Setup your DVR

Follow these steps.

Step Directions Connection

Connect the RF (coaxial) cable from the wall to the CABLE IN port on the cable box.

RC (coax) Cable

Connect the video cable from the cable box to the TV. Select either:

  • Standard TV - Connect the video cable (yellow plug) from the cable box VIDEO OUT port to the TV VIDEO IN port

  • HDTV - Connect the Y, Pb, Pr cable (green, blue, and red plugs) from the Y, PB, Pr ports on the cable box to the Y, Pb, PR ports on the HDTV set.

  • HDTV with HDMI - Optionally, instead of using the Y, Pb, PR cables for HDTV, use the single HDMI connector. It carries both video and audio. Connect the HDMI cable from the HDMI port on the cable box to the HDMI port on the HDTV set.

Composite Cable


Component Cable


HDMI Cable



Connect the Audio Cables

  1. Connect the audio cable from the cable box to the TV.

    Note: The HDMI connection does not require this audio connection.

  2. Connect the audio cable (red and white plugs) from the AUDIO L and R OUT ports on the cable box to the AUDIO L and R IN ports on the TV. Generally, connect the red plug to the R port and the white plug to the L port.
Stereo Audio Cable

Stereo Audio


Plug in the power cords of the Set-top box and TV to the wall outlet.


Program Your Remote.


Open the program guide or record a program.

  • Press the GUIDE button on the remote control to view the channel listing.
  • To Record a program you are watching:
    1. Press the Record ButtonREC button on the remote control.
    2. Select a program from the Channel listing Guide.

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