How to Connect a Blu-ray Player to a TV With a Dish Satellite

By Mandy Slake

Dish Network satellite receivers and Blu-ray players both lack audio and video input ports. That doesn't mean you can't hook these devices up to the same TV. Most TVs can accept multiple audio/video input sources, and some models are equipped with multiple connections of the same type. Even if your TV only has a single High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port, you can still connect your Blu-ray player to another type of port.

Step 1

Examine your TV to determine which ports are available. A Dish Network receiver can connect to an HDMI port, component video, S-video or composite port, or a coaxial antenna input.

Step 2

Choose the type of connection you want to use for your Blu-ray player. An HDMI connection provides the best picture and sound but not all TVs have this port. Component video is second on the quality scale and still provides a high-definition video picture. S-video, composite and coaxial connections only provide standard-definition video.

Step 3

Plug the video cable of your choice into the output ports on the back of the Blu-ray player. HDMI and S-video connections are black and indented; composite and component connectors are color-coded, yellow for composite and red, green and blue for component. Coaxial connections have a threaded jack and you need to tighten the collar on the connector. Plug the other end of the cable into the matching port on the TV.

Step 4

Plug in the RCA audio connections if you are using composite, component or S-video connections. The ports are color-coded red and white. Plug the other end into the matching input port on the TV. If you are using an HDMI or coaxial connection, skip this step. These connectors carry both audio and video signals in one cable.