Motorola HDT101 User Manual

High-definition off-air receiver.
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HDT101
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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide HDT101 High-Definition Off-Air Receiver...

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    The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. REPAIRS If you find the unit in need of repair, call Motorola Support at 1-866-668-2271 or 1-866-MOT-BCS1. Grounding clamps Power service grounding...

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 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. Follow instructions All operating and use instructions should be followed.

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Outdoor antenna grounding If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the equipment, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

  • Page 5: 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.

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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 7: Table Of Contents

    Tuning to Favorite Channels ...26 Setting Parental Controls...27 V-Chip ...27 Understanding V-Chip Ratings ...28 Movie Ratings...28 TV Ratings...29 Channel Lock ...30 Changing Your Password...32 Setting the HDT101’s Clock for Your Time Zone ...33 Adding a Channel ...34 Changing the On-Screen Menu Transparency...36...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Customizing the i-Banner ...36 Customizing Closed Captioning Styles ...37 Reset Data...38 CONNECTING OTHER DEVICES TO THE HDT101...39 Connecting your VCR and Standard TV ...39 Connecting your A/V Receiver, VCR, and High-definition TV...40 Connecting your A/V Receiver, VCR, and Stereo TV ...42 HDT101 ON-SCREEN MENU STRUCTURE ...44...

  • Page 9: Overview

    “over-the-air” digital television signals for your HDTV-ready home entertainment system or HDTV-capable monitor. If you are located in one of the local markets served by over-the-air digital broadcasts, you can start receiving high-definition signals with your HDT101 and an antenna.* The HDT101 offers: •...

  • Page 10: Digital Tv Options, Hdt101 Components, What You'll Need To Get Started

    Digital TV Options The HDT101 is compatible with all of the available types of digital television: Digital TV Type High-definition television (HDTV) Enhanced-definition television (EDTV) Standard-definition television (SDTV) HDT101 Components The following items are packed with your HDT101: • Remote control with batteries •...

  • Page 11: Front Panel

    POWER POWER SIGNAL LOSS Description Puts the HDT101 in standby mode. To turn the HDT101 on, simply press Lights to indicate the HDT101 is turned on. Lights to indicate the signal has been lost for the channel you are currently viewing. See “Troubleshooting”...

  • Page 12: Remote Control

    REMOTE CONTROL Audio Info List Exit Fav. Menu Select Vol.+ Vol.- V.Format A.Ratio...

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    • 1080i Select the video output format that is best for your TV’s screen and capabilities. Puts the HDT101 in standby mode. To turn the HDT101 on, simply press Displays the i-Banner, which provides detailed information about the current channel.

  • Page 14: Installing The Hdt101

    • Do not place anything on top of the HDT101, especially other home entertainment components. If you wish to connect your HDT101 to your VCR or home theater receiver, see the additional connection diagrams at the back of this manual.

  • Page 15: Connecting Video

    Connecting Video Before connecting your TV to the HDT101, you must determine which type of video connection is accepted by your TV. The HDT101 offers three different video options: • Component video (YPbPr) • S-Video • Composite video High-definition video can only be viewed with component video connections.

  • Page 16: Connecting Component Video (ypbpr)

    A fan is not included with some models. To connect component video: Connect the component video cable supplied with the HDT101 to the Y, Pb, and Pr connectors on your TV and HDT101. The cables are color-coded to assist you in making the correct connections.

  • Page 17: Connecting S-video Or Composite Video

    S-Video cable INPUT S-VIDEO VIDEO To connect S-Video: Connect an S-Video cable (not supplied) to the your HDT101 and the INPUT S To connect composite video: Connect a video cable (not supplied) to the HDT101 and the INPUT VIDEO Now proceed to the next step—connecting your audio connections.

  • Page 18: Connecting Audio

    INPUT AUDIO LEFT AUDIO RIGHT To connect your audio connections: Connect the stereo audio cable supplied with your HDT101 to the L and connectors on the HDT101 and the connectors on your TV. Now proceed to the next step—connecting your antenna and power cord.

  • Page 19: Connecting The Antenna And Power Cord

    TV signals: Connect your antenna’s coaxial cable to the HDT101. Plug the power cord supplied with your HDT101 into the HDT101’s power connector and then plug the cord into a wall outlet. Now that you’ve completed connecting your HDT101, proceed to “Finding Digital TV Stations in Your Area”...

  • Page 20: Finding Digital Tv Stations In Your Area

    FINDING DIGITAL TV STATIONS IN YOUR AREA After connecting your HDT101, you need to find the digital TV (DTV) stations available in your area: Log on to the following website: http://www.antennaweb.org/ Select Choose An Antenna. Enter your address and find the DTV stations airing the HDTV/EDTV/SDTV signals you can receive.

  • Page 21: Programming Your Hdt101

    PROGRAMMING YOUR HDT101 Before you can start using the HDT101, you need to program it with the station numbers of the over-the-air digital TV stations available in your area. This can be done by simply running auto scan from the HDT101’s on-screen menu.

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    If you wish to change your password, see “Changing Your Password” on page 32. Highlight Auto Scan and press The HDT101 starts scanning from Channels 2 to 69. The entire scan may take several minutes. An indicator is displayed showing the progress of the scan:...

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    As each digital TV signal is scanned, you’ll see the signal’s channel number and the network/channel name displayed on the Program List: The auto scan ends on channel 69 and the message “Scan Complete” is displayed. Press to return to the main menu. EXIT Press again to exit the main menu and start enjoying digital TV...

  • Page 24: Operation, Choosing Your Screen Format

    OPERATION Once your HDT101 is connected to your antenna and TV and you’ve added your TV channels, you can enjoy digital over-the-air TV programs. Simply use the remote control supplied with your HDT101 to change channels, view program information, and navigate the on-screen menus.

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    If you have a 16:9 TV: Pillarbox Features vertical black bars on either side of a 4:3 program shown on a widescreen 16:9 television screen. Since the majority of television content is 4:3, these bars allow the original program to be seen in its intended format without distortion or stretching.

  • Page 26: Using The I-banner To View Program Information

    If you want to learn more about the channel you are watching, press INFO on your remote control and the HDT101 i (Information)-Banner will be displayed: The i-Banner will not display if you are viewing the HDT101’s on-screen menu. Exit the on-screen menu and then press on your remote INFO...

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    The i-Banner provides the following information about the channel you are viewing: • Current channel number (and sub-channel number, if applicable) If the current channel is on your Favorites list and you are viewing in Favorites mode, a heart is displayed around the channel number.

  • Page 28: Tuning To A Channel

    Tuning to a Channel Use either of the following methods to tune to a channel: Press the arrow keys on your remote control to navigate to the desired channel. Enter the channel number using the number keys. You cannot tune to a sub-channel using the number keys on your remote control.

  • Page 29: Using Closed Captioning, Advanced Closed Captioning

    Using Closed Captioning To turn closed captioning off or on: Press on your remote control to display the Closed Captioning Settings. Using the captioning (in English) or highlight CC2 to select secondary closed captioning (in an alternate language). To turn off closed captioning, highlight Disable CC. Press SELECT Some programs may not transmit closed captioning.

  • Page 30: On-screen Menu

    Customize the on-screen menu and i-Banner • Customize closed captioning Instructions for completing the tasks listed above, as well other on-screen menu functions, are included in this section. You can navigate the on-screen menu using the HDT101’s remote control: • Press the menu.

  • Page 31: Selecting Favorite Channels

    Selecting Favorite Channels If there are certain channels you wish to access quickly, you can set them as favorites in the HDT101 on-screen menu. To set your favorites: Press on the remote control. The main menu is displayed. MENU Highlight Edit Channel and press displayed.

  • Page 32: Tuning To Favorite Channels

    . The channel is displayed. SELECT Selecting a channel using the Favorites Channels List puts the HDT101 in Favorites mode, meaning you can use the scroll up and down through your favorite channels. To exit Favorites mode and view your non-favorite channels, do either of the following: •...

  • Page 33: Setting Parental Controls, V-chip

    Setting Parental Controls The HDT101 offers two options for parental controls: • V-Chip – blocks programming based on movie and TV ratings systems. • Channel Lock – blocks a channel or channels so it cannot be viewed without a password. This can be done independently for each channel.

  • Page 34: Understanding V-chip Ratings, Movie Ratings

    To clear a V-Chip setting: Press on the remote control. The main menu is displayed. MENU Highlight Installation and press displayed. Enter your four-digit password. If you have not yet created your own password, enter the default password: 0000. The Installation menu is displayed.

  • Page 35: Tv Ratings

    TV programming can be blocked using the U.S. TV Programs ratings. Once you select the rating limit, programming at or beyond that rating limit cannot be viewed. (This does not apply to TV-Y and TV-Y7; they must be selected separately.) TV Ratings TV-Y ALL CHILDREN.

  • Page 36: Channel Lock

    Channel Lock You can lock a specific channel or channels so they cannot be viewed without entering a password. To lock a channel (or remove a channel lock): Press on the remote control. The main menu is displayed. MENU Highlight Edit Channel and press displayed.

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    To view the locked channel, enter your password. The channel will be unlocked for as long as you stay tuned to it. If you tune to another channel and return to the locked channel, the locked message is displayed and you will have to re-enter your password.

  • Page 38: Changing Your Password

    Changing Your Password The preset default password in the HDT101 is 0000. To change the password: Press on the remote control. The main menu is displayed. MENU Highlight System and press Highlight Password and press Enter the current password or the default password (0000) if this is the first time.

  • Page 39: Setting The Hdt101's Clock For Your Time Zone

    Setting the HDT101’s Clock for Your Time Zone You cannot change the time displayed on your HDT101. It is controlled by your broadcaster. To change the time zone for the HDT101’s clock: Press on the remote control. The main menu is displayed.

  • Page 40: Adding A Channel

    For example, if channel 6 has several sub-channels, they would be listed as 6.1, 6.2, etc. On the HDT101, sub-channel numbers are shown after a -; for example, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, etc.

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    Press twice to exit the on-screen menu. EXIT If the HDT101 cannot lock on the channel’s signal, a “Timeout error” message is displayed. Adjust the antenna’s position and try adding the channel again. . The Manual Scan window...

  • Page 42: Changing The On-screen Menu Transparency, Customizing The I-banner

    Changing the On-Screen Menu Transparency To make the on-screen menu transparent so you can still view TV programs while displaying the menu: Press on the remote control. The main menu is displayed. MENU Highlight Menu Setup and press displayed. Highlight Transparency and press indicator bar is displayed.

  • Page 43: Customizing Closed Captioning Styles

    Customizing Closed Captioning Styles The HDT101 allows you to customize your closed captioning in the following ways: • Caption style • Character size • Character style (font) • Character color • Edge type • Background color • Character opacity •...

  • Page 44: Reset Data

    Reset Data To erase your settings and restore the HDT101’s default settings: Press on the remote control. The main menu is displayed. MENU Highlight Installation and press displayed. Enter your four-digit password. If you have not yet created your own password, enter the default password: 0000.

  • Page 45: Connecting Other Devices To The Hdt101, Connecting Your Vcr And Standard Tv

    S/PDIF OUT INPUT OUTPUT AUDIO VIDEO AUDIO Connect the stereo audio cable supplied with the HDT101 to the connectors on the HDT101 and the connectors on the VCR. Connect a video cable to the connector on the VCR. INPUT VIDEO If your equipment supports it, S-Video connections may be used in place of the standard composite video connections.

  • Page 46: Connecting Your A/v Receiver, Vcr, And High-definition Tv

    Connecting your A/V Receiver, VCR, and High-definition TV RF IN S/PDIF OUT Coaxial cable Stereo VCR INPUT AUDIO VIDEO AUDIO Audio cable Video cable AUDIO S-VIDEO RS-232 Component video cable COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT OUTPUT VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO 2...

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    Connecting your A/V Receiver, VCR, and High-definition TV Connect the HDT101 ports to the Y, Pb, and Pr ports on your TV using the supplied component video cables. Connect a coaxial audio cable to the HDT101 and the SPDIF Connect a video cable to the...

  • Page 48: Connecting Your A/v Receiver, Vcr, And Stereo Tv

    Connecting your A/V Receiver, VCR, and Stereo TV RF IN S/PDIF OUT Coaxial cable Stereo VCR INPUT AUDIO VIDEO AUDIO Audio cable Video cable AUDIO RS-232 S-VIDEO OUTPUT VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO 2 HDT101 VIDEO DC IN Video cable...

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    Connect a coaxial cable to the and the input connector on the A/V receiver. SPDIF When using the digital audio output ( baseband audio connections from the HDT101 to the A/V receiver are not needed. Connect a video cable to the CABLE TV VIDEO If your equipment supports it, S-Video connections may be used in place of the standard composite video connections.

  • Page 50: Hdt101 On-screen Menu Structure

    HDT101 ON-SCREEN MENU STRUCTURE To assist you in navigating the on-screen menu, here is a diagram illustrating the menu paths: MAIN MENU EDIT CHANNEL EDIT CHANNEL INSTALLATION SYSTEM MENU SETUP INSTALLATION MANUAL SCAN AUTO SCAN V-CHIP SETUP CLOCK SETUP SYSTEM...

  • Page 51: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING If you encounter a problem with your HDT101, review this troubleshooting section before calling your service provider. This information will help you quickly solve a problem. If you’re unable to solve the problem, contact your service provider. Problem LED on...

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    Possible Solutions Verify that all cables are connected properly (hand-tighten if necessary). Confirm that the volume settings on your HDT101 and TV are properly set and not in "mute" mode. Scan the channel again. Press on-screen menu and select Installation > Manual Scan.

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    Problem On-Screen Error Messages Weak Signal Possible Solutions Possible Solutions Verify that the antenna cable is connected properly (hand-tighten if necessary). Check the antenna and make sure it is aligned to the correct direction.

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