Dish Network Systems Receiver Information


The receiver is the device that decodes the satellite signal and passes it to the user’s television. All Dish Network receivers are manufactured by the Dish Network Brand. All Dish network receivers supply the same basic purpose of providing viewers with the service of watching satellite TV programming from Dish Network. All Dish Network receivers include remote controls and are equipped to connect to a home theater system. There are many choices among receivers, many of which contain a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for recording programming.


DISH Network offers many-featured satellite TV receivers for standard-definition programming. These receivers support transmission on one or two televisions. Some features include on-screen Electronic Program Guide (EPG) which provides access to program listings and information for up to 2 days. Parental control locks, themes lists, favorites lists and search features. DishHOME Interactive TV includes access to news, sports, weather, games, customer service and optional On-Screen Caller ID.


Different Types of DISH Receivers:


The DishDVR is a combination of a cable TV box, VCR, and DVD player. This feature makes it possible to record on up to two televisions at once on the same or different channels or view a program on one television and record a different program on another. Some DVRs have the capacity to store 100 hours of programming. The DishDVR records directly to a hard drive, eliminating the need to insert a DVD or video tape to replay a movie or a TV show. The DISHDVR also includes pause and rewind buttons to adjust programming as you view it. It also includes a skip button on the remote control that allows the viewer to skip ahead 30 seconds or back 10 seconds.


MPEG4: Dish Network is moving toward the next generation of Satellite Television with their new line of MPEG4 Compatible Satellite Receivers. MPEG4 provides improved signal management and will have a major effect on signal piracy.


HDTV: High Definition Television is a digital television format, which combines high-resolution video and theater like sound to create a movie theater quality TV viewing experience. You must have a HDTV television and an oval dish to receive HDTV programming from DirecTV


DVR or PVR: Personal Video Recorder or more commonly called now a DVR, digital video recorder has a computer style 80 hard drive for digitally recording satellite television programs. Most Dish Network receivers can record up to 100 hours of television programming.


Dual Tuner DVR: A dual tuner DVR allows you to record one channel while at the same time recording a different channel. You can also record two shows at the same time.


Dual Tuners for Two TV’s: Dish Network has incorporated the function of two receives into one box. The Dish Network 322, Vip422, DVR 522, DVR 942, DVR 625, DVR HDTV 622 receivers are designed to provide independent viewing on two televisions from one box.


UHF remote: An UHF or radio remote control will operate a receiver from another room. The standard IR (Infra Red) remote found on all televisions and VCRS must be pointed at the unit to work.


UHF remotes do not require line of sight to operate. They can control a satellite system from another room or in the same room if the user wishes to locate the satellite receiver out of site.

Some receivers have this function built in and others use an external box to receive the UHF signals and then pass the signals through a small cable that plugs into the back of the receiver. For Dish Network satellite receivers that do not come a UHF remote you can purchase a UHF upgrade remote kit.


Name Based Recording: NBR allows the user to select a show to be recording and not a Channel /Time scenario. This allows the DVR to adjust the recording date and time of a television show, when the show moves to another day and(or) time. NBR is controlled by the on-screen programming guide. If the guide is updated, so is the DVR recording profile. NBR can be found on the 625 and 622 models.


DISH Comm™ allows for all receivers with DISH Comm™ to share a phone line by communicating through the phone lines. As long as one DISH Comm™ receiver is connected to a phone jack, all other DISH Comm™ compatible receivers can pass on PPV information and communicate with Dish Network for programming changes and updates.

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