What jacks does the TiVo media device have?
On the back of your TiVo media device box, you will find the following 'jacks'. A 'jack' is simply a port into which you can plug a cable or connector.
(1) AC In
This jack is where you connect your power cord - to connect your TiVo media device to power and switch it on.
(2) Digital Optical Audio Out
For pure digital audio, this jack is used to connect your TiVo media device to an audio system with a digital audio input.
(3) S-Video Out
S-Video enables you to connect a cable that provides a high quality picture. This cable carries picture signals only - so you'll need to use a separate cable for audio.
(4) Component Video Out
This jack enables you to connect a cable that transmits high definition picture signals between your TV or A/V system and your TiVo media device. It carries picture signals only - so you'll need to use a separate cable for audio.
(5) & (6) - Composite A/V Out
This jack enables you to connect a Composite Cable to carry video and audio signals. The yellow connection (5) is for video and the red and white connections (6) are for audio.
(7) HDMI Out
This jack is useful if you want to enjoy High Definition quality video and audio. You can purchase an HDMI cable separately (this transmits High Definition video and audio all through the one cable) - and then connect this cable to your TV, home theatre system or A/V receiver.
This jack will come in handy if you want to connect your TiVo media device to a home network. This is where you plug in the Ethernet cable.
(9) 2 USB ports
These USB ports allow you to connect extra devices to your TiVo media device including the TiVo Wireless Adaptor.
(10) eSATA port
This jack allows you to connect a TiVo-verified Expander Drive to add additional storage capacity to your TiVo media device.
(11) Antenna In
This jack is where you connect your antenna. In the carton you will find a Coaxial RF cable. This plugs in to the antenna jack, and the other end plugs into your TV antenna - to enable you to receive digital broadcasts over the air. Keep in mind that you will need a digital antenna so as to receive digital signals.