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With DISH you can record up to 16 shows at once, watch OnDemand anywhere and much more. Take a look at a comparison of DISH vs DirecTV on Technology side

DirecTV
Package NameAT120+Digital Starter
Channel Count190+145+
Includes ESPNYesNo
Advertised Monthly Price$59.99$50.00
1st TV Receiver Fee$0.00$0.00
Local Channels FeeIncluded$0.00
Includes HBO for 12 months**YesNo
Regional Sports Fee*$0.00RSNs not available
HD Programming Fee$0.00$0.00
First Year All-in Monthly Price$59.99$50.00
Contract Period2 Years2 Years
Price Protection2-Year Price Guarantee1 Year
Price increase at end of first year$0.00$31.00
Second Year All-in Monthly Price$59.99$81.00
Fee Total for 2 YearsN/A$372

All data found on 6/20/2016. DirecTV - National Offer - non-AT&T wireless or internet customer. Comcast - Denver. TWC - New York City. Charter - New Orleans.
Verizon - New York City

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.

**HBO included for 12 months with all America’s Top packages. After 12 mos., then-current everyday price applies unless you call or go online to downgrade.

On technology, DISH is far superior

The Award-Winning Hopper

30 Industry Awards
25 Advanced Features (including)
NETFLIX
Game Finder
Record Eight

Meet The Hopper

Top Rated Features

As of 9/2/2015

AutoHop
Record Eight
2TB Hard Drive
On Demand
DISH Anywhere

When You Compare DISH to Comcast, DISH Wins

DISH saves you an average of $312 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!