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    Welcome to DIRECTV...

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    SDOC-00072-501 Rev. A AH68-01335A SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. HEADQUARTERS 105 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660-0511 TEL : 1-800-SAMSUNG SERVICE DIVISION 400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856 1-800-SAMSUNG(1-800-726-7864) www.SAMSUNGUSA.com DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo, DIRECTV SPORTS, and Advanced Program Guide are trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., and are used with permission.

  • Page 4: Welcome To The Directv Family

    , with up to 14 days of program listings, and the ability to pause and replay live TV. Plus, with Pick Programs to Record and the other incredibly powerful and easy to use features of your DIRECTV DVR service, you ™...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Using this Guide ................vii Chapter 1: Connecting .

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    Channel Banner ................51 Play with Live TV .

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    Questions About the DVR’s Phone Calls ........

  • Page 8: Using This Guide

    DVR with TiVo Service. The recording service provided through the ® DIRECTV DVR. DIRECTV DVR. Refers collectively to the satellite antenna receiver and the DVR hardware. ® DVR to your “DIRECTV Central Pick Programs to Throughout this guide, you will see important and helpful notes and tips in this format.

  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Connecting

    The TiVo Logo. As you use your DIRECTV DVR, you’ll see the TiVo logo in places like the Now Playing List and TiVo Suggestions. Your new DVR incorporates the latest DVR (Digital Video Recorder) technology from TiVo. This means you have access to exclusive...

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    HAPTER Connecting Overview Before You Begin Useful Terms Cables and Accessories Setup Examples...

  • Page 11: Overview

    ® When you connect your DIRECTV DVR to your television and other audio/video equipment, you are simply creating a path that starts at the satellite dish antenna and goes in (through IN jacks) and out (through OUT jacks) of your equipment until it reaches your TV.

  • Page 12: Before You Begin

    DVR service and Showcases, and for pay per view functionality. You do not need to install a new telephone jack or phone number for the DVR to work; it can detect when your phone line is in use and will only make calls when the phone line is available.

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    TVs, you can purchase a multiswitch (described on page 6) that will allow you to connect two cables to your new DVR as well as one to an existing receiver for your second TV. Using an Antenna or Cable Connection, in Addition to DIRECTV Programming...

  • Page 14: Useful Terms

    “fingers” pointing back at the dish, a 2 satellite dish antenna has two, and a 3 satellite dish antenna has three. If you own a 2 or 3 satellite dish antenna, your DVR will not work properly unless you have connected a multiswitch with at least four inputs and two outputs.

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    TVs. If you currently own a Dual LNB dish that is connected to two televisions, a multiswitch will allow you to connect two cables to your new DVR as well as one to a satellite receiver on your second television. If you own a 2 or 3 satellite dish antenna, your DVR will not work unless you have connected a multiswitch with at least four inputs and two outputs.

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    BNC Cable: A BNC Cable is similar to a coaxial RF cable and transfers both audio and video. This type of cable is not included with your DVR. However, you may already be using a BNC cable in an existing connection to your TV. If so, you can purchase an adapter that will allow you to connect BNC cables to the RF In or RF Out jacks on your DVR.

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    If you are installing the DVR in your home, it is very unlikely that you are using a digital PBX phone system. Do not connect your DVR to a digital PBX phone system. Doing so may permanently damage your DVR’s modem and will void your warranty.

  • Page 18: Cables And Accessories

    Cables and Accessories In addition to your television and the equipment that shipped with this DIRECTV DVR (shown below), you’ll need a satellite dish antenna — before you connect the DVR and a standard, analog phone line (see page 3 for details).

  • Page 19: Setup Examples

    C h a p t e r 1 If your TV has only one audio connector, connect just the white and yellow ends of the Composite A/V cable (don’t connect the red end). Setup Examples Audio and Video Cables Composite. Many TVs and VCRs have connectors for Composite A/V cables. If your equipment has them, you can use the Composite A/V cables for both audio and video.

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    This chapter provides detailed examples showing how to connect the DIRECTV DVR to your existing audio/video system. Choose the example closest to your configuration and follow the steps in that section. Example 1: DVR with VCR, DVD and/or game system, and switch box or A/V • receiver (see page 12) •...

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    DVD Player or Game System Audio R L Video Note: Audio/Video cables shown are examples only. Use the best connections available on your equipment. C o n n e c t i n g Audio R L Video DIRECTV DVR AC~In...

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    Connect one coaxial RF cable that comes from your satellite dish antenna to the jack labeled “Satellite In 1” on the DVR. If you have a second coaxial RF cable from your satellite dish antenna, connect it to the jack labeled “Satellite In 2.”...

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    C h a p t e r 1 To switch between watching your VCR and watching video from your DVR, you will need to use the “Input,” “Source,” or “TV/Video” button on your TV or TV’s remote control to change the video source.

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    “Satellite In 2.” 2 Connect the DVR to your TV. Look at the back of your TV and see what types of jacks are available. Connect the DVR’s output to the TV’s input using the best connection available.

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    C h a p t e r 1 C o n n e c t i n g Example 3: DVR Only Television Antenna INPUT VIDEO S-VIDEO DIRECTV DVR AC~In Note: Audio/Video cables shown are examples only. Use the best connections available on your equipment.

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    “Satellite In 2.” 2 Connect the DVR to your TV. Look at the back of your TV and see what types of jacks are available. Connect the DVR’s output to the TV’s input using the best connection available.

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    If you are having trouble changing the video source, refer to the instructions that came with your TV. Example 4: DVR, VCR, Antenna or Cable, and Multiple Input TV Television INPUT VIDEO Audio L Video...

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    RF cable that comes from your satellite dish antenna to the jack labeled “Satellite In 1” on the DVR. If you have a second coaxial RF cable from your satellite dish antenna, connect it to the jack labeled “Satellite In 2.”...

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    If you are having trouble changing the video source, refer to the instructions that came with your TV. Example 5: DVR with VCR, Antenna or Cable, and Single Input TV Television DIRECTV DVR AC~In Note: Audio/Video cables shown are examples only. Use the best connections available on your equipment.

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    2 Use coaxial RF cable to connect the DVR’s output to your VCR’s input. Be sure to select an output of channel 3 or 4 using the small switch on the back of the DVR. You will then need to set your VCR’s output to the same channel (3 or 4), and tune your TV to that same channel (3 or 4), to receive a signal 3 Use coaxial RF cable to connect your VCR’s output to your TV’s input.

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    C h a p t e r 1 C o n n e c t i n g...

  • Page 32: Chapter 2: Guided Setup

    HAPTER Guided Setup Overview Satellite Dish Guided Setup Activate Phone Setup...

  • Page 33: Overview

    “Introducing the Remote Control” on the inside front cover of this guide. Welcome. When you first turn on your DIRECTV DVR, you will see a gray screen that says “Welcome. Powering up,” followed by the Welcome screen (shown to the side).

  • Page 34: Satellite Dish Guided Setup

    Connect Cables. After you press SELECT on the Welcome screen, you’ll see a reminder to make sure all cables are properly connected to the DVR and to your TV. Press SELECT when you are ready to continue.

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    “Satellite In” jacks and then choose “Two cables” on this screen. ZIP Code. Use the number keys on your remote control to enter your ZIP code. The DVR uses your ZIP code to determine the direction your satellite dish antenna should point. If you make a mistake, press LEFT arrow to correct it.

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    Confirming Setup, Satellite Info. At each of the next two screens there is a short wait while the DVR confirms your set-up then gathers a list of channels from the satellite. S a t e l l i t e D i s h G u i d e d S e t u p...

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    ZIP code or your type of satellite dish antenna. If you are trying to set up the DVR, choose one of the options that return to part of Satellite Dish Guided Setup. For example, if you received the “Satellite Info Error,”...

  • Page 38: Activate

    DIRECTV access card and the make, model, serial number, and 12 digit Receiver ID number of your DVR, found on a label on the back of the DVR and on the System Information screen. (Press the DIRECTV button, then select “Messages & Setup” then “System Information.”)

  • Page 39: Phone Setup

    DVR service and Showcases, and for pay per view functionality. By default, the DVR will not pick up the phone if the line is busy. If you pick up the phone while the DVR is using the line, the DVR’s modem will disconnect. To use the phone line you should hang up, wait at least 45 seconds, then pick up the phone again to get a dial tone.

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    Moving Your DVR. If you take your DVR with you to a location without satellite access— for example, on a weekend get-away to a mountain cabin—you will still be able to connect it to a television and watch programs saved in the Now Playing List.

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    DVR’s modem and will void your warranty. Digital PBX phone systems allow many phones to share a single telephone number and are usually used in hotels and offices. If you are installing the DVR in your home, it is unlikely you are using a digital PBX phone system.

  • Page 42: Chapter 3: The Basics In 5 Short Tours

    HAPTER The Basics in 5 Short Tours Tour 1: Play with Live TV Tour 2: DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide™ Tour 3: Find and Record Your Favorite Programs Tour 4: Search for New Programs Tour 5: Now Playing List Cool Things You Can Do...

  • Page 43: Tour 1: Play With Live Tv

    C h a p t e r 3 T h e B a s i c s i n 5 S h o r t T o u r s Tour 1: Play with Live TV In this tour, you’ll take a look at how you can control live TV. So grab your remote! Chan First, press the PAUSE button—the program you’re watching pauses.

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    Press PAUSE or PLAY to see the status bar. It shows a one-hour period. The green segment is the portion of the current hour that has been saved by your DIRECTV DVR. The right edge of the green part is always the current time.

  • Page 45: Tour 2: Directv Advanced Program Guide

    “Record this Showing.” If the program is currently playing, the DVR changes channels and begins recording; otherwise, the recording is scheduled for the future. When you’re recording, the red light on the front of the DVR illuminates.

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    T o u r 2 : D I R E C T V A d v a n c e d P r o g r a m G u i d e ™ First, create a list of favorite channels. Press the DIRECTV button to see DIRECTV Central.

  • Page 47: Tour 3: Find And Record Your Favorite Programs

    What’s more, if you have not changed the channel for a while, your DIRECTV DVR will add to your recording whatever part of the program it has already saved, up to 30 minutes. Your DVR also provides many ways to quickly search large numbers of programs, find your favorites, and schedule recordings in advance.

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    “The.”) Move the white box to “O” and press SELECT again. The list changes. Your DVR searches through all available programs (usually, data for the next two weeks) to find those that begin with “DO,” then lists those programs. This can be a great way to find a show if you are not sure of its full name.

  • Page 49: Tour 4: Search For New Programs

    T h e B a s i c s i n 5 S h o r t T o u r s Tour 4: Search for New Programs Your DIRECTV DVR helps you find what you want to watch—both exciting new shows and old favorites you might have forgotten.

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    You can press SELECT on a suggestion, then set up a recording. As an added bonus, when the DIRECTV DVR has empty space, it may automatically record some of TiVo Suggestions. You will find them at the bottom of the Now Playing List, below programs you requested.

  • Page 51: Tour 5: Now Playing List

    T h e B a s i c s i n 5 S h o r t T o u r s Tour 5: Now Playing List Your DIRECTV DVR can record many hours of programming. (Enough to fill a slew of video tapes!) Fortunately, it also labels and organizes all those saved programs. Unlike a VCR, the Now Playing List on your DVR gives you instant access to all recorded programs—no need to spend time searching for an episode on that tape you thought you...

  • Page 52: Cool Things You Can Do

    C o o l T h i n g s Y o u C a n D o Cool Things You Can Do Never be late for your favorite programs: Working late? Stuck in traffic? Don’t worry. If you set up a recording or a Season Pass, the program will be waiting for you in the Now Playing List.

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    To activate both tuners, both Satellite In jacks on the back of the DVR must be connected to cables from your satellite dish antenna (or a multiswitch), and you must choose the “Two cables”...

  • Page 54: Chapter 4: Watching Live Tv

    HAPTER Watching Live TV Let’s Go! DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide™ Channel Banner Play with Live TV Status Bar Music Channels Standby...

  • Page 55: Let's Go

    If you leave one of these two channels, the saved information on the original channel is cleared, and the DVR starts saving live TV on the new channel. Let’s Go! Here are two ways to watch live TV: •...

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    With Dual Tuner, if you’re switching between two channels by using the DOWN arrow, the DVR saves up to 30 minutes of live TV on both channels. If you move to a new channel (that is, a third channel), the saved portion on the first channel is cleared, and the DVR starts to save live TV on the new channel (in addition to the other most recent channel you were watching).

  • Page 57: Directv Advanced Program Guide

    C h a p t e r 4 W a t c h i n g L i v e T V DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide ™ ™ While you are watching live TV, the Advanced Program Guide shows you current and upcoming programs.

  • Page 58: Grid Guide

    Grid Guide Title, date, time the program airs, and other applicable information (rating, alternate audio, CC, Dolby Digital) Channel number and channel call letters Guide options (Push INFO button to set) List Guide Current time Programs during this time slot D I R E C T V A d v a n c e d P r o g r a m G u i d e ™...

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    C h a p t e r 4 By customizing the guide, you can use it to display only program information you want to see. For example, you can use the movie filter to quickly check what movies are on, or use the “Favorite Channels”...

  • Page 60: Channel Banner

    Channel Banner Shortcuts. The large channel banner has a number of selectable icons. To select an icon, use the UP and DOWN arrows to highlight it, then press SELECT. Select to start a recording. This icon is bright when the DVR is recording a program, dim when it is not recording.

  • Page 61: Play With Live Tv

    Play with Live TV Part of the fun of watching live TV and recorded programs with your DIRECTV DVR is using the pause, instant replay, and slow motion features. Here’s a list of the things you can do with the special buttons on your remote control: Record: Records a program.

  • Page 62: Status Bar

    15 minutes). In recorded programs, the bar shows the program’s length. The green portion of the bar represents the part of the program saved by the DVR. The DVR automatically saves up to 30 minutes of live TV. You can rewind and fast forward through the saved portions of a program.

  • Page 63: Music Channels

    C h a p t e r 4 W a t c h i n g L i v e T V Music Channels Some DIRECTV channels feature continuous music. You can tune to a music channel just as you would any other channel. You cannot record music channels or use special features—such as pause or rewind—on a music channel.

  • Page 64: Standby

    If you temporarily turned off Parental Controls, standby mode enables them again. • The lights on the front of the DVR go out and it shows a black screen on your TV. It responds to only a few buttons on the remote control.

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    C h a p t e r 4 W a t c h i n g L i v e T V...

  • Page 66: Chapter 5: Finding And Recording Programs

    HAPTER Finding and Recording Programs Recording Programs: The Basics Finding Programs to Record I Already Know What I Want to Record I Know What I Like Help Me Find New Programs...

  • Page 67: Recording Programs: The Basics

    F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s Recording Programs: The Basics All programs saved on your DVR are listed in the Now Playing List (no more searching through unlabeled videotapes!). To go to the Now Playing List, press the DIRECTV button on your remote control twice, or press the LIST button.

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    Parental Controls. If Parental Controls are on when you schedule a Season Pass, the • DVR checks its current program information to see if any upcoming program violates a Parental Control. If a program does, the DVR requires the current password to continue. See page 90. •...

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    C h a p t e r 5 F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s Managing Your Season Pass recordings. With Dual Tuner, you can record two programs at the same time.

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    Keep Until. (Only available for a repeating recording.) If you change this setting from “Space needed” (the default) to “Until I delete,” programs are saved until you delete them. If your DVR fills up with programs marked “Until I delete,” it will stop making new recordings until you delete some old programs.

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    Keep At Least. (Only available for an individual recording.) This option sets the minimum amount of time for the DVR to keep a recording. The default setting is two days, except for pay per view events, which default to “Save until I delete.”...

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    Program Information Screen In the Program Guide, highlighting a program title (that is not currently playing) and pressing SELECT displays some information about the program. You can also choose “Season Pass & other options” to get to the Program Information screen. The Program Information screen includes a brief description of the selected program.

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    C h a p t e r 5 F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s Actions you can take. The lower part of the Program Information screen shows actions you can take.

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    Reviewing the To Do List The To Do List shows all scheduled recordings. To view it, go to DIRECTV Central, then Pick Programs to Record, then To Do List. After setting up a recording, you can confirm that it is scheduled on the To Do List. Individual recordings have a single checkmark ) to the left of the program title.

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    Preparing for Save to VCR: 1. Set up your VCR. Be sure you have connected your DVR’s video and audio to the VCR’s video and audio. See the Start Here poster that came with your DVR.

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    Using Save to VCR: 1. Go to the Now Playing List, highlight the show you want to save, then press SELECT. 2. Using the arrow buttons, highlight “Save to VCR,” then press SELECT. 3. Select “Start saving from the beginning.” 4.

  • Page 77: Finding Programs To Record

    F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s Finding Programs to Record Find shows to record. The DVR service allows you to quickly set up recordings for the shows you already know you love. It also helps you search for fun, exciting new programs that match your interests, hobbies, favorite stars and genres.

  • Page 78: I Already Know What I Want To Record

    I Already Know What I Want to Record The following options are useful if you already know the title of the program you want to record: • Search by Title • Record by Time or Channel • Manually Record by Time or Channel Search by Title Use Search by Title if you are looking for a specific program and you know its name.

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    C h a p t e r 5 F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s Record by Time/Channel Record by Time/Channel offers you three choices: Browse by Time, Browse by Channel, and Manually Record Time/Channel.

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    Browse by Channel Browse by Channel lets you browse through programs on a particular channel. You can start with all channels or just your favorites. To browse by channel: 1. Highlight and select either “All Channels,” which includes all the channels you receive, or “Favorite Channels,”...

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    C h a p t e r 5 Record by Time or Channel is useful for times when you want to record only a portion of a program, for example, the opening monologue of a talk show. F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s Manually Record by Time or Channel Manually Record Time/Channel lets you schedule a recording on a specific channel at a specific time, just as you would with a VCR.

  • Page 82: I Know What I Like

    I K n o w W h a t I L i k e I Know What I Like If you know what you like, WishList searches are great! They allow you to find and automatically record shows that match your interests, tastes, passions, and whims. You can search for future programs with your favorite actor or director by creating an Actor or Director WishList.

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    C h a p t e r 5 If you set up an auto-recording WishList for sports, consider using ™ the Overtime Scheduler (a recording option described on see page 62) to make sure you don’t miss the most exciting part of the game! F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s WishList for the movie’s title and year.

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    Creating a WishList From Search Using WishLists, select “Create new WishList.” Next, select the type of WishList: Actor, Director, Category Only, Keyword, or Title. For most WishList searches, you use the keypad on the next screen to spell out what you’re looking for. As the last step, you’ll then be able to select a category and subcategory to narrow your search.

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    If you enter more than one keyword, the WishList only finds programs that match all of your keywords. With Keyword WishList searches, the DVR service checks for your keywords in the program or episode title, description, actor, director, year, and category information.

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    Tips for entering keywords • To specify an exact phrase in a Keyword or Title WishList, surround a set of words with quotation marks (to enter quotation marks, press PAUSE ( keyword BILL SIMON might also turn up a documentary about Simon Branden with a director whose name is Bill.

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    C h a p t e r 5 If you create an auto-recording WishList with the category “Sports,” previews of pay per view programs may be recorded and appear on your Now Playing List. These will be marked as partial recordings on the Program Information screen.

  • Page 88: Help Me Find New Programs

    DIRECTV Central, then select this option. TiVo Suggestions Your DVR tries to make sure there is always something interesting on for you to watch. How does it know what you will like? It tries to predict your preferences based on Thumb ratings you have given other programs, and on the single THUMBS UP given to programs you choose to record.

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    F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s When there is empty space in the Now Playing List, the DVR service may record TiVo Suggestions for you.

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    4. Use the CHAN DOWN button to see themes that are not visible at first. When you highlight a theme, a short description of it appears at the top of the screen. Select a theme. A list of programs appears. 5.

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    C h a p t e r 5 F i n d i n g a n d R e c o r d i n g P r o g r a m s...

  • Page 92: Chapter 6: Messages And Setup

    HAPTER Messages and Setup Messages from DIRECTV Purchases My Preferences Recorder & Phone Setup System Information Troubleshooting Restart or Reset System...

  • Page 93: Messages From Directv

    C h a p t e r 6 M e s s a g e s a n d S e t u p Messages from DIRECTV From time to time DIRECTV may send you messages about updates to your service and other important notices.

  • Page 94: Purchases

    Purchases To see the Purchases screen, first press the DIRECTV Button, then Messages and Setup, then select “Purchases.” The Purchases screen displays a list of all pay per view programs you have purchased, along with their date and time. Each program in the list is also marked either “Upcoming,”...

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    DVR. Though some events have dedicated channels that allow ordering more than 24 hours in advance,...

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    DVR to purchase a pay per view event more than 24 hours before the event airs. Recorded pay per view programs are marked “Save Until I Delete” (the green icon) by default. That way your recorded movies are saved until you manually delete them from the Now Playing screen.

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    Cancel this recording. Available if the program has been purchased and is being • recorded. Selecting this option cancels the recording. (Because the DVR began recording the program, you will still be charged for the purchase.) Continue recording. Available if the program is already recording. Selecting this •...

  • Page 98: My Preferences

    It can be customized to include only channels you actually subscribe to and to reflect your viewing preferences (for example: if you never watch a channel and don’t plan to set up any recordings on it, or let the DVR service search for programs on it, you can de-select it here).

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    C h a p t e r 6 The large version of the channel banner has a shortcut to Parental Controls. Press INFO, then press the DOWN arrow to highlight the lock icon, then press SELECT. Your changes are saved automatically. Press the LEFT or the RIGHT arrow to return to the Customize Channels screen.

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    On the Parental Controls screen, select “Re-enable Parental Controls,” or • Put the DVR in Standby, then take it out of Standby. To do this, press the DIRECTV button on the remote control, then select “Standby,” or press the Standby button on the DVR.

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    C h a p t e r 6 To turn off Auto Re-lock: Go to Messages & Setup, then My Preferences, then Parental Controls. Press the DOWN arrow to highlight “Auto Re-lock,” then press SELECT. Enter your password, then highlight and select “Auto Re-lock off.” Rating Settings for TV and Movies ( Movies that are originally meant for release to theaters have a different rating system from programs that are made for TV.

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    To set Rating Limits for Specific TV Content: 1. From Parental Controls, select “Rating Settings,” then enter the password and press SELECT. 2. Select Block by TV Content. 3. A list of categories appears on the next screen. Select a category (for example, V-Violence).

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    C h a p t e r 6 Motion Picture Association of America ratings for movies G: General Audiences. Most parents would find this material suitable for all ages. PG: Parental Guidance Suggested. Parents may find portions of this material unsuitable for younger children. PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned.

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    Channel Lock for Live TV ( You can lock individual channels so that a password is required to view any program on those channels. To lock or unlock channels: 1. From the Parental Controls screen, select “Channel Lock,” and then enter the password.

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    ® Dolby Digital. This sets your DVR’s default to automatically record and output Dolby Digital audio whenever a program includes it. You should do this if you have the digital output of your DVR connected to an audio/visual system equipped with Dolby decoding.

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    Programs you have recorded or scheduled to record will never be deleted to make room for TiVo Suggestions. If space is needed to save programs you have scheduled to record, TiVo Suggestions are the first things to be deleted. When you set up your DVR, automatic recording of TiVo Suggestions is on.

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    Anamorphic. This method allows the DVR to choose how to display the image. If TV Aspect Ratio is set to Wide Screen, the DVR displays a wide screen image. If TV Aspect Ratio is set to Standard, the DVR displays a Letterbox image.

  • Page 108: Recorder & Phone Setup

    R e c o r d e r & P h o n e S e t u p Recorder & Phone Setup Options under Recorder & Phone Setup affect the basic functioning of the DVR. Most of these settings were established before or during Guided Setup, and you may not ever need to change them.

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    C h a p t e r 6 then reporting through a cell phone or walkie-talkie to the person who is adjusting the satellite dish antenna. When you first come to this screen, it shows signal strength for the transponder that carries the current channel.

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    After you start the call, the status indicator reads “Starting Up.” The status will update as it cycles through various states. You can watch TV and use your DVR while the call is in progress. The DVR typically uses the phone for less than ten minutes during a daily call.

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    2. Use the number keypad on the remote to set the area code, then press SELECT. If you changed the area code, or if the DVR has not made a daily call in the last twenty-four hours, the Update Numbers screen appears and the DVR calls the DVR service. After the phone call, press SELECT.

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    132.) Set Dial Prefix. You can use this screen to specify a prefix if the DVR needs to use one to reach an outside line (for example, the DVR may need to dial “9” before it dials out). Use the number keys on the remote control to enter the prefix.

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    With ‘Phone Avail.’ Detection turned off, the DVR must pick up the line to check for a dial tone. If you are on the phone when the DVR tries to call, you may hear a click on the line. If you have another modem call in progress (on your computer or other device), that call may be disrupted if the DVR attempts to make a service call.

  • Page 114

    If the Access Card test failed, check your Access Card. The proper side of the Access Card should be inserted firmly into the slot on the front of the DVR. If you have inserted the correct card firmly, and the Access Card test is still failing, see the Customer Care information on the back of this manual.

  • Page 115: System Information

    DVR’s storage capacity. You’ll need some of this information if you call Customer Care for support. You can use CHAN UP/DOWN to see all of the screen.

  • Page 116: Troubleshooting

    T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g Troubleshooting Parental Controls Troubleshooting This screen provides a brief description of how to use Parental Controls. Use CHAN UP/ DOWN to see all of the text on the screen. Phone Troubleshooting This screen provides tips to help you troubleshoot problems with your phone connection.

  • Page 117: Restart Or Reset System

    Selecting a reset option brings you to a warning screen. To continue press THUMBS DOWN three times, then press ENTER. Restart the DVR. Shuts down the DVR and starts it up again. It will not affect recorded programs, Season Pass items, WishList searches, or TiVo Suggestions.

  • Page 118: Chapter 7: Programming The Remote Control

    HAPTER Programming the Remote Control Introduction Instructions: TV Power, Volume, and TV Input Resetting the Programmable Buttons Setting a Remote Address...

  • Page 119: Introduction

    Using the Remote with a TV and A/V Stereo System The DIRECTV remote will already work with your DVR. You can also set it up to control your TV and A/V stereo system. For example, you can set up the remote to: Control TV power, volume, mute, and input settings: Complete the instructions on •...

  • Page 120: Instructions: Tv Power, Volume, And Tv Input

    3. Prepare the remote control. Point the remote away from your DVR. Refer to the table below and determine which two buttons to press to prepare the remote. Press and hold the buttons simultaneously for about 5 seconds (until the red light at the end of the remote control lights up and stays on when you release the buttons).

  • Page 121

    If none of the codes listed allows you to control your device, a code search may detect the correct code. Performing a code search can take up to 20 minutes. 1. Prepare the remote control. Point the remote away from your DVR. Refer to the table below and determine which two buttons to press to prepare the remote.

  • Page 122

    Unfortunately, due to the great variety of TVs and A/V stereo systems, some makes and models are not compatible with your DVR’s remote control. If you reach the end of the available codes without finding a code that works with your device, you will need to use your TV or A/V stereo system’s remote to turn it on and off, and control...

  • Page 123: Resetting The Programmable Buttons

    Once you do so, all the buttons on the remote will return to the unprogrammed state of a new remote. 1. Prepare the remote control. Point the remote away from your DVR. Press and hold the TV PWR button and DIRECTV button simultaneously until the red light at the end of the remote control comes on, remains steady, then stays on when you release the buttons.

  • Page 124: Setting A Remote Address

    1. If the DVRs are both in the same room, cover the area around the shiny, dark plastic window on the front of one DVR. You can use a dark piece of cloth, a magazine, or anything thick and opaque. This prevents the DVR from receiving signals.

  • Page 125

    P r o g r a m m i n g t h e R e m o t e C o n t r o l C h a p t e r 7...

  • Page 126: Chapter 8: Troubleshooting

    Questions About Installation Questions About Live TV (Including Satellite Signal) Questions About Pick Programs to Record Questions About Parental Controls Questions About the DVR’s Phone Calls Questions About Audio Questions About Pay Per View Questions About the Remote Control Questions About the DIRECTV ®...

  • Page 127: Contacting Customer Care

    Understanding an on-screen message regarding your service. • When you call either SAMSUNG or DIRECTV, you will need the 12 digit number on your DIRECTV access card and the make, model, serial number, and 12 digit Receiver ID number of your DVR, found on a label on the back of the DVR and on the System Information screen.

  • Page 128: Questions About Installation

    TV. • If you did not connect the DVR directly to the TV but are instead passing the signal through your VCR, make sure your VCR is displaying the appropriate video source.

  • Page 129: Questions About Live Tv (including Satellite Signal)

    C h a p t e r 8 Questions About Live TV (Including Satellite Signal) During Satellite Guided Setup, the screen got stuck on the Satellite Info screen. • Press the DIRECTV button, then select “Messages and Setup,” then select “Recorder &...

  • Page 130

    • Your DVR downloads program guide data throughout the day from your satellite connection. It takes a day or two for the DVR to get all of its guide data (up to 14 days) after you have completed Guided Setup.

  • Page 131

    How do I get back to the last channel I was watching? • When watching live TV, typing a channel number jumps the DVR to that channel. Press ENTER/LAST if you want to go back to the prior channel. I can’t tune to one of my channels.

  • Page 132

    Q u e s t i o n s A b o u t L i v e T V ( I n c l u d i n g S a t e l l i t e S i g n a l ) When I power on my TV, I see the message “Searching for satellite signal...” Your DVR is having trouble tuning to the channel you are on. Follow these steps to restore the video: •...

  • Page 133

    • You may be able to fix the problem yourself. Try restarting the DVR: From Messages & Setup select “Restart or Reset System,” then “Restart the Recorder.” If you cannot fix the problem, call DIRECTV Customer Care at 1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-347-3288).

  • Page 134: Questions About Pick Programs To Record

    I can’t find my program in the listings, although I know it's on. • Your DVR may not have all its program guide data yet. When you first begin to use your DVR, it begins to download guide information from the DIRECTV satellites. It takes a day or two before complete information (up to 14 days) is available for you to use.

  • Page 135

    C h a p t e r 8 Can I recover a recorded program that was deleted? How can I save a program longer? • Unfortunately, there is no way to bring back a program that has been deleted from the Now Playing List.

  • Page 136

    Can I copy or archive programs to a ZIP drive or any other computer storage media? • No, the DVR does not copy or archive recordings to any device other than a VCR. How do I go back to the beginning of a recording I’m watching? •...

  • Page 137

    (programs marked “Save until I delete” have a green circle beside them) your DVR may tell you that you do not have enough space. To make space, delete some of the programs listed in the Now Playing List. You can delete a program by highlighting it in Now Playing List, then pressing CLEAR.

  • Page 138

    My program didn’t get recorded. I set the DVR up to record something, and it’s not in Now Playing List. • If this happens, you can check Recording History for an explanation why the program did not record. Recording History is the first selection available in the To Do List.

  • Page 139

    After that, programs may be deleted to make room for other recordings you request. Recordings of pay per view events are kept until you delete them. The DVR service uses this information to figure out not only what space will be available but when it will become available.

  • Page 140: Questions About Parental Controls

    Whenever you enter a password to bypass Parental Controls, Parental Controls become temporarily turned off. If they are turned off, you can turn them back on at the Parental Controls screen (see page 90), or by putting your DVR in standby mode and then taking it out of standby.

  • Page 141: Questions About The Dvr's Phone Calls

    • Verify that your phone line is working by connecting a phone to the phone cord and checking for a dial tone. Make sure the phone cord is connected to the DVR and the wall jack. •...

  • Page 142

    Connection,” then “Change Dialing Options.” Turn off “Phone avail. detection.” • You might have too much line noise to make a connection. The DVR ships with a 25 foot phone cord. Try a shorter cord, or buy a line noise filter at your local electronics store.

  • Page 143

    C h a p t e r 8 Why does the DVR have to be connected to a phone line? Do I need to keep the phone connected all the time? • The DVR should be plugged in to a land-based phone line at all times to receive the ®...

  • Page 144: Questions About Audio

    Questions About Audio I can’t select an alternate audio track. • Alternate audio tracks are not available for all programs. If a program has an alternate audio track, you can select it through the channel banner. • Programs are recorded with only one audio track, either the primary or an alternate audio track, so you cannot select an alternate audio track on a recorded program.

  • Page 145: Questions About Pay Per View

    GUIDE. • In general, pay per view events can be ordered through the DVR within 24 hours of their air time. If you see a message that says cost information is not available, you can wait until less than 24 hours before the program airs and try again.

  • Page 146

    • If the program exceeds a limit set with Parental Controls, and Parental Controls are on, you will need a password to view it. • If you are attempting to order a pay per view selection with your remote control and cannot, call DIRECTV Customer Care at the number provided on the back of this guide.

  • Page 147: Questions About The Remote Control

    Questions About the Remote Control My remote control doesn’t work with my television. • You need to program the DVR’s remote control to control some functions of your television or audio/visual equipment. See page 109. My remote control doesn’t work with my DVR.

  • Page 148: Questions About The Dvr Service

    Season Pass recordings, allow you to search for programs by name, and so on. The DVR service also provides you with new Showcases. Lastly, the service keeps your DVR updated to make sure you have the most current functionality available for your ®...

  • Page 149

    TiVo Suggestions isn’t making accurate suggestions for me. • If you haven’t had your DVR for very long, give it time. It may take a week or two of use before your personal preference profile has enough data to make interesting suggestions.

  • Page 150: Chapter 9: Warranty And Specifications

    HAPTER Warranty and Specifications Limited Warranty FCC Information Specifications Safety Instructions...

  • Page 151: Limited Warranty

    This exchange is done without charge to you for parts and labor. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping. From 90 days to 1 year from the date of purchase, your DVR will be replaced with a new, repaired, renewed, or comparable product (whichever is deemed necessary) if it becomes defective or inoperative.

  • Page 152

    Customer Care. TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE... Warranty service will be provided by SAMSUNG. If you believe you need service for your DVR, contact the SAMSUNG customer care center at 1-800-726-7864. A representative will go through a diagnostic checklist with you.

  • Page 153: Fcc Information

    (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Responsible Party: Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mount Arlington, NJ07856 1-800-726-7864 • Trade Name: SAMSUNG ®...

  • Page 154

    Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mount Arlington, NJ07856 1-800-726-7864 F C C I n f o r m a t i o n DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THIS EQUIPMENT.

  • Page 155: Specifications

    C h a p t e r 9 CAUTION: To prevent electrical shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, and fully insert. Recording capacity depends on signal quality and type of programming being recorded. W a r r a n t y a n d S p e c i f i c a t i o n s Specifications Satellite In: F-Type Connector Female (2)

  • Page 156

    Your DVR is able to receive upgrades or modifications to some of its features and functions. These modifications will occur automatically, usually at times when the DVR would not be in use. If your DVR is in use when an upgrade or modification is sent, you may experience a disruption in reception for a minute or two.

  • Page 157: Safety Instructions

    C h a p t e r 9 W a r r a n t y a n d S p e c i f i c a t i o n s Safety Instructions This product was designed and manufactured to meet strict quality and safety standards. There are, however, some installation and operation precautions of which you should be particularly aware.

  • Page 158

    — 12. Object and Liquid Entry Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots, as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short the parts, resulting in the risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on this product. —...

  • Page 159

    The DIRECTV DVR is equipped with a plug that will fit into the power outlet only one way. Do not modify the plug. If the plug does not fit, contact your electrician to replace your outlet. To prevent electric shock, do not use this plug with an extension cord or outlet unless you can fully insert the blades without blade exposure.

  • Page 160: Appendix A: Back Panel Reference

    PPENDIX Back Panel Reference...

  • Page 161

    1. AC ~ In: When you’ve finished making all of the other connections, plug the AC power cord (supplied) into this opening to turn on the DVR. The DVR does not use a separate on/off switch; plugging it in switches it on.

  • Page 162

    L/R Audio outputs, do not plug in the yellow Composite Video cable. 9. Digital Audio Out: You can use the Digital Audio Out to connect your DVR to an A/V receiver with a digital audio input. To do so, you will need an optical audio cable (not supplied).

  • Page 163

    (3 or 4) in order to view programs through the DVR. 13. RF Out: If your TV only has RF In, connect the DVR to your TV’s RF In using the coaxial RF cable (supplied). The RF In jack on your TV may not be labeled “RF In;” it may be labeled “VHF/UHF In”...

  • Page 164: Appendix B: Gnu General Public License

    PPENDIX GNU General Public License...

  • Page 165

    A p p e n d i x B GNU General Public License Version 2, June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

  • Page 166

    either the Program or any derivative work under copyright law: that is to say, a work containing the Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in the term “modification”.) Each licensee is addressed as “you”.

  • Page 167

    A p p e n d i x B a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or, b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the...

  • Page 168

    copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program. If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other circumstances.

  • Page 169

    A p p e n d i x B but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

  • Page 170: Index

    Index...

  • Page 171

    A/V receiver 7 Programming remote to control Access Card 6 Accessories and cables 9 Activate DIRECTV and DVR Services 29 Actor WishList. See WishList. Advance button 52 Advisories 63 Anamorphic 98 Antenna or cable connection 4 Area Code 30 see also Dial-In Number...

  • Page 172

    Fast Forward Forward button 52 Frame Back 52 Frame Forward 52 Glossary of Icons vii GNU General Public License 156 In jack 2 Instant replay button 52 Jacks 2 Language Audio language Letterbox 49, 98 Linux software license 156 LINUX source, obtaining 147 Live TV 52 Macrovision 147 Manual Season Pass 72...

  • Page 173

    Terms, useful 5 Test signal strength 99 Thumb ratings 41 Resetting Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down see also TiVo Suggestions Time How the DVR’s clock is set Time Zone 105 TiVo Logo viii TiVo Suggestions Resetting TiVolution Magazine 40 Tone/Pulse 103...

  • Page 174

    These appear when you press the THUMBS UP or THUMBS DOWN button. You can give a program up to three Thumbs ™ ™ or three Thumbs Down These appear when an option—such as automatically scheduling an upcoming program or watching an additional program segment—is available.

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