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DIRECTV vs AT&T U-Verse

DIRECTV is a good satellite provider with introductory prices, best for sports fans. How does it compare to AT&T U-Verse? Read our comparison chart below.

DIRECTV is a popular favorite because of its exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket.

While AT&T U-Verse has one of the highest channel counts out of all the paid TV providers. Its highest tiered plan has more than 550+ channels to surf from. It also has a good selection of international offerings and over 200 HD channels.

Compare DIRECTV with AT&T U-Verse, side-by-side. Read on for an in-depth look, including ratings, reviews, pros and cons.

 

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Benefits and Features

DVRGenie HD-DVR can record up to 5 simultaneous recordings. 1 TB storage space for 200 hours of HD or 800 hours of SD recording. Paired with receivers (Mini Genie) to connect up to 8 TV sets, however only 4 active viewings at one time.AT&T's U-Verse Total Home DVR can record up to 4 shows at once. Has 500GB storage space. Paired with receivers to connect up to 4 TV sets, with a total of 4 unique streams. Larger DVR unit with 6 unique streams and 1TB storage space available.
PackagesSelect ($59.99/month): 150+ channels.
Entertainment ($64.99/month): 155+ channels.
Choice ($69.99/month): 185+ channels, NFL Sunday Ticket.
Xtra ($79.99/month): 230+ channels, NFL Sunday Ticket.
Ultimate ($84.99/month): 245+ channels, NFL Sunday Ticket.
Premier ($134.99/month): 325+ channels, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECTV Sports Pack.
U-Basic ($19/month): 20+ channels
U-Family ($40/month): 200+ channels
U200 ($60/month): 360+ channels
U300 ($65/month): 470+ channels
U450 ($115/month): 550+ channels
CancellationEarly termination fees are $20 for each remaining month left in contract. All equipment is leased and must be returned, unreturned equipment fees apply.$180 early termination fee per service, pro rated $15 per month. All equipments is leased and must be returned, unreturned equipment fees apply.
ContractUser agreement requires a base TV package of $29.99/month for a 24-month contract minimum. Promotional pricing only applies for first 12 months; regular pricing applies after.Users must sign up for a 12-month agreement to get promotional prices. Regular pricing applies in the second year.
InstallationStandard professional installation included in up to 4 rooms only; additional installations cost extra.Standard professional installation included for up to 3 rooms. Additional installations cost extra.
Autopay$5/month discount for the first 12 months if you sign up for DIRECTV autopay feature. Autopay can be setup with bank account, debit card, or credit card.$5 discount if you sign up for autopay feature. Can be set up with bank account, credit/debit card.
Receiver FeeEquipment rental fee of $7/month for each receiver on account.Additional receiver ($10/month)
Regional Sports FeeUp to $7.29/month may apply (varies depending on location)No regional sports fee.
 

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Sports
Price
Selection
Contract
Pros & ConsPros:
  • NFL Sunday Ticket
  • Channel Packages
  • AT&T Bundle
Cons:
  • Regional Sports Fee
  • Pricing after 1st Year
Pros:
  • High channel count
  • No DVR fees
  • Good international offerings
Cons:
  • Uncertain future
  • Limited availability
Bottom LineGood satellite provider with introductory prices, best for sports fans... Read full reviewGood TV provider with plenty of channels for channel surfers... Read full review
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    DIRECTV: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on December 6, 2017 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

    AT&T U-Verse: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on April 12, 2018 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

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