Cabling the Optional RF Bypass Switch
The RF Bypass switch option supports modulated video and audio outputs for a variety of
configurations that enable you to meet the needs of individual subscribers.
The RF Bypass switch is a factory option and requires specific platform support software.
The RF Bypass switch enables the cable signal to pass directly to a cable-ready TV, bypassing
the DCT*. The bypass mode is automatically initiated under one of three conditions: when the
DCT* loses power, when it is turned off from the front panel, or when the user manually
activates the switch by pressing the A/B key. If the DCT* loses power or is turned off, the
subscriber can continue viewing the clear analog channels on the cable system. Activating
bypass mode enables you to tape a tuned channel from the DCT* while watching a different
clear channel that is bypassed to the TV.
Proper RF Bypass operation requires:
Special configuration data from the addressable controller
Proper user interface settings in the Electronic Program Guide (EPG).
Figure 3-5 illustrates RF cabling to an optional VCR using the RF Bypass switch. When a VCR
is not present, install the supplied jumper cable from the
RF Bypass switch
The DCT* RF output does not carry stereo for digital channels. All VCR recordings made using
this connection will be in mono for digital channels.
The video connections shown in this illustration do not support HDTV. For more information,
see "Cabling the DCT* to an HDTV."
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