Pace 460PVR
Användarmanual
Pace 460PVR
Contents
For your safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Welcome to digital satellite TV! . . . . 4
Updates to your box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Inserting the batteries in your remote
control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Your remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Your Viasat box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Front panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Rear panel connectors overview. . . . . . . . 7
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the Viasat Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unlocking a locked channel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the volume on your TV set . . .
Using the channel banner. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying the channel banner. . . . . . .
Watching a programme . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instantly recording a programme. . . . .
Setting a reminder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying extra programme
information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Viasat EPG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Ticket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Purchasing a Ticket programme. . . . . . 29
Viasat Ticket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Planner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Your box’s disk space. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Schedule changes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using Series Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Deleting a programme from your
Planner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Watching a programme when you see
the reminder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Recording programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Recording Programmes. . . . . . . . . . 35
Using your box while you are recording
a programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Recording clashes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Disk space warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Manual recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Watching recordings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Playback symbol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Watching Recordings. . . . . . . . . . . . 39
During playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Watching recordings of restricted
programmes or locked channels . . . . .
Using Bookmarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interactive TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Active. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Using the Setup menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Using the Parental Control menu. . . . . . . 42
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The supplied equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Where to place your set-top box. . . . . . . 8
What else do I need?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Smart card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Inserting your smart card. . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Activating your subscription. . . . . . . . . . 9
Satellite dish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connection method 1: To TV and VCR (without SCART). . . . 11
Connection method 2:
To TV and VCR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connection method 3: To TV only. . . . 13
Optional audio connections. . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting to the telephone line . . . . . . 14
Connecting a ‘magic eye’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting to the mains supply. . . . . . . . 15
Switching on for the first time. . . . . . . . . 16
RF Tuning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Symbols in the channel banner and extra
information screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Using Live Pause. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using other VIASAT on-screen features
while you are using Live Pause. . . . . . . 22
Using Instant Rewind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
On-screen symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
EPG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Finding a programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Contents
Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Locking Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting viewing restrictions. . . . . . . . . .
Setting purchase restrictions. . . . . . . . .
Changing your PIN code. . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing your Planner settings. . . . . . . . .
Changing your PVR recording settings. . .
Using the System Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Picture settings. . . . . . . .
Changing the Sound settings. . . . . . . . .
Changing the Language &
Subtitles settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing the box information. . . . . . . .
Viewing the Signal Test screen . . . . . . .
Installation Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the LNB Setup. . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Default Transponder. . . . .
Changing the Modem Settings. . . . . . .
Setting the RF output channel. . . . . . .
Setting up your remote control
for your TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Extra Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Recording a digital satellite programme. . 59
Switching between digital satellite TV
and terrestrial TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Solving problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Error messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
On-screen messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
General Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Environmental issues. . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Specification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Copyright notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
End User Licence Terms . . . . . . . . . 66
Using your Viasat box
For your safety
Your set-top box has been manufactured to meet international safety standards, but you
must take care if you want to obtain the best results and operate it safely.
It is important that you read this booklet completely, especially the safety instructions
below. If you have any doubts about the installation, operation or safety of your set-top box,
please consult your dealer.
The model number, serial number and electrical rating of this set-top box are on a label
on its base.
WARNING!
Remember that contact with 230 V AC mains can be lethal or can cause a
severe electric shock.To avoid this risk:
Never remove the top cover from your set-top box.There are no userserviceable parts inside it, but there are some high-voltage live parts.
Make sure that all electrical connections are properly made.
Do not connect any of your equipment (set-top box,TV, video recorder
etc.) to the mains supply until you have properly connected all the other
leads.
Disconnect your set-top box from the mains supply (by disconnecting its
mains lead from the mains wall socket) before you disconnect any other
equipment from its rear panel.
ENGLISH
Never push anything into the holes, slots or other openings of the set‑top
box case (except a smart card into its correct slot).
CAUTION!
4 In order to ensure a free flow of air around the set-top box, allow at least 5 cm of
space above and around the set-top box.
8 Never stand your set-top box on soft furnishings or carpets. Do not cover any
ventilation slots.
8 Do not place your set-top box in an unventilated cabinet or on top of a unit which
emits heat (e.g. a TV or VCR).
8 Do not place your set-top box in a cabinet with more than one other piece of audio/
video equipment, for example,VCR or DVD.
8 Do not use or store your set-top box in hot, cold, damp or dusty places.
8 Do not put anything on your set-top box which might drip or spill into it. Never stand
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on top of your set-top box.
8 Never place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on top of your set-top box.
8 If you move your set-top box between locations at different temperatures, allow it to
reach room temperature before you apply power to it.
8 To avoid possible damage to the internal hard disk, do not pick up or otherwise move
your set-top box while it is connected to the mains supply. If you want to move your
set-top box, first disconnect it, then wait at least 30 seconds before continuing.You
should handle your set-top box carefully, as any damage you cause to the internal hard
disk (or any other component) will invalidate your warranty.
Welcome to digital satellite TV!
Thank you for choosing the Pace PVR box for viewing your Viasat channel packages. Please
follow the instructions in this User Guide carefully to enjoy all the advantages of digital
satellite TV. We advise following the user instructions and recommendations supplied with
your box, especially for first-time use.
Your box fully complies with international DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) standards.
❖ Updates to your box
From time to time, your box may be updated. These updates provide enhanced features;
new screens and menus may become available. Although any new screens and menus may
look a little different from those described in this User Guide, you should be able to use
the same techniques (e.g. highlight and select) with them.
Updates will usually happen in the middle of the night.Your box needs to be in standby to
receive updates.
❖ Inserting the batteries in your remote control
Before you can use your remote control, you must insert the two supplied AA batteries as
follows:
1. Push the catch at the bottom of the remote control battery cover up, then lift off the
cover.
2. Insert the batteries as shown below. Be sure to match the + and – marks on the
batteries to their respective marks inside the battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover, by inserting the tab at the top of the cover first, then
pushing the cover into place.
8 Don’t leave flat batteries in your remote control.
4 Replace both batteries at the same time.
8 Do not dispose of used batteries with your domestic rubbish.
4 Used batteries should be recycled at the end of their useful life.
Using your Viasat box
Your remote control
VIASAT
Takes you from the EPG to the
last channel you were watching
Takes you back to Normal mode
after you have been using
'TV-only mode'
iTV
Displays the menu for Viasat’s range of
interactive services
TV
Switches to ‘TV-only mode’, to
use your VCR or other item
connected through your box
PLANNER
Displays your Planner
TICKET
Displays the Ticket screen to
order movies and events
EPG
Displays the electronic
programme guide (EPG)
i
Displays more information
about a programme
vol + and –
Changes the volume of your
TV up or down*
pause
Pauses the programme or starts
a ‘Live Pause’ recording
play
Plays a recorded programme
fast forward
Fast forwards the programme
EXIT
Takes you from the EPG to the last
channel you were watching
Takes you back to Normal mode
after you have been using 'TV-only
mode'
ch + and –
Changes channel and pages up and
down through listings in the EPG and
Planner
arrow buttons
U, D, L, R
Moves the highlight around the screen
OK
Confirms a choice or makes a
selection
ENGLISH
rewind
Rewinds the programme
S
Puts your box into or out of standby
BACK
Jumps back to the previous screen
HELP
Displays help information
mute
Turns the sound of your TV
on or off*
record
Records the programme or sets a
reminder for a future recording
colour buttons
Use to select the matching colour
option shown on screen, or as
explained in this User Guide.
Also, the red button launches an
interactive service when you see the
red button on your TV screen
SETUP
Displays the Setup screen to alter
your box‘s settings
number buttons (0-9)
Use to change channel, enter numbers
and select on-screen options
stop
Stops playback of the programme
*For information on setting up your remote control to operate your TV, see page 55.
Your Viasat box
❖ Front panel
Back button
To remove a menu and go
back to the previous screen
EPG button
To display the Viasat EPG
(electronic programme guide)
S button
To switch your set-top box into or out of standby
indicator light
Lights up red when your set-top box is in standby
Lights up green when your set-top box is active
Lights up orange when your box is receiving a signal
from your remote control
smart card slot
To insert your smart card
record
EPG
Back
OK
play
PVR Digital Satellite Receiver
LED display
Shows the current time when your box
is in standby
Shows the channel number when tuned
to a TV or radio channel
Shows the current playback function, for
example ‘PLAY’, ‘PAUS’, ‘FF 2’, ‘RW 4’ etc.
U D (arrow buttons)
To highlight the previous or next
item in a list or on-screen menu
L R (arrow buttons)
record and play indicators
Lights up red when your box is
recording to the hard disk
Lights up green when your box is
playing back from the hard disk
To move to the left and the right
through on-screen menus, lists
or items
To change setting on the screens
OK button
To confirm a choice or save
a setting
Using your Viasat box
Your Viasat box
❖ Rear panel connectors overview
Full details about connecting up and installing your set-top box begin on page 8.
TELEPHONE LINE
S-VIDEO OUT
To connect the telephone lead
To connect to an S-Video lead
(not supplied) to the S-Video
connector on your TV
Mains input
AUDIO L + R
Do not connect the mains
plug to the wall socket
until you have made ALL
the other connections
(Left and right stereo audio
OPTICAL AUDIO
OUT
To connect an optical
digital-audio lead (not
supplied) to a home
cinema system
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
To connect phono leads (not
supplied) to a TV,VCR or hi-fi
amplifier
230V
50Hz
AERIAL IN
To connect to the SCART
connector on your VCR or
to connect to another item
of equipment with a SCART
output
To connect the lead from your
TV antenna
TV SCART (out)
RF OUT - 2
To connect to the SCART
connector on your TV
To connect an RF lead to a
second TV or ‘magic eye’
RF OUT - 1
To connect an RF lead to your TV
(or video recorder)
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VCR SCART (in/out)
INPUT 1 and
INPUT 2
To connect the
satellite signals inputs
from the Quad LNB
WARNING
Always disconnect your set-top box from the mains supply before you connect it to (or
disconnect it from) any other equipment.
Installation
To install your box, follow the instructions from this page up
to page 16.
❖ The supplied equipment
If you have not already done so, remove all the packaging.
You should have the following items:
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Viasat PVR box (see page 6)
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Remote control and batteries (see page 4)
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User guide
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Mains lead - with 2-way set-top box connector and
2-pin mains plug (see right)
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SCART lead (see right)
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RF lead (see right)
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Telephone lead - RJ11 to RJ11 (see right)
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Telephone line (RJ11) adapter suitable for your location
(see page 14)
Mains lead
SCART lead
❖ Where to place your box
Before you start, make sure that your TV, VCR and box will
be placed in a location that is conveniently located:
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near an easily-accessible mains wall socket;
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within reach of your TV-antenna and satellite-dish leads;
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within 10 metres of a telephone point. (If not, you will
need an extension telephone lead.)
WARNING
RF lead
Telephone lead
Before you connect your box to any other equipment,
you must disconnect ALL the equipment from the mains
supply.
❖ What else do I need?
Smart card
To get access to the channels to which you have subscribed, you will need a smart card.
If you are an existing Viasat customer...
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Please remove your smart card from your old box and insert it into your new box.
If you are a new Viasat customer...
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The smart card is not included in the package, but will arrive in a separate delivery
within a week. In the meantime you can use your box to watch non-encrypted
channels.
Using your Viasat box
Installation
Inserting your smart card
1. Take your smart card from its packaging (if you have not already done so) and hold it
so that the picture is facing upwards, and the ‘smart’ patch is facing downwards and at
the end away from you.
2. Insert the smart card into the smart card slot of the front panel of your box. Insert it
as far as it will go, without forcing it.
PVR Digital Satellite Receiver
Taking care of your smart card
Do not remove and re-insert your smart card unnecessarily.
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Do not bend your smart card; keep it away from children and pets.
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Do not put your smart card in liquids or use cleaning fluids on it.
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Activating your subscription
When you have completed the installation (see page 15), a Subscription Activation screen
will be displayed. Please follow the instructions that are given on the screen to get access
to your Viasat channel package.
Satellite dish
You will need a correctly-installed satellite dish, pointing at the correct satellite(s).
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If you have a satellite dish but it is not pointing at the correct satellite(s), you will need
to make adjustments. Please see the information supplied with your dish/LNB for
details on how to do this, or seek professional advice.
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If you do not have a satellite dish installed, please ask your dealer to recommend a
local dish-installation engineer.
Quad LNB set-up
Since the PVR has two tuner inputs you need to duplicate the incoming signal.This is done
by replacing your existing Sirius Universal Single LNB with a Universal Quad LNB and
install an extra cable to the PVR, or, if you are a new customer, installing two cables to the
PVR. One Universal Quad LNB and 2 x 25 m coaxial cables are included in this package by
Viasat.
Your choice of setup depends on the number of LNB:s in your antenna:
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One LNB - Your antenna is equipped with only one LNB.The antenna must be aligned
towards Sirius 5°East
Installation
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Two LNBs - If you are using a DiSEqC™ unit* with two LNBs/satellite dishes, to
ensure a simpler installation, and for the best Viasat channel line-up, you should
connect up the LNBs to the DiSEqC™ ports as shown in the LNB positions table
below.You must then connect your DiSEqC™ unit to the satellite input on your box
(see also pages 11 to 13).
The Quad LNB setup requires that two DiSEqC™ switches are installed, one for each
tuner input.
If you have more than one LNB in your antenna, it is recommended, for full PVR
functionality, that you exchange the LNBs for the other satellites also. Universal Quad
LNBs are available at your local installer.
With a Universal Quad LNB there will be two spare signal outputs, where it is possible to
connect an extra box, for example in your bedroom.
LNB positions table
Satellite
Position
Recommended DiSEqC™ port
(for multiple LNB set-ups)
Thor
1° West
1
Sirius
5° East
2
If you change your satellite dish installation, you may need to change your settings so that
your box can tune to all the satellites available - See “Changing the LNB Setup” on page
52.
*DiSEqC™ is a trademark of Eutelsat.
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Using your Viasat box
Installation
Connection method 1: To TV and VCR (without SCART)
If wish to connect your box to a TV (with or without a SCART connector) and a VCR
(without SCART connectors), connect up as shown in the diagrambelow.
RF lead
(not supplied)
TV
VCR
TV OUT
Lead from your
TV antenna
ANTENNA IN
IN
Supplied RF lead
Supplied
Quad LNB
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Supplied
SCART lead
230V
50H z
ENGLISH
Leads from your
satellite dish
1. If your TV has a SCART connector, use the supplied SCART lead to connect your box
to your TV, for improved quality picture and sound.
2. Use the supplied RF lead to connect from your box’s RF out connector (marked
RF OUT - 1) to the antenna input on your VCR.
3. Use an RF lead (not supplied) to connect your VCR to your TV as shown.
4. Connect the lead from your TV antenna to the antenna input connector (marked
AERIAL IN) on your box.
5. Connect the leads from your satellite dish to the satellite input connectors (marked
INPUT 1 and INPUT 2) on your box.
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Installation
Connection method 2: To TV and VCR
If you have a VCR with a SCART connector and a TV with a SCART connector, you can
connect up as shown in the diagram below.
Supplied RF lead
TV
VCR
IN
TV OUT
ANTENNA
IN
ANTENNA
IN
Lead from your
TV antenna
RF lead
(not supplied)
SCART lead
(not supplied)
Supplied
Quad LNB
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Supplied SCART lead
230V
50H z
Leads from your
satellite dish
1. Use the supplied SCART lead to connect your box to your TV.
2. Use a SCART lead (not supplied) to connect your box to your VCR.
3. Connect the leads from your satellite dish to the satellite input connectors (marked
INPUT 1 and INPUT 2) on your box.
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The RF connection is not required for digital satellite TV. However, you may wish to
connect RF leads as shown, to continue to view or record terrestrial TV from your TV
antenna.
You must then connect the lead from your TV antenna to the antenna input
connector (marked AERIAL IN) on your box. box.
Using your Viasat box
Installation
Connection method 3:To TV only
If wish to connect your box to a TV only, connect up as described in 3A or 3B below. (The
diagram below shows methods 3A and 3B combined.)
TV
Lead from your
TV antenna
IN
ANTENNA
IN
Supplied RF lead
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Supplied SCART lead
230V
Supplied
Quad LNB
50H z
3A: If your TV has a SCART connector
1. Use the supplied SCART lead to connect your box to your TV.
2. Connect the leads from your satellite dish to the satellite input connectors (marked
INPUT 1 and INPUT 2) on your box.
3. To continue to view or record terrestrial TV from your TV antenna, connect the lead
from your TV antenna to the antenna input connector (marked AERIAL IN) on
your box, and use the supplied RF lead to connect from your box’s RF out connector
(marked RF OUT - 1) to the antenna input on your TV.
3B: If your TV does not have a SCART connector
1. Use the supplied RF lead to connect from your box’s RF out connector (marked
RF OUT - 1) to your TV.
2. Connect the leads from your satellite dish to the satellite input connectors (marked
INPUT 1 and INPUT 2) on your box.
3. Connect the lead from your TV antenna to the antenna input connector (marked
AERIAL IN) on your box.
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ENGLISH
Leads from your
satellite dish
Installation
❖ Optional audio connections
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This diagram shows the optional audio connections you can make to obtain improved
quality sound.You can connect to stereo audio equipment as shown, or alternatively, if
your TV and/or video recorder has the correct input connectors, you can connect to
these as required.
230V
50Hz
Note
If you connect to your TV, video recorder or other equipment via the S-VIDEO OUT connector, you
must also use an audio connection, in order to hear/record sound.
CA UT ION
RISK OF ELEC T RIC SHOC K
DO NOT OPEN
❖ Connecting to the telephone line
230V
50Hz
3
1
2
Note
If your telephone wall socket is not an RJ11 socket (see right), you will need to use one
of the supplied adapters, shown on page 15. If your telephone wall socket is an RJ11
socket, you may need a splitter (not supplied) so that you can plug in both your box and
your telephone.
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Using your Viasat box
Installation
1. Insert one end of the supplied telephone lead into the
telephone socket (marked TELEPHONE LINE) on the rear
panel of your box, as shown in the diagram at the top of
the page.
2. If you need to use an adapter, choose the correct adapter
for your location. If you are not sure which one to use,
compare with your telephone connector.Insert the free
end of your supplied telephone lead into the RJ11 socket
on the adapter.
3. Remove your telephone connector from your telephone
wall socket. Insert your telephone connector into the
correct socket on your adapter.Insert the adapter into
your telephone wall socket.
Adapter for Sweden
Adapter for Denmark
❖ Connecting a ‘magic eye’
You can connect a ‘magic eye’ (not supplied) to the secondary
RF output (marked RF OUT - 2) on the rear panel of your
box, so that you can operate your box from a different room.
To connect the ‘magic eye’, consult the instructions that came
with it.
Adapter for Norway
and Finland
ENGLISH
❖ Connecting to the mains supply
Once you have safely made all the other connections, you can connect your box to the
mains supply.
1. Using the supplied mains lead, insert the box mains connector into the mains input
(marked 230V
50Hz) on your box, as shown in the diagram below.
2. Connect the mains plug to the mains wall socket as shown in the diagram below.
3. If there is a switch by the mains wall socket, switch it on.
4. Connect your other equipment to the mains supply.
WARNING
CAUTION
Mains input
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
DO NOT connect the mains plug to the wall socket until you have made ALL the other
connections.
1
230V
50H z
Wall socket
Mains
connector
2
Mains plug
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Installation
Caution
Your box operates with 230 V AC, 50 Hz mains supplies.
Do not connect it to a DC power supply.
The supplied mains lead has a 2-way connector at one end and a mains plug at the
other. You should always insert the 2-way connector into your box before you insert the
plug into the mains supply.
The only way to disconnect your box from the mains is to remove the mains lead. Your
box must therefore be installed near to the mains socket-outlet, which should be easily
accessible.
If you are in any doubt about the mains lead, its plug or its connection, consult a competent electrician.
❖ Switching on for the first time
When you connect your box to the mains, your box’s front panel lights go through a startup sequence. After about 20 seconds, your box is switched on and out of standby, and the
standby light is green.
◆
Make sure your TV is switched on.
Your box automatically starts searching for listings. This can take several minutes.
After completing this process, your box automatically switches to a channel.
If you do not receive a signal
If no signal is received, the following message displays.
Check all connections. Check the LNB and Transponder settings (see pages 51 to 55)
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If you do not see any picture
If you have connected your box to your TV (and VCR) via RF leads only, you need to tune
a ‘channel for satellite TV’ (see below).
❖ RF Tuning
If you have connected up your equipment via RF leads, you may need to perform RF tuning
before you can watch digital satellite TV.
Note
If you have previously had an analogue satellite receiver connected to your TV (and/or VCR), you may
find that your ‘channel for satellite TV’ still works for your new digital channels. Try it to see - if it
works you do not need to perform RF tuning.
RF tuning your TV (and VCR) to your box
1. Make sure your box is out of standby (the standby light on the front panel should be
green).
2. Consulting your TV’s user guide if necessary, tune the TV until you can see a channel,
or the ‘Searching for Listings’ message on your TV screen.
3. Store your new ‘channel for digital satellite TV’ on a TV channel number of your
choice. For example, if your terrestrial channels are channels 1 to 5, and your ‘VCR
channel’ is channel 8, you may wish to use TV channel 9 as your ‘channel for digital
satellite TV’.
If you cannot RF tune your TV (or VCR) to your box...
Your box’s factory preset RF output channel is channel 38. (This is not the same as a TV
channel.)
If channel 38 is not compatible with your TV, for example if it is already being used as your
VCR’s output channel, or for a terrestrial channel, you may find you cannot tune your TV
to your box because of interference.
Changing the RF output channel is covered in the setup section (see page 28).
RF channels may also be known as UHF channels.
❖ Switching on and off
Whenever you are not using your box you should put it into standby. You should not
unplug it at the mains socket.
◆
To put your box into standby, press S.
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To take your box out of standby, press S.
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4. If you have a VCR, set your TV to its ‘VCR channel’, then tune your VCR until you can
again see a channel, or the ‘Searching for Listings’ message on your TV screen.
Getting Started
❖ Using the Viasat Guide
Your box has an on-screen digital guide to your digital satellite services. It is designed to
help you get the most out of your box. You use it to:
◆
watch programmes and at the same time find out what is showing on other channels,
both now and later on;
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see on-screen TV programme listings seven days ahead via the EPG;
◆
order movies, sports and events using Ticket;
◆
set reminders for programmes you want to watch using the Planner;
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set your box to record programmes on now or showing in the future;
◆
watch programmes you have recorded;
◆
access a range of interactive services, such as games you can play using your
remote control;
◆
change settings on your box, including the Parental Control settings, to make sure
your box works how you want it to.
❖ Changing channel
You can change channel by using:
◆
the number buttons;
◆
the ch + and – buttons; or
◆
one of the on-screen methods described in the following sections.
❖ Unlocking a locked channel
If you have used Parental Control to set an Age lock level (see page 24), then programmes
broadcast with a rating above the level you have set, will be locked.
If you want to watch a locked programme, you will need to enter your PIN code (see page
24).
If the following message appears when you change channel:
Please enter PIN code to unlock channel
1. Use the number buttons to enter the correct PIN code.
2. If you make a mistake, press BACK to delete a number.
If the PIN code is correct, the programme you want to watch displays.
If the PIN code is not correct, you will see a message to tell you.You can either try again,
or change channel to a channel that is not locked.
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❖ Changing the volume on your TV set
◆
To change the volume on your TV set, press vol+ or vol-
◆
To turn your TV’s sound on or off, press
mute.
❖ Using the channel banner
You can display a banner to find out:
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what is showing on any channel, now and later on;
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more about a programme you are interested in.
You can then use the channel banner to:
◆
tune to a programme you want to watch;
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record the programme you are watching, or a programme on a different channel;
◆
set a reminder for a future programme;
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set your box to record a future programme.
While the channel banner is displayed, you can continue to watch the current channel.
Displaying the channel banner
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To display the banner, press OK.
Information about the programme on now displays.
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To display information about the programme on next, press R.
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To redisplay information about the programme on now, press L.
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To display extra programme information (see page ??), press i.
◆
To change which channel is highlighted by the channel banner, press U or D
◆
To remove the banner, press BACK.
Note
This banner also displays briefly when you change channel. To set the length of time that the channel
banner display on-screen, see page ??.
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Watching a programme
If you see a programme you want to watch, press OK.
If the programme is on now, your box tunes to it automatically; if it is on at a later time, a
reminder will be set.
Instantly recording a programme
If you see a programme in the channel banner that you want to record, press R to record
it.
If the programme is on now, your box starts recording instantly. If it is on at a later time,
your box will record the programme when it starts.
An R symbol (see page 20) displays on the channel banner, next to the programme, to
show you the programme is selected for recording. The programme is also added to your
Planner (see page 30).
For more information about recording programmes and using your Planner, see ‘Planner’
on page 30 and ‘Recording Programmes’ on page 34.
Note
If you are using Instant Rewind (see page 22) when you press R, the recording will start from the
earliest point in the programme that you could rewind to. Depending on your settings, this may be up
to 60 minutes before live TV (see ‘Review buffer’ on page 47).his banner also displays briefly when you
change channel. To set the length of time that the channel banner display on-screen, see page ??.
Setting a reminder
If you see a programme in the channel banner that you want to watch, but it is on at a
later time, press OK.
Your box sets a reminder for you. This means, the programme is added to your Planner
(see page 30) and a clock symbol (see page 20) displays on the channel banner, next to the
programme, to show you the programme has been added to your Planner.
When the programme is about to start, a reminder message displays to let you know.
Displaying extra programme information
While the channel banner is on screen, you can display extra information about the
programme listed in the banner.
While the channel banner is on screen (see page 18), to display extra programme
information, press i.
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The extra information includes a programme summary and codes and symbols which
provide you with additional information about the programme. These are explained below
◆
To remove the extra programme information, press i again.
❖ Symbols in the channel banner and extra
information screens
The channel banner and extra information screens may include symbols giving particular
information about programmes.
Symbols
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The ‘7 or under’ age category rating for this programme.
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The ‘11 or under’ age category rating for this programme.
15
The ‘15 or under’ age category rating for this programme.
18
The ‘18 or under’ age category rating for this programme.
The programme is a radio broadcast.
A reminder is set for the programme.
R
The programme is selected for recording.
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❖ Using Live Pause
◆
While you are watching a TV programme, you can pause it at any moment you want
- just press pause on your remote control.
The TV picture and sound ‘freeze’, and your box starts recording the programme.
◆
When you want to continue watching the programme from the Live Pause point,
press pause again, or press play.
A symbol briefly displays on-screen (see page 23). This shows the number of minutes
you are ‘behind’ the actual live TV programme.While you are watching the Live Pause
recording, you can use pause, play, fast forward and rewind to move through the
recording. Symbols display on your TV screen to show you what is happening (see page
23). If you rewind back to the start of the recording, the picture freezes. If you fast forward
to the end of the recording, your box takes you back to normal TV viewing.While you are
watching the Live Pause recording, your box continues recording the programme until
it finishes. However, you can press VIASAT at any point to stop Live Pause and resume
normal TV viewing. When you stop Live Pause, the recording is deleted.If you change
channel, or launch an interactive application, this will also stop and delete the Live Pause
recording.
Note
When you use Live Pause your box records the programme, but it is not added to your Planner. This
means, once you return to normal TV, or launch an interactive application, the Live Pause recording is
deleted. To record the programme to your Planner, to watch it in the future, press the record button
(see page 19).
Using other VIASAT on-screen features while you are using
Live Pause
While you are using Live Pause, you can use the channel banner (see page 18) to find
out what is showing now and later. However, you cannot display extra information (see
page 19) about other programmes - you can only display information for the Live Pause
programme.While you are using Live Pause, you cannot use the EPG, Ticket, iTV or your
Planner. If you want to use these you must stop (exit) Live Pause.
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If you select one of these options while you are using Live Pause, a message displays.
◆
To continue Live Pause, press BACK.
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To stop Live Pause (and delete your Live Pause recording) press OK. The screen for
EPG, Ticket, iTV or your Planner displays.
❖ Using Instant Rewind
If the Instant Rewind feature is turned on (see page 47), at any moment while you are
watching TV, you can rewind the programme you are watching to catch something you
missed.
To start Instant Rewind, press rewind on your VIASAT remote control. Depending on
your settings, you can rewind up to 60 minutes before live TV. You can increase the
rewind speed by pressing rewind again. (To slow down the rewind speed, press
fast forward.)
◆
When you reach the point you want to watch from, press play. A symbol briefly
displays on-screen (see ‘On-screen symbols’ on page 23). This shows the number of
minutes you are ‘behind’ the actual live TV programme.
You can continue watching the entire programme from that point - your box will continue
recording until the end of the programme. Or, you can press fast forward to catch up
with normal TV again.While you are watching an Instant Rewind recording, symbols display
on your TV screen to show you what is happening (see ‘On-screen symbols’ on page 23).
You can press VIASAT at any point to stop Instant Rewind and resume normal TV
viewing. When you stop Instant Rewind, the recording is deleted.
If you change channel, or select EPG, Ticket, iTV or your Planner, this will also stop and
delete the Instant Rewind recording.
Subtitles are not available whilst you are using Instant Rewind.
Note
The Instant Rewind feature is set to 60 minutes by default. To change the maximum amount of time
that you can rewind, or to turn off the Instant Rewind feature, see page 47.
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Getting Started
❖ On-screen symbols
The following symbols appear on your TV screen while you are using your box. They
are referred to throughout this User Guide, but here is a handy reference of what each
symbol means.
Play (during playback from your Planner)
The blue ring rotates clockwise.
+10Min
The number, shown with a plus sign, is the number of minutes since the start
of the recording.
Slow-motion play
The blue ring rotates clockwise at half the speed of normal play.
Play (during Live Pause or Instant Rewind)
The blue ring rotates clockwise.
-10Min
The number, shown with a minus sign, is the number of minutes before live
TV.
Slow-motion play
The blue ring rotates clockwise at half the speed of normal play.
Pause (during playback from your Planner)
The blue ring does not move.
+23Min
The number, shown with a plus sign, is the number of minutes since the start
of the recording.
Bookmarked (during Pause of playback from your Planner)
Shows you have just selected that point to be a Bookmark.
Bookmarked
Pause (during Live Pause or Instant Rewind)
The blue ring does not move.
-10Min
The number, shown with a minus sign, is the number of minutes before live
TV.
Fast forward (during playback from your Planner)
x6
The blue ring rotates clockwise at double-speed, containing the selected
fast-forward speed (x2, x6, x12 or x30).
+12Min
If the number is a minus number, fast forward is taking place in Live Pause
or Instant Rewind.
Rewind (during playback from your Planner)
x12
+35Min
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The blue ring rotates anti-clockwise at double-speed, containing the
selected rewind speed (x2, x6, x12 or x30).
If the number is a minus number, rewind is taking place in Live Pause or
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Skip forward
The blue ring does not move.The number shows the number of minutes
since the start of the recording.
+7Min
Skip back
The blue ring does not move.
The number shows the number of minutes since the start of the recording.
+28Min
Note
No playback symbols appear on-screen while the channel banner or extra programme information is
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❖ EPG
The EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) provides you with a listing of all programmes
available on all channels for the next seven days.
◆
To see your EPG, press EPG on your Viasat remote control.
TV listings are displayed as follows
◆
All Channel Listings - all programmes on all channels for today and the week
ahead, listed by channel number.
◆
Channels by Genre Listings - programmes for the next seven days, in the channel
genres shown, listed by channel number. The channel genres are: Movies & Series,
News & Documentaries, Entertainment, Sports, Children, Music and Science
& Culture.
◆
Programs Listed by Time - programmes on all channels, sorted into the
programme genres, listed by start time.
Note
Occasionally, for example if you are recording two programmes at the same time, you will not be able
to use the EPG to see listings for a full seven days. However, you can still display information about
the current programme..
Finding a programme
There are a number of ways to search for a programme. You can search by full listings,
channel genre by channel, or programme genre by time.
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Searching by All Channels
◆
To choose a programme from the full listings, press EPG on your Viasat remote
control, highlight ‘All Channel Listings’ then press OK. The All Channels screen
displays.
The start times and the day are shown at the top of the listings.
To see what programmes are on at different times, press R or L.
◆
To move through the list of channels, press U or D.
◆
You can use the red (page up) and green (page down) buttons on your remote
control to see the previous or next section of the channel listing.
◆
Use the yellow (+24 hours) and blue (-24 hours) buttons on your remote control to
move forward and backwards by 24 hours through the listings.
◆
To display extra programme information (see page 19), press i.
◆
To remove the All Channels listing, press BACK or VIASAT.
Searching by Channel Genre
If you know what type of channel you want to watch, you can search by channel genre,
such as Sports.
1. To choose a programme by channel genre, press EPG on your Viasat remote control,
highlight ‘Channels by Genre Listings’ then press OK. The Genre Listings screen
displays.
2. Highlight a channel genre then press OK. The listings screen for that channel genre
displays.
You use this screen in the same way as the All Channels screen.
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Viasat EPG
Searching by Time
If you want to see a list of all the programmes showing at a particular time, you can search
by programme time
◆
To choose a programme by time, press EPG, highlight ‘Programs Listed by Time’ then
press OK.
The Programs by Time screen displays.
◆
Highlight one of the programme genres listed, then press OK.
The listings screen for that programme genre displays, with the programmes listed in the
order they are showing.
◆
To move through the list of programmes, press U or D.
◆
On some screens you can choose to view by sub-genre. Press a colour button
(shown below the listings) to choose the sub-genre you want.
◆
Different sub-genres may be available. Press L or R to view all the available subgenres.
Choosing a programme to watch or set a reminder for
◆
When you see a programme you want to watch, highlight it then press OK.
If the programme is on now, your box tunes to it immediately.
If the programme is on later, your box sets a reminder for you. Your Planner displays,
showing the programme you have just added, together with a reminder symbol next to it
(see page 31). For more information about your Planner, see page 30.
If a programme you have selected for a reminder is on at the same time as another
reminder you have previously selected, a message will appear asking you what you want to
do - See “Reminder clashes” on page 34.
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Choosing a programme to record
◆
When you see a programme you want to record, highlight it then press R.
If the programme is on now, your box starts recording instantly. If it is on at a later time,
your box will record the programme when it starts.
Your Planner displays, showing the programme you have just added, together with an R
symbol next to it (see page 31). For more information about your Planner, see page 30.
For more information about recording programmes, see page 34.
◆
To redisplay the EPG, press EPG.
Notes
Some programmes may be ‘Ticket’ programmes, which means you need to purchase the programme
before you can watch or record it. If this is the case, you will see a message with the programme
details and purchase price. For more information, see ‘Ticket’, below..
❖ Ticket
You can use your remote control to order movies, sports and adult programmes through
Ticket.
When ordering, you must specify the Ticket programme you want to view. Currently, after
you have ordered the programme, you can access the Ticket channel at any time from
10am on the day the programme is broadcast until 10am the following day.
To view the Ticket screen, press TICKET.
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You may select from:
◆
Now Showing - programmes and movies on now or starting within the next 24
hours;
◆
Session Times - programmes and movies showing over the next three days.
Purchasing a Ticket programme
You can order a Ticket programme to watch or record as follows:
1. From the Ticket screen, choose a Ticket listings screen, (highlight your choice then
press OK).
2. Use the arrows to highlight a programme.
3. If you want to display extra programme information (see page 19), press i. To remove
the extra programme information, press i again.
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4. If you want to watch the programme, press OK. (If the programme is starting later,
your box will set a reminder for it.)
If you want to record the programme, press R.
Information about the Ticket programme you have selected will then be displayed,
including the start time and purchase price.
5. Press OK.
If you have used Parental Control (see page 41) to set viewing or purchase restrictions,
you may need to enter your PIN.
6. If you need to enter your PIN, use the number buttons to enter it.
Watching a Ticket programme
If you pressed OK, and the Ticket programme is about to start, your box tunes to it.
If the programme is on at a later time, it is added to your Planner. A reminder will appear
when the programme is about to start.
◆
Press OK to watch the programme. (If you prefer, you can press R to record the
programme instead - see the next section.)
Recording a Ticket programme
If you pressed R, and the Ticket programme is about to start, your box starts recording.
If the programme is on at a later time, it is added to your Planner. Your box then records
it at the chosen time.
For full information about recording programmes, see page 34.
Notes
If you watch the Ticket channel at any time on the day the of the recording (between the hours of
10am and 10am the following day), the booked recording will be marked as ‘Viewed’ in your Planner,
even though it has not yet been recorded. This will happen even if you briefly pass the channel while
‘channel surfing’.
Watching recordings of Ticket programmes
If you have recorded a Ticket programme, but not yet watched it, it remains in your
Planner for seven days after it was first broadcast, after which it is deleted.
You will be charged for the programme when you begin playing back the recording. After
you start playing back a Ticket recording, you will have a period of time in which you can
watch it as many times as you like, at no extra charge. When this time period is up, your
box will automatically delete the recording.
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Deleting recordings of Ticket programmes
You can delete a recording of a Ticket programme in the Planner as would a non-Ticket
programme (see ‘Deleting a programme from your Planner’ on page 32). If you delete a
Ticket programme before it has been viewed, you will not be charged for the programme.
Notes
As an alternative to using the Ticket listings, you can use the EPG (see page 25) or channel banner
(see page 18) to choose a Ticket programme. Press OK to choose the programme and then follow
the instructions above starting from step 3.
To order Ticket programmes with your remote control, your box must be connected to your
telephone line (see page 12).
If an error message displays, telling you that you cannot purchase a Ticket programme, refer to ‘Solving
Problems’ on page 58.
❖ Planner
Your Planner helps you plan all your TV viewing. It shows:
◆
all the programmes you have recorded, and tells you whether or not you have
watched them;
◆
all the programmes you have set your box to record in the future;
◆
all the programmes for which you have set a reminder.
Whenever you record a programme, choose a programme to record later, or set a
reminder, it is automatically added to your Planner (unless there is a clash - see pages 34
and 35).
◆
To view your Planner, press PLANNER on your remote control.
Your Planner provides the following information about the listed programmes:
◆
The name of the programme and the channel it is on;
◆
The day and start time for future programmes;
Recording - the programme is currently being recorded.
Recorded - the programme has been recorded in full (but has not yet been watched).
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It also allows you to select programmes to ‘Keep’. You need to enter your PIN code
before you can delete a Kept programme.
Planner
Part recorded - part of the programme was recorded (but has not yet been watched).
To find out why only part of the programme was recorded, highlight the programme,
then press i.
Viewed - you have watched all or part of a programme. This may be a fully-recorded or
part-recorded programme, or even one that is still recording.
Failed - you selected the programme for recording, but the programme did not record.
To find out why, highlight the programme, then press i.
Clashed - you selected the programme for recording, but it did not record because it
clashed with another recording. For more information about recording clashes, see
page 35.
You can display extra information about a highlighted programme:
◆
Press i.
More details about extra programme information are on page 19. In addition to the
standard information, the extra information for a recorded programme shows information
about the status of the recording, the time the recording was made, and the disk space
used by the recording.
◆
To remove the extra information, press i again.
Notes
The maximum number of reminders you can set is 50; the number of recordings is limited
only by the disk space available.
Symbols in your Planner
The following symbols may appear next to items in your Planner:
Symbols
Explanations
Reminder symbol - shows that a reminder has been set for the programme.
R
Record symbol - shows that the programme has been selected for recording.
Keep symbol - shows that a recorded programme or a programme selected for future
recording has been marked to ‘Keep’. This means that the programme will not be
automatically deleted, for example when your box’s disk is nearly full.
Series Link symbol - shows that the programme is one of a series and you have selected
it for Series Link. For more information, see page 32.
R
Series Link Record symbol - shows that the programme currently being recorded is one
of a series and you have selected it for Series Link.
Series Link Keep symbol - shows that a recorded programme or a programme selected
for future recording is one of a series and has been marked to ‘Keep’. This means that
the recordings of programmes in the series will not be automatically deleted, for
example when your box’s disk is nearly full.
Series Link Reminder symbol - shows that the programme is one of a series and you
have selected it for Series Link, and you have also set for a reminder for it.
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Using your Viasat remote control’s colour buttons
Depending on the programme that is highlighted in your Planner, you may be able to use
the colour buttons on your remote control to select one or more of the following. If a
colour button is available, the option is shown at the bottom of the screen.
◆
If the programme is part of a series, you can press the green ‘Series Link’ button to
make sure the following episodes are automatically added to your Planner (see page
32).
◆
You can press the yellow ‘Delete’ button to remove any programme from your
Planner (see below).
◆
You can press the record button to change a programme reminder into a future
recording or a future recording into a reminder
◆
If the highlighted programme is a recorded programme, or has been selected for
future recording, you can press the blue ‘Keep’ button to mark it to ‘Keep’. This
means that the programme will not be automatically deleted, for example when your
box’s disk is nearly full. You can also press the blue button to remove the ‘Keep’
setting, but note that Kept programmes are PIN-protected - you must enter your PIN
to delete them.
Your box’s disk space
To find out exactly how much space each programme takes up (or an estimate of how
much space it will take up, if it is a programme selected for future recording), press i.
For more information about disk space, see page 36.
Schedule changes
If the start time of a programme changes by up to 6 hours, your Planner is automatically
updated. So, if you have set a reminder for a programme, you still see the reminder when
the programme is about to start; or if you have selected a programme to record, your box
will still start recording at the correct time.
However, if the programme start time changes by more than six hours, the programme
will be removed from your Planner and you will need to set a new reminder, or set the
programme to record again. See also Recording Clashes on page 35.
Using Series Link
If the green ‘Series Link’ colour button option appears on-screen when you highlight a
programme in your Planner, this means the programme is one episode of a series, on that
channel.
◆
If you want to watch or record future episodes in the series, press the green ‘Series
Link’ button.
The Series Link symbol (see page 31) is then shown next to the programme, indicating
that the link is set.
If you selected the programme for future recording, the future episodes in the series will
also be set for recording.
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At the top of your Planner there is disk space indicator (a yellow line). The length of the
line shows you the total amount of space that is already used, and the number above tells
you the percentage of disk space that is still available.
Planner
Deleting a programme from your Planner
If you wish to remove a programme from your Planner, you can do so as follows:
◆
Highlight the programme, then press the yellow button.
◆
To remove a series link, highlight an unrecorded episode in the Planner that is part
of the Series Link and press the green button: the series link icon will be removed.
Deleting the last episode in the Planner that is part of a series link also removes the
series link
If the programme is one that has been selected for a reminder, or for future recording, it is
deleted immediately.
If the programme is a recorded programme, it is deleted immediately.
For some programmes, for example those which have been marked for ‘Keep’, a message
appears asking you to confirm the deletion.
◆
To cancel the deletion and redisplay your Planner, press BACK.
◆
To confirm the deletion, use the number buttons to enter your PIN code.
Note
After you have deleted a recorded programme from your Planner, you cannot recover it.
Watching a programme when you see the reminder
One minute before a programme for which you have set a reminder is due to start, your
Planner displays a reminder message on your TV screen.
◆
To watch the programme, press OK.
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To record the programme, press R.
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To carry on watching the programme you are already watching, without changing
channel or recording the programme, press BACK..
Note
In order for reminders to be displayed, your box must be switched on and you must be
watching Viasat.You can change the settings for when the reminder displays (see page 45).
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Recording Programmes
Reminder clashes
If a programme you have selected for a reminder is on at the same time as another
reminder you have previously set, a message will appear asking you what you want to do.
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To keep all the programmes in your Planner, press OK.
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To cancel the programme you have just selected, but keep the previously-set
reminder(s), press BACK.
❖ Recording programmes
As explained in other sections in this User Guide, recording a programme is usually as
simple as pressing R on your remote control.
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Note
If you are using Instant Rewind (see page 22) when you press R, the recording will start
from the earliest point in the programme. Depending on your settings, this may be up to
60 minutes before live TV.
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While you are looking at the channel banner, highlight a programme then press R.
A Record symbol (see page 20) displays next to the programme and your box adds
the programme to your Planner (although your Planner does not display). If the
programme is on now, your box starts recording.
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While you are looking at the EPG or Ticket, highlight a programme then press R.
Your Planner displays, with the programme added to it. (For more information about
recording Ticket programmes, see page 29.)
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While you are looking at your Planner, if you decide to record a programme for which
you have set a reminder, highlight the programme and press R.
Note
You cannot record iTV applications; however, you can record subtitles if these are
displayed.
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While you are watching TV, to record the programme you are watching, press R once
to display the channel banner, then press R again to start the recording.Your box
starts recording. Also, a Record symbol (see page 23) displays next to the programme
and your box adds the programme to your Planner (although your Planner does not
display).
Recording Programmes
Cancelling a recording
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To cancel recording the programme you are watching, press R twice.
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To cancel a recording in the channel banner, highlight the programme then press R.
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While you are looking at your Planner, if you decide to set a reminder for a
programme which you have set to record, highlight the programme and press R. If you
want to remove the recording completely, highlight the programme then press the
yellow ‘Delete’ button.
Note
If you cancel a current recording, the programme remains listed in your Planner, but it is
marked as ‘Part recorded’.
Using your box while you are recording a programme
Your box is very versatile! All the following combinations are possible.You can:
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record one programme, and at the same time watch a different programme.
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record one programme, watch a different programme, and use Live Pause or Instant
Rewind, if you wish to.
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record one programme and at the same time use an iTV interactive application, such
as playing a game.
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record two programmes at the same time, and watch one of the programmes that is
recording.
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record two programmes, and at the same time, watch any recorded programme.
However, if you are recording two programmes at the same time, you cannot change to a
different channel other than those two recording, view Ticket listings or use an interactive
application.
Recording clashes
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If you want to cancel the suggested recordings, so that you can record your new
selection, press OK.
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If you would prefer to keep your previous selections, and cancel the new selection,
press BACK.
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Recording Programmes
Note
Sometimes a recording clash may occur when the programme is about to be recorded, for
example if you are using Live Pause or Instant Rewind. If this happens, a message displays
to inform you about the clash, and to ask you what you want to do.You can then either
cancel or confirm the recording.
Recording clashes caused by changes to the schedule
If a programme’s start time changes, your Planner is automatically updated. If the
new time(s) cause a recording clash, your box automatically records in full whichever
programme starts earlier, then it will part-record any other programme(s) if they are still
showing.
If you want to make sure a particular programme will be recorded in full, even if there are
recording clashes, you can do so by selecting the programme to ‘Keep’ in your Planner
(see page 32).
Disk space warning
When you select a programme to record, your box checks whether there is enough disk
space to record it. If the disk is nearly full, your box may need to delete some programmes
to make space for the new programme.
Depending on your settings (see page 46), your box may do this automatically. However,
if you have set ‘Disk Space Management (see page 47) to ‘Manual’, then you will see the
message shown overleaf:
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Press BACK to remove the message, then use your Planner to delete some recorded
programmes (see page 32).
Note
As explained on page 32, you can use the disk space indicator to find out how much of
your box’s disk space is being used.
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❖ Manual recording
Some channels, for example radio channels, do not provide programme listings in the
channel banner or EPG. However, you can still use your box to record these channels, by
using the Setup screens to set up the recording.
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Press the SETUP button on your remote control. The System Setup screen displays
(see also page 41).
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Press D to highlight ‘Manual Recording’ then press OK. The Manual Recording screen
displays.
You set up the recording as follows:
1. Select the channel to record by using L or R to look through the channel names.
2. Press D to highlight ‘Day’, then use L or R to select the day on which you want to
record the channel you have chosen.
3. Press D to highlight ‘Start Time’, then use the number buttons to enter the time you
want the recording to start using the ‘24-hour clock’.While ‘Start Time’ is highlighted,
if you make a mistake, you can press BACK to delete the numbers you have entered
and start again.
4. Press D to highlight ‘End Time’, then, in the same way as you entered the Start Time,
use your remote control to enter the time you want the recording to finish.
5. Press D to highlight ‘Frequency’, then use L or R to choose how often you want to
record this channel at the time you have chosen.You can choose from Once, Daily
(every day starting from the day you chose in step 2), Mon-Fri (every weekday) or
Weekly (once a week on the same day).
6. Press D to highlight ‘Add Manual Recording’ then press OK.Your Planner displays,
with the new Manual Recording added to it. If you want to set up any more
recordings, redisplay the Manual Recording screen then start again from step 1.
Note
If you selected Daily, Mon-Fri or Weekly in step 5, the Series Link symbol (see page 20)
displays next to the Record symbol to show that the recording will take place more than
once.You can press i to check details of when the recordings will take place.
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Watching Recordings
❖ Watching recordings
You use your Planner (see page 30) to choose recorded programmes you want to watch.
1. Press PLANNER.
2. Use U and D to choose a recorded or recording programme. Note that these may be
marked as Recorded, Part recorded, Recording or Viewed (see page 30).
3. Press play or OK. The Playback screen displays.
This shows you extra information about the programme, including when the programme
was recorded and how much disk space it uses.
This screen also allows you to choose the Start Position - the point from which you want
to start watching the recorded programme.
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Start - to begin playback from the start of the recording.
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Last Viewed - to continue playback from the point where you last stopped it.
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Viewer Define - to start playback from any point in the programme.You use the
number buttons to enter a time, in minutes, from the start of the recording.
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Viewer Bookmark - to start playback from a ‘bookmark’ (marker point) that you
have previously set (see ‘Using Bookmarks’ on page 40).
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End - to start playback a few moments before the end of the recording, for example if
you want to rewind to a particular point.
4. When you have chosen your start position, press play or OK. The programme starts
playing back.
Playback symbol
When you first start watching a recorded programme, the playback symbol (see page 23)
displays briefly on your TV screen. The number shows how many minutes have passed
since the start of the recording.
You can display the playback symbol at any moment by pressing play. To remove it press
BACK. On-screen symbols also display whenever you fast forward, pause, rewind or stop
playback - for more information, see page 23.
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During playback
During playback, (or fast forward or rewind) your box’s front panel lights up to show you
what is happening. For more information about the front panel, see page 5.
Showing information
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While you are watching a recording, you can press OK to display the channel banner
to find out what is showing on other channels. (Note that if you change channel,
playback of your recording will stop.)
◆
You cannot display extra information for programmes on other channels - you can
only display extra information for the recording you are watching.
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If you want to see extra information for the programme you are watching, press i.
Pausing and stopping
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If you change channel, playback of your recording will stop.
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To pause playback at any moment, press pause. To start playback again, press pause
again, or press play.
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To stop playback at any moment, and return to normal TV, press stop or VIASAT.
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To stop playback at any moment, and return to your Planner, press BACK.
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When the recorded programme ends, a message displays to tell you. To return to
your Planner, press BACK, or to return to digital TV, press VIASAT.
Fast forward and rewind
Whenever a programme is playing back or is paused, you can fast forward and rewind at
any of four different speeds.
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To rewind, press the rewind button on your Viasat remote control (see page 4).
The rewind x2 symbol displays on the front panel of the box. The number shows you the
speed (number of times faster than normal playback) the programme is rewinding, and the
direction (anti-clockwise) that the symbol is spinning shows you that it is rewinding.
◆
To increase the speed, press rewind again, up to 3 times (x6, x12, x30).
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To decrease the speed, press the fast forward button.
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To return to normal playback, press play.
You can fast forward in the same way as you rewind, just use the fast forward button to
increase the fast forward speed, and the rewind button to decrease the fast forward speed.
If you reach the end of the recording, the playback pauses at that point.You can then
either rewind or stop the recording.
Slow motion playback
You can play back a programme in slow motion, by pressing and holding down the play
button for at least 2 seconds. While the programme is showing in slow motion, the
playback symbol displays, spinning in slow motion.
To return to the normal speed, press play again.
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Watching recordings of restricted programmes or locked
channels
If you choose a recording to watch that:
◆
was broadcast on a channel that is currently locked, or
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is subject to a viewing restriction,
you will need to enter your PIN in order to watch it. For more information see ‘Using the
Parental Control menu’ on page 41.
Using Bookmarks
Bookmarks are points, within a recorded programme, to which you can quickly return.
◆
While you are watching a recorded programme, to set a bookmark, press pause, then
press the red ‘Bookmark’ button.The pause symbol is displayed with the message
Bookmarked underneath - See “On-screen symbols” on page 23.
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To skip forward to the next bookmark, and then continue watching the programme
from that point, press and hold fast forward for at least three seconds.
◆
To skip backward to the previous bookmark, press and hold rewind for at least three
seconds.
❖ Interactive TV
Viasat iTV (Interactive TV) allows you to:
play games;
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use additional interactive services, when these are available;
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display the Setup screens.
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The Setup screens are described in the next section - see page 41.
Playing games
You can use your Viasat remote control to play games provided by Viasat.
1. To play games, press iTV.
The iTV screen displays.
2. Highlight ‘Games’, then press OK.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. When you have finished playing games, press Viasat to return to watching digital TV.
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❖ Using the Setup menus
You use the Setup menus to:
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control who can watch or purchase certain programmes;
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change your Planner settings;
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change your PVR recording settings;
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change the language and subtitle settings;
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change the TV settings;
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look at on-screen help on using your Viasat digital guide;
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view information about your box.
To display the System Setup menu:
1. Press iTV, then press D to highlight ‘System Setup’, and then press OK.
2. Press D or U to highlight the item you want, then press OK.
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While you are using any of the setup menus, you can press BACK to cancel any
changes and return to the previous menu.
◆
To cancel changes and redisplay digital satellite TV, press VIASAT.
◆
On some menus you can press the red button to reset all settings on that menu to
their factory defaults.
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To save changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ and then press OK.
❖ Using the Parental Control menu
You use the Parental Control menu to:
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lock channels;
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set viewing restrictions based on a programme’s age rating;
◆
set purchase restrictions, to control whether your PIN is needed to purchase Ticket
channels;
◆
change your PIN code.
Note
If you do not have a smart card inserted in your box, you cannot use the Parental Control
menu.
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About your PIN code
To use the Parental Control menu, you need to enter your PIN code. When you first use
your box, your PIN code is 0000. In order to make your PIN code secret, you should
change it to another number that you find easy to remember (see below).
To display the Parental Control menu
1. On the Setup menu, highlight ‘Parental Control’, then press OK.
You will see a message asking you to enter your PIN code.
2. Use the number buttons to enter your PIN.
If you enter the correct PIN, the Parental Control screen displays.
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If you enter an incorrect PIN three times in a row, your PIN will be blocked for 10
minutes.You will not be able to use any feature requiring PIN entry during that time.
Locking Channels
The Locked Channel screen lets you lock certain channels. Whenever you are watching
digital TV, in order to view a locked channel, you must enter your PIN.You must also use
your PIN to watch a recording of a programme on a locked channel.
1. From the Parental Control screen, highlight ‘Locked Channel’, then press OK.
The Locked Channel screen displays.
◆
A
◆
A
symbol next to the channel name indicates that the channel is not locked.
symbol next to the channel name indicates that it is locked.
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2. From the list of channels, use U or D to highlight a channel you want to lock or
unlock, then press L or R to select the setting you want.
3. Repeat step 2 to lock or unlock all the channels you want.
4. You can also unlock all the channels at once by pressing the yellow button. Or, you
can lock all the channels at once by pressing the blue button.
When you have finished selecting channels to lock or unlock, press BACK.
Setting viewing restrictions
The Viewing Restrictions screen lets you set an age limit, so that people who do not know
the PIN code (for example young children) cannot watch programmes that have an age
category rating that is older than the age lock level you have set.
For example, if you set this to ‘11+’, then programmes rated for viewers 11 years old or
older will be locked, and you will need to enter your PIN code to watch them. Age lock
only works if the broadcaster provides rating category information.
For more information on age rating category symbols see ‘Symbols in the channel banner
and extra information screens’ on page 20.
To set viewing restrictions:
1. On the Parental Control menu, highlight ‘Viewing Restrictions’, then press OK.
The Viewing Restrictions screen is displayed.
◆
A
◆
A
symbol next to the age rating category indicates that it is not restricted.
symbol next to the age rating category indicates that it is restricted.
If you restrict an age rating category, this means that whenever a programme is broadcast
with that age rating, you must enter your PIN before you can watch it.You must also use
your PIN to watch a recording of a programme with a restricted age rating category.
When you restrict an age rating category, all the age rating categories below it are
automatically restricted.
1. To restrict an age rating category, use U and D to highlight it, then press L or R to
select the symbol. To remove the restriction, press L or R to select the symbol.
2. Repeat step 2 to make all the changes you want.
3. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
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Notes
If you press the red button to reset all the settings, the settings will change to the standard settings.
The standard setting is that any programme broadcast with an age rating of any sort will be restricted,
but you can remove this restriction if you wish by following the steps above.
Viewing restrictions work only if the broadcaster provides classification category information.Viasat is
not responsible for channels providing incorrect age rating information.
Setting purchase restrictions
The Purchase Restriction screen lets you choose whether or not you need to enter your
PIN code to purchase a Ticket programme.
To set purchase restrictions:
1. From the Parental Control screen, highlight ‘Purchase Restriction’, and then press OK.
The Purchase Restriction screen displays.
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2. On the ‘Purchase by PIN Code’ item, press L or R to select the setting you want
- ‘On’ or ‘Off’.
If you select ‘On’, you must enter your PIN code to purchase a Ticket programme.
3. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
Changing your PIN code
You can change your PIN code to another number which you find easy to remember.
Please make sure you do not forget your PIN code.
To change your PIN code:
1. From the Parental Control screen, highlight ‘Change PIN Code’ then press OK.
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The Change PIN Code screen displays.
2. Use the number buttons to enter a new 4-digit PIN code of your choice. As you
enter numbers, the dashes change to asterisks.You can press BACK once to cancel
your changes. If you press BACK a second time, the Parental Control screen
redisplays.
When you have entered your new 4-digit PIN code once, the Change PIN Code screen
displays again, so you can enter it a second time to confirm the change.
3. Enter your new 4-digit PIN code again.
A message displays to confirm that your new PIN code is valid.
❖ Changing your Planner settings
You use this screen to change the display of your reminders for programmes in your
Planner (see page 30).
◆
Reminder Advanced Time is the length of time before a programme starts that its
reminder appears.
◆
Reminder Timeout is the length of time a reminder will display on screen before it
disappears automatically.
You can change your Planner settings as follows:
1. On the System Setup screen, highlight ‘Planner Settings’ and then press OK.
1. Press D or U to highlight the item you want.
2. Use L or R to select the setting you want: 30, 60 or 90 seconds.
3. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
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❖ Changing your PVR recording settings
You use this screen to change various settings relating to how your box records
programmes, to:
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change the way in which your box manages your recordings, when disk space is
running low;
◆
change the length of time of the Instant Rewind recording;
◆
add extra time to the start and end of recordings.
The items on the Recordings Settings menu are explained in more detail in the following
sections, starting with ‘Disk Space Management’ on page 47.
Notes
Setting up recordings for channels without programme listings is described in the Manual Recording
section, on page 37. You can change your PVR settings as follows:
1. Press iTV on your remote control.
2. On the iTV screen, highlight ‘System Setup’ and then press OK.
3. On the System Setup screen, highlight ‘Recording Settings’ and then press OK.
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4. Use U or D to highlight the item you want to change.
5. Use L or R to select the setting you want.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have made all the changes you want to make.
7. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
Disk Space Management
You use this item to change the way in which your box manages your recordings when
disk space is running low.
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You can choose one of two settings:
Automatic – recorded programmes will be deleted automatically when there is not
enough space to record new programmes.
Your box will first delete recorded programmes you have previously watched, then
recorded programmes that you have not watched.
Your box will not delete recorded programmes marked as ‘Keep’ or any Ticket
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Manual – recorded programmes will never be deleted automatically. Shortly before
your box runs out of disk space, a message displays to let you know.
To continue the new recording and delete the old recording(s), press OK. Or, to keep
the old recording(s), press BACK - the new recording will stop when there is no
more disk space.
If you do not press any button, the old recording(s) are not deleted and the new
recording will stop when there is no more disk space.
Note
If, even after deleting previous recordings, there is still not enough disk space available for a new
recording, your box will only record part of your selected programme.
Review buffer
This is the length of time of the recording your box automatically makes of the channel
you are currently viewing. For more information, see ‘Using Instant Rewind’ on page 22.
You can choose one of five settings: ‘Off,’ ‘5’, ‘15’, ‘30’ or ‘60’ minutes.
Add to Start of Recording / Add to End of Recording
If you wish, you can add extra time to the start and/or end of recordings. The same six
settings are available for both of these items:
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Automatic – 2 minutes extra recording time will be added to the scheduled start or
end time of recordings;
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0, 1, 2, 5 or 10 minutes – the extra recording time that will be added to the
scheduled start or end time of recordings.
Note
If one recording immediately follows another, any extra time added to the start and/or end of
recordings may be dropped in favour of the next recording.
❖ Using the System Settings
Use the System Settings menu to change the TV settings and view information about your
box.
1. To use the System Settings screens, press iTV on your remote control.
2. Highlight ‘System Setup’, then press OK.
3. Highlight ‘System Settings’, then press OK.
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The System Settings screen displays on your TV.
To display one of the Settings screens, highlight it and press OK.
The details of each screen are described in the following sections.
Changing the Picture settings
You use the Picture Settings menu to change the following settings, to control how your
box works with your other equipment:
Picture Format;
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Presentation Mode;
◆
Video Output;
◆
Contrast;
◆
Banner Timeout;
◆
Subtitles.
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To change the Picture Settings:
1. Press U or D to highlight the setting you want to change (for more information on
the settings, see the table overleaf).
2. Press L or R to change the setting.
3. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
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Make your choice according to the following table.
Item
Settings
Comments
Picture Format
4:3
Setting for ‘standard’ (4:3) TVs.
16:9
Setting for ‘widescreen’ (16:9) TVs.
Presentation Mode
(Setting for how
widescreen (16:9)
programmes display on a
standard (4:3) TV - This
setting is only available
if the picture format has
been set to 4:3)
Pan & Scan
The centre portion only of any widescreen (16:9)
transmissions will display on a standard (4:3) TV.
Letterbox
The whole of any widescreen transmissions will
display on a standard (4:3) TV, but the picture does
not fill the screen.
Video Output
PAL
If your system is connected via RF leads, you
should select this setting.
RGB
If your system is connected via SCART to SCART
leads, you should select this setting for a better
quality picture.
Contrast
Low, Medium,
High
Select your preferred setting for the contrast of
your TV display.
Banner Timeout
Off, 5 secs,
10 secs
Select your preferred setting for the length of time
that the channel banner displays on-screen when
you change channel.
Subtitles
On, Off
Select whether or not you want Subtitles to be
displayed when they are available.
Changing the Sound settings
You use the Sound Settings menu to change the following settings:
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Audio Output;
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Audio Format;
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Volume;
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Background Music.
To change the Sound Settings:
1. Press U or D to highlight the setting you want to change (for more information on
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the settings, see the table below).
2. Press L or R to change the setting.
3. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
Make your choice according to the following table.
Item
Settings
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Audio Output
Stereo, Mono
Controls the audio output on the SCART lead.
Audio Format
AC3, MPEG
Controls the digital audio output from the connector
marked ‘OPTICAL AUDIO OUT’. Select AC3 if your
equipment has Dolby Digital decoding capabilities. The
setting ‘MPEG’ is for digital stereo sound. Note: Dolby
Digital is only available on some programmes. If Dolby
Digital is not available, the audio output will be digital
stereo.
Volume
-
Controls your box’s default volume level.
Background Music
On, Off
Controls whether or not music will play while you look at
your Viasat Digital Guide.
Changing the Language & Subtitles settings
You use the Language & Subtitles menu to change the following settings:
Audio Language - your first choice of language for programmes which are broadcast
with more than one audio soundtrack;
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Subtitles - your first choice of language for subtitles, when programmes are broadcast
with subtitles in more than one language.
To change the Language and Subtitle Settings:
1. Press U or D to highlight the setting you want to change.
2. Press L or R to change the setting.
3. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
Viewing the box information
You can view technical information about your box.
To display the information:
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1. On the System Settings menu, highlight ‘System Details’, then press OK.
2. To redisplay the System Settings menu, press BACK.
Viewing the Signal Test screen
You use the Signal Test screen to check that your box is receiving satellite signals, and
check the strength and quality of the signals.
To display the Signal Test screen:
1. On the System Settings menu, highlight ‘Signal Test’, then press OK.
The Signal Test screen displays:
The screen shows bars indicating the strength and quality of the signal being received at
each satellite input.
Your box must receive a signal strength between 49-79 dBuV, preferably above 64 dBuV. If
the signal strength is lower the picture quality is more easily affected by bad weather, such
as rain, thunder storms, etc.
The signal quality should be 1.0E-7BER and the Lock Indicator should display ‘OK’ in order
to successfully find channels. See “Checking the signal” on page 16.
2. When you have finished viewing the Signal Test screen, press BACK to redisplay the
System Settings menu.
Installation Setup
You use the Installation Setup menu to change the following settings:
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LNB setup;
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Default transponder;
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Modem setting;
◆
RF output.
The items on the Installation Setup menu are explained in more detail in the following
sections.
To access the Installation Setup menu:
1. Press iTV on your remote control.
2. Highlight ‘System Setup’, then press OK.
3. Highlight ‘System Settings’, then press OK.
4. Highlight ‘Installation Setup’, then press OK.
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The Installation Setup menu displays:
Changing the LNB Setup
Before making any changes to the LNB Setup, check which of the following two types of
LNB you have.
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Universal
see To change the LNB Setup (for Universal LNBs)
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SatCR
see To change the LNB Setup (for SatCR LNBs)
Note
To change the LNB Setup (for Universal LNBs)
1. On the Installation Setup menu, highlight ‘LNB Setup’, then press OK.
The LNB Setup menu displays:
2 Highlight ‘LNB Type’, then press L or R to select ‘Universal’.
3. Highlight ‘Number of LNBs’, then press L or R to select the number of LNBs you
have in your set-up.
4. Highlight ‘Low Band LO Frequency (GHz)’, then use the number buttons to enter
the appropriate frequency. If the number is below 10.000, add a leading zero (for
example, 09.750).
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The default values for a standard Universal LNB (shown on the image on page 53) are already
entered for this setting; under normal circumstances you do not need to change these. If you change
your satellite dish installation, you may need to change this setting so that your box can tune to all the
satellites available.
Setup
5. Highlight ‘High Band LO Frequency (GHz)’, then use the number buttons to enter
the appropriate frequency. If the number is below 10.000, add a leading zero (for
example, 09.750).
6. Highlight ‘LNB is powered by STB’, then press L or R to select either ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’.
The default setting is ‘On’.
7. If you selected ‘2 LNBs’ in step 2, highlight ‘DiSEqC port A is connected to’ then press
L or R to select the correct satellite for the LNB connected to DiSEqC™ port A,
either Sirius or Thor.*
8. ‘DiSEqC port B is connected to’ is set to whichever satellite was not selected in step
7
9. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
10. If you have changed your LNB setup configuration you must then check the signal
quality (see page 52).
You can press the red button to reset all settings on the LNB setup menu to their factory
defaults. The default values are shown on the image above.
To change the LNB Setup (for SatCR LNBs)
1. On the Installation Setup menu, highlight ‘LNB Setup’, then press OK
The LNB Setup menu displays:
2. Highlight ‘LNB Type’, then press L or R to select ‘SatCR’.
3. Highlight ‘Number of LNBs’, then press L or R to select ‘Single’ or ‘Monoblock’.
Refer to information supplied with your LNB to determine the correct type.
4. Highlight ‘Input 1’, then press L or R to select ‘UB 1’ – ‘UB 4’.
5. Highlight ‘Input 2’, then press L or R to select ‘UB 1’ – ‘UB 4’.
These are the numbers (1 to 4) that will be allocated to your box. For full
functionality, it is important that each box in a SatCR installation has two unique
numbers, to avoid conflicting with other installed boxes.
To enable up to 4 boxes to be installed, you can allocate just one number for each
box. However you will not be able to watch one program while recording another.
6. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
For recommended SatCR LNBs, the default User Band (UB) frequency values are
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already entered; under normal circumstances you do not need to change these. Refer to
information supplied with your LNB. Check that the UB frequencies match those shown in
the Set Frequency menu below. If they do not, you must edit the SatCR UB frequencies.
To edit SatCR UB frequencies
1. Refer to information supplied with your LNB to determine the frequencies required
for each UB.
2. From the LNB Setup menu, press the green button (‘Edit UB’).
The Set Frequency menu displays:
3. Highlight ‘UB1’, then use the number buttons to enter the required frequency.
4. Repeat step 3 for ‘UB2’, UB3’, and ‘UB4’.
Setting the Default Transponder
Default values (shown on the image on page 54) are already entered for this setting;
under normal circumstances you do not need to change these. If you change your satellite
dish installation, you may need to change this setting so that your box can tune to all the
satellites available.
To change the Default Transponder settings:
1. On the Installation Setup menu, highlight ‘Default Transponder’, then press OK.The
Default Transponder menu displays:
V
2. Highlight ‘Frequency (GHz)’, then use the number buttons to enter the appropriate
frequency.
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5. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
Setup
3. Highlight ‘Polarization’, then press L or R to select the either ‘H’ (Horizontal) or ‘V’
(Vertical).
4. Highlight ‘Symbol Rate (Kbaud)’, then use the number buttons to enter the
appropriate value.
5. Highlight ‘FEC’, then press L or R to select the correct type: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 or 5/6.
6. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
7. If you have changed your Default Transponder settings you must then check the signal
quality (see page 51).
The default values for the Default Transponder menu are shown on the image above.
Changing the Modem Settings
The Modem Settings control how your box connects to Viasat via the telephone
line. These settings are made automatically when you select your country during the
installation process; under normal circumstances you do not need to change them.
To change the Modem Settings:
1. On the Installation Setup menu, highlight ‘Modem Settings’, then press OK.
The Modem menu displays.
2. Highlight ‘Telephone Dial Type’, then press L or R to select either ‘Tone’ or ‘Pulse’.
3. Highlight ‘Dialing Prefix’, then use the number buttons to enter the dialling prefix.
4. To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
Setting the RF output channel
The RF Output screen lets you select the RF output channel for your box.
The factory preset RF output channel is channel 38. If channel 38 is not compatible with
your TV or VCR, for example if it is already being used as your VCR’s output channel,
or for a terrestrial channel, you may find you cannot tune your equipment to your box
because of interference.
You can therefore use this setting to enter a different number.You may find this easier if
you disconnect your external antenna and/or your VCR from your system while you make
the changes, but if you do so, make sure you follow all the safety advice on pages 7 to 13.
You will then need to tune any equipment that is connected to your box via an RF lead to
this new channel number - see the section on RF tuning on page 15.
RF channels may also be known as UHF channels.
To change the RF output channel:
1. From the Installation Setup menu, highlight ‘RF Output’, and then press OK.
The RF Outlets screen displays:
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2. On the ‘RF Channel Number’ item, press L or R to select the channel you want.
To save your changes, highlight ‘Save New Settings’ then press OK, or to cancel, press
BACK.
❖ Setting up your remote control for your TV
You can set up your remote control to operate the basic features of your TV. This enables
you to control your TV and your box with just one remote control.
Code search
To program your remote control to operate your television, you must first use the remote
control to find the four-digit code the corresponds to your television brand. During this
code search you will run through every available code in the remote control’s library.
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To search for your television code:
1. Make sure that you television is switched on.
2. Press the TV button on your remote control and release it.
3. Press and hold down SETUP, until the red LED under the TV button blinks twice.
4. Use the number buttons to enter 9 9 1. The red LED under the TV button blinks
twice.
5. Aim the remote control at your television and press S.
6. Aim the remote control at your television, and press ch + repeatedly, until your
television turns off (each time you press ch + the remote control sends a POWER
(TV off) signal using the next TV code contained in the remote control’s library).
You may have to press ch + many times (up to 150 times). The code search can take
up to 15 minutes. If you skip a code, you can search through the previous code(s) by
pressing ch -.
Remember to keep pointing the remote control at your television during the code
search.
7. As soon as the television switches off, press SETUP to store this code. The red LED
under the TV button blinks twice.
8. Once it is set up, you can switch the remote control to operate your TV by first
pressing the TV button. To switch back to operating your box, press the VIASAT
button.
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Code blink out
Once you have found the correct code, you can use your remote control to perform a
‘code blink out’ to determine what this code is.
1. Press the TV button on your remote control and release it.
2. Press and hold down SETUP, until the red LED under the TV button blinks twice.
3. Use the number buttons to enter 9 9 0. The red LED under the TV button blinks
twice.
4. Press 1 and count the LED blinks.
5. Press 2 and count the LED blinks.
6. Press 3 and count the LED blinks.
7. Press 4 and count the LED blinks. Now you have found the 4-digit code.
If, during step 4, 5, 6 or 7, the LED does not blink at all, the code digit is 0.
8. For future reference, write down the code in the space provided in the remote
control battery compartment.
Using the TV code table
If, after performing a code search, your remote control still does not operate your
television, you may be using the wrong code. Try repeating the search again to locate the
correct code. If this fails, you can use the TV code table available for download from the
Viasat website.
1. Download the TV code table from the Viasat website (www.viasat.se), find the brand
of your television in the TV code table and select the first 4 digit code in the list.
2. Make sure your television is fully on (not in standby), and then press the TV button
on your remote control and release it.
3. Press and hold down SETUP, until the red LED under the TV button blinks twice.
4. Use the number buttons to enter the 4-digit code for your television (the TV button
will blink twice after you have entered the fourth digit).
5. Press S to see if you are able to switch off your television.
If your television does not respond, repeat steps 1 to 5 with each code listed for your
brand. If none of the codes operate your television, or if your brand is not listed, retry
the code search described on page 55.
6. Switch your television back on by pressing a number button (or ch +) and check if
all the functions are working correctly.
7. For future reference, write down the code in the space provided in the remote
control battery compartment.
Resetting your remote control
To clear all the settings you have made to your remote control and apply the factory
defaults:
1. Press and hold down SETUP, until the red LED under the TV button blinks twice.
2. Use the number buttons to enter 9 8 1. The red LED under the TV button blinks
twice.
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The factory default values are applied to your remote control.
❖ Recording a digital satellite programme
If you have a VCR you can use it to record satellite programmes from your box.
To record a satellite programme:
1. Make sure your box is switched on and tuned to the channel you wish to record.
2. Set your VCR correctly to record at the appropriate time, making sure that your VCR
is set to record its ‘channel for digital satellite TV’, or if your box is connected to your
VCR via a SCART lead, making sure your VCR is set to record its appropriate AV
channel.
For further information about your VCR, refer to your VCR’s user guide.
Notes
Your VCR must be correctly connected to your box. For further information, see pages 9 and 10.
Some programmes are copy-protected and may not play back correctly if you record them.
While you are setting the recording up, you may wish to make sure your TV is switched to its ‘VCR
channel’ or the AV channel that you use when you are watching videos, so you can check that the
VCR is showing what you want to record.
Watching other channels while you are recording a digital satellite programme
However, you cannot watch one digital channel while you record a different digital channel.
If you use your box’s remote control to change channel while you are recording, your VCR
will record the channel change.
❖ Switching between digital satellite TV and
terrestrial TV
If your TV automatically shows digital satellite TV whenever your box is switched on, you
can use your remote control to switch between digital satellite TV and terrestrial TV.
This is also useful if you are using your VCR, for example to record a digital channel, but
you want to watch a terrestrial channel.
◆
To switch between digital satellite TV and terrestrial TV, press the TV button on your
remote control. (Please do not press the S button - this will switch your box off.)
Note
In order for this feature to work, your digital box must be connected to your TV via a SCART lead,
and your TV must also be receiving the terrestrial channels from your TV aerial. For information
about connecting up, see pages 9 to 11.
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If your equipment is connected using RF leads, as in connection methods 1 or 2, you can
watch any terrestrial channel while you record digital satellite TV, by changing channel
with your TV’s remote control.You can also watch any digital channel while you record a
terrestrial channel.
Solving problems
❖ Error messages
If there is a temporary problem with a channel you are watching, you may see an error
message on your TV screen. If this happens, you can still change channel, in the usual way,
to a channel that is not experiencing problems.
❖ On-screen messages
If one of the following messages appears on your TV screen, make a note of the number that appears with
the message (for example, 01). If you need to call customer service for assistance, please have the number
handy so they can help you as quickly as possible.
Message
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Please insert your
Viasat viewing card in
the smart card slot.
For instructions please
refer to your user
manual.
There is no Viasat
viewing card in the
smart card slot in
your box.
Insert your Viasat viewing card in the smart card slot.
Your viewing card is
invalid or inserted in
the wrong direction.
For instructions on
how to insert you
Viasat card please refer
to your user manual.
Your box cannot
Check it is the correct Viasat viewing card. Check it is in
recognise your
the right way up.Check that your card is not damaged.
Viasat viewing card. If the problem continues, call customer service for
assistance.
This service is not
included in your
subscription.
Please call
customer service
to purchase.
You may need
to update your
subscription, or
there may be
an unexpected
problem with your
subscription.
Please call customer service to upgrade your subscription.
Transmission error in
your smart card. Please
call customer service
to purchase.
Your smart card
has developed a
problem.
Call customer service for assistance.
Welcome to Viasat.
You need to activate
your subscription to
get access to your
channels. Please call
customer service to
activate.Your Viasat
card ID and box ID can
be found in the Sytem
Details menu.
This is normal
prior to the
smart card’s first
authorization.
To activate your subscription, call Viasat’s interactive
telephone service using the number appropriate for
your country:Sweden08 5620 3300Norway8005
3020Denmark7012 1151Finland09 4249 7700You will
need your Viasat smart card ID and box ID. These are
displayed on the System Details screen. To view the
System Details screen, see ‘Viewing the box information’
on page 51.
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Possible cause
Suggested solution
This service is not
available in your region.
The channel is not
available in your
region.
You cannot watch this channel. Select a different channel
to watch.
You have insufficient
credit on your smart
card. Please connect
your receiver to the
telephone line to
update your credit. It is
done automatically at
the next purchase of a
PPV event.
There is not
enough credit left
on your smart
card to buy this
programme, or
you telephone line
is not correctly
connected to your
box.
Check that the telephone lead between your box and
the telephone point is properly plugged in (see page 12).
Always switch your box off at the power supply before
plugging or unplugging any other equipment.Your credit
is updated automatically at the next purchase of a PPV
event.If the problem continues, call customer service.
You have insufficient
credit on your smart
card. Please connect
your receiver to the
telephone line to
update your credit. It is
done automatically.
There is not
enough credit left
on your smart
card to buy this
programme, or
you telephone line
is not correctly
connected to your
box.
Check that the telephone lead between your box and
the telephone point is properly plugged in (see page
12). Always switch your box off at the power supply
before plugging or unplugging any other equipment.If the
problem continues, call customer service.
You are not authorized
to watch this channel
on this receiver. Wrong
smart card for this
receiver. To use this
card in this receiver
please call the number
for your country.Your
Viasat card ID and box
ID can be found in the
Sytem Details menu.
You have more
than one Viasat
box and have
inserted the wrong
smart card for this
box.
Insert the right smart card for this box.If the problem
continues, call Viasat’s interactive telephone service using
the number appropriate for your country:Sweden08 5620
3300Norway8005 3020Denmark7012 1151Finland09
4249 7700You will need your Viasat smart card ID and
box ID. These are displayed on the System Details screen.
To view the System Details screen, see ‘Viewing the box
information’ on page 51.
You cannot purchase
this event using your
receiver. Please call
customer service to
purchase this event.
A problem
occurred while
you were trying
to purchase the
programme.
Please call customer service for assistance.
This card is not valid
any more. Please use
you new Viasat viewing
card.
You have inserted
an old or invalid
smart card.
Insert the your new Viasat smart card.If the problem
continues, call customer service.
It is not possible to
purchase this event.
You cannot
purchase Ticket
channels between
8.00-10.00.
Please try again later.
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Message
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Purchase not possible.
A problem
occurred while
you were trying
to purchase the
programme.
Please call customer service for assistance.
Preparation of the new
card - please wait.
You have only just
inserted your new
Viasat smart card
into your box and
your card is still
being checked.
Initialisation and authorisation may take up to 5 minutes.
Please wait.If the problem continues, call customer
service.
Inserted card is being
initialised - please wait.
You have only just
inserted your new
Viasat smart card
into your box and
your card is still
being authorised.
Initialisation and authorisation may take up to 5 minutes.
Please wait.If the problem continues, call customer
service.
Unviewable service
- waiting for approval.
Your box is
attempting to gain
approval for the
selected service.
Wait for your box to resolve the problem; if it is not
resolved call customer service for assistance.
Please call customer
service.
An unknown error
has occurred.
Please call customer service.
❖ General Problems
If you are experiencing difficulty with your box, check the troubleshooting table below
– this may provide the answer you are looking for. *Before you check connections
between your equipment, make sure you disconnect all your equipment from the mains
supply. When you have finished checking and making connections, safely reconnect all the
equipment to the mains supply (see page 13).
Problem
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Your box doesn’t seem
to be working, and
there are no lights on
the front panel.
Your box is not
receiving power.
Make sure that the mains lead is properly plugged in and
that the mains supply is switched on.
Your box doesn’t seem
to be working, and the
front-panel standby
light is red.
Your box is
switched off.
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Check that the mains wall socket has power (try plugging
in a lamp).
Press standby on the front panel, or S on your remote
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Problem
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Your box doesn’t seem
to be working, and the
front-panel standby
light is green.
Your box is
not correctly
connected to your
other equipment,
or your other
equipment is not
correctly set up.
Check that all the connections are properly made.*
Your TV is not
switched to show
digital satellite
channels.
If your box is connected to your TV via a SCART lead, try
selecting the appropriate AV channel on your TV.
There is a problem
with the satellite
signal.
Check that the lead from your satellite dish is correctly
connected to your box.*
Your box doesn’t seem
to be working, and the
front-panel standby
light is orange.
Check that your TV is plugged into the mains and that it
is switched on.
If your box is connected to your TV via an RF lead only,
try selecting the appropriate ‘channel for digital satellite
TV’. If you do not have a ‘channel for digital satellite TV’,
you need to perform RF tuning (see page 15).
Check that your satellite dish and LNB(s) are correctly
set up and directed towards the correct satellite(s) (see
page 8).
Check that nothing is blocking your satellite dish, for
example a tree or high building.
You can see on-screen
interference
Your TV or VCR
is not correctly
tuned.
Check that your TV and VCR are correctly tuned to your
box.
For further information, refer to your TV and VCR
instruction books.
In some cases your box may need RF tuning.See page 15
or call customer service for further advice.
Your remote control
isn’t working.
Something is
between the
remote control
and your box.
Make sure you point your remote control directly at your
box and that nothing is between it and your box.The
indicator light on your box’s front panel should flash each
time you press a remote control button.
The batteries are
flat or inserted the
wrong way round.
Check the batteries and replace them if necessary.
You’ve forgotten your
PIN.
Call customer service for advice.
You have received a
new smart card but
you don’t know how to
activate it.
Follow the instructions on ‘Inserting your smart card’ on
page 8. The Subscription Activation screen should appear
- see the instructions on page 8.
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There may be a temporary problem with the reception,
caused, for example, by bad weather; try again later.
If adverse weather conditions cause your dish and/or
LNB(s) to move, you may need to re-adjust them (see the
information supplied with this equipment).
Environmental issues
❖ Environmental issues
Packaging - When disposing of this product packaging, please ensure
that it is recycled
This will reduce the demand for virgin wood pulp, whilst diverting material that
would otherwise end up in landfill.
Set-top Box Recycling - Do not dispose of this product with your
domestic rubbish
At the end of its useful life, this product contains materials which when
processed correctly can be recovered and recycled. By participating in the
responsible recycling of this product you will be reducing the requirement for
new raw materials and reducing the amount of material that would otherwise
end up in landfill.
When you purchase a new, similar product your retailer may offer to take this
old one off you. Alternatively, you can take it to your local recycling centre.
Your retailer or local municipal authority will advise you of the collection
facilities available for waste electronic products in your area. Use of this service
will be free to you.
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Specification
Due to continued product improvement, this specification may change without notice.
General
Operating voltage:
230 V AC ± 15%; 50/60 Hz
Power consumption:
30 W (max.)
Weight:
1.35 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D):
390 mm x 62 mm x 265 mm
UHF modulator:
CCIR PAL System B/G;
Ch 21 to 69 (factory setting is 38)
Operating temperature range:
0 °C to +40 °C
Storage temperature range:
–20 °C to +60 °C
Rear panel connectors
230V
50Hz:
IEC 320 2-pin reversible
RJ11
TV SCART:
SCART (composite video out; RGB out;)
VCR SCART:
SCART (composite video in/out; RGB in)
AUDIO L + R
Phono (RCA) audio out
S-VIDEO
4-way mini-DIN
ANTENNA IN:
IEC 129-2 female
RF-1 OUT:
IEC 169-2 male
RF-2 OUT:
IEC 169-2 male
OPTICAL AUDIO OUT:
Digital-optical audio output
INPUT 1 AND 2:
2 x IEC 60169-24 F-type female
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TELEPHONE LINE:
❖ Copyright notices
This document is copyrighted and may not, in whole or part, be copied, photocopied,
reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic or machine-readable form without
prior consent in writing from Pace Micro Technology plc.
© Pace Micro Technology 2007. All rights reserved.
Pace and
are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Pace Micro Technology plc.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S.
Patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology
must be authorised by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited Pay Per
View uses only, unless otherwise authorised by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Trademark of the DVB Digital Video Broadcasting Project (1991 to 1996).
This product complies with the following European Council Directives:
– 2006/95/EC (the Low Voltage Directive) as amended;
– 89/336/EEC (the EMC Directive) as amended;
– 1999/5/EC (the R&TTE Directive) as amended.
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End User Licence Terms
The Product to which this documentation relates (the “Product”) incorporates software which is owned by Pace Micro
Technology plc (or its licensors). Before using the Product please read the End-User Licence Conditions detailed below. If
you do not agree to the terms and conditions of the End-User Licence please do not proceed to use the Product – repack
the Product unused and return it to your supplier who will refund the amount you paid for it to you.
1.
Definitions
The following expressions have the meanings given here:
“Pace” means Pace Micro Technology plc, being either owner of all intellectual property rights in the Software, or
having the right to grant licences for the use of the Software.
“Software” means the software applications, utilities and modules embedded within the Product.
“Product” means the equipment or appliance to which this documentation relates and which incorporates the
Software.
“Viasat” means Viasat AB, being the commercial broadcaster whose broadcasts this product has been designed to
receive.
2.
Licence Grant, Conditions and Restrictions
(a) Pace grants you a non-exclusive, world-wide (subject to export controls), non-transferable (except as permitted by
2(b) below), royalty free licence to use the Software upon and with the Product.
(b) You may not transfer any of your licence rights in the Software without the written consent of Pace and if consent is
provided then the Software shall only be transferred in conjunction with the transfer of the Product AND provided
that the transferee has read and agreed to accept the terms and conditions of this licence.
(c) You must ensure that the copyright, trademark and other protective notices contained in the Software are maintained
and not altered or removed and that all such notices are reproduced and included in any copy of the Software.
(d) The Software provided hereunder is copyrighted and licensed (not sold). Pace especially does not transfer title or any
ownership rights in the Software to you. The Software provided hereunder may contain or be derived from portions of
materials provided to Pace under licence by a third party supplier.
(e) Except as authorised above or expressly permitted by statute you may not: use the Software in conjunction with any
other computer hardware other than the Product; copy all or part of the Software; incorporate all (or any of) the
Software into other programs developed by (or on behalf of) you and/or used by you; reverse engineer, decompile or
disassemble the Software; make the Software available, or permit its redistribution, for use with any other computer
hardware than the Product; rent, lease, gift, loan, sell, distribute or transfer possession of the Software in whole or in
part.
(f) You will grant to Pace and/or Viasat, access to your Pace/Viasat digital decoder product, to enable Pace and/or Viasat to
upgrade, service and otherwise adapt the Software in such decoder, by (for example) remote downloading of updated
Software.
3.
Termination
This licence is effective until terminated.You may terminate the licence by destroying the Software (and all copies
thereof). This licence will terminate automatically without notice if you fail to comply with any of its provisions. Upon
termination you must destroy the Software (and all copies thereof).
4.
Disclaimer
(a) The Software is (to the extent permitted by law) supplied “as is” and Pace and its suppliers expressly exclude all
warranties, express or implied, including (but not limited to) warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and
non-infringement (save to the extent that the same are not capable of exclusion at law).
(b) In no circumstances will Pace be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damage (including loss of
profits, business interruption, loss of data or the cost of procurement of substitute goods, technology or services)
arising out of the use or the inability to use the Software (save to the extent that such liability is not capable of
exclusion at law).
5.
General
(a) This End User Licence will be governed by the laws of Sweden and the User may only bring claims in the Swedish
Courts and Pace shall be entitled to bring a claim in the courts of any jurisdiction.
(b) The above terms and conditions supersede any prior agreement, oral or written, between you and Pace relating to the
Software.
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