Useful tips

How do I fix my Cisco cable box?

How do I fix my Cisco cable box?

Reset (power cycle) your receiver by unplugging the power cord from the back of the box. Wait 15 seconds and then plug the power cord back in. Wait up to 20 minutes for the receiver to fully recover and turn it back on.

What is Cisco cable box?

The Cisco® Digital Transport Adapter (DTA) 170HD is a flexible solution that allows cable operators to transition to an all-digital network. The DTA 170HD has earned the ENERGY STAR® 1.

Why is my Spectrum cable box not working?

Most problems can be resolved by sending a refresh signal to your Spectrum Receiver. You an also try to reboot your receiver by unplugging the power cord and allowing at least 60 seconds before plugging it back in. Allow at least 20 minutes for the receiver to fully recover and then turn it back on.

How many Watts Does a Cisco DVR adapter use?

The maximum power output from the adapter is 36 watts (12V * 3A). Using a watts up power meter I measured an actual draw of about 20 watts while the DVR was powered up. I was surprised to see that this cable box uses such a low amount of power. In sleep mode power usage drops down to about 18 watts.

What are the features of the Time Warner 8742 DVR?

A little searching on Google turned up a brief article that indicated Time Warner has just started testing the 8742 DVR in the field. One of the cool features of the 8742 is the touch panel on the front of the unit. You’ll find no buttons on this unit, instead the front panel is completely smooth.

What kind of screws are in Cisco cable box?

Opening up the cable box is pretty simple. The box is held together using tamper resistant torx screws (size T10). Most security bit sets include a size 10 tamper torx bit since it’s fairly common, most Cisco / Scientific Atlanta boxes use this same size.

How to check the status of a Cisco cable box?

To access the on screen diagnostics hold the select button down for 15 seconds, then press the channel up button. After performing this key sequence the main diagnostics screen will load. The summary screen (show below) displays basic status information about the cable box.