A DVR, or digital video recorder, is similar to a VCR with recording and viewing features. This electronic device goes beyond the abilities of a VCR, however, with its pause live TV features, capability to record one program and play another program at the same time, plus the audio and video quality is better on DVRs. HD DVRs are available from cable and satellite companies or as standalone units. Hooking up HD DVRs only calls for a HDMI cable.
Turn off and unplug the HD DVR and HD TV. Set the DVR close to the television.
Connect the coaxial cable from the wall outlet providing your television signal to the back of the HD DVR using the "In" jack. Only one cable is needed to install this setup for cable or antenna users. You will need to connect two of these cables for "Sat 1" and "Sat 2" for satellite HD DVRs.
Attach an HDMI cable into the back of the HD DVR unit using an available HDMI jack. Connect the other end of this cable to the back of the HDTV.
Plug in and then turn on the HD TV and HD DVR. Use the remote and instructions provided with the HD DVR to control the unit.
- You can use several other cables you can use to connect the HD DVR to the HD TV, but an HDMI cable will provide the best overall quality.
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