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Motorola DCH3416 User Manual

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O PE RA T ION M A NUAL
DCH3416
User Guide

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    O PE RA T ION M A NUAL DCH3416 User Guide...

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS The DCH3416 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.

  • Page 6: Software License

    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

    Alert Screens... 7 CableCARD Removal ... 7 Unsupported CableCARD Insertion... 7 Invalid CableCARD Security Certificate ... 7 Invalid CableCARD — DCH3416 Pairing... 8 3 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)... 9 What is a DVR? ... 9 4 Connections... 11 Video ... 11 Audio ...

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    Connecting your DCH Receiver to a Stereo TV (SDTV) and Stereo VCR ...29 Connecting a Stereo TV (SDTV) and Stereo VCR ...29 Connecting Your DCH3416 to an A/V Receiver, Stereo TV (SDTV), and Stereo VCR...30 Connecting an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR...31 8 Recording Your Connections...33...

  • Page 11: Introduction

    Congratulations on receiving a Motorola DCH3416 High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner 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

    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 HD DUAL TUNER DVR DCH3416...

  • 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 TV or VCR M-Card — Input slot for CableCARD (M-Card device only) Serial — Service only Digital Audio (S/PDIF) —...

  • Page 15: Operation

    Guide’s instruction manual for detailed instructions. Front Panel Format Button The Format button located on the front panel of the DCH3416 allows you to quickly change the video output format used by the Component Video (YPbPr) and HDMI outputs. The DCH3416 is capable of providing the following video formats on the YPbPr and HDMI video outputs: •...

  • Page 16: Operation

    DCH3416 display settings for your specific television. Video Format Indicators (Front Panel Display) The front panel display of the DCH3416 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: Alert Screens

    DCH receiver, the following on-screen alert banner will be shown: Unsupported CableCARD Insertion In the event that an unsupported CableCARD is inserted into the DCH3416 receiver, all access to live, recorded, and on-demand television programming will be terminated. The DCH3416 will be unable to provide access to television programming until a supported CableCARD is re-inserted.

  • Page 18: Invalid Cablecard - Dch3416 Pairing

    Your cable operator must validate all pairings between the CableCARD and the DCH receiver. This process is performed by the cable operator. However, if the pairing between the CableCARD and the DCH3416 receiver cannot be validated, the following on-screen alert banner example will be shown: CableCard™...

  • Page 19: Digital Video Recorder (dvr)

    3 DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR) What is a DVR? The DCH3416 is equipped with an internal hard drive for DVR (Digital Video Recorder) functionality (depending on your model), which provides the ability to record both Standard-Definition TV (SDTV) and High-Definition TV (HDTV) programs.

  • Page 21: Connections

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

  • Page 22: Audio

    4 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 23: Optimizing Your Dch Receiver For High-definition Tv

    5 OPTIMIZING YOUR DCH RECEIVER FOR HIGH-DEFINITION TV The DCH3416 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 24: User Settings

    The 4:3 Override setting allows you to specify the video output format of the DCH receiver when it is tuned to a standard-definition program or playing back a standard- definition program from the DVR. Options include 480i, 480p, Stretch, and Off. By default, the 480i option is selected. The options are used as follows: •...

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    5 OPTIMIZING YOUR DCH RECEIVER FOR HIGH-DEFINITION TV Setting Description programs to a widescreen aspect ratio and present the video in the format designated by the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting. Note that the Stretch option is only available when the TV Type setting is 16:9. •...

  • Page 27: 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 29: 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 30: Video Connection Options

    • RF Output — SDTV If no other input is available on your TV, the RF Output of the DCH3416 can be connected to the Antenna or Cable Input on your TV. The RF Output carries both video and audio. Set your TV to channel 3 or 4.

  • Page 31: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To An Hdtv - Video Only

    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 32: Connecting Hdtv - Video

    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.

  • Page 33: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To An 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 DCH3416 receiver and the audio left and audio right connectors on the HDTV. connectors on the AUDIO L...

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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.

  • Page 35: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To An A/v Receiver - Audio

    7 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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    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 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 37: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To 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 38: Connecting A Stereo Tv (sdtv)

    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting a Stereo TV (SDTV) 1. 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 Stereo TV (SDTV). 2.

  • Page 39: Connecting Your Dch Receiver To A Stereo Tv (sdtv) And Stereo Vcr

    1. Connect a stereo audio cable to the AUDIO OUT L and R connectors on the DCH3416 receiver and the INPUT AUDIO L and R connectors on the stereo VCR. 2. Connect a video cable to the VIDEO OUT connector on the DCH3416 receiver and the INPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo VCR.

  • Page 40: Connecting Your Dch3416 To An A/v Receiver, Stereo Tv (sdtv), And Stereo Vcr

    7 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER Connecting Your DCH3416 to an A/V Receiver, Stereo TV (SDTV), and Stereo VCR...

  • Page 41: 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 AUDIO OUT L and R connectors on the DCH receiver and the INPUT L and R connectors on the A/V receiver. 2.

  • Page 43: 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 44: Data Devices

    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 45: 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. Note: Closed captioning may not be available on the current program. If the DCH3416 is connected to a wide screen 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 DCH3416 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 537529-001-a 01/07...

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