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DISH vs. Comcast Xfinity



The new Flex Pack from Dish offers flexibility like never before and has no comparable offers from our competition. Learn more about Flex Pack HERE. To see the value for yourself on our standard offers against competition see the chart below.


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Package Name
Channel Count
Includes RedZone
Includes NFL Network
Includes ESPN
Advertised Monthly Price
1st TV Receiver Fee
Local Channels Fee
Regional Sports Fee*
HD Programming Fee
First Year Monthly Price
Contract Period
Price Protection
Price increase at end of first year
Second Year Monthly Price
Fee Total for 2 Years
AT120+Package Name
190+Channel Count
YesIncludes RedZone
YesIncludes NFL Network
YesIncludes ESPN
$54.99Advertised Monthly Price
$0.001st TV Receiver Fee
$0.00Local Channels Fee
$0.00Regional Sports Fee*
$0.00HD Programming Fee
$54.99First Year Monthly Price
2 YearsContract Period
2-Year Price GuaranteePrice Protection
$0.00Price increase at end of first year
$54.99Second Year Monthly Price
N/AFee Total for 2 Years

Comcast

Digital StarterPackage Name

140+Channel Count

NoIncludes RedZone

NoIncludes NFL Network

YesIncludes ESPN

$44.99Advertised Monthly Price

$0.001st TV Receiver Fee

$5.00Local Channels Fee

$3.00Regional Sports Fee*

$10.00HD Programming Fee

$62.99First Year Monthly Price

1 yearContract Period

1 YearPrice Protection

$26.00Price increase at end of first year

$88.99Second Year Monthly Price

$744Fee Total for 2 Years

Bottom Line: DISH saves you $504 over 2 years.

All data found on 4/11/2016.
Comcast - Denver

Requires credit qualification, 24-mo. commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. 1 TV included. Upfront fees, taxes and state-specific surcharges may apply.

*Maximum fee. Amount varies by geographic location.

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Nationwide Availability
Free Standard Professional Installation
Call Center Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010
Website Satisfaction Ranking
Since 2010
Clearest Bill to Understand Ranking Since 2010
Lowest Customer Complaint Rate Ranking Since 2010
YesNationwide Coverage
YesFree Standard Professional Installation
#1Call Center Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010
#1Website Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010
#1Clearest Bill to Understand Ranking Since 2010
#1Lowest Customer Complaint Rate Ranking Since 2010

Comcast

NoNationwide Coverage

NoFree Standard Professional Installation

#8Call Center Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010

#7Website Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010

#7Clearest Bill to Understand Ranking Since 2010

#8Lowest Customer Complaint Rate Ranking Since 2010

Bottom Line: DISH has the best service in the industry, ranking higher than Charter since 2010 in call center satisfaction, website satisfaction, clearest bill to understand and lowest customer complaint rate.

*Based on the average American Customer Satisfaction Index comparison of major TV providers (2010-2015).

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to household consumers in the United States.

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Record up to 16 shows at once (Hopper 3)

Yes 16 shows seems like a lot but this feature also lets you do a whole lot more with your TV service. Learn more about the Hopper 3.

Watch 100% of Your Live TV Channels Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

Watch 100% of Your DVR Recordings Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

Watch OnDemand Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

Instantly skip commercials during your favorite shows1
Hours of HD Recording Storage
Built-in Netflix app for easy access
Wireless Receivers Available

A well-designed entertainment center should be clean and welcoming without annoying cables in the way. That’s why we designed the Wireless Joey. Learn more about the Wireless Joey.

Bluetooth Audio

DISH’s Hopper DVR offers a Bluetooth® audio streaming feature that gives you the ability to listen to TV via Bluetooth headphones. This makes it easier to stay engaged with what’s happening on TV while cleaning, cooking, exercising and more.

Remote Locator

Remote Finder eliminates the frustration from the constant game of hide-and-seek with your remote. Learn more about the Remote Locator.

Easily record primetime content from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox

As much as we want to watch the latest episodes of our favorite primetime shows, sometimes we just don't have the time to do so. With PrimeTime Anytime, this problem is a thing of the past.

YesRecord up to 16 shows at once (Hopper 3)

Yes 16 shows seems like a lot but this feature also lets you do a whole lot more with your TV service. Learn more about the Hopper 3.

YesWatch 100% of Your Live TV Channels Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

YesWatch 100% of Your DVR Recordings Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

YesWatch OnDemand Anywhere

Watch 100% of your live TV, 100% of your recorded TV and tons OnDemand content from Anywhere. Learn more about the Dish Anywhere.

YesInstantly skip commercials during your favorite shows1
500Hours of HD Recording Storage
YesBuilt-in Netflix app for easy access
YesWireless Receivers Available

A well-designed entertainment center should be clean and welcoming without annoying cables in the way. That’s why we designed the Wireless Joey. Learn more about the Wireless Joey.

YesBluetooth Audio

DISH’s Hopper DVR offers a Bluetooth® audio streaming feature that gives you the ability to listen to TV via Bluetooth headphones. This makes it easier to stay engaged with what’s happening on TV while cleaning, cooking, exercising and more.

YesRemote Locator

Remote Finder eliminates the frustration from the constant game of hide-and-seek with your remote. Learn more about the Remote Locator.

YesEasily record primetime content from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox

As much as we want to watch the latest episodes of our favorite primetime shows, sometimes we just don't have the time to do so. With PrimeTime Anytime, this problem is a thing of the past.

Comcast

NoRecord up to 16 shows at once (Hopper 3)

NoWatch 100% of Your Live TV Channels Anywhere

YesWatch 100% of Your DVR Recordings Anywhere

YesWatch OnDemand Anywhere

NoInstantly skip commercials during your favorite shows1

60Hours of HD Recording Storage

NoBuilt-in Netflix for easy access

NoWireless Receivers Available

NoBluetooth Audio

NoRemote Locator

NoEasily record primetime content from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox

Bottom Line: DISH gives you 4X more storage, bluetooth audio, a remote control locator and the ability to watch and record 16 shows at once.

1Commercial skip feature is available at varying times, starting the day after airing, for select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC recorded with PrimeTime Anytime.

When You Compare DISH to Comcast, DISH Wins

DISH saves you an average of $624 over Xfinity during your first two years. Plus, compare Comcast and DISH channels — you get more for your money with DISH. Take a look:

  • If you like cartoons on Boomerang, CBS Sports, and the music and entertainment of AXS, then DISH is for you — because you don’t get those with Xfinity.
  • And with DISH, you get 50 free premium channels for your first three months.

4 Times the Storage Space to Record Up to 16 Shows at Once – and No Commercials!

When you compare Xfinity and DISH technology, DISH comes out on top, hands-down.

  • Our Hopper 3 DVR gives you four times as much storage space as Comcast, with the ability to record up to 16 shows at once. Never miss a show again!
  • The Hopper also lets you instantly skip commercials when you use PrimeTime Anytime to record select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.
  • Plus, DISH lets you access Netflix from any room without changing remotes or inputs and use wireless receivers and Bluetooth audio.

DISH’s average rank since 2010 is higher than Comcast’s in these ACSI Service Categories: call center satisfaction, website satisfaction, clearest bill to understand and lowest customer complaint rate. If you want the best service, sign up for DISH.
DISH just gives you more!

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