Motorola DCT700 User Manual

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    DCT700 User Guide...

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    CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. WARNING TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

  • 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.

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    (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Battery usage Notwithstanding any information provided by Motorola in this manual regarding the use of batteries, the end user assumes all responsibility and liability to use and dispose of batteries in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

  • Page 5: Regulatory Information, Declaration Of Conformity, Canadian Compliance

    According to 47 CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers, Motorola, Inc., 6450 Sequence Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, 1-800-225-9446, declares under sole responsibility that the product identifies with 47 CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device.

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    DCT700 DCT700 Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE US Patent - 4476584, 4546387, 4575755, 4621285, 4558464, 4603349, 4613901, 4634808, 4712238, 4792973, 4864615, 4933898, 5083293, 5144664, 5111504, 5406228, 5497112, 5485577, 5091782, 5068724, 5093720, 5376968, 5345408, 5565922, 5517250, 5566089, 4908859, 5396518,...

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    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

    Basic Operation... 11 Turning Power On and Off... 11 Changing Channels ... 11 Electronic Program Guide ... 12 Audio/Video Connections...13 Connecting your DCT700 ...14 Standard TV Cabling...14 Standard VCR Cabling...15 Composite Baseband and S-Video...16 Composite VCR Cabling ...17 Stereo Cabling Diagram (VCR to Stereo)...18 Stereo Cabling Diagram (TV to Stereo)...19...

  • Page 9: Introduction

    This guide introduces you to the features and operation of the DCT700. Access to the DCT700 features is gained through the electronic program guide. To get the most out of your DCT700, be sure to read your electronic program guide instruction manual and remote control User Guide.

  • Page 10: Front Panel

    DCT700. Front Panel The DCT700 is controlled by your remote control (sold separately). The front panel has two LED displays: one to indicate the unit is turned on and one to indicate a message is present.

  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    INTRODUCTION Rear Panel Before you begin installing the DCT700, take a moment to become familiar with the rear panel connections. The rear panel includes connectors for system cabling and a power cord to connect the DCT700 to an electrical power outlet. For cabling diagrams, see “Connecting Your DCT700”.

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    Composite video output to connect the DCT700 to a TV, VCR, or A/V receiver. RF IN A coaxial input that is connected to the cable wall outlet, see Connecting the DCT700. TO TV/VCR A coaxial output to connect the DCT700 to the TV or VCR.

  • Page 13: Using The Remote Control

    PAUSE RECORD F.FWD Use the remote control to operate the DCT700, TV, and VCR. Your remote control may differ from the one illustrated here. For information on operating and programming your remote control, refer to the remote control User Guide supplied by your service provider.

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    USING THE REMOTE CONTROL Description AUDIO, VCR/DVD, Selects a device to control. The selected mode will remain active until you press another key. CABLE, OR TV HELP Displays the help screen. POWER Turns the currently selected device on or off. PAGE ▲...

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    USING THE REMOTE CONTROL Description Functionality is determined from services offered by your cable TV service provider. NUMBER KEYS Use to directly select a channel. TV/VCR or When in VCR mode, toggles between television and VCR. Bypass is not available. BYPASS STOP, PAUSE, Controls the VCR/DVD or CD player.

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    USING THE REMOTE CONTROL Description FAVORITE Displays preset favorite cable channels. ENTER/MUSIC Displays digital music channel menus. On some TV models press to enter channels.

  • Page 17: Installing Batteries

    Slide the battery door closed until it snaps into place. Point the remote control at the DCT700, and then press DCT700 does not turn on, check the orientation of the batteries or replace with new batteries. Your remote control may be different from the Motorola DRC450 Universal Remote Control illustrated here.

  • Page 18: Basic Operation, Turning Power On And Off, Changing Channels

    NOTE The DCT700 requires a remote control to operate. Turning Power On and Off To turn the DCT700 on or off, be sure it is in cable mode by pressing CABLE on your remote control and then press Changing Channels...

  • Page 19: Electronic Program Guide

    BASIC OPERATION Electronic Program Guide The electronic program guide displays information about TV programs and enables you to access features such as Parental Control or Pay-Per-View. Electronic program guides vary with each service provider. Reference the electronic program guide instruction manual for detailed instructions.

  • Page 20: Audio/video Connections

    DCT700 and to provide for adequate ventilation to prevent overheating. Before you begin to hook up your DCT700, review the following: • For basic cable connections, use 75-ohm coaxial cables equipped with F-type connectors. You can find coaxial cables in your local electronics store.

  • Page 21: Connecting Your Dct700, Standard Tv Cabling

    CABLE IN VIDEO OUT Standard TV Cabling Use 75-ohm coaxial cables to connect your DCT700 to a TV. This is the most common cable connection, and it provides all of the basic features of the DCT700. If you are connecting the coaxial...

  • Page 22: Standard Vcr Cabling

    VCR connection enables you to record the program you are watching, including Pay-Per-View events. You can also view videotapes just as you do now. The illustrated connections will not provide stereo. Connect the DCT700 using RCA baseband connectors to receive stereo (illustrated later in this section).

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    S-VIDEO OUT In these illustrations the baseband connectors on entertainment components are labeled VIDEO Composite Baseband Connecting the DCT700 using the RCA-type baseband outputs enables you to experience stereo and Dolby Surround available. for right audio, for left audio, and ®...

  • Page 24: Composite Vcr Cabling

    CABLE IN AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO CABLE OUT AUDIO VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN AUDIO CABLE IN VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO OUT Composite VCR Cabling This diagram illustrates how to connect the DCT700 to a VCR using the audio connectors on the VCR.

  • Page 25: Stereo Cabling Diagram (vcr To Stereo)

    CABLE IN VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO OUT STEREO AUDIO AUDIO Stereo Cabling Diagram (VCR to Stereo) This diagram illustrates how to connect the DCT700 to a stereo using the audio connectors on the VCR. The VCR sound is played through the stereo.

  • Page 26: Stereo Cabling Diagram (tv To Stereo)

    CONNECTING YOUR DCT700 DCT700 TV/VCR +12V RF IN AU DIO VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO CABLE IN AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO CABLE OUT AUDIO VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN AUDIO CABLE IN VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO OUT STEREO AUDIO AUDIO Stereo Cabling Diagram (TV to Stereo) This configuration provides for the TV sound to play through the stereo.

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before calling your service provider, review the troubleshooting guide. This information is to help you quickly solve a problem. If your problem still exists, contact your service provider. Problem No sound No picture Picture or sound is noisy on one channel Sound from only one stereo speaker Possible Solution Press...

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    Change the batteries in your remote control according to the instructions in the section, “Installing Batteries.” Be sure that nothing is on the DCT700 or blocking a clear line of sight between it and the remote control.

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