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Edision™ Proton HD Satellite Receiver

Edision™ Proton HD Satellite Receiver

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DESCRIPTION of Edision™ Proton HD Satellite Receiver

  • Box Contains
    • Edision Proton HD Satellite Receiver
    • 12v ~ 1.5a Power Supply
    • Remote Control & Batteries (2x AAA)
    • Quick Start Guide in English
  • Available Pre-Programmed with UK Free to Air Channels - See 'List of Channels' Tab
  • Connections
    • LNB IN
    • IR Socket - Mini USB (IR Extension Cable Not Included)
    • HDMI Socket
    • AV Out (AV Cable Not Included)
    • USB Port x1
    • 12v Power Socket
  • Colour: Black
  • Resolution: Up to 1080P
  • Definition: HD & Standard Definition
  • DVB-S2
  • MPEG2 / MPEG4
  • EPG: Has Electronic Program Guide (Now/Next)
  • Up to 4000 TV & Radio Channels
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 115x85x25mm
  • PVR Ready (Add External Hard Drive to Record, Pause etc)
  • Built in Media Player

USES of Edision™ Proton HD Satellite Receiver

  • To receive the free to air channels in both standard & high definition
  • Pre-programmed box channels include
    • BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, BBC4 HD, CBBC HD, Cbeebies HD
    • UTV, ITV 2,3,4, ITV HD, CITV
    • Channel 4 HD, E4, More 4, Film 4
    • BBC News, Sky News, Channel 5
    • Showcase, EWTN, Challenge, Pick TV, CBS, Travel Channel, Food Network etc
  • Used to receive UK, Polish, German, Italian, Spanish channels depending on what satellite the box is tuned into
  • Can receive Saorsat (Need 80cm Dish & Ka-Band LNB)
  • Allows user to pause & record live TV
  • Satellite receiver also contains an integrated media player for films and music (Plays Xvid AVIs)

ADVANTAGES of Edision™ Proton HD Satellite Receiver

  • Satellite receiver will plug straight into existing 60cm Sky satellite dish
  • Option to buy receiver fully pre-programmed
  • The channels are listed sequentially i.e. 1-100 and the order can be changed
  • Supports both standard and high definition transmissions
  • It is HD & DVB-S2 which means it can also be used to receive Saorsat
  • Future proofed - High definition is already becoming the industry standard
  • PVR ready (Can pause & record TV shows using a USB drive)
  • It is 2 in 1 - a HD satellite receiver & media player
  • The media player can handle a wide variety of video, audio & picture formats
  • If used with Saorsat, the Saorsat channels will have a 7 day EPG

DISADVANTAGES of Edision™ Proton HD Satellite Receiver

  • Single tuner HD satellite receiver which means no watch one, record another option
  • If an additional channel becomes available it must be manually tuned in
  • It does not have an RF output to allow channels to be viewed in a second room
  • It does not have any internet functionality

 

INDEX

  • Overview & Install of the Edision Proton HD
  • How to Tune in UK Freesat Channels with Autoscan
  • How to Sort & Delete Channels
  • How to Program Your Box Using a USB Drive
  • How to Format a USB Drive
  • How To Manually Tune in a Satellite Channel
  • How to Pause & Record Live TV
  • Schedule Future Recordings
  • Play Back Recorded TV Shows
  • Media Player Functionality
  • Information & EPG Buttons
  • Using the Subtitles
  • How to Perform a Factory Reset
  • How to Perform a Firmware Upgrade
  • Remove USB Drive Safely

Complete Users Guide for Edision Proton HD

  • The Edision Proton HD is a PVR ready mini HD satellite TV receiver
  • This receiver takes a single feed from a satellite dish

Overview & Install of Edision Proton HD

  • Unpack the box
    • Edision Proton HD Satellite Receiver
    • Remote Control & Batteries
    • Power Supply
  • Screw the lead from the satellite dish into the "LNB in" connection
  • Connect the HDMI cable from the back of the box to the TV
  • Plug in the power lead
  • After a short time, the box will come on and should automatically switch TV to AV channel.  You may have to select the correct AV input on the TV, especially if connecting using a HDMI cable

How to Tune in UK Freesat Channels with Autoscan

  • Pree the Menu button on your remote
  • Go to the Installation menu
  • Select Satellite Installation menu
  • Select Astra 28.2E
  • Press White Button for Blind Scan
  • Change Mode to FTA
  • Press OK to Search
  • The box checks for free channels on all transponders - takes around 5-10 minutes
  • All the free channels will appear on your channel list

How to Sort & Delete Channels

  • Press the Menu button on remote control
  • Go to Service menu
  • Next select "Organizing Services"
  • You can individually or group move channels
  • You can also individually or group delete channels
  • Press exit to leave & save changes to channel list

How to Program Box with a USB Drive

The videos below show how you can porgram the box & back up channels using a memory stick. Remember, it is always best to work with a blank and freshly formatted memory stick for these type of procedures.

Load Channel List from USB Memory Stick

  • Press Menu button on remote
  • Go to Conditional menu
  • Select Ppdate by USB
  • Select All Software & Channel List from upgrade mode
  • Very quick process, box will reboot when finished
  • Box is now fully programmed

Backup Channel List to USB Memory Stick

  • Press Menu button on remote
  • Go to Conditional menu
  • Select Software Upgrade
  • Select Backup to USB option
  • Very quick process, takes less than 10 seconds

How to Format a USB Drive

Equipment

  • Edision Proton HD Satellite Receiver
  • External hard drive or USB memory stick

Steps

  • Having added the USB drive to the receiver
    • Press Menu Button on Remote
    • Go to Media Menu
    • Select Disk Manage
    • Press Green Button for Formatting Menu
    • Select FAT32 or NTFS
    • Press OK to Start
    • Very Quick Process
    • Do Not Remove USB Drive While Formatting

How to Manually Tune in a Satellite Channel

  • This video shows how to add a new transponder and subsequently add a new channel to the Edision Proton HD. The procedure will be exactly the same for tuning in additional channels on this box (Frequency settings may be different)

How to Pause & Record Live TV

  • The video above shows how you can easily pause & record live TV with the addition of a USB storage device

Schedule Future Recordings

  • This is how to use timer settings to schedule future recordings on the Edision Proton HD

Play Back Recorded Shows

  • The video above shows how you can play back and manage the TV shows you have recorded on your USB storage device

Media Player Functionality

  • This is a great bonus feature of this little HD satellite receiver. It can play a range of media types straight from your USB drive

PHOTOS

  • All the normal photo and image file types are handled

MUSIC

  • Listen to MP3 files
  • Allows you select song from the screen

MOVIES

  • Supports both standard & high definition films in a wide array of formats including XVID AVIs

Information & EPG Buttons

  • The video above shows how to utilise the info button functions and also how to use the EPG on the Edision Proton HD

Using the Subtitles

  • The video above shows how to turn on and off the subtitles on the Edision Proton HD

How to Perform a Factory Reset

  • If you ever need to reset the Edision Proton HD, the procedure shown in the video above will demonstrate how to go about it

How to Perform a Firmware Upgrade

  • From time to time, new versions of firmware are released that either fix bugs in the software and/or add extra functionality to your Edision Proton HD. The video above shows you how to upgrade the firmware if you should ever need to do so

Remove USB Drive Safely

  • See how you can safely remove a USB drive from theEdision Proton HD while it is powered up

Index

  • How to assemble a Sky/Freesat satellite dish
  • How to mount a Sky/Freesat satellite dish
  • How to align a Sky/Freesat satellite dish
  • Running the cables & attaching connectors
  • Installing the satellite receiver

1. How to Assemble a Sky / Freesat Satellite Dish

List of Sky dish components

  • Sky Satellite Dish
  • Wall Bracket
  • Wall Tube (Arm)
  • Elevation Bracket
  • Dish Bracket
  • Fixing Kit
  • Feed Arm

Tools needed to assemble Sky dish

  • 10mm, 13mm socket and ratchet
  • Philips screwdriver

Steps to assemble the satellite dish

  • Open fixing kit and select U-bolts (qty: 2), nuts (qty: 4)
  • Insert the U bolts through the wall bracket
  • Thread on the nuts
  • Insert the arm and tighten the nuts using 10mm socket and ratchet
  • The wall bracket & arm assembly is complete
  • Next insert U-bolts (qty: 2) through the elevation bracket
  • Loosely tighten nuts
  • Attach the elevation bracket to the dish bracket
  • Using bolts and washers (qty: 4), tighten with 13mm socket and ratchet
  • Use the bolts and nuts (qty:4) and the Philips screwdriver to attach the dish bracket to the dish
  • Use the long threaded bolt and small nut to attach the feed arm to the back base of the dish bracket so the arm protrudes in front of the dish
  • Finally insert the LNB (and plastic insert) into the end of the arm and secure with a tie wrap

2. How to Mount a Satellite Dish

Equipment needed to mount a satellite dish on a wall

  • Sky satellite dish, complete with wall bracket and arm
  • Coach bolt M8 x 50mm & 10mm plastic plugs (qty: 4)

Tools needed to mount on a wall

  • Cordless drill - ideally a 24-36v SDS Drill
  • 8mm, 10mm drill bits
  • 10mm, 13mm socket and ratchet
  • Satellite meter

Criteria on where to mount the satellite dish?

  • Dish must face South East (141 degrees i.e. direction of sun 11am BST)
  • Wall must be a solid surface capable of carrying weight of satellite dish
  • Signal must not be blocked by houses or trees (signal is coming in at 21 degrees to the horizontal)
  • Place at back or gable end of house to minimise visual intrusion
  • Place as close at possible to TV room to which the satellite cables are to connected so as to minimise cable run

Steps

  • Place the wall bracket and arm in the correct location
  • Use the cordless drill and 8mm drill bit to drill 4 guide holes
  • Use 10mm drill bit to drill holes to a depth of 60mm
  • Insert the 4 plastic plugs in the holes and mount the wall bracket using the 4 coach bolts
  • Tighten the coach bolts using the 13mm socket and ratchet
  • Attach the satellite dish to the arm of the wall plate
  • Use 10mm socket to lightly tighten the dish 'U'-bolts so they are fixed to arm but the dish can still be rotated
  • Follow steps in the how to align a satellite dish guide

3. How to Align a Sky / Freesat Satellite Dish

  • Having already mounted the satellite dish on your wall
  • Attach your satellite meter to the dish LNB
  • Align the dish so that it is (1) perfectly vertical, (2) pointing south east (141 degrees).
  • Rotate the dish slowly over and back
  • Repeat adjusting the tilt angle by 1 or 2 degrees to until a signal is found
  • Tighten the U-bolts and side bolts using the 10mm & 13mm sockets
  • Disconnect the satellite meter
  • Connect a cable with an 'F-type' connector from the dish to the satellite box
  • Check that the signal is working

4. How to Run Cables & Attach Connectors

The next step is to run satellite cable to the satellite receiver

Tools needed

  • Hammer
  • Snips
  • Drill
  • SDS Drill Bit 10X450

Equipment

  • Satellite Installation Kit

Prior to begining you must decide

  • Decide how to run cable
    • Connect into existing cables in the attic
      • Normally neater but requires additional connectors
      • May need a multi-meter to be able to identify the correct cable
      • May result in longer cable runs
    • Run a cable directly from the satellite dish to the satellite receiver
      • Fastest and easiest way to run a cable
      • Cable runs are normally shorter
      • Requires the drill of a hole through a wall

STEPS

  • If the satellite receiver is to be located next to the external wall of a room
    • Use a drill and an SDS Drill Bit 10x450 to drill a hole through the wall
    • Ensuring to drill from the inside out
  • To conceal broken plaster use either
    • Hole tidy (insert inside and out before the cable is run)
    • Cable cover nailed onto the outside wall after the cable has been run
  • Feed the end of the satellite cable through the wall leaving enough cable to reach the front of the satellite box
  • Now start tacking the cable using 7mm clips and a hammer
  • Ensuring that the cable runs down from the hole that been drilled in the wall
  • This will stop water following the cable into the house
  • Continue tacking the cable
    • Run cable vertically or horizontally but NEVER diagonally
    • If possible hide cable under the plint or behind drain pipes (using 300mm cable ties)
  • Cut the cable leaving enough length to reach the LNB of the dish
  • Put on an F connector on the each end of the satellite cable
  • Screw the F connector on to the LNB
  • Seal the connection using Insulation tape or ideally waterproof self amalgamating tape
  • Secure the cable to the dish feed arm using either 300mm cable ties or Insulation tape
  • Final step is to put on an F connector on the satellite cable next to the satellite receiver

How to put on an F-connector

5. How to Install Your Satellite Receiver

  • Unpack the box
    • Satellite Receiver
    • Remote control
  • Screw the lead from the satellite dish into the LNB in connection
  • Connect a scart or HDMI cable from your TV to the box
  • Plug in the power lead
  • Turn on the power switch on the back on the box
  • After 5-6 seconds the box will come on and should automatically switch TV to AV channel
  • You may need to switch AV channel on TV if it does not automatically switch over

Free To Air Channels List

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Fantastic product & service for the price,set-up in no time as per instructions.Pleasantly surprised as included remote control & hdmi cable.So impressed that I have now ordered dongle.
Brilliant piece of equipment, works perfect.
Love this box. Easy to navigate. It has a lot more channels than my old box. Suberp Quality picture. You can record programmes easily through usb stick on the front of the box. Fast delivery. Would recommend highly.
Brilliant piece of equipment, should of gone for this ages ago, so compact with plenty on it. Thank you.
Great little box for the price.
Excellent product and service
grand dinky little box for our bedroom. Ran it off a spare output from our existing sky dish. Good quality picture and sound on all the free uk channels. Think i'll be back for another one for the kitchen
Placed my order at 12:30 on the Monday and received my set top box first time the very next day.
Super little box, very simple and the €1 charge for the UK channels pre programmed is a life saver and a massive time saver. Would highly recommend these guys. Delighted.

INDEX

  • Overview
  • Free to Air
  • Freesat
  • Freeview

Overview

The 3 terms widely (and often incorrectly) used to describe a receiver to get the free satellite channels are as follows

  • Free to Air: Received by a Generic Satellite Receiver
  • Freesat: Received by an ITV/BBC Patented Satellite Receiver
  • Freeview: NOT Received by a Satellite Receiver - It"s a Digital Terrestrial TV Service

Below we give full details of the differences

Free to Air (FTA)

  • This is received using a generic satellite receiver and is used with a satellite dish
  • It is Free to Air meaning it is used to pick up free satellite channels
  • But can come with a card slot to allow it to be used for subscription services
  • It is capable of working with any satellite (so long as the dish is large enough)
  • Manufactured by a range of up to about 120 different companies
  • Boxes can come in the following formats
    • Standard definition
    • High definition
    • Twin feed HD to allow you to record one channel & look at another
    • HD Satellite & Terrestrial Combo receiver
  • Good Points
    • It is non subscription
    • It is very versatile in terms of channel line up and satellite"s that can be accessed
    • Huge range of different boxes
    • Generally cheaper than official freesat boxes
  • Drawback
    • Unlike freesat
      • It does not automatically update if their is a frequency change
      • or new channels becomes available
    • Getting spare remotes can sometimes be an issue
  • Main channels include (on astra 2, but totally flexible):
    • BBC 1,2,3,4,
    • UTV, ITV 2,3,4,
    • Channel 4, E4, More 4, Film 4
    • 6 News Channels, 7 Childrens, 8 Movie channels etc
  • We stock these in our free to air satellite receiver section

Freesat

Main points

  • This is a satellite receiver
    • Works in conjunction with a satellite dish
  • It meets the Freesat standards set out by ITV/BBC
  • It will work anywhere in Ireland from a 60cm satellite dish
  • It comes in range of types
    • Freesat SD: SD with no hard drive
    • Freesat HD: HD with no hard drive
    • Freesat+ HD: Twin feed, HD, with hard drive, series link, 7 day EPG etc
  • What makes Freesat special?
    • It is non subscription
    • It has a standard channel line up (program box with a UK Post code)
    • It automatically updates if there is a frequency change
    • or new channels becomes available
    • Easy to get spare remotes
  • Drawbacks
    • It is generally more expensive than free to air boxes
    • It is not as flexible - i.e. you can"t decide the order of the channels in freesat mode
    • Only works off the Astra 2 at 28 East satellite
  • Main channels include
    • BBC 1,2,3,4,
    • UTV, ITV 2,3,4,
    • Channel 4, E4, More 4, Film 4
    • 6 News Channels, 7 Childrens, 8 Movie channels etc
  • We stock these in our Freesat Satellite Receivers section

Freeview

Main points

  • This is a terrestrial service (NOT a satellite service)
    • Works with UHF aerial rather than a satellite dish
  • It meets the Freeview standards set out by ITV/BBC
  • It does not generally work in Ireland (Except along NI border & East coast)
  • We do not stock Freeview boxes
  • What people generally mean when they say Freeview is that they are looking for either
    • A Free To Air Receiver
    • A Freesat Receiver

We aim to provide a fast, reliable & low cost delivery service

  • Standard Courier Delivery (Within 3 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3.95 on Orders Below €100
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €100
  • Express Courier Delivery
    • Cost is €6.50 for Express Shipping
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4.30pm will ship from our depot that same day on the next day delivery service*
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  • Small Parcels
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  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €7.50
  • Western Europe
    • Cost is €10
    • Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal etc
  • Rest of Europe
    • Cost is €20
    • Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Malta, Slovenia, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland etc
  • Rest of World
    • Cost is €30
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Terms

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  • Irish shipping rates apply to the whole Island (North & South)
  • Shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery and the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri only excluding bank holidays)
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