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Toshiba DST-3000 High Definition Digital Receiver
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Trademarks and Copyrights--This manual is
copyright © 2000 by Toshiba America Consumer
Products, Inc. Some features are patent pending.
WordFinder, PrePick, MyLogos, AlphaJump, and
BannerGuide are trademarks of Toshiba America
Consumer Products, Inc. TOSHIBA is a registered
trademark of Toshiba Corporation. DIRECTV, the
Cyclone Design logo, Advanced Program Guide, and
DIRECTV PLUS are trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc. a
unit of Hughes Electronics Corp., and are used with
permission. DIRECT TICKET is a registered
trademark of Hughes Communications, Inc. "NFL,"
the NFL Shield and "NFL SUNDAY TICKET" are
registered trademarks of The National Football
League and its affiliates. "NHL" and the NHL Shield
are registered trademarks of the National Hockey
League. "NHL Center Ice" is a trademark of the
National Hockey League. "MLB," "MLB EXTRA
INNINGS," "Major League Baseball," and the Major
League Baseball silhouetted batter logo are service
marks of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.
Major League Baseball trademarks and copyright are
used with permission of Major League Baseball
Properties, Inc. All other trademarks and service
marks are the property of their respective owners.
This product is the subject of one or more U.S. or
foreign patents pending.
Disclaimer--Every effort has been made to ensure
the correctness and completeness of the material in
this document. No company shall be liable for errors
contained herein. The information in this document is
subject to change without notice. No warranty of any
kind is made with regard to this material, including,
but not limited to, the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
StarSight® Information--StarSight is a registered
trademark of StarSight Telecast, Inc. StarSight
features are licensed under one or more of the
following U.S. patents: 4,706,121; 5,151,789;
5,335,277; 5,353,121; 5,479,266; 5,479,268; and
5,532,754. Use rights reserved.
Macrovision® Information--Macrovision is a
registered trademark of Macrovision Corporation.
This device incorporates an anticopy process
technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights. The anticopy process is
licensed for noncommercial, home use only. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Dolby® Information--Manufactured under license
from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby" and the double-D
symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corp. Confidential
unpublished works. © 1992­2000 Dolby
Laboratories. All rights reserved.
Note on Recording Programming--Most
television programs and films are copyrighted. This
means that someone has legal rights governing the
reproduction and distribution of this material. In
certain circumstances, copyright law may apply to
private in-home taping of copyrighted materials. In
most cases, it is permissible to record for personal use,
as long as you do not sell the material. You must act
responsibly in this area--check into the matter if you
are unsure.
Some pay per view programs may be licensed from
producers as "view only" programs. These are
copyrighted programs and may not be copied or
reproduced for any purpose without the express
written permission of the copyright owner.
DIRECTV® Programming--DIRECTV® service
can only be received by U.S. residents and is not avail-
able outside the U.S. DIRECTV® programming is
sold separately and independently of DIRECTV®
System hardware. Due to copyright restrictions, you
may not be able to view some high definition pro-
grams in high definition format using this product. A
valid programming subscription is required to operate
DIRECTV® System hardware. For subscription infor-
mation, or to resolve problems related to program-
ming, call the service provider, DIRECTV, at 1-800-
DIRECTV (347-3288).
Satellite System Hardware and Installation--To
arrange for professional installation of your satellite
system, ask questions, or to resolve problems, please
contact your dealer. For additional information, please
visit our web site at
Receiver Model #: DST-3000
Receiver Serial #:________________________
Access Card #:________ ________ ________
Toshiba Customer Solutions Center
Subscriptions and pay per view

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Important Safety Instructions
For your safety and protection, read this entire Owner's Manual before you attempt to install or use your satellite
system. In particular, read this safety section carefully. Keep this safety information where you can refer to it,
if necessary.
Heed Cautions--All cautions on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions--All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Double insulated systems are
protected by additional board
clearances and creepage, so
that the unit will not be a safety
hazard to the end-user.
Where you see this alert symbol
heading, strictly follow the warn-
ing instructions to avoid personal
Electric shock hazard: Where
you see this symbol and the
DANGER heading, strictly fol-
low the warning instructions to
avoid electric shock injury.
To reduce the risk of fire or elec-
trical shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
Do not stack electronic compo-
nents or other objects on top of
the HD receiver. The slots on top
of the receiver must be left
uncovered to allow proper air-
flow to the unit. Blocking the airflow to the unit
could impair performance or damage your
receiver. Also do not stack the HD receiver on
top of a "hot" component such as an audio
power amplifier.

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Toshiba DST-3000 High Definition Digital Receiver
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Polarization--This DST-3000 receiver is equipped with
a plug that will fit into the power outlet only one way. 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 outlet. To
prevent electric shock, do not use this plug with an
extension cord or outlet unless you can fully insert the
blades without blade exposure.
Power Sources--Operate this DST-3000 receiver only
from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
Power-Cord Protection--Protect the power cord from
being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the apparatus.
Overloading--Do not overload wall outlets, extension
cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Ventilation--Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation
of the product and to protect it from overheating. Do not
block any ventilation openings, install in accordance with
the manufacturer's instructions.
The openings should never be blocked by placing the
product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
product should not be placed in a built-in installation such
as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer's instructions have been
adhered to. Failure to follow these Ventilation
instructions may cause the DST-3000 to overheat, which
may degrade performance or result in property damage.
Heat--Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Accessories--To avoid personal injury or damage to
the DST-3000 receiver, do not place the DST-3000
receiver on any unstable cart, stand, table, or bracket. Any
mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer's
Attachments--Do not use attachments unless
recommended by Toshiba as they may cause hazards.
Satellite Dish Antenna Grounding--The outdoor
satellite dish antenna used to receive satellite signals and
the cable used to connect the satellite dish antenna to the
indoor receiving unit are required to comply with local
installation codes and the appropriate sections of the
National Electric Code (NEC) and in particular Article
810­15, which covers proper installation and grounding
of television receiving equipment, as well as to Article
820­33, which specifies that the satellite dish antenna
cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system
of the building as close to the point of cable entry as
practical. These codes require proper grounding of the
metal structure of the outdoor satellite dish antenna and
grounding of the connecting cable at a point where it
enters the house (or other building). If you are having a
professional installer make the installation, the installer
must observe installation codes. This manual contains
instructions on how to make the installation in
compliance with the NEC. If additional local installation
codes apply, contact local inspection authorities.
Note: The DST-3000 receiver shall be grounded
through the satellite/local antenna cable before
plugging into the telephone jack, and it must remain
grounded thereafter.
Water and Moisture--Warning! To reduce the risk of
fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain
or moisture.
Lightning--For added protection for this product,
unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time. Unplug it from the wall
outlet, disconnect the antenna and cable system, and
disconnect it from the telephone line. This will prevent
damage to the product due to lightning and power line
Television Antenna Information--Installing an
outdoor antenna can be hazardous and should be left to a
professional antenna installer. Do not locate the outside
antenna system in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits or where it can fall
into such power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, take extreme care to keep from
touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with
them might be fatal. If an outside antenna is connected to
For electrical safety, power line operated equipment
or accessories connected to this unit should bear the
UL listing mark and should not be modified so as to
defeat the safety features. This will help avoid any
potential hazard from electrical shock or fire. If in
doubt, contact qualified service personnel.
Power service
grounding electrode
Coaxial cable
Grounding block
Coaxial cable

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the DST-3000 receiver, be sure the antenna system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of
the NEC, NFPA No. 70 1987, provides information with
respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of the grounding conductors, location
of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Note to CATV System Installer--This reminder is
provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to
Section 820-40 of the NEC which provides guidelines for
proper grounding and particularly specifies that the cable
ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Power Lines--Extreme care must be taken when
installing and adjusting or maintaining the outdoor
antenna and connecting cable, especially in the vicinity of
overhead power lines, electric lights, or power circuits.
When installing the outdoor antenna or cable, extreme
care should be taken to keep from touching or
approaching such power lines or circuits, as contact with
them might be fatal.
Cleaning--Unplug this DST-3000 receiver from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Clean only with dry cloth.
Object and Liquid Entry--Never push objects of any
kind into this DST-3000 receiver through openings as
they may touch dangerous voltages or short out parts that
may result in property damage or electric shock. Never
spill liquid of any kind on the DST-3000 receiver. No
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed
on the apparatus.
Servicing--Do not attempt to service this DST-3000
receiver yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. There
are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Conditions Requiring Service--Unplug the DST-
3000 receiver from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified personnel under the following conditions:
G When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
G If liquid has been spilled on, or objects have fallen
into, the DST-3000 receiver or it has been exposed to
G If the DST-3000 receiver does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
Other adjustments may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the DST-3000 receiver to its normal opera-
G If the DST-3000 receiver has been dropped or the cab-
inet has been damaged.
G When the DST-3000 receiver exhibits a distinct
change in performance.
Replacement Parts--When replacement parts are
required, have the technician verify that the replacements
being used have the same safety characteristics as the
original parts. Use of replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer can prevent fire, electric shock, or other