Hi, we are cable users and are interested in trying out satellite. I have several offers for DirectTV that are really good offers but I have heard from my satellite friends that Dish is better. Does Dish offer any promos or discounts on top of their advertised prices ever? Like a AAA discount or something? The channel line ups on DirectTv are a little more family friendly also, there seem to be more kids channels. It seems with Dish you have to buy a top tier package to get all of the cartoon channels, like Boomerang and Nick Jr. I was wanting to pay out right for installation and not sign a contract in case we just do not like it. Since this is all new I wanted to ask your questions and experiences. I just found this forum today and I am so glad!