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Comcast Xfinity vs DISH

Comcast Xfinity is a no contract cable TV which lets you watch recordings on the go. How does it compare to DISH? Read our comparison chart below.

Comcast Xfinity is a cable TV provider which lets you choose to have a contract or no contract. Xfinity TV offers a combination of normal and cloud DVR. You can record your shows into your DVR machine, as well as upload it to the cloud. This lets you watch your shows on the go, which is handy if you travel.

While DISH offers the Hopper 3 DVR. It records up to 16 shows at once, and stores up to 500 hours of HD content.

Compare Comcast Xfinity with DISH, side-by-side. Read on for an in-depth look, including ratings, reviews, pros and cons.

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Benefits and Features

DVRTwo types of DVR services: normal and cloud DVR. Normal DVR records up to 6 shows at once, and has 500GB storage capacity. Cloud DVR records up to 60 hours. You can download recordings to your device to watch offline.Hopper 3 HD-DVR can record up to 16 simultaneous recordings. Storage Space: 2 TB (500 hours of HD or 2000 hours of SD recording). Paired with receivers (Joeys) to connect to up to 7 TV sets, with a total of 8 unique channel streams.
PackagesLimited Basic ($28.65/month): 10+ channels
Digital Economy ($34.99/month): 100+ channels
Digital Starter ($64.99/month): 140+ channels
Digital Preferred ($84.99/month): 220+ channels
Digital Premier ($124.99/month): 260+ channels
(Prices are for packages without contract)
America's Top 120 ($59.99/month): 190 channels, 70+ Sirius XM Music Channels.
America's Top 120+ ($69.99/month): 190+ channels, includes ESPN, local channels, and regional sports channels, 70+ Sirius XM Music Channels.
America's Top 200 ($79.99/month): 240+ channels, includes MLB, NBA, and NHL networks, ESPN, local channels, and regional sports, 70+ Sirius XM Music Channels.
America's Top 250 ($89.99/month): 290+ channels, 70+ Sirius XM Music Channels, 17 additional movie channels (such as Turner Classic Movies, The Movie Channel, Starz Encore and others), additional channels such as Bloomberg, Nicktoons, and Nat Geo Wild, ESPN, Local channels, NFL, and Regional sports channels.
CancellationAll equipment must be returned within 30 days of termination. Unreturned equipment fees apply.Early termination fees are $20 for each remaining month left in contract. All equipment are leased and must be returned within 30 days following cancellation or disconnection of service. Unreturned equipment fees apply.
ContractUsers can choose to subscribe for a 1-year contract, or pay month-to-monthUsers must sign up for a 24-month contract minimum, with a mandatory early termination fee and E-Autopay. DISH offers a two-year price guarantee for the duration of your contract.
InstallationStandard professional installation fee of $60. Final bill generated after installation.Standard professional installation included for up to 6 rooms. Additional rooms and/or services will cost extra.
Autopay$5/month discount when signing up for Xfinity's Autopay and Eco-bill feature. Autopay can be set up with bank account, or debit/credit card.You can sign up with Dish's autopay feature from the MyDISH mobile or web application. The E-Autopay feature can be set up with either a bank account, debit/credit card.
Receiver FeeHD DVR Box ($19.95/month), Additional cable box ($9.95/month).Dish charges an additional equipment rental fee for every received beyond the first. Additional Joeys will add a $7/month fee to your monthly bill.
Regional Sports FeeRegional Sports Fee (up to $6.75/month)
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Selection
Contract
Pros & ConsPros:
  • Combined normal and cloud DVR
  • Good on-demand selection
  • No contract
Cons:
  • Extra charges
  • Customer service
  • Not as many channels as rivals
Pros:
  • Low prices
  • Advanced DVR
  • Channel packages
Cons:
  • 2 year commitment
  • No NFL Sunday Ticket
Bottom LineNo contract cable TV which lets you watch recordings on the go... Read full reviewGood satellite provider with advanced DVR; best for families who watch a lot of shows... Read full review
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Comcast Xfinity: 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.

Which is Better: Comcast Xfinity or DISH?

Still need help deciding which tv is better? Read the in-depth reviews below. You may also be interested in comparing Comcast Xfinity or DIRECTV.

In short: Comcast Xfinity's contract is outstanding. DISH's price and selection are impressive.


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