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    How do I install satellite channels? - General

    Published on 2018-01-04

    Ensure that:
    • The satellite cable is firmly connected to the television and the wall socket.


    When installing multiple satellites, start with step 1
    When installing only one satellite, start with step 2

    1. Choose the number of satellites

    By default, the TV is set to one satellite. To install multiple satellites, follow these steps:
    • Change the connection type. Press the “Home” button on the remote control of the TV and select:
    [Setup] > [Search for satellite] > [Install channels] > [Settings] > [Connection type]
    • Choose one of the following options:
    • DiSEqC 1.0 (3-4 LNBs)
    • DiSEqC Mini (2 LNBs)
    Check which option to select on the manual or label of the DiSEqC Switch. When in doubt, try the setting DiSEqC 1.0 (3-4 LNBs). Please note that the TV only supports DiSEqC Mini and 1.0.

    • Select [Done] > [Start]
    The TV will start a complete channel scan. This can take up to an hour, depending on the number of satellites. When the search is complete, the TV will display a message and show an overview of the found channels. Press “OK” to finish the installation.


    Use these steps if the provider specifically mentions that the satellite uses unicable

    A unicable system (EN50494) can connect either one or two satellites using only one cable.
    • Press the “Home” button on the remote control of the TV and select:
    [Setup] > [Search for satellite] > [Install channels] > [Settings] > [Connection type]

    • Choose and confirm the matching option:
    [Unicable for 1 satellite]
    [Unicable for 2 satellites]

    The television will now display a list of user bands (UBs):
    UB0, UB1, UB2, UB3, UB4, UB5, UB6, UB7

    If the provider uses a user band range between UB1 and UB8, please subtract 1 to match the UB numbering on the TV.

    • Choose a user band (UB) and press the “OK” button.
    • Enter the user-band-frequency given by the cable service provider (xxxx.xxx MHz). It should be within the following range:
    Minimum frequency: 0950.000
    Maximum frequency: 2150.000
    • Press “OK” to start the satellite search.

    2. Search channels

    To (re)install the channels, press the “Home” button on the remote control of the television and select:
    [Setup] > [Search for satellite] > [Install channels]
    • After finding the satellites, confirm the installation with “OK”.

    Note: Some TVs will ask how to preorder the found channels. Choose one of the options and press “OK”.

    Note for consumers in the United Kingdom:
    • Televisions are almost always sold with only a DVB-T tuner.
    • If the television has no DVB-S tuner, a set-top box is needed to view satellite channels, usually in combination with a Sky subscription.

    The information on this page applies to the following models: 24PFT5231/05 , 22PFT4031/05 , 49PFT4131/05 , 43PFT4131/05 , 32PHT4131/05 , 24PHT4031/05 , 32PHH4101/88 , 40PFH4100/88 , 48PFH4100/88 , 32PHH4100/88 , 22PFH4000/88 , 24PHH5210/88 , 24PHH4000/88 , 50PUS6809/12 , 40PFH4109/88 , 65PFS6659/12 , 55PFT6309/12 , 55PFS5709/12 , 48PFS5709/12 , 47PFT6309/12 , 42PFT6309/12 , 40PFS5709/12 , 55PFH5209/88 , 48PFS6609/12 , 55PFS6609/12 , 48PFT5509/12 , 32PHH4109/88 , 50PFH4319/88 , 47PFH5209/88 , 40PFH4319/88 , 32PHT4509/12 , 32PHH4319/88 , 40PFS6609/12 , 50PFT4509/12 , 50PFH4109/88 , 20PHH4109/88 , 22PFH4109/88 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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