Well, I've been a "Dish Network" customer going on 5 years now and it's all good!!!
Their has been a price increase over time, I think it's been $5 a month, but it's worth, no commercials, HBo, SHO, Encore...plus you get SIRIUS satellite radio for free with their music channelss (and YES, The "ALL ELVIS" radio channel) !!!
I love it, but my brother's got DIRECT and he loves his too...
It's all up 2 u, yo!!!
hope your choice makes you happy. I'm sure you won't regret purchasing either of them!!!!