Dish versus DirecTV TV Reviews

Comcast XFINITY vs. DISH (comparison)
February 26, 2017 – 12:26 am
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Dish Vs ComcastDISH has been providing satellite TV service since 1996 after the company put its first satellite, EchoStar 1, into orbit and now includes a large DISH channel guide. As of February, 2015, DISH had about 14-million subscribers across the US. The company also offers satellite Internet service via their dishNET product launched in October, 2012. The dishNET service starts at $39.99 per month, with data plans ranging from 5GB to 15GB per month. You can also get DISH TV bundled with phone service through partnering companies.

Both companies also offer streaming products. XFINITY offers XFINITY Streampix® ($4.99 per month) providing unlimited access to the content you’re subscribed to or whatever they are offering for free. DISH Movie Pack® offers access to movies and TV shows a la carte on PCs, Macs, Android and iOS devices, the Roku 3, and supporting HDTVs and Blu-ray players. While it’s clear both companies offer more than just TV packages, with DISH offering DISH Anywhere, for the sake of this article we’ll only compare each provider’s television service.

2. HD Channels

To see what channels Comcast’s XFINITY offers, we used the zip code 98629 in La Center, WA. XFINITY listed 100 HD channels numbering in the 700 to 800 guide range. The list also included local HD channels, so the number of national channels in the area is closer to around 90. The lineup is made up of popular networks such as Discovery HD, Disney HD, and CNN HD, but also includes niche channels such as G4techTV HD, ROOT SPORTS NW HD, PAC-12 Oregon HD, and 3D Events HD — networks not found with every provider.

DISH currently lists 116 HD channels on their website, as well as local HD channels (which vary according to market but at the bare minimum include ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS and PBS). The company says they have the most HD channels in the industry, and we found 116 listed under All Packages on their website.

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Triplett Triplett SatAlign 2 3275 Digital Satellite Signal Strength Meter with Tone for DISH and DirecTV
BISS (Triplett)
  • Sensitive MMIC Meter Amplifier, works with DISH and DirecTV satellite dishes; not compatible with SWM units
  • Fast response speed adjustments
  • Analog meter for easy readout and audible tone changes pitch with signal strength
  • Expanded scale meter for precise alignment
  • LED power and polarization indicators
YarMonth YarMonth BRAND NEW DIRECTV/DISH HDMI CABLE 6FT
PC Accessory (YarMonth)
  • HDMI Licensing, LLC. Adopter, HDMI ACT 1.4 Certificated
  • Brand new YarMonth high quality gold plated Version 1.4 HDMI cable with Ethernet.
  • High Speed HDMI Cable, 1080p (Full HD) Supports 3D - Audio Return Channel - 4Kx2K - 1440p - 1080p - Blu-Ray - PS3 - XBox 360 HDMI to HDMI¡£ Supports full 1080p HD...
  • 99.9% Oxygen Free Cable for Minimum Signal Degradation, ROHS Compliant
  • Suitable for devices such as 3D TV s, DVD Players, PS3, xBox, and Blu-Ray Players
Echostar Dish Network HD 222 Dual Tuner Receiver
CE (Echostar)
  • HD Dual tuner with Picture in Picture
  • 2 tv output 1-HD 1- Standard
Dish Dish 4K Joey Client for Whole Home DVR
CE (Dish)
  • For use with the Hopper with sling 3 (Third Generation) ONLY
  • Uses MoCA 2.0 and 1.1 technology to connect to the Home Video Network for satellite programming and DVR services via a HOPPER 3TM or Hopper with Sling®
  • Mounts on a wall or flat surface for spacesaving convenience. Designed to fit behind wall-mounted 4K TVs, even in some of the most challenging scenarios
  • First Joey with native Bluetooth support. Ultra-slim design
  • State-of-the-art image decoding. H.265/HEVC enhanced compression decoding to support 4Kp60 10-bit video format (excluding graphics), in addition to MPEG-4 and MPEG-2
AVANTEK TV Antenna, AVANTEK Amplified Digital TV Aerial Indoor Freeview HDTV Antenna with 50-Mile Range Signal Booster, AR-F14
Speakers (AVANTEK)
  • This 50-mile range HDTV antenna allows you to watch your favorite TV shows without the need for expensive cable packages or satellite dishes by capturing the stunning...
  • Features a built-in low noise and high gain booster which ensures stunning picture and sound reception; supports both UHF and VHF bands; can be powered by USB cable
  • Installation is easy, fast, and requires no additional tools! Simply connect the antenna to the TV or set-top-box using the coaxial cables, perform a simple channel...
  • Ultra-compact design and 5-foot coaxial cable offer outstanding flexibility in placement; Can be lay flat to receive multi direction signals or stand on flat surface...
  • NOTE: In case you are not receiving specific channels or the reception is poor, it might be because the TV may not be in the correct mode and not scanning the channels...
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