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EXPLORER® 2100 or 3100
Digital Home Communications Terminals

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  • Page 1 Installation Guide EXPLORER® 2100 or 3100 Digital Home Communications Terminals...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION Read and Retain Note to the Installer These Instructions Note to System Installer • Read all of the (U.S.A. and Canada Only) instructions before you This reminder is provided to call the CATV system operate this equipment. installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC (Section 54, Part I of the Canadian Electrical Code), Give particular attention...
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION, continued Cleaning the Equipment Ventilation Before cleaning this equipment, unplug it from the This equipment has openings for ventilation that electrical outlet. Use a damp cloth to clean this protect it from overheating. To ensure the reliability of equipment.
  • Page 4 Ground (earth) your cable system to provide some If you are unsure of the type of power supply to your protection against voltage surges and built-up static residence, consult Cisco Systems, Inc., or your local charges. If you have questions, call your cable power company.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION, continued • Operation is not normal (the instructions describe the Grounding proper operation) This equipment has a two-prong plug. Properly ground • If you drop this equipment, or damage the cabinet of (earth) this equipment by inserting the plug into a this equipment grounded electrical, two-socket outlet.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Getting Started ............8 Selecting Your Connection Diagrams ......9 Connecting a Non-Stereo TV ........17 Explorer 2100 and 3100 DHCT Front Panel ..... 10 Connecting a Stereo TV ........... 18 Explorer 2100 and 3100 DHCT Back Panel ..... 11 Connecting a Non-Stereo TV and a Non-Stereo VCR ............
  • Page 7: Using This Guide

    Using This Guide Important Messages Introducing the Explorer 2100 and 3100 DHCTs Please read this entire guide before you install or operate this equipment. Look for the following safety The Explorer ® 2100 and 3100 Digital Home symbol throughout this guide: Communications Terminals (DHCTs) are converters that can view analog and digital signals.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Installation Overview Installation Tips The following list provides an overview of the Follow these tips for proper DHCT operation: installation process. • Do not plug the DHCT into a wall outlet that is 1. Determine the electronic devices you must connect controlled by a wall switch.
  • Page 9: Selecting Your Connection Diagrams

    Selecting Your Connection Diagrams Introduction • Digital Audio Decoder for surround sound .... 16 • Stereo Receiver or Amplifi er for using This section provides a list of electronic devices that external speakers .........25 or 26 connect to your DHCT. The Optional Devices list includes devices that may be required for specifi c •...
  • Page 10: Explorer 2100 And 3100 Dhct Front Panel

    Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Front Panel VOL- VOL+ GUIDE INFO EXIT SETTINGS POWER BYPASS 9 10 11 12 13 1 Display Displays the channel numbers and 8 USB Connects to external equipment time of day (Universal Serial Bus) 2 Message...
  • Page 11: Explorer 2100 And 3100 Dhct Back Panel

    Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Back Panel DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER Note: The back MADE IN MEXICO CABLE panel of your DHCT CABLE THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED may vary slightly.
  • Page 12: Connecting A Vhf Transformer For Non-Cable-Ready Tv

    Optional Devices Connecting a VHF Transformer for Connecting a VCR Commander Module Non-Cable-Ready TV The VCR Commander Module is a DIGITAL AUDIO If your TV is not cable ready, follow these steps to device consisting of an infrared (IR) CABLE connect a VHF transformer.
  • Page 13: Connecting A Tv With The Pip Feature To A Signal Splitter

    Optional Devices, continued Connecting a TV with the PIP Feature to a Signal Splitter Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION Set of Video/ RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Stereo Audio Cables CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO...
  • Page 14: Using An Rf Bypass Module

    Optional Devices, continued Using an RF Bypass Module Connecting the Module Follow these steps to connect an RF Bypass module to When you use the Bypass feature, the regular (analog) the DHCT. cable signal bypasses the Explorer DHCT and goes directly to your TV, which allows you to view any regular cable program.
  • Page 15 Optional Devices, continued Activating and Deactivating RF Bypass Cable Input OUT TO IN FROM CABLE/ From Wall If your remote control includes a Bypass key, follow these ANT. ANTENNA instructions to use the Bypass feature. To activate the Bypass feature, press the Bypass key. The Bypass indicator illuminates on the DHCT.
  • Page 16: Connecting A Digital Audio Decoder

    Optional Devices, continued Connecting a Digital Audio Decoder Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables 75 Digital Audio DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION Coaxial Cable RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO CABLE CABLE THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED...
  • Page 17: Connection Diagrams

    Connection Diagrams Connecting a Non-Stereo TV Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables 75 Coaxial Cable DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO CABLE CABLE THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED...
  • Page 18: Connecting A Stereo Tv

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Stereo TV Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO Set of Video/ CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK Stereo Audio Cables DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO CABLE CABLE THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED...
  • Page 19: Connecting A Non-Stereo Tv And A Non-Stereo Vcr

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Non-Stereo TV and a Non-Stereo VCR Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION 75 Coaxial Cables RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO CABLE CABLE...
  • Page 20: Connecting A Non-Stereo Tv And A Stereo Vcr

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Non-Stereo TV and Stereo VCR Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO 75 Coaxial Cables CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO CABLE CABLE THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED...
  • Page 21: Connecting A Stereo Tv And A Non-Stereo Vcr

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Stereo TV and Non-Stereo VCR Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION Set of Video/ RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Stereo Audio Cables CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO...
  • Page 22: Connecting A Stereo Tv And A Stereo Vcr

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables Sets of Video/ DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK Stereo Audio Cables DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO...
  • Page 23: Connecting A Stereo Tv With S-Video Input

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Stereo TV with S-Video Input Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables S-Video Cable DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO Stereo/Audio Cables CABLE CABLE...
  • Page 24: Connecting A Stereo Tv And Vcr With S-Video Input

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Stereo TV and Stereo VCR with S-Video Input Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO S-Video Cables CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO Stereo/Audio Cables...
  • Page 25: Connecting A Non-Stereo Tv, Non-Stereo Vcr, And Stereo Receiver Or Amplifi Er

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Non-Stereo TV, Non-Stereo VCR, and Stereo Receiver or Amplifi er Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO Stereo/Audio Cables CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CATV CONVERTER MADE IN MEXICO...
  • Page 26: Connecting A Stereo Tv, Stereo Vcr, And Stereo Receiver Or Amplifi Er

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Stereo TV, Stereo VCR, and Stereo Receiver or Amplifi er Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION Sets of Video/ RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Stereo Audio Cables...
  • Page 27: Connection Diagrams

    Connection Diagrams, continued Connecting a Stereo TV, Stereo VCR, and Home Theatre Receiver Cable Input Explorer 2100 or 3100 DHCT Required Cables DIGITAL AUDIO CAUTION Sets of Video/ RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Stereo Audio Cables CATV CONVERTER...
  • Page 28: Using The Dhct

    Using the DHCT Connecting the DHCT Operating the DHCT After you connect the DHCT and any additional Choose one of the following options to operate the electronic devices in your system, follow these steps: DHCT: 1. Verify that the DHCT is connected to the 75 Ω •...
  • Page 29: Tips For Improved Performance

    Tips for Improved Performance Check and Correct No sound If your DHCT does not perform as expected, • Verify that the plug to your TV and DHCT is properly the following tips may help. If you need further inserted into an electrical outlet. assistance, contact your cable service provider.
  • Page 30: Notices

    • Verify that the DHCT is properly plugged into an electrical outlet that is not controlled by a wall switch. errors or omissions that may appear in this guide. Cisco reserves the right to change this guide at any time •...
  • Page 31: Fcc Compliance

    Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044 USA radio/TV technician for help Telephone: 678 277-1120 Any changes or modifi cations not expressly approved by Cisco could void the user’s authority to operate the Canada EMI Regulation equipment. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian Important: The information shown in the FCC Declaration ICES-003.
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