How do I connect my cable box?

Instructions for connecting GCI cable set boxes.

Connecting your digital converter box (DCT)

  1. Connect the digital converter to the TV and/or VCR/DVD/Blue Ray as show in diagrams below.
  2. Plug the digital converter into the wall outlet and turn the converter on so the channel number appears in the display. For the digital converters without a display, use your universal remote, and ensure that the red light indicates that power is on.
  3. It can take up to 2 hours for all the TV programs listings to appear in the interactive program guide.
  4. Tune the TV and/or VCR/DVD/Blue Ray to channel 3 (channel 4 in Juneau). Now the channels will be changed on the digital converter using the universal remote.
  5. Using the TV and/or VCR/DVD/Blue Ray codes in the universal remote manual you can program your universal remote to control both the TV and/or components.
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Connecting your Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

  1. Connect your DVR to your TV via either HDMI or component connections.
  2. Connect the baseband audio cable to your TV as shown.
  3. The RF connection and VCR/DVD/Blue Ray are optional.

 

DVR Connection

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Connecting your Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and Home Theater

  1. Connect your DVR to your TV via either HDMI or component connections.
  2. Connect your DVR to your home theater receiver (or audio decoder) via either an optical digital audio cable or coaxial audio cable.
  3. Connect your VCR/DVD/Blue Ray to your other equipment via baseboard audio and video cables as shown below.
  4. The RF connection is optional.
DVR with Home Theater Diagram

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Still have questions? Contact our 24/7 technical support, 907.265.5400 if you are in Anchorage (1.800.800.4800 if you’re not) or visit one of our GCI stores.