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Motorola DVR530 User Manual

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  • Page 2 Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the Motorola Digital Video Recorder (DVR). For optimum performance and safety, read this guide and retain it for future reference. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR FRONT), REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read instructions. 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 warning. Pay attention to all warnings on the equipment operating instructions. Follow instructions.
  • Page 4 Programming Copyright Notice Use of this device may violate Section 605 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, if that use consists of the unauthorized interception and divulgence of radio communications for one’s own benefit where there is no entitlement to its receipt.
  • Page 5 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola could void the user’s right to operate the equipment and/or the equipment warranty. Eqiupment Attachment Limitations Note: This product was FCC approved under test conditions that included the use of shielded I/O cables and connectors between system components.
  • Page 6 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 7: Table Of Contents

    Option 4. Closed Caption ... 19 Option 5. Video Settings ... 19 Option 6. Video Adjustments ... 20 Option 7. System Status ... 20 Option 8. DVR (Digital Video Recorder) ... 20 Introduction to Digital Video Recorder...21-24 Recording...25-26 Managing Recordings...27 DVR Playback...28...
  • Page 8: Dvr Basics

    5. MAIL LED Indicates an unread message in the mailbox. 6. TIMER LED A steady light indicates a timer is set. A flashing light indicates the DVR is tuned to a timer program or within two minutes of a timer program.
  • Page 9 Back Panel 13. POWER CORD 14. ANTENNA INPUT For analog off-air broadcast antenna. 15. CH3/4 SWITCH To set the RF output to channel 3 or 4. 16. RF OUTPUT 17. COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUTS 18. COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT (Y Pb Pr) 19.
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Dvr

    Connect the external antenna input if applicable for local off-air TV broadcast. Plug the DVR power cord into a standard power outlet. Wait one minute, and then press the ON key located on the left side of the satellite receiver’s front panel.
  • Page 12: Menu Navigation

    For step by step instructions on user screens including Interests, Favourites, Parental Controls, Timers, Mail Messages and DVR, consult the Quick Reference Guide. Program Guide The Guide has two modes: Picture-in Guide and Full Screen Guide.
  • Page 13 Scroll ahead in 6 hr. increments by pressing >> (Fast Forward), or back by pressing << (Rewind) on the remote. View program information by pressing the Info key. Interests Press Interests on the remote or select it from the Options screen to display the Interests menu.
  • Page 14 Parental Controls Press the Locks key on the remote or select it from the Options menu. Enhanced parental controls allows you to lock-out programs by either TV, movie or content ratings as well as individual channels. Password protected. Lock-out PPV channels to avoid surprise charges for movies someone else has ordered. Timers Create event timers to program your viewing schedule and never miss your favourite shows.
  • Page 15 Select this option to view receiver Mail Messages. Caller ID Select this option to view Call Logs, and to edit Caller Names DVR List Select this option to view the list of programs recorded on their DVR530. See page 27 for details.
  • Page 16: Authorizing Your Receiver

    Authorizing Your Receiver Press the EXIT key on the remote control. Then press the number keys to select the authorization channel. This number is obtained from your provider. Press the OPTIONS key on the remote control, System Setup (option 6), and System Settings (option 4), then System Status (option 7) and the menu will appear.
  • Page 17: System Settings Overview

    Menu Navigation Overview System Settings. The System Settings menu provides access to menus that allow you to adjust the operation of your system. These include the following: Systems Settings: Option 1. User Settings Audio Language. The Audio Language option allows you to select the audio language for your programs.
  • Page 18: Option 2. Audio Settings

    System Settings: Option 2. Audio Settings From the System Settings menu select Audio Settings (option 2). If you are in SAT mode (digital) broadcast, three options appear on the Audio Settings menu. AudioConnections. Select Audio Connections, and you will be able to select either TV, HiFi, or No Compression (the default is HiFi).
  • Page 19: Option 4. Closed Caption

    Menu Navigation 3. Reportback If your receiver has been authorized to receive Instant Pay Per View (IPPV) events this menu allows you to initiate a manual reportback. This screen shows the Trip Count and the Reportback Status. The Trip Counter displays the message activity from your service provider. Select START to begin the reportback or press GO BACK to return to Installation Settings Menu.
  • Page 20: Option 6. Video Adjustments

    - There is a program blackout in your area. - There is a technical problem. System Settings Option 8: DVR (Digital Video Recorder) These menus allow you to change your DVR settings, delete recorded programs and reset your DVR settings.
  • Page 21: Introduction To Digital Video Recorder

    DVR Overview Setting DVR Options The DVR530 is the first satellite receiver from Star Choice to feature Digital Video Recording (DVR) technology. Similar to a personal computer, the DVR530 has an internal hard disk onto which video and audio are recorded. The recordings are 100% digital, maintaining the superb quality of the original broadcast.
  • Page 22 Reminder Timer will display their on-screen reminders whether you are watching live programming or recorded programming. A DVR Timer will allow the automatic recording of program(s) you specify. The DVR Timer is a new feature unique to the DVR530, and is the primary means of recording programs.
  • Page 23 Scheduled Events (Timers) Creating Timers from the IPG (cont) DVR Timers can be set by a special short-cut: highlight the program you wish to record and press the record button on the remote control to instantly create a DVR Timer for the program.
  • Page 24 Timer Conflicts The DVR530 is capable of handling one DVR Timer and one Auto-Tune OR Reminder Timer that begin at the exact same time, but cannot support two DVR Timers or two Auto-Tune/ Reminder Timers with the same Start Time.
  • Page 25: Recording

    Recording Recording Programs The DVR530 uses an internal hard disk with 160 gigabytes of storage capacity, able store over 130 hours of Standard Definition programming or more than 25 hours in High Definition programming. The DVR will automatically record each program in the proper format, and is capable of storing programs in both formats simultaneously.
  • Page 26: Recording

    IPG, Options Menu and DVR List. Only Impulse Recording will be unavailable while another program is being recorded. While your program is being recorded, all other features of the DVR530 are still available, so you may view any live or recorded programs, with the full control to pause, reverse or...
  • Page 27: Managing Recordings

    Managing Recordings Recording Problems If your DVR530 experiences an interruption in satellite reception or AC power during a recording event, the resulting recording may be incomplete, and the video and audio could be partially distorted during playback. In extreme cases, a problem of this sort could result in total loss of the program being recorded.
  • Page 28: Dvr Playback

    DVR Playback Viewing Recorded Programs Select the recording you wish to view from within the DVR List to display the Recording Details screen. Select “PLAY” to view the recording. You may begin playback of a program before the recording has completed, and the recording will continue as you view the program from the beginning.
  • Page 29: Live Programming Controls

    Live Programming Controls Protecting and Deleting Recorded Programs Recorded programs remain stored on the DVR530 until you choose to delete them. After a recording has completed you can prevent accidental deletion of the program by protecting it. Within the Recording Details screen for a recorded program, select “PROTECT”...
  • Page 30 You may view the IPG, Options Menu and DVR List while a live program is paused, but tuning to a different channel, playing a previously recorded program or putting the DVR530 into standby mode will erase the delayed recording and you will be unable to resume your paused program.
  • Page 31: On-Screen Controls

    On-Screen Controls On-Screen Displays During Viewing While viewing recorded programs or using live TV features like pause, the DVR530 helps you control the playback with on-screen icons and indicators. On-screen displays usually disappear to give you an unobstructed view of your programs,...
  • Page 32 Navigation Compass. Indicates that the browsing buttons on the remote can be or are being used. Typically seen during live programming when no recording or playback features are being used. Play/Pause. Indicates that the program is playing normally or paused. Stop.
  • Page 33: Remote Control

    The remote contol will operate the DVR while in the SAT mode. TV, DVD, and other modes may need to be programmed (see page 20) before the remote control will operate your specific home theater components.
  • Page 34: Programming Your Remote Control

    Programming Your DVR remote control can be programmed to operate your TV and auxiliary components. Follow these instructions to program the remote control. - Turn on the TV or component you wish to program. - Use the table in this section to find the brand of the desired component.
  • Page 35 Remote Control Verifying Your Component Codes To verify the accepted programming codes follow these steps. - Press the SAT, TV, DVD or AUX key for at least three seconds or until the LED blinks. - Press the “INFO” key. The LED will blink, indicating the code of your component in the following sequence.
  • Page 36: Tv And Remote Control Codes

    TV Codes Curtis Mathes ... 1006, 1016, 1018, 1023 AOC ... 1005, 1006, 1019, 1020, 1023 ... 1026, 1041, 1059, 1090, 1125, 1131 ... 1024, 1120, 1140, 1163, 1173 ... 1151, 1163, 1172, 1192, 1194, 1224 Admiral ... 1003, 1018, 1034, 1041 Daewoo ...
  • Page 37 Remote Control 1003, 1005, 1008, 1009, 1014, 1028, 1048 ... 1110, 1112, 1132, 1151, 1163, 1172 ... 1078, 1079, 1080, 1082, 1084, 1086, 1087 ... 1173, 1175 1192, 1194 .. 1125, 1130, 1134, 1149, 1168, 1172, 1182, 1210 Symphonic ... 1041, 1132, 1179 Radio Shack ...
  • Page 38 ... 2139, 2147, 2154, 2158, 2173, 2178, 2194 ... 2124, 2125, 2140, 2169, 2178 Radio Shack 2054, 2056, 2068, 2081, 2082, 2084 Motorola ... 2054, 2158, 2178 2085, 2088, 2091, 2114, 2130, 2154, 2161, 2172 Multitech ... 2088, 2089, 2091, 2154, 2174 Realistic ...
  • Page 39 Remote Control Starcom ... 6235 Proscan ... 3019, 3205 Stargate ... 6007, 6022, 6065, 6163 Quasar ... 3058, 3236 Tocom ... 6241, 6242, 6243 RCA ... 3059, 3105, 3205, 3245 Zenith ... 6247, 6248 Radio Shack ... 3225 Runco ... 3207 Aiwa ...
  • Page 40 NEC ... 5234 Zenith ... 4205, 4206, 4228 Optimus ... 5232 Satellite Orion ... 5219, 5226 Motorola ... 0000-0007 Panasonic ... 5010, 5231, 5232, 5255 CD Players Philco ... 5236, 5237, 5251 Philips ... 5236, 5237, 5223, 5251 Aiwa ... 3026, 3027 Pioneer ...
  • Page 41: Specifications

    Specifications INPUT L-Band Input Input frequency 950 to 2150 MHz Input impedance 75 ohm Input level -65 dBm to -25 dBm Return loss 8 dB minimum Demodulator QPSK demodulator OUTPUTS Component Video S-Video Output Level Luminance (Y) 1.0 V pp ±15% into 75 ohm Chrominance (C) 286 mV pp ±15% into 75 ohm Connector...
  • Page 42: Warranty Coverage

    Warranty Coverage RECEIVER WARRANTY COVERAGE Within 1-365 days from date of purchase. • Call our Customer Care Centre (1 888 554-STAR) to see if we can help you troubleshoot the problem on the spot. • If it can’t be fixed over the phone, you’ll be given a Return Tracking Code # (RTC) needed to return the receiver for warranty coverage.

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