Troubleshooting Your Dish Network Receiver

Written by Nick Smith

It has happened to all of us. It's fourth and ten with just 1:42 to go inrepparttar second half - and of course your team is down. The weather outside is getting worse and worse. Suddenly,repparttar 140950 image on your TV looks eerily likerepparttar 140951 snow falling outside your window. It is a race againstrepparttar 140952 game clock to get picture back on your TV before you have to resign and just look forrepparttar 140953 score onrepparttar 140954 evening news.

Remember, only on a rare occasion will you lose picture with Dish Network - when you do, more often than not, there is nothing wrong with your equipment orrepparttar 140955 service. This article discusses some ofrepparttar 140956 easiest and fastest ways to troubleshoot your Dish Network receiver.

From High inrepparttar 140957 Sky to Your Dish Network Receiver

Dish Network uploads programming to its satellites via gigantic transmission stations on earth. The digital image travels upward throughrepparttar 140958 atmosphere where it eventually finds satellites orbitingrepparttar 140959 Earth miles aboverepparttar 140960 United States. Those satellites capture and resendrepparttar 140961 digital signal in such a way that nearly everyone with a plain view ofrepparttar 140962 sky can receive it. The signal is collected byrepparttar 140963 ubiquitous mini-dishes and sent through cables to your Dish Network receiver, which is set up to decode and convertrepparttar 140964 digital signal to a viewable picture. That viewable picture is transferred to your brand-new, 56 inch widescreen plasma TV, where only moments ago you were watchingrepparttar 140965 second half of your favorite team's football game.

The Game Plan

If you suddenly lose picture on your TV,repparttar 140966 problem could be in any one of six places - but before you panic, let me tell you you're only going to have to check four of them.

  • The Dish - If something interferes withrepparttar 140967 signal getting fromrepparttar 140968 satellite down to your dishrepparttar 140969 picture is obviously going to suffer. Ifrepparttar 140970 signal is completely blocked, your picture will disappear. Make sure that there is nothing between your dish and where your dish is pointing inrepparttar 140971 sky. This could include: a tree branch, your motor home, your neighbor's motor home, a build-up of snow, ice, or excessive water onrepparttar 140972 dish, or anything else you could possibly imagine. Luckily,repparttar 140973 solution is simple. Getrepparttar 140974 signal flowing freely back to your Dish Network receiver by removingrepparttar 140975 obstruction. Of course, ifrepparttar 140976 obstruction is your neighbor's prize winning oak tree, be judicious as you contemplate ways of removing it (i.e. talk to her about it and figure out a solution together). If it is ice or snow just wiperepparttar 140977 dish clean, and you'll be back to your game before they even snaprepparttar 140978 ball.

Say Goodbye to Traditional Telephone Lines

Written by Michelle Lehoux

Like old, dusty books onrepparttar shelves of public libraries, regular home telephone lines have been plummeting in popularity. Some experts even foresee that traditional LAN telephone lines will eventually reach extinction- but before you start to chuckle at this forecast, it may be less farfetched than you actually think.

“Many people don’t leave home without their cell phones nowadays,” says Larry Lehoux,repparttar 140869 CEO ofrepparttar 140870 Data Corp., a world leader inrepparttar 140871 development of digital communications software. “Cell phones have really revolutionizedrepparttar 140872 way we live; people no longer need to sit and wait around for important phone calls. Cell phones have given us freedom.”

It’s true. Most of us carry our cell phones around everywhere;repparttar 140873 grocery store,repparttar 140874 mall, in our cars and even atrepparttar 140875 gym. Cell phone use has been steadily increasing aroundrepparttar 140876 world and people are not just using their cell phones to talk, there are now a variety of other activities that are keeping their interest.

“Mobile phone technology is becoming so sophisticated that people use their handsets for tasks other than just talking. These new activities include text messaging, download ringtones and wallpaper, playing games and even surfingrepparttar 140877 Internet” says expert Lehoux.

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