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Addendum

To IDC Part No. 92080190-50, User’s Guide

SFX Pr oVi deo Ser i es
Sat el l i t e Rec ei ver


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Chapter 1 - Getting Started 4
General 4
Front Panel 4
Rear Panel 5
Controlling the ProVideo with the Front Panel LCD Display/Keypad Interface 7
Chapter 2 - Web GUI Operation 9
Main Menu Page 9
Video 9
Configuring a Video Stream 9
Using the Electronic Channel Guide (ECG) 9
Setting the Required Resolution 14
Video Metrics 15
Tabl e of Cont ent s
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Gett ing Started
General
International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) would like to thank you for purchasing the SFX210x/SFX310x
(x=1, 2, or 3) ProVideo Series SuperFlex Satellite Receiver (herein referred to as the “satellite receiver”). This
Addendum provides the information required to configure and operate the ProVideo option in your satellite
receiver only. The installation, set up, control and configuration of your receiver is described in the SFX
Series Satellite Receiver User’s Guide.
The illustrations that are provided in this chapter identify indicators and connectors on the satellite receiver in the rack
mount configuration. Acquaint yourself with these parts as illustrated, and refer to the physical unit itself. Throughout
the remainder of this Addendum, reference will be made to these parts.
Front Panel
Once you have removed the satellite receiver from the box, please familiarize yourself with the front panel. Refer to
Figure 1- 1 for the location of the indicators. The differences between the standard SFX310x receiver’s front panel and
the ProVideo front panel are described in the table under the figure.



Figure 1- 1 Front Panel Indicators


Chapt er 1
LCD Display
Keypad
Lock
Status
Control
Network
Options
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Indicator Description
LOCK Indicates receiver lock to incoming satellite DVB carrier on the L-Band input.
Off – no power and no lock.
Solid Green – unit is locked to the DVB carrier.
Solid Red – the unit is not locked to the DVB carrier.
STATUS Indicates various power-up states of the receiver, including LNB DC power status to the L-Band
connector.
Off – no power is applied to the receiver.
Solid Green – normal operation and one of:
1. the LNB is powered by the receiver; current drawn is between 50 and 500 mA; or
2. the receiver has not been configured to power the LNB.
Solid Orange – power is being supplied to the LNB, and it is under current (power drawn is <50 mA,
which may possibly indicate an open circuit).
Solid Red – boot and normal operation, can be one of:
1. during the boot, start-up and initialization of the receiver application firmware, remains red
until startup is completed, then turns solid green, orange, or remains red, depending on LNB
status; and
2. during operation, power is being supplied to the LNB and it is over current (power drawn is
>500 mA, which may possibly indicate a short circuit).
CONTROL Indicates the authorization for the receiver to process control commands from the Network Control
Channel (NetManager2 NCC PID stream for the DVB Carrier):
Solid Green – NCC PID is assigned, and the receiver is locked.
Flashing Off/Green – there is data activity on the NCC PID (i.e. receiving NetManager2 commands).
Orange/Flashing Orange – receiver is in backup state.
Off – NCC PID is not assigned, or the receiver is out of lock and there is no NCC PID.
NETWORK Indicates the authorization and data activity on the satellite network interface.
Solid Green – satellite network interface is authorized (enabled), but there is no data activity.
Flashing Off/Green – satellite network interface is authorized and there is data activity.
Flashing Off/Orange – if the Flexkey decryption option is installed, satellite network interface is
authorized and there is data activity, but the data is not being decrypted.
Off – satellite network interface is not authorized.
OPTIONS Indicates status of decryption options installed in the receiver, as applicable. Off indicates that no
options are installed.

Rear Panel
Please refer to Figure 1- 1 for the SFX310x ProVideo receiver’s rear panel. The table following describes the ProVideo
differences from the standard rear panel.


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Figure 1- 2 SFX 310x pro Video Rear Panel Connectors
Connector Description
Audio Connector This is a DE-9P (male) connector used as an(output) audio data port (analog and
digital). The pinouts for this port are as follows:
PIN Acronym Reference
1 LEFT + Audio X Left +
2 GND Ground
3 AES + Digital Audio Output X +
4 GND Ground
5 RIGHT + Audio X Right +
6 LEFT - Audio Y Left -
7 GND Ground
8 AES - Digital Audio Output Y -
9 RIGHT - Audio Y Right -


A/V This is a BNC (female) connector outputting composite (non HD) video.
HDMI This HDMI connector (female) outputs SD/HD video only.
HD-SDI This is a BNC (female) connector outputting SD/HD video only.
ASI Input This is a BNC (female) connector used an input for the ASI stream, bypassing the satellite
input.
DVB-ASI Port (optional) This optional port is available for output of the DVB Transport Stream, compliant with
EN50083-9 (Note: to use this ASI output option it must be cabled to the ASI port on
the video card). The set up of this port is described in an appendix to the SFX Series
SuperFlex Receiver User’s Guide.

HD-SDI
Port
A/V Port
ASI Port
HDMI
Interface
DVB-ASI Port
(optional)
Audio Connector
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Cont rolling t he ProVideo with the Front Panel LCD
Display/Keypad Interface
The SFX Series Satellite Receiver User’s Guide describes how to set up the receiver using only the keypad and front
panel display. This addendum describes how to set up the receiver ProVideo items only.
Table 1- 1 lists the unique items belonging to the ProVideo display item group, and Table 1- 2 lists the unique items
belonging to the ProVideo Menu item group in the order in which they appear. Display item 1 or 2 will generally be
displayed during normal operation. From there, you can press the arrow keys to navigate around the various other
display items, or enter the Menu item group.
Pressing the check mark button is generally the same as pressing Enter on a keyboard and commits an action or
selection. Pressing the X button is generally the same as pressing Esc on a keyboard and aborts an action or
selection. The X button is also used to exit from the menu item group back to the to the display item group. When you
are in the display item group, you can press X twice to return to display item 1.
Table 1- 1 Display Item Group, by Carrier Type
Display Items Carrier Selection
Parameter S Any S2 Remarks
ProVideo Status

*Out of Lock* or number of
Video packets processed.
Eb/No

*Out of Lock* or real value
C/N

*Out of Lock* or real value
Uncorr Errors

*Out of Lock* or real value
Viterbi BER

*Out of Lock* or real value
BER

*Out of Lock* or real value
Signal Level

%
Signal Quality

%
Sat0 MAC
Address


MAC address

Table 1- 2 Menu Item Group, by Carrier Settings, Receiver Type and Personality Module
Display Items Carrier & Viterbi settings

Remarks
Main Item Parameter S S2
Manual
CCM
S2
Auto
CCM
S2
Auto
VCM


Carrier A or B Frequency (MHz)


NOTE:
The LCD
Display/Keypad
interface will
remember the
last menu item
you accessed
and will always
start there the
next time you
enter the menu
item group from
the display item
group. The
same is true in
reverse – it will
remember the
last display item
when you return
from the menu
item group.
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Rate (ksym/s)


Modulation
Standard

Not shown on SFX2103 or
SFX3103 receivers
DVBS2
Parameters



Modulation Type


Code Rate




Frame Size


Pilot


Alpha factor




Viterbi Rate


NCC PID


Spectral Inversion


Stream Mode



SFX 3102 Only
TS ID

Select multi stream for TS ID
22 kHz Tone


Polarization


Preferred


Copy to B




Video Output
Video Codec
Audio Codec
PCR PID
Video PID
Audio PID
OSD Picture
ProVideo


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Web GUI Operation
This chapter will provide detailed information on the meaning and operation of the ProVideo pages and menu
options available on the Web GUI for the SFX310x ProVideo family of receivers.
Main Menu Page
Once you have successfully logged in to the Web GUI you will be presented with the Main Menu page as shown in
the SFX Series Satellite Receiver User’s Guide. This addendum is concerned only with the Video Menu items
shown there.
Video
When the Video Menu Tool Bar item is selected, the ProVideo configuration page appears which provides items
relating to the setup and maintenance of the live streaming video streams. These are described below.
Confi guri ng a Vi deo St ream
Usi ng t he El ect roni c Channel Gui de (ECG)
When the Channel Guide Main Menu Tool Bar item is selected the Channel Guide main page is displayed. If this
feature is supported by your network, a list of the available video channels will be shown. The list presents
additional information about each video channel and avoids you having to know specific multicasts addresses and
port numbers for each channel. This electronic channel guide (ECG) is provided and updated by the Service
Provider. If there are no channels available, or the service is not supported, a message will be displayed on this
page. If the ECG is not configured and enabled under Configuration > Channel Guide, no channels will be shown
here. A sample channel guide page is shown in Figure 2- 1.
The displayed channels are coloured with the following meaning:
Row Colour Description
None The receiver is authorized for this channel, but is not currently playing it.
Green The receiver is currently playing this channel.
Red The receiver is not authorized to receive the PID needed by this channel.
Chapt er 2
NOTE:
To obtain the
ECG you must
set up and
enable the
Channel Guide
Configuration –
see under
menu item
Configuration.
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Row Colour Description
Teal The receiver is currently playing this channel but has temporarily lost authorization. It will
continue to play this channel until either: you select a different channel to play (when this
channel will be deleted from the channel guide list), or authorization is received again (when
the channel will be restored to “green” status in the channel guide).
The fields and columns in the Channel Guide page are explained under Figure 2- 4 the Edit Selected Channel
page.

Figure 2- 1 Channel Guide
Aside from the Common Menu Items, the following menu items are available:
Menu Item Description
Show Channel Selecting this button will always return you back to the Channel Guide Configuration page, as
shown in Figure 2- 2.
Show Selected Selecting this button will enter the Show Channel Guide Configuration page for the channel
selected by the radio button, as shown in Figure 2- 5.
Edit Selected Selecting this button will enter the Edit Pro Video Channel Guide Configuration page, as
shown in Figure 2- 4 (Note: Edit can only be used on “User Defined” channels).
Add Channel Selecting this button will enter the Add User Defined Channel to Guide page, as shown in
Figure 2- 3.
Delete Selected Selecting this button will delete the selected channel from the guide, unless the channel is
currently playing. In this case, the channel will continue to play until it is de-selected when it
will be deleted (Note: Delete can only be used on “User Defined” channels).
NOTE: Only
“User Defined”
channels may
be edited.

Channels
coloured red
can not be
edited.
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Menu Item Description
Reset Channel Guide Selecting this button will delete the channel guide information from the ProVideo receiver. If
the Channel Guide is still enabled (under Configuration>Channel Guide), the content will be
replaced almost immediately. You are recommended to Reset the Channel Guide if you
switch feeds in the ProVideo unit.
The display fields and columns in the Channel Guide Show Selected (Figure 2- 2) have the following meaning:

Column/Field Description
Channel Reference number for this stream assigned at the head end by the Service Provider.
Name Reference name for this stream assigned at the head end by the Service Provider.
Description Descriptive reference for this stream assigned at the head end by the Service Provider.
Sequence For Service Provider reference.
Type For Service Provider reference, types are: Video, Audio and Network Stream (i.e data).
IP Address This is the multicast IP address where the receiver is to receive the stream.
Port This is the corresponding Port.
PCR PID This is the numeric value for the PCR (Program Clock Reference) PID, entered in decimal.
This PID number is often the same as that for the video and audio PIDs.
Video PID This is the numeric value for the Video PID, entered in decimal.
Video Codec Select the required Video stream decoder from the pull down list.
Audio PID This is the numeric value for the Audio PID, entered in decimal.
Audio Codec Select the Audio stream decoder from the pull down list.

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Figure 2- 2 Show Selected Channel Details page
The display fields and columns in the Add (Figure 2- 3) or Edit (Figure 2- 4) Selected Channel that were not
described in the Show Selected Channel Details page have the following meaning:
Edit Field Description
Channel Source Use the pull down table to select between IP, ASI and PES sources for this channel (Note that
the ASI source uses the ASI connector on the unit rear panel).
Note that the Edit Selected Channel page does not allow the Channel Number, or the Channel Name for PES
channels to be changed.
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Figure 2- 3 Add User Defined Channel to Guide

Figure 2- 4 Edit Selected Channel
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Set t i ng t he Requi red Resol ut i on
When the Video Main Menu Tool Bar item is selected the ProVideo configuration page (Figure 2- 5) is displayed.
Here you can select the resolution of the video output.

Figure 2- 5 Edit ProVideo Configuration
The following field can be edited on the ProVideo Configuration page:
Edit Field Description
Video Output Select the output resolution required from the drop down list. Non HD choices produce output at
the composite connector (A/V) only.

Aside from the Common Menu Items, the following menu items are available:
Menu Item Description
Show Selecting this button will return you back to the ProVideo Configuration page (not shown).
Edit Selecting this button will enter the Edit ProVideo Configuration page, as shown in Figure 2- 5.
Enable/Disable OSD Selecting this button enables/disables the On Screen Display.
Enable Debug Select this button to tell the ProVideo to ignore the timing information in the transport stream.
Video will be decoded and played as it is received.

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Video Met rics
When the Metrics Main Menu Tool Bar item is selected the Metrics submenu page is displayed. This allows you to
select advanced metrics information relating to all aspects of the performance of the receiver on the network.
Figure 2- 6 provides an example display of the ProVideo Metrics for the receiver in its current configuration. The
individual items relating to the ProVideo Metrics are described below:
Video Metrics Description
Video packets
Processed
This is a count of the total number of DVB packets received since the last time the receiver
acquired lock or rebooted.
Packet Errors This is the number of packet errors since the ProVideo last acquired lock or rebooted.
System Time Clock The internal clock reference.
Video PTS Value The current Presentation Time Stamp of the video stream.
Video Difference The difference between the Video PTS value and the System Time Clock.
Audio PTS value The current Presentation Time Stamp of the Audio stream.
Audio Difference The difference between the Audio PTS value and the System Time Clock.
Video PTS Type Describes the origin of the PTS.
Audio PTS Type Describes the origin of the PTS.


Figure 2- 6 ProVideo Metrics page

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