Amino Box—Set Up TV Set-Top Box

Back View of Amino Set-Top Box

To view cable on your television in Campus Village Buildings A, B and C, you will need to use an Amino Set-Top Box.

Set-Top Box Package

Set-top boxes are available to all residents, and can be checked out from the Computer Lab located on the first floor of Campus Village, Building B.

Your package includes the following components:

  • Amino Set-Top Box
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Remote control (3 AAA batteries not included)

All contents should be returned to the Computer Lab in its original condition when you check out. Failure to do so will result in your account being charged for non-returned equipment.

The front of the set-top box has a single LED that indicates both power and reception of signals from the remote control. The LED is always illuminated when the set-top box is plugged in. When you use the remote control, the LED will flicker to indicate that the set-top box is receiving the signal.


Installation is a two-step process.

Step 1: Connecting your TV to the Set-Top Box

Most TVs have inputs for composite, s-video and component connections. The STB comes with an A/V cable with both composite and s-video connections. If you have a newer model TV, you may have component inputs.

  1. Determine which video cable you will use. If you see:
    • No color-coded inputs, use coaxial cables. (See #4 below).
    • 2 red/white coded inputs only, use the red/white composite inputs as well as S-Video. (See #2 below.)
    • 3 yellow/red/white closely together, use composite cables only. (See #2 below.)
    • 5 green/blue/red/red/white closely together, you may need to use coaxial or attempt to plug the yellow composite into the green coded input on your TV, leaving the blue and red other inputs empty. (See #4 below.)
  2. Composite (with/without S-video): Using the previously decided method, connect the end of the A/V cable into the STV and the other cables into your TV. Composite should have all 3 inputs close together.
  3. Component: If you have component, there will be 3 inputs close together, usually with green/blue/red on one row and red/white on the next. Use the red/white, which are close together for audio and the yellow composite in the green input for video.
  4. Coaxial: Connecting your television to the Set Top Box through an antenna connector :
    1. You will need to request a coaxial cable if you wish to use that instead of A/V.
    2. All TVs have a single antenna connector; almost always on the back of the TV. The Computer Lab typically has a supply of these cables, which can be requested. These cables can also be found at the Spartan Bookstore. (For the technically inclined, you need an 75-ohm coaxial cable with 'F' connectors on each end. You can get the kind that screws on, or the kind that just pushes on; either is acceptable.)
    3. Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the screw-on connector labeled OUT on the STB.
    4. Connect the other end to the screw-on antenna connector on your TV.

Step 2: Making the Network STB Connections

Note: You will need to purchase an ethernet cable (CAT5) to complete this setup process.

  1. Connect the ethernet cable to the STB.
    (This was not included in the package you received. You will need to purchase one.)
  2. Connect the other end of the ethernet cable to your RG (white box on the wall).
  3. Connect the power supply to the back of the STB and an electrical outlet.
  4. Press the red power button on the STB remote to turn on the STB.
  5. Turn on the TV and:
    1. If you used the antenna connection, tune your TV to channel 3 or 4. (This depends on what the STB default channel was set as.) If you used the A/V inputs, use your TV remote (or the controls on your television) to switch to the correct video input. If you see "snow," you are not viewing the right video input.
    2. It should not be required, however, if prompted the first time you log into your television, the password is 1234. The first time the STB is connected, it is possible that the box will spend up to 10 minutes updating itself with the latest software. Once this update is completed, you'll see the default cable channel.