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.
The set is up easy
I will say that Dish is easier to use. The set is up easy. The guides are much more straightforward. It is also easier to search for programs with Dish.
HD recievers work great
The equipment that Dish uses is very nice. Their dvr's work very well and have adequite storage space for programs. They have many HD channels and their HD recievers work great. If you have a problem with your reciever they are more than happy to provide techinical assistance or send you a new one.
BEST VALUE FOR THE MONEY!!!
WOW-I was amazed when I saw my first bill...I saved sooo much money- I dropped Time Warner Cable because #1)costumer Service was so bad #2)my bill kept getting higher & higher( with no upgrade)-now I get more channels + Playboy for LESS MONEY... costumer service is the best at VMC satellite!!Thanks so much