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DCT6400 Phase III
High Definition
DVR Cable Terminal
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Graphical symbols and supplemental warning marking locations on bottom of
terminal.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS
THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is
intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
REPAIRS
If you find the unit in need of repair, call Motorola Support at 1-866-668-2271 or
1-866-MOT-BCS1.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article
820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close as possible to the point of cable entry as practical.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING
Electric service Ground
equipment
clamp
Antenna lead
in wire
Antenna
discharge unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding
clamps
Grounding conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Power service grounding
electrode system
(NEC Article 250, Part H)
NEC=NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1
Read these instructions.
2
Keep these instructions.
3
Heed all warnings.
4
Follow all instructions.
5
Do not use this apparatus near water.
6
Clean only with dry cloth.
7
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with
the manufacturers instructions.
8
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the apparatus.
11
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
13
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
Regulatory Information
Federal Communications Commission Radio and Television Interface Statement for a Class ‘B’
Device
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in the residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation.
If the equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one of the following measures:
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and the affected receiver
•
Connect the equipment on a circuit different from the one the receiver is on
•
Ensure that the cover plate for the security card is secured and tight
Changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47 CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU
Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers, Motorola, Inc., 6450 Sequence
Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, 1-800-225-9446, declares under sole responsibility that the product
identifies with 47 CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device. Each product
marketed is identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards.
Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to be within the
variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47 CFR
2.909. Operation is subject to the following condition: This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation. The above named party is responsible for
ensuring that the equipment complies with the standards of 47 CFR, Paragraphs 15.101 to 15.109. The
Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interface Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Canadian Compliance
This Class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Software License
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Contact Us
For technical support for your DCT6400 cable terminal, call Motorola
Support at 1-866-668-2271 or 1-866-MOT-BCS1.
For questions about your cable TV service, call your cable provider.
For Motorola consumer cable products, education, and support:
http://www.motorola.com/broadband
For an overview of high definition television (HDTV):
http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/hdtv/default.asp
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DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
CONTENTS
Introduction ............................................................................................. 3
Operation ................................................................................................. 6
Turning Power On and Off............................................................... 6
Changing Channels .......................................................................... 6
Adjusting the Volume....................................................................... 6
Interactive Program Guide............................................................... 6
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)................................................................. 7
Optimizing Your DCT6400 For High Definition TV............................... 8
On-Screen Graphics ............................................................................. 12
Connecting Your DCT6400................................................................... 13
Video Connection Options ............................................................ 14
Important Safety Considerations .................................................. 15
Connecting Your DCT6400 to aN HDTV – Video Only....................... 16
Connecting HDTV – Video Only .................................................... 17
Connecting Your DCT6400 to a HDTV – Audio Only ......................... 18
Connecting HDTV – Audio Only.................................................... 19
Connecting Your DCT6400 to an A/V Receiver – Audio Only........... 20
Connecting an A/V Receiver – Audio Only .................................. 21
Connecting Your DCT6400 to a Stereo TV ........................................ 22
Connecting a Stereo TV ................................................................. 23
Connecting Your DCT6400 to a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR ............ 24
Connecting a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR..................................... 25
Connecting Your DCT6400 to an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR ......... 26
Connecting an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR.................................. 27
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Recording Your Connections .............................................................. 28
Data Devices .......................................................................................... 29
Troubleshooting .................................................................................... 30
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DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on receiving a Motorola DCT6400 Series Phase III High
Definition Advanced DVR Cable Terminal. Motorola has merged the
extraordinary features of digital cable – the seemingly endless programming
options, interactive program guides, video on demand (VoD), and
commercial free, CD quality music – with the flexibility of a dual tuner
digital video recorder (DVR) and the incredible picture quality and sound
of high definition TV (HDTV). HDTV provides up to twice the color
resolution and up to six times the sharpness of standard definition TV.
The DCT6400 enables a direct digital connection to consumer audio and
video devices through IEEE-1394 DTV and HDMI interfaces. It contains
a hard drive for hours of DVR functionality, including recording high
definition (HD) programs and watch and record functionality.
This User Guide introduces the basic features, outlines important
safeguards, and provides options for integrating your DCT6400 into your
entertainment system. Please take a few moments to read through this
User Guide. The configuration diagrams, on-screen menu description,
and troubleshooting section will help you make the most of your home
entertainment experience.
To determine which digital cable features are provided in your area,
please check with your cable operator. They will be happy to provide
instructions for these optional services.
In this guide, “DCT6400” refers to all DCT6400 Series Phase III cable
terminals, including the DCT6412 and DCT6416. They function
identically, but have different size hard drives. For example:
Model
Drive
Size
Estimated Recording Hours For
Analog
Standard Digital
HDTV
Channels
Channels
Channels
DCT6412
120 GB
24 to 32
38 to 73
10 to 15
DCT6416
160 GB
35 to 43
55 to 100
14 to 21
All times are approximate. The actual hours you can record depends on
multiple factors.
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Message Indicator
Lights when message is waiting
POWER switch
Turns unit on or off
FRONT PANEL
MENU switch
Displays menu
INFO switch
Displays current channel and program information
C URSO R
INFO
M SG S.
M ENU
ON
PO WER
USB 2 .0
VIDEO IN
L AUDIO IN R
Du a l Tu n e r DVR / HDTV C a p a b le
USB 2.0
AUDIO IN (L/R)*
POWER indicator
Connector
Audio input from
CD player or tuner
Lights when
unit is on
VIDEO IN*
CURSOR
Video input from VCR,
camcorder, or other device
Moves cursor around guide
and menu screens
AUDIO IN (R/L)*
Audio input from CD player or tuner
OPTICAL SPDIF
®
Provides Dolby Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio
OPTICAL
SPDIF
R
AUDIO
IN
L
RF OUT
RF IN 2
CM IN
RF IN 1
CABLE
RPTINOUT
CABLE IN
Input from cable provider
IR
S-VIDEO
R AUDIO
OUT
RF OUT
S-VIDEO
Output to TV
Output to
TV or VCR
L
IR
Enables you to control VCR
while recording selected program
(Not supported by all program guides)
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AUDIO OUT (R/L)
Audio output to stereo receiver
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RECORD Indicator
Lights when DVR is recording
SELECT switch
Selects menu options
GUIDE switch
Displays program guide
OPTION switch
Reserved
C H ANN EL
O PTIO N
RECO RD
G UIDE
SM ART CARD
REM OTE
SELECT
DCT6400 III
Display
REMOTE indicator
Displays channel
number and time of day
Lights when remote
control is in use
CHANNEL
SMART CARD*
Scrolls up or down
through the channels
Supports Smart Card
functionality
SPDIF (coaxial)
®
Provides Dolby Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio
VIDEO IN*
Video input from VCR, camcorder, or other device
BACK PANEL
VIDEO OUT
Video output to TV, VCR, or other device
AC Switched Outlet
ETHERNET*
Provides AC power to TV,
VCR, or other device
RJ-45 connector
SPDIF
VIDEO
IN
ETHERNET
HDMI USB
Y
IEEE
1394
OUT
Pb
SATA
Pr
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
TV PASS CARD
Y Pb Pr
HDTV video
output
IEEE 1394
HDTV output
HDMI
SATA
HDTV output
Connects to external hard drive
USB 2.0
Connector
* Your DCT6400 may not support all of the inputs and outputs shown.
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OPERATION
Turning Power On and Off
Press POWER on the front panel to turn the DCT6400 on or off. When
using the remote control, be sure it is in cable mode by pressing CABLE
before pressing POWER.
Changing Channels
You can change channels in two ways:
•
Press CHANNEL S or T on the DCT6400 front panel, or
press CHANNEL + or - on the remote control to step through the
channel selection.
•
Enter the number of the channel you wish to view using the number
keys on the remote control.
Adjusting the Volume
Press VOLUME + or – on the remote control to adjust the volume. When
you adjust the volume, the volume scale is displayed on the screen.
Press MUTE on the remote control to turn the sound off and on again.
For best audio quality, use the remote control to set the DCT6400 to
approximately ¾ of the maximum volume level and then adjust the audio
levels on external devices such as your TV or A/V Receiver.
Interactive Program Guide
The interactive program guide (IPG) displays information about TV
programs and enables you to access features such as Parental Control
or Pay-Per-View. IPGs can vary with each cable service provider. Refer
to your IPG manual for detailed instructions.
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DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR)
The DCT6400 contains a hard drive for the digital video recorder (DVR)
to record standard- and high-definition TV (HDTV) programs.
A standard VCR records and plays analog video. DVR records and plays
digital video. Unlike an analog tape, the hard drive allows simultaneous
recording and playback.
A DVR offers the ability to control your viewing experience by pausing
(time shifting) live TV and providing trick playback modes (pause, fast
forward, slow forward, fast rewind, slow rewind). You may experience a
slight delay between time shifted and live TV.
With the DCT6400, you can:
Record Programming
Record hours of TV programming. The total hours of recorded content
depends on your hard drive capacity and content type (digital, analog, or
HD) that you record.
Maintain a Personal Program Library
Maintain a personal library of recorded programming, accessed using the
interactive program guide (IPG).
Control Live TV
Pause, rewind, or fast-forward live TV.
Simultaneously Watch Two Programs
Watch two programs and easily switch between them using the SWAP
key on your remote control. (Dependent upon program guide support.)
Simultaneous Watch and Record
Record one program in the background while viewing another live
broadcast at the same time.
Simultaneously Record Two Shows
Record two programs from two different channels at the same time.
Simultaneously Record Two Shows and Watch a Recorded Program
Watch a recorded program while recording up to two other programs at
the same time. You can also easily switch viewing the pre-recorded
program and either of the programs you’re recording.
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OPTIMIZING YOUR DCT6400 FOR HIGH DEFINITION TV
The DCT6400 outputs HD video through its Y Pb Pr (component), HDMI,
or IEEE 1394 connectors. This section describes how to optimize
standard and HD video based on your HDTV and personal preferences.
If you use the IEEE 1394 output, no adjustments to the settings are required.
For a TV with an HDMI connection, be sure the TV is on and connected
to the DCT6400 HDMI OUT connector before adjusting the settings.
Motorola recommends using HDMI cables less than 20 meters long.
You can configure the TV type, HDMI and/or Y Pb Pr video output, and
closed captioning.
To optimize the output settings:
1
Be sure your DCT6400 is plugged into a power outlet and
connected to your TV.
2
Power off the DCT6400 and then immediately press the MENU key
on the front panel. If your TV is on, the on-screen menu lists the
settings you can configure:
USER SETTINGS
>
TV TYPE
HDMI/YpbPr OUTPUT
4:3 OVERRIDE
16:9
1080I
480I
CLOSED CAPTION
SERVICE SELECTION
ANALOG
DIGITAL
FONT SIZE
FONT COLOR
FONT OPACITY
FONT EDGE TYPE
FONT EDGE COLOR
BACKGROUND COLOR
BACKGROUND OPACITY
SETTINGS
RESTORE ALL DEFAULTS
DISABLED
CC1
PRIMARY LANGUAGE
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
AUTO
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Use your remote control or the cursor keys on the front panel to navigate
the on-screen display:
•
Press the ▲ and ▼ keys to highlight the setting you wish to
change.
•
Press the ► key to select an option.
•
To exit the setting and move to another setting, use the ▲ and ▼
keys.
If the User Settings menu does not display on the HDTV screen, the TV
may not support the default video output setting. Use the front panel LED
to adjust the settings as described in “There is no video on the TV
screen” in “Troubleshooting.”
For a TV with an HDMI connection, be sure the TV is on and connected
to the DCT6400 HDMI OUT connector before adjusting the settings.
The User Settings menu options are:
Setting
Description
TV Type
Sets the aspect ratio. The front panel display indicates the
type you select. Defaults to 16:9. Options are 16:9 for wide
screen TVs or 4:3 LETTERBOX or 4:3 PAN/SCAN for
standard TVs:
HDMI/YPbPr
Output
•
4:3 LETTERBOX fits widescreen programming on the
screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom.
•
4:3 PAN/SCAN fills the screen by cropping the left and
right edges of widescreen programming.
Sets the video display format for the HDMI or component
video outputs. The front panel display indicates the format
you select. Defaults to 1080i. Options are 1080i, 720p, 480p,
or 480i. For HDMI only, additional options you can use to
display video on a computer monitor are PC1-VGA
(640x480) and PC2-XVGA (800x600).
Some TVs only support certain display formats. Check your
TV user manual for more information.
If you are not using the HDMI connection, the HDMI/YPbPr
OUTPUT setting displays as YPbPr OUTPUT.
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Setting
Description
4:3 Override
Sets the display format for 4:3 standard-definition
programming. If the YPbPr Output is set to 1080i, 720p, or
480p, this setting defaults to 480i. If the YPbPr Output is set
to 480i, this setting defaults to OFF and cannot be changed.
Options are:
•
OFF displays non-high-definition programs having a 4:3
aspect ratio in wide screen format. On an HDTV, black
bars display on the left and right of the picture. Selecting
OFF for a 4:3 TV may result in a small picture with black
bars around it.
•
480i displays non-high-definition programs in their
original 480i format. Some TVs cannot display 480i
format on their component video inputs (YPbPr). Check
the TV user manual for more information.
•
480p converts non-high-definition TV programs to a
higher-quality 480p format. Some TVs cannot display
480p format on their component video inputs (YPbPr).
Check the TV user manual for more information.
•
Stretch automatically stretches all standard definition
programming to fill your widescreen display. Stretch can
only be selected if you have TV Type set to 16:9.
Closed Caption
Turns closed captions off or on. The front panel display
indicates the status of the closed captions. Defaults to
DISABLED. Options are ENABLED or DISABLED.
Closed Caption
Turns closed captions off or on. The LED panel displays the
status of the closed captions. Defaults to DISABLED.
Options are ENABLED or DISABLED.
Service
Selection
Sets the service used for closed captions:
•
Analog: CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, T1, T2, T3, or T4. The
default is CC1.
•
Digital: PRIMARY LANGUAGE, SECONDARY
LANGUAGE, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The default is PRIMARY
LANGUAGE.
Font Size
Sets the font size for closed captions. Defaults to AUTO.
Options are AUTO, STANDARD, LARGE, or SMALL.
Font Style
Sets the font style. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO,
MONO SERIF, PROPORTION SERIF, MONO NO SERIF,
PROPORTION NO SERIF, CASUAL, CURSIVE, or SMALL.
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Setting
Description
Font Color
Sets the font color. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO,
WHITE, BLACK, RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW,
MAGENTA, or CYAN.
Font Opacity
Sets the opacity. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO,
TRANSPARENT, TRANSLUCENT, SOLID, or FLASHING.
Font Edge Type
Sets the edge appearance — AUTO, NONE, RAISED,
DEPRESSED, UNIFORM, LEFT SHADOWED, or RIGHT
SHADOWED. The default is AUTO.
Font Edge Color
Sets the edge color — AUTO, WHITE, BLACK, RED,
GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, MAGENTA, or CYAN. The default
is AUTO.
Background
Color
Sets the background color for closed captions. Defaults to
AUTO. Options are AUTO, WHITE, BLACK, RED, GREEN,
BLUE, YELLOW, MAGENTA, or CYAN.
Background
Opacity
Sets the background opacity for closed captions. Defaults to
AUTO. Options are AUTO, TRANSPARENT,
TRANSLUCENT, SOLID, or FLASHING.
Settings
Sets the default settings for closed captions (AUTO) or the
settings you have configured (USER). Defaults to AUTO.
Options are AUTO or USER.
Restore All
Defaults
To reset all User Settings to their defaults, select this option
and press the ► key.
For HDMI only, when you first connect a TV to the DCT6400
using the HDMI connection, the TV and the DCT6400
exchange information to automatically determine the best
possible TV TYPE and HDMI/YPbPr OUTPUT settings. You
can change these settings at any time:
•
To cause the HDMI TV and DCT6400 to re-exchange
information to restore the automatic settings, select
Restore All Defaults with the HDMI connection in place
and the TV powered on.
•
If you connect another HDMI TV to the DCT6400, select
Restore All Defaults. This causes the TV and DCT6400
to exchange information, enabling settings suited to your
new TV.
To exit the menu and save your settings, press the POWER or MENU key.
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ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS
The DCT6400 can generate on-screen graphics that overlay the video
programming or fill the entire television screen. Common examples
include on-screen menus (such as the User Setting menu), closed
captions, and interactive program guides. The DCT6400 overlays these
graphics whenever you display a menu, enable closed captions, or scroll
through a program grid.
On-screen graphics are available for all DCT6400 video outputs except
for IEEE 1394.
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CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400
This section describes connecting the DCT6400 to your home
entertainment system.
Instructions and diagrams are included for connections to:
•
High definition television (HDTV)
•
A/V Receiver – Audio
•
Stereo TV
•
Stereo TV and Stereo VCR
•
A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR
Before you move or change components on your entertainment system,
review the following:
•
For basic cable connections, use 75-ohm coaxial cables equipped
with F-type connectors.
•
Disconnect power from the cable terminal before connecting or
changing cable connections.
For information on connecting for HDTV, see “Video Options” on the next
page.
CAUTION!
Do not place anything on top of the cable terminal, especially other home
entertainment components. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation to
prevent overheating.
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Video Connection Options
The DCT6400 offers the following video outputs:
HDTV
Component video, HDMI, or IEEE 1394
Standard
Composite video, S-Video, or RF coaxial
To determine the available inputs on your TV, check the manual supplied
with the TV or the TV itself.
Use the following guidelines to determine the best video connection for
your home entertainment system:
•
Component video (Y Pb Pr) – HDTV and standard
The Y Pb Pr connectors on your DCT6400 provide component
video, which is the most widely supported HDTV connection.
•
HDMI or IEEE 1394 – HDTV and standard
HDMI and IEEE 1394 offer higher video quality than component
video. If your TV has an HDMI input, use the HDMI connections on
your DCT6400 instead of IEEE 1394. Motorola recommends using
HDMI cables less than 20 meters long.
HDMI and IEEE 1394 are video and audio connections. If you use
HDMI or IEEE 1394, no separate audio connection to your TV is
required.
HDMI is compatible with DVi. If your TV has a DVI input, you can
use an HDMI-to-DVI converter cable to connect to the DCT6400
HDMI connector.
If you use IEEE 1394, on-screen graphics do not display.
•
S-Video – standard only
If your TV has an S-Video input, use S-Video. S-Video is the
highest quality standard-definition video output on the DCT6400.
•
Composite video – standard only
If your TV does not have an S-Video input, use the composite
video (VIDEO) output.
•
RF coaxial – standard only
If your TV only has a coaxial RF input, connect it to the DCT6400
connector.
RF OUT
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DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
Important Safety Considerations
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Follow these important safety guidelines when positioning and
connecting your cable terminal:
•
Position the DCT6400 with at least 2 inches of space above and on
all sides
•
Do not block the slots and openings
•
Do not place anything on top of the DCT6400
•
Do not position the DCT6400 in an enclosed space that would
restrict airflow around the unit
•
Do not position the DCT6400 near any external heat source that
could raise the temperature around the unit. Do not place the
terminal on top of another heat-producing electronic device.
•
Allow for adequate ventilation around the DCT6400 to maintain
normal operating temperature. Do not place it in a sealed enclosure
without providing for adequate airflow.
•
Do not plug the AC power cord into a switched power outlet.
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CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO AN HDTV – VIDEO ONLY
HDMI
connection
Component video
connection
IEEE 1394
connection
DCT6400 Phase III
OPTICAL
SPDIF
R
AUDIO
IN
L
RF IN 2
CM IN
VIDEO
SPDIF
RF OUT
HDMI USB
RF IN 1
CABLE
IN
RPT OUT
ETHERNET
OUT
IN
R
IR S-VIDEO
AUDIO L
OUT
Y
Pb
IEEE
1394
SATA
Pr
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
TV PASS CARD
Cable in
Either / or
HDTV
Co m p o n en t
Vid eo In p u t
HDM I
Y
Pb
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
IEEE 1394
Pr
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DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
Connecting HDTV – Video Only
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT6400.
2
Connect the HDTV using component video, HDMI, or IEEE 1394.
Component video (Y Pb Pr)
Connect the component video cables to the Y, Pb, and Pr connectors on
your DCT6400 and the HDTV.
This connection carries video only. To connect the audio connections for
your HDTV, refer to the following page. To connect your audio
connections for a home theater receiver, refer to “Connecting Your
DCT6400 to an A/V Receiver – Audio Only.”
HDMI
If your HDTV has a HDMI input, connect an HDMI cable less than 20
meters long to the HDMI OUT connector on your HDTV and the DCT6400.
If you use the TV as the primary audio source or your home theater
receiver has an HDMI input and output, the HDMI connection carries
video and audio.
If your TV has a DVI input, you can use an HDMI-to-DVI converter cable
to connect to the DCT6400 HDMI connector.
For information on configuring your DCT6400 settings, see “Optimizing
Your DCT6400 for High Definition TV.”
IEEE 1394
If your HDTV has an IEEE 1394 connector, you can connect an IEEE
1394 cable to the IEEE 1394 connector on your HDTV and the DCT6400.
If you use the TV as the primary audio source, the IEEE 1394 connection
carries video and audio.
If you use the IEEE 1394 connection, on-screen graphics cannot display.
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CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO A HDTV – AUDIO ONLY
Audio
connection
Optical SPDIF
connection
SPDIF audio
connection
DCT6400 Phase III
OPTICAL
SPDIF
R
AUDIO
IN
RF IN 2
CM IN
VIDEO
L SPDIF
RF OUT
HDMI USB
RF IN 1
CABLE
RPTINOUT
ETHERNET
R
IR S-VIDEO
AUDIO L
OUT
Y
IEEE
1394
OUT
IN
Pb
SATA
Pr
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
TV PASS CARD
Cable in
Either / or
HDTV
INPUT
DIGITAL INPUT
COAX
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
OPT ICAL
SPDIF
AUDIO L EF T
AUDIO RIGHT
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DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
Connecting HDTV – Audio Only
Connect the stereo audio cable to the AUDIO R and L connectors on the
DCT6400 and the corresponding connectors on the HDTV.
If your equipment supports it, use the OPTICAL SPDIF or coaxial digital
SPDIF outputs instead of the AUDIO R and L outputs. In most cases,
S/PDIF offers better audio quality, including support for Dolby 5.1
Surround Sound.
HDMI and IEEE1394 carry video and audio. If you connect the DCT6400
to your HDTV using HDMI or IEEE1394, no additional audio connections
to the TV are necessary.
For information on configuring your DCT6400 settings, see “Optimizing
Your DCT6400 for High Definition TV.”
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CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO AN A/V RECEIVER – AUDIO ONLY
Audio
connection
SPDIF audio Optical SPDIF
connection
connection
DCT6400 Phase III
OPTICAL
SPDIF
R
AUDIO
IN
L SPDIF
RF OUT
RF IN 2
CM IN
VIDEO
IN
CABLE
RPTINOUT
ETHERNET
HDMI USB
R
IR S-VIDEO
AUDIO L
OUT
Y
IEEE
1394
OUT
RF IN 1
Pb
SATA
Pr
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
TV PASS CARD
Either / or
AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
DIGITAL INPUT
COAX
DVD
OPT ICAL
CABL E/T V
VIDEO 2
T V/M ONIT OR
OUT PUT
SPEAKER
CONNECT ORS
IN
VCR
VIDEO S-VIDEO
OUT
A/V receiver
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DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
Connecting an A/V Receiver – Audio Only
The audio connections options to your A/V receiver or home theater
receiver are:
•
Optical SPDIF: Connect the optical SPDIF cable to the OPTICAL
on the DCT6400 and the corresponding connector
on the A/V receiver.
SPDIF connector
•
Coaxial SPDIF: Connect the digital audio cable to the SPDIF
connector on the DCT6400 and the corresponding connector on
the A/V receiver.
•
Stereo audio R and L: Connect the stereo audio cable to the
AUDIO R and L connectors on the DCT6400 and the corresponding
connectors on the A/V receiver.
If you’re A/V receiver supports it, use the OPTICAL SPDIF or coaxial SPDIF
outputs on the DCT6400 instead of its stereo AUDIO R and L outputs. In
most cases, S/PDIF offers better audio quality, including support for
Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.
For information on configuring your DCT6400 settings, see “Optimizing
Your DCT6400 for High Definition TV.”
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CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO A STEREO TV
RF (75 ohm)
connection
S-Video
connection
Video
connection
Audio
connection
DCT6400 Phase III
OPTICAL
SPDIF
R
AUDIO
IN
L SPDIF
RF OUT
RF IN 2
CM IN
VIDEO
IN
HDMI USB
RF IN 1
CABLE
INOUT
RPT
ETHERNET
R
IR S-VIDEO
AUDIO L
OUT
Y
IEEE
1394
OUT
Pb
SATA
Pr
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
TV PASS CARD
Cable in
Stereo TV
Either / or
INPUT
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
AUDIO L EF T
AUDIO RIGHT
Depending on the TV’s inputs:
1
If possible, use the S-VIDEO and AUDIO connectors on the DCT6400.
2
If the TV has no S-Video input, use the composite VIDEO and AUDIO
connectors on the DCT6400.
3
If the TV has an RF input only, use the RF OUT connector on the
DCT6400. The RF connection carries video and audio.
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DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
Connecting a Stereo TV
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT6400.
2
Connect the stereo audio cable to the AUDIO R and L connectors on
the DCT6400 and the corresponding connectors on the stereo TV.
3
Connect an S-video cable to the S-VIDEO connectors on the
DCT6400 and the TV.
or
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the DCT6400
and the VIDEO IN connector on the TV.
OR
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT6400.
2
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the RF OUT connector on the
DCT6400 and the RF connector on the TV.
This video connection method does not support HD video. For more
information, see “Connecting Your DCT6400 to an HDTV – Video Only.”
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CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO A STEREO TV AND STEREO VCR
RF (75 ohm)
connection
Video
connection
Audio
connection
DCT6400 Phase III
OPTICAL
SPDIF
R
AUDIO
IN
L
SPDIF
RF OUT
RF IN 2
CM IN
VIDEO
IN
ETHERNET
OUT
HDMI USB
RF IN 1
R
IR S-VIDEO
CABLE
INOUT
RPT
AUDIO L
OUT
Y
Pb
IEEE
1394
SATA
Pr
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
TV PASS CARD
Cable in
Stereo VCR
Stereo TV
INPUT
INPUT
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
AUDIO
S-VIDEO
OUT PUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
VIDEO
VIDEO
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
To T V
R
L
R
L
AUDIO L EF T
AUDIO RIGHT
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DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
Connecting a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT6400.
2
Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT R and L connectors
on the DCT6400 and the INPUT AUDIO R and L connectors on the
stereo VCR.
3
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the DCT6400
and the INPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo VCR.
4
Connect a stereo audio cable to the OUTPUT AUDIO R and L
connectors on the stereo VCR and the INPUT AUDIO RIGHT and LEFT
connectors on the stereo TV.
5
Connect a video cable to the OUTPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo
VCR and the INPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo TV.
This video connection method does not support HD video. For more
information, see “Connecting Your DCT6400 to an HDTV – Video Only.”
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CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO AN A/V RECEIVER, TV, AND VCR
RF (75 ohm)
connection
Video
connection
Audio
connection
Optical SPDIF
connection
DCT6400 Phase III
OPTICAL
SPDIF
R
AUDIO
IN
L SPDIF
RF OUT
RF IN 2
CM IN
VIDEO
ETHERNET
HDMI USB
RF IN 1
R
IR S-VIDEO
CABLE
INOUT
RPT
AUDIO L
OUT
Y
IEEE
1394
OUT
IN
Pb
SATA
Pr
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W
MAX
TV PASS CARD
Cable in
Stereo VCR
Stereo TV
INPUT
INPUT
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
AUDIO
S-VIDEO
OUT PUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
VIDEO
VIDEO
R
L
R
AUDIO L EF T
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
To T V
L
AUDIO RIGHT
A/V receiver
AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
DIGITAL INPUT
COAX
DVD
OPT ICAL
CABL E/T V
VIDEO 2
T V/M ONIT OR
OUT PUT
IN
VCR
VIDEO S-VIDEO
OUT
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SPEAKER
CONNECT ORS
DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
Connecting an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR
1
Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the
CABLE IN connector on the DCT6400.
2
Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT R and L connectors
on the DCT6400 and the INPUT R and L connectors on the
A/V receiver.
3
Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the DCT6400
and the CABLE/TV VIDEO connector on the A/V receiver.
4
Connect a stereo audio cable to the VCR AUDIO OUT R and L
connectors on the A/V receiver and the INPUT AUDIO R and L
connectors on the stereo VCR.
5
Connect a stereo audio cable to the OUTPUT AUDIO OUT R and L
connectors on the stereo VCR and the VCR AUDIO IN R and L
connectors on the A/V receiver.
6
Connect a video cable to the INPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo
VCR and the VIDEO VCR OUT connector on the A/V receiver.
7
Connect a video cable to the OUTPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo
VCR and the VIDEO VCR IN connector on the A/V receiver.
8
Connect a video cable to the INPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo
TV and the TV/MONITOR OUTPUT video connector on the A/V
receiver.
If you can:
•
Use the OPTICAL SPDIF or coaxial SPDIF outputs instead of the stereo
and L outputs. In most cases, S/PDIF offers better audio
quality, including support for Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.
AUDIO R
•
Use the S-video connections instead of the standard RCA video
connections. In most cases, S-video offers better video quality.
This video connection method does not support HD video. For more
information, see “Connecting Your DCT6400 to an HDTV – Video Only.”
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RECORDING YOUR CONNECTIONS
Use this diagram to record connections between your home entertainment
components. You can use this diagram to reconnect your system if you
move the equipment or add new equipment.
Disconnect the power from the DCT6400 before connecting or changing
cable connections. Do not place another component or object on top of
the DCT6400.
DCT6400 Phase III
OPTICAL
SPDIF
R
AUDIO
IN
L
SPDIF
RF OUT
CM IN
RF IN 2
VIDEO
IN
ETHERNET
OUT
HDMI USB
RF IN 1
R
CABLE
INOUT
RPT
IR S-VIDEO
AUDIO L
OUT
Y
Pb
IEEE
1394
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
SATA
Pr
TV PASS CARD
VCR
TV
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
INPUT
CABL E/
ANT ENNA IN
AUDIO
L /M ONO
AUDIO
SPDIF
DVI-HDT V
R
OUT PUT
VIDEO
OPT ICAL
SPDIF
VIDEO
R
L
Y
AUDIO IN
To T V
R
L
R
VIDEO IN
S-VIDEO IN
HDM I
Pb
L
Pr
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO OUT
S-VIDEO OUT
IEEE 1394
DVD
Stereo receiver
R
L
CD IN
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO OUT
SPEAKER
CONNECT ORS
VIDEO
AUX IN
COAX
OPT ICAL
R
L
IN
DIGITAL
ANAL OG
TAPE 1
OUT
A/V receiver
AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
DIGITAL INPUT
COAX
DVD
OPT ICAL
CABL E/T V
VIDEO 2
T V/M ONIT OR
OUT PUT
IN
VCR
VIDEO S-VIDEO
OUT
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SPEAKER
CONNECT ORS
S-VIDEO
DCT6400 Phase III User Guide
DATA DEVICES
DCT6400 Phase III
OPTICAL
SPDIF R
AUDIO
IN
L SPDIF
RF OUT
RF IN 2
CM IN
VIDEO
IN
CABLE
RPTINOUT
USB
devices
ETHERNET
HDMI USB
R
IR S-VIDEO
AUDIO L
OUT
Y
IEEE
1394
OUT
RF IN 1
Pb
SATA
Pr
SWITCHED
105-125V
60Hz
4A MAX
500W MAX
TV PASS CARD
External hard
drive
Audio/video
devices
Do not attempt to connect data devices without contacting your service
provider. Advanced data features require the proper application and
network infrastructure to operate.
In addition to high quality audio and video, the DCT6400 can deliver
high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail, IP Telephony,
E-Commerce, and home banking.
The functionality of the illustrated interfaces depends on the services
offered by your service provider.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before calling your service provider, review this troubleshooting guide.
This information is to help you quickly solve a problem. If your problem
still exists, contact your service provider.
Problem
Possible Solution
The DCT6400 will
not power on
The DCT6400 may have received a software update and
may not power on while the new software is being
installed. Try again in a few minutes.
Verify that the AC power cord is connected to the DCT6400
and an AC outlet. Unplug the DCT6400 from the AC
outlet, plug it back in, and then press the POWER button.
If the DCT6400 is connected to a switched outlet on
another unit, verify that that unit is powered on.
Press the POWER button on the DCT6400 front panel
instead of the remote control. The batteries in the remote
control may be depleted.
The remote control
does not work
Verify that the remote control is in “Cable” mode.
Verify that there are no obstructions between the remote
control and the DCT6400. Aim the remote control directly
at the DCT6400 front panel, not the TV or VCR.
The angle between the remote control and the DCT6400
may be too large. Stand in front of the DCT6400 and not
too far to either side.
Press and release operation keys one at a time, firmly
and deliberately.
Try changing channels using the buttons on the
DCT6400 front panel.
Check the batteries in the remote control. Install new
batteries if needed.
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Problem
Possible Solution
There is no audio
when viewing cable
channels
Verify that the MUTE button on the DCT6400 or the
remote control was not pressed. Press MUTE on the
remote control to restore sound.
If the DCT6400 audio output is connected to the TV,
verify that the MUTE button on the TV was not pressed.
If the DCT6400 audio output is connected to a home
theater receiver, verify that the receiver is set to the
appropriate input source and the mute button on the
receiver was not pressed.
Verify that you used the correct audio cables for the ports.
Verify that the audio cables are firmly connected
between the DCT6400 and the audio playback device
(TV, receiver, DVD player, etc.).
There is no audio
from the center
and/or surround
speakers of a home
theater receiver
connected to the
DCT6400
Not all Dolby Digital programs feature full 5.1 surround
sound. In some cases, the programs may only contain
left and right stereo audio.
Verify that the coaxial or optical SPDIF cable is firmly
connected to the DCT6400 and the home theater receiver.
Verify that the home theater receiver is set to a surround
sound audio mode (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic® II, or
Dolby Pro Logic).
Verify that the receiver is properly configured to work
with all connected speakers.
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Problem
Possible Solution
There is no video
on the TV screen
Verify that the TV is powered on and set to the
appropriate input source for the DCT6400.
Verify that the DCT6400 is powered on and tuned to an
authorized cable channel.
Verify that all video cables between the DCT6400 and
the TV are firmly connected.
Verify that the coaxial cable feed is firmly connected to
the DCT6400 and the wall jack.
If the DCT6400 is connected to a home theater unit,
verify that the home theater unit is powered on and set to
the appropriate input source.
If the DCT6400 is connected to a TV through its HDMI
connection, power off the TV and then power off the
DCT6400. Wait one second and then power on the
devices.
Not all HDTVs can display every output format (1080i,
720p, 480p, or 480i) available on the DCT6400. To
select a different format:
1
Ensure that your DCT6400 is plugged into a power
outlet and is turned off.
2
Press the MENU key on the front panel. Your
settings are displayed on the DCT6400 front panel
display.
3
Press the ▲ and ▼ keys to display the
HDMI/YPbPr OUTPUT setting.
4
Press the ► key to cycle through the available
output formats until a picture displays on the TV.
No graphics or
program guides
appear on the TV
screen
If you use the IEEE 1394 connection, on-screen
graphics, including closed captions and program guides,
are not displayed. If possible, use HDMI or component
video instead.
No closed captions
display
Verify on the User Settings menu that closed captions
are enabled on the DCT6400.
Verify that closed captions are enabled on the TV.
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Problem
Possible Solution
There are black
bars to the right
and left of the
picture
Wide screen TVs display 4:3 programs in this format
unless set to Stretch. Turn on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature
in the User Settings menu. This enables most wide
screen TVs to stretch the video to fill the screen (see
your TV manual for information about stretching 4:3
video).
If the DCT6400 is connected to a wide screen TV, verify
that the TV TYPE is set to 16:9 in the User Settings
menu.
Many HD programs are broadcast in pillar-box format
with black bars to the left and right of the picture. These
programs are broadcast in 16:9 HD formats even though
the video is not 16:9.
There are black
bars above and
below the picture
All 4:3 HDTVs display HD programs in letterbox format
(black bars above and below the picture) because of the
shape of the display screen.
Turn on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature in the User Settings
menu. This enables most standard screen TVs to display
a full screen picture when the DCT6400 is tuned to a 4:3
program.
Set the TV TYPE to 4:3 Pan-Scan. This enables the
DCT6400 to remove the black bars above and below the
picture when possible.
Some SD programs are broadcast in the letterbox format
with black bars above and below the picture. Some wide
screens TVs offer a zoom feature that may be able to
remove the black bars (see your TV manual for
information about zooming 4:3 video).
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Problem
Possible Solution
There are black
bars on all four
sides of the picture
This may occur on a 4:3 TV if the 4:3 OVERRIDE setting
is OFF. To set 4:3 SD programming to fill the screen,
depending on the capabilities of the TV, set
4:3 OVERRIDE to 480i or 480p.
This may occur on a 16:9 TV if the active video for an SD
broadcast is in letterbox format. To confirm, wait for a
commercial or look for a graphic, such as a network logo.
If the commercial fills the screen from top to bottom, or
the graphic appears below the active video, the program
is being letterboxed by the broadcaster. You can
minimize this by activating the zoom feature on the TV.
A broadcaster may include black bars on either side of a
wide screen broadcast. This is called a “hybrid” aspect
ratio and results in a black border surrounding the video
on a 4:3 TV. Because this is part of the broadcast, the
DCT6400 cannot correct the video. You may be able to
minimize the border using the zoom feature on the TV.
The DCT6400 is
making a humming
noise.
The DCT6400 includes an integrated hard drive and a
fan for cooling. During normal operation, the DCT6400
emits a low humming noise, similar to a personal
computer. The noise varies in volume occasionally when
the speed of the internal fan adjusts to changes in the
temperature around the DCT6400. Please note the hard
drive will stay on even when the DCT6400 is turned off.
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