What Are the Main Features of a Satellite Receiver?


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Some of the main features of satellite receivers include internal storage, high-definition capability and remote management and playback. Some receivers are also equipped with an integrated digital video recording functionality.

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Most satellite boxes, such as JVC's TUDVR94RU, come with a built-in storage drive. This JVC model provides 250 gigabytes of storage space for both HD and standard-definition recording. Other features include a USB port, caller ID functionality, dual satellite tuners for independent viewing, two universal remote control devices and simultaneous viewing of two different programs with its picture-in-picture capability.

Dish Network's satellite receiver Hopper offers 2 terabytes of storage space, which is capable of saving up to 500 hours of HD data and 2,000 hours of SD content. This satellite receiver also supports wired and wireless Internet connections.

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