Samsung SIRTS160 Owner`s manual

DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver
Owner’s
Manual
Model SIR-TS160
Warning! Important Safety Instructions
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REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
The lighting flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is
intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system installer’s attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code that provides guidelines for proper grounding and,
in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the
building as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Caution: Any changes or modifications in construction of this device which are not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Caution: To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of plug to the wide slot, and fully insert the
plug.
Important: One Federal Court has held that unauthorized recording of copyrighted TV programs is an
infringement of U.S. copyright laws.
To prevent damage which may result in fire or electric shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to
rain or moisture.
Always be careful when using this product. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
and other injuries, keep these safety precautions in mind when installing, using, and
maintaining your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Read all safety and operating instructions before operating this product.
• Keep the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
• Heed all warnings on the product and in the operating instructions.
• Follow all operating and use instructions.
Warning! Important Safety Instructions
• Unplug the product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a damp cloth; do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners.
• Never add any attachments and/or equipment without approval of the manufacturer. Such additions can
increase the risk of fire, electric shock, or other personal injury.
• Do not use the product where contact with or immersion in water is a possibility, such as near bath tubs, sinks,
washing machines, swimming pools, etc.
• Do not place the product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table where it can fall. A falling product
can cause 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. Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions when mounting the unit, and use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer. Move the product and cart with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces can make the unit and
cart unsteady and likely to overturn.
• Provide ventilation for the product. The unit is designed with slots in the
cabinet for ventilation to protect it from overheating. Do not block these
openings with any object, and do not place the product on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. Do not place it near a radiator or heat register. If
you place the product on a rack or bookcase, ensure that there is adequate
ventilation and that you have followed the manufacturer’s instructions for
mounting.
• Operate your product only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of
the type of power supplied to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company.
• Use only a grounded or polarized outlet. For your safety, this product is equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug having one blade wider than the other. This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact
your electrician to replace your outlet.
• Protect the power cord. Power supply cords should be routed so that they will not be walked on or pinched by
objects placed on or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the unit.
• Unplug the product from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cabling during a lightning storm or when
left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and
power-line surges.
• Avoid overhead power lines. An outside antenna system should not
be placed in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric
light or power circuits or where it can fall into such power lines or
circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, be extremely
careful to keep from touching the power lines or circuits. Contact
with such lines can be fatal.
• Do not overload the wall outlet or extension cords. Overloading can
result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not insert anything through the openings in the unit, where they can touch dangerous voltage points
or damage parts. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
• Ground outdoor antennas. If an outside antenna is connected to the product, be sure the antenna is
grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810
of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No.70-1984, provides information about 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.
Warning! Important Safety Instructions
• Do not attempt to service the product yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
- when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged
- if liquid has been spilled on the unit or if objects have fallen into the unit
- if the product has been exposed to rain or water
- if the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions
- if the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged
- when the product exhibits a distinct change in performance
• If you make adjustments yourself, adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Adjusting other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal.
• When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified
by the manufacturer or those that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in additional damage to the unit.
• 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 a safe operating condition.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
This satellite receiver provides display of television closed captioning in
accordance with §15.119 of the FCC rules.
Notices
Attention
Telephone Line Interruption
A continuous land-based phone line connection is required for DIRECTV® Pay Per View
functionality and sports subscriptions. Any calls generated by the DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver are toll free. These calls are typically made in the middle of the night; your phone is
in use for approximately 30 seconds.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Notices
Trademark and copyright statements
Samsung is a trademark of Samsung Electronics. ©2002 DIRECTV, Inc. DIRECTV, the Cyclone
Design logo and DIRECTV SPORTS are registered trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of
Hughes Electronics Corp, and are used with permission. All other trademarks and service
marks are the property of their respective owners.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992–1997
Dolby Laboratories Inc. All rights reserved.
Macrovision Information
This equipment incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents
and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology is granted
by Macrovision for home and other limited DBS IRD pay per view uses only. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Program Recording Restrictions
Programming may be taped for home viewing only. All other taping is expressly prohibited.
Some programming may not be taped. An additional taping fee may be applied. Call your
program provider for details.
High definition broadcast copyright limitations
Due to copyright restrictions, you may not be able to view some high definition programs in
high definition format using this product. (Also, whenever possible you should connect both
HD and SD interfaces to permit SD viewing of programs if HD viewing is restricted due to
copyright restrictions.)
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver. The number for the Access Card is on the back of the card and on the carton label.
Record these numbers for reference when calling your sales or service representative
regarding this product.
Model Number: ____________________________________
Serial Number: ____________________________________
Access Card Number: ______________________________
Customer Support
For DIRECTV® Programming
For subscription information, or to resolve problems related to programming, call:
DIRECTV at 1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-347-3288) or visit the DIRECTV Web site
(DIRECTV.com).
For Installation
To arrange for the installation of your DIRECTV HD Receiver, call the dealer from whom
you purchased your system.
For Hardware
To resolve problems related to this DIRECTV HD Receiver, call
Samsung Customer Support at 1-800-522-2946.
Warranty
SAMSUNG DIGITAL SATELLITE RECEIVER
LIMITED WARRANTY TO ORIGINAL PURCHASER
This SAMSUNG manufactured product, as supplied and distributed by Samsung Electronics
America, Inc. (SAMSUNG) and delivered new, in the original carton to the original
consumer purchaser, is warranted by SAMSUNG against manufacturing defects in
materials and workmanship for a limited warranty period of:
One (1) Year Parts and Labor*
(*90 Days Parts and Labor for Commercial Use)
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products
purchased and used in the United States. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must
contact SAMSUNG for problem determination and service procedures. Warranty service
can only be performed by a SAMSUNG authorized service center. The original dated bill of
sale must be presented upon request as proof of purchase to SAMSUNG or SAMSUNG’s
authorized service center. Transportation of the product to and from the service center is
the responsibility of the purchaser.
SAMSUNG will repair or replace this product, at our option and at no charge as stipulated
herein, with new or reconditioned parts or products if found to be defective during the
limited warranty period specified above. All replaced parts and products become the
property of SAMSUNG and must be returned to SAMSUNG. Replacement parts and
products assume the remaining original warranty, or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer.
SAMSUNG’s obligations with respect to software products distributed by SAMSUNG under
the SAMSUNG brand name are set forth in the applicable end user license agreement.
Non-SAMSUNG hardware and software products are provided on an “AS IS” basis.
However, non-SAMSUNG manufacturers, suppliers, publishers, and service providers may
provide their own warranties.
This limited warranty covers manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship
encountered in normal, and except to the extent otherwise expressly provided for in this
statement, noncommercial use of this product, and shall not apply to the following,
including, but not limited to: damage which occurs in shipment; delivery and installation;
applications and uses for which this product was not intended; altered product or serial
numbers; cosmetic damage or exterior finish; accidents, abuse, neglect, fire, water,
lightning or other acts of nature; use of products, equipment, systems, utilities, services,
parts, supplies, accessories, applications, installations, repairs, external wiring or connectors
not supplied and authorized by SAMSUNG, or which damage this product or result in
service problems; incorrect electrical line voltage, fluctuations and surges; customer
Warranty
adjustments and failure to follow operating instructions, cleaning, maintenance and
environmental instructions that are covered and prescribed in the instruction book;
product removal or reinstallation; reception problems and distortion related to noise,
echo, interference or other signal transmission and delivery problems. SAMSUNG
does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the product.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED AND DESCRIBED
ABOVE, AND NO WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL APPLY AFTER THE EXPRESS WARRANTY
PERIODS STATED ABOVE, AND NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY
GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT
SHALL BE BINDING ON SAMSUNG. SAMSUNG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF
REVENUE OR PROFITS, FAILURE TO REALIZE SAVINGS OR OTHER BENEFITS, OR ANY
OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE,
MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY
ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF SAMSUNG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST
SAMSUNG BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT
SOLD BY SAMSUNG AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE
FOREGOING, PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR
INJURY TO PURCHASER AND PURCHASER’S PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR
PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT
SOLD BY SAMSUNG NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SAMSUNG.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE
ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS PRODUCT, IS NONTRANSFERABLE AND STATES YOUR
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations
or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty hardware service, please contact SAMSUNG at:
SAMSUNG CUSTOMER SERVICE
400 VALLEY ROAD, SUITE 201, MT ARLINGTON, NJ 07856, TEL: 973-601-6000, FAX: 973-601-6001
1-800-522-2946 and SAMSUNGUSA.COM
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Technical overview ................................................................3
What are Analog TV, DTV, NTSC, ATSC, SDTV, and HDTV? ............3
What kinds of TV programming can I watch
with the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver? ................................ 4
What equipment is required to view HDTV programming? ............ 4
Resolution and interlacing ................................................................5
Video output options........................................................................5
Aspect ratio ......................................................................................7
Screen formats..................................................................................7
Dolby® Digital 5.1 ..........................................................................11
Chapter 2: Getting started ....................................................................12
Box contents...................................................................................12
Front panel controls and lights........................................................13
Back of the DIRECTV High-Definition Receiver ..............................14
Installing the batteries in the remote control...................................16
Inserting the Access Card ...............................................................17
Chapter 3: Setting up and connecting ...................................................18
Before making connections.............................................................18
Jacks and cables .............................................................................19
Connecting your DIRECTV High-Definition Receiver ......................22
Connecting the VCR control cable .................................................27
Turning on the DIRECTV High-Definition Receiver
for the first time .............................................................................28
Adjusting up the satellite dish.........................................................28
Testing your DIRECTV High-Definition Receiver .............................34
Setting up local networks ...............................................................35
Scanning off-air and cable TV channels .........................................35
Activating your DIRECTV account ..................................................37
Upgrades........................................................................................37
Chapter 4: Watching TV ........................................................................38
Remote control overview................................................................38
Changing channels .........................................................................40
Adjusting the volume .....................................................................40
Getting help ...................................................................................40
Getting information on the TV program you are watching .............41
Finding out what’s on: the Guides ..................................................44
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Searching for programs in the Guide ..............................................53
Choosing an alternate audio format for a program.........................55
Changing the User setting ..............................................................56
Pay per view programs ...................................................................56
Chapter 5: Program reminders and recording timers .............................60
Setting up the VCR control ............................................................60
Scheduling program reminders and recording timers ......................61
Reviewing and modifying reminders and recording timers..............62
Chapter 6: User profiles.........................................................................64
User profiles basics .........................................................................64
Editing user profile names...............................................................65
Editing channel lists ........................................................................67
Setting ratings limits .......................................................................68
Allowing or blocking pay per view purchases .................................71
Setting a pay per view spending limit .............................................72
Setting the screen color and translucency .......................................73
Setting the current user profile .......................................................74
Locking and unlocking your DIRECTV® System..............................74
Chapter 7: Settings, preferences, upgrades, and extras .........................76
Reading your mail ..........................................................................76
Setting system preferences .............................................................77
Reviewing and controlling caller ID ................................................83
Setting the Local Time options .......................................................85
Installing a new Access Card ..........................................................87
Viewing important information and a list of features
supported by your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver .................88
Viewing information on automatic system upgrades ......................88
Viewing fun system extras..............................................................88
Chapter 8: Programming the remote control .........................................89
Programming the remote control....................................................89
Operating a device with your programmed remote control ............90
Code lists........................................................................................91
Appendix: Troubleshooting and specifications ......................................97
Troubleshooting..............................................................................97
Specifications..................................................................................99
Index....................................................................................................101
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Chapter 1: Technical overview
This chapter explains the technical capabilities of the DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver, and provides background information on digital television. Topics covered
here include:
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What are Analog TV, Digital TV, NTSC, ATSC, SDTV, and HDTV?
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What kinds of TV programming can I watch with the DIRECTV HD Receiver?
What equipment is required to view HDTV programming?
Resolution and interlacing
Video output options
Aspect ratio
Screen formats
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Dolby® Digital 5.1
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What are Analog TV, Digital TV, NTSC, ATSC, SDTV,
and HDTV?
Analog TV
Analog TV is the TV you’re probably most familiar with. Most of the TV broadcasts
you receive via a standard off-air antenna or from your local cable company are
analog TV broadcasts.
Digital TV
Digital television (sometimes called DTV) is a newer method of broadcasting TV
signals that delivers higher quality audio and video. Digital TV is broadcast in two
sets of formats, SDTV and HDTV.
NTSC
NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) refers to the group that first
established the standards used for conventional analog television broadcasts and TV
equipment.
ATSC
ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) is the group who have been
working to establish the standards for digital television broadcasts and digital
television equipment — including both SDTV and HDTV.
SDTV
SDTV is a digital TV format that provides a high quality picture at resolutions that
can be displayed on standard TV sets (see more on resolutions later in this chapter).
HDTV
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HDTV is a digital TV format that provides the highest quality picture at resolutions
that can be displayed on computer monitors and HDTV-ready TV displays.
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What kinds of TV programming can I watch with
the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver?
The DIRECTV HD Receiver provides you with the ability to receive television
programs from a wide range of sources, and to display them on virtually any TV or
monitor.
Using the Air In, Satellite In, and Cable In jacks on the back of the DIRECTV HD
Receiver, you can receive television programs from:
HDTV and SDTV DIRECTV® programming via digital satellites (through the
Satellite In jack).
• Local off-air analog television broadcasts (NTSC), and local off-air digital
broadcasts (ATSC) (through the Air In jack).
• Unscrambled analog cable TV services for unscrambled cable
programming (through the Cable In jack).
To view cable TV or DIRECTV programming, programming subscriptions are
also required.
•
What equipment is required to view
HDTV programming?
To view HDTV programming, in addition to your DIRECTV HD Receiver, you will
need an HDTV monitor or television set. For DIRECTV High-Definition programming,
you’ll also need an oval triple LNB multi-satellite dish, including a Sat C LNB (a dish
that can receive signals from all 3 of the satellite locations providing DIRECTV
programming).
To receive analog and digital off-air television broadcasts, you’ll need an off-air
antenna. To receive cable TV programming, you’ll need a cable TV connection
(provided by your local cable TV service provider).
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Resolution and interlacing
Two of the elements that determine the quality of a TV picture are resolution and
interlacing.
• Resolution: For TV equipment and broadcasts, resolution is defined by the
number of horizontal lines displayed to make up each frame of a video
image. The more lines of resolution used to draw each frame of video,
the more detailed and sharp the picture will be. Standard TV resolution
uses 480 horizontal lines to make up each frame of video. HDTV uses
either 720 lines, or 1080 lines to make each video frame.
• Interlacing: When TVs display video, they display a new video frame at a rate
that is faster than your eye can see (from 24 to 60 frames per second,
depending on the TV and broadcast). Interlacing refers to whether
each of those frames contains all of the lines of video for each frame
or every other line. Interlaced signals take every other line from 2
frames of video (each lasting 1/60th of a second), and combine them
into one frame lasting 1/30th of a second. In this way, interlacing tricks
your eye into thinking it is seeing twice the resolution that is actually
being displayed.
In non-interlaced video, (referred to as progressive scan video), video
frames are displayed every 1/60th of a second containing all of the
lines of video information for each frame.
The specifications for video resolutions are usually stated by giving the number of
horizontal lines, followed by either the letter i, for interlaced video, or p for
progressive scan video. Most standard TV broadcasts are 480i (480 lines of interlaced
video resolution). Some DVDs and non-HDTV digital TV broadcasts use 480p. The
ATSC specification for HDTV broadcasts and equipment requires either 1080i or
720p. While there is some debate as to whether it is better to have more lines that
are interlaced (1080i), or fewer lines that are progressively scanned (720p), it is
generally accepted that 1080i is the highest quality video format.
Video output options
The DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver is able to receive broadcasts in any of the
resolutions mentioned above. It can also display programs on TVs capable of
displaying any of those resolutions.
To set up your DIRECTV HD Receiver to handle the combinations of incoming video
formats and TV display capabilities, you simply set the Resolution switch on the back
panel to match the highest resolution your TV is capable of displaying. (If you’re not
sure about your TV’s resolution, see your TV’s manual for this specification.) The
DIRECTV HD Receiver will then do the appropriate conversion from input signal
format to display format.
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The table below details the results you get with each combination of input signal
format and TV display format.
If the program signal is in any of these formats:
1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i
With the Resolution
switch set to:
The Component, RGB
and DVI jacks will output:
The Video Out, TV Out, and
S-Video jacks will output:
1080i
1080i
480i
720p
720p
480i
480p/i
480p
480i
For example, if you have a standard resolution TV, you would set the Resolution
switch to 480p/i. Then programs received by the DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver at any resolution would be converted to a resolution of 480p or 480i for
display on your television.
This information can also be helpful when deciding how to connect your TV and
VCR to the DIRECTV HD Receiver. For example, if you have a High Definition TV
capable of displaying 1080i, and a standard VCR, you would want to use the
COMPONENT, RGB or DVI jacks (whichever your TV accepts) to connect the
DIRECTV HD Receiver to your TV. You would then use the VIDEO OUT jack to
connect your VCR. This will provide each device with the highest quality video signal
it is capable of using.
Note:
If you connect your TV to one of the composite video out jacks (VIDEO
OUT, S-VIDEO OUT, or TV OUT), and you view a high-definition program
with the DIRECTV HD Receiver’s RESOLUTION switch set to either 720p or
1080i, the picture will be slightly cropped at the top and bottom (the very
top and bottom edges of the image will not appear on the TV screen). To
avoid this problem, set the RESOLUTION switch to the 480p/i position if
your TV is connected to one of the composite video outputs.
Also, since the RGB, COMPONENT and DVI jacks do not output the 480i
video format, do not connect a standard definition TV capable of displaying
only 480i video to the RGB, COMPONENT or DVI jacks.
If you use the DVI jack, for the best access to high-definition programming,
connect the DVI/HDCP output to the corresponding DVI/HDCP input on
your High-Definition Television (HDTV) or HDTV Monitor that supports
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) technology.
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Aspect ratio
In addition to resolution and interlacing, HDTV is also defined by the aspect ratio of
its broadcasts. Aspect ratio means the shape of the screen as defined by the ratio of
the screen’s width to its height. For analog TV and SDTV, the aspect ratio is 4 units
wide by 3 units high (usually written 4:3). This is the familiar shape of conventional
TVs — slightly wider than they are tall.
For HDTV broadcasts, the aspect ratio is 16:9 (nearly twice as wide as it is tall). This
is, not coincidentally, more like the shape of movies shown in theaters. This makes
HDTV an ideal format for broadcasting and viewing movies on a TV.
But what happens if you are watching a nearly square-shaped 4:3 broadcast on a
rectangular 16:9 TV, or vice-versa? The DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver allows
you to choose from a variety of screen formats to help you deal with those
scenarios.
Screen formats
To deal with the mismatches that can occur between the shapes of TVs and the
aspect ratios of program broadcasts, the DIRECTV HD Receiver provides you with a
set of screen format controls. These controls allow you to pick a format to use for
both 4:3 TVs showing 16:9 programs, and for 16:9 TVs showing 4:3 programs. Here
is an explanation of the options. (Details for setting this preference are included in
Chapter 7.)
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4:3 TVs showing 16:9 programs
For a standard 4:3 TV showing a widescreen program, the
program is too wide to fit on the screen. The DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver gives you 3 ways to fix the problem:
Letter box: If you choose the letter box format, the 16:9 image is
shrunk until the entire width of the program fits on
your TV. Since the aspect ratio of the program is
maintained, the image is no longer tall enough to fill
your screen, so black/gray bars are seen at the top
and bottom of the screen.
Full:
If you set your DIRECTV HD Receiver to the Full
setting, 16:9 images are shrunk to fit the width of
the screen, like in the Letter box format. But instead
of applying black/gray bars to the top and bottom of
the screen, the program image is stretched vertically
until it is tall enough to fill your screen. Your entire
TV screen is full, but the program images are a little
stretched to compensate for the program – to –
screen mismatch.
Zoom:
The third screen format option is to magnify the
image, keeping the 16:9 aspect ratio intact, until your
entire screen is filled. This eliminates the distortion
present in the Full option, but as the image becomes
tall enough to fit your screen, it pushes some of the
program content off the left and right edges of the
screen.
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16:9 TVs showing 4:3 programs
For a wide screen 16:9 TV showing a standard 4:3 TV program,
the program is too tall to fit on the screen. The DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver gives you 3 ways to fix the problem:
Pillar box: If you choose the pillar box format, the 4:3 image is
shrunk until the entire height of the program fits on
your TV. Since the aspect ratio of the program is
maintained, the image is no longer wide enough to fill
your screen, so black/gray bars are seen at the left and
right edges of the screen.
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Full:
If you set your DIRECTV HD Receiver to the Full
setting, 4:3 images are shrunk to fit the height of the
screen,like in the Pillar box format. But instead of
applying black/gray bars to the sides of the screen, the
program image is stretched horizontally until it is wide
enough to fill your screen. Your entire TV screen is full,
but the program images are a little stretched to
compensate for the program – to – screen mismatch.
Zoom:
In this option the program image is magnified until
your entire screen is filled while keeping the 4:3 aspect
ratio intact. This eliminates the distortion present in
the Full option, but as the image becomes wide
enough to fit your screen, it pushes some of the
program content off the top and bottom edges of the
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These 2 tables summarize your screen format options:
If your display is a 4:3 format TV or monitor, your format options include these:
For 4:3 program signals:
Full
For 16:9 program signals:
*Letter box
Full
Zoom
* Note: Letter box is not available through the composite output jacks (Video
Out, S-Video Out, and TV Out jacks) when the RESOLUTION SELECT
switch is set to 1080i and the source signal is 1080i.
If your display is a 16:9 format TV or monitor, your format options include these:
For 4:3 program signals:
Pillar box
Full
Zoom
For 16:9 program signals:
Full
For either of these scenarios, the option you choose is a matter of preference.
The FORMAT button on your remote control allows you to cycle through the
formats available for your display type.
Note: You can set the color of the horizontal or vertical bars displayed for Letter
box and Pillar box screen formats to either black or gray. See Chapter 7 for
details.
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Dolby® Digital 5.1
Just as the ATSC has specified 1080i or 720p as the video formats required for
HDTV, they have also specified a recommended audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1.
Dolby Digital 5.1 provides 5 discrete channels of digital audio information for use by
A/V receivers capable of decoding the 5.1 channel signal. The audio signals are
broken into left-front, center, right-front, left-rear, right-rear and a low-frequency
effects channel (designed for subwoofers). The result when connected to a
compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 channel A/V receiver and speaker setup is a home
theater experience that provides much of the dynamic range, 360-degree imaging,
and sonic excitement of a real theater.
Not all Digital TV programming is broadcast using Dolby Digital 5.1. For DIRECTV®
programming, you can see which programs are broadcast using this high-quality
audio standard by checking the Info Banners and Program Guides for the Dolby
Digital icon (
).
To take full advantage of the Dolby Digital 5.1 capabilities of the DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver, you will need a Dolby Digital 5.1 compatible A/V receiver
connected to the DIRECTV HD Receiver through the Dolby Digital Optical jack or
the Dolby Digital Coaxial jack.
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Chapter 2: Getting started
This chapter tells you everything you need to know before you start setting up and
using your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver. It includes information on:
• Box contents
• Front panel controls and lights
• Back of the DIRECTV HD Receiver
• Installing the batteries in the remote control
• Inserting the Access Card
Box contents
Welcome! The first step in setting up your DIRECTV HD Receiver is to unpack the
box and familiarize yourself with its contents. If you are missing any items, contact
your Samsung dealer.
DIRECTV HD Receiver
AAA size
batteries
RJ-11
Telephone cord
RF coaxial cable
Access Card
A/V cable
Remote control
S-Video cable
DVI cable
VCR control cable
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Front panel controls and lights
Now that you’ve unpacked the box, take a moment to take a look at the buttons
and lights on the front of your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver. (You need to
open the front door by holding both sides of the front panel and pulling it towards
you.)
POWER light
Remote
control sensor
EXIT
INFO
OK
Menu
POWER
button
Arrows
POWER button and light
Push this button to turn your DIRECTV HD Receiver on or off. The light glows when
power is on.
Remote control sensor
Point your remote control at this sensor when operating your receiver.
INFO
Push this button to display TV program information.
EXIT
Push this button to clear on-screen displays and return to TV program viewing.
MENU
Push this button to display the Main Menu.
Arrows
Push these buttons to navigate in the on-screen Guide and menu system.
OK
Push this button to select highlighted items on Guide and Menu screens.
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Back of the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver
The diagram below illustrates the location of the input and output jacks on the back
of the receiver. These illustrations may help you as you set up your DIRECTV HD
Receiver. Step-by-step setup instructions appear in Chapter 3.
DVI/ HDCP OUT
AIR IN
The cable from an off-air TV antenna (not from the satellite dish) connects to this
jack. Both standard analog (NTSC) and high definition digital (ATSC) program
broadcasts can be received through a single antenna connected to this jack.
SATELLITE IN
The RG-6 cable from the satellite dish connects to this jack.
CABLE IN
The RG-6 cable from cable TV provider (if you have one) connects to this jack.
ACCESS CARD slot
This slot holds the Access Card (which allows you to view DIRECTV® programming).
VIDEO OUT
Using standard video cables, these jacks connect your DIRECTV HD Receiver to your
TV or VCR.
AUDIO OUT (L1, R1, L2, R2)
Using standard stereo audio cables, these jacks provide stereo audio to your TV,
VCR, or A/V receiver.
AUDIO (Lt, Rt)
Using standard stereo audio cables, these jacks provide an A/V receiver capable of
decoding Dolby Prologic signals with the left, right, center, and surround audio
channel signals.
S-VIDEO
This jack connects your DIRECTV HD Receiver to a TV or VCR that accepts
S-Video input.
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COMPONENT OUT (Y Pb Pr video)
Using standard A/V cables, these jacks connect your DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver to a TV or VCR that accepts high-definition component video input.
RGB OUT
Using an RGB monitor cable, this jack connects your DIRECTV HD Receiver to a TV
that accepts high-definition RGB video input.
DVI / HDCP OUT
Using a digital DVI cable, this jack connects your DIRECTV HD Receiver to a TV that
accepts the unconverted DVI signal from a high-definition digital broadcast (from
satellite, or antenna). Supports HDCP content protection. (For the best access to
high-definition programming, connect this output to the corresponding DVI/HDCP
input that supports HDCP technology on your HDTV or HDTV Monitor.)
DOLBY DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
Using an optical digital audio cable, this jack allows you to connect your DIRECTV
HD Receiver to an A/V receiver that accepts optical digital audio input.
DOLBY DIGITAL (COAXIAL)
Using a coaxial digital audio cable, this jack allows you to connect your DIRECTV HD
Receiver to an A/V receiver that accepts coaxial digital audio input.
TV OUT
Using an RF coaxial cable, this jack provides a basic connection between your
DIRECTV HD Receiver and your TV or VCR.
CH 3/4 switch
This switch sets the channel for viewing the TV Out signal on your TV.
DVI, RGB / Y Pb Pr switch
This switch determines the signal type output by either DVI/HDCP OUT and RGB
OUT, or COMPONENT OUT jacks.
RESOLUTION SELECT switch
This switch allows you to set the video resolution output by the DIRECTV HD
Receiver to match the resolution of your TV or monitor (1080i, 720p, 480p/i).
Affects the signal output from the COMPONENT OUT, RGB OUT, and DVI/HDCP
OUT jacks.
TEL LINE
A telephone line connected to this jack allows you to order pay per view
programming.
VCR CONTROL
The VCR control cable connects to this jack.
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Installing the batteries in the remote control
You’ve unpacked the receiver and reviewed its front and back panels. Now it’s time
to start setting up. The first step is to install the batteries in your remote control.
1 Unlatch the battery compartment
cover on the back of remote control.
2 Insert 2 AAA batteries as shown, making
sure the + and – ends of each battery
line up with the corresponding marks in
the battery compartment.
3 Snap the cover back onto the
remote control.
4 Test the remote control to make sure the batteries have been inserted correctly.
Press the DIRECTV button and make sure the button lights up. If it does not light
up, check the orientation of the batteries.
Note: Alkaline batteries are strongly recommended for this remote control.
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Inserting the Access Card
The next step is to insert your Access Card into your receiver. (You will not be able to
view DIRECTV® programming unless the Access Card is properly inserted into the
DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver.) For some receivers, the card may already be
inserted when you unpack the box.
1 Locate the ACCESS CARD slot.
The slot is located on the back of the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
2 Insert the Access Card.
Make sure the side with the bar code is facing down, and the arrow is pointing
away from you.
The Access Card should only be removed when replacing the card with a new one
provided by DIRECTV or your program provider.
DVI/ HDCP OUT
Access Card
(Top view)
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Chapter 3: Setting up and connecting
This chapter explains how to setup and start using your DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver. Contents include:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Before making connections
Jacks and cables
Connecting your DIRECTV HD Receiver
Connecting the VCR control cable
Turning on the DIRECTV HD Receiver for the first time
Adjusting the satellite dish
Testing your DIRECTV HD Receiver
Setting up local networks
Programming local channels
Activating your DIRECTV account
Upgrades
Before making connections
The next step is to make the necessary connections. Before you begin, please note the
following important safety and setup tips.
Protect your components from power surges
• Always turn off and unplug your DIRECTV HD Receiver, TV, and any other
components before connecting or disconnecting any of the cables.
Position all cables correctly to avoid audio hum or interference
• After connecting the components, please run the audio/video cables along the
side of the TV set, rather than straight down the back of the TV.
• Make sure that all cables are plugged or screwed tightly into their jacks.
• Please make sure that all antennas and cables are properly grounded.
• Whenever possible, route audio and video cables away from power cords.
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Protect your components from overheating
• Do not block ventilation holes in the top of the DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver, or any other components. Make sure to position the components so
that air can circulate freely.
• If you are positioning the components in a stand or rack, make sure to allow for
proper ventilation.
• Do not stack components.
• If you have a stereo amplifier or receiver as a system component, please place it on
the top shelf or top rack so that hot air rising from it will not flow around other
components.
Make strong connections
• Make sure you securely connect cables when making connections. When a tight
fit makes a secure connection difficult, you can sometimes make it easier by
gently twisting the cable-end while pushing it onto the jack. (Important: never
twist S-Video or Optical Digital Audio cables — they have specially shaped ends
that must be correctly oriented before connecting.)
Avoid cable damage
• Never kink, bend, or twist optical digital audio cables; doing so might break the
fragile optical fibers they contain, rendering them unable to carry a signal.
Jacks and cables
The illustrations in this section show the various types of jacks and cables used to
connect your DIRECTV HD Receiver.
RF jacks and coaxial cable
The TV OUT RF jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver
uses a coaxial cable to connect to your TV or VCR.
This jack provides monaural sound and a good TV
picture. An RF jack is also used for standard analog
(NTSC) and digital (ATSC) TV antenna connection (AIR
IN), for a cable TV service connection (CABLE IN), and
using an RG-6 coaxial cable, for the satellite dish
(SATELLITE IN) input connection.
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Audio/Video out jacks and cables (RCA-type)
Audio/Video jacks and cables provide stereo sound
and a better TV picture than RF jacks and cables. Use
these jacks and cables to connect your receiver to a
TV, VCR, or to other components such as a stereo
receiver or amplifier. The Video out jacks provide a
basic quality composite video signal using RCA-type
cables. (Maximum resolution via this jack is 480i.)
Audio jacks can be used to connect the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver to an
A/V receiver. The audio/video jacks on the back of the receiver and the audio/video
cable connectors are color coded (yellow for video, red for right audio, and white for
left audio).
Telephone jack and cord
The TEL LINE jack and the included telephone cord
connect your DIRECTV HD Receiver to a phone line.
If your home does not have RJ-11 type phone jacks,
please contact your phone company to get one installed.
TEL LINE
A continuous land-based phone line connection is required for DIRECTV® Pay Per
View functionality and DIRECTV SPORTS® subscriptions. Any calls generated by the
DIRECTV HD Receiver are toll-free. These calls are typically made in the middle of
the night; your phone is in use for approximately 30 seconds.
S-Video jack and cable
S-Video cables and jacks are used to connect to TVs, VCRs,
and other video devices equipped with S-Video input jacks.
S-Video connections provide a high-quality TV picture (better
than RCA-type A/V jacks and cables). S-Video connectors
must be correctly aligned before you can plug in the cable.
Maximum resolution via this jack is 480i. (This cable carries the
video signal only; use with audio cables for the audio signal.)
S-VIDEO
Component video jacks and cables (cable not included)
Component video cables and jacks (“Y, Pb, Pr”) are
used to connect the DIRECTV HD Receiver to TVs,
VCRs, and A/V receivers equipped with component
video input jacks. Component video connections
provide a TV picture superior to S-Video connections.
Component video jacks use 3 RCA-type cables to carry
the signal. This connection is capable of displaying
Digital TV and HDTV video resolutions. (These cables
carry video only; use with audio cables for the audio
signal.)
COMPONENT
OUT
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DVI jack and cable
Using the DVI jack and a digital DVI cable, your
DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver can provide the
unconverted digital signal from digital off-air, cable, or
DIRECTV® programming directly to A/V devices that
are capable of decoding the digital video information.
The DVI jack uses HDCP content protection to allow
you to view HD programming that has been encoded
using the HDCP protection system. For the best access
to HD programming at the highest available resolution,
connect this to a HDTV that supports HDCP
technology. (This cable carries video only; use with
audio cables for the audio signal.)
DVI/HDCP OUT
RGB OUT jack and cable (cable not included)
Uses a computer-standard 15-pin VGA video
connection. Each main video color, Red, Green, and
Blue uses a separate pin; and other pins are used to
carry vertical and horizontal syncing signals. Using the
RGB OUT jack and an RGB cable, you can connect
your DIRECTV HD Receiver to devices equipped with
RGB input jacks (computer monitors, for example).
The RGB Out jack can carry any of the Digital TV and HDTV video resolutions.
(This cable carries video only; use with audio cables for the audio signal.)
Optical digital audio jack and cable (cable not included)
Optical digital jacks and cables use light to send digital
audio data to A/V receivers equipped to receive and
interpret this data. The jacks and cables must be aligned
before you plug in the cable. These jacks and cables may
also be covered by protective caps which you must
remove before making connections.
Coaxial digital audio jack and cable
Coaxial digital audio jacks and cables send digital audio
data to A/V receivers equipped with coaxial digital audio
input jacks.
VCR control jack and cable
The VCR control jack and cable allow your DIRECTV
HD Receiver to send signals to your VCR’s remote
sensor, giving you the ability to program your VCR to
tape programs for you using simple on-screen controls.
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DOLBY
DIGITAL OUT
(OPTICAL)
DOLBY
DIGITAL
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Connecting your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver
1
Make sure your TV, A/V receiver, and DIRECTV HD Receiver are turned off
and unplugged.
2
If you plan to use the DIRECTV HD Receiver to watch DIRECTV® programming,
connect the RG-6 coaxial cable running from your satellite dish to the
SATELLITE IN jack on the back of your DIRECTV HD Receiver.
3
If you plan to watch cable TV programming, connect the coaxial cable running
from your cable TV system to the CABLE IN jack on the back of the DIRECTV
HD Receiver.
4
If you plan to watch off-air TV programming (analog or digital), connect the
coaxial cable running from your off-air TV antenna to the AIR IN jack on the
back of the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
5
Connect the supplied phone cord to a telephone wall jack and to the TEL LINE
jack on the back of the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
Note: A triple LNB multi-satellite dish antenna including a Sat C LNB is required to
receive High-Definition programming from DIRECTV.
SATELLITE IN
AIR IN
TEL LINE
CABLE IN
DVI/ HDCP OUT
6
Make video connections to your TV.
Your DIRECTV HD Receiver supports the following kinds of video connections:
• DVI
• RGB
• component (Y, Pb, Pr)
• S-Video
• composite (standard A/V jacks)
• RF
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Choose the highest quality connection that your TV supports. (See Chapter 1 and
page 19 for information on video connectors. See your TV owner’s manual for
information on your TV’s capabilities.) The RGB, Component, and DVI jacks can
carry any of the Digital TV and HDTV video resolutions. S-Video provides the next
best video quality, followed by the standard A/V video outputs. The TV OUT RF jack
provides a basic connection that carries both audio and video signals to your TV.
Since the RGB, Component, and DVI jacks do not output the 480i video format, do
not connect a standard definition TV capable of displaying only 480i to the RGB,
Component or DVI jacks.
Due to copyright restrictions, you may not be able to view some high definition
programs in high definition format using this product. Whenever possible you should
connect both HD (RGB, Component, DVI) and SD (S-Video, A/V, RF) interfaces to
permit SD viewing of programs if HD viewing is restricted.
For the best access to high-definition programming at the highest available
resolution broadcast by DIRECTV, connect the DVI/HDCP output to the
corresponding DVI/HDCP input that supports High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection (HDCP) technology on a High-Definition Television (HDTV) or HDTV
Monitor. Please check your HDTV or HDTV Monitor user manual or contact the
television manufacturer to find out if your HDTV or HDTV Monitor supports HDCP.
Whichever connection you choose, connect one end of the video cable(s) to the
appropriate OUT jack(s) on the back of the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver.
Connect the other end of the video cable(s) to the video input(s) on your TV.
DVI/ HDCP OUT
RGB OUT
DVI / HDCP OUT
VIDEO OUT
1
COMPONENT
OUT
TV OUT
S-VIDEO
OR
OR
OR
OR
COMPONENT
IN
VIDEO IN
DVI / HDCP IN
RGB IN
TV / Monitor
HD Connections
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ANTENNA IN
SD Connections
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Make audio connections to your TV or A/V receiver.
Your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver supports the following kinds of audio
connections:
• optical digital
• coaxial digital
• standard A/V audio jacks
• RF
Choose the highest quality connection that your TV (or A/V receiver, if you are using
one) supports (see your TV or A/V receiver owner’s manual for information). The
optical and coaxial digital audio outputs provide the highest quality audio (see Dolby
Digital 5.1 in Chapter 1). The standard A/V audio jacks provide the next best audio
quality. The TV OUT RF jack provides a basic connection that carries both audio and
video signals to your TV.
Whichever connection you choose, connect one end of the audio cable(s) to the
appropriate OUT jack(s) on the back of the DIRECTV HD Receiver. Connect the
other end of the audio cable(s) to the audio input(s) on your TV.
Note: If you use the OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack, remove the protective
plug from the jack before making connections.
RGB, Component, DVI and S-Video jacks do not output audio.
DVI/ HDCP OUT
VIDEO OUT
DOLBY
DIGITAL
(COAXIAL)
1
TV OUT
DOLBY
DIGITAL OUT
(OPTICAL)
OR
OR
OR
AUDIO IN
DOLBY
DIGITAL IN
(OPTICAL)
DOLBY
DIGITAL
(COAXIAL)
ANTENNA IN
A/V Receiver
TV / Monitor
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(Optional) connect your VCR.
To connect your VCR to your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver, you can use
• S-Video jack for video with the A/V audio jack for audio, or
• A/V jacks for both audio and video, or
• TV OUT RF jack
Choose the best quality connection that is supported by your VCR (and that you did
not already use to connect your TV). The S-Video jack provides the highest quality
video for your VCR connection. The A/V jacks provide the next best video quality
and high quality audio for your VCR. The TV OUT RF jack provides a basic
connection that carries both audio and video signals to your VCR.
Whichever connection you choose, connect one end of the audio and video cables
to the appropriate OUT jack(s) on your DIRECTV HD Receiver. Connect the other
end of the audio and video cable(s) to the audio and video inputs on your VCR.
Finally, connect your VCR to your TV by connecting audio and video output jacks on
your VCR to available audio and video input jacks on your TV.
DVI/ HDCP OUT
VIDEO OUT
1
TV OUT
S-VIDEO
OR
AUDIO
VIDEO
IN
ANTENNA IN
S-VIDEO
VCR
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Set the RESOLUTION switch to the highest resolution supported by your TV.
(See Chapter 1 for information on resolutions. See your TV owner’s manual for
information on your TV’s capabilities.)
If you connect your TV to one of the composite video out jacks (Video Out, SVideo Out, or TV Out), and you view a high-definition program with the
DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver’s RESOLUTION switch set to either 720p or
1080i, the picture will be slightly cropped at the top and bottom (the very top
and bottom edges of the image will not appear on the TV screen). To avoid this
problem, set the RESOLUTION switch to the 480p/i position if your TV is
connected to one of the composite video outputs.
10 If you connected your TV using RGB or DVI/HDCP output, set the switch to the
left (DVI, RGB). If you connected your TV using the Component output, set the
switch to the right (YPbPr).
11 If you connected your TV or VCR to the TV OUT RF jack, set the CH3/4 switch
to determine the channel used to view DIRECTV® programming. The position
of the CH 3/4 switch on your DIRECTV HD Receiver should match the setting
of the similar CH 3/4 switch on your VCR.
12 (Optional) follow the instructions on the next page if you have a VCR and
want to hook up the VCR control.
13 Plug in the power cords for your TV, A/V receiver, and DIRECTV HD Receiver.
DVI/ HDCP OUT
Setting your TV input switch
To view any of the programming from your DIRECTV HD Receiver (satellite, cable,
or off-air), set your TV to display the input from the video input jack you used to
connect the DIRECTV HD Receiver. (This is a setting on your TV usually controlled
by a Video, Input, or Mode button. See your TV manual for help.) Also, if necessary,
set your A/V receiver to play the audio from the audio input jack you used to make
the audio connection. See your A/V receiver manual for help.
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Connecting the VCR control cable
The VCR control cable allows your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver to
automatically program your VCR to record a TV program. By selecting a Record
option from the on-screen Program Guide, you can direct the VCR control cable to
flash signals to the VCR’s remote control sensor programming the VCR to tape a TV
program for you.
To connect the VCR control cable to your DIRECTV HD Receiver, follow these steps:
1
Plug the VCR control cable into the VCR CONTROL jack on the back of the
DIRECTV HD Receiver.
2
Remove the backing tape from the adhesive on
the other end of the VCR control cable. Stick the
VCR control next to the remote control sensor
on your VCR. (See the manual for your VCR if
you are not sure where its remote sensor is
located.)
Note: Before you can use the VCR control cable to program your VCR, you must
set up the VCR control. See Setting up the VCR control in Chapter 5 for
details.
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Turning on the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver for
the first time
You have completed the connection steps and are ready to start using your
DIRECTV HD Receiver. The first step is to turn on the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
1
Turn on your TV and set it to display the signal from your DIRECTV HD
Receiver.
If you connected the DIRECTV HD Receiver to an RF-type input jack, you will
need to tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 (depending on how the CH 3/4 switch
on the back of the DIRECTV HD Receiver is set). If you have a VCR, the VCR
must be in TV mode or turned off.
If you connected the DIRECTV HD Receiver to video input jacks on your TV,
you will need to set your TV to display the input from these jacks. Usually this is
done by pressing a Video, Input, or Mode button on your TV’s remote control.
(See the manual for your TV if you need help.)
2
Press the POWER button on the DIRECTV HD Receiver’s remote control or on
the front of the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
The light on the front panel will
turn on.
If this is the first time you have
turned on your DIRECTV HD
Receiver, it will take a few moments
to acquire the program guide from
the satellite. During this process, the
Progress screen appears.
When the program guide has been
fully acquired, the Progress screen
clears and the TV screen is
displayed. You are ready to continue
setting up your DIRECTV System®.
Adjusting the satellite dish
If your DIRECTV HD Receiver is able to acquire the program guide and display TV
programs, your satellite dish is setup and working. You can skip ahead to the section
on Setting the dish type.
If your DIRECTV HD Receiver cannot acquire the program guide, and you intend to
watch DIRECTV® programming, you may need to adjust the way your satellite dish
is installed. To do this, first make sure your TV and DIRECTV HD Receiver are turned
on and connected to each other properly. Then follow the instructions below to use
your DIRECTV HD Receiver’s Menu system to set up your satellite dish.
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The Installation option in the SETUP menu provides access to a variety of important
setup controls. The first of these is the Set Dish menu. The Set Dish menu allows
you to:
• Acquire the exact azimuth, elevation, and tilt angles to help you point your dish
accurately based on your ZIP code.
• Check the setup of your satellite dish using an on-screen signal meter.
•
•
Set the dish type (to tell your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver what kind of
satellite dish you are using).
Set your dish type automatically.
The sections that follow detail each of these procedures.
Acquiring the correct dish pointing angles
The Dish Pointing menu item in the Set Dish menu allows you to find out exactly
how to point your satellite dish by entering your ZIP code. If you have not yet
successfully aligned your satellite dish, or if you need to realign it, follow these
instructions to find the exact angles you should use to point your dish:
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1
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
The Main menu appears.
2
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
The SETUP menu appears.
3
Highlight the Installation menu item, then press the OK button.
The Installation menu appears.
4
Highlight the Set Dish menu item, then press the OK button.
The Set Dish menu appears.
5
Highlight the Dish Pointing menu
item, then press the OK button.
The Dish Pointing screen appears.
6
Use the right-arrow button on your
remote control to highlight the
space for the first digit in the ZIP
code.
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Use the 0 - 9 buttons on your remote control to enter your five-digit ZIP code.
When you have entered all five digits, the screen updates to display the correct
azimuth, elevation, and (for oval dish types only) tilt.
Azimuth refers to the left-to-right angle to which you should point your dish.
Elevation refers to the up-and-down angle to which you should point your dish.
Tilt (for oval dishes only) refers to the amount off-horizontal you should twist
the dish on its axis.
Write down these numbers and use them to accurately point your satellite dish.
8
To return to the Set Dish menu, press the BACK button on your remote control.
To exit the Menu system, press the EXIT button on your remote control.
Checking the satellite signal strength
The Signal Meter allows you to check the strength of the signal from the satellite to
your satellite dish. This is useful while setting up your satellite dish, and while
troubleshooting any reception problems you may encounter. Satellite signal strength
can be affected by how accurately you have pointed the satellite dish, and by any
obstructions between the satellite and the satellite dish (tree limbs, for example).
(Note: If you connected your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver to an off-air
antenna, you can check the strength of any digital signals received by that
antenna using the Digital Off-Air Signal Strength meter. Follow the
instructions in Programming local channels later in this chapter.)
To check your satellite signal strength, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
5
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Installation menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Set Dish menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Signal Meter menu item, then press the OK button.
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The Signal Meter screen appears.
The signal meter starts checking the
satellite signal strength immediately.
The signal strength (from 0-to100%) is indicated at the bottom of
the screen.
The Signal Meter screen allows you
to check signal strengths from
different Satellites, and different
Transponders. The Satellites option
applies only to oval-shaped satellite
dishes which receive signals from multiple satellites. On round dishes,
the Satellite setting is fixed.
Transponders are the equipment on satellites that receive the signal from the
earth-based program providers and relay it back to earth to your satellite dish.
Different transponders handle the signals for different TV channels.
When setting up your satellite dish, you should try to maximize the signal
strength across all of the satellites and transponders.
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To check the signal strength for different satellites (oval dishes only), or different
transponders, use the left- and right-arrow buttons on your remote control to
highlight the on-screen Satellite or Transponder option, then use the up- and
down-arrow buttons to change the setting.
The signal meter updates to show you the signal strength for the new satellite
or transponder.
Setting the dish type
To function properly, your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver needs to know what
type of satellite dish you are using. You can specify the dish type using the
instructions here, or you can follow the steps on page 33 to use the Auto Detection
menu item to automatically set the dish type.
Note: For DIRECTV® High-Definition programming, you will need an oval triple LNB
satellite dish antenna.
To manually set the dish type:
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If the Progress screen (shown here)
is on your TV screen, select
Installation by pressing the
OK button.
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If this screen is not displayed, access the Main Menu by pressing the MENU
button on your remote control. Then use the arrow buttons on your remote
control to highlight the Setup menu, and press the OK button. Then highlight
the Installation menu, and press the OK button.
The Installation menu appears.
2
Highlight the Set Dish menu item, then press the OK button.
The Set Dish menu appears.
3
Highlight the Select Dish Type menu item, then press the OK button.
The Select Dish Type screen appears.
4
Use the right-arrow button on your
remote control to highlight the
Dish Type option on the Select Dish
Type screen.
5
Use the up- and down-arrow
buttons on your remote control to
display the dish type you are using
(Round, Oval-2, Oval-3, or No Dish).
As you display each dish type, the on-screen pictures update showing you what
each of these dish types look like.
If you plan to use your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver for local off-air or
cable TV programs, but do not plan to receive DIRECTV® programming, select
No Dish.
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When you have displayed the correct dish type, use the right-arrow button on
your remote control to highlight the on-screen OK button, then press the OK
button.
A message appears warning you that
your DIRECTV HD Receiver needs to
reboot (turn itself off and on) for the
Dish Type setting to take effect.
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To change the Dish Type to the new
setting, highlight the on-screen OK
button, then press the OK button.
To leave the Dish Type setting
unchanged, highlight the
on-screen Cancel button, and press
the OK button.
After you select the on-screen OK button, the DIRECTV HD Receiver will reboot.
If you selected No Dish, the DIRECTV HD Receiver will perform an auto-scan to put
your cable and off-air channels into its memory so you can tune them and see them
in the on-screen Guide.
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Using Auto Detection to set the dish type
To function properly, your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver needs to know what
type of satellite dish you are using. You can specify the dish type using the
instructions on page 31, or you can follow the steps below to use the Auto
Detection menu item to automatically set the dish type.
Before you can use Auto Detection to set the dish-type, the dish must be correctly
aligned and the DIRECTV HD Receiver must be receiving a strong signal from the
satellite (that is, signal-lock must be established). To check the satellite signal, use the
signal meter — see page 30 for details.
1
2
3
4
5
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Installation menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Set Dish menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Auto Detection menu item, then press the OK button.
The Auto Detection screen appears.
The DIRECTV HD Receiver starts
attempting to identify the dish type.
You can stop the detection process
by using the arrow buttons on your
remote control to highlight the
on-screen Cancel button, then press
the OK button.
Once the dish type has been
identified, a screen appears telling
you what type of satellite dish you
have.
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To accept the detected dish type
setting, use the arrow buttons on
your remote control to highlight
the on-screen Back button,
then press the OK button.
The DIRECTV HD Receiver will
reboot.
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Testing the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver
The System Test feature allows you to quickly check the status of the satellite signal,
your Access Card, and your phone line connection. This is helpful in troubleshooting
should you experience problems with your DIRECTV HD Receiver.
To start the System Test, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the System menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the System Test menu item, then press the OK button.
The System Test screen appears.
The test will begin as soon as the
screen appears. Results are
displayed in a moment.
If the test discovers a problem with
the satellite tuning, check that the
satellite dish is pointed properly,
and that nothing is obstructing the
direct view to the satellite (over
time trees can grow enough to
block a previously open view).
If the test discovers a problem with the Access Card, check that the card is
properly inserted. (See Inserting the Access Card in Chapter 2 for details.)
For problems with the phone line connection, be sure that the DIRECTV HD
Receiver is connected to a phone line, and that the phone line is working.
(Try plugging a telephone into the line you are using for the DIRECTV HD
Receiver; check to see if the phone gets a dial tone. If so, the line is working.)
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When you have finished the system test, you can run the test again using the
on-screen Test Again button, exit the Menu system by pressing the EXIT button
on your remote control, or use the arrow keys to highlight on-screen Back
button, then press the OK button to return to the System menu.
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Setting up local networks
You can use your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver to receive Guide information via
satellite for local off-air and cable TV channels. To use this feature, you must connect
your DIRECTV HD Receiver to a satellite dish as described earlier in this chapter, and
you must set up the Local Networks option in the menu system.
(Note: If you do not connect your DIRECTV HD Receiver to a satellite dish and
subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, you can still add local channels to the
Guide by following the instructions in the next section.)
To set up the Local Networks menu option:
1
2
3
4
5
6
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight Setup, and press the OK button.
Highlight Installation, and press the OK button.
Highlight Local Networks, and press the OK button.
Highlight Primary Air, and press the OK button.
Highlight the first box in the Zip code area, then use the number buttons on your
remote control to enter your Zip code.
After a while, a list of cities appears below your ZIP code.
7
Highlight the name of the city from which your local channels are broadcast, and
press the OK button.
8
Highlight the on-screen Back button, and press the OK button.
You return to the Local Networks screen.
9
(Optional) If you receive off-air broadcasts from a second city, highlight Secondary
Air, and press the OK button. Repeat steps 6 - 8 for the second city.
10 (Optional) If you receive programming from a cable TV service, highlight Cable,
and press the OK button. Repeat steps 6 - 8 for the cable service.
11 When you have finished entering your local broadcast and cable TV information,
press the EXIT button on your remote control.
The DIRECTV HD Receiver will reboot (turn itself off and then back on). After
rebooting, the DIRECTV HD Receiver will acquire and provide Guide information
for your local off-air and cable TV channels.
Scanning off-air and cable TV channels
The Guide can receive programming information for local and cable channels via
satellite (as described in the previous section). Your DIRECTV HD Receiver can also add
off-air and cable TV channels to the Guide by scanning for signals from any off-air
antenna or cable TV service connections you have provided.
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Follow this procedure to scan for channels from an off-air antenna and cable TV
service connected to your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver.
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, and press the OK button.
Highlight the Antenna & Cable menu item, and press the OK button.
Highlight the Scan Type menu item
and press the OK button to display
the list of available channel types.
The Scan Type list appears allowing
you to choose to set your DIRECTV
HD Receiver to automatically scan
for channels from Digital sources
(off-air ATSC broadcasts), Off-Air
NTSC sources (standard TV
broadcasts), Cable NTSC (standard
cable TV services), or all of these.
If this is the first time you are setting up this DIRECTV HD Receiver to receive
local channels, the All setting is recommended.
5
Highlight the Scan Type option that matches the type of broadcasts you would
like to program into your DIRECTV HD Receiver, then press the OK button.
6
Next, set your cable TV type by highlighting the Cable Type menu item and
pressing OK. Then highlight the type of cable signal your cable TV service
provides (STD, HRC, or IRC), and press the OK button.
STD, HRC and IRC are signal formats used by cable TV services. Contact your
Cable TV service provider to determine which signal type they use.
7
Highlight the Scan Channels menu item, and press the OK button.
The Scan Channels screen appears and the DIRECTV HD Receiver automatically
starts looking for all available channels of the type you specified in the Scan
Type list. Wait until the scan is complete.
8
If the automatic scan included any channels that you do not intend to watch,
you can edit the channel list by using the Add/Remove Channels menu item in
the Antenna & Cable menu.
9
If any of the off-air antenna channels appear out-of-tune, you can fine tune
them using the Fine Tune Channels item in the Antenna & Cable menu.
10 If you have added digital channels from an off-air antenna, you can check the
signal strength for that channel by using the Digital Off-Air Signal Strength
menu item in the Antenna & Cable menu.
11 To exit the Menu system press the EXIT button on your remote control.
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Activating your DIRECTV account
After you have installed and connected the the satellite dish and DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver, you must contact your service provider to create an account. To
order programming from DIRECTV, please call 1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-347-3288).
With this Digital Satellite Receiver and the proper Satellite Dish Antenna, you may be
able to receive local channels from DIRECTV in certain markets. Additional equipment
may be required in some areas. Check with your retailer or visit www.DIRECTV.com for
information on availability of local channels from DIRECTV in your area.
DIRECTV® programming is provided in accordance with the terms and conditions of
the DIRECTV Customer Agreement, which is provided at DIRECTV.com or with your
first DIRECTV bill.
Activation of programming may be subject to credit approval and requires valid service
address, social security number and/or major credit card. Programming subject to
change. You must be physically located in the U.S. to receive DIRECTV® service.
DIRECTV services not available outside the U.S. Deposit or prepayment may be
required. DIRECTV programming is sold separately and independently of DIRECTV®
System hardware. A valid programming subscription is required to operate DIRECTV
System hardware.
Upgrades
Your digital satellite receiver is able to receive upgrades or modifications to some of its
features and functions. These modifications will occur automatically, usually at times
when the receiver would likely be turned off.
If your receiver is on when an upgrade or modification is sent, you may experience a
disruption in reception for a minute or two. Your reception should return to normal
after the modification is complete. Your receiver must be plugged in to receive any
upgrades. Do not unplug your receiver while an upgrade is in progress. Please consult
the System Upgrades menu item (in the System section of the Setup menu) to find a
schedule of upgrades or modifications planned by DIRECTV.
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Chapter 4: Watching TV
This chapter covers all of the things you can do with the Program Guides and
other features that let you control the way you watch TV.
Specifically, it contains information on:
• Remote control overview
• Changing channels
• Adjusting the volume
• Getting help
• Getting information on the TV program you are watching
• Finding out what’s on: the Guides
• Searching for programs in the Guide
• Choosing an alternate audio format for a program
• Changing the User setting
• Pay per view programs
Remote control overview
Here is a quick review of the buttons on your DIRECTV®
High-Definition Receiver’s remote control.
Before your DIRECTV HD Receiver’s remote control can
operate your TV, VCR, DVD player, or other device, you must
first program the remote control to operate that device.
See Chapter 8: Programming the remote control.
POWER
Turns the device you are controlling on or off.
SET
Use this button when programming your remote control to
operate your TV, VCR, DVD player, or an auxiliary device
(AUX). See Chapter 8, Programming the remote control.
TV, VCR, DVD, AUX
These buttons tell your remote control which device to
operate. For example, to start playing a DVD, you would
press DVD, then press the Play button. These buttons work
only after the remote control has been programmed.
DIRECTV
Makes the remote control operate your DIRECTV HD
Receiver (e.g. to change channels, access the Guide, or get
information about a program). Your remote control does not
need to be programmed to operate your DIRECTV HD
Receiver.
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VOL+/Adjust the volume level of your TV (once
the remote control has been programmed).
You can control the volume when in TV,
DIRECTV, or VCR mode.
MUTE
Mute or unmute the TV audio (once the
remote control has been programmed).
TV/VIDEO
Switch the TV between its video input
modes (once the remote control has been
programmed).
CH+/Change channels on your DIRECTV®
High-Definition Receiver or your TV (once
the remote control has been programmed).
INFO
Display the Channel Banner and
information about the current program.
HELP
Display instructions about the screen or
menu currently displayed.
WHO
Press to change the current user profile.
QUICK
Press this button to view the Quick Guide.
MENU
Press this button to display the on-screen
Menu.
GUIDE
Press to view the on-screen Program
Guide.
Up/Down/Left/Right arrows
These buttons move the highlight to any
on-screen Guide or Menu selection.
OK
Select highlighted items in the on-screen
Menu or Guide.
BACK
Return to the channel you were last
watching, or return to a previous Menu.
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EXIT
Exit any Guide or Menu screen and return
to the TV program you were watching.
CALLER ID (red button)
Displays the phone numbers of callers who
called you on the phone line connected to
your DIRECTV HD Receiver (works only if
you subscribe to your telephone service’s
caller ID service). While in the Guide, this
button lets you change the Guide style.
FREEZE (green button)
Takes a still picture of the TV screen. Press
it again to resume the program you were
watching. In the Guide, this button lets
you see program listings for different
times.
AUDIO (yellow button)
While watching TV, press this button to
select an alternate audio track. While in
the Guide, this button lets you view
programs in selected categories.
SEARCH (blue button)
Press this button to search for a program
listing in the Guide.
Number and delimiter buttons (0-9, – )
Press the number buttons to tune to a
channel or to enter numbers on Menu
screens. Press the delimiter button (-) to
separate parts of a number.
GAME
Accesses games you can play.
FORMAT
Cycles through the formats available for
your display type.
Displays and hides Closed Caption text.
VCR control buttons
Operate your VCR with the Play, Rewind,
Fast-Forward, Record, Stop and Pause
buttons (once the remote control has been
programmed).
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Changing channels
Your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver can tune in DIRECTV® programming, and, if
you have connected an off-air antenna or cable TV cable, it can tune in your local offair NTSC and digital broadcasts or cable TV programs.
All available channels from any of these sources will appear in the Guide, and can
be tuned in using the CH +/- buttons and the 0 - 9 number buttons on your
remote control.
The Channel Banners that appear on the screen as you change channels (or when you
press the INFO button) indicate the signal type for the program you are watching
(Satellite, Analog, or Digital). Satellite indicates the program on the current channel is
being received through your satellite dish. Analog indicates that the program is an
NTSC program from a cable company or off-air antenna. Digital indicates the program
is a Digital TV broadcast (either HDTV or SDTV) being received from a cable TV
connection or off-air antenna. (See Chapter 1 for discussions of the types of TV
programming your DIRECTV HD Receiver can receive.)
To change the channel you are watching:
1
Press the CH + button on the remote control to tune to a higher channel number.
Press the CH - button to tune to a lower channel number.
2
Enter a channel number directly with the 0 - 9 number buttons.
After entering a number, press the OK button or wait a few seconds for the
system to tune to the new channel.
For some broadcasts, you may need to enter a two-part number to specify a
channel and a sub-channel (entering 5–1, for example, would tune you to channel
5, sub-channel 1). To enter two-part channel numbers, use the number buttons to
enter the first number, then press the delimiter button ( – ), then enter the second
number.
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Use the Quick Guide or full-screen Program Guide to change channels.
Adjusting the volume
To adjust the volume while watching DIRECTV programming, you simply press the
VOL + button on the remote control to increase the volume or the VOL - button to
decrease the volume. In order for the DIRECTV HD Receiver’s remote control to adjust
your TV’s volume setting, you will have to program the remote control to operate
your TV. (See Chapter 8: Programming the remote control.)
Getting help
While using the Guide or Menu systems, you will often see a line of text at the bottom
of the screen explaining what you are seeing on-screen, or telling you what your next
step is. When this brief explanation is not enough, you can view more detailed Help
screens by pressing the HELP button on your remote control.
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Getting information on the TV program
you are watching
Your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver provides several layers of information about
the TV programs you watch.
The Channel Banner
As you change channels you will see a Channel Banner on each channel you tune to.
After a few seconds, the Channel Banner disappears. If you want to clear it right away,
press the EXIT button on your remote control.
The Channel Banner provides the following information:
Channel number and name
Program title
Channel logo
Program start
and end times
Current time and date
Signal type and
Current user profile
audio format
Program rating
Information icons
(See next page for details.)
The Full Channel Banner
The Channel Banner provides quick information as you switch channels on your
DIRECTV HD Receiver. If you want to see information about the channel you are
currently watching, simply press the INFO button on your DIRECTV HD Receiver’s
remote control. Pressing the INFO button displays the Full Channel Banner.
The Full Channel Banner displays all the
information in the Channel Banner, plus
more details about the program. For
example, the Full Channel Banner for a
movie might display the category for the
movie (drama, comedy,
action/adventure, etc.), the cast, the
year it was released, and a short
description of the plot.
You can clear the Full Channel Banner
from your screen by pressing the EXIT
button on your remote control.
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Information icons
In addition to the basic channel and program information contained in the Channel
Banners (program title, channel name, rating, etc.), there are a set of information icons.
These icons tell you more about the program you are watching and about the status of
your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver. Here are descriptions of each icon:
Multi-language
This icon appears when additional audio tracks are available. Press the
yellow AUDIO button to choose an alternate audio track.
Locked
This icon appears when the system is locked.
Unlocked
This icon appears when the system is temporarily unlocked.
Mail
This icon appears when there are unread mail messages from DIRECTV in
your system mailbox.
Music channel
This icon appears when the channel is a music-only channel.
Pay per view program
This icon appears when the program is a pay per view program.
Closed caption
This icon appears when closed captioning is available for a program.
Dolby® Digital
This icon indicates that the current program is being broadcast using a
Dolby Digital audio track. Because all high-definition broadcasts use Dolby
Digital audio, the icon does not appear for HDTV broadcasts.
Letterbox
This icon indicates that the current program is being broadcast using the
letterbox widescreen video format.
High definition
This icon indicates that the current program is a High Definition
broadcast (HDTV).
The Program Detail Screen
If you want to see more information than is presented in either the Channel Banner or
the Full Channel Banner, you can press the INFO button twice to display the Program
Detail Screen.
The Program Detail Screen displays all of the information provided in the Channel
Banner and Full Channel Banner, plus complete details about the program and a list of
actions you can take related to the program.
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To view the Program Detail Screen:
1
While watching a TV program, press the INFO button on your remote control.
The Full Channel Banner appears.
2
Press the INFO button again.
The Program Detail Screen appears.
Actions list
Select this arrow and press the
OK button to scroll down.
Another way to view the Program Detail screen is to enter the program Guide,
highlight the program listing you are interested in, then press the INFO button.
Program Detail Screen actions
In addition to a description of the program you are watching, the Program Detail
Screen provides a list of actions you can take related to that program. Here are
descriptions of the actions that might be available for a program. (Note: not all actions
are available for every program.)
Back:
Displays the last screen you viewed before entering the Program
Detail Screen.
Exit:
Clears the screen and displays the last channel you were viewing.
Buy $(Price)
For pay per view programs, allows you to purchase the program.
Tape $(Price):
For pay per view programs, allows you to purchase the program and
tape it on your VCR (appears only when the price to tape is different
from the purchase price).
Cancel $(Price): For pay per view programs that you have previously purchased but
that have not yet aired, lets you cancel your purchase.
Tune:
Displays the channel airing the program described.
Schedule:
Unschedule:
Episodes:
Show Times:
Similar:
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For future programs, allows you to set your DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver to remind you when the program is about to start,
or to set your DIRECTV HD Receiver and VCR to record the program.
For programs you have previously scheduled for a reminder or
recording, allows you to cancel the reminder or recording.
For programs broadcast as episodes, allows you to view a list of other
episodes in that program’s series.
Displays a list of times and channels for viewing the program.
Displays a list of programs that have aspects in common with
the program.
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Finding out what’s on: the Guides
Your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver provides access to detailed information about
TV schedules. If you want to know what’s on, just use the Guide.
The Guides provide scheduling information for all types of programming (satellite,
off-air, or cable TV).
There are several types of Guides you can access, each suited to a particular set of
needs and preferences.
Types of Guides
When you want to find out what’s on, you can use the simple, fast Quick Guide;
the detailed, informative Grid Guide; or the graphics-rich Logo Guide.
The pages that follow tell you how to access and use each of these Guide types.
Quick Guide
The Quick Guide allows you to quickly
scan to see what is on right now while
still viewing the channel you are
watching. Great for those times when
you just want to quickly check out
what’s showing on that favorite channel.
Grid Guide
The Grid Guide is the most complete,
detailed Guide type. It lets you see the
programs for each channel in a scrollable
schedule (sorted by channel number,
or by channel name). If you don’t know
what you want to watch, and you want
to browse a broad range of channels,
the Grid Guide may be for you.
Logo Guide
The Logo Guide lets you find out what’s
on by browsing through the channels by
highlighting the channels’ logos —
perfect for those of us who prefer
pictures to text.
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Setting the default Guide style
The Guide menu item allows you to set which style of Guide is displayed when you
press the GUIDE button on your remote control. Here’s how:
1
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
The Main menu appears on your screen.
When you display the Main menu, the Guide item is highlighted.
2
Press the OK button.
The Guide menu appears.
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3
Use the up- and down-arrow
buttons on your remote control to
highlight the Set Guide menu item.
The page icon to the right of the
Set Guide item indicates selecting
this item will display a list of
options.
4
Press the OK button on your
remote control.
A list of Guide Styles appears.
5
Highlight the Guide style you wish
to have displayed anytime you press
the GUIDE button, then press the
OK button.
The list of Guide styles disappears,
and the style you chose is displayed
in the Set Guide menu item.
6
To exit the Menu, press the EXIT
button on your remote control.
Pressing the GUIDE button will now
display the Guide style you selected.
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Using the Quick Guide
The Quick Guide is made up of a Channel Banner and a channel list. This Guide is
small and transparent so that you can continue to watch a TV program while you are
browsing the Guide. Follow these steps to use the Quick Guide.
1
To display the Quick Guide, press the QUICK button on your remote control.
The Quick Guide appears,
displaying a small Channel Banner
and a channel list showing the
current half-hour time block.
2
Use the arrow buttons on your
remote control to move up or down
in the channel list, or forward (and
then backward) in time. You can
move up and down through the
channel list a full page at a time by
pressing the CH+ and CH- buttons on your remote control. You can also use
the number buttons on your remote control to move the Quick Guide directly
to a specific channel.
As you highlight each program listing, its information appears in the
Channel Banner.
3
To see more information on a highlighted program, press the INFO button on
your remote control.
The Full Channel Banner appears.
4
To get information on a channel
(rather than a program), use the
arrow keys on the remote control to
highlight the channel number.
5
To expand the program listings to
show more time, press the
right-arrow button on your
remote control.
Each time you press the right arrow, the Quick Guide expands by 30 minutes
(up to a maximum 2-hour display). To reduce the Quick Guide in 30-minute
blocks, press the left-arrow button.
6
To watch a program you see listed in the Quick Guide, highlight that program,
then press the OK button.
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Using the Grid Guide
The Grid Guide displays a Channel Banner and a channel list. It provides access to the
complete set of Guide features including the ability to search for programs, schedule
reminders and recordings, etc.
Displaying and clearing the Grid Guide
To display or clear the Grid Guide:
1
To display the Grid Guide, press the GUIDE button on your remote control.
The Grid Guide appears. (Pressing the GUIDE button displays the Guide style —
Grid Guide, Grid Guide (Name), or Logo Guide — established in the Set Guide
option in the Guide menu. The default setting is Grid Guide).
2
You can also display the Grid Guide by pressing the MENU button on your remote
control. Then highlight Guide and press the OK button. Then highlight Grid
Guide and press the OK button again.
3
To clear the Grid Guide from your screen, press the EXIT button on your remote
control.
Grid Guide overview
This diamond marks the current
time (so you can see how close
you are to a program start or
end time).
Picture-inGuide
shows you
the program
you are
watching.
Title of the
highlighted program
or channel
This Banner shows
information about the
channel or program
highlighted in the Guide.
Current time
and date
Signal type
The program
list; use the
arrow buttons
on your
remote control
to highlight
different
areas.
The program
currently highlighted.
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Icons to remind you about the Guide functions of
the red, green, yellow, and blue buttons on your
remote control.
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Getting around in the Grid Guide
You can use the Grid Guide to get detailed information about the channels and
programs it contains. Here’s how:
1
To highlight different program listings in the Grid Guide, use the arrow buttons on
your remote control to move up or down in the channel list, or forward and
backward in time.
2
To move up and down through the channel list a full page at a time, press the
CH+ and CH- buttons on your remote control.
3
To move the Grid Guide directly to a specific channel, press the 0-9 number
buttons on your remote control to enter the desired channel number.
4
As you highlight each program listing in the Grid Guide, information about the
program appears in the Channel Banner. To see more information on a highlighted
program, press the INFO button on your remote control.
The Program Detail screen appears,
showing complete information
about the highlighted program and
a list of actions you might want to
take related to that program.
To return to the Grid Guide,
highlight the Back item from the
on-screen list and press the OK
button.
5
To get information on a channel
(rather than a program), use the
arrow keys on the remote control to
highlight the channel entry in the
Guide.
The Channel Banner displays
information about the highlighted
channel.
6
Press the INFO key on your remote
control while a channel entry is
highlighted to see a Channel Detail
Screen containing more information
about the highlighted channel.
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Tuning to a channel with the Grid Guide
To tune to a program or channel listed in the Grid Guide:
1
2
Highlight the program or channel you want to watch.
Press the OK button.
The Guide disappears, and the channel you selected fills the screen.
Switching to another Guide style
You can switch from the Grid Guide to the Grid Guide (Name) or Logo Guide while
viewing the Grid Guide. Here’s how:
1
With the Guide displayed on your screen, press the red R button on your
remote control.
A list of Guide Styles appears on
your screen.
2
Highlight the Guide style you wish
to view, then press the OK button.
The Guide Style list disappears, and
the Guide appears in the style you
chose.
Viewing the Guide for a different time
You can view the TV programming for different times by using the Guide’s time
control bar. Here’s how:
1
With the Guide displayed on your screen, press the green G button on your
remote control.
The time control bar appears across
the bottom of the Guide.
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Highlight the time controls.
Press the OK button to select the
controls you wish to use.
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Here is an explanation of each time control.
Exits the time control bar.
Moves the Guide view back 6 hours (unavailable when
viewing the current time).
Moves the Guide view back 30 minutes (unavailable
when viewing the current time).
Moves the Guide view ahead 30 minutes.
Moves the Guide view ahead 6 hours.
Moves the Guide view to the current time.
Moves the Guide view back 24 hours (unavailable when
viewing the current time).
Moves the Guide view ahead 24 hours.
Viewing a category of programs in the Guide
You can set your Guide to show you all channels, or only channels showing programs
in a specific category (for example, only channels showing sports, or only channels
showing movies). Here’s how:
1
With the Guide displayed on your screen, press the yellow Y button on your
remote control.
A list of Guide Categories appears
on your screen.
2
Highlight the Guide category you
wish to view, then press the OK
button.
The Guide Category list disappears
and the Guide appears, displaying
channels showing programs that
match the category you chose.
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Using the Logo Guide
The Logo Guide displays 21 channel logos and a Channel Banner showing information
about the program currently showing on the highlighted channel. Follow the steps in
this section to use the Logo Guide.
Displaying and clearing the Logo Guide
To display or clear the Logo Guide:
1
Press the MENU button on your remote control. Then highlight the Guide menu
item, and press the OK button. Then highlight the Logo Guide menu item, and
press the OK button. The Logo Guide appears on your screen.
2
Or, press the GUIDE button on your remote control. Then press the red R button
to display the list of Guide styles. Then highlight the Logo Guide option, and press
the OK button. The Logo Guide appears.
3
Or, you can set the default Guide Style so that the Logo Guide always appears
whenever you press the GUIDE button on your remote control. See Setting the
default Guide style on page 45 for details on setting the default Guide Style.
4
To clear the Logo Guide from your screen, press the EXIT button on your
remote control.
Logo Guide overview
Title of the program on
the highlighted channel.
This Banner shows information
about the program showing on
the highlighted channel.
Current
time and
date
Picture-inGuide
shows you
the program
you are
watching.
Signal Type
The channel
currently
highlighted.
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These icons remind you about
the Guide functions of the red,
green, yellow, and blue buttons
on your remote control.
The channel
logo list; use
the arrow
buttons on
your remote
control to
highlight
different
logos.
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Getting around in the Logo Guide
You can use the Logo Guide to get information about the programs currently showing
on your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver. Here’s how:
1
To highlight different program listings in the Logo Guide, use the arrow buttons
on your remote control to move up, down, left, or right in the logo list.
When you highlight a logo, it is replaced by the channel name and number in the
Logo Guide.
2
To move up and down through the channel logos a full page at a time, press the
CH+ and CH- buttons on your remote control.
3
To move the Logo Guide directly to a specific channel, press the 0-9 number
buttons on your remote control to enter the desired channel number.
4
As you highlight each channel logo
in the Logo Guide, information
about the program currently
showing on the highlighted channel
appears in the Channel Banner.
To see more information on a
highlighted program, press the
INFO button on your remote control.
The Program Detail Screen appears,
showing complete information about
the program on the highlighted
channel, and a list of actions you
might want to take related to that
program. To return to the Logo
Guide, highlight the Back item from
the on-screen list and press the OK
button.
Tuning to a channel with the Logo Guide
To tune to a program or channel listed in the Logo Guide:
1
2
Highlight the channel you want to watch.
Press th OK button.
The Logo Guide disappears, and the channel you selected fills the screen.
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Switching to another Guide style
You can switch from the Logo Guide to the Grid Guide or Grid Guide (Name) while
viewing the Guide. Here’s how:
1
With the Guide displayed on your screen, press the red R button on your
remote control.
A list of Guide Styles appears.
2
Highlight the Guide style you wish
to view, then press the OK button.
The Guide Style list disappears,
and the Guide appears in the style
you chose.
Searching for programs in the Guide
You can search the entire list of programs stored in your DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver’s program guide to find exactly the program you wish to see. There are four
ways to search the Guide:
By Credits:
Lets you find programs that match the actor, director, role, award, or
year you type using an on-screen keyboard.
By Title:
Lets you find programs that match the program title you type using an
on-screen keyboard.
By Text:
Lets you find programs for which either the credits or the title match
the search term you type using an on-screen keyboard.
By Category: Lets you find programs that match the program categories and subcategories you select from an on-screen list.
These search techniques are described in the sections that follow.
Searching by Credits, Title, or Text
To find programs that star a certain actor, share a director, have a particular character,
have won a specific award, or were created in a certain year, search By Credits. To
search for a program whose title you know, search by title.
Searching by text looks at both credits
and titles to find programs that match
your search terms.
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While viewing the Guide, press the
blue B button on your remote
control.
A search list appears, allowing you
to choose a type of search.
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Highlight By Credits, By Title, or By Text, then press the OK button.
The search screen you selected appears.
If you chose to search By Credits, the screen allows you to select a type of credit
to search by. Highlight one of the five Credit types (Actor, Director, Role, Award,
or Year), and press the OK button.
3
Highlight the first letter in the word you wish to search for, then press
the OK button.
To erase a letter, highlight the on-screen left arrow and press the OK button.
To clear the entire entry, highlight the on-screen Clear button and press
the OK button.
4
Continue to select letters from the on-screen keyboard until you have completed
your search term.
As you enter letters, an on-screen list shows you matches for the text you have
entered so far.
5
To execute the search you can either highlight the on-screen Search button and
press the OK button, or you can highlight an item from the on-screen list and
press the OK button.
A list of programs related to your search terms appears.
6
To see a list of show times for one of the search results, highlight that program,
then press the OK button.
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To see information about one of the search results, highlight that program,
then press the INFO button.
Searching by Category
When you search by category, you narrow down the list of programs by choosing from
program categories and sub-categories.
1
2
While viewing the Guide, press the blue B button on your remote control.
A search list appears, allowing you to
choose a type of search.
Highlight By Category, then press the
OK button.
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The Search By Category screen appears.
Categories that contain subcategories have a page icon to the
right of the category name.
3
Highlight a category, then press the
OK button.
If you select a category that contains
sub-categories, the subcategory list
appears. Continue to narrow your
search by selecting from the
sub-category list until there are no
more sub-categories.
If you select a category that contains
no sub-categories, the search results
appear displaying the programs in
the category you selected.
To return to a previous category list,
highlight the on-screen Back button
and press the OK button.
4
To see a list of show times for one of the search results, highlight that program,
then press the OK button.
5
To see information about one of the search results, highlight that program, then
press the INFO button.
Choosing an alternate audio format for a program
Many programs on your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver offer several audio
formats. For example, some programs are available in alternative languages. Some are
available in Dolby Digital format (a high-quality digital audio format).
You can tell if a program offers alternative audio formats by pressing the INFO button
on your remote control while watching a program. If one of these icons appears in the
Channel Banner, an alternative audio format is available:
This icon indicates that one or more alternative languages are available
for the program.
This icon indicates that a Dolby Digital version of the audio for the program
is available.
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To change the audio format for a program you are watching, follow these steps:
1
While viewing a program, press the AUDIO button on your remote control.
A list of available audio formats for
the program you are watching
appears.
2
Highlight the audio format you wish
to hear for the program, then press
the OK button.
The list of audio formats disappears
and the program audio is now
played in the format you selected.
Changing the User setting
Your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver allows you to establish groups of preferences
for your family, and for up to four individuals. For each of these users, you can specify
the user name, a unique channel list, and the color and translucency of the on-screen
Guides and Menus. (Detailed instructions for modifying these user-settings are in
Chapter 6.)
To set your DIRECTV HD Receiver to operate using the settings specified for one of the
users, follow these steps:
1
While viewing a program, press the WHO button on your remote control.
The Who list appears.
2
Highlight the name of the user
whose settings you wish to activate,
then press the OK button.
The Who list disappears, and the
selected user’s settings take effect.
To clear the Who list without
changing the current user, press the
WHO or EXIT button on your
remote control.
Pay per view programs
Your DIRECTV HD Receiver gives you access to many pay per view movies, sporting
events, concerts, etc. All you need to order these events is your DIRECTV account,
a land-based telephone line connected to your DIRECTV HD Receiver, and your
remote control.
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Identifying pay per view programs
There are several ways to identify pay per view programs.
1
If you tune to a channel currently
showing a pay per view program which
you have not yet purchased, a message
appears telling you how to order the
program.
2
If you press the INFO button on your
remote control to view information
about a program in the Guide or about
a program you are currently tuned to,
you will see the pay per view icon in the
Channel Banner for that program.
Pay per view icon
Ordering pay per view programs
To order a pay per view program:
1
Locate and highlight the program you wish to purchase in the Guide.
You can purchase current programs (as long as the program is less than half over)
or future programs.
2
3
Press the INFO button on your remote control.
The Program Details screen appears, with the list of available actions for that
program.
Use the arrow keys on your remote
control to highlight the Buy item
from the list, then press the OK
button.
A confirmation screen appears in
which you can confirm or cancel
your purchase.
Pay per view purchases are billed
with your regular monthly statement
for DIRECTV® programming.
Note: You can set spending limits for pay per view purchases using your DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver’s Menu system. See Chapter 6 for details.
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Reviewing your pay per view purchases
Your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver allows you to review your past pay per view
purchases, to view a list of upcoming pay per view purchases, and to cancel upcoming
pay per view purchases.
Viewing your Past Purchase list
To see a list of pay per view programs that you purchased and watched, follow these
steps:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Purchases menu item, then press the OK button.
The Purchases menu appears. The Past Purchases menu item is highlighted.
3
Press the OK button on your remote control to view a list of your past pay per
view purchases.
The Past Purchases screen appears.
4
To see details for the listed purchases,
highlight a purchase, then press the
OK button.
A screen displaying program details
for the selected purchase appears.
5
To return to the Past Purchases
screen, press the BACK button on
your remote control.
Note: The Past Purchases screen only displays pay per view programs which you
purchased and watched. Pay per view programs that you purchased but
did not watch appear on the Future Purchases screen.
Viewing your Future Purchase list
To see a list of pay per view programs that you purchased but have not yet watched,
follow these steps:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Purchases menu item, then press the OK button.
The Purchases menu appears.
3
Highlight the Future Purchases menu item, then press the OK button.
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The Future Purchases screen appears.
4
To see details for the listed purchases,
highlight a purchase, then press the
OK button.
A screen displaying program details
for the selected purchase appears.
5
To return to the Past Purchases
screen, press the BACK button on
your remote control.
The Future Purchases screen displays both purchases you have made for programs that
have not yet aired, and purchases for past programs which you never watched. Purchases
which you have made that have not yet aired can be canceled following the instructions
below.
Canceling a pay per view purchase
To cancel the purchase of a pay per view program that you purchased but have not
yet watched, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Purchases menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Future Purchases menu item, then press the OK button.
To cancel a purchase, highlight the program purchase you wish to cancel,
then press the OK button.
A screen displaying program details
for the selected purchase appears.
5
Highlight the on-screen Cancel
Purchase button, then press
the OK button.
The Program Detail screen
disappears.
The Future Purchase screen appears;
the purchase you canceled is now
listed as canceled.
Note: Past programs which you purchased but never watched cannot be canceled.
Only PPV purchases made from the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver may be
canceled.
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Chapter 5: Program reminders and
recording timers
This chapter tells you how to use your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver to set
timers that can remind you when a program is about to begin, and record a program
for you on your VCR. The sections of this chapter include:
• Setting up the VCR control
• Scheduling program reminders and recording timers
• Reviewing and modifying reminders and recording timers
Setting up the VCR control
Your DIRECTV HD Receiver can use the supplied VCR control cable to automatically
program your VCR to record programs for you. (Instructions on setting recording
timers appear later in this chapter).
Before your DIRECTV HD Receiver can program your VCR, you must have correctly
connected and aligned the VCR control cable (see Connecting the VCR control
cable in Chapter 3), and you must tell your DIRECTV HD Receiver what kind of
VCR you have. Here’s how:
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Installation menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the VCR Setup menu item, then press the OK button.
The VCR Setup screen appears.
5
Highlight the manufacturer of your
VCR from the list on the left side of
the screen.
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If the VCR type list on the right side of the screen contains more than one type,
highlight a type from this list.
Some manufacturers distribute more than one type of VCR. Try them in order until
you find the one that passes the test below.
7
Highlight the on-screen Test button from the left side of the screen, then press the
OK button.
A screen appears displaying
instructions for testing the VCR
setup. Follow the on-screen
instructions to see if the VCR
manufacturer and Type settings
you selected work for your VCR.
During the test, the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver will attempt to
program the VCR to record for a short time. When the on-screen instructions
tell you to do so, check the tape to see if your VCR was able to record the test.
If so, your VCR setup is complete. If not, go through the steps in this process
again, this time selecting the next VCR Type from the list.
Once you have set up the VCR control, you are ready to use the VCR control to
record programs for you. The rest of this chapter describes how to schedule and
modify timers that allow you to record programs and set program reminders.
Scheduling program reminders and recording timers
There are two kinds of timers you can set to help you manage your TV viewing:
• You can schedule a reminder to alert you when a program is about to begin.
• You can schedule a timer that will automatically record a program on your VCR.
To set your DIRECTV HD Receiver to remind you when a program is about to begin,
or to record a program for you on your VCR, follow these steps:
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Press the GUIDE button on your remote.
The Guide appears.
Note: Timers are not available in the Logo Guide. If you are viewing the
Logo Guide, use the red R button on your remote control, and select
Grid Guide.
You can only set timers for future programs (not for programs that are
currently under way).
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Highlight the program you wish to record or be reminded about, and press the
OK button.
Pressing the OK button once sets a program reminder. Pressing it again sets the
program to be recorded on your VCR.
A clock icon is added to the
program listing when a program
reminder is scheduled.
A videotape icon replaces the clock
icon when a recording timer has
been scheduled.
Once you have set a reminder, when the program is about to begin, the DIRECTV®
High-Definition Receiver displays a message reminding you about the program.
To use the program recording feature, you must have correctly connected and
positioned the VCR control cable. You must also set up the DIRECTV HD Receiver to
communicate with your VCR (see the first section of this chapter).
Make sure there is a tape in your VCR and that the VCR is turned off before the
start time of any programs you have set to be recorded.
Reviewing and modifying reminders and
recording timers
The Timers item in the SETUP menu allows you to review, modify, or create new program
reminders and program recording timers.
Here’s how:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Setup menu item, then press the OK button.
The Setup menu appears.
3
Highlight the Timers menu item, then press the OK button.
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The Timers screen appears.
If you have previously scheduled
program reminders or recording
timers, they are listed here.
4
To review your previously scheduled
program reminders and recording
timers, look through this list.
5
To modify or check the details for
any previously scheduled timers,
highlight that timer from the list,
then press the OK button.
To schedule a new program reminder or recording timer, highlight a blank line
from the list, then press the OK button.
The Timer # screen appears.
6
Highlight the option you wish to
change.
• For new timers or for timers you
previously scheduled using the
Timers screen in the SETUP menu,
you can modify the channel
number, the start time and date,
the end time and date, the
frequency, and the mode for the
timer (whether it is a program
reminder or a recording timer).
•
•
•
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For timers that you scheduled using the on-screen Guide, you can only
change the mode setting.
Once you have highlighted the option you wish to modify, use the up- or
down-arrow buttons on your remote control to edit the option setting. Use
the left- and right-arrow buttons to highlight different options.
To delete the selected timer, use the right-arrow button on your remote
control to highlight the on-screen Clear button, then press the OK button.
7
When you have finished reviewing or modifying the timer, use the right-arrow
button on your remote control to highlight the on-screen Back button, then
press the OK button.
The Edit Timer screen disappears, and you return to the Timers screen.
8
To return to the SETUP menu, highlight the on-screen Back button, then press
the OK button. To exit the Menu system and return to TV viewing, press the
EXIT button on your remote control.
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Chapter 6: User profiles
This chapter tells you how to modify and select user profiles. Its contents include:
• User profiles basics
• Editing user profile names
• Editing channel lists
• Setting ratings limits
• Allowing or blocking pay per view purchases
• Setting a pay per view spending limit
• Setting the screen color and translucency
• Setting the current user profile
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Locking and unlocking your DIRECTV® System
User profile basics
If your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver is going to be used by more than one person
in your household, you should consider setting up user profiles for each user.
The Profiles section of the Menu system
allows you to:
• Set ratings limits for the DIRECTV HD
Receiver (applies to all users).
• Set pay per view spending limits for
the DIRECTV HD Receiver (applies to
all users).
• Edit channel lists for the DIRECTV
System, and customized lists for
individual users.
•
•
•
Change the color and translucency of the Menu and Guide screens for each
user profile.
Set which user profile is currently active.
Lock and unlock the system (controlling when the ratings limits, spending limits,
and channel restrictions are active).
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There are six user profiles you can choose:
The FAMILY user profile is the master profile for your DIRECTV®
High-Definition Receiver. The ratings limits, channel restrictions,
and pay per view spending restrictions you set in the FAMILY
profile apply to all of the user profiles.
USER 1 - USER 4: These four user profiles allow individuals in your household to
create custom channel lists and custom screen appearances for
their own use. These profiles can be renamed to identify them
with members of your household. Ratings, spending, and channel
restrictions set in the FAMILY profile still apply when one of these
four user profiles is the active profile and the system is locked.
ALL CHANNELS: The ALL CHANNELS profile is the default user profile.
The ALL CHANNELS profile cannot be edited.
When the current user profile is ALL CHANNELS and the system is
locked, the ratings, spending, and channel restrictions set in the
FAMILY profile still apply.
Once you have modified the channel lists in the other user
profiles, you can use the Program Guide in the All CHANNELS
profile to see a list of all channels available on your DIRECTV®
System (both viewable and blocked channels).
FAMILY:
Editing user profile names
The four profiles named User 1 - 4 can be
renamed for members of your household.
The FAMILY and ALL CHANNELS profiles
cannot be renamed. You can change the
names of User 1 - 4 profiles to anything
you wish, using up to eight letters and
numbers.
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Press the MENU button on your
remote control.
The Main menu appears.
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Highlight the PROFILES menu item,
then press the OK button.
The PROFILES menu appears.
3
Highlight the profile you wish to
rename, then press the OK button.
The menu for that user profile
appears. The Edit User Name item is
highlighted.
4
Press the OK button to start editing
the user name for that profile.
The Edit User Name screen appears.
5
Type a new name for the user profile
as described below:
• To type each letter or number in
the new name, highlight a key on
the on-screen keyboard, then press
the OK button. Repeat this until
you have typed the entire name.
• If you need to erase a letter or
two, highlight the on-screen left
arrow (near the top-right corner of
the keyboard), then press the OK
button.
• To erase the entire name, highlight the on-screen Clear key, then press
the OK button.
6
When you have finished typing the user profile name, highlight the on-screen Back
button, then press the OK button.
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Editing channel lists
You can edit channel lists to simplify your channel surfing by removing channels that
you never watch from your channel list. Editing a channel list for a user profile has
two effects :
• When that user profile is the active profile, it sets which channels are skipped as
you change channels with the CH+ and CH- buttons on your remote control.
• When that user profile is the active profile, it determines which channels appear
and do not appear in the Program Guide.
It is possible to tune to a channel directly by pressing the 0 - 9 buttons on your
remote control even when that channel is removed from the channel list for
that profile.
The FAMILY profile is the master profile — channel restrictions set in the FAMILY
profile apply to the entire DIRECTV® System (when the system is locked), regardless
of which user profile is active. Channels that are removed from the channel list in the
FAMILY profile are “blocked” for all profiles — that is, these channels cannot be
viewed even when tuned directly using the 0 - 9 buttons on your remote control.
Here are the steps for editing a channel list:
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1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
3
Highlight the profile containing the channel list you wish to edit (FAMILY,
or USER 1 - 4), then press the OK button.
The menu for that user profile
appears. The Edit Channel List item
is highlighted.
Editing the FAMILY channel list
changes channel access for all
profiles. The ALL CHANNELS profile
cannot be edited.
4
Press the OK button to start editing
the channel list.
The Edit Channel List screen appears.
Highlight the PROFILES menu item, then press the OK button.
The PROFILES menu appears.
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Edit the list using the controls as described below.
Channels that are removed from the channel list do not appear in the
Program Guide, and they are skipped when you change channels with the
CH+ and CH- buttons.
Channels included in the channel
list. To remove a channel from
the list, highlight it, then press
OK on your remote control.
Channels not included in the
channel list. To add a channel to the
channel list, highlight it here, then
press OK on your remote control.
When you have finished
editing the channel list,
highlight Back, then
press the OK button.
Cancel returns you to
the previous screen
without changing the
channel list.
Move all channels into the View list or Block list.
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When you have finished editing the list, highlight the on-screen Back button,
then press the OK button.
Setting ratings limits
To control the ratings of the programs your family can watch, set ratings limits in the
FAMILY profile. Ratings limits set in the FAMILY profile apply to the entire
DIRECTV® System no matter which user profile is active (as long as the system is
locked).
There are various systems used to rate TV programs. Your DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver allows you to set limits for the following kinds of ratings:
•
TV program ratings for the Entire Audience.
•
TV program ratings specifically for Children.
•
TV program ratings for unrated programs (TV rating of none).
•
Movie ratings based on the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)
ratings.
If you have younger TV viewers in your home, you should set the maximum rating
for each of these program-types to ensure the most effective ratings control.
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Setting the ratings limits for TV programs
To set the maximum viewable TV program rating for the TV programs,
follow these steps:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the PROFILES menu item, then press the OK button.
The PROFILES menu appears. The FAMILY profile is highlighted.
3
Press the OK button to display the FAMILY profile menu.
The FAMILY profile menu appears.
4
Highlight the Rating Limit menu item, then press the OK button.
The Rating Limit menu appears.
5
Highlight the TV menu item, then press the OK button.
The TV menu appears.
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Highlight the rating option you wish
to set, then press the OK button.
The screen you selected appears.
7
Use the arrow and OK buttons on your remote control to select the buttons,
ratings, or the specific types of content you wish to block your family from
viewing. Programs containing blocked content or that are rated at or above the
level you select will be blocked when your system is locked.
(See Locking and unlocking your DIRECTV® System later in this chapter.)
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When you have finished setting the ratings on one screen, select the on-screen
Back button.
You return to the TV menu. From there you can select the next rating type and
continue to set the ratings as described in step 7.
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Here are descriptions of the ratings and abbreviations used on the Entire Audience
rating screen:
TV-G: General audience. Although not specifically designed for children, most
parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
TV-PG: Parental guidance suggested. This program may not be suitable for younger
children.
TV-14: Parents strongly cautioned. This program may contain material parents
would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
TV-MA: Mature audience only. This program is specifically designed to be viewed by
adults, and is therefore unsuitable for anyone under 17 years of age.
D:
Suggestive dialog.
L:
Coarse language.
S:
Intense sexual situations.
V:
Violence.
Here are descriptions of the ratings and abbreviations used on the Children rating
screen:
TV-Y:
All children. This program is designed to be appropriate for
all children.
TV-Y7:
Directed to older children. This program is designed to be viewed by
children age 7 and above.
TV-Y7-FV: Similar to TV-Y7, but may include strong fantasy violence (such as
fighting by animated characters).
The TV Rating of None screen allows you to allow or block programs that are
unrated or have a rating of “None.”
Setting ratings limits for movies
To set the maximum viewable rating for movies, follow these steps:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the PROFILES menu item, then press the OK button.
The PROFILES menu appears. The FAMILY profile is highlighted.
3
Press the OK button to display the FAMILY profile menu.
The FAMILY profile menu appears.
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Highlight the Rating Limit menu item, then press the OK button.
The Rating Limit menu appears. Movies is highlighted.
5
Press the OK button to display the Movies screen.
The Movies screen appears.
6
Use the arrow and OK buttons on
your remote control to select the
ratings you wish to block your family
from viewing. Programs that are rated
at or above the level you select will
be blocked when your system is
locked. (See Locking and unlocking
your DIRECTV® System later in this
chapter.)
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To unblock all of the ratings and content types, select the on-screen Allow All
button. To block all of the ratings and content types, select the on-screen
Block All button.
8
When you have finished setting the ratings on the Movies screen, select the
on-screen Back button.
You return to the Rating Limit menu.
Here are descriptions of the ratings used on the Movies rating screen:
G:
General Audiences. This rating is generally suitable for all audiences.
PG:
Parental Guidance Suggested. Indicates that some parents may find material
in this film unsuitable for children.
PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned. Movies with this rating should be investigated
by parents before they let children under 13 years of age view the film.
R:
Restricted. Some material not suitable for children 17 years of age or
younger. Parents are strongly urged to investigate this film before allowing
children to view it with them.
NC-17: This film contains material that is intended to be viewed by adults only.
X:
This film contains explicit sexual material, and is intended to be viewed by
adults only.
Allowing or blocking pay per view purchases
To set whether pay per view programs can be purchased on your DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver, use the Pay Per View option in the FAMILY profile menu. The
Pay Per View Allow/Block setting in the FAMILY profile applies any time the system
is locked, regardless of which user profile is active.
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To set your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver to allow or block pay per view
purchases:
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2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the PROFILES menu item, then press the OK button.
The PROFILES menu appears. The FAMILY profile is highlighted.
3
Press the OK button to display the FAMILY profile menu.
The FAMILY profile menu appears.
4
Highlight the Pay Per View menu item, then press the OK button.
A list appears, from which you can
choose to Allow or Block pay per
view purchases.
5
Highlight Allow or Block, then press
the OK button.
The list disappears, and the Pay Per
View menu item indicates your
choice.
6
To clear the Menu from your screen,
press the EXIT button on your
remote control.
Setting a pay per view spending limit
To limit the dollar amount that can be spent for each pay per view program, use the
Spending Limit option in the FAMILY profile menu. Spending limits set in the
FAMILY profile apply any time the system is locked, regardless of which user profile
is active. Here’s how to set a spending limit:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the PROFILES menu item, then press the OK button.
The PROFILES menu appears. The FAMILY profile is highlighted.
3
Press the OK button to display the FAMILY profile menu.
The FAMILY profile menu appears.
4
Highlight the Spending Limit menu item, then press the OK button.
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The Spending Limit screen appears.
5
Use the 0 - 9 buttons on your remote
control to enter the maximum price
allowed for a pay per view program.
For example, to block programs that
cost over twenty dollars each, you
would press 0, 2, 0.
As you press the number buttons the
highlight moves to the next digit.
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When you have entered the spending limit, highlight the on-screen
Done button, then press the OK button.
Your spending limit will now be in effect when the system is locked.
(See Locking and unlocking your DIRECTV® System later in this chapter.)
Setting the screen color and translucency
For each of the profiles, you can set the screen color and translucency level used to
display Menu and Guide screens. Screen colors can be set for the FAMILY profile
and the four USER profiles. You can also choose from four levels of translucency:
Translucency can be set for the FAMILY profile and the four USER profiles.
To set these screen display options use the Screen Color and Translucency menu
items in the menu for the profile you wish to change.
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Setting the current user profile
To set the current user profile (making that profile’s channel list, screen color and
screen translucency settings active) follow these steps:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the PROFILES menu item, then press the OK button.
The PROFILES menu appears.
3
Highlight the Set User menu item, then press the OK button.
The user profile list appears.
4
Highlight the profile you wish to make active, then press the OK button.
When you select a user profile, the list disappears, and the profile you selected
becomes the current user profile.
5
To exit the Menu, press the EXIT button on your remote control.
Note: The user profile can also be changed by pressing the WHO button on your
remote control while you are watching TV.
Locking and unlocking your DIRECTV® System
If you have set ratings limits, spending limits, or channel lists for your DIRECTV
System, you need to lock the system to make those settings take effect. To later
change those settings, you will need to unlock the system to access the controls for
those settings. Locking the system involves entering a four-digit password. You will
need to remember this password to unlock the system. Write down the password
and keep it in a safe place. If you forget your password, call DIRECTV or your service
provider for assistance.
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To lock or unlock the system, follow these steps:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the PROFILES menu item, then press the OK button.
The PROFILES menu appears.
3
Highlight the Lock System or Unlock System menu item, then press the
OK button.
When the system is unlocked, the Lock
System menu item is displayed. Selecting
Lock System displays a screen where you
can lock the system.
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When the system is locked, the Unlock
System menu item is displayed. Selecting
Unlock System displays a screen where
you can unlock the system.
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5
Highlight the first digit in the password.
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To clear the Menu from your screen, press the EXIT button on your
remote control.
Use the 0 - 9 buttons on your remote control to enter a four-digit password.
Then highlight the on-screen Done button and press the OK button.
If you are locking the system, you will see a second screen asking you to
confirm your password (to make sure you entered it correctly).
When you have finished locking or unlocking the system, the Lock
System/Unlock System screen disappears, and the PROFILES menu is displayed.
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Chapter 7: Settings, preferences,
upgrades, and extras
This chapter tells you how to use the DIRECTV menu system to control the way
your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver operates. Its contents include:
• Reading your mail
• Setting system preferences
• Reviewing and controlling caller ID
• Setting the Local Time options
• Installing a new Access Card
• Viewing important information and a list of features supported by your
DIRECTV HD Receiver
• Viewing information on automatic system upgrades
• Viewing fun system extras
Reading your mail
The MAILBOX menu item allows you to read the mail sent to you by DIRECTV or
your service provider.
Here’s how:
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2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the MAILBOX menu item, then press the OK button.
The MAILBOX screen appears,
displaying all of the mail you have
received (both read and unread).
3
To read one of the pieces of mail,
highlight that piece of mail in your
mailbox, then press the OK button.
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The selected mail message appears.
4
To delete the mail message
(permanently removing it from your
MAILBOX), highlight the on-screen
Delete button and press the OK
button on your remote control.
5
To leave the message in your
MAILBOX and return to the
MAILBOX screen, highlight the
on-screen Back button and press
the OK button on your remote control.
The mail message disappears, and the MAILBOX screen appears.
6
To clear the Menu from your screen, press the EXIT button on your
remote control.
Setting system preferences
The Setup menu in your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver’s Menu system allows
you to control many of the functions of the DIRECTV HD Receiver. The first set of
items you can control are system preferences. Specifically, these preferences you can
set include:
• The language for the on-screen menu system.
• The screen format to use for widescreen program broadcasts.
• The color of bars in Letter box and Pillar box screen formats.
• The closed caption settings.
• The default screen color for Menu and Guide screens.
• The default translucency for Menu and Guide screens.
• A pair of audio settings (language, and PCM or Dolby Digital for digital
audio broadcasts).
Setting the language for on-screen Menus and Guides
To choose a language for the Menu and Guide screens, follow these steps:
1
2
3
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Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Setup menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Preferences menu item, then press the OK button.
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Highlight the Default Language
menu item, then press the OK
button.
A list of languages you can use for
Guide and Menu screens appears.
5
Highlight the language you wish to
use to display Menu and Guide
screens, then press the OK button.
A message appears warning you
that your DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver needs to reboot
(turn itself off and on) for the Default Language to take effect.
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To change the Default Language to the new setting, highlight the on-screen
OK button, then press the OK button on your remote control.
Setting the screen format
There are two screen formats used in manufacturing TVs and in broadcasting
TV programs. These are standard TV format (in which the ratio of the screen width
to the screen height is 4:3), and widescreen format (in which the ratio of width to
height is 16:9). The Screen Format preference tells your DIRECTV HD Receiver how
to display a program when the program format does not match your TV format.
(Chapter 1 contains a discussion of aspect ratios and screen format options.)
To set the Screen Format preference, follow these steps:
1
2
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Setup menu item, then press the OK button.
The Setup menu appears.
3
Highlight the Preferences menu item, then press the OK button.
The Preferences menu appears.
4
Highlight the Screen Format menu item, then press the OK button.
The Screen Format screen appears.
5
Highlight the Select your TV screen Type box, then use the up or down arrows
buttons on your remote control to set the screen type to match the type of TV
you have. Choose 4:3 for a standard TV, or 16:9 for a widescreen TV.
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Use the left and right arrow buttons to highlight the format you wish to use to
display programs that do not match your TV screen shape.
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For standard 4:3 TVs displaying widescreen broadcasts,
your choices are:
• Letter Box: Display the entire program image, fit the program
to the screen by applying black/gray bars to the top
and bottom of the screen.
•
Full:
Display the entire program image, fit the program
to the screen by stretching the image vertically so
that it fills the screen.
•
Zoom:
Enlarge the image to fill the screen (cropping some
of the left and right edges of the program image).
For widescreen 16:9 TVs displaying standard 4:3 programs,
your choices are:
• Pillar Box: Display the entire program image, fit the program to
the screen by applying black/gray bars to the left and
right sides of the screen.
•
Full:
Display the entire program image, fit the program to
the the screen by stretching the image horizontally so
the the that it fills the screen.
•
Zoom:
Enlarge the image to fill the screen (cropping some of
the top and bottom edges of the program image).
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Highlight the on-screen Back button, and press the OK button.
Setting the bar color for Letter box and Pillar box
You can set the color of the horizontal and vertical bars displayed in Letter box and
Pillar box screen formats by using the Bar Color option in the Preferences section of
the Setup menu. The bar color can be set to either black or gray. The gray bar color
is already set and is recommended to avoid screen burn-in.
Screen burn-in is a problem that can occur on some TV displays when a dark, stable
image is displayed on the screen for an extended period, “burning” the image
permanently into the screen. The gray bar color is recommended because lighter
colors are less likely to cause burn-in.
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Setting the closed caption options
Closed captions are on-screen text versions of the audio content for programs. The
Caption item in the Preferences menu allows you to turn closed captions on and off,
to set a language for the closed captions, and to choose a closed caption format
(CC1 or CC2, which may provide varying closed caption displays for some
programs).
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2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Setup menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Preferences menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Caption menu item, then press the OK button.
The Caption menu appears.
5
Highlight the setting you wish to
change, and press the OK button.
Then use the up or down arrows
buttons on your remote control to
highlight an option for that setting.
Press the OK button to confirm
your selection.
6
To exit the Menu system, press the
EXIT button on your remote control.
Note: If you turn on closed captions on both your DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver and your TV, you may see overlapping closed caption displays. To
avoid this problem, turn on closed captions on either the TV or the DIRECTV
HD Receiver, not both.
Setting the default screen color and translucency
The Screen Color menu item in the Preferences menu allows you to set a default
screen color that will be used to display the Menu and Guide screens. There are four
color choices named for the four seasons: Spring (green), Summer (blue), Fall
(amber), Winter (violet). Screen colors can also be set for the FAMILY profile and the
four USER profiles; those choices will override the default screen color selection you
set here when those profiles are active.
The Translucency menu item in the Preferences menu allows you to set a default
translucency level that will be used to display the Menu and Guide screens
(controlling how much TV program content you can view through the on-screen
Menu and Guide screens). You can choose from four levels of translucency: Light,
Medium, Dark, and Opaque (no translucency). Translucency can also be set for the
FAMILY profile and the four USER profiles; those choices will override the default
translucency selection you set here when those profiles are active.
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To set a default screen color and translucency, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Setup menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Preferences menu item, the press the OK button.
Highlight the Screen Color menu item, then press the OK button.
A list appears, showing you the
screen color options.
5
Highlight a color option, then press
the OK button.
When you select a color, the screen
color list disappears, and your color
choice is indicated on the Screen
Color menu item.
6
Highlight the Translucency menu
item, then press the OK button.
A list appears, showing you the
translucency options.
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Highlight Light, Medium, Dark,
or Opaque. Then press the OK
button.
When you select a translucency
option, the Translucency list
disappears, and your choice is
indicated on the Translucency
menu item.
Setting the default audio preference
Programs broadcast with digital audio often provide a number of language choices.
This preference setting tells your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver which
language to use for digital audio broadcasts offering a choice of formats.
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To set the Default Audio preference, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Setup menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Preferences menu item, the press the OK button.
Highlight the Audio menu item, then press the OK button.
The Audio menu appears. The Default Audio menu item is highlighted.
5
Press the OK button on your remote control to display the list of available
languages.
A list of languages appears.
6
Highlight the language you wish to
use for digital audio broadcasts,
then press the OK button.
When you select a language, the
Language list disappears. Your
selection is indicated in the Default
Audio line on the Audio menu.
Setting the Digital Audio format
If you are using the optical digital audio out jack to connect your DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver to a digital audio receiver, you should use this preference setting
to tell your DIRECTV HD Receiver whether your audio receiver processes PCM
digital audio signals or Dolby Digital audio signals. See the manual for your audio
receiver if you are not sure.
To set the Digital Audio preference, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the Setup menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Preferences menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Audio menu item, then press the OK button.
The Audio menu appears.
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6
Highlight the Digital Out menu item, then press the OK button.
A list appears from which you
can choose Dolby Digital or PCM
audio formats.
Highlight the format supported by
your audio receiver, then press the
OK button.
When you select a format the
Digital Out list disappears. Your
selection is indicated in the Digital
Out line on the Audio menu.
Reviewing and controlling Caller ID
The Caller ID item in the SETUP menu allows you to view a list of calls that you
have received on the telephone line connected to your DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver. It also allows you to control whether the Caller ID feature is turned on or
off. The Caller ID feature only works if you subscribe to the caller ID service provided
by your local telephone service.
Turning the Caller ID feature on or off
To control whether your DIRECTV HD Receiver captures caller ID information, follow
these steps:
1
2
3
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Caller ID menu item, then press the OK button.
The Caller ID menu appears.
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Highlight the Display Caller IDs
menu item, then press the OK
button.
A list appears, allowing you to
select whether you would like the
Caller ID feature to be On or Off.
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Highlight On or Off from the list, then press the OK button.
The list disappears, and the Display Caller IDs menu item on the Caller ID
menu reflects your choice.
Note: Caller ID messages for incoming calls that occur while you are taping a
program will be recorded on your tape. You might want to turn Caller ID
off while you are recording a program.
Identifying callers
With Caller ID turned on, when a call is
made to the phone line connected to
your DIRECTV® High-Definition
Receiver, a message appears on your TV
screen telling you the number of the
caller.
To clear the message from your screen,
press the OK button.
To set your DIRECTV HD Receiver not to
display caller ID messages, highlight the
on-screen Disable button, then press
the OK button.
Reviewing your Caller ID list
To see a list of calls you have received, follow these steps:
1
2
3
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Caller ID menu item, then press the OK button.
The Caller ID menu appears.
4
Highlight the Review Caller IDs menu
item, then press the OK button.
The Review Caller IDs screen
appears. The calls on the list are
sorted in numerical order.
5
To see details about any of the
listed calls, highlight the call from
the list, then press the OK button.
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A screen appears displaying the total
number of calls received from that
phone number and the times and
dates for the three most recent calls.
To delete a Caller ID record, highlight
the on-screen Delete button, then
press the OK button.
To return to the Review Caller IDs list,
highlight the on-screen Back button,
then press the OK button.
Setting the Local Time options
The Local Time setting (in the Installation section of the Setup menu) allows you to
control whether to allow your service provider to automatically control two
time settings:
the time zone your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver uses, and
• whether your DIRECTV HD Receiver observes Daylight Savings Time.
If you turn the Local Time Setting on, you can choose a time zone and decide
whether or not to observe Daylight Savings Time. With the Local Time setting off,
your service provider automatically controls these settings for you.
Follow these steps to turn the Local Time Setting on or off, and (if you turn it on) to
set your Time Zone and Daylight Savings Time observance.
•
1
2
3
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Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Installation menu item, then press the OK button.
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5
Highlight the Local Time menu item, then press the OK button.
To change the Local Time Setting, highlight it using the arrow buttons on your
remote control, then press the OK button.
A list appears from which you can
indicate whether you want the local
time setting on (you set the time zone
and daylight savings time
observance), or off (your program
provider controls the time settings).
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Highlight On or Off, then press the
OK button.
The list disappears, and the Local
Time Setting menu item reflects your
choice.
If you turn the Local Time Setting off, the Time Zone and Daylight Savings
Time options are controlled by your program provider; these menu items
become unavailable.
If you turn the Local Time Setting on, continue with the following steps to set
your time zone and whether you wish to observe daylight savings time.
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Highlight Time Zone menu item, then press the OK button.
A list appears from which you can
choose your local time zone.
8
Highlight your time zone, then press
the OK button.
The list disappears, and the Time
Zone menu item reflects your choice.
9
Highlight the DST Observation menu
item, then press the OK button.
A list appears from which you can
choose to turn Daylight Savings Time
observance on or off.
10 Highlight On or Off, then press the OK button.
The list disappears, and the Status line indicates either DST in effect or
Standard time in effect.
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Installing a new Access Card
Your DIRECTV service provider may send you a new, replacement Access Card.
When you receive a new card, follow these steps to continue your DIRECTV®
service without interruption:
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2
3
4
Press the MENU button on your remote control.
Highlight the SETUP menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the Installation menu item, then press the OK button.
Highlight the New Access Card menu item, then press the OK button.
The New Access Card screen appears.
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To start replacing your Access Card,
highlight the on-screen OK button,
then press the OK button.
On-screen instructions tell you how
to replace your old card with the new
one. Follow these instructions.
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Viewing important information and a list of features
supported by your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver
The System menu allows you to view a list of important details about your DIRECTV
HD Receiver, as well as a list of features supported by your DIRECTV HD Receiver.
To view this information, use the System Information and System Features items in
the System portion of the Setup menu.
Viewing information on automatic system upgrades
The System Upgrades menu item in the System menu provides information about
the current software on your DIRECTV HD Receiver, and a history of when previous
upgrades have been downloaded to your receiver. To View this information, use the
System Upgrades item in the System portion of the Setup menu.
Viewing fun system extras
The Extras menu contains a useful calendar, a fun biorhythm charting tool,
and games you can play. To view the system extras on your DIRECTV HD Receiver,
use the items in the Extras menu.
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Chapter 8: Programming the remote control
This chapter explains how to program your remote control so that you can use it to
operate your TV, VCR, or other A/V equipment. Chapter sections include:
• Programming the remote control
• Operating a device with your programmed remote control
• Code lists
Programming the remote control
Your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver’s remote control can be programmed to
operate your TV, VCR, DVD player and other A/V equipment. There are two ways
to program your remote control:
• Manual method: Using this method, you use the code lists provided in this
chapter to enter the code for your band of TV, VCR, etc.
Try this method first; it tends to be faster.
• Scanning method: Using this method, you use your remote control to go through
the possible codes sets one at a time until you find one that
works for your device. Try this method if there is no code listed
for your brand of device, or if the listed codes do not work.
Manual method
To use the manual method to program your DIRECTV HD Receiver’s remote control,
follow these steps:
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2
3
Turn on the device you want to control.
4
Enter the three-digit code for your device (see the code lists on the following
pages).
If the entered code is correct, the device will turn off.
5
Press the device button again.
Aim the DIRECTV HD Receiver’s remote control at the device.
Simultaneously press the SET button and the device button for the device you
want to program your remote control to operate, (the TV button, for example).
The device button lights up.
The button should blink twice and then turn off.
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The SET button
The device buttons
Scanning method
To use the scanning method to program your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver’s
remote control, follow these steps:
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2
3
Turn on the device you want to control.
4
Repeatedly press the CH+ or CH- button to scan through the device codes.
Aim the remote control at the device.
Simultaneously press the SET button and the device button for the device you
want to program your remote control to operate, (the TV button, for example).
The device button lights up.
The device button will blink each time you press the CH+ or CH- button.
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6
When the device turns off, stop pressing the CH+ or CH- buttons.
Press the device button again.
The button blinks twice and then turns off.
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Repeat the procedure for other devices you wish to operate with your
DIRECTV HD Receiver’s remote control.
Operating a device with your programmed
remote control
To operate a device using your programmed remote control, you must first press
the corresponding device button (TV, VCR, DVD, AUX, or DIRECTV). Then use the
remote control to operate that device. The remote control will continue to operate
that device until you press another device button.
Each time you want to switch to a different device with your remote control, you
start by pressing a device button.
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Code lists
Use these lists to find the codes you need to program your DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver’s remote control to operate your other A/V devices. For brands
with multiple codes listed, try the codes in order until you find one that works for
your device.
TV
Brand names
Code numbers
Brand names
Code numbers
ADMIRAL
072 081 160 161
EMERSON
A MARK
112 143
004
047
076
153
096
007 057
005
048
120
154
191
028
050
143
155
043
051
151
070
AKAI
070 146
AMSTRAD
052
ANAM
043 054 056 080
112
FISHER
070 004 058 112
FUJITSU
198
AUDIOVOX
076 120
FUNAL
028 043
BLAUPUNKT
088
FUTURETECH
043
CAIRN
206
GE
CANDLE
070 002 003 004
CAPEHART
058
160 165 161 070
008 009 034 056
073 074 130 155
167
CCE
001 004 024
CETRONIC
043
GOLDSTAR / LG
CITIZEN
070 002 003 004
043 101 103 143
004 106 110 112
119 127 143 193
GRADIENTE
004 038 106
CLASSIC
043
HALL MARK
004
CONCERTO
004
HITACHI
CONTEC
043 050 051
CORONADO
143
011 004 009 010
012 023 075 143
007 072 158
CRAIG
043 054 191
INFINITY
164
CROWN
043 143
JBL
164
CURTIS MATHES
070 101 143 004
JCPENNEY
070 004 008 009
030 065 101 160
024 143 156
JENSEN
013
JVC
038 001 083 034
199
AOC
CXC
043
DAEWOO
076 103 004 016
043 114 120 127
143 128 136 192
044
004 145
DAYTRON
004 143
KEC
043
DYNASTY
043
KENWOOD
070 001
062
KLOSS
002 059
024 076 120 143
KMC
143
KTV
043 143 154 070
LODGENET
072
DYNATECH
ELECTROHOME
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TV (continued)
Chapter 8: Programming the remote control
TV (continued)
Brand names
TV (continued)
Code numbers
Brand names
Code numbers
LOGIK
072
PROTON
LAUXMAN
004
004 058 112 143
171 173
LXI
007 015 052 081
160
QUASAR
034 056 080 164
RADIO SHACK
MAGNAVOX
164 059 070 003
004 060 061 063
064 022 094 127
160
004 019 043 127
143
RCA
160 161 145
167156 165 065
070 004 023 024
056 074 152
MARANTZ
070 164
MATSUI
164
REALISTIC
007 019 043 047
MEMOREX
004 007 072
RUNCO
072 130
088
SAMPO
207 070 004 058
MGA
024 070 004 024
028 042
SAMSUNG
MINERVA
088
000 101 004 050
089 105 160 127
143 133
MITSUBISHI
024 004 040 042
028 146
SANYO
007 020 053 057
082
MTC
070 004 062 101
SCOTT
NAD
015 025
004 028 043 048
143
NEC
070 040 016 056
024 130 134 019
004
SEARS
015 030 028 094
004 007 057 082
143 160 167
NIKEI
043
SELECO
200
ONKING
043
SHARP
081 004 014 019
022 028 143
ONWA
043
SIEMENS
088
OPTONICA
019 081
SIGNATURE
072
ORION
201 202 203 204
205
SONY
001 085 126 166
079
PANASONIC
034 080 056 164
SOUNDESIGN
028 003 004 043
PHILCO
164 070 003 059
060 064 004 056
063 024
SPECTRICON
112
SSS
004 043
METZ
SUPRE MACY
002
SYLVANIA
070 003 059 060
063 064 127 160
164 044
PHILIPS
164 093 038 005
059 127 070 003
004
PIONEER
025 070 004 018
023 190
SYMPHONICS
194 052
PORTLAND
004 143 065
TANDY
081
160 161 167 145
065
TATUNG
056 062
TECHNICS
034 080
TECHWOOD
004
PROSCAN
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TV (continued)
VCR (continued)
Brand names
Code numbers
Brand names
TEKNIKA
002 003 004 024
028 043 072 101
143
DAYTRON
108
DIMENSIA
156
TELERENT
072
TERA
173
TMK
004
TOSHIBA
015 030 007 040
062 101
UNIVERSAL
008 009
VIDEO CONCEPTS
146
VIDTECH
004
WARDS
004
009
063
164
019 064 008
028 060 061
072 074 143
165
DBX
012 023 039 043
DYNATECH
034 053
ELECTROHOME
059
EMERSON
006
027
046
138
044
FISHER
003 008 009 010
FUNAI
034
GE
031 072 144 147
063 151 107 109
156 126
029
034
101
017
152
035 025
036 037
129 131
031
153 157
076 120
GO VIDEO
040 132 136
YAMAHA
070 004
GOLDSTAR / LG
YORK
004
101 123 012 001
114
YUPITERU
043
HARMAN KARDON
012 045
ZENITH
072 073 095 103
HITACHI
ZONDA
112
001 026 034 063
137 150 156
WESTING HOUSE
VCR
93
Code numbers
Brand names
Code numbers
AIWA
034
AKAI
016 043 046 124
125 142 146
AMPRO
072
ANAM
031
HUGHES
001
INSTANTREPLAY
031
JCL
031
JCPENNY
012 001 040 101
156 066
JENSEN
043
JVC
048 050 043 130
060 012 031 150
055 158
AUDIO DYNAMICS
012 023 039 043
KENWOOD
BROOKSONIC
035 037 044 129
152
014 034 047 048
023
LLOYD
034
CANON
028 031
LXI
034 003 009 017
CAPEHART
108
MAGIN
040
CRAIG
003 040 135
MAGNAVOX
CURTIS MATHES
031 041 156
067 031 034 041
068 154 160 064
DEAWOO
117 119 005 116
007 010 065 108
110 112
MARANTZ
067 069 031 067
012 023
MARTA
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VCR (continued)
VCR (continued)
Brand names
Code numbers
Brand names
Code numbers
MATSUI
027 030
SANSUI
043 048 135 022
MEI
031
SANYO
MEMOREX
102 101 003 010
014 031 034 053
072 139 134
003 010 102 007
014 134
SCOTT
017 037 044 129
131 112 159
MGA
045 046 059
SEARS
MINOLTA
001 156
MITSUBISHI
059 061 046 051
142 001 045 162
003 008 009 010
001 014 017 081
101
SHARP
031 054 053
034 040
SHINTOM
024
MULTITECH
024 034
SIGNATURE
034
NEC
012 023 043 048
039
SONY
056 057 058 003
052 149 031 155
NORDMENDE
043
SOUNDESIGN
034
OPTONICA
053 054
STS
001
PANASONIC
070 133 031 066
160 161
SYLVANIA
031 059 034 067
SYMPHONIC
034
PENTAX
001 031 063 156
TANDY
010 034
PHILCO
031 034 067
TATUNG
039 043 023
PHILIPS
031 067 034 101
054 071
TEAC
034 039 043 023
TECHNICS
031 070
PILOT
101
TEKNIKA
031 019 034 101
PIONEER
021 001 048
TMK
006
PORTLAND
108
TOSHIBA
112 008 131 047
059 082 001 042
040 101
MTC
QUARTZ
002 014
QUASAR
070 133 161 031
066 160
TOTEVISION
UNITECH
040
RADIO SHACK
123
VECTOR RESEARCH
012
RCA
107 109 144 147
151 001 041 034
040 156 031 140
VIDEO CONCEPTS
012 046 034 141
VIDEOSONIC
040
WARDS
003 001 024 031
034 040 053 054
017 131
YAMAHA
012 043 034 039
ZENITH
072 080 056 048
034 101 058
REALISTIC
003 008 010 014
031 034 040 053
054 101
RICO
058 078
SALORA
014
SAMSUNG
000 040 032 104
107 109 112 113
115 120 122 125
159
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AUX-AUDIO
Brand names
Code numbers
Brand names
Code numbers
ADCOM
146 149 227 244
MARANTZ
AMC
083 084
074 105 126 128
139 155 162 186
232
ARCAM
100
AUDIO FILE
093 098
AUDIO TECHINICA
221
AIWA
111 114 117 156
170 199 203 219
231 241 254
MERIDIAN
013 067
AKAl
181 233
NAD
128
ANAM
180
NAKAMICHI
072 212 234 235
BOSE
064 137 219
NILES
236
B&K
150 152
ONKYO
CARVER
013 098 107 126
129 160 163 220
245 249
094 115 116 209
211 255
OPTIMUS
121 125 140 181
PANASONIC
131 144 187 200
CLARION
151 169
PARASOUND
085 086 090
DENON
101 133 191 202
208 246 247
PHILIPS
136 186 126 197
PIONEER
093 132 138 210
165 189 195 201
081 230
MCINTOSH
251
MONDIAL
069 225
MCS
178
MITSUBISHI
253
Enlightened Audio
078 153
FISHER
107 129 157 163
176
QUASAR
131 187
Fosgate Audionics
228 248
RCA
109 213 166
GE
216 123
REALISTIC
103 122 123 124
172 174 177 179
180 194
HARMAN KARDON
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AUX-AUDIO (continued)
073 195 248 249
HAITAl
119
HITACHl
088
ROTEL
204 218 239
JCPENNY
109 154 178
SANSUI
JENSEN
099
196 214 126 139
075 197
JERROLD
141
SANYO
157 129
SAMSUNG
068
SCOTT
180 190
SHARP
096 125 151 161
169 182 193
JVC
112 198 252
KENWOOD
096 104 119 125
148 151 163 171
173 242
KRELL
223
SHERWOOD
089 127
LEXICON
215 250
SONY
LUXMAN
066 120 205 229
LXI
123 177
097 117 147 183
200 253 237 238
188 192
MAGNAVOX
126 162 185 186
224 228
SOUNDSTREAM
197
STARCOM
141
SYMPHONIC
124
Chapter 8: Programming the remote control
AUX-AUDIO (continued)
DVD (continued)
Brand names
Code numbers
Brand names
TEAC
102 159 180 062
RCA
035 036
TECHNICS
131 184 187 200
202 208 165
SAMSUNG
000 040
SHARP
004
TOSHIBA
175
SONY
037
WARDS
163
TOSHIBA
038 001 206
YAMAHA
092 120 166 240
125 169 216
YAMAHA
039 079
ZENITH
222 061
ZENITH
028 041
Code numbers
DVD-LDP
AUX-CATV
Brand names
Code numbers
HAMLIN
015 017 022
JERROLD / G.I
010 021 025
OAK
008 016 023
PIONEER
007 026 027
Scientific/Atlanta
002 006 013
TOCOM
003
ZENITH
004
DVD
Brand names
Code numbers
ALPINE
009
APEX DIGITAL
075 076
DENON
030 226
GE
035 036
GOLDSTAR / LG
028 041
HARMAN KARDON
217
HITACHI
011
JVC
031
MAGNAVOX
038 042 008
MARANTZ
006 007
MITSUBISHI
032
NAD
077
ONKYO
207
PANASONIC
003 039
PHILIPS
038 042 006 007
PIONEER
034 005 010
PROSCAN
035 036
Brand names
Code numbers
CALIFORNIA AUDIO 047
DENON
043 044
FISHER
047
KENWOOD
060
MAGNAVOX
048 057
MITSUBISHI
057
NAD
057
PANASONIC
047 051 054
PHILIPS
048
PIONEER
055 057
QUASAR
047
RCA
046
SANYO
052
SHARP
060
SONY
050 053
TECHNICS
047 051 054
TOSHIBA
060
YAMAHA
045 059
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Troubleshooting and specifications
Appendix: Troubleshooting and specifications
Use the tips below to help solve any problems you have with the DIRECTV® HighDefinition Receiver:
Troubleshooting
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Q:
A:
I have no picture and no sound and the POWER light does not light.
Make sure your DIRECTV HD Receiver is plugged into a working power
outlet. If the outlet is switched, make sure it it turned on. If your DIRECTV
HD Receiver is plugged into a power strip, make sure it is plugged in and
turned on. Check the batteries in the remote control.
Q:
A:
I have sound but no picture.
Make sure your TV input (A/V mode) is set properly.
Make sure the A/V cables are properly connected.
Q:
A:
I have picture but no sound.
Make sure the TV is not being muted.
Q:
A:
I have no picture and no sound.
Make sure the TV is turned on.
Make sure your DIRECTV HD Receiver is turned on.
Make sure your Access Card is inserted properly into your receiver.
Check the signal strength from the satellite (see Checking the satellite signal
strength in Chapter 3).
Make sure the coaxial cable is properly connected to the satellite dish.
Check the connections between your DIRECTV HD Receiver and your TV.
Turn your receiver off, unplug it, wait 10 to 20 seconds, then plug it back in,
and turn it on.
Q:
A:
The top and bottom of the program image is cut off.
If you connect your TV to one of the composite video out jacks (Video Out,
S-Video Out, or TV out), and you view a high-definition program with the
DIRECTV HD Receiver’s RESOLUTION switch set to either 720p or 1080i, the
picture will be slightly cropped at the top and bottom (the very top and
bottom edges of the image will not appear on the TV screen). To avoid this
problem, set the RESOLUTION switch to the 480p/i position if your TV is
connected to one of the composite video outputs.
Q:
A:
I see the message on my TV: “(Due to) Copyright restrictions......”
This means that the program you are trying to watch may not be viewed on
some outputs. Use a different connection from the DIRECTV HD Receiver to
your TV. See the section Connecting your DIRECTV High-Definition Receiver
in Chapter 3 for more information.
Troubleshooting and specifications
Q:
A:
I do not see any video with my TV connected to the DVI OUT jack.
If your TV has a DVI input jack, but is not HDCP compatible, you may not be
able to view video from your DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver’s DVI OUT
jack. You need to connect your TV using one of the other video output jack
on the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
Q:
A:
I see overlapping closed caption displays for some programs.
If you turn on closed captions on both your DIRECTV HD Receiver and your
TV, you may see overlapping closed caption displays. To avoid this problem,
turn on closed captions on either the TV or the DIRECTV HD Receiver, not
both.
Q:
A:
I have a frozen screen and the POWER button doesn’t work.
Unplug your receiver for 10 to 20 seconds; then plug it back in and turn it on.
Check the batteries in the remote control.
Q:
A:
I cannot view a program.
Make sure your subscription includes the channel you want to watch.
Call your service provider if you are not sure.
Make sure your system is not locked by looking for the locked icon (
the channel banner.
) in
Q:
A:
I cannot purchase a pay per view program.
It may be too late to purchase the program. Try purchasing another showing
of the same program.
Make sure the telephone line is properly connected.
If your system is locked, make sure the purchase does not exceed your
spending or rating limit.
Your Access Card may be full. Call your service provider for assistance.
Q:
A:
I forgot my password.
If you have forgotten your password, call your service provider for assistance.
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Troubleshooting and specifications
Specifications
Here are the technical specifications for the DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver.
Power supply
Input Voltage: AC 120V, 60Hz (SMPS type)
Power Consumption: 42W max
Physical Specification
Size (W X H X D): 16.93 in.(W) X 3.15in.(H) X 12.13 in.(D)
(430mm x 80mm x 305mm)
Weight (Net): 3.80 Kg (around 8.37 lbs.)
Operation Temp: +32° F (0° C) to +104° F (+40° C)
Storage Temp: -40° F (-40° C) to +150° F (+66° C)
Video Decoder
Transport stream: MPEG-2 ISO/IEC 13818
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding: MPEG Layer II & Dolby Digital
Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
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Troubleshooting and specifications
Input/Output Interface
LNB
Video
1 input
2 RCA / Cinch
1 Component video output (Y, Pb, Pr)
1 RGB output
1 DVI output
Audio
6 RCA / Cinch (3 pairs X Left & Right),
1 Optical digital audio output
1 Coaxial digital audio output
S-Video
1 output
RF input & output
2 input, 1 output
VCR control
1 VCR control output
Modem
RJ 11 connector
CH 3/4 Switch
Toggle switch Ch 3 or Ch 4
Resolution select Switch
1080i / 720p / 480p/i
DVI, RGB / Y Pb Pr switch DVI, RGB / Y Pb Pr
Access Card
1 Access Card slot
Accessories
Cables:
Remote control
Card
Manual
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
RF cable
phone cable
A/V (RCA) cable
S-VIDEO cable
DVI cable
VCR control cable
universal remote control (with 2 batteries)
Conditional Access Card
Owner’s manual
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Index
Index
A
Access Card
inserting 17
installing new 87
Accessories 12
All channels profile 65
FREEZE button 39
Front panel 13
Full screen format 8, 9, 10
G
Guide
types of 44
Analog TV 3
Arrow buttons 39
Aspect ratio 7
ATSC 3
AUDIO button 56
Audio language 55, 81
Azimuth 30
changing the guide style 44, 49, 53
Grid guide See Program guides
GUIDE button 39, 49, 53
H
HDTV 3
equipment requirements for 4
HELP button 39, 40
B
BACK button 39
High definition icon 42
Batteries 16
I
Icons 42
C
Cables 19-21
INFO button 39, 41, 42, 43
Caller ID 39, 83 - 85
Caption button 39
Caption options 80
Channel banner 41 - 42
Interlacing 5
J
Jacks 19 - 21
Channel list 67
L
Language See default
Connections 22 - 26
Letterbox 8, 10, 79
D
Default
audio 81
guide 45
language 77
Dish type 31 - 33
Dolby Digital 11, 42, 82
Limits See rating limit and spending limit
Local channels 35 - 36
Local networks 35
Locking 74
Logo guide See Program guides
M
Mail
reading 76
DVI 6, 21, 22, 98
E
EXIT button 39
F
Family profile 65, 67
Format button 39
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MENU button 39
N
NTSC 3
Index
P
Searching
Password 74, 98
by credits 53
pay per view
by title 53
canceling 59
by text 53
blocking 71
by category 54
ordering 57
Spending limit 72
reviewing purchases 58
System test 34
setting a spending limit 72
Picture-in-guide 47, 51
Pillar box 9, 10, 79
Preferences 77
T
Time
setting local time options 85
Timer
Problems, solving See Troubleshooting
reviewing 62
Profiles 64
setting 61
Program detail screen 42 - 43
Translucency 73, 80
Program guides
Troubleshooting 97, 98
quick guide 44, 46
grid guide 44, 47
logo guide 44, 51
Purchases See pay per view
Q
QUICK button 39, 46
Quick guide See Program guides
TV sources 3
U
Unlocking 74
Unscheduling 43, 62
Upgrades 37, 88
V
VCR
R
Rating limit 68
connecting 25
Remote control
recording 61
buttons 38 - 39
programming remote control 89
code list 91
Resolution 5
RGB 21, 23
S
Satellite dish type See dish type
control cable 12, 27
setting up 60
Video output 5, 6
W
WHO button 39, 56
Z
Zoom screen format 8, 9, 10, 79
Scan channels 35 - 36
Scheduling See timer
Screen format 7 - 10, 78 - 79
SDTV 3
SEARCH button 39, 53
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