Dish TV Installation
If you are just getting ready to become one of the more than 13 million Dish Network subscribers, you may be wondering what the Dish TV installation process is like. First of all, take comfort in knowing you’ll be gaining access to an assortment of viewing options along with award-winning HD and DVR technology simply by choosing Dish Network over cable and other TV viewing options. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art equipment, 24/7 customer support, and many other appealing perks!
Make Your Dish Viewing Selections
Before you schedule your TV installation with Dish, take a moment to determine your preferences. Keep in mind that Dish does over more than just TV. For instance, you can choose a Dish TV plus Internet plus phone bundle or just Dish and phone service or Dish TV plus Internet. However, we’re just focusing on Dish’s television service at the moment.
Each TV package will give you a wide range of appealing options, which you can further narrow down based on your viewing preferences. The America’s Top 120 package, for example, will give you access to the channels that tend to be most popular with viewers. Plus, you’ll get the local channels you love. The Flex Pack will give you more than 200 channels! This is an excellent choice if you want nearly limitless viewing possibilities. Dish’s TV packages come with features and perks that include:
- Smart HD DVR
- Free voice remote
- Price guarantees
Dish also gives you access to an On Demand library with over 20,000 TV shows and movies. Dish’s Hopper whole-home HD DVR is especially useful since it gives you the ability to record, pause, or rewind live TV in any room in your home!
And if you have unique programming preferences, you’re welcome to choose packages devoted to sports, movies, and other top viewing choices and preferences. DishLATINO is also worth exploring if you want a combination of top-notch Spanish and English language programming.
Schedule Your Installation Appointment
When you are ready to start enjoying Dish TV, the next step is to schedule your installation appointment. Let the Dish representative know how many TVs will need to have equipment hooked up to them. This information will allow sufficient time to be set aside for your installation appointment. A typical installation for Dish TV involves:
- Surveying the site
- Assembling the equipment
- Setting up system components
- Grounding and testing the equipment
- Properly programming the devices that need to be set up
Also, let the installation representative know if you’ll need extra jacks. Any other unique requirements that may apply to your situation should be mentioned as well. This will make the installation process even more efficient.
A Valid Credit Card
In order to schedule an installation of Dish TV, you’ll need to have a valid credit card. Dish does, however, provide the satellite dish, receiver, and remote either free of charge or at a low cost. The installation fee may be paid during your appointment or it can be included on your first bill.
A credit card is needed for contract-related reasons – e.g., if you default on your contract, the card on file for you will be charged. But you do not have to opt for automatic credit card withdrawals when making your service payments. You may receive a bill by mail and pay by check if that’s what you prefer, or you can make your payments online.
An Unobstructed View of the Sky
Dish Network brings you viewing choices from around the world. However, service is only available in the United States. Dish satellites used to transmit signals to subscribers homes are located just below Texas over the equator.
In order to increase your odds of enjoying a clear signal from Dish’s satellites to your own satellite dish, it’s recommended that you have an unobstructed view of the sky from the location where you’ll be watching Dish Network channels. Generally, you want a view from where the satellite is placed that is:
- Away from several tall buildings
- Not in an area where there are excessive trees that could block the signal
- In a location where the satellite can be positioned to point to a clear portion of the sky
With the specific location of the satellite dish, you’ll have multiple options when it comes to the exact spot where it is placed. Typically, there are three main possibilities with satellite placement. These are:
- The roof of your home
- An external wall
- A stand that’s placed on the ground
If you live in an area that’s governed by homeowners association guidelines, it’s important to find out where satellite dishes can be located on your property. Give this information to the satellite technician so your dish can be placed in an acceptable exterior location.
In some situations, it is possible to install the satellite dish inside of an apartment if an acceptable outside location cannot be found or if a suitable exterior location cannot be safely accessed. However, you will still need to have it placed by a window so the signal can be effectively transmitted and received. However, you will need to obtain written permission from your landlord before a Dish technician does this type of installation.
Once your Dish TV installation is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy the many benefits of being a Dish subscriber. Some of these include:
- Pricing that is reasonable and always upfront and honest
- Packages and plans that are budget-pleasing
- Customer service and support that has helped earn Dish a top national ranking by J.D. Power!
- Irresistible deals and first-time customer offers – like HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime free for 3 months!
Regardless of which Dish Network TV options are right for you, you’ll receive standard Dish TV installation performed by a trained Dish professional. Contact us today to learn more about your options with Dish.
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