Sony SAT-HD300 User manual

Sony SAT-HD300 User manual
4-097-333-21
DIRECTV® High-Definition Receiver/
HDTV Receiver
Operating Instructions
© 2003 Sony Electronics.
Reproduction in whole or in part without written
permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.
SAT-HD300
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRONIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
THE LIGHTNING FLASH WITH ARROWHEAD SYMBOL, WITHIN AN EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE, IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE USER
TO THE PRESENCE OF UNINSULATED “DANGEROUS VOLTAGE” WITHIN THE PRODUCT’S ENCLOSURE THAT MAY BE OF SUFFICIENT MAGNITUDE TO CONSTITUTE A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK TO PERSONS.
THE EXCLAMATION POINT WITHIN AN EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE USER TO THE PRESENCE OF IMPORTANT OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE (SERVICING) INSTRUCTIONS IN THE LITERATURE ACCOMPANYING THE APPLIANCE.
WARNING
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
This product must not be exposed to dripping or splashing liquids. Objects filled with liquids, such as a vase, must not be placed on or above
the product.
NOTE TO CABLE/TV/SATELLITE DISH INSTALLER:
This reminder is provided to call the cable TV system/satellite dish installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electric Code (U.S.A.).
The code 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 the cable entry as practical.
REGULATORY INFORMATION : FCC PART 15
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 when the equipment is operated in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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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REGULATORY INFORMATION: FCC Part 68
Sony must make any necessary repairs to the modem portion of this equipment in order to maintain valid FCC registration. Do not attempt to
repair or service the modem.
This equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the Telephone Company. Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state
tariffs.
• This product complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the back of this product is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC
registration number and Ringer Equivalent Number (REN) for this product. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone
company.
• The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices that may be connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone line
may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. Typically, the sum of the RENs should not exceed five (5). To be certain
of the number of devices that may be connected to the line (as determined by the total RENs) contact the local telephone company.
• If this product causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of
service may be required. But if advance notice isn’t practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you
will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
• The telephone company may make changes to its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the operation of the
product. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice so you can make the necessary modifications to maintain
uninterrupted service.
• Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission, or
corporate commission for information.)
• If trouble is experienced with this product, for repair or warranty information, please contact Sony Electronics Inc. If the product is causing
harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the product until the problem is resolved.
• An FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this equipment. This equipment is designed to be connected to the
telephone network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68 compliant. See installation instructions for details.
If you have questions about this Sony product, please contact the Sony Satellite System Information Center at 1-800-838-SONY(7669).
For questions about service, programming or billing, contact DIRECTV at 1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288).
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: Sony
Model No.: SAT-HD300
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
CAUTION
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MODIFY THIS PRODUCT IN ANY WAY WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION FROM SONY ELECTRONICS CORPORATION.
UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION COULD VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THIS PRODUCT.
THIS EQUIPMENT IS INTENDED TO RECEIVE AND DECODE SIGNALS TRANSMITTED ACCORDING TO ATSC DIGITAL TELEVISION STANDARD
A/53, DIRECTV SPECIFICATION AND IS INTENDED TO BE USED WITH AN APPROPRIATE ANTENNA, DISH AND DISPLAY DEVICE THAT YOU
MUST PROVIDE.
Dolby Digital®
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
Macrovision Information
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this
copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited pay-per-view uses unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL
AND THOSE MARKED ON THE UNIT. RETAIN THIS BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
This set has been designed and manufactured to assure personal safety. Improper use can result in electric shock or
fire hazard. The safeguards incorporated in this unit will protect you if you observe the following procedures for
installation, use, and servicing.
This unit does not contain any parts that can be repaired by the user.
DO NOT REMOVE THE CABINET COVER, OR YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO DANGEROUS VOLTAGE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY.
1. Read these instructions. - All these safety and
operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
2. Keep these instructions. - The safety, operating
and use instructions should be retained for future
reference.
3. Heed all warnings. - All warnings on the product
and in the operating instructions should be adhered
to.
4. Follow all instructions. - All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water. – For
example: near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement; or near a swimming
pool; and like.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or
the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
6. Clean only with dry cloth. – Unplug this product
from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the
product and to protect it from over- heating. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the
product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.
This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper
ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s
instructions have been adhered to.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
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12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold
with apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/ apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power- supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Due to copyright restrictions, you may not be able to view some high-definition programs in
high-definition format using this product. If HD viewing is prohibited due to copyright restrictions, you would need to connect SD interfaces to view the program.
In certain markets, access to local channels requires a DIRECTV® Multi-Satellite Dish
Antenna. For the most current information about the availability of local channels in your area,
contact your retailer or visit DIRECTV.com. For access to all DIRECTV High Definition
programming, a triple LNB Multi-Satellite dish antenna, along with a DIRECTV® HD Receiver
and High Definition television (equipment is required.) Satellite dish antenna sold
separately.
Activation of programming may be subject to credit approval and requires valid service
address, social security number and/or major credit card. Deposit or prepayment may be
required. Programming subject to change. You must be physically located in the U.S. to
subscribe to DIRECTV service. DIRECTV services not available outside the U.S. DIRECTV programming is sold separately and independently of DIRECTV System hardware. A valid programming subscription is required to operate DIRECTV System hardware. Activate your
DIRECTV programming today at 1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-347-3288).
DIRECTV, Inc. DIRECTV, the Cyclone Design logo and Advanced Program Guide™ are trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of Hughes Electronics Corp., and are used with permission.
Sony, Hi-Scan and the Sony logo are registered trademarks of Sony.
Sony Software License Agreement
ATTENTION:USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THE SONY SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
SET FORTH ON PAGE 121. USING THE SOFTWARE OR THE PRODUCT IN WHICH IT IS INCORPORATED INDICATES USER’S ACCEPTANCE OF THESE LICENSE TERMS. IF THE USER DOES
NOT ACCEPT THESE LICENSE TERMS,THE USER SHOULD IMMEDIATELY RETURN THE ENTIRE
PRODUCT IN ITS ORIGINAL PACKAGING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A FULL REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
1. Introduction
1-1. A New World of Digital Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
1-2. Main Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
2. Important Overview
2-1. Sending Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
2-2. TV Signal Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
2-3. Display Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
2-4. Normal and Wide Format Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13
2-5. Audio Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15
2-6. On-Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17
3. Setup and Connections
3-1. Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19
3-2. Back Panel of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver . . . . . . . . . .20-21
3-3. General Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
3-4. Connecting to Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-26
3-5. TV Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-30
3-6. VCR Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-32
3-7. Audio Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-34
3-8. Remote Control RF Antenna Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
4. Front Panel and
4-1. Using the Front Panel of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver . . . . .36
4-2. Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-39
4-3. Programming the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
4-4. Remote Control Codes for Other Components . . . . . . .41-42
5. Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
6. Basic Operation
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6-1. Viewing the Channel Banner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45
6-2. Accessing Favorite Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
6-3. Freeze Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
6-4. Subscription to DIRECTV® programming and
ANT/CABLE-Only operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
7. Advanced Program Guide™ 7-1. About the Advanced Program Guide™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
7-2. Layout of the Advanced Program Guide™ Screen . . . .50-51
7-3. Moving through the Advanced Program Guide™ . . . . .52-53
7-4. Selecting a Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
7-5. Getting More Program Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-56
7-6. Setting a Timer/Record Event for Future Viewing . . . . . . .57
7-7. Purchasing DIRECTV® Pay Per View Programs . . . . . . . . . .58
7-8. Searching for Programs by Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59-60
7-9. Searching for Programs by Keyword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
8. Customization
8-1. Accessing the On-screen Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
8-2. The Structure of the On-Screen Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
8-3. Managing Program Purchases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
8-4. Checking the Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
8-5. Setting a Timer/Record Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
8-6. Modifying a Timer/Record Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
8-7. Initializing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-75
8-8. Managing Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76-79
8-9. Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80-81
8-10. Setting Default Signal Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
8-11. Hook-up Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
8-12. Setting the Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84-88
8-13. Choosing the Aspect Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89-91
8-14. Setting Digital Caption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
8-15. Setting Digital Caption Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
8-16. Setting Closed Caption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
8-17. Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
8-18. Running Auto Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
8-19. Setting Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97-102
8-20. Getting the System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103-106
8-21. Testing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107-109
8-22. Replace Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
8-23. VCR Control Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
8-24. Remote Control Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
9. Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113-114
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116-119
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Software License Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
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1. INTRODUCTION
1-1. A New World of Digital Entertainment
Welcome to the SAT-HD300 DIRECTV® HD Receiver, an advanced digital satellite receiver that showcases a new generation of digital entertainment.
The DIRECTV HD Receiver delivers a variety of programs from DIRECTV and has a built-in HD Receiver
that serves as a digital receiver that makes it possible to view digital programs even on your analog TV.
However an analog TV will not display the HD quality.
The Advanced Program Guide™ delivered via satellite service also enables you to access and view
program listings for over-the-air broadcasts and cable as well as DIRECTV® programming.
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1-2. Main Features
Ultimate Entertainment
• A Wide Variety of Programs
Hundreds of channels are available by subscription from DIRECTV.
• DIRECTV Advanced Program GuideTM
Instant access to up to seven days of program listings.
Ability to jump a day or 6 hours at a time.
Ability to search and tune by program title, keyword and category.
Technical Flexibility
• Seamless Tuning
Tune seamlessly to over-the-air, cable and satellite.
• Multiple Output Jacks
Multiple output jacks are provided on the back panel of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver ensuring
maximum connectively to a variety of display devices.
• Screen Format Adaptability
Various screen formats are available including 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, variable 1, variable 2,
variable 3, auto DVI, and true native modes.
• ANT/CABLE Only Mode
Viewing analog/digital broadcasting with an over-the-air antenna and cable service.
• Simultaneous 480i Display Output
Supporting simultaneous 480i Display Output for VCR-recording or viewing on an analog TV.
Superior Performance
• Crisp Picture
High-definition or resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio when connected to a high-definition monitor.
• Superior Sound
Sensational sound with Dolby Digital® 5.1 channels when connected to a Dolby Digital® compatible audio receiver system.
• DVI-HDTV Output
For an all-digital connection to DVI-HDTV monitors.
• RF Remote Control
Remote control access from outside a cabinet or even from another room within your home.
Convenient Use
• Help
Easy-to-use on-screen menus with instant spot help and brief on-screen user’s guide.
• Hook-up Help
The on-screen menus show connection schemes on the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
• Setup Wizard
Easy-to-use Wizard based System Setup
• Easy Recording to VCR
Up to seven days of program guide information from which shows can be quickly selected for
automatic VCR recording.
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2. IMPORTANT OVERVIEW
2-1. Sending Signals
Satellite
Sat A 101
Sat C 110
Sat B 119
Digital
signal
Analog
signal
DIRECTV
TV
HD Receiver
Phone
Jack
Analog Cable service
Digital broadcasting is a new way of sending programs over the airwaves with superior quality video and audio. The DIRECTV® HD Receiver enables you to take full advantage of digital
broadcasting. To fully enjoy it, it is helpful understand the ways the program signals are sent.
There are two types of TV signal formats; analog (often called NTSC format; National Television
System Committee) and digital (ATSC format; Advanced Television System Committee). Digital
formats are classified into three categories: High-Definition (HD), Enhanced Definition (ED), and
Standard Definition (SD) according to the resolution or digital picture quality.
There are also three ways that program signals can be received; over-the-air (NTSC, ATSC),
cable and satellite.
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2-2. TV Signal Formats
Standard Comparison Table
Signal Format
Active Lines
Analog
480i
Digital
SD
HD
480p
720p or 1080i
Dolby Digital (5.1 ch)
Dolby Digital (5.1 ch)
®
Sound
Aspect Ratio
Resolution
Stereo (2 ch)
4:3
720 x 480
MPEG Audio (2 ch)
4 : 3 or 16 : 9
16 : 9
640 x 480
1280 x 720
704 x 480
1920 x 1080
The digital TV standards allow several different formats. Broadcasters can choose between
three formats:
• 480p - The picture is 704 x 480 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second (480i is
also possible).
• 720p - The picture is 1280 x 720 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second.
• 1080i - The picture is 1920 x 1080 pixels, sent at 60 interlaced frames per second (30
complete frames per second).
(The “p” and “i” designations stand for “progressive” and “interlaced.” In a progressive format, the full picture updates every sixtieth of a second. In an interlaced format, half of the picture updates every sixtieth of a second.)
The 480p and 480i formats are called the SD formats, and 480i is roughly equivalent to a normal analog TV picture. The 720p and 1080i formats are called the HD formats.
Some analog televisions can display a picture 720 pixels wide by 480 pixels high, that’s a total
of 345,600 pixels. HD digital signals can have a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080, that’s
2,073,600 pixels, or six times more pixels than the older resolution. Pictures will be crisper and
cleaner, with more detail in every close-up and every panorama.
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2. IMPORTANT OVERVIEW
2-3. Display Formats
The DIRECTV® HD Receiver provides several display formats. The FORMAT button in the front
panel changes the display format in the cycle of 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, native,
variable 1, variable 2, variable 3 and Auto DVI** modes. In 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i
modes, all input signal formats are converted to the chosen display format. In native, variable 1, variable 2 and variable 3 modes, output display format is automatically adapted
depending on input signal format. In Auto DVI mode, the output display format is automatically adapted based on the preferred resolution format of the DVI-HDTV monitor. The format
may be converted from the original broadcast format.
Display Format modes
Input Signal format
Output Signal format
1080i
all formats
1080i
720p
all formats
720p
480p
all formats
480p
480i
all formats
480i
native
1080i
1080i
720p
720p
480p
480p
480i
480i(Component, DVI), 480p(RGB)
1080i
1080i
720p
720p
480p/480i
480p
1080i/720p
1080i
480p/480i
480p
1080i/720p
720p
1080i
480p
all formats
changes according to monitor type
variable 1
variable 2
variable 3
AUTO DVI**
OUTPUT CONNECTION
AVAILABLE FORMATS
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
YPbPr*
1080i/720p/480p/480i/native/variable 1/variable 2/variable 3
Y
Pb
T
i
i
Pr
RGB*
i
(1080i/720p/480p)
i
RGB OUT
i
1080i/720p/480p/native/variable 1/variable 2/variable 3
i
DVI-HDTV*
Video 1 / 2
S Video
i
(1080i/720p/480p)
i
1080i/720p/480p/480i/native/variable 1/variable 2/
variable 3/Auto DVI**
DVI-HDTV OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
(1080i/720p/480p)
VIDEO OUT
1
(
i
All formats converted to 480i
i
2
i
i
S VIDEO
OUT
(1080i/720p/480p)
i
i
(1080i/720p/480p)
RF Out to TV
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i
All formats converted to 480i
i
i
i
OUT TO TV
(1080i/720p/480p)
All formats converted to 480i
i
i
* Only one of the YPbPr, RGB or DVI-HDTV jacks is available at any one time, depending on
the TYPE switch setting and DVI-HDTV connection status.
** Format available when using the DVI-HDTV output to connect to a DVI-HDTV monitor.
2-4. Normal and Wide Format Signals
When you view a high-definition picture with 480i or 480p format setting, the WIDE MODE button on the remote control changes the wide mode in the cycle of Letterbox, Cropped, to
Squeezed.
When you view a standard definition picture with 720p or 1080i format setting, the WIDE
MODE button on the remote control changes the wide mode in the cycle of Normal, Wide,
Panorama, Zoom, to Cine-Zoom. (Refer to section 8-13, ‘Choosing the Aspect Ratio’)
WHEN YOU SET THE FORMAT TO SDTV (480i/480p)
Standard Definition Output Format
Program Format
No Adjustment Options
Standard Definition
Letter box
Choose when you want to view a
wide format (16:9) picture on a normal screen (4:3) without squeezing.
antenna
High-Definition
Cropped
Choose when you want to view a
picture filling the entire screen
while keeping the wide format.
Left and right portions of the picture will not be shown.
Squeezed
Choose when you want to view a full
picture filling the entire screen with
no black bars. The picture in a 16:9
format will be horizontally adjusted or
squeezed to fit the 4:3 ratio monitor.
This setting can also be useful when
used with 16:9 aspect ratio monitors
or with 4:3 aspect ratio monitors with
a “16:9 enhancement” feature.
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2. IMPORTANT OVERVIEW
2-4. Normal and Wide Format Signals
WHEN YOU SET THE FORMAT TO HDTV (1080i/720p)
Program Format
High-Definition Output Format
*Three temporary adjustment options available
High-Definition
Normal
Choose when you want to view a picture
with an original 4:3 aspect ratio on your
16:9 TV. Black or gray bars will show at the
left and right sides.
antenna
Wide
Choose when you want to evenly stretch the
width of a normal picture to fill the entire
screen.
Adjustment
Required
Panorama
Choose when you want to evenly stretch the
edges of a normal picture to fill a wide
screen.
Standard Definition
Zoom
Choose when you want to fill the entire
screen with the picture. The image will be
altered both horizontally (stretched) and
vertically (cropped). The top and bottom
portions of the picture will not be shown.
Zoom1 shows you the picture with a tradeoff between distortion and screen coverage.
CINE-Zoom
Choose when you want to adjust zooming.
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*Note.
The HDTV formats should always be broadcast in the 16:9 aspect ratio.
However, you may choose one of three temporary options to select for your
preference. The three options are Standard, Expand and Shrink.
2-5. Audio Signals
Digital Audio Signals
center channel
speaker
left
speaker
surround
sound
speaker
right
speaker
sub-woofer
surround
sound
speaker
Dolby Digital Sound with 5.1 Channels
The DIRECTV® HD Receiver will be the focal center of your home entertainment system comprising a
variety of components, such as TV, DVD, VCR, etc. and external audio systems. Since digital programs
being broadcast contain digital-quality audio, you can create a home theater by sending audio signals
from the DIRECTV HD Receiver to your audio system externally. HD digital signals use the Dolby
Digital® audio encoding system - the same digital sound used in many movie theaters, on DVDs, and
in many home theater systems.
When you tune to a channel, the DIRECTV HD Receiver can send signals either to a Dolby Digital®
decoder/receiver or to a PCM (normal digital) decoder. (* Refer to Section 3-7 Connection for Audio
for making the required external connections to your system.)
GLOSSARY
Dolby Digital® audio, formally known as Audio Coding 3rd Generation is a
coding technique that can provide up to five independent, full frequency
response audio channels (three in left, center, and right, two in rear left
and right,) and one low frequency effect for a sound you can feel.
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2. IMPORTANT OVERVIEW
2-5. Audio Signals
Analog Audio Signals
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
Analog stereo amplifier
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
DATA PORT
Y
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
AUDIO IN
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
L2
Pb
RGB OUT
DVI-HDTV OUT
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480i
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
R2
Pr
AUDIO OUT
Audio cables
The analog audio outputs may be used to drive an external Hi-Fi audio system instead of the
TV speakers. These stereo outputs are activated by setting the Analog Mode in the Audio
menu to Stereo.
If you set the Analog Mode to SAP (Second Audio Program), you can hear the program’s dialog in another language such as French or Spanish, if provided on the analog broadcast.
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2-6. On-Screen Display
Main Menu
You can adjust the setup through a user-friendly on-screen menu using the remote control.
While viewing a program, the on-screen menu will appear on your TV screen if you press the
MENU button on your remote control. The on-screen menu is operated using a simple,
straight-forward ‘Highlight and Select’ process. You just highlight a menu item by using
“DEF G ” on your remote control, and select it by pressing “ ”. The on-screen menu also
offers visual cues for easy guidance.
Advanced Program Guide™
The DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide is an on-screen listing of current and future programs
that are available from DIRECTV. The DIRECTV® HD Receiver offers you a comprehensive program list that contains information about programs with hundreds of channels, including analog Antenna and digital (ATSC). If you do not subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, you will
not be able to see the Advanced Program Guide.
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
2-6. On-Screen Display
Help
First, certain features and terminologies used in the on-screen menus require your basic
understanding to fully utilize their capabilities. The DIRECTV® HD Receiver provides a powerful feature called “Help” that describes highlighted menu item to help you understand the features. Press and hold the “HELP” button to display the “Help”. Once you release the button,
the Help menu disappears from the screen.
Second, if you press the “HELP” button while you are viewing a program with no menus on screen, the DIRECTV HD Receiver provides a comprehensive on-screen user’s guide. It
describes how to use your receiver.
This is, in fact, an on-line version of this Operating Guide.
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3-1. Unpacking
Make sure you have received all these items listed below with the DIRECTV® HD Receiver.
Remote Control
Cables
Batteries
AA
S VIDEO Jack
MUTING SLEEP
TV
POWER
AA
SAT
FUNCTION
TV
SAT
PIC MODE
TV/VIDEO
Access Card
Audio/Video Jacks
ACCESS
CARD
ENTER
FLIP OPEN
OUT TO TV
FAVORITE
GUIDE
INFO
MENU
VOL
CH
Phone Jacks
FREEZE
PREV CH
E XIT
SIGNAL
Remote Control
RF Antenna
WIDE
HELP
CC
MODE
CODE SET
Y
PB
PR
Component Jacks
RM-Y822
DVI-HDTV Jack
VCR
CONTROL
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-1. Unpacking
DIRECTV® HD Receiver
The DIRECTV HD Receiver is capable of receiving signals from the satellite dish, cable, and/or over-the-air
antenna and sending the decoder signals to your TV.
Remote Control
In addition to the DIRECTV HD Receiver, the remote control can be programmed to control many other
devices.
Batteries
To install the batteries, slide open the battery compartment and insert the two AA batteries provided.
Component Out Jacks and Cables
Component Cables are used to connect the DIRECTV HD Receiver to an industry standard Y/Pb/Pr compatible Monitor.
DVI-HDTV port and Cable
DVI cable is used to connect the DIRECTV HD Receiver to a DVI-HDTV compatible HD monitor.
S-Video Jack and Cable
An S-Video jack is provided on the DIRECTV HD Receiver and is used together with audio cables.
Remember to connect the left and right audio cables. An S-Video jack carries only the picture signals, not
the sound.
Audio/Video Jacks and Cables
The Audio/Video jacks provide good picture and sound quality. They are used for making most Audio/Video
connections between components. The Audio/Video jacks may be color coded (yellow for video, red for
right audio, and white for left audio). If your component has only one input for audio (mono), connect it to
the left (white L/mono) audio jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
RF (Radio Frequency) Jacks and Coaxial Cables (F-type)
RF jacks are necessary for reception of over-the-air broadcasts, cable, and DIRECTV signals. These jacks
are also required for antenna or cable connections. The RF and coaxial jacks on the DIRECTV HD Receiver
are labeled Antenna, Cable, Satellite and OUT TO TV. An RG-6 type coaxial cable is required for satellite
signal distribution.
Telephone Jack and Cord
A telephone line cord is required to connect the DIRECTV HD Receiver to a phone line. If you choose to subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, this phone line is required to be connected.
Access Card
The Access Card is the means by which DIRECTV controls the distribution of its service. The card must be
inserted into the access card slot (on the front of the DIRECTV HD Receiver) at all times to ensure reception of satellite signals.
Remote Control RF Antenna
The Remote Control RF Antenna can be used with the supplied remote control.
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VCR Controller
The VCR Controller allows the Record function to automatically operate your VCR.
3-2. Back Panel of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
Pb
R1
R2
Pr
RGB OUT
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Ant In
Is used to connect an over-the-air or terrestrial antenna.
Cable In
Is used to connect a coaxial cable coming from your cable TV service outlet or cable box.
Out to TV
Provides an RF connection between the DIRECTV HD Receiver and older TVs. All decoded signals are
provided on channel 3 or 4 as selected in the Output Channel section of the Setup menu. When the
DIRECTV HD Receiver is in the standby mode, Cable or Antenna signals are passed through as chosen
in the Out to TV section of the Setup menu.
Video Out 1, 2
Is used to provide baseband composite video signal to a VCR or TV set. Video connection generally
provides picture quality that is superior to RF connections. For a better quality picture connection, use
the S-Video jack if it is available.
Component Out
Is used to connect to a Y/Pb/Pr-compatible monitor. Three video and two audio jacks for a Y/Pb/Pr
monitor need to be connected and the TYPE switch must be set to left position.
RGB/DVI-HDTV Out
Is used to connect to either an RGB compatible or DVI-HDTV monitor. Either an RGB port for an RGB
monitor or a DVI-HDTV port for a DVI-HDTV monitor need to be connected and the TYPE switch must
be set to right position.
Note : The DVI-HDTV port has a higher priority when both the RGB and DVI-HDTV ports are connected.
Note: For best access to High-Definition Programming from DIRECTV, connect the DVI-HDTV output to
a DVI-HDTV input on your high-definition TV or monitor. A DVI-HDTV input is one that is compliant
with EIA-861 and HDCP specifications. Check your TV or monitor’s user manual to find out if the TV or
monitor’s DVI input is compliant with these specifications.
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-2. Back Panel of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver
Audio Out 1,2
Is used to provide analog audio signals to VCR, TV set, HD Monitor, or Hi-Fi System.
Digital Audio Out
Is used to connect a digital optical cable from the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the Dolby Digital® receiver
or decoder. Dolby Digital audio enables the viewer to experience theater-quality sound using up to 5.1
audio channels when available audio in the broadcast.
Data Port
Can be used to communicate with certain compatible devices, such as Personal Video Recorders.
VCR Control
Is used to connect the VCR Controller cable to your receiver.
RF Remote
Is used to connect the RF Remote control antenna to your receiver.
Phone Jack
Is used to connect a phone line.
Satellite In
Is used to connect a satellite dish antenna to your receiver.
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3-3. General Recommendations
CAUTION: Make all connections before plugging the power supply cord into a standard 120V, 60Hz AC
power outlet.
You can connect the DIRECTV® HD Receiver in a variety of configurations. The answers to the following questions will determine the correct setup for you.
- What type of antennas do you have? Satellite dish, cable, and/or over-the-air antennas.
- What type of connectors does your TV or VCR have: Y/Pb/Pr, RGB, DVI-HDTV, S-VIDEO, A/V (RCAtype), or RF coaxial?
- Do you have an external audio or audio/video system? Consider integrating the DIRECTV HD
Receiver into a home theater configuration to take advantage of the audio capabilities of your Dolby
Digital® System (Digital) or Hi-Fi System (Analog).
- Does your TV have Y/Pb/Pr connectors? Use it to connect your TV to the DIRECTV HD Receiver. An
Y/Pb/Pr connection provides a better picture than S-VIDEO, RCA-type video, or RF connections.
- Does your TV have an S-VIDEO jack? Use it to connect your TV to the DIRECTV HD Receiver.
An S-VIDEO connection provides a better picture than RCA-type video or RF connections.
- Does your TV have RCA-type A/V connectors, but no S-video jack? Use your TV’s A/V connectors to
connect your components. An A/V connection provides better picture and audio when compared to
an RF connection.
Although there are numerous connections possible for optimum video and audio performance, try to follow the guidelines listed below when you hook up your components. Detailed h ook-up instructions are
provided on the following pages.
Component
Page
To Antennas
Non-Satellite Sources
Round Dish (Satellite A)
Oval Dish (Satellite A, B)
Oval Dish (Satellite A, B, C)
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25
26
To TV/Monitor
Analog TV
HD Monitor (Y/Pb/Pr type)
HD Monitor (RGB type)
HD Monitor with HDCP
(DVI-HDTV type)
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28
29
30
To A/V Systems
VCR
Digital Audio System
Analog Hi-Fi System
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33
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Connection
Protect your components from power
surges by turning off the component and
unplugging power cords when you make
connections.
Protect your component from overheating by keeping the ventilation holes
open and not stacking components.
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-4. Connecting to Antennas - Non-Satellite Sources
Antenna
Cable TV
wall jack
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
RGB OUT
Pb
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
R2
Pr
PHONE
JACK
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Receiving Signals
1. Connect the “Antenna” to the “ANT IN” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver using a coaxial
RF cable.
2. Connect the cable TV signal to the “CABLE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a
coaxial RF cable.
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SATELLITE
IN
3-4. Connecting to Antennas - Round Dish (Satellite A)
Antenna
LNB
Sat A
Cable TV
wall jack
Dish
Jack 1
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
RGB OUT
Pb
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
R1
OPTICAL
R2
Pr
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Phone wall jack
Receiving Signals
1. Connect the “Antenna” to the “ANT IN” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver using a coaxial RF cable.
2. Connect the cable TV signal to the “CABLE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a coaxial RF
cable.
3. Connect the “Jack 1” of the dish antenna to the “SATELLITE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using
a coaxial RF cable. (For proper dish installation, refer to the “Installer’s Guide” provided with your satellite dish antenna.)
4. Connect the “Phone Wall Jack” to “PHONE JACK” on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a phone cable.
NOTE
NOTE
While you are subscribing to a DIRECTV programming package, you can still view over-theair and cable TV programs, if you make connections to the over-the-air and/or cable jacks.
®
A triple LNB multi-satellite dish with a SAT
C LNB is required to receive all DIRECTV®
High-Definition programming, along with
this DIRECTV HD Receiver.
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-4. Connecting to Antennas - Oval Dish (Satellite A, B)
Antenna
LNB
Sat A
LNB
Sat B
Cable TV
wall jack
Dish
5x4 Multi-switch
Output
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
Pb
R1
R2
Pr
RGB OUT
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Phone wall jack
Receiving Signals
1. Connect the “Antenna” to the “ANT IN” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver using a coaxial RF cable.
2. Connect the cable TV signal to the “CABLE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a coaxial RF cable.
3. Connect the “Jack 1” of the multi-switch to the “SATELLITE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using
a coaxial RF cable. (For proper dish installation, refer to the “Installer’s Guide” provided with your satellite
dish antenna.)
4. Connect the “Phone Wall Jack” to “PHONE JACK” on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a phone cable.
NOTE
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While you are subscribing to a DIRECTV®
programming package, you can still view
over-the-air and cable TV programs, if you
make connections to the over-the-air and/or
cable jacks.
NOTE
A triple LNB multi-satellite dish with a SAT
C LNB is required to receive all DIRECTV®
High-Definition programming, along with
this DIRECTV HD Receiver.
3-4. Connecting to Antennas - Oval Dish (Satellite A, B, C)
LNB
Sat A
LNB
Sat C
LNB
Sat B
Antenna
Cable TV
wall jack
Dish
5x4 Multi-switch*
Output
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
RGB OUT
Pb
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
R2
Pr
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Phone wall jack
Receiving Signals
1. Connect the “Antenna” to the “ANT IN” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver using a coaxial RF cable.
2. Connect the cable TV signal to the “CABLE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a coaxial RF cable.
3. Connect the “Jack 1” of the multi-switch to the “SATELLITE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a
coaxial RF cable. (For proper dish installation, refer to the “Installer’s Guide” provided with your satellite dish
antenna.)
4. Connect the “Phone Wall Jack” to “PHONE JACK” on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a phone cable.
NOTE
While you are subscribing to a DIRECTV® programming package, you can still view over-the-air and
cable TV programs, if you make connections to the
over-the-air and/or cable jacks.
NOTE
A triple LNB multi-satellite dish with a SAT
C LNB is required to receive all DIRECTV®
High-Definition programming, along with
this DIRECTV HD Receiver.
* Sat C may also be connected via a SAT B/SAT C combiner with a 4x4 multi-switch (not supplied by Sony).
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-5. TV Connection - Analog TV
LNB
Sat A
LNB
Sat C
LNB
Sat B
Antenna
Dish
Cable TV
wall jack
Analog TV
ANT.IN
V
L
R
5x4 Multi-switch
Output
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
RGB OUT
Pb
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
R2
Pr
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Phone wall jack
TV Viewing
1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to the “ANT IN” jack on your TV using a coaxial
RF cable.
2. Connect the “AUDIO OUT” and “VIDEO OUT” jacks on the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the “A/V IN” jack on your TV
using RCA-type cables.
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3-5. TV Connection - HD Monitor (Y/Pb/Pr type)
LNB
Sat A
LNB
Sat C
LNB
Sat B
Antenna
Dish
Cable TV
wall jack
HD-Ready TV
ANT.IN
L
R
Y
Pb
Pr
5x4 Multi-switch
Output
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
Pb
R2
Pr
RGB OUT
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Phone wall jack
TV Viewing
1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to the “ANT IN” jack on your TV using a coaxial
RF cable.
2. Connect the “COMPONENT OUT” jacks on the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the “COMPONENT IN” jacks of your TV
using RCA-type cables. (The “TYPE” switch must be set toward the “Y/Pb/Pr” jacks.)
3. Connect the L/R “AUDIO OUT” jacks on the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the L/R “AUDIO IN” jacks on your TV using
RCA-type cables.
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-5. TV Connection - HD Monitor (RGB type)
LNB
Sat A
LNB
Sat C
LNB
Sat B
Antenna
Dish
Cable TV
wall jack
HD-Ready TV
ANT.IN
L
R
Y
Pb
Pr
5x4 Multi-switch
Output
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
RGB OUT
Pb
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
R2
Pr
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Phone wall jack
TV Viewing
1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to the “ANT IN” jack on your TV using a coaxial
RF cable.
2. Connect the “RGB OUT” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the “RGB IN” jack of your TV using VGA-type connector. (The “TYPE” switch must be set toward the “RGB/DVI-HDTV” jacks.)
3. Connect the L/R “AUDIO OUT” jacks on the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the L/R “AUDIO IN” jacks on your TV using
RCA-type cables.
Note : The RGB OUT jack supports 480p, 720p, and 1080i formats.
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3-5. TV Connection - HD Monitor (DVI-HDTV type)
LNB
Sat A
Antenna
LNB
Sat C
LNB
Sat B
Cable TV
wall jack
Dish
HD-Ready TV
DVI-HDTV IN
ANT.IN
L
R
5x4 Multi-switch
Output
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
RGB OUT
Pb
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
R2
Pr
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Phone wall jack
TV Viewing
1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to the “ANT IN” jack on your TV using a coaxial
RF cable.
2. Connect the “DVI-HDTV OUT” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the “DVI-HDTV IN” jack of your TV using
DVI -type connector. (The “TYPE” switch must be set toward the “RGB/DVI-HDTV” jacks.)
3. Connect the L/R “AUDIO OUT” jacks on the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the L/R “AUDIO IN” jacks on your TV using
RCA-type cables.
Note: For best access to high-definition programming from DIRECTV, connect the DVI-HDTV output to a
DVI-HDTV input on your high-definition TV or monitor. A DVI-HDTV input is one that is compliant with
EIA-861 and HDCP specifications. Check your TV or monitor’s user manual to find out if the TV or monitor’s DVI input is compliant with these specifications.
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-6. VCR Connection
LNB
Sat A
LNB
Sat C
LNB
Sat B
Antenna
Dish
Cable TV
wall jack
VCR
IN
V
ANT.IN
L
5x4 Multi-switch
R
Output
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
Pb
R2
Pr
RGB OUT
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Phone wall jack
TV Viewing
Refer to Section 3-5, ‘TV Connection’.
VCR Recording
1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to the “ANT IN” jack on your VCR using a
coaxial RF cable.
2. Connect the “AUDIO OUT” and “VIDEO OUT” jacks on the DIRECTV HD Receiver to the “A/V IN” jack on your
VCR using a RCA-type cable. (If your VCR is equipped with an S-Video jack, use the “S-Video” jack)
Note: The OUT TO TV and VIDEO OUT(480i) 1,2 jacks are always available no matter what display format
is selected.
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3-6. VCR Connection - VCR Controller
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
Pb
R2
Pr
RGB OUT
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
VCR Controller
VCR (front view)
IR Sensor
VCR (side view)
1/2" to 1"
Connect the VCR Controller to allow the Timer and Rec feature to automatically operate your VCR. See “VCR Control
Setup “ on page 111 for information about setting up the Digital Satellite Receiver to work with your VCR.
1. Connect the VCR Controller to the VCR CONTROL jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver.
2. 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.
Note: If the infrared sensor is not marked on your VCR, shine a flashlight into the front panel of the VCR to
locate the sensor.
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-7. Audio Connection - Digital Audio System
SPDIF IN
A/V Receiver
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
Pb
R1
R2
Pr
RGB OUT
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
PHONE
JACK
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Dolby Digital® Connection
1. Connect the “DIGITAL AUDIO OUT” jack on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to the “SPDIF IN”
jack on your Dolby Digital or Pro Logic® decoder using a digital optical cable.
(A digital optical cable is not supplied.)
NOTE
To enjoy Dolby Digital audio when it is available in a broadcast, set the HD Receiver’s
Digital Output to the Dolby Digital setting (see section 8-12).
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SATELLITE
IN
3-7. Audio connection - Analog Hi-Fi System
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
Analog stereo amplifier
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
DATA PORT
Y
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
AUDIO IN
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
L2
RGB OUT
Pb
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
R1
R2
Pr
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
Audio cables
Hi-Fi System Connection
1. Connect the Left and Right “AUDIO OUT” jacks of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to the Left
and Right “INPUT” jacks on your Hi-Fi audio system.
NOTE
When viewing a digital broadcast with Dolby Digital® audio, you will be able to hear the
broadcast’s audio from the analog audio left and right jacks. However, a digital audio connection to a Dolby Digital audio receiver is required to enjoy Dolby Digital audio with up to
5.1 channels.
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3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
3-8. Remote Control RF Antenna Connection
Remote Control RF Antenna
VIDEO OUT
ANT IN
CABLE IN
DIGITAL
AUDIO
OUT
COMPONENT OUT
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
2
1
DATA PORT
Y
RF
REMOTE
S VIDEO
OUT
L1
L2
Pb
R1
R2
Pr
RGB OUT
DVI-HDTV OUT
TYPE
OUT TO TV
OPTICAL
PHONE
JACK
SATELLITE
IN
VCR
CONTROL
(1080i/720p/480p)
(1080ii/720p/480p/480ii)
AUDIO OUT
The DIRECTV® HD Receiver can be used with the supplied remote control RF (radio frequency) antenna and
remote control that allow you to control your receiver from outside a cabinet or from another room within your
home.
RF Antenna connection
1. Plug the remote control RF cable into the RF REMOTE connector on the DIRECTV Receiver rear panel.
2. Extend the cable and place the antenna in the desired location
To achieve the best operating range from the remote control, position the antenna as high and as far away
from metal objects as possible.
3. Before using the Remote Control RF Antenna, the Remote Control Setup menu must be set to “RF Type” (see
section 8-24).
Note : Do not place the RF antenna directly on top of the DIRECTV HD Receiver or any other metal object. For
best results, place the RF antenna in a visible location.
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4. FRONT PANEL AND REMOTE CONTROL
4-1. Using the Front Panel of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver
6
5
1
2
7
8
9
4
3
11
10
Display format indicator
1080i
720p
480p
Display interface indicator
480i
DVI
RGB
YPBPR
1
Power
Turns the DIRECTV HD Receiver on or off.
2
Standby mode indicator
Multi function indicator
Access Card and RESET button Door
The Access Card is the means by which DIRECTV controls the distribution of its services. The card must be inserted into
the access card slot at all times to enable reception of satellite signals. The RESET button resets the HD Receiver.
3
Display Window
Shows DIRECTV HD Receiver status : Current output format, interface type, and channel number. Also displays artist
and song information of satellite music-only channels.
4
Remote Control Sensor
Receives signals from the remote control.
5
FORMAT
Sets the output resolution to either native, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, variable 1, variable 2, variable 3, or Auto DVI
formats. Choose the best display format for your TV. (Refer to Section 2-3, ‘Display Formats’)
6
INFO
Shows station and program information in the banner shown at the top of the screen. To remove the banner, press the
button again or wait for 10 seconds. You can also change the Audio language, when available, by pressing “F G ”.
7
MENU
Shows the main menu on the screen. You can return to normal viewing by pressing the EXIT button.
8
GUIDE
Shows the DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide™ screen that shows you a program schedule containing a list of current and future programs. You can also access the Advanced Program Guide via the main menu (DIRECTV Guide).
You can return to normal viewing by pressing the EXIT button. The Guide is only available with satellite service.
9
SELECT
If the main menu is displayed, pressing the SELECT button will activate the selected MENU item. If the SELECT
button is pressed while you are in normal viewing, the information banner will be displayed.
10 EXIT
Clears all on-screen displays and returns to normal viewing from any menu.
11 Arrow Key (CH +/-)
Allows you to navigate on-screen menus and to adjust the system settings and preferences. Use the arrow keys to
move to a menu option and then use the SELECT button to access it.
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4. FRONT PANEL AND REMOTE CONTROL
4-2. Using the Remote Control
3
2
MUTING SLEEP
TV
1 POWER
1 POWER buttons
Turn on and off the DIRECTV® HD Receiver and TV. To operate your
TV, you may need to first set up the remote control (see section
4-3).
SAT
FUNCTION
TV
2 SLEEP button
Sets the TV to turn off automatically after a certain amount of time
(if your TV has a compatible Sleep feature). To operate your TV, you
may need to first set up the remote control (see section 4-3.).
SAT
4
PIC MODE
TV/VIDEO
6
5
3 MUTING button
Mutes the TV volume. Press again to restore the volume. To operate
your TV, you may need to first set up the remote control (see page 40.)
7
ENTER
8
FLIP OPEN
FAVORITE
11
10
INFO
GUIDE
9
MENU
VOL
FREEZE
CH
PREV CH
E XIT
SIGNAL
4 FUNCTION buttons
Select the equipment (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, you may need to first set up the
remote control (see page 40.)
5 TV/VIDEO button
Switches between the various inputs of your TV. To operate your
TV, you may need to first set up the remote control (see page 40.)
WIDE
HELP
CC
MODE
CODE SET
RM-Y822
6 PIC MODE button
Switches between the Picture Mode settings of compatible TVs. To
operate your TV, you may need to first set up the remote control
(see page 40.)
7 0-9 and ENTER buttons
Change channels directly and enter numerical values in on-screen
displays.
8 • (dot) button
Use with the 0-9 and ENTER buttons to select subchannels
(for example, 2-1, if available).
9 GUIDE button
Opens the Program Guide, showing ALL channels.
10 FAVORITE button
Opens the Favorite List.
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11 INFO button
Opens the program information display for the current program.
4-2. Using the Remote Control
12 MENU button
Opens the main Menu.
MUTING SLEEP
POWER
TV
SAT
FUNCTION
TV
SAT
PIC MODE
TV/VIDEO
13 CH (channel) +/- buttons
Changes channels. When a program guide is open, pressing the CH button
pages through the guide channels.
14 Joystick (“ ”)
Moving the joystick up, down, left and right moves the highlight in onscreen displays. Press the joystick to select the highlighted item.
15 VOL (volume) +/- buttons
Adjust the volume of your TV. To operate your TV, you may need to first set
up the remote control (see section 4-3.)
ENTER
FLIP OPEN
FAVORITE
GUIDE
INFO
12
MENU
VOL
CH
14
15
FREEZE
13
16
PREV CH
E XIT
17
18
SIGNAL
WIDE
HELP
CODE SET
CC
19
20
MODE
RM-Y822
16 EXIT button
Closes on-screen displays.
17 PREV CH button
Changes channels to the previously tuned channel.
18 FREEZE button
Freezes the current image. With digital video sources, pressing a second
time enlarges the image. Pressing again restores the live video.
19 WIDE MODE button
Changes the aspect ratio options of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver. When you
view a picture with a wide (16:9) aspect ratio in 480i or 480p format, the
button changes the WIDE MODE options to Letterbox, Cropped or
Squeezed. When you view a picture with a standard (4:3) aspect ratio in
720p or 1080i format, the button changes the WIDE MODE options to
Normal, Wide, Panorama, Zoom or CINE- Zoom. When you view a picture
with a wide (16:9) aspect ratio in 720p or 1080i format, the button temporarily changes the WIDE MODE options to Standard, Expand, or Shrink.
Detailed descriptions of WIDE MODE options are given in section 2-4 or in
the WIDE MODE section of the Preferences menu.
20 CC (Closed Caption) button
Changes the Digital Caption options and the Closed Caption options of the
DIRECTV HD Receiver. The digital caption mode and the closed caption
mode can also be selected in the Preferences menu. You can also change
the date of the Advanced Program Guide™ by pressing the CC button
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when the Guide is displayed.
4. FRONT PANEL AND REMOTE CONTROL
4-2. Using the Remote Control
MUTING SLEEP
21
HELP button
Opens the on-screen Help menu when no other on-screen displays are open.
You can also see the help description of a menu item when that menu is open
by pressing and holding the HELP button.
22
SIGNAL button
Shows the signal strength of the current digital channel or satellite channel. The
signal strength may be improved by adjusting the over-the-air antenna or satellite
dish antenna as directed by the antenna installation instructions.
23
CODE SET button
Allows you program the remote control to operate your TV and other
audio/video equipment (see page 40).
24
POWER button
Turns on and off other devices in your home theater selected with the
AV1/AV2/DVD/AMP switch. To operate other home theater devices, you may
need to first set up the remote control (see page 40).
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VCR/DVD control buttons
Operate VCR and DVD basic functions such as play, pause, stop, fast wind,
rewind and record. To operate your VCR or DVD player, you may need to first
set up the remote control (see page 40).
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AMP VOL (amplifier volume) +/- buttons
Adjust the volume of your audio receiver. To operate your audio receiver, you
may need to first set up the remote control (see page 40).
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DVD navigation and select buttons
Allow you highlight and select items in DVD menus. To operate your DVD player, you may need to first set up the remote control (see page 40).
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DVD MENU button
Opens the menu system of the current DVD. To operate your DVD player, you
may need to first set up the remote control (see page 40).
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FORMAT button
Changes the video format that is output from the DIRECTV® HD Receiver.
Depending on the type of monitor that the DIRECTV HD Receiver is connected
to, the available formats may include : native, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, variable
1, variable 2, variable 3 and Auto DVI.
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AV1/AV2/DVD/AMP switch
Sets the remote to operate other devices in your home theater. To operate
other home theater devices, you may need to first set up the remote control
(see page 40).
POWER
TV
SAT
FUNCTION
TV
SAT
PIC MODE
TV/VIDEO
ENTER
FLIP OPEN
FAVORITE
GUIDE
INFO
MENU
VOL
CH
FREEZE
PREV CH
E XIT
SIGNAL
WIDE
22
HELP
CODE SET
CC
21
MODE
23
RM-Y822
INSIDE PANEL
MUTING SLEEP
POWER
TV
SAT
POWER
25
24
30
REC
DVD MENU
28
ENTER
FORMAT
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26
27
29
FAVORITE
AMP
VOL
4-3. Programming the Remote Control
The RM-Y822 remote control is a universal remote control that can be programmed to control
most TV, VCR, DVD and Amp models of the brands that appear on section 4-4.
1. Find the code(s) for the brand of the device you want to operate with this remote
control.
You can find these codes on section 4-4.
2. Press the CODE SET button.
The function indicator begins flashing. If you are setting codes for more than one VCR type,
move the device switch to either the AV1 or AV2 position.
3. Press the 0-9 buttons to input the brand code, then press the ENTER button.
The function indicator goes off, and the remote is set up to operate that device.
4. 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 brand code in step 3.
NOTE
See section 8-24 for instructions on selecting
IR or RF type control.
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4. FRONT PANEL AND REMOTE CONTROL
4-4. Remote Control Codes for Other Components
TV Codes
VCR Codes
Manufacturer
Code
Manufacturer
Code
Sony
101
Sony
301, 302. 303
Admiral (M. Wards)
102, 114, 109
Aiwa
338
ABC
112
Audio Dynamics
314, 347
Bell & Howell (M. Wards)
114, 109, 138
Bell & Howell (M. Wards)
330, 343
Broksonic
103, 112
Broksonic
317, 319
Craig
122, 123, 120, 121
Canon
309, 308
Croslex
111
Citizen
332
Curtis Mathis
103, 119, 123
Curtis Mathis
304, 338, 309
Daewoo
135, 136, 103
Daewoo
341, 312, 309
Daytron
116 143
DBX
314, 336, 337
Dynasty
113
Dimensia
304
Emerson
122, 113, 120, 121, 123, 103, 115
Emerson
319, 320, 316, 317, 318, 341
Fisher
125
Fisher
330, 334, 335, 333
General Electric
102, 118, 103, 107
Funai
338
Goldstar
103, 113, 112, 130
General Electric
329, 304, 309
Hitachi
131, 113, 103, 132
Go Video
322, 339, 340
JCPenny
103, 102, 130, 107
Goldstar
332
JVC
128, 129
Hitachi
306, 304, 305, 338
KTV
133, 113, 103, 123, 134
HQ
315
Loewe
111
Instant Replay
309, 308
LXI (Sears)
102, 103, 111, 125, 119, 112
JCPenny
309, 305, 304, 330, 314, 336, 337
Magnavox
111, 112, 113, 107
JVC
314, 336, 337
Mitsubishi/MGA
124, 103, 112
Kenwood
314, 336, 332, 337
NEC
103, 112
LXI (Sears)
323, 305, 333, 334, 330, 335, 338
Panasonic
118, 116, 117, 107
Magnavox
310, 308, 309
Philco
111, 118, 109
Marantz
314, 336, 337
Philips
111
Marta
332
Pilot
103
Memorex
309, 335
Pioneer
137, 118, 119
Minolta
305, 304
Portland
103, 108
Minolta
305, 304
Quasar
110, 107
Mitsubishi/MGA
323, 324, 325, 326
Radio Shack
102, 112, 124, 123
Multitech
325, 338, 321
RCA/Proscan
102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108
NEC
314, 336, 337
Samsung
126, 112, 113, 103
Olympic
309, 308
Sanyo
125
Optimus
327
Scott
123, 112
Panasonic
308, 309, 306, 307
Sharp
114, 113, 115
Pentax
305, 304
Singnature 2000 (M. Wards)
114, 109
Philco
308, 309
Sylvania
111, 112, 108
Philips
310, 308, 309
Symphonic
123, 139
Pioneer
308
Technika
109
Quasar
306, 308, 309
Toshiba
119, 114
RCAProscan
309, 305, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313
Vidtech
131, 103, 112
Wards
113, 103, 115, 112
Zenith
108, 110
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4-4. Remote Control Codes for Other Components
VCR Codes (Continued)
AMP (Amplfier) Codes
Manufacturer
Code
Manufacturer
Code
Realistic
309, 330, 328, 324, 338
Sony
501, 521
Sansui
314
Aiwa
524
Singer
315
Bose
522, 523, 524
Samsung
322, 313, 321
B&K
525, 526
Sanyo
330, 335
Carver
519, 538
Scott
312, 313, 321, 335, 323, 324, 325, 326
Denon
516, 517, 518, 527, 528, 529
Sharp
327, 325, 328
Fosgate
532
Shintom
315
Haitai
504
Signature 2000 (M. Wards)
336, 327
Harmon Kardon
519, 530, 531, 532
Sylvania
310, 308, 309, 338
JVC
506, 507, 508, 533
Symphonic
338
Kenwood
504, 505, 534, 535, 536
Tashiro
332
Magnavox
537, 538, 542
Tatung
314, 336, 337
Marantz
537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542
Teac
314, 336, 338, 337
McIntosh
520
Technics
309, 308
NAD
539
Teknika
338, 342
Nakamichi
543, 544, 545
Toshiba
312, 311
Onkyo
512, 513, 546, 547, 548
Wards
327, 328, 335, 331, 332
Panasonic
549, 550, 551, 552
Yamaha
330, 314, 336, 336, 337
Pioneer
502, 503, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558
Zenith
331
Sansui
538
DVD Codes
Manufacturer
Code
Sony
601, 617, 621
JVC
606
Magnavox
603, 607, 608
Panasonic
604, 609, 610
Philips
603, 607, 611, 612
Pioneer
605, 613, 614
RCA
602
Samsung
615, 616
Toshiba
603, 618
Zenith
619, 620
Sharp
534
Technics
509, 510, 511
Yamaha
514, 515, 559, 560, 561
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5. INITIAL SETUP
IMPORTANT: Check your TV owner’s manual for the prefered or required video format. The
appropriate format should be set using the FORMAT button on the front panel of the
DIRECTV® HD Receiver. If the correct format is not selected, the on-screen display and video
may not appear correctly or may not appear at all. If an image does not appear, check the
Format setting (see section 2-3).
When you turn on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver for the first time, you will be asked if you want
to set up DIRECTV® programming.
If you have chosen to subscribe to DIRECTV programming (or service), you should initialize
the system according to section 8-7.
If you do not have a dish, you should select “NO”. This means you can receive only off-air
and cable broadcasts (analog & digital).
Although this setup process will be displayed only once, you can change your selection at
any time in the future using the DIRECTV Initial setup menu.
If you have chosen to subscribe to DIRECTV service, you should contact DIRECTV at 1-800DIRECTV (or 1-800-347-3288) and order programming.
When you order programming, you need to know your access card number. To get this number, press MENU on the remote control, then select SYSTEM on the Menu. Select System
Test on the screen, and you will see the Access Card Identifier. Another way to find the number is by taking out the access card and referring to the number written on it.
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6. BASIC OPERATION
6-1. Viewing the Channel Banner
The Channel Banner appears whenever you tune to a new channel or press the INFO button on
the remote control while viewing a program. It displays channel and program information in the
banner shown at the top of the screen. To remove the banner, press INFO again, EXIT or wait
for 10 seconds.
The icons in the Channel Banner represent the status or availability of important features. The
icons will be highlighted when the feature is active or available, as provided by the broadcaster and service provider. The information available on the Channel Banner is described below.
Program Description
Input Source
Rating
Channel Number
Channel Logo
Time (Program start and finish(duration))
Date
High-Definition
Dolby Digital
Closed Caption
Lock
Message
Alternate Audio
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6. BASIC OPERATION
6-1. Viewing the Channel Banner
Input Source Icon (DIRECTV)
Indicates from which source the current program signal is being received. The DIRECTV® HD Receiver can
receive a signal from ANT, ANT/Digital, CABLE or DIRECTV.
Lock Icon (
)
Indicates that the parental or spending limit lock system is activated (see section 8-19).
Alternate Audio ( ENGLISH /
)*
DIRECTV and digital channels sometimes provide multiple audio tracks, often in a different language. When
multiple audio tracks are available, the Alternate Audio icon changes its appearance to indicate that you can
select one of those audios by pressing “F G ” buttons.
Message Icon (
)
Indicates that your DIRECTV HD Receiver has messages from DIRECTV. The message icon will appear in the
channel banner to indicate that a new message has arrived or there are unread messages in the box.
HD Icon ( HD )*
Indicates that the current program is broadcast in the HD format.
Doby Digital® Icon (
D )*
Indicates that the currently selected audio track is Dolby Digital® audio and may contain up to 5.1 channels
depending on the broadcast.
CC Icon ( CC )*
Indicates that the current program contains the closed caption data service.
Channel Logo
Displays the logo of the current satellite channel. If a channel logo is not available, the channel name will
be displayed instead.
Channel Number
Displays the current channel number.
Start and End Time*
Displays the start time and end time of the current program.
Rating*
Displays the rating of the current program.
Date
Displays the current date and time.
Program Description*
Displays a brief description of the current program (if available).
Category*
Displays the genre of the current program.
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* Items are based on information provided by the broadcaster or service provider. Occasionally incorrect
information may be provided. For example, a service such as “HD” may be available even if the icon is not
highlighted, or a service such as “Alternate Audio” may not be available even if the Icon is highlighted.
6-2. Accessing Favorite Channels
The favorite list appears on the TV screen when you press the FAVORITE button on the remote
control. It enables you to quickly access up to 50 favorite channels that were chosen in the Edit
Channel section of the Setup menu or directly added in the Favorite guide as described below.
The favorite list consists of the channel logos or channel numbers. If the logo of a certain channel is not available, the channel number is displayed instead.
You are also able to add or delete the logo of a channel on the favorite list by pressing the
INFO button on the remote. A dialog box will ask what you want to do with the highlighted logo
area: you can replace the highlighted logo area with the current channel, or delete it.
You can easily move the highlight on the favorite list using “DEF G ” on the remote control. The
next page is accessible by using CH +/– button on the remote. You can tune to a favorite channel by pressing “ ”. Or the EXIT button on the remote will clear the favorite list and take you
back to the current channel.
Scroll Bar
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6. BASIC OPERATION
6-3. Freeze Screen
Pressing the FREEZE button freezes the current image. Pressing the FREEZE button again
enlarges the digital video image. The image can then be scanned vertically and horizontally.
Pressing the FREEZE button once again returns the image to live video.
FREEZE Mode Screen
Multi-Freeze Mode Screen
NOTE
The Multi-Freeze mode is only available for
digital channels.
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6-4. Subscription to DIRECTV® programming and ANT/CABLE-Only operation
The DIRECTV® HD Receiver is designed to receive signals from DIRECTV, ANT and/or CABLE
sources. If you are a DIRECTV customer, you can enjoy programming provided by DIRECTV.
You can also receive the analog and digital over-the-air broadcasts, with the benefit of the
Advanced Program Guide™ which is an integrated electronic program guide. The Advanced
Program Guide provides program listings and information on analog and digital channels from
over-the-air local stations as well as DIRECTV channels. You can easily navigate and tune to
hundreds of channels from various signal sources with the Advanced Program Guide.
If you don’t subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, however, the function of the DIRECTV HD
Receiver will be limited to receiving signals only from ANT and/or CABLE. You can still enjoy
HD services provided by over-the-air digital broadcast along with the conventional analog
broadcast. Without the DIRECTV service, however, no electronic program guide is available.
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7. ADVANCED PROGRAM GUIDE™
7-1. About the Advanced Program Guide™
The DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide™ contains schedule and program information for all
DIRECTV® channels. The Advanced Program Guide also provides local over-the-air channels
information including both conventional analog and digital channels, if you receive satellite service.
Helping you to find a program easily and conveniently, the Advanced Program Guide allows you
to view schedule and descriptive program information for the channels. The receiver offers 10
different channel lists: ALL, CUSTOM, FAVORITE and CATEGORY (MOVIES, SPORTS, SPECIALS,
SERIES, NEWS, MY CATEGORY 1 and MY CATEGORY 2). You may edit the CUSTOM and
FAVORITE channel lists to customize and design your favorite channels, respectively. In addition,
you can easily find specific programs by using the CATEGORY search of KEYWORD search functions. An explanation of each channel list is described in Section 7-2.
You can bring up or exit the Advanced Program Guide in several ways.
To bring up the Advanced Program Guide:
- Press the GUIDE button on your remote control.
or
- Press the MENU button on the remote control and select the DIRECTV menu. Several options
will appear. Choose the Guide option (MENU ➝ DIRECTV ➝ Guide).
To exit the Advanced Program Guide:
- Press the EXIT button to return to the last channel you were tuned to.
or
- When any currently broadcasted program is highlighted, pressing “ ” will make the guide
screen disappear and tune to that channel.
In the Advanced Program Guide, you can also show or hide Guide menu.
To show or hide Guide menu:
- Press the GUIDE button on your remote control in the Advanced Program Guide. The panels on
the left disappear and you can see the Guide menu. The first press shows the Guide menu at
the far left. Pressing the button a second time makes the Guide menu disappear.
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7-2. Layout of the Advanced Program Guide™ Screen
The on-screen guide maintains ten different channel lists, each of which shows you only those channels
and programs that belong to that channel list. The meaning and generation of each channel list is
described below
Note: When viewing the Program Guide, press the GUIDE button on the remote control to view the items
below in the Guide menu (see section 7-1).
ALL
As the default guide type when pressing the GUIDE button, the ALL category shows program listings for
all channels to which you may subscribe. The guide shows DIRECTV® channels that your dish antenna can
receive, and over-the-air channels that you have selected to add into the channel list during the initial
setup procedure. Program details for non-satellite channels may not be available depending on the satellite service provider.
CUSTOM
Shows the program listings that belong to the CUSTOM channel list. You can customize the CUSTOM
channel list by hiding channels from the ALL channel list that you do not wish to view (see section 8-8).
FAVORITE ( )
Shows program listings only for those channels in the FAVORITE channel list. You can generate a
FAVORITE channel list, which is a short list of channels you tune to most frequently, by setting a favorite
icon to the channels from the menu sequence MENU ➝ SETUP ➝ Favorite/Ch. Edit (see section 8-8).
CATEGORY (MOVIES/SPORTS/SPECIALS/SERIES/NEWS)
Lists only Movies/Sports/Specials/Series/News programs from channels in the All channel list. The
DIRECTV® HD Receiver generates the list automatically based on the category information for programs appearing within the next few hours in the Advanced Program Guide™.
MY CATEGORY 1/ MY CATEGORY 2
Shows only user-defined programs. You can edit MY CATEGORY 1, MY CATEGORY 2 list from the
menu sequence GUIDE ➝ MY CATEGORY ➝ EDIT (see section 7-8).
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7-2. Layout of the Advanced Program Guide™ Screen
The guide screen also provides two search menus:
CATEGORY
Searches for programs that belong to a given category. The DIRECTV HD Receiver first
shows you currently applicable categories and allows you to search for programs in that
category (see section 7-8).
KEYWORD
Searches for programs that have or are related to a specific keyword. You can choose a
keyword for program titles or credit titles (for example, actor/actress, director, writer,
awards, etc.) (see section 7-9).
When accessing an on-screen guide, you will always return to the guide menu, one of
the ten channel lists or one of the two search menus, that you have previously viewed.
NOTE
After first installing satellite service, it may take several
hours before all program information is fully available in
the Advanced Program Guide™.
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7-3. Moving through the Advanced Program Guide™
The Advanced Program Guide™ is operated based on a simple and straightforward “Highlight
and Select” process.
1. Use “DEF G ” on your remote control to navigate the guide screen.
2. Press “ ” to select or execute the highlighted menu or function.
The on-screen guide shows you program listings for six channels within an one and one half
hour time slot. For example: 6:00-7:30. In order to view a list of future programs or other channels, you may continuously press “DEF G ” to scroll horizontally or vertically. This may take a
while to reach a specific channel or program, if the channel or program is listed far from the
currently highlighted program. The Advanced Program Guide thus offers you shortcuts to minimize your effort in navigating channels and time slots.
Line Scrolling
You can reach other time slots or channels that are currently hidden from the screen using the
arrow buttons “DEF G ”. Move horizontally to reach other time slots and move vertically to
reach other channels.
Page Scrolling
You can move through channels faster by scrolling page by page with the CH +/– buttons on the
remote control. Each button stroke scrolls one page up or down.
Date Scrolling
Pressing the CC button on the remote control to jump to the Date Change Box. Alternatively,
you can move the highlight to the Date Change Box and change the date to jump to the time slot
of that day. Pressing “F F ” button will show you a previous 6 hours guide.
NOTE
Press the GUIDE button to return immediately to the
guide menus, the left-most column of the guide
screen. This is very useful when the highlight is
located far from the current time and you want to
return to the guide menus.
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7-3. Moving through the Advanced Program Guide™
Direct Jumping
You can quickly jump to a page that contains a specific channel by directly entering a channel
number using the digit buttons “0~9” on the remote control.
Pressing “ ” following the digit button strokes will move to the channel immediately.
Picture In Guide view
You can preview the highlighted channel in the Picture In Guide at left-top window.
You can also quickly jump to a Picture In Guide window by pressing PREV CH button on remote
control. The press moves the highlight to the Picture In Guide at the left-top. Pressing ‘CH +/-’
button take you to another TV channel. Pressing the ‘ ’ button take you to TV viewing.
NOTE
Press the GUIDE button to return immediately to the
guide menus, the left-most column of the guide
screen. This is very useful when the highlight is
located far from the current time and you want to
return to the guide menus.
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7-4. Selecting a Program
The top region of the guide screen displays the schedule and program information of the currently highlighted program. You can also see other detailed information about the program by
pressing the INFO button.
When you select the highlighted program by pressing “ ”, what happens or appears next
depends on whether the highlighted program is currently on-air or scheduled in the future, and
whether or not it is a pay per view program.
Current Program / non Pay Per View
If the selected program is a current free-of-charge program, you will directly tune to the program.
Current Program / DIRECTV® Pay Per View
If the selected program is a current pay per view program, you will be asked if you want to purchase this program.
Future Program / non Pay Per View
If the selected program is scheduled in the future and is not a PPV, you will be offered a dialog
box that enables you to reserve this program for watching. If you select Timer option in the Guide
menu, this program is put on the Timer/Record List and you will be reminded by a message at the
topleft corner of the screen 10 seconds before its airing time.
Future Program / DIRECTV® Pay Per View
If the selected program is a pay per view program scheduled in the future, you will also be asked
if you want to purchase this program. Once you confirm the purchase, this program is put on the
Purchase list. You can view the Purchase list from the menu sequence Menu ➝ DIRECTV ➝
Purchase List and cancel any purchase on the list anytime before its airing time.
A continuous connection to a land-based phone line is required to perform this function with your
remote control.
(Note: Pay per view programs can only be purchased within 24 hours of the program times.)
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7-5. Getting More Program Information
Pressing the INFO button will display available additional information about the highlighted program.
Depending on the broadcaster and service provider, information may include actor and role relationships,
original material, production studio, the date on which the program was first shown, and so on.
To display program details:
1. Move the highlight to a desired program using “DEFG” on the remote control.
2. Press the INFO button on the remote control to display the available additional information.
3. To move the highlight to the left menu bar, press “F ” on remote control. And to return to the additional information box, press “G ”.
4. To view this TV program, move the highlight to the left menu bar, move the highlight to the “View” menu, located on the left side of the additional information box, and press “ ”.
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5. If you want to check any other broadcasting schedules for this same program, move the highlight to the
“Showings” menu, located on the left side of the additional information box, and press “ ”.
6. To return to the previous guide screen, Move the highlight to the “Back” menu, located on the left side of the
additional information box, and press “ ”.
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7-6. Setting a Timer/Record Event for Future Viewing
If you want to view a program scheduled in the future, you can put that program on the Timer/Record
List so that program will be automatically tuned.
A timer event will automatically tune to the selected channel at the selected time. A Record event will
also turn on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver if it is turned off and will automatically control your VCR to
record the program if the VCR Controller is correctly set up (see sections 3-6 and 8-23).
Timer/Record Events may also be manually set through the menu (see section 8-5).
To schedule a future viewing :
1. Move the highlight to a future program you want to watch using “DEF G ” on the remote control.
2. Press the “ ” button on the remote control to display the available additional information.
3. Pressing “F ” will move the highlight to the “Timer” menu, located on the left side of the additional
information box, and press “ ”.
4. A dialog box will appear for your review.
5. Move the highlight to the “OK” option in the dialog box and press “ ” to confirm.
NOTE
A reminder message will appear at the top-left
corner of the screen 10 seconds before the
reserved program actually starts. The receiver
will automatically tune to the program if you do
not cancel it.
Pay per view programs can only be purchased
within 24 hours of the program times.
6. The program name will be preceded by the Timer mark. If you want to cancel any reservation, execute
the menu sequence MENU ➝ DIRECTV ➝ Timer/Record List and press “ ” when the highlight is
on the reservation.
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7-7. Purchasing DIRECTV® Pay Per View Programs
If you subscribe to DIRECTV® programming, you may preview pay per view movies on channel 200,
the DIRECTV promo channel, to determine if you would like to purchase them.
To purchase Pay Per View (PPV) programs:
1. From the program guide, press INFO button to see the detail information of selected program.
If this program is a pay per view program, “PURCHASE” menu will be appear at left-menu.
Selecting the “PURCHASE” menu will show you the dialog box.
2. Move the highlight to the right to “Buy” in the dialog box and press “ ”.
Another pop-up box will be displayed to verify your purchase.
(A continuous connection to a land based phone line is required to order PPV with your remote
control.)
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7-8. Searching for Programs by Category
You can search for specific programs by their categories. The category information of each program is provided
by the Advanced Program Guide™ so that you can choose one of them to search for matching programs. You can
also set a search range to One Day or One Week. In the search result, one program may have multiple showings
in different channels and/or in different time slots.
Note : You can also specify an user-defined category using “MY CATEGORY”.
To search programs by Category :
1. While viewing the Program Guide, press the GUIDE button on the remote control to view the Guide menu.
2. Highlight the SEARCH in the guide menu. Pressing “ ” will show search sub-menu. Select Category sub-menu and
press “ ”. The Category Search screen consist of two columns: the first column from the left shows the category
names, and the right column lists programs resulting from a category search.
3. Move the highlight to the category column. If a category has sub-category, the arrow (G ) mark will be displayed at
the left side. Pressing “ “ will move to the sub-category list. When the highlight is on the selected category name,
pressing “ “ will move the highlight to ‘Search’ button. Pressing “ ” again will start the searching process.
4. The program resulting from the search will be listed in the right column. The highlight goes to the top program on the
list and its program information will be displayed at the top region of the guide screen. You can see program information on each program by moving the highlight using “DE”.
5. In the result column, pressing “D” will move the highlight to the top-most tab. You can select one of tab menus
(Program, Channel and Adver. tab ). Selecting Program tab will show searched programs, selecting Channel tab will
show searched Channels and selection Adver. tab will show searched Advertisements.
(Note : If the result list is too big and it is difficult to navigate the list, press FAVORITE button on the remote control.
It will show the ‘Quick Jump’ pop-up box, and is easy to move to some location of the total list.)
6. If you choose a program and press “ ”, the detailed information screen will be displayed.
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7-8. Searching for Programs by Category
When you search for programs by category, you can also use the user-defined “MY CATEGORY” feature. You may
specify two user-defined categories. One is the “MY CATEGORY1” and the other is the “MY CATEGORY2”. These
categories can also be modified in the EDIT menu (in the guide menu → My CATEGORY → EDIT).
Note : You can also specify an user-defined category using “MY CATEGORY”.
To search programs by MY CATEGORY :
1. While viewing the Program Guide, press the GUIDE button on the remote control to view the Guide menu.
2. Highlight the MY CATEGORY in the guide menu. Pressing “ ” will show search sub-menu. Select EDIT sub-menu
and press “ ”. The My Category Edit screen consist of two columns: the first column from the left shows the category names, and the right column shows the selected category name.
3. Select the MY CATEGORY1 or MY CATEGORY2 using “FG”. And move the highlight to the category column. If a category has sub-category, the arrow (G) mark will be displayed at the left side. Pressing “ ” will move to the sub-category list. When the highlight is on the selected category name, pressing “ ” will move the highlight to ‘Save’ button. Pressing “ ” again will modify the “MY CATEGORY1” or the “MY CATEGORY2”.
4. If you select the “MY CATEGORY1” or the “MY CATEGORY2”, the guide screen will list only user-defined programs in
the All channel list.
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7-9. Searching for Programs by Keyword
You can also search for programs by keywords which can be found in program titles or credit titles such
as actor/actress name, director name, etc.
To search programs by keyword:
1. While viewing the Program Guide, press the GUIDE button on the remote control to view the Guide menu.
2. Highlight the SEARCH in the guide menu. Pressing “ ” will show the search sub-menu. Select the
“Keyword” sub-menu and press “ ”. The Keyword Search screen consists of two columns: the first column from the left is the key input box, and the right column lists programs resulting from a keyword search.
3. Enter a word using the on-screen keyboard. Highlight a letter first and press “ ” to type it in.
4. While entering a word, the ‘Candidate’ pop-up box will show eight candidate keywords. Press 0-9 button on the remote control to enter a word quickly.
5. When a word is completed or even when only a partial word is typed in, you may move the highlight
to the Search button with “G ”. And press “ ” to begin searching.
6. The programs resulting from the search will be listed in the right column. Program information will be
displayed at the top region of the guide screen. You can see program information on each program by
moving the highlight using “DE”.
7. In the result column, pressing “D” will move the highlight to the top-most tab. You can select one of tab
menus (Program, Channel and Adver. tab ). Selecting Program tab will show searched programs, selecting
Channel tab will show searched Channels and selecting Adver. tab will show searched Advertisements.
8. If you choose a program and press “ ”, the detail information screen will be displayed.
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8-1. Accessing the On-screen Menu
In the menu system, there are several ways to customize the settings provided. To navigate the
menu levels, you will see “ ” or “G ” on the right side of the menu label to help you go to the
next level.
To bring up and exit the Menu:
Press the MENU button on the remote control to bring up the menu. A second press of the
MENU button or a press of the EXIT button will take you back to TV viewing.
To go to the next level:
Press “ ” or “G ” on the remote control.
To go back to the previous level:
Press “F ” or MENU button on the remote control.
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8-2. The Structure of the On-Screen Menu
DIRECTV
Guide
Purchase List
Messages
Timer/Record
Timer/Record List
Initial Setup
SETUP
Auto Program
Manual Ch. Add
Favorite/Ch. Edit
Clock
Out to TV
Hook-up Help
AUDIO
Digital Output
Audio Mode
Audio Language
Dolby Digital
PREFERENCE
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Wide Mode
DTV Caption
DTV Caption Style
Closed Caption
Advanced
Auto Demo
LOCK
Lock System
Block Channel
Movie Rating
TV Rating – Children
TV Rating – General
Spending Limit
SYSTEM
System Info
System Test
Replace Card
VCR Control Setup
Remote Control
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Purchase List
Shows a history of recently purchased programs and displays upcoming DIRECTV® Pay Per View purchases.
Upcoming DIRECTV® Pay Per View purchases can be canceled. You may do this by selecting the program. A pop-up screen will ask you if you want to cancel the program.
If you select a past DIRECTV® Pay Per View purchase, you can see each charge of the PPV programs
you purchased and viewed.
To review programs in the Purchase List:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Select the DIRECTV® menu by pressing “
”on the remote control.
3. Scroll down to the Purchase List using “E”.
4. Move the highlight to the right with “ G ” to scroll the purchase list.
5. Press “F ” to return to the previous level or press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV
viewing.
NOTE
CAM: Conditional Access Module, usually referred to as the access
card. A removable, electronic subassembly provides conditional
access control of the subscriber terminal.
CAM Slot No: The CAM slot number indicates which slot the purchase
occupied. A satellite service provider customer service representative
may use these slot numbers to help resolve billing issues.
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8-4. Checking the Messages
Allows you to view the messages that are sent from DIRECTV. For example, you may receive a message requesting your attention to a new service or special program offering.
To check the Messages:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Select the DIRECTV® menu by pressing “ ” on the remote control.
3. Scroll down to the Messages menu using “E”.
4. Move the highlight to the right with “G” to select a mail item from the list.
5. Press “ ” and the full text of the mail will be displayed in the pop-up dialogue box.
6. Select “Delete” on the pop-up box if you want to delete it.
7. Press “F” to return to the previous level or press the EXIT button on the remote control if you want to
return to TV viewing.
NOTE
The Message icon will be displayed in the
Channel Banner only when at least one
unread message is in the mail list.
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8-5. Setting a Timer/Record Event
Allows you to set up a timer or record event manually. You can see the event list in the
Timer/Record List menu (DIRECTV ➝ Timer/Record List). You can also set a one time
Timer/Record event in the Guide (see section 7-6).
A Timer event will automatically tune to the selected channel at the selected time. A
Record event will also turn on the DIRECTV® HD Receiver if it is turned off and will automatically control your VCR to record the program if the VCR Controller is correctly set up
(see sections 3-6 and 8-23).
To add a program to the Timer/Record List
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Select the DIRECTV® menu by pressing “
” on the remote control.
3. Scroll down to the Timer/Record menu using “E”.
4. Press “G ” or “
”. The pop-up dialogue box will be displayed.
5. Select a Type option, either Timer or Record.
Then select a Channel, Date, Time, Duration and Repeat options.
6. Pressing “
” will show the confirm dialogue box. Press “
” again.
7. After adding a program, you can check the new item in the Timer/Record List (see next page
‘8-6. Modifying a Timer/Record Event’. )
8. Press MENU button to return to the previous level or press the EXIT button on the remote
control if you want to return to TV viewing.
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8-6. Modifying a Timer/Record Event
The Timer/Record List shows the programs you have reserved in the Guide menu or in
the Timer/Record menu. You may cancel any program in the list by selecting the program. You may also modify any event in the list that was created in the Timer/Event
menu.
To modify or delete a program in the Timer/Record List:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Select the DIRECTV® menu by pressing “
”on the remote control.
3. Scroll down to Timer/Record List using “E”.
4. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to select a program from the list.
5. Press “
” and the pop-up dialogue box will be displayed.
6. Select “Delete” in the pop-up box if you want to cancel, then the highlight will return to the
list.
Or
Select “Modify” in the pop-up box if you want to modify type, channel, date, time, duration
and repeat options. The Timer/Record dialogue will appear for modification.
(Note : If the program was reserved in the Guide menu, “Modify” can not be selected.)
7. Press “F ” to return to the previous level or press the EXIT button on the remote control if
you want to return to TV viewing.
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8-7. Initializing the System
About Initial Setup
The DIRECTV® HD Receiver is capable of receiving three types of signals; ANT, CABLE and
DIRECTV® programming (if you are a DIRECTV customer). Initial Setup lets you initialize your
system to function properly with your dish antenna.
Setup Wizard
Will provide a guided sequence from dish selection (step1) to channel setup (step 5).
Step 1. Dish Setup
As a first step, you should select one of three dish setup modes ( Manual Selection / Auto
Detection /No Dish ).
Manual Selection allows you to select the correct dish type among three different types available; Round Dish for Satellite Network A only, Oval Dish for Satellite Networks A and B, or
Oval Dish for Satellite Networks A, B, and C. For advice on selecting a dish that will provide
the services that you desire, contact DIRECTV (1-800-DIRECTV) or your local DIRECTV retail
expert. If you already have a dish, refer to its user’s guide to determine its type. To receive all
available HD programming, you should install and select the Oval dish type (Oval dish (Sat A,
B, C)).
The Auto Detection feature will help you select your dish if you are unsure of your dish type.
If you are not a DIRECTV customer and want to view programming only from Antenna/Cable,
then select the No Dish Mode.
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To Select your dish type in Manual Selection:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Select the DIRECTV® menu by pressing “
” on the remote control.
3. Scroll down to Initial Setup using “E”.
4. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to choose Setup Wizard.
5. Select the Manual Selection option and press “
”.
6. In the Manual Selection screen, select your dish type using “D”,”E”.
7. Press “
” to move to the next step of the initial setup.
Step 2. Dish Positioning
Your Location provides the coordinates of elevation, azimuth, and tilt based upon your ZIP
code. Elevation is the up/down angle of the dish. Azimuth is the side-to-side direction, while
tilt is the circular rotation of the dish itself around the pointing axis. Full instructions for the
installation of your dish are provided with your satellite dish antenna.
To enter your location:
1. Enter your ZIP code using the digit buttons on the remote control.
2. Press “ ” to show the elevation, azimuth and tilt.
Point your dish properly with the azimuth, elevation and tilt values given.
3. Press “
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” to move to the next step of the initial setup.
8-7. Initializing the System
Step 3. Signal Strength
Depending on the Dish Type you have selected, the Signal Strength menu shows you up to
three signal strength bars for Satellite Networks A, B, and C, in order to help you adjust the
dish to the correct position with the elevation, azimuth, and tilt values obtained from the Your
Location menu. While the maximum signal strength is 100, there will be no apparent difference in picture quality between signal strengths of 60 to 85. The higher the signal, the less
likely you are to experience picture quality degradation during adverse weather conditions
such as heavy rain or snow.
A transponder is a receiver/transmitter on the satellite. It receives signals from DIRECTV and
retransmits them to your dish. The DIRECTV® HD Receiver is capable of displaying the signal
strength of most transponders by using the following method.
To see the signal strength:
1. Move the highlight to select the desired satellite using “F
G ”.
2. Set an each transponder using “D E”
3. Press “
” to move to the next step of the initial setup.
NOTE
Depending on your location in the
United States, certain transponders
may not be available. It is normal for
the signal strength level of a few
transponders to be at zero.
NOTE
If you have selected an Oval Dish and
SAT B and/or SAT C do not display a
signal strength on any transponder, recheck your dish installation or perform
Step 1: Dish Setup again.
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8-7. Initializing the System
Step 4. Add Local Network
Adds program information for channels available over the air (terrestrial) in a selected local area as
defined by the satellite service provider. You can select two distinct areas by ZIP code to view the
channels being broadcast from both areas. This is useful if you live between two major broadcast centers and are capable of receiving signals from both. After this Channel Setup process, the channel list
of over the air stations will be added to the guide.
To Add Local Network:
1. If you want to add over the air digital and analog channels to your guide, select “YES”.
Note: If you select “NO”, you don’t need to do the following process.
2. Press “ ” if your ZIP code is correct for the primary local channels. The channel search progress will be
shown.
3. If the ZIP code is missing or incorrect, select the ZIP code for your city using “E”and pressing “
”.
4. If you want to add secondary local channels from another area, enter a secondary ZIP code using the digit
buttons on the remote control and press “ ”.
5. Repeat steps 2 to 4.
6. Press “
” to move to the next step of the initial setup.
7. Press “F ” to return to the previous level or press the EXIT button on the remote control if you want to
return to TV viewing.
Note : The Add Local Network feature only adds station and program information to the guide. Depending on
your location, such stations may be received by connecting an antenna to the ANT IN jack (see section 3-4).
If off-air digital and analog channel data is selected “YES”, then some local analog (NTSC) and digital
(ATSC) channels may appear in the GUIDE for which reception may be poor or not viewable. To hide these
channels, refer to section 8-8 Managing Channels and section 7-2 Advanced Program Guide™.
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Step 5. Create Channel list
The Setup wizard will show the summary screen of the setup sequence.
The next page will create the channel list automatically.
After the Setup Wizard process is completed, press the “
finish the Initial Setup.
” button on the remote control to
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Dish Setup Status
Shows the dish type and up to two distinct areas by ZIP code.
To see the dish setup status:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Select the DIRECTV® menu by pressing “
” on the remote control.
3. Scroll down to the Initial Setup menu using “E”.
4. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to select Dish Setup Status.
5. Move the highlight to Dish Setup Status and press “
displayed.
6. Press “F ” to return to the previous menu.
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”. The Dish Information dialogue box will be
8-7. Initializing the System
Dish Positioning
Provides the coordinates of elevation, azimuth, and tilt based upon your ZIP code. Elevation is
the up/down angle of the dish. Azimuth is the side-to-side direction, while tilt is the circular
rotation of the dish itself around the pointing axis. Full instructions for the installation of your
dish are provided with your satellite dish antenna.
To enter your location:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Select the DIRECTV® menu by pressing “
” on the remote control.
3. Scroll down to Initial Setup using “E”.
4. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to select Dish Positioning.
5. Move the highlight to Dish Position and press “
played.
”. The positioning dialogue box will be dis-
6. Enter your ZIP code using the digit buttons on the remote control.
7. Press “ ” to show the elevation, azimuth and tilt.
Point your dish properly with the azimuth, elevation and tilt values given.
8. Press “F ” to return to the previous menu.
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Signal Strength
Depending on the Dish Type that is selected, the Signal Strength menu shows you up to three signal strength bars for Satellite Networks A, B, and C, in order to help you adjust the dish to the correct position with the elevation, azimuth, and tilt values obtained from the Your Location menu.
While the maximum signal strength is 100, there will be no apparent difference in picture quality
between signal strengths of 60 to 85. The higher the signal, the less likely you are to experience
picture quality degradation during adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain or snow.
A transponder is a receiver/transmitter on the satellite. It receives signals from DIRECTV and
retransmits them to your dish. The DIRECTV® HD Receiver is capable of displaying the signal
strength of most transponders by using the following method.
To see the signal strength:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Select the DIRECTV® menu by pressing “
” on the remote control.
3. Scroll down to Initial Setup menu using “E”.
4. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to select Signal Strength.
5. When the highlight is on the Signal Strength, press “
displayed.
”. The signal strength dialogue box will be
6. Move the highlight to select the desired transponder and satellite.
7. Press “F ” to return to previous menu.
NOTE
Depending on your location in the United States, certain transponders may not be available. It is normal for the signal strength level of
a few transponders to be at zero.
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8-8. Managing Channels
Auto Program (Channel Search)
Automatically finds all channels (both analog and digital) available through the antenna and
cable inputs, and stores all the active channels in the channel list. Inactive or weak channels
may not appear in the list. In that case, add missing channels manually in the Manual Ch. Add
menu. The channel list created here can be seen in the Favorite/Ch. Edit menu.
To scan the channels with the antenna:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Setup menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Auto Program will be automatically highlighted.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to display the channel find box.
6. Select “Start” button and press “ ” and the moving yellow bar will indicate the progress scanning the channels. When the scanning process begins, “Start” will change to “Next”. If you press
“Next”, the scanning of the current signal source will be ignored and the scanning of the next signal source will proceed.
7. When the scanning is completed, the scanned result will be displayed.
8. Press the EXIT button on the remote control if you want to return to TV viewing.
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8-8. Managing Channels
Manual Ch. Add
Manually adds a channel to your channel list without rescanning all the channels again.
Auto Program may not pick up every channel that is available on Air and Cable. Therefore, it
may be necessary for you to add channels manually using this feature.
Note :The Manual Channel Add feature is not available in ANT/CABLE mode. Use the Auto
Program and Favorite/Ch Edit menus to add channels in the ANT/CABLE mode.
To add the channels missed in your channel list:
1. Press the MENU button on the remote control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Setup menu by pressing “
”.
4. Scroll down to Manual Ch. Add using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to display the channel add box.
6. Enter the channel number desired using the digit buttons on the remote control.
7. Press “ ” and the pop-up box of the result will be displayed.
8. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
Note : Over-the-air local digital channels (ATSC) may have different channel assignments
than their analog (NTSC) broadcast counterparts.
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Favorite/Ch. Edit
The default channel list is made in the Auto Program menu. Favorite/Ch. Edit allows you to create two other
types of channel lists; custom list and favorite list. A custom list can be created by toggling each channel
on or off with “ ”. Once a channel is highlighted, you will be able to see whether the channel is currently shown or hidden by referring to the small window at the top-left corner of the screen.
To create your own favorite list, with up to 50 favorite channels, press the FAVORITE button on the remote
control when a channel is highlighted.
To edit the channel list:
1. Press the MENU button on the remote control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Setup menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Favorite/Ch. Edit using “E “.
5. Press “ G” to display the channel editing screen.
To create a custom list:
1. Use “DEFG” to move the highlight on the channel editing menu.
2. Choose “Shown” or “Hidden” by pressing “ ”.
The screen shown at the top left will indicate if the highlighted channel is shown or hidden.
To create a favorite list:
1. Use “DEFG” to move the highlight on the channel editing menu.
2. Choose “Favorite” or “No Favorite” using the FAVORITE button on the remote control.
6. Press the MENU button to return to the previous screen or press the EXIT button on the remote control to
return to TV viewing.
NOTE
Use the “Show All” button to show all the channels.
Use the “Hide All” button to hide all the channels.
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8-9. Setting the Clock
Clock (Auto)
Enables adjustment of the time zone and activation of daylight savings time. Normally, your
clock is set using signals transmitted by DIRECTV.
To set auto clock:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Setup menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Clock using “E ”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Select your time zone by pressing “G ” continuously.
7. Scroll down to Daylight Saving and press “G ” to switch daylight saving on or off.
8. If you want to reset the clock, scroll up again to “Auto Set” and press “ ”.
9. Press the MENU button to return to the previous menu or Press the EXIT button on the remote
control to return to TV viewing.
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8-9. Setting the Clock
Clock (Manual)
Enables you to set the time manually in the ANT/CABLE Only Operation.
To set manual clock:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Setup menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Clock using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Use “DE ” to move the highlight in the entry boxes.
7. Enter the number by using the digit buttons on the remote control.
8. Press “F ” to return to the previous screen or
press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-10. Setting Default Signal Out
Output Channel
If you use the OUT TO TV jack, select channel 3 or 4 to send RF signal from your DIRECTV®
HD Receiver to your TV. Your TV must be tuned to the selected channel to display the picture.
Loop Through
A signal from CABLE IN or ANT IN jacks is passed through to the OUT TO TV jack when
your HD receiver is in the standby (power off) mode.
To set Out to TV settings of the DIRECTV HD Receiver:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Setup menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Out To TV using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G”.
6. Select your output channel to Channel 3 or Channel 4 by pressing “F
Select your default signal source to Antenna or Cable by pressing “F
G ”.
G ”.
7. Press the MENU button to return to the previous menu or press the EXIT button on the
remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8.11 Hook-up Help
Graphically depicts possible ways to connect the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to your dish antenna and
other components. Since the connection that is best for you depends on the components in your system, keep in mind that an alternative connection may also be possible.
To see Hook-up Help:
1. Press the MENU button on the remote control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Setup menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Hook-up Help using “E ”.
5. Press “G ” to display the Hook-up Help diagrams.
Seven possible hook-up connections will be shown.
6. Scroll up and down the hook-up figure options shown to determine the correct connections for your system.
7. Press the MENU button to return to the previous screen or press the EXIT button
on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-12. Setting the Audio
Digital Output
If you are using an external audio system that supports Dolby Digital® audio, select Dolby
Digital audio mode. If you are using an external audio system that has a PCM only decoder,
select PCM (Digital). If you are not using an external audio system, select OFF.
Do not select the Dolby Digital setting if connecting to an audio system that is not capable of decoding Dolby Digital audio. Doing so may cause the audio receiver to create
high-pitched noise that could potentially cause harm to audio equipment.
To set the digital audio mode:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Audio menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Digital Output will be automatically highlighted.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Select one of the three options and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-12. Setting the Audio
PCM (Digital)
Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) decoders support L/R stereo only. If selected, audio outputs are
decoded and transmitted to the Digital Output (SPDIF) in PCM mode.
Dolby Digital® Audio
Dolby Digital® audio, formerly known as Audio Coding 3rd Generation or 5.1 channel audio, is
a coding technique that provides up to five independent, full frequency response audio channels and one low frequency bass channel. Dolby Digital signals are available only when provided by the broadcaster.
NOTE
Refer to section 2-5 to see more
detailed information.
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NOTE
Please make sure that your A/V amplifier supports Dolby Digital decoding,
as not all A/V amplifiers support 5.1
decoding.
8-12. Setting the Audio
Audio Mode
Allows you to choose the default audio mode when a program is broadcasting in analog
format.
When you view a program broadcast in mono, you will hear only mono sound, even though
Stereo mode is set. When Second Audio Program “SAP” mode is set, the program’s second audio program is broadcast in mono, if provided.
To Set the Analog Audio Mode:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Audio menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Audio Mode using “E ”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Select one of the three options and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-12. Setting the Audio
Audio Language
If available, allows you to hear a program in other languages if the program is broadcast in
digital format. You may select a language while you are viewing a program by selecting an
option on the audio language box in the channel banner and pressing “DE ” repeatedly to
select the desired language.
To set the digital audio language:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Audio menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Audio Language using “E ”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Select one of the eight language options and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-12. Setting the Audio
Dolby Digital® Audio
Allows you to choose a Dolby Digital® audio mode according to which analog audio output
port you use to adjust the adequate audio level. If you connect audio line output to your TV,
select ‘Line Mode’. If you use the OUT TO TV port to connect to your TV, select ‘RF Mode’.
To set the Dolby Digital
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Audio menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Dolby Digital using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Select the Line Mode or RF Mode option and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-13. Choosing the Aspect Ratio
Allows you to choose the screen format. When you view a high-definition picture using the video
480i or 480p output format, you can choose Letterbox, Cropped or Squeezed.
When you view a standard-definition picture using the 720p or 1080i output format, you can choose
Normal, Wide, Panorama, Zoom or Cine-Zoom. When you view a high-definition picture using the
720p or 1080i output format, you can temporarily choose Standard, Expand, Shrink.
(Refer to section 2-4 Normal and Wide Format Signals.)
Choosing the screen format of your TV:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Preference menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Wide Mode will be automatically highlighted.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Select one of the options and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
Note : The WIDE MODE button on the remote control may also be used to toggle through the
available aspect ratio settings of the current content and output format.
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8-13. Choosing the Aspect Ratio
Modes for viewing high-definition content (16:9) WHEN OUTPUT FORMAT IS 480i
OR 480p MODE :
Letter Box
Use for a picture with an original 16:9 aspect ratio (in a wide format). Letterbox mode will
shrink the picture to fill the screen, with black/gray (or blank) bars appearing at the top and
bottom of the screen.
Cropped
Use for a picture filling the entire screen by cropping (removing) the left and right portions of
the picture.
Squeezed
Use for a full picture filling the entire screen with no black/gray bars. The picture in a 16:9
format will be horizontally adjusted or squeezed to fit the 4:3 ratio monitor. This setting can
also be useful when used with 16:9 aspect ratio monitors or with 4:3 aspect ratio monitors
that have a “16:9 enhancement” feature.
Modes for viewing standard definition content (4:3) WHEN OUTPUT FORMAT IS
720p OR 1080i MODE :
Normal
Use for a picture with an original 4:3 aspect ratio on your 16:9 monitor, with black/gray bars
appearing at the left and right sides.
Wide
Use for a picture adjusted horizontally (in a linear proportion) to fill the entire screen.
Panorama
Use to adjust a picture in a non-linear proportion (more at both sides) to create a spectacular
view.
Zoom
Use when you want to fill the entire screen with no black/gray bars appearing. The image
will be altered both horizontally (stretched) and vertically (cropped). The top and bottom portions of the picture will be cut.
CINE-Zoom
Use to adjust zooming. The picture can be adjusted in multiple steps to provide the best display for many program formats on your display device.
NOTE
The correct aspect ratio for programming in the 480i and 480p formats from the Video
1/2, S-Video and Component outputs can be automatically set by Sony Hi-Scan™ TVs
when using the TV’s 16:9 Enhanced feature (ID1).
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8-13. Choosing the Aspect Ratio
Modes for temporarily viewing high-definition content (16:9) WHEN OUTPUT FORMAT IS IS 720p OR 1080i MODE :
Standard
Choose when you want to view a picture with no adjustment.
Expand
Choose when you want to view a picture in the 16:9 ratio size. The picture will be horizontally adjusted or expended to fit 16:9 ratio. Left and right portions of the picture will not be
shown.
Shrink
Choose when you want to view a picture in the 4:3 ratio size. The picture will be horizontally
adjusted or squeezed to fit 4:3 ratio. Black or gray bars will show at the left and right side
Aspect Ratio Summary
Program Format
Output Format
Available Aspect Ratio
SD(480i/p) 4 x 3
SD(480i/p) 4 x 3
No Adjustment Options
HD(720p/1080i) 16 x 9
SD(480i/p) 4 x 3
Letter Box, Cropped, Squeezed
SD(480i/p) 4 x 3
HD(720p/1080i) 16 x 9
five Aspect Ratio controls
(Normal, Wide, Panorama,
Zoom, Cine-Zoom)
HD(720p/1080i) 16 x 9
HD(720p/1080i) 16 x 9
three temporary Aspect Ratio
controls (Standard, Expand,
Shrink)
NOTE
The aspect ratio setting changes both the high-definition outputs (Component,
RGB/DVI-HDTV) and the standard-definition outputs (Video 1/2, S-Video, Out to TV).
When using a VCR or DVR to record programming from the standard definition outputs,
make sure the correct aspect ratio is selected.
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8-14. Setting Digital Caption
Allows you to select a mode for displaying Digital Caption Data. In the Digital Caption
Service, Services 1-6 typically represent different Language Services, if available.
Service 1
Service 1 is designated as the Primary Caption Service. This service contains the verbatim,
or near-verbatim captions for the primary language being spoken in the accompanying program audio.
Service 2
Service 2 is designated as the Secondary Language Service. This service contains captions
in a secondary language which are translations of the captions in the Primary Caption
Service.
Services 3-6
The other services are not pre-assigned. It is up to the discretion of the individual caption
provider to utilize the remaining service channels.
To set Digital Caption:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Preference menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Digital Caption using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Select one of options and and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
NOTE
If both digital caption and
closed caption are selected,
only the digital caption will be
selected. The digital caption
can also be selected using the
CC button on the remote control.
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8-15. Setting Digital Caption Style
Allows you to customize the caption style to your preference by allowing you to change: Font,
Edge Type, Color, etc.
Note : If the Style setting is “Set By Program” the captions will appear as defined by the program provider.
To set DTV Caption Style:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Preference menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to DTV Caption Style using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to move to the caption style box.
6. Select each value from Style to Edge Color.
Move the highlight using “E D”, and Select a value of each option with “F
G ”.
7. Press the MENU button on the remote control to return to the previous level.
Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-16. Setting Closed Caption
Allows you to select a mode for displaying analog Closed Caption Data. In the Analog Caption
Service, Captions 1-4 display program’s dialog, and Text 1-4 display for a data service information.
(Note : Closed Captions will appear only when they are provided by the broadcaster.)
Caption1 (CC1)
CC1 is the primary caption service that synchronizes the captioning language with the sound, used
by most broadcasters. The captioning is displayed in the same language as the program’s dialog.
Caption2 (CC2)
CC2 is the special non-synchronous caption service that does not need to be in sync with the sound
and may provide simplified captioning, which is usually delayed.
Caption3 (CC3)
CC3 serves as an alternate captioning service channel. The captioning is often a secondary language translation such as French, Spanish, simplified English or displayed at a slower rate.
Caption4 (CC4)
CC4 is another special non-synchronous caption service that does not need to be in sync with the
sound and may provide simplified captioning, usually delayed.
Text1-4
Text1-4 usually display information at the bottom position and is used for a data service, generally
not program related.
To set Closed Caption:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Preference menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Closed Caption using “E ”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Select one of options and and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
NOTE
If both digital caption and
closed caption are selected,
only the digital caption will be
selected. The closed caption
can also be selected using the
CC button on the remote control.
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8-17. Advanced
Advanced Setup
Allows you to configure special settings such as the background matte color for wide aspect
ratio programming, the channel banner time-out period and the contrast range of DVI output.
To set advanced Setup Menu:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Preference menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Advanced using “E”.
5. Press “G ” to display the Advanced Setup Menu screen.
6. Select your default background Matte Color which appears with certain aspect ratio settings
with “F G ”.
Or
Select a time-out duration for the Information banner either, ‘Short’ or ‘Long’.
Or
Select a Banner style of “Small”, “Medium” or “Large” to be displayed when changing channels
or pressing the INFO button.
Or
Select each DVI Level between ‘Standard’ which is recomended for most TVs or ‘Expand’ which
is recommended for most digital monitors.
7. Press the MENU button on the remote control to return to the previous level.
Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-18. Running Auto Demo
Shows you how to navigate through the on-screen menus of the DIRECTV® HD Receiver.
To run Auto Demo:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Preference menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Auto Demo using “E”.
5. Press “G” to display the Auto Demo screen.
The screen will run automatically.
6. Press “F” anytime to return to the previous screen or press the EXIT button on the
remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-19. Setting Locks
Lock System
Allows you to set up specific channels, ratings and spending limits through blocking schemes.
Also allows you to activate or disable all of the lock schemes previously set up. A password
is required to gain access to this menu if the lock system is activated. You can change the
password by inputting a new password twice. When the system is unlocked, the Channel,
Program Rating and Spending Limits are not effective.
To activate or deactivate the Lock System:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Lock menu by pressing “ ”.
4. If unlocked, Lock System will be automatically highlighted, otherwise requires a password.
To lock the system:
1. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” in Lock On/Off box.
2. Switch On or Off by using “G ” Whenever you switch the lock system on,
you need to enter the password as a reminder.
To set the password:
1. Move the highlight to the Set Password with “E ”.
2. Enter the password by using the digit buttons on the remote control.
3. Enter the password again to verify the number.
5. Press “F ” to return to the previous screen or
press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-19. Setting Locks
Block Channel
Blocks any channels that you do not want to view or that you do not want your kids to watch. If you tune
in a blocked channel, a black screen with a pop-up screen will appear. You will have to enter the correct password to view the channel. Once you turn off the DIRECTV® HD Receiver, Block Channel will
automatically be reactivated.
To block channels:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Lock menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Block Channel using “E”.
5. Press “G” to display the Block Channel screen.
6. Use “DEFG” to move the highlight in the channel editing screen.
7. Toggle Blocked or Unblocked by pressing “ ”.
The screen shown at the top left will indicate if the highlighted channel is blocked or unblocked.
8. Press “F” to return to the previous screen or press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV
viewing.
NOTE
When you tune to a blocked channel, a
password is required for access.
The Channel Block feature should not
be used as the only parental control.
Since station assignments may change
from time to time, controls such as rating and spending limits should always
be used as the primary parental control.
Additionally, the Channel Block settings
may be reset if there is an interruption
to the AC power (such as if set is
unplugged or there is a power failure).
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8-19. Setting Locks
Movie Rating
Blocks movies according to the movie ratings limit, as defined by the Motion Picture Association of
America, so children cannot view certain movies. You can set the ratings limit by blocking out all the
movies with the ratings above a specified level. Keep in mind that the movie ratings limit applies only to
movies shown on TV, not TV programs such as soap operas.
To block movie programs:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Lock menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Movie Rating using “E”.
5. Select the level you want using “DE” and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
6. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
NOTE
MOVIE/MPAA rating
G: General Audiences
All ages admitted.
PG: Parental Guidance Suggested.
Some material may not be suitable for children.
PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
Some material may not be appropriate for children
under 13.
R: Restricted Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
NC-17: No one 17 and under admitted.
X: No one 17 and under admitted.
NOTE
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The Lock feature relies on correct rating information to be provided by broadcaters and
service providers. If broadcast rating information is missing or incorrect, the Lock feature cannot function as designed.
8-19. Setting Locks
TV Rating for Children’s Programs
Keeps children from watching certain children’s TV programs according to the ratings limit as
defined by the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board. This rating applies only to TV programs
for children. Unless you block TV programs intended for mature audiences in the TV Rating –
General menu, your children may view those programs.
To block TV programs:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Lock menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to TV Rating-Children using “E”.
5. Select Age or Content, if you want to lock a TV program based on age or content.
6. Select the level you want using “DE” and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
NOTE
TV Rating Children Programs
TV-Y: All Children.
This program is designed to be appropriate for all children.
TV-Y7: Directed to Older Children.
This program is designed for children age 7 and above.
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8-19. Setting Locks
TV Rating for General Programs
Blocks TV programs that you and your family do not wish to watch, based on the rating scheme defined
by the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board.
To block TV programs:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the Lock menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to TV Rating-General using “E”.
5. Select Age or Content, if you want to lock a TV program based on age or content.
6. Select the level you want using “DE” and press “ ” to return to the previous level.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
NOTE
TV Rating for General Programs
TV-G: General Audience.
Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
TV-PG: Parental Guidance Suggested.
This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
TV-14: Parents Strongly Cautioned.
This program contains some material that many parents would
find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
TV-MA: Mature Audience Only.
This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults
and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
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8-19. Setting Locks
Spending Limit
Sets a spending limit for individual Pay Per View (PPV) programs. After a spending limit is set
and the system is locked, you must enter the password to purchase a PPV program that costs
more than your spending limit allows. The system will temporarily unlock the limit you previously set. Once the receiver is turned off and then turned back on, the lock will be reactivated.
To set the spending limit of each PPV program:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E ” on the remote control.
3. Select the Lock menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Spending Limit using “E ”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. Enter the maximum amount of money to be spent on each PPV program.
7. Press “ ” to return to the previous level.
8. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-20. Getting the System Information
General Info
Shows you general information of your DIRECTV® HD Receiver.
To view General information in the HD receiver:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. System Info will be automatically highlighted.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to display the information option box.
6. General Info will be automatically highlighted.
7. Press “ ” and the general information dialogue box will be displayed.
8. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-20. Getting the System Information
Feature List
When in Satellite mode, allows you to see which major features are available for your
DIRECTV® HD Receiver.
To view Feature list in the HD receiver:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. System Info will be automatically highlighted.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to display the information option box.
6. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control to select Feature List.
7. Press “ ” and the pop-up dialogue box will be displayed.
8. You can see the feature list on the right side of the menu.
9. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-20. Getting the System Information
Tuner List
When in Satellite mode, shows you what kind of tuners are built in your DIRECTV® HD
Receiver.
To view Tuner list in the your HD receiver:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. System Info will be automatically highlighted.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to display the information option box.
6. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control to select Tuner List.
7. Press “ ” and the pop-up dialogue box will be displayed.
8. You can see the Tuner list on the right side of the menu.
9. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-20. Getting the System Information
System Upgrade
When in Satellite mode, shows you the current software version. If there is a software upgrade
planned, you will be notified by a pop-up box on your TV screen and the pop-up box will ask you if you
want to upgrade your system.
To upgrade the software in the DIRECTV® HD Receiver:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. System Info will be automatically highlighted.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to display the information option box.
6. Scroll down to System Upgrade using “E”.
7. Press “ ”, then you can see the current software version on the right side of the menu.
The next version will be seen if DIRECTV plans to upgrade the software.
8. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
The DIRECTV HD Receiver is able to receive upgrades or modifications to some of its features and functions
via satellite service. These modifications will automatically be made, usually at times when the receiver
would likely be turned off. If your receiver is on when an upgrade or modification is sent, you may experience
a disruption in reception for a minute or two. Your reception should return to normal after the modification is
complete. Your receiver must be plugged in and connected to satellite service to receive any upgrades. Please
consult the Upgrade Menu to find a schedule of upgrades or modifications planned by DIRECTV.
(Note: Do not unplug your receiver while an upgrade is in progress. )
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8-21. Testing the System
Basic Test
When in Satellite mode, diagnoses essential system components of your HD receiver. Once
the Basic System Test is done, your HD receiver’s status will be displayed. If any problems are
detected, a short message will be displayed.
To test basic items in DIRECTV HD Receiver :
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to System Test using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ”.
6. “Basic Test” Info will be automatically highlighted.
7. Press “ ” and the pop-up dialogue box will be displayed.
8. Press “ ” to activate the System Basic test.
It will run automatically from DIRECTV Tuner to Phone Connection and if there is any problem in
your system, the pop-up box will be displayed.
9. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-21. Testing the System
Satellite Dish Antenna (Outdoor Unit) Test
When in Satellite mode, diagnoses the Satellite Dish Antenna (LNB and Satellite Antenna) connected to the HD receiver. Once the Satellite Dish Antenna (Outdoor Unit) Test is done, Satellite signal status will be displayed. If any problems are detected, a short message will be displayed.
To test the Outdoor Unit :
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “F ” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to System Test using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to display the system test option box.
6. Scroll down to Outdoor Unit Test using “E” on the remote control.
7. Press “ ” and the pop-up dialogue box will be displayed.
8. Press “ ” to activate the system outdoor unit test.
It will run automatically and if there is any problem in your system, the pop-up box will be displayed.
9. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-21. Testing the System
Transponder Test
When in Satellite mode, diagnoses all transponder signals of each Satellite. Once the
Transponder Test is done, all transponder signal status of the selected Satellite will be displayed.
To test the Transponder:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to System Test using “E”.
5. Move the highlight to the right with “G ” to display the system test option box.
6. Scroll down to Transponder Test using “E” on the remote control.
7. Press “ ” and the pop-up dialogue box will be displayed.
8. Select one of SAT A/SAT B/SAT C with “F
G ”.
9. Move the highlight to the Start Button and press “ ” to activate the system transponder test.
It will run automatically and if there is any problem in your system, the pop-up box will be displayed.
10. Press MENU button to return to the previous level or press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
Note : Depending on your location in the United States, certain transponders may not be
available. It is normal for the signal strength level of a few transponders to be at zero.
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8-22. Replace Card
DIRECTV may issue you a replacement access card periodically, if you are a DIRECTV customer. When
in Satellite mode, this menu enables you to transfer information, such as the record of your purchases,
from the old card onto a new one. The access card fits into the slot on the front panel of the DIRECTV®
HD Receiver.
Once you proceed past “Read the old card”, replace card cannot be cancelled.
To replace the card :
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Replace Card using “E”.
5. Pressing “ ”. Replace Card Wizard will be displayed.
6. If you want the process to proceed, follow the instructions in the Replace Card Wizard.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-23. VCR Control Setup
Allows you to set up the DIRECTV® HD Receiver to control with your VCR for automatic recording when
used with the Record feature (see section 8-5).
To set up the VCR Control:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to VCR Control Setup using “E”.
5. Pressing “ ”. VCR Control Setup Wizard will be displayed.
6. If you want the process to proceed, follow the instructions in the VCR Control Setup Wizard.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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8-24. Remote Control Setup
Your DIRECTV® HD Receiver’s remote control can send signals to the HD Receiver in two ways.
Standard IR (Infrared) control allows the Remote Control to send signals to the HD Receiver
within a line of sight. RF (Radio Frequency) control allows the remote control to send signals
from outside a cabinet or even from another room within your home. The Remote Control RF
Antenna must be connected to use the RF Remote feature (see section 3-8).
You can also choose to assign one of two remote ID’s for IR Control or one of sixteen remote
ID’s for RF Control. This can be useful if you have more than one Sony satellite receiver in your
home or if local RF signals cause interference to your RF Remote control.
To choose the Remote Control type:
1. Press the MENU button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu.
2. Scroll down using “E” on the remote control.
3. Select the System menu by pressing “ ”.
4. Scroll down to Remote Control using “E”.
5. Pressing “ ”. Remote Control Setup Wizard will be displayed.
6. Choose the IR type or RF type using “D E”.
If you want the process to proceed, follow the instructions in Remote Control Setup Wizard.
7. Press the EXIT button on the remote control to return to TV viewing.
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9. Help
9-1. Help
The Help feature is designed to let you understand each function of the Menu and Advanced
Program Guide™ in an easy and convenient way. When you navigate through the Menu and
the Advanced Program Guide, press and hold the “HELP” button on your remote control if you
want information about the highlighted item. The information will be displayed on the right
side of the TV screen.
Simply press and hold the “HELP” button to see the helpful information.
NOTE
Pressing the “HELP” button on your remote control
independently will activate the overall Help feature.
However, when the MENU or the Advanced Program
Guide™ is already displayed, pressing the “HELP”
button will activate the specific Help feature.
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9-1. Help
The Help is an on-screen version of this Operating Guide. You can review many features of the
DIRECTV® HD Receiver by navigating through a simple structure. It contains a brief overview of
the DIRECTV HD Receiver, the use and programming of the remote control, a functional explanation of the front and back panel, and an instructive note about the Menu and the Advanced
Program Guide™.
The see the Help feature:
1. Press the “HELP” button on the remote control to display the Help screen.
2. Scroll up and down to select Help menu items using “E” on the remote control.
3. Move the highlight using “DEF G ”.
The explanations of the highlighted item will be displayed on the right side or at the bottom of the
screen.
4. Press the EXIT button on the remote control if you want to return to TV viewing.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Television System
Channel Coverage
Digital TV
VHF
UHF
CATV
DIRECTV
Inputs/Outputs
ATSC/NTSC RF Inputs
RF Output
DIRECTV RF Input
DVI-HDTV Output
RGB Output
Component Video Output
S-Video Output
Video Output
1-69
2-13
14-69
1-125
variable
Antenna (1), Cable TV (1) (Terrestrial)
Out To TV (1) (selectable Channel 3 or 4)
Satellite In (1)
DVI-HDTV Out (1), DVI-D Single Link connector
1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i digital RGB
EIA-861 Compliant, HDCP 1.0 Compliant
15-pin Connector (1)
1080i, 720p, 480p RGB
Component Out (1), Phono Jack connector
1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i YPbPr
S-Video Out (1), 4-pin Mini-DIN
480i Y/C
Video Out (2), Phono Jack connector
480i Composite NTSC
Digital Audio
Analog Audio
Optical (selectable Dolby Digital® audio or PCM output)
Audio Out (2) (Fixed Output Level)
Access Card
Data Port
VCR Control
RF Remote
Smart Card (Slot on the front)
9-pin Serial Port (1)
IR blaster (1)
RF Remote Controller (1)
Supplied Accessories
Remote Control
Batteries
Cables
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NTSC, Analog American Standard (480i)
ATSC, Digital TV standard (1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i)
DIRECTV
RM-Y822
AA type Batteries (2)
DVI-D Single Link Cable (1)
Component Cable (1)
S-Video Cable (1)
Audio/Video Cable (1)
RF Cable (1)
Telephone Cable (1)
VCR Controller (1)
Remote Control RF Antenna (1)
Dimension
Mass
430mm (W) x 69mm (H) x 326mm (D) (Excluding Feet)
3.84kg
Power Requirements
Power Consumption
AC 120V, 60Hz
40W (Maximum)
20W (Standby: Single LNB)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Sony and DIRECTV are dedicated to providing you with quality support and customer service. If you have questions or
difficulties that you cannot resolve using the tips in this troubleshooting section, consult your dealer or call DIRECTV at
1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-531-5000) regarding DIRECTV® Service problems and contact the Sony Satellite System
Information Center at 1-800-838-7669 regarding problems with your DIRECTV® HD Receiver.
SYMPTOMS
SOLUTIONS
No power.
- Is the AC power cord plugged in?
No signal.
- Check your antenna input or location.
- Check your cable input.
- Check your satellite input or set up.
No picture.
Macroblocking in picture.
No Signal message.
Searching for satellite signal. Please
standby OSD/VFD.
- Make sure that the correct format is selected.
- Press the FORMAT button on the front panel to change formats. (see
section 4-1)
- Make sure that the right component type is selected.
If the DIRECTV®HD Receiver is connected to your monitor or TV via
Y/Pb/Pr port on the back panel, the “TYPE” switch must be flipped to the
left. Otherwise, you may not be able to see a picture. (see section 3-5)
If the DIRECTV HD Receiver is connected to your monitor or TV via
RGB/DVI-HDTV port on the back panel, the “TYPE” switch must be
flipped to the right. Otherwise, you may not be able to see a picture. (see
section 3-5).
- Make sure the Initial Setup process has been performed (see section
8-7).
- Select the Auto Channel Scan or Manual Channel Add functions if you
have not already done so (see section 8-8).
- If you are only receiving a few satellite channels, you may need to call
your service provider to have your programming activated.
- Check to make sure all the cables are installed correctly and that the
proper source is selected on your TV. For example, channel 3 or 4, 480i.
- The satellite or digital TV signal strength may be low. Check the signal
strength and adjust the satellite dish or TV antenna as recommended by
the dish or antenna installation instructions (see section 8-7).
- Make sure the broadcaster or service provider is supplying programming
on the selected channel. Use the SIGNAL button to check for digital
video signals (see section 4-2).
- You may be trying to access a pay per view program. Follow the
on-screen instructions to order the program.
- Due to copyright restrictions, you may not be able to view some highdefinition programs in the high-definition format.
- Make sure the Access Card is inserted correctly.
- For more information about connections, please refer to Section 3 of this
manual.
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SYMPTOMS
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SOLUTIONS
The Program Guide shows channels
I don’t receive.
- Contact your service provider to subscribe to all available channels.
- Adjust your antenna or satellite dish to receive all available channels.
(see section 3-4)
- Use the Custom Guide feature to select channels that you receive. (see
section 7-2)
- Whenever you access the GUIDE, make sure you select the CUSTOM
guide (see section 7-2) to show only channels not HIDDEN (see section
8-8). In order to ensure that you do not miss any new channel additions
or special programming, when entering the GUIDE, it will default to ALL.
Cannot receive high-definition channels.
- Make sure that a multi-sat dish is used to receive all available HD satellite services. (see section 3-4).
- Make sure there is a good signal strength on available satellites or off-air
antenna (see section 8-7 or press the SIGNAL button on the remote control).
Normal picture but no sound.
- Check volume levels.
- Make sure the TV or Amp is not muted.
- Check that the DIRECTV® HD Receiver is connected properly. (see section 3-7)
Picture is distorted.
-
Video image does not fill the TV
screen.
- Check the HD Receiver’s Aspect Ratio setting (see section 8-13), press the WIDE
MODE button on the remote control, or check your TV’s aspect ratio setting.
- Check with your service provider or local broadcaster to confirm if a full video
image is broadcast.
Available channels are missing.
- If you are a DIRECTV customer, you can add a channel by running the
“Manual Ch. Add” from the SETUP menu or find all available channels by
running the “Auto Program” in the SETUP menu. (see section 8-8)
- Otherwise, if the DIRECTV Receiver is in the ANT/CABLE mode, you can
find available channels by running the “Auto Program” in the SETUP
menu. (see section 8-8)
A previously available channel is no
longer available.
- Digital channels can be dynamically changed by broadcasters and service
providers. A channel that may have been available in the past may have been
moved or deleted. Consult your local broadcaster or service provider.
4:3 Aspect ratio cannot be selected.
- Aspect ratio depends on both the incoming program format and the FORMAT setting. Once the button for the format is set to a standard definition (480i/480p) and the incoming program is standard definition, the
aspect ratio can not be adjusted and a warning message will appear on
the screen. (see section 8-13)
Make sure the proper format is selected. (see section 2-3)
Make sure the proper aspect ratio is selected. (see section 2-4)
Make sure the video output is connected to the TV. (see section 3-5)
Adjust the aspect ratio setting of your TV or monitor if available.
SYMPTOMS
SOLUTIONS
Aspect Ratio setting is re-set after
the channel is changed.
- When the Format is set to a high-definition setting (720p/1080i) and the
incoming program is in high-definition, the Aspect Ratio setting can only
be adjusted temporarily.
The remote control is not responding.
- Make sure the batteries are fresh and installed properly.
- Point the remote control unit at the remote control sensor.
- Check if the correct function (TV or SAT) on the remote control is
selected.
- Make sure the correct Remote Control type and code are set for both the
remote and receiver. (see section 8-24)
The timer does not work.
- Make sure the clock is set properly. (see section 8-9)
You forget your password.
- If you subscribe to satellite service, contact your service provider to
arrange for the password to be re-set
- If you do not subscribe to satellite service and the DIRECTV HD Receiver
is in the ANT/CABLE mode, enter the master password “7777”.
If a white bar is shown at the top
position on the display device
- Use the Component Output.
- Adjust the scan range of your display device.
Weak Sound
- If connected to a TV using the “OUT TO TV” jack, set RF mode of “Dolby
Digital” menu. (MENU ➝ Audio ➝ Dolby Digital)
Conflicting digital channel numbers.
- Press the SIGNAL button on the remote control, the physical channel
number will be shown.
- Press the INFO button on the remote control, the logical channel number
will be shown in the channel banner.
Cannot tune to a station
- If you receive more than one station with the same channel number
(such as channel 8 from satellite and channel 8 from over-the-air) entering “8” the first time will tune to satellite channel 8, entering “8” a second time will tune to analog channel 8, and so on.
Channel content does not match
that shown displayed in the GUIDE
or INFO banner.
- Please confirm that the Dish mode is set to the correct type using Auto
Detection for Dish type (see section 8-7) or confirm your dish connections (see section 3-4).
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SYMPTOMS
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SOLUTIONS
Closed captions are not displayed.
Two sets of overlapping captions
appear.
Closed captions are not shown
using my custom styles.
- Most recent TVs also include captioning capability, which you may independently set (see TV manual for details). If the captions are ON for both
TV and this product, you may see overlapping captions. In this case,
please turn off captioning on the TV or this product (see section 8-14).
- When using the DVI-HDTV or RGB connections, captioning must be displayed using this product (see section 8-14). This may also be necessary,
when FORMAT is set to modes other than 480i for YPbPr connection.
- Depending on broadcast provider, different types of captioning may be
available. According to your preferences, you will need to set your
Caption settings for Analog and Digital modes.
- By selecting both Analog on (for instance, CC1) and Digital CC on (for
instance Service1) by pressing the CC button on the remote or by accessing settings outlined in 8-14 to 8-16), both types captioning will be displayed automatically, based on broadcast provider information.
- Custom styles (described in 8-15) only are applied to some digital broadcasts with Digital Captions. Depending on the broadcast, you may need
to set the Analog captions to OFF to view the Digital Captions.
Cannot receive audio with 5.1 channels.
- Dolby Digital 5.1 audio requires the use of the digital audio output connection with a compatible Dolby Digital A/V Receiver (see section 3-7
Digital Audio System).
- Confirm that you have set the Audio > Digital Output setting to Dolby
Digital mode (see section 8-12).
- Availability of 5.1 audio will depend on the broadcast provider and is not
available for analog broadcast sources. Although Dolby Digital can support up to 5.1 channels, some broadcasts may only be available in
stereo.
Incorrect operation when controlling
the HD Receiver from another
device, such as a DVR.
- Confirm that the IR Controller is located near the Remote Control Sensor
(see section 4-1 item 4) in accordance with your DVR Manual.
- For the most reliable control, connect to your PVR/DVR using the Data
Port connection (see section 3-2).
- Make sure the HD Receiver is set to the IR Type/code 50 setting (see
section 8-24).
Programming which appears to
exceed my Lock settings is not
blocked.
- Please confirm Lock has been enabled with your preferred limits
(see section 8-19).
- Depending on broadcast provider, not all programming may contain rating information necessary to block certain programming.
Additional problems.
- Press the RESET button (see section 4-1).
Limited Warranty
Digital Satellite Receivers
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (“SONY”) warrants this Product
against defects in material or workmanship as follows:
1. Labor: For a period of 90 days from the original date of
purchase, if the Products 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 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 longer of the remainder of
the original warranty period or 90 days from the installation of the parts by a Sony authorized DIRECTV® System
installer or facility.
To obtain warranty service:
- If the Product was installed by a SONY authorized
DIRECTV System installer, contact that installer for
instructions.
- If the Product was not installed by a SONY authorized
DIRECTV System installer, you must take the Product or
deliver the Product in either its original packaging or
packaging affording an equal degree of protection (with
freight prepaid), to a SONY authorized DIRECTV
System service facility. To locate the closest such facility,
please call the telephone number listed below.
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 right which vary from state to state.
For your convenience, SONY ELECTRONICS INC. has
established telephone numbers for frequently asked questions:
For assistance with installation, contact the dealer from whom
you purchased your Digital Satellite Receiver.
For product information or operation, for service assistance or
for resolution of a service problem, call:
SONY SATELLITE SYSTEM INFORMATION CENTER
1-800-838-SONY (7669)
For an accessory or part not available from your authorized
dealer, call:
1-800-488-SONY (7669)
This warranty does not cover customer instruction, installation,
set up 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. This warranty does
not cover improper installation (if not installed by a SONY
authorized DIRECTV System installer), loss of use of the
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.
Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted
invoice which is evidence that the Product is within the
Warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service.
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 OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO
THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY.
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Sony warrants to User that the Software will not fail to execute
its programming instructions due to defects in material and
workmanship for a period equal to the warranty period provided for the Product when properly installed and used. Warranty
does not apply to defects resulting from (a) improper or inadequate maintenance, (b) software, interfacing, parts or supplies
not supplied by Sony, (c) unauthorized modification of the
Software or the Product, or (d) improper site preparation or
maintenance. If Sony receives notice of a covered defect(s)
during the warranty period, Sony will replace Software that
does not execute its programming instructions due to such
defect(s). Sony does not warrant that the operation of the
Software and / or Product will be uninterrupted or error free. If
Sony is unable, within a reasonable time, to repair or replace
any Software to a condition as warranted, User shall be entitled
to a refund of the purchase price upon prompt return of the
Product. EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY STATED ABOVE,
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT
WARRANTY AND SONY, IT S AFFILIATES AND ITS
THIRD PARTY LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF NON INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. THE REMEDIES IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT ARE USER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
REMEDIES. EXCEPT AS INDICATED ABOVE, IN NO
EVENT WILL SONY, ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OF ITS
THIRD PARTY LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF
DATA OR FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST
PROFIT), EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGE,
WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EVENT IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO
EVENT WILL SONY OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR
THIRD PARTY LICENSOR’S LIABILITY UNDER
AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR
OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE COST OF THE PRODUCT.
General
This Agreement shall be deemed to have been made and executed in the State of California and both parties agree that any
dispute arising hereunder related to this Agreement or the
Product will be governed by laws of the State of California,
exclusive of its conflicts of law principles and that the courts in
the County of San Diego, California will have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes. FURTHER THE PARTIES
HEREBY WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY IN CONNECTION
WITH ANY ACTION OR SUIT ARISING UNDER THIS
AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE ARISING FROM THE
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PARTIES HERETO. This
Agreement shall be binding upon the parties’ authorized successor and assignees. Neither party’s waiver of any breach or
failure to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement at
any time shall in any way affect, limit or waive such party’s
right thereafter to enforce and compel strict compliance with
every other provision. No modification of this Agreement shall
be effective unless in Writing signed by both parties.
Index
A
Access Card 19, 36, 110
Advanced Program Guide™ 16, 49-61
Advanced Setup 95
Analog Audio Signals 15
Analog TV Connection 27
ANT IN Jack 20, 23-31
Antennas Connection 23-26
Arrow Keys, on front panel 36
Aspect Ratio Setting 89-91
ATSC 9
Audio Connection 33, 34
Audio Language 87
Audio Mode 86
Audio Out Jacks 27-31, 34
Audio Setting 84-88
Auto DVI 11
Auto Program 76
Azimuth 69-70, 74-75
B
Back Panel 20, 21
Batteries 18, 19
Block Channel 98
C
Cable In Jack 20, 23-26
Cables 18, 19
Category Search 59
Keyword Search 60
CC button 38, 52
Channel Banner 44, 45
Channel Setup 71
Clock Setting 80, 81
Closed Caption Setting 94
Component Out Jack 11, 19, 20, 28
Connecting to Analog TV 27
Connecting to Antennas 23-26
Connecting to Audio System 33, 34
Connecting to HD Monitor(DVI type) 30
Connecting to HD Monitor(RGB type) 29
Connecting to HD Monitor(Y/Pb/Pr type) 28
Connecting to VCR 31, 32
Connection Overview 22
D
Data Port 21
Digital Audio Out (Optical) Jack 21, 33
Digital Audio Out Setting 84, 85
Digital Audio Signals 14
DTV Caption 92, 93
Digital Output 84
Dish Selection 68
Display Formats 11
Dolby Digital 14, 33, 84, 85, 88
DVI-HDTV Port, Cables 18, 19
E
Elevation 74
F
Favorite Channel 46
Favorite Channel Edit 78
FCC Regulations 1
Features 8
FORMAT button, front panel 36
FORMAT button, remote control 39
Format setting 11
1080i Format 11, 28, 29, 30
720p Format 11, 28, 29, 30
480p Format 11, 28, 29, 30
Variable 1/2/3 Format 11
Auto DVI Format 11
480i Format 11, 27, 31
Front Panel 36
Freeze Screen 47
Future Viewing 57
G
Guide 62
H
Help 8, 17, 113, 114
Hook-up Help 8, 83
I
Initial Setup 43, 68-75
L
Limited Warranty 120
Location 74
Locks Setting 97-102
Lock System 97
M
Messages Checking 65
Movie Rating 99
N
NTSC 9
Native 11
O
Output Channel Setting 82
Out to TV Jack 20, 27-31
Out to TV Setting 82
P
PCM (Digital) 14, 84, 85
Purchase List Managing 64
Purchasing DIRECTV® Pay Per View programs 58
R
Receiving Signals 23-26
Remote Control, buttons and functions
37–39
Remote Control Codes for Other Components
41, 42
Remote Control Programming 40
Replace Card 110
RF Antenna 18, 19
RF Jacks, Cables 18, 19
RGB/DVI-HDTV Out Ports 20
Reset 36, 119
S
SAP 15, 85
Satellite In Jack 21, 24-31
Signal Strength 75
Software License Agreement 121
Specifications 115
Spending Limit 102
S-Video Jack 19-20
System Test 107-109
System Upgrade 106
T
Telephone Jack 19
Testing the System 107-109
Tilt 74
Timer/Record List 66, 67
Troubleshooting 116-119
TV Connection 27-30
TV Rating 100, 101
TV Signal Formats 10
U
Unlocking System 96
V
VCR Connection 31
VCR Controller 32
Video Out Jacks 19, 20
Y
YPbPr (component) out jack 11, 18, 19, 20, 28
W
Warranty 120
Wide Mode 12, 13, 89, 90
Z
ZIP Code 69, 74
122
Contact Sony with questions about your
Digital Satellite Receiver:
1-800-838-SONY (7669)
Printed in KOREA
Contact DIRECTV with questions about
service, programming or billing:
1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288)
www.DIRECTV.com
www.sony.com/support
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