I ordered DirecTV yesterday by telephone. I told the CSR that I was pretty sure I would need a pole mount because of line of sight restrictions caused by trees; if my informal analysis is correct, there is no way to attach a dish to the house and have the proper line of sight to the satellites. There is one place in the yard that I think would work. I used proper magnetic compass readings and elevations to make this informal determination. So I explained to the CSR that I would probably need a pole mount, and I asked her to make note of that so that the installation tech would know to bring a pole. She told me that DirecTV calls a "pole mount" a "tripod mount". 1) So, does "DirecTV tripod mount" = "DirecTV pole mount"? 2) If they are not the same, which is best for mounting the dish in a yard? 3) If I need a pole mount, should I call back to again specify that, or just wait for the tech to arrive for the install?