The Panasonic TH-42PWD6 is an early model, standard-definition plasma television. You can connect its screen directly up to a Dish Network receiver for satellite programming. In fact, you may already have the necessary cables required for the connection, so hook up should only take a few minutes to complete.
Plug the component video cables into the "Component In" ports on the back of the Panasonic Plasma TH-42PWD6 television. Make sure the colours of the cables match the same colours as the connection ports.
Insert the other ends of the component cables into the "Component Out" ports on the Dish Network receiver.
Attach the RCA audio cables into the "Audio In" ports, located on the back of the plasma TV, directly next to the component connections.
Plug the free ends of the cables into the Dish Network receiver's "Audio Out" ports.
Power on the Panasonic TV-42PWD6 and the Dish Network receiver. Press "Input" on the television's remote control, then choose "Component" and the content from the Dish Network receiver is produced on the Panasonic plasma television.