What does she use for phone and internet currently? Time Warner will be more expensive at $81/month for digital cable standalone, plus DVR fees and franchise feeds. Bundling that with internet and/or phone will bring the overall cost down. But there are no upfront costs, with DirecTV, depending on what you get there may be some initial costs. Both have some great intro promos going on. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Dish 625 is a single DVR that has two tuners that can feed two TVs for independent viewing? If so, neither DirecTV or Time Warner has ever offered something like that, so each TV will need it’s own set top box for independent viewing. If both TVs do not need DVRs, with TW you can get a DVR on one TV and run analog cable to the other, or get a non DVR. With DirecTV you can get an HR24 and an H25. And for $3/month extra whole house DVR can be enabled so while the other TV may not be able to record content, it will be able to play back previously recorded stuff, in addition to watching live TV. There plenty of different configurations, but the considerations are bundling and intro rates. I believe TW still offers the $99 for one year promo for internet, digital cable and phone. But I don’t believe that price includes a DVR and the internet is just RR Basic.