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Home Networking with a Dish Receiver

Home Networking with a Dish Receiver


From the frustration pages of home networking, this blog comes just in time to save your sanity!

Internet going down?  Having to restart or reset your router only to find that your super special Dish Receiver is not working properly?  Fear not there is a simple solution that may help.

In this scenario, the Dish service is working properly but the router/modem for your internet provider is having issues.  Before you start calling tech support, ready to blast some poor call center rep, try this method:

  1. Unplug all devices connected to your internet provider’s modem (the little guy plugged directly to the cable coming out of your wall)
  2. Turn off the power and wait a few seconds
  3. Plug the power back into the modem
  4. Wait for the little blinking signs of life (no blinking lights or just solid lights is not a good sign and you may need to call to check if there is an outage)
  5. Once the modem has restarted take the Ethernet cable from the Dish Receiver that you unplugged with everything else and plug it into the first port
  6. Turn on the Dish Receiver and the device will connect as long as your broadband connection is working
  7. Lastly, reconnect your other computers and devices (in any order) and you should be back up and running
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SatelliteTVs never charges setup fees!

SatelliteTVs never charges setup fees!


Many Dish Retailers out there just want to make a quick buck.  These retailers will make the service appear cheaper and then charge you up to $49.99 for the privilege of setting up your Dish Network service with them.

Just look at this shady retailer horror story from my3cents.com:

They took $49.99 Of my card and I never seen the $1.00 That they took out when they did the credit check. I told them not to take money out for service because I was just calling to see if it was cheaper then Comcast.

She told me no ms we will not do that until you call us back to set up service, I did not go threw with it because they did not offer internet in my area and it was dial up not high speed. They never called me in to weeks to see if I wanted to set a date and time to get service hooked up but they took the money with no problem after they said they will not take until I call back. Now they saying it will take 3-5 days to get back on my card and when I called the lady was real nasty and loud to me I asked to talk to her boss she put me on hold for 10-15 min then picked the phone up and then it was hung up.

Via http://www.my3cents.com/showReview.cgi?id=102065

Unfortunately, SatelliteTVs receives calls from people experiencing this same thing all the time!  It is really sad that these disreputable scammers will take advantage of potential Dish Network customers but it happens all the time.

What these creeps know is that honest hardworking people will rarely complain to the point of them actually getting in trouble.  Often times you won’t realize you didn’t get their retailer name until AFTER you’ve been screwed.

Call SatelliteTVs - Your Dish Network Authorized Retailer; know who we are and what we do:  good business the old fashioned way, honestly.

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What it is and why you want it: AutoPay

What it is and why you want it: AutoPay


Stop all those letters and mail you never read from filling your mailbox!  Save time and add some convenience to your life while sparing the environment.

Go GREEN and set up AutoPay Paperless Billing and your bill will be automatically charged directly to your bank account, credit card, or debit card. 

No more late fees and no more unexpected cancellations just because you are out living your life.

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National & Regional Blackouts - How these work

National & Regional Blackouts - How these work


Most of us enjoy Dish Network from SatelliteTVs for the great sports line ups and channels.  Before you buy, make sure you know how the blackouts work to avoid frustration and headaches!

National Blackouts

These occur when a local channel, or Regional Sports Network (RSNET), purchases the rights to the event in the designated geographical location or ZIP code (DMA). In these cases, the event will not be available to any channel that is outside of that region.

Games are occasionally blacked out on national sports coverage channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, TNT, etc.

Regional Market Blackouts

These occur when a national channel such as ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, TNT, etc., purchases the rights to the event. In these cases, the event will not be available to any regional channel within that team’s territory unless a regional channel purchases the rights to the event.

Each sports league determines team territories differently. For example, an NBA team and an MLB team from the same market may have drastically different local blackout areas. Blackouts on RSNETs are not based on arena sell-outs.

Still have questions?  Give us a call and we’ll help you the rest of the way!  ;)

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How is Dish better than DirecTV?

How is Dish better than DirecTV?


Based on what we’ve heard from customers switching to Dish here is what they are saying most:

  • DIRECTV received a “D+” rating from the Better Business Bureau; rude + expensive = crap
  • DIRECTV customers spent an average of 18% more per month than DISH Network customers in 2010; that’s gotta hurt!!
  • Only one receiver can access DIRECTV’s Whole-Home DVR at a time—this means you can only watch recordings from one TV at a time; not in my house if you want to live!
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What is GoogleTV?

What is GoogleTV?


Your Android phone or iPhone can be used to control your Google TV in place of a remote control. Use your voice to search, and even use multiple phones to control the same TV. No more fighting over the remote!
The Best of TV Meets the Best of the Web™

Your favorite web content is joining your favorite TV programming right where it belongs - on your big screen!

  • Enjoy Youtube™ and other web videos - all on your TV.
  • Search for a movie and find it, whether it’s on TV, the Web, or On Demand.
  • Watch a cooking show and look up recipes on your big screen.
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Video on Demand: July 2011

Video on Demand: July 2011


This Month’s New VOD Movies
  • Rango
  • Limitless
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Source Code
  • Insidious
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • Arthur
  • Take Me Home Tonight
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Another Year
  • The Perfect Game
  • The Music Never Stopped
  • Good Neighbors

Tune in to channel 501 to order today!

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DishLATINO MAX

DishLATINO MAX


1-800-554-9738 para Espanol!

DishLATINO Max es un paquete con todas las bondades de nuestros paquetes DishLATINO, DishLATINO Dos… y más. Con más de 255 canales en inglés y español, DishLATINO MAX es un paquete con gran personalidad y un excelente precio, sólo $57.99 al mes incluyendo los canales locales (donde estén disponibles*).

Un paquete completísimo para los amantes de la acción, los deportes**, las noticias, el entretenimiento y la diversión.


* Haz clic aquí para ver disponibilidad. Precio no incluye impuestos.
** La disponibilidad de las Cadenas Deportivas Regionales esta basada en su ubicación geográfica y es determinada por su código postal. (Puede haber más de una Cadena Deportiva Regional en su área.) Haz clic aquí para determinar cuales Cadenas Deportivas Regionales están disponible.

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Avoiding Appointment Fees

Avoiding Appointment Fees


The best way to avoid these Hassle Fees from Dish Network is to get your service set up the right way the first time.

Don’t think you want DVR.. yet?  Guess again - it will cost you more after the sale!

Don’t want other fees but don’t know what they are?

  • Tech Visit $95 
  • Tech Visit with Service Plan $15
  • Custom Work $50
  • Plus Dish Upgrade $100
  • Movers $100
  • Movers Wildlblue$100

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Dude, Where’s my Signal?

Dude, Where’s my Signal?


Caused by poor weather, damaged cable, misaligned dish, malfunctioning equipment, or major changes in the home such as new roof, new carpeting, etc.

  1. Check for Obstruction to Dish
  2. Check for anything obstructing the signal to your satellite dish such as tree branches, severe rain, or snow build-up. If it is safe to do so, remove the obstruction or wait for it to pass.

  3. Reset Receiver
  4. If the issue is only on ONE receiver, unplug the DISH receiver for 10 seconds and plug back in.

    Please note: It may take up to 5 minutes for the reset process to be completed.

  5. Check Receiver-to-Wall Configuration
  6. If issue is only on ONE receiver, check that the wiring between your DISH receiver and your wall outlet is configured properly using dish.com/wiring.

  7. Secure Receiver-to-Wall Connections
  8. If you are experiencing the issue on only ONE receiver, check that the connections between your DISH receiver, the wall, and any devices in between are hand tight.

Case in point… DON’T Touch the Dish once installed!!

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Lost your Show? DVR Heartache Avoidance!

Lost your Show? DVR Heartache Avoidance!


A DVR recording is usually deleted by a user, but the hard drive is also automatically managed based on available storage space and copy protection standards.

Prevent Users From Deleting Recordings

Set locks on the DVR to prevent recorded events from being deleted.

To protect a recording, select Protect on the information screen for that recording.

Not Enough Storage Space

If your DVR runs out of storage space, existing recordings will be deleted to make room for new recordings. Only recordings that are not protected are deleted.

To protect a recording, select Protect on the information screen for that recording.

Deleted By Copy Protection

Copy Protection rules allow only one copy of a recording to exist. If you have moved a recording to another storage device, such as an external hard drive, the original recording will be deleted from your DVR.

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