P D asked in Consumer ElectronicsTiVO & DVRs · 1 decade ago

how to align directv dish?

im trying to set up the directv dish (HD). im living in 91801 area. what are the elevation,azimuth, tilt, ect for the dish? how do i calculate them. is there an exact number or i have to tune by trial and error?

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  • leo561
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    heres a good link for you http://www.lyngsat-guide.com/index.html

  • 4 years ago

    Align Directv Dish

  • 1 decade ago

    n order for a satellite dish to pick up a signal, it must have the correct alignment with the satellite. It is extremely vital to have the dish correctly installed and positioned accurately, as well. The difference in only a few degrees one way or the other will directly affect the results. If you have a satellite meter, you can quickly locate the satellite(s) needed. You can also find them without the use of a meter (satellite finder). You will need to have a compass and either be able to see a connected TV, be within earshot of a TV or have someone to assist you.

  • 1 decade ago

    Search the web for "dish aiming calculator". You just enter your Zip or lat/long, and the "prime" satellite the dish aims to. You will get the Az/El/Skew you initially set the dish for. You then fine tune the dish to get the best signal.

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