Audiovox CA 5150 User manual

DIRECTV
Satellite Receiver
User Manual
DSX 5150
DSX 5353
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS - READ
BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT.
WARNING:TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE ANY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
1. Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings – All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions should
be followed.
5. Attachments – Do not use attachments not recommended
by the manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
6. Water and Moisture – Do not use this product near water –
for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, etc.
7. Accessories – Do not place this product on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table.The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the
appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product.
Any mounting of the appliance should follow the manufacturer's
instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended
by the manufacturer.
7A.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with
care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces
may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
8. Ventilation – Slots and openings on the cabinet are provided
for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product
and to protect it from overheating.These openings must not be
blocked or covered.The openings should never be blocked by
placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
This product should not be placed near or over a radiator or heat
register.This product should not be placed in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided
or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
9. Power Sources – This product should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you
are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult
your appliance dealer or local power company.
10. Grounding or Polarization – This product is equipped with a
polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other).This plug will fit into the power outlet only
one way.This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should
still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
11. Power Cord Protection – Route power supply cords so that
they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
appliance.
12. Outdoor Antenna Grounding – If an outside antenna or cable
system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded to provide protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical Code,ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure A.
13. Phone Line Use – Avoid using a telephone (other than a
cordless type) during an electrical storm.There may be a remote
risk of electric shock from lightning. Do not use the telephone to
report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
14. Lightning – For added protection for this product during a
lightning storm or when it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable system.This will prevent damage to the product
from lightning and power line surges.
15. Power Lines – An outside antenna system should not be located
in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can fall onto such power lines or
circuits.When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal. Refer to Satellite Dish
Antenna Assembly & Alignment Guide.
16. Overloading – Do not overload wall outlets and extension
cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. Object and Liquid Entry – Never push objects of any kind
into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
18. Servicing – Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as
opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
19. Damage Requiring Service – Unplug this product from the
wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a.When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally when following the
operating instructions.Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions, as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged in
any way.
f.When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance – this
indicates a need for service.
20. Replacement Parts – When replacement parts are required,
be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or which have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
21. Safety Check – Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
22. Carts and Stands – The appliance should be used only with a
cart or stand recommended by the manufacturer.
23. Heat – The product should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products that
produce heat.
Figure A
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (CONT’D)
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER
Article 820-40 of the NEC (National Electrical Code)
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 cable
entry as practical.
interference to radio or television reception (which you can
determine by turning the equipment off and on), you are
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
1. Change the position of the Satellite Receiver with respect
to the radio or television equipment that is receiving the
interference.
2. Move the Satellite Receiver away from the equipment that
is receiving the interference.
3. Plug the Satellite Receiver into a different outlet so that
the Satellite Receiver and the equipment receiving the
interference are on different branch circuits.
4. Use shielded cables and I/O cords with this equipment
to comply with the relevant FCC regulations.
5. If these measures do not eliminate the interference, you
should consult your dealer or an experienced radio/
television technician for help.
WARNING
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC (U.S.A.) 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.
FCC Regulations and Information
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
IMPORTANT
Any change or modifications to the equipment by the user
not expressly approved by the warranty or manufacturer
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Domestic use U.S.A – For units used at 100-120V, use only
the power supply cord which is supplied with the product.
GENERAL INFORMATION
temporary interruption of service may be required. But if
advance notice isn't practical, the telephone company will
notify the customer as soon as possible.Also, you will be
advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if
you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the
operation of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone
company will provide advance notice in order for you to
make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted
service.
If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network,
the telephone company may request that you
disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
This equipment cannot be used on public coin phone service provided by the telephone company. Connection to
party line service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the
state public utility commission, public service commission
or corporation commission for information.)
Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
Part 68 ANALOG DEVICE WARNINGS
This equipment complies with part 68 of the FCC rules.
A label on the rear panel of this equipment contains,
among other information, the FCC registration number
and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If
requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.
The REN is used to determine the number of devices
which may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive
RENs on the telephone line may result in the devices not
ringing in response to an incoming call. In most, but not all
areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0).To be
certain of the number of devices that may be connected
to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local
telephone company.
Note: RENs are associated with loop-start and
ground-start ports. Do not use for E & M or digital
ports.
This equipment uses the following USOC jack: RJ-11C.
No modular plug is provided with this equipment.
If the DSX 5350 causes harm to the telephone network,
the telephone company will notify you in advance that
For repair or warranty information on hardware service
only, please call:
1-800-464-1131.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Overview ..................................................................................6
Modes ........................................................................................7
Preparing your Remote Control ..................................8
Controls and Connections ..............................................9
Connecting to your Existing Equipment ................10
Inserting your Access Card ..........................................12
Replacing the Access Card ............................................13
Remote Control Use ........................................................14
On Screen Installation ....................................................19
General Operation of your DIRECTV Receiver 22
Banner ....................................................................................22
Notification Displays ........................................................23
DIRECTV Programming Guide ..................................24
Themes ..................................................................................27
Alternate Audio ..................................................................28
Options Menu ......................................................................29
Messages ................................................................................29
Using the Menu ..................................................................30
General Settings ................................................................30
Screen Format ....................................................................31
Banner Duration ................................................................31
Favorite Channels ..............................................................32
Access Control ....................................................................33
Language ................................................................................35
Purchases ..............................................................................36
Upgrades ................................................................................41
Mail............................................................................................41
Smart Help............................................................................42
Glossary ..................................................................................45
Specifications........................................................................46
Index ........................................................................................47
Limited Warranty ..............................................................48
DISCLAIMERS
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 serprately 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).
DIRECTV and the Cyclone Design logo are trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of Hughes Electronics Corp., and are used with permission.
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This product includes software developed by the University of California, Berkeley and its contributors.
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993
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OVERVIEW
This user manual will help you set up and use your Philips manufactured DIRECTV Satellite Receiver.
On-screen messages will provide additional help, as will the glossary on page 40 of this manual.
FEATURES
Your Satellite Receiver lets you receive television signals from up to three satellites.You can customize your viewing schedules,
set up favorite programs, set viewing preferences, and order pay per view (PPV) programs.
• Use the on-screen DIRECTV® Programming Guide to see what's on.
• Create your own list of favorite channels.
• Restrict viewing based on the ratings of programs.
• Tag programs for future viewing, or recording to a VCR.
• Receive mail messages from DIRECTV.
SMART HELP
Your Satellite Receiver has a first
time setup on-screen guide.This offers
important and helpful operation
instructions. For details, refer to page 19.
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MODES
Your Satellite Receiver has four modes:
• Standby - Satellite Receiver is on but inactive; television is off.
• TV - displays television programming.
• Guide - for viewing schedules and tuning to a program.
• Menu - for setting preferences and access codes.
To change modes, press the POWER, GUIDE, or MENU buttons on
the remote. Features available in each mode are described below.
Guide Mode Screen
Standby Mode
When you press the POWER button on either the Satellite
Receiver or remote control, the Satellite Receiver enters
Standby mode.When you are not using the Satellite Receiver,
DO NOT TURN OFF THE POWER to the Satellite Receiver;
when the Satellite Receiver is in Standby mode, the Guide
refreshes itself continuously to ensure that it is up to date.
Temporarily unlocked channels are NOT kept in memory when
the system goes into standby mode; themes and favorite channels are kept in memory.
TV Mode
This is the normal viewing mode in which programs are
viewed without Guide or Menu displayed.
Menu Mode Screen
Guide Mode
In Guide mode, you can view lists of programs according to
their time slot and channel.You can tune to a program, receive
notification when a program is about to start, order pay per
view programs, search through listings for a specific type of program, and tag programs for future viewing.You can also access
the menu, other guides, a tag list, or help.
Menu Mode
Menu mode lets you access or customize the features of
your Satellite Receiver. Categories include Guide, General
Settings,Access Control, Preferred Language, Purchases,
Installation, Upgrades, and Mail. Details of each option are
explained in this user manual.
Getting Started
Before you can use your system, you must do the following:
• Install your Satellite Receiver according to the instructions in the Satellite Dish Antenna Assembly & Alignment Guide.
• Install the Access Card as described on page 12.
• Connect the telephone line to the Satellite Receiver so that you can purchase pay per view programs.
Note:A telephone cord is included with the Satellite Receiver.
• To activate your service call:
DIRECTV at 1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288).
The next few pages will explain these processes in detail.
It's time to connect the Satellite Receiver to your TV and other equipment. Go to page 8 to begin.
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PREPARING YOUR REMOTE CONTROL
BATTERY INSTALLATION
Remove the battery compartment cover.
Insert the two batteries (type LR6/AA - 1.5 V) supplied.
Position them, as shown in the diagram, in the battery compartment.
Replace the cover.
CAUTION
CAUTION: DO NOT MIX OLD AND NEW
BATTERIES, AND NEVER MIX
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BATTERIES
(STANDARD, ALKALINE, AND SO ON).
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The batteries supplied with your Satellite
Receiver’s remote control do not contain heavy
metals such as mercury or nickel cadmium.
Nevertheless, in many countries exhausted
batteries may not be disposed of with your household waste. Please dispose of exhausted
batteries according to local regulations.
Note: For more information on using your
remote control refer to page14.
Now, go to Controls and Connections on page 9.
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CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS
Front View
DigitalMulti-Satellite
Multi-SatelliteReceiver
Receiver
Digital
Menu button
Press to access or exit the
menu.
Back button
Press to return to the
previous menu screen.
Arrow buttons ( ▼ ▲ )
Press to select items in the
menu or Program Guide.
Smart Help
These functions are also
available on the remote
control and are described in that
section (page 14).The Standby/
IR indicator lights when your system is active.The light is off when
the unit is in Standby mode.
Power button
Press to turn the Satellite
Receiver on or press to place
the Satellite Receiver in
Standby Mode.
OK button
Press to confirm a selection
in the menu or Program
Guide.
Power indicator
Lights when the Satellite
Receiver is on.
Rear View
Card Access
Install Access Card here.
Details are on page 12.
VCR controller output
(DSX3575 only)
100-120V - 60 Hz
AC power input
Connect the supplied
power cord here.
Phone jack
Connect the phone cord
here and to the wall phone
jack in your home.
Sat In
Connect the coaxial cable from the Satellite Dish
antenna here. Details are in the Satellite Dish
Antenna Assembly & Alignment guide.
Secondary Audio/Video
Outputs (DSX5353 and
DSX5375 only)
RF In
Left/right Audio output
Connect red and white (RCA-style)
audio cables here and to the left/right
Audio In jacks of your TV. Details are on
page 10.
Channel 3/4 switch
Set to channel 3 or 4.
Details are on page 10.
Video output
Connect yellow (RCA-style) video
cable here and to the Video In jack on
your TV. Details are on page 10.
S-Video
Connect an S-Video cable
here and to the S-Video IN
jack on the TV or other
video equipment
Now, go to Connecting To Your Existing Equipment on page 10.
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To TV/VCR
CONNECTING TO YOUR EXISTING EQUIPMENT
Unplug all equipment from the AC power before hooking up.
VCR controller output
(DSX3575 only)
If your Television has
RF (UHF/VHF) Connection Only
Refer to the illustration:
Using a RF coaxial cable, connect the Satellite
Receiver’s ‘TO TV/VCR’ output jack to the TV’s
UHF/VHF input jack.
If the RF coaxial cable from the satellite dish has
not been connected to the Satellite Receiver, connect it to SAT IN jack.
Rear of TV
Secondary Audio/Video
Outputs (DSX5353 and
DSX5375 only)
Connect one end of the AC power cord to the
Satellite Receiver’s AC IN jack. Connect the plug
end to an AC outlet.The power LED should light
to indicate that the power is on.
RF coaxial cable
VHF/UHF
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
Connect other equipment to an AC outlet.
Switch on your TV first and select channel 3 or 4,
whichever channel is not used or least used in your
area. Set the CHANNEL 3/4 switch on the back of
the Satellite Receiver to the same channel.
VHF/UHF
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
Next, go to Inserting Your Access Card on page 12.
If your Television has
Audio/Video (A/V) Connectors
Secondary Audio/Video
Outputs (DSX5353 and
DSX5375 only)
VCR controller output
(DSX3575 only)
Refer to the illustration:
Using RCA type cables (red, white, and yellow, not
included), connect the Satellite Receiver AUDIO
OUT and VIDEO OUT jacks to the TV’s A/V IN
jacks. Connect the red cable to the red jacks, the
white cable to the white jacks, and the yellow cable
to the yellow jacks. Note: you can also connect the
Satellite Receiver’s AUDIO out jacks to your audio
receiver’s AUDIO IN jacks using audio cables. With
models DSX 5353 and DSX 5375, you may connect
the second set of A/V outputs to an audio receiver
or second TV.
If the RF coaxial cable from the satellite dish has
not been connected to the Satellite Receiver, connect it to SAT IN jack.
Connect one end of the AC power cord to the
Satellite receiver’s AC IN jack. Connect the plug
end to an AC outlet.
Connect other equipment to an AC outlet.
Audio cables
R
L
Video cable
Rear of TV
AUDIO IN
Rear of Audio Receiver
Smart Helpp
If the audio and
video jacks on your
TV are not color-coded,
make sure you connect the
audio/video out jacks on
the Satellite Receiver to
the audio/video in jacks on
the TV. Connect right jacks
to right jacks, and left jacks
to left jacks.
Next, go to Inserting Your Access Card on page 12.
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VHF/UHF
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
VHF/UHF
IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
R
Switch on your TV first and select the appropriate
A/V mode. Refer to the user manual of your TV set
to select the proper A/V mode (AUX/VCR,
S-VIDEO, …)
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CONNECTING TO YOUR EXISTING EQUIPMENT (CONT’D)
Unplug all equipment from the AC outlet before making connections.
If you have a
TV and a VCR
Refer to the illustration at right:
VCR controller output
(DSX3575 only)
Secondary Audio/Video Outputs
(DSX5353 and DSX5375 only)
Connect the Satellite Receiver A/V jacks
to the VCR’s A/V IN jacks. Connect the
red cable to the red jacks, the white cable
to the white jacks, and the yellow cable to
the yellow jacks.
Connect the VCR’s A/V OUT jacks to
the TV’s A/V IN jacks.
R
VCR controller cable
Audio
cables
Rear of VCR
Connect TV,VCR or other equipment to
AC outlet.
AUDIO
L
Video cable
Rear of TV
ANT
L
IN
IN
OUT
R
Switch on your TV first and select the
appropriate channel or A/V mode
depending on the connection chosen in
step 2. Refer to the user manuals for
your TV and VCR to select proper
channel or A/V mode (AUX/VCR,
S-VIDEO, …).
VIDEO
OUT
IN
OUT
CH3 CH4
VHF/UHF
IN
AUDIO
VIDEO
ANT
L
L
AUDIO
L
R
L
IN
OUT
R
R
LL
L
R
IN
VIDEO
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
CH3 CH4
VHF/UHF
IN
Video cable
VIDEO
Connecting the VCR
Controller (DSX 5375R only)
L
AUDIO
R
Audio cables
R
Refer to the illustration:
Connect the VCR Controller cable
to the VCR CONTROL jack on the
Satellite Receiver.
Smart Help
Place the VCR Controller under and in
front of the VCR close to the sensor.
• If the audio and video jacks on
your TV are not color-coded, make
sure you connect the audio/video out jacks
on the Satellite Receiver to the audio/video
in jacks on the TV. Connect right jacks to
right jacks, and left jacks to left jacks.
• If your VCR or TV does not have audio and
video jacks, use RF coaxial cables for connections instead. Connect the RF coaxial cable
to the TV/VCR jack on the Satellite Receiver
and to the RF or ANTENNA IN jack on the
VCR.
Then, connect a second RF coaxial cable to
the ANTENNA OUT or RF OUT jack of the
VCR and to the ANTENNA IN, RF in, or
UHF/VHF IN jack of the TV.
Your VCR Controller is now ready to be
set up for your VCR
Next, go to Inserting Your Access Card on page 12.
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INSERTING YOUR ACCESS CARD
The access card provided with your system includes
information about your purchase
authorization and other data.To watch channels, your
viewing access card needs to be inserted in the access
card slot on the rear of your Satellite Receiver.
REPLACING THE ACCESS CARD
When replacing the access card, the system will
prompt you with instructions. Gently remove the card
from its slot. If you have to reinsert the card, you
should have the ARROW facing forward into the box
and the GOLD CHIP facing down. Push the card into
the slot as far as it will go, the end will be visible outside of the slot.
The old card passes information to the new card, and
then the old card no longer functions.
When the card is removed, the system will not display
any programming guides or video signal.The message,
"Please insert your Access Card" will show on the TV
screen.
The access card only needs to be inserted during system setup and generally does not need to be
removed. Each access card has a unique number. Be
sure to record this number in the space
provided on the back cover of this manual.
Caution
Hold the card with the arrow facing upwards
and pointing toward the slot in the Satellite
Receiver rear panel.
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Gently push the card into the slot until it meets
the stop. Do not use undue force when inserting.
The end will be visible outside of the slot.
Keep your access card permanently inserted in
your Satellite Receiver.
Connect one end of the AC power cord to the
Satellite Receiver’s AC IN jack. Connect the
plug end to an AC outlet.This will turn unit on.
• YOUR ACCESS CARD IS FRAGILE.
• ALWAYS INSERT CORRECTLY AND
CAREFULLY.
• DO NOT BEND.
• DO NOT REMOVE AND RE-INSERT
UNNECESSARILY.
• NEVER SUBMERGE IN LIQUID OR
APPLY CLEANING FLUIDS.
VCR controller output
(DSX3575 only)
Secondary Audio/Video Outputs
(DSX5353 and DSX5375 only)
SMART HELP
Once the Satellite Receiver is powered on,
the Installation Wizard will appear on your TV
screen.You should then proceed to the Installation
Wizard details on page 19.
Note:The Installation Wizard will remain on the
screen only for a few minutes and needs to be
accessed as quickly as possible.This screen will
ONLY appear the very first time your Satellite
Receiver is in use.
Next, go to Switching your Satellite Receiver On and Off on page 13.
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REPLACING THE ACCESS CARD
Your service provider may periodically send you a new access card.You will need to use this card in place of the current card.
To Replace the Access Card
Press MENU.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to highlight Access Control. Press OK.
Choose Replace Access card, then press OK. Be sure the current access card is inserted in the Satellite Receiver.
"Copying OLD access card information…." will appear on the screen.
When prompted, remove the old card, insert the new card, then press OK.
Data from the old card will be copied to the new card. A message will inform you when the process is complete.
Press OK to return to the previous menu.
Discard the old card. It no longer works.
VCR controller output
(DSX3575 only)
Secondary Audio/Video Outputs
(DSX5353 and DSX5375 only)
SWITCHING YOUR SATELLITE RECEIVER ON AND OFF
Pressing the POWER button on your remote control or on the front of the Satellite Receiver will turn on or turn off your
Satellite Receiver.
Note: Pressing the POWER button on your remote control again will put the Satellite Receiver into standby.There is no
need to remove power from the Satellite Receiver (by unplugging the AC power cord).
Next, go to Preparing your Remote Control on page 14.
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REMOTE CONTROL USE - SATELLITE
SMART HELP
INFO
• Guide mode: pressing INFO switches
between short and long program
information in the banner.
• Menu mode: inactive.
• TV mode: switches between short and
extended banners.
MODE
• Three different modes (SAT,VCR,TV)
are selected by pressing the "MODE"
button.The mode selected is the one
with the lighted LED.
FAVORITES
• Guide mode: switches display of
Favorite channel list.
• Menu mode: inactive.
• TV mode: switches display of the
Favorites dialog.
PAGE+/• Guide mode: displays the contents of
the next or previous Guide screen.
• Menu mode: used with long lists of
options such as favorite channels, system
information, PPV, and system test to
scroll a full page of selection items.
• TV mode: lets you view the program
banner of other channels while still viewing the video in from the current channel.
GUIDE
• Guide mode: switches display of the Guide.
• Menu mode: inactive.
• TV mode: displays the Guide.
▲▼
• Guide mode: navigates through the
Guide.
• Menu mode: ▲ ▼ select and highlight
menu options and move between items
on a screen. change settings in an
item on the screen.
• TV mode: inactive.
▲ ▼ for channel surfing.
TV/SAT
• All modes: switches to local cable
or antenna broadcasts.
0-9
• Guide mode: goes to channel
entered in Guide.
• Menu mode: lets you enter numeric
values.
• TV mode: allows direct number
entry for tuning to a channel.Tuning
occurs immediately after the channel is
entered, or you can press OK after
entering the third digit to tune
immediately to the channel.
Some of the
buttons on this
remote control operate
differently depending on
whether you are in Guide,
Menu, or TV mode.
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POWER
• All modes: switches the satellite
receiver between active and standby
modes but does NOT turn off
power to the unit.
THEMES
• Guide mode: switches display of
themes.Themes indicate the type of
program, for example, movie/action
adventure.
• Menu mode: inactive.
• TV mode: displays the Themes menu.
MENU
• Guide mode: enables selection of
icons at the bottom of the Guide.A
second press redisplays the Guide.
• Menu mode: removes the menu
from the screen and accepts
changes. Pressing MENU again exits
the menu and returns to the TV
confirming any previously set values.
• TV mode: displays the main menu.
OK
• Guide mode: confirms current
programming. Pressing OK confirms
a selection in a dialog. For future
programming, tags the selection or
starts the PPV sequence.
• Menu mode: confirms the selection
of a menu option or list choice.
• TV mode: when browsing channels,
goes to the channel displayed in the
browse banner.
BACK
• Guide mode: returns to the
previous state.
• Menu mode: exits the current menu
and confirms selections in dialogs
with non-exclusive options.
• TV mode: jump to previous channel.
EXIT
• In Guide and Menu modes: returns
to video and cancels the transaction.
• TV mode: inactive.
: reserved for future use.
ALT AUDIO
• Guide mode: when alternate audio
tracks are available, lets you select
another audio track.
• Menu mode: inactive.
• TV mode: displays a dialog for
selecting alternate audio tracks.
REMOTE CONTROL USE - TV
SMART HELP
This remote
control will operate
most TVs and VCRs. See
Programming the Universal
Remote on page 17.
POWER
Press to turn TV on or off.
MODE
Three different modes (SAT,VCR,TV)
are selected by pressing the "MODE"
button.The mode selected is the one
with the lighted LED.
▲▼
▲ ▼ for channel surfing.
VOL +/Increases and decreases volume.
0-9
Allows direct number entry for tuning to
a channel.
MUTE
• Switches audio on and off.
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REMOTE CONTROL USE - VCR
SMART HELP
This remote
control will operate
most TVs and VCRs. See
Programming the Universal
Remote on page 17.
POWER
Press to turn VCR on or off.
MODE
Three different modes (SAT,VCR,TV)
are selected by pressing the "MODE"
button.The mode selected is the one
with the lighted LED.
FF
When tape playback is stopped, press to
advance the tape at high speed. During
tape playback, press to advance the tape
while the picture stays on the screen.
RECORD
Press once to start a recording.
REWIND
When tape playback is stopped, press to
rewind at high speed. During tape play
back, press to rewind the tape while the
picture stays on the screen.
PLAY
Press to play a tape.
STOP
Press to stop the tape.
▲▼
▲ ▼ for channel surfing.
0-9
Allows direct number entry for tuning to
a channel.
Next, go to On Screen Installation on page 19.
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PROGRAMMING THE UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL
Manually Setting the Remote to Operate a TV or VCR
Your remote control may operate your TV or VCR (TV/VCR). If the remote control doesn’t operate your TV/VCR now, follow the steps below.
Point the remote control at your TV/VCR and press the MODE button until the TV or VCR LED lights.Then, press
the POWER button. If your TV/VCR turns on or off, try the other TV/VCR function buttons. If your TV/VCR
doesn’t turn on or off, or if the other buttons don’t work, go to step 2.
Find the brand of your TV/VCR on the accompanying list, and remember the four digit number beside it.
Press the MODE button until the TV or VCR LED lights.
Press and hold the number 1 button and the number 3 button for 3 seconds.The LED will blink twice and remain on.
Enter the 4-digit code within one minute.The LED will blink after each button press. Note: If the 4-digit code is not
entered within one minute, the LED will turn off and the remote control will return to the previously programmed code.
After a valid 4-digit code has been entered, the LED will turn off and blink twice to confirm the new 4-digit code has
been programmed.The LED will then turn off.
If an invalid 4-digit code has been entered, the LED will turn off and then display a long Blink.
Press the POWER button.
If the remote control works your TV/VCR, you’re finished. If the remote control still doesn’t work your TV/VCR,
repeat steps 2-7. If your TV/VCR brand has more than one 4-digit code, try using the next code number.
If the remote still does not operate your TV/VCR, follow the Automatic Search steps below.
Automatic Search
Turn on your TV or VCR. Point your remote control toward the remote sensor on your TV/VCR. Press and hold
the number 1 button and the number 3 button for three seconds.The LED will blink twice and remain on.
Press the POWER button.The LED will turn off. Note: If the Power button is not pressed within 1 minute, the remote
will return to the previously programmed code.The automatic search will begin after the Power button has been released.
Each time a code is transmitted, the LED will blink.This
SMART HELP
process could take several minutes.
When the correct code is found, the TV/VCR should turn
The remote may only operate some features
off. Immediately press the POWER button.The LED will
of your TV or VCR. For example, the remote
blink twice, then turn off. If all codes have been tried and the
control may turn on the TV power, but it may not
TV/VCR has not turned on or off the LED will stay on
change channels at the TV.
briefly, then turn off.
When you replace the batteries in the remote control,
you may have to program the remote control again.
Note:To stop the search process at any time, press any button
Remember to point the remote control toward the
other than the POWER button.The LED will give a long blink
TV or VCR during the Automatic Search.
and turn off.
There is no guarantee that the remote control will work with your TV or VCR.
TV CODES
AOC............................0046, 0057
Admiral ........................0120, 0490
Aiko........................................ 0119
Akai ........................................ 0057
Alaron ....................................0206
Ambassador ..........................0204
America Action ....................0207
Ampro ....................................0778
Anam...................................... 0207
Audiovox..........0119, 0207, 0478
Baysonic..................................0207
Belcor......................................0046
Bell & Howell ............0043, 0181
Bradford ................................0207
Brockwood ............................0046
Broksonic ....................0263, 0490
CXC ........................................0207
Candle..........................0057, 0083
Carnivale ................................0057
Carver ....................................0081
Celebrity ................................0027
Cineral ........................0478, 0119
Citizen ............0083, 0057, 0066,
......................................0087, 0119
Concerto................................0083
Contec ....................................0207
Craig........................................0207
Crosley ..................................0081
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Crown..........................0066, 0207
Curtis Mathes ..........0087, 0057,
....0043, 0066, 0074, 0078, 0081,
....0083, 0120, 0172, 0181, 0193,
......................................0478, 0774
Daewoo ..........0119, 0046, 0478,
..................................................0066
Daytron ..................................0046
Denon ....................................0172
Dumont ......................0044, 0046
Dwin ............................0747, 0801
Electroband............................0027
Emerson ..........0263, 0207, 0205,
....0206, 0490, 0204, 0309,0066,
......................................0046, 0181
Envision ..................................0057
Fisher ......................................0181
Fujitsu ..........................0206, 0710
Funai..................0207, 0198, 0206
Futuretech..............................0207
GE ........ 0048, 0074, 0078, 0205,
................0478, 0120, 0162, 0309,
.............................................. 0774
Gibralter ..........0044, 0046, 0057
GoldStar0205, 0046, 0057, 0083
Gradiente ....................0083, 0080
Continued on next page.
PROGRAMMING THE UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL (CONT'D)
TV Codes (Cont'd)
Grunpy ........................0206, 0207
Hallmark ................................0205
Harley Davidson ..................0206
Harman/Kardon .................. 0081
Harvard ..................................0207
Hitachi ..0172, 0178, 0083, 0043
Infinity ....................................0081
Inteq ........................................0044
JBL............................................0081
JCB ..........................................0027
JVC ..........................................0080
KEC ........................................0207
KTV ..................0207, 0057, 0066
Kenwood ....................0057, 0046
LG .......................................... 0083
LXI ........0181, 0074, 0081, 0183,
......................................0205, 0774
Logik........................................0043
Luxman ..................................0083
MGA ......0177, 0046, 0057, 0205
MTC ......0087, 0057, 0046, 0083
Magnavox ........0081, 0057, 0206
Majestic ..................................0043
Marantz........................0081, 0057
Matsushita ..............................0277
Megatron ....................0172, 0205
Memorex ........0205, 0043, 0083,
.............. 0177, 0181, 0277, 0490
Midland ............0044, 0066, 0074,
............................0078, 0162, 0774
Minutz ....................................0048
Mitsubishi ........0177, 0205, 0046,
..................................................0120
Motorola ................................0120
Multitech ................................0207
NAD..................0183, 0193, 0205
NEC ..................0057, 0046, 0083
NTC ........................................0119
Nikko ................0205, 0057, 0119
Onwa ......................................0207
Optimus............0277, 0193, 0181
Optonica ....................0120, 0192
Orion ................0490, 0206, 0263
Panasonic ....................0078, 0277
Penney..............0074, 0087, 0057,
....0048, 0162, 0205, 0078, 0066,
................0046, 0083, 0183, 0774
Philco ....0172, 0046, 0057, 0081,
..................................................0490
Philips ......................................0081
Pilot ..................0046, 0057, 0066
Pioneer ..................................0193
Portland............0046, 0066, 0119
Prism ......................................0078
Proscan ........................0074, 0774
Proton ....................................0205
Pulsar............................0044, 0046
Quasar ..............0078, 0277, 0192
RCA ......0074, 0162, 0046, 0078,
............................0117, 0120, 0774
Radio Shack ....0192, 0207, 0057,
....0205, 0066, 0181, 0046, 0074,
......................................0083, 0774
Realistic ..........0192, 0207, 0181,
....0057, 0066, 0205, 0046, 0083
Runco ..........................0044, 0057
SSS ................................0046, 0207
Sampo ..........................0057, 0066
Samsung ..........0087, 0046, 0205,
......................................0057, 0083
Samsux....................................0066
Sansei ......................................0478
Sansui ......................................0490
Sanyo ......................................0181
Scimitsu ..................................0046
Scotch ....................................0205
Scott......0263, 0046, 0205, 0206,
..................................................0207
Sears......0181, 0083, 0183, 0074,
....0081, 0198, 0205, 0206, 0774
Semivox ..................................0207
Semp........................................0183
Sharp ................0120, 0192, 0066
Shogun ....................................0046
Signature ................................0043
Sony ........................................0027
Soundesign ......0205, 0206, 0207
Squareview ............................0198
Starlite ....................................0207
Supreme ................................0027
Sylvania ........................0081, 0057
Symphonic..............................0198
TMK ..................0083, 0204, 0205
Tandy ......................................0120
Technics ......................0078, 0277
Technol Ace ..........................0206
Techwood....................0078, 0083
Teknika ............0043, 0081, 0206,
....0207, 0046, 0066, 0119, 0083,
......................................0087, 0177
Telefunken ..............................0083
Toshiba..............0183, 0087, 0181
Totevision ..............................0066
Vector Research ..................0057
Victor ......................................0080
Vidikron ..................................0081
Vidtech ........................0046, 0205
Wards ..0081, 0192, 0205, 0043,
....0046, 0048, 0057, 0083, 0206
White Westinghouse ...... 0490
Yamaha ........................0046, 0057
Zenith ....0044, 0043, 0119, 0490
VCR Codes
Admiral ........................0075, 0236
Adventura ..............................0027
Aiko ........................................0305
Aiwa ..................0334, 0027, 0064
Akai ..............................0133, 0068
America Action ....................0305
American High ......................0062
Asha ........................................0267
Audiovox................................0064
Beaumark ..............................0267
Bell & Howell ........................0131
Broksonic ........0148, 0211, 0029,
..................................................0236
CCE..............................0099, 0305
Calix ........................................0064
Canon ....................................0062
Capehart ................................0047
Carver ....................................0108
Cineral ....................................0305
Citizen..........................0305, 0064
Colt ........................................0099
Craig......0064, 0099, 0074, 0267,
..................................................0298
Curtis Mathes ..........0062, 0068,
............................0087, 0189, 0787
Cybernex ..............................0267
Daewoo ..........0305, 0588, 0047,
..................................................0072
Daytron ..................................0047
Denon ....................................0069
Dynatech ................................0027
Electrohome ..........................0064
Electrophonic ........................0064
Emerex....................................0059
Emerson ..........0211, 0029, 0236,
....0305, 0148, 0588, 0027, 0064,
..................................................0070
Fisher ..........................0074, 0131
Fuji ................................0060, 0062
Funai ........................................0027
GE ........ 0062, 0087, 0075, 0267,
..................................................0787
Garrard ..................................0027
Go Video ................................0553
GoldStar ......................0064, 0065
Gradiente ..............................0027
HI-Q ........................................0074
Harley Davidson ..................0027
Harman/Kardon ...... 0065, 0108
Harwood ................................0099
Headquarter ..........................0073
Hitachi ..............0069, 0027, 0068
Hughes Network Systems ..0069
JVC................................0094, 0068
Jensen ......................................0068
KEC ..............................0064, 0305
KLH ........................................0099
Kenwood..........0068, 0094, 0065
Kodak ..........................0062, 0064
LXI ..........................................0064
Lloyd’s ....................................0027
Logik........................................0099
MEI ..........................................0062
MGA ............................0070, 0267
MGN Technology ................0267
MTC ............................0027, 0267
Magnasonic ............................0305
Magnavox ........0062, 0108, 0027,
......................................0066, 0176
Magnin ....................................0267
Marantz........................0108, 0062
Marta ......................................0064
Matsushita ..................0062, 0189
Memorex ........0131, 0074, 0027,
....0064, 0075, 0062, 0073, 0267,
................0334, 0066, 0189, 0236
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Minolta....................................0069
Mitsubishi ........0070, 0075, 0094
Motorola ....................0062, 0075
Multitech ....................0027, 0099
NEC ......0065, 0068, 0094, 0131
Nikko ......................................0064
Noblex....................................0267
Olympus ................................0062
Optimus ....0189, 0075, 0064, 0131
Orion ................0029, 0211, 0236
Panasonic ........0062, 0189, 0252,
..................................................0643
Penney..............0062, 0267, 0064,
......................................0069, 0065
Pentax ....................................0069
Philco............................0062, 0236
Philips................0108, 0062, 0645
Pilot ........................................0064
Pioneer ..................................0094
Portland ..................................0047
Profitronic ..............................0267
Proscan ........................0087, 0787
Protec ....................................0099
Pulsar ......................................0066
Quarter ..................................0073
Quartz ....................................0073
Quasar ........................0062, 0189
RCA ......0087, 0176, 0069, 0062,
................0075, 0133, 0267, 0787
Radio Shack ..........................0027
Radix ......................................0064
Randex....................................0064
Realistic ..........0027, 0131, 0074,
................0075, 0064, 0062, 0073
ReplayTV ....................0641, 0643
Runco......................................0066
STS ..........................................0069
Samsung ......................0072, 0267
Sanky ............................0066, 0075
Sansui ....0068, 0027, 0094, 0236,
..................................................0298
Sanyo......0074, 0073, 0131, 0267
Scott ......0211, 0148, 0070, 0072
Sears......0064, 0069, 0027, 0062,
............................0073, 0074, 0131
Semp........................................0072
Sharp ......................................0075
Shintom ..................................0099
Shogun ....................................0267
Singer ......................................0099
Sony........0060, 0059, 0027, 0062
Sylvania ..0062, 0108, 0027, 0070
Symphonic..............................0027
TMK ........................................0267
Tatung......................................0068
Teac ..............................0027, 0068
Technics ......................0062, 0189
Teknika..............0027, 0062, 0064
Thomas ..................................0027
Tivo..........................................0645
Toshiba ........................0072, 0070
Totevision....................0064, 0267
Unitech ..................................0267
Vector ....................................0072
Vector Research ..................0065
Video Concepts....................0072
Videosonic ............................0267
Wards ..0062, 0087, 0027, 0074,
....0267, 0069, 0075, 0099, 0108,
......................................0176, 0787
White Westinghouse ..........0305,
..................................................0236
XR-1000 ..........0099, 0027, 0062
Yamaha....................................0065
Zenith ....0066, 0027, 0060, 0236
ON SCREEN INSTALLATION
When you install a new system, you can skip the
installation procedure if all the defaults listed on page
30 apply.When the Welcome screen displays, press the
▼ button and OK.
The Installation Wizard is a first time setup that
includes entering your zip code, selecting the dish configuration, pointing the dish, setting up the VCR controls (DSX5375R only), and testing the system.A
series of screens will be displayed and you will be
prompted with onscreen instructions. Once you have
entered all the requested information, a System Test
screen displays. Be sure you have contacted DIRECTV
and arranged for service. For installing your satellite
dish and making connections, refer to the separate
installation guide for the satellite dish.
Enter Zip Code
Use this function to correctly position the
satellite antenna.
At the installation menu, select Enter Zip Code
by using the ▲ ▼ buttons to highlight this
option. Press OK.
Enter the zip code using the numeric buttons
on the remote.
Or,
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to increment the
number in the zip code field. Press the button to move to the next field.When all the
digits have been entered, press BACK or OK to
returnto the Installation menu.
Dish Configuration
Use this function to identify the type of satellite antenna
dish.
At the Installation menu, select Dish
Configuration by using the ▲ ▼ buttons to
highlight this option. Press OK.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to highlight the dish
you have.
Press BACK to return to the Installation menu.
Please choose the option that best matches your setup.
SMART HELP
• If you don't see these screens, go to Access
Control on page 33.
• If the incorrect zip code is entered follow the
instructions detailed on this page.
Next, go to Dish Configuration on page 20.
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ON SCREEN INSTALLATION (CONT’D)
Point Dish
Use this function to manually point the dish to determine
that it is correctly aligned with the satellite(s). Refer to the
separate satellite dish Installation Guide for instructions on
how to physically adjust the satellite dish angles.You may
want to have a helper to read the onscreen displays during
this procedure. Signal strength readings change approximately 2 seconds after the adjustment is made. Note that
single dish installations often show higher signal strength
than installations which receive signals from two or three
satellites.The onscreen display will tell you how to align
your dish based on your zip code.
At the Installation menu, select Point Dish by
using the ▲ /▼ buttons to highlight this option.
Press OK.
The on screen displays a signal strength meter.
Adjust the dish until the signal strength meter
stabilizes at a maximum reading.The range is 0 to
100. It is recommended to obtain a signal
strength of at least 60.
Press BACK to return to the installation menu.
NOTE:
Use the ▲ or ▼ buttons to switch between
satellites. Use the or buttons to switch
between transponders for the selected satellite.
VCR Control (DSX5375R only)
Use this function to set up the receiver to automatically
record programs on your VCR. Please make sure
the VCR Controller is correctly positioned in front of
your VCR and connected to the VCR CONTROL
output jack.
At the installation menu, select VCR Control by using
the ▲ or ▼ buttons to highlight this option. Press OK
An intermediate screen will appear stating that it is
important to consult this section of the manual before
proceeding. Press OK
Refer to page 21 for setting up the VCR Controller
System Test
This option performs a test of system.This information
is useful if you need to contact customer service.
At the Installation menu, select System Test,
then press OK.After a few seconds, the test
results will appear on screen.
Use the ▲ or ▼ buttons to scroll through the
dialog. Press the Page +/- buttons to scroll by a
full page.
Press BACK to return to the Installation menu.
The on-screen Installation should now be
complete. If you are not receiving a good picture (or are
encountering other signal problems), first repeat these
steps. If this does not help, refer to the Smart Help section of this manual (page 39).
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ON SCREEN INSTALLATION (CONT’D)
After the initial installation, you may want to later
access the installation features, for example, if you have
moved the dish.The following sections describe the
steps in the Installation menu.
To access the installation menu:
Press the MENU button on the remote.
Choose Installation by using the ▼ button to
highlight this option. Press OK.
Follow instructions beginning with enter zip
code on page 19.
VCR CONTROLLER (DSX 5375R
ONLY)
VCR Controller Set Up
(DSX5375R only)
This section describes how to select a VCR Brand,VCR Code,
and make sure it all works.
To access the installation menu:
Highlight your VCR Brand in the list of VCR manufacturers
using the ▲ or ▼ buttons. Using PAGE+/- buttons will move
through the list more quickly. Press OK
Use the ▲ or ▼ buttons to highlight VCR Code. Press OK
Select the first code, if more than one, in the list. Press OK
Using the ▲ or ▼ buttons, select Test and press OK.
A message will appear asking for a blank tape to be inserted,
the VCR to be tuned to the correct input channel, and power
turned off. Follow the instructions and press OK
A sequence of events will occur to power on the VCR,
record a program, stop recording, and power off the VCR.
Power on the VCR, rewind the tape, and press play to see if a
recording was made.
If recording is not sucessful, select the next code in the VCR
code list, press OK, and return to step 4. Repeat these steps
as necessary.
If recording is still not successful, check the VCR controller,
cord, and connection to the receiver. Make sure the VCR
controller is positioned in front of the VCR infrared sensor.
Banner Recording
(DSX5375R only)
Allows the information banner to be turned on or off
at the beginning of the recording.
Use the ▲ or ▼ buttons to highlight Banner
Recording. Press OK.
If you want the banner to be recorded, select Yes
using the ▲ or ▼ buttons and press OK.
If you do not want the banner to be recorded, select
No using the ▲ or ▼ buttons and press OK.
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GENERAL OPERATION
OF YOUR
DIRECTV RECEIVER
Throughout this manual, you will notice that the everyday operation of your Satellite Receiver is based on a series of
user friendly onscreen displays and menus.These displays will help you get the most from your Satellite Receiver, guiding you through initial installation, channel selection, timer settings and many other functions.
Most functions can be carried out using either the buttons on the front of your Satellite Receiver or the remote
control. However, you may find it easier to use your remote control in most instances.
BANNER
You can display a program banner by pressing the INFO button on the remote when in TV mode.The banner can also
display notices, help text, icons, and details about the selected program.
Short Banner
While you're viewing a program, pressing the
INFO button on remote displays the Short banner.
Pressing INFO again displays the long banner.The
banner displays for the time duration you set in
Menu mode (refer to page 31).
To remove the banner, press EXIT.
Long Banner
Closed captioning
Alternate audio language track
Long program description available
Favorites (if on)
Program theme and subtheme
Themes (if on)
Channel number
Current time
Channel logo,
Mail, or Program
Notification icon
System locked
Program name
Pay per view
Program start and
end time
Copy/record
protection
Program long
description
Rating
Price (if PPV)
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NOTIFICATION DISPLAYS
Browse Banner
While watching a program, you can view information
about other programs using the Browse Banner feature. Press the PAGE+/- buttons to cycle through
channels. As you select a channel, the short banner
for the program is displayed.
Long program information is not available in the
Browse banner.
Press EXIT to return to the same channel, or press
OK to tune to the browsed channel.
When FAVORITES or THEMES are selected, the
short and browse banners show only information
about programs from the favorites and/or themes
lists (refer to page 27).
Song ID Displays
When you select a channel that contains audio only,
information about the currently playing music selection is displayed for each new song. Pressing INFO
redisplays the song information and the short banner.
Notification Displays
Notifications that a tagged program (see page 28)
is about to begin and the arrival of new mail are displayed in the channel logo space.
Notifications are displayed in the order in which
they are received. After 10 seconds, the next
notification displays.
Tagged program notification icon
displays three minutes before a
tagged program is about to start.
Press OK to tune to the channel.
Press EXIT to remove icon.
The mail icon appears if you have
received new mail. See page 38 for
details
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DIRECTV® PROGRAMMING GUIDE
The DIRECTV Programming Guide offers complete TV listings and access to much more.The Guide lists programs according to their time slot and channel.With it, you can tune to a program, be notified when a program is about to start, order
pay per view programs, search through listings by the type of program you’re looking for, and tag
programs for future viewing.You can also access the menu, other guides, a tag list, and online help from the Guide.
The channel scroll elevator bar shows the position of the channel relative to the total number of channels.The
number of channels is based on the FAV/THEMES list (refer to page 27).To move up or down, press the PAGE+/- buttons.
The channel list shows the channels available based on FAVS/THEMES/SUBTHEMES currently selected.
Arrows indicate that the program extends beyond the time slot shown.
The Tag mark indicates that the program has been selected for future viewing. If a program is tagged, the tag will always
display in the Guide cell.The system will notify you before the program starts so that you can tune to it.
The Program list shows all the programs airing in a given time slot. If program names are too long to fit into a guide cell,
they may be shortened or not displayed at all.When a program is selected, its full name appears in the
banner.
Time
Short banner
Selected date
Program list
Channel list
Tag mark
Channel scroll
elevator bar
Arrows
Help
Selected program
Menu
Other Guides
Taglist
Go to Date
What’s In the Guide
The Guide shows the programming available for a 1 1/2 hour period. Programs you can tune to are determined by settings you
make in Menu mode. For example, if you set maturity rating at PG-13, you will not be able to tune to programs with higher
maturity ratings such as R without first entering an access code if you have locked the system (see page 33).
The Guide also displays network channel information in the banner.When you are displaying programming for the current time,
press the button, the highlight will shift to the channel list and display the selected channel's information in the banner. Long
channel information is available when you press INFO.To redisplay program information, press the button.
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DIRECTV® PROGRAMMING GUIDE (CONT’D)
Using the Guide
To do this….
Do this….
Display the Guide
Press the GUIDE button on the remote control.
Scroll through the
program list
Press the ▲ / ▼ buttons. Press a button continuously to scroll faster.You can
use the PAGE+/- buttons to scroll a full page at a time.
Tune to a current program
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to scroll through the list of current programs, then
press OK.
Or
Enter the channel's number on the remote control's numeric pad and press OK.
Scroll to another time slot
Press the / buttons. Press a button continuously to scroll faster.When
you go into past programming, channel information displays in the banner.
Choose a program to view
Press the arrow buttons until the program you want to view is highlighted in the
Guide. If the program is in the current time slot, pressing OK tunes to the
selected channel and displays the short banner for the program.
If the selected program is PPV, the PPV dialog displays.
If the program is in a future time slot, the Tag dialog displays so you can add the
program to your viewing schedule. If it is already tagged, the Untag dialog displays.
View the "long" information
You can toggle between the display of short and long program and channel
banner information by pressing the INFO button on the remote.
Display Favorites
Press FAVORITES on the remote control.The Favorites dialog displays allowing
you to select a personalized channel list.When the dialog is dismissed, the
Favorites icon displays at the top of the banner and the Guide contains listings of
channels that belong to the selected Favorites list. FAVORITES lists are set up in
Menu mode. Refer to page 27.
Display Themes
Press the THEMES button on the remote control.The Themes dialog displays
letting you select from program themes and sub-themes.When the dialog is
dismissed, the Themes icon displays at the top of the banner and the Guide lists
programs for the selected theme. Refer to page 27.
Purchase a PPV program
When you select a PPV program, a $ displays in the banner, indicating that it is
PPV.When you press OK, the PPV dialogs display and prompt you through the
purchase procedure. If it is a future program, it is tagged. Refer to page 26.
Lock the Satellite Receiver
In Menu mode, you can lock the Satellite Receiver to prevent unauthorized
viewing (details on pages 33-34).When locked, a lock icon displays in the banner.
When you try to tune to a locked item (channel, exceed maturity rating threshold
or PPV), a dialog displays. It prompts you to enter the four-digit access code.The
Satellite Receiver then tunes to the channel and the banner displays the unlock
icon for the rest of the viewing session.The system remains unlocked until it
enters standby mode.
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DIRECTV® PROGRAMMING GUIDE (CONT’D)
Using the Guide (cont’d)
To do this….
Do this….
Tag a program for future
viewing or recording to
a VCR
You can set up your viewing or recording schedule ahead of time, so that you will
be automatically notified of the shows you want to see, or using the VCR Controller,
automatically record future programs to your VCR. This is called ‘tagging’. On the
Guide, tagged programs either have a check mark or a loop to the right of the
program title
Tag for viewing
When a program has been tagged for future viewing or recording, the notification
banner displays 3 minutes before the program starts. For programs tagged for viewing,
press OK to tune to the channel. For programs tagged for recording, the receiver
will automatically tune to the channel.
You can still purchase future PPV programs after 25, but you will not receive a
tag notice.
Tag for recording
To tag a non-PPV program:
1. Highlight a future program to tag and press OK. In the Tag for Notification dialog,
choose whether you want to tag this program once, daily, weekly, or MondayFriday. Remember, you are actually tagging the time slot, so if the program moves
to a different time slot, you will want to retag it.
2. Press OK on the Tag for Notification dialog.
If the program is in the same time slot as another tagged program, the system.
will prompt you that a conflict exists.
To tag a PPV program:
1. Highlight a future program to tag.
The PPV dialog displays.When you have completed the purchase, the program
will be tagged.
Untagging a tagged
program
To untag a program:
1. Highlight the program and press OK.
2. In the dialog, choose Once if you want to untag a program for one time slot
only, or Always if a program has been tagged more than once, for example, a
program that airs every day.Then, press OK.
Pay per view programs include special programming, movies, and sporting programs and are indicated by a "$" in the
banner. In the Guide, you can preview most currently airing PPV programs, purchase current and future PPV programs,
and cancel a purchase. In Menu mode, you can view the purchase history, cancel purchases, and restrict this feature by
setting rating and spending limits.
Some PPV programs cannot be taped.This is indicated by the recording restriction icon at the lower right corner
of the banner. Some copy protected programs may be taped using the VCR control feature (DSX5375R only), but
will have a higher purchase price.
To preview a PPV program occurring up to 30 minutes into the program:
Highlight the currently airing program in the Guide and also while using the ▲ / ▼ buttons.
If a preview exists, it will automatically be tuned to when you press OK or use the ▲ / ▼ buttons.
You can purchase the program by pressing OK at any time during the preview. At the end of the preview, a
dialog displays containing alternate start times (if available) and pricing. If you decide to purchase the program,
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DIRECTV® PROGRAMMING GUIDE (CONT’D)
Pay Per View (PPV)
To purchase a PPV program:
Highlight the program in the Guide and press OK.
In the purchase dialog, choose "Buy Now" and press OK.
If alternate start times or pricing are available, a dialog displays in which you can choose the start time. Press the
/ buttons to select alternate start times.
Press the ▲ / ▼ buttons to move to the next selectable item (if available), then press the / buttons
to select an option.
If you select a program start time that conflicts with a tagged program, you will be notified to untag the conflicting program before you can tag the new program.
Press OK to confirm the selections and remove the dialog.
If you have locked your Satellite Receiver and have not entered your access code during this session, the access
code
dialog displays and prompts you to enter your access code. Enter the access code and press OK.
If you purchased a future PPV program, the program will have a checkmark next to it in the Guide.
Press the EXIT button to exit out of this setting.
FAVORITE CHANNELS
Favorite channels is an exciting way to customize the listing of channels so that only programming that
interests you will be displayed within the Program Guide. For information on configuring, editing, and navigating
Favorite Channels, please turn to page 32.
THEMES
Choosing Themes causes the Guide to highlight the programs whose themes match your
choices.When changing channels, you will go
only to channels containing programs that have the
selected themes (smart surf).You can choose any or all
of the themes and sub-themes.When themes are
selected, the Themes icon displays on the top line of
the banner.
To select Themes:
Press THEMES on the remote control.The
Themes dialog displays (has slight delay).
Press the ▲ / ▼ buttons to highlight the
desired theme.Themes which have sub-themes
are indicated by an arrow to the right of the
theme.To view the sub-themes, press the button.
Press OK to switch selection on and off the
highlighted theme.
Press BACK to return to the main THEMES
menu. Press BACK again to exit out of this mode.
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ALTERNATE AUDIO
Many programs are broadcast with alternate
audio tracks.When alternate audio is available,
the alternate audio icon displays on the top line of the
banner.
To change audio tracks (when available):
Press the Alt Audio button on the remote.
A dialog displays the languages available for the
selected program. In the dialog, use the ▲ / ▼
buttons to highlight the language you want and
press OK.
If no alternate audio tracks are available for a
particular channel, the screen will state only the
language available with a check mark to the side.To
exit press EXIT.
OPTIONS MENU
The bottom of the Guide screen contains five icons
which you can access by pressing the MENU button
on the remote control when the Guide is displayed.
Use the / buttons to highlight an icon and press
OK to view its dialog box.To exit press EXIT.
Menu
Taglist
Go to
Date
Other
Guides
Help
Menu
Selecting Menu takes you to the menu module,
which is described in detail in the next section.
Taglist
Selecting Taglist displays the list of your tagged
programs, both free and PPV. Use the ▲ / ▼
buttons to move through the list, or the PAGE+/buttons to scroll by a full page.You can untag any
program in the list.To untag a program, highlight it
and press OK. Press BACK to return to the
Guide.When you return to the Guide, any items
untagged in the taglist will be unchecked in the
Guide.
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OPTIONS MENU
Go to Date
Selecting the Go to Date option lets you look at a
list of programs for another day in the week. Use
the ▲ / ▼ buttons to move to the day of interest,
then press OK.The programming information available is limited to the master and extended program
guides.When you press OK, the Guide displays programming information for the same 1.5 hour block
of time displayed before you selected Go to Date,
but for the day you selected.
Other Guides
Selecting Other Guides displays a dialog in which
you can choose a type of guide to view. Use the
▲ / ▼ buttons to scroll through the list. Use the
PAGE+/- buttons to scroll to the next page. Press
OK to select and display the highlighted guide.You
can view and tag programs contained in any guide.
To exit press EXIT.
Help
Selecting Help opens a window in which high-level
help information displays.You can scroll through
the help information using the ▲ / ▼ or PAGE+/buttons. Context sensitive help is often available in
the banner.
MESSAGES
The Satellite Receiver may occasionally display messages which overlay the Programming Guide.To dismiss a message, press OK.
Software Upgrade Message
When DIRECTV schedules or transmits a software upgrade, you will be notified by an onscreen message. Once a software
upgrade is complete, your Satellite Receiver is ready to use. Old software cannot be restored.
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USING THE MENU
The Menu lets you customize the features of your
Satellite Receiver. Categories include Guide, General
Settings. Access Control, Language, Purchases,
Installation, Upgrades, and Mail.
In Menu mode, the following buttons on the remote
control are inactive: FAVORITES,THEMES, GUIDE,
and ALT AUDIO.
To access the main menu from the Guide:
Press the MENU button on the remote control then
press OK.
To access the main menu from the TV:
Press the MENU button on the remote control.
To exit the menu:
Press the MENU button on the remote control.This
removes the menu from the screen and accepts all
the changes you have made.
Menu Mode Defaults
To return to your program and cancel a transaction: Press EXIT.
Menu mode has the following defaults:
Screen Format:
Full screen (4:3)
Banner Duration:
5 seconds
Favorites Names:
Maximum 4 lists. List 1,
List 2, List 3, List 4. 10
Ten characters per list
name
Favorites Channels:
All channels selected for
each list
Channel Lock:
None
Maturity Rating:
R
Per-Purchase Limit:
$10.00
Access Code:
0000
Access Code Mode:
Unlocked
Menu & Guide Language: English
Audio Track Language:
English
Dish Configuration*:
Single
Navigating In Menu Mode
To navigate through the menus, use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to highlight an option.Then press OK to
confirm the selection and display a sub-menu or
dialog. Selecting items on a sub-menu displays a
dialog in which you can change settings or review
parameters. To navigate within a dialog, press the
▲ / ▼ buttons.To accept changes and return to
a sub-menu, press OK. If the dialog contained
non-exclusive choices, press OK and BACK. Or, to
simply return to the previous menu, press BACK.
The following sections tell you how to change
these settings.
* Described in the Installation section (see page 19).
When selections in the menu are made, checks (✓)
appear next to the selections.
GENERAL SETTINGS
The General Settings option on the main menu let you change the screen format, change the banner duration, and set the
favorite channels list.To change general settings, navigate to the General Settings option on the main menu and press OK.
In the menus that display, use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to highlight your selection, then press OK to
confirm the selection. Press BACK to return to the main menu.
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GENERAL SETTINGS (CONT’D)
Screen Format
Screen format defines the width/height ratio of the picture. Options are wide (16:9) or full screen (4:3). Because
programs are transmitted in a variety of formats, your screen format settings will affect position of the picture on your TV.
The effects of these settings are shown in the chart below.
RESULTS
A: images appear as broadcasted
B: black bars are added to the left and
right of the images, or the image is
stretched (dependent on your TV set)
C: image is truncated at the left and right
D: image appears as broadcasted
Selecting a
Screen Format Header
Press MENU.
The Guide option will be highlighted. Press ▼
to select General settings. Press OK.
“Screen Format” will be highlighted. Press OK.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose from the
selections.
Once you have made your selection, press OK.
Banner Duration
Banner durations define how long the program
information banner remains on the screen after
you tune to a program. Options are 5, 10, 15, or
20 seconds.
Press MENU.
The Guide option will be highlighted. Press ▼
to select General settings. Press OK.
“Banner Format” will be highlighted.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose from
the selections.
Once you have made your selection, press OK.
Press BACK twice to exit.
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Favorite Channels
Once Favorites is configured, the Favorites icon displays on the top line of the banner and
programs displayed in the Program Guide are only those in the selected list.When using the
CH ▲ and CH ▼ buttons, you are limited to channels in the favorites list; however, you can
access any channel by entering its number from the remote control.
You can save up to four different favorite channel lists.This way, members of a household can each set their
own favorite channels.
To Configure or Edit
A Favorites List:
To Edit A Favorites List Name:
Press MENU.
Go to the Set Favorite Channel menu.
Choose Change List and select the list you
want to change.
Press OK.The Change List submenu displays.
Use the ▲ and ▼ buttons to choose Manual, Select
All, or Deselect All.
Manual Select shows a list of all available channels.A checkmark is displayed next to channels on
your favorites list.You can switch the checkmark by
highlighting the channel and pressing OK.
Select All selects all channels in the list.You can
then manually deselect any channel by using the
Manual Select functions.
Deselect All deselects all the channels in the list.
You can then manually select any channel.
Use the ▲ and ▼ buttons to navigate through the
list, or use the PAGE +/- buttons to scroll the list up
or down by a complete page.
You can also move to a channel by entering its
number using the numeric buttons on the remote
control.The channels list automatically scrolls to the
channel whose number you entered.
Press OK to switch the check marks on the
channel. Press BACK to confirm the selection(s).
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose General
Settings. Press OK.
Select the Set Favorite Channel menu. Press OK.
Choose Change Name.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to select the list
whose name you want to edit. Press OK.The
Edit Name dialog displays.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to scroll through the
alphabet.When the letter you want displays,
press the or to confirm the selection and
move to the next character in the name.
Press OK to confirm the edited name.
Press BACK to return to the previous menu.
To display favorite channels:
Press FAVORITES on the remote.
A dialog displays in which you can select a
favorites list.
Press the ▲ / ▼ buttons to highlight the
desired list and press OK.A checkmark displays
to the right of the selected list.
Program Guide displays only programs from your
favorite channel list.You will only be able to use
the CH ▲ and CH ▼ buttons to select channels
on the list.
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ACCESS CONTROL
With Access Control, you can lock or unlock the system, change the password, lock channels, set spending
limits, set maturity ratings, and replace the access card when requested by DIRECTV.
Press MENU.
The Guide option will be highlighted. Press ▼ to select Access Control.
Press OK.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose from the selections.
Once you have made your selection, press OK.
Access to all of these functions can be restricted by a password. If the access code mode was
previously set to locked (details below) a lock icon displays in the banner.
You can view settings including Channel Lock, Purchase Limit, and Maturity Rating without
unlocking your system. However, you must unlock it to change any of these settings. Unlocking the system (if
locked) requires knowledge of the correct password.
Change Password
The password is four digits.You can change it at anytime. Be sure to write it down in case you forget it.
To change your password:
Be sure you have unlocked the system using the
steps above.
Choose Change Password from the Access
Control menu and press OK.
Enter the current password using the numeric
buttons on the remote or by using the / buttons to move from one field to another. Use
the ▲ / ▼ buttons to scroll password numbers.
Press OK.
Enter the new password.
You will be prompted to enter it again to verify
it. Press OK. Press BACK to return to the
previous menu.
Lock/Unlock The System
Your Satellite Receiver can be locked or
unlocked.When it is locked, the system will
prompt you to enter the password whenever
you want to change settings in the following:
lock channels, change maturity levels, change
purchase limits, change the password, or
replace the access card.
A locked system is indicated by the lock icon in the
banner.To unlock the system, enter the password as
described below.
To lock or unlock the system:
Choose Lock/Unlock the System from the Access
Control menu.When the system prompts you for a
password, enter it using the numeric buttons on the
remote control. After the last digit is correctly
entered, the password is automatically validated.
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ACCESS CONTROL (CONT’D)
Channel Lock
Locking channels prevents a viewer from accessing the
channels by requiring that the password be entered
first.You must lock the system to enforce these settings. Locked channels are indicated by the lock icon to
their right. Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose Manual
Lock, Lock All, or Unlock All.
Manual lock lets you lock individual channels.When
you choose this option, a list of all available channels
displays.A lock icon to the right of the channel name
indicates that it is locked. Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to
navigate to a channel. Use the PAGE +/- buttons to
scroll by a full page. Press OK to confirm the selections
and go to the previous menu.
Lock All lets you lock all channels. Use the ▲ / ▼
buttons to highlight either Yes or No, then press OK to
confirm the selection and go to the previous menu.
Unlock All lets you unlock all channels. Use the ▲ / ▼
buttons to highlight either Yes or No, then press OK to
confirm the selection and go to the previous menu.
Set Spending Limit
Press BACK to return to the previous menu.
You can set a price limit on pay per view programs
up to $655.35.This limit is per program; it is not a
cumulative limit.
To set the Purchase Limit:
Choose Purchase Limit from the Access
Control menu and press OK.
A dialog displays the current purchase limit.
Enter the purchase limit using the numeric
buttons on the remote. Or, use the / buttons to move from digit to another, then
use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to scroll the numeric
entry for each digit.
Press OK to confirm the selection. Press
BACK to return to the previous menu.
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ACCESS CONTROL (CONT’D)
Rating Limit
Maturity ratings help you determine a program's
content, similar to the way films are rated. For
example, a rating of "G" is a program suitable for
general audiences, while a rating of "R" might be
suitable for adult only viewing.When you lock a particular rating, all ratings exceeding the locked rating
are automatically locked as well. For
example, if you lock "NC-17", "R" will be
automatically locked. Locked programs are
displayed in the Guide and the Lock icon is
displayed in the banner.To view a locked
program, you must first enter an password.You must
lock the system to enforce these settings.
To set the Maturity Rating:
Choose Maturity Rating from the Access
Control menu and press OK.
A ratings list displays. A lock icon to the right
of the rating indicates that it is locked.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to navigate to a rating.
Press OK to confirm the selection.
Replace Access Card
Occasionally, your service provider may require
you to replace your access card. If so, you will
receive instructions with the card for performing
the function.
PREFERRED LANGUAGE
Many programs are broadcast with program guide information and audio tracks in different languages.You can
choose the language you prefer for the Menu and Guide
and for the audio track.
Note: not all programs offer multiple
languages. If the selected program is not
available in the language, it defaults to the
first listed audio track.
To choose the language:
Press MENU.
The Guide option will be highlighted. Press ▼ to
select Preferred Language.
Press OK.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose either Menu
and Guide or Audio Track.
The currently selected language has a checkmark
to its right.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose the language
from the list.
Press OK.
If desired, repeat steps 3-5 to change the other option.
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PURCHASES
Use the Purchases dialog to view completed or pending purchases.
Completed Purchases
Completed Purchases displays a summary of your
past purchases including the program and channel
name, program date, presentation start and end time,
price, and whether the program was viewed or cancelled. Information for all past purchases is stored on
the access card and displayed with the most recent
purchase first.
To view completed purchases:
Press MENU.
The Guide option will be highlighted. Use the
▲ / ▼ buttons to choose from the selections.
Pending Purchases
Choose Purchases from the main menu and
press OK.
The Purchases: Pending screen displays all pay per view
(PPV) programs that you have purchased but have not
yet viewed.You can cancel any PPV programs which you
have not yet watched or did not watch. Information displayed to cancel a purchase includes the program and
channel name, program date, presentation start and end
time, price, and rating. Information for all purchases is
stored on the access card and displayed with the most
recent purchase first.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose Completed.
Press OK.
A list of completed purchases displays indicating
whether they were viewed or cancelled.You can
scroll through the list using the ▲ / ▼ buttons or
using the PAGE+/- buttons to scroll by a full page.
Press BACK to return to the previous menu.
Note: you cannot cancel a PPV purchase if you
have already tuned to the program.
To cancel purchases:
Press MENU.
The Guide option will be highlighted. Use the
▲ / ▼ buttons to choose from the selections.
Choose Purchases from the main menu & press OK.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose Pending.
Press OK.
A list of pending purchases and purchases that were
ordered but not viewed displays.You can scroll through
the list using the ▲ / ▼ buttons or using the
PAGE+/- buttons to scroll by a full page.
To delete a pending purchase, highlight it and
press OK.The checkmark disappears from the
right of the program's name.
Press BACK to return to the previous menu.
All unchecked programs will be deleted from
the pending purchases list.
If desired, you can verify the purchase was
canceled by viewing Purchases: Pending.
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INSTALLATION
For Installation instructions, please turn to page 21.
UPGRADES
The Upgrades dialog displays configuration and version
data which is helpful if you need to report problems to
a customer service representative.This dialog lets you
scroll line by line both forward and back as well as
complete page up and page down.The information presented is for viewing only.
To view upgrades:
Press MENU.
The Guide option will be highlighted.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose Upgrades
from the selections.
Once you have made your selection, press OK.
Software Upgrade Message
An on-screen message will notify you when DIRECTV
schedules or sends a software upgrade. Once a software
upgrade is complete, your Satellite Receiver is ready to
use. Old software cannot be restored.
Your 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 the
Satellite Receiver is likely to be turned off. If your Satellite
Receiver is on when an upgrade or modification is sent,
reception may be interrupted for a minute or two.
Reception should return to normal after the modification
is complete.Your Satellite Receiver must be plugged in to
receive an upgrade. Do not unplug your Satellite Receiver
while an upgrade is in progress. Consult the Upgrade
Menu to find a schedule of upgrades or modifications
planned by DIRECTV.
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MAIL
Your service provider will periodically send you messages.When you
receive new mail, the pigeon mail
icon appears at the logo space on
the main menu and Guide.You can
view and delete messages. Each message includes the
date and time it was sent.A maximum of 30 messages
can be stored.When new messages are received, the oldest message is automatically deleted if the maximum
amount of messages is exceeded.The banner on the Mail
screen indicates how many messages you have.
To view mail:
Press MENU.
The Guide option will be highlighted.
Use the ▲ / ▼ buttons to choose Mail from
the selections.
Once you have made your selection, press OK.
To delete a message:
When a message is displayed, press OK to
remove the checkmark to its right.When you
press BACK, all unchecked messages are deleted.
SMART HELP
Where To Find Help
The banner area at the top of the display
provides context sensitive help text based on the
menu, sub-menu, or object you select. General help is available by highlighting the "?" icon at the
bottom of the Guide screen and pressing OK.
Error messages that display on the screen are self-explanatory. Some possible error messages are explained below.To
remove an error message from the screen, press OK.
No picture, no sound, power indicator LED does not light.
• Receiver is not plugged into the AC outlet or is not switched on.
• Check AC outlet connection. Press the ON/OFF button on the front of the Satellite Receiver.
• Check batteries in the remote.
No picture, no sound.
• The receiver is in standby.
• Check connections from the Satellite Receiver to the TV.
• Turn Satellite Receiver off, unplug, wait 10 to 15 seconds, plug back in, and try.
Arrow buttons don’t work.
• Make sure no objects obstruct the line of sight between the remote and the Satellite Receiver.
• The remote control may need new batteries.
• See also "Screen is frozen."
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Where To Find Help
The banner area at the top of the display
provides context sensitive help text based on the
menu, sub-menu, or object you select. General help is available by highlighting the "?" icon at the
bottom of the Guide screen and pressing OK.
Error messages that display on the screen are self-explanatory. Some possible error messages are explained below.To
remove an error message from the screen, press OK.
Cannot access program.
• Check that you are subscribing to the station to which you want to tune. Call DIRECTV if you are not sure.
• Be sure the system is not locked as indicated by the lock icon in the banner.
Cannot order PPV program.
• It may be too late to purchase this program. Check for other showtimes.
• Make sure the PPV option is not locked (see page 27).
• Program may exceed purchase limit.
• Your access card may be full. Call DIRECTV.
• Telephone line(s) not installed or attached correctly.
Cannot cancel PPV.
• You cannot cancel PPV orders that you've watched or tuned to. However, you can cancel programs you've
ordered but haven't watched even if it has already aired.
Guide does not tune to the selected program.
• Press OK to select the program you highlighted.
Cannot display favorite stations.
• You must set up your Favorites list before favorite channels will display (see page 32).
Locks not working.
• Check that the system is locked (see page 33).
Cannot access lock screens.
• The system must be unlocked before you can make changes to the access control lock settings (see page 33).
Cannot lock or unlock the system
• Make sure you enter the correct access code. If you've lost or forgotten your access code, call DIRECTV.
No picture.
• Make sure the TV power is on.
• Make sure all power cords are connected.
• Make sure the TV input is set properly.
• Make sure the TV source is set properly on the TV. Press the TV/SAT button on the remote control.
• If you are receiving only a few stations, call DIRECTV to have your programming activated. Check that the
Satellite Receiver is on. Check that the smart card is inserted properly in the Satellite Receiver (see page 12).
• Check the satellite antenna's signal strength (see page 20).To ensure a quality picture, make sure the signal is
coming directly from the Satellite Receiver and not through your VCR.
• Make sure the coaxial cable is properly connected to the antenna's LNB.
• Check the cable for kinks.
Alternate audio track is not available.
• Not all programs offer alternate audio tracks and are indicated by the I-II symbol in the banner. Press ALT AUDIO
to see a list of available languages.
Audio track language is incorrect.
• Check the default language settings (see page. 35).The program provider may not make available all the languages
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displayed in the Language screen accessed in the main menu.
Access card problems.
• Check that the card is inserted properly (see page 12). Call DIRECTV.
Remote control doesn't work.
• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly (see page 18) and are not dead. Be sure you are within operating range
of the receiver.
No sound.
• Make sure the Mute isn’t on.
Volume too high.
• Set TV volume to medium loudness.You can adjust the volume with the remote if it is programmed for your make
and model of TV.
Screen is frozen or completely black, or Power button doesn’t work.
• Try turning the Satellite Receiver power off and on again.
• Make sure the TV and VCR are set to the correct channel.
You see a message that says a software upgrade is available.
• Select Update Now. New software is available and will be installed on your Satellite Receiver automatically. Doing
so is in your best interest because new features will be available and/or possible difficulties will be corrected.
During channel Up/Down, box does not go to next channel.
• When Favorites or Themes are selected, only selected channels will display in the guide.
GLOSSARY
A/V Audio/Video
guide An onscreen television program guide.When you
press GUIDE on the remote control, you’ll see a list of TV
programs broadcast on each channel.You can highlight a
program title for more information about a program.
access card A credit-card-sized plastic card that uses smart
card technology to control authorizations.
alternate audio program Alternate Audio Program lets
viewers choose an alternate audio channel which may broadcast a different language, or alternate versions of the audio
program.
IPPV Impulse pay per view - a PPV offering that can be
purchased in the home directly by the customer.This function
is only available when your telephone line is connected to the
satellite receiver. Purchases are captured by the access card
and forwarded to DIRECTV at the next callback.
azimuth The angular distance from true north, along the
horizon, to the satellite. It is used during the process of setting up the left and right adjustment of the dish antenna.
Azimuth and elevation angles are displayed on a set-up screen
based on a zip code and/or latitude and longitude.
letterbox The format of a program or movie originally created for a 16 x 9 theater screen.When a letterbox program
is viewed on a 4 x 3 television screen, a black area appears
above and below the picture to preserve the aspect ratio.
CAM Card Access Module.
lock symbol If you see a symbol of a padlock, it means
program can be viewed only by authorized people.
CC When the closed caption symbol is displayed, the audio
track can be presented as text on the viewing screen.
Pay per view A program that has an associated viewing
cost, and which may be purchased separately from any
package or subscription.This could include a movie, special
program, sporting program, or an adult program.
channel Channels are defined in the DIRECTV System to
transmit a specific sequence of programming. Once defined,
the guide lists programs by channel, allowing a customer to
select a particular show.Valid channel numbers range from
0000 to 9999, but not all possible channels are defined and
not all defined channels transmit programming all the time.
PPV Pay per view.
purchase limit The maximum dollar amount of the PPV
purchase balance allowed by the access card or purchase l
imit set in the menu.This limit is per-program rather than a
limit on total spending.Also referred to as "spending limit".
DIRECTV Service High-power, direct broadcast
satellite system, developed and managed by DIRECTV, Inc.
EPG Electronic program guide
rating limit A limit set by the customer to prevent
favorites A selection of channels that you like.
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unauthorized viewing of programs with a rating at or above
the set limit. For example, if a limit of R has been set, then
programs rated R,TV-M, NR-Mature, or NC17 cannot be
viewed without first entering a access code.
while another part moves offscreen.To scroll, you select an
arrow pointing down (to see more at the bottom) or up (to
see more at the top), or press the PAGE +/- button on
the remote.
rating level Standard rating levels applied to movies and
other programs to help customers determine the
amount of strong language, violence, and/or sex contained in
that program.
spending limit See purchase limit.
SPG Special program guide; for example, a program guide
which contains only programs of a selected theme.
tuner A device that receives television signals and determines which TV channel is displayed. Most VCRs have tuners
in them.The Satellite Receiver also has a tuner.
scroll A method of moving around the guide or text box
when the contents are too big to fit the screen or box.
When you scroll, part of the page becomes visible onscreen,
SPECIFICATIONS
Video Decoding
• MPEG-2 compliant (up to Main Profile/Main Level)
• Video bit rate: up to 15 Mbit/sec
• Video format: 4:3 and 16:9
• Resolution: up to 720 x 480 pixels
Audio Decoding
• MPEG-1 layer II
• Sampling frequency: 48KHz
• MPEG-1 system packets
Satellite Antenna Interface
• RF input: F-type connector
• LNB supply: 0V / 14V /18V
• LNB current: max. 450mA on 14V,
450mA on 18V
• Tone switching (on/off): 22kHz
Reception Demodulation
• QPSK Type
• Input frequency range: 950 to 1450 MHz
• Input level range: -69 to -23 dBm
Input / Output Interfaces
• Satellite input
• RF input (antenna, etc.)
• Video output: CVBS
• Audio output: Audio L/R
• Channel 3/4 (TV/VCR) output
• RJ-11 (telephone)
• S-video output (Y/C)
• VCR Control
Integrated telephone modem (Return Path)
• Built-in RJ-11 connector
• Modem type: v.22bis, Bell 212A, Bell 103
• Dialing mode: DTMF & pulse
Electrical
• Main power supply: 100V - 120V, 60Hz
• Power consumption: max. 35W (Max. 450mA of
LNB current)
Environmental
• Temperature
- Operating: 5 to 45°C
- Storage: -10 to 70°C
Physical Dimensions
• Size: 15 in. (W) x 2.8 in. (H) x 11.4 in. (L)
(380 mm x 71 mm x 290 mm)
• Weight: 5.1 lbs. (2.3 kg)
Package Contents
• Digital Satellite Receiver
• Infrared (IR) universal remote control
- Two AA batteries
• Access card
• Power supply cord
• User Manual
• RF coaxial cable
• RJ-11 telephone cord
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INDEX
▲ ▼ buttons
14
A
A/V connectors................................9-11
access card ......................................12,13
inserting ............................................12
replacing ............................................13
Access Control....................................33
audio
alternate ............................................28
audio tracks
changing ............................................28
B
Back button ..........................................14
banner ....................................................22
browse ..............................................23
long ....................................................22
short ..................................................22
viewing the long banner .............. 25
banner duration ..................................31
C
channel
tuning to............................................25
channel lock..........................................33
channels
accessing locked ..............................34
favorite ..............................................32
locking all ..........................................33
unlocking all......................................33
D
Date
go to ..................................................29
E
email icon..............................................23
Exit button............................................14
F
favorite channel....................................32
favorites
displaying ..........................................23
favorites button ..................................14
favorites list
editing ................................................32
features ....................................................6
front view ................................................9
G
general operation ................................21
general settings ....................................30
glossary..................................................40
Guide......................................................24
displaying ..........................................25
using ..................................................25
Guide button........................................14
Guides
other ..................................................29
H
Help ................................................29, 39
I
i button ..................................................14
info button ............................................14
installation
connecting a TV and VCR ......10, 11
connecting existing equipment ....10
dish configuration............................20
onscreen instructions ....................19
point dish ..........................................20
zip code ............................................19
L
language
choosing preference ......................35
Language button ..................................35
locking a channel ................................34
manually ............................................34
locking all channels ............................34
M
mail ........................................................38
deleting ..............................................38
viewing ..............................................38
maturity rating ....................................35
setting ................................................35
menu
exit......................................................30
viewing ..............................................30
Menu ......................................................31
Menu button ........................................14
menu mode
defaults ..............................................30
navigating in ......................................30
using ..................................................30
message
deleting ..............................................38
software download ........................38
messages................................................38
Messages................................................29
modes ......................................................7
Mute button ........................................14
O
OK button ............................................14
Options Menu ......................................28
Other Guides ......................................29
overview ..................................................6
P
Password
changing ............................................33
42
entering ............................................36
power on ..........................................9, 14
PPV ........................................................27
previewing ........................................27
purchasing ........................................27
program
choosing ............................................25
tagging for future view ..................26
untagging............................................26
program banner ..................................22
program guide
using ..................................................24
program notification icon..................23
purchase limit
setting ................................................34
purchases
future..................................................36
future - viewing, ..............................36
history................................................36
R
rear view..................................................9
remote control
installing batteries..............................8
preparing for use ..............................8
remote control use................14, 15, 16
RF connection......................................10
S
screen format ......................................31
settings
general ..............................................30
smart help ............................................39
Software Download Message ..........29
song ID ..................................................23
standby mode ........................................7
system test............................................20
T
Taglist ....................................................28
themes
displaying ..........................................27
setting, 23
Themes button ....................................14
TV/SAT button ....................................14
U
unlocking the system..........................33
untagging................................................26
V
viewing purchase history ..................39
Vol +/- buttons ....................................14
Z
zip code ................................................19
LIMITED WARRANTY
Digital Satellite Receiver
90 Days Free Exchange / 91 Days-One Year Nominal Fee Exchange
This product must be carried in for repair.
WHO IS COVERED?
You must have proof of purchase to receive warranty service. A
sales receipt or other document showing that you purchased
the product is considered proof of purchase.
WHAT IS COVERED?
Warranty coverage begins the day you buy your product. For 90
days from the date of purchase, the Digital Satellite Receiver will
be replaced with a new, repaired, renewed, or comparable product (whichever is deemed necessary) if it becomes defective or
inoperative.This exchange is done at no charge to you.
From 91 days to one year from the date of purchase, you must pay
a nominal fee for a new or renewed product.This exchange
offer ends one year after the date of purchase.
All products, including replacement products, are covered only
for the original warranty period.When the warranty on the
original product expires, the warranty on the replacement product also expires.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
Your warranty does not cover:
• labor charges for installation or setup of the product.
• installation, performance of, or repair of audio/video cabling,
telephone line, or accessory attachments used in accessory
ports outside of the product.
• product replacement because of misuse, accident, lightning
damage, unauthorized repair, or other cause not within the
control of Philips.
• incidental or consequential damages resulting from the product. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply
to you.)
• reception transmission problems caused by signal conditions,
telephone line, or cable or antenna systems outside the unit.
• a product that requires modification or adaptation to enable
it to operate in any country other than the country for
which it was designed, manufactured, approved and/or
authorized, or repair of products damaged by these
modifications.
• a product used for commercial or institutional purposes.
• DIRECTV Service is separate and distinct from this product
(hardware) warranty.
MAKE SURE YOU KEEP...
Please keep your sales receipt or other document showing
proof of purchase. Attach it to this owner’s manual and keep
both nearby. Also keep the original box and packing material in
case you need to return your product.
BEFORE REQUESTING EXCHANGE...
Please check your owner’s manual before requesting exchange.
Adjustments of the controls discussed there may save you a call.
TO EXCHANGE YOUR PRODUCT...
An exchange will be managed by Philips. If you believe you need
to exchange your Digital Satellite Receiver, contact Philips
Service Solutions Group at 1-800-464-1131. A representative
will go through a diagnostic checklist with you. If it is determined that the product needs to be exchanged, you will receive
a return authorization number.The representative will give you
complete shipping details.
TO GET OUT-OF-WARRANTY EXCHANGE...
To exchange your product after the warranty expires, contact
Philips Service Solutions Group at 1-800-464-1131 to determine
the cost of out-of-warranty exchange for your product.
REMEMBER...
Record below the model and serial numbers found on the
product. Also, fill out and mail your warranty registration card
promptly. It will be easier for us to notify you if necessary. (The
return of the warranty registration card is not a condition
for warranty coverage.)
Model Number ___________________________________
Serial Number ___________________________________
All implied warranties, including implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the
duration of this express warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation
may not apply to you.
WHERE IS EXCHANGE AVAILABLE?
You may exchange the product in all countries where the product is officially distributed by Philips Consumer Electronics. In
countries where Philips Consumer Electronics does not distribute the product, the local Philips service organization will
attempt to provide a replacement product (although there may
be a delay if the appropriate product is not readily available).
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state/province to state/province.
Philips Service Solutions Group, P.O. Box 2976, Longview,Texas 75606,
(903) 242-4800
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