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Everything You Need to Know about Satellite TV & Satellite TV Providers

Are you considering switching to Satellite TV and looking for purchase Satellite TV receivers?

So what is Satellite TV receiver? A receiver is an electronic box that looks like a VCR. It decodes the satellite signal into programming and sends off to your television. In addition, you will be able to change your channels with the receiver and remote control. Satellite TV receiver also has an on-screen electronic program guide that allows you to access to program listings and information up to 2 days, so you can easily see what’s on each channel now and later. And it includes parental control locks so you can restrict the TV programs your children watch.

If you are first time Satellite TV customer, you don’t have to purchase Satellite TV receivers. As a matter of fact, Satellite TV offers “No equipment to buy” equipment-leasing program, which offers new customers to lease the satellite dish and receivers connecting up to 4 rooms. As long as you stay with Satellite TV as a subscriber, you don’t have to purchase the equipment. Once you decide to disconnect Satellite TV service, you just need to return the receivers back to Satellite TV. Satellite TV companies will provide a box with prepaid postage for you to ship back the equipment. It is really simple and straight forward.

As a new customer, you are eligible for free DVR (digital video recorder) or HD receiver upgrade. In other words, you can lease a DVR receiver or HD receiver instead of standard receivers. DVR receiver has all the cool features of a standard receiver, plus you can pause and rewind live TV just like Tivo. You can also record and save up to 100 hours of your favorite shows with DVR. If you have HD programming and HDTV at home, then you need a HD receiver to watch channels in the best HD quality. $5.98/month DVR and HD fee will be charged respectively.

So to sum up, you don’t have to purchase Satellite TV receivers , if you just need to hook Satellite TV service up to 4 rooms at your home. However, if you want to have receivers connecting more than 4 rooms, then you have to purchase additional Satellite TV receivers. A standard Satellite TV receiver costs $100. DVR and HD receiver costs even more.

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