I know it is probably pointless asking this, as I have been thinking about this for over a month and am stumped, but maybe someone can help, so here goes.
I recently got FIOS, with an HD DVR. The STB is a Motorola QIP 6416-2. The Coax from the FIOS router goes into the RF in coax connector. Component cables run from the STB to my HDTV, providing picture. Audio (red/white) cables run from the STB to the TV for sound. My VCR and DVD player are hooked into seperate AV imputs (red/white/yellow) on the tv, so that if I change imputs, I can WATCH tapes on the VCR, or DVDs.
However, what I am missing is the opportunity to record onto my VCR movies and shows that I want to KEEP, instead of just recording to the DVR. There is no RF OUT jack on the STB to run to the VCR, and the AV OUT jacks run to the TV for sound, so I cant use a AV cable to run from the video out to the video in on the VCR.
I know this sounds horribly complicated, and I'm probably overexplaining it and confusing everyone, but I'm hoping SOMEONE will have had the same problem and recoment a workaround.
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To answer your question;
Your motorola will connect directly(not through the dvd) to the tv set into one of the input ,(preferably using hdmi or component cables for hd) and the dvd will use a different input,
All you have to do then is switch between which one you want to watch.
Hope this help Cheers
LOAD FACTORY DEFAULT (from owners manual)
Reset the STB back to factory settings
1. Enter 'Tools' menu. Highlight 'Load Factory Default'
2. Press the 'OK' button. You will be asked to input the password
3. Input the password using the numeric buttons (default is '0000')
4. A confirmation window is displayed. Highlight 'Yes' to confirm. STB will return back to factory settings and clear all channels
5. Press the 'MENU' button to exit
NOT a solution but some comments if anyone is searching
They are sold by Coles $29-49 depending on specials, mtv is nickelodeon/viacom generic product sourced wherever with little support. A decent cheap stb but thats it, you find them thrown out minus remote.
The remote is fragile, and costs nearly as much as the whole stb to replace. 1300366155 is support $20 for remote I think they said.
If you get one wrap it in rubber :-)
Another product sold next to them is:
The Coles MTV universal remote does not have a code for the STB so if you optimistically buy one at coles ,next to the MTV stb stack thinking it should work with the MTV stb, no luck silly fool.
The universal remote website doesn't respond, help line is disconnected.
The MTV stb helpline has nothing to do with the MTV universal remote product.
The MTV STB is decent, the MTV universal remote is robbery.
Hi trishallan! I will be more than glad to assist you in this concern.. On the back of your Sansui STB-HD01 (Set top box) there is an input name - ANT In- Attached an external antenna to this terminal. If your LCD TV is an HDTV you can use the HD-YPbPr (you will see there Red, Green, Blue) on the back of the Sansui-STB-HD01, The cable that your going to use is the component cable - the color is Red, Green, Blue) - connect the 1st end to the back of the sansui-set top box and the other end is going to your LCD-TV. If your LCD TV is not and HDTV you cand use the other terminal which is on the right side of the HD-YPbPr, the SD-YPbPr, you can use the same cable - the Red, Green, Blue, .. then there is s display switch-Set this switch in conjunction with MODE switch according to your TV display capability.and there is a mode select- Set this switch in conjunction with DISPLAY switch according to your TV display capability, then u need to tune in the tv to compionent channel, use the LCDtv remote to cycle the input of your tv.
if you have any query please feel free to get in touch..
Hiya Margy, I know your query was 6 months ago,but I had a similar problem with connecting an Aiko SD set top box to our second older tv set & after 3 months only recently found the solution! Our problem? When connected the tv picture went green! Nobody,including Tandy staff,knew what to do! (We also have an Aiko STB connected to our newer tv and it worked fine from day one.) Anyway,it took 3 months but I finally worked it out. Our problem was settings on the TV,NOT the STB. Go to your TV's COLOR settings,pick a setting called 'COLOR SYSTEM' and change from 'ntsc' or 'pal'(depending on what country you're in) to AUTO. It isn't enough to change the tv system on the STB's SETUP menu,or to change it on the TV's SYSTEM settings,you have to change it in the TV's COLOUR settings as well. Change colour system to 'auto' and see if that helps.(And of course,change all system settings on both the tv & the STB to AUTO or the right system for your country if you haven't done so) Hope this helps! Good luck!
LCD TV refers to the substance that creates the picture quality (it would be either LCD or Plasma or Tube) and HD refers to a crisp clear picture that can be attained. So your TV is an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) TV that is capable of receiving and displaying HD (High Definition) Picture.
What you need to check for is whether the TV has a built-in Tuner. This will either be SD (standard definition) TV Tuner or an HD TV Tuner. The box it came in will tell you or you may still have stickers on your TV.
If it has a built-in SD tuner you will be able to pick up HD channels but in a lower quality. In this case you will only need to plug the TV into a Wall-socket antenna or rabbit-ear antenna.
If it has a built-in HD Tuner you will be able to pick up HD Channels in full HD quaility picture. Simply by plugging the TV into a Wall-socket antenna or rabbit-ear antenna.
If your TV does NOT have a built-in TV-Tuner then this TV is clasified as "HD Ready". Which means that you have to purchase a Set Top Box (STB). you can get either HD or SD set top boxes. In this instance you will plug the cable from the wall socket into the STB then from the STB into the TV using either an HDMI cable (as long as your TV has an HDMI input) or through RCA cables which will be coloured Green, Blue and Red (i think red)
By the Way - best picture quality is from a wall-socket antenna. HDMI = High Definition Multimedia Interface STB = Set Top Box High Definiton RCA cables will also be refered to as YPbPr/YCbCr (depending on equipment) LCD = Liquid Crystal Display (the method used to make the picture on your TV screen)
i'm a verizon employee currently working at a customer's house. just swapped out 3rd 6200 stb, the channels will seemingly change on their own(scrolling) after pressing the remote just a few times. the root of the problem is that the remote is not responding to the stb in the first place properly. all i can figure is that there is some type of ir interference. i've placed the remote 1" from the stb and the same problem exists. it's not the box and the remote is brand new, tried 3 remotes as well. there is something going on in the atmosphere around the box - in or outside the custmer's house. they were on vacation and when they came back this is the trouble they were having. i don't have an answer, just some type of possibilities. there is a power transformer outside on a pole approx. 100' from the house and we had bad storm related issues in the past week. i know it's a stretch, but you never know. could be surround sound/ stereo equipment generating some kind of field??????????? good luck.