Arkwest Digital Video User`s guide

Arkwest Digital Video User`s guide
Digital Video Users Guide
THE FUTURE
NOW SHOWING
THE FUTURE
NOW
SHOWING
exclusively on DIGITAL TV
Digital TV is TV different than anything you have seen before. It isn’t
cable…it’s better. Digital TV offers more channels, more features
and more choices. Watch what you want – sports, movies, news,
cartoons, drama, comedies – anything you can imagine is there.
Watch when you want – with features like auto tune, video on
demand and digital video recording. Watch how you want – DVD
quality video and sound. So sit back, relax and enjoy the future.
Digital TV User’s Guide Copyright © 2005 MS Communications. IPG screen images Copyright ©
2005 Minerva Networks, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved. All other images copyright
and/or trademark of their respective owner(s). Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
This material may not be duplicated, in whole or in part, by any means, without the express written
consent of MS Communications, Ringgold GA 30736 USA.
Table of Contents
Remote Control
Remote Control Layout
Remote Control Basics
page 1
page 2
How To Use This Book
Layout
Color-codes and Icons
page 4
page 4
The InfoBar
InfoBar Layout
Introducing The InfoBar
Go To The InfoBar
Using The InfoBar
Exit The InfoBar
The MenuBar
Introducing The MenuBar
Go To The MenuBar
Understand The MenuBar
Guide
Guide Layout
Introducing Guide
Go To Guide
Parts of Guide
Getting Around Guide
Introducing Scheduled Events
Set A Reminder, Auto Tune or Recording
Set A Multi-Reminder, Multi-Auto Tune or Multi-
Recording
Cancel An Auto Tune, Reminder or Recording
Guide and Favorites Lists
Guide and Pay Per View
Introducing Pay Per View
Go To Pay Per View
Buy Pay Per View
page 5
page 6
page 6
page 8
page 9
page 9
page 11
page 12
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page 13
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page 16
page 17
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Rentals
Introducing Rentals and VOD (Video On Demand)
Go To Rentals
Browse Rentals
Watch A Rentals Trailer
Rent A VOD Rental
Watch Your VOD Rental
Controlling VOD Rentals
PVR
Introducing PVR
The PVR Menu Quick Reference
Quick Record With PVR
Controlling PVR-recorded Programs
The PVR Menu
Go To PVR
Go To PVR Recordings
Watch A PVR-recorded Program
Lock or Unlock A Recording
Delete A Recording
Review Recording Events
Go To Recording Events
Cancel A Recording Event
Schedule A Recording (or other) Event
Go To Schedule Event
Schedule A Recording, Reminder or Auto Tune Event
Your Recording History
Your Delete History
Vault
Introducing Vault
The Vault Menu
Go To Vault
Go To Rented Videos
Watch A Rental Video
Introducing PPV Events
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page 21
page 22
page 23
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page 25
page 25
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Go To PPV Events
Add or Remove Reminders for PPV Events
Introducing Sports Subscriptions
Go To Sports Subscriptions
Introducing Reminders
Go To Reminders
Cancel A Reminder or Auto Tune
Introducing Messages
Go To Messages
Read A Message
Introducing Caller ID
Go To Caller ID
Delete A Caller ID Entry
Parental Controls
Introducing Parental Controls
Go To Parental Controls
Enable/Disable Parental Controls
Settings
Introducing Settings
Go To Settings
Choose A Settings Screen
Working With Settings/Preferences
Save Your Preferences Settings
Working With Settings/Users
Working With Parental Control Settings
Save Your Parental Control Settings
Working With User Settings
Save Your User Settings
Working With Settings/Packages
Working With Settings/Billing
Favorites
Introducing Favorites
Go To Favorites
Choose A Favorites List
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Create or Edit A Favorites List
Delete A Favorites List
Add or Remove A Single Channel To Favorites
While Watching TV
Add or Remove A Single Channel To Favorites
From Other Screens
Search
Introducing Search
Go To Search
Search For A Program
Appendices
Set Top Box Connections
Movie Ratings
TV Ratings
page 48
page 50
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page 51
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page 55
Remote Control Layout
STB
Send commands to
the set top box
LAST CH
Tune to the previous
channel.
MUTE
Turn sound on or off.
VOL +/Adjust the volume.
Direction Buttons
Move the highlight in
system screens.
OK
Enter a choice you
have made.
Toolkit
Reserved for future
use.
Info
Display the InfoBar.
Record
Start recording to
PVR.
Unused Buttons
Power
Turn your set top
box or TV on and
off.
TV
Send commands to
the TV.
Number Pad
Enter a channel
number or PIN.
DEL
Remove an item or
backspace.
AV
Choose between
your TV’s different
connections.
CH +/Change the channel.
MENU
Display the MenuBar.
Exit
Close any screen
and return to TV.
Guide
Display Guide.
Playback Controls
Control playback of
Video On Demand
and PVR-recorded
programs.
The button positions on your remote may vary from the remote control
shown. The function of all buttons is the same on both remote controls.
Remote Control Basics
Tell your remote to control your set top box or your TV
The device selection buttons tell your remote whether you want to control
your set top box or your television.
To control your set top box, press the STB
press afterward will control your set top box.
To control your TV, press the TV
afterward will control your TV.
button. Every button you
button. Every button you press
Note: Your remote control must have the remote code programmed in before it can send the correct signals for your TV. If the list of TV brand codes
was not included in your installation pack, please contact your service
provider.
Turn Your Set Top Box or TV On or Off
Press the Power
button on your remote control.
If pressing Power turned the wrong device on or off, press the Power button again, press the appropriate device selection button (STB or TV) and
press Power once more.
Change Channels
The CH+/- button will change channels up or down one at a time.
The Number Pad
ber.
The LAST CH
watching.
-
can be used to directly enter a channel num-
button will return you to the previous channel you were
Lastly, Guide
will display Guide and you can find a program you like. If
the program is on now, you tune to the channel showing it. If not, you can
set a scheduled event to remind you when it does come on. If your set top
box supports PVR, you can schedule a recording for the program.
For more information on Guide, see page 11.
For more information on setting reminders, see page 13.
For more information on recordings, see page 13.
Remote Control Basics
Adjust Volume
The VOL+/- button will adjust the volume gradually.
The MUTE
button will toggle the sound on and off.
System Buttons
There are a number of buttons on your remote that display different features of your service.
Menu
displays the MenuBar. The MenuBar provides quick access to
every feature supported by your service.
For more information about the MenuBar, see pg 9.
Info
displays the InfoBar, a feature that lets you see info on what you’re
watching, what’s coming on next, and what’s on other channels.
For more information on the InfoBar, see pg 5.
Toolkit
Reserved for future use.
Guide
displays your Guide. Guide allows you to quickly browse
through channels and programs, set or clear reminders, and set and clear
recordings (if your set top box supports PVR).
For more information on Guide, see pg 11.
Exit
causes your set top box to exit whatever screen you are seeing
and return you to normal TV viewing. If you ever get lost on a screen, it is
always safe to press Exit and then start over again.
How To Use This Book
Layout
Instructions are paired with screen shots to illustrate the process and provide confirmation of what you should see on your TV.
On-screen text, such as screen titles, messages and options are shown in
Deep Blue Bold Type.
Buttons on the remote control are represented by a graphic of that button,
or Red Bold Type when a graphic cannot be shown.
Color-codes and Icons
Program listings are shown in different colors based upon the type of
program shown. Icons may also be displayed based on some setting for a
particular program.
Icons Used in the Guide
Standard Channel
Pay Per View Channel
Pay Per View Program
Standard Program
Movie
Highlighted Item
AutoTune Set
Multi-AutoTune Set
Record Set
Multi-Record Set
Reminder Set
Multi-Reminder Set
Locked Recording
Program in HDTV
Icons Used in Info Areas
Closed Captioned
Dolby Digital Audio
Secondary Audio
Favorite List In Use
Live TV
Video on Demand
Pay Per View
Recording to PVR
Playing from PVR
Playing from PRV (program still being recorded)
Blocked by Parental Controls
InfoBar Layout
1
3
4
2
1
7
5
4
6
5
6
7
3
8
2
9
1
Channel Name and Number
The name and number of the channel currently listed in the InfoBar.
2
3
4
Current Time
Favorite List Currently In Use
Program Name
Program Start Time, End Time and Rating
Includes original release date in Detailed View.
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6
7
Program Synopsis
Additional Program Details
This area will indicate details such as if this program is Live TV,
Video on Demand, Recorded using PVR, or Blocked. If closed
captions, Dolby Digital audio, Secondary Audio Program are available, it will also be shown here. Finally, an HDTV program will be
indicated here.
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9
Director and Actor Information
Coming Up Next
The start time and title of the next program to be shown on the
channel currently listed in the InfoBar.
The InfoBar
Introducing The InfoBar
The InfoBar is the most basic way of finding information about the show
you are watching, as well as finding out what comes on later and what is
on other channels.
Go To The InfoBar
There are three ways to make the basic InfoBar appear.
Press Info
on your remote control.
Press the up or down direction buttons on your remote control.
The basic InfoBar will also appear any time you change channels.
Once the InfoBar is active, press Info again to display the detailed InfoBar. It adds information on stars, directors and what’s next for the channel
listed.
For more information on the layout of the basic and detailed InfoBar, see
page 5 “InfoBar Layout”.
Using The InfoBar
Step 1: Go To The InfoBar
Press Info, the up or down direction buttons, or change channels.
The InfoBar
Step 2a: See What’s
On Other Channels
Press the up or down
direction buttons
to scroll the InfoBar
through what is showing on other channels without actually
changing channels.
If you find something
you would rather
watch on another
channel, press OK to
tune to that channel.
Step 2b: See What’s
On Later
Press the right direction button to scroll
through upcoming
programs for the
channel listed on the
InfoBar.
Press the left direction button to scroll
back towards the current program for the
channel listed on the
InfoBar.
Note: You can combine steps 2a and 2b
to see what comes
on later on another channel if you like. However, if you plan to do a lot of
browsing for programs on other channels or that are coming on later, it is
easier to use Guide. For more information on Guide, see page 9.
The InfoBar
Press OK to display
options to set a
reminder, auto tune or
recording (if your set
top box supports
PVR).
For more information
on setting reminders,
auto tunes and recordings, see page 13.
Exit The InfoBar
The InfoBar will go away on its own after a few seconds of inactivity, or…
Press EXIT
on your remote control.
If you are in the detailed InfoBar, you can press INFO
the InfoBar.
once more to exit
The Menu Bar
Introducing The MenuBar
The MenuBar is a quick and easy way to access any feature of your service.
Go To The MenuBar
To display the MenuBar, press Menu
on your remote control.
Understand The MenuBar
Guide will bring up the program guide. For information on
Guide, see page 11.
Rentals provides access to rent Video On Demand movies and
programs. For information on Rentals, see page 20.
PVR provides access to programs recorded using PVR, as well
as reviewing recordings you have scheduled, create a scheduled recording event, review the history of what you have
recorded recently, or delete your recording history. For information on PVR, see page 25.
Vault provides quick access to Video On Demand, Pay Per
View events, Sports Package subscriptions, Reminders you
have scheduled, Messages from your service provider, and the
Caller ID history. For more information on Vault, see page 33.
The Menu Bar
Parental Controls allows you to temporarily disable or enable
all parental controls. For information on Parental Controls, see
page 38.
Settings offers access to creating parental controls and setting
blocked channels, determining how things appear on screen,
creating sub user accounts, reviewing packages offered by your
service provider, and reviewing your billing information. For
information on Settings, see page 40.
Favorites allows you to chose, edit, create or delete a favorite
channel list. For information on Favorites, see page 48.
Search allows you to search program listings or video on
demand rentals by title. For information on Search, see page
51.
Sign Out allows you to sign out of the current user account.
This only appears if you are using the Enable Login option
under Settings/Preferences, have multiple user accounts, and
have signed in with a user name and password. For information
on Sign Out and user accounts, see Settings, page 40.
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Guide Layout
Favorite List
Indicates the favorite list currently in use. When you switch users, Guide’s
channel lineup will change to reflect that user’s preferences.
Info Area
Provides information about the currently highlighted program, including
start and end time, rating and a description. Below that is the current time
and icons indicating closed captions, Dolby® Digital audio, or other particulars as applicable.
Picture-in-Picture
Allows you to watch TV while you are in Guide.
Highlight
Indicates what program listing is currently in focus.
Program Listings
Shows channel number and abbreviation (currently tuned channel shows
a right arrow), and program listings for each channel. Program listings may
include icons to indicate a setting or feature for a particular program
Listing Date/Time
Shows the date and time (divided into 30 minute increments) for the programs currently shown in Guide.
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Guide
Introducing Guide
Guide is the place to quickly find out what’s on now and what’s playing
later. You can set reminders or recordings for upcoming programs in Guide.
Go To Guide
There are two ways to go to Guide.
Press Guide
, or…
Press Menu, highlight Guide, and press OK.
Parts of Guide
A diagram of the Guide screen is shown on page 11 “Guide Layout”.
Getting Around Guide
To navigate Guide…
Press the direction buttons to move the highlight.
Jump to a channel by entering the channel with the Number Pad (0-9).
Press Pg Up or Pg Down
page.
to scroll up and down the current
Press Pg Fwd or Pg Back
to view the previous or next page.
Note: you can only go back as far as the current day and time.
Press OK to choose the program you have highlighted. If it is on now,
Guide will tune you to the channel.
Press OK or Exit
to leave the Guide.
If the program comes on later, you can set a reminder, auto tune or recording (if your set top box supports PVR). These are known as Scheduled
Events.
Introducing Scheduled Events
Scheduled Event is the name for any setting you create that causes the
system to remind you about a program or record a program automatically.
There are three types of Scheduled Events: Reminders, Auto Tunes and
Recordings.
A Reminder tells the system you want it to let you know a program is about
to come on. An Auto Tune will automatically change to the correct channel
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Guide
when the program is about to start. A Recording will automatically record
the program using PVR.
Note: Your set top box must support PVR to use the Record event.
Set A Reminder, Auto Tune or Recording
Step 1: Pick A Program
Find the program you
don’t want to miss.
Highlight the program
listing and press OK.
Note: If you are setting
a recording, you can
highlight the program
listing and press Record
instead of
OK, then skip steps 2
and 3.
Step 2: Set The Reminder, Auto Tune or Record
Highlight
or
or
and press OK. You
will then be returned
to Guide.
Step 3: Return to Guide
The program listing now shows an icon next to the program’s name.
Reminder set
Auto Tune set
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Recording set
Guide
Step 4a: Your Reminder
A few minutes before your program comes on,
a box will appear on your screen telling you
you have a reminder.
Press INFO to display
the reminder.
Highlight the button
showing the program
name and press OK to
tune to that program,
or highlight Cancel
and press OK to ignore the reminder.
Step 4b: Your Auto Tune
Just before the
program begins, a
message will pop up,
giving you the option
to tune in or cancel.
You can choose either
option, or just wait, the
pop up will go away,
and the system will
tune you to the correct
channel.
Step 4c: Your Recording
If you have set a recording, you don’t need to do anything else.
Once your program begins, your set top box will begin recording it for you.
When you are ready to watch your recording, you will need to go to the
Vault. For more information on the Vault, see page 33.
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Guide
Set A Multi-Reminder, Multi-Auto Tune or Multi-Recording
A scheduled event that repeats is a “multi-” event.
For example, if you always watch “Friends” every weeknight at 7:00 PM
and want to be reminded each time it comes on, create a multi-reminder.
Step 1: Pick A Program
Find the program you
don’t want to miss.
Highlight the program
listing and press OK.
Step 2: Set The Recording
Highlight
and press OK.
The Scheduled Events screen lists all the
information about the start and end time,
date and the correct channel for your
program. If anything is not correct, highlight
the incorrect item and press OK. Then use
the up and down direction buttons to
enter the correct information and press OK.
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Guide
Step 3: Set The Event Type
Highlight the box next to Type: and press OK. The
highlight will become up and down arrows. Press
the up and down direction buttons until you see
the event type you want, then press OK.
Step 4: Set Event Frequency
Highlight the box next to Freq: and press OK. The
highlight will become up and down arrows. Press
up and down until you see the frequency you want
(in this case Every M-F), then press OK.
Step 5: Return To Guide
Once you have set the event frequency, highlight OK on the Schedule
Event screen and press OK. You will be returned to Guide.
The program listing now shows an icon next to the program’s name.
Multi-Reminder set
Multi-Auto Tune set
Multi-Recording
set
Your multi-event will recurr as scheduled until you cancel it.
Cancel An Auto Tune, Reminder or Recording
You can cancel any scheduled event you have previously set directly from
Guide.
Step 1: Pick The Program
Highlight the program
with the scheduled
event you want to
cancel and press OK.
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Guide
Step 2: Cancel the Scheduled Event
Highlight
or
or
(depending on the
type of event you are cancelling) and press
OK.
Step 3: Return to Guide
After you press OK, you will be returned to Guide.
The program listing will no longer display the event icon.
For more information on cancelling events, see Vault page 36.
Guide and Favorite Lists
While in Guide, you
can cycle through your
Favorites lists by
pressing Guide
repeatedly. Each press
will activate the next
Favorites list.
The name of the active
Favorites list is shown
on the green tab in the
picture-in-picture area.
This causes Guide to
only display the channels included on that
Favorites list.
Pressing Guide once
you have cycled
through all Favorites
lists will exit Guide.
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Guide & Pay Per View
Introducing Pay Per View
Pay Per View allows you to watch exclusive sporting events and other content in the privacy of your home with no long lines, big crowds, expensive
concessions and seats in the “nose bleed” section.
Go To Pay Per View
Pay Per View channels are listed in Guide in red.
Pay Per View movies are listed in purple. Other Pay Per View programs are
in blue.
Buy Pay Per View
Step 1: Pick The Program
Highlight the Pay Per
View program you
want to buy and press
OK.
Step 2: Buy PPV
Highlight
OK.
and press
Step 3: Confirm Your Purchase
Highlight the box next to Enter PIN and enter your Pay Per View PIN using
the Number Pad (0-9). For more information on PINs, see Settings page
45.
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Guide & Pay Per View
If you want to allow any other user
accounts to be able to watch this Pay
Per View, highlight the checkbox next to
Share PPV and press OK.
For more information on user accounts,
see Settings pg 45.
Finally, highlight the Buy button and
press OK.
Step 4: Watch Your Pay Per View
Once you have
completed your
purchase, you will see
that the channel name
and number are now
white instead of
dimmed to indicate
you have purchased a
Pay Per View program
on this channel.
At this point you can
watch your pay per view just as you would any other program if it is currently playing.
If you purchased your pay per view program in advance, you can schedule
an auto tune or reminder event so that you don’t miss it.
For more information on setting reminders, see Guide page 12.
For more information on setting auto tunes, see Guide page 12.
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Rentals
Introducing Rentals and VOD (Video On Demand)
Rentals provides access to VOD (Video On Demand) movies and programs. It’s like renting from the local video rental store, only better. You can
choose from the most recent movies and older favorites, along with favorite
TV shows, music videos and local programming (depending on what your
service provider offers).
Unlike pay per view which only allows you to watch the program once at
the scheduled time, VOD allows you to determine when you want to watch,
and watch as often as you want during the rental period. You can even
pause, rewind or fast forward just like a videotape or DVD. Rental prices
are comparable to prices at your local video store, and some programs
may even be free!
VOD Rentals are the ultimate in convenience and entertainment in your
home! No more hassles with video rental stores.
Go To Rentals
Press Menu, highlight Rentals and press OK.
Browse Rentals
VOD Rentals are grouped into categories and sub-categories to make finding what you want very easy.
Step 1: Pick A Category
The bottom left of your
screen lists the main
Rental categories.
Highlight a main category and press OK.
Step 2: Pick A Sub-Category
The main categories are replaced by a list of sub-categories.
Highlight a sub-category and press OK.
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Rentals
If you want to go back
and pick a different
main category, highlight the green tab
above the subcategories and press
OK to return to the
main categories.
Step 3: Browse The Rentals
When you choose a
sub-category, a list of
all available VOD
Rentals for that
category are shown to
the right.
Highlighting a VOD
Rental will list information for that Rental in
the upper right portion
of the screen.
Watch A Rentals Trailer
Most VOD movies offer a trailer for that movie. The trailer is the same one
shown in TV ads or in theaters prior to the movie’s theatrical release.
Step 1: Pick A Rental
Follow Steps 1-3 for “Browse Rentals” to find a VOD Rental in which you
are interested. Press OK.
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Rentals
Step 2: Play The Trailer
If a trailer is available for the VOD Rental
you have selected, highlight Play Trailer
and press OK.
If the Play Trailer option is not shown,
there is no trailer available for this VOD
Rental.
Note: For more information on controlling playback of VOD Rentals, see
Controlling VOD Rentals pg 23.
Rent A VOD Rental
Step 1: Pick A Rental
Follow Steps 1-3 for
“Browse Rentals” to
find a VOD Rental in
which you are interested. Press OK.
Step 2: Rent
Highlight Rent and press OK.
Step 3: Confirm Your Rental
The confirmation screen appears.
If you want anyone who signs in to your set top box to be able to watch
this VOD Rental, highlight the Share Rentals checkbox and press OK. If
don’t want to share this Rental (or if you don’t use sign in), leave this blank.
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Rentals
Highlight the text box next to Enter PIN and enter
your PIN. For more information on PINs, see
Settings page 45.
Highlight Rent and press OK to confirm your VOD
Rental, or highlight Cancel and press OK if you
changed your mind.
Watch Your VOD Rental
Once you have completed the Rental process, you will want to watch your
VOD Rental. You can play your VOD Rental from Rentals or from Vault.
Note: For information on the Vault, see Vault pg 33.
Step 1: Pick Your Rental
Highlight your VOD
Rental and press OK.
Step 2: Play Your Rental
Use the direction buttons to highlight Play
from beginning and press OK to start
playing at the beginning of the program.
If you have already watched part of the
program and want to pick up where you left
off, highlight Play from where you left and
press OK.
Controlling VOD Rentals
While watching a VOD Rentals, you can use the Playback Control buttons
to pause, rewind, fast-forward or stop playback.
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Press Pause
to halt playback at the current point.
Press Rewind
to reverse playback from the current point. Each time
you press Rewind, the rewind speed accelerates from 2x - 4x - 10x - 25x
(normal Play speed is 1x).
Press Fast Fwd
to advance playback from the current point. Each
time you press Fast Fwd, the advance speed accelerates from 2x - 4x 10x - 25x (normal Play speed is 1x).
Press Play
to resume watching at normal speed.
Press Stop
to exit playback of the program.
The Slider
Any time you press
one of the Playback
Control buttons, the
Slider is displayed at
the top of the screen.
The box to the left
indicates the playback
function in use.
The box to the right
indicates the current
point in playback in
hours:minutes:seconds.
The bar in the middle gives a visual representation of where you are in the
program. The lighter section indicates how much of the program has been
played.
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PVR
Introducing PVR
PVR stands for Personal Video Recording (sometimes called DVR or Digital
Video Recording). PVR allows you to record programs digitally without the
need for tapes or discs.
Your set top box can record many hours of programming, allowing you to
watch at your leisure with the capability to rewind, fast forward or pause.
Additionally, if you are recording a program as you watch it, you can pause
or rewind the “live” program. Your set top box will continue to record while
paused or while you watch a replay, and then pick back up where you left
off.
Note: If your set top box does not support PVR, please contact your service provider for an upgrade.
The PVR Menu Quick Reference
Recordings lists programs you have already
recorded. Go here to watch, lock or delete these recorded programs.
To Record lists all Recording events you have
scheduled, and allows you to cancel any future recording events.
Schedule Event allows you to create a recording,
reminder or auto-tune event for individual or recurring programs.
Record History is a log of when recordings start,
complete or are cancelled.
Delete History logs any deleted recording(s).
Quick Record With PVR
The fastest and easiest way to begin recording using PVR is to use the
Record
button on your remote control.
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PVR
Step 1: Start Recording
While watching a
program, press
Record. Your set top
box will immediately
begin recording, and
the InfoBar will appear
with a red Record icon
to the right.
Once recording has
started, a PVR icon
will replace the Record
icon on the InfoBar,
indicating your are now watching a program recorded to PVR (even though
it may still be recording).
You can also start a
quick record in Guide.
Highlight a program
you want to record
using the direction
buttons and press
Record.
If the program is currently on, recording will
begin immediately. If
the program comes on
in the future, a recording event is scheduled and your set top box will record the program for you
automatically.
Controlling PVR-recorded Programs
While watching a PVR-recorded program, you can use the Playback Control buttons to pause, rewind, fast-forward or stop playback.
Press Pause
Press Rewind
to halt playback at the current point.
to reverse playback from the current point. Each time
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you press Rewind, the rewind speed accelerates from 2x - 4x - 10x - 25x
(normal Play speed is 1x).
Press Fast Fwd
to advance playback from the current point. Each
time you press Fast Fwd, the advance speed accelerates from 2x - 4x 10x - 25x (normal Play speed is 1x).
Press Play
to resume watching at normal speed.
Press Stop
to exit playback of the PVR-recorded program.
The Slider
Any time you press
one of the Playback
Control buttons, the
Slider is displayed at
the top of the screen.
The box to the left
indicates the playback
function in use.
The box to the right
indicates the current
point in playback in
hours:minutes:seconds.
The bar in the middle gives a visual representation of where you are in the
program. The lighter section indicates how much of the program has been
played.
The PVR Menu
The PVR item on the MenuBar provides access to previously recorded
programs, recording events you have set, schedule an event, view your
recording history and delete your recording history.
Go To PVR
Press Menu, highlight PVR and press OK.
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Go To PVR Recordings
Highlight Recordings
and press OK.
A list of your recorded
programs will appear
to the right.
Recordings are listed
from oldest at the top
to newest at the bottom. Along with the
program name, the
length of the recording in minutes, and the
date the recording is made are listed.
Any program still being recorded is listed with a red dot icon to the right of
the recording date.
Watch A PVR-recorded Program
Step 1: Pick A Recording
Highlight the recording you want to watch and press OK.
Step 2: Play The Recording
Highlight
and press OK.
Step 3: Watch The Recording
You will exit the PVR menu and your recording will begin playing. The InfoBar will appear
for a few seconds with a green PVR icon to
the right to indicate you are playing a PVR
recording.
While watching your recording, you can use
any of the PVR Control buttons on your remote just as you would if watching a videotape or DVD.
Step 4: Return To Live TV
When the recording ends, you will be returned to live TV.
If you want to return to live TV before your recording has ended, press
Stop.
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Lock or Unlock A Recording
Locking a recording prevents the system from deleting a program to make
space for new recordings.
Step 1: Pick A Recording
Highlight the recording you want to lock and press OK.
Step 2a: Lock The Recording
Highlight
OK.
and press
Once a program is locked, a appears to the
right of the recording date.
Step 2b: Unlock The Recording
If you select a locked program in Step 1, the
Lock option will instead be Unlock.
Highlight
OK.
and press
When the program is unlocked, the padlock
icon is removed.
Deleting A Recording
Step 1: Pick A Recording
Highlight the recording you want to delete and press OK.
Step 2: Delete The Recording
Highlight
OK.
and press
Step 3: Confirm Delete
Highlight Yes and press OK to confirm, or No
if you changed your mind.
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Step 4: Recording Deleted
Once you confirm the deletion, the entry for that recording is removed from
the list.
Note: Once a recording has been deleted there is no way to get it back.
Please take care when deleting recordings.
Review Recording Events
You can easily review and cancel future recording events from To Record.
Go To Recording Events
Highlight To Record and press OK.
A list of your scheduled future recording events will appear to the right.
Recording events are listed from earliest at the top to latest at the bottom.
Each recording event history lists the channel on which the program is
shown, the name of the program, and the date and time it airs.
If the recording event is a multi-recording, stacked red dot icons are shown
to the right of the program date and time.
Cancel A Recording Event
Step 1: Pick A Recording Event
Highlight the recording event you want to cancel and press OK.
Step 2: Cancel The Recording Event
Highlight
and press
OK.
Step 3: Recording Canceled
Once you have cancelled the recording event, the entry for that recording
event is removed from the list.
Schedule A Recording (or other) Event
You can schedule a recording, reminder or auto tune event from the PVR
menu in almost exactly the same way as you would when choosing Schedule Event from Guide. The only difference when doing so from the PVR
menu is that no information about the event is entered for you.
Go To Schedule Event
Highlight Schedule Event and press OK.
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Schedule A Recording, Reminder or Auto Tune Event
Once you choose Schedule Event from the PVR menu, the Schedule Event
window appears.
Use the same controls for each setting:
Highlight the setting
you want to change
and press OK.
Use the up or down
direction buttons to
change the setting.
Press OK to enter your
change.
Step 1: Set The
Channel
Step 2: Set The Program Length (Hours:
Minutes)
Step 3: Set The Program Air Date (Month/Day)
Step 4: Set The Start Time (Hour:Minute AM/PM)
Step 5: Set The Event Type
Choose Recording, Reminder, or Auto-Tune.
Step 6: Set Event Frequency
Choose Single (the event happens once), Weekly (the event happens on
the same day every week), Every M-F (the event happens every weekday),
or Every Day (the event happens every day of the week).
Step 7: Set The Event
Highlight OK and press OK to save your scheduled event, or highlight
Cancel and press OK to exit back to the PVR menu.
Your Recording History
Record History is a log of all events related to your recordings, including recording started, recording completed and cancellation of a recording event.
Delete History is a log of all recordings that have been deleted.
Go To Record History
Highlight Record History and press OK.
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Review Record History
Press up and down
on the remote to scroll
through your record
history.
Go To Delete History
Highlight Delete History and press OK.
Review Delete History
Press up and down on the remote to scroll through your deletion history.
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Vault
Introducing Vault
Vault stores all your purchased programming, a list of your scheduled
reminder and auto-tune events, messages from your service provider, and
a log of your Caller ID.
Note: You must subscribe to Caller ID from your telephone company for
Caller ID functions.
The Vault Menu
Video provides access to your VOD Rentals you
have purchased from Rentals.
PPV Events lists your purchased Pay Per View
movies and events.
Sports Packages provides access to subscription
seasonal sports packages.
Reminders lists all reminder and auto-tune events
you have created. From here you can cancel a reminder or auto-tune.
Messages allows you to view any messages from
your service provider. Messages may inform you of promotional offers,
upcoming pay per view events, service upgrades or billing alerts.
Caller ID offers access to a log of all calls you have
received through Caller ID. You can review Caller ID entries and delete
individual entries.
Go To Vault
Press Menu on your remote control, highlight Vault and press OK.
Go To Rented Videos
Highlight Video and press OK.
A list of your purchased VOD Rentals appears to the right.
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Watch A Rental Video
Step 1: Pick Your Video Rental
Highlight your Video
Rental and press OK.
Step 2: Play Your Rental
Highlight Play from beginning and press OK
to start playing at the beginning of the
program.
If you have already watched part of the program and want to pick up where you left off,
highlight Play from where you left and press
OK.
Note: For more information on controlling the playback of Video Rentals,
see Controlling VOD Rentals pg 23.
Introducing PPV Events
PPV Events lists your purchased Pay Per View movies and events, and allows you to create or remove reminders for your Pay Per View.
Go To PPV Events
Highlight PPV Events and press OK.
A list of your purchased Pay Per View events appears to the right.
Add or Remove Reminders for PPV Events
Step 1: Pick A Pay Per View Event
Highlight the Pay Per View listing and press OK.
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Step 2a: Set The Reminder or Auto Tune
If the listing you have chosen does not already have a Reminder or Auto
Tune, highlight Set Reminder or Set Auto Tune and press OK.
Step 2b: Cancel Reminder or Auto Tune
If the listing you have chosen already has a Reminder or Auto Tune, highlight Cancel Reminder or Cancel Auto Tune and press OK.
For more information on Reminders and Auto Tunes, see Guide page 12.
Introducing Sports Subscriptions
Sports Subscriptions lists available seasonal subscriptions for particular
sports or sports leagues. Examples would be “MLB Extra Innings”, “ESPN
Game Plan” or “NASCAR inCar.”
Go To Sports Subscriptions
Highlight Sports Subscriptions and press OK.
A list of available subscription packages appears to the right.
Purchase A Sports Subscription
Step 1: Pick A Sports Package
Highlight the sports packages to which you want to subscribe and press
OK.
Step 2: Subscribe To Your Sports Package
Highlight the Subscribe button and press OK.
Step 3: Confirm Your Subscription
Highlight the box next to Enter PIN and enter your PIN using the Number
Pad (0-9). For more information on PINs, see Settings page 53.
If you want to allow any other user accounts to be able to watch this Pay
Per View, highlight the checkbox next to Share PPV and press OK.
For more information on user accounts, see Settings pg 53.
Finally, highlight the Buy button and press OK.
Step 4: Watch Your Sports Package
Once you have completed your purchase, you receive information on how
to view programming that is included in your subscription.
Introducing Reminders
Reminders lists all reminder and auto-tune events you have created. From
here you can cancel a reminder or auto-tune
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Go To Reminders
Highlight Reminders and press OK.
A list of your reminders
and auto tunes
appears to the right.
Cancel A Reminder or Auto Tune
Step 1: Pick The Program
Highlight the reminder or auto tune you want to cancel and press OK.
Step 2: Cancel the Auto Tune or Reminder
Highlight Cancel Auto Tune or Cancel
Reminder depending on the type of event
you are cancelling and press OK.
Introducing Messages
Messages allows you
to view any messages
from your service
provider. Messages
may inform you of
promotional offers,
upcoming pay per
view events, service
upgrades or billing
alerts.
Whenever you receive
a new message from
your service provider, an alert will appear on your screen informing you of
the new message. Press Info on your remote to display the message, or
press Exit to ignore the alert and view the message later.
Go To Messages
Highlight Messages and press OK.
A list of all available messages appears to the right.
Read A Message
Step 1: Pick The Message
Highlight the message listing you want to read. The full message will be
displayed in the Info Area in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
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Introducing Caller ID
Caller ID offers access to a log of all calls you have received through Caller
ID. You can review Caller ID entries and delete individual entries.
Note: You must subscribe to Caller ID from your phone company to access
this feature.
Whenever you receive a call, an alert will appear in the upper left corner of
your screen listing the caller information. This alert will be removed after a
few seconds.
Note: For information on settings for your Caller ID alert, see Settings pg
41.
Go To Caller ID
Highlight Caller ID and
press OK.
A list of your received
calls appears to the
right.
Delete A Caller ID Entry
Step 1: Pick The Entry
Highlight the Caller ID listing you want to cancel and press OK.
Step 2: Delete Caller ID Log Entry
Highlight Delete and press OK to remove the entry, or Cancel if you want
to keep it.
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Parental Controls
Introducing Parental Controls
Parental Controls lets you turn on and off all parental controls for your service. This allows you to let the kids watch TV without you constantly worrying that they may see something you feel is inappropriate, but still allow the
adults to watch their programs without repeatedly entering a password.
Go To Parental Controls
Press Menu and highlight Parental Controls.
Enable/Disable Parental Controls
The icon for Parental
Controls lets you know
if parental controls are
on or off.
If parental controls are
in effect, the Parental Controls icon is a
locked padlock.
If parental controls
have been turned off,
the Parental Controls
icon is an open padlock.
Disable Parental Controls
Press OK. Use the
Number Pad to enter
your parental controls
password. Then
highlight OK and press
OK.
When you disable
parental controls, they
will remain that way
until you turn them
back on, or the Parental Controls Timeout
is reached. The timeout is the maximum period of time for which Parental
Controls will be disabled.
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At the end of the time
period, the system will
automatically restore
Parental Controls. You
will see an alert on the
screen just before
parental controls are
restored.
For more information
on the Unlock Timeout
for Parental Controls,
see Settings/Users/
Parental Control Settings page 50.
Enable Parental Controls
Press Menu and highlight Parental Controls, then press OK. Parental
Controls are now in effect.
For more information on creating parental controls and parental control settings, see Settings, pg 43.
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Settings
Introducing Settings
Settings gives you control over your video service. You can change how
alerts appear on your screen, create parental controls, and block channels.
You can create user accounts for members of your family, review available
packages from your service provider, and review your billing information.
Go To Settings
Press Menu and highlight Settings.
There are four major sections of Settings:
Preferences - settings
that affect your overall
service. This includes
whether logging in is
required, whether
Caller ID is shown on
screen, and if so, for
how long.
Users - settings for
parental controls and
channel blocking,
as well as changing
passwords and PINs.
Packages - displays your current package and pricing
Billing - displays your recent billing history
Chose A Settings Screen
To view a particular Settings screen, highlight a tab name, then press OK.
Working With Settings/Preferences
Make Rentals Private
Make Rentals Private creates a default setting for any pay per view or video
on demand rental. They will automatically be available for any user account
to watch (disabled), or only for the user who makes the purchase (enabled)
To turn Make Rentals Private on or off, highlight the
checkbox and press OK.
PIN Verification
PIN Verification determines whether a user’s PIN has to be entered to verify
a pay per view or video on demand purchase.
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To turn PIN Verification on or off, highlight the
checkbox and press OK.
Enable Login
Enable Login requires a user name and password to be entered before any
video is available whenever the set top box is first turned on or when someone has signed out.
To turn Enable Login on or off, highlight the checkbox and press OK.
Enable Caller ID
Enable Caller ID turns on or off screen alerts for incoming Caller ID.
To turn Enable Caller ID on or off, highlight the
checkbox and press OK.
PPV Purchase
PPV Purchase tells the system that whenever you purchase a pay per view
event, you want a reminder or auto tune to automatically be created, or
not.
To set PPV Purchase, highlight the combo box
and press OK. Then highlight None, Auto Tune or Reminder and press
OK.
Non PPV Autotune
This setting establishes how soon before a program begins the system
should change the channel when an auto tune is scheduled for a regular
(non-pay per view) program.
To set Non PPV Autotune, highlight the combo
box and press OK. Then highlight 0 min, ½ min, 2 min or 5 min and press
OK.
Caller ID Timeout
Caller ID Timeout determines how long Caller ID alerts remain on screen. If
Enable Caller ID is turned off, this setting has no effect.
To set Caller ID Timeout, highlight the combo
box and press OK. Then highlight 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 secs,
then press OK.
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Parental Controls
Parental Controls determines what programs are allowed to be watched
based on ratings.
To set Parental Controls, highlight the Configure button to the right of
Parental Controls: and press OK.
Note: You can also set Parental Controls from the User screen.
Favorites
Favorites allows you to create a set of favorite channels. When using a
favorites list, only those channels are listed in Guide, and when changing
channels using the CH +/- button, only those channels will be shown.
To create, edit or delete a Favorites list, highlight the Configure button to
the right of Favorites: and press OK.
Note: You can also work with Favorites lists from the MenuBar.
Save Your Preferences Settings
Once you have changed any Preferences settings you want, use the Direction Buttons to highlight the Submit button and press OK.
If you want to discard your changes, highlight Cancel and press OK.
Working With Settings/Users
The Users screen is actually two different screens: Parental Controls settings and User settings.
Parental Controls
settings determines
what ratings and
content is restricted
and what channels are
blocked.
User settings is where
you enter a new password or PIN for a user
account.
Switch Between
Parental Control Set-
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tings and User Settings
To go from Parental Control settings to User settings, highlight Change
User settings at the bottom left of the screen and press OK.
To go from User settings to Parental Control settings, highlight Change
Parental Controls settings at the bottom left of the screen and press OK.
Working With Settings/Users/Parental Control Settings
Movie Rating
Movie Rating determines the highest rating for movies that will not be
blocked.
To set Movie Rating, highlight the combo box and press OK. Then highlight
G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, or AO, then press OK.
TV Rating
TV Rating determines the highest rating for television that will not be
blocked.
To set TV Rating, highlight the combo box and press OK. Then highlight
TV-Y, TV-Y7, TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14, or TV-MA, then press OK.
Content Rating
Content Rating determines the type of content that will be blocked. There
are four different content ratings: S - Sexual, L - Language, V - Violence,
and D - Dialogue.
To block a particular type of content, highlight the checkbox to the right of
that content item and press OK.
Enable Parental Controls
Enable Parental Controls enables/disables all parental control settings.
When disabled, your settings remain unchanged but have no effect until
you enable them.
To turn Enable Parental Controls on or off, highlight the checkbox and
press OK.
Block Unrated Programs
Block Unrated Programs allows/blocks any program that does not have a
rating.
To turn Block Unrated Programs on or off, highlight the checkbox and
press OK.
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Show Info For Blocked Programs
Show Info For Blocked Programs allows/blocks any information being listed
in the InfoBar or Guide for any program that has been blocked for any
reason.
To turn Show Info For Blocked Programs on or off, highlight the checkbox
and press OK.
Channel Blocking
Channel Blocking enables/disables your list of blocked channels.
To turn Channel Blocking on or off, highlight the checkbox and press OK.
Choose Channels To Block
Choose Channels To Block displays a list of all channels available You can
then block or unblock any channel.
To block channels, highlight the Choose Channels To Block button and
press OK.
The Parental Controls Channel Block list will appear.
Blocked Channel
Unblocked Channel
To block/unblock a
channel, highlight the
channel entry and
press OK.
To go to the next
screen of channels,
highlight the left or
right arrow at the
bottom right of your
screen beneath page
x of x and press OK.
To save your changes and return to Parental Controls Settings, highlight the
OK button at the bottom of the screen and press OK.
To discard your changes, highlight Cancel and press OK.
Save Your Parental Control Settings
Once you have changed any Parental Control Settings, highlight the Submit button and press OK.
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If you want to discard your changes, highlight Cancel and press OK.
Working With Settings/Users/User Settings
User Settings allows
you to change the
password and PIN for
an existing user
account.
Note: Keep track of
your password and
PIN. Your service provider cannot tell you
your password or PIN
if you forget, they can
only reset them. You
would then need to recreate them yourself.
Password
Enter the current password for the user name shown.
To enter the current password, highlight the text box to the right of Password: and press OK. Use the number pad (0-9) to enter the current
password, and press OK.
New Password
Enter the new password for the user name shown.
To set New Password, highlight the text box to the right of New Password: and press OK. Use the number pad (0-9) to enter the new password, and press OK.
Confirm Password
Repeat the new password to make sure it is what you want.
To Confirm Password, highlight the text box to the right of Confirm Password: and press OK. Then use the number pad (0-9) to repeat the new
password and press OK.
New PIN
Enter a new Personal Identification Number for the listed user account.
To set New PIN, highlight the text box to the right of New PIN: and press
OK. Then use the number pad (0-9) to enter the new PIN, and press OK.
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Save Your User Settings
Once you have changed User Settings, highlight the Submit button and
press OK.
If you want to discard your changes, highlight Cancel and press OK.
Working With Settings/Packages
Packages lists your
current service
package(s), channel
groups that make up
your package or that
you have added to
your base package,
any subscriptions you
have, any other
services you have
purchased, and the
monthly charge for
your service.
Edit Your Packages
If your service provider has enabled this feature, you may be able to edit
what packages are part of your service using the Edit button. Please contact your service provider concerning availability and features of Package
Editing.
To edit your package, highlight the Edit button and press OK.
To exit the Settings/Packages screen, highlight Cancel and press OK.
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Working With Settings/Billing
Billing lists a summary
of your monthly billing
history.
Review Your Billing
If there are multiple
screens of billing information, highlight
the left arrow or right
arrow at the bottom
left of your screen to
the right of page x of x
and press OK on your
remote control.
To exit the Settings/Billing screen, highlight Done and press OK.
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Favorites
Introducing Favorites
Favorites allows you to create, edit, choose or delete a list of your favorite
channels. You can have multiple favorites lists depending on how you want
to use them.
When using a favorites list, only the channels in that list are shown in Guide,
and when changing channels using the CH +/- button, you will be restricted to only the channels in the favorites list.
For more information on Favorites lists in Guide, see Guide Layout page 11.
Go To Favorites
Press Menu and highlight Favorites, then press OK.
You will be presented with a screen with options to choose, edit, create or
delete a favorites list, or cancel.
Choose A Favorites List
There are two ways to choose a favorites list:
Favorites From The MenuBar
Follow the steps in “Go To Favorites”, then highlight Choose and press
OK. Then highlight the favorites list you want and press OK.
Favorites From Guide
While in Guide, you can cycle through your favorites lists by pressing Guide
again. Each press will activate the next favorites list and you will see the
name of the current favorites list in the green tab just above the date and
channel entries. Pressing Guide once you have cycled through all favorites
lists will exit Guide.
Create or Edit A Favorites List
Step 1: Create or Edit
Follow the steps above in “Go To Favorites”, then highlight Create or Edit
and press OK.
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Step 2: Select Channels For Your Favorites List
You will be presented
with the Favorites
create/edit screens.
These screens displays every channel
offered by your service
provider. At the top of
the screen is a text
box to enter a name
for your favorites list.
Highlight the text box
below Name of this
Favorites list: and press OK. You can use the wireless keyboard (when
available) to enter or change the name for your favorites list and press OK.
To the left of each channel entry is a checkbox.
Highlight a channel you want to add to or remove from your favorites list
and press OK.
A channel not on your favorites list is listed as white text on a dark blue
background and the checkbox is empty.
A channel included on your favorites list is shown as black text on a light
background and the checkbox is filled.
To go to the next screen of channel entries, highlight the left arrow or right
arrow at the bottom left of your screen (to the right of page x of x) and
press OK.
To remove all channels from the current favorites list, highlight the Clear
button at the bottom right of your screen and press OK.
To save your favorites list, highlight the Done button at the bottom right of
your screen and press OK.
To cancel your favorite list without saving it, highlight the Cancel button at
the bottom right of your screen and press OK.
Delete A Favorites List
Step 1: Select Delete
Follow the steps above in “Go To Favorites”, then highlight Delete and
press OK.
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Step 2: Select The Favorites List to Delete
Highlight the favorites list you want to delete and press OK.
Note: You will not be asked to confirm the deletion of a favorites list. Once
it has been deleted it cannot be retrieved.
Add or Remove a Single Channel To Favorites While Watching TV
Step 1: Pick A Channel
Tune to the channel you want to add or remove from a favorites list and
press OK.
Step 2: Pick An Action
Highlight Add (if this channel is not on any favorite list), Remove (if this
channel is on every favorite list), or Add/Remove (if this channel is on
some favorite lists and not on others) and press OK.
Step 3: Pick A Favorites List
Highlight the favorites list to which you want to add or remove the current
channel and press OK.
Note: You will not be shown any favorite list which already includes this
channel if adding, or which does not include this channel if removing.
Add or Remove a Single Channel To Favorites from Other Screens
You can use this same process to add or remove a channel to a favorites
list from Guide, Vault/PPV Events, or Search.
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Search
Introducing Search
Search allows you to enter the name or partial name of a program or video
you are looking for and have your service find any program matching the
text you enter.
Go To Search
Press Menu and highlight Search, then press OK.
Search For A Program
Step 1: Enter The Program Title
The highlight will be on
the Enter Text text
box when the Search
screen appears.
Press OK and a
keyboard will appear
to the right of the
screen.
Highlight each letter
in the name of the
program you want to
find, and press OK on
each. Each time you
press OK you will see
that letter added to the
text box.
If you enter a wrong letter, highlight Del and press OK to go back one
space.
If you need to start over, highlight Clear All and press OK.
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sary, highlight Done and press OK.
Note: It is best to enter as little as possible when searching. Usually the first
3 or 4 letters in the name will be enough to find what you want.
Step 2: Search Guide or VOD Rentals
You can search Guide
program listings or
Video On Demand
rentals for your
program. Highlight
Search Guide or
Search Rentals and
press OK. The program will take a
moment to find any
matching programs or
rentals. The results will
then appear in the
bottom right section of the screen.
Step 3: Pick A Result
You can now highlight
any program or rental
listing and press OK
to…
Watch or record it if it’s
on now.
Set a reminder, auto
tune or recording if it
comes on later.
Add or remove the
channel airing it to a
favorites list.
Purchase a pay per view or rental.
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Set Top Box Connections
Amino 110 Set Top Box
Power
Ethernet
(from wall jack)
Amino RCA Cable Adapter
(to TV or VCR)
Coax
(to TV)
Coax
(from wall jack or VCR)
S/PDIF Digital Audio
(to home theater system)
S-Video
(to TV)
Amino 500 Set Top Box
S-Video
S/PDIF Digital Audio Component Video
Coax
(to TV) (to home theater system)
(to HDTV)
(from wall jack)
Ethernet
RCA Stereo Audio Composite Video Coax Power
(from wall jack) (to TV or VCR)
(to TV or VCR)
(to TV)
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Movie Ratings
MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) Ratings System
G – General Audience
This is a film which contains nothing which
would, in the view of the MPAA Rating Board, be
offensive to parents whose younger children view the film.
PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
The theme of a PG-rated film may itself call for
parental guidance. There may be some profanity in these films. There may be some violence or brief nudity. But these
elements are not deemed so intense as to require that parents be strongly
cautioned beyond the suggestion of parental guidance. There is no drug
use content in a PG-rated film.
PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned
A PG-13 film is one which, in the view of the
MPAA Rating Board, leaps beyond the boundaries of the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, or other
contents, but does not quite fit within the restricted R category. Any drug
use content will initially require at least a PG-13 rating.
R – Restricted
An R-rated film may include hard language, or
tough violence, or nudity within sensual scenes,
or drug abuse or other elements, or a combination of some of the above,
so that parents are counseled to take this advisory rating very seriously.
NC-17 – No Children 17 or Under
NC-17 does not necessarily mean “obscene
or pornographic” in the often accepted or legal
meaning of those words. The MPAA Review Board does not and cannot mark films with those words. These are legal terms and for courts to
decide. The reasons for the application of an NC-17 rating can be violence
or sex or aberrational behavior or drug abuse or any other elements which,
when present, most parents would consider too strong and therefore offlimits for viewing by their children.
For more information on the MPAA or the MPAA ratings system, please visit
www.mpaa.com/movieratings.
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TV Ratings
TV Parental Guidelines Ratings System
The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board provides ratings for a program overall, and content ratings to provide a clearer idea of the reason for
a program’s rating
Program Ratings
TV-Y – All Children
This program is designed to be appropriate for all children.
Whether animated or live action, the themes and elements in
this program are specifically designed for a very young audience,
including children from ages 2 - 6. This program is not expected to frighten
younger children.
TV-Y7 – Directed to Older Children
This program is designed for children age 7 and above. It may
be more appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between make-believe and
reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy
violence or comedic violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.
TV-G – General Audience
Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. Although this rating does not signify a program designed specifically
for children, most parents may let younger children watch this
program unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language
and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.
TV-PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable
for younger children. Many parents may want to watch it with their
younger children. The theme itself may call for parental guidance
and/or the program contains moderate objectionable content.
TV-14 – Parents Strongly Cautioned
This program contains some material that many parents would
find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are
strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program
and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more types of objectionable content.
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TV Ratings
TV-MA – TV Mature Audience Only
This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and
therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program
contains one or more types of intense objectionable content.
Content Ratings
Content Ratings are shown just below the program rating. An example is
shown for TV-Y7 with Fantasy Violence.
FV: Fantasy Violence (only applied to TV-Y7)
For those programs where fantasy violence may be more intense or more
combative than other programs in this category, such programs will be
designated TV-Y7-FV.
The meaning of a content rating increases as the program rating increases.
V: Violence
TV-PG: Moderate Violence
TV-14: Intense Violence
TV-MA: Graphic Violence
S: Sexuality
TV-PG: Some Sexual Situations
TV-14: Intense Sexual Situations
TV-MA: Explicit Sexual Activity
L: Language
TV-PG: Infrequent Coarse Language
TV-14: Strong Coarse Language
TV-MA: Crude Indecent Language
D: Dialogue
TV-PG: Some Suggestive Dialogue
TV-14: Intensely Suggestive Dialogue
TV-MA: A “D” content rating is not applied to TV-MA rated
programs as it is assumed the dialogue will be highly suggestive by the very nature of the TV-MA program rating.
For more information on TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board and its
rating system, please visit www.tvguidelines.org.
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