Making connections from a TV source to a WinTV

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

Here are some common models (please order by model number or product code):

Connecting to an over-the-air antenna

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Cable or satellite TV set top box
RF output

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Cable or satellite TV set top box
A/V output

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Connecting to a cable TV wire from the wall (Digital QAM)

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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 types of video do I select when scanning for channels in the WinTV application (Device Setup Wizard)? Digital ATSC Analog TV (cable/antenna) External inputs (S-Video or Composite video) Digital QAM or
Analog TV (if available in your WinTV tuner)
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
Notes 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 Clear QAM and analog TV.

Not all cable TV networks transmit clear QAM. Check with your local cable TV operator for the availability of clear QAM in your area.