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HCS6300 CodePlus™ Series
MUX/MOD Feature Card
Installation & Setup Guide
Warranty
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P/N: 206-4122 (Rev B)
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WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. ALL
CARDS MUST BE INSERTED AND REMOVED BY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
L’appareil ne doit pas être exposé à des égouttements d’eau ou des éclaboussures et de plus qu’aucun objet rempli de liquide tel que des vases ne doit être placé sur l’appareil.
REGULATORY INFORMATION:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user should be required to correct the interference at
his own expense.
CAUTION:
Do not attempt to modify this product in any way without written authorization from LG
Electronics U.S.A., Inc. Unauthorized modification could void the user’s authority to operate
this product.
NOTE TO SATELLITE DISH INSTALLER:
This reminder is provided to call your attention to Articles 810 and 820 of the 2002 National
Electrical Code. Refer to Article 810, in particular 810-1 and 810-15, for required grounding of
the metal dish antenna. Refer also to the 810-2 which, by reference to Article 820, requires that
the satellite dish coaxial cable shield be connected to the grounding system of the building as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
COMPLIANCE:
The responsible party for this product’s compliance is: LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
2000 Millbrook Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, USA • Phone: 1-847-941-8000
Marketed and Distributed in the United States by LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
2000 Millbrook Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Important safeguards for you and your new product
THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN MANUFACTURED AND TESTED WITH SAFETY IN MIND.
IMPROPER USE, HOWEVER, CAN RESULT IN POTENTIAL ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR
FIRE HAZARDS. TO AVOID DEFEATING THE SAFEGUARDS THAT HAVE BEEN BUILT
INTO THIS PRODUCT, PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY
POINTS WHEN INSTALLING AND USING THIS PRODUCT.
1. Read these instructions.
Read all the safety and operating instructions
before operating the product.
2. Keep these instructions.
Retain the safety and operating instructions
for future reference.
3. Heed all warnings.
Adhere to all warnings on the product and in
the operating instructions.
4. Follow all instructions.
Follow all operating and use instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
Do not use this product near water or moisture
or in an area, such as a basement, that might
become flooded.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
Unplug this product before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
7. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, 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.
8. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into this
product through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts
that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
9. Outdoor Use
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazards, do not expose this product
to rain or moisture.
10. Wet Location
The apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing and no objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed
on the apparatus.
11. Test Equipment
In some cases, LG has supplied or recommended the use of test equipment and
devices for the setup and testing of the
equipment. The operation and maintenance
of test equipment is described in their
associated instruction manuals. Please refer
to these manuals for explicit instructions
regarding the safe use and handling of the
equipment.
12. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this product from the wall power
outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have
fallen into the product.
b. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
c. If the product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions, as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive
work by a qualified technician to restore
the product to its normal operation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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d. If the product has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
e. If the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance.
Caution: Refer all servicing to qualified
service personnel.
13. Servicing
Caution: These servicing instructions are for use by qualified
service personnel only. To reduce
the risk of electrical shock, do not perform
any servicing other than that described in
the operating instructions unless you are
qualified to do so.
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14. Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be
sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
that have the same characteristics as the
original parts. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other
hazards.
15. Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the
product is in proper operating condition.
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Table of Contents
Safety Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Set HCS6300 RF Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Important Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 – 4
Print the RF Channel Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Display a List of the Transcoder Cards
Installed in the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Setup Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HCS6300 Product Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Transcoder Product Description. . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Card Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
HCS6300 Functional Blocks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing a CodePlus Feature Card . . . . 11 – 12
Satellite STB & HCS6300
Initialization & Setup Connections. . . . . . . . . . 13
System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 – 15
Typical System Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Typical Flow Chart for HCS6300. . . . . . . . . 15
Network and Communication Setup. . . . . . . . 16
Access Individual Transcoder Menus . . . . . 33
Perform an External Card Reset. . . . . . . . . 33
Set the HCS6300 IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Install a Pro:Idiom Key on All Transcoders. . 34
Reload the Pro:Idiom Key on All
Transcoders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Update HCS6300 and/or Transcoder
Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
View MUX or Raw Bitrate Data. . . . . . . . . . 37
Configure Card Number to Channel
Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Configuration Options via GUI . . . . . . . . . 17 – 30
Reset Password for Reload PI Key GUI
Option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Access the CodePlus Transcoder
Series Web GUI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Transcoder Menu Commands. . . . . . . . . . . 40
Satellite Receiver Menu Commands. . . . . . 44
Controller Menu Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Transcoder Menu Commands. . . . . . . . . . . 25
Satellite STB Menu Commands. . . . . . . . . . 27
Configuration Options via Command
Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 – 47
Access the HCS6300 Main Menu. . . . . . . . 31
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Document Revision History / Notes . . . . . . . 50
Open Source Software Notice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover
View HCS6300 System Information. . . . . . . 32
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Setup Information
Check the following items before you begin HCS6300 installation and setup procedures.
HCS6300
__ The HCS6300 feature card must be installed in a CodePlus™ card frame (Example:
HCS6150R) with one or more CodePlus series transcoder cards (Example: HCS7710).
Refer to the Installation & Setup Guide for the card frame to verify that the chassis is
installed properly. Note: All cards must be used in an LG-approved card frame for
this product.
__ The HCS6300 must be installed in the card frame CONTROLLER slot. If another
CodePlus feature card is currently installed in the CONTROLLER slot, the HCS6300 will
replace it.
__ The HCS6300 ships with an HCS6400 fan card. In an HCS6100R card frame, the
HCS6400 fan card must be installed in Slot 7. If another CodePlus card is currently
installed in Slot 7, the HCS6400 will replace it.
__ For HSC6300 Service Port connections, you must use an FTDI TTL-USB cable (P/N
TTL-232R-5V-AJ).
Channel Assignments
__ Create a channel assignment plan for the installation site, or modify an existing plan
to incorporate the RF output of the HCS6300. Ensure that up to four contiguous CATV
channels are allocated for the HCS6300 RF output. The HCS6300 uses a 256-QAM
modulation format, thereby occupying approximately 24 MHz of frequency spectrum.
The RF start channel is user-assigned during system setup, and the remaining channels
are then automatically assigned per EIA-542 STD CATV frequency allocation standards.
For example, if the RF start channel assignment is channel “2,” the three remaining
channels will be “3” “4” and “5.” However, if the RF start channel assignment is “6,” the
three remaining channels will be “95” “96” and “97.” Refer to EIA-542 STD CATV frequency
allocation tables for further information as required.
The highest available RF channel number for the HCS6300 is “135.” Thus, to allocate all
four channels available for HCS6300 RF output, the RF start channel must be set no
higher than “132.”
Transcoders
__ For HCS6300 MUX/MOD functionality, transcoder cards should be inserted in the
following slots: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, and 12. Refer to the Installation & Setup Guide for the
transcoder cards to verify that the cards are installed properly.
__ In a CodePlus HCS6100R card frame, it is possible to install up to three additional
transcoders in the following slots: 3, 6, and 10. These additional transcoders must be
connected to external modulators and upconverters. Refer to the Installation & Setup
Guide for the transcoder cards for further information.
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HCS6300 Product Description
The HCS6300 MUX/MOD controller is one of the LG CodePlus series feature cards.
Features
• Part of modular system, easily scaled for each application
• Controls up to eleven CodePlus transcoder cards with a single IP connection *
• Supports Pro:Idiom® encryption key maintenance
• Generates four contiguous 256-QAM cable channels, with up to two program streams
multiplexed on each channel
• RF output available to connect to site’s RF distribution system
• Short 3U height profile to minimize rack space usage
HCS6300
ETHERNET
SERVICE
PORT
RESET
STATUS
RF OUT
* While HCS6300 MUX/MOD functionality is only applicable for the transcoder cards installed in Slots 1,
2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, and 12, up to three additional transcoders (connected to external modulators and
upconverters) may be installed in an HCS6100R card frame. Transcoder configuration options that are
not tied directly to HCS6300 MUX/MOD functionality will also be available for any additional cards.
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Transcoder Product Description
Typical HD Transcoder System Overview
The LG HCS6300 MUX/MOD feature card, when used with LG CodePlus series transcoders
in a CodePlus card frame, represents an eight-program HDTV solution for commercial and
institutional MATV systems (hotels, hospitals, etc.).
A typical Transcoder System with MUX/MOD functionality includes:
• An HCS6300 MUX/MOD feature card.
• One CodePlus HD transcoder card for each HD program offered in the facility’s MATV
system—up to eight programs supported.
• A CodePlus series card frame specified for both the HCS6300 and the transcoder card(s).
• DIRECTV ® service. *
• A DIRECTV COM 23 satellite STB for each transcoder card. *
• A 19-inch rack for mounting. *
• Miscellaneous cables and installation hardware (see also setup information on page 6). *
The integrated elements of the Transcoder System:
• Receive up to eight HD programs from DIRECTV.
• Transcode the received digital video and audio streams to MPEG-4 (HCS6700 transcoders)
or MPEG-2 (HCS7700/HCS7710 transcoders) transport streams.
• Encrypt the transcoded digital data streams with Pro:Idiom content protection.
• Multiplex the encrypted streams into four streams of two programs each.
• Modulate and upconvert the multiplexed streams in four contiguous RF channels.
A Pro:Idiom compatible television with a QAM/VSB tuner is required to view premium HD
content. A proper session ID must be set at the TV in order for Pro:Idiom decryption to be
enabled. LG’s Pay-Per-View (PPV) partners can set up this session through their interface.
LG’s Free-To-Guest (FTG) Mode of operation also enables Pro:Idiom decryption.
Note: The RF output from the HCS6300 can be combined with other channels in the site’s
distribution grid.
* Purchased separately.
Note: Design and specifications subject to change without prior notice.
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Card Description
HCS6300
Retaining Screw
Install after inserting
HCS6300 card
ETHERNET
ETHERNET
Connection for network
or local communication
SERVICE PORT
TTL-USB serial port
connection (use FTDI
TTL-232R-5V-AJ cable)
SERVICE
PORT
RESET
STATUS
RESET
Resets card
RF OUT
RF OUT
DTV signal output
STATUS
Blinking pattern indicates
condition of card
Retaining Screw
Install after inserting
HCS6300 card
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HCS6300 Functional Blocks
The HCS6300 consists of four main functional blocks:
• MUX: Four parallel multiplexers, each of which can combine up to two encrypted transport
streams into a single 38 Mbps transport stream. The transport streams from the transcoder
cards are supplied to the HCS6300 through the internal backplane circuit board of the card
frame.
• MOD: Four parallel 256-QAM modulators that take the MUX output streams and produce
four modulated outputs.
• Upconverter: This block takes the modulated output streams from the MOD block and places
them on up to four contiguous cable RF channels. The output of this block is a combined RF
signal four channels wide.
• Controller: Provides the PC interface for HCS6300 setup and configuration.
HCS6300 default settings assign the inputs of each channel MUX to specific slots in the
CodePlus card frame, where the RF start channel is assigned to card frame Slots 1 & 2, the
second channel is assigned to card frame Slots 4 & 5, etc.
Transport
Streams from
Transcoder
Cards
Slot 1
Slot 2
2:1 MUX
Slot 4
Slot 5
2:1 MUX
Slot 8
Slot 9
2:1 MUX
Slot 11
Slot 12
2:1 MUX
Upconverter
Block
MOD
Blocks
MUX
Blocks
38 Mbps
256-QAM
Modulator
256-QAM
38 Mbps
256-QAM
Modulator
256-QAM
Upconverter
38 Mbps
256-QAM
Modulator
256-QAM
38 Mbps
256-QAM
Modulator
256-QAM
RF Out
4 Contiguous
CATV Channels
HCS6300
Service
Port
10
Ethernet
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Installing a CodePlus Feature Card
Note: The CodePlus series products are NOT designed to be hot-swappable!!! Power
must be removed to the card frame before any CodePlus transcoder cards are inserted
or removed.
Note: All cards used in the card frame must be inserted and removed by qualified
service personnel only.
Note: Use extreme care when handling an HCS6300 card. Always observe proper
precautions with respect to static electricity and mechanical shock. When not installed
in a card frame, return the HCS6300 card to the anti-static bag in which it was shipped.
Note: The card slots in the card frame are NOT all identical!!! An HCS6300 card can only
be installed in the CONTROLLER slot. The connector arrangement of Slots 1 to 6 and 7
to 12 is incompatible with the HCS6300.
Note: When installing cards, remove blank cover plates and insert new cards as applicable. For ports that will not be used, leave the blank cover plates in place for proper
ventilation and FCC and safety agency compliance.
Refer to the diagram on page 12, and follow the procedure below to install the CodePlus
feature card.
1. Unpack the HCS6300 unit and the supplied HCS6400 fan card.
Note: If you are installing the HCS6300 in an HCS6150R card frame, an HCS6400
fan card is pre-installed in Slot 7. In this case, the HCS6400 fan card shipped with the
HCS6300 is a spare.
2. Remove the AC power cord for the card frame from the power outlet.
3. Prepare the CONTROLLER slot in the card frame by removing either the blank cover plate
or the CodePlus card currently in the slot. If installing in an HCS6100R card frame, also
prepare Slot 7 for the HCS6400 fan card.
4. Without using force, slide the HCS6300 card into the CONTROLLER slot, and ensure that
it is fully inserted. If applicable, then slide the HCS6400 fan card into Slot 7, and ensure
that it is fully inserted.
5. Engage and tighten the top and bottom thumbscrews of the card(s) securely. Note that the
thumbscrews should only be finger tight; overtightening may damage the assembly.
6. Refer to the diagram on page 13 for cabling connections, and complete the HCS6300 system
installation procedure on page 14.
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Installing a CodePlus Feature Card (Cont.)
Slot 6
Slot 5
HCS6300
Slot 1
HCS7710
ASI OUT
HDMI-IN
12
Slot 2
HCS7710
ASI OUT
HDMI-IN
Slot 3
HCS6400
Slot 7
Slot 4
HCS7710
ASI OUT
CONTROLLER
Slot
HCS6720
ETHERNET
ASI OUT
SERVICE
PORT
RESET
HDMI-IN
HCS6400
Slot 8
HCS7710
ASI OUT
HDMI-IN
Slot 9 Slot 10 Slot 11 Slot 12
HCS7710
ASI OUT
HDMI-IN
HCS6400
HCS7710
ASI OUT
HDMI-IN
HCS7710
ASI OUT
HDMI-IN
RESET
RESET
RESET
RESET
RESET
RESET
RESET
RESET
STATUS
STATUS
STATUS
STATUS
STATUS
STATUS
STATUS
STATUS
SERVICE
PORT
SERVICE
PORT
SERVICE
PORT
SERVICE
PORT
SERVICE
PORT
SERVICE
PORT
SERVICE
PORT
SERVICE
PORT
X PORT LINK
X PORT LINK
X PORT LINK
X PORT LINK
X PORT LINK
X PORT LINK
X PORT LINK
X PORT LINK
STATUS
RF OUT
S/N XXXXXXX
MAC ADDRESS
S/N XXXXXXX
MAC ADDRESS
S/N XXXXXXX
MAC ADDRESS
S/N XXXXXXX
MAC ADDRESS
S/N XXXXXXX
MAC ADDRESS
S/N XXXXXXX
MAC ADDRESS
S/N XXXXXXX
MAC ADDRESS
S/N XXXXXXX
MAC ADDRESS
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XX XX XX XX XX
XX XX XX XX XX
XX XX XX XX XX
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Satellite STB & HCS6300
Initialization & Setup Connections
HD STB
(1 Per Program)
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PHO
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L/M
VIDE
RF Feed
from
Satellite
HDMI and/or
X-Port Links
HCS6300 in
CONTROLLER Slot
HCS6
300
HCS77
10
HCS77
20
ETHE
HCS64
00
ASI OUT
ASI OUT
HDMI-I
N
RESET
STATUS
SERVICE
PORT
X PORT
LINK
RNET
HCS77
20
ASI OUT
HDMI-I
N
HCS64
00
RESET
STATUS
SERVICE
PORT
X PORT
S/N
XXXXXX
MAC
X
ADDRES
XX XX
S
XX XX
XX
HCS77
10
HDMI-I
HCS77
10
N
RESET
LINK
SERVICE
PORT
S/N
XXXXXX
MAC
X
ADDRES
XX XX
S
XX XX
XX
X PORT
LINK
SERV
ICE
PORT
S/N
XXXXXX
MAC
X
ADDRES
XX XX
S
XX XX
XX
RESE
T
STAT
US
Laptop
PC
STATUS
SERVICE
PORT
LINK
HCS77
10
ASI OUT
HDMI-I
N
ASI OUT
RESET
STATUS
SERVICE
PORT
X PORT
S/N
XXXXXX
MAC
X
ADDRES
XX XX
S
XX XX
XX
LINK
HDMI-I
N
RESET
STATUS
SERVICE
PORT
S/N
XXXXXX
MAC
X
ADDRES
XX XX
S
XX XX
XX
X PORT
LINK
HDMI-I
N
RESET
STATUS
SERVICE
PORT
X PORT
S/N
XXXXXX
MAC
X
ADDRES
XX XX
S
XX XX
XX
LINK
S/N
XXXXXX
MAC
X
ADDRES
XX XX
S
XX XX
XX
T
AC
Power
Cord
TTL-USB
Service Port
Connection
Power Outlet
(120V 60Hz AC)
RF Out
from
HCS6300
.....
.....
Laptop
PC
10
ASI OUT
N
RESET
X PORT
RF OU
Ethernet
Connection
Network
HCS77
ASI OUT
HDMI-I
.....
.....
or
HCS64
00
STATUS
RF
Distribution
System
Room
Receiv
er
Combiner
Room
Receiv
er
Room
Receiv
er
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System Setup
Typical HCS6300 System Installation
(see also Typical Setup Flow Chart on the following page)
Note: ASI output is NOT required from transcoder cards for which modulator
functionality is provided by the HCS6300. If additional transcoder cards are to be
installed in Slots 3, 6, and/or 10 (HCS6700 transcoders in HCS6100R card frame
only), refer to the Installation & Setup Guide for HCS6700 cards for further
system setup information.
1. Verify that the individual transcoder cards are installed and set up as described in the
appropriate Installation & Setup Guide.
2. Plug in the power to the CodePlus card frame containing the newly installed feature card
and transcoder card(s).
The green STATUS LED on the HCS6300 front panel will blink approximately once every
second while the HCS6300 card boots up. The boot-up process for an HCS6300 may take
up to one minute. When the boot-up is complete, the STATUS LED will be lit continuously.
3. Once the STATUS LED is lit continuously (no longer blinking), use the FTDI TTL-232R-5VAJ cable to connect a PC to the HCS6300 Service Port.
4. Using HyperTerminal or an equivalent terminal emulation program on the PC, configure
the serial port as follows: Bits per second/baud = 115200; Data bits = 8; Parity = None;
Stop bits = 1; Flow Control = None. Then, initiate communication with the HCS6300.
Once the connection is established, press Enter to refresh the screen and display the
HCS6300 Main Menu.
5. Use the HCS6300 Main Menu “rf” command, as described on page 32, to set the RF start
channel for the HCS6300.
6. (Optional) For remote management purposes, you can connect the HCS6300 to an IP
network and then use the Service Port connection to set the HCS6300 IP address:
a) Connect an Ethernet cable from the institution’s IP network to the HCS6300
ETHERNET port.
b) Use the HCS6300 Main Menu “setip” command, as described on page 34, to set the
HCS6300 IP address.
7. Connect the HCS6300 RF OUT to the RF distribution system.
8. Check one or more room receivers to make sure all content is properly mapped and
available.
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System Setup (Cont.)
Typical Setup Flow Chart for HCS6300
RF Cable
HDTV Service Feed
Access
Card
RF In
HD STB
Laptop
PC
(1 Per Program)
Service Port
or Ethernet
Connection
Out
In
CodePlus
Transcoder Card
(1 Per Program)
Data Bus on
Card Frame
Backplane
Card
Frame
(Up to 8
Inputs)
HCS
6300
RF
Cable
Combiner
RF Out
RF
Distribution
System
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Network and Communication Setup
The HCS6300 feature card and the transcoder cards installed in the CodePlus card frame
contain several internal registers for different configuration options. This document describes
configuration options via a network or direct connection to the HCS6300.
Refer to the Installation & Setup Guide for the applicable transcoder cards for information on
performing configuration via a direct connection to the transcoder Service Port.
Note: Before you proceed with any additional configuration, the system (including
the feature card, transcoders, and satellite STBs) should be installed and
operating as described in the Installation and Setup sections in this document.
There are three options for communicating with the HCS6300.
• When the HCS6300 is connected to an IP network, you can use a standard Internet browser
to communicate with the HCS6300 via a graphical user interface (GUI).
• When the HCS6300 is connected to an IP network, you can also use Telnet to communicate
with the HCS6300 via a command line interface.
• To establish a direct connection to the HCS6300, connect a PC to the serial port on the
HCS6300 using the FTDI TTL-USB cable (P/N TTL-232R-5V-AJ). Plug the USB end of the
cable into an open USB port on your PC. If necessary, install the device driver. Plug the
other end of the cable into the Service Port jack on the HCS6300 front panel.
Using HyperTerminal or an equivalent terminal emulation program on the PC, configure the
serial port as follows:
−− Bits per second/baud = 115200
−− Data bits = 8
−− Parity = None
−− Stop bits = 1
−− Flow Control = None
Configuration options via web GUI are described on pages 17 to 30; configuration options
via command line are described on pages 31 to 47. For security and control purposes, some
options available from the command line menus are not available from the GUI.
Note: The default network setting for the HCS6300 is DHCP, in which case the server
assigns an IP address to the HCS6300. If necessary, consult the network administrator to
obtain the IP address that has been assigned to the HCS6300.
Note: If you want to connect the PC directly to the HCS6300 ETHERNET port using an
Ethernet crossover cable, in order to establish communication you must first connect the PC
to the HCS6300 Service Port, and set the HCS6300’s IP address (see “Set the HCS6300 IP
Address” on page 34). The HCS6300’s IP address must be on the same subnet as the PC’s IP
address.
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Caution: Do NOT initiate simultaneous menu sessions to run commands. Doing
so will interfere with active processes and may corrupt the system configuration
and/or cause the HCS6300 card to cease normal operation.
Access the CodePlus Transcoder Series Web GUI
Note: The HCS6300 must be connected to an IP network for GUI access. See “Network and
Communication Setup” on page 16 for further information.
1. Launch a web browser, and type http://ipaddress in the browser’s address bar, where
ipaddress is the IP address of the HCS6300 card. Then, press Enter.
The CodePlus™ Transcoder Series Configuration Homepage provides access to Controller
(HCS6300), Transcoder, and Satellite STB menus:
2. Click the appropriate link or tab to access the desired configuration options/settings.
The following sections provide detailed information on the configuration settings and
commands. Note that menu options may vary from the examples shown in this document,
depending on the HCS6300 firmware version.
When you have completed your activities in the web GUI, you can simply close your
browser.
Controller Menu Commands
The following subsections describe how to access and use the Controller Menu commands.
Access the Controller Menu
1. Access the CodePlus Transcoder Series web GUI as described above.
2. With the Homepage on display, click on the Controller menu tab or link.
The Controller Menu (see example on following page) enables you to view and modify
HCS6300 configuration settings and also enables you to view transcoder data. In addition,
the Controller Menu enables you to update HCS6300 and transcoder card firmware.
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Example: Controller Menu
View HCS6300 System Information
With the Controller Menu on display, click on the Read button at the right of the System
Information field to display HCS6300 hardware and software information.
The System Information display contains important information about the HCS6300, including
the unit hardware ID (firmware version), software versions, IP address, MAC address, and
serial number, for example:
System Information
Model:
HCS6300
Hardware ID:
6300-v1.7-2010-0715
OS version:
HCS6300-1084-2012-0112
Application version: 2.1
IP address:
10.166.60.84
MAC address:
00:0C:63:3a:00:07
Serial#:
901-12420014
It is recommended that you record this information for future reference. If you find it necessary
to call customer service or engineering support, please have this information available.
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Set HCS6300 RF Channels
With the Controller Menu on display, type the appropriate RF start channel number in the data
entry field at the right of the Set Start RF Channel field. Then, click on the Set button.
The remaining channels will be automatically assigned per EIA-542 STD CATV frequency
allocation standards, and the system will display the channel assignments for the card slots
(see example under “Read the RF Channel Map” below).
Read the RF Channel Map
With the Controller Menu on display, click on the Read button at the right of the Read RF Map
field to display the current channel assignments, for example:
Channel Map:
--------+----------Cards | RF Channel
--------+----------1, 2 | 2
4, 5 | 3
8, 9 | 4
11, 12 | 5
--------+----------Display a List of Transcoder Cards Installed in the Chassis
There are two options for listing transcoder cards installed in the chassis: one (List Cards)
identifies the type of transcoder cards and the cards’ serial numbers, while the other (List
Card Details) identifies the type of transcoder cards, along with the cards’ hardware and
software version information. See sample displays below and on the following page.
With the Controller Menu on display, either click on the List button at the right of the List
Cards field, or click on the List button at the right of the List Card Details field.
Example: List Cards Display
Available cards:
Card 1: [HCS7700]
Card 2: [HCS7700]
Card 3: [-]
Card 4: [HCS7700]
Card 5: [HCS7700]
Card 6: [-]
Card 7: [-]
Card 8: [HCS7700]
Card 9: [HCS7700]
Card 10: [-]
Card 11: [HCS7700]
Card 12: [HCS7700]
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[001-12080023]
[001-12080024]
[001-12080025]
[001-12080026]
[001-12080027]
[001-12080028]
[001-12080029]
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Example: List Card Details Display
card#
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
7:
8:
9:
10:
11:
12:
card type
[HCS7700]
[HCS7700]
[-]
[HCS7700]
[HCS7700]
[-]
[-]
[HCS7700]
[HCS7700]
[-]
[HCS7700]
[HCS7700]
hardware id
os version
[7700-v2.3-2010-0715] [HCS7700-738-2010-0716]
[7700-v2.3-2010-0715] [HCS7700-738-2010-0716]
app
[2.0]
[2.0]
[enc]
[1.1]
[1.1]
[7700-v2.3-2010-0715] [HCS7700-738-2010-0716]
[7700-v2.3-2010-0715] [HCS7700-738-2010-0716]
[2.0]
[2.0]
[1.1]
[1.1]
[7700-v2.3-2010-0715] [HCS7700-738-2010-0716]
[7700-v2.3-2010-0715] [HCS7700-738-2010-0716]
[2.0]
[2.0]
[1.1]
[1.1]
[7700-v2.3-2010-0715] [HCS7700-738-2010-0716]
[7700-v2.3-2010-0715] [HCS7700-738-2010-0716]
[2.0]
[2.0]
[1.1]
[1.1]
View MUX or Raw Bitrate Data
Bitrate data is useful for system monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. Bitrates at the
backplane (raw bitrates), are measured at the input pins prior to data processing. MUX
bitrates provide information on MUX data processing, i.e., the amount of data filtering in and
out of the MUX. See sample displays below and on the following page.
With the Controller Menu on display, either:
• Click on the Read button at the right of the Read Bitrates at Backplane field to view raw bitrate
data for each installed transcoder card (including any transcoders in Slots 3, 6, and/or 10).
• Click on the Read button at the right of the Read MUX Bitrates field to view MUX bitrate data
for each HCS6300-controlled transcoder.
Example: Bitrates at Backplane Connector (Raw Bitrates) Display
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
20
#1 Raw bitrate data 14.228 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
#2 Raw bitrate data 12.537 Mbit/s total 19.390 Mbit/s
#3 Raw bitrate data 0 total 0
#4 Raw bitrate data 17.049 Mbit/s total 19.390 Mbit/s
#5 Raw bitrate data 15.503 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
#6 Raw bitrate data 0 total 0
#7 Raw bitrate data 0 total 0
#8 Raw bitrate data 13.536 Mbit/s total 19.390 Mbit/s
#9 Raw bitrate data 13.957 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
#10 Raw bitrate data 0 total 0
#11 Raw bitrate data 7.520 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
#12 Raw bitrate data 18.620 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
Total number of
data bits that are
not null packets
Total number of
data bits in the
transport stream
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Example: MUX Bitrates Display
Slot #1 Bitrate 19.035 Mbit/s (unfiltered 19.065 Mbit/s)
Slot #2 Bitrate 12.658 Mbit/s (unfiltered 12.694 Mbit/s)
Mux #1 Output Bitrate 31.746 Mbit/s
Slot #4 Bitrate 19.335 Mbit/s (unfiltered 19.359 Mbit/s)
Slot #5 Bitrate 14.679 Mbit/s (unfiltered 14.715 Mbit/s)
Mux #2 Output Bitrate 34.051 Mbit/s
Slot #8 Bitrate 13.013 Mbit/s (unfiltered 13.049 Mbit/s)
Slot #9 Bitrate 13.903 Mbit/s (unfiltered 13.933 Mbit/s)
Mux #3 Output Bitrate 26.970 Mbit/s
Slot #11 Bitrate 6.269 Mbit/s (unfiltered 6.305 Mbit/s)
Slot #12 Bitrate 18.583 Mbit/s (unfiltered 18.614 Mbit/s)
Mux #4 Output Bitrate 24.900 Mbit/s
Per Mux Total Output Bitrate 38.815 Mbit/s
Data currently in
use by the MUX
Unprocessed data
Data currently
output by the MUX
Total amount of data (including null
packets) output per RF channel
Configure Card Number/Channel Assignments
This option enables you to reconfigure the card number/channel assignments.
1. With the Controller Menu on display, click on the Edit button at the right of the Card/
Channel Assignment field.
2. In the Configure Card Number to Channel Assignment window, click on the down arrow at
the right each Card Number field you wish to reassign, and select from the drop-down list
of options the appropriate card number or N/C (no connection) for the RF channel listed in
the Channel column.
3. When you have completed the assignments, click on the Save Configuration button
below the Assignment table.
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The system will display the New Channel Map, for example:
New Channel Map:
-------+----------RF
| Card Slot
-------+----------54-1| 1
54-2| 2
55-1| 11
55-2| 12
56-1| 8
56-2| 9
57-1| 4
57-2| 5
-------+-----------
Set the HCS6300 IP Address
1. With the Controller Menu on display, click on the Set button at the right of the Set IP
Address field.
2. In the Set IP Address window:
• Select the DHCP Mode setting—Enable or Disable—by clicking the radio button at the
left of the appropriate option.
• If you wish to specify static IP information (i.e., DCHP will be disabled), type the appropriate
data in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway fields.
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3. Click on the Submit button when you are ready to continue.
The system will display an overview of the settings and then prompt you to reset the
HCS6300, for example:
DHCP mode selected
Reset the Controller card to activate new IP settings.
or
Static IP mode selected
IP address: Subnet mask:
Default gateway: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Reset the Controller card to activate new IP settings.
4. If you are ready to reset the HCS6300 immediately, click on the Reset button located below
the results text.
Note: If you intend to modify additional configuration settings during the current session,
you may wait until all changes are complete before you reset the HCS6300 (see “Perform
an External Card Reset” on page 24 for further information); however, note that IP settings
will not take effect until the HCS6300 resets.
Change the (Reload Pro:Idiom Key) Password
This option enables you to change the password required to reload the Pro:Idiom key on
selected transcoders. The default password is “service”.
1. With the Controller Menu on display, click on the Change button at the right of the Change
(Reload P:I Key) Password field.
The system will initiate a series of password prompts in pop-up windows.
2. At the Enter the Current Password prompt, type the current password and click OK.
3. At the Enter New Password prompt, type the new password and click OK.
4. At the Confirm New Password prompt, retype the new password and click OK.
When the password is successfully changed, the system will display confirmation, for example:
Password changed.
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Update HCS6300 and/or Transcoder Firmware via TFTP
If you are not sure of the current firmware version, view and record the System Information
for the HCS6300 and/or the transcoder card(s) before you initiate the firmware update. See
“View HCS6300 System Information” on page 18 and/or “View Hardware Information for a
Selected Transcoder” on page 25, as necessary.
The firmware update requires that you set up a TFTP server on the same IP network as the
HCS6300. Consult the network administrator, as necessary, for further information.
Caution: Do NOT initiate simultaneous menu sessions while a firmware update is
in progress. Doing so will interfere with the active processes and may corrupt the
system configuration and/or cause the HCS6300 card to cease normal operation.
1. Make sure the firmware update configuration (.cfg) and package (.pkg) files are available
on the same machine as the TFTP server. Then, set up the TFTP server, and point to the
directory in which the firmware update files are located.
2. With the Controller Menu on display, select the card or cards to which to download firmware:
Click on the down arrow at the right of the Card Select field, and select the appropriate
option from the drop-down list. You can update firmware on a single transcoder (select the
appropriate card number), the Controller (HCS6300), or all transcoder cards.
3. Type the IP address for the TFTP server in the TFTP Server IP Address field and the
name of the configuration file in the format “filename.cfg” in the Software Update File
Name field. The, click Update. This will initiate the installation of both the configuration
and package files.
Note: If you wish to check the status of the firmware update while in progress, click on the
Status button at the right of the Update field.
4. When the firmware update is successfully completed, initiate a reset of ALL the cards that
received the firmware update (see “Perform an External Card Reset” below).
Perform an External Card Reset
This option enables you to reset a single transcoder, the Controller (HCS6300), or all transcoder
cards.
1. With the Controller Menu on display, select the card or cards to reset: Click on the down
arrow at the right of the Card Select field, and select the appropriate option from the dropdown list.
2. Click on the Reset button at the right of the Card Reset field.
The system will display confirmation before initiating the reset of the selected card(s), for
example:
Success. Reset command sent to card 2.
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Transcoder Menu Commands
The following subsections describe how to access and use the Transcoder Menu commands.
Access the Transcoder Menu
1. Access the CodePlus Transcoder Series web GUI as described on page 17.
2. With the Homepage on display, click on the Transcoder menu tab or link.
The Transcoder Menu (see example below) enables you to view and modify selected transcoder
card configuration settings.
Example: Transcoder Menu
View Hardware Information for a Selected Transcoder
1. With the Transcoder Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Read Hardware ID field to view the selected
card’s hardware ID (firmware version), for example:
Card 1:
Card HWID# is: 7700-v2.3-2010-0715
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View Software Information for a Selected Transcoder
1. With the Transcoder Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Read Software Version field to view the selected
card’s software versions, for example:
Card 1:
OS version: HCS7700-738-2010-0716
Encoder version: 1.1
Ethernet version: 1.0
Application version: 2.0
View MUX Bitrate Data for a Selected Transcoder
1. With the Transcoder Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Read MUX Bitrates field to view MUX bitrate
data (displayed in millions of bits per second [Mbit/s]) for the selected transcoder card, for
example:
Card 1:
Ethernet Input Bitrate: 3.826 Mbit/s (raw 3.838 Mbit/s)
Data Output Bitrate: 4.127 Mbit/s
Total Output Bitrate: 19.390 Mbit/s
The example above shows MUX bitrate data for an HCS6700 card. An HCS7700 or HCS7710
MUX bitrate display will show HDMI Input bitrate data in addition to Ethernet Input bitrate data.
Refer to the Installation & Setup Guide for the applicable transcoder cards for further information
on bitrate data.
View the Pro:Idiom Key Checksum
1. With the Transcoder Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Read PI Key Checksum field to display the
Pro:Idiom key checksum for the selected transcoder, for example:
Card 1:
PI key checksum is xxxxxxxxxx
where xxxxxxxxxx is a 10-digit number that identifies the Pro:Idiom key file installed on
the transcoder.
Note: All transcoder cards in the card frame must have the same Pro:Idiom key
file installed.
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Reload the Pro:Idiom Key on a Selected Transcoder
This command reloads the Pro:Idiom encryption key on a single transcoder card. Note that a
password is required to initiate this command.
1. With the Transcoder Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Reload button at the right of the Reload PI Key field.
3. At the pop-up window prompt for the password required to execute the operation, type the
password and click OK.
When the reload is complete, the system will display confirmation, for example:
Card 1:
Reloading the key ...
Successfully reloaded PI key
Satellite STB Menu Commands
The following subsections describe how to access and use the Satellite STB Menu commands.
Access the Satellite STB Menu
1. Access the CodePlus Transcoder Series web GUI as described on page 17.
2. With the Homepage on display, click on the Satellite STB menu tab or link.
The Satellite STB Menu (see example on following page) enables you to view and modify
selected satellite STB configuration settings.
Set the STB Channel
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Type the desired three-digit channel number in the Set Channel field, and then click on the
Set button at the right of the entry field.
If the channel is set successfully, the satellite STB will change to the specified DIRECTV
channel and the system will display confirmation, for example:
Card 1: Channel changed to 209
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Example: Satellite STB Menu
Read the Current STB Channel
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Read Current STB Channel field to display the
currently selected satellite STB channel number, for example:
Card 1: Current STB Channel is 209
If you receive an error message, it may be necessary to reset the satellite STB either using
the “Reset STB” command described on page 30 or using the RESET button on the satellite
STB front panel.
Read the Satellite Signal Strength
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Signal Strength field to display the satellite
signal strength (displayed as a percentage) at the Satellite In jack on the satellite STB, for
example:
Card 1: Satellite signal strength is 52%
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Read the Satellite Lock Status
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Lock Status field to determine whether or not
the satellite receiver is locked to the satellite, for example:
Card 1: Satellite signal is locked
Read the STB Serial Number
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Read Receiver Number field to display the
satellite STB serial number, for example:
Card 1: STB serial number is 029265702091
Read the Access Card Number
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the Read Access Card Number field to display the
satellite STB access card serial number, for example:
Card 1: Access card serial number is 002468525676
Power the STB On or Off
Power On and Power Off options in the Satellite STB Menu enable you to power ON a satellite
STB from standby mode or power OFF a satellite STB to standby mode.
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Either:
• Click on the Power On button at the right of the Power Tuner On field to power ON the
satellite STB.
The system will display confirmation, for example:
Card 1: STB Powered On
• Click on the Power Off button at the right of the Power Tuner Off field to switch the satellite
STB to standby mode. HDMI output is disabled, but the Ethernet port continues to stream
audio and video.
The system will display confirmation, for example:
Card 1: STB Powered Off
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Set the Satellite OSD On or Off
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Either:
• Click on the OSD On button at the right of the STB OSD On field to enable on-screen
display for the video signal at the HDMI output.
• Click on the OSD Off button at the right of the STB OSD Off field to disable on-screen
display for the video signal at the HDMI output. Note that the Ethernet video stream does
not contain on-screen display.
Reset the Satellite STB
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Reset button at the right of the Reset STB field to reset the satellite STB.
The system displays confirmation, for example:
Card 1: The STB is resetting...
After reset, the satellite STB resumes normal operation.
Read the STB Activation Status
1. With the Satellite STB Menu on display, click on the down arrow at the right of the Card
Select field, and select the appropriate transcoder card from the drop-down list of options.
2. Click on the Read button at the right of the STB Activation Status field to display the
activation status—activated or not activated—of the satellite STB.
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Configuration Options via Command Line
Caution: Do NOT initiate simultaneous menu sessions to run commands. Doing
so will interfere with active processes and may corrupt the system configuration
and/or cause the HCS6300 card to cease normal operation.
Access the HCS6300 Main Menu
Note: The HCS6300 must be connected to an IP network for Telnet access. For direct access
to the HCS6300 Service Port, use the FTDI TTL-USB cable (P/N TTL-232R-5V-AJ). See also
“Network and Communication Setup” on page 16 for further information.
1. Establish communication with the HCS6300 using Telnet or via a direct connection to the
HCS6300 Service Port.
2. Once communication is established, press Enter to refresh the menu display in the terminal.
You now have access to the HCS6300 configuration Main Menu (see example below).
3. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type the desired menu command and press Enter.
Note: You can always press Enter at the [Main] Command > prompt to display the
HCS6300 Main Menu. Main Menu options may vary from the example shown, depending on
the HCS6300 firmware version.
The following sections describe the configuration commands.
Example: HCS6300 Main Menu
-----------------------------------------Main Menu
(Copyright 2012 - LGE USA)
-----------------------------------------info
System Information
rf
Set RF Channels
mrf
Print RF Channels Map
list
List Cards
card
Card Menu
xrst
External Card Reset
setip
Set Up IP Address
pi
Install PI Key On All Cards
pr
Reload PI Key on All Cards
upd
Update Firmware
bits
Read MUX Bitrates
rawbits Read Bitrates at Backplane Connector
crosspt Configure Card Number to Channel Assignment
rstpwd Reset Password (for Reload PI Key on Web UI)
[Main] Command >
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View HCS6300 System Information
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on the previous page.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type info and press Enter to display HCS6300 hardware and software information.
The System Information display contains important information about the HCS6300, including
the unit hardware ID (firmware version), software versions, IP address, MAC address, and
serial number, for example:
System Information
-----------------Model: Hardware ID: OS version: Application version:
IP address: MAC address: Serial#: HCS6300
6300-v1.7-2010-0715
HCS6300-1084-2012-0112
2.1
10.166.60.84
00:0C:63:3a:00:07
901-12420014
It is recommended that you record this information for future reference. If you find it necessary
to call customer service or engineering support, please have this information available.
Set HCS6300 RF Channels
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on the previous page.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type rf and press Enter.
3. At the Enter the start channel number [2 - 132] > prompt, type the appropriate
start channel number and press Enter.
The remaining channels will be automatically assigned per EIA-542 STD CATV frequency
allocation standards, and the system will display the channel assignments (i.e., the Channel
Map) for the card slots (see example under “Print the RF Channel Map” below).
Print the RF Channel Map
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on the previous page.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type mrf and press Enter to display the current
Channel Map, for example:
Channel Map:
--------+----------Cards | RF Channel
--------+----------1, 2 | 2
4, 5 | 3
8, 9 | 4
11, 12 | 5
--------+----------32
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Display a List of Transcoder Cards Installed in the Chassis
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type list and press Enter.
The display identifies the type of transcoder cards installed and their serial numbers, for
example:
Available cards:
Card 1: [HCS7700]
Card 2: [HCS7700]
Card 3: [-]
Card 4: [HCS7700]
Card 5: [HCS7700]
Card 6: [-]
Card 7: [-]
Card 8: [HCS7700]
Card 9: [HCS7700]
Card 10: [-]
Card 11: [HCS7700]
Card 12: [HCS7700]
[001-12080022]
[001-12080023]
[001-12080024]
[001-12080025]
[001-12080026]
[001-12080027]
[001-12080028]
[001-12080029]
Access Individual Transcoder Menus
See “Transcoder Menu Commands” on pages 40 to 43 for detailed information on transcoder
configuration options.
Perform an External Card Reset
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type xrst and press Enter.
3. At the Enter card number (1-12, ‘ctr’, or ‘all’) > prompt, either:
• Type the slot number of the card and press Enter to reset a single transcoder card.
• Type all and press Enter to reset each of the transcoder cards (including any transcoders
in Slots 3, 6, and/or 10).
• Type ctr and press Enter to reset the HCS6300.
If you opt to reset one or more of the transcoder cards, the system will display confirmation
before resetting the selected card(s), for example:
Resetting card 5:
If you opt to reset the HCS6300, the system will initiate the reset immediately without further
confirmation.
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Set the HCS6300 IP Address
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type setip and press Enter.
3. At the Using DHCP (y/n)? prompt, either:
• Type y and press Enter if using DHCP. The system will display: IP address has
been set.
Go to step 5.
• Type n and press Enter to assign a static IP address to the HCS6300. Then, continue
with step 4.
4. At each of the following prompts, type the information requested. Press Enter after each
entry.
Enter IP address: (Type the host IP address in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.)
Enter Subnet Mask: (Type the subnet mask in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.)
Enter Gateway: (Type the IP address of the default gateway in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.)
Once you enter the gateway address, the system will display: IP address has been
set.
5. Reset the HCS6300 card (see “Perform an External Card Reset” on page 33). IP settings
will not take effect until the HCS6300 resets.
Note: If you intend to modify additional configuration settings during the current session,
you may wait until all changes are complete before you reset the HCS6300.
Install a Pro:Idiom Key on All Transcoders
The Pro:Idiom encrypter built into the transcoder cards contains a default encryption key. When
first installed, the cards will use this key to encrypt content. This command enables you to
change the encryption key, if necessary.
This command installs the Pro:Idiom key on all the transcoders installed in the chassis (including any transcoders in Slots 3, 6, and/or 10). To install a Pro:Idiom key on a single transcoder,
see “Install a Pro:Idiom Key on the Selected Transcoder” on page 41.
Note: In order for a Pro:Idiom encrypted channel to be displayed, the receiver
must contain a Pro:Idiom decrypter, and the receiver must be configured to allow
decryption of the desired channel.
Note: The process of updating the encryption key will synchronize the decryption
key in any receiver tuned to the cards’ output. If the target receiver is turned off or
viewing content from a different card, the synchronization will not occur, and the
output will be scrambled. Ensure that all encrypters and decrypters in a system
are synchronized to the same key.
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Caution: Do NOT initiate simultaneous menu sessions while a Pro:Idiom key
installation is in progress. Doing so will interfere with the active processes and
may corrupt the system configuration and/or cause the HCS6300 card to cease
normal operation.
1. Confirm the directory location of the Pro:Idiom key (.hex) file. Note: For a TFTP file transfer,
the key file must be available on the same machine as the TFTP server.
2. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
3. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type pi and press Enter.
4. At the Use TFTP to download key (y/n)? prompt, either:
• Type y and press Enter to use TFTP for the Pro:Idiom key installation.
• Type n and press Enter if you will not use TFTP for the Pro:Idiom key installation. At the
next system prompt: Use XMODEM to transfer files (y/n)?, type y and press
Enter.
5. Refer to the appropriate subsection below, depending on the file transfer option used.
Xmodem File Transfer
The system will request a key file. Transfer the new Pro:Idiom key file using Xmodem
protocol.
For example, in HyperTerminal, select Transfer and then Send File.... In the Send File
window, enter or select the appropriate Pro:Idiom key file in the Filename field, and select
Xmodem in the Protocol field.
TFTP Transfer
The HCS6300 must be connected to an IP network for a TFTP transfer. TFTP transfer also
requires that you set up a TFTP server on the same IP network as the HCS6300. Consult
the network administrator, as necessary, for further information.
a) Make sure the key file is available on the same machine as the TFTP server. Then, set
up the TFTP server, and point to the directory in which the Pro:Idiom key file is located.
Note the name of the Pro:Idiom key file; you will need it to initiate the transfer.
b) At the Enter TFTP server IP prompt, type the IP address for the TFTP server
and press Enter, or simply press Enter if the default IP address shown in square
brackets is correct.
c) At the Enter the PI key file name prompt, type the name of the Pro:Idiom key
file in the format “filename.hex” and press Enter.
The system will display progress messages as well as the result of the installation process.
Note that the new key will be stored in non-volatile storage regardless of process results.
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Reload the Pro:Idiom Key on All Transcoders
This command reloads the Pro:Idiom encryption key on all the transcoders installed in the
chassis (including any transcoders in Slots 3, 6, and/or 10). To reload the Pro:Idiom key on a
single transcoder, see “Reload the Pro:Idiom Key on the Selected Transcoder” on page 42.
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type pr and press Enter.
3. At the Reload PI key. Continue (y/n)? prompt, type y and press Enter to continue.
When the reload is complete, the system will display confirmation:
Reload PI complete OK
Update HCS6300 and/or Transcoder Firmware
If you are not sure of the current firmware version, view and record the System Information
for the HCS6300 and/or the transcoder card(s) before you initiate the firmware update. See
“View HCS6300 System Information” on page 32 and/or “View Hardware Information for the
Selected Transcoder” on page 41, as necessary.
Caution: Do NOT initiate simultaneous menu sessions while a firmware update is
in progress. Doing so will interfere with the active processes and may corrupt the
system configuration and/or cause the HCS6300 card to cease normal operation.
1. Confirm the directory location of the required firmware update configuration (.cfg) and
package (.pkg) files. Note: For a TFTP file transfer, the firmware update files must be
available on the same machine as the TFTP server.
2. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
3. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type upd and press Enter.
4. At the Enter card number (1-12, ‘ctr’, or ‘all’) > prompt, either:
• Type the slot number of the card and press Enter to update a single transcoder card.
• Type all and press Enter to update each of the transcoder cards (including any transcoders in Slots 3, 6, and/or 10).
• Type ctr and press Enter to update the HCS6300 firmware.
5. At the Use TFTP to transfer files (y/n)? prompt, either:
• Type y and press Enter to use TFTP for the firmware update.
• Type n and press Enter if you will not use TFTP for the firmware update. At the next
system prompt: Use XMODEM to transfer files (y/n)?, type y and press Enter.
6. Refer to the appropriate subsection below, depending on the file transfer option used.
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Xmodem File Transfer
a) The system will request a configuration (.cfg) file. Transfer the new configuration file
using Xmodem protocol.
For example, in HyperTerminal, select Transfer and then Send File.... In the Send
File window, enter or select the appropriate configuration file in the Filename field,
and select Xmodem in the Protocol field.
b) Upon receipt of the configuration file, the system will request a package (.pkg) file.
Transfer the package file using Xmodem protocol.
TFTP Transfer
The HCS6300 must be connected to an IP network for a TFTP transfer. TFTP transfer also
requires that you set up a TFTP server on the same IP network as the HCS6300. Consult
the network administrator, as necessary, for further information.
a) Make sure the firmware update files are available on the same machine as the TFTP
server. Then, set up the TFTP server, and point to the directory in which the firmware
update files are located.
Note the name of the configuration file; you will need it to initiate the transfer.
b) At the Enter TFTP server IP prompt, type the IP address for the TFTP server
and press Enter, or simply press Enter if the default IP address shown in square
brackets is correct.
c) At the Enter the config file name prompt, type the name of the configuration
file in the format “filename.cfg” and press Enter. This will initiate the installation of both
the configuration and package files.
7. The system will display progress messages as well as the result of the update process
(which may take several minutes). When the firmware update is successfully completed,
initiate a reset of ALL the cards that received the firmware update (see “Perform an External
Card Reset” on page 33).
View MUX or Raw Bitrate Data
Bitrate data is useful for system monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. MUX bitrates
provide information on MUX data processing, i.e., the amount of data filtering in and out of
the MUX. Raw bitrates are measured at the input pins prior to data processing.
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, either:
• Type bits and press Enter to view MUX bitrate data for each HCS6300-controlled
transcoder. See example on following page.
• Type rawbits and press Enter to view raw bitrate data for each installed transcoder card
(including any transcoders in Slots 3, 6, and/or 10). See example on following page.
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Example: MUX Bitrates Display
Slot #1 Bitrate 19.035 Mbit/s (unfiltered 19.065 Mbit/s)
Slot #2 Bitrate 12.658 Mbit/s (unfiltered 12.694 Mbit/s)
Mux #1 Output Bitrate 31.746 Mbit/s
Data currently in
use by the MUX
Slot #4 Bitrate 19.335 Mbit/s (unfiltered 19.359 Mbit/s)
Unprocessed data
Slot #5 Bitrate 14.679 Mbit/s (unfiltered 14.715 Mbit/s)
Mux #2 Output Bitrate 34.051 Mbit/s
Slot #8 Bitrate 13.013 Mbit/s (unfiltered 13.049 Mbit/s)
Slot #9 Bitrate 13.903 Mbit/s (unfiltered 13.933 Mbit/s)
Data currently
Mux #3 Output Bitrate 26.970 Mbit/s
output by the MUX
Slot #11 Bitrate 6.269 Mbit/s (unfiltered 6.305 Mbit/s)
Slot #12 Bitrate 18.583 Mbit/s (unfiltered 18.614 Mbit/s)
Mux #4 Output Bitrate 24.900 Mbit/s
Total amount of data (including null
Per Mux Total Output Bitrate 38.815 Mbit/s
packets) output per RF channel
Example: Raw Bitrates Display
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
#1 Raw bitrate data 14.228 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
#2 Raw bitrate data 12.537 Mbit/s total 19.390 Mbit/s
#3 Raw bitrate data 0 total 0
#4 Raw bitrate data 17.049 Mbit/s total 19.390 Mbit/s
#5 Raw bitrate data 15.503 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
#6 Raw bitrate data 0 total 0
#7 Raw bitrate data 0 total 0
#8 Raw bitrate data 13.536 Mbit/s total 19.390 Mbit/s
#9 Raw bitrate data 13.957 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
#10 Raw bitrate data 0 total 0
#11 Raw bitrate data 7.520 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
#12 Raw bitrate data 18.620 Mbit/s total 19.396 Mbit/s
Total number of
data bits that are
not null packets
Total number of
data bits in the
transport stream
Configure Card Number/Channel Assignments
This option enables you to reconfigure the card number/channel assignments.
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type crosspt and press Enter.
The system displays the current channel assignments and prompts for the desired action,
for example:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
RF
RF
RF
RF
RF
RF
RF
RF
58-1
58-2
59-1
59-2
60-1
60-2
61-1
61-2
<-<-<-<-<-<-<-<--
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
Slot
#1
#2
#4
#5
#8
#9
#11
#12
Do you wish to change the mapping of physical slots to
RF channels (y/n)?
3. To change the RF channel mapping, type y and press Enter.
Note: Type n and press Enter to return to the Main Menu prompt without changing the
channel mapping.
4. At the Enter the mux input number [1 - 8] > prompt, type the line number for
the channel you wish to reassign. Then, press Enter.
5. At the Enter the slot number [1 - 12] > prompt, type the slot number of the
transcoder card you wish to assign to the selected channel. Then, press Enter.
The system confirms the new assignment:
Set Cross point switch... OK!
and then redisplays the channel assignments along with the Main Menu prompt.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to remap additional channels.
Reset Password for Reload PI Key GUI Option
Users who wish to reload a selected transcoder’s Pro:Idiom key from the GUI require a
password in order to do so. This option enables you to reset the Pro:Idiom password to its
default value (“service”).
Note: Users also have the ability to set a new password during the process of reloading the
Pro:Idiom key from the GUI (see “Change the [Reload Pro:Idiom Key] Password” on page 23).
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type rstpwd and press Enter.
3. At the Reset password (y/n)? prompt for confirmation, either:
• Type y and press Enter to reset the default password immediately. The system
confirms success (Password reset ok) and then redisplays the Main Menu prompt.
• Type n and press Enter to abort the password reset. The system displays confirmation
(Password reset. Aborted!) and then redisplays the Main Menu prompt.
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Transcoder Menu Commands
The following subsections describe how to access and use the Transcoder Menu commands.
Note: Refer to the Installation & Setup Guide for the applicable transcoder cards for further
information on transcoder configuration options.
Access the Transcoder Menu
1. Access the HCS6300 Main Menu as described on page 31.
2. At the [Main] Command > prompt, type card and press Enter.
3. At the Enter card number (1-12) > prompt, type the chassis slot number of the
transcoder card for which you wish to access configuration options. Then, press Enter.
The system identifies the card type and then displays a command prompt for the card
menu, for example:
Card #1 is: HCS7710
[HCS7710 (1)] Command >
4. At the Command > prompt, either:
• Press Enter to display the card menu (see example below).
• Type the desired command and press Enter.
Note: You can always press Enter at the Command > prompt to display the Transcoder
Menu.
Example: Transcoder Menu
-----------HCS7710 Menu
-----------hwid
Read Hardware ID
ver
Read Software Versions
caget
Read Content Advisory Messages Setting *
caset
Enable/Disable Content Advisory Messages *
bits
Read MUX Bitrates
pi
Install PI Key
pr
Reload PI Key
cksum
Read PI Key Checksum
stb
Satellite Receiver Menu
upd
Update Firmware
irst
Internal Reset
ret
Return to Main Menu
[HCS7710 (1)] Command >
* These commands are applicable to HCS7700 and HCS7710 cards only. Refer to the LG Service
Bulletin on Content Advisory configuration options for further information.
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View Hardware Information for the Selected Transcoder
At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type hwid and press Enter to view the selected
card’s hardware ID (firmware version), for example:
Card HWID# is: 7710-v1.0-2010-1105
View Software Information for the Selected Transcoder
At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type ver and press Enter to view the selected
card’s software versions, for example:
OS version: Encoder version: Ethernet version: Application version: HCS7710-905-2010-0910
1.1
1.0
2.5
View MUX Bitrate Data for the Selected Transcoder
At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type bits and press Enter.
MUX bitrate data for the selected transcoder card is displayed in millions of bits per second
(Mbit/s), for example:
HDMI Input Bitrate: 14.120 Mbit/s (raw 14.120 Mbit/s)
Ethernet Input Bitrate: 0 (raw 9.210 Mbit/s)
Data Output Bitrate: 16.881 Mbit/s
Total Output Bitrate: 19.396 Mbit/s
The example above shows MUX bitrate data for an HCS7710 card. Refer to the Installation &
Setup Guide for the applicable transcoder card for further information on bitrate data.
Install a Pro:Idiom Key on the Selected Transcoder
This command installs the Pro:Idiom encryption key on the selected transcoder card. To
install a Pro:Idiom key on all the transcoders, see “Install a Pro:Idiom Key on All
Transcoders” on page 34.
Caution: Do NOT initiate simultaneous menu sessions while a Pro:Idiom key
installation is in progress. Doing so will interfere with the active processes and
may corrupt the system configuration and/or cause the HCS6300 card to cease
normal operation.
Note: In order for a Pro:Idiom encrypted channel to be displayed, the receiver
must contain a Pro:Idiom decrypter, and the receiver must be configured to allow
decryption of the desired channel.
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Note: The process of updating the encryption key will synchronize the decryption
key in any receiver tuned to the cards’ output. If the target receiver is turned off or
viewing content from a different card, the synchronization will not occur, and the
output will be scrambled. Ensure that all encrypters and decrypters in a system
are synchronized to the same key.
1. Confirm the directory location of the Pro:Idiom key (.hex) file. Note: For a TFTP file transfer,
the key file must be available on the same machine as the TFTP server.
2. At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type pi and press Enter.
3. At the Use TFTP to transfer files (y/n)? prompt, either:
• Type y and press Enter to use TFTP for the firmware update.
• Type n and press Enter if you will not use TFTP for the firmware update. At the next
system prompt: Use XMODEM to transfer files (y/n)?, type y and press Enter.
4. Complete the update using the selected transfer mode (Xmodem or TFTP). Refer to
“Install a Pro:Idiom Key on All Transcoders” on page 34 for further information.
The system will display progress messages as well as the result of the installation process.
Note that the new key will be stored in non-volatile storage regardless of process results.
Reload the Pro:Idiom Key on the Selected Transcoder
This command reloads the Pro:Idiom encryption key on the selected transcoder card. To
reload the Pro:Idiom key on all the transcoders, see “Reload the Pro:Idiom Key on All
Transcoders” on page 36.
1. At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type pr and press Enter.
2. At the Reload PI key. Continue (y/n)? prompt, type y and press Enter to continue.
When the reload is complete, the system will display confirmation:
Reload PI complete OK
View the Pro:Idiom Key Checksum for the Selected Transcoder
At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type cksum and press Enter to display the
Pro:Idiom key checksum for the selected transcoder, for example:
PI key checksum is xxxxxxxxxx
where xxxxxxxxxx is a 10-digit number that identifies the Pro:Idiom key file installed on the
transcoder.
Note: All transcoder cards in the card frame must have the same Pro:Idiom key
file installed.
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Access the Satellite Receiver Menu for the Selected Transcoder
See “Satellite Receiver Menu Commands” on pages 44 to 47 for detailed information on
satellite STB configuration options.
Update Firmware on the Selected Transcoder
This command updates the firmware on the selected transcoder card. To update firmware on
all transcoders or on the HCS6300, see “Update HCS6300 and/or Transcoder Firmware” on
page 36.
Caution: Do NOT initiate simultaneous menu sessions while a firmware update is
in progress. Doing so will interfere with the active processes and may corrupt the
system configuration and/or cause the HCS6300 card to cease normal operation.
If you are not sure of the current firmware version, view and record the transcoder hardware
ID (firmware version) before you initiate the firmware update. See “View Hardware
Information for the Selected Transcoder” on page 41.
1. Confirm the directory location of the required firmware update configuration (.cfg) and
package (.pkg) files. Note: For a TFTP file transfer, the firmware update files must be
available on the same machine as the TFTP server.
2. At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type upd and press Enter.
3. At the Use TFTP to transfer files (y/n)? prompt, either:
• Type y and press Enter to use TFTP for the firmware update.
• Type n and press Enter if you will not use TFTP for the firmware update. At the next
system prompt: Use XMODEM to transfer files (y/n)?, type y and press Enter.
4. Complete the update using the selected transfer mode (Xmodem or TFTP). Refer to
“Update HCS6300 and/or Transcoder Firmware” on page 36 for further information.
5. Reset the transcoder card (see “Reset the Selected Transcoder Card” below).
Reset the Selected Transcoder Card
At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type irst and press Enter to initiate the reset. After
reset, the transcoder card resumes normal operation.
Return to the HCS6300 Main Menu
At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type ret and press Enter to return to the HCS6300
Main Menu.
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Satellite Receiver Menu Commands
The following subsections describe how to access and use the Satellite Receiver Menu
commands.
Access the Satellite Receiver Menu
1. Access the card menu for the selected transcoder (see “Access the Transcoder Menu” on
page 40).
2. At the [Card (#)] Command > prompt, type stb and press Enter.
3. At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, either:
• Press Enter to display the Satellite Receiver Menu (see example below).
• Type the desired command and press Enter.
Note: You can always press Enter at the Command > prompt to display the Satellite
Receiver Menu.
Example: Satellite Receiver Menu
----------------------Satellite Receiver Menu
----------------------getch
Read Current STB Channel
setch
Set STB Channel
lksts
Read Satellite Lock Status
sglvl
Read Satellite Signal Strength
actsts
Read STB Activation Status
cnum
Read Access Card Number
bnum
Read STB Serial Number
osdon
Set Satellite OSD On
osdoff
Set Satellite OSD Off
on.
Turn STB On
off
Turn STB Off (Standby)
stbrst
Reset Satellite STB
atune
Read Auto Tune Parameters
atset
Set Auto Tune Parameters
ret
Return to Card Menu
where:
# is the chassis card/slot
number you selected for
configuration purposes.
[Satellite (#)] Command >
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Read the Current STB Channel
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type getch and press Enter to display the
currently selected satellite STB channel number, for example:
Card 1: Current STB Channel is 209
If you receive an error message, it may be necessary to reset the satellite STB either using
the “Reset Satellite STB” command described on page 46 or using the RESET button on the
STB front panel.
Set the STB Channel
1. At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type setch and press Enter to retune
the satellite STB.
2. At the Please enter the channel number > prompt, type the desired three-digit
channel number and press Enter.
If the channel is set successfully, the satellite STB will change to the specified DIRECTV
channel, and the system will display confirmation, for example:
Card 1: Channel changed to 210
Read the Satellite Lock Status
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type lksts and press Enter to determine
whether or not the satellite STB is locked to the satellite, for example:
Card 1: Satellite signal is locked
Read the Satellite Signal Strength
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type sglvl and press Enter to display the
satellite signal strength (displayed as a percentage) at the Satellite In jack on the satellite
STB, for example:
Card 1: Satellite signal strength is 52%
Read the Satellite STB Activation Status
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type actsts and press Enter to display the
activation status—yes or no—of the satellite STB.
Read the Satellite STB Access Card Number
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type cnum and press Enter to display the
satellite STB access card serial number, for example:
Card 1: Access card serial number is 002468525676
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Read the Satellite STB Serial Number
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type bnum and press Enter to display the
satellite STB serial number, for example:
Card 1: STB serial number is 029265702091
Set Satellite OSD On or Off
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, either:
• Type osdon and press Enter to enable on-screen display for the video signal at the HDMI
output.
• Type osdoff and press Enter to disable on-screen display for the video signal at the HDMI
output. Note that the Ethernet video stream does not contain on-screen display.
Power the Satellite STB On or Off
“Turn STB On” and “Turn STB Off” options in the Satellite Receiver Menu enable you to
power ON a satellite STB from standby mode or power OFF a satellite STB to standby mode.
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, either:
• Type on and press Enter to power ON the satellite STB.
• Type off and press Enter to switch the satellite STB to standby mode. HDMI output is
disabled, but the Ethernet port continues to stream audio and video.
Reset the Satellite STB
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type stbrst and press Enter to reset the
satellite STB. After reset, the satellite STB resumes normal operation.
Auto Tune Parameters
The Auto Tune feature, enabled by default to run every day at 3 AM (for approximately 20
seconds), allows the COM 23 satellite STB to re-synchronize its audio and video buffers. The
default primary and secondary channels specified for auto tuning purposes are 202 (CNN)
and 206 (ESPN), respectively.
You can view the current status of auto tuning, and/or you can modify or disable the auto tune
settings, if required.
Read Auto Tune Parameters
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type atune and press Enter to view auto
tune parameters, for example:
Auto tune is Enabled
Auto tune time (0-23): 3
Primary tune to channel: 202
Secondary tune to channel: 206
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Set/Modify Auto Tune Parameters
1. At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type atset and press Enter.
2. At the Change auto tune settings (y/n)? prompt, either:
• Type y and press Enter to modify the current auto tune settings.
• Type n and press Enter to return to the Satellite Receiver Menu without modifying the
auto tune settings.
3. At the Enable auto tune (y/n)? prompt, either:
• Type y and press Enter to enable and configure auto tune settings. Continue with step 4.
• Type n and press Enter to disable auto tuning on the transcoder. Go to step 7.
4. At the Enter auto tune time (0-23) prompt, type the hour, in 24-hour clock format,
at which the auto tune will run. Then, press Enter. Make sure to choose a time when TVs
are not likely to be in use, as the picture will change for approximately 20 seconds during
the auto tune.
Note: If you type an invalid entry at any of the auto tune settings prompts, the system will
retain the existing settings and return immediately to the Satellite Receiver Menu. Repeat
steps 3 to 6 to configure all of the settings.
5. At the Enter the primary tune to channel prompt, enter an HD MPEG-4 channel
from the subscribed channel lineup as the primary auto tune channel. Then, press Enter.
6. At the Enter the secondary tune to channel prompt, enter an HD MPEG-4
channel from the subscribed channel lineup as the secondary auto tune channel. Then,
press Enter. (If the transcoder is set to the primary auto tune channel, the secondary
channel will be used for auto tuning.)
After you enter the secondary channel, the system will display confirmation: Auto tune
set... OK
7. Without further user intervention:
• Any modifications to auto tune time or channel settings or a change from “enabled” to
“disabled” status will take effect after the current auto tune cycle is completed. For example,
if auto tune was previously scheduled for 5 AM, and you just disabled auto tuning, the
changes will not take effect until after the next 5 AM auto tune cycle completes.
• If you enabled auto tuning after it had been previously disabled, the change will not take
effect until 3 AM.
To implement changes immediately, return to the card menu (see section below), and reset
the transcoder (see “Reset the Selected Transcoder Card” on page 43).
Return to the Transcoder Menu
At the [Satellite (#)] Command > prompt, type ret and press Enter to return to the
card menu.
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Troubleshooting
This section provides troubleshooting information for the HCS6300. You can find additional
troubleshooting help at www.DIRECTV.com.
Equipment Setup Review
• Make sure all connectors and connections are tight and secure on all entertainment system
components.
• Check the Ethernet connection; is it viable and working?
- Observe the green and amber LEDs on the Ethernet connector.
- The green LED should blink rapidly.
- The amber LED should stay lit constantly.
• Ensure the COM 23 access card is installed, up-to-date, and authorized by DIRECTV.
STATUS LED
The green STATUS LED on the HCS6300 front panel provides general information about the
operating condition of the card. Observe the STATUS LED, and refer to the following table:
STATUS LED Behavior
Operating Status
Slow Blinking
Power Up State
Rapid Blinking
Error Condition
Continuously On
Normal Operation
Continuously Off
Fault Condition, No Output
Audio/Video Freeze or Blank Screen
Perform one or more of the following (in order):
• Remove and reinsert the COM 23 access card.
• Press the RESET button located on the front of the COM 23, and allow the STB to retrieve
the DIRECTV program guide.
• Unplug the power cord of the COM 23 for 15 seconds; then plug it in again.
• Use a small object (for example, a paperclip) to press the recessed RESET button on the
HCS6300. Hold for five seconds to initiate the reset.
• Unplug the power cord of the CodePlus card frame for 15 seconds; then plug it in again.
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Specifications
Dimensions
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
3U (130.20 mm)
1.102362 inches (28.00 mm)
9.055118 inches (230.00 mm)
0.5 pounds (0.221 kgrms) Est.
Environmental Storage Conditions
Temperature: -20° to 70° Celsius
-4° to 158° Fahrenheit
Humidity: 95% non-condensing
Operating Conditions
Temperature: 0° to 40° Celsius
32° to 104° Fahrenheit
Humidity:
95% non-condensing
Electrical
RF Out Connector:
RF Output Span:
RF Output Frequency Range:
Type ‘F’
4 Contiguous Channels (typically 24 MHz)
54 MHz to 864 MHz
DC Input: +12V DC @ 1.35 Amps
Active Output Level at RF Out jack: + 42 dBmV Min.
Ethernet Input:
10/100BaseT
Note: Design and specifications subject to change without prior notice.
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Document Revision History / Notes
Document Revision History
Date
Description
July 2010
Revision A: New document
August 2012
Revision B: Updates for GUI and additional HCS6300 configuration options
Product documentation is available online at: www.LGsolutions.com/products. From the Products
page, select TVs, Systems & Solutions, then Head End Systems, then CodePlus Transcoder
Series (click Show [+] to view the list of products), then the applicable Modular System option. Click
the Literature & Downloads tab at the bottom of the Modular System page, and select the required
document(s) from the Downloads list.
Notes
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LG HCS6300 MUX/MOD Feature Card Warranty
Broadcast Products Welcome to the LG family! We believe that you will be pleased with your new HCS6300 MUX/MOD feature card. Please
read this warranty carefully, it is a “LIMITED WARRANTY” as defined under Federal Law. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state-to-state within the U.S.A.
LG’s RESPONSIBILITY
Warranty Term
Parts
Warranty Service
Not Covered
One year parts and labor from date of purchase or delivery date.
New or remanufactured replacements for factory-defective parts may be used. Such replacement parts are warranted for
the remaining portion of the original warranty period.
Warranty service is provided at LG. Customer pays for shipping charges to LG; LG pays for return shipping charges to
return HCS6300 to customer. Call 1-888-865-3026 for further information.
This warranty covers manufacturing defects and does not cover installation, adjustment of customer controls, installation or
repair of antenna systems, cable converters or cable company-supplied equipment; it also does not cover damage due to
misuse, abuse, negligence, acts of God or other causes beyond the control of LG. Any alteration of the product after manufacture voids this warranty in its entirety.
This warranty does not cover any missing or stolen access cards.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND LG
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
Effective Warranty Date Warranty begins on the date of delivery of the HCS6300.
For your convenience, keep the dealer’s dated bill of sale or delivery ticket as evidence of the purchase date.
Installation Guide
Read the Installation & Setup Guide carefully so that you will understand the operation of the HCS6300 and how to adjust
the controls.
Antenna
Reception problems caused by inadequate antenna or faulty antenna connections are the owner’s responsibility.
Warranty Service
For warranty service information, Call 1-888-865-3026. Parts and service labor that are LG’s responsibility (see above)
will be provided without charge. Other service is at the owner’s expense. If you have any problem in obtaining satisfactory
warranty service, call 1-888-865-3026.
You must provide the model number, serial number and date of purchase or date of original installation.
For Customer Support/Service, please call:­­
1-888-865-3026
www.LGsolutions.com
CodePlus is a trademark of LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. Pro:Idiom is a registered trademark
of Zenith Electronics LLC. DIRECTV is a registered trademark of DIRECTV, Inc. All other
trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 Copyright 2012 LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
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