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DISH Network Versus Cable

Looking for cable TV alternatives? 13 Million DISH Network customers can’t be wrong!

They made the switch to satellite, so should you.

When you compare DISH Network to your local cable provider, you will discover that DISH Network cost less, has better picture quality, has more program choices, and has better customer satisfaction.

Cost – DISH Network Versus Cable

DISH Network
DISH Network TV has the lowest all-digital price in America with packages starting at $49.99 per month. DISH Network offers free cutting-edge equipment and free installation in up to four rooms.

Cable TV fees across the country average over $60 per month for 200 channels. Average installation for one room is $39.95, plus $9.95 for each additional room.

Programming – DISH Network Versus Cable

DISH Network
DISH Network offers over 500 channels and more than 200 HDTV (high definition TV) programming. All DISH Network channels are broadcast in digital format for the highest quality picture and sound. Many channels are broadcasted in Dolby 5.1.

Cable TV in most areas offer around 120 HD Channels. If you want to have digital picture and sound you’ll have to pay an additional fee, usually $10 to $15 a month.

Equipment – DISH Network Versus Cable

DISH Network
With DISH Network you will receive up to 3 cutting-edge satellite receivers for free. DISH Network also provides dual-tuner receivers that allow independent viewing in two rooms with one receiver.

With cable you need converter boxes that connect the incoming cable line to your televisions. There is usually a monthly charge or rental fee for cable boxes. Some monthly feels can get up to $15.99 for a digital video recorder or an HD converter box.

Customer Satisfaction – DISH Network Versus Cable

DISH Network
DISH Network outages average less than 1%. J.D. Power and Associates has ranked DISH Network higher in customer satisfaction than any of the cable TV companies for the last five years. DISH Network owns and operates 7 customer call centers in the U.S.

Cable TV outages average 3% to 5% per year. J.D. Powers and Associates ranks cable companies as good to poor in customer satisfaction.

Interactive Features – DISH Network Versus Cable

DISH Network
DISH Network offers an in-picture electronic program guide. Also Pay Per View, DVR functionality – including the ability to record programs, rewind, fast forward and pause during viewing.

Cable offers an electronic program guide, video on demand, and subscription services on demand in most areas for extra fees.

If you want better TV, let us help you order the best satellite TV system today!

DISH Network, Cable and DIRECTV Comparison

Everyday Low Price
$52.99 $50.00 $49.99
Free Professional Installation No Up To 4 TV’s Up To 6 TV’s
Total Channels Over 200 Over 250 Over 500
Free HD receiver No Yes Yes
Free HD DVR Receiver No Yes Yes
100% Digital Quality Yes Yes Yes
Spanish Programming Limited Yes Yes
HD Programming Channels 120+ 160+ 200+
DVR Monthly Fee approx $15.00 $5.99/mo $15/mo
International Programming Limited 15 140
Commercial Free Music Music Choice XM Sirius