Channel Master TV
Subscription Free HD DVR
On Demand Entertainment
Personal Media Storage
Channel Master TV
Overview: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 is an over-the-air HDTV DVR
(digital video recorder) with on-demand entertainment access and Clear QAM
capability. The Channel Master TV
CM-7400 enables free over-the-air HD broadcasts, adds full DVR functionality
(including the ability to pause, rewind, & record live TV), supports
non-premium Clear QAM digital cable channels, provides storage and management
for your personal
media content, plus allows access to web content; such as On Demand Movies/TV shows
and more for Vudu Apps - delivered right to your TV. The Channel Master TV
CM-7400 lets you view and record local over-the-air digital broadcasts in your
area, as well as unscrambled Clear QAM digital cable channels, using its dual ATSC tuners
and Clear QAM tuner, along with its electronic program guide. With the CM-7400,
you can pause, fast forward, and rewind your over-the-air programs. And unlike
many other DVR services, there are no monthly subscription fees to record your
over-the-air HDTV programming. In addition to accessing and recording free
over-the-air HDTV content, the Channel Master TV CM-7400 gives you access to
various on-demand Internet content, such as movies, music, photos, social
networks, and more (subscription fees may apply). The Channel Master TV CM-7400
comes with an infrared remote control which operates the CM-7400 DVR and up to
two other components.
Note: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 requires an over-the-air antenna
for free TV broadcasts, a Clear QAM service provider & subscription for
non-premium digital cable channels, and a broadband Internet connection for web movies/TV
Subscription Free HD DVR
Free HDTV: Over-the-air broadcasts provide the highest quality of HD
available without any video compression or compromised video quality. All cable
and Satellite providers use video compression techniques which degrades picture
quality. You will notice a difference between their picture quality and what is
available over-the-air with Channel Master TV. Over-the-air broadcast stations
include major networks; such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and PBS.
Note: In order to receive live over-the-air broadcasts, you will
need an outdoor or indoor antenna (sold separately) depending on your
Dual ATSC Tuners: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 is equipped with dual
ATSC digital tuners which allow you to record two different over-the-air digital
broadcasts simultaneously. You can also watch a previously recorded program
while recording the two simultaneous broadcasts. This service is totally free of
Note: The CM-7400 is not equipped with an NTSC tuner.
Clear QAM Tuner: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 also features a
Clear QAM digital cable TV
tuner that can receive unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service
still required). You can record available Clear QAM digital cable channels as
well. Clear QAM support varies city by city; check your
cable provider for compatibility.
Note: Channel Master TV is not compatible with premium
subscription cable services, so you will not get content that is only
available on a premium cable service such as HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Disney,
etc.. The CM-7400 does not support Satellite TV signals.
SD (Standard-Definition) and HD (High-Definition) Compatible: Using
the built-in HDTV over-the-air tuner, you can view and record both
standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) digital programming. You can
view up-converted standard-definition and native high-definition over-the-air
digital broadcasts on a connected HDTV. You can also view both native SD and
down-converted HD programming on a connected SDTV.
Electronic Program Guide: Other DVR manufacturers and service
providers are required to pay fees for the television guide data that is
delivered to the box via the internet or a service provider network. This
expense is passed on to the consumer as a monthly DVR fee. With Channel Master
TV, basic television guide data is transmitted free-of-charge by the broadcaster
and the Channel Master CM-7400 receives this info and appropriately inserts it
into the on-screen guide. The Basic Program Guide provides a 2-day viewing and
recording window for ATSC/Clear QAM channels. While this info is basic and all depends on what the
broadcaster decides to send, it is free. The electronic program guide offers the
following search functions.
- Channel List: The Program Guide will display a list of
channels and programs available to watch in your area based on your selected
- Title Search: Title Search allows you to find programs in the Program
Guide by a keyword within the title or description. Keywords can be entered
using the unit's on-screen keyboard or from the remote control's keypad.
- Advanced Search: The Advanced Search option offers the ability to
use additional search criteria to narrow your search. You can search by
using criteria for keywords, genre, and people.
Note: If you desire additional program information, Channel Master
TV offers a
Premium Program Guide upgrade for a fee of
$49.99 annually. The Premium Program Guide offers additional program
information for both ATSC/Clear QAM, including a 14-day viewing and recording window.
320GB HDD: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 allows
you to record over-the-air digital broadcasts (MPEG-2 & MPEG-4) on its internal
hard disk drive. The unit can record up to 35 hours of high-definition (HD) video and
150 hours of standard-definition (SD) video.
Note: Storage hours will vary based on the format of the content.
Recording TV: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 allows you to record
ATSC/Clear QAM programs currently playing or scheduled in advance, through its electronic
program guide. You can schedule up to two recordings simultaneously. You can also set additional recording options,
- Record Episode: Records only the current episode.
- Record Series: This option lets you record all available
instances of the program within the Channel Master TV Program Guide
- Find Other Times: Takes you to an 'Upcoming Programs' screen
displaying the current program's future episodes scheduled for the next 14
days (if you subscribe to the Premium Program Guide service). This list
displays new episodes and/or repeat programs.
- Priority: Set the priority of the episode to record if multiple
recordings are scheduled at the same time.
- Bonus Time: Add bonus recording time before and/or after the
scheduled recording time; great for live events. You can add up to 1 hour
prior to a scheduled event or 3 hours after an event has ended.
- Manual Recording: When no guide data is present or when
you are receiving limited guide data in the Program Guide, you may elect to
perform a manual recording. You can manually enter the channel number, date,
start time, record length, and how often for your desired recording.
Note: DVR recordings can be kept for 1 week, 1 month, until space
is needed on the HDD, or until you manually delete them.
Controlling Live TV: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 lets you pause (up
to 1 hr), fast forward (up to 5x), and rewind (up to 5x) live TV through its
built-in 320GB HDD and built-in DVR capabilities. A replay function lets you
view the previous 7 seconds of a program.
Programming Information: During a live TV broadcast, you can bring up
the program information on the top of your TV screen. The title of the program,
program duration, description of the program, channel number, and any TV ratings
for what you are watching is displayed. Program details of the program you are
watching may be available for some broadcasts.
Closed Caption Support: The CM-7400 supports digital Closed
Captions. The unit offers many options for Closed Captioning (CC), including
font size, colors, edge style, service, and opacity.
Parental Controls: You can restrict your family's viewing based either on
program ratings or on a channel-by-channel basis. The parental lock feature is
protected by a 4-digit pass-code.
On Demand Entertainment
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 lets
you connect to the Internet via your home network, using its hard-wired Ethernet
(RJ-45) port or its built-in WiFi. Once connected to your home network, the
CM-7400 lets you access Vudu HD movies and various other web media applications
from Vudu Apps.
Ethernet Port: A 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN port is
required for a hardwired Ethernet connection to the CM-7400. Use a standard
Ethernet (LAN) cable with this unit (Cat5 or better with a RJ-45 connector).
Built-in WiFi: The CM-7400's built-in WiFi supports IEEE
802.11A/B/G/N standard, as well as WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security. The
TV's built-in WiFi operates at 2.4/5.8 GHz radio frequencies.
Vudu Apps: Vudu Apps provides you access to a wide range of Internet
services and applications including streaming video, music on demand, photo
browsing, social networking and more. Vudu Apps uses a unique, cloud-based
architecture optimized for consumer electronics devices, including delivering
the latest applications to consumers without the need for software downloads or
frequent firmware updates. Vudu Apps has many popular online applications; like
Vudu HD Movies, Picasa, Flickr, The Weather Channel, The New York Times, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
Vudu apps can be browsed by category.
||Vudu HD Movies, Flicker, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, Associated Press, Weather, The New York Times, Dailymotion, Stock Tracker, Dolby Digital Plus
||Associated Press, The New York
Times, NBC Nightly News, NBC Meet the Press, NBC Today Show, Face
the Nation, CNN Daily, and more
||the digg reel, The Screening Room,
Scene Steelers, Indie Film Nation, The New Your Animated Cartoons,
iFanboy, Scam School, and more
||RocketBoom, digg Nation, Totally Rad
Show, Tekzilla, Best of Revision3
||Attack of the Show, X Play
||Discovery, Nova, Hidden universe,
TedTalks, Walt Mossberg's Personal Tech, Andy Jordan's Tech Diary,
HAK.5, Pixel Perfect, SYSTM, Irrelevant Astronomy
||Philharmonia Orchestra, XLR8R, UVTV,
From the Top at Carnegie Hall
||ESPN Around the Horn, ESPN Mike &
Mike Moment, Motorz
||Good Housekeeping, DeliciousTV,
DiveFilm HD, London Landscape TV, New York on the Clock, The City
Note: Please visit www.VUDU.com for the most
current list of apps.
Vudu HD Movies: Vudu is an on-demand movie service available
on the Channel Master TV CM-7400. Vudu HD Movies lets you choose from over 30,000
titles; including the newest releases, classics, and independent films (content
updated daily). The latest movies and TV series are available on Vudu the same
day they are available in stores, so there is no wait. You can rent or buy these
movies from the comfort of your home, without ever leaving the couch. You can
browse the Vudu Movie/TV Show Library by "Most Watched", Tomatometer", Release
Date, Alphabetically, or by 16 different genres. Vudu
offers 1080p picture quality with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1ch surround sound. There
are no subscription, sign-up, or late fees; you simply pay for what you watch. At this time, the Vudu service is only available in the
||5.1ch Surround Sound
||5.1ch Surround Sound
|Movie of the day
||480p, 720p, 1080p
||Stereo or 5.1ch
||480p, 720p, 1080p
||Stereo or 5.1ch
Note: Watching movies on VUDU requires a broadband
Internet connection of at least 1 Mbps. All purchased content is restricted from download to the
CM-7400. But if the content is purchased instead of rented, you can stream
this content as frequently as you choose.
Social Networking: Vudu apps contains online social networking sites; such as Facebook &
- Twitter: Twitter is an online social networking and micro blogging
service using text-based posts to share information amongst other Twitter users
(also known as 'Tweets'). Using Twitter requires an existing Twitter account. If
you do not have a Twitter account, go to http://twitter.com to create an account
- Facebook: Facebook is a social networking service and website.
Using Facebook from Channel Master TV requires starting the Facebook
application inside the VUDU Apps screen.
Photo Sites: Vudu apps include personal online photo management apps like Picasa and Flickr.
- Picasa: Picasa is a free software application for organizing and
editing digital photos. The Picasa Web Album manages user accounts based on a
specified email address where you can either enter a password or keep the
account limited to your public content. Entering a password enables access to
- Flickr: Flickr is a photo management and sharing application. The
integrated Flickr application in Channel Master TV enables you to save a
User ID set up with or without a password.
Internet Browsing Note: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 does not
have an open internet browser that will allow you to visit any website; only
Internet content from Vudu HD Movies and Vudu Apps.
Personal Media Storage
Dual USB Ports: The CM-7400's front-panel & rear-panel USB (type-A) ports
allow you to
import movie, music, and photo content to the CM-7400 for playback and storage. Movie, music, and photo content can be transferred from a standard USB
storage device to the Channel Master TV's 320GB hard drive or viewed directly from the
Media Management: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 has built-in media
management capabilities that allow you to store, play, and manage your personal
media content directly from the Channel Master TV user interface.
- Video: You can view your videos by title or sort them by date and
- Photos: You can view your photos by thumbnail view, sort them by
date taken, folders, or play a slideshow. You can also have music
playing in the background while viewing a slideshow.
- Music: You can sort your music by Albums, Artists, Genres, or
create personal Playlists.
Supported Media Content: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 supports
various movie, photo, and music content.
||MPEG-1/2/4, H.264, WM9, DivX, AVS, MP4/MOV, MKV, and VC1
||BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF
||AAC, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA Pro, and Dolby Digital
eSATA Connector: The External Serial ATA connector may support future
Antenna Input/Output: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 over-the-air HDTV
DVR is equipped with a threaded coaxial RF-type cable/antenna input and TV output to
connect between your indoor/outdoor antenna and your television. The antenna
output provides both standard-definition video and mono audio to your television
via channel 3 or 4.
Video Outputs: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 is fitted with
both high definition (HDMI/component) and standard definition (composite) video
- HDMI Output: The unit's HDMI connection provides both
high-definition video (up to 1080p) and digital audio (up to 5.1ch) to your TV or home theater system's A/V
- Component Video Output: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 features one set
of component video outputs to send a high-definition video signal (up to 1080i) to your TV.
- Composite Video Outputs: The CM-7400 also features a single
composite video input to send a standard-definition video signal (480i only) to your TV.
Audio Outputs: The CM-7400 is equipped with both digital
(optical) and analog (RCA) audio outputs.
- Digital Audio Output: The over-the-air HDTV DVR is equipped with an
optical (toslink) digital audio output to transfer Dolby Digital or PCM audio to your home
- Analog Audio Output: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 also features analog
stereo RCA outputs to transfer audio directly to your television or stereo receiver.
AC Power Adapter: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 operates off of
standard household AC current, using the supplied AC power adapter.
- Input: 100-240V~ 50-60Hz,
- Output: 12V - 3A
Setup Wizard: The first time you install the CM-7400 DVR, the Setup
Wizard screen appears and guides you through the system setup process. The Setup
Wizard scans for local digital over-the-air channels, as well as unscrambled QAM
cable stations (if applicable) and helps you set up the
settings for your local area and TV display.
- Video Settings: You will need to select the
resolution (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/30Hz or 1080p/24Hz) that your TV supports You can also adjust the display format (16:9
Pillar, 16:9 Wide, 16:9 Zoom, 4:3 Crop, 4:3 Letterbox, 4:3 Squeeze, or
- Audio Setting: The Audio setting menu enables you to change the
audio output of Channel Master TV CM-7400. The unit's HDMI or optical
connections can provide two audio data types: Dolby Digital or Linear PCM
(only Dolby Digital audio through these connections can then be decoded to
provide full, 5.1-channel surround sound).
Multibrand Remote Control: The Channel Master TV CM-7400 comes
with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the over-the-air DVR. You can set up the remote to control as may as two additional devices. These devices can be your TV and Blu-ray/DVD player. You will
need to program the remote control using the remote codes in the included Quick
Start Guide, or you can scan the remote control's database of device codes. The supplied remote control features a numeric keypad
(0-9) for direct channel entry.
Note: The remote operates off of 2 "AA" batteries.
Software/Firmware Upgrades: It is possible to update the
software/firmware of the CM-7400 using the unit's USB 2.0 port or Ethernet jack.
Channel Master TV to get the latest software/firmware version.
Note: The tested Channel Mater TV CM-7400 contained
software/firmware version 1.074.2 (as of 12/21/2011). An immediate software/firmware
upgrade (v.126.96.36.199) was available.