Dish Network, or DISH as it's known as, is the fastest growing satellite TV provider, and is
ranked number one in customer satisfaction over all the major cable companies by the
American Consumer Satisfaction Index.

DISH offers a number of program packages and has the cheapest prices of the two satellite
TV providers. They have the most channels, the most streaming videos, and  the most
advanced DVR in the industry - the Hopper. Here's our Dish Network review:


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Here's what you get when you order DISH satellite TV service:

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DISH has more than 320 satellite TV channels which include
general interest channels, sports channels, special interest
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I had cox cable for many
years, and I want to say it
is great to be with dish
network again. I have the
hopper, I like this because I
can watch tv anywhere I go
on my ipad 2, say like if i'm
at an hotel, or somewhere.
             Cameron
       Roanoke City,VA

"We are brand new
customers and have run
into a few problems
(primarily things that were
simply a lack of
understanding on our part)!
All issues were addressed
promptly and efficiently by
your very knowledgeable
and highly trained
personnel! We are an older
couple and everyone has
gone above and beyond to
be kind and helpful! Our
sincerest thanks!"
            - NANCY K.
      Culpeper, Virginia

"I've been skeptical of
satellite service, but I've
enjoyed every facet of Dish
Network. The DVR and the
channel selection is
superb. Our Family is very
happy.
          SHIMAUN T.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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channels, international channels, music channels, and adult channels. They have the most
HD channels, thousands of streaming videos from BlockBuster@Home, and the most pay-
per-view movies.

Program packages start at $19.99 for their Smart Pack which has 55 channels, and go up
to $89.99 for their America's Everything package which has 320 channels plus HBO,
Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz. All program packages include your local TV stations
broadcast in HD.

Also included in their packages are commercial-free Sirius XM satellite radio channels,
pay-per-view movies and events, plus streaming TV shows and movies you can download
to your TV or mobile devices.

Equipment

With DISH service you get a free state of the art satellite TV system that includes a satellite
dish, a Hopper DVR/receiver, Joey receivers, and universal remotes in up to 6 rooms of
your home.

Dish Network Hopper® Review

DISH’s claim to fame is its Hopper DVR/receiver. The Hopper is an amazing piece of
technology that lets you record 6 TV programs simultaneously and store up to 2,000 hours
of programming. It even automatically records prime time shows and deletes all the
commercials.

With the Hopper you can pause, fast forward, and rewind live TV. Want to grab a snack
while you’re watching Dancing With The Stars? No problem. Just hit the “Pause” button on
your remote. Want to zip through boring parts of the news? Press “Fast Forward.” Missed a
touchdown during a football game? Press “Rewind.”

The Hopper can connect to as many as 4 television sets with its mini receivers called
Joeys.

Their latest Hopper model includes Sling service which allows you to send live TV shows
and DVR recordings to any of your mobile devices so you can watch them anywhere you
go.

The Tailgater®

The Tailgater is a lightweight (less than 10 pounds), portable satellite system that gives you
access to DISH programming wherever you are. You can watch your favorite shows or
sports events while tailgating in your favorite team's parking lot, while camping, at the
beach, or at your favorite park.

Installation

Your system will be installed for free by a certified installer, and he or she will show you how
to operate your new system and answer all of your questions. Installation time is usually
within 24 hours from the time you purchase DISH service.

Customer Service

If you ever have a problem with your service, customer service is available 24/7 by phone,
by email, and by Internet chat service. We've found DISH's customer service reps to be
friendly and knowledgeable.


DISH Network Packages And Prices

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With 320 channels, the DISH Network TV channel lineup has
something for everyone - general interest TV shows, sporting
events, comedy shows, the latest movies, variety shows, special
interest programs, news and weather channels, online games, and
the list goes on.

Here's a list of the current program packages and prices:
Smart Pack
This package has 55 satellite channels which includes 3 months of Cinemax, Showtime,
HBO, Starz, and Blockbuster @Home for 3 months, plus your local stations, for $19.99 a
month.

America'sTop 120™
This package has 190 channels which includes 3 months of Cinemax, Showtime, HBO,
Starz, and Blockbuster @Home for 3 months, plus 35 music channels, and  your local
stations, for $29.99 a month.

America's Top 200™
This package has 235 channels which includes 3 months of Cinemax, Showtime, HBO,
Starz, and Blockbuster @Home, plus 35 music channels, 54 Sirius XM radio channels, and
your local stations, for $39.99 a month.

America's Top 250™
This package has 290 channels which includes 3 months of Cinemax, Showtime, HBO,
Starz, and Blockbuster @Home for 3 months, plus 35 music channels, 54 Sirius XM radio
channels, and your local stations, for $44.99 a month.

America's Everything Package™
This package has 320 channels which includes Cinemax, Showtime, HBO, Starz, and
Blockbuster @Home for 3 months, plus 35 music channels, 54 Sirius XM radio channels,
and your local stations, for $89.99 a month.

Click here to see a listing of all the channels that are available with each package.

Premium Program Packages

Movie Packages - HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz

Sports Packages - Multi-Regional Sport, The Outdoor Channel, MLB Extra Innings, ESPN
College Grand Slam, NBA League Pass, ESPN Full Court, ESPN Game Plan, NHL Center
Ice, MLS Direct Kick, English Premier League.

DishLATINO  Packages - DishLATINO  Classic, DishLATINO  Plus, DishLATINO  Dos,
DishLATINO  Max.

International Packages - Spanish, Chinese, French,  Japanese, Filipino, Italian, Russian,
Arabic, German, Korean, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Vietnamese,  Armenian, Greek, Polish,
Urdu, Israeli, and South Asian (Bangla, Hindi, Malayalam, Tami, l Gujarati,  Kannada,
Punjabi, Telugu).

Adult Packages - Cheap Thrills, Playboy TV, XCITE, Cam TV, Brazzers, Juicy, Reality
Kings, Hustler, and Xtsy.

Click here for the latest information and prices for premium packages



DISH Network Deals, Promotions, And S

pecials
Thanks to the ongoing competition between satellite TV providers,
DISH periodically offers deals, promotions, and special offers when
you subscribe to their service. These may include $200 gift cards,
free IPad minis, discounts on their TV packages, and free premium
movie packages like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax,  and Starz for a
limited amount of time. 

Click here to see what deals and specials are currently available.


DISH Network vs. Cable


Feature
DISH
Cable
Price
Starts at $19.99 a month,
prices have decreased
Average is $39.99 a month,
prices have increased
Installation Fees
Free
Varies by provider
Channels
320 channels
Average is 185 channels
Local Stations
Included with DISH service
Included with cable service
Movie Channels
HBO, Cinemax, Showtime,
and Starz
HBO, Cinemax, Showtime,
and Starz
Pay-Per-View Service
60 pay-per-view movies
per month
Varies with each provider
Music Channels
112 Sirius XM and DISH CD
music channels
The average is 56 music
channels
Sports Channels
Baseball, Football,
Basketball, Hockey, Soccer,
Tennis, Golf, Boxing, Horse
Racing
Varies with each provider
Satellite Internet
Can purchase satellite TV
and dishNET Internet service
together
Varies with each provider
Streaming Video Service
25,000 streaming videos
from BlockBuster@Home
Most providers do not have
streaming video service
International Channels
20 international channels
Varies with each provider
Adult Channels
10 adult channels
Varies with each provider
DVR Receiver
Can record up to 6 shows at
once and can store 2,000
hours of programs
The average DVR can record
2 shows at once and store
200 hours of programs
HD Channels
200 HD channels
The average is 100 HD
channels
Installation
Free installation usually within
24 hours
Installation fees and
installation times vary
Customer Service
24/7 customer service by
phone, email, and chat
Most providers have 24/7
customer service by phone,
email, and chat
Signal Blackouts
Less than 1%
1% to 2%
Customer Satisfaction
Ranked higher than all cable
TV companies
Varies by company
 
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DISH vs. DIRECTV

Programming

Both DISH Network and DIRECTV give you access to the same basic programs and have
separate packages that feature sports programming, and the latest movies. DISH Network
features 60 pay-per-view movies and events per month, on-demand movies, and 25,000
streaming videos. DIRECTV features 55 pay-per-view movies and events per month, on-
demand movies, and 10,000 streaming videos.

DISH Network program packages start at $19.99 per month for 55 channels and go up to
$86.99 for 330 channels. Their most popular package is the America's Top 120 package
which has 190 channels for $29.99 a month. DIRECTV packages start at $24.99 for 140
channels and go up to $87.99 for 285 channels. Their most popular package is the Choice
package which has 140 channels for $29.99 a month.

Equipment

Both providers will give you a free satellite TV system, including the dish, DVR receivers,
and remotes. DISH Network will install your system in up to 6 rooms of your home for free,
while DIRECTV will install your system in up to 4 rooms of your home for free.

DISH Network features the Hopper DVR/receiver which can record up to 6 programs at
one time, store up to 2,000 hours of programming, and let you pause, fast forward, and
rewind live TV shows. DIRECTV features the Genie DVR receiver which can record up to 5
programs at once, store up to 1.000 hours of programming, and let you pause, fast forward,
and rewind live TV shows.

Both the Hopper and the Genie let you watch your favorite movies and shows on your
mobile devices - computer, mobile phone, or tablet computer.

Both providers offer 24/7 online and telephone support, and offer secure ordering by
telephone or Internet.

Click here to see a side-by-side comparison of DISH and DIRECTV.


Pros And Cons
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Pros
DISH offers the most channels and the biggest variety of programming
for the least amount of money. Their Hopper DVR is the most
advanced DVR in the industry, and features 2,000 hours of program
storage, the ability to record 6 shows at once, and can even
automatically delete commercials. They also have the most streaming
videos and pay-per-view movies.
Cons
Unlike free, over-the-air TV you do have to pay for DISH Network TV service, and you will
have to have a satellite dish installed at your home. If you only watch a couple of shows a
week their service probably isn't for you. But if TV is your main form of entertainment and
you don't mind having a small 20" dish on your roof or in your yard, then DISH TV will be
well worth the money.
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