TV Answer Man
How to Connect Your DVR to Your TV
Washington, D.C. (April 11,
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Q. I know this may
sound dumb, but I recently moved things around my house and I
need to reconnect my TV to my basic equipment -- satellite DVR
and Blu-ray player -- and I don't have a clue how to do it. I
always get confused over what cable goes where and so forth.
Help me, Mr. Answer Man. -- Michelle, Waco, Texas.
Michelle, it's not a dumb question at all. A lot of people get a
little intimidated when connecting set-top boxes to the TV. In
fact, I've seen auto mechanics -- people who could strip a car
and put it back together in no time -- cower when asked to hook
up their TVs.
So let's make it simple here.
First, you get two HDMI cables. (If you're not sure what's an HDMI cable,
Insert the first HDMI cable into the satellite box's HDMI 1 OUT
port and then take the other end and insert it into your TV's
HDMI 1 IN port.
Now, take the second HDMI cable and insert it into the Blu-ray
Player's HDMI 2 OUT port and then take the other end of the
cable and put it into your TV's HDMI 2 IN port.
Then, plug in the TV, the satellite receiver and the Blu-ray player.
That's basically it. When you want to watch satellite TV, you
will hit the Input or Video button on your remote and click on HDMI 1. When you watch to watch the Blu-ray player, you will
click on HDMI 2.
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