2006-10-08, 09:22 AM
Hey guys, I'm fairly new to this forum, I've searched the forums for this answer but haven't come up with it yet. I have a 505 and I'm wondering what the benefit of the setting 0000 is and if it is beneficial how do you set it to that.
Thanks in advance
2006-10-08, 10:14 AM
If you mean on the signal setting screen, that is just to make sure the dish is pointed to the correct provider. You punch in SCs provider code (in the manual), and it will sat "Correct" if you are aimed at the proper satellites.
2006-10-08, 11:24 AM
Setting the 505 to '0000' on the front panel switches it into 'native mode', meaning it'll pass the incoming signal back out to the TV in the format it was sent in. In *C's case, 1080i for HD and 480i for SD (though this can be overridden to 480p in the options).
It's generally considered this is the most stable mode of operation, but some people with poor scalers in their TV set might want to set it to 720p or 1080i so that native resolution of the TV is matched and the SD picture is scaled to this resolution also.
2006-10-08, 12:18 PM
Good point Cellarboy, I set my 505 to 1080i and overide to 480P for SD and then my T.V would not pick up the DVI connection thus no picture. I set it back to 0000, problem corrected. 0000 is way more stable in my experiences.
2009-09-24, 03:37 PM
Where is this button? I do not see it.
Behind the small "door" that folds down I believe on the front right of the STB.
2009-09-24, 03:53 PM
Thanks. I saw that but it is gray with no markings. didn't want to mess with it until I knew.