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Depending on your cable companies
system these instructions may or may not work for you. However you can't
do any damage to your unit trying. You have nothing to loose.
Please note that you need a real Scientific Atlanta remote control unit
and not a replacement remote prior to proceeding
Atlanta 8580 -Micro-
Please read before connecting.
Connect the power cord from your
cable box to your 110vAC outlet.
Connect the output cable from
the output jack on the converter to your TV or VCR.
Connect the output cable to the
Turn the converter on and set
the channel display to the first pay-per-view channel.
Press the AU button
on the cable box. Press the AU button for each of the channels that are
Your lock out code is "24124"
for 8580. Do not lose this number, as some of the functions of the unit
cannot be addressed without it.
To clear entire favorite channel
list, press "PRG" then "1" to clear list.
To add or remove favorite channel,
pressing "PRG" then "3" toggles whether a channel is on the favorite list
or not. Memory capacity is 10 channels. The letters "CHAN" will light on
To disable all scrambled channels,
press "PRG" then "4" then enter "24124". Use to restore test chip to factory
Not to be used unless you experience
video inversion! This is the level mode. Make
sure the "AU" dot is riding high. Press "PRG’ then "5" . The display will
blank. Then press "45245" the display will read "LO4". This is level 4.
Press up or down to see the other levels.
Press "PRG" the "6". Enter "24124" then use the channel up or down to toggle
the lockout status. An "A" will indicate whether the channel is locked
out or not. To exit this mode enter "PRG" then "6" then press off.
HRC or STD tuner setup:
Press "PRG" then "7" then press "24124". The display will read HRC or STD.
Toggle Output Channel #’s 3or
4: Press "PRG" then "8". Enter "24124". The
display will read CH3 or CH4. Repeat to toggle back. Any key will exit
Channel Mapping: Press
"PRG" then "9". Enter "24124". Use the channel up/down buttons to go to
the channel that you wish to map. The display will flash "t" for tuned
channel. Then use the keypad on the remote to punch in the channel # to
be displayed. The display will flash "d" for displayed channel #. To exit
this mode press "RCL".
If your converter
ever locks up (this means that even though you change the channel, the
picture stays the same, or the channels will not change, or the converter
will not respond to the remote) unplug the unit for 15 minutes. The converter
should reset to normal operation upon plugging it back in.