How to Connect an HDMI to DirecTV

By Breann Kanobi

Connect your satellite dish receiver to your TV using an HDMI cable.
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DirecTV offers a satellite TV solution for viewers who do not wish to use cable services. According to DirecTV, an HDMI cable offers the best quality connection between your receiver and TV. In most cases, DirecTV does not provide an HDMI cable with their satellite receivers, so you must purchase your own HDMI cable. For the best value on a cable, purchase it online or from a discount electronics store.

Connect the DirecTV receiver to a satellite dish using an RG-6 coaxial cable. Push the coaxial cable into the jack on the receiver that is labeled "Satellite In."

Insert one end of an HDMI cable into the HDMI jack on the back of your TV.

Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the jack on the back of the DirecTV receiver.

Insert one end of the white and red RCA cables into the audio ports on the back of your TV. Connect the other end of the cables onto the audio output of your DirecTV receiver.

Plug the receiver into an electrical outlet and press the "On" button.