My cable company (Cox) has uses Scientific Atlanta boxes that have both a coax cable connection and RCA cable connections. Can you use the VCR IN LINE 1 connections on the Zenith XBS344 system to run the digital lines into from the cable box? The picture to my Sharp Aquos TV isn't as sharp when I run the cable directly into the back of it from the cable box, but I'd hate to lose the use of the home theatre system by by-passing it. Any suggestions? Thanks.
No digital sound comes from Digital Coax or Optical and in order to utilize a digital signal u need HDMI or Component although component wont be truly digital. Try running everything to the TV then the sound out of the TV into the sound system. If its a high def source like high def cable box then use the optical conection on the back of the aquos and plug than into your surround system. if ur system doesnt support Optical or digital coax then you need an updated surround system. If i misunderstood your question im sorry. If u live in CT though stop by Circuit city in North haven. either myself, Dave, or my associate Justin should be able to help you out. and dont worry we're not on commission or anything.
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This how to is to repair hard drive, software and some firmware
issues that can arise on specific cable DVR and DAC and DCT boxes,
First instructions are for Scientific Atlanta hardware. Firstly,
one should be certain that the cable box has the coax (cable
antenna wire) hooked up to the CABLE IN or RF IN on the box itself
and be connected to a "hot" outlet - one that you KNOW works. Test
it by connecting a TV directly to outlet. If you get a weak signal,
the box will too. Digital boxes require a clean SNR. Remove in-line
"surge protectors" on the coax. These prevent the signal from being
sent by your cable provider to your box.
Scientific Atlanta DVR or High Def boxes:These need to be
"booted" or reset when certain errors occur. No audio on certain
channels when SAP is NOT set to ON and confounding error codes that
one can't seem to get out of. Common yet confounding errors
are : No Audio on DVR Playback. No Audio on Certain Various
Channels (ruling out SAP which can be enabled through the box, OR
the television set itself) there are easy ways to test. If some
channels audio is in Spanish when they are normally in
English...the obviously you will check SAP first.
Disc errors. On screen error on your TV that says something
like..."there are problems with your storage disc.." or upon DVR
playback instead of playing your program it loops upon itself and
two different steps to reboot box: Simultaneously press VOL+
VOL- and "INFO" buttons on box itself, not from remote. Box will
then display "bOOt" and shut down totally. Do not press ANY buttons
or try to power on said box. Wait for the correct time to display
on the box. This process can take anytime from 40 seconds to hours,
depending on how fast the cable company's servers are responding at
that moment and whether or not you have enough of a cable signal to
fire up the download process. If you call customer service for your
provider if this does not work, most likely a truck roll will be
run for a tech to come out to your residence to fix the signal
When the correct time display is on the Scientific Atlanta box,
THEN power on box and problems should be solved. An alternate way
to reboot box is to simply unplug unit from power supply and
replugging it in. Simply powering it on and off with the POWER ON
button will not solve anything.
On a Motorola box and/or DVR, the easy VOL+ VOL- and INFO will
not work to reboot. Remove AC power plug from wall socket and wait
30 seconds to a minute while box is powered ON. Plug back in to
wall socket.Box will "do it's own thing" and power itself on on
it's own after the cycle has been successful (30 - 60 seconds) and
the box should power itself back to the ON without you doing
anything. Time will not display on Motorola"General Instrument
boxes unless you set it up to do so in the settings mode.
Common IControl/On Demand errors:
MOTOROLA BOX Error 225 : A billing lock to prevent you
from ordering pay per views. If your account is past due, or if you
have an order to move to a new address in the service provider's
"system", this is a preventive measure to keep customers from
loading up tons of expensive pay per views and skipping out. Your
cable company cannot over-ride this error. If you are not in above
situations, your provider can "up" the limit on the box and clear
it so you can order PPV through your remote control.
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA: for above mentioned error code, your SA box
will display not a code but a prompt to contact your provider by
telephone. Same issue.
MOTOROLA BOX ERRORS 204...203.. 207..these may be easily solved
by simply reseating the coax and then rebooting box.
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA ERRORS 2207: reboot box. This is a general
code meaning the box has lost contact with the server. All of your
iControl /On Demand orders come through your local cable head-end's
servers. If and when it gets overloaded and times out, error
2207/207 will happen. Most of the time this is temporary. Reboot
box, try again in 15-20 minutes.
DVR BOX not displaying/recording/playing items:
Reboot. Good chance of fixing.
If your TV displays "One Moment, Please. Your Channel Should Be
Available Shortly..." this is a SIGNAL issue. Reseat the line
running from wall to the CABLE/RF IN on the box and at the outlet
at wall. If no joy, call cable operator.
That set has an aspect ratio of 4:3. The problem is that what you are sending to it is 16:9 So you are sending an hd signal to a non HD television. The tuner is NTSC which is not HD. Theres not much that you can do about this.
RCA Tru Flat has one of the best pictures for a digital flat screen. This exact TV is my bedroom TV in my home. As for the cable, you can run either a standard 75ohm coax cable or AV wires from the cable box to the back of the TV. Hope this helps.
The message is so cryptic...it's right. There is no way to unblock it yourself. This is the box connecting to your cable company's servers and being told that, "no, you are not allowed to access content, disable yourself." It is referred to as "bricking" as the box is now as useful as a brick.
If the box worked previously and all-of-a-sudden this happened, then it could be that there is a typo in your account, and your cable company can correct it quickly. It could also be that your bill is past due and needs to be paid. Generally if it's a past due issue, a payment will reactivate it instantly.
If you are not paying for digital service and you bought this from eBay or got it at a flea market, then you'd need to add service and add the box to your account. The problem is your cable company might not like one box reappearing on another account--it seems stolen. They may just want the box back, and give you another that would work.
Okay so you need to run a fiber optic cable to back of bose system for sound on the cablebox if it's a hd cablebox. If you don't have a fiberoptic connection on cable box then you can use a digital coax audio cable and plug it from cablebox if it has it to back of bose system where the plugs are colored all black under the red and white connections. This cable is basically a yellow video rca type cable. That cable doubles as a video cable and a digital audio cable. But anyways once you plug your cablebox up digitally you need to make sure under the settings or setup menu of cablebox that you go under audio and make sure your cablebox is set to dolby digital instead of hdmi. Especially if it's a scientific atlanta time warner cable box. The bose remote should operate eveything still unless I read your question wrong and your saying it doesn't.