The DirecTV Phase I Satellite Dish was the original DirecTV dish. This is an 18" satellite dish with one LNB.
This dish typically receives signals from the DirecTV satellite at 101 degrees.|
DirecTV introduced the Phase II Satellite Dish in 1998. The Phase II dish has two LNBs and can receive signals from the DirecTV satellites at 110 and 119 degrees.
DirecTV introduced the Phase III Satellite Dish in 2002. This dish has three LNBs and can receive signals from DirecTV satellites at 101, 110 and 119 degrees.
The DirecTV AT9 MPEG-4 Compatible Ku/Ka Band Satellite Dish is designed to receive signals from DirecTV satellites at 99, 101, 103, 110 and 119 degrees. The DirecTV satellites at 99 and 103 degrees transmit on the newer Ka Band. This dish is also designed to receive HDTV video compressed with the newer MPEG-4 compression.
The satellite receiver connects to the dish with a RG-6 cable. This cable connects to the SAT IN jack on the back of the receiver.
The TV connects to the back of the satellite receiver using a variety of possible cable connections depending on which picture resolution you want. SD or standard definition could use the yellow composite video cable with two stereo audio cables but for High-Definition TV cable connection, it is best to use a HDMI cable hookup.
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