Satellite Receiver Front Panel Indicators

Last Updated: 16 June 2017 at 14:31

There are several LED indicators on the front panel of the satellite receiver that help determine the status of the satellite receiver.  Below is a list of the indicators:

Signal Indicator

The SIGNAL indicator can be in one of three states; Off, On, or Flashing.

Cisco Signal Indicator

  • Off - No satellite signal is found.
  • Flashing - Receiver has satellite signal but is not authorized to view the current program.
  • On - Receiver is authorized to view the current program.

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Menu Indicator

The MENU indicator can be in one of two states; Off or On.



  • Off - Receiver is not in receiver configuration menus.
  • On - Receiver’s on-screen configuration menus are being displayed over the top current program.

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Mute Indicator

The MUTE indicator can be in one of two states; Off or On.



  • Off - Receiver's audio is not muted.
  • On - Receiver's audio is muted.

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Off Indicator

The Off indicator identifies the receiver has power but is not turned on.



  •  The indicator is a blinking green dot on the front panel.

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No Power Indicator

If there are no LED indicators on the receiver’s front panel, this indicates it’s not powered on or receiving power from the power source.



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Channel Number Indicator

The Channel number indicator identifies the channel the receiver is currently receiving, or the last channel received before signal was lost. 



A list of channels per region with associated language pairings is found here: Worldwide Language Pairing & Channel Assignment

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