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H20 - how to get to az and el info directly

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by BennyGregg, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. BennyGregg

    BennyGregg Legend

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    We often take our H20 with us in our RV. I usually lookup AZ and EL information before we go, or I've got an application on our laptop that gives that. But, sometimes I'd like to that information from the receiver by entering the zip code.

    Is there some keypress combination that goes to the "enter your zip for AZ and EL info" page directly without having to re-start the receiver all the way?
     
  2. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

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    Go to menu, satellite, then repeat sat setup
     
  3. BennyGregg

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    But unless the receiver gets a signal and is working, that menu is not available - the setup menu choice is available, but no restart receiver choice - it just takes you to the satellite signal strength charts. And the reason I might need to re-check AZ and EL is when things are not going well.
     
  4. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

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    I thought it was? When it's on the search for sat signal screen, hit exit, then menu then setup then satellite then repeat sat setup. Correct me if I'm wrong though

    Kevin
     
  5. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I find it easiest to just look up the aiming coordinates at http://www.dishpointer.com. They also have some excellent aerial mapping tools for your exact location. And for $20 you can buy a Smartphone App that lets you see where the satellites are located using the phone's camera.
     
  6. BennyGregg

    BennyGregg Legend

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    Thanks for helping me out. What happens on mine is if it is searching for signal, and you press Menu, it has a Setup choice... but when you choose Setup, it only takes you to the satellite signal strength charts. If, however, you press Exit first, then Setup, you have the full Setup menu choices, including Repeat Satellite Setup.

    Thanks again.
     

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