Dish Network USA (4 major Networks in HD, 83 channels in English) small 3ft. dish for $350 (on Sat 121w)

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General information:

It’s public knowledge that¬†satellite TV company, Dish Network,¬†has 6 satellites currently serving the U.S. market but there is actually only one¬†satellite (spacecraft)¬†in the southern sky¬†that carries All-in-English programming from Dish Network¬†that is very easy to ‚Äúcatch‚ÄĚ from PANAM√Ā using a cheap and small 3 ft. dish antenna. For all other 5 satellites from¬†U.S based Dish Network Corporation, you need to purchase and install the big ¬†3 meter -10 ft. satellite dish as explained¬†here.

This high quality Latino/American¬†satellite is named EchoStar 9¬†and it is placed in orbital position 121¬†degrees West of the equator. Now, the excellent news¬†about the EchoStar 9¬†satellite¬†is that is serves the Latin¬†market with Dish Network Latino and Mexico¬†but it is also capable of serving the US market with All-in-English programming as a backup satellite. Since Mexico is so close to PANAM√Ā (in terms of its satellite footprint) we are lucky that the Dish Network Corporation is using its Mexican subsidiary‚Äôs satellite to carry all-in-English programming for the North American continent.

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Now… with this satellite, you¬†also get the four major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX) in High Definition,¬†¬†you get 83 standard definition TV channels in English, you enjoy your TV experience using¬†a¬†high quality¬†DISH NETWORK satellite receiver box and you will get billed by Dish Network USA as if you where “living” in the State of¬†Florida. You would then pay for those bills using any debit/credit card.

It is important to mention that this satellite only carries the U.S. Networks or Locals in High Definition and 83 American English Speaking Standard Definition TV channels and that is it…!.. It is a All-in-English Survival TV kit solution for ex-pats in Panamá …

If you are looking for the whole nine yards, and you would like to retire with the BEST SATELLITE TV in Panamá, with 300+ Standard Def. TV Channels and 150+ High Def. TV Channels + DVR … (a TV experience similar to the one that you would enjoy if you live back in the United States…) then you would need to purchase the Big Dish Project as explained here.

In regards to TV Packages and assuming that you went with the DISH NETWORK small 3 ft. dish solution, then we suggest to you to get ‚ÄúAmerica‚Äôs Top 200 Package from Dish Network U.S.‚Äú¬†‚Ķ because this package “squeezes out” most of the TV Channels from the¬†DISH NETWORK satellite.

List of available TV packages from Dish Network U.S. 

  • Smart Pack (The Cheapest pack)
  • America’s Top 120
  • America’s Top 200 -> SELECT THIS ONE … TO GET MOST OF THE CHANNELS
  • America’s Top 250
  • America’s Everything Pak 320 channels …

Product/package that we currently sell:

  • Professional Satellite Dish installation¬†‚ÄstFREE. (Roof mounted)
  • Dish Network VIP Satellite Receiver (Only One TV Set)¬†‚ÄstFREE
  • Unlocking and Activation of Receiver so that it can work safely in Central America¬†without the GPS telling your current location ‚ÄstFREE
  • Total Investment ‚ÄstUSD $350
  • If you need a second TV set, please add USD $100 to the quotation…

It is important to mention that we only accept cash or instant wire transfer as payment method. As of now, no checks nor credit cards are accepted.

If you need professional references before committing, please ask us, we are averaging 20 new customers/activations per semester with satellite TV installations in Boquete, Volcán, Chiriquí and even on some private islands in Panamá.

Also, please take note that we are based out of San Jos√©, Costa Rica (560 miles two-way ticket to David¬†…¬†or 3-day¬†project to do the job!) so therefore, we usually only do satellite TV¬†installations in the Chiriqu√≠ region like Volc√°n, Boquete, Las Lomas, the City of David, La Concepci√≥n, Paso Canoas, Puerto Armuelles, Puerto Almirante, and Bocas del Toro. But,¬†we are willing to make some exceptions if the client requires us to travel all the way to Panam√° City. As a company, we are 100%¬†committed to our loyal customers and we cross the international border Costa Rica-Panam√° at least once every 4 to 6 weeks to do new satellite TV installations, do repairs and provide professional assessments.

It is also important to mention that the USD $350 price tag can only be achieved when we are able to commit 4 families to pay a satellite TV installation during the business trip. This is because of high costs of transportation (circa 280 miles from San José-Costa Rica to Boquete- Panamá) and other costs like taxes for crossing the international border, car depreciation due to bad roads and mileage, hotel overnights, corruption at the international border, insurance, and other things concerning material and personal risks, etc.

Images below show a Hopper Receiver and “Dish Network VIP”

You can hook up one Television set with this GRAY VIP211 receiver.¬†One TV in HD (High Definition) and a second TV set as a mirror of the first one FREE of additional charge…

All of our customers become ‚ÄúAccount Holders‚ÄĚ of the satellite receiver. Please keep in mind that the receiver is the “brain” of the system so purchasing the receiver makes sense. If somebody offers you a “leased” receiver and you do not own it then you are at the installer’s mercy for a long time. With our¬†company, you will always get a Dish Network Account Number and Security Pin so that you can deal directly with Dish Network USA. You control 100% the satellite receiver all the time so you can fire us if we do not commit to certain level of quality of service. You truly are in the driver¬īs seat when you purchase from us.

Hopper receivers are GREAT for this satellite!

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Channel Lineup for Dish Network Satellite TV Service. (Updated February 24, 2014)

 

 

 

High Definition ‚Äď TV Channels ‚Äď All Major Networks

[Updated -> Sept 2019]

  • ABC HD¬†Florida ¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • CBS HD¬†Florida ¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • NBC¬†HD¬†Florida ¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • FOX HD¬†Florida ¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • PBS HD¬†Florida ¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)

Standard Definition ‚Äď TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • USA Network East¬†on #105¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • TV Land¬†on #106-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • Comedy Central East¬†on #107¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • Lifetime East¬†on #108¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • Lifetime Movie Network¬†on #109¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Food Network East¬†on #110¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • DIY Network USA¬†on #111¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • HGTV East¬†on #112¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • E!¬†on #114¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • GSN TV¬†on #116¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • POP TV¬†on #117¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • A&E East¬†on #118¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • History¬†on #120-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • History 2 USA¬†on #121¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 250.
  • Syfy USA on #122¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • BET East¬†on #124¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Oxygen TV East¬†on #127-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • We TV¬†on #128¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Bravo East¬†on #129¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • AMC East¬†on #131¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • TCM¬†on #132¬†->¬†Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • IFC East¬†on #133¬†->¬†Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • BBC America East¬†on #135-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • FX East¬†on #136¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • TNT¬†on #138¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • TBS East¬†on #139¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.

Standard Definition ‚Äď Sports TV Channels¬†[Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • ESPN US on #140-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • ESPNU¬†on #141-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • ESPNews on #142¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • ESPN 2 US¬†on #143 ‚Äď> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • Fox Sports 1 US¬†on #150¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • MLB Network¬†on #152¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • NFL Network¬†on #154¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Bein Sports USA¬†on #392-> Package America‚Äôs Top 320.
  • Golf Channel US¬†on #401-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.

Standard Definition ‚Äď Family¬†TV Channels¬†[Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • MTV East¬†on #160¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • MTV 2 East¬†on #161¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • VH1 Classic¬†on #163¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • CMT East¬†on #166¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • Nick Junior East¬†on #169-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Nickelodeon East¬†on #170¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)¬†
  • Disney Channel East¬†on #172 -> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • Disney Channel West¬†on #173¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • Disney XD¬†on #174¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Boomerang US¬†on #175¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • Cartoon Network East¬†on #176¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • Nicktoons USA¬†on #178¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • Discovery Channel Family¬†on #179-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • ABC Family¬†on #180¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • TeenNick USA¬†on #181¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.

Standard Definition ‚Äď Other¬†TV Channels¬†[Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • Discovery Channel USA¬†on #182¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • TLC East¬†on #183¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • Animal Planet USA¬†on #184¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Hallmark Channel US¬†on #185¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • National Geographic East¬†on #186¬†-> America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Hallmark Movie Channel¬†on #187¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • UP¬†¬†on #188¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • Oprah Winfrey Network East¬†on #189¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Esquire East¬†on #191¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Investigation Discovery East¬†on #192¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Science Channel¬†on #193¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • Military Channel USA¬†on #195¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 250.
  • Travel Channel (USA)¬†on #196¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.

Standard Definition ‚Äď ¬†Live News TV Channels¬†[Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • CNN USA¬†on #200¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • HLN¬†on #202¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • Fox News Channel¬†on #205¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • CNBC US on #208¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • MSNBC on #209¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • The Weather Channel¬†on #214¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)

Standard Definition ‚Äď Other¬†TV Channels¬†[Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • WGN America¬†on #239¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • Spike TV on #241-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • TruTV East¬†on #242-> Package America‚Äôs Top 200.
  • ION TV¬†on #250¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)
  • INSP East¬†on #259¬†-> (Smart Pack ‚ÄúThe¬†Cheapest‚ÄĚ Pack)

Standard Definition ‚Äď ¬†Latino/Mexican¬†TV Channels¬†[Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • Univision¬†on #270 or #827¬†->¬†
  • UniM√°s¬†on #271¬†or #830¬†->¬†
  • Galavisi√≥n¬†on #272¬†or #833¬†->¬†
  • Universo¬†¬†on #838¬†->¬†
  • Univisi√≥n Deportes¬†¬†on #869¬†->¬†

Standard Definition ‚Äď ¬†Movie TV Channels¬†[Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • Reelz¬†on #299¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Top 120.
  • HBO 2 East¬†on #301¬†-> Package America‚Äôs¬†Everything Pack.
  • HBO Family East¬†on #305¬†-> Package America‚Äôs¬†Everything Pack.
  • Encore East¬†on #340-> Package America‚Äôs¬†Everything Pack.
  • Encore West¬†on #341¬†-> Package America‚Äôs Everything Pack.

What we are seeking :¬†‚ÄúWe do not want to become a ‚Äúone-time‚Ä̬†transactional¬†business partner that does not answer your phone calls nor replies to your email questions once the equipment is sold like 90% of the SAT installers in Panama, instead, we would like to establish a long term business relationship with you and provide to you and your family a¬†high quality TV experience at a fair price¬†while you enjoy living in Panama.‚ÄĚ

For more information about this package, please contact Alberto Araya, Computer Engineer from Western Michigan University at alberto@UsaTvSatFromPanama.com (English, Spanish and German)

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