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Cisco 8642HDC Explorer High Definition DVR Receiver


image of 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

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 DefinitionHDMI (PNG)

Front View

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

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1Power ButtonYes
2Volume +/- ButtonYes
3USB PortNo
4Channel +/- ButtonYes
5Select ButtonYes
6IR SensorYes
7Guide ButtonYes
8Info ButtonYes
9Exit ButtonYes
10List ButtonYes
11LED DisplayYes

Back View

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

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1Cable InYes
2Video OutYes
3Audio OutYes
4Component OutYes
5Digital Audio OutYes
6Audio OutYes
7Optical Audio OutYes
8IR PortYes
9S-Video OutYes
10Cable OutYes
11CableCARD SlotYes
12HD To TVYes
13USB Port
  • TV / Internet Connectivity - No
  • +5VDC Power - Yes
14eSATA PortYes
16Ethernet Port
  • TV Connectivity (UPNP Connection) - Yes
  • Internet Connectivity - No
17AC Power In & OutYes


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

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