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Cisco 8642HDC Explorer High Definition DVR Receiver


Arris XG1 high definintion DVR receiver front view


Receiver Capabilities

HD Capable

Up to 2 simultaneous DVR recordings

Up to 231.5 hours of SD recording

Up to 123.8 hours of HD recording

Not compatible with external hard drive

Note: Estimated storage claim will vary with mix of HD and SD recordings.

Guide Version

Advanced TV or Contour

Installation Guides

Use the guides below for instructions on how to connect this receiver to a TV.

Connection Type Video Cable Connected to TV
Standard Definition Coax (PNG)
Standard Definition Composite (PNG)
High Definition HDMI (PNG)

Front View

Arris XG1 high definition DVR receiver front panel diagram showing Power button, and LED indicators and display

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Number Description Active
1 Power Button Yes
2 Volume +/- Button Yes
3 USB Port No
4 Channel +/- Button Yes
5 Select Button Yes
6 IR Sensor Yes
7 Guide Button Yes
8 Info Button Yes
9 Exit Button Yes
10 List Button Yes
11 LED Display Yes

Back View

Arris XG1 high definition DVR receiver back panel diagram showing power, cable, and audio / video connection ports

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Number Description Active
1 Cable In Yes
2 Video Out Yes
3 Audio Out Yes
4 Component Out Yes
5 Digital Audio Out Yes
6 Audio Out Yes
7 Optical Audio Out Yes
8 IR Port Yes
9 S-Video Out Yes
10 Cable Out Yes
11 CableCARD Slot Yes
12 HD To TV Yes
13 USB Port
  • Video / Data Connectivity - No
  • +5VDC Power - Yes
14 eSATA Port Yes
15 1394 Yes
16 Ethernet Port
  • Video Connectivity (UPNP Connection) - Yes
  • Data Conneectivity - No
17 AC Power In & Out Yes


  • Height: 3.25"
  • Width: 15.6"
  • Depth: 11.2"