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  1. DTH NILESAT INSTALLATION
  2. DTH MULTISATELLITE INSTALLATION
  3. INSTALLATION IN AN MDU / BUILDING
  4. HD FAQ
  5. HD PVR: ACCESSORY COMPATIBILITY
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1. DTH NILESAT INSTALLATION

First, position your dish, using whether a standard Universal LNB or the Legacy output of a SATCR LNB. Then, plug the fixed lead on the 12V power supply into the socket labelled DC 12V IN in the receiver. Tehn, plug the 2-way connector on the supplied mains lead into the socket on the 12V power supply unit. And then, connect the mains plug from the 12V power supply into a main wall socket.

Standard Universal or Legacy LNB.
SatCR LNB.

First time installation setup for the HD PVR

Booting up
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Booting Screen 1
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Booting Screen 2
First Time Installation Setup
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Menu Language Selection
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HD Resolution Selection
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Verify that the STB is having Nilesat feed connected
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Selection of the tuning parameters

Universal LNB

The use of a twin a LNB is required to connect the OSN HD PVR two tuners. The leads are to be connected directly from the twin universal LNB to each one of the tuner connectors labelled SAT IN1 and SAT IN2 on the OSN HD PVR.

Case of dual boxes installation HD PVR + HD Zapper

A use of a Quattro LNB is advised in this case and a third cable should be run from the LNB to the second STB (HD Zapper). In case of multi-dishes installation (see correspondent section below) the cable should be run form the third output of the DiSEqC switch to the tuner input of the second STB (HD Zapper).

SATCR LNB

In case of SATCR LNB the use of all power pass splitter is required.
The lead is to be connected directly from the SATCR LNB to the input of the all power pass splitter. The outputs of the splitter should be connected to each of the tuner connectors labelled SAT IN1 and SAT IN2 on the OSN HD PVR.

All Power Pass Triax Splitter
SATCR Selection Menu Make sure that the below 4 user bands are available for each tuner input:
  • 1210 MHz
  • 1420 MHz
  • 1680 MHz
  • 2040 MHz
And select two different user bands for each tuner and save the settings.

Case of dual boxes installation HD PVR + HD Zapper

A use of a minimum three outputs of all power pass splitter is required. The lead is to be connected directly from the SATCR LNB to the input of the all power pass splitter. Two of the outputs of the splitter should be connected to each of the tuner connectors of the OSN HD PVR. While the third output should be connected to the input of the HD Zapper.

SATCR Selection Menu

Given that you already installed the HD PVR as per the previous picture settings. For the HD Zapper select a new user band than the one selected for the HD PVR.

Notes:

  1. DVB-S2: Due to the Phase Noise issues with legacy old LNBs, use of High gain Low Noise LNBs in edge of footprint is recommended.
  2. Connect the STB to an HD TV using an HDMI cable. For a normal SD TV use an RCA/cinch cable to connect the TV and the STB in CVBS mode or Component mode.
  3. For improved sound you can connect your receiver to a home cinema or Hi-Fi system using the receiver's DIGITAL AUDIO connectors. For this you will need a 75 ohm coaxial cable or a digital audio is compatible with Dolby Digital Plus.
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Select a valid entry point (Transponder having valid SI)
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Signal level check
Once the tuning parameters are correctely configured, the tuner is locked and the signal level is sufficient, press OK on the remote control.
A screen as on the left-side will appear displaying a 1/4 video screen of the first service in the bouquet.
Congratulations!! Installation succeeded.
Select "Channel List" to view and browse the list of services.
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Installation succeded
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2. DTH MULTISATELLITE INSTALLATION

 

2.1 DiSEqC Requirements

This section will guide you through, how to setup the OSN HD PVR for multi-network configuration using DiSEqC switches.
Let's take an example of an installation having 3 Networks: Nilesat, Hotbird and Arabsat, correspondingly configured on DiSEqC 1, DiSEqC 2, and DiSEqC 3. The output of the DiSEqC switch should be connected to the tuner connector labeled SAT IN of the OSN HD Zapper.

2.2 LNB and DiSEqC setup

After the appropriate Outdoor Unit (ODU) installation has been done, the OSN HD PVR should be configured for all the three networks. This consists of matching the setup of the LNBs with the correspondent DiSEqC ports. By default settings is matching the above given installation example as per the illustration below.
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LNB 1 DiSEqC A is set for Nilesat
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LNB 2 DiSEqC C is set for Arabsat
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LNB 3 DiSEqC B is set for Hotbird
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Select a valid entry point (Transponder having valid SI)
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Signal level check
Once the tuning parameters are correctly configured, the tuner is locked and the signal level is sufficient, press OK on the remote control.
A screen as on the left-side will appear displaying a 1/4 video screen of the first service in the bouquet.
Congratulations!! Installation succeeded.
Select "Channel List" to view and browse the list of services.

Notes:

  • The OSN HD services are broadcasted on the Frequencies 10834 and 11278 V with Baud rate of 27500 KSymbol/sec and FEC 2/3. Therefore having Low band Vertical frequencies is required to receive OSN HD services.
  • The OSN HD IRD is not intended to be installed in Frequency Shifted IF buildings. This will be made available for next phase of software development.
  • By default, the OSN HD IRDs are installed with the default service list that can not be edited. Therefore we can use the Free-to-Air scan functionality to add other third part services from Satellites other than Nilesat.
  • Only provided OSN smartcard can be used with the OSN HD IRD in the embedded smartcard slot.
  • CI-CAM slot is available only for Zapper and not for PVR. Therefore no third part smartcard can be used on the PVR.

The installer should perform a site test at each location to determine that all the services provided are listed at the levels required for distribution (see below). Any service not found as a result of the site test must be reported immediately to OSN Platform Technology so that an agreement may be made as to which services will be provided to the customer.

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3. INSTALLATION IN AN MDU / BUILDING

 

The installation shall supply at least four cable Integrated Reception System, comprising four cables providing individual IF Polarities, through switching devices to a minimum of one position or at least with two cables (with both polarities and bands) in each dwelling within the buildings.

3.3 Signal levels required in IF or cascaded installations

All signal levels must comply with the maximum provided for by the amplifiers installed or to be installed taking into account adequate rating for the number of channels distributed and amplifiers in cascade

The maximum/minimum levels at each outlet position on the system are as follows:

  MAXIMUM LEVEL MINIMUM LEVEL
Satellite IF Digital 77 dBµV 52 dBµV

The Satellite Digital frequencies require a minimum Carrier to Noise ratio at the outlets of 9 dB.
Measurement of Carrier to Noise ratio should be made against a "noise floor" and not between transponders. The recommended frequencies to set the noise floor are 1,970 MHz. in the low band and 1,070 MHz. in the high band. Should a transponder signal be present at these frequencies than the "noise floor" frequency should be adjusted to avoid conflict.

Dishes should be aligned for maximum signal strength and carrier to noise ratios. The LNB should be aligned so that the horizontal and vertical transponders appear equal and give maximum rejection of the opposite polarity, this is to avoid cross polarisation problems.

3.4 Amplifiers and Attenuators requirements

In case the signal is below 52 dBµV, use an amplifier but the amplified signal should not exceed 77 dBµV.

In case the signal is above 77 dBµV, then use an attenuator or a splitter to reduce the signal level.

All amplifiers and distribution equipment shall be by an OSN certified supplier, See appendix B for details.

All Equipment must be able to cope with the minimum and maximum signal levels.

3.5 Multiswitch DC supply requirements

If the multiswitches are line powered from the HD IRD only, and no other power supply is used, care must be taken to ensure that the maximum current drawn, including the LNB, is less than 315 mA.

In case of using a Multi-switch, it should not have an insertion loss more than 4-6dB.

In case of cascaded switch system, make sure that there is no return DC voltage from the switch to the HD IRD tuner.

3.6 Cables requirements

All cables shall be manufactured to the relevant parts of Specification EN 50117.

All co-axial cables shall be sourced from a OSN certified supplier, see appendix B for details.

RG-6 low loss coaxial cable should be used (Typical Loss 4-6 dB/100 m).

All coaxial cable shall have a nominal characteristic of 75 ohms and will be suitable for the application concerned.

Within the head-end and network, the connection of the coaxial cable will be via F-type and IEC connectors only. All F-connectors must be crimped and IEC connectors should be of a professional design and correctly made off. All connectors should be the correct size for the cable used.

Avoid using cable jointers or passive splitters to join cables. It is recommended to use a single cable as much as possible without any joints / splits.

In case of unavoidable situations where you need to use jointers it is advisable to use Line Amplifiers instead.

All accessories must conform to the requirements of CENELEC EN 50083.

All passive accessories will be 75 ohms. All satellite IF frequencies will be connected using F-type connectors.

External equipment will be housed in suitable waterproof enclosures.

3.7 Test and Commissioning of the Installation

The installer has to supply a test and commissioning report, indicating signals at the inputs and output of the main equipment and levels received at the outlets. The installer will have to demonstrate to OSN that the picture quality on all the services stated is good.

Test equipment must be accurate to within +/- 3dB and suitable for all the services indicated. The minimum requirement is a spectrum Analyser, a simple signal strength indicator is not sufficient.

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Appendix A – OSN Transponders on Nilesat

Network Id: 2048 (0x800)

Modulation type FREQ (MHz) Polarity (H/V) Symbol Rate (Baud) FEC Transport Stream ID
DVB-S (QPSK) 11862 Vertical 27500 3/4 2
DVB-S (QPSK) 11996 Horizontal 27500 3/4 3
DVB-S (QPSK) 12073 Horizontal 27500 3/4 4
DVB-S (QPSK) 11977 Vertical 27500 5/6 20
DVB-S (QPSK) 11373 Horizontal 27500 3/4 45
DVB-S (QPSK) 11411 Horizontal 27500 3/4 46
DVB-S2 (8PSK) 11278 Vertical 27500 2/3 47 (HD)
DVB-S2 (8PSK) 10834 Vertical 27500 2/3 116 (HD)

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Appendix B – Accessories Recommendations

Dish Size for DTH customers:

As the EIRP of Atlantic Bird 4 (partially operated by Nilesat) in direction of UAE and Oman is low, it is recommended to use an offset dishes with a major axis of 110 cm.

Accessories for DTH installations:

Accessories Specifications Recommended Brand / Model
Unicable LNB Insertion loss 0.5 dB FTA Inverto, Zinwell
4 way IF Splitter in unicable DTH installations Insertion loss 3-4dB Triax, Ikusi
Isolation 25 dB type
Power pass One Port
DiSEqC Switch in DTH installations Insertion loss 2 dB Spaun SAR 411
Teledis RESCH SDS 411
Teledis HCS41.
Isolation 25 to 30dB
Current max 500mA
Coaxial Cable in DTH installations Type RG 6 Commscope, Televes, Skylink
Dielectric Foam
Conductor CCS
Braid 40% - 60%

HD PVR: ACCESSORY COMPATIBILITY

HDMI CABLES
Make Features HD PVR support
Triax
  • Length: 1.5 m
  • Diameter: Large
  • Ferrite core support for EMI reduction
Supported
Ching Tai
  • Length: 1.5 m
  • Diameter: Small
Supported
Monster
  • Length: 3 m
  • Diameter: Large
Supported
Intellex InfoTech Dealer
  • Length: 3 m
  • Flat
Supported
JAE
  • Length: 1.5 m
  • Diameter: Small
Supported
HDMI A/V selector switches
Sigma
  • 4/1 selector
  • 5V adaptor
  • Switching time= ~4 seconds
Supported
Not working with LG LCD TV 26" model: LG26LF15R
Triax
  • 4/1 selector
  • With small remote & an extender
  • LED indictor on each input
  • Switching time= ~4 seconds
  • Auto input select when having single input & switches to last connected input
  • External power adaptor not used
Supported
Unbranded Chinese
  • 3/1 selector
  • LED indictor on each input
  • Switching time= 5~7 seconds
  • Auto input select when having single input & switches to last connected input
  • External power adaptor not used
Supported
Triax
  • 1/2 selector (1 input & 2 outputs)
  • 5V adaptor
Supported
Optical Cable (Toslink)
Global Super AV Not OK Not working in any STB
Philips OK Supported
4/1 DiSEqC Switches
Digital Telecom DiSEqC V2.0 Not supported
Topfield TP-41A DiSEqC V2.0 Supported
Eurostar ESD-41 DiSEqC V2.0 Supported
Spaun SAR-411F DiSEqC V2.0 Supported
Emitor AB DiSEqC V1.0 Supported
MX GD-41C DiSEqC V2.0 Supported

Accessories for MDU and distribution systems installations:

Coaxial Cables

Televes
www.televes.com

Commscope
www.commscope.com

Mains Powered Stand Alone Multiswitches

Spaun
www.spaun.de

Fracarro
www.fracarro.com

Triax
www.triax.com

Global Communications
www.globalcom.co.uk

Televes
www.televes.com

Ikusi
www.ikusi.es

Ankaro
www.ankaro.de

Cascadeable Multiswitch Ranges

Spaun
Standard Range + Penta Tap Range
www.spaun.de

Fracarro
GII Range, XS Range, XS Plus Range
www.fracarro.com

Triax
Districom 4000 Range + TMS Cascade Range
www.triax.com

Global
Switchmaster Range
www.globalcom.co.uk

Kathrein
Citicom Switch Range
www.kathrein.com

Ankaro
www.ankaro.de

Unicable cascadable Multiswitch Ranges

Inverto
Unicable Switch Range
www.inverto.tv

Ankaro
www.ankaro.de