I switched from Dish to Direct TV because of the NFL package but ended up giving up DVR capabilities on all the TVs. Direct TV offers "Whole Home DVR" - whatever that means - because not all your TVs will have DVR capabilities.
The TV with the DVR can record shows and pause live TV. But the TVs with only a receiver can only pause recorded media - they cannot pause live TV. Understand that! You cannot pause live TV on TVs that do not have a DVR.
With Dish you can. Also the additional TVs must have an HD receiver. The standard receivers offer zero DVR capabilities.
It is such a bummer to be watching live TV and not be able to pause it.
This is the beauty - the genious - of DVR. I wish I had known this before I had switched.
Review about: Directv Tv Package.