Dish Settings & Look-up
The settings shown in the systems control unit setup menu are not always accurate. Local installers may use settings that vary
from those displayed in the setup menu.
Why can't I find the settings in my setup menu?
Dish Network's Turbo HD and 1000.2, as well as Shaw Direct (Starchoice) do not display azimuth, elevation, and skew information on a setup page. In such cases, you can call your satellite provider directly for assistance, or visit the DishPointer.com web site (see more information below). If you're using Dish Network's HD Turbo, you can find azimuth, elevation and skew information by utilizing the "Setting by Zip Code" feature found in the 1000.2 Instructions Manual. (To display a PDF of Dish 1000.2 manual, click here.)
Why can't I find a satellite signal?
If you are having difficulty finding signals using the setup menu values, Delsand LLC recommends DishPointer.com to help calculate accurate settings. The Dish Pointer calculator has Multi-LNB setups for Dish Network, DirecTV, Shaw Direct(Starchoice) and more. Once at the Dish Pointer web site, enter the location of your stand setup, either by zip code, by latitude/longitude, or by using the map on the homepage. Select the model of your dish antenna from the pull-down menu. The calculator will display the correct elevation, azimuth and skew.
Note: Use (magn.) azimuth, not (true) azimuth.