Troubleshooting Your Dish Network ReceiverWritten by Nick Smith
It has happened to all of us. It's fourth and ten with just 1:42 to go in second half - and of course your team is down. The weather outside is getting worse and worse. Suddenly, image on your TV looks eerily like snow falling outside your window. It is a race against game clock to get picture back on your TV before you have to resign and just look for score on 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 or service. This article discusses some of easiest and fastest ways to troubleshoot your Dish Network receiver.
From High in Sky to Your Dish Network Receiver
Dish Network uploads programming to its satellites via gigantic transmission stations on earth. The digital image travels upward through atmosphere where it eventually finds satellites orbiting Earth miles above United States. Those satellites capture and resend digital signal in such a way that nearly everyone with a plain view of sky can receive it. The signal is collected by ubiquitous mini-dishes and sent through cables to your Dish Network receiver, which is set up to decode and convert 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 watching second half of your favorite team's football game.
The Game Plan
If you suddenly lose picture on your TV, 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 with signal getting from satellite down to your dish picture is obviously going to suffer. If signal is completely blocked, your picture will disappear. Make sure that there is nothing between your dish and where your dish is pointing in sky. This could include: a tree branch, your motor home, your neighbor's motor home, a build-up of snow, ice, or excessive water on dish, or anything else you could possibly imagine. Luckily, solution is simple. Get signal flowing freely back to your Dish Network receiver by removing obstruction. Of course, if 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 wipe dish clean, and you'll be back to your game before they even snap ball.
Say Goodbye to Traditional Telephone LinesWritten by Michelle Lehoux
Like old, dusty books on 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, CEO of Data Corp., a world leader in development of digital communications software. “Cell phones have really revolutionized 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; grocery store, mall, in our cars and even at gym. Cell phone use has been steadily increasing around 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 surfing Internet” says expert Lehoux.