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Scientific Atlanta EXPLORER 2000 User Manual

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EXPLORER
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Digital Home Communications Terminal
User's Guide

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    ® EXPLORER 2000 Digital Home Communications Terminal User’s Guide...

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    ® EXPLORER 2000 Digital Home Communications Terminal. See EXPLORER 2000 Front Panel in this guide for information about basic functions using the EXPLORER 2000 front panel controls. The procedures in this guide include pictures of screens and symbols of remote control buttons.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Important Rules for Safe Operation ... iv Quick Reference ... 1 • Model 8650-ER1 Remote Control ... 1 • EXPLORER 2000 Front Panel ... 3 How to Use Your EXPLORER 2000 ... 4 • Interactive Program Guide ... 4 • Quick Settings Screen ... 5 •...

  • Page 4: Important Rules For Safe Operation

    Liquid or Moisture Do not expose this equipment to liquid or moisture. Do not place this equipment on a wet surface. Do not spill liquids on or near this equipment. EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued on next page 565069 Rev B...

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    Avoid electric shock and fire hazard. Never push objects through the openings in this equipment. Objects can touch dangerous voltage points or cause electrical shorts that can result in electric shock or fire. 565069 Rev B EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued Continued on next page...

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    Do not open the cover of this equipment. If you open the cover, your warranty will be void. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel only. Contact your cable company for instructions. EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued Continued on next page...

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    If this equipment exhibits a distinct change in performance Upon completion of any service or repairs to this equipment (home terminal), ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the equipment is in proper operating condition. 565069 Rev B EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued...

  • Page 8: Quick Reference

    Model 8650-ER1 Remote Control T6424 Notes: • Program the remote control before you use the EXPLORER 2000. See Appendix A for programming procedures. • Make sure you use only alkaline batteries in the remote control. See Replacing the Remote Control Batteries later in this guide for more information.

  • Page 9: Optional Features 1

    Pauses tape Device Control Switches control between your VCR and Video On Demand (VOD) movie Switches control between your TV and VCR Controls the BYPASS option (See Optional Features) 565069 Rev B EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued on next page...

  • Page 10: Explorer 2000 Front Panel

    EXPLORER 2000 Front Panel Display Increases or decreases volume Moves channels up or down Turns EXPLORER 2000 power on or off Power is on when indicator is lit (Factory use only) Optional bypass feature is on when indicator is lit...

  • Page 11: How To Use Your Explorer 2000

    How to Use Your EXPLORER 2000 Interactive Program Guide The Interactive Program Guide is a convenient way to see a list of current and up-coming programs and quickly tune to channels. Press display the Interactive Program Guide. Typical Interactive Program Guide Note: If you select a channel within a past or current time slot, you display the program on that channel (which may be in progress).

  • Page 12: Quick Settings Screen

    How to Use Your EXPLORER 2000, Quick Settings Screen The Quick Settings screen contains shortcuts that allow you to quickly access frequently used features. Press Quick Settings screen. EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued on the remote control to display the...

  • Page 13: Quick Settings Options

    Adds the current channel to your list of favorite channels. to Favorites Enable Locks or unlocks your blocked channels. Unlocking allows Parental viewing of all blocked channels while your EXPLORER 2000 Control is on. Record Records the current channel. Make sure your VCR...

  • Page 14: General Settings Screen

    General Settings Screen The General Settings screen contains preferences that enable you to define the functions and features of your EXPLORER 2000. See General Settings Preferences for a description of each preference on the screen. Note: Your cable company determines which options appear on your screens.

  • Page 15: General Settings Preferences

    How to Use Your EXPLORER 2000, General Settings Preferences Preference Description AC Outlet Multi-feature AC power outlet for your TV: • Always On - Must power-on your EXPLORER 2000 and your TV separately • On with Settop - TVpowers-on when you power-on your EXPLORER 2000 •...

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    Note: You must have the VCR Commander to record a program through the EXPLORER 2000. Otherwise, use your VCR remote control to set recording times and record programs Wake-Up Timer Sets the time of day you would like the EXPLORER 2000 to power-on EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued...

  • Page 17: Understanding The Icons

    How to Use Your EXPLORER 2000, Understanding the Icons Icons in the channel banner and the Interactive Program Guide provide information about the channel you are watching. Icon Description Blocked channel Unblocked channel Closed captioned - channel has text subtitles for hearing- impaired viewers.

  • Page 18: Understanding Ratings For Television Programs

    How to Use Your EXPLORER 2000, Understanding Ratings for Television Programs The table below describes the rating categories and codes that are associated with television programs in the United States. Icon Description Program is appropriate for children of all ages, and specifically designed for children ages 2 through 6 years.

  • Page 19: Optional Features

    Inquire with your cable company about available options. Listening to Music You can listen to music through your EXPLORER 2000 unit. The music is transmitted via digital signal with quality comparable to that of a CD (compact disc).

  • Page 20: How To Install The Bypass Module

    Optional Features, Continued How to Install the Bypass Module The EXPLORER 2000 provides a bypass feature that allows you to view an analog channel while recording a digital (or analog) channel on your VCR. 1. Bend the metal tab to the...

  • Page 21: How To Use Bypass

    When you use Bypass, the regular cable signal goes to your television, and you can watch any regular cable channel. At the same time, the EXPLORER 2000 sends digital cable signals to your VCR for digital channel recording. When you disable the Bypass feature, both your VCR and TV receive the cable signals.

  • Page 22: How To Install Tape And View

    Continued How to Install Tape and View The Tape and View feature allows you to use two EXPLORER 2000 Digital Home Communications Terminals, connected by an Ethernet cable, to watch one digital cable program while recording another. You use your remote control to control the primary (View) EXPLORER 2000.

  • Page 23: How To Connect

    To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of power plug to wide slot, and fully insert. Caution: Before you power on the EXPLORER 2000, install the AC power plug into the EXPLORER 2000 unit first, then plug it into an electrical outlet.

  • Page 24: To Connect A Non-cable Ready Tv

    How to Connect, Continued To Connect a Non-Cable Ready TV T6460 EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Jumper Cable VHF Matching Transformer TV Set VHF Antenna Terminals TV Set UHF Antenna Terminals (not used) Rear of Non-Cable Ready TV Continued on next page...

  • Page 25: Back Panel Connections

    To connect a camcorder, a VCR with S-Video, or a TV Output with S-Video. You use this connection, also connect the L/R audio output on the EXPLORER 2000 to the same connections on your TV, VCR, or stereo Video Output To connect the video channel to a TV or VCR.

  • Page 26: To Connect To A Tv And Vcr

    S T E R E O S T E R E O AC-3 DATA ETHERNET Back of TV CABLE/ ANTENNA T6426 EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Cable Input CABLE IN AUDIO CABLE S-VIDEO VIDEO BYPASS To VCR Back of VCR IN FROM ANT.

  • Page 27: To Connect To A Stereo Tv And Non-stereo Vcr

    S T E R E O AC-3 DATA ETHERNET Input Audio Back of TV RIGHT AUDIO VIDEO LEFT T6427 565069 Rev B EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Cable Input CABLE IN AUDIO AUDIO CABLE S-VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO BYPASS Input Video To VCR Back of VCR CABLE/ IN FROM ANT.

  • Page 28: To Connect To A Stereo Tv, Stereo Vcr, And Stereo Receiver

    Back of Stereo Receiver/ Back of TV Amplifier RIGHT RIGHT VIDEO AUDIO LEFT LEFT To TV or Stereo T6428 EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Cable Input CABLE IN AUDIO AUDIO CABLE S-VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO BYPASS AUDIO 1 VIDEO 1 CABLE/ ANTENNA...

  • Page 29: To Connect To A Stereo Tv, Non-stereo Vcr, And Stereo Receiver

    Stereo Audio Receiver/ Amplifier Back of TV RIGHT CABLE/ ANTENNA AUDIO LEFT T6429 565069 Rev B EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Cable Input CABLE IN AUDIO AUDIO CABLE S-VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO BYPASS To VCR Back of VCR IN FROM ANT. OUT TO TV...

  • Page 30: To Connect To An Ac-3decoder

    To Connect to an AC-3 Decoder Should you have a Dolby AC-3 DATA ETHERNET VIDEO 3 PLAY IN (COAXIAL) T6461 EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide ® AC-3 Decoder, connect as follows: CABLE IN AUDIO CABLE S-VIDEO VIDEO BYPASS 565069 Rev B...

  • Page 31: Problems

    Problem What To Do No picture • Plug your television and EXPLORER 2000 into an electrical outlet. • Make sure all cables are properly connected. • Make sure the TV power is on. • If your setup includes a VCR and/or stereo, make sure you have properly connected them to the EXPLORER 2000.

  • Page 32: Replace The Remote Control Batteries

    3. Insert and firmly seat two new AA batteries (alkaline required) into the battery compartment. 4. Slide the front of the battery cover back onto the remote control and snap the back of the cover into place. EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide T6434 T6435 T6436...

  • Page 33: Appendix A How To Program The Remote Control

    1. Locate the TV setup code in the tables on the pages that follow. If your TV is not listed, see Searching the Code Library. 2. Point the remote control away from the EXPLORER 2000, the TV, and the VCR.

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    How to Program the Remote Control, To Program for VCR Operation You can program the EXPLORER 2000 remote control to play video tapes. If you want the EXPLORER 2000 to manage the recording of events with your VCR, you must use the VCR Commander must manually program your VCR to record.

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    030, 180, 044, 061, 065, 068, 070, 074, 107, 159, 168, 465 Kenwood Kloss Daewoo 106, 465 Denon 565069 Rev B EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued Code TV Brand Code Luxman 168, 191, 192, Logik 193, 194, 250, 061, 068, 168,...

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    Vidikron Scotch Vidtech Scott 192, 193, 194, Viking Sears 061, 068, 070, Wards 168, 170, 185, 192, 193 EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued Code TV Brand Code Yamaha 033, 044 Zenith 030, 031 107, 179 192, 193, 194 044, 068...

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    049, 055, 074, Cybernex Daewoo 059, 292 Kenwood Denon Dynatech Kodak Electrohome Lloyd’s 565069 Rev B EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued Code VCR Brand Code Logik Magnasonic 014, 016, 051, 057, 075, 135, Magnavox 049, 053, 095, 198, 222, 225,...

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    Runco Unitech Samsung 059, 254 Vector Sanky 053, 062 Vector Sansui 014, 055, 081 Research EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued Code VCR Brand Code 060, 061, 118, Video Concepts 059, 075 Videosonic 057, 059, 135, Wards 014, 049, 056, 198, 225, 226...

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    The remote control LED blinks twice. 6. Point the remote toward the device you programmed and power-on and off to confirm operation. 565069 Rev B EXPLORER 2000 User’s Guide Continued at the same at the same...

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    If you need to know what code you programmed your TV or VCR, the remote control indicates each number in the code based on the number of LED blinks. 1. Point the remote control away from the EXPLORER 2000, the TV, and the VCR. 2. Do one of the following: •...

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    You can program the remote control to control the volume and mute functions through the EXPLORER 2000, or through your TV. 1. Point the remote control away from the EXPLORER 2000, the TV, and the VCR. 2. Press and hold remote control blinks twice.

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    Notices Trademarks Scientific-Atlanta, Scientific-Atlanta ARCs Logo, and EXPLORER are registered trademarks of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. VCR Commander, and Tape ‘N View are trademarks of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. Other trademarks listed herein are the property of their respective owners. Disclaimer Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may appear in this guide.

  • Page 44: Regulatory Notices

    Regulatory Notices United States FCC Compliance This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the applicable limits of Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more...

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