What is 4DTV?


As you may have heard, there's a revolution going on in satellite entertainment. A digital revolution. Many of your favorite channels are converting their broadcast to digital: new digital services are already here, with more on the way in North America!

The 4DTV product will be able to receive analog C & Ku-band programming along with digital DCII programming. The 4DTV will not be able to allow you to watch DVB digital programming; another big dish digital standard.

Introducing the 4DTV satellite receiver from Motorola, (formerly NextLevel Systems, Inc. & formerly General Instrument), the leader in satellite television. 4DTV is a big dish digital satellite receiver (digital side car 905) and a dish mover (920 & 922's), that is capable of receiving analog, analog VCII+ (with the plug in VCII+ decoder), digital DCII & digital DCII HDTV signals (note: To receive the DCII HDTV signals an add-on HDD200 receiver to your 4DTV receiver is required).

Keep on enjoying all the benefits of your big dish:

The 4DTV receiver will make you appreciate your big dish even more, thanks to its ability to receive crystal clear digital video signals and advanced user features such as its Interactive Program Guide.

The 4DTV receiver means more choice

When you add the 4DTV receiver to you big dish system, you'll be able to receiver four types of satellite signals:

Since digital allows more channels on each satellite, you'll have more programs to choose from so you can watch what you want when you want. Enjoy choosing from over 500 channels initially, and just watch the number of new channels continue to grow. More Pay-Per-View channels so you can watch the latest movies virtually on demand-- day or night. Dozens of CD-quality music channels without commercial interruption, new movie channels, sports, news, and so much more.

Make your big dish even better

Compared to cable and mini-dish systems, the 4DTV receiver gives you even more of what you want to watch. More sports. More movies. More music. More special interest and international programming. More adult entertainment. And with the 4DTV receiver, you only pay for the programs you want. Unlike cable and mini-dish systems, being able to choose where you buy your programming means you'll always be able to shop for the best price. Thanks to all the additional free programming, the 4DTV receiver makes your big dish system an even better entertainment value--month after month and year after year.

The 4DTV receiver makes it easy

The 4DTV receiver makes it easy to find what you're looking for, thanks to it's advanced Interactive Program Guide. Surf all available channels on screen--by category--and move to the program of your choice--even if its on another satellite--with the push of a button. Even adding new satellite has been made simple and the 4dtv receiver can even find your favorite program if it moves to another location.

The 4DTV receiver is clear choice

The 4DTV receiver allows you to receive first generation analog and digital signal--the same signals professional broadcasters receive. We call it Digital Master Broadcast. You'll call it simply amazing. Razor sharp video, along with crisp Dolby® Digital(AC-3) audio (if the broadcaster broadcasts Dolby Digital -available mainly on HDTV channels) will turn your home into a true home theater. There's simply no better audio/video television signal available anywhere at any price.

Freedom of choice. Ease of use. Professional quality first generation signal. It all adds up to the 4DTV receiver--the next level in satellite entertainment.

4DTV: the Superset of Choice

The 4DTV receiver makes it easy to find the programs you want to watch. the 4DTV digital satellite receiver has the most powerful program information and Interactive Program Guide we've ever developed for easy access to hundreds of digital and analog channels. At the touch of a button, you can call up information about every program on satellite--for up to a week--right on your screen. Just highlight your program selection on-screen, press"Enter" on your remote, and the 4DTV receiver will take you there. It's that simple.

Easy does it

You can customize the Guide to automatically locate your favorite channels or entertainment categories. Create two different favorite channels list, or choose your favorite kind of programming from a wide variety of categories including sports, movies, music, news, education, network series and Pay-Per-View. Then, just sit back while the 4DTV receiver displays only the programs that match your choices.

More features. More Power.

The Guide displays helpful information including program title, rating, satellite and channel name and number, start and finish times, and current time.

The convenient Mini-Guide allows you to watch a program while you make selections. On-screen icons make it easy to identify different types of programs and special features like Pay-Per-View, interactive services, secondary language programming (in French or Spanish) or system timers. The 4DTV receiver automatically tracks your favorite programs should they move satellite or transponders. Even adding new satellite has made easy.

The big dish brought the world into your home. The 4DTV receiver puts it at your fingertips.


Product Features and Specifications

4DTV and VCRSare trademarks and DigiCipher® and VideoCipher II Plus® are registered trademarks of Motorola, General Instruments and/or NextLevel Systems of Delaware, Inc. Dolby® is a registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Features, functions and specifications are subject to change without notice.