Check the Signal Strength on Your DIRECTV Satellite Dish

Check the Signal Strength on Your DIRECTV Satellite Dish

DIRECTV satellite dish setup doesn´t need to be hard. You can program your DIRECTV satelllite dish easily -- your DIRECTV receiver has a built-in meter to help you check your signal strength. It´s not a replacement for a professional quality signal meter, but it can help you diagnose problems. Here´s how to check your DIRECTV signal strength and quality.

Step 1 - Press MENU to enter the DIRECTV signal meter menu system

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Start by pressing the {MENU} button. You’ll see the MY DIRECTV menu as shown to the left.

Step 2 - Check the DIRECTV Dish Signal - Arrow down to Settings and Help

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Arrow down to “Settings & Help” and press {SELECT}.

Step 3 - Press Select on Settings to view the DIRECTV signal strength meter

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Then, with “Settings” highlighted, press {SELECT} again.

Step 4 - Arrow to View DIRECTV Signal Strength

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Arrow down to “Satellite” and press {SELECT}. Then, with “View Signal Strength” highlighted, press {SELECT} again.

Step 5 - View Signal Strength DIRECTV Test Results

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You can highlight the + and - buttons to change which satellite you’re looking at and which tuner. It is normal to see zeros or “N/A” on some satellites, but if you see nothing but zeros, or even a lot of zeros or numbers under 70, there is a problem. When you’re done, arrow over to “Done” and press {SELECT.} Then press {EXIT} to return to live TV.

Learn more with the following pages!

How to Setup Your Satellite Dish for DIRECTV Guide

Identifying Your DIRECTV Dish Model Type

Use the My DIRECTV Setup Menu to Verify Your DIRECTV Satellite Dish

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