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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Comparing Satellite Television - Dish Network And DirecTV Reviewed 

At first glance the two major satellite television companies - Dish Network and Directv - appear quite similar. But look just a little closer and I think you'll discover there are a lot of difference. Here's a a satellite TV review..

Program Services

DIRECTV has got 265 satellite television channels, while DISH Network has got 320 channels. Dish Network has got 320 channels, DirecTV has 265 channels. The satellite channels from both of these companies include a selection of categories including motion pictures, TV news, sporting events, variety shows, network programming, weather, reality shows, special interest programs and foreign channels.

DIRECTV fees begin at $29.99 per month for 150 channels, which includes local channels - ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and The CW channel. Program fees for Dish Network start at $24.95 for 190 channels which includes your local channels including NBC, CBS, FOX, along with ABC.

DIRECTV And DISH Network Movies Service

The two providers include 31 movie channels from HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz. Movie channel rates start at $13 per month for Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz, and $16 for HBO.

DIRECTV and DISH Network Pay-Per-View Features

With pay-per-view you'll have a newly released motion picture sent to your receiver so can view a film without the need to stop at a video store to have it. DIRECTV provides 60 motion pictures per month, plus sporting events and special attractions, with fees starting at $3.99 for each video. For under $3.99 you're able to rent a movie from DISH Network, which offers 75 motion pictures per month.

DIRECTV And DISH Network Music Features

With DIRECTV you will get 9 Sonic Tap music channels together with 56 XM satellite radio channels. With DISH Network you will get 64 SiriusXM satellite radio stations together with 52 music channels. All of the radio and music programs from both providers are broadcast in digital audio which gives you a clear, vibrant sound, and broadcasts are commercial free.

Satellite Television Equipment

DIRECTV provides a free satellite system in as many as 4 rooms of your home along with free installation of that system when you purchase their services, while DISH Network provides a free satellite system installed in as many as 6 rooms of your home when you purchase their service. The two companies provide you the choice of upgrading your receivers to an HD receiver for high-def reception, a DVR receiver to be able to record your television shows, or a combination HD/DVR receiver to get the best of both worlds.

DIRECTV and DISH Network Support Services

If you experience issues with your satellite television system, or perhaps have questions about using it, both providers have got a 24-hour toll-free customer hotline as well as an internet based customer support feature so you can get assistance when it's needed.

In Closing

When it comes to equipment, DIRECTV and DISH Network's dishes and receivers are similar in quality and design. Nevertheless, I find DISH Network's remote and their program guide to be a little more user friendly when compared with DIRECTV's.

As far as the programs offered by the two companies, Dish Network offers the most TV channels, the most variety, the most music channels, as well as the most pay-per-view movies and events. DIRECTV has the most sporting events programming which includes the popular NFL Sunday Ticket.

DIRECTV has got 160 hi-def channels, while DISH Network has got 200 hi-def channels.

If you're looking for the most variety as well as the best rate for satellite television service, then the best choice will be DISH Network. If sporting events is your thing, then you'll want to buy DIRECTV.

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