Can you use a directv dish with a dishnetwork receiver?
Hi! I happened to run across your question just wanted to provide some clarification & confirm a DirecTV satellite dish will not work with our DISH Network programming, the alignment of the dish is different because our DISH Network programming is shown using different satellite orbital's than DirecTV's. I hope this answers your question or helps!
-Kirstie DISH Network
We're only talking about the dish and associated hardware and not the receiver. The DirectTV satellite dish will work with the Dish receiver when the dish is properly oriented to the satellite that Dish Network is transmitting from.
Just to clarify on the answers given. The LNBs are different for DISH Network and DTV along with the receivers. The LNB and receiver takes the signal from the satellite and gives you your signal on your TV. As stated, you can't use different receivers and LNB from different companies. The dish outside does not matter, just the LNB and receiver. Simply, no. The satellite dishes use different switching schemes internally for accessing the satellite…
My Dish Network receiver is connected to my home LAN and the internet via TCP/IP for remote control of my DVR, on-demand movie downloads, etc. IIRC, there's a place in the Dish OnLine menu to get the receiver to request an IPv4 address from a DHCP server. If there's no IP address, then there's no remote control, online movies, etc. I'd bet that DirecTV has a similar setup.
Yes you can use a "standard" Dish receiver with your HDTV. You may want to check with Dish Network and consider upgrading your equipment to Dish HD Receivers -- Ask if you are eligible for a Dish upgrade (Dish in it up promotion). Also when you call Dish Network, ask about the HD free for life current promotion.
The DVR is still fully functional if your service has been canceled. As stated below, if the equipment is leased, we do expect the equipment to be returned back to us. If we don't receive the receiver within 30 days, you will be charged the MSRP for the receiver. If you own the receiver, you can record local channels if you have an antenna connected to the receiver otherwise the only channels you will get…
Yes, providing you have a method for doing so and a a `portable' receiver of some type. Dish and DirecTV are both able to receive signals with the use of an auto-tracking dish system that you can mount on a camper or mobile home, for instance. There's also car antennas available for use on over the air broadcasts as well. The big question is if there's a low voltage TV receiver available for use today…
You can use it, but it can (and often does) cause the receiver and/or the LNB on the sat dish to malfunction. RG59 wire is not thick enough to carry 18 volts from the sat receiver box to the dish and will eventually cause one or possible both of them to fry from lack of proper voltage. Again, you can use it, but buying proper coaxial (RG6) will be much cheaper in the long run.
Can you use a Ethernet splitter to divide a PC and directv HD receiver on a single port modem to use both computer and directv on demand?
To use DIRECTV on demand and other connected features, an HD DVR would need to be connected via an Ethernet Cable in parallel with other networked devices into a router then to your modem. If you have Whole Home DVR service with DIRECTV then you'll need a Cinema Connection Kit otherwise you may have issues using your internet and whole home dvr services. Cinema Connection Kits come in wired and wireless options.
It is not required to connect the HD receiver to the internet, however connecting it to the internet provides additional bonus features. Some of these features are access to On Demand content, stream certain content, ability to use sling with specific receivers, and allows the receiver to transmit a signal back to DISH so they can view the health status of the receiver.
First turn on the Dish network receiver, then press and hold the mode button on the receiver until all mode buttons light up. Next release the mode button, and the mode button will flash. Enter the Samsung code and press the pound button. Press the power button to test. If the TV and receiver does not turn off, repeat the steps and use a different code.
You will see two channels each for most networks, if you have an DIRECTV HD RECEIVER. One of the two channels is for broadcasting in HD (high-definition) (if the network has HD Capabilities). The other channel is for SD, standard definition. It is there, for you to use in case the HD channel is not working. If you go into the menu, you can turn off the "Show SD Duplicates" setting.
You are not able to transfer the recordings from the DVR receiver to your computer. The programming language used for the receiver is different than that used for computers. You can use an external hard drive connected to your receiver to give you more storage capacity. It's either you use a USB cable or an HDMI cable.
You connect it to cable/satellite and then scan the television for the channels and use it. Beware if you use basic cable that you will only be able to get less than 100 channels. I suggest using D-TV to get a little more channels. If you use satellite I suggest Dish network as it is cheaper no matter what DirecTV says.
Q. Is it illegal to use free-to-air (FTA) receivers to decode Bell TV or DishNetwork signals here in Canada? A. It is illegal to use a FTA receiver, or any other device, for the purpose of receiving and decrypting any portion of our encrypted programming signals. Bell TV does not consent to or authorize the use of any FTA receiver or device to receive and decrypt its service for any purpose, including testing. It is…