I am going with a bunch of friends to a cabin for New Year's Eve. I want to take the Directv because I have NFL Sunday Ticket and need to watch games on Sunday.
Can I get any advice on how to set this up? Do I aim in the same direction as it currently is? Do I need to do guided setup and enter in new zip code? Do I point to the south and keep moving around until I get a signal?
I dont need the tivo to be functional so that is no problem. I just need help on how to set it up and aim. I have a tripod mount so that is not an issue either.
If it helps I will be about 150 miles north of my current home setup and on an island in Puget Sound. Does that Matter??
....on an island in Puget Sound. Does that Matter??
Sure it matters, keep it out of the water! Aim it at about the same elevation and azimuth as you use at home. I doubt that 150 miles will make any difference - probably less than half a degree on the protractor (the satellite is 23,000 miles high). In other words the margin for error on your aiming ability is within the range that covers both of your locations if they are only 150 miles apart. (In other words if you are supposed to be at 147 degrees where you are now and the cabin location calls for 150 degrees, I'll bet that when you aim that you are not accurate to within 3 degrees). So just use your home coordinates and "fine tune it". But, don't take my word for it. Run through the guided set up while you are still at home and enter a zip code for your cabin locale and compare it to what you have for your home.