Connecting the HD/DVR Set Top Box to a High-Definition TV and Home Theater


Using this illustration, you can connect a stereo or home theater receiver to take full advantage of the set top box's rich digital audio features. To integrate a VCR or DVD player with a home theater receiver, consult the equipment manufacturer's manual provided with the equipment.

There are three options to configure your audio connection to include your home theater. Configure your audio setup to match the audio inputs on your home theater receiver. Options 1 and 2 are of equal sound quality. Option 3 is of lesser quality.
Option 1 - Optical
Step 1: Follow steps 1 through 3 in basic operation 7.
Step 2: Locate the OPTICAL SPDIF output on the set top box and the OPTICAL SPDIF input on your digital home theater receiver. This input may also be labeled "Toslink" on your digital home theater receiver.
Step 3: Using an optical audio connector, connect the output on the set top box to the input on your digital home theater receiver.
Option 2 - RCA-Type Digital Audio
Step 1: Follow steps 1 through 3 in basic operation 7.
Step 2: Locate the orange RCA-type SPDIF output on the set top box and the RCA-type SPDIF or digital audio input on your home theater receiver.
Step 3: Using a single-pronged RCA-type audio connector, connect the output on the set top box to the input on your home theater receiver.
Option 3 - Baseband Audio Connector Cables: two-pronged RCA-type audio cable (red & pink)
Step 1: Follow steps 1 through 3 in basic operation 7.
Step 2: Locate the AUDIO OUT L (pink) and R (red) outputs on the set top box and the AUDIO IN L & R inputs on your HDTV.
Step 3: Using a two-pronged RCA-type audio connector, connect the L & R outputs on the set top box to the L & R inputs on your HDTV. Remember L will go to L, and R will go to R.
NOTE: When using your audio receiver, it is recommended that you mute or turn down the volume on your TV.