With fourteen million homes in the United States using the DirecTV network on a daily basis, the various types of the DirecTV Dish have an important role to play in delivering quality Satellite TV signals to the home and offices that use the it. There are varying price ranges for the dish antennas based on the needs of the end user.

The main components of all dishes are similar and serve three main purposes: attaching the dish to the building, collecting the signal from satellite, and converting it to a useable form.

“With a DirecTV dish antenna, you will receive a high quality digital picture along with theater-like sound which gives a feel similar to a home theater system”

DirecTV Dish

There are two different types of dishes available: the Basic DirecTV Dish, which is used for normal televisions, and the DirecTV Slimline Dish, which is used for HD televisions.

The DirecTV Slimline Dish is the newest version that many people in the United States use. Subscribers that want to upgrade their dish can easily order a new dish that comes with free installation. Only one dish is required regardless if you want to put the set top box in multiple rooms.

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000HRQXQQ” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21GtHmX14tL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″ alt=”DirecTV Dish”]There are three main types of DirecTV dishes for normal televisions: DirecTV Satellite Dish 18″, DirecTV 18 x 20 Inch Multi Satellite Dish Antenna and DirecTV International World Direct Satellite Dish. The lowest priced [easyazon-link asin=”B000HRQXQQ” locale=”us”]DirecTv Satellite Dish 18″[/easyazon-link] has two OD masts and weighs 10.45lbs. This type of antenna is one of the best if you want a small footprint as its size is quite compact compared to others. [easyazon-link asin=”B000HRQXQQ” locale=”us”]See Product Features…[/easyazon-link] [easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B0006DONR2″ locale=”us” height=”97″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21DEEHY5F1L._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″ alt=”DirecTV Dish 18 x 20 Inch Multi Satellite Antenna”]In the medium-price range comes the [easyazon-link asin=”B0006DONR2″ locale=”us”]DirecTV 18 x 20 Inch Multi Satellite Dish Antenna[/easyazon-link] is durable with proven quality in cold weather applications. It has a triple LNB with 4 receiver capability, is easy to configure and it has reliable performance. This type of satellite antenna provides both excellent digital quality picture and sound. [easyazon-link asin=”B0006DONR2″ locale=”us”]See Product Features…[/easyazon-link] [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001IS5F1C” locale=”us” height=”108″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mUPjnc-yL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″ alt=”DirecTV Dish – The International World Direct Satellite Dish”]The [easyazon-link asin=”B001IS5F1C” locale=”us”]DirecTV International World Direct Satellite Dish[/easyazon-link] is one of the highest priced dishes, it is new and smaller in size, measuring 36″ x 24″. It is a great choice for international programming through WorldDIRECT channels via channel on 95W and 101W satellites. LNBFs are also included. [easyazon-link asin=”B001IS5F1C” locale=”us”]See Product Features…[/easyazon-link]

DirecTV Slimline Dish

[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B004J6AEVQ” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/318aaDRLDJL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″ alt=”DirecTV Slimline Dish”]The lowest priced dish is the [easyazon-link asin=”B004J6AEVQ” locale=”us”]DirecTV Slimline Dish[/easyazon-link]. These types of dishes utilise DirecTV’s SWM (Single Wire Multiswitch) technology and are durable, reliable, easy to configure and easy to use. They carry signals from three satellites. Azimuth/Elevation mount is included even in the lowest price range. [easyazon-link asin=”B004J6AEVQ” locale=”us”]See Product Features…[/easyazon-link] [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001LK5K3K” locale=”us” height=”87″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11s-DQrzn%2BL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″ alt=”DirecTV Dish – 5 Tuner Single Wire Switch”]The medium priced [easyazon-link asin=”B001LK5K3K” locale=”us”]DirecTV 5 Tuner Single Wire Switch[/easyazon-link] is the same size as of the low priced DirecTV dish but carrys signals from five satellites giving you maximum channel selection. As with all slimline dishes its sleeker profile is good for areas with home owner associations – especially compared to standard dishes. [easyazon-link asin=”B001LK5K3K” locale=”us”]See Product Features…[/easyazon-link] [easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B008PDGSGY” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21X6giUpOuL._SL110_.jpg” width=”94″ alt=”DirecTV Dish – Five LNB Ka/ku Slim Line Dish Antenna for Mpeg-4 C Hd Programming”]The higher-priced [easyazon-link asin=”B008PDGSGY” locale=”us”]DirecTV Five LNB Ka/ku Slim Line Dish Antenna for Mpeg-4 C Hd Programming[/easyazon-link] The multi-LNB head also allows for HD signals from all five DirecTV satellite locations (99, 101, 103, 110, 119.) It is an ideal – if not the ultimate dish especially for homes with lots of TV sets / receivers. [easyazon-link asin=”B008PDGSGY” locale=”us”]See Product Features…[/easyazon-link] Combined with the [easyazon-link asin=”B003Z8TEF6″ locale=”us”]16 Channel Single Wire Multiswitch[/easyazon-link] it can power up to 16 separate tuners.

The dish includes long and short support bracket for stability. They are durable with excellent performance and can be easily installed (it takes less than one hour).

There was once a time when people used to install dishes to receive just 5-6 channels. Today, satellite television has revolutionized the entire concept of television viewing. With improved picture quality and sound, people can get a theater-like experience from the comfort of their own home at a very affordable price.

Any type of DirecTV Dish makes for the great viewing and it is highly recommended to purchase one capable of HD for experiencing the latest broadcasting technology. The type of dish you buy will ultimately depend on your financial situation and your television-viewing needs.

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