Yes, a satellite dish is necessary to receive DIRECTV services on your TVs. DIRECTV is also available as an application for wireless phones and laptops, without a dish. The DIRECTV equipment consists of a satellite dish, a digital set-top receiver and a remote control.How big is the satellite dish for DirecTV?
There may be requirements or codes that restrict the size of your satellite dish or how high you can mount it. DIRECTV offers 6 satellites in sizes from a round 18-inch (45 cm) dish to a 36 by 22-inch (90 by 55 cm) oval dish.Is DirecTV the same as satellite TV?
Put simply, DIRECTV is the same satellite TV service you know and love. In order to watch DIRECTV, you have to have a satellite dish professionally installed on the outside of your home, anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky. AT&T TV NOW, on the other hand, is an internet streaming service.