DIRECTV Satellite TV Review

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Like

  • 280+ channels
  • Unique sports packages
  • Many HD channels
  • Helpful customer service
  • Good satellite signal
  • Save by combining services

Dislike

  • Expensive packages

DIRECTV is an immensely popular service; it can be found not only in homes but in a variety of establishments like businesses and restaurants. This may be because of their unique sports packages. Because of the growing popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, live programming, like sports, keep television service relevant. That’s why DIRECTV packages like the NFL Sunday Ticket remain in high demand.

DIRECTV is not the most cost-effective option on the table. When you subscribe to anything beyond the  basic service, you’ll likely pay well over $30 a month. However, you won’t find a service that offers exactly the same things that it does for much cheaper.

According to customer reviews, DIRECTV is susceptible to frequent but brief losses of signal, which is typical of satellite.

Verdict – Excellent

Despite the fact that DIRECTV is expensive compared to other top providers, it offers some of the best features and packages. You’d be hard-pressed to find a service that offers the same features and as many channels.

DIRECTV Packages

Internet not included
Internet not included
145 channels
Phone not included
$50.00 per month

3 months free:

FREE Genie DVR

For 12 months. Req's 24 mo. TV agmt.*

Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T services. Call or go to www.att.com to see if you qualify.

ALL DIRECTV OFFERS REQUIRE 24-MO. AGREEMENT. ADD’L FEES APPLY.

*New approved residential customers only (equipment lease req’d). Credit card req’d. Req’s qual. AT&T service during 2nd year. Pro-rated ETF fees (up to $480) and Equipment Non-Return fees apply.

$50 1-YR SELECT ALL INCLUDED PACKAGE PRICE: Ends 4/22/17. Price includes SELECT All Included TV Pkg and monthly fees for a Genie HD DVR + three (3) add’l receivers. After 12 mos. or loss of eligibility, then prevailing rate for TV package applies (currently $88/mo for SELECT All Included), unless cancelled or changed by customer prior to end of the promotional period. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas.

Internet not included
Internet not included
175 channels
Phone not included
$60.00 per month

3 months free:

NFL Sunday Ticket Included!

Genie DVR Included

For 12 months. Req's 24 mo. TV agmt.* Regional sports fee applies in certain markets.

Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T services. Call or go to www.att.com to see if you qualify.

ALL DIRECTV OFFERS REQUIRE 24-MO. AGREEMENT. ADD’L FEES APPLY.

*New approved residential customers only (equipment lease req’d). Credit card req’d. Req’s qual. AT&T service during 2nd year. Pro-rated ETF fees (up to $480) and Equipment Non-Return fees apply.

$60 1-YR CHOICE ALL INCLUDED PACKAGE PRICE: Ends 4/22/17. Price includes CHOICE All Included TV Pkg and monthly fees for a Genie HD DVR + three (3) add’l receivers. After 12 mos. or loss of eligibility, then prevailing rate for TV package applies (currently $111/mo for CHOICE All Included), unless cancelled or changed by customer prior to end of the promotional period. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas.

Internet not included
Internet not included
315 channels
Phone not included
$125.00 per month

Includes:

NFL Sunday Ticket Included!

FREE Genie DVR

For 12 months. Req's 24 mo. TV agmt.* Regional sports fee applies in certain markets.

Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T services. Call or go to www.att.com to see if you qualify.

ALL DIRECTV OFFERS REQUIRE 24-MO. AGREEMENT. ADD’L FEES APPLY.

*New approved residential customers only (equipment lease req’d). Credit card req’d. Req’s qual. AT&T service during 2nd year. Pro-rated ETF fees (up to $480) and Equipment Non-Return fees apply.

$125 1-YR PREMIER ALL INCLUDED PACKAGE PRICE: Ends 4/22/17. Price includes PREMIER All Included TV Pkg and monthly fees for a Genie HD DVR + three (3) add’l receivers. After 12 mos. or loss of eligibility, then prevailing rate for TV package applies (currently $181/mo for PREMIER All Included), unless cancelled or changed by customer prior to end of the promotional period. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas.

Internet not included
Internet not included
340 channels
Phone not included
$125.00 per month

Includes:

NFL Sunday Ticket Included!

75+ Spanish-language channels

245+ English-language channels

FREE Genie® DVR

For 12 months. Req's 24 mo. TV agmt.* Regional sports fee applies in certain markets.

ALL DIRECTV OFFERS REQUIRE 24-MO. AGREEMENT. ADD’L FEES APPLY.

*New approved residential customers only (equipment lease req’d). Credit card req’d. Req’s qual. AT&T service during 2nd year. Pro-rated ETF fees (up to $480) and Equipment Non-Return fees apply.

$125 1-YR LO MAXIMO ALL INCLUDED PACKAGE PRICE: Ends 4/22/17. Price includes LO MAXIMO All Included TV Pkg and monthly fees for a Genie HD DVR + three (3) add’l receivers. After 12 mos. or loss of eligibility, then prevailing rate for TV package applies (currently $181/mo for LO MAXIMO All Included), unless cancelled or changed by customer prior to end of the promotional period. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas.