PACE TDC779X SET-TOP CUSTOMER SERVICE AND

PACE TDC779X SET-TOP CUSTOMER SERVICE AND
PACE TDC779X SET-TOP
CUSTOMER SERVICE AND INSTALLATION GUIDE
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CONTENTS
SAFETY INFORMATION .............................................................................................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................3
OVERVIEW ......................................................................................................................8
FRONT PANEL ...............................................................................................................9
REAR PANEL ................................................................................................................ 10
GETTING THE CABLES READY ............................................................................. 12
CONNECTING A REMOTE EYE (IR receiver) ................................................... 13
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT ....................................................................... 14
Setup A: HDMI TV (+ optional home theater) . ............................................. 16
Setup B: DVI TV (+ optional home theater) ................................................... 18
Setup C:VCR and HDMI TV .............................................................................. 20
Setup D:VCR, Home Theater and HDMI TV . ................................................ 22
Setup E: DVD and HDMI TV .............................................................................. 24
Setup F:VCR, DVD, Home Theater and HDMI TV ........................................ 26
Setup G: Component-video HDTV (+ optional home theater) ................ 28
Setup H: DVD and Component-video HDTV
(+ optional home theater) . ................................................................................ 30
Setup I:VCR, DVD, Home Theater and Component-video HDTV ........... 32
Activating baseband loopthrough for a DVD or similar equipment ......... 38
Lightning Storms..................................................................................................... 38
Using RF Bypass...................................................................................................... 39
Using the set-top’s DVR functions . .................................................................. 40
Adding an external hard disk............................................................................... 41
MAKING USER SETTINGS ...................................................................................... 42
About User Settings.............................................................................................. 42
About TV Aspect Ratio......................................................................................... 43
About TV Display Capability (resolution settings).......................................... 44
Auto Pillarbox......................................................................................................... 47
Closed Caption Settings....................................................................................... 49
Front Panel Settings and Energy Save................................................................ 51
Rmoving the User Settings menus..................................................................... 52
Restoring the factory default settings............................................................... 52
Using Zoom............................................................................................................. 54
USING THE SETUP MENUS .................................................................................... 55
DISPLAYING DIAGNOSTIC SCREENS.................................................................. 56
SOLVING PROBLEMS ................................................................................................ 57
CONNECTING TO THE AC POWER SUPPLY ................................................... 34
Connecting the TV to the AC power supply .................................................. 34
Connecting the power cord to the set-top ................................................... 34
Connecting equipment to the AC wall outlets .............................................. 34
OPERATING THE SET-TOP . .................................................................................... 36
Turning the set-top on and off .......................................................................... 36
Tuning the TV and VCR to the set-top.............................................................. 37
Using the remote control.................................................................................... 38
Apparent “problems” that may be caused by certain menu settings ........ 61
To enhance the set-top, the on-screen menus may be updated from time to time,
over the cable. They may therefore differ from those shown in this manual.
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
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.
The exclamation point within a triangle is intended to
alert you to the presence of important instructions in
the literature accompanying the set-top.
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.
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 820-40 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 Micro Technology (Support Services) Ltd.
3701 FAU Boulevard, Suite 200, Boca Raton
Florida, 33431, U.S.A.
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.
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.
1. Read these instructions.
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.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
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 manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
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.
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.
SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
In addition to the Important Safety Instructions, please read the
Safety Information below.
Power sources
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 the home, consult the 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.
Water and moisture
Do not expose the set-top to 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.
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.
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.
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.
• Never cover the ventilation openings with items such as
newspapers, table-cloths or curtains.
• Do not place the set-top in
a built-in installation such as
a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided
or you have adhered to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
• It is recommended that you
2 inches
2 inches
2 inches
maintain a minimum distance
of 2 inches around the set-top
for sufficient ventilation.
See also item 7 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.
SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
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.
Risk of fire or scorching
Never place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or
adjacent to the set-top.
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
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, switch on
the air conditioning.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or other power
outlets as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
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 INFORMATION (cont.)
Safety aspects of connections
Full details of the rear panel are on page 10.
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 POWER OUTLET plug is designed only for connection to the
AC power cord for a TV. The maximum power it can supply is 500 watts.
Do not connect any equipment that uses more than 500 watts, or any
non-TV equipment such as a toaster or hair dryer.
The set-top operates with a 120 V AC, 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 jack of the set-top. Connect this end
first, before inserting the polarized plug into the wall socket-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 socket-outlet. The set-top
must therefore be installed near to the wall socket-outlet, which
should be easily accessible.
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
SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
Epilepsy and on-screen images
Regulatory information
Certain people are susceptible to epileptic seizures or losing
consciousness when faced with certain types of flashing lights in
our daily environment.
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.
These people are exposed to the risk of seizures if they watch
certain television images or if they view certain images while they
are browsing the Web. These phenomena may appear even when
the subject has no previous history of this problem or has never
suffered an epileptic seizure.
If you, or a member of the family, has already suffered symptoms
linked to epilepsy (seizure or loss of consciousness) in the presence
of stimulation by light, please consult your doctor before using this
product.
If you or any person using the equipment experiences dizziness,
involuntary movements or convulsion, please immediately stop
viewing and consult a doctor.
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:
When you are browsing the Web or playing a Web-based game,
take the following precautions:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Use the equipment in a well-lit room, and turn down the
brightness of the television screen.
• Sit at a reasonable distance from the television screen.
• Take a break for ten minutes every hour.
• Connect the set-top to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
You should avoid using the Web if you are tired or have lost some sleep.
• Increase the separation between the set-top and the receiver.
• Consult a dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
OVERVIEW
• Read all the safety information on pages 2 through 7.
• Familiarize yourself with the front and rear panels of the set-top (see pages 9 through 11).
• 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 13).
• Decide how you want to connect the set-top (and to which equipment) and look at the
table (right) to see which setup you should use.
• Be aware of menu settings that could affect your choice of setup (see page 55).
• Connect the equipment together according to your chosen setup, but do not yet connect
the power cords (see pages 16 through 33).
• Connect the power cords and turn on the equipment (see pages 34 through 36).
• Check that you can see a picture on the TV and do any necessary tuning (see page 37).
• Check whether the user settings are appropriate for the TV being used and change them
if necessary (see pages 42 through 53).
• Any problems? Display the diagnostic screens (see page 56) and consult the “Solving
Problems” section on page 57.
Using the TV’s HDMI
connector:
HDMI TV (+ optional
home theater receiver)
Setup A
DVI HDTV (+ optional
home theater receiver)
Setup B
VCR and HDMI TV
Setup C
VCR, home theater
receiver and HDMI TV
Setup D
DVD player and HDMI TV
Setup E
VCR, DVD player, home
theater receiver and HDMI
TV
Setup F
Using the TV’s component
video and stereo audio
connectors:
HDTV (+ optional home
theater receiver)
Setup G
DVD player and HDTV
(+ optional home theater
receiver)
Setup H
VCR, DVD player, home
Setup I
theater receiver and HDTV
FRONT PANEL
guide
To display an on-screen guide
bypass
To turn the RF Bypass feature on/off
menu
To display on-screen menus
info
To display on-screen information
power button
To turn the set-top on/off
power light (next to button)
Lights blue 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
channel U and D
To change channel
up or down
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 42)
Lights when the set-top is receiving a signal
from the remote control
Lights when the set-top outputs High
Definition Television (HDTV) content
Lights when the set-top receives
multi-channel sound
play/record lights
Indicate the play or record
state of each display channel
Lights green to signify playback;
lights red to signify record
Lights when there is an unread message
Lights while the Bypass feature is on
Lights if the current program has a
special broadcast security flag
L, R, U and D
To move left/right/
up/down in an onscreen menu/guide
select button
To select items in
menus/guides
VIDEO IN;
AUDIO IN L and R
(behind push panel)
Baseband inputs – for
future use
USB connector
– for future use
REAR PANEL
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
Component video output
for analog HDTV
AUDIO IN
Audio baseband input
(stereo, L and R)
S-VIDEO
S-video output
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Component analog
video input
TO TV
RF output to the
TV or VCR
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CABLE IN
From cable
service-provider
PRIMARY
AUDIO OUT
Audio baseband outputs
(stereo, L and R)
IR RECEIVE
Infra-red input from
a remote “eye”
1394
For connections to
1394-compatible
devices
VIDEO IN
Video baseband
input
SATA
For connection
to an optional
external hard disk
VIDEO OUT
Video baseband
output
IR TRANSMIT
Infra-red output
to control a VCR
(for future use)
Separable security module
(behind cover)
Removal will interrupt the service
SECONDARY
AUDIO OUT
Audio baseband outputs
(stereo, L and R)
HDMI
Video and audio
output for digital HDTV
UNIVERSAL
SERIAL BUS (USB)
For future use
ETHERNET
For future use
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
Electrical S/PDIF audio output
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
Electrical S/PDIF audio input
POWER OUTLET
(500 W max.)
POWER INPUT
(Make this connection last of all)
OPTICAL AUDIO IN
Optical S/PDIF audio input
OPTICAL AUDIO OUT
Optical S/PDIF audio output
REAR PANEL (cont.)
CABLE IN
Connect the cable service here.
TO TV
Connect to the RF/antenna input on the TV or VCR.
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
If the HDTV does not have an HDMI, connect the
HDTV here.
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Connect equipment such as a DVD player, if it has
component video jacks.
Separable security Removal will interrupt the service.
module
(behind cover)
PRIMARY AUDIO Connect to the stereo audio inputs on a stereo TV,
OUT
stereo VCR or optional stereo amplifier.
IR TRANSMIT
Connect to an optional VCR controller (future use).
IR RECEIVE
Connect to an optional remote “eye”.
S-VIDEO
Connect to the S-video baseband input (if present)
on the VCR or TV.
SECONDARY
AUDIO OUT
Connect to the stereo audio inputs on a secondary
TV, VCR or optional stereo amplifier..
AUDIO IN
Connect to the stereo audio outputs on a DVD
player (or similar).
VIDEO OUT
Connect to the video baseband input on a VCR (or
a standard TV).
VIDEO IN
Connect to the video baseband output on a DVD
player (or similar).
USB
(Universal Serial
Bus)
Connect to compatible optional equipment that
supports a USB 2.0 interface, for example: a printer,
digital camera, keyboard or mouse (future use).
ETHERNET
Connect to an optional PC network (future use).
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 3 analog COMPONENT VIDEO
connectors).
1394
Connect to a 1394-compatible device.
SATA
Connect to an optional external hard disk.
DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT
Connect to the electrical digital audio input on
optional digital audio equipment, such as an audio
decoder or home theater receiver.
OPTICAL AUDIO Connect to the optical digital audio input on
OUT
optional digital audio equipment.
DIGITAL AUDIO
IN
Connect to any electrical digital audio output
that loops through the set-top.
OPTICAL AUDIO Connect to any optical digital audio output that
IN
loops through the set-top.
POWER OUTLET Connect the TV’s power cord here to provide AC
power to the TV.
POWER INPUT
Connect the set-top’s power cord here.
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GETTING THE CABLES READY
Below is a list of cables (and their connectors) that are shown in the diagrams on pages 13 through
34, 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
HDMI
HDMI 19-pin type A
1
HDMI (to DVI)
HDMI 19-pin type A
2
Component video 75 Ω coaxial
male RCA jack
Video 75 Ω coaxial
male RCA jack
S-video
4-way male mini-DIN
Stereo audio coaxial
male RCA jack
3, 6, 7, 10
75 Ω digital audio coaxial*
male RCA jack
8, 11
Digital audio optical
optical S/PDIF
IR receive
male 3.5 mm jack
Drawn as
9, 12
4, 5
* Any cable connected to DIGITAL AUDIO IN or DIGITAL AUDIO OUT must be 75 Ω coaxial, not regular audio cable.
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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.
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 jack on the set-top’s rear panel.
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.
6.
front of
HDTV
adhesive patch
3.5 mm jack plug
Insert the 3.5 mm jack 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
The set-top fully complies with international DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting)
standards. 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 on
page 15). 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 so that you
can use the RF Bypass. 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.
14
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 OPTICAL AUDIO OUT
jack or the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack.
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 socket-outlet switch, if
present, to its OFF position). The set-top must
therefore be installed near to the AC power
socket-outlet, which should be easily accessible.
The power outlet is designed only for connection
to the AC power cord for a TV. The maximum
power it can supply is 500 watts. Do not connect
any equipment that uses more than 500 watts, or
any non-TV equipment such as a toaster or hair
dryer.
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 jacks
must be 75 ohm coaxial, not regular audio cable.
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Using the TV’s HDMI connector:
NOTE
HDMI TV (+ optional home theater receiver)
Setup A
DVI HDTV (+ optional home theater receiver)
Setup B
VCR and HDMI TV
Setup C
VCR, home theater receiver and HDMI TV
Setup D
DVD player and HDMI TV
Setup E
VCR, DVD player, home theater receiver and HDMI TV
Setup F
Using the TV’s component video and stereo audio connectors:
HDTV (+ optional home theater receiver)
Setup G
DVD player and HDTV (+ optional home theater receiver)
Setup H
VCR, DVD player, home theater receiver and HDTV
Setup I
Copy protection via HDMI
secure link
The HDMI link between the settop and the TV/monitor should be
a secure link. When the set-top is
attached via a HDMI cable to an
HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital
Content Protection) -compliant
monitor, the monitor and set-top
negotiate a secure link, which
allows the set-top to transmit full
resolution video (picture) to the
TV/monitor.
Not all monitors support HDCP.
If the set-top is connected to a
monitor that does not support
HDCP, the following is displayed:
Your HDTV does not support HDCP.
Please use the YPbPr component
connection to watch TV.
NOTE
How you set up the equipment may depend on the home theater receiver. For example, the optical and
digital audio inputs may be associated with particular video inputs. Please see the home theater user
information for further details.
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 Setups G, H and I).
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup A: HDMI TV
(+ optional home theater)
HDTV
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
RF CABLE
PB/CB IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
VCR IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
1
8
CABLE INPUT
HDMI
VIDEO IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
16
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
About Setup A: Using an HDMI cable to connect a TV
(optional home theater shown)
This is the most basic setup, with only an HDTV and optional home theater connected.
•
The set-top has a high-definition multimedia interface (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, opposite) and (ii) optical (labeled OPTICAL AUDIO OUT).
•
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
TDC779X
set-top
HDMI
HDTV
Digital Audio
Cable TV
RF
Home
Theater
17
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
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
3
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
VCR IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
2
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
CABLE INPUT
18
8
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
About Setup B: Using an HDMI-to-DVI cable to connect a TV
(optional home theater shown)
If the TV has a DVI connector, you can still take advantage of the digital video signal.
•
The set-top has a high-definition multimedia interface (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 highresolution digital video.
•
Use baseband audio cables: cable 3 from the set-top’s PRIMARY AUDIO OUT jacks to the HDTV’s baseband 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) or
its OPTICAL AUDIO OUT connector. In that case, cable 3 is not needed.
Cable Wiring Diagram B
RF Cable TV
TDC779X
set-top
DVI & Audio
HDTV
Digital Audio
Cable TV
RF
Home
Theater
19
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup C: VCR and HDMI TV
RF CABLE
VCR
VIDEO IN
TV / RF
OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
HDTV
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
5
Y IN
S-VIDEO
IN
PB/CB IN
HDMI
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
6
4
RF CABLE
20
7
CABLE INPUT
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
PR/CR IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
1
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
About Setup C: Using an HDMI cable to connect a TV and S-video cable to connect a VCR
In this setup, a VCR is added to the basic setup. The way in which you connect the HDTV to the set-top (either HDMI or component
video) does not affect the way you connect the VCR. Therefore an HDMI connection between the set-top and the TV is shown on page
20. (It could be component video instead).
•
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 baseband video jacks and video 75 ohm coaxial cables.
•
Use baseband audio cables: cable 6 (from the set-top’s PRIMARY AUDIO OUT jacks) and cable 7 (between the VCR and HDMI TV).
•
The path for recording on the VCR is cables 6 (baseband stereo audio) and cable 4 (S-video) (or via baseband video jacks).
•
The path for playing back from the VCR is cables 7 (baseband stereo audio) and cable 5 (S-video) (or via baseband video jacks).
•
If the HDTV has only one pair of baseband audio input jacks and you are using them to connect the set-top to the HDTV (for
example, if you are using component video, rather then HDMI), you can connect the baseband audio cables (7) from the VCR to the
AUDIO IN jacks on the set-top. The audio then loops through the set-top when the VCR is playing back. The set-top needs to be
turned off for this baseband loopthrough to occur.
Cable Wiring Diagram C
RF Cable TV
TDC779X
set-top
HDMI or [DVI & Audio]
HDTV
Audio & Video
Cable TV
RF
VHS
Recorder
Audio & Video
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup D: VCR, Home Theater
and HDMI TV
VCR
RF CABLE
HDTV
S-VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO IN
TV / RF
OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
5
Y IN
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO IN
RF CABLE
6
4
7
PB/CB IN
HDMI
PR/CR IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
7
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
VCR IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
1
8
22
CABLE INPUT
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
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, opposite) and (ii) optical (labeled OPTICAL AUDIO OUT).
•
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.
•
Instead of the VCR’s baseband audio output going to the TV, it connects via cables 7 to the home theater receiver.
•
When the set-top is turned off, there are the following audio loopthroughs, which allow you to connect additional equipment to the
home theater receiver:
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
loops through to
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL AUDIO IN
loops through to
OPTICAL AUDIO OUT
AUDIO IN
loops through to
PRIMARY AUDIO OUT
AUDIO IN
loops through to
SECONDARY AUDIO OUT
Cable Wiring Diagram D
RF Cable TV
TDC779X
set-top
HDMI or [DVI & Audio]
HDTV
Digital Audio
A&V
Cable TV
RF
Stereo Audio
VHS
Recorder
Home
Theater
Audio & Video
23
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
PB/CB
PR/CR
Y IN
PB/CB IN
9
ANTENNA/
RF IN
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
CABLE INPUT
24
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
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 31.
•
If the set-top is connected to the HDTV by an HDMI cable, you can connect video directly between the DVD player and HDTV.
There is no need to loop the video through the set-top.
•
This setup assumes that the DVD player has component video output jacks 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 baseband video or S-video input jacks
on the HDTV.
•
The audio connection from the DVD player can go directly to the HDTV, as shown by cables 10 on page 24 (provided that there are
enough audio input jacks on the HDTV).
•
If the HDTV’s audio inputs are limited, you can use the set-top’s baseband audio loopthrough feature to loop the audio through the
set-top. The set-top must be turned off for this audio loopthrough to occur.
Cable Wiring Diagram E
Cable TV
RF
RF Cable TV
TDC779X
set-top
DVD
Player
HDMI or [DVI & Audio]
HDTV
Audio & Video
25
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
RF CABLE
Setup F: VCR, DVD,
Home Theater
and HDMI TV
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
7
5
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
VCR IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
Y
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL
PB/CB IN
9
PB/CB
COAXIAL
PR/CR
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
8
26
CABLE INPUT
S-VIDEO
IN
HDMI
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
1
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
PR/CR IN
11
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
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 TV (via HDMI) is not needed, so you may
wish to mute (turn off) the audio on the TV.
•
The digital audio output from the DVD player loops through the set-top to the home theater receiver. For this to occur, the set-top
must be turned off.
Cable Wiring Diagram F
DVD
Player
TDC779X
set-top
HDMI or [DVI & Audio]
HDTV
Digital Audio
A&V
RF Cable TV
Digital Audio
Cable TV
RF
Stereo Audio
VHS
Recorder
Home
Theater
Video
Video
27
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
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
VCR IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
28
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
12
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
CABLE INPUT
PR/CR IN
8
3
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
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 baseband audio cables (3) between the PRIMARY AUDIO OUT jacks on the set-top and the baseband audio in
jacks on the HDTV.
•
To enhance the sound, you can connect a home theater receiver, in which case baseband audio cable 3 is 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, opposite) and (ii) optical (labeled OPTICAL AUDIO OUT).
Cable Wiring Diagram G
RF Cable TV
TDC779X
set-top
Y, Pb, Pr Video & Audio
HDTV
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
RF CABLE
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
PB/CB IN
Y
POWER
PB/CB
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
PR/CR
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
9
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
ANTENNA/
RF IN
OPTICAL COAXIAL
11
10
VCR IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
8
CABLE INPUT
30
12
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
3
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
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.
•
As the HDTV has component video inputs, you can loop the DVD player’s video through the set-top, using cables 9 and 12, as shown.
The set-top must be turned off for loopthrough to occur.
• If the DVD player does not have component video outputs, then you can connect it directly to the HDTV using any spare baseband
video or S-video input jacks that the HDTV may have.
• The audio connection from the DVD player could go directly to the HDTV (provided that there are enough input jacks on the HDTV).
• If the HDTV’s audio inputs are limited, you can use the set-top’s baseband audio loopthrough feature to loop the audio through the
set-top (cables 10 and 3) as shown. The set-top must be turned off for this audio loopthrough to occur.
• To enhance the sound, you can connect a home theater receiver, in which case baseband audio cables 3 and 10 are not needed.
• There is a choice of two S/PDIF inputs and outputs on the set-top: (i) electrical (labeled DIGITAL AUDIO), which are shown
connected, by cables 8 and 11 in the diagram, opposite, and (ii) optical (labeled OPTICAL AUDIO).
• Audio from the set-top reaches the home theater receiver via cable 8 when the set-top is on.
• Audio from the DVD player loops through the set-top to the home theater receiver via cables 11 and 8 (for this to occur, the set-top
must be turned off).
Cable Wiring Diagram H
RF Cable TV
Y, Pb, Pr Video
TDC779X
set-top
HDTV
Digital Audio
Cable TV
RF
DVD
Player
Y, Pb, Pr Video & Digital Audio
Home
Theater
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
RF CABLE
Setup I: VCR, DVD,
Home Theater and
Component-video HDTV
VCR
VIDEO IN
TV / RF
OUT
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
OUT
HDTV
S-VIDEO
IN
5
RF CABLE
6
10
4
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
PB/CB IN
Y
POWER
PB/CB
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
PR/CR
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PR/CR IN
OPTICAL COAXIAL
11
9
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
8
CABLE INPUT
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12
S-VIDEO
IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
POWER
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
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.
•
Although the component video output from the DVD player goes to the set-top, the loopthrough from the COMPONENT VIDEO
IN jacks is only to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. It is not looped though to the VIDEO OUT jack or S-VIDEO OUT jack.
Cable Wiring Diagram I
RF Cable TV
TDC779X
set-top
Y, Pb, Pr Video
HDTV
Digital Audio
DVD
Player
Digital Audio
A&V
Cable TV
RF
Y, Pb, Pr Video &
VHS
Recorder
Stereo Audio
Home
Theater
Video
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CONNECTING TO THE AC POWER SUPPLY
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.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plugs on power cords. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. This plug fits into the outlet in only one way; match the wide blade of the
plug to the wide slot of the outlet.
Connecting the TV to the AC power supply
If the TV has a rating of less than 500 W, connect the power cord from the TV into the connector
labeled “POWER OUTLET” on the rear panel of the set-top. This saves a wall outlet (although, if the
TV is rated 500 W or more, you must connect it to a wall outlet).
Connecting the power cord to the set-top
Before you connect the set-top to a wall outlet, connect the polarized socket on the power cord
into the plug labeled “POWER INPUT” on the set-top’s rear panel.
Connecting equipment to the AC wall outlets
Connect the polarized plugs on the power cords from the set-top, VCR and any other equipment
into AC wall outlets. If these outlets have switches, switch them ON.
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CONNECTING TO THE AC POWER SUPPLY (cont.)
Connecting the equipment
to the AC power supply
VCR
S-VIDEO
OUT
TV / RF
OUT
POWER
S-VIDEO
IN
ANTENNA/
RF IN
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
HDTV
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
POWER
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
HOME THEATER
RECEIVER
POWER
VCR IN
VIDEO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
WALL AC OUTLETS
Y IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL COAXIAL
PB/CB IN
Y
PB/CB
PR/CR
ANTENNA/
RF IN
PR/CR IN
S-VIDEO
IN
HDMI
VIDEO IN
POWER
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
CABLE INPUT
WALL AC OUTLET
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OPERATING THE SET-TOP
Turning the set-top on and off
After you have connected the set-top to the AC wall outlet (and switched this outlet ON, if it has a
switch), the light next to the power button on the set-top’s front panel should be red.
To turn on the set-top,
press the power button.
Wait until you can see the time on the front-panel display, then press the button labeled power on
the front panel of the set-top to turn it on. The light next to the power button goes from red to
blue, to show that the set-top is on.
If the light next to the power button is neither red nor blue, there is a problem.
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 next to the
button changes from
red to blue.
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 by the power button goes red.
Then wait 60 seconds before disconnecting the set-top at the wall AC outlet.
NOTES
It is important that, unless there is a lightning storm or the set-top’s users are away from their home for a
long time, they do not unplug the set-top at 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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Depending on the set-top’s settings, if you switch the set-top off, any TV that is attached to the set-top’s
POWER OUTLET may also turn off. For more details, see page 55.
Front panel display, showing
the time
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 carry out the following steps.
1.
Make sure that all the equipment, including the set-top, is turned on.
Make sure that you have NOT selected a baseband 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
see a program, 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
NOTE
that you are using the correct RF output channel.
4. When you can see a set-top program on the TV, switch the
TV/VCR switch on the VCR to “VCR”.
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.
Regardless of the program
channel number selected on the
set-top (and shown on its frontpanel 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.
Find out from the cable operator
whether the set-top’s RF output is
channel 3 or channel 4 (see step 1)
CABLE INPUT
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
TV
ANTENNA/
RF IN
Tune the TV to the same channel
number as the set-top’s RF output
(see step 3)
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OPERATING THE SET-TOP (cont.)
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.
Activating baseband loopthrough for a DVD or similar equipment
To activate baseband loopthrough, turn off the set-top by pressing the POWER button on the remote (making sure the remote control
is set to control the set-top) or by pressing the power button on the front panel. When the set-top is turned off, the light next to the
power button is red.
If you activate baseband loopthrough, the following occur:
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
loops through to
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
loops through to
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO IN
loops through to
PRIMARY AUDIO OUT and
SECONDARY AUDIO OUT
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
loops through to
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL AUDIO IN
loops through to
OPTICAL AUDIO OUT
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.
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Unplug the set-top’s power cord at 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).
OPERATING THE SET-TOP (cont.)
Using RF Bypass
You can use RF Bypass 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.
To use RF Bypass:
• The equipment must be connected by RF leads (see the diagram, right). Other connections are
possible in addition to those shown (see page 14) provided that the RF connection is included.
• The TV and VCR need to have been tuned to the set-top’s VHF output channel (3 or 4,
depending on the location - see page 37).
• The RF Bypass feature must be on (you may need to set it to “On” in a Setup menu; see page 55).
To use RF Bypass, press the BYPASS button on the set-top’s front panel. The word BYPASS lights
up on the set-top’s front panel if RF Bypass is on. When you have finished using RF Bypass, press the
BYPASS button again. The remote control may have a button that allows you to turn Bypass on
and off.
For you to start using RF Bypass, the set-top must be turned on. However, if the RF Bypass feature
has been set to “On”, RF Bypass will work 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 set-top’s composite video and L & 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 different channel on the VCR.
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. So, when RF Bypass is off, you can record on the VCR only the
program that you are watching on the TV.
CABLE INPUT
VCR
ANTENNA/
RF IN
TV / RF
OUT
TV
ANTENNA/
RF IN
NOTE
* If the “Front LED Display” (see
page 55) 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 should set “Front LED
Display” to “Current Channel”.
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OPERATING THE SET-TOP (cont.)
Using the set-top’s DVR 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 lights on the set-top’s front panel to show when
recording and play-back are 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
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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.
NOTES
The exact functionality of the
DVR (digital video recorder) 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 39.
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.
OPERATING THE SET-TOP (cont.)
Adding 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 should not connect an external hard disk to a 1394 port or a 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 to. It will automatically choose the one with the
most 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. First stop any recording you are making to the set-top’s internal hard disk.
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.
If the external disk needs formatting, the set-top will do this automatically and inform you by means of a
pop-up dialog box on the TV screen (see right).
Formatting the Hard
drive. Please
wait...
Message for a new external hard disk
Do you want to format the
external hard drive?
YES
NO
Message if the external hard disk has
previously been formatted on a PC.
Use the arrow and select buttons to
choose.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS
About User Settings
You need to make the appropriate settings to make sure the set-top is compatible with the HDTV
or TV. You can make the following settings.
power button.
• TV Aspect Ratio (the screen’s width-to-height ratio, or shape)
• TV Display Capability (screen resolution)
menu button
front-panel display
• Auto Pillarbox
• Closed Captions
• Front Panel Settings, including Energy Saving
You can also reset the user settings to the factory defaults.
You use the L, R, U, D and select buttons on the front panel to make the settings. You check the
settings by looking at the set-top’s front panel. You can also look at on-screen menus, although please
note that, until the set-top has been set up to match the display capability of the TV, these menus may
not be visible.
Putting the set-top into “user settings mode”
1. Make sure that the set-top is turned on (power light is blue).
2. Press the power button on the set-top, then, within 1 second, press the menu button.
The front panel displays “ASPt” (or another of the 6 “words” shown right). You may also see the
PACE POWER menu, shown right, on the TV screen.
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3. When you have finished making changes (see pages 43 to 51), press the power button to
remove the PACE POWER menu and return to normal viewing.
PACE POWER MENU
TV Aspect Capability
TV Display Capability
Auto Pillarbox
Closed Captions
Front Panel Settings
Restore Defaults
MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
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.
Setting the TV Aspect Ratio
If you have not done so, put the set-top into “user settings mode”, as described on page 42.
Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “ASPt”.
4:3 standard TV,
EDTV or HDTV
16:9 HDTV
The flow diagram on the far right shows how you use the arrow and select buttons on the settop’s front panel to change the display and make the settings. See also the instructions below.
1. To change the TV Aspect Ratio, press the R button.
The current TV Aspect Ratio setting (“43” or “169”) appears on the front
panel. You may also see the menu, shown right, on the TV screen.
TV Aspect Ratio
4:3
16:9
2. Press the U or D button until the TV Aspect Ratio you want appears on the
front panel.
3. Press the select button to confirm the choice and change to that TV
Aspect Ratio.
4. Press the L button. The front panel will display “ASPt” again.
5. To continue making the settings, see the next section.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
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 will always depend 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 “1080i” or “720p”. Many
HDTVs will display at more than one resolution. For more information, see the information
supplied with the HDTV.
You must make the appropriate TV Display Capability setting(s) 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 should select every resolution that the TV is
capable of displaying. This should ensure that programs are displayed with the minimum distortion.
TV Display Capability settings
• 480i is standard definition NTSC and is transmitted
in a 4:3 aspect ratio (see right)
480i transmission:
The aspect ratio is 4:3
• 480p is enhanced digital TV and can be transmitted
in either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio
• 720p and 1080i are HDTV and are transmitted in
a 16:9 aspect ratio (see right)
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1080i transmission:
The aspect ratio is 16:9
NOTE
When an HDTV is connected
to the set-top via an HDMI, 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 set-top’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 52.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 set-top is disconnected from
the HDTV, then reconnect the
HDTV via an HDMI cable.
MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Changing the TV Display Capability
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into “user settings mode”, as described on page 42.
Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “reS” (short for “resolution”).
The flow diagram on page 46 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. The available
resolutions are: 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. (See pages 44 and 46 for more information about these.)
1. To change the TV Display Capability, press the R button when you see “reS” on the front
panel, as shown right.
The front panel shows the TV display capability that was last selected, so it could show 480i, 480P,
720P or 1080i (this final setting is displayed as 1080). You will probably also see the TV Display
Capability menu, shown right, on the TV screen. If you cannot see this menu, you should be able
to do so by the time you have finished making these Display Capability settings.
2. If you can see the menu, proceed as follows:
Press the U or D button to highlight each resolution in turn and, for each one, press the select
button if you want 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 select to restore the menu.
3
If you press the R button when you see “reS” on the front panel, but the menu does not appear
on the TV screen, proceed as follows:
Press U or D until “1080” is displayed on the front panel, then press select.
If the menu then appears, check and change the settings as described in Step 2 above.
If the menu does not appear at this stage, press select again, then press U or D until “720P” is
displayed on the front panel, and then press select. If the menu then appears, check and change
the settings as described in Step 2 above. Repeat this process until you have tried all the resolutions.
TV Display Capability
1080i : YES
720p : NO
480p : YES
480i
: YES
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
4. When you are satisfied that all the TV resolutions are correct, press the L button. The front
panel displays “reS” again. To continue making the settings, see page 47.
This diagram shows an example only. Please make
sure that, for each resolution, you select the correct
setting (yes or no) that applies to the TV.
TV Display Capability
1080i : NO
720p : NO
480p : YES
480i
: YES
The on-screen
menu shows the
selected setting.
TV Display Capability
1080i : YES
720p : NO
480p : YES
480i
: YES
Further information about the TV Display Capability
The TV Display Capability settings relate to equipment that is connected to the HDMI and
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT connectors because the settings control the output at those
connectors. If equipment is connected via a 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
46 and S-VIDEO jacks, because the output at these jacks will always be the standard definition 480i.
MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
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
Changing the Auto Pillarbox setting
If you have not done so already, put the set-top into “user settings mode”, as described on page 42.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “PiLL”, as shown right.
2. Press the R button.
The current Auto Pillarbox setting (“YeS” = switched on, or “no” = switched off) is displayed on
the front panel. If you can see the on-screen menus, the menu shown right appears.
Auto Pillarbox
YES
NO
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
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 displays “PiLL” again.
To continue making the settings, see the next section.
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 54.
4:3 transmission
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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 USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Closed Captions 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 42.
1. To change the Closed Captions setting, press the D button until the front panel displays “CC”, as
shown right.
2. Press the R button. The current Closed Captions setting, either “On” (switched on) or “OFF”
(switched off) is displayed. If you can see the menus, the Closed Captions menu appears, see
right.
3. If you want to change the setting, press the select button - the setting changes.
4. Press the L button. The front panel displays “CC” again.
Closed Captions
CC : OFF
Configure Captions
To continue making the settings, see the next section.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Changing the closed captions’ appearance
If you want to change the closed caption’s appearance, we recommend you use the on-screen
menus, rather than the front-panel display.
1. If you have not done so already, put the set-top into “user settings mode”, as described on page
42. The PACE POWER menu, shown right, appears on the TV screen.
2. To change the Closed Captions appearance, press the D button to highlight “Closed Captions”,
then press R. The Closed Captions menu, shown right, appears.
3. Press the D button to highlight “Configure Captions”, then press select. The Configure
Captions menu, shown right, appears.
4. 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). Note: You must set “Caption
Style” to “Viewer”, in order for the changes to take effect.
5. When you have made all the changes you want to make, press L twice to re-display the PACE
POWER menu.
PACE POWER MENU
TV Aspect Capability
TV Display Capability
Auto Pillarbox
Closed Captions
Front Panel Settings
Restore Defaults
Closed Captions
CC : ON
Configure Captions
Configure Captions
Size
:
Font
:
Character Color
:
Character Shading :
Background Color :
Background Shading :
Std Def CC
:
Hi Def CC
:
Caption Style
:
Reset to Defaults
Small
Style 1
White
Auto
Black
Auto
CC1
Digital 1
Viewer
Closed Caption Example
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Front Panel Settings and Energy Save
Occasionally, the brightness of the set-top’s front panel display may change, for example the display
may dim automatically when the set-top is turned off. You can use the Front Panel Settings to set the
brightness levels of the display at its brightest and dimmest.
You can also use the Front Panel Settings to activate Energy Save. If the set-top’s Energy Save mode
is active, the internal hard disk will receive no power when you switch off the set-top (that is, when
the front-panel power light is red).
1. If you have not done so already, put the set-top into “user settings mode”, as described on page
42. Then press the U or D button until the front panel displays “brit”, as shown right.
2. Press the R button. The Front Panel Setting menu, shown right, appears.
Changing the Front Panel Display Settings
1. Press the U or D button to highlight “Dim Level” or “Bright Level” as required (“Dim Level” is
the brightness of the display at its dimmest; “Bright Level” is the brightness of the display at its
brightest.)
2. Use the select button to choose the setting you want (the setting changes each time you press
select): “Low”, “Std” (Standard) or “High”.
Changing the Energy Save Setting
1. Press the U or D button to highlight “Energy Save”.
Front Panel Setting
Dim Level : Std
Bright Level : High
Energy Save : On
2. Use the select button to choose the setting you want (the setting changes each time you press
select): “On” or “Off ”.
When you have made all the changes you want to make at the Front Panel Setting menu, press the
L button to re-display the PACE POWER menu.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Removing the User Settings menus
When you have finished making changes, press the power button to remove the User Settings
menu and return to normal viewing.
Restoring the factory default settings
If you wish, you can restore the user 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 Settings menu item Options
Factory default setting
TV Aspect Ratio
–
16:9
TV Display Capability
1080i
720p
480p
480i
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Auto Pillarbox
–
No
Closed Captions
–
Off
Front Panel Setting
Dim Level
Bright Level
Energy Save
Std
High
On
To restore the factory default settings, follow the instructions on page 53
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If you have not done so, put the set-top into “user settings mode”, as described on page 42.
The flow diagram on the 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.
1. Press the D button until the front panel displays “reSt” (short for “restore factory settings”), as
shown right.
2. Press the R button. “YeS” appears on the set-top’s front panel. (If you no longer wish to restore
the factory settings, press the L button.)
You may also see this message on the TV screen: “Restore Default. Press OK to confirm”
3. To confirm and restore the factory settings, press the select button.
4. The factory settings are restored. If you want to continue changing the settings, press L then see
the sections from page 42 onwards. If you have finished changing the settings, press the power
button. The set-top will switch on with the restored settings.
NOTES
If the set-top and HDTV are connected via a HDMI cable, the HDTV may pass information about the
required settings back to the set-top (see page 44). If you wish to restore the set-top’s settings to those
created by the HDTV, you should disconnect the set-top from the HDTV 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.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Using “Zoom” to change the picture
Making the appropriate TV Aspect Ratio and TV Display Capability settings (see pages 42 through
48) 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 will 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 round 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 programme 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
USING THE SETUP MENUS
In addition to the user settings described on pages 42 through 53, 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
Setting
Options
Notes
Cable Box
Setup
Front LED
Display
Current Time,
Current Channel
If setting is “Current Time”, the time displays on the front panel when the set-top is
switched on. If setting is “Current Channel”, the program channel number displays..
AC Outlet
Switched,
Unswitched
If setting is “Switched”, the AC outlet on the set-top’s rear panel is on when the set-top is
on, and off when the set-top is off, so any TV that is therefore receiving its power from this
AC outlet will switch off when the set-top is turned off. If setting is “Unswitched”, the AC
outlet is always on, so any TV that is receiving its power from this AC outlet will continue
to receive power whether the set-top is switched on or off.
RF Bypass
Off, On
This must be “On” before you can use RF Bypass.
For information about RF Bypass, see page 40.
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
Set the language track that the set-top first attempts to use when tuning to a channel.
“Channel Default” means the set-top will use the default audio track for the program.
Selecting a language means it will use the corresponding language track, if 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 in 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 Diagnostic 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 HDTV by HDMI, S-video, baseband video
(RCA) or RF (TO TV) connections, and set the HDTV to its appropriate input.
Ensure the set-top is turned on (the light next to the power button on the front panel should be
blue).
To display the Diagnostic Information screens:
1. Press and hold the power button on the front panel, then immediately (within 2 seconds) press
the select button.
2.
Diagnostics main menu
Release both buttons.
The Diagnostics Main Menu (see right) will then be displayed on the TV. The front panel displays
the currently selected diagnostic and the page number (see below right).
3.
4.
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Use the U and D buttons to move the on-screen cursor through the list of Diagnostic screens,
then use the select button to view the chosen sub-menu or information screen.
To exit a sub-menu and return to the preceding level, press L.
front panel LED display
To remove the Diagnostic Information screen, and return to normal TV viewing, press the
power button on the front panel twice.
diagnostic indicator
page number
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 to ON.
Check that the wall AC power outlet is working (for
example by plugging in a lamp).
Try a new power cord.
YES
NO
R
D
Does the remote control
operate the set-top?
YES
D
The set-top may not be turned on.
NO
R
Check that nothing is blocking the path from the remote
control to the front panel (or remote eye, if you are using
Check if the light next to the power button
one). Check that any remote eye is securely plugged into
on the front panel is blue. If it is red, press the
the set-top.
power button on the front panel to turn on
the set-top.
Check that the remote control is currently set to operate
the set-top (consult the instructions supplied with the
remote control).
If the remote control will still not operate the set-top,
replace the batteries in the remote control.
Please see the next page
If there is still a problem, try to operate the set-top
by using its front-panel buttons. If this works, then the
remote control may be faulty.
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SOLVING PROBLEMS (cont.)
Check
Suggested solution
Further checks, if there is still a problem
Can you see a picture on
the TV screen?
The TV and other equipment may not be
turned on. Check that they are plugged into
AC power outlets and turned on.
Make sure the Bypass feature is turned OFF (the word
BYPASS on the front panel is not lighted).
YES
NO
R
D
Note: If you have connected the TV to the
POWER OUTLET (AC outlet) on the set-top,
when you turn off the set-top, the TV may
turn off automatically, if the “AC Outlet” is
set to “Switched” (see page 55).You may wish
to keep this feature, or you may wish to set
“AC Outlet” to “Unswitched”.
Check that you have selected the appropriate AV input on
the TV: HDMI, COMPONENT VIDEO (YPbPr) or VIDEO
IN (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 page 44).
If the video path between the set-top and the TV loops
through other equipment (such as a VCR) you may need
to turn off this equipment for the loopthrough to work.
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 15). If you expect the
link to be secure, try disconnecting and reconnecting the
HDMI cable.
Is the picture distorted
or too small?
NO
D
Please see the next page
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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 42 through
46). 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 page 47).
If the TV Aspect Ratio and TV Display Capability settings
are correct, try using Zoom to improve the picture (see
pages 54) or consult the instructions that came with the
TV and try adjusting the TV’s display.
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 jacks, then you will see menus and
guides only if the screen resolution 480i is
set to “Yes” and 480p, 720p and 1080i are
set to “No”.
Use the front panel to check the user settings (see page
42) and change the TV Display Capability resolution
settings if necessary (see page 44).
Check that the audio cables are securely and
correctly connected.
Check that you have not muted the sound on the settop and/or TV. Adjust the volume control on the set-top
and/or TV. If you are using a home theater, check it is set
up correctly.
First check that the program is likely to have
stereo sound (an old movie, for example, may
not be in stereo).
If the TV is mono, you will only hear stereo sound if you
have a stereo audio amplifier and speakers or home
theater connected to the stereo VCR or set-top. This is
also the case if the stereo TV has only an RF input.
NO
R
YES
D
Is there any sound?
YES
NO
R
D
Can you hear stereo
sound?
YES
D
Please see the next page
NO
R
Check the Audio settings on the TV Guide
Setup Menu (see page 55). The Stereo Output
may be set to “Mono”. Change it to “Stereo”.
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SOLVING PROBLEMS (cont.)
Check
Suggested solution
Further checks, if there is still a problem
Can you see and hear a
DVD that you are trying
to play?
For the signal to loop through the set-top
from a DVD (or similar equipment) to
reach the TV, you must activate baseband
loopthrough by turning off the set-top.
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.
NO
R
YES
D
Is the picture low quality,
or “fuzzy”, when you
are expecting to see an
HDTV-quality picture?
YES
R
NO
D
Can you see only regular
(analog) channels but not
any digital channels?
YES
R
NO
R
NO
D
Are the DVR functions
working?
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Some programmes may include “copy
protection” which means, if the set-top is
connected to the HDTV via the component
video jacks, the picture is downgraded to
standard TV quality. To prevent this from
happening, use an HDMI (high definition
multimedia interface) connection instead.
The Bypass feature may be turned on. Press
the BYPASS button on the set-top’s front
panel to turn the feature OFF (make sure the
word BYPASS is not lighted on the front
panel).
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).
SOLVING PROBLEMS (cont.)
Apparent “problems” that may be caused by certain menu settings
Problem
Reason
No audio
There is a menu to select a second soundtrack (SAP: secondary audio program). If this is selected, but no SAP is being
transmitted, there may be no audio.
The HDTV turns off
when you play the DVD
player or other attached
equipment.
If the HDTV is attached to the AC outlet on the set-top’s rear panel, it will be affected by a menu item called “AC
Outlet”. If this is set to “Switched”, then, when you turn off the set-top to play back from the DVD player, the attached
HDTV will also turn off.
The HDTV turns on
when you record on the
VCR.
If the HDTV is attached to the AC outlet on the set-top’s rear panel, it will be affected by a menu item called “AC
Outlet”. If this is set to “Switched”, then, when you turn on the set-top to record on the VCR, the attached HDTV will
also turn on.
RF-bypass occurs when
you turn off the set-top.
There may be a menu where you can set the RF-bypass feature to turn on automatically when you turn off the set-top
(although this menu may not be available). This feature should not cause a problem as it is still possible (by pressing
BYPASS) to turn on the RF-bypass when the set-top is on. These are the circumstances in which you could record one
channel from the set-top while you watch, on the TV, a different (analog) channel direct from the cable.
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