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DIRECTV beats Time Warner Cable in DVR technology and more


Compare the differences between DIRECTV and Time Warner Cable to see why satellite TV service is your best option. Along with nationwide availability, DIRECTV offers technology and value that Time Warner Cable simply can’t compare to. Get DIRECTV and get more than cable can give you.

Compare DIRECTV to TWC

DIRECTV Time Warner Cable
Available nationwide Available in select areas of 29 states
Genie available with any package – record up to 5 shows at once1 Standard HD DVR box available in most markets – record only up to 2 shows at once
Wirelessly connect up to 8 TVs to once device2 Wired connection on set-top boxes
HD DVR equipment and service included in up to 2 rooms DVR box & service fees not included
4K channels and programming3 No 4K channels or programming

Time Warner Cable basics and the merger with Charter

Time Warner Cable

Since the merger of Time, Inc. and Warner Cable in 1989, Time Warner Cable has provided cable TV service to millions of customers. Time Warner Cable offers cable TV, Internet and home phone services in 29 states. Customers can bundle services together in a variety of packages. TV packages range from 20+ to 200+ channels. Most packages are offered at an introductory price that may increase after a 12 month period.

Merger with Charter Communications

In May 2016, Time Warner Cable officially merged with Charter. The company, along with Bright House Networks, will transition all services to the Spectrum brand. The shift may affect service availability, package options and pricing for new and existing customers. You could wait to see if the altered Spectrum service is available in your area, or you could choose DIRECTV, which offers reliable satellite TV service in all 50 states.


Enjoy DIRECTV’s advantages over Time Warner Cable

Order today and get a better entertainment experience

Unmatched availability

Time Warner Cable is only available in select areas of 29 states, but satellite TV service is available virtually everywhere in the US. Don’t spend time researching areas Time Warner Cable or other providers such as Cox or Comcast are available in, because DIRECTV is available nationwide. You also don’t have to worry about transferring DIRECTV service if you move.

High-quality programming

Satellite technology delivers exceptional reception and picture. With over 185 full-time HD channels, DIRECTV has more HD channels than any other satellite provider.4 You can also enjoy channels dedicated to picture resolutions up to 4 times greater than HD with 4K Ultra-HD channels.3 Experience TV like never before – call now to upgrade your entertainment with HD and Ultra-HD programming.


Sports for every fan

If you want sports, and lots of them, you want DIRECTV, the undisputed leader in sports.5 Only DIRECTV offers you NFL SUNDAY TICKET, which brings you every live, out-of-market game, every Sunday.6 You can get sports packages that connect you to regional, national and international sports, as well as channels dedicated to specific sports.

Leader in customer satisfaction

You won’t find customer satisfaction like that from Time Warner Cable, or any other cable provider. Trust your TV service to a company with a proven record of customer satisfaction – order industry-leading satellite TV service today!


Get better entertainment. Get DIRECTV.

When it comes to entertainment and value, there’s no doubt that DIRECTV is better than the rest. You don’t have to settle for Time Warner Cable or satellite TV service from DISH. Act now and get the best deals on DIRECTV entertainment!

Data collected 8/9/16 from