Identifies you to the DSS service providers and is required for your DSS
system to work. Do not remove the access card except when a new
card has been issued to replace the original.
Refers to the different audio channels that may be broadcast in
conjunction with a video program. A foreign language translation is an
Previews of special programs broadcast by your program provider.
Refers to the left-to-right positioning of your DSS dish. When you enter
your zip code (or latitude and longitude), the display screen provides
the number corresponding to an azimuth setting for your location.
Allows you to select which channels can be viewed when the system is
Receives, processes, and converts the digitally compressed satellite
signals into audio and video.
Refers to the up and down positioning of your DSS dish. When you
enter your zip code (or latitude and longitude), the display screen
provides the number corresponding to the elevation setting for your
The 4-digit password—that you define—that allows you to limit access
certain features of your DSS system.
There are three kinds of limits. The Ratings Limit allows you to control
program viewing of rated programs by ratings level. The Spending Limit
controls spending on a cost-per-program basis. The Channel Limit
allows you to select which channels can be viewed when the system is
The means of restricting access to certain features of the DSS system.
The lock is controlled by a 4-digit key that acts as a password. The
closed or open lock icon in the channel marker indicates whether your
system is locked or unlocked.
Stores incoming electronic messages sent to you by your program
providers. The Mailbox is accessed through the on-screen menu
system, and can store up to ten messages of forty characters each.
The first list of choices in the DSS on-screen menu system. Press the
MENU button on the remote or front panel to bring up the Main menu.
Detailed list of the programs that you have already purchased and