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Digital Receiver User's Guide


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    Digital Receiver User's Guide 1101 00101 0101001 110010110 0101110100 101110100101 0100101010110 011010110011011 1001101011100010 101100101011010101...

  • Page 2: Safety Information

    Safety Information WARNING To reduce risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this receiver to rain or moisture. Cautions Note to Cable TV Installer: Note to Antenna Installer: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Care and Cleaning: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE WARNING COVER (OR BACK).

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Setup and Connections ... 3 Step 1: Unpack the Digital Receiver ... 4 Step 2: Place Batteries in the Remote Control ... 4 Step 3: Connecting Your Receiver to Your TV and VCR ... 4 Basic Connection ... 7 Advanced Connection ...

  • Page 5: Setup And Connections

    Setup and Connections Setup and Connections Getting Started This manual is designed to get you started quickly. It first introduces you to your digital receiver system, then shows you how to use the on-screen guides and menus. In Setup and Connections, you’ll learn: •...

  • Page 6: Step 1: Unpack The Digital Receiver

    Setup and Connections Step 1: Unpack the Digital Receiver Make sure to locate the remote control. Step 2: Place Batteries in the Remote Control Follow these steps whenever you need to install or change the batteries in your digital receiver remote. Remove the cover from the battery compartment.

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    The RF jacks provide good picture and mono sound quality, and are to be used if audio/video connections are not available for your TV. Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type) The audio/video jacks provide very good picture and stereo sound quality, and should be used if your TV has no S-Video jack.

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    Setup and Connections Back of the Receiver The diagram below describes each of the back panel jacks found on your digital receiver. When connecting A/V cables, be sure to connect corresponding OUTPUTS and INPUTS (Video to Video, Right Audio to Right Audio, etc.).

  • Page 9: Basic Connection

    CH 3 or 4) and set your VCR to play. If your VCR is a brand other than RCA, GE, or ProScan, you may need to program the remote to control the VCR. See the next section, Programming the Remote.

  • Page 10: Advanced Connection

    3 or 4) and set your VCR to play. If your VCR is a brand other than RCA, GE, or ProScan, you may need to program the remote to control the VCR. See the next section, Programming the Remote.

  • Page 11: A/v Receiver Connection

    How to Listen to Programming To listen to programming using optional audio equipment, connect an A/V receiver to the digital receiver. Use RCA-type audio cables to connect the digital receiver’s left and right audio out jacks to the A/V receiver’s left and right audio in jacks.

  • Page 12: Step 4: Connecting The Vcr Controller

    Setup and Connections Step 4: Connecting the VCR Controller The VCR Controller enables the digital receiver to control your VCR so that you can record a program from the program guide. After you have affixed the ends of the controller to the VCR , you will use the on-screen menu system to test the connected devices.

  • Page 13: Step 5: Plug In And Turn On The System

    TV’s Line Input Channel. Below are some things you can try. • If your TV brand is RCA, GE, or ProScan, press TV on the remote that came with your digital receiver. Then press the INPUT button on the remote.

  • Page 14: Step 7: Set The Vcr Code

    Setup and Connections Step 7: Set the VCR Code To complete this step, make sure you have connected the VCR controller as described in step 4. To control your VCR, you will then need to tell the digital receiver which VCR brand you are using. This is done by selecting Set VCR Code from the Set-up &...

  • Page 15: Vcr Codes

    ProScan ... 000 Quartz ... 002 Quasar ... 008, 053 RCA ... 000, 005, 007, 008, 028, 035, 037, 054, 069 Radio Shack/ Realistic ... 002, 006, 008, 009, 012, 015, ... 019, 027, 043, 053 Samsung ... 007, 013, 022, 032, 042 Sansui ...

  • Page 17: Using The Remote

    This section defines the buttons on the remote and describes how to program it. The universal remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable TVs. If you have an RCA, GE, or ProScan TV or VCR, you probably don’t need to program it at all.

  • Page 18: Remote Control Buttons

    Using the Remote Remote Control Buttons LOOK Turns on the digital receiver and tells the remote to control the digital receiver system functions. POWER Turns the device you are controlling on or off. VCR Tells the remote to control the VCR. TV Tells the remote to control the TV.

  • Page 19: The Point And Select Method

    The remote can be programmed to control most brands of remote controllable TVs and VCRs. The remote is programmed to control most RCA, GE and ProScan TVs and VCRs. The remote needs to be programmed to control other manufacturers’ brands.

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    Proton ... 011, 027, 037, 072 Quasar ... 012, 038, 092 Radio Shack ... 000, 021, 025, 036, 037, 059, 064, 078 RCA ... 000, 006, 011, 012, 019, 027, 034, 038, ... 044, 046, 072, 088, 100 Realistic ... 021 Sampo ...

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    ProScan ... 000 Quartz ... 002 Quasar ... 008, 053 RCA ... 000, 005, 007, 008, 028, 035, 037, 054, 069 Radio Shack/ Realistic ... 002, 006, 008, 009, 012, 015, ... 019, 027, 043, 053 Samsung ... 007, 013, 022, 032, 042 Sansui ...

  • Page 23: The Menu System

    The Menu System The Menu System What’s a Menu? The digital receiver menu system is a list of choices, just like a menu in a restaurant. And, just as a restaurant menu is divided into sections such as appetizers, entrees, and desserts, the on-screen menus are also separated into sections to help you find the information you need.

  • Page 24: The Main Menu

    The Menu System The Main Menu The Main menu is the gateway to all other menus in the digital receiver. To view the Main menu , press the LOOK button on the remote control, then SELECT•MENU. If you are already in another menu, first press CLEAR, then SELECT•MENU.

  • Page 25: Main Menu Items

    The Menu System Main Menu Items Brief descriptions follow each of the Main menu items. Detailed information about each menu is included in this section of the manual. Program Guide Shows the Program Guide, a listing of all available programming. Shows available pay-per-view programming and special events.

  • Page 26: What Is A Program Guide

    The Menu System What is a Program Guide? At first glance, the Program Guide looks much like the TV program guide you see in a newspaper — a grid showing what programs are on during each half-hour of the day, for each channel. But you also can use the Program Guide to get more information about a program and to tune digital receiver to a specific channel.

  • Page 27: Getting Around In The Guides

    The Menu System • Press GUIDE a third time to see the Info Guide. When you point to a program in the Info Guide, you are presented with a description for that program. Press the GUIDE button three times to see the five-line information guide.

  • Page 28: Tuning To A Channel From The Guide

    The Menu System Tuning to a Channel from the Guide To tune directly to a program listed in the Program Guide, point to the program and press SELECT•MENU. If you select a program that is not currently on, a screen will appear that describes that program.

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    The Menu System screen button if this information is available. Select this button to see when the program may be broadcast again. The guide may provide a schedule of alternate times. Getting Information from TV Viewing To obtain information on the program you are currently watching, press the INFO button on the remote control.

  • Page 30: Exiting The Program Guide

    The Menu System Exiting the Program Guide There are two ways to exit the Program Guide: • Point to a channel and press SELECT•MENU. • Press CLEAR on the remote control. The Program Guide disappears, and you are returned to regular program viewing.

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    The Menu System Sort The Sort on-screen button allows you to further customize the Program Guide. Point to and select Sort to display the Sorting menu. This menu displays a list of topics on the left side of the screen, and a list of related themes on the right side of the screen.

  • Page 32: Pay-per-view Programs

    The Menu System Future The Future on-screen button is a short-cut to viewing future times in the Program Guide. Point to and select Future to display the Future Times menu. The Future button can sort the guide by time of day. The Future Times menu will sort the Program Guide by respective times, such as “Tomorrow Morning,”...

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    The Menu System Press the PPV button again to view the PPV five-line Info Guide. The PPV Program Guide lists programs and times. Purchasing and Viewing Pay-Per-View Programs To purchase a pay-per-view movie or program, you can: Find a pay-per-view program while scanning through the channel list with the CHAN arrows on the remote.

  • Page 34: Reviewing Past And Scheduled Purchases

    The Menu System You must confirm your purchase. Select Yes to confirm the purchase of the program. Select No to cancel the order. Before you purchase a program you can also select Alternate Times from the Purchase Program menu to find out if the program is available at other times.

  • Page 35: Locking And Unlocking The System

    The Menu System Locking and Unlocking the System The locking feature lets you manage your family’s access to certain programs. The User Profile settings for channel lists, rating limits, and the spending limit go into effect when you lock the system. Changing any ratings, channel lists, or the per-program spending limit is impossible without knowing the Main Profile PIN (Personal Identification Number).

  • Page 36: Setting The Spending Limit

    The Menu System Important Note: Overriding Profile Limits When you attempt to view a program that is blocked by one or more limits, a screen will appear that asks you to enter the four-digit Main Profile PIN. Enter the Main Profile PIN to override the system lock. Once you enter the Main Profile PIN, all limits will remain unlocked until you turn off the digital receiver.

  • Page 37: Profiles

    The Menu System Profiles Not everybody likes to watch the same things. Within your own family you might not want everybody to be able to watch the same things. The Profiles menu allows up to four individual members of your household to control their own viewing choices by setting up a customized channel list that can be protected with a PIN (Personal Identification Number).

  • Page 38: Creating And Editing A Profile

    The Menu System Creating and Editing a Profile The five Profiles are designed to give you easy access to customized Program Guides. You can edit these profiles to show only certain channels or programming within certain rating limits. The Main Profile is selected by default when you turn on your digital receiver.

  • Page 39: Setting The Rating Limits

    The Menu System Use the up and down arrows to go through the alphabet. When the correct letter is displayed, press the right arrow on the remote control. Each name can be up to six characters. Press SELECT•MENU to confirm the name.

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    The Menu System MPAA Ratings MPAA Ratings limit lets you set the maximum viewing limits for rated movies only. This includes movies on premium channels and pay-per-view movies, but excludes movies on regular television broadcasts. Point to MPAA Ratings Limit and press SELECT•MENU. The highlight moves to the rating list on the right side of the screen.

  • Page 41: Choosing Your Profile

    The Menu System Editing the Channel List Once you have set a user name, you have the option of creating a customized list of channels for that user. Editing your own channel list is a way to give you fast access to your favorite channels. Point to Channel List and press SELECT•MENU.

  • Page 42: Timers

    The Menu System Timers The Timers menu lets you preset your digital receiver to automatically tune to a particular channel at a predetermined time. If you have a VCR controller connected to the digital receiver and your VCR, you may also record a program at a predetermined time.

  • Page 43: The Mailbox

    The Menu System The Mailbox The mailbox shows you messages that are sent—or “mailed”—from your program provider. For example, you may receive a message calling your attention to a new service. How to tell when you have mail The power light on the front panel of the receiver flashes. Checking your mail Select Mailbox in the Main menu.

  • Page 44: The Set-up & Test Menu

    The Menu System The Set-Up & Test Menu The Set-up & Test menu is designed to ensure that you get the optimal performance from your digital receiver. It lets you adjust the receiver to your TV and VCR, choose an alternate audio track and run a diagnostic test.

  • Page 45: Picture Format

    The Menu System A check mark next to the language choice means you have selected it as your preferred option. The digital receiver will then set the audio program to reflect this choice. For example, if you select French, the digital receiver will then automatically set the audio track to French whenever French audio is available.

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    The Menu System Setting the VCR Code In order to let the digital receiver control your VCR, you need to connect the VCR Controller. (For instructions on how to make the connection, see page 10.) You will then need to tell the digital receiver which VCR brand you are using.

  • Page 47: Index

    Index antenna (digital) 4 ARROW buttons 16 AUDIO 2 button 16 Audio choice 42 Back panel 6 Batteries 4 Buttons remote 16 CHAN UP/DOWN buttons 16 Channel limits 33 Channel lists 39 CLEAR button 16 Codes remote 18, 19 VCR controller 13 Connections 4 advanced 8 audio/video quality 5...

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    INDUSTRY CANADA REGULATIONS NOTICE: The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements. Industry Canada does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s satisfaction. Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company.

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