This forum is interesting and very educational. I know nothing about installing a satellite TV setup. However I'm very concerned and curious about how my dish was setup. Unfortunately I am surrounded by trees. I had Direct TV come down twice to try to install a dish in my home. I was informed both times that the trees were blocking the signal. I was told by others that Direct TV network and Dish TV network had different corridors in the sky to pickup the signal. So perhaps I should try them, so I called the Dish TV network. They were also unable to pickup a signal. A few month later a friend gave me the number of an independent contractor that might be able to pick up a signal through Dish TV. He installed all the Dish equipment, he mounted it on my roof (a manufactured home) and he got the job done, how? I have no idea how? I did ask him how he was able to get the signal, when the employeed installers of dish could not. He seemed to avoid my question with an impish grin "because I'm special"
Okay I thought perhaps I shouldn't ask?
Or perhaps he thought I wouldn't understand it anyway. I was just pleased that he got the signal
This was 2 years ago, however I am very curious how he managed to out do the regular DishTV network employees?