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DTV-140
ATSC High-Definition (HD) Set Top Box
Instruction Manual
Please read this manual carefully before operation

Summary of Contents

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    DTV-140 ATSC High-Definition (HD) Set Top Box Instruction Manual Please read this manual carefully before operation...

  • Page 2: Precautions

    Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. For recycling or disposal information about this product, please contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org. Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the prod- uct is operated. Retain Instructions: The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. Heed Warnings: All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

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    When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal. Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Overloading: Always operate any electrical device in accordance with applicable electrical codes. Never overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of personal or property damage or injury, including fire or electric shock.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting the Volume ................18 DTV-140 Options .................... 18 SETUP MENU ....................20 Working with the Setup Menu ..............20 Channel Settings ...................20 Caption Settings ...................22 System Settings ....................22 Lock Settings ....................23 SPECIFICATIONS ...................25 TROUBLESHOOTING ..................26 Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 7: Package Contents

    PACKAGE CONTENTS Please make sure the following items are included in the product packaging. If any items are missing, contact your local dealer. DTV-140 Remote Control www.cobyusa.com www.cobyusa.com Page  Page ...

  • Page 8: Features

    Compatible with all 18 ATSC Signal Formats • Outputs OTA HDTV Signals for use with High-Definition TVs (720p/1080i) • Downconverts OTA HDTV Signals for use with Standard- and Enhanced- Definition TVs (480i/480p) • On-Screen Program Guide Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 9: Controls At A Glance, Front View

    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE Front View Power Indicator Remote Control Sensor Scan Channel – Channel + Power www.cobyusa.com www.cobyusa.com Page  Page ...

  • Page 10: Rear View

    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE Rear View AC Power Cord Antenna In S-Video Out Composite Video Out Stereo Audio Out (Composite Video) SPDIF Digital Audio Out Stereo Audio Out (Component Video) Component Video Out Serial Port (Service Only) Page 10 Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 11: Remote Control

    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE Remote Control Power Infrared Emitter Numeric Keypad Recall Channel Input Menu Exit Navigation Keypad Up / Channel Up Down / Channel Down Right / Volume Up Left / Volume Down Enter Closed Caption 480i 480p 720p Information 1080i Mute...

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    Remove the batteries from the re- mote if it will not be used for a long period of time. The batteries used in the remote control may present a fire or chemical burn if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, incinerate, or heat the battery (~212ºF). Keep batteries away from children. Page 1 Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 13: Connections, Ac Power, Antenna Input

    CONNECTIONS AC Power Plug the AC power cord into an AC 90-260V 50/60 Hz wall outlet, only. If you have difficulty inserting the plug, turn it over and reinsert it. Do not connect the power plug to a power outlet other than that which is indicated here and on the label as this may result in the risk of fire or electric shock.

  • Page 14: Audio/video Output Connections, Composite Video Or S-video

    Make the audio connection. Using a Composite Video AV patch cable, connect the unit’s Stereo Audio Out (Composite Video) jacks to the Audio In jacks (red and white) of your TV. DTV-140 AV Input Panel of Television AV Cable S-Video Cable Page 1 Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 15: Component Video

    CONNECTIONS Component Video The DTV-140 can output video signals up to 1080i over Component Video. If your television has Component Video jacks: Make the video connection. • Component Video: Using an optional component video cable, connect the unit’s Component Video Out jacks (Y/Pb/Pr) to the Component Video In jacks (Green/Blue/Red) of your TV.

  • Page 16: Connecting Digital Audio To A Digital Receiver System

    To avoid signal interference, use only one audio connection type at a time. Digital Audio can be output in two formats: Raw or PCM. For more information, please refer to your receiver’s documentation. Page 1 Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 17: Using The Dtv-140, Getting Started, Basic Operations, Changing Channels

    USING THE DTV-140 Getting Started All keypress information refers to the remote control unless the instructions indicate otherwise. Prepare the connections and power supply (see the Connections section of this manual for more information). Press to turn the unit on. Set your TV to display the video line connection that corresponds to the DTV-140 (e.g., AV1, AV2, S-Video, Component, etc.) The DTV-140 output will be displayed on the TV screen when the proper line has been...

  • Page 18: Adjusting The Volume, Dtv-140 Options

    Change the Closed-Caption options: CC OFF, CC ON, or CC ON-MUTE. Change the font style of the Closed-Caption display. Change the font size of the Closed-Caption display. Change the foreground color of the Closed-Caption display. Page 1 Coby Electronics Corporation...

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    USING THE DTV-140 Option Functions Remote Key Change the background color of the Closed-Caption display. Set the Sleep Timer (in minutes): 30, 60, 90, 120, or Off. The timer will turn the unit off automatically. When the Sleep Timer is set, press again to view the elapsed time.

  • Page 20: Setup Menu, Working With The Setup Menu, Channel Settings

    Caption Turn the closed caption feature on or off. Set the analog closed caption source: Analog CC CC, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4. Digital CC Set the digital closed caption source: Service 1 – Service 6. Page 0 Coby Electronics Corporation...

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    SETUP MENU Channel Setting Description Automatically search for and store all channels within broad- Auto Scan cast reception range. This function may also be enabled by pressing the SCAN button on the front panel of the unit. Upon selecting “Edit Channels”, the following screen will ap- pear: Edit Channels ChanNo Channel Name Fav.

  • Page 22: Caption Settings, System Settings

    Set the menu display language: English, Spanish, French. Time Zone Set the Time Zone: Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern. Sleep Timer Set the Sleep Timer (in minutes): 30, 60, 90, 120 or OFF. About View COBY copyright information. Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 23: Lock Settings

    SETUP MENU Lock Settings Use the Navigation Keypad to highlight the desired Lock setting and press confirm. A password prompt will appear; you must enter the correct password to access the Lock Settings. • Use the Numeric Keypad to enter the 4-digit password. Upon entering the correct password, the Lock Setting options will appear.

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    Parental Settings Change PIN password. Restoring the player’s default settings will not reset the password. DO NOT FORGET THE PASSWORD; this password cannot be reset. V-Chip Ctrl Turn the Lock features on or off. Page  Coby Electronics Corporation...

  • Page 25: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS TV System ATSC Channel Coverage VHF-L: CH2 - CH6 VHF-H: CH7 - CH13 UHF: CH14 - CH69 Video Output Component Video S-Video Composite Video Audio Output Coaxial Digital Audio RCA 2-Channel Stereo Audio Operating Temperature 50ºF – 104ºF Power AC 90-260V 50/60Hz 10W (max) Unit Dimensions...

  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and firmware updates. If these resources do not resolve the problem, please contact Technical Support. COBY Electronics Technical Support 56-65 Rust Street Maspeth, NY 11378 Hours: 8:00 AM–11:00 PM EST, seven days a week.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING The picture is not full-screen. • Change the aspect ratio setting (Picture Size) of the unit from the Setup menu. • Change the aspect ratio setting of your TV. There is no sound or distorted sound. • Increase the volume. •...

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    COBY Electronics Corp. 56-65 Rust Street Maspeth, NY 11378 www.cobyusa.com www.ecoby.com...

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