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Tips When Installing Your Satellite Dish

By: David Johnson

The most important part of installing a dish antenna is the positioning of the dish. Without proper positioning the best quality you can hope for is average at best. The dishes focal point must be positioned towards the direction of the satellite in orbit, in space. Direct TV has the necessary information on its website about how to find the direction of the satellite, so this defintely isn't a guessing game at all. This direction is tabled on Direct TV's website, organized according to your zip code, so it's very easy to access this pertinent info. You must search for this information corresponding to the zip code of your location so that you can get the correct positioning of your satellite dish. The azimuthal and horizontal directions of the dish and the elevation coordinate of the satellite can be found with the help of a compass needle, if necessary.

All the accessories and the decoder must be connected to complete the Set up of your new satellite dish. Only “RG-6 coaxial cables” can be used to connect the TV receiver to the dish and for all the purposes of communicating the signals from the dish to the signal receiving equipment. The TV receivers are smaller version of VCR. It processes the signals from the dish to the TV. A single dish can be used for networking and running many TV sets but every TV set must have its own receiver connected to it. You can now take advantage of the fast DSL (digital subscriber line) internet at any location in the United States even if that place is not within the reach of DSL networking - a feature unique to satellite tv providers. This is made possible through the dual use of the Dish antenna for both the Direct TVs and DSL internet connection. For this purpose, the dish antenna must be installed at a location that has a clear view of the southern sky. Any obstructions (like trees, buildings, mountains etc) lying in between the dish antenna and the synchronized geostationary satellite may cause poor communication of the signals between the dish and the satellite and may slow the net speed and the quality of reception to TVs. The 18 inch wide parabolic Direct TV dish antenna can be installed it any place (e.g. roofs, decks, windowsills, poles etc) that is not farther than 100 feet from the receiver.

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