Starting with free installation, DISH scores over Comcast in almost all areas such as HD channels, channel packages etc. The DISH Hopper Whole-Home DVR lets you record 2000 hours of SD programming, four times more than Comcast. Read through our detailed comparison and you will understand why upgrading to DISH is the right choice for you. Upgrading to DISH comes at Zero cost and at a cheaper price.
|HD channels||Dish listed 116 HD channels||Comcast listed 100 HD channels|
|Recording Capacity||Dish’s Hopper lets you record up to 2,000 hours of programming.
6 shows during primetime (2 any channels/4 primetime networks)
|Comcast lets you record up to 300 hours programming.
Can record up to 4 shows simultaneously.
|Installation||Dish provides free installation (with a 2-year contract).Free Installation upto 6 rooms||Comcast lets you choose between self-install and professional install. Those fees may vary between service provider, but a typical professional install fee paid by new customers is at least $39.99, and may vary according to how much equipment is installed. Comcast charges extra for that. Every room has a separate installation charge.|
|Top Tier Packages||Dish’s Top-tier America’s Everything Pak gives subscribers over 290 channels with a free Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR Upgrade.||Comcast’s Xfinity Digital Premiere provides customers with over 200 digital channels including premium channels.|
|HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz||Included in the package||need to pay extra $10/month for each|
|Satellite Radio||Included in the package||Not included|
|International Programming||29 Languages||only 15 languages|