What Is Dish?
Dish Network is a direct-broadcast satellite television company based out of El Meridian, Colordado, which provides a number of satellite television plans in the United States. Dish Network was founded under the parent company Echostar in 1997 as a consumer brand. It remained under the Echostar umbrella until 2008 when it was spun off as its own independent satellite provider.
High Definition and Ultra High Definition Television
DISH Network supports a wide variety of high definition resolutions from 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K Ultra HD. Ultra High Definition 4k Video content is available on select packages and channels when using the Hopper 3 DVR or with a compatible Netflix account. The resolution of individual channels is determined by broadcaster, not DISH. Video on Demand and Pay Per View are both offered in high definition video qualities.
Recording TV With the Hopper
DISH Network provides customers with over 2000 hours of recording time with their Hopper. This means you can record up to 16 shows at once, and they allow you to skip commercials on select primetime shows. They also have certain channels available in Ultra High Def 4K quality.
How Much Does Dish Cost?
Dish offers 4 packages that range from $39.99/month to $79.99/month. You are able to get anywhere from 50 to almost 300 channels depending on your personal television needs.
What Hardware Do I Need with Dish?
Dish Network offers free professional installation of the DISH network antenna and complimentary set up of up to 6 receivers. A technician will come up out and run all the necessary wires from the dish antenna to your home. They will also make sure all the remotes are programmed to their receiver and are working properly.
Why Choose Dish?
Dish is more cost effective when compared to their top competitors, while offering more channel options and free HBO for 12 months. They have consistently been ranked highly for their call center satisfaction, website satisfaction, easiest bill to understand, and receive the fewest complaints from customers.
Dish recently announced they are going to be the first television provider that will be compatible with the Amazon's Alexa devices. This partnership will allow Dish Network's customers to enjoy their favorite shows and movies hands-free, all you have to do is ask Alexa to do things such as change the volume or channel.