Getting Started With DISH Network Satellite Television
At Internetlion.com, your authorized DISH Network® retailer, you can do everything you need to do to become a DISH Network satellite television subscriber and (we hope) lifelong fan of the service.
Since March of 1996, DISH Network has been furnishing the eager television viewing audience with direct broadcast satellite service and now brings its 100% digital channels to more than 13 million subscribers. The DISH Network satellite setup wields a considerable fleet of satellites, including 2 of the newest, EchoStar XI and Ciel-2, both launched in 2008. DISH Network satellite location and high capacity are the key factors in the company’s ability to achieve their lofty goals. They aim to reach across the sky be able to provide more than 500 channels, and bring as many of those to you in HD satellite TV, all while requiring you to have only one dish (and not two, as was previously necessary for receiving HD channels).
As you read this DISH Network satellite installation section, you will find DISH Network installer tips and learn that the DISH Network satellite location is just as critical in your home, apartment or place of business where you want to receive your signal as it is in its orbital location.
DISH Network Satellite Dish Installation and Quick Tips
When people choose between cable and satellite programming, one of the “deal-makers” for a DISH Network retailer like Internetlion.com is that, not only does the retailer present a way to offer all the necessary satellite TV equipment they need for free, it also offers free standard professional DISH Network satellite installation. Often, knowing that an authorized DISH Network installer will handle the technical aspects of getting started with satellite television is enough to seal the deal. Customers can feel confident that their stunning digital picture and ultra clear sound will be up and running swiftly–because their part in the matter will likely be limited to answering the door.
Tip#1 - Read through the equipment list and once you differentiate between the capabilities of each receiver, determine which features mean the most to you as you make an assessment about how you want to enjoy your entertainment. Do you have your heart set on HD programming? Do you love the idea of being able to view and record? Asking yourself these questions will help you find your match.
Tip#2 - Find the many DISH Network coupons, also called promotional codes, featured on Internetlion.com. These “promo” codes unlock the best deals for you, which usually include giving you free satellite dish TV equipment and, depending on the channel package you select, even free installation. DISH Network receiver and satellite dish installation might not be a challenge you feel like taking on. Take advantage of these terrific offers.
Tip#3 - Once the day for your scheduled DISH Network receiver and satellite dish installation arrives, be prepared. There must be someone who is at least 18 years old at the location. Customers who do not own the property on which the satellite will be installed are required to have the permission of their landlord as expressed on a form, which should be handed to the DISH Network installer.
Tip#4 - Chances are you are not a professional DISH Network installer, but if you do decide to do it yourself, know that you can do it without too much trouble. Internetlion.com provides good advice on how to install your satellite dish. Remember to strongly consider the location of your DISH Network Satellite as obstructions will consistently interfere with your signal. When planning your DISH Network receiver and satellite dish installation, make sure to choose locations you can get to comfortably as it will likely be necessary to make adjustments here and there or, in the case of the dish, to remove things that may have blown onto it during inclement weather.
Your DISH Network Satellite Set Up
Once your DISH Network receiver and satellite dish installation is complete you can focus on setting your equipment up to perform for you. So that you can enjoy all the possibilities of the DISH Network system you selected, connect your DISH Network receiver to a landline or to broadband internet. This set up step will allow you the ease and convenience of ordering pay-per-view shows from your remote, which is, after all, a unique selling point of those receiver models.
Set parental locks on your receiver to regulate what your household is viewing. DISH Network empowers you to set locks that are governed by the ratings given by the Motion Picture Association of America and also offers the capability of locking particular channels. Peace of mind is only a password away.
To feel protected, consider ordering the Dish Home Protection Plan. Get comfortable with your DISH Network system knowing that you will have access to Priority Technical Support every minute of every day. Should your equipment fail and not respond to typical troubleshooting or the plan’s included in home service repair––where they will also address cable and surge situation––the Dish Home Protection Plan secures its full and prioritized replacement, plus the shipping will be free of charge. In addition, if you move, DISH Network will go wherever you’ve gone and re-install your receivers without charge.
There are a number of ways you can personalize your DISH Network system to suit your entertainment needs and your preferred style of operation. Whether it be small things like setting up your picture, choosing languages, etc. to the biggest of choices like selecting the right channel package for you and your family and friends, DISH Network will be there to advise you with solid, reliable customer service. You should have sky-high expectations for your entertainment provider and, in choosing DISH Network satellite television, you have taken to the skies to meet them.
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: 10/23/2009.