How to Connect Direct TV to an RV Satelite Antenna

By Jason Taetsch

Satellite TV providers, such as Direct TV, deliver television signals from a satellite instead of a cable, making the service ideal for RVs. If you have a satellite antenna mounted on your RV, you can connect your Direct TV box to receive the TV service while out on the open road. Make the connection in the same manner as you would if you were installing the Direct TV box in your home theater.

Things You'll Need

  • Coaxial cable
  • Direct TV receiver box
  • Component cable

Step 1

Locate the satellite antenna's coaxial outlet and the input panel on the Direct TV receiver box. Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the outlet.

Step 2

Connect the other end of the cable into the "Satellite IN" port on the rear of your Direct TV receiver box.

Step 3

Connect the component cables to the "Component OUT" port on the rear of the receiver.

Step 4

Connect the other end of the component cables to the "Component IN" ports on your TV's input panel. Your Direct TV system is now connected to the RV's antenna.