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Table of Content

Part I: Getting Started

Important Safety Instructions
Front Panel Description
XPERT Remote Control Description

Part II: Operating Your Receiver   

Everyday Operation
Easy Access User Codes
Custom Features
Custom Options
Parental Lock
Set Clock
Installation Password
VCR Timers
Favorite Programs
Descrambler Operation
Front Panel Tuning
Fine Tuning Your Receiver
Video Tuning
Audio Tuning
Dish Tuning
Polarity Tuning

Part III: Installation & Programming
System Installation
Back Panel Description
Back Panel Connections
Installation Procedure
System Configurations
Programming Satellites
Using AutoPrompt
Manually Programming Satellites
Satellite Reference Chart
Installation Options
System Setup
Operation Locks
Change Memory
Erase Memory
Change Password
XPERT Remote Addressability
Resetting the XPERT Remote
Standard EchoStar UHF Remote Compatibility
Trouble Shooting
Master Password

Part I: Getting Started


For your protection, please read and observe all safety instructions before operating your satellite receiver. Keep these and any additional instructions for future reference.


Observe Warnings: Carefully follow all warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions.

Water and Moisture: Do not use or install this unit near water. Severe electrical shock, personal injury, or damage to the receiver may result.

Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. This unit should not be placed in a built-in bookcase, cabinet or other installation unless proper ventilation is provided. Allow 4-6 inches of open space on the sides and top of your receiver. Do not place the receiver on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface that may block the openings at the bottom of the cabinet.

Heat: Do not install the unit near heat sources such as radiators, stoves, heat registers, or other appliances that produce heat.

Carts, Shelves, and Stands: Do not place this unit on an unstable cart, shelf, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.

Care and Use

Power-Cord Protection: Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the receiver.

Power Plug: Any replacement plug must meet or exceed the manufacturer’s specifications.

Power Source: Connect the unit to a power source only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.

Attachments: Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer, as they may be hazardous.

Grounding and Polarization: Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact an electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.

AC Receptacle: Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug securely. If the plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC receptacle.

Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords, as this may result in fire or electrical shock.

Cleaning: Unplug the receiver from the wall outlet before cleaning Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

When Not In Use: Unplug the power cord if the unit is left unattended or unused for long periods of time or during lightning storms. (Disconnect the cord by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.)

Unplug the receiver from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when:

  • The power supply cord or plug is damaged.
  • The unit has been exposed to rain or water.
  • A solid object or liquid has fallen into the unit.
  • The unit exhibits a distinct change in performance or does not operate normally.
  • The unit has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.

Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses either replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or parts that have the same characteristics as the original components. Unauthorized substitutions may damage the unit or result in fire or electrical shock.

Safety Check: After completing any service or repairs to this unit, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to ensure that it is in proper operating condition.

Do not attempt to service this receiver beyond the procedure described in the operating instructions. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel only. Opening or removing covers may result in electrical shock. Opening or tampering with the unit will void the warranty.

Outdoor Antenna Grounding:

If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to your receiver, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded to provide protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code (ANSI/ NFPA No. 70-1984) provides specifications regarding proper grounding of the antenna masts and support structures, grounding of the lead-in wire to the antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, and connections and requirements for the grounding electrode. The installer should refer to this NEC specification to ensure proper antenna grounding. The following diagram shows a properly grounded outdoor antenna system.

Power Lines: The outside antenna system should not be located near overhead power lines or other electrical light or power circuits, or where it can fall onto power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, avoid touching power lines or circuits, as contact with them can be fatal.

NOTE: Changes and modification not expressly approved by Orbit Corporation could void the user’s authority to operate the unit.

Receiver Front

F1: Light Emitting Diode (LED) Display Panel

When the receiver is in the normal viewing mode, this display shows the current satellite and channel or favorite program name. When the receiver’s power is off, the display will show the time if this option is selected in Custom Features.

When this button is pressed, power is switched on and off (although continuous power is supplied to the LNB, microprocessor and memory). Memory will not be lost in the event of a power failure, or when the unit is unplugged for as long as neinty day. (Power may also be turned on and off from the remote control unit.) If the receiver is in the Front Panel Mode, the [POWER] button will remove the on-screen graphics and return the receiver to normal viewing.

F3: VIDEOpal Signal Indicator
When this light is on, your receiver is equipped with a descrambler module with built-in VIDEOpal order recorder for purchasing pay-per-view events on specially designated channels.

F4: VideoCipher Signal Indicator
This indicator turns on when the EchoStar 710 is receiving a VideoCipher signal.

F5: Stereo
This indicator is illuminated when your receiver is tuned to stereo audio.

Pressing this button will select the Front Panel Mode. When the receiver is in this mode, pressing either the [up] or [down] button will select the next available option.

F7: [up/down]
Normally, these buttons select the next channel up or down. If the receiver is in the Front Panel Mode, these buttons will either switch (toggle) the current option or perform fine tuning adjustments.

XPERT Remote Control Description

The EchoStar 710 comes equipped with the new XPERT UHF Remote Control that has a range of up to 200 feet. New features include multiple Addressability, menu, and "speed" functions. The following describes all the remote key functions in the XPERT Remote.

R1: LEDs
In the various modes of operation, you will observe several different illumination patterns being emitted by the LEDs.


Turns the satellite receiver on and off.

R3: Alphanumeric Keypad [0-9]
Used for channel and satellite selection, programming, password entry, speed keys, and entering special operation codes. The letter designation is used to access satellites and more commonly used features. For example, satellite GALAXY 5 is [SAT] [G) [5], the [G] key is also the numeral [1] key.

Selects a Favorite program. Refer to Page 18 for details.

Cancels an entry made by mistake, stops the execution of an operation such as searching for a satellite, or recalls the previous screen.

R6: [CHANNEL down] [CHANNEL up]
Used to change channels sequentially.

R7: [<] [>]
In the VIDEO and AUDIO tuning modes, they select the tuning frequencies.  

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In the DISH tuning mode, these buttons move the dish east [<] and west [>], respectively. During normal operation these buttons select satellites east or west. These keys are also used to move the cursor position when programming different features of your system.

After an operation or special feature has been keyed-in, pressing [ENTER] completes the entry and informs the satellite receiver to execute your instruction. Most on-screen displays will request that you press [ENTER] to confirm your selections


Selects between the VIEW, VIDEO, AUDIO, DISH and POLARITY tuning modes. Press this key repeatedly until the desired tuning mode is displayed.

R10: [MENU]
Pressing [MENU] once displays the Custom Features menu. Pressing [MENU] twice calls up the Parental Lockout menu.

R11: [VOLUME up] [VOLUME down]
Increases or decreases the volume.

R12: [STORE]
Saves programmed information into memory and activates the receiver’s automatic signal tuning routine when the receiver is in either Dish or Polarity tuning. Do not use a sharp object that could damage the recessed rubber button. We recommend using a finger nail, car key, the round end of a paper clip, or other blunt-tipped instrument.

R13: [ADDR]
This new feature programs the satellite receiver to block out incoming signals from other UHF remote in your home or neighborhood. This is very useful if you have UHF interference in your area. Refer to Page 56 for how to activate this feature.

R14: Descrambler Control Keys
Controls the operation of the descrambler module when the receiver is tuned to a VideoCipher" channel. See Page 23 for more details.


Suppresses the volume to your TV and displays "muted" on-screen, until the button is depressed again restoring normal volume level. When the receiver is in Audio Tuning, this key selects between monaural or discrete stereo.

R16: [VIEW]
Displays an on-screen graphic showing the name of the satellite and channel you’re watching, as well as the current time. If a menu is being displayed, pressing [VIEW] will erase the menu and return to normal viewing.

NOTE: If you are experiencing problems with your XPERT remote, you may need to reset (clear) the remote’s memory. Please see Page 57 for instructions.

Selects either a new satellite or the last tuned channel on the current satellite. Press once to enter a new satellite selection using the alphanumeric keypad. Press twice to re-display the last channel you were watching on the current satellite. This is useful if you want to monitor two channels on the same satellite.

R18: [SPEED]
Enables the numeric keys [0-9] to be programmed with a series of up to 5 keystrokes. This programmed key sequence will be automatically transmitted each time the numeric speed key is used. This is especially useful in reducing the number of keystrokes on a frequently used feature of the receiver. NOTE: The [STORE] key cannot be used within the sequence of keystrokes. The [STORE] key can only be used to signal the end of a key sequence.

To program a speed key:
  1. Press [SPEED]. Observe the rapid flashing of the LED, located at the top of the remote.
  2. Press [STORE]. Press one of the numeric keys [D9], the LEDs will flash twice. Enter the key sequence, up to a maximum of 5 keystrokes. It is necessary to pause momentarily between keystrokes to enable the remote to transmit each keystroke.
  3. Press [STORE]. The LEDs will flash twice, indicating the programming process is complete.

To use a programmed speed key:

  1. Press [SPEED]. Observe the flashing of the LED.
  2. Press the desired programmed numeric key [0-9]. The receiver will automatically perform the programmed sequence of keystrokes.

To erase a programmed speed key:

  1. Press [SPEED]. Observe the rapid flashing of the LED.
  2. Press [STORE].
  3. Press the numeric key [0-9] to be erased. The LEDs will flash twice as when programming a speed key.
  4. Press [STORE]. The LEDs will again flash twice, indicating the successful reprogramming of the speed key.


To store a Channel Mask / Unmask speed function: (Channel Mask is described on Page 28.)


  1. [SPEED]
  2. [STORE]
  3. [0-9]
  4. [CANCEL] Cancel clears any Tuning mode the receiver may be in.
  5. [TUNING] Puts the receiver in Video Tuning mode.
  6. [8][7] Direct Access Code to toggle Channel Mask / Unmask.
  7. [STORE]

To use this speed function, simply press [SPEED], then the number [0-9] that you selected in STEP 3. The channel that the receiver is currently on will automatically become "masked". To unmask the current channel simply press [SPEED] and the selected number.

R19: [TV/DISH]
Selects the signal source fed to the TV, switching between the satellite dish and the TV antenna.


The EchoStar 710 is capable of performing a variety of operations and functions, some quite simple and others more complex. In addition, your receiver provides a number of options that allow you to "customize" your receiver for individual system requirements. Most of the functions, operations, and user options are selected from on-screen menus, but several very important features are activated by either easy access or special feature keys using the remote control. In addition, some of the features (Parental Lockout, for example) require a password before allowing the user to select certain options.

This part of the manual induces step-by-step instructions for taking full advantage of your receiver. Although the EchoStar 710 provides on-screen instructions to guide you through each procedure, this section of the manual provides instructions and examples, and detailed descriptions of each feature. The operating instructions are grouped in the following sections:

  • Basic Operation. This section inclides directions for using the receiver’s most basic

features, such as satellite and channel selection, volume control and muting, and "channel masking." A reference table is also includes in this section, listing all of the easy access codes used by your receiver.

  • Custom Features. Instructions for using a number of different options that allow you to "customize" your receiver are featured.
  • Favorite Programs. This section provides instructions for selecting and programming Favorite Video and Favorite Audio programs.
  • Descrambler Operation. The use and operation of special options that are available When you are watching a VideoCipher" channel.
  • Front Panel Tuning. This section describes the use and operation of the Front Panel Tuning Mode. It allows you to use most of the receiver’s functions when your remote control is not readily available.
  • Fine Tuning. Instructions for "fine tuning" your receiver are described here. These instructions are also important for programming new satellites.

Selecting a Satellite
Once your receiver is programmed, satellite selection may be made using the [SAT] button and either the alphanumeric keypad or the [i] f i] buttons.

  • To select a satellite, press [SAT] followed by the two-character name and number designation for the desired satellite.

To select Galaxy G5, for example, press [SAT][G][5]. (Note that the letters on the remote control’s alphanumeric keypad are also used for satellite selection.)

Satellite name and number designations are listed in most satellite TV program guides as well as in the Satellite Reference Chart on Page 47 of this manual.

  • To select the next satellite to the east or west, press [SAT], followed by either TUNING [Left] or [Right], respectively.

An easy way of remembering which direction is controlled by which TUNING key is to recall that since you are in the northern hemisphere, the dish always faces south. If you picture yourself facing south, your right side would be toward the west and your left side would be toward the west Therefore, the right arrow key [Left] moves the dish westward, and the left arrow key [Left] moves the dish eastward

Selecting a Channel
In addition to using either the CHANNEL [ UP ] and [DOWN] buttons on the remote control or the [ UP ] / [ DOWN ] buttons on the front panel, channel selection may be made by direct entry. To select a channel using direct entry, enter the number (either one or two digits) of the desired channel using the remote control.

Channel Masking
Channel masking causes the receiver to bypass channels when the CHANNEL buttons are pressed, while continuing to allow direct entry selection. Channel Masking is particularly useful for satellites that have a number of inactive channels. This feature can only be used in Video Tuning.

  • To switch a mask on or off for the current channel, enter [8][7], or [M][S] (as in Mask Set).
  • To unmask all channels on the current satellite, enter [8][9], or [M][K] (as in Mask Kill).

Pressing [VIEW] on the remote causes the screen to be briefly display the satellite’s name and number, the channel that the receiver is tuned to, and the current time of day. If the current program is from a subscription service or if it is a VideoCipher" channel, pressing [VIEW] will also display the current program’s name, audio type, program supplier, and other similar information.

Volume Control
The VOLUME [UP ] and [DOWN] buttons on the remote may be used to adjust the volume to your television (or stereo system, if connected). You may also adjust the volume using the front panel [ i ] / [ ~ ] buttons when the receiver is in Front Panel Tuning. If VOLUME DISPLAY has not been disabled (using the Custom Features "Custom Options"), the on-screen graphics and front panel display will show the volume level as you adjust the volume.

If you wish to instantly suppress the receiver’s volume (to answer a telephone call, for example) press [MUTE] on the remote. To restore the original volume level, press either [MUTE] or one of the VOLUME buttons.

Switchable Graphics
To switch the black border for the on-screen display on and off, enter [6)[1], or [C][G] (as in Change Graphics). You may find the black border desirable during normal viewing, since it is often helpful to see the white letters against the dark background. However, if you are fine tuning the video, you may find it helpful to switch the border off in order to see a larger portion of the picture. When the border is off, the white letters appear with the same brightness but the picture will be easier to see as you fine tune the receiver.

Balance Control
Use the [LEFT / RIGHT] keys on the remote control to change the audio balance between the left and right outputs of your 710.

Ku Video Seek
This feature allows you to scan through Ku-band transponders (channels) to locate video programs automatically. Press [7][5] in Video Tuning to activate or deactivate Ku-Seek. When you are on a Ku transponder, pressing the channel buttons will cause the receiver to scan the transponder. If the receiver does not locate additional video on that transponder, it scans the next transponder. Ku Video Seek is activated when the IRD is shipped from the factory.

.Part III Installation & Programming


IMPORTANT: This installation procedure is not intended to provide a tutorial on satellite system installations. The installation should only be performed by a qualified technician with a thorough knowledge of satellite television components and installations. An excellent reference source for satellite system installations is: The Home Satellite TV Installation & Troubleshooting Manual, which you will find in our books section.

The wiring installation must conform to either the National Electrical Code for Class 2 or 3 wiring, or the Canadian Electrical Code (if the unit is installed in Canada) and must be performed by a qualified installer. [Effectuer le cablage conformement au code Canadien de 1’electricite.]


Do not plug the receiver into an AC power source until all connections have been made.

Do not disconnect the ground terminal on the AC power cord. Disconnecting this terminal will void your warranty, and may damage the receiver or result in unreliable operation.

Potentially damaging input line voltage surges can occur during lightning storms. This can happen when inductive loads such as air conditioners are switched on and off. Since these external conditions can affect the performance of your IRD, a transient voltage surge suppressor rated for three way protection against input line voltage surges is recommended. Surge suppressors with ratings per UL 1449 and ANSI C 62.1 are recommended. These can be purchased from your local radio and TV supply store.

Note to System Installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as dose to the point of cable entry as practical.

Back Panel Description
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These terminals are used to attach the actuator motor and sensor wires.

B2: Remote Control Antenna Connector
This connector is for the six inch "whip" antenna supplied with your receiver. The antenna receives signals from the UHF remote control, and should be oriented vertically with no wires or other objects touching it.

These inputs are provided to connect the receiver to the LNB(s) or BDC(s) at the dish. Connection is made to the HOR/C-BAND input when using a single C-Band servo type feedhorn. Connections are made to both inputs when using a dual C-Band (no Ku) feed. When installing a C/Ku-Band feed system with dual polarity servo motors, connect the C-Band cable and the Ku-Band cable to the appropriate IF inputs as noted on the cabinet. Refer to the installation instructions for various system configurations.

The IPPV connector is provided for connecting an external Instant Pay Per View (IPPV) accessory (VIDEOpal Order Recorder) if you subscribe to PPV programming. The DATA connector is used for connecting data reception equipment.

These three connectors are used to connect the audio and video outputs of the system to the inputs of an external component, such as a video monitor, VCR, or stereo. The audio output will be monaural if the receiver is tuned to a signal being broadcast with a single audio channel. Note that the left and right audio outputs supply VideoCipher" digital stereo.

This connector is used to provide baseband video to an external descrambler, and is used in conjunction with the video Signal Filter option. (Refer to Video Tuning instructions in Part II of this manual).

These inputs may be used for connecting external components such as a descrambler, VCRs, stereos, CD players, etc. to the receiver. If selected (page 31), when the power on the front panel is switched off, the audio signals at B7 are looped through to the audio outputs (B5).

This connector provides power (+12 volts DC) to the C/Ku Band multiplier switch required in dual feed systems.

This phone connector is used to attach your phone line to the modem on your built-in VideoCipher RS Modem-on-Module (MOM) unit.

This window shows the ID number of the VideoCipher" RS descrambler module installed in the receiver. The future TvPass Card, when implemented, can be inserted into the module through this window.

This switch directs the modulated output of the satellite receiver to either channel 3 or 4 of your television. Select the position that provides the best reception in your area. If you have a local TV station on channel 3, select channel 4 for satellite reception (or vice-versa).

Connect your television to this output using a standard coaxial cable. With the appropriate coaxial signal splitter, this output will supply a signal to another television in your home.

Connect your off-air TV antenna and/or cable to this connector for automatic switching between satellite TV and local TV. When the satellite receiver’s power is off the television’s normal operation will resume, allowing you to tune to local stations without the need for an external A/B switch.

These terminals are used to attach the polarizer servo motor control wires. On dual C/Ku-Band installations with dual servo motors, both sets of wires may be connected to these terminals.

This plug should only be connected to a standard 110 volt AC power source.

The figure below shows your receiver’s typical back panel connections for optional external components. Illustration and instructions for connecting various system elements, such as the actuator and LNB(s), are included later in this section.

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STEP 1. Install the dish and mount according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
STEP 2. Install the actuator according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
STEP 3. Install the feedhorn.
STEP 4. Install the C-Band and/or Ku-Band LNB(s) on the feedhorn, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
STEP 5. Install the RG-6U coaxial cable with "F’ connectors between the LNB output(s) and the "IF’ input(s) on the rear of the receiver as indicated in the configuration illustrations in this section. Ensure that the C/Ku-Band and/or horizontal/vertical LNB output(s) are attached to the proper "IF’ input connectors).

Using Line Amplifiers Depending on the type and length of coaxial cable being used, it may be necessary to use line amplifiers to compensate for signal loss. Line amplifiers are recommended when cable attenuation exceeds 25 dBs, and should be used only when necessary. (Line amplifiers use the same power as the LNBs, and no other connections are needed.) Determine the attenuation for the worst case using the following table, and select the appropriate cable.

100 FEET
200 FEET  300 FEET 400 FEET 500 FEET
RG-59 12db/100 FT 12db 24 db * * *
RG-6 8.5/100FT 8.5 db 17db 25.5db * *
RG-11 6.5 db/ 100 FT 6.5 db 13 db 19.5 db 26 db **


After all the LNB connections have been made, wrap them with electrical tape and weatherproof the tape with COAXIAL SEAL or SCOTCH KOTE . Failure to keep water out of these connections will result in degraded performance and may void your LNB warranty.

Signal Splitters
When using multiple receivers in a system, you must use DC SINGLE PASS PORT Signal Splitters designed to work from 950 to 1450 MHz. All splitters attenuate the signal from the input to the various outputs, so you will need to consider whether or not additional line amplifiers are needed. Two-way splitters have a typical insertion loss of 5 dBs; four-way splitters have a typical insertion loss of 8 dBs.

STEP 6. Install the proper gauge of wire (following the instructions included with the feedhorn) between the feedhorn servo motors) and the Polarity Servo terminals on the rear of the receiver. The feedhorn has three wires, normally colored black, white, and red. Connect the black wire to the Polarity Servo "GND" quick connect terminal, the white wire to the "PULSE" terminal, and the red wire to the "+5V" terminal. If you are using an interconnecting cable with different colored wires, be sure the connections are correct.

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STEP 7. Install the actuator cable between the actuator and the Motor/Sensor terminal strip on the back of the receiver. Connect the wires to the actuator, following the manufacturer’s instructions. The other end of the actuator cable should be connected to the terminal strip on the back panel of the receiver as follows:

a. Connect the white and green wires to the MOTOR terminals labeled WHT/GRN and GRN/WHT. If these wires are connected in reverse order from their connection at the actuator, the dish will move east when it should move west, and vice versa.
b. Do not make a connection to the SENSOR terminal labeled +6V unless a Hall Effect actuator is used in place of a Reed Switch actuator.
c. Connect the black actuator wire to the SENSOR terminal labeled PULSE.
d. Connect the shield (bare) actuator wire to the SENSOR terminal labeled GND. The SHIELD wire MUST be connected to ensure proper operation.

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Note: Be certain to select at least 14 gauge motor wire, and 20 gauge sensor wire when connecting the actuator cable. The 14 gauge motor wire will allow cable runs of up to 500 feet with an acme actuator jack, or 1000 feet with a ball-screw actuator jack. Smaller motor wires are not recommended. The 20 gauge sensor wire must be shielded; connect the shield wire at both the actuator and the receiver. A special 5-conductor actuator cable (suitable for normal installations) is available through most dealers.

STEP 8. If you are using a local (rooftop) television antenna, connect the coaxial cable to the TV ANTENNA connector on the back of the receiver (labeled B13 on the Back Panel figure). The television will receive signals from the local antenna whenever the satellite receiver is turned off.

STEP 9. Install a coaxial cable from the television to the TV SET connector on the back of the receiver (labeled B13 on the Back Panel figure). If you are using a video monitor or VCR, use the OUTPUT connectors labeled "LEFT-RIGHT-VIDEO" on the back of the receiver (labeled B5 on the Back Panel figure).

STEP 10. Set the rear panel modulator switch labeled CH 3/4, to the desired TV channel. Use the channel that minimizes interference from local stations transmitting on either channel three or four.

STEP 11. Set the dish on a polar arc. To aid in setting the dish on the polar arc and properly aligning the feedhorn on the polar axis, you may use the receiver to change channels and move the dish. If problems are encountered with the dish or feed system, please correct them before continuing.

Use the CHANNEL [<] [>] buttons on the remote control to change channels. Use the TUNING [i] button on the remote control to move the dish to the west, and the TUMNG [i] button to move the dish to the east. If the dish moves in the wrong direction, unplug the receiver from the wall outlet and reverse the white and green wires on the MOTOR terminal strip located on the receiver’s back panel (refer to Step 7(a).

The two illustrations below show different configurations and back panel connections for your receiver.

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CAUTION: Prior to setting the east and west limits, care must be taken to ensure that the actuator is not allowed to extend or retract to a point where it can lose leverage or run the dish into the ground or nearby objects. The actuator should not be allowed to extend or retract beyond the point where the internal slip clutch engages. When this occurs the actuator will make a loud popping noise and an on-screen "MOTOR ERROR" message will be displayed. If you have not already done so, refer to the instructions included with the actuator for information on how to properly and safely install the actuator. Programming should begin only after the antenna has been accurately set on a polar arc and the correct east-west dish movement has been verified.

The EchoStar 710 is pre-programmed with the formats of all commercial satellites broadcasting to North America, as well as the polarity, and audio and video frequencies for the active channels on each of them. These formats will automatically be recalled as each satellite is programmed. Programming the EchoStar 710 consists of setting limits and programming satellites. Satellite programming is accomplished manually by locating each satellite.

Setting Limits:
In order to prevent the dish from moving too far to the east or west, it is necessary to set limits to its movement. When the receiver is initially turned on, the on-screen display will read "SET EAST LIMIT". The unit will now be in Dish Tuning.

To set the east limit:
1. Press the [SAT] button and then enter the name and number designation of the most easterly satellite that you are able to receive from your location. This will set-up the receiver’s channel and polarity defaults, making it easier to find where the east limit should be set.
2. Press the TUNNIG  [left] button to move the dish eastward. You should be able to see a picture (though the quality may be poor) from the selected satellite as you approach the east limit. It may be helpful to use a current satellite TV guide so that you can easily verify which satellite you’re viewing.
3. Move the dish slightly beyond the eastern-most satellite to be received.
4. Press the recessed [STORE] button. The receiver will signal that the east limit has been set by sending a long tone, and the on-screen display will show the message: EAST LIMIT SET.

After setting the east limit, the installer can begin programming satellites with the aid of AutoPrompt. AutoPrompt is described on the following page. To manually program satellites, you must now set the west limit.

To set the west limit:
1. Press the [SAT] button and then enter the name and number designation of the most westerly satellite that you are able to receive.
2. Press the TUNING [right] button to move the dish to the west limit, going slightly beyond the western- most satellite to be received.
3. Press [STORE] to set the west limit. The receiver will signal that the west limit has been stored by sending a tone and displaying: WEST LIMIT SET.

Once both limits have been set you can move the dish to any position within them. If you move the dish to one of the limits, the dish movement will stop and inform you that you cannot move past the stored limit. If it ever becomes necessary to reset the limits, refer to "Custom Features: Installation Options". You can now manually program satellites or use AutoPrompt.


Using AutoPrompt

Your receiver’s AutoPrompt feature allows you to program the entire satellite arc with minimum manual interaction. After storing the east limit, press [ENTER] to begin AutoPrompt or [CANCEL] to exit.

If you decide to start AutoPrompt at another time, such as after storing the west limit, press [4][3]. You must be in Dish Tuning in order to use AutoPrompt.

If you want to skip a satellite during AutoPrompt, refer to item number 9 on the following page.

The following example discusses programming C-band satellites from east to west after setting the east limit and programming Ku-band satellites from west to east.




1. Press Enter



(1-3, CANCEL)

2. Press 1 to select the direction for programming the satellite arc (EwW, EwW). 3. Press 2 to select C-band satellites, Ku-band satellites or both. For systems that are setup for both C and Ku, we recommend selecting C-band only for programming from east to west. Since Ku satellites are harder to locate, it is easier to first find the C-band satellites and use these as references to locate Ku-band satellites. 4. Press 3 to begin programming. You may wish to use Channel Scan to assist you in locating satellites. Press [6][7] to turn Channel Scan on or off.

(NOT ON SAT)                  CH:3




5. Press the appropriate tuning key [i] or [i] to move the dish to the proper satellite. Refer to the Satellite Reference Chart on the following page.

6. Scan through a few channels to verify that the satellite you are at is the satellite that AutoPrompt is requesting.

7. Press [STORE] to save this satellite. VNR is automatically turned on when you press [STORE]. If you wish to disable VNR for the satellite you are on, press [6][5].

8. AutoPrompt will now bring up the next satellite to be programmed. Once again, use the proper tuning key to move the dish to locate the satellite. Press [STORE].

9. If you would like to skip a satellite, press [SAT].
SATCOM F4                        CH:3




10. Use the tuning keys to scroll past the satellite you wish to skip and press [ENTER]. You only need to use this step to skip a satellite.

11. When you have programmed the western most satellite, press [CANCEL] to exit AutoPrompt.

12. Move the dish to the west limit and press [STORE].

13. If you have a C/Ku setup, start AutoPrompt again to program your Ku satellites (Dish Tuning).

14. Press [4][3] and enter the Installation password.

15. Select the EwW direction, and "All" for "Band Select." 16. Press 3 to begin programming.

17. AutoPrompt will now bring up the nearest satellite. If the satellite has not been programmed yet, it will ask you to move to the satellite. If the satellite has been programmed, press [ENTER) to move to it.

HINT: Go to C-barid satellites that are dose to Ku-band satellites. This will assist you in locating Ku-band satellites.

NOTE: During high wind conditions, the automatic dish peaking may not accurately peak on Ku-band satellites.

Manually Programming Satellites
When programming satellites, it is necessary to name the satellite to be programmed, prior to locating it. Your receiver is pre-programmed with the formats of all available commercial satellites, as well as the polarity, and audio and video frequencies for the active channels on each of them. These default parameters will be recalled for each satellite when that satellite’s name is keyed-in during programming.

Once the receiver knows which satellite you’ll be looking for, you should be able to see and hear the default channel when you aim the dish in the right direction. The default channel number will flash briefly on the screen when you name the satellite. It is essential that the satellite being viewed is, in fact, the satellite that has been requested. For this reason it is always a good idea to refer to a current satellite TV programming guide to correctly identify the satellite.

The table on this page lists the satellites whose formats and default channels are pre-programmed into the receiver. This table lists the name and number designation that should be entered prior to programming each satellite. (Satellite television programming guides will also list these name and number designations.)

Although your receiver provides a number of pre-programmed satellites, you will not necessarily be able to receive broadcasts from all of them. Satellite television reception depends not only on the broadcasters, but on the size of your antenna and your geographical location as well. It is important to make sure you are within a particular satellite’s "footprint," or viewing area, prior to trying to locate it.


Due to changes in satellite positions and names, this chart is subject to change. Refer to a current satellite reference chart at the time of installation for the latest information.




Aiascom Aurora II
GE Satcom C1
GE Satcom C4’
Hughes Galaxy 1
GE Satcom F1R
GE Satcom C3
Contel ASG 1
Contel ASC 1
Hughes Galaxy 5
Hughes SBS 5
ATT Telstar 303
GTE Spacenet 1
GTE Spacenet 1
Morelos 2
Morelos 2 KU
Telesat Anik C3
Morelos 1
Morelos 1 Ku
Telesat Anik E1
Telesat Anik E1 Ku
Telesat Anik C2
Telesat Anik E2
Telesat Anik E2 Ku
Telesat Anik C1 Ku
GTE Gstar 2
GTE Gstar 1
Spacenet 4
Spacenet 4 Ku
Hughes SBS 6
Hughes Galaxy G6
ATT Telstar 301
Hughes Galaxy 3
Hughes SBS 4
GTE Spacenet 3
GTE Spacenet 3
Ku ATT Telstar 302
GE Satcom F4
Hughes Galaxy 2
GE Satcom F2R
GTE Spacenet 2
GTE Spacenet 2 Ku ’

Satellites to become active in the near future.

Telstar T### Format: T4, T5
Telstar Ku Format: T6-T9
Satcom F# Format: F6-F9
Satcom G# Format: G2-G4, G6-CS
Satcom H? Ku-band Format: C9
Westar W# Format: W3-W9
Spacenet S# C-Band Format: SS, S6
Spacenet #R Ku-Band Format: S7-S9
Morelos M# C-Band Format: M3-M5, M8, M9
Morelos 0 Ku-Band Format: M6, M7
Galaxy GO# Format: G4, G7-G9
Galaxy #H Ku-Band Format: 07-09

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There are a number of installation options that may be selected through the use of Custom Features. These options are accessed by selecting the "Installation" option from the Custom Features main menu. Press [MENU] to display this menu.

The first time the Installation option is selected, the on-screen menu will request you to set an Installation password. Most viewers will find it advantageous to password-protect the Installation Custom Features, since a number of them can adversely affect the system’s performance if they are accidentally programmed.

If you wish to password-protect the Installation Custom Feature, follow the on-screen instructions. It is a good idea to use a number that you will easily remember for the password.

Note: The Custom Features Installation Password is not the same as either the Parental Lockout Password or the VideoCipher ’Rating Ceiling Password."

Once a password has been entered, the Installation main menu will be displayed. From this menu you may select one of five different options. Selecting an option will access another set of special menus that will allow you to make the 1nstallation changes.

For your convenience, a flowchart is provided on the next page that shows how each INSTALLATION option may be accessed from the various menu displays. The following pages describe the use and operation of each installation option.


The SYSTEM SETUP option allows you to customize your receiver to match the system configuration, as well as select important tuning options. Some of these selections will toggle (switch) the option’s setting, but others will present additional displays, or require special tuning operations.

1 and 2. Feedhorn Options:
The EchoStar 710 is pre-programmed at the factory to operate a single C-Band and single Ku-Band feedhorn system using standard servo-driven polarizers. However, using either the C-BAND or Ku- BAND SINGLE/DUAL FEED options, you may program the receiver to accommodate a dual feed system. SYSTEM SETUP options 1 and 2 toggle between single and dual feeds for C-Band and Ku-band systems, respectively.

For the proper back panel connections in a dual feed system, refer to the configuration diagrams in this section.

3 and 4. Automatic Dish and Polarity Peaking:
These SYSTEM SETUP options allow you to disable the receiver’s automatic dish and polarity peaking routines, in the event that you want to make these adjustments manually. The automatic peaking routines are turned on at the factory.

Once an automatic peaking routine is toggled to the off position, you will either be able to manually re- peak the dish position or polarity angle, depending on which tuning mode the receiver is in. These manual adjustments will not affect dish positioning for satellites other than the current one, or the polarization angle of oppositely polarized channels.

To manually re-peak dish position:
1. Select an active channel on the satellite that you are re-peaking the dish for.
2. Enter [MENU], then select "Installation," "System Setup," and the number for the AUTO DISH ON/OFF option.
3. Switch the option off. Exit Custom Features by repeatedly pressing [CANCEL] or [VEEW] once.
4. Enter Dish Tuning by repeatedly pressing the [TUNING] button on the remote control.
5. Use the TUNING [<][>] buttons to move the dish until you see the best possible picture. Press [STORE].
6. If you wish to reset the receiver for automatic peaking, re-enter the Custom Features, Installation, System Setup mode; select the number for AUTO DISH ON/OFF; then switch the option on. Exit Custom Features by repeatedly pressing [CANCEL].

To manually adjust the polarity angle:
1. Tune to the channel that you wish to adjust.
2. Switch AUTO POLARITY to the off position, following the procedure described previously in Steps 2 and 3.
3. While the receiver is in Polarity Tuning, use the TUNING [<][>] buttons to adjust the polarization until you see the best picture (one having no cross-polarization lines).
4. Press the recessed [STORE] button.
5. If you wish to reset the receiver for automatic peaking: exit Polarity Tuning; re-enter the Custom Features, Installation, System Setup mode; select AUTO POLARITY ON/ OFF, and then switch the option on. Exit Custom Features by repeatedly pressing [CANCEL].

5. Polarizer Power Option

This option toggles between continuous (on) and pulsed (timed) power to the polarizer or polarization accessory. There is a three second delay in switching the power on and off. Under normal operating conditions, the option should be pulsed. The continuous option should be used for polarizers that require continuous power or in extremely cold areas where the polarizer could freeze if it is not continuously moved.

6. Adjust DRO
The LNB or BDC located at the dish includes a special device called a Dielectric Resonator Oscillator (DRO). The frequency of this oscillator will sometimes vary from unit to unit because of production tolerances in the LNB or BDC, or outside temperature variations. If the DRO is slightly off-frequency, the picture on weak channels will consistently be degraded by either black or white "sparkles," resulting in the need to repeatedly fine tune the video frequency for these channels. Rather than fine tuning each channel, you can shift the frequency of all of the channels by using ADJUST DRO. In addition, adjusting the DRO frequency may help to eliminate the effects of TI.

This option can be set independently for C-Band and Ku-Band LNBs by selecting either a C-Band or Ku- Band satellite prior to selecting the Adjust DRO option.

To adjust the DRO frequency:
1. Select the desired C-Band or Ku-Band satellite.
2. While in the Custom Features Installation mode, select the option for System Setup, and then the option for ADJUST DRO.
3. Adjust the DRO frequency using the TUNING [<][>] buttons. Select several different channels and try to improve the picture until all the channels on the satellite have an equal amount of black and white sparkles. If no improvement is noted, return to the center tuned position (indicated by 0.00 on the display).
4. If an improvement can be made to all channels, press [ENTER] to save the change. Otherwise, press [CANCEL] to exit without storing any change.

7. Filters

1 through 4. VNR and TI ON or OFF All Channels
These options are provided to erase or store the VNR and TI picture enhancements on every channel of the current satellite. To erase all VNR and Tl picture enhancements that have previously been stored on the current satellite, select the option for either VNR or TI "OFF ALL CHANNELS." To store the picture enhancements on every channel of the current satellite, select the option for either VNR or Tl "ON ALL CHANNELS." The "ON ALL CHANNELS" options should only be used in areas of high terrestrial interference.


This Installation option allows you to enable or disable the receiver’s ability to change or store fine tuning parameters and customized settings. In addition, the Operation Locks menu provides the SHORT/LONG List Length selection for the Front Panel Mode.

1 and 2. TUNING and STORE Locks
If TUNING LOCK is switched on, the [TUNING] button will only select between Video Tuning, Audio Tuning, or normal viewing. This lock prevents any changes from being made to dish position or feedhorn polarity, but continues to allow video and audio adjustments.

If STORE LOCK is toggled on, the [STORE] button will not change the receiver’s programmed information.


Normally you will need to press [STORE] to program tuning changes and special options in the receiver’s memory. If you do not press [STORE] all of the changes you have made (regardless of the channel) will be lost when you select a different satellite. This is desirable if you only want to make "temporary" fine tuning adjustments. If you want to make your adjustments and selections permanent, press [STORE] after making all of the desired changes for the current satellite.

If you are making a number of tuning adjustments (perhaps during the initial installation of your system) you may wish to bypass the need to press [STORE] for every set of satellite changes. If you wish to make your tuning changes and selections permanent as you perform the adjustments, toggle the Speed Store option on. Normally Speed Store should be off to prevent accidental changes from automatically being saved in the receiver’s memory. To toggle Speed Store on and off, key-in [MENU] [4] and then enter the Installation password. (If an Installation password has not been set, press [ENTER].) Press [2] to select the "Operation Locks" options and then [3] to toggle "Speed Store" on or off.

4. Front Panel List Length
This option determines which features will be available when the receiver is in the Front Panel Mode. In the "short" mode, five basic operations are provided. In the "long" mode, another five operations are added to the front panel options. (Refer to "Front Panel Tuning Mode" in Part II of this manual.)


The CHANGE MEMORY option allows you to change the receiver’s memory in a number of different ways. There are seven selections available from the CHANGE MEMORY main menu. Some of the selections switch the option’s setting, and others access additional menus or require special adjustments.


This option is useful when repairing or replacing the actuator or defective sensor wires; reconnecting loose actuator wires or clamps; or correcting any other problem that has caused the dish position to be displaced the same amount on every satellite. The RE-SYNC ACTUATOR option allows you to align the actuator to match the receiver’s currently stored satellite positions, preventing you from having to re-program the receiver.

To re-sync the actuator: 1. Select a known active satellite and channel using the [SAT] button and the alphanumeric keypad. If the actuator is not in sync, you will probably not see a picture on the TV screen.

2. Enter the Custom Features Installation mode and select the CHANGE MEMORY option. Key-in the number for RESYNC ACTUATOR. (The receiver will automatically select Dish Tuning.)

3. Use the [<][i] keys to move the dish to the satellite you selected in the first step. The on-screen display will show the current dish count.

4. Once you have correctly identified the satellite, press [STORE]. If AUTO DISH ON/OFF has not been toggled off, the receiver will optimize the dish position and polarity angle for the current satellite and channel. After a single satellite has been relocated, your receiver will be able to accurately locate all of the other previously programmed satellites.

5. After the receiver re-syncs the actuator, select several satellites and verify their identity to be sure that the actuator problem has been corrected.

The SET NEW EAST LIMIT and SET NEW WEST LIMIT options are useful if you have already set a limit but wish to move it, or if you are programming a new satellite beyond one of the current limits. Changing the limits does not affect satellites currently programmed in your receiver. To change the east or west limit:

1. While the receiver is in the Installation Custom Features Mode, select the CHANGE MEMORY option, and key-in the number for setting either a new east or west limit. (The receiver will automatically select Dish Tuning.)

2. Use the [<] [>] buttons to move the dish to the new limit.

3. Press [STORE]. Use the [CANCEL] button to exit from Custom Features and Dish Tuning.

Note that the limits can only be extended by 200 motor counts at a time. This is to prevent the user from over- extending the actuator arm.

These options will reset all customer tuned changes that have been made to a particular channel or satellite. When these options are selected, the original factory preset tuning will be restored to the channel currently being viewed, or to all of the channels on the current satellite. The tuning parameters that will be reset are: VNR, TI, audio and video frequencies, audio and video options (such as Internal/ External Audio, or Baseband Video), and any Custom Feature selections that may have been assigned. Customer tuned changes to the dish position or polarization will not be reset by either of these options.



The following options erase all, or part of your receiver’s memory. These Custom Features should be used with caution. Be certain of what you will be erasing before you press [ENTER].

This option will allow you to erase satellites. If a satellite has been programmed incorrectly, for example, or if it is no longer in the same arc position, this option may be used to remove the satellite from the receiver’s memory. If the satellite needs to be re-programmed to a new position after erasing it, all of the factory preset information for that satellite will be recalled when it is programmed.

This option may be used to erase all of the programmed satellites without erasing the east and west limits. The factory preset satellite information will not be erased, and will be recalled as each satellite is re- programmed.

This option allows you to erase all of the Favorite Programs stored in memory.

This option will erase all user programmed memory! The entire system, including satellites, east and west limits, and Favorite Programs will need to be re-programmed after using this option.

If ERASE ALL MEMORY is selected and confirmed, your unit will operate exactly as it did when you first took it out of the box. The receiver will be reset and the on-screen menu will prompt the user to set an east limit. The factory pre-set information will not be erased, and will be recalled as each satellite is re- programmed. This option should be used when the unit is being programmed after servicing, or installation at a new location.


If you ever need to change your installation password, use this option to do so, following the instructions provided by the on-screen menu.

If you happen to forget your Installation password, your receiver has a pre-programmed master password that allows you to regain entry to the Custom Features Installation options. The master Installation password for your unit is shown on Page 61.


The Installation password is not the same as either the Custom Features Parental Lockout password, or the VideoCipher" "Rating Ceiling Password."


NOTE: The following instructions for the XPERT Remote should only be used if you are experiencing UHF interference in your area. Switches.gif (1529 bytes)

Addressability is one of the newest features to the HTS XPERT Remote Control. It programs the satellite receiver to block out incoming signals from other UHF remotes in your home or neighborhood. This is very useful if you have UHF interference in your area. 

Inside the battery compartment of the remote, you will notice a dip switch like the one pictured at right. Should you experience a problem with the operation of the remote, please ensure the switch settings match this diagram. Also, before addressing, the dip switch must be set as shown (right).

Dip Switch Setting

CAUTION: When changing batteries, DO NOT press any remote keys.

Note: Previously programmed SPEED keys will need to be reprogrammed.


To activate another address: (The XPERT remote is shipped from the Dip Switch Setting factory on ADDRESS "0".)

  • Depress the [ADDR] button with a blunt-tipped instrument. Notice that the four LEDs begin to flash, indicating you are in the address mode.
  • Depress a numeric key [0-3], thereby assigning an address number to the satellite receiver.
  • Depress the [STORE] button, note that the LEDs flash twice, indicating the successful programming of the remote.
  • Verify the satellite receiver is OFF. Position the remote directly in front of the receiver. Depress and hold the [POWER] button on the remote. Then, depress the [POWER] button on the receiver. After the receiver has powered up, release the remote [POWER] button. The satellite receiver will now respond only to this remote, when transmitting the above address number.

To verify the address number currently being transmitted by the remote, depress the [ADDR] key twice. The current address number will be displayed by one of the 4 LEDs on the remote. The LEDs are numbered 0 to 3 from left to right. If more than 4 address numbers are desired, please consult your satellite dealer.

CAUTION: Do not use a sharp object to press the [ADDR] button on the remote. We recommend using a car key, fingernail, paper clip, or other blunt-tipped instrument.

NOTE: In rare circumstances, brief interruptions of UHF transmission may occur. This happens when two UHF remotes are transmitting at exactly the same time. Wait a few seconds and normal operation will resume.


You may need to dear the memory of the XPERT remote to regain normal operation, when batteries are installed, a dip switch setting is changed, or you are experiencing a inoperative remote.

  • Open the battery compartment of the remote.

If you have an XPERT with dip switches: (shown on previous page)

  • Using a pen tip, move dip switch number 5 to the ON position for 3 seconds, then move it back to the OFF position. You have now RESET the remote. Verify that remote is now working.

If you have an XPERT with NO dip switches:

  • Remove the batteries from the remote, then press and hold the [POWER] key on the remote for at least 5 seconds. Carefully re-install the batteries and verify that the remote is operating correctly.

If you had previously changed the Addressability feature on the XPERT remote, you will need to perform the following to reset the unit and the remote to ADDRESS 0:

  • Verify that the receiver is OFF. Position the remote directly in front of the receiver. Depress and hold the [POWER] key on the remote. Then, depress the [POWER] button on the receiver. After the receiver has powered up, release the remote [POWER] key.


The EchoStar 710 and the XPERT~ Remote incorporate a new 10-bit addressable UHF technology for the transmission of keycodes. It is possible to use a standard EchoStar "5-bit" remote on the 710. If you wish to operate your receiver with this remote, follow the procedure below:

  • Make sure your receiver is OFF.
  • Depress and hold the POWER] button on the remote.
  • While holding the [POWER] key on the remote, press and release the [POWER] button on the front panel of the receiver. When two beeps are heard, release the [POWER] key on the remote. The receiver is now ready to respond to the remote.

NOTE: To resume use of the XPERT remote, follow the above procedure pressing the POWER button on XPERT remote instead



Unit does not respond and VideoCipher indicator light is flashing slowly. Unit does not respond and VideoCipher indicator light is flashing slowly.

The built-in diagnostic test has detected a problem in the IRD’s digital memory. Call your dealer or an Orbit Service Center. Please count the number of flashes in-between pauses and have your serial number handy.

No picture or sound, no indicator lights.

No power. Make certain that your receiver is plugged into an operating AC outlet. Power switch is off. Press power button.


No picture or sound, but indicator lights are lit.

Television is not on the correct channel, or fine tuning on TV is adjusted incorrectly. Check to be sure television is tuned to Channel 3 or 4 when using the modulator output. Dish is not pointed at a satellite. Verify that the dish is aimed at an active satellite. Poor cable connections. Check all cable connections and connectors. Defective LNA, BDC OR LNB. Replace defective part.


Picture has sparkles or picture is grainy.

Dish is not aimed at satellite. Readjust dish position. Polarity adjusted improperly. Readjust polarity. Video fine tuning adjusted incorrectly. Readjust video fine tuning. Excessive signal loss between dish and receiver. Install a line amplifier. Dish size is too small. Use larger dish. LNA, BDC or LNB is defective. Replace defective part. Poor connections. Check all coax connections. Water in coax cable connections. Check all connections, dry out if necessary and use coax seal on all outside connectors.

Herringbone pattern appears in all satellite pictures.

Strong local broadcast on same channel as, or adjacent channel to, the channel the modulator is set on. Toggle modulator switch on the receiver’s back panel. Readjust the fine tuning control on TV or receiver.

Video fine tuning does not adjust channel tuning properly. Excessive black or white sparkles on all channels.

DRO on the LNB or BDC is off-frequency. See DRO Adjustment in Custom Features section.

Audio sounds distorted or has noise, pops and clicks. Audio sounds distorted or has noise, pops and clicks.

CAUSE/SOLUTION: Selected AUDIO is not tuned to proper subcarrier. Select another AUDIO or tune the selected subcarrier for clear reception. Satellite is transmitting poor audio. Tune to another channel. Try a different audio bandwidth filter,

PROBLEM: Remote control does not operate or has poor range.

CAUSE/SOLUTION: Weak battery in remote. Replace battery. UHF remote antenna is not positioned properly. Move antenna slightly. NOTE: Obstructions such as walls, refrigerators,

Dish does not return accurately to ALL satellites.

CAUSE/SOLUTION: Loose actuator mounting on dish. Tighten bolts. Loose bolts on dish. Tighten bolts. Loose or defective pivot bearing on dish. Tighten or replace bearing. Defective sensor. Replace or rotate sensor. Installation done without shielded wire. Replace sensor wire. Realign all satellites in the controller memory. Refer to INSTALLATION in the Custom Features section of this manual and use the Re-Sync Actuator Option. Use caution when realigning dish to insure that the actuator does not over-extend.

PROBLEM: Dish does not return accurately to ONE satellite.

CAUSE/SOLUTION: Reprogram the problem satellite. Enter DISH Tuning and press [5][5] to peak the signal. Press [STORE].

Service information can be obtained by either calling Orbit Communication Service at 978-440-8899

NOTE: To receive the benefits of this ninety day limited warranty, you must sign Orbit's invoice and return the enclosed envelope within 10 days of purchase. Be sure to retain a dated Proof of Purchase!

Your EchoStar IRD is manufactured to Orbit’s Corporation’s specifications. The receiver warranty is limited to parts and labor for a period of neonate day. Orbit feeds are also covered for ninty day. Orbit LNBs and actuators are covered by a two year warranty. To receive the benefits of your warranty, you must be accompanied and return the enclosed warranty registration card within 15 days of the purchase date.

The warranty extends only to the original purchaser of the equipment and is limited to the purchase price of each component. All claims under this warranty must be accompanied by proof of purchase.

This warranty does not cover damage due to lightning (except for LNBs), power line surges, fire, flood or other acts of God, improper use, repair, or alteration by other than Orbit Corporation or one of its authorized repair centers, abuse, negligence, or improper installation or operation. This warranty does not cover any damage to actuators due to bent tubes or adverse weather conditions.

In no event shall the manufacturer be held liable for any incidental or consequential damage resulting from the use of the equipment. The manufacturer reserves the right to refuse to extend this warranty if any of the above exceptions are determined to have caused the equipment not to have performed properly. Replacement parts supplied under this warranty are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty period.

Equipment must be properly packaged and returned to Orbit Corporation, 90 Inverness Cirde East, Englewood, Colorado 80112, or to one of its authorized service centers. Prior to returning any equipment to Orbit Corporation, the purchaser must obtain a "return authorization number" from the Orbit service center. Cost of removal, transportation to the service center, and reinstallation will be paid by the purchaser.

An evaluation fee, plus shipping charges, may be assessed the purchaser by Orbit Corporation if the returned merchandise is deemed by Orbit to be operating properly.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on the duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

Service information can be obtained by either calling your Orbit Communication 978-440-8899.

Master Password

If you ever forget your Parental Lockout or Installation password, you’ll not be able to regain access to these important features. For this reason your receiver has a "master password" which will set both the Parental Lockout and Installation passwords to "[ENTER]." Once the passwords have been reset, you can access each feature by pressing the [ENTER] button when the receiver requests the password. You may wish to set new passwords, once you regain access to each feature.

To use the Parental Lockout and Installation "Master Password":

  • Press [MENU] on the remote control.
  • Enter [M] [A] [S] [T].
  • Press [ENTER], then [2] for Parental Lockout or [4] for Installation.
  • Press [ENTER] again.

You may want to write this number and store it in a safe place to avoid loss of your Custom Feature passwords.