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:
To connect to your Media Center PC:
- Connect one end of one of the coaxial cables to the cable jack in the wal.
- 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.
- 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.
- Connect the other end of this coaxial cable to the TV IN jack, located on the back of the Media Center PC.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Using the adhesive, attach the IR control cable in front of the remote receiver on the front of the set-top box.
- Connect the plug of the IR control cable to the back of the remote sensor for the Media Center PC.
- Press the green Start button on the remote control (this will open the Media Center Start menu) and then select Settings.
- On the Settings page, select TV, then select Set Up TV Signal to begin the TV Signal Setup Wizard.