We make it easy to get setup with DIRECTV® service.
First, DIRECTV® Standard Professional
Installation is free. That's right - no cost to get started.
And, with Filamtvchannel, you can get DIRECTV®
receivers setup in four rooms, for
free. And with Filamtvchannel, there's NO shipping and
handling fees - because equipment is not shipped to your home or
apartment. This is important...
When you order with us, our Sales Agents use DIRECTV's
in-house scheduling system to get an installation
appointment that works best for you.
What could be easier?
DIRECTV® Standard Professional Installation includes:
If you rent your property you will
need your landlord to sign this installation permission form
and give it to the DIRECTV installer on the day of your
- Mounting of your satellite dish on an outside wall
with the necessary hardware, within 125 ft. cable length
of your TV.
- Up to 125 ft. of RG-6 cable for standard receivers;
up to 125 ft. of dual RG-6 cable for advanced product
- The hardware necessary to mount and ground your
- Routing of all cables to one TV per receiver
installation either through an exterior wall (frame or
one layer of masonry) or from your basement and
connection to an existing phone jack within 25 ft.
(connection to a phone line is required for DIRECTV® System activation; if multi-receiver installation, all
receivers must be hooked to the same phone line).
- Connection to your TV, VCR and DVD player, if
co-located, and activation of DIRECTV programming.
- Once your DIRECTV® System is installed,
the professional installer will demonstrate how to use
the DIRECTV System, including programming your remote, and
any services associated with DIRECTV.
- Installation of additional receivers and custom
installation available for a charge.
Click Here to Download the Installation Permission
Haga clic para Aquí Descargar la Forma Española
del Permiso de la Instalación
Where do you install the DIRECTV® Dish?
To receive DIRECTV programming your home needs a clear view
of the southern sky, unblocked by trees or buildings. After
that, our professional installers mount the DIRECTV dish in
the most appealing location for your home, apartment,
condominium or townhouse.
Can I get DIRECTV® programming if I live in an
apartment or condominium?
Yes! Many apartment and condominium residents have the dish
installed on a private patio or balcony - a clear view to
the southern sky is required. Ask for approval from the
manager of your home, apartment, condominium or townhouse
prior to setup. If management has concerns about this, visit
the FCC website for information on your rights to use a
What will I get with standard professional
You'll receive a service call from a highly trained
installer, installation of a dish on your roof, balcony or
other location, running up to 125 ft. of cable, 25 feet of
phone line, drilling through one wall, connecting your
receiver to your TV and VCR or DVD player, a mini-lesson
about your system and activation of your service.
Can I use my existing wiring in my house with my
In most cases, your existing wiring can be used. Your
installer will verify this upon arrival.
Can I use just one DIRECTV® dish for the whole house?
Yes. One dish is all you need, no matter how many
receivers/rooms are hooked into it.
How large is the DIRECTV® dish?
The DIRECTV dish is small and unobtrusive, about 20" wide by
18" tall, and all are round or oval shaped. Note: If you
order a DIRECTV WorldDirect™ Service package, the DIRECTV Dish is 36" wide, round or oval shaped.
How long will it take to get my equipment?
Equipment comes on your scheduled installation date, and
will be delivered by the installer. Installation dates are
generally available within 24-72 hours of when the order is
What happens when I move?
Just call DIRECTV before you move and let us know when and
where you'll be moving. With the DIRECTV MOVERS CONNECTION,
a new dish and standard professional installation is
provided with your annual commitment to any TOTAL CHOICE or OPCIÓN
EXTRA programming package or above. Leave your DIRECTV® dish behind, only take your existing receivers and
remotes with you when you move.
The account holder, or someone over the age of 18 authorized
to make installation, payment and account decisions on
behalf of the account holder, must be at home for the
installation. If you live in an area governed by a Home
Owners Association, installation of DIRECTV®
require pre-approval. If you are not the property owner the
installer must have approval from your landlord before
starting the work.