Direct TV Installation Process

Direct TV Installation Process

Many Direct TV subscribers perform self-installation for the Direct TV System. The three components make up the basic intallation process. The Direct TV Satellite Dish must be mounted to the subscribers rooftop, cables must be connected to receive transmission from the dish to the receiver and connected to the subscribers Audio-Visual equipment throughout the house and the Direct TV receiver unit must be configured.Installation of the satellite dish requires the subscriber to know what size and type of dish he or she will need for the coverage area. The next step is installing the mounting system and which direction to aim the dish to receive transmission from the Direct TV Satellite.

The Direct TV System uses a small round dish that is lightweight and simple to mount on a rooftop or similar outside location. In rainy or snowy areas, bigger and heavier dishes are needed to prevent weather interference. Once the dish is in the users possession it is important for the subscriber to examine the area and find a location outside with no obstructions (i.e. tall trees) and where the Direct TV Dish can be aimed in a southerly direction. The subscriber should point the satellite dish approximately 60 degrees upward. If the user is closer to the northern US states, 30 degrees will be amenable.

Once the subscriber has found a good location for the dish on their property, mounted the dish and initially directed the Direct TV satellite, the user will attach an appropriate length of cable to the Dish and run it directly from the dish to the receiver.Users can decide for themselves which Direct TV System they want and where to mount the dish on their house. If the user decides to mount the dish farther away from the house, more Quad Shield RG6 coaxial cable will be necessary.

It is important for the subscriber to use type RG6 coaxial cable as it is the specific dimension of copper cable needed to carry DirecTV broadcasting systems. This RG6 coaxial cable will ensure proper transmission of data from the dish to the receiver. Once the installation of the external cable is laid, the cable inside the house can be connected with the less expensive RG6 Dual Shield cable. When the user wants to run the connection to two locations within the same room or area, RG6 Siamese cable has the capacity to distribute both lines of cable in the same parallel direction.

This method is useful for those users with basements or attics where connection is required.Once this step of mounting and connecting the cables into the house is completed, the user will connect the DirecTV receiver. Once the cable is connected to the dish properly and transmitting data efficiently to the DirecTV receiver, the user should finalize the tweaking of the satellite dish by using the appropriate coordinates that appear in the on screen menu.

This can be achieved by reading the information on the Direct TV receiver.Once the user has the dish aimed at the aforementioned coordinates, the Direct TV IRD (integrated receiver/decoder) can be connected anywhere in the subscribers house. The can connect as many receivers as necessary or desired, depending on the system the user has purchased.

The reception should be tested every time the user connects all units until all the rooms in the subscribers home or apartment have the Direct TV equipment connected correctly. Important details for the subscriber to remember are: the user needs to be certain of the details of which DIRECT TV Dish is required, research an appropriate outdoor position for the dish with a direct line of sight to the Direct TV satellite with no obstructions, point the satellite dish up between 30 to 60 degrees in a southerly direction and proceed to run RG6 cable. Again, this Quad Shield RG6 cable is necessary for connecting the outside cable as it will be most effective in avoiding interference.

The interior cables can be laid using Dual Shield RG6 cable wires that will thread the signal to each room of the house. The IRD receiver component will provide the correct coordinates of the Direct TV satellite in geosynchroneous space and will assist the user to adjust the dish accordingly. Written by David Johnson. Find more information on

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