How to Hook a Dish to a Projector Without a TV Tuner

By Greyson Ferguson

Constantly upgrading the size of your television can become extremely expensive, so you may want to reconsider purchasing a new television and instead buy a projector. Using a projector in conjunction with your satellite dish's receiver allows you to project the programming contents onto a wall or display screen. You do not even need a television to make the video connection between the satellite dish receiver and the projector.

Things You'll Need

  • Satellite dish receiver
  • Yellow RCA video cable
  • Projector

Step 1

Plug the coaxial cable running out of the wall (it is connected to the satellite dish itself) into the "In" port on the back of the satellite dish receiver.

Step 2

Insert the yellow RCA video cable into the "Video Out" port on the receiver. Make sure you insert the cable into the yellow output, otherwise you are not going to obtain any video signal.

Step 3

Plug the opposite end of the RCA cable into the "Video In" port on the projector.

Step 4

Power on the satellite dish receiver and the projector. Push "Menu" on the projector and select "Input." From the input menu choose "Video" and the image of the satellite receiver will project onto the wall or screen. Change the station with the receiver's remote control and adjust the screen size by pushing the projector in closer to the wall (to make the image smaller) or pull it away from the wall to make it larger.