Originally Posted by The MVPlaya
DirectTV is kind of expensive...
I have cable right now....trying to see if I can save some money going a different direction. So many charges each month...charges for the remote, receiver, etc...DVR service etc.
DirecTV has what is called "HD Lite" by videophiles but I gotta tell you, Ive seen them both on the same TV and they look the same (Cable and DirecTV) I know you asked about Dish but DirecTV is way worth what you are gonna pay for.
By the end of this month there will be over 70 HD channels for 10 bucks a month. Early next year that number will jump to over 100 and by the end of next year, 150. They will have more HD programming than anyone and if you get in now you get grandfathered in to the 10 bucks a month for HD programmer pricetag. No gaurantee that doesnt go up with all that programming.
Anyways, the real answer to your question is cable is technically speaking, better HD picture but unless you are one of those snobby types, you probably wont see any difference.