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This article will guide you through the features and tech specs of the Motorola DCT6416 TV box. The Motorola DCT6416 is a high definition device with PVR functionality. It’s capable of viewing HD channels and accessing Video On Demand.


Motorola DCT6416

The Motorola DCT6416 is capable of viewing 3D* content in MPEG2 format up to 1080p resolution.

To view content 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 don’t have an HD-capable 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
HD Yes
Hard Drive Capacity 160 GB
Recording Hours (SD/HD) ~ 95/120
Tuners 2
Video Output Composite, Component, S-Video, HDMI
Audio Output RCA, Coaxial and Optical SPDIF
Dolby 5.1 Yes
eSATA Port (for Expander) Yes
AV Format MPEG2
3D Capable Yes, 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 M
IR Tether No - Port is an IR Blaster (output, not input)
Documentation DCT 6416 Phase III Series User Guide
Wiring Diagrams Click on images below for an expanded view

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Wiring diagrams

These wiring diagrams will assist you in connecting your Motorola DCT6416 TV box.

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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