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Motorola DCH6416 User Manual

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O PE RA T ION M A NUAL
DCH6416
User Guide
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Summary of Contents

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    O PE RA T ION M A NUAL DCH6416 User Guide...

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS The DCH6416 requires careful handling to avoid potential damage to its internal hard disk drive or the loss of recorded data. Be sure to follow these requirements during transportation and installation.

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    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT BY RECYCLING When you see this symbol on a Motorola product, do not dispose of the product with residential or commercial waste.

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    Software. The Software is never sold. Motorola licenses the Software to the original customer and to any subsequent licensee for personal use only on the terms of this License. Motorola and its third party licensors retain the ownership of the Software. You may: USE the Software only in connection with the operation of the Product.

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    Motorola, Inc., Connected Home Solutions, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044. © 2007 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative work (such as translation, transformation, or adaptation) without written permission from Motorola, Inc.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 1 Introduction ...1 Front Panel ...2 Rear Panel ...3 2 Operation ...5 Turning Power On and Off...5 Changing Channels ...5 Adjusting the Volume...5 Interactive Program Guide ...5 Front Panel Format Button...5 Operation...6 Video Format Indicators (Front Panel Display)...6 M-Card™ ...6 3 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)...7 What is a DVR? ...7 4 Connections...9...

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    CONTENTS Connecting Your DCH6416 to an A/V Receiver, Stereo TV (SDTV), and Stereo VCR... 27 Connecting an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR... 28 8 Recording Your Connections... 29 Data Devices ... 30 Data Features... 30 9 Troubleshooting... 31 viii...

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    DVR functionality, which includes the capability of recording two High- Definition (HD) programs, or watching one while recording another. This User Guide introduces you to the DCH6416’s basic features, outlines important safeguards, and provides several options for integrating this component into your current entertainment system.

  • Page 12: Front Panel

    1 INTRODUCTION Front Panel USB 2.0 High-Speed connector Cursor — menu navigation Select — selects menu options Power — turns the receiver on and off (standby) Menu — displays the menu Guide — displays the program guide Info — displays current channel and program information Format * —...

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    1 INTRODUCTION Rear Panel Cable In — Connects to cable signal from your service provider RF Out — Ch 3/4 modulated audio/video (SDTV) to DVD players or VCRs M-Card — Inserted M-Card Serial — Service only S-Video — Connects to S-Video (SDTV) input of TV or VCR Digital Audio (S/PDIF) —...

  • Page 15: Operation, Turning Power On And Off, Changing Channels, Adjusting The Volume, Interactive Program Guide

    Guide’s instruction manual for detailed instructions. Front Panel Format Button The Format button located on the front panel of the DCH6416 allows you to quickly change the video output format used by the Component Video (YPbPr) and HDMI outputs. The DCH6416 is capable of providing the following video formats with the YPbPr and HDMI video outputs: •...

  • Page 16: Video Format Indicators (front Panel Display)

    DCH6416 display settings for your specific television. Video Format Indicators (Front Panel Display) The front panel display of the DCH6416 is equipped with four indicators to the right hand side of the display that are used to indicate the currently selected video output format on the Component Video (YPbPr) and HDMI outputs.

  • Page 17: Digital Video Recorder (dvr), What Is A Dvr

    3 DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR) What is a DVR? Depending on your model, the DCH6416 is equipped with an internal hard drive for DVR (Digital Video Recorder) functionality, which provides the ability to record both Standard-Definition TV (SDTV) and High-Definition TV (HDTV) programs. Storage time varies based on the video format and specific channel.

  • Page 19: Connections, Video

    4 CONNECTIONS Video Note: Only (1) HDTV video connection needs to be made to an HDTV.

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    4 CONNECTIONS Audio The HDMI connection also provides audio. No additional audio connections are required if the TV speakers are used for audio.

  • Page 21: Optimizing Your Dch Receiver For High-definition Tv

    5 OPTIMIZING YOUR DCH RECEIVER FOR HIGH-DEFINITION TV The DCH6416 outputs HD video through its YPbPr (component), HDMI, or IEEE-1394 connectors. This section describes how to optimize Standard and HD video based on your HDTV and personal preferences. If you use the IEEE-1394 output, no adjustments to the settings are required.

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    5 OPTIMIZING YOUR DCH RECEIVER FOR HIGH-DEFINITION TV The HDMI/YPbPr OUTPUT setting is displayed as YPbPr OUTPUT if you are not using the HDMI video connection. The user settings will also be displayed on the front panel display whether your TV is off or on. If the on-screen display menu does not appear on your HDTV screen, your TV may not support the default video output setting.

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    5 OPTIMIZING YOUR DCH RECEIVER FOR HIGH-DEFINITION TV Setting Description Some televisions may only support certain video formats. Please consult your television’s user manual for more information on format compatibility. If the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting is 480i, the 4:3 Override feature is disabled and is no longer selectable in the menu.

  • Page 25: On-screen Graphics

    6 ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS Your DCH receiver can generate graphics that overlay the video programming or fill the entire television screen. Common examples include on-screen menus (such as the User Setting menu), closed captions, and interactive program guides. The DCH receiver overlays these graphics whenever you open a menu, enable closed captions, or scroll through a program grid.

  • Page 27: Connecting Your Dch Receiver

    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Instructions and diagrams are included for the following connections: • High-Definition Television (HDTV) • A/V receiver – Audio • Stereo TV (SDTV) • Stereo TV (SDTV) and Stereo VCR • A/V receiver, TV, and VCR Before you move or change components on your entertainment system, review the following: •...

  • Page 28: Video Connection Options

    Video (also referred to as composite video) — SDTV If S-Video is not available, use the composite video (video) connection. • RF Output — SDTV RF Output is standard on your DCH6416. It carries video and audio. Set your TV to channel 3 or 4. DVI-HDTV connector on...

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    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting Your DCH Receiver to an HDTV — Video Only Note: Only (1) HDTV video connection needs to be made to an HDTV.

  • Page 30: Component Video (ypbpr), Hdmi

    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting HDTV — Video Cable In Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the the DCH receiver. Component Video (YPbPr) Connect the component video cables to the Y, Pb, and Pr connectors on your HDTV and DCH receiver.

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    Note: These connections are not required if you are using your TV’s speakers and HDMI or IEEE-1394 connections. If your TV does not have digital audio inputs: • Connect the stereo audio cable to the DCH6416 receiver and the HDTV. connectors on the AUDIO L AUDIO LEFT...

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    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER If your TV supports a digital audio input: • If your equipment supports it, use the digital audio outputs instead of the S/PDIF offers better audio quality, including support for Dolby For information on configuring your DCH receiver settings, see Receiver for High-Definition outputs.

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    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting Your DCH Receiver to an A/V Receiver — Audio Note: Only (1) HDTV video connection needs to be made to an HDTV. Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio There are three options available for audio connections to your A/V receiver: •...

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    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER • Digital audio coaxial (S/PDIF) — Connect the digital audio cable to the digital audio connector on the DCH receiver and the the A/V receiver. • Stereo audio – Connect the stereo audio cable to the on the DCH receiver and the A/V receiver.

  • Page 35: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To A Stereo Tv (sdtv), Connecting A Stereo Tv (sdtv)

    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting Your DCH Receiver to a Stereo TV (SDTV) Depending on the TV’s inputs: 1. If possible, use the S-Video and audio connectors on the DCH receiver. 2. If the TV has no S-Video input, use the composite video and audio connectors on the DCH receiver.

  • Page 36: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To A Stereo Tv (sdtv) And Stereo Vcr

    These video connection methods do not support HD video. If you have an HDTV, see Connecting your DCH Receiver to an HDTV — Video Only AUDIO OUT L INPUT AUDIO L connector on the DCH6416 receiver and VIDEO OUT connector on the stereo VCR. OUTPUT AUDIO L...

  • Page 37: Connecting Your Dch6416 To An A/v Receiver, Stereo Tv (sdtv), And Stereo Vcr

    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting Your DCH6416 to an A/V Receiver, Stereo TV (SDTV), and Stereo VCR...

  • Page 38: Connecting An A/v Receiver, Tv, And Vcr

    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR 1. Connect a stereo audio cable to the and the connectors on the A/V receiver. INPUT L 2. Connect a video cable to the video out connector on the DCH receiver and the cable/TV video connector on the A/V receiver.

  • Page 39: Recording Your Connections

    8 RECORDING YOUR CONNECTIONS Use this diagram to record connections between your home entertainment components. You can use this diagram to reconnect your system if you move the equipment or add new equipment. Disconnect the power from the DCH receiver before connecting or changing cable connections.

  • Page 40: Data Devices, Data Features

    8 RECORDING YOUR CONNECTIONS Data Devices Do not attempt to connect data devices without contacting your service provider. Advanced data features require the proper application and network infrastructure to operate. Data Features In addition to high-quality audio and video, the DCH receiver has the capability to deliver high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail, IP telephony, e-commerce, and home banking.

  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    9 TROUBLESHOOTING Before calling your service provider, review this troubleshooting guide. This information is to help you quickly solve a problem. If your problem still exists, contact your service provider. Problem Possible Solution The DCH receiver will The DCH receiver may have received a software update and may not power on while not power on the new software is being installed.

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    • Verify that closed captions are enabled on the TV. • If the DCH6416 is connected to a wide screen TV, verify that the TV TYPE is set to 16:9 in the User Settings menu. • Turn on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature in the User Settings menu. This enables most standard screen TVs to display a full screen picture when the DCH6416 is tuned to a 4:3 program.

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    “hybrid” aspect ratio and results in a black border surrounding the video on a 4:3 TV. Because this is part of the broadcast, the DCH6416 cannot correct the video. You may be able to minimize the border using the zoom feature on the TV.

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    Motorola, Inc. 101 Tournament Drive Horsham, PA 19044 U.S.A. http://www.motorola.com 536372-001-d 03/07...

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