How to Set Up CaptiveWorks FTA Receivers

By Ben David

The CaptiveWorks FTA receiver allows you to receive and watch free-to-air satellite signal programming. Free-to-air programming is distributed without being encrypted. The CaptiveWorks receiver has an internal memory that is expandable to 8 GB, a 1 GB flash drive and a Sempron 3000+ processor. The receiver also has connection ports for VGA/HDMI or DVI/component/S-video for use with most digital format TVs. The initial setup of the CaptiveWorks FTA receiver is a fairly straightforward one.

Step 1

Press the “Power” button on the front of the device to turn the CaptiveWorks receiver off.

Step 2

Connect the CaptiveWork FTA receiver to the TV by plugging the RCA connector cord into a digital audio port in the back of the receiver and the other end into the RCA connector port in the TV. Or plug an analog audio cord into the green 1/8-inch minijack port on the back of the receiver and the other end into the 1/8-inch minijack port in the TV. The type of cord used depends on the type of TV you have.

Step 3

Plug the satellite cord into one of the two “Satellite” jacks on the back of the CaptiveWorks receiver.

Step 4

Press the "Power" button to turn the receiver on. The display settings screen appears on your TV screen.

Step 5

Select the desired primary video connection, display resolution and aspect ratio from the options listed on the “Display Setup” screen using the “Up/Down” arrow buttons on your remote control. These settings need to match up with the video capabilities of your TV. Consult your TV manual for the appropriate settings here.

Step 6

Press the “Power” button to turn the receiver off, and then press the “Power” button again to restart the receiver for the settings to take effect.