Dolby Laboratories Digital-Satellite-Receiver User`s guide

Satellite Receiver
User’s Guide
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Important Information
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
Cautions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not remove cover (or back). No user serviceable
parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
This symbol indicates
"dangerous voltage" inside
the product that presents a
risk of electric shock or
personal injury.
This symbol indicates
important instructions
accompanying the product.
Do not stack electronic components or other objects on top of the
Digital Satellite Receiver. The slots on top of the receiver must be left
uncovered to allow proper airflow to the unit. Blocking the airflow to the unit
could impair performance or damage your receiver and other components.
Remove any sales or promotional materials attached to the product.
Do not stack the digital satellite receiver on top of a “hot component” such as
an audio power amplifier.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this
equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it.
Note to Cable TV Installer:
This reminder is provided to call your attention to article 820-40 of the
National Electrical Code (Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1
which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Note to Satellite Dish Installer:
This reminder is provided to call your attention to articles 810 and 820 of the
1999 National Electrical Code. Refer to article 810, in particular to 810-1 and
810-15, for required grounding of the metal structure of the Dish Antenna.
Refer also to the 810-2 which, by reference to article 820, requires that the
satellite dish coaxial cable shield be connected to the grounding system of the
building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
This device incorporates an anticopy process technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. The anticopy process is
licensed for non-commercial, home use only. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Care and Cleaning:
Use a soft cloth or dusting attachment of your vacuum cleaner to dust your
digital satellite receiver. Remove dust from the ventilation holes on the top and
bottom.
Plastic surfaces are easily scratched and can be marred by alcohol and various
solvents. Avoid excessive use of oil-based furniture polishes since the materials
used in the cabinet will accumulate more dust. A non-abrasive, anti-static
cleaner/polisher is recommended.
Product Registration
Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. Returning the card allows us to
contact you if needed.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the serial
and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No. __________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No. __________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: ______________________________________________________________________________
Introduction
Key Features Overview
Your digital satellite receiver is equipped with features that will add to your viewing experience.
The following information summarizes a few of these features. Chapter 3 provides more
information about the rest of the TV’s features and how to use them.
On-screen Program Guides
Description: Available on-screen guides include a new Advanced Program
Guide™ which stores up to seven days of programming information and a new
Advanced Program Guide® which lists five different channels of programming at
a glance.
Requirements: Complete the on-screen assisted setup. You’ll find detailed
instructions how to do this in Chapter 1, Connections & Setup.
Interactive Channel Banner
Description: A transparent banner at the top of the picture allows direct access
to the key features of the digital satellite receiver including a way to display the
Main Menu, viewing suggestions, program details, The Guardian™ channel
locking system, on-screen message display, the Scout™ keyword/phrase and
the AlphaSort™ alphabetical search features, and alternate audio offerings.
Requirements: Press the INFO button on the remote control. Highlight
different icons using the remote control’s arrow buttons. Select the highlighted
icon using the remote control’s OK button.
Dolby Digital Sound Capability
Description: Your digital satellite receiver is capable of receiving broadcasts
that have a Dolby Digital or Pro Logic soundtrack.
This receiver also provides a Dolby Digital bitstream output that may be
connected to an external receiver/decoder with Dolby Digital capabilities.
Dolby Digital can deliver programs ranging from mono up through 5.1 channel
surround sound.
Requirements: A compatible, external Dolby Digital or Pro Logic-capable
receiver/decoder.
ON • OFF
VCR1
DVD
VCR2
Universal Remote Control
TV
SAT
AUX
SKIP
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
(-)
OK
MENU
CLEAR
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2
1
Description: Provides complete satellite system operation, and primary
function control of most brands of remote-controllable TVs, VCRs, and cable
boxes.
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5
6
7
8
9
WHO•INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
Requirements: A remote-controllable device such as a VCR, cable box, etc.
The remote control may have to be programmed to operate your component if
it is not RCA, GE, or Proscan.
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Introduction
VCR
One-button Record
Description: Records any program being watched with the touch of one
button. The receiver sends infrared commands to the VCR to execute the
recordings at the proper time.
Requirements: Connect the satellite receiver to the VCR and attach the infrared
cable on top of the VCR’s remote control sensor. Set up the digital satellite
receiver system using the first-time assisted setup and follow the directions on
page 19 to select the VCR type.
DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™ powered by WINK
Communications®
Description: An interactive television service that lets you access up-to-theminute news, sports, financial information, weather, program trivia, and
respond to free offers and even shop– all while you watch TV.
Requirements: Establish a free, secure Interactive TV account, then press the
OK/i button on the remote control whenever you see the Interactive logo ( )
appear on-screen. For more information, see page 32 in the Satellite System
Features chapter.
Software Upgrades via Satellite
Description: The digital satellite receiver is able to modify some of its features
and functions with downloaded RSA-secure upgrades or modifications. RSAsecure downloads ensure that only authorized upgrades are delivered to your
RCA digital satellite receiver.
Requirements: Consult the Upgrade Menu to find a schedule of upgrades or
modifications planned by DIRECTV. For more information, see page 62 in the
Using On-screen Menus chapter.
DIRECTV, the Cyclone Design logo, and Advanced Program Guide, and DIRECTV INTERACTIVE are
trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of Hughes Electronics Corp., and are used with permission.
© 2001 WINK Communications. WINK and the WINK logo are trademarks of WINK Communications, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Connections & Setup ................................................................................................ 5
Things To Consider Before You Connect Components ............................................. 6
Choose Your Connection ........................................................................................... 7
Excellent Connection ........................................................................................... 8
Very Good Connection ...................................................................................... 10
Basic Connection ................................................................................................ 12
Advanced Audio (Digital Audio Output Connection) ..................................... 14
Jacks and Cables ....................................................................................................... 15
Satellite Receiver Rear Panel ................................................................................... 16
Place Batteries in the Remote Control .................................................................... 17
Plug in and Turn On the Receiver ............................................................................ 17
Locating the VCR’s Infrared Remote Control Sensor ............................................. 17
Connect the VCR Controller .................................................................................... 18
Using Highlight and Select ................................................................................ 18
Selecting a VCR Type ......................................................................................... 19
Complete the Assisted Setup ................................................................................... 19
Order Programming ................................................................................................. 20
Using the Remote Control .................................................................................... 21
Remote Control Buttons .......................................................................................... 22
Top of the Digital Satellite Receiver ........................................................................ 24
Programming the Remote Control ......................................................................... 25
Testing the Remote Control .............................................................................. 25
Using Automatic Code Search ........................................................................... 25
Using Direct Entry .............................................................................................. 26
Operating Other Components .......................................................................... 26
Modes of Operation .................................................................................... 26
Controlling a Second Satellite Receiver ..................................................... 26
Remote Control Codes ....................................................................................... 27
Using the Satellite Receiver’s Features ........................................................... 29
Anatomy of a Program Guide ................................................................................. 30
Displaying the Program Guides ........................................................................ 30
Using The Channel Banner ................................................................................ 31
The DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™ Feature .............................................................. 32
Displaying On-screen Guides ................................................................................... 32
Getting Around In the Guides ................................................................................. 33
Additional Program Guides ..................................................................................... 35
Sorting the Guides ................................................................................................... 36
Viewing Suggestions ......................................................................................... 36
Customizing Viewing Suggestions .............................................................. 36
Active Profile’s Preferences ............................................................................... 37
Movies ................................................................................................................ 37
Sports .................................................................................................................. 37
Channel Sort ....................................................................................................... 37
AlphaSort™ ........................................................................................................ 38
Scout™ ............................................................................................................... 38
Down Arrow ....................................................................................................... 38
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Using the Menu System ......................................................................................... 39
Using the Menu System ........................................................................................... 40
On-screen Buttons and Context Help ............................................................... 40
Main Menu Items ............................................................................................... 41
The Program Guide .................................................................................................. 42
Messages ................................................................................................................... 43
Mail ..................................................................................................................... 43
Caller ID .............................................................................................................. 44
Using the Purchases Menu ....................................................................................... 46
Reviewing and Canceling Upcoming Purchases ............................................... 46
Spending Limits .................................................................................................. 47
Pay Per View Programs ...................................................................................... 47
Previewing and Purchasing ......................................................................... 47
Timer Recordings ...................................................................................................... 48
Setting Up a Timer ............................................................................................. 48
Editing or Canceling a Timer ....................................................................... 48
Recording with a Timer ............................................................................... 48
Schedule a Timer with the RECORD Button ..................................................... 49
User Profiles .............................................................................................................. 49
Creating and Editing User Profiles .................................................................... 49
Locking the System ............................................................................................ 52
Choosing Your Profile ........................................................................................ 54
Personal Settings ...................................................................................................... 54
System Setup ............................................................................................................ 56
Assisted Setup ................................................................................................. 56
System Index ...................................................................................................... 57
System Options .................................................................................................. 57
Dish Pointing ...................................................................................................... 60
System Test ......................................................................................................... 62
System Info ......................................................................................................... 62
Upgrades ............................................................................................................ 62
New Access Card ................................................................................................ 62
Alternate Data ................................................................................................... 62
Interactive ................................................................................................................. 62
Other Information ................................................................................................... 63
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................... 64
Finding the TV’s Video Input Channel .................................................................... 66
Running the System Test .......................................................................................... 67
Fine-Tuning the Signal ....................................................................................... 67
Limited Warranty ..................................................................................................... 68
FCC Registration Information .................................................................................. 70
FCC Declaration of Conformity ............................................................................... 70
Accessory Order Form .............................................................................................. 71
Glossary ..................................................................................................................... 73
Index ......................................................................................................................... 74
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Chapter Overview:
• Things to Consider Before You Connect
• Choose Your Connection
• Place Batteries in the Remote Control
• Assisted Setup
• Order Programming
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Things To Consider Before You Connect
Components
Protect Your Components from Power Surges
• Connect all components before plugging any power cords into the wall outlet.
• Always turn off the digital satellite receiver, TV and other components before you connect or
disconnect any cables.
Position Cables Correctly to Avoid Audio Hum or
Interference
• Insert all cable plugs firmly into their jacks.
• Place the Audio/Video (A/V) cables to the sides of the TV’s back panel instead of straight
down the middle after you connect your components.
• Try not to coil any twin-lead cables and keep them away from the A/V cables as much as
possible.
• Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Safety Tips sheet
packed with your unit.
Protect Your Components from Overheating
• Do not block ventilation holes in any of the components. Arrange the components so that
air can circulate freely. Remove any sales or promotional materials attached to the
product.
• Do not stack components.
• Allow adequate ventilation when placing components in a stand.
• Place an amplifier or receiver on the top shelf of the stand so heated air rising from it will
not flow around other components.
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Choose Your Connection
There are several ways to connect your digital satellite receiver depending on the components
you want to connect and the quality of the signal you want to achieve. Please use the following
chart to determine which connection is best for you. Proceed to the appropriate page and
connect your satellite receiver. For more information about the relationship between cables,
jacks, and the quality of the signal, go to pages 15-16.
Component
TV
VCR
er
Signal Quality
Jacks on the satellite receiver
Cables needed*
Go to...
Excellent
S-VIDEO, AUDIO L and R
S-video, audio/video
page 8
Very Good
VIDEO, AUDIO L and R
audio/video
page 10
Basic
OUT TO TV
coaxial
page 12
Very Good
VIDEO, AUDIO L and R
audio/video
page 8
Good
OUT TO TV
coaxial
page 10
Excellent
DIGITAL AUDIO
optical (SPDIF)
page 18
eiv
Rec
* Pictures of cables are on page 15.
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Digital Satellite Receiver
VCR
R
GROUND
SATELLITE
IN
PHONE
JACK
LOW SPEED
DATA
L
OUT TO TV
IN FROM ANT
S-VIDEO
Satellite Dish
Antenna
1
2
4
AUDIO
5
DIGITAL
AUDIO
RJ11
modular
phone jack
Cable or
Off-air
Antenna
VCR
CH3
CH4
VIDEO
IN
FROM
ANT
6
OUT
TO
TV
7
TV
3
R
L
IN
FROM
ANT
AUDIO
VIDEO
S-Video
Note: Your VCR and TV back panels may not look exactly
like the ones illustrated.
Excellent Connection
Using S-Video and A/V jacks and cables to connect to the TV,
RF coaxial cables to connect the VCR
This connection provides the best picture quality, surpassing that of A/V cables. The S-Video
cable, which carries video information only, requires that audio cables also be used for sound.
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What you will need:
• Two (2) RF coaxial cables
• Two (2) A/V cables
• One (1) S-Video cable
• One (1) telephone line cord
• Coaxial cable lines fed from a digital satellite antenna and a standard TV antenna (or cable line)
Making the Connection
1. Connect the satellite dish antenna feed (RG-6 coaxial cable) to the SATELLITE IN jack on the satellite
receiver.
2. Connect one end of an RF coaxial cable to the OUT TO TV jack on the satellite receiver, and the other end
to the antenna input jack on the VCR.
Note: If your VCR has A/V input jacks, you can use A/V cables to connect the satellite receiver’s second
A/V jacks to the A/V jacks of the VCR instead of using the RF coaxial cable.
3. Connect one end of an RF coaxial cable to the antenna output jack on the VCR, and the other end to the
TV’s antenna input jack.
4. Connect the cable or off-air antenna feed (RF coaxial cable) to the IN FROM ANT jack on the satellite
receiver.
5. Connect one end of the supplied telephone line cord to the PHONE JACK on the back of the satellite
receiver, and the other end to an RJ11-type modular phone jack (the most common type of phone jack).
6. Connect two ends of the supplied A/V cables to AUDIO R and L jacks on the satellite receiver, and the
other ends to the corresponding audio input jacks on the TV.
Note: Make sure you connect jacks by their labels. For example, AUDIO R on the digital satellite receiver
should be connected to TV’s right audio input jack, L Audio to L Audio, etc.
If your TV only has one audio input jack, use the satellite receiver’s AUDIO L jack to make the
connection.
7. Connect one end of the supplied S-Video cable to the satellite receiver, and the other end to the
S-Video input jack on the TV.
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Using Your Components
To watch DIRECTV® programming:
Tune the TV to its S-Video line input (if you have difficulty finding your TV’s S-Video line input, see your
TV’s User’s Manual or page 66 in this manual). Then tune the satellite receiver to the desired channel.
To record DIRECTV® programming:
Tune the satellite receiver to the desired channel. Then set your VCR to record on the proper input
channel (video line input if using A/V cables to connect the VCR to the satellite receiver, channel 3 or 4 if
using RF coaxial cable).
To view VCR recordings:
Tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever is set on the VCR as its output channel). Begin VCR playback
as usual.
DIRECTV programming is subject to the terms and conditions of the DIRECTV Customer Agreement; a copy is provided at DIRECTV.com and with your first bill.
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Digital Satellite Receiver
VCR
R
GROUND
SATELLITE
IN
PHONE
JACK
LOW SPEED
DATA
L
OUT TO TV
IN FROM ANT
S-VIDEO
Satellite Dish
Antenna
1
2
4
Cable or
Off-air
Antenna
VCR
CH3
CH4
VIDEO
AUDIO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
5
RJ11
modular
phone jack
6
IN
FROM
ANT
OUT
TO
TV
3
TV
R
L
IN
FROM
ANT
AUDIO
VIDEO
Note: Your VCR and TV back panels may not look
exactly like the ones shown.
Very Good Connection
Using A/V jacks and cables to connect to the TV,
RF coaxial cables to connect the VCR
This connection provides better picture quality than RF coaxial cables and is recommended for
use with TVs that do not have S-Video input jacks.
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What you will need:
• Two (2) RF coaxial cables
• Three (3) Audio/Video cables
• One (1) telephone line cord
• Coaxial cable lines fed from a digital satellite antenna and a standard TV antenna (or cable line)
Making the Connection
1. Connect the satellite dish antenna feed (RG-6 coaxial cable) to the SATELLITE IN jack on the satellite
receiver.
2. Connect one end of an RF coaxial cable to the OUT TO TV jack on the satellite receiver, and the other
end to the antenna input jack on the VCR.
Note: If your VCR has A/V input jacks, you can use A/V cables to connect the satellite receiver’s
second set of A/V output jacks to the A/V jacks of the VCR instead of using the RF coaxial cable.
3. Connect one end of an RF coaxial cable to the antenna output jack on the VCR, and the other end to
the TV’s antenna input jack.
4. Connect the cable or off-air antenna feed (RF coaxial cable) to the IN FROM ANT jack on the satellite
receiver.
5. Connect one end of the supplied telephone line cord to the PHONE JACK on the back of the satellite
receiver, and the other end to an RJ11-type modular phone jack (the most common type of phone jack).
6. Connect the ends of the supplied A/V cables to the satellite receiver’s AUDIO and VIDEO jacks, and
the other ends to the corresponding AUDIO and VIDEO input jacks on the TV.
Notes: Make sure you connect jacks and cables corresponding to their labels. For example, AUDIO R
output on the digital satellite receiver should be connected to AUDIO R input on the TV, VIDEO OUT to
VIDEO IN, etc.
If your TV only has one audio input jack, use the satellite receiver’s AUDIO L jack to make the
connection.
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Using Your Components
To watch DIRECTV® programming:
Tune the TV to its video line input (if you have difficulty finding your TV’s video line input, see your
TV’s User’s Manual or refer to the instructions on page 66 in this manual). Then tune the satellite
receiver to the desired channel.
To record DIRECTV® programming:
Follow the steps in the previous step, then tune the satellite receiver to the desired channel. Set your
VCR to record on its proper input channel (channel 3 or 4).
To view VCR recordings:
Tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever is set on the VCR as its output channel). Begin VCR
playback as usual.
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Digital Satellite Receiver
VCR
R
GROUND
SATELLITE
IN
PHONE
JACK
LOW SPEED
DATA
L
OUT TO TV
IN FROM ANT
S-VIDEO
Satellite Dish
Antenna
1
2
AUDIO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
5
4
Cable or
Off-air
Antenna
VCR
CH3
CH4
VIDEO
RJ11
modular
phone jack
IN
FROM
ANT
OUT
TO
TV
3
TV
IN
FROM
ANT
Note: Your VCR and TV back panels may not look exactly
like the ones shown.
Basic Connection
Using RF Coaxial cables for all connections
This connection provides standard picture quality. This connection is only recommended for use
with TVs that do not have S-Video or A/V input jacks.
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What you will need:
• Two (2) RF coaxial cables
• One (1) telephone line cord
• Coaxial cable lines fed from a digital satellite antenna and a standard TV antenna (or cable line)
Making the Connection
1. Connect the satellite dish antenna feed (RG-6 coaxial cable) to the SATELLITE IN jack on the satellite
receiver.
2. Connect one end of an RF coaxial cable to the OUT TO TV jack on the satellite receiver, and the other
end to the antenna INPUT jack on the VCR.
3. Connect one end of an RF coaxial cable to the antenna OUTPUT jack on the VCR, and the other end
to the TV’s antenna INPUT jack.
4. Connect the cable box or off-air antenna feed (RF coaxial cable) to the IN FROM ANT jack on the
satellite receiver.
5. Connect one end of the supplied telephone line cord to the PHONE JACK on the back of the satellite
receiver, and the other end to an RJ11-type modular phone jack (the most common type of phone
jack).
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Using Your Components
To watch DIRECTV® programming:
Tune the TV to the satellite receiver’s output channel (either channel 3 or 4).
Note: You can change the satellite receiver’s output channel by pressing the remote control’s SAT
button, then the MENU button, then select System Setup, then System Options, and finally select
Output Channel. Use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to highlight and select the desired
output channel. Tune the TV to that channel to see the satellite receiver’s picture.
To record DIRECTV® programming:
Follow the directions in the previous step, then set your VCR to record on its proper input channel
(channel 3 or 4 if using RF coaxial cable to make the connection, Video Line Input if using A/V cables
to connect the VCR to the satellite receiver).
To view VCR recordings:
Tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (whichever is set on the VCR as its output channel). Begin VCR
playback as usual.
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Receiver or Decoder
with Optical Input
DIGITAL
AUDIO
INPUT
Digital Satellite Receiver
VCR
R
GROUND
SATELLITE
IN
PHONE
JACK
LOW SPEED
DATA
L
OUT TO TV
IN FROM ANT
VIDEO
S-VIDEO
AUDIO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
Advanced Audio
(Digital Audio Output Connection)
Cables: Optical (SPDIF)
Use this connection to take advantage of Dolby Digital* quality sound, when available.
Notes: Your digital receiver back panel may not look exactly like the one pictured.
This satellite receiver’s digital output jack fully complies with the international standard
governing this type of jack (IEC958), and will output digital audio signals in either PCM or
Dolby Digital format. It is designed for connection to an external Dolby Digital-capable
receiver/ decoder.
Older equipment, some of which is not fully compliant with IEC958, may not be compatible
with Dolby Digital. If the digital audio output is connected to a receiver that cannot decode
Dolby Digital signals, set the Dolby Digital setting in the System Options menu to PCM (see
pages 58-59 for further details). Failure to do so could create a high noise level, causing
damage to headphones, speakers, or your hearing.
Making the Connection
Connect one end of the optical (SPDIF) cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack* on the
satellite receiver, and to the digital audio input jack on a Dolby Digital receiver/decoder.
Using Your Component
After you connect your satellite receiver to an A/V receiver that includes a Dolby Digital-capable
receiver/decoder, you must select Dolby Digital from the System Options menu (press the remote
control’s MENU button, then select System Setup, then System Options, then highlight Dolby Digital.
Use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to highlight and select Autoselect, PCM, or Dolby
Digital in order for the receiver to recognize the digital audio connection.
For more information on this feature, see the Dolby Digital entry starting on page 59 in the
section, Using The Menu System.
*
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.
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Jacks and Cables
Below is a description of the jacks and cables you can use to make connections. Not all cables
come with your digital satellite receiver.
S-Video Jack and Cable
S-VIDEO
S-Video jacks/cables provide this receiver’s best picture quality. Remember to
connect the left and right audio cables to the TV because the S-Video cable
carries only the picture signal, not the sound.
Audio/Video (A/V) Jack and Cable (RCA-type)
L
VIDEO
R
AUDIO
Audio/Video (A/V) cables provide good picture quality and stereo sound, and
should be used if your TV has no S-video jacks. The digital satellite receiver’s A/V
jacks are color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio, and white for left
audio). If your TV has only one input for audio (mono), connect it to the left
(white) audio jack on the satellite receiver.
RF Jack and Coaxial Cable (F-type)
ANTENNA IN
VCR
RF jacks provide good picture and mono sound quality. They should be used if
A/V connections are not available on your TV. RF jacks are used for off-air
antenna and cable feed connections. The RF jacks on the receiver are labeled
IN FROM ANT and OUT TO TV. The coaxial cable supplied with your system is
used to connect the receiver to your TV/VCR’s antenna input jack.
VCR Controller
The VCR Controller plugs into the VCR jack on the satellite receiver’s back
panel. Attach the other end of the cable to your VCR’s remote control sensor.
Digital Audio Output (SPDIF)
DIGITAL
AUDIO
If you own an A/V receiver that includes a Dolby Digital-compatible decoder,
use a digital audio cable to connect the satellite receiver to your external A/V
receiver/decoder.
Telephone Jack and Cord
PHONE
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The telephone line cord is required to connect your satellite receiver to a
telephone line if you choose to subscribe to *DIRECTV® programming. The
phone line connection is used to periodically call out to DIRECTV. You will
need an RJ11-type modulator jack (the most common type of phone jack)
which might look like one of those pictured here. If you don’t have a modular
jack, call your local telephone company to find out how to get one installed.
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VCR
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
LOW SPEED
DATA
OUT TO TV
IN FROM ANT
VIDEO
AUDIO
S-VIDEO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
Satellite Receiver Rear Panel
This diagram illustrates each of the back panel jacks found on your digital satellite receiver. When
working with cables, be sure to connect corresponding OUTPUTS and INPUTS (Video OUT to
Video IN, Right Audio OUT to Right Audio IN, etc.).
For more information on the function of the back panel jacks and many other features of your
digital satellite receiver, press the MENU button and select System Setup from the Main menu, then
select System Index.
Back Panel Jacks (in alphabetical order)
AUDIO (R and L) Audio cables offer better sound quality than RF coaxial cables. Connect a
second set of audio cables to another component, such as a VCR or stereo.
DIGITAL AUDIO Connects the satellite receiver’s audio to a Dolby Digital-capable receiver or
decoder. This audio connection provides the best sound quality. Use the optical DIGITAL
AUDIO output cable (SPDIF) for this receiver’s best possible sound.
IN FROM ANT Connect a standard TV antenna or cable feed to the satellite receiver using this
jack. You can then switch between the satellite receiver’s signal and the TV/cable feed using the
remote control’s ANTENNA button to toggle between the two.
LOW SPEED DATA This port allows you to connect your digital satellite receiver to future
services and accessories as they become available. A shielded cable and additional hardware
may be required.
OUT TO TV Connects the satellite receiver to your TV or VCR using RF coaxial cable. This jack
provides the most basic connection, carrying average sound and video quality.
PHONE JACK Connects the satellite receiver to a telephone line. The digital satellite receiver
requires a telephone line connection to periodically communicate with your program provider.
SATELLITE IN Use to connect the satellite receiver to the satellite dish antenna.
S-VIDEO Provides better picture quality than VIDEO or RF coaxial cable jacks. If your TV has
an S-Video jack, use it along with the audio jacks (S-Video only carries picture information, not
sound) to connect to your TV.
VCR This jack allows the satellite receiver to control the VCR using an IR cable. The cable is
attached above the VCR’s remote control sensor. This connection is required for One-Touch
Record and Timer recording features.
VIDEO Provides better picture quality than the OUT TO TV jack. Connect the second VIDEO
jack to another device, such as a VCR. You must also connect the AUDIO cables when using the
VIDEO connection.
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Place Batteries in the Remote
Control
Follow these steps whenever you need to install or change the batteries in your
digital satellite receiver’s remote control.
Note: When replacing old batteries, you may need to reprogram the remote
control to operate other devices.
1. Remove the cover from the battery compartment.
2. Insert batteries in the battery compartment, matching the + and – end of
each battery.
3. Replace the cover.
Plug in and Turn On the Receiver
Plug the end of the power cord into the wall outlet. Be sure to insert the plug
completely.
To turn on the satellite receiver, press the SAT button on the remote control or
the ON•OFF button on the front panel. If your TV brand is RCA, GE, or
Proscan, press the TV button on the remote control to turn on the TV. If your
TV brand is not RCA, GE, or Proscan, see page 25 in the next section, Using the
Remote Control, for details on programming the satellite receiver’s remote
control to operate your TV.
Locating the VCR’s Infrared
Remote Control Sensor
The VCR Controller must be affixed directly over the infrared remote control
sensor on your VCR.
Some VCRs have a label that identifies the remote control sensor, but others do
not. If the IR sensor is labeled on your VCR, affix the VCR Controller directly
over the sensor. For VCRs that do not label the sensor, you can use the VCR’s
remote control to locate the VCR’s sensor before affixing the VCR Controller
cable.
To Find the VCR’s Remote Control Sensor:
1. Hold the VCR’s remote control so that it is touching the front of the VCR.
2. Slowly move the remote control over the front of the VCR while repeatedly
pressing the remote control’s power button.
3. When your VCR turns on/off, you have located the remote control sensor.
Note: To test the VCR controller’s position, use a piece of vinyl tape to
temporarily attach the VCR controller to the spot where you think the sensor
is located. Then see Selecting a VCR Type on page 19 to see if the VCR
Controller is positioned correctly.
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Satellite Receiver (Back Panel)
VCR
R
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
LOW SPEED
DATA
L
OUT TO TV
IN FROM ANT
VIDEO
AUDIO
S-VIDEO
DIGITAL
AUDIO
VCR (Front Panel)
Remonte Control
IR Sensor
Connect the VCR Controller
To use the One-Touch Record and Timer features, you need to attach the VCR Controller cable
to the VCR and the satellite receiver.
1. Plug the VCR Controller into the VCR jack on the satellite receiver.
2. Affix the other end in front of the remote control sensor on your VCR.
ON • OFF
VCR1
DVD
VCR2
Using Highlight and Select
TV
All on-screen menus can be handled the same way, using highlight and
select navigation.
SAT
AUX
SKIP
MUTE
Highlight and select navigation has two steps:
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
Arrow
buttons
(-)
OK
MENU
MENU
button
OK
button
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
WHO•INPUT
CLEAR
button
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
1. Use the arrow buttons (up, down, left, and right) on the remote
control to highlight different choices on the screen.
2. Press OK to select the highlighted item.
Note: When a highlighted on-screen menu choice has a number
beside it, you can also press the corresponding number button on the
remote control to select it.
Once you know how to navigate on-screen menus, you can complete the
Assisted Setup (see the next page) and explore the menu system.
FORWARD
PAUSE
To display the on-screen menu system, press the remote control’s SAT
button, then press the MENU button.
Note: Don’t worry about getting stuck inside a menu. Pressing the
CLEAR button on the remote control takes you out of the menu
system and back to the program you were watching.
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Selecting a VCR Type
In order to use the One-Touch Record and Timer features, you need to tell the
satellite receiver which VCR brand you are using.
1. Tune the TV to its satellite receiver viewing channel (either 03, 04, or the
TV’s appropriate input channel depending on your connections).
2. Press MENU on the remote control to display the satellite receiver’s Main menu.
2. Highlight and select number 7, System Setup.
3. Highlight and select number 3, System Options.
4. Highlight and select number 2, Set VCR Type.
5. Highlight and select the name of your VCR manufacturer.
Note: If you do not see your VCR manufacturer’s name, select Other (at the
bottom of the list) and enter the appropriate code from the VCR Remote
Control code list on page 27.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to ensure that you are using the correct
code (if you need more assistance while in a menu, press the remote
control’s INFO button for details).
Note: Some VCR brands may not be capable of being controlled by the
receiver.
Complete the Assisted Setup
If you installed your satellite dish antenna yourself, you may have already used
the Assisted Setup to find dish-pointing coordinates, acquire and fine-tune the
signal, and run a system test.
If you need to run the setup again, select System Setup from the Main menu,
then select Assisted Setup.
To check your dish-pointing coordinates or run the signal strength meter,
display the Main menu, then select System Setup, and finally Dish Pointing.
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Order Programming
Tip
When you order programming, you
need to know your access card number.
To get the number, select System Setup
from the Main menu, then System Test.
Wait for the system to run all of its
tests. The access card number is
displayed at the end of the system test.
Write the access card number in the
space below for easy reference:
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After you have installed your DIRECTV System, you should contact DIRECTV to
order DIRECTV® programming.
With this receiver and the proper satellite dish antenna, you may be able to
subscribe to local channels from DIRECTV in certain areas. Additional
equipment may be required in some markets. Check with your retailer or visit
DIRECTV.com for information on availability of local channels from DIRECTV in
your area.
Activation of programming may be subject to credit approval and requires valid
service address, social security number and/or major credit card. Programming
subject to change. You must be physically located in the U.S. to receive DIRECTV
service. DIRECTV services not available outside the U.S. DIRECTV® programming
is sold separately and independently of DIRECTV System hardware. A valid
programming subscription is required to operate DIRECTV System hardware.
Activate your DIRECTV® programming today at 1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-347-3288).
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Chapter 2
Using the
Remote Control
Chapter Overview:
• Remote Control Buttons
• Buttons on Top of the Digital Satellite Receiver
• Programming the Remote Control
• Using the Remote Control to Operate
Another Component
• Modes of Operation
• Controlling a Second Satellite Receiver
• Remote Control Codes
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only
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Remote Control Buttons
in Alphabetical Order
LED
ON • OFF
VCR1
DVD
VCR2
TV
SAT
AUX
SKIP
MUTE
ANTENNA In TV mode, lets you toggle between the satellite and standard TV/
cable signals when the satellite receiver is connected to the TV using the OUT
TO TV jack. In VCR mode, ANTENNA functions as a TV/VCR input button.
Arrows Use the navigation arrows to move the on-screen highlight up, down,
left, or right.
AUX Turns on a compatible RCA amplifier/receiver or audio/video receiver.
This button can be programmed to control an RCA, GE, or Proscan auxiliary
component.
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
(-)
OK
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
WHO•INPUT
ANTENNA
0
22
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
CH + (up) /- (down) Use to scan up and down through the channels in the
current channel list. If you are in the program guide or menu system, use the
CH +/- buttons to page up and down a screen at a time.
CLEAR Removes the on-screen displays and returns you to normal viewing.
Digit Buttons (0 - 9) Used to tune directly to a specific channel. If you are in
the menu system, use the digits to select menu items. In the menu system, use 0
to return to the previous menu screen.
DVD Tells the remote to operate the DVD player. Note that this button is only
functional with RCA, GE, and Proscan DVD players.
FETCH Displays the Fetch menu with up to eight different actions, or executes
a single task- depending on the preferences set.
GO BACK Moves you back and forth between the last two selected channels. In
the menu system, returns you to the previous screen.
GUIDE Brings up the program guide. Subsequent presses of the GUIDE button
switch between the Detail and Grid guide formats.
INFO Brings up the on-screen channel banner, password challenge, or
purchase offer screen. In the program guides, press to get information about the
highlighted program or channel. In the menu system, this button displays
context-sensitive help for highlighted control elements.
LED (Light-Emitting Diode) This light is illuminated with each valid button
press. When programming the remote control, it flashes or turns on or off to
indicate programming status.
MENU Displays the Main menu. When you are using the remote control to
operate an RCA, GE, or Proscan VCR (the remote is in VCR mode), the MENU
button functions as a Program button.
MUTE When the remote is programmed to control a TV, this button reduces
the TV’s volume to its minimum level. Press again to restore the volume.
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OK/i (interactive)
Selects a highlighted choice if you are in the menu system.
Press the OK button when the DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™ icon ( ) appears during interactive
programs and commercials. Pressing OK will display more information and offer the chance to
interact with what is displayed on screen.
ON•OFF Turns the component you are controlling on or off. When pressed twice within two
seconds, all components that are on will be turned off (this feature only works with most RCA,
GE, and Proscan products). You can also use the ON•OFF button on the top (front panel) of the
digital satellite receiver to turn the receiver on or off.
SAT Tells the remote to control the digital satellite receiver.
SKIP Used to activate the commercial skip mode on RCA. GE, and Proscan products that offer
Commercial Skip feature. Commercial Skip activates an on-screen timer. This feature allows you
to change channels (during a commercial break, for example), then be returned to the original
channel that was active when skip was first pressed when the timer reaches zero. Each press of
the SKIP button increases the timer by 30 seconds.
Transport Buttons (REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE) When in onscreen guides, PLAY advances the display two hours, FORWARD advances the display 12 hours
and REVERSE moves time backward 12 hours. When the remote control is programmed, these
buttons are also used to control an auxiliary component, such as a VCR or laserdisc player. Note
that if your VCR Controller is connected, the RECORD button can be used to schedule a timer
recording when using the Program Guide or to begin recording while watching a program (in VCR
mode).
TV When programmed, tells the remote to control the TV.
VCR1 When programmed, tells the remote to control the VCR.
VCR2 When programmed, tells the remote to control a second VCR.
VOL down and up When programmed, adjusts the audio volume of your TV.
WHO•INPUT Press the WHO button one or more times to scroll through the user profiles.
When you are using the remote control to operate an RCA, GE, or PROSCAN TV (in TV mode),
press the WHO•INPUT button one or more times to scroll through the available video input
sources.
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Top of the Digital Satellite Receiver
This diagram illustrates the buttons on the top (also referred to as the front panel) of the digital
satellite receiver. For more information on the function of the front panel buttons and many other
features of your digital satellite receiver, press the MENU button and select System Setup from the
Main menu, then select System Index.
CHANNEL
ON •
OFF
MENU
OK
INFO
Front Panel Buttons (Left to Right)
ON•OFF Use to turn your digital satellite receiver on for viewing or off when you are not
viewing it. Your receiver will still be able to download software upgrades and receive messages
from program providers when it is off.
MENU•OK Use this button to display the Main menu. If you are already in the menu system,
pressing this button selects the highlighted item.
Arrows Use the navigation arrows to move the on-screen highlight up, down, left, or right.
Channel Down and Up When you’re watching TV, use these buttons to change the channel.
INFO Use this button to display the channel banner, password challenge, or purchase offer
screen. Press twice to display additional program information, when available. While in the
menu system INFO also summons context sensitive help about a highlighted menu item.
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Programming the Remote Control
LED
Component
buttons and
ON•OFF
button
ON • OFF
VCR1
DVD
VCR2
TV
SAT
AUX
The digital satellite receiver’s remote can be programmed to control most
brands of remote controllable components. The remote is already programmed
to control most RCA, GE and Proscan components; it may need to be
programmed to control other manufacturers’ brands.
SKIP
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
Testing the Remote Control
To determine whether the universal remote control needs to be programmed,
turn a component on, such as a VCR, point the remote at the VCR, and press
the VCR button. Then press ON•OFF or CH + or CH - to see if the VCR
responds to the remote commands. If not, the remote needs to be programmed.
(-)
OK
There are two ways to program the remote control: Automatic Code Search or
Direct Entry.
MENU
PLAY
button
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
WHO•INPUT
Using Automatic Code Search
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
button
STOP
button
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
FORWARD
PAUSE
The following instructions can be used to program the remote to control many
of the components connected to your TV. If you want to exit the automatic
code search without programming any of your components, press the CLEAR
button until the LED (red light) turns off.
1. Turn on the component you want to control (VCR, satellite receiver, etc.)
2. Press and hold the button you want to program. While holding the
component button, press and hold ON•OFF until the LED on the remote
control turns on, then release both buttons.
Note: The AUX button can only be programmed using direct code entry. See
“Using Direct Entry,” later in this section, for details.
3. Point the remote at the component, press and release PLAY, then wait five
seconds or until the LED stops flashing.
At this point the remote control is searching for the correct code to program.
If, after five seconds, the component you want to control does not turn off,
press and release PLAY again to tell the remote to search the next set of
codes.
Continue pressing and releasing PLAY until the component turns off or you
have searched through all of the codes. There are 20 total sets of codes. If
the component does not turn off after pressing PLAY 20 times, then the
remote cannot control that particular component.
If the component you want to control does turn off:
1. Press and release REVERSE, then wait two seconds. Repeat this step until the
component turns back on.
2. To finish, press and hold STOP until the LED on the remote control turns
off.
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Using Direct Entry
1. Turn on the component to be programmed.
2. Look up the brand and code number(s) for the component on the code list at the end of this
section.
3. On your remote control, press and hold the component button you want to program.
4. While pressing the component button, enter a code from the code list.
5. Release the component button, and then press ON•OFF to see if the component responds to
the remote control commands. If it doesn’t, try pressing the component button and then
ON•OFF again.
6. If you get no response, repeat these steps using the next code listed for your brand, until the
component responds to the remote control commands.
Operating Other Components
One Button Recording
If your remote is programmed to
operate a VCR, and the VCR is
properly connected to the satellite
receiver, you only need to press
the RECORD button to begin
recording from video.
Once the remote has been programmed successfully, you are ready to use it to
operate your components.
To Operate the Component:
1. Press the component button (TV, VCR1, SAT, VCR2, or AUX) to set the
remote to control the component.
2. Press ON•OFF to turn the component on or off.
3. Use the remote control buttons that apply to that component.
Modes of Operation
Because this universal remote can control several different components (DVD
player, VCR, cable box, etc.) it uses operational modes triggered by the
component buttons. For example, if you want the remote control to operate the
TV, press the TV button to put the remote into TV mode. If you want to play a
videotape, press VCR1 then PLAY (pointing the remote at the VCR).
Controlling a Second Satellite Receiver
The remote can control two satellite receivers. From the Main menu, select
System Setup, then System Options, then Remote Setup. Then follow the onscreen instructions and enter the appropriate code from the Satellite Receiver
list at the end of this section. By default, the SAT button is used to control the
first satellite receiver and the AUX button is used to control the second satellite
receiver.
If your second receiver is an RCA, GE, or Proscan and you want to control it
using the AUX button, use code 5001. Code 5000 is used by the SAT button.
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Remote Control Codes
TV
Abex ............................................................................ 1172
Admiral .............................................................. 1001, 1173
Adventura .................................................................... 1174
Aiko ............................................................................. 1016
Akai .............................................................................. 1002
Alleron ......................................................................... 1046
Amtron ......................................................................... 1038
Anam National .................................................. 1003, 1038
AOC ........................... 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1175, 1176
Audiovox ..................................................................... 1038
Belcor .......................................................................... 1004
Bell & Howell ......................................... 1001, 1083, 1162
Bradford ...................................................................... 1038
Brokwood ................................................................... 1004
Candle ........................................... 1004, 1006, 1008, 1174
Capehart ...................................................................... 1175
Celebrity ...................................................................... 1002
Centurion ..................................................................... 1009
Citizen ....................... 1004, 1006, 1008, 1016, 1038, 1105,
1171,1174,1177
Clairtone ...................................................................... 1176
Colortyme .......................................................... 1004, 1006
Concerto ............................................................ 1004, 1006
Contec/Cony ....................... 1012, 1013, 1014, 1038, 1176
Craig ............................................................................ 1038
Crown ................................................................ 1038, 1171
Curtis Mathes ... 1000, 1004, 1006, 1015, 1105, 1162, 1171
CXC .............................................................................. 1038
Daewoo . 1004, 1005, 1006, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1127, 1171
Daytron .................................................... 1004, 1006, 1171
Dimensia ..................................................................... 1000
Dumont ............................................................. 1004, 1151
Dynatech ..................................................................... 1178
Electroband ....................................................... 1002, 1176
Electrohome ........................ 1003, 1004, 1006, 1019, 1022
Emerson .......... 1004, 1006, 1012, 1014, 1023, 1024, 1025,
1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032,
1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039,
1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1046, 1047, 1123,
1124, 1162, 1171, 1176, 1177, 1179, 1191
Envision ............................................................. 1004, 1006
Fisher ......................... 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1162, 1180
Fujitso .......................................................................... 1046
Funai .................................................................. 1038, 1046
Futuretec ...................................................................... 1038
GE ................... 1000, 1003, 1004, 1006, 1022, 1052, 1054,
1055, 1087, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1181
Gibralter ............................................................ 1004, 1151
Goldstar .................... 1004, 1005, 1006, 1012, 1019, 1056,
1057, 1058, 1155, 1156, 1171, 1172
Grundy .................................................... 1038, 1046, 1171
Hallmark ............................................................ 1004, 1006
Harvard ........................................................................ 1038
Hitachi .. 1004, 1006, 1012, 1013, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1135,
1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143,
1144, 1145, 1146, 1148, 1150, 1179
IMA .............................................................................. 1038
Infinity ......................................................................... 1062
Janeil ............................................................................ 1174
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JBL ............................................................................... 1062
JCB ............................................................................... 1002
JC Penney .................. 1000, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008,1022,
1052, 1054,1058, 1063, 1064, 1072,
1087, 1105,1128, 1171,1172, 1181
Jensen ................................................................ 1004, 1006
JVC ............................ 1012, 1013, 1054, 1060, 1065, 1066,
1067, 1089, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1182
Kawasho .................................................. 1002, 1004, 1006
Kaypani ....................................................................... 1175
Kenwood ................................................. 1004, 1006, 1019
Kloss Novabeam ........................... 1068, 1069, 1174, 1183
KTV ...................................... 1038, 1070, 1171, 1176, 1177
Loewe .......................................................................... 1062
Logik ............................................................................ 1083
Luxman .............................................................. 1004, 1006
LXI .................. 1000, 1006, 1049, 1062, 1071, 1072, 1073,
1162, 1181
Magnavox ....... 1004, 1006, 1008, 1019, 1062, 1068, 1069,
1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1088, 1089, 1131,
1130, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1183, 1184
Majestic ........................................................................ 1083
Marants ........................................................................ 1062
Marantz .......................................... 1004, 1006, 1062, 1078
Megatron ........................................................... 1006, 1059
MEI .............................................................................. 1176
Memorex ............................. 1001, 1006, 1082, 1083, 1162
MGA .......................... 1004, 1005, 1006, 1019, 1022, 1051,
1079, 1080, 1082
Midland ................................ 1054, 1151, 1171, 1172, 1181
Minutz .......................................................................... 1052
Mitsubishi ................. 1004, 1005, 1006, 1019, 1022, 1051,
1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1125
Montgomery Ward ...................................................... 1083
Motorola ............................................................ 1003, 1173
MTC ........................... 1004, 1005, 1006, 1105, 1176, 1178
Multitech ............................................................ 1038, 1178
Multivision ................................................................... 1084
NAD ............................................... 1006, 1071, 1072, 1185
NEC ...................................... 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1089
Nikko ................................................................. 1006, 1016
NTC .............................................................................. 1016
Onwa ........................................................................... 1038
Optimus ....................................................................... 1185
Optonica ............................................................ 1095, 1173
Orion ................................................................. 1035, 1191
Panasonic ...................................... 1003, 1054, 1062, 1170
Philco .... 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1012, 1019, 1062,
1068, 1069, 1074, 1075, 1077, 1183, 1184
Philips ... 1003, 1004, 1008, 1012, 1019, 1062, 1068, 1069,
1074, 1075, 1076, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089
Pilot .................................................................... 1004, 1171
Pioneer ............ 1004, 1006, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1179, 1185
Portland ............................... 1004, 1005, 1006, 1016, 1171
Price Club .................................................................... 1105
Prism ............................................................................ 1054
PROSCAN .......................................................... 1000, 1181
Proton .................................. 1004, 1006, 1012, 1093, 1175
Pulsar ........................................................................... 1151
Pulser ........................................................................... 1004
Quasar ........................................... 1003, 1054, 1070, 1094
Radio Shack/Realistic ....... 1000, 1004, 1006, 1012, , 1038,
1049, 1095, 1162, 1171, 1172
RCA ....... 1000, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1019, 1096,
1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1129, 1179,
1181, 1187, 1188, 1190, 1198, 1199
Rhapsody ..................................................................... 1176
Runco .......................................................................... 1151
Sampo .................................. 1004, 1006, 1171, 1172, 1175
Samsung ................... 1004, 1005, 1006, 1012, 1015, 1019,
1104, 1105, 1106, 1171, 1172
Samsux ........................................................................ 1171
Sansui .......................................................................... 1191
Sanyo ............................................. 1004, 1048, 1049, 1050
1080, 1107, 1108, 1162, 1180, 1189
Scotch .......................................................................... 1006
Scott ................. 1004, 1006, 1012, 1024, 1035, 1038, 1046
Sears ............... 1000, 1004, 1006, 1013, 1019, 1046, 1048,
1049, 1050, 1051, 1066, 1071, 1072, 1109,
1110, 1162, 1180, 1181, 1189
Sharp ......................... 1004, 1006, 1012, 1029, 1095, 1111,
1112, 1113, 1122, 1171, 1173
Shogun ........................................................................ 1004
Signature .................................................. 1001, 1083, 1115
Simpson ....................................................................... 1008
Sonic ............................................................................ 1176
Sony ............................................................................. 1002
Soundesign .......................... 1004, 1006, 1008, 1038, 1046
Squareview .................................................................. 1189
SSS ..................................................................... 1004, 1038
Starlite .......................................................................... 1038
Supre-macy .................................................................. 1174
Supreme ...................................................................... 1002
Sylvania .................... 1004, 1006, 1008, 1019, 1062, 1068,
1069, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1088,
1116, 1161, 1183, 1184
Symphonic ............................................... 1033, 1038, 1189
Tandy ........................................................................... 1173
Tatung ................................................................ 1003, 1178
Technics ....................................................................... 1054
Techwood ................................................ 1004, 1006, 1054
Teknika ..................... 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1012, 1013,
1016, 1038, 1046, 1076, 1082, 1083,
1105, 1170, 1171
Telecaption .................................................................. 1117
TMK ................................................................... 1004, 1006
Toshiba ..................... 1049, 1071, 1072, 1089, 1105, 1109,
1117, 1118, 1160, 1162
Totevision .................................................................... 1171
Universal ............................................................ 1052, 1087
Victor ................................................................. 1066, 1182
Vidtech .................................................... 1004, 1005, 1006
Viking .......................................................................... 1174
Wards .............. 1000, 1001, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1019, 1024,
1033, 1046, 1052, 1062, 1068, 1069, 1074,
1075, 1076, 1083, 1087, 1088, 1095, 1119,
1120, 1184
Yamaha .......................................... 1004, 1005, 1006, 1019
Zenith ........................ 1004, 1083, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154
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Code List
Remote Control Codes (Cont.)
VCR
Admiral ........................................................................ 2131
Zaiko ............................................................................ 2027
Aiwa ................................................................... 2002, 2026
Akai .......... 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2111,2112, 2113
American High ............................................................ 2021
Asha ............................................................................. 2013
Audio Dynamics ................................................ 2009, 2010
Audiovox ..................................................................... 2014
Bell & Howell ............................................................. 2011
Beaumark .................................................................... 2013
Broksonic .......................................................... 2012, 2025
Calix ............................................................................. 2014
Candle ............. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Canon ...................................................... 2021, 2022, 2114
Capehart ............................................................ 2020, 2110
Carver .......................................................................... 2062
CCE .................................................................... 2027, 2061
Citizen ...... 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,2019,2027
Colortyme .................................................................... 2009
Colt .............................................................................. 2061
Craig .............................................. 2013, 2014, 2023, 2061
Curtis-Mathes ............ 2000, 2002, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2018,
2021, 2022, 2024, 2115
Cybernex ..................................................................... 2013
Daewoo ... 2015, 2017, 2019,2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2110
Daytron ........................................................................ 2110
DBX ................................................................... 2009, 2010
Dimensia ..................................................................... 2000
Dynatech ........................................................... 2002, 2026
Electrohome ...................................................... 2014, 2029
Electrophonic .............................................................. 2014
Emerson ........... 2002, 2012,2014, 2015, 2021, 2024, 2025,
2026, 2029, 2030, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035,
2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042,
2044, 2045, 2047, 2065, 2105, 2113, 2116,
2117, 2130
Fisher ....... 2011, 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052,2118
Fuji ..................................................................... 2021, 2119
Funai .................................................................. 2002, 2026
Garrard ........................................................................ 2026
GE .......... 2000, 2001, 2013, 2021, 2022, 2053, 2115, 2120
Goldstar ............................... 2009, 2014, 2018, 2054, 2121
Gradiente ..................................................................... 2026
Harley Davidson ......................................................... 2026
Harman Kardon .......................................................... 2009
Harwood ..................................................................... 2061
Headquarter ................................................................ 2011
Hitachi ... 2002, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2107, 2111, 2120, 2122
HI-Q ............................................................................. 2023
Instant Replay ............................................................. 2021
JCL ............................................................................... 2021
JC Penney ....... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2022,
2055, 2056, 2058, 2059, 2060, 2107, 2118
Jensen ...................................................... 2055, 2056, 2111
JVC ................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2058, 2111, 2123
Kenwood .................. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2058,
2111, 2123
KLH .............................................................................. 2061
Kodak ................................................................ 2014, 2021
Lloyd .................................................................. 2002, 2026
Logik ............................................................................ 2061
LXI ............................................................................... 2014
Magnavox ........ 2021, 2022, 2062, 2063, 2104, 2108, 2124
Magnin ......................................................................... 2013
Marantz ........... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2021, 2058,
2062, 2064
Marta ............................................................................ 2014
Masushita ..................................................................... 2021
MEI .............................................................................. 2021
Memorex .......................................................... 2002, 2011,
2013, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2026, 2104, 2131
MGA ......................................................... 2029, 2065, 2113
MGN Technology ........................................................ 2013
Midland ........................................................................ 2053
Minolta ..................................................... 2055, 2056, 2107
Mitsubishi ................. 2029, 2055, 2056, 2065, 2066, 2067,
2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074,
2106, 2113, 2123
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Montgomery Ward ............................................ 2075, 2131
Motorola ............................................................ 2021,2131
MTC ......................................................... 2002, 2013, 2026
Multitech .................... 2002, 2013, 2016, 2026, 2053, 2061
NEC ........................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2058,
2064, 2076, 2078, 2079, 2111, 2123
Nikko ........................................................................... 2014
Noblex ......................................................................... 2013
Olympus ...................................................................... 2021
Optimus ............................................................. 2014, 2131
Optonica ...................................................................... 2096
Orion ........................................................................... 2035
Panasonic .................. 2021, 2022, 2109, 2125, 2126, 2127
Pentax .................................. 2016, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2120
Pentex Research .......................................................... 2018
Philco ............................................. 2021, 2022, 2062, 2063
Philips ............................................ 2021, 2062, 2096, 2124
Pilot .............................................................................. 2014
Pioneer ................................ 2010, 2055, 2080, 2081, 2123
Portland ......................................... 2016, 2017, 2019, 2110
ProScan .............................................................. 2000, 2001
Protec ........................................................................... 2061
Pulsar ........................................................................... 2104
Quarter ........................................................................ 2011
Quartz .......................................................................... 2011
Quasar ..................................................... 2021, 2022, 2125
RCA ................. 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013, 2021, 2055, 2056,
2082, 2083, 2084,2085, 2086,2087, 2088,
2089, 2090, 2091, 2107, 2115, 2120, 2125
Radioshack/Realistic .......... 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021,
2022, 2023, 2026, 2029, 2049,
2050, 2096, 2131
Radix ............................................................................ 2014
Randex ......................................................................... 2014
Ricoh ............................................................................ 2128
Runco .......................................................................... 2104
Samsung .................... 2005, 2013, 2015, 2033, 2053, 2112
Sanky ................................................................. 2131, 2104
Sansui ............................................ 2010, 2092, 2111, 2123
Sanyo ....................................................... 2011, 2013, 2023
Scott .......................... 2012, 2015, 2025, 2032, 2035, 2038,
2065, 2093, 2116
Sears ............... 2011, 2014, 2021, 2023, 2048, 2049, 2050,
2051, 2055, 2056, 2107, 2118
Sharp ................ 2002, 2017, 2029, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2131
Shintom ......................................... 2004, 2056, 2061, 2098
Shogun ........................................................................ 2013
Signature ........................................................... 2002, 2131
Singer ....................................................... 2021, 2061, 2128
Sony ........................... 2002, 2004, 2098, 2099, 2119, 2128
STS ..................................................................... 2021, 2107
Sylvania . 2002, 2021, 2022, 2026, 2062, 2063, 2065, 2124
Symphonic ......................................................... 2002, 2026
Tandy ................................................................. 2002, 2011
Tashiko ........................................................................ 2014
Tatung ................................................................ 2058, 2111
TEAC .................................... 2002, 2026, 2058, 2085, 2111
Technics ............................................................. 2021, 2109
Teknika ...................... 2002, 2014, 2021, 2026, 2100, 2129
TMK ......................................................... 2013, 2024, 2047
Toshiba ............ 2015, 2049, 2051, 2055, 2065, 2093, 2116
ToteVision ......................................................... 2013, 2014
Unitech ........................................................................ 2013
Vector Research ............................. 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016
Victor ........................................................................... 2010
Video Concepts ................... 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2113
Videosonic ................................................................... 2013
Wards .............. 2002, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2023, 2026,
2029, 2055, 2056, 2061, 2096, 2101, 2102,
2103, 2107, 2116, 2131
XR-1000 ................................................... 2021, 2026, 2061
Yamaha ...................... 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018, 2058, 2111
Zenith .................................. 2004, 2098, 2104, 2119, 2128
Cable Boxes
Cableview .................................................................... 5008
Century ........................................................................ 5011
Citizen .......................................................................... 5011
Colour Voice ...................................................... 5012, 5013
Comtronics ........................................................ 5014, 5015
Contec ......................................................................... 5016
Eastern ......................................................................... 5017
Garrard ........................................................................ 5011
GC Electronics ............................................................. 5009
Gemini ..................................................... 5018, 5019, 5049
General Instrument ..................................................... 5003
Hamlin ................................. 5020, 5021, 5022, 5035, 5045
Hitachi ......................................................................... 5003
Hytex ........................................................................... 5002
Jasco ............................................................................ 5011
Jerrold ...... 5003, 5005, 5007,5018, 5023, 5024, 5046, 5053
Magnavox .................................................................... 5025
Memorex ..................................................................... 5026
Movie Time ............................................. 5002, 5027, 5028
NSC .......................................................... 5002, 5027, 5028
Oak ........................................................... 5002,5016, 5029
Panasonic .......................................................... 5048, 5052
Paragon ....................................................................... 5026
Philips .... 5011, 5012, 5013, 5019, 5025, 5030, 5031, 5032
Pioneer .............................................................. 5033, 5034
Pulsar ........................................................................... 5026
RCA .......................................................... 5047, 5049, 5052
Realistic .............................................................. 5009, 5049
Regal .................................................................. 5022, 5035
Regency ....................................................................... 5017
Rembrandt ................................................................... 5003
Runco .......................................................................... 5026
Samsung ............................................................ 5014, 5034
Scientific Atlanta ............................ 5006, 5036, 5037, 5038
Signal ................................................................. 5014, 5018
Signature ...................................................................... 5003
SL Marx ........................................................................ 5014
Sprucer ........................................................................ 5052
Starcom .................................................... 5007, 5018, 5053
Stargate .............................................................. 5014, 5018
Starquest ...................................................................... 5018
Tandy ........................................................................... 5040
Teleview ...................................................................... 5014
Tocom ...................................................... 5004, 5023, 5041
Toshiba ........................................................................ 5026
Tusa ............................................................................. 5018
TV86 ............................................................................ 5027
Unika ....................................................... 5008, 5009, 5011
United Artists ............................................................... 5002
United Cable ............................................................... 5053
Universal ........................................ 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011
Videoway ..................................................................... 5044
Viewstar ......................................... 5015, 5025, 5027, 5040
Zenith ...................................................... 5026, 5050, 5051
Satellite Receivers
Chapparal .......................................................... 5056, 5057
Drake ................................................................. 5058, 5059
GE ................................................................................ 5001
General Instruments ............................... 5060, 5061, 5062
Panasonic .................................................................... 5075
Primestar ...................................................................... 5076
Proscan ........................................................................ 5001
RCA .............................................................................. 5001
Realistic ........................................................................ 5063
Sony ............................................................................. 5072
STS1 ............................................................................. 5064
STS2 ............................................................................. 5065
STS3 ............................................................................. 5066
STS4 ............................................................................. 5067
Toshiba .............................................................. 5068, 5073
Uniden ......................................................................... 5069
ABC .................. 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5053
Antronix ............................................................. 5008, 5009
Archer ............................................ 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011
Cabletenna .................................................................. 5008
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Chapter 3
Using the Satellite
Receiver’s Features
Chapter Overview:
• What is a Program Guide?
• The interactive programming feature
• The Channel Banner and other on-screen displays
• How to use the on-screen programming schedule
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Current user
profile
Current time
and date
Program titles
and information
Selectable
Advertisements
(highlight and
select for more
information).
Viewing
Suggestions
Scroll
down
Sorts by
Movies
Active Profile’s
Preferences
Sorts by
Sports
AlphaSort™
Scout™
Channel sort
Anatomy of a Program Guide
The following diagram shows you the kind of information you will see in the program guides.
Displaying the Program Guides
To access the program guides, press MENU on the remote control and select
Program Guides, then the guide of your choice (Default, Channel, or Logo).
You can quickly access the receiver’s Default Guide by pressing the GUIDE
button on the remote.
To change the current user, press the remote control’s WHO•INPUT button
while viewing programming, then use the remote control’s arrow and OK
buttons to select the desired profile. You can also press the remote control’s
MENU button, then select Program Guides, and then Select User to display the
list of profiles from which to choose.
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Active Profile
Program titles
and information
Interactive content
indicator
Viewing
Alternate audio
Main menu
AlphaSort™
Mailbox
Dolby Digital
suggestions
and alternate
System lock/unlock
Scout™
Caller ID
Program details
audio indicators
Using The Channel Banner
The channel banner appears whenever you do one of the following:
• Tune to a channel.
• Press the remote control’s INFO, SAT, or GO BACK buttons while watching programming.
• Press UP, DOWN, or INFO on the satellite receiver’s front panel.
• Exit the on-screen menu system.
On-screen icons represent frequently-used menu items. Some icons also change appearance to show the item’s
status. Use the arrow buttons to highlight an on-screen item, and the OK button to select it. Some of the items
you select in the channel banner can also be selected in the program guides.
Buttons of the Channel Banner
Main Menu icon Takes you to the Main menu.
Locked icon The system is locked. Spending, viewing and other limits cannot be accessed or changed.
Selecting this icon displays a password menu. Enter the correct system password to override settings.
Unlock icon The system is unlocked. Spending, viewing and other limits can be accessed or changed.
Selecting this icon in the channel banner displays the Lock System control panel.
Video Unlock icon A password has been entered to temporarily override the limits. The system will
remain unlocked until the satellite receiver is turned off or re-locked.
Program Unlock icon A password has been entered to override limits for a single program. After the
program ends, or when the channel is changed, limits are restored.
AlphaSort™ icon Enables you to sort titles alphabetically.
Scout™ icon Allows you to search for programs using key words.
Mail icon Displays the Mail screen. The icon will be white if you have an unread mail.
Telephone icon Displays the Caller ID list screen. The icon will be white if you have received a new call
but have not accessed the Caller ID List screen. It will be gray if you have accessed the Caller ID List
screen.
Viewing Suggestions icon Displays the Viewing Suggestions menu.
Program Details Displays a description of the current program (if available).
Alternate Audio icon
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The DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™ Feature
Your digital satellite receiver includes DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™, powered by
Wink Communications®, a free service that gives you the opportunity to interact
with TV programming and advertising. You can use your remote control to get
program-related information, respond to free offers during commercials and
even make purchases while you watch TV.
Whenever you see the DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™ icon ( ) appear, press the
OK/i button on the remote control to open the interactive window.
To learn more about the DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™ service:
1. Press MENU on the remote control (the Main menu appears).
2. Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight Interactive.
3. Press the OK/i button to tune directly to the DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™
Center (channel 499) to get more information about the following: Getting
Started, Interactive Channels, Shopping Sign Up, Order History, Messages,
Help & Settings, and About DIRECTV.
Displaying On-screen Guides
Each time you press the remote control’s GUIDE button, a different type of
program guide appears:
The Detail Guide
The Detail Guide shows five channels in a time-and-channel format, with
program information for the highlighted program. A small window showing the
program you were watching before entering the program guides is displayed in
the upper left hand corner (you can preview other channels in the Detail Guide
by highlighting channel numbers instead of the program titles).
Notes: By default, the Detail Guide appears when you press GUIDE on the
remote control. You can change the default guide from the Detail Guide to
the Grid Guide.
Select Personal Settings from the Main menu, then select the profile to be
changed, then select Default Guide. Use the remote control’s arrow buttons
to highlight Grid Guide, then press the OK button to activate your choice.
The Grid Guide
The Grid Guide shows seven channels in a time-and-channel format. A small
window showing the program you were watching before entering the program
guides is displayed in the upper left hand corner (you can preview other
channels in the Detail Guide by highlighting channel numbers instead of the
program titles).
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DVD
Getting Around In the Guides
ON • OFF
VCR1
VCR2
TV
This section describes how to change channels and move around a program
guide.
SAT
AUX
SKIP
MUTE
Digit Buttons (0–9)
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH +/Buttons
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
Scrolling Channel By Channel
(-)
OK
Arrow
Buttons
MENU
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
WHO•INPUT
Digit
Buttons
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
The programs that you see on the TV screen make up one section—or page—
of the total program guide. You can scroll one line at a time using the arrows:
point to other times with the left and right arrows; point to other channels with
the up and down arrows.
Scrolling Page By Page
If you want to scroll up or down through the program guide faster, press the
CH +/- buttons on the remote control. The highlight scrolls a page at a time.
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
You can point quickly to any channel in the program guide by entering the
channel number with the digit buttons (0–9). For example, to point to channel
228, press the digits 2-2-8, on the remote control.
FORWARD
PAUSE
REWIND/
FORWARD
Buttons
Scrolling Forward and Reverse
To scroll forward in two-hour increments, press the remote control’s PLAY
button while in SAT mode. To go forward or reverse by a 12-hour block of
time, use the FORWARD and REVERSE buttons on the remote control.
Note: Your digital satellite receiver can store up to seven days of
programming information. Getting all this information can take up to 12
hours to download.
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Tuning to a Program
To tune directly to a current program listed in the guide, point to the program
and press OK.
To see information about a program in the guide, point to the program and
press INFO.
Then, you can select:
• View Channel to tune to that channel
• Record Program to record the program
• Remind Me to set up a Watch Timer. This will display a prompt allowing you
to quickly change the channel when the program is about to begin.
Tip
• Other Times to see what other times the program is available.
For information on tuning to a PPV
program, see pages 47.
• More Details opens another display with detailed information (if available).
The options available to you may vary according to the type of program you
select.
More Details
There’s a variety of program information sent along with standard broadcast
signals, and your digital satellite receiver can display much of it (if available).
The More Details menu can offer information (if available) about Actors and
Roles, the Director, the Writer, Original Materials, the Production Studio,
Awards, Keywords associated with the program, and the original release Date
and Run Length. Just use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to
highlight and select the desired button, and to display more information.
You can even use the displayed information in the More Details menu to look
for matching information in the stored guide programs, or to create search
criteria for use with the Scout™ search feature of your digital satellite receiver.
To Access More Details:
Tip
Your digital satellite receiver can
store up to seven days of information,
so retrieving data can take a little
time.
It can take up to 12 hours to
download all seven days of
information when turning the system
on after the Guide information has
been lost.
1. Highlight a desired program in the on-screen guide and press the remote
control’s INFO button.
2. Highlight and select More Details.
Note: The More Details button is displayed in the Program Details menu
only if more information is available.
3. Highlight and select the desired on-screen information button to display the
details on the opposite side of the screen.
To search for other programs with similar information:
4. Highlight the desired information on the right side of the menu and press
the remote control’s OK button. This will display any other program stored
in the on-screen guides that shares the highlighted information.
To save your search as Scout Criteria:
5. After completing step 4, use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to
select the Save as Scout button. You will be given on-screen instructions to
complete this task.
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Additional Program Guides
Besides the Detail and Grid Guides, there are a few more to choose from: the Channel Guide,
the Logo Guide, and the Viewing Suggestions Guide.
You can access these guides from the Main menu by selecting Program Guides.
The Channel Guide
Displays the programming schedule for the selected channel.
The Logo Guide
Displays channel logos for the current user’s channel list.
The Suggestions Guide
Displays a list of programs based on programming that has been previously
watched under that user profile.
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Sorting the Guides
Sorting the guide is a way of organizing the information to show only the types
of programs that interest you. There are several on-screen icons that sort the
guide in different ways. You can list programs by sports or movie themes, for
example. You can customize the themes to meet your tastes, and each profile
can have its own default program sorting.
To get to the sorting icons, use the down arrow button to move the highlight to
the icons at the bottom of the screen. Then, use the left and right arrow buttons
to highlight the desired icon.
Viewing Suggestions
When you select the Viewing Suggestions icon, a list of recommended program
events appears. The recommendations are based on your previous viewing
habits in terms of the amount of time spent watching programs that match a
topic and theme category. The suggestions are ordered by best match.
Viewing suggestions are created for each active user profile. The suggestions
being shown are always for the current user profile.
You can view and change your suggestions, or turn the digital satellite receiver’s
learning behavior off altogether from the Viewing Suggestions menu.
To Access the Viewing Suggestions Menu:
TIP: Accessing Viewing
Suggestions
You can select Viewing Suggestions
by selecting Suggestions in the Main
menu, or by pressing the icon
displayed in the channel banner or
on-screen guides.
1. Press the remote control’s MENU button to display the Main menu.
2. Press 1 to select Program Guides.
3. Press the 4 button to choose Suggestions.
4. Access desired viewing suggestions using the remote control’s arrow and
OK buttons to select.
Note: You can also access this menu by selecting the Viewing Suggestions
icon in the Channel Banner or at the bottom of the
on-screen guides.
Customizing Viewing Suggestions
You can edit the themes that will appear in the Viewing Suggestions menu by
applying different “weights” to the topics. Increasing a topic’s weight increases
the chance that programs with such themes will appear in the Viewing
Suggestions menu. Decreasing a theme’s weight will lessen the chance that such
themes will appear.
To Change the Weight of Themes and/or Topics:
1. Follow steps 1-3 above to display the Viewing Suggestions menu.
2. Press the 2 button to select Edit Topics.
3. Select the numbered Topic to edit, then use the remote control’s arrow and
OK buttons to select and adjust weight percentages.
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Active Profile’s Preferences
Each individual can edit preferences so customized themes and topics appear
when a sorting icon is pressed. The Active profile’s preferences can be quickly
accessed by selecting this icon at the bottom of all on-screen guides.
To Change the Active Profile’s Preferences:
1. Press the GUIDE button on the remote control to display the default guide.
2. Use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to select the Active Profile
Preferences icon at the bottom of the guide.
3. Press the 2 button to select Edit Preferences. This will display a menu where
you can customize the themes to appear when the Active Profile’s
Preferences icon is selected.
4. In the customizing menu, use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to
highlight and select/deselect theme choices.
Note: The themes and topics can be customized for any profile.
Once finished customizing the themes, only topics that match your choices
should appear when you select the active profile’s preferences icon in the
on-screen guides.
Movies
Select the Movies icon to sort and list only movies. After selecting Movies, the
Movies Themes menu is displayed. Here you can sort movies by various themes.
By default, All Movies is highlighted first.
Select the Movies Themes icon to sort the guide to list specific types of movies,
such as comedies or musicals. This icon may change from Movies to a different
topic in the future, but it will continue to function in the same way.
Sports
Select the Sports icon to list sporting events only. After selecting Sports, the
Sports icon changes to a Sports Themes icon.
Select the Sports Themes icon to sort the guide to list specific types of sports, such
as basketball or soccer. This icon may change from Sports to a different topic in the
future, but it will continue to function in the same way.
Channel Sort
Sort the on-screen guides to display channels in either numeric or alphabetical
order. When the guide is sorted alphabetically, the 1-2-3 icon is displayed (select
the icon to change the display to numeric). When the guide is sorted
numerically, an A-B-C icon is displayed (select it to display the guide
alphabetically).
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AlphaSort™
The AlphaSort feature lists all the program titles stored in the current guide in
alphabetical order. Select the AlphaSort icon to search for specific program titles
that are in the stored program guide in alphabetical order. Use the arrow
buttons on the remote control to highlight a character, then press OK.
For example, to search for the program Auto Racing, point to and select “A.”
(Words like “The,” “A,” and “An” appear at the end of a title.) All titles that
begin with “A” appear in the AlphaSort list. Next, enter the letter “U.” All titles
beginning with “AU” appear in the list.
Continue to enter the specific title until it appears in the AlphaSort list. If you
enter the wrong character, select either Backspace or Clear All.
Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to highlight the title you are
looking for. Press the OK button to select it (if the program is airing), or the
INFO button to see more information (if the program is not airing, OK will act
like the INFO button). The AlphaSort feature looks for titles from all stored
programming.
Scout™
The Scout system icon lets you assign “Scouts” to search the guide for specific
program information, such as actors’ names or program descriptions.
Select the Scout icon from a program guide to view the available Scout menu
items. Then, select New Scout from the Scout menu (this button only appears if
there is an empty Scout menu available).
Tip
On-screen icons represent the status
of the Scout feature:
This icon (displayed in
the Scout menu)
indicates that the
information you
specified has been
found.
The Scout icon in the
Channel Banner and the
on-screen guides will
have a white outline
when a Scout search
returns information.
Select Enter Text to set up the information the Scout feature will look for in the
program guide. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the desired search
parameters. You can also use the Select Fields menu button to specify the type
of information you are looking for.
For example, if you are interested in how to prepare food, enter a common
term you think would occur in program information, like “cooking.” When you
have finished entering your topic select Run Scout.
If “cooking” appears within a program title or program description, the program
will be included in the Scout Results program list.
Once you have set up a Scout menu item, you can check its status by
highlighting it. A highlighted binoculars icon means that a Scout menu item has
found results.
Scout continually searches for requested information whether the box is on or
off. You can also select Run Scout to do an immediate search after setting up a
scout.
Check a Scout menu item’s results by selecting that Scout menu item. When you
highlight and select that Scout, the results are displayed on the right side.
Down Arrow
The down arrow icon allows you to scroll down through other channels in the
guide. Point to the down arrow icon and then press OK to scroll down through
the program guide.
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Chapter 4
Using the
Menu System
Chapter Overview:
•
Using the Menu System
•
Program Guides
•
Messages
•
Using the Purchases Menu
•
Recording with Timers
•
User Profiles
•
Personal Settings
•
System Setup
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Using the Menu System
To display the Main menu, press MENU on the remote control.
To use the menu system, you need to use the remote control’s arrow buttons to
highlight your on-screen choice, then use the OK button to select it. In menus
that use numbered choices, you can use the remote control’s number buttons to
select an item quickly.
On-screen Buttons and Context Help
Tip: No Menus?
If the Main menu doesn’t appear
when you press MENU, the remote
control might not be in SAT mode.
Try pressing the SAT button on the
remote, and then MENU.
The on-screen menu system offers you more than one way to get more
information or to navigate within the system using the on-screen Go Back and
Help buttons at the top of most menus.
Exiting a Screen
There are three ways to exit a menu:
• Select the on-screen Go Back button and press the OK button on the remote
control.
• Press the CLEAR button on the remote control. The on-screen display clears
from the screen and you return to TV viewing.
• Press the GO BACK button on the remote control. This returns the TV to its
preceding display.
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Getting Help
Press the remote control’s INFO
button at any time for more
information.
For an overview of a displayed menu, use the remote control’s arrow and OK
buttons to select the on-screen Help button (?).
For details about a highlighted menu item (in what context an on-screen button
is used, for example), press the remote control’s INFO button and a popup
window will tell you more.
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Main Menu Items
This section briefly describes each of the options available from the Main menu.
More information about each menu and its features is included later in this
chapter, and you can always get more information when an item is highlighted
by pressing the remote control’s INFO button.
Program Guides
Selecting this button will display a menu with a variety of different ways to
view program guide information.
Messages
This button is used to access the Caller ID information from your telephone
company and mail messages from DIRECTV.
Note: You must subscribe to Caller ID service from your telephone service
provider in or der for the on-screen Caller ID information to be displayed.
Purchases
Use this button to review or cancel upcoming purchases, review past purchases,
and set spending limits for saved profiles.
Timers
Tip: Don’t Be Afraid to
Explore
Schedule the digital satellite receiver to tune to a specific channel at a specific
time. If a VCR has been properly connected to the receiver, you can also record
future programming.
Once you’ve learned the basics, feel
free to poke around the menu
system– exploring this system is a
great way to learn!
Profiles
Remember to use you remote
control’s arrow and OK buttons to
maneuver through menus.
And, so you don’t worry about
getting lost in the menus, you can
press CLEAR at any time to leave
the menu system and return to
regular system viewing.
This button displays a menu where you can set system and user passwords,
ratings limits, spending limits, viewing hours, as well as create favorite channel
lists.
Personal Settings
Do you want to set up an individual profile’s personal settings or alter the look
and feel of an existing profile? This button will take you to a menu where you
can alter or set personal preferences of your digital satellite receiver.
System Setup
Allows you to adjust to the way your system works, to get more information
about system features, get dish pointing coordinates, etc.
Interactive
Television broadcasts typically carry a wealth of information and now you can
access and interact with it starting with this button. Selecting Interactive from
the Main menu displays the DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™ Center for setting up
interactive TV service.
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Active
profile
Current time
and date
Program titles
and information
Selectable
Advertisements
(highlight and
select for more
information).
Viewing
Suggestions
Sorts by
Movies
Scroll
down
AlphaSort™
Scout™
Active Profile’s
Preferences
Sorts by
Sports
Channel sort
The Program Guide
Note: The program guide is described in detail in the previous chapter, Using
the Satellite Receiver’s Features, starting on page 29.
Selecting Program Guides from the Main menu displays a menu with a variety
of display options available. You can select a specific User Profile, the system
default guide (Detail Guide or the Grid Guide- according to your preferences),
or the Logo or Channel Guide, Viewing Suggestions, or change the active
profile.
Anatomy of a Program Guide
The diagram above shows you the kind of information you will see in the
Detail Guide and Grid Guide (Grid Guide shown here).
Displaying Program Guides
In addition to selecting Program Guides in the Main menu, you can press the
GUIDE button on the remote control. This bypasses the Program Guides menu
and directly displays the default guide.
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Messages
The Messages menu lets you access messages or phone calls. If you select Mail,
it shows you messages that are sent from DIRECTV. For example, you may
receive a message calling your attention to a new service. If you select Caller
ID, this menu shows you Caller ID information from your telephone provider (if
you subscribe to Caller ID service).
Mail
To tell if you have mail, you need to check the channel banner available when
you press the remote control’s INFO button. In the channel banner, the
messages icon will be highlighted if you have an unread message waiting.
Checking Your Mail
Select Messages from the Main menu, then Mail from the next menu. Or select
the mailbox icon on the channel banner to view your mail.
1. Point to a message and press OK. The message is opened for you to read.
2. Press OK again to close the message.
If you want to erase a message, point to Erase Message and press OK. When
you exit Messages, messages that aren’t erased are saved in memory.
Note: The quickest way to check for messages is to press the INFO button on
the remote control. This will display the channel banner. With the channel
banner displayed, use the remote control’s arrow buttons to highlight the
mail icon, then press the remote control’s OK button to access the Mail
menu.
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Caller ID
Your digital satellite receiver is capable of displaying and storing Caller ID information provided by
your local telephone company. To use this feature, you must have your receiver directly
plugged into a telephone outlet (or a RC930 wireless modem) and you must subscribe to
Caller ID or similar caller identification services from your telephone company.
Your Caller ID enables you to:
• Identify callers before you answer the phone.
• View the time and date of each incoming call.
• Record the Caller ID information of up to 20 incoming calls sequentially.
Note: Only the last ten calls will be retained after a power outage.
• See who called while you were away.
There are two ways to access the Caller ID menus: by selecting Messages from the Main menu, or
by pressing INFO on the remote control and selecting the telephone icon in the Channel Banner.
The icon will be white if you have received a new call but have not accessed the Caller ID List
screen. It will be gray if you have accessed the Caller ID List screen.
Setting Up Caller ID
To set up your Caller ID, go to the Main menu and select Messages, then select
Caller ID Setup. Use the up and down arrow and OK buttons to select your
preferences.
Caller ID Light Setting Caller ID Light to On causes the front panel light to
flash if you receive new calls while the digital satellite receiver is off. The light
will flash until you turn the receiver on.
Caller ID Message Setting Caller ID Message to On displays the on-screen
Caller ID banner when a call is received. You may want to turn this feature off
when you are recording manually and do not want the on-screen messages to
appear on your recordings. Your calls will be stored in the Caller ID List screen
even when Caller ID is turned off.
Caller ID Message Time-out Set the amount of time (from 1–30 seconds) that
the Caller ID banner will display when you have an incoming call. For this
feature to work, make sure Caller ID Message is set to On.
Note: If you have a timer set to either watch or record, the Caller ID banner
will be temporarily overridden for the duration of that timer. When the
timer event is over, the Caller ID banner will display as selected under Caller
ID Message.
When viewing or recording manually (not using a timer) the Caller ID banner
will display (and be recorded if recording) as selected under Caller ID
Message.
At all times Caller ID messages will be stored in the Caller ID List screen
(unless a call arrives when you are on the telephone and you do not have a
Type II box or Type II service).
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Receiving Calls
When your phone rings twice and Caller ID Message is set to On, a banner
appears at the bottom of the screen.
The banner may include the phone number, date, and time; or the name, phone
number, date, and time. The banner information depends on the type of service
your telephone company provides.
The Caller ID banner will override closed captioning at the bottom of the screen
and will appear for the amount of time selected in the Caller ID Setup screen.
The Caller ID banner will not be displayed if you are in the menu system or a
timer is active when you receive a call.
Note: If using your telephone and another call arrives, the new call’s
information won’t appear in the banner or be recorded in the Caller ID List
screen unless you have type II service and a type II Caller ID box in your
house.
Tip: When you have unread
Caller ID calls:
The front panel light will flash (when
the digital satellite receiver is off)
The telephone icon in the channel
banner will be highlighted white
If you have a timer set to either watch or record, the Caller ID banner will be
temporarily overriden for the duration of that timer. When the timer event is
over, the Caller ID banner will display as selected under Caller ID Message.
When viewing or recording manually (not using a timer) the Caller ID banner
will display (and be recorded if recording) as selected under Caller ID
Message.
At all times Caller ID messages will be stored in the Caller ID List screen
(unless a call arrives when you are on the telephone and you do not have a
Type II box or Type II service).
Message Indicators
The following is text that may appear in the incoming Caller ID banner and call
list.
Tip
If you’d like more information to
appear in your Caller ID banner
and call list, or if you’d like to
subscribe to Caller ID, check with
your local phone company about
the availability of different types
of Caller ID service.
Out of Area The name and/or phone number of the incoming call is coming
from outside the local area.
Private Name The name of the incoming call is sent as “Blocked” from the
phone company.
Private Number The phone number of the incoming call is sent as “Blocked”
from the phone company.
Unknown Name The name of the incoming call is not provided by the
telephone company or the information is unreadable.
Unknown Number The number of the incoming call is not provided by the
telephone company or the information is unreadable.
Note: To clear the Caller ID banner from the screen, press CLEAR on the
remote control.
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The Caller ID List Screen
The digital satellite receiver can store up to 20 call entries in the Caller ID List
screen. When the memory is full, a new call automatically replaces the oldest
call in memory. The list also tells you if you have received multiple calls from
the same number.
To access the call list:
• Select Caller ID List from the Messages menu, or
• Press the INFO button on the remote control and select the
phone icon.
Deleting Calls
Tip: Don’t Forget About the
CLEAR Button
From the Caller ID List screen, you can delete entries:
Press the CLEAR button on the remote
control to remove the on-screen
menus and return to normal viewing.
2. A crumpled paper icon appears to indicate that you wish to delete the call.
1. Highlight the call you wish to delete and press OK.
3. To permanently delete the call, exit the screen. If you change your mind
before exiting the screen, highlight the call then press OK to restore it. The
crumpled paper icon should disappear.
Using the Purchases Menu
The Purchases menu allows you to review upcoming and past purchases and
set spending limits.
The list of purchases may be longer than one screen; use the up and down
arrow buttons to see more items. The display also shows the title, channel,
date, time, and cost of each program.
Note: The Past Purchases list is updated as soon as a purchased program is
viewed.
Reviewing and Canceling
Upcoming Purchases
Highlight and select an upcoming purchase from the Future Purchases screen.
You can review the program description, as well as cancel an upcoming
purchase.
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Spending Limits
Use the Spending Limit option to indicate a per-event, and/or a monthly
spending limit for Pay Per View programs.
1. Select Spending Limit.
2. Select the user profile you’d like to set a spending limit for, then use the
digits or the arrow buttons on the remote control to enter program
spending-limit information.
After a spending limit is set and the system is locked, you must enter a
password to purchase a Pay Per View program that costs more than your
spending limit allows.
Note: Spending limits are in effect only when the system is locked. See
“Locking the System,” later in this section, for details.
Pay Per View Programs
Pay Per View (PPV) programs are DIRECTV® programs that you can purchase—
like a movie ticket—if you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming and have your
digital satellite receiver connected to a telephone line (see the instructions
starting on page 5 for connection details).
Previewing and Purchasing
You can preview and purchase DIRECTV® Pay Per View movies and events if
you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming and have your digital satellite
receiver connected to a telephone line.
To purchase a movie or event, you can take one of two actions:
Tip: Ordering PPV
If you want to order PPV programs
using the on-screen menus, you need
to connect your digital satellite
receiver to a telephone line.
• Tune to a PPV channel using the remote control’s CH +/- buttons. When
you find one, press the INFO button to find more information and details
about how to purchase the program.
• Highlight a PPV program in a program guide and press INFO. The Program
Details screen will appear and give you more information about the program.
From this screen you can also purchase the program.
You can select:
Tip: PPV Passwords
• View Channel to view that channel
You may need to enter your four-digit
password to order a PPV program if it
costs more than the spending limit
you set up in the Profiles or Purchases
menu.
• Buy Program to purchase the program
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• Buy and Record to purchase the program and set a timer to record it
• Remind Me to be prompted just before the show is scheduled to start.
Note: The options available to you may vary according to the type of
program you select.
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Timer Recordings
The Timers feature allows you to preset your digital satellite receiver to
automatically tune to a particular channel at a predetermined time.
To use the Timers feature, select Timers from the Main menu. Select a Timer
(1–16) and then use the arrow buttons to complete the on-screen details. When
the information is complete, select Continue.
Key
On-screen icons are a quick way to
understand the timers:
Note: If you subscribe to Caller ID service, note that the Caller ID banner will
neither be displayed or recorded during a timer (watch or record). However,
all calls will be logged. The banner will display as selected when the timer
recording is over.
Indicates that the timer is set.
Indicates that the timer is set
for a PPV program.
Indicates a timer conflict.
Setting Up a Timer
The Timers feature allows you to set up timer recordings if you have connected
the VCR Controller to your digital satellite receiver and told the receiver what
type of VCR you are using. See page 19 in the Setup and Connections section
for details on connecting a VCR Controller.
Indicates Interactive content.
Editing or Canceling a Timer
From the Timers screen, select the Timer you want to edit or cancel, and then
do the following:
• Use the arrows buttons to edit the Timer, then select Continue.
• Select Clear Timer to cancel the timer.
• To watch the program daily or weekly, edit that program’s Timer.
Recording with a Timer
If you choose Record instead of Watch when setting a Timer (and have set up
your VCR as previously discussed), the Timer will turn on your VCR, then start
and stop recording a program.
To record with timers:
• Your VCR must be tuned to channel 3 or 4 (if the VCR is connected with just
coaxial cables), or to the video input channel (if the VCR is connected with
audio/video cables).
• You must turn your VCR off prior to the scheduled recording time.
• You must have a recordable tape in the VCR.
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Schedule a Timer with the RECORD
Button
You can schedule a recording directly from the guide.
1. With a program highlighted, press the RECORD button on the remote
control. The Program Details screen appears.
2. To schedule a timer to record, select:
• Record Program to set a timer to record the program, or
• Buy and Record to purchase the program and set up a timer to record the
program.
Note: Programs bought to be recorded may have a different purchase price
than those bought for viewing only.
User Profiles
Profiles allows you to set up different channel lists and limits for the different
members of your family. A main profile (the Family Profile) and up to four
separate profiles can be created. Individual settings that can be changed in the
Profile Menu include the profile name, viewable channel lists, ratings limits for
TV and movies, viewing hours, spending limits, and profile locking.
Creating and Editing User Profiles
When you select Profiles from the Main menu, the first screen you see presents
a menu listing all user profiles (the Family Profile and up to four individual
profiles). You can create a new profile (if a blank profile exists), or edit an
exiting one.
To personalize an individual User Profile:
1. Press the remote control’s MENU button to display the Main menu.
2. Press the 5 button to select Profiles.
3. Highlight the desired User Profile.
Note: The highlighted User Profile’s settings are displayed in the panel on
the right side of the screen.
4. Press the remote control’s OK button to select that profile and enter profile
editing mode.
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Setting the Profile Name
The first step when creating a new profile is to set a name. This will be the
name that appears when repeatedly pressing the WHO•INPUT button.
To set the profile name:
1. In the Profiles menu, press the 1 button to select Name.
2. Use the remote controls arrow and OK buttons to highlight and select the
different letters of the profile name.
Copying Profile Settings
To make creating or editing a profile easier, your digital satellite receiver gives
you the ability to use the settings of a previously set profile.
To copy the settings of an existing profile:
1. In the Profiles menu, press the 2 button to select Copy Settings.
2. Use the remote control’s arrow buttons to select the proper profile to copy
settings from.
3. Press the remote control’s OK button to select the desired profile.
4. Use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to highlight and select the
COPY button at the bottom of the screen.
Creating a Profile Channel List
1. Select Edit Channels.
2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight a channel, and press OK to remove (or
replace) the check mark. Checkmarked items appear in the channel list.
Add or Delete All Channels
You might be able to save time when creating a channel list by using the Add
All Channels option or the Delete All Channels option before removing or
adding individual channels.
Also, program providers may make additional channels available. To prevent
new channels from appearing in a profile channel list, choose Delete All
Channels and checkmark only the channels you want to appear in the list.
Subscriptions
Selecting the Subscriptions button will allow you to uncheck and remove from
the channel list all channels that you do not subscribe to. Use the remote
control’s arrow and OK buttons to select the desired on-screen menu buttons.
Note: This step may take several minutes to complete.
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Setting the Rating Limit
The Rating Limit menu enables you to set a maximum rating viewing limit for
rated movies (based on the MPAA rating system) and TV programs. Unrated
movies and TV programs can also be restricted from individual profiles.
1. In the Profiles menu, select Rating Limits.
2. Highlight the desired rating feature to set (Movie Ratings, TV ratings, or Not
Rated Events).
3. Press the remote control’s OK button.
4. Use the up and down arrow buttons to move the rating selector to the
highest desired rating to be viewed by all profiles.
Important
You need to lock the system in order
for rating limits, channel limits,
viewing hours, and spending limits to
go into effect.
After you lock the system, you need to
enter the system password to edit the
limits. See “Locking the System,” later
in this section, for details.
Notes: In the TV Ratings menu, you can customize aspects of certain ratings.
For example, the TV-14 rating has four check boxes beside it. Each of these
boxes can be checked or unchecked for greater customizing.
The boxes beside certain TV ratings boxes stand for Fantasy Violence (FV),
Dialogue/Adult Situations (D), Language (L), Sex (S), and Violence (V).
After the Rating Limit is set and the system is locked, you must enter the system
password to watch programs with a rating higher than your limit.
Viewing Hours
Use the Viewing Hours option to limit the total amount of time, as well as the
time of day, that a user can watch programming.
1. In the Profiles menu, select Viewing Hours.
2. Use the digits on the remote control or point to the + or – buttons and press
OK to complete the on-screen sentence. Choose the days to view, how
many hours can be viewed each day (0–24 hours) and when programming
can be viewed. Be sure to lock the system for these limits to take effect.
Setting Up Spending Limits
Select the Spending Limit option to indicate a per-event and/or a monthly
spending limit for Pay Per View programs.
1. Point to Spending Limit, and press OK.
2. Use the number buttons on the remote control to enter a single-program
spending limit and a monthly spending limit (if desired).
3. When all fields are set up correctly, the satellite receiver returns to the
previous display.
Note: After Spending Limits are set and the system is locked, the system
password will be required to purchase a Pay Per View program that costs
more than the set Spending Limits allow.
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Locking a User’s Profile
Users can be assigned a personal password to lock their profile. When a
password is assigned, users must enter the password before they can view
programs using that profile. Profile passwords do not allow access to, or editing
of, the profile limits (you must enter the system password to edit profile limits).
Note: Each profile that can be easily accessed using the WHO•INPUT button
on the remote control.
To lock an individual profile:
1. In the specific profile edit mode, select Lock User.
2. Use the arrow or digit buttons to select each digit of the password.
Locking the System
Locking the system puts the ratings, spending, viewing, and channel limits you
have set up for each profile into effect. When you lock the system, no one can
modify any of these settings without first entering the four-digit system
password.
1. In the Profiles menu, select Lock System.
2. Use the arrows or the digit buttons to enter a four-digit
system password.
3. Enter the password a second time to confirm it. The lock icon should be
displayed in the channel banner.
Notes: After the system has been locked, you must enter the correct
password in order to access the Edit Profiles control panel.
If you forget a USER password, you need to unlock the system and then
assign a new user password. If you forget the SYSTEM password, contact the
DIRECTV authorization center.
• Lock icon: All limits are in effect. No limits can be accessed or changed
without first entering password system. A password is required to override
limits or access the system.
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Unlocking the System
When the system is unlocked, the channel, spending, viewing, and ratings limits that you set are
no longer in effect. To unlock:
1. Highlight and select Unlock System in the Profiles menu.
2. Highlight and select Yes to confirm that you want to unlock the system. The unlock icon
should be displayed in the channel banner.
When you attempt to access a channel that is blocked by one or more limits (and the system is
locked), you will be asked to override limits by entering the four-digit system password.
If you enter the password to override a limit, all limits are unlocked until you turn off the digital
satellite receiver. When you turn on the receiver again, the system will be locked, and the
Family profile channel list will be selected. If you want to re-lock the system without turning off
the receiver, you can select the lock icon in the channel banner.
Program/Video Unlock
If the system is locked and you want to access a blocked program without
unlocking all settings, press the remote control’s INFO button and highlight the
Lock icon in the channel banner. Make sure to check the box beside Unlock this
program only, and enter the system password. This program is no longer
blocked, but all other settings remain in effect. The unlock icon with a P should
be displayed in the channel banner.
• Use the Lock and Unlock icons in the Channel Banner to lock or unlock the
system. To access the Lock/Unlock Menu, press the INFO button on the
remote control and use the arrow buttons to select the Lock icon. Use the
remote control’s number buttons to enter the proper password and follow
on-screen instructions.
• Unlock icon: The system is unlocked. No limits are in effect. Spending,
viewing and other limits can be accessed and changed.
• Unlock (with a P) icon: The system is locked, but no limits are in effect for
the duration of the current program because a password has been entered
to override the current program’s limits. No limits can be accessed or
changed. After the program ends, the system will return to Lock status.
• Unlock (with a T) icon: The system is temporarily unlocked with no limits in
effect until the receiver is placed in standby mode. A password has been
entered to override the system limits. No limits can be accessed or changed
without entering the system password. When the system is turned off, the it
will return to Lock status.
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Choosing Your Profile
Each time you turn on the digital satellite receiver, the Family profile is selected
by default, so this should be the profile with the most restrictive limits you want
enforced across all profiles.
To select another profile:
1. Press the WHO•INPUT button to display a list of profiles.
2. Use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to select the desired profile.
Then enter the four-digit password to activate the profile.
Note: If the profile is not password protected, you can just press OK to
activate it.
The channels, spending, rating and viewing limits associated with the chosen
profile will be active only when the system is locked.
The active profile also affects what you see in the program guides. Selecting the
User Preferences icon sorts the guide to show only programs meeting the
current user profile criteria and which personal settings are used.
To change the current profile, press the WHO•INPUT button.
Personal Settings
The Personal Settings menu, accessed by pressing the 6 button in the Main
menu, lets you customize the look and feel of the active profile. Each of the
satellite system’s profiles can have individualized personal settings.
Note: If a personal profile is password protected, then that password must
be entered before changing any of the profile’s settings.
Once you have accessed the personal settings menu, select the desired profile.
You will use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to make your
selections.
The following sections explain your options when changing your personal
preferences. Follow the on-screen instructions to make changes to the system.
Name
Used to change the profile display name. This name will be displayed in the
Profiles menus as well as when the remote control’s WHO•INPUT button is
pressed.
Note: A profile’s name can be changed either by selecting the Personal
Settings in the Main menu, and then selecting Name, or in the Profiles edit
menu.
Default Guide
Lets you choose which guide appears first when you press the GUIDE button
on the remote control. The choices are Grid Guide or Detail Guide.
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Guide Sorting
Lets you choose whether the default guide is sorted numerically by channel numbers or
alphabetically by channel names.
Color Scheme
Lets you pick which colors appear in the guide and menu systems.
Translucency
Lets you choose how see-through the channel banner, the Fetch menu, and the Main menu are
when displayed. Use the remote control’s arrow buttons to access and slide the indicator bar to
make the screens more or less opaque.
Animation
Lets you select which graphics are displayed when you tune to an audio-only channel and also
lets you select the animation time-out.
Edit Fetch
Lets you choose a single function for the FETCH button on the remote control,
or to bring up a custom menu of up to 8 different features to choose from.
To create a custom Fetch menu:
1. Press MENU to bring up the Main menu.
2. Select Personal Settings,
3. Select the desired profile (each profile can have a different Fetch Menu).
4. Select Edit Fetch.
5. Select Fetch Control.
4. Select Show Fetch Menu.
6. Select Fetch List from the Edit Fetch menu.
7. Choose up to eight menu items to include in your customized menu by
checkmarking them with the OK button.
8. Press the left arrow button to confirm your selections and return to the
menu.
When you would like to access your customized menu, press the FETCH button
on the remote control.
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To assign one function to the FETCH button:
1. Press MENU to bring up the Main menu.
2. Select Personal Settings,
3. Select the desired profile (each profile can have a different Fetch Menu).
4. Select Edit Fetch.
5. Select Fetch Control.
4. Select Assign One Function.
5. Select Fetch List from the Edit Fetch menu.
TIP: Getting Help
If you ever have a question about the
menu you are in, select the on-screen
help button (?). If you have a questions
about a highlighted menu item, press
the remote control’s INFO button.
6. Choose which menu item you would like to assign to the FETCH button by
pointing and selecting.
7. Press the left arrow button to confirm your selection and return to the menu.
You may press the FETCH button on the remote control and execute the
assigned function at any time while viewing DIRECTV® programming.
INFO Help
A text block saying Press INFO to learn more pops ups by default whenever
there is a brief period of inactivity in a menu. This INFO Help menu allows you
to turn this feature on or off.
Reset
This button allows you to reset all personal settings back to the factory defaults.
System Setup
The System Setup menu allows you to get details about your system and is used
to configure system options that are not profile specific. Setup items that are
global to the digital satellite receiver include system options and dish pointing.
Assisted Setup
This feature walks you through a series of questions and is designed to quickly
get the system detecting a signal.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set the system language, get instructions on
menu navigation, select the type of satellite dish antenna used, find your dishpointing coordinates, and run a system test that initiates diagnostic procedures
on the satellite receiver system. You have the option to skip any of the steps.
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System Index
The System Index feature allows you to get detailed information about your digital satellite
receiver.
Details that can be viewed from within the System Index menu include program guide
information, details about the menu system, explanations of the remote control, front panel, and
back panel of the receiver, and even a glossary of words common when discussing digital
satellite receivers.
System Options
The System Options feature allows you to set a default on-screen display language, identify the
type of VCR to be controlled by the receiver, choose a receiver output channel (the channel that
the TV views satellite broadcasting), set up the remote control, select a default picture size,
select a Dolby Digital option, and set the time zone.
Use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to navigate through these menus, or you can
use the digit buttons on the remote control to select a numbered on-screen item.
Languages
This menu allows you to select menu and audio languages. You can choose
between English and Spanish for the menu language.
You can choose from a variety of audio languages to be heard if a program is
simulcast in that language. If that language is not available for that broadcast,
the programming will be heard in its default language.
Set VCR Type
Use the arrow, OK, and number buttons of the remote control to follow the
menu options displayed when you select the Set VCR Type menu button. These
screens will allow the digital satellite receiver to control a properly attached
VCR.
Selecting this button transfers you to a Set VCR Type menu with a scrollable list
of manufacturers displayed in alphabetical order. Scroll to the proper
manufacturer, and a list of codes appears. Use the remote control’s arrow and
OK or the corresponding number button to select one of the options.
Notes: If you select Code Search from the list of codes, the satellite system
will automatically try every code in the list until the proper one is used.
If you do not see your VCR manufacturer’s name, select Other (at the bottom
of the list) and enter the appropriate code from the “Using the Remote”
section.
Follow the on-screen instructions until the Set VCR Type feature is properly set.
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Output Channel
This feature allows you to change the channel to which the satellite receiver
broadcasts its signal. The default setting is channel 3.
Note: If you used A/V cables to connect your digital satellite receiver to your
TV, then you must use the TV’s video line input to see the satellite broadcast.
Remote Setup
This allows you to choose which remote control button will control the digital
satellite receiver. You can choose between SAT and AUX buttons. The default is
SAT.
Use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to make your choice.
RF Remote Setup
This feature allows you to configure the RF remote control’s privacy code. This
is the best way to avoid interference between your satellite receiver’s remote
control and other Thomson RF remote controls. This is helpful if you are using
two satellite receivers, each with RF remote controls.
Use the remote control’s arrow and OK buttons to make your choice. Follow
the on-screen instructions for details.
Picture Size
Selecting Picture Size allows you to select the type of TV connected to the
receiver. You can choose between Normal (4X3) or Cinema (16X9). The default
is Normal.
Dolby Digital
This menu feature allows the system’s audio output to use Dolby-Digital quality
sound. You must have the digital satellite system attached to a Dolby Digitalenabled receiver or decoder via the DIGITAL AUDIO output jacks on back of
the satellite receiver in order for this feature to work.
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Dolby Digital* Setup
Dolby Digital soundtracks (when available) provide up to six independent soundtrack channels through a
digital audio output jack. Your digital satellite receiver has a SPDIF [IEC-958] digital PCM digital audio
output jack. This can be connected to an external Digital Audio Receiver/Decoder equipped with a
compatible digital audio input (see page 14 in the Setup and Connections section for more information).
With such additional equipment, you can enjoy more dynamic and realistic sound.
Digital Satellite Recveiver
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUTPUT
OPTICAL (SPDIF)
DIGITAL AUDIO
CABLE
Digital A/V Receiver
DIGITAL
AUDIO
INPUT
CENTER
SPEAKER
FRONT
SPEAKER
(RIGHT)
FRONT
SPEAKER
(LEFT)
SUB
WOOFER
REAR
SPEAKER
(RIGHT)
REAR
SPEAKER
(LEFT)
Requirements
• Digital Audio Receiver/Decoder with a digital optical input jack.
• Programming with a digital soundtrack.
• Optical (SPDIF) cable.
• Six speakers: left front, left rear (surround), right front, right rear (surround), center and sub-woofer.
Connections
This diagram illustrates the equipment connections and home theatre speaker arrangements. Check your
equipment’s user’s manual for more detailed connection information. (Note: older digital equipment may not be
compatible with the Dolby Digital bitstream and could cause damage to ears, headphones, or speakers. Please
read the note below for more information.)
Note: This satellite receiver’s digital output jack fully complies with the international standard governing this
type of jack (IEC958), and will output digital audio signals in either PCM or Dolby Digital format. It is designed
for connection to an external Dolby Digital decoder. Older equipment, some of which is not fully compliant
with IEC958, may not be compatible with Dolby Digital. If the digital audio output is connected to a receiver
that cannot decode Dolby Digital signals, set the Dolby Digital setting in the System Options menu to PCM.
Failure to do so could create a high noise level, causing damage to headphones, speakers, or your hearing.
*
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Time Zone
Using this feature allows you to set the local time zone and to enact a DaylightSaving time option. Accurate time is necessary for Timer Recordings and Watch
and Remind features, but setting the time zone is normally automatic, and
generally does not require you to do anything.
Setting the time zone should only be done in rare circumstances, such as if the
program times are wrong after the system card has been activated.
Note: You must select an entry in the Choose your time zone field before all
menu items are displayed.
Multi-Switch Setup
This feature allows the satellite system to know if you have a multi-switch
connected to the system and to determine what type of multi-switch is used.
This feature should only be used in rare circumstances, such as when instructed
to do so by DIRECTV.
Dish Pointing
The Dish Pointing menu helps you set up your digital satellite receiver and
optimize your reception of the satellite signal.
Selecting Dish Antenna
It is important to complete each of the following steps required for your satellite
dish antenna. If you do not, you will not receive proper dish pointing
coordinates and will not be able to take full advantage of your digital satellite
receiver.
Specify the type of dish you are using:
1. Press MENU on the remote control to bring up the Main menu.
Tip
It is important to select the correct
dish type. If you do not, you will not
receive the proper dish pointing
coordinates and you will not be able
to take full advantage of your
DIRECTV System.
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2. Select System Setup, then Dish Pointing, then press OK to access the dish
pointing screen.
3. Select Dish is highlighted by default. Press the OK or right arrow button to
access the information on the right-side panel.
4. Specify the type of dish you are using: a round satellite dish or an oval
satellite dish with two or three LNBs (Low Noise Block-converter). When the
proper dish is highlighted, press OK.
Note: Changing the dish type will delete all stored Guide information while
the digital satellite receiver gets the updated Guide data. While updating
Guide information, advanced search features such as the Scout™ and
AlphaSort™ will only have a few hours of data from which to work.
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Enter Zip Code
LNBs
This feature allows you to find dish-pointing coordinates from your local zip
code.
1. In the Dish Pointing menu, use the remote control’s arrow buttons to select
Enter Zip Code.
2. Use the numeric buttons on the remote control to enter in the proper zip
code.
3. After entering the final digit, the receiver displays the dish-pointing
coordinates. For convenience, record the numbers in the spaces below.
An oval satellite dish with two LNBs
(not provided with all systems).
Note: If you have a round satellite antenna, you will not see numbers for
Tilt. Tilt applies only for satellite antennas with more than one LNB.
Tip
Azimuth is the side- to-side
direction that the satellite dish
antenna is pointed.
Dish-pointing Coordinates
Elevation ____________
Azimuth ____________
Tilt (oval satellite dish only) _____________________
Elevation is the up/down angle that
the satellite dish antenna is
pointed. Tilt is the circular rotation
of the dish itself, like the motion of
a steering wheel.
Select by City
Allows you to choose major cities from selected states to find dish-pointing
coordinates.
Enter Lat/Long
Allows you to find dish-pointing coordinates from latitude and longitude
entries. Latitudes between 20 and 55 can be entered, and longitudes between
65 and 125 can be entered.
Signal Meter
This feature allows you to determine the strength of all available signals, one at
a time. There is a separate test for each satellite from which your antenna
receives information.
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Tip
If your system fails a test, run the
system test several times before
concluding that there is a problem.
Occasional fluctuations in the phone
line or satellite signal can give
temporary false readings.
System Test
This function allows you to perform a system-level diagnostic test on the
satellite receiver. There are four sub-tests within this system test. Each one will
display results after the testing for that area is complete. The receiver’s access
card number is also displayed in this menu.
Note: While the system is testing the signal, the video will temporarily blank
out. When the tests are complete, a summary display appears.
System Info
This function displays the model and serial numbers of the receiver. It will also
display the brand name and display a features list.
Upgrades
The “RSA Secure” logo ensures that only
authorized upgrades or modifications are
delivered to your digital satellite receiver.
Your digital satellite receiver is able to receive upgrades or modifications to
some of its features and functions. These modifications will occur automatically,
usually at times when your receiver would likely be turned off. If your receiver
is on when an upgrade or modification is sent, you may experience a
disruption in reception for a minute or two. Your reception should return to
normal after the modification is complete.
Note: Your receiver must be plugged in to receive any updates. Do not
unplug your receiver while an update is in progress. Please consult the
Upgrades Menu to find a schedule of upgrades or modifications planned by
DIRECTV.
New Access Card
Selecting the New Access Card function allows you to update the digital satellite
receiver with a new access card. This is necessary on occasion when DIRECTV
sends out a new card.
Alternate Data
Selects from among the available data channels.
Interactive
This function allows you to learn more about DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™. It also
allows you to setup an account for the free service, review transactions and
messages, and to change settings.
*RSATM Secure and the RSATM Secure logo are trademarks of RSA Data Security, Inc.
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Information
Chapter Overview:
• Troubleshooting
• Finding the TV’s Video Line Input
• Running the System Test
• Limited Warranty
• Accessory Order Form
• Index
Changing Entertainment. Again.
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only
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Troubleshooting
Many problems can be corrected by performing a simple reset of the digital satellite receiver. If
you experience the following:
• Image freezes
• Blank screen
• Audio freezes
• Won’t respond to front panel or remote
try this: press and hold the INFO and right arrow buttons for at least three seconds. If the
problems persist, try unplugging the digital satellite receiver for 15 seconds to 2 minutes and
then plug it in again.
Running the System Test (later in this section) can also help you diagnose and solve many
common problems.
Digital Satellite Receiver Problems
Wrong picture
The digital satellite receiver and most VCRs let you toggle between signals. If you don’t see the
signal you think you should be seeing, try using these buttons to toggle between the signals:
• Press the TV/VCR button on the VCR remote or on the VCR’s front panel.
• Press the ANTENNA button on the remote control.
Taking either of the above actions lets you switch the source of the video signal from satellite
signals to the off-air antenna or cable signal, and vice versa.
• You may not have installed your satellite dish antenna properly.
Refer to the dish pointing instructions in the Menu section of this book and the installation
guide that came with your satellite dish antenna.
Problems with Caller ID
• Most wireless phone jacks will function properly with Caller ID. However to verify proper
Caller ID operation, directly connect the phone line to a standard wall-mount phone jack.
Light flashes on front panel
• You have unread Caller ID messages. Highlight and select Messages from the Main menu,
and then select Caller ID List to see a list of sequential Caller ID information. Once you
access your messages, the L.E.D. flashing will stop.
Receiver will not turn on
• Check to make sure it is plugged in.
• Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is “live” by plugging in
something else.
• Maybe batteries in remote control are “dead.”
• Maybe remote control is not aimed at remote sensor.
• Unplug the receiver. Wait five minutes. Plug it in again.
Turns off while playing
• Electronic protection circuit may have been activated because of a power surge. Wait 30
seconds and then turn on again. If this happens frequently, the voltage in your house may
be abnormally high or low.
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Satellite receiver turns on or changes channels unexpectedly
• Scheduled Watch or Record timer has been activated.
Blank screen
• Your satellite receiver may be hooked incorrectly to the TV. Change channels using the
satellite receiver’s front panel buttons to see if the channel banner appears. If it does not,
check the Setup and Connections section for instructions about connecting your satellite
receiver.
Partial programming loss
• Your multiple LNB satellite antenna may be incorrectly configured. Change the dish type set in
your receiver’s preferences. Press the MENU button on the remote control, then select System
Setup. In the next menus, select Dish Pointing, and then Select Dish. From the Select Dish
display, make sure the proper antenna is selected (round, or oval with 2 LNBs, or oval with 3
LNBs.
Remote Control Problems
Problems with the remote control
• Maybe something is between the remote control and the remote sensor.
• Maybe the remote control is not in SAT mode. Press the SAT (or, if your remote is older,
SAT1 or DIRECTV) button so the remote will control the digital satellite receiver.
• Remember to press the OK button after entering a channel number that is less than four
digits long.
• Maybe batteries in the remote control are weak, dead or installed incorrectly. Try replacing
batteries. (Note that when you replace the batteries you may have to reprogram your remote
to control other devices.)
• Remove batteries; press and hold the 1 button for at least 60 seconds to drain the
microprocessor inside the remote control. Release number 1, replace the batteries, and (if
necessary) reprogram the remote.
• If you are trying to operate a device other than the digital satellite receiver that you have
programmed the remote to control, make sure you press the corresponding device button
(DVD, VCR2, etc.) first.
TV or VCR Problems
Blank screen
• Maybe the component connected to the input jacks is not turned on.
• Try another channel.
TV turns on or changes channels unexpectedly
• A scheduled Watch or Record Timer has been activated.
VCR turns on or off unexpectedly
• A timer may be set to record. The timer will automatically turn the VCR on and off.
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Finding the TV’s Video Input
Channel
TV
Button
ON • OFF
VCR1
DVD
VCR2
Note: If your TV is connected with just coaxial cables, you only need to tune
to channel 3 or 4.
TV
SAT
AUX
SKIP
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
If you used audio/video cables to connect your TV to the digital satellite
receiver, you must tune your TV to the video input channel to view DIRECTV®
programming and menus. There are just as many ways to access a TV’s video
input channel as there are brands and models of TVs. Below are some things
you can try.
• If your TV brand is RCA, GE, or PROSCAN, press TV on the remote control
that came with your digital satellite receiver. Then press the WHO•INPUT
button on the remote.
• If your TV brand is not RCA, GE, or PROSCAN, consult your TV Owner’s
Manual.
(-)
OK
If you cannot find your TV Owner’s Manual, you will have to investigate. You
might access the TV’s video input channel by:
MENU
WHO•
INPUT
Button
CLEAR
• pressing a button on the remote control
1
2
3
• finding it through the TV’s menu system
4
5
6
• tuning directly to it by pressing a specific channel number
7
8
9
• going through all channels in the list by pressing the channel up or down
buttons on the TV.
WHO•INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
FORWARD
The box below lists of some of the different ways manufacturers label the video
input channel.
PAUSE
Video Line Input Variations
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Button/switch
on the TV
Button on the
TV Remote
Channel #
VIDEO
SIGNAL
VID 1
VID 2
S-VID
S-VIDEO
VID 1
LINE
VID
VIDEO
S-VID
INPUT
SOURCE
AUX
00
90
91
92
VID 1
VID 2
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Running the System Test
The System Test allows you to run a basic diagnostics check on your digital satellite receiver. If
you are experiencing any trouble with your receiver, run the system test. It will also allow you to
get your access card number or to initiate diagnostic procedures on your digital satellite receiver.
First make sure that:
• all connections—jacks, cables, etc.—are correctly in place. See Chapter One, Setup and
Connections, for more information.
• There are batteries in the remote control, and they are working correctly.
• The access card is installed in the digital satellite receiver.
Follow these steps to run the diagnostics system test on your digital satellite receiver.
1. Turn on your TV and the digital satellite receiver.
2. Press the SAT button to put the remote control in satellite receiver-controlling mode, then press
MENU to bring up the Main menu.
3. Select System Setup.
5. Select System Test.
6. If your system does not pass the system test, check any of these potential trouble areas:
cabling, pointing the satellite dish, phone connection, and access card.
7. If you continue to have problems, call RCA Customer Service at 1-800-679-4776.
You should run a system test several times before concluding that there is a problem. Occasional
fluctuations in the phone line or satellite signal can give temporary false readings.
Fine-Tuning the Signal
If you self-installed your satellite dish antenna, you may have already used the Assisted Setup to
find the dish-pointing coordinates, acquire and fine-tune the signal, and run a system test.
If you need to run the Assisted Setup again, select System Setup from the Main menu, then select
Assisted Setup.
If you just want to check your dish-pointing coordinates or run the signal strength meter, select
System Setup from the Main menu, then select Dish Pointing.
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Limited Warranty
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• 90 days from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor.
• 91 days to 1 year from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.
• The warranty for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever
comes first.
What we will do:
• During the initial 90 days:
Exchange the defective receiver with a new or, at our option, refurbished unit.
• After the 90 days and within one year:
Exchange the defective receiver with a new or, at our option, refurbished unit. We will charge you a flat exchange cost
to replace a defective receiver. This charge covers the labor cost for its repair.
How you get service:
• Call 1-800-679-4776 and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready. The model/serial number
information is on the back of your receiver.
• A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone.
• If the representative determines that you should receive a replacement receiver you will be provided with a Service
Request (SR) number and the location of a nearby exchange point if one exists. No returns will be accepted without the
SR number.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within the
warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also required.
Option I:
1. Provide your Discover, MasterCard or Visa account number and expiration date to your phone representative. This is for
security purposes only and your account will not be charged at this time.
2. We will send you a replacement unit.
3. If you return the unit to us within 14 days from the date you were provided a SR number, only items not covered by
warranty will be charged to your account. If your unit is not received within 14 days, the suggested retail value of the
receiver will be charged to your credit card. This amount will be credited, less a $10 handling fee, if the unit is
subsequently received.
4. Ship your defective unit back to us using the replacement unit’s carton. Shipping instructions will be included on the
carton along with your SR number which will allow you to easily ship the unit back to us. Make sure you insure your
shipment in case of damage or loss. Include with the shipment:
• Evidence of purchase date such as a bill of sale.
• A brief note describing your receiver problem.
• Your name, address and phone number.
Option II:
1. For a fee of $10.00, we will send a replacement unit to our exchange point.
2. The exchange location will notify you of its arrival.
3. Take your unit and evidence of purchase date, such as a bill of sale, to the exchange location and you will be provided
the new or refurbished unit. Please retain all accessories such as the remote control hand unit and access card.
4. If the repairs are covered by your warranty, you will not be billed.
Thomson assumes no responsibility for warranty shipments from the customer to the factory if not shipped in
the manner prescribed by Thomson.
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To receive a replacement receiver after we have received your unit:
• Write the SR number on the outside of the carton used to return the unit. Make sure you insure your shipment in case
of damage or loss.
• Carefully pack the unit using the original box and packing material if possible. Please retain all accessories that were
included with your unit such as the remote control hand unit and access card.
• Include with the shipment:
1. Evidence of purchase date such as a bill of sale.
2. A brief note describing your receiver problem.
3. Your name, address and phone number.
• The representative will advise the address to mail a cashier’s check or money order for payment if there are any out of
warranty labor or parts charges, and you elect not to use your credit card.
• After we receive your product, a new or refurbished unit will be shipped to you.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any additional
information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
• Adjustment of customer controls.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial
purposes.
• Batteries.
• Units purchased, serviced or operated outside the continental U.S.A. and Alaska.
• Loss of programming.
• Installation.
• Shipping damage if the unit was not packed and shipped in the manner prescribed by Thomson.
• Storage fees may be charged by the exchange point if you fail to pick up the replacement unit in a timely manner.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you
should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY
INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE
GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE
LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS
PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How state law relates to warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. See your dealer for warranty information.
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FCC Registration Information
Your digital satellite receiver is registered with the Federal Communications Commission and is in compliance with parts 15B
and 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.
1. Notification to the Local Telephone Company.
On the back of this equipment is a label indicating among other information, the FCC Registration number and Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN) for the equipment. You must, upon request, provide this information to your telephone
company.
The REN is useful to determine the number of devices you may connect to your telephone line and still have all these
devices ring when your telephone number is called. In most (but not all) areas, the sum of the RENs of all devices
connected to one line should not exceed 5. To be certain of the number of devices you may connect to your line as
determined by the REN, you should contact your local telephone company.
Note: This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company. Party lines are subject to state
tariffs, and therefore you may not be able to use your own telephone equipment if you are on a party line. Check with
your local telephone company. Notice must be given to the telephone company upon permanent disconnection of your
equipment from your line.
2. Rights of the Telephone Company.
Should your equipment cause trouble on your line which may harm the telephone network, the telephone company shall,
where practicable, notify you that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. Where prior notice is not
practicable and the circumstances warrant such action, the telephone company may temporarily discontinue service
immediately. In case of such temporary discontinuance, the telephone company must: (1) promptly notify you of such
temporary discontinuance (2) afford you the opportunity to correct the situation and (3) inform you of your right to bring
a complaint to the Commission pursuant to procedures set forth in Subpart E of Part 68, FCC Rules and Regulations.
The telephone company may make changes in its communications facilities, equipment, operations of procedures where
such action is required in the operation of its business and not inconsistent with FCC Rules and Regulations. If these
changes are expected to affect the use or performance of your telephone equipment, the telephone company must give you
adequate notice, in writing, to allow you to maintain uninterrupted service.
FCC Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name: RCA
Model(s): DRD450RG, DRD451RG, DRD450RGA, DRD451RGA
Equipment Classification: TV Interface Device
Responsible Party: Thomson multimedia, Inc.
10330 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46290
Telephone 1-(317) 415-4151
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 and
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect this equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Accessory Order Form
Description
Part No.
Price
Qty Total
RG-6 Coaxial Cable
RG-6 Coaxial Burial
Cable with
weatherproof “F”
connectors comes in a
variety of lengths.
S-Video Cable comes in
12 foot lengths.
12 feet
DT12C
$14.95
25 feet
DT25C
$24.95
50 feet
DT50C
$39.95
S-Video Cable 12 feet
DT12S
$19.95
Weatherproof “F” Connector (2)
D905
$5.95
Optical/SPDIF Cable (3-ft)
DV3
$15.95
Optical/SPDIF Cable (6-ft)
DV6
$19.95
TVRO Bullet Amplifier
D903
$22.95
Self-Installer’s Kit
DKIT96
$69.95
Remote Control CRK76SG3
247047
$33.10
Surge Protector
SCTV1650
$49.95
Wireless Modem Jack
RC930
$99.95
Self-Installer’s Kit
contains all the cable
and hardware needed
to install the dish and
connect the system.
ON • OFF
VCR1
DVD
VCR2
TV
SAT
AUX
SKIP
MUTE
VOL
VOL
CH +
CH FETCH
GO BACK
GUIDE
INFO
(-)
OK
MENU
CLEAR
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
9
WHO•INPUT
ANTENNA
0
REVERSE
PLAY
RECORD
STOP
FORWARD
Remote Control
replaces a lost remote.
Or, order a second
remote for convenience.
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Eight outlet surge
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Glossary
Automatic Code Search
A method to program the remote control by using a series of preset codes. Programming the
remote control is necessary to operate other components.
Channel Banner
A transparent banner at the top of the picture allows direct access to the key features of your
digital satellite receiver including viewing suggestions, The Guardian™ channel locking system,
on-screen message display, and the Scout™ keyword/phrase and the AlphaSort™ alphabetical
search features. Press the INFO button on the remote control while watching normal
programming to display the Channel Banner. Highlight and select the desired icon using the
remote control’s arrow and OK buttons.
Direct Entry
A method to program the remote control by using codes from a list provided in the instruction
manual. Programming the remote control is necessary to operate other components.
Interactive TV
A service that lets you use the satellite receivers remote control to access up-to-the-minute news,
sports, financial information, weather, program trivia, free offers, and shopping– all while you
watch TV.
Program Guides
A list of available programming shown on-screen when you press the remote control’s GUIDE
button. Program guides display information that is contained in broadcaster signals. Your digital
satellite receiver can display several types of program guides including an Advanced Program
Guide™ which stores up to three days of programming information and an information guide
which lists five different channels of programming at a glance.
RSA Software Upgrades via Satellite
The digital satellite receiver is able to modify some of its features and functions with
downloaded RSA-secure upgrades or modifications. RSA-secure downloads ensure that only
authorized upgrades are delivered to your RCA digital satellite receiver.
Universal Remote Control
Description: A remote control that provides complete satellite system operation, and primary
function control of most brands of remote-controllable TVs, VCRs, and cable boxes.
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Index
A
D
M
R
Access card
number 20
Accessories 71
Accessory Order Form 71
AlphaSort button 31, 38
Arrows on remote 22
Assisted setup 19, 67
Attractions Guide 35
Audio Hum 6
Audio/Video jacks/cables
15
AUX button 22
Deleting calls 46
Deleting purchases 46
Detail Guide 32
DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™
2, 32
Dish Pointing 60
Dolby Digital 1, 14
DVD button 22
Mail
checking 43
deleting 43
icon 31
MENU button 22
Menu system 40
icons 48
Menus
Profiles 49
Program Guide 42
Timers 48
Messages 43
Caller ID 46
Movies icon 37
MUTE button 22
Rating limit 51
RECORD button 26, 49
Recording 9, 11, 13
with timers 48
Remote Control 1
universal 1
Remote control
buttons 22
codes 27
modes 26
Reviewing purchases 46
RF jacks/cables 15
RSA-secure downloads 2
Fetch 55
button 22
Front panel light 45
O
G
P
Glossary 73
GO BACK button 22
Grid Guide 32
GUIDE button 22, 32
Power Surges 6
Problems, solving 64
Profiles
channel lists 50
menu 41, 49
rating limit 51
spending limits 51
viewing hours 51
Program guides
anatomy 42
anatomy of 30
Attractions Guide 35
Channel Guide 35
Detail Guide 32
Grid Guide 32
Logo Guide 35
scrolling 33, 38
sorting 36
tuning to a program 34
Programming
remote control 27
Purchases
cancelling 46
menu 41, 46
previewing 47
reviewing 46
spending limits 47
S-Video 15
Satellite Receiver
code list 28
Scout 38
Scrolling 33, 38
Set VCR type 18
SKIP button 23
Software Upgrades 2, 73
Sorting by
AlphaSort icon 38
Movies icon 37
Scout icon 38
Sports icon 37
Spending limits 47, 51
Sports icon 37
System
lock 52
options 56
test 56, 67
unlock 53
B
Batteries 17
Buttons 22
C
Cable Box
code list 28
Caller ID
banner 45
list 46
receiving calls 45
Cancelling purchases 46
Cautions i 2
Channel Banner 1
Channel banner 31
Channel Guide 35
Channel lists 50
add channels 50
delete channels 50
CLEAR button 22
Code list
Cable Box 28
Satellite Receiver 28
VCR 28
Codes
remote control 27
Connections 16, 24
jacks and cables 15
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E
Exiting
menus 40, 46
F
I
I icon. See DIRECTV INTERACTIVE
Icons 30, 31, 37, 48
INFO button 22
Interference 6
K
Key Features 1
L
LED light 22
Locking
a profile 52
the system 51, 52
Logo Guide 35
Look and feel 54
Overheating 6
S
T
Telephone icon 31
Timers 48
Troubleshooting 64
Tuning to a program 34
TV button 23
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Index
U
Universal Remote Control
1, 73
Unlocking
the system 53
User Preferences 36
V
VCR
code list 28
Controller 15
recording 23, 26, 48
remote button 23
set type 19
Video input channel 9, 11
Viewing hours limit 51
W
WHO•INPUT button 23
Wink. See DIRECTV INTERACTIVE
WINK Communications 2
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If your digital satellite receiver needs service, please contact
your dealer or the nearest Service Center from the Yellow
Pages. Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis
address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only
add delays in service for your product.
The software used to display images in this
product is based in part on the work of the
Independent JPEG Group.
Thomson multimedia Inc.
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