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Tue, Sep 8, 2020 3:27 AM

How can i connect my directv receiver to the smart tv?

I have a new smart tv. Samsung. Im trying to connect my cable box receiver  to Th e tv using the HDMI ports but the tv keeps on saying no signal. It doesnt seem to recognize the receiver.

shannon02

ACE - Expert

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15K Messages

1 y ago

You need to use the TV's remote to change the input/source on the TV until you find the right one unless you know which HDMI port you plugged the DTV receiver into.

New Member

1 y ago

Both HDMI ports from receiver and tv are connected. And yet, the tv screen says no device connected. I am confused.

Juniper

ACE - Expert

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13.8K Messages

1 y ago

DirecTV boxes connect to TVs the same way, regardless if they are "smart" tvs or not.

 

What model are your boxes and which one is having the issue?

Verify box is powering on to begin with.

Check that HDMI cord is secure and free of debris on both ends.

Make sure DirecTV is not plugged into a "smart" power strip.

If your TV has the option, turn off HDMI-CEC.

Tune your TV to the correct input with the remote.

 

If that doesn't work, try another HDMI cord and even another HDMI device to see if the box, cord, or TV is the issue. You can also try unplugging power from the TV to reset it (since they don't have reset buttons). Also try removing power for a minute on the DirecTV box if a soft reset (red button) doesn't fix it.

nabukl

ACE - Professor

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1.8K Messages

1 y ago

Are you putting the tv on the hdmi input the receiver is connected to? Hdmi1,  hdmi 2 etc .

New Member

1 y ago

Thanks everyone! Ive tried resetting , rebooting, changing HDMI cords. My receiver is HR24-200.

New Member

1 y ago

The HDMI cord is on the DTV receiver, and the other end on the HDMI port of the tv.

New Member

1 y ago

I also used the TV’s remote the change the input/source. Even the tv doesn't recognize my DTV device or HDMI cable.

Juniper

ACE - Expert

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13.8K Messages

1 y ago

So you successfully changed inputs on the TV remote for HDMI-1, HDM-2, etc.? (don't expect the TV to auto change for you as that feature doesn't always work with DirecTV).

 

Check for any software/firmware updates for the TV. Then try another device on the TV.

New Member

1 y ago

Thank you. I will try doing this. Appreciate all the assistance.



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