EchoStar releases combination satellite receiver with built-in DVD player

EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:DISH; Nasdaq:DISHP) demonstrated today at the annual Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association industry trade show in Las Vegas the world’s first combination satellite television receiver with a built-in DVD player — DISH DVD Model 5422. The DISH DVD satellite TV receiver with a DISH 500 system will be available to consumers for only $399 during late summer 2000.

DISH DVD offers consumers two home theater components in one, providing a convenient, affordable way to watch their favorite DVD movies as well as hundreds of channels of popular DISH Network programming, such as Discovery, ESPN, Disney and more, all with crisp pictures and crystal-clear, CD-quality sound. The DISH DVD player includes DVD-specific controls that heighten the viewer’s interaction and movie experience, such as multiple language options and subtitle tracks, multiple angles, title and chapter navigation, plus the ability to view special DVD content, such as interviews and commentaries. The DVD player also features four fast-forward and rewind speeds and four forward and reverse slow-motion speeds to control on-screen viewing. Dolby Digital(TM) sound is available with DVD movies and many channels of DISH Network programming. Plus DISH DVD plays your favorite musical compact discs as well.

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