Motorola DCT5100 User Manual

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DCT5100
High Definition
Cable Receiver

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    User Guide DCT5100 High Definition Cable Receiver...

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    REPAIRS If you find the unit in need of repair, call Motorola Support at 1-866-668-2271 or 1-866-MOT-BCS1. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that...

  • 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. Lightning For added protection for this equipment during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.

  • Page 5: Regulatory Information, Declaration Of Conformity

    Motorola will not be liable to anyone for the end user's failure to use and/or dispose of batteries in the proper manner and in accordance with such laws, rules and regulations, or for any defect contained in batteries which may cause injury damage to persons or property.

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    TERMINATE AUTOMATICALLY if you fail to comply with the terms of this License. Motorola is not responsible for any third party software that is provided as a bundled application, or otherwise, with the Software or that is downloaded to, or otherwise installed on, the Product.

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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 8: Table Of Contents

    Connecting Your DCT5100 to a HDTV – Video Only ......16 Connecting your DCT5100 to a Stereo TV.......... 18 Connecting your DCT5100 to a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR ..... 20 Connecting your DCT5100 to an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR... 22 Connecting your DCT5100 to a Stereo TV, VCR, and DVD ....

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    Recording Your Connections .............. 31 Video Plus Graphics Displays ............. 32 Data Devices ..................33 Data Features ................... 34 Troubleshooting..................35...

  • Page 10: Introduction

    Demand (VOD), and commercial free, CD quality music – with the incredible picture quality and sound of High-Definition TV. This User Guide introduces you to the basic features of the DCT5100, outlines important safeguards, and provides several options for integrating this component into your current entertainment system.

  • Page 11: Front Panel

    Message Indicator Lights when a message is waiting POWER switch FRONT PANEL Turns the DCT5100 on or off MENU switch Displays the menu area INFO switch Displays current channel and program information INFO MSGS. MENU MU TE POW ER VIDEO IN...

  • Page 12: Smart Card, Back Panel

    SPDIF OPTICAL SPDIF Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio Y Pb Pr S-Video Delivers component video Connect to S-Video input of TV or VCR Your DCT5100 may not have or support all of the inputs and outputs shown.

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

    Press on the remote control to turn the sound off and on again. For best audio quality, use the remote control to set the DCT5100 to approximately ¾ of the maximum volume level and then adjust the audio levels on external devices such as your TV or A/V Receiver.

  • Page 14: Audio/video Connections

    ANTENNA IN on the DCT5100 to the coaxial connector on the TV, you must tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 to view the DCT5100 output. Connecting the DCT5100 in this manner will remove its high definition video capability.

  • Page 15: Rf Bypass

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    DCT5100 User Guide The DCT5100 may be equipped with an optional RF Bypass switch. When the optional RF bypass switch is activated, it routes the cable signal directly to a cable-ready TV, bypassing the DCT5100. This configuration enables you to view clear analog programming on the direct cable signal should the DCT5100 be powered off.

  • Page 17: Optimizing Your Dct5100 Output Settings

    You can use your on-screen menu to configure your high definition settings for TV type, DVI and/or YPbPr video output and closed captioning. To access your high definition settings, ensure that your DCT5100 is MENU plugged into a power outlet and is turned off. Press the key on the front panel.

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    LED whether your TV is off or on. If the on-screen display menu does not appear on your HDTV screen, your TV may not support the default video output setting. Use the DCT5100 front panel LED to view and change your settings.

  • Page 19: User Options

    User Options Setting Description TV Type Selects the type of TV. The LED panel will display the output type you have selected. Defaults to 16:9. Options are 16:9 (for wide screen TVs); 4:3 LETTERBOX or 4:3 PAN/SCAN (for normal TVs). 4:3 LETTERBOX fits High Definition programming onto your screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.

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    DCT5100 User Guide Setting Description 4:3 Override Selects the output format for 4:3 standard definition pictures. Defaults to 480i. Options are OFF, 480i or 480p. If the DVI/YPbPr Output is set to 480i, this setting becomes redundant and defaults to OFF.

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    Setting Description Back- Selects the background color for closed captions. Defaults ground to AUTO. Color Options are AUTO, WHITE, BLACK, RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, MAGENTA, or CYAN. Back- Selects the background opacity for closed captions. Defaults ground to AUTO. Opacity Options are AUTO, TRANSPARENT, TRANSLUCENT, SOLID, or FLASHING.

  • Page 22: Connecting Your Dct5100

    DCT5100 User Guide CONNECTING YOUR DCT5100 This section describes how to connect the DCT5100 to your home entertainment system. Instructions and diagrams are included for the following connections to the DCT5100: High Definition Television (HDTV) Stereo TV Stereo TV and Stereo VCR...

  • Page 23: Connecting Your Dct5100 To A Hdtv – Video Only

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    TV. These connections support only the video connection between the DCT5100 and the HDTV. Continue to connect audio and video cables for other equipment as described in those sections. For information on configuring your DCT5100 settings, see “Optimizing...

  • Page 25: Connecting Your Dct5100 To A Stereo Tv

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    TV or an S-video VIDEO cable to the connectors on the DCT5100 and the TV. This video connection method does not support High Definition video. For more information, see “Connecting your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video Only” on page 16.

  • Page 27: Connecting Your Dct5100 To A Stereo Tv And Stereo Vcr

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    INPUT VIDEO VCR and the connector on the stereo TV. The video connection method does not support high definition video. For more information, see “Connecting your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video Only” on page 16.

  • Page 29: Connecting Your Dct5100 To An A/v Receiver, Tv, And Vcr

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    DCT5100 and the connectors on the A/V receiver. Connect a video cable to the video out connector on the DCT5100 and the cable/tv video connector on the A/V receiver. Connect a stereo audio cable to the vcr audio out r and l connectors on the A/V receiver and the input audio r and l connectors on the stereo VCR.

  • Page 31: Connecting Your Dct5100 To A Stereo Tv, Vcr, And Dvd

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    If your TV supports multiple sets of video and audio inputs (such as VID1, VID2, etc.), see the diagram Connecting a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR to connect your DCT5100, VCR and TV. When you have completed those connections, refer to the diagram illustrated here to connect your DVD to your TV.

  • Page 33: Connecting Your Dct5100 To A Tv, Stereo Vcr, Dvd, And Stereo Receiver Or Amplifier

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    TV. To watch TV or view VCR recordings, the TV must be tuned to the DCT5100 and VCR output channel, typically 3 or 4. To watch a DVD, the TV VIDEO input must be used. The video connection method does not support high definition video. For more information, see “Connecting Your DCT5100 to an HDTV –...

  • Page 35: Connecting Your Dct5100 To A Tv, Vcr, Dvd, And A/v Receiver Or Amplifier

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    DCT5100. AUDIO OUT R Connect a stereo audio cable to the connectors VIDEO AUDIO R on the DCT5100 and the connectors on the A/V receiver or amplifier. VIDEO OUT Connect a video cable to the connector on the DCT5100...

  • Page 37: Video Option, Audio Option

    ). In most cases these outputs offer a higher level of audio quality, including support for 5.1 Surround Sound. The video connection method does not support high definition video. For more information, see “Connecting Your DCT5100 to an HDTV – Video Only” on page 16.

  • Page 38: Recording Your Connections

    Later, you can use this diagram to reconnect your system if you move the equipment or add new equipment. Disconnect the power from the DCT5100 before connecting or changing cable connections. Do not place another component or object on top of the DCT5100.

  • Page 39: Video Plus Graphics Displays

    VIDEO PLUS GRAPHICS DISPLAYS The DCT5100 is capable of generating graphics that are not part of the broadcast programming and can either overlay the active video or fill the entire television screen. Common examples of graphics include On-Screen Menus (such as the DCT5100’s User Setting menu), Closed Captions, and Interactive Program Guides.

  • Page 40: Data Devices

    DCT5100 User Guide DATA DEVICES Home Eth ernet Network devices Do not attempt to connect data devices without contacting your service provider. Advanced data features require the proper application and network infrastructure to operate.

  • Page 41: Data Features

    Data Features In addition to high quality audio and video, the DCT5100 delivers high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail, IP Telephony, E-Commerce, and home banking. The integrated cable modem, USB and Ethernet ports will also allow you to network PCs, printers and digital audio/video devices.

  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    DCT5100 front panel, not the TV or VCR. The angle between the remote control and the DCT5100 may be too large. Stand in front of the DCT5100 and not too far to either side. Press and release operation keys one at a time, firmly and deliberately.

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    Problem Possible Solution There is no audio Verify that the mute button on the DCT5100 or the when viewing cable remote control has not been pressed. Press mute on the channels remote control to restore sound. If the DCT5100 audio output is connected to the TV, verify that the Mute button on the TV has not been pressed.

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    TV are firmly connected. There are no The DCT5100 cannot generate graphics on all video graphics, closed outputs at all times. If the DCT5100 is set to 1080i, 720p, captions, or or 480p output format, graphics are only available on the program guides high definition video outputs (DVI and component video).

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    Turn on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature in the User Settings menu. This enables most standard screen TVs to display a full screen picture when the DCT5100 is tuned to a 4:3 program. Set the TV TYPE to 4:3 Pan-Scan. This enables the DCT5100 to remove the black bars above and below the picture when possible.

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    4:3 TV. Because this is part of the broadcast, the DCT5100 cannot correct the video. You may be able to minimize the border using the zoom feature on the TV.

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