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"No signal" usually means you are on the wrong input. Look at the back of the TV to determine what plugs were used to hook up the Dish box, it will be labeled nearby (like Video 1, Component 1 or HDMI1). Now find the "Source" or "Input" button on the TV remote (it can also be found on the TV) and set it to the input the Dish box is plugged into.
If you are using the Coax cable (the kind that screws on), go into the menu of the TV and run a "Channel Search/Scan". This will find the channel the Dish box needs to be set to on the TV.
No no no! # 1. You need to connect all your components to your TV via an HDMI cable. For true HD and digital sound this is needed. Your TV (if its an HD TV) should have 3 or 4 HDMI inputs. So your Xbox/PS3 should be connected via HDMI cable. Your HD sat or cable box should also be connected with an HDMI cable. Same for your Blu Ray player.
#2. Now that your components are connect in a way which will enable you to see their media in either 720p, 1080i or 1080p your ready to get the Digital sound to your speakers. On the back of your TV you should (again on most all HD tv's) have a digital audio (optical) out. You need to purchase a digital (optical) audio cable and plug one end into your tv's digital audio out jack. Then plug the other end into your audio receivers digital audio in jack. You may have to go into your receivers menu to select or enable the digital/optical input. Then you should be rocking and rolling with true digital DTS, Pro Logic, Pro Logic 2 in either 5.1 or 7.1...
Think of your TV as the hub. Connect all the components with HDMI cables. And then your TV to your receiver with a digital/optical cable. It's that simple.
Never never use the red and white cables for audio. They were designed for 2 channel stereo sound. They won't deliver 5.1 or 7.1 digital sound.
Also... Don't ever hook up any component using the old "yellow" video cable if you want picture quality better than 480i resolution. They won't do HD period.
Here is a list of the popular video cables and they highest resolution.
Yellow video cables - 480i resolution
S video (super video) cable - 480p
Component video cables (red/blue/green) - up to 720p
HIgh definition multimedia interface HDMI - up to 1080p (full HD) and digital sound.
Good afternoon! My name is Becki, with DISH. I hope that you have gotten this resolved, but if not, here are some steps to do so!
If you are at TV1, where the receiver box is located, the tv needs to be on channel 3 or 4. (The correct location for these on the back of the recever will have a TV 3/4 above it.)
If you are using an HDMI cable, then the TV will need to be on an HDMI input
If you are using Component cables, your TV will need to be on a component input. (Usually Comp 1 or 2)
If you are using RCA cables, then the TV will need to be on a VIDEO input (Usually Video 1 or 2) (The correct location for these on the back of the receiver will have a green TV symbol with a 1 in it.)
Please let me know if you need any further assistance!!
DISH Network Customer Service
If you have an HD receiver you will want to use one of two types of
cables; you can use component cables which have five ends red, blue,
green, red and white, or you can use an HDMI cable which will have one
flat connection. If you have a standard definition receiver you will
want to use RCA cables these have three ends red yellow white. The
connections will be labeled on the television as well as the receiver.
Once you get this connected hit the input/source button on your TV set
if you're using RCA cables you want the TV set to video 1 or video 2. If you're using an HDMI cable then set the TV to HDMI 1or 2 using the input /source button. If you use Component cables set the TV to Y/PB/PR or component 1/2.
I am having a similar problem with the inputs. I have a cable box plugged in to cable antenna, DVD to video 6 using HDMI, Mac computer plugged in to video 7 - using HDMI (TV does not recognize this) and then Nintendo Wii hooked up to Video 1. My problem is that Sony only realizes 2 additional components like the video 1 (wii) and DVD on video 6, it does not play the other components. I have to niw manually switch the cables to have them work...
Check that the connection where the dish box is connected to the TV is the selected input on your TV.
You should have either a component connection (5 cables) or HDMI (1 cable) connecting the dish box to your TV. The VX37 has two component inputs and two HDMI inputs (if I remember correctly). Use the INPUT button on your remote to select the correct input.
Once you confirm this and still have problems, post a response and I will follow-up.
THE BEST INPUT ON YOUR SET IS THE HDMI INPUT.2ND THE COMPOSITE INPUT. 3RD THE COMPONENT INPUT. AND 4TH THE ANTENNA INPUT. MOST DISH BOXES HAVE AT LEAST THE COMPONENT OUTPUT. YELLOW IS THE VIDEO AND RED AND WHITE FOR AUDIO. USE RCA CABLES TO GO FROM BOX TO LCD SET. ON THE DISH BOX YOU CAN GO FROM ANTENNA OUT TO THE CABLE OR ANTENNA IN ON THE LCD. SWITCH TV TO CHANNEL 3. AND TURN YOUR DISH BOX ON.