DISH Network is the better deal. Look past the confusing promotional offers that DIRECTV uses to lure new subscribers. Check on your costs after the promotional period. DISH Network will be lower - every month. Simply put, DISH Network channel packages cost less than those from DIRECTV - for the same channels, with the same crisp 100% digital signal. Oh, and by the way, DISH Network offers more HD programming. And DISH Network receivers are more technically advanced - offering convenience and money savings.