How to Connect a TV, VCR & DVD to DISH Networkby Andrew McClain
Your Dish Network satellite receiver has multiple connections in the back of the unit. You can use these connections to hook up accessories to your Dish receiver, including a TV, DVD and a VCR. A little planning is necessary, since your devices may have similar connections. If you want to connect them to the receiver properly, you need to make sure that none of the devices requires the same connection points.
Unplug your Dish Network receiver.
Plug your HDMI cable into an HDMI port on your television and plug the other end into the Dish network receiver's HDMI port.
Plug the S-Video cable into the S-Video plug on the back of the DVD player. Plug the other end of the cable into the S-Video plug on the receiver.
Plug one of the audio/video cables into the matching colors on the back of the VCR. Plug the other end of the cable into the matching colors of the "A/V Out" connectors on the receiver.