Dish was the answer
When we moved to Mississippi, my husband and I had to decide on which companies we would use for our telephone, television and internet use. Telephone was simple, internet turned out to be not much of a choice (review coming soon), and the television turned out to be a choice between Direct TV and Dish Network. We asked several friends and family and also took note to see what kinds of dishes were in the community where we lived. Dish was the answer.
the good news
In fairness, Dish does has a good DVR system and a very good iPhone application that allows you to record individual shows or series remotely. This last remote feature is one of the best things Dish does to make off-site show recording easy. That is the good news.
We decided to go to Dish. They were wonderful. The install was fanstastic, everything was installed correctly. Even the install guy was nice and friendly (even though he had to go in some odd places in the house).
Premium channels are offered
I get about 250 channels, plus another 50-60 satellite radio channels for about $52 a month (I do pay an extra $5 for a second box). Premium channels are offered at an additional cost starting at about $12 a month for one. Discounts are extended when you combine premium channels.
more options in channels
We never had trouble. We even got the DVR since we were new customers. We liked them so much we signed up for the high speed internet with Dish as well, which has also been fantastic. Dish also had so many more options in chanels than other providers and offered better rates for packages.