Find what to watch quickly and explore programming right from your remote control that came with your DTA. Get instant information on what you are watching and move onto other screens using the guide's intuitive browsing experience.
Important Note: The navigation functions for the Program Guide will depend on the particular model of remote control that came with your DTA, Some remotes have numbers, while others have arrow keys (see below for examples):
For Remote Control with No Arrow Keys:
(Note that instructions are the same for the two remotes on the right, even though the Reference sheet uses the center remote image)
Get instant information on what's currently playing and what's coming up next.
Accessing What's On Now
Accessing What's On Next
Browsing other Channels
Access seven channels of TV listings at a time, with a 90 minute view of each. Browse up to 24 hours of continuous program information.
Accessing the TV Listings Grid
Program Types and Colors
Tuning From the TV Listings Grid
Highlight a program airing now and simply press OK (5)/Enter on the remote control to tune to that channel.
The Program Information Screen gives you in-depth information on TV shows, movies, sports events and more. Data may include synopsis, rating, broadcast channel, time slot, series information, and production year. Your current program will continue to display in the scaled video view in the upper right hand corner.
Accessing the Program Information Screen
Set viewing restrictions by channel and rating. Locked programs cannot be viewed until the assigned PIN is entered.
Setting Up Your PIN
Locking By Ratings And Channels
In General Setup, you can select different language options for the Guide's display text as well as hear audio in other languages (if available) when watching a program.
Accessing General Setup
Q. What is the new MetroCast DTA Guide?
A. The DTA Guide is an Interactive Program Guide for Digital Terminal Adapters (DTAs) available for both SD and HD DTA boxes. The guide has popular features like TV listings by time, program information and parental controls.
Q. What are the key features of the Guide?
Q. How is the HD DTA Guide design different from the SD DTA design?
A. The design and functionality is exactly the same, but displays in the wide-screen 16:9 HD format (stretched). Two additional Settings features are added for HD DTA boxes: HDMI resolution setup, and Closed Captioning setup.
Q. What are the HDMI Settings?
A. When you connect an HD DTA box to your HDTV, the HDMI setting will be default to “Auto”, which means the setting will automatically adjust to the best resolution the TV has. You can adjust this setting manually to any of the following options by selecting Menu on the remote, then HDMI Setup:
Q. What are the Closed Captioning Settings?
A. The Rovi HD DTA provides extensive options for you to adjust the CC settings based on your preferences. The default setting is OFF. You can turn on CC, and adjust the setting you prefer by selecting Menu on the remote, then Closed Captioning:
Auto – provides CC when available by the content provider in the default format
Custom – allows you to customize how text appears on screen based on your preferences
Q. How do I access the Guide?
There are three ways to access the guide using the remote control: select GUIDE, press the 'Channel Up' or 'Channel Down' buttons, or select INFO.
Q. What kind of information is listed on the On Now/On Next Banner?
A. The On Now/On Next Banner loads on the bottom of the screen in an easy-to-read panel over live TV when you change channels or press the INFO Button. The top panel displays the channel number and the call letters, and an orange highlight indicates whether the information being displayed is what's 'On Now' or what's 'On Next.' By default, the banner always loads with 'On Now' information.
Below the top row you'll find information about the program: the title, start/end times and a short synopsis that also may include category and cast info (when available.) The last 'row' of information includes navigational elements and configuration options.
Q. How do I toggle between what's ON NOW and what's ON NEXT?
A. While the On Now/On Next banner is on screen, press the RIGHT button on the remote control. The On Next section will be highlighted and information will refresh into the second row for what's 'On Next.' To revisit the information for what's 'On Now,' press the LEFT button.
Q. Can I browse the On Now/On Next Banner on other channels without interrupting my current program?
A. Yes. Instead of using the Channel +/- button, use the UP and DOWN buttons. The On Now/On Next banner will display information for that channel without interrupting your current program. If you'd like to tune to the channel you are browsing, press OK from the On Now Banner.
Q. What is the TV Listings Grid?
A. The TV Listings Grid is a full-screen guide that displays up to 24 hours of programming info. The grid gives you information for seven channels at a time with 90 minutes of programming for each. Live TV is in view at the top of the screen in a scaled video view.
Q. What do the colors represent on various programs?
A. The Rovi DTA Guide provides a quick way to tell what kind of program is in the listing by using colors for the following genres:
• Orange: Active Selection
• Blue: General Programs
• Green: Sports
• Magenta: Kids
• Purple: Movies
Q. How do I navigate the TV Listings Grid?
A. It's simple to browse programs in the TV Listings Grid in several different ways. Press the GUIDE button to access up to 24 hours of program listings information for your channel lineup. Use your arrow keys (up, down, left, right) to navigate the grid. Press OK for a currently airing program, and tune to that channel. Please note: the Rovi DTA Guide does not display programs in the past.
Q. What type of information is displayed for programs on the TV Listings Grid?
A. The information for each selection refreshes in the upper left hand corner with the title, brief synopsis and category.
Q. Can I tune from the TV Listings Grid?
A. Yes, if the program is currently airing. Simply press OK to tune and change the channel on the program that you are browsing.
Q. What information does the Program Information Screen contain?
A. The Program Information Screen gives you the details about a selection. Information may include a synopsis, the rating, channel and call letters, time slot, series information, cast, production date and duration of program. It also gives you the ability to set an easy one-step parental lock on the channel or rating.
Q. How do you access the Program Information Screen?
A. You can access the Program Information Screen by hi hlighting a program in the TV Listings Grid and pressing INFO. Or press INFO 3x from Live TV.
Q. How do you return to the TV Listings Grid?
A. Press LAST or GUIDE to return to the TV Listings Grid.
Q. How do Parental Controls work?
A. Parental Controls allow you to set viewing restrictions by channel and/or rating, and can be set from either the Settings menu or the Program Information Screen. Before Parental Controls are used, you must set up a PIN (Personal Identification Number).
Q. How do I set up my PIN?
A. Press MENU on the remote control. Parental Controls will be the default. Press RIGHT to Set PIN. A pop-up window appears. Here, you enter a 4 digit PIN of your choice. The system will prompt you to confirm your PIN again.
Q. What can I control with Parental Controls?
A. You can lock programs by channel, ratings and also hide titles that may have adult themes. These options are all controlled in the third column of the Parental Control menu.
Q. What are the lock/unlock options?
A. The lock icon indicates the selected item is 'locked' and requires a PIN for access. The unlock icon indicates the selected icon is 'unlocked' and the channel or program may be viewed.