Thursday, May 06, 2010

Scientific Atlanta (CISCO) Explorer 8300HD Tips

If you own a Scientific Atlanta HDTV recorder (Explorer 8300HD), here’s a few tips you might find interesting.

Tips From Enter
Enter diagnostic mode Front of unit Press and hold SELECT until the Mail LED lights,
then press INFO
Enter diagnostic mode Remote control Press and hold PAUSE until the Mail LED lights,
then press PAGE UP (+)
Reboot Front of unit Press and hold VOL+ and VOL-, then press INFO
Reboot Remote control Press and hold PAUSE until the Mail LED lights,
then press PAGE DOWN (-)
Change diagnostic window transparency Front of unit While in diagnostic mode, press SELECT
Change diagnostic window transparency Remote control While in diagnostic mode, press B
Format hard drive Remote control Press and hold PAUSE until the Mail LED lights, then press LIST three times, the unit will format the drive and reboot

I hope I do not have to tell you not to try the “format hard drive” tips unless you really want to do this and loose all your recordings.

Source : www.digitalhome.ca and Videotron technical support.