DISH Network HDTV Equipment
If revenge is best served cold, then DISH Network® HDTV is best served with a DISH Network HD DVR receiver. DISH Network HD satellite is the ultimate viewing experience, and you’ll know it when you see it. If you’re new to DISH Network HD TV there are several HD programming packages available at low introductory prices. But don’t say we didn’t warn you: in order to take full advantage of your High-Def experience, you should order a DISH Network HD DVR receiver.
DISH Network HD DVR Receivers - What is DVR?
DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder. What that basically means is that DVRs are today’s video recorders, but instead of using video tape, they digitally record your favorite TV shows on to a hard-drive very much like the one found in your computer. Since the signal sent to you by Dish HD satellite is a digital signal, and since DISH Network HD receivers process that digital data into the pictures that show on your TV screen, it makes sense to digitally store that data on a hard-drive. This hard-drive is the difference between ordinary DISH Network HD receivers and a Dish HD DVR receiver.
Advantages of the DISH Network HD DVR receiver
Your DISH Network HD DVR receiver is far superior to the video-tape recorder you used back in the ‘80s. Here’s why:
- No bulky tapes. You’ll never have to get up to switch tapes, and you don’t have to store bulky video-cassettes under your TV set – your DISH Network HD DVR receiver neatly sits on top of your TV set and records hours of your favorite shows and movies. You can easily delete the shows you’ve already seen and make room for new ones.
- Skip ahead through commercials. Your DISH Network HD DVR receiver comes with an exclusive 30-second skip button so you can watch your favorite DISH Network HD satellite content with no interruptions. Please note: not all DISH Network HD receivers come with the 30-second button, but all HD DVR receivers allow easy fast-forward, rewind, pause and record options, putting you – the viewer, in the driver’s seat.
- More recording space. DISH Network HD receivers come with enough storage space to accommodate a large family with many tastes and needs. However, if you find that for some reason you want more recording space – for instance, if you don’t want to delete the last 4 seasons of Battlestar Galactica, you can add more space to your DISH Network HD DVR receiver with an external hard drive.
- Watch DISH Network HD TV anytime! Your DISH Network HD DVR receiver allows you to break free from the TV guide and network schedules. You can enjoy rich DISH Network HD satellite content whenever you feel like by simply programming your DISH Network HD DVR receiver in advance and record movies, sports, news, music – anything!
Manage Your DISH Network HD DVR Receiver from Anywhere
DISH Network HD satellite service offers you control of your DISH Network HD receivers form any internet connection. You can connect your receiver to your home’s Broadband connection, and then fully manage your DISH Network HD DVR through any internet connection - your PC, laptop or mobile phone. Whether your in your house, on the road, in your office – wherever you have access to the Internet, you will also have access to your DISH Network HD TV DVR.
Other DISH Network HDTV equipment
Apart from designated DISH Network HD receivers, there is other equipment that makes DISH Network HD satellite available in your home. There is no such thing as a DISH Network HD antenna, since the satellite dish replaced the antenna’s function. DISH Network HDTV is actually a digital signal sent from a satellite orbiting space and received by your personal dish, while antennas are designed to receive analog waves. This is why a DISH Network HD antenna is either a myth or a misunderstanding. All you need in order to receive DISH Network HD TV in your home is a HD satellite dish and receiver. Check to see if you qualify for free HD satellite equipment from DISH Network.
Disclaimer: Please note that this article was written when the satellite TV provider DISH was branded as DISH Network. As of 2/1/2012 DISH Network has changed their branding name to DISH. Article post date: 07/11/2009.