well i like things from both provider. Directv has abc fam hd and amc hd. I love directv's hr24 and Hr34 receivers. I enjoy sirius satellite radio. I have the vip922 I love the sling and external hd function. The fam prefers dish. so I just ended up with both. Directv whole home solution is a true whole home vs dish's hopper. we have at250 hd for life. 6 mos half off premium.. protection plan vip 922 a 722 and two vip612.. and with dtv we have a hr34 and hr24. My dtv bill is 25 bux and dish is 175 or so. we have lots of friend referrals with dtv is why that bill is so low. . so i have scheduled dtv to add more receivers on 8/31
We also like Sirius XM. The lowest packs for it recently changed. America's Top 120 ($44.99/month) and Dish Latino Clasico ($32.99/month) are the minimum packages for Sirius XM. I do not think the Sirius XM channels are in Dish America as per Dish's lineup card for it. We actually went from AT250 to Dish Latino Dos for this very reason when Dish Latino Dos ($44.99/month) was the minimum for Sirius XM at the time along with the $5/month Encore Movie Pack.
Why not keep at least the 922 or the 722 to have the Sling feature. The 722 is probably a little cheaper a month. I am not sure if the 922 ever had the TV2 feature added. I do think the guide on the 922 looks nice. I think the 922 has a higher DVR fee.
You must know many people to have a DirecTV bill that low. We found Dish to be cheaper than DirecTV especially in terms of base package prices. What will happen when the discounts go away? Just something to think about.
Maybe you should look at channel lineup cards to see what best fits the needs of you and your family:
After keeping that in mind, I suggest thinking about the channels that you want to watch and "must have." Please compare channel lineup cards:
Dish: DISH Channels and Programming | DISH TV Guide | MyDISH Customer Support
Currently, I honestly feel that Dish is usually cheaper especially in terms of base prices. I also find that Dish has several package options.
Welcome Pack $14.99 (usually not for first-time customers)
Dish Latino Basico $22.99
Dish Latino Clasico $32.99
Dish America $34.99 "HD-only"
Dish Latino Plus $37.99 [starting package in Dish Latino eligible for HD Free for Life]
America's Top 120 $44.99 [starting package in America's Top eligible for HD Free for Life]
Dish Latino Dos $44.99
America's Top 120 Plus $49.99
Dish America Silver $49.99
Dish Latino Max $57.99
America's Top 200 $59.99
Dish America Gold $59.99
America's Top 250 $69.99
America's "Everything" Pak $104.99
DVR: $6/month (Note: 211 HD Solo receivers do not have a DVR fee and can optionally be integrated into DVRs with an external hard drive and a one-time $40 fee that covers all 211s on the account.)
(I was going to post the Dish pricing calculator, but the site seems to be down for some strange reason. Here is the site if it does become available or if it is just not coming up for me: http://commercial.dishnetwork.com/calculator/default.aspx
DirecTV comes across as being more costly when looking solely at base prices:
Select Classic $41.99 (retention)
Choice Xtra $68.99
Choice Ultimate $74.99