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Connecting Your Cable to Other Devices

Last Updated: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn to connect your mini box or digital receiver to a VCR, DVD recorder, or gaming console using coax cables.

Solution

Want to connect your mini box or digital receiver to other devices such as a VCR or gaming console? Follow the steps below.
 

Connecting to a VCR or DVD Recorder

 
The following rules must be followed in order to watch cable television using this connection type:

  • The VCR / DVD recorder and TV must both be set to channel 3 or 4 depending on your local area.
  • If using a mini box, the switch on the back should match the channel set above.
  • The mini box or digital receiver must be on.
highlights VCR player connection without splitter

  1. Connect the coax cable from the wall to IN on the mini box or digital receiver.
  2. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the mini box or digital receiver to IN on the VCR / DVD recorder.
  3. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the VCR / DVD recorder to IN on the TV.

Connecting to a Game Console Using the RF Switch 


The following rules must be followed in order to watch cable television using this connection type:

  • The TV must both be set to channel 3 or 4 depending on your local area.
  • If using a mini box, the switch on the back should match the channel set above.
  • The mini box or digital receiver must be on.
  • The game console needs to be turned off.
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  1. Connect the coax cable from the wall to IN on the mini box / digital receiver.
  2. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the mini box / digital receiver to IN on the RF switch.
  3. Connect the RF switch to the gaming console.
  4. Connect the coax cable from the OUT of the RF switch to IN on the TV.

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