Equipment

Install your HDTV Set-top box

Summary

This article provides instructions on how to install your HD Set-top box to an HDTV.

IMPORTANT: Do not plug the HDTV Set-top box power cord into the power source until you have completed all connections between the HDTV Set-top box and other equipment.

Step Directions Connection
1

Connect the RF (coax) cable from the wall to the CABLE IN port of the HDTV Set-top box.

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2

Connecting the Set-top Box to an HDTV

In order to view HD programming on your HDTV you must select from one of the following video cable options:

  • Component
  • HDMI
 

Component

Component video ports are found on all HDTVs and are available for use on all BendBroadband HD cable boxes.

Use these steps to connect your HDTV to a cable box with this type of cable:

  1. Connect one end of the Y (green), Pb (blue), and Pr (red) cable into the corresponding ports on the back of the HDTV Set-top box.
  2. Connect the other end into the first available set of YPbPr video input ports on the back of the HDTV.

Note: If the HDTV has more than one set of YPbPr inputs, they will be numbered. The first set of YPbPr inputs will be labeled something like V1, Video 1, Component 1, or Video Input 1. The second set will be labeled something like V2 or Video 2, component 2 and so on. This is important to know because the TV remote control lets you switch conveniently between Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, etc. with the press of a button. This button on the remote is labeled INPUT, VIDEO SOURCE, or TV/VIDEO.

Component Connection

HDMI Connection

HDMI ports are found on most HDTVs and are available for use on several BendBroadband HD cable boxes. HDMI provides both the audio and video connection on a single cable.

Use these steps to connect your HDTV to the cable box with this type of cable:

  1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the back of the cable box.
  2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the first available HDMI port on the back of the HDTV.

Note: Although an HDMI cable provides both the audio and video connection between an HDTV and a cable box, you may still need to use additional cables to connect the cable box to a Stereo or Home Theater System.

HDMI Connection
3

Connect the Audio Cables

Depending on the type of video cable that was used, you may need to use an additional audio cable to complete the cable box setup. Choose the option below (Stereo or Digital) that best fits your equipment.

 

Stereo Audio

Use these steps to connect the audio output of a cable box using this type of cable:

  1. Connect the one end of the red and white audio cable into the corresponding AUDIO OUT ports on the back of the HDTV Set-top box.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into the corresponding AUDIO IN ports on the back of the HDTV.
Audio Connection

Digital Audio - Coaxial

Use these steps to connect the audio output of a cable box using this type of cable:

  1. Connect one end of the coaxial digital audio cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO port on the back of the cable box.
  2. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the DIGITAL AUDIO IN port on the back of the HDTV.
Coaxial Audio

Digital Audio - Optical

Use these steps to connect the audio output of a cable box using this type of cable:

  1. Connect one end of the optical digital audio cable to the OPTICAL AUDIO OUT port on the back of the cable box.
  2. Connect one end of the optical digital audio cable to the OPTICAL AUDIO IN port on the back of the HDTV.
Optical Audio
4

Connect one end of the HDTV Set-top box power cable into the HDTV Set-top box and the other end into a wall outlet or surge protector. Plug the HDTV into a power source.

 
5

Program Your Remote.

All steps complete.

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