If you own an HDTV and a Dish Network HD receiver, you'll likely want to use an HDMI cable to connect the two devices in order to get the most out of your HDTV. HDMI cables are simple to use because they contain only one input piece that transmits both video and audio data. If you've never used an HDMI cable before, you may be unfamiliar with connecting an HDMI cable to your Dish Network receiver.
Find the HDMI input on your Dish Network satellite receiver. This is located on the back of the receiver and is labeled "HDMI." The HDMI port is shaped somewhat like a rectangle.
Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the Dish Network satellite receiver's HDMI port. Make sure that it's securely inserted by pushing it all the way in.
Connect the opposite end of the HDMI cable and plug it into the HDMI input of your TV. This will be located on the sides or back of your HDTV.
Change the video input on your TV to the HDMI input you plugged your Dish Network receiver into. To do this, press the "Input" button on your remote until you reach the corresponding input. You have now correctly hooked up an HDMI cable to your Dish Network receiver.