It’s not surprise to know that both Dish Network and DirecTV’s offers are more or less the same, as both companies are offering their services based on the same technology. Both satellite companies are offering their service in a great bargain, giving out free satellite systems, free DVR and HD systems, as well as valuable incentive gifts. In fact the TV programming choices are more or less the same as well with Dish and DirecTV.
Comparing the basics
So Dish Network and DirecTV, who shall we choose? Let’s check out the basics to know before we move on for the comparison guide:
Both Dish and DirecTV offer free satellite and DVR equipment. While the offers look pretty the same but it’s actually not if you study detail enough. Dish Network’s equipments are granted with 18 months warranty; while DirecTV has only 1 year – that’s a six month different. Further more, DirecTV charge extra $4.99 per TV if you want to connect your system to extra TVs; while Dish Network cost zero. In other words, you get better bargains with Dish Network when you are ordering more ‘TVs’.
Dish Network programming are packed as Dish Family, America’s Top 100, Top 200, Top 250; while for DirecTV, shoppers get to choose from DirecTV Choice, Choice XTra, Plus, Premier, and Family. Dish Network programming package pricing range from $19.99 to $89.99 per month; while DirecTV monthly subscription fees are a little higher, from $29.99 to $99.99.
Both DirecTV and Dish Network have about 250 TV channels for their users to choose from. (That’s more than you can watch huh!) In term of programming choices, Dish has better advantage in term of International programming (such as Spanish channels in Latino Dos package and Chinese channels in Great Wall TV package); DirecTV on the other hand covers more sport actions around the States. NFL Sunday Ticket and Nascar HotShots are the sport packages where you can only find with DirecTV.
Dish Network or DirecTV? Pick the right deal
Moment of truth, Dish Network and DirecTV, who should you go for? Well, that’s an answer that only you can answer yourself. Are you a NFL fans that wish to get more NFL actions? Are you willing to pay a little higher monthly subscription fees for DirecTV? Does programming in Great Wall TV package interest you?
Also, High definition Television (or HDTV) is becoming the latest trend in TV industry – Do you have one in home? If so, the availability of HD channels might be one of your considerations when choosing between Dish Network and DirecTV. Dish is so far the best TV company that’s offering more than 30 HD channels. DirecTV and other cable companies cannot even come close to that level.
General speaking, shoppers who are more into sport channels normally go for DirecTV; while others (especially those with HDTV) normally enjoy Dish Network, for a lower monthly subscription fees.