The DISH Satellite TV System

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DISH Satellite TV has had an outstanding 22-year track record since it’s infancy as EchoStar. Currently, DISH Network Satellite TV is the second largest Satellite TV Provider in the US. Their company has made many customer oriented advances to provide the best Digital Satellite System (DSS) service possible. Some DISH Satellite industry improvements include:

(1) They were the first company to offer a satellite dish receivers for less than $200…

(2) They were the first to develop a Ultra High Frequency (UHF) remote control…

(3) DISH Satellite was the first to offer an Integrated Receiver Descrambler (IRD) for C-band satellite TV…

(4) They were the first nationwide installation network dedicated solely to satellite TV systems…

(5) And finally DISH Satellite services were the first to offer a satellite dish receiver with built-in Digital Video Recording (DVR).

The DISH Satellite TV System

DISH Satellite is an excellent source for the finest in satellite television entertainment. With their service you’ll get state-of-the-art equipment, an extensive selection of programming at very reasonable rates and a friendly, highly professional Customer Service group, all from a single company with a long history of quality and reliability in satellite dish television.

DISH Satellite TV offers the finest picture and sound available. With their superb digital satellite signal, the picture is crisp and crystal clear. Sound is also digital with quality reproduction normally only found on CDs. Additionally, DISH Satellite TV offers the most advanced Equipment At the lowest prices. Their excellent and affordable programming gives customers more of their favorite choices for less money than cable or our competitors. In fact, most consumers will save a lot of money over cable for comparable satellite dish programming.

DISH SatelliteTV Fact Sheet

Transmission Quality:
100% Digital Signal

Provides as many as 500 channels.

Excellent range of programming. Includes many sports channels. Provides a more comprehensive range of international programming with additional foreign language programming packages. (Look below for a complete programming listing) Cities:
DISH Satellite TV has access to the following cities which DIRECTV does not: Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Honolulu and Grand Rapids.

Basic package prices range from $22.99 to $72.99. DISH Satellite TV promotions are usually the best buys. As of now, you can get installation of up to four receivers for free, including a PVR if you commit to 12 months of service.

Personal Video Recording:
Personal Video Recording (or PVR) is a great new technology where you can automaticaly record as many programs as you wish. You can even pause or rewind in the middle of live programming while you take a break. DIRECTV and DISH Satellite TV offer these technologies, however those with Dish Network don’t have to pay an additional monthly fee to access the technology. With DIRECTV, it costs extra.

Customer Service:
Both DIRECTV and DISH Satellite TV offer online access to view current and prior statements, add packages, and even make payments to your account.

They also provide online user manuals and installation guides.

Both DIRECTV and DISH Satellite TV offer 12 months of warranty from the day of activation, and a 24-hour Customer Service line. However, Dish Network’s customer service is done in-house so service has been known to be better.

DISH Satellite TV Programming

America’s Top 50 – This is an economically priced package that will satisfy every member of your family. This satellite DISH Satellite TV service includes the best in entertainment, sports, news and children’s programming.

This DISH Network TV programming service will cost you $24.99 per month and $275.00 per year.

America’s Top 100 – This is DISH Network TV’s most popular programming package. America’s Top 100 offers many of the finest news, sports, movie, children’s and family programming available. It also includes more than thirty commercial-free, CD-quality music channels and a dozen Public Interest Channels.
*FYI: If you subscribe to America’s Top 100 you will receive only one regional sports network determined by your geographical location. If your a sports nut you’ll probably want to check out DISH Network’s MultiSport Package.

This satellite DISH Satellite TV service will cost you $33.99 monthly and $374.00 per year.

America’s Top 150DISH Network Satellite TV is constantly adding new channels so currently subscribers to this satellite service will receive about 169 top channels. This service includes all the programming from DISH Network’s America’s Top 100 and America’s Top 50 as well as additional channels such as: History Channel International, Discovery Kids, FOX Movie Channel and more.
FYI: This DISH Satellite TV programming service requires a DISH 500 System.

The monthly cost for this DISH Satellite TV service is $42.99 per month or $473.00 per year.

America’s Everything Pack – This service offers the most variety in satellite DISH TV entertainment. It includes all the benefits of America’s Top 150/100/, 9 commercial-free movie channels, sports, Biography, Outdoor Life Network, Great American Country, 4 channels from Discovery and more. You’ll also receive 31 commercial fre movie channels to include: STARZ Super Pak, Showtime Unlimited Package, HBO, and CINEMAX.

This premium digital satellite DISH service package will cost you $74.99 per month.

You can also mix and match these movie services to fit your needs and pocketbook. Here’s a breakdown of movie packages costs:

Choose ALL 4 Premium Movie packages = $36.99/mo.
Pick any 3 Premium Movie packages = $29.99/mo.
Pick any 2 Showtime Unlimited/STARZ Super Pak = $20.99/mo.
HBO The Works/MultiMAX from Cinemax = $20.99/mo.
HBO The Works/Showtime Unlimited = $22.99/mo.
HBO The Works/STARZ Super Pak = $22.99/mo.

Local DISH Satellite TV Programming

With DISH Satellite TV you can add local digital quality programming in most major cities for only $5.99 per month. By law, you must qualify to receive the Broadcast Networks packages. You do not need to qualify for PBS. Do you qualify?

*Note: All Local packages have now included PBS, WB, and UPN.

Albuquerque, NM
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Birmingham, AL
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Burlington, VT
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Colorado Springs, CO
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Denver, CO
Des Moines, IA
Detroit, MI
Fresno, CA
Grand Rapids, MI
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Harrisburg, PA
Honolulu, HI
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Louisville, KY
Miami, FL
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
Omaha, NE
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Raleigh/Durham, NC
Reno, NV
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
Tucson, AZ
Tulsa, OK
Waco, TX
Washington, D.C.
West Palm Beach, FL

Additional Features: DISH Satellite TV High Speed Internet Connection

Now we’re talking! DISH Satellite TV has joined forces with EarthLink DSL to bring you an always-on DSL connection allowing you to do away with that costly second phone line. You also get Pop-Up BlockerSM, WebMail, spaminator, free webspace, and 20 free hours of dial-up access per month (in case your out of town and need to check your Email) . Download or upload large files with ease.

Here’s what you get:

Lightning FAST Speed
With EarthLink DSL you’ll be able to download files up to 50 times faster than a phone-based modem connection. If you’re like me you hate waiting for Web pages to load…not with DSL. Web pages load in a jiffy. You’ll also enjoy crystal clear dynamic audio and enhanced video making it feel as though you’re actually in the theater or at a concert. If you’re a gamer you fully understand that precious bandwidth. With DSL Online games are fast without the hiccup dial up services routinely cause. Downloading software from the Web takes a mere matter of seconds with DSL instead of minutes or hours.

It’s Always On:
The EarthLink DSL connection is on as long as your computer is on. There’s no dialing and no waiting for connections which means you’ll never suffer from another busy signal…ever!

Surf the Web and chat at the same time:
With EarthLink DSL, you can make or receive calls while you’re on the Internet. You’ll never miss another call because you were Online. Now you can get rid of that costly second phone line.

Award-winning customer support:
EarthLink’s customer support team is comprised of a highly trained, dedicated DSL group who will answer your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The customer support has earned top honors from both PC World and PC Computing magazines.

EarthLink DSL comes with an easy to follow Installation Kit so you can be up and running within days. You won’t have to take a day off from work to wait for a technician to visit your home.

If your thinking about getting DISH Satellite TV and are an avid Web user you should take a look at getting a bundled TV/Internet package from DISH Network. It’s a cost effective and convenient way to take care of all your home entertainment needs.