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Old 09-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #21
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If you want to post us a couple of pictures of the back of your dish we can probably tell you how to do it.
Here are the pictures. Tilt on top elevation on the bottom the dish is 18x20.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:19 AM   #22
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Here are the pictures. Tilt on top elevation on the bottom the dish is 18x20.
What you're calling "tilt" is what we're calling skew.
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What you're calling "tilt" is what we're calling skew.
Okay thanks DTV calls it tilt when you bring up the install program, So I do not need the 3 things that were talked about just the tilt and elevation and the azimuth not anything that is called skew is this correct? Thanks Barry.....
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Tilt refers to the up/down angle of the entire dish. Skew is a rotation of the LNB and can be ignored.

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Tilt refers to the up/down angle of the entire dish. Skew is a rotation of the LNB and can be ignored.

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Joel, Directtv has three main settings or two depending on the dish/lnb.

They call the first one the azimuth (which is the degrees the dish aims south to)

They call the next one the elevation (which is the degrees to the horizon)

They call the third one the tilt (which is the angle of the dish/lnb's). Some sites refer to this as the skew.

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/customer/dishPointer.jsp

As taken from the above site:

To aim your dish, you'll need to know your azimuth and elevation coordinates. Azimuth relates to the left-to-right positioning of your dish. Elevation concerns the up-and-down positioning of your dish. Your DIRECTV Receiver is programmed to give you these coordinates and help point your dish. You'll find this in the on-screen Setup Menu, but because menus vary from system to system, check your owner's manual.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:05 PM   #26
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Tilt refers to the up/down angle of the entire dish. Skew is a rotation of the LNB and can be ignored. Joel
Joel, you're not on the same page it seems. For a multi-LNB dish, you have to make adjustments in three axis: Azimuth, Elevation (which you seem to want to call "tilt"), and the rotation of the three LNBs relative to the horizon (which OC and I were calling skew and Glenn is calling tilt). No matter what you call them, you have to adjust in three axis, regardless of any polarization issues.
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Here is the direct tv installation guide:

Pages 9, 10, and 11 may help in the understanding of the elevation, azimuth, and tilt.

http://www.directv.com/learn/pdf/124...aManual_1D.pdf

This is also taken from the link above and helps with the tilt:

NOTE 2:
In most of the U.S., the Tilt Adjustment should be
fixed. However, because of large Tilt angle to 119 satellite in
Eastern Seaboard states, a small amount of Tilt fine-tuning
adjustment may improve 119 signal strength without
significantly changing 101 signal reading. For these states,
the following Tilt fine-tuning procedures are recommended:

1.Follow alignment procedures from Step 1 through Step 9;

tighten Elevation and Mast clamp bolts.

2. Fine-tune Tilt Adjustment first by +3 degrees and then

–3 degrees. Tilt is optimized when you see the 101
signal reading essentially unchanged and 119 signal
strength improved by several points. Set Tilt to the
optimized point and tighten Tilt nuts
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Thanks wmtire! I agree that this thread is about DirecTV and we should use their terms, but for the record, Dish calls it "skew", so that's where the confusion originated.
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Thanks wmtire! I agree that this thread is about DirecTV and we should use their terms, but for the record, Dish calls it "skew", so that's where the confusion originated.
A big thanks to everyone I set it up in back yard and printed out the link from wmtire. Daisy-Boykon sent me a PM and said anything east of the Mississippi just set the (tilt or skew) to 58. I couldn't get it again the program told me 41 to set it at, so I tried 58 that Sid told me and boom I got it in about 3mins all 3 stats at 100 percent. A big THANK YOU to everyone......
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A big thanks to everyone I set it up in back yard and printed out the link from wmtire. Daisy-Boykon sent me a PM and said anything east of the Mississippi just set the (tilt or skew) to 58. I couldn't get it again the program told me 41 to set it at, so I tried 58 that Sid told me and boom I got it in about 3mins all 3 stats at 100 percent. A big THANK YOU to everyone......
Glad to hear it.
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