Getting Connected With DISH Network
Satellite television delivered through communications satellites that orbit the earth. This is different than conventional television also known as terrestrial television or cable television. The two top satellite broadcast companies operate several satellites approximately 22,000 miles above the equator. These satellites transmit their signal to transponders which transmit the signal back to the dish here on earth. It all seems a bit overwhelming to most people and they question how it all works. They wonder how difficult it is to maintain the dish and they are concerned about reception issues with a satellite connection. The truth is satellite television has evolved substantially over the years. Even though the satellite is thousands of miles away the connection is still very reliable.
How it works
Each satellite provider has several satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Geosynchronous means that the satellite orbit is in sync with the rate that earth is rotating. So the satellite stays in the same place relative to the earth’s position. This is why you only have to direct the position of your dish one time to align with the satellite signal. The dish is actually a small antenna and receives a broadcast signal from the satellite. That signal is then fed through a coaxial cable directly to the satellite receiver. All satellite signals are digitally broadcasted. The receiver decodes that digital signal to a video/audio output for your television.
Installation and maintenance of your satellite dish
Installing a satellite is not a difficult process. A coaxial cable connects the dish to the receiver. The dish must be aligned properly and once everything is plugged in you will receive your satellite broadcast. Maintenance of your satellite dish consists of periodically inspecting the wiring for any damage and occasionally removing any grime or dirt that may have built up on the dish. If you position you dish in a grassy area from time to time cut down any shrubbery that may hinder your signal reception.