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How To Set Up Xfinity Cable Box in Easy Steps

how to set up xfinity cable box

How to set up Xfinity cable box? Xfinity cable box setup is actually pretty easy to do even on your own. It is quite exciting to subscribe to the Xfinity cable service.

What’s great is you don’t need to wait for a professional to set it up for you.

This article will provide a step-by-step guide for you to do it on your own.

It will hardly take 10-15 minutes to set it up and enjoy watching your shows.

So, let’s start the guide.

What is Xfinity Cable Box?

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Xfinity cable box is a TV service that provides access to several TV networks, as well as streaming services.

Some of their TV boxes also have DVR which lets you record shows which you can watch at a later time. 

How To Set Up Xfinity Cable Box?

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There are two ways on how to set up Xfinity cable box: professional set up and self-install.

If you choose to have a professional do the Xfinity cable box setup, you will have to pay an installation fee.

You would also need to set up an appointment which may be a hassle for you.

If you prefer to do the setup yourself, all you need to do is get a self-install kit.

You can avail of the kit as soon as you sign up for the cable service.

There are two ways to receive the self-install kit:

# Home Delivery

The kit can be delivered to your home address with the prescribed shipping fee.

You can contact customer support to enquire about the availability of stocks on-hand.

# Self-Pick Up

It can also be self-pick-up at the nearest Xfinity customer service center. Just locate your nearest service center and collect the kit.

What’s in The Self-install Kit?

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The self-install kit has everything you need for the setup. These include the required cables to the TV box.

When you receive it, make sure you find all the items mentioned below.

1. For SD TV Boxes: The following items are sent in the self-installation kit sent by the Company for SD TV boxes:

kit one
Source: Xfinity
  • Privacy Notice and Agreement
  • Getting Started guide
  • Xfinity TV box
  • Xfinity remote
  • Coax cables
  • Power cords

2. For HD TV Boxes: The following items are sent in the self-installation kit sent by the Company for HD TV boxes:

kit two
Source: Xfinity
  • Privacy Notice and Agreement
  • Getting Started guide
  • Xfinity TV box
  • Xfinity remote
  • Coax cables
  • Power cords
  • HDMI cable (for HD TV boxes)

Setting Up SD TV Box

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If you bought any SD TV box, here is the step-by-step guide for you to set it up.

Just follow the steps and you are good to go.

Plugging in 

Step 1. Find the “Cable In” port on your TV box and insert one end of a coax cable.

Step 2. Connect the other end of the coax cable to the cable wall outlet.

Step 3. Find the “Cable Out” port on your TV box and insert one end of the other coax cable.

Step 4. Find the “Cable In” port on your TV and insert the other end of the coax cable.

Step 5. Connect your power cord to the TV box and plug to the electrical outlet.

Activating the service

To activate the service, first turn the TV on and find the correct channel (3 or 4) to see the activation screen.

Remove the plastic tab from your Xfinity remote.

Read and follow the instructions that will show up on your TV screen and activate the service.

Setting up HD TV Box

hd tv box xfinity

If you have HD box, here is the step-by-step guide for you.

The process is simple but just make sure you follow the steps on by one.

Plugging in 

Step 1. Find the “Cable In” port on your TV box and insert one end of a coax cable. 

Step 2. Connect the other end of the coax cable to the cable wall outlet.

Step 3. Find the “HDMI HD to TV” port on the TV box and insert one end of the HDMI cable.

Step 4. Find one HDMI port on your TV and insert the other end of the HDMI cable.

Step 5. Connect your power cord to the TV box and plug to the electrical outlet.

Activating the service

To activate the service, do the following steps and you are good to go:

1. Turn the television on and find the “input/source” button.

2. Choose the correct HDMI port source.

3. Remove the plastic tab from your Xfinity remote.

4. Read and follow the instructions that will show up on your TV screen.

Setting up Motorola/Scientific Atlanta SD TV Box

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If you have bought the Xfinity Motorola/Scientific Atlanta SD TV Box, here is the step-by-step guide for you.

Just follow the steps and you are good to go.

If you have bought the Xfinity Motorola/Scientific Atlanta SD TV Box, here is the step-by-step guide for you. Just follow the steps and you are good to go.

Activating the service

The activation is easy, and you just need to follow the correct steps.

Follow these instructions mentioned below one by one:

1. Turn the TV on and find the correct channel (3 or 4) to see the activation screen.

2. For Scientific Atlanta, you might have to wait 20 minutes for the TV Box to warm up first go to the Official activation page.

3. Read and follow the instructions that will show up on your TV screen.

Setting up Motorola/Scientific Atlanta HD TV Box

motorola scientific atlantic hd

If you bought the Motorola/Scientific Atlanta HD TV Box, here is the step-by-step guide for you.

Just follow the steps and enjoy your favorite shows now.

Plugging in

Step 1. Find the “Cable In” port on your TV box and insert one end of a coax cable.

Step 2. Connect the other end of the coax cable to the cable wall outlet.

Step 3. Find the “HDMI HD to TV” port on the TV box and insert one end of the HDMI cable. 

Step 4. Find one HDMI port on your TV and insert the other end of the HDMI cable.

Step 5. Connect your power cord to the TV box and plug to the electrical outlet.

Activating the service

1. Turn the television on and find the “input/source” button.

2. Choose the correct HDMI port source.

3. For Scientific Atlanta, you might have to wait 20 minutes for the TV Box to warm up first go to the Official activation page.

4. Read and follow the instructions that will show up on your TV screen.

What’s Next?

Now since you have set up your TV box, it’s time to set up your WiFi router to your box to enjoy your favorite shows.

If you need more information on the WiFi setup, refer to this guide – Xfinity WiFi Router Setup.

Conclusion

As you can see, it is actually pretty easy to go about with the Xfinity cable box setup even by yourself.

If you need more help, the Xfinity website has some video guides.

However, we hope our step-by-step guide was helpful enough for you!

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