How to Hook Up a DirecTV HD Receiver With a B-Band Converter

by Jason Taetsch

B-Band converters allow your satellite receiver to collect a wider array of HD channels from your DirecTV satellite service. The B-Band converter is an external device that is installed in between your satellite dish and the receiver, and it does not require any additional tools to hook up to your equipment. Once the converter is connected it will immediately begin transforming the signal so it can be used by your receiver and displayed on your TV.

1

Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the RF jack on the wall outlet associated with your home's TV wiring.

2

Fasten the other side of the cable to the open RF jack on the side of the B-Band converter.

3

Connect the cable from the B-Band converter to the "Satellite IN" jack on the rear of your receiver.

4

Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the "HDMI" port on the receiver and connect the other end to the "HDMI IN" port on your TV.

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About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."