They both have that.
If you like sports at all go with DirecTV. Just make sure you get the HR44 when you order and if they come with a HR34 instead refuse the install and have them come back out.
Dish is fine. I haven't had them in a very long time.
I do know DirecTv has better picture quality out of the two. Better equipment is a toss up between the Hopper if you watch a ton of prime time stuff or the HR44 if you don't.