How to Wire DirecTV

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Wiring a DirecTV dish involves connecting it to the DirecTV receiver in addition to running a cable to the television. See a DirecTV being wired with information from an electronics store owner in this free video on satellite TV.

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O.k., this is how to wire Direct TV. All you have to do is, if you have the cable coming down from the Dish. And it goes into the back of the Direct TV receiver, here. Then you also need to connect the Direct TV receiver to your television. And there is a jack on the back of this receiver labeled, Out To TV. You screw this wire right into the Out To TV jack here. And then the other end goes into the back of the television. Where there is another RF input. You then tune your TV to either channel three or channel four. Depending upon the, what switch position is set on the back of the receiver. That allows you to select between two different channels. Now this wire that runs to your TV, can be run through the walls. Or in the basement or in your attic. If you want to put a TV remotely somewhere in the house. Away from where the receiver is going to be placed. O.k., these wires can also be run through the walls. As long as they're code approved wires. Either CL2 or CL3 code approved. They can be run through the walls, the ceiling, attic, the floors. If you want to hide the wiring that goes to the Direct TV receiver. For a more aesthetically or pleasing installation. But as far as connecting to the TV, it's very simple. The output from the receiver goes into the RF input on the TV. Very easy to do.


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