Satellite providers such as DISH Network provide free installation of satellite dishes. Installation of the satellite dish is a two part process. The dish must be installed first. Dishes are no longer huge eyes sores that sit in the middle of your yard. As long as you have a clear view of the Southern sky you can have a satellite TV dish installed next day. Then the appropriate decoder must be installed to receive the television programming from your service provider. Installation kits for satellite TV include the mounting kit, high-grade RF coaxial cable, and the satellite TV receiver, or decoder.
Depending on the type of fish you have, you may need to install a second dish aimed at a different satellite to receive DISH Network HDTV. Generally, you will be able to receive simultaneous satellite signals from the 100° and 119° satellite slots. To receive high definition local and national channel from a single dish, you will need an MPEG-4 dish antenna. This is a triple LNBF dish designed to receive programming from three orbital locations. LNBs sit in front of the actual parabola of the dish. Their purpose is to receive, amplify and down convert the required blocks of microwave frequencies to lower 950MHz to 1.45GHz L-band frequency signals. The number of LNB’s determines the number of satellites a satellite dish can see.
It is important that your dish be installed correctly. DISH Network boasts an signal reliability of 99.9%, even in poor weather conditions. Snowstorms can be an issue if snow builds up on the dish itself which prevents the signal from being received properly to the LNB. If you are losing signal during light rain or snow, your satellite dish needs to be adjusted. Providers such as DISH Network can install same or next-day. They also offer installations on Saturdays and Sundays so you do not have to miss work. Installation is free for up to six rooms. Installation is available for many different types of residences including apartments. DISH will work with your HOA restrictions too.