Dish Network 118523 Satellite TV System User Manual

Contents
Safety Instructions.......................................................................... iii
Chapter 1 - Introduction .................................................................. 1
Welcome! .............................................................................................. 1
About this Receiver .............................................................................. 2
Overview ............................................................................................... 4
Getting Started ..................................................................................... 6
Quick Tour of Basic Features ............................................................... 7
Quick Tour of the Menus ...................................................................... 9
Quick Tour of Digital Video Recorder Features .................................. 14
Quick Tour of Watching One Program While Recording Others ........ 19
Quick Tour of Picture-in-Picture (PIP) ................................................ 20
Satellite Television .............................................................................. 21
Satellite Signal Quality ........................................................................ 22
Chapter 2 - Receiver Description and Installation ...................... 23
Receiver Front Panel .......................................................................... 23
Receiver Back Panel .......................................................................... 24
Remote Controls ................................................................................. 26
Connecting the Receiver to a Nearby TV ........................................... 29
Connecting the Receiver to the TV(s) in Another Room(s) ................ 31
Programming the Recover Button ...................................................... 36
Changing the TV1 and TV2 Output Channels .................................... 37
Connecting the Receiver to the Phone Line ....................................... 38
Connecting the Receiver to a Dish Antenna System .......................... 39
Optional - Connecting VCRs to the System ....................................... 41
Optional - Connecting to an Off-Air Antenna or Cable ....................... 42
Optimize Your Remote Controls ......................................................... 43
Setting Up TV1 to Operate in UHF Pro .............................................. 46
Chapter 3 - Using the System ....................................................... 49
Setting Up TV1 to Operate in IR ......................................................... 47
Using Dual and Single Modes ............................................................ 49
Using the Remote Controls ................................................................ 52
Using the Menus ................................................................................. 58
Using Text Fields ................................................................................ 61
Changing Channels ............................................................................ 62
Using the Program Guide .................................................................. 62
Displaying Program Information ......................................................... 64
Ordering Pay-Per-View Programs ...................................................... 66
Ordering DISH On Demand ................................................................ 66
Reviewing Purchase History ............................................................... 67
Using Favorites Lists .......................................................................... 67
Using Timers and Recordings ............................................................ 69
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Watching One Program While Recording Another .............................79
Using the DVR Features .....................................................................85
Using Themes and Search .................................................................90
Using Locks ........................................................................................93
Personal Identification Number .........................................................101
Using Caller ID .................................................................................101
Resetting Receiver to Factory Default Settings ................................102
Changing Program Languages .........................................................103
Using Dolby® Digital Sound ..............................................................104
Updates .............................................................................................105
Inactivity Standby ..............................................................................106
Control Other Devices with the Remote Controls .............................106
Using Troubleshooting Tools ............................................................117
Chapter 4 - Dish Antenna Installation.........................................119
Installing a DISH 500 Antenna ..........................................................119
Installing a Multiple Dish DISH Pro System ......................................125
DISH Pro Wiring Diagrams ...............................................................128
Running Coaxial Cable .....................................................................133
Chapter 5 - Reference...................................................................135
Troubleshooting Tables ....................................................................135
Device Codes ....................................................................................147
Appendix ......................................................................................153
Limited Warranty ...............................................................................153
Residential Customer Agreement .....................................................155
Staying Legal ....................................................................................159
FCC Compliance ...............................................................................159
Index ..............................................................................................161
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Use only attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as the power supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the
apparatus.
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Safety
Note to Satellite TV System Installer: This reminder is provided to call the
satellite TV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National
Electrical Code (NEC) 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.
Safety Tips
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Unplug the receiver from the AC power outlet before cleaning.
The use of accessories or attachments not recommended by the receiver
manufacturer will void the Limited Warranty.
Do not place the receiver in an enclosure such as a cabinet without proper
ventilation.
Do not install the receiver in any area where the temperature can be less than
40°F or more than 113°F.
Do not stack the receiver on top of or below other electronic devices.
Operate the receiver using only the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. Unplug the receiver power cord by gripping the power plug, not
the cord.
Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords, as this can result in a risk of
fire or electrical shock.
Never insert objects of any kind into the receiver through openings, as the
objects may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts. This could cause
fire or electrical shock.
Make sure that the outdoor parts of the antenna system are grounded in
accordance with local, state, federal, and National Electrical Code (NEC)
requirements.
Do not locate the antenna near overhead light or power circuits, or where it can
fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing the antenna, take extreme
care to avoid touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them can be
fatal.
Do not attempt to service the receiver yourself, as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage, and will void the Limited Warranty.
Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel.
Use an outlet that contains surge suppression or ground fault protection. For
added protection during a lightning storm, or when the receiver is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug the power cord from
the wall outlet, disconnect the lines between the receiver and the antenna, and
disconnect the telephone line. This will provide some protection against
damage caused by lightning or power line surges.
Chapter 1
Introduction
Congratulations on choosing DISH Network. You are about to experience
the excitement and convenience of Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) service,
which delivers the very best picture and sound quality. DISH Network
consistently provides state-of-the-art products and satellite-delivered
services — with high performance, ease of operation, and a wide variety
of entertainment options.
Welcome!
You’re about to enjoy a Digital Video Recorder!
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.
Important Information About This Receiver
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Always handle the satellite receiver carefully.
Avoid excessive shock and vibration at all times as
this can damage the hard drive.
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If you have the receiver turned on and need to
move it, be sure to unplug the receiver and let it sit
for at least 30 seconds before moving it.
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Do not install the receiver in any area where the
temperature can be less than 40°F or more than
113°F while the unit is operating.
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If the receiver is cold to the touch, do not plug it in
immediately. Let it sit unplugged at room
temperature for at least 45 minutes before
plugging it in.
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Avoid installing the receiver on top of or
underneath another electronic device (such as a
stereo receiver) as this can cause heat build-up and
vibration.
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About this Receiver
Your DISH Network satellite receiver has features that make watching TV
more exciting. Along with the DVR functions, you are about to discover
new ways to make programming choices.
Dual and Single Modes
The satellite receiver can be installed and operated in one of two ways:
Dual Mode
Dual Mode uses TV1 outputs to deliver programming to the nearby TV, and
TV2 outputs to deliver programming to the remote TV(s).
While in Dual Mode, you can use this two-tuner satellite receiver to watch
different programs in two locations:
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Nearby TV - Programming from the receiver is delivered to the TV
near the receiver using short audio/video cables.
•
Remote TV - Programming from the receiver is delivered to a TV
located in another room using existing in-home coaxial cable.
Program viewing at each TV location is independent.
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Single Mode
Single Mode provides dual tuner features to a single TV like Picture-inPicture (PIP) and the ability to watch one live program while recording
another.
Program viewing at each TV location is the same
(Shared View enabled).
Remote Controls
Two remote controls come with your receiver:
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An Infrared (IR) remote to control programming for the nearby TV.
This remote is labeled with a green number 1, which matches
similar markings on the receiver output connections and the menus
for the nearby TV.
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An Ultra-High Frequency Pro (UHF Pro) remote to control
programming to a remote TV. This remote is labeled with blue
number 2, which matches the similar markings on the receiver
output connections and the menus for the remote TV.
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Overview
Before you use your satellite receiver, you need to install the system or
have it installed by a professional technician. For a professional installation,
please call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-333-DISH (3474). If you
install the system yourself, use the instructions in Chapter 2.
A vital part of the installation is to set up the receiver to get
the latest software from the satellite signal. If you are
installing a new system and follow the instructions in Chapter
4, your receiver will automatically get this software.
Tip: In the margins
of pages throughout this guide are
tips and other
information to
make using your
satellite receiver
easier
For information on the receiver and its installation, read Chapter 2,
Receiver Description and Installation beginning on page 23.
For information on any specific feature or function, read Chapter 3, Using
The System beginning on page 49.
For information on assembling and installing a dish antenna, read
Chapter 4, Dish Antenna Installation beginning on page 119.
If you have a problem operating the system or receive an error message, use
the Troubleshooting Tables beginning on page 135.
Conventions
To make it easy for you to use this guide, we use the following conventions.
• The names of remote control buttons are all uppercase.
Example: Press the SAT button.
• Menus and options that appear on the TV screen are in bold type.
Example: Open the Program Guide.
• Select means to move the highlight to an on-screen option or choice
in a list and press the SELECT button on the remote control.
Example: Select the Locks option.
• Button sequences are shown in this convention: [button name][button name]-[button name].
Example: Press MENU-6-1-3 on Remote Control 1 to display the
System Information screen.
• Connections on the back of the receiver are in small capital letters.
Example: SATELLITE IN
• Where this guide mentions nearby TV, it refers to the TV 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.
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Fixed Images
On some TVs, the presence of fixed images for extended
periods of time may cause them to be permanently imprinted
on the screen. Consult your TV user guide for information on
whether this is a problem for your TV, what operating/
viewing restrictions apply to avoid this problem, and
associated TV warranty coverage.
Moving DISH Network Logo
Whenever the receiver’s outputs are turned off using the remote
control or front panel POWER buttons, you will see the DISH
Network 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) is not lost. Press the blank
POWER or SELECT button on the remote control to resume
watching satellite TV programming. Make sure you are using
the correct remote (see page 26 for details).
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Getting Started
After your system has been installed, order and watch your programming
using the following steps:
Step 1: Ordering Your Programming
Tip: In Dual Mode,
Remote Control 1
is used to control
TV1 menus on the
nearby TV. Remote
Control 2 is used to
control TV2 menus
on the remote
TV(s).
1. Using a remote control, press SAT and then press the blank
POWER button to turn on the receiver. Make sure the TV is
also on.
2. Press GUIDE.
You will see that some channels in the Program Guide appear in white.
These channels can be viewed immediately. However, many channels
will be in red. You cannot view these channels until you order
programming.
3. Press the SYSTEM INFO button on the receiver front panel to display
the System Info screen.
Note: The following screen is for example only. Be sure to use the
numbers on the System Info screen displayed on your TV.
4. Call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-333-DISH (3474). A
customer service representative will help you start DISH Network
programming on your system and will discuss the various programming
packages available.
5. Choose a package and the representative will authorize your
programming.
6. Press SELECT to close the System Info screen.
7. Wait a few minutes and the channels you purchased will turn from red
to white, and can now be viewed.
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Step 2: Finding Programs to Watch
1. Press the GUIDE button.
2. When the Program Guide opens, use the UP or
DOWN ARROW to view information on other
channels. Press the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN
buttons to move you quickly through the Program
Guide. The channels for the programming you ordered
should be shown in white and are available for viewing.
After you have highlighted a current program in the
Program Guide, press SELECT to watch it.
Tip: The Program
Guide provides a
complete listing of
all programs available on all channels, including
those that are not in
your subscription
(these channels
have red backgrounds).
Quick Tour of Basic Features
This tour guides you quickly through a number of basic satellite receiver
features accessible directly from the remote control without using menus.
For more detailed information about each feature, see Chapter 3, Using the
System.
1. Make sure the TV is on.
2. Press the UP or DOWN ARROW button on your
remote control to change channels.
3. Press the RECALL button to go back to the last channel
you watched.
4. Press the THEMES (LEFT ARROW) button to open the
Themes and Search menu. This menu allows you to
search for programming by themes (movies, sports, and
more) or by key words used in the programming
information.
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5. Select Sports to see a list of sporting events.
6. Press the VIEW TV button to go back to watch a program.
7. Press the INFO button to see information about the program.
Note: The first time you press the INFO button, the
information screen is transparent. Press the INFO button again
to make the information screen solid. When you press the
INFO button a third time, the information screen closes.
8. Press the CANCEL button to go back to watch the program.
9. Press the BROWSE (RIGHT ARROW) button to open the
Browse Banner. The Browse Banner shows information
on a program you’re watching at the top, and information on
two other programs at the bottom.
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Quick Tour of the Menus
10. Press the UP or DOWN ARROW button to
change the channel information you see at the
bottom of the TV screen.
11. Press the RIGHT ARROW button to highlight
the program coming on next at the bottom. Press
the LEFT ARROW button to go back to the
program on now.
12. Press the VIEW TV button to clear the Browse Banner from
the TV screen and to go back to watching a program. Press
SELECT to change to the highlighted channel.
Quick Tour of the Menus
This tour guides you quickly through the basic features available through
the Main Menu. See Chapter 3, Using the System for more information
about these and other features.
1. Press the remote control MENU button to open the Main
Menu.
Tip: In Dual Mode,
Remote Control 1
is used to control
TV1 menus on the
nearby TV. Remote
Control 2 is used to
control TV2 menus
on the remote
TV(s).
Note: DISH On Demand will be available with a future software
upgrade.
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2. Press the 1 button to select the Program Guide option on the
Main Menu. This opens the Program Guide on the TV screen.
You can use the Program Guide to find and select a program to watch.
For now, though, go on with this tour.
3. Press the MENU button to go back to the Main Menu.
4. Press the 2 button to select the Themes and Search option on
the Main Menu. This menu allows you to search for
programming by themes (movies, sports, etc.) or by key words
used in the program information.
5. Press the MENU button to go back to the Main Menu.
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6. Press the 3 button to select the Customer option. This menu
provides convenient access to your DISH Network account to
review your statement, pay your bill, upgrade programming, and
more.
7. Press the 0 button to go back to the Main Menu.
8. Press the 4 button to select the Dish Home option. You can
order channels, check the news and weather, and even play
games.
9. Press the 0 button to go back to the Main Menu.
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10. Press the 5 button to select the Locks option on the Main
Menu. This menu allows you to apply password-protected
locks on programming based on rating, or even on a channelby-channel basis.
11. Press MENU to go back to the Main Menu.
12. Press the 6 button to select the System Setup option on the
Main Menu. Use this menu to set up the system the way you
want.
13. Press MENU to go back to the Main Menu.
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14. Press the 7 button to select the Daily Schedule option on the
Main Menu. The Daily Schedule lists the timers that are
planned for today, the future (up to nine days), and those that
occurred in the recent past.
15. Press MENU to go back to the Main Menu.
16. Press the 8 button to open the Preferences menu. This menu
allows you to set up your receiver to make it easier to use.
17. Press 3 to open the Favorites menu. This menu lets you to set up
lists of your favorite channels.
18. Press MENU to go back to the Main Menu.
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Tip: Press the
remote control
DVR button to
open the DISH On
Demand menu.
19. Press 9 to open the DISH On Demand menu. This menu lets
you select a program you recorded (My Recordings) or a DISH
On Demand program (Movies and More).
Note: DISH On Demand will be available with a future software
upgrade.
20. Press the VIEW TV button to go back to watching a program.
Quick Tour of Digital Video Recorder Features
DVR features let you have fun with live TV because they put you in control.
Is someone at the door or on the phone? Just press PAUSE on the remote.
When you are ready to start watching the program again, press PLAY. You
will start up right where you left off without missing a minute of the
program. The following tour gives you an overview of the DVR features of
your DISH Network satellite TV receiver. For instructions on specific
functions, see Chapter 3, Using the System.
1. Watch a program for just a few minutes.
2. Press the PAUSE button to pause the program.
Tip: You can
pause a live
program to
answer the
phone or get a
snack!
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On some TVs, the presence of fixed images for extended
periods of time may cause them to be permanently imprinted
on the screen. Consult your TV user guide for information on
whether this is a problem for your TV, what operating/
viewing restrictions apply to avoid this problem, and
associated TV warranty coverage.
Quick Tour of Digital Video Recorder Features
Note: The status bar at the bottom of your screen shows how long the
program has been paused. You can pause a live program for up to two
hours.
3. Press the PLAY button to watch the program from the point
where you paused it.
4. Press the VIEW TV button to go back right away to the
“live” program.
5. Press the SKIP BACK button to skip back about ten seconds
in the program.
6. Press the PAUSE button and then press the BACK button to
reverse the program in slow motion. Press the BACK button
once to reverse the program 1/4 the speed as normal play.
Press the BACK button twice to reverse at normal speed. As
you press the BACK button repeatedly, the program reverses
faster with each press up to its fastest speed.
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7. Press PLAY.
8. Press the SKIP FWD button to skip ahead about 30 seconds
in the play back.
Note: You cannot skip ahead if you are watching live TV.
9. Press the PAUSE button and then press the FWD button to
forward the program in slow motion. When you press the
FWD button once the program advances at 1/15 the speed
of normal play. Press the FWD button twice to forward at
1/4 as fast as normal play. Press the FWD button three times
to play the program at normal speed. As you press the FWD
button repeatedly, the program advances faster up to its
fastest speed.
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10. Press the VIEW TV button to go back right away to the program in
progress.
11. Press the RECORD button to start recording the program
right now.
12. When the Record Remainder of this Event displays, select
OK to start recording now. See page 71 for an explanation of
the recording options.
13. Select OK to start recording the program. Notice the receiver’s front
panel RECORDING light turns on.
14. If you want, press the STOP button. This stops the receiver
from recording the program.
Notice the receiver’s front panel RECORDING light turns
off.
15. Now, if you want to take the time, use the Program Guide to find
another program set to start in the next few minutes.
Note: Start watching the program when it starts. Watch the program for
a few minutes.
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16. Press the BACK button to reverse the program.
Note: Let the program reverse all the way to its start.
17. Press the DVR button. This opens the DVR Events menu on
the TV screen.
18. Use the remote control arrow buttons to
highlight an event on the DVR Events
menu (it’s OK to highlight an event
you’re recording).
19. Press the remote control SELECT button to select the
event you highlighted. This opens a menu of info about
that event.
20. Press VIEW TV to return to your live programming.
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Quick Tour of Watching One Program While Recording Others
Quick Tour of Watching One Program While
Recording Others
The steps below show one of many ways to watch one program while
recording another. To tour this feature, your satellite receiver must be in
Single Mode (see page 49) or in Dual Mode with Record Plus enabled
(see page 81).
1. Press GUIDE to open the Program Guide. Find a program
you want to watch now.
2. Press SELECT to watch that program.
3. Press the RECORD button.
4. With Record Plus enabled (see page 81) and the receiver in
Dual Mode, select TV2.
5. Select OK.
6. Press GUIDE on the remote. Use the Program Guide to find another
program that you want to watch now. Select that program. You are now
watching one program while recording another.
7. Press RECORD and select OK when the popup displays. You are now
recording two programs at the same time.
8. Press DVR on the remote control. The DVR Events screen will open.
You should see the two programs that are recording indicated by the red
dot next to the listings.
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9. Select a program that you recorded in an earlier tour (one that is not
recording now), then select Start.
10. You should now be watching a pre-recorded program while the receiver
is recording the other two events (programs).
Quick Tour of Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
Your DISH Network receiver allows you to watch two different programs at the
same time using Picture-in-Picture (PIP). This feature is available in Single
Mode only (see page 52).
1. Press PIP. The PIP window will open. The program in the
small box will be whatever is playing on the last channel you
watched on TV2 in Dual Mode.
2. Press SWAP on the remote. The channel that was in the PIP
window will now be full screen.
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3. Press GUIDE on the remote. Use the Program Guide to find a program
that you want to watch now. Select that program.
4. This new program will be full screen.
5. Press SWAP to go back to watching your original program and put this
new program in the PIP window.
6. Press the PIP button again to make the PIP window larger.
7. Press the POSITION button to move the PIP window around the TV
screen.
8. Press the PIP button to close the PIP window.
Satellite Television
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.
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Satellite Signal Quality
Tip: If you lose
your picture, it’s
most likely due
to heavy rain,
snow, or snow
build-up on your
dish.
Rain and Snow Fade
Heavy rain, snow, or cloud cover can block the satellite signal, which can
interrupt your programming service. By aiming the satellite dish to get the
strongest signal during installation, you can help prevent rain and snow
from interrupting the signal. Your service will return after the weather
condition has passed.
Solar Interference
Twice a year, the sun moves to a position behind the DISH Network satellite
as it orbits the Earth. The exact time of the year that this occurs varies,
depending on the location, but it is near the beginning of spring and again
near the beginning of autumn. The period of solar interference lasts for a
few minutes at about the same time everyday for a few days during the
spring and autumn, so do not be alarmed when it happens.
This is an unavoidable natural event for all television involving the use of
satellites and has an adverse effect on many program providers. During
these brief periods, you will not be able to see programs on DISH Network.
Once the sun has moved from behind the satellite, the programs will
reappear.
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Receiver Description and Installation
Receiver Front Panel
Smart Card Door
Behind this door is a slot for a future smart card. No smart card is included with
this receiver.
Indicators
•
TV1 Power - The green light indicates that the receiver is providing
programming to the nearby TV through the TV1 output connections.
•
TV2 Power - The blue light indicates that the receiver is providing
programming to the remote TVs through the TV2 output connections.
•
Recording - Indicates that the receiver is recording. TV1 and TV2 each
have recording indicators.
•
Mode - Indicates if the receiver is in Single or Dual mode (see page 49 for
details).
Buttons
The buttons on the receiver give you some control of the receiver. Most of the
time you will want to use the remote controls that came with your receiver.
• Mode - Press the receiver MODE button to switch between Single and
Dual mode (see page 49 for details).
•
System Info - Displays the System Info screen on the nearby TV.
•
Menu - Displays the Main Menu. After you press this button, use the
ARROWS and SELECT buttons to navigate through TV1’s menus.
•
Arrows/Select - Use the ARROWS and SELECT the same way as the
ARROW and SELECT buttons on Remote Control 1.
•
Power - Press the POWER button to turn the TV1 programming on or off
to the nearby TV.
IR Sensor
The INFRARED (IR) SENSOR receives IR signals from Remote Control 1.
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Receiver Back Panel
Tip: The six coaxial
connections on the
back of your
receiver are color
coded to make the
connectors easy to
identify. Inside the
front cover of this
guide are stickers
that are color
coded the same
way as the coaxial
connections. See
the installation
instructions
starting on page 29
for information on
how to use the
stickers that go on
the coaxial cables.
The receiver connections on the back panel are placed in three groups:
• TV1 Connections - Use these connections with the nearby TV.
• TV2 Connections - Use these connections with the remote TV(s).
• Other Connections - Use these connections with the dish antenna, UHF
antenna, and phone line.
TV1 Connections
The following connections provide TV1 menus and programming to the nearby
TV.
TV CH 3–4 Out
The TV CH 3–4 connection provides good quality video and
mono (non-stereo) audio to your nearby TV. Use a coaxial
cable to make the connection. The TV CH 3–4 connection is
color coded white.
RCA Out
The RCA audio/video outputs provide high quality picture and stereo
sound to your nearby TV (if your TV has these connections). Use an
RCA-type cable assembly to make the connection. If the TV has
only one input for this type of audio, connect it to the right (R) phono
(RCA) audio output on the receiver.
S-Video Out
The S-VIDEO connection provides the highest quality video
available to your nearby TV (if your TV has this connection).
Use an S-Video cable to make the connection. If you use this
back panel output for video between your receiver and nearby
TV, you must still connect the audio using the PHONO (RCA)
AUDIO LEFT/RIGHT OUTPUTS and Phono (RCA) cables.
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Digital Audio Out
The DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT is for use with high-quality digital
sound decoding systems. Connect the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT
with a Digital Audio Optical cable (available at consumer
electronics stores).
TV Antenna/Cable In
The TV ANTENNA/CABLE IN is used if you want the satellite
receiver to connect the tuner of the nearby TV to an off-air
antenna or cable TV system when the satellite receiver is turned
off or when using the TV/VIDEO button on Remote Control 1.
Use a coaxial cable to make this connection to an off-air antenna
or cable TV system. The TV ANTENNA/CABLE IN connection is
color coded black. Your nearby TV must be connected to the
CHANNEL 3-4 output to use this feature.
Tip: If you connect
a cable to the TV/
Antenna In port,
attach the black
cable sticker to the
cable near where it
attaches to the
receiver. The
stickers are
located inside the
front cover of this
guide.
TV2 Connections
The following connections provide menus and programming to the remote TVs.
These connections are active when the satellite receiver is in Dual Mode or in
Single Mode with Shared View enabled.
CH 21–69 Out
The CH 21–69 OUT connection provides good quality video and
stereo audio for the remote TV(s). Use a coaxial cable to make
this connection to your home cable system. Remote TVs
connected to the home cable system can receive programming
from this receiver output. The CH 21–69 OUT connection is
color coded yellow.
Note: When connecting to the home distribution (CH 21-69 OUT)
coaxial port, you must meet requirements covered under FCC
Compliance in the Appendix. To meet these requirements, an in-line
coaxial attenuator has been included with your receiver and may
need to be installed using the following guidance:
• If connecting directly to a TV tuner port, you must install the
attenuator in the cable between the CH 21-69 OUT port and the
TV tuner.
• If connecting to your in-home cabling system to distribute the
signal to a TV(s) in other rooms, in most cases you will not have
to install the attenuator for typical in-home cabling systems.
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RCA Out
The RCA audio/video outputs provide high picture quality and
stereo sound to your TV (if your TV has these connections). These
outputs can be used to provide TV2 menus and programming to a
wireless audio/video transmitter or to a second input on a nearby
TV. Use an RCA-type cable assembly to make the connection. If
the TV has only one input for this type of audio, connect it to the
right (R) phono (RCA) audio output on the receiver.
Other Connections
Satellite In
The SATELLITE IN connections are used to
receive satellite TV signals from the dish
antenna. The connection is made using
RG-6 coaxial cable. The SATELLITE IN
connections are color coded blue.
Note: Both SATELLITE IN connections must be used for proper operation of the
receiver.
Remote Antenna
The REMOTE ANTENNA port receives UHF signals from
the Remote Control 2 so that it can control TV2 menus
from another room. Connect the UHF antenna here, and
place it so that it does not touch anything. If you do not
connect the antenna, you cannot use Remote Control 2 to
control the receiver for TV2 menus and programming. The
REMOTE ANTENNA port is color coded green.
Telephone Jack
The TELEPHONE JACK is used to connect the receiver to an
active telephone line. Use a standard RJ-11 telephone cable
assembly to make the connection. You must keep the receiver
connected to an active telephone line. Otherwise, you may not
be able to order pay per view programs, use all of the DISH
Interactive features, or other services from DISH Network.
Remote Controls
The two remote controls give you easy access to all the features of your satellite
receiver. You can set up each remote to control the satellite receiver and up to
three other devices. These devices can be a TV, a VCR or DVD player, and a
third device.
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Types of Remote Controls
Remote Control 1 uses infrared (IR)
light signals to:
• Control TV 1 menus for the
nearby TV in Dual Mode.
• Control the satellite receiver in
Single Mode.
IR signals travel only short distances
(40 feet or less), and cannot go
through walls or other solid objects.
You must point the remote control
directly at the device, with no objects
blocking the line of sight.
Remote Control 1 uses IR signals to
control other devices that the remote
is programmed to control. You must
point the remote control directly at
these devices, with no objects
blocking the line of sight.
This remote control is identified by
the green number 1 at the bottom of
the remote control.
Remote Control 2 uses UHF Pro
signals to:
• Control TV 2 menus for the
remote TVs in Dual Mode.
• Control the satellite receiver in
Single Mode (with Shared View
enabled as described on page 51).
UHF Pro signals travel long distances
and go through walls and other solid
objects.
To use Remote Control 2 to control
the receiver, you must attach the UHF
antenna to the receiver back panel
(see page 28).
Remote Control 2 uses IR signals to
control other devices that the remote
is programmed to control. You must
point the remote control directly at
these devices, with no objects
blocking the line of sight.
This remote control is identified by
the blue number 2 at the bottom of the
remote control.
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Batteries
The remote controls come with AAA batteries, which need to be installed when
you first receive your system. When you replace old batteries, you should
replace all of the batteries. Use batteries of the same kind, for example alkaline
or carbon zinc, and don’t mix batteries of different kinds. Alkaline batteries last
longer than carbon zinc.
Installing or Changing the Batteries
1. Press down on the battery cover’s top latch and slide the
cover off.
2. If you are changing the batteries, take out all of the old
batteries.
3. Put the new batteries in. Make sure you match the plus
(“+”) ends with the plus markings on the battery case.
4. Slide the cover back into place.
Low Battery Warning
When you see a low battery warning message below the Program Banner, the
batteries in your remote control are weak and need to be replaced.
Attach a UHF Antenna
You need to attach the UHF remote antenna to the
receiver’s back panel REMOTE ANTENNA input so you can
use UHF Pro Remote Control 2.
Note: Be sure to set the antenna straight up so you can use the remote control
from as far away as possible. Don’t let the antenna touch anything.
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Connecting the Receiver to a Nearby TV
This section describes how to connect receiver TV 1 output ports to a nearby TV.
The easiest way to connect the receiver to the TV is using coaxial cable
connections, but you may also use RCA or S-Video outputs.
Tip: Using cable
labels makes it easy
to tell which cables
connect to the
receiver ports.
Inside the front
cover of this guide
are stickers that are
color coded the
same way as the
coaxial
connections.
Coaxial Cable Connections
1. Connect a coaxial cable from the CH 3-4 output on the receiver to the
nearby TV’s tuner port.
2. Place the white CH 3-4 sticker on the cable near where the cable connects to
the receiver (see the picture in the margin).
3. Plug in the power cord for the receiver.
4. Turn on the receiver with the front panel power button and make sure the
green TV1 indicator is lit.
5. Turn on the nearby TV.
6. Tune the TV to channel 3.
7. You should see the Point Dish screen.
8. If you do not see the Point Dish screen, tune the TV to channel 4.
Note: If you want to change the channel that the CH 3-4 port provides to
your TV, see Changing the TV1 and TV2 Output Channels on page 37.
9. If desired to remind you of which TV channel (3 or 4) to tune to watch
satellite programming, place one of the channel stickers (3 or 4) near or on
your TV. The stickers are located in the inside front cover of this guide.
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RCA and S-Video Connections (TV1)
1. Connect one of the following video cables:
•
RCA video cable (yellow) from the receiver TV1 outputs to the nearby
TV’s RCA video input.
•
S-VIDEO cable from the receiver TV1 outputs to the nearby TV’s SVIDEO input.
2. Connect the RCA audio cables (red and white) from the receiver TV1
outputs to the nearby TV’s audio inputs. If the TV has only one input for
this type of audio, connect it to the right (R) phono (RCA) audio output on
the receiver.
3. Make sure your nearby TV is on and set to receive TV from the correct
audio and video inputs. Refer to the instructions that came with your TV.
4. Plug in the power cord for the receiver.
5. Turn on the receiver with the front panel power button and make sure the
green TV1 indicator is lit.
6. You should see the Point Dish screen.
Confirm Remote Control 1 Operation
Tip: In Dual Mode,
Remote Control 1
is used to control
TV1 menus on the
nearby TV. Remote
Control 2 is used to
control TV2 menus
on the remote
TV(s).
After the nearby TV has been connected to a TV1 output using one of the
methods above, do the following to confirm that the IR Remote Control 1
controls the receiver:
1. Make sure that fresh batteries are installed properly in the IR Remote
Control 1.
2. Press the SAT button to put the IR Remote Control 1 in SAT mode to
control the satellite receiver.
3. Use the Remote Control 1 arrow keys to move around the Point Dish
screen. If you are able to move around in the Point Dish screen, you
confirmed that Remote Control 1 is controlling the receiver.
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Connecting the Receiver to the TV(s) in Another
Room(s)
This section describes how to connect the receiver CH 21–69 OUT connection to
the cable-ready remote TV located in another room away from the receiver. This
installation uses your in-home cable system. If your house does not have built-in
cabling, it will be necessary to run cables from the receiver to each remote TV.
Due to the difficulty of this installation, you should consider having this
professionally installed. Call DISH Network at 1-800-333-DISH (3474).
Note: When connecting to the home distribution (CH 21–69 OUT) coaxial port,
you must meet the FCC requirements in the Appendix. To meet these
requirements, an in-line coaxial attenuator has been included with your receiver
and may need to be installed using the following guidance:
•
If connecting to your in-home cabling system to distribute the signal to a
TV(s) in other rooms, in most cases you will not have to install the
attenuator on the CH 21–69 port for typical in-home cabling systems.
•
If connecting directly to a TV tuner port, you must install the attenuator in
the cable between the CH 21–69 OUT port and the TV tuner.
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If you have an off-air antenna or cable connected to your inhome cable system, see Optional - Connecting to an OffAir Antenna or Cable following this section.
Tip: Using cable
labels makes it
easy to tell which
cables connect to
the receiver ports.
Inside the front
cover of this guide
are stickers that
are color coded the
same way as the
coaxial
connections.
Make sure you are familiar with how to change channels on
your TV and if necessary how to switch your TV between
off-air and cable channels. During this procedure, it will be
necessary to change the channels on your TV(s) to tune to
these channels to see the video from the receiver. See your
TV user guide for instructions.
1. Connect the tuner input of the remote TV(s) in other rooms to an existing
wall cable outlet using a coaxial cable.
2. Turn on every remote TV connected to the in-home cabling system.
3. Find three channels next to each other on one of your remote TVs that do
not pick up any signals from off-air or cable broadcasts (they should show
nothing but snow or static). These channels must fall in one of the two
ranges below. For example, if you find that cable channels 75, 76, and 77 do
not pickup any broadcasts, pick these channels since they fall into the range
below for cable channels. Make sure these three channels on other remote
TVs also do not pick up broadcasts.
•
Air Mode - Select a channel between 21 and 69 if your TV(s) will be set
in Air Mode.
•
Cable Mode - Select a channel between 73 and 125 if your TV(s) will
be set in Cable Mode.
Note: The remote TV(s) will have to be set to the same channel mode,
either off-air or cable channel mode for this installation. See your TV user’s
guide for instructions on how to set your TV to off-air or cable channel
modes.
Channel:
Air/Cable
4. Pick the channel in the middle of the three you selected in step 3. Write that
channel down in the blank provided in the margin by step 5. For example, if
the three channels you picked in the preceding step were air channels 60,
61, and 62, pick channel 61 and write it in space provided in the margin by
step 5.
5. If your TV is in off-air mode for the channels you picked in step 4, circle
“Air” in the margin. If your TV is in cable mode for the channels you
picked in step 4, circle “Cable” in the margin.
6. Set all of your remote TV(s) to the channel mode (Air or Cable) you circled
in step 5.
7. Tune all of your remote TV(s) to the channel you wrote in step 5. This is the
channel you will use to receive your satellite programming.
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8. Connect CH 21-69 OUT on the receiver to your existing wall cable outlet
using a coaxial cable.
Note: If you do not have an existing in-home cable system, you will need to
run coaxial cable to each TV in other rooms. If this is too difficult, you may
want to contact a professional to do this installation.
9. Place the yellow sticker on the CH 21-69 OUT cable near where the cable
attaches to the receiver. The stickers are located inside the front cover of
this guide.
10. Turn on the nearby TV (the TV that gets programming from the TV1
outputs).
11. Make sure the receiver's green TV1 indicator is on.
12. Select the Modulator Setup (MENU 6-1-5).
With the Modulator Setup screen displayed on the nearby TV, use Remote
Control 1 to do the following:
a. Under TV2 Out, select either Air (for off-air channel numbers) or Cable
(for cable channel numbers) based on what you wrote down in step 5.
b. Under TV2 Out, use the UP and DOWN ARROWS to change the
modulator channel to the one you wrote in step 5.
c. Select Done.
14. For some TVs, you must run a channel scan so that the TVs will find and
display the selected channel from the receiver. Run channel scan on all
remote TV(s), if available. See your TV user’s guide for instructions.
15. Confirm that you see a picture from the receiver TV2 output on your remote
TV(s).
•
If your picture looks good, go to step 23.
•
If your TV(s) do not have a picture or if it is not as clear as you would
like it to be, go to the next step.
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16. You may need to change the cable connection on the splitter that sends the
TV signal throughout your house. The change that needs to be made is
move the cable coming from the receiver CH 21-69 OUT from the output of
the splitter to the input of the splitter using the instructions that follow.
The following figure shows an example of what your splitter may look like.
Your splitter may look different. The places where the splitter indicates OUT
refers to all TVs connected to your cable system. The places where the
splitter indicates In refers to where the TV signal is fed into the splitter.
1 Input, 4 Output (4-Way) Splitter
17. Find where the TV signal is distributed throughout your house. It should be
near where the cable TV service enters the house.
18. Disconnect the cable TV service cable or antenna cable from the splitter
input, if necessary. Make sure the disconnected cable is capped or otherwise
protected from the weather.
19. Disconnect the cable coming from the receiver CH 21–69 Out port from the
splitter. If you do not know which cable this is, go to the next step.
Otherwise, go to step 21.
20. If you have multiple TVs on the cable system, do the following to determine
which cable on the splitter is coming from the receiver:
•
If you have at least some picture on your TV(s), turn on all remote TVs
connected to the cable system. Disconnect and reconnect each cable one
by one observing what happens to the TV(s). When all remote TVs lose
the signal, you have disconnected the receiver’s cable. If only some or
one TV loses the signal, then you have disconnected a cable from the
TV(s).
•
If the above step does not work, disconnect one of the output cables and
connect to the splitter input. If you do not see a picture, connect the
cable back to its output. Repeat this step on every connection until you
get a picture on the remote TV(s).
21. Reconnect the receiver’s cable to the input of the splitter.
22. Make sure you have a good picture on your remote TV(s).
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23. If desired to remind you of which TV channel your satellite programming is
on, write the channel number you wrote in step 4 on a blank channel sticker
and place it on or near your remote TV(s). The stickers are inside the front
cover of this guide.
24. Confirm Remote Control 2 controls the receiver. See the next section for
instructions.
25. Program Remote Control 2’s RECOVER to the channel you selected in
step 5. See page 36 for instructions.
Confirming Remote Control 2 Operation
After the remote TV(s) have been connected to the CH 21–69 OUT using inhome cabling using the proceeding steps, do the following to make sure Remote
Control 2 controls the receiver:
1. Press the SAT button to put Remote Control 2 in SAT mode to control the
satellite receiver.
2. From a remote TV, use the Remote Control 2 arrow keys to move around
the Point Dish screen. If you are able to move around in the Point Dish
screen, you confirmed that Remote Control 2 is controlling the receiver.
Tip: In Dual Mode,
Remote Control 1
is used to control
TV1 menus on the
nearby TV. Remote
Control 2 is used to
control TV2 menus
on the remote
TV(s).
Programming the Recover Button for a Remote TV
Now that the channel for the CH 21–69 OUT to the remote TV(s) has been set,
the RECOVER button can be programmed to tune your TV back to this
channel.
1. Program Remote Control 2 to control your TV using the instructions in
Control Other Devices with the Remote Controls on page 106.
2. Press and hold the TV mode button until all the other mode buttons light up,
and then let go of the button. The TV mode button flashes.
3. Press the STAR (*) button.
4. Enter the three digits of your channel number. For example, if your remote
TV is set to channel 60, enter 0-6-0.
5. Press the POUND (#) button. The TV mode button flashes three times.
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Programming the Recover Button
Your remote controls come equipped with a RECOVER button that helps you if
you accidentally change the channel or video input on your remote TV and
cannot get the picture back from your satellite receiver. When you press the
RECOVER button as described on page 56, the remote control sends
commands to your remote TV to change channels or video inputs to try to get
you back to watching satellite programming.
When your Remote Control 2 is shipped from the factory, the RECOVER
button is set up to restore satellite TV viewing by tuning your TV to channel 3,
4, and other inputs (see page 56 for details). However, to use the RECOVER
button with your remote TV, you need to program the RECOVER button with
the specific channel (for example, channel 60) that you use to watch TV2
programming. The following instructions describe how to program the
RECOVER button to tune your remote TV back to a selected channel.
Programming the Recover Button Channel
1. Program Remote Control 2 to control your remote TV using the instructions
in Control Other Devices with the Remote Controls on page 106.
2. Press and hold the TV mode button until all the other mode buttons
light up, and then let go of the button. The TV mode button flashes.
3. Press the STAR (*) button.
4. Enter the three digits of your channel number. For example, if your
remote TV is set to channel 60, enter 0-6-0.
5. Press the POUND (#) button. The TV mode button flashes three
times.
Removing the Recover Button Channel Programming
The following instructions describe how to reset the RECOVER button to the
way it was delivered to you from the factory.
1. Press and hold the TV mode button until all the other mode buttons
light up, and then let go of the button. The TV mode button flashes.
2. Press the STAR (*) button.
3. Press 0-0-0.
4. Press the POUND (#) button. The TV mode button flashes three
times.
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Changing the TV1 and TV2 Output Channels
Changing the TV1 and TV2 Output Channels
The receiver comes preset to use channel 3 for TV1 and off-air channel 60 for
TV2. If you are experiencing interference on the channels you are using, follow
these instructions to change the channel that TV1 or TV2 uses.
Make sure you are familiar with how to change channels on
your TV and if necessary how to switch your TV between
off-air and cable channels. When you change these receiver
output channels, you must also change the channels on your
TV(s) to tune to these channels to see the video from the
receiver. See your TV user guide for instructions.
1. Press MENU-6-1-5 to open the Modulator Setup screen.
2. For TV 1 Out, highlight the number under TV 1 Out. For TV 2 Out, skip to
step 4.
3. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to change the modulator channel
either 3 or 4. Continue to the next step to set TV 2 Out or skip to step 7 if
you are finished making changes.
Tip: It’s easier to
set the output
channel from the
opposite TV. For
example, if you are
changing the output on TV1 (nearby
TV), use TV2
(remote TV) to
make the change.
When you save the
changes, simply
remember to
change the channel on the nearby
TV.
4. For TV 2 Out, select either Air (for off-air channel numbers) or Cable (for
cable channel numbers).
5. Highlight the number under TV 2 Out.
6. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to change the modulator channel
to one of the following:
• Air Mode - Select a channel between 21 and 69.
• Cable Mode - Select a channel between 73 and 125.
7. Select Done to save the changes.
8. Change the channel on your TV(s) to match the channel(s) you selected.
9. If desired to remind you of which TV channel to tune to get satellite
programming, place a channel sticker near or on your TV to indicate the
correct channel.
Tip: The channel
stickers are located
inside the front
cover of this guide.
10. If you changed your TV 2 Out channel, repeat Programming the Recover
Button for a Remote TV on page 35.
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Connecting the Receiver to the Phone Line
Keep the receiver connected to an active telephone line so you can order PayPer-View programs and use all of the dish home Interactive TV features, and
other services from DISH Network.
Note: You may be able to use a wireless modem jack. However,
this may not support all the features of this receiver, such as Caller ID.
See www.dishnetwork.com for compatible modem products.
Note: If you have a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), you may have to install a
DSL filter between the receiver’s back panel PHONE JACK and the telephone
wall jack to successfully connect with DISH Network. You can obtain a filter
from your DSL provider.
Phone Line Connection
Run a telephone cable with a standard RJ-11 connector from the receiver’s back
panel Phone Jack to an active telephone connection.
Phone System Setup
You must also set up the receiver for your telephone system (touch tone or
rotary), and set a telephone number prefix, if you need a prefix to make an
outside call.
1. Display the Phone System screen by pressing MENU-6-1-4.
2. Select the Touch Tone or the Rotary/Pulse option in the Phone Type list.
3. Select either the No Prefix or the Prefix Code option in the Outside Line
Prefix list.
Note: The Outside Line Prefix is usually used only for business
installations. For most residential installations, all you need set is the
Phone Type.
4. If you selected the No Prefix option, select Save to finish.
5. If you selected the Outside Line Prefix option, the receiver highlights the
box where you must enter the exact sequence you dial the phone to obtain
an outside line.
6. Select Save to save the settings.
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Connecting the Receiver to a Dish Antenna System
Note: Before you can begin connecting your receiver to your dish antenna, you
must first complete the preceding sections on connecting your TVs to the
receiver. Then if you are installing a dish antenna system for the first time, see
Chapter 4 - Dish Antenna Installation. Otherwise, if you already have a dish
antenna system installed and peaked for maximum signal strength, complete the
following instructions to connect the dish antenna system to the receiver.
Note: You will need two available receiver connection ports on your installed
switch or LNBF to complete this installation. If these ports are not available,
you may need to upgrade your system with different or additional equipment.
See DISH Pro Wiring Diagrams in Chapter 4.
Tip: Using cable
labels makes it
easy to tell which
cables connect to
the receiver ports.
Inside the front
cover of this guide
are stickers that
are color coded
the same way as
the coaxial
connections.
1. Connect two RG-6 coaxial cables between the SATELLITE IN 1 and
SATELLITE IN 2 ports on the receiver’s back panel to two available ports on
either your switch or your LNBF in your existing system. See the wiring
diagrams in Chapter 4 for appropriate receiver connections in your system.
Note: If you are installing your receiver into a system with DISH Pro
LNBFs (and/or switches), you can have as much as 200 feet of cable
between the LNBF and the receiver. However, you must use only “RG-6
coaxial cables rated for 950 to 2150 MHz. Some cables may say “Swept
tested for 2150 MHz.” If you have any doubt about this, ask your DISH
retailer, or look on the container the cable came in. Do not use cable
company TV cables or cables from other satellite TV systems not rated for
950-2150 MHz. These other cables may cause signal loss. Do not use
existing cables such as RG-59. Use waterproof F-connectors outdoors.
Note: Some receivers include a DISH Pro Plus Separator that can be used
when installing the receiver with a single cable along with a DISH Pro Plus
Switch or LNBF.
2. Peel off the blue stickers and affix them to the cables close to where they
connect to the SATELLITE IN 1 and SATELLITE IN 2 connections on the back of
the receiver.
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3. On Remote Control 1, press MENU-6-1-1 to display the Point Dish/Signal
screen on the nearby TV.
4. Select Check Switch. When an attention screen displays, select Retest.
5. The receiver begins performing the Check Switch tests. When it is
finished, the Installation Summary screen displays.
6. Make sure that the information on the Installation Summary screen
identifies your system correctly and shows all transponders for all satellites
in your system. Your screen may look different from the example above
depending on the dish antenna system you are using.
7. Select OK to go to the Point Dish/Signal screen.
8. Select Cancel to exit the Point Dish menu. An Attention screen will open
asking the mounting and positioning of your dish is complete with a
Locked indication in the Point Dish screen. If the answer is yes, select
Yes.
9. After you select Yes, the receiver will begin taking a software upgrade. You
will see a Warning that Vital program information will now be
downloaded into your receiver. You will also see a status bar showing the
progress of this upgrade.
10. Once the software upgrade is complete, you will see a message that your
receiver’s memory is being upgraded.
11. Do not disturb the receiver while the receiver’s memory is being upgraded.
Note: If you are installing other DISH Pro or DISH Pro Plus receivers, be
sure to run Check Switch on all of them, and allow them to take the
necessary software upgrade.
12. When the memory upgrade is complete, you should be watching TV. Your
dish antenna installation is now complete.
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Optional - Connecting VCRs to the System
Optional - Connecting VCRs to the System
The diagram below provide example of how to connect VCRs to your satellite
TV system. Your installation may be different.
Connecting a VCR to the Nearby TV
1. Connect a coaxial cable from the CH 3-4 OUT output on the receiver to the
nearby VCR’s tuner port.
2. Connect a coaxial cable from the output on the VCR to the nearby TV’s
tuner port.
3. Plug in and turn on the nearby VCR and TV.
4. Set the VCR output to Channel 3 or 4 as set on page 37.
5. Tune the nearby VCR and TV to Channel 3 or 4 as set on page 37.
6. Place a TV1 channel sticker (Channel 3 or 4 as set in step 5) on or near your
nearby TV. This sticker will remind you which channel to use to watch
satellite programming. The stickers are located in the inside front cover of
this guide.
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Connecting a VCR to the Remote TV
For this installation, always leave your VCR powered on so that
the TV can receive satellite programming. If you turn off your
VCR, your TV will not be tuned to the correct channel to receive
satellite programming.
1. Connect the tuner input of the remote VCR to an existing wall cable outlet
using a coaxial cable.
2. Connect a coaxial cable from the output on the VCR to the remote TV’s
tuner port.
3. Plug in and turn on the remote VCR and TV.
4. Tune the remote VCR to the remote TV channel that you use to watch
satellite TV programming (for example, channel 60) as set on page 33.
5. Write the channel number you tuned your VCR to in the previous step on
one of the TV2 channel stickers. Place the sticker on or near the VCR. This
sticker will remind you which channel to use to watch satellite
programming. The stickers are located in the inside front cover of this
guide.
6. Set the VCR output to channel 3 or 4.
7. Tune the remote TV to the same channel that you set your VCR to in step 6.
8. Write the channel number you tuned your TV to in the previous step on one
of the TV2 channel stickers. Place the sticker on or near the TV. This sticker
will remind you which channel to use to watch satellite programming. The
stickers are located in the inside front cover of this guide.
Optional - Connecting to an Off-Air Antenna or Cable
If you want to receive channels from an off-air antenna or cable in addition to
your satellite receiver programming, connect the off-air antenna/cable into your
TV distribution equipment.
For the nearby TV receiving programming from CH 3–4 OUT, the off-air
antenna cable needs to be connected to the TV ANTENNA/CABLE IN port.
For remote TVs receiving programming from CH 21-69 OUT, the off-air antenna
needs to be connected to your TV distribution equipment. When adding this
connection, the FCC requires that your install appropriate equipment between
the off-air antenna/cable and the satellite TV receiver to prevent you from
accidentally retransmitting DISH Network programming (see FCC Compliance
in the Appendix).
TV distribution equipment devices include coax panels, amplifiers
or super home nodes, and are available through many companies. See
www.dishnetwork.com for a list of approved equipment.
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Optimize Your Remote Controls
Change the Address
When you receive your system, both remote controls and the receiver have been
set to communicate on address 1. However, because UHF signals travel long
distances and go through walls, a neighbor’s UHF Pro remote could control
your receiver by mistake if they are on the same address.
Note: You can also use this procedure to change the Primary Remote Address
for IR Remote Control 1 on a nearby TV, if necessary. However, if you are using
a UHF Pro remote to control TV1, use the instructions on page 46 to change the
address.
To handle this situation, you can change address on Remote Control 2 and the
receiver as follows:
1. Make sure you turn on the TV.
2. Press the front panel SYSTEM INFO button to display the System Info
screen.
The System Info screen shows the Secondary Remote Address.
Write down this address:
3. Press and hold the SAT button on Remote Control 2 for about
three seconds, until all of the mode buttons light up, and then let
go of the SAT button.
4. Use the NUMBER PAD buttons to enter any number between 1 and 16, but
not the one you wrote in step 2.
Write down the number you entered:
5. Press the POUND (#) button. If you entered the address correctly,
the SAT mode button will flash three times.
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6. Press the RECORD button.
7. Make sure the Secondary Remote Address you see on the
System Info screen is the same as the one you entered in step 4. If
it isn’t, the remote cannot control the receiver.
8. Press the SELECT button to close the Important System
Information screen.
Checking the Remote Control Address
1. Press and hold the SAT mode button for three seconds, until all of
the mode buttons light up, and then let go of the SAT button.
2. Press the POUND (#) button twice. The SAT mode button will
flash the same number of times as the address number (three
flashes means address 3).
Adjusting the Remote Control Antenna
Attention: If your UHF Pro Remote Control 2 isn’t working very
well from far away, you may be experiencing interference from
objects near your receiver. To improve your remote control’s
range, try any or all of the following:
• Place the receiver higher than all of the other equipment in your
entertainment center.
• Provide room above the receiver so that the antenna can be
installed straight up. If this is not possible, tilt the UHF antenna
at about a 30° angle.
• Place the UHF antenna outside the entertainment center by
using a coaxial cable to connect the antenna to the receiver.
• Try moving the receiver to other locations.
• Move all nearby off-air antennas away from the UHF remote
antenna. Do not place an off-air antenna on your receiver.
• Attach a UHF attenuator.
Attach a UHF Attenuator
Stray UHF signals can block signals from the remote control to the receiver. To
prevent this problem, you can install the attenuator provided with the satellite
receiver if it is not being used for TV connections as described on page 31.
Otherwise, obtain a 10 dB attenuator (you can buy one from a consumer
electronics parts store).
Note: This will help keep out stray UHF signals, but also cut down how far
away you can use the remote control.
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1. Take the UHF antenna off of the
receiver’s back panel UHF
Remote Antenna input
2. Put the attenuator onto the UHF
Remote Antenna input.
3. Put the UHF antenna onto the
attenuator.
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Setting Up TV1 to Operate in UHF Pro
You can set your receiver to operate your TV1 using another UHF Pro remote
control (sold separately) by completing the following instructions:
If you set up your receiver to operate the
side using UHF Pro,
the two UHF Pro remotes for this receiver will interfere with
each other when operated at the same time. This may prevent
the remotes from operating the receiver momentarily.
1. Perform the following using an existing remote control:
a. Open the TV1 UHF Pro Setup screen by pressing MENU-6-1-8 on the
remote control.
b. Select Enable from the TV1 UHF Pro Setup screen.
c. Select System Info to open the System Information screen.
d. Move the highlight to the address for the Primary Remote Address as
shown below. This is important - if you do not do this, your remote will
change the receiver's Secondary Remote Address and cause your
side of your receiver.
Remote Control 1 to control the
Note: Highlight the
Primary Remote
Address.
2. Perform the following using the UHF Pro remote that you are going to use
to control TV1:
a. Press and hold the SAT mode button about three seconds, until all the
mode buttons light up, and then let go of the SAT button. The SAT
mode button will blink.
b. Use the NUMBER PAD buttons to enter any number from 1 to 16,
except for the number shown by the Secondary Remote Address. The
SAT mode button goes out after you enter each digit, and then lights up
again.
Write down the number you entered:
c. Press the POUND (#) button. If you entered the address correctly, the
SAT mode button will flash three times.
d. Press the RECORD button.
e. Make sure the System Information screen shows that the Primary
UHF Pro and IR and that this address
Remote Address shows
matches the number you entered in step b.
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Setting Up TV1 to Operate in IR
The following instructions describe how to set up TV1 to operate in IR only.
1. Perform the following with an existing remote control:
a. Open the TV1 UHF Pro Setup screen by pressing MENU-6-1-8 on the
remote control.
b. Select Disable from the TV1 UHF Pro Setup screen.
c. Select System Info to open the System Information screen.
2. Perform the following with an IR remote control, such as a Remote Control
5.0 (as shown on the back of the remote), that you intend to use to control
TV1:
a. Press the RECORD button. The Done button should be highlighted.
b. Make sure the System Information screen shows that the Primary
IR.
Remote Address shows
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Notes
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Using Dual and Single Modes
Your DISH Network satellite receiver includes features that gives you greater
flexibility in how you watch TV. These features include two modes of
operation: Dual Mode and Single Mode.
Dual Mode
Dual Mode uses TV1 outputs to deliver programming to the nearby TV and
TV2 outputs to deliver programming to the remote TV(s). You can tell your
receiver is in Dual Mode because the DUAL front panel indicator will light and
the menu and other screens will display the following information:
Dual Mode allows you to watch different programs in two locations:
•
Nearby TV - Programming from the receiver is delivered to the TV near the
receiver using short audio/video cables.
•
Remote TV - Programming from the receiver is delivered to a TV located in
another room using existing in-home coaxial cable.
Tip: You can use
the Front Panel
Locks to prevent
the Mode from
being changed
accidentally. See
page 97 for
instructions.
Single Mode
Single Mode delivers the same programming to all of the TVs connected to the
satellite receiver but provides dual tuner features like PIP. You can tell you are
in Single Mode because the SINGLE front panel indicator will light and the
menus and other screens will display the following information:
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Using Picture-In-Picture
Single Mode lets you watch two programs at once using PIP. The following
instructions describe how to use PIP:
1. Press the PIP button. The PIP window displays in the lower-right corner of
the screen.
2. Press the POSITION button to move the PIP window to a new location on
the TV screen. Each time you press the POSITION button, the PIP window
moves to another location.
3. Press the SWAP button. The channel that was shown in the PIP window
will now be shown on the full screen.
4. Press the PIP button again to enlarge the PIP window.
5. Press the PIP button once more to close the PIP window.
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Using Shared View
Shared View is a feature of Single Mode that lets you activate the TV2 audio
and video outputs to display the same programming as the TV1 outputs. While
using this feature, both the green 1 and blue 2 remotes for your satellite receiver
can control what is displayed on all TVs connected to the system. The following
instructions describe how to enable Shared View:
1. Make sure the receiver is in Single Mode. The SINGLE front panel
indicator should be lit. If not, press the MODE button the receiver front
panel.
2. Press MENU-6-2 to open the Shared View screen. This screen is used in
Single Mode only.
3. Select Enable View.
Note: If you do not want to display programming on any other TV besides
TV1 and you do not want Remote Control 2 to control the receiver, select
Disable View. The following screen is displayed on remote TVs when
Shared View is disabled:
4. Select Done. All of the TVs connected to the satellite receiver are
displaying the same program.
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Switching Between Dual and Single Mode
Put the satellite receiver in Dual or Single Mode by pressing the front panel
Mode button. Keep the following items in mind when switching the satellite
receiver between Dual and Single Mode:
Dual Mode
Indications
DUAL MODE front panel
indicator lights.
SINGLE MODE front
panel indicator lights.
Recording
The RECORDING front
panel indicator lights to
show which TV is currently
recording.
The TV1 RECORDING
front panel indicator lights
when you are recording
from one or both tuners.
Favorites Lists set up for
both outputs (TV1 and TV2)
Favorites Lists set up for
only TV1 are available. The
lists for TV2 are not lost,
they are simply unavailable
in Single Mode.
Locks set up for both
outputs (TV1 and TV2) are
available.
Locks set up for only TV1
Favorites
Lists
Locks
Tip: Remote
Control 1 is used to
control TV1 menus
on the nearby TV.
Remote Control 2
is used to control
TV2 menus on the
remote TV(s).
Single Mode
are available.
are available. The locks for
TV2 are not lost, they are
simply unavailable in
Single Mode.
Using the Remote Controls
The following section describes how to use the remote controls with your
satellite receiver. The remote control must be in SAT mode for the buttons to
control the satellite receiver. You can also use the remote to control your VCR
and other devices. See Control Other Devices with the Remote on page 106.
SAT Mode Button
Press the SAT mode button to set the remote to SAT mode, to control the
receiver. The SAT mode button’s back light turns ON briefly to show that the
remote is set to SAT mode.
Power Buttons
Press the blank POWER button to turn TV1 or TV2 (depending on which
remote is being used) ON or OFF. Press the TV POWER button to turn the TV
on or off.
Note: You must program the remote to control your TV for the TV POWER
button to work as described. See page 106 for instructions.
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Menu Button
Press the MENU button to open the Main Menu.
Page Up and Page Down (Arrow) Buttons
Press the PAGE UP button or the PAGE DOWN button to move, page by
page, through the Program Guide, a Theme list, a Favorites List, an Event
Timers list, a Search results list, or a list of channels.
Mute Button
Press the MUTE button to turn off the TV sound. Press it again to restore the TV
sound.
Note: You must program the remote to control your TV for the MUTE button to
work as described. See page 106 for instructions.
Volume Button
Press the minus (-) side of the VOLUME button to lower the TV volume. Press
the plus (+) side of the VOLUME button to raise the TV volume.
Note: You must program the remote to control your TV for the VOLUME
button to work as described. See page 106 for instructions.
Guide Button
Press the GUIDE button to open the Program Guide. When the Program
Guide is open, press the GUIDE button to switch among Favorites Lists.
TV/Video Button
If you connect the receiver using its back panel TV ANTENNA/CABLE IN and
CH 3-4 connections, use this button to switch the receiver CH 3-4 output
between the satellite programming and another video signal such as cable or
broadcast TV antenna connected to the receiver’s TV ANTENNA/CABLE IN.
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Arrow Buttons
•
Change channels while watching TV - Press the UP and DOWN ARROW
buttons.
•
Open the Browse Banner - Press the RIGHT ARROW button.
•
Show Themes - Press the LEFT ARROW button.
•
Move around within the Program Guide, menus, and Browse Banner Press the UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT ARROW buttons.
•
Delete - Press the LEFT ARROW button to delete characters while using
Search. See page 91 for instructions.
Select Button
Press the SELECT button to select the option you highlight in a menu.
Recall Button
Press the RECALL button to go back to the last satellite receiver channel you
were watching. Press it again to switch between the last two satellite receiver
channels you were watching.
Info Button
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•
Program information - Press the INFO button for more information when
you watch a program, or when you have the Program Guide, Browse
Banner, or Themes list open.
•
Help - Press the INFO button to see help information when a Help button
appears in a menu.
Using the Remote Controls
View TV Button
Press the VIEW TV button to close all menus and go to watching programming.
Press the VIEW TV button to briefly display the Program Banner while
watching a program.
Cancel Button
Press the CANCEL button to cancel and go back to the previous menu or to
watch a program.
DISH Button
Press the DISH button to go to dish home Interactive TV.
Number Pad Buttons
When watching a program or with the Program Guide open, use these buttons
to enter a channel number to change to that channel.
• When the Program Guide is open, you can skip ahead and then back a
number of hours. Just enter the number you want to skip ahead (or back),
and then press the RIGHT (or LEFT) ARROW button.
• Use these buttons to enter menu option numbers instead of highlighting the
option and then pressing the SELECT button.
• Use these buttons to enter numbers in a menu:
– Highlight the place where you want to enter the first number, and press
the appropriate number buttons on the remote.
– Use the LEFT or RIGHT ARROW button to move the highlight to the
next place where you want to enter a number. When you are done
entering numbers, press SELECT.
• Use the letters above the NUMBER PAD buttons while in the Search
menu. See Using Text Fields on page 61.
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Star Button
Press the STAR button to:
• Open the DVR Events menu.
• Backspace without deleting while using the Search function of your.
Zero Button
Press the ZERO button to forward space while using the search function of your
receiver.
Pound Button
Press the POUND button to display the Search screen.
Recover Button
Press the RECOVER button if you accidentally change the channel or video
input on your TV and cannot get the picture back from your satellite receiver.
When you press the RECOVER button as described below, the remote control
sends commands to your TV to change channels or video inputs to try to get you
back to watching satellite programming. This procedure works only if you have
accidentally changed the TV channel or video input. It does not recover lost
satellite signal (See Chapter 5 - Reference for troubleshooting information).
The following setup is required to use the RECOVER button:
•
The remote control must be set up to control the TV and, if installed, the
VCR (see page 106).
•
If a VCR is installed, make sure it is connected as shown on page 41.
•
On a remote TV, the RECOVER button must be programmed to tune your
remote TV to the specific channel to receive TV2 programming (for
example, channel 60), using the instructions on page 25.
To use the RECOVER button, complete the following instructions:
1. Press and hold the RECOVER button until all four mode buttons light, and
then let go of the button. The SAT mode button flashes twice and then all
four mode buttons flash three times.
2. Press the RECOVER button. Wait for the TV or VCR mode button to flash
once and then all four mode buttons to flash once.
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3. If you see the System Info screen, press the SELECT button to close the
screen. You have recovered your satellite video.
4. If you do not see the System Info screen, repeat steps 2 and 3 until you
have recovered your satellite video.
Note: Press any remote control button other than the RECOVER button to
end this procedure.
Note: If the RECOVER button is not programmed to a specific channel,
the RECOVER button will first try to tune your TV to channel 3, then
channel 4, and then other video inputs with each press of the RECOVER
button. You may need to press the RECOVER button up to 30 times to
recover your satellite TV video. If the RECOVER button is programmed to
a specific channel (see page 25), the RECOVER button will tune the TV to
the specific channel (for example, channel 60).
DVR Buttons
Use these buttons to record or play back a DVR program. See Using the DVR
Features on page 85 for details.
PIP Button
Press the PIP button to open the PIP window. To make the PIP window larger,
press this button again. Press the button a third time to close the PIP window.
This button is active only in Single Mode.
Swap Button
Press the SWAP button to swap the video in the main display with the video in
the PIP window. This button is active only in Single Mode.
Position Button
Press the POSITION button to move the PIP window to different positions on
the TV screen. Each press of this button move the PIP window. This button is
active only in Single Mode.
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Using the Menus
The menus make using the receiver and selecting programs quick and easy. Use
the menus to control the receiver and to use its features, such as setting locks,
choosing a program, or creating a favorites list.
Open and Close Menus
You can open the menus in either of two ways:
Tip: In Dual Mode,
Remote Control 1
is used to control
TV1 menus on the
nearby TV. Remote
Control 2 is used to
control TV2 menus
on the remote
TV(s).
•
Press the MENU button to open the Main Menu, then open any of the
other menus from the Main Menu.
•
Use the matching buttons on the remote control:
–
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Open the Program Guide.
Using the Menus
–
When watching a program, open the Themes and Search menu.
–
Display the Browse Banner.
To close a menu and return to watching a program, press either the VIEW TV or
CANCEL button.
Note: If you do not do anything in a menu for several minutes, the menu
automatically closes. This will discard any changes you made, and display the
program you were watching.
Highlighting Menu Options
To highlight a menu option, use the remote control ARROW buttons to move
the on-screen highlight to the menu option. When you do move the on-screen
highlight, the option becomes amber. The highlight is like the one that you may
have seen on a computer screen.
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Selecting Menu Options
When you select a menu option, that option takes effect right away. You can
select a menu option in either of two ways:
•
If the option has a number next to it, press the
number on the NUMBER PAD button that
matches this number. When you use the
NUMBER PAD button, you do not need to
highlight the option first.
•
Move the highlight to the menu option using the remote control
ARROW buttons. Then press the remote control SELECT button. In
the example, Favorites is highlighted.
List of Choices in the Menus
When you make a choice in a list, the receiver does not apply the change until
you select the Save or OK option. If you do not want to save any changes, select
the Cancel option to discard all the changes made in the menu.
There are two types of lists:
•
A single choice list allows you to select only one choice
at a time. If you select another choice, your previous
choice is deselected.
•
A multiple choice list allows you to select more
than one choice at one time. If you select another
choice, your previous choice(s) stays selected.
Highlighting a Choice in a Menu List
Use the remote control ARROW buttons to move the highlight to the desired
item in the list. The black arrows on the list show where you can move the
highlight.
Selecting a Choice in a Menu
To select a choice in a list, highlight the choice and then press the remote control
SELECT button. Make sure you select the Save or OK option to save your
choice. Select the Cancel or Done option to discard your choice.
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Using Text Fields
Canceling a Procedure
You can cancel a procedure in any of three ways:
•
If you want to return to watching a program, press the remote
control VIEW TV button.
•
If you want to return to the previous menu, press the
CANCEL button.
•
Wait a few moments and the menu will close automatically,
discarding any changes you have made.
Note: If none of the above work, you must finish the procedure.
Using Text Fields
There are several screens that require you to enter information into areas known
as fields. Your receiver has two basic ways to enter the information:
•
Virtual Keyboard
•
Remote Control NUMBER PAD
Using the Virtual Keyboard
Use the virtual keyboard letters to type the
information. Use the LEFT, RIGHT, UP, and
DOWN ARROWS to navigate around the
keyboard. Select the characters you want.
Using the Number Pad
Use the letters above the NUMBER PAD on the
remote control while the highlight is in the field.
For example, when looking for the channel and
times to watch Rudy Fremmel Presents, you press 7
three times for an R, 8 two times for a U, 3 one time
for a D, and 9 three times for a Y to spell the word
“Rudy.”
While in the Field
When the cursor is in the field:
•
Press the Left arrow to delete characters.
•
Press STAR to backspace without deleting characters.
•
Press 0 to enter a blank space, such as between words.
•
Use the RIGHT ARROW to forward space without deleting characters.
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Changing Channels
There are three ways to change channels:
•
Press the UP or DOWN ARROW buttons.
•
Use the NUMBER PAD buttons.
•
Press GUIDE and then select the channel from the Program Guide.
Using the Program Guide
The on-screen Program Guide provides a complete listing of the available
channels and programs. You can use the Program Guide to change channels, to
see what programs are scheduled, to set up timers, and to buy Pay-Per-View
programs.
Tip: If the program is
on a channel that is
not part of your
subscription, the
channel will be in
red.
The Program Guide shows which Favorites List is active. If the All Chan list
is active, the Program Guide shows all of the channels available from DISH
Network. If the All Sub list is active, the Program Guide displays only the
channels in your subscription. When another list is active, the Program Guide
displays only the channels in that list.
For more information, see Using Favorites Lists on page 67. The Program
Guide shows programs that are on now and that are scheduled several days in
advance. The guide does not show programs that have ended.
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Using the Program Guide
Changing the Channel in the Program Guide
1. Press GUIDE to open the Program Guide.
Tip: When using the
Program Guide, do
you want to know
who is in the movie
you’re about to
watch? Press the
INFO button to find
out. When you’re
finished, press the
CANCEL button to
return to the
Program Guide.
2. Choose a channel using either of the following:
•
Use the NUMBER PAD buttons to enter the channel number.
The Program Guide displays a block of channels including the one that
you just entered.
•
Use the ARROW buttons to move the highlight to the channel.
3. Press the SELECT button to change to the new channel.
4. Press the CANCEL button to close the Program Guide without
changing the channel.
Tip: Selecting a
program that is
not on yet will
open the Timers
menu. See page 67
for information on
setting timers.
Scrolling Through the Program Guide
There are two ways to scroll through the Program Guide:
•
Scroll by channel - Press the PAGE UP or PAGE
DOWN button to scan, page by page, through the listing
of channels.
•
Scroll by time - Enter the number of hours that you want
to skip, using the NUMBER PAD buttons. Then, press
the LEFT or RIGHT ARROW button.
•
Scroll by day - Press SKIP FWD to scroll ahead in the
Program Guide 24 hours each time you press the
button. After you skip ahead at least one day in the
Program Guide, press SKIP BACK to scroll back 24
hours each time you press the button (until you are on
the current date).
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Displaying Program Information
The Program Banner
The Program Banner provides information about the program you
are watching. The receiver displays the Program Banner for a few
seconds at the top of the TV screen every time you change the channel
or press the remote control VIEW TV button.
The Browse Banner
You can use the Browse Banner to change channels, or to see what other
programs are available without changing the program that you are watching.
The receiver displays information on the program you are watching at the top
and Browse Banner information at the bottom of the TV screen.
Note: If the All Chan Favorite List is active, the Browse Banner displays all
the channels. If the All Sub list is active, the Browse Banner displays only the
channels in your subscription. If a Favorites List is active, the Browse Banner
displays only the channels in that list.
If you have set up the Program Guide to hide adult channels and the receiver is
locked, the Browse Banner does not display such channels.
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Displaying Program Information
Using the Browse Banner
1. Press the BROWSE (RIGHT ARROW) button to open the
Browse Banner.
Tip: When using the
Browse Banner, do
you want to know
when the movie
you’re about to
watch was made?
Press the INFO
button to find out.
When you’re
finished, press the
CANCEL button to
return to the
Browse Banner.
2. Change the channel displayed on the Browse Banner by doing one of the
following:
•
Enter the channel number for the program that you
want, using the NUMBER PAD buttons.
•
Press the UP or DOWN ARROW to display the next
channel.
3. Press the RIGHT ARROW button multiple times to
highlight the next programs. Press the LEFT ARROW
button to return to the current program.
4. Close the Browse Banner by doing one of the
following:
•
Press the SELECT button to watch the program.
•
Press the VIEW TV or CANCEL button to close the
Browse Banner without changing the channel.
Tip: If you choose
a program that is
on next, you’ll see
a Timers menu.
See page 67 for
more information.
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Ordering Pay-Per-View Programs
1. Select a Pay-Per-View program in the Program Guide. A message like the
following displays:
2. To buy the Pay-Per-View program, select the Yes option. The receiver
displays a confirmation menu.
Note: When you confirm an order for a Pay-Per-View program, you cannot
cancel the order and you will be billed for it.
Ordering DISH On Demand
Note: DISH On Demand will be available with a future software upgrade.
Tip: Keep Updates
and Inactivity
Standby enabled so
that you’ll always
have the latest
DISH On Demand
programs.
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DISH On Demand is DISH Network’s Video On Demand service.
Enjoy Movies On Demand and other exciting DISH On Demand programs.
With Movies On Demand, you have immediate access to the newest movies on
DISH Network. You can even use your DVR buttons (PAUSE, FWD, and
BACK) to enhance your viewing experience.
The following are details about this important feature:
•
You can repeatedly watch a rented program for the period of time (for
example, 24 hours) listed. Rented programs cannot be saved to the DVR
Events list.
•
The Play List shows you how much time you have remaining on your
DISH On Demand Programs.
•
You can use Pay-Per-View Locks and Ratings Locks to control the
programs your family views. See Using Locks on page 93.
•
Be sure to keep Updates and Inactivity Standby enabled so that your
receiver always has the latest DISH On Demand programs. See Updates
on page 105.
•
You can review what you have rented during the last 30-60 days by
looking in Purchase History.
•
The programs you rent will appear on your DISH Network bill.
•
For more information, go to dishnetwork.com/ondemand.
Reviewing Purchase History
To order a DISH On Demand program:
1. Press the DVR button to open DISH On Demand.
2. Select Movies & More.
3. Use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW buttons to scroll through your
program choices.
4. Select the program you want to watch and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: When you confirm an order for a DISH On Demand program, you
cannot cancel the order and you will be billed for it.
Reviewing Purchase History
Press MENU-6-5 to open the Purchase History screen. This screen shows a
list of events you’ve purchased, including those you have watched and those
you purchased but have not yet watched.
Using Favorites Lists
Favorites Lists are lists of your favorite channels. You can create and change
the lists yourself, adding and removing channels as you wish. Your favorite
channels can be grouped into no more than four lists for both TV1 and TV2 (in
Dual Mode). For example, one Favorites List could have 100 channels and a
second list only 10. Or all four lists (four for TV1 and four for TV2) could have
50 channels each.
• When you make a Favorites List active, the Program Guide displays only
the channels in that list. Also, the receiver skips channels that are not on the
list when you use the remote control UP or DOWN ARROW button to
change channels.
• The All Chan Favorites List contains all the channels. You cannot make
any changes to the All Chan list.
• The All Sub Favorites List contains all the channels in your subscription.
You cannot make any changes to the All Sub list, except by changing your
subscription.
• Each Favorites List has a unique color in the Program Guide. You can
give each list a name. When you first get the receiver, the four lists are
empty and are named List 1, List 2, List 3, and List 4.
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•
When you put the receiver in Single Mode, the Favorites Lists for TV2 are
not available.
If you choose a program using Themes or by entering most channel
numbers, the receiver tunes to the channel for that program whether or not
that channel is on the active Favorites List.
Creating or Changing a Favorites List
You can create, add channels to, and remove channels from a Favorites List.
1. Press the MENU-8-3 to open Favorites.
2. Select the Favorites List that you want to create or change.
Note: You cannot modify the All Chan or All Sub lists.
3. Select Modify List.
4. In the Channels list, highlight a channel you want to add to the Favorites
List.
5. Press SELECT to add the highlighted channel to the Favorites List. A dot
appears next to the channel.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have added all the channels that you want.
7. To delete a channel from the Favorites Lists, select the channel in the list.
The dot next to the channel disappears.
8. Select the Done option to save all changes to the Favorites List.
Note: Make sure your Favorites List has at least one channel.
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Naming a Favorites List
1. Press MENU-8-3 to open Favorites.
2. Select the Favorites List that you want to change.
3. Select the Edit Name option.
Note: You cannot change the name of the All Chan or All Sub list.
4. Enter the list’s name by either using the virtual keyboard or the remote
control NUMBER PAD to enter the letters in the Enter List Name box. See
Using Text Fields on page 61 for instructions.
5. Select the Done option to save all changes.
Making a Favorites List Active
If the Program Guide is open, press the GUIDE button to select the next
Favorites List. Press the GUIDE button repeatedly to scan through all the
available lists.
Note: This works only if you have added channels to the Favorites List. If you
have not created any Favorites List, pressing the GUIDE button switches the
receiver between the All Chan and All Sub.
Using Timers and Recordings
A timer is your instruction telling the satellite receiver the programs you want to
view in the future. For most DVR timers, you select a specific program on a
specific channel, and tell the satellite receiver how often you want to record that
program.
A recording is the actual program stored for you to watch. DVR recordings are
listed in the DVR Events screen, which you can find quickly by pressing DVR
on the remote control.
Remember: Most TV
programs and films
are copyrighted. In
some cases,
copyright law may
apply to private,
in-home recording.
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Overview
Refer to this section as you get familiar with how to set up Timers.
Timer Types
There are three types of timers:
•
DVR - Records an event onto your receiver for later viewing.
•
Auto - Automatically changes the channel for live viewing of the event.
•
Reminder - Creates an on-screen reminder when the event is about to
air.
Timer Frequency
Deciding how often you want to watch a program will help you make the best
choice:
•
All Episodes - Records each time that program is on that channel.
•
New Episodes - Records current season programs each time they occur
on that channel.
•
Once - Records a program once (good for movies, sporting events,
•
Weekly - Records a program once a week, at that time, on that channel.
•
Daily - Records a program once a day, at that time, on that channel.
•
Monday-Friday - Records a program once a day, Monday through
•
DISH Pass - Records programs on all channels (default) or a specific
channel, based on your specific criteria. See page 77 for details.
etc.).
Friday, at the selected time, on that channel.
Note: Weekly, Daily, and Monday-Friday timers will move only if the
program is within one hour earlier or four hours later than the original
time the timer was set up. These timers will adjust their length if their
program's time block is extended.
Timer Priorities
Priorities are used by the receiver to know which program you would prefer to
record, if multiple timers are scheduled to start at the same time.
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For example, having six programs scheduled to record at the same time cannot
be done on a dual-tuner receiver; therefore, the receiver will record only the two
programs with the highest priorities.
•
All timers have a priority that you can change at any time.
•
The larger the number, the lower priority (for example, priority 1 is
higher than priorities 2, 3, and 4).
•
You can override a specific timer's priority with a one-time skip or by
restoring it. Select a timer in the Daily Schedule, then you'll have an
option to Skip or Restore for that timer.
Timer Options
The Timer Options screen lets you set the following (not used on all options
screens):
•
Protect Event - Prevents your programs from being erased when the
receiver fills up.
•
Set Channel - Select a specific channel.
•
Start Early - Select this option if you want to begin recording a few
minutes early.
•
End Late - Select this option if you want to continue recording after the
scheduled program ending.
Note: DVR Timers set for sporting events automatically have a late end
time of 60 minutes to allow for overtime.
Timers List
The Timers List shows you all of the timers you have set up on your receiver.
Use the Timers List as described on page 73 to:
•
View the general list of timers.
•
If you select a timer from this list, you'll see a detailed list with specific
dates and times of upcoming timers for that program or DISH Pass
search term(s).
•
Set user-selected priorities for each timer. See Timer Priorities in the
previous section.
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•
Create a Manual timer.
•
Create a DISH Pass timer.
•
Select Edit List to edit a timer.
Daily Schedule
The Daily Schedule lists the timers that are planned for today, the future (up to
nine days), and those that occurred in the recent past.
Use the Daily Schedule as described on page 74 to:
•
Review today's timers. You can choose to skip a scheduled timer, or
restore a timer that was not planned to occur, perhaps because of a
conflict with another program. See Timer Priorities.
•
Review future timers, up to nine days in advance, and make changes as
necessary.
•
Review past timers to see which occurred, and the reason why one did
not, if applicable. See Reasons Why Timers Are Skipped.
Reasons Why Timers are Skipped
If a timer is skipped, the reason is stated on the Timers List.
•
Priority - This timer had a lower priority than other events being
recorded at the time.
•
User - A user chose to skip that timer.
•
Duplicate event - There is already another timer set to record that
program.
•
Event exists in DVR - The program was already recorded and can be
seen in the DVR Events list.
•
Not a new episode - Used for New Episode timers. Currently, a New
Episode is one that has the current year listed in the Program Guide
information.
•
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Incorrect event - For Weekly, Daily and Monday-Friday timers. If the
guide has a different event listed the timer will be skipped.For example,
the timer was set up on a Saturday for Daily, but the program is
broadcast only Monday-Friday, so the timer will be skipped on the
weekends.
Using Timers and Recordings
When a Timer Starts a Recording
For two minutes before an timer starts a recording, the
receiver may display a digital countdown on the TV screen.
This symbol disappears when the program begins. While the
symbol is displayed, you may do one of the following:
•
Press CANCEL to clear the symbol from the TV screen. This does not
stop the timer from starting.
•
Press INFO or SELECT to see more information on the timer. If you do
this, you have the following choices:
–
Select OK to continue with the timer.
–
Select Stop Timer to stop the timer.
Note: Pressing INFO about a timer event only works one time.
Subsequently pressing INFO results in the current program’s
information being displayed in the normal way.
When the Receiver is Off
If the receiver is off when a timer is scheduled, the receiver will:
•
DVR - Remain off but will record the scheduled
•
Auto - Turn on for the event.
•
Reminder - Turn on at the scheduled time. After a period of time, if you
do nothing, the receiver will turn off.
Special Considerations When Using Timers
•
For Locked Programs - You must enter the receiver password before
you can create an automatic timer. You can create a manual timer for a
locked program without entering the password. However, if you do this,
when the timer operates the receiver may display only an error or
password entry menu.
•
For Pay-Per-View Programs - You must order a Pay-Per-View
program when you create a timer for it.
•
For Blacked Out Programs - If you set a timer for a program that is
blacked out in your area, when the timer operates the receiver may
display only an error.
Using the Timers List
1. Press MENU-7.
2. Select Timers. When the Timers screen opens, you can edit or delete the
timers you have set.
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Use the Daily Schedule to plan and manage your timers.
1. Press MENU-7.
2. Use the ARROWS to select a future program if you want to skip or restore
a timer. You can also choose to protect it, or view the start early/end late
settings.
•
To change the start early/end late setting, you must select the event
within the Timers List.
•
If the program is a DISH Pass timer, you cannot change the start early
or end late times on an individual program; it must be changed on the
DISH Pass timer, from the Timers List.
•
Press PAGE UP to see the previous days' timers. Review these timers if
you want to see the result of your timers (e.g. if it recorded successfully
or why it might have been skipped).
3. Select Done.
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Setting Up an Automatic Timer
The following instructions explain the easiest way to set up an automatic timer.
1. Find the program that starts in the future you want to record using the
Program Guide or Browse Banner.
Tip: You can edit
and delete timers
from either TV
output.
2. Select the future event. The Create Timer screen displays.
3. Select the Timer Frequency (see page 70 for more details).
Tip: Remote
Control 1 is used to
control TV1 menus
on the nearby TV.
Remote Control 2
is used to control
TV2 menus on the
remote TV(s).
4. Select a Timer Type (see page 70 for more details).
5. Select Options (see page 71 for more details).
6. Select Set Priority if you would like to change the priority of the timer (see
page 70 for more information).
7. Select Create Timer to finish making the new timer.
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Setting Up a Manual Timer
A Manual Timer lets you set custom start and stop times for a timer.
Tip: You can edit
and delete timers
from either TV
output.
1. Press MENU-7.
2. Select Timers.
3. Select Manual.
Tip: Use the PAGE
UP and PAGE
DOWN buttons to
scroll quickly
through the
channel list.
4. Select the Timer Frequency (see page 70 for more details).
5. Select a Timer Type (see page 70 for more details).
6. Select Options (see page 71 for more details).
7. Select the channel. Use the UP/DOWN ARROWS, PAGE UP/DOWN, or
NUMBER PAD to find the channel.
8. Select Edit Time.
9. Set the Start Time and End Time, include AM/PM for each.
10. Set the Date.
11. Select Done.
12. Select Create Timer.
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Setting Up a DISH Pass™ Timer
DISH Pass lets you create timers to record programs automatically based on
your search criteria. When the receiver finds programs that meet your search
criteria, it will automatically set a timer to record that program. As the program
guide is updated, DISH Pass will continue to find and record your shows based
upon your search criteria. Note that DISH Pass only finds programs on satellite
channels.
An example of how you can to use DISH Pass may be that you saw a movie in
the theaters and you want to watch it again as soon as it comes out on a movie
channel. Use the Exact Match and Title, and then type the exact title of the
movie. If the movie is made available on a movie channel you subscribe to, the
receiver will automatically set a timer to record that movie for you.
Note: DISH Pass recordings may fill the hard drive quickly. If you have other
timers you know you don't want to be recorded over, choose Protect on those
important programs.
1. Press MENU-7.
2. Select DISH Pass.
3. Select the Search Method:
•
Title - Search for programs by title.
•
Info - Search for programs whose descriptions or titles contain key
words.
4. Optionally, select Exact Match if you want to find exactly what you’ve
entered in either the program title or info, when you select the Title or Info,
respectively.
5. Enter your search criteria. You can use the keyboard shown on the screen or
you can use the letters above the NUMBER PAD buttons on the remote
control while the highlight is in the Enter Search Criteria field. See Using
Text Fields on page 61 for instructions.
6. Select Options as described on page 71.
7. Select Create Timer. When the receiver has completed your search, the
Timer Schedule will display the results.
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Tip: It's very
important to leave
the receiver
enabled to receive
Updates. By doing
this, the Program
Guide will have the
most up-to-date
information, and
can adjust or
create timers
accordingly. Make
sure the Updates
feature is enabled
as described on
page 107.
Note: After entering your search words, and selecting Create Timer, be
sure to review the timers that DISH Pass creates—some may not be what
you are expecting. You can:
•
Pick selected events to skip. You will need to review future timers each
time the Program Guide is updated.
•
Adjust your search terms and method. Select Set Priority if you would
like to change the priority of your DISH Pass. To adjust your search,
delete the unwanted DISH Pass timer and try the following:
–
Change your DISH Pass search term(s) to be more specific.
–
Select Exact Match with the Title or Info.
–
Choose DISH Pass when you select a future program within the
Program Guide, Browse Banner, or Search. This will enter the
program's exact title.
8. Select Done.
Deleting a Timer
When you no longer need a timer, you can delete it.
1. Press MENU-7 to open the Daily Schedule screen.
2. Select Timers to display the Timers List.
3. Select Edit List.
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4. Select the timer or timers you want to delete.
Note: Select All if you want to delete all of your timers.
5. Select Delete. The timer(s) are deleted.
Watching One Program While Recording Another
Single Mode
While in Single Mode, you can set up the satellite receiver to record programs
while you’re also watching one you’ve already recorded.
1. Press the front panel MODE button to make sure the receiver is in Single
Mode. The front panel of the receiver has an indicator that is marked
Single.
Note: If someone is using the TV2 outputs, you will see the following
popup on the nearby TV warning you that you are about to disrupt the use of
the TV2 outputs:
Tip: You can use
the Front Panel
Locks to prevent
the Mode from
being changed
accidentally. See
page 97 for
instructions.
2. Press GUIDE to open the Program Guide. Find a program you
want to watch now.
3. Press SELECT to watch that program.
4. Press the RECORD button. A message will display asking
whether you want to record the remainder of the program. Select
OK to begin recording now.
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5. Press GUIDE on the remote. Use the Program Guide to find a program that
you want to watch now. Select that program. You are now watching one
program while recording another.
6. Press RECORD and select OK when the popup displays. You are now
recording two programs at the same time.
7. Press DVR on the remote control. The DVR Event screen will open. You
should see the two programs that are recording indicated by the red dot next
to the listings.
8. Select a program that you recorded earlier (one that is not recording now),
then select Start Over.
9. You should now be watching a pre-recorded program while the receiver is
recording the other two events (programs).
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Dual Mode with Record Plus
Another feature that adds flexibility to the way you watch TV is Record Plus.
When Record Plus is enabled, you can decide which receiver output (TV1 or
TV2) will record your events. This feature is available in Dual Mode only.
Enabling Record Plus
The following instructions describe how to enable Record Plus:
1. Press MENU-8-6 to open the Record Plus screen.
2. Highlight the Activation option.
3. Use the UP or DOWN ARROW button to set the Activation option to
Enable.
4. Highlight the Record Preference.
5. Use the UP or DOWN ARROW button to set the Record Preference
option to TV2 (or TV1).
Recording Events with Record Plus
When you have Record Plus enabled, there are some differences in the way
you record events.
1. Select a program you want to watch.
2. Press the RECORD button.
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3. When the Record Remainder of This Event screen displays, select one of
the following:
•
From TV1, select TV2.
•
From TV2, select TV1.
Note: When recording using Record Plus, it is possible for someone at the
other TV to cancel your recording.
4. Select one of the following:
•
Select OK to start the recording now.
•
Select Options to customize the following:
–
Stop Recording Manually - The receiver will record until you
–
Extend End Time - You can set the stop time for the recording.
–
Create a Recurring Timer - You can set up a timer like the one
described in Setting Up an Automatic Event Timer.
–
Record the Entire Event - The receiver stops recording at the end
of the event. This selection is available only if the receiver was
tuned to the channel at the beginning of the program.
press STOP.
5. Press GUIDE on the remote. Use the Program Guide to find a program that
you want to watch now. Select that program. You are now watching one
program while recording another.
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6. Press RECORD. Select one of the following:
•
Select OK to start the recording now.
•
Select Options to customize the recording as described on page 82.
7. Press DVR on the remote control. The DVR Event screen will open. You
should see the two programs that are recording indicated by the red dot next
to the listings.
8. Select a program that you recorded earlier (one that is not recording now),
then select Start or Start Over.
9. You should now be watching a pre-recorded program while the receiver is
recording the other two events (programs).
Dual Mode without Record Plus
While in Dual Mode, you can set up the satellite receiver to record from TV1
and TV2 at the same time.
1. Press GUIDE to open the Program Guide. Find a program you
want to watch now.
2. Press SELECT to watch that program.
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3. Press the RECORD button. A message will display asking
whether you want to record the remainder of the program. Select
OK to begin recording now.
4. Press DVR on the remote control. The DVR Event screen will open. You
should see the program that is recording indicated by the red dot next to the
listings.
5. Select a program that you recorded earlier (one that is not recording now),
then select Start Over.
6. You should now be watching a pre-recorded program while the receiver is
recording the other events (programs).
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Using the DVR Features
Most satellite TV programs and films are copyrighted. In
some cases, copyright law may apply to private, in-home
recording.
The DVR features let you decide how to watch TV. You can pause, reverse, or
skip back through a program. Then you can go back to watch, fast forward, or
skip ahead through the program. Also, you can record and play back programs
with full digital audio and video quality, without a VCR.
Auto Recording
If you get a phone call while you watch a live program, you can pause the
program, answer the phone, go back to watch the program, and not miss any of
the action.
You can pause, reverse, or skip back through a live program. Then you can go
back to watch, fast forward, or skip ahead through the program.
You can also use slow motion forward and backward, and frame advance and
reverse while using the DVR’s auto recording feature.
Turn the receiver on and tune it to a channel. Then you can use the remote
control’s DVR buttons.
Note: When you press any one of these buttons, you’ll see a small sign on the
TV screen.
Press the PAUSE button to pause the program. Press this button
again to watch the program from where it paused.
On some TVs, the presence of fixed images for
extended periods of time may cause them to be
permanently imprinted on the screen. Consult your
TV user guide for information on whether this is a
problem for your TV, what operating/viewing restrictions
apply to avoid this problem, and associated TV warranty
coverage.
Note: For a “live” program, the on-screen pause timer shows how long you’ve
paused the program. If you’ve paused the program more than once, the pause
timer shows the total time you’ve paused. If you pause after you reverse or
forward, the pause timer shows how far you’re behind the “live” program.
Press the BACK button once to reverse the program four times as
fast as normal play. Press the BACK button twice to reverse at 15
times normal speed, three times to reverse at 60 times normal speed,
and four times to reverse at 300 times normal speed. The on-screen
bar shows how far you’ve gone.
Press the PAUSE button and then press the BACK button to reverse the
program in slow motion. Press the BACK button once to reverse the program
1/4 the speed as normal play. Press the BACK button twice to reverse at normal
speed.
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Press the FWD (“FORWARD”) button once to forward the
program four times as fast as normal play. Press the FWD button
twice to forward at 15 times normal speed, three times to forward at
60 times normal speed, and four times to forward at 300 times
normal speed. The on-screen bar shows how far you’ve gone.
Press the PAUSE button and then press the FWD button to forward the
program in slow motion. When you press the FWD button once the program
advances at 1/15 the speed of normal play. Press the FWD button twice to
forward at 1/4 as fast as normal play. Press the FWD button three times to play
the program.
Note: Of course, you can’t “forward” into the part of a “live” program that
hasn’t been broadcast yet.
Press the PLAY button to watch the program. Also, press this button to
switch from pause, forward, or reverse to play.
Press the SKIP BACK button to skip back about ten seconds in a
recorded program. Press this button again to skip back again.
Press the PAUSE button and then press the SKIP BACK button to
reverse the recording one frame at a time.
Press the SKIP AHEAD button to skip ahead about 30 seconds in the
program. Press this button again to skip ahead again.
Press the PAUSE button and then press SKIP AHEAD to advance the
recording one frame at time.
Press the VIEW TV button to catch up with the program as it’s showing now.
Recording a Program Now
When you record a program now:
•
You can record a program that is on now or a future program to watch
later.
•
You can pause, go back to play, reverse, skip back, fast forward, or skip
ahead through a recorded program.
•
You can also use slow motion forward and backward, and frame
advance and reverse while using the DVR’s auto recording feature.
•
You can play back a program you already recorded and record a new
program at the same time.
Note: If you record a locked program while you have the receiver locked,
you’ll have to enter the password to play back that program.
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Start Recording a Program
•
•
At a program’s start, press the remote control’s RECORD
button.
If you’ve watched a program from its start, up to about two
hours after it’s started, you can reverse to its start:
1. Press the BACK button.
2. Let the program reverse to its start.
3. Press the RECORD button. You’ll get all of the program
on your recording.
Note: If you don’t tune to a program until after it starts, you can
record only the part of the program that comes after you tune to it.
Stop Recording a Program
•
Press the remote control’s STOP button.
When you press the RECORD button, the receiver stops recording
at the end of the program. You can use an Event Timer to start and
stop the recording:
• Use Quick Record to set a one-time DVR event timer for a
future program.
• Set an automatic DVR event timer to record a future program that
comes on each day or each week.
• Set a manual DVR event timer to make a future recording with start and
stop times you set. This lets you record part of a program or a block of
several programs, one after the other.
Use the DVR Events Menu
Press the DVR button to open the DVR Events menu, which
shows all of the DVR Events recorded on the receiver. You can
edit, delete, and protect any event shown on the menu.
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•
Tip: Press DVR on
the remote to see a
list of the events
you’ve recorded. To
view one of these
events, just select it.
You can then start
the recording, start
over, stop or resume
play.
•
If you hide adult channels and lock the receiver, this menu doesn’t list
any adult programs by name.
To review programs you have recorded or have scheduled to record
with the DVR features, use this menu.
The DVR Events menu shows you:
•
•
•
A list of recorded events that includes the one you’re recording now, if
any.
Note: You can sort events either by date or the name of the event.
If you select any one of the events on the DVR Events menu (even
an event you’re recording), you open an information menu for that
event.
Note: This is just an example of the information menu. The information
menu shows only the options for the event you select. For a different
event, you’ll see different options. You’ll see some (not all) of the
options we list below. You won’t see an option to start recording; to do
that, you must press the remote control RECORD button or set an
event timer.
Note: If you record a locked program while you have the receiver
locked, you’ll have to enter the password to play back that program.
There are several choices you can make from the DVR Events screen:
•
Sort - You can sort your DVR Events by Alphanumerics, Movies, Series/
Specials, Sports, Date, Length, or Protected.
•
Edit - You can edit or delete DVR Events.
•
Timers - When you select the Timers option, the Timers screen opens.
While Playing Back or Recording an Event
•
Press the PAUSE button to pause the play back. Press this button
again to go on with the play back.
On some TVs, the presence of fixed images for
extended periods of time may cause them to be
permanently imprinted on the screen. Consult your
TV user guide for information on whether this is a
problem for your TV, what operating/viewing restrictions
apply to avoid this problem, and associated TV warranty
coverage.
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Press the BACK button once to reverse the program four times
as fast as normal play. Press the BACK button twice to reverse at
15 times normal speed, three times to reverse at 60 times normal
speed, and four times to reverse at 300 times normal speed.
•
Press the PAUSE button and then press the BACK button to reverse the
program in slow motion. Press the BACK button once to reverse the
program 1/4 the speed as normal play. Press the BACK button twice to
reverse at normal speed.
Using the DVR Features
•
Press the FWD (“FORWARD”) button once to forward the
program four times as fast as normal play. Press the FWD
button twice to forward at 15 times normal speed, three times to
forward at 60 times normal speed, and four times to forward at
300 times normal speed.
•
Press the PAUSE button and then press the FWD button to forward the
program in slow motion. When you press the FWD button once the
program advances at 1/15 the speed of normal play. Press the FWD button
twice to forward at 1/4 as fast as normal play. Press the FWD button three
times to play the program.
Note: Of course, you can watch any part of an event you’ve already
recorded.
•
Press the PLAY button to play back or go on with a paused play
back. Also, press this button to switch from fast forward or reverse
back to normal play back.
•
Press the SKIP BACK button to skip back about ten seconds in the
event. Press this button again to skip back again.
•
Press the PAUSE button and then press the SKIP BACK button to
reverse the recording one frame at a time.
•
Press the SKIP AHEAD button to skip ahead about 30 seconds in
the event. Press this button again to skip ahead again.
•
Press the PAUSE button and then press the SKIP AHEAD button
to advance the recording one frame at a time.
•
Press the STOP button to stop play back.
Play Back a Recorded Event and Record Another Event
1. Set up the receiver to make an on-demand recording.
Note: You can press the RECORD button or you can use any kind of
event timer except a VCR event timer.
2. Press the DVR button. This opens the DVR Events menu.
Tip: With the DVR
receiver, you can
even watch one
recorded event
while recording
another at the
same time!
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Tip: If you want to
archive an event to
save it for a long
time, you can move
it from the receiver
to a VCR.
3. Select an event on the DVR Events menu (not the one you’re
recording). This opens an information menu for that event.
4. Press the PLAY button.
Copy Recordings to Videotape
You may want to keep a videotape copy of a recording you made on the DVR.
You will not be able to play back events with full digital audio and video quality
from a videotape.
Many satellite TV programs and films are copyrighted. In
some cases, copyright law may apply to private, in-home
recording.
1. Connect the receiver’s back panel audio/video outputs to the VCR’s audio/
video inputs.
2. Put a rewound tape into the VCR.
3. Turn the VCR on.
4. Press the remote control DVR button. This opens the DVR Events menu.
5. Select an event on the DVR Events menu. This opens an information menu
for that event.
6. Start the VCR to record onto the tape.
7. On the event’s information menu, select the Start option. The receiver
begins to play back the event.
8. When the play back is done, stop the VCR.
Using Themes and Search
The Themes and Search feature of your receiver makes it easy to find
programs to watch. This menu allows you to search for programming by themes
(movies, sports, etc.) or by key words used in the program information.
Themes
You can list and choose programs by the theme of their contents, for example,
just movies or just sports. You can then quickly list programs based on that
theme, and choose the program you want.
1. Open the Themes and Search menu by doing one of the following:
•
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button.
Using Themes and Search
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Press the MENU button, and then select the Themes and
Search option.
2. Select a category.
3. Select a program in the list.
Note: If the program you highlighted is on some time in the future, the
receiver will open the Create An Event Timer menu. See Using Timers and
Recordings on page 69 for more information.
Search
1. Open the Search screen by doing one of the following:
•
Press the POUND (#) button on the remote control.
•
While watching a program, press the LEFT ARROW
button to display the Themes and Search menu.
The select Search.
•
Press the MENU button, and then select the Themes option
to display the Themes and Search menu. The select Search.
2. The Search screen displays with a virtual keyboard.
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3. You can search for events two ways:
•
Select Title to search for the words that appear in the title of a program.
•
Select Info to search for words that are in the program description.
4. You can use the keyboard shown on the screen or you can use the letters
above the NUMBER PAD buttons on the remote control while the highlight
is in the Enter Search Criteria field. See Using Text Fields on page 61 for
instructions
5. Select Search.
6. When the receiver displays the Search Results you have the following
options:
•
•
•
Use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to scroll through the results.
Use the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN buttons to scroll a page at a
time.
Select Page Up or Page Down to scroll a page at a time.
7. Select one of the programs to watch, or select Done to close the Search
Results screen.
Note: If you select a program that is on now, the receiver tunes to that
program. If you select a program that is on in the future, you will have to set
a timer. See page 69 for more information on event timers.
Search History
After you have searched for programs or other information, your receiver builds
a history. TV1 and TV2 keep separate Search History information. You can use
the Search History instead of typing the information again with the virtual
keyboard.
1. Press the POUND (#) button to open the Search screen.
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2. Select History to display the Search History screen.
3. At the Search History screen, you have the following options:
•
Search - Select one of the items and then select Search.
•
Edit - Select one of the items and then select Edit to make changes.
•
Delete - Select one of the items and then select Delete.
•
Delete All - Select Delete All to clear the Search History.
Using Locks
When you unlock programming delivered by the TV2 outputs
to your in-home cabling system, you are allowing all TVs
connected to your in-home cabling system to have access to
this programming. In this case, you must rely on the V-Chip
technology and settings in the individual TVs to prevent
viewing of inappropriate programming. Consult your TV
user’s guides for instructions to set up V-Chip protection.
Note: Locks for programming on the TV1 outputs for the nearby TV are set
using the TV1 menus. Locks for programming on the TV2 outputs to remote
TVs are set using the TV2 menus. The section below applies to locks set by
either TV1 or TV2 menus. Locks set for TV1 programming are separate from
locks set for TV2 programming.
How to Set Locks: A Two Step Process
1. Create the locks that you want.
2. Lock the receiver.
When the receiver is locked, anyone who wants to access locked items must
enter the password.
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When You Have Locked the Receiver
•
•
•
•
If you try to access a locked item or open the Locks menu, the receiver
displays a message prompting you to enter the password.
The receiver allows you three tries to enter the correct password. If you fail
to enter the correct password, the receiver does not allow more tries for
several minutes.
If you enter the correct password, you can access the locked item or open
the Locks menu.
If you exit a locked item or close the Locks menu, you must enter the
password to access the item.
The locks you set for TV2 in Dual Mode are not available in
Single Mode. When using the receiver in Single Mode, if the
programming you select is not appropriate for all viewers on
remote TV(s), be sure to disable Shared View (see page 51 for
instructions).
Locking and Unlocking the Receiver
You must lock the receiver for any receiver Locks you set to take effect. To lock
the receiver, you must first create a password. If you forget your password, you
will need to speak with a Customer Service Representative. If you have a
Personal Identification Number (PIN), you will need to give it to the Customer
Service Representative. See page 101 for information on PINs.
1. Press the MENU button to display the Main Menu.
2. Select the Locks option to display the Locks menu.
Note: If the receiver displays a message prompting you to enter a
password, the receiver has already been locked.
Note: If you want to unlock the receiver or any specific lock, use the
password for the TV output you’re watching. For example, use TV1’s
password to unlock TV1’s locks and TV2’s password for TV2’s locks.
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3. Select the Lock System or Unlock System option. The receiver displays a
message prompting you to enter a password to lock the system.
4. Enter and verify a password, using the NUMBER PAD buttons. The
receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. When you
enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option.
5. Memorize your password. From now on, you must enter this password to
lock or unlock the receiver.
6. Select the OK option. Confirm the password by re-entering it. All the locks
you have set are now in effect.
Creating or Changing Rating (Content) Code Locks
You can lock programs by rating. These locks apply to Pay-Per-View and DISH
On Demand programs (when available), as well.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the number pad buttons.
The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. When
you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK
option. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Ratings Locks option.
5. Highlight the lowest rating that you want to block. Press the SELECT
button to lock the highlighted rating.
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Note: All ratings that are more restrictive than the selected rating are also
selected. For example, if you lock PG-13 rated programs, then all programs
with the R, NC-17, and NR/AO ratings are also locked.
6. Select the expanded rating code(s), if you want to also lock these ratings.
7. To unlock a rating code, highlight the code and press SELECT.
8. Select the Done option to save the changes.
9. If the receiver is not locked, you must lock it to put the locks you just
created into effect by selecting Lock System.
Creating or Changing Channel Locks
You can lock any channel, including Pay-Per-View channels.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the number pad buttons.
The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. When
you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK
option. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Channel Locks option.
5. Highlight the channel that you want to lock. If necessary, press the UP or
DOWN ARROW button to see the channel. You can also enter each
channel number using the NUMBER PAD buttons.
6. Press the SELECT button to lock or unlock the highlighted channel. If the
checkbox next to the channel has a checkmark, the channel is locked.
7. Select the Done option to save the changes.
8. If the receiver is not already locked, you must lock it to put the locks you
just created into effect.
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Locking and Unlocking the Receiver Front Panel (TV1 Only)
This keeps anyone from using the front panel buttons, but it does not lock the
remote control buttons. This option is only available on TV1 menus.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the NUMBER PAD
buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the
password. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver
highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
Tip: Remote
Control 1 is used to
control TV1 menus
on the nearby TV.
Remote Control 2
is used to control
TV2 menus on the
remote TV(s).
4. Select the Front Panel Lock option to lock or unlock the front panel.
5. Select the Yes option.
6. To activate the front panel lock, you must lock the receiver.
Locking and Unlocking Pay-Per-View Channels
and DISH On Demand
This locks all Pay-Per-View channels and DISH On Demand (when available).
You also can lock one or more Pay-Per-View channels by using channel locks or
rating locks.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the NUMBER PAD
buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the
password. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver
highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
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4. Select the Lock PPV or Unlock PPV option.
5. If the receiver is not locked, you must lock it to put the lock you just created
into effect.
Hiding and Showing Adult Channels
When you hide adult channels, you keep the Program Guide, Themes lists, and
the Browse Banner from displaying adult channels. It also keeps anyone from
choosing such channels by using the UP or DOWN ARROW buttons or the
remote control NUMBER PAD buttons.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the NUMBER PAD
buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the
password. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver
highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Hide Adult or Show Adult option.
Changing the Receiver Password
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the NUMBER PAD
buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the
password. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver
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highlights the OK option.
3. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Change Password option.
5. Enter the current password using the number pad buttons. As soon as you
enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option.
6. Press the SELECT button.
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7. Enter the new password using the number pad buttons. As soon as you enter
the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK.
8. Select the OK option to change the password.
9. Enter the new password again for confirmation, using the NUMBER PAD
buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the
password. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver
highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
10. Memorize the new password. From now on, you must enter this password to
lock or unlock the receiver.
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Personal Identification Number
Personal Identification Number
If you want to make sure that you are the only one who can make changes to
your DISH Network account, you can assign a Personal Identification Number
(PIN) for call-in requests. Call the Customer Service Center (1-800-333-DISH
(3474)) at any time to set up the PIN. After the PIN is set up, anyone calling the
Customer Service Center must provide this PIN to make any changes to your
account. You will also be required to provide your PIN to the Customer Service
Representative if you have forgotten the password set on your receiver.
If you forget your PIN, the representative may ask for more information to make
sure that you are authorized to make changes to your account.
Using Caller ID
Caller ID displays on your TV the names of people as they call you if you
subscribe to Caller ID from your local phone company. To use this feature, make
sure you have a phone line connected to the receiver and that the Caller ID
feature is enabled. After you turn on Caller ID, it stays on until you decide to
turn it off.
Caller ID Screens
When you receive a call, you will see a Caller ID popup screen.
You can select OK to eliminate the message. If you do nothing, it will disappear
after 20 seconds.
If you are in a menu when a call comes in, you will see a different Caller ID
popup screen.
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Turning Caller ID On and Off
1. Press MENU on the Remote Control.
2. Select System Setup.
3. Select Installation.
4. Select Caller ID.
5. Select Enable Caller ID or select Disable Caller ID.
6. Select Done.
Resetting Receiver to Factory Default Settings
Note: Resetting the receiver to factory default settings discards all Favorite
Lists except the All Chan and All Sub lists.
Note: If you have set any locks on the receiver, and the receiver is locked, these
locks will be kept. If the receiver is unlocked, any such locks will be lost. You
cannot reset the receiver to default settings to discard a password you have
forgotten. Only a Customer Service Representative can reset the receiver to
bypass a receiver lock.
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Changing Program Languages
If you want to reset the receiver to be the same as when it was shipped from the
factory, do the following:
1. Press MENU-6-6.
2. When the receiver displays a Warning message, confirm that you want to
reset the receiver’s preferences by selecting Yes.
Changing Program Languages
You may be able to change the language of some programs. An alternate
language may not be available for all programs. Some programs, such as
movies, show at the start whether an alternate language is available. An
alternate language applies only to the audio part of a program and does not
change the language used in the menus displayed by the receiver.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Preferences option.
3. Select the Alternate Audio option.
4. Select the language you want in the Languages list.
5. Select the Done option to save your language choice. The receiver displays
the System Setup menu.
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Using Dolby® Digital Sound
Dolby Digital gives you the capability to enjoy programs in surround sound. An
external decoder is required to enjoy this feature. Refer to your decoder user’s
guide.
Note: Not all programs contain a Dolby Digital sound track.
The receiver uses an optical port for outputting digital audio. The optical output
can provide two audio data types: Dolby Digital and Linear PCM (only Dolby
Digital can provide full 5.1-channel sound).
1. Connect an external Dolby Digital decoder to the receiver's back panel
Digital Audio Output using an optical cable (available at consumer
electronics stores).
2. Press MENU-6-7 to open the Dolby Digital screen.
3. Select one of the following optical output options:
•
Dolby Digital/PCM - Select this option only if the stereo system or
•
Dolby Digital Only - Select this option if the stereo system or amplifier
can decode only Dolby Digital and will not process Linear PCM
signals. See your amplifier's owner's manual for more details on the
amplifier (and see the following table).
•
PCM Only - Select this option only if the stereo system or amplifier
cannot decode Dolby Digital signals.
amplifier can decode both Dolby Digital and Linear PCM signals.
4. Select Done.
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Updates
Your satellite receiver is set to turn itself off at 3:00 a.m. so that it can receive
updates to the Program Guide and DISH On Demand (when available). To
change the update time, complete the following:
1. Press the MENU-8-5 to open the Updates screen.
2. Highlight the Activation option.
3. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to select Enable or Disable.
Note: If you disable this feature, no new Program Guide or DISH On
Demand information will be available until the receiver is turned off.
4. Highlight the Time Set option.
5. Use the NUMBER PAD buttons or the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons
to set the time.
6. Highlight the AM/PM option.
7. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to select AM or PM.
8. Select Done to save the changes and exit this screen.
Note: You can reset the changes you have made to the Updates feature by
selecting Defaults before exiting this screen.
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Inactivity Standby
If your receiver is on for a preset period of time without any activity (for
example, no channel changes), the Inactivity Standby feature turns off the
receiver so that you’ll always have the latest Program Guide and DISH On
Demand (when available). Enabling this feature (recommended) also improves
the reliability of your receiver. To change the settings for this feature, complete
the following:
1. Press the MENU-8-8 to open the Inactivity Standby screen.
2. Highlight Activation and use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to
switch between Enabled and Disabled.
3. Highlight Inactivity Duration and use the UP and DOWN ARROW
buttons to select the amount of time the receiver waits before turning off.
4. Select Done.
Note: Select Defaults to reset the changes you’ve made to this feature.
Control Other Devices with the Remote Controls
Tip: Remote
Control 1 is used to
control TV1 menus
on the nearby TV.
Remote Control 2
is used to control
TV2 menus on the
remote TV(s).
This section describes how to use Remote Control 1 or Remote Control 2 to
control with a TV, a VCR, or other devices. For information on how to use the
remote to control the receiver, see Using the Remote Controls on page 49. You
can set up both remote controls to control the satellite TV receiver and up three
other devices each. These devices can be a TV, a VCR or DVD player, and a
third device.
Where the word remote is used in the following section, it applies to both
Remote Control 1 and Remote Control 2.
Remote Control Modes
You can set the remote to four different modes to control the receiver or other
devices. When you get the remote it’s already set up to control the receiver. You
must set up the remote to control a device like a TV or a VCR. See Set Up the
Remote to Control Other Devices.
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Use the remote control’s mode buttons, SAT (satellite receiver), TV (for a TV),
VCR (for a VCR or a DVD player), and AUX (“auxiliary,” for a second TV, a
second VCR, a DVD, a tuner, or an audio amplifier) to set the remote to the
right mode for the device. To change the mode, press the button for the device
you want the remote to control. The mode button lights for two seconds to show
you’ve set the remote to that mode.
Limited Mode
You can program your remote control in limited mode to keep from accidentally
changing the channel on your TV or VCR. When you use the remote to control
your TV in limited mode, you will only be able to use the POWER, MUTE, and
VOLUME buttons. Also, when you use the remote to control your VCR in
limited mode, you will only be able to use the power and VCR function buttons.
The section Setting Up the Remote to Control Other Devices has a step that tells
the remote control to go into limited mode.
Set Up the Remotes to Control Other Devices
Over the next few pages we tell you how to use the remote to control a TV, a
VCR, a DVD player, a tuner, or an amplifier.
To use the remote to control other devices, you must first program it to control
these other devices. You can do this by either following the instructions in Set
Up the Remote Control below, or the Scan for Device Codes procedure
described on page 109.
If you are programming the remote to control a combination device, such as a
TV/VCR or a VCR/DVD, program the remote control in one mode, and then
repeat the procedure in the other mode. For example, to program the remote to
control a TV/VCR using code 748: Follow the instructions to program the
remote to control the TV using code 748, and then repeat the instructions for the
VCR using the same code.
Set Up the Remote Control
Instructions
Additional Information
1. Turn the device on.
Use the device’s front panel buttons
or its remote control.
2. Find the brand name of the
device in the tables starting on
page 147.
If the brand isn’t listed, see Scan for
Device Codes on page 109.
3. Press and hold the mode
button until all the other mode
buttons light up, and then let
go of the button.
For example, hold the TV mode
button for a TV until all of the other
mode buttons light. When you let
go, the TV mode light will flash.
The mode button flashes.
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Instructions
Additional Information
If you are repeating this
procedure to program a
combination device, be sure to
press the correct mode button
(for example, if you have a
TV/VCR combination and
you have already programmed
the remote to control the TV,
press and hold the VCR mode
button as described above).
4. For AUX mode only:
•
•
•
Tip: Limited mode is
not used with audio
amplifiers.
Press 0 for a second TV.
Press 1 for a second VCR
or DVD player.
Press 2 for a tuner or
amplifier.
5. Enter one of the three-digit
device codes from the table
using the number buttons.
The three-digit device code should
be for the brand name of your device
that you found in step 2.
6. If you want to program
limited mode, press 1. If not,
skip to step 7.
See Limited Mode for more
information.
7. Press the POUND (#) button.
If you entered the code correctly, the
mode button flashes three times.
8. Press the blank POWER
button to turn off the device. If
the device does not turn off,
go to step 10.
If the code works, the device should
turn off.
9. Turn the device back on and
try some other buttons to
make sure they work. If the
code works for other buttons,
stop here.
Sometimes the blank POWER
button works when other buttons
don’t.
10. If the code doesn’t work, redo
steps 3 through 9 with another
device code from the tables.
Try every code listed for you brand
until one works for your device.
11. For combination devices:
Repeat this procedure from
step 3.
12. If you can’t find a code that
works try Scan for Device
Codes that follows.
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This step is for programming which
kind of device that should be
programmed in AUX mode. If
you’re not programming in AUX
mode, skip to step 5.
Control Other Devices with the Remote Controls
Scan for Device Codes
If the code for your device is not listed in the tables starting on page 147, use
this procedure to scan the remote control’s memory for the device code.
Instructions
Additional Information
1. Turn the device on.
Use the device’s front panel buttons
or its remote control.
2. Press and hold the mode
button until all the other mode
buttons light up, and then let
go of the button.
For example, hold the TV mode
button for a TV until all of the other
mode buttons light. When you let
go, the TV mode light will flash.
The mode button flashes.
3. For AUX mode only.
•
•
•
Press 0 for a second TV.
Press 1 for a second VCR
or DVD player.
Press 2 for a tuner or
amplifier.
This step is for programming which
kind of device that should be
programmed in AUX mode. If
you’re not programming in AUX
mode, skip to step 4.
4. For AUX mode only: Press
the STAR button.
5. Press the blank POWER
button.
This puts your remote in the scan
mode.
6. Press the UP or DOWN
ARROW button repeatedly
until the device turns off.
As you press the UP or DOWN
ARROW button, the remote is
trying each code in the memory to
see if it can turn off your device.
When the device turns off, you have
found a code that might work.
Note: The mode button for the
device will flash rapidly eight times
when you’ve scanned all the codes
for that device.
7. Press the POUND (#) button.
This stores the code you found.
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Additional Information
8. Turn the device back on and
try some other buttons to
make sure they work.
Press the blank POWER button to
turn the device back on. Try some
other buttons to make sure they
work. Sometimes, the blank
POWER button works when other
buttons don’t.
9. Repeat this procedure until
you’ve tried all the codes.
You may need to repeat the scan to
find the best code for your device.
Check the Device Codes
You can find out what device code you’ve set for each remote control mode.
Tip: In Dual Mode,
Remote Control 1
is used to control
TV1 menus on the
nearby TV. Remote
Control 2 is used to
control TV2 menus
on the remote
TV(s).
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Instructions
1. Press and hold the mode
button until all the other mode
buttons light up, and then let
go of the button.
Additional Information
For example, hold the TV mode
button for a TV until all of the other
mode buttons light. When you let
go, the TV mode light will flash.
The mode button flashes.
2. Press the POUND (#) button
twice.
Watch the mode light to
determine your code. The
mode button flashes the
number for each digit of the
device code, with a pause
between the groups of flashes.
A quick flash is for zero.
For example, if the code is 570, the
mode button flashes five times,
pauses, flashes seven times, pauses,
and flashes once quickly.
For AUX mode: The first
group of flashes tells you
what the AUX mode controls.
A quick flash (zero) before
the three-digit code is for a
TV; one regular flash is for a
VCR or DVD player; and two
flashes is for a tuner or
amplifier.
For example, if the TV code is 570,
the AUX mode button flashes once
quickly (indicating 0 for TV),
pauses, flashes five times, pauses,
flashes seven times, pauses, and
flashes once quickly.
For Limited Mode: If you
have programmed a TV or
VCR in Limited Mode, the
mode button flashes once at
the end of the flash sequence.
For example, if the TV code is 570,
the AUX mode button flashes once
quickly (indicating 0 for TV),
pauses, flashes five times, pauses,
flashes seven times, pauses, flashes
once quickly, and then flashes once
(indicting Limited Mode).
Control Other Devices with the Remote Controls
Remote Control Buttons
Control the Receiver
When you get the remote, it’s already set up to control the receiver. However,
you must set up the remote to control the TV before you can use the MUTE and
VOLUME buttons.
For information on the remote buttons that control the receiver, see Using the
Remote Controls on page 49.
Control a TV (or a Second TV)
Only the buttons described here control a TV. Some of the buttons described
here may not control your TV. Please see your TV user’s manual for information
about the TV’s features.
Tip: If some of the
buttons on the
remote control do
not control your TV
and you have
programmed try
other codes. See
page 107 for details.
TV Mode Button
You must first set up the remote to control the TV. See Set Up the Remote to
Control Other Devices, beginning on page 107. Then, you must press the TV
mode button to set the remote to TV mode. The TV mode button lights for two
seconds to show you’ve set the remote to TV mode. Make sure you keep the
remote in TV mode to use the buttons described here.
Note: You can set up the remote to control a second TV in AUX mode, the same
way it controls the first TV in TV mode. See Set Up the Remote to Control
Devices beginning on page 107.
TV/Video Button
If the TV has video input options, use this button to switch the TV video input.
Power Button
Press the TV POWER button to turn the TV on or off.
Mute Button
Press the MUTE button to turn the TV sound on or off.
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Volume Button
Press this button to raise (+) or lower (-) the TV sound volume.
Up and Down Arrow Buttons
Use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to change channels on the TV.
Note: These buttons do not change the channels on the TV if the remote control
is in limited mode.
Select Button
The SELECT button works as the ENTER button for a TV.
Recall Button
Press the RECALL button to go back to the last TV channel you watched. Press
it again to switch between the last two TV channels you watched.
Number Buttons
Use the NUMBER buttons to directly enter a different channel.
Note: These buttons do not change the channels on the TV if the remote control
is in limited mode.
Control a VCR (or a Second VCR or a DVD Player)
Only the buttons described here control a VCR or DVD player. Some of the
buttons described here may not control your VCR or DVD player. See the user’s
manual that came with your VCR or DVD player for information about the
features.
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VCR Mode Button
You must first set up the remote to control the VCR. See Set Up the Remote to
Control Devices, beginning on page 107. Then, you must press the VCR mode
button to set the remote to VCR mode. The VCR mode button lights for two
seconds to show you’ve set the remote to VCR mode. Make sure you keep the
remote in VCR mode to use the buttons described here.
Note: You can set up the remote to control a second VCR in AUX mode, the
same way it controls the first VCR in VCR mode. See Set Up the Remote to
Control Devices beginning on page 107.
Note: You must set the remote to VCR mode to set it up to control a DVD
player. Once you do this, you must set the remote to VCR mode to control a
DVD player.
TV/Video Button
Use the TV/VIDEO button to switch the VCR between its TV mode and its
VCR mode (see your VCR user’s manual for information).
Power Button
Press the blank POWER button to turn the VCR on or off.
Page Up and Down Arrow Buttons
Use the PAGE UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to change channels on the
VCR.
Note: If you are using the remote control in limited mode, the VCR will not
change channels.
Recall Button
Press the RECALL button to go back to the last VCR channel you used. Press it
again to switch between the last two VCR channels you used.
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VCR Buttons
•
Press the BACK button to rewind a videotape.
•
Press the PAUSE button to pause a videotape. Press this
button or the PLAY button to go back to playing the tape.
•
Press the FWD button to forward a videotape.
•
Press the STOP button to stop playing or recording on a
videotape.
•
Press the RECORD button to record on a videotape.
•
Press the PLAY button to play or to go back to playing a
videotape.
Number Buttons
Use the NUMBER buttons to enter channel numbers.
Note: If you are using the remote control in limited mode, the VCR will not
change channels.
Control a Tuner or Amplifier
Only the buttons described here control a tuner or amplifier. Some of the buttons
described here may not control your tuner or amplifier. Please see the user’s
manual that came with your tuner or amplifier for more information.
AUX Mode Button
You must first set up the remote to control the device. See Set Up the Remote to
Control Devices, beginning on page 107. Then, you must press the AUX mode
button to set the remote to AUX mode. The AUX mode button flashes once to
show you’ve set the remote to AUX mode. Make sure you keep the remote in
AUX mode to use the buttons described here.
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Power Button
Press the blank POWER button to turn the tuner or amplifier on or off.
Mute Button
Press the MUTE button to turn the sound off or on.
Volume Button
Press the VOLUME button to raise (+) or lower (-) the volume.
Up and Down Arrow Buttons
Use UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to change channels on the tuner or
amplifier.
Select Button
The SELECT button works as the INPUT SELECT button for the tuner or
amplifier.
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Other Remote Control Features
Switch Between TV and AUX Device Volume Control
When you set up the remote to control a TV, the mute and volume buttons
control the TV volume. However, if you want to use the AUX mode to control a
tuner or amplifier and the device has a volume setting, you can set up the remote
to control the device’s volume instead of the TV volume.
To set the remote to control the device’s volume:
1. Press and hold the AUX mode button for three seconds, and then
release it. The AUX mode button will blink.
2. Press the POUND (#) button.
3. Press the plus (+) side of the VOLUME button.
4. Press the 0 number button.
5. Press the POUND (#) button.
The AUX mode button flashes three times.
6. Press the SAT mode button.
7. Press the plus (+) and minus (-) sides of the VOLUME
button.
The device’s volume changes and the AUX mode
button lights instead of the TV mode button.
To set the remote back to control the TV volume:
1. Press and hold the TV mode button for three seconds, and then
release it. The TV mode button will blink.
2. Press the POUND (#) button.
3. Press the plus (+) side of the VOLUME button.
4. Press the 0 number button.
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5. Press the POUND (#) button.
The TV mode button flashes three times.
6. Press the SAT mode button.
7. Press the plus (+) and minus (-) sides of the VOLUME
button.
The TV’s volume changes and the TV mode button
lights instead of the AUX mode button.
Using Troubleshooting Tools
Your receiver has diagnostics tools that a Customer Service Representative may
ask you to use if you should ever run into problems while using your equipment.
Even though these tools are quite helpful, it is recommended that you only use
them when on the phone with a DISH Network representative.
Resetting Your Receiver
Reset your receiver as directed by the Customer Service Representative as
follows:
1. Press and hold the front panel POWER button until only the green TV1
indicator is lit.
2. Let go of the front panel POWER button.
It will take a few minutes for your receiver to reset and come back on.
When you reset your receiver, your receiver may have to download an
updated Program Guide. If this is the case, it may take longer for the
receiver to come back on.
Diagnostics
The Customer Service Representative may ask you to open the Diagnostics
screen. Remember to have an active phone line connected to your receiver.
1. Press MENU-6-3.
The Diagnostics screen shows you various tests the Customer Service
Representative may ask you to perform on your receiver:
• Connection - Tests for a valid receiver phone connection.
• Dial Out - If No Dial Out Pending is displayed, the receiver does not
need to have its smart card records updated.
• Counters - Shows you a list of diagnostic counters. Use PAGE UP and
PAGE DOWN to scroll through the list of counters displayed.
Note: If you have the receiver connected to a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
phone line, it may cause this test to fail. If so, you will need to install a DSL
filter between the receiver and the phone jack on the wall. You should be
able to get a DSL filter from your DSL provider, or your local electronic
parts store.
2. Select Done.
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Point Dish and Check Switch
The Point Dish and Check Switch screens are helpful to the Customer Service
Representatives. You may be asked to display these screens when you call DISH
Network.
1. Press MENU-6-1-1 to open the Point Dish screen. This screen shows you
information to help maximize your satellite signal. The bar at the bottom of
the screen tells you the signal strength. Green is a good signal, while red
indicates the signal is not acceptable or is from the wrong satellite.
2. Select Check Switch to display the Installation Summary screen. The
Installation Summary screen tells you if you are receiver signals from the
satellites and which multi-dish switches you have installed, if any.
Do not change any settings on the Check Switch screen
unless specifically directed to by a Customer Service
Representative.
3. Select Test only if directed by the Customer Service Representative.
4. Select Done.
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These instructions guide you through the installation of a satellite system which
includes your receiver (included with this manual), and a DISH Pro DISH 500
antenna system that can be identified by the DISH Pro logo shown below.
Installing a DISH 500 Antenna
The first step in installing your dish antenna is to assemble the satellite dish,
mount it, and point it in the general direction of a satellite. To do this, follow
these instructions:
Finding the Satellites
You need to find the satellites in the sky. To do this, you need to know the azimuth
angle (the south, southeast, or southwest direction to the satellites) and the elevation
angle (the angle up to the satellites) from your location, and the skew angle.
1. Make sure that the batteries are fresh in both remote controls, and are installed
properly. If needed, make sure that the remote is in SAT mode to control the
satellite receiver.
2. Make sure your satellite receiver is connected to your TV(s) and confirm that
the remote controls are controlling the menus properly using the instructions in
Chapter 2. Turn ON the television and receiver.
3. Display the Point Dish menu on the nearby TV by pressing MENU and then
6-1-1 using Remote Control 1 (unless your TV already displays this menu).
4. Enter your ZIP code in the ZIP Code field.
5. Make sure that 500 is shown under Dish System.
6. The menu displays the azimuth, elevation, and skew angles. Write down these
numbers in the blanks provided in the margin.
Tip: Remote
Control 1 is used to
control TV1 menus
on the nearby TV.
Remote Control 2
is used to control
TV2 menus on the
remote TV(s).
Azimuth:
Elevation:
Skew:
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Mounting the Dish
1. Using the azimuth and elevation angles, find a location for the satellite dish
which can be pointed towards the satellites located at these angles. With a
compass, find the required azimuth angle. Then, use the elevation angle to find
out how high the satellites are in the sky from your location.
Make sure nothing blocks the line of sight between the dish and the satellites.
2. Mount the mast to a solid surface so that the dish antenna cannot move or be
bumped out of adjustment. Keep in mind that physical and environmental
conditions can block your satellite dish’s ability to receive a clear satellite
signal. The conditions to be aware of are: Eaves and overhangs on your building
or house, wind, plant growth, and deterioration of the mounting surface. Never
mount to a tree or a public utility pole.
NO
YES
3. Align the top part of the mast so that it is absolutely vertical, as shown below. If
the top part of the mast is off vertical by only a few degrees, it will be difficult or
maybe even impossible for you to find the satellites. Take at least two readings
with a bubble level, on the upper mast, that are 90 degrees apart from one
another.
Top Part
of Mast
Bubble Level
Mast
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4. Assemble the satellite dish as shown below, except do not attach the Ybracket or LNBF at this time.
5. Loosen both skew bolts and set the skew by rotating the dish mounting
bracket to align the red mark with the required angle on the skew scale
which you wrote down on page 119. Tighten the skew bolts securely to keep
the dish from rotating. Once the skew is set, do not try to fine-tune this
angle when aiming the dish.
Pivot Bolt
Elevation Bracket
Skew Point
(Red Mark)
Mast Clamp Bolts
Skew Bolt
Skew Scale
Red Edge
Elevation Scale
Elevation Bolt
6. Set the elevation by tilting the dish mounting bracket to align the red edge
with the required angle from page 119 on the elevation scale. Tighten the
elevation bolts, but do not tighten the pivot bolt at this time.
7. Slide the dish assembly down onto the mast. Make sure the pivot bolt rests
on the top of the mast. Turn the dish assembly so that it points in the general
direction of the satellites, using the azimuth angle from page 119.
8. Thread two RG-6 coaxial cables through the mast, support arm, and
the Y-bracket. These cables should be long enough to run from your
receiver to your LNBF.
Note: See Running Coaxial Cables on page 133 for cable installation
guidance.
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Note: You can have as much as 200 feet of cable between the DISH Pro LNBF
and the DISH Pro receiver. However, you must use only RG-6 coaxial cables
rated for 950 to 2150 MHz. Some cables may say "Swept tested for 2150 MHz."
If you have any doubt about this, ask your DISH Network retailer, examine the
cable’s outer jacket, or look on the container the cable came in. Do not use cable
company TV cables or cables from other satellite TV systems not rated for 9502150 MHz. These other cables may cause signal loss. Do not use existing cables
such as RG-59. Also, be sure that any outdoor connections are made using
waterproof F-connectors.
9. Attach the Y-bracket, using the Y-bracket screw.
10. Connect the RG-6 cables from the two SATELLITE IN connections on the back of
the receiver directly to the two ports of the DISH Pro Twin LNBF, as shown
below. Be sure there are no multi-dish switches between the LNBF and the
receiver.
Tighten all of the coaxial cable connections only by hand. If you use a
wrench, you may over-tighten the connections and damage your
equipment. Such damage is not covered by the limited warranty.
11. Attach the LNBF to the Y-bracket using the two LNBF screws.
12. You should see the Point Dish menu on your nearby TV. If not press MENU
and then 6-1-1 on Remote Control 1.
13. Select Check Switch. The Check Switch screen will open.
14. Select Retest. The receiver shows you a message that it is checking the system.
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15. When the check switch procedure finishes, you will see an Installation
Summary screen similar to the one below. The information for Satellite
Input 1 and Satellite Input 2 should be the same:
• Satellite - X twice.
• Transponder - X twice. This is OK and does not indicate a problem
with the receiver.
• Device Type - Twin twice. This indicates that your receiver has
confirmed the connection with your DISH Pro Twin LNBF is working.
16. Select OK to return to the Point Dish screen.
17. Make sure the screen shows 119 under Satellite. If not, move the highlight
to 119 and press either the UP or DOWN ARROW.
Note: The signal strength bar is used to help you aim the dish by showing
the strength of the signal you are receiving. Look at the signal strength bar
while you aim the dish.
Note: Don’t stand in front of the dish while you aim it, because your body
will block the satellite signal. After you adjust the aim, let go of the dish so
that you can get a good signal reading after the dish settles back in place by
itself.
Tip: Have one
person aim the dish
while another
watches the signal
strength or listens
to the signal tone.
18. Turn the dish back and forth very slowly, until the signal strength bar turns
green. This shows you’ve found the signal.
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Note: If you cannot find the signal, turn the dish back to the first azimuth angle.
Then, loosen both elevation bolts just enough so you can tilt the dish. Tilt the
dish elevation up by two degrees, and then tighten both bolts. Now, turn the dish
back and forth again. If you still can’t find the signal, tilt the dish up again very
slightly and turn the dish back and forth until you find the signal. Do not change
the skew setting.
19. When the signal strength bar is green, turn the dish back and forth just a little, to
where the signal strength bar shows the strongest signal. When you find the
strongest signal, tighten both mast clamp bolts. Then loosen both elevation
bolts, just enough so you can tilt the dish. Tilt the dish up and down just a little,
to where the signal strength bar shows the strongest signal. When you find the
strongest signal, tighten all bolts in the dish assembly so the dish cannot be
moved.
20. You are now ready to verify reception from both satellites. Select the Check
Switch option. When the Check Switch menu opens, select Retest. The
receiver shows you a message that it is checking the system. When the
procedure is finished, you will see an Installation Summary screen. This
screen may look different than the one shown below.
• Satellite - 119 in Port 1 and 110 in Port 2.
• Transponder - All twice. This is OK and does not indicate a problem with
the receiver.
• Device Type - Twin twice. This indicates that your receiver has confirmed
the connection with your DISH Pro Twin LNBF is working. Press OK to
exit this menu.”
• Status - Satellite reception verified.
21. If you do not see 110 under Port 2:
• Make sure the skew angle you wrote down on page 119 is exactly the same
as the skew angle you set in step 5 on page 121. If it is not, reset the skew
angle as described on page 121. After you reset the skew angle, go back
page 123 and start over from step 16.
•
If 119 is shown under Port 2, move the dish approximately 9° to the east
and restart the procedure at step 12.
22. Look at the Point Dish menu. If you have good signal strength with
119 is indicated by a green signal bar, select 110. If you have good signal
strength on 110, go to step 23.
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If you do not have good signal strength with 110, go back to step 18, and
fine-tune the dish but with 110 selected instead of 119. While the 110 and
119 signals will not be equal, you should be able to fine-tune the dish until
you have the strongest possible signal from both satellites.
23. Select Cancel to exit the Point Dish menu. An Attention screen will open
asking the mounting and positioning of your dish is complete with a
Locked indication in the Point Dish screen. If the answer is yes, select
Yes.
If the answer is No, you will need to repoint your dish following the
preceding steps until the mounting and positioning is complete and you do
have the Locked indication.
24. After you select Yes, the receiver will begin taking a software upgrade. You
will see a Warning that Vital program information will now be
downloaded into your receiver. You will also see a status bar showing the
progress of this upgrade.
Once the software upgrade is complete, you will see a message that your
receiver’s memory is being upgraded.
Do not disturb the receiver while the receiver’s memory is being upgraded.
25. When the memory upgrade is complete, you should be watching TV. Your
dish antenna installation is now complete.
Note: If you are installing other DISH Pro or DISH Pro Plus receivers, be
sure to run Check Switch on all of them, and allow them to take the
necessary software upgrade.
Installing a Multiple Dish DISH Pro System
Note: You cannot use DISH Pro LNBFs and switches (those marked with the
DISH Pro logo) with Legacy switches and LNBFs (those without the DISH Pro
logo). You must install your DISH antenna system with either all DISH Pro
LNBFs and switches or all Legacy LNBFs and switches. If you mix the two, the
system will not work.
Note: You can have as much as 200 feet of cable between the DISH Pro LNBF
and the DISH Pro receiver. However, you must use only RG-6 coaxial cables
rated for 950 to 2150 MHz. Some cables may say "Swept tested for 2150 MHz."
If you have any doubt about this, ask your DISH retailer, examine the cable’s
outer jacket, or look on the container the cable came in. Do not use cable
company TV cables or cables from other satellite TV systems not rated for 9502150 MHz. These other cables may cause signal loss. Do not use existing cables
such as RG-59. Also, be sure that any outdoor connections are made using
waterproof F-connectors.
Once you have installed the DISH 500 with its DISH Pro Twin LNBF using the
preceding instructions, you can add a single satellite dish with a DISH Pro
LNBF and switch as follows:
1. Turn on the television and the receiver if they are not already on. You
should see the Point Dish screen. If not, open the Main Menu and press 61-1 on the remote.
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2. Select the satellite your dish will be pointed toward.
3. Select 300 under the Dish System.
Azimuth:
Elevation:
4. Use the number buttons on the remote to enter your ZIP code to get the
necessary azimuth and elevation. Write these numbers down in the spaces
provided in the margin.
5. Mount the dish antenna and multi-dish switches following the mounting
instructions that came with them and the DISH Pro Wiring Diagrams starting on
page 128.
6. Connect two RG-6 cables from both SATELLITE IN connections on the receiver
to two available ports on the switch(es).
7. Connect the LNBF on the dish antenna to LNBF port 1 on the switch(es) using
RG-6 cable.
8. Select Check Switch from the Point Dish menu. When the Check Switch
screen opens, select Retest.
9. When Check Switch is complete, you will see an Installation Summary screen
similar to the one shown next. It will show a connection (“Conn” next to
satellite) and Single device under 1 (Dish Input). It may also show an X on the
Transponder line. This is okay and does not mean there is a problem with the
system.
10. Press CANCEL to exit back to the Point Dish menu.
11. Point the dish for the strongest possible signal, following the instructions that
came with it.
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12. Connect two RG-6 cables between both ports on your DISH Pro Twin
LNBF and your switch(es) using the switch instructions and the DISH Pro
Wiring Diagrams that start on page 128.
13. Select Check Switch from the Point Dish menu. When the Check
Switch menu opens, select Retest. When the procedure completes, you
will see the Installation Summary screen again. This time you should
see confirmation for all satellites your dishes are pointed at, and “Satellite
reception verified.” You should also see that the switch(es) in your system
has been correctly identified.
Refer to the DISH Pro wiring diagrams for examples of installation
summary screens.
14. Press CANCEL to exit this menu, and then Done to exit the Point
Dish screen. If you have any other receivers in your system, make sure you
run Check Switch on each of them, and allow each to take the software
upgrade, as needed.
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DISH Pro Wiring Diagrams
DISH 500, One DISH Pro Twin LNBF
This diagram leaves out grounding to be clear. Make sure
you ground the system per the National Electrical Code
(NEC) and all local electrical codes.
Note: Each cable
carries both the 119
and 110 signals
after you use each
receiver to check
the setup.
To two DISH Pro
Receivers or one DISH
Pro Plus Receiver
When you set up your system following this diagram and run Check Switch the
Installation Summary screen should look similar to the one shown below.
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DISH 500, One DISH Pro Quad LNBF
This diagram leaves out grounding to be clear. Make sure
you ground the system per the National Electrical Code
(NEC) and all local electrical codes.
Note: Each cable
carries both the 119
and 110 signals
after you use each
receiver to check
the setup.
To four DISH Pro
Receivers or two DISH
Pro Plus Receivers
When you set up your system following this diagram and run Check Switch
the Installation Summary screen should look similar to the one shown
below.
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LNBF, DP34 Switch
This diagram leaves out grounding to be clear. Make sure
you ground the system per the National Electrical Code
(NEC) and all local electrical codes.
To four DISH Pro
Receivers or two DISH
Pro Plus Receivers
When you set up your system following this diagram and run Check Switch the
Installation Summary screen should look similar to the one shown below.
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One DISH 500 with a DISH Pro Twin LNBF, One Dish Antenna
with a DISH Pro Dual LNBF, and Two DISH Pro 21 Switches
This diagram leaves out grounding to be clear. Make sure
you ground the system per the National Electrical Code
(NEC) and all local electrical codes.
When you set up your system following this diagram and run Check Switch
the Installation Summary screen should look similar to the one shown
below.
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Two Dish Antennas, Two DISH Pro Dual LNBFs, and Two DISH
Pro 21 Switches
This diagram leaves out grounding to be clear. Make sure
you ground the system per the National Electrical Code
(NEC) and all local electrical codes.
When you set up your system following this diagram and run Check Switch the
Installation Summary screen should look similar to the one shown below.
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Running Coaxial Cable
1. Using the shortest path possible, run the coaxial cable(s) from the ground
block or switch to the satellite receiver(s). Do not kink or pinch any cable.
Cables should be bent only in gentle curves.
Do not use a longer cable between the satellite dish and the
receiver than is specified in the DISH Pro or Legacy system
installation instructions. If your system requires more cable
than the limit specified in these installation instructions, you
should consider having the system professionally installed.
2. Put a drip loop in each cable at a point before it enters the building. A drip
loop allows moisture to drip from the cable before it runs into the building
or any outside connection (for example, a multi-dish switch).
Before drilling any holes in the wall or roof of your building,
make sure that there are no wires or pipes in the area of the
holes. If you are not comfortable doing this, contact a
professional in your area. Make sure that you follow all safety
instructions and building codes.
3. Locate each receiver inside the building, against or near an outside wall.
Then drill a hole through the outer wall to pass a cable inside the building. If
a receiver is located in an interior room, run a cable through the outside
wall, and into an attic, basement, or crawl space in order to reach the
receiver.
4. Seal all holes that you drill in the building with silicone or other weatherproof sealant after installation. Once each cable is inside the building, you
may attach it to a wall receptacle or directly to a receiver.
Tighten the back panel coaxial cable connections only by
hand. Using a wrench may over-tighten the connections,
causing damage. Such damage is not covered by the Limited
Warranty in the User Guide that came with the system.
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Troubleshooting Tables
Use these tables if you have problems using the system before calling the
Customer Service Center. Many problems arise from misunderstandings of how
the system works, especially when you are just becoming familiar with it. These
tables cover many problems, usually with a simple solution for each one. To
solve a particular problem, do the following:
1. Review the section in this Guide that relates to the problem.
2. If you cannot find a solution, then find the section in the following tables
that relates to the problem.
•
•
•
Read the What’s Happening column until you find the problem.
Read the information in the Possible Reason column.
Try each of the suggested solutions in the What to Do column.
3. Sometimes resetting the receiver can fix a minor problem. See Resetting
Your Receiver on 117.
4. For more information, call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-333-DISH
(3474), or see www.dishnetwork.com.
Note: Before calling the Customer Service Center, have ready the date of
purchase and either your customer account number, the receiver conditional
access number, or the receiver model number. Display the Important System
Information menu to find these numbers (See Ordering Your Programming
on page 6). Also, write down any error messages that the receiver displays
on the television screen.
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On-Screen Messages
This table describes some on-screen messages in the order of their message numbers. Find the message
number in the upper right corner of the message displayed on your TV screen, and then find the
matching number in this table.
Message Number
Possible Reason
•
There may be a problem with the
multi-dish switch.
•
Check the coaxial cables and their connections to and from the
multi-dish switch. Make sure that all required cables are in
place, and check that all cable connections are tight and dry (for
outdoor cables). If this does not work, call the Customer Service
Center for help.
•
Heavy rain, snow, or cloud cover
may be interfering with
transmission of the satellite
signal, or there may be other
interference.
•
Note the local weather conditions. Remove any snow or other
debris which may have collected on the satellite dish.
Make sure that the satellite dish has a clear line of sight to the
satellite. Check whether branches or leaves have grown into the
line of sight.
•
Make sure that the satellite dish is aimed at the satellite. Check
the strength of the signal using the Point Dish/Signal menu.
Consult your installer to re-aim the dish, if necessary, to obtain
the strongest possible signal.
The wrong type of coaxial cable
may be used in the system, or the
cable run length may be too long.
Or, there may be a problem with
the multi-dish switch.
•
Make sure the system uses RG6 coaxial cable; if not, call your
dealer or installer.
•
Check the dish-to-receiver cable run length; if it is over 200 feet,
call your dealer or installer.
•
Check the coaxial cables and their connections to and from the
multi-dish switch. Make sure that all required cables are in
place, and check that all cable connections are tight and dry (for
outdoor cables). If this does not work, do the Check Switch
test.
The receiver may not yet have
been authorized via the satellite
signal. The satellite dish may
have moved so that it is no longer
picking up the satellite signal.
The cable connections may have
loosened or have moisture inside.
There may be an interruption of
the satellite signal.
•
If you have authorized the receiver, wait a few minutes to see if
the message is removed. Make sure that all required cables are
in place, and check that all cable connections are tight and dry
(for outdoor cables).
•
Make sure that the satellite dish has a clear line of sight to the
satellite. Check whether branches or leaves have grown into the
line of sight.
•
Check that the Signal Strength bar in the Point Dish/
Signal menu is green and displays the word Locked. If not,
contact your installer to re-aim the satellite dish. If you have not
authorized the receiver, call the Customer Service Center for
help.
•
The receiver may not be
connected to an active telephone
line.
•
You must connect the receiver to an active telephone connection
at all times. If you install two or more receivers, you must
connect each receiver to an active telephone connection at all
times.
•
The credit limit may have been
suspended.
•
Call the Customer Service Center for help checking the credit
limit, and/or to get authorization to make a purchase.
•
Maybe the receiver is connected
to a DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line) phone line.
•
Install a DSL filter between the receiver and the telephone wall
jack. You can obtain the filter from your DSL provider.
•
Viewers in specific areas are
prohibited from watching certain
programs. For example, viewers
who live close to a particular
football stadium may be
prohibited from watching
football games that are played in
that stadium.
•
Remember that the program providers specify which programs
are “blacked out” for which viewers, not DISH Network™.
001
002
•
003, 004
•
005
006
008
011, 012
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Message Number
Possible Reason
What to Do
•
You may have tried to tune to a
program on a channel which you
have not bought.
•
You must buy a channel before you can tune to a program on
that channel. Call the Customer Service Center to buy the
channel, or if you believe this message was displayed by
mistake.
•
You may have just plugged in the
receiver, and it is acquiring the
satellite signal. Or, the receiver
may have temporarily lost the
signal.
•
Wait a few minutes to see if the message is removed. Make sure
that all required cables are in place, and check that all cable
connections are tight and dry (for outdoor cables).
Make sure that the satellite dish has a clear line of sight to the
satellite. Check whether branches or leaves have grown into the
line of sight.
•
Check that the Signal Strength bar in the Point Dish/
Signal menu is green and displays the word Locked. If not,
contact your installer to re-aim the satellite dish.
013, 014
015
•
The receiver may not be
connected to an active telephone
line.
•
You must connect the receiver to an active telephone connection
at all times. If you install two or more receivers, you must
connect each receiver to an active telephone connection at all
times.
•
The credit limit may have been
exceeded.
•
Call the Customer Service Center for help checking the credit
limit, and/or to get authorization to make a purchase.
•
The satellite dish may have
moved so that it is no longer
picking up the satellite signal.
The cable connections may have
loosened or have moisture inside.
There may be an interruption of
the satellite signal.
•
If you have authorized the receiver, wait a few minutes to see if
the message is removed. Make sure that all required cables are
in place, and check that all cable connections are tight and dry
(for outdoor cables).
•
Make sure that the satellite dish has a clear line of sight to the
satellite. Check whether branches or leaves have grown into the
line of sight.
•
Check that the Signal Strength bar in the Point Dish/
Signal menu is green and displays the word Locked. If not,
contact your installer to re-aim the satellite dish. If you have not
authorized the receiver, call the Customer Service Center for
help.
•
Wait a few minutes to see if the message is removed. Make sure
that all required cables are in place, and check that all cable
connections are tight and dry (for outdoor cables).
Make sure that the satellite dish has a clear line of sight to the
satellite. Check whether branches or leaves have grown into the
line of sight.
•
Check that the Signal Strength bar in the Point Dish/
Signal menu is green and displays the word Locked. If not,
contact your installer to re-aim the satellite dish.
018
022
•
The receiver may have
temporarily lost the satellite
signal.
026
•
Pay-Per-View events cannot be
purchased until the receiver has
downloaded new software.
•
Turn the receiver off via the remote "Power" button and do not
disturb for the next 15 minutes. To change channels, press the
"Up" or "Down" arrow button on the remote or use the "Recall"
button to return to the last viewed channel.
•
You may have tried to set a VCR
Event Timer without having set
up the receiver to control the
VCR.
•
You must set up the receiver to control the VCR before you can
set a VCR Event Timer. See the Using the System for
instructions.
•
You may have tried to close an
installation menu without having
done the Check Switch test.
•
If your setup includes a multi-dish switch, you must do
the Check Switch test.
•
You may have aimed the satellite
dish at one satellite, but selected
the option for another satellite on
the Point Dish/Signal menu.
•
Make sure that you have selected the option for the right satellite
on the Point Dish/Signal menu.
•
Make sure that the cable(s) for the satellite you have selected are
connected to the LNBF that receives signals from that satellite.
You may have set up the receiver
to accept a transmission (a
“download”) of the latest
operating software via the
satellite signal.
•
It is very important for the receiver to get the latest operating
software, so let the receiver do so. The “download” may take
several minutes. Do not disturb or unplug the receiver during
this time.
028
032
059
060
•
061
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Message Number
Possible Reason
What to Do
•
The receiver gives you three
chances to enter the correct
password. If you fail to do so, the
receiver “times out” and will not
allow you to try again for several
minutes.
•
Wait a few minutes and then try again to enter the password.
Note: The “time out” feature is designed to prevent someone
from trying password after password until he or she happens to
guess the right one and so gains unauthorized access to the
receiver.
•
You may not have connected the
receiver to an active telephone
line. Or, the telephone line may
be defective.
•
Connect the receiver to an active telephone line.
Make sure that the telephone line to which you connect the
receiver is working properly.
•
Maybe the receiver is connected
to a DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line) phone line.
•
Install a DSL filter between the receiver and the telephone
wall jack.
•
You may have set up the receiver
to reset itself back to the “factory
defaults,” that is, the settings it
had when it was shipped from the
factory.
•
If you want to reset the receiver to its factory default settings,
select the Yes option. If not, select the No option.
074
Note: To be able to order Pay-Per-View programs, you must
keep the receiver connected to an active telephone line at all
times. If your setup includes more than one receiver, this applies
to each receiver. The receiver uses the telephone line to make
toll-free calls, usually in the middle of the night, to send
information to the Customer Service Center.
078, 079, 080
093
DISH Pro Twin LNBF
What’s Happening
When you run Check Switch, you do not
see "Twin" identified as a Device or LNBF.
All entries show "X"s.
What’s Wrong
What You Can Do
•
The DISH Pro Twin LNBF may not be
properly connected.
•
Check all cable connections in your
system and run Check Switch again.
•
Cables may be too long, over 200 feet.
•
Make sure cable length between
receiver and DISH Pro Twin does not
exceed 200 feet. Rerun check switch.
•
Cables may not be rated for 2150 MHz.
•
Make sure cable is rated for 2150 MHz.
Rerun check switch.
•
You may have DISH Pro Adapter
installed on a DISH Pro receiver.
•
Remove the DISH Pro Adapter; this
device is only for non-DISH Pro
receivers. Rerun check switch.
•
May have a non-DISH Pro switch or
LNBF or incompatible accessory
device* in the system.
•
Remove any non-DISH Pro switches/
LNBs or incompatible accessory
devices* from the system. All LNBs
and switches must be DISH Pro. Rerun
check switch.
When you run Check Switch, you see
"Twin" identified as the Device/LNBF and
Satellite shows "Conn" but you do not see
"Satellite Reception Verified".
•
The DISH Pro Twin LNBF is connected
but no satellite signal is present.
•
Check the point dish/signal screen to
confirm you have satellite signal. If not,
check your dish antenna to ensure the
DISH Pro Twin is installed properly, the
dish is pointed/peaked on the satellite
signal and there is nothing blocking the
signal path to the dish. Rerun check
switch.
When you run Check Switch, you see
"Satellite Reception Verified" but you see
"Feed" instead of "Twin" identified as the
Device/LNBF.
•
The DISH Pro Twin is connected but
something in the system may be
blocking the switch commands.
•
Check the cable path between the DISH
Pro Twin and the receiver and remove
any incompatible accessory devices*.
Rerun check switch.
When you run Check Switch, you do not
see "Twin" identified as a Device or LNBF,
but odd transponders are detected only on
one satellite.
•
You may have DISH Pro Adapter
installed on a DISH Pro receiver.
•
Remove the DISH Pro Adapter; this
device is only for non-DISH Pro
receivers. Rerun check switch.
•
May have a non-DISH Pro switch or
LNBF in the system
•
Remove any non-DISH Pro switches/
LNBs from the system. All LNBs and
switches must be DISH Pro. Rerun
check switch.
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What’s Happening
When you run Check Switch, you see
"Twin" identified as the Device/LNBF but
you only have signal confirmed from one
satellite.
What’s Wrong
•
The DISH Pro Twin LNBF is connected
but the dish may not be pointed to
receive signal from both 110 and 119
satellites.
What You Can Do
•
If the check switch summary screen
shows “119 W” on Dish Input 2, you
need to point your dish 9 degrees to the
east and repeak your dish. Rerun check
switch.
•
If the check switch summary screen
shows “110 W” on Dish Input 1, you
need to point your dish 9 degrees to the
west and repeak your dish. Rerun check
switch.
•
Make sure skew setting is correct for a
Dish 500 installation at your zip code.
Rerun check switch.
When you run Check Switch, you see
"Twin" identified as a Device or LNBF, but
only odd transponders are detected.
•
Cables may not be rated for 2150 MHz.
•
Make sure cable is rated for 2150 MHz
and all accessory devices are
compatible. Rerun check switch.
Getting receiver messages that signal is lost
or being acquired
•
Check the weather conditions to see if
heavy rain or snow could be temporarily
block the signal.
•
Wait for weather to clear up and restore
signal.
•
Check for any obstructions in way of the
dish like new growth on trees
•
Clear obstructions from the signal path.
* Compatible accessory devices must pass 2150 MHz signals, 22 KHz signals both directions (per DiSEqC 2.0
specifications), and pass DC power.
Using the Remote Control
What Is Happening
Possible Reason
What to Do
You cannot find the remote control.
•
N/A
•
Use the receiver front panel Control
Buttons to control the receiver until
you find the remote. If the remote
control is permanently lost or too
damaged to use, call the Service Center
to order a replacement.
When you press a button on the remote
control, the receiver does not do what you
expect.
•
The remote control may be missing
batteries, the batteries may be
incorrectly placed in the remote, or the
batteries may be weak or dead.
•
If the batteries are missing or dead,
insert fresh AAA-size batteries.
If the remote has fresh batteries, check
whether they are placed according to the
label diagram. If not, remove them and
place correctly.
•
You may be using the wrong remote
control (1 or 2) for the menus (TV1 or
TV2) you are trying to operate.
•
Make sure you are using Remote
Control 1 (2) to control TV1 (TV2)
menus.
•
You may be experiencing interference
from objects near your receiver antenna.
•
Make sure the UHF antenna is
connected to the receiver and not
touching anything else.
•
Vary the tilt angle of the receiver's UHF
antenna. Locate the UHF antenna tip
away from other electronics equipment
or metal surfaces, even if separated by
wooden shelving.
•
Move the receiver to different locations.
For best results, place the receiver as
high as possible, above all other
equipment in your entertainment center.
•
Place the UHF antenna outside the
entertainment center by using a coaxial
cable to connect it to the receiver.
Your UHF Pro remote control does not
work well from far away.
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What Is Happening
Possible Reason
When you press the remote control Power
button to turn the receiver ON, the receiver
front panel Power light does not light up.
You use a pyramid type IR extender (not a
“mouse tail”), and it does not seem to work.
What to Do
•
Other lights are too bright.
•
Try other remote control buttons to see
if the receiver is responding.
•
Remote control not operating properly
or the batteries are weak or dead.
The receiver power cord not plugged
into a power outlet, or there may be a
problem with the power.
•
Replace the remote batteries with fresh
ones.
•
Check that the receiver power cord is
not damaged, and that the plug is
inserted correctly into the outlet.
•
The remote control(s) may not be set to
the address(es) used by the satellite
receiver.
•
Make sure the remote control(s) are set
to the same address(es) used by the
satellite receiver. See page 43 for
information on changing the remote
control address.
•
You may be using the wrong remote
control (1 or 2) for the menus (TV1 or
TV2) you are trying to operate.
•
Make sure you are using Remote
Control 1 (2) to control TV1 (TV2)
menus.
•
If the receiver is in Single Mode, the
TV2 indicator will not light.
•
This is normal. No action required or
switch to Dual Mode.
•
The IR sensor on the extender that
receives the remote control signals may
not be facing the remote control.
The IR cable on the extender that sends
the signal to the receiver may not be
right in front of the IR sensor on the
receiver front panel.
•
Make sure that the extender that
receives the signal from the remote
control is facing the right way, so that
the IR sensor can receive the remote
control signals.
•
Make sure that the IR cable on the
extender that sends the signal to the
receiver is right in front of the IR sensor
on the receiver front panel, so that the
receiver IR sensor can receive the
signals.
•
If doing the above does not solve the
problem, contact the manufacturer of
the extenders for assistance.
•
Use a pyramid-type IR extender only
with Remote Control 1 which uses IR
signals.
•
Install a UHF attenuator.
•
You are using Remote Control 2 which
does not transmit IR signals.
Hearing A Program
What Is
Happening
The receiver front panel
TV1 and TV2 lights are on
and there is a good picture
on the TV set, but you do
not hear any sound.
You hear a foreign
language with a program.
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Possible Reason
What to Do
•
You may have muted the sound,
or set the volume so low that you
cannot hear it.
•
Check the volume level on the TV or audio device. Turn off the
mute or turn up the volume, as required.
•
The audio connections may not
be properly connected.
•
Check the audio connectors and cables from the receiver to the
TV or the sound system.
•
Check the TV speakers or the sound system.
•
Use the Alternate Audio Language menu to select the
language that you prefer.
•
You may have set the receiver to
an alternate audio language.
Troubleshooting Tables
Using the Menus
What Is
Happening
You were using a menu,
and it suddenly closed.
Possible Reason
The receiver has a time-out feature
that closes any menu after several
minutes of no activity. This will
discard any changes you have made,
but otherwise does no harm to the
receiver.
What to Do
Start over again.
Watching A Program
What Is
Happening
The receiver front panel
TV1 and TV2 lights are
on, but the TV image:
is black (no picture),
is frozen,
has break-ups,
has “snow,” or
shows small squares of
various colors.
Possible Reason
What to Do
•
The TV set may not be working
properly.
•
Make sure that the TV set is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Make sure the outlet has electrical power.
•
If the TV and the receiver are
working properly, there may be
interference with the satellite
signal. The TV may be wired to
the wrong input.
•
Make sure that the TV is turned on.
•
If the receiver is connected to the TV using only the CH 3-4
connections, make sure that the TV is tuned to channel 3 or 4
(whichever works best in your area) and that the receiver is set
to the same channel as the TV using the Modulator Setup
screen.
•
If the TV is receiving the signal through the in-home cabling
system from the CH 21-69 output on the receiver, make sure the
TV is tuned to the same channel as indicated in the receiver
Modulator Setup screen.
•
Make sure that the TV brightness and contrast are adjusted
correctly.
•
Make sure that the TV is connected properly to the receiver.
Make sure that the TV’s text mode and closed captioned
features are turned off.
•
If the TV is connected to the receiver using the RCA-type or SVideo connections, make sure the TV is set up to display from
the connected outputs.
•
Check that the system has been installed correctly. Make sure
that all required coaxial cables are in place, and check that all
cable connectors are tight and dry (for outdoor cables).
Make sure that the satellite dish has a clear line of sight to the
satellite. Check whether branches or leaves have grown into the
line of sight.
•
Make sure that the satellite dish is aimed at the satellite. Check
the strength of the signal using the Point Dish and Signal
Strength menu. Consult your installer to re-aim the dish, if
necessary, to obtain the maximum possible signal strength.
Note the local weather conditions. Heavy rain, snow, or cloud
cover may be interfering with transmission of the satellite
signal. Remove any snow or other debris which may have
collected on the satellite dish.
•
Enable Shared View (see page 51).
•
•
•
The TV may not be on the correct
channel.
The TV may not be set to display
from the correct input.
Shared View may be disabled
preventing picture on TV2.
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What Is
Happening
The receiver front panel
Power light is on, and
there is a picture on the
TV screen, but the picture:
Possible Reason
What to Do
•
The TV set may not be working
properly.
If the receiver is connected to the
TV using only the RF or VHF
connections, there may be a
strong local broadcast on the
same channel, or a channel
adjacent to the one to which the
TV is tuned.
There may be interference from
other nearby electrical devices
(such as cellular telephones,
computers, microwave ovens,
radios, stereos, or TVs).
•
Make sure that the TV brightness and contrast are adjusted
correctly, and that the TV is working properly.
Make sure that the TV is connected properly to the receiver.
Check other nearby electrical devices as possible sources of
interference. Check that all required coaxial cables are in place.
Check for moisture or water leaking into all connections. Dry
them out if needed, then seal them with coaxial cable sealant.
Check the dish-to-receiver cable run length; if it is over 100 feet,
call your dealer or installer.
A “black box” fills almost
all of the TV screen.
•
You may have turned on the
Closed Captioned feature on the
TV, and put that feature into Text
mode.
•
Using the TV remote control and/or menus displayed by the TV
(not the receiver remote control or the menus displayed by the
receiver), turn off the closed captioned feature.
The TV screen is all blue.
•
You may have connected the
receiver to an input on the TV
that is incorrect for the signal
output from the receiver.
•
Check your TV owner’s manual for the correct TV input to use
for the signal output from the receiver.
•
Shared View may be disabled
preventing picture on TV2.
•
Enable Shared View (see page 51).
has sparkles or is grainy,
has a herringbone pattern,
lacks color or vertical
hold, or wobbles, or
looks “washed out” or
fuzzy.
Using the Program Guide or the Browse Banner
What Is
Happening
Possible Reason
What to Do
In the Program Guide,
some channels have a red
background.
•
Red means that you have not
bought the program. You must
buy a channel before you can
tune the receiver to it.
•
If you want to buy a channel, call the Customer Service Center
at 1-800-333-DISH (3474).
You try to display future
programs in the Program
Guide or Browse
Banner, but find you
cannot.
•
The Program Guide and
Browse Banner can display
programs scheduled for an
extended, but not unlimited time
beyond the present.
•
Try displaying the Program Guide again later. By that time,
it may show programs for the time and date you want.
•
Turn the receiver off for about ten minutes. This will allow the
Program Guide to be updated.
You try to display
programs that have ended
in the Program Guide or
Browse Banner, but
find you cannot.
•
The Program Guide and
Browse Banner can display
only programs that have not yet
ended. These features cannot
display a time earlier than the
present.
•
Contact the program providers for details on past programs.
When you are using the
Program Guide or
Browse Banner, some
channels are missing.
•
You may have applied a Favorite
List other than the list named All
Chan.
•
You can change the applied Favorite List while using the
Program Guide, by pressing the remote control Guide button
repeatedly. You can choose another custom Favorite List, the
All Chan list, which includes all of the channels, or the All
Sub list, which includes all subscribed channels.
•
You may have set up the locks to
hide certain programming.
•
Unlock the receiver for the Program Guide to display hidden
channels.
•
If your setup includes a multidish switch, you may need to do
the Check Switch procedure.
•
Do the Check Switch procedure (see the installation
instructions
for details).
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Using Locks
What Is
Happening
Possible Reason
What to Do
You set a lock (for
example, a lock on
programs by ratings), but
the lock does not take
effect.
•
You may not have locked the
receiver.
•
You must lock the receiver to apply any lock that you have set.
You forgot the password,
so that you are unable to
unlock the receiver.
•
You may not have written down
the password, to keep it in a safe
place.
•
Call the Customer Service Center. You must provide account
information to the Customer Service Representative. If you
have set up a PIN, you will need to provide that, as well.
Changing Channels
What Is
Happening
Possible Reason
What to Do
You enter a desired
channel number. The
channel changes, but the
new channel is not exactly
the channel you entered.
•
You may have made a mistake
entering the channel number, or
the channel number you entered
may be invalid. If so, the channel
displayed is the closest possible
to the channel you entered. If you
entered the number for a channel
that you have not bought, the
receiver will change to the
channel and allow you to buy the
channel or display a message.
•
Carefully retry entering the channel number you want. Press the
remote control RECALL button to return to the previous
channel number.
You are scanning up or
down through the
channels, and the receiver
is skipping channels that
you know you have
bought.
•
If a Favorite List other than All
Chan is applied, the receiver
will skip channels that are not on
the applied list.
•
Select All Chan as the active Favorite List by pressing the
GUIDE button repeatedly. Unlock the receiver so that it does
not skip adult channels.
•
If you have set up the locks to
hide adult channels and the
receiver is locked, the receiver
will skip such channels.
•
If you want to buy a channel, call the Customer Service Center.
Using Favorites Lists
What Is
Happening
Possible Reason
What to Do
You press the remote
Guide button while the
Program Guide is
displayed. You find that
you can apply only the All
Chan list or the All Sub
list.
•
If you have not added channels to
any custom Favorite List, you
will be able to apply only the All
Chan list or the All Sub list.
•
You must add channels to a custom Favorite List before you can
apply it.
You try to change the
All Chan list or the All
Sub list. The receiver
displays an ERROR
message.
•
The receiver will not allow you
to change the All Chan list or the
All Sub list.
•
Choose another list to change.
Note: You can only change the All Sub list by changing what
channels you buy.
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You try to apply an empty
Favorite List. The receiver
displays an ERROR
message.
•
The receiver will not allow you
to apply an empty list.
•
Choose another list to apply, or add at least one channel to the
empty list.
A Favorite List does not
show channels that you
know you have added to it.
•
If you have set up the locks to
hide adult channels and the
receiver is locked, the Favorite
List will not show such channels.
•
Unlock the receiver for the list to show adult channels.
Buying a Pay-Per-View Program
What Is
Happening
Possible Reason
What to Do
Someone orders a PayPer-View program
without your permission.
•
You may have been away from
the receiver, and someone else
used it.
•
Lock the purchase of Pay-Per-View programs. Remember that
you are responsible for all Pay-Per-View purchases, whether or
not you authorize such purchases. If you lock Pay-Per-View
purchases, then anyone who wants to order a Pay-Per-View
program must enter the password.
You find that you are not
able to order a Pay-PerView program.
•
The receiver may not be
connected to an active telephone
line.
•
You must connect the receiver to an active telephone connection
at all times. If you install two or more receivers, you must
connect each receiver to an active telephone connection at all
times.
•
The credit limit may have been
exceeded.
•
Review your Pay-Per-View purchases to check the credit limit.
You find that you are not
able to cancel a Pay-PerView program.
•
You ordered a Pay-Per-View
program, and then decided not to
watch it.
•
You cannot cancel an order for a Pay-Per-View program,
whether it was just ordered or ordered earlier.
Your setup includes more
than one receiver. You
order a Pay-Per-View
program, but it does not
appear via all of the
receivers.
•
You ordered a Pay-Per-View
program, and want it to be
available via all the receivers in
your setup.
•
If you want to watch a Pay-Per-View program on TVs
connected to up to six receivers, you must order the program for
each receiver but you only pay for the program once.
Renting a DISH On Demand Program
What Is
Happening
Possible Reason
What to Do
Your receiver was just
installed but you can’t see
any DISH On Demand
Programs.
•
Your receiver is downloading the
DISH On Demand programming.
•
It will take a minimum of 24 hours after installation of your
satellite receiver for DISH On Demand to be available.
You were watching a
DISH On Demand
program when it suddenly
stopped.
•
You reached the end of your
rental.
•
You can re-rent the program. Check My Play List for the time
limit on the DISH On Demand programs you rent.
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Using the Telephone for Voice/Data/FAX
What Is Happening
While you are making a
telephone call, you hear
“clicks.”
Possible Reason
What to Do
•
The receiver may have tried to call •
the Customer Service Center to
send Pay-Per-View purchase
information. When the receiver
found that the telephone was busy,
it automatically disconnected.
You do not have to do anything. You can always use your
telephone line, because the receiver automatically hangs up if it
finds the line is busy.
The receiver cannot connect •
to DISH Network.
Maybe the receiver is connected to •
a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
phone line.
Install a DSL filter between the receiver and the telephone wall
jack.
You pick up the telephone to •
make a call, but you do not
hear a dial tone.
The receiver was calling the
Customer Service Center to send
Pay-Per-View information. When
the receiver found that the
telephone was busy, it
automatically disconnected.
Hang up, and then pick up the telephone again to get a dial tone.
Your computer or facsimile •
(FAX) machine tries to send
a FAX or modem
transmission, but fails.
The receiver was calling the
•
Customer Service Center to send
Pay-Per-View information. When
the receiver found that the
telephone was busy, it
automatically disconnected. The
FAX or modem found that there
was no dial tone, and cancelled the
transmission.
Resend the FAX or modem transmission.
Your computer or FAX
machine was receiving a
FAX or modem
transmission, but an error
occurred.
The receiver may have tried to call •
the Customer Service Center to
send Pay-Per-View purchase
information during the FAX or
mode call. When the receiver
found that the telephone was busy,
it automatically disconnected. This
generated “clicks” that caused an
error in the FAX or modem
transmission.
Have the sender resend the FAX or modem transmission.
•
•
Using Event Timers
What Is Happening
Possible Reason
What to Do
You try to set up an event
timer and the receiver
displays a message noting
that the program is locked.
•
You must enter the password
before you can create an event
timer for a locked program.
•
To be able to set up an event timer for the program, first enter the
password.
You try to set up an event
timer and the receiver
displays a message noting
that the program is a PayPer-View event.
•
You must order a Pay-Per-View
event before you can create an
event timer for it.
•
To be able to set up an event timer for the event, first order it.
You try to set up an event
timer, but the receiver
displays an Error message
giving you the option to
delete an event timer that
was set up earlier.
•
You already have set up the
•
maximum number of event timers.
To be able to set up a new event timer, delete one of the event
timers you set up earlier.
You set up an event timer,
•
but the receiver does not
tune to the channel of the
program, or does not record
the program.
•
You may have set up a Reminder
Event Timer but what you should
have set up is an Auto-Tune Event
Timer.
•
Remember that a Reminder Event Timer just reminds you that the
program is about to start. An Auto-Tune Event Timer reminds you
and tunes the receiver to the channel of the program.
If you are using Record Plus, it is
possible that someone at the other
TV may have cancelled the timer
when it activated.
•
Make sure you set up Record Plus timers when the other TV is not
being used.
You set up an event timer
•
for a program that is
repeated (such as a regularly
scheduled program), but the
timer does not operate for a
showing of the program.
You may have set up a timer with
an incorrect frequency.
•
Remember that a Once event timer operates just one time. A
Mon.-Fri. event timer operates Monday through Friday on the
same channel at the same time. A Daily event timer does the same,
Monday through Sunday. A Weekly event timer operates once a
week on the same channel at the same time.
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What Is Happening
You set up an event timer,
but the timer does not
operate at all.
Possible Reason
•
What to Do
The program time may have
•
changed so that the event timer
overlapped another event timer.
The program time may have
changed by more than twenty-four
hours.
If the receiver is ON and finds an event timer overlap, it will
display the Event Timer Scheduling Conflict menu. You
must edit or delete one of the overlapping event timers.
No event timer will operate if the program time changes by more
than twenty-four hours.
You set up a Once event
•
timer, but the timer operates
at a time different from what
you expect.
The program time changed.
•
A Once event timer always operates at the actual time of the
program.
You stop the operation of an •
event timer for one showing
of a program that is repeated
(such as a regularly
scheduled program), but the
timer operates for the next
showing.
Stopping the event timer applies
only to the current showing of the
program.
•
To stop all operations of a repeated event timer, you must delete
the event timer.
Note: The receiver deletes a Once event timer when it operates.
Using DVR Features
What’s
Happening
What’s Wrong
You find you can’t •
watch part of a
program you’re auto
recording.
You find the
receiver didn’t
on-demand record
a program.
What You Can Do
If the receiver runs out of room to auto •
record a program, it starts to erase the
oldest part of the program to make room
•
for new audio and video.
To make sure you can watch all of a program, on-demand record it instead
of auto recording it.
If you want to be able to watch all of a program you’re auto recording,
don’t change the channel. You can only auto record for about one hour.
•
When you change the channel, you
erase what’s stored in auto recording.
•
You can’t watch part of a “live”
program that hasn’t been broadcast yet,
because the receiver hasn’t recorded it
yet.
•
Maybe you didn’t press the remote
control RECORD button while you
watched the program or set an Event
Timer to record it.
•
To on-demand record a program, you must either press the remote control
RECORD button or set an Event Timer. If you set an Event Timer to
record the program, maybe the Event Timer was not set up right. See the
Event Timers table for help.
•
Maybe the receiver ran out of room
to on-demand record the program.
•
•
You may have had a signal outage
caused by bad weather during the
recording.
Check the “time Left” on the DishDVR Recorded Events menu.
If you “protect” many recorded programs, the receiver may not have
enough room to record any new programs.
You find the
receiver is missing
programs you
recorded.
If you don’t “protect” a recorded program,
and the receiver needs room to record a new
program, it may record over that recorded
program to have room.
Use the DishDVR Recorded Events menu to “protect” an on-demand
recorded program. This means the receiver will ask you before it records over
that recorded program. But note, if you “protect” many recorded programs,
the receiver may not have enough room to record any new programs.
When you open a
recorded program’s
info menu, some of
the options seem to
be missing.
On-demand
recording stores
only one program,
or only part of one
program.
You see menu options only when they
work. For example, the Start option
doesn’t show up unless you select a
recorded program.
You can use only the options you see on the menu. You won’t see all the
options at once. You’ll never see a “Record” option; to record a program you
must either press the remote control RECORD button or set an Event Timer.
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On-demand recording works by program
To record more than one program, or to record parts of one or more programs,
unless you set a manual event timer to start set a manual event timer.
and stop the recording at the times you set
yourself.
Device Codes
These tables contain the manufacturer codes for programming the remote to control your TV, VCR, DVD
player, or audio amplifier. Every attempt has been made to include all codes. If your device brand is not
listed or if the codes do not work, the remote may not control your device. In some cases, codes may
operate some but not all buttons shown in this guide.
TV Codes
TV
Programming in AUX mode:
Daewoo
505, 524, 526, 529,
530, 531, 573, 652,
653, 654, 658, 659,
663, 664, 665, 670,
672, 674, 684, 698,
719, 727
Codes
Daytron
526, 627, 652, 654,
658, 665, 670, 672
Infinity
566, 671
Dimensia
645, 650
JBL
566, 671
DISH Network
722, 742
JC Penney
Dixi
566, 620
505, 506, 516, 525,
526, 543, 546, 631,
645, 646, 650, 652,
653, 654, 658, 659,
664, 667, 668, 670,
673, 676, 678, 680,
690, 691, 701, 725,
726, 728, 730
Jensen
556, 573, 652, 654, 660
JVC
508, 557, 559, 642,
649, 655, 667, 673,
676, 726, 735, 736, 737
Kawasho
548, 561, 573, 652,
654, 664
Kenwood
506, 573, 652, 654,
656, 659, 660, 664,
679, 681
Kloss Novabeam
657, 663, 698, 723, 724
Konka
753
KTV
526, 539, 541, 573,
657, 658, 661, 662,
664, 665, 670, 696
670
Action
662
Admiral
514, 521, 605, 668,
669, 675
Aiko
727
Dumont
501, 627, 652
Aiwa
751
Electrohome
Akai
570, 573, 659, 660,
526, 573, 651, 652,
654, 656, 659, 660,
665, 670, 709, 728
A-Mark
620
Emerson
Amtron
657
Anam National
509, 541, 620, 651,
657, 661, 663, 698
AOC
505, 506, 519, 520,
573, 620, 627, 652,
653, 654, 659, 664,
665, 670, 672
526, 534, 535, 536,
537, 538, 539, 541,
573, 590, 627, 636,
642, 648, 652, 654,
655, 657, 658, 659,
660, 661, 662, 665,
666, 667, 669, 670,
677, 679, 682, 692,
696, 699, 720
743, 744, 745
Archer
620
Envision
506, 573, 652, 654,
660, 664
Fisher
542, 590, 683
Audiovox
620, 657, 662, 672
Fujitsu
534, 682, 694
Bell & Howell
590, 669, 675
Funai
Broksonic
752, 659, 661, 748
534, 541, 657, 661,
662, 677, 682, 694
Capehart
519, 627
GE
Citizen
506, 516, 523, 524,
525, 526, 590, 652,
654, 657, 658, 680, 727
508, 509, 543, 544,
630, 645, 646, 650,
651, 652, 654, 659,
661, 663, 665, 667,
668, 670, 673, 676,
681, 690, 691, 698,
701, 715, 716, 725,
728, 742
Classic
659
Colortyme
573, 627, 652, 654,
660, 667, 668, 671,
674, 679, 681
Contec/Cony
541, 655, 657, 661,
662, 726
Craig
536, 541, 657, 661,
662, 666, 667, 694
Crown
526, 536, 657, 666, 670
Curtis Mathes
506, 516, 526, 573,
590, 641, 645, 650,
652, 654, 658, 659,
660, 664, 665, 667,
668, 670, 674, 680,
703, 708
Codes
523, 526, 548, 549,
553, 554, 555, 585,
597, 626, 636, 638,
643, 648, 652, 654,
655, 665, 668, 669,
670, 672, 673, 702,
718, 726
A Mark
Apex
TV
Hitachi
Press 0 before entering the TV
code.
TV
Codes
Goldstar
505, 523, 526, 545,
546, 566, 573, 652,
653, 654, 655, 656,
658, 659, 660, 664,
665, 670, 671, 678,
693, 730, 747
Gradiente
660, 671
Granada
627, 670, 671
Lloyds
627, 679
Loewe
566
Logik
675
Luxman
523, 652, 654
LXI
563, 566, 590, 595,
667, 631, 635, 645,
646, 650, 654, 659,
668, 678, 683, 691,
701, 725
Magnasonic
573, 659, 660, 669,
672, 677
Magnavox
506, 520, 525, 536,
566, 567, 568, 573,
610, 652, 654, 656,
659, 660, 664, 665,
666, 669, 671, 673,
674, 677, 723, 724, 729
Grundig
670, 673
Hallmark
627, 652, 654, 659
Harmon/Kardon
561, 659
Majestic
675
Hinari
534
Marantz
506, 566, 573, 652,
654, 660, 664, 665,
671, 678, 681
Megatron
627, 654
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TV
Memorex
TV
Codes
590, 627, 653, 654,
659, 675, 678, 720
Quasar
MGA
504, 505, 506, 542,
571, 573, 627, 652,
653, 654, 656, 660, 728
Radio Shack/Realistic
Mitsubishi
504, 505, 542, 570,
571, 572, 573, 597,
623, 627, 652, 653,
654, 656, 659, 660,
664, 665, 670, 671,
705, 728
Montgomery Ward
675
Motorola
521, 605, 651
MTC
505, 506, 516, 523,
573, 627, 652, 653,
654, 659, 664, 667,
672, 680
Multitech
657
NAD
502, 617, 627, 631,
635, 637, 654
National
NEC
RCA
TV
Codes
508, 509, 651, 663,
673, 676, 698, 700, 747
526, 541, 590, 607,
612, 645, 650, 652,
654, 655, 657, 658,
661, 662, 663, 668,
670, 683, 698, 730
503, 505, 548, 586,
630, 633, 634, 636,
641, 645, 646, 648,
650, 651, 652, 653,
654, 656, 661, 663,
665, 667, 668, 670,
681, 691, 698, 701,
708, 715, 716, 725,
742, 749
Codes
Tatung
509, 651, 663, 698
Technics
508, 673, 676
Techwood
523, 573, 652, 654,
660, 676
Teknika
504, 505, 512, 516,
523, 524, 525, 526,
534, 536, 541, 573,
644, 652, 653, 654,
655, 657, 658, 661,
662, 664, 665, 666,
670, 672, 675, 680,
681, 682, 685, 726, 727
Telefunken
679
Toshiba
516, 590, 617, 631,
635, 667, 678, 680,
683, 688, 750
Runco
501
Sampo
506, 519, 652, 654,
658, 663, 664, 665,
698, 730, 746
Totevision
526, 658, 668
Ultra
672
505, 506, 516, 523,
526, 566, 573, 612,
627, 647, 652, 653,
654, 655, 656, 658,
659, 664, 665, 667,
669, 670, 679, 680,
704, 717, 730, 738
Universal
543, 690
Samsung
509
Vector, Research
506
Video Concepts
570, 661
Wards
536, 573, 607, 645,
650, 652, 653, 654,
656, 659, 664, 665,
666, 667, 668, 669,
674, 675, 677, 678,
682, 690, 715, 723,
724, 729
505, 506, 507, 517,
523, 573, 627, 651,
652, 653, 654, 660,
664, 665, 679, 681,
731, 732
Sansui
754
Nikkai
612
Sanyo
542, 590, 652, 683
Nikko
654, 672, 727
SBR
566
Onwa
541, 657, 661
Schneider
566
White, Westinghouse
659, 664, 670, 672, 674
Optimus
637
Scott
Yamaha
Optonica
521, 605, 607
505, 506, 573, 652,
653, 654, 656, 664,
666, 672, 679
Orion
694
526, 534, 537, 541,
600, 652, 654, 655,
657, 661, 662, 665,
670, 677, 682, 696, 701
Osaki
612
Sears
Panasonic
508, 509, 510, 512,
566, 644, 651, 662,
663, 668, 672, 673,
676, 685, 689, 698,
700, 716, 234, 247
523, 534, 542, 563,
590, 595, 601, 604,
617, 627, 631, 635,
645, 646, 650, 652,
654, 656, 659, 661,
668, 670, 682, 683,
688, 691, 703, 725, 726
Philco
Philips
Pioneer
Portland
Press 1 before entering the
VCR code.
Sharp
Signature
675
525, 566, 651, 652,
655, 656, 671, 690,
723, 724, 729
Solavox
612
Alba
546
Sony
500, 578, 640, 670, 690
Amstrad
588
Soundesign
525, 536, 541, 627,
652, 654, 657, 659,
661, 665, 666, 682
ASA
556
Audiovox
676
Starlite
657
Bell & Howell
581
Supra
523
Broksonic
559, 748
Sylvania
506, 525, 536, 566,
568, 569, 573, 600,
610, 652, 654, 656,
659, 660, 664, 665,
666, 671, 672, 674,
677, 723, 724, 729, 733
Bush
589
Calix
676
Canon
554, 678, 679
Capehart
546
632, 657, 662, 677,
692, 694
CCE
681
Citizen
534, 591, 592, 594,
675, 676, 677, 684
502, 548, 576, 636,
637, 648, 652, 654,
663, 665, 681, 708
505, 526, 573, 652,
654, 658, 659, 664,
665, 670, 727
680
Prism
676
Proscan
645, 646, 650, 668,
691, 725, 742
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Programming in AUX mode:
505, 506, 525, 536,
568, 573, 610, 651,
652, 653, 654, 655,
656, 659, 660, 664,
665, 666, 669, 671,
672, 674, 677, 723,
724, 729
Price Club
Proton
VCR Codes
513, 519, 526, 536,
585, 627, 652, 654,
655, 659, 660, 665,
666, 668, 670, 678
Symphonic
Tandy
521, 526, 585, 605,
607, 628, 629, 652,
654, 655, 658, 669,
670, 674, 679, 739,
740, 741
521, 605
VCR
CODES
Aiwa
588, 622, 623
Akai
513, 514, 515, 516,
517, 518, 520, 568, 682
Device Codes
VCR
CODES
VCR
CODES
VCR
CODES
Colortyme
592,
Magnasonic
685, 687
Saisho
506
Craig
591, 658, 675, 676,
681, 685, 687, 688
Magnavox
527, 533, 554, 556,
678, 679, 684, 685
Salora
567, 581
Samsung
554, 592, 594, 605,
607, 675, 677, 678,
679, 683, 684
Marantz
515, 517, 534, 579,
591, 675
Sansui
544, 562, 600, 674,
682, 685
506, 534, 546, 547,
559, 588, 684
Matsushita
678
Sanyo
Memorex
507, 533, 549, 554,
566, 581, 585, 588,
608, 675, 676, 678,
686, 687, 688
549, 581, 582, 583,
608, 675, 688
SBR
556
Schneider
589
Scott
508, 534, 559, 590,
684, 687
Sears
548, 549, 581, 584,
595, 608, 610, 676,
678, 680, 683, 684,
686, 687, 688
Curtis Mathes
Daewoo
Daytron
546
Denon
686
554, 556, 581, 585,
592, 594, 600, 602,
674, 677, 678, 683
Dimensia
607
MGA
512, 567, 568
Dumont
549
Minolta
595, 680, 686
Electrohome
512, 676, 687
Mitsubishi
Emerson
505, 506, 508, 509,
511, 512, 534, 559,
568, 588, 590, 618,
676, 678, 684, 687
512, 562, 567, 568,
570, 571, 595, 680, 687
Motorola
678
MTC
544, 588, 675, 685
Sentra
546
Finlandia
549
Multitech
579, 588, 675, 677, 681
Sharp
512, 585, 607, 625
Finlux
549, 556, 588
NAD
573
Shintom
589, 595, 681, 685
Fisher
548, 549, 581, 584,
588, 608, 610, 684, 688
NEC
Singer
678, 681, 685
Sony
500, 501, 502, 504
Fuji
678
562, 581, 592, 594,
600, 602, 674, 677,
682, 683
588
676
678
Funai
Nikko
STS
Noblex
675
Sylvania
554, 556, 567, 588,
678, 679
Olympus
678
Symphonic
588, 594, 683, 688
Optimus
676, 687
Tandy
581, 588
Optonica
585
Orion
506, 684, 687
Panasonic
Pentax
Garrard
588
GE
550, 551, 552, 554,
572, 591, 605, 607,
675, 678, 679
Go Video
557, 558, 620, 685
Goldstar
592, 594, 676, 687, 747
Goodmans
585, 589
Gradiente
588, 687
Granada
549, 581
Tashiko
588, 676
Tatung
594, 682,
523, 554, 598, 614,
628, 633, 678, 679,
684, 685, 688, 747
Teac
588, 594, 682
Technics
554, 633, 678,
592, 595, 677, 680,
683, 686
Teknika
554, 588, 676, 678, 687
Toshiba
534, 535, 567, 584,
590, 680, 684, 688
Grundig
556
Pentex Research
Harmon/Kardon
568, 592
Perdio
588
Totevision
591, 675, 676, 687
Harwood
681
Philco
554, 678, 679, 686
Unitech
675,
Hinari
589
Philips
554, 556, 585, 678, 684
Vector Research
Hitachi
536, 538, 539, 540,
588, 595, 597, 680,
682, 686
Pioneer
562, 573, 574, 575,
576, 600, 674, 680,
534, 592, 600, 674,
677, 683
Video Concepts
Portland
546, 677
534, 568, 592, 600,
674, 677, 683,
Proscan
605, 607,
Wards
Proton
685
534, 588, 595, 608,
675, 676, 678, 680,
681, 684, 687, 688
ITT
518
JC Penney
554, 581, 591, 592,
594, 595, 600, 674,
675, 676, 678, 679,
680, 681, 685, 686, 687
594
Quasar
554, 678, 679, 747,
XR-1000
588, 678, 681
512, 607, 608, 610, 687
Yamaha
581, 584, 588, 608,
675, 676, 678, 679
581, 592, 594, 600,
674, 682, 683
Zenith
500, 501, 533, 747
Jensen
595, 680, 682
Radio Shack
JVC
561, 562, 563, 581,
592, 594, 600, 674,
682, 686
Radio Shack/Realistic
Radix
676
Kenwood
562, 581, 592, 594,
600, 674, 677, 682, 683
RCA
KLH
681
518, 525, 527, 528,
591, 595, 605, 607,
615, 631, 649, 675,
678, 680, 686
Kodak
676, 678
Realistic
Lloyds
683, 688
Logik
589, 681, 685
534, 549, 554, 581,
584, 585, 588, 608,
675, 678, 679, 687, 688
Luxor
518
LXI
676
Ricoh
502
Runco
533
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Reference
TV/VCR Combo
DVD Players
Programming for
combination devices: Program
the remote control in TV mode
and then in VCR mode.
TV/VCR
Codes
Tuner/Amplifier
Codes
Mintek
710
Carver
653
Mitsubishi
629
Citizen
709
NAD
701
Curtis Mathes
734
Norcent
762
Denon
647, 674
Onkyo
713
Fisher
653, 741
Oritron
723
GE
711
Panasonic
639, 662, 663, 714,
715, 716, 717, 734
Goldstar
677, 690
Harmon/Kardon
640, 672, 751
Hitachi
717, 754
JBL
640
JVC
637, 683, 703, 725
Kenwood
649, 676, 691, 726,
728, 745
Luxman
752
Codes
Broksonic
748
Goldstar
747
Panasonic
747
Quasar
747
Philips
640, 641
Zenith
747
Pioneer
665, 718, 719
Proscan
720
Qwestar
721, 723
RCA
627, 650, 666, 690,
742, 749
Sampo
724
Magnavox
654, 705, 740
Samsung
651, 652, 667, 668,
691, 740, 741
Marantz
651, 740, 742, 743
DVD Player Codes
Programming in AUX mode:
Press 1 before entering the
DVD code.
DVD Players
Codes
Aiwa
634, 694, 751
Sansui
725, 754
NAD
739
Alpine
653
Sanyo
643, 726
Nakamichi
671, 748, 750
Apex
654, 655, 743, 744
Sharp
669, 727, 746
NEC
716, 739
Broksonic
656, 752
Sherwood
728
Onkyo
642, 660, 662, 678
Clarion,
696
Sony
617, 644, 645, 670,
671, 729, 730, 731
Optimus
648, 664, 734, 744,
749
Classic
695
Sylvania
658
Panasonic
Daewoo
657
643, 644, 652, 742,
746
Teac
732
Denon
697, 698, 699, 700
Pioneer
Technics
733
658, 667, 668, 679,
702, 734
Emerson
658, 701
Techwood
664
Proton
654, 705
Fisher
659
Toshiba
652, 742, 746
658
616, 646, 647, 672,
735, 736, 750,
Quasar
Funai
Radio Shack
744
GE
702, 703
Yamaha
737, 738, 739
RCA
635, 638, 704, 727
Go Video
692, 693
Zenith
648, 673
Sansui
753
GPX
704
Sanyo
741
Hitachi
632, 635, 660, 705,
706, 707
Sharp
712, 713, 714, 715,
749
JVC
636, 689, 708, 711
Sherwood
Konka
637, 638, 753
646, 670, 736, 738,
744
Koss
745
Sony
639, 645, 650, 687,
728, 729, 730
Magnavox
626, 661
Teac
684, 737
Memorex
709
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Tuner/Amplifier Codes
Programming in AUX mode:
Press 2 before entering the
tuner/amplifier code.
Tuner/Amplifier
Aiwa
Codes
636, 641, 656, 687,
718, 720, 724, 775,
726
Device Codes
Tuner/Amplifier
Codes
Technics
643, 644, 652, 742,
746
Toshiba
710
Yamaha
663, 730, 731, 732,
733, 745, 747
DVD/VCR Combo
DVD/VCR
Codes
Go Video
692,693
JVC
689
RCA
690
Samsung
667,691
TV/DVD Combo Codes
Programming for
combination devices:
Program the remote control in
TV mode and then in VCR (or
AUX - press 1 before entering
the DVD code) mode.
TV/DVD
Codes
Aiwa
751
Broksonic
752
Konka
753
Panasonic
734
RCA
749
Sansui
754
Toshiba
750
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Reference
Notes
Page 152
Index
Index
A
DVD Players 150
DVD/VCR 151
Tuner/Amplifier 150
TV 147
TV/DVD Combo 151
TV/VCR 150
VCR 148
Diagnostics 117
Digital Audio Out 25
Dish Antenna 39, 119
DISH Button 55
Dish Home 11
dish home Interactive TV 55
DISH On Demand 14, 66, 97
DISH Pass 77
DISH Pro Plus Separator 39
DISH Pro Wiring Diagrams 128
Dual Mode 2, 23, 27, 49, 67, 83, 94
DVD Player Codes 150
DVD/VCR Codes 151
DVR Buttons 57, 87
DVR Events 87
DVR Features 14, 85
DVR Record Event 19, 80, 83, 84
Address
Changing 43
Checking 44
Alternate Audio 103
Antenna
Adjusting 44
Attenuator 44
Off-Air 42
Remote Control 28
Arrow Buttons 54
Arrows/Select 23
Auto Recording 85
Automatic Timer 75
B
Back Panel 24
CH 3–4 Out 24
CH 21–69 Out 25
RCA Out 24, 26
Remote Antenna 26
Satellite In 26
S-Video Out 24
Telephone Jack 26
TV Antenna/Cable In 25
TV1 Connections 24
TV2 Connections 25
Batteries 28
Installing or Changing 28
Low Battery Warning 28
Browse Banner 8, 59, 64, 65
Displaying Information 64
C
Caller ID 101
Cancel Button 55
CH 3–4 Out 24
CH 21–69 Out 31
Check Switch 118
Confirm Remote Control 1 Operation 30
Confirm Remote Control 2 Operation 35
Connecting the Receiver to the Phone
Line 38
D
Daily Schedule 72, 74
Default Settings 102
Deleting a Timer 78
Device Codes
E
Entering Text 61
F
Factory Default Setting 102
Factory Defaults 102
Favorites 13
Favorites Lists 67
Activating 69
Changing 68
Creating 68
Dual Mode 67
Naming 69
Single Mode 68
Using 67
Fixed Images 5
Front Panel 23
Arrows/Select 23
Buttons 23
Menu 23
Mode Button 23
Mode Indicator 23
Power 23
Recording 23
Smart Card Door 23
System Info 23
TV1 Power 23
TV2 Power 23
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Program Guide 10, 58, 62
Selecting a Choice 60
System Setup 12
Themes and Search 7, 10, 59
Mode Button 23
Mode Buttons 111, 113, 114
Mode Indicator 23
Modes
Dual 23, 27, 49, 67, 83, 94
Single 2, 19, 23, 27, 57, 68, 79, 94
Switching 52
Modulator Setup 37
Moving DISH Network Logo 5
Mute Button 53, 111, 115
G
Getting Started 6
Finding Programs to Watch 7
Ordering Your Programming 6
Guide Button 53
H
Hiding Adult Channels 98
Highlighting a Choice in a Menu 60
Highlighting Menu Options 59
I
N
Inactivity Standby 106
Info Button 54
Installation Summary 40
Installing Batteries 28
Nearby TV 2, 49
Changing Output Channels 37
Coaxial Connections 29
Connecting 29
Mode Indicator 23
Power 23
RCA and S-Video Connections 30
Recording 23
Remote Control 27
Remote Control 1 3, 30
Remote Control 2 35
TV1 Connections 24
TV1 Power 23
Number Pad Buttons 55, 61, 112, 114
L
Languages, Changing 103
Locking and Unlocking the Receiver 94
Locking Receiver Front Panel 97
Locks 12, 93, 94
Adult Channels 98
Channel Locks 96
DISH On Demand 97
Front Panel 97
Password 98
Pay-Per-View 97
Rating Locks 95
Low Battery Warning 28
O
Off-Air, Connecting 42
On-Screen Messages 136
Open and Close Menus 58
Ordering Your Programming 6
Output Channels 37
M
Main Menu 9, 58
Manual Timer 76
Menu Button 53
Menus 58
Alternate Audio 103
Browse Banner 8, 59
Cancelling a Procedure 61
Customer 11
DISH Home 11
Factory Defaults 103
Favorites 67
Front Panel Menu Button 23
Highlighting Choices 60
Highlighting Options 59
Installation Summary 40
List of Choices 60
Locks 12, 93
Main 9
Main Menu 58
Modulator Setup 37
Open and Close 58
Phone System 38
Preferences 13
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P
Page Up and Page Down Buttons 53,
113
Password 98
Pay Per View
Locks 97
Ordering 66
Stay Legal 159
Personal Identification Number 101
Phone Line
Connecting 38
Setup 38
Picture in Picture (PIP) 20, 50
PIP Button 50, 57
Point Dish 118
Position Button 50, 57
Pound Button 56
Power 23
Power Button 113
Power Buttons 52, 111, 115
Index
Preferences 13
Program Banner 64
Program Guide 10, 19, 58, 62, 79, 83
Purchase History 67
Resetting the Receiver to Factory
Default Settings 102
Resetting Your Receiver 117
S
Q
Satellite In 26
Search 91, 92
Select Button 54, 112, 115
Selecting a Choice in a Menu 60
Settings, Factory Default 102
Shared View 51
Showing Adult Channels 98
Single Mode 19, 23, 27, 57, 68, 79, 94
Skipped Timers 72
Smart Card Door 23
Special Considerations When Using
Timers 73
Standby, Inactivity 106
Star Button 56
Stay Legal
Be Careful About Recording
Copyrighted Programs and Films
90
Staying Legal 159
S-Video Out 24
Swap Button 57
Swap button 50
System Info 23
System Setup 12
Quick Tours
Basic Features 7
DVR Features 14
Menus 9
Using Picture in Picture (PIP) 20
Watch and Record 19
R
RCA Out 24, 26
Reasons Why Timers are Skipped 72
Recall Button 54, 112, 113
Record Plus 19, 81
Recordings 69
Recover Button 35, 36, 56
Remote Antenna 26
Remote Control
Other Features 116
Switch Between TV and Device
Volume Control 116
Remote Control 1 (Green) 27
Change the Address 43
Using 52
Remote Control 2 (Blue) 3, 27, 35
Change the Address 43
Recover Button Programming 35
Using 52
Remote Controls 26, 106, 107
Antenna 28
Attenuator 44
Batteries 28
Buttons 111
Change the Address 43
Control Other Devices 106, 107
Installing or Changing Batteries 28
Limited Mode 107
Low Battery Warning 28
Modes 106
Optimize 43
Remote Control 1 Operation 30
Remote Control 2 35
Remote Control 2 Operation 35
Switch Audio Control 116
Types 27
UHF 3
Using 52
Remote TV 2, 49
Changing Output Channels 37
Connections 31
Mode Indicator 23
Recording 23
Recover Button 35
Remote Control 27
TV2 Connections 25
TV2 Power 23
T
Telephone Jack 26
Text Fields 61
Themes 54, 90
Themes and Search 7, 10, 59
Search 91
Search History 92
Themes 90
Timers and Recordings 69, 73
Daily Schedule 72
Deleting a Timer 78
Reasons Why Timers are Skipped 72
Setting Up a DISH Pass Timer 77
Setting Up an Automatic Timer 75
Special Considerations When Using
Timers 73
Timer Frequency 70
Timer Options 71
Timer Priorities 70
Timer Types 70
Timers List 71, 73
Troubleshooting Tables
Buying a Pay-Per-View Program
144
Changing Channels 143
DISH On Demand 144
DISH Pro Twin LNBF 138
DVR Features 146
Event Timers 145
Favorite Lists 143
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Hearing a Program 140
Locks 143
Menus 141
On-Screen Messages 136
Program Guide or the Browse
Banner 142
Remote Control 139
Telephone for Voice/Data/FAX 145
Watching a Program 141
Troubleshooting Tools
Diagnostics 117
Point Dish and Check Switch 118
Tuner/Amplifier Codes 150
TV 2 Connections 25
TV Antenna/Cable In 25
TV Codes 147
TV/DVD Combo Codes 151
TV/VCR Codes 150
TV/Video Button 53, 111, 113
TV1
Changing Output Channels 37
Coaxial Connections 29
Locking and Unlocking the Front
Panel 97
Power 23
RCA and S-Video Connections 30
TV1 Connections 24
Channel 3–4 Out 24
RCA Out 24
S-Video Out 24
TV Antenna/Cable In 25
TV1 Power 23
TV2
Changing Output Channels 37
Recover Button 35
TV2 Connections
CH 21–69 Out 25, 31
Power 23
RCA Out 26
U
UHF Antenna 28
Unlocking Receiver Front Panel 97
Unlocking the Receiver 94
Up and Down Arrow Buttons 112, 115
Updates 105
V
VCR Buttons 114
VCR Codes 148
View TV Button 55
Virtual Keyboard 61
Volume Button 53, 112, 115
W
Warranty 153
When the Receiver is Off 73
Wiring Diagrams 128
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Receiver Information
Write the following information in the spaces provided below. You may need to provide this information if you call
the Service Center. To get the Conditional Access Numbers, display the Important System Information menu
(see Ordering Your Program Packages).
Purchase Location Name:
Purchase Location Telephone Number:
Receiver Serial Number:
Receiver Conditional Access Number
Smart Card Conditional Access Number:
Remote Control Settings
Remote Control 1
Remote Control 2
TV1 (Channel 3 or 4)
TV2
Remote Control Address (SAT Mode)
TV Code (TV Mode)
VCR Code (VCR Mode)
Auxiliary Code (AUX Mode)
TV Channel Settings
TV Channel
136838
AFFIX THESE TO CABLES THAT CONNECT
TO THE BACK OF THE RECEIVER
AFFIX THESE TO THE TV SET
CH 3
CH 4
CH
CH
See Chapter 2, Receiver Description & Installation
Instructions for details on using these labels
Use these labels to help remind
you of the channel you should use
to watch Satellite TV
NOTES:
1. SEE PAGE 1 FOR COLOR AND MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS.
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Appendix
Limited Warranty
This Limited Warranty is a legal document. Keep it in a safe place. Remember to retain your Bill of Sale for
warranty service! Any items returned without a copy of the Proof of Purchase will be considered out of
warranty.
What the Warranty Covers
This warranty extends only to the original user of the equipment and is limited to the purchase price of each part.
EchoStar Technologies Corporation and its affiliated companies ("EchoStar") warrant this system against defects in
materials or workmanship as follows:
•
Labor: For a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase, if EchoStar determines that the equipment is
defective subject to the limitations of this warranty, it will be replaced at no charge for labor. EchoStar warrants any
such work done against defects in materials or workmanship for the remaining portion of the original warranty
period.
•
Parts: For a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase, EchoStar will supply, at no charge, new or
re-manufactured parts in exchange for parts determined to be defective subject to the limitations of this warranty.
EchoStar warrants any such replacement parts against defects in materials or workmanship for the remaining part of
the original warranty period.
Note: "Parts" means items included in this package, which may include the satellite dish assembly, receiver,
LNBF, remote control, or dish mounting hardware. It does not include other parts purchased separately.
What the Warranty Does Not Cover
•
•
•
•
This warranty does not cover installation of the system. If applicable, such installation will be warranted under a
separate installation agreement.
This warranty does not cover consumer instruction, physical setup or adjustment of any consumer electronic
devices, remote control batteries, signal reception problems, loss of use of the system, or unused programming
charges due to system malfunction.
This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage, damage due to lightning, electrical or telephone line surges, battery
leakage, fire, flood, or other acts of Nature, accident, misuse, abuse, repair or alteration by other than authorized
factory service, use of accessories not recommended by the receiver manufacturer, negligence, commercial or
institutional use, or improper or neglected maintenance.
This warranty does not cover equipment sold AS IS or WITH ALL FAULTS, shipping and handling, removal or
reinstallation, shipping damage if the equipment was not packed and shipped in the manner prescribed, nor
equipment purchased, serviced, or operated outside the continental United States of America.
Legal Limitations
REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
ECHOSTAR SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS SYSTEM, NOR FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO
USE, THIS SYSTEM. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ECHOSTAR'S LIABILITY, IF ANY, EXCEED
THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THIS SYSTEM. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS SYSTEM IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD OF THIS
WARRANTY. ECHOSTAR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO HONOR THIS WARRANTY IF
ECHOSTAR DETERMINES ANY OF THE ABOVE EXCEPTIONS TO HAVE CAUSED THIS SYSTEM NOT
TO HAVE PERFORMED PROPERLY. THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE VOID IF ANY FACTORY-APPLIED
IDENTIFICATION MARK, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SERIAL OR CONDITIONAL ACCESS
NUMBERS, HAS BEEN ALTERED OR REMOVED. THIS WARRANTY SHALL ALSO BE VOID IF THE
RECEIVER HAS BEEN OPENED BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON.
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If You Need Assistance
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-333-DISH (3474). Have the date of purchase and either your customer account
number, the receiver conditional access number, or the receiver model number ready. Display the Important System
Information menu to find these numbers.
A Customer Service Representative will assist you.
If the Representative determines you should return any equipment, you will be directed to call a Return Authorization
representative. Before shipping any equipment, you must talk to a Return Authorization representative and must obtain a
Return Authorization (RA) number.
You will be given the appropriate address for which to return your equipment. Whether under warranty or not, you will be
responsible for the cost of shipping back the defective equipment. For faster service, see the Advance Exchange Program
below.
Returned equipment must be packaged properly, using either the original shipping materials or the packaging in which the
replacement equipment is shipped. Include a copy of the Bill of Sale. Any items returned without a copy of the Proof of
Purchase will be considered out of warranty. Follow the instructions given to you by the Customer Service Representative.
Write the RA number in large, clearly visible characters on the outside of the shipping box that you use to return the
equipment. To avoid confusion and misunderstandings, shipments without an RA number clearly visible on the outside of
the box will be returned to you at your expense.
Advance Exchange Program
The Advance Exchange Program allows you to have replacement equipment shipped immediately to you (depending upon where
you live, it could take three to five business days). Along with replacement equipment, you will receive a prepaid shipping label
and instructions on how to return the defective equipment.
The shipping charge, for receiving replacement equipment and returning the defective equipment, is a one-time fee based on
EchoStar's competitive bulk shipping rates (additional charges may apply outside of the continental US). This fee will be charged
to your billing account or your valid credit card.
If you do not ship the defective equipment to EchoStar within ten days after receiving the replacement, your billing account or
credit card will be charged the market price of the replacement. If you return the defective equipment after ten days, you will
receive a full refund less an administrative fee.
If your equipment is out of warranty and can be repaired your billing account or credit card will be charged the standard repair fee
for the replacement. If damage to the defective equipment is found, which EchoStar in its sole discretion determines has voided the
warranty, or makes the equipment unrepairable, billing account or credit card will be charged the market price of the replacement.
Post Receipt Exchange Program
You may choose to ship the equipment to us at your cost. To provide faster service, upon receipt of your equipment you will be
shipped a replacement. Your original equipment will not be available for return.
The equipment you return will be checked to verify whether it is covered under this warranty. If the defective equipment is
covered under this warranty, it will be replaced and shipped back to you at no additional cost (additional charges may apply
outside of the continental US).
If your equipment is out of warranty and can be repaired your billing account or credit card will be charged the standard repair fee
for the replacement. If damage to the defective equipment is found, which EchoStar in its sole discretion determines has voided the
warranty, or makes the equipment unrepairable, your billing account or credit card will be charged the market price of the
replacement.
Accessory Warranty
An accessory is any DISH Network branded equipment, displaying the DISH Network logo, excluding the receiver, cables and
hookups, and non-mechanical components. A one-year warranty becomes effective upon the activation of the DISH system or date
of purchase, if bought separately. A proof of purchase is required to verify the purchase date. If an accessory has an expired
warranty, no exchange will be issued. You may purchase replacement accessories from DISH Network or your local retailer.
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Residential Customer Agreement
Residential Customer Agreement
THIS RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE UNTIL REPLACED. THIS DOCUMENT DESCRIBES THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH DISH NETWORK WILL PROVIDE ITS SERVICE TO YOU. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY AND WE WILL CANCEL YOUR SERVICE. IF YOU ARE A
NEW DISH NETWORK CUSTOMER, YOUR ACTIVATION OF A DISH NETWORK ACCOUNT AND RECEIPT OF DISH
NETWORK SERVICES SHALL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WILL BE LEGALLY BINDING UPON YOU.
IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING DISH NETWORK CUSTOMER, YOUR CONTINUED RECEIPT OF DISH NETWORK SERVICES
FOLLOWING RECEIPT OR PUBLICATION BY DISH NETWORK ON ITS WEB SITE OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL
CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND, ACCORDINGLY, THEY WILL BE LEGALLY
BINDING ON YOU.
Thank you for choosing DISH Network for your television service provider.
DISH Network is happy to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with technical and other customer support through the
following toll-free number and email address
1-800-333-DISH (3474)
feedback@echostar.com
or you may write to:
DISH Network
Customer Service Center
P.O. Box 33577
Northglenn, CO 80233
and, for general knowledge, try our website at www.dishnetwork.com.
“DISH Network” is a trademark of EchoStar Satellite L.L.C.
1. THE DISH NETWORK SERVICE
A. Services Defined. DISH Network offers a wide variety of video and audio programming and other services and we are
constantly striving to add new services to our lineup. For purposes of this Agreement the term "Services" shall mean the
programming available on DISH Network (whether subscription based or pay per view based) and any other services that we
may provide to consumers either now or in the future. For purposes of this Agreement the terms "You" or "Your" refer to
you, the DISH Network subscriber.
B. Programming Changes. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, you may change your programming selection at
any time by notifying us. A fee may apply to such changes (Change of Service Fee). In addition, you may be charged a fee
(Service Access Fee) if you fail to subscribe to one of DISH Network's basic programming packages which include America's
Top 60, America's Top 120, America's Top 180, DISH Latino or DISH Latino Max.
C. Programming Availability. Certain Services transmitted by us, including but not limited to some subscription Services,
sporting events and broadcast network Services, may be blacked out in your area of reception. If you circumvent or attempt to
circumvent any of these blackouts, you may be subject to legal action. You must be at least 18 years of age, or the applicable
age of majority where you reside, in order to receive adult-oriented programming services.
D. Ordering Pay Per View. You may order DISH Network pay-per-view Services by using your on-screen Program Guide and
remote control unit to select the movies and other events we offer. To order DISH Network pay-per-view Services, your DISH
Network DBS digital receiver must be connected to a telephone outlet. You may also order DISH Network special events and
pay-per-view Services over the telephone by calling the Customer Service Center or by using our automated system through
the following toll-free number:
1-877-DISH-PPV (347-4778) for ordering movies
A fee will apply for use of the automated system (Pay-Per-View Automated Fee) or the Customer Service Center (Pay-PerView Fee).
E. Private Viewing. DISH Network provides Services to you for your private home viewing, use and enjoyment. You agree
that the Services provided will not be viewed outside of your private residence. You are permitted to exhibit the Services
solely in your private residence and not in any other areas. The Services may not be rebroadcast, transmitted, recorded or
performed, nor may admission be charged for listening to or viewing any Services provided by us. If we later determine that
you utilized your DISH Network Equipment (including any additional DISH Network receivers) or sold, leased or otherwise
gave possession of the same to a third party who you knew or reasonably should have known intended to use it to permit the
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viewing of the Services in a commercial establishment or any other area open to the public, we may terminate the Services and in
addition to all other applicable fees, you agree to pay us the difference between the price actually paid for the Services and the full
commercial rate for such Services, regardless of whether we have or had the commercial rights to distribute such Services in a
commercial establishment. The payment of that amount and/or the termination of Services shall not prejudice our ability to
exercise any other rights and remedies we may have under this Agreement, at law, in equity, or otherwise.
F. Additional Receivers. DISH Network will allow you to place up to five additional receivers on your account. Each additional
receiver would be authorized to receive the same Services as your initial receiver. Unless your receiver is rented from DISH
Network in which case a monthly rental fee will apply, DISH Network will charge you a monthly Additional Outlet Programming
Access Fee for each additional receiver added to your account. This option is only available if your initial DISH Network receiver
and all additional receiver(s) are located at the same residence and are continuously connected to the same telephone line. If you
desire to receive Services at two different locations, you must open a separate account for each location. You agree that you will
not directly or indirectly use a single account for the purpose of authorizing Services for multiple DISH Network receivers that are
not all located in the same residence and connected to the same phone line. If we later determine that you did, we may terminate
your Services and, in addition to all other applicable fees, you agree to pay us the difference between the amounts actually
received by us and the full retail price for the Services authorized for each DISH Network DBS receiver on the account, whether
owned by you or not. The payment of that amount and/or the termination of Services shall be in addition to any other rights and
remedies we may have under this Agreement, at law, in equity, or otherwise.
G. Changes in Services offered. DISH Network reserves the right to change the Services that we offer, and our prices or fees
related to such Services at any time. If the change affects you, we will provide you notice of the change and its effective date. The
notice may be provided on your billing statement or by other communication permitted under Section 9B. In the event of a change
in the contents of any programming, programming packages or other Services, you understand and agree that we have no
obligation to replace or supplement the programming, programming packages or other Services previously offered that have been
deleted, rearranged or otherwise changed. You further understand and agree you will not be entitled to any refund because of a
change in the contents of any programming, programming packages, or other Services previously offered.
H. Multi-Month Subscriptions. For multi-month subscriptions, you may downgrade the Services only at the time of renewal. You
may not downgrade the Services during the term of the multi-month subscription.
I. Fees for Receivers that Independently Support Multiple Televisions. Additional fees may apply for a receiver which supports
independent viewing of programming on multiple televisions.
2. BILLING POLICIES AND PAYMENTS FOR SERVICES
A. You agree to pay all amounts billed for Services and to pay all taxes, fees and other charges, if any, which are now or may in the
future be assessed on the Services you receive from us. Unless you prepay for a multi-month subscription to Services, we will bill
you each month, in advance, for Services ordered by you or anyone who uses your DISH Network Equipment, whether with or
without your permission, until you cancel the Services. The bills you receive will show the total amount due, the payment due
date, payments, credits, purchases and other charges to your account.
B. You agree to pay us in full monthly by the payment due date for the Services and for any other charges due us, including any
fees set forth in this Section 2. Payment of your bill after the due date will result in you paying us a Late Payment Fee. Other fees
and charges may also be assessed. If partial payments are made, they will be applied first to the oldest outstanding bill. If you send
checks or money orders marked "payment in full," we can accept them without losing any of our rights to collect any other
amounts owed by you, notwithstanding your characterization of the payment. DISH Network does not extend credit to our
customers, and the Late Payment Fee is not interest, a credit service charge or a finance charge. You understand and agree that in
the case of late payment or nonpayment for any Services ordered by you or for any of the charges stated below, we may report
such late payment or nonpayment to credit reporting agencies. If you do not pay your bill by the due date, we have the right to
disconnect your Services at any time thereafter, in our sole discretion. DISH Network may require you to pay all past due charges,
a Reconnect Fee, a deposit equal to a minimum of one month's advance charges and all outstanding balances accrued through the
date of deactivation, before we reconnect your Services. Deposits will not be held segregated from other funds and shall not earn
or accrue interest.
C. If you at any time fail, neglect, or refuse to make timely payments hereunder, or if a petition in bankruptcy shall be filed on your
behalf or against you, or if you take advantage of any insolvency law or become insolvent or make an assignment for the benefit of
creditors, or if a receiver, liquidator, or trustee is appointed for your property or affairs, we shall be wholly relieved from our
obligations hereunder.
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D. If you paid for an annual or other multi-month subscription to any Services and your account is past due for any amounts
owed to us, at our option we may suspend any or all Service until payment is received, and/or convert your annual or other
multi-month subscription to a monthly subscription. If we convert your multi-month subscription to a monthly subscription,
we will first apply the amount you paid for your multi-month subscription to any past due amounts and then any remaining
amounts to future obligations. If we elect to offset the amount paid for the remaining portion of a multi-month subscription
against amounts past due, you agree to pay, in addition to all other applicable fees, the Offset Fee set forth below for each
month and partial month that the multi-month subscription was previously received.
E. If we use a collection agency or attorney to collect money you owe us or to assert any other right which we may have
against you, you agree to pay the reasonable costs of collection or other action. These costs might include, but are not limited
to, the costs of a collection agency, reasonable attorney's fees and court costs. If there are billing errors or other requests for
credit, you can contact our Customer Service Center by telephone or in writing. You must contact us within sixty (60) days of
the time you receive the billing statement for which you are seeking corrections. Failure to timely notify us of a dispute shall
constitute acceptance of the bill. Undisputed portions of the billing statement must be paid before the next billing statement is
issued to avoid an administrative fee for late payment. All payments for Services must be made directly by you to us. DISH
Network shall have no obligation to provide Services for which payment is made by you to a third party.
F. In addition to the amounts due for Services, you agree to pay the fees referenced below ("Fees") when applicable. DISH
Network reserves the right to increase these Fees or add additional Fees in the future, in our sole discretion:
Smart Card Replacement Fee
$50.00
Additional Outlet Programming Access Fee
(monthly, per receiver)
$4.99
Late Payment Fee
$5.00
Change of Service Fee
$5.00
Duplicate Billing Statement Fee
$2.00
Overnight Delivery Fee
$18.00
Restart Fee
$25.00
Returned Payment Fee
$25.00
Service Access Fee (monthly)
$5.00
Offset Fee
$2.00
Ledger Request Fee
$5.00
Pay-Per-View Automated Fee
$1.00
Pay-Per-View Fee
$5.00
3. CANCELLATION OF SERVICE
A. Your Service will continue until cancelled as provided for herein. Your subscription will be automatically renewed unless
you contact us to cancel as provided for in the next paragraph.
B. You have the right to cancel your Service for any reason at any time by notifying us via telephone or in writing at the phone
number or address set forth on page 1, above. Please be aware that certain promotional offers have a minimum subscription
commitment (usually 12 months) and if you cancel your service prior to the expiration of that commitment, certain early
termination fees may apply.
C. DISH Network has the right to terminate your Services at any time without providing notice to you if: (i) you fail to pay
your bill when it is due; (ii) we receive confirmation that you have received the Services, or any part of the Services without
paying for them; or (iii) you otherwise violate the terms of this Agreement.
D. If your Service is cancelled for any reason, you are still responsible for payment of all outstanding balances accrued,
including any applicable Fees.
E. You understand that charges for Services, once charged to your account, are nonrefundable. For monthly subscriptions, the
cancellation will be effective at the end of the period covered by the last monthly bill. No refunds or credits will be provided
in connection with the cancellation of monthly subscriptions. For annual or other multi-month subscriptions, the cancellation
will be effective as of the date the multi-month subscription expires. Because you are receiving a discounted price in
exchange for your agreement to pay for your services on an annual or other multi-month basis, in the event you cancel the
Services prior to expiration of your multi-month subscription, you understand and agree that you are not entitled to any
refund or credit for the unused portions of the multi-month subscription and that we have the right to retain any prepaid
monies as liquidated damages.
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4. EQUIPMENT
A. In order to receive the Services it will be necessary for you to purchase or lease certain reception equipment consisting
primarily of a DISH Network compatible satellite receiver, and remote control (“Equipment”). You may also be provided with a
conditional access card (“Smart Card”) that is inserted into your satellite receiver. The Smart Card remains the property of
EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. Any tampering or other unauthorized modification to the Smart Card is strictly prohibited and may result
in, and subject you to, legal action. You agree to return the Smart Card to us upon request.
B. Smart Cards are nontransferable. Your Smart Card will only work in the DISH Network receiver to which it was assigned by
DISH Network. If you report to the Customer Service Center that your Smart Card was lost, damaged, defective or stolen we will
replace it, as long as there is no evidence of unauthorized tampering or modification. A replacement fee will apply. In addition, in
order to minimize downtime for your Equipment, DISH Network will, upon your request, deliver a replacement Smart Card to you
via overnight delivery. Our Overnight Delivery Fee will apply.
C. DISH Network reserves the right to alter software in your DISH Network receiver, and provide content to DVR products,
through periodic downloads. DISH Network will use commercially reasonable efforts to schedule these downloads to minimize
interference with or interruption to your Service.
D. Your DISH Network receiver contains certain components and software which are proprietary to DISH Network. You agree
that you will not try to reverse-engineer, decompile or disassemble any software or hardware contained within your receiver or our
Smart Card. Such actions are strictly prohibited and may result in the termination of your Services and/or legal action.
E. For proper operation of your Equipment, DISH Network requires that you connect each DISH Network receiver on your
account to a telephone line. For accounts containing multiple receivers, each receiver must be connected to the same telephone
line. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in interruption of service.
F. If your DISH Network Equipment is stolen or otherwise removed from your premises without your authorization, you must
notify our Customer Service Center immediately, but in any event not more than three (3) business days after such removal to
avoid liability for payment for unauthorized use of the DISH Network Equipment. You will not be liable for unauthorized use after
we have received your timely notification.
5. LEASED EQUIPMENT
A. If you decide to lease your Equipment from DISH Network, the terms and conditions of the lease agreement shall apply, in
addition to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Such Equipment shall at all times remain the sole and exclusive property
of DISH Network and we will have the right, at our discretion, to replace it with new or reconditioned equipment and to remove,
or require the return of, the equipment upon termination of Services. None of the equipment shall be deemed fixtures or part of
your realty. Our ownership of the equipment may be displayed by notice contained on the equipment. You shall have no right to
pledge, sell, mortgage, give away or remove, relocate, alter or tamper with the equipment (or any notice of our ownership thereon)
at any time. Any reinstallation, return of or change in location of the equipment shall be performed by us at the service rates in
effect at the time of service. You shall not attach any electrical or other devices to or otherwise alter the equipment without our
prior written consent. DISH Network shall have the right to make such filings as are necessary to evidence our ownership rights in
the equipment, and you agree to execute any and all documents as are necessary for us to make such filings. Upon termination of
Services, you must notify our Customer Service Center to schedule the return the Equipment.
B. You shall notify us promptly of any defect in, damage to, or accident involving the equipment. All maintenance and repair of
the equipment shall be performed by us or our designees. DISH Network may charge you for any repairs that are necessitated by
any damage to, or misuse of, the Equipment.
6. TRANSFER OF ACCOUNT, SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT
DISH Network may sell, assign or transfer your account to a third party without notice to you. You may not assign or transfer your
Services without our written consent which will not be unreasonably withheld. We may, however, refuse to allow you to assign or
transfer your Services if you lease your Equipment or if your account has an outstanding balance.
7. LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY
A. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INTERRUPTIONS IN SERVICE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE
TO PERFORM, IF SUCH DELAY OR NONPERFORMANCE ARISES IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMINATION OF
ALL OR A PORTION OF THE SERVICES, THE RELOCATION OF ALL OR A PORTION OF THE SERVICES TO
DIFFERENT SATELLITE(S), A CHANGE IN THE FEATURES AVAILABLE WITH YOUR DISH NETWORK DBS
EQUIPMENT OR ANY ACTS OF GOD, FIRES, EARTHQUAKES, FLOODS, POWER OR TECHNICAL FAILURE, ACTS
OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL BODY OR ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND OUR CONTROL. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF RECORDED MATERIAL OR THE PREVENTION OF RECORDING
DUE TO ANY FAULT, FAILURE, DEFICIENCY OR DEFECT IN SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT. WE MAKE NO
WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE DISH NETWORK DBS EQUIPMENT OR ANY
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SERVICES FURNISHED TO YOU. ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. IN NO EVENT
SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
RELATING TO THE DBS EQUIPMENT OR RESULTING FROM OUR FURNISHING OR FAILURE TO FURNISH
ANY SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT TO YOU, OR FROM ANY FAULT, FAILURE, DEFICIENCY OR DEFECT IN
SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT FURNISHED TO YOU.
B. It is your responsibility to impose any restrictions on viewing by you, other members of your household, or guests, and we
shall have no liability to anyone due to or based on the content of any of the Services furnished to you.
8. WARNING AGAINST PIRACY
It is a violation of several U.S. federal and state laws to receive any Services, or any portion of such Services, without paying
for them. The penalties for violating such laws can range from imprisonment to civil damage awards of up to $110,000 per
violation.
9. MISCELLANEOUS
A. Physical Address/Change of Address. When setting up your DISH Network account, you agree to provide us with the
physical street address where the Equipment will be located. A post office box does not constitute a physical address and is
not sufficient to meet this requirement. You agree to give us prompt notice of your change of name, mailing address, physical
address where the Equipment is located or telephone number. You may do this by notifying our Customer Service Center by
telephone or in writing.
B. Notice. If we send you notice, it will be considered given when deposited in the U.S. Mail, addressed to you at your billing
address or hand-delivered to you. Our notice to you will also be effective if provided on your billing statement or by
telephone. If you give notice to us, it will be deemed given when received by us at the address listed on the first page of this
Agreement.
C. Applicable Law. This Agreement, including all matters relating to its validity, construction, performance and enforcement,
shall be governed by applicable federal law, the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, and the
laws and regulations of the state and local area where Service is provided. These terms and conditions are subject to
amendment, modification or termination if required by such regulations or laws. If any provision in this Agreement is
declared to be illegal or in conflict with any law or regulation, that provision may be deleted or modified, without affecting
the validity of the other provision.
D. Other. This Agreement is in addition to any other written agreement between You and DISH Network, including without
limitation an installation agreement, lease agreement or promotional agreement. Any and all prior oral or written
representations or agreements are superseded by this Agreement and such other written agreements. No salesperson, installer,
customer service representative, authorized retailer, or other similarly situated individual is authorized to change the terms
and conditions set forth herein. DISH Network may, however, change the terms and conditions of this Agreement in the
future and will notify you if that occurs. The terms of this Agreement, which either are expressly stated to survive or by their
nature would logically be expected to survive termination, shall continue thereafter until fully performed.
Staying Legal
Title 47, Section 605(e)4, United States Code (U.S.C.) makes it a federal crime to modify this receiver to enable it to receive
encrypted (scrambled) television programming without payment of required subscriptions. Conviction can result in a fine of
up to $500,000 and imprisonment for five years, or both. Any owner of this receiver who procures or willfully causes its
modification is an accessory to that offense and may be punishable in the same manner. Investigative authority for violations
lies with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
This product may incorporate copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights. Use of such copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other
limited pay-per-view uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
U.S. Patent No’s 4631603, 4577216, 4819098 are licensed for limited pay per view only.
FCC Compliance
The following text is extracted from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, as of the
publication date of this Guide. Contact the FCC (see following) or your library for the complete text of the
regulations.
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Telephone Communication
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and the requirements adopted by the ACTA. On the back panel of this
equipment is a label that contains, among other information, a product identifier in the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. If
requested, this number must be provided to the telephone company.
A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network must comply with the applicable
FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this
product. It is designed to be connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant. See installation instructions for details.
The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone
line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of RENs should not
exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact
the local telephone company. For products approved after July 23, 2001, the REN for this product is part of the product identifier
that has the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by ## are the REN without a decimal point (e.g., 03 is a REN
of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is separately shown on the label.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary
discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice isn't practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as
soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the operation of
the equipment. If this happens the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary
modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please contact DISH Network at 1-800-333DISH (3474). If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect
the equipment until the problem is resolved.
There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or
corporation commission for information.
If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this equipment does
not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone
company or a qualified installer.
Compliance Information Statement
EchoStar Technologies Corporation, 94 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood CO., (303) 706-4000, declares that:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Signal Strength Present at the Television
The attenuator provided with the satellite receiver will limit the signal present at your television set to below the FCC signal
strength limit of 75.6dBuV. If you choose not to install the provided attenuator, you must ensure that the signal strength present at
the TV set does not exceed 75.6dBuV.
Connecting to an Off-Air Antenna
In order to receive local broadcast channels, you may wish to install an off-air antenna into your TV distribution equipment. When
installing the off-air antenna, you must be careful to meet certain FCC regulations.
There are many devices that allow you to connect your antenna to your in-home distribution system such as splitters, and
amplifiers. The FCC requires that the isolation between the antenna port and the network port of your system meet the following:
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80dB from 54 MHz to 216 MHz, at least
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60dB from 216 MHz to 550 MHz and at least
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55dB from 550 MHz to 806 MHz
Measuring the isolation of a device requires specialized equipment. In most cases, it is easier to purchase a splitter or amplifier
with the correctly specified isolation from your local satellite television retailer. The above requirements are extracted from
47CFR15.115. For the complete text please visit WWW.FCC.GOV.
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Introduction to Name-Based Recording
INTRODUCTION TO NAME-BASED RECORDING
The new name-based recording feature has two key benefits:
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Program recording based on the name, instead of the date and time the program is
listed in the Electronic Program Guide (EPG). If the program moves (for example, to
another day) or the program length is extended (for example, a final one-hour episode
of a half-hour show), you will have the correct recording.
•
When you set up a new DISH Pass timer, the receiver automatically sets up timers
each time a program matching your search criteria appears in the EPG.
TIMERS AND RECORDINGS
A DVR timer is your instruction telling the satellite receiver the programs you want
recorded. For most DVR timers, you select a specific program on a specific channel, and
tell the satellite receiver how often you want to record that program.
A recording is the actual program available for you to watch, because of the DVR timer
you set. DVR recordings are listed in the DVR Events screen, which you can find quickly
by pressing the remote control's DVR button.
Timer Types
There are three types of timers:
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DVR - Records an event for later viewing.
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Auto - Automatically changes the channel for live viewing of the event.
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Reminder - Creates an on-screen reminder when the event is about to air.
Timer Frequency
Deciding how often you want to watch a program will help you make the best choice:
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All Episodes - Records each time that program is on that channel.
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New Episodes - Records current season programs each time they occur on a
selected channel.
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Once - Records a program once (good for movies, sporting events, etc.).
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Weekly - Records a program once a week, at that time, on a selected channel.
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Daily - Records a program once a day, at that time, on a selected channel.
Name-Based Recording
Timers and Recordings
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Monday-Friday - Records a program once a day, Monday through Friday, at a
selected time, on a selected channel.
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DISH Pass - Records programs on all channels (default) or a specific channel, based
on your specific criteria. See page 6 for details.
Timer Priorities
Priorities are used by the receiver to know which program you would prefer to record, if
there is a timer conflict. For example, a conflict could include three programs scheduled to
record at the same time on a two-satellite-tuner receiver, so only two programs can be
recorded at any one time.
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All timers have a priority that you can change at any time.
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The larger the number, the lower priority.
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You can override a specific timer's priority with a one-time skip or by restoring it.
Select a timer in the Daily Schedule, then you'll have an option to Skip or Restore, as
applicable for that timer.
Daily Schedule
The Daily Schedule lists the timers that are planned for today, tomorrow, and those that
occurred in the recent past. Use the Daily Schedule to:
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Review today's timers. You can choose to skip a scheduled timer, or restore a timer
that was not planned to occur, perhaps because of a conflict with another program.
See Timer Priorities, above.
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Review future timers, up to 9 days in advance, and make changes as necessary.
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Review past timers to see which occurred, and the reason why one did not, if applicable. See Timer Skip Types on page 4.
Timers List
Use the Timers List to:
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View the general list of timers.
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If you select a timer from this list, you'll see a detailed list with specific dates and times
of upcoming timers for that program or DISH Pass search term(s).
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Set user-selected priorities for each timer. See Timer Priorities, above.
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Create a Manual Timer.
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Create a DISH Pass search.
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Select Edit List to delete a timer.
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Timers and Recordings
Timer Skip Types
The following are reasons why timers are skipped. They are listed within Daily Schedule,
when you choose select a previous day's timer from the list.
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Priority - this timer had a lower priority than other events being recorded at the time.
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User - a user chose to skip that timer.
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Duplicate event - there is already another timer set to record that program.
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Event exists in DVR - the program was already recorded and can be seen in the
DVR Events list.
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Not a new episode - used for New Episode timers. Currently, a New Episode is one
that has the current year listed in the EPG info.
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Incorrect event - for Weekly, Daily and Monday-Friday timers. If the guide has a different event listed (for example, the timer was set up for Daily, but it only occurs Monday-Friday) the timer will be skipped.
When a Timer Starts a Recording
For two minutes before an event timer starts a recording, the receiver may display a digital
countdown on the TV screen. This symbol disappears when the program begins. While
the symbol is displayed, you may do one of the following:
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Press the remote control Cancel button to clear the symbol from the TV screen. This
does not stop the recording from starting.
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Press the remote control Info button to see more information on the event timer. If you
do this, you have the following choices:
— Select the OK option to continue with the event timer.
— Select the Stop Timer option to stop the event timer.
Note: Pressing Info about a timer event only works one time. Subsequently pressing
the Info button results in the current program’s information being displayed in the
normal way.
Maximum Number of Event Timers
You can create a limited number of event timers. If you try to create more, the receiver
displays a menu giving you the option to delete an existing timer. If you do not delete
an existing timer, you will not be able to create any new ones.
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Setting Up a Timer
Special Considerations When Using Event Timers
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For Locked Programs - You must enter the receiver password before you can create
an automatic event timer. You can create a manual event timer for a locked program
without entering the password. However, if you do this, when the event timer operates
the receiver may display only an error or password entry menu.
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For Pay Per View Programs - You must order a pay per view program before you
can create a timer for it.
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For Blacked Out Programs - If you set a timer for a program that is blacked out in
your area, when the event timer operates the receiver may display only an error or
password entry menu. If you have set a VCR Event Timer, the VCR will record only
that menu.
Event Timer Performance when the Receiver is Off
If the receiver is OFF when a timer is scheduled, the receiver will:
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Remain OFF but record the scheduled DVR event.
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Turn ON for an Auto-Tune event.
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Turn ON for a Reminder event. After a period of time, if you do nothing, the receiver
will turn OFF.
SETTING UP A TIMER
You can create a timer for a future event. The following instructions explain the simplest
way to set up a timer.
1 Find the program that starts in the future you want to record using the Program Guide or
Browse Banner.
2 Highlight the event.
3 Press Select to display the Create Timer screen.
4 Select the Timer Type.
5 Select a Timer Frequency option.
6 Select Options to display the Timer Options screen.
7 Set any of the options (Start Early, End Late, Protect Recording, etc.).
8 Select Done to exit the Options screen.
9 Select Set Priority if you would like to change the priority of the timer.
10 Select Create Timer to finish making the new timer.
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Setting Up a DISH Pass
SETTING UP A DISH PASS
DISH Pass lets you create an automated DVR timer for a program title, actor’s name, or
keyword. After you set up a DISH Pass, the receiver will continually search based on your
request.
1 Press Menu-7 to open the Daily Schedule. You can press the DVR button twice to open
the Daily Schedule, as well.
2 Select DISH Pass.
3 Select the Search Method:
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Title - Search for programs by title.
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Info - Search for programs whose descriptions and titles contain key words.
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Exact - Select this option if you know the exact title of the program.
4 Enter your search criteria. You can use the keyboard shown on the screen or you can use
the Number pad on the remote control.
5 Select Create Timer. When the receiver has completed your search, the Timer Schedule
will display the results.
6 Select Set Priority if you would like to change the priority of your DISH Pass.
7 Select Options if you’d like to change any of the following:
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Protect Event - Prevents your programs from being erased.
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Set Channel - Select a specific channel.
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Start Early.
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End Late.
8 Select Done.
DELETING A TIMER
Complete the following to delete a timer:
1 Press Menu-7 to open the Daily Schedule screen.
2 Select Timers to display the Timers List.
3 Select Edit List.
4 Select the timer or timers you want to delete.
Note: Select All if you want to delete all of your timers.
5 Select Delete. The timer is deleted.
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Tips
TIPS
General
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It's very important to enable the receiver to receive Nightly Updates. By doing this, the
Electronic Program Guide will have the most up-to-date information, and can adjust or
create timers accordingly. Enable Nightly Updates in Menu, Preferences, Updates,
and select an update time when you are not normally watching TV.
•
Weekly, Daily, Monday-Friday timers will move only if the program is within one hour
earlier or four hours later than the original time the timer was set up. These timers will
adjust their length if their program's time block is extended.
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DISH Pass recordings may fill the hard drive quickly. If you have other timers you
know you don't want to be recorded over, choose Protect on those important programs.
DISH Pass
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After entering your search words, and selecting Create Timer, be sure to review the
timers that DISH Pass creates - some may not be what you are expecting. You can:
— Pick selected events to Skip. You will need to review future timers each time the
EPG is updated.
— Adjust your search terms and method.
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To adjust your search, delete the unwanted DISH Pass timer and try the following:
— Change your DISH Pass search term(s) to be more specific.
— Select Exact Match with the Title or Info.
— Choose DISH Pass when you select a future program within the EPG, Browse
Banner or Search. This will enter the program's exact title.
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When you select Info for your search, it looks for your search terms in both the
extended information and the program's title.
Daily Schedule
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Press the remote's DVR button twice to quickly get to the Daily Schedule.
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Use the arrow buttons then select a future program if you want to Skip or Restore a
timer. You can also choose to Protect it, or view the start early/end late settings.
— To change the start early/end late setting, you must select the event within the
Timers List.
— If the program is a DISH Pass program, you cannot change the start early or end
late times on an individual program; it must be changed on the DISH Pass
program, from the Timers List.
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Use the remote's Page Up button to see the previous days' timers. Review these timers if you want to see the result of your timers (e.g. if it recorded successfully or why it
might have been skipped).
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Write the following information in the spaces provided below. You may need to provide this information if you call
the Service Center. To get the Conditional Access Numbers, display the Important System Information menu
(see Ordering Your Program Packages on page 4).
Purchase Location Name:
Purchase Location Telephone Number:
Receiver Serial Number:
Receiver Conditional Access Number
Smart Card Conditional Access Number:
.
Remote Control 1
Remote Address (SAT Mode)
Television Code (TV Mode)
VCR Code (VCR Mode)
Auxiliary Code (AUX Mode)
118523
Remote Control 2