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Since 2004, we've been the trusted, independent source for reviewing the top satellite TV promotions available. We know comparison shopping between DIRECTV and DISH can get confusing at times, especially with all the advertising out there. Our mission is to provide you with the unbiased information you need to make a smart consumer decision. With our long-standing partnerships among top retailers, we're also able to bring you exclusive discounts on leading channel, entertainment and movie packages. We're constantly updating our reviews and rankings, so check back often. As of 5/25/2013, below are our verified and top-ranked satellite TV deals. Enjoy the benefits of satellite TV and, while they last, take full advantage of the offers that best match your needs.
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DIRECTV's Best Offer EVER
DIRECT SAT TV
» LOCK IN their best rate of $29/month
» FREE Genie Whole-Home DVR System
» FREE HBO, Showtime, Cinemax & STARZ for 3 Months
» DIRECTV on Demand: Thousands of free movies & shows
» SAVE over $721
, including free HD for life.
This is DIRECTV's best promo since May 2005.
*CHOICE™ package & above
The Best Price Package
» FREE HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and STARZ for 3 Months
» FREE HD for Life! (w/ agreement, autopay & paperless billing)
» FREE DVR or HD DVR Receiver Upgrade*
» BLOCKBUSTER @Home included FREE for 3 months
» ONLY $19.99/mo
for 12 full months!
Act now & lock in this low price until 2014.
*$6 DVR service fee applies
DIRECT CHOICE SAT
» No Activation Fee, 140+ Digital Channels
» FREE DVR or HD Receiver Upgrade
» Local Channels Included
» FREE Showtime for 3 months
At only $29.99/mo
, this is DIRECTV's most cost-effective programming package.
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- Jan, 2013: Hopper Transfers - DISH has further integrated with Sling to allow you to transfer your Hopper-recorded shows to your iPad for offline viewing. To get this new feature, you'll need Hopper WITH the Sling add-on and, of course, an iPad. Install the Hopper Transfers app on your iPad and they should all communicate seamlessly. Thus far, reports have been extremely positive (and our tests all went well). If you have them installed, share your thoughts.
- Oct, 2012: GENIE - DIRECTV evens the whole-home DVR score (vs DISH's Hopper) by launching an update to their multi-TV system. Named Genie, it lets you control multiple TVs via one primary DVR as well as record up to 5 shows at the same time. Both features are new to the DVR tech race. Read more.
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Why Choose Satellite TV?
DISH Network and DIRECTV have been at the cutting edge of digital programming for years. We're often surprised at how many folks think cable is the only game in town. Fact is, satellite TV is available to over 99% of homes for about a third of the price of cable. And with both satellite TV providers heavily competing for your attention, there's never been a better time to sign up. Have a look around the site for the best service, programming and deals available. Hopefully, we'll help you find the perfect system at just the right price.
Easy setup and installation - one of the reasons satellite TV has grown so rapidly (especially compared to cable) is that, by nature, it's an extremely easy-to-use technology. You don't need someone to run cable from down the street or wire half your home. It's a straight shot from the roof to your receiver - quick and painless. As a result, most installations can usually be scheduled as early as the next day (be sure to check with your retailer).
Innovation - necessity is the mother of invention and when two rivals (DISH and DIRECTV) constantly battle to one-up each other, their customers get new, faster and more advanced technology...usually at the same or lower price. With cable, most companies have near-monopolies in their cities/counties so they have very little motivation to invest in R&D. That's not to say a few cable companies won't attempt to the push the envelope in the coming years, we just haven't seen proof of that materializing anytime soon.
Channel exclusivity - when you have big-time media and distribution partners (as do DISH and DIRECTV), you typically get first dibs on new and exclusive channels. Take the NFL Sunday Ticket -- it's only available through DIRECTV and it draws thousands of new customers to their service, particularly with their latest specials that offer it free to new customers. Exclusivity is never cheap for providers, but if it means winning your business, they're more than willing to invest in the competitive advantage.
"After moving to the west coast (Oregon), we weren't sure how best to approach TV programming. My preference was going with DIRECT TV but was MOST interested in saving as much as possible. After just a few minutes on your site (and contacting you guys), my decision was made and I saved over 50%....can't thank you enough!!"
-Jared Perzle - Portland, OR
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