Dish Network vs DirecTV: The Race is Still On

By: Allison Jane
Competition being what it is, both Dish Network and DirecTV offer similar services and constantly adjust to add features and outdo their rivals. But will all those similarities, there are still differences between them which include the subscription fees and the programming. Here are some of the things that you need to know before choosing which among the two satellite tv providers you will purchase: Both Dish Network and Direct TV offers free satellite TV equipment: the dish, receivers and free installation in up to four rooms of your home. Direct TV and Dish Network also offer continuous special promotions and sales, no one should ever have to pay for either installation or basic equipment from either company. The difference is, you can get a DVR receiver or an HDTV receiver for free on Dish Network, while you have to pay for it on DirecTV at a high cost.The price of the two providers depends on the packages that a subscriber wants.

Both offer a starter basic package at around $20 per month or less, with more complex premium style packages, but with more add-on sports, movie and specialty programming running, it will cost you as high as $100 or more per month. You can have almost 200 channels on both providers. The only difference is their pricing. On Dish Network, you can have it for as low as 40 dollars per month on 60 channels while DirecTV offers? 50 dollars for 115 channels.Direct TV pulls its signal from the southern sky, while Dish Network gets its signal from the opposite direction (the northern sky). So, if a consumer does not have a clear view of either of these horizons, it could interferer with signal reception from one particular company. Both satellite tv providers offer customer service with 24/7 online support and? toll-free telephone support. Dish Network is ranked number one while DirecTV? ranked number two when it comes to customer satisfaction among all the cable and satellite TV providers. ?It's true that this race between Dish Network and DirecTV will never seem to end yet. Consumers still have rights to choose what they want. Each type of service may have differencesHealth Fitness Articles, but it is up to you to decide as long as it gives you and your family the entertainment that you want.

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