DISH Network deals can save you quite a bit of money, that is if you know how to shop smartly. With cable TV rates from Comcast and Time Warner continuing to rise, its no wonder why many people are shopping for a satellite television deal.
In this article, we will take a look at what DISH has to offer, and how they stack up with the DIRECTV deals that are currently being pushed.
The current offer being promoted gives new subscribers a $25 dollar discount on programming for the first six months of service. This makes the DISH Network package extremely affordable, as low as $9.99 per month for the first half-year of service.You probably aren’t going to find a lower rate than that for either cable TV or satellite TV service with DIRECTV.
DISH Network recently renamed their packages. The new names line up with the Turbo HD offerings.First up is the DISH Network Classic Bronze 100 bundle.This package, as mentioned earlier is a low $9.99 per month for six months, then moves to the regular price of $34.99 a month. In addition, you can get the Bronze HD package which adds the high definition counterparts for free for the first six months, with a $10 monthly charge thereafter.
The Classic Bronze 100+ (Plus) offers the same channel lineup, but adds in your local channels and any Regional Sports Networks in your area.The Classic Bronze 100 Plus is $19.99 for the first six months, $44.99 after that.
Next up is the DISH Network Classic Silver 200, formerly the America’s Top 200 package.Promotional price is $22.99 for the first six months, and $47.99 after that. Free HD is available here too, with the Silver HD bundle thrown in for half a year.
The DishDVR Advantage package has not been renamed, and remains the top choice for DISH Network subscribers.The DISH Network deal on this bundle is $32.99 per month, and $57.99 per month after the six month period. Dish DVR advantage takes the Classic Silver 200 package, and adds in your local channels and 2-room DVR service.Overall, a great DISH Network deal for the money.
The Dish Classic Gold 250 package offer more than 250 channels of service, and is also priced at $32.99 for six months. While more channels are here than in the DishDVR package, local channels and DVR service are not included, so expect to pay an extra $5 per month for either of these items. Turbo HD Gold service is free for 6 month, and $10 thereafter.
Finally, the all inclusive package offered by DISH Network is the America’s Everything Pak. This package mirrors the Classic Gold 250, and adds in 31 premium movie channels, so you will always have something to watch. Premium movie channels include HBO, Starz, Cinemax, and Showtime. The America’s Everything package is discounted $25 per month to $72.98 for the first six months of satellite TV service.Turbo HD Gold is also free here for six months. If you want an all inclusive package, this one lines up well when compared to the DIRECTV Premier package.
Now if you are a huge fan of HD content, another option is available to you with the DISH Network Turbo HD bundles. For more information check out our Turbo HD review. Turbo HD pricing is discounted $20 for the first six months, resulting in the following prices:
Turbo HD Bronze (50 plus channels) $9.99 per month, then $29.99 a month.
Turbo HD Silver (60 plus channels) $19.99 per month, then $39.99 a month.
Turbo HD Gold (65 plus channels) $29.99 a month, then $49.99 a month.
Turbo HD Platinum is a package of about 8 additional HD channels, and can be added to any other package for $10 a month.
These channel counts do include pay-per-view options, to view the full channel lineups click here.
What else can you expect to get with the current DISH Network deals being offered?A nice thing about both DISH Network and DIRECTV is that they provide a free satellite TV system to new subscribers.Professional installation for up to four different rooms is also included with your DISH Network deal.In return, DISH Network generally expects the customer to agree to a two year contract, but this can vary.Be sure to check with DISH Network when you sign up for service.
Other equipment includes the DISH Network DVR, or DishDVR for customers who want this type of service.The Duo DVR ViP 722 model is the top model offered with current deals.If you can hold out though, the DISH Network ViP 922 with Slingbox capability should be out later this year.
When comparing DISH Network to DIRECTV, realize that the regular DISH Network pricing is a bit lower that DIRECTV. That being said, each offers their own programming lineup with advantages with each company. You can review a high definition comparison of Turbo HD vs DIRECTV HD or an overview of DISH Network vs DIRECTV to help make the right decision.