DIRECTV is a digital broadcast satellite service that transmits digital satellite television and audio to residential and commercial subscribers. DIRECTV offers over 160 high-definition channels as an optional part of its subscription service. DIRECTV's satellites are always located south of Texas. When choosing a location to install your DIRECTV satellite dish, you will need to find a spot that has a clear line of sight in this direction.
Find an outside location that has a clear line of sight toward Texas. For example, if you are in Los Angeles, you will want to find a location that points to the southeast. If you are in Miami, you want to find a location that points to the southwest and if you are in Texas, you need a location that points to the south.
Image an arc that starts at the location from Step 1 and extends from 30 to 60 degrees above the horizon.
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Look at the sky. See if you have at least one clear line of sight within this arc. If you have a clear line of sight, the location is a suitable spot to install your satellite dish. If you do not have a clear line of sight, find another outdoor location and repeat this process.