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Motorola DCT6400 Series User Manual

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    7IAH /KE@A OPTION INFO RECO RD GUID E MSGS. REMO TE MENU SELE CT POWE R...

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    REPAIRS If you find the unit in need of repair, call Motorola Support at 1-866-668-2271 or 1-866-MOT-BCS1. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that...

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read instructions All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated. Retain instructions The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. Heed warnings All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. Follow instructions All operating and use instructions should be followed.

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Outdoor Antenna Grounding If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the equipment, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Lightning For added protection for this equipment during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.

  • Page 5: Regulatory Information

    Motorola will not be liable to anyone for the end user's failure to use and/or dispose of batteries in the proper manner and in accordance with such laws, rules and regulations, or for any defect contained in batteries which may cause injury damage to persons or property.

  • Page 6: Software License

    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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    (such as translation, transformation or adaptation) without written permission from Motorola, Inc. Motorola reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of Motorola to provide notification of such revision or change. Motorola provides this guide without warranty of any kind, either implied or expressed, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Connecting Your DCT* to an A/V Receiver – Audio Only ... 22 Connecting Your DCT* to a Stereo TV... 24 Connecting Your DCT* to a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR ... 26 Connecting Your DCT* to an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR... 28 DCT6400 Series User Guide...

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    Recording Your Connections ... 30 Data Devices... 31 Data Features ... 31 Troubleshooting... 32...

  • Page 10: Introduction

    To determine which features of digital cable are provided in your service area, please check with your local cable operator. They will be happy to provide instructions for these optional services. In this manual, DCT* refers to the DCT6400 Series of High Definition Cable Receivers: the DCT6408, DCT6412, and DCT6416.

  • Page 11: Front Panel

    Lights when a message is waiting FRONT PANEL Displays current channel and program information U S B V I D E O I N A U D I O I N D u a l T u n e r D V R / H D T V C a p a b l e CURSOR Moves cursor around program guide and menu screens...

  • Page 12: Back Panel

    Provides Dolby Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio S-Video Connect to S-Video input of TV or VCR Your DCT* may not support all of the inputs and outputs shown. DCT6400 Series User Guide S M A R T C A R D BACK PANEL AC Switched Outlet...

  • Page 13: Operation

    OPERATION Turning Power On and Off Press on the front panel to turn the DCT* on or off. When using POWER the remote control, be sure it is in cable mode by pressing pressing POWER Changing Channels You can change channels in two ways: Press on the front panel of the DCT*, or CHANNEL...

  • Page 14: Digital Video Recorder (dvr)

    DCT6400 Series User Guide DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR) The DCT* is equipped with an internal hard drive for DVR functionality, which provides the ability to record both standard definition TV (SDTV) and high definition TV programs. Storage time depends on the video format and the bit rate at which it is received.

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    Simultaneously Record Two Shows Record two programs from two different channels at the same time. Simultaneously Record Two Shows and Watch a Recorded Program Watch a program recorded on your DCT* while recording up to two other programs at the same time. You can also easily switch viewing the pre- recorded program and either of the programs you’re recording.

  • Page 16: Optimizing Your Dct* For High Definition Tv

    TV. The Motorola DCT* delivers high-quality video for HDTVs using the Y Pb Pr (component), DVI-D, and IEEE 1394 connectors. This section describes how to use the on-screen display to set your DCT* to automatically optimize both standard and HD video based on your HDTV and personal preferences.

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    Use your remote control or the cursor keys on the front panel to navigate the on-screen display: Press the keys to highlight the setting you wish to ▲ a n d ▼ change. Press the key to select an option for that setting. ►...

  • Page 18: User Settings

    If this occurs, you can view the settings on the LED panel to change the YPbPr Output back to 480i. If you are not using the DVI video connection, the DVI/YPbPr OUTPUT setting displays as YPbPr OUTPUT. DCT6400 Series User Guide...

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    Setting Description 4:3 Override Sets the display format for 4:3 standard-definition programming. If the YPrPb Output is set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p, this setting defaults to 480i. If the YPrPb Output is set to 480i, this setting defaults to OFF and cannot be changed. Options are: OFF displays non-high-definition programs having a 4:3 aspect ratio in wide screen format.

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    SECONDARY LANGUAGE, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Settings Sets the default settings for closed captions (AUTO) or the settings you have configured (USER). Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO or USER. Restore Defaults Resets the on-screen display options to their default settings. DCT6400 Series User Guide...

  • Page 21: On-screen Graphics

    ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS The DCT* 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 DCT* overlays these graphics whenever you open a menu, enable closed captions, or scroll through a program grid.

  • Page 22: Connecting Your Dct

    Stereo TV Stereo TV and Stereo VCR A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR In this manual, DCT* refers to the DCT6400 Series of High Definition Cable Receivers: the DCT6408, DCT6412, and DCT6416. Before you move or change components on your entertainment system,...

  • Page 23: Video Options

    Video Connection Options The DCT* offers five different video connection options. Component video, DVI, and IEEE 1394 allow you to view both HD and standard TV programming. Composite video and RF coaxial connections allow you to view only standard definition TV programming. To determine whether your TV features component video, DVI, IEEE 1394, S-Video, or composite video, check the manual supplied with your TV.

  • Page 24: Important Safety Considerations

    Do not place the DCT* in a sealed enclosure without providing for adequate airflow. Do not plug the AC power cord into a switched power outlet. DCT6400 Series User Guide inch O P T I O N R E C O R D...

  • Page 25: Connecting Your Dct* To A Hdtv - Video Only

    Component video IEEE 1394 connection connection connection ETHERNET DVI-D OUT CABLE Pass Card Cable in Either / or HDTV Component Video Input DVI-HDTV CABLE/ ANTENNA IN IEEE 1394 DCT6400 Series VIDEO SPDIF AUDIO IN IEEE 1394 S-VIDEO AUDIO OUT OPTICAL SPDIF...

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    DCT* and the HDTV. To connect the audio connections for your HDTV, proceed to the following page. To connect your audio connections for an A/V receiver, go to “Connecting Your DCT* to an A/V Receiver – Audio Only.” DCT6400 Series User Guide connector on the DCT* and the...

  • Page 27: Connecting Your Dct* To A Hdtv - Audio Only

    CONNECTING YOUR DCT* TO A HDTV – AUDIO ONLY Audio Optical connection connection ETHERNET DVI-D OUT CABLE Pass Card HDTV INPUT AUDIO LEFT CABLE/ OPTICAL ANTENNA IN SPDIF AUDIO RIGHT DCT6400 Series VIDEO SPDIF AUDIO IN IEEE 1394 S-VIDEO AUDIO OUT OPTICAL SPDIF Optional...

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    5.1 Surround Sound. For information on configuring your DCT* settings, see “Optimizing Your DCT* for High Definition TV.” DCT6400 Series User Guide connectors on AUDIO R connectors on the...

  • Page 29: Connecting Your Dct* To An A/v Receiver - Audio Only

    DVI-D OUT CABLE Pass Card AUDIO VIDEO DIGITAL INPUT VIDEO S-VIDEO COAX OPTICAL CABLE/TV VIDEO 2 TV/MONITOR OUTPUT VIDEO S-VIDEO A/V receiver DCT6400 Series VIDEO SPDIF AUDI O IN IEEE 1394 S-VIDEO AUDIO OUT OPTICAL SPDIF Either / or SPEAKER CONNECTORS...

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    DCT* and the connectors on the A/V receiver. For information on configuring your DCT* settings, see “Optimizing Your DCT* for High Definition TV.” DCT6400 Series User Guide ) or coaxial OPTICAL SPDIF OPTICAL connector on the A/V...

  • Page 31: Connecting Your Dct* To A Stereo Tv

    CABLE Pass Card Cable in Stereo TV INPUT S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO LEFT CABLE/ ANTENNA IN AUDIO RIGHT Video Audio connection connection DCT6400 Series VIDEO SPDIF AUDIO IN IEEE 1394 S-VIDEO AUDIO OUT OPTICAL SPDIF Either / or Either / or...

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    DCT* and the TV. This video connection method does not support HD video. For more information, see “Connecting your DCT* to an HDTV – Video Only” on page 18. DCT6400 Series User Guide connectors on AUDIO R connectors on the...

  • Page 33: Connecting Your Dct* To A Stereo Tv And Stereo Vcr

    Pass Card Cable in Stereo VCR INPUT OUTPUT CABLE/ AUDIO VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA IN To TV Audio connection DCT6400 Series VIDEO SPDIF IEEE 1394 S-VIDEO OPTICAL SPDIF Stereo TV INPUT S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO LEFT CABLE/ ANTENNA IN AUDIO RIGHT...

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    INPUT VIDEO The video connection method does not support HD video. For more information, see “Connecting your DCT* to an HDTV – Video Only” on page 18. DCT6400 Series User Guide connectors AUDIO OUT R connectors on the stereo connector on the DCT* and...

  • Page 35: Connecting Your Dct* To An A/v Receiver, Tv, And Vcr

    CONNECTING YOUR DCT* TO AN A/V RECEIVER, TV, AND VCR RF (75 ohm) Video Audio connection connection connection ETHERNET A UD IO IN DVI-D OUT CABLE AUDIO OUT Pass Card Cable in Stereo VCR INPUT OUTPUT CABLE/ AUDIO VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA IN To TV...

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    RCA video. The video connection method does not support HD video. For more information, see “Connecting your DCT* to an HDTV – Video Only” on page 18. DCT6400 Series User Guide connectors AUDIO OUT R connectors on the A/V receiver.

  • Page 37: Recording Your Connections

    To TV Stereo receiver CD IN SPEAKER CONNECTORS AUX IN TAPE 1 AUDIO VIDEO VIDEO S-VIDEO CABLE/TV VIDEO 2 DCT6400 Series PRINTER VIDEO SPDIF AUDIO IN IEEE 1394 S-VIDEO AUDIO OUT OPTICAL SPDIF HDTV / SDTV CABLE/ ANTENNA IN L/MONO...

  • Page 38: Data Devices

    Internet access, e-mail, IP Telephony, E-Commerce, and home banking. Your DCT* may be equipped with the interface connections illustrated, but their functionality depends on the services offered by your service provider. DCT6400 Series User Guide DCT6400 Series VIDEO SPDIF AUDIO IN...

  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    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 DCT* will not Verify that the AC power cord is connected to the DCT* power on and an AC outlet.

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    (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic Verify that the receiver is properly configured to work with all connected speakers. DCT6400 Series User Guide button on the DCT* or the remote on the remote MUTE ®...

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    Problem Possible Solution There is no video Verify that the TV is powered on and set to the on the TV screen appropriate input source for the DCT*. Verify that the DCT* is powered on and tuned to an authorized cable channel. Verify that the coaxial cable feed is firmly connected to the DCT* and the wall jack.

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    Some SD programs are broadcast in the letterbox format with black bars above and below the picture. Some wide screens TVs offer a zoom feature that may be able to remove the black bars (see your TV manual for information about zooming 4:3 video). DCT6400 Series User Guide...

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    Problem Possible Solution There are black This may occur on a 4:3 TV if the 4:3 OVERRIDE setting bars on all four is OFF. To cause 4:3 SD programming to fill the screen, sides of the picture depending on the capabilities of the TV, set 4:3 OVERRIDE to 480i or 480p.

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