What are the differences between U-verse TV and DIRECTV?

Question

What are the differences between U-verse TV and DIRECTV?

I’ve used DIRECTV for couple of years, but my neighbor says that U-verse TV is better. What are the differences between them? How about their picture quality, sound quality and other features? Can anyone tell me their pros and cons respectively?

Answer

U-verse TV is a 100% digital television service using advanced fiber optic and IPTV technology, delivered over the Internet connection. It provides 8 level packages whose main difference lies in the numbers of channels. For example, U-basic only has local channels while U450 Latino has up to 480 channels including 150 HD channels and 55 Spanish language channels. Most U-verse TV plans contains a Total Home DVR which allows you to record up to 4 programs at the same time, and store up to 233 hours SD content, 65 hours HD content, or any combination of the two. U-verse TV is now available at many areas of the United States. You can check availability first.

DIRECTV provides television and audio services via satellite transmissions. It offers three plans which are CHOICE, XTRA and ULTIMATE. All of them have premium movie channels and HD DVR capabilities. Most areas in the United States are allowed to install DIRECTV.

Both of the two TV services offer a DVR. However, U-verse DVR is better than DIRECTV’s for it is capable of recording 4 shows at the same time and is free for most packages, while DIRECTV DVR charges an extra fee for all plans.

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36 Responses to What are the differences between U-verse TV and DIRECTV?

  1. Fletcher says:

    Will you post a new article about the difference between verizon fios tv and direct tv?

  2. Vincent says:

    Stumbled on your web blog through Google. Keep up the good work!

  3. Bagshaw says:

    It’s hard to choose a perfect tv. every company got its advantages.

  4. Burgess says:

    Sounds uverse tv is much better. but i’d love to compare more.

  5. Cathy says:

    The new offers of direct tv do not affect my choice of uverse.

  6. Grimes says:

    Although this is outdated, i still think it can be a reference.

  7. Don says:

    Actually your information is out dated. Direct TV now offers up to 4 HD receivers for Free or a Free HD DVR and 3 HD receivers all for free~

  8. Wilkins says:

    A lot of useful info. uverse is obviously a better choice.

  9. Beard says:

    Friends say uverse really bring them wonderful movie nights.

  10. Kelly says:

    U-verse brings more entertainment and is a popular choice.

  11. Nancy says:

    Just for learning.

  12. Waller says:

    You do us great help!

  13. bluesky says:

    useful info

  14. Roesy says:

    Thanks for your TV offer.

  15. Perry says:

    I definitely enjoyed studying it.

  16. OELSY says:

    A good way to get it.

  17. Leppy says:

    Useful for me.

  18. Mksy says:

    Good info for me.

  19. Urel says:

    Help me a lot.

  20. dsfdfe says:

    Good Q&A.

  21. Irish says:

    Certainly a lot to learn about.

  22. Spencer says:

    Glad to know.

  23. vinda says:

    Is it good? confused

  24. Leel says:

    Now I know more about it.

  25. Leoy says:

    I have the same question.

  26. Om says:

    If this article could be clearer.

  27. rediue says:

    Never heard of it.

  28. Mille says:

    Your type is so cute.

  29. Pesu says:

    Want to have one now.

  30. Solomon says:

    Apparently uverse is much better.

  31. Peso says:

    I love digital television services.

  32. Thomas says:

    U-verse TV suits me. I want to record more shows.

  33. Ben says:

    Digital television is a conbination of U-verse digital.

  34. Anby says:

    Give us the final result of the comparison, which is worth buying?! :!:

  35. Carl says:

    I have heard from friends who all say Uverse really let them enjoy a wonderful movie night.

  36. PATRICK says:

    DirectTV is old-fashioned, U-verse will be mainstream in the future.

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