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Wintal PVR2HD User manual
1. Be sure to read this user manual before operating your PVR.
2. Never open the cover. It is very dangerous to touch the inside of the unit due to
possible electric shock.
3. When not using your PVR for a long time, please pull the power cord from the outlet.
4. Ensure that there is no damage to your power cord.
5. Do not touch the unit with wet hands. If there is liquid flowing into the unit, pull out the
power cord immediately because it may cause fire or electric shock.
6. Place the unit in a well ventilated environment.
7. Install the unit horizontally. Unbalanced installation may cause damage to the unit.
8. When the unit is suddenly moved to a hot area from a cold area, it may cause problems.
In that case, turn off the power, and turn on after 1-2 hours.
9. Install the unit in a place with: good ventilation, suitable temperature, away from direct
sunlight, and low humidity.
10. Do not put heavy objects on the unit.
Instruction Markings:
This symbol indicates there is a dangerous voltage within the PVR, which may have sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock if not handled correctly. To avoid the risk of
electric shock, do not open the housing at any time.
Danger Symbol
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of dangerous voltage in the unit.
Warning Symbol
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operation and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the manual
accompanying the unit.
Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS����������������������������������������������������������������3
Instruction Markings:��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������3
GENERAL INFORMATION���������������������������������������������������������������������������������6
1. Preface����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6
2. Main Features����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6
3. Accessories��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
4. General Operation�������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
1. Front Panel��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8
2. Rear Panel����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8
3. Remote Control Unit���������������������������������������������������������������������������9
The Learning Key�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
7.2 MUTE�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
7.3 TeleText���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������27
7.4 Information���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������27
7.5 EPG and EPG Schedule����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������27
7.6 [FAV] Recall favourite channel��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28
7.7 [HDD] File List����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28
7.8 PVR ASSIST��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28
7.9 Time shift������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 29
7.10 REC������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 29
7.11 File playback����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
7.12 Bookmark����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������31
TROUBLE SHOOTING�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������34
WARRANTY INFORMATION���������������������������������������������������������������������������35
4. Connection Diagram�������������������������������������������������������������������������11
A. Using HDMI Cable�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
B. USING COMPONENT (RGB) LEAD������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
C. Using RCA Cable��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
1. Installation�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14
1.1 Auto Search���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14
1.2 Manual Search��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
1.3 Channel Edit������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
1.4 Factory Default���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������16
2. Program Guide������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 17
3. Program Manage������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
3.1 Program Edit�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������17
3.2 Favourite Edit����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
4. Program Select�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
5. PVR���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
5.1 Record File Edit���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
5.3 PVR Setting��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
5.4 Recording Info ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24
5.5 HDD Format��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24
6. System Setting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������25
6.1 Common Set������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 25
6.3 Audio Set������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 25
6.4 Time Zone Adjust������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
6.5 System Information��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
7. Shortcut Key Explanations���������������������������������������������������������������26
7.1 Audio�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
1. Preface
Congratulations on your purchase of the Wintal PVR2HD.
Your HD PVR is equipped with the latest technology and design; it can decode high and
standard definition digital TV programs, and can also record and playback terrestrial digital
broadcasts. You can view a variety of programs provided through terrestrial transmission.
Simply pressing the power button on your remote control will provide you with crystal clear
picture and DVD quality sound.
Throughout this manual you will notice that operating your HD PVR is easy.
In case you experience any difficulties using this product, please consult the relevant section of
the manual for assistance.
2. Main Features
• MPEG-2 HD/SD decoding (MP@HL/ML)
• Fully DVB-T & MPEG-2 compliant
• Down-mixes 5.1 AC3 to two channels encoded with Dolby Prologic Surround, also Support
PCM digital audio output (Bitstream)
• 5000 Editable Channels
• Auto or Manual installation
• Electronic Program Guide and Information Plate (EPG)
• RF modulator for TV standard (PAL B/G, NTSC)
• Digital Audio Output S/P DIF
• Signal level & quality indicator
• Composite video output
• Software upgradeable via RS-232 serial port
• Auto PAL/ NTSC conversion
• Standby with low power consumption
• Clock adjustment
• Excellent Performance
• Fast Channel Change
• Conversion between SD programs and HD programs
• YPbPr Output: supporting 1080i
• HDMI output: supporting 1080i
• Digital Reception covers through VHF & UHF band
• Wide screen 16:9 and normal 4:3 Aspect Ratio
• Bandwidth of 6MHz & 7MHz & 8MHz Supported
• TeleText / Bitmap subtitle, compliant with ETSI/EN300 472
• S/P DIF (Digital Audio or Dolby AC3 Stream out)
• RTC (Real Time Clock) Timer
• 65536 Colour Graphic
• 8 Favourite Channel List
• Channel Editing Capability (Move, Delete, complied Lock and etc.)
• PVR Functions and Twin Tuner Function
• Time shift (buffering): 1 Hours
Recording Time: 120hrs SD/ 75 hours HD
Variable Forward Play Speed: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
Variable Reverse Play Speed: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8
Fast Schedule: Support Once/Daily/Weekly mode
Chase Play
Region Selection for Replay
Variable Combination of Watching and Recording Simultaneously
Live Watching or Recording + Live Watching or Recording or HDD Playback
Grouping for Cascade Playing
Assist Key to make operate more convenient
3. Accessories
Please check the following accessories are enclosed
• 1 x User Manual
• 1 x Remote Control Unit
• 1 x AV lead
• 2 x AAA Batteries
• 1 x RF Male to RF Female Cross Cable
If any of the accessories listed above are missing, please contact the dealer where this product
was initially purchased.
4. General Operation
Throughout this manual you will notice that the everyday operation of your Wintal PVR2HD
is based on a series of user friendly on screen display and menus. These menus will help you
get the most from your PVR, guiding you through installation, channel organizing, viewing and
many other functions.
All functions can be carried out using the buttons on the RCU (Remote Control Unit), and some
of the functions can also be carried out using the buttons on the front panel.
Should you experience any difficulties with the operation of your unit, please consult the
relevant section of this manual, including “Problem Shooting”, or alternatively call your dealer
or a customer service adviser.
3. Remote Control Unit
1. Front Panel
CH+/ CH-
Switch between operation and standby modes
Change channel
2. Rear Panel
From left to right:
Connect to terrestrial antenna
Connect to terrestrial antenna
RF Loop through output to 2nd receiver
RF Loop through output to 2nd receiver
HDMI video output [Supports high definition output]
Connect to amplifier for digital audio output
Serial port used for software upgrade
Component video output [Supports high definition output]
Right audio output
Left audio output
Composite video output
Power supply
Main power switch
Press to switch between Operation and Standby modes
Press to temporarily cut off the sound
Press to switch the audio channel among the
Left, Right and Stereo modes
Press to enter required numbers in the input
box or select a channel to watch
Press to enter the teletext window
Used to turn Closed Caption subtitles on or
Returns to previous program.
Press to show information of the current
Move cursor up/down/left/right, Page up/
down, Volume +/Press to execute the selected item in the
menu, or to confirm the desired value in input
Press to display the Main Menu on the screen
Press to display EPG (Electronic Program
Guide) menu
Press to display the FAV list
Press to return to the previous menu or
escape from the item
PVR functions:
Press to display the Recorded Program List.
Press to display the PVR Assist window.
Change file playback position (backward).
Set the bookmark in playback progress bar.
Press to jump to the next bookmark in
playback progress bar.
Change file playback position (Forward).
Return to Normal Speed Playback from FF/FR/
Slow/Paused mode.
Pause from live video or playback, and step
when playback in Paused mode.
Stop playback when playback or stop
recording when recording.
Record current service or set stop recording
time when recording.
Fast rewind
Fast forward
Press to slow at 1/2, 1/4, speed
Shortcut to schedule recording
The Learning Key
Your PVR remote has four learning keys plus a self-coding function. The keys can be used for
the STB remote to function as any of the four keys on your TV remote.
The recommended keys to use are “TV POWER”, the two grey keys below “TV POWER” ”TV/
AV”, and “SET”. The identification of ”TV/AV” key varies with the TV type. For example,
identifying AV INPUT 1 2 3, etc.
You do not need to use your TV remote when watching the digital TV program and services
once your PVR remote has been set up to turn on your TV and change to the correct AV
Instructions to use the STB RCU learning keys:
1. Press and hold the “SET” key on your remote for three seconds, indicator light will keep on;
2. Aim your TV remote to the “receiving window” on the back of your PVR remote while
pressing the key you want it to learn (eg. the Power button on your TV remote).
3. The indicator light of the STB RCU flashes three times, and it indicates that the STB RCU has
received the signal from your TV remote;
4. And press corresponding learning key on “TV key” window of your PVR remote again (such
as the TV power key), the indicator light will flash three times. This indicates that the key
has been learnt successfully and is ready to use.
5. When pressing keys on the “TV key” section on your PVR remote, the indicator light will
flash. This indicates that your PVR remote is sending control signals to your TV. It is the
same as the VOL+, VOL- and TV/AV keys.
4. Connection Diagram
There are various ways to connect your PVR to your TV.
The recommended options to obtain high definition picture is via HDMI, followed by
Component (YPbPr).
Important: To make use of the twin tuner functionality built-in to your PVR, you must ensure
that you connect the supplied RF crossover lead from Loop Out 1 to Ant in 2.
A. Using HDMI Cable
HDMI is the recommended connection for your PVR (if you have a TV with an HDMI input). An
HDMI connection will allow you to transmit 1080i digital video and digital audio signals using a
single lead.
• Connect the antenna to ANT IN of the STB
• Connect one end of your HDMI lead to the PVR and the other end to the HDMI port on
your TV.
1. When watching TV pressing the “INFO” key on your remote will bring up the information of
the current and next program, such as name, starting time and ending time. This message
will disappear automatically after several seconds.
2. The description information of the current channel will be displayed on the screen for
several seconds by pressing the “INFO” button again.
• Connect the antenna to ANT IN of the STB.
• Connect to TV as shown.
C. Using RCA Cable
• Connect the antenna to ANT IN of the STB
• Connect to TV by using the supplied AV lead as shown:
Pressing the MENU key when there is no other dialogue window open, will display the main
The main menu consists of five menu items as shown below.
1. Installation
2. Program Guide
3. Program Manage
4. Program Select
5. PVR
6. System Setting
Use the ▲▼ keys to move up or down from one item to another. Press the OK key on your
remote to enter the selected sub-menu.
To exit the menu system at anytime, press EXIT on your remote.
Note: When in sub-menus, pressing the EXIT key will take you back one-step through the submenus. To completely exit from the menu, keep pressing the EXIT key on your remote.
1. Installation
For beginners the Auto Search feature is the best choice. First use the ▲▼ keys to select Auto
Search from the Installation menu. Then press OK to enter the Auto Search sub-menu. The
System will automatically search programs under Channel Edit. Once the search is complete,
the newly found programs will be added to the TV program list and your PVR will automatically
display the first found channel.
During the search process you may press the EXIT key to stop or press the OK key to skip. Press
the EXIT key again to exit from this window.
1.2 Manual Search
You can set parameters in Manual Search window if you are familiar with relevant parameters
(such as specific transmission frequencies for specific channels). In this mode, only one channel,
whose necessary parameters are set in Manual Search window by hand, can be searched.
Channel No.: Press the ◄► keys to select proper option among the Channel List that you can
edit in the Channel Edit window.
Frequency: The value varies with what you have selected in Channel No.
Bandwidth: Press the ◄► keys to choose 6M, 7M or 8M.
At the bottom of this window, there are two dynamic colour bars reflecting the signal’s quality
and strength. You can check whether you have set your antenna well by these two bars.
After modifying, press the OK key to start searching. If the search is completed successfully
your PVR will turn to view the first searched program automatically. During the whole process,
you can press EXIT key at any time to exit.
1.3 Channel Edit
The Installation menu allows two ways to search for programs: Auto Search and Manual
1.1 Auto Search
Select Channel Edit item in the Installation menu and press the OK key. The Channel Edit
window will be displayed on the screen. From here, new channels can be added and the
existing ones can be edited or deleted.
You can use the colour keys on your remote to execute the corresponding command shown at
the bottom of this window.
Add (Red key)
Delete (Green key)
Modify (Yellow key)
NOTE: After restoring default, all programs you have searched will be erased and all parameters
will return to the factory default. Please use this operation with care.
2. Program Guide
After pressing red key on your remote, the Add Channel window, where you can set necessary
parameters of the new channel, will be displayed on the screen.
Frequency: You can input values referring to above by using the number keys on your remote.
Bandwidth: Press the ◄► keys to choice 6M, 7M or 8M.
After setting all the parameters, press the OK key to confirm and exit from the Add Channel
window. In Channel Edit window, you can find that the new channel has been added to the end
of the list.
This command allows you to delete one or more unwanted channels. Select the channel you
want to delete and press the green key on your remote.
Note: After you choose to delete the channel (by pressing the green key), the system won’t ask
you to confirm your deletion. So please make sure before you delete the channel.
Select the channel you want to edit first and then press the yellow key to display the “Modify
Channel” window. The operations are the same as “Add”.
1.4 Factory Default
In Installation menu, move the selection to Factory Default and press the OK key, a warning
message box will be displayed on the screen, press OK key to confirm your selection.
NOTE: Pressing the EPG key on your remote will also enter the Program Guide window directly.
The left hand of this screen displays the available channels. You can see a preview of the
channel and the EPG information on the right hand side.
Press the “Recall” key to switch between several days of EPG for that channel.
Press the FAV key to change the group.
Press the Green colour key to enter into the program schedule window.
Press the EXIT key to return to main menu.
Note: EPG information is entirely based on what the broadcaster chooses to broadcast. And
may not necessarily be accurate.
3. Program Manage
3.1 Program Edit
Through this window, you can edit programs according to your requirements. The three colour
keys on your remote have the following functions.
Delete (Red key) | Move (Green key) | Rename (Blue key)
Delete allows you to delete one or more unwanted programs permanently. First select the
program you want to delete and press the red key on your remote.
You can continue to select other unnecessary programs and mark them (shown with a red
cross) and finally press OK key to delete all of them from the list.
Only one program item can be moved up or down each time. Press the ▲▼ keys to select the
program you want to move and press the green key on your remote. An Up-Down-Pointed
arrow will be displayed right of the selected program. You can press the ▲▼ keys to move this
program to where you want. Press the green key again to confirm the new location.
Use the ▲▼ keys to select the program you want to rename, press the blue key on your
remote, and a on screen keypad will pop up where you can rename the program name.
In this keypad window, select your required character by using direction keys on your remote
and press OK key.
The selected character will be shown in the title bar at the top of this keypad window. To
switch between capital and lowercase letters, please select Caps On command and press the
OK key on your remote. The Back command allows you to erase the unwanted character in the
title bar. Move cursor to the OK command and press the OK key on your remote. The keypad
will disappear and the new name will be shown in the program name column. You can define
several program names in the same way.
3.2 Favourite Edit
This window includes the three columns of FAV, Selected, and Programs. While there are no
prepared favourite groups in FAV column, you can define and modify favourite groups name by
using the corresponding colour keys on your remote. Additionally, you can add programs to any
favourite group.
The ◄► keys are used to switch among the three columns, and the ▲▼ keys are used to
select items in each column. Notice that what will be shown in the Selected and Programs
column varies with the favourite group that you have selected in the FAV column.
How to define a favourite group
Press the Red key on your remote, and a on screen keypad will pop up where you can define a
favourite group name.
In this keypad window, select your required character by using the direction keys on your
remote and press OK key.
Then the selected character will be shown in the title bar at the top of this keypad window. To
switch between capital and lowercase letters, please select Caps On command and press the
OK key on your remote. The Back command allows you to erase the unwanted character in the
title bar. Move cursor to the OK command and press the OK key on your remote. The keypad
will disappear and the new name will be shown in the fav column. You can define several
favourite groups in the same way.
How to modify a favourite group
In the FAV column, use the ▲▼ keys to select one that you want to modify and press the
yellow key. Once the on screen keyboard pops up refer to the above instructions to make your
How to delete a favourite group
In the FAV column, the selected favourite group will be deleted from the list after the green
colour key on your remote is pressed.
Note: After you choose to delete the group (by pressing the green key), the system won’t ask
you to confirm your deletion. So please make sure before you delete the group.
How to add programs into a favourite group
Select one favourite group (for example Sports favourite group that you have just defined) in
the FAV column, and then move the cursor to the Programs column. In the Programs column,
select programs that have a relation with Sports and press OK key, and then those programs
will be added into Sports favourite group and shown in the selected column.
If you want to deselect one program in Sport favourite group, move cursor to program that you
want to delete from selected column and press the OK key, and then this designated program
will disappear in selected column.
4. Program Select
In the Main Menu, use the ▲▼ keys to select the Program List item, and press the OK key to
enter into the Program List menu. From here, the default mode is “TV” mode.
In program list, the ◄► keys are used to select the desired program and pressing the OK key
allows you to view the selected program.
For example, let’s say you set up 2 favourite Groups:
1. All HD channels 2. All SD channels
To watch only the selected favourite channels (see section: Favourite Edit), you can use the left
and right arrow buttons to select how the program list is displayed. You can choose between
show ALL, or only HD or SD groups (which you created earlier).
Rename: Press the Yellow key to display the on screen keyboard. You can edit the file name
using the arrow keys on your remote
Lock: Press the Blue key on the selected file name. This feature will prevent you from
accidentally deleting the selected recording.
Say you choose HD favourite group, you will see the Channels you added into this favourite
group. If you highlight one of these channels and pressed OK, the PVR2HD will go back to
normal viewing mode, but each time you change channel, you will only cycle through channels
within your HD favourite group. To get back to all channels, simply press OK button and get the
program list back up, and use the Left and Right arrow keys to change the Program list choice
back to ALL.
5. PVR
5.1 Record File Edit
You can edit recorded channels in this menu.
GroupManager: The Group Manager allows you to make groups of your recordings for easy
location. Press the Green key to create a new group list. You can press the OK key to add a
recorded file to the group. Red key cancels an existing group and the Yellow Key modifies its
Delete: Select a recorded file you want to delete, and press the Red key.
5.2 Schedule
Select the Schedule menu item and enter it by pressing the OK key. The Schedule Programs list
window will be shown.
Schedule mode: Once / Daily / Weekly.
Once: The task will activate only on the selected date and time.
To add a new Scheduled task, press the Green key on your remote.
To delete existing scheduled tasks: press the Red key to delete an individual task, or press the
Blue key to delete all the existing tasks. You will have to confirm your decision once you press
Press the EXIT or MENU keys to exit.
Daily: The task will be activated every day on the selected start and end times.
5.2.1 Adding Scheduled Tasks
Channel Name: Select the desired channel you wish to record or have your PVR2HD start
In Add Schedule, there are parameters below to be set.
Schedule Type: Rec or Play
You can either have the PVR2HD start recording, or automatically switch a selected channel at a
desired time.
Schedule Start Time: Input wanted time by using the number keys on your remote, or press OK
to enter the sub-menu to set the date and time (The FAV key on your remote is used to switch
between date and time)
Schedule End Time (hh:mm): Input wanted time to stop recording, or playback using the
number keys on your remote.
Weekly: The task will be activated every week on the selected day(s)
When you choose the “Weekly” mode and press the OK key on your remote, you will see the
option to choose the week day/s, select the days you want and press the OK key to back.
5.3 PVR Setting
Schedule start time offset: Schedule record or play to start earlier or later. This is to
compensate for programs that have an earlier or later than advertised start time.
Schedule stop time offset: Schedule record or play to stop earlier or later.
Remind before schedule start: Remind you before schedule is going to start.
Divide Record By EPG Event: Select on or off.
If set to On, recordings will be broken up to individual entries based on the program name
transmitted via the EPG.
PVR Icon Time Out: Select the time that the PVR icon is displayed on the screen by using the
◄► keys.
Default Recording Duration: the default duration for manual record (when you press the REC
button on the remote during an ongoing program).
Time shift Start Mode:
The available options are: Never, Always and Pause key. Changing this setting comes into effect
after playing a new service (ie. changing channels).
Always: Timeshift, when set to Always ensures that the PVR2HD is always recording in the
background. This will allow you to pause, and rewind live TV, as the PVR2HD buffer will have a
certain amount of pre-recorded content.
Pause key: If this option is selected, Timeshift will only begin when you press the Pause key on
your remote. This is useful when you need to answer a phone call or the door while watching a
TV, so that you can resume watching from where you left.
6. System Setting
In the Main Menu, use the ▲▼ keys to select the System Setting menu item, and press the OK
key to enter. This menu consists of five items. You can access the sub-menus by highlighting
your selection and pressing the OK key.
6.1 Common Set
Never: Will disable the time shift feature.
5.4 Recording Info
When there is a recording, you can see the light down left on the front panel blinking. And
you can enter the Recording info. If there are no recordings currently in place, there will be a
message warning you that there are currently no recordings.
When there is a recording happening and you press the Info button on your remote the
recording info box will tell you the recording information as follows:
Index: R1 or R2
Mode: Quick or Schedule
Channel Name
File Name: you can change the name by pressing OK key.
Valid Record Time: the real recording time
Past Time:
Duration: Showing you how long there is left till the recording stops.
Transparency: This effects the transparency of the closed captions. The value is from 0 to 30%.
Banner Time: Determines the display time of info boxes before they disappear.
After making your selections, press the OK or EXIT key to save and exit.
6.2 Video Set
5.5 HDD Format
Screen Type: 4:3 or 16:9
Aspect Ratio: Full Screen / Letterbox / Pan Scan
Resolve: AUTO / 1080I / 576P / 720P
6.3 Audio Set
Please be extra careful when using this feature as it will completely erase your hard drive and
you will lose any previously recorded content. For security purposes you will be asked to enter
the password to confirm your decision (Default password is: 0000).
Audio Channel Mode: Stereo / left / right
Decoder: MPEG or AC3
6.4 Time Zone Adjust
be displayed on the up-right corner of your TV screen. Volume can be restored by pressing the
MUTE key again.
7.3 TeleText
You can press the CC key on your remote to enter the TeleText or Closed Caption windows. This
feature will only become active if the channel broadcast contains Teletext or Closed Captions.
To exit TeleText, press the EXIT key. To exit Closed Captions press the CC key again on your
This screen allows you to adjust the time zone settings to suit your location. Press the ▲▼ keys
to change between states and use the ◄► keys to select between “Daylight Saving On” and
“Daylight Saving Off” for daylight saving settings.
Press OK or EXIT key to save and exit.
6.5 System Information
The system information screen displays general and version information relating to your
hardware and software.
7.4 Information
When watching a channel, pressing the INFO key button will display a simple EPG dialogue box
that includes current and next program information.
Note: The duration of info windows on your PVR2HD can be adjusted to be longer or shorter.
Refer to 6.1 Common Set > Banner Time.
An SD or HD icon will also display at top-right corner of this window that will show you whether
you are watching a SD or HD channel.
7. Shortcut Key Explanations
Your PVR2HD remote comes with dedicated keys to make accessing certain features on your
PVR easily accessible. Refer to the following section:
7.1 Audio
Press Audio key to display the Audio Selection window.
Press the ◄► keys to switch among Left, Right, Stereo, and mix. Select the best audio channel
output for the current program.
Pressing the INFO key again on this screen will pop up a bigger window showing more details
about the current program. By pressing the INFO key again on your remote you can continue
reading the next program information. Press INFO key once again to return to the initial view
During the whole operation, press the EXIT key to exit from this window at any time.
7.5 EPG and EPG Schedule
For more information on EPG, see 2. Program Guide.
NOTE: The available selections in the audio language dialogue window depend on the channel
broadcast. If the service provides several audio languages, use keys to select appropriate
language and press the OK key to confirm.
7.2 MUTE
Press the MUTE key on your PVR2HD button to cut off the sound completely; a MUTE icon will
To schedule recordings from the EPG window:
When you select a particular program in the EPG window and press the OK key on your remote,
you can enter the EPG Schedule window. This will allow you to assign Recording or Playback
tasks based on the selected program– see 5.2.1 Adding Scheduled Tasks for information on
each option.
When you are done with setting up your options, press the OK key on your remote to save your
changes, or press the EXIT key to exit without saving.
If you schedule a recording via this method, you will notice a timer icon next to the selected
program, indicating it is scheduled to record (or play).
7.6 [FAV] Recall favourite channel
Press the FAV key to recall a stored favourite channel.
Favourite channels are programmed and stored in the Program list menu.
See 3.2 Favourite Edit for more information on setting up favourites.
7.7 [HDD] File List
Press the HDD key on your PVR2HD remote to view a list of all the recordings available on your
You can see the used percentage of hard disk space on the bottom left corner of this screen.
7.9 Time shift
7.9.1 Start Time shift
When Time shift Start Mode is Always, you can press the Red, Blue Key or Pause Key to start it.
When the mode is Pause, you can only start it by pressing Pause Key.
You can’t start time shift when the mode is never.
You can change the TimeShift mode in PVR Settings– see 5.3 PVR Settings.
7.9.2 Change time shift speed
After pressing the REW, FF, Slow or Pause keys to change time shift speed, a speed icon will be
displayed on the upper left corner of the screen.
7.9.3 Change time shift playing position
Press the Red or Blue keys to display time shift process bar. You can change the time shift
playing position.
7.9.4 Stop time shift
Method 1: Press the Stop key to stop time shift and return back to watching the live broadcast.
Method 2: If you switch channels, the time shift buffer for the previous channel will be replaced
by the new channel.
Pressing the ◄► keys to change view between group list and file list.
When File list is on focus, its program name, start time and duration will be displayed, and you
can operate as follows:
Press INFO key to see the information of this file, when there is no information, it will display
“this file has no description.” Press the INFO key again to remove this window.
Press the OK key to playback this file.
7.10 REC
7.10.1 Start record
Press the RECORD key to start recording. A record icon is displayed on the top left part of the
screen and the recording light on the front panel of your PVR2HD will start flashing to indicate a
recording is in progress.
The record icon displays recording number, duration and recording name. Recording name is in
the form of Channel Name-Event Name.
7.10.2 Change recording information
See 5.4 Recording Info for more information on this feature.
7.10.3 EPG record and Common scheduled record
If scheduled EPG or scheduled REC is reached, a new record can also be started. For more
information, refer to Scheduled list.
The PVR Assist feature is a convenient function that will display all the PVR operation according
to the current situation. Press OK key to start a on-screen tutorial from the available list.
7.10.4 Recording file information
If current recording service has EPG information, recorded file is partitioned automatically
according EPG items. Recorded file name is program name, file duration is program duration
and file description is program description. If current recording service has no EPG information,
recorded file name is channel name and it will not be partitioned.
7.10.5 Stop record
Press the STOP key to stop recording. You will be asked to confirm.
7.11 File playback
7.11.1 Change file playback speed
Press the REW, FF, SLOW keys to change file playback speed, a speed icon is displayed in the top
left of the screen.
3. Specify your start position with the GREEN key, and your end position with the YELLOW key.
Finally, press the OK key to confirm.
4. Select the OK button to cut or the CANCEL button to cancel the operation.
7.11.2 Change file playback position
Press the Play, Red or Blue keys to display playback progress bar. You can press the Red or Blue
keys to change file playback position.
7.11.3 Display playing file information
Press the INFO key to pop up a bar to show information on the current playback.
7.11.4 Jump file playback time
In the playback progress bar, you can press the number keys on your remote to input a time,
then press the OK key or wait for a while, playback will skip to your selected time (if time setting
is valid).
7.11.5 Cut out and Save Selected Region
7.12 Bookmark
The bookmark function allows you to quickly jump to specified positions in your recording with
the press of a button. Follow the instructions below:
Follow the instructions below to cut out certain sections of your recording.
7.12.1 Add a bookmark
1. Start playback of a recording.
To add a bookmark, press the GREEN key at the position you want to add it into the playback
progress bar. You can bookmark a maximum 20 positions per recording.
2. Press the Play, Red, or Blue button on your remote to display the Playback progress bar; press
the OK key twice which will bring up the following prompt: “Please add a start or an end mark
position, then confirm to cut!”.
7.12.2 Go to a bookmark
Press the YELLOW key to jump to the next bookmark in the playback progress bar. The file will
start playing from the bookmarked position.
7.12.3 Delete a bookmark
To remove a bookmark, you should jump to the bookmarked position by pressing the YELLOW
key and then press the GREEN key to delete the bookmark.
2 Input Connector
F-type, IEC 169-2
Signal Level Input
-20 ~ +20 dBm
6 ~ 8 MHz Auto Software Setting
Input Impedance
75 Ohms
Carrier Mode
2K / 8K
FEC Code Rate
Fully DVB-T MPEG-2 Compliant
Constellation Auto
(QPSK,16 and 64 QAM)
Guard Interval Modes
1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4
Transport Stream
4 Digits LED Display
Channel Number Display
8 Keys
Standby, Menu, Select, Exit, Channel , VOL
Rear Panel
IF Input
F-type Connector
IF Loop Through Output
F-type Connector
TV output
YPbPr/CVBS, Audio L/R
HDMI output
Digital Audio Out Modulator
S/P DIF or AC-3 Optical
RS232 Serial Port
9 Pin D-sub Type
Remote Control
Infra-red (Carrier Freq: 38 KHZ)
ISO13818-1, 2 * MPEG-2, MP@ML
2×1.5V AAA Type
Fully DVB-T MPEG-2 Compliant
Record Stream
@ 4Mbps Stream
Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9 Letter Box
Video Resolution
1920*1080i MAX
Audio Decoding
MPEG layer I and II
Audio Mode
Single / Dual Channel, Stereo, Joint Stereo
Audio sampling frequency
32, 44.1, 48KHz
Mpeg transport stream & A/V decoding
320GB, Recording up to 120 hours (@4Mbps)
SD, 75hrs for HD
Microprocessor & Memories
Main Processor
CPU Clock
200 MIPS
Flash Memory
8 Mbyte
32 Mbyte*4
Data Port
9 Pin D-Sub type
RS232 asynchronous
Data Rate
Max. 19.2 kbps
RF Modulator
IEC 169-2, Male / Female
47 MHz to 862 MHz
TV Standard
LNB power supply
13V/18/OFF, Imax=400mA
Front Panel
The table below covers some of the more common reasons for abnormal PVR function.
Likely Causes
Can’t record 2 channels
The RF Cross over lead is not
Connect the supplied Cross
over lead from RF Loopout 2
to ANT In 1.
Front LED’s do not light
AC power cord disconnected
Connect power cord properly
to the power socket
No picture or sound
Connection of Video or
Audio to input terminals is
Check your choice of AV or RF
is right. Check each AV lead
at each end.
Antenna cables incorrectly
Check the RF path from
antenna through both tuners
to modulator and RF OUT
Antenna not delivering clear
Check cable connections, or
adjust the antenna
No signal or weak signal
Call an antenna specialist
from local paper or similar.
Wrong Channel Information
in menu
Type values again carefully
Black and white screen or
Your TV or PVR picture mode
does not match broadcast
Check that screen shape best
matches your screen and PAL
B/G is selected.
Your remote Control Unit is
not working
Battery exhausted
Replace remote batteries
with new ones
Fluorescent light interfering
with remote control signals
Switch light Off
Remote control is incorrectly
Point front of RCU carefully
towards PVR.
Distorted Menu Screen
Brightness or Contrast level
of TV set too high
Adjust Brightness and
Contrast to lower levels
Not working
Processor stopped
Remove the power cord or
switch AC OFF and ON
this product is warranted for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Subject to the conditions of this warranty, the Customer Care Centre will perform
necessary service on the product without charge for parts, or labour if, in the
opinion of the manufacturer/ manufacturer’s agent, the product is found to be
faulty within the warranty period.
This warranty only applies if the product has been installed and used in accordance
with the manufacturer’s recommendations (as noted in the operating instructions)
under normal use and reasonable care. The warranty covers normal domestic use
only and does not cover damage, malfunction or failure resulting from use of
incorrect voltage, accident, misuse, neglect, build-up of dirt or dust, abuse, misadjustment of customer controls, mains supply problems, thunderstorm activity,
infestation by insects or vermin, tampering or repair by unauthorised persons
(including unauthorised alterations), exposure to abnormally corrosive conditions
or any foreign object or matter having entered the product.
If warranty service is required you should:
■ Telephone the Customer Care Centre on 1300 662 946
■ Provide a copy of your purchase receipt that shows retailers identity and
date of purchase.
■ Send or bring the product to your Customer Care Centre.
Please note that freight to and/or from your Customer Care Centre
must be arranged by you.
The warranties hereby conferred do not extend to any costs associated with the
delivery, handling, freighting or transportation of the product or any part thereof
or replacement of and do not extend to any damage or loss occurring during, or
associated with transit.
1300 662 946
Customer Care Centre
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