Magic TV HDTV Receiver Operating instructions

In-Motion Satellite System
with built-in DVB for positive satellite identification
Model 9754
Model 9754-LP
Installation and Operating Instructions
®
Digital TV Solutions for Mobile Markets
11200 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55438-2453
Phone: (952) 922-6889
Fax: (952) 922-8424
www.kingcontrols.com
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IMPORTANT!
The satellite TV market is expanding and changing. The information in this manual was accurate at the time
of printing. If your King-Dome does not operate as outlined in this manual please call King Controls at (952)
922-6889 or visit our website at www.kingcontrols.com.
This King-Dome is factory pre-set for DIRECTV® standard digital programming broadcast from the
101° W satellite. If you also receive your local channels from DIRECTV’s 119 satellite or if you subscribe to
Dish Network® or Bell TV programming, you must re-configure the antenna to work with your satellite service.
Doing this will allow the King-Dome to lock on the correct satellites to receive your programming and
also enable automatic satellite switching via the receiver’s remote control for multi-satellite service.
Antenna configuration is a one time procedure that MUST BE COMPLETED before using your King-Dome
antenna. Configuration may be done with the supplied wall mount controller or the #1844 Keypad
(dealer tool). See the antenna configuration section in this manual for specific instructions.
The King-Dome can receive available HDTV programming from DIRECTV Ku band satellites at 101° and 119°.
It will not receive channels broadcast from DIRECTV’s Ka band satellites at 99° and 103°.
Please read this entire manual before beginning the installation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Contents
Page
1.
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................2
2.
DEFINITION OF TERMS ...............................................................................................3
3.
INSTALLATION .........................................................................................................4-12
4.
ANTENNA CONFIGURATION ................................................................................13-29
5.
OPERATION ...........................................................................................................30-33
6.
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................................34
7.
MAINTENANCE ...........................................................................................................35
8.
LIMITED WARRANTY .................................................................................................36
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DIRECTV is a registered trademark of DIRECTV, Inc.
Dish Network is an official trademark of Echostar Communications Corporation.
Bell TV is an official trademark of Bell Canada.
DVB is a trademark of the DVB Digital Video Broadcast Project (1991-1996).
HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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SECTION 1
INTRODUCTION
The King-Dome Automatic Satellite System includes 2 main components (Fig. 1).
Dome (Antenna) Unit
Located on the roof of the vehicle. The antenna is covered by a
protective dome that keeps operational components free from the
elements.
Controller
Located in the vehicle. Activates the search mode and provides
limited diagnostic functions using the status light.
Note: A TV, satellite receiver, and program subscription are also required for satellite TV viewing (sold separately).
Fig. 1
Note: Overview only.
See Installation Section for specific
wiring diagrams.
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SECTION 2
DEFINITION OF TERMS
AZIMUTH: Circular rotation around the vehicle. Using a clock as reference, the front of the
vehicle is 12:00, and the rear is 6:00 (Fig. 2).
Fig. 2
ELEVATION: Angle in degrees measured from a level plane (Fig. 3).
Fig. 3
SIGNAL STRENGTH: Intensity of electronic signal received from the satellite transmission.
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SECTION 3
INSTALLATION
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED
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drill and drill bit set
tape measure
7/16” open end wrench (coax connections)
adhesive sealant (compatible with roof material)
appropriate fasteners to install all components and wiring
5/32” allen wrench, channel lock or pliers (to remove shipping bolts)
wire cutter (to remove shipping tie strap)
Optional: #1844 King Controls Keypad
#1844 Keypad
KIT CONTENTS
1. Unpack and identify all components (Fig. 4).
Fig. 4
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KIT CONTENTS
IMPORTANT! The tie strap and spacer, and the shipping bolts and washers must be removed from the bottom
of the dome unit prior to installation. DO NOT REMOVE THE DOME COVER TO REMOVE THESE
SHIPPING RESTRAINTS.
YOU MUST PLUG THE SHIPPING BOLT HOLES WITH THE SUPPLIED PLUGS (ATTACHED TO
TIE STRAP SHIPPING RESTRAINT).
2. Remove and discard the tie strap and spacer (KEEP RUBBER PLUGS AND GREASE
PACKET), and the 2 bolts and 2 washers that pass through the bottom of the base (Fig. 5).
3. Insert provided plugs into holes that were occupied by the shipping bolts. Inserted plugs
should be flush with base (Fig. 5).
Fig. 5
IMPORTANT!
After removing shipping bolts, firmly
insert plugs into holes. Plugs should
be flush with base.
IMPORTANT!
Remove and discard Tie
Strap and Plastic Spacer
prior to installation.
KEEP RUBBER PLUGS
AND GREASE PACKET.
IMPORTANT!
Remove and discard
Shipping Bolts and
Washers prior to
installation.
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DOME UNIT LOCATION
4. Select an area on the roof for the dome unit and the location where the wiring will enter the
vehicle through the roof to the satellite receiver, controller, and 12 volt power source inside,
using the following criteria:
a) A shorter distance between the dome unit and the satellite receiver is most desirable.
b) The dome unit requires a 28 inch diameter mounting area.
c) The dome unit should be mounted on the centerline of the vehicle.
d) There must be no “line of sight” obstructions. Air conditioning units, other antennas, and
storage areas that are too close to the dome unit may prevent the satellite signal from
reaching the antenna (Fig. 6).
Fig.6
10”
APPROXIMATE
MINIMUM DISTANCE
TO DOME EDGE
8”
11”
10”
12”
12”
13”
14”
14”
16”
15”
18”
16”
20”
HEIGHT OF
OBSTRUCTION
IMPORTANT! For installations on trucks with air shields, a bracket must be used for mounting the dome unit.
The dome unit MUST be mounted to the air ride cab: NEVER to any structure mounted directly
to the frame.
See bracket instructions for proper installation (Fig. 7).
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Fig. 7
Example of truck installation using bracket.
See bracket instructions for proper installation.
IMPORTANT! The dome unit MUST be mounted to the air ride cab: NEVER to any structure
mounted directly to the frame.
DOME UNIT INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT! Make sure shipping restraints are removed from bottom of dome unit and plugs are
inserted in holes (Fig. 5, Page 5).
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Cable connections must ALWAYS be positioned facing the rear of vehicle.
5. Place dome unit on installation location chosen using the criteria discussed in the previous
section. Shipping restraints must be removed, plugs must be inserted in holes (Fig. 5,
Page 5), and cable connections must be positioned facing rear of vehicle.
6. The dome unit must be positioned so that both feet on each side of the vehicle are equal
distances from the roof edge. This should be checked by measuring the distance from each
foot to the roof edge. Confirm that these measurements are equal (Fig. 8).
Fig. 8
IMPORTANT!
Cable connections
must always face
REAR of vehicle.
IMPORTANT! The dome unit should never be mounted so that it is tilted more
than two degrees in any direction.
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Note: The installer is responsible for determining the most appropriate fastener to secure the dome unit to the roof.
Depending on the roof material, fasteners such as lag screws, well nuts, sheet metal screws, toggle bolts and
T anchors may be used, and should always be used in combination with a roof compatible sealant.
IMPORTANT! The installer is responsible for weatherproofing all holes with sealant.
7. Mount the dome unit. Use the pre-drilled holes in the mounting feet as a guide to install the
fasteners into the roof. Use additional fasteners whenever necessary.
8. Test that the dome unit is secure by pulling upward from each foot location.
EXTERNAL WIRING
9. Plug external wire harness into wiring port on back of dome unit and tighten connection until
it clicks past the detent lock (Fig. 9).
Note: The King-Dome is wired for multiple receiver support. There are two coax ports on the back of the dome unit.
The one labeled “MAIN” MUST be connected to the main receiver in vehicle. This is the receiver that will
control automatic satellite switching if applicable. The one labeled “AUX” can be used for an additional receiver.
IMPORTANT! You must fill the ends of all external coax cables with the supplied dielectric grease.
Failure to do so will void product warranty.
10. Fill end of coax cable that will connect to the MAIN port on the dome unit with supplied
dielectric grease. Connect this end of the coax cable to the MAIN port and tighten
connection (Fig. 9). DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
If using a second (auxiliary) receiver, fill end of second coax cable and connect it to the AUX
port. Tighten connection. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
Fig. 9
IMPORTANT!
The alignment tabs on the
wiring port and the external
wire harness plug must
match up when engaging
plug onto port.
YOU MUST TIGHTEN THE
PLUG UNTIL IT CLICKS
PAST THE DETENT LOCK.
(A channel lock pliers may
be used to tighten the
connection.)
IMPORTANT!
Fill ends of coax cables with supplied dielectric grease.
Failure to do so will void product warranty.
Coax connections should be snug. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
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11. Run wires from the back of the dome unit to the roof edge, then along edge to location where
wiring will be fed into the vehicle. If installing an optional auxiliary receiver, run auxiliary coax
to location where it will enter the vehicle. Secure wiring to roof every 12-18 inches (Fig. 10).
IMPORTANT! SEALANT MUST BE ROOF COMPATIBLE.
Installer is responsible for determining proper roof compatible fasteners for cable entry cover.
Roof holes for cables must be sealed so they are completely waterproof. Mounting holes,
perimeter of cable entry cover and cable opening of cable entry cover must be sealed so they
are completely waterproof.
12. Drill 3/4” hole through the roof and into the cabinet where receiver is stored. Feed wiring
down through hole. Seal opening with roof compatible sealant so that it is completely
waterproof (inside and outside of the 3/4” hole). Repeat for auxiliary coax if present.
13. Fasten cable entry cover to roof. Seal mounting holes, perimeter of cover and cable opening
so they are completely waterproof.
Fig. 10
TYPICAL ROOF INSTALLATION - OVERHEAD VIEW
IMPORTANT!
Sealant must be roof compatible.
14. Remove blue protective sheet and red “position to rear” sticker from the dome unit.
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INTERNAL WIRING
Note: Using multiple receivers is not recommended for multi-satellite services where automatic satellite switching is
desired.
Components and wiring supplied with the 9754/9754-LP are shown in black.
Existing components and wiring or those sold separately are shown in gray.
15. Choose your desired wiring configuration:
DIRECTV / Bell TV
(single satellite)
Fig. 11, Page 11
DIRECTV / Dish Network / Bell TV
(2 or more satellites with auto switching)
Fig. 12, Page 12
16. Inside the vehicle, make the connections as shown in the wiring diagrams, keeping in mind
the following important points:
a) The connection between the dome unit and the receiver must be a direct connection
with no devices in between.
b) Power connection must be a non-shared circuit. Excessive current draw on the circuit
will cause the unit to operate improperly. Power and ground connections must be made
after the wires are connected to the dome unit.
c) If fusing the circuit, the fuse must be rated at 7.5 amps.
d) HDTV receivers require HDMIor component video/audio cable connection to TV
(sold separately).
17. When installation is complete, go to Section 4, ANTENNA CONFIGURATION on page 13.
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Fig. 11
DIRECTV / Bell TV
King-Dome Models 9754, 9754-LP & 9754-LP-HD
Single satellite
IMPORTANT!
Main coax cable must be
connected to 18V input on
multi-switch.
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Fig. 12
DIRECTV / Dish Network / Bell TV
King-Dome 9754, 9754-LP & 9754-LP-HD
2 or more satellites with auto switching
Note:
Using multiple receivers is
not recommended for
multi-satellite services where
automatic satellite switching
is desired.
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SECTION 4
ANTENNA CONFIGURATION
The King-Dome is factory pre-set for DIRECTV standard digital programming broadcast from the
101° W satellite.
If you also receive your local channels from DIRECTV’s 119 satellite or if you subscribe to Dish
Network or Bell TV programming, you must re-configure the antenna to work with your satellite
service. Doing this will allow the King-Dome to lock on the correct satellites to receive your
programming and also enable automatic satellite switching via the receiver’s remote control for
multi-satellite service.
Antenna configuration is a one time procedure that MUST BE COMPLETED before using your
King-Dome antenna.
To configure your antenna, follow these steps:
1. SATELLITE SERVICE OPTIONS
Determine the service you want to program (pages 14-15).
2. ANTENNA CONFIGURATION
Configure the antenna for the service you chose in step 1.
You can use either:
A) the supplied wall mount controller (page 16).
or
B) keypad #1844 (page 23).
#1844
Diagnostic Keypad
3. DISH AND BELL TV CHECK SWITCH PROCEDURE
For all Dish Network and Bell TV services:
Configure your receiver for mobile use by running a check switch (page 27).
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STEP 1: SATELLITE SERVICE OPTIONS
DIRECTV
Single Satellite 101
Receive programming from the DIRECTV 101 satellite only.
DIRECTV Plus: 101, 119
Receive standard digital programming from the 101, and locals from the 119, and
automatically switch between the two.
IMPORTANT! The King-Dome can receive available HDTV programming from DIRECTV Ku band satellites at
101° and 119°. It will not receive channels broadcast from DIRECTV’s Ka band satellites at 99°
and 103°.
BELL TV
(May not be available in all areas due to geographic variance in satellite signal strength.)
Standard Digital 91
Receive programming from the 91 satellite only.
HDTV 82/91 and HDTV 82/91 Alternate
Automatically switch between the 82 and 91 satellites for Bell TV by using the receiver’s
remote control.
Choose the HDTV 82/91 option. If you can not lock onto the satellites in step 2 of the
check switch procedure (page 27), you may get better results by choosing the HDTV 82/91
Alternate. The HDTV 82/91 Alternate is for STATIONARY USE ONLY.
Note: Tracking satellites is only possible with adequate signal strength.
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DISH NETWORK
Dish 500
Automatically switch between the 110 and 119 satellites for Dish Network Standard Digital
Service by simply changing channels with the receiver’s remote control.
Dish HD Eastern Arc
Automatically switch between the 61.5 and 72 satellites for Dish Network by simply
changing channels with the receiver’s remote control.
Dish HD Eastern and Western Arc with Locals
Dish Network HD programming is broadcast from multiple satellites including these two
trios: the Dish HD Western Arc Trio - 110, 119, 129 satellites, and the Dish HD Eastern Arc
Trio - 61.5, 72, 77 satellites. The map below shows the approximate coverage for each trio.
(Note: With the Eastern Arc Trio, you cannot receive programming from the 77
satellite while in motion.)
The King-Dome antenna can be easily configured to work with either trio. By choosing the
appropriate trio based on where you are, you can receive all of your desired programming.
Dish HD Western and Eastern Arc Trio
Coverage Map
Note: This map is an
approximation only. Which trio
works best in a given location
may differ from what is indicated
on the map.
Dish HD Alternate with Locals
Choose this option for satellites 61.5, 110, and 119 only if you are unable to view
your programming with Dish HD Western Arc or Dish HD Eastern Arc with Locals.
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STEP 2-A: ANTENNA CONFIGURATION
USING WALL MOUNT CONTROLLER
Note: If using the keypad for programming, go to page 23.
On pages 17-21, find your service and follow the instructions in the box.
DIRECTV
Single Satellite 101 (Factory Pre-set) . . . . . . . .Page 17
DIRECTV Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 17
Dish Network
Dish 500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18
Dish HD Eastern Arc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18
Dish HD Western Arc with Locals . . . . . . . . . . .Page 19
Dish HD Eastern Arc with Locals . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 19
Dish HD Alternate with Locals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 20
Bell TV
Bell TV Standard Digital 91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 20
Bell TV HDTV 82/91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 21
Bell TV HDTV 82/91 Alternate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 21
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DIRECTV ANTENNA CONFIGURATION
Single Satellite 101
The King-Dome is factory pre-set for the DIRECTV 101 satellite. Unless the antenna has been configured for
another option since leaving the factory, PERFORM STEP 5 ONLY.
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 16 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the
button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. Set your receiver for round dish-1 satellite (do this through the receiver’s satellite
set-up menu screens). Configuration is complete. Go to page 30.
DIRECTV Plus (satellites 101, 119)
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 8 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the
button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. Set your receiver for oval dish-2 satellites (do this through the receiver’s satellite
set-up menu screens).
If you have an H23 receiver, choose the following dish configuration settings.
Dish Type: 02: 3-LNB (18”x20”), Switch Type: 02:Multiswitch.
Configuration is complete. Go to page 30.
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DISH NETWORK ANTENNA CONFIGURATION
DISH 500 (satellites 110, 119)
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 12 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the
button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. After you have successfully configured the antenna, you must configure your
receiver for mobile use.
To configure your receiver, GO TO PAGE 27 AND RUN THE CHECK SWITCH.
DISH HD Eastern Arc (satellites 61.5, 72)
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 36 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the ON button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. After you have successfully configured the antenna, you must configure your
receiver for mobile use.
To configure your receiver, GO TO PAGE 27 AND RUN THE CHECK SWITCH.
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DISH HD Western Arc with Locals (satellites 110, 119, 129)
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 20 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the
button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. After you have successfully configured the antenna, you must configure your
receiver for mobile use.
To configure your receiver, GO TO PAGE 27 AND RUN THE CHECK SWITCH.
DISH HD Eastern Arc with Locals (satellites 61.5, 72, 77)
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 12 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the
button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. After you have successfully configured the antenna, you must configure your
receiver for mobile use.
To configure your receiver, GO TO PAGE 27 AND RUN THE CHECK SWITCH.
DISH NETWORK ANTENNA CONFIGURATION-continued on next page.
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DISH HD Alternate with Locals (satellites 61.5, 110, 119)
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 16 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the
button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. After you have successfully configured the antenna, you must configure your
receiver for mobile use.
To configure your receiver, GO TO PAGE 27 AND RUN THE CHECK SWITCH.
BELL TV ANTENNA CONFIGURATION
Bell TV Standard Digital 91 (satellite 91)
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 8 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the
button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. After you have successfully configured the antenna, you must configure your
receiver for mobile use.
To configure your receiver, GO TO PAGE 27 AND RUN THE CHECK SWITCH.
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Bell TV HDTV 82/91 (satellites 82, 91)
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 32 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the ON button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. After you have successfully configured the antenna, you must configure your
receiver for mobile use.
To configure your receiver, GO TO PAGE 27 AND RUN THE CHECK SWITCH.
Bell TV HDTV 82/91 Alternate (satellites 82, 91)
STATIONARY USE ONLY
1. On the King-Dome controller, press and release the
ON button. Wait for the status light to flash orange,
and then WAIT 4 MORE SECONDS.
2. Press and release the ON button 36 times.
The status light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Press and hold the
button for 4 seconds.
The status light will turn orange for 1 second,
and then start flashing green or red.
4. Press OFF.
5. After you have successfully configured the antenna, you must configure your
receiver for mobile use.
To configure your receiver, GO TO PAGE 27 AND RUN THE CHECK SWITCH.
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STEP 2-B: ANTENNA CONFIGURATION
USING KEYPAD #1844
Note: If using the wall mount controller for programming, go to page 16.
Find your service in the chart below.
Determine your Switching Mode and Provider Code, and then go to page 24.
SWITCHING MODE AND PROVIDER CODE CHART
Satellites
Switching
Mode
Provider
Code
101
02
01
101, 119
16
01
Dish 500 (SW21 Switch)
110, 119
26
10
Dish HD Eastern Arc (SW21 Switch)
61.5, 72
26
62
Dish HD Western Arc with Locals (SW64 Switch)
110, 119, 129
62
10
Dish HD Eastern Arc with Locals (SW64 Switch)1
61.5, 72, 77
62
62
61.5, 110, 119
66
10
91
02
91
Bell TV HDTV 82/91
82, 91
26
82
Bell TV HDTV 82/91 Alternate2
82, 91
26
91
Service
DIRECTV3
Single Satellite 101 (Factory Preset)
DIRECTV Plus
Dish Network
Dish HD Alternate with Locals (SW64 Switch)
Bell TV
Bell TV Standard Digital 91
1
Note: With the Eastern Arc Trio, you cannot receive programming from the 77 satellite while in motion.
2
Bell TV HDTV 82/91 Alternate is for stationary use only.
3
The King-Dome can receive available HDTV programming from DIRECTV Ku band satellites at 101° and 119°.
It will not receive channels broadcast from DIRECTV’s Ka band satellites at 99° and 103°.
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Perform the programming on these two pages using the codes determined from the chart on
page 23 (EXCEPT DIRECTV 101 SERVICE).
If you have DIRECTV 101 Service, set your receiver for round dish-1 satellite (do this through the
receiver’s satellite set-up menu screens), and then go to page 30, OPERATION).
SET SATELLITE SWITCHING MODE
1. Unplug the controller and plug in the Keypad.
2. Press ON.
3. Press * 46 # to display the current satellite switching mode
(see chart on page 23).
4. To change the satellite switching mode, press
* 96 #
* 66 #
* 88 #
5. Press the UP and DOWN arrows (2 and 8 keys) to choose your desired switching mode from
the chart on page 23.
6. Press * 47 # to lock in setting.
7. Turn unit OFF and back ON to save setting.
8. Press * 46 # to display and verify code for new satellite switching mode.
9. Continue with SET SATELLITE PROVIDER CODE on next page.
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SET SATELLITE PROVIDER CODE
1. Press * 24 # to display the current service provider
(see chart on page 23).
2. To change the current service provider, press
* 96 #
* 66 #
* 88 #
3. Press the UP and DOWN arrows (2 and 8 keys) to choose your desired service provider from
the chart on page 23.
4. Press * 25 # to lock in setting.
5. Turn unit OFF and back ON to save setting.
6. Press * 24 # to display and verify code for new service provider.
7. Press OFF.
8. Unplug the Keypad and plug the controller back in.
9. Continue with RECEIVER CONFIGURATION below.
RECEIVER CONFIGURATION
DIRECTV Plus: 101/119
Set your receiver for oval dish-2 satellites (do this through the receiver’s satellite set-up
menu screens), and then go to page 30, OPERATION.
If you have an H23 receiver, choose the following dish configuration settings.
Dish Type: 02: 3-LNB (18”x20”), Switch Type: 02:Multiswitch.
For all of the following, go to page 27 and run the check switch.
Dish 500
Dish HD Eastern Arc
Dish HD Western Arc with Locals
Dish HD Eastern Arc with Locals
Dish HD Alternate with Locals
Bell TV Standard Digital 91
Bell TV HDTV 82/91
Bell TV HDTV 82/91 Alternate
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STEP 3: DISH AND BELL TV CHECK SWITCH PROCEDURE
IMPORTANT! YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE ANTENNA CONFIGURATION (PAGE 13), AND PERFORMED
A SUCCESSFUL SEARCH (STEP 2 BELOW), BEFORE RUNNING THE CHECK SWITCH
(STEP 3 BELOW).
Note: For automatic satellite switching, King Controls recommends using a Dish Network model 311 receiver for Dish
500, and a Dish Network model VIP211 or a VIP211k HDTV receiver for Dish HD Eastern Arc /
Dish HD Western Arc with Locals / Dish HD Eastern Arc with Locals / Dish HD Alternate with Locals.
Do not use dual tuner receivers or receivers with built-in recorders.
If you do not have a clear view of the satellites, the switch will not load correctly.
The SW21 and SW64 switches are a receiver software configuration that is loaded into the receiver after
running a check switch test with the dish locked on and configured for the appropriate service.
This one time procedure will not need to be repeated after successful installation, unless
a) check switch test is run again while connected to a home dish system.
b) check switch is run when a receiver is not connected.
c) you travel outside the coverage area of the pre-set satellite trio and switch trios (Dish HD Western Arc with
Locals/Dish HD Eastern Arc with Locals).
d) you are parked in an area where the selected satellites are blocked, but are able to select alternate
satellites and get signal.
1. Turn on the TV and satellite receiver.
2. On the King-Dome controller, press and hold the
ON button for 3 FULL SECONDS.
The antenna will lock onto all the appropriate satellites
before completing the search process.
After the satellites have been located and the acquisition process is complete,
the status light will be steady green.
If the antenna cannot acquire the designated satellites, you may have to choose an
alternate satellite option. See pages 14-15 for details.
3. On the receiver remote, press Menu, 6, 1, 1.
4. Highlight Check Switch and press select.
Note: Some receivers may prompt you to select
check switch a second time to initiate the test.
(Continued on next page)
Screen graphics may vary.
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Note: Not all receivers will display a screen with
options that include superdish and alternate boxes.
5. Make sure Superdish and Alternate boxes
are NOT selected.
6. Highlight Test and press Select.
Screen graphics may vary.
The unit will perform a check switch test, and the antenna will periodically move back and
forth. (This process will take several minutes.)
7. When test is complete, a screen similar to one below or on the next page should appear.
After screen verification, continue with check switch procedure on next page.
Receivers are always changing, and therefore screen graphics may vary.
Older Dish receivers, for example, may not show “OK” for the 72 satellite.
DISH 500
DISH HD Eastern Arc
MUST SHOW
“SW21”
NO “X”s
DISH HD Western Arc with Locals
DISH HD Eastern Arc with Locals
NO “X”s
MUST SHOW
“SW64”
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Dish HD Alternate with Locals
NO “X”s
MUST SHOW
“SW64”
Bell TV 91
“NO SWITCH
DETECTED”
or
“INSTALLED
DEVICE
UNKNOWN”
or
similar
Bell TV HDTV 82/91
Bell TV HDTV 82/91 Alternate
MUST SHOW
“SW21”
NO “X”s
If indicated results are not obtained, go back to Step 3 and run test again. Contact King
Controls if the check switch fails to load after 4 attempts.
8. Save the settings, exit to the main menu screen and wait for programming to download.
9. DISH HD Eastern and Western Arc with Locals only: Verify your saved settings show
your desired satellite trio 61.5, 72, 77 or 110, 119, 129. To switch trios, see page 32.
Configuration is complete. Go to page 30, OPERATION.
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SECTION 5
OPERATION
IMPORTANT: Unless you have DIRECTV service for single satellite 101, you must have completed the
antenna configuration as instructed in Section 4 ANTENNA CONFIGURATION.
There must be a clear “line of sight” to the southern sky. Mountains, buildings, trees, telephone
poles, etc. can all block the satellite signal from reaching the antenna.
The distance driven since last performing a search may affect how long it takes for the
King-Dome to find the satellite.
This King-Dome can receive available HDTV programming from DIRECTV Ku band satellites at
101° and 119°. It will not receive channels broadcast from DIRECTV’s Ka band satellites at 99°
and 103°.
STATIONARY SEARCH
1. Turn on TV and Receiver. “Searching for Satellite” or similar will appear on TV screen.
2. On King-Dome controller, press and hold ON for 3 FULL SECONDS.
Power light turns steady GREEN.
STATUS LIGHT
SYSTEM STATUS
a)
flashes a variety of colors
for about 30 seconds
unit performs self-diagnostic
b)
RED-flashing
search in progress
c)
GREEN-flashing (may start
flashing RED again)
potential satellite found
d)
GREEN-steady
satellite(s) found and search is complete
3. When the status light is steady green, select a channel or the program guide to view your
programming. Enjoy! (DO NOT TURN THE KING-DOME OFF IF USING THE AUTOMATIC
SATELLITE SWITCHING FEATURE.)
Note: If the status light is steady GREEN and your programming does not appear, press the reset button on your
DIRECTV receiver. If using Dish Network, hold the receiver power button in for 10 seconds to reset your
receiver. Consult your receiver owner’s manual for further details. (Note that it may take several minutes for
the guide to re-download.)
When receiver reset is complete and the guide is downloaded, select a channel or the program guide to view
your programming.
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IN-MOTION OPERATION
1. Perform a stationary search as shown on the previous page.
2. Allow your programming to download.
3. Press
.
STATUS LIGHT
SYSTEM STATUS
a)
alternating colors
initializing
b)
GREEN-flashing
potential satellite found
c)
GREEN-steady
target satellite found (tracking)
When the status light is steady green, the target satellite is found and the unit is tracking.
ALTERNATE SEARCH METHOD (Above method is the manufacturer’s preferred method)
1. Press ON.
2. Press
. Before putting the vehicle into motion, wait for the status light to turn steady
green and your programming to download.
Note: While driving and in tracking mode, objects such as bridges, buildings and trees may occasionally block the
satellite signal from reaching the antenna. Line of sight obstructions may cause the picture on your TV to
freeze, pixel or be lost temporarily. PLEASE BE PATIENT. THE PICTURE WILL RETURN.
If the antenna does not sense vehicle motion after several minutes, it will enter sleep mode. The antenna will
automatically wake and begin tracking if it senses vehicle motion or a severe drop in satellite signal.
When you park for the evening or any extended period, it is recommended that you perform a stationary search.
AUTOMATIC SATELLITE SWITCHING
1. After you have properly configured the King-Dome antenna for your satellite service, the
King-Dome will automatically switch between satellites by simply selecting your desired
channel using the receiver’s remote control.
.
Note: For better performance when using the automatic satellite switching feature, change channels by selecting your
program from the channel guide rather than channel surfing.
It is common for the picture to pixel or display an error message when the antenna is switching between
satellites, or if the signal has been temporarily blocked. PLEASE BE PATIENT. THE PICTURE WILL RETURN.
If an error message appears for an extended period, selecting CANCEL may help clear the message
more quickly.
Dish Network HD users: If you are unable to receive all of your HD programming, see Dish Network HDTV:
Changing the Satellite Trio on page 32.
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DISH NETWORK HDTV: Changing the Satellite Trio
Dish HD Western and Eastern Arc with Locals
IMPORTANT! Perform this procedure only if you are unable to receive all of your HD programming in a
particular area of the country.
You cannot use this method to change trios if the antenna has not been initially configured for
Dish HD Western Arc with Locals or Dish HD Eastern Arc with Locals (see ANTENNA
CONFIGURATION section).
You can only switch between the Dish HD Western Arc with Locals and the Dish HD Eastern Arc
with Locals Trios. The Dish HD Alternate with Locals Trio is not included in this function. (See
ANTENNA CONFIGURATION for when and how to choose the Dish HD Alternate with Locals
Trio.)
Dish Network HD programming is broadcast from multiple satellites including these two trios:
• the Dish HD Western Arc with Locals Trio: 110, 119, 129 satellites
• the Dish HD Eastern Arc with Locals Trio: 61.5, 72, 77 satellites
The map below shows the approximate coverage for each trio.
The King-Dome antenna can be easily configured to work with either trio as you travel from one
coverage area to another. By choosing the appropriate trio based on where you are, you can
receive all of your desired programming.
Dish HD Western and Eastern Arc Trio
Coverage Map
Note: This map is an
approximation only. Which trio
works best in a given location
may differ from what is indicated
on the map.
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1. Press ON. Wait for the Status Light to flash orange, and then wait 4 more seconds.
2. Press and release ON 4 times. Status Light starts rapidly flashing green and red.
3. Select the trio you want to change to:
Dish HD Eastern Arc Trio 61.5, 72, 77
Press and hold
for 4 seconds.
The Status Light turns orange for 1 second and then starts flashing green or red.
Dish HD Western Arc Trio 110, 119, 129
Press and hold
for 4 seconds.
The Status Light turns orange for 1 second and then starts flashing green or red.
4. Turn the unit off.
5. Perform a stationary search and reload the check switch (page 27).
YOU MUST DO THIS STEP!
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
You MUST perform a stationary search and reload the check switch any time you switch trios.
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SECTION 6
SYMPTOM
TROUBLESHOOTING
POSSIBLE REASON
COURSE OF ACTION
STATIONARY
Unit does not find satellite.
(STATUS light flashes red or green.)
Did not hold ON button for
3 FULL SECONDS.
Hold ON button for 3 FULL SECONDS.
STATUS light flashes orange.
Before search: bad coax connection.
Call King Controls.
After unsuccessful search
(approximately 25 minutes):
obstruction in line of sight
between dome unit and satellite.
Move vehicle to have unobstructed
view of southern sky.
STATUS light does not stop rapidly
flashing red and green.
Self check failed: potential motor
problem.
Call King Controls.
STATUS light does not turn on or is
dim.
Bad power source (low voltage).
Bad power or controller cable
connection at dome unit.
Call King Controls.
Bad controller cable connection at
controller.
STATUS light is steady green but no
picture.
Satellite receiver is off or requires reset.
Turn receiver on or reset.
King Dome is factory set for DIRECTV
Single Satellite 101 and you have a
different service.
Configure the King-Dome for your
service (page 13).
IN-MOTION
Picture freezes, pixelates, or is
temporarily lost.
Objects such as bridges, buildings, and
trees may temporarily block signal from
reaching the antenna.
Problem will stop when objects no
longer block signal.
STATUS light is steady green but no
picture.
Satellite receiver is off or requires reset.
Turn receiver on or reset.
King-Dome is factory set for DIRECTV
Single Satellite 101 and you have a
different service.
Configure the King-Dome for your
service (page 13).
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SECTION 7
MAINTENANCE
The King-Dome Satellite System has been designed to be maintenance and trouble free.
For optimum signal strength, keep the dome clean from dirt, bugs, and other debris. Periodic
washing of the dome with mild soap and water is recommended.
IMPORTANT! Do not power wash the King-Dome.
If you plan on storing your vehicle for long periods of time, it is recommended that the system be put
through a search procedure on a quarterly basis to keep all moving parts in good working order.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact the King Controls Service Department at
(952) 922-6889, or email King Controls at info@kingcontrols.com.
Rain Fade
Rain or dew on the dome can cause signal interference and make the digital picture freeze, pixel or
go out altogether. This loss of signal is commonly referred to as “rain fade” and is caused by the
combination of water in the atmosphere and water on the dome surface.
To minimize this issue and eliminate the effects of water on the dome, apply King Controls
Dome Magic® rain fade solution to the dome. This will prevent water from sticking to the dome
surface and blocking the signal. For additional details on Dome Magic® rain fade solution please
contact an authorized King-Dome dealer or call King Controls at (952) 922-6889.
Single Application Packet #1830-SP
Spray Can #1830
Note: Dome Magic® will discolor black domes or domes painted a dark color.
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SECTION 8
LIMITED WARRANTY
Every new King-Dome Satellite System is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory, and is covered by the following
two year parts and one year labor limited warranty from the date of original purchase:
• Two year parts warranty: The customer is not responsible for the cost of replacement parts if the original part is determined to
be defective under the terms of the warranty. The customer is responsible for the cost of replacement parts after two years.
• One year labor warranty: The customer is not responsible for labor costs to repair unit if unit falls under the terms of the
warranty. Any warranty labor outside of that performed at the factory is not covered unless the product has been installed by
an authorized dealer/installer or OEM manufacturer. The customer is responsible for all labor costs after one year.
Should any trouble develop during the warranty period, contact King Controls. You must contact King Controls before the warranty
period expires. The customer must supply proof of purchase (such as a dated sales receipt) when requesting warranty service. If
customer cannot supply proof of purchase, warranty period shall start 30 days after date of manufacture.
Only King Controls and certified dealers are authorized to perform warranty evaluations and repairs. Depending upon the problem,
King Controls may authorize the dealer to perform the necessary repairs, or may have the unit returned to King Controls for repairs.
A certified dealer must not perform any repair without first contacting King Controls for a Service Order Number. King Controls will
advise the dealer on how to proceed with any repairs.
If it is determined that the unit needs to be returned to King Controls, customer must return COMPLETE product, freight prepaid, to:
King Controls, 11200 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55438-2453.
If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, King Controls will repair (or at its option, replace)
without charge.
When returning product, King Controls will supply an RMA number (Return Merchandise Authorization). This number must be clearly
written on the box. Failure to clearly write RMA number on box may result in delays in processing claim. Along with product,
customer should include in the box: his/her name, address, daytime phone number, proof of purchase and description of the problem.
This warranty does not cover installation and external wiring, or remanufactured units. This warranty is not transferable from the
original owner.
Due to the expanding and changing TV market, King Controls cannot be held responsible for changes made to satellite services.
Software updates to address such issues are not covered under warranty.
This warranty also does not apply where:
• The product has been abused, misused, improperly installed or improperly maintained.
• Repairs have been made or attempted by others that are not certified by King Controls to do such repairs.
• Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear.
• Alterations have been made to the product.
• The dome cover has been removed without authorization.
• Supplied grease not used in the external coax connections as specified in the instructions (non-portable only).
• Damage has been caused by power washing.
• Circumstances beyond the control of King Controls cause the product to no longer operate correctly.
• Customer is not the original owner.
In no event shall King Controls be liable for any indirect, incidental, or consequential damages from the sale or use of the
product. This disclaimer applies both during and after the term of the warranty.
King Controls disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of “merchantability” and “fitness
for a specific purpose,” after the one year term of this warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
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11200 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55438-2453
Phone: (952) 922-6889
Fax: (952) 922-8424
www.kingcontrols.com