Originally Posted by larrude
Can I get some updated opinions on the two sat companies - price, quality, etc? I look every couple of years, but haven't found it compelling enough yet. but I'm always open.
From what I know, I think both satellite services are fine and both have excellent DVR's and services. I've only had personal experience with TWC and D*. The rest of my opinion is based on what I've heard and read.
Dish reportedly has very good DVR's and I know the D* DVR's are good too and the last time I checked both were very superior to TWC's versions. That may have changed recently. DVR's are very important to me because I record EVERYTHING (except sports). D*'s are great. Wasn't always the case but it is now.
Each service has mostly the same channels - with some notable differences, depending what you like. I like football so D* has Sunday Ticket and the NFL Network for Thursday games.
As I mentioned before ,pricing between all providers is similar for similar setups - once you get past enticement pricing that is. So, unless you want to switch all the time (I don't), it's not the biggest reason to switch.