Dish Network, International Programming

By: Julia Hall

Dish Network regularly offers promotions to consumers in an effort to expand their subscriber base. This is an excellent way for the average person to become among the millions of satisfied Dish Network digital satellite television service subscribers. Dish Network, with their Current offers, do practically everything for you except pay your monthly bill. Offers include free equipment, free installation, and CHOICE of programming services, receivers, and digital video recorders. Several models are available for your personal consideration and choice, and we are providing a detailed description of one - DISH Pro DVR 510 - to illustrate the fantastic capabilities and benefits of having and enjoying Dish Network digital satellite television programming in your home.
DISH Pro DVR 510 has many features including technologically enhanced event timers, a remote, UHF/Infrared, functions from other areas, parental control using v-chip with different passwords for adult and pay-per-view programming, optical output for sound - Dolby, 5.1, Digital. You can easily browse channels and order pay-per-view using your remote. All software is upgraded by satellite, with enhancements being added automatically. Dish Network's advanced technology in digital satellite services provides interactive services with on screen EPG to allow you ease in selection of gaming, weather, and traffic programming. Your On screen guide also has 2 display options - full screen or PIP - so you can view channel listings containing current information. The Flash memory feature assures that programming descriptions are immediate as info is downloaded from Dish Network's satellites every 4 hours and transmitted to your Flash memory. You can advance the programming guide by hours or days - depending on what you are locating, and the event timers let you program your receiver to record any programming on your hard disk or other media.

Dish Network has made recording programming so easy that it will be convenient to record and save special programming indefinitely. The Info button lets you see programming information quickly, providing you with a summary of the program as well as starting and ending times. This information is transposed so you can watch your program while you are viewing this info. Themes and Favorites lists let you program your favorites in list format easily for later viewing. The Browse Banner feature lets you see, while you are watching a program, what is now showing and what is coming next. Then you can click Info and get a summary of the program content. Recall lets you toggle back and forth between channels. With the 50 channels of Sirius digital music, you can make your selection from among 30 different genres and while you are listening to the song, the name of the song and recording artist, with album name, is being displayed on your screen. Options are also available for Closed Caption support letting the viewer read dialogue at the bottom of the television screen. Dish Network offers excellent and expanded international programming, and you may want to view programs in various languages if supported by the programs being broadcasted. To make it easy to adjust your dish for better viewing, Dish Network provides a Dish-Aiming screen. By entering your zip, signal strength is shown with an indicator to realign your dish. Whether you be a home body, an active person, or weather blocks satellite signals, you can see and enjoy your favorites any where and at any time. The Video To Go option lets you enjoy those programs you have already recorded regardless of situation. As with all things, your prized satellite receiver may need to be reset or rebooted should an equipment problem arise. Resetting it is easily done by holding the power button for a few seconds and then programming resumes. Another plus for Dish Network technology is that you can enter keywords to locate a movie or other program, and your DVR will locate and show it or locate, record, and store it for later viewing. We know how annoying it is to be interrupted by a phone call while watching your favorite game or movie, and Dish Network offers Caller ID, provided you have it with your phone company. When the phone rings, provided the caller does not have ID blocked, you will see, at the bottom of your screen, the name and number of the caller. Then, depending on where you are in your game or movie, you can decide on whether to answer. Another annoyance to movie and game fans is commercials. Dish Network offers yet another neat feature to handle this problem. Skip Ahead lets you advance ahead in 30 second increments making your game and movie watching much more pleasurable. Is there anything else? I can't think of anything more Dish Network could do to provide any better entertainment options.

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