There are three (3) ways to connect your cable or satellite service to your TCL Roku TV, and a video showing how to do so is available here. You can also follow the instructions below to choose your preferred connection.
What is the best way to connect my dish to my Roku TV?
- Option 1: Sign in to applications developed by your favorite television networks using your DISH credentials.
- Option 2: Using your Roku, open the DISH Anywhere mobile app and use the Cast option to view on TV.
Why Stream DISH Network on Roku
Roku players come packed with just about any niche streaming service you’d dream of subscribing to, thanks to thousands of apps containing hundreds of thousands of titles (a large portion of which are FREE).
On a TCL TV, how do you scan a satellite channel?
Make sure the antenna is securely attached to the coaxial connector (or the port labeled CABLE/ANT) on the back of the TCL Android TV before beginning your channel search.
Follow the step-by-step instructions below to start a channel scan:
- It’ll be connected to the Antenna TV input. As illustrated below, you may receive the warning “No channel discovered; please hit OK on your remote to scan.” On your TV remote, press OK.
- The options for channel scan settings will be provided. Choose the best option for each of the following:
- The channel scan should commence at this point. The scan completion percentage and number of channels detected will be displayed in the progress bar.
- It will launch antenna TV, and you can begin scrolling through the channels to see what’s available.
Is Roku compatible with satellite television?
Roku is a DISH streaming box, which means it connects seamlessly to your DISH service and gives you access to hundreds of movies, TV shows, and apps.
The Roku Streaming Stick connects to any TV with an HDMI connector, allowing you to watch all of your favorite shows, movies, sports, and news on your DISH TV subscription. You can access your favorite content from anywhere.
How can I get my Smart TV to work with DISH?
How to Connect Your Satellite Dish to Your Television Connect the opposite end of the coaxial wire to the “Sat in” port on your satellite receiver. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the back of the satellite’s ‘output’ port. Connect the opposite end of the HDMI wire to your television (not your dish receiver).
Is Roku compatible with DirecTV?
Because DirecTV has virtually always been a satellite service that largely competes with Dish Network, the words “streaming” and DirecTV aren’t commonly related. That is no longer the case, especially after AT&T acquired DirecTV. With that in mind, you might be asking if DirecTV can be streamed on Roku TVs.
DirecTV, which is now known as AT&T TV, is Roku-compatible, and you may stream it as much as you like. You must, however, download and set up the Roku software, which is different from other TVs.
Continue reading to find out how to download and view DirectTV channels on your Roku device.
What is the best way to connect my TCL TV to my satellite dish?
An HDMI cable is recommended for connecting your cable or satellite receiver. This is the simplest way to connect your devices and gives the best visual and sound quality.
- Connect the HDMI cord from your Cable or Satellite Receiver to the HDMI 1 input or any accessible HDMI ports on your TCL Roku TV with the TV turned off.
- Navigate to the HDMI Input Tile where you attached the device using the TCL Roku remote from the Home Screen.
- Your TV will identify the connection if the receiver is turned on and the wires are correctly plugged in.
TIP: While the HDMI Input (or any Input) is highlighted, use the “*” button on your TCL Roku remote to rename it. Press the OK button after selecting Rename Input. After that, you can choose an alternative name/icon pair, such as Cable box or Satellite TV.
Connecting with Composite RCA Cable
- Connect each plug to the corresponding connection on the receiver and on the TV while the TV is turned off.
Tip: While the AV Input (or any Input) is highlighted, use the “*” button on your TCL Roku remote to rename it. Press the OK button after selecting Rename Input. After that, you can choose an alternative name/icon pair, such as Cable box or Satellite TV.
Connecting with a Coaxial Cable
- Screw the coaxial cable from your Cable or Satellite Receiver into the Coaxial input of your TCL Roku Television with the TV turned off.
- Turn on your TCL Roku TV and scroll to the Antenna TV tile from the Home Screen, then press the OK button on your TCL Roku remote.
- On your TCL Roku remote, select Start discovering Channels and push the OK button.
Please note that if your Cable or Satellite Receiver is connected to your TCL Roku TV via a VCR, you must select Yes, as channels 3 and 4 are required.
- Your TV will then try to identify cable channels that are available through your paid subscription in the next stage.
- The TV will display a message giving the number of channels identified and instructions for modifying the channel lineup once the channel scan is complete.
Done the current channel list is kept, and the Antenna TV is exited. Other than analog 3 or 4, the first channel identified plays music.
If they were expecting the TV to locate more channels than it did, they should search for them again. When you search for channels, the channel list is cleared and you have to start over.
When you press Done, you’ll be sent back to the Home screen.
The preview of the input should be displayed on the Antenna TV tile (as shown below).
To begin watching shows from your cable subscription, select the input tile and press the OK button.
TIP:You can rename the Antenna TV (or any Input) by pressing the “*” button on your TCL Roku remote while the tile is highlighted. Press the OK button after selecting Rename Input. After that, you can choose an alternative name/icon pair, such as Cable box or Satellite TV.
Is it possible to connect a satellite dish straight to a television?
You won’t be able to connect your satellite dish to your television. Because satellite signals are sent from such a great distance, they have a unique format. To demodulate the signals from your dish, you’ll need a satellite TV receiver. So it’s a coaxial wire to the set-top box and an HDMI connection from the set-top box to your TV.
Is it possible to watch satellite television on a smart TV?
While you won’t be able to utilize the DISH Anywhere app on your smart TV, the DISH Network Hopper DVR transforms any regular television into a DISH smart TV. You may also enjoy the best in-home entertainment without any worry with professional installation.
For Dish Network, what input should be used?
To watch DISH, make sure your TV is configured to the correct input or channel, which is commonly HDMI1 and channel 3 or 4. Your TV may be set to the wrong input or channel if your screen is dark, blue, or white.