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Connecting The Dvr - Cisco Explorer 8300C User Manual

Digital video recorder with multi-stream cablecard interface
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Connecting the DVR

To connect your DVR to your entertainment devices, complete these steps.
Connect the coaxial cable that carries the signal from your service provider to the CABLE IN
connector on the back panel of the set-top.
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Connect your SDTV to the DVR. Refer to the Connections for a Standard-Defi nition TV and
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Standard VCR section on page 5.
Identify the additional
devices you will connect
to the DVR and TV. See
pages 8 through 11 and
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the related user's guides
for your devices for more
information.
Plug the DVR and the TV into an AC power source.
To provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges that can be
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caused by lightning storms and power outages, ground (earth) your electronic devices, such as
by plugging the set-top into a surge protector.
POWER
Do not turn on the DVR or TV yet.
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It may take several minutes for the DVR to receive the latest software, programming, and service
information. Wait until you see one of the following displays on the front panel of the DVR that
indicates that the update is complete:
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• Current time
Note: If four dashes are displayed, your DVR is not authorized. Call your service provider.
To begin watching TV, turn the TV ON, and press POWER on the front panel of
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the DVR or press Power on the remote control.
VCR
Home Theater
• Four dashes (- - - -)
DVD
Other
External SATA Drive
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