Satellite View for Install

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  1. georgiadawg85

    georgiadawg85 New Member

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    Hey All,

    I know I should be fine, but I wanted to get you all's opinion before I have the tech come out and install. Does it appear (in the attached image) that I should be fine in regards to the view of the satellites?

    thanks in advance!
     

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  2. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    With an SL3 lnb you should be fine.
     
  3. georgiadawg85

    georgiadawg85 New Member

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    I dont know too much about this, but is that the typical dish that I will be provided by DTV?
     
  4. georgiadawg85

    georgiadawg85 New Member

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    It seems all i should really need to see is 99, 101 and 103? 110 is no biggie right? It may be behind that branch...
     
  5. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    Slimline 3 does not even pick up 110 and 119 satellites.
    Looks good to me.
     
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  6. georgiadawg85

    georgiadawg85 New Member

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    today is installation day. wish me luck. That tree is too close for comfort.
     
  7. georgiadawg85

    georgiadawg85 New Member

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    no dice. apparently that app lies
     
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    What exactly did the guy say? And how about from a different place?
     
  9. georgiadawg85

    georgiadawg85 New Member

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    He said the tree to the right is in the way, and the actual sat. is directly in the middle of it. That is the only place it can be placed, as I am at an apt. complex. I'm so pissed at the app developer. And i paid for the stupid app
     
  10. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    Not sure which app you have. I use Satellite AR and it's pretty accurate. Did you do the figure eight move with your phone before you checked the location of the satellites?
     
  11. thyname

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    That sucks! I know how you feel. I have been there before.

    You may want to give a shot to PS Vue. Also, Directv's OTT service called Directv Now is coming by the end of the year


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  12. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    while the app can be accurate to some degree, is not as accurate as the real instrument used by the techs.

    http://www.suunto.com/en-US/Products/Compasses/Suunto-Tandem/Suunto-Tandem-360PC360RD1/

    I also (used) to use the app to show folks when they had no LOS and you can see the inaccuracies. So they app while helpful, is not foolproof


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  13. prushing

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    The tech could also be wrong, saw the tree was close and didn't want to risk it being an issue.

    Unless the tech actually puts in a dish to test the signal, they are guessing and their first statement is no LOS to get out of an install.

    I would get a compass to check it and also look online for how to use the Sun (although spring & fall are better).


    I've been told I had no LOS and I finally got them to put one in and my dish works fine. I was even told that on a repair recently when the dish has been working fine for years and just needed a new swm16.

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  14. studechip

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    Absolutely, you installers have the best equipment. I'm just saying that there are variances with the apps, and you should make sure to calibrate your phone with the figure eight move before using it.
     
  15. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    For $5 an app may or may not help. I have used a free app that doesn't have the sky view feature but what I liked about it was that it showed my position on aerial photos - so I had a better idea of if the phone knew where I was (and I did not rely on the phone's pitch sensor and compass to be accurate for a sky view).

    Watching the pitch and compass on my phone jump around convinced me not to trust them 100%. Phones vary, but my phone's compass works best when the phone is nearly flat (aimed straight down) - not aimed up in the sky.
     
  16. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    absolutely! Although my post was no focused on a user but rather on the equipment being used. One is more reliable than the other one.


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  17. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    not quite. DIRECTV would be in lots of trouble if a tech put 10 holes on your roof only to tell you, sorry can't get a signal., the Suunto is a very precise piece of equipment. Obviously it needs a user who knows how to operate it properly. But if the Suunto is used properly there should be no doubt if it's readings.

    I do agree with you that many installers use the NLOS to walk away from a job. But do not confuse this with negligence but rather laziness.


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  18. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    remember that DIRECTV officially requires 10 degrees of clearance all around. So if is "too close for comfort" it may not go in.


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  19. hbkbiggestfan

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    Especially at and apartment complex, as is the case with the OP...
     

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