Motorola RNG200N User Manual

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RNG200N
High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR
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    User Guide RNG200N High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top...

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    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, implied or expressed, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Transport the cable terminal in its shipping box or an equally padded container. Do not expose the terminal to rain or moisture. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 4: Fcc Compliance

    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    Safety & Regulatory Information FCC Declaration Of Conformity Motorola Mobility Inc., 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323-1000, declares that the RNG200N set- top complies with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device.

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    Software. The Software is never sold. Motorola licenses the Software to the original customer and to any subsequent licensee for personal use only on the terms of this License. Motorola and its third party licensors retain the ownership of the Software.

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    Software License incorporated therein is owned by Motorola or its third party licensors and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this License, the copying, reproduction, distribution or preparation of derivative works of the Software, any portion of the Product or the documentation is strictly prohibited by such laws and treaty provisions.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Connecting an A/V Receiver — Audio ................... 16 Connecting Your RNG Set-top to an A/V Receiver — Audio ............17 High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Additional Closed Caption Settings Screen ................... 38 Subtitle and DVS Settings Screen ....................40 Advanced Audio/Video Settings Screen ..................42 Troubleshooting .......................... 44 High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 10: Introduction, Overview

    Congratulations on receiving a Motorola RNG200N Series High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner Cable Set-top, one of the most advanced interactive digital cable set-tops available today. Motorola has merged the extraordinary features of digital cable — the seemingly endless programming options, interactive program guides, Video on Demand (VOD), and commercial-free, CD quality music —...

  • Page 11: Front Panel

    Format * — Change the video output format Channel — Changes channel up or down * Availability of certain features is dependent upon application support. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    IEEE-1394 — Audio and video device connection Power connector * Availability of certain features is dependent upon application support. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

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

    Parental Control or Pay-Per-View. Interactive program guides can vary with each cable service provider. Refer to the Interactive Program Guide’s instruction manual for detailed instructions. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 14: Front Panel Format Button, Operation, Video Format Indicators (front Panel Display)

    Operation Front Panel Format Button The Format button located on the front panel of the RNG200N set-top allows you to quickly change the video output format used by the Component Video (YPbPr) and HDMI outputs. The RNG200N set-top is capable of providing the following video formats on the YPbPr and HDMI video outputs: •...

  • Page 15: M-card

    The M-Card is required to view cable television programs, previously recorded programs on the DVR, or interactive on-demand programs. The M-Card should not be removed. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 16: Digital Video Recorder (dvr)

    (SDTV) and High Definition TV (HDTV) programs. Storage time varies based on the video format and specific channel. The RNG200N set-top is also equipped with an eSATA interface on the rear panel. This interface allows the connection of an external hard disk drive to increase the DVR storage capacity of the RNG200N.

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    You can also easily switch from viewing the pre-recorded program and either of the programs you’re recording. Play Recorded Programming On Networked Set-tops In Your Home. Using integrated MoCA networking, RNG200N recorded entertainment can be accessed by other compatible non-DVR set-tops with integrated MoCA, when enabled by application software.

  • Page 18: Connecting Your Rng Set-top, Video Connection Options

    Note: Only (1) video connection to the TV is required. HD video can only be viewed with HDMI, IEEE-1394, or component video connections. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 19: Hdmi Or Ieee-1394 — Hdtv And Sdtv, Component Video (ypbpr) — Hdtv And Sdtv

    RF Output — SDTV If no other input is available on your TV, the RF Output of the RNG200N set-top can be connected to the Antenna or Cable Input on your TV. The RF Output carries both video and audio. Set your TV to channel 3 or 4.

  • Page 20: Connecting Hdtv — Single Connection For Video/audio

    If you have an audio/video receiver and are not using your TV’s speakers, go to Connecting Your RNG Set-top to an A/V Receiver – Audio. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 21: Connecting Your Rng Set-top To An Hdtv — Single Connection For Video/audio

    Section 6 for more information. Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections. Note: Optional HDMI connection to A/V Receiver shown but not required. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 22: Connecting Hdtv — Separate Video/audio Connections, Cable In, Component Video (ypbpr), Audio

    If your TV does not have digital audio inputs, connect the stereo audio cable to the audio L/R connectors on the RNG200N set-top and the Audio L/R connectors on the HDTV. If your TV supports a digital audio inputs, use the digital audio optical S/PDIF or coaxial S/PDIF outputs instead of the audio L/R outputs.

  • Page 23: Connecting Your Rng Set-top To An Hdtv — Separate Video/audio

    Note: Only (1) video connection and (1) audio connection needs to be made to an HDTV. Note: HDMI-to-DVI adapter is not included with the set-top. Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 24: Connecting Your Rng Set-top To An Hdtv — Alternate Audio

    Connecting Your RNG Set-top to an HDTV — Alternate Audio Note: Only (1) audio connection needs to be made to an HDTV. Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 25: Connecting An A/v Receiver — Audio

    RNG set-top and the audio l/r connectors on the A/V receiver. For information on configuring your RNG set-top settings, see Configuring the Audio, Video, and Closed Caption Settings. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 26: Connecting Your Rng Set-top To An A/v Receiver — Audio

    Note: Only (1) audio connection needs to be made to an A/V Receiver. Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 27: Connecting An Sdtv, Connecting Your Rng Set-top To An Sdtv

    Note: S-Video and Composite video require separate audio connections. Note: Only (1) video connection and (1) audio connection is required. Note: Solid lines indicate optimum connections. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 28: Connecting An A/v Receiver, Sdtv, And Vcr/dvd Recorder

    These video connection methods do not support HD video. If you have an HDTV, see Connecting HDTV — Single Connection for Video/Audio. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 29: Connecting Your Rng Set-top To An A/v Receiver, Sdtv, And Vcr/dvd Recorder

    Note: Consult your A/V receiver manual for additional wiring options or constraints when including a VCR/DVD Recorder in your configuration. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 30: Connecting Your Set-top To An External Esata Dvr

    5. Connect the other end of the eSATA cable to the external drive. 6. Follow the on-screen instructions. Note: Only connect external hard drives that have been approved by Motorola for external DVR service. Connecting an external drive that has not been approved could result in poor DVR performance.

  • Page 31: Recording Your Connections

    Disconnect the power from the RNG set-top before connecting or changing cable connections. Do not place another component or object on top of the RNG set-top. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 32: Data Devices, Data Features

    Note: Your RNG set-top may be equipped with the interface connections illustrated, but their functionality depends on the services offered by your service provider. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 33: On-screen Graphics

    On-screen graphics will not be displayed when you are using the IEEE-1394 connection on the rear panel of the RNG set-top. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 34: Configuring A/v, Closed Captioning, And Other Settings

    Before you adjust the output settings: • Connect the RNG200N to the TV and other home entertainment devices • Connect the provided power supply to the RNG200N and an AC power outlet • Initialize the RNG200N and authorize it for services •...

  • Page 35: User Settings Menu Main Screen

    To configure the RNG200N settings on the main User Settings menu screen, first power off the RNG200N using either the remote control or the Power button and then press the MENU key on the remote control . If the TV is on, the on-screen User Settings menu lists the RNG200N settings that can be adjusted.

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    Configuring A/V, Closed Captioning, and Other Settings If the RNG200N is connected via HDMI to a display device such as a television, the default User Settings menu is updated to reflect this information. The YPbPr Output menu option is replaced with the HDMI/YPbPr Output menu option as shown below.

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    • 4:3 Pan Scan indicates that a standard-screen television is connected to the RNG200N and that widescreen programs should be cropped so that the picture fills the entire screen.

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    Note 2: The RNG200N can detect when the HDMI connection is in use. If you are not using the HDMI connection on the RNG200N, the HDMI/YPbPr Output setting will display as YPbPr Output in the User Settings Menu.

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    The Closed Captions setting turns closed captions off or on. Captions When this option is set to Disabled, the RNG200N does not render (draw) closed captions on any video output. When this option is set to Enabled, the RNG200N will render (draw) closed captions on all video outputs if closed captions are included within the program.

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    • Low – The front panel display will be at its lowest (visible) brightness level. This setting is most useful when using the RNG200N in dim or dark rooms. • Off—The front panel display will be turned off completely, including the clock/channel number and all indicator icons.

  • Page 41: Native Mode Settings Screen

    When using the native mode feature of the RNG200N, please exercise caution when selecting the formats from the checklist. If a format is selected that is not compatible with the television, there may be a loss of video whenever the RNG200N is tuned to a channel which is broadcast in that format.

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    60 frames per second. This option is only available if the RNG200N is connected to an HDMI display device. If no HDMI connection is detected, this option is disabled and no longer selectable in the menu.

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    60 frames per second. 480i If this option is selected, the RNG200N will generate 480i video on both the HDMI and Component Video (YPbPr) outputs if the program is broadcast in 480i format. The (Standard RNG200N can also convert any other broadcast format to the 480i video format.

  • Page 44: Additional Hdmi Settings Screen

    DVI-equipped televisions and HDMI-equipped televisions. By default, this option is set to HDMI. The options are used as follows: • HDMI—The RNG200N is optimized to work with an HDMI television or home theater receiver. • DVI—The RNG200N is optimized to work with a DVI television or display device (connected via an HDMI-to-DVI adapter).

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    Description Color Space The Color Space setting allows you to adjust the color space used by the RNG200N to generate the video signals on the HDMI output. By default, this option is set to YCC 4:4:4. The options are used as follows: •...

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    Color Space, Audio Output, and Lip Sync) to their default value. Use this option if audio and/or video has been lost after adjusting these settings from their default values. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 47: Additional Closed Caption Settings Screen

    Description Service Selection Sets the service used by the RNG200N to render (draw) the closed captions: • Analog—This setting affects closed captions for analog and digital standard definition services. Available options are: CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, T1, T2, T3, or T4.

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    To reset all of the Additional Closed Caption settings to their default values, navigate to this option and press the ► key. CC Settings High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

  • Page 49: Subtitle And Dvs Settings Screen

    The Subtitle and DVS Settings menu is used to customize the language and appearance of subtitles and to turn the descriptive video service feature on and off on the RNG200N. Subtitles allows a viewer to watch television programs and movies which contain dialogue that is not in the viewer’s native language.

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    Service • Off—The DVS audio track is not played by the RNG200N. • On—The DVS audio track is player by the RNG200N if it is included within the program. Note: If the DVS setting is disabled and not selectable from the menu, the software installed on the RNG200N is not capable of supporting the DVS feature.

  • Page 51: Advanced Audio/video Settings Screen

    Advanced Audio/Video Settings Screen The Advanced Audio/Video Settings menu is used to customize several advanced audio and video features of the RNG200N, most notably the Dolby Volume feature and the Video Sharpness feature. The Dolby Volume feature provides volume normalization across channels, programs, and commercials.

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    • Off—The Dolby Volume feature is turned off and the output volume may fluctuate during commercials or when changing channels. • On—The Dolby Volume feature is turned on and the RNG200N will maintain a more consistent output volume regardless of the channel or program being viewed.

  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    Verify that the S/PDIF cable (coaxial or optical) is firmly connected to the RNG theater receiver High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

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    Verify that closed captions are enabled on the TV. Note: Closed captioning may not be available on the current program. High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

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    RNG set-top. Please note the hard drive will stay on even when the RNG set-top is turned off (standby). High-Definition All-Digital Dual Tuner DVR Set-top RNG200N • User Guide 365-095-16097-x.1 This document is uncontrolled pending incorporation in a Motorola CMS...

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    Motorola Mobility, Inc. 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044 www.motorola.com 365-095-16097 x.1 12/10...

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