The VCR and TV receive their A/V signals from the currently selected input device on
the audio receiver. This is important when the subscriber has another A/V device
such as a DVD player, a secondary VCR, a CD player, or other electronic
component. We recommend connecting the TV to the monitor output so on-screen
menus for the receiver can be displayed. (In many cases, the receivers themselves
have interactive on-screen menus.)
1. Determine if you are connecting to a:
TV or monitor
2. Determine if you are connecting the audio to a home theater receiver or directly
to the TV:
For an HDMI or IEEE-1394 video connection, no additional audio connections
to the TV are required.
If the receiver or TV has a digital audio (S/PDIF) input, use the digital audio
OPTICAL (S/PDIF) or COAXIAL (S/PDIF) outputs.
Otherwise, use the baseband left and right audio outputs.
3. Locate the cabling diagram(s) that best match the subscriber's configuration.
4. Connect the audio and video cables in a manner matching that diagram.
5. Determine if you are connecting to a data device (see
in this section). For installation details, refer to the instructions included with the
6. Connect the cable terminal to the coaxial cable wall outlet.
7. Perform the operational check for the remote control.
8. Optimize the high-definition settings. See
in this section.
Use the component video (YPbPr), HDMI, or IEEE-1394 outputs. No other video
connection supports HDTV.
If your TV has a DVI input, connect a DVI-to-HDMI adapter or cable to the HDMI out
connector on the DCH receiver instead of the IEEE-1394 connection, and the
DVI-HDTV connector on your TV.
Connect the S-Video connector using an S-video cable or connect the composite
video connector using a composite (RCA phono) cable. If the TV only has a coaxial
RF input, connect it to the DCH6416 RF OUT connector.
"Data Device Connections"
"Optimizing the High-Definition