Using Your Remote Control Use the keys on the AllTouch Remote Control to access the DVR and PIP features of your DVR. This guide describes the keys used to access the DVR and PIP features. For descriptions of the other key functions, refer to the user’s guide for your remote control model: •...
Preparing the Explorer 8000HD DVR to Work With Your High-Defi nition TV If you have an Explorer 8000HD DVR and an HDTV, and you are not using a Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connection, you may need to set up the DVR so that it provides video to your HDTV in picture formats that your HDTV supports.
Setting Up Your Explorer 8000HD DVR With an HDTV If you have an HDTV, use the component outputs to connect the DVR to your HDTV. Refer to the Explorer 8000 Home Entertainment Server User’s Installation Guide (part number 4002771) for connection information.
Setting Up Your Explorer 8000HD DVR With an SDTV If you have a standard-defi nition TV (SDTV), use the composite outputs to connect the DVR to your TV. Refer to the Explorer 8000 Home Entertainment Server User’s Installation Guide (part number 4002771) for connection information.
Selecting Compatible Picture Formats If your HDTV displays a black screen when you turn it on, the DVR may not be sending your HDTV a picture format that your HDTV supports. Follow these steps to select picture format settings that your HDTV supports. Note: Rather than selecting a single picture format setting, you may want to select all settings that your HDTV supports.
Controlling Live TV Control a Live Program You Are Watching The Pause , Rewind , Fast-Forward , Play , Instant Replay , and Live keys on the remote control are used to control the live program in the Main screen. For example, when you are watching your favorite live TV program and the telephone rings, press Pause to pause the program for up to 1 hour.
Using the Program Guide Find a Program to Watch 1. Press Guide . The Program HDLN Guide appears and lists the next 7 Headline News 4:00-5:00pm days of programs. Up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest events. Wed 6/18 4:02pm CHANNEL 4:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 2.
Recording TV Programs Record a TV Program You Are Watching 1. Press Record Confirm Recording 2. While in the Confi rm Recording "Design On A Dime" screen, choose your recording options Tue: 11/13 Save: 14 days and press . The Record Indicator is lit on the front panel of the DVR.
Watching Your Recordings Access and Play Back Your Recorded List Recorded Programs Anytime "Design On A Dime" Save: Until erased 1. Press List 2. Use the arrow keys to choose the Title Date Time Length program you want to play back. World Soccer Wed 11/10 4:10am...
Copy Recordings to a VCR Tape The Copy to VCR feature lets you use your VCR as a back-up storage device for the hard drive in your DVR. In other words, you can archive your recordings to a VCR tape. Verify that the OUT CABLE INPUT (AUX)
Copy a Recording 1. Connect the VCR to the OUT 2 (VCR) connection on the back of the Explorer DVR. See Set Up Connections on page 12 for more information. 2. Make sure that a tape is in your VCR Recorded List and that the VCR is set to record.
Using Picture-In-Picture Activate PIP on Your TV While watching a program, press PIP On/Off Main activate the PIP screen. Screen Screen Notes: • To pause or record the video in the PIP screen, you must fi rst swap it to the Main screen.
Use Power-Save Mode To maximize the life of your DVR, you should power-down the DVR when it is not in use. Simply press CBL and then press Power on your remote control, or press Power on the front panel of the DVR. The Power light turns off , but because the DVR still is plugged in, your scheduled recordings still occur.
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