Are you worried about the trouble of installing the new Spectrum service? Why not DIY it?
1.27 billion households around the globe have TVs, and not all of them are tech-savvy, like you. Know that you don’t need to schedule an appointment with the experts. Since you don’t require any technical knowledge to set it up.
Installing Spectrum is pretty simple. All you need to do is plug the cords into all the places they are meant for.
Let’s start by answering some basics.
How to Choose the Best Cable & Satellite TV Spectrum Provider
Are you hung up on wanting to find the best satellite TV and internet provider? These are the six things you should look for before selecting one.
- Download and upload speed meet your expectations.
- Whether the data plan is enough for you, and can you add more data to it?
- Are the Spectrum TV internet packages as per your need?
- Is internet latency going to disrupt your online activities?
- Plan availability
- Equipment cost.
Considering these points, you should be careful in choosing the right Spectrum service provider. Keep reading to find out how to choose one.
Spectrum Service Providers: How to Choose the Right One
There are various service providers offering Spectrum TV internet packages. You need to choose an option that’s comprehensive enough to meet all your communication needs such as:
- Multiple-user accessibility
- Ability to stream videos across multiple devices at a brisk speed
- No hidden call charges
- HD results with access to thousands of channels
On top of that, ensure that you don’t have to wait for their paperwork to complete before the installation. And finally, weigh the cost vs. benefits.
Once you find the right provider, place your order, and once the shipment arrives, here’s what you will need to know:
Spectrum Installation Kit: What does it include?
Once you place your order with the Spectrum provider, they will soon deliver the kit at your doorstep.
The component of the kit depends on what you ordered.
Spectrum TV Kit
- Coax Splitter
- HDMI Cables
- Coax Wires/Cables
- Some batteries
Spectrum Internet Kit
- Coax Splitter
- Wi-Fi Modem
- Ethernet Cable
- Coax Cables
- Phone Cable
Let’s go through the details now.
Installing Spectrum TV
Start by looking for a coax outlet in your home. Often, you can find it on your walls, as an extended and small cylindrical structure. Once you locate it, you can plug in a coax wire to it.
Your kit would include multiple coax cables. You can pick any of them. Ideally, could you choose according to its length? You need to select the one that reaches the Spectrum TV receiver from the outlet.
The coax splitter comes in handy when you want to install Spectrum TV and the internet, both. To do that:
- First, attach the coax cable to the outlet
- Then connect the coax splitter to the other side of the coax wire.
- Finally, you connect two more coax wires to the coax splitter and attach one of them to the modem and the other one to your receiver.
A coax splitter is not required if you are only installing one TV. But if you are looking to watch more TV channels around the house, you would need it.
Once the coax cable and the receiver are connected, you will use the HDMI cable and plug it into the receiver and connect it to the TV.
What if a TV does not have an HDMI port?
Modern-day TVs come with HDMI ports. If your TV does not have an HDMI port, it might be over a decade old. But don’t worry, there’s a solution to this problem as well!
HDMI cables are responsible for offering excellent, high-resolution picture quality.
If you want to enjoy your Spectrum TV, HDMI will elevate your experience just for the better.
However, your reciever also has a component port, which you can use as a replacement for an HDMI port.
You might have a component cable around the house with some old wires, but if you can’t find it, you can order a new one.
But what if you can’t find the component port on the receiver either? Then you use a HDMI to component converter that will attach to the HDMI port and provide you a component port.
Moving forward, we come to the final step. Your kit comes with a remote and batteries. Put the batteries in the remote and turn your TV on!
On your TV, choose the HDMI or component port source using your remote.
Your screen may display an update notification, which means that your device is updating and making the best adjustments for good quality.
Once updated, your Spectrum will switch off. Once turned off, turn it back on and wait. A new notification will pop up on the screen. You might have to wait up to 10 minutes, after which your Spectrum TV service can be activated.
Installing Spectrum Internet
If you want to install your Spectrum Internet, you must know it is similar to installing the TV.
Follow similar steps as before
- Attach the coax cable to the outlet and modem after finding the right cable size and placement area.
- You can use a coax splitter and install a TV; if not, an outlet to modem connection would suffice.
- Connect the modem to a power outlet using the power cable.
Blinking lights may turn on; you must wait until they stop flashing and turn solid. If that happens, you did it right.
Depending on your internet type, you will find two options on the router’s back. You can connect to it either using a wired network or WiFi.
Now you need your phone or computer. Using the device, you will answer questions to create your Spectrum account on Spectrum’s page and verify it.
Finally, you do the best step of it all. Lay back, and relax.
Check all your social media updates, chat with your loved ones, and watch and stream your favorite TV shows without wasting any more time.
Installing Spectrum Phone
Did you also sign up for the phone service along with the internet? Well, this part is easy. Simply connect the phone to the power outlet.
After this, check your kit to find a phone wire, and use it to connect it to the modem port and phone.
And you are done. Simple, right?
We hope our guide was helpful. You don’t need all the tech knowledge to set up Spectrum TV, internet or even phone. Just a few wires to plug and questions to answer, and it’s all set.