Curry BlakeDate: 25th - 26th May 2013
DON'T MISS IT!!!
Venue: Spirit Word Ministries
Thank you for choosing the Spirit Word decoder! The Supermax decoder brand was specially designed for Spirit Word Channel in the attempt to make decoders more affordable in South Africa while not compromising on quality. Our experience with Free-To-Air channels enabled us to compile a list of specifications that this decoder brand adheres to, making it basically a “Plug and Play” decoder.
The Spirit Word decoder has an exciting feature called “Auto Scan” which can scan “blindly” for any available channels in +-2minutes or so. This is useful to scan for the latest available channels without knowing any of their frequencies…
Another great feature of this decoder brand is the ability to organize the channels according to your own desire.
Most people are unaware that FREE-TO-AIR decoders can also pick up lots of radio stations via satellite. During a “FREE” scan, the decoder searches for the latest available radio channels and adds them to the radio channel list. You can also organize your Radio channels the same way as TV channels. Follow the same instructions and select “Radio Channel” on step 2.
*Press the "TV/Radio" (Blue) button on the Remote Control to switch between Radio and TV channels.
It is quite easy to check if your satellite dish has been aligned properly on this decoder.
Verify your results:
- If you are getting 0% quality levels but did get good levels during step 4, your satellite LNB settings might not match your physical LNB. See “Alternative LNB frequency” section…
- If quality levels are below 50%, you could re-align (fine-tune) your dish. Ask a qualified installer to do so!
For HIGH BAND reception, there are mainly two LNB frequencies used in South Africa. Spirit Word and DSTV decoders are by default tuned for 10700 MHz LNBs. Some installers use a 10600 MHz LNB for the installation and get the normal LOW BAND channels just fine. Since DSTV don’t need HIGH BAND, these frequencies are usually never matched with the decoder and lots of FREE-TO-AIR channels cannot be viewed as a result.
There are two ways of checking if this is true. The first is to do a signal level test. If the frequencies 12722 and 12682 both have a signal quality of 0%, the possibility is great that the LNB frequencies are not matched. The second method is quite simple. If Channel 1 (“SWC” on LOW BAND) works but Channel 2 (“SWC” on HIGH BAND) doesn’t, then it is a great possibility that all the HIGN BAND channels wouldn’t work and that the LNB frequencies are not matched.FINAL NOTE: If you are using a multi-switch configuration and a “Twin” LNB, it is likely for all the HIGH BAND channels not to work since this configuration only supplies a LOW BAND signal (1 cable for Vertical
This document has been compiled by Spirit Word to facilitate decoder setup and installations. Information supplied is subject to change and is only intended for guidance purposes. Please ensure that you download the latest version of this document for the most accurate and up to date information.
-Spirit Word Team-