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DIRECTV vs The Other Satellite TV Company

Comparison shopping is always the best thing to do for purchase decision making. Buying satellite TV is no different. So you’ve already known DIRECTV and the other company are the two major players in the Satellite TV field. Both are reliable companies offering better TV services than cable companies. We’ve done our home work and prepared a comparison summary between DIRECTV vs The Other Satellite TV Company.

Features DIRECTV The Other Satellite TV Company
Winner
Customer Base #1 Satellite TV provider in the US serving over 17 million subscribers The fastest growing satellite TV provider with nearly 14 million subscribers DIRECTV
Free Equipment Free Equipment up to 4 rooms (satellite dish and receivers). Free DVR/HD receiver upgrade. Free Equipment up to 4 rooms (satellite dish and receivers). Free DVR/HD receiver upgrade -
Free Installation Yes Yes -
Monthly fee for 2nd TV 5/mo. Free The Other Satellite TV Company
Installation Lead Times 1-7 days 1-7 days -
Packages/Channel Selections ENTERTAINMENT: 140+ channels.
CHOICE: 150+ channels
CHOICE XTRA: 210+ channels
CHOICE Ultimate: 225+ channels
PREMIER: 285+ channels
DishFAMILY: 55+ channels
America’s Top 120: 120+ channels
America’s Top 120 Plus:190+ channels
America’s Top 200: 230+ channels
America’s Top 250: 290+ channels
America’s Everything Pak: 320+ channels
It may seems that the other satellite TV company carries more channels than DIRECTV at the first glance. However if you study the channel line up from the two companies, you will find the other company include a bunch of CD or audio channels that many of us are not interested in at all.

With DIRECTVs ENTERTAINMENT package (its entry-level package), you’ll enjoy some of the  popular channels such as AMC, Bravo, Animal Planet, TruTV and WE channels’. But with the other Satellite TV company’s comparable package (America’s Top 120), you get none of these.

The winner is DIRECTV

Pricing Regular monthly package price for DIRECTV is generally higher that its counterparts offered by the other satellite TV company.
ENTERTAINMENT: $29.99/mo.(reg. $54.99/mo.)
CHOICE: $29.99/mo. (reg. $63.99/mo.)   CHOICE XTRA: $34.99/mo. (reg. $68.99/mo.)
CHOICE Ultimate: $39.99/mo. (reg. $74.99/mo.)
PREMIER: $84.99/mo. (reg. $119.99/mo.)
DishFAMILY: $19.99/mo. (reg. $39.99/mo.)
America’s Top 120: $24.99/mo. (reg. $39.99/mo.)
America’s Top 120 Plus: $29.99/mo. (reg. $44.99/mo.)
America’s Top 200: $37.99/mo. (reg. $52.99/mo.)
America’s Top 250: $47.99/mo. (reg. $62.99/mo.)
America’s Everything Pak: $84.98/mo. (reg. $99.99/mo.)
The other satellite TV company claims their customers pay an average of $20/month less than DIRECTV’s customers.

The problem here is that their packages aren’t comparable to DIRECTV’s.

They may offer a package for $19.99/month, but you won’t get many popular channels such as ESPN, TNT, Disney, AMC and Bravo.

Lowest-Priced Package FAMILY at $29.99/mo. DishFAMILY at $24.99/mo. DISH Network
Local channels Included in the package at no additional cost Included in the package at no additional cost -
Sports Packages NFL Sunday Ticket
NASCAR Hot Pass
CricketTicket™

MLB Extra Innings
European Soccer

NBA League pass
Mega March Madness
ESPN Full Court
ESPN GamePlan
NHL® Center Ice®
MLS Direct Kick
Barclays English Premier League (EPL)
Setana Sports

College Sports
Big 10 sports
ESPN College Grand Slam

NBA League pass
ESPN Full Court
ESPN GamePlan
NHL® Center Ice®
MLS Direct Kick
Barclays English Premier League (EPL)
Setana Sports
DIRECTV simply offers the most sports, as well as the most sports in HD.

The winner is DIRECTV

Latino channels over 40 Latino channels and 50+ English channels starting from $22.99/mo.(reg. $34.99/mo. after 1 year) over 55 Latino channels starting from $22.99/mo. (reg. 32.99/mo after 1 year) DISH Network
International channels Offers over 65 international channels in 14 languages. DIRECTV beats the other Satellite TV Company in offering the following foreign language channels:

Brazilian
Cantonese
Filipino
Greek
Italian
Korean
Russian             Vietnamese

Offers over 200 international channels in 28 languages. Better than DIRECTV in offering the following foreign language channels:
Arabic
Armenian
Chinese
French
German
Israeli
Japanese
Polish
Portuguese
South Asian
Urdu
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Movie Packages HBO
Starz Super Pack
Showtime Unlimited
Cinemax
HBO
Starz Super Pack
Showtime Unlimited
Cinemax
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DVR Free standard-defintion/HD DVR upgrade. DVR fee apply. Free standard-defintion/HD DVR upgrade. DVR fee apply. with DIRECTV’s HD DVR, you can record ANY five shows at once
HD Offers over 170 full-time HD channels. Over 200 full and part-time HD channels so far. The other Satellite TV company claims to carry over 200 HD channels, however they include part-time channels.

DIRECTV has the most full-time HD.

Current Promotion Save $408 ($29 OFF per month for 1 Year)
Free DVR/HD/HD DVR receiver upgrade                    Free 3 months of premium movies
Save $240 ($20 OFF per month for 1 Year)
Free DVR/HD/HD DVR receiver upgrade
Free 3 months of premium movies
DIRECTV
Moving/Reinstall satellite Dish when you move Yes Yes -
Customer Satisfaction Constantly rated as #1 among Satellite and cable TV industry Ranked #2 among Satellite and cable TV industry DIRECTV
How to Order Click here or call 1-888-234-6792 Click here or call 1-888-511-8994 -