As of December 11, 2018, Shaw customers will no longer be able to access any video programming using this TV box.


Visit Dec 11 | End of Life of the DCT 3080 for details.


Learn about the equipment features and tech specs of the Motorola DCX3080 TV box. The Motorola DCT3080  is a standard definition TV box with PVR functionality, capable of viewing HD channels and accessing Video On Demand.


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*The DCT 3080 is also capable of tuning to HDTV programming. The unit employs a process called “down-converting” to allow high-definition programming to be viewed in standard definition format. Therefore, although the DCT3080 is able to tune to an HD channel, the picture quality displayed on your TV is in standard definition.

Motorola DCT3080

With the Motorola DCT3080 you can use a coaxial, RCA/composite, or S-Video cable to connect this TV box to your TV. See Wiring Diagrams below for a visual explanation of the setup options.


Motorola DCT3080


Motorola DCT3080 Cable Box - Front
Motorola DCT3080 - Cable Box Rear
Hard Drive Capacity80 GB
Recording Hours (SD only)~ 48
Video OutputComposite, Coaxial, S-Video
Audio OutputRCA, Coaxial and Optical SPDIF
Dolby 5.1Yes
eSATA Port (for Expander)Yes**
Dimensions (W x D x H)43.2cm (17.0in) x 27.9cm (11.0in) x 7.0cm (2.75in)
Serial Number Prefix
IR TetherNo
DocumentationDCT3080 User Guide***
Wiring DiagramsClick on images below for an expanded view


**The 3080 has an eSata port which is not enabled by default. To enable this port, and thus the ability to use a PVR Expander, please contact one of our customer support representatives.
***Please note: not all features that may appear in the Manufacturer's Documentation are supported and enabled by Shaw.

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Wiring diagrams

Here are some wiring diagrams that will assist you in connecting your Motorola DCT3080 TV box.


Click on any of the images below for an expanded view.


Motorola DCT3080 Cable Box Wiring Diagram: Composite Video and RCA Audio




Motorola DCT3080 Cable Box Wiring Diagram: Composite Video and RCA Audio to a Receiver




Motorola DCT3080 Cable Box Wiring Diagram: VCR/DVD Recorder using a Coaxial Connection

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