DirecTV and Dish do have satellites in the same orbital locations, 110′ and 119′ (1), but they are NOT the same satellite.
He was probably right about the “installation”, meaning the aim of the DirecTV dish.
Can you use the same dish for Directv and Dish Network?
The dishes and wiring are compatible, however receivers obviously are not. You will need a new dish/reciever, or just go with the already installed Dish Network setup. No Dish Network part is compatable with DirecTV parts and vice versa, the ONLY thing that is compatable is the cable.
Who owns Dish Network and Directv?
Dish Network Corporation is a U.S. television provider. Based in Meridian, Colorado, it is the owner of the direct-broadcast satellite provider Dish (stylized DISH, formerly and still commonly known as Dish Network), and the over-the-top IPTV service Sling TV.
What satellites does directv use?
Satellites and their orbits
|Satellite||Orbital slot||Launch vehicle|
|SPACEWAY-2||99.2°W||Ariane 5 ECA|
|DirecTV-9S||101.1°W||Ariane 5 ECA|
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What is better dish or directv?
DIRECTV and DISH are your two options. DISH vs DIRECTV: DISH is the best tv service provider for the money, but DIRECTV offers more HD channels. DIRECTV is also known for better sports packages. DISH is known for the better DVR that automatically skips commercials in selected primetime recordings.