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Does Dish Network Really Work?

With Dish Network you can get the same viewing choices at the same quality but at a slashed cost in comparison with its competitors, they say. Dish Network also has a wide selection of TV viewing packages to suit the tastes of all viewers, they claim. To date, their best offer includes $15 off per month, a free upgrade to HD DVR, three months of free HBO and Showtime, and three HD receivers for free. Another new package is America’s Everything Pak With Locals which includes 31 commercial-free premium movie channels from Showtime, Starz Movie Pack, HBO and Cinemax; NBA TV, and America’s Top 250 package, totaling more than 280 channels in all. Also included is one’s Regional Sports Network based on your ZIP code. This is a package for any true TV lover, they say. Other packages are America’s Top 120 (including CNN, ESPN, Disney Channel and Discovery Channel), America’s Top 200 (including news, sports, movie, children’s and family programming and over 30 commercial-free, CD-quality music channels and a dozen Public Interest Channels), and America’s top 250 Package, among others.

Dish Network Reviews

Yes - Not Perfect.
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[..] More channels for Less $. Don’t bother with the “Hopper”. We have 2 dual DVR’s. We pay $10 month extra for each. We can record 4 shows at the same time (2 per DVR), and watch a show already recorded on DVR. With Direct you have to pay more for a higher package to watch the stations you enjoy. [..] Snow, Leaves, Heavy rains, Sunstorms, etc. can block even massive TV station’s dish receivers. Again not perfect, but better than the alternatives, AT THIS POINT.

March 3rd, 2013
Washington State
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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No - A real pain
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I had this piece of junk installed and lived with it for almost the end of the 2 year contract. I had so many problems with it that I was on the phone at least once a month talking to their tech support. When it snowed and the snow was wet, it would cling to the dish and I had to go outside and wipe the snow off the dish to get a signal. I finally had enough and went back to cable and ate the fee they charged me to cancel the contract early. Unless you like to putz with technology, stay away from the DISH Network. It is just not reliable.

January 6th, 2012
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes - Love It!
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Love Dish! Love the fact I can record and watch what I want in the bedroom while hubby watches his shows in the living room!

Gina Conklin
October 16th, 2011
Suffern, NY
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Yes - Better then direct
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Was with DirecTV prior and got tired of hours on phone and bad English. 6yrs with Dish and my bill jumped this year from $34.99 to $51.99 for top 250. I was ready to quit when they found a package I was happy with for less $. And English I can understand. Don’t like that they won’t cancel locals when out of state which saved me $5.mo when on the road for months. Checked direct more $$ for less channels.

rv fun
June 17th, 2011
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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No - Fair weather friend
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Sattelite works great given clear line of site to the sattelite, HOWEVER, during a heavy rain you can generally count on loss of signal, have had Direct TV for 10 yrs{same technology}, heavy rain or snow and you go back to regular broadcast TV. if I had to do over would get cable. Sorry sat boys

craig pulkownik
March 26th, 2011
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