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DishNetwork dish receivers

Satellite mini-dish - or simply "dish" - is a popular name for a small round or oval receiving antenna used to collect signals emitted by TV satellites (satellite dish is considered "small" if bellow 40" in diameter). Depending on purpose, dish receiver vary somewhat in size, as well as in the number and arrangement of LNB (low-noise block down-converter) units, which process and intensify received signals. Each LNB is oriented toward particular satellite, so that a dish with more LNBs means more satellite coverage - and more programming.

Current main line of satellite dish receivers offered by Dish Network consists from four models: Dish 300, Dish 500, Dish 1000 and Super Dish.

    
Dish 300 is a single LNBF (low-noise block converter integrated with the feedhorn) 18" dish with single output. It can be directed to either 61.5 or 148 satellite, emitting high-definition (HD) channels, including HBO, Showtime, CBS, Pay-Per-View (PPV) and some local channels.

Similar to DirecTV's Phase I dish, Dish 300 is at present mainly intended as an addition for reception of extra channels coming with the top programming packages.

Dish 500 is slightly larger at 21"x23", with two dual output LNBF units for up to four single-tuner, or two double-tuner receivers connected (older version had two single LNBFs). It covers both, 110 and 119 orbital locations, for Dish Network's core DBS programming (America's Top 60 and Top 120 from the 119 satellite, and the rest of channels for the Top 180 package, plus some local channels from the 110).

Dish 1000, 23"x19" in size, also comes with dual output, but has three LNBFs (one dual and one single), which enables it to use 129 satellite, in addition to 110 and 119, for more high-definition channels (some 20+ HD VOOM channels).

Dish Network's Super Dish 105 and 121, a large 36"x20" oval, also features triple LNBF, for 110, 119 and either 105 or 121 FSS spectrum satellite. Since the FSS emission is of lower power than the regular DBS spectrum, it takes larger dish area for efficient signal reception. The two FSS satellites emit local and international channels.

There are other dish brands that can be bought and used for the reception of Dish Network programming. If buying your own, keep in mind that dish and receiver need to be compatible. Figure out the entire system, including connectors, wiring and TV sets before, to make sure it will all work well together.

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