1. If there is a box attached to the back of the receiver remove it by turning the black knob. This is a diplexer and it is not needed.
2. Connect your antenna coax to the input of the 8VSB module (it is the tan square module)
3. Connect the unit to your TV. I use the componet for my TV and is the best connection (It's the Green, Blue, Red connections). If your TV doesn't have a componet input then use the s-video connection.
4. Plug the unit in. It will run a diagnostic and the front lights will blink. It will take some time to run so be patient.
5. When the unit comes on it will probably go to ch.100 and tell you there is no signal. This is normal.
6. On the remote (put batteries in it if you haven't already) press the VOOM
button. You will then see the standard VOOM menu.
7. Press the GREEN button. Using the DOWN arrow highlight "Local Channels" and press OK. You will see a list of channels. These are the local channels from the area where the receiver was activated. They can't be permanently removed, but they can be "hidden". Highlight the first channel and press OK. Repeat until
all channels are hidden. Press the BACK button.
8. Press the GREEN button. Press the GREEN button again. Using the DOWN arrow highlight "Instalation" I think it is option 7.
9. Highlight the first option, press OK and follow the instructions for setting up your TV's resolution. You will then be taken back to the instalation menu.
10. Highlight "Scan Local Channels" and press OK. When the scan is complete follow the instructions to save the channels.
11. Press the WATCH button to exit the menus and use the CH DOWN or punch in the channel number of one of you local stations. IE: press 3 to goto ch.3
12. You're all set. You can change channel by using the channel + - or punching in the channel number. Try going through all your local channels to make sure none of the previous owners locals are still showing up. If some are follow the instructions above for removing them.
13. Once you are comfortable with using the receiver you can then program your remote to control your TV.
14. To program the remote go into the instalation menu like you did to to program your locals and follow the instructions for programming the remote.
HINTS & WARNINGS
A. When in doubt press the WATCH button to exit menus and return to the last TV station you were watching.
B. NEVER EVER activate the parental locks or set up a PIN. There were problems with this feature and you can actually lock yourself out and be left with a dead receiver.
C. Curiosity killed the cat and can kill your receiver. Without a satellite signal and VOOM to rehit your receiver you can be left with a non functional receiver. Once you have set up your locals and programed your remote forget how to do it and never return to the instalation menus. Only use the CH. + - or key pad to change channels. Use the volume to control your set's volume and use the TV and SAT butons to turn these devices on or off. There is no real need to use any of the other buttons after you program your receiver.
bryan27 said:The city where the unit was activated determines the default local channel map. However, with VOOM gone these channel maps are useless. With the scanning function the box will receive all locals with a high enough signal level and transmitting Channel Name and Number from anywhere.
When VOOM was active, I received Los Angeles channel 13 with no problem. After VOOM went off the air, I cannot receive 13. I have rescanned, and have a large OTA antennae; all the major LA stations have their signals sent from atop the same mountain.
I've tried with and without the diplexer, and 13 is up toward the UHF frequency; it can be obtained with the smallest of antennae, usually. So, could it be analog only? VOOM received it before. I've read that you can find a ''frequency'' to select when you do the scan to narrow the area searched. That number was not the ''channel number'', and I found a list on a web site for antennae information. Anybody recall the site? Others out here seem to have had the '13' problem; so somebody must have solved it by now.
A VOOM installer input '60' when he performed the channel scan; but I can't remember where he got the '60' from. I've tried to see if the channel 13 has been hidden from sight; so I could click on the 'hidden' icon and return it to 'visible and working'.george818 said:I too am in L.A. I had Voom since Jan, always got all my locals, never cancelled. Voom went dark April 30 as anticipated but all of my locals continued to work. Had to reboot the receiver once due to a lockup, but when it came back all the locals still worked. It did notice though, that upon reboot, the channel name for channel 13 is now gone, but the channel still works. For your situation, could it be that 13 is not transmitting the SSID information and the Voom box cannot find during the scan because of that? Don't really know, but I did notice that the channel name was gone so perhaps that is related.
No last statement for me yet either.
you can get the rf numbers from antennaweb.org. If the station was analog only then Voom would not have picked it up. If others in the area are having the same problem then it might be a problem with the station and not your box. Also, make sure that the channel is not hidden. Good luck.[/QUOTE]spahoose said:After VOOM went off the air, I cannot receive 13.
That isn't the way things are going. Stations were given a choice to stay on their digital channel, move their digital to their old analog channel, or choose a different channel if their analog was on 2-6 or their digital was on 52-69.lilyarbie said:A final thing to add is that whenever analog is officially axed off by the FCC, then the current analog RF numbers should become the digital RF numbers. Of course, if your channel is on 52-69, then your stations channel will become something else since this part of the channel spectrum will be axed off at the same time that analog broadcasts are eliminated.
So just to be crystal clear , we're saying that the Voom receiver scans for and receives the sub channels, but in order to view one you have to go to the master channel and move to the next channel, right?lilyarbie said:sorry to break this to you, but there is no way of inputting sub-channels. That is those channels that come in order numerically (13.1,13.2,13.3,etc.).
NEW IN BOX is a doorstop you are right it has to be previously activated to work.mnassour said:So just to be crystal clear , we're saying that the Voom receiver scans for and receives the sub channels, but in order to view one you have to go to the master channel and move to the next channel, right?
Also, there's a lot of misinformation on Ebay, as usual. Does a Voom receiver have to have been previously activated to receive OTA? Some auctions say no, some yes.
Frankly, I'd like to buy a virgin box but if it's a doorstop......
Well, after some reading it's obvious that the virgin boxes are a doorstop. So if one was going to purchase from Ebay, it seems vital that the receiver have been previously authorized and that the seller assure the buyer that it works for off-air, yes?
Last time I tried on ch3 shreveport La the channel scan does detect the sub channels.lilyarbie said:sorry to break this to you, but there is no way of inputting sub-channels. That is those channels that come in order numerically (13.1,13.2,13.3,etc.) .
No once detected it will show up in the guide.mnassour said:So just to be crystal clear , we're saying that the Voom receiver scans for and receives the sub channels, but in order to view one you have to go to the master channel and move to the next channel, right?