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How to Connect Dish Network to New TV?

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Do you want to know how to connect dish network to new TV without breaking a sweat?

Now: 

I know how excited we can all get to start using our dish network with the brand new TV that just got delivered at our front door. 

Unfortunately, not all of us are tech-savvy as it seems. There are these cables and ports that some of us can’t seem to wrap our heads around. 

But don’t you worry, this article may be just what you are looking for. We will provide 2 easy methods and steps to get you started.

But before we begin, take note of these tips:  

Tips Before Connecting Dish Network to New TV

  • Find a location that is clear of sight and mount your dish network. 
  • Place the TV in a suitable location so you won’t need to move it around.
  • Remember to turn off the devices and unplug them from the power supply.

How to Connect Dish Network to New TV

In order to fully enjoy your dish network at home, there are two methods to connect it to your new TV.  

Firstly, you could use composite cables –  these have a single male RCA connector on either ends and are color-coded. You need a separate cable for the video and audio. 

Next, you could use the HDMI  in other words high-definition multimedia interface. They are usually silver in color and transfer video and audio simultaneously. 

Method 1: Connecting Dish Network Using HDMI

These are capable of sending audio and video in the same port and you can receive better image quality with 48-bit color and even double the shades. 

Follow these steps to know how to connect a new tv to dish network with HDMI

Step 1: Turn off the TV and dish network. Then unplug these devices from the power supply. This is to prevent electrocution during this procedure.

Step 2: Plug the HDMI cable on the HDMI port found on the back of the TV. Then plug the other end to the HDMI port of the dish network. 

Step 3: Plug the power cord of the TV and dish network into the power supply

Step 4: Turn on the TV using the front power buttons or using a remote

Step 5: Go to the video settings menu and select HDMI. Your TV will automatically detect the connected HDMI. 

Step 6: Navigate to the menu and channels to see whether you’re getting a picture from the dish network. Make sure the HDMI receives both audio and video. 

Method 2: Connecting Dish Network Using Composite Cables

Composite cables are the oldest transmitters of the video signal. Usually, you’ll need to pair the video cable with an audio cable. The advantage of using this cable is that it can support a wide range of audio-visual devices – old and new. Use this cable as the last option if you don’t have an HDMI connector. 

Follow these steps to know how to connect a new TV to dish network with composite cables. 

Step 1: Repeat the first step in method 1. 

Step 2:  Insert one side of the s-video to the s-video port on the back of the TV. Insert the other side of the s-video to the s-video port of the dish network. 

Step 3: Insert one side of the white composite cable to the audio-in left port on the back of the TV. Insert the other side of the white composite cable to the audio-out left port of the dish network.  

Step 4: Insert one side of the red composite cable to the audio-in right port on the back of the TV. Insert the other side of the red composite cable to the audio-out right port of the dish network. 

Step 5: Turn on the TV using the front power buttons or using a remote

Step 6: Go to the video settings menu and select video. Your TV will automatically detect the connected composite cable. 

Step 7: Navigate to the menu to see if you’re receiving the video channels from the dish network. 

Wrapping Up

Now, you have finally reached the end of this article. Make sure to follow our tips before you proceed to our instructions. It’s vital to unplug the devices before starting the whole process to avoid unwanted injuries. If you follow these steps, you will know how to connect dish network to new TV

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2 Comments

  • Rachel Semegold
    May 14, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    To think I had a connection challenge in Children’s church just last Sunday.
    I am just going to open this page and do my thing next Sunday, lol.

    Thanks for this Yuri

    Reply
    • Yuri
      May 15, 2021 at 5:46 am

      Hi Rachel,

      HAHA. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you resolve your connection to your TV. Tell me how this Sunday goes.

      Reply

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