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Cisco Explorer 9865HDC High Definition DVR Receiver


image of Cisco Explorer 9865HDC high definition DVR recevier front view

Receiver Capabilities

HD Capable

Up to 6 simultaneous DVR recordings

Up to 946 hours of SD recording

Up to 506 hours of HD recording

Not 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. The remote control required is based on the level of service.

Guide Version

Cox TV or Contour

Installation Guides

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

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

Front View

Cisco Explorer 9865HDC high definition DVR recevier front panel diagram showing Power button and LED display

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1Power ButtonYes

LED Display which displays

  • Recording indicator
  • Power Indicator
  • Video definition
  • Time

Back View

Cisco Explorer 9865HDC high definition DVR receiver back panel diagram showing cable, power, and audio / video connection ports

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


  • Height: 2.25"
  • Width: 13.00"
  • Depth: 9.00"
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