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Table of Contents

Table Of Contents

1 Introduction.....................................................................................................................1

1.1 

Safety and Product Information......................................................................................1

1.2 Important 

Safety 

Instruction............................................................................................2

1.3 Board 

Level 

Description.................................................................................................3

1.4 

Remote Control Description...........................................................................................4

1.5 Unit 

Description..............................................................................................................6

2 Installation......................................................................................................................7

2.1 Setup 

Checklist..............................................................................................................7

2.2 Unpacking......................................................................................................................7

2.3 Cable 

Connections.........................................................................................................8

2.4 Remote 

Control 

Battery 

Installation..............................................................................10

2.5 Initial 

Setup...................................................................................................................10

3 Basic 

Operation............................................................................................................11

3.1 

Initial Channel Scan......................................................................................................11

3.2 Changing 

Channels......................................................................................................12

3.3 

Audio and Language Control........................................................................................13

3.4 Information 

Display.......................................................................................................14

4 Menu 

Operation............................................................................................................16

4.1 Channel 

Menu 

Features...............................................................................................16

4.2 

Option Menu Features..................................................................................................19

4.3 Lock 

Menu 

Features. 

..................................................................................................25

5 Reference.....................................................................................................................32

5.1 Troubleshooting 

Guide.................................................................................................32

5.2 Specifications 

..............................................................................................................33

DTV-102

Please read this manual  before connection and use.

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Introduction

This User Guide provides detailed information to correctly setup and evaluate the DTV-102 Converter Box.

A procedure is described to setup the converter box for normal operation using the provided GUI software, with 

details for evaluation of the many provided features.

1.1 Safety and Product Information

Warning:

 Use only the provided AC100~240V, 50Hz/60Hz power supply.

Warning:

 To prevent damage which may result in fire or electric shock hazard, do not expose this module to rain 

or moisture, or use it near water.

Caution:

  Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna is connected to the product, be sure the antenna 

is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of 

the National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and 

supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, 

location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding 

electrode.

Introduction

1.2 Important Safety Instruction

• Read these instructions. Heed all warnings.

• Do not use near water.

• Clean only with dry cloth.

• Do not block any ventilation openings. Maintain well ventilated conditions around the roduct. Do not put   

  product on bed, sofa or anything that blocks ventilation.  Install according to instructions.

• Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus   

  (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

• Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug.  A polarized plug has two blades    

  with one wider than the other. If the provided plug does not fit into  your   

  outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

• Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

• Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the  

  apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury  

  from tip-over. 

• Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

• Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been   

  damaged in any way, such as plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the   

  apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,  or has  

  been dropped.       

• Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with  liquids, such as vases,    

  shall be placed on the apparatus.

• Do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operating instructions unless you are qualified  

  to to so.

  

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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended
to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the 
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of 
electric to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to 
the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.

WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO 
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended
to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the 
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of 
electric to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to 
the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.

 


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Introduction 

1.3 Board Level Description

The DTV-102 supports one input and two outputs.  The input is a standard RF connector, which can be 

connected to an antenna with a coaxial cable.  The outputs are standard NTSC composite video and left/right 

audio outputs, with RCA jack connectors, and a standard RF output; both are provided to insure an easy 

connection to any analog TV.  The RF output provides video modulated on Channel 3 or Channel 4, as selected 

by the on-board switch.

 

 

 

 

The module also includes an infra-red (IR) receiver and three push buttons to provide front panel control for the 

power on/off and channel up/down functions.

The only one LED indicates three possible power states for the converter box:

 

 

• 

Powered on and functional  

Bright Green LED is ON

 

• 

In stand-by mode  

 

Dim Red LED is ON

 

• 

Powered off 

 

 

Red LED is OFF.

 

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The Audio/Video (A/V) cables provide good picture quality and stereo sound, and should be used if available on 

the TV.  The A/V jacks are color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio and white for left audio). If the TV has 

only one input for audio (mono), connect it to the left (white) audio jack on the converter box (CB) .

The RF jack and coaxial cable provide acceptable picture and mono sound quality. It should be used if A/V 

connections are not available on the TV.  RF jacks are typically used to connect your TV to terrestrial antenna 

sources.  

Note: Be sure to use RG-6 coaxial cable when connecting from the antenna to the CB module.

Figure1. Connectors

 


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Introduction 

1.4 Remote Control Description

Key Description

A description of the remote control button functions is shown in Figure 2 below.

Figure 2. Remote Control 
Button Functions

Power Cord 

Channel Selector 

RF Signal Out 

RF Signal In 

RCA Output 

Power Indicator

CH -

CH+

Remote Sensor

Power

Introduction 

1.5 Unit Description 

A description of the buttons and the connectors on the main unit is shown in Figure 3 below. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

POWER  

Press to turn the unit on/off. 

 

CHANNEL +/-  

Press to skip channels. 

 

Power Indicator 

Under the normal working mode, it lights green. 

Under the standby mode, it lights red. 

 

Remote Sensor 

Sense the remote signal. 

 

RF Signal In 

RF IN connector 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 3. Buttons on the Main Unit 

RF Signal Out 

RF OUT connector 

 

Channel Selector 

Switch between the channel 3 and the  

channel 4 

 

Power Cord 

Plug into the power supply. 

 

 

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1. 

AUDIO

    Press to set the audio mode.

2. 

Number keypad

    Press to input data.

3. 

ZOOM

    Press to zoom the image.

4. 

Direction Buttons & MENU 

    While working with the system menu, press the     

    direction buttons to move between the options. 

    The up/down direction button works also as the   

    channel+/- button. 

    Press MENU to display the menu.

5. 

ENTER

    Press to confirm settings.

6. 

GUIDE

    Press to show the program guide.

7. 

Q.VIEW

    Press to view the previous channel.

8. 

SIGNAL

    Press to display the signal quality information.

9. 

POWER

    Press to turn on/off the player.

10.        Button

       Press to display the digital input field. 

11. 

EXIT

      Press to back up/exit the menu. 

12. 

INFO

      Press to show the current working status.

13. 

CH-LIST

      Press to show the channel list.

14. 

CCD

      Press to set the closed caption.

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Installation 

2.1 Setup Checklist 

The required hardware and equipment necessary to use the DTV-102 are: 

 

 

-  D

TV-102 converter box 

 

-  Converter box remote control and 2 AAA batteries  

 

-  RF cable for output 

 

-  Composite video and audio cables, or RF cable, for output 

 

-  RF video source (terrestrial antenna) 

 

-  Analog TV with composite video/audio or RF input 

2.2 Unpacking 

The following items are included with your product. If any items are missing, contact your dealer. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation 

2.3 Cabel Connections 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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nput the TV signal to your converter box 

Connect the RF source to the RF IN connector located on the unit’s rear panel. To view television channels, a 

signal must be received by the device from one of the following sources: The internal antenna/An outdoor aerial 

antenna/A cable television network/A satellite network.  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 4. Cable Connections 

NOTE: Set the external receiver to the relative input mode to enable the signal pass.

            When output signal, refer to the user’s manual of the external receiver as well.

MONITOR WITH AV  
/RF INPUT 

To Wall Outlet 

RF IN 

Main Unit

Remote 

RCA Cable

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RF Cable

 


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Installation 

Output the TV signal from your converter box to the external receiver

You can adopt either of the methods below to output the TV signal to the external monitor.

Refer to A,B in the Figure 4. for better understanding. 

A. CVBS Output

    Connect the video port (VIDEO) by the supplied RCA cable. (yellow plug).

    Connect the audio port (L, R) by the supplied RCA cable (white&red plug).

B. RF Output

    Connect the RF OUT port by the RF cable to output the TV signal.

    

NOTE: 

Only two channels are available if you chose to output the signal by the RF cable.

                Slide the channel switch on the unit’s rear panel to select the channel 3 or the channel 4.

 

  Left  Position - - CH3   Right Position - - CH4

C. Analog pass-through Application

    - Power On : User Setting the A/V and Modulator 3/4Ch Output

    - Power Off : User Setting the analog pass-through Output

    1) Power On Application

   

    2) Power Off Application

Power Connection

Insert the power plug into the wall outlet with AC100V-240V, 50Hz/60Hz.

NOTE

: Be sure to have all necessary cable connections properly done before connect the power    

            source.

            If the player will not be used for a long period of time, disconnect the power and remove the batteries  

            from the remote.

Installation 

2.4 Remote Control Battery Installation

1. Unlatch the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote control.

2. Insert 2 AAA batteries into the battery compartment, making sure the + and – ends of each battery line up with  

    the corresponding marks in the battery compartment, as shown in Figure 5 below.

3. Snap the cover back on to the remote control.

 

 

 

2.5 Initial Setup

After the input/output connections have been made, and the DTV-102 has been powered up, a blue screen 

should be seen on the TV screen.  Pressing the MENU button on the remote control should display the main 

menu on the screen, as shown in Figure 6 below.  Chapter 3 in this User Guide describes the procedures for 

basic TV operations such as scanning for channels, changing channels, language control, and information 

display.  Refer to Chapter 4 for more details about all of the Menu features and controls.

 

Figure 6. Main Menu 

Figure 5. Install Remote Control Batteries 

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Analog Signal

Digital Signal

ANT IN

ANT OUT

Audio-R Audio-L Video OUT

Composite Video Output

Audio L/R

MD 3/4Ch

Ant In

Analog Signal

Digital Signal

ANT IN

ANT OUT

Audio-R Audio-L Video OUT

ANT IN

ANT OUT

Audio-R Audio-L Video OUT

Composite Video Output

Audio L/R

MD 3/4Ch

Ant In

Analog Signal

Digital Signal

ANT IN

ANT OUT

Audio-R Audio-L Video OUT

ANT IN

ANT OUT

Audio-R Audio-L Video OUT

Loop-through

Signal

Ant In

Receive the Analog Signal

 


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Basic Operation

This chapter will describe the steps required for basic operation of the DTV-102 converter box (CB), including 

performing the initial channel scan, changing channels, language control, and information display.  Please refer 

to Section 1.4 above for a description of the converter box remote control button functions as referenced in this 

chapter. 

3.1 Initial Channel Scan

1.To perform a channel scan when the input is from a terrestrial antenna, click the MENU button on the CB   

   remote control to display the setup menu, press the           navigation buttons to highlight “CHANNEL”, press  

   the       navigation button to select “Auto Scan”, press the       direction button or the ENTER button to start   

   auto scan.   

  

2. After pressing the       navigation button or the ENTER button, the DTV-102 will scan the RF input for all DTV   

   channels, and add these channels to the list of available channels.  The Auto Scan Status window, as  

   shown in Figure 8 below, shows the progress of the channel scan as well as the total number of digital 

   channels found, including major and minor channels.   

   The auto scan process can be cancelled at any time by pressing the ENTER button on the CB remote 

   control.                      

 

3. After the channel scan is completed, the menu window will disappear, and the converter box will display the  

    first locked channel.

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Figure 7. Auto Scan Sub-Menu

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3.2 Changing Channels

 

One advantage of digital television is the ability for a broadcaster to transmit more than one program  

 

simultaneously on one channel. This is done by using major and minor channel numbers such as 4-1  

 

(major channel) and 4-2, 4-3 and 4-4 (minor or sub-channels.)  With digital television, a broadcaster on  

 

channel 4 (the major number) may provide their usual programming on channel 4-1 but also provide  

 

other programs on channel 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, etc. Note that some broadcasters only broadcast their usual  

 

programming on one channel such as 4-1.  Note that you can watch HDTV programs even if you do not  

 

have an HDTV capable television. When the HDTV programs are received by the CB, the CB converts  

 

the broadcaster’s signal so it can be viewed on any television in standard resolution.

 

After scanning, switching between channels can be easily done like changing channels on a regular  

 

television, but there are several ways to do it:

 

     •  Use the Channel Up (Ch+) and Channel Down (Ch-) buttons on the CB remote control.

 

     •  Use the Channel Up (Ch+) and Channel Down (Ch-) buttons on the CB front panel.

 

     •  Use the number and dash (-) remote buttons to enter in the desired channel number.

 

        Enter in the major number, then the “-“ button, then the minor number.

 

        (e.g. Enter  “1”, “3”, “-“, “2” to tune to channel 13-2.)

          

 

        If the major channel is desired, it is only necessary to enter in the major channel number 

 

        (e.g. Entering “1”, “3” will tune to channel 13-1.)

 

        

 

     

 

     •  Use the Q.VIEW button to switch to the last channel viewed.

 

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Figure 8. Auto Scan Status Window

 


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Basic Operation

3.3 Audio and Language Control

 

This section discusses the methods to control the audio levels and channel.

 Volume 

Control

 

Audio volume can be increased or decreased by pressing the Volume +/- buttons on the CB remote  

 control.

 Audio 

Channel 

Information

 

Digital channels sometimes provide multiple audio tracks, often in a different language.  If these    

 

alternate audio tracks are available, you can cycle through them by repeatedly pressing the AUDIO  

 

button on the CB remote control.  If the language or audio track description is available, it will be    

 

displayed briefly on screen. The audio channel number depends on the broadcasting program. So far,  

 

only English, Spanish, French is supported in the box. Others will be considered as undefined.

 

Menu Language

 

The menu language can be changed by following these steps.  See the Setup section in Chapter 4 for  

 

additional details on this menu option.

 

1.  Press the MENU button on the CB remote control to display the setup menu.  

 

2.  Use the            navigation buttons to highlight “OPTION”, use the           navigation buttons to 

                   highlight  “Language” sub-menu. 

 

3.  Press the        navigation button or the ENTER button to enter the language sub-menu.

                   In this sub-menu, select the Language option.  

 

4.  In this window, as shown in Figure 9 below, it is possible to select three menu language  

 

 

     options: English, Spanish and French.

 

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5. Use the navigation buttons to highlight and select the desired language.

 

6. Press the       navigation button or the MENU button on the CB remote control to exit out of this menu.

   

The Menu text will now be displayed in the selected language.

3.4 Information Display

 

The following text windows are used to display information with the DTV-102

 

•  Channel Number – displayed briefly when changing channels.

 

•  Volume Level – displayed when changing volume.

 

•  Audio Information – displayed briefly when AUDIO button is pressed.

 

•  Menu Windows – main menu and sub-menus are used to access setup and other features. 

 

•  Information Display – displays channel/program information when INFO button is pressed.

 

•  Closed Caption – displays Closed Caption text when enabled.

 

•  Guide Display – displays program information when GUIDE button is pressed.

 

The menu windows are discussed in Chapter 4.  This section will discuss the Information, Guide and  

 

Closed Caption information display windows.

 

 Information 

Display

 

When the INFO button on the CB remote control is pressed, a text window will appear on the screen, as  

 

shown in Figure 10 below.

 

This window displays information about the current channel and program being viewed.     

 

 

The information includes the date, time, channel number and channel name.  Information icons also  

 

provide additional details about the channel and program.

 

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Figure 9. Menu Language Window

Figure10. Information Display Window

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Guide Display

 

When the GUIDE button on the CB remote control is pressed a text window will appear on the screen,  

 

as shown in Figure 11 below.

 

This window displays information about the current and future program being watched, if that  

 

 

information is provided by the broadcaster.  The information in this window includes the channel number  

 

and name, the current time, and the program name, start time, and end time for the current program  

 

and the next program. By repeatedly press the down       navigation button, the information for additional  

 

future program can be displayed.

 Closed 

Caption

 

Closed Caption (CC) provides an on-screen text version of the audio content for the program being  

 

broadcast.  Not all programs support CC; if CC is supported for a given program, the “CC” icon will  

 

appear in the Information Display that can be viewed while watching the program by pressing the INFO  

 

button on the CB remote control.  

 

Repeatedly press the CCD button on the CB remote to set the CC modes.

 

There are nine basic CC selection that can be cycled through by repeatedly pressing the CCD button.   

 

The modes are: CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, Text1, Text2, Text3, Text4, Off.

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Figure11. Guide Display Window

 


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Menu Operation

This chapter describes all of the Menu features and controls provided with the DTV-102.

These menu features are accessed by pressing the MENU button on the CB remote control, and the navigation 

buttons (                  ) are used to navigate within the sub-menus and to select the desired option.  The left (      ) 

navigation button or the MENU button can be pressed to back up the menu.  Pressing the EXIT button will exit 

completely out of the menu system.  The four sub-menus available are:

•  Channel – Auto Scan, Channel Add, Channel Edit, Manual Scan.

•  Option – Clock, Aspect Ratio, Language, Audio Language, Closed Caption, DCC View, Sleep Mode.

•  Lock –  Lock System, Change Password, Block Channel,  TV Rating-Children, TV Rating-General, Movie 

              Rating, Downloadable RRT

4.1 Channel Menu Features

 

After pressing the MENU button on the CB remote control, use the           navigation buttons to highlight  

 

“CHANNEL” and press ENTER or the       navigation button to enter.

 

 

Auto Scan

 

The Auto Scan option is used to automatically scan for available digital channels, and should be    

 

used when powering on the CB for the first time.  Refer to Section 3.1 for details on how to perform the  

 

Auto Program procedure.  If initiated again at a later time, this process will erase all of the previously  

 saved 

channels.

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Figure 12. Channel Sub-menu

Figure 13. Auto Scan Sub-menu

Menu Operation

 

Manual Scan

 

The Manual Scan option is used to manually scan for available digital channels and to add additional  

 

channels to the list of available channels; it will not affect the previously saved channels.  To use this  

 

feature it is helpful to know the broadcast frequency of the channel to be added, which is different from  

 

the channel number. For instance, your “local channel 4 news” may be on broadcast frequency 35. This  

 

is only important to know when adding a channel that was not detected by the Auto Program function. If  

 

you do not know the broadcast frequency number, see the web site antennaweb.org (for addresses in  

 the 

USA.)

 

Use the             navigation buttons to highlight “CHANNEL”, press the        navigation button to 

  

select  “Mannual Program”, press the         navigation button or the ENTER button to access. 

 

The Manual Program window will appear, as shown in Figure 14 below.

 

Use the             navigation buttons to select the RF channel.  Press ENTER to add it to the channel 

 

collection. To erase, press ENTER agian.The signal strength information will be indicated by the bars in  

 

the bottom of the manual program window.

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Figure 14. Manual Scan Window

 


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Menu Operation

 

Channel Add

 

The Channel Add option is used to automatically scan for available channels and to add additional  

 

channels to the channel collections; It will not affect the previously saved channels.

 

Use the             navigation buttons to select “CHANNEL”, press the      navigation button to select 

  

“Channel Add”, press the      navigation button or the ENTER button to access Channel Add, press 

 

the ENTER button to stop.

 

Channel Edit 

 

The Channel Edit sub-menu provides the option of adding or deleting channels in the channel list.

 

After accessing “CHANNEL”, press the       navigation button to select “Channel Edit”, press the    

 

navigation button or the ENTER button to access Channel Add.

 

Press the           navigation buttons to select the channel, Press the ENTER button to add or delete.

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Figure15. Channel Add

Figure16. Channel Edit

Menu Operation

4.2 Option Menu Features

 

After pressing the MENU button on the CB remote control, use the            navigation buttons to highlight  

 

“OPTION” and press the      navigation button or the OK button to access.  

 

The Option sub-menu has eight options: Clock, Aspect Ratio, Language, Audio Language, Close    

 

Capiton, DCC View, Sleep Mode as shown in Figure 17 below.

 Clock

 

The Clock sub-menu provides the option of selecting the desired Time Zone for North Ameica.

 

This is used to automatically program the correct local time.  There are eight time zone options: Hawaii  

 

(HA), New F.land, Atlantic (A), Eastern (E), Central (C), Mountain (M), Pacific (P) and Alaska (AK).

 

After accessing the OPTION menu, use the       navigation button to hightlight “Clock” and press 

 

the       navigation button or the ENTER button to access “Clock”. 

 

Use the            navigation buttons to set the desired time zone. See Figure 18 below.

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Figure17. Option Sub-Menu

Figure18. Clock

 


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Menu Operation

 

Aspect Ratio

 

The Aspect Ratio sub-menu provides the option of setting the display aspect ratio. There are four    

 

options: Set by program, Letter Box, Zoom, Full.

 

After accessing the OPTION menu, use the       navigation button to hightlight “Aspect Ratio” and    

 

press the right        navigation button or the ENTER button to access “Aspect Ratio”. 

 

Use the           navigation buttons to set the desired aspect ratio.

 

 

 Language

 

The Language sub-menu provides the option of setting the OSD(On-Screen-Display) language.

 

There are three options: English, Spanish, French.

 

After accessing the OPTION menu, use the       navigation button to hightlight “Language” and press  

 

the right        navigation button or the ENTER button to access “Language”. 

 

Use the          navigation buttons to set the desired OSD language.

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 Audio 

Language

 

The Audio Language sub-menu provides the option of setting the audio language.

 

There are four options: English, Spanish, French. 

 

After accessing the OPTION menu, use the          navigation button to hightlight “Audio Language”   

 

and press the        navigation button or the ENTER button to access “Audio Language”. 

 

Use the navigation  

buttons to set the desired audio language.

 

 Closed 

Caption

 

An estimated 28 million people, or approximately 10 percent of the population, of the US are dead or  

 

hard of hearing.  The FCC enforces broadcaster carriage of Closed Captioning (CC) information for deaf  

 

and hard of hearing television viewers.

 

In old Analog TV, CC information is sent in four categories: CC1, CC2, CC3, and CC4.  Generally, CC1  

 

is used for English captions and CC3 is used for Spanish.

 

 

For digital TV, CC information is sent as Services.  Your converter box supports six services, labeled  

 

Service 1 to Service 6.  Today, Service 1 is commonly used.

 

A new digital TV broadcast can contain both Analog TV CC as well as digital TV CC.  You have two  

 

choices in viewing Closed Caption information.

 

The first option is to allow the Converter Box to decode and display the analog or digital TV CC.  The  

 

second option allows the TV to decode and display the Analog CC passed along by the Converter Box.   

 

Either one or the other should be used, but not both at the same time.

 

After accessing the “OPTION” menu, use the      navigation buttons to hightlight “Closed Caption”,   

 

press the     navigation button or the ENTER button to access “Closed Caption”.

 

See the Figure 22

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Figure19. Aspeck Ratio

Figure21. Audio Language

Figure20. Language

 


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Menu Operation

 

 

 

There are three options under the “Closed Caption” menu.

 

ACC -   Set the analog closed caption service. There are nine options: CC1,CC2,CC3,CC4,Text1,  

 

 

Text2, Text3,Text4, Off.  

 

DCC -   Set the digital closed caption mode as Off, Standard or Custom. 

 

DCC Service - Set the digital closed caption service from service 1~ service 6.

 

ACC (Analog CC)

 

The ACC (Analog CC) sub-menu provides the option of selecting which CC service should be used for  

 

the analog CC text display window.  The default setting, CC1, is the correct service for almost all cases.

 

Press the             navigation buttons to select “ACC” under the “Closed Caption” menu.

 

Press the            navigation buttons to select the ACC service.

 

There are nine options: CC1,CC2,CC3,CC4,Text1, Text2, Text3,Text4, Off.

 

NOTE: The ACC option is available only when the “DCC” is set as  “Off ”.

 DCC(Digital 

CC)

 

The DCC (Digital CC) sub-menu provides the options of setting the DCC mode as Off, Custom or    

 Standard.

 

- Off -     

When “Off” is selected, the DCC text is never displayed.

 

- Standard -  

When “Standard” is selected, the screen will display the standard DCC service.

 

- Custom -   

When “Custom” is selected, the DCC View  sub-menu will be available for digital CC  

 

 

 

customer setting. See DCC View submenu for details

 

After accessing the “Closed Cation” menu, press the             navigation buttons to select “DCC” 

 

Press the            navigation buttons to select the DCC mode.

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Menu Operation

 

DCC Service 

 

The DCC Service sub-menu provides the options for which service is going to be used in current digital  

 

CC display. There are six options from service1~ service6.

 

After accessing the “Closed Cation” menu, press the             navigation buttons to select “DCC Service” 

 

Press the            navigation buttons to select the DCC service. 

 

Service #1 is designated as the Primary Caption Service. This service contains the verbatim, or  

 

 

near-verbatim captions for the primary language being spoken in the accompanying program audio.

 

Service #2 is designated as the Secondary Language Service. This service contains captions in a   

 

secondary language which are translations of the captions in the Primary Caption Service.

 

The other service sub-channels are not pre-assigned. It is up to the discretion of the individual caption  

 

provider to utilize the remaining service channels.

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Figure22. Closed Caption

 


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Menu Operation

4.3 Lock Menu Features

 

The DTV-102 converter box module incorporates V-Chip technology to block viewing of television    

 

programs and movies according to their rating categories.  V-Chip is included into TVs and other video  

 

devices to work in conjunction with the TV Parental Guidelines.  It electronically reads television    

 

programming ratings and allows parents to block programs they believe are unsuitable for their children.   

 

Non-rated movies can also be blocked.  The rating categories in use include TV ratings for TV programs  

 

and MPAA ratings for theatrical movies being broadcast.  The Canadian English and Canadian French  

 

rating categories are also available for programs broadcast in Canada.

 

After pressing the MENU button on the CB remote control, use the            navigation buttons to highlight  

 

the LOCK option and press the OK button.  A password or PIN is needed to access and make changes  

 

in this menu.  Using the number buttons on the CB remote control, enter the 4-digit password in to the  

 

Password window as shown in Figure 25 below.  An “*” will appear for each digit entered.

 

NOTE:  The factory default password is “0000” and can be changed using the Change Password    

 

sub-menu. If the new password is forgotten, it can be reset to “0000” by unplugging power to the CB  

 module.

 

 

 

 

The LOCK sub-menu has seven options: Lock System, Change Password, Block Channel, TV  

 

 

Rating-Children, TV Rating-General, Movie Rating, Downloadable RRT.

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Figure 25. Password Window

Menu Operation

 DCC 

View

 

The DCC View sub-menu provides the option for digital CC customer setting

 

This sub-menu is available only when the DCC is set as “Custom”. Set the DCC as Custom under the

 Close 

Caption 

sub-menu.

 

 

 

After accessing the OPTION menu, press the        navigation buttons to select DCC View sub-menu,  

 

press the      navigation button or the ENTER button to access the DCC View sub-menu.

 

In the DCC View sub-menu, press the                         navigation buttons to select the option.

 

Sleep Mode

 

The Sleep sub-menu provides the option of selecting a set amount of time before the CB will  

 

 

automatically switch to stand-by mode.  There are five sleep time options: Off and 1, 2, 4,8 hours.

 

A warning popup window will appear on the screen 1 minute before the set time  expires to let the user  

 

know that the CB will soon enter stand-by mode.  The user can then turn off this  feature or set a new  

 

sleep time amount by accessing this Sleep menu before the time expires.

 

After accessing the OPTION menu, use the             navigation buttons to highlight the Sleep Mode  

 

option, and press the          navigation button or the ENTER button to access the Sleep Mode.

 

Use the          navigation buttons to select the sleep time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Figure23. DCC View

Figure24. Sleep Mode

Figure 26. Lock Sub-menu

 


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Menu Operation

 Lock 

System

 

The Lock System sub-menu provides the option of setting the lock function On or Off.

 

When On is selected, programs will be blocked based on the settings selected in the TV    

 

 

Rating and Movie Rating sub-menus.   

 

 

When Off is selected, no programs will be blocked.

 

After accessing the LOCK sub-menu, use the           navigation buttons to highlight the Lock System,  

 

and press the        navigation button or the ENTER button to access.

 

Press the          navigation buttons to set Lock System on or off.

 

 

 

 Change 

Password

 

The Change Password sub-menu allows the user to change the password used to access the LOCK  

 menu 

features.

 

 

After accessing the LOCK sub-menu, use the              navigation buttons to highlight Change Password,  

 

and press the        navigation button or the ENTER  button access Change Password.

 

 

 

 

 

A new 4 digit password can then be entered using the CB remote control number buttons, and then  

 

entered again to confirm the new Password. If a new password was previously entered and has been  

 

forgotten, it can be reset to “0000” by unplugging power to the CB module.  

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Figure 27. Lock System

Figure 28. Change Password

Menu Operation

 Block 

Channel

 

The Block Channel sub-menu provides the option of blocking the specified channel.

 

When the certain channel is blocked, it will never be viewed

 

After accessing the LOCK sub-menu, use the           navigation buttons to highlight the Block Channel 

 

and press the            navigation button or the ENTER button to access Block Channel.

 

Press the            navigation button to select the channel to be blocked, press the ENTER button to  

 

block or unblock.

 

 

 

TV Rating - Children

 

The TV Rating-Children sub-menu allows the user to block programs for the young children based on  

 

the age rating and the content rating. It is possible to block all programs with ratings at and above a  

 

specified level, or to block programs with specified content within a selected level.

 

 

The following are the descriptions for each rating:

 

 

 

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Figure 29. Block Channel

 

A ge  R ating 

Des c ription 

T V -Y  

A ll C hildren

 

Des igned to be appropriate for all children. 

T V -Y 7 

Direc ted to Older C hildren

 

Des igned for children age 7 and above. 

P os s ible content rating: F V  (Fantasy Violence) 

Figure 30. TV Rating-Children

 


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Menu Operation

 

After accessing the LOCK sub-menu, use the          navigation buttons to select TV Rating-Children,  

 

press the       navigation button or the ENTER button to access TV Rating-Children. 

 

There are two options: Age and Fantasy Violence.

 

Age -  

Block programs based on the age rating TV-Y or TV-Y7. When TV-Y is selected, the higher  

 

 

program TV-Y7 will also be selected to be blocked.  

 

Fantasy Violence - Block programs with the fantasy violence content. 

 

 

Press the     navigation button or the ENTER  button to access the options, press the           navigation  

 

buttons select the rating. The block indicator will be added to the specific rating. To release all block,  

 

select Blocking Off in the menu.

 

 

When the  CB receives broadcasts of those locked programs, the CB will block both video and audio  

 

signals to the output, and a suggestive message will appear on the screen. Entering in the password will  

 

temporarily overide the block settings for this program so that it can be viewed.

 

TV Rating - General

 

The TV Rating-General sub-menu allows the user to block programs for general audience based on TV  

 

ratings, including  age-based ratings and content sub-ratings for violence, language, sexual  

 

 

situations and suggestive dialog.  It is possible to block all programs with ratings at and above a    

 

specified level, or to block programs with specified content within a selected level.

 

 

The following are the descriptions for each rating:

 

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Menu Operation

 

 NOTE:

   When a specific age or content rating is selected, all settings above that rating will also be  

 

selected to be blocked.

 

After accessing the LOCK sub-menu, use the          navigation buttons to select TV Rating-General,  

 

press the        navigation button or the ENTER button to access TV Rating-General.

 

There are five options: Age, Dialogue, Language,  Sex, Violence.

 

Age - Block programs based on the age rating .

 

Dialogue, Language, Sex, Violence - Block programs based on the content rating.

 

 

Press the      navigation buttons or the ENTER  button to access the options, press the          navigation  

 

buttons   to select the rating. The block indicator will be added to the specific rating. To release all block,  

 

select Blocking Off in the menu.

 

When the  CB receives broadcasts of those locked programs, the CB will block both video and audio  

 

signals to the output, and a warning window will appear on the screen. Entering in the password will  

 

temporarily overide the block settings for this program so that it can be viewed.

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A ge  R ating 

Des c ription 

T V -G  

G eneral  A udienc e

 

Mos t parents  would find this  program 

appropriate for all ages . 

T V -P G  

P arental G uidanc e S ugges ted

 

C ontains  material that parents  may find 

uns uitable for younger children. 

P os s ible content ratings : D, L, S , V  

T V -14 

P arents  S trongly C autioned

 

C ontains  s ome material that many parents  

would find uns uitable for children under 14 

years  of age. 

P os s ible content ratings : D, L, S , V  

T V -MA  

Mature A udienc e Only

 

S pecifically des igned to be viewed by adults  

and therefore may be uns uitable for children 

under age 17. 

P os s ible content ratings : L, S , V  

C ontent R ating  Des c ription 

S ugges tive  Dialogue 

L  

C oars e  Language 

S  

S exual S ituations  

V  

V iolence 

F V  

F antas y  V iolence 

 

Figure 31. TV Rating-General

 


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Menu Operation

 

Use the           navigation buttons to select the desired rating to be blocked. All ratings above this level  

 

will also be marked to be blocked.

 

 

For example, if it is desired to block all PG-13 movies:

 

Select PG-13 using the          navigation buttons.  The lock indicator dots will be added to all PG-13 and  

 higher 

categories.

 

 NOTE

: All PG-13 and higher movies will be blocked.  When the CB receives broadcasts of those    

 

movies, the CB will block both video and audio signals to the output, and a suggestive message will  

 

appear on the screen.

 

Entering in the password will temporarily override the block settings for this program so that it can be  

 viewed.

 Downloadable 

RRT

 

The current V-Chip recognizes the current RRT, which is communicated as part of the Program and  

 

System Information Protocol. It depends on broadcasts which could communicate a new rating system  

 

via the PSIP that both the chip and a TV’s software can understand. With downloadable RRT, blocking  

 

of program shall occur when a program rating is received that meets the pre-determined user  

 

 

requirement. User could program the open V-Chip with numbers of filters that go beyond the general  

 descriptors.

 

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Menu Operation

 Movie 

Rating

 

The MPAA Rating sub-menu allows the user to block broadcast movies based on the MPAA (Motion  

 

Picture Association of America) ratings, which are age ratings based on violence, language and sexual  

 

content.  It is possible to block all movies with ratings at and above a specified level.  It is also possible  

 

to block un-rated movies, such as MPAA Not Rated movies.

 

 

 

 

The following are the descriptions for each rating:

 NOTE

: When a specific rating is selected, all settings above that rating will also be selected to be    

 blocked.

 

After accessing the LOCK sub-menu, use the          navigation buttons to select Movie Rating, and  

 

press the        navigation button or the ENTER button to access Movie Rating.

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A ge  R ating 

Des c ription 

NR  Not 

R ated

 by MP AA 

G  

G eneral  A udienc e 

S uitable for all audiences .

 

P G  

P arental G uidanc e S ugges ted

 

S ome material may not be s uitable for 

children. 

P G -13 

P arents  S trongly C autioned

 

S ome material may be inappropriate for 

children under age 13. 

R  

R es tric ted

 

Under age 17 requires  accompanying parent 

or guardian. 

NC -17 

No One 17 and Under A dmitted

 

S ome material is  intended to be viewed by 

adults  only. 

X  

No One 17 and Under A dmitted

 

S ome material is  explicitly s exual and is  

intended to be viewed by adults  only. 

 

Figure 32. Movie Rating

 


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Reference

This chapter discusses ways to troubleshoot the DTV-102 converter box and provides the module specifications.

5.1 Troubleshooting Guide

If you are experiencing problems with the DTV-102, see Table 1 for available solutions.

 

 

 

Table 1.  DTV-102 Module Troubleshooting

 

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S ymptom  S olution 

No power 

Make  s ure  the  power  s upply  is   s ecurely  plugged  into  a  s tandard  wall  outlet  and  the 

cord is  plugged into the power connector on the C B  module. 

Make s ure the C B  module is  turned on us ing the front panel  power button or the 

remote control power button.  

C B   is   not  res ponding  to  the 

remote control 

Make s ure to point the remote control directly at the remote control s ens or on the 

C B , with no obs tacles  in between them.  

Y ou may be too far from C B . T ry moving clos er. 

Make s ure that the remote control batteries  are ins talled in the correct direction (+ 

and –). 

T he batteries  may be depleted. T ry replacing them with new ones .  

V erify C B  is  operating correctly by pres s ing buttons  on the front panel of  C B . 

No picture 

Make s ure that the antenna in cable is  correctly connected to the C B . 

Make s ure that the video out cable is  correctly connected to the C B  and T V . 

Make s ure that the C B  and T V  are turned on. 

Make s ure that the T V  is  correctly s et to the s elected C B  video output channel. 

R efer to the T V  owner’s  manual for further information. 

C heck the antenna and the antenna cable. T here may be damage or  interference 

s ources . 

P icture is  blocky or not clear 

C heck the antenna and the antenna cable. T here may be damage or interference 

s ources . 

R epos ition the antenna to improve s ignal s trength.    S ignal s trength can als o be 

affected by rain or s now.    In the US A, the webs ite 

www.antennaweb.org

 can 

provide help in determining the bes t antenna orientation.  

No s ound 

Make s ure that the audio cables  are correctly connected between the C B  audio 

outputs  and the T V  audio inputs . 

Make s ure that C B  and T V  are turned on. 

Make s ure the C B  and T V  volume s ettings  are at a reas onable level.  

Make s ure that the MUT E  function is  not activated on the  C B  or T V . 

Make s ure the T V  is  correctly s et to the s elected C B  audio output channel. 

W hen T V  has  only one audio input jack, us e a s tandard audio cable (white)  to 

connect the audio output jack (white) on the C B  to the audio input jack on the T V . 

T he red audio cable and the C B  red audio output jack are not needed. 

Reference

5.2 Specifications

 

Product

 

Converter Box for ATSC to NTSC

 

Connecting Jacks

 

ANT IN

 

F connector (75 ohm)

 

ANT OUT

 

F connector (75 ohm)

 

Video Output

 

1-pin RCA jack, 1Vpp, 480i composite

 

Analog Audio Output

 

2-pin RCA jack (L, R), 450 mVrms (100k ohm)

 

RF Input

 DTV 

standard 

ATSC

 Channel 

Coverage

 Terrestrial: 

2-69

 

Power Source

 

100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz +/-0.5 %

 

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All digital channels  are not 

received 

Make s ure that the Auto P rogram proces s  in the C hannel menu has  been 

completed. It will be required when you s etup the C B  for the firs t time or when the 

C B  is  moved to a location where other channels  are broadcas t.  

T he s elected channel does  not exis t at  the time. T here are not always  

s ub-channels  being broadcas t. 

W hen the Auto P rogram proces s  is interrupted and not completed, s ome channels  

will not be received. Make s ure to complete the Auto P rogram proces s  in the 

C hannel  menu. 

C C   dis play  s tays   on  or  two 

s ets  of captions  are s hown 

Make s ure the C B  C C  mode is  s et to Off. 

Make s ure that the T V ’s  C C  dis play is  turned off.     R efer to the T V  owner’s  manual 

for further information on how to turn off its  C C  feature.  

F orgot  the  P IN  for  V -C hip 

Unplug the AC  power cord and wait for approx. 5 s econds , then plug in the power 

cord.    In the V -C hip menu, enter the default number "0000." 

 

Power Consumption

w/o smart antenna, 8W (Power on),

Operating Condition

41 F° (5 C°) - 104 F° (40 C°)

Board Dimensions

(241 mm x 168 mm x 43 mm)

Weight

425g

Accessories

Remote Control   

(Provided)

Batteries (size AAA) 

(Provided)

RF cable 

 

1

RCA cable 

 

(Video+Audio L/R) 

1

 

Designs and Specifications are subject to change without notice.