SAToolz for DIRECTV
By Michael Berg
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The SAToolz for DIRECTV Satellite Finder makes it easy to determine the best location to setup your DIRECTV satellite dish or DIRECTV mobile satellite dish. This application will quickly allow you to determine if you have line of sight at your current location.
This app allows you to see if there are any obstructions in the way prior to placing your dish such as trees or buildings. This app is NOT intended as a tool to help you align your dish.
The following DIRECTV satellites are supported: 95°w, 99°w, 101°w, 103°w, 110°w and 119°w.
This is accomplished by using the iPhones built in video camera with an overlay of all the DIRECTV residential satellites as dots in the sky.
To use, simply point your iPhone towards the southern sky and see on the live video screen. The DIRECTV satellites will show up as red dots as you move the video camera around, allowing you to quickly and easily determine if there are any obstructions in the way, like trees or buildings.
- See the satellites move on the screen with live video, everything is realtime.
- Use it anywhere!!! Does NOT require cell service or Internet connectivity.
- Simple and fast, requires no technical knowledge or configuration to use.
ATTENTION: This software will only work on the above supported devices and will not work on any iPhone older than the 3GS.
This software is NOT a tool to help you aim your dish, it simply allows you to see if satellite reception is plausible at your current location.
When using this application it is also important to note that the iPhones internal compass is used to help locate satellites in the Sky. It is extremely important that this software is used outdoors away from objects that can cause interference to the compass. Any compass interference will cause the satellites to move sporadically. Please avoid using this software indoors, in motor vehicles or by any object that can cause magnetic interference.
For questions or feature requests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Version 1.3
Updated satellite elements
There is a learning curve involved but it will show you where the satellite is and if there is anything blocking the line of sight between your dish and the satellite. Prior to purchasing this ap, we had located the satellite with another device but couldn't get it to connect for over three hours until I bought this ap and discovered trees were blocking every place we located our dish. We had 96% signal within 5 minutes of purchasing this ap. I wish I had bought it sooner.
I'm a directv installer. Everyday I install & align dishes. I use this app daily to help me quickly locate satellites. With the camera function I can quickly decide if there is line of sight to the satellites or if the signal would be blocked by trees. Thank you for making my job easier.
I was desperate to find an app while trying to find out where a directv dish could go so I ignored the reviews that said this app was inaccurate. Boy were the reviews accurate. It is inaccurate to the point of being useless. The 5 star reviews from technicians must have been shill reviews. Shame on the developer for selling this. I want my money back now!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Aug 15, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 3.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michael Berg
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.