Pace TDC777D
INSTALLATION GUIDE
Pace TDC777D
BRINGING TECHNOLOGY HOME
www.pace.com
CONTENTS
SAFETY INFORMATION..................................................................................3
OVERVIEW.....................................................................................................6
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
Using the front-panel buttons........................................................................6
REAR PANEL..................................................................................................7
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT....................................................................8
Getting the cables ready............................................................................8
Connecting a remote “eye” (IR receiver)...................................................8
Choosing the best setup............................................................................9
Setup A - HDMI TV (+ optional home theater).........................................10
Setup B - DVI TV (+ optional home theater)............................................11
Setup C - VCR and HDMI TV...................................................................12
Setup D - VCR, Home Theater system,and HDMI TV . ............................13
Setup E - DVD and HDMI TV . ................................................................................. 14
Setup F - VCR, DVD, Home Theater system, and HDMI TV.....................15
Setup G - Component-video HDTV (+ optional home theater) ................16
Setup H - DVD and Component-video HDTV (+ optional home theater) .17
Setup I - VCR, DVD, Home theater, and Component-video HDTV . .........18
Connecting the power cord to the set-top...............................................19
Connecting equipment to the wall AC outlets..........................................19
OPERATING THE SET-TOP...........................................................................20
Turning the set-top on and off.................................................................20
Using the remote control.........................................................................20
Lightning storms.....................................................................................20
Tuning the TV and VCR to the set-top......................................................21
Displaying a picture on the HDTV screen.................................................22
Setting up subtitles..................................................................................22
Using the set-top’s DVR (digital video recorder) functions......................23
Using an external hard disk.....................................................................23
Using RF Bypass.....................................................................................24
Using Zoom to change the picture...........................................................24
This product incorporates copyright protection technology
that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology
must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for
home and other limited pay-per-view uses only unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC.
Other trademarks listed herein are the property of their
respective owners.
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All rights reserved.
Pace and
are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Pace plc
This manual describes some on‑screen displays
such as menus. These may change in the future,
if the set-top’s software is updated over the cable.
However, the way that you use the menus will
remain similar to the way described in this manual.
MAKING USER SETTINGS...........................................................................25
About User Settings.................................................................................25
About the TV Aspect Ratio.......................................................................25
About TV Display Capability (resolution settings)....................................26
Setting Auto Pillarbox..............................................................................28
Making Closed Caption Settings..............................................................29
Making Front-Panel Settings...................................................................30
Setting Hard Disk Sleep Mode.................................................................31
Making HDMI Settings.............................................................................31
Removing the User Settings menus........................................................31
Restoring the factory default settings......................................................32
USING THE SETUP MENUS.........................................................................33
DISPLAYING DIAGNOSTIC SCREENS..........................................................34
SOLVING PROBLEMS..................................................................................35
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SAFETY INFORMATION
This digital set-top has been manufactured and tested with your safety in
mind. However, improper use can result in potential electric shock or fire
hazards. To avoid defeating the safeguards that have been built into the
set-top, please observe the precautions discussed in this document.
Warnings on the set-top
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Before you install or use the apparatus, you must read and
understand these Important Safety Instructions.
At all times when using the apparatus you must follow
these Important Safety Instructions to reduce the risk of fire,
electrical shock and injury to persons.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within a triangle,
is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous” voltages within the set-top’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
3. Heed all warnings.
The exclamation point within a triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important instructions in the literature
accompanying the set-top.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Other warnings
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover of the set-top.
There are no user-serviceable parts inside it.
Do not perform any servicing unless you are qualified to do so. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing the set-top yourself will
invalidate the warranty.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this set-top to
rain or moisture.
On the rear panel of the set-top there is a tamper-evident label that states
‘Warranty void if broken or removed’.
To avoid possible damage to the internal hard disk, do not pick up or move
the set-top while it is connected to the wall AC outlet. If you want to move
the set-top, first stop any recording, then turn off the set-top and wait 60
seconds before disconnecting it. You should handle the set-top carefully, as
any damage you cause to the internal hard disk (or any other component)
will invalidate the warranty.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
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 groundingtype 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 the 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.Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a
cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Installation
The installation of the set-top should be carried out by a qualified installer
and should conform to local codes.
Note to the installer
This reminder is provided to call the attention of the cable-TV-system
installer to Section 820 of the National Electrical Code (USA), which
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 to the point of cable entry as is practical.
Service address:
Pace Americas Inc.
3701 FAU Boulevard, Suite 200, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 U.S.A.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as 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.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
In addition to the Important Safety Instructions, please read the Safety
Information below.
Power sources
The model number, serial number, and electrical rating of this set-top are
on a label on its base.
You must operate the set-top only from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your dealer or local power company. If you move the
set-top between locations at different temperatures, allow it to reach room
temperature before you apply power to it.
Overloading
Do not overload wall AC outlets, extension cords or other power outlets as
this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Lightning
For added protection for the set-top during a lightning storm, or when
it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, disconnect the
cable system from the set-top. See also item 13 in the Important Safety
Instructions.
Ambient temperature
The operating temperature range of the set-top is 32-104°F. If the ambient
temperature around the set-top falls outside this range, you must correct
this in order for the set-top to work correctly and safely. For example, if the
temperature is too high, make sure there is sufficient ventilation (see below)
and that the set-top is not directly on top of or underneath other equipment.
Ventilation
Slots and openings in the casing of the set-top are provided for ventilation,
to ensure reliable operation of the set-top and to protect it from overheating.
• Never block the ventilation openings by placing the set-top on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Place it on a hard, flat surface.
• Never cover the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers,
table-cloths, or curtains.
• You can place the set-top near other consumer electronics devices, such
as stereo amplifiers or televisions, but you must not place it directly on
top or underneath them.
Water and moisture
Do not expose the set-top to rain or moisture, dripping or splashing, and
ensure that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, are placed on the
set-top. See also item 5 in the Important Safety Instructions.
Entry of objects and liquids
Never push objects of any kind into the set-top through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in
fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the set-top.
Transporting
Move the combination of set-top and cart with care. Quick stops,
excessive force and uneven surfaces may cause the combination of set-top
and cart to overturn. See also item 12 in the Important Safety Instructions.
Placement and mounting
Do not place the set-top on an unstable or uneven surface. The set-top
may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult and serious damage
to the set-top. If you mount the set-top, for example to a wall or ceiling,
follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer. See also item 12 in the Important
Safety Instructions.
Risk of fire or scorching
Never place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or adjacent
to the set-top.
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure that the service technician
has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or that have
the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards. See also item 14 in the
Important Safety Instructions.
Safety check
Upon completion of any servicing or repairs to the set-top, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to determine that the set-top is in
its proper operating condition. See also item 14 in the Important Safety
Instructions.
SAVE THIS INFORMATION FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
• Do not place the set-top in a
built-in installation such as
a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided
and you have adhered to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
• Maintain a minimum
distance of three inches
around the set-top for
sufficient ventilation.
3 in.
3 in.
3 in.
See also item 7 in the Important
Safety Instructions.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
Safety aspects of connections
Regulatory information
Full details of the rear panel are on page 7.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to modify the set-top without written
authorization from the manufacturer. Unauthorized modification
could void your authority to operate the set-top.
Connecting
Do not connect the set-top (or any other equipment such as a TV or VCR)
to the power supply until you have properly connected all the other cables.
The set-top operates with a 110-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz power supply.
Do not connect the set-top to any supply other than this.
This set-top is equipped with a two-wire power cord, with a polarized plug
at one end. The other end of the cord is fitted with a polarized connector,
which is shaped such that it can be fitted only one way into the power
input connector of the set-top. Connect this end first, before inserting the
polarized plug into the wall AC outlet.
Disconnecting
Disconnect the set-top from the power supply before you disconnect any
other equipment from its rear panel.
The only way to disconnect the set-top from the power supply is to remove
the power cord from the wall AC outlet. Therefore, you must install the settop near to the wall AC outlet, which should be easily accessible.
If you are in any doubt about the power cord, its plug, or its connection,
consult a qualified electrician.
NOTE
The set-top 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 a residential installation. The set-top 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 set-top does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
set-top off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the set-top and the receiver.
• Connect the set-top to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
500mA MAX.
500mA MAX.
The CABLE IN connector is designed
for connection to a cable network only.
You must not connect any other
equipment, such as a VCR, to this
input.
POWER INPUT
The model number, serial
number, and electrical
rating of this set-top are
on a label on its base.
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OVERVIEW
• Read all the safety information on pages 3 through 5.
• Familiarize yourself with the front and rear panels of the set-top (see below and page 7).
• Is the set-top in a TV cabinet with closed non-transparent doors or somewhere else where its IR‑receive window is blocked from view? If so, connect
a remote “eye” (IR receiver) (see page 8).
• Decide how you want to connect the set-top (and to which equipment) and look at the table on page 9 to see which setup you should use.
• Be aware of menu settings that could affect your choice of setup (see page 33).
• Connect the equipment together according to your chosen setup, but do not yet connect the power cords (see pages 10 through 18).
• Connect the power cords and turn on the equipment (see pages 19 and 20).
• Check that you can see a picture on the TV (see page 22) and do any necessary tuning (see page 21).
• Check whether the user settings are appropriate for the TV being used and change them if necessary (see pages 25 through 31).
• Any problems? Display the diagnostic screens (see page 34) and consult the “Solving Problems” section on page 35.
Using the front-panel buttons
L, R, U, and D
To move left/right/
up/down in an onscreen menu/guide
SELECT button
To select items in
menus/guides
GUIDE
To display an on-screen guide
INFO
To display on-screen information
MENU
To display on-screen menus
POWER button
To turn the set-top on/off
POWER light (around button)
Lights green when the set-top is on; red
when the set-top is off; not lighted when
the set-top is disconnected from the
power supply
resolution lights
Relevant one lights up to
show the resolution of
the picture
(for live program or playback program)
front-panel display
Appears when the set-top is turned on
Shows the program channel number or the time
Also displays HDTV settings (see page 25)
BYPASS light
Lights when RF Bypass is on
MESSAGE light
Lights when there is an unread message
and when you make User Settings
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RECORD lights
Lights red to show whether one or two
programs are being recorded
IR RECEIVE light
Lights when the set-top
is receiving a signal from
the remote control
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REAR PANEL
TV PASS MODULE
Connector for a TV Pass®
module (for installers’ use only)
CABLE IN
From cable
service-provider
AUDIO OUT
Audio outputs
(stereo, L and R)
COMPONENT VIDEO
Component video
output for analog HDTV
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
Electrical S/PDIF audio output
VIDEO OUT
Composite video output
SATA
For connection to an
optional external hard disk
IR RECEIVE
Infra-red input from
a remote “eye”
POWER INPUT
(Make this
connection
last of all)
500mA MAX.
TO TV
RF output to the
TV or VCR
ETHERNET
For future use
HDMITM
Video and audio output
for digital HDTV
S-VIDEO
S-video output
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)
Optical S/PDIF audio output
USB (Universal Serial
Bus) port
For connection to an
optional USB device
(for future use)
CABLE IN
Connect the cable service here.
TO TV
Connect to the RF/antenna input on the TV or VCR (optional).
AUDIO OUT
Connect to the L and R audio inputs on the stereo TV, stereo VCR, or optional stereo amplifier.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
Connect to the electrical digital audio input on optional digital audio equipment, such as an audio decoder or
home theater receiver.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)
Connect to the optical digital audio input on optional digital audio equipment.
VIDEO OUT
Connect to the composite video input on the VCR (or a standard TV).
S-VIDEO
Connect to the S-video input (if present) on the VCR or TV.
COMPONENT VIDEO
If the HDTV does not have an HDMI, connect the HDTV here.
HDMI
(High Definition Multimedia
Interface)
If the HDTV has an HDMI, connect it here for a digital audio/video connection (instead of using the AUDIO and
three analog COMPONENT VIDEO connectors).
IR RECEIVE
Connect to an optional remote “eye”.
SATA
Connect to an optional external hard disk (if enabled by the cable service-provider).
USB
(Universal Serial Bus) port
Connect to compatible optional equipment that supports a USB 2.0 interface (future use).
ETHERNET
For future use.
TV PASS MODULE
Connect a TV Pass® module, if required.
POWER INPUT
Connect the set-top’s power cord here. Make this connection last of all.
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT
Getting the cables ready
Below is a list of cables (and their connectors) that are shown in the diagrams on pages 10 through 18, along
with a key to how they are depicted in the diagrams. (Options are shown as dashed lines.)
Cable type
Connector type
Cable numbers
75 Ω coaxial (RF cable)
male F-type
Standard HDMI
HDMI 19-pin type A
1
HDMI (to DVI)
HDMI 19-pin type A/DVI
2
Component video 75 Ω coaxial
male RCA connector
9, 12
Video 75 Ω coaxial
male RCA connector
13
S-video
4-way male mini-DIN
4, 5
Stereo audio coaxial
male RCA connector
3, 6, 7, 10
Digital audio 75 Ω coaxial*
male RCA connector
8
Digital audio optical
optical S/PDIF
11
IR receive
male 3.5 mm connector
Drawn as
* Any cable connected to DIGITAL AUDIO OUT must be 75 Ω coaxial, not regular audio cable.
Connecting a remote “eye” (IR receiver)
You may need to install the set-top in an equipment closet with closed non-transparent doors or some other
location where the remote-control sensor (IR-receive window) on the set-top’s front panel is blocked from view
(for example, if the TV is wall-mounted). In that case, you need to connect a remote “eye” (IR receiver) to the
set-top’s rear panel. The IR signals from the remote control can be received by the remote eye and they then
reach the set-top through the remote eye’s cable. The remote eye is not supplied with the set-top.
1. Select a location for the remote eye. This will typically be on the top or side of the TV, but could be in a
different, but convenient, location. Make sure that it is in a position where there is a clear path between
the remote control and the remote eye.
front of
HDTV
remote
eye
2. Make sure that you can conveniently route the cable. The cable on the remote eye is approximately
10 feet long, so make sure that the location you have chosen is within 10 feet of the IR RECEIVE
connector on the set-top’s rear panel.
adhesive patch
3. Make sure the area where you will attach it is clean and dry.
4. A small adhesive patch is supplied with the remote eye. Remove the paper from one side of the patch and
stick the patch to the back (larger, flat side) of the remote eye.
5. Remove the paper from the other side of the adhesive patch and stick the remote eye at the position you
want. Make sure that the window at the curved end of the remote eye points towards the position from
which the remote control will be operated.
500mA MAX.
3.5 mm connector plug
6. Insert the 3.5 mm connector plug on the other end of the remote eye’s cable into the socket labeled “IR
RECEIVE” on the rear panel of the set-top.
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Choosing the best setup
NOTE
In order for you to view programs broadcast in high-definition, the set-top must be connected to a suitable
HDTV or computer monitor. The set-top is also compatible with standard-definition TVs and VCRs.
On the following pages are diagrams that show you how to connect typical equipment (HDTV, VCR, DVD
player, and home theater receiver) to the set-top. The connected items are shown individually and then in
combination (see the tables below). Some of the connections may change when extra equipment is added. For
example, when a you add a home theater receiver, some cables that previously went to the TV can, instead, go
to the home theater receiver.
These setups make efficient use of the connectors on the set-top. However, depending on the other equipment
and the connectors on it, you may choose to connect things differently.
These setups allow stereo recording and play-back of video tapes. You hear stereo sound from the home
theater’s loudspeakers.
Although the RF cables (shown by dashed lines in the diagrams) are not absolutely necessary, we recommend
that you connect them as a back-up and to use the RF Bypass feature. If you use the RF cables, you must tune
the TV (and VCR) to the set-top’s VHF output channel (3 or 4: consult the cable service-provider to find which
channel it is for the location). Consult the manuals supplied with the TV and VCR for information on how to
tune.
You can take advantage of the digital audio output from the set-top by connecting a suitable cable between the
home theater receiver and the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT or DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) connector (as shown
in the diagrams).
Setups using the TV’s HDMI connector:
HDMI TV (optional home theater receiver)
Setup A
Page 10
DVI HDTV (optional home theater receiver)
Setup B
Page 11
VCR and HDMI TV
Setup C
Page 12
VCR, home theater receiver, and HDMI TV
Setup D
Page 13
DVD player and HDMI TV
Setup E
Page 14
VCR, DVD player, home theater receiver, and HDMI TV
Setup F
Page 15
Setups using the TV’s component video and stereo audio connectors:
HDTV (optional home theater receiver)
Setup G
Page 16
DVD player and HDTV (optional home theater receiver)
Setup H
Page 17
VCR, DVD player, home theater receiver, and HDTV
Setup I
Page 18
Copy protection via an HDMI
secure link
The HDMI link between the settop and the HDTV should be a
secure link. When the set-top is
attached via an HDMI cable to an
HDCP-compliant (High-bandwidth
Digital Content Protection) HDTV,
the HDTV and set-top negotiate a
secure link, which allows the settop to transmit full resolution video
(picture) to the HDTV.
Not all HDTVs support HDCP. If
the set-top is connected to an
HDTV that does not support it, the
following may be displayed:
Your HDTV does not support HDCP.
Please use the YPbPr component
connection to watch TV.
The HDMI output is then disabled,
so no picture is transmitted from
this connector. In that case, use
the component video connectors to
connect up (see Setup G, H, and I).
NOTE
How you set up the equipment may
depend on the home theater receiver.
For example, the optical audio input
may be associated with a particular
video input. Consult the home theater
user guide for further details.
WARNINGS
Do not connect the set-top (or any other equipment such as a TV or VCR) to the AC power supply until
you have properly connected all the other cables.
Disconnect the set-top from the AC power supply before you disconnect any other equipment from its
rear panel.
The only way to disconnect the set-top from the AC power supply is to remove the AC power cord (or
switch the wall AC outlet switch, if present, to its OFF position). The set-top must therefore be installed
near the wall AC outlet, which should be easily accessible.
The cable input is designed for connection to a cable network only. You must not connect any other
equipment, such as a VCR, to this input.
Any cable connected to DIGITAL AUDIO OUT must be 75 ohm coaxial cable, not regular audio cable.
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup A - HDMI TV
(+ optional home theater)
HDTV
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
PB/CB IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
RF CABLE
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
VCR IN
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO IN
HDMI
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
1
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
8
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
CABLE INPUT
500mA MAX.
About Setup A: Using an HDMI cable to connect an HDTV (optional home theater shown)
This is the most basic setup, with only an HDTV and optional home theater connected.
• The set-top has an HDMI connector.
• The HDTV has an HDMI, so use an HDMI cable (1) to connect it to the set-top’s HDMI.
• HDMI carries both high-resolution digital video and digital audio.
• To enhance the sound, you can connect a home theater receiver.
• There is a choice of two S/PDIF outputs: (i) electrical (labeled DIGITAL AUDIO OUT, which is shown connected by cable 8 in the diagram above)
and (ii) optical (labeled DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)).
• When you add a home theater receiver, the set-top’s audio connection to the TV (via HDMI) is not needed, so you may wish to mute (turn off) the
audio on the TV.
Cable Wiring Diagram A
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
HDMI
HDTV
Optional Digital Audio
Cable TV
RF
Home
Theater
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup B - DVI TV
(+ optional home theater)
HDTV
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
DVI
Y IN
PB/CB IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
RF CABLE
3
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
VCR IN
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
2
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
8
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
CABLE INPUT
500mA MAX.
About Setup B: Using an HDMI-to-DVI cable to connect an HDTV (optional home theater shown)
If the HDTV has a DVI connector, you can still take advantage of the digital video signal.
• The set-top has an HDMI connector.
• The HDTV has a DVI, so use a special HDMI-to-DVI cable (2) to connect it to the set-top’s HDMI. Both DVI and HDMI carry high-resolution digital
video.
• Use audio L and R cables: cables 3 from the set-top’s AUDIO OUT connectors to the HDTV’s audio inputs, as shown.
• To enhance the sound, you can connect a home theater receiver, using the set-top’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT connector (as shown above) or its DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) connector. In that case, cables 3 are not needed.
Cable Wiring Diagram B
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
DVI & Audio
HDTV
Optional Digital Audio
Cable TV
RF
Home
Theater
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup C - VCR and HDMI TV
HDTV
RF CABLE
5
VCR
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
TV / RF
OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
Y IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
PB/CB IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
PR/CR IN
6
4
7
S-VIDEO
IN
HDMI
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
RF CABLE
1
500mA MAX.
CABLE INPUT
About Setup C: Using an HDMI cable to connect an HDTV and S-video cable to connect a VCR
In this setup, a VCR is added to the basic setup. Depending on its connectors, you could connect a DVD recorder in a similar manner. If the TV has
only component video connectors or a DVI, not HDMI, you would have to connect an audio amplifier or home theater receiver to the set-top’s DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT or OPTICAL AUDIO OUT connector in order to hear the sound (because the set-top’s audio L and R connectors are connected to the VCR).
• If the VCR and HDMI TV have S-video connectors, use S-video cables (4 and 5), as this gives a better quality picture. If there are no S-video
connectors, use the composite video connectors (labeled VIDEO OUT on the set-top) and video 75 ohm coaxial cables.
• Use audio L and R connector cables: cables 6 (from the set-top’s AUDIO OUT connectors) and cables 7 (between the VCR and the HDMI TV).
• The path for recording on the VCR is cables 6 (audio L and R) and cable 4 (S-video) (or via composite video connectors).
• The path for playing back from the VCR is cables 7 (audio L and R) and cable 5 (S-video) (or via composite video connectors).
NOTE
Cable Wiring Diagram C
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
HDMI or [DVI & Audio]
HDTV
Audio & S-Video
Cable TV
RF
VCR
Audio & S-Video
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This diagram shows a video path
from the set-top to a VCR to allow
recording by the VCR. It shows a
video path from the VCR to the TV
to allow playback of videos. Video
signals fed through a VCR may be
affected by copyright protection
systems, which can cause picture
distortion on the TV.
Do not, therefore, use a path
through a VCR to watch the set-top
programs. Use the HDMI path or
an alternate direct video path from
the set-top to the TV. Remember to
select the correct input on the TV.
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup D - VCR, Home Theater system,
and HDMI TV
HDTV
RF CABLE
5
VCR
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
TV / RF
OUT
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
Y IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
PB/CB IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
PR/CR IN
RF CABLE
6
7
4
S-VIDEO
IN
HDMI
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
1
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
8
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
500mA MAX.
CABLE INPUT
About Setup D: Adding a home theater receiver to Setup C
All of the points mentioned in Setup C apply.
• To enhance the sound, connect a home theater receiver.
• There is a choice of two S/PDIF outputs: (i) electrical (labeled DIGITAL AUDIO OUT, which is shown connected by cable 8 in the diagram above)
and (ii) optical (labeled DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)).
• When you add a home theater receiver, the set-top’s audio connection to the HDTV (via HDMI) is not needed, so you may wish to mute (turn off) the
audio on the HDTV.
• Instead of the VCR’s audio L and R outputs going to the HDTV, they connect via cables 7 to the home theater receiver.
NOTE
Cable Wiring Diagram D
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
HDMI or [DVI & Audio]
HDTV
Digital Audio
Audio & S-Video
Cable TV
RF
Home
Theater
Audio L & R
VCR
S-Video
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This diagram shows a video path
from the set-top to a VCR to allow
recording by the VCR. It shows a
video path from the VCR to the TV
to allow playback of videos. Video
signals fed through a VCR may be
affected by copyright protection
systems, which can cause picture
distortion on the TV.
Do not, therefore, use a path
through a VCR to watch the set-top
programs. Use the HDMI path or
an alternate direct video path from
the set-top to the TV. Remember to
select the correct input on the TV.
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup E - DVD and HDMI TV
HDTV
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
Y
Y IN
PB/CB IN
9
ANTENNA/
RF IN
PB/CB
PR/CR
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
HDMI
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
10
1
RF CABLE
500mA MAX.
CABLE INPUT
About Setup E: Using component video cables to connect a DVD player and an HDMI TV
In this setup, a DVD player is added to the basic setup. In this example, the set-top and HDTV are connected by an HDMI cable. The component video
option is shown in Setup H on page 17.
• This setup assumes that the DVD player has component video output connectors and you make the connection using three cables (9). If it does not
have component video outputs, then you can connect it to the HDTV using any spare composite video or S-video input connectors on the HDTV.
• The audio connection from the DVD player can go directly to the HDTV (provided that there are enough audio input connectors on the HDTV), as
shown by cables 10 in diagram above.
Cable Wiring Diagram E
Cable TV
RF
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
DVD
Player
HDMI or [DVI & Audio]
HDTV
Y, Pb, Pr Video & Audio L & R
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup F - VCR, DVD,
Home Theater system,
and HDMI TV
RF CABLE
VCR
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
TV / RF
OUT
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
HDTV
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
RF CABLE
6
7
4
5
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
POWER
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
PB/CB IN
9
Y
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
HDMI
VIDEO IN
POWER
PB/CB
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
PR/CR
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
11
1
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
8
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
500mA MAX.
CABLE INPUT
About Setup F: Combining all the equipment with an HDMI TV
This setup shows the best use of cables and connectors if the HDTV has an HDMI and if the DVD player has component video connectors.
• Although the video and audio from the set-top to the VCR could be looped through the home theater receiver, it is not necessary to do this and it
requires more cables.
• When you add a home theater receiver, as shown, the set-top’s audio connection to the HDTV (via HDMI) is not needed, so you may wish to mute
(turn off) the audio on the HDTV.
Cable Wiring Diagram F
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
HDMI or [DVI & Audio]
HDTV
Digital Audio
A&S-V
Cable TV
RF
NOTE
Audio L & R
Home
Theater
VCR
S-Video
DVD
Player
Digital Audio
Y, Pb, Pr Video
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This diagram shows a video path
from the set-top to a VCR to allow
recording by the VCR. It shows a
video path from the VCR to the TV
to allow playback of videos. Video
signals fed through a VCR may be
affected by copyright protection
systems, which can cause picture
distortion on the TV.
Do not, therefore, use a path
through a VCR to watch the set-top
programs. Use the HDMI path or
an alternate direct video path from
the set-top to the TV. Remember to
select the correct input on the TV.
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup G - Component-video HDTV
(+ optional home theater)
HDTV
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
PB/CB IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
RF CABLE
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
12
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
3
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
8
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500mA MAX.
About Setup G: Using component-video cables to connect an HDTV
(optional home theater shown)
This is the most basic setup for a non-HDMI TV, with only an HDTV and optional home theater.
• The set-top has component-video connectors as well as an HDMI.
• Use component-video cables (12) to connect the HDTV to the set-top.
• In addition, connect audio L and R cables (3) between the AUDIO OUT connectors on the set-top and the audio in connectors on the HDTV.
• To enhance the sound, you can connect a home theater receiver, in which case audio L and R cables 3 are not needed.
• There is a choice of two S/PDIF outputs: (i) electrical (labeled DIGITAL AUDIO OUT, which is shown connected, by cable 8 in the diagram above)
and (ii) optical (labeled DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)).
Cable Wiring Diagram G
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
Y, Pb, Pr Video & Audio L & R
HDTV
Optional Digital Audio
Cable TV
RF
Home
Theater
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup H - DVD and Component-video HDTV
(+ optional home theater)
HDTV
13
RF CABLE
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
POWER
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
10
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PB/CB IN
VIDEO IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
OPTICAL COAXIAL
PR/CR IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
POWER
11
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
12
VIDEO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
3
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
8
CABLE INPUT
500mA MAX.
About Setup H: Using component-video cables to connect a DVD player and an HDTV
In this setup, a DVD player is added to Setup G.
• Connect the DVD player directly to the HDTV using any spare composite video or S-video input connectors that the HDTV may have.
• The audio connection from the DVD player could go directly to the HDTV, provided that there are enough appropriate audio input connectors on the
HDTV. If there are not enough audio inputs on the HDTV, or if you wish to enhance the sound, you must connect a home theater receiver or audio
amplifier to the DVD, as shown (cables 10).
• If the DVD player has a digital audio output, this can be used to connect to home theater (e.g. cable 11 in the diagram above), in which case, cables
10 are not needed.
• A home theater receiver will also enhance the sound from the set-top. There is a choice of two S/PDIF outputs on the set-top: (i) electrical (labeled
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT, which is shown connected by cable 8 in the diagram above), and (ii) optical (labeled DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)).
• In the diagram above, cables 3 are not needed if cable 8 is used.
Cable Wiring Diagram H
DVD
Player
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
Y, Pb, Pr Video, Audio L & R
HDTV
Optional Digital Audio
Cable TV
RF
Home
Theater
Audio L & R or Optional Digital Audio
Composite Video
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup I - VCR, DVD,
Home theater, and
Component-video HDTV
RF CABLE
VCR
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
TV / RF
OUT
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
HDTV
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
RF CABLE
6
4
10
5
13
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
PB/CB IN
Y
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PB/CB
POWER
VIDEO OUT
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
PR/CR
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
11
12
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
8
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
500mA MAX.
CABLE INPUT
About Setup I: Combining all the equipment for a component-video HDTV
This setup shows the best use of cables and connectors if the HDTV and the DVD player have component video connectors.
• The audio output from the VCR goes to the home theater receiver (via cable 10) to enhance the sound during playback.
• Although the video and audio from the set-top to the VCR could be looped through the home theater receiver, it is not necessary to do this and it
requires more cables.
NOTE
Cable Wiring Diagram I
RF Cable TV
TDC777D
set-top
Y, Pb, Pr Video
HDTV
Digital Audio
Home
Theater
A & S-V
Cable TV
RF
Audio L & R
VCR
DVD
Player
S-Video
Digital Audio
Composite Video
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This diagram shows a video path
from the set-top to a VCR to allow
recording by the VCR. It shows a
video path from the VCR to the TV
to allow playback of videos. Video
signals fed through a VCR may be
affected by copyright protection
systems, which can cause picture
distortion on the TV.
Do not, therefore, use a path
through a VCR to watch the set-top
programs. Use the component
video path or an alternate direct
video path from the set-top to the
TV. Remember to select the correct
input on the TV.
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Connecting the power cord to the set-top
Before you connect the set-top to a wall AC outlet, connect the polarized socket on the set-top’s power cord
into the POWER INPUT connector on the set-top’s rear panel.
Connecting equipment to the wall AC outlets
Connect the plugs on the power cords from the set-top, VCR, and any other equipment into wall AC outlets. If
these outlets have switches, switch them ON.
WARNINGS
Do not connect the set-top (or any other equipment such as a TV or VCR) to the power supply until you
have properly connected all the other cables.
The power cords you use may be fitted with polarized plugs. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plugs on power cords.
VCR
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
TV / RF
OUT
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
6
HDTV
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
7
4
5
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
PB/CB IN
9
Y
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
HDMI
VIDEO IN
POWER
PB/CB
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
PR/CR
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
11
1
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
WALL AC OUTLETS
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
8
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
WALL AC OUTLET
500mA MAX.
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WALL AC OUTLET
NOTE
This diagram shows power cords that have 2-blade polarized plugs. You may need to use a different type of
plug in the region where you live.
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OPERATING THE SET-TOP
Turning the set-top on and off
After you have connected the set-top to the wall AC outlet (and switched this outlet ON, if it has a switch), the
light around the POWER button on the set-top’s front panel should be red.
To turn the set-top on,
press the POWER button.
Wait for a few seconds, then press the POWER button on the front panel of the set-top to turn it on. The light
around the POWER button goes green, to show that the set-top is on.
If the light around the POWER button is neither red nor green, there is a problem (see page 35).
To turn the set-top on or off at any time, press the POWER button on its front panel or the POWER button on
the remote control (first making sure the remote control is set to control the set-top).
The light around the button
changes from red to green.
Never turn off the set-top by simply disconnecting it from the power supply. If you need to disconnect the
set-top, first stop any recording. Then turn off the set-top by pressing the POWER button on its front panel
or on the remote control, so that the light around the POWER button goes red. Then wait 60 seconds before
disconnecting the set-top from the wall AC outlet.
Power Saving: To save power and money, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, turn off
the set-top, using the power button, when it is not in use.
Using the remote control
The cable TV service-provider determines the digital channels, services, and screen information that you see
on the TV when you use the set-top and its remote control.
Consult the information supplied by the cable service-provider for details on how to make the most of the
digital cable services. Also read the operating instructions that are supplied with the remote control.
Lightning storms
Disconnect the set-top’s power cord during lightning storms. A lightning storm may affect the set-top, if it
is on during the storm. It may appear that it has stopped working, but you can easily restore its operation as
follows:
Unplug the set-top’s power cord from the wall AC outlet. Then plug this power cord in again at the wall AC
outlet (and, if there is a switch by this outlet, switch it to its ON position).
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Front panel display, showing
the time (see page 33)
NOTES
IMPORTANT: Unless there is a
lightning storm or you will be away
from your home for a long time,
do not unplug the set-top from the
wall AC outlet (or do not switch it
off there, if the outlet has a switch).
The set-top cannot be updated with
new features, through the cable,
if it is disconnected from the AC
power supply.
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OPERATING THE SET-TOP (cont.)
Tuning the TV and VCR to the set-top
The set-top’s RF output port (labeled “TO TV”) can transmit signals on either channel 3 or channel 4. The
cable operator has set up the set-top to transmit on the channel that is suitable for the installation location and
should have told you which channel this is. You must tune the TV and the VCR to this output channel so that
programs can be watched and recorded through the RF coaxial cables. To do the tuning, refer to the diagram,
right, and the manuals supplied with TV and VCR, if necessary, then carry out the following steps.
Find out from the cable operator
whether the set-top’s RF output is
channel 3 or channel 4 (see step 1)
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1. Make sure that all the equipment, including the set-top, is turned on.
Make sure that you have selected the RF input at the TV.
Make sure that the Bypass feature is turned off (BYPASS is NOT lighted on the front panel).
2. On the VCR, switch the TV/VCR switch to “TV”.
3. Tune the TV to the set-top’s RF output channel (3 or 4, as stated by the cable operator).
You should now be able to see on the TV a program that is coming from the set-top. If you cannot, check that the
RF coaxial cables are securely and correctly connected (see the setup diagrams). If there is still a problem, check
with the cable operator that you are using the correct RF output channel.
Set the VCR’s RF output to the same
channel number as the set-top’s RF
output (see step 5)
VCR
ANTENNA/
RF IN
TV / RF
OUT
4. When you can see a set-top program on the TV, switch the TV/VCR switch on the VCR to “VCR”.
TV
If you can still see the picture on the TV, everything is tuned correctly. If the picture disappears, carry out the
following final step.
5. Tune the VCR by setting the VCR’s RF output channel to the same RF channel number as the set-top and
TV (either 3 or 4, as stated by the cable operator).
Everything should now be tuned correctly.
NOTES
ANTENNA/
RF IN
Tune the TV to the same channel
number as the set-top’s RF output (see
step 3)
Regardless of the program channel number selected on the set-top (and shown on its front-panel
display), the RF output channel number will always be fixed (either 3 or 4, as quoted by the cable
operator). The TV and VCR must be tuned to this channel if you want to watch and record programs
through the RF coaxial cables.
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OPERATING THE SET-TOP (cont.)
Displaying a picture on the HDTV screen
If the set-top is connected to the HDTV’s component video or HDMI input and is turned on (the POWER light
is green), but the HDTV does not initially display a picture from the set-top, the HDTV may not support the settop’s current output resolution (for further details on resolutions, see page 26). You therefore need to change
the set-top’s output resolution as follows:
1. First press the POWER button on the remote control (POWER light goes red), then press the MENU
button.
2. Next, press the ZOOM button on the remote control (the button could be labeled ASPECT) until a picture
appears.
Each button-press changes the set-top’s output resolution, which also appears on the TV screen.
After a few seconds, you should see the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
3. Press the POWER button to remove this menu and return to normal viewing.
Current output resolution from
the set-top
Video Format : 1080i
PACE USER SETTINGS
TV Aspect Ratio
TV Display Capability
Auto Pillarbox
Closed Captions
Front Panel Settings
Hard Disk Sleep Mode
HDMI Settings
Restore Defaults
Select[OK] Exit[POWER]
Setting up subtitles
Subtitles in various languages may be transmitted with TV programs. You can set up the set-top to display
subtitles, when they are available. You can also set the preferred language for these subtitles. There is a choice
of several languages, including English.
If you set subtitles to be “on”, they will be displayed in the preferred language only when subtitles in that
language are transmitted with a program. For example, if you set subtitles to be “on” and in Spanish, but only
French subtitles are transmitted with a particular program, you will see French subtitles for that program, not
Spanish.
POWER button
INFO button
front-panel display
Note: You can also turn on closed captions (see pages 29 and 30) to give subtitles, but any subtitles you set
up using this PACE SUBTITLE SETTINGS menu will take priority.
Selecting subtitles in your preferred language
1. Make sure that the set-top is turned on (the POWER light is green).
2. Press the POWER button on the set-top (the POWER light goes red), then press the INFO button.
“oFF” (indicating that subtitles are currently set to be off) or “on” (indicating that subtitles are currently set
to be on) appears on the front-panel display and the PACE SUBTITLE SETTINGS menu appears on the TV
screen (see right).
3. Press U or D to highlight “Subtitles”, then press SELECT to turn them on or off.
PACE SUBTITLE SETTINGS
Subtitles
: Off
Subtitle Language : English
Select[OK] Exit[POWER]
4. Press U or D to highlight “Subtitle Language”, then use the SELECT button to choose the language you
want (the language changes each time you press SELECT).
A three-letter abbreviation for the language appears on the front-panel display while you do this.
5. When you have finished making changes, press the POWER button to remove the PACE SUBTITLE
SETTINGS menu and return to normal viewing.
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OPERATING THE SET-TOP (cont.)
Using the set-top’s DVR (digital video recorder) functions
The set-top has an internal hard disk that you can use to record and play back television programs, giving
you much more control of your viewing experience. For example, you can pause live television and resume
viewing from the point at which you left off. You can record many more hours than you can by using a VCR or
DVD recorder. There are red lights on the set-top’s front panel to show when recording is taking place.
With the set-top you can:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
pause live TV;
instantly replay live TV;
fast-forward up to the point of live TV;
watch a scene in slow motion;
rewind through a program you have been watching;
record high definition digital pictures (as well as the regular standard definition);
record one program while watching another;
record two programs while watching a previously recorded program;
schedule the set-top to record a program or a whole series;
fully manage any stored recordings;
back up any digital recordings to a VCR or DVD recorder;
retain full control over any parental viewing restrictions you have set up.
NOTES
The exact functionality of the DVR
in the set-top depends on the onscreen program guide. For more
details, consult the information
supplied by the cable serviceprovider.
Do not confuse recording to the
hard disk with recording to a
separate VCR or DVD recorder, as
mentioned on page 24.
The DVR functions will not work if
the set-top becomes overheated.
The internal hard disk will be
temporarily disabled. Refer to the
set-top’s ventilation requirements
on page 4.
You control the set-top’s DVR functions using the remote control; consult the information supplied by the
cable service-provider for more details. Also read the operating instructions that are supplied with the remote
control.
Using an external hard disk
The cable service-provider may enable a feature that allows an external hard disk to work with the set-top. If
this is the case, most major brands of serial ATA hard disk, connected to the SATA port, are supported.
You must not connect an external hard disk to the USB port.
If you do use an external hard disk, it gives extra recording capacity, but you cannot choose which disk
(internal or external) the set-top will record onto. It automatically chooses the one with more empty space.
The recordings on the external hard disk are uniquely linked to the set-top on which they were made, so you
cannot play them back or delete them with a different set-top.
Connecting an external hard disk
1. Stop any recording you are making to the set-top’s internal hard disk.
Do you want to format the
external hard drive?
YES
NO
2. Turn off the set-top with the POWER button and then wait 60 seconds before disconnecting it from the
wall AC socket. (You must not “hot plug” an external hard disk.)
3. Connect the external hard disk, using an appropriate cable, to the SATA connector on the set-top.
4. Apply power to the external hard disk.
5. Reconnect the set-top to the wall AC socket and turn it on with the POWER button.
Formatting the Hard
drive. Please
wait...
If the external disk needs formatting, the set-top informs you by displaying a pop-up dialog box on the TV
screen (see right).
6. Use the arrow and SELECT buttons to select YES, and the formatting begins.
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OPERATING THE SET-TOP (cont.)
Using RF Bypass
You can use the RF Bypass feature to watch the regular (analog) channels that are included in the cable
service. It makes these channels “bypass” the set-top and pass directly to the TV and/or VCR. You may wish to
do this if you want to record a different channel on a VCR or DVD recorder.
To use RF Bypass:
• The set-top must be installed with the correct connections from the rear panel to the TV or VCR (see the
note, right); and
• The RF Bypass feature must be on (you may need to set it to “On” in the Setup menu; see page 33).
A BYPASS light on the set-top’s front panel lights up green if RF Bypass is on. The remote control may have a
button that allows you to turn RF Bypass on and off.
For you to start using RF Bypass, the set-top must be turned on. However, once set, RF Bypass works even if
you turn the set-top off.
When RF Bypass is on: you can use the TV’s remote control to tune to any of the available regular (analog)
channels and watch that channel on the TV (the path is the RF cable). You can, at the same time, use the settop’s composite video and L and R audio outputs to record on the VCR the channel that the set-top is tuned
to. (This channel number is shown on the set-top’s front panel.*) This means that, when the Bypass is on, you
can watch a regular (analog) channel on the TV and, at the same time, record a digital channel on the VCR.
(If you are recording on the hard disk, you can record two different programs on it, while watching an analog
channel on the bypass.)
When RF Bypass is off: you see on the TV the channel that the set-top is tuned to. This is the same
channel that the VCR receives. Therefore, when RF Bypass is off, you can record on the VCR only the program
that you are watching on the TV (but you can still record a different one on the hard disk).
NOTE
If you are not sure whether the
set-top has been set up to allow RF
Bypass, check your installation. If
there is a cable (RF cable) going
from the TO TV connector on the
set-top’s rear panel to the TV (or to
the VCR and TV, as shown by the
dashed line on pages 10 through
18), then RF Bypass is correctly
set up. The TV and VCR also need
to have been tuned to the settop’s VHF output channel (3 or 4,
depending on the location).
* NOTE
If the “Front LED Display” (see
page 33) is set to “Current Time”,
you will not see the channel
number. To see the number of the
channel the set-top is tuned to, you
must set “Front LED Display” to
“Current Channel”.
Using Zoom to change the picture
Making the appropriate TV Aspect Ratio and TV Display Capability settings (see pages 25 through 29) should
ensure that the picture on the TV screen is not distorted (stretched or squashed) and that it fills as much of the
screen as possible.
However, even if you have selected the correct settings, there may be times when a program appears with
black borders either at the top and bottom or at the sides of the picture (or sometimes even all the way
around the picture). This happens because the aspect ratio (shape) of the transmitted program does not
match the aspect ratio of the HDTV, or because the transmitted program includes black borders as part of the
transmission (see right).
A 4:3 transmission, with a
16:9 picture. Dark bars are
added at the top and bottom
of the transmission.
The remote control should have a “zoom function” button (could be labeled ZOOM or ASPECT), which you
can use to change the TV picture until it appears as you want it to.
1. Press the “zoom function” button once to change the display.
2. Press it again to change the display again. Continue to press it in this way until the picture appears as you
want it to.
Note: The effect that this button has on transmissions depends on the transmission itself. On some
transmissions it may have no effect at all.
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A 16:9 transmission, with
a 4:3 picture in it. Dark bars
are added at the sides of the
transmission.
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About User Settings
You need to make the correct settings so that the set-top is compatible with the HDTV or TV. However, you may
wish to change some settings, for example if you purchase a new HDTV. You can make the following settings
and you can also reset them to the factory defaults.
• TV Aspect Ratio (the screen’s width-to-height ratio, or shape)
• TV Display Capability (screen resolution)
• Auto Pillarbox
• Closed Captions
• Front Panel Settings
• Hard Disk Sleep Mode (for energy saving)
• HDMI Settings
You use the buttons on the front panel of the set-top to make the settings and you can see them on the frontpanel display. You can also look at on-screen menus, but note that, until the set-top has been set up to match the
display capability of the TV (see page 26), these menus may not be visible.
Putting the set-top into User Settings mode
1. Make sure that the set-top is turned on (the POWER light is green).
MENU button
front-panel display
PACE USER SETTINGS
2. Press the POWER button on the set-top (the POWER light goes red), then press the MENU button.
POWER button
“ASPt” (or another of the 8 “words” shown right) should then appear on the front-panel display. If it does
not appear, press the MENU button again. You should see the PACE USER SETTINGS menu on the TV
screen.
3. When you have finished making changes (see pages 26 through 32), press the POWER button to remove
the PACE USER SETTINGS menu and return to normal viewing.
TV Aspect Ratio
TV Display Capability
Auto Pillarbox
Closed Captions
Front Panel Settings
Hard Disk Sleep Mode
HDMI Settings
Restore Defaults
Select[OK] Exit[POWER]
About the TV Aspect Ratio
The TV that you have connected to the set-top has an aspect ratio (width-to-height ratio) of 4:3 (basic/
standard) or 16:9 (widescreen). You must set the appropriate TV Aspect Ratio (4:3 or 16:9) on the set-top, so
that it is compatible with the TV.
4:3 standard TV,
EDTV or HDTV
16:9 HDTV
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Setting the TV Aspect Ratio
The flow diagram (right) shows how you use the arrow and SELECT buttons on the set-top’s front panel to
change the display and make the settings. See also the instructions below.
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 25.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “ASPt”.
2. Press the R button.
The current TV Aspect Ratio setting (“4:3” or “16:9”) appears on the front panel. Whenever the current
setting is displayed, the MESSAGE light will be lighted. You may also see the menu, shown below, on the TV screen. In the menu, the current setting has > in front of it.
SELECT
SELECT
TV Aspect Ratio
4:3
>16:9
SELECT
2. Press the U or D button until the TV Aspect Ratio you want appears on the front panel.
SELECT
3. Press the SELECT button to confirm your choice and change to that TV Aspect Ratio.
4. Press the L button. The front panel will display “ASPt” again.
To continue making the settings, see the next section.
About TV Display Capability (resolution settings)
• The set-top can transmit pictures to the TV in a range of resolutions (also called “Display Capabilities”
- see below for the settings available). Generally, higher screen resolutions give better quality pictures.
However, the quality always depends on how the program was originally transmitted.
• Different TVs display different screen resolutions. For example, standard TVs display “480i”, EDTVs
(Enhanced Definition TVs) display “480p”, and most HDTVs display “1080p”, “1080i”, or “720p”. Many
HDTVs will display at more than one resolution. For more information, see the information supplied with
the HDTV. See also the note, right.
You may need to make appropriate TV Display Capability settings on the set-top, so that it is compatible with
the TV. See the next page for full instructions.
In order to display the best picture every time, you must select every resolution that the TV is capable of
displaying. This ensures that programs are displayed with minimum distortion.
TV Display Capability settings
• 480i is standard definition NTSC and is transmitted
in a 4:3 aspect ratio (see right).
• 480p is enhanced digital TV and can be transmitted
in either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.
• 720p,1080i, and 1080p are HDTV and are
transmitted in a 16:9 aspect ratio (see right).
480i transmission:
The aspect ratio is 4:3
1080i transmission:
The aspect ratio is 16:9
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NOTE
When the HDTV and set-top are
connected by an HDMI connector,
the set-top gets information from
the HDTV about the HDTV’s display
capability. The set-top uses this
information to adjust its TV Display
Capability settings.
The set-top also records the HDTV’s
ID (identification), so that only one
HDTV is supported at any one time.
When the HDTV has updated the settop’s TV Display Capability settings,
you may change them if you wish.
Your changes will then be stored with
the ID.
You can restore the set-top’s TV
Display Capability settings to their
factory values, as described on page
32. You can also restore the set-top to
the settings that the HDTV has passed
to the set-top. To do this you must first
restore the factory settings while the
HDMI cable is disconnected from the
set-top, then reconnect the HDTV via
the HDMI cable.
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Changing the TV Display Capability
The flow diagram (below) shows how you use the arrow and SELECT buttons on the set-top’s front panel to
change the display and make the settings. See also the instructions below and on page 28.
SELECT
TV Display Capability
1080i
: NO
720p
: NO
480p
: YES
480i
: YES
1080p24 Pass : YES
1080p30 Pass : YES
SELECT
SELECT
SELECT
TV Display Capability
1080i
: YES
720p
: NO
480p
: YES
480i
: YES
1080p24 Pass : YES
1080p30 Pass : YES
This diagram shows an example only.
Make sure that, for each resolution, you
select the correct setting (YES or NO) that
applies to the TV.
The on-screen
menu shows the
selected setting.
If you have not already done so, put the set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 25.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “reS” (short for resolution). On the PACE USER
SETTINGS menu, TV Display Capability is highlighted when “reS” is on the front panel.
2. Press the R button when you see “reS” on the front panel.
The front panel shows the TV display capability that was last selected, so it could show 480i, 480P, 720P,
1080i, 1080p24*, or 1080p30* (the last three settings are displayed as 1080). The TV Display Capability
menu, shown right, appears on the TV screen.
* NOTE
If the HDTV is 1080p-compliant and connected by HDMI, setting “1080p24 Pass” to YES causes 1080p/24
transmissions (at 24 frames per second) to be displayed at 1080p/24. Likewise, setting “1080p30 Pass” to
YES causes 1080p/30 transmissions (at 30 frames per second) to be displayed at 1080p/30.
The HDMI-connected HDTV may report that it is not 1080p-compliant and set “1080p24 Pass” (or “1080p30
Pass”) to NO. In this case 1080p transmissions will be output at one of the other resolutions (1080i, 720p,
480p, or 480i). If you override this NO setting and set YES, you may see nothing for 1080p transmissions.
If the HDTV is not connected by HDMI, “HDMI Cable Required” is displayed and you cannot set “1080p24
Pass” or “1080p30 Pass” to either YES or NO.
Transmissions at 480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i can never be output at 1080p.
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If the highlighted resolution is currently
set, the MESSAGE light is lighted and
YES is on the menu
TV Display Capability
1080i
: YES
720p
: NO
480p
: YES
480i
: YES
1080p24 Pass : YES
1080p30 Pass : YES
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3. Press the U or D button to highlight each resolution in turn on the menu and, for each one, press the
SELECT button if you wish to change the setting (the setting changes between “YES” and “NO” each time
you press SELECT).
If, at any stage in this process, the menu disappears from the screen, immediately press
the SELECT button to restore the menu.
4. When you are satisfied that all the TV resolutions are correct, press the L button. The front panel shows
“reS” again and the PACE USER SETTINGS menu reappears.
To continue making the settings, see the next section.
Further information about the TV Display Capability
The TV Display Capability settings relate to equipment that is connected to the HDMI and COMPONENT
VIDEO connectors because the settings control the output at those connectors. If equipment is connected via
an HDMI cable, that equipment may also pass information back to the set-top, which may affect what settings
are available.
Generally, the TV Display Capability settings do not affect equipment connected to the VIDEO OUT connector,
because the output at this connector is always standard definition 480i.
Setting Auto Pillarbox
If the TV is a 16:9 TV that does not automatically detect 4:3 transmissions (and therefore does not add black
bars to the sides of the picture), then 4:3 transmissions may display “stretched” to fit the 16:9 screen. If you
do not want this effect, you can set the set-top to add black bars to the 4:3 picture, so that it is transmitted to
the TV at a 16:9 aspect ratio. See the example below.
4:3 transmission
16:9 TV with no automatic
detection of 4:3,
Auto-pillarbox switched off
16:9 TV with no automatic
detection of 4:3,
Auto-pillarbox switched on
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Changing the Auto Pillarbox setting
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 25.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “PiLL”.
On the PACE USER SETTINGS menu, Auto Pillarbox is highlighted when “PiLL” is on the front panel.
2. Press the R button.
The Auto Pillarbox menu appears on the TV screen. The current Auto Pillarbox setting (“YeS” = switched
on, or “no” = switched off) is displayed on the front panel.
3. If you want to change the setting, press U or D. Press the SELECT button to confirm the choice and
change to the new setting.
4. Press the L button. The front panel shows “PiLL” again and the PACE USER SETTINGS menu reappears.
To continue making the settings, see the next section.
Auto Pillarbox
YES
>NO
> shows current setting, as does
a lighted MESSAGE light
NOTE
16:9 picture in a 4:3 transmission
Sometimes, 4:3 transmissions may contain a 16:9 picture, with black borders at the top and bottom. On a
16:9 TV, this may display with black borders all the way around the picture. To remove these borders, you
can use the “Zoom function” button on the remote control (could be labeled ZOOM or ASPECT).
See the example below. For more information about using “Zoom”, see page 24.
4:3 transmission
16:9 TV with no automatic
detection of 4:3,
Auto-pillarbox switched off
16:9 TV with no automatic
detection of 4:3,
Auto-pillarbox switched on
Use 'Zoom' to increase the picture size.
(Note: the picture may lose some
definition due to the expansion)
Making Closed Caption Settings
Closed captioning is a means of displaying alerts and subtitles on the TV screen, superimposed on whatever
you are watching. You can turn closed captions on or off, as required, and you can also change the closed
captions’ appearance.
Turning closed captions on or off
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 25.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “CC”.
On the PACE USER SETTINGS menu, Closed Captions is highlighted when “CC” is on the front panel.
2. Press the R button. The Closed Captions menu appears on the TV screen, see right.
The current Closed Captions (CC) setting, either “ON” or “OFF” is highlighted on the menu.
3. If you want to change the setting, press the SELECT button - the setting changes.
4. Press the L button. The front panel shows “CC” again and the PACE USER SETTINGS menu reappears.
Closed Captions
CC : OFF
Configure Captions
To continue making the settings, see the next section.
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Changing the closed captions’ appearance
If you want to change the closed captions’ appearance, you can see the effect of your settings by looking at the
example below the menu.
1. On the Closed Captions menu (see page 29), press the D button to highlight “Configure Captions”, then
press SELECT. The Configure Captions menu appears (see right).
2. Use the U and D arrows to highlight each option in turn. Use the SELECT button to choose the setting
you want (the setting changes each time you press SELECT).
3 If you wish to reset all the Closed Caption settings to their default values (mainly Auto), press the D
button to highlight “Reset to Defaults” on the menu, then press SELECT.
4. When you have made all the changes you want, press L twice to redisplay the PACE USER SETTINGS
menu.
Configure Captions
Size
Font
Character Color
Character Shading
Background Color
Background Shading
Std Def CC
Hi Def CC
Reset to Defaults
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Small
Style 1
White
Auto
Black
Auto
Auto
Service 1
Closed Caption Example
Making Front-Panel Settings
You can use the Front Panel Settings menu to set the brightness level of the front-panel lights (but not the
POWER light) when the set-top is being used (“Viewing Brightness”) and when it is switched off (“Standby
Brightness”).
In the front panel of the set-top is an IR (infrared) receiver, which reacts when you press buttons on the remote
control. You can use the Front Panel Settings menu to turn this IR receiver off. Generally, you should leave it
set to “On”, but you may wish to turn it off if you have a plasma HDTV that causes interference with the remote
control.
If you turn it off but still wish to control the set-top by remote control, you must connect a “remote eye”
(IR tether) to the IR RECEIVE connector on the set-top’s rear panel and place the remote eye away from the
HDTV. If you have no remote eye, and “IR Receiver” is set to “Off”, the only way to control the set-top is to use
the front-panel buttons.
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 25.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “FP”.
On the PACE USER SETTINGS menu, Front Panel Settings is highlighted when “FP” is on the front panel.
2. Press the R button. The Front Panel Settings menu, shown right, appears on the TV screen.
3. Press the U or D button to highlight “Standby Brightness” and “Viewing Brightness” in turn, as required.
4. For each level, use the SELECT button to choose the setting you want: “Low”, “Std” (Standard), or “High”
(the setting changes each time you press SELECT). Look at the dimming and brightening of the frontpanel lights while you are making the settings, to see the effect of your selections.
5. If you wish to turn off the IR Receiver, press the U or D button to highlight “IR Receiver” on the menu,
then press SELECT to change the setting to “Off”.
Note that if you do this, you will then have to use the set-top’s front-panel buttons (or a remote eye) to
control the set-top and make any further settings.
Front Panel Settings
Standby Brightness : Std
Viewing Brightness : High
: On
IR Receiver
6. When you have made all the changes you want, press L to redisplay the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
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Setting Hard Disk Sleep Mode
If the set-top is in Hard Disk (Hdd) Sleep Mode, the internal hard disk (and any attached external hard disk)
will receive no power when you switch off the set-top (that is, when the front-panel POWER light is red and
the set-top is in standby). This is an energy-saving feature.
If you have set up the set-top to make recordings, the set-top and hard disk switches on to allow those
recordings to be made, even if this “Standby Sleep Mode” feature is on (set to “YES”). However, it takes a little
more time to do so, compared with having Standby Sleep Mode off (set to “NO”).
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 25.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “Hdd”, as shown right.
2. Press the R button.
The current Standby Sleep Mode setting (“YeS” = switched on, or “no” = switched off) is displayed on the
front panel and the Standby Sleep Mode menu appears (see right).
3. If you want to change the setting, press U or D. Press the SELECT button to confirm the choice and
change to the new setting.
4. Press the L button. The front panel shows “Hdd” again.
Standby Sleep Mode
>YES
NO
> shows current setting, as does a
lighted MESSAGE light
5. When you have made all the changes you want, press L to redisplay the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
Making HDMI Settings
You can use the HDMI Settings menu to choose an Audio Output Mode, and to enable or disable automatic
detection of a newly connected HDTV (if it is connected by an HDMI cable).
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 25.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “hdni”, as shown right.
2. Press the R button. The HDMI Settings menu appears (see right).
3. Press the U or D button to highlight “Audio Output Mode” or “Disable Auto Detect” as required.
4. Use the SELECT button to choose the setting you want (the setting changes each time you press SELECT).
Audio Output Mode has three possible settings:
“Auto” (provides the audio format best suited to the connected equipment)
“L-PCM” (provides PCM audio only)
“Pass Through” (does not change the audio format)
HDMI Settings
Audio Output Mode : Auto
Disable Auto Detect : NO
Disable Auto Detect is either “YES” or “NO”.
5. When you have made all the changes you want, press L to redisplay the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
Removing the User Settings menus
When you have finished making all the user settings you wish to make, press the POWER button to remove
the PACE USER SETTINGS menu and return to normal viewing.
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Restoring the factory default settings
If you wish, you can restore the user settings and subtitle settings to their factory defaults. All the changes you
have made will be lost and the settings will revert to those that were programmed in the factory. The factory
settings are:
USER/SUBTITLE SETTINGS menu item
Options
Factory default setting
TV Aspect Ratio
–
16:9
TV Display Capability
1080p24 Pass
1080p30 Pass
1080i
720p
480p
480i
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Auto Pillarbox
–
No
Closed Captions
–
Off
Configure Captions
Various
All Auto except Hi Def CC, which
is Service 1
Front Panel Settings
Standby Brightness
Viewing Brightness
IR Receiver
Std
High
On
Hard Disk Sleep Mode (Standby Sleep Mode) –
Yes
HDMI Settings
Audio Output Mode
Disable Auto Detect
Auto
No
Subtitles
–
Off
Subtitle Language
–
English
The flow diagram (right) shows how you use the arrow, SELECT, and POWER buttons on the set-top’s front
panel to change the display and make the settings. See also the instructions below.
NOTE
If the set-top and HDTV are
connected via a standard HDMI
cable, the HDTV may pass
information about the required
settings back to the set-top (see
page 26). If you wish to restore
the set-top’s settings to those
created by the HDTV, you must
disconnect the HDMI cable from
the set-top before you restore the
factory default settings. When you
reconnect the HDTV to the set-top
via the HDMI cable, the HDTV will
pass back the information again.
Always turn off the set-top, wait
60 seconds, then disconnect the
set-top from the wall AC outlet
before you connect or disconnect
any other equipment to or from its
rear panel.
SELECT
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 25.
1. Press the D button until the front panel shows “reSt” (short for “restore factory settings”), as shown right,
and Restore Defaults is highlighted on the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
2. Press the R button.
“YeS” appears on the set-top’s front panel and the message: “Restore Default. Press OK to confirm”
appears on the TV screen. (If, at this stage, you no longer wish to restore the factory settings, press the L
button.)
SELECT
SELECT
3. To confirm and restore the factory settings, press the SELECT button.
The factory settings are restored, and the PACE USER SETTINGS menu reappears.
4. If you want to continue changing the settings, see the sections from page 25 onwards. If you have finished
changing the settings, press the POWER button. The set-top then switches on with the restored settings.
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USING THE SETUP MENUS
In addition to the user settings described on pages 25 through 32, setup menus may be available in the on-screen guide. These should be described in the
information provided by the service-provider. There may also be on-screen information to explain these menus.
However, certain settings may affect how the set-top and TV work. See the table below for information about typical menu items and settings (they
depend on which on-screen guide is running on the set-top, so may vary from those given below).
Item
Options
Settings
Notes
Cable Box
Setup
Front LED
Display
Current Time,
Current Channel
If setting is “Current Time”, the time is displayed on the front panel when the set-top is
switched on. If setting is “Current Channel”, the program channel number is displayed.
RF Bypass
Off, On
This must be “On” before you can use RF Bypass.
For information about RF Bypass, see page 24.
Configuration
Audio
Default Audio
Track
Allows you to view the configuration of the set-top.
Channel Default,
English, various
other languages
Optimal
Stereo
Audio
Output
Screen
position
Sets the language track that the set-top first attempts to use when tuning to a channel.
“Channel Default” means the set-top uses the default audio track for the program.
Selecting a language means it uses the corresponding language track, if it is available.
Selecting this option enables the set-top to regulate the volume to minimize sudden changes
in volume, for example during a commercial break.
TV Speakers,
Stereo, Advanced
If you select “Advanced”, further settings are displayed, allowing you to set the Compression
(to None, Light, or Heavy) and the Stereo Output (to Mono, Stereo, or Matrix Stereo).
This allows you to adjust how the picture displays on the TV screen.
Other items and options may be available on these screens. The menus may be subject to change in the future, as the set-top advances with new technology.
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DISPLAYING DIAGNOSTIC SCREENS
Displaying the Diagnostics Information screens
The Diagnostic Information screens provide “read-only” information about the configuration of the set-top.
This includes information on, for example, addressing, memory, current channel, status information, etc.
First of all, make sure that the set-top is connected to the TV by HDMI, S-video, composite video (RCA), or RF
(TO TV) connections, and set the TV to its appropriate input.
Ensure the set-top is turned on (the LED around the POWER button on the front panel should be green).
To display the Diagnostics Information screens:
Press and release the POWER button on the front panel (or remote control), then immediately (within
2 seconds) press and release the SELECT button on the front panel (or remote control).
The DIAGNOSTICS DASHBOARD will then be displayed on the TV, and “daSh” appears on the front-panel
display.
Note: The bottom line on the dashboard cycles between SW Version:, Unit Addr:, and Last Poll Ack:
From the DIAGNOSTICS DASHBOARD, you can press the L button to display the DIAGNOSTICS MAIN
MENU (see right). The front-panel display shows the currently highlighted item (e.g. “d 01” when “01
GENERAL STATUS” is highlighted).
Use the L button to toggle between the DIAGNOSTICS DASHBOARD and DIAGNOSTICS MAIN MENU.
To use the Diagnostics Information screens:
In both menus, use the U and D arrow buttons to move the on-screen arrow through the items, then press
SELECT or R to view more information in sub-menus. Instead, you can use the remote control to key in the
2-digit number of the sub-menu.
To remove a sub-menu and return to the preceding level, press the L button.
LED Display
To remove the DIAGNOSTICS DASHBOARD (or DIAGNOSTICS MAIN MENU), and return to normal TV
viewing, press the POWER button on the front panel twice.
diagnostic indicator
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SOLVING PROBLEMS
If the installed system does not seem to be working properly, first make sure that all the cables are securely connected, then carry out the following
checks, in the order shown.
Check
Suggested solution
Further checks, if there is still a problem
Is anything lighted on the
set-top’s front panel?
Power may not be reaching the set-top.
Make sure that the power cord is properly
plugged in. If there is a switch by the wall
AC power outlet, switch it ON.
Check that the wall AC power outlet is working (for example,
by plugging in a lamp).
The set-top may not be turned on.
Check that nothing is blocking the path from the remote
control to the front panel.
YES
NO
R
D
Does the remote control
operate the set-top?
YES
NO
R
D
Check if the light around the POWER button
on the front panel is green. If it is not, press Check that the remote control is currently set to operate the
the POWER button on the front panel to
set-top. (Consult the instructions supplied with the remote
turn on the set-top.
control.)
Check that the IR Receiver setting on the Front Panel
Settings menu is set to “On” (see page 30). If it is set to
“Off”, the remote control will not operate the set-top unless
a “remote eye” (IR tether) has been attached to the IR
RECEIVE connector on the set-top’s rear panel. This may be
the case if you have a plasma HDTV that causes interference
with the remote control. To rectify the situation, attach a
remote eye, or change the IR Receiver setting to “On”.
If the remote control will still not operate the set-top,
replace the batteries in the remote control.
Can you see a picture on
the TV screen?
YES
NO
R
The TV and other equipment may not be
turned on. Check that they are plugged into
AC power outlets and turned on.
D
Check that you have selected the appropriate AV input
on the TV: HDMI, component video (YPbPr), S-video,
or composite video (depending on how the system is
connected up).
If you are using a component video (YPbPr) connection,
make sure the set-top’s TV Display Capability settings are
appropriate for the TV (see pages 26 through 28).
If you are using the HDMI connection, make sure the
connection goes directly from the set-top to the TV. If the
set-top detects that the link is not secure, the set-top will
not transmit a picture (see page 9). If you expect the link
to be secure, try disconnecting and reconnecting the HDMI
cable.
Is the picture distorted or
too small?
NO
D
See the next page
YES
R
Check that the TV Aspect Ratio and TV
Display Capability, as set on the set-top,
are appropriate for the TV (see pages 25
through 28). Change them if necessary.
If the TV is a 16:9 TV, you can use Auto Pillarbox to add
black borders to 4:3 transmissions, so that the picture is
not stretched (see pages 28 and 29).
If the TV Aspect Ratio and TV Display Capability settings are
correct, try using Zoom to improve the picture (see page
24) or consult the instructions that came with the TV and
try adjusting the TV’s display.
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SOLVING PROBLEMS (cont.)
Check
Suggested solution
Further checks, if there is still a problem
Can you display menus
and guides on the screen?
If the TV is connected to the VIDEO OUT
or S-VIDEO connectors, then you will
see menus and guides only if the screen
resolution 480i is set to “YES” and 480p,
720p, 1080i, 1080p24 Pass, and 1080p30
Pass are set to “NO”.
Change the TV Display Capability resolution settings if
necessary (see pages 27 and 28).
Check that the audio cables are securely
and correctly connected.
Check that you have not muted the sound on the set-top
and/or TV. Adjust the volume control on the set-top and/or
TV. If you are using a home theater receiver, check it is set
up correctly.
YES
NO
R
D
Is there any sound?
YES
NO
R
D
Can you hear stereo
sound?
YES
NO
R
First check that the program is likely to have If the TV is mono, you will hear stereo sound only if you
stereo sound (an old movie, for example,
have a stereo audio amplifier and speakers or home theater
may not be in stereo).
connected to the stereo VCR or set-top.
D
Check the on-screen Setup Menu, Audio
settings (see page 33). The Stereo Output
may be set to “Mono”. Change it to
“Stereo”.
Can you see and hear a
DVD that you are trying to
play?
Check that all the audio and video cables
are securely and correctly connected,
including any to a home theater receiver
that you may be using to enhance the
sound.
—
Some programs may include “copy
protection” which means, if the settop is connected to the HDTV via the
component video connectors, the picture
is downgraded to standard TV quality. To
prevent this from happening, use an HDMI
connection instead.
—
The Bypass feature may be turned on
(check if the BYPASS light on the set-top’s
front panel is lighted). If Bypass is on, use
the on-screen Setup menus to turn it off
(see page 33).
—
The internal hard disk may be temporarily
disabled because the set-top has
overheated. Make sure the set-top is
not overheating (refer to the set-top’s
ventilation requirements on page 4).
—
NO
R
YES
D
Is the picture low quality,
or “fuzzy”, when you are
expecting to see an HDTVquality picture?
YES
R
NO
D
Can you see only regular
(analog) channels but not
any digital channels?
YES
R
NO
D
Are the DVR functions
working?
NO
R
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