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How do I connect my TV to a cable DVR box?

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The simplest way is if your cable box has HDMI (wide flat connector tapered at the ends) then connect one end to the cable box and the other end to the TV input and you are done. If your TV or Cable Box does not have HDMI connecor, then you can connect it through COMPONENT VIDEO + AUDIO. Component video is the red-blue-green connectors. That is video only. Then you need to connect red and white audio connectors from the box to the TV as well. Total of 5 connections. When you are done, make sure you have your TV selected to the input corresponding to the input you are using since most TVs have multiple inputs in the back and side of the TV. G

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When tuning is completed go through the channels to find the cable box. (Note: TV will not tune to the box if it is not switched on when tuning)

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