Getting started

The 3view box contains:

The supplier should be contacted if any of the above are missing.

Note: In some areas an aerial upgrade may be required to ensure secure reception of digital television broadcasts: a good reception of existing analogue signals is no guarantee of good digital reception.


Before making any connections, ensure that all equipment is switched off.

Start by plugging the aerial cable into the RF IN socket on the back of the 3view box. Then connect one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI socket and the other end into a spare HDMI socket on the television. If the television is not HD-ready, a SCART connection may be used instead (a SCART cable is not supplied).

Next, plug one end of the network cable into the network socket on the rear of the 3view and the other end into a router or a homeplug unit (not supplied).

The external power supply may now be connected to the socket on the unit and to the mains.

Once all of the connections are made, the 3view will automatically run the Setup Wizard before scanning for channels.

The channel scan will take a little time and, once finished, the channel list will be displayed along with the current broadcast in a picture-in-picture pane.

At this stage, and assuming an Internet connection is available, a check for any software updates should be made. Details of how to do this are on the 'System' page.

Finally, the unit's default settings should be reviewed and personalised where required. These are accessed through the 'setup' button and details can be found in the 'setup' section.