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Pointing your DIRECTV dish is not always the easiest thing to figure out. Thankfully, DIRECTV has a great support system in place to assist you with this process right on their website. Better yet, with all new DIRECTV system installations, you get a free professional install, so take advantage of it and you won't even need this information!
But just in case you do...
First, they highly recommend professional installation, especially for multi-satellite systems. The proper alignment of multiple dishes is best left to the pros. However, if you are installing a standard 18” DIRECTV dish, you can do it easily with their help. You will want to determine your elevation using their online tool. This will give you the best angle with which to point your dish based on your area.
Further help is provided after you have found the right coordinates. If you cannot find the answers you need from their website, contact a DIRECTV representative and explain that you need help pointing your dish. They will walk you through the process and let you know if professional installation assistance will be necessary. Typically, this has little or no cost for a new subscriber, so ask about pricing for installation and dish pointing.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|