There is a great deal of boasting out there regarding which of the two satellite television providers - Dish Network or DirecTV - offers the better service and the best system for the cheapest price. This video gives you a satellite TV review of both providers so you can judge for yourself which one is the best for you.
Dish Network ServicesDish Network is the fastest growing satellite television company within the U.S., with 14.5 million customers and growing, and they’re rated number one in customer satisfaction by the ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index).
They’ve got more than 350 satellite television channels, 112 music stations, 200 hi-def channels, 75 pay-per-view motion pictures and events a month, and more than 25,000 streaming videos. They have got the most TV channels, the most pay-per-view videos, the most music stations, the most high definition channels, plus the most streaming videos.
After you buy Dish Network’s service you receive a free satellite television system together with a Hopper DVR, and your system will be installed for free in as many as 6 rooms.
Using Dish Network’s Hopper you are able to fast forward, rewind, and pause a live television show, record 5 programs while you’re watching another program simultaneously, and you may record 500 hours of HD programs, or 2,000 hours of standard definition programs.
DirecTV is the largest satellite television provider within the U.S., having 16 million customers, and is currently rated second in customer satisfaction of all satellite and cable television providers.
DirecTV has 265 satellite television channels, 70 XM plus Sonic Tap music channels, 60 pay-per-view movies per month, 160 HD channels, plus more than 10,000 streaming videos.
With a DirecTV package you receive a free satellite television system, including the Genie receiver/DVR, in as many as 4 rooms of your house, plus your system will be installed free of charge. The Genie DVR offers you the option of recording 4 shows at the same time, or recording 3 shows as you view a different show. It is able to record 250 hours of HD programming or 1,000 hours of standard programming.
Dish Network’s Best Deal
At $19.99 monthly, Dish Network’s Smart Pack happens to be the least expensive satellite television package deal out there. It’s got 55 satellite television channels, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz for 3 months, and Blockbuster @Home streaming videos. You will also get all your local channels plus installation of the system is free of charge.
They also have a package - the Top 120 - that is $24.99 monthly. It consists of 190 TV channels as well as free HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz for 3 months, HD for life, Blockbuster @Home streaming videos, and 35 music stations.
DirecTV’s Best Deal
At $29.99 DrecTV’s cheapest package is the Entertainment package that includes 140 television channels, On Demand streaming videos, for 3 months, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz, your local channels, plus installation of the system is free of charge.
The best offer by far is either Dish Network’s Smart Pack at $19.99 or even their Top 120 package deal at $24.99, since they provide you with the most television channels, the most music stations, and the most streaming videos and pay-per-view motion pictures at the very best price.