IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 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.
Lightning For added protection for this equipment during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the video product due to lightning and power line surges.
CON TENTS Introduction...2 Front Panel...3 Rear Panel ...6 Rear Panel Options...9 Recording Your Connections... 10 Using the Remote Control ... 11 Installing Batteries...15 Basic Operation ...16 Turning Power On and Off ...16 Changing Channels ...16 Adjusting the Volume...16 Electronic Program Guide ...17 Audio/Video Connections...18 Connecting your DCT 2000 ...19 Standard TV Cabling...
INTRODUCTION Your DCT 2000 includes one or more of the following features: Remote control Volume control Parental control Favorite channel recall Sleep and alarm timers Easy Pay-Per-View purchases Electronic program guide (EPG) Video on Demand Digital audio Congratulations on your purchase of the state-of-the-art DCT 2000 digital consumer terminal.
INTRODUCTION Front Panel The DCT 2000 front panel has 12 keys and an LED display. Use the keys to perform basic functions such as changing channels and powering on and off. Display the current channel or time of day on the LED by changing the default settings in the electronic program guide.
INTRODUCTION Item Description Lights if optional switch is activated (see Rear Panel Options) Lights to indicate that a message is present MESSAGES Displays current channel number or time of day Flashes when an error-free signal is received from the remote control REMO TE Lights when the unit is turned on POWER...
INTRODUCTION Item Description MENU Displays the Main menu SELEC T Selects menu options, Pay-Per-View (PPV) events, and tunes channels from the electronic program guide Manually enables optional modules (a cable-ready TV is required for this function) CHANNEL Changes the channel up and down Turns the DCT 2000 on and off POW ER...
INTRODUCTION Rear Panel Before you begin installing the DCT 2000 take a moment to become familiar with the rear panel connections. The rear panel connectors are for system cabling, and an AC power cord connects the DCT 2000 to an electrical power outlet.
INTRODUCTION Item Description RF IN A coaxial input that is connected to the TO RF IN, see Connecting the DCT 2000. TO RF IN A coaxial input that directs the cable signal to other connections on the DCT 2000. Removable plate This plate covers the location for an optional telephone module.
INTRODUCTION Item Description VIDEO This RCA video output connects the DCT 2000 to a composite (baseband) TV. TV Pass card slot This space is reserved for future use. Data outputs For future use with high-speed, high-definition components. IR Output An RCA output connecting the optional Infrared (IR) Blaster attachment for your DCT 2000. AC power This is a two-plug AC power outlet.
INTRODUCTION CABLE IN Sw itch CONV o ptio n s RF OUT IP PV o ptio n PHONE Rear Panel Options There are four rear panel options that can be included on your DCT 2000. Item Description A/B Switch This contains coaxial input connectors used in a dual cable system and with an A/B box.
RECORDING YOUR CONNECTIONS Du al A/B A/B In R F Bypass R F Bypass Telco re tu rn RF OUT CONV CABLE IN IPPV option Sw itch options VIDEO 2 MONITOR COAXIAL VIDEO 1 S-VIDEO VIDEO OUT R OPTICAL AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO CABLE IN...
USING THE REMOTE CON TROL CA BLE AU X HELP POWER PAGE LOCK PAGE EXIT INF O MEN U VOLUME LAST CH ANNEL FAVORITE TV/VCR ENTER STOP PLAY PAUSE RECORD F.FWD Use the remote control to operate the DCT 2000, TV, and VCR. Many of the keys on the remote control share the same function as keys on the front panel.
USING THE REMOTE CON TROL Item Description AUX, VCR, CABLE, or TV Selects the desired device to control (the selected mode remains active until you press another key) HELP Displays the help screen POWER Turns the selected home entertainment component on or off PAGE or PAGE Pages through menu screens and electronic program guide...
USING THE REMOTE CON TROL Item Description VOLUME + or Increases or decreases volume of the currently selected device VOLUME - A, B , or C Functionality is determined by your service provider NUMBER KEYS Directly selects a channel TV/VCR Enables RF bypass function (a cable-ready TV is required for this function) BYPASS Use when operating the electronic program guide (moves electronic program guide ahead or back...
USING THE REMOTE CON TROL Item Description LOCK/PPV Limits viewing of selected programs, and accesses Pay-Per-View menu (your remote control may only have this key still performs the same functions) INFO Displays the current channel and program information (not supported by all applications) MENU Displays the Main menu LAST...
USING THE REMOTE CON TROL Installing Batteries Before you can use the remote control, you must install two AA (1.5-volt) alkaline batteries: Slide open the battery door on the back of the remote control. Insert the batteries in the direction indicated on the inside of the battery compartment.
BASIC OPERA TION Turning Power On and Off Press on the front panel to turn the DCT 2000 on or off. If using the POWER remote control, be sure it is in cable mode by pressing POWER Changing Channels You can change channels in two ways: Press on the front panel of the DCT 2000, or CHANNEL...
BASIC OPERA TION 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 can vary in look and feel with each service provider. Reference the electronic program guide instruction manual for detailed instructions.
AUDIO/VIDEO CONNE CTIONS NOTE It is important to remember not to place anything on top of the DCT 2000 and to provide for adequate ventilation to prevent overheating. Before you begin to hookup your DCT 2000, review the following: For basic cable connections, use 75-ohm coaxial cables equipped with F-type connectors.
CONNECTING YOUR DCT 2000 D CT 20 0 0 F rom c able ou tlet AUDIO VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN AUDIO CABLE IN VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO OUT Standard TV Cabling Use 75-ohm coaxial cables to connect your DCT 2000 to a TV. This is the most common cable connection and provides all of the basic features of the DCT 2000.
CONNECTING YOUR DCT 2000 From cable outlet 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 Standard VCR Cabling To connect your VCR, you will need 75-ohm coaxial cables. The illustrated VCR connection enables you to record the program you are watching, including Pay-Per-View events.
CONNECTING YOUR DCT 2000 DATA D CT 20 0 0 AUDIO VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN AUDIO CABLE VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO OUT In these illustrations the baseband connectors on entertainment components are labeled for right audio, for left audio, Composite Baseband and S-Video Connecting the DCT 2000 using the baseband RCA type outputs enables ®...
CONNECTING YOUR DCT 2000 D CT 20 0 0 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 Composite VCR Cabling This diagram illustrates how to connect the DCT 2000 to a VCR using the audio connectors on the VCR.
CONNECTING YOUR DCT 2000 D CT 20 0 0 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 STER EO AUDIO AUDIO Stereo Cabling Diagram (VCR to Stereo) This diagram illustrates how to connect the DCT 2000 to a stereo using the audio connectors on the VCR.
CONNECTING YOUR DCT 2000 D CT 20 0 0 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 STER EO AUDIO AUDIO Stereo Cabling Diagram (TV to Stereo) This configuration provides for the TV sound to play through the stereo.
Baseband with Dolby Digital This diagram illustrates audio and video connections to a Dolby Digital receiver. This configuration enables you to record on the VCR and playback with sound through the Dolby Digital receiver. If you use the Dolby Digital SPDIF output, you must connect both the left/right baseband audio out from the DCT 2000 and the SPDIF ports to the digital receiver.
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...
TROUBLESHOOTING Problem No power Remote control does not work Poor audio quality Possible Solution Reconnect the power cord. Be sure the DCT 2000 is plugged into an outlet that is always live. Press on the remote control to ensure the remote control is in cable mode. CABLE Change the batteries in your remote control according to the instructions in the section, “Installing Batteries.”...