Some Truth Behind the Satellite TV Companies - Direct TV vs. Dish Network

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Satellite TV is just one of the several options available for many people in the United States for enjoying television shows. Just like everyone else, you might be a little confused about which satellite company to choose. Direct TV and Dish Network are two different companies that offer their own policies of payments and channel lists. Here are some comparison facts about those companies.

If you go to compare their prices, then Dish Network offers a lower price than the Direct TV. The Dish Network has the largest package of television channels at 315 and they will charge you only $66.44. But if you want the service from the Direct TV, then they can only provide 79% of the channels provided by Dish Network and charge you 30% more than what Dish Network charges.

All the packages offered by these two companies are good, however, all the packages provided by Dish Network are cheaper than the Direct TV.

Dish Network provides 25 HD channels while Direct TV provides only 8 HD channels. Maybe you are thinking that you do not have a HD TV so this offer is of no use, but in the future you may decide to opt for a high def. Television when you will need the HD TV channels. If you do not spend too much time watching television then you will probably want a small package that has only a few TV channels. Direct TV has the smallest package priced around $41.99 per month which is very high because you won't probably spend more than 30 minutes daily.

Dish Network has the smallest package of 70 television channels at $19.99 per month and this can be ideal  for a busy person. If you want to broaden up your package then you can get 235 channels at the price of $29.95 per month which again is better than Direct TV because Dish Network will provide 80 more channels in this package than the smallest package of Direct TV that has $41.99 per month.

Now here's something else to think about – Internet TV. Whichever service you decide to opt for keep in mind the Internet offers an array of possibilities, some of which includes free and paid content. This content live and on-demand television shows, sitcoms and episodes, sports, movies, news and more.  What's particularly great about adding this dimension is that you get a la carte television programming, where you get to choose what you want to watch and willing to pay.

Viewers are capturing web TV on their Internet-ready televisions, mobile devices and computers through hardware, apps, or software. Think about it. Whether you elect to choose a Dish Network or DirecTV service, or neither, new technology allows you to connect to free and paid content online in a number of ways.

You can purchase a set-top box like Boxee Box TV or Google TV and hook it up to your television and Internet to watch different types of shows online, and even connect to social media networks. The apps available allows you to join and watch movies from Netflix or watch sports networks, and so on.

If you're in the market for a new television or looking to upgrade, consider an Internet-ready HDTV or one that includes Google TV where you can switch between offline and on-line television. This technology does the same thing as the set-top boxes mentioned above and plenty more.

If you get around a lot or travel long distance and have a mobile android device or laptop computer, consider downloading an app or software that delivers television shows, videos, movies and sports so you can view them when on the go.  

In today's world, no one should be restricted to just one platform when it comes to television. The idea is to create multiple platforms to not only watch what you want but when and where you want.

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This article was published on 2013/09/11