DISH keeps things simple: an affordable entry-level plan, a value-packed mid-tier option, and a top-tier plan with all the goodies. DISH offers a two-year price guarantee, which is a big perk and a stark contrast to DIRECTV’s substantial price increase after the first year.
The one oddball is America’s Top 120+, which is identical to America’s Top 120 but adds regional sports channels for an extra ten bucks. If you’re thinking about going with this plan, you should stop. We’d honestly skip it altogether. For about $10.00 more, you can jump to America’s Top 200 and still get the regional sports channels plus a bunch of other cool channels too.
Another major perk of DISH’s packages is the price is locked in for the full two years of the contract. With DIRECTV, the advertised price is locked in for one year, but then it goes up—and you’ve still got a year left on your agreement, so there’s no bailing when the paying gets tough.
DISH is less expensive than DIRECTV, which makes it attractive to many viewers. Remember that DIRECTV does give you more national sports, so it’s worth the extra cost if you want to catch NFL or NBA games. But if you’re into college sports, DISH and DIRECTV are about even as far as content goes—DIRECTV just has higher prices the second year.