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CES Day 2: LG GA7900 55″ Google TV

January 9th, 2013

At CES LG has revealed seven new HDTVs with Google TV capabilities. The top of the line that was unveiled was the GA7900, with a razor thin display and dual-core CPUs. The price hasn’t been officially decided yet, but it is likely to be in the range of LG’s existing Google TV models, $1,500 to $1,600.

The device is operated with a Bluetooth remote that reveals a keyboard on the back. As well as the impressive search functionality that Google TV has to offer, the GA7900 also allows for voice search.

As well as LG’s impressive Google TV lineup, Vizio and Sony, Google TV alumni, are also set to unveil more Google TV devices in 2013. Newcomers Asus, Hisense and TCL are also set to introduce similar devices. It’s certainly going to be a big year for Google TV. DISH Network has excellent integration with Google TV services.

There are two more days of CES, and we’re continuing to follow all of the exciting news coming out of Las Vegas!

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DISH Beats DirecTV and Cable

October 5th, 2012

DISH beats DirecTV in Customer Satisfaction, Value, and Loyalty. While DirecTV raised their rates by an average of 4.9% in 2012, DISH Prices stayed the same. DISH offers the lowest all-digital package prices nationwide. DirecTV charges an average of $20 more per month for comparable basic digital packages.

Our award-winning technology gives you the most intuitive way to get entertainment. Watch LIVE TV programming on your tablet, Smartphone or computer at no extra monthly cost with TV Everywhereâ„¢ brand technology from DISH. Restrictions apply.

DISH is one of the only entertainment providers with 24/7 live customer service. You can even call us at 3AM to change your programming. DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS can’t say that. And just to be official about it: according to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), DISH beats DirecTV and the nation’s largest cable providers in Customer Satisfaction, Value and Customer Loyalty.

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DISH versus DirecTV: Why Would You Ever Pay More?

September 3rd, 2012

There are plenty of reasons to switch from DirecTV to DISH. The best technology, like the whole-home HD DVR the Hopper and its Primetime Anytime and AutoHop features. The best value, like that fact that DISH offers 5 packages with everyday prices under $60. DIRECTV? Only One. Also, the average DIRECTV customer spends 20% more than the average DISH customer.

If cutting-edge technology and great savings aren’t enough, how do you feel about customer service? According to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey DISH Network was the highest rated satellite service in customer service. DirecTV meanwhile is struggling to maintain a C- rating from the Better Business Bureau. And they don’t even offer 24/7 tech support. Unlike DISH Network, which is there for you 24/7/365 for tech and customer support, on the phone or online. DISH cares about customers, and we did not raise our rates this year. DirecTV raised theirs by 4.9%.

It’s a clear choice. DISH offers the best technology, the best value and great customer service. Why would you ever pay more for less service?

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Watch More with Google TV and Dish Network

April 20th, 2012

What could be better than watching TV with your favorite Dish Network programming? Combining it with Google TV for the ultimate experience.

What You Need

You can enjoy the latest technology on your current television. All you need is the Logitech Revue, a box designed to connect to your receiver. There is no need to buy additional equipment to get the Google TV experience. It allows you to surf the web, download apps, and make a video call. Imagine seeing your loved ones on a big screen while you visit.

Other options include the Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player and Sony internet TVs. You choose the one that works best for you and how much money you want to spend. With these two options, you will not need an additional box.


With Google TV, you can browse the internet while watching programs on your TV. If you’re watching a cooking show, you can look up the recipe at the same time. The picture in picture feature allows you to view two screens at the same time. Keep up on all of the scores while watching your favorite game. Even check your email or Facebook status and play games while watching a movie or reality show.

You can read articles or book a hotel online through your television. Watch videos on a bigger screen or check out Facebook photos of your friends.

Download Apps

Improve your TV experience even more by downloading apps like Pandora to play radio music on your surround sound. Classy Fireplace app lets you turn your screen into a fireplace when you’re not watching. Add some ambience to the room instead of watching a black screen.

You can schedule recordings easily and quickly so you don’t miss a single episode of your favorite show. With the BuddyTV app, you can find a show in less than a minute. Don’t waste time browsing over countless channels and not finding anything to watch. With this app, you’ll be watching in no time.

Google TV with Dish Network provides a unique television viewing experience. You’ll never go back to the old way of watching again. Internet and television: the perfect combination.

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DISH Network Technology and Programming

April 4th, 2012

DISH Network is quickly becoming the go-to satellite television provider for high quality service and entertainment. DISH has a long history of technological innovation, and that tradition continues today. With award-winning customer service, a wide range of programming options and the industry’s best technology, there’s little wonder why DISH has quickly become a hit with its customers.

Innovative Technology

From the first built-in DVR receivers to the first full 1080p high-definition programming, DISH Network has always been ahead of the curve. With additions such as the Hopper, Sling Adapter and other powerful, easy to use hardware, DISH customers still enjoy cutting-edge technology not available anywhere else.

  • The Hopper
    The newest addition to DISH Network’s line of hardware, the Hopper is the most advanced DVR available. Featuring a massive, industry-best two terabyte hard drive capable of storing more than 250 hours of full high-definition programming, the Hopper makes whole-home DVR functionality simpler than ever. Record up to six HD channels at once, watch different channels on each television, and access any recorded program on any TV in the home. Using DVR technology throughout your home has never been easier.
  • Sling Adapter
    Sometimes a television simply isn’t enough. In addition to full DVR functionality on any television in the home, DISH Network’s Sling Adapter enables you to effortlessly watch live or recorded television on your PC, laptop or mobile device. A Sling Adapter also makes it easy to schedule recordings, browse the program guide and even control receivers with a mobile device. Even better, as with all of DISH Network’s hardware, it’s simple to set up and use.

Programming Options

With 10 different programming packages, DISH Network provides options for virtually everyone. Programming choices range from 40 to more than 315 channels, with many including free HD for life, free installation and many additional offers. DISH Network also provides packages featuring sports, family friendly programming and other specialties. Additionally, DISH features premium packages including HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME and Cinemax.

Customer Service

In addition to advanced technology and exceptional programming, DISH Network has earned a well-deserved reputation for great customer service. A 24/7 customer support center, highly trained “Dr. DISH” support agents and online chat agents means customers will always receive the best support every time. In fact, DISH Network consistently leads the way in customer satisfaction rankings.

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SRS TruVolume Leveling

December 30th, 2011

Whether it’s blaring commercials and low vocal audio or the sudden change in volume when changing channels, volume fluctuations can make TV viewing an unpleasant experience. A recent MarketToolsâ„¢ third party survey found that 90% of North American TV viewers noticed volume fluctuations, and 89% of them said they found the fluctuations annoying.

With SRS TruVolume volume leveling from SRS Labs -the industry leader in surround sound, audio and voice technologies – now available on DISH Network receivers you don’t have to worry about sudden changes in volume during a commercial break or an extremely loud explosion followed by impossible to hear dialogue!

As SRS Labs explains, “SRS TruVolume is a powerful solution that utilizes advanced, patent pending technology proprietary to SRS Labs to provide listeners with a consistently comfortable volume level, thus enabling a more enjoyable entertainment experience.” No more turning the volume up and down with each commercial, show or channel change. Simply set the volume to your preffered listening level, sit back and relax!

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December 26th, 2011

DISH Network’s ViP722 HD DVR is the highest rated DVR by!

CNET describes the 722/622 models as “… the most fully featured and versatile high-def DVRs you can buy today.”

The DISH Network VIP HD DVR is not only rated higher than the DirecTV HR20 by CNET editors, but also by users! The DirecTV HR20 has an average rating of two stars out of 353 reviews on 137 of those reviews give DirecTV’s DVR a rating of 1 star or below.

Call 866-912-4774 today to join DISH Network and get the best technology in satellite!

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DISH Network Online Tech Support

November 4th, 2011

With technology there will always be a need for technical support. When your DVR stops recording or your TV goes fuzzy it can be frustrating, and waiting on hold to talk to someone can just compound that.

With DISH Network’s Online Tech Support Section you can information about your receiver, such as Menu Options and How to DVR. Even view Troubleshooting Steps, the same steps used by DISH Network tech support!

Check out DISH Network’s Online Tech Support Section next time you run in to technical problem and see how convenient it is!

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September 16th, 2011

It’s football season and there’s no shortage of exciting games to watch every Sunday! Why limit yourself to just one game or to flipping around to different game and hoping you don’t miss something exciting?

With Picture-in-Picture it’s easy to watch two games at the same time! Switching between the two windows is as easy as pressing the SWAP button on your remote, you’ll never miss another game changing play!

To activate Picture-in-Picture your DISH Network duo receiver needs to be in Single Mode. You can active Single Mode by pressing the Mode button on the front of your receiver, usually located behind the door.

Once your duo receiver is in Single Mode you can easily activate Picture-in-Picture by pressing the PIP in button.

The PIP buttons include (from left to right): Swap, PIP, Position.

Swap: This swaps the active and inactive channels, the channel that is active is the one that plays sound.

PIP: This activates and deactivates Picture-in-Picture as well as toggles through the different window sizes.

Position: This changes the position of the inactive window.

Call 866-912-4774 today to start enjoying Picture-in-Picture as well as the rest of DISH Network’s industry leading technology!

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Parental Locks

September 9th, 2011

Do you worry about your children stumbling on something on TV they shouldn’t see? DISH Network makes keeping adult content away easy with parental controls!

You can access the Locks menu from your DISH Network main menu.

At this menu you can:

Set Ratings Locks

Shows and movies can be blocked according to Motion Picture Association of America and TV Guideline Monitoring board ratings or based on expanded ratings such as language, nudity, sexual content, and violence.

Set Channel Locks

Channel locks can be used to prevent access to particular channels.

Set the Front Panel Lock

This option disables the buttons on the front of your receiver. Helpful if you have small hands that like to play with buttons and lights. You would have to rely fully on your remote if you select this option, so make sure to keep it in a safe place.

Change Password

If you have already set up a password you can use this option to change it.

Set PPV Lock

Pay Per View and Video on Demand content can be blocked to prevent unwanted or accidental ordering. Note in this image above that this option currently states “Unlock PPV”, that means that PPV is currently locked. All of the locks will display this way if they are currently locked. So if you have already set up the Front Panel Lock, it will show as “Unlock Front Panel”.

Hide Adult

This will remove all adult channels from your program guide.

Hide/Show Locked

You can use this option to either hide or show channels you’ve locked. If you hide them, the channels you’ve locked or that fall outside of the parental guidelines you’ve set will not show up in your program guide. If you show them they will be visible, but will still prompt for your password when you access them.

Lock System

Option number three is the most important on this menu, as you must lock your system when you are done setting up your locks for them to take effect. If you make changes on the Locks menu but do not lock your system the changes will not be saved.

Remember, parental locks must be set up on every TV, even if you have a dual receiver for two TVs. The two different tuners in a dual receiver can have separate parental locks set up on each. This allows for you to customize the viewing experiences in your home. For instance, you can place a parental lock on the living room TV to prevent young eyes from accessing HBO, but you won’t have to worry about entering a password every time you want to watch True Blood on the television in your bedroom.

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