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DishNetwork receivers

Satellite TV receiver looks pretty much as a common DVD or VCR player. It is this small box that determines how versatile your use of available programming can be. With advancing technology, more new features are being added to top-of-the-line receivers. They make your TV set not just a programming source, but a cool, nifty toy as well. Receivers usually come free, or deeply discounted, as a part of promotions extended to new satellite TV customers, but can also be bought through regular retail channels. Other than Dish Network receiver brands can be compatible with Dish Network systems, which broadens the options - if you are willing to spend somewhat more.

Entry-level...

In the course of years, Dish Network went through quite a few receiver models. The current main line features five models, ranging from entry-level to top-of-the line. On the basic end, it starts with Dish 311 and Dish 322 receivers. Dish 311 is a single tuner receiver, with a single TV output.

Dish 322 is a dual tuner receiver, allowing viewing on two independent TV sets (with UHF remote control for the second set). Moreover, the second tuner's “agile modulated mono output” allows multiple TV sets connected to it.

Digital video recording (DVR)...

Neither of these two receivers is capable of digital recording. It takes Dish Player-DVR 625 which features dual satellite tuner for viewing/recording two independent TVs (one TV being either HD or standard, and the other one standard definition TV). In addition to basic features, it offers up to 100 hours of standard definition digital recording. Also, it includes optional picture-in-picture (PIP) or separate programming in two TV sets modes.

High-definition (HD) and HD DVR...

Dish Network's ViP 211 receiver has a single HD/standard digital tuner. An integrated off-air tuner allows for viewing of local digital and HD broadcasts (requires separate off-air antenna). However, it is not DVR capable.

Dish Network's top-of-the-line receiver is ViP622 DVR has two satellite tuners and added features. It is an HD/DVR receiver,  utilizing MPEG-2/MPEG-4 technology for more versatile and efficient handling of both, standard and high-definition programming  ώ

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