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Support XFINITY TV How to connect a set-top box or digital adapter (DTA) to a Media Center PC

Introduction

Learn how to connect a set-top box or digital adapter (DTA) to a Media Center PC.

Here's how to do it

To connect a set-top box or a DTA to your Media Center PC, you will need the following equipment:

  • 2 coaxial cables

Coaxial cable

  • IR control cable

IR control cable

  • Remote sensor/IR Blaster

Remote sensor/IR blaster

To connect to your Media Center PC:

  1. Connect one end of one of the coaxial cables to the cable jack in the wal.
  2. Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the cable input connection on your set-top box. This connection is usually called: CABLE IN, IN FROM WALL, or INPUT. If you are unable to locate this connection, refer to the instructions for your set-top box.
  3. Connect one end of the other coaxial cable to the cable output connection on your set-top box. This connection is usually called: CABLE OUT, OUT TO TV, or OUTPUT.
  4. Connect the other end of this coaxial cable to the TV IN jack, located on the back of the Media Center PC.
  5. Make sure the remote sensor is located near the set-top box and then connect the remote sensor to the USB port on the back of your Media Center PC.
  6. Locate the remote receiver. This is the area on the front of your set-top box where you aim the remote control to change channels and sound levels.
  7. Remove the small piece of paper covering one side of the IR control cable. This will expose an adhesive (sticky side) on that side of the IR control cable.
  8. Using the adhesive, attach the IR control cable in front of the remote receiver on the front of the set-top box.
  9. Connect the plug of the IR control cable to the back of the remote sensor for the Media Center PC.
  10. Press the green Start button on the remote control (this will open the Media Center Start menu) and then select Settings.
  11. On the Settings page, select TV, then select Set Up TV Signal to begin the TV Signal Setup Wizard.

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