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DISH vs Cable

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
costs less, has better picture quality, has more program choices, and has better customer satisfaction.

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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 6 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

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 packages 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.


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DISH Network, Cable and DIRECTV Comparison

Everyday Low Price
Free Professional
NoUp To 4 TV’sUp To 6 TV’s
Total ChannelsOver 200Over 250Over 500
Free HD receiverNoYesYes
Free HD DVR ReceiverNoYesYes
100% Digital QualityYesYesYes
Spanish ProgrammingLimitedYesYes
HD Programming Channels120+160+200+
DVR Monthly Feeapprox $15.00$5.99/mo$15/mo
International ProgrammingLimited15140
Commercial Free MusicMusic ChoiceXMSirius


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