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AFN Decoder Model 9834 and 9835 Setup

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Figure 1 IRD (Decoder) Connection

Decoder Setup: Scientific Atlanta PowerVu (Model 9834 and 9835)

1. Connect a video cable from the VIDEO connector on the rear of the Decoder to the Video input on the rear of the TV monitor. Connect audio cables from the L-R AUDIO output connectors on the rear of the IRD to L-R Audio Input connectors on the rear of the TV Monitor. Alternatively you can run a cable from the TV OUT connector on the Decoder to the RF input on a television. Signal quality isnít quite as good as using the separate video and audio cables and the television set must be tuned to 3 or 4 (channel 3 is the default).

2. Plug the Decoder into AC power and wait for about 1 minute while the receiver is booting up before continuing on. While the receiver is booting up, the front panel display will show APP and a number representing the current application code version. This sequence will stop once the receiver is ready for operation.

3. On the front panel or using the remote control, press MENU. The main menu should be displayed on your television or monitorís screen as shown in figure 5.


Figure 5 9834 Decoder Main Menu

6. Use the up and down arrows on the front panel or the remote to select the PRESET & LNB SETUP or press the number 2 on the remote control and then press SELECT.

7. Cursor over using the left and right arrows to high light the LNB Pwr. Press SELECT and then the up and down to choose POLARISER which is the automatic mode. Press SELECT again to set the LNB Pwr to POLARISER. The screen should now appear similar to figure 6.


Figure 6 Preset and LNB Setup Menu

8. Some Ku bank LNBs will have two local oscillator or LO frequencies. Use the up and down arrows to cursor down to the LO Freq 1 and press select. Enter in the LO frequency recorded from your LNB. Press SELECT to accept the numbers you entered. If your LNB listed a second LO frequency enter that number in the same manner. You can either use the arrow up or down key to change the numbers or enter them in directly using the number buttons on the remote control. Press select to accept the number.

9. Use the arrow keys to cursor over to the LO SELECT and choose XOVER. Press SELECT again to accept this setting.

10. Use the left and right arrow key to cursor over to the ACTIVE setting and press SELECT. Use the up and down arrow keys to select the proper preset from Table 1 below. Press SELECT again to set the proper preset into use.

Pre-set number

Signal

Region

1

AFRTS (Hotbird)

Europe

2

Not used

NA

3

AFRTS

Japan and Korea*

4

DTS

Pacific Ocean

5

DTS

Atlantic Ocean

6

DTS

Indian Ocean

7

AFRTS

Atlantic Ocean

8

AFRTS

Domestic US

9

DTS

Domestic US

* Pre-set requires some modification see Appendix D.

Table 1 Decoder Pre-sets

11. Make sure that the ACTIVE pre-set matches your desired selection and then use the arrow keys to cursor over to EXIT or press the 1 key on the remote and then press SELECT to return to the main menu. Note the PRESET setting has no effect on how the Decoder decodes the signal Ė only the ACTIVE setting has effect.

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