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HDTV Receiver
© 2002 Sony Electronics.
Reproduction in whole or in part without written
permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.
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High-Definition Receiver/
4-090-446-21
Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
SAT-HD200

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  • Page 1 DIRECTV ® HDTV Receiver © 2002 Sony Electronics. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. High-Definition Receiver/ 4-090-446-21 Operating Instructions Operating Instructions SAT-HD200...
  • Page 2 CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN 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 SUFFI- CIENT MAGNITUDE TO CONSTITUTE A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK TO PERSONS.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS OWNER’S MAN- UAL 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.
  • Page 5: Important Information

    Sony is a trademark of Sony. Sony Software License Agreement ATTENTION:USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THE SONY SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS SET FORTH ON PAGE 101. USING THE SOFTWARE OR THE PRODUCT IN WHICH IT IS INCOR- PORATED INDICATES USER’S ACCEPTANCE OF THESE LICENSE TERMS. IF THE USER DOES...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Important Overview 3. Setup and Connections 4. Front Panel and Remote Control 5. Initial Setup 6. Basic Operation Safety Warning Important Safety Instructions Important Information Table of Contents 1-1. A New World of Digital Entertainment 1-2.
  • Page 7  7. Advanced Program Guide 7-1. About the Advanced Program Guide 7-2. Layout of the Advanced Program Guide 7-3. Moving through the Advanced Program Guide 7-4. Selecting a Program 7-5. Getting More Information 7-6. Referring to Help 7-7. Making a Remind List for Future Viewing 7-8.
  • Page 8: Introduction

    1. INTRODUCTION 1-1. A New World of Digital Entertainment Welcome to the DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver, an advanced digital satellite receiver that show- cases a new generation of digital entertainment. Different from conventional analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts allow you to enjoy superior quality video and audio right in your own home.
  • Page 9: Main Features

    1-2. Main Features Ultimate Entertainment • A Wide Variety of Programs Hundreds of channels are available by subscription from DIRECTV. • DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide Instant access to up to three days of program listings. Ability to jump a day at a time. Ability to search and tune by program title, keyword and category.
  • Page 10: Important Overview

    2. IMPORTANT OVERVIEW 2-1. Sending Signals Sat A 101 DIRECTV Digital broadcasting is a new way of sending programs over the airwaves with superior qual- ity video and audio. The DIRECTV tage of digital broadcasting. To fully enjoy it, you need to understand the ways the program signals are sent.
  • Page 11: Tv Signal Formats

    2-2. TV Signal Format Standard Comparison Table Signal Format Analog (NTSC) Active Lines Sound Aspect Ratio Resolution 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).
  • Page 12: Display Formats

    2. IMPORTANT OVERVIEW 2-3. Display Formats The DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver provides several display formats. The Format button in the front panel changes the display format in the cycle of 1080i, 720p, 480p, video1/2(480i), variable 1, variable 2, variable 3 and Auto DVI modes. In 1080i, 720p, 480p and video 1/2(480i) modes, all input signal formats are converted to the chosen display format.
  • Page 13: Normal And Wide Format Signals

    2-4. Normal and Wide Format Signals When you view a high definition picture with 480i or 480p format setting, the wide mode but- ton 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, Zoom1, to Zoom2.
  • Page 14 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 No Adjustment Required High Definition Normal Choose when you want to view a picture with an original 4:3 aspect ratio on your 16:9 TV.
  • Page 15: Audio Signals

    2-5. Audio Signals Digital Audio Signals center channel speaker left speaker sub-woofer surround sound speaker The DIRECTV ® High-Definition 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 send- ing audio signals from the DIRECTV HD Receiver to your audio system externally.
  • Page 16 2. IMPORTANT OVERVIEW 2-5. Audio Signals Analog Audio Signals Analog stereo amplifier 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.
  • Page 17: On-screen Display

    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’...
  • Page 18 2. IMPORTANT OVERVIEW 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 ® High-Definition Receiver pro- vides a powerful feature called “Help” that describes highlighted menu item to help you understand the features.
  • Page 19: Setup And Connections

    3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-1. Unpacking Make sure you have received all these items listed below with the DIRECTV Remote Control POWER MUTING SLEEP FUNCTION TV/VIDEO PIC MODE ENTER FAVORITE FREEZE JUMP SIGNAL WIDE HELP CODE SET MODE RM-Y815 Cables S VIDEO Jack Audio/Video Jacks RF JACK...
  • Page 20 3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-1. Unpacking DIRECTV ® High-Definition 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.
  • Page 21: Back Panel Of The Directv ® High-definition Receiver

    3-2. Back Panel of the DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver...
  • Page 22 3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-2. Back Panel of the DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver 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 analog cable TV service outlet or cable box. Out to TV Provides an RF connection between the DIRECTV HD Receiver and the TV.
  • Page 23: General Recommendations

    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 ® 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 (RCA- type), or RF coaxial? - Do you have an external audio or audio/video system? Consider integrating the DIRECTV HD...
  • Page 24: Connecting To Antennas

    3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-4. Connecting to Antennas - No Dish Antenna Cable TV wall jack Receiving Signals 1. Connect the “Antenna” to the “ANT IN” jack on the DIRECTV 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.
  • Page 25 3-4. Connecting to Antennas - Round Dish (Satellite A) Antenna Cable TV wall jack Receiving Signals 1. Connect the “Antenna” to the “ANT IN” jack on the DIRECTV RF cable. 2. Connect the cable TV signal to the “CABLE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a coaxial RF cable.
  • Page 26 3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-4. Connecting to Antennas - Oval Dish (Satellite A, B) Antenna Cable TV wall jack Receiving Signals 1. Connect the “Antenna” to the “ANT IN” jack on the DIRECTV RF cable. 2. Connect the cable TV signal to the “CABLE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a coaxial RF cable. 3.
  • Page 27 3-4. Connecting to Antennas - Oval Dish (Satellite A, B, C) Antenna Cable TV wall jack Receiving Signals 1. Connect the “Antenna” to the “ANT IN” jack on the DIRECTV 2. Connect the cable TV signal to the “CABLE IN” jack on the DIRECTV HD Receiver using a coaxial RF cable. 3.
  • Page 28: Tv Connection

    3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-5. TV Connection - Analog TV Antenna Cable TV wall jack TV Viewing 1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV 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.
  • Page 29 3-5. TV Connection - HD Monitor (Y/PB/PR type) Antenna Cable TV wall jack TV Viewing 1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV 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.
  • Page 30 3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-5. TV Connection - HD Monitor (RGB type) Antenna Cable TV wall jack TV Viewing 1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV 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 connec- tor.
  • Page 31 3-5. TV Connection - HD Monitor (DVI-HDTV type) Antenna Cable TV wall jack TV Viewing 1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV 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.
  • Page 32: Vcr Connection

    3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-6. VCR Connection Antenna Cable TV wall jack TV Viewing Refer to Section 3.5, ‘TV Connection’. VCR Recording 1. Connect the “OUT TO TV” jack on the DIRECTV 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.
  • Page 33: Audio Connection

    3-7. Audio Connection - Digital Audio System Dolby AC-3 Connection 1. Connect the “DIGITAL AUDIO OUT” jack on the DIRECTV “SPDIF IN” jack on your Dolby Digital or Pro Logic decoder using a digital optical cable. (A digital optical cable is not supplied.) SPDIF IN ®...
  • Page 34 3. SETUP AND CONNECTIONS 3-7. Audio connection - Analog Hi-Fi System Analog stereo amplifier Audio cables Hi-Fi System Connection 1. Connect the Left and Right “AUDIO OUT” jacks of the DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver to the Left and Right “INPUT” jacks on your Hi-Fi audio system.
  • Page 35: Using The Front Panel Of The Directv High-definition Receiver

    4. FRONT PANEL AND REMOTE CONTROL 4-1. Using the Front Panel of the DIRECTV Power Turns the DIRECTV HD Receiver on or off. Display Window Shows DIRECTV HD Receiver status : Current output format, output type, and channel number. Remote Control Sensor Receives signals from the remote control.
  • Page 36: Using The Remote Control

    4. FRONT PANEL AND REMOTE CONTROL 4-2. Using the Remote Control POWER MUTING SLEEP FUNCTION TV/VIDEO PIC MODE ENTER FAVORITE FREEZE JUMP SIGNAL WIDE HELP CODE SET MODE RM-Y815 POWER buttons Turn on and off the DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver and TV. To operate your TV, you may need to first set up the remote control (see page 38).
  • Page 37 4-2. Using the Remote Control POWER MUTING SLEEP FUNCTION TV/VIDEO PIC MODE ENTER FAVORITE FREEZE JUMP SIGNAL WIDE HELP MODE CODE SET RM-Y815 DISPLAY button Opens the program information display for the current program. MENU button Opens the main Menu. CH (channel) +/- buttons Changes channels.
  • Page 38 4. FRONT PANEL AND REMOTE CONTROL 4-2. Using the Remote Control POWER MUTING SLEEP FUNCTION TV/VIDEO PIC MODE ENTER FAVORITE FREEZE JUMP SIGNAL WIDE HELP CODE SET MODE RM-Y815 POWER MUTING SLEEP POWER DVD MENU ENTER FORMAT FAVORITE HELP button Opens the on-screen Help menu when no on-screen displays are open.
  • Page 39: Programming The Remote Control

    4-3. Programming THE REMOTE CONTROL The RM-Y815 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 pages 39-40. 1. Find the code(s) for the brand of the device you want to operate with this remote control.
  • Page 40: Remote Control Codes For Other Components

    4. FRONT PANEL AND REMOTE CONTROL 4-4. Remote Control Codes for Other Components TV Codes Manufacturer Code Sony Admiral (M. Wards) 102, 114, 109 Bell & Howell (M. Wards) 114, 109, 138 Broksonic 103, 112 Craig 122, 123, 120, 121...
  • Page 41 338, 342 Toshiba 312, 311 Wards 327, 328, 335, 331, 332 Yamaha 330, 314, 336, 336, 337 Zenith DVD Codes Manufacturer Code Sony Panasonic Pioneer Toshiba AMP (Amplfier) Codes Manufacturer Code Sony Denon (Sharp) 516, 517, 518 Harmon 506, 507, 508...
  • Page 42 IMPORTANT: Check your TV screen to determine the format required. The format must be set to appropriate mode using format button on the front panel. The on screen display or the pic- ture may not appear if the wrong format mode is selected. When you turn on the DIRECTV ®...
  • Page 43: Viewing The Channel Banner

    6. BASIC OPERATION 6-1. Viewing the Channel Banner The Channel Banner appears whenever you tune to a new channel or press the Display 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. When the Channel Banner is displayed, pressing “...
  • Page 44 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 Definition Receiver can receive a signal from ANT, ANT/Digital, CABLE or DIRECTV. Lock Icon ( Indicates that the lock system is activated.
  • Page 45: Surfing Favorite Channels

    6-2. Surfing Favorite Channels The favorite list appears on the TV screen when you press the Favorite button on the remote con- trol. It enables you to surf up to 50 favorite channels that were chosen in the Edit Channel sec- tion of the Setup menu.
  • Page 46: Subscription To Directv

    6. BASIC OPERATION 6-3. Subscription to DIRECTV ® programming and ANT/CABLE-Only operation The DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver is designed to receive signals from DIRECTV, ANT and /or CABLE. 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 ...
  • Page 47: Advanced Program Guide  7-1. About The Advanced Program Guide

    7. ADVANCED PROGRAM GUIDE  7-1. About the Advanced Program Guide The DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide DIRECTV ® channels. The APG 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 APG allows you to view schedule and descriptive program information for the channels.
  • Page 48: Advanced Program Guide

    7. ADVANCED PROGRAM GUIDE  7-2. Layout of the Advanced Program Guide The on-screen guide maintains five 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 Shows program listings for all channels that you are eligible to access.
  • Page 49: Moving Through The Advanced Program Guide

    7-3. Moving through the Advanced Program Guide  The Advanced Program Guide 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 seven channels within an one and one half hour time slot.
  • Page 50: Selecting A Program

    7. ADVANCED PROGRAM GUIDE  7-4. Selecting a Program The top region of the guide screen displays the schedule and program information of the cur- rently highlighted program. You can also see other detailed information about the program by pressing the Display button. When you select the highlighted program by pressing “...
  • Page 51: Getting More Information

    7-5. Getting More Information Pressing the Display button will display available additional information about the highlighted program. It includes 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.
  • Page 52: Referring To Help

    7. ADVANCED PROGRAM GUIDE  7-6. Referring to Help Your basic understanding of certain features and terminology used in the APG will help you to fully enjoy the functionality of the DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver. The receiver’s unique feature called ‘Help’ serves as an on-line snapshot user’s manual. If you want to find out what the highlighted menu item is for and how it works while you are in the APG, just press and hold the “Help”...
  • Page 53: Making A Remind List For Future Viewing

    7-7. Making a Remind List for Future Viewing If you want to view a program scheduled in the future, you can put that program on the Remind List so that a reminder message will appear right before the program starts. To schedule a future viewing : 1.
  • Page 54 7. ADVANCED PROGRAM GUIDE  7-8. Purchasing DIRECTV If you subscribe to DIRECTV the DIRECTV promo channel, to determine if you would like to purchase them. To purchase PPV programs: 1. From the program guide, press “ ” on the remote control to select the PPV program. A dialog box will appear to ask you whether you want to purchase or not.
  • Page 55: Searching Programs By Category

    7-9. Searching Programs by Category You can search for specific programs by their categories. The category information of each program is provided by the APG so that you can choose one of them to search for matching programs. You can also set a search range to One Day or Three Days, (within 24 hours and 72 hours from now, respectively).
  • Page 56: Searching Programs By Keyword

    7. ADVANCED PROGRAM GUIDE  7-10. Searching Programs by Keyword You can also search for programs by keyword that include the keyword in their program titles or credit titles such as actor/actress name, director name, etc. To search programs by keyword: 1.
  • Page 57: Customization 8-1. The Structure Of The On-screen Menu

    8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-1. The Structure of the On-screen Menu In this menu system, there are several ways to customize the settings provided. Most menus consist of three levels to set up the options, but some menus go to and require further levels to be set.
  • Page 58: The On-screen Menu

    8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-2. The On-Screen Menu DIRECTV SETUP AUDIO PREFERENCE LOCK SYSTEM Guide Remind List Future Purchase Purchase List Messages Initial Setup Auto Program Manual Ch. Add Favorite/Ch. Edit Hook-up Help Clock Advanced Digital Output Audio Mode Audio Language Wide Mode Closed Caption Output Channel Out to TV...
  • Page 59: Previewing The Remind List

    8-3. Previewing the Remind List The Remind List shows the programs you have reserved in the Guide menu. You may cancel any program in the list by selecting the program. A pop-up screen will ask if you want to cancel it. To cancel a program in the Remind List: 1.
  • Page 60: Managing Program Purchases

    8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-4. Managing Program Purchases Future Purchase Allows you to review upcoming DIRECTV ® Pay Per View purchases. You may only cancel programs that were ordered through the DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver and have not been viewed. You may do this by selecting the program.
  • Page 61 8-4. Managing Program Purchases Purchase List Shows you a list of past DIRECTV 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.
  • Page 62: Checking The Messages

    8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-5. Checking the Messages Allows you to view the messages that are sent from DIRECTV. For example, you may receive a mes- sage requesting your attention to a new service or special program offering. To check the Messages: 1.
  • Page 63: Initializing The System

    8-6. Initializing the System About Initial Setup The DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver is capable of receiving three types of signals; ANT, CABLE and DIRECTV ® programming (if you are a DIRECTV function properly with your dish antenna. Select Dish Lets you 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.
  • Page 64 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-6. Initializing the System 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.
  • Page 65 8-6. Initializing the System Signal Strength 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.
  • Page 66 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-6. Initializing the System Channel Setup Searches for all channels available over the air or terrestrial in a selected local area. 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.
  • Page 67: Managing Channels

    8-7. 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.
  • Page 68 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-7. 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. To add the channels missed in your channel list: 1.
  • Page 69 8-7. Managing Channels 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 “...
  • Page 70 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-7. Managing Channels...
  • Page 71: Hook-up Help

    8.8 Hook-up Help Graphically depicts possible schemes for connecting on the DIRECTV dish antenna and other components. Since the connection that is best for you depends on the com- ponents in your system, keep in mind that an alternative connection may also be possible. To see Hook-up Help: 1.
  • Page 72: Setting The Clock

    8. CUSTOMIZATION 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.
  • Page 73 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 “ ”...
  • Page 74: Advanced

    ” to display the Advanced Setup Menu screen. Remote ID Lets you assign one of two remote ID’s. This can be useful if you have more than one Sony satellite receiver in one location. While the Remote ID menu is displayed, press the Code Set button, enter either “50”...
  • Page 75: Setting The Audio

    8-11. Setting the Audio Digital Output If you are using an external audio system that supports Dolby Digital, 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. An external Digital Output other than Dolby Digital and PCM may create a high pitched noise and cause damage.
  • Page 76 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-11. 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 Dolby Digital, formally known as AC-3 for Audio Coding 3rd Generation or 5.1 channel audio, is a coding technique that provides five independent, full frequency response audio channels and one low frequency bass channel.
  • Page 77 8-11. Setting the Audio Audio Mode Lets you 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 sec- ond audio program is broadcast in mono, if provided.
  • Page 78 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-11. 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 “...
  • Page 79: Choosing The Aspect Ratio

    8-12. Choosing the Aspect Ratio Lets you choose the screen format. When you view a high-definition picture using the video 1/2(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, Zoom1 or Zoom2.
  • Page 80 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-12. Choosing the Aspect Ratio Modes for viewing high definition content (16:9) WHEN OUTPUT FOR- MAT 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.
  • Page 81: Setting Closed Caption

    8-13. Setting Closed Caption Lets you select a mode for displaying Closed Caption Data. You can choose the Analog Caption Service or the Digital Caption Service. In the Analog Caption Service, Caption 1-4 dis- play program’s dialog, and Text 1-4 display information for a data service. In the Digital Caption Service, Service 1-6 represent each Language Service.
  • Page 82 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-13. Setting Closed Caption Analog Caption Service 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.
  • Page 83: Setting Default Signal Out

    8-14. Setting Default Signal Out Output Channel Lets you choose the channel used to view the DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver when connected to the TV from the “OUT TO TV” jack, either channel 3 or, 4. Make sure your TV is set to the selected channel and that the DIRECTV HD Receiver’s Format is set at “Video 1/2”.
  • Page 84 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-14. Setting Default Signal Out Out to TV -- Default Connection Lets you choose whether the OUT TO TV jack is connected to either the CABLE IN or ANT IN jack in standby mode. To set the standby mode default signal source: 1.
  • Page 85: Setting The Digital Tv Input

    8-15. Setting the Digital TV Input Digital TV Input The DIRECTV ® High-Definition Receiver is also capable of receiving an 8-VSB signal, if any, via cable service. Before you move the highlight in the sub menu, the dialogue box will pop up to make sure if you want to change the mode. After changing it, you should run “Auto Program”...
  • Page 86: Running Auto Demo

    8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-16. Running Auto Demo Shows you how to navigate through the on-screen menus of the DIRECTV Definition Receiver. To run Auto Demo: 1. Press the Menu button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu. 2. Scroll down using “ 3.
  • Page 87: Setting Locks

    8-17. Setting Locks Lock System Lets you set up specific channels, ratings and spending limits through blocking schemes. Activates or disables 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.
  • Page 88: Setting Locks

    8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-17. 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 cor- rect password to view the channel.
  • Page 89 8-17. 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.
  • Page 90 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-17. 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.
  • Page 91 8-17. 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.
  • Page 92 8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-17. Setting Locks Spending Limit Sets the spending limit of each PPV program. 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.
  • Page 93: Testing The System

    8-18. Testing the System Checks the integrity of the DIRECTV message will be displayed. To test DIRECTV HD Receiver : 1. Press the Menu button on the Remote Control to display the on-screen menu. 2. Scroll down using “ ” on the remote control. 3.
  • Page 94: Replace Card

    8. CUSTOMIZATION 8-19. Replace Card DIRECTV may issue you a replacement access card periodically, if you are a DIRECTV customer. 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 back panel of the DIRECTV Receiver.
  • Page 95: Upgrading Software

    8-20. Upgrading Software 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 1.
  • Page 96: Help

    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 you want information about the highlighted item.
  • Page 97 9-1. Help The Help is an on-line version of this Operating Guide. You can review many features of the DIRECTV ® High-Definition 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 func- tional explanation of the front and back panel, and an instructive note about the Menu and the ...
  • Page 98: Product Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Television System Channel Coverage Digital TV CATV DIRECTV Inputs/Output ATSC/NTSC RF Inputs RF Output DIRECTV RF Input DVI-HDTV Output RGB Output Component Video Output S-Video Output Video Output Digital Audio Analog Audio Access Card Authorized Service Port Supplied Accessories Remote Control Batteries Cables...
  • Page 99: Troubleshooting

    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 (1-800-347-3288) regarding DIRECTV...
  • Page 100 TROUBLESHOOTING SYMPTOMS Normal picture but no sound. Picture is distorted. Available channels are missing. 4:3 Aspect ratio cannot be selected. 16:9 Aspect ratio cannot be selected. The remote control is not responding. The timer does not work. You forget your password. SOLUTIONS - Check volume levels.
  • Page 101: Warranty

    About Sony Customer Support Every DIRECTV System manufactured by Sony comes with Sony’s Express Support at no charge to you. In the event of a system failure, our Express Support Program can have a replacement receiver on its way to you via overnight Federal Express (for calls Monday-Friday until 7:30 pm Eastern Time;...
  • Page 102: Software License Agreement

    FAR or DFARS clause or this Sony Software License Agreement. Limited Warranty 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 provid- ed for the Product when properly installed and used.
  • Page 103: Purchasing Directv ® Pay Per View Programs

    Index AC-3 14, 75 Access Card 21, 93 Advanced Program Guide (APG) 16, 46-55 Advanced Setup 73 Analog Audio Signals 15 Analog TV Connection 27 ANT IN Jack 23, 23-31 Antennas Connection 23-26 Arrow Keys, on front panel 34 Aspect Ratio Setting 78, 79 ATSC 10 Audio Connection 32, 33 Audio Language 77...
  • Page 104 Contact DIRECTV with questions about service, programming or billing: 1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288) Printed in KOREA www.DIRECTV.com Contact Sony with questions about your Digital Satellite Receiver: 1-800-838-SONY (7669) www.sony.com/support...

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