For $19.99 per month, you can buy Dish Network’s 55-channel package, and for $29.99 per month you could get their 190 channel package as well as their Hopper high definition DVR receiver.
It’s really a good deal so far as pay television goes, but exactly how does it compare to the offer from DirecTV as well as the cable companies? Let’s take a look.
Dish Network Satellite TV
For under $20 you can buy Dish Network’s Smart Pack, featuring 55 satellite television channels as well as your local channels, access to more than 25,000 Blockbuster streaming videos, as well as 3 free months of Cinemax, Showtime, HBO, and Starz. With this particular package you receive a 100 % free basic digital video recorder receiver that allows you to record as many as 200 hours of programs plus lets you rewind, fast forward, and pause live TV programs.
For $29.99 you can buy the America’s Top 120 package which has 190 satellite TV channels together with your local television channels, more than 25,000 Blockbuster streaming videos, plus Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, and Starz for 3 months. With this particular package you receive a complimentary satellite television system in as many as 6 rooms of your home, including a Hopper high def DVR receiver.
With the Hopper you are able to rewind, pause, and fast forward through live television programs, plus record as many as 6 shows at once. The Hopper allows you to share your video recordings with all of the televisions in your home, and it will record as many as 2,000 hours of programs.
Not only will an expert installation technician set up your satellite television system free of charge, they will show you how your system works and will demonstrate how to operate it.
For $29.99 you can buy DirecTV’s lowest priced package, the Entertainment Package, that includes 140 satellite TV channels along with your local TV channels, 10,000 On Demand streaming videos, plus 3 free months of Cinemax, Showtime, HBO, and Starz. With this particular package you receive a free satellite television system in as many as 4 rooms of your home, along with a Genie HD DVR receiver.
With the Genie you are able to record as many as 1,000 hours of your favorite shows, rewind, pause, and fast forward through live TV programs, and you’ll be able to share your TV recordings with any television in your home.
A qualified installation technician will install your system free of charge, and after setting it up will teach you how to operate it.
Cable charges average about $40 per month for 180 cable TV channels. When you buy a cable television subscription you receive a DVR receiver that will rewind, pause, and fast forward through live TV programs, and also record 2 programs at once. When it comes to streaming videos, some cable television providers deliver them, and some do not. So far as cable TV installation goes, you will get it free of charge or end up being charged a moderate fee depending on which provider you buy your service from.
Dish Network’s satellite TV offer beats DirecTV’s as well as cable television’s offers hands down. Their Top 120 package provides you with 50 more television channels, 15,000 more streaming videos to choose from, along with a DVR which records 2 more programs simultaneously plus stores 1,000 hours more programming as compared to DirecTV’s Genie HD DVR.
The Top 120 package is actually $15 less than the typical cable subscription, with 10 more channels, plus it offers you the ability to record more shows simultaneously and it has a lot more storage capacity.