About Us

Lenny Hess of 7BTV has more than 30 years experience in the satellite TV, Internet, home electronics retail and systems integration installation industry, and is a 50-year resident of the Sandpoint area.

7BTV is located at the corner of 3rd and Pine in Sandpoint, Idaho.
302 Pine Street, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

We can sell everything you need for your new installation. New flat panel TV, remote controls and HDMI interconnects for your new system. Some of the products we carry — Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Epson, JVC, Marantz, Denon, Monster, Monitor Audio, Niles, Russound, Sonos, and much more.

Want to learn about 3D and 4K and other emerging home entertainment technology? 7BTV's parent company, Hesstronics, Inc, is a member of CEDIA and attends many industry trade shows and conferences throughout the year, helping us to continue to be the best in the community at what we do.

Home Theater - using DISH, DiRECTV and CEDIA experience

What can 7BTV do for you?

Call Lenny for all of your satellite needs: installation of high speed internet; DISH, DIRECTV, HughesNet; service calls, consultations, site surveys and more.

Simplify the process: Satellite TV and Internet sales and installation provided by a local dealer. We have relationships with local builders, realtors and architects.
Local expertise: Talk to Sandpoint’s Lenny Hess (not someone from across the world).
Personalized service: Help is just a local phone call away.
What’s right for you: Lenny will guide you in the best direction to fit your needs.

home theater - installation, sales and service in Sandpoint, Idaho

Many of the services we offer

• Design, Sales, Installation, Consultation, Service and Repair
• High Speed Satellite Internet, authorized and certified Exede (previously Wildblue) installer and dealer.
• Authorized Hughes Net dealer and certified installer.

• Idaho State Electrical Specialty Contractor License # ELE-SC-22262
• Idaho State Electrical Specialty Journeyman Electrician License # ELE-SJ-16501


• Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) certified video display calibrator

• Home Acoustical Alliance (HAA) certified audio system calibrator
• Whole home control systems, lighting, monitoring, audio, video,
Home Theater, whole house music systems, intercom.
• We specialize in custom home theaters.

What is the difference between DirecTV and Dish?

Lenny: I often tell people it is like Coke or Pepsi, Ford or Chevy. They are different companies and look and feel different, but in the end you basically have the same ingredients. Probably the biggest difference is that DirecTV has exclusivity to the NFL Sunday Ticket. This is not offered on Dish or any other cable company. The ST provides out-of-market NFL games on any given Sunday during the regular season. It comes at an additional cost but is free for new customers for the first year during their annual promotion.

I personally have both at home. The HD quality and the DVR functions are great on both. The remote controls are both very good. The channels are on different numbers. The pricing is competitive, different channels in different sized packages. Apples to apples. We offer both products because at times new customers may not credit qualify for one but will for the other. Existing customers may become dissatisfied with the customer service or want to save money on their programming so they can get the other service at a promotional rate. Choice is good!

Difference between Dish and Directv

Does 7BTV offer the same deals for Dish or DirecTV that I get in the mail or see on TV?

Lenny: Yes, the national promotions you see and hear about are the same everywhere. Hesstronics, Inc is a Local Authorized Retailer/Dealer of Dish, DirecTV, HughesNet and WildBlue. The difference is that you as a customer are dealing with a local company for consultation through installation and education on your new system.

We will continue to support you with answers to questions or solutions to problems you may have after the installation and we guarantee all of our work. We will act as an advocate for you if you have an issue with the company that isn’t being resolved to your satisfaction. You can’t get that from an out-of-town company, all at the same promotional priced deal.

What other products and services do you sell?

Besides our satellite video and internet services we are an Idaho State Licensed Limited Energy Electrical Contractor. We install low voltage wiring for your security, phone, internet, audio system, lighting and other control and monitoring systems in your new or existing home. Call us to consult, design and implement the system you have dreamed about or seen on TV. We are CEDIA members (cedia.org) – Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association – and attend industry trade shows and continuing education courses to stay abreast of the industry and technology changes to better inform and serve you as you are planning and building your new home or retrofitting your existing home for today’s technology in home entertainment and security/monitoring.

Where is your store?

7BTV is currently at the corner of 3rd and Pine in Sandpoint, Idaho. We advertise continually in local media. We can come to your home to consult with you about your new service before you buy and we can do a site survey if you wish and make sure you are ordering all you need (or don’t need).

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What do you offer for Internet?

We sell DishNet and HughesNet satellite Internet services. Satellite Internet has come a long way over the past 15 years. If you currently have another satellite or internet service and are dissatisfied, do not worry. You can easily switch to DIshNet which provides download speeds up to 10Mbps and HughesNet that provides up to 15Mbps download* and 2Mbps upload speeds. All starting at under $50.00 per month. Call to find out more about these exciting new services available now in your area!

Available on the Power MAX Service plan only. Actual speeds may vary and are not guaranteed.

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