This question has come up quite a bit lately.The best thing to do is go on dishnetworks website and compare programming.The 522 is an excellent rcvr.dvr features for 2 tvs!now that there is no longer a commitment on the dha promo satellite is a great deal.If you need some help on this or have more in depth questions just e-mail me.atltechguy said:I am thinking of switching to DishNetwork from Comcast cable. Is DishNetwork better than cable? I tried to get Voom, but could not because of no line of site. I know I can get DishNetwork. How is there 522? Any help would be great! Thanks.
juan said:noooooooo E* has more channels for the money!!!! more hbo's more cinemax's..more channels in general EXCEPT sports
scott5626 said:BTW... if you wish to cancel with Dish they will charge $240 plus if a third party installs your equipment they may also charge an additional Fee ($260 my case) where as Direct tv will charge $150 pro rated for the rest of contract time. Dish does not pro rate the charges.
GaryPen said:Actually, you get many more real content channels with DirecTV's TC/locals vs. Dish's AT120/locals at the same price of $39.99.
kcook01 said:It depends what you are expecting. I have been a dishnetwork customer since 97. At the time (it seems like ages) I picked E* over D* because they were different and they owned their own satellites - therefore, I expected something different and better programming. Mainly I picked them because they didn't lease their signal. I did not get the good deals now offered for new customers - I paid a lot for my equipment. But I really can't complain. It has been a good ride.
I have seen both good and bad over the years. Charlie has always been good about upgrading existing customers with current technology. I don't have any experience with D* but my neighbors do. I can't say I am overly impressed with either the signal or anything extraordinary with the content.
Personally, I always like the underdog because I think they always try harder. Research the company as a whole vs. just the product because it will give you a better direction as to what you can expect for the future.
If you would like to talk to me direct, feel free, I'll give you an honest opinion.
Best of luck.
KyDave said:If you know any differences off the top of your head, could you list them?
KyDave said:Great info. Kind of suprised, actually. Been with E* for about 7+ years and really haven't compared packages for 5 years or so.