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Ver.2.5 06/08

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Digital TV Converter BoxWITH

CON CAPACIDAD DE PASAR LA SENAL ANALOGICA

Caja Convertidora de TV Digital

DT250User's Manual Manual del usuario

Important Safety Information

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WARNING- TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. - TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, 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 shock to persons.

WARNING : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE/PARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

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.

CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS TO THIS UNIT NOT EXPRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD VOID THE USERS AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT. NOTE: THIS EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN TESTED AND FOUND TO COMPLY WITH THE LIMITS FOR A CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE, PURSUANT TO PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. THESE LIMITS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL INTERFERENCE IN A RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION. THIS EQUIPMENT GENERATES USES AND CAN RADIATE RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY AND, IF NOT INSTALLED AND USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS, MAY CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT INTERFERENCE WILL NOT OCCUR IN A PARTICULAR INSTALLATION. IF THIS EQUIPMENT DOES CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO OR TELEVISION RECEPTION, WHICH CAN BE DETERMINED BY TURNING THE EQUIPMENT OFF AND ON, THE USER IS ENCOURAGED TO TRY TO CORRECT THE INTERFERENCE BY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING MEASURES: REORIENT OR RELOCATE THE RECEIVING ANTENNA. INCREASE THE SEPARATION BETWEEN THE EQUIPMENT AND RECEIVER. CONNECT THE EQUIPMENT INTO AN OUTLET ON A CIRCUIT DIFFERENT FROM THAT TO WHICH THE RECEIVER IS NEEDED. CONSULT THE DEALER OR AN EXPERIENCED RADIO/TV TECHNICIAN FOR HELP.

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Important Safety InformationDigital Television Transition Notice: This device contains a digital television tuner, so it should receive digital over the air TV programming, with a suitable antenna, after the end of full-power analog TV broadcasting in the United States on February 17, 2009. After February 17, 2009, a television receiver with only an analog broadcast tuner will require a converter box to receive full power over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nations transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before to receive low power, Class A or translator television stations and with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. When a converter box is used with an older television receiver, a signal splitter might be necessary to continue to receive low-power analog broadcasts via an antenna. Information about the DTV transition is available from www.DTV.gov or 1-888-CALL-FCC, and from www.dtv2009.gov or 1-888-DTV-2009 for information about subsidized coupons for digital-to-analog converter boxes.Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. 8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9. 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. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlets. 10. Protect the power cord from being waked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the pint where they exit from the apparatus. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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Important Safety Information11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12. 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. 13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or 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. 15. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus. 16. The main electrical plug is designed to be easily connected or disconnected from the power outlet for safe operation.

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Introduction

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Thank You for purchasing the DT250 digital TV converter box. It has been designed to bring you many years of viewing enjoyment from digital TV broadcasts when connected to a television that does not incorporate a digital tuner. Enjoy crystal clear quality that is free of ghosting and snowy interference.Special Note: Digital TV broadcasts require an adequate signal strength from your antenna to provide the best possible viewing experience. Should a TV broadcast be disrupted by choppy reception or picture stutter, readjust your antenna or consider a high quality rooftop antenna for best results. *Antennaweb.org provides personalized information for choosing antenna type and orientation for your particular location.

Whats In The Box?The DT250 digital TV converter box includes the following: - Remote Control - 2 AAA Batteries - AV Cables - RF Cable - Owners Manual

SpecificationsUnit Dimensions: Net Weight: Aspect Ratio: Tuner Type/ Range: Resolution: Video Outputs: Video Inputs: Audio Outputs: Energy Standards:4 4

9 x 6.1 x 1.6 2 lbs. 16:9 / 4:3 ATSC/ RF CH 2-69 Down converts to 480i Composite (1); S Video (1), RF Out with Audio RF (1); Smart Antenna (optional) L/R Audio that are A letterbox image is typicalto select English > broadcastsFrench. presented in widescreen format. Press Zoom to eliminate the black bars.

Time Zone

Normal Zoom Set the time zone where you reside. Using the highlight Time Zone, then press to select Pacific > Alaska> Hawaii > Eastern > Central > Mountain

TV Aspect Ratio

Zoom highlight TV Aspect Ratio, then press (SDselect Auto* or button, effect on a 16:9 TV Display to Broadcasts Only)

Set the aspect ratio (or shape) of your television display. Using the

arrow

4:3 (conventional TV Shape) or a widescreen television TV will find When viewing TV broadcasts on 16:9 (newer widescreen you shape). that *Automatically the TV SD programing does not fill the displaydetects display aspect ratioZOOM on the remote entirely. the best available screen ratio.program Press of each television Auto until theChannels is filled and black bars are minimized. Scan display area and will automatically control Normal Fill When using the converter box for the first time youll need to scan for all Zoom available digital channels broadcasting in your local area. Using the arrow, highlight Auto Program. Press OK to confirm.Note: Auto Program search for digital channels in your local area may take several minutes to complete.

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Remote Control OverviewThe following overview will detail the functions available when using the remote control. Press button to turn the converter box ON or OFF. When powered on, a green LED will illuminate on the front panel.

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To Mute Sound 1 To momentarily cut off sound to the speakers, press2the MUTE button. To restore sound, press once again.

MUTE

1 4 7 0MENU

2 5 8CH +

3 6 9CCDEXIT

Number Buttons 1 Press to directly access a desired television channel. 2 For example: to access channel 4-2, press4 > - > 2.

VOL -

VOL +

OKRECALL DISPLAY

CCD 1 Press to display Closed Caption text (Determined by Broadcaster):OFF > CC1 > CC2 > CC3 > CC4 or OFF > CS1 > CS2 > CS3 > CS4 > CS5 > CS6. See page 18 for more CCD details.

CH GUIDE FAV + SIGNAL FAV MTS ZOOM

FAV

Menu 1 Press to gain access to the main menu where youmay set up your personal preferences for the converter box.

2 Press Exit

to highlight a subcategory. See pages 17-19 for details.

1 Press to exit the menu display. The menu will automatically disappear after30 seconds if there is no adjustment activity.

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Remote Control OverviewArrow Buttons / OK1 Press OK / arrow buttons to navigate through guides and favorite channels or to highlight submenu options.MUTE MUTE

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1 1 4 4 7 7 0 0MENU MENU

2 5 8-CH + CH +

3 6 9CCD CCDEXIT EXIT

2 Press OK to confirm your selection. Channel + 1 Press Channel + to scan up to the next channel. 2 Press Channel - to scan down to the next channel. Volume + 1 Press Vol + to gradually increase volume. 2 Press Vol - to gradually decre