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DISH vs. DirecTV



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
AT120Package 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

DirecTV

Select (not bundled with AT&T Wireless or Internet)Package Name

145+Channel Count

NoIncludes RedZone

NoIncludes NFL Network

NoIncludes EPSN

$50.00Advertised Monthly Price

$0.001st TV Receiver Fee

$0.00Local Channels Fee

RSNs not availableRegional Sports Fee*

$0.00HD Programming Fee

$50.00First Year Monthly Price

2 YearsContract Period

1 YearPrice Protection

$31.00Price increase at end of first year

$81.00Second Year Monthly Price

$372Fee Total for 2 Years

Bottom Line: DISH saves you $252 over 2 years.

All data found on 4/11/2016.
DirecTV - National Offer - non-AT&T wireless or internet customer

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 Availability
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

DirecTV

YesNationwide Availability

YesFree Standard Professional Installation

#2Call Center Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010

#2Website Satisfaction Ranking Since 2010

#2Clearest Bill to Understand Ranking Since 2010

#3Lowest Customer Complaint Rate Ranking Since 2010

Bottom Line: DISH has the best service in the industry, ranking higher than DirecTV 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.

DirecTV

NoRecord up to 16 shows at once (Hopper 3)

YesWatch 100% of Your Live TV Channels Anywhere

YesWatch 100% of Your DVR Recordings Anywhere

YesWatch OnDemand Anywhere

NoInstantly skip commercials during your favorite shows1

200Hours of HD Recording Storage

NoBuilt-in Netflix app for easy access

YesWireless Receivers Available

YesBluetooth Audio

NoRemote Locator

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

Bottom Line: DISH gives you 2X more storage, 100% of your live and recorded programs and tons of OnDemand content on the go, and built-in Netflix.

Compare DISH and DirecTV: DISH Gives You More

DISH saves you an average of $456 vs. DirecTV over two years. And not only do you pay less — you also get more:

  • DISH gives you more channels than DirecTV, including Encore, EpicTV, FOX Movie Channel, ESPN, FOX Sports and Movieplex.
  • If you like cartoons on Boomerang, then DISH is your answer — because you don’t get Boomerang with DirecTV.
  • You get 50 premium channels free for three months.

Only With DISH: Amazing Hopper 3 Technology

Only the Hopper 3 gives you the ability to instantly skip commercials while watching select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC recorded with PrimeTime Anytime. Plus, you can record up to 16 shows at once and never miss a show again! On top of that — watch four sports events on the same screen, and keep up with the scores of all the big games without changing channels. When you compare DirecTV and DISH, the picture is clearer than ever.
Only DISH gives you:

  • Two times more DVR storage space for recording shows
  • The DISH Anywhere app so you can watch your shows on any device
  • The ability to directly access Netflix without changing inputs
  • A voice remote to control your TV without lifting a finger

DISH’s average rank since 2010 is higher than DirecTV’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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