Hardware Information - Pace Whistler cable box

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


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

Pace Whistler Digital Box
Here is the hardware specifications for the Pace Whistler cable box.


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.


Pace Whistler


Pace Whistler Cable Box - Front
Pace Whistler Cable Box - Back
Hard Drive Capacity160 GB
Recording Hours (SD/HD)~ 95/20
Video OutputCoaxial, Composite, 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)344.0cm (17.0in) x 38.0cm (15.0in) x 8.0cm (3.0in)
Serial Number Prefix
IR TetherYes
DocumentationPace Whistler 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 Pace Whistler Digital Box.


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


Wiring Diagram for Pace Whistler Cable Box with HDMI Cable




Wiring Diagram for Pace Whistler Cable Box with Component Video and RCA Audio




Wiring Diagram for Pace Whistler Cable Box HDMI Cables to a Receiver



Wiring Diagram for Pace Whistler Cable Box - HDMI Cable and Optical Audio Connection to a Receiver

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