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Getting Started With The
®
™
Explorer 8300 and
8300HD DVR
™
Record your favorite programs when you’re busy
Record one program and watch another
Record two live programs while watching a third program you recorded
earlier
Record and store up to 50 hours of standard-definition programs on the
8300 DVR, or up to 20 hours of high-definition programs on the 8300HD DVR
Pause live TV for up to 1 hour without missing a minute
Use instant replay any time you want
Watch two programs at the same time with the Picture-in-Picture feature on
any TV you have
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Welcome!
Recorded List
With the Explorer® 8300™
Digital Video Recorder (DVR),
you can easily record your
favorite programs and then play
them back anytime. The DVR
and Picture-In-Picture (PIP)
features give you complete
control, convenience, and
choice when watching TV. Use
your DVR to control the
following features...
"Design On A Dime"
Save: Until erased
Title
Date
Time
Length
World Soccer
Wed 11/10
4:10am
30min
Extreme Homes
Wed 11/10
8:10pm
50min
Design On A Dime
Mon 11/15
12:00pm
30min
Home Matters
Sun 11/14
12:30pm
30min
Thirteen Days
Mon
8:00pm
1hr 30min
Options/Play
11/8
Scheduled Recordings
Preferences
Control live TV
The telephone is ringing and you do not want to miss any scenes of your
favorite live TV program. DVR lets you PAUSE the live program, or REWIND and
PLAY a portion of it again, or FAST-FORWARD it to catch up to live TV.
Sports fans can enjoy complete control by using INSTANT REPLAY, SLOW
MOTION, and FRAME ADVANCE AND REWIND to watch their favorite play
again.
Record TV programs without a VCR
RECORD and save your favorite TV programs to the DVR to watch later.
When two of your favorite TV programs are scheduled at the same time,
RECORD one program to the built-in recorder while watching the other!
Never miss your favorite programs that are scheduled at the same time. Simply
RECORD both programs at the same time. While recording both
programs, you can play back a third program you have already recorded.
RECORD a single episode or all episodes of your favorite TV programs.
RECORD one of your favorite TV programs and at the same time, access any
advanced application, such as video-on-demand (VOD).
Not sure if you have room to RECORD new programs? You can check your
available recording space any time.
Watch two TV programs at the same time
PIP is built into the Explorer 8300 DVR, so you can watch two live programs at the
same time on any make or model TV that is connected to your DVR.
When something exciting occurs in the PIP program, you can easily swap the
PIP into the Main screen. Once that program is in the Main screen, you can pause,
rewind, or record it.
When the PIP screen position is covering a “must see” moment on the Main
screen, simply MOVE the PIP screen to a different corner of your TV screen.
Let’s Get Started!
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Using Your Remote Control
Use the keys on the AllTouch Remote Control to access the DVR and PIP
features of your DVR.
This guide describes the keys used to access the DVR and PIP features. For
descriptions of the other key functions, refer to the user’s guide for your remote
control model:
• AT8400™ AllTouch Remote Control User’s Guide, part number 749219
• AT8450™ AllTouch Remote Control User’s Guide, part number 4001707
• AT8550™ AllTouch Remote Control User’s Guide, part number 4006383
Important: Your remote control must be set to Cable Mode (CBL) to access the
DVR features.
AllTouch AT8400 Remote Control
Displays a menu of services
or options (if offered by your
cable service provider)
Power on or off
Displays the Program Guide
Performs the selected action
Selects cable mode
Moves through on-screen
choices
Makes on-screen choices
Displays a list of your
recorded programs
Replays the last 8 seconds of
a program (Instant Replay)
Rewinds in 3 speeds
(Must be in Play mode)
Stops recording a program
or stops playback
Pauses the program
you are watching
Swaps PIP screen
with Main screen
Turns PIP feature on or off
Removes all banners and
graphics from TV screen
Dedicated DVR Keys
Returns to live programming
Fast-forwards in 3 speeds
(Must be in Play mode)
Records a program
Resumes playing a paused
program (Press twice for
slow motion)
Sizes the picture for some
high-definition television
(HDTV) models
Selects PIP channels up or down
Moves PIP screen
Dedicated PIP Keys
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Preparing the Explorer 8300HD DVR to Work
With Your High-Definition TV
First make sure that your DVR is properly connected to your HDTV television
and other electronic devices. Use the component (PrPbY) or HDMI™ ports to
connect the DVR to your HDTV.
For more information, refer to the connectivity guide for your DVR model:
• Connecting the Explorer® 8300™ Digital Video Recorder, part number 4003987
• Connecting the Explorer® 8300HD™ Digital Video Recorder, part number 4003986
Note: The composite ports (red, yellow, white) and the component ports (PrPbY)
on the back of the 8300HD are both active simultaneously.
Selecting HDTV Picture Formats With the HDTV Setup Wizard
The following section provides instructions for using the HDTV Setup Wizard to
select HDTV picture formats using the Easy and Advanced Setup modes.
Start the HDTV Setup Wizard
To start the HDTV Setup Wizard, follow these steps.
1. Make sure that the DVR is powered OFF, but still plugged into an active
power outlet, and connected to the HDTV using the proper connectors
(HDMI or Component for an HDTV; Composite, RF, or S-Video for a SDTV).
2. Turn the TV ON.
Press the Guide and Info
keys at the same time
3. With the DVR powered OFF, press Guide
and Info at the same time. The HDTV Setup
Wizard screen appears.
4. Press
A
to start the set up.
5. Choose one of the following options:
• To choose the Easy Setup option press
A ; then, go to the Easy Setup
Instructions on page 5.
Note: Choosing the Easy Setup
mode limits your HDTV picture
formats to 480i and 1080i, depending
on the TV type you select.
• To choose the Advanced Setup option
press B ; then, go to the Advanced
Setup Instructions on page 5.
Note: Choosing the Advanced Setup
mode allows you to save all the HDTV
picture formats, so that you can toggle
between them easily while watching TV.
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Setup Options
Press
for Easy Setup: Used by most TV viewers
Press
for Advanced Setup: Used by advanced TV viewers
Complete setup
Easy Setup Instructions
1. Press A or B to select the type of TV
screen you have. The setup is complete.
2. Press Power to begin watching TV.
Notes:
• If you pressed A for the standard
screen (4:3) TV setting, the TV is set to
receive programming in 480i format on
non-HD channels and 1080i format on
HD channels.
Standard or Widescreen
Press
if your TV has a standard screen (4:3)
Press
if your TV has a widescreen (16:9)
Restart setup
Complete setup
• If you pressed B for the widescreen (16:9) TV setting, the TV is set to only
receive programming in 1080i format (even on non-HD channels).
Tip: After you complete the setup, you can use
picture.
to stretch or zoom the
Advanced Setup Instructions
1. Press A or B to select the type of TV
screen you have.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to select
your picture formats.
3. Press SELECT to toggle between the
Save and Remove options, or press B to
see how the next format looks on your TV
screen.
Standard or Widescreen
Press
if your TV has a standard screen (4:3)
Press
if your TV has a widescreen (16:9)
Restart setup
Complete setup
Note: If you see a black screen do not press SELECT. Press B again to
view the next screen format.
4. After saving the picture formats, press EXIT. The setup is complete.
5. Press POWER to begin watching TV.
to stretch or zoom the
Tip: After you complete the setup, you can use
picture.
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Select Picture Mode for Normal Viewing
After you use the HDTV Setup Wizard to select all the HDTV picture formats
you want to use, you need to choose a General Settings picture mode for
normal viewing. If you do not have your HDTV connected to the HDMI connector
on the back of the 8300HD DVR, then Pass-Through mode is recommended for
normal viewing. Pass-Through mode allows non-HD channels to be displayed
using their native picture formats, which can improve picture quality on non-HD
channels.
To select Pass-Through mode for normal viewing,
follow these steps.
twice. The General
1. Press Settings
Settings menu appears.
2. Press Move Up
or Move Down
highlight Set: Picture Format.
to
3. Press Move Right
format setting.
to highlight the picture
4. Press Move Up
to select Pass-Through.
5. Press Accept A to use this option for the 8300HD. The DVR front panel
displays AUTO, plus the scan rate you are viewing (for example, 1080i).
6. Press Exit
to return to normal viewing.
Note: When the HDMI connector is connected to the HDTV, the General
Settings - Set: Picture Format screen displays the AutoDVI/HDMI option
instead of the Pass-Through option.
Important: Do not connect the HDMI (DVI) output to a HDTV that does not
support High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP). If you connect the HDMI (DVI)
output cable to a HDTV that does not support HDCP, you will not be able to see
any video output. A message will be displayed instructing you to disconnect the
HDMI connection and watch video output through the PrPbY component
connectors.
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Important Note Regarding the HDMI Interface
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an all-digital audio and video
interface. HDMI provides a digital interface between any audio and video source.
HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus digital audio.
Some HDTVs do not contain circuitry to decode Dolby® Digital formatted
content. If you connect your DVR to an HDTV that cannot support Dolby Digital
audio, the HDMI interface instructs the DVR to switch its audio outputs to
2-channel PCM audio (to be compatible with the HDTV). In this case, all digital
audio outputs on the DVR are formatted as 2-channel PCM. As a result, you will
not be able to receive Dolby Digital or DTS audio on your home theater system
when connected to either the optical or coax (RCA Connector) S/PDIF ports.
You can avoid this by overriding the automatic configuration through the General
Settings menu and switching the audio output to Dolby Digital.
Important: If your HDTV cannot decode Dolby Digital formatted content and you
have configured the DVR to output in the Dolby Digital format, you will not be
able to listen to audio through the TV. Instead, you must use your home theater
or your Dolby Digital decoding device in order to hear audio. Alternatively, you
can reconfigure the DVR to output 2-channel PCM any time you want to use the
TV to produce the audio portion of the content by selecting HDMI in the General
Settings - Audio Output screen. Depending upon your equipment capabilities to
select alternate audio sources for input, other configurations may be possible.
Refer to your equipment user’s guides for more information.
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Controlling Live TV
Control a Live Program You Are Watching
Use the following remote control keys to control the live program in the Main screen:
The Pause, Rewind, Fast-Forward, Play,
Instant Replay, and Live keys on the remote
control are used to control the live program in the
Main screen.
For example, when you are watching your favorite
live TV program and the telephone rings, press
Pause to pause the program for up to 1 hour.
From Pause mode, press Pause or Play to
resume the normal play mode.
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While in normal play mode, press Rewind or
Fast-Forward to cycle through three different speeds of rewind or fast-forward.
To reverse or advance one frame at a time, press Pause and then repeatedly
press Rewind or Fast-Forward. For example, to advance three frames, press
Pause and then press Fast-Forward three times.
To see the action in slow motion, press Play from normal play mode. Press
Play again to resume normal play mode.
To replay the last 8 seconds of a live or recorded program, press Instant Replay.
If you have rewound or paused a live program, press Live at anytime to catch up to
the live TV program.
Note: You can use these same dedicated DVR keys to control the reduced screen
(also known as the quarter screen) in the Program Guide and in all DVR
screens.
Pause a Live Program
The paused status bar appears when you press Pause.
Green Area of Bar
Indicates Stored or
Recorded Programming
Triangle Indicates Your
Current Position in Program
Red Area of Bar Indicates
Missed Programming
"Paused" Status Bar
Live Point of Programming
Pause
Design On A Dime
12:00 - 12:30pm
Clear Area of Bar Indicates
Programming Not Aired Yet
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Note: All of the features for controlling live TV (such as Pause, Fast-Forward,
Rewind) are also available when playing back recorded programs.
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Using the Program Guide
Find a Program to Watch
1. Press Guide
. The Program
Guide appears and lists the next 7
days of programs.
) to
2. Press the directional keys (
move through the program listings and
highlight the program you want to
watch.
HDLN
36
Headline News
4:00-5:00pm
Up-to-the-minute coverage of the
latest events.
CHANNEL
4:00pm
36
4:30pm
DSC
34 Great Chefs Great Chefs
CNN
35 Inside Politics Early Prime
HDLN
36 ' Headline News
ESPN
37 Bikes, Blades & Boards
TOON
38 Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Browse By
Date WED 6/18
Wed 6/18
4:02pm
5:00pm
5:3
Travelers
Hollywo
Headline News
NFL's Greatest
Pokemon
Pokemo
3. Press Select
. If the program is
currently on, the Program Guide closes and the program you selected
appears in full-screen TV. If the program is on in the future, a future program
option screen appears.
Search for a Program by Channel, Title, or Theme
1. Press Guide
. The Program Guide appears and lists the next
7 days of programs.
2. Press Browse By A . The Browse By area of the Program Guide displays
the options Title, Channel, and Theme.
3. Press Move Up
options:
or Move Down
to highlight one of the following
• Channel, which lists programs numerically by channel number
• Title, which lists programs alphabetically by program title
• Theme, which lists programs by theme, such as adventure, comedy,
sports, or news
. The Browse By area of the Program Guide displays the
4. Press Select
programs according to the option you selected.
Search for a Program by Date
1. Press Guide
. The Program Guide appears and lists the next
7 days of programs.
2. Press Date
7 dates.
B
. The Browse By area of the Program Guide displays the next
3. Press Move Up
or Move Down
to highlight a date.
4. Press Select
. The Program Guide displays the programs that will be
broadcast on that date.
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Recording TV Programs
Record a TV Program You Are Watching
1. Press Record
.
2. While in the Confirm Recording
screen, choose your recording options
and press A . The Record Indicator is
lit on the front panel of the DVR.
3. To manually stop recording before the
scheduled time, press Stop and
then follow the on-screen choices.
Confirm Recording
"Design On A Dime"
Tue: 11/13
Save: 14 days
START
STOP
RECORD
12:00pm
12:30pm
One episode
All episodes
Accept recording
SAVE TIME
14 days
Cancel changes
Record a TV Program From the Program Guide
1. Press Guide
.
2. Press the arrow keys to highlight a
TV program, and then press Record
WSB
.
3. In the Confirm Recording screen, choose
your recording options and press A .
The recording program is highlighted in
red in the Program Guide.
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Channel 2 Action News
Tue 5:00-6:00pm
(60 min)
CHANNEL
5:00pm
5:30pm
PBY_B 1915 World View News
DVR
1 Recorded Programs List
WSB
2 Channel 2 Action News
WATL
3 Ricki Lake
WGNX
4 Frasier
Frasier
Browse By
Date TUE 1/15
6:00pm
Channel 2 Action News
Steve Harvey Simpso
Judge Judy
Record Multiple Episodes of a TV Program
If you want to record all the episodes of a program you are watching, follow
these steps:
Confirm Recording
1. Press Record .
2. Choose One Episode or All Episodes.
Notice the information in the fourth
column changes, based on your
selection. Press A . If you selected All
Episodes from the third column, the All
Episode Recording Options screen
appears.
3. Choose one of the options on the screen.
4. Press Select
to save your settings.
Note: The “New first-run episodes on this
channel” option is subject to availability
in your area.
"Design On A Dime"
Tue: 11/13
Save: 14 days
START
STOP
RECORD
12:00pm
12:30pm
All episodes
One episode
Accept recording
SAVE TIME
14 days
Cancel changes
All Episode Recording Options
"Design On A Dime"
HGTV (Ch 238)
Thu: 11/13
Options
All episodes on this channel at any time
New first-run episodes on this channel
All episodes on this channel in this time slot
Choose highlighted item
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6:3
Cancel changes
Watching Your Recordings
Access and Play Back Your
Recorded Programs Anytime
1. Press List
.
2. Use the arrow keys to choose the
program you want to play back.
3. Press Select
to display your
options.
Recorded List
"Design On A Dime"
Save: Until erased
Title
Date
Time
Length
World Soccer
Wed 11/10
4:10am
30min
Extreme Homes
Wed 11/10
8:10pm
50min
Design On A Dime
Mon 11/15
12:00pm
30min
Home Matters
Sun 11/14
12:30pm
30min
Thirteen Days
Mon
8:00pm
1hr 30min
Options/Play
11/8
Scheduled Recordings
Preferences
Access and Play Back Your Recorded Programs
From the Program Guide
1. Press Guide
.
2. Use the arrow keys to choose the
DVR channel and press Select
.
Note: The DVR channel is a dedicated
channel that allows you to play back
your recorded programs.
3. Use the arrow keys to choose the
program you want to play back.
4. Press Select
to play back the program.
DVR
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Recorded Programs List
Tue 3:00-9:00pm
Programs you have recorded
for later viewing.
CHANNEL
5:00pm
5:30pm
PBY_A 1914 World Business News
PBY_B 1915 World View News
DVR
1 Recorded Programs List
WSB
2 Channel 2 Action News
WATL
3 Ricki Lake
Browse By
Date TUE 1/15
6:00pm
6:3
Channel 2 Action News
Steve Harvey Simpso
Managing Recording Space
How Much Recording Space Do I
Have?
1. Press List
.
2. Press B to display the Preferences
screen, which displays the percentage
of space used.
Preferences
Recording Space Used:
19%
You currently have 10 recordings.
Options
Sort Recorded List by time recorded
Turn ON Auto Erase
Recording space used
Change Save Time for future recordings
Automatically Erasing Oldest
Recordings If Space Is Needed
Turning Auto Erase on will automatically
erase your oldest recordings one by one
until there is enough space to record your
new programs.
Note: Any recordings that have a Save
Time of “Until I Erase” will not be
automatically erased.
Schedule a new Manual Recording
Scheduled Recordings
Recorded List
Preferences
Auto Erase is OFF.
Press
if you want your oldest
recordings automatically erased to
make space for new ones.
Options
Schedule a new Manual Recording
Sort Recorded List by time recorded
Turn ON Auto Erase
Recording space used
1. Press List
.
2. Press B to display the Preferences
screen.
3. Choose Turn ON Auto Erase.
Change Save Time for future recordings
Scheduled Recordings
Recorded List
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Copy Recordings From Your DVR to a VCR Tape
The Copy to VCR feature lets you copy recordings from your DVR to a VCR tape.
Warning: Avoid electric shock. Unplug all electronic
devices before connecting or disconnecting any
device cables to the DVR.
Verify that the OUT 2
outputs are connected to
your VCR inputs.
CABLE
OUT
OUT 1
OUT 2
Pr
L
Pb
R
A
U
D
I
O
OPTICAL
Y/V
Note: This graphic shows
the 8300HD DVR back
panel layout. The 8300
DVR back panel is slightly
different.
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO OUT
S - VIDEO
OUT
RF IN
L
VIDEO
IN
R
AUDIO
IN
L
VIDEO
OUT
R
AUDIO
OUT
RF OUT
VCR
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The program that you are
copying appears in the PIP
window. Connecting to your VCR using the OUT 2 outputs allows you to watch
or record another program or even change channels in the Main screen, without
affecting the copy in progress.
Notes:
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•
You can turn the PIP feature off and on without affecting the copy in progress.
A “Copying to VCR” banner will be displayed for 3 seconds when you turn the
PIP feature on.
•
You can still record live TV directly to a VCR tape (instead of your DVR) by
connecting the DVR OUT 2 outputs directly to the VCR inputs and not using
the Copy a Recording to a VCR Tape instructions on page 13. Recording
live TV directly to your VCR causes the VCR to record all remote control
activities, including information banners and on-screen displays such as
is pressed.
when Guide
Copy a Recording to a VCR Tape
1. Connect the VCR to the OUT 2 connection on the back of the Explorer DVR.
See page 12 for more information.
2. Make sure that a tape is in your VCR and that the VCR is set to record.
. The Recorded List
3. Press List
screen appears.
Recorded List
"Design On A Dime"
4. Press Move Up
or Move Down
to highlight the recording you want
to copy to the VCR. Make sure to select
a program that is not currently being
recorded.
Save: Until Erased
Recorded Programs
Date
Time
Length
Friends
Wed 11/10
8:30pm
30min
ER
Thur 11/11
9:00pm
1hr 0min
Design On A Dime
Mon 11/15
12:00pm
30min
Divine Design
Tue 11/16
9:00pm
30min
NYPD Blues
Wed 11/17
10:00pm
1hr 0min
Options/Play
Scheduled Recordings
Preferences
5. Press Select
. The Recorded
Program Options screen appears.
Recorded Program Options
6. Press Move Up
to VCR.”
to highlight “Copy
7. Press Select
. The Copy to VCR
screen appears.
"Design On A Dime"
Recorded: Mon 11/15
12:00pm 30min
Save: Until Erased
Options
Erase
Change save time
Copy to VCR
8. Make sure your VCR is properly connected to your DVR outputs, and press
Record on your VCR.
9. Press Start copy A . The recording
begins copying to VCR tape. The
Recorded List displays the VCR symbol
for the recording that is copying to
VCR.
Note: You can watch the copying in
progress through the PIP.
Play "Design On A Dime"
Block "Design On A Dime"
Choose highlighted item
Recorded List
Copy to VCR
"Design On A Dime"
Recorded: Mon 11/15
12:00pm 30min
Save: Until Erased
Connect VCR inputs to cable box outputs "OUT 2 (VCR)."
Place a blank tape in your VCR.
Set your VCR input to record from the cable box.
Press RECORD on your VCR.
Start copy
Cancel copy
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Using Picture-In-Picture
Activate PIP on Your TV
While watching a program, press PIP On/Off
to activate the PIP screen.
Notes:
• To pause or record the video in the PIP
screen, you must first swap it to the
Main screen.
• You can only use the dedicated DVR keys
(Pause, Rewind, Fast-Forward) to control the
program shown in the Main screen.
• To change the channel in the PIP screen,
use PIP CH+ and PIP CH- .
Tip: While the PIP screen is activated, press INFO
banner for both the Main screen and the PIP screen.
PIP
Screen
Main
Screen
to display a channel
Activate PIP From the Program Guide
From the Program Guide, press Exit
or Guide
to close the Program Guide, and then press
PIP On/Off
to activate PIP. You can only
activate PIP from full-screen video.
Swap the Main and PIP Screens
To swap the TV program that is in the PIP screen
to the Main screen, press PIP Swap
.
Note: You will only hear the audio for
the program shown in the Main screen.
Move the PIP Screen
To move the PIP screen clockwise to a different
corner of the Main screen, press PIP Move
.
You can move the PIP screen to any of the four
corners of the Main screen.
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PIP
Screen
Main
Screen
Use Power-Save Mode
To maximize the life of your DVR, you should power-down the DVR when it is
not in use. Simply press CBL and then Power on your remote control, or press
Power on the front panel of the DVR. The Power light turns off; but, because the
DVR is still plugged in, your scheduled recordings still occur.
Between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily, your DVR
will automatically enter Power-Save mode unless
you press a key on the remote control or a key on
the DVR front panel at least once every 2 hours. In
Power-Save mode, the set-top is powered-down,
but all scheduled recordings still occur. When the
DVR enters Power-Save mode, your TV displays a
black screen. Note: Your cable service provider
controls whether or not the automatic Power-Save
mode is activated on your set-top.
Attention
Your DVR will automatically enter power-save mode in 5 minutes.
Press any remote key to continue watching TV.
At 1:10 a.m., the DVR displays the above 5-minute warning banner, indicating
that the DVR is about to enter power-save mode. When this banner appears, do
one of the following:
• To allow the DVR to enter Power-Save mode, do nothing when the warning
banner appears. The DVR will automatically power-down. After your DVR
powers down, you must press CBL and then Power on your remote control,
or press Power on the front panel of your DVR to start watching TV again.
• To prevent the DVR from entering Power-Save mode, simply press any key
on your remote or any key on the front panel of the DVR when the warning
banner appears. The DVR will not attempt to enter power-save mode again
until another 2 hours of inactivity has passed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How far back can I rewind live TV? The length of time you can rewind live TV depends on how
long you have been tuned to a single channel. Each time you change channels, a new copy is
automatically stored to the built-in recorder. This copy saves up to the last 1 hour of programming.
For example, if you have been watching the same channel for 15 minutes, you can rewind that 15
minutes of the program.
Can I record the quarter screen in the Program Guide or the DVR Recorded List? Yes,
you can record the quarter screen on all DVR screens by pressing Record. You can also record
the quarter screen in the Program Guide. Press Exit to display the video in full screen, and then
press Record.
Note: Pressing Record while in the Program Guide will record the highlighted program in the grid.
Can I record or pause the video in the PIP screen? Yes, but you must swap it to the Main
screen first. After pressing Record and confirming the recording, you can swap it back to the PIP
screen and it will continue recording. You can also press PIP On/Off, and the video will continue to
record.
Can I use PIP while copying a program to my VCR? When copying a program to a VCR, the
PIP can be used only to monitor the progress of the copy status. You cannot use PIP to watch
another program while copying a program to a VCR.
If I’ve been tuned to a program since it started, do I have to rewind to the beginning to
record the entire program? No, if you have been tuned to the program since its beginning, just
press Record from any point in the program to record the entire program. Recording will
automatically stop when the program ends.
How will I know the DVR is almost out of recording space? When you try to schedule the
next recording, a warning appears on the Confirm Recording screen. Also, you can see what
percentage of recording space you have used. Press List and then press B for preferences.
What happens if my DVR loses power temporarily? Everything you have recorded is saved,
based on the save time you selected in the Confirm Recording screen. Your scheduled recordings
during the time the DVR lost power are the only recordings you may miss.
Do my Parental Controls in the Program Guide carry over to DVR recordings? Yes. If you
block programs by channel or rating in General Settings menu, those settings are carried over to
DVR recordings. For example, if you decide to block all R-rated programs in the General Settings
menu, the R-rated programs will still be recorded, but you cannot play them back until you enter the
correct PIN.
How do I block or erase individual recordings in my recorded list or change the save
time for the recording? Highlight the recording on the Recorded List screen, and press Select
on the remote control. An Options screen appears for the program you selected.
Why are all my programs displayed in 1080i format? You may have selected the Easy Setup
mode and the Widescreen (16:9) TV setting in the HDTV Setup Wizard. Choosing these two
settings together limits your programming to 1080i format, even on non-HD channels. To see your
non-HD programs in 480i on a widescreen (16:9) HDTV, use the Advanced Setup in the HDTV
Setup Wizard. Make sure that you select 480i as one of your saved formats, and then select PassThrough in General Settings: Picture Format for your default picture format.
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August 2004 Printed in USA.
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