Digital Users Manual This manual describes the Cox Interactive Program Guide with Motorola’s Digital Converter Terminal (DCT) and remote control. Your remote control may be slightly different. Although general functionality is the same, you may wish to refer to the instructions that came with your...
Important Tips for Safe Operation Don’t move your DCT Your Cox Digital Converter Terminal (DCT) is really a computer that communicates with our network. It is set up to operate from only one cable outlet in your home. If you move your DCT, it is possible that it will not work properly in its new location.
Introducing Cox Interactive Program Guide The Cox Interactive Program Guide (IPG) provides you with the following features: • Channel Banner This is a graphic that displays at the bottom of your TV screen. It shows program information for the currently tuned program. You can “browse” with the channel banner to display program information for programs and channels other than the one you are tuned to.
DCT 2000 front panel Your receiver terminal may vary. Function Turns terminal on/off Changes channel up or down When enabled, this switches an add-on module from one function to another function Selects function options and Pay-Per-View events and tunes channels from the electronic Program Guide...
DCT 2500 front panel Your receiver terminal may vary. Function Moves the cursor in menus and electronic program guide screens Lights to indicate that a message is present Lights when the unit is turned on Displays current channel number or time of day Flashes when a signal is received fro the remote control Changes the channel up and down...
Getting Started This section describes how to use the remote control to turn on the TV, receiver and VCR, as well as display and use the channel banner and Program Guide. About the remote control Your Cox Digital Cable smart remote allows you to control not only your receiver, but also your TV, VCR and audio component.
Basic Operations Turning on the TV, receiver, and VCR To turn on the TV • Press the TV button, then the POWER button. The TV turns on. To turn on receiver • Press the CABLE button, then the POWER button. The receiver turns on.
General Setup EQUIPMENT Pressing any individual button will enable the remote control to operate programmed TV, VCR or Audio equipment as well as the receiver. SELECT Tunes to the highlighted current program in the guide. Selects any highlighted item in the Settings Menu. GUIDE Press GUIDE to display the program grid by time.
General Setup The table below lists some additional remote control buttons with a description of each. Press this Press this button To button To Turn the selected device Plays in VCR/DVD Mode or On Demand* on or off programs. Turn the volume off or on Fast Forwards in VCR/ DVD Mode or On Adjust the volume -...
Using the Program Guide The Cox Interactive Program Guide sm (IPG) gives you an overview of what is playing on different channels during the day. From the Program Guide, you can get information about programs, tune to a program, set timers, and purchase programs.
Using the Program Guide Tuning to a program from the Program Guide 1. In the Program Guide, press the arrow buttons to highlight the program you want to tune to, or press the numbered buttons to enter the channel number. This highlights the current program for that channel. 2.
Using the Program Guide Displaying the Program Guide by Theme 1. In the Program Guide, press the GUIDE button multiple times until THEME is highlighted at the bottom of the screen. A list of themes appears for you to select from. DOWN 2.
Using the Program Guide Displaying and browsing with the channel banner The Cox Interactive Program Guide sm includes a channel banner to provide quick access to information about the program title and the program’s start and end times. The figure below shows the channel banner. Actual programming may vary.
Using the Program Guide To display the channel banner 1. While watching a program, press the INFO button. The channel banner displays. 2. To browse other channel programming info, such as program titles and times, use the arrow buttons as shown below. View programming info for next channel up from ▲...
Using the Program Guide Understanding the Cox Interactive Program Guide symbols There are several symbols that you may see in the on-screen guide, for example, a star in the Settings Menu. The table below describes each symbol. This This symbol Indicates symbol Indicates A program locked by A program with...
Choosing Menu Settings The on-screen guide provides a Settings Menu to help you tailor the Cox Interactive Program Guide to your needs. The figure below shows the Settings Menu. Displaying the Settings Menu 1. Press the MENU button. The Settings Menu displays. Choosing menu settings DOWN 1.
Choosing Menu Settings This This preference Lets you preference Lets you Favorite Specify channels as Parental Specify the program Channels favorites; you can Control: ratings you want to tune to them with the Lock lock when Parental FAV button Ratings Control is on Skipped Specify channels...
Choosing Menu Settings Getting help for menu preferences 1. Press MENU DOWN 2. Press the arrow button to highlight the preference for which you want help. 3. Press the INFO button. A message shows a description of the preference. 4. To exit the help screen, press the EXIT button. Exiting the Settings Menu 1.
How to use Language Settings Use this feature to select the language you want to use for channels over 100 (digital channels) that support more than one language for audio. The default language is English. Press the MENU button. The Settings Menu appears. DOWN 2.
Using Parental Control The Cox Interactive Program Guide sm provides you with Parental Control so you can restrict PPV purchasing and viewing of specific channels, ratings and programs during a certain time period. If you tune to a locked program when Parental Control is on, a screen appears informing you that the program is locked.
Using Parental Control Specify channels and ratings 1. Press the MENU button. The Settings Menu appears. DOWN 2. Press the UP or arrow to highlight the Parental Control preference. RIGHT 3. Press the arrow button. The following message appears: 4. Press the numbered buttons to enter the four numbers of your PIN. You now see the Option column.
Using Parental Control 7. To lock all channels, select the Lock All option at the top of the channel list. 8. To unlock all channels or ratings, select the Clear All option at the top of the channel list. DOWN 9.
Using Parental Control RIGHT 6. Press the arrow button. The Start Time menu appears. 7. To lock a 24-hour period, select the Lock All option. 8. To delete the current time lock, select the Clear All option. DOWN 9. To specify the time period to lock, press the arrow button to highlight the hour and minutes when you want the locked time period to begin.
Using Parental Control To activate Parental Control 1. Press the MENU button. The Settings Menu appears. DOWN 2. Press the UP or arrow button to highlight the Parental Control preference. RIGHT 3. Press the arrow button. The following message appears: 4.
Using Parental Control Deactivating Parental Control You can unlock Parental Control permanently or temporarily. When you unlock Parental Control temporarily, it relocks automatically when you turn the settop off and then turn it back on. Note: If you tune to a locked channel, a pop-up message appears. You then have the option to enter your PIN and unlock all locks.
Using Parental Control DOWN 7. Press the arrow button to highlight the Off or Off/Relock option. When you select the Off/Relock option, Parental Control unlocks, but relocks automatically when you turn the settop off and then back on. To relock Parental Control manually, refer to “Activating Parental Control”...
Changing your PIN 1. Press the MENU button. The Settings Menu appears. DOWN 2. Press the UP or arrow to highlight the Parental Control preference. RIGHT 3. Press the arrow button. The following message appears: 4. Press the numbered buttons to enter the four numbers of your new PIN.
ON DEMAND On Demand is here Now you can rent movies right from your TV and control them like a VCR. No more late fees. No more hassles with the video store. With On Demand you can: • Choose from hundreds of movies right from your TV •...
Using ON DEMAND On Demand Instructions 1. TO GET STARTED • Go to channel 998 and select a category. 2. SELECT A PROGRAM Using the UP/DOWN arrow keys: • Choose a category and press SELECT. • Choose a program and press SELECT. •...
Purchasing Cox iN DEMAND The Cox Interactive Program Guide sm gives you the flexibility to purchase Cox iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View (PPV) programs in two different ways: • Purchase PPV programs by channel • Purchase future programs from the Program Guide Purchasing programs from Cox iN DEMAND (Pay-Per-View) channels You can purchase programs directly from PPV channels.
Purchasing Cox iN DEMAND 5. Press SELECT to purchase the program. (If you enabled the PIN for purchasing, a screen appears asking you for your PIN. Enter your four-digit PIN.) 6. Press SELECT again to confirm your purchase. You are now confirmed for the purchase and will automatically tune to the purchased program when it becomes available.
Purchasing Cox iN DEMAND RIGHT 3. Press the arrow button. The following message appears: 4. Press the numbered buttons to enter the four numbers of your PIN. You now see the Option column. or DOWN arrow button to highlight the Purchasing 5.
Purchasing Cox iN DEMAND Canceling purchases You can cancel a purchased program when the program has not started yet and when the purchase allows cancellation. To cancel purchases 1. Press the menu button. The settings menu displays. DOWN 2. Press the UP or arrow button to highlight the Purchase Review preference.
Purchasing Cox iN DEMAND 5. Press the SELECT button to cancel the purchase. The following screen appears: Note: You may get a message that you cannot cancel the purchase. Press the SELECT button to accept the message. 6. Press the SELECT button to cancel the purchase. You return to the Settings menu.
Troubleshooting The following list includes common situations that might prevent the full enjoyment of your Cox Digital Cable. If you’re still experiencing difficulties after trying these remedies, please call Cox Customer Service at the number provided at the front of this guide. Damage that requires service If your equipment has damage that requires service, unplug your equipment from the electrical outlet.
Troubleshooting TV will not turn on when TV is plugged into settop. If you have selected AC OUTLET: OFF, your television will not come on until the setting is changed in the preferences section of the Settings Menu. To access your television, you must: •...
Troubleshooting No color • Make sure the current TV program is broadcast in color. • Adjust the color controls on your television. Remote control does not work • Verify that the batteries are working by pressing the power button to see if the red light at the top of the remote turns on. If it does not, replace the batteries.
Connecting the DCT Audio/Video Connections Before you begin to hook up your DCT, review the following: • For basic cable connections, use 75-ohm coaxial cables equipped with F-type connectors. You can find coaxial cables in your local electronics store. • For audio or video outputs, use cables equipped with RCA and S-Video type connectors.
Connecting Your DCT2000 Connecting the DCT Connecting a Stereo TV: 1. Connect an RF coaxial cable between the cable wall outlet and the CABLE IN connector on the DCT. 2. Connect the RF coaxial cable, supplied with the DCT, between the RF IN and TO RF IN connectors on the DCT.
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Connecting the DCT Connecting a Stereo TV and Mono VCR 1. Connect an RF coaxial cable between the cable wall outlet and the CABLE IN connector on the DCT. 2. Connect the RF coaxial cable, supplied with the DCT, between the RF IN and TO RF IN connectors on the DCT.
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Connecting the DCT Connecting Dolby ® 5.1, TV, VCR and A/V Receiver 1. Connect an RF cable between the cable wall outlet and the CABLE IN connector on the DCT. 2. Connect the RF coaxial cable, supplied with the DCT, between the RF IN and TO RF IN connectors on the DCT.
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