How to Set Up a Second Dish Receiver

by Marshal M. Rosenthal

A Dish Network satellite receiver is able to provide television signals, providing it has been connected to a satellite dish. Setting up a second Dish Network satellite receiver requires both a connection to the satellite dish as well as to a television set; the first generally requiring the aid of a technician while the second can be performed by the owner. The procedure for connecting the satellite receiver to the TV is straightforward and only requires the addition of an included cable. No warranty is violated by the owner of the satellite dish making the connection to the TV on his own.

Remove the second Dish Network satellite receiver from its protective box. Place the receiver next to the TV. Rotate the receiver so that the back is facing towards you.

Screw the end of the coaxial cable that is attached to the satellite dish into the "Coax in" input on the back of the receiver. Screw the base of the RF antenna rod included with the receiver into the "RF in" input on the back of the receiver.

Insert one end of the included HDMI cable into the HDMI output on the back of the receiver. Insert the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI input on the back of the TV.

Turn the TV on. Press the "Menu" button on the remote control. Select "Video," then "Video input." Choose the HDMI input that the HDMI cable is plugged into. Press the "Menu" button.

Rotate the Dish Network satellite receiver so that the front is facing you. Plug the receiver's power cord into a wall socket.

Turn the receiver on with the power button on the remote. Wait as a "Subscription" screen appears. Call the telephone number listed on the screen and provide the operator with the needed information for activating the receiver; this will include your subscription information along with information about the receiver, which can be accessed by pressing the remote's "System Info" button.

Wait as the receiver updates itself with the Dish Network operating system as well as program and program guide information---this process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour.

Press "Live TV" on the remote to watch television on the receiver once the updating has been completed.

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About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."

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