TV receiver looks pretty much as a common DVD 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.
Just a decade a go, the line up was still relatively
In the course of
years, Dish Network went through quite a few receiver models. The main line featured 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 was 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
was capable of digital recording. It took Dish Player-DVR 625 which
featured 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 offered up to 100 hours of standard definition digital recording. Also,
it included 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
had a single HD/standard digital tuner. An integrated off-air
tuner allowed for viewing of local digital and HD broadcasts (requires separate off-air
antenna). However, it was not DVR capable.
Dish Network's top-of-the-line
receiver was ViP622 DVR with two satellite tuners and added
features. It is an HD/DVR receiver, utilizing
technology for more versatile and efficient handling of both, standard
and high-definition programming.
Nowadays, there is a great variety of DishNetwork receivers
offered to its customers.
those happy days with no cable
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small dish antennas for efficient signal reception and utilization.
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provider in the US. Together with
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commercial DBS broadcasting in 1996, after its first TV
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