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Wiring Diagrams and Hook Up Suggestions

 

 Wiring Diagrams and Hook Up Suggestions

Please click the proper hookup scenario for your equipment:

Basic Diagrams Converter Configurations

DVD Hookups

Game Consoles PVR Configurations

    Click here to view the different types of jacks used with audio/video hardware (Adobe Acrobat required)

    Click here to view the different types of cable used with audio/video hardware.

Basic Diagrams:

Cable Outlet to TV View any Basic Cable Channel
Cable Outlet to VCR to TV
(2 scenarios)
    View any Basic Cable Channel Record any Basic Cable Channel
Cable Outlet to TV to Stereo
    View any Basic Cable Channel Listen to cable channels in stereo
Cable Outlet to VCR to TV to Stereo
(2 scenarios)
    View any Basic Cable Channel Record any Basic Cable Channel Listen to cable channels in stereo
Cable Outlet to VCR to TV with AB SWITCH
(2 scenarios)
    View any Basic Cable Channel while Recording any Basic Cable Channel


RCN Converter Configurations
Before reviewing these diagrams, remember the most important thing to remember is that the CONVERTER should ALWAYS be FIRST in ANY configuration. Failure to have the CONVERTER FIRST could result in any 2-way operations (Pay Per View, Video On Demand) not working correctly:

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Cable Outlet to Converter to TV
(2 scenarios)
    View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel
Cable Outlet to Converter to VCR to TV
(4 scenarios)
    View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Record any Basic or Premium Cable Channel
Cable Outlet to Converter to VCR to TV w/ Stereo hookup
(2 scenarios)
    View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Record any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Listen to Cable Channels in Stereo
CONVERTER and VCR to TV with AB SWITCH
(2 scenarios)
    View any Basic Cable Channel while Recording any Basic or Premium Cable Channel
Cable Outlet to Converter to HDTV
(10 Scenarios)
    View any Basic, Premium, or HDTV Cable Channel using Component, DVI, or HDMI for video and RCA-type, SPDIP or Optical SPDIF for audio

Specialized Diagrams:Game Consoles

Cable Outlet to GAME to TV
    View any Basic Cable Channel Play video games
Cable Outlet to GAME to TV using RF Adapter
    Play Games on a TV that does not have Audio/Video Inputs
Cable Outlet to RF MODULATOR to GAME to TV
    Play Games on a TV that does not have Audio/Video Inputs
Cable Outlet to CONVERTER to GAME to TV
    View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Play video games
Cable Outlet to CONVERTER to GAME to TV using RF Adapter
    Play Games on a TV that does not have Audio/Video Inputs View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel
Cable Outlet to CONVERTER with RF MODULATOR to GAME to TV (using AB Switch)
    Play Games on a TV that does not have Audio/Video Inputs View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel
Cable Outlet to VCR to GAME to TV
    View any Basic Cable Channel Record any Basic Cable Channel Play video games Record video game play on VCR
Cable Outlet to CONVERTER to VCR to GAME to TV
    View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Record any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Play video games Record video game play on VCR


Specialized Diagrams:DVD Configurations

DVD Player to TV
    View any Basic Cable Channel Play DVDs
DVD Player to TV using RF Modulator (Using AB Switch)
    View any Basic Cable Channel Play DVDs on a TV that does not have Audio/Video Inputs
DVD Player and converter to TV using RF Modulator (Using AB Switch)
    View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Play DVDs on a TV that does not have Audio/Video Inputs
DVD Player to VCR to TV
    View any Basic Cable Channel Record any Basic Cable Channel Play DVDs on a TV that does not have Audio/Video Inputs
DVD Player to VCR and converter
    View any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Record any Basic or Premium Cable Channel Play DVDs on a TV that does not have Audio/Video Inputs
 

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