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DIRECTV is the better choice over DISH for satellite TV

Unlike cable providers such as Time Warner Cable and Cox, DIRECTV is available in all 50 states. Though DISH is similar in availability, these satellite TV providers are not the same. Take a look at the differences between DIRECTV and DISH. You’ll see why over 19 million customers choose DIRECTV!

Compare America’s #1 satellite TV service to DISH

185+ full-time HD channels1 NO
DIRECTV has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction over cable for 18 years running*

HD DVR service fee included for up to 2 rooms NO
Wirelessly connect up to 8 TVs3 NO
Watch select shows up to 72 hours after they aired – even if you forget to record them4 NO

DISH Network and DIRECTV essentials

DISH Network

DISH provides satellite TV service to over 14 million customers nationwide, making it the second largest provider in the US. DISH also provides Internet and phone services, which are promoted in bundle packages but not sold individually. TV packages range from 60+ to 290+ channels and include a number of channels in HD. DISH HD DVR equipment includes the Hopper®, which can record multiple shows at once and support up to 6 TVs.


For the 18th year in a row, DIRECTV rated higher in customer satisfaction than Cable.* Customers can bundle DIRECTV with High Speed Internet, home phone and wireless services from AT&T. TV packages include hundreds of popular channels, and customers can add premium channel, sports networks and international programming packages. DIRECTV also offers HD DVR equipment like the Genie®, which can record up to 5 shows at once and wirelessly connect up to 8 TVs throughout the home.5

What makes DIRECTV the right choice for you?

High-quality programming plus advanced HD DVR equipment means excellent value.

HD and 4K programming

DIRECTV offers 185+ full-time HD channels, more than any other satellite provider.1 Superior sound and picture quality doesn’t stop there. You can also get 4K channels that bring you shows, movies and live sports broadcasts in 4K Ultra-HD.6 Get more from your TV – order now and experience TV picture and sound quality at its best! 

Unrivaled sports packages

Sports fans will find that DIRECTV is the obvious choice over DISH. Exclusive sports packages, tons of sports programming and special live 4K sports broadcasts make DIRECTV the undisputed leader in sports.7  Team up with DIRECTV for more of your favorite sports.

Advanced HD DVR service

DIRECTV’s DVR technology makes watching TV convenient. Record and store shows and movies then watch them on your time. The DIRECTV Genie lets you do more than record and play shows, like wireless connect TVs. Check out all that the Genie can do and take your TV experience further get advanced HD DVR technology when you order.

Programming and movies whenever you want

Access thousands of titles, instantly, with DIRECTV On Demand.8 Connect your HD DVR to the Internet and watch movies, documentaries and full seasons of your favorite shows. Check out DIRECTV CINEMA for some of the best new releases.9 You can also watch DIRECTV on your mobile devices with the free DIRECTV App.10 

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Choose DIRECTV over DISH and enjoy a better entertainment experience

Build a better bundle

Interested in getting all your home services in one package? You don’t have to settle with a bundle from DISH or cable companies like Comcast or Charter. Build your bundle and upgrade your home entertainment and Internet with DIRECTV and AT&T. You can also add home phone services. Call today to hear more about deals on DIRECTV, Internet and phone bundles.

Order today and save

When it comes to satellite TV vs cable, the choice is clear. Make sure you go with the best and order DIRECTV. In addition to the high-quality programming and advanced technology that DIRECTV offers, you can also take advantage of special promotions for even more value. Don’t miss out on extra ways to save – call now to order!

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