Wiring Diagrams

The diagrams on the following pages will help you understand the various ways in which you can connect a DCT to your television and other home electronic equipment. Not all equipment looks alike, and the DCT you receive may be different.

DCT 2000 Series
PRIMARY USE: Digital Cable 

DCT2000 Front Panel

  1. Lights if optional A/B switch is activated (see #11).
  2. Lights to indicate that a message is present. Refer to the “Using Your Interactive Programming Guide” brochure
  3. Normally displays current channel number or time of day; in the diagnostic mode, displays diagnostic codes
  4. Flashes when an error-free signal is received from the remote control.
  5. Lights when the unit is on.
  6. Displays the interactive on-screen programming guide.
  7. Moves the cursor in menu and program guide screens.
  8. Displays current channel and program information.
  9. Displays the Main Menu.
  10. Selects function options and Pay-Per-View (PPV) events and tunes channels from the on-screen guide.
  11. When enabled, this switches an add-on module from one function to another function.
  12. Changes channel up and down.
  13. Turns DCT on/off.

DCT2000 Back

  1. Coaxial connector used to connect the DCT to a standard TV or DVD recorder or VCR.
  2. Coaxial connector used for DCT input from the TO RF IN connector. Deactivated on boxes without a pre-installed connecting cable.
  3. Coaxial connector used to connect the TO RF IN port to the RF in port. Deactivated on boxes without a pre-installed connecting cable.
  4. RCA jacks for looping through audio from auxiliary audio equipment.
  5. S-Video connector used for high quality video to external devices such as high-end DVD Recorders, VCRs or TVs.
  6. RCA jack used to connect the DCT to a composite (baseband) video TV or a monitor; in some configurations this jack connects to a DVD recorder or VCR.
  7. Optional connectors. (Not active)
  8. AC power outlet that can be configured as a switched or un-switched outlet and a two pronged plug for attaching a power cord.

DCT 2000 Series
PRIMARY USE: Digital Cable

Using Coaxial Cables

DCT2000 Basic Cable

Using Audio & Video Cables

DCT2000 Basic Cable2

DCT 6416 Series
PRIMARY USE: DVR/HD-DVR

DCH-6416 DVR Front Panel

  1. USB 2.0 High-Speed Connector (Not active)
  2. Cursor – menu navigation
  3. Select – selects menu options
  4. Power – turns the receiver on and off (standby)
  5. Menu – displays the menu
  6. Guide – displays the program guide
  7. Info – displays current channel and program information
  8. Format* – change the video output format
  9. Channel – changes channel up or down

* Availability of certain features is dependent upon application support.

DCH6416 Back Panel

  1. Cable In— Connects to cable signal from your wall outlet
  2. RF Out— Ch 3/4 modulated audio/video (SDTV) to DVD players or VCRs
  3. Inserted M-Card (Multi-Room DVR)
  4. Serial— Service Only
  5. S-Video— Connects to S-Video (SDTV) inputs of TV or VCR
  6. Digital Audio (SPDIF) — Provides Dolby® Digital 5.x audio or PCM output
  7. YPbPr— Component video output (HDTV)
  8. Video/Audio— Composite Video (SDTV) / Audio inputs and outputs
  9. HDMI— High Definition TV (HDTV) connector
  10. eSATA— External Serial ATA disk interface(Not Active)
  11. Ethernet— Network connection
  12. USB 2.0— High-Speed peripheral device connection (Not Active)
  13. IEEE-1394— Audio and video device connection (Not Active)
  14. Power cord connector

 

DCT 6416 Series
PRIMARY USE: DVR/HD-DVR

Connecting to an HDTV using HDMI or Component cables – Audio and Video

DCH-6416 HDTV Using HDMI

HDMI Operation Safety

Before connecting or disconnecting any HDMI cable, all equipment must be powered off. Otherwise, it is possible to overload and damage the cable and/or the equipment.

What kind of connection do I want?

In most cases, component RCA, HDMI and DVI connections provide comparable quality pictures, and RCA cables can be easier to use. However, if your HDTV is 42” or larger, or capable of 1080p resolution, you will likely notice a superior picture from HDMI or DVI. Similarly, if you use the speakers on your HDTV, audio RCA connections will provide comparable sound quality to SPDIF cables. However, if you are using a stereo tuner with Surround Sound, you will receive superior audio quality by using a coaxial or optical SPDIF cable.

DCX 3200 Series
PRIMARY USES: Digital Cable, HD, MR-DVR Client

3200 Front

  1. Power—LED displays whether the set-top is on or off (standby)
  2. Data — Triple function LED • Flashes twice per second to indicate unit is booting • Flashes once per second to indicate unit is provisioning • Illuminates to indicate one or more set-top boxes and or DVR devices are detected on the home network
  3. Rec — Unit is in record mode on a home network device (Multi-Room DVR Client mode)
  4. USB connector (Not active)

3200 Back

  1. Inserted M-Card (Multi-Room DVR)
  2. Audio Out—L/R audio (SDTV)
  3. Digital Audio (Coaxial S/PDIF)—Provides Dolby® Digital or PCM output
  4. Digital Audio (Optical S/PDIF)—Provides Dolby® Digital or PCM output
  5. Ethernet—Network connection
  6. Cable In—Connects to cable signal
  7. External IR Input–Connects to a remote control IR receiver cable
  8. Serial—Data test connector (service personnel only)
  9. IEEE-1394—(Not active)
  10. RF Out—Ch 3/4 modulated audio/video(SDTV) to TV, DVD recorder or VCR
  11. Video outputs / YPbPr—Component video output (HDTV)
  12. Video Out — Composite Video (SDTV)
  13. S-Video — Connects to S-Video (SDTV) input of TV, DVD recorder or VCR
  14. HDMI—High-Definition TV (HDTV) connector
  15. USB 2.0—High-Speed peripheral device connection (Not active)
  16. Power connector

DCX 3200 Series
PRIMARY USES: Digital Cable, HD, MR-DVR Client DCT

Connecting to an HDTV using HDMI or Component cables – Audio and Video

DCX-3200 HDTV Using HDMI

Connecting to an SDTV using coax, s-video or composite cables – Audio and Video

DCX-3200 SDTV Using Coax

DCX 3400 Series
PRIMARY USES: DVR/HD-DVR, MR-DVR Server DCT

DCX3400 Front

  1. USB 2.0 High-Speed connector (Not Active)
  2. Cursor—Menu navigation; Select—Selects menu options
  3. Power—Turns the set-top on and off (standby)
  4. Menu—Displays the menu
  5. Guide—Displays the program guide
  6. Info—Displays current channel and program information
  7. Format *—Change the video output format
  8. Channel—Changes channel up or down

* Availability of certain features is dependent upon application support

DCX3400 Back

  1. Video outputs / YPbPr—Component video output (HDTV)
  2. Audio Out—L/R audio (SDTV)
  3. Audio Out—Variable L/R audio (SDTV)
  4. Digital Audio (Coaxial S/PDIF)—Provides Dolby® Digital or PCM output. Digital Audio (Optical S/PDIF)—Provides Dolby® Digital or PCM output
  5.  Inserted M-Card (Multi-Room DVR)
  6. Cable In—Connects to cable signal
  7. RF Out—Ch 3/4 modulated audio/video (SDTV) to TV, DVD recorder or VCR
  8. IEEE-1394—(Not active)
  9. Video Out—Composite Video (SDTV)
  10. S-Video—Connects to S-Video (SDTV) input of TV, DVD recorder or VCR
  11. HDMI—High-Definition TV (HDTV) connector
  12. eSATA—External Serial ATA disk interface (Not Active)
  13. USB 2.0—High-Speed peripheral device connection (Not active)
  14. External IR Input—Connects to a remote control set-top accessory cable
  15. Ethernet — Network connection
  16. Power connector

 

DCX 3400 Series
PRIMARY USES: DVR/HD-DVR, MR-DVR Server DCT

Connecting to an HDTV using HDMI or Component cables – Audio and Video

DCX-3400 HDTV Using HDMI

Connecting to an SDTV using coax, s-video or composite cables – Audio and Video

DCX-3400 SDTV Using Coax

 

DCX 3400 Series
PRIMARY USES: DVR/HD-DVR, MR-DVR Server DCT

Connecting to an HDTV using composite or SPDIF cables – Audio Only

DCX-3400 HDTV Using SPDIF

Connecting to an external A/V receiver and/or VCR/DVD recorder

DCX-3400- AVReceiver VCR-DVD

DCT 6400 Series
PRIMARY USES: Digital Cable, HD

DCT6208 Front

Connecting to an HDTV using Component Video or DVI Connections – Video Only

DCX-6400 HDTV Using CompVid

Connecting to an HDTV using RCA or SPDIF cables – Audio Only

DCX-6400 HDTV Using RCA