Pace TDC770D - User Guide
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Pace TDC770D
Whistler
BRINGING TECHNOLOGY HOME
www.pace.com
CONTENTS
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This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other
limited pay-per-view uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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This manual describes some on-screen displays such as menus.
These may change in the future, if the set-top’s software is
updated over the cable. However, the way that you use the
menus will remain similar to the way described in this manual.
SAFETY INFORMATION..............................................................................................2
REAR PANEL...............................................................................................................8
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT..............................................................................10
Connecting your TV to the AC power supply......................................................14
Connecting the power cord to your set-top.........................................................14
Connecting equipment to the wall AC outlets.....................................................14
OPERATING YOUR SET-TOP.....................................................................................15
Turning your set-top on and off..........................................................................15
Lightning storms................................................................................................16
Using your remote control..................................................................................16
Displaying a picture on your HDTV screen.........................................................16
Using the front-panel buttons.............................................................................17
Using your set-top’s DVR (digital video recorder) functions...............................18
Using an external hard disk................................................................................19
Using RF Bypass................................................................................................20
Using Zoom to change the picture......................................................................21
SETTING UP SUBTITLES..........................................................................................22
MAKING USER SETTINGS........................................................................................23
About User Settings............................................................................................23
About the TV Aspect Ratio..................................................................................24
About TV Display Capability (resolution settings)...............................................25
Setting Auto Pillarbox.........................................................................................28
Making Closed Caption Settings........................................................................30
Making Front-Panel Settings..............................................................................31
Setting Hard Disk Sleep Mode............................................................................32
Making HDMI Settings.......................................................................................33
Removing the User Settings menus....................................................................33
Restoring the factory default settings..................................................................34
USING THE SETUP MENUS......................................................................................36
SOLVING PROBLEMS...............................................................................................37
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE OF SOFTWARE (“TERMS”)............................41
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SAFETY INFORMATION
This digital set-top has been manufactured and tested with your safety in
mind. However, improper use can result in potential electric shock or fire
hazards. To avoid defeating the safeguards that have been built into your
set-top, please observe the precautions discussed in this document.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this set-top to rain
or moisture.
Warnings on your set-top
To avoid possible damage to the internal hard disk, do not pick up or move
your set-top while it is connected to the wall AC outlet. If you want to move
your set-top, first stop any recording, then turn off your set-top and wait 60
seconds before disconnecting it. You should handle your set-top carefully, as
any damage you cause to the internal hard disk (or any other component) will
invalidate your warranty.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within a triangle,
is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous” voltages within your set-top’s enclosure that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock
to persons.
The exclamation point within a triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important instructions in the literature
accompanying your set-top.
Other warnings
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover of your set-top.
There are no user-serviceable parts inside it.
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Do not perform any servicing unless you are qualified to do so. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing the set-top yourself will
invalidate the warranty.
On the rear panel of your set-top there is a tamper-evident label that states
‘Warranty void if broken or removed’.
Installation
The installation of your set-top should be carried out by a qualified installer
and should conform to local codes.
Note to the installer
This reminder is provided to call the attention of the cable-TV-system
installer to Section 820 of the National Electrical Code (USA), which
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as is practical.
Service address:
Pace Americas Inc.
3701 FAU Boulevard, Suite 200, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 U.S.A.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Before you install or use the apparatus, you must read and
understand these Important Safety Instructions.
At all times when using the apparatus you must follow these
Important Safety Instructions to reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock and injury to persons.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12.Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into the outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
In addition to the Important Safety Instructions, please read the Safety
Information below.
temperature is too high, make sure there is sufficient ventilation (see below)
and that your set-top is not directly on top of or underneath other equipment.
Power sources
The model number, serial number, and electrical rating of this set-top are on
a label on its base.
Ventilation
Slots and openings in the casing of your set-top are provided for ventilation,
to ensure reliable operation of your set-top and to protect it from overheating.
You must operate your set-top only from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your dealer or local power company. If you move your
set-top between locations at different temperatures, allow it to reach room
temperature before you apply power to it.
• Never block the ventilation openings by placing your set-top on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Place it on a hard, flat surface.
Overloading
Do not overload wall AC outlets, extension cords or other power outlets as
this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Lightning
For added protection for your set-top during a lightning storm, or when
it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, disconnect the
cable system from your set-top. See also item 13 in the Important Safety
Instructions.
Ambient temperature
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The operating temperature range of your set-top is 32-104°F. If the ambient
temperature around your set-top falls outside this range, you must correct
this in order for your set-top to work correctly and safely. For example, if the
• Never cover the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers,
table-cloths, or curtains.
• You can place your set-top near other consumer electronics devices, such
as stereo amplifiers or televisions, but you must not place it directly on
top or underneath them.
• Do not place your set-top in a builtin installation such as a bookcase
or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided and you have adhered to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Maintain a minimum
distance of three inches
around your set-top for
sufficient ventilation.
See also item 7 in the Important Safety
Instructions.
3 in.
3 in.
3 in.
SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
Water and moisture
Do not expose your set-top to rain or moisture, dripping or splashing, and
ensure that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, are placed on your
set-top. See also item 5 in the Important Safety Instructions.
Entry of objects and liquids
Never push objects of any kind into your set-top through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in
fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on your set-top.
Transporting
Move the combination of set-top and cart with care. Quick stops, excessive
force and uneven surfaces may cause the combination of set-top and cart to
overturn. See also item 12 in the Important Safety Instructions.
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure that the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or that have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock or other hazards. See also item 14 in the Important Safety
Instructions.
Safety check
Upon completion of any servicing or repairs to your set-top, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to determine that your set-top is in
its proper operating condition. See also item 14 in the Important Safety
Instructions.
SAVE THIS INFORMATION FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Placement and mounting
Do not place your set-top on an unstable or uneven surface. Your set-top
may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult and serious damage to
your set-top. If you mount your set-top, for example to a wall or ceiling,
follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer. See also item 12 in the Important Safety
Instructions.
Risk of fire or scorching
Never place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or adjacent to
your set-top.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
Safety aspects of connections
The POWER OUTLET plug is designed only for connection to the AC
power cord for a TV. The maximum power it can supply is 500 watts.
Full details of the rear panel are on page 8.
Connecting
Do not connect your set-top (or any other equipment such as a TV or VCR)
to the power supply until you have properly connected all the other cables.
Do not connect any equipment that uses more than 500 watts, or any nonTV equipment such as a toaster or hair dryer.
Your set-top operates with a 120 V AC, 60 Hz power supply.
Do not connect your set-top to any supply other than this.
This set-top is equipped with a two-wire power cord, with a polarized plug
at one end. The other end of the cord is fitted with a polarized connector,
which is shaped such that it can be fitted only one way into the power
input connector of your set-top. Connect this end first, before inserting the
polarized plug into the wall AC outlet.
S-VIDEO
CABLE IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
SATA
ETHERNET
Pb
L
AUDIO
OUT
TO TV
Disconnecting
Disconnect your set-top from the power supply before you disconnect any
other equipment from its rear panel.
The only way to disconnect your set-top from the power supply is to remove
the power cord from the wall AC outlet. Therefore, you must install your settop near to the wall AC outlet, which should be easily accessible.
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DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
S-VIDEO
CABLE IN
R
Pr
TV PASS MODULE
If you are in any doubt about the power cord, its plug, or its connection,
consult a qualified electrician.
COMPONENT VIDEO
POWER OUTLET FOR TV ONLY
Y MAX.
120V AC
60Hz 4.2A
VIDEO OUT
Y
TV PASS MODULE
TO TV
+5V DC
500mA max.
OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
The CABLE IN connector is designed for
connection to a cable network only.
You must not connect any other equipment,
such as a VCR, to this input.
IR RECEIVE
L
AUDIO
OUT
R
IR TRANSMIT
ETHERNET
Pb
Pr
POWER INPUT
120V AC
60Hz
DOUBLE INSULATED
+5V DC
500mA max.
POWER INPUT
The model number, serial
number and electrical
rating of this set-top are
on a label on its base.
DIGITAL
AUDIO
SAFETY INFORMATION (cont.)
Regulatory information
CAUTION: Do not attempt to modify your set-top without written
authorization from the manufacturer. Unauthorized modification
could void your authority to operate your set-top.
NOTE
Your set-top has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. Your set-top generates, uses
and can radiate radio-frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If your set-top does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning your
set-top off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between your set-top and the receiver.
• Connect your set-top to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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REAR PANEL
COMPONENT VIDEO
Component video output for analog HDTV
S-VIDEO
S-video output
CABLE IN
From cable
service-provider
SATA
For connection
to an optional
external hard
disk
ETHERNET
For service
use only
VIDEO OUT
Composite
video output
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
Electrical S/PDIF audio output
IR RECEIVE
Infra-red input from
a remote “eye”
POWER OUTLET
For TV only
(500 W max.)
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
POWER OUTLET FOR TV ONLY
120V AC
60Hz 4.2A MAX.
Y
SATA
ETHERNET
S-VIDEO
CABLE IN
L
Pb
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
R
TV PASS MODULE
Pr
IR TRANSMIT
TO TV
+5V DC
500mA max.
TO TV
RF output to the
TV or VCR
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AUDIO OUT
Audio outputs
(stereo, L and R)
TV PASS MODULE
Connector for a TV pass®
module (for installers’ use only)
IR RECEIVE
AUDIO
OUT
OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
HDMI
Video and audio
output for digital HDTV
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
For future use
POWER INPUT
120V AC
60Hz
DOUBLE INSULATED
IR TRANSMIT
Infra-red output to control a
VCR (for future use)
OPTICAL AUDIO OUT
Optical S/PDIF audio output
POWER INPUT
(Make this
connection
last of all)
REAR PANEL (cont.)
CABLE IN
Connect the cable service here.
Connect to the RF/antenna input on your TV or
VCR (optional).
HDMI
(High Definition
Multimedia
Interface)
S-VIDEO
Connect to the S-video input (if present) on your
VCR or TV.
If your HDTV has an HDMI connector, connect
it here for a digital audio/video connection
(instead of using the AUDIO and three analog
COMPONENT VIDEO connectors).
TO TV
IR RECEIVE
Connect to an optional remote “eye”.
VIDEO OUT
Connect to the composite video input on your VCR
(or a standard TV).
IR TRANSMIT
Connect to an optional VCR controller (future use).
SATA
COMPONENT
VIDEO
If your HDTV does not have an HDMI connector,
connect your HDTV here.
Connect to an optional external hard disk
(if enabled by your cable service-provider).
AUDIO OUT
Connect to the L and R audio inputs on your
stereo TV, stereo VCR, or optional stereo amplifier.
USB
(Universal Serial
Bus)
Connect to compatible optional equipment that
supports a USB 2.0 interface (future use).
DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT
Connect to the electrical digital audio input on
optional digital audio equipment, such as an audio
decoder or home theater receiver.
ETHERNET
For service use only.
TV PASS MODULE
Connect a TV pass® module, if required.
POWER OUTLET
(for TV only)
Connect your TV’s power cord here to provide AC
power to your TV.
POWER INPUT
Connect your set-top’s power cord here.
Make this connection last of all.
OPTICAL AUDIO
OUT
TM
Connect to the optical digital audio input on
optional digital audio equipment.
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT
In order for you to view programs broadcast in high-definition, your set-top must be connected
to a suitable HDTV or computer monitor. Your set-top is also compatible with standard-definition
TVs and VCRs.
Your equipment should have been connected up by your installer. However, if you need to
disconnect and reconnect your equipment, read pages 10 through 14.
Do not connect your set-top (or any other
equipment such as a TV or VCR) to the AC power
supply until you have properly connected all the
other cables.
On pages 12 and 13, there are two typical connection setups for an HDTV, VCR, DVD player, and
home theater receiver.
Disconnect your set-top from the AC power supply
before you disconnect any other equipment from its
rear panel.
These setups make efficient use of the connectors on your set-top. However, depending on
your other equipment and the connectors on it, the person who installed your system may have
chosen to connect things differently.
The only way to disconnect your set-top from the
AC power supply is to remove the AC power cord
(or switch the wall AC outlet switch, if present, to
its OFF position). Your set-top must therefore be
installed near the wall AC outlet, which should be
easily accessible.
Both setups allow stereo recording and play-back of video tapes. You hear stereo sound from the
home theater’s loudspeakers.
Although the RF cables (shown by dashed lines in the diagrams) are not absolutely necessary,
we recommend that you connect them as a back-up and to use the RF Bypass feature. If you use
the RF cables, you must tune your TV (and VCR) to your set-top’s VHF output channel (3 or 4:
consult your cable service-provider to find which channel it is for your location).
Consult the manuals supplied with your TV and VCR for information on how to tune.
You can take advantage of the digital audio output from your set-top by connecting a suitable
cable between your home theater receiver and the OPTICAL AUDIO OUT connector (as shown in
the diagrams) or the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT connector.
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WARNINGS
The power outlet is designed only for connection to
the AC power cord for a TV. The maximum power
it can supply is 500 watts. Do not connect any
equipment that uses more than 500 watts, or any
non-TV equipment such as a toaster or hair dryer.
The cable input is designed for connection to a
cable network only. You must not connect any other
equipment, such as a VCR, to this input.
Any cable connected to DIGITAL AUDIO OUT must
be 75 ohm coaxial cable, not regular audio cable.
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup A - Home theater system with HDTV
(HDMI connection)
Setup A (see page 12) uses an HDMI connector to connect to the HDTV. This displays the highest quality picture
on the HDTV and also means there will be no picture degradation on any copy-protected programs (provided the
link remains secure – see right).
Variation
S-video provides a better TV picture than composite video, therefore, if your TV and VCR have S-video connectors,
replace the composite video connection with an S-video connection to your VCR, then connect directly via an S-video
connection from your VCR to your TV (or loop through your home theater receiver if you prefer).
Setup B - Home theater system with HDTV
(Component video / YPbPr connection)
Setup B (see page 13) uses a component video connection to connect to the HDTV. This displays a high definition
picture on your TV.
NOTE
Copy protection via an HDMI
secure link
The HDMI link between your settop and your HDTV should be a
secure link. When your set-top is
attached via an HDMI cable to an
HDCP-compliant (High-bandwidth
Digital Content Protection) HDTV,
the HDTV and set-top negotiate
a secure link, which allows your
set-top to transmit full resolution
video (picture) to your HDTV.
Not all HDTVs support HDCP. If
your set-top is connected to an
HDTV that does not support it, the
following may be displayed:
Your HDTV does not support HDCP.
Please use the YPbPr component
connection to watch TV.
NOTE
How you set up your equipment may depend on your home theater receiver. For example, the optical audio
input may be associated with a particular video input. Consult your home theater user guide for further details.
The HDMI output is then disabled,
so no picture is transmitted from
this connector. In that case, use
the component video connectors
to connect up (see Setup B).
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup A: (HDMI)
VCR
TV / RF
OUT
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
WALL AC
OUTLETS
HDTV
POWER
COAXIAL OPTICAL
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y
ANTENNA/
RF IN
PB/CB
PR/CR
Y IN
VIDEO IN
PB/CB IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
PR/CR IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
NOTE
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This diagram shows a video path from
the set-top to a VCR to allow recording
by the VCR. It shows a video path from
the VCR to the TV to allow playback of
videos. Video signals fed through a VCR
may be affected by copyright protection
systems, which can cause picture
distortion on your TV.
Do not, therefore, use a path through a
VCR to watch your set-top programs.
Use the HDMI path or an alternate direct
video path from your set-top to your TV.
Remember to select the correct input on
your TV.
HOME THEATER RECEIVER
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
POWER OUTLET FOR TV ONLY
120V AC
60Hz 4.2A MAX.
Y
SATA
ETHERNET
S-VIDEO
CABLE IN
L
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
IR RECEIVE
AUDIO
OUT
R
TV PASS MODULE
Pb
Pr
IR TRANSMIT
TO TV
+5V DC
500mA max.
OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
POWER INPUT
120V AC
60Hz
DOUBLE INSULATED
CABLE INPUT
WALL AC OUTLET
HDMI
POWER
CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
Setup B: (Component video)
VCR
TV / RF
OUT
POWER
ANTENNA/
RF IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO OUT
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO OUT
HDTV
DVD
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
WALL AC
OUTLETS
POWER
VIDEO IN
S-VIDEO OUT
ANTENNA/
RF IN
COAXIAL OPTICAL
LEFT
AUDIO IN
Y IN
S-VIDEO
IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
POWER
PB/CB IN
PR/CR IN
NOTE
This diagram shows a video path from
the set-top to a VCR to allow recording
by the VCR. It shows a video path from
the VCR to the TV to allow playback of
videos. Video signals fed through a VCR
may be affected by copyright protection
systems, which can cause picture distortion
on your TV.
Do not, therefore, use a path through a
VCR to watch your set-top programs. Use
the component video path or an alternate
direct video path from your set-top to your
TV. Remember to select the correct input
on your TV.
HOME THEATER RECEIVER
VCR IN
DIGITAL AUDIO IN
LEFT
AUDIO IN
POWER
COAXIAL
AUDIO IN
RIGHT
AUDIO IN
OPTICAL
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
POWER OUTLET FOR TV ONLY
120V AC
60Hz 4.2A MAX.
Y
SATA
ETHERNET
S-VIDEO
CABLE IN
L
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
IR RECEIVE
AUDIO
OUT
R
TV PASS MODULE
Pb
Pr
IR TRANSMIT
TO TV
+5V DC
500mA max.
OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
POWER INPUT
120V AC
60Hz
DOUBLE INSULATED
CABLE INPUT
WALL AC OUTLET
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CONNECTING THE EQUIPMENT (cont.)
WARNINGS
Do not connect your set-top (or any other equipment such as a TV or VCR) to the AC power supply until you
have properly connected all the other cables.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plugs on power cords. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. This plug fits into the AC outlet in only one way; match the wide blade of the plug
to the wide slot of the AC outlet.
Connecting your TV to the AC power supply
If your TV has a rating of up to 500 W, connect the power cord from your TV into the POWER OUTLET connector
on the rear panel of your set-top. This saves a wall AC outlet (although, if your TV has a rating of more than
500 W, you must connect it to a wall AC outlet).
Connecting the power cord to your set-top
Before you connect your set-top to a wall AC outlet, connect the polarized socket on the set-top’s power cord into
the POWER INPUT connector on your set-top’s rear panel.
Connecting equipment to the wall AC outlets
Connect the polarized plugs on the power cords from your set-top, VCR, and any other equipment into wall AC
outlets. If these outlets have switches, switch them ON.
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OPERATING YOUR SET-TOP
Turning your set-top on and off
After you have connected your set-top to the wall AC outlet (and switched this outlet ON, if it has a switch), the
light next to the power button on your set-top’s front panel should be red.
Wait for a few seconds, then press the power button on the front panel of your set-top to turn it on. The light next
to the power button goes green, to show that your set-top is on.
To turn your set-top on,
press the power button.
If the light next to the power button is neither red nor green, there is a problem (see page 37).
To turn your set-top on or off at any time, press the power button on its front panel or the POWER button on
your remote control (first making sure your remote control is set to control your set-top).
Never turn off your set-top by simply disconnecting it from the power supply. If you need to disconnect your settop, first stop any recording. Then turn off your set-top by pressing the power button on its front panel or on your
remote control, so that the light next to the power button goes red. Then wait 60 seconds before disconnecting
your set-top from the wall AC outlet.
The light next to the button
changes from red to green.
Power Saving: To save power and money, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, turn off your
set-top, using the power button, when it is not in use.
TDC770D
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NOTES
IMPORTANT: Unless there is a lightning storm or you will be away from your home for a long time, do not
unplug your set-top from the wall AC outlet (or do not switch it off there, if the outlet has a switch). Your settop cannot be updated with new features, through the cable, if it is disconnected from the AC power supply.
Depending on your set-top’s settings, if you switch your set-top off, any TV that is attached to your set-top’s
POWER OUTLET may also turn off. For more details, see page 36.
HDTV
MESSAGE
BYPASS
Front panel display, showing
the time (see page 36)
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OPERATING YOUR SET-TOP (cont.)
Lightning storms
Disconnect your set-top’s power cord during lightning storms. A lightning storm may affect your set-top, if it is on
during the storm. It may appear that it has stopped working, but you can easily restore its operation as follows:
Unplug your set-top’s power cord from the wall AC outlet. Then plug this power cord in again at the wall AC outlet
(and, if there is a switch by this outlet, switch it to its ON position).
Using your remote control
Your cable TV service-provider determines the digital channels, services, and screen information that you see on
your TV when you use your set-top and its remote control.
Consult the information supplied by your cable service-provider for details on how to make the most of the digital
cable services. Also read the operating instructions that are supplied with your remote control.
Displaying a picture on your HDTV screen
If your set-top is connected to your HDTV’s component video or HDMI™ input and is turned on (the power light
is green), but your HDTV does not initially display a picture from your set-top, your HDTV may not support your
set-top’s current output resolution (for further details on resolutions, see page 25). You therefore need to change
your set-top’s output resolution as follows:
1. First press the POWER button on your remote control (power light goes red), then press the MENU button.
2. Next, press the ZOOM button on your remote control (the button could be labeled ASPECT) until a picture
appears.
Each button-press changes your set-top’s output resolution, which also appears on the TV screen.
After a few seconds, you should see the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
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3. Press the POWER button to remove this menu and return to normal viewing.
Current output resolution from your
set-top (1080i, 720p, 480p, or 480i)
Video Format : 1080i
PACE USER SETTINGS
TV Aspect Ratio
TV Display Capability
Auto Pillarbox
Closed Captions
Front Panel Settings
Hard Disk Sleep Mode
HDMI Settings
Restore Defaults
Select[OK] Exit[POWER]
OPERATING YOUR SET-TOP (cont.)
Using the front-panel buttons
power button
To turn your set-top on/off
power light (next to button)
Lights green when your set-top is on;
red when your set-top is off; not lighted
when your set-top is disconnected from
the power supply
IR RECEIVE light
Lights when your
set-top is receiving
a signal from your
remote control
front-panel display
Appears when your set-top is turned on
Shows the program channel number or the time
Also displays HDTV settings (see page 26)
MESSAGE light
Lights when there is an
unread message and when
you make user settings
L, R, U, and D
To move left/right/
up/down in an onscreen menu/guide
select button
To select items in
menus/guides
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HDTV
guide
To display an on-screen guide
bypass
To turn the RF Bypass feature on/off
menu
To display on-screen menus
info
To display on-screen
information
channel U and D
To change channel up
or down
MESSAGE
BYPASS
BYPASS light
Lights when RF Bypass is on
HDTV light
Lights when your set-top outputs
High Definition TV (HDTV) content
play/record lights
Indicate the play or record state
of each display channel
Lights green to signify playback;
lights red to signify record
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OPERATING YOUR SET-TOP (cont.)
Using your set-top’s DVR (digital video recorder) functions
Your set-top has an internal hard disk that you can use to record and play back television programs, giving you
much more control of your viewing experience. For example, you can pause live television and resume viewing
from the point at which you left off. You can record many more hours than you can by using a VCR or DVD
recorder. There are red lights on your set-top’s front panel to show when recording is taking place.
With your set-top you can:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
pause live TV;
instantly replay live TV;
fast-forward up to the point of live TV;
watch a scene in slow motion;
rewind through a program you have been watching;
record high definition digital pictures (as well as the regular standard definition);
record one program while watching another;
record two programs while watching a previously recorded program;
schedule your set-top to record a program or a whole series;
fully manage your stored recordings;
back up your digital recordings to a VCR or DVD recorder;
retain full control over any parental viewing restrictions you have set up.
You control your set-top’s DVR functions using your remote control; consult the information supplied by your
cable service-provider for more details. Also read the operating instructions that are supplied with your remote
control.
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NOTES
The exact functionality of the
DVR in your set-top depends on
your on-screen program guide.
For more details, consult the
information supplied by your cable
service-provider.
Do not confuse recording to the
hard disk with recording to a
separate VCR or DVD recorder, as
mentioned on page 20.
The DVR functions will not work if
your set-top becomes overheated.
The internal hard disk will be
temporarily disabled. Refer to the
set-top’s ventilation requirements
on page 4.
OPERATING YOUR SET-TOP (cont.)
Using an external hard disk
Your cable service-provider may enable a feature that allows an external hard disk to work with your set-top. If this
is the case, most major brands of serial ATA hard disk, connected to the SATA port, are supported.
You must not connect an external hard disk to the USB port.
If you do use an external hard disk, it gives extra recording capacity, but you cannot choose which disk (internal or
external) your set-top will record onto. It automatically chooses the one with more empty space. The recordings on
the external hard disk are uniquely linked to the set-top on which they were made, so you cannot play them back
or delete them with a different set-top.
Connecting an external hard disk
1. Stop any recording you are making to your set-top’s internal hard disk.
Do you want to format the
external hard drive?
YES
NO
2. Turn off your set-top with the power button and then wait 60 seconds before disconnecting it from the wall
AC socket. (You must not “hot plug” an external hard disk.)
3. Connect the external hard disk, using an appropriate cable, to the SATA connector on your set-top.
4. Apply power to the external hard disk.
5. Reconnect your set-top to the wall AC socket and turn it on with the power button.
Formatting the Hard
drive. Please
wait...
If the external disk needs formatting, your set-top informs you by displaying a pop-up dialog box on your TV
screen (see right).
6. Use the arrow and select buttons to select YES, and the formatting begins.
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OPERATING YOUR SET-TOP (cont.)
Using RF Bypass
You can use the RF Bypass feature to watch the regular (analog) channels that are included in the cable service.
It makes these channels “bypass” your set-top and pass directly to your TV and/or VCR. You may wish to do this
if you want to record a different channel on a VCR or DVD recorder.
To use RF Bypass:
• Your set-top must be installed with the correct connections from the rear panel to your TV or VCR (see the
note, right); and
• The RF Bypass feature must be on (you may need to set it to “On” in the Setup menu; see page 36).
Each time you want to use RF Bypass, you then press the bypass button on your set-top’s front panel. The green
light labeled “BYPASS” lights up on the front panel of your set-top. When you have finished using RF Bypass,
press the bypass button again.
NOTE
If you are not sure whether your
set-top has been set up to allow
RF Bypass, check your installation.
If there is a cable (RF cable) going
from the TO TV connector on your
set-top’s rear panel to your TV (or
to your VCR and TV, as shown by
the dashed line on pages 12 and
13), then RF Bypass is correctly
set up. Your TV and VCR also
need to have been tuned to your
set-top’s VHF output channel (3 or
4, depending on your location).
For you to start using RF Bypass, your set-top must be turned on. However, once set, RF Bypass works even if you
turn your set-top off.
When RF Bypass is on: you can use your TV’s remote control to tune to any of the available regular (analog)
channels and watch that channel on your TV (the path is the RF cable). You can, at the same time, use your settop’s composite video and L and R audio outputs to record on your VCR the channel that your set-top is tuned to.
(This channel number is shown on your set-top’s front panel.*) This means that, when the Bypass is on, you can
watch a regular (analog) channel on your TV and, at the same time, record a different channel on your VCR.
(If you are recording on the hard disk, you can record two different programs on it, while watching an analog
channel on the bypass.)
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When RF Bypass is off: you see on your TV the channel that your set-top is tuned to. This is the same
channel that your VCR receives. Therefore, when RF Bypass is off, you can record on your VCR only the program
that you are watching on your TV (but you can still record a different one on the hard disk).
NOTE
* If the “Front LED Display” (see
page 36) is set to “Current Time”,
you will not see the channel
number. To see the number of the
channel your set-top is tuned to,
you must set “Front LED Display”
to “Current Channel”.
OPERATING YOUR SET-TOP (cont.)
Using Zoom to change the picture
Making the appropriate TV Aspect Ratio and TV Display Capability settings (see pages 23 through 29) should
ensure that the picture on your TV screen is not distorted (stretched or squashed) and that it fills as much of the
screen as possible.
However, even if you have selected the correct settings, there may be times when a program appears with black
borders either at the top and bottom or at the sides of the picture (or sometimes even all the way round the
picture). This happens because the aspect ratio (shape) of the transmitted program does not match the aspect
ratio of your HDTV, or because the transmitted programme includes black borders as part of the transmission (see
right).
Your remote control should have a “zoom function” button (could be labeled ZOOM or ASPECT), which you can
use to change the TV picture until it appears as you want it to.
A 4:3 transmission, with a
16:9 picture. Dark bars are
added at the top and bottom
of the transmission.
1. Press the “zoom function” button once to change the display.
2. Press it again to change the display again. Continue to press it in this way until the picture appears as you
want it to.
Note: The effect that this button has on transmissions depends on the transmission itself. On some transmissions
it may have no effect at all.
A 16:9 transmission, with
a 4:3 picture in it. Dark bars
are added at the sides of the
transmission.
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SETTING UP SUBTITLES
About Subtitles
power button.
Subtitles in various languages may be transmitted with TV programs. You can set up your set-top to display
subtitles, when they are available. You can also set your preferred language for these subtitles. There is a choice of
several languages, including English.
info button
front-panel display
If you set subtitles to be “on”, they will be displayed in the preferred language only when subtitles in that language
are transmitted with a program. For example, if you set subtitles to be “on” and in Spanish, but only French
subtitles are transmitted with a particular program, you will see French subtitles for that program, not Spanish.
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You can also turn on closed captions (see page 30) to give subtitles, but any subtitles you set up using this PACE
SUBTITLE SETTINGS menu will take priority.
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HDTV
MESSAGE
BYPASS
Selecting subtitles and the preferred language
1. Make sure that your set-top is turned on (the power light is green).
2. Press the power button on your set-top (the power light goes red), then press the info button.
PACE SUBTITLE SETTINGS
Subtitles
: Off
Subtitle Language : English
“oFF” (indicating that subtitles are currently set to be off) or “on” (indicating that subtitles are currently set to
be on) appears on the front-panel display and the PACE SUBTITLE SETTINGS menu appears on the TV screen
(see right).
Select[OK] Exit[POWER]
3. Press U or D to highlight “Subtitles”, then press select to turn them on or off.
4. Press U or D to highlight “Subtitle Language”, then use the select button to choose the language you want
(the language changes each time you press select).
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A three-letter abbreviation for the language appears on the front-panel display while you do this.
5. When you have finished making changes, press the power button to remove the PACE SUBTITLE SETTINGS
menu and return to normal viewing.
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MESSAGE
BYPASS
MAKING USER SETTINGS
About User Settings
power button.
Your installer should have made the correct settings so that your set-top is compatible with your HDTV or TV.
However, you may wish to change some settings, for example if you purchase a new HDTV. You can make the
following settings and you can also reset them to the factory defaults.
• TV Aspect Ratio (the screen’s width-to-height ratio, or shape)
• TV Display Capability (screen resolution)
• Auto Pillarbox
• Closed Captions
• Front Panel Settings
• Hard Disk Sleep Mode (for energy saving)
• HDMI Settings
You use the buttons on the front panel of your set-top to make the settings and you can see them on the frontpanel display. You can also look at on-screen menus, but note that, until your set-top has been set up to match the
display capability of your TV (see page 16), these menus may not be visible.
menu button
front-panel display
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Putting your set-top into User Settings mode
1. Make sure that your set-top is turned on (the power light is green).
2. Press the power button on your set-top (the power light goes red), then press the menu button.
“ASPt” (or another of the 8 “words” shown right) should then appear on the front-panel display. If it does not
appear, press the menu button again. You should see the PACE USER SETTINGS menu on your TV screen.
3. When you have finished making changes (see pages 24 to 33), press the power button to remove the PACE
USER SETTINGS menu and return to normal viewing.
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HDTV
MESSAGE
BYPASS
PACE USER SETTINGS
TV Aspect Ratio
TV Display Capability
Auto Pillarbox
Closed Captions
Front Panel Settings
Hard Disk Sleep Mode
HDMI Settings
Restore Defaults
Select[OK] Exit[POWER]
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
About the TV Aspect Ratio
The TV that you have connected to your set-top has an aspect ratio (width-to-height ratio) of 4:3 (basic/standard)
or 16:9 (widescreen). You must set the appropriate TV Aspect Ratio (4:3 or 16:9) on your set-top, so that it is
compatible with your TV.
Setting the TV Aspect Ratio
If you have not done so already, put your set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 23.
Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “ASPt”.
The flow diagram (right) shows how you use the arrow and select buttons on your set-top’s front panel to
change the display and make the settings. See also the instructions below.
1. To change the TV Aspect Ratio, press the R button.
The current TV Aspect Ratio setting (“4:3” or “16:9”) appears on the front panel. Whenever the current setting
is displayed, the MESSAGE light will be lighted. You may also see the menu, shown below, on your TV
screen. In the menu, the current setting has > in front of it.
TV Aspect Ratio
4:3
>16:9
2. Press the U or D button until the TV Aspect Ratio you want appears on the front panel.
3. Press the select button to confirm your choice and change to that TV Aspect Ratio.
4. Press the L button. The front panel will display “ASPt” again.
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4:3 standard TV,
EDTV or HDTV
16:9 HDTV
MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
About TV Display Capability (resolution settings)
• Your set-top can transmit pictures to your TV in a range of resolutions (also called “Display Capabilities” see below for the settings available). Generally, higher screen resolutions give better quality pictures. However,
the quality always depends on how the program was originally transmitted.
• Different TVs display different screen resolutions. For example, standard TVs display “480i”, EDTVs
(Enhanced Definition TVs) display “480p”, and most HDTVs display “1080i” or “720p”. Many HDTVs will
display at more than one resolution. For more information, see the information supplied with your HDTV.
See also the note, right.
You may need to make appropriate TV Display Capability settings on your set-top, so that it is compatible with
your TV. See the next page for full instructions.
In order to display the best picture every time, you must select every resolution that your TV is capable of
displaying. This ensures that programs are displayed with minimum distortion.
There is a green HDTV light on your set-top’s front panel that lights when your set-top is handling a highdefinition signal (a live program or one you are playing back).
TV Display Capability settings
• 480i is standard definition NTSC and is transmitted
in a 4:3 aspect ratio (see right).
• 480p is enhanced digital TV and can be transmitted
in either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.
• 720p and 1080i are HDTV and are transmitted in a
16:9 aspect ratio (see right).
480i transmission:
The aspect ratio is 4:3
1080i transmission:
The aspect ratio is 16:9
NOTE
When your HDTV and set-top are
connected by an HDMI connector,
your set-top gets information
from your HDTV about the HDTV’s
display capability. Your set-top uses
this information to adjust its TV
Display Capability settings.
Your set-top also records your
HDTV’s ID (identification), so that
only one HDTV is supported at any
one time. When your HDTV has
updated your set-top’s TV Display
Capability settings, you may change
them if you wish. The changes will
then be stored with the ID.
You can restore your set-top’s TV
Display Capability settings to their
factory values, as described on page
34. You can also restore your set-top
to the settings that your HDTV has
passed to your set-top. To do this you
must first restore the factory settings
while the HDMI cable is disconnected
from your set-top, then reconnect the
HDTV via the HDMI cable.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Changing the TV Display Capability
If you have not already done so, put your set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 23.
Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “reS” (short for resolution). On the PACE USER SETTINGS
menu, TV Display Capability is highlighted when “reS” is on the front panel.
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The flow diagram on page 27 shows how you use the arrow and select buttons on your set-top’s front panel to
change the display and make the settings. See also the instructions below. The available resolutions are: 1080i,
720p, 480p, and 480i. (See pages 25 and 27 for more information about these.)
1. To change the TV Display Capability, press the R button when you see “reS” on the front panel.
The front panel shows the TV display capability that was last selected, so it could show 480i, 480P, 720P, or
1080i (this final setting is displayed as 1080). The TV Display Capability menu, shown right, appears on your
TV screen.
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2. Press the U or D button to highlight each resolution in turn on the menu and, for each one, press the select
button if you wish to change the setting (the setting changes between “YES” and “NO” each time you press
select).
If, at any stage in this process, the menu disappears from the screen, immediately press the
select button to restore the menu.
3 When you are satisfied that all the TV resolutions are correct, press the L button. The front panel shows “reS”
again and the PACE USER SETTINGS menu reappears.
To continue making the settings, see page 28.
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MESSAGE
BYPASS
If the highlighted resolution is currently
set, the MESSAGE light is lighted and
YES is on the menu
TV Display Capability
1080i : YES
720p : NO
480p : YES
480i
: YES
MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
This diagram shows an example only. Please
make sure that, for each resolution, you
select the correct setting (YES or NO) that
applies to your TV.
TV Display Capability
1080i : NO
720p : NO
480p : YES
480i
: YES
The on-screen
menu shows the
selected setting.
TV Display Capability
1080i : YES
720p : NO
480p : YES
480i
: YES
Further information about the TV Display Capability
The TV Display Capability settings relate to equipment that is connected to the HDMI and COMPONENT VIDEO
connectors because the settings control the output at those connectors. If equipment is connected via an HDMI
cable, that equipment may also pass information back to your set-top, which may affect what settings are
available.
Generally, the TV Display Capability settings do not affect equipment connected to the VIDEO OUT connector,
because the output at this connector is always standard definition 480i.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Setting Auto Pillarbox
If your TV is a 16:9 TV that does not automatically detect 4:3 transmissions (and therefore does not add black bars
to the sides of the picture), then 4:3 transmissions may display “stretched” to fit the 16:9 screen. If you do not
want this effect, you can set your set-top to add black bars to the 4:3 picture, so that it is transmitted to your TV at
a 16:9 aspect ratio. See the example below.
4:3 transmission
16:9 TV with no automatic
detection of 4:3,
Auto-pillarbox switched off
16:9 TV with no automatic
detection of 4:3,
Auto-pillarbox switched on
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Changing the Auto Pillarbox setting
If you have not done so already, put your set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 23.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “PiLL”.
On the PACE USER SETTINGS menu, Auto Pillarbox is highlighted when “PiLL” is on the front panel.
2. Press the R button.
The Auto Pillarbox menu appears on your TV screen. The current Auto Pillarbox setting (“YeS” = switched on,
or “no” = switched off) is displayed on the front panel.
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MESSAGE
BYPASS
Auto Pillarbox
YES
>NO
> shows current setting, as does a
lighted MESSAGE light
MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
3. If you want to change the setting, press U or D. Press the select button to confirm the choice and change to
the new setting.
4. Press the L button. The front panel shows “PiLL” again and the PACE USER SETTINGS menu reappears.
To continue making the settings, see the next section.
NOTE
16:9 picture in a 4:3 transmission
Sometimes, 4:3 transmissions may contain a 16:9 picture, with black borders at the top and bottom. On a
16:9 TV, this may display with black borders all the way around the picture. To remove these borders, you can
use the “Zoom function” button on your remote control (could be labeled ZOOM or ASPECT).
See the example below. For more information about using “Zoom”, see page 21.
4:3 transmission
16:9 TV with no automatic
detection of 4:3,
Auto-pillarbox switched off
16:9 TV with no automatic Use 'Zoom' to increase the picture size.
(Note: the picture may lose some
detection of 4:3,
definition due to the expansion.)
Auto-pillarbox switched on
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Making Closed Caption Settings
Closed captioning is a means of displaying alerts and subtitles on your TV screen, superimposed on whatever you
are watching. You can turn closed captions on or off, as required, and you can also change the closed captions’
appearance.
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Turning closed captions on or off
If you have not done so already, put your set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 23.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “CC”.
On the PACE USER SETTINGS menu, Closed Captions is highlighted when “CC” is on the front panel.
2. Press the R button. The Closed Captions menu appears on your TV screen, see right.
The current Closed Captions (CC) setting, either “ON” or “OFF” is highlighted on the menu.
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Closed Captions
CC : OFF
Configure Captions
3. If you want to change the setting, press the select button - the setting changes.
4. Press the L button. The front panel shows “CC” again and the PACE USER SETTINGS menu reappears.
To continue making the settings, see the next section.
Changing the closed captions’ appearance
If you want to change the closed captions’ appearance, you can see the effect of your settings by looking at the
example below the menu.
1. On the Closed Captions menu (see above), press the D button to highlight “Configure Captions”, then press
select. The Configure Captions menu appears (see right).
2. Use the U and D arrows to highlight each option in turn. Use the select button to choose the setting you
want (the setting changes each time you press select).
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Configure Captions
Size
Font
Character Color
Character Shading
Background Color
Background Shading
Std Def CC
Hi Def CC
Reset to Defaults
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Small
Style 1
White
Auto
Black
Auto
Auto
Service 1
Closed Caption Example
MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
3 If you wish to reset all the Closed Caption settings to their default values (mainly Auto), press the D button to
highlight “Reset to Defaults” on the menu, then press select.
4. When you have made all the changes you want, press L twice to re-display the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
Making Front-Panel Settings
You can use the Front Panel Settings menu to set the brightness level of the front-panel lights (but not the power
light) when your set-top is being used (“Viewing” level) and when it is switched off (“Standby” level).
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If you have not done so already, put your set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 23.
1. Press the U or D button until the front panel shows “FP”.
On the PACE USER SETTINGS menu, Front Panel Settings is highlighted when “FP” is on the front panel.
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2. Press the R button. The Front Panel Settings menu, shown right, appears on your TV screen.
3. Press the U or D button to highlight “Standby Brightness” and “Viewing Brightness” in turn, as required.
4. For each level, use the select button to choose the setting you want: “Low”, “Std” (Standard), or “High” (the
setting changes each time you press select). Look at the dimming and brightening of the front-panel lights
while you are making the settings, to see the effect of your selections.
Front Panel Settings
Standby Brightness : Std
Viewing Brightness : High
6. When you have made all the changes you want, press L to re-display the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Setting Hard Disk Sleep Mode
If your set-top is in Hard Disk (Hdd) Sleep Mode, the internal hard disk (and any attached external hard disk) will
receive no power when you switch off your set-top (that is, when the front-panel power light is red and the settop is in standby). This is an energy-saving feature.
If you have set up your set-top to make recordings, the set-top and hard disk switches on to allow those
recordings to be made, even if this “Standby Sleep Mode” feature is on (set to “YES”). However, it takes a little
more time to do so, compared with having Standby Sleep Mode off (set to “NO”).
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MESSAGE
BYPASS
1. If you have not done so already, put your set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 23.
Then press the U or D button until the front panel shows “Hdd”, as shown right.
2. Press the R button.
The current Standby Sleep Mode setting (“YeS” = switched on, or “no” = switched off) is displayed on the
front panel and the Standby Sleep Mode menu appears (see right).
3. If you want to change the setting, press U or D. Press the select button to confirm the choice and change to
the new setting.
4. Press the L button. The front panel shows “Hdd” again.
5. When you have made all the changes you want, press L to re-display the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
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Standby Sleep Mode
>YES
NO
> shows current setting, as does a
lighted MESSAGE light
MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Making HDMI Settings
You can use the HDMI Settings menu to choose an Audio Output Mode, and to enable or disable automatic
detection of a newly connected HDTV (if it is connected by an HDMI cable).
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1. If you have not done so already, put your set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 23.
Then press the U or D button until the front panel shows “hdni”, as shown right.
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2. Press the R button.
The HDMI Settings menu appears (see right).
3. Press the U or D button to highlight “Audio Output Mode” or “Disable Auto Detect” as required.
4. Use the select button to choose the setting you want (the setting changes each time you press select).
Audio Output Mode has three possible settings:
“Auto” (provides the audio format best suited to the connected equipment)
“L-PCM” (provides PCM audio only)
“Pass Through” (does not change the audio format)
HDMI Settings
Audio Output Mode : Auto
Disable Auto Detect : NO
Disable Auto Detect is either “YES” or “NO”.
5. When you have made all the changes you want, press L to re-display the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
Removing the User Settings menus
When you have finished making all the user settings you wish to make, press the power button to remove the
PACE USER SETTINGS menu and return to normal viewing.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
Restoring the factory default settings
If you wish, you can restore the user settings and subtitle settings to their factory defaults. All the changes you have
made will be lost and the settings will revert to those that were programmed in the factory. The factory settings are:
USER/SUBTITLE SETTINGS menu item
Options
Factory default setting
TV Aspect Ratio
–
16:9
TV Display Capability
1080i
720p
480p
480i
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Auto Pillarbox
–
No
Closed Captions
–
Off
Configure Captions
Various
All Auto except Hi Def CC, which is
Service 1
Front Panel Settings
Standby Level
Viewing TV Level
Std
High
Hard Disk Sleep Mode (Standby Sleep Mode) –
Yes
HDMI Settings
Audio Output Mode
Disable Auto Detect
Auto
No
Subtitles
–
Off
Subtitle Language
–
English
To restore the factory default settings, follow the instructions on page 35.
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MAKING USER SETTINGS (cont.)
If you have not done so already, put your set-top into User Settings mode, as described on page 23.
The flow diagram on the right shows how you use the arrow, select, and power buttons on your set-top’s front
panel to change the display and make the settings. See also the instructions below.
1. Press the D button until the front panel shows “reSt” (short for “restore factory settings”), as shown right,
and Restore Defaults is highlighted on the PACE USER SETTINGS menu.
2. Press the R button.
“YeS” appears on your set-top’s front panel and the message: “Restore Default. Press OK to confirm” appears
on your TV screen. (If, at this stage, you no longer wish to restore the factory settings, press the L button.)
3. To confirm and restore the factory settings, press the select button.
The factory settings are restored, and the PACE USER SETTINGS menu reappears.
4. If you want to continue changing the settings, see the sections from page 23 onwards. If you have finished
changing the settings, press the power button. Your set-top then switches on with the restored settings.
NOTES
If your set-top and HDTV are connected via a standard HDMI cable, your HDTV may pass information about
the required settings back to your set-top (see page 25). If you wish to restore your set-top’s settings to
those created by your HDTV, you must disconnect the HDMI cable from your set-top before you restore the
factory default settings. When you reconnect your HDTV to your set-top via the HDMI cable, your HDTV will
pass back the information again.
Always turn off your set-top, wait 60 seconds, then disconnect your set-top from the wall AC outlet before
you connect or disconnect any other equipment to or from its rear panel.
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USING THE SETUP MENUS
In addition to the user settings described on pages 23 through 35, setup menus may be available in your on-screen guide. These should be described in the
information provided by your service-provider. There may also be on-screen information to explain these menus.
However, certain settings may affect how your set-top and TV work. See the table below for information about typical menu items and settings (they depend
on which on-screen guide is running on your set-top, so may vary from those given below).
Item
Options
Settings
Notes
Current Time,
Current Channel
If setting is “Current Time”, the time is displayed on the front panel when your set-top is
switched on. If setting is “Current Channel”, the program channel number is displayed.
AC Outlet
Switched,
Unswitched
If setting is “Switched”, the AC outlet on your set-top’s rear panel is on when your set-top is
on, and off when your set-top is off, so any TV that is receiving its power from this AC outlet
will therefore switch off when your set-top is turned off. If setting is “Unswitched”, the AC
outlet is always on, so any TV that is receiving its power from this AC outlet will continue to
receive power whether your set-top is on (power light green) or off (power light red).
RF Bypass
Off, On
This must be “On” before you can use RF Bypass.
For information about RF Bypass, see page 20.
Cable Box Setup Front LED
Display
Configuration
Audio
Default Audio
Track
Allows you to view the configuration of your set-top.
Channel Default,
English, various
other languages
Optimal
Stereo
Audio
Output
Screen position
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Sets the language track that your set-top first attempts to use when tuning to a channel.
“Channel Default” means your set-top uses the default audio track for the program.
Selecting a language means it uses the corresponding language track, if it is available.
Selecting this option enables your set-top to regulate the volume to minimize sudden
changes in volume, for example during a commercial break.
TV Speakers,
Stereo, Advanced
If you select “Advanced”, further settings are displayed, allowing you to set the Compression
(to None, Light, or Heavy) and the Stereo Output (to Mono, Stereo, or Matrix Stereo).
This allows you to adjust how the picture displays on your TV screen.
Other items and options may be available on these screens. The menus may be subject to change in the future, as your set-top advances with new technology.
SOLVING PROBLEMS
If the installed system does not seem to be working properly, first make sure that all the cables are securely
connected, then carry out the following checks, in the order shown.
Check
Suggested solution
Further checks, if there is still a problem
Is anything lighted on your
set-top’s front panel?
Power may not be reaching your set-top.
Make sure that the power cord is properly
plugged in. If there is a switch by the wall AC
power outlet, switch it ON.
Check that the wall AC power outlet is working (for example,
by plugging in a lamp).
Your set-top may not be turned on.
Check that nothing is blocking the path from your remote
control to the front panel.
YES
NO
R
D
Does your remote control
operate your set-top?
YES
D
NO
R
Check if the power light on the front panel is
green. If it is not, press the power button on
the front panel to turn on your set-top.
Check that your remote control is currently set to operate
your set-top. (Consult the instructions supplied with your
remote control.)
If your remote control will still not operate your set-top,
replace the batteries in your remote control.
See the next page
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SOLVING PROBLEMS (cont.)
Check
Suggested solution
Further checks, if there is still a problem
Can you see a picture on
your TV screen?
Your TV and other equipment may not be
turned on. Check that they are plugged into AC
power outlets and turned on.
Check that you have selected the appropriate AV input
on your TV: HDMI, component video (YPbPr), S-video,
or composite video (depending on how your system is
connected up).
YES
NO
R
D
Note: If you have connected your TV to the
POWER OUTLET (AC outlet) on your set-top,
when you turn off your set-top, your TV may
turn off automatically, if the “AC Outlet” is set
to “Switched” (see page 36). You may wish to
keep this feature, or you may wish to set “AC
Outlet” to “Unswitched”.
See the next page
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If you are using a component video (YPbPr) connection,
make sure the set-top’s TV Display Capability settings are
appropriate for your TV (see pages 25 through 27).
If you are using the HDMI connection, make sure the
connection goes directly from your set-top to your TV. If
your set-top detects that the link is not secure, your set-top
will not transmit a picture (see page 11). If you expect the
link to be secure, try disconnecting and reconnecting the
HDMI cable.
SOLVING PROBLEMS (cont.)
Check
Suggested solution
Further checks, if there is still a problem
Is the picture distorted or
too small?
Check that the TV Aspect Ratio and TV
Display Capability, as set on your set-top, are
appropriate for your TV (see pages 24 through
27). Change them if necessary.
If your TV is a 16:9 TV, you can use Auto Pillarbox to add
black borders to 4:3 transmissions, so that the picture is
not stretched (see page 28).
If your TV is connected to the VIDEO OUT or
S-VIDEO connectors, then you will see menus
and guides only if the screen resolution 480i
is set to “YES” and 480p, 720p and 1080i are
set to “NO”.
Change the TV Display Capability resolution settings if
necessary (see page 26).
Check that the audio cables are securely and
correctly connected.
Check that you have not muted the sound on your set-top
and/or TV. Adjust the volume control on your set-top and/or
TV. If you are using a home theater receiver, check it is set
up correctly.
First check that the program is likely to have
stereo sound (an old movie, for example, may
not be in stereo).
If your TV is mono, you will hear stereo sound only if you
have a stereo audio amplifier and speakers or home theater
connected to your stereo VCR or set-top.
NO
YES
R
D
Can you display menus
and guides on the screen?
YES
NO
R
D
Is there any sound?
YES
NO
R
D
Can you hear stereo
sound?
YES
D
See the next page
NO
R
If the TV Aspect Ratio and TV Display Capability settings are
correct, try using Zoom to improve the picture (see page
21) or consult the instructions that came with your TV and
try adjusting your TV’s display.
Check the on-screen Setup Menu, Audio
settings (see page 36). The Stereo Output may
be set to “Mono”. Change it to “Stereo”.
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SOLVING PROBLEMS (cont.)
Check
Suggested solution
Further checks, if appropriate
Can you see and hear a
DVD that you are trying
to play?
Check that all the audio and video cables are
securely and correctly connected, including
any to a home theater receiver that you may be
using to enhance the sound.
—
Some programmes may include “copy
protection” which means, if your set-top is
connected to your HDTV via the component
video connectors, the picture is downgraded
to standard TV quality. To prevent this from
happening, use an HDMI connection instead.
—
The Bypass feature may be turned on (check if
the BYPASS light on your set-top’s front panel
is lighted). If Bypass is on, press the bypass
button on your set-top’s front panel to turn it
off.
—
The internal hard disk may be temporarily
disabled because the set-top has overheated.
Make sure the set-top is not overheating (refer
to the set-top’s ventilation requirements on
page 4).
—
NO
R
YES
D
Is the picture low quality,
or “fuzzy”, when you
are expecting to see an
HDTV-quality picture?
YES
R
NO
D
Can you see only regular
(analog) channels but not
any digital channels?
YES
R
NO
D
Are the DVR functions
working?
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R
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