Making connections from a TV source to a WinTV

Making connections to your WinTV

Here is a chart which shows some of the things you need to know about each type of connnection.


Cable or satellite TV set top box

Cable TV wire from the wall

RF output

A/V output


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Which type of TV can this connection be used with?
Over-the-air TV Cable or satellite TV box Cable or satellite TV box Cable TV
What format do I select when scanning for channels in WinTV?
ATSC or DVB-T/T2 Digital TV Analog TV if available External inputs (S-Video or Composite video) QAM or DVB-C Digital cable TV plus
Analog TV
What remote control do I use to change channels?
WinTV remote control Remote control from your set top box Remote control from your
set top box
WinTV remote control

You can use a roof top antenna for best reception.

Most set top boxes allow you to switch to Channel 3 or 4. When you scan with WinTV, it will pick up the TV signal on the correct channel.

Some satellite receivers use channels 60, 70 or 73. But when you scan for Analog TV channels, WinTV will pick up whatever channel is being used by your set top box.

Most set top boxes have A/V connections on the back, which can go into the WinTV's A/V input.

Some cable TV networks transmit analog TV channels, so we recommend scanning for both DVB-C and analog TV.

Not all cable TV networks transmit freeview DVB-C programs. Check with your local cable TV operator for the availability of freeview DVB-C in your area.