Can You Afford DirecTV?
published onAugust 19, 2011

Do you currently have cable TV and have thought about switching to DirecTV? Have you always perceived satellite TV to be more expensive? Depending on the services you order, that may not be true.

Both DirecTV and cable TV providers offer a variety of programming packages that range from a local/basic channel option up to an ultimate package option. These packages differ depending upon what is included, such as the channel line-up, and the addition of premium movie channels, sports channels, video on demand, or online services.

Over the years, DirecTV’s prices have dropped making the service comparable to cable TV. DirecTV’s packages range from $29.99 a month for the lowest-priced option up to $83.99 for their package offering the most programming and services. Cable TV packages range from $29.99 to $84.99; but cable generally offers fewer channels in each package than DirecTV.

Other Cost Considerations

Other factors you should consider when pricing DirecTV and cable:

Cable TV providers often charge a monthly local franchise fee while DirecTV does not.
DirecTV offers free equipment, up to four standard receivers, if you sign a two-year agreement. Free upgrades to an HD DVR and HD receiver depend upon the package selected. Most cable TV providers charge for additional cable boxes.
Both DirecTV and cable TV providers offer packages that bundle your TV, phone, and high-speed Internet services – providing you with additional cost savings, especially if you’re a first-time customer.

The only way you’ll know for sure if you can save money with DirecTV is to call an authorized dealer servicing the tri-state New York, New Jersey area. JD Pro is an official, authorized dealer of DirecTV; we’ll give you the friendly, personalized service you deserve and help you make the best choice for your family and your budget.

For a limited time, DirecTV is offering NFL Sunday Ticket free with select packages… it just gets better and better.