Motorola DCT6200 User Manual

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DCT6200
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    User Guide DCT6200 High Definition Cable Receiver...

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    (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. 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 provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close as possible to the point of cable entry as practical.

  • 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.

  • Page 4: Regulatory Information, Declaration Of Conformity

    According to 47 CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers, Motorola, Inc., 6450 Sequence Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, 1-800-225-9446, declares under sole responsibility that the product identifies with 47 CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device.

  • Page 5: Software License

    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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    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 7: Table Of Contents

    Connecting your DCT6200 to a Standard Definition Stereo TV and Stereo VCR ....... 15 Connecting your DCT6200 to a Standard Definition Stereo TV and Mono VCR......... 17 Connecting your DCT6200 to an A/V Receiver, Standard Definition TV, and Stereo VCR ....18 Connecting your DCT6200 to a Standard Definition Stereo TV, Mono/Stereo VCR, and DVD ..............................

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    Data Devices .............................. 29 User Options.............................. 30 Troubleshooting............................32...

  • Page 9: Overview, Dct6200 Components

    OVERVIEW Congratulations on purchasing the Motorola DCT6200 High Definition Cable Receiver for analog, digital cable, and high definition (HD) programming. The DCT6200 offers the following standard features*: • Interactive digital cable receiver - enables both analog and digital cable programming •...

  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Message Indicator Lights when a message is waiting POWER switch FRONT PANEL Turns the DCT6200 on or off MENU switch Displays the menu area INFO switch Displays current channel and program information INFO MSGS. MENU MUTE POWER VIDEO IN L AUDIO IN R...

  • Page 11: Back Panel

    a`qSOMM=rëÉê=dìáÇÉ A/B Indicator Lights, if optional switch is activated SELECT switch Selects menu options GUIDE switch Displays the program guide A/B switch Manually enables RF bypass function (optional) GUIDE SMART C ARD REMOTE SELECT REMOTE SMART indicator CARD* Lights to indicate Supports electronic commerce using a remote control Smart Card.

  • Page 12: Remote Control

    Remote Control The DRC 450 remote control provides basic control of the DCT6200, TV, VCR, DVD, and audio devices. For programming instructions and remote codes, refer to the DRC 450 User Guide included with your remote control. Description AUDIO, VCR/DVD, CABLE, OR TV Selects a device to control.

  • Page 13: Getting Started

    For basic cable connections, use 75-ohm coaxial cables equipped with F-type connectors. • A coaxial cable is provided to connect the DCT6200 to your cable wall outlet. A component video cable and left/right audio cables are also provided to connect the DCT6200 to your TV.

  • Page 14: Connecting Your Dct6200, Video Options

    Composite video and RF coaxial connections allow you to view only standard definition TV programming. If your TV has a DVI input, connect to the DVI-D connections on your DCT6200 instead of the IEEE 1394 or component video connections (Y, Pb, and Pr connectors).

  • Page 15: Connecting Your Dct6200 To An Hdtv, Video Connections

    DVI-D connections on your DCT6200 instead of the component video connections (Y, Pb and Pr connectors). For instructions on connecting for IEEE 1394, see “Connecting your DCT6200 to an HDTV and D-VHS” on page 13. For the connections described on the following page you will need these cables:...

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    Connect an DVI cable to the connector on the DCT6200 and the connector on your TV: HDTV DVI Cable DVI-HDTV Connect the component video cables to the Y, Pb, and Pr connectors on your DCT6200 and HDTV: VIDEO AUDIO IN SPDIF AUDIO OUT HDTV COMPONENT...

  • Page 17: Audio Connections

    DCT6200 and the INPUT RIGHT LEFT connectors on the HDTV: VIDEO AUDIO IN SPDIF HDTV AUDIO OUT AUDIO INPUT Stereo Audio Cable After you have finished connecting your DCT6200, see “Setting Up Your New DCT6200 for Digital Cable Services” on page 22.

  • Page 18: Audio Connections For An A/v Receiver

    AUDIO OUT OPTICAL CABLE/TV DIGITAL INPUT SPDIF COAX AUDIO Choose one OPTICAL Digital Audio Cable Optical SPDIF cable Stereo Audio Cable After you have finished connecting your DCT6200, see “Setting Up Your New DCT6200 for Digital Cable Services” on page 22.

  • Page 19: Connecting Your Dct6200 To An Hdtv And D-vhs

    To connect your DCT6200 to an HDTV and D-VHS digital VCR: CABLE IN Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the connector on the DCT6200. Connect an IEEE 1394 cable to the IEEE 1394 connectors on your DCT6200 and D-VHS digital VCR. D-VHS IEEE 1394 IEEE-1394 Connect an IEEE 1394 cable to the IEEE 1394 connectors on your D-VHS digital VCR and HDTV.

  • Page 20: Connecting Your Dct6200 To A Standard Definition Stereo Tv

    This video connection method doesn’t support High Definition video. For more information, see “Connecting your DCT6200 to an HDTV” on page 9. After you have finished connecting your DCT6200, see “Setting Up Your New DCT6200 for Digital Cable Services” on page 22.

  • Page 21: Connecting Your Dct6200 To A Standard Definition Stereo Tv And Stereo Vcr

    CONNECTING YOUR DCT6200 TO A STANDARD DEFINITION STEREO TV AND STEREO VCR For the connections described below you will need the following cables: RF (75 ohm) Video Audio (supplied) (2: one supplied; one extra) CABLE IN Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the connector on the DCT6200.

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    This video connection method doesn’t support high definition video. For more information, see “Connecting your DCT6200 to an HDTV” on page 9. After you have finished connecting your DCT6200, see “Setting Up Your New DCT6200 for Digital Cable Services” on page 22.

  • Page 23: Connecting Your Dct6200 To A Standard Definition Stereo Tv And Mono Vcr

    This video connection method doesn’t support high definition video. For more information, see “Connecting your DCT6200 to an HDTV” on page 9. After you have finished connecting your DCT6200, see “Setting Up Your New DCT6200 for Digital Cable Services” on page 22.

  • Page 24: Connecting Your Dct6200 To An A/v Receiver, Standard Definition Tv, And Stereo Vcr

    (supplied) (3: one supplied; two extra) To connect your DCT6200 to your A/V receiver, TV and stereo VCR, first connect your DCT6200 to the A/V receiver: CABLE IN Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the connector on the DCT6200.

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    a`qSOMM=rëÉê=dìáÇÉ Next, connect your stereo VCR to the A/V Receiver: Connect a stereo audio cable to the INPUT AUDIO R connectors on the stereo VCR and the AUDIO OUT R connectors on the A/V receiver: Stereo VCR A/V Receiver INPUT VCR OUT AUDIO VIDEO...

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    VIDEO connector on the stereo TV: A/V Receiver Stereo TV TV/MONITOR INPUT INPUT AUDIO VIDEO S-VIDEO S-VIDEO VIDEO Video Cable After you have finished connecting your DCT6200, see “Setting Up Your New DCT6200 for Digital Cable Services” on page 22.

  • Page 27: Connecting Your Dct6200 To A Standard Definition Stereo Tv, Mono/stereo Vcr And Dvd

    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 DCT6200, VCR and TV. When you have completed those connections, refer to the diagram illustrated here to connect your DVD to your TV.

  • Page 28: Setting Up Your New Dct6200 For Digital Cable Services, Activating Your Dct6200

    After you have connected your DCT6200 to your home entertainment devices, a few simple steps are required before you can enjoy all the new services your DCT6200 has to offer. These steps are described in this section and include: •...

  • Page 29: Calling Your Cable Operator For Authorization

    Obtain your DCT6200’s serial number and unit address before calling your cable operator. These numbers can be found on the peel-off label on the front of your DCT6200 as well as on the unit itself. The Serial Number consists of twelve characters beginning with GI. The Unit Address consists of 16 numbers proceeded by UA.

  • Page 30: Optimizing Your Hdtv Picture

    MENU To exit the menu and save your settings, press the The first user setting is TV Type. This selection tells the DCT6200 what type of TV you have and how you prefer to watch widescreen programming. Press the ► arrow key to select the TV type: Select .

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    TV User Guide for more information. POWER MENU Press to exit the on-screen menu and save your selection. You’ve finished setting up your DCT6200 to receive digital cable services! Proceed to “Operation” on the following pages for helpful information about using your DCT6200.

  • Page 32: Recording Your Connections

    Disconnect the power from the DCT6200 before connecting or changing cable connections. Do not place another component or object on top of the DCT6200.

  • Page 33: Operation, Turning Power On And Off, Changing Channels, Adjusting The Volume, Interactive Program Guide

    Turning Power On and Off POWER Press on the front panel to turn the DCT6200 on or off. When using the remote control, be sure it CABLE POWER is in cable mode by pressing...

  • Page 34: Important Information About The 4:3 Override Feature, Closed Captions, Resetting The User Settings

    Overlaying graphics such as closed captions are not available on all DCT6200 YPbPr output setting and video output combinations: • If the DCT6200 is set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p YPbPr Output, closed captions are only available on the high definition video connections ( and YP on the rear panel of the DCT6200) •...

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    DATA DEVICES In addition to high quality audio and video, the DCT6200 has the capability to deliver high-speed data services such as Internet access, e-mail, IP Telephony, E-Commerce, and home banking. Your DCT6200 may be equipped with the interface connections illustrated, but their functionality depends on the services offered by your service provider.

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    4:3 LETTERBOX allows you to view widescreen programming in a letterbox format through the S-video, composite video, or RF video outputs when the DCT6200 is tuned to a widescreen program. 4:3 PAN/SCAN allows you to view widescreen programming in 4:3 full screen format through the S-video, composite video, or RF video outputs when the DCT6200 is tuned to a widescreen program.

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    a`qSOMM=rëÉê=dìáÇÉ Setting Description Closed Caption Turns closed captions off or on. The LED panel will display the status of the closed captions. Defaults to DISABLED. Options are ENABLED or DISABLED. Pen Size Selects the font size for closed captions. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO, STANDARD, LARGE, or SMALL.

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    The DCT6200 will not Verify that the AC power cord is connected to the DCT6200 and an AC outlet. power on If the DCT6200 is connected to a switched outlet on another unit, verify that that unit is powered on. Press the POWER button on the DCT6200 front panel instead of the remote control.

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    (see the TV manual for information about stretching 4:3 video). If the DCT6200 is connected to a wide screen TV, verify that the TV TYPE is set to 16:9 in the User Settings menu.

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    “hybrid” aspect ratio and results in a black border surrounding the video on a 4:3 TV. Because this is part of the broadcast, the DCT6200 cannot correct the video. You may be able to minimize the border using the zoom feature on the TV.

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