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  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    REPAIRS If you find the unit in need of repair, call Motorola Support at 1-866-668-2271 or 1-866-MOT-BCS1 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with a dry cloth.

  • Page 3: Regulatory Information, Declaration Of Conformity

    According to 47 CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers, Motorola, Inc., 6450 Sequence Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, 1-800-225-9446, declares under sole responsibility that the product identifies with 47 CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device.

  • Page 4: Software License

    Motorola or its third party licensors and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this License, the copying, reproduction, distribution, or preparation of derivative works of the Software, any portion of the Product, or the documentation is strictly prohibited by such laws and treaty provisions.

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    (such as translation, transformation, or adaptation) without written permission from Motorola, Inc. Motorola reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of Motorola to provide notification of such revision or change. Motorola provides this guide without warranty of any kind, either implied or expressed, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Setting up Your Cable Terminal For optimal viewing On-Screen Graphics Connecting Your Cable Terminal Video Connection Options Important Safety Considerations Connecting to an A/V Receiver – Audio Only Connecting to a Stereo TV Connecting to a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR DCT3080 User Guide...

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    Connecting to an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR Recording Your Connections Data Devices Troubleshooting DCT3080 User Guide...

  • Page 8: Introduction

    The unit employs a process called “down-converting” to allow high-definition programming to be viewed in standard definition format. The DCT3080 contains a hard drive for hours of DVR functionality, providing the ability to watch and recording programs simultaneously. This User Guide introduces the basic features, outlines important safeguards, and provides options for integrating your cable terminal into your entertainment system.

  • Page 9: Overview, Front Panel

    DCT3080 User Guide OVERVIEW Front Panel The front panel controls provide functional navigation if the remote control is lost or is temporarily out of service. Certain functions, such as those requiring a numeric entry, require a remote control. Figure 2-1...

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    (not supported by all applications) Displays the channel number or time of day. The LED DISPLAY indicators are: MSGS — the DCT3080 has received messages for you to read ON — the DCT3080 is powered on RECORD — the DVR is recording REMOTE —...

  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    DCT3080 User Guide Rear Panel The rear panel contains an unswitched power outlet; connectors for video, audio, and RF cabling; data output; and modem and data interface connectors. Some connectors (USB, ETHERNET) might not be enabled and require the support of application software.

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    • • * These connectors (USB and ETHERNET) might not enabled and might require the support of the application software DCT3080 User Guide ® Digital or PCM audio output The bottom plug is an input for the AC power cord...

  • Page 13: Operation, Turning Power On And Off, Changing Channels, Adjusting The Volume, Interactive Program Guide

    The interactive program guide (IPG) displays information about TV programs and enables you to access features such as Parental Control or Pay-Per-View. IPGs can vary with each cable provider. Refer to your IPG manual for detailed instructions. on the cable terminal front panel, or DCT3080 User Guide CABLE...

  • Page 14: Digital Video Recorder (dvr)

    DCT3080 User Guide DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR) The DCT3080 contains a hard drive for the DVR to record standard- and high-definition TV programs. A standard VCR records and plays analog video. DVR records and plays digital video. Unlike an analog tape, the hard drive allows simultaneous recording and playback.

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    DCT3080 User Guide The following illustrates the approximate recording capacity of the DCT3080 with its 80GB hard drive. Note that the storage capacity is determined by the actual data rate of the program and the DVR application installed on the unit.

  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Cable Terminal For Optimal Viewing

    SETTING UP YOUR CABLE TERMINAL FOR OPTIMAL VIEWING For the best viewing, follow the settings below: Power off the DCT3080, and then immediately press the on the front panel. If the TV is on, the on-screen menu lists the settings you can configure: >...

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    Turns closed captions off or on. The front panel display Closed Caption indicates the status of the closed captions. Defaults to DISABLED. Options are ENABLED or DISABLED. Analog: Not configurable on the DCT3080. Service Selection Digital: PRIMARY LANGUAGE, SECONDARY LANGUAGE, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The default is PRIMARY LANGUAGE.

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    Options are AUTO or USER. To reset all User Settings to their defaults, select this option Restore All and press the ► key. Defaults To exit the menu and save your settings, press the DCT3080 User Guide POWER key. MENU...

  • Page 19: On-screen Graphics, Connecting Your Cable Terminal

    ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS The DCT3080 can generate on-screen graphics that overlay the video programming or fill the entire television screen. Common examples include on-screen menus (such as the User Setting menu), closed captions, and interactive program guides. The cable terminal overlays these graphics whenever you display a menu, enable closed captions, or scroll through a program grid.

  • Page 20: Video Connection Options, Important Safety Considerations

    ( ) output. VIDEO • RF coaxial – standard definition only If your TV only has a coaxial RF input, connect it to the DCT3080 connector. RF OUT Important Safety Considerations Follow these important safety guidelines when positioning and connecting your cable terminal: •...

  • Page 21: Connecting To An A/v Receiver – Audio Only

    Do not place it in a sealed enclosure without providing for adequate airflow. • Do not plug the AC power cord into a switched power outlet. CONNECTING TO AN A/V RECEIVER – AUDIO ONLY DCT3080 User Guide...

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    Connecting an A/V Receiver – Audio Only The audio connections options to your A/V receiver or home theater receiver are: • Optical SPDIF: Connect the optical SPDIF cable to the connector on the cable terminal and the corresponding SPDIF connector on the A/V receiver.

  • Page 23: Connecting To A Stereo Tv


  • Page 24: Connecting A Stereo Tv

    Depending on the TV’s inputs: If possible, use the If the TV has no S-Video input, use the composite connectors on the DCT3080. If the TV has an RF input only, use the cable terminal. The RF connection carries video and audio.

  • Page 25: Connecting To A Stereo Tv And Stereo Vcr


  • Page 26: Connecting A Stereo Tv And Stereo Vcr

    INPUT AUDIO R VIDEO OUT connector on the stereo VCR. INPUT VIDEO OUTPUT AUDIO R OUTPUT VIDEO connector on the stereo TV. INPUT VIDEO DCT3080 User Guide connectors connectors on connector on the cable INPUT AUDIO RIGHT connector on the LEFT...

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    VIDEO VCR OUT OUTPUT VIDEO connector on the A/V receiver. VIDEO VCR IN connector on the stereo TV INPUT VIDEO video connector on the A/V receiver. or coaxial outputs instead of the stereo SPDIF DCT3080 User Guide connectors on connector on the...

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    DCT3080 User Guide RECORDING YOUR CONNECTIONS Use this diagram to record the connections between your home entertainment components. You can use this diagram to reconnect your system if you move the equipment or add new equipment. Disconnect the power from the cable terminal before connecting or changing cable connections.

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    DCT3080 User Guide...

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    Do not attempt to connect data devices without contacting your service provider. Advanced data features require the proper application and network infrastructure to operate. In addition to high quality audio and video, the DCT3080 can deliver high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail, IP Telephony, E-Commerce, and home banking.

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    Press and release operation keys one at a time, firmly and deliberately. Try changing channels using the buttons on the cable terminal front panel. Check the batteries in the remote control. Install new batteries if needed. DCT3080 User Guide button on the cable terminal front panel POWER POWER...

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    Verify that the home theater receiver is set to a surround sound audio mode (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic Dolby Pro Logic II). Verify that the receiver is properly configured to work with all connected speakers.

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    Try setting the TV Type to 4:3 PAN/SCAN to get a full-screen picture with no black bars. DCT3080 User Guide Press the ► key to cycle through the available output formats until a picture displays on the TV.

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    The noise varies in volume occasionally when the speed of the internal fan adjusts to changes in the temperature around the DCT3080. Please note the hard drive will stay on even when the DCT3080 is turned off. DCT3080 User Guide...

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