000 pixels, compared to over 2 million for
top-end HDTV – a tenfold increase over traditional TV. Plus, HDTV enhances the home theatre experience by allowing
for wider screens with aspect ratios of 16:9. Among other things, this can preserve a film’s original letterbox format.
IF I DON’T HAVE AN HDTV, WILL AN HD TERMINAL GIVE ME A SHARPER IMAGE?
No. Vidéotron’s HD terminals are perfectly back ward with traditional TV, but to take advantage of the higher
resolution offered by HD broadcasts, your television must be physically capable of displaying the necessary number
of pixels – and must be equipped with connectors that can carry this type of signal (Component/DVI/HDMI input).
TECHNICALLY, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HDTV AND TRADITIONAL ANALOG SDTV?
There are several technical differences between standard, NTSC-format television and HDTV. (Technology varies
widely even among HDTVs: CRT, LCD, Plasma, DLP, etc.)
TVs project programs onto their screens in the form of tiny picture elements, or pixels: 480 lines of pixels make
up the picture on a standard analog TV. In comparison, HDTV images use 720 or 1080 lines, which results in
much sharper detail and general picture resolution.
This also lets the image be “painted” in different ways. On an SDTV, the screen is painted using interlaced
scanning, meaning that each of the 30 images appearing on screen each second is made up of two half-images:
one each for the odd and even lines. HDTV can use either interlaced or progressive scanning (the latter changes the
entire image from the first to last line up to 60 times a second).
The two HDTV formats:
720p
1080i
720 lines of horizontal resolution and progressive scan
1080 lines of horizontal resolution and interlaced scan
WHICH IS BETTER, 720P OR 1080I? HOW DO THESE COMPARE WITH DVDS OR THE TRADITIONAL
DIGITAL TERMINAL FORMAT?
Progressive scan provides superior results compared to interlaced scan, the main difference being that interlaced
scan’s alternating lines are more readily visible to the naked eye.
While a 720p image contains fewer pixels than a 1080i image, it also can be refreshed more quickly, making it
the better choice for programs featuring a lot of movement, such as sports broadcasts.
To compare: both SDTV and DVD images use 480 horizontal lines with interlaced scan (480i). So-called progressive
scan DVD players provide images in 480p format, resulting in better picture quality.
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FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT’S THE RESOLUTION ON VIDÉOTRON’S HD CHANNELS?
CAN I CHOOSE THE RESOLUTION OF THE SIGNAL I RECEIVE?
Television stations decide which format a program will be broadcast in – although this doesn’t mean all of a
station’s programs will necessarily be broadcast in the same format.
It’s important to make the distinction between the image resolution you receive from a station, and the format
your television displays it in. For example: if a station broadcasts a program at 480i and you have a 1080i TV,
it will convert the image to a uniform 1080 on-screen lines by filling in the missing pixels. The program’s “real”
resolution, however, stays unchanged at 480i.
CAN I RECORD AN HD PROGRAM USING MY VCR?
Some Vidéotron HD terminals let you record HD programs on your VCR. Of course, the VCR will have to decrease
the resolution in order to record it, so the recording will be in standard format. To preserve image resolution when
recording an HD program, it is suggested you use Vidéotron’s 8010 HD PVR.
I’VE NOTICED SEVERAL CAPTIONING OPTIONS IN MY HD TERMINAL’S GENERAL SETTINGS,
SUCH AS FONT SIZE AND COLOUR. WHY ARE MY CAPTIONS ALWAYS IN BLACK AND WHITE?
Make sure the Captioning Options in your General Settings are set to Personalized. Custom font size and colour are
only available for programs broadcast using the new digital captioning standard, EIA-708B. Programs broadcast
using the old captioning standard, 608, do support captions, but only in black and white. A program’s captioning
standard is decided by the television station.
WHAT DOES AN HDTV’S “NATIVE FORMAT” REFER TO?
As you know, digital television programs can be broadcast in a variety of formats (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, etc.)
– but TVs are designed and built to display images in only one of these formats. This format is the TV’s native
format. This is why HDTVs must be equipped to convert the formats of the programs they receive.
HDTVs are often classified according to their native formats. Today’s models are designed to display images
at either 720p or 1080i. If an LCD TV with a native format of 720p receives a signal from a television station
at 480i, it converts it to its native format: 720p. To do this, it “fills in” the incoming image’s missing pixels,
bringing it up to its display capacity. The resulting image will always be in the same format: your TV’s native format.
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