Easy Solutions to DISH Network Receiver Issues

Sometimes it can be frustrating when the signal on your television set goes out, especially if it’s right in the middle of a March Madness tournament game. Before you get too worked up and call your local DISH Network serviceman to come out and “fix your TV” there’s a few easy steps you can take to make sure your satellite TV system is working properly.

If you are missing a satellite signal on your TV, you can try pressing the ‘SAT’ button located near the top of your remote control – this will put the TV back in satellite mode. You might also want to check to make sure that your cable connection is tight and secure on your receiver’s back end.

If you’re having remote control issues and seem to be unable to switch between channels and make basic functions on your TV work, such as turning it on or off, then you maybe need to replace the batteries. It’s best to replace them every so often just to be sure that you don’t run into that inconvenience in the future.

Sometimes your DISH receiver has been working so hard that your TV screen freezes, goes blank or even makes that loud noise when it gets fuzzy. You can try resetting your receiver by pressing the ‘Reset’ button on the actual receiver box itself. You’ll also want to take note of which channel or input you have your TV set to (channel 3 in the room with the receiver or channel 60 or 73 for rooms without a receiver). For more information on DISH Network receivers visit authorized retailer DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474. You can also download DISH Network user manuals for any DISH receiver on the DISH Systems website.


  • art montgomery says:

    I have a dual system and have replaced one of my tv sets.I put the new set as my #1 station and moved the previous number 1 to #2 spot.I Cannot get the satellite on number 1 station.the only station i get is 14

    • admin says:

      Hi Art,
      First we need to identify how you had TV1 set up originally. What type of cable were you using? I’m guessing that your old TV used to be on channel 3. Once you get it to channel 3 then you can start changing the channels on it. The dish box is what changes the channels not the TV. So we have to find out how your previous TV was connected.

  • Jane Steljes says:

    I have a tv set (in another room is the #2 receiver)and cannot get the TV to operate
    properly – have snowy picture and shows #115 in top right corner. Been trying to put in #73 on actual TV to operate but doesn’t happen. The other TV that’s in another room with actual #2 receiver works fine and that’s set at #3 on the TV.
    Can you help me soonest? Would appreciate it.

  • Anthony Arfi says:

    I have a box hooked up to a smaller TV because our larger one that we were originally using broke. For about 2 months now it has been working fine, but now it suddenly stopped working. I’ve basically isolated the problem down to the fact that our box is not sending out a video signal. The TV is getting sound from both stereo signals, but there is nothing coming out of the video source. I’m not watching it from the HD component because we had to go SD when we went to our smaller older TV, but even changing the RCA Cable and the TV didn’t work.

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