Spectrum TV

How do I hook up my Spectrum Receiver or DVR using a DVI cable?

DVI cables can just be plugged in at each end to the two devices. Spectrum Receivers, however, do not have DVI ports, so you will need to use an HDMI to DVI cable. This cable has an HDMI connection at one end and a DVI connection at the other.

HDMI to DVI Cable

HDMI to DVI cables provide a high definition connection but require separate audio cables, such as red and white composite audio cables. If your TV has an HDMI port, use a standard HDMI cable. This uses just one wire for both video and audio.

To connect your Spectrum Receiver to your TV using an HDMI to DVI cable:

  1. Turn off your equipment.
  2. Connect the DVI end of the cable to the TV's DVI In port.
  3. Connect the HDMI end of the cable to the Spectrum Receiver's HDMI Out port.
  4. Connect your audio wires to the appropriate Audio In ports on the TV, such as a red Audio In Right and a white Audio In Left.
  5. Connect the other end of the audio cables to the matching Audio Out ports on the Spectrum Receiver, such as a red Audio Out Right and a white Audio Out Left.
  6. Turn on your equipment, and then tune the TV to the appropriate input.

    HDMI to DVI Connections

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Did You Know?

You can also use component cables to provide an HD picture.

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