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    SEASIDE TV DCT 6400 HD DVR Wiring Instructions Additional Information Digital Cable Box USER MANUAL i n t e r a c t i v e d i g i t a l c o m m u n i c a t i o n s INFO MENU GUIDE...

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    CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. Graphical Symbols and supplemental warning marking locations on bottom of terminal. WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

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    I M P O R T A N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S Read instructions All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the digital cable box is operated. Retain instructions The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

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    I M P O R T A N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S Outdoor Cable Grounding Ensure the cable system is grounded as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.

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    C A N A D I A N C O M P L I A N C E This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference - Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respects toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

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    Motorola. Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola products shall not be deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license under the copyrights, patents or patent applications of Motorola, except for the normal non-exclusive license to use that arises by operation of law in the sale of a product.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide CONTENTS Introduction .....................3 Operation ....................6 Turning Power On and Off............... 6 Changing Channels ................6 Adjusting the Volume...............6 Interactive Program Guide............... 6 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)..............7 Optimizing Your DCT6400 For High Definition TV....... 8 On-Screen Graphics ................12 Connecting Your DCT6400..............13 Video Connection Options ............14 Important Safety Considerations ..........15...

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    Recording Your Connections ..............28 Data Devices ..................29 Troubleshooting..................30...

  • Page 9: Introduction

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide INTRODUCTION Congratulations on receiving a Motorola DCT6400 Series Phase III High Definition Advanced DVR Cable Box. Motorola has merged the features of digital cable – the seemingly endless programming options, interactive program guide, Seaside video on demand (VOD), and commercial free, diital quality music –...

  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Message Indicator Lights when message is waiting POWER switch Turns unit on or off FRONT PANEL MENU switch Displays menu INFO switch Displays current channel and program information INFO M SG S. M ENU PO WER USB 2 0 VDEO IN L AUD O IN R Du a l u n e r DVR / HDT V C a p a b le USB 2.0...

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    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide RECORD Indicator Lights when DVR is recording SELECT switch Selects menu options GUIDE switch Displays program guide OPTION switch Reserved O PTIO N R ECO R D G UIDE SM AR T CAR D R EM OTE SELECT DCT 6400 III Display...

  • Page 12: Operation

    OPERATION Turning Power On and Off Press on the front panel to turn the DCT6400 on or off. When POWER using the remote control, be sure it is in cable mode by pressing CABLE before pressing POWER Changing Channels You can change channels in two ways: •...

  • Page 13: Digital Video Recorder (dvr)

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR) The DCT6400 contains a hard drive for the digital video recorder (DVR) to record standard- and high-definition TV (HDTV) programs. A standard VCR records and plays analog video. DVR records and plays digital video.

  • Page 14: Optimizing Your Dct6400 For High Definition Tv

    DCT6400 connector before adjusting the settings. HDMI OUT Motorola recommends using HDMI cables less than 20 meters long. You can configure the TV type, HDMI and/or Y Pb Pr video output, and closed captioning. To optimize the output settings: Be sure your DCT6400 is plugged into a power outlet and connected to your TV.

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    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Use your remote control or the cursor keys on the front panel to navigate the on-screen display: • Press the ▲ and ▼ keys to highlight the setting you wish to change. • Press the ► key to select an option. •...

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    Setting Description 4:3 Override Sets the display format for 4:3 standard-definition programming. If the YPbPr Output is set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p, this setting defaults to 480i. If the YPbPr Output is set to 480i, this setting defaults to OFF and cannot be changed. Options are: •...

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    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Setting Description Font Color Sets the font color. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO, WHITE, BLACK, RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, MAGENTA, or CYAN. Font Opacity Sets the opacity. Defaults to AUTO. Options are AUTO, TRANSPARENT, TRANSLUCENT, SOLID, or FLASHING. Font Edge Type Sets the edge appearance —...

  • Page 18: On-screen Graphics

    ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS The DCT6400 can generate on-screen graphics that overlay the video programming or fill the entire television screen. Common examples include on-screen menus (such as the User Setting menu), closed captions, and interactive program guides. The DCT6400 overlays these graphics whenever you display a menu, enable closed captions, or scroll through a program grid.

  • Page 19: Connecting Your Dct6400

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 This section describes connecting the DCT6400 to your home entertainment system. Instructions and diagrams are included for connections to: • High definition television (HDTV) • A/V Receiver – Audio • Stereo TV •...

  • Page 20: Video Connection Options

    HDMI offers higher video quality than component video. If your TV has an HDMI input, use the HDMI connection on your DCT6400. Motorola recommends using HDMI cables less than 20 meters long. HDMI is compatible with DVI. If your TV has a DVI input, you can use an HDMI-to-DVI converter cable to connect to the DCT6400 HDMI connector.

  • Page 21: Important Safety Considerations

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Important Safety Considerations V E N T I L A T E inch space inch inch D CT 6 16 II Du al ue D R HD V Ca pa be Follow these important safety guidelines when positioning and connecting your cable terminal: •...

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    CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO AN HDTV – VIDEO ONLY HDMI Component video connection connection DCT6400 Phase III OPTICAL AUDIO SPDIF SPDIF VIDEO RF OUT SWITCHED 105-125V HDMI 60Hz AUDIO A MAX CABLE 500W MAX S V DEO Cable in Either / or HDTV Co m p o n en t Vid eo In p u t...

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    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Connecting HDTV – Video Only Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the connector on the DCT6400. CABLE IN Connect the HDTV using component video, HDMI. Component video (Y Pb Pr) Connect the component video cables to the Y, Pb, and Pr connectors on your DCT6400 and the HDTV.

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    CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO A HDTV – AUDIO ONLY Audio Optical SPDIF SPDIF audio connection connection connection DCT6400 Phase III OPTICAL AUD O SPDIF SPD F VIDEO RF OUT SWITCHED 105-125V HDMI 60Hz A MAX AUD O CABLE 500W MAX S-VIDEO Cable in Either / or...

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    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Connecting HDTV – Audio Only Connect the stereo audio cable to the connectors on the AUDIO R DCT6400 and the corresponding connectors on the HDTV. If your equipment supports it, use the or coaxial digital OPTICAL SPDIF outputs instead of the outputs.

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    CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO AN A/V RECEIVER – AUDIO ONLY Audio SPDIF audio Optical SPDIF connection connection connection DCT6400 Phase III OPTICAL AUD O SPDIF SPD F VIDEO RF OUT SWITCHED 105-125V HDMI 60Hz AUD O A MAX CABLE S-VIDEO 500W MAX Either / or AUD O...

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    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Connecting an A/V Receiver – Audio Only The audio connections options to your A/V receiver or home theater receiver are: • Optical SPDIF: Connect the optical SPDIF cable to the OPTICAL connector on the DCT6400 and the corresponding connector SPDIF on the A/V receiver.

  • Page 28: Connecting Your Dct6400 To A Stereo Tv

    CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO A STEREO TV RF (75 ohm) S-Video Video Audio connection connection connection connection DCT6400 Phase III OPT CAL AUDIO SPD F SPDIF VIDEO RF OUT SWITCHED 105-125V HDMI 60Hz AUDIO A MAX CABLE 500W MAX S-VIDEO Cable in Stereo TV Either / or...

  • Page 29: Connecting A Stereo Tv

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Connecting a Stereo TV Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the connector on the DCT6400. CABLE IN Connect the stereo audio cable to the connectors on AUDIO R the DCT6400 and the corresponding connectors on the stereo TV. Connect an S-video cable to the connectors on the VIDEO...

  • Page 30: Connecting Your Dct6400 To A Stereo Tv And Stereo Vcr

    CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO A STEREO TV AND STEREO VCR RF (75 ohm) Video Audio connection connection connection DCT6400 Phase III OPTICAL AUDIO SPDIF SPDIF VIDEO RF OUT SWITCHED 105-125V HDMI 60Hz AUDIO A MAX CABLE S-VIDEO 500W MAX Cable in Stereo VCR Stereo TV INPU...

  • Page 31: Connecting A Stereo Tv And Stereo Vcr

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Connecting a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the connector on the DCT6400. CABLE IN Connect a stereo audio cable to the connectors AUDIO OUT R on the DCT6400 and the connectors on the INPUT AUDIO R...

  • Page 32: Connecting Your Dct6400 To An A/v Receiver, Tv, And Vcr

    CONNECTING YOUR DCT6400 TO AN A/V RECEIVER, TV, AND VCR RF (75 ohm) Video Audio Optical SPDIF connection connection connection connection DCT6400 Phase III OPTICAL AUDIO SPD F SPDIF V DEO RF OUT SWITCHED 105 125V HDMI 60Hz A MAX AUDIO CABLE 500W MAX...

  • Page 33: Connecting An A/v Receiver, Tv, And Vcr

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Connecting an A/V Receiver, TV, and VCR Connect an RF coaxial cable to the cable wall outlet and the connector on the DCT6400. CABLE IN Connect a stereo audio cable to the connectors AUDIO OUT R on the DCT6400 and the connectors on the INPUT R...

  • Page 34: Recording Your Connections

    RECORDING YOUR CONNECTIONS Use this diagram to record connections between your home entertainment components. You can use this diagram to reconnect your system if you move the equipment or add new equipment. Disconnect the power from the DCT6400 before connecting or changing cable connections.

  • Page 35: Data Devices

    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide DATA DEVICES DCT6400 Phase III OPTICAL AUD O SPDIF SPDIF VIDEO ETHERNET RF OUT SWITCHED 105-125V HDMI SATA 60Hz A MAX AUD O 500W MAX CABLE S-VIDEO V PASS CARD Ethernet, SATA, USB and IEEE1394 are currently not supported by Seaside Communications.

  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before calling Seaside Commnications, review this troubleshooting guide. This information is to help you quickly solve a problem. If your problem still exists, call 539-6250 Problem Possible Solution The DCT6400 will The DCT6400 may have received a software update and not power on may not power on while the new software is being installed.

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    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Problem Possible Solution There is no audio Verify that the button on the DCT6400 or the MUTE when viewing cable remote control was not pressed. Press on the MUTE channels remote control to restore sound. If the DCT6400 audio output is connected to the TV, verify that the button on the TV was not pressed.

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    Problem Possible Solution There is no video Verify that the TV is powered on and set to the on the TV screen appropriate input source for the DCT6400. Verify that the DCT6400 is powered on and tuned to an authorized cable channel. Verify that all video cables between the DCT6400 and the TV are firmly connected.

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    DCT6400 Phase III User Guide Problem Possible Solution There are black Wide screen TVs display 4:3 programs in this format bars to the right unless set to Stretch. Turn on the 4:3 OVERRIDE feature and left of the in the User Settings menu. This enables most wide picture screen TVs to stretch the video to fill the screen (see your TV manual for information about stretching 4:3...

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    Problem Possible Solution There are black This may occur on a 4:3 TV if the 4:3 OVERRIDE setting is OFF. To set 4:3 SD programming to fill the screen, bars on all four depending on the capabilities of the TV, set sides of the picture 4:3 OVERRIDE to 480i or 480p.

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    www.seaside.ns.ca 539-6250 Office and Studio: 1318 Grand Lake Road P.O. Box 4558, Reserve Mines, N.S. B1E 1L2...

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