Sony SAT-A55 User manual

Sony SAT-A55 User manual
4-075-080-21 (1)
DIRECTV Digital
Satellite Receiver
Operating Instructions
Before you begin using your Digital Satellite Receiver for
the first time, follow the instructions in “Connecting Your
Digital Satellite Receiver” on pages 6-13 and “Setting Up
Your Digital Satellite Receiver (SYSTEM)” on pages 22-34.
Also, make sure your Satellite Dish Antenna has been
properly installed and call your service provider to begin
service:
DIRECTV: 1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288)
SAT-A55 MODEL ONLY
RF ANTENNA: This Digital Satellite Receiver is shipped
with IR reception enabled and RF reception disabled. To
use the RF feature (and the RF Antenna) you must change
the factory setting (IR only) to the RF setting (RF only)
using the on-screen displays, as described in these
Operating Instructions.
SAT-A55
SAT-B55
© 1999 by Sony Electronics Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part without written
permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.
WARNING
Owner’s Record
To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the
Digital Satellite Receiver. The number for the Access Card is on the
back of the card and on the carton label. Record these numbers in
the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you
need to call your sales or service representative regarding this
product.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Access Card Number:
Customer Support
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of
significant magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
Note to the CATV Installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s
attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for
proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable
ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building
as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
Note to the Satellite Dish Antenna Installer
This reminder is provided to call the Satellite Dish Antenna
installer’s attention to Article 810 and in particular Article 810-15
of the NEC, which covers proper installation and grounding of
television receiving equipment, as well as to Article 820-40 of the
NEC, which specifies that the Satellite Dish Antenna cable ground
shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close
to the point of cable entry as practical.
For Programming
For subscription information, or to resolve problems related to
programming, call:
DIRECTV at 1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288)
For Hardware and Installation
To arrange for the installation of your Digital Satellite Receiver,
call the dealer from whom you purchased your system.
For general information, or to resolve problems related to the
operation of your Digital Satellite Receiver or Satellite Dish
Antenna, please contact your Sony dealer. If your dealer or
installer is unable to answer your questions, call the Sony Satellite
System Information Center at 1-800-838-7669.
Trademark and Copyrights
Sony, Media Window, Signal Seeker, Remote Commander and
SmartFile are trademarks of Sony. DIRECTV is a trademark of
DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of Hughes Electronics, and is used with
permission.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential Unpublished Works. © 1992–1997 Dolby
Laboratories Inc. All rights reserved.
Macrovision Information
Attention
Telephone Line Interruption
Periodically, information on your DIRECT TICKET® and Pay Per
View selections is sent, free of charge, via your telephone line to an
800 number. If you use your telephone during the time the
information is being forwarded, you will hear static noise for
approximately 30 seconds. If you would like to use your telephone
while the information is being sent, you can interrupt the sending
of this information at any time by temporarily unplugging the
phone line to the receiver.
Note on Recording Programming
Programming may be taped for home viewing only. All other
taping is expressly prohibited. Some programming may not be
taped. An additional taping fee may be applied. Call your
program providers for details.
Local Programming
StarSight Licensed
With this Digital Satellite Receiver and a DIRECTV Plus satellite
dish antenna, you may be able to receive local channels from
DIRECTV in certain areas. Additional equipment may be required
in some areas. Check with your retailer or visit www.directv.com for
information on availability of local channels from DIRECTV in
your area.
The manufacture and sale of the television schedule feature of this
product was licensed under one or more of the following patents
of StarSight Telecast, Inc.: U.S. Patent Nos. 4,706,121; 4,977,455;
5,151,789; and 5,353,121; with use rights reserved.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
The Digital Satellite Receiver is intended for use only within the
United States.
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This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights.
Use of this copyright protection technology is granted by
Macrovision for home and other limited pay per view uses only.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
About These Operating Instructions
These Operating Instructions describe how to use the SAT-A55
and its remote control. Any differences in operation for the
SAT-B55 are noted in the text.
The z icon indicates hints and tips for making the task easier.
A Note provides information that may be necessary to complete
the task.
Getting to Know Your Digital Satellite Receiver
Connecting Your Digital
Satellite Receiver (Page 6)
Using Your Remote Control
(Page 14)
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SATELLITE
RECEIVER
Setting Up Your Digital
Satellite Receiver (Page 22)
Using the Program Guide
(Page 37)
Using the Favorite Stations
Guide (Page 40)
Setting Locks & Limits
(Page 53)
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Features
Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony Digital Satellite Receiver. This manual can
help you to become familiar with the many great features of the Digital Satellite Receiver.
Check below to find out about some of the most exciting features.
Convenience and Ease-of-Use
• The Program Guide shows the picture and sound in the Media Window™ while you check
station and program information. See page 37.
• The One Button Record and VCR Control features allow you to easily record your favorite
programming on your VCR. See pages 26–28 and page 60.
• SAT-A55 model: Operate your Digital Satellite Receiver from another room or from
outside a cabinet by setting up the RF feature on your remote control. See pages 32–34.
Excellent Performance
• The Auto Title Insert feature for VCR recording can display program information at the
beginning of any Timer & Rec event. You’ll have a convenient “title” recorded at the
beginning of your tapes. See page 26.
• Choose to listen to different audio tracks available with many programs. See page 64
• SAT-A55 model: Select Dolby Digital audio to truly make your home theater come alive.
See page 64.
Easy to Customize
• Organize the channels your family watches most often by setting up the Favorite Stations
guide. See pages 40–42.
• Control access to programming with the Locks & Limits feature. See pages 53–58.
• Set up the Custom Stations feature to exclude stations that you don’t want to see from the
Program Guide, Category Guide and Station Index. See pages 50–51.
• Choose your favorite color palette for the on-screen displays. See pages 47–48
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Table of Contents
Carton Contents ................................................... 6
Connection Overview .......................................... 7
Step 1: Inserting the Batteries ............................. 7
Step 2: Connecting the Satellite Dish Antenna
and Telephone Line ........................................... 8
Step 3: Connecting Your TV ................................. 9
Step 4: Adding a VCR and Audio System ......... 10
Step 5: Connecting the VCR Controller ............. 11
Step 6: Connecting the RF Antenna
(SAT-A55 only) ................................................. 12
Step 7: Connecting the AC Power Cord ............ 13
Step 8: Inserting the Access Card ...................... 13
Viewing Pictures From Your
Digital Satellite Receiver
Using Your Remote Control ............................... 14
RM-Y802 Remote Control (SAT-A55 model) ..................... 14
RM-Y139 Remote Control (SAT-B55 model) ...................... 16
Using the On-Screen Displays
Using the Main Menu ........................................ 21
Setting Up Your Digital Satellite Receiver
(SYSTEM) .......................................................... 22
Using the System Menu ..................................................... 22
Setting Up the Satellite Dish Antenna .............................. 23
Setting Up the VCR Control Feature .................................. 26
Performing a System Test .................................................. 29
Setting the Aspect Ratio ..................................................... 30
Replacing Your Access Card ............................................... 31
Using the Preferences Menu .............................................. 46
Setting Display Options ...................................................... 47
Setting Up Custom Stations ............................................... 50
Selecting Data Services ....................................................... 51
Viewing Messages
(MESSAGES) .....................................................52
Setting Locks and Limits
(LOCKS & LIMITS) ............................................. 53
Using the Locks & Limits Display ........................................ 53
Locking Your Receiver ......................................................... 57
Unlocking Your Receiver ..................................................... 58
Checking Pay Per View Purchases
(PURCHASES) .................................................... 59
Checking Your Purchases .................................................... 59
Scheduling Programs
(TIMER & REC) .................................................. 60
Using One Button Timer & Rec ........................................... 60
Using the Timer & Rec Feature ........................................... 61
Editing Timer Events ........................................................... 63
Setting Audio Options
(AUDIO) ............................................................ 64
Using the Audio Display ..................................................... 64
Using the On-Screen Displays
Selecting Items ................................................... 18
Turning On the Power ....................................... 19
Changing Channels ............................................ 20
Adjusting the Displays
(PREFERENCES) ................................................. 46
Viewing Pictures From Your
Digital Satellite Receiver
Connecting a Sony SmartFile™ VCR .................................. 11
Connecting Your Digital
Satellite Receiver
Connecting Your
Digital Satellite Receiver
Other Information
Setting Up the Remote Control ......................... 65
Manufacturer Codes ........................................... 66
Location and Function of Controls .................... 68
Front Panel ........................................................................... 68
SAT-A55 Back Panel ............................................................. 69
SAT-B55 Back Panel ............................................................. 70
Specifications ...................................................... 71
Troubleshooting ................................................. 72
FCC Regulations and Information ...................... 76
Limited Warranty ................................................ 77
Index .................................................................... 78
Other Information
Selecting RF or IR Remote Control Reception
(SAT-A55 only) ................................................................. 32
Using the Guides Menu ...................................................... 35
Viewing Station and Program Information
(GUIDES) ........................................................... 35
Using the Alpha List ............................................................ 36
Using the Program Guide ................................................... 37
Using the Category Guide .................................................. 38
Using the Station Index ...................................................... 39
Using the Favorite Stations Guide ..................................... 40
Using Other Guides ............................................................. 43
Viewing Pay Per View Programs ........................................ 45
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Connecting Your Digital Satellite Receiver
Carton Contents
Check to make sure the following items are in the Digital Satellite
Receiver’s carton.
If you are missing any items, contact your Sony dealer.
RF Antenna**
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6
Access Card
8
S
R AT
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C L
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IV
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R
Remote
Control*
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7
4
1
5
2
+
3
Digital Satellite
Receiver
AC Power Cord
Size AA Batteries
RF Coaxial Cable
VCR Controller
Telephone Cord
Audio/Video Cable
S-Video Cable**
* The RM-Y802 Remote Control shown.
** The RF Antenna and S-Video cable are not included with the SAT-B55
model.
Note
Keep the original carton and packing materials to safely transport the Digital Satellite
Receiver in the future.
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Connection
Overview
Step 1: Inserting the Batteries
Page 7
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Connecting Your Digital
Satellite Receiver
Follow the procedures or make the connections in
each of the steps to connect your Digital Satellite
Receiver.
Step 1: Inserting the
Batteries
Before you can use the remote control, you must
insert the supplied batteries. If you want to use this
remote control to operate other audio/video
equipment, such as a TV or VCR, you must set up the
remote control (see page 65).
1 Push and slide open the battery
compartment.
Step 2: Connecting the Satellite
Dish Antenna and
Telephone Line
Page 8
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Step 3: Connecting Your TV
Page 9
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2 Insert two size AA batteries
(supplied).
Be sure to match the + and – marks on the
batteries with the + and – marks inside the battery
compartment.
Step 4: Adding a VCR and
Audio System
(advanced connection)
Page 10
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Step 5: Connecting the VCR
Controller
(advanced connection)
Page 11
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Notes
• When the batteries become weak, the Function button
indicators flash. If the remote control does not work
properly, the batteries may be weak.
• When replacing batteries, replace both batteries with new
ones. Do not mix different types of batteries together.
• When you remove the batteries, any manufacturer codes
you’ve set up may be erased. To set up the remote control
again, see “Setting Up the Remote Control” on page 65.
Step 6: Connecting the RF
Antenna (SAT-A55 only)
(advanced connection)
Page 12
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Step 7: Connecting the AC
Power Cord
Page 13
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Step 8: Inserting the Access
Card
Page 13
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Step 2: Connecting the Satellite Dish Antenna
and Telephone Line
The SATELLITE IN jack sends power to, and receives satellite signals
from, the Satellite Dish Antenna. The telephone line connection
periodically sends information about your receiver and Access Card to
your service provider.
Digital Satellite Receiver
ACCESS CARD
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
R
VCR CONTROL
1 Connect the SATELLITE IN
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
1
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
2
jack to your Satellite Dish
Antenna using RG-6
coaxial cable.
RG-6 Coaxial Cable from
Satellite Dish Antenna
Notes
• The SAT-A55 model is shown.
Connections for the SAT-B55
model are the same.
• Your Satellite Dish Antenna
Installation Instructions
provides detailed instructions
on how to install RG-6 coaxial
cable from your Satellite Dish
Antenna.
CAUTION
Only connect your authorized
Satellite Dish Antenna to the
SATELLITE IN jack as described
in the Installation Instructions.
Connecting any other equipment
to this jack could result in damage
to the equipment and/or receiver.
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Telephone Cord
AC IN~
2 Connect the TEL LINE
jack to a telephone
line wall jack using
the supplied
telephone cord.
Step 3: Connecting Your TV
Connecting Your Digital
Satellite Receiver
Connect your TV to the Digital Satellite Receiver as shown below. Refer
to your TV’s instruction manual for more information.
1 If you have a local TV antenna or cable
company service
Connect it to the VHF/UHF IN jack on your Digital
Satellite Receiver using a coaxial cable or RF
adapter (not supplied).
You can view local stations using your TV controls.
Note
You must use the VHF(SAT)/UHF OUT jack to
connect to your TV or VCR when a local TV antenna
or cable company service is connected to the
VHF/UHF IN jack (see “2c” below and on page 10).
Coaxial
Cable
1
Digital Satellite Receiver
ACCESS CARD
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
R
VCR CONTROL
2a
2a If your TV has A/V input
2b
VIDEO
(yellow)
OR
S-Video
A/V Cable
jacks
Connect the VIDEO OUT
jacks on your Digital
Satellite Receiver to the
A/V input jacks on your TV
using the supplied A/V
cable. (Be sure to match the
colors on the jacks with the
colored plugs on the A/V
cable.)
2b If your TV has an S-Video
input
Use the S-Video cable
instead of the yellow video
connection.
If your TV has only one
audio input, connect it to
the L(MONO) jack on the
receiver.
IN
VIDEO
L(MONO)
-AUDIOR
2c If your TV does not have
Coaxial
Cable
VHF/UHF
S VIDEO
2c
S-Video
Cable
TV
AC IN~
A/V jacks
Connect the VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT jack to the VHF/UHF
input jack on your TV using
coaxial cable.
Set the CH3/CH4 switch to the
channel that does not carry offair broadcasts in your area.
Note
With this connection, your
input source is channel 3 or
channel 4 depending on how
you set the CH3/CH4 switch
on the receiver.
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Step 4: Adding a VCR and Audio System
You can record programs by adding a VCR. You can also connect your
Digital Satellite Receiver to an audio system for enhanced sound
enjoyment.
Audio Receiver
1a If you have a
digital or Dolby®
Digital audio
system (SAT-A55
only)
Connect the
DIGITAL OUT
(OPTICAL) of the
Digital Satellite
Receiver to the
optical digital
input of your audio
system.
1b If you have a stereo
OPTICAL
IN
LINE
OUT
or Dolby Pro Logic®
audio system
AUDIO
LINE
IN
Connect the upper
AUDIO R and L(MONO)
jacks on the Digital
Satellite Receiver to the
audio inputs of your
stereo amplifier.
1a
1b
Optical Cable
(SAT-A55 only)
(optional Sony
accessory POC-15A)
Stereo
Cable
z Tip
If you connect your
Digital Satellite
Receiver to a Dolby
Digital receiver, set
the Dolby Digital
option of the Audio
display to Auto
Select. See “Setting
Audio Options
(AUDIO)” on page
64 for more
information.
Digital Satellite Receiver
ACCESS CARD
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
R
VCR CONTROL
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
2a
2c
2c If your TV and VCR do
2b
not have A/V jacks
2a If your TV and VCR have A/V
jacks
Connect the VIDEO OUT jacks of
your Digital Satellite Receiver to
the A/V input jacks of your VCR
using the supplied A/V cable.
Then, connect the A/V output
jacks of your VCR to the A/V
input jacks of your TV using an
A/V cable. (Be sure to match the
colors on the jacks with the
colored plugs on the A/V cable.)
2b If your TV and VCR have
S-Video jacks
Use the S-Video cable instead of
the yellow video connection.
z Tip
To allow your Digital Satellite
Receiver to control the recording
functions of your VCR, see “Step
5: Connecting the VCR
Controller” on page 11.
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VCR
AUDIO
AC IN~
LINE
IN
IN
LINE
OUT
OUT
VIDEO S VIDEO
2a
2c
2b
A/V Cable
Note
S-Video
Cable
VIDEO
(yellow)
OR
S-Video
Coaxial
Cable
TV
IN
VHF/UHF
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L(MONO)
-AUDIOR
Connect the VHF(SAT)/
UHF OUT jack on the
Digital Satellite Receiver to
the VHF/UHF input jack
on your VCR using coaxial
cable.
Then, connect the VHF/
UHF output jack on your
VCR to the VHF/UHF
input jack on your TV using
coaxial cable.
Set the CH3/CH4 switch to
the channel that does not
carry off-air broadcasts in
your area.
With this connection,
your input source is
channel 3 or channel 4
depending on how you
set the CH3/CH4 switch
on your VCR.
Step 5: Connecting the VCR Controller
Connecting Your Digital
Satellite Receiver
Connect the VCR Controller to allow the Timer & Rec feature to
automatically operate your VCR.
See “Setting Up the VCR Control Feature” on page 26 for information
about setting up the Digital Satellite Receiver to work with your VCR.
Digital Satellite Receiver
1a To allow the Digital
ACCESS CARD
Satellite Receiver to
control your VCR
VIDEO
(OPTICAL)
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
Connect the VCR Controller
to the VCR CONTROL jack
on the receiver.
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
R
VCR CONTROL
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
AC IN~
1a
VCR Controller
Cable
VCR Controller
IR Sensor
VCR (front view)
In front of the VCR
Place the VCR Controller under and in
front of the VCR.
The VCR Controller must extend just
in front of the infrared sensor of the
VCR.
z Tip
If the infrared sensor is not marked
on your VCR, shine a flashlight into
the front panel of the VCR to locate
the sensor.
VCR (side view)
1 2"
/
to 1"
VCR
Controller
Connecting a Sony SmartFile™ VCR
Digital Satellite Receiver
1b If you are using a Sony
SmartFile VCR to take
advantage of the Program Data
Download feature
Use this connection instead of the
VCR Controller connection. For
information about setting up the
VCR Control feature, see page 26.
For details about the Program Data
Download feature, refer to your
SmartFile VCR Operating
Instructions.
ACCESS CARD
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
R
VCR CONTROL
1b
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
AC IN~
Monaural Cable (supplied with
SmartFile VCR)
Sony SmartFile VCR
LINE
IN
AUDIO
CPD IN
IN
VIDEO S VIDEO
LINE
OUT
OUT
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Step 6: Connecting the RF Antenna
(SAT-A55 only)
With the SAT-A55 model you can connect the RF Antenna and operate
the Digital Satellite Receiver when installed in a cabinet or from another
room in your house using the remote control. See page 32 for information
about how to set up the Digital Satellite Receiver to use the RF feature.
1 If you want to use the RF
feature
RF Antenna
Connect the RF Antenna to
the RF REMOTE jack of the
Digital Satellite Receiver.
Then, place the RF Antenna
in a convenient location.
1
Digital Satellite Receiver
ACCESS CARD
SATELLITE IN
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
AUDIO
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
VCR CONTROL
Notes
• Do not place the RF Antenna
directly on top of the Digital
Satellite Receiver or any other
metal object. For best results,
place the RF Antenna in a visible
location.
• The operating range of the
remote control is about 100 feet
when using the RF feature. This
may decrease due to ambient
reception conditions, weak
batteries, etc.
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R
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
AC IN~
Step 7: Connecting the AC Power Cord
Connecting Your Digital
Satellite Receiver
After all other connections are complete, connect the AC Power Cord to
the Digital Satellite Receiver.
Digital Satellite Receiver
ACCESS CARD
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
R
VCR CONTROL
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
AC IN~
AC Power Cord
to power outlet
Step 8: Inserting the Access Card
After you insert the Access Card and your Satellite Dish Antenna is
installed, you are ready to begin enjoying digital satellite programming.
Call DIRECTV at 1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288) to begin service.
Digital Satellite Receiver
ACCESS CARD
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
VCR CONTROL
Access Card
R
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
AC IN~
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Viewing Pictures From Your Digital Satellite Receiver
Using Your Remote Control
RM-Y802 Remote Control (SAT-A55 model)
POWER
MUTING
CABLE
1
TV
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
2
3
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DISPLAY
qa
qs
qd
qf
2 AUDIO VOLUME buttons
Adjust the volume of your audio receiver. To
operate your audio receiver, you must first set up
the remote control (see page 65).
qg
3 SLEEP button
Sets the TV to turn off automatically after a
certain amount of time (if your TV has the Sleep
feature). To operate your TV, you must first set
up the remote control (see page 65).
ENTER
0
4
ALT AUDIO JUMP
qh
5
1 MUTING button
Mutes the volume. Press again to restore the
volume. To operate your TV, you must first set
up the remote control (see page 65).
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
6
7
VOL
CH
MENU
8
EXIT
9
wa
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
CODE SET
qj
qk
ql
w;
4 DISPLAY button
Opens the program information display for the
current program.
5 ALT AUDIO button
Switches among the available audio broadcasts.
RM-Y802
ws
0
6 FAVORITE button
Opens the Favorite Stations guide.
7 INDEX button
Opens the Station Index.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
8 VOL buttons
Adjust the volume. To operate your TV, you
must first set up the remote control (see page 65).
POWER
MUTING
CABLE
TV
SAT
wd
TV/VTR
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SAT
POWER
wh
wj
9 Joystick
Moving the joystick up, down, left, right, and
diagonally moves the highlight in on-screen
displays. Press the joystick to select the
highlighted item.
wf
+
POSITION
wg
CH
wk
-
SWAP
PIP
AUDIO
OFF
+
CH
-
Note
You may need to set up the remote control to operate your
other audio/video equipment. See “Setting Up the Remote
Control” on page 65 for details.
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q; CODE SET button
Lets you program the remote control to operate
your TV and other audio/video equipment (see
page 65).
qa POWER buttons
Turn on and off the Digital Satellite Receiver, TV
and VTR (VCR). To operate your TV or VTR
(VCR), you must first set up the remote control
(see page 65).
qs FUNCTION buttons
Select the equipment (CABLE, TV or SAT) that
you want to operate. The indicators light up to
show which device the remote control is
operating. To operate your TV or cable box, you
must first set up the remote control (see page 65).
qf TV/SAT button
Switches the output of your Digital Satellite
Receiver between regular TV and satellite
broadcasts. To receive regular TV broadcasts,
you must have a local TV antenna or cable
company connection (see page 9).
qg 0–9 and ENTER buttons
Change channels directly, and enter numerical
values in on-screen displays.
qh JUMP button
Changes channels to the previously tuned
channel.
qj GUIDE button
Opens the Program Guide.
qk CATEGORY button
Opens the Category Guide.
ql MENU button
Opens the Main Menu.
ws VTR3/2/DVD/AMP switch
Sets the remote to operate other devices in your
A/V system. To operate these other devices, you
must first set up the remote control (see page 65).
wd TV/VTR button
Switches between the TV and VTR (VCR) inputs
of your TV. To operate your TV, you must first
set up the remote control (see page 65).
Viewing Pictures From Your
Digital Satellite Receiver
qd TV/VIDEO button
Switches between the various inputs of your TV.
To operate your TV, you must first set up the
remote control (see page 65).
wa EXIT button
Closes all on-screen displays including program
guides and menus.
wf VCR Control buttons
Operate VCR features such as play, record,
pause, stop, and fast wind. To operate your VCR,
you must first set up the remote control (see page
65).
wg PIP control buttons
Operate the Picture-in-picture features of your
TV (if your TV has PIP). To operate your TV, you
must first set up the remote control (see page 65).
wh FUNCTION buttons
Select the equipment (CABLE, TV or SAT) that
you want to operate. The indicators light up to
show which device the remote control is
operating. To operate your TV or cable box, you
must first set up the remote control (see page 65).
wj POWER button
Turns on or off the equipment selected with the
VTR3/2/DVD/AMP switch.
wk CH +/– buttons
Change channels in numerical order on the
equipment selected with the VTR3/2/DVD/
AMP switch.
w; CH buttons
Change channels. When a program guide is
open, pressing the CH buttons pages through the
guide.
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Using Your Remote Control (continued)
RM-Y139 Remote Control (SAT-B55 model)
POWER
MUTING
VTR
1
TV
SAT
qa
1 MUTING button
Mutes the volume. Press again to restore the
volume. To operate your TV, you must first set
up the remote control (see page 65).
FUNCTION
TV/VIDEO
VTR
TV
SAT
2
qs
TV/VTR
3
qd
TV/SAT
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
qf
9
ENTER
DISPLAY
0
5
INDEX
CATEGORY
qh
qj
JUMP
EXIT
VOL
MENU FAVORITE
qk
ql
CH
9
0
3 TV/VTR button
Switches between the inputs of your VCR. To
operate your VCR, you must first set up the
remote control (see page 65).
qg
GUIDE
6
7
8
2 TV/VIDEO button
Switches between the inputs of your TV. To
operate your TV, you must first set up the remote
control (see page 65).
PAGE
w;
CODE SET
RM-Y139
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
4 TV/SAT button
Switches the output of your Digital Satellite
Receiver between regular TV and satellite
broadcasts. To receive regular TV broadcasts,
you must have a local TV antenna or cable
company connection (see page 9).
5 DISPLAY button
Opens the program information display for the
current program.
6 INDEX button
Opens the Station Index.
7 JUMP button
Changes channels to the previously tuned
channel.
8 EXIT button
Closes all on-screen displays including program
guides and menus.
Note
You may need to set up the remote control to operate your
other audio/video equipment. See “Setting Up the Remote
Control” on page 65 for details.
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9 VOL buttons
Adjust the volume. To operate your TV, you
must first set up the remote control (see page 65).
q; CODE SET button
Lets you program the remote control to operate
your TV and other audio/video equipment (see
page 65).
qs FUNCTION buttons
Select the equipment (SAT, TV, VTR) that you
want to operate. The indicators light up to show
which device the remote control is operating. To
operate your TV or VTR (VCR), you must first set
up the remote control (see page 65).
qh CATEGORY button
Opens the Category Guide.
qj Arrow and
buttons
The arrow buttons move the highlight in
on-screen displays. The button selects the
highlighted item.
qk FAVORITE button
Opens the Favorite Stations guide.
Viewing Pictures From Your
Digital Satellite Receiver
qa POWER buttons
Turn on and off the Digital Satellite Receiver, TV
and VTR (VCR). To operate your TV or VTR
(VCR), you must first set up the remote control
(see page 65).
qg GUIDE button
Opens the Program Guide.
ql MENU button
Opens the Main Menu.
w; CH/PAGE buttons
Change channels. When a program guide is
open, these buttons page through the guide.
qd VCR Control buttons
Operate VCR features such as play, record,
pause, stop, and fast wind. To operate your VTR
(VCR), you must first set up the remote control
(see page 65).
qf 0–9 and ENTER buttons
Change channels directly and enter numerical
values in on-screen displays.
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Selecting Items
In on-screen displays such as the Main Menu and program guides, you
must first move the highlight to the item you want, then select the item.
RM-Y802 Remote Control (SAT-A55 model)
+
+
1
2
4
7
1
3
2
4
5
6
8 9
0
7
3
5
6
8 9
0
S
S
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
1
Move the joystick in any
direction to move the
highlight to the item you
want.
2
Press down on the joystick to
select the item.
RM-Y139 Remote Control (SAT-B55 model)
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
0
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
0
Note (SAT-B55 model)
Whenever these Operating Instructions
refer to using the joystick, use the arrow
V/v/B/b buttons surrounding the
button.
z Tip
Be sure to press the SAT FUNCTION
button before operating the Digital
Satellite Receiver with the remote control.
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SATELLITE
RECEIVER
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
1
Press the V/v/B/b buttons
to move the highlight to the
item you want.
2
Press the
button to
select the item.
Turning On the Power
MUTING
POWER
CABLE
1
TV
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
FUNCTION
CABLE
TV
Press the POWER SAT button to turn on the Digital
Satellite Receiver.
The POWER indicator lights up.
SAT
POWER
SLEEP
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
SAT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Viewing Pictures From Your
Digital Satellite Receiver
DISPLAY
ENTER
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
2
Press the TV button to turn on the TV.
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
TV
VOL
MENU
CH
EXIT
CODE SET
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RM-Y802
3
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
Press the TV FUNCTION button, then select the
TV’s input source to which you connected the
Digital Satellite Receiver.
Depending on how you connected your Digital Satellite Receiver
to your TV, the input source could be channel 3 or channel 4, or you
may need to use the TV/VIDEO button to select one of the A/V
input sources.
FUNCTION
TV
3
/ /
4
TV/VIDEO
To make sure you are viewing satellite pictures
z Tip
The FUNCTION button indicators light
up to show you which equipment the
remote control is operating.
Note
Press the SAT FUNCTION button, then press the MENU button to
open the Main Menu.
FUNCTION
SAT
MENU
You may need to set up the remote
control to operate your other audio/
video equipment. See “Setting Up the
Remote Control” on page 65 for details.
If the Main Menu does not appear, turn off your equipment, check
your connections and repeat from step 1.
Press the EXIT button to close the Main Menu.
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Changing Channels
MUTING
POWER
CABLE
TV
1
Press the SAT FUNCTION button.
SAT
FUNCTION
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
SAT
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DISPLAY
1
2
ENTER
0
Press the CH +/– buttons.
The Digital Satellite Receiver tunes to the next channel, and the
Station ID and channel number appear in the upper right corner of
your TV screen.
ALT AUDIO JUMP
CH
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
EXIT
CODE SET
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RM-Y802
You can also change channels by entering the three digit channel
number using the 0–9 buttons, and either pressing the ENTER
button or waiting several seconds.
1
2
3
ENTER
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
z Tip
You can see information about a
program you are watching by pressing
the DISPLAY button.
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The Digital Satellite Receiver tunes to that channel, and the Station
ID and channel number appear in the upper right corner of your
TV screen.
Using the On-Screen Displays
Using the Main Menu
The Main Menu acts as a gateway to all of the features your Digital
Satellite Receiver has to offer.
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
1
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
The Main Menu appears.
CH
EXIT
CODE SET
Press the MENU button.
MENU
RM-Y802
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
Highlight and select the feature you want to
access.
GUIDES (Page 35)
Access the many guides that help you
find the program you want.
• Alpha List
• Program Guide
• Category Guide
• Station Index
• Favorite Stations
• Other Guides
MESSAGES (Page 52)
Read messages from your
service provider.
PURCHASES (Page 59)
Review the pay per view
program purchases and
cancellations you have made.
PREFERENCES (Page 46)
Adjust the way menus and
information appear.
• Display Options
• Custom Stations
• Data Services
(future application)
Using the On-Screen Displays
SYSTEM (Page 22)
Adjust and test your Digital
Satellite Receiver’s settings.
• Antenna
• VCR Control
• System Test
• Aspect Ratio
• Access Card
• Remote Control
(SAT-A55 only)
2
LOCKS & LIMITS (Page 53)
Set limits on spending and ratings.
Block stations and pay per view
programs.
TIMER & REC (Page 60)
Schedule program tuning and
recording.
AUDIO (Page 64)
Choose a preferred language for the
default audio and current audio for
multiple language programs.
You can also select the Dolby Digital
settings (SAT-A55 only).
Closing the Main Menu
• Highlight and select EXIT to close the Main Menu (the current program
appears on your screen). You can also press the EXIT button on your
remote control.
• The on-screen displays close automatically after several minutes.
21
Setting Up Your Digital Satellite Receiver
(SYSTEM)
Using the System Menu
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
The System Menu provides many ways to adjust your Digital Satellite
Receiver so it matches your preferences and optimizes the conditions of
your home entertainment system.
1
The SYSTEM pop-up appears.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
SYSTEM.
RM-Y802
MENU
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
2
Highlight and select the item you want to set up.
Return
Closes the SYSTEM pop-up to
show the Main Menu.
Antenna
Lets you find the position of the
satellite and helps you get the
strongest signal from your
Satellite Dish Antenna
(see page 23).
VCR Control
Lets you set up and test your
VCR using the VCR Controller
(see page 26).
System Test
Lets you test the connections
to your Satellite Dish Antenna,
and telephone line
(see page 29).
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Aspect Ratio
Lets you set the receiver’s output to
match the aspect ratio of your TV
(see page 30).
Access Card
Lets you initialize a replacement
card (see page 31).
Remote Control (SAT-A55 only)
Lets you set up the receiver so the
remote control can operate the
receiver from behind a cabinet or
from another room (see page 32).
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
RM-Y802
Setting Up the Satellite Dish
Antenna
This display helps you aim your Satellite Dish Antenna to get the
strongest signal.
For complete information on installation of your Satellite Dish Antenna,
see the Satellite Dish Antenna Installation Instructions.
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
SYSTEM.
The SYSTEM pop-up appears.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
MENU
RM-Y802
Remote Control
2
The Antenna display appears.
Return
Closes the Antenna display to
show the Main Menu.
Transponder
Lets you select the transponder from
which the Satellite Dish Antenna
receives its signal.
You do not need to change this setting
unless instructed by your service
provider.
Help
Opens information about the
Antenna display.
Antenna Location
Lets you find out the direction of the
satellite from your location.
Signal Strength Meter
Shows the current and peak
levels of the signal strength.
Azimuth, Elevation and Tilt
Shows how to aim your Satellite Dish
Antenna depending on your antenna
type and location.
Status
“Locked” shows that your Satellite
Dish Antenna is receiving a signal.
“Unlocked” shows that a signal is not
being received.
Using the On-Screen Displays
Antenna Type
Select Round, Oval 2-Sat or Oval 3-Sat
depending on your Satellite Dish
Antenna type.
Highlight and select “Antenna”.
Signal Seeker™
When using a Round antenna,
shows that your Satellite Dish
Antenna’s Signal Seeker can be
used.
Note
Most areas of the United States will
not receive a peak signal strength of
100. Although there is no picture
quality difference between a signal
strength of 60 and 100, a higher
signal strength will limit any
negative effects in degraded
conditions such as rain or snow.
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Setting Up Your Digital Satellite Receiver (SYSTEM)
(continued)
Selecting an Antenna Type
The Antenna Type display lets you or your professional installer enter
which type of Satellite Dish Antenna you use. After you have entered
your antenna type, you can use the Antenna Location pop-up to help aim
your antenna
1
Highlight and select “Antenna Type” from the Antenna
Display.
The Antenna Type display appears.
2
Highlight and select the Satellite Dish Antenna type that
you have installed.
The Signal Seeker pop-up appears if you have selected “Round”.
The Antenna Type display closes if you have selected “Oval 2-Sat”
or “Oval 3-Sat”.
z Tip
Selecting “off” in the Signal Seeker
pop-up may allow you to see the
Signal Strength Meter if you use a
diplexer or certain other accessories
with your Satellite Dish Antenna.
Note
The Signal Seeker feature is available
only with the Round Antenna. See your
Satellite Dish Antenna Installation
Instructions for more information
about this feature.
24
3
Highlight and select “On” if you selected “Round”.
The Signal Seeker pop-up closes to show the Antenna Display.
Entering Your Antenna Location
The Antena Location pop-up helps you or your professional installer aim
your Satellite Dish Antenna based on your zip code or your latitude and
longitude location.
1
Highlight and select “Antenna Location” from the
Antenna display.
The Antenna Location pop-up appears.
2
Select “Zip Code”.
The Zip Code pop-up appears.
z Tip
If it is more convenient for you to
enter latitude and longitude, select
“Latitude & Longitude” instead of
“Zip Code”.
Using the On-Screen Displays
3
Enter your Zip Code, then select “OK”.
If you have a Round Satellite Dish Antenna, you or your
professional installer can use the azimuth and elevation readings
to aim the antenna. If you have an Oval 2-Sat or Oval 3-Sat Satellite
Dish Antenna, you or your professional installer can use the
azimuth, elevation and tilt readings to aim the antenna.
Note
Round Satellite Dish Antennas do not
have a Tilt setting.
M
OK
Closes the pop-up and
saves your changes.
To change
the number
m
Cancel
Closes the pop-up
without saving the
changes.
<
To move to the
next digit
,
25
Setting Up Your Digital Satellite Receiver (SYSTEM)
(continued)
Setting Up the VCR Control Feature
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
The VCR Control feature lets the Digital Satellite Receiver control your
VCR using the Timer & Rec feature (see page 60). To use the VCR Control
feature you must connect the VCR Controller or a Sony SmartFile VCR
(see page 11).
1
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
SYSTEM.
The SYSTEM pop-up appears.
RM-Y802
MENU
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
26
2
Highlight and select “VCR Control”.
The VCR Control display appears.
Manufacturer
Lets you select the
manufacturer code for your
VCR (see page 27).
Return
Closes the VCR Control
display to show the Main
Menu.
Auto Title Insert
Lets you turn on the Auto Title
Insert feature (see page 28).
Help
Opens information about the
VCR Control display.
Setting the VCR Manufacturer Code
MUTING
POWER
CABLE
TV
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
The VCR Manufacturer Code allows the Digital Satellite Receiver to
control your VCR using the VCR Controller or a Sony SmartFile VCR.
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
1
SAT
The Manufacturer pop-up appears.
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
Highlight and select “Manufacturer” from the VCR
Control display (see page 26).
9
ENTER
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
2
Highlight and select the manufacturer of your VCR.
The manufacturer’s pop-up appears.
CH
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
RM-Y802
3
Select a VCR manufacturer code from the list.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
Using the On-Screen Displays
The Test pop-up appears.
Some manufacturers have more than one code to choose from.
If the VCR manufacturer code you select does not work in step 4
below you can select another code for that manufacturer.
RM-Y802
Remote Control
z Tip
If you connected a Sony SmartFile VCR,
use the manufacturer code of 99.
4
Select “Yes” to perform a VCR test.
If you select “Yes”, a pop-up appears giving you instructions on
how to perform a VCR test.
Note
Do not stop or interrupt the VCR test by
pressing any buttons until after the VCR
test is complete.
If the test is unsuccessful, check your connections and the VCR
Controller placement, then repeat this procedure selecting a
different VCR manufacturer code in step 3 (if your VCR
manufacturer has more than one code).
continued
27
Setting Up Your Digital Satellite Receiver (SYSTEM)
(continued)
Setting Up Auto Title Insert
MUTING
The Auto Title Insert feature lets you display information about the
program at the beginning of a Timer & Rec event. This is convenient if
you want a “title” to appear at the beginning of programs you schedule
or record.
POWER
CABLE
TV
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
1
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
Highlight and select “Auto Title Insert” from the VCR
Control display (see page 26).
The Auto Title Insert pop-up appears.
9
ENTER
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
2
CH
Select “On” or “Off”.
The Auto Title Insert pop-up closes to show the VCR Control
display.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
RM-Y802
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
When the scheduled event begins
RM-Y802
Remote Control
A title appears at the beginning of any Timer & Rec event.
Program name
Channel
Network
Program length
Date
Rating
Program description
Note
When you schedule two or more
consecutive programs, the Auto Title
Insert feature will only appear before the
first program.
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Performing a System Test
MUTING
POWER
TV
CABLE
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
The system test checks your Access Card, telephone line, and Satellite
Dish Antenna connections for proper operation.
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
SYSTEM.
The SYSTEM pop-up appears.
9
ENTER
MENU
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
2
Highlight and select “System Test”.
The System Test display appears.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
Return
Closes the System Test
display to show the
Main Menu.
RM-Y802
Using the On-Screen Displays
Test
Starts the system test.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
Help
Opens information
about the System Test
display.
RM-Y802
Remote Control
3
Highlight and select “Test”.
4
Select “Return”.
The system test begins.
If the system test fails, check your connections before calling your
service provider or Sony.
The System Test display closes to show the Main Menu.
continued
29
Setting Up Your Digital Satellite Receiver (SYSTEM)
(continued)
Setting the Aspect Ratio
MUTING
POWER
TV
CABLE
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
The aspect ratio refers to the proportion of your TV screen. Some newer
TVs may offer the 16:9 ratio which is similar to the proportions of a movie
screen. Most TVs use the standard 4:3 ratio.
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
SYSTEM.
The SYSTEM pop-up appears.
9
ENTER
0
MENU
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
2
Highlight and select “Aspect Ratio”.
The Aspect Ratio display appears.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
Return
Closes the Aspect Ratio
display to show the
Main Menu.
RM-Y802
Help
Opens information
about the Aspect Ratio
display.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
3
Highlight and select the aspect ratio of your TV.
4
Select “Return”.
The highlight moves to “Return”.
Note
To use the Wide aspect ratio feature, you
must receive a 16:9 aspect ratio signal.
Check with your service provider to see if
16:9 programming is available.
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The Aspect Ratio display closes to show the Main Menu.
Replacing Your Access Card
MUTING
POWER
CABLE
TV
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
Occasionally your service provider may send you a new Access Card.
Use this display to set up your new card. See “Inserting the Access Card”
on page 13 for information about inserting the Access Card into the
Digital Satellite Receiver.
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
SYSTEM.
The SYSTEM pop-up appears.
9
ENTER
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
MENU
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
2
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
Highlight and select “Access Card” from the
System pop-up.
The Access Card display appears.
RM-Y802
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
Using the On-Screen Displays
Return
Closes the Access Card
display to show the Main
Menu.
OK
Starts the Access Card
replacement process.
RM-Y802
Remote Control
Help
Opens information
about the Access Card
display.
3
Highlight and select “OK”.
4
Follow the instructions in each display to
complete the replacement process.
The display shows instructions on how to proceed.
continued
31
Setting Up Your Digital Satellite Receiver (SYSTEM)
(continued)
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
Selecting RF or IR Remote Control
Reception (SAT-A55 only)
The RF feature allows you to operate the Digital Satellite Receiver from
outside a cabinet or from another room within your home. The RF
Antenna must be connected to use the RF feature (see page 12).
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
RM-Y802
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
SYSTEM.
The SYSTEM pop-up appears.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
MENU
RM-Y802
Remote Control
2
The Remote Control display appears.
Remote Signal
Lets you select IR or RF as the type
of signal the receiver accepts.
Return
Closes the Remote Control
display to show the Main Menu.
RF Security Control
Lets you change the security code.
RF signals are used to control
many devices. You may need to
change the security code so that
this remote control operates the
Digital Satellite Receiver only.
Help
Opens information about the
Remote Control display.
3
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Highlight and select “Remote Control”.
Highlight and select “Remote Signal”.
The Remote Signal pop-up appears.
4
Highlight and select “RF”.
5
Highlight and select “Return”.
The Remote Signal pop-up closes to show the Remote Control
display.
The display closes to show the Main Menu, and the Digital Satellite
Receiver is set to receive RF signals from the remote control.
Setting the Security Code
MUTING
POWER
TV
CABLE
SAT
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
Using the On-Screen Displays
AUDIO
VOLUME
If the Digital Satellite Receiver is receiving signals from another RF
remote control in your home (or from your neighbor’s home), you can
eliminate this problem by changing the security codes for the Digital
Satellite Receiver and remote control, or by selecting IR control.
Both the Digital Satellite Receiver and the remote control must use the
same three digit security code.
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
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3
4
5
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7
8
DISPLAY
1
Select “Remote Control” from the SYSTEM pop-up (see
page 32).
The Remote Control display appears.
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MENU
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
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2
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Highlight and select “RF Security Code”.
The confirmation pop-up appears.
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Setting Up Your Digital Satellite Receiver (SYSTEM)
(continued)
3
Select “Yes”.
The RF Security Code pop-up appears.
4
Select a different security code.
The conformation pop-up appears.
5
Press the CODE SET button on the remote control.
The CABLE and TV FUNCTION indicators flash.
CODE SET
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SAT
6
Enter the three digit security code you selected for the
receiver in step 4 above.
7
Press the enter button.
The remote control and Digital Satellite Receiver are now set to a
new security code.
ENTER
8
Note
If the remote control no longer operates
your Digital Satellite Receiver after
completing this procedure, use the
controls on the front panel to open the
Remote Control display (see page 32).
Then repeat the steps in “Setting the
Security Code” to try again.
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Select “OK” to save your changes.
The Remote Control display appears.
Viewing Station and Program Information
(GUIDES)
Using the Guides Menu
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FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
The Guides Menu helps you find the program you want to watch. You
can choose to see all stations or just a few. You can also create your own
favorite station guides for fast access to your favorite stations.
1
The GUIDES Menu appears.
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Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
GUIDES.
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MENU
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Return
Closes the GUIDES Menu to
show the Main Menu.
Program Guide
Opens your custom list of
stations and shows program
information for up to three days
in advance (see page 37).
Category Guide
Shows a list of categories
(movies, sports, etc.) and only
those stations broadcasting
programs that match the
category you select
(see page 38).
Highlight and select the guide you want to use.
Station Index
Opens your custom list of
stations as a grid of station logos
(see page 39).
Using the On-Screen Displays
Alpha List
Shows a list of categories
(movies, sports, etc.) and
only the programs that match
the category you select in
alphabetical order (see page 36).
2
Favorite Stations
Opens the Favorite Stations
guide which allows you to create
and access up to four different
sets of stations you enjoy
watching most (see page 40).
Other Guides
Opens the Other Guides display
which shows a variety of special
categories provided by
DIRECTV. Each category is
divided into subcategories so you
can find exactly the kind of
program you want (see page 43).
z Tips
• Be sure to press the SAT
FUNCTION button before
operating the Digital
Satellite Receiver with the
remote control.
• You can see information
about a program you are
watching by pressing the
DISPLAY button.
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Viewing Station and Program Information (GUIDES)
(continued)
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Using the Alpha List
The Alpha List shows program information in the category you select
(such as movies, sports, etc.) in alphabetical order. Program information
is available for up to four hours in advance.
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1
2
3
4
5
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DISPLAY
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
GUIDES.
The GUIDES Menu appears.
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2
Highlight and select “Alpha List”.
3
Highlight and select a category.
4
Highlight and select a program.
The Alpha List guide appears.
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Programs appear in alphabetical order.
If you select a current program, the Alpha List guide closes. For
information about selecting a future program see “Using One
Button Timer & Rec” on page 60.
Using the Program Guide
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FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
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The Program Guide shows program information for up to three days in
advance. You can open the Program Guide using the Main Menu or by
pressing the GUIDE button.
1
Press the GUIDE button.
The Program Guide opens and the current program appears in the
Media Window.
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Highlight the program you want.
The sound and the picture in the Media Window change as you
highlight different programs.
Skipped stations do not appear (see page 50).
Media Window
Information Area
Using the On-Screen Displays
M
Move the joystick up
and down to highlight
different stations.
Press the CH V/v
buttons to move the
highlight to the next
page of stations.
m
List Area
<
3
z Tip
Press the EXIT button to close the
Program Guide and return to the
previous station.
Move the joystick right to
highlight future programs.
,
Select the program you want.
If you select a current program, the Program Guide closes. For
information about selecting a future program, see “One Button
Timer & Rec” on page 60.
Note
If you select a program and the station is
blocked or a limit has been reached, you
can temporarily unlock your Digital
Satellite Receiver using your passcode.
See “Locking Your Receiver” on page 57
for information about the passcode.
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Viewing Station and Program Information (GUIDES)
(continued)
Using the Category Guide
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The Category Guide shows programs in the category you select (such as
movies, sports, etc.). Program information is available for up to three
days in advance. You can open the Category Guide using the Main Menu
or by pressing the CATEGORY button.
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
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6
7
8
DISPLAY
1
Press the CATEGORY button.
The Category Guide opens and the current program appears in the
Media Window.
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ENTER
0
CATEGORY
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FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
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2
Highlight and select the category you want.
3
Highlight and select the program you want.
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The program list changes each time you select a different category.
Skipped stations do not appear (see page 50).
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z Tip
Press the EXIT button to close the
Category Guide and return to the
previous station.
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If you select a current program, the Program Guide closes. For
information about selecting a future program, see “One Button
Timer & Rec” on page 60.
Using the Station Index
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The Station Index displays each station’s logo and channel number in a
grid format. Program information is available for the current time only.
You can open the Station Index using the Main Menu or by pressing the
INDEX button.
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
1
Press the INDEX button.
The Station Index opens and the current program appears in the
Media Window.
9
ENTER
0
INDEX
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FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
EXIT
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2
Highlight the station you want.
3
Select the station you want.
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The sound and the picture in the Media Window change as you
highlight different stations.
Skipped stations do not appear (see page 50).
Using the On-Screen Displays
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RECEIVER
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The Station Index closes and the program broadcast by the station
you selected appears on your TV screen.
z Tips
• Press the EXIT button to close the
Station Index and return to the
previous station.
• To view the current program while
checking the program information of
other stations, turn on the Surf feature
(see page 49).
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Viewing Station and Program Information (GUIDES)
(continued)
Using the Favorite Stations Guide
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DISPLAY
9
ENTER
0
The Favorite Stations guide shows four Favorite Titles that you can
customize with eight stations each. Program information is available for
the current time only.
You can open the Favorite Stations guide using the Main Menu or by
pressing the FAVORITE button.
Before you can use the Favorite Stations guide, you must set up your
favorite stations in a personal guide by following the procedure on the
next page.
1
ALT AUDIO JUMP
Press the FAVORITE button.
The Favorite Stations guide opens and the current program
appears in the Media Window.
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
FAVORITE
VOL
MENU
CH
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2
Highlight and select the Favorite Title you want.
3
Highlight and select the station you want.
The station list in the right half of the display changes as you
highlight different Favorite Titles.
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RECEIVER
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z Tip
Press the EXIT button to close the
Favorite Stations guide and return to the
previous station.
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The Favorite Stations guide closes and the program broadcast by
the station you selected appears.
Customizing the Favorite Stations Guide
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Highlight and select the Favorite Title you want to
customize.
The station list appears in the right half of the display.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
9
ENTER
0
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2
Highlight and select “Edit”.
The Edit pop-up appears.
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
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CH
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Highlight and select “Edit Stations”.
The station index appears in the right half of the display.
Using the On-Screen Displays
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RECEIVER
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4
Highlight and select a station in the index.
A checkmark appears in the lower left part of the icon to indicate
that the station is included in the Favorite Title, and the number in
the “Count” box increases by one.
z Tip
Press the EXIT button to close the
Favorite Stations guide and return to the
previous station.
Note
The “Count” box indicates how many
stations are included in the personal
guide.
5
Repeat step 4 to add up to eight stations to this Favorite
Title.
When you have added all the stations you want in this Favorite
Title, highlight and select OK.
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Viewing Station and Program Information (GUIDES)
(continued)
Editing the Title of a Favorite Title
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Highlight and select the Favorite Title you want to edit.
The station list appears in the right half of the display.
SAT
SAT
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
9
ENTER
0
2
Highlight and select “Edit”.
The Edit pop-up appears.
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FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
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3
Select “Edit Title” from the pop-up menu.
The Edit Title display appears in the lower left part of the display.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
4
Enter a seven character title for this Favorite Title.
You can enter upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols
in the title.
M
Move the joystick up and
down to select different
characters.
m
<
F a v
1
Move the joystick left or right to
highlight different positions. You can
to move to the next
also press
position.
,
z Tip
Press the EXIT button to close the
Favorite Stations guide and return to the
previous program.
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5
When your title is complete, highlight and select “OK”.
The Edit Title pop-up closes to show the Favorite Stations guide.
Using Other Guides
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The Other Guides display provides special categories supplied by
DIRECTV. Each category is divided into subcategories to help you find
the exact program you want to watch. Program information is available
for up to three days in advance.
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DISPLAY
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
GUIDES.
The GUIDES pop-up appears.
ENTER
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
MENU
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
EXIT
CODE SET
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2
Highlight and select “Other Guides”.
3
Select the Guide Type you want.
4
Select the time range you want.
The Other Guides display appears.
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Using the On-Screen Displays
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RECEIVER
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Remote Control
The available time ranges appear.
The available categories appear.
z Tip
Press the EXIT button to close the Other
Guides display and return to the
previous station.
Note
DIRECTV occasionally changes the
contents of the category and subcategory
lists.
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Viewing Station and Program Information (GUIDES)
(continued)
44
5
Select the category you want.
6
Select the subcategory you want.
7
Highlight and select the program you want.
If the category you select has subcategories, the available
subcategories appear.
The programs that match your selections appear in the lower half
of the display.
If you select a current program, the Other Guides display closes.
For information about selecting a future program, see “One Button
Timer & Rec” on page 60.
Viewing Pay Per View Programs
Many programs are available as pay per view. By selecting a pay per view
program you agree to be charged for that program.
Select a pay per view program using any of the
methods described in the “Viewing Station and
Program Information (GUIDES)” section on pages
35 through 44.
The Purchase Program display appears. This display shows
detailed information about the program including the cost.
Return
Closes the Purchase Program
display to show the previous
screen.
Purchase
Opens the Purchase pop-up.
Preview
Closes the Purchase Program
display to show a preview of the
program if available.
Using the On-Screen Displays
Times
Opens the Other Show Times
display so you can select another
time to view the program.
Help
Opens information about the
Purchase Program display.
Note
To order pay per view by remote, a
DIRECTV subscription is required and
the Digital Satellite Receiver must be
continuously connected to a land-based
phone line.
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Adjusting the Displays (PREFERENCES)
Using the Preferences Menu
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
The Preferences Menu lets you change the appearance of the
on-screen displays, the stations you want to appear in the program list
area, and the order in which the stations are listed.
1
The PREFERENCES Menu appears.
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Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
PREFERENCES.
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MENU
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
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2
Highlight and select the item you want to adjust.
Return
Closes the PREFERENCES Menu to
show the Main Menu.
Display Options
Lets you change the color scheme of
the on-screen displays, choose how
the stations are ordered in the guides
and select what is displayed in the
Media Window when surfing
through the Station Index
(see page 47).
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Custom Stations
Lets you customize which
stations appear in the program
guides (see page 50).
Data Service
A future application
(see page 51).
Setting Display Options
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
Display Options lets you choose the color scheme of the on-screen
displays and the order in which stations are listed in the program list
area. You can also turn the surf option on or off.
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
PREFERENCES.
The PREFERENCES Menu appears.
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2
Highlight and select “Display Options”.
The Display Options display appears.
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Return
Lets you change the color of the onscreen displays (see page 48).
Closes the Display Options display
to show the Main Menu.
Station order
Help
Lets you select the order in which
stations appear in the list area
(see page 49).
Opens information about the
Display Options display.
Using the On-Screen Displays
Colors
Surf
Lets you view the Current Program
in the Station Index while view
other Program information
(see page 49).
continued
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Adjusting the Displays (PREFERENCES) (continued)
Changing the Color Scheme
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Highlight and select “Colors” from the Display Options
display (see page 47).
The Colors pop-up appears.
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2
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4
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6
7
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DISPLAY
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FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
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2
Highlight and select the color scheme you like.
The display changes colors as you highlight each color scheme.
Changing the Station Order
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DISPLAY
You can select numerical or alphabetical for the order in which stations
appear in the List Area of the Program Guide, Category Guide and Other
Guides display.
1
Highlight and select “Station Order” from the Display
Options display (see page 47).
The Station Order pop-up appears.
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FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
2
Highlight and select the order you like.
The Station Order pop-up closes to show the Display Options
display.
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Using the On-Screen Displays
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
Changing the Surf Setting
When the Surf setting is On you can view the current program in the
Media Window of the Station Index while viewing the program
information of other programs as you highlight them in the Station Index.
1
Highlight and select “Surf” from the Display Options
display (see page 47).
The Surf pop-up appears.
2
Highlight and select “On” or “Off”.
The Surf pop-up closes to show the Display Options display.
continued
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Adjusting the Displays (PREFERENCES) (continued)
Setting Up Custom Stations
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
1
EXIT
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The Custom Stations display lets you choose which stations will be
skipped in the Program Guide, Category Guide and Station Index, and
when you change channels using the CH +/– buttons.
You can reduce the number of stations that appear by skipping unwanted
stations.
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Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
PREFERENCES.
The PREFERENCES Menu appears.
MENU
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
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Remote Control
2
Highlight and select “Custom Stations”.
The Custom Stations display appears.
Return
Closes the Custom Stations display to
show the Main Menu.
Cancel
Closes the Custom Stations display
and cancels your changes.
Auto
Scans all stations and automatically
skips any stations to which you do not
subscribe.
Clear All
Removes all skip settings.
Help
Opens information about the Custom
Stations display.
“X” Skip Mark
Shows that the station will be skipped
when using the Program Guide,
Category Guide, Station Index, or
when using the CH +/– buttons.
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3
Highlight and select a station icon to add or
remove the “X” mark.
The “x” mark indicates that the station will be skipped when you
open the Program Guide, Category Guide or Station Index, or
change channels using the CH +/– buttons.
4
Highlight and select “Return”.
The Custom Stations display closes to show the Main Menu.
Selecting Data Services
The Data Services feature is reserved for future applications.
Using the On-Screen Displays
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Viewing Messages (MESSAGES)
ALT AUDIO JUMP
Your service provider may occasionally send messages to your Digital
Satellite Receiver to inform you of changes to your service and other
special announcements.
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
MESSAGES.
The Messages display appears.
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MENU
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RECEIVER
2
Highlight and select the message you want to
read.
The message pop-up appears.
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Return
Delete
Closes the Messages display to
show the Main Menu.
Closes the message pop-up and
deletes the message.
Help
Return
Opens information about the
Messages display.
Closes the message pop-up and
saves the message.
3
Note
Your receiver can hold a total of between
10 and 20 new and old messages,
depending on the size of the messages.
Your receiver will continue to hold a
message until you delete it or until the AC
Power Cord is disconnected. If your
receiver’s memory is full, you must delete
old messages before you can receive new
ones.
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Highlight and select “Return” or “Delete”.
The message pop-up closes to show the Messages display.
Setting Locks and Limits (LOCKS & LIMITS)
Using the Locks & Limits Display
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FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
The Locks & Limits feature gives you control over access to your Digital
Satellite Receiver. You can restrict program viewing by cost, ratings, and
station. You can also set a lock to prevent the ordering of pay per view
programs.
1
EXIT
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
LOCKS & LIMITS.
The Locks & Limits display appears.
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MENU
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2
Highlight and select “Edit”.
The Locks & Limits edit display appears.
The following pages describe how to change the settings for each
of these items.
Using the On-Screen Displays
Receiver Status
Shows if your Digital Satellite
Receiver is now locked or unlocked.
Spending Limit
Sets a maximum limit on charges
per event (see page 54).
Lock
Rating Limit
Opens the passcode pop-up. You
must enter your passcode to lock the
receiver.
Sets a maximum limit on rated
content (see page 55).
Unlock
Pay Per View
Opens the passcode pop-up for
unlocking your receiver.
Blocks access to pay per view
programs (see page 55).
Stations Blocked
Blocks access to specific stations
(see page 56).
Note
You must lock the receiver before any
locks or limits take effect (see page 57).
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Setting Locks and Limits (LOCKS & LIMITS) (continued)
Changing the Spending Limit
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The spending limit pop-up lets you limit the amount you can spend per
event on pay per view purchases.
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1
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
Highlight and select “Spending Limit” from the Locks &
Limits edit display (see page 53).
The Spending Limit pop-up appears.
9
ENTER
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
2
VOL
MENU
CH
You can enter a value of less than $656.
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5
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Press the 0–9 buttons to enter the dollar value.
3
Highlight and select “OK”.
The Spending Limit pop-up closes to show the Locks & Limits edit
display.
Select “Cancel” to close the Spending Limit pop-up without saving
changes.
Changing the Rating Limit
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The Rating Limit pop-up lets you limit programs according to the content
rating.
1
SAT
The Rating Limit pop-up appears.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
Highlight and select “Rating Limit” from the Locks &
Limits edit display (see page 53).
9
ENTER
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
2
Highlight and select the highest content rating you want
your Digital Satellite Receiver to access.
The Rating Limit pop-up closes to show the Locks & Limits edit
display.
CH
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Using the On-Screen Displays
Changing the Pay Per View Access Setting
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
The pay per view access setting lets you block access to pay per view
stations.
1
Highlight and select “Pay Per View” from the Locks &
Limits edit display (see page 53).
The Pay Per View Access pop-up appears.
2
Select “Yes” to block access to pay per view programs.
Select “No” to allow access to pay per view programs.
continued
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Setting Locks and Limits (LOCKS & LIMITS) (continued)
Changing the Stations Blocked Settings
The Stations Blocked feature lets you block access to specific stations.
MUTING
POWER
CABLE
TV
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
FUNCTION
CABLE
TV
SLEEP
1
SAT
Highlight and select “Stations Blocked” from the Locks &
Limits edit display (see page 53).
The Stations Blocked display appears.
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
9
ENTER
0
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
2
Highlight and select a station icon to block that station.
The block symbol appears in the station icon to indicate that the
station is blocked.
Return
Closes the Station Blocked
display.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
RM-Y802
Cancel
Closes the Stations Blocked
display without saving your
changes.
Block All
Blocks all stations.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
Clear All
Unblocks all stations.
Help
RM-Y802
Remote Control
Opens the help display.
Block Icon
Shows that this station will
be blocked.
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Locking Your Receiver
MUTING
POWER
CABLE
TV
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
After you have made the changes you want to the Locks & Limits
settings, you must enter a passcode to lock the receiver.
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
LOCKS & LIMITS.
The Locks & Limits display appears.
9
ENTER
0
MENU
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
2
Highlight and select “Edit”, then select “Lock”.
3
Enter a four digit passcode using the 0–9 buttons.
The Lock Receiver pop-up appears.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
RM-Y802
RM-Y802
Remote Control
Using the On-Screen Displays
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
Each number you enter appears as an asterisk (*) which keeps your
passcode secret.
1
2
3
4
4
Enter your passcode again.
5
Highlight and select “Return”.
This confirms your selection of a passcode number.
z Tip
Do not forget your passcode.
You will need this number to unlock your
system or make any changes to the locks
or limits you have set. If you forget your
passcode, contact your program provider
for assistance.
The Main Menu appears.
Your receiver is now locked with your passcode using the locks
and limits you have set.
continued
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Setting Locks and Limits (LOCKS & LIMITS) (continued)
Unlocking Your Receiver
MUTING
POWER
CABLE
TV
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
If you want to make changes to the Locks & Limits settings, you must
enter your passcode to unlock the receiver.
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
LOCKS & LIMITS.
The Locks & Limits display appears.
9
ENTER
0
MENU
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
2
Highlight and select “Edit”.
3
Enter your four digit passcode using the 0–9
button.
The Unlock Receiver pop-up appears.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
RM-Y802
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
Each number you enter appears as an asterisk (*) which keeps your
passcode secret.
The Locks & Limits edit display appears.
RM-Y802
Remote Control
1
z Tip
You can temporarily unlock your Digital
Satellite Receiver with your passcode if
you select a program from a guide and the
station is locked or a limit has been
reached.
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2
3
4
4
Highlight and select “Unlock”.
5
Highlight and select “Return”.
Your receiver is now unlocked.
The Main Menu appears.
Checking Pay Per View Purchases
(PURCHASES)
Checking Your Purchases
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
You can view a history of the pay per view purchases you have made.
This display also shows the future purchases you have ordered and those
that you have canceled.
1
The Purchases display appears.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
PURCHASES.
RM-Y802
MENU
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
2
Highlight and select the purchase number you
want to view.
The information pop-up for that purchase appears.
Return
Using the On-Screen Displays
Closes the Purchases display to
show the Main Menu.
Help
Opens information about the
Purchases display.
Cancel PPV
Cancels the Pay Per View
program.
OK
Closes the information pop-up to
show the Purchases display.
z Tip
You can purchase pay per view programs
from any guide. See “Viewing Pay Per
View Programs” on page 45.
3
Highlight and select “OK”.
The information pop-up closes to show the Purchases display.
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Scheduling Programs (TIMER & REC)
Using One Button Timer & Rec
You can easily set the timer to view or record programs by selecting
future programs directly from program guides.
To record a future program use the VCR Control feature to turn on your
VCR and start recording automatically. For information on how to set up
the VCR Control feature, see page 26.
Highlight and select a future program using any of
the methods described in “Viewing Station and
Program Information (GUIDES)” on pages 35
through 44.
Return
Closes the future
program pop-up to show
the current guide.
Tune to Station
Closes the program guide
to show the current
program of the selected
station.
Add to Timer & Rec
Adds the program to the
Timer & Rec display for
recording, and opens the
schedule pop-up.
Add to Timer
Adds the program to the
Timer & Rec display for
tuning, and opens the
schedule pop-up.
Once
Adds the program to the
Timer & Rec display for one
time tuning and/or recording.
Monday–Friday
Adds the program to the
Timer & Rec display for the
remaining week days of the
current week for tuning and/
or recording.
Weekly
z Tips
• You can set up the Digital Satellite Receiver to send
program information to your VCR so it records the
information at the beginning of the recording. See
page 28 for information.
• Your Digital Satellite Receiver has a Program Data
Download feature and will automatically send the
following information when you record a program
with a Sony SmartFile VCR: program title,
program category, program date/time and
duration.
For further information regarding the SmartFile
function, refer to your Sony SmartFile VCR
Operating Instructions.
Notes
• When using the VCR Control feature to record a
future program, make sure that the VCR is turned
off before the program begins. The VCR Control
feature will turn on your VCR and start recording.
• When you schedule two or more continuous
events to be recorded, the Auto Title Insert and
Program Data Download features will only send
information about the first program.
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Adds the program to the
Timer & Rec display for
tuning and/or recording on
the same day of the following
four weeks.
Daily
Adds the program to the
Timer & Rec display for
tuning and/or recording
every day for the next 30 days.
Using the Timer & Rec Feature
The Timer & Rec feature lets you set up the Digital Satellite Receiver to
automatically tune to a program scheduled at a future time. You can also
use the One Button Timer & Rec feature to set up the timer by selecting a
future program.
To record a future program, use the VCR Control feature to turn on your
VCR and start recording automatically. For information on how to set up
the VCR Control feature see page 26.
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
1
RM-Y802
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
TIMER & REC.
The Timer & Rec display appears.
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
MENU
RM-Y802
Remote Control
2
Highlight and select the next available timer event
number.
The Date/Day field is highlighted and the current date appears.
Start time
Using the On-Screen Displays
Date and day
End time
Return
Closes the Timer & Rec display
to show the Main Menu.
Channel number and
station name
Help
Opens information about the
Timer & Rec display.
Program title
Record Event icon
Shows that an event will be
recorded.
z Tip
When using the VCR Control feature to
record a future program, make sure that
your VCR is turned off before the
program begins. The VCR Control
feature will turn on the VCR and start
recording.
continued
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Scheduling Programs (TIMER & REC) (continued)
3
1 Press V/v to select from
the following.
• Any date up to 30 days
from the current date
• EVERY SUN
• EVERY MON
• EVERY TUE
• EVERY WED
• EVERY THU
• EVERY FRI
• EVERY SAT
• MON–FRI
• DAILY
Follow the steps below to set the timer.
Move the joystick in the direction indicated in these steps.
2 Press
or b 3 Press V/v to
4 Press V/v to
to move to
change the
change the
the next
starting hour.
starting minute.
item.
Then, press
or
Then, press
or b
b to move to the
to move to the
next item.
next item.
1
––/––/––
––– –––
8 Press
.
– – :– – – – – – – :– – – –
––– ––––
7 Use the number buttons or
press V/v to select the
channel number.
Then, press
or b to
move to the next item.
The Timer & Rec pop-up
appears.
Highlight Timer & Rec or Timer
and press .
4
• Shortly before beginning a scheduled
timer event, an information box
appears on your screen. You can press
the EXIT button on your remote control
to cancel the timer event.
• If the Auto Title Insert feature is on (see
page 28), the Auto Title will appear 10
seconds before the scheduled program.
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6 Press V/v to change the
ending minute.
Then, press
or b to
move to the next item.
Highlight and select “Return” to close the TIMER &
REC display.
The Main Menu appears.
z Tips
5 Press V/v to
change the ending
hour.
Then, press
or b
to move to the
next item.
Editing Timer Events
ALT AUDIO JUMP
You can easily edit or delete timer events.
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
1
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
TIMER & REC.
The Timer & Rec display appears.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
RM-Y802
MENU
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
2
RM-Y802
Remote Control
Highlight and select the number of the event you
want to edit.
The edit pop-up appears.
Return
Closes the edit pop-up to show the Timer
& Rec display.
Using the On-Screen Displays
Delete
Removes the event from the list. Higher
numbered events move up to fill the gap.
Edit
Closes the edit pop-up to highlight the
date of that event.
See page 62 for instructions on how to
change the timer settings.
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Setting Audio Options (AUDIO)
Using the Audio Display
ALT AUDIO JUMP
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
1
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
You can set your Digital Satellite Receiver to play the audio track in the
language you prefer if that language is available. You can set the
language for the current program and as the default language for all
programs when that language is available. You can also set your Digital
Satellite Receiver to receive Dolby Digital audio signals (SAT-A55 only).
RM-Y802
Press the MENU button, then highlight and select
AUDIO.
The Audio display appears.
MENU
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
2
Highlight and select the setting you want to
change.
Current Audio
Opens a pop-up that displays the
languages available for the current
program.
Default Audio
Opens a pop-up that displays the eight
available default languages. When a
program broadcasts an audio track in the
default language, that language is
automatically selected.
Dolby Digital (SAT-A55 only)
Opens a pop-up that lets you set your
Dolby Digital options.
Choose “Auto Select” (if you have a
Dolby Digital audio system) to enjoy
surround sound whenever a station
broadcasts a Dolby Digital audio track.
Select “Off” if you do not have a Dolby
Digital audio system.
z Tip (SAT-A55 only)
You can also use the ALT AUDIO button on
the remote control to select among the
currently available tracks.
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Return
Closes the Audio display to
show the Main Menu.
Help
Opens information about
the Audio display.
Other Information
Setting Up the Remote Control
MUTING
POWER
CABLE
TV
The RM-Y139 and RM-Y802 remote controls can be programmed to
operate your other audio/video equipment.
SAT
AUDIO
VOLUME
+
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SLEEP
SAT
1
TV/SAT TV/VIDEO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DISPLAY
Find the code(s) for the manufacturer of the
device you want to operate with this remote
control.
You can find these codes on pages 66 and 67.
9
ENTER
0
2
Press the CODE SET button.
The function indicators begin flashing.
CODE SET
ALT AUDIO JUMP
CABLE
FUNCTION
TV
SAT
FAVORITE INDEX CATEGORY GUIDE
VOL
MENU
CH
3
The function indicator goes off, and the remote is setup to operate
that device.
EXIT
CODE SET
VTR3 2 DVD AMP
Press the 0–9 buttons to input the manufacturer
code, then press the ENTER button.
RM-Y802
1
SATELLITE
RECEIVER
RM-Y802
Remote Control
4
0
1
ENTER
Test the remote control.
Press the POWER button for that equipment, then press other
operation controls such as the CH +/– buttons.
If the device does not respond to the remote control, repeat from
step 2 and enter a different manufacturer code in step 3.
z Tips
• Remember to aim the remote control at
the device you are trying to operate.
• To control extra VTRs (VCRs), a DVD
player or an amplifier with the
RM-Y802 remote control, slide the
device switch to VTR2, 3, DVD or AMP
after you have set up the remote with
the correct manufacturer code.
Other Information
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Manufacturer Codes
TV Codes
Manufacturer
66
VCR Codes
Sony
Code
101
Manufacturer
Sony
Code
301,302, 303
Admiral (M. Wards)
102, 114, 109
ABC
Bell & Howell
(M. Wards)
Broksonic
112
114, 109, 138
Aiwa
Audio Dynamic
338
314, 347
Bell & Howell
(M. Wards)
330, 343
Craig
Croslex
122, 123, 120, 121
111
Broksonic
Canon
317, 319
309, 308
Curtis Mathis
Daewoo
103, 119, 123
135, 136, 103
Citizen
Craig
332
315, 302, 332
Daytron
Emerson
113
122, 113, 120, 121, 123, 103, 115
Curtis Mathis
Daewoo
304, 338, 309
341, 312, 309
Fisher
General Electric
125
102, 118, 103, 107
DBX
Dimensia
314, 336, 337
304
Goldstar
Hitachi
103, 113, 112, 130
131, 113, 103, 132
Emerson
Fisher
319, 320, 316, 317, 318, 341
330, 334, 335, 333
JC Penney
JVC
103, 102, 130, 107
128, 129
Funai
General Electric
338
329, 304, 309
KTV
LXI (Sears)
133, 113, 103, 123, 134
102, 103 111, 125, 119, 112
Go Video
Goldstar
322, 339, 340
332
Magnavox
Mitsubishi/MGA
111, 112, 113, 107
124, 103, 112
Hitachi
HQ
306, 304, 305, 338
315
NEC
Panasonic
103, 112
118, 116, 117, 107
Instant Replay
JC Penney
Philco
Philips
111, 118, 109
111
309, 308
309, 305, 304, 330, 314, 336,
337
314, 336, 337
Pilot
Pioneer
103
137, 118, 119
Portland
Quasar
103, 108
110, 107
Radio Shack
RCA/Proscan
102, 112, 124, 123
102, 103, 104, 105,106, 107, 108
Samsung
Sanyo
126, 112, 113, 103
125
Scott
Sharp
123, 112
114, 113, 115
Signature 2000
(M. Wards)
114, 109
Sylvania
Symphonic
111, 112, 108
123, 139
Tenika
Toshiba
109
119, 114
Videch
Wards
131, 103, 112
113, 103, 115, 112
Zenith
108, 110
103, 112
JVC
Kenwood
LXI (Sears)
Magnavox
314, 336, 332, 337
332, 305, 333, 334, 330, 335,
338
310, 308, 309
Marantz
Marta
314, 336, 337
332
Memorex
Minolta
309, 335
305, 304
Mitsubishi/MGA
Multitech
323, 324, 325, 326
325, 338, 321
NEC
Olympic
314, 336, 337
309, 308
Optimus
Panasonic
327
308, 309, 306, 307
Pentax
Philco
305, 304
308, 309
Philips
Pioneer
310, 308, 309
308
Quasar
RCA/Proscan
306, 308, 309
304, 305, 308, 309, 310, 311,
312, 313
VCR Codes (continued)
Manufacturer
Code
Realistic
Sansui
309, 330, 328, 335, 324, 338
314
Singer
Samsung
315
322, 313, 321
Sanyo
Scott
330, 335
312, 313, 321, 335, 323, 324,
325, 326
Sharp
Shintom
327, 325, 328
315
Signature 2000
(M. Wards)
336, 327
Sylvania
Symphonic
310, 308, 309, 338
338
Tashiro
Tatung
332
314, 336, 337
Teac
Technics
314, 336, 338, 337
309, 308
Teknika
Toshiba
338, 342
312, 311
Wards
Yamaha
327, 328, 335, 331, 332
330, 314, 336, 337
Zenith
331
DVD Codes (RM-Y802 Only)
Manufacturer
Code
Sony
Panasonic
601
604
Pioneer
RCA
605
602
Toshiba
603
AMP (Amplifier)
Codes (RM-Y802 Only)
Manufacturer
Code
Sony
Denon (Sharp)
501
516, 517, 518
Harmon
JVC
519
506, 507, 508
Kenwood
McIntosh
504, 505
520
Onkyo
Pioneer
512, 513
502, 503
Technics
Yamaha
509, 510, 511
514, 515
Cable Box Codes
(RM-Y802 Only)
Manufacturer
Hamlin/Regal
Code
222, 223, 224, 225, 228
Jerrold/G.I.
201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206,
207, 208, 218
Oak
Panasonic
227, 228, 229
219, 220, 221
Pioneer
Scientific Atlanta
214, 215
209, 210, 211
Tocom
Zenith
216, 217
212
Other Information
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Location and Function of Controls
Front Panel
23
1
4
5
POWER
POWER
1 POWER Button
Turns your Digital Satellite Receiver on and off.
2 POWER Indicator
Indicates whether the Digital Satellite Receiver is
on or off.
3 TIMER Indicator
Indicates that the Timer is set.
4 MESSAGE Indicator
Indicates that you have a new message.
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TIMER
MESSAGE
GUIDE
MENU
7
6
5 Arrow and
Buttons
The arrow buttons move the highlight in the
button selects the
on-screen displays. The
highlighted item.
6 MENU Button
Opens the Main Menu.
7 GUIDE Button
Opens the Program Guide.
SAT-A55 Back Panel
2
1
3
ACCESS CARD
4
CH3
CH4
RF REMOTE
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
5
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
R
VCR CONTROL
qs qa
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
q;
9
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
8
7
AC IN~
6
1 ACCESS CARD slot
Do not remove the Access Card unless instructed
to do so by your service provider.
7 TEL LINE jack
Connects the Digital Satellite Receiver to a
telephone outlet using a telephone line cable.
2 SATELLITE IN jack
Inputs satellite signals from your Satellite Dish
Antenna using RG-6 coaxial cable.
8 VHF(SAT)/UHF OUT jack
Outputs audio and video signals to the VHF/
UHF input on your TV or VCR using coaxial
cable.
3 RF REMOTE jack
Inputs remote control signals using the RF
Antenna.
4 CH3/CH4 switch
When you use an RF connection (VHF(SAT)/
UHF OUT jack), this setting determines the TV
channel on which programs from the Digital
Satellite Receiver can be viewed.
9 A/V OUTPUT jacks
Output audio and video signals to your TV and
other audio/video equipment using A/V cables.
q; LOW SPEED DATA
Can be used for future products such as Personal
Video Recorders.
qa VCR CONTROL jack
Allows the VCR Controller to control a VCR and/
or cable box. Also allows connection of a
monaural cable for use with Sony SmartFile
VCRs.
6 AC IN jack
Inputs AC power from a power outlet using the
AC Power Cord.
qs DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
Outputs digital audio signals to the digital optical
input of your audio receiver.
Other Information
5 VHF/UHF IN jack
Inputs off-air signals from your local TV off-air
antenna using coaxial cable. Some antennas
require an adapter (not supplied).
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Location and Function of Controls (continued)
SAT-B55 Back Panel
1
2
3
4
CH3
CH4
ACCESS CARD
AUDIO
SATELLITE IN
VIDEO
VHF/UHF IN
1
S VIDEO
LOW SPEED DATA
2
R
VCR CONTROL
q;
L(MONO)
VIDEO OUT
9
8
VHF(SAT)/UHF
OUT
TEL LINE
7
6
AC IN~
5
1 ACCESS CARD slot
Do not remove the Access Card unless instructed
to do so by your service provider.
5 AC IN jack
Inputs AC power from a power outlet using the
AC Power Cord.
2 SATELLITE IN jack
Inputs satellite signals from your Satellite Dish
Antenna using RG-6 coaxial cable.
6 TEL LINE jack
Connects the Digital Satellite Receiver to a
telephone outlet using a telephone line cable.
3 CH3/CH4 switch
When you use an RF connection (VHF(SAT)/
UHF OUT jack), this setting determines the TV
channel on which programs from the Digital
Satellite Receiver can be viewed.
7 VHF(SAT)/UHF OUT jack
Outputs audio and video signals to the VHF/
UHF input on your TV or VCR using coaxial
cable.
4 VHF/UHF IN jack
Inputs off-air signals from your local TV off-air
antenna using coaxial cable. Some antennas
require an adapter (not supplied).
8 A/V OUTPUT jacks
Output audio and video signals to your TV and
other audio/video equipment using A/V cables.
9 LOW SPEED DATA
Can be used for future products such as Personal
Video Recorders.
q; VCR CONTROL jack
Allows the VCR Controller to control a VCR and/
or cable box. Also allows connection of a
monaural cable for use with Sony SmartFile
VCRs.
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Specifications
Supplied Accessories
Input Jacks
UHF/VHF IN
75 ohm f-type
SATELLITE IN
75 ohm f-type
Remote Control
RF REMOTE (SAT-A55)
Size AA Batteries (2)
AC IN (120 V, 60 Hz)
Access Card (1)
RM-Y802 (SAT-A55)
RM-Y139 (SAT-B55)
Audio/Video Cable (1)
Output Jacks
Cable Type
S-VIDEO OUT
4-pin mini DIN
VIDEO (2)
RCA type
OPTICAL OUT (1)
(SAT-A55 only)
Optical Rectangular
AUDIO R/L (2)
RCA type
VHF (SAT)/UHF
75 ohm f-type
Low-Speed Data
9-pin D-Sub Female
TEL LINE
RJ-11
VCR CONTROL (1)
VCR Controller (or
monaural cable for
Sony SmartFile VCRs)
Coaxial RF Cable (1)
Telephone Line Cord (1)
AC Power Cord (1)
VCR Controller (1)
S-Video Cable (1) (SAT-A55)
RF Antenna (1) (SAT-A55)
Optional Sony-brand Digital Satellite Receiver
Accessories
Local TV Antenna
ANJ-AA1
Installation Kit
ANJ-DS2
General
Amplifier
Input Frequency
950–1450 MHz
Power Requirements
120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption
20 W max
Dimensions (w/h/d)
11 × 2 5 8 × 9 inches
280 × 66.5 × 228.5 mm
Weight
EAC-DA1
Diplexer
EAC-DD1
Voltage Switch
EAC-DV2
RF Universal Remote Commander™ Remote Control
SAT-A55
Set:
6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
Unit:
3.6 lbs (1.6 kg)
RM-Y802
SAT-B55
5.4 lbs (2.5 kg)
Unit:
3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)
Other Information
Set:
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
What you can do
Poor picture quality or no picture
• If you are receiving only a few stations, (only 2 or 3 channels for
example), call your service provider to have your programming
activated.
• Some pay per view programs may be protected by Macrovision
copy protection at the discretion of the copyright owner. You may
want to connect the Digital Satellite Receiver directly to your TV.
• Check the connections to your TV and other equipment
(see pages 7–13).
• Make sure that your TV and other equipment are set to the input
source to which you connected your Digital Satellite Receiver, for
example, channel 3 or 4, Video 1 or 2 (see pages 9–10).
• Check the Satellite Dish Antenna’s signal strength (see page 23).
• Make sure the RG-6 coaxial cable is properly connected to the
Satellite Dish Antenna.
• If the cable distance between the Satellite Dish Antenna and the
Digital Satellite Receiver is more than 100 feet, you must use the
Sony Amplifier EAC-DA1.
• Make sure your Access Card is inserted correctly (see page 13).
• Move any antenna cables that may be directly above your Digital
Satellite Receiver.
• Change the setting of the CH3/CH4 switch on the back of the
Digital Satellite Receiver. This could improve picture quality only
if you are using the UHF/VHF IN jack of the Digital Satellite
Receiver to connect a local TV antenna or cable company service.
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Poor picture quality or no picture when
it rains or snows
• Heavy rain or snow may degrade the strength of the signal
coming from the satellite to your Satellite Dish Antenna. To limit
any negative effects during degraded conditions, make sure that
your professional installer has aimed your Satellite Dish Antenna
so that you are receiving a high signal strength level (see page 23,
or refer to your Satellite Dish Antenna Installation Instructions).
You cannot turn on the unit
• Make sure that the AC Power Cord is plugged in (see page 13).
• If the AC Power Cord is plugged in, unplug the AC Power Cord,
wait a few minutes, then plug in the AC Power Cord again.
You cannot access a program
• Make sure you subscribe to the station you are trying to access.
Your service provider can tell you to which stations you
subscribe.
• Make sure the station you are trying to access is not set to be
skipped (see pages 50–51).
• Make sure the system is not locked (see page 58).
• Use the Program Guide to access the station (see page 37).
• Press the SAT FUNCTION button on the remote control before
you select a channel (see page 20).
Problem
What you can do
You cannot order a pay per view program
• Make sure your Digital Satellite Receiver is connected to a
telephone line (see page 8).
• Make sure the system is not locked (see page 58).
• Use the Program Guide to access the station (see page 37).
• If the message “Purchase information not available” appears,
you must contact your service provider to order the program.
• Your Access Card may be full. If so, contact your service
provider.
• It may be too late to order the program you want. If so, check for
other show times (see page 45).
You cannot find the station of the pay per
view program that you ordered
• See “Checking Pay Per View Purchases” on page 59 to get
information (station, start time, etc.) about programs that you
have ordered.
You cannot cancel a pay per view order
• You cannot cancel pay per view orders that you have watched.
Contact your service provider for details.
The program highlighted in the Program
Guide does not appear
• Highlight and select the program. Although the program you
highlight appears in the Media Window, you must press the
button to complete your selection (see page 37).
You cannot see any Favorite Stations
• Set up your personal Favorite Titles before you try to use the
Favorite Stations guide (see page 41).
Locks & Limits feature not working properly
• Make sure that the Spending, Rating, Pay Per View, and Stations
Blocked are set as you want them (see pages 53–56). Then, make
sure that the system is locked (see page 57).
You cannot access the Locks & Limits screens
• The system must be unlocked before you can make changes to
the Locks & Limits (see page 58).
You cannot unlock the system
• Make sure that you entered the passcode correctly. If you have
lost or forgotten your passcode, contact your service provider.
Language of audio track is incorrect or audio
track is not available
• Check the default language setting. The program provider may
not broadcast all of the languages in the Default Audio pop-up
(see page 64).
• Some programs may not offer audio tracks.
Other Information
continued
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Troubleshooting
(continued)
Problem
What you can do
You cannot record programs with your VCR
• Make sure that your VCR is connected correctly (see page 10).
• If you want to use the VCR Control feature, make sure that the
VCR Controller is connected correctly (see page 11). Also make
sure that you have selected the correct VCR Manufacturer Code
(see page 26).
• If you are using the VCR Control feature to record a future
program, make sure that your VCR is turned off before the
program begins. The VCR Control feature will turn on the VCR
and start recording.
• Make sure that the program you are trying to record doesn't
conflict with any Locks & Limits you have set.
• If you are trying to record a pay per view program, you must first
order the program (see page 45).
• Some pay per view programs may be protected by Macrovision
copy protection at the discretion of the copyright owner. If so, it
may not be possible to record these programs.
Access Card problems
• Make sure your Access Card is inserted correctly (see page 13).
• Contact your service provider with any other Access Card
problems.
Remote control does not work
• Make sure that the batteries are inserted correctly and that the
batteries are not weak (see page 7).
• Remove and then reinsert the batteries without pressing any
buttons on the remote control.
• To operate your TV or other equipment, make sure that the
remote control is set up to operate that equipment (see page 65).
If the batteries are removed or become weak, you may need to set
up the remote control to operate other equipment again.
• Press the FUNCTION button on the remote control of the
equipment you want to operate (SAT, TV, VTR, and/or CABLE).
These buttons will flash to show which equipment the remote
control is set to operate.
• SAT-A55 model only: If there is a problem when using the RF
function, check that the RF Antenna is connected correctly
(see page 12).
• SAT-A55 model only: Make sure that the remote control and the
Digital Satellite Receiver are both using the same security code
(see page 33).
Audio noise
• SAT-A55 model only: If you connect the DIGITAL OUT jack to
equipment that is not Dolby Digital compatible, set the Dolby
Digital option to “off” (see page 64). Not all optical jacks on
audio systems are Dolby Digital compatible.
“Frozen” picture or display
• Press both the GUIDE and ARROW DOWN buttons at the same
time on the front panel of the Digital Satellite Receiver to reset
the receiver.
If you are unable to resolve problems with your system, see “Customer Support” inside the front cover.
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FCC Regulations and Information
Your Digital Satellite Receiver has been registered by the Federal
Communication Commission (FCC) as not being harmful to the
telephone network when connected directly to the telephone lines.
In order to fully comply with the Rules of the FCC, the following
instructions should be read carefully and followed completely
where applicable:
1
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has
established Rules which permit this device to be directly
connected to the telephone network. Standardized jacks are
used for these connections. This equipment should not be used
on party lines or coin phones.
2
If this device is malfunctioning, it may also be causing harm to
the telephone network; this device should be disconnected
until the source of the problem can be determined and until
repair has been made. If this is not done, the telephone
company may temporarily disconnect service.
3
4
The telephone company may make changes in its technical
operations and procedures; if such changes affect the
compatibility or use of this device, the telephone company is
required to give adequate notice of the changes. You will be
advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
If the telephone company requests information on what
equipment is connected to their lines, inform them of:
a. The telephone number to which this unit is connected.
b. The ringer equivalence number.
c. The USOC jack required.
d. The FCC Registration Number.
5
Items (b) and (d) are indicated on the label. The Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine how many
devices can be connected to your telephone line. In most areas,
the sum of the RENs of all devices on any one line should not
exceed five (5). If too many devices are attached, they may not
ring properly.
Service Requirements
In the event of equipment malfunction, all repairs should be
performed by our Company or an authorized agent. It is the
responsibility of users requiring service to report the need for
service to our company or to one of our authorized agents. For
service, call 1-800-838-7669.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Sony
Model No.:
SAT-A55/SAT-B55
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
1 Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ. 07656 USA
Telephone No.:
201-930-6970
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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Radio Interference Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference
to radio or television reception (which you can determine by
turning the equipment off and on), you are encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna (the antenna for radio
or television that is receiving the interference)
• Change the position of the Digital Satellite Receiver with respect
to the radio or television equipment that is receiving the
interference
• Move the Digital Satellite Receiver away from the equipment
that is receiving the interference
• Plug the Digital Satellite Receiver into a different outlet so that
the Digital Satellite Receiver and the equipment receiving the
interference are on different branch circuits
Shielded cables and I/O cords must be used for this equipment to
comply with the relevant FCC regulations. Changes or
modifications not expressly approved in writing by Sony
Electronics, Inc., void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference, you should
consult your Digital Satellite Receiver dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for additional suggestions. In
addition, you may find the following booklet prepared by the
Federal Communications Commission helpful: “How to Identify
and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems.” This booklet is
available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C., 20402 Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
Limited Warranty
Digital Satellite Receivers
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (“SONY”) warrants this Product
(including any accessories) against defects in material or
workmanship as follows:
1
LABOR. For a period of 90 days from the original date of
purchase, if the Product is determined to be defective, SONY
will repair or replace the Product at no charge. After this 90
day period, you must pay for all labor charges.
2
PARTS. For a period of one (1) year from the original date of
purchase, SONY will supply, at no charge, new or rebuilt
replacements in exchange for defective parts. Any
replacements will be warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period or ninety (90) days from installation
by SONY’s authorized facility, whichever is longer.
3
ACCESSORIES. Parts and labor for all accessories are for one
(1) year.
4
IN-HOME. For a period of one (1) year from installation date,
if the unit was professionally installed by a SONY authorized
Digital Satellite Receiver Installer and the LNB (Electronic
Antenna Element) fails to function properly, SONY will repair
or replace the LNB with a new or rebuilt part. Labor to repair
or replace the LNB (after 90 days from purchase) will be at
your expense. If no problem is found, or any other item fails, it
will be your responsibility to pay the installer their regular rate
for an in-home service call.
To obtain warranty service, you must take the Product, or deliver
the Product freight prepaid, in either its original packaging or
packaging affording an equal degree of protection, to a SONY
authorized Digital Satellite Receiver service facility. Please see the
telephone number at the end of this section for a number to call to
locate the closest facility.
This warranty does not cover customer instruction, installation,
setup adjustments or signal reception problems.
This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to
acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use,
or modification of, or to any part of the Product, including the
antenna. This warranty does not cover improper installation (if
self-installed), loss of use of the product, or wasted programming
charges due to product malfunction. This warranty does not cover
damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to
improper voltage supply, or attempted repair by anyone other
than a facility authorized by SONY to service the Product. This
warranty does not cover Products sold AS IS or WITH ALL
FAULTS. This warranty is valid only in the United States.
This warranty is invalid if the factory applied serial number has
been altered or removed from the Product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you. In addition, if you enter into a service contract
with the SONY Partnership within 90 days of the date of sale, the
limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts does not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
have other rights which vary from state to state.
For your convenience, SONY ELECTRONICS INC. has established
telephone numbers for frequently asked questions. To locate the
servicer or dealer nearest you, for assistance or resolution of a
service problem, or for product information or operation, call:
SONY SATELLITE SYSTEM INFORMATION CENTER
1-800-838-7669 (Sony)
For an accessory or part not available from your authorized dealer,
call:
1-800-488-7669
About Sony Customer Support
Every DIRECTV System manufactured by Sony comes with Sony’s
Express Support at no charge to you. In the event of a system
failure, our Express Support Program can have a replacement
receiver on its way to you via overnight Federal Express (for calls
Monday-Friday until 7:30 pm Eastern Time; Saturday delivery
depends upon zip code). All it takes is a valid credit card to cover
a security deposit, and Sony will pay freight in both directions.
Our Express Support continues with our 800 number, staffed by
dedicated technical representatives who can answer questions on
dealer locations, system operation, installation, hookup,
accessories, and how to get the most out of your home
entertainment system. Sony’s Express Support program: another
expression of our commitment to excellence in customer service.
Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice
which is evidence that the unit is within the Warranty period must
be presented to obtain warranty service.
Other Information
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS
WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. SONY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR
BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON
THIS PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY BE LIABLE
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY
TO USE THE PRODUCT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
SHALL SONY’S LIABILITY, IF ANY, EXCEED THE
PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO
THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS
PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION
OF THIS WARRANTY.
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Index
A
D
AC Power Cord, connecting, 13
Access Card, inserting, 13
replacing, 31
slot, 13, 69, 70
Adjusting the on-screen displays, 47
Alert. See Timer & Rec.
Alpha List, 36
ALT AUDIO button, 14
Antenna. See RF antenna, satellite dish antenna, and
Local TV off-air antenna.
Arrow buttons, on front panel, 68
on RM-Y139 remote control, 16
Aspect Ratio, setting, 30
Audio system, connecting, 10
Audio, display, 64
track, 64
AUTO skip feature, 50
Auto Title Insert, 28
Azimuth, 25
Data services, 51
Default language, setting, 64
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack, 10, 69
DISPLAY button, 14, 16
Display options, 47
Display, changing the colors, 48
Dolby Digital, 10, 64
B
Back panel connections, SAT-A55, 69
SAT-B55, 70
Batteries, inserting into remote control, 7
Blocking, pay per view, 55
stations, 56
C
Carton contents, 6
CATEGORY button, 15, 17, 38
Category Guide, 35
CH +/– buttons, 15
CH/PAGE buttons, 17
Changing channels, 20
CODE SET button, 14, 17, 65
Codes, Manufacturer, 66, 67
RF security, 33
VCR Manufacturer, 27
Color, setting, 48
Connecting, audio system, 10
IR Blaster, 11
local TV off-air antenna, 9
RF Antenna, 12
TV and VCR, 10
TV with A/V connectors, 9
TV with RF connector, 9
Controls, location and Function, 68
Custom stations, 50
Customer support, 2
Customizing the Favorite Stations guide, 41
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E
Editing Favorite Stations, 41
Editing Favorite Titles, 42
Editing Locks & Limits, 53
Editing timer events, 63
Elevation, 25
ENTER button, 15, 17
EXIT button, 15, 16
F
FAVORITE button, 14, 17, 40
Favorite Stations guide, 40
changing the Favorite Title, 42
setting up, 40
FCC Regulations, 76
Features, 4
Front panel controls, 68
FUNCTION buttons, 15, 17
G
GUIDE button, 15, 17, 37
Guides Menu, 35
Guides, using, 35
H
Highlight and Select, 18
I
INDEX button, 14, 16, 39
Information Area, 37
Input source, 9, 10, 19
IR remote control reception, 32
J
Joystick, 14, 18
JUMP button, 15, 16
L
Languages, 64
Limited Warranty, 77
List Area, 37
Local TV off-air antenna, 9
Locking your receiver, 57
Locks and limits, 53
display, 53
locking, 57
setting, 54
unlocking, 58
LOW SPEED DATA port, 69, 70
M
Macrovision copy-protection, 2
Mail. See messages.
Main Menu, 21
Manufacturer codes, 66, 67
Media Window, 37
MENU button, 15, 17, 21, 68
Messages, 52
indicator, 68
viewing, 52
MUTING button, 14, 16
O
One Button Timer & Rec, 60
Other Guides, 43
P
Passcode, setting, 57
Pay per view, cancelling programs, 59
checking purchases, 59
locking, 55
purchasing programs, 45
POWER buttons, 15, 17, 19
POWER Indicator, 68
Preferences Menu, 46
Problems, troubleshooting, 72
Program Data Download, 11, 60
Program Guide, 37
Program information, 35
Purchases display, 59
R
Satellite Dish Antenna, connecting, 8
setting, 23
SATELLITE IN jack, 8, 69, 70
Scheduling programs, 60
Security code. See RF security code and passcode.
Selecting items, 18
Setting up the receiver, 22
the remote control, 65
Signal Seeker, 23, 24
Signal Strength meter, 23
Skipping stations, 50
SLEEP button, 14
Specifications, 71
Spending limit, 54
Station and program information, 35
order, 49
Station Index, 39
Stations Blocked, setting, 56
Surf setting, 49
S-VIDEO jack, 9, 10
System Menu, 22
System test, performing, 29
T
Telephone line, connecting, 8
Testing the system, 29
Tilt, 23
Timer & Rec, checking and editing, 63
display, 61
setting up, 61
Timer events, 60–63
indicator, 68
Transponder, 23
Troubleshooting, 72
TV, connecting, 9, 10
TV/SAT button, 15, 16
TV/VIDEO button, 15, 16
TV/VTR button, 15, 16
U, V
Unlocking your receiver, 58
VCR Control feature, 11, 26
VCR CONTROL jack, 11, 69, 70
VCR Controller, connecting, 11
VCR, connecting, 10
recording, 60
Viewing pictures, 19
VOL buttons, 14, 17
VTR3/2/DVD/AMP switch, 15
Other Information
Rating limit, setting, 55
Recording programs, with Timer, 60–63
Reminder. See Timer & Rec.
Remote control, buttons and functions, 14–17
inserting the batteries, 7
manufacturer codes, 66, 67
selecting items, 18
setting IR and RF, 32
setting up, 65
RF Antenna, connecting, 12
RF remote control reception, 32
RF REMOTE jack, 69
RF security code, setting, 33
S
W, Z
Warranty. See Limited Warranty.
Zip code, for setting antenna, 25
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