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    tips and tricks for viewsat menu functions

    Turn "OFF" the PASSWORD challenge each time you access the menu

    HOW to...

    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- FACTORY DEFAULT -- PARENTAL CONTROL

    MENU LOCK -- Change to "OFF"

    Now, the PASSWORD challenge box will no longer display when accessing the MENU.

    Also note that no channels will be PASSWORD PROTECTED either.

    Now, you shouldn't be bothered by having to type in a PASSWORD before viewing/changing settings.



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    Time Set

    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- TIME SETTING

    Set the "TIME ADJUSTMENT" (2nd line) to your offset from GMT (UTC)

    For example, Eastern is -5:00

    Now, the time displayed on the ViewSat Front Panel Display and in the various screens will be your correct local time.

    NOTE: "Summer Time" is not a valid option for US Users. Ignore this setting.
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    SORT Channels in Dish order
    (To get them in numerical order (100,101,102,105)

    MENU -- Edit Channels -- OK

    RIGHT arrow x 4 to highlight last icon
    (Sort channel list)

    “OK”

    DOWN arrow x 4 to “Sort by SID”

    “OK” (Channel are sorted in < 1 second)

    EXIT, “YES” to Save (Updates and saves information)

    EXIT to TV screen and watch TV
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    Factory Default ViewSat Reset

    Why would I want to "reset" my STB back to the Factory Default?

    Messed up channel list; wrong satelitte info; changed settings; box working improperly, etc

    HOW to...

    MENU -- INSTALLATION FACTORY DEFAULT

    OK
    (Box will STILL hold the last *.PGM file you uploaded and your satinfo.sat data.
    Unless you believe the satinfo.sat file is corrupted, there is no need to transfer this file back to your STB.)

    Your scanned channel area and the system settings (Password, time, antenna settings, etc) will be reset to defaults and will need to be changed to your desired settings.

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    Function Keys--What Do They Do?

    F1 - Muti-Picture screen
    This key will open 4, 6, or 9 individual pictures on your TV screen. One picture is a live feed and the others are "still" frames from the other channels. You can use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to scroll between screens. Pressing "OK" in a new screen changes that picture to a "LIVE" action and freezes the prior "live" screen.

    F2 - Mystery key. Turns your TV screen black; has S110 in the upper LEFT corner. Unknown function.

    F3 - Drive Motor Menu
    Those using a drive motor on their dish has access to Storing the location the dish is pointing towards or moving the dish EAST or WEST of its current location.

    F4 - ZOOM Picture
    The ZOOM function is multi-purpose. When viewing a "live" picture, pressing "OK" will enlarge the entire screen while your live action continues.

    When used in conjunction with the "PAUSE" key, you can pause the live screen action, use the LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN keys to move the ZOOM BOX around the screen. When satisfied with your position, pressing "OK" will enlarge that portion of your still frame picture. Additionally, when pressing the "PAUSE" key, audio continues unchanged.
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    STB --> PC Data Save to Your PC (uploading from receiver)

    Notes:
    LOADER2 will SAVE your CHANNEL info as "chaninfo.cha"--usually in the LOADER2 directory when using the MENU-INSTALLATION--RECEIVER UPGRADE--CHANNEL option.

    LOADER2 will SAVE your SAT INFO file as "satinfo.sat"--usually in the LOADER2 directory when using the MENU-INSTALLATION--RECEIVER UPGRADE--SATELLITE U001 option.

    LOADER2 will SAVE "ALL" your info as "chaninfo.cha"--usually in the LOADER2 directory when using the MENU-INSTALLATION--RECEIVER UPGRADE--ALL INFORMATION option.

    If your existing files in the LOADER2 directory (or whichever directory LOADER 2 writes file to) are named "chaninfo.cha" and/or "satinfo.sat" and are valuable, RENAME the existing files BEFORE proceeding. If you do not rename the existing file(s), they will be over-written and the previous data will be lost.


    Connect your NULL MODEM cable between the ViewSat and the PC
    Power to the ViewSat is to be "ON"


    TO SAVE CHANNEL INFO:

    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- RECEIVER UPGRADE -- CHANNEL

    Open LOADER2 in your PC

    Click STB --> PC

    Data will automatically move from the STB to the PC and be stored as "chaninfo.cha" usually in your Loader2 directory

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    TO SAVE "SAT INFO" INFO:

    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- RECEIVER UPGRADE -- SATELLITE U001

    Open LOADER2 in your PC

    Click STB --> PC

    Data will automatically move from the STB to the PC and be stored as "satinfo.sat" usually in your Loader2 directory

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    TO SAVE ALL USER DATA INFO:

    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- RECEIVER UPGRADE -- ALL INFORMATION

    Open LOADER2 in your PC

    Click STB --> PC

    Data will automatically move from the STB to the PC and be stored usually in your Loader2 directory

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    Clone A ViewSat * STB --> STB Data Transfer between VS boxes
    For use in cloning one ViewSat to another.

    a. Connect the "Master" ViewSat to your TV; Power switch "ON"

    b. Connect the "Clone" to the wall power; switch Power "OFF"

    c. Connect the "Master" and "Clone" ViewSats using a NULL MODEM cable

    d. MENU--INSTALLATION--RECEIVER UPGRADE--ALL INFORMATION

    e. "OK" and the "MASTER" ViewSat sets up to send data to the "Clone" ViewSat

    f. Turn the "Clone" ViewSat's power switch to "ON" and the transfer begins

    NOTE: AFter the transfer is completed, the "Clone" ViewSat needs up to 1 minute to process the transferred data.

    Watch the Front Panel on the "Clone" ViewSat.
    "inst" will be displayed for ~ 15 seconds

    "DONE" will be displayed for ~ 10 seconds

    REBOOT will occur automatically without user intervention

    " on " will be displayed during reboot

    "0 0 0 0" will show when the "Clone" has finished--no more than 1
    minute after data transfer

    You may now Power "OFF" the "Clone" ViewSat, disconnect the NULL MODEM cable and go use your new Clone ViewSat
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    Change PASSWORD

    WHY?
    To keep anyone from changing settings in the MENU and to lock out channels from viewing unless the viewer knows the PW.


    HOW to...

    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- PARENTAL CONTROL -- Change PIN Code

    ENTER NEW PIN code (4 digit number)

    "OK"

    CONFIRM NEW PIN code (same 4 digit number)

    "OK"

    EXIT back to TV screen

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    MENU and RECEIVER LOCKS

    WHY?
    Menu:
    To keep anyone from changing settings in the MENU without inputting the correct 4-digit code

    RECEIVER:
    To prevent anyone from watching ANY programming on the ViewSAt without inputting the correct 4-digit code


    HOW to...

    MENU LOCK:

    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- PARENTAL CONTROL -- MENU LOCK = "ON"

    EXIT back to TV screen


    RECEIVER LOCK:


    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- PARENTAL CONTROL -- RECEIVER LOCK = "ON"

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    Timer - Setting On and Off Time by teach

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Timer - Setting On and Off Time

    MENU--INSTALLATION--TIME SETTING

    ON TIME (set)
    OFF TIME (set)

    Exit to TV

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    Manually Resetting Public Keys

    MENU -- INSTALLATION -- CODE -- NAGRA


    Provider Name : Dish
    Provider ID : 01 01

    Opkey0
    key index : 08
    - xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx : first 8 bytes of 16 bytes
    key index : 09
    - xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx : second 8 bytes of 16 bytes

    Opkey1
    key index : 88
    - xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx : first 8 bytes of 16 bytes
    key index : 89
    - xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx : second 8 bytes of 16 bytes

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    Setup a FUTURE Channel to Watch

    If you have an upcoming show that you'd like to watch, you can set up the ViewSat to automatically tune that channel in for you.

    GUIDE and scroll to the show AT THE FUTURE TIME you want to watch.

    Press F1 and a RED bar will appear in the Guide for that program showing that you've RESERVED that show at that time to view.

    While in GUIDE, FAV key will bring up a screen showing you what shows you've RESERVED to see at a future time.

    To DELETE your reservation for watching a particular show at a future time, press GUIDE and scroll to that show and press F1; your RESERVED show will be cancelled.

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    Re: tips and tricks for viewsat menu functions

    Thanks .. very interesting

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    Re: tips and tricks for viewsat menu functions

    Thanks for the wonderful info. I cannot wait to get my system set up.
    Curently testing Viewsat2000 Ultra and my nerves....
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    .....and women!" ~~Shake Zula~~~

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    Re: tips and tricks for viewsat menu functions

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