DIRECTV vs. Time Warner: Which Provider is Best for You?
Special Highlights from Time Warner Cable vs. DIRECTV
Like most cable and satellite TV companies, DIRECTV and Time Warner offer fairly similar channel packages. What's more important in this contest of Time Warner vs. DIRECTV are the exceptional features where the companies go above and beyond. There are many special highlights from DIRECTV that Time Warner cable just doesn't provide. The best example of this is the DIRECTV-exclusive Genie whole-home HD DVR1. This amazingly advanced piece of equipment eliminates recording conflicts by allowing you to record ANY 5 shows you want, all at the same time, all in HD. Since it's a whole-home DVR, Genie also lets you enjoy up to four different live or recorded shows in as many as 4 different rooms at once. With 1 Tetrabyte of storage for all your shows and movies, the Genie offers more storage than any other provider, making Genie a definite win in this round of DIRECTV vs. Time Warner. Advanced Receiver fee applies. Access to programming based on package selection. Blackout restrictions apply to sports programming. Program must air in HD to record in HD. Whole-Home DVR functionality and remote viewing requires a Genie Mini (model C31 Client) or an RVU-enabled TV/device for each additional room. Additional fees apply. Cable comparison based on hours of HD recording with one Genie HD DVR setup (model HR34 Advanced Whole-Home DVR only.)
Another wonderful highlight only available from DIRECTV is the NFL SUNDAY TICKET package. This exclusive sports package from is a football fan's dream, as it gives you access to every single out-of-market game, live and in HD, every Sunday2. NFL Sunday Ticket also comes with awesome special features, like the ability to watch up to 8 games on one screen, so you never miss a single play.3. When it comes to DIRECTV vs. Time Warner Cable, it's safe to say NFL SUNDAY TICKET is a DIRECTV TOUCH DOWN!
Customer Service with DIRECTV vs. Time Warner Cable
As you consider the best television provider from your home, it's important to think about the comparisons where they really count – such as the important topic of customer service. TV service is an amazing addition to any home, but only if it works properly, can be installed conveniently, and offers plenty of way to get help available 24/7. When it comes to excellent customer service, DIRECTV can't be beat. For the 16th year in a row, DIRECTV rated higher in customer satisfaction than cable. As compared to the largest national subscription TV cable providers: 2001 – 2016. 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Go With the DIRECTV vs. Time Warner Winner For Your Home
Why would you want anything less than the best for your home entertainment? Go with the winning provider, and get DIRECTV satellite television service in your home today. Call the number on your screen to order, or if you have any questions. Your family will love the hours of entertainment you'll get with DIRECTV!
1DIRECTV Advanced Whole-Home HD DVR service requires a DIRECTV Advanced Whole Home DVR model HR34 receiver ("Genie") connected to the primary television. Remote viewing requires a Genie Mini (model C31 Client), H25 HD Receiver(s) or RVU-capable TV/device in each additional room, a SWiM network and Advanced Receiver Service ($25/mo.). Limit of three remote viewings per Advanced Whole Home HD DVR at a time. Visit directv.com/genie for complete details.
2 Blackout rules and other conditions apply. NFL SUNDAY TICKET consists of all out-of market NFL games broadcast on FOX and CBS. However, games broadcast by your local FOX or CBS affiliate will not be available in NFL SUNDAY TICKET. Available games based on customer’s service address. NFL SUNDAY TICKET will automatically continue each season at a special renewal rate unless customer calls to cancel prior to start of season. Subscription cannot be cancelled (in part or in whole) after the start of the season and subscription fees cannot be refunded. Commercial locations require an appropriate licensee agreement. "Every Game. Every Sunday." applies to out-of-market games included in NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX. Local broadcasts subject to blackout rules. Actual number of games varies by market. Other conditions apply. Actual number of games varies by market and based on day games. Blackout rules and other conditions apply. To access DIRECTV HD programming, HD equipment required.
3 Some interactive services may require a phone line connection and/or an additional service fee. For full Mix Channel, Player Tracker, and Enhanced Games functionality, a D10 or later model interactive DIRECTV Receiver and Remote Control are required.
1 Number of HD channels varies based on package selection. To access HD programming, HD TV is required.
2 Custom installation extra. Applicable use tax adjustment may apply on the retail value of the installation.
3 NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscriptions consist of all live out-of market NFL games broadcast on FOX and CBS. All out-of-market games on 12/24/16 will be included in your NFL SUNDAY TICKET package. However, games broadcast by your local FOX or CBS affiliate will not be available in NFL SUNDAY TICKET or NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX. Available games based on customer’s service address. Games available via remote viewing are based on device location. Only one game may be accessed from any device at any given time. Online access is only available on certain operating systems. Computer hardware, software, and Internet connection not included. Mobile access only available on certain devices. Additional data charges may apply. Please check with your service provider. Visit directv.com/nfl for a list of system requirements and compatible mobile devices. NFL SUNDAY TICKET (MAX) subscription will automatically continue each season at special renewal rates unless customer calls to cancel prior to start of season. Subscription cannot be canceled (in part or in whole) after the start of the season and subscription fees cannot be refunded. Commercial locations require an appropriate licensee agreement.
4 HD channels include 5.1 surround sound when available from programmer. To access DIRECTV HD programming, HD equipment required. Additional equipment required and sold separately. "Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
5 For full Mix Channel and Interactive functionality, HD equipment model H/HR 21 is required.
6 Short Cuts are available from midnight Sunday ET through midnight Wednesday ET via the NFL SUNDAY TICKET App.
7 Access to available DIRECTV On Demand programming based on package selection. Actual number of shows and movies will vary. Additional fees apply for new releases. Some DIRECTV CINEMA and On Demand content requires an HD DVR (HR20 or later) or DVR (R22 or later), DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit and broadband Internet service with speeds of 750 kbps or higher and a network router with an available Ethernet port. Visit directv.com/movies for details.
8 Access to available DIRECTV on Demand programming is based on package selection. Actual number of shows and movies will vary. Additional fees apply for new releases.