Dish Network USA (4 major Networks in HD, 83 channels in English) small 3ft. dish for $800 (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 “catch” from PANAMÁ 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 PANAMÁ (in terms of its satellite footprint) we are lucky that the Dish Network Corporation is using its Mexican subsidiary’s 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 America’s Top 200 Package from Dish Network U.S. … 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 – USD $350. (Roof mounted)
  • Dish Network VIP Satellite Receiver (Only One TV Set) – US $350
  • Unlocking and Activation of Receiver so that it can work safely in Central America without the GPS telling your current location – US $150
  • Total Investment – USD $850
  • If you need a second TV set, please add USD $200 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.

Now, the way you settle your satellite TV system investment is by paying upfront to our company USD $400 via Money Gram/Western Union/ Paypal as part of the “commitment money” and the remaining balance or USD $450 is paid in cash after the satellite TV installation has taken place and you are enjoying “Live” American Satellite TV at your home.

If you need professional references before committing, please ask us, we are averaging 30 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 José, Costa Rica (560 miles two-way ticket to David ) so therefore, we usually only do satellite TV installations in the Chiriquí region like Volcán, Boquete, Las Lomas, the City of David, La Concepción, 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 Panamá City. As a company, we are 100% committed to our loyal customers and we cross the international border Costa Rica-Panamá 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 $850 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.

So, said in other words, One TV set and one satellite receiver :

  • If we get 4 families or 4 sat TV installs, the total investment per family is USD $850.
  • If we get 3 families or 3 sat TV installs, the total investment per family is USD $950.
  • If we get 2 families or 2 sat TV installs, the total investment per family is USD $1,050.
  • If you are the only customer, and we are going just for you, then the total investment for you will be USD $1,250.

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 “Account Holders” 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´s 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)

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High Definition – TV Channels – All Major Networks [Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • ABC HD Florida  -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)
  • CBS HD Florida  -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)
  • NBC HD Florida  -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)
  • FOX HD Florida  -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)
  • PBS HD Florida  -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)

Standard Definition – TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

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

Standard Definition – Sports TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

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

Standard Definition – Family TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

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

Standard Definition – Other TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

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

Standard Definition –  Live News TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • CNN USA on #200 -> Package America’s Top 120.
  • HLN on #202 -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)
  • Fox News Channel on #205 -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)
  • CNBC US on #208 -> Package America’s Top 120.
  • MSNBC on #209 -> Package America’s Top 120.
  • The Weather Channel on #214 -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)

Standard Definition – Other TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • WGN America on #239 -> Package America’s Top 200.
  • Spike TV on #241-> Package America’s Top 120.
  • TruTV East on #242-> Package America’s Top 200.
  • ION TV on #250 -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)
  • INSP East on #259 -> (Smart Pack “The Cheapest” Pack)

Standard Definition –  Latino/Mexican TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

  • Univision on #270 or #827 -> 
  • UniMás on #271 or #830 -> 
  • Galavisión on #272 or #833 -> 
  • Universo  on #838 -> 
  • Univisión Deportes  on #869 -> 

Standard Definition –  Movie TV Channels [Updated -> Dec 2015]

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

What we are seeking : “We do not want to become a “one-time” 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.

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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