Dish satellite tv is much better than cable. Ever since I moved out into my own place I have had Dish Network. And for most all the years this satellite has been very good to have. I know people who have other providers, and I've tried theirs as well, but it just seems to be slower than mine. The DVR's are similar. The main thing that I wish I had were more channels that are included in other providers that are not included in my basic package, but I guess that is how they get you to upgrade your services.