This section describes how to program
the Satcruiser receivers.
the DSR-101 Plus
the DSR-2040 (Digital/Analog/Positioner)
Software or TV channels between two receiver
Programming the Satcruiser DSR-101 Plus+
Channel Search for a Specific Frequency
- Press Menu
- Press Installation, OK
- Press TP Configuration, OK
- At the Satellite name, press OK to view a list
of the satellites.
- Use Channel Down/Up to select the appropriate
satellite then press OK
- Press Left Arrow to go down to the frequency
- Press Channel Down/Up to highlight the
frequency then press OK
- Use Channel Down/Up to highlight "Search
Channels" then press OK. Please note that if there is no
signal on the lower signal quality meter, the receiver will not
be able to lock on the signal.
- Press Exit when the channels are found.
Changing the Name of a TV channel
- Press Menu
- Press Installation, OK
- Press Edit TV List
- Channel Down/Up to highlight the channel
- Press INFO
- At the channel name press OK
- Use the Keyboard like screen to change the
- press Menu
- Press Exit
View TV Channels on a specific Satellite
If you have multiple satellites programmed and wish to group the
channels per satellite follow this procedure
- Press the Left Volume Key
- Select the satellite you wish to view and press
- The TV list will show the channel that belong
to that specific satellite. To view all satellites press the
Left Volume key again and select ALL Satellites
Programming the Satcruiser 2040 (digital/Analog/Positioner)
- If you already have an analog receiver, please experiment with the DSR-2040
before disconnecting your old analog receiver.
- Move the Dish to Galaxy 7 and view channel 10 (Shop at Home)
- Turn the power off on your old analog receiver.
- Disconnect the C band from the old analog receiver and connect it to the
"DIGITAL" input of the 2040. Connect the "DIGITAL OUT" to ANA-A
of the 2040 using the small cable wire provided with the unit.
- Turn on the power of the 2040 receiver.
- Enter the MAIN MENU and select INSTALLATION
submenu. Choose TP CONFIGURATION and select satellite GALAXY
7. Use the VOLUME key to move through the different
satellites stored in the 2040. When you reach GALAXY 7, use the Channel down to
point to the LNB line. Press OK to view the LNB setting.
Make sure the LNB has the following setting.
LNB Type = STANDARD
Frequency HIGH = 05150
Polarity Control = SKEW
0/12 Volts SWITCH = Disable
22KHz = Disable
DiSEqC = Disable
- Select Same Param for LNB and Press OK
- Press the MENU key to return back to the TP
CONFIGURATION submenu. use the CHANNEL DOWN key to point
to the first TP line and press OK. Select POSITION
and press OK to save the current position of satellite. GALAXY 7 is
now stored at the current position.
- Press the MENU key to return back to the TP CONFIGURATION submenu. Select
SEARCH CHANNELS and press OK
The 2040 will proceed to search all the digital free to air TV and RADIO channels
available on the vertical polarity of GALAXY 7. (Please note that setting the original
analog receiver to channel 10 sets the polarizer
in the feed horn to vertical polarity,
and since the 2040 is not connected to the polarizer
yet, the polarizer is fixed at the
vertical polarity). If the old analog receiver was set to channel 21 -Bet on Jaz-
then the 2040 will search all the horizontal polarity signal because in this case, the
polarizer is fixed at horizontal polarity. Once you connect the
(Red, White, and Black for +5V, Pulse and Ground), then the 2040 will automatically switch
the polarizer to the correct polarity. For now, do not connect the
When the search is finished, keep pressing the MENU key until you return back to the main
TV screen. Use Channel UP and DOWN buttons to vie the DIGITAL FTA channels. A number
of channels may be encrypted (normally will have a $ sign before the name) and will not be
viewable, they will display the message "Service not available".
To search for a single frequency. Use the CHANNEL DOWN key in the TP CONFIGURATION submenu
to point to the desired frequency, press OK then go down the SEARCH CHANNELS and press OK
again. When finished, press the MENU key until you return back to the main screen.
The Sat Cruiser DSR-2040 is programmed to receive 500 analog channels. The
unit is programmed for 40 channels that keep repeating. Please note that just like
your old analog receiver, when you search for channels in the analog mode, the receiver
will lock onto frequencies that may not have a video or audio picture.
- Press the ANA/DIG key then the OSD key
- Set the 2040 to channel number 1 by pressing 0001
- Press the GUIDE key to loop through the ANALOG MENU.
- Press the GUIDE key until you see the VIDEO submenu. Use the CHANNEL DOWN
key to go down the ALL SCAN then press OK
The 2040 will scan all the channels available on that satellite (Remember that the
is set to one position only the vertical or horizontal polarity, when the
wires are finally connected, it will search both polarities).
Please note that when you scan the channels, the analog channel list will be
overwritten from the current channel position forward. For example if you are at channel
35, the ALL SCAN function will overwrite the channels from 35 forward.
- Press the OSD key again to start viewing the channels. Please note that if
you hear sound, but you can not see analog picture, press the OSD key to get out of the
- You can also press the GUIDE key while viewing the analog channels, the menu will
be in transparent mode where you can see the actual analog picture behind the menu.
- To switch back and forth between analog and digital modes press the ANA/DIG key.
- Once you feel comfortable with the unit, turn the power off. Disconnect the wires
from your old analog receiver -MAKE SURE THE POWER IS TURNED OFF ON BOTH RECEIVERS- and
connect them to the 2040 as follows. Please note the the colors of the wires may
vary depending. The two heavy gage wires and the 3 thin wires (one bundle) connect
to the actuator. The other 3 wires (second bundle) connect to the polarizer.
Thin Red connect to +5V
Thin White connect to PULSE
Thin Black connect to GROUND
4 Actuator wires
Thin brown connect to PULSE
Thin Green connect to GROUND
MEDIUM WHITE connect to M1
MEDIUM RED connect to M2
Please note if the the dish moves east when it should be moving west then reverse the M1
and M2 wires. Also, make sure not to mix the thin red and white wires with
the MEDIUM red and white wires which go to M1 and M2. You may damage the actuator sensor.
An alternative approach to testing the unit is to keep the C Band connection
connected to the old analog receiver. Connect the Ku band directly the the
"DIGITAL" input of the 2040. You can loop through to LNBB. Please
note that there might be no analog Ku signal on the satellite.
Move the dish using the old analog receiver to TELSTAR 5 and set it to channel 8
(AB News feed which is Even polarity) and proceed to program the unit as described in the
TO CONFIGURATION submenu. Program frequency 12152H SR=20000. You should receive 8
digital channels, Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Iranian).
Once you feel comfortable with programming the DIGITAL
and ANALOG parts of the 2040. You will be ready to discard your old receiver and program
all the channels into the 2040.
You can use output channel UHF 40, or the RCA wire connections. RCA is preferred
since UHF channel 40 will interfere with local cable if you have cable TV.
Connect cable TV, or Antenna input into Antenna IN of the 2040
Connect the Polarizer
wires as described above
Connect the Actuator wires as described above
If you have C Band only, connect the C Band to "Digital IN" of the
and connect "DIGITAL OUT" to LNBA using the small cable wire provided
with your 2040
if you have both C and Ku input, then you must split the C and Ku using 2 way power
pass high frequency splitters. Connect one leg of the C band to LNBA, one leg of the Ku
band to LNBB. Connect the other leg of the C band to a 0/12 volts switch, and the
leg of the Ku band to a 0/12 volts switch (Use can also use 22KHz switch or DiSEqC
switch). 0/12 volts switch is preferable. Connect the output of the switch to
"DIGITAL IN" of the 2040.
Connect the TV using UHF channel 40 (Set your TV to AIR not
CABLE), or using the RCA wires.
Connect the polarizer
Connect the actuator wires
Enter the MAIN MENU and select INSTALLATION
sub menu. Choose MOTORIZED ANT SETTING and select CHANGE LIMIT
press OK then proceed to set the LOWER LIMIT. Use EAST
key or VOLUME key to move the dish to the lower limit. If the dish moves east when
it should be moving west, turn the unit off and reverse the actuator's M1
and M2 connection. Make sure not to go too far or the dish may tip.
If the dish tips, no harm will be done, have someone push the dish slightly as you
move it back with the remote control. Press OK to set the lower limit. Proceed to
set the upper limit to reach the farthest satellite to the west. Press OK to store the
You are now ready to program the satellites. It is easier to program the
satellite in analog mode rather than in digital mode. However, you need to remember to
STORE the dish position in analog mode, otherwise the dish position will be lost when you
move to the next satellite. Once you find a satellite. scroll down to the STORE
section and press OK.
The 2040 comes preprogrammed for a number of North America's satellites.
It also has 10 user defined satellites. You will need to program the satellite names
and types C or Ku (positions can be programmed later).
Proceed to add the satellites you wish to program. While in digital mode, press MENU,
OK, INSTALLATION, OK, TP CONFIGURATION, OK. Use the volume key to traverse the
satellite names. If the satellite in question is not already in the system, use USER1
through USER10 to select it. Pressing the OK key at the satellite name
allows you to change the satellite name. Go down to the LNB line and Press OK, the LNB
menu will be displayed. Select the LNB input as LNBA (C band) or LNBB for Ku Band.
For the 0/12 volts select 0 volts for C band, and 12 volts for Ku Band. For the
Polarity select SKEW if you have a big dish with motorized polorator
(almost all big dishes have this type).
Move the dish to the west limit and start programming the satellites eastward.
Please note that just like the old analog receiver where you have to identify a channel on
a satellite, you will have to do the same, however you will have to use the channel
frequency to find the channel rather than the channel number. The following is a list of
channels and their frequencies on the various satellites.
The list is not complete, it is just a sample.
||Shop at Home
|| America One
|| NASA Center
Press the ANA/DIG to switch into analog mode. Press the OSD
key to get into the analog MAIN MENU. Press the GUIDE key until you
see Th VIDEO menu. Select the satellite name from the list of
satellites using the VOLUME key, then enter the frequency from the above
table. Move the dish east or west until you find the desired channel. Select the
dish POSITION from the LNB menu (press GUIDE
until you see the LNB menu) and go down to the STORE
line and press OK. Please note that if you
do not store the position of the satellite, you will not be able to return to it in either
analog or digital mode. You MUST store the dish position in the LNB menu.
Press the GUIDE key to go back to the VIDEO menu
and select the ALL SCAN line and press OK. When
you scan all channels, it is quite possible that the 2040 will find channels from the next
satellite, those satellites will come in weak and will be grainy. However, all the
channels on the actual satellites will come in very clear.
Proceed to locate the next satellite and store it. When all the satellites
are stored switch back to digital mode and program the digital channels as described in
above in the setup section.
If the 2040 fails to lock onto a strong digital frequency, you may need to move
the dish position east or west, or adjust the skew in digital mode. It would be best
if you use a satellite finder like the SF-95 to peak the dish to its highest signal.
If there is analog channel, then peak the dish on the analog channel, if not peak
it on the digital frequency. However be careful to to venture too far from the satellite
or the Satfinder will be giving you signals from the next satellite.
the TV Channels or the software from one receiver to another
You can copy either the TV Channels only,
or the TV channels and receiver's firmware.
To initiate the copying process, please follow these directions.
- Prepare the two receivers. One is the source,
the other is the target.
- Set the source receiver in send mode as follows
- Turn on the power of the source receiver
and press the buttons on the front panel or the remote control
in the following order: MENU, CH-UP, VOL-UP, CH-DOWN,
The text CPPG (Copy Program) will appear on the front LED
- If you wish to copy the firmware and the TV
channels, then skip this bullet. If you wish to copy just the TV
channels then press CH-UP or CH-Down, the LED will
display CPCH (Copy Channels).
- Press the OK button. The LED will
- Connect the source and target receivers with an
RS232 null modem cable.
- Turn on the power of the target
- The copy function will proceed automatically.
STRT will be displayed on the front LED of the source
receiver, and a percentage will be displayed on the target
- When transfer is completed, the message GOOD
or FAIL will appear on the front LED of the source
receiver, and UPDA will be displayed on the LED of the
target receiver. The target receiver will reboot.
- If you want to make a copy to another receiver,
just proceed from step 6 through 9. No need to press any buttons
on the source receiver.