Learn about the equipment features and tech specs of the Motorola DCT6416 high definition TV box. The Motorola DCT6416 is a high definition TV box with PVR functionality, capable of viewing HD channels and accessing Video On Demand.


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Motorola DCT6416

The Motorola DCT6416 is capable of viewing 3D* content in MPEG2 format up to 1080p resolution.
To view in HD: connect an HDMI cable between your TV and TV box for HD picture and audio (HDMI carries both picture and audio). Alternatively, you can connect a component (red, green, blue) cable for video, and an RCA (red, white) cable for audio.
If you do not have an HD TV (i.e. component or HDMI ports are not available on the input panel of your TV): you can use a coaxial, RCA/composite or S-Video cable to connect this TV box to a standard definition TV. See Wiring Diagrams below for a visual explanation of the setup options.


Motorola DCT6416


Motorola DCT 6416 Cable Box Front
Motorola DCT6416 Cable Box - Rear
Hard Drive Capacity160 GB
Recording Hours (SD/HD)~ 95/120
Video OutputComposite, Component, S-Video, HDMI
Audio OutputRCA, Coaxial and Optical SPDIF
Dolby 5.1Yes
eSATA Port (for Expander)Yes
AV FormatMPEG2
3D CapableYes, supports 3D content in:
  • MPEG2 format up to 1080i resolution
Dimensions (W x D x H)44.0cm (17.0in) x 38.0cm (15.0in) x 8.0cm (3.0in)
Serial Number Prefix
IR TetherNo - Port is an IR Blaster (output, not input)
DocumentationDCT 6416 Phase III Series User Guide**
Wiring DiagramsClick on images below for an expanded view


*To view 3D content, you will need a 3D-capable HD TV.
**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 DCT 6416 Digital Box.


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


DCT 6416 Wiring Diagram - woth Component Video and RCA Audio




DCT 6416 Wiring Diagram - With Composite Video and RCA Audio





DCT 6416 Wiring Diagram - with Component Video and Optical Audio connected to a Receiver



DCT 6416 Wiring Diagram - with Component Video and RCA Audio connected to a Receiver

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