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How do you set up a Hopper satellite receiver from DISH Network?

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Set up a DISH Network Hopper receiver by connecting the correct coaxial cable from your wall into the receiver. It is necessary to set up connections from the receiver to your TV through HDMI or RCA cables. You then need to follow the Install Wizard instructions on your screen after powering on your receiver. If you set it up properly, you should be able to play video by pressing the View Live TV button on your remote.

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Users must ensure all cable connections are secured and tightened during set up to avoid any signal issues. If technical issues occur, MyDish.com allows customers to live-chat with agents for immediate assistance. As of 2015, the Hopper is only available to DISH Network subscribers. Technicians complete initial DISH installations, installing the satellite dish and required cabling for new customers.

The Hopper receiver allows customers to record and store up to 2,000 hours of programming. Connecting the Hopper to a broadband Internet service adds additional access to on-demand movies and shows. The Hopper also allows DVR access through smartphones to manage recording settings and order pay-per-view programming. All Hopper receivers also include a remote locator that calls your remote to help find its location. Additional DISH equipment is available for the Hopper to access more features, such as recording up to eight shows at once.

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