In my opinion before I got U-verse from AT&T which is the ultimate for television, I had DirecTV. Dish does not afford you as many channels. The main problem with any satellite service is when it rains or is windy, the signal is lost. It got to the point when there was 10 minutes left of a movie which was not airing again, one rain drop would make me lose signal. This became very frustrating. I hope this helped in some way. Enjoy your day.