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Verifying Satellite tv service during survey

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by bayoubud, May 12, 2017.

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  1. bayoubud

    bayoubud Member

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    Can Direct tv service be verified with a KVH sat receiver during a purchase survey? All equipment is in place but the service has been disconnected.
  2. Pascal

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    There are some free promotional channels on DTV which I think should work. Actually if you can see the program guide I think that works without a subscription

    Or to dish setup and if you see signal in the test it
    Means the dish is tracking.
  3. bayoubud

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    I want to verify the KVH receiver. Not sure if the Direct equipment is up tp date. Thanks.
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    The receiver doesn't matter as not only they are cheap but directv doesn't allow transferring receivers to a new account. You ll have to replace it anyway.

    The dish is the expensive part, which you can check thru the signal strength screen
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    As pascal said, even if the service is off, you'll see direct TV banners validating receiving signals.
    If the sat boxes are not there, find the control unit and it will show a fix on the satellites. If you turn it off and on you can hear the dish spin to find a location too.

    Good luck, dealing with direct tv is the worst relationship I have with anything around the boat. I can't stand them.
  6. bayoubud

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    I had problems with Direct receiving local channels on our last boat. Is Dish better than Direct to deal with?
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    rcrapps Senior Member

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    I have learned if you want local channels, you need a local address.
    The zip code in your billing address is the local coverage they provide.
    AT&T is now running Direct TV, it just got worse.
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    Direct was saying it was my equipment. They should have known that. Thanks

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