9. How do I connect the set-top box?


The set-top box is connected between the aerial socket and your television set. Disconnect you current aerial cable from your television set and connect it to the set-top box. Finally, connect the set-top box to your television set.

In the most common set up, the set-top box and your television set should both have SCART sockets (see figure 1), so that you can connect them using a SCART-SCART cable which is suitable for both devices.

SCART outlet. 

Figure 1

If your television set and set-top box both have HDMI sockets (see Figure 2), you should use this connection, for better sound and picture.

 HDMI type socket.

Figure 2

 The set-top box is connected between the aerial socket and your television set.

Figure 3

If your television set does not have any of these sockets, you can:

  • acquire a set-top box with integrated modulation or you can acquire an RF signal modulator and a DTT set-top box;
  • purchase a new television set with DVB-T and MPEG4/H.264 or one with a SCART or HDMI socket.

DTH set-top boxes are connected in the same way as DTT set-top boxes: connect the cable from the satellite dish satellite to the set-top box and then connect the set-top box to your television set using a SCART or HDMI cable.

Connect the cable from the satellite dish satellite to the set-top box and then connect the set-top box to your television set using a SCART or HDMI cable.

Figure 4

For further information, consult the DTT Website http://tdt.telecom.pt/.