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USER'S GUIDE

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    SATELLITE RECEIVER USER'S GUIDE...

  • Page 2: Safety Information

    Safety Information WARNING To reduce risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this receiver to rain or moisture. Cautions Note to Cable TV Installer: Note to Satellite Dish Installer: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Care and Cleaning: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE WARNING COVER (OR BACK).

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents First Things First ... 3 ® What is the DSS System? ... 4 What’s in the Box ... 5 Using This Manual ... 6 The Point and Select Method ... 7 ® Connecting Your DSS Receiver to Your TV ... 8 Things to Know Before Connecting Components ...

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    Table of Contents Viewing Hours ... 45 Setting Up Spending Limits ... 45 Locking a User’s Profile ... 46 Locking the System ... 46 Choosing Your Profile ... 47 Options ... 48 Look and Feel ... 49 System Options ... 50 Alternate Audio ...

  • Page 5: First Things First

    First Things First First Things First Read the First Two Chapters The first two chapters of the manual introduce ® you to your DSS system, and show you how to use the on-screen guides and menus. In First Things First, you’ll learn: •...

  • Page 6: What Is The Dss System

    First Things First What is the DSS ® You’ve purchased the DSS Digital Satellite System, so you already know a lot of the great things it offers. You know that the DSS ® system uses the latest satellite technology to deliver television programming to your home.

  • Page 7: What's In The Box

    First Things First What’s in the Box The following items come with your DSS • Receiver (with access card inserted) • Remote Control • VCR Controller Receiver VCR Controller Installing Batteries In the Remote Control Follow these steps whenever you need to install or change the ®...

  • Page 8: Using This Manual

    First Things First Using This Manual There are a couple of conventions used in this manual that might help you read it. • Words that appear in ALL CAPS indicate the name of a button. • The names of on-screen menu options are shown in italics. Important Note about This User’s Manual This manual assumes that your DSS...

  • Page 9: The Point And Select Method

    First Things First The Point and Select Method Point and Select is the two-step method you use to navigate through the menu system and program guides. Once you know how to point and select, you can explore the menus to learn more about how your DSS ®...

  • Page 10: Connecting Your Dss Receiver To Your Tv

    First Things First Connecting Your DSS Your TV During the satellite dish antenna installation, the receiver may have been connected to your TV with just a coaxial cable for the system test. Depending on what components you have, another connection may provide better picture and audio quality. The following sections provide cable and connection information to help you decide what connection is best for you.

  • Page 11: Jacks And Cables

    S-video jack carries only the picture signal, not the sound. Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type) The audio/video jacks provide very good picture and stereo sound quality, and should be used if your TV has no S-Video jack.

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    First Things First Connection A Best Picture and Sound Quality To use this connection you must have: • TV with separate RF, audio/video, and S-Video inputs (jacks) • VCR with RF and audio/video inputs • Coaxial, audio/video, and S-Video cables To connect TV, VCR and antenna or cable box: 1.

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    First Things First Connection B Very Good Picture and Sound Quality To use this connection you must have: • TV with separate RF and audio/video inputs (jacks) • VCR with RF and audio/video inputs • Coaxial and audio/video cables To connect TV, VCR and antenna or cable box: 1.

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    First Things First Connection C Good Picture and Sound Quality To use this connection you must have: • TV with RF input (jack) • VCR with RF and audio/video inputs • Coaxial and audio/video cables To connect TV, VCR, and antenna or cable box: 1.

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    First Things First Connection D Good Picture and Sound Quality To use this connection you must have: • TV with RF input • Coaxial cables To connect TV and antenna or cable box: 1. Connect coaxial cables as shown. ® To receive DSS programming: •...

  • Page 16: Connecting The Vcr Controller

    First Things First Connecting the VCR Controller ® In order for the DSS receiver and VCR to communicate, you need to attach the VCR Controller to the back of the receiver. 1. Plug the VCR Controller into the VCR CONTROL jack on the ®...

  • Page 17: Selecting A Vcr Type

    First Things First Selecting a VCR Type When you connect a VCR Controller, you need to tell the DSS receiver which VCR brand you are using. 1. Press MENU•SELECT on the remote to bring up the Main menu. 2. Point to Options and press MENU•SELECT. 3.

  • Page 18: Choosing A Dss Output Channel

    First Things First ® Choosing a DSS If you are using the OUT TO TV jack to send the signal to a TV, you need to know about the agile modulator. The agile modulator allows you to select the television channel you want to use when you output the DSS on the back of the receiver.

  • Page 19: Single Tv Output

    First Things First ® Sending the DSS Signal to multiple TVs The most important feature of the agile modulator is that it creates a unique DSS ® television channel. This unique channel can be combined with other TV channels on your antenna or cable system.

  • Page 20: Connecting A Compatible D-vhs Vcr

    If you have a D-VHS VCR you must connect both devices so they can send and receive digital signals. 1) Connect a digital audio/video (DAV) cable as shown. 2) Connect RCA type audio/video cables as shown. The D-VHS VCR and DSS ®...

  • Page 21: Program Guides

    Program Guides Program Guides What is a Program Guide? A program guide is an on-screen programming schedule. There are several types of guides, each presenting the schedule in a different format. Using the program guide is easy as long as you remember the Point and Select rule.

  • Page 22: Anatomy Of A Program Guide

    Program Guides Anatomy of a Program Guide The following diagram shows you the kind of information you will see in the program guides. “Family” is one of five selectable Profiles Returns you to previous screen Help gives you more information Sort the guide by: Topics, Movies, or Sports Scrolls through...

  • Page 23: Anatomy Of The Channel Banner

    Program Guides Anatomy of The Channel Banner Some of the items you select in the guides can also be selected in the channel banner. Program titles and information Takes you to the Main menu Locks and unlocks the system Sorts the guide alphabetically by title The channel banner appears whenever you tune to a channel, exit a guide, or press INFO on the remote.

  • Page 24: Using The Guide Button

    Program Guides Using the GUIDE Button Each press of the GUIDE button takes you to an alternate type of program guide. The Detail Guide The Detail Guide shows five channels in a time-and-channel format, with program information for the highlighted program. The Grid Guide The Grid Guide shows seven channels in a time-and-channel format.

  • Page 25: Tuning To A Program

    Program Guides Tuning to a Program To tune directly to a current program listed in the guide, point to the program and press MENU•SELECT. To see information about a program in the guide, press INFO. The Program Details screen appears and gives you several options.

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    Program Guides The Channel Guide Displays a channel’s programming schedule in a channel-by- channel format. The Logo Guide Displays channel logos for the current user’s profile. The Attractions Guide Displays a list of channels that show coming attractions and special events information. You can point to any program and tune to that channel, get more information, or set a timer to...

  • Page 27: Sorting The Guides

    Program Guides Sorting the Guides Sorting the guide is a way of organizing the guide to show only the types of programs that interest you. There are several on- screen buttons that sort the guide in different ways. The Sorting buttons appear at the bottom of the Grid Guide and Detail Guide.

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    Program Guides Movies Select the Movies button to list movies only. After selecting Movies, the Movies button changes to a Movies Themes button. Select the Movies Themes button to sort the guide to list specific types of movies, such as comedies or musicals. Select a Movies Themes that interests you.

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    Program Guides AlphaSort AlphaSort lists in alphabetical order all the program titles in the current guide. Select the AlphaSort button to search for specific program titles that are in the current program guide. Use the arrow button to highlight a character, then press MENU•SELECT. AlphaSort button For example, to search for the program, Auto Racing, the first letter you should enter is “A”.

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    Program Guides Scout The Scout button lets you assign “Scouts” to search the guide for very specific program information, such as actor’s names or program descriptions. Select the Scout button to view the available scouts. Point to an available Scout, and select it. Select the Enter Text button to set up the information the Scout will look for in the program guide.

  • Page 31: Other Guides

    Program Guides Other Guides The Other Guides button lets you sort the guide by different variables, such as future times, user profile channel lists, and channel groups. You can then choose a guide format to view the program information. Select the Other Guides button. You can select multiple sort parameters.

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    Program Guides The other buttons Exit Exits the guide and returns you to normal viewing on the current channel. Press MENU•SELECT to continue. Help Brings up additional information about the guide. Press MENU•SELECT to continue. Down Arrow The arrow button allows you to scroll down through other channels in the guide.

  • Page 33: The Menu System

    The Menu System The Menu System What’s a Menu? The DSS ® system menu is a list of choices, just like a menu in a restaurant. And, just as a restaurant menu is divided into sections such as appetizers, entrees, and desserts, the on-screen menus are also separated into sections to help you find the information you need.

  • Page 34: Using The Menu System

    The Menu System Using the Menu System To bring up the Main menu, press MENU•SELECT on the remote. Use point and select to choose an item from the Main menu. To use the menu system, you need to know the Point and Select rule.

  • Page 35: Menu Descriptions

    The Menu System Menu Descriptions This section briefly describes each of the available Main menu options. More information about each menu and its features is included later in this chapter. Program Guide Shows the on-screen programming schedules. Mailbox Use to read mail messages from your program providers. Purchases Use to review or cancel upcoming purchases, and to review past purchases.

  • Page 36: The Program Guide

    The Menu System The Program Guide Selecting Program Guide brings up your default program guide: the Detail Guide, the Grid Guide or SurfGuide. Anatomy of a Program Guide The following diagram shows you the kind of information you will see in the Detail Guide and Grid Guide. “Family”...

  • Page 37: The Mailbox

    The Menu System The Mailbox The mailbox shows you messages that are sent—or “mailed”— from your program providers. For example, you may receive a message calling your attention to a new service. How to tell when you have mail There are two ways to tell if you have mail, depending on whether the DSS ®...

  • Page 38: Pay-per-view Programs

    The Menu System Pay-Per-View Programs Pay-per-view programs (PPV) are programs that you purchase— like a movie ticket—on an event-by-event basis. For instance, there might be a specific channel that runs nothing but previews for movies. After previewing the movie, you can purchase it or find out more details about it.

  • Page 39: Using The Program Guide For Ppv Programs

    However, your program provider may offer PPV programs that are coded so that you cannot record them. You need to connect your phone line to your satellite receiver to be able to order PPV programs using the on-screen menus.

  • Page 40: Using The Attractions Guide

    The Menu System Using the Attractions Guide Your program providers may offer future programming events not currently listed in your Program guide. These events are called “coming attractions,” and can be previewed in the Attractions Guide. 1. Press the GUIDE button until the Detail Guide or Grid Guide appears on-screen.

  • Page 41: Using The Purchases Menu

    The Menu System Using the Purchases Menu The Purchases menu allows you to review upcoming and past purchases. The Purchases menu shows you upcoming or past purchases, and spending limits. The list of purchases may be longer than one screen; use the down arrow keys to see more items.

  • Page 42: Spending Limits

    The Menu System Spending Limits Use the Spending Limit option to indicate a per-event spending limit for pay-per-view programs. 1. Point to Spending Limit, and press MENU•SELECT. You can set a per-event spending limit for each Profile. 2. Use the digits on the remote or use the arrow keys to enter a single-program spending limit.

  • Page 43: Timers Feature

    The Menu System Timers Feature The Timers feature allows you to preset your system to automatically tune to a particular channel at a predetermined time. Recording with Timer To use the Timers feature, select Timers from the Main menu to bring up the Timers screen.

  • Page 44: Setting Up Timer Recordings

    The Menu System Setting Up Timer Recordings The Timers feature allows you to set up timer recordings if: • You connect the VCR Controller to your DSS tell the receiver what type of VCR you are using. • Or, if using a D-VHS VCR, the digital audio/video (DAV) cable is connected.

  • Page 45: Profiles

    The Menu System Profiles When you select Profiles from the Main menu, the first screen you see is the User Profiles control panel. In addition to the Family profile, you can create as many as four different profiles that can be easily accessed by using the WHO button on the remote control.

  • Page 46: Setting The Ratings Limit

    The Menu System Add or Delete All Channels You might be able to save time when creating a channel list by using the Add All Chans option or the Delete All Chans option to either add all channels or delete all channels before removing or adding individual channels.

  • Page 47: Viewing Hours

    The Menu System Viewing Hours Use the Viewing Hours option to limit the total amount of time, as well as the viewing hours a user can watch programming. 1. Point to Viewing Hours, and press MENU•SELECT. You can limit viewing seven days a week. 2.

  • Page 48: Locking A User's Profile

    The Menu System Locking a User’s Profile Each user can be assigned a personal password to lock his or her profile. When a password is assigned, the user must enter the password before he or she can view programs using that profile. Profile passwords do no allow access to, or editing of the profile limits.

  • Page 49: Choosing Your Profile

    The Menu System Unlocking the System When the system is unlocked, the channel, spending, viewing, and ratings limits, that you have set are no longer in effect. 1. Point to Unlock System and press MENU•SELECT. 2. Point to Yes and press MENU•SELECT to confirm that you want to unlock the system.

  • Page 50: Options

    The Menu System Options The Options menu lets you set up personal preferences for the look and feel of the system as well as how some of the features work. The Options menu lets you change how the system works. The following sections explain your options when changing your personal preferences.

  • Page 51: Look And Feel

    The Menu System About DSS Select About DSS from the Options menu to choose from a list of on-line Help topics. Point and select to find out about the specific parts of the DSS ® system, then use the right arrow key to continue through each of the Help screens or press MENU•SELECT to return to the Help menu.

  • Page 52: System Options

    The Menu System System Options System Test The System Test display screen is accessed through the Options menu, and allows you to initiate diagnostic procedures on the DSS ® system. You should use this feature to get your Access Card number, or when your receiver doesn’t seem to be working correctly.

  • Page 53: Alternate Audio

    The Menu System RF Remote Setup The remote can control the DSS using both IR (Infrared) signals and RF (radio frequency) signals. IR signals require line of sight to the receiver’s front panel remote sensor. RF signals can control the receiver from other parts of your house–even through walls.

  • Page 54: The Dish Pointing Menu Screen

    Follow these steps to obtain your dish pointing coordinates: 1. Turn on your television and satellite receiver. 2. Tune your television to the satellite receiver’s output channel. 3. Press MENU•SELECT on the remote or front panel to bring up the Main menu.

  • Page 55: Using The On-screen Signal Meter

    Follow these steps to bring up the on-screen signal meter: 1. Turn on your television and satellite receiver. 2. Tune your television to the satellite receiver’s output channel. 3. Press MENU•SELECT on the remote or front panel to bring up the Main menu.

  • Page 56: Home Control

    The Menu System Home Control Home Control lets you remotely control several lamps and appliances through your DSS you must connect a Home Control Data Interface to the receiver and a remote module to the device you want to control. These devices are available as accessories sold through your digital satellite dealer or the accessories order form at the back of this book.

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    The Menu System 2. Select a device you would like to control. Keep track of devices by assigning a label. 3. Complete the on-screen sentence using the arrow buttons and MENU•SELECT. Press MENU•SELECT to scroll through the lists of appliances and locations. 4.

  • Page 58: Fetch Menu

    The Menu System Fetch Menu The Fetch menu is a list of favorite menu items that you define. Press the FETCH button on the remote. The Fetch menu appears. You can select up to eight menu items to appear in this menu. The Fetch menu is a convenient way to call up frequently used menu items.

  • Page 59: Reference

    Reference Reference How It All Works Although the DSS ® system is simple to use, there are a number of parts in the system. Don’t be overwhelmed. This section explains how these different parts work together to bring a picture to your screen. What’s It For? This section also describes the controls located on the front and back of the receiver.

  • Page 60: Parts Of The Dss System

    Reference ® Parts of the DSS System One way to understand the DSS ® system is to look at the ® different parts of the system—from the studio down to the DSS receiver and remote control in your living room. Uplink Center Satellite Dish Antenna Satellite...

  • Page 61: Home View

    Reference Home View These parts are inside of or attached to your house. Satellite Dish DSS Receiver Telephone Jack ® Satellite Dish Antenna Picks up the satellite’s coded program information and relays it to your DSS satellite dish may be installed in different locations on or around your house.

  • Page 62: Controls And Buttons

    Reference Controls and Buttons This part of the Reference sections discusses the controls and buttons located on the receiver and the remote control. ON/OFF INFO MENU SELECT ANTENNA The Access Card door slides open so that you can replace the card when necessary. Front Panel Controls ON/OFF Turns the DSS ®...

  • Page 63: Back Panel Controls

    Reference D-VHS FROM S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO Back Panel Controls IN FROM ANT Use to connect an off-air antenna or cable TV signal to the DSS system. ® OUT TO TV Use to connect the DSS your TV has audio/video jacks, you should use those jacks to get better picture and sound quality.

  • Page 64: Remote Control Buttons

    Reference Remote Control Buttons POWER Turns the device you are controlling on or off. TV Tells the remote to control the TV. VCR Tells the remote to control the VCR. AUX Tells the remote to control an alternative device connected to your TV. DSS1/DSS2 Lets you control two DSS ®...

  • Page 65: Programming The Remote Control

    TVs, VCRs, and cable boxes. The remote is programmed to control most RCA, GE and ProScan TVs and VCRs. The remote needs to be programmed to control other manufacturers’ brands.

  • Page 66: Programming The Remote To Control Your Tv

    Reference Programming the Remote to Control Your TV To determine whether your remote needs to be programmed, turn the TV on, point the remote at the TV, and press the TV button. Then press CHAN UP or DOWN to see whether the TV responds to the remote commands.

  • Page 67: Programming The Remote To Control Other Devices

    Reference Programming the Remote to Control Other Devices The AUX button is a device button that can be programmed to control a second VCR, a cable box, or a laserdisc player. 1. Turn on the device to be programmed. 2. Look up your brand and its code number on code list on the following pages.

  • Page 68: Remote Codes

    Quasar ... 012, 038, 092, 111 Radio Shack ... 000, 021, 025, 036, ... 037, 059, 064, 078 RCA ... 000, 006, 011, 019, 027, 034, ... 038, 044, 046, 088, 100, 101, 109 Realistic ... 021 Laserdisc/DVD Player Codes Sampo ...

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    Portland ... 044, 045, 052 ProScan ... 000 Quartz ... 002 Quasar ... 008, 053 RCA ... 000, 005, 007, 008, ... 028, 035, 037, 054, 069 Radio Shack/Realistic .. 002, 006, 008, ... 009, 012,015, 019, 027, 043, 053 Cable Box/Satellite Receiver Codes NSC ...

  • Page 70: Glossary

    Reference Glossary The following is a list of terms used in this manual. There is also a glossary contained within the ® About DSS menu of your DSS system. ® ® Access Card Identifies you to the DSS system service providers and is required for your DSS system to work.

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    Reference Mailbox Stores incoming electronic messages sent to you by your program providers. The Mailbox is accessed through the on-screen menu system. Main Menu The first list of choices in the DSS ® system on-screen menus. Press the MENU button on the remote or front panel to bring up the Main menu.

  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    Reference Troubleshooting ® The DSS System Test allows you to run a basic diagnostics check on your DSS ® system. If you are experiencing any trouble with your system, run the system test. Make sure that • All connections—jacks, cables, etc. are correctly in place. See the section, Connecting Your DSS information.

  • Page 73: Appendix A: Warranty Information

    For your protection, insure all shipments for full replacement value and use a reliable shipper. Thomson assumes no responsibility for warranty shipments from the customer to the factory if not shipped in the manner prescribed by Thomson. RCA DIGITAL SATELLITE SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY What your warranty covers: •...

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    Appendix A: Warranty Information How you get service: • Call 1-800-679-4776 and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready. The model/serial number information is on the back of your receiver. • A representative will troubleshoot your problem over the phone. •...

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    Appendix A: Warranty Information What your warranty does not cover: • Acts of God, such as but not limited to lightning damage. • Adjustment of customer controls. • Damage from misuse or neglect. • A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes.

  • Page 76: Appendix B: Fcc Regulations

    “How To Identify and Resolve Radio/TV Interference Problems”. This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Please specify stock number 004-000-00345-4 when ordering copies. ® satellite receiver with respect to the radio or television equipment that is ® equipment from ®...

  • Page 77: Appendix C: Accessories

    Appendix C: Accessories RG-6 Coaxial Burial Cable with weatherproof “F” connectors Stereo Audio/Video Cable with gold RCA-type connectors Self-Installer’s Kit contains cable and hardware to install the dish and connect the system. Remote Control replaces POWER DSS 1 DSS 2...

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    Appendix C: Accessories Charge your order on your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card by filling in below USE YOUR CREDIT CARD IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your VISA card My card expires: IMPORTANT: Copy complete account number from your MasterCard Copy Number My card above your...

  • Page 79: Index

    Index About DSS 49 Access card 59 number 18 Accessories 75 Agile modulator 16 resetting 16 All button 26 AlphaSort button 27 Alternative audio 51 Alternative data 51 Attractions Guide 24, 38 Back panel controls 61 Batteries installing in the remote 5 Buttons 62 Cancelling purchases 39 Channel banner...

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    Index Passwords 46 Pay-per-view programs 36 tuning to 36 Profiles channel lists 43 choosing 47 locking 46 menu 33, 43 ratings limits 44 spending limits 45 unlocking 47 viewing hours 45 Program guides 4, 19, 23 anatomy 20, 34 Attractions Guide 24 buttons 23 Channel Guide 24 default 22...

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    If your DSS ® system needs service, please contact your dealer or the nearest Servicenter 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.

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