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Which Satellite TV Provider Features The Best Services?

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 202

Looking for satellite TV service? Need to know which provider is best? Here is a comparison of Dish Network and DirecTV to help you make up your own mind.


So far as rankings go, the American Customer Service Index has determined that Dish Network is number one in customer satisfaction, while DirecTV comes in at number two.


Dish Network has got around 350 satellite television channels, including 200 High definition channels, 112 music channels, 60 Sirius radio channels, plus 28 international channels. Furthermore, they feature more than 70 pay-per-view movies per month, 7 sports packages, plus they include your local stations.

DirecTV consists of more than 250 satellite television channels, 160 HD channels, 70 XM Satellite Radio and Sonic Tap channels, and 15 international channels. They have 9 sports packages, 60 pay-per-view movies monthly, and local channels are included.

Sports Channels

Dish Network offers 12 sports packages, with rates ranging from $7 monthly for the NFL Red Zone, to a one time payment of $123 for NHL Center Ice.

DirecTV offers 35 sports packages, 28 of which are in High definition. Prices begin at $29.99 a month for their Sports Pack, and go up to a one time payment of $299 for the popular NFL Sunday Ticket.

Satellite Television Equipment

With Dish Network you receive a top-of-the-line satellite TV system, including the satellite dish, receivers, plus remotes. You will have the option of getting a DVR receiver, an HD receiver, or an HD/DVR receiver at no extra charge.

Installation time is usually 1 to 5 days after you buy their service, and installation is free in up to 6 rooms of your home.

DirecTV will give you a new satellite TV system, and they also give you the option of ordering a DVR receiver, High definition receiver, or HD/DVR receiver. But in order to get one you have to buy a higher-priced package than their entry-level package.

Installation in as many as 4 rooms is free and your installer will show you how to operate your satellite system. DirecTV's installation time is 1 to 5 business days after you buy their service.

Support Services

Both Dish Network and DirecTV provide 24/7 online and telephone customer service. Although you may have to wait a while before your email or phone call is answered, once you get through your customer service rep can normally resolve your issue within a few minutes.


Dish Network's basic package - America's Top 120 - is currently $29.99 monthly for 120 TV channels, 35 music channels, plus HBO, Starz, Cinemax, and Showtime for 3 months. There's also a family package - Dish Family - which is made up of 55 channels geared toward children and family viewing.

DirecTV's basic package is $29.99 a month for 150 TV channels, 48 music channels, plus Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, and HBO for three months..

In A Nutshell

When comparing the two satellite TV providers, Dish Network is the winner when it comes to the most TV channels, the most music channels, the most variety, and the best deal on HD and DVR receivers.

DirecTV is the winner when it comes to the best number of sports packages.

Click the following link to compare satellite tv providers and to find out where you'll get the cheapest price on satellite television service.

Click the link that follows to look at a youtube video that shows you just what Dish Network TV has to offer you as well as where you can get the cheapest prices on their program packages: Dish Network TV deals.

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