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Technomate TM-500 Free to Air Satellite Receiver User Manual

Technomate TM-500 User Manaul

 

INDEX

  • Overview
  • How to install a Technomate TM-500 satellite Receiver
  • How to wipe box clean
  • How to Program box with Autoscan
  • How to Sort Channels
  • How to Flash Program
  • Why would a satellite channel go missing ?
  • Find New Channel Frequency
  • How To Manually Tune in a Satellite Channel

Overview

This user's Manual for the Technomate TM500 was compiled by TVTrade.ie and covers all the main points 

How to install a Technomate TM-500 satellite Receiver

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  1. Unpack the box
    • Technomate TM500 standard definition Satellite Receiver
    • Remote control with batteries
    • Users manual (in English)
  2. Screw the lead from the satellite dish into the LNB in connection
  3. Connect scart lead from TV to 'TV' out connection on box
  4. Plug in the power lead
  5. Turn on the power switch on the back on the box
  6. After 5-6 seconds the box will come on and should automatically switch TV to AV channel
     

How to wipe box clean

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  1. Press 'Menu' button
  2. Scroll down and select 'Channel' option
  3. Select 'Delete All'
  4. Enter Password '0000'
  5. Select 'Yes' to question Do you really want to delete all channels'
     

How to Program box with Autoscan

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  1. Press 'Menu' button
  2. Scroll down and select 'Installation' option
  3. Enter Password '0000'
  4. Select 'Auto Scan'
  5. Select 'Astra / Eurobird 28E' from satellite line, Mode: 'Free', Search: ‘OK'
  6. Takes 5-6 minutes and will pull in 300 TV and 250 radio stations
     

How to Sort Channels

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  1. Press 'Menu' button
  2. Scroll down and select 'Channel' option
  3. Select ‘TV Channel List'
  4. Delete channels by selecting option ‘5'
    • Enter Password '0000'
    • option ‘1' to select channels
    • ‘OK' to confirm delete
  5. Sort channels by highlighting channel, select option ‘2', scroll to new location & press ok.
  6. Finally press ok & save changes.

 

How to Flash Program

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  1. Press 'Menu' button on Master box
  2. Scroll down and select 'Tool' option
  3. Select ‘Software update'
  4. Enter Password '0000'
  5. Select update mode ‘Update by RS232'
  6. Select ‘Userdb(64+64)'
  7. Connect RS232 cable from the back of the Master to the Slave receiver (plugged out)
  8. Select ‘Start' option from Master box
  9. Plug in the Slave box plug into the power socket
  10. Program update will begin and take about 5-6 minutes (see % bar)
  11. When finished plug out slave box and power on to verify it has been successfully updated
  12. Repeat steps 5-10 for further
     

Why would a satellite channel go missing ?

# Cause Solution

1

It may have gone off the air i.e. simply gone out of business

None

2

It may have gone pay-for-view i.e. it is now encrypted

None

3

Channel may have moved to a different frequency

Find new Frequency

Manually Tune in a channel

 

Find New Channel Frequency

  1. logon to www.lyngsat.com
  2. From the Frequency line in the table come over to 73°E-0°E and click on Europe
  3. Now select the satellite / group of satellites of interest to you
    • e.g. 28.2°E (Covers ASTRA 2A,2B,2C,2D,EUROBIRD 1)
  4. Search for the channel you are interested in, e.g. 'ITV2'
  5. Check out the results (some channels e.g. Five have Free and Encrpted versions)

 

How To Manually Tune in a Satellite Channel

  1. Press 'Menu' button
  2. Scroll down and select 'Installation' option
  3. Enter Password '0000'
  4. Select 'TP Scan'
  5. Type in Frequency, Polarity, Symbol and Specify 'Free' Channels only
  6. Select 'Search'
  7. Additional channels are added to the end of the channel list.
  8. Exit out of installation menu and check new list and sort as desired.

 

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