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TVonics talking Freeview+ HD recorder - DTR-HD500
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Please retain these instructions for future reference. These instructions
are also available in other formats.

Contents
Important Safety Information 2
General description 3
Items supplied with the TVonics DTR-HD500 talking digital TV recorder 3
Orientation 3
Set top box 3
Remote Control button orientation 4
Getting started 5
Inserting/replacing batteries 5
Connecting the set top box to your TV 5
Locating your box 6
Connecting to a HIFI or speakers (sound only set up) 6
First use 6
Linking the remote to a TV 7
Turning on and off 8
Accessibility 8
Talking features 8
Button description 9
High contrast menus 9
Subtitles 9
Audio Description 9
Basic features 9
Manually selecting channels 9
Electronic programme guide (EPG) 10
Recording 10
Instant record 10
EPG recording 10
Trailer recording 11
Manual timer record 11
Deleting timers 11
Recorded programme library 11
Deleting recordings 12
Sorting the library 12
Creating a playlist of recorded programmes 13
Time shift - pause and rewind live TV 13
Screen Saver 14
Advanced settings 14
Menu 14
Edit channel list 14
Settings 15
Parental Control 18
Tuning 19
Service 20
Additional HDMI devices 21
Photo Viewer 21
Picture in Picture (PIP) 21
Technical specification 22
Physical Specification 22
Connections 22
End user licence 22
Appendix 1 - Remote control codes 23
Appendix 2 - Freeview channel list 24
Radio Stations 24
Appendix 3 - Set top box diagram 25
Terms and Conditions of sale 26

Important Safety Information
Before using the Digital TV recorder, please take a minute to read the
following important safety information.
. Only use the AC mains adaptor supplied with this unit.
. Do not place any objects on the unit.
. Do not cut off the supplied AC mains adaptor's plug.
. Leave a space of at least 10cm around the unit to allow for adequate
ventilation.
. Place the unit on a stable surface.
. Do not place any magnetic objects (including speakers) on or near the
unit.
. Do not allow the unit to get wet.
. Do not use the unit in hot, humid or excessively dusty places.
. Do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
. Do not obstruct the ventilation on the underside of the unit.
. Do not expose the unit to shocks or vibrations as this could cause disk
failure.
. To clean the unit, use a lightly dampened, soft cloth. Do not use any kind
of abrasive cloth, sponge or cleaner.
. To help prevent Screen burn on Plasma and LCD screens. Never leave static
pictures on the screen for long periods of time.
. Do not attempt to open the unit. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
. Do not allow the AC mains adaptor to get wet. Be sure to locate it away
from dripping/splashing water, or objects filled with liquids (eg. vases).
. The only way to disconnect this unit from the mains supply is to
completely remove the AC mains adaptor from the wall socket. Make sure the
AC mains adaptor is located in a position that allows easy removal.
. Allow adequate ventilation around the AC mains adaptor and never cover it
with any objects.
. Do not operate the AC mains adaptor next to heat sources (eg. candles,
ovens or heaters).

General description
Watch and record digital TV with the world's first talking high definition
digital TV recorder. You can record your favourite programmes at the touch
of a button. You can even pause and rewind live TV so you'll never miss part
of your programme when someone comes to the door.

Synthetic speech reads all on-screen information, including programme
guides, menus and your recorded programme library.

Items supplied with the TVonics DTR-HD500 talking digital TV recorder
TVonics DTR-HD500 set top box
Mains power adaptor
Remote control
Two AAA batteries
HDMI cable
TV aerial loop cable
Manufacturers quick start guide

Orientation
Set top box
The box itself is rectangular in shape but curves on the left and right
edges and slopes downwards towards the front. When locating the box, ensure
this slope is facing forwards and is not obstructed from where you will be
using the remote control. In the centre, towards the front is a small
display which displays the channel name you are watching. To the left are
two power indicator LEDs, red for standby and green for ON.

Right side
Towards the front of the box there is a small rectangular socket. This is a
USB slot which you can use to look at photographs on your TV.

Left side
There are no sockets on this edge.

Back
On the back of the box is a row of sockets. With the back facing you, from
left to right they are; aerial In, aerial Out, Ethernet network, HDMI out
(to TV), HDMI in input one, HDMI in input two, USB, SPDIF covered with a
small internal flap (optical audio output) and power. Above these is a SCART
socket.

Remote Control button orientation
The remote control has 50 buttons and is best broken down into sections. To
orientate the remote, the top of the remote is the end with a row with just
two buttons. The bottom end of the remote has a row with four buttons. The
layout is described by row, reading from left to right

The top row has two buttons, left is the TV power button (tactile dot) and
right is the set top box power button (green).

Row 2 has four rectangular buttons: DTT (Digital TV Tuner), HDMI1, HDMI2,
USB.

The second section is the number keypad and has four rows of three round
buttons. Row one has one, two, three, row two has four, five (with a tactile
dot), six. Row three has seven, eight, number nine and row four has AD
(Audio Description), zero and previous channel button.

The third section has two rocker buttons with two small rectangular buttons
between them. Left rocker button controls the TV volume. The right rocker
button changes the channel up and down. Between the two rocker buttons are
two, small rectangular buttons one above the other. The top button toggles
subtitles on and off and the bottom button is the mute button.

Underneath the rocker buttons is a row of four rectangular buttons: Picture
in Picture (PIP), Clock, Saver and TV/Radio. Press the clock button while
watching TV to hear the current time.

Press the clock button while viewing the programme guide or menu to hear a
list of additional controls for that screen.

The next section is the circular navigation control with the OK button in
the centre. Around the OK button in a circle are controls at twelve o'clock
(up), three o'clock (right), six o'clock (down) and nine o'clock (left).
There are tactile markings at each to help identification. Use these to move
around menus, programme guide and library.

Around the navigation controls are four small round buttons. At 10 o'clock
is the Guide button to access the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). This
lists all programmes for the next seven days. See Appendix two for a list of
channels. At two o'clock is the Info button which gives further details
about a particular programme including a synopsis. At four o'clock is the
text button and at seven o'clock is the back button. Press back to exit out
of the menu or guide and return to TV.

Underneath the navigation controls is a row of four buttons: Menu, Library,
Timer and TV input (AV button).

The next section has two rows of rectangular buttons to control the
recorder. The first row has three buttons: Stop, Play/Pause (has a small
dimple on) and record. The next row has four buttons: skip back (30
seconds), rewind, fast forward and skip forward (30 seconds)

The last row on the remote has four coloured buttons which are used in menus
and to select various options: Red, Green, Yellow and Blue.

Hint: To help find your way around the remote, why not attach Bumpons to the
edge of the remote to indicate each section or a particular button you use
all the time. Please note: if you attach Bumpons you will not be able to
return the box as unsuitable. Bumpons in various sizes and colours are
available from RNIB.

Underside of the remote control
There is a long thin battery cover with the retaining clip towards the top
edge of the remote.

Top of the remote control
On the top is a small round infra-red bulb. This should be pointed at the
set top box without obstructions when in use.

Getting started
Inserting/replacing batteries
With the buttons on the remote facing downwards, remove the battery cover
using the clip towards the top edge of the remote. Each battery has its own
bay. Insert one AAA battery into each bay with the flat end of the battery
going onto the spring in the battery bay. The dimple end of the battery
should face towards the top of the remote.

Connecting the set top box to your TV
With the rear of the box facing you, plug your aerial cable into the aerial
In socket (furthest left). Depending on the age of your TV you can connect
using either HDMI or SCART. HDMI is preferable and this cable is supplied.
Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the fourth socket from the left
(underneath a cross head screw) and the other end into your TV. Please note
there are three HDMI sockets, all with screws above. The socket to attach to
your TV is closest to the aerial sockets.

Alternatively you can connect using a SCART cable although this cable is not
supplied. The SCART socket is to the right along the back edge and above the
power and USB sockets. The flat edge of the SCART socket is on the left.
Plug one end of the cable into the box and the other into your TV.

Finally plug the mains power cable into the furthest right socket.

Locating your box
Once connected to your TV, aim the slope of the box forwards, towards where
you will be sitting ensuring there are no obstructions.

Connecting to a HIFI or speakers (sound only set up)
With the rear of the box facing you, plug your aerial cable into the aerial
In socket (furthest left). Plug the mains power cable into the furthest
right socket.

If your HIFI or speakers have an optical in then you can connect using the
SPDIF socket which is just to the left of the mains socket.

If you do not have an optical in then you can connect it to a HIFI using the
SCART socket and an adaptor. The adaptor you will need is a SCART to Phono
adaptor. These are readily available on the high street. This plug changes
the SCART into three Phono plug sockets - red, white and yellow. You can
then attach it to your HIFI using a standard Phono cable.

If you want to attach it to a set of speakers which have a 3.5mm headphone
plug then you will need a further adaptor/cable.

First use
You will need to use your existing TV remote to begin with. Turn your TV on,
then using the new TVonics remote, press the green STB power ON button (top
row, right button). Most TVs will automatically switch to the set top box
and the installation screen. If your TV does not automatically switch then
you will need to press the AV button on your TV remote to select either the
HDMI input or SCART depending on how you have connected it. The TVonics box
may take up to two minutes to turn on and begin speaking.

At this point you will be asked whether you want to start tuning and audibly
you will hear "press blue to activate talking menus". Press the blue button
on the remote (bottom row, right hand button). It will then read the
information on the screen "Please press OK when you wish the box to start
tuning". Press the OK button (large circular button a third of the way up
the remote). It will now scan for channels in your area with a progress
announcement every 15 seconds.

Once the scan has completed you may be able to choose different regions and
this will affect which local news you will watch. For example, in
Peterborough the first screen (primary region) there is only one choice
"England" and on the second screen there is a choice of Cambridgeshire or
East Midlands. By choosing Cambridgeshire, the news and local variations
will be Anglia whereas choosing East Midlands will give Central news.

Using up or down on the navigational controls select the primary region
(country) if available then press OK. Then choose the secondary region
(local area). Press the red button (bottom row, left button) to complete
tuning and finish setup. Your choices will be confirmed and state "automatic
tuning complete" then list the number of TV, radio and data channels. Press
OK to start using the set top box.

Linking the remote to a TV
You can link the remote to most TVs so you will then only need to use the
one remote to watch TV. After linking you will then be able to use the
volume control, TV power and TV AV input buttons on your TVonics remote.
Below are two methods for linking your remote and you may require sighted
assistance to do this.

Please note: without linking the remote to your TV the volume control on the
TVonics remote will not work.

Remote control signal search
With your TV and set top box turned on press and hold the AD and the
previous channel buttons (either side of zero) on the TVonics remote for
three seconds. The TV standby button will flash red twice and remain lit on
the TVonics remote.

Aim the remote at your TV and press the channel up button. The TV power
button will start flashing. Keep pressing the channel up button until your
TV turns off. Please note: each time you press the channel up button it is
trying another code so you may have to press the channel up button many
times (up to 200) before it finds the code. In testing it took 25 presses to
find the code and with your TV it could be more. When the TV turns off,
press the OK button. This will store the code. Press the TV power button to
turn your TV back on and test it works. You should now be able to adjust the
volume, power and AV input on your TV using the TVonics remote.

Enter remote control code manually
First, find the three digit codes for your TV from the list in Appendix 1 -
TV codes.

Press and hold the AD and the previous channel buttons (the buttons either
side of zero) for three seconds. The TV standby button will flash red twice
and remain lit.

Enter the three digit number using the number keypad on the remote and the
TV button flashes twice and go off.

Press the TV power button to check the code has worked. If your TV turns off
then your remote is set up. If the TV remains on then repeat these steps
using the next code in the list.

If none of the codes work or there isn't a code for your TV then try the
following search feature, visit www.tvonics.com/codes or call RNIB on 0303
123 9999.

Please note: the remote can not be linked to certain Panasonic TVs.

Turning on and off
If you watch TV regularly, it is recommended that you leave the set top box
connected to the mains, and turn to standby mode when you wish to turn it
off. You will only need to disconnect the set top box from the mains when
you are away or do not wish to use the TV for a long period of time, one
month for example.

The set top box will automatically update programme guide and the channel
list whilst it is in standby mode, as they become available. It can also
receive updates to the operating software during this time. It cannot
receive new channels or updates if the set top box is disconnected from the
mains or the aerial is disconnected.

To turn the set top box on, press the green set top box power button on the
remote control - labelled STB (top right button). The power indicator light
on the front panel of the set top box will change from red to green. Now
press the TV power button (top left button).

Please note: The set top box may take up to 10 seconds to start up.

To turn off simply press the set top box power button and you will hear
"Entering Standby", then press the TV power button if you have linked the
remote.

Accessibility
Currently, interactive services (teletext) and BBC iPlayer are not
accessible using the speech features.

Talking features
If you didn't turn speech on when you set up the box, you can switch the
talking features on or off at any point, although this may require sighted
assistance. Using the on-screen menu and the navigation controls you can
activate talking features by pressing the menu button then select settings,
press OK then accessibility settings, press OK and then move down to
text-to-speech. Scroll through the options using the left or right
navigation keys.

Without sighted assistance you may be able to activate talking features by
using this button sequence. Follow this exact button sequence: menu, down,
OK, down, down, OK, down, down, down, right. After a few moments, talking
features should be activated otherwise return to TV and try the sequence
again.

We recommend you start using talking features in beginner mode as this
provides more spoken information but as you become accustomed with the
controls try expert for fewer button directions. Not only can you adjust how
much detail is announced, you can change the speed, volume and how it mixes
with the TV audio. Press menu, navigate down to Settings and then down to
Accessibility settings. Within this menu there are a range of elements you
can adjust by navigating down to the option and using the left and right
arrows to scroll through the list of options. You do not need to save the
changes, as you scroll through the options it will change immediately to the
current option. When finished press menu to exit and return to TV.

Button description
With talking features ext to speech activated, you can hear a list of the
additional controls available in a menu, program guide or library by
pressing the clock button.

High contrast menus
There are six different colour schemes available which can help make the
on-screen information easier to read. Press menu, move down to settings,
then to general settings then down to Colour scheme. Press left or right to
scroll through the six options: Onyx (default), Green, High contrast blue,
Blue, Sapphire, Emerald. The colour scheme will change as you move through
the options. You do not need to save the changes, as you scroll through the
options it will change immediately to the current option. When finished
press menu to exit and return to TV.

Subtitles
Turn subtitles on and off by pressing the subtitle button (top button
between the volume and channel rocker buttons). Please note: translated
programmes which are broadcast with subtitles are not read by the talking
features.

Audio Description
Turn audio description on and off by pressing the AD button (above the
volume rocker). Press to turn on and press again to turn off. You can adjust
the AD volume and language in the menu. Press menu, navigate down to
Settings and then down to Accessibility settings. Within this menu you can
change the AD language and volume
by navigating down to the option and using the left and right arrows to
change. You do not need to save the changes, as you scroll through the
options it will change immediately to the current option. When finished
press menu to exit and return to TV.

Basic features
Manually selecting channels
You can jump between channels using the number keypad by simply entering the
channel number. Press the channel up, channel down rocker button to scroll
through each channel. You can also jump back to the channel you were
watching previously by pressing the previous channel button (right of zero).

Press the TV/radio button to switch between Freeview TV and digital radio.

See Appendix two for a list of TV/radio channels available on Freeview.

Press the Info button (located at two o'clock from the navigation controls)
to hear more details about a programme either while you are watching a
programme, looking in the programme guide or in the library. This will give
you the channel name and number, start and finish times and a synopsis about
the programme.

Electronic programme guide (EPG)
As there are over 80 channels it is usually easiest to use the EPG to select
a channel. Press the Guide button (located at 10 o'clock outside the
navigation circle). The current channel and programme will be highlighted
and announced including start and finish times.

The EPG is arranged in a grid with channels listed on the left and
programmes on the right. Use the navigation circle to navigate up and down
through the channels. Press the OK button to select a programme (press twice
to select the programme and exit the guide). There are pages of channels to
choose from and you can move page by page rather than one by one by pressing
the red button to move up and the green button to move down. Each page shows
nine channels.

Within the EPG you can scroll forwards through the programmes to see what's
on next - up to seven days. Press the right navigation arrow to scroll
forwards in time. Digital TV provides up to seven days of programme listing
and within the Guide you can skip forward 24 hours by pressing the blue
button.

Press the guide or back button to leave the EPG and return to watching TV.

Hint: To make the EPG easier and quicker to navigate, you can hide channels
you know you are not going to watch so you have fewer to scroll through.
Read the Hide Channels section under Advanced Settings for more details.

Please note: certain encrypted channels are not announced in the programme
guide.

Recording
Inside the set top box is a 500 Gigabyte hard drive onto which you can
record over 175 hours of TV. There are several ways to record a programme.

Instant record
When watching a programme you can start record instantly by pressing the
record button (third row up, right hand button). Press the stop button to
finish recording (third row up, left hand button).

EPG recording
When in the EPG you can set up a timer to record a programme. Use the
navigation controls to find the programme in the guide and simply press the
record button (third row up, right hand button). You will then be given
further choices depending on the type of programme you are recording. If the
programme is part of a series then you can set the timer to record the whole
series, by pressing the blue button (bottom row, right button) to "series
link". The box will automatically add timers to record subsequent programmes
from the series. If it is a one off recording, press OK to confirm the timer
or wait 15 seconds and it will confirm it automatically.

You can record two programmes concurrently, although you will not be able to
view a third channel. If you are watching TV at the same time as recording
two programmes channels then you will prompted to watch one of the channels
you are recording. The set top box will advise you at the time.

Trailer recording
Certain programme adverts enable you to set a recording for the programme
being advertised by pressing the blue button during the advert (bottom row,
right hand button). The set top box will alert you to the option when
available.

Manual timer record
Press the Timer button (fourth row up, second from right). This will list
all of the timers currently set but also enables you to add a timer
manually. Press the yellow button (bottom row, second from right). Enter the
start, finish times and date using number keypad then enter the channel
number.

When you have set the channel, start time and finish time, press the red
button to save or green to discard the timer.

Deleting timers
Press the Timer button to see a list of your current timers. Using the
navigation controls you can scroll up and down through your list of timers.
To delete a timer, simply highlight the relevant timer and press the red
button (bottom row, left button). There is then a confirmation screen "are
you sure you want to delete this timer?" Press the OK button to confirm or
back to cancel.

If you have recorded a programme on 'Series link' you will be given three
options to: Delete all timers for this series, Delete just this timer, or
Cancel. Press OK button to confirm or back to cancel.

Recorded programme library
Press the library button (fourth row up, second from left) to view a list of
your recorded programmes. Using the navigation controls you can move up and
down through the page or press left or right to jump to other pages.

To watch a recorded programme, find the recording and press the OK button.
There are the following options but you can simply press OK to start
watching.
. Resume from last played position
. Play from start
. Play from end (plays last 15 seconds of recording). This is to the right
of Play from start
. Start playback from - enter an amount in minutes.

While watching a recording you can fast forward, rewind and pause. To pause
press the play/pause button (third row from bottom, middle button).

The second row up from the bottom on the remote enables you to skip forwards
and backwards through a recording. The left button skips back 30 seconds,
the next button is rewind. The third button fast forwards and the fourth
skips forward 30 seconds. There are three rewind / fast forward speeds,
press the button again to increase the speed.

When rewinding or fast forwarding, press the play/pause button to resume
watching the programme.

To stop watching press the stop button (third row up, left button). You will
return to TV however when you return to the recording it will remember where
you stopped so you can resume from where you left off.

Deleting recordings
Simply navigate to the recording you want to delete using the navigational
controls and press the red button (bottom row on the left). You will be
asked to confirm, with Yes highlighted, press OK to delete. To cancel, press
left on the navigation controls to highlight No and press OK.

By default, recordings will remain in the library and the disk space will
eventually fill up. You can delete programmes manually as detailed above or
you can change a setting within the menu which will automatically delete
recordings. More details can be found in the advanced features section.

Sorting the library
To help find a particular recording you can sort the library in a number of
ways. Press the blue button and use the navigation controls to highlight one
of the following options to re-sort the library with. By default they are
listed from new to old.
. Newest to oldest
. Oldest to newest
. A to Z
. Z to A
. Shortest to longest
. Longest to shortest

You can also filter out recordings you have already watched. Underneath the
list of sort options is a further option called display and by default
programmes are listed ignoring played status. Press left or right on the
navigation controls to choose from played first or unplayed first. Then
choose the sort option or press green to sort or red to discard the sort
choice.

Creating a playlist of recorded programmes
Within the programme library you can create a playlist of your recordings.
Use the up and down navigational controls to find the first programme in
your playlist and press the yellow button. Use the up and down navigational
controls to find the second and press the yellow button to add to the
playlist. Continue until you have selected all of the recordings for your
playlist. Please note you can only have one playlist. To watch your playlist
select one programme in your playlist and press OK. Press the down
navigational control until you highlight start playing the playlist, then
press OK to start watching.

Time shift - pause and rewind live TV
This useful feature enables you to pause a programme and even rewind if you
missed a vital part. When watching TV simply press the play/pause button
(third row from bottom, middle button). This will pause the programme and a
counter will appear on screen showing how long it has been paused for (how
long it is behind live TV). With Talking features activated you will hear a
figure every 30 seconds stating the time behind live TV.

To resume watching again press the Play/pause button again.

You can even rewind live TV and go back in time to a maximum of two hours or
back to the point you tuned in to a that particular channel. Press the
rewind button (second row from bottom, second button from left). This will
begin rewinding at slow speed. You can rewind at three speeds, press the
rewind button again to increase the rewind speed. Time announcements will
state how long behind live TV. Press play to continue watching.

Please note: you can only go back to the point you started watching that
channel.

You can also rewind 30 seconds at a time by pressing the skip back button
(second row from bottom, left button). Each press jumps back 30 seconds and
is ideal if you miss something.

When you are time shifting, you can also skip forwards using the fast
forward and skip forward buttons (second row from bottom, third and forth
from left respectively) in the same way as using the rewind / skip back
buttons.

To return to live TV press the stop button (third row from bottom, left
button).

Please note: you can only fast forward up to the point when you catch back
up with live TV.

(Two hours is the default maximum and can be increased within the menu - see
advanced settings for details.)

Screen Saver
You can turn the screen saver on at any time by pressing the saver button
(row under the rocker buttons, third from left). This displays a small
message and turns the screen black. Press any button to cancel the screen
saver. When you are time shifting, the screen saver will activate
automatically after 15 minutes.

Advanced settings
Menu
There are five items in the main menu. Use the up and down navigation
controls and press OK to enter the menu item.

Edit channel list
Within this menu you can hide channels from the channel list and programme
guides and reorganise the channels so your favourite channels are grouped
together.

Hide channels
Lists all channels in numerical order. Using the navigation controls, move
up or down through the list then press the OK button to hide the selected
channel. Hiding unwanted channels can make it easier to navigate round the
EPG and find something to watch faster.

Sort channels
Lists all channels in numerical order and enables you to swap the position
of two channels. Using the navigation controls, move up or down through the
list then press the OK button to select the first channel. Then use the
navigation controls to find the channel you want to swap with and press OK
to confirm. This can be used to swap a HD channel with the standard channel.
For example, channel 1 by default is BBC 1 in standard definition and BBC1
HD is channel 50. You can swap these two so when you press channel 1 you see
the HD version rather than the standard.

It can also be used to amalgamate your favourite channels so when browsing
the programme guide they are closer together.

Settings
General settings
Audio
For certain programmes you have a choice of languages to listen to that
programme in. Press left or right to choose from: English (default), Welsh,
Gaelic, Irish.

Colour Scheme
To enhance the menus and programme guide and make it easy to read, you can
choose from six colour themes: Onyx (default), Green, High contrast blue,
Blue, Sapphire, Emerald. Press left and right to select your preference. The
colour scheme will change as you move through the options.

Display
On the front of the set top box there is a small display. By default it will
display the current channel but can be changed to display the clock using
this setting. Press left or right to select your preference.

Auto Standby
By default, after three hours of inactivity, the set top box will
automatically switch off into standby mode. Press left or right to select
your preference.

Update Channels
By default your set top box will automatically update the channel list as
new channels become available. Press left or right to select your
preference.

Update Software
Your set top box will automatically search for new software. Press left or
right to select your preference.

Video settings
HDMI Output
You can manually select the resolution output from the set top box. Press
left or right to select your preference. Choose from Auto (default) / 576i /
576p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p

Scart output
You can change the Scart output format from RGB to CVBS. Press left or right
to select your preference. RGB is of higher quality, however if you are
experiencing issues then consider changing to CVBS.

Picture mode
By default, the set top box will display the picture in widescreen format.
If you have a non-widescreen TV or are not seeing all the picture you can
change the aspect ratio. Press left or right to select your preference.
Choose from Widescreen (default) / 4:3 Normal / 4:3 Letterbox

Output scaling
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from HDMI / SCART

Accessibility Settings
Subtitle
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from English / English
(hard of hearing) (default) / Welsh / Welsh (hard of hearing) / Gaelic /
Gaelic (hard of hearing) / Irish (hard of hearing)

Audio Description
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from English (default)
/ Welsh / Gaelic / Irish

Audio Description Volume
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from Medium (default)
/ High / Low

Text to speech
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from Off / Beginner /
Expert

Text to speech speed
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from Normal (default)
/ Fast / Fastest / Slowest / Slow

Text to speech volume
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from Normal (default)
/ Loud / Loudest / Quietest / Quiet

Text to speech audio mix
This setting changes how the text to speech is mixed with programme audio.
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from No background
audio / quiet background audio (default) / full background audio

DTR settings
Pause buffer settings
Change this setting to increase or decrease the maximum length of time you
can pause live TV. Press left or right to select your preference. Choose
from Two hours (default)/ four hours / Disabled / one hour

Auto delete
Rather than manually managing your recorded programme library, you can use
this setting to automatically delete your recordings based on a number of
criteria. Press left or right to select your preference and press OK to
confirm. Choose from Never (default) / Oldest / Oldest played / Largest /
Largest played / Smallest / Smallest played. This will only become active
once the hard drive has been filled with recorded programmes.

Format Disk
WARNING: This will delete all your recorded programmes. Only use this
function if you are experiencing problems with the hard drive or want to
delete all your recordings. If you really want to format the disk then when
you select this option and press OK you will be warned "This will delete all
recordings. Are you sure you wish to format the disk? No (default) / Yes.
Use the left and right navigation buttons to choose Yes then press OK. You
will now have to enter your PIN (default zero, zero, zero, zero). The box
will now format the hard drive and return you to the main menu.

Press back at any stage to exit this option.

Dolby settings
The following options are technical settings for Dolby Surround sound. Use
the up and down arrows to choose the option then the left and right arrows
to change the setting.

Downmix
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from Automatic
(default) / Dolby Digital / Dolby Surround / Stereo

Audio Delay
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from 0ms (default) up
to 250 ms

Dynamic Range Control
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from Off (default)/ TV
mode / On

Cut
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from 0 (default) -
200. Note this can not be changed when the Downmix option is set to
automatic.

Boost
Press left or right to select your preference. Choose from 0 (default) -
200. Note this can not be changed when the Downmix option is set to
automatic.

Network Settings
The set top box can be connected to the internet to download firmware
updates and to watch BBC iPlayer. Please note while updating firmware is
accessible using the talking features, BBC iPlayer is not. For the majority
of users, linking to your network is not necessary.

Automatic network setup
Connect to your home network using either a wired Ethernet cable or wireless
adaptor (available separately). Within this menu there is a choice of wired
or Wireless/Wifi. Choose the relevant option and press ok to continue.

When using a wired connection, simply select wired and press OK. After a few
moments and if successful the box will announce "The network connection has
been tested and is now available. Press OK to complete setup. If
unsuccessful, please check the connections and try again. Most networks will
setup automatically, however you can setup manually using manual network
setup and enter the specific details for your network.

Wireless network setup - Please refer to instructions supplied with the
wireless adaptor for more details. Wireless adaptor available from
www.tvonics.com.

Manual Network Setup
Within this menu you have a choice of connection types, press left and right
to choose wired or wireless. Select wired and press the yellow button to see
the advanced settings. Initially setup mode will be set to automatic press
left or right to change to manual. You will now be able to set the following
network settings by pressing down on the navigational controls and typing in
the details specific to your network:
IP address
Subnet mask
Gateway
DNS Server 1
DNS Server 2
MAC address

When complete press green to confirm or red to cancel. When you save, the
connection will be tested and you will be notified of the result. If
successful press OK to continue. If unsuccessful please check the
connections and settings and try again.

Network Connection Test
If you have setup your network connection and begin experiencing problems
then you can check its status using this option.

Parental Control
To lock specific channels from view you can setup parental controls. To
enter this menu you will need to enter the PIN - default PIN is - zero,
zero, zero, zero.

Guidance lock
Change Guidance lock to on by pressing the left or right navigation buttons
then navigate down to lock channels.

Lock channels
Press OK to view a list of channels. Using the up and down arrows navigate
to the channels you wish to lock. Press OK to lock the channel. Once you
have locked all the channels you want then you can exit the menu by pressing
the back button. Now each time you choose a locked channel you will need to
enter the PIN to view.

To unlock channels simply repeat the process and navigate to the locked
channels and press OK to unlock.

Set PIN
Use this menu item to change the PIN to a number that is less easy to guess.
Within this menu you will be prompted to enter a new PIN, then enter it a
second time to ensure both match. Simply use the number keypad to enter the
PIN twice.

Please note: make sure you take a note of the new PIN code.

Tuning
To enter this menu item you will need to enter your PIN using the number
keypad (default zero, zero, zero, zero).

Automatic search (recommended)
Occasionally, new channels may become available in your area and you can
retune your box to receive these. Your box should automatically add these
channels but you can retune to check using this option. Also if you move
house you may need to retune. Enter select automatic search and press OK to
continue. You will be warned "would you like the box to retune? Your
previous channel list will be replaced." Select using the left and right
buttons and press OK to continue. It will retune your box giving updates
during the process.

You may then be offered regional (country) choices. Use the up and down
arrows to highlight the TV region you want to watch and press the red
button. You will then have a secondary region list. Choose the area you wish
to view and press the red button to confirm.

In different areas you can receive different regional variations to
programming. For example in Peterborough there is a choice of East midlands
and Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire. To watch Anglia news select
Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire or East Midlands for East Midlands news.

Manual Search
It is not recommended that you manually search for channels as this is very
time consuming, however should you wish to tune manually select this option
and use the left or right navigational buttons to change move through the
frequencies.

Service
Within this section you can find technical details, signal strength, update
and reset your set top box.

Manufacturer details
There are no options to change in this menu. It will read the following
information:
Manufacturer
Model Number
Hardware version
Software version
Serial number
Wired Mac

Signal strength
There are no options to change in this menu. It will read the following
information:
Signal strength as a percentage
Current channel
Transmitter

Over Air software upgrade
Occasionally new software may become available for your set top box which
can be downloaded through your aerial. Press OK to search and follow the
instructions if one is available.

USB software upgrade
Occasionally new software may become available for your set top box which
can be downloaded from the internet via your computer onto a USB stick.
Please follow the instructions from the website where you downloaded the
update from.

Insert the USB stick with the new firmware files on and press OK to
continue.

Internet Software Upgrade
If you have connected your box to your home network you can also search for
new firmware via the internet. Press OK to search and follow the
instructions if one is available.

Reset set top box
If you are having problems with your set top box or are moving house then
you can reset the box to factory settings and repeat the setup instructions
at the beginning of these instructions.
To reset press OK to begin. You will be asked to confirm as this will reset
all of your preferences and delete the channel listing so you will need to
retune. Use the left or right navigational controls to select Yes and press
OK to confirm. Now you will need to enter your PIN - default zero, zero,
zero, zero.

You will now return to the initial set up screen. If you want talking
features, please remember to press the blue button before you press OK to
start tuning.

Please note: your recorded programmes will not be deleted from your library
when you reset the box. To clear the set top box completely, format the
drive first and then reset it to return it to factory state.

Additional HDMI devices
¬¬There are two HDMI input sockets on the rear of the set top box which you
can use to connect DVD players, games consoles and other HDMI equipment. The
sockets are to the right of the HMDI socket which is attached to your TV and
each has a cross head screw above it.

Once you have connected the additional devices you can switch to the device
using the input selection buttons on the remote (second row from top). These
are DTT (returns to digital TV), HDMI input one, HDMI input two and USB.
Each of these buttons refers to the additional HDMI inputs on the back and
switch accordingly.

To return to watching TV press the DTT button (second row, left button).

Photo Viewer
This allows you to view photos from digital cameras, USB card readers and
USB sticks on your TV.

Set up your camera as if connecting it to a PC, insert only one card into
the card reader then plug into the USB socket on the side or rear of the set
top box. Press USB input button on the remote control (second row, right
hand side).

Scroll through your pictures by pressing the green (next) or red (previous)
buttons. Press yellow to start a slideshow.

Change to the next folder by pressing the blue button.

Exit photo viewer mode and return to TV by pressing DTT (second row, left
button).

Please note: always exit photo viewer mode before unplugging your USB
device.

Picture in Picture (PIP)
This allows you to watch two channels at the same time. Sound from the main
picture is played. Press the PIP button (located under the down volume
rocker). A box will appear in the top left. Use the navigation controls to
move it to a different corner. The box will appear active (a yellow box
on-screen) for five seconds. Type the channel number or press the channel
rocker to change the PIP channel whilst it is active. To reactivate, the PIP
window, press the PIP button.

When PIP is not active use the standard controls to change channels.

To exit PIP, press the PIP button when PIP is active (a yellow box
on-screen).

Please note: PIP is not available when subtitles are on
Technical specification
Physical Specification
Size (W) 375mm x (H) 85mm x (D) 200mm
Weight 1.3 kg
Power Requirements Input voltage 12 Volt DC 2.5 Amps (with supplied AC mains
adaptor)
DC jack connector 6mm (2.1mm Pin) DC Jack
Power consumption (On) 12W
Power consumption (STBY) 0.7W
Operating temperature +10?C to +40?C
Storage temperature -20?C to +60?C
Twin Tuners
500 gigabyte hard drive

Connections
RF input / output connectors
Two HDMI input ports
SCART output
Audio line out - Digital optical (SPDIF) TOS link connector
Two USB ports

End user licence
This product includes software code developed by third parties, including
software code subject to the GNU, General Public License ('GPL') or GNU
Lesser General Public License ('LGPL'). As applicable, the terms of the GPL
and LGPL, and information on obtaining access to the GPL Code and LGPL used
in this product, are available to you - please contact the manufacturer.
The GPL Code and LGPL Code used in this product is distributed WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY and is subject to the copyrights of one or more authors. For
details, see the GPL Code and LGPL Code for this product and the terms of
the GPL and LGPL.

Appendix 1 - Remote control codes
Please refer to www.tvonics.com/codes for a complete list of all brands
covered.

Aiwa: 035, 112, 114, 163
Alba: 001, 004, 010, 029, 031, 034, 046, 048, 055, 060, 065, 072, 087, 109,
116, 136
Baird: 009, 010, 016, 026
Beko: 166, 167, 168
Bush: 001, 004, 026, 029, 031, 035, 037, 043, 048, 055, 056, 072, 083, 087,
108, 109, 116, 136, 160
Ferguson: 010, 016, 024, 038, 043, 065, 084, 098, 136
Fidelity: 035, 055, 059, 062, 076, 078
Goodmans: 002, 003, 004, 009, 029, 031, 035, 043, 055, 056, 072, 074, 083,
084, 086, 088, 100, 102, 108, 109, 116, 127, 133, 136, 141, 160, 162, 172
Grundig: 001, 004, 008, 024, 065, 072, 079, 083, 088, 100, 111, 115
Hitachi: 001, 003, 004, 005, 009, 013, 015, 016, 017, 022, 023, 037, 069,
074, 075, 085, 099, 102, 119, 120, 121, 134, 136, 137, 138, 142, 144, 148,
152, 169, 172
JVC: 004, 008, 012, 029, 055, 060, 075, 091, 105, 106, 111
LG: 007, 015, 022, 083, 103, 116, 117, 153
Loewe: 011, 040, 076, 101, 107
Logik: 001, 002, 007, 009, 055, 133
Luxor: 023,026,039,136,141,172
Matsui: 001, 002, 003, 004, 009, 021, 024, 026, 031, 043, 046, 048, 055,
063, 065, 068, 072, 083, 086, 099, 116, 136
Mitsubishi: 002, 004, 011, 012, 015, 022, 024, 076, 079, 083, 136
Orion: 002, 021, 022, 031, 035, 042, 048, 059, 065, 078, 083, 107, 116, 133,
161, 163
Panasonic: 003, 009, 015, 026, 030, 053, 062, 075, 105, 131, 154, 174
Philips: 001, 006, 011, 015, 022, 056, 062, 076, 083, 096, 126, 147, 159,
164
Samsung: 001, 003, 004, 006, 007, 009, 012, 022, 026, 030, 035, 039, 054,
055, 070, 083, 088, 096, 103, 110, 118, 128
Sanyo: 002, 004, 006, 009, 014, 015, 017, 020, 026, 035, 045, 054, 059, 075,
082, 113, 158, 169
Sharp: 001, 004, 012, 017, 073, 105, 109, 129, 141, 143, 170, 173
Sony: 002, 004, 012, 013, 017, 020, 047, 105, 130, 149, 155
Teac: 001, 020, 022, 035, 037, 059, 060, 068, 076, 109, 115, 116, 124, 136,
146, 158
Technica: 029
Tevion: 083, 104, 109, 116, 127, 136, 138
Thomson: 016, 038, 043, 084, 098
Thorn: 003, 004, 009, 010, 014, 016, 035, 043, 074, 076, 079
Toshiba: 000, 001, 002, 003, 004, 006, 007, 008, 012, 013, 016, 019, 024,
035, 059, 062, 075, 096, 103, 105, 116, 118, 141, 150, 156

If there isn't a code for your TV, please try the remote control signal
search feature first, then visit www.tvonics.com/codes or call RNIB on 0303
123 9999 for other manufacturers codes.

Appendix 2 - Freeview channel list
This list of channels was correct at time of printing. Channel list may
change at any time.
1 BBC One  2 BBC Two  3 ITV 1 (STV in Scotland) (UTV in Northern Ireland)
4 Channel 4 (S4C in Scotland) 5 Channel 5  6 ITV 2
7 BBC Three 8 BBC Alba (Scotland) Channel 4 (in Wales)  9 BBC Four
10 ITV 3  11 Pick TV  12 Yesterday
13 Channel 4+1  14 More4  15 Film4
16 QVC  18 4Music  19 Dave
20 Really  21 Viva  22 Ideal World
23 bid tv  24 ITV 4  27 ITV 2 +1
28 E4  29 E4+1  30 FIVE*
31 5 USA  32 The Big Deal  33 ITV 1 +1
36 Create & Craft 37 Price-drop  38 Quest
39 The Zone 40 Rocks & Co 43 Gems TV
44 Channel 5 +1  45 Lottery Xtra 46 Challenge
49 Food Network  50 BBC One HD*  51 ITV 1 HD*
51 STV HD*(in Scotland)  52 Channel 4 HD*  53 Clirlun*(in Wales)
54 BBC HD*  60 The Jewellery 70 CBBC
71 CBeebies  72 CITV  80 BBC News
81 BBC Parliament  82 Sky News  85 Russia Today
87 Community 89 Al Jazeera English  101 Teletext Holidays
102 Rabbit  104 1-2-1 Dating   105 BBC Red Button
106 Directgov  108 Sky Text

Radio Stations 700 BBC Radio 1 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra
702 BBC Radio 2 703 BBC Radio 3 704 BBC Radio 4
705 BBC Radio Five Live 706 BBC Five Live Sports Extra 707 BBC Radio 6
708 BBC Radio 4 Extra 709 BBC Radio Asian network 710 BBC World Service
711 The Hits Radio 712 Smash Hits!  713 Kiss
714 Heat 715 Magic 716 Q
718 Smooth Radio 719 Radio Scotland 719 Radio Ulster
719 Wales 720 Cymru Wales 720 Radio Foyle
720 Radio nan Gaidheal 722 Kerrang!  723 talkSPORT
724 Captial FM 725 Premier Christian Radio 726 U105
727 Absolute Radio 728 Heart FM

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