anything is done, you must decide
where you want the dish to be mounted. First,
the installer will do
a survey to determine where the satellite is relative to your location.
Then he will give you the choices of locations. As well, he will want
to limit the exposure to the elements and "hide" the dish
from view as much as possible. At no time, though, will he compromise
performance of the dish.
second concern you should have is the route the cable must take to reach
the receiver and TV.
to think about - where is the nearest telephone jack? (Pay-Per-View
billing is uploaded to head office by telephone) Would it be a cleaner
job to install a phone jack near the receiver?
you want to record Dish programs with your VCR or other recording device?
you want to have Dish audio available through your stereo or surround
sound receiver? Is you're A/V receiver able to process video inputs
& outputs? S-Video inputs & outputs? Does your VCR have LINE
inputs (Mono or Stereo) or S-Video?
may want to consider pre-wiring for a
future second receiver or second
for the initial receiver. This can include
a spare dish installed at the
and take your
the Tutorial for some pointers on installing
your own Satellite Dish. (If you get stuck, we'll answer E-mail or telephone
questions for free.) Of course, we'll come out on a service call, should
you need our help. We bill for time and materials; and travel beyond 50
km. from our shop in Mississauga.
to satellite channels? Want to know what the new digital channels are? They're all
listed in a printable-friendly Channel listing on two pages.
the Aim Calculator to discover azimuth and elevation settings for any
satellite and any location. Many cities are listed, but other locations
can be calculated if you know the longitude and latitude. Who knows where
the RV enthusiast might travel.
The PhotoTour highlights different
sites and different types of wiring jobs weekly. These are jobs
from many parts of Canada and some go
far beyond cable for a residential dish. Have a look at this weeks
tour - Anti Theft devices at a movie rental store...
are based in Mississauga and provide quality installation services. We also
provide support by phone or by E-mail to
any D.I.Y. Installer.