Hardware Information - Motorola DCT3416

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Learn about the hardware features and specs of the Motorola DCT3416 cable box. The Motorola DCT3416 is a high definition Digital Box with PVR functionality and is capable of viewing HD channels, and accessing Video On Demand.


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The DCT3416 is capable of viewing 3D* content in MPEG2 format up to 1080i resolution.

Motorola DCT3416

To view in HD: connect an HDMI cable between your TV and Digital 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 Digital Box to a standard definition TV. See Wiring Diagrams below for a visual explanation of the setup options.


Motorola DCT3416


Motorola DCT3416 Digital Cable Box - front
Motorola DCT3416 Digital Cable Box - rear
Hard Drive Capacity160 GB
Recording Hours (SD/HD)~ 95/20
Video OutputCoaxial, Composite, S-Video, Component, HDMI
Audio OutputRCA, Coaxial and Optical SPDIF
Dolby 5.1Yes
eSATA Port (for Expander)Yes
AV Format
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 7.0cm (2.5in)
Serial Number Prefix
IR TetherNo
DocumentationDCT3400 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 DCT700 Digital Box.


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


Motorola DCT3416 Wiring Diagram with HDMI Cable


Motorola DCT3416 Wiring Diagram with Component Video and RCA Audio



Motorola DCT3416 Cable Box Wiring Diagram with HDMI Cables Connected to a Receiver


Motorola DCT3416 Cable Box Wiring Diagram - HDMI Cable and Optical Audio Connected to a Receiver

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