The rear panel of the set top box consists of three types of interfaces: audio, video and data. The following information describes each connection and its use.
1. Cable In This connector receives the incoming signal from your cable service provider.
2. RF Out RF video output
3. Optical SPDIF The OPTICAL SPDIF connector is an SPDIF optical digital output connection that carries Dolby Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio. It is used to connect the DCT to a stereo tuner or A/V receiver to provide surround-sound, theater style audio.
4. Audio In* L and R (left and right) RCA connectors for loop-through audio from audio equipment.
5. SPDIF The orange coaxial SPDIF connector is a digital output connection that carries Dolby Digital 5.1 audio or PCM audio. It is used to connect the DCT to a stereo tuner or A/V receiver to provide surround-sound, theater-style audio.
6. Video In* RCA type video input from a TV, VCR, camcorder, or other device.
7. Video Out RCA type video output to a VCR or TV.
8. Ethernet* Ethernet 10/100Base-T port.
9. AC Power AC power connector:
The bottom plug is an input for the AC power cord.
The top plug is a switched power outlet for a device such as a TV or VCR.
10. IR This connector enables the DCT to control a VCR while recording a selected program. Not all electronic program guides support this feature.
11. S-Video This connector is used to deliver high-quality, standard-definition video to external devices that accept S-Video inputs, such as a high-end VCR or TV.
12. Audio Out L and R (left and right) RCA type stereo audio output jacks.
13. Y Pb Pr These connectors are used to deliver component video to an HD-ready TV or monitor. Though capable of delivering standard definition video to your TV or monitor, these cables are necessary to deliver high-definition video.
14. HDMI HDMI video output to an HDTV (can connect to a DVI input using an HDMI-to-DVI converter cable)
15. TV Passcard TV passcard interface.
16. USB* USB 2.0 connector for devices such as keyboards, joysticks, scanners, disk storage, PCs, printers, or digital cameras.
17. SATA* Connector for optional external hard drive.
18. IEEE 1394* IEEE 1394 connector for connecting to audio and video devices such as a DTV.