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Compare DISH and DirecTV: DISH Gives You More

DISH saves you an average of $456 vs. DirecTV over two years. And not only do you pay less — you also get more:
  • DISH gives you more channels than DirecTV, including Encore, EpicTV, FOX Movie Channel, ESPN, FOX Sports and Movieplex.
  • If you like cartoons on Boomerang, then DISH is your answer — because you don’t get Boomerang with DirecTV.
  • You get 50 premium channels free for three months.
Package Name AT120+ Select (not bundled with AT&T Wireless or Internet)
Channel Count 190+ 145+
Includes ESPN Yes No
Advertised Monthly Price $49.99 $50.00
1st TV Receiver Fee $0.00 $0.00
Local Channels Fee $0.00 $0.00
Regional Sports Fee* $0.00 RSNs not available
HD Programming Fee $0.00 $0.00
First Year Monthly Price $49.99 $50.00
Contract Period 2 Years 2 Years
Price Protection 2-Year Price Guarantee 1 Year
Price increase at end of first year $0.00 $38.00
Second Year Monthly Price $49.99 $88.00
Fee Total for 2 Years N/A $456
Bottom Line: DISH saves you an average of $456 over 2 years.

All data found on 4/11/2016. DirecTV – National Offer – non-AT&T wireless or internet customer

Requires credit qualification, 24-mo. commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. 1 TV included. Upfront fees, taxes and state-specific surcharges may apply.

*Maximum fee. Amount varies by geographic location.

Record up to 16 shows at once (Hopper 3) Yes No
Watch 100% of Your Live TV Channels Anywhere Yes No
Watch 100% of Your DVR Recordings Anywhere Yes No
Watch OnDemand Anywhere Yes No
Instantly skip commercials during your favorite shows Yes No
Hours of HD Recording Storage 500 200
Built-in Netflix app for easy access Yes No
HD Programming Fee $0.00 $0.00
Wireless Receivers Available Yes Yes
Bluetooth Audio Yes Yes
Remote Locator Yes No
Easily record primetime content from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox Yes No
Bottom Line: DISH gives you 2X more storage, 100% of your live and recorded programs and tons of OnDemand content on the go, and built-in Netflix.
Nationwide Availability Yes Yes
Free Standard Professional Installation Yes Yes
Call Center Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010 #1 #2
Website Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010 #1 #2
Clearest Bill to Understand Ranking Since 2010 #1 #2
Lowest Customer Complaint Rate Ranking Since 2010 #1 #3
Bottom Line: DISH has the best service in the industry, ranking higher than DirecTV since 2010 in call center satisfaction, website satisfaction, clearest bill to understand and lowest customer complaint rate.

*Based on the average American Customer Satisfaction Index comparison of major TV providers (2010-2015).

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to household consumers in the United States.

Only With DISH:

Amazing Hopper 3 Technology

Only the Hopper 3 gives you the ability to instantly skip commercials while watching select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC recorded with PrimeTime Anytime. Plus, you can record up to 16 shows at once and never miss a show again! On top of that — watch four sports events on the same screen, and keep up with the scores of all the big games without changing channels. When you compare DirecTV and DISH, the picture is clearer than ever.

Only DISH gives you:

  • Two times more DVR storage space for recording shows
  • The ability to watch 100 percent of your live channels anywhere
  • The DISH Anywhere app so you can watch your shows on any device
  • The ability to directly access Netflix without changing inputs
  • A voice remote to control your TV without lifting a finger

DISH’s average rank since 2010 is higher than DirecTV’s in these ACSI Service Categories: call center satisfaction, website satisfaction, clearest bill to understand and lowest customer complaint rate. If you want the best service, sign up for DISH.

DISH just gives you more!

Award Winning Service

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Based on the average American Customer Satisfaction Index comparison of major TV providers (2010-2015). 2Based on a nationwide study of signal reception by DISH customers.
#1 Customer Satisfaction Since 2010
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5/ 5

"DISH is cheaper, better deal, best customer service. DISH's equipment is user-friendly and easy to use."

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5/ 5

"Customer service is better, pricing better and DISH has no hidden charges."

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5/ 5

"DISH has some really great features. The DVR has a huge amount of space which has been awesome given that everyone in the family records programs. We have really enjoyed using DISH and would recommend it."

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5/ 5

"Love the Hopper and all it has to offer. DISH is the best with service and quality everything that you want without having to go elsewhere. Great service techs. Wouldn't go anywhere else."