Getting Started

Feb 27, 2023

  1. Make sure the truck is parked with an unobstructed view to the southeastern sky (i.e., tree, telephone pole, building, trailer and/or other tractors). If needed, move the truck to ensure the dome has a clear line of sight.
  2. Plug the TV and receiver into a power strip (not included).
  3. Flip the power strip switch to the ON position.
  4. Check to make sure the blue light on the front of the receiver is lit.
  5. Turn the satellite dish on by flipping the wall plate switch to the “on” position. (If you don’t have a wall plate switch, simply plug the 12-volt adapter into the cigarette lighter.)
  6. Wait 5 minutes for the receiver to boot up and display programming.
EpicVue Dome

Note: By default, these settings should have been setup during installation. As such, only use the following instructions if you have inadvertently changed your satellite settings or if you are troubleshooting.

  1. Press the MENU button on your white DIRECTV remote.
  2. Scroll down to SETTINGS & HELP.
  3. Select SETTINGS.
  4. Select SATELLITE.
  5. Select REPEAT SAT SETUP. (If required press the DASH symbol “–” which is located below the # 7 on your remote.)
  6. Make sure the following types are selected:
    • DISH TYPE set to 18" LNB.
    • TUNERS set to DUAL.
  7. Then select the SATELLITE SIGNAL.
    • If most of the transponders show a number other than 0, select DONE and continue to Step 8.
    • If every other transponder is showing 0, return to the fleet for troubleshooting help.
    • If all transponders show 0, flip the wall plate switch or unplug the cigarette lighter to turn off the EPICVUE dome and then turn it back on. Wait 2 minutes while the dome locks onto the satellite signal. If all transponders still show 0, refer to the Troubleshooting section and start with step #1 under Error Codes. Note: If the dome does not seem to be moving or making any noise, then there is a power issue. Check your fuses or return to the fleet for help.
  8. Select CONTINUE to verify the setup.
  9. Once you have verified the setup, download the program guide. When the status bar reaches 100%, select CONTINUE.
WARNING: Before driving you must always power down the EpicVue dome. Failure to power down the dome while in motion will result in damage to the dome. Non-drivers can watch pre-recorded programming from the DVR on the DIRECTV receiver while the tractor is in motion. When not in use, it is best to unplug the receiver. This will prevent damage to the DVR hard drive. DRIVERS SHOULD NEVER WATCH TV WHILE DRIVING.