Programming the Satellite TV ReceiverWritten by Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
Programming Satellite TV Receiver By Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
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Setting up your satellite system isn’t as difficult as you might think. In addition to installing dish itself, you’ll need to program that little black box known as your satellite receiver. Don’t know where to start? Not to worry… just follow these steps and you’ll be up and running in no time at all.
Assuming your dish is already installed and your receiver is properly connected, turn your receiver and your television set ON. You’ll see a screen called “Point Dish/Signal Strength Setup” where you’re going to test reception from your satellites.
Choose “Check Switch” option and you’ll see a new screen. Choose “Check” or “Test” and you’ll get a message that your system check is in progress. When test is complete, you’ll see an Installation Summary on your screen that shows reception details for two satellites. DISH Network customers will see data for two satellites: 110 West and 119 West. Transponders should show “ALL” and message “Satellite Reception Verified” in status area. You can exit this screen.
Now look at your Point Dish/Signal screen again. Do you show good strength under 119 West listing? If so, move check mark to 110 West listing. Do you show good strength there as well? If not, you’ll need to go back and fine-tune your dish positioning until you have strongest possible signal from both satellites. Once you’re satisfied with your signal strength, you’re ready to download your software. Simply exit Point Dish/Signal Strength menu and you’ll be prompted to confirm that your dish positioning is complete. Answer “Yes” and another prompt will appear confirming download of your programming software. Let software download completely - do not interrupt this process.
Programming a Remote ControlWritten by Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
Programming Remote Control By Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
Webmasters: You may reprint this article in its entirety, providing you leave Byline and About Author sections intact, including links to Dish Network Satellite TV. How To Program Your Remote Control
Are you struggling with that multi-button remote control? Can’t quite figure out which button does what? Not to fret. We’ve put together a simple little guide to get your programming project started.
First things first, different satellite units come with different remote controls, each with their own special list of features. Ultimately however, all of these unique remotes are designed to do same thing – control your satellite unit. So while buttons may not be in same place, there are still some one-size-fits-all basics for programming your remote.
Most remotes can control multiple devices, in addition to device it was made for. A DISH Network remote for example, can typically control up to four devices: your satellite receiver, your television, a VCR and one additional unit such as a second television, VCR or stereo receiver.
To program a particular device, turn it on and press corresponding button on your remote until appropriate light begins to flash:
The SAT button controls satellite unit.
The TV button controls your television set.
The VCR button controls your VCR.
The AUX button controls additional unit you want to add.