How do I align my DirecTV slimline without a meter?

To align your satellite dish without a meter, visit DishPointer and enter your complete address. Then, write down the dish skew, elevation, and azimuth figures. Then, on your remote, press [MENU] and select Settings and Help > View Signal Strength.

What direction does the DirecTV satellite have to face?

In general, start with a southern-pointing direction before testing. The Dish satellites are aligned to the south and will calibrate more easily when pointed in that direction.

How do you set up a DirecTV dish?

Use the buttons on your receiver or the remote to access the Direct TV Menu. Select “Fav’s & Setup,” then “System Setup.” Select “Satellite,” then select “Repeat Satellite Setup.” Enter your zip code and write down the numbers displayed for azimuth, elevation and tilt.

How do I connect my HDMI to DirecTV?

Connect with an HDMI cable (recommended)

  1. Plug one end of the cable into the HDMI port on the back of your receiver.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into the HDMI port on your TV.
  3. Make sure you have selected the correct TV input source (example HDMI 1, HDMI 2).
  4. Set your TV resolution to 1080i or 720p.

How do I setup my satellite dish?

Connecting Your Satellite Dish to Your TV

  1. Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the back of your satellite dish labeled “LNB”
  2. Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to your satellite receiver in the port marked “Sat in”.
  3. Next, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the ‘output’ port in the back of the satellite.

How do you set up a DirecTV Dish?

Connect the receiver to a phone jack with the phone line. Check for a signal using the “Dish Pointing” menu’s signal meter displayed on your TV screen. Adjust the dish’s pointing to achieve your maximum signal strength. Call DIRECTV at 1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288) to active your new satellite’s programming.

Do Dish Network and Direct TV use the same satellites?

DirecTV and Dish do have satellites in the same orbital locations, 110′ and 119′ (1), but they are NOT the same satellite. He was probably right about the “installation”, meaning the aim of the DirecTV dish.

How do you align a DirecTV Dish?

Loosen the mast (pole) enough to be able to gently move the dish left and right. This will allow the signal being received through the dish to be fine tuned, and can be done with the receiver’s system menu.

What channel is HD on Direct TV?

You will be able to find Home and Garden TV (HGTV) on Channel #229 on the DirecTV Channels List. You can also view HGTV in HD (High Definition). All 5 of DIRECTV’s programming packages carry this channel.