In actual sense, there are only two major players in the Satellite Television business. They are Dish Network and DirecTV.
1. DISH Network
DISH is one of the best satellite TV provider that offers competitive pricing in each of their seven plans.
DISH offers both Satellite TV and Satellite Internet. Dish Network is more affordable than its close competitor in the industry DIRECTV. DISH Network is loaded with several features and packages which includes music, movies, sport, live shows among others.
There are several benefits of using the DISH Network which includes an up-to-date technology in digital video recording with its Hopper TM brand.
The DISH viewing plan starts at $19.99 per month for the basic package and up to $89.99 monthly for the most extensive TV package. It is a fact to conclude that each of these plans is affordably priced particularly when compared with plans with several other Cable TV providers.
DISH has 320 Channels and offer better value compared to DIRECTV. The Dish Network has 52 Music Channels and 60 Sirius Satellite Radio Channels. DISH Network offers 75 Pay per view movies per month as well as several pay per view sports and special events. The dish network has a total of 7 channels dedicated to sports.
DISH Network surpasses DIRECTV in terms of number of international packages offered. The International packages offered by Dish Network includes African, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese among others.
Dish Network offers free equipment and installation in residential apartments depending on the credit rating of the customer as well as free DVR and HD receiver.
DIRECTV is a highly rated satellite TV provider due to its impressive programming and good DVR selection. Another factor that is responsible for the popularity of DIRECTV is its nationwide availability.
The Satellite TV provider features On Demand Movies, a growing selection of 3D content, pay-per-view and a high technology capacity in dynamic mobile viewing.
One of the reasons why DIRECTV is so popular with sport fans is that it is the only TV provider via which you can access the NFL Sunday ticket. DIRECTV offers 99% signal reliability. The Satellite TV has 285 channels to choose from and it offers more packages than the Dish Network. They also offer several shows and movies from HBO, Stars and Cinemax.
DIRECTV offers several subscription plans ranging from $34.99 to $99.99 per month depending on the customer’s chosen subscription plan.
The satellite television allows you to choose from several choice quality DVRs and it also offers the most advanced optio in performance because of the highly effective Genie.
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The Genie stands out in the satellite television industry in terms of performance and popularity. The Genie allows you to record as much as five shows at once and also enables you to store several hours of TV programming without worrying about storage capacity. The Genie has a storage capacity of 1TB. DIRECTV has several International packages which includes Chinese, Greek, Italian, Filipino, Russian, Polish among others.
One noticeable quality of DIRECTV is that it has wider coverage than the Dish Network. It also has more full time HD Channels compared to the Dish Network.
Both satellite providers have pros and cons. It truly comes down to money and perhaps football. If the latter, then DIRECTV is your pick. If not, then toss a coin and pick one of the two!