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Self-Installing a Next-Generation Contour Host DVR


Use the following steps to install the next-generation Contour host DVR.

Important: If you are also installing a next-generation Contour client receiver, you must install the Contour host DVR first.


Complete the following steps to plug in the Contour host DVR.

  1. Connect the coax cable to the Cable from Wall port on the Contour host DVR and to an active cable outlet.
  2. Connect the HDMI cord to the HDMI port on the Contour host DVR and to an HDMI input on your TV.
  3. Connect the power cord to the Contour host DVR and to an electrical outlet.

    Note: Ensure that the electrical outlet isn't connected to a dimmer or a switched outlet.

Complete the following steps to activate the Contour host DVR.

  1. Power on your TV.
  2. Using your original TV remote, press the input or source button and select the HDMI input for the Contour host DVR.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Wait a few minutes for the Contour host DVR to complete the activation.

Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your voice remote. When the setup is complete, and you see All Set on screen, press OK.

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