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User Guide
Getting Started with the
Explorer 8300 and 8300HD DVR
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  • Page 1 User Guide Getting Started with the Explorer 8300 and 8300HD DVR...
  • Page 2: Control Live Tv

    Watch two TV programs at the same time PIP is built into the Explorer 8300 DVR, so you can watch two live programs at the same time on any make or model TV that is connected to your DVR.
  • Page 3: Using Your Remote Control

    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: •...
  • Page 4 Preparing the Explorer 8300HD DVR to Work With Your High-Defi nition TV First make sure that your DVR is properly connected to your HDTV television and other electronic devices. Use the component (PrPbY) or HDMI™ ports to connect the DVR to your HDTV. For more information, refer to the connectivity guide for your DVR model: ®...
  • Page 5: Easy Setup Instructions

    Easy Setup Instructions 1. Press to select the type of TV Standard or Widescreen screen you have. The setup is complete. 2. Press Power to begin watching TV. Press if your TV has a standard screen (4:3) Notes: Press if your TV has a widescreen (16:9) •...
  • Page 6: Select Picture Mode For Normal Viewing

    Select Picture Mode for Normal Viewing After you use the HDTV Setup Wizard to select all the HDTV picture formats you want to use, you need to choose a General Settings picture mode for normal viewing. If you do not have your HDTV connected to the HDMI connector on the back of the 8300HD DVR, then Pass-Through mode is recommended for normal viewing.
  • Page 7 Important Note Regarding the HDMI Interface The High-Defi nition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an all-digital audio and video interface. HDMI provides a digital interface between any audio and video source. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-defi nition video, plus digital audio. ®...
  • Page 8: Controlling Live Tv

    Controlling Live TV Control a Live Program You Are Watching Use the following remote control keys to control the live program in the Main screen: 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.
  • Page 9: Using The Program Guide

    Using the Program Guide Find a Program to Watch 1. Press Guide . The Program HDLN Guide appears and lists the next 7 Headline News days of programs. 4:00-5:00pm Up-to-the-minute coverage of the Wed 6/18 4:02pm latest events. 2. Press the directional keys ( ) to CHANNEL 4:00pm...
  • Page 10: Recording Tv Programs

    Recording TV Programs Record a TV Program You Are Watching 1. Press Record 2. While in the Confi rm Recording screen, choose your recording options Confirm Recording and press . The Record Indicator is "Design On A Dime" Tue: 11/13 lit on the front panel of the DVR.
  • Page 11: Watching Your Recordings

    Watching Your Recordings Access and Play Back Your Recorded Programs Anytime Recorded List "Design On A Dime" 1. Press List Save: Until erased 2. Use the arrow keys to choose the program you want to play back. Title Date Time Length 3.
  • Page 12: Copy Recordings From Your Dvr To A Vcr Tape

    Copy Recordings From Your DVR to a VCR Tape The Copy to VCR feature lets you copy recordings from your DVR to a VCR tape. WARNING: Avoid electric shock. Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting any device cables to the DVR. Verify that the OUT 2 CABLE OUT 1...
  • Page 13 Copy a Recording to a VCR Tape 1. Connect the VCR to the OUT 2 connection on the back of the Explorer DVR. See page 12 for more information. 2. Make sure that a tape is in your VCR and that the VCR is set to record. 3.
  • Page 14: Using Picture-In-Picture

    Using Picture-In-Picture Activate PIP on Your TV While watching a program, press PIP On/Off Main Screen Screen to activate the PIP screen. Notes: • To pause or record the video in the PIP screen, you must fi rst swap it to the Main screen.
  • Page 15: Use Power-Save Mode

    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 Power on your remote control, or press Power on the front panel of the DVR. The Power light turns off ; but, because the DVR is still plugged in, your scheduled recordings still occur.
  • Page 16: Frequently Asked Questions

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