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Topfield TF 7710 HSCI User Manual

TOPFIELD
TF 7710 HSCI
TF 7720 HSCI
User Guide
High Definition
Digital Satellite Receiver
Common Interface

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    TOPFIELD TF 7710 HSCI TF 7720 HSCI User Guide High Definition Digital Satellite Receiver Common Interface...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents iii Contents 1 Introduction Features ....... Controlling the digital receiver .

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    iv Contents 3 Preference Settings Language settings ......16 Video and audio settings ..... . 18 3.2.1 Colour model .

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    Contents v 5.2.6 Viewing teletext ..... . 42 Viewing electronic programme guide ....43 Watching multifeed programme .

  • Page 7: Introduction, Features

    Chapter 1 Introduction The TF 7710 HSCI/TF 7720 HSCI digital receiver is fully com- pliant with the international Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard, and can receive digital broadcasts. For its operation you need an antenna, which must be installed appropriately. NOTE In general we equate a channel with a frequency.

  • Page 8: Controlling The Digital Receiver

    2 Introduction • Can store up to 5000 television and radio services. • You can edit the services list. • You can create favourite lists of your favourite services. • You can view information about the current television or radio programme. •...

  • Page 9: The Front Panel

    1.2 Controlling the digital receiver 3 1.2.1 The front panel The front panel of the digital receiver has buttons to control the digital receiver, and specific lamps and a display to indicate its status. The following indicates what they mean. TV/STB REMOTE STANDBY...

  • Page 10: The Remote Control

    4 Introduction 1.2.2 The remote control button switches the digital re- ceiver between standby mode and operation mode. pauses live television. changes video resolution. V.Format See § 3.2.4 for more details. Numeric buttons are used to en- ter a service number for service change or to specify values for menu options.

  • Page 11: What Is Common Interface

    1.3 What is common interface? 5 displays the satellite list. mutes the sound. Press again to switch it back on. changes aspect ratio. See § 3.2.3 for more details. switches between television services and radio ser- vices. displays the favourite lists. is used to select a subtitle track.

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    6 Introduction 1. Purchase a conditional access module and a subscription card for the pay service you want to watch. 2. Insert the subscription card into the conditional access module. 3. Insert the conditional access module into a common in- terface on the front of the digital receiver.

  • Page 13: Setup, Unpacking, Safety Precautions

    Chapter 2 Setup 2.1 Unpacking Before going any further, check that you have received the following items with your digital receiver. • Remote control unit • Two batteries for the remote control (AAA 1.5 V) • A copy of this user guide NOTE Accessories may vary according to your local area.

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    8 Setup • The wall outlet should be near the equipment. Do not run an extension lead to the unit. • Do not expose the digital receiver to any moisture. The digital receiver is designed for use indoors only. Use dry cloth when cleaning the digital receiver.

  • Page 15: Rear Panel Connections

    2.3 Rear panel connections 9 2.3 Rear panel connections The TF 7710 HSCI/TF 7720 HSCI has some connections on the back panel. VIDEO LNB IN YPbPr SCART LNB OUT HDMI AUDIO S/PDIF RS-232 Check what connections your television set has in comparison with the digital receiver.

  • Page 16: Connecting Up Your Digital Receiver

    10 Setup Audio and video output socket for the televi- sion set. Audio and video input/output socket for the video cassette recorder or suchlike. S/PDIF Dolby digital output socket for the audio sys- tem. Serial port for firmware update and data RS-232 transfer.

  • Page 17: Connecting The Antenna, Connecting To Your Television

    2.4 Connecting up your digital receiver 11 2.4.1 Connecting the antenna Whatever sort of connection you have be- tween the digital receiver and the television, you need to connect the digital receiver to your television antenna so that it can receive digital television services.

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    12 Setup You should configure audio and video settings after connecting up the digital receiver. See § for detailed description. To use the HDMI connector If you have a high definition television set, you should use a HDMI cable for best re- sults.

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    2.4 Connecting up your digital receiver 13 To use the component video connector You will need to obtain a component video ca- ble (RCA cable) to use the component video connector. Plug one end of the cables into the Y (green), Pb (blue) and Pr (red) sockets on the digital receiver, and the other end into the matching sockets on your television.

  • Page 20: Connecting To Your Video Cassette Recorder, Switching On For The first Time

    14 Setup To enjoy Dolby digital audio, your televi- sion or audio system must be able to decode Dolby digital audio, and you will need to ob- tain a S/PDIF cable. Plug one end of the cable into the S/PIDF socket on the digital receiver, and the other end into the matching socket on your audio system.

  • Page 21: Powering On And Checking Picture

    2.5 Switching on for the first time 15 used batteries. The manufacturer accepts no liability for the damage resulting from leaking batteries. NOTE Batteries, including those which contain no heavy metals, may not be disposed of with household waste. Please dispose of used batteries in an environmentally sound manner.

  • Page 22: Preference Settings, Language Settings

    16 Preference Settings Chapter 3 Preference Settings 3.1 Language settings You can select the language in which the menu would be dis- played. In addition to that, you can select which language of au- dio track and of subtitle track should be output.

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    3.1 Language settings 17 Subtitle language Set the 1st Subtitle Language option and the 2nd Subtitle Lan- guage option to your desired languages. When you watch a programme, if the programme has a subtitle track of the lan- guage that is designated for the 1st Subtitle Language, it will be displayed.

  • Page 24: Video And Audio Settings, Colour Model, Video Cassette Recorder

    18 Preference Settings 3.2 Video and audio settings You have to configure the video and audio settings appropriately to your television set and other appliances. Select the System Setting A/V Output Setting menu. You should see a screen like the left figure.

  • Page 25: Television Aspect Ratio

    3.2 Video and audio settings 19 playback. But if the option is set to External A/V, the digital receiver will not pass the video automatically. To pass it, you have to press the button. 3.2.3 Television aspect ratio If you have a wide-screen television, set the TV Aspect Ratio option to 16:9.

  • Page 26: High Definition Television

    20 Preference Settings figure, set the 16:9 Display Format option to Letter Box. Wide- screen pictures then will be reduced to fit to the width of the normal screen. Otherwise, to watch them in the shape like the right figure, set it to Center extract. Wide-screen pictures then will be cut out on the left and right sides equally to fit to the width of the normal screen.

  • Page 27: Audio Mode, Local Time Setting

    3.3 Local time setting 21 NOTE You can enjoy only standard definition video with the following connectors: • Composite video connector (VIDEO) • SCART connector (TV) 3.2.5 Audio mode Basically, there are two audio sources as you can find two audio sockets on the back panel of the digital receiver.

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    22 Preference Settings Select the System Setting Time Setting menu. You should see a screen like the left figure. You can set the clock manually or use the time signal, Green- wich Mean Time (GMT), carried as part of the digital television broadcast.

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    3.3 Local time setting 23 Table 3.1: Time offset table Time offset City 12:00 Eniwetok, Kwajalein 11:00 Midway Island, Samoa 10:00 Hawaii 09:00 Alaska 08:00 Pacific Time US, Canada 07:00 Mountain Time US, Canada 06:00 Central Time US, Canada, Mexico City 05:00 Eastern Time US, Canada, Bogota, Lima 04:00...

  • Page 30: Parental Control

    24 Preference Settings 3.4 Parental control In general, television programmes are classified according to the level of violence, nudity and language of their content. When you are watching a programme, you can check its pro- gramme classification on the information box. For the informa- tion box, see §...

  • Page 31: Adjusting The On-screen Display

    3.5 Adjusting the on-screen display 25 You can also restrict uses of some menus. Selecting the Access Control menu displays a list of menus that you can lock. If the Time Setting item is set to Locked, you have to enter the per- sonal identification number when accessing the Time Setting menu.

  • Page 32: Service Search, Searching Broadcasting Services, Configuring Lnb Settings

    26 Service Search Chapter 4 Service Search After connecting up the digital receiver, you will need to per- form a service search. 4.1 Searching broadcasting services This digital receiver can be operated with both fixed antenna and motorized antenna. You have to configure antenna settings according to your antenna system in the following order: 1.

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    4.1 Searching broadcasting services 27 The other is K band which ranges approximately from 12 to 18 GHz. The LNB (Low Noise Block converter) is used to take a wide band of relatively high frequencies, amplify and convert them to similar signals that is carried at a much lower frequency, which is called Intermediate Frequency (IF).

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    28 Service Search ever, if you have selected the Other entry at the Satellite Name option to specify a satellite that is not in the satellite list, you might have to fill in the correct LNB frequency. The absolute difference between a broadcasting frequency and its LNB fre- quency must be within 950 to 2150 MHz.

  • Page 35: Configuring Diseqc 1.2 Settings

    4.1 Searching broadcasting services 29 4.1.2 Configuring DiSEqC 1.2 settings Your motorized antenna will turn toward your desired satellites horizontally by DiSEqC 1.2. When you switch to an service, if the service is provided by a satellite other than current one, it will take longer time than usual because the antenna has to turn to its position.

  • Page 36: Configuring Usals Settings

    30 Service Search you had better check the receiving quality of every trans- ponder and choose the best one at the Transponder (or Frequency) option. It will be helpful to your fine tuning. 5. Finally set the Motor Control option to Store to save the tuned position when the receiving quality is best.

  • Page 37: Searching Services

    4.1 Searching broadcasting services 31 2. Enter your location to the My Longitude option and the My Latitude option with the and numeric but- tons. 3. Enter the position of your selected satellite to the Satellite Angle option if it is not correct. 4.

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    32 Service Search • Searching every service of a SMATV (Satellite Master Antenna Television) system. Searching every service of a satellite To search every service of a satellite, perform the following steps: 1. Choose your desired satellite at the Satellite Name op- tion.

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    4.1 Searching broadcasting services 33 and the Pilot option will become enabled. You also should set these options correctly. NOTE You may get transponder information from a satellite magazine or website such as Searching one service of a transponder To search one service of a transponder, perform the following steps: 1.

  • Page 40: Editing The Transponder List

    34 Service Search 4. Enter the symbol rate of your desired transponder to the Symbol Rate option with the numeric buttons. 5. Set the Polarization option to the polarization of your desired transponder. You can search pay services as well as free services as follows: •...

  • Page 41: Resetting To Factory Settings, Resetting To Installer Settings

    4.3 Resetting to factory settings 35 To change a satellite entry’s name, select your desired entry at the Satellite Name option and select the SAT Name Edit option. Then the on-screen keyboard appears. Change the name as you desire and save it. To delete a satellite entry, select your desired entry at the Satel- lite Name option and select the Delete Satellite option;...

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    36 Service Search • Satellite list • Services list • Favourite list • Preference settings Also you can restore them at any time. To store your data, select the Installation System Recovery menu and select the Store option; then you get asked for the presonal identification number.

  • Page 43: Daily Usage, Volume Control, Watching Television, The Services List

    Chapter 5 Daily Usage 5.1 Volume control Use the buttons to alter the volume to a com- fortable level. You may need to adjust the volume on your television set too. To temporarily switch off the sound, press button. Press it again to restore the sound to previous level.

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    38 Daily Usage On the services list, you can see the service information: • Service number and name • Transmitting satellite • Transponder information A dollar sign ($) may be marked on some entries, indicating pay service. To watch pay services, you need the subscription card.

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    5.2 Watching television 39 • By setting the Show Provider option to On, you can view service entries by groups of broadcasters. • To change the name of the highlighted service, select the Rename option; then the on-screen keyboard appears, with which you can enter a new name.

  • Page 46: The Favourite Services List

    40 Daily Usage 5.2.2 The favourite services list You can select a service to watch on a favourite list as well as on the services list. To display the favourite lists, press the button. should see a screen like the left figure.

  • Page 47: Viewing Programme Information

    5.2 Watching television 41 delete a group or a service, press the button; then you get asked for confirmation. If you select Yes, it will be deleted. 5.2.3 Viewing programme information Pressing the button displays the information box, on which you can see all of the following: •...

  • Page 48: Selecting Audio Tracks, Selecting Subtitle Tracks, Viewing Teletext

    42 Daily Usage Pressing the button once more displays detailed information about the current programme. To hide the information box, press the button. EXIT 5.2.4 Selecting audio tracks Some programmes are provided with audio tacks in one or more languages. Pressing the button displays available au- dio tracks.

  • Page 49: Viewing Electronic Programme Guide

    5.3 Viewing electronic programme guide 43 5.3 Viewing electronic programme guide The Electronic Programme Guide shows the current and sched- uled programmes that are or will be available on each service with a short summary for each programme. Pressing the button dis- GUIDE plays the electronic programme...

  • Page 50: Watching Multifeed Programme, Making Timer Events

    44 Daily Usage 4. To remove the marking, press the button once again. 5.4 Watching multifeed programme Some broadcasts such as sports channels can provide a variety of perspectives on a programme at a same time. We call it a multifeed programme.

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    5.5 Making timer events 45 2. Set the Satellite option to the satellite which transmits the service you want. Pressing the button on this option displays a satellite list, from which you can select your desired satellite. 3. Set the Wakeup Service option to the service which pro- vides the programme you want.

  • Page 52: Listing Services, Editing The Services List

    46 Listing Services Chapter 6 Listing Services 6.1 Editing the services list You would have got the services list after service search. You can rename, move, lock or delete service entries on the services list. Select the Organizing Svc/Fav Organizing Services menu. You should see a screen like the left figure.

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    6.1 Editing the services list 47 To edit the radio services list, press the button; then radio service entries will be listed on the right column. To switch back to the television services list, press it again. To change the name of a service, select the Rename and select a desired service;...

  • Page 54: Editing The Favourite List

    48 Listing Services CAS–FTA from pay services to free services Provider by broadcaster Fav–NoFav from favourite services to unfavourite services. Transponder by transponder 6.2 Editing the favourite list You can make your own favourite services list. In fact, you can define multiple favourite services lists, each being a ‘group’...

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    6.2 Editing the favourite list 49 To delete a group, put the highlight bar on the group entry you want and press the button; then a message box appears asking you for confirmation. If you select Yes, it will be deleted. You can add a favourite service to a group by taking the follow- ing steps: 1.

  • Page 56: How To Use On-screen Keyboard, Transferring Receiver Data

    50 Listing Services 6.3 How to use on-screen keyboard You can move the highlight key horizontally with the buttons and vertically with buttons. Press- ing the button on a key en- ters its letter in the input line. To type a space, select the Space key.

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    6.4 Transferring receiver data 51 1. Plug one end of a RS-232 cable (9 pin D- sub cable) into the RS-232 port on the dig- ital receiver, and the other end into the matching port on the other digital receiver. 2.

  • Page 58: Firmware Update, Checking The firmware Information

    52 Firmware Update Chapter 7 Firmware Update The digital receiver has a stable and convenient firmware to use. However, a new firmware may be released to improve the digital receiver. You can get the latest firmware and an update utility which runs on most versions of Windows from the Topfield website, 7.1 Checking the firmware information You have to check the firmware...

  • Page 59: From A Usb Memory Device

    7.2 From a USB memory device 53 NOTE You can only update with firmwares of which system identifi- cation is identical to that of yours. Otherwise you will fail in firmware update. 7.2 From a USB memory device If you have a USB memory stick, you can update the firmware from it by performing the following steps: 1.

  • Page 60: From Your Computer Via Rs-232 Port

    54 Firmware Update 7.3 From your computer via RS-232 port It is possible to transfer a new firmware to the digital receiver from your computer by connecting them with a RS-232 cable. You need TFD-Down, a firmware transfer utility for this, which is available from the website, To update the firmware with this method, perform the follow- ing steps:...

  • Page 61: From Another Digital Receiver Via Rs-232 Port

    7.4 From another digital receiver via RS-232 port 55 7.4 From another digital receiver via RS-232 port It is possible to transfer the firmware from the digital receiver to another same digital receiver by connecting them with a RS- 232 cable. To update the firmware with this method, perform the following steps: 1.

  • Page 62: Over The Air

    56 Firmware Update 7.5 Over the air You can get a new firmware over the air. Select the Installation Firmware Upgrade menu. You should see a screen like the left figure. Selecting the Start command starts firmware update. On the left table is presented Satellite Astra (19.2°...

  • Page 63: Index

    Index 16:9, Center extract, 16:9 Display Format, Change PIN Code, 1st Audio Language, 1st Subtitle Language, Common Interface, 22 kHz, Common Interface, 2nd Audio Language, 2nd Subtitle Language, Daylight Saving Time, 4:3, Default, 39, 4:3 Display Format, Delete, 39, Delete Satellite, A/V Output Setting, Delete TP, Access Control,...

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    58 INDEX FTA + CAS, Movement, FTA only, multifeed, FTA–CAS, 39, My Latitude, FTA/Scrambled, My Longitude, Full, Network Search, GMT Collection, NEW, Goto, No block, Goto the position, Normal, normal-screen television, HDMI, HDMI, 12, One Time, high definition, Organizing Favorites, Organizing Services, Info Box Display Time, OSD Transparency,...

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    Service Search, User Select, services list, Show Provider, VCR, SMATV, VCR, SMATV, VCR Scart Type, Sort, VIDEO, Sorting, VIDEO, 11, 13, Sound Mode, Video Format, Space, specifications, 8, Wakeup Day, Start, Wakeup Service, Start Search, Wakeup Time, stereo, Weekly, Store, 30, wide-screen television, subtitle, Symbol Rate,...

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    Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Correct disposal of this product This marking shown on the product or its literature indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.

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