Micro Digital Satellite Receiver Installation guide

Owners Manual
Installation Guide
Version 2012.07.12
microHD - Digital Video Recorder Ready
Congratulations on your purchase of a quality GEOSATpro product, the
microHD! This manual contains basic operation and installation instructions for
the microHD satellite receiver with digital video recording capability. If you have
any programming or operation questions, please contact your reseller for primary
support.
GEOSATpro stands behind our resellers and their customers to offer a one year
warranty against any factory defect on retail purchases provided with original
dated proof of sale invoice or receipt. All warranty issues are to be processed
through your reseller.
Optional telephone technical support for your satellite system may be available
by GEOSATpro. Single satellite, fixed dish system owners are offered a telephone
technical support option for $19.95 per year for same satellite reception. Motorized
or multi-satellite systems owners are offered an advanced support option for $29.95
per service event with event expiration 30 days from the service initiation.
Note: Save all original boxes, manuals, accessories and packaging
materials in case it is necessary to return the merchandise.
Before unpacking or assembly of any item, review the warranty,
exchange and refund policies provided by your reseller.
Materials contained in this installation manual are the property of:
GEOSATpro
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Table of Contents
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FCC Notice and Compliance
Important Safeguards
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microHD Features and Specifications Receiver Front / Rear Panel
Remote Control Layout
Basic Remote Operation
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Installation Guide
Parts List
Site Survey
Dish Mounting Options
LNBF Installation
Dish Aiming
Connect Receiver to a TV microHD Install Menu Setup
Locate and Peak Satellite Signal
Completing the Install and Grounding
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microHD Features
Menu Items
Channel Manager
Installation
System Set-up
Tools
Media Manager
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
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Satellite Elevation Finder - Cut-out
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FCC Notice
DTV Transition Notice: After June 12th, 2009, a television receiver with only an analog
broadcast tuner will require a converter box to receive full power over-the-air broadcasts
originating from a United States broadcaster with an antenna because of the Nation’s
transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before to
receive low power, Class A or translator television stations, cable, satellite TV services,
gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products.
Information about the DTV transition is available from www.DTV.gov or 1-888-CALLFCC, and from www.dtv2009.gov or 1-888-DTV-2009 for information about subsidized
coupons for digital-to-analog converter boxes.
This notice does not affect any programming received by this satellite set-top box. Your
digital satellite receiver will continue to receive the digital satellite signals and provide the
programming for display on both Analog Televisions and new DTV compatible monitors
with composite, Component YUV or S-Video input connections.
This notice complies with Parts 15 and 54 of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations:
15.124 DTV Transition Notices by Manufacturers of Televisions and Related Devices.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help
Notice: Shielded cables must be used to ensure compliance with Class B FCC limits.
Important Installation Notice: The Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) has ruled that local government zoning and
homeowner’s associations may not prevent the installation of
satellite antennas one meter (39”) or smaller in diameter within
a resident’s private use area, unless legitimate safety restrictions
such as fire codes are in effect.
For More information: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/satellite.html
FCC Part 15 Compliant
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Important Safeguards
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Example of Antenna Grounding
NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70
Replacement Parts When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the
same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result
in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. Modification to the hardware or software
without authorization by the manufacturer the will result in voiding any warranty.
Service assistance may be arranged by contacting your reseller.
Safety Check Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask
the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in
proper operating condition.
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microHD Features
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Full HD 1080P
Fully compliant MPEG-2 MP@HL & MP@ML
Fully compliant MPEG-4 H.264/AVC Main Profile Level 3 & High Profile Level 4.1
Fully compliant MPEG-1 Layer I & II & III
VCM / MIS Capable
SCPC & MCPC from C/Ku Band Satellites
USALS/DiSEqC 1.2 Motor Control
22KHz/DiSEqC 1.0/DiSEqC 1.1 Switch Control
Full Screen Signal Meter with Selectable Audio Signal Alert
Channel Technical Parameter Screen
Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with Connected USB 2.0 Drive
2TB FAT/NTFS Single Partition Drive Support
Simultaneous Recording of 2 Channels on Transponder, Watch a 3rd or Playback
Automatic Time Shift with Ability to Convert and Save to a DVR File
30 Event Timers for Record and Channel Change
Timers support Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly
16 Day EPG - Electronic Program Guide
Auto Time Setting via Satellite
Manual Time Setting
Video/Photos/Music Multi-Media Player: Slide Show, Music Lists, Repeat and Favorites
Firmware Upgrade Through USB2.0 Port
Channel List Upgrade Through USB2.0 Port
Manual/Automatic Firmware Upgrade Via G19 KU @97W Satellite
Manual/Automatic Channel List Upgrade G19 KU @97W Satellite
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Closed Caption Supported on HDMI: EIA-608/EIA-708 via OSD
Closed Caption Supported on Composite Video Output: EIA-608 via VBI
Multi-Lingual DVB Subtitle/Teletext
Teletext/Subtitle Out Through OSD - Teletext Filter Conforms with ETS 300 472 Standard
Blind Scan with Parameter Limits
Manual Transponder Scan
Single and Multi-Satellite Scan
Direct Channel PID Entry
Automatic Service Scan
Parent Lock for Channels and Menu Settings
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ZOOM In/Out Function
Picture-In-Graphics Function
OSD Languages: English, Spanish, Russian
Internal Satellite/ Transponder/Channel - Add/Edit/Delete/Sort
Two Free PC Based Channel Editors - 1. ALI Editor 2. Mediabox Editor Studio
Auto Sleep Shut Off
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microHD Specifications
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Chipset and Memory
Main Processor
CPU
Flash
RAM
Operating System
Capacities
Satellites
Transponders
Channels
Favorites
Timers
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Front Panel
LED Status
IR Sensor
Rear Panel
LNB IN
HDMI
RCA Video
Audio
USB 2.0
DC IN
Serial Interface
Type:
Bitrate
Plug Connector Type
Tuner
Input Frequency
Input Level
Signal-to-Noise Level
AFC
Input Impedance
LNB Power
Demodulation
Supported Modulation Types
Symbol rate QPSK
Symbol rate 8PSK
Symbol rate 16APSK
Roll Off Factor
Reed Solomon
Coding (FEC)
QPSK Viterbirate
8PSK
16APSK
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ALI3601S Solution
Dual Core 396MHz MHz MIPS Processor
32Mbytes
DDR2 1G Bit
TDS
128
3000
5000
10
30
16 days
Power: Red, Green, USB: Connected, Recording
50 Degree Beam Width @ 15 feet
F-Type Female, 13VDC - Vertical, 18VDC - Horizontal 500mA,
Current Protection (Thermal Reset)
Version 1.3
(Yellow), 1Vp-p @ 75 ohms
Left (White) / Right (Red) , Unbalanced
1.8V rms, Crosstalk < -60dB via 3.5mm Jack
500mA, File system: FAT, NTFS (support first partition)
12VDC, 2000mA Max Current, 30mA Standby,
6.3mm / 2.0mm Jack
RS-232 Serial bidirectional
115,2 kBit/s max.
4 Pin Connector - Internal PCB Mount
950~2150MHz
-65 ~ -25dBm
12 dB max
+/- 5 MHz
75 Ohm
Auto / 14v / 18v / OFF, Max Current 500mA
QPSK / 8PSK / H8PSK / 16APSK
1 MSPS ~ 45MSPS
1 MSPS ~ 45MSPS
1 MSPS ~ 45 MSPS
DVB-S rolloff 35%, DVB-S2 rolloff: 20%, 25%, 35%
188B+16B
CCM
1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10, Automatic
3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
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Switch / Motor Control
22K Tone Frequency
DiSEqC Control
DiSEqC 1.2 Positions
USALS Calculation Range
Satellite Video Decoding
Video Compression Support
Aspect Ratio
Video Resolutions - HDMI
Video Resolutions - Composite
Satellite Audio Decoding
Audio Compression Support
Audio Modes
Sample Rates
22KHz; 0.4 - 0.9V
DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, USALS
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+/- 70 degrees
MPEG-1㸪MPEG-2㸪H.264/AVC
4:3 / 4:3 LB / 4:3 PB / 16:9 / Auto
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080P@30, 1080P@60,
Source, Native Monitor
480i (continuous)
MPEG Layer I, MPEG Layer II, MPEG1 Layer III㸪MP3
Left, Right, Stereo, Mono
44kHz
Media Player Video Decoding
Video Compression Support
Video Formats and Codecs
BMP, JPEG, AC3, AAC, AVI, MKV, MP4
MPEG1/2/4 (M1V, M2V, M4V); MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG);
MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP), VOB㸦free), AVI (free);
Matroska, (MKV), MOV (H.264), MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2 MP@HL,
MPEG4 SP@L3 to ASP@L5, H.264 HP@L4.1, H.263, Xvid
Image Support
Audio Formats and Codecs
JPEG, BMP
AAC, AAC+, HE AAC, MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA),
WAV, OGG, Dolby Digital, LPCM, Dolby Digital (Pass-Through)
Remote Control Unit
IR Carrier Frequency
Batteries
Environment
38Khz
2 x 1.5V AAA
AC Adapter Input
AC Adapter Output
AC Adapter Max Power Draw
Ambient Operational Temperature
100 ~ 240VAC, 50 / 60Hz
12Vdc, 2000mA
24W Operation / 0.3 W Standby
0 ~ 40°C
Humidity Max Operational
< 95%
Physical Specification
STB Size
STB Weight
5.5 in / 130mm (W) x 4.3 in / 110mm (D) x 1.3 in / 33mm (H)
10.6oz / 0.3Kgs
Certification & Licenses
FCC Part 15 Compliance
Dolby
HDMI
ETL Safety
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Front Panel
1 Power Indicator LED: Green - Operation / Red - Standby mode
2 USB Indicator LED: Green - Connected / Red - Recording
3 IR Sensor - Remote Control Signal Receptor
Rear Panel
Connect the satellite dish LNBF coax cable to Satellite IN
Connects composite VIDEO and L/R Audio to TV or other equipment
Connects HDMI Video Audio to TV or other equipment
Connects USB 2.0 memory device for DVR / multi-media / upgrade of
Firmware or Channel List 5V/500ma
5 DC power plug connection (12VDC, 2000mA)
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Remote Control Unit
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Select Standby or Operation Mode
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Display Signal Meter
Select the Favorite Channel List Mode
Display Electronic Program Guide
Display the Main Menu Screens
Change Channels or Navigate the Menu
Increase / Decrease the Volume
Select Alternative Language / Audio Mode
or Sound Tracks
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Select Closed Caption On/Off
Return to Last Channel
Magnify an Area of the Screen
Mute or Enable Audio
Select Satellite for Channel Availability
Display the Information Program Banner
or 2x for Channel Information
Return to the Previous Menu Screen or Exit to Channel Viewing Mode
Display the Channel List or to Accept an Item in the Menu
Adjust Volume, Navigate the Menu Cursor
Change Channels Selection Up / Down
Display DVR Recordings List
Select Media Player Mode for Videos, Photos, Music
Display Event Timer List
Select to View TV or Listen to Radio Channels
DVR: Scan Rewind in 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x speeds
DVR: Scan Forward in 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x speeds
List Page Up and DVR:
List :Page Down and DVR:
Freeze Video and DVR Pause
DVR: Start Record Function
DVR: Stop Playback or Stop Record Function
DVR: Play Recording or Play File Function
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Basic Remote Operation
Turn the microHD On or Off using the
POWER button.
Change channels by entering the
channel on the numeric keypad or by
pressing UP/DOWN keys. Press the
PREVIOUS CHANNEL key to return
to the last channel.
Select to view TV or to listen to Radio
by pressing the TV/Radio key.
Adjust the volume by pressing the
VOLUME UP/DOWN key. Volume is
also controlled by the TV.
Mute the volume by pressing the MUTE
key. Return to normal volume setting by
pressing MUTE or the VOLUME UP/
DOWN key.
View a Programming Guide (if available
by the broadcaster) with program listings
and descriptions by pressing the EPG
(ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMING
GUIDE) button.
View the Channel Banner displaying the
channel name, channel number, program
information, by pressing the INFO
button. View a list of available channels by pressing the LIST/OK button.
View a full screen meter by pressing the SIGNAL button.
Recording
Connect an USB drive to provide the DVR recording and Timeshift feature.
Start recording by pressing the RECORD key, PAUSE key
To set up a future recording using the TIMER key. If the channel provides EPG,
press the EPG key, highlight the desired program and press the GREEN record
button. The program record date, start and duration times will be automatically
set.
Stop recording by pressing the STOP key.
Navigation
Buttons
To watch a previously recorded program,
press the DVR List. Select the program to
view and press the OK key.
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Installation Guide
Save all original boxes, manuals, accessories and packaging
materials in case it is necessary to return the merchandise.
Before unpacking, assembly or operation of any item, review
the reseller’s warranty, exchange and refund policy.
This guide is intended for an individual experienced in performing the various
tasks described, including:
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Determining an antenna location with a view of the satellites positions.
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Climbing a ladder and working on your roof.
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Observing safe working practices around heights and electrical hazards.
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Determining if water pipes, gas lines or wires are hidden before drilling.
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Using a power drill to drill holes into your house.
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Routing cable through walls, crawl spaces or attics.
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Safely lifting and securing the 25 lb. antenna assembly.
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Grounding the system as recommended in the National Electric Code.
If you don’t feel completely comfortable with these tasks, you may consider
contracting the installation with a local satellite technician.
Web site http://www.FTAinstall.com provides a free referral service for local
installers. Please visit today!
To simply a first-time install, do not use pre-wire or previously used
coax cables and unknown switches. Do not attempt to use splitters for
simultaneous viewing on multiple receivers. Splitters typically do not
support multiple FTA receivers.
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Free To Air System Parts List
Tools Required
Socket Set
90cm Dish and LNBF
Installation Kit
Satellite Receiver
Drill and Bits
Phillips Screwdriver
Hammer
Tape Measure
Site Survey
If you feel comfortable with drilling holes in the walls
and/or roof of your home, climbing ladders, attaching
wires to the ground according to NEC and local codes
and following step-by-step instructions, you might
consider installing your own system.
The installation does require precise tuning and a great
deal of patience to correctly install.
Have you recently installed a light switch, ceiling fan,
basketball hoop and programmed a VCR? If not, this
project might not be a good time to hone your mechanical
and electrical skills!
To contract a local installer visit: www.FTAinstall.com
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Where Are The Satellites?
Before assembling any equipment it is important to verify that the installation
location has a suitable area to safely and securely mount the satellite dish and have
a clear line of site to receive the satellite signal. The satellite dish must be pointed
directly at the satellite, with NO obstructions between the two. This means NO
trees and NO buildings. Satellite signals will not pass through leaves, limbs, so
consider future tree growth, house remodeling or additions and new construction
in your area. The dish cannot be installed indoors!
In North America, the satellite dish will be pointed towards the South, Southeast or
Southwest. Satellites are located directly over the equator and are approximately
23,000 miles away! Before you start, you will need to decide what satellite that
you wish to receive and if it possible to “see” the satellite from your location.
If you wish to receive a specific channel, often the broadcaster’s web site will
provide the satellite information.
If you are unsure what satellite to aim at, use a web site such as www.lyngsat.com
or other satellite channel list to find channels that you are interested in receiving.
Many satellite systems are installed to receive channels from Galaxy 19 KU at
orbital position 97W. This is the most popular satellite in North America with
hundreds of free TV and Radio channels from around the world.
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Please note: 97W is not the compass reading! 97W is the assigned orbital slot
which corresponds with the earth’s Longitude. The Galaxy 19 satellite is just east
of DirecTV’s main satellite at 101W.
Target Satellite Compass (Azimuth) Reading: _____________
How High Up in the Sky are the Satellites?
Depending on where you live, most North
American satellites will be at an elevation
angle between 30 and 60 degrees in North
America. Northern Canada and Hawaiian
elevations can be as low as 10 degrees, but
in Central American and the Caribbean, the
dishes are often aimed almost straight up
between 70 - 90 degrees!
Target Satellite Dish Elevation Angle: ___________
Where to Mount the Dish?
Use the aiming coordinates included with this system or found at http://www.
GeoSatFinder.com along with a compass and the Site Check Angle Finder found
on the last page of this manual to locate a suitable area for mounting the dish.
While facing south, hold the compass level
in the palm of your hand. With the red needle
pointed exactly at North, reference the
compass reading for your target satellite. Are
there any obvious obstructions? If the line of
sight appears clear, continue to the check the
elevation angle.
Compass
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Sight along the top edge of the elevation
angle finder with the weighted string
registering the correct elevation angle for
your target satellite. Is the line of sight clear
with no branches, limbs or tall buildings?
Elevation Angle Finder
If you are mounting your dish on a motor,
consult with the motor installation manual
for recommendations on dish placement
and mounting.
Be sure to perform a site survey to determine the best location to see as many
satellites as possible. The satellites are in an arc that begins at the eastern
horizon reaching to the highest point directly south then extending to the western
horizon.
Dish Mounting Options
We recommend ground mounting a fixed satellite
dish on a 1 5/8” heavy wall galvanized post set
in cement. Attach a bolt or muffler clamp to
the bottom of the post to prevent the post from
twisting in the hardened cement. These items
are readily available at any hardware store.
Filling the post with a wet cement mixture
will provide greater rigidity. The post must
be perfectly plumb, level on all sides. Posts
standing higher than 7 feet should be stabilized
to prevent movement during high winds. The
post should be installed in advance of the install
as the cement can take 24 - 48 hours to set. DO
NOT install the dish on a wooden 4” x 4” post
or on a tree. The grain of the wood will twist
during dry and rainy seasons causing the dish to
swing off of the satellite causing reduced or loss
of signal. Take proper precautions to protect the
dish from being bumped during yard care or
damaged by children at play.
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Wall Mount
Roof Mount
The GEOSATpro 90cm dish assembly includes a heavy duty universal wall / roof
post mount. This mount can be attached at almost any angle and provides a stable
secure mount even in high wind regions if properly attached. The tripod legs
MUST be installed. The universal post will fail under moderate wind load if the
tripod legs have not been installed to support the larger wind load area of a 36”
dish. The dish and mount are designed to remain operational in winds up to 80+
mph and survive wind gusts over 110+ mph.
Dish Assembly
Before assembling a metal dish it is Extremely Important to verify that the
reflector was not warped or bent during shipping. Failure to check for dish warping
or damage could lead to many frustrating hours of trying to locate the satellite.
This simple test may be the most important step in a successful installation!
Bad - Warped Reflector
Good - Reflector
Find a perfectly flat surface such as a garage cement floor and lay the reflector
face down. Are the edges of the reflector laying perfectly flat? If any area of the
edge is raised by even an 1/8th of an inch reception of the satellite signal will be
affected!
If you cannot find a perfectly flat surface or if the
dish is already installed, perform the string test.
Tape a string horizontally from edge to edge
across the center of the dish. Tape a second string
vertically from top to bottom on the edges of the
dish.
If the strings do not lightly touch in the center,
the dish is warped and it must be corrected before
aiming the dish.
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Fixing a Warped Reflector
To correct a warped reflector, hold the dish like
a steering wheel and quickly thrust the reflector
away from your body like the motion of passing
a basketball. This quick action will cause the
reflector to slightly flex and spring back into the
factory pressed shape.
Check for correction with the string test. It may
be necessary to repeat the flexing process several
times until the reflector edges are uniformly flat.
LNBF Installation
The LNBF catches the satellite signals reflected from the dish and send the signal
down the coax to the receiver. It is important to properly install the LNBF. Insert
the LNBF into the clamp then lightly tighten the two screws to secure the LNBF.
Set the LNBF Rotation (Skew Angle) to the
setting specified in the aiming instructions
provided with your system. The LNBF rotates
in the circular clamp until the centering line
aligns with the LNBF Rotation angle. Failure
to set the correct LNBF Rotation will result
in not finding the satellite!
LNBF Rotation: ___________
When standing in front of the dish and looking
at the back of the LNBF and towards the
reflector, rotate the LNBF counter clockwise
(left) for a positive (+) LNBF Rotation
(Skew) setting and Clockwise (right) for a
negative (-) LNBF Rotation (Skew) setting.
Start with the LNBF slid back as far away
from the reflector as possible. Tighten the
screws to secure the LNBF from rotating. No
need to overtighten and break the clamp.
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Dish Aiming
When setting the elevation angle on an offset
dish, it is important to note that the dish will
appear be aimed lower than the actual elevation
angle to the satellite. The scale on the elevation
bracket is calibrated for accurate aiming when
the post is installed perfectly plumb (leveled on
all sides). The dish elevation angle is not set by
the angle of the LNBF arm or face of the dish.
Compass Azimuth Reading: ___________
In North America, satellites are always located South of your location. To
correctly aim the dish you must first accurately determine the exact compass
reading angle (azimuth). Metals, electricity and other magnetic disturbances can
cause the compass to point incorrectly.
Compass readings should be made at least 10 feet in front of or behind the metal
satellite dish and away from any large metal object such as metal buildings, air
conditioners, vehicles, utility and power lines or electrical panels. Check compass
reading several times to reduce install time and the need to hunt the entire southern
sky for the satellite signal.
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Identify a reference point on the horizon like a tree, utility pole or other landmark
that lines up with the compass reading. Installers often find it easier to align the
dish if they can reference an object that has been identified with the compass
reading. If you cannot locate a visual reference, stretch a 10 - 20 foot rope out
in front of the dish in the direction of the compass reading pointing towards the
satellite.
Move directly behind the dish and align the dish so that the LNBF arm is aimed
directly at the reference landmark or in line with the rope. Semi-tighten the post
clamp nuts, but allow the dish to be just loose enough to be rotated left or right by
applying light pressure.
Connect Receiver to a TV
Caution: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE ELECTRONIC
DEVICES IN AN UNSAFE LOCATION OR IN VIOLATION
of SAFEGUARDS PROVIDED IN THIS MANUAL OR ANY
OTHER EQUIPMENT MANUAL PROVIDED WITH THIS
SATELLITE SYSTEM.
Remove the satellite receiver and remote control from the packaging. Inspect the
unit before operation. If any equipment is damaged or if you have any questions,
please immediately contact your reseller. Install the two included AAA batteries
into the remote control battery compartment.
The easiest method to aim the satellite dish is to temporarily place the satellite
receiver and a small television near the satellite dish. This method allows the
installer to see the signal changes that occur with small dish movements. It is
extremely difficult to install the satellite system if the TV is inside the home and
out of the view of the installer. Attempting to communicate the signal readings
with a second person viewing the TV will complicate the aiming process!
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A basic connection for standard definition SD TV viewing is to connect the to the
TV with the included AV cable. Place the 1/8th inch plug into the receiver’s AV
Out port and connect the yellow/white/red RCA plugs to the TV’s AV IN jacks.
To view high definition video in HD, connect a HDMI cable between the receiver
and TV.
Plug the television power plug into a surge protected AC
power strip. Turn the TV power ON and set the TV to the AV
input. The TV is now ready to view the satellite receiver.
Connect a short RG6 coax cable from the LNBF on the satellite
dish to the SAT IN port on the rear panel of the microHD.
Plug the satellite receiver’s power supply into the 12VDC
port on the rear panel of the microHD. Plug the microHD
power supply AC plug into the surge protected power strip.
Standard Definition Connections (opt.)
Older TV: Only Antenna Jack
VCR - Standard Definition
Consult the owners manual provided with TV, VCR or other device that will
be connected to the GEOSATpro satellite receiver. Questions regarding the
connection to any other equipment should be directed to the manufacturer of that
device.
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microHD Installation Menu Setup
To receive Free To Air (FTA) programming, the receiver menus must be configured
and the dish aimed for the satellite that you wish to receive and for the satellite
equipment that is connected.
Before programming the receiver you will need to know what satellite carries the
channels that you wish to receive. If you do not know the name of the satellite,
visit www.lyngsat.com for a list of satellites and the available channels. The
majority of free channels in North America are found on satellite Galaxy 19. For
this installation example, we will be setting up to receive satellite Galaxy 19 97W KU G19 with an active transponder, 11842MHz.
1.
Highlight Installation icon. Press
OK to enter.
2.
Highlight Satellite List. Press
OK to enter.
3.
Highlight the target satellite using
the UP / Down navigation arrows. Press
OK to activate. Press EXIT to return to
the Installation menu.
4.
Highlight Antenna Setup. Press
OK to enter.
5.
Highlight Motor / Switch Setting.
Press OK to enter.
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6.
The one activated satellite will
be displayed. Press the Down arrow to
highlight Transponder. Press OK to
list the Pre programmed transponders.
7.
Highlight the target transponder
using the UP / Down navigation arrows.
Press OK to select. An active transponder
(TP) must be selected in order to detect
a satellite. Failure to select an active transponder will result in no satellite being
found.
8.
Highlight LNB LO using the
UP / Down navigation arrows. Press
OK to list the available LNB Local
Oscillation frequencies (LO) for the
connected LNB or LNBF.
9.
Highlight the correct LO using
the UP / Down navigation arrows. Press
OK to select. The LNB LO frequency is
normally printed on the LNBF label or
packaging. A Standard type LNBF LO
frequency is 10750 and an Universal
type LNBF LO frequency is 9750/10600). For this example we will use a Standard
type LO 10750.
10. The remainder of the Installation
menu items will remain in default
settings.
•
DiSEqC 1.0 - Disable
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DiSEqC 1.1 - Disable
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22K - Off
•
Motor Type - Off
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Motor Position - 0
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Meter Readings
This meter displays a reading for a receiver that is not properly connected to the
dish LNBF or a menu setting is incorrect. A Signal Level reading of 0% could
indicate that there is bad connection between the receiver and the LNBF. Verify
that a coax cable is directly attached from the SAT IN port on the rear of the
satellite receiver to the LNBF on the satellite dish.
A Grey color Signal Level reading of 45% or better indicates that the receiver is
connected to a working LNBF. The low Signal Quality reading at or below 30%
indicates that the dish is not properly aimed or the LNBF is not properly rotated
to receive the satellite signal.
A Blue color Signal Level reading of 45% or better indicates that the receiver
is connected to a working LNBF. The Green Signal Quality reading at 50% or
higher indicates that the dish is properly aimed.
The Signal Level (S) is important when determining if the receiver is
connected to a working LNBF. A Signal Level reading of 45% or higher
indicates a connection to a working LNBF, but does not indicate finding
the correct satellite.
11. While watching the Signal Quality reading, SLOWLY pan the dish towards
the east approximately 15 degrees away from the starting compass reading
provided for the target satellite. If the Signal Quality reading does not increase,
SLOWLY pan the dish back to the starting point then SLOWLY pan the dish to
the west approximately 15 degrees. If no Signal Quality reading is displayed,
increase or decrease the dish elevation by one degree increments and repeat the
slow panning of the dish. Once the correct satellite is detected, the meter will
display a higher Blue color Signal Level reading and the Green Signal Quality
reading will appear.
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Example of Low Signal Quality reading that might be displayed as the
satellite signal is found, but aiming is not optimized.
12. Continue to optimize the dish aiming by making very small changes to the
elevation (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) to peak the Signal Quality reading.
Failure to optimize and maximize the Signal Quality reading may result in the loss
of programming during inclement weather.
Example of optimized Signal Quality reading when dish aiming is correct.
Slight clockwise or counter clockwise adjustments to the LNBF rotation or sliding
the LNBF towards the reflector or away from the reflector may also provide
increased Signal Quality readings.
The higher the Signal Quality reading, the better the reception. If the Signal
Quality reading is too low, the picture will break up into little squares and the
sound may become garbled, out of sync, choppy or disappear completely!
13. Press Exit two times to return to
the main Installation menu. Highlight
Single Satellite Search. Press OK to
enter.
14. Highlight Scan Type. Press either
the LEFT / Right navigation arrow
to select All Channels or FTA Only.
FTA Only mode searches only for free
channels and not scrambled.
15. Highlight Scan Channel. Press
either the LEFT / Right navigation
arrow to select the type of channels
that you wish to scan. TV + Radio, TV
Channel, Radio.
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16. Highlight Scan Mode. Press the
LEFT or Right navigation arrow to
select either to scan the satellite by using
the Pre programmed TPs (transponders)
list, Blind Scan - Normal to search the
entire satellite for new transponders
and channels at a normal speed or Blind
Scan - Detailed to search the entire satellite for new transponders and channels
at a slower speed with more detail and accuracy. For this example scan, use Pre
programmed TPs mode.
17. Highlight Symbol Rate. Press the
LEFT or Right navigation arrow to
select if you wish to limit the range of
channels scanned by their Symbol Rate.
Select All, High, Medium or Low.
18. Highlight Polarity. Press the
LEFT or Right navigation arrow to
select if you wish to limit the polarity
scanned from All to Horizontal or
Vertical.
19. Highlight Search. Press OK to
start scanning. The scan window will
display a list of transponders scanned
and a list of channels found sorted by
TV and a Radio.
20. When the scan is complete,
Search End prompt is displayed. Press
OK to exit the search screen, then
Exit three times to exit the installation
menus.
Congratulations! The installation is now complete. Now you may start watching
hundreds of free TV and listening to free Radio stations!
If any channel displays a Signal Quality reading below 50%, additional
fine tuning adjustments must be made.
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Completing the Install and Grounding
Carefully route the coax cable from
the dish to the ground block then to the
satellite receiver. Secure all cables using
appropriate cable clips and nylon zip
ties. Avoid using wire staples as they can
dimple or penetrate the cable and can
cause loss of signal! Form drip loops and
cable loops as needed to prevent water
from running down the cables and entering
cable connection fittings or into wall
penetrations. Remember to seal all exterior
wall and/or roof holes with a quality sealant or silicone caulking.
Install the grounding block and wire
while observing all NEC, National
Electrical Code and local codes. Connect
the ground wire to the structure ground.
If you are unsure of how to properly
ground your satellite system, please
consult with a local professional. Copies
of the NEC are available at your local
library or online.
Important Notice: GEOSATpro recommends that you DO NOT use existing
coaxial cabling that has been pre-wired or previously used in your home. Often
these cables are low quality RG-59, not rated for satellite applications or have
splitters and other devices that are not compatible. Always connect the RG-6 type
coax cable directly from the satellite dish LNBF through the grounding block and
attach to the Satellite IN connection on the rear of the satellite receiver.
Cable splitters and other devices in the coax line may cause the satellite receiver to
shut down or malfunction. Do not use any device in the coax line unless approved
for satellite installation. Multiple receiver installations must use a multiple output
LNBF to avoid tuning conflicts between the receivers. Splitters will not work!
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Receiver Features
Channel Information
The channel banner appears at the bottom of the TV screen and provides basic
channel information about the displayed after each channel change. Press the
INFO key to recall the display.
Press INFO key two times to
display extended technical
information.
Press EXIT key to remove the
display.
TV or Radio
The microHD receives both TV and
Radio stations.
Press TV/RADIO key to select either
TV channel or Radio stations.
In the TV mode, only TV channels are
available in the Channel List and for
channel viewing. In the Radio mode,
only Radio stations will be available
in the Channel List and a Radio
background image will display on the
video output.
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Channel Lists
To display the Channel List of saved channels, press
LIST/OK key
If connected to a Multi Satellite System - Press
LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to select a satellite
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to highlight a new
channel
Press OK key to go to the channel. Press OK key
a second time or press EXIT key to remove the
Channel List display
To search the Channel List for a specific channel,
press the RED color key.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key
to select a character of the channel
name and press OK key. Repeat for
several characters.
A list of matching channel names
appears to the left. Press the BLUE
color key to exit the find screen and
press DOWN NAV key to highlight
the target channel.
Press OK key to go to the channel.
Favorites Lists - FAV
Organize your favorite channels into easy to
manage lists. The FAV List is also included along
with satellite sorted lists in the Channel List mode.
See Channel Manager, Menu section 1.1/ 1.2
Press FAV * key to display a list of active favorites
lists.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to highlight the
target favorite list
Press OK key to Select
Press OK a second time to hide the FAV List
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Electronic Program Guide - EPG
The Electronic Program Guide service provides schedule information about the
current and upcoming programs. Only a few Free To Air broadcasters in North
America provide this service. When available, EPG greatly enhances the viewers
experience. Know in advance when a program will be airing and easily schedule
DVR recordings.
If the Channel Banner displays the EPG icon and program information is displayed,
the EPG service is available on this channel.
Navigate the EPG screen using the UP/DOWN/RIGHT/LEFT NAV keys.
Highlight a program name and press OK key to display a program description.
Press the RED color key to return to the EPG schedule.
1 - Return to main EPG screen
2 - Jump to current time
3 - Go back one program
4 - Advance one program
5 - Go Back 2 hours
6 - Jump forward two hours
7 - Go back one day
8 - Jump forward one day
Press the RED color key to allow quick navigation within the schedule.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to select the navigation icons at the bottom of
the screen.
Press OK key to apply the navigation function.
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Setting an EPG Timer
Timers may be set to tune a channel at a selected time or to Record the program
for future viewing.
This example is for setting a DVR recording. Note: A USB drive must be connected
to the microHD to enable the DVR recording function.
Highlight the program to record then press the GREEN color key to set a timer.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select Once
Press DOWN NAV key to highlight
Timer Service
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select Record
Press DOWN NAV key to highlight
Save.
Press OK key to save the timer
Closed Captioning - CC
Closed Captioning is a service that provides on screen text display of the program’s
audio. The microHD is capable of decoding and displaying CC on both the HDMI
and composite video outputs. At the time of printing, the microHD is the only
HD FTA receiver available anywhere in the world that provides internal Closed
Captioning for display on High Definition televisions connected via the digital
HDMI cable. DVR recordings preserve the closed caption data and the on-screen
text can be turned On or Off at any time.
Closed Captioning can only be
activated when a receiver is tuned to
a channel providing the CC service.
Once activated, Closed Captioning
will be displayed on any channel
providing the service.
Press the CC- RED color key to display the Closed Captioning menu. Note: If the
broadcaster does not provide CC, a “No Data” prompt will be displayed.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select a closed caption source
Press OK key to activate Closed Captioning.
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Audio or Language Selection
Often a channel may transmit several audio choices and the viewer may select
between standard, Dolby, multiple languages or select a mono, stereo channel.
Press the GREEN colored – AUDIO key
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select an
alternative audio, language or Digital Dolby
AC3
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to select:
Stereo, Mono, Left or Right
Press EXIT key to remove the display
Full Screen Signal Meter
The micro HD features a large and easy to read Signal meter with 10 bar graphic
Signal Quality reading display and a selectable tone signal indicator.
The graphing meter is sampled in .5 second intervals and provides a five second
history. It is simple to install or adjust a satellite dish with this unique histograph
graphing meter. If the graph displays an increase over the five second comparison,
the adjustment is optimizing the signal. If the graph is falling, the aiming is moving
in the wrong direction.
A Signal Quality ready of 75% is excellent. Minimum ripple indicates an optimized
signal. A jagged or jumping graph indicates poor signal stability. This could be the
result or poor aiming, interference, bad cable or failing components.
Press the ORANGE color SIGNAL key to display a full screen Signal Meter
Press the RED color key to toggle the Signal Quality Tone ON or OFF
Press EXIT key to remove the display
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Zoom Function
The zoom key magnifies and enlarges a portion of the screen in steps of 2x, 4x,
6x, 8x, 12x and 16x settings.
Press ZOOM key to activate
Repeat pressing Zoom key to increase
the magnification
Press
LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN
NAV keys to select the area of the
screen to magnify.
Press EXIT key to return to normal
viewing.
Receiver Menu Items
Main Page
To enter the microHD Menu screens, press MENU key. Five Sub Menu icons
will appear on the left side of the screen. Use the UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT NAV
keys.
1. Channel Manager
2. Installation
3. System Setup
4. Tools
5. Media Manager
1. Channel Manager
1.1 TV Channel List
1.2 Radio Channel List
1.3 Delete All Channels
1.4 Save as Default
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1.1 / 1.2 TV or Radio Channel List
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select the satellite, All Satellites or
Favorites List. Press UP or DOWN
NAV key to select a channel. Press OK
key to preview.
In the TV or Radio List menu screen
there are five tabs:
FAV – Favorite Channel List
Lock –Parental Control Password
Move – Change the order of the
channels
Skip – Channel skipped in regular
viewing mode
Edit – Sort, Rename or Delete
channels
FAV – Favorite Channels
Press FAV key to select the function to add or delete channels appearing in one
of the ten available Favorites Lists. The FAV tab will pop up when this function
is selected.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
a channel
Press OK key to display the ten
Favorites Lists
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
the list to add or delete the selected
channel
Press OK key to alternate between
displaying a heart icon to indicate that
the channel has been added to the list
or no heart icon displayed indicates
that the channel is not included in the
list.
The channel may be included in
multiple Favorites Lists by selecting
additional a Favorite list and pressing
OK key to add
Repeat steps to add additional channels
to a list or multiple lists.
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Press Exit several times to display
“Confirm Save”. If you wish to save
the changes, select Yes and press OK
key. To exit without saving changes,
select No and press OK key.
Lock – Parental Control Password
Press the RED color key to select the function to add or delete channels that are
unavailable unless the Parental Password is entered. The Lock tab will pop up
when this function is selected.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a channel to add or delete the
Parental Code lock
Press OK key to select
A window prompt will request the
input of the Parental Code.
Input the four digit numerical code
(default 0,0,0,0).
Press OK key to alternate between
displaying a lock icon to indicate that
the channel has been locked or no
lock icon displayed indicates that the
channel password protected
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
additional channels to lock or unlock.
Press Exit several times to display
“Confirm Save”. If you wish to save
the changes, select Yes and press OK
key. To exit without saving changes,
select No and Press OK key.
Skip – Channels Skipped in Channel Viewing
Press the GREEN color key to select the function to add or delete channels that
are skipped over during regular channel viewing mode. The Skip tab will pop up
when this function is selected.
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Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a channel to skip
Press OK key to select
Press OK key to alternate between
displaying a skip icon to indicate that
the channel will be skipped over or no
skip icon displayed indicates that the
channel will be available.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
additional channels skip or make
available
Press Exit several times to display
“Confirm Save”. If you wish to save
the changes, select Yes and press OK
key. To exit without saving changes,
select No and Press OK key.
Channel Edit
The Channel Edit menu has four tabs:
Sort – Alphabetical, Free/Scrambled,
Lock, Polarity
Edit – Rename Channel
Del All – Delete all channels on
selected satellite
Delete – Delete selected channels on
selected satellite
Sort – Sorting Channel Lists
Press the RED color key to select the function to sort how channels are displayed.
The Sort menu has five selections:
Name (A-Z) - Channel List starts with
beginning of the alphabet
Name (Z-A) - Channel List starts with
end of the alphabet
Free/Scramble – Channel List
starts with Free (unscrambled) then
Scrambled channels. Channels could
display a scrambled $ icon, but actually
be available due to an incorrect
encryption flag by the broadcaster.
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Lock – Channel List starts with Parental Lock protected channels
Polarity (H-V) - Channel List starts with channels on horizontal transponders
then vertical transponders
Polarity (V-H) - Channel List starts with channels on vertical transponders then
horizontal transponders
Edit – Channel Rename
Press the GREEN color key to select the function
to rename channels. The Edit tab will pop up when
this function is selected. Type the new name using
the numeric keys. RED color key selects capitalization On/Off, GREEN color key
deletes, YELLOW color key accepts new text, BLUE color key cancels rename
process.
Del All – Delete All Channels by
Satellite or TV/Radio Mode
Press the YELLOW color key to
select the function to delete channels
on selected satellite, all satellites or
selected favorites list. If you wish to
delete the channels, select Yes and
press OK key. To exit without deletion,
select No and Press OK key.
Delete – Delete Selected Channel
Press the BLUE color key to select the
function to delete. The Delete tab will
pop up when this function is selected.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a channel to delete
Press OK key to select
Press OK key to alternate between
displaying a delete icon to indicate
that the channel will be deleted or no
delete iconPress UP or DOWN NAV
key to select additional channels to
delete
Press Exit several times to display
“Confirm Save”. To save the changes,
select Yes and press OK key. To exit
without saving changes, select No and
Press OK key.
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1.3 Delete All Channels - TV &
Radio
Press OK key to delete all TV and
Radio Channels.
If you wish to delete all channels,
select Yes and press OK key. To exit
without deletion, select No and Press
OK key
1.4 Save as Default
The receiver can be restored to a default profile by performing a Factory Reset.
Save as Default makes the current the Satellite list (including motor and switch
settings), Channels list, Favorites lists to be the new default file. Note: The Default
file does not automatically save during a firmware upgrade. See 4.6.5, how to
save the Default file to external USB.
Press OK key to save the Satellite list.
If you wish to replace the current
default data base, select Yes and press
OK key. To exit without saving the
current profile as the default, select No
and Press OK key.
2. Installation Menu
2.1 Satellite List
2.2 Antenna Setup
2.3 Single Satellite Search
2.4 Multi Satellite Search
2.5 TP List / Search
2.1 Satellite List
Activate a Satellite for Set-up and
Searches
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a satellite
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Press OK key to alternate between
displaying a heart icon to indicate that
the satellite has been activated to make
available for Motor/Switch Set-up
and Channel Searches. No heart icon
displayed indicates that the channel is
not activated and available for Motor/
Switch Set-up and Channel Searches.
Rename Existing Satellite or Change
Orbital Position
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a satellite
Press the RED color key
Type the new satellite name using the
numeric keys. RED color key selects
capitalization On or Off, GREEN
color key deletes text
To change the orbital position
referenced by the USALS calculation
and motor positioning program,
highlight Longitude and press LEFT
or RIGHT NAV key for East or West
orbital position (satellites over North
America are typically referenced
as West orbital positions). Use the
numeric keypad to enter the satellite’s
orbital position in this format xxx.x.
Example 97W satellite is inputted as
097.0W. YELLOW color key accepts
changes to the satellite name and/or
position, BLUE color key cancels.
Add New Satellite and Position
Press the GREEN color key
Type the new satellite name using the
numeric keys. RED color key selects
capitalization On or Off, GREEN
color key deletes text
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The orbital position is referenced by the USALS calculation and motor positioning
program, highlight Longitude and press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key for East or West
orbital position. Use the numeric keypad to enter the satellite’s orbital position.
YELLOW color key accepts changes to the satellite name and/or position, BLUE
color key cancels.
Delete Satellite
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight the satellite to delete from
the Default Satellite List.
Press the BLUE color key
If you wish to delete the highlighted
satellite, select Yes and press OK key.
To exit without deleting the satellite,
select No and Press OK key.
Press EXIT key to save and return to
the main Installation menu
2.2 Antenna Setup
2.2a Motor/Switch Setting
2.2b Limit Setup
2.2a Motor/Switch Setting
Configure the satellite receiver to work
with connected equipment.
Satellite- A list of activated satellites
are displayed. Press the LEFT or
RIGHT NAV key or press List/OK
key to display scroll list. If the target
satellite is not displayed, return to
Satellite List 2.1 and activate the
satellite.
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Transponder (TP) - A list of pre
programmed transponders is available
for each satellite. Press LEFT or
RIGHT NAV key or press List/OK
key to display scroll list. If the target
transponder is not displayed, go to
TP List 2.5 and add a transponder.
Note: An active transponder must be
selected for the target satellite, Failure
to select an active transponder will
result in no valid signal for locating
and identifying the satellite. You
may find a list of satellites and active
transponders at www.lyngsat.com.
LNB LO (Local Oscillation) – A list
of typical LNBF LO frequencies is
available for each satellite. Press LEFT
or RIGHT NAV key or press List/OK
key to display scroll list. Select the
LO frequency that corresponds with
the LO Frequency printed on the
connected LNB or LNBF. Note: The
correct LNB LO must be selected for
the connected LNBF, Failure to select
the correct LNB LO frequency will
result in no valid signal for locating
and identifying the satellite.
DiSEqC 1.0 – Switch Setting. If
multiple satellite dishes or multiple
LNB(f)s are connected to your
receiver (up to 4 inputs), determine
if the switch type is DiSEqC 1.0. If
so, press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key
or press List/OK key to display scroll
list. Select the switch port that is
connected to the target satellite.
Failure to select a correct port if a
switch is inline will result in no valid
signal for locating and identifying the
satellite. The correct switch port must
be selected for the receiver to “see”
the connection to the LNBF.
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DiSEqQ 1.1 – Switch Setting. If
multiple satellite dishes or multiple
LNB(f)s are connected to your
receiver (up to 16 inputs), determine if
the switch type is DiSEqC 1.1. If so,
press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key or
press List/OK key to display scroll list.
Select the switch port that is connected
to the target satellite.
22KHz – Switch Setting. If a Universal
type LNBF is used, the 22KHz switch
setting will be automatically set to
AUTO and a 22KHz switch is not used
due to switching control conflicts. If
the system does not have a universal
type LNB(f) installed and multiple
satellite dishes or multiple LNB(f)s
are connected to your receiver (from 2
to 32 inputs with cascaded DiSEqC1.1
switches), determine if the switch type is 22KHz. If so, press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key or press List/OK key to display scroll list. Select the switch port that is
connected to the target satellite
Motor Type – If installing a fixed
dish system, leave the setting to
the default None. If the system has
a motorized dish, press LEFT or
RIGHT NAV key to select USALS
or DiSEqC 1.2. If the motor is for a
medium size KU-band dish, typically
the motor is USALS compatible. If
you will be using a large motorized
C-band dish, select the DiSEqC
1.2 mode to communicate with the
antenna positioner and control unit.
If using USALS motor type, follow
these steps to configure the receiver’s
calculator to automatically drive the
dish into the correct satellite positions
once the motor is correctly installed.
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USALS Motor Type - With USALS
selected, Press OK key
Use LEFT or RIGHT NAV key
to select if the install location’s
Longitude is East (E) or West (W).
North America is typically referenced
as the western hemisphere so select
W. Use the Numeric keys to enter the
install location’s Longitude as xxx.xx.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
Local Latitude.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select if the install location’s Latitude
is North (N) or South (S). North
America’s Latitude is referenced as
North, so select N. Use the numeric
keys to enter the install location’s
Latitude as xx.xx.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight OK or Cancel. If you wish to
save the current location coordinates,
select OK and press OK key. To exit
without adding new TP, select Cancel
and Press OK key.
Once the dish has been installed and properly aligned using USALS, the receiver
will automatically drive the motor to each satellite position when the satellite is
selected in the menus or when changing between channels located on different
satellites.
DiSEqC 1.2 Motor Type - Follow these steps to configure the receiver to return to
the user assigned satellite positions once the motor is correctly installed. DiSEqC
1.2 does not calculate the satellites
position and the user must manually
locate and save each satellite’s
position.
Select Motor Type: DiSEqC 1.2
Press DOWN NAV to highlight Motor
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Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key or
press List/OK key to display scroll
list. Select a motor position number
(1 – 99) to save the satellite position
both the microHD and in the motor
memory or controller memory. The
motor position will be saved to this
assignment number in order for
the receiver to communicate with
the motor to return to the a specific
position.
Multiple satellites may be assigned
to the same motor position number.
Example C and KU band bands of the
same satellite position.
Press DOWN NAV key to select West
< Save > East. Press LEFT NAV key
to drive the motor West. Press RIGHT
NAV key to drive the motor East.
Once the signal confirms that the dish
is aimed at the correct target satellite
and is optimized, press OK key to
save. This DiSEqC 1.2 manual dish
positioning and saving must occur
for each DiSEqC 1.2 type motorized
satellite in the activated list.
Reset All to 0 – To clear all saved
DiSEqC 1.2 motor position and
reset the microHD motor position
assignments to 0 (zero), highlight and
press OK key
To clear and reset all DiSEqC 1.2
motor position assignments, select
Yes and press OK key. To exit without
deleting the DiSEqC 1.2 position
settings, select No and Press OK key.
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Go to X – Drive the motor to the
Reference 0 (zero) position or to any
saved DiSEqC 1.2 motor position
assignments.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
Local Latitude.
Press OK key and motor will drive
to the saved satellite position.
Recalculate – Allows the user to
assign new offset 0 (zero) reference
for motor control center point.
Highlight Recalculate and press OK
key.
To clear and set a new 0 (zero)
reference position, select Yes and press
OK key. To exit without setting a new
0 (zero) reference, select No and Press
OK key.
Not Connected to Working
Signal Level Reading is a measurement of electronic noise. The readings will
help determine if the receiver is correctly configured, connected to a working
LNB or LNBF and if the dish is aimed at a satellite. 0% Signal Level reading
= not connected to an LNB, receiver is incorrectly configured or connected to a
defective LNB, 45% = connected to a LNB, but dish might be misaimed, receiver
configured incorrectly or defective LNBF.
Connected to LNBF / Not Aimed
Connected to LNBF / Good Aiming
Signal Quality Meter reading above 40% indicates the receiver is correctly
configured and the dish is aimed at the target satellite. The Signal Quality reading
should be as high as possible to provide reliable reception.
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2.2b Limit Setup
Set East/West Motor Limits
Prevent damage to the motor or the
dish. Set a limit on the distance that
the motor travels to avoid hitting any
object if the motor is allowed to rotate
too far.
Press RIGHT or LEFT NAV key to
select one of three modes:
Disable Limit – No electronic limits
are set by the receiver
West Limit- For setting an electronic
limit on the motor movement toward
the West
East Limit- For setting an electronic
limit on the motor movement toward
the East
Setting West Limit
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Limit Set-up
Press RIGHT NAV key to select West
Limit
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
<West Limit Setup East> While
watching the motor, drive the motor
towards the West using LEFT NAV
key and release to stop the movement
before striking any object or reaching
the maximum physical limit of the
motor rotation
Press OK key to save limit
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Setting West Limit
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Limit Set-up
Press RIGHT NAV key to select East
Limit
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
<West Limit Setup
East> While
watching the motor, drive the motor
towards the East using RIGHT NAV
key and release to stop the movement
before striking any object or reaching
the maximum physical limit of the
motor rotation
Press OK key to save limit
Move Motor to Reference Position
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to select
<Go to Reference>
Press OK key to move the motor to the
centered 0 (zero) position.
2.3 Single Satellite Search
Search for satellite TV and/or Radio channels on a single satellite using a fixed,
motorized or multiple satellite system.
Satellite - A list of activated satellites
are displayed. Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key or press List/OK key to
display scroll list. If the target satellite
is not displayed, return to Satellite
List 2.1 and activate the satellite and
configure in the Antenna Setup 2.2a
Scan Type – Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key to select to either scan
and log All Channels ( both free and
scrambled) or only Free Channels
Scan Channel - Press LEFT or
RIGHT NAV key to select to either
scan and log TV and Radio, TV only
or Radio only.
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Network Search – Scans the Network
Information Table and logs any
services that the uplinker identified.
Note: Active only when scanning pre
programmed transponders.
Scan Mode - Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key to select to either scan and
log channels using the pre programmed
transponder list, Blind Scan – Normal
search of the entire satellite with
user defined parameters for new
transponders and channel logging
with normal analysis, Blind Scan
– Detailed search of the entire satellite
with user defined parameters for new
transponders and channel logging with
extended analysis.
Symbol Rate – Define the type of
transponders and channels logged by
limiting the symbol rate range. Press
LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to select All
symbol rates, High (>20K), Medium
(10K – 20K), Low (<10K).
Polarity- Select the polarity to scan.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select All polarities, Horizontal (Left)
only, Vertical (Right) only
Search - Press List/OK key to start.
Pre programmed TP: Scan searches
the pre programmed transponder list
and logs all channels found to the TV
and Radio Channel Lists. This mode
will not find new transponders or
occasional use transmissions that are
not pre programmed into the receiver.
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Blind Scan - Normal or Detailed:
Scan Frequency Range menu allows
the user to change the default settings
and define the start and stop frequency
range to log new transponders and
channels. Highlight Frequency Start
and use the numeric keys to enter the
start frequency. Press UP or DOWN
NAV key to highlight Frequency Stop
and use the numeric keys to enter the
stop frequency. The available start/
stop frequency range will be defined
by the LNB that is connected. If the
LNBF states 11.7 – 12.2, channels will
not be found by extending the start or
stop frequency.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
select Cancel and press OK key to
exit without scanning or Select OK
to continue to the Blind Scan search.
Press OK key to start the search.
Blind Scan searches may take a very
long time to analyze the incoming
satellite signals and log the channels.
Some satellites may only take a minute,
but other satellites with many services,
data services or poorly configured
information tables may take up to 10
minutes.
When the scan is complete the number
of Transponders, TV and Radio
channels will be displayed with a
prompt “ Search End” or “No Program
Found”
Press OK key to exit the Search
screen
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2.4 Multi Satellite Search
Search multiple satellites with a motorized or switched multiple satellite system.
See Single Satellite Search Description
(2.3). All functions are identical to
those in the Single Satellite Search
with an additional function allowing
the microHD to automatically control
the switches and/or motors to scan
multiple satellites. The scan will
search the list of Activated Satellite
List (2.1).
A list of satellites to be scanned is
displayed at the bottom of the menu
screen. Multi Satellite Search may take
many hours to complete. The duration
is dependent on the complexity and
number of satellites activated and
configured. Many hobbyists will start
a Multi Satellite Search before leaving
for work or going to bed. Next time
the system is used, the channel list
will be updated with every new found
channel!
2.5 TP List / Search
Manage the pre programmed (TP)
transponder list, search one transponder
for all available channels or manually
enter the channel’s PIDs to scan for
only a single channel.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a transponder
The Signal Level and Signal Quality
readings are displayed for the selected
TP
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Edit TP
Modify
Existing
Transponder
Frequency, Symbol Rate, and Polarity
Press the RED color key
Type the new Frequency using the
numeric keys
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Symbol Rate
Type the new Symbol Rate using the
numeric keys
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Polarity
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key
to select either Horizontal (Left) or
Vertical (Right)
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Save or Cancel. To save the
modified TP, select SAVE and press
OK key. To exit without modifying,
select Cancel and Press OK key.
Add New Transponder
Press the GREEN color key
Type the new Frequency using the
numeric keys
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Symbol Rate
Type the new Symbol Rate using the
numeric keys
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Polarity
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key
to select either Horizontal (Left) or
Vertical (Right)
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Save or Cancel. To save the
new TP, select SAVE and press OK
key. To exit without adding new TP,
select Cancel and Press OK.
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Delete Transponder
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight the transponder to delete
from the Pre programmed TP List.
Press the YELLOW color key
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select Yes to delete only the selected
TP or Del All to delete all transponders
from the selected satellite.
Press Exit several times and a prompt
appears requesting a confirmation to
delete. If you wish to delete the TPs,
select Yes and press OK key. To exit
without deleting the transponders,
select No and Press OK key.
TP Search
Transponder Search for All Channels
or Manual PID Entry
Press the BLUE key
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Scan Mode
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select Normal: Search TP for available
channels or PID to Manually add a
single channel defined by the User
entered PIDs
Normal Mode
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight FTA Only
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select Yes or No
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Scan Channel
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select TV + Radio, TV only, Radio
only
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Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Network Search
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
Yes or No
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight OK or Cancel. If you wish
to scan the TP for new channels, select
OK and press OK key. To exit without
searching, select Cancel and Press OK
key
PID Mode - Manual Channel Entry
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Video PID
Use Numeric keys to manually enter
the Video PID. If scanning for a radio
service leave the VPID at the default
8190
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Audio PID
Use Numeric keys to manually enter
the Audio PID. If no audio is available
leave at default 8190
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight PCR PID
Use Numeric keys to manually enter
the PCR PID. If no PCR PID is
provided set to the Video PID or if a
radio service set to the Audio PID
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight OK or Cancel. If you wish
to scan the TP for manually entered
PIDs, select OK and press OK key. To
exit without searching, select Cancel
and Press OK key
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Scan Results
When the scan is complete the
Transponders scanned, and logged TV
and Radio channels will be displayed
with a prompt “ Search End” or “No
Program Found”
Press OK key to exit the Search
screen
3. System Setup
3.1 Language
3.2 TV System
3.3 Display Setting
3.4 Local Time Setting
3.5 Timer Setting
3.6 Parental Lock
3.7 OSD Setting
3.8 Favorite
3.9 Other
3.1 Language Selection
Language: Menus, On Screen
Displays – Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key to select English, Spanish or
Russian
First Audio: Primary Audio default
language automatically selected
if broadcaster provides multiple
languages - Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key to select English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese,
Russian, Turkish, Polish, Greek,
Czech, Swedish, Finnish,
Second Audio: Secondary audio
default
language
automatically
selected if broadcaster provides
multiple languages (see language
selection above)
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Subtitle Language: Default Subtitle text language automatically selected if
broadcaster provides Subtitle Service and in multiple languages (see language
selection above). Typically not used in North America.
Teletext: Default Teletext text language automatically selected if broadcaster
provides teletext service and in multiple languages (see language selection above).
Typically not used in North America.
3.2 TV System
Video Resolution: Setting the Output
Resolution for HDMI Video. Press
LEFT or RIGHT NAV key or press
List/OK key to display scroll list.
Select 480i, 480p, 720p_60, 1080i_
60, 1080p_30, 1080p_60, By Source
(program will set resolution), By
Native TV (The connected TV must
be capable of full HDMI compliance
to set the microHD output to the
maximum supported resolution)
Aspect Mode: Setting the Output
Aspect Ratio for Composite and
HDMI Video. Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key or press List/OK key to
display scroll list.
Auto: No aspect conversion by the
microHD
4:3PS: (Picture Source) Good for
4:3 displays, but stretched wide on
widescreen TVs
4:3LB: (Letter Box) Good for 4:3
displays, but stretched wide on
widescreen TVs
16:9: Source programming originating
in 4:3 will be letter boxed on a 16:9
display
Digital Audio Out: Setting the HDMI
digital audio output mode. Press LEFT
or RIGHT NAV key or press List/OK
key to display scroll list.
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Bitstream: No AC3 decoding. Raw
AC3 to HDMI output
LPCM: Decodes both PCM and AC3
for output to HDMI output
The RCA audio outputs always are fed
decoded AC3 and PCM.
3.3 Display Setting: Adjustments for
Composite and HDMI Video Outputs.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key or
press List/OK key to display scroll list.
Select new level and it is immediately
applied.
Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue
and Sharpness
3.4 Local Time Setting: Select Auto
or Manual Time Setting Mode
GMT Usage: Time is set by the current
selected channel. Press LEFT or
RIGHT NAV key to select ON or OFF.
GMT reference is not suggested as
many broadcasters do not correctly set
the time. This will cause Timer Events
to cancel or missed recordings.
GMT Offset: Setting with GMT Usage
ON. Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key
or press List/OK key to display scroll
list. Select the time zone offset from
GMT/UTC. Example cities for the
selected time zone are displayed.
Daylight Saving: Setting with GMT
Usage ON. Adds one hour when ON.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select ON or OFF
Date: Setting with GMT Usage OFF.
Use numeric keys to enter month, day,
year
Time: Setting with GMT Usage OFF.
Use numeric Buttons to enter time in
12 hour mode. Change AM/PM with
any numeric key.
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3.5 Timer Setting with Remote Control Short Cut Key:
Thirty timers wake-up the microHD, return to standby mode, change channels,
start and stop DVR recordings.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight available timer.
Press OK key to display Timer Setting
menu with current time and date
displayed in upper right corner.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Timer Mode
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select frequency of the timer event.
Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Timer Service
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select Channel Change or Record
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Channel
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key or
press List/OK key to display scroll
list. Select the Channel Name for the
event
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Date
Use the numeric keys to enter month,
day, year
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Start Time
Use the numeric keys to enter the time.
Use any numeric key to select AM or
PM
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Duration
Use the numeric keys to enter the
length of the timer or recording
(maximum timer duration is 99 hours
and 59 minutes)
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Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Save or Cancel. If you wish
to schedule the timer, select OK and
press OK key. To exit without saving
the timer setting, select Cancel and
Press OK key
Notice: If the microHD is in standby mode when timer is scheduled, the receiver
will automatically Power ON one minute before the Start Time. The receiver will
automatically return to the previous channel or operation mode after the timer
ends
Two timers can be set to simultaneously record two different channels on the same
satellite and transponder. Start and stop times must be spaced one minute apart to
avoid conflict. A third channel or previously recorded program may be watched
at the same time.
If the system is motorized, allow extra lead on the start time to allow the motor to
position the dish
3.6 Parental Lock: Prevents the unauthorized access to menus or limit channel
viewing. The default Lock Code is 0,0,0,0
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Menu Lock.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select Off or On. Turning Menu Lock
On will require a password to enter
any menu. Default is Off
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Channel Lock.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select On or Off. Turning Channel
Lock Off will disable the requirement
to enter a password for accessing
locked channels. Default is On
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight New Password
Use the numeric keys to enter a new
four digit code. Please be sure to
document this code and store in a
secure location. Passwords cannot be
retrieved and there is no master code
to unlock a personal password.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to highlight Confirm Password
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Use the numeric keys to re-enter the
four digit code.
A prompt will confirm the updated
Password. Press OK key to exit
3.7 OSD Setting: Settings for
Subtitle, Teletext and OSD (On Screen
Display)
Subtitle Display: Press LEFT or
RIGHT NAV key to select On or Off.
Typically not used in North America.
OSD Timeout: Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key or press List/OK key to
display scroll list. Select the duration
of the On Screen Display (1 – 10
seconds)
OSD Transparency: Press LEFT or
RIGHT NAV key or press List/OK
key to display scroll list. Select the
transparency of the On Screen Display
(Off – 40%)
Teletext: Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV
key to select On or Off. Typically not
used in North America.
3.8 Favorite Lists: Rename the
Favorites Lists
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight the Favorites List to rename
Press OK key to Display Text entry
menu
Press the YELLOW color key for
capitalization On or Off
Press the RED color key to delete
Use the LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN
NAVs to select a letter, number or
symbol.
Press OK key to save the character
When completed, press the BLUE
color key to save and exit
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3.9 Other:
Functions
Setting
additional
LNB Power: Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key to select if the LNB power
is On or Off. Typically this will be On,
but might be set to Off if the receiver
is slaved.
Play Channel Type: Press LEFT
or RIGHT NAV key to select if the
microHD displays All Channels, Free
Channels only or Scrambled Channels
only
Tone: Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV
key to select if the Signal Meter Audio
Tone is On or Off in the menus
Auto Standby: Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key to select if the receiver will
go into standby after inactivity (Off,
10, 30, 60, 120, 180 minutes)
Sleep Timer: Press LEFT or RIGHT
NAV key to select how long the
receiver will stay on before going
into standby (Off, 10, 30, 60, 90, 120
minutes)
4. Tools
4.1 Information
4.2 Factory Reset
4.3 S/W Update via Satellite – Manual
4.3 Automatic S/W Update via Satellite
4.4 Update by USB
4.5 Save to USB
4.6 Disconnect External USB Device
4.1 Information: Screen displays the
versions and load dates of system files,
databases and background images.
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4.2 Factory Reset: Press OK key to
perform a Factory Reset. Warning this
will reset all settings to default. All
user settings will be lost. Be sure to
save firmware, backgrounds and user
data to an external USB if you wish to
save the receiver settings, user added
satellites, transponders, channel and
favorites lists.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Yes or No. If you wish to
delete all user data and return the
receiver to default settings, select OK
and press OK key. To exit without
performing a Factory Reset, select No
and Press OK key
4.3 S/W Update Via Satellite – Manual
GEOSATpro updates are currently
provided on KU-band form 97W
currently named Galaxy 19. These
OTA-SSU updates are available
24/7 on Frequency 11842, Polarity
Horizontal, Symbol Rate 22000, PID
330.
To manually update the receiver
firmware via satellite, the system
must be receiving a good Signal
Quality reading above 40% on this
transponder. Press Start and follow
the on screen prompts. Please visit
www.GEOSATpro/satupdate for the
availability of the satellite update
feature on other satellite platforms.
4.4 Automatic S/W Update via Satellite: (Feature is in beta testing as of
7/1/2012. Visit www.GEOSATpro.com/satupdate for official launch date) – The
system must have a fixed, motorized or multi-satellite system with 97W KUband, Galaxy 19 satellite activated and configured. When this feature is a enabled,
the micro HD will automatically select the G19 satellite from the activated list
and control the switches or motor to receive the update.
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4.5 Update by USB: Update Firmware, Background Images, Default and User
Database profiles including satellites, transponders, channels and favorites lists..
Caution: Before Updating, first backup and Save to USB (see 4.6), the User Data
Base .udf file or Default Data Base .ddf to restore customs settings such as: menu
settings, background images and default or user database profiles.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Upgrade Mode
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select:
Allcode: Updates firmware, clears
defaults and user settings
TvLogo: Menu background image
RadioLogo: Radio image
BootLogo: Start-up image
Defaultdb: Default menu settings,
background
images,
satellites,
transponders, channels and favorites
lists
Userdb: Custom user settings for
menu settings, background images,
satellites, transponders, channels and
favorites lists
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Upgrade File
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select the file saved on the USB drive
for upgrade
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Start
Press OK key to upgrade the microHD
with the selected file
Warning: Do not interrupt the update
or disconnect the power. This could
corrupt the update and disable the
receiver!
Once update is complete, press the EXIT key
The receiver must be power cycled for update changes to take effect. Firmware
updates should be followed with a Factory Reset to clear all previous settings and
install fresh data.
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4.6 Save to USB: Save current Firmware, Background Images, Default and User
Data Profiles
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Save Mode
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select:
Allcode: Saves all Firmware,
Background Images, Default and User
Data Profiles
TvLogo: Menu background image
RadioLogo: Radio image
BootLogo: Start-up image
Defaultdb: Default menu settings,
background
images,
satellites,
transponders, channels and favorites
lists (Save current User Data Base
as Default Data Base in the Channel
Manager Menu 1.4 before saving)
Userdb: Custom user settings for
menu settings, background images,
satellites, transponders, channels and
favorites lists
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Start
Press OK key to save the selected file.
Once the Save to USB process is
complete, press EXIT key
4.7 Disconnect USB Device:
Safely remove the external USB
device from the microHD
Press OK key to disconnect the USB
drive
A prompt will request confirmation to
disconnect.
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Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key
to highlight Yes or No. If you wish
to disconnect the USB, select Yes
and press OK key. To exit without
disconnecting the USB, select No and
Press OK key
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key or
List/OK key to display a list. Select the
USB drive to disconnect (the default is
USB Disk A)
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight OK or Cancel. . If you wish
to disconnect the selected USB, select
OK and press OK key. To exit without
disconnecting the USB, select Cancel
and Press OK key
5. Media Manager
5.1 Media Player
5.2 DVR USB Memory Information
5.3 DVR Set-up
5.1 Media Player with Remote Control Short Cut Key:
Connect a USB drive to the microHD and the receiver becomes a Media Player.
Playback DVR Radio and TV recordings, music, movies and display photos.
Please reference the microHD specifications for the list of supported file types.
Press the SAT key to select the Media
Player mode from the four media
playback types: Music, Image, Video
or DVR playback modes
Music Mode: Listen to one audio file
at a time or create a playback list.
Repeat: Play once, Loop Song, Loop
Folder
FAV All: Select favorite audio files to
play in a Play List
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Play List: Manage and play the
audio files selected as favorite: OK
key = Play files in Play List, RED
key = Move, GREEN key = Delete,
YELLOW key = Delete All
Edit: Edit the audio files: Red key =
Rename, Green key = Copy, Yellow
key = Delete, Blue key = Create New
Folder
Sort: Sort audio files by: Name, Time,
Size or Favorite
How to Listen to an Audio File:
Press DOWN NAV key to select the
connected USB drive
Press OK key to show available
music files
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a photo (Preview displays
file information)
Press Play key to listen to audio file
Pause, step frame, multi-speed
reverse/forward, play and stop keys
are available for control
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Image Mode: Display one photo at a
time or create a playback list.
Setup: Slideshow (OFF – 9 second
delay), Slide Show Repeat – On or
Off
FAV All: Select favorite photos to
display in a Play List
Play List: Slide show only displays
images selected as favorite: OK key =
Play files in Play List, RED = Move,
GREEN = Delete, YELLOW = Delete
All
Edit: Edit the photo files: Red key =
Rename, Green key = Copy, Yellow
key = Delete, Blue key = Create New
Folder
How to view photos:
Press DOWN NAV key to select the
connected USB drive
Press OK key to show available photo
files
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a photo (image displays in
Preview with file information)
Press OK key to display full screen
Press EXIT key to return to Media
Player Menu
Video Mode: Watch videos and
movies
Edit: Edit the video files: Red key =
Rename, Green key = Copy, Yellow
key = Delete, Blue key = Create New
Folder
Sort: Sort audio files by: Name, Time,
Size
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How to Watch a Video File:
Press DOWN NAV key to select the
connected USB drive
Press OK key to show available video
files
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight a video (Preview displays
file information)
Press PLAY key to play the video file
in the Preview display
Press OK key to Play in full screen
mode
Pause, step frame, multi-speed
reverse/forward, play and stop keys
are available for control.
DVR Mode: Playback DVR Recordings with Short Cut Remote Key –
The microHD is capable of simultaneous recording of two programs that are on
the same transponder while watching a third channel from the same transponder
or viewing a DVR recording.
Rename: Rename a recording
Lock: Prevent recording from being
viewed, edited or erased without
parental password
Delete: Delete recordings
How to Watch a DVR Recording:
Press DOWN NAV key to highlight a
DVR recording (Preview displays still
image with file information)
Press PLAY key to play the DVR
recording in the Preview display
Press OK key to Play in full screen
mode
Pause, step frame, multi-speed
reverse/forward, play and stop keys
are available for control.
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5.2 DVR USB Memory Information
Provides file information for the
connected USB drive.
5.3 DVR Set-up: Feature Setting for
DVR Operation
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Time Shift
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key
to select On or Off. On temporary
records the current tuned channel.
Timeshift allows the review of current
channel programming that has been
automatically recorded since the last
channel change (maximum record
time is two hours). If the channel
is changed, the Timeshift file is
automatically deleted and the new
channel’s programming is recorded.
Note: The Channel Banner information
is not available when Timeshift is
On. Timeshift must be On to use the
Timeshift to DVR recording feature.
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Playback Skip Interval
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select: 30 seconds, 1, 5, 10, 30 minute
jumps in playback mode when PAGE
UP/PAGE DOWN keys (25/26) are
pressed
Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight Save TimeShift as DVR File
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select On or OFF. This feature converts
the current Timeshift file into a DVR
recording. Note: Timeshift must be
ON to use this feature.
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Press UP or DOWN NAV key to
highlight PS Record
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV key to
select: On or OFF. We recommend
leaving PS (Program Stream) Off
as the DVR often cannot record HD
programs with PS Record On.
USB Drive Formatting
Warning! Formatting the USB drive will erase all recordings and files on the drive.
You will not be able to undo this process. If you wish to archive the recordings or
files before formatting, connect the USB drive to a computer and copy the files
to another drive.
Press the YELLOW color key to
format the connected USB drive.
Press LEFT or RIGHT NAV to select
NTFS or FAT. NTFS format type
provides the most flexibility and
compatibility with the microHD. We
recommend formatting to the NTFS
format.
Press UP or DOWN NAV to highlight
OK or Cancel. . If you wish to format
the selected USB drive, select OK
and press OK key. To exit without
formatting, select Cancel and Press
OK key.
The formatting may take a while and
depends on the size of the drive.
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Satellite receiver displays “Warning - Do NOT power off Software Download”
for more than 1/2 hour. The satellite signal may have been interrupted during the
automatic updating process. Reset Master Power switch on rear of the receiver.
Place receiver on channel 1 and press the Signal button on the remote. If the Signal
Quality is below 50% the receiver will not update and require dish adjustment.
Remote doesn’t work but receiver front panel buttons may turn on/off and
change channels. Check batteries. Press any remote key and observe if the
remote control POWER button. If the POWER button lights, the batteries should
be strong enough to operate. Is the remote aimed at the receiver? The remote will
not work through walls, cabinet doors, etc. Reset Master Power by momentarily
unplugging the receiver.
No lights on receiver. Check power plug make sure that it is plugged into a
working electrical outlet. Always plug the receiver into a surge protector power
strip to help prevent damage by power line surges and lightning strikes. Reset
Master Power.
Receiver displays 45% or better Signal Level, but no Signal Quality on all
channels. The receiver is connected to a LNBF, but the dish might be pointed at
the wrong satellite or there may be an obstruction in the line of sight between the
dish and satellite. Mounting mast may be loose or moved.
Meters display 0% signal level and no quality. Coax not connected from LNBF
on dish to SAT INPUT on receiver. Dish not properly aimed. Bad coax, connectors
or LNBF failure.
Picture breaks up into big blocks and the audio is garbled. The antenna might
be slightly out of alignment.. Satellite view partially obstructed. Damaged coax
or connections.
Satellite receiver has a Green LED on front panel, but TV displays No Video.
Select the corresponding HDMI or AV connection input on the TV.
No audio on any satellite channels. Set satellite receiver audio level to 75% then
use the TV volume control to adjust volume.
Picture breaks up during rain and snow. Heavy rain or clouds may affect the
strength of the satellite signal. A properly installed dish will rarely lose signal
during extreme weather. Snow or ice build up can interfere with the satellite
signal. Mount the dish where snow can be gently brushed off. Dish covers and
heaters are available for locations with regular ice and snow accumulations.
Satellite receiver displays “No Signal” only during very hot or cold weather.
An aging or defective LNBF can drift off frequency and cause the loss of reception
during the heat of the day or coolness of the night. Replace the LNBF.
Satellite receiver displays “No Signal” or the picture breaks up during high
winds. Strong winds can move the dish out of alignment and cause the signal to be
reduced or lost. Make sure the mast support legs have been installed and the mast
is secure and not moving. Once the mast is stable, follow the aiming instructions
to re aim the dish and tighten all hardware to prevent any movement.
Picture is skipping and/or audio jumps during DVR functions. A USB device
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may not have enough transfer speed to handle the DVR function. Make sure that
the USB device is 2.0 type. Try another USB drive with better processing speed.
Thumb drives often cannot process the data and the picture pixilates or freezes.
Message window displays “USB Speed to low” when trying to record. The
connected USB device may have limited throughput speed or be formatted
incorrectly. Format drive to either NTFS or FAT and retry recording. Consult with
the drive manufacturer.
Message window displays “USB space to low” when trying to record. The
connected USB device is full or the USB drive is entering a power-saving sleep
mode. This model may not be compatible with the DVR. Consult with the drive
manufacturer.
USB drive mounts and dismounts repeatedly. The connected drive may require
more power than the USB port is capable of providing. Connect to optional USB
power or contact the drive manufacturer regarding the exceeded current draw.
USB drive cannot be formatted with the receiver. A drive may not be compatible
with DVR systems. When choosing a drive, avoid drives with auto back-up or
power saving sleep features which cannot be disabled. Drives that are not able
to be formatted with the receiver often may be formatted with a computer then
reformatted with the microHD.
Customers with a single satellite fixed dish may purchase an optional
telephone technical support contract for an annual fee of $19.95. Motorized
or multi-satellite systems support is available for $29.95 per event with event
expiration 30 days from the service initiation.
Accessories
Your GEOSATpro reseller carries a large selection of satellite accessories and
replacement items. Please consider these accessories for your installation.
GEOSATpro microHD
Add a 2nd Room
HDMI Cable
HD Digital Video/Audio
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SL1PLL LNBF
Lifetime Warranty
Non-Penetrating Roof Mount
No Holes or Temporary
Under Eave Mount
Tile or no Holes Roof Mount
Dish 1.2 Meter
Reliable Fringe Area Reception
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