After holding prices steady in recent years, both Dish and DirecTV have announced price increases effective February 1, 2008.
Over the last 5 years, cable TV prices have increased 100% (national average) while satellite TV pricing has not changed. Dish and DirecTV have now implemented small price increases.
Dish still provides the lowest price available with the Family Package at only $19.99 per month. In addition, Dish announced that their highly popular DVR Advantage (Digital Video Recorder) packages would not only stay the same as 2007 pricing but would guarantee those 2007 prices until February 2009. The DVR Advantage Packages allow the consumer many options that improve the TV viewing experience by allowing the recording of the show being watched, a program shown on another channel, even programs that show when the viewer isn't at home, and many other combinations too numerous to list.
Dish DVR Advantage Packages offer: 3 Months Free programing (24 month commitment); The Best High Definition DVR at no cost; Free standard installation; Packages starting at $29.99/mo.
DirecTV continues to lead the Satellite TV Industry in the number of HD (High Definition) Channels available with around 80 HD Channels. DirecTV pricing differs from Dish in that all packages include local channels at no additonal charge. They are increasing all programming packages $2.00-$3.00/mo.
DirecTV Packages offer: Free HD or DVR Receiver upgrade (access fee required); Free Movie Packages - HBO, STARZ, Showtime, Cimamax for 3 months (with qualifing programming); Free standard installation; Packages starting at $29.99/mo.
Tabors Techs is commited to providing the best value and service in Satellite Technology - both Satellite TV and HughesNet High Speed Internet. HughesNet packages begin at $59.99/mo. for up to 700KBPS and is available everywhere.
Jim Tabor, owner of Tabors Techs, says, "I learned the value of Exceptional Customer Service and High Integrity Management during my first professional job working for Ross Perot's Company, EDS, for 12 years. That commitment of excellence and integrity is, unfortunately, all too seldom found in the marketplace today. But you'll find both at Tabors Techs. We promise to fullfill our motto, "Making you and your Toys Smile."