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    User’s Reference Manual...

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    Table of Contents Welcome Digital Cable Box (Set-Top Box) Motorola DCT6412 Recording Capacity The DCT6412 Front Panel The DCT6412 Back Panel Important Safety Instructions Motorola DCT6208 Recording Capacity The DCT6208 Front Panel The DCT6208 Back Panel Important Safety Instructions Motorola DCT2500...

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    Program Information Action Icons Reminders Setting Reminders Reminder Options Smart Channel Surfing (Flip & Mini Guide) Flip Mini Guide (Browse) 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...

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    Ordering On Demand Programs Watching On Demand Programs On Demand Packages HDTV (Optional Feature) Digital Video Recording (DVR) – Dual Tuner (Optional Feature) Control Live TV Playback Controls Using the Remote Control Arrow Buttons Status Bar Pause Rewind Fast Forward Slow Motion Instant Replay Return to Live TV...

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    Playback Controls Using the Remote Control Arrow Buttons Pause Rewind Fast Forward Slow Motion Instant Replay Return to Live TV Your Personal Video Library Building Your Library - Recording Programs One-Touch Record Record Interactively from Program Information Manually Schedule A Recording Managing Scheduling Conflicts View Your List of Scheduled Recordings Modifying Recording Options...

  • Page 7: Welcome

    Welcome to i-Guide ™ Introducing the all new interactive program guide from TV Guide. i-Guide is 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. And with i-Guide, you can effortlessly find the television entertainment you want to see.

  • Page 8: Motorola Dct6412, Recording Capacity

    Welcome and congratulations on receiving a Motorola DCT6400 Series High Definition Dual Tuner DVR Cable Receiver, one of the most advanced interactive digital cable receivers available today. With the DCT, Motorola has merged the extraordinary features of digital cable - the seemingly endless programming options, interactive program guides, On Demand Video (OND), and commercial free, CD quality music - with the flexibility of a dual tuner digital video recorder (DVR) and the incredible picture quality and sound of High Definition TV (HDTV).

  • Page 9: The Dct6412 Front Panel, The Dct6412 Back Panel

    The DCT6412 Front Panel The DCT6412 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, record, and watch using dual tuner functionality and purchase On Demand (OND) and Pay-Per-View events.

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    The orange coaxial SPDIF connector is a digital output connection that carries Dolby Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio. It is used to connect the DCT6412 to a stereo tuner or A/V receiver to provide surround-sound, theater-style audio. VIDEO IN The VIDEO IN connector accepts a baseband video input from a VCR, camcorder or other video device.

  • Page 11: Important Safety Instructions

    • Do not place anything on top of the DCT6412. • Do not position the DCT6412 in an enclosed space that would restrict airflow around the unit. • Do not position the DCT6412 near any external heat source that could raise the temperature around the unit.

  • Page 12: Motorola Dct6208, Recording Capacity

    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 —...

  • Page 13: The Dct6208 Front Panel, The Dct6208 Back Panel

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Page 16: Motorola Dct2500, The Dct2500 Front Panel

    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.

  • Page 17: The Dct2500 Back Panel

    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.

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    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.

  • Page 19: Motorola Dct2000, The Dct2000 Front Panel

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Page 22: Basic I-guide Navigation Tips, Remote Control Features

    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.

  • Page 23: Your Access To Digital Cable, Quick Menu, Main Menu, Picture In Guide, On-screen Program Guide

    Your Access to Digital Cable Quick Menu The Quick Menu feature provides shortcuts to the key features of your program guide and digital cable service. The Quick Menu will appear over any video or guide screens when the MENU button on your remote is selected.

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    Guide Symbols to Know – Quick Menu Icons These icons may appear in Quick Menu*. Highlight and select an icon with your remote and you will immediately access the area indicated. Guide Main Menu Digital Recordings Menu Search Menu On Demand Menu Pay-Per-View Search Menu Digital Music Listings Favorites List...

  • Page 25: Search Categories And Listings, Listings By Time

    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 category from the Main Menu or Quick Menu to display listings.

  • Page 26: Navigating Listings 1, Listings By Channel, A-z Title Search, Adult Programming

    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.

  • Page 27: Program Information

    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...

  • Page 28: Action Icons

    Action Icons From Program Information, you can perform a number of actions by using the Action Icons at the bottom of the screen such as setting a Reminder or checking other air times for a program. Use the arrow buttons to highlight each icon and a description appears below.

  • Page 29: Setting Reminders, Reminder Options

    Reminders With i-Guide, you can set Reminders so you don’t miss shows you want to watch. Setting Reminders From an information screen, highlight the Icon 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.

  • Page 30: Mini Guide (browse)

    Smart Channel Surfing 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.

  • Page 31: Digital Music

    Digital Music Digital Music is continuous, commercial-free music in a variety of formats. Access Digital Music several ways: • Select Digital Music from the Main Menu. • Press the Icon from the Quick Menu. • Press the MUSIC button on the remote if available. Music Choice You can press INFO for more information on each category.

  • Page 32: Local Weather

    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.

  • Page 33: Parental Locks And Purchase Pins, Pins Setup, Parental Locks Setup

    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.

  • Page 34: View Locked Programs, Restore Locks

    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 options from No to Yes.

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    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 or FAV on your remote.

  • Page 36: Guide Setup, Cable Box Setup

    Setup You can activate and customize certain i-Guide features such as the Flip Bar, 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. Use the buttons to select from the following Setup options: Flip Bar Position –...

  • Page 37: Audio Setup, Screen Position Setup, Text Language 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. •...

  • Page 38: Ordering Pay-per-view

    Digital Pay-Per-View (Optional Feature) 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 Menu. Then select any of the PPV options to 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.

  • Page 39: Ordering Pay-per-view By Phone, Ordering Pay-per-view Packages, Canceling A Pay-per-view Order

    Ordering Pay-Per-View By Phone If your cable provider offers phone ordering, the order instructions appear on-screen when you select . 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 block, etc.

  • Page 40: Pay-per-view Notices

    Pay-Per-View Notices Notices associated with your Pay-Per-View order appear at various times to alert you to the status of your ordered program. Pay-Per-View Program Started A Program Started overlay will appear if you try to order a PPV program that is in progress but is within the purchase window.

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    On Demand (Optional Feature) Watch movies and other programs whenever you want with On Demand (OND).* 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.

  • Page 42: Watching On Demand Programs

    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)

  • Page 43: On Demand Packages

    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 to see the information screen that displays your remaining rental time and other program details.

  • Page 44: Hdtv (optional Feature)

    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.

  • Page 45: Digital Video Recording (dvr) – Dual Tuner (optional Feature)

    Digital Video Recording (DVR) – Dual Tuner (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 90 hours* of your favorite programs and view them as many times as you want, whenever you want.

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    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 Rewind from Pause Go to Live TV Status Bar...

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    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.

  • Page 48: Your Personal Video Library, Building Your Library - Recording Programs

    Your Personal Video Library Using your DVR with i-Guide, you can build your own personal library of programs, movies, sports, TV shows…whatever you want. Follow the steps below to build and manage your personal video library. Guide Tip Using Parental Locks With DVR - You can restrict viewing of recorded programs, just like Guide Tip any other program.

  • Page 49: Record Two Programs At Once, While Watching A Show, From The Guide

    Record Two Programs at Once The Dual Tuner DVR allows you to set recordings for two different programs that air at the same time. While recording two programs, you can watch and control either program up to the point of live TV by using the SWAP button on your remote.

  • Page 50: Modify The Series Priority List

    - Return to the previous screen. - Record new program or series as shown. - Show conflicts when the new series is a high priority. - Show conflicts when the new series is a low priority. - Don’t record new program or series. •...

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    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. Change Options for Scheduled Recordings From the Main Menu or Quick Menu Select DVR, then select Future Recordings to see a list of your Scheduled Recordings.

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    Recording Notices Recording Starting Notice Before a Scheduled Recording begins, a notice will appear on-screen giving you the opportunity to confirm or cancel the Scheduled Recording. If you don’t do anything when the recording is scheduled to start, the DVR will automatically tune to the channel and begin recording.

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    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 90 hours of standard definition programming and up to 20 hours of High Definition programming*.

  • Page 54: Digital Video Recording (dvr) – Single Tuner (optional Feature)

    Digital Video Recording (DVR) – Single Tuner (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.

  • Page 55: Fast Forward

    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 Rewind from Pause Go to Live TV Pause As you watch live TV and recorded programs press,...

  • Page 56: Return To Live Tv, One-touch Record

    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 .

  • Page 57: Record Interactively From Program Information

    Record Interactively From Program Information From the listings, highlight 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.

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    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.

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    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. Recording Options: • Change the frequency of the recording, such as every day or once a week. •...

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    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.

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    Recording Notices Recording Starting Notice Before a scheduled recording begins, a notice will appear on-screen giving you the opportunity to confirm or cancel the scheduled recording. If you don’t do anything when the recording is scheduled to start, the DVR will automatically tune to the channel and begin recording.

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    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 10 hours of High Definition programming*.

  • Page 63: Frequently Asked Questions, Interactive Program Guide

    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 Menus.

  • Page 64: Dvr And Digital Services

    Q. What if I missed a Pay-Per-View movie/event that I ordered? A. If your cable company provides impulse-ordering, you will not be billed for Pay-Per-View on channels that aren’t tuned. In cities that require phone ordering, you need to call your cable company to cancel Pay-Per-View orders. Check with your cable company to confirm canceling procedures.

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    Q. How many other home entertainment components can be connected to my Cable Box? A. Three: your television, cable box (refer to your Motorola User Guide), and one other component (VCR, DVD player or audio).

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    Recording times may vary. Q. Does the DVR DCT6412 support digital video interfaces? A. Yes. The DVR DCT6412 features both DVI and 1394-DTV digital interfaces. Q. Does the DVR DCT6412 support external storage devices? A. Yes. It includes an IEEE1394 port that will be functional in future software releases.

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    Q. On occasion, a recording starts a minute or two after the program has begun. Why? A. The DVR timer is synchronized with the program guide time. If a broadcaster starts the program a minute earlier than the guide’s scheduled time, the DVR will miss that first minute. You can program your DVR to start early or end late by adjusting your Recording Options.

  • Page 68: Managing Your Recordings

    Q. Can I schedule a recording for two shows airing at the same time? A. Currently, your DVR can only record one program at a time. If you try to schedule a recording at the same time you have scheduled another, you will see a Scheduling Conflict message that gives you the opportunity to change your Recording Options.

  • Page 69: Troubleshooting, Controlling Live Tv

    Controlling Live TV Q. How long can I pause live TV? A. You can pause up to 90 minutes of standard programming; less with 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.

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    Q. There are no listings in the 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.

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Dct6208, Dct2500, Dct2000

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