Hi there! this is Kimberly Escobar with DISH Network customer support just ran across your post and wanted to provide you with some additional information that might help you with connecting your receiver to T.V. Connectivity varies depending on what type of receiver you have or if its HD or not. One of the most common ways that you can connect a receiver directly to T.V is by using RCA cables which are the white, red, and yellow cables or just a coax cable (a cable with two screw-in ends). This link here should help you more and show you exactly how to perform the install http://www.dishnetwork.com/SupportSection/setup-receiver-totv. Hope this helps, if you have any questions or need further assistance please feel free to contact us directly at 1800-333-DISH.