Introduction
1
Introduction
INTRODUCTION TO BELL EXPRESSVU SERVICES
So you bought yourself a new receiver and you want to know how it works, right?
Take a look through this guide and you’ll quickly learn how to use all of the features.
This chapter familiarizes you with your Bell ExpressVu satellite TV receiver.
• WELCOME
• HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
• ABOUT YOUR BELL EXPRESSVU ACCOUNT
• WATCHING TV NOW
• ADDITIONAL SERVICES
• ABOUT SATELLITE TV RECEPTION
• WHY CONNECT TO A PHONE LINE
• MOVING ON-SCREEN LOGO
Page 1-1
User Guide
WELCOME
Thank you for choosing Bell ExpressVu. You are about to experience the excitement and
convenience of our Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service, which delivers the very
best picture and sound quality. Bell ExpressVu consistently provides the latest products
and satellite-delivered services — with high performance, ease of operation, and a wide
variety of entertainment options.
Your new Bell ExpressVu Personal Video Recorder (PVR) receiver has three tuners (two
satellite and one off-air) for record and playback in standard or high definition.
Additionally, the PVR features and a host of other functions make it one of the most
versatile and exciting devices in home entertainment.
This satellite receiver lets you decide how you watch TV. You can record and play back
audio and video with full digital quality. You can pause a live program and not miss any
of the action or you can record a program to watch later, without a VCR.
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
This section explains how the guide is divided and the conventions used throughout.
GUIDE OVERVIEW
The information in this guide is separated into several chapters to make it easy for you to
find exactly what you’re looking for:
• Chapter 1 - Introduction gives you a brief overview of Bell ExpressVu and your new
receiver.
• Chapter 2 - Receiver and Remote Controls explains the basic features of your system
and how to use the remote controls, front panel buttons, and back panel connections.
• Chapter 3 - Finding Programs to Watch describes how to change channels and look
for programs.
• Chapter 4 - Pay-Per-View shows you how to order and watch Pay-Per-View.
• Chapter 5 - Favourites Lists explains how to create, name, and use favourites lists.
• Chapter 6 - Locks explains how to set locks and passwords.
• Chapter 7 - Interactive TV describes how to use the Interactive TV features of your
satellite TV system.
• Chapter 8 - Personal Video Recording explains how to use the recording features of
your satellite TV receiver to maximize your viewing pleasure.
• Chapter 9 - Record Future Programs shows you how you can record and play back
your favourite programs when you want to watch them.
• Chapter 10 - Remote Control Setup contains instructions for programming your
remote to control your satellite receiver and equipment like a TV or VCR.
• Chapter 11 - Receiver Customization shows you how to customize your receiver.
• Chapter 12 - Connections and Setup explains how to connect your satellite receiver to
your TV and equipment like a VCR.
Page 1-2
Introduction
How To Use This Guide
1
GUIDE CONVENTIONS
• The names of remote control buttons are all uppercase.
Example: Press SAT.
• Select means to move the highlight to an on-screen option or choice in a list and press
SELECT on the remote control.
Example: Select the Locks option.
• Where this guide mentions nearby TV, it refers to the HDTV near the receiver. The
nearby TV receives TV1 menus and programming from the receiver’s TV1 outputs
and is connected using short audio/video cables.
• Where this guide mentions remote TV, it refers to the cable-ready TV(s) located in
rooms away from the receiver. The remote TV receives TV2 menus and programming
from the receiver’s TV2 outputs through your in-home cable system.
• Where this guide mentions remote control, it refers to either Remote Control 1 when
viewing a nearby TV or Remote Control 2 when viewing the remote TV(s). If a
specific remote control must be used, this guide will refer directly to Remote Control
1 or Remote Control 2.
• The instructions in this guide are shown in two ways:
– Instructions in the form of pictures are handy if you’d like to learn something
quickly. These instructions are numbered left to right as shown in the sample
below.
– Instructions that are written out are helpful if you’d like to learn more details.
Page 1-3
User Guide
ABOUT YOUR BELL EXPRESSVU ACCOUNT
This section describes how to order your packages and provides information on how to
find information about your Bell ExpressVu account.
ORDERING YOUR PROGRAMMING PACKAGES
Before you can enjoy your new receiver, order your programming packages.
1. Press POWER on the front panel to turn on the receiver.
2. Press SYSTEM INFO on the front panel to display the receiver’s System Information
menu on the nearby TV screen.
3. Call 1-888-SKY-DISH and tell the Customer Service Center the system has been
installed and you would like to begin receiving services. A representative will explain
the available program packages. Give the representative information from the System
Information screen, as requested.
4. Your services will be turned on via the satellite signal. This process usually takes just
a few minutes.
5. Select DONE.
Page 1-4
Introduction
Watching TV Now
1
WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION ON YOUR ACCOUNT
If you want to know about charges to your Bell ExpressVu account or if you would like
to make changes to your programming packages, be sure to have your account
information handy and choose one of the following:
• Go to our website at www.bell.ca/selfcare.
• Call Bell ExpressVu by calling 1-888-SKY-DISH.
Note: Additional authorization may be required before high definition programming
and/or off-air broadcasts can be viewed; additional fees may apply.
WATCHING TV NOW
After you have ordered your programming package, you can begin enjoying the features
of your new satellite TV receiver. When you complete these simple tours, you’ll be
familiar with the remote control and be able to find a program to watch; pause live TV;
and record your favourite shows.
FINDING A PROGRAM TO WATCH
You’re already itching to use your remote control, so pick it up now and find something
to watch. If you want to know more about watching TV, see Chapter 3 - Finding
Programs to Watch starting on page 3-1.
Page 1-5
User Guide
PAUSING LIVE TV
Here’s something you can’t do with regular old TV: pause live TV because someone’s at
the door or calling you on the phone or there’s something you just have to do right now.
For more about the pause feature of your receiver, see Pausing a Program on page 8-2.
RECORDING AND PLAYING BACK A PROGRAM
Take this tour to learn how to make basic recordings of your favourite shows. For more
about the PVR features of your receiver, see Chapter 8 - Personal Video Recording
starting on page 8-1.
REC
REC
Page 1-6
Introduction
Additional Services
1
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
PAY-PER-VIEW
Catch all the action on Pay-Per-View. Take a break from regular TV and order the latest
movies, sports, and special events. For details on ordering Pay-Per-View events, see page
4-2. Be sure to connect an active phone line to your receiver before you order a Pay-PerView event (see the instructions on page 12-10).
INTERACTIVE TV
At Interactive TV (press ITV on your remote control), you’ll find news, sports scores,
weather information, games, and more.
Page 1-7
User Guide
ABOUT SATELLITE TV RECEPTION
Satellite television uses satellites in a stationary orbit over the Earth to deliver television
and audio programming. This type of orbit enables the satellites to stay aligned over one
place on the surface of the Earth. Once the satellite dish is aimed at the satellite, the dish
does not have to move to follow it.
Here’s something interesting! Noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke
calculated the orbit that causes satellites to remain stationary in the sky. To this
day the 22,000 mile high orbit bears the name Clarke Belt.
RAIN AND SNOW FADE
Heavy rain, snow, or dense cloud cover can reduce the satellite signal, which may
interrupt your programming service. Your service will return after the weather condition
has passed. Aiming the satellite dish to get the strongest signal during installation, will
help prevent rain and snow from interrupting the signal.
Page 1-8
Introduction
Why Connect To A Phone Line
1
SOLAR INTERFERENCE
Twice a year, the sun moves to a position behind the Bell ExpressVu satellite as it orbits
the Earth. This event occurs during a few days at the beginning of the spring and the
beginning of the autumn and lasts only a few minutes.
During these brief periods, you will not be able to see programs on Bell ExpressVu.
When the sun has moved from behind the satellite, the programs will reappear. This is an
unavoidable natural event for all television involving the use of satellites and has an
adverse effect on many program providers.
WHY CONNECT TO A PHONE LINE
Your satellite receiver is equipped with a standard telephone jack that you use to connect
to an active telephone line. Keep the receiver connected to an active telephone line so
that you will be able to order pay-per-view programs using your remote control, use all
of the Interactive TV features, and other services from Bell ExpressVu (see the
instructions on page 12-10).
MOVING ON-SCREEN LOGO
Whenever the receiver is turned off using the remote control or front panel POWER
button, you will see the Bell ExpressVu logo moving around on your TV screen. This
feature is included with your receiver to assure you that the connections between your
receiver and TV(s) are not lost. Press POWER or SELECT on the remote control to
resume watching satellite TV programming. Make sure you are using the correct remote
for your TV-viewing location (see page 2-6 for details).
Page 1-9
User Guide
TIPS
• Always have the latest software - Turn off the receiver when you’re not using it.
• Order Pay-Per-View with your remote control - Keep an active phone line
connected to the receiver. You will have Pay-Per-View at your fingertips.
QUESTIONS
• How do I find something to watch? Refer to page 5. For more information on
finding something to watch, see Chapter 3 - Finding Programs to Watch.
• Why are some of the channels red in the Program Guide? The channels that are
red in the Program Guide are those which are not currently in your subscription.
If you’d like to watch those channels, call 1-888-SKY-DISH or go to
www.bell.ca/selfcare.
Page 1-10
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising