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Choose whether your new TV is in the same room as the DISH receiver:

  1. Is there a DISH picture on the TV screen?

    If you have already connected your new TV and have a DISH picture on the screen, the only remaining step is to program the remote.

    If there isn't a DISH picture on the screen yet, continue setup with the steps below.

  2. Is there a manufacturer picture on the TV screen?

    If your TV is displaying a manufacturer setup screen, follow the instructions that came with the TV to complete manufacturer setup before continuing with these steps.

    If you are unable to complete the manufacturer setup, please contact the manufacturer of your TV.

  3. Connect receiver-to-TV wiring

    Different video cable types are shown below. Connect your video cable to the back of the TV and make sure it is connected tightly at the receiver as well.

    HDMI Component RCA
    HDMI cable Component cables RCA cables
    HDMI port Component ports RCA ports
  4. Power on TV and additional equipment

    If the screen is black, make sure your TV is powered on.

    If you are using an audio receiver or other device (VCR/DVD/etc.) connected between the TV and DISH receiver, power it on as well.

  5. On your DISH receiver, is the green light on steady?

    If there is no green light on the front of your DISH receiver, press and release the power button on the front of the receiver. If the light is blinking or will not come on, troubleshoot the problem with the receiver's power.

    Power light on front of Hopper

  6. Press the SAT button

    On your DISH remote, press and release the SAT button.

    SAT button on 40.0 remote
    SAT button on side of 52.0 remote
  7. Change your TV input

    On your TV manufacturer's remote or the TV itself, locate the Input button (may also be labeled Source).

    Press the Input (or Source) button repeatedly, pausing two seconds between presses. Stop when you see a DISH picture on the screen, or when you have cycled through all available inputs.

    The correct input may match cable type identified above (HDMI cable will often have input HDMI1, HDMI2, etc.).

  8. Program your DISH remote

    Once you have a DISH picture on the screen, the only remaining step is to program the remote.

    If there is no DISH picture on the screen, continue to the next step.

  9. Having problems?

    Please contact your TV manufacturer for assistance setting up your new TV. If you have already contacted the manufacturer, contact us for further assistance.

  1. Is there a DISH picture on the TV screen?

    If you have already connected your new TV and have a DISH picture on the screen, the only remaining step is to program the remote.

    If there isn't a DISH picture on the screen yet, continue setup with the steps below.

  2. Is there a manufacturer picture on the TV screen?

    If your TV is displaying a manufacturer setup screen, follow the instructions that came with the TV to complete manufacturer setup before continuing with these steps.

    If you are unable to complete the manufacturer setup, please contact the manufacturer of your TV.

  3. Connect wall-to-TV wiring

    Connect your coax cable to the back of the TV and make sure it is connected tightly at the wall as well.

    Coax
    Coaxial cable
    Coaxial port
  4. Power on TV and additional equipment

    If the screen is black, make sure your TV is powered on.

    If you are using an audio receiver or other device (VCR/DVD/etc.) connected between the TV and the wall, power it on as well.

  5. On your DISH receiver, is the green light on steady?

    If there is no green light on the front of your DISH receiver, press and release the power button on the front of the receiver. If the light is blinking or will not come on, troubleshoot the problem with the receiver's power.

    TV 1 power light on front of DISH receiver

  6. Change your TV channel

    Using the TV manufacturer's remote or channel buttons on the TV itself, tune to channel 60. If a DISH picture does not appear, try channel 73.

    If your previous TV was usually set to a different channel, try that channel number as well.

  7. Program your DISH remote

    Once you have a DISH picture on the screen, the only remaining step is to program the remote.

    If there is no DISH picture on the screen, continue to the next step.

  8. Having problems?

    Please contact your TV manufacturer for assistance setting up your new TV. If you have already contacted the manufacturer, contact us for further assistance.