How to Move a DirecTV HD Receiver to Another Room

By Maya Austen

Relocating a DirecTV HD receiver from one room to another is a task you can perform on your own so long as there is a DirecTV cable wall outlet installed in the second room. If a DirecTV cable wall outlet is not in the second room, contact the DirecTV customer service department to set up a visit by a technician, who will install an additional outlet.

Disconnect the HD Receiver From the TV

Step 1

Unplug the receiver’s power cord.

Step 2

Disconnect the coaxial cable attached to the receiver’s RF “Satellite In” terminal by twisting the cable’s screw-on connector counter-clockwise until loose. Pull the plug out of the terminal.

Step 3

Unplug the HDMI cable from the receiver’s HDMI port and the TV’s HDMI port. If you are using component video cables instead of an HDMI cable, unplug each of the component video and RCA audio cables on the back of the receiver. Unplug the other ends of these cables from the TV.

Step 4

Disconnect the telephone cable from the receiver’s phone jack (if applicable). Unplug the Ethernet cable from the receiver’s Ethernet jack if the receiver is also connected via wire to your home network.

Connect HD Receiver to a TV in Another Room

Step 1

Plug the other end of the coaxial cable, which is connected to the cable wall outlet, into the receiver’s RF “Satellite In” terminal.

Step 2

Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the receiver’s HDMI port. Insert the other end of this cable into the TV’s HDMI port. If your HDTV does not support HDMI connections, plug one end of the green component video cable into the receiver’s green component video out jack labeled “Y.” Plug the other end of this cable into the TV’s green component "Video In" jack. Plug one end of the blue component video cable into the receiver’s blue component video out jack labeled “Pb.” Plug the other end of this cable into the TV’s blue component "Video In" jack. Plug one end of the red component video cable into the receiver’s red component "Video Out" jack labeled “Pr.” Plug the other end of this cable into the TV’s red component "Video In" jack. Use the red RCA audio cable to connect the receiver’s red “Audio R” jack to the TV’s red “Audio In” jack. Use the white RCA audio cable to connect the receiver’s white “Audio L” jack to the TV’s white “Audio In” jack.

Step 3

Plug the receiver’s power cable into an electrical outlet. Turn on the TV and DirecTV receiver.

Step 4

Use the “Input” or “Source” button on the TV remote control to change the TV’s video input setting to “HDMI” (if an HDMI cable is used to connect the receiver to the TV) or to the “Component Video” source (if component video cables are used to connect the receiver to the TV).