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Dish is a cable service provider that provides satellite TV to more than 14 million customers in the US.  It offers the best value and leads the pay TV industry with its state of the art technology and equipment. With its superior technology, you can watch Live TV on DVR from anywhere. You can transform your computer, smartphone or tablet into a TV and enjoy movies, shows, sports and news from anywhere.

Dish was started in the 1980 by three people – Charlie Ergen, Jim DeFranco  and Candy Ergen. Overcoming setbacks and building a company that features in the list of Fortune 200 companies, Dish has come a long way. In 1995, Ergen launched the company’s first satellite and it made its first broadcast a few months later from uplink center in Cheyenne, Wyo, with the help of combination of small dish antennas and advanced technology, all of which was built by Dish itself.

Today Dish offers a wide range of services and is widely considered as the technology leader in the industry.

Services offered:

Dish’s best service include – the award winning Hopper with Sling, a Whole Home HD DVR, which enables you watch live as well as recorded TV from tablets, smartphones or computers; and Tailgater, which a portable, lightweight satellite dish, which is used while camping, tailgating or watching TV while you are outdoors.

Cable Services:

The Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR delivers some unique features to enrich your experience in watching TV.

Some of the features are:

  • With the PrimeTime Anytime feature, you can instantly skip commercials in primetime TV.
  • With advanced equipment, you can connect up to 4 HD TVs using a single Hopper.
  • Full HD TV with the ability to pause or rewind live TV.
  • Recordings could be shared among any HD TVs at home.
  • During primetime, you can record up to 6 live channels.
  • Local storage available is around 2 TB which allows to store up to 2000 hours of recordings.
  • You can watch hundreds of On Demand titles without any internet connection required.
  • You also get a remote control locater.

DVRs allow you watch your favorite shows or movies on your mobile at your convenience. So this means that your busy life will not let you miss your favorite shows. The receiver supports 2 independent viewing TVs or you can also watch 2 shows on the same screen. It has storage of 1 TB and also Dish on Demand where you can pick from thousands of movie titles or shows.

Internet and Phone Services:

DishNET internet service when bundled with Dish TV service gives you a monthly saving as well as very good internet speeds. You can get up to 10 mbps speeds and the convenience of a single bill.

The company offers a 24/7 customer support service so that help is there for you whenever you have any issues or problem with the service.

Dish has a number of home phone options to serve your home phone needs including Caller ID, call waiting and 3-way calling.

Dish Anywhere App:

DishAnywhere.com and DishAnywhere app allow you to enjoy TV from anywhere for free. As a Dish customer you have instant access to movies and TV shows from over 150 top networks at no extra cost.

Dish Smart Home Services:

Dish offers home services that include complete installation of the Dish TV. It has qualified technicians who can either wall mount the TV or do a tabletop setup. You can optimize your TV with a surround sound system for which complete installation will be done by Dish.

It also offers in-house wireless network setup along with configuration and network security software to protect your computer. All your internet ready devices will be connected to the network including gaming systems

Any specific accessories that you need are provided by them during setup and once setup is done the technicians educate you on usage of the equipment that they have installed.

Outdoor TV:

Dish has its unique Tailgater Portable Satellite Antenna that brings you the TV service whenever and wherever you need it. You can watch TV in a park or on a camping trip or in the parking lot. It is a portable and light weight device and comes with a built in security bracket. It has a high resolution and supports HD as well as SD programming. As it is an outdoor device it is built with a weather resistant cover and hence you can enjoy your TV anywhere.

Other Features:

Some of the other features offered by Dish include online purchase of remotes (including replacement for a lost remote) and accessories and expansion of hard disk storage. If the available storage is full you can add an external hard drive which will allow you to transfer recordings from the DVR to the drive or you can store the recordings on the drive itself so that you can free up your DVR storage.

Dish has been consistently introducing new products and yet offering the best value for the same channels thus challenging the economics of pay TV. It has received a number of awards for its customer service and technology and even today leads the pay TV industry with its innovative and advanced products and services.

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