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How to Set Up a Strong Satellite Receiver

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Strong Digital satellite receivers work in conjunction with your satellite dish to acquire free-to-air television signals that are broadcast for free. Unlike other services, FTA does not require any fees or subscription services to watch TV, however, the channel choices are limited to what signals are available. Connect the Strong receiver to your satellite dish to watch free local and network programs. The receivers install in a similar fashion to standard satellite equipment and can work with your pre-existing satellite dish.

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Things You'll Need:

  • Coaxial cable
  • Component cables
  1. Connect the coaxial cable to the outlet associated with your satellite dish. Attach the other end to the "Satellite IN" jack on the rear of the receiver.

  2. Plug the component cables into the "Video+Audio OUT" ports on the rear of the Strong receiver. Connect the other end to the "Video+Audio IN" ports on the TV's input panel.

  3. Connect the receiver to a power supply and turn on your TV. Press the "Input" or "TV/Video" button until the picture from the receiver appears on your screen. The "Installation Wizard" will automatically appear on the screen.

  4. Select your language using the arrow keys on the remote and press "OK." Select your country, antenna mode and channel numbering and press "OK."

  5. Highlight the "Scan" button and press "OK" to perform a search for available channels. Once the Automatic Search is complete the receiver is finished being set up and you can begin watching your free satellite channels.

How to Set Up a Satellite Dish for Television

Set up a satellite dish to enjoy all your favorite channels
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Setting up a satellite dish for television can be slightly difficult due to the complications involved in positioning and adjusting the dish for strong signal reception. Nonetheless, if you follow the right procedures and get another person to help you out with the dish installation, you can easily receive satellite television channels at your home.

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Things You'll Need:

  • Satellite dish
  • User's manual
  • Level tool
  • Satellite receiver
  • Mounting device
  1. Examine the area where you want to set up the satellite dish. Keep in mind that uneven surface or obstructions will lead to several installation problems. It is better to ensure that the area is clear before you start working.

  2. Mount the satellite dish on the mounting device. Take a level tool and make sure the dish is perpendicular to this level.

  3. Connect the television with the satellite receiver using the RCA connectors, which are the usual red, white and yellow colored wires. Plug all three into their respective ports on your television set. Plug the receiver's power plug into a power outlet.

  4. Turn the TV on and browse through the installed receiver's menu option to put on the signal meter screen. You will use this signal screen to gauge the signal strength of the satellite dish.

  5. Position the dish towards south. Adjust the dish's elevation according to position of the satellite by loosening the elevation bolt nuts and moving the dish upwards and downwards to adjust the appropriate position. Get another person to help you here. Tell him to observe the signal screen and notify, after every adjustment, if you are getting closer to receiving a better signal.

  6. Loosen the bolt nuts on the LNB arm of satellite. Carefully adjust the dish left to right just like you did in the last step. This is known as azimuth adjustment. For better adjustment at this step, go through your satellite dish manual for instructions on determining the azimuth number.

  7. Keep making little adjustments to the position of the satellite dish until you get signal strength between 70 and 80 on the signal meter screen. The satellite dish setup is complete.

Tips & Warnings

  • While connecting television with the satellite receiver (Step 3), make sure the wires run directly without using splitters. If you use splitters, there is a risk of weak strength of the signal.

How to Install & Set Up a Satellite Receiver

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Knowing how to set up and install your own satellite receiver is extremely important if you subscribe to a satellite provider and want to reorganize your room, or if you are installing your own free-to-air satellite dish. Connecting the satellite receiver to your television is just like hooking up a cable receiver or digital to analog converter box and you only need a few cables to perform the entire hook up.

Hook up your own satellite receiver.


Things You'll Need:

  • Satellite receiver
  • Coaxial cable
  • RCA audio/video cable
  • TV
    • Find the coaxial cable running into your home. This comes directly from the satellite dish. Connect the coaxial cable into the "In" port on the back of the receiver. Make sure the cable screws on tightly to ensure a complete and secure connection.

    • Plug the red, white and yellow RCA cables into the "Video Out" ports on the receiver. Make sure the cables match the same colors as the connection ports. The red and white cables control the audio signal while the yellow cable provides the video signal.

    • Insert the other ends of the cables into the "Video In" ports on the television. Like with the receiver you want to make sure the cables are inserted into the same colored ports.

    • Power on the television and the cable receiver. Push "Video" on either the TV or the TV's remote control and the satellite programming appears on the screen. Change the channel of the satellite programming by using the satellite receiver's remote control.

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1 seniorkoa   (2011-05-27 7:51 AM) [Gurus Entry]
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