What do the buttons/lights on my receiver mean?

Front of Receiver

Receiver front view
  1. Power/Standby Button
    • Press for less than 5 seconds to toggle between standby and On mode
    • Press for more than 5 seconds to begin a hardware reset
  2. Translucent Ring
    • Solid White indicates power is on
    • Blinking White: Remote Control command received (IR or Bluetooth)
    • Flashing White: Bluetooth pairing in process
  3. Link LED
    • Blinking Red to Solid Red:Wi-Fi and Ethernet links are down
    • Solid Green: WAN IP obtained
    • Flashing Green: Seeking WAN IP
    • Solid Amber: Poor wi-fi signal strength
    • Pulsing Purple: System is Updating (Firmware update)

Bluetooth pairing button - On right side of receiver

Reset Receiver - On the bottom of TDS TV+ Receiver

  • Press this button to perform a factory reset of your device.

Back of Receiver

  1. Ethernet port: Use this port to connect your receiver to the your modem or router. TDS recommends connecting with a ethernet cord for the best possible service. (If you’re connecting your receiver wirelessly via Wi-Fi, you don’t need to use this port.)  available.
  2. IR Extender Port: When components are hidden behind closed doors,  walls in an entertainment cabinet or equipment closet, connect an IR extender accessory to this port to enable control of components by remote (not included). 
  3. HDMI: use to connect your TV to your receiver with an HDMI cord.
  4. Optical Digital Cable (TOSLINK): connects to a TV or audio equipment; it should only be used if your TV  does not have HDMI or if you want to connect digital audio to a home cinema receiver.
  5. USB: connects your receiver to external devices. 
  6. Power: connects your receiver to a power outlet, using the power cord supplied.

How do I restart my TDS TV+ Receiver?

There are 3 options to restart your TDS TV+ receiver:

  1. Press and hold the power/standby button for 6-8 seconds.
  2. Remove the power source from wall or receiver.
  3. Go to Menu → Device Settings → Device Preferences → Reboot and confirm Reboot now?

Connect video/audio with HDMI through a home theater system or HiFi equipment 

Choose the option that best fits your system configuration.

  1. Digital audio equipment with HDMI input: Connect the HDMI cable from the set-top box to the home theater receiver, and the home theater receiver HDMI output to the TV set.
  2. Digital audio equipment without HDMI input: Connect the HDMI cable from the set-top box to the TV set and a Digital optical cable from the set-top box A/V output to the home theater receiver.

Note: you may need to change your settings for the TV set to ensure the digital output is properly transmitted from the TV set.

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