Dish Network VS Cox cable
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Pay less with DISH and get more features than you would with Cox.
The above compares the regular, non-promotional pricing for DISH and Cox.
What you get with DISH that you don't with Cox:
DISH and Cox are both well-known TV services. This guide will show you the differences between the services. As a DISH retailer, we are somewhat biased towards DISH network but in this guide we will do our best to give you objective facts to help you make your decision. And of course, we have live reps available to talk with you.
We believe DISH is the better choice for you with all the great features and superior technology they offer. Read more to find out why.
DISH wins versus Cox in many categories. As you can see (pictured right), Cox's is very simlilar in pricing their packages. DISH's most popular package, America's Top 200 is $69.99 per month. Cox's Advanced TV, a popular package is $72.99 per month with a similar channel lineup.
Cox claims they are a leader in providing TV service. There are several aspects in determining how good a TV provider is, and that will be depend upon the person. A good point of reference is: number of channels per package, and cost per month. Let's look at some examples.
Example (1): Two popular packages. Every day prices-no promotions.
- DISH's America's Top 120 channel package includes 190+ channels and costs $54.99 per month.
- Cox's Advanced TV package includes 200+ channels and costs $72.99 per month.
Example (2): Same packages as above, but this time with a two-room HD-DVR system. Everyday prices-no promotions.
- DISH's America's Top 120 channel package includes 190+ channels and costs $78.99 per month.
- Cox's Advanced TV includes 200+ channels and costs $113.97 per month.
The examples like this hold true for virtually every side-by-side comparison. DISH offers you more channels for less money per month, especially when you factor in equipment.
How does DISH HD and HD-DVR receiver upgrades compare to Cox's?
Above we talked about package pricing. DISH and Cox have very similar package pricing. But when you start comparing the HD receiver upgrades, HD service, and the different HD-DVR offers, like the Hopper or the Cox HD-DVR, then the argument is becomes very one-sided. In this section we will show you how superior the Hopper is and let you determine which offer is best for you.
Both DISH and Cox have several HD, HD-DVR, and equipment upgrades:
HD Service: DISH's offer versus Cox's offer.
DISH's offer: HD service is free for 24 months. Agree to the contract, and AutoPay billing, and that's it. Any HD receiver will work and most of the most popular programming packages qualify for this.
Cox's offer: HD service is available for a monthly fee. To get HD, it's $8.50 per month from day one. If you wish to have both HD service and DVR capabilities, it will be $15.00 extra per month.
HD service is not free with Cox. Plus, there's an additional fee to add DVR functionality.
FREE HD Receiver upgrades (non DVRs): DISH versus Cox
DISH offers up to three non-DVR, HD receiver upgrades free (more on DVR offers below). The HD free for 24 months promotion with DISH does not require that you order an HD-DVR.
Cox offers a non-DVR, HD receiver upgrade for a monthly fee. HD service is not free with Cox when ordering non-DVR HD equipment. If you order an HD-DVR as one of your receivers, you will pay the $15.00 per month charge and if you just want a standard HD receiver, that will run you $8.50 extra per month.
DVR and HD-DVR Receiver upgrades (this deserves its own section).
Introduction to DVR offers
DISH has two types of Digital Video Recorder (a.k.a., DVR) receivers: a regular HD-DVR, and Whole-Home HD-DVR. Cox only offers one HD-DVR receiver model. The difference is exactly what it sounds like. The regular DVRs are designed to deliver DVR to a limited number of TVs in the home while the Whole-Home DVRs are designed to deliver DVR to all of the TVs in the home. Only DISH gives you offers for each type of DVR.
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