DISH over DirecTV and Comcast

DISH Satellite TV Versus Cable Service

Best Value

DISH offers the lowest monthly price in the industry at just $19.99* nationwide for the Smart Package. You get more bang for your buck with DISH.

TV Packages

Channel Variety

Channel availability on DISH includes international channels, family channels, sports channels, movie channels, premium channels and more importantly, channel availability in packages that fit your budget. Compare the specialty channels you want in the packages DISH offers to the same packages you'll have to enroll in with your cable company If you want the best variety in your TV entertainment, there's no choice but DISH.


DISH technology sets the standard for TV entertainment with award-winning innovations like the HopperĀ®. Only DISH lets you watch your TV anytime, anywhere. Only DISH lets you watch the most popular shows from the major networks commercial-free*. Only DISH lets you store 2,000 hours and record 8 shows at once during primetime so you never have a recording conflict**. Cable companies simply can't compete in any market with the innovation you get from DISH.

HD Free for 24 Months

With over 200 HD channels, DISH again forges ahead compared to the competition. If you're looking for the company that makes the most of your HD TV and digital audio system, DISH is the way to go.


DISH again charges ahead with options like the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR which is an industry leading set top box with a 2 TB hard drive for recorded TV shows and. The Hopper and Joey system allows multi-room viewing, with the ability to record up to 8 broadcasted shows simultaneously during primetime.

Customer Service

Customer Service copy, "As a family-owned company, DISH has always believed customer service is the key to a successful business, with 24/7/365 availability to help with any questions you might have. In fact, the most recent ACSI Report for 2012 measuring customer satisfaction has DISH ahead of all cable competitors. This is not a new trend as DISH has led major cable companies in this report for 12 straight years! If you demand great customer service, DISH is the clear choice over cable.

When you look at all the ways DISH brings value to your TV entertainment experience compared to cable, it's pretty easy to see why so many people make the choice to become DISH customers every day!


*Restrictions Apply

Get the best deal in TV Programming with qualifying DISH packages:

  • FREE Hopper Upgrade!
  • HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz FREE for 3 months!***
  • HD Free for 24 Months****
  • Blockbuster @Home FREE for 3 Months!****
  • Free Standard Professional Installation

Don’t wait. It’s time to switch to DISH Network.


*According to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey results for the U.S. largest cable and satellite TV providers. The claim excludes Verizon FiOS. Comcast information source: 12/5/11. Pricing Source: Telogical, November 2011. "U.S. Cable and Satellite: Pricing Power, and the Power of Pricing..." Bernstein Research. Jan. 20, 2012. DIRECTV information source:

**DVR is leased. The Hopper is free with qualifying packages. Monthly DVR fee and receiver fees apply.

***Offer value is $132; after 3 months then-current price applies unless you downgrade. After the promotional period, all 4 premiums will roll to pay (at then-current price).

****Regularly $10/mo.

***** With qualifying packages and 24-month Agreement.