DISH Packages vs. DIRECTV Packages
Who offers the best TV package for the lowest price?
|DIRECTV Package||Price||Channels||DISH TV Package||Price||Channels|
|ENTERTAINMENT||$55.00/mo||150+||America’s Top 120™||$54.99/mo||190+|
|CHOICE™||$60.00/mo||150+||America’s Top 120™ Plus||$54.99/mo||190+|
|XTRA||$70.00/mo||220+||America’s Top 200™||$69.99/mo||240+|
|ULTIMATE||$75.00/mo||240+||America’s Top 250™||$79.99/mo||290+|
|PREMIER™||$125.00/mo||315+||America’s Everything™ Pak||$144.99/mo||315+|
Summary: DISH and DIRECTV offer nearly identical programming. DISH customers save an average of $456 over a 2 year period.
DISH Service vs. DIRECTV Service
Does DISH Network or DIRECTV have better customer service?
|SERVICE||DISH NETWORK – Winner||DIRECTV|
|Free Standard Professional Installation||Yes||Yes|
|5 Year Customer Satisfaction Rating – Call Center||#1||#2|
|5 Year Customer Satisfaction Rating – Website||#1||#2|
|5 Year Customer Satisfaction Rating – Clearest Bill to Understand||#1||#2|
|5 Year Customer Satisfaction Rating – Lowest Customer Complaints||#1||#2|
Summary: Based on the American Customer Satisfaction Index comparison of major TV providers (2010-2016), DISH has consistently delivered a better customer experience.
DISH and DIRECTV Promotional Offer Comparison
Which Satellite TV provider offers the best deal for new customers?
|PROMOTION DETAIL||DISH NETWORK – Winner||DIRECTV|
|Number of Channels||190+||145+|
|Local Programing Fee||$0||$0|
|Local Sports Fee||$0||Not available|
|HD Programming Cost||$0||$0|
|Contract Term||2 Years||2 Years|
|Price Protection||2-year Price Guarantee||1 Year|
|Annual Price Increase||$0||$38|
|Second Year Monthly Pricing||$54.99||$88.00|
Summary: The 2-Year Price Guarantee from DISH, locks in a price of $54.99 per month for 2 years and does not require an internet contract. To qualify for DIRECTV’s promotional price, customers must also sign up for AT&T internet service.
Technology Comparison for DISH and DIRECTV
Who has the best DVR?
|TECHNOLOGY||DISH Hopper 3 – Winner||DIRECTV Genie|
|DVR Name||Hopper 3||Genie|
|Installation Charges||None (up to 6 rooms)||None (up to 4 rooms)|
|Additional DVRs/Service||Joey, Wally||Genie Lite, Genie Mini|
|Live TV Anywhere||Yes||No|
|DVR Access Anywhere||Yes||No|
|Storage Capacity||2 TB (USB expandable)||1 TB (Not Expandable)|
|Apps||Netflix, Sling TV integration||None|
|Wireless Receivers Available||Yes||Yes|
|Simutaneous recordings per main DVR||19||5|
Summary: The DISH Hopper 3 is a more powerful DVR than the DIRECTV HD GENIE. It is capable of recording 16 channels of live TV simultaneously, includes more internal storage that can be easily expanded through it’s built in USB ports. Watch Anywhere features for DIRECTV requires the $145 Nomad. DISH also offers 4K programming via Hopper 3, 4K Joey, and Netflix 4K programming.
DISH and DIRECTV Sports Package Comparison
Compare which sports channels appear on DISH and DIRECTV
|Sports Package||DIRECTV – Winner||DISH NETWORK|
|NFL Sunday Ticket (Every Game)||YES||NO|
|NHL Center Ice (40 Games)||YES||YES|
|NBA League Pass (40 Games)||YES||YES|
|ESPN Full Court College Basketball||YES||YES|
|ESPN GamePlan College Football||YES||YES|
|MLS Direct Kick||YES||YES|
|Fox Soccer Plus||YES||YES|
|Racetrack Television Network||NO||YES|
Summary: ESPN is standard in both DISH and DIRECTV. DIRECTV has NFL Sunday Ticket, a popular programming option that some people prefer.
DISH vs. DIRECTV Conclusion
The winner in our hands-on comparison of DISH vs DIRECTV is DISH Network.
DISH Network provides the best entertainment at the lowest cost per month. DIRECTV simply can’t match the low price, quality features or advanced technology that comes with DISH TV Packages. We have the best offers. Choose your favorite channels from DISH and start saving today!
DISH and DirecTV are considered premium satellite TV services. Both deliver a high-quality television experience. Certain differences are stark. With DISH, you will see a much lower monthly bill. You’ll get free standard professional installation, your choice of a 12-month discount on your channel package or a single low price for your entire 24-month contract.
Sign up for DISH satellite service and live the dream. Skip commercials during prime-time with superior technology! You won’t be able to do that with DIRECTV or any other cable TV provider. Make sure you don’t miss any of your favorite shows by recording up to 8 shows at once with the award-winning Hopper (only 6 with DIRECTV), watch live TV anywhere (only recording with DIRECTV,) and get 2TB of storage (that’s twice as much as DIRECTV). Also, get a free trial of the premium channels like HBO and free account activation which they base on approved credit and a 24-month agreement. When DISH and DIRECTV go head to head, you win! Dollar for dollar, DISH is the best choice in satellite television.
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