How to Hook Up an Insight Cable Box

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If your television set does not have a digital tuner and your cable provider is Insight Communications, you will need to hook up an "Insight Mini Box" to your television in order to receive the digital cable signal. Installation is easy and quick, with a limited amount of electronics expertise needed to complete the task. Within minutes, you can connect the cable box to your television set or DVD player and start enjoying your favorite programs.

  • Place the mini box close to your television set, either to the side or directly on top of the television. Switch both your television and the mini box to the same channel, either 3 or 4. You can change the channel of the mini box by flipping a small switch on the back of the box to either number.

  • Unplug the cable from the television set and plug it into the back of the mini box, into the slot labelled "Cable In" if your television is already connected to the cable outlet in your wall. If you are setting up a cable connection for the first time, take coaxial cable and run one end into the cable outlet in your wall and the other end into the "Cable In" connection on the back of the mini box.

  • Take the new coaxial cable that is included with the new cable box and plug one end into the other socket on the back of the mini box. It is labelled "To TV." Plug the other end of the cable into the slot on the television set where you unplugged the first coaxial cable. It should be labeled "Cable In" or "RF In."

  • Plug the small round end of the power supply cord that is included with the cable box into the slot marked "+5V DC IN" on the back of the mini box. Plug the prongs into an available power outlet. If a green light blinks on the front of the mini box, the device is ready to work.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wait 20 minutes after plugging in your mini box to let it connect to the Insight Network before starting to activate your cable connection.

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