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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:
• Connecting the Explorer
4003987
• Connecting the Explorer
4003986
Note: The composite ports (red, yellow, white) and the component ports
(PrPbY) on the back of the 8300HD are both active simultaneously.
Selecting HDTV Picture Formats With the HDTV Setup Wizard
The following section provides instructions for using the HDTV Setup Wizard
to select HDTV picture formats using the Easy and Advanced Setup modes.
Start the HDTV Setup Wizard
To start the HDTV Setup Wizard, follow these steps.
1. Make sure that the DVR is powered OFF, but still plugged into an active
power outlet, and connected to the HDTV using the proper connectors
(HDMI or Component for an HDTV; Composite, RF, or S-Video for a SDTV).
2. Turn the TV ON.
3. With the DVR powered OFF, press Guide
and Info at the same time. The HDTV
Setup Wizard screen appears.
4. Press
to start the set up.
A
5. Choose one of the following options:
• To choose the Easy Setup option press
; then, go to the Easy Setup
A
Instructions on page 5.
Note: Choosing the Easy Setup
mode limits your HDTV picture
formats to 480i and 1080i,
depending on the TV type you select.
• To choose the Advanced Setup
option press
Advanced Setup Instructions on
page 5.
Note: Choosing the Advanced Setup mode allows you to save all the
HDTV picture formats, so that you can toggle between them easily while
watching TV.
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8300™ Digital Video Recorder, part number
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8300HD™ Digital Video Recorder, part number
; then, go to the
B
Press the Guide and Info
keys at the same time
POWER
L
AUDIO
Setup Options
Press
for Easy Setup: Used by most TV viewers
Press
for Advanced Setup: Used by advanced TV viewers
GUIDE
INFO
EXIT
LIST
R
VIDEO
Complete setup

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