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Table of Contents Welcome Digital Cable Box (Set-Top Box) Motorola DCT6208 Recording Capacity The DCT6208 Front Panel The DCT6208 Back Panel Important Safety Instructions Motorola DCT2500 The DCT2500 Front Panel The DCT2500 Back Panel Important Safety Instructions Motorola DCT2000 The DCT2000 Front Panel...
Reminders Setting Reminders Reminder Options Smart Channel Surfing (Flip & Mini Guide) Flip Mini Guide and “Control the Scroll” Digital Music Local Weather Messages Parental Locks and Purchase PINS PINS Setup Parental Locks Setup View Locked Programs Bypass or Clear Locks Restore Locks Favorites Setup...
HDTV (Optional Feature) Digital Video Recording (DVR) (Optional Feature) Control Live TV Playback Controls - Using the Video Control Buttons Playback Controls – Using the Remote Control Arrow Buttons Pause Rewind Fast Forward Slow Motion Instant Replay Get Back to Live TV Your Personal Video Library Building Your Library - Recording Programs View Your List of Scheduled Recordings...
Welcome to The Power of i ™ Introducing the all new interactive program guide from TV Guide. i-Guide gives you The Power of i. It’s intuitive, intelligent, and inspiring. It unlocks a world of greater choice, convenience and control as you watch television. With Digital Cable, you have more programming choices than ever before.
Motorola DCT6208 Your DVR service features the Motorola DCT6208 with built in DVR (Digital Video Recorder) which gives you total control over what you watch and when you watch it. Your DVR allows you to store and access TV programs —...
The DCT6208 Front Panel The DCT6208 front panel has 12 keys and an LED display. Use the keys to perform basic functions such as access the interactive program guide, navigate menus, and purchase On Demand (OND) and Pay-Per-View events. Description Displays the channel number or time of day.
Description TO TV/VCR This coaxial output connector is used to connect the DCT6208 to a TV or VCR operating on channel 3 or 4. CABLE IN The CABLE IN connector receives the incoming signal from your cable service provider. ETHERNET Not currently enabled - intended for future use.
Important Safety Instructions Please refer to the Motorola DCT6208 User Guide for complete safety and operating instructions. The Motorola DCT6208 has been designed to operate reliably in a well-ventilated household environment. Slots and openings in the unit cabinet are provided for ventilation. These openings should never be blocked. As such, do not place the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface.
Motorola DCT2500 The Motorola DCT2500 set-top, the next generation of the successful DCT2000 platform, adds increased memory, more processing power, and better graphics capabilities. All of which enables the DCT2500 to support additional interactive applications, guide enhancements, increased performance and true “watch and surf” capabilities while viewing the IPG.
The DCT2500 Back Panel The rear panel of the DCT2500 consists of three types of interfaces - audio, video and data. The table following this drawing describes each connection and its use. Description TO TV/VCR This coaxial output connector is used to connect the DCT6208 to a TV or VCR operating on channel 3 or 4.
Important Safety Instructions Please refer to the Motorola DCT2500 User Guide for complete safety and operating instructions. The Motorola DCT2500 has been designed to operate reliably in a well-ventilated household environment. Slots and openings in the unit cabinet are provided for ventilation. These openings should never be blocked. As such, do not place the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface.
Motorola DCT2000 The Motorola DCT2000 set-top platform, the world's most widely deployed digital set-top, offers the capability of supporting multiple interactive services including Interactive Program Guides (IPG), On Demand (OND), Internet access, e-mail, e-commerce, chat rooms, and impulse Pay-Per-View. The DCT2000 Front Panel The DCT2000 front panel has 12 keys and an LED display.
Description TO TV/VCR This coaxial output connector is used to connect the DCT2000 to a TV or VCR operating on channel 3 or 4. CABLE IN The CABLE IN connector receives the incoming signal from your cable service provider. ETHERNET Not currently enabled - intended for future use.
Please refer to the Motorola DCT2000 User Guide for complete safety and operating instructions. The Motorola DCT2000 has been designed to operate reliably in a well-ventilated household environment. Slots and openings in the unit cabinet are provided for ventilation. These openings should never be blocked. As such, do not place the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface.
Basic i-Guide Navigation Tips * Yellow is always the highlight color. As you navigate listings using your remote, the highlight appears on screen to indicate your current selection. * Press the buttons on your remote to move the highlight. * Press OK to make your selection. * Press the EXIT button on your remote to return to watching TV.
Your Access to Digital Cable Main Menu i-Guide’s Main Menu* gives you easy access to all the features of digital cable. Simply press MENU twice on your remote, then select from the options available, including TV Listings By Time, viewing options by category, Parental Locks, Favorites, Local Weather and more.
Guide Symbols to Know – Quick Menu Icons These icons may appear in Quick Menu*, depending on the services your cable provider offers. Highlight and select the icon with your remote and you will immediately access the area indicated. Guide Main Menu Digital Recordings Search Menu On Demand Menu...
Search Categories and Listings Finding something to watch is easy with i-Guide. View program listings the way you want, including Listings By Time and By Channel or, by category such as Movies, Sports, Children and more. Select a Search category from the Main Menu Quick Menu...
Navigating Listings • Make a selection from one of the i-Guide menus, or just press GUIDE on your remote to go to program listings for the current hour. • Use the buttons on your remote to navigate program titles, and the buttons to see program listings for later that day and for future days.
Program Information i-Guide provides Instant Information while you view program listings so you see a brief overview of the program at a glance. Instant Information includes program title, start/end time, program rating, a brief program description and helpful indicators that identify your settings, such as Reminders Recordings and Favorites If you want to access more information on a program while viewing listings or watching TV, press the INFO button...
Action Icons From the Program Information screen, you can perform a number of actions by using the Action Icons at the bottom of the screen, such as set a Reminder or see upcoming air times for a program. Use the arrow buttons to highlight each icon, and a description appears below.
Reminders With i-Guide, you can set Reminders so you don’t miss shows you want to watch. Setting Reminders From a Program Information screen, highlight the __ Icon from Quick Menu and press OK. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm the Reminder or set Reminder Options. Reminder Options Reminder Options let you customize the frequency and timing for Reminders.
Smart Channel Surfing (Flip & Mini Guide) Flip The Flip Bar allows you to see program information as you change channels to help you know more about what’s on. Information on the Flip Bar includes program name, start and end time, channel, current time and a brief program description. •...
Digital Music Digital Music is continuous, commercial-free music in a variety of formats. To access Digital Music: • Select Digital Music from the Main Menu, • Press the Icon on the Quick Menu, • Press the MUSIC button on the remote if available. You can press INFO for more information on each category.
Local Weather Get accurate, up-to-date local weather conditions and a 3-day forecast. • Highlight Local Weather from the Main Menu and press OK. • Use the button to see a detailed local weather forecast. Note: Weather service not available for all locations. Messages Messages may be sent occasionally by your cable company to announce new services, special promotions or other information.
Parental Locks and Purchase PINS Parental Locks allow you to restrict viewing and purchases of TV programming based on your viewing preferences. Set a personalized 4-digit PIN and you can place Locks on selected ratings, channels and titles. You can also hide adult titles from being displayed on screen.
View Locked Programs To view programs and channels you have locked, tune to the program or select it from the listings. Enter your PIN when prompted. Bypass or Clear Locks Temporarily open or clear all Locks for easier viewing. Select Master Locks from the Locks Setup screen and change the...
Favorites The Favorites feature allows you to quickly access the channels you have designated as your Favorites. To add channels to your Favorites listings: • Select Setup from the Main Menu • Select Favorites Setup • Highlight a channel and press OK - a indicator will appear next to the listing, designating it as a Favorite To remove a channel from your Favorites, highlight it in Favorites Setup...
Setup You can activate and customize certain i-Guide features such as the Flip Bar Posistion, Lock options, Cable Box settings, Audio settings and Languages from the Setup Menu. Guide Setup Use your remote to select Setup from the Main Menu, then select Guide Setup.
Audio Setup Default Audio Language – Change secondary digital audio available with certain networks and programs. Press buttons to change the default language to English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. Optimal Stereo Volume - • No - Volume is unchanged from the current setting. •...
Digital Pay-Per-View (Optional Feature) TV Guide’s i-Guide makes ordering and watching Pay-Per-View (PPV) programs easy. Ordering Pay-Per-View From the Main Menu and Quick Menu, select PPV to go to the PPV Search Menu. Then select any of the PPV options and see programs available in a variety of categories. When you find a program of interest, highlight the title and press OK for the Information Screen.
Ordering Pay-Per-View By Phone If your cable provider offers phone ordering, the order instructions appear on-screen. Simply call the number to place your order. Then select Continue to complete your order. Ordering Pay-Per-View Packages Your cable service may offer programs in a package by title, time bock, etc.
Pay-Per-View Notices Pay-Per-View Program Started A Program Started screen will appear if you try to order a PPV program that is in progress but is within the purchase window. You may still order this program, but you may miss a portion of the program. Note: The purchase window is established by your cable provider.
On Demand (Optional Feature) Watch movies and other programs whenever you want with On Demand.* When you rent an On Demand program or package, it is reserved for a specific period of time. You can access and watch the program at your convenience as many times as you want within the rental period.
Guide Symbols to Know – On Demand Action Icons - Go back to the previous screen - Order the program, or cancel an ordered program - Tune to a program (for free and subscription programming) - Preview - Place a Lock on the program to restrict viewing - Resume play of the video (appears for purchased videos) - Restart the video from the beginning (appears for purchased videos) - Delete the title from your rented titles list (appears for purchased videos)
If you have stopped a program and want to come back to it later, select My Rentals* from the On Demand Menu. • Highlight and select a title and see an information screen that displays your remaining rental time and other program details.
HDTV (Optional Feature) High Definition (HD or HDTV) is the most dramatic change for viewers since the introduction of color TV! HD is the highest resolution digital television format available, offering up to 5 times the resolution of standard analog television.
Digital Video Recording (DVR) (Optional Feature) Imagine…coming home to your own personal library of television programs, movies, and sports that you can watch whenever it’s convenient for you. It’s TV for your schedule. Pause live television! Rewind and replay programs so you don’t miss a beat. Record up to 40 hours* of your favorite programs and view them as many times as you want, whenever you want.
Using the Remote Control Arrow Buttons buttons on your remote control will control playback when you are watching a recording in progress or while watching a recorded program. • Play •Pause • Rewind • Fast Forward • Slow Forward from Pause •...
Slow Motion Your DVR is equipped with slow-forward and slow-rewind functions to give you crisp and clear Slow Motion images. Ever wonder what the referees are looking at when they review a controversial play? Use Slow Motion to get an inside look. To activate slow-forward, press PAUSE and then FAST FORWARD .
Record From Program Information From the listings, highlight and select a program, scheduled for a later time. Press the INFO button and you will see an information screen. Highlight the Icon and press OK to start a recording for the time the program is scheduled to start.
Step 2: Select Future Recordings. Step 3: See a list of all the programs you have scheduled to record, select a title to cancel the scheduled recording or modify recording options. Modifying Recording Options i-Guide gives you flexibility to manage your personal video library. You can change your Recording Options at any time, as often as you like.
Select the Icon from the program information screen. Select to change the Recording Options, or select to delete this program from your list of Future Recordings. Use the buttons on your remote to change Recording Options: • Change the frequency of the recording, such as every day or once a week.
From here, select Icon to cancel the recording, or select Icon to modify the Recording Options. Note: A scheduled recording will begin at the indicated start time and channel you select. The Scheduled Recording is not tied to a program title. The DVR will record whatever program airs on that channel at that time. DVR is not a long-term storage device.
View Programs Stored In Your Personal Video Library Step 1: From the DVR Menu, select My Recordings. Use the buttons on your remote to search through and highlight titles from your list of recorded programs. Press OK to select the program. Step 2: From the Information Screen, select Icon to resume play from where you left off or select...
Managing Your Personal Video Library A recorded program remains in your personal video library until you decide to delete it, unless you have it set to delete when space is needed. Your DVR will record and store up to 40 hours of standard definition programming and up to 40 hours of High Definition programming*.
Frequently Asked Questions Interactive Program Guide Q. What are the icons (little pictures) at the bottom of the screen? A. Quick Menu Icons are available to help you find what you’re looking for faster. The Quick Menu lets you quickly go to other areas of the guide, such as Movies or Favorites menu.
Q. Why can’t I purchase this Pay-Per-View program? A. There are several things that could restrict Pay-Per-View ordering: 1. Check to make sure the phone line is plugged in. 2. You may have inadvertently made too many Pay-Per-View orders. You may have to cancel one before you make another order.
Q. Can I receive and record programs in High Definition with my DVR? A. Yes. As long as you have the DVR connected to a High Definition television (HD), you can watch HD programming as well as record it on your DVR. Note: Recording HD programs will take more storage space on your DVR.
Q. Can I increase the Rewind and Fast Forward speed? A. Yes. Your DVR will control rewind and fast forward at four speeds. Just press the REW or FF buttons up to four times. The on-screen indicator will tell you at what speed you are controlling playback. Q.
Q. How long can I pause live TV? A. You can pause up to 90 minutes of standard programming; less with analog and HD programming. Q. How far back can I rewind live TV? A. You can rewind up to two hours of standard TV programming as long as you were tuned to the same channel. Q.
Q. There are no listings in i-Guide, or the words “To Be Announced” appear in the listings screens. A. This can happen if there has been a power failure or if the terminal was unplugged. Make sure everything is plugged in and running. Wait 15-30 minutes as the channels and program data start to fill in. Q.