Generally, people do not need to know how to install a DirecTV satellite dish because DirecTV may provide this service free of charge. However, if you are in the position where you need to install the satellite dish yourself, it can easily be done. Here are a few steps that will help you install a DirecTV satellite dish.
To install a DirecTV satellite dish, you will need:
- DirecTV satellite dish
- Internet access
- User manual
- Coaxial cable
- Become familiar with the satellite dish. You should start by making sure you know the parts that come with your satellite dish. You can do this by going through the manual that comes with your DirecTV satellite dish.
- Longitude and latitude. It is important you know the coordinates of your location. You do this by easily going online to a website called Satellite Signals. This website finds your coordinates for you.
- Find which satellite is closer to you. Once you have figured out what satellite is closest to you, pick a spot that has a path clear of trees or any similar objects. Now you can secure the dish antenna to a wall. You can secure the antenna by using a mount that comes with your satellite dish. Mounts are usually easy to secure to walls and may only require a couple of screws and a screwdriver. Follow the directions that come with your dish on how to properly secure the mount to the wall.
- Connect the dish. Begin by using the coaxial cable that comes with the dish to connect it to the receiver. Proceed by connecting the receiver to the television set.
- Turn on your TV. Follow the instructions in your satellite dish manual to make sure your TV has a signal.
Now that you are done reading these steps, you can get started on installing your own DirecTV satellite dish. Remember to refer back to your manual and this how-to guide in an effort to make this installation process go as smoothly as possible.