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 Solid Signal  Reprogram Your DIRECTV Satellite Dish to Match Your Dish Setup

Reprogram Your DIRECTV Satellite Dish to Match Your Dish Setup

DIRECTV satellite dish setup is easy, but there are steps you need to take. If you install or upgrade a satellite dish, you may need to go into the satellite setup menus on your DIRECTV receiver in order to change the satellite setup. This will need to be done on every receiver and DVR in your DIRECTV system. Just reprogram your DIRECTV dish into the receiver or DVR and you should be ready to watch!


Step 1 - Press MENU to enter the DIRECTV dish programming 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 - Arrow down to Settings and Help to program DIRECTV satellite dish

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

Step 3 - Press Select on Settings

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

Step 4 - Repeat Satellite Setup

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Arrow down to “Satellite” and press {SELECT}. Then, arrow down to “Repeat Satellite Setup” and press {SELECT} again.

Step 5 - Press DASH to confirm

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Because this process interrupts all programming, you will have to push the {DASH} button on the remote to continue. When you do, you will see the Satellite Setup menu.

Step 6 - Press DASH to confirm

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Here you can select the dish type you want and the multiswitch type. If you already have a SWM, that option should be set automatically. If the switch type is “02: Multiswitch” you can arrow over and down to “Recheck SWM” and press {SELECT} if you feel it should be set to SWM.

You will be shown basic settings for aiming your dish based on the ZIP code you entered when the receiver was set up for the first time. If you need to change that ZIP code, arrow over and down to “Dish Pointing”, press {SELECT} and enter a new ZIP code. When the settings are right, arrow over to “Continue,” and press {SELECT}.

Step 7 - DIRECTV Advanced Program Guide

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Step 8 - Setup DIRECTV Remote

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Step 9 - Watch DIRECTV

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The receiver will then go through its automatic setup and retrieval of guide data. This can take several minutes. When it’s done, you will have the option to set up the remote if you wish. When setup is finally done, you can watch live TV or view the guide.

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