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Table of Contents Remote Control Layout UEI S4000 Remote Control 1 Remote Control Basics Turn Your Set Top Box or TV On or Off Change Channels Adjust Volume System Buttons 2 How To Use This Book Layout Color-codes and Icons Infobar Layout 3 The Infobar Introducing The Infobar...
Table of Contents 6 Rentals Introducing Rentals and VOD (Video on Demand) Go To Rentals Browse Rentals Rent A VOD Rental Watch Your VOD Rental Controlling Rental Playback The Slider 7 DVR Introducing DVR Quick Recording Pause Live TV (PLT) Controlling Recorded or Live TV DVR Playback Controller The DVR Menu...
Table of Contents Introducing PPV Events Go To PPV Events Purchasing PPV Events Introducing Reminders Go To Reminders Cancel A Reminder or Auto Tune Introducing Messages Go To Messages Read A Message Introducing Caller ID Go To Caller ID Delete A Caller ID Entry 9 Parental Controls Introducing Parental Controls Go To Parental Controls...
Table of Contents 12 Search Introducing Search Go To Search Search For A Program 13 MyMedia Introducing MyMedia Go To MyMedia Set Top Box Amino 110 Set Top Box Amino 130 Set Top Box Amino 530 Set Top Box Entone Amulet Movie Ratings TV Ratings...
Remote Control Layout UEI S4000 Remote Control MENU POWER Displays the Device Selection Menubar Selects control of Set Top Box, TV, GUIDE DVD or AUX Displays the program guide INFO Displays the Infobar Direction Buttons Moves the highlight PAGE +/- Jumps guide listings OK|SELECT up or down one...
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1 Remote Control Basics Turn Your Set Top Box or TV On or Off The device selection buttons tell your remote whether you want to control your set top box or your television. To turn your TV on or off, press the TV button and then press the button and then press the POWER...
1 Remote Control Basics System Buttons There are a number of buttons on your remote that display different features of your service. MENU displays the Menubar when in set top box [STB] mode, and in [TV] mode you will see your TV’s menu. The Menubar provides quick access to every feature supported by your service.
2 How To Use This Book Layout Instructions are paired with screen shots to illustrate the process and provide confirmation of what you should see on your TV. On-screen text, such as screen titles, messages and options are shown in Deep Blue Bold Type.
Infobar Layout Channel Name and Number The name and number of the channel currently listed in the Infobar. Current Time Program Type Indicates whether you are watching Live TV, Video on Demand, a recorded program or a Pay-Per-View program. This may also indicate if the program is Blocked because of parental controls or that the Emergency Alert System is active.
3 The Infobar Introducing The Infobar The Infobar is a quick way of finding information about the show you are watching, as well as what comes on later and what is on other channels. Go To The Infobar There are three ways to make the basic Infobar appear. Press on your remote control.
3 The Infobar Step 2a: See What’s On Other Channels Press the up or down direction buttons to scroll the Infobar through what is showing on other channels without actually changing channels. If you find something you would rather watch on another channel, press OK to tune to that channel.
3 The Infobar Press OK to display to display options to set a reminder, auto tune or recording (if your set top box supports DVR). For more information on setting auto tunes, reminders, and recordings, see Setting Reminders, Autotunes and Recordings Guide.
4 The Menubar Note: Parental Controls must first be set up in Settings before the Parental Controls on/off button will appear on the Menubar. Introducing The Menubar The Menubar is a quick and easy way to access any feature of your service.
4 The Menubar allows you to temporarily disable or enable all parental Parental Controls controls. For information on Parental Controls, see section 9 Parental Controls. Note: Parental Controls will not appear until you have created parental control settings. offers access to creating parental controls and setting blocked Settings channels, determining how things appear on screen, and creating, editing and deleting user accounts.
Guide Layout Favorite List Indicates the favorite list currently in use. Picture-in-Picture Allows you to watch TV while you are in Guide. Info Area Provides information about the currently highlighted program. Highlight Indicates what program listing is currently in focus. Program Listings Shows channel number and abbreviation and program listings for each channel.
5 Guide Introducing Guide Guide is the place to quickly find out what’s on now and what’s playing later. You can set reminders or recordings for upcoming programs in Guide. Go To Guide There are two ways to go to Guide. Press GUIDE, or…...
5 Guide Recording will automatically record the program to your set top box. Note: Your set top box must support recording to use the Record event. Set A Reminder, Auto Tune or Recording Step 1: Pick A Program Find the program you want.
5 Guide Press to display INFO the reminder. Highlight the button showing the program name and press OK to tune to that program, or highlight Cancel and press OK to ignore the reminder. Step 4b: Your Auto Tune Just before the program begins, a message will display, giving you the option...
5 Guide Step 1: Pick A Program Find any episode of the series you want to record. Highlight the program listing and press OK. Step 2: Set The Recording Highlight Record Series and press OK. Step 3: Return To Guide Once you have set the series recording you will be returned to Guide.
5 Guide Step 1: Pick An Upcoming Recording Locate the program to be recorded. Highlight its listing and press Step 2: Edit Recording From the options shown for this program, highlight Edit Recording and press Step 3: Pad Start and End Times Use the up and down arrow...
5 Guide Edit A Series Recording Note: Recording is not available if your set top box doesn’t support it. Once you have created a series recording, you can adjust which episodes of the series are recorded and which are skipped. Step 1: Pick A Series Recording Locate any program...
5 Guide Preference determines whether to record the program when shown in standard definition or only when shown in high definition. determines whether to record re-runs and new episodes of the Episodes series or only new episodes. Pad In Pad Out determines how much time to add at the start and end time of the recording so that none of the program is missed.
5 Guide Cancel An Auto Tune, Reminder, Recording or Series Recording You can cancel any event you have previously scheduled directly from Guide. Step 1: Pick The Program Highlight the program with the event you want to cancel and press OK. Step 2: Cancel the Event Depending on the...
5 Guide Guide and Favorite Lists While in Guide, you can cycle through your Favorites lists by pressing Guide repeatedly. Each press will activate the next Favorites list. The name of the active Favorites list is shown on the green tab in the picture-in-picture area.
5 Guide and Pay Per View Introducing Pay Per View Pay Per View allows you to watch exclusive sporting events and other content in the privacy of your home with no long lines, big crowds, expensive concessions and seats in the “nose bleed” section. Go To Pay Per View Pay Per View channels are listed in Guide in red.
5 Guide and Pay Per View Step 3: Confirm Your Purchase Highlight the box next to Enter PIN and enter your Pay Per View PIN using Number Pad (0-9). For more information on PINs, see section Settings. If you want to allow any other user accounts to be able to watch this Pay Per View, highlight the checkbox next to Share PPV and press...
6 Rentals Introducing Rentals and VOD (Video on Demand) Rentals provides access to VOD (Video on Demand) movies and programs. It’s like renting from the local video rental store, only better. You can choose from the most recent movies and older favorites, along with favorite TV shows, music videos and local programming.
6 Rentals Step 2: Browse The Rentals When you choose a category, a list of available VOD Rentals for that category are shown to the right. Highlighting a VOD Rental will list information for that Rental in the upper left portion of the screen.
6 Rentals Step 2: Rent Highlight Rent press OK. Step 3: Confirm Your Rental The confirmation screen appears. If you want other users to be able to watch this VOD Rental, highlight the Share Rental check box and press Now highlight the text box next to Enter PIN and use the number...
6 Rentals Step 2: Play Your Rental Highlight Play From Start and press to start play at the beginning of the program. If you have already watched part of the program and want to pick up where you left off, highlight Play From Last and press OK.
7 DVR Introducing DVR DVR allows you to record programs digitally without the need for tapes or discs, as well as pause live TV. Note: If your set top box does not support Recording, please contact customer service for an upgrade. Quick Recording The fastest and easiest way to begin recording is to use the Record...
7 DVR Pause Live TV (PLT) Recording capability also allows you to pause live TV (PLT), meaning a channel that you are currently watching. This can allow you to walk away from your TV and then return without missing anything. You can fast forward from the point where you paused to the point where you catch up with live TV.
7 DVR DVR Playback Controller Any time you press one of the Playback Control buttons while watching a previously recorded program, the DVR playback controller is displayed. The box to the left indicates the playback function in use. The bar in the middle gives a visual representation of where you are in the recording.
7 DVR Go To Recordings Highlight Recordings and press OK. A list of your recorded programs appears to the right. Recordings you have not yet watched are listed with white text; those you have are listed with grey text. If a program is still being recorded a red dot icon will appear to the left of the program’s name.
7 DVR Watch A Recorded Program Step 1: Pick A Recording Highlight the recording you want to watch and press OK. Step 2: Play The Recording Step 2: Play The Recording Highlight Highlight and press Step 3: Watch The Recording You will exit to your recording as it begins playing.
7 DVR Step 2b: Unlock The Recording If you select a locked program in Step 1, the Lock option will instead be Unlock. Highlight Unlock Unlock and press Unlock and press When the program is unlocked, the padlock icon is removed. Deleting A Recording Step 1: Pick A Recording Highlight the recording you want to delete and press OK.
7 DVR Cancel A Recording Event Step 1: Pick A Recording Event Highlight the recording event you want to cancel and press OK. Step 2: Cancel The Recording Event Highlight Cancel Recording and press OK. Step 3: Recording Canceled Once you have canceled the recording event, the entry for that recording event is removed from the list.
7 DVR Schedule An Event You can schedule a recording, reminder or auto tune event in exactly the same way as you would when choosing Schedule Event from Guide. Go To Schedule Event Highlight and press OK. Schedule Event Schedule An Event Once you choose Schedule Event the Schedule Event...
8 Vault Introducing Vault Vault stores all purchased programming, a list of your scheduled reminder and auto tune events, messages about your service, and a log of your Caller ID. The Vault Menu Video provides access to your VOD Rentals you have purchased from Rentals.
8 Vault Watch A Rental Video Step 1: Pick Your Video Rental Highlight your Video Rental and press OK. Step 2: Play Your Rental Highlight Play From Start and press OK to start playing at the beginning. If you have already watched part of the program and want to pick up where you left off, highlight Play From Last...
8 Vault Purchasing PPV Events Use the arrow buttons to highlight the item you want to purchase then press Once purchased you can return to the item in Vault and press to view or record the event at its scheduled time.
8 Vault Introducing Messages Messages allows you to view any messages about your service. Messages may inform you of promotional offers, upcoming Video on Demand events, service upgrades or billing alerts. Whenever you receive a new message an alert will appear on your screen.
8 Vault Go To Caller ID Highlight Caller ID press OK. A list of received calls appears to the right. Highlighting a Caller ID log entry will display the name and number of the caller, and the date and time of the call in the upper left corner of the screen.
9 Parental Controls Introducing Parental Controls Note: Parental Controls must first be set up in Settings before the Parental Controls on/off button will appear on the Menubar. Parental Controls lets you turn on and off all parental controls for your service.
9 Parental Controls Disable Parental Controls Press OK. Use the Number Pad to enter your parental controls password. Then highlight OK and press and press When you disable parental controls, they will remain that way until you turn them back on, or the Parental Controls Time Out is reached.
10 Settings Introducing Settings Settings gives you control over your video service. You can choose to share rentals, change how alerts appear on your screen, create parental controls, block channels and change the appearance of your screens using Themes. You can also create user accounts for members of your family. Go To Settings Press Menu...
10 Settings Enable Caller ID Enable Caller ID turns on or off screen alerts for incoming Caller ID. To turn Enable Caller ID on or off, highlight the check box and press OK. Channel Blocking Channel Blocking enables or disables the list of channels you have blocked.
10 Settings Program Alarm Program Alarm determines how early a reminder or auto tune will be shown once you set a program reminder or auto tune. To set Program Alarm, highlight the option box under Program Alarm and press OK. Then press right or left direction button to display minutes, then press OK.
10 Settings The Channel Blocking list will appear. To block/unblock a channel, highlight the channel entry and press OK. To go to the next screen of channels, press the up or down direction button. To save your changes and return to the Preferences screen, highlight Update and press OK.
10 Settings TV Rating TV Rating determines the highest rating for television that will not be blocked. To set TV Rating, highlight the option box next to TV Rating and press OK. Use the direction buttons to cycle through available ratings, then press OK. Note: For more information on TV ratings, see “TV Ratings”...
10 Settings Working With Settings/Users User accounts allows you to have separate parental controls, purchase limits and themes for different family members. Users Settings allows you to add a user account, edit an existing user account, change parental controls for a user account, or delete a user account.
10 Settings Use the direction buttons to highlight a letter or number and press OK to add it to to add it to the login name. Once you have entered the desired name, highlight Done and press OK to return to return to the Create New User screen.
10 Settings Highlight to enter the PIN used Enter PIN to purchase Video on Demand rentals for the new account. Use the number pad on your remote to enter the PIN. Highlight the check box and press Enable Caller ID OK to enable or disable Caller ID alerts to appear on to enable or disable Caller ID alerts to appear on screen for this user account.
10 Settings Use the direction buttons to highlight a letter or number and press OK to add it to to add it to the login name. Once you have entered the desired name, highlight Done and press OK to return to return to the Edit User screen.
10 Settings Highlight to enter the PIN used Enter PIN to purchase Video on Demand rentals. Use the number pad on your remote to enter the PIN. Highlight the check box and press Enable Caller ID OK to enable or disable Caller ID for this user. to enable or disable Caller ID for this user.
10 Settings Movie Rating Movie Rating determines the highest rating for movies that will not be blocked. To set Movie Rating, highlight the option box next to Movie Rating and press OK. Use the direction to cycle buttons through available ratings, then press OK.
10 Settings To turn Show Info For Blocked Programs on or off, highlight the check box and press OK. Content Rating Content Rating determines the type of content that will be blocked: S - Sexual Situations, D - Suggestive Dialogue, V - Violence, L - Language and F - Fantasy Violence.
11 Favorites Introducing Favorites Favorites allows you to create, edit, choose or delete a list of your favorite channels. You can even have multiple favorites lists. Go To Favorites Press and highlight Favorites, then press OK. Menu You will be presented with a screen with options to choose, edit, create or delete a favorites list, or cancel.
11 Favorites Step 3: Choose Your Favorite Channels Highlight a channel to add to or remove from your favorites list and press OK. A channel included in the favorites list shows a heart icon to the right of the channel info. To go to the next screen of channels, press the down direction button.
12 Search Introducing Search Search allows you to enter the name or partial name of a program or video you are looking for and have your service find any program matching the text you enter. Go To Search Press Menu and highlight Search, then press OK.
12 Search Note: It is best to enter as little as possible when searching. Usually the first 3 or 4 letters in the name will be enough to find what you want. Step 2: Search Highlight Search Guide and press OK. Then choose Quick Search...
13 MyMedia Introducing MyMedia MyMedia is a new feature of Pioneer DTV that gives you access to news, sports, local weather, entertainment including local movie show times and synopses, community information and customer care. Go To MyMedia Press Menu, then highlight MyMedia and press OK|Select.
Set Top Box Amino 110 Set Top Box 5V DC Provides power to the set top box. Network Network Connects the set top box to the video service using a CAT5 Network Connects the set top box to the video service using a CAT5 Ethernet cable.
Set Top Box Amino 530 Set Top Box 5 6 7 10 11 Network Network Connects the set top box to the video service using a CAT5 Network Connects the set top box to the video service using a CAT5 Ethernet cable.
Set Top Box Entone Amulet 9 10 RF TV RF TV Connects the set top box to your TV using a standard coax RF TV Connects the set top box to your TV using a standard coax cable - provides audio and video. CH3 / CH4 Determines the channel the set top box uses to output video service to the TV over the RF TV connection - adjust if a local...
Movie Ratings MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) Ratings System G – General Audience This is a film which contains nothing which would, in the view of the MPAA Rating Board, be offensive to parents whose younger children view the film. PG –...
TV Ratings TV Parental Guidelines Ratings System The TV Parental Guidelines ratings provides program ratings, and content ratings to provide a clearer idea of the reason for a program’s rating Program Ratings TV-Y – All Children This program is designed to be appropriate for all children. TV-Y7 –...