How do I set up my HD receiver from Cogeco?

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How do I set up my HD receiver from Cogeco?

You can set up your new high-definition (HD) receiver in 2 easy-to-follow steps:

Step 1: Connect your new receiver

  1. Connect the coaxial cable from your wall to the CABLE IN input of your HD receiver.
  2. Connect the new power supply from the HD receiver to an active wall power outlet.
  3. Connect the HDMI output of the HD receiver to the HDMI input on your HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable.
  4. Note the name of the HDMI input on your TV that is connected to the HD receiver (e.g. HDMI-1). Input names may vary by TV. If required, check your TV manual for more information.

Step 2: Activate your digital receiver

  1. Press the INPUT or SOURCE button on your TV’s remote control and select the video input that connects your TV to your HD receiver (e.g. HDMI-1).
    While you’re selecting the correct video input, the receiver will automatically start the initialization process. This process could take up to 30 minutes to complete. Your receiver will shut down automatically following completion. 
  2. Turn on your receiver by pressing the CBL button followed by the PWR button on your Cogeco remote control.
  3. Select channel 701 (in Ontario) or 505 (in Quebec) using your Cogeco remote control. You will know that your receiver is activated when channel programming is displayed on your TV screen.

If channel 701 is not displaying programming, disconnect then reconnect the power cord. If programming is still not being displayed, please contact technical support.

Good to know:

  • The programming guide and menus will become available in the hour following activation.
  • Cogeco On Demand will be available as soon as you can access the programming guide and menus.
  • Always aim your remote control at your HD receiver.
  • To access other devices (e.g. your DVD player), be sure to choose the correct INPUT or SOURCE button on your TV's remote control. To access your HD receiver, select the video input that corresponds to your connection.
  • You can easily program your remote with your TV. Find out how to program your remote here.
  • You may also change your channel selection through My Account. Visit for details.

Want more information? Visit our TV support section.

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