How To Easily Compare Different Satellite TV Providers

By: David Johnson

When you are in the market for satellite TV it is easy toget lost and discouraged in the huge sea of programming options and offers.Begin by comparing the different programming packages and channels each companyhas to offer. The main two companies in the satellite TV industry are DishNetwork and Direct TV.

When you go with Dish Network you will be able to upgrade toadditional services such as HDTV with the equipment coming free with thesubscription upgrade. Dish offers their customers thirty different highdefinition channels that are totally devoted to HDTV. This is a must have foranyone who has already invested money in to a HDTV and a nice speaker system.

Dish Network also manages to offer a slightly largerchannels selection than its major competitor, with more than one hundred andeighty purely digital channels. You can also get access to more than thirtydifferent sports dedicated networks and additional subscriptions such as theNHL Center Ice and the NBA League Pass. Dish Network also offers many foreignlanguage programming in multiple languages, and more than one hundred localchannels available. Dish Network is available for anyone in the United States, regardless of where you are.

Dish Network has more than twelve different base packages tooffer their customers, with all of their packages including more than onehundred channels. Their entry level package, the America'sTop 100 has one hundred of the most popular channels in the United States. If you want more options you canupgrade to the America'sTop 200, America'sTop 250, and America'sEverything Pak which is the biggest package you can get through Dish Network.

Dish Network also offers several additional services andupgrades such as their HDTV channels and equipment, and the digital videorecorder. When you subscribe to any one of Dish Network's additional servicesor channels you will automatically get a free equipment upgrade, making iteasier and more affordable than ever to upgrade! With a DVR you are able todigitally record and store up to one hundred hours of your favorite programmingdirectly on to the hard drive of your receiver.?

You can also go with Direct TV, which is the nation's numberone service provider if you go by the total number of subscribers. Direct TVclaims that they offer more channels dollar for dollar than any other serviceprovider in the industry. It is true that Direct TV offers a lower amount ofchannels than Dish Network but it also offers a few exclusive programmingoptions such as the popular NFL Sunday Ticket, every football fan's must havesubscription.

Direct TV manages to stay ahead of the competition byoffering their customers special incentives including free receivers, satelliteTV dishes, and even programming upgrades. Direct TV offers more than onehundred and fifty channels total, with more than thirty different sportsnetworks. Direct TV also offers foreign language programming in both Spanishand ChineseFree Articles, and also offers eight high definition TV channels.

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