1. Prepare your TV
- If you already have connected your new TV and have a DISH picture on the screen, the only remaining step is to program the remote.
- If your TV is displaying a manufacturer setup screen, follow the instructions that came with the TV to complete the manufacturer setup before continuing with these steps. If you’re unable to complete the manufacturer setup, please contact the manufacturer of your TV.
- If your TV is black, make sure your TV is powered on.
- If you’re using an audio receiver or other device connected between the TV and DISH receiver, power it on as well.
2. Connect the TV to the receiver
- If your receiver and TV are in the same room, connect your video cable to the back of the TV and make sure it’s connected tightly to the receiver. Note, if you’re using component cables (red, blue, and green), you’ll also need to use red and white RCA cables.
- If your receiver and TV are not in the same room, connect your coax cable to the back of the TV and make sure it’s connected tightly to the wall.
3. Power on your receiver
- If there is no green light on the front of your DISH receiver, press and release the power button on the front of the receiver.
- For VIP receivers, if the TV and Receiver are not in the same room, there should be a blue light on the front of the receiver below the TV2 option.
4. Place the TV on the right input
- If your TV and receiver are in the same room, on your TV manufacturer’s remote or the TV itself, locate the input or Source button and press it repeatedly, pausing two seconds between presses. Stop when you see a DISH picture on the screen, or when you have cycled through all available inputs.
- If your TV and receiver are not in the same room, use the TV manufacturer’s remote or channel buttons on the TV itself and tune to channel 60. If a DISH picture does not appear, try channel 73. Once you have a picture on your TV, all that’s left is programming your remote control.