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USER MANUAL

Receiver Description

DSB-770 FTA
Digital Satellite Receiver

Printed on recycled paper

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS


2003 EchoStar International Corporation. All rights reserved worldwide. This User Manual
has been provided pursuant to an agreement containing restrictions on its use. This User
Manual is also covered by Federal Copyright Law.
No part of this User Manual may be copied, distributed, transmitted, stored in a retrieval
system or translated into any human or computer language, in any form or by any other
means, electronically, mechanically, magnetically, manually or otherwise or disclosure to third
parties without the express written permission of EchoStar International Corporation.
EchoStar International Corporation is possibly in the possession of patents, requests for
patent approval, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property with respect to the
contents within this user manual. The submission of this user manual does not imply you
have got any license or other legal right for the use of the here above mentioned without the
express written permission of EchoStar International Corporation.
EchoStar and Quality has a Name
are registered trademarks of EchoStar International Corporation;
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Dolby, Dolby Digital, AC-3 and Dolby Pro Logic are registered trademarks of the Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation
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All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners or companies.

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Receiver description
PREFACE

Preface

DEAR CUSTOMER
Thank you for purchasing an EchoStar satellite receiver. This receiver is of the latest
generation for which it is possible to upgrade the software to keep up with the newest
developments. Please read this user manual carefully, to be able to safely install, use and
maintain the receiver for maximum performance. Keep this user manual for future reference.
Please make a note of the serial number in the space below. This helps to trace and identify
the receiver in case of theft. Also questions to our help desk can be answered more accurate
if you can provide the details as mentioned on the serial number plate. You find the serial
number plate at the rear panel of the receiver.

Type: ..............................................................................................................
S/N: ................................................................................................................
Software Version: .......................................................................................
DOCUMENTATION

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This user manual is part of the documentation set that comes with your EchoStar satellite
receiver. The documentation set contains the user manuals:
User Manual - Receiver Description;
User Manual - EchoStar User Interface - Fixed.
Sometimes you can also find a Manual update which describes the last minute changes to
either the receiver itself or the Receiver description which are not described in the user
manuals that come with your EchoStar satellite receiver.

INTENDED USE
The receiver is intended to be installed for private domestic use. This receiver has not been
designed for other types of usage (including but not limited to commercial or head-end
installations), therefore EchoStar International Corporation makes no warranties with respect
to product performance or reliability in such installations.
This documentation set is intended for anyone who uses an EchoStar satellite receiver. It can
be used by both first-time and experienced users of satellite receivers who want to install, use
and maintain their receiver.
This user manual is applicable for the DSB-770 FTA and is divided into separate sections and
chapters. For easy access to the information, a clear table of content is provided.

DISCLAIMER
SATELLITE RECEIVER
EchoStar International Corporation has to the best of its abilities, done everything to supply
you with a satellite receiver built to the most up-to-date software and hardware. EchoStar
International Corporation makes no warranties with respect to the reception of the channels
provided by the broadcast service providers and specifically disclaims any implied warranties
of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
EchoStar International Corporation reserves the right, for whatever reason, to revise, change
or modify the hard- and software of the satellite receiver without the obligation to notify or
warrant any person or organization of such change.

USER MANUAL
EchoStar International Corporation has to the best of its abilities, done everything to supply
you with the most up-to-date information. EchoStar International Corporation makes no
warranties with respect to the information provided by this User Manual and specifically
disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The
information provided is meant as a guideline for the use and maintenance of the receiver.
EchoStar International Corporation reserves the right to revise, change or translate this User
Manual without the obligation to notify any person or organization of such change. Therefore,
please visit our web site, on a regular basis, for the latest information available.

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Preface

User Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Safety information
1
2
3
4

GENERAL SAFETY
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
NOTATIONAL CONVENTIONS
SYMBOLS USED ON THE RECEIVER

1-1
1-1
1-2
1-2

Initial installation
1 STORAGE AND TRANSPORT
2 TO UNPACK YOUR RECEIVER
3 TO INSTALL THE RECEIVER

2-1
2-1
2-2

Familiarization
1 THE RECEIVER
2 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

3-1
3-4

Troubleshooting

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4-1
4-2
4-2

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1 TO SOLVE A TV OR RADIO RELATED PROBLEM


2 REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (RCU) RELATED
3 INSTALLATION RELATED

Receiver description

1.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Safety information

Section 1

GENERAL SAFETY

English

Read this manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions given. For your
safety, know what the reaction upon each action will be. Do not perform any actions which are
not described in this manual, failing to do so might result in an uncontrolled behavior of the
receiver or even in a hazardous situation for persons and/or equipment.
Disconnect the receiver from the mains before you start any maintenance or installation
procedures. Do not use alcohol or ammonia based liquids to clean the receiver. If required,
clean with a soft lint-free cloth slightly made damp with a mild soap solution.
Consult an authorized service technician if the receiver does not operate normally when the
instructions in this user manual are strictly followed. Do not to attempt to open the receiver, as
you will be exposed to a shock hazard.

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To avoid the risk of electrical shock and fire, do not put any objects on top of the receiver
which:
contain liquids, such as vases, glasses, bottles, etc.
contain an open heat source or open fire, such as candles, cigarettes, ash trays, etc.
could fall through the ventilation slots or which could cover them and prevent proper
cooling of the components inside.
Make sure that nothing rests on the receivers cables and that the cables are not located
where they can cause injury to persons and pets (e.g to stumble over, eat the cable).
Do not install the receiver:
in a closed or poorly ventilated cabinet;
directly on top of or under another equipment;
on a surface which will obstruct the ventilation slots.
Do not expose the receiver and its accessories:
to rain or excessive moisture to avoid the risk of shock or permanent damage to your
receiver;
to direct sunlight, heaters, stoves or any other heat generating equipment;
to any magnetic objects, such as speakers, electric motors, transformers, etc.;
to excessive vibration.
To help avoid possible damage to the receivers electronics:
wait 5 seconds after you switched off the receiver before you move the receiver or
disconnect any equipment;

2.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY
When you use or connect electrical equipment, always obey the safety regulations as
applicable in your country, to reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock and personal injury.
Read and comply at least with the given safety instructions.
Do not put any (foreign) objects into the ventilation slots. This can cause fire or an
electrical shock by shorting the internal components.
Always make sure that the electrical power supply corresponds with the voltage on the
electrical identification plate at the rear of the receiver next to the electrical cord.
Your receiver is double insulated in compliance with the standards as stated in the
EC Declaration of Conformity; therefore no additional earth wire is required, though the
use of an earth leak switch and/or over voltage protection switch is recommended.
Only use an approved extension (convenience) lead suitable for the electrical power
consumption of the installed equipment.

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3.

Safety information

User Manual

NOTATIONAL CONVENTIONS
Throughout this user manual, there may be blocks of text indicated by symbols and printed in
a different way then the surrounding text. These blocks of text ask the attention of the reader
to avoid hazardous situations. The hazard levels are indicated as:

WARNING
THIS INDICATES A HAZARDOUS SITUATION WHICH, IF NOT AVOIDED, COULD RESULT IN
(SERIOUS) INJURY.

CAUTION
This indicates a situation which, if not avoided, could damage the equipment or other
properties.

NOTE
This indicates additional information to the user to make the user aware of possible
problems and information of any importance to help the user to understand, to use and
to maintain the installation.

4.

SYMBOLS USED ON THE RECEIVER


The next paragraphs explain the meaning of the symbols, as present on the receiver.

The Dolby Digital logo.


This logo tells you that this receiver is compliant with the Dolby Digital
standard.
The DiSEqC1.2 logo.
This logo tells you that this receiver is compliant with the DiSEqC1.2
standard.
The Digital Video Broadcasting logo.
This logo tells you that this receiver is compliant with the DVB standards as
registered.

4.2. REAR PANEL


The risk of electrical shock - do not open logo.
This logo tells you that you are not allowed to open the receiver. Only
authorized (service) technicians are allowed to open the box.
The CE logo.
This logo tells you that the receiver is following the provisions of Council
Directive 89/336/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to the electromagnetic compatibility and the provisions of Council
Directive 73/23/EEC and 93/68/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the
Member States relating to low voltage and electrical safety.
The double insulation logo.
This logo tells you that the receiver is electrically safe within the normal use
of the receiver as stated in the safety chapter.

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4.1. FRONT PANEL

User Manual

1.

INITIAL INSTALLATION

Initial installation

Section 2

STORAGE AND TRANSPORT


The receiver and its accessories are delivered in a protective packaging. This packaging is
designed to protect against excessive shocks and not against ingress of moisture.

1.1. STORAGE
Store the receiver in the original protective packaging, in a dry room with the ambient
conditions as stated in the technical specifications.
English

1.2. TRANSPORT
Pack the receiver preferably in the original packaging or in an equally protective packaging.
This is to help avoid possible damage to the receivers electronics.

2.

TO UNPACK YOUR RECEIVER


WARNING

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KEEP AWAY THE PLASTIC PACKAGING FROM CHILDREN. THE PLASTIC PACKAGING MAY
CLING TO NOSE AND MOUTH AND PREVENT BREATHING.
When you unpack the contents of the box, confirm that all the parts are included. Refer to
Chapter 2.1. The contents of the box.
Unpack the contents of the box carefully. Electronic equipment as satellite receivers are
easily damaged when you handle it roughly. Examine all parts for damage that may have
occurred during shipment. If you find any damage, stop to unpack the box and call the retail
seller where you bought the receiver.
To help avoid possible damage to the receivers electronics, allow the receiver to adapt to the
ambient temperature and humidity level. This to avoid condensation caused by a sudden
change in temperature (e.g. from a cold car into a warm and humid room).

2.1. THE CONTENTS OF THE BOX


The box contains:
A receiver;
A remote control unit;
A pair of batteries (for the remote control unit);
A set of documentation.

2.2. THE DISPOSAL OF YOUR PACKING MATERIALS


CAUTION
It is recommended to keep the packaging materials for a period of time. In case of
warranty claims, we can request to return the receiver in the original packaging to
protect the electronics. Failing to do so might void the warranty.
Most of the packaging materials can be recycled. Please discard these materials in an
environmental safe manner

ENVIRONMENTAL REMARK
Dispose the packaging in an environmental safe manner. Please inform yourself on
local regulations with respect to the disposal of reusable materials.

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Section 2

3.

Initial installation

Receiver description

TO INSTALL THE RECEIVER

English

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WARNING
ALL EQUIPMENT INVOLVED IN THE INSTALLATION TASK MUST BE INSTALLED CORRECTLY AND
SWITCHED OFF. MAKE SURE THAT IT IS SAFE TO PROCEED WITH THE INSTALLATION TASK.
UNSAFE CIRCUITS AND INSTALLATIONS CAN CAUSE (SERIOUS) INJURY OR DAMAGE TO
EQUIPMENT.

CAUTION
Tighten the F-connectors only by hand. Do not use any tools. You will damage the
connector pins if you overtighten the connector. This will result in loss of signal quality,
or even total loss of reception.

NOTE
For receivers that are connected with an UHF cable, make sure that the TV is set to
UHF channel 38 (607.25Mhz). If the channel number on the TV and receiver are not
the same, you will have a distorted or no image at all.
For more information, please refer to the user manual of the TV.

3.1. TO SET UP YOUR RECEIVER FOR THE FIRST TIME


The setup is described in the EchoStar User Interface manual that is also part of the
documentation set.

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Digital Satellite Receivers - Fixed

Receiver description

1.

FAMILIARIZATION

Familiarization

Section 3

THE RECEIVER
The front panel of the digital satellite receiver gives you the control over the basic functions.
The rear panel gives you various connections to connect the audio and video equipment as
well as a terrestrial and a dish antenna. Ventilation slots in the housing are provided for
cooling of the internal electronics.
The software of the receiver contains the EchoStar user interface with on-screen help, which
gives you easy control over the features of the receiver. The software contains also a large
database of pre-programmed satellites and transponders which are used for a quick
installation. For detailed information, please refer to the EchoStar user manual that is also
part of the documentation set.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
EchoStar Multilingual User Interface;
14 day EPG;

English

Freeze Picture;

7 Timers (incl. Sleep Timer);


4,400 Digital Channels, 80 Satellites, 1,500 Transponders;
Multiple Favorite Channel Lists (4 for TV, 4 for Radio);
Channel Sorting;
Multiple Search Modes;
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S/PDIF Audio Output (Dolby Digital Compatible);


DiSEqCTM 1.2, GoTo X;
Software Update via Internet/Satellite (RS-232/OTA).

1.1. THE RECEIVER FRONT PANEL

The front panel has:


The STANDBY indicator to indicate standby.
The ON indicator to indicate ON.
The SIGNAL indicator to indicate that you receive a valid signal.
The

key, to switch the receiver to Standby or On.

The arrow up and down keys, to select one channel up or down.

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User Manual

1.2. THE RECEIVER REAR PANEL


The rear panel has an ON/OFF switch, it also gives you various connections to connect the
audio and video equipment as well as a terrestrial and dish antennas. Depending on the
installation setup, you may not use all connectors, but they are provided for any desired setup
in future.

English

Connection

Video signal

Result

SCART Connector (TV)


SCART Connector (TV, VCR)
DIN Connector (SVHS)*
RCA Connector (VIDEO)
IEC Connector (TV OUT)**

RGB
CVBS (Composite video)
Super-VHS
CVBS (Composite video)
CVBS (Composite video)

Best quality (DVD)


VHS quality (VCR tape)
Improved VHS quality
VHS quality (VCR tape)
UHF quality (Antenna)

* Note that you have to connect the audio separately (RCA connector = Audio L/R).
** Note that UHF is a transmission technique that is vulnerable to interference (snow).

1.3. THE RECEIVER SOFTWARE


The use of the receiver is described in the EchoStar user manual that is also part of the
documentation set.

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The available connectors on the rear panel are:l


The IF OUT connector (F-type),
The S/PDIF connector (RCA),
for a loop through connection;
for the connection of Dolby Digital (AC-3)
compatible audio equipment;
The LNB INconnector (F-type),
The VCR connector (SCART),
for the connection of a dish to the
for the connection of a VCR with the use
receiver, to receive the digital
of a fully-featured SCART cable;
broadcasts;
The AUDIO R connector (RCA),
The TV OUT connector (IEC),
for the connection of the right audio input
for the connection to the antenna
channel of a stereo set;
connector of a TV or a VCR;
The AUDIO L connector (RCA),
The ANT IN connector (IEC),
for the connection of the left audio input
for the connection of an terrestrial
channel of a stereo set;
TV antenna;
The VIDEO connector (RCA),
The SVHS connector (DIN),
for the connection to the composite
for the connection of a SVHS compatible
video input of the TV (monitor);
TV;
The TV connector (SCART),
The RS-232 connector (sub-D),
for the connection to the serial
for the connection of a TV with the use of
communication port of a PC;
a fully-featured SCART cable;
The ON/OFF switch,
to switch the receiver On or OFF.

Receiver description

Familiarization

Section 3

1.4. THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (RCU)


The EchoStar Remote Control Unit (RCU) is used to control the receiver.
The RCU requires two AAA (LR03, UM4) alkaline batteries to operate.

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Mute
To, temporary, shut down
the audio.
TV
To switch the receiver
signal to the TV on or off
(SCART connection only).
EPG
To view the EPG.
Subtitle
To choose another subtitle
language.
VOL
To decrease the volume.
CH
To go one channel up.
OK
To go to the (favorites) lists;
To make a menu selection.
Freeze
To freeze the TV image.
Page +
To go up one page.
NUMBER KEYS
To enter alpha-numerical
settings;
To type in a channel
number.
Teletext
To choose teletext.
Red;
To select a language (initial
setup only);
To access the SAT list
To select a favorite list;
To select an edit option;
To access the EPG timers.;
To select an active option.
Green
To select a LNB (initial
setup only);
To select a favorite list;
To select an edit option;
To sort a list;
To select an active option.

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ON/STANDBY
To switch to standby or on.
TV/RAD
To switch to TV or Radio
mode.
Audio
To choose a language.
MENU
To go to the main menu.
i
To view the help;
To view additional
information.
To select an active option.
EXIT
To leave a menu or feature.
VOL
To increase the volume.
CH
To go one channel down.
ARROW CLUSTER
To go left, right, down or
left.
Page To go down one page.
Recall
To go to the previous
channel.
White
No function.
SLEEP
To select the sleep timer.
Yellow
To select a SAT (initial
setup only);
To select a favorite list;
To select an edit option;
To select an active option.
Blue
To select the Dish
installation menu (initial
setup only);
To select a favorite list;
To select an edit option;
To select an active option.

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Section 3

2.

Familiarization

User Manual

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

2.1. GENERAL
EchoStar Multilingual User Interface
14 day EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
Freeze Picture
7 Timers (incl. Sleep Timer)
4,400 Digital Channels, 80 Satellites, 1,500 Transponders
Channel Sorting
Multiple Favorite Channel Lists (4 for TV, 4 for Radio)
Multiple Search Modes
S/PDIF Audio Output (Dolby Digital Compatible)
English

Software Update via Internet/Satellite (RS-232/OTA)


Teletext (OSD and VBI Re-insertion), Subtitling (DVB and Teletext supported)
TV and Radio mode
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 (Letter box, Pan&Scan, Widescreen)
Manual PID Entry and Editing
Volume Control; Audio Mute
Parental Control, Channel Lock, Receiver Lock
Channel Preview Feature (Thumbnail)

2.2. TUNER DEMODULATOR


Receiving Frequency 950-2,150MHz
IF Connector

F-Type, 1 Input, 1 Output (Loop through)

LNB Control

13/18V, 0/22kHz, DiSEqCTM 1.2, GoTo X


QPSK, C/Ku-Band
2-45Msym/s (SCPC/MCPC Compatible)
SECAM; PAL B/G, I, D/K, M; NTSC

Demodulator
Symbol rate
Video system

2.3. POWER
Mains
LNB and DiSEqC

90-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 25W (max)


13/18Vdc, 600mA (max)

2.4. PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS


Weight
Size (WxDxH)

1.300 g
28 cm x 21 cm x 4 cm

2.5. AMBIENT CONDITIONS


Storage temp.
Operation temp.

between -40 and +50 degrees Celsius (no condensation allowed)


between +5 and +45 degrees Celsius (no condensation allowed)

2.6. CONNECTIONS
SCART Connector

TV, VCR
AUDIO L/R, VIDEO, S/PDIF
IEC Connector
TV OUT, ANT IN
RS-232 Connector
RS-232 (Baud Rate 115,200)
DIN-Connector
SVHS
RGB Video out
TV (SCART)
Composite Video out TV, VCR (SCART), SVHS (DIN), VIDEO (RCA)
Dolby Digital out
Coaxial S/PDIF (RCA)

RCA Connector

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MPEG-2/DVB Compliant

Troubleshooting

Receiver description

1.

TROUBLESHOOTING

TO SOLVE A TV OR RADIO RELATED PROBLEM


Problem

Possible cause

1. No picture or sound in the Receiver is in standby.


TV or radio mode.
Cable related problems.

2. Bad picture or noisy


sound in the TV or radio
mode.

3. My television does not


give any audio.

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4. The TV shows a
No Signal message.

What to do?

Switch the receiver on.

Check the cable


connections.

Dish/LNB related
problems.

Make sure the dish and


LNB are correctly
adjusted.

Bad reception of the


signal.

Make sure the dish and


LNB are clean and
correctly adjusted.

Signal interference with


UHF-installation.

Check the UHF settings.


Make sure you use the
correct channel. Please
refer to the TV/Radio user
guide.

The equipment is
Connect the equipment
connected to the receiver
also with an audio cable
with a RCA (video) or
(RCA).
SVHS cable only.

The MUTE option is


active.

On the RCU, press the


mute key once.

The volume is set to


minimum.

On the RCU, press the


VOL key.

Bad reception of the


signal.

Dish is moving towards


the selected satellite
(DiSEqC1.2, GoTo X
only).

Make sure the channel


selected transmits.
Make sure the correct
dish or LNB is selected.
Make sure the dish and
LNB are clean and
correctly adjusted.
A moving dish cannot
receive any signal, allow
the dish some time to
move to the selected
satellite.

5. There is no Dolby Digital The equipment is


Connect the
(AC-3) sound to my other
connected to the receiver
S/PDIF connector of the
with a RCA or SCART
receiver to the Dolby
equipment.
cable only.
Digital input of the
receiving equipment.

The Dolby Digital option is Set the Dolby Digital


not set to On.
option to On.

6. I cannot view or listen to a This receiver has no


Conditional access
scrambled channel.
capabilities.

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Section 4

2.

3.

Troubleshooting

User Manual

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (RCU) RELATED


Problem

Possible cause

What to do?

1. Receiver does not


respond to the RCU.

Batteries are empty.

Insert new batteries.

2. Receiver does sometimes Direct sun light from


not respond to the RCU.
behind the receiver.

Close the sun blinds or


get closer to the receiver.

You do not aim sufficiently Aim at the receiver


at the receiver.
display.
install a RCU extender.

Batteries are almost


empty.

Insert new batteries.

INSTALLATION RELATED
Possible cause

What to do?

1. My television does not


receive any signal from
the receiver (UHF only)

You did not select the


correct audio/video
channel on your TV.

2. My television does not


receive any signal from
the receiver

You did not select the


correct A/V channel on
your TV.

Select the correct A/V


channel on your TV.

You did not use a correct


SCART cable.

Use only a full featured


SCART cable that is
correctly shielded.

3. My television shows black You did not select the


areas on the left and right
correct aspect ratio for
of the screen.
your TV.

On the receiver, in the


TV System menu select
the correct aspect ratio.

4. During (initial) setup of the You did not select the


receiver, no channels are
correct LNB(F).
found.

On the receiver, in the


installation setup menu
select the correct LNB(F).

Refer to the user manual


of the TV for instructions.
On the receiver, In the TV
system menu select the
correct channel and PAL
setting.
Use another method to
connect the receiver.

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When installed, you have On the receiver, in the


selected the incorrect
installation - User LNB
switch port.
make the correct
selections.

You have selected the


incorrect satellite to
search channels on.

On the receiver, in the


installation - System setup
- Search channels menu
select the correct satellite.

You have selected the


incorrect search method.

At an initial setup, always


choose the option All.

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Problem

Receiver description

Glossary

Section 5

GLOSSARY

C-band
DiSEqC

Feedhorn
Frequency band

FTA
Horizontal

KU-band
Letter box

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LNB
LNBF
NTSC
PAL

Pan&Scan

Polarization

RS-232 connection
SCART cable

SMATV

Symbol rate

SVHS

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A frequency range (3.70-4.20 GHz) used for satellite


broadcasts.
A standard through which it is possible to let a DiSEqC
compatible receiver send a signal over the RF cable to a
switching device to switch between different LNBs or dishes.
The DiSEqC uses the 22 kHz signal to control the switching
device.
A part of the dish which collects the signals from the dish. The
signal is then fed to the LNB(F).
A frequency band is a range of frequencies which are dedicated
to a certain usage. In the satellite area, commonly known bands
are the C-band and the Ku-band.
An unscrambled broadcast which you can view without
additional payments to a service provider.
In the satellite industry, horizontal is used to indicate the
direction in which the received signal is polarized. Normally you
will find that it is abbreviated as H.
A frequency range (10.70-18.00 GHz) used by most European
TV satellites.
This setting allows you to view a widescreen film on a normal TV
in real widescreen format. Note that black banners will appear
on the top and bottom of the screen.
A device behind the feedhorn which processes the signal into a
format which is understood by the receiver for further processing
A LNB with an integrated Feedhorn. So the LNBF comes as one
single unit.
USA video standard with image format 4:3, 625 lines, 60 Hz and
4 MHz bandwidth with a total of 6 MHz video channel width.
European video standard with image format 4:3, 625 lines,
50 Hz and 4 MHz bandwidth with a total of 8 MHz video channel
width.
This setting allows you to view a widescreen film on a normal TV
without black banners on the top and bottom. Note that some of
the image is cut of to make it fit on your screen.
Broadcasts are done in a particular frequency band. To make
maximum use of a frequency band and bring you the maximum
number of programs, the broadcasts are polarized in different
ways to fit as many as possible programs into one frequency
band.
A RS-232 connection allows you to connect equipment to the
receiver which supports the RS-232 protocol.
A SCART cable is also known as Peritel cable and is commonly
used in Europe to connect the audio and video equipment. A
fully furnished SCART cable has 21 wires which is at both sides
finished with a 21-pin connector.
A satellite master antenna TV system is a system which shares
the reception resources and is intended for the distribution of TV
and radio signals to the user in one ore more buildings.
Information in the stream which tells the receiver at which speed
(rate) the transponder sends the digital information (symbols).
The receiver must be able to handle the symbol rate to process
the signal correctly into a correct image.
SVHS (Super-VHS) is a video signal with separated
chrominance and luminance. SVHS is an improvement for the
VHS (composite) video as found on VCR tapes.

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Transponder
Vertical

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Equipment inside a satellite responsible for receiving a single
uplinked channel and rebroadcasting it back to Earth.
In the satellite industry, vertical is used to indicate the direction in
which the received signal is polarized. Normally you will find that
it is abbreviated as V.

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