AT2400 Quick Reference Guide Set Auxiliary, VCR, TV, Cable modes Display cable Settings Navigate through on-screen options with the arrows Power on and off Display Guide Select the current option Exit settings, menu, guide View Next or Previous screen View Favorite channels Mute the sound Adjust Volume Return to Last channel viewed View Information about selected program or General Settings option Channel up and down Select A, B, C on-screen options Access channel numbers Rewind, Play VCR and VOD Pa
IMPOR TANT R ULES FOR IMPORT RULES SAFE OPERA TION OPERATION CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN AVIS Read and Retain These Instructions • Read all of the instructions before you operate this set-top. Give particular attention to all safety precautions. Retain the instructions for future reference. • Comply with all warning and caution statements in the instructions. Observe all warning and caution symbols that are affixed to this set-top. • Comply with all instructions that accompany this set-top.
Object and Liquid Entry Grounding Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Do not expose this set-top to liquid or moisture. Do not place this set-top on a wet surface. Do not spill liquids on or near this set-top. This set-top has a two-prong plug. Properly ground (earth) this set-top by inserting the plug into a grounded electrical, two-socket outlet.
In T his Guide Welcome! .................................................................................................................... 5 Before You Begin ....................................................................................................... 8 Connecting the Set-Top ............................................................................................. 9 Setting Up Your Remote .........................................................................................
Welcome! Congratulations! You are now the owner of one of the most advanced set-top boxes on the market. Scientific-Atlanta’s Explorer® 3170HD Set-Top represents the latest in technical innovation allowing you the ability to view cable television programming for high-definition television (HDTV) as well as standard-definition television (SDTV).
Contents The Explorer 3170HD Set-Top carton contains the following items: an Explorer 3170HD Set-Top an AllTouch 2400 remote control, including batteries an IR Blaster, for use with the VCR Commander™ Service* a 10-ft YPbPr (component video) cable a power cord a 10-ft audio/video cable a 10-ft audio cable this User’s Guide two“Y” cables (one white, one red) * 6 a warranty card Contact your cable service provider to see if this service is available in your area.
Serial Number and MAC Address You must know your serial number in order to receive digital cable services. In addition, Scientific-Atlanta may need to know your serial number to provide technical assistance.
Bef or e You Be gin Befor ore Begin • Read the IMPORTANT RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION section of this guide. • Locate the serial number for your settop, which is on a bar code on the back panel of the set-top. You will need this serial number to join the Explorer eClub. Also, if your system requires troubleshooting in the future, your cable service provider or ScientificAtlanta may ask for the serial number.
Connecting the Set-T op Set-Top Now that you’ve unpacked the Explorer 3170HD Set-Top from its carton, you’re ready to connect it to your HDTV and other electronic devices. Follow these steps and use the connection diagrams on the following pages to connect the set-top to your HDTV and other devices. WARNING: Electric shock hazard! Unplug all electronic devices before connecting or disconnecting any device cables. 1. Unplug all electronic devices before connecting the set-top. 2.
Wiring Diagrams The diagrams on the following pages show examples of common ways to connect your set-top to your HDTV, VCR, and home theater receiver. However, these diagrams do not show every possible combination of devices. Please consult the user’s guides that came with your other devices for further information. Some of the cables shown in the diagrams may not be included with your Explorer Set-Top.
Set-Top Connected to HDTV Using Component Video Cable This diagram shows an Explorer 3170HD Set-Top connected to an HDTV using the component video cable (YPbPr). This setup provides all programming content— both HDTV and SDTV programming— through the HDTV inputs on the HDTV. IR THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST SIGNALS.
Set-Top Connected to HDTV Using Component Video Cable and SDTV Video Cable IR THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
IR THIS DEVICE IS INTENDED TO BE ATTACHED TO A RECEIVER THAT IS NOT USED TO RECEIVE OVER-THE-AIR BROADCAST SIGNALS. CONNECTION OF THIS DEVICE IN ANY OTHER FASHION MAY CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AND IS IN VIOLATION OF THE FCC RULES, PART 15.
Setting Up Your R emote Remote Your universal remote is configured from the factory to control your set-top. In addition, you can program your remote to control most TV and VCR models, as well as various additional devices. 2. Remove and safely dispose of the old batteries. 3. Insert and firmly seat two new AA batteries (alkaline recommended) into the battery compartment. Your remote requires two AA batteries (included). Alkaline batteries are recommended.
The mode keys are the four buttons arched across the top of the remote. These buttons are labeled AUX, VCR, TV, and CBL and let you specify the device you want to control when you are using the remote. For example, to turn on your HDTV, you would press TV and then press POWER. TV 0068 VCR 0095 CBL 0458 AUX 1037 These codes operate many popular brands of electronic devices. Before you program any new codes into your remote, you should check to see if the remote already controls your devices.
Finding More Codes If none of the codes listed for your device work, you can search through the code library for a valid code. 1. Turn on the device. 2. Press SELECT and a mode key (AUX, VCR, TV, or CBL) at the same time until the light blinks twice. For example, to search for a TV code, press SELECT and TV at the same time. 3. Using the keypad on the remote, press 9 9 1. The light blinks once. 4. Point the remote toward the device, and press POWER . 5.
TV Codes ffor or the R emote Remote The default code for your TV mode key is 0068.
VCR Codes ffor or the R emote Remote Your VCR mode key can control a VCR or a DVD player. Use these codes to choose one of those devices. The default code for your VCR mode key is 0095.
VCR Codes ffor or the R emote Remote Philips Pilot Pioneer Polk Audio Profitronic Proscan Protec Pulsar Quasar RCA Radio Shack Radix Randex Realistic ReplayTV Runco STS Samsung Sanky Sansui Sanyo Scott Sears Semp Sharp Shintom Shogun Singer Sony Sylvania Symphonic TMK Tatung Teac Technics Teknika Thomas Tivo Toshiba 0095, 0049, 0632 0051 0081 0095 0254 0074, 0774 0086 0053 0049, 0176, 1176 0074, 0056, 0049, 0062, 0254, 0774 0014, 1051 0051 0051 0014, 0118, 0061, 0062, 0051, 0049 0628, 0630 0053 0056 0059,
AUX Codes ffor or the R emote Remote Your AUX mode key can control a CD player, receiver, amplifier, or additional audio devices. Use these codes to choose one of those devices. The default code for your TV mode key is 1037.
AUX Codes ffor or the R emote Remote Amplifier Codes Brand GE Harman/Kardon JVC Luxman Marantz Nakamichi Optimus Code 0092 0906 0345 0179 0335, 0906 0335 0409 Philips Polk Audio Realistic Sansui Sony Soundesign Victor Wards Yamaha 0906 0906 0409 0335 0703 0092 0345 0092 0368 CBL Codes ffor or the R emote Remote The default code for your CBL mode key is 0458.
Setting Up Ad vanced F ea tur es ffor or the Adv Fea eatur tures Remote This section lists advanced features that you may or may not choose to set up. None of these features are required. If you just want to watch TV, go to Using the Explorer 3170HD Set-Top, later in this guide.
Setting Up Channel Control By default, the channel keys on your remote (CH+, CH-, digits 0-9 and Last) allow you to change channels on the settop, the TV, or a VCR, depending on the current mode. You can disable or enable channel control for the TV or VCR mode. Also, if you have reassigned your AUX key to control a second TV or VCR, you can disable or enable channel control for that device as well. See Reassigning Mode Keys earlier in this section for more information.
Setting Up Power Control By default, the power key on your remote operates the appropriate device for the current mode. You can choose to set up this key to operate multiple devices each time it is pressed, regardless of the current mode. To change your power control: 1. Press SELECT and CBL at the same time until the light blinks twice. 2. Using the keypad on the remote, press 9 9 8. 3.
Using the Explor er 3170HD Set-T op Explorer Set-Top After you set up your Explorer 3170HD Set-Top, and the front panel displays the current time, you can turn on the set-top and begin watching TV. Press the POWER button on the front of the set-top to turn it on. Your cable service provider will send nightly programming updates to your settop (such as program guide information). You should leave your set-top on at all times so that it can receive these updates.
Using the IPG Your set-top may provide an Interactive Program Guide (IPG) which organizes programs and events into listings by channel, theme, or title. Your cable service provider should offer a user’s guide for this service, if it is available in your area. The current channel continues to display in the upper right corner of the IPG. The upper left corner displays information about the highlighted program. • To view or hide the IPG, press Guide.
Setting Up the VCR Commander Ser vice Service Your cable service provider may offer a VCR Commander™ Service. This service gives you a quick and easy way to record the program you are currently watching or any program in the future. To use the VCR Commander service: Your set-top includes a device called an IR Blaster, which enables your set-top to control your VCR. • Your cable service provider must offer the service.
Attaching the IR Blaster to Your VCR 1. Refer to your VCR user’s guide to locate the IR sensor window. (The IR sensor is where the VCR receives the remote control signal.) 2. Remove the covering on the adhesive strip from the loop tape, which is attached to the hook fastener on the IR Blaster. Notes: • Attaching the IR Blaster to the VCR may be easier if the loop tape remains attached to the hook fasteners.
Setting Up VCR Commander Service After you connect the IR Blaster, you must program the code for your brand of VCR into the memory of the VCR Commander. Before you begin, make sure that the VCR is turned off. 7. Press SELECT again to display the Status menu. Note: At any time during this procedure, or EXIT to manually you can press record a program on your VCR. 9. Press or to scroll to VCR Code, and then press SELECT to display the VCR Commander Instructions screen. 1.
Searching for Your VCR Code If none of the codes listed for your brand of VCR turn on the power to the VCR and start the recording, then follow these steps to scan the entire VCR code library. The scan locates the code that will turn on the power to your VCR and start the recording: 1. Enter code 0000, and then press SELECT. Note: The system scans the entire VCR code library. This process can take several minutes. 2. Wait for the test process to complete. 3.
VCR Commander Ser vice Codes Service Find the code for your brand of VCR and use this code in the Setting Up the VCR Commander Service section. Start with the first code in the list and continue through the choices. The most common codes are listed first.
Jensen KEC KLH Kenwood Kodak LXI Lloyd’s Logik MEI MGA MGN Technology MTC Magnasonic Magnavox Magnin Marantz Marta Matsushita Memorex Minolta Mitsubishi Motorola Multitech NAD NEC 34 0055, 0555, 0655, 0755 0051, 0292, 0551, 0651, 0751, 0792, 0851 0086, 0586 0081, 0083, 0052, 0055, 0398, 0555, 0581, 0583, 0655, 0755, 0898 0049, 0051, 0551, 0651, 0751, 0851 0051, 0551, 0651, 0751, 0851 0014, 0222 0086, 0586 0049 0057, 0075, 0254, 0557, 0657, 0754, 0854 0254, 0754, 0854 0014, 0254, 0754, 0854 0292, 0792 0
Realistic Ricoh Runco STS Salora Samsung Sanky Sansui Sanyo Scott Sears Semp Sharp Shintom Shogun Singer Sony Sunpak Sylvania Symphonic TMK Tatung Teac Technics 0060, 0062, 0014, 0049, 0051, 0061, 0076, 0080, 0118, 0551, 0560, 0561, 0562, 0618, 0651, 0718, 0751, 0851 0048, 0267, 0548 0053, 0553 0056, 0058, 0556, 0558 0089 0067, 0059, 0065, 0254, 0559, 0754, 0854 0062, 0053, 0553, 0562 0081, 0083, 0014, 0055, 0096, 0285, 0493, 0555, 0581, 0583, 0596, 0655, 0755, 0893 0060, 0061, 0118, 0254, 0282, 0386
Sc heduling a VCR R ecor ding Scheduling Recor ecording If you are using the VCR Commander Service, your set-top can help you schedule programs that you want to record. VCR Commander automatically starts and stops at the correct time to record programs you select. You can record the program you are currently watching, or you can schedule to record a future program from the IPG or by setting a timer.
Using the VCR Timer The VCR Timer sets your VCR Commander Service to record programs at specific days and times. Use your remote control to set the channel, day, start time, and stop time of the programs you want to record. You can set up to eight timers, including the timers set from the IPG. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set the recording time. Refer to the user’s guide that was provided by your cable service provider for detailed instructions to set the VCR Timer.
Tr oub leshooting oubleshooting If your set-top, remote, or IR Blaster do not function as expected, read the following conditions and suggestions. If the situation persists, contact your cable service provider. If you believe that your equipment needs repair or replacement, call ScientificAtlanta at 1-866-212-2141. Questions about Your Set-Top If your set-top does not perform as expected, check the following conditions: • Verify that the power to your TV is turned on.
Questions about Your Remote Control The light flashes twice whenever you press a key. The remote control keys do not function as expected. The batteries are weak and should be replaced. Use two AA alkaline batteries. Make sure that you press the appropriate mode key for the device you want to control. Questions about Your VCR Commander Service The VCR Commander Service does not turn on the power to the VCR for the scheduled recording or did not begin recording.
LIMITED WARRANTY Explorer ® 3170HD Set-top (for the United States) Scientific-Atlanta® , Inc.’s (“S-A’s”) Explorer 3170HD set-top enables you to access cable television programming (including programs in high definition formatting) from your cable operator. Should you experience problems, always consult with your local cable company first to determine whether the problem is related to the cable network or your Explorer 3170HD set-top.
What is not covered by your warranty? • Costs associated with diagnosing the problem. S-A will not pay cable operator or other service-related expenses or reimburse the customer for expenses pertaining to the diagnosis of the set-top or network related problems. • Customer instruction. (Your User’s Guide clearly describes how to install, adjust, and operate your set-top.) • Signal reception problems not caused by your set-top.
United States FCC Compliance Canada EMI Regulation This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the applicable limits of Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
Inde x Index A M V MAC address 7 mode keys reassigning 24 using 27 VCR codes for remote control 20 for VCR Commander Service 32, 33 VCR Commander Service 39 cancelling a future recording 37 entering your VCR code 31 record the current program 36 recording a program from the IPG 36 scheduling a recording 36 searching for your VCR code 32 setting a timer to record 37 setting up 31 testing 32 VCR timer setting 37 volume control 24 additional audio codes 22 advanced features 24 amplifier codes 23 AUX codes