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O PE RA T ION M A NUAL
DCH3200
User Guide

Summary of Contents

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    O PE RA T ION M A NUAL DCH3200 User Guide...

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Read these instructions. • Keep these instructions. • Heed all warnings. • Follow all instructions. • Do not use this apparatus near water. • The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.

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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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    FCC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY Motorola Inc., Connected Home Solutions, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323- 1000, declares that the DCH3200 receiver complies with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device.

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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

    Connecting Your DCH Receiver to a Stereo TV (SDTV) and Stereo VCR...24 Connecting a Stereo TV (SDTV) and Stereo VCR...24 Connecting Your DCH3200 to an A/V Receiver, Stereo TV (SDTV), and Stereo VCR ...25 Connecting an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR ...26...

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    CONTENTS 7 Recording Your Connections... 27 Data Devices ... 28 Data Features... 28 8 Troubleshooting... 29 viii...

  • Page 11: Introduction

    Congratulations on receiving a Motorola DCH3200 High-Definition All-Digital Cable Receiver, one of the most advanced interactive digital cable receivers available today. Motorola has merged the extraordinary features of digital cable — the seemingly endless programming options, interactive program guides, Video on Demand (VOD), and commercial-free, CD quality music —...

  • Page 12: Front Panel

    Info — displays current channel and program information Format * — change the video output format Channel — changes channel up or down * Availability of certain features is dependent upon application support. MESSAGE 1080i 720p 480p STANDBY 480i 4 5 6 7 8 DCH3200...

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

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

  • 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 DCH3200 allows you to quickly change the video output format on the Component Video (YPbPr) and HDMI outputs of the product. The DCH3200 is capable of providing the following video formats on the YPbPr and HDMI video outputs: •...

  • Page 16: Video Format Indicators (front Panel Display), Operation, M-card

    DCH3200 display settings for your specific television. Video Format Indicators (Front Panel Display) The front panel display of the DCH3200 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: Connections, Video

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

  • Page 18: Audio

    3 CONNECTIONS Audio The HDMI and IEEE-1394 connections also provide audio. No additional audio connections are required if the TV speakers are used for audio...

  • Page 19: Optimizing Your Dch Receiver For High-definition Tv

    4 OPTIMIZING YOUR DCH RECEIVER FOR HIGH-DEFINITION TV The DCH3200 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.

  • Page 20: User Settings

    4 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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    4 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 23: On-screen Graphics

    5 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 25: Connecting Your Dch Receiver

    6 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 26: Video Connection Options

    6 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Video Connection Options The DCH receiver offers several different video connection options. Component video, HDMI, and IEEE-1394 allow you to view both High-Definition and Standard- Definition TV programming. Composite video, S-Video, and RF coaxial connections allow you to view only Standard-Definition TV programming.

  • Page 27: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To An Hdtv — Video Only

    6 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 28: Connecting Hdtv — Video, Cable In, Component Video (ypbpr), Hdmi, Ieee-1394

    6 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.

  • Page 29: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To An Hdtv — Audio, Connecting Hdtv — Audio

    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 DCH3200 receiver and the audio left and audio right connectors on the HDTV. connectors on the AUDIO L...

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    6 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER If your TV supports a digital audio input: • If your equipment supports it, use the digital audio optical ( 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.

  • Page 31: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To An A/v Receiver — Audio

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

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    6 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 DIGITAL INPUT COAX connector on the A/V receiver. • Stereo audio — Connect the stereo audio cable to the AUDIO L and R connectors on the DCH receiver and the AUDIO LEFT and AUDIO RIGHT connectors on the A/V receiver.

  • Page 33: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To A Stereo Tv (sdtv), Connecting A Stereo Tv (sdtv)

    6 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 34: 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 DCH3200 receiver and VIDEO OUT connector on the stereo VCR. OUTPUT AUDIO L...

  • Page 35: Connecting Your Dch3200 To An A/v Receiver, Stereo Tv (sdtv), And Stereo Vcr

    6 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting Your DCH3200 to an A/V Receiver, Stereo TV (SDTV), and Stereo VCR...

  • Page 36: Connecting An A/v Receiver, Tv, And Vcr

    6 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 37: Recording Your Connections

    7 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 38: Data Devices, Data Features

    7 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 39: Troubleshooting

    8 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. Note: Closed captioning may not be available on the current program. • If the DCH3200 is connected to a widescreen TV, verify that the TV TYPE is set to 16:9 in the User Settings menu. ®...

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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 DCH3200 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 537523-001-d 03/07...

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