Motorola DCH100 User Manual

Standart-definition all-digital cable receiver.
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U S E R G U I D E
DCH100
Standard-Definition All-Digital
Cable Receiver

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    U S E R G U I D E DCH100 Standard-Definition All-Digital Cable Receiver...

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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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    IMPORTANT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Be sure to follow these requirements during transportation and installation. The plug is the mains disconnect device. It shall remain readily accessible and operable. During Transportation to the Subscriber Home Transport the cable terminal in its shipping box or an equally padded container.

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    During Installation Do not place the cable terminal in an enclosed area where the cooling vents are blocked or impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings. Install the terminal so that its position does not interfere with its proper ventilation.

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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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    TERMS OF THIS LICENSE. UPON ACCEPTANCE, THIS LICENSE WILL BE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND MOTOROLA. THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE APPLY TO YOU AND TO ANY SUBSEQUENT USER OF THIS SOFTWARE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE (I) DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE AND (II) RETURN THE RECEIVER AND THE SOFTWARE (COLLECTIVELY, “PRODUCT”), INCLUDING ALL...

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    TERMINATE AUTOMATICALLY if you fail to comply with the terms of this License. Motorola is not responsible for any third party software that is provided as a bundled application, or otherwise, with the Software or that is downloaded to, or otherwise installed on, the Product.

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    Motorola, Inc., Connected Home Solutions, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044. © 2007 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M logo are registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office. CableCARD and M-Card are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS 1 Introduction ...1 Front Panel ...2 Rear Panel...3 2 Operation ...4 Turning Power On and Off...4 Changing Channels ...4 Adjusting the Volume...4 Interactive Program Guide ...4 M-Card™ ...5 3 Connecting Your DCH receiver...6 Connecting Your DCH Receiver to an A/V Receiver (Audio Only)...7 Video Connection Options ...9 Connecting Your DCH Receiver to a Standard-Definition...

  • Page 11: Introduction

    1 INTRODUCTION 1 INTRODUCTION Congratulations on receiving a Motorola DCH100 Standard- Definition All-Digital Cable Receiver. This User Guide introduces you to the product’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 Power Indicator — Lit when the unit is powered ON, unlit when unit is Message Indicator* — Lit when a new message is waiting to be read, unlit otherwise...

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    1 INTRODUCTION Rear Panel RF In — Connects to cable signal from your service provider RF Out — Ch 3/4 modulated audio/video (SDTV) to TV or VCR 3, 5 Digital Audio (S/PDIF) — Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio or PCM output S-Video —...

  • Page 14: Operation, Turning Power On And Off, Changing Channels, Adjusting The Volume, Interactive Program Guide

    2 OPERATION 2 OPERATION Turning Power On and Off Press POWER receiver on or off (standby). When using the remote control, be sure it is in cable mode by pressing before pressing Changing Channels You can change channels in three ways: •...

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    2 OPERATION the interactive program guide instruction manual for detailed instructions. M-Card™ The M-Card is required to view cable television programs, previously recorded programs on the DVR, or interactive on-demand programs. The M-Card should not be removed.

  • Page 16: Connecting Your Dch Receiver

    3 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER 3 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Instructions and diagrams are included for the following connections: • A/V receiver (audio only) • Stereo standard-definition TV (SDTV) (audio and video) • Stereo SDTV and stereo VCR (audio and video) •...

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    3 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting Your DCH Receiver to an A/V Receiver (Audio Only) There are three options available for audio connections to your A/V receiver: • Digital audio (OPTICAL S/PDIF) — optical and coaxial • Digital audio (COAXIAL S/PDIF) — optical and coaxial •...

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    3 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Note: Only one audio connection is necessary.

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    3 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Video Connection Options The DCH receiver offers several different video connection options. Composite video, S-Video, and RF coaxial connections allow you to view standard-definition TV programming. To determine whether your TV features RF coaxial, S-Video or composite video, check the manual supplied with your TV.

  • Page 20: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To A Standard-definition Stereo Tv

    Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, than stereo audio. Video S-video connection connection (composite) DIGITAL AUDIO RF OUT RF IN VIDEO S VIDEO either / or INPUT S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO LEFT AUDIO RIGHT DCH100 AUDIO EXT IR POWER SERIAL M CARD ™ DEVICE ONLY...

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    3 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER • S-Video connections may be used in place of the composite video connections. In most cases, S-Video offers a higher level of standard-definition video quality than composite video.

  • Page 22: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To A Stereo Sdtv And Stereo Vcr

    In most cases, S-Video offers a higher level of standard-definition video quality than composite video. DIGITAL AUDIO RF OUT AUDIO VIDEO S VIDEO SERIAL Stereo VCR OUTPUT AUDIO VIDEO DCH100 EXT IR POWER M CARD ™ DEVICE ONLY Standard-Definition stereoTV...

  • Page 23: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To An A/v Receiver Stereo Sdtv, And Stereo Vcr

    3 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting Your DCH Receiver to an A/V Receiver, Stereo SDTV, and Stereo VCR DIGITAL AUDIO RF OUT AUDIO RF IN VIDEO S VIDEO Stereo VCR EXT IR POWER SERIAL M CARD ™ DEVICE ONLY Standard-Definition stereoTV A/V Receiver...

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    3 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Note: If your equipment supports it: • The digital audio optical (optical S/PDIF) or digital audio coaxial (S/PDIF) audio outputs may be used in place of the stereo audio outputs (AUDIO L and R). In most cases these outputs offer a higher level of audio quality, including support for Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, than stereo audio.

  • Page 25: Recording Your Connections

    OUTPUT VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO SPEAKER CONNECTORS AUDIO VIDEO DIGITAL INPUT VIDEO S-VIDEO CABLE/TV VIDEO 2 TV/MONITOR VIDEO S-VIDEO DCH100 EXT IR POWER M CARD ™ DEVICE ONLY Standard-Definition stereoTV INPUT S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO LEFT CABLE/ ANTENNA IN AUDIO RIGHT AUDIO OUT...

  • Page 26: Data Features

    5 DATA FEATURES 5 DATA FEATURES In addition to high-quality audio and video, the DCH100 provides a USB 1.1 port for connections to external peripheral devices. Its functionality requires specific application software and services offered by your cable provider. Note: Do not attempt to connect data devices to your DCH receiver without contacting your cable provider.

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    6 TROUBLESHOOTING 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Before calling your cable provider, review this troubleshooting guide. Problem Possible Solutions The DCH receiver will not power on. • The DCH receiver may have received a software update and may not power on while the new software is being installed. Try again in a few minutes.

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    6 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Solutions The remote control does not work. • Verify that the remote control is in “Cable” mode. • Verify that there are no obstructions between the remote control and the DCH receiver. Aim the remote control directly at the DCH receiver front panel, not the TV or VCR.

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    6 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Solutions There is no audio when viewing cable channels. There is no audio from the center and/or surround speakers of a home theater receiver connected to the DCH receiver. • Verify that the Mute button on the remote control has not been pressed.

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    6 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Solutions There is no video on the TV screen. No closed captions display. There are black bars to the right and left of the picture. There are black bars above and below the picture. • Verify that the TV is powered on and set to the appropriate input source for the DCH receiver.

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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 DCH100 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 537451-001-c 04/07...

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