DirecTV will NOT be getting 50+ HD channels, if you ever seen there commercial they say 'Capacity too...'. There is a diffrence of having/getting & being able too.
Dishnetwork has their own DVR's, I got mine for $50 from them & have had it replaced Free 2x's, on my 3rd dvr now. I know about 3-4 months ago for New customers they had a free HD-DVR offer + $10 off for 10 months. & you don't have to pay that Tivo fee anymore. You have to call dishnetwork to get the best price & free goodies.
You have a link for that '$20 per month rebate for 10 months' because sometimes those apply to current customers too if you resign-up for their X # of month contract.
DishNetwork vs DirecTV - Should I switch?
A new Sony KDL-40V2500 40" Bravia LCD 1080p will arrive in a week or so. I currently have DirecTV (including a real TIVO) and plan to keep our current conventional 32" Sony as second TV along with the TIVO. Dish Network offers better short term introductory price and more HD channels, but DirecTV will be offering another 50+ HD signals in the next few months. DirecTV wants to charge $200 for an HD-DVR, sign a two year contract to essentially pay for the new HD outside Dish, and charge $10 per month for the HD signal on top of my regular rate. Dish provides the HD DVR for free but charges $20 per month extra for the HD Signal - but only requires an 18 month contract for the HD signal Dish installation and provides a $20 per month rebate for 10 months. It appears in the end, Dish Network will be less expensive BUT if the service, signal quality, or DVR is inferior to DirecTV, it is not worth making the switch. I understand it is not worth paying the absurd price for a genuine TIVO versus a $200 DVR.
Anyone have any comments that might be helpful in making the decision? Also, will my current DirecTV TIVO continue to work on my conventional TV if I switch to DishNetwork or will I have to settle for their regular DVR? Any other comments will be appreciated. Thanks.
BTW: I live in a suburb of Kansas City.