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Digital Receiver FAQ’s

Learn how to get the most from your digital receiver.

DCX700

The DCX700 is a digital High Definition receiver that is controlled completely via the remote; there are no buttons on the unit. This unit has no recording capacity.

Power Indicates the DCX700 is powered on
Data Indicates the DCX700 is receiving updates. You should not see this light very often
LAN Indicates one or more set-top boxes are detected on your home digital network.
(This will only occur for Whole Home DVR subscribers)
REC Indicates that a recording is happening on your home digital network
(This will only occur for Whole Home DVR subscribers)
USB Disabled by default

1. Cable In Coaxial Connector
2. Video Outputs YPbPr - Component Video Output (High Def)
3. HDMI HDMI Connector (Provides High Def Dolby Digital plus 7.1 Audio)
4. Video Out Composite Video (not High Def)
5. Audio Out Left/Right Audio
6. Digital Audio (Optical) Provides Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio or PCM Output
7. Ethernet* Network Connection
8. Ext IR Input Connects to a Remote Control Receiver Accessory Cable
9. IEEE-1394 Audio and Video Device Connection
10. Power Connector Power Connector

DCX525E

The DCX525E is a digital High Definition receiver that is controlled completely via the remote; there are no buttons on the unit. This unit has no recording capacity.

Power LED
Illuminates when the DCX525 is powered on and blinks to indicate IR command
received from the remote control

1. Cable In Connects to the cable signal from the service provider
2. RF Out Channel 3/4 standard definition modulated audio/video to TV or VCR
3. HDMI HDMI Connector (Provides Up To High Def Dolby Digital plus 7.1 Audio)
4. Ethernet Ethernet Connection (Disabled)
5. Ext IR Input Connects to a remote control receiver accessory cable (Not Supplied)
6. Power Connector Power Connector

DCX3400 High Definition DVR

The DCX3400 is a digital High Definition DVR that includes features such as:

  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • Support for external eSATA Hard Drives to expand storage capacity
  • "Soft-Touch" front panel buttons
  • Fixed or variable audio output, allowing you to control the DVR and TV audio either separately or both at once
  • RF output to connect other analogue devices
  • Support for Whole-Home DVR and MPEG4 video


1. USB 2.0 Disabled by default

2. Cursor

Select

Menu Navigation

Selects menu options

3. Power Button Turns the DVR on and off
4. Menu Press once to display the Quick Menu, twice for the Main Menu
5. Guide Button Displays TV Listings
6. Info Displays current channel and program information
7. Format Change the aspect ratio of the receiver between 1080i, 480p, and 480i
8. Channel Buttons Channel up or down


1. CABLE IN Connects coaxial cable from your cable outlet
2. RF Out Allows coaxial connection of other devices such as TV or VCR
3. IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Disabled by default
4. Y Pb Pr Delivers High Definition component video
5. FIXED AUDIO OUT (R/L) Digital audio output, disables the DVR's volume control
6. VARIABLE AUDIO OUT (R/L) Digital audio output, allows TV & DVR volume to be controlled separately

7. SPDIF (Coax) | OPTICAL SPDIF

Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio
8. VIDEO OUT (baseband) Standard-Definition video connector
9. S-Video Standard-Definition S-Video input, provides better quality video than #8
10. M-Card Disabled by default
11. HDMI HDMI connector. Provides High Definition Dolby® Digital plus 7.1 audio
12. eSATA External Serial ATA hard drive connector
13. USB 2.0 Disabled by default
14. IR Serial test connector (for Eastlink service technicians)
15. Ethernet Disabled by default
16. AC Unswitched Outlet Connect AC power cord from another device, such as a TV or VCR
(We advise you plug your devices into an electrical outlet or power bar/surge protector at all times)

DCT2500

The DCT2500 is a standard definition digital receiver. It has no recording or storage capacities and is not capable of displaying high definition programming.


1. Cursor arrows Moves the yellow highlight cursor in menus and the iGuide
2. Message Light Indicates you have unread messages. (Select Messages from Main Menu to view)
3. Power Light Indicates the unit is turned on
4. LED Display Displays the current channel number or time of day
5. Remote Light Flashes when a signal is received from the remote control
6. Channel Buttons Changes the channel up and down
7. Select Button Selects whatever the yellow cursor has highlighted
8. Power Button Turns the DCT2500 on and off
9. Menu Button Press once to displays the Quick Menu, twice to display the Main Menu
10. Info Button Displays current channel and program information
11. Guide Button Displays TV Listings



1. RF In Looped coaxial connector must be connected #2 at all times.
2. To RF In Looped coaxial connector must be connected #1 at all times.
3. Audio Out - To TV Right/Left RCA outputs for connecting sound to your TV.
4. Audio Out - To VCR Right/Left RCA outputs for connecting sound to your VCR.
5. Data Port Disabled by default.
6. Power Connector

AC power connector

7. Coax to TV/VCR Coaxial output (standard def video & audio) to connect the DCT2500 to your TV.
8. Coax Cable In Connector for the coaxial cable coming from the wall cable outlet.
9. S-Video Connector for sending high quality video to your TV.
10. Video Out RCA video output for connecting video to your TV.
11. Digital Coax Audio A coaxial audio output for connecting sound to your TV or home theater receiver.
12. Digital Optical Audio A Toslink output for connecting sound to your TV or home theater receiver.
13. Expansion Slot Disabled by default.
14. USB Disabled by default.
15. IR Disabled by default.
16. Phone Disabled by default.

DCT6416 High Definition DVR



1. Info Button Displays current channel and program information
2. Menu Button Press once for the Quick Menu, twice for the Main Menu
3. Power Button Turns the DVR on or off
4. Message Light Indicates you have unread messages. (Select Messages from Main Menu to view)
5. Record Light Indicates the DVR is currently recording
6. Select Button Selects whatever is currently yellow highlighted
7. Guide Button Displays TV Listings
8. Option Button Disabled by default
9. USB Disabled by default
10. Video In Disabled by default
11. Audio In Disabled by default
12. Cursor arrows Moves yellow highlight around the iGuide and menu screens
13. Power Light Indicates the DVR is on
14. LED Display Displays channel number or time of day
15. Remote Light Flashes when receiving signals from your remote control
16. Channel Buttons Moves up or down through channels
17. Smart Card Disabled by default



1. CABLE IN Connects coaxial cable from your wall cable outlet
2. ETHERNET Disabled by default
3. HDMI HDMI connector deliver high definition sound and picture to your HDTV
4. AUDIO IN (R/L) Disabled by default
5. SPDIF (Coax) Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 digital audio
6. VIDEO IN Disabled by default
7. VIDEO OUT Delivers coaxial video to an external device, such as a TV or VCR
8. AC Switched Outlet Connect an AC power cord from another device, such as a TV or VCR
(We advise you plug your devices into an electrical outlet or power bar/surge protector at all times)
9. IR Disabled by default
10. USB Disabled by default
11. AUDIO OUT (R/L) Connects audio to a stereo receiver, such as a home theatre system
12. Y Pb Pr Delivers high definition component video to your TV or VCR
13. S-Video Delivers standard definition S-Video to your TV or VCR
14. OPTICAL SPDIF Provides Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio
15. IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Disabled by default