DIRECTV satellite dish installation

Find out about the satellite dish and the installation process.

Learn about the DIRECTV satellite dish

DIRECTV professional installers pick the best location to set up your satellite dish. The most common dish ranges in size from 18 to 20 inches and the 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.

Dish location and permissions

Location of the satellite dish

The satellite dish 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 permission is needed, get it before scheduling your installation.

If you rent, learn about the Landlord approval letter for DIRECTV and how to get service.

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