Digital High Definition Cable Receiver

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Model: Digital High Definition Cable Receiver SRT 3001
Model: Digital High Definition Cable Receiver SRT 3001
Model: Digital High Definition Cable Receiver SRT 3001
Supplied by STRONG & Co, Japan
Represented by
STRONG Ges.m.b.H.
Franz-Josefs-Kai 1
1010 Vienna
Austria
Email: support_at@strong.tv
02 Dec 2016 12:43
English
Your receiver is delivered with USB multimedia support. After downloading the optional software for
recording via USB from our webshop at www.strong.tv, the receiver can be upgraded to support the
recording function via USB. This user manual describes the full functionality including the recording
function and may not be applicable if the software for recording via USB has not yet been installed.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Safety Instructions
1.2 Storage
1.3 Equipment Set-up
1.4 Accessories
1.5 Usage of external USB devices
2.0 YOUR RECEIVER
2.1 DEFAULT PIN: 1234
2.2 Front Panel
2.3 Rear Panel
2.4 Remote Control
2.5 Installing the batteries
2.6 Using the remote control
3.0 CONNECTION
3.1 Connecting to cable TV
3.2 Connecting to TV with HDMI cable
3.3 Connecting to TV with SCART cable
3.4 Connecting to a Digital Audio Amplifier with S/PDIF
3.5 Connecting to a Digital Audio Amplifier and TV using HDMI
3.6 Connecting a USB storage device
4.0 STARTING UP FOR THE FIRST TIME
4.1 DVB-C Installation
5.0 QUICK GUIDE TO USING YOUR RECEIVER
6.0 OPERATION
6.1 Changing channels
6.2 Info Banner
6.3 Selection of audio language
6.4 Teletext
6.5 Subtitles
6.6 Timeshift*
6.7 EPG (Electronic Programme Guide)
6.8 Instant Recording*
7.0 MAIN MENU
7.1 Edit Channel
7.2 Installation
7.3 System Setup
7.4 Tools
7.5 Media*
8.0 TROUBLESHOOTING
9.0 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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STRONG declares that this item complies with the basic requirements and other relevant regulations of directives 2004/108/EC and
73/23/EC, RoHS 2002/95/EC
Subject to alterations. In consequence of continuous research and development technical specifications, design and appearance of products
may change. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC
in the United States and other countries. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective owners.
© STRONG 2016. All rights reserved.
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1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Safety Instructions
DO NOT INSTALL YOUR RECEIVER:
„„In a closed or poorly ventilated cabinet; directly on top of or under any other equipment; on a surface which
might obstruct the ventilation slots.
DO NOT EXPOSE THE RECEIVER OR ITS ACCESSORIES:
„„To direct sunlight or any other equipment that generates heat; to rain or intense moisture; to intense vibration
and to any shock which may cause permanent damage to your receiver or to any magnetic objects, such as
loudspeakers, transformers, etc.
„„Do not use a damaged power cord. It may cause a fire or an electric shock. Do not touch a power cord with wet
hands. It may cause an electric shock.
„„When the receiver is not used for a long period of time, you should unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
„„Do not use alcohol or ammonia based liquids to clean the receiver. If you wish, you may clean your receiver with
a soft lint-free cloth slightly made damp with a mild soap solution, and only after disconnecting from the mains
voltage supply. Make sure no foreign objects fall through the ventilation slots because this could cause fire or an
electric shock.
„„Do not place any objects on top of the receiver because this might prevent proper cooling of the components
inside.
Safety Precautions
„„Never try to open the receiver. It is dangerous to touch the inside of the receiver due to high voltages and
possible electrical hazards. Opening the receiver will void the warranty of the product. Refer all maintenance or
servicing to suitably qualified personnel.
„„When you are connecting cables, be sure that the receiver is disconnected from the mains supply voltage. Wait a
few seconds after switching off the receiver before you move the receiver or disconnect any equipment.
„„It is a necessity that you only use an approved extension and compatible wiring that is suitable for the electrical
power consumption of the installed equipment. Please ensure that the electrical power supply corresponds with
the voltage on the electrical identification plate at the back of the receiver.
If the receiver does not operate normally even after strictly following the instructions in this user manual, it is
recommended to consult your dealer.
1.2 Storage
Your receiver and its accessories are stored and delivered in a packaging designed to protect against electric shocks
and moisture. When unpacking it, make sure that all the parts are included and keep the packaging away from
children. When transporting the receiver from one place to another or if you are returning it under warranty conditions,
make sure to repack the receiver in its original packaging with its accessories. Failing to comply with such packaging
procedures could damage the product and void your warranty.
1.3 Equipment Set-up
We recommend you consult a professional installer to set up your equipment. Otherwise, please follow the instructions
below:
„„Refer to the user manual of your TV.
„„Make sure that the HDMI cable is in a good condition.
„„If you use TV SCART connection, use then well shielded SCART cable.
This manual provides complete instructions for installing and using this receiver. The following symbols will serve as
follow.
Warning:Indicates warning information.
Tips
Indicates any other additional important or helpful information.
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MENURepresents a button on the remote control or the receiver.
(Bold characters)
Move toRepresents a menu item within a window.
(Italic characters)
1.4 Accessories
„„Installation Instructions
„„1 remote control unit
„„2x batteries (AAA type)
WARNING:The batteries should not be recharged, disassembled, electrically short-circuited, be mixed
or used with other types of batteries. If rechargeable accumulators instead of batteries are
going to be used (e.g. NiMH), we recommend using types with low self-discharge to ensure
long time operation of your remote control.
1.5 Usage of external USB devices
„„It is recommended to use USB 2.0 storage devices or higher. If your device is not compatible to USB 2.0
specifications, recording, playback and other multimedia functions of the receiver might not work properly. *
„„To ensure best performance of your USB storage device please format it via your receiver (through the menu
“Media”) to FAT32 system. Other file systems are not supported by the receiver. However, it is possible to use
already NTFS formatted disks.
„„STRONG cannot guarantee compatibility with all types of USB storage devices.
„„If you are going to use external USB HDDs (Hard Disk Drives), please consider that power specifications may
exceed the supported output of your receiver (max. 5 V/800 mA). If so, please connect your USB HDD to an
according external power adapter.
„„It is advised not to store important information on USB storage devices used with the receiver. Always make
backups of data on your USB storage device before using it with this receiver. STRONG will not take responsibility
for any loss of information or circumstances caused by loss of information.
* This user manual describes the full functionality including the recording function and may not be applicable if the software for recording via
USB has not yet been installed.
2.0 YOUR RECEIVER
2.1 DEFAULT PIN: 1234
2.2 Front Panel
Fig. 1
1. IR sensor
Point your remote control towards this sensor.
2. DisplayIndicates current time in STANDBY mode or current channel number in OPERATING
mode
3. Mode indicatorRED indicates that the receiver is in STANDBY mode.
GREEN indicates that the receiver is in OPERATING mode.
4. USB
Connector for USB storage devices.
2.3 Rear Panel
Fig. 2
1. CABLE IN
Connect your receiver to the wall connector provided by the cable operator
2. CABLE OUTConnect your receiver to another digital receiver or to a TV to keep using its internal
(analogue) tuner (loop through function)
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2.4 Remote Control
Fig. 3
q
Switches the receiver On/Standby
!
Mutes all audio outputs of the receiver
PG+/PG-
Page up/down in all list modes
DTV/VCR
No function
INFOOpens the current channel information; 2x opens the current event information
and 3x the signal information
6. VOL+/VOL-Increases/decreases the volume level
7. MENU
Opens the main menu, in a menu you will get one step back
8. EXIT
Exits from the menu or sub-menu
9. pqMenu Off: Change channel to next/previous.
Menu On: Moves the cursor up/down.
10.t uMenu Off: Decreases/ increases the volume level.
Menu On: Change settings for specific menus
11.OKMenu Off: Displays the current channel list
Menu On: Activates the highlighted menu item.
12.RECORD
Records the TV programme to the connected USB storage device*
13.TIMESHIFT
Activates the Timeshift function (Off/On) *
14.0~9
Enters a channel number in viewing mode or a value inside the respective menu
15.EPG
Opens the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) in TV mode
16.RECALL
Back to previously watched channel
17.AUDIO
Opens the audio language selection
18.TV/RADIO
Toggles between TV or RADIO mode
19.FAV
Opens the favourite group selection
20.FILE
Opens the Media Player list
21.TTX
Displays Teletext on the OSD (On Screen Display)
22.SUBTITLE
Shows a list of subtitle languages
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Fast rewind/fast forward
24.Coloured buttons
For Multimedia and Teletext functions
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* This user manual describes the full functionality including the recording function and may not be applicable if the software for recording via
USB has not yet been installed.
2.5 Installing the batteries
Fig. 4
Open the cover on the remote control and insert 2x AAA batteries into the compartment. Correct position of the polar
diagram shows the batteries inside the compartment.
1. Open the cover.
2. Insert the batteries.
3. Close the lid.
WARNING:The batteries should not be recharged, disassembled, electrically short-circuited, be mixed or
used with other types of batteries.
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3. S/PDIF COAX.Connect your receiver to a digital home theatre, AV receiver or digital audio
amplifier.
4. HDMI
Connect your receiver with your TV set using an HDMI cable.
5. TV SCART
Connect your receiver with your TV set using a SCART cable.
6. Power cordYour receiver requires a supply voltage of 220~240V AC (Auto-selectable), 50/60Hz
+/-5%. Please ensure the local power specification meets these requirements
before connecting your receiver to the wall outlet.
2.6 Using the remote control
To use the remote control, point it towards the front of your receiver. The remote control supports a range of up to
5 meters distance to the receiver at an angle of up to approx. 30 degrees.
Fig. 5
NOTE:Managing the receiver will be limited or not possible if there are obstacles between the
remote control sensor (at the front panel of the receiver) and the remote control. Direct
sunlight or very bright light can reduce or disturb the reception of the remote control signals.
3.0 CONNECTION
Fig. 6
3.1 Connecting to cable TV
Connect your receiver to the wall connector provided by your cable operator, using a high quality coaxial cable
(75 Ohms). Normally, wall connections could be either F-type or IEC male type. Use a cable with suitable connectors.
This receiver has an IEC female input.
3.2 Connecting to TV with HDMI cable
Fig. 6
The TV set shall be connected with the receiver using a good quality HDMI cable. This connection gives the highest
possible quality.
3.3 Connecting to TV with SCART cable
Fig. 6
Your receiver is also equipped with a SCART connector; alternatively, the TV set can be connected to the receiver using
a good quality SCART cable.
3.4 Connecting to a Digital Audio Amplifier with S/PDIF
Fig. 6
By connecting your receiver to a digital amplifier or home theatre system, you can enjoy the best possible sound
quality and multi-channel audio (depending on the broadcast). Connect your Digital Audio Amplifier or home theatre
system with a suitable cinch cable to the S/PDIF connector on the back of the receiver.
3.5 Connecting to a Digital Audio Amplifier and TV using HDMI
Fig. 7
By connecting your receiver to the latest digital amplifiers or Home Cinema systems you will enjoy the best possible
sound quality and multi-channel audio (depending on the broadcast). Connect the HDMI output of the receiver to an
input of your amplifier, and then connect the HDMI output of the amplifier to your TV set. Select the correct input on
your amplifier to watch and listen to programmes.
3.6 Connecting a USB storage device
Connecting a USB device to the unit allows you to playback movies, music and picture files. See chapter
7.5.1. Mediaplayer.
Fig. 8
NOTE:It is recommended to use USB 2.0 storage devices or higher for playback of TV programmes
or HD movies.
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NOTE:Timeshift/recording and playback only works properly when a fast USB storage device such
as a USB 2.0 HDD is connected to the receiver. Timeshift/recording and playback of HD
content requires a sufficient continuous read/write speed of the used USB storage device. *
* This user manual describes the full functionality including the recording function and may not be applicable if the software for recording via
USB has not yet been installed.
4.0 STARTING UP FOR THE FIRST TIME
When you use your receiver for the first time, the Welcome menu appears. Use pq to move the highlight to the setting
you wish to alter and use t u to change values. Start by selecting your language using t u. Once you have selected
your language, press q to move the highlight to the next item and use t u to change.
Language
Here you can choose your language.
Region:
Select your region where this receiver is used.
Subtitle:Select Normal to display subtitles per default, Select Hard of Hearing to show HoH subtitles per
default. Select Off to hide subtitles per default. *
Aspect Mode:Use this option to select the aspect ratio of your TV and the preferred conversion method. The
options are: Auto (automatic detection of aspect ratio), 4:3 Panscan (Displays 16:9 widescreen
broadcasts full screen on your 4:3 TV), 4:3 letterbox (black bars on top and under the picture on
a 4:3 TV) and 16:9 (use this setting for 16:9 TV sets).
Scan mode:Select All to store scrambled and free to air channels or select Free to store only free to air
channels. Note: Scrambled channels cannot be viewed with this receiver.
Connection:
Use this option to adjust the established connection to your TV set. Select HDMI or TV SCART.
* Availability of DVB/HoH subtitles depends on the broadcast. If subtitles are not supported, they can be activated via Teletext if available.
When all settings have been made, move the highlight to OK and press OK to continue.
NOTE:Wrong region selection can lead to missing channels or channels being stored at wrong
positions in the channel list.
4.1 DVB-C Installation
Select Installation and press OK to enter the installation menu. Press pq t u to select Channel Scan or Auto Scan.
4.1.1 Channel Scan
Select Channel Scan and press OK to enter the Channel Scan menu. Press pq t u to set Scan mode, Channel No.,
Frequency, Symbol Rate, Scan QAM and Network Search. Highlight Search and press Ok to start the channel scan. Obtain
technical data about your cable operator’s base channel from your operator and start a Network search from there to
find all channels belonging to the network.
4.1.2 Auto Scan
Select Auto Scan and press OK to enter the Auto Scan menu. Press pq t u to set Country and Network and then
highlight Search. Press OK to start the auto search.
Some operators in Germany are pre-installed.
4.1.3 LCN
If LCN (Logical Channel Numbering) is activated and an LCN signal is provided by the operator, channels will be
stored in an operator defined order. Set LCN to On to activate the operator defined channel numbering or Off to store
channels in the found order. This function only applies when a new channel search is performed.
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TIP:If the Welcome menu does not appear after switching on the receiver the first time, reset the
receiver to factory settings by pressing the MENU button and selecting Load Factory Setting
in the submenu Tools. (DEFAULT PIN: 1234).
5.0 QUICK GUIDE TO USING YOUR RECEIVER
We at STRONG understand that you can’t wait to enjoy your digital HD cable receiver. The following quick guide will
make you familiar with the basic operation of this device. We do, however, advice you to read the full manual to get the
best performance from your receiver.
To turn your receiver ON or to Standby, use the q button on the remote control.
Choose a channel with the pq buttons. Alternatively, you can digit the channel number with the 0~9 buttons on
the remote control or press OK in viewing mode to display the channel list. The volume can be adjusted with the t u
buttons.
6.0 OPERATION
6.1 Changing channels
Following ways are possible for changing channels with your new receiver:
„„Via direct access using the 0~9 buttons.
„„Via the channel list using OK and the PG+/PG- buttons.
„„Via the pq buttons.
6.1.1 Direct access via 0~9 buttons
To gain direct access to a certain channel, simply input its number with the 0~9 buttons on the remote control. Channel
numbers can be up to four digits long. Entering a number with less than four digits is possible. Just wait a few seconds
and your receiver will switch to the selected channel or press OK immediately after selecting the channel number.
6.1.2 Channel list
Press OK in viewing mode to display the Channel List. Use pq in the channel list to highlight your channel of choice
and press OK once to select the highlighted channel. Press OK again to leave the channel list mode. Inside the channel
list it is possible to use the PG+/PG- buttons as well in order to scroll page-wise through the list.
TIP:Use t u to toggle between the All Channel list and favourite list(s) or press FAV in viewing
mode for a list of the available favourite lists.
6.1.3 Using the pq buttons
p switches to the next channel.
q switches to the previous channel.
6.2 Info Banner
While watching TV you can press the INFO button at any time to access current information about the channel and
event*. Press INFO twice for extended EPG details about the current channel. Press INFO three times for technical
details about the current channel.
* Event information is displayed when available. Availability depends on the broadcast.
6.3 Selection of audio language
Some channels support a choice of audio formats and/or languages. To select another audio stream, press AUDIO in
viewing mode. A list with available audio streams will now be displayed. Use pq to select a stream and confirm with
OK. The audio channel as stereo, mono, left and right can be selected with the t u buttons.
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Your receiver includes a fully featured Teletext. To access Teletext, press the TTX button in viewing mode and use the
0~9 buttons to input the number of the page you wish to see. The coloured buttons of the remote control allow you to
jump to selected pages directly, as indicated on the bottom of the Teletext screen. Use the pq buttons to select one
page up or down, use the t u buttons to select subpages. Press EXIT or TTX to get back to viewing mode.
6.5 Subtitles
Some channels support a choice of subtitle languages. Press SUBTITLE in viewing mode to display a list of available
subtitle languages. Select your subtitle of choice with pq and press OK to confirm. Press EXIT to leave without making
changes.*
* Availability of DVB/HoH subtitles depends on the broadcast. If subtitles are not supported, they can be activated via Teletext if available.
6.6 Timeshift*
Timeshift allows you to pause live broadcasts and resume playback later. To activate this function set the Timeshift
mode in the DVR Setting menu to on by selecting Pause. For details, see 7.6.3. Press [2 in viewing mode to activate
Timeshift. The progress information banner appears on screen. Live TV keeps playing for moment and will then pause.
Press u to resume Timeshifted playback. Press 3 to return to live TV.
NOTE:Timeshift and its playback only work properly when a fast USB storage device such as a
USB 2.0 HDD is connected to the receiver. Timeshift and playback of HD content requires
sufficient read/write speed of the used USB storage device.
* This user manual describes the full functionality including the recording function and may not be applicable if the software for recording via
USB has not yet been installed.
6.7 EPG (Electronic Programme Guide)
The Electronic Programme Guide is a very useful function that allows you to view event schedules and programme
information and to mark events/movies for recording. To access the EPG, press the EPG button in viewing mode. Use
pq to select a channel and t u to select an event. Press OK to display detailed information of the selected event. Use
EXIT to quit the detailed information screen. Press RED to access further step functions. Use t u to select a step and
OK to execute it. Press EXIT to quit the step function. Press GREEN to set a timer for a selected event. Refer to section
7.3.4 for details of the timer function.
NOTE:Availability of EPG data depends on the broadcast.
6.8 Instant Recording*
Your new receiver allows you to make an instant recording of the programme you are watching. Simply press RECORD
to start the recording. To enter the duration for the recording, press RECORD again. Use the 0~9 buttons to enter the
recording time and press OK to confirm.
At the beginning of the recording a recording sign will be shown for a short while on the upper left corner of your
TV screen. To stop the recording, press 3. Select Yes and press OK again to stop the recording. It is possible to make
2 recordings at the same time if they are broadcasted on same frequency.
You can access the Record Manager via the FILE button, and select Record by pressing the button 1.
* This user manual describes the full functionality including the recording function and may not be applicable if the software for recording via
USB has not yet been installed.
** Please connect a USB storage device with sufficient free space before you start a recording.
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6.4 Teletext
7.0 MAIN MENU
The main menu gives you access to settings, multimedia functions and games. To access the main menu, press MENU
in viewing mode. The main menu consists of the following sub menus: Edit Channel, Installation, System Setup, Tools,
Games and Media.
Throughout the main menu, MENU or EXIT can be used to get back to the previous screen.
7.1 Edit Channel
Use pq to select Edit Channel and press OK or u to enter.
Use pq to highlight the submenu of choice and press OK to select.
Press EXIT or t to get back to the main menu.
7.1.1 TV Channel List
In the Edit Channel menu select TV Channel List with pq and press OK to enter.
Use t u to change the channel group (if you have already set up favourite groups).
Select the channel of choice with pq. Press OK to view the selected channel in the preview box.
7.1.1.1 Adding channels to favourite lists
Channels from the TV Channel List can be added to up to 8 different favourite groups. Press FAV in TV Channel List
to access this function. The FAV sign on the top of the screen will move up to indicate that the favourite function is
selected. Use pq to select a channel you wish to add to a favourite group. When the highlight is on the channel of
your choice, press OK. A list with all available favourite lists will now pop up. Use pq to select the favourite list you
wish to add the channel to and press OK, press EXIT to finalize the process. Favourite channels will be marked with a v
symbol. When all changes have been made, press EXIT twice. A confirmation banner will pop up. Select Yes to save the
changes or No to discard.
7.1.1.2 Locking channels
Locked channels can only be watched after entering the PIN code. (DEFAULT PIN: 1234)
To lock or unlock a channel, press RED while in TV Channel List. Press pq to select a channel and press OK to lock or
unlock it. You are asked to input the PIN code. (DEFAULT PIN: 1234) Locked channels will be marked with the  symbol.
Locking/unlocking multiple channels in one session is possible. When all changes have been made, press EXIT twice. A
confirmation banner will pop up. Select Yes to save the changes or No to discard.
7.1.1.3 Skipping channels
Channels marked with Skip will be skipped when zapping channels with the pq buttons. The channels will still be
available from the channel list.
To mark channels for skipping, press GREEN while in TV Channel List. Use pq to select a channel and press OK to mark
or unmark it for skipping. Channels set for skipping will be marked with the  symbol. When all changes have been
made, press EXIT twice. A confirmation banner will pop up. Select Yes to save the changes or No to discard.
7.1.1.4 Moving channels
To enable the Move function, press YELLOW while in TV Channel List. Use pq to select a channel and press OK to
select it. Now you can move the selected channel up or down inside the channel list by using pq. When the channel
is on the position of your choice, press OK again. The channel is now fixed on its new position. When all changes have
been made, press EXIT twice. A confirmation banner will pop up. Select Yes to save the changes or No to discard.
7.1.1.5 Editing channels
The Edit function allows you to Sort, Rename or Delete channels. To enter the Edit menu, press BLUE while in TV Channel
List. The Edit Channel menu will appear.
If you made changes in the previous menu, but haven’t saved them yet, you will be asked to do so now.
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Sort
Press RED to enter the Sort menu.
Use pq to select sorting method and press OK to confirm.
Possible methods are:
Name (A-Z):
Sorting in alphabetical order from A to Z.
Name (Z-A):
Sorting in alphabetical order from Z to A.
Free/Scramble:
First in the list will be Free-To-Air channels.
Lock:
All unlocked channels will placed first in the list.
Default:
Sorting by searched Order (from lowest to highest frequency or by LCN numbering).
Rename
Press GREENin Edit Channel to enable the Rename function. The Rename sign will move up to indicate that
Rename is selected. Use pq to highlight a channel and press OK to select it. A text field will
now pop up at the right of the screen. Use t u pq to select characters and enter them with
OK. When you have finished editing, press BLUE to enter the changes. When all changes have
been made, press EXIT twice. Select Yes to save the changes or No to discard.
Delete
Press BLUEin Edit Channel to enable the Delete function. The Delete sign will move up to indicate that
Delete is selected. Use pq to highlight a channel and press OK to mark it for deletion. When
you have marked all channels you wish to delete, press EXIT twice. A confirmation banner will
be displayed. Select Yes to delete the marked channels or No to cancel.
7.1.2 Radio Channel List
Basically, the operation of the Radio Channel List is the same as in the TV Channel List. The only difference is that in Radio
Channel List there is no video information, so it will always display the radio background on the preview screen.
7.1.3 Delete all
Use this menu to delete all stored channels. Select Delete All with pq and press OK. The receiver asks you to enter the
pin code. (DEFAULT PIN: 1234). Inside the confirmation window select Yes with t u and press OK to delete or select
No to cancel.
WARNING:The Delete all function will permanently delete all current channels and all favourite lists from
your receiver, and you are not able to leave the menu until you search for channels again.
7.1.4 Rename Favourite list
This menu allows you to personalize the names of the 8 available favourite lists.
Use pq to select Rename Favourite List from the Edit Channel Menu and press OK to proceed. The names of all groups
are now displayed. Select a favourite group with pq and press OK to edit its name. A text field will now pop up at the
right of the screen. Use t u pq to select characters and enter them with OK. When you have finished editing, press
BLUE to save the changes. When all changes have been made, press EXIT twice to leave this menu.
7.2 Installation
7.2.1 Channel Scan
Use pq to select Installation, press OK or u to advance.
Use pq to select Channel Scan and press OK to enter.
Use t u to toggle between available scan modes: By Channel and By Frequency.
If By Channel is selected, use pqt u to select Channel No Symbol Rate and Scan QAM. If Network Search is set to On, all
channel belonging to the network of your operator will be found, according to NIT information provided in the signal
of the operator.
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If By Frequency is selected, use pqt u and 0 ~ 9 to select Frequency, Symbol Rate and select the correct ScanQAM
parameter. Highlight Search and press OK to start scanning. Newly found channels will be added to the channel list.
If Network Search is set to On, all channel belonging to the network of your operator will be found, according to NIT
information provided in the signal of the operator.
NOTE:Obtain technical data about your cable-operator base channel from your operator and start a
network search from there to find all channels belonging to the network.
7.2.2 Auto Scan
Use pq to select Installation and press OK or u to advance.
Select Auto Scan with pq and press OK to enter.
Select your country and network base channel.
When FTA Only is set to Yes, scrambled channels won’t be stored in the channel list. Use pq to highlight Search. Now
press OK to start auto scan.
The receiver will store all found channels in the channel list.
NOTE:Obtain technical data about your cable-operator base channel from your operator and start a
network search from there to find all channels belonging to the network.
7.2.3 LCN (Logical Channel Numbering)
If LCN (Logical Channel Numbering) is activated and an LCN signal is provided by the operator, channels will be stored
in an operator defined order. Set LCN to On to activate operator defined channel numbering or Off to store channels in
found order. This function only applies when a new channel search is performed.
7.3 System Setup
This menu allows you to manage the system settings of your receiver. It consists of the following sub-menus: Language,
TV System, Local Time Setting, Timer Setting, Parental Lock, OSD Setting and Auto Standby.
Press pq to highlight the menu of choice and press OK advance to the next screen. Use pq to move the highlight to
the setting of choice. Values can be changed with t u. Press EXIT to leave.
7.3.1 Language
This menu allows you to set up your language preferences.
Language:Use t u to select the language for the On Screen Display.
First Audio:Use t u to select Audio language.
Second Audio:Use t u to select a language that will be played when the language selected at First Audio isn’t
available.
Subtitle Language:Use t u to select the preferred subtitle language.
2nd Subtitle Language:Use t u to select the preferred 2nd subtitle language if the 1st preference is not available.
Teletext:Use t u to select the preferred Teletext language (when available).
Subtitle:Use t u to select the preferred subtitle type to be displayed automatically. Select Normal],
Hard of Hearing or Off*
* Availability of DVB/HoH subtitles depends on the broadcast. If subtitles are not supported, they can be activated via Teletext if available.
7.3.2 TV System
Use this menu to match your receiver to your TV set. The following settings are available:
Video Resolution:
Use this option to select the video resolution of your TV screen. The options are: By Source
(automatic detection of video resolution offered to the receiver), By Native TV (automatic
detection of maximal resolution of TV screen), and manual selections 480i, 576i up to 1080p.
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Digital Audio Output:
Please use a setting that matches the specifications of your TV. After a selection is made, you
will be asked to confirm. Selection above 576i is only applicable on HDMI output.
Use this option to select the aspect ratio of your TV and the preferred conversion method. The
options are: Auto (automatic detection of aspect ratio), 4:3 Panscan (Displays 16:9 widescreen
broadcasts full screen on your 4:3 TV), 4:3 letterbox (black bars on top and under the picture on
a 4:3 TV) and 16:9 (use this setting for 16:9 TV sets).
Use this option to select the connection to your TV set. Select HDMI or TV SCART. If connection
type HDMI is selected, then only the CVBS signal is available on the TV SCART.
Toggles between PCM and Bitstream output. When PCM is selected, all digital audio will be
converted to stereo audio. Bitstream enables you to listen or transfer Dolby® Digital/Dolby®
Digital Plus* audio to the TV via HDMI or to a Home entertainment system (for example)
through coaxial S/PDIF.
NOTE:Dolby® Digital Plus* is only available on the HDMI output.
* Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
7.3.3 Local Time Setting
Here you can set up your region and time zone.
Region:Use t u to select the region you live in.
GMT Usage:
Set to By Region for broadcaster defined time, User Define to select manual a GMT zone or to Off
to input time and date manually.
GMT Offset:
Allows you to adjust your time zone. This option is only available when GMT Usage is set to User
Define.The GMT Offset range is “-11:30 ~ +12:00”, increasing by half hours progressively. The
cities matching the set GMT Offset are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Daylight Saving:Select On to add one hour for summer time.
Date:
Date and Time settings are available only when GMT Usage is set to Off. Use the 0~9 buttons to
enter the date. Press EXIT to proceed.
Time:
Date and Time settings are available only when GMT Usage is set to Off. Use the 0~9 buttons to
enter the time. Press EXIT to proceed.
Time DisplaySelect On to display time on screen, Off to remove.
7.3.4 Timer Setting
This menu allows you to set up to 8 timed events for recording or waking up the receiver.
Use pq to select Timer Setting from the System Setup menu and press OK to enter.
The receiver will display a list with 8 timers, followed by their respective status. Select the timer you wish to set or
change with pq and press OK to proceed.
The timer setup menu will now be displayed.
The following settings are available:
Timer Mode:
Choose between Off the timer is inactive, Once, Daily (the timer will be executed every day,
same time) or Weekly (the timer will be executed every week, same day, same time) and
Monthly (the timer will be executed every month, same day, same time).
Timer Service:
Choose between Channel (the timer will wake up the receiver) or Record (Timer will start
recording the scheduled event).
Wakeup Channel:Use t u to select the channel the timer will wake up with.
Wakeup Date:
Use the 0~9 buttons to enter the date for the timed event.
Wakeup Time:
Use the 0~9 buttons to enter the starting time.
Duration:
Use the 0~9 buttons to enter the duration of the timer.
When all settings have been made, use pq to move the highlight to Save and press OK to confirm. To quit the timer
without saving your settings, move the highlight to Cancel.
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Aspect Mode:
7.3.5 Parental Lock
This menu allows you to protect the installation menu and/or channels with a PIN code. You can also enter a new PIN
code in the Parental Lock menu.
Use pq to select Parental Lock from the System Setup menu and press OK to proceed. You will be asked to enter your
PIN code. (DEFAULT PIN: 1234)
Menu Lock:
Locks the installation menu. You can set Menu Lock to On or Off.
Parental Rating:
Choose between: Off, 4 years and up to 18 years. Channels with a parental rating above the
chosen age will be protected with a PIN code (if available in your local broadcast.)
New Password:
Enter your new PIN code (4 digits) here.
Confirm Password:
Re-enter your PIN code here to confirm.
7.3.6 OSD Setting
This menu allows you to change settings for: OSD Timeout and OSD Transparency.
OSD Timeout:
Sets the duration time of on screen banners and messages remove. The range is 1~10 seconds
or Always On.
OSD Transparency:
To set the OSD transparency from Off ~ 40% with 10% steps.
Load Default OSD Setting:
Press OK to clear all OSD settings and reset to default values.
7.3.7 Auto Standby
Auto Standby is a new feature that helps you reducing power consumption. When set to 30Min/1 Hour/2 Hours or 3
Hours, the receiver will switch to standby if it doesn’t receive any commands during this time. Set Auto Standby to Off to
deactivate the automatic standby function.
7.3.8 Audio Description
Audio Description is a service by the broadcaster in which the content on screen is being described for the visually
impaired. Select AD Service On and Use AD as default also On to activate the service. With AD Volume Offset the level of
the AD text can be adjusted.
NOTE:Availability of Audio Description depends on the broadcast.
7.4 Tools
Press MENU in viewing mode to enter the Main Menu.
Select the Tools submenu with pq and press OK or u to enter.
Use pq to highlight the submenu of choice and press OK proceed.
Press EXIT to leave.
7.4.1 Information
This submenu shows receiver specific information such as hardware version and software version. Please have the
Information screen on hand when you call our hotline. The person who answers your call might ask for the information
given in this screen.
7.4.2 Load Factory Settings
This option allows you to reset the receiver to factory settings, which clear all stored channels.
WARNING:By resetting your receiver to factory default, all your settings and stored channels will be
permanently deleted. Please use this option with care.
Use pq to select Load Factory Settings in the Tools menu and press OK. You are asked to input your PIN code.
Input the correct PIN code using the 0~9 (DEFAULT PIN: 1234). A confirmation window is displayed.
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Select Yes to return to factory settings. Select No to cancel.
Press EXIT to leave.
7.4.3 S/W Upgrade by OTA
This receiver is equipped with an Over The Air software upgrade function. An Over The Air update might not be
available in your region. Please visit our website www.strong.tv or contact your local service hotline for more
information about this option.
7.4.4 Upgrade by USB
This feature allows you to upgrade receiver software via the USB port. When new software is available for your receiver,
it can be downloaded from our website www.strong.tv.
Place the software file (unzipped) in the root directory of your USB storage device (HDD, memory stick etc.) and connect
the device to the USB port of the receiver.
Select Upgrade by USB from the Tools menu and press OK to proceed.
The upgrade menu will now be displayed.
Use pq to select Upgrade Mode and choose option Allcode.
Use pq to select Upgrade File and choose the file containing the latest and correct software.
When all settings have been made, move the highlight to Start and press OK to start the upgrade process.
After a few seconds, the receiver asks: “Are you sure to burn flash?”. Select Yes to finalize the upgrade or No to quit
without upgrading.
NOTE:If, after a software upgrade, the receiver should behave in an unexpected way, please
perform a factory reset as well. See chapter 7.4.2.
WARNING:After an update the receiver restarts automatically. During the upgrade process NEVER
disconnect the receiver from the mains or switch off the power! Doing so might damage
your receiver and will void warranty!
7.5 Media*
The Media menu consists of the following submenus: Media Player, HDD Information, DVR Setting and Remove USB
device safely.
Use pq to highlight the menu of choice and press OK to enter. Press EXIT to quit.
7.5.1 Media Player
This function allows playback of different kind of files from the connected USB storage device. In the Media menu,
select Media Player and press OK to enter this menu.
When entering the media player, the highlight is on the USB storage device. Press q and OK to open the directory
respectively its folders/subfolders.
First select which files you like to play back. Press 1 to switch between Video/Record/Music or Image. Press pq to
select a file or folder and then press OK to open the folder/subfolder (if applicable) or start playback of the file. Press the
EXIT button to exit.
Use the buttons like described below in order to choose functions during the different playback modes (like described
in the help banner below):
Video:
INFO:
Press the INFO button to set repeat mode. The options are repeat folder folder icon/repeat once
1 or no repetition (no icon shown).
1:
During the playback of a movie with external subtitles, press 1 to enter the subtitle menu. In
this menu you can select size and colours of your preference.
2:Press 2 to open the Sort menu. You can sort by Name/Time or Size.
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7:Press 7 to open the Edit menu. This menu allows access of the following functions by entering
the number: rename 4, copy 5, delete 6, create folder 7.
EXIT:
One step back or leave the folder and quit the function.
Record:*
2:Press 2 to enter a new name for the selected recording.
3:
Highlight the recording that you want to lock. After pressing 3 you will be asked to input your
PIN code. DEFAULT PIN: “1234”. After entering your PIN code, the recording is locked. If you
want to unlock the recording again, press 3 again.
4:Press 4 to mark the recording you want to delete. By selecting the same recording and pressing
4 again you can remove the delete marker again. Press EXIT to delete.
EXIT:
One step back or leave the folder and quit the function.
Music:
4:Press 4 to open a previously created play list. With the coloured buttons you can make changes
to the list.
5:Press 5 to add a file to the playlist. A favourite icon will be shown next to the file. (A single file
will be added to the play list) or 6 (all files of this directory/folder will be added to the play list).
6:Press 6 to add all files of this directory/folder to the play list. Press 6 again to delete all files from
the play list.
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Press 7 to open the Edit menu. This menu allows access of the following functions by entering
the number: rename 4, copy 5, delete 6, create folder 7.
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Press 2 to open the sort window. You can sort by Name/Time/Size and Favourite.
INFO:
Press the INFO button to set repeat mode. The option is Repeat Folder/Random Folder/Repeat
One.
EXIT:
One step back or leave the folder and quit the function.
Image:
4:Press 4 to open a previously created play list. With the coloured buttons you can make changes
to the list.
5:Press 5 to add a file to the playlist. A favourite icon will be shown next to the file. (a single file
will be added to the play list) or 6 (all files of this directory/folder will be added to the play list).
6:Press 6 to add all files of this directory/folder to the play list. Press 6 again to delete all files from
the play list.
7:
Press 7 to open the Edit menu. This menu allows access of the following functions: rename 4,
copy 5, delete 6, create folder 7.
2:Press 2 to open the sort window. You can sort by Name/Time/Size and Favourite.
INFO:Press INFO to access slideshow settings. You can change the slide time and slideshow
repetition.
3:Press 3 to show the files in a preview of 3x3 pictures.
EXIT:
One step back or leave the folder and quit the function.
* This user manual describes the full functionality including the recording function and may not be applicable if the software for recording via
USB has not yet been installed.
7.5.2 HDD Information
This option shows relevant information about the connected USB device. In this menu you can also format your USB
storage device and setup the recording type.
Select HDD Information in the Media menu and press OK to enter.
Now you will see all details as Free and the used Recording Sizes and the used file system.
Press the YELLOW button Format to format the connected USB device.
Please, enter your PIN code to access this menu and press OK to start formatting.
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WARNING:Formatting will permanently delete ALL data stored on the connected device. Please make
a backup copy of all data you wish to keep before entering the HDD Format menu. STRONG
cannot be held responsible for loss of data from USB devices used with this receiver.
NOTE:It is possible to use USB storage devices already formatted in NTFS.
Press EXIT to leave this menu.
7.5.3 DVR Setting*
This menu allows you to configure settings for Timeshift, recording and playback.
Select DVR Setting in the Media menu and press OK to enter.
Use pq to move the highlight and t u to change settings.
Timeshift:
Select between Auto, Pause or Off. When Timeshift is set to Auto it will automatically start every
time after tuning to a channel. When Timeshift is set to Pause it will start only after pressing the
YELLOW/[2 button. Select Off to deactivate Timeshift.
Step to:
30 sec to 30 min. Set the time step you like to jump forward to by pressing 4 during playback
of recorded files. This only works when the info banner is displayed on screen. If it is not, press
INFO.
Time Shift to Record:
If set to On the timeshifted part will be included in your recording when you start to record the
current programme.
PS Record:
Select between On or Off. When Off is selected, recordings will also include subtitles and
Teletext (when available). Record to PS mode On allows recordings without these extras and
will need less space on your USB device.
Press EXIT to leave this menu.
* This user manual describes the full functionality including the recording function and may not be applicable if the software for recording via
USB has not yet been installed.
7.5.4 Remove USB device safely
Select Remove USB device safely from the tools menu and press OK. The receiver will display a message indicating that
you can safely remove your storage device from the receiver.
NOTE:After performing this function, the USB device is no longer accessible from your receiver. To
gain access to your storage device again, re-insert it or switch the receiver to standby and on
again.
8.0 TROUBLESHOOTING
There may be various reasons for abnormal operation of the receiver. Check the receiver according to the procedures
shown below. If the receiver does not work properly after checking it, please contact your dealer or the local Service
Hotline. Do NOT try to open or disassemble the receiver. It may cause a dangerous situation and warranty will be void.
Problem
Possible cause
What to do
LED indicator not lit
Mains lead unplugged
Check mains plug
No signal found
Cable input is disconnected
Check cable lead
Check with dealer
No picture or sound on TV or HDMI or SCART is not selected on your
amplifier
TV or amplifier or the unit is set to higher
resolution as the TV supports.
TV/amplifier is not switched on
Switch to correct TV/amplifier input
Select lower resolution on receiver
Switch TV/amplifier on.
Check if S/PDIF connection is used.
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Problem
Possible cause
What to do
Scrambled channel
message
Channel is scrambled
Select alternative channel
No response to remote
control
Receiver off
Remote not aimed correctly
Front panel obstructed
Remote batteries exhausted
Plug in and turn on plug
Aim remote at front panel
Check for obstructions
Replace remote batteries
Forgotten PIN code
Forgotten channel lock code
Default PIN is 1234
Contact local Service Hotline or send
email to our Support via www.strong.tv
Signals are interrupted or
blocking is visible on screen
Cable signals are too weak or have
reflections/interference.
Press the INFO button on remote 3x to
call up signal bars and check your cable
connections and leads. Using (many)
splitters in the signal lead might cause
reflections/interference in the digital
signal and distort reception. When in
doubt, check with your dealer.
The receiver switches off
automatically.
Auto Standby function enabled.
Disable auto standby. See section 7.3.7
for details.
Playback of video (or
Timeshift) is causing picture
freeze/macro blocks or
similar distortion, especially
on HD content.
Read/write speed of your USB device
could be too low.
Make sure to use a USB storage device
with sufficient speed and space. Pen
drives (‘USB sticks’) may not support
sufficient speed.
9.0 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Tuner
Tuner:
Input Impedance:
Minimum Input Level:
Receiving Channel Range:
Modulation:
Symbol rate:
SONY 2872
75 Ohm
≤ 40 dBuv (64 QAM)
≤ 44 dBuv (256 QAM)
46 MHz ~ 862 MHz
64 QAM/256 QAM
3.6 M ~ 6.952 MS/s (64 QAM)
Video Decoder
Video decoder:
Video resolution:
Decoding & Video Out:
Aspect ratio:
MPEG -2 MP@HL, AVC/H.264 HP@L4.1, MPEG-4 ASP supported
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, By Source, By Native TV
PAL
4:3 Letterbox, 4:3 Pan & Scan, 16:9, Auto
Audio Decoder
Audio support:
Audio mode:
AC3+/PCM/Dolby® Digital Plus*
Stereo, Mono * Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
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Multimedia
Video playback:MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoded (mpg), VOB, AVI, MKV, TS, M2T, M2TS, MPEG-4 and
MOV*
Audio playback:
MP3 and OGG*
Picture view:
BMP and JPEG*
* STRONG cannot guarantee the playback of all files although extensions are listed, as it depends on codec used, data bit rate and resolution (all
MPEG codec formats are supported).
System
Transponder:
Main Processor:
Demodulator:
Memory:
FLASH size:
DVB-C (Digital Cable)
Ali M3812
Sony D2837ER
DDR II 64MB
4MB
Connectors
Cable IN - IEC Female
Cable OUT - IEC Male (Loop through)
S/PDIF (coaxial)
HDMI
TV SCART
USB 2.0 port : DC 5 V, 800 mA (max.) supported
General Data
Supply voltage:
Power consumption:
Power consumption in standby:
Operating temperature:
Storage temperature:
Operating humidity range:
Size (WxDxH) in mm:
Weight in kg:
220 - 240 V AC (SMPS), 50/60 Hz
5.14 W (typ.) 12 W (max.)
max. 0.7 W
0 ~ +40 °C
-10 ~ +50 °C
10 ~ 85%, RH, Non-condensing
170 x 113 x 40
0.34
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