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DIRECTV satellite dish installation

Find out about the satellite dish and the installation process.


Learn about the DIRECTV satellite dish

DIRECTV professional installers pick out the best location to set up your satellite dish. There are several different satellite dishes, which range in size from 18 to 36 inches. The satellite dish design prevents snow and ice accumulation on the surface of the dish. Do not use external devices, like covers, or sprays to protect the dish. They can harm the dish and are ineffective.
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Dish location, permissions, and relocation

Location of the satellite dish
The installer mounts the satellite dish in an appealing location for the customer. The site needs a clear view of the southern sky, unblocked by trees or buildings. The location could be a roof or balcony, or another location as long as the dish is outside.

Permission from landlord or HOA
DIRECTV installation sometimes needs structural modifications. Individual agreements may have restrictions. Review your lease, rental agreement, or covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs). If there is a permission need, get it before scheduling your installation.

Go to the article Landlord approval letter for DIRECTV and learn how to get service if you’re renting a home.

Satellite Dish Relocation
Sometimes a customer may want to move a satellite dish after installation. Sign into AT&T Troubleshoot and Resolve to schedule a service appointment. There is a fee for relocating a satellite dish. Do you have questions about returning or recycling old equipment? Visit the article Return your DIRECTV equipment.
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