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User Guide
Cisco Explorer 8640HD,
8642HD, 8650HD, and 8652HD
High-Defi nition DVR Set-Tops
Explorer 8652HD
CH+
VOL-
VOL+
POWER
SELECT
CH-
GUIDE
INFO
EXIT
LIST
L AUDIO IN R
VIDEO IN

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    User Guide Cisco Explorer 8640HD, 8642HD, 8650HD, and 8652HD High-Defi nition DVR Set-Tops Explorer 8652HD VOL- VOL+ POWER SELECT GUIDE INFO EXIT LIST L AUDIO IN R VIDEO IN...

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    Notice to Installers The servicing instructions in this notice are for use by qualifi ed service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operating instructions, unless you are qualifi ed to do so.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................iv Welcome ............................1 Safety First ........................... 1 Identify Your Set-Top ........................1 What’s in the Carton? ........................2 Additional Equipment You Might Need ..................2 Front Panel ........................... 3 Back Panel ........................... 4 Connecting the Set-Top ........................ 5 Connections for an HDTV and VCR .....................

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1) Read these instructions. Outdoor Grounding System 2) Keep these instructions. If this product connects to an outdoor antenna or cable system, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded (earthed). 3) Heed all warnings. This provides some protection against voltage surges and built- 4) Follow all instructions.

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS, continued Handling Disposable Batteries Protect from Exposure to Moisture and Foreign Objects This product may contain disposable batteries. Heed the following warning and follow the Battery Safety and Battery Disposal instructions below. WARNING: Avoid electric shock and fi re hazard! Do not expose this product to dripping or splashing WARNING: There is danger of explosion if the liquids, rain, or moisture.

  • Page 7: Welcome

    Welcome ® ® The Cisco Explorer High-Defi nition DVR Set-Tops (set-tops) provide high-defi nition (HD) capability and broadband digital video services. On MoCA™ enabled set-tops, the MoCA connection enables an IP LAN connection over coaxial cable, which minimizes the need for new wiring in the home.

  • Page 8: What's In The Carton

    What’s In The Carton? The set-top carton contains the following items: Quick Reference Guide Explorer 8652HD Cisco Explorer 8640HD, 8642HD, 8650HD, and 8652HD High-Defi nition DVR Set-Tops VOL- VOL+ POWER SELECT Explorer 8652HD VOL- VOL+ POWER SELECT GUIDE INFO EXIT...

  • Page 9: Front Panel

    Front Panel Explorer 8652HD VOL- VOL+ POWER SELECT GUIDE INFO EXIT LIST L AUDIO IN R VIDEO IN 7 8 9 10 11 T14588 1 Power Turns the set-top on and off 2 VOL-, VOL+ Decreases and increases the volume 3 USB 2.0 Connects to external USB equipment approved by your service provider, software controlled 4 CH+, CH-...

  • Page 10: Back Panel

    Back Panel OUTPUT CAUTION OPTICAL AUDIO DIGITAL RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN AUDIO VIDEO AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED MCARD SN: PXCPRPSLV 120 VAC TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO 60Hz 4.2A RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST SIGNALS.

  • Page 11: Connecting The Set-top

    Connecting the Set-Top To connect your set-top to your entertainment devices, complete these steps. Determine if your TV is HD or SD and whether it is wide screen (16:9) or standard screen (4:3). See page 11 for more information. Make the connections for your TV and VCR as follows: •...

  • Page 12: Connections For An Hdtv And Vcr

    Connections for an HDTV and VCR To use the set-top with an HDTV, you must make one of the following connections to view the HD content. In addition, you can make connections to a digital or analog VCR to record to a VCR tape. Refer to your TV and VCR user guides and the cabling diagrams in this guide for more detailed connection information.

  • Page 13: Connections For A Standard-defi Nition Tv And Vcr

    Connections for a Standard-Defi nition TV and VCR When using the set-top with an SDTV, you must make one of the following connections to view content. Some SDTVs may not have all these connections. In addition, you can make connections to a VCR to record to a VCR tape. Refer to your TV and VCR user guides and the cabling diagrams in this guide for more detailed information.

  • Page 14: View Television Programming

    View Television Programming Access Services and Programs Access cable services and programs by pressing the following keys on the remote control: • Guide–Access the on-screen guide. The on-screen guide displays schedules of TV programs and other services available from your cable service provider, such as video-on-demand and pay-per-view programs. •...

  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the set-top does not perform as expected, the following tips may help. If you need further assistance, contact your service provider. No Picture • Verify that the power to your TV is turned on. • Verify that your HDTV is in HD mode. If necessary, run the HD Setup Wizard to select HD mode. On the front panel of the set-top, press GUIDE and INFO at the same time.

  • Page 16: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions What is Digital Television? Digital television (DTV) is a huge leap forward in television technology compared to analog television that has been widely available since the 1940s. DTV is delivered and displayed using digital encoding, similar to the way a PC operates.

  • Page 17: Picture Formats

    Picture Formats What is the Difference Between a Standard-Screen and a Wide-Screen HDTV? The type of screen your HDTV has (wide screen or standard screen) determines how the set-top displays programs on the screen. The picture format for an HDTV is a combination of aspect ratio and screen resolution and is different for standard-screen and wide-screen HDTVs.

  • Page 18: Connecting To An Hdtv With An Hdmi Connector

    Connecting to an HDTV with an HDMI Connector WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting any device cables to the set-top. Required cables: • 1 HDMI cable Back of Set-Top OUTPUT CAUTION OPTICAL AUDIO DIGITAL RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AUDIO DO NOT OPEN...

  • Page 19: Connecting To An Hdtv With A Dvi Connector

    Connecting to an HDTV with a DVI Connector WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting any device cables to the set-top. Required cables: • 1 HDMI-to-DVI or 1 HDMI cable and 1 DVI adapter • 1 audio Left/Right cable Back of Set-Top OUTPUT...

  • Page 20: Connecting To An Hdtv With Component Input (ypbpr)

    Connecting to an HDTV with Component Input (YPbPr) WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting any device cables to the set-top. Required cables: • 1 component video cable with 3 connectors (YPbPr) • 1 audio Left/Right cable Back of Set-Top OUTPUT CAUTION...

  • Page 21: Connecting To A Home Theater System With Component Input (ypbpr)

    Connecting to a Home Theater System with Component Input (YPbPr) WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting any device cables to the set-top. Required cables: • 1 component video cable with 3 connectors (YPbPr) • 1 digital audio cable Back of Set-Top OUTPUT...

  • Page 22: Connecting To A Stereo Vcr And Hdtv (optional)

    Connecting to a Stereo VCR and HDTV (optional) WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting any device cables to the set-top. Required cables: • 1 RF coaxial cable • 2 composite video cables • 2 audio Left/Right cables Back of Set-Top CAUTION OUTPUT...

  • Page 23: Connecting To An Hdtv With A 1394 Connector

    Connecting to an HDTV with a 1394 Connector WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting any device cables to the set-top. Required cables: • 1 4-pin to 4-pin 1394 cable (Consult your TV user guide) •...

  • Page 24: Index

    Index 1394 Firewire 4, 6, 17 FAQs FCC compliance Formats, picture Outlet iv, 4 Frequently Asked Questions. See FAQs Power input Front panel Aspect ratio Back panel broadcasting Burn-in of screen mode 4, 5, 6, 7, 17 format 1, 10 HDTV Cables Connections...

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    Index, continued Remote control Updating, software RGB connector. See YPbPr USB port S-Video VCR connection 6, 7, 16 Safety ii, iv-v View programs Scan rates Screen burn-in Watch TV 1, 8 Web access to product information resolution size Welcome SD mode 4, 5, 7, 17 Wide-screen TV SDTV...

  • Page 26: Compliance Information

    If this equipment does cause harmful interference Cisco Systems, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions to radio or television reception, which can be determined by that may appear in this guide.

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