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DIRECTV vs Cox: See why cable can’t compare

You have the choice between satellite TV and cable TV. The choice is clear when you compare DIRECTV and Cox. Check out the differences between the two services below. You’ll see that you get more entertainment and better technology with trusted satellite TV service over cable providers.

DIRECTV vs Cox at a Glance

DIRECTV Cox Communications
Wirelessly connect up to 8 TVs1 Wired connection required on mini boxes
Nationwide availability Service only in select areas of 18 states
DIRECTV has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction over cable for 18 years running*

Lower in customer satisfaction than DIRECTV

Contrast Cox Communications to DIRECTV

Cox Communications

Founded in 1962, Cox Communications is a cable provider based in Atlanta, GA. Cox is one of the largest cable providers behind Charter and Time Warner Cable with over 6 million customers across 18 states. Customers within the Cox service area can choose from cable TV, Internet, home phone and home security services. Like other cable and satellite providers, Cox offers multiple services together in bundle packages.


DIRECTV launched service in 1994 and has been a leader in satellite TV ever since. DIRECTV serves over 19 million customers across all 50 states, and is the largest satellite TV provider in the US over DISH. Customers can choose from packages with hundreds of popular channels with the option to add premium channels, sports networks and international packages. Bundles featuring satellite TV, High Speed Internet and home phone from AT&T are also available.

Unleash your entertainment with DIRECTV

Choose DIRECTV over Cox and experience TV at its best.

Top HD DVR technology

Upgrade with Genie HD DVR and take control of how and when you watch TV. Record up to 5 shows at once.3 Watch two shows on the same screen.4 Discover new shows with Genie Recommends.5 And the best part? You can get DIRECTV’s leading HD DVR technology with any package. Upgrade to Genie to experience TV like never before.

Unrivaled sports programming

If you can’t get enough sports, look no further than DIRECTV, the undisputed leader in sports.6 It’s the only way to get exclusive football packages, to keep you in the game all season long. You can also enjoy regional, national and international sports programming on a variety of sports channels and networks. Order today and enjoy the game.

HD and 4K channels

You can enjoy more of your favorite movies, sports, local programming and dramas in HD. DIRECTV offers over 185 full-time HD channels.8 And if you enjoy HD, you’ll love 4K. Experience 4K sports, programming, movies and more on DIRECTV 4K channels.9 Tap into your TV’s potential with DIRECTV– order today and experience superior audio and video quality.

Nationwide service and customer satisfaction

While Cox is limited to the areas it can offer service, DIRECTV is available nearly anywhere in the US. Nationwide availability makes getting and transferring service when you move hassle-free. With convenient, reliable service, it’s no wonder that for the 18th year in a row, DIRECTV rated higher in customer satisfaction than Cable.*

Call now to order DIRECTV!

You don’t have to settle for Cox, Comcast or any other cable provider in your area thanks to DIRECTV. One call is all it takes to ditch cable and join over 19 million DIRECTV customers. Order today to get the best TV and bundle deals in your area.

Data collected 8/10/16 from

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