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How to Hook up a Computer to DIRECTV

DVD Express Converter Box

If you've ever wanted to hook your computer up to DirecTV, you'll be happy to know that it can be done! Learn how to use your PC to watch all of your favorite movies and shows, legally and comfortably in your own home.

DVD Express Converter Box

Things You'll Need:

  • Windows Xp Media Center
  • Composite Video Cables
  • Subscription To Directv
  • Computer
  • Usb Cord
  • Dvd Express

Plug the composite cables (red, yellow, and white) into the back of your DirecTV DVR. The color of each cable will correspond with the color on the DVR.

Connect the opposite end of your composite cables to the DVD Express converter box. Match the color of each cable to the color on the converter box. Plug them in, as indictated by color.

Plug a USB cord into the USB port on your DVD Express converter box.

Connect the opposite end of the USB cord into one of your computer's USB ports.

Restart your PC. Since your computer is now connected to the DirecTV DVR, you can watch DirecTV programming on your computer. Enjoy watching all of your favorite programs on your computer's monitor, instead of your television.


The video quality of your computer may not be of the best quality. The higher the quality of your computer's video card, the better your picture will look.


  • Do not attempt to capture video illegally. Illegal interception of satellite signals is prohibited by Federal law.
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