I know most people brag up Directv because they offer many of the big sport channel packages like NFL Sunday ticket and MLB Extra Innings. To me those are the ones feeding right into their greed. I love both sports, but to get directv simply because they offer Sunday Ticket just doesn't appeal to me. I will settle for the local market team and the other games that are on tv. Plus sad thing is you can only watch one game at a time. Sure people say they got NFL ticket free with direct but that doesn't last long. Plus to me it is not worth the money you pay in the long run for those games. I like dish for it fits my budget better then what I seen the choice packages offer. I am not saying one is better but for this question I think you have to look at what you like and what they offer. Dish fits me just fine. Plus I like their smaller channel packages they offer such as Encore, HD Platinum and Epix. I can get a smaller channel package and Encore for a good price.