How to Connect Your PC to Your DirectTV

By Marques Williams

  • Overview

    Watching television on the computer is becoming popular, especially with capturing programs that can allow for easier viewing later. Here is a guide to preparing your computer for TV viewing.
    • Step 1

      Install you TV tuner. If you don't already have one, you can buy one from an electronics store. Simply follow the instructions included with the tuner.
    • Step 2

      Connect your Direct TV receiver to your TV tuner. An A/V cable will be necessary for this, or a coaxial cable.


    • Step 3

      Open your media player. You can use the program that came with the TV tuner, or use a media player of your choice. Either way, your computer is set up for TV viewing.
    • Skill: Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • DirectTV receiver
    • TV tuner for computer
    • A/V cable or coaxial cable

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