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Default Idiots Guide For Sonicview 8000 HD

Idiots Guide For SonicView 8000 HD


Idiots Guide For SonicView 8000 HD

1) Install your dish(s) outside. For DN point the dish to either 110W or 119W or both if you have a bracket.
For Bev point your dish to either 82W or 91W or both if you have a bracket
2) Connect a cable to each round type LNB
3) Connect the other end of the cables to a switch (only required if you have more than one LNB) Note what LNB & Satellite you connect to which switch number.
4) From the switch connect a cable to your receivers Satellite In.
5) Use a HDMI cable to connect your receiver to your TV
6) Turn on your receiver
7) Press OK to select English
8) Press the Menu Key
9) Select Install
10) Select Dish Settings press OK
11) You should now be at Dish Settings
12) Press OK
13) For 110W, scroll down until you reach EchoStar 8,X 110W
14) Press the Blue button to Set Favourite and press OK
15) Check you Signal and Quality
16) If you used a switch use your down arrow key until you get do DiSEqC
17) Use your side arrow until you reach the Port Number of 110W
18) Press the RED button for Scan SAT DO NOT BLIND SCAN!!! VERY IMPORTANT STEP.
19) Your settings should be: Satellite = Current Satellite....Mode = Fast...Polarization = All
20) Press OK
21) After the scan is complete it OK to save your changes.
22) Repeat Steps 8-21 for 119W EchoStar7 119.0W and select the DiSEqC for 119W
23) Repeat Steps 8-21 for 82W Nimiq2 82W and select the DiSEqC for 82W
24) Repeat Steps 8-21 for 91W Nimiq1.3 91.0W and select the DiSEqc for 91W
25) On your computer insert a memory stick less than 1GB
26) Format the memory stick for Fat32
27) Download the latest ROM file onto your computer
28) Unzip the downloaded file
29) Copy the unzipped file to your memory stick
30) Insert your memory stick into the front of your receiver
31) Press the Menu Key
32) Use your arrow keys to you reach USB
33) Press OK or select File List then press OK
34) Select the current ROM File
35) Select S/W Update and Press OK
37) After re-boot remove memory stick, press EXIT and watch TV

If you complete the above and you are not getting BEV
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1) On your computer download the latest Softkey patch
2) Unzip the file
3) Copy the Unzipped file to your memory card
4) Insert your memory card into your receiver
5) Press the Menu Key
6) Use your arrow keys to you reach USB
7) Press OK or select File List then Press OK
8) Scroll down to the Key file and press OK
9) Select Key Update and Press OK
11) After re-boot remove memory stick, press EXIT and watch TV

Installing a External Hard Drive
1) On your computer format the drive for FAT32 (I'm using a 340GB external drive)
2) Install the Hard Disk at your receiver with the USB cable plugged in the front and wait for the HD to boot
3) Press the Menu Key
4) Use our arrow key and select USB
5) Select Scan Disk and Press OK
6) Select Yes to Scan USB Drive (I believe this prepares the HD to work with the SonicView)
7) Press OK to select Yes when the scan is complete

To Record and Playback from Hard Drive
1) Select the channel you wish to record
2) Press the Red record button on your remote - you should see a record symbol on your screen
3) When you want to stop recording press the Stop button on your remote
4) Press OK to select Yes to stop the recording
5) To review your recordings, press the Menu Key
6) Use your arrow key to select USB
7) Select File List and press OK
8) Press OK to select SVHD_Video
9) Use your up and down arrow keys to select the file you wish to watch and press OK
10) Press OK for Playback
11) Use your Pause or Stop keys to watch movie

Scrambled Channel on BEV
Check your codes (enter menu then press 7890 and you will see the code menu pop in), check for providers 0905 and 0906 for Bev.
If they are not there, then the key file was not loaded properly. (Thanks blueroy812 for this post)

To Install the 8PSK Module
1) Make sure all cables are disconnected before continuing - Failure to do so can destroy your receiver
2) Make a Jumper cable out of RG6 cable about 5 inches long and attach ends
3) Had to delete this because of live link to another site - Bum4Lyfe
4) Reassemble the receiver and attaching all cables
5) Install the jumper cable from the UHF Remote Antenna to the IF Out
6) Power up the receiver
7) Press the Menu Key
8) Select the Install Menu
9) Use your Up and Down arrow key and select External Module
10) The External Module should be "Detected"
11) Set Normal QPSK to "Built-in Tuner"
12) Press Exit

a) Only use RG6 cables (RG59 cannot carry the high frequency required for satellites)
b) 4GB sticks do not work and will give you a short and long flash when inserted into the receiver
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