Satellite Receiver User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.
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Using Automatic Code Search ... 11 Using Direct Entry ... 12 Operating Other Components ... 12 Modes of Operation ... 12 Controlling a Second RCA Satellite Receiver ... 12 Chapter 3: Satellite Receiver Features The Program Guide ... 15 Displaying the Toolbar ... 15 The Channel Banner ...
Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your digital satellite receiver depending on the components you want to connect and the quality of the signal you want to achieve. The next four pages show three options for connecting your satellite receiver to your other components, plus instructions for connecting your satellite receiver to a digital audio receiver.
Tune the satellite receiver to the desired channel. Then set your VCR to record on the proper input channel (video line input if using A/V cables to connect the VCR to the satellite receiver, channel 3 or 4 if using RF coaxial cable).
40 in this manual). Then tune the satellite receiver to the desired channel. To record DIRECTV programming: Follow the steps in the previous step, then tune the satellite receiver to the desired channel. Set your VCR to record on its proper input channel (channel 3 or 4).
System Setup, then Receiver Options, and finally select Output Channel. Use the remote control’s arrow and SELECT buttons to highlight and select the desired output channel. Tune the TV to that channel to see the satellite receiver’s picture.
AUDIO S-VIDEO Making the Connection Connect one end of the optical cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO output jack on the satellite receiver, and to the digital audio input jack on your digital audio receiver/decoder. Jacks and Cables Below is a description of the jacks and cables you can use to make connections. Not all cables come with your digital satellite receiver.
Use an optical digital audio cable to make this connection. IN FROM ANT Connect a standard TV antenna or cable feed to the satellite receiver using this jack. You can then switch between the satellite receiver’s signal and the TV/cable feed using the remote control’s ANTENNA button to toggle between the two.
If your TV brand is RCA, GE, or Proscan, press the TV button on the remote control to turn on the TV. If your TV brand is not RCA, GE, or Proscan, see page 11 in the next section, Using the Remote Control, for details on programming the satellite receiver’s remote control to...
ON OFF AUX1 AUX2 DIRECTV MUTE SKIP DIRECTV button CH - FETCH GO BACK GUIDE INFO Arrow SELECT buttons SELECT button MENU CLEAR MENU button CLEAR button Complete the Assisted Setup If you installed your satellite dish antenna yourself, you may have already used the Assisted Setup to find dish-pointing coordinates, acquire and fine- tune the signal, and run a system test.
WHO•INPUT Press one or more times to scroll through the user profiles. When using the remote control to operate an RCA, GE, or PROSCAN TV (in TV mode), press the WHO•INPUT button one or more times to scroll through the available video input sources.
Front Panel Buttons POWER Use to turn your digital satellite receiver on for viewing or off when you are not viewing it. Your receiver will still be able to download software upgrades and receive messages from program providers when it is off.
DIRECTV button is used to control the first RCA satellite receiver and the AUX1 button is used to control the second RCA satellite receiver. If your second receiver is an RCA, GE, or Proscan and you want to control it using the AUX1 button, use code 5001. Code 5000 is used by the DIRECTV button.
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Display Guide Chapter 3 Chapter 3: Satellite Receiver Features The Program Guide The diagram on the left shows you the kind of information you see in the program guides. You can access a toolbar at the bottom of the program guide by pressing the FETCH button while in the guide (see the Toolbar section at the bottom of this page).
• Press the remote control’s INFO, DIRECTV, or GO BACK buttons while watching programming. • Press the up arrow, down arrow, or INFO on the satellite receiver’s front panel. • Exit the on-screen menu system (except when you press the CLEAR button on your remote control).
The DIRECTV INTERACTIVE™ Feature Your digital satellite receiver includes DIRECTV INTERACTIVE, powered by Wink Communications®, a free service that gives you the opportunity to interact with TV programming and advertising. You can use your remote control to get program- related information, respond to free offers during commercials and even make purchases while you watch TV. To use this feature, you must have your receiver plugged directly into a telephone outlet (or into a compatible wireless modem).
To go forward or reverse by a 6-hour block of time, use the FORWARD and REVERSE buttons on the remote control. Note: Your digital satellite receiver can store up to three days of programming information. Getting all this information can take up to 6 hours to download.
More Details There’s a variety of program information sent along with standard broadcast signals, and your digital satellite receiver can display much of it (if available). The More Details menu can offer information (if available) about Actors and Roles, the Director, the Writer, Original Materials, the Production Studio, Awards, Keywords associated with the program, and the original release Date and Run Length.
Satellite Receiver Features The Suggestion Guide Displays a list of programs based on programming that has been previously watched under that user profile. Viewing suggestions are created for each active user profile. You can view and change your suggestions, or change the settings for the Viewing Suggestions feature from the Viewing Suggestions control panel.
Note: When the digital satellite receiver is first plugged in or turned on after an extended power outage, there will only be a few hours of Guide information for search features to work with. It can take several hours for all three days of Guide data to be completely downloaded to your receiver.
Satellite Receiver Features The Guide Toolbar The Detail and Grid Guides have a special toolbar you can access by pressing FETCH in those guides. This toolbar offers several ways of organizing and searching through program guide information so that you can find the programs you want more quickly and easily, even if you don’t know their names.
Tip: No Menus? If the Main menu doesn’t appear when you press MENU, the remote control might not be in DIRECTV mode. Try pressing the DIRECTV button on the remote, and then MENU. Tip: Using On-screen Help Press the remote control’s INFO button at any time for more information.
CTIVE™ system f or setting up interactive TV ser vice. The Program Guide Note: The program guide is described in detail in the previous chapter, Satellite Receiver Features, starting on page 15. Selecting Program Guides from the Main menu displays a menu with a variety of display options available.
Caller ID Your digital satellite receiver is ca pable of displaying and storing Caller ID inf ormation pr ovided by your local telephone company. To use this feature, you must have your receiver directly plugged into a telephone outlet (or a RC930 wireless modem) and you must subscribe to Caller ID or similar caller identification services from your telephone company.
The Caller ID List Screen The digital satellite receiver can stor e up to 20 call entries in the Caller ID List scr een. When the memor y is full, a new call automaticall y replaces the oldest call in memor y. The list also tells y ou if you have received multiple calls from the same n umber.
Highlight and select an upcoming purchase from the Future Purchases scr een. You can review the program description, as well as cancel an upcoming purchase. Note: Only pay per view programs that were ordered from the satellite receiver and have not yet aired may be cancelled.
Note: The options available to you may vary according to the type of program you select. Timers The Timers f eature allows you to pr eset your digital satellite receiver to automatically tune to a particular channel at a predetermined time .
For example, if you want to use the character “ñ,” first choose the tilde, then choose “N” in the keyboard. Copying Profile Settings To make cr eating or editing a profile easier, your digital satellite receiver gives you the ability to use the settings of a previously set pr ofile.
(if desired). 3. When all fields ar e set up cor rectly, the satellite receiver r eturns to the pr evious display. Note: After Spending Limits are set and the system is locked, the system password will be required to purchase a pay per view program that costs more than the set Spending Limits allow.
Temporarily Unlocking the System When y ou attempt to access a channel that is block ed by one or mor e limits (and the system is lock ed), you will be asked to o verride limits by entering the four-digit system password. If you enter the pass word to o verride a limit, you can choose whether the system r emains unlocked until you turn off the receiver, or whether the system r emains unlocked for the duration of the pr ogram that exceeded one of y our limits.
Choosing Your Profile Each time you turn on the digital satellite receiver, the Family profile is selected b y default, so this should be the pr ofile with the most r estrictive limits you want enforced across all pr ofiles.
Guide Settings Lets y ou choose which guide a ppears first when y ou press the GUIDE button on the r emote contr ol. The choices ar e Grid Guide or Detail Guide. Guide Settings also lets you choose whether the default guide is sor ted numerically by channel numbers or alphabeticall y by channel names, as well as whether the Grid Guide sho ws each channel by its call letters or b y its channel number.
Receiver Index The Receiv er Index feature allows you to get detailed information about your digital satellite receiver. The Receiv er Index has information about pr ogram guides, the menu system, the remote contr ol, the receiver’s front and back panels, along with a glossary of words commonl y used when discussing digital satellite receivers and a list of answers to Fr equently Ask ed Questions about satellite receivers.
Remote Setup This allo ws you to choose which r emote contr ol button will contr ol the digital satellite receiver. You can choose betw een DIRECTV and AUX1 buttons. The default is DIRECTV. Use the r emote contr ol’s arrow and SELECT buttons to mak e your choice and follow the on-screen instructions.
Tilt is the circular rotation of the dish itself, like the motion of a steering wheel. Dish Pointing The Dish P ointing menu helps you set up your digital satellite receiver and optimize y our reception of the satellite signal. Selecting Your Dish Antenna It is impor tant to complete each of the following steps required for y our satellite dish antenna.
System Upgrades Your digital satellite receiver is able to r eceive upgrades or modifications to some of its f eatures and functions. These modifications will occur automaticall y, usually at times when your r eceiver would likely be turned off.
Running the System Test (later in this section) can also help you diagnose and solve many common problems. Note: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit your home for a fee to set up your digital satellite receiver and to instruct you in its operation.
• If you’re entering a channel number that is less than four digits long, the receiver might wait two seconds before actually tuning to the channel. • If you are trying to operate a device other than the digital satellite receiver that you have programmed the remote to control, make sure you press the corresponding device button (DVD, VCR, etc.) first.
The System Test allows you to run a basic diagnostics check on your digital satellite receiver. If you are experiencing any trouble with your receiver, run the system test. It will also allow you to get your access card and receiver ID numbers or to initiate diagnostic procedures on your digital satellite receiver.
RCA® – DIRECTV® SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.
Other Information Limited Warranty (continued) To receive a replacement receiver after we have received your unit: • Write the SR number on the outside of the carton used to return the unit. Make sure you insure your shipment in case of damage or loss. •...
If trouble is experienced with this digital satellite receiver, for repair or warranty information please refer to the appropriate section of this manual. This product is not user serviceable. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
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Channel sort 22 Logo guide 19 CLEAR button 10 Look and feel 32 Code list cable box 14 remote control 13 satellite receiver 14 Mail VCR 13 Color scheme 33 Connections 2, 7, 11 Main Menu 24 jacks and cables 6...
If your digital satellite receiver needs service, please contact your dealer or the nearest Service Center from the Yellow Pages. Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product.