If you want the very best satellite TV service, you want a service provider which gives the best variety of programs, the best equipment, the best customer support, along with the best deal.
Here’s a comparison of both U.S. providers - DirecTV and Dish Network - that will show you which one is the ideal one for you:
The Most Channels
Dish Network offers 400 satellite TV channels with 200 channels which are broadcast in HD (high definition). They also have 52 of their own music channels, 60 Sirius satellite radio channels, and offer 60 pay-per-view movies per month.
Dish Network offers 28 international channels including African, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Israeli, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Asian, and Spanish channels.
DirecTV offers 285 channels as well as 160 channels that are broadcast in High def. They also have 80 Sonic Tap music channels, and they also provide 55 pay-per-view movies monthly.
DirecTV offers 9 international channels including Brazilian, Cantonese, Korean, Filipino, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
On-Demand Shows And Movies
Dish Network as well as DirecTV provide thousands of free streaming, on-demand TV shows and movies you can watch anytime on your TV, personal computer, iPod, iPad, or other hand-held device.
Dish Network offers 13 sports packages including NFL Red Zone, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBA League Pass, as well as the Outdoor Channel.
DirecTV provides 17 sports packages including NFL Sunday Ticket, NASCAR HotPass, Grand Slam Golf, and NBA League Pass, MLB Extra Innings.
Any time you purchase a Dish Network package you receive a free satellite television dish, free receivers, in addition to free universal remote controls. Professional installation is free of charge in up to 6 rooms, and your installer will show you how to operate your system.
Dish Network offers you the option of getting a free HD receiver for High definition programming, a free DVR receiver so that you can record up to 200 hours of your shows, or a free combination HD/DVR receiver. Their dish and receivers are all state-of-the-art.
DirecTV will provide you with a free satellite television dish, receivers, plus universal remotes. Professional installation is free in up to 4 rooms, and your installer will show you how to operate your system.
With DirecTV you will have the option of ordering a free High definition receiver, a free DVR receiver that records up to 100 hours of programming, or an HD/DVR receiver. However, in order to get these receivers you need to buy a higher-priced package than their entry-level package. DirecTV’s equipment is state-of-the-art.
The American Customer Service Index rates Dish Network best in customer support among all the U.S. cable and satellite TV companies, while DirecTV comes in at number 2.
Dish Network’s lowest cost package is $24.99 per month. This package has got 190+ channels, free HBO, Cinemax, Starz and Showtime for 3 months, 35 music channels, and includes your local channels.
DirecTV’s most affordable package is $29.99 monthly. This package provides 150+ channels, 55 music channels, and includes your local channels.
The Winner Is ….
Dish Network is the clear winner when it comes to the most television channels, the most music channels, the most pay-per-view movies, the best deal on HD as well as DVR receivers, and the best customer support.
DirecTV, however, provides you with the most channels for an entry-level package, plus the most sports packages of the two satellite TV companies.