How to Hook Up a DVD Player to a DirecTV Box & TV
If you are like one of the millions of Americans who access television programming via DirecTV, you most likely have at least one receiver in you home. This device is connected to your television and allows you to view the normally scrambled satellite content. However, you may also have other devices you want to connect to the television, such as a DVD player. Luckily, most televisions are equipped to handle multiple devices.
Things You'll Need
- DirecTV receiver
- DVD player
- RCA/Coaxial cables
Look on the back of the television for the video inputs. You need to see if there are at least two different RCA Video inputs (there are three ports, one red, another white and a third yellow). If not, you need to connect one of the devices via RCA cables and the other via coaxial cable. Use the RCA cables with the device you want the better audio/video quality from.
Plug the RCA cables into the "Video Out" port on the back of the DirecTV receiver. However, if you are using a coaxial cable, insert this into the "Out" port on the device.
Connect the other end of the RCA cables into the "Video In" of the television. If using a coaxial cable, connect it to the "In" port on the Television.
Perform the same actions on the DVD player. Connect the RCA cables into the DVD player, and plug the other end of the cables into the "Video In" ports on the TV. If the DirecTV is also using RCA cables, connect the DVD to the second "Video In" port on the television.
Power on the TV and the DirecTV receiver box. Press the "Video" button to watch the television programming (if using RCA cables). If you are using a coaxial cable change the television to either 3 or 4.