Dish TV India – Installation experiment.

For this Onam, I decided to buy a dish tv India package. As usual I wanted to explore things without any help. Hence decided to install it myself, thinking I will get help from internet if needed. :)

Bought the STB (set top box), dish & viewing card (all this comes as a single package) and filled out the subscription application form.
Dish TV India Equipment
Wednesday was the installation day. Being a newbie to assembling dish, it took around 6 hrs to figure out where to attach different parts! Finally by noon everything was set for tracking satellite.

Now comes the azimuth & elevation stuff! Azimuth is the horizontal angle. Starting from North direction to South azimuth is 180 degree. Elevation is vertical angle to which dish must by pointed towards the sky.

The satellite to which we need to point was NSS6, where the dish tv DVB signals are coming from. NSS6 contains two DTH signals one of dish tv India (encrypted) and another of DD Direct +, one being a subscription service and other a free service. Thus by using single receiver, you could get both signals.

NSS6 is situated on 95 degree east orbit. Thus from our position, we have the azimuth of 119 degree and 63 degree elevation.

Day-1 : Wednesday (After Noon) : Trying to catch the satellite.
Being a newbie, it was a very stupid move to try tracking satellite. Even after 3-4hrs of pointing dish to different parts of the sky, I could not get any signal strength of more than 15%. (This is what you get even if you don’t have LNB connected to receiver. :-P)
Day 1 comes to end and I could not get any signals.

Day-2 : Requesting Help from staff
As one of the staff has similar system at home, I thought I would ask him and request help on installing the dish.

They tried to catch the satellite by pointing to known regions. In one instant we got the signals up to 74%, but the dish assembly was slightly messed up so that it would prevent us from decreasing elevation for fine tuning.

I re-assembled the dish and tried the same region again. But unfortunately even after 20-30minutes, there was no signal. Stopped doing further and decided to request expert help.

Day-3 : Expert installation
Dish tv guys came and changed the F connectors first. Then rotated the LNB about 90 degrees. Surprisingly in 15 minutes, they got signal with more than 75% strength. It was in the same direction we got signal first. Perhaps the LNB was the problem.

Couple of days later, I re-did whole stuff and I could get the signals very well. Now I’m confident to successfully position dish anywhere in India. :)

Lesson Learned: Don’t waste your time on things that you don’t know. Ask expert opinion first. Learn and try to replicate what they did.



Comments

  1. aji February 23rd

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    how dth dish tracking were satlite finding. images detials


  2. Tuning February 23rd

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    Hi Aji,

    If you are new to this don’t do it yourself. Its a difficult process and once you learned from experienced people, you can easily do it next time.

    My advise would be call professional installation.

    - Tuning


  3. iamonthesky August 17th

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    Sir,
    I am living at a place in Kashmir at 34.15 N(Latitude) and 74.25 E(Longitude).
    Plz let me know what is the procedure of counting Azimuth and Elevation for the following Satellites:
    Asiasat3S(105.5E)
    Asiasat2S(100.5E)
    Intelsat10/7(68.5E)
    Thaicom5(78.5E)
    Help plz
    Bhim


  4. Nandeswar September 12th

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    I switch on the tv and the stb. What I saw is that it need to be installed. Now, I have to set all the parameters LNB, Polar, Sattelite, search options.Making no delay I went to my friends TV Room carrying only STB and Remote Control, then I tried all the LNB with a plate already pointing in the right direction. also I tried the user LNB freq.-07950-10600. when it come to Universal LNB it is pretty done but it read smart card and show “download fail!”can anyone point me where I’m wrong?


  5. suvendra kumar patnaik November 26th

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    sir,
    i am trying another channal comming in dish tv.


  6. suvendra kumar patnaik November 26th

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    please see the joo channal and tarang and monoranjan channal.


  7. sailesh December 17th

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    I Would like to know about dish tv pacakeges


  8. Tuning December 18th

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    Hi Sailesh,

    Visit http://www.dishtv.in for more info.


  9. vishal December 18th

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    i want to re-charge my box by the net


  10. shad December 25th

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    Hay pal,

    Thanks for your detailed information of your experience. I believe it would be a lot helpful for the newbies like me. (If we do the same as you did). specially the name of sat and location is very valuable for those who are hooking DTH..

    Love shad


  11. Pal January 4th

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    Hi All,

    My Home direction is in East side so can I found any indian satelite in EAST direction or any angle so I can see indian televison but I have only one direction is EAST.
    So anybody can help me

    Pal


  12. MAHADEE March 1st

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    Hi,
    I stay in Malaysia. If i bring the DishTv india here then will it work if i make the correct satellites positioning? Please let me know.
    Thanks?


  13. Comment Arrow

    Super-Duper site! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.


  14. Aba March 21st

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    Hi, recently I purchased Dish tv package. I tried my stb to connect with an existing connection from my friend’s place. but it didn’t work. is there any tuning has to be made with my new STB? please advise.


  15. muzanab March 29th

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    hi,

    i live in cairo(egypt) as and would like to know the size(of the dish) and the direction of installing dishtv


  16. S. Samal September 15th

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    Dish tv should carry two more famous oriya tv channel; Tarang Tv, and Super Star Josh tv in its oriya language pack. I am a Dish tv customer in Rourkela, Orissa, but unable to watch my own language favorite tv channels like, Tarang tv, Tarang Music, Super Star Josh tv, Kamyab tv and Kanak tv etc. Where as other language tv channels are carried on in full-fledged manner. Dish tv should give same importance to the oriya viewers also.


  17. saroj k shrestha October 31st

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    hi i live in u.a.e i have been using dish tv line for one and half year till now no thing problem in dish tv chanel but now in receiver no power line display(means when turn on the power, only power light is blinking and not loading the receiver). plz can u send me the solution of this problem.


  18. alok panda November 16th

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    A, Panda
    November 16,2,009 at 8.40am

    Dish tv should carry two more famous oriya tv channel; Tarang Tv, and Super Star Josh tv in its oriya language pack. I am a Dish tv customer in Rourkela, Orissa, but unable to watch my own language favorite tv channels like, Tarang tv, Tarang Music, Super Star Josh tv, Kamyab tv and Kanak tv etc. Where as other language tv channels are carried on in full-fledged manner. Dish tv should give same importance to the oriya viewers also


  19. rajesh November 20th

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    dear.sir i am in ugandan how im got dish tv satellite plz help as


  20. selva November 26th

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    I am in malaysia.It dish tv work at malaysia?
    my friend said,it works at saudi arabia,kathar,kuwaith very clear.


  21. Tuning December 22nd

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    Hi Saroj,

    It seems the receiver need an upgrade. Contact Dish TV and ask them for a solution.

    - T


  22. Tuning December 22nd

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    Hi -

    It should work in Malaysia.


  23. omer December 27th

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    hi folks I live in Canada and baught a new dish tv receiver and now want to instal it. Is there any one who would teach me how to instal the dish in here, such as the direction, the angels, the LNB and the dish. Thanks folks I appreciate your help if you would Email me in OMERJOHN@GMAIL.COM


  24. chetan pandya January 2nd

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    last four years i uesed its.
    it is small chiter then others.


  25. alok panda January 5th

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    sir
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010

    Dish tv should carry two more famous oriya tv channels; Tarang Tv, and Super Star Josh tv in
    new yeae coming for oriya channels provaed for DISHTVINDIA DTH-1 (ZEETV)
    ALOK PANDA
    GA439,sailashreevihar C.S.Pur Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
    MB:9861575935
    Email-aloktikupanda@yahoo.co.in


  26. Altaf January 10th

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    Hi Folks any one will help me:
    I got set box, Dish TV Antenna-whole package was working already. Now I shifted to new house near the arabian sea, thinking that in the clear sky I will get all Dish TV stations. Now all the tech. expert visits me and conclude that I will not get the signal as I got only a open balcony only. Do you have solutions how to tune? for all Indian sites we are crave to watch.. Thanks. Sincery,


  27. Nikhil January 11th

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    If I buy TataSky receiver /Dish TV receiver or Dish on Wheels and bring it to canada, would it work?

    Thanks


  28. alok panda January 18th

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    sir
    happy new year new oriya channels list
    tarang tv, tarangmusic, joshtv oriya, kamyab,
    & kanak tv oriya new year five oriya channels provaed for dishtv india dth-1 zeetv


  29. Aju March 8th

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    Hi my dish tv was working fine. now I moved to new house, where many sattelite were inst. asia net, eurostar, can i can i get signal for dish tv? Please help.


  30. Dhan Kumar Tamang March 11th

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    i have connected dis in saudi arabia for nepali and hindi channel but the technician has installed only kantipur and bangali channel because the maintener is Bangali so, how can i setup for all or most hindi channel and also nepali other channel. If u have any channel setting code plz kindly give to me because i am innocent for it. I need the process from remote to receiver for setting the channel. But i have the big size of dis from it coming only kantipur.

    Thanking you..


  31. Hiroko Crofford April 17th

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    You folks can see cable channels online over on these websites.

    http://justin.tv
    http://bit.ly/dk3OCQ

    Booyah..


  32. afsal June 12th

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    how dth dish tracking were satlite finding. images detials


  33. ajanthan June 16th

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    Hi sir am living in srilanka.

    i need to know what are the angles and setting. Dishtv.


  34. Anis June 23rd

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    Hi to all dishtv team,
    I m in Tanzania please tell me how to install dish tv, its can accessable dish tv. please please reply me i will very thankful to u if guide me proper.
    thanks


  35. Anis June 23rd

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    here many people like dish tv so many people are interested to be a delaer is it possible to get a deler in Tanzania?


  36. Tuning June 25th

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    Hi Anis,

    Honestly, we think dish TV sucks. Better ones are TataSky and Airtel Digital. Also, most of these will be starting HD services very soon. (TataSky already started) So contact them through their websites about the possibility.

    - Tuning


  37. Prashant June 27th

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    Dishtv should include two more Odia tv channel tarang tv abd josh tv odia channel. Both are amazing and very popular channel of Odisha


  38. Rintu August 10th

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    Please add taranga taranga music odia channel immeditly


  39. Dilip August 20th

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    Plz Replay Me Dish TV LNB Frequency Hi & Lo


  40. umesh soin September 22nd

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    Sir,

    I have purchased a new dish tv stb and trying to install in plsce of my old stb just by interchanging wires into it, but it is not working,,,,,,,,,,,,,kindly help


  41. Reghu R October 14th

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    if dish tv get LIBYA pls send reply


  42. oriyajoke October 21st

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    sir coming for zeetv oriya coming for dishtvindia


  43. oriyajoke October 21st

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    gagan tv


  44. patel ashish October 31st

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    i am ashish
    hwu now i am in uganda in east africa
    i whant put dish tv set up box in my home
    and i have set up box but i not gat Frequency plz
    u give me idia


  45. Bobby November 13th

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    I want to know is dishtv work in canada or not


  46. narendra December 8th

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    sir when will tarang music will add in dishtv(please)


  47. Bobby December 9th

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    Sir hello I want know is dishtv working in canada


  48. parvathi December 9th

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    hi,
    im flying to uganda next week, which tv network has the maximum signal in uganda(kampala) so that i can buy the set up box from india n go. is it dish tv ,tata sky or airtel digital.. which work.plz help me soon…waiting for ur reply


  49. santhosh December 18th

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    hallo Nandeswar lnb no wrong 9750-10600 on dish tv


  50. Santosh kumar pradhan surat December 19th

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    I am not satisfy in my packege now bcoz colors,sahara,imagine,utv are not avalable in base pack. On the other hand all these are found in vidiocon d2h in same price.


  51. amit January 2nd

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    hi sir
    i live in papua new guinea(png) south pacific island
    my location is latitude:-6.75 N, longitude:147.00 E
    satellite position
    satellite: NSS 6 (95.0E=265 W)
    azimuth angle: 275.25 (true north)
    elevation angle: 30.20
    lnb tilt(skew): -81.46
    distance to satellite: 38596.03 km
    singnal delay: 257.31ms
    declination angle: 1.11
    polarmount hour angle: 300.59

    is that posible to use dish tv at this location


  52. lakhbir January 25th

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    hello plz tell me how to install dish tv im live in canada im not found setellite singnal +fq lnb


  53. vikram January 30th

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    hi to every body
    i want know is that dishtv working in malaysia?
    acually in malaysia i live in flat and my flat in 3rd floor, so how i install the dish and use dishtv receiver,
    actually every body use here ASTRO, so Astro and dishtv frequency same?
    please help me and guide me.


  54. shyam lal January 31st

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    my name is shyamlal damor i recharge my account but not coming any chenal
    my card no 0151131151490 why it is close plz riplay


  55. Anisur Rahman February 13th

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    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am living in Zanzibar, Tanzania could u please suggest me how to stall dish TV IN Tanzania>


  56. Anisur Rahman February 13th

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    i have already all setup of dish tv, just i would like to know it will be accessable in Tanzaia or not, it it will be accessable then which band i can get the acces on Dish TV. please please let me know its very urgent otherwise i can miss to see wold cup matches.


  57. mujahid hussain March 18th

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    hi dear,

    can u please help me out that i lives in dubai i have dish tv in home yesterday i changed home frequency and lnb setting can u please help me out by email me how to re install it . i just changed the setting home frequency my dish tv and reciever is ok but can u please help me out how to reinstall home frequency by reciever settings only


  58. mujahid hussain March 18th

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    can u please email me how to reset home frequency .
    mujahid_insidetrack@yahoo.com

    can u please email me that i want to buy


  59. gamma April 24th

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    hi i live in Canada how can i set signal for dishtv in Canada any body can help me please thanks my email is gammagill@gmail.com


  60. dhillon April 28th

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    hello sir pls let me know indian dth provider like dishtv/tata sky work in canada?
    regards
    dhillon


  61. sanjiv kumar May 6th

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    dear sir

    i am leaving abu dhabi i want to set my dish tv ,how to i set dish antenato got signal.&how to i set my box.


  62. Gurpal Bal May 9th

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    Hi
    I live in Toronto, Canada
    Will I be able to get SAT. Signal in Toronto for the Dish TV India Receiver?


  63. Bobby May 17th

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    I want to know is dish tv work in canada


  64. singh.m May 22nd

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    hello plz tell me how to install dish tv im live in canada im not found setellite singnal +fq lnb


  65. singh.m May 22nd

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    hi i live in toronto, canada, i bring dish tv from india, can any one please help me how it work


  66. nil June 2nd

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    how can i connect usb external hdd to dishtv to watch movie on tv. there is usb connection but no setting or any other way to access usb media.
    please help me.


  67. K. Gopinathan June 24th

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    Dear Sir or Madam:

    I bought the DISH TV from India, but am leaving in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). Please help me to catch the signal and also give the tips (longitudes direction) to install the dish. Thanks & Regards


  68. geetika June 24th

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    how can i connect usb external hdd to dishtv to watch movie on tv. there is usb connection but no setting or any other way to access usb media.
    please help me.


  69. sampad routray June 29th

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    i am a dishtv customer,i want to watch four new oriya channel on dishtv like ollywoodtv,lakshaytv,mbctv,kanaktv


  70. sanjay kumar July 23rd

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    sir mera dishtv set top box start nahi ho pa raha he vc.No01500010193,sir use vapash karna he our dushra set top box lena he praiz ? Ditial


  71. atul September 10th

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    sir in uttaranchal
    setting horizontal
    vertical setting lmb ki techniccal imf dene ki kripa kare


  72. Anurag September 22nd

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    Dish TV is the worst DTH bcoz it blur on zee trendz channel no.458 even my parental lock also not set.
    How to remove it if anybody knows contact me on “goldpieces1@gmail.com”.


  73. Daulat September 27th

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    Lots of ppl have commented about receiving Indian DTH in African continent (Uganda, Tanzania, etc…) Has anybody got answer???


  74. Daulat September 27th

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    Please mail (cbshinde@gmail.com) me if anybody has a clue to
    “Lots of ppl have commented about receiving Indian DTH in African continent (Uganda, Tanzania, etc?) Has anybody got answer???


  75. lucky September 28th

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    can watch dish tv india in malaysia


  76. nanthakumar k October 22nd

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    i have distv receiver can can i receive the dish tv signal using airtel tv antenna position.


  77. Saif November 28th

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    I bought a new dishTV HD receiver. I connected same top box i used for normal dishTV receiver. But could’nt get any HD channel. Is that HD & SD signals are coming from different position? I subscribed for true HD pack.


  78. subi December 5th

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    i also bought dish tv from India to Malaysia. but aunable to recive any signal strenght.anybody help to fix it plz


  79. ambadas wakale January 14th

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    Hy friend’s
    I leave in india,maharashtra
    Firstli when i shuld accsepted this fild.dishtv also populear
    seting fo dishtv
    :-1>fit the structor
    2>connect the lnb
    3>create the cable connection wthough lickag
    4>move the face of dishtv structor in north-southside in varticaly 70degres
    5>get enjoy


  80. ??বাল January 23rd

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    হ্যাল? বন্ধু,

    ?মরা ?ু??ত? থা?ি, ?িন্তু ডিস ?িভি স?? ?রত? ?া?। ?িভাব? ?রব? ?ানাল? ?ুশি হব?। ?পনারা সবা? ভাল থা?ুন। এ? ?ামনা?–


  81. zahidabbas January 27th

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    palczzz aitv may channl acstvmoves channal bandsmoves1 2 3 4 palczzz avit clh

    annal


  82. Azim January 28th

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    Hi, I have intalled the dish antenna, connected everything properly, but I got a massage that reinstall ur set-top box.


  83. nisha February 4th

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    hi.. can somebody email me at nisha_raj_99@yahoo.com about the people who can help fix dish tv or big tv in malaysia.. i’ve been looking high and low.. please let me know soon na..


  84. SIVAM19 February 12th

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    I AM IN MALAYASIA CAN WE GET DISHTV IN MALAYSIA.IF WE BUY THE SET FROM INDIA.


  85. SIVAM19 February 12th

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    CAN I GET DISH TV IN MALAYSIA IF I BUY THE SET IN INDIA.PLEASE SOMEONE REPLY ME.


  86. Darshan February 19th

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    I m in pune ….
    Can u tell me the alignment


  87. SIVAM19 February 25th

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    YOU CAN’t GET DISHTV IN MALAYSIA BECAUSE NO COVERAGE. I GOT 95% SIGNAL AND 9%SIGNAL QUALITY BUT STILL CAN’T GET DISHTV. HAVE ANYBODY RECEIVED DISHTV IN MALAYSIA.PLEASE E-MAIL ME: sivalingam_velautham@yahoo.com.THANKS IN ADVANCE.


  88. thejraj February 27th

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    i have installed the Dish Tv , by the help of the technician in oman. full stregth signal is there, my payment balace also there, but dispalying 0, please help me how & what is the home frequency value, what is dish tv High & Low frequency values to be set?….


  89. SIVAM19 April 7th

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    PLEASE DON’T WASTE MONEY BUYING DISHTV IN MALAYSIA> YOU CAN ONLY GET VIDEOCON D2H IN MALAYSIA FRON INDIA>


  90. Bharmal H.A April 10th

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    hello sir can u assist me, i want 2 install dishtv(zeetv subsidiary) in uganda,eastAfrica, will it work? plz give me answer as soon as soon. thank u very much.


  91. jagpal April 19th

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    i live in canada plz tell me dish tv india work in canada jagpalcalgary@gmail.com mail me plz 0014037146720 my cell no


  92. Asif April 21st

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    Can I watch dishtv all Chanel in Zambia Lusaka nd if it watch then which satellite nd wat degrees plz let me knw anyone…..


  93. Sadique Ata May 6th

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    I bought the DISH TV from India, but am leaving in Saudi Arab (Taif). Please help me to catch the signal and also give the tips for witch antenna will support here. (longitudes direction) to install the dish. Thanks & Regards


  94. shajedul islam May 6th

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    i want picture of desh tv hou to installation. feature,benefit and cost.


  95. Franc May 13th

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    Please help to advise me installing nss6 in cairo, egypt


  96. sakkeer. May 24th

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    I am using DISH T V in U A E. By mistake I tried for to get strong signal for “SIGNAL NOT FOUND” channels at the noon time, after the self tuning I pressed O K button for saved changes, then I lost all malayalam channels except surya,kiran amrita and asianet. Pls. instruct to me how to get back asianet news,plus,manorama,mazhavil,kairali etc…..


  97. yathujan July 7th

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    hi sir how to dishtv angle potion in srilanka


  98. sudheer August 8th

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    sir
    i am using dish tv india resever my working africa nigeria
    wich satlett using please posetion
    please replay
    thankou


  99. Anish Abraham August 9th

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    Hi,

    What actually u meant by “rotated the LNB about 90 degrees”

    we actually moving the dish.. right ? does it mean, rotating LMP inside the holder ?


  100. Achyut Baral December 22nd

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    How to instal dish tv in nepal?


  101. hanan February 28th

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    i wanna know ,, what direction is for jammu & kashmir
    i called c.care they said 95? SE BUT ITS not for jk so plz help
    last time i set it was like 150 to 160 se on compass now i dont remember
    plz help


  102. Somesh May 18th

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    Sir, I am 9 years old consumer. my STB not working and another dummy STB box are here. how can install Dish TV Card to another STB. Pls help me.


  103. p yesuratnam June 7th

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    please cheek my recever re install


  104. kmar June 11th

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    what id the angles airtel dth


  105. abe September 2nd

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    how to use or see dishtv in ethiopia


  106. krishna dabhade September 26th

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    hi sir …..
    i am dth clint but how to mone block lnb work in dishtv dish antenna,


  107. KUMAR November 13th

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    helllo friends,
    ANY WANT FIX VIDEOCON IN MALAYSIA PLS EMAIL ME
    ak90307@hotmail.com


  108. Manjit December 28th

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    Hi I am facing the same senario what u went through. Can u help me out. I am in kl Malaysia and u can msg me


  109. hamidbuneri April 12th

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    Hello! Guys who wanna install Videocon or wanna buy to it with 75cm dish anteena contact me soon as possible.0129763793 any where in malaysia i can fix …HD 3D box avalible./and dish tv not working in malaysia only working at middle east/only DTH working in malaysia if u guys want any where in malaysia i can fix.


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