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Cisco Explorer 8742HDC High Definition DVR Receiver


image of Cisco Explorer 8742HDC High Definition DVR Receiver front view

Receiver Capabilities

HD Capable

Up to 2 simultaneous DVR recordings

Up to 469.8 hours of SD recording

Up to 251.2 hours of HD recording

Compatible with external hard drive


  • Estimated storage claim will vary with mix of HD and SD recordings.
  • This equipment will take longer to load when rebooted. Allow 60 minutes when rebooting.

Guide Version

Cox TV

Installation Guides

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

Connection TypeVideo Cable Connected to TV
Standard DefinitionCoax (PNG)
Standard DefinitionComposite (PNG)
High DefinitionComponent (PNG)
High DefinitionHDMI (PNG)

Front View

image of Cisco Explorer 8742HDC High Definition DVR Receiver front panel diagram showing Power button, and LED indicators and display

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1Power ButtonYes
2Guide ButtonYes
3Info ButtonYes
4List ButtonYes
5Exit ButtonYes
6USB PortNo
7LED DisplayYes
8Select ButtonYes
9Volume +/- ButtonsYes
10Channel +/- ButtonsYes

Back View

Cisco Explorer 8742HDC High Definition DVR Receiver back panel diagram showing power, cable, and audio / video connection ports

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1Cable InYes
2Cable OutYes
3Video OutYes
4Audio OutYes
5Component OutYes
6IR PortYes
7Optical Audio OutNo
8Ethernet Port
  • TV Connectivity (UPNP Connection) - Yes
  • Internet Connectivity - No
9USB Port
  • TV / Internet Connectivity - No
  • +5VDC Power - Yes
10HD To TVYes
11CableCARD SlotYes
12eSATA PortYes
14Power InYes


  • Height: 2.9"
  • Width: 12.00"
  • Depth: 9.40"
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