Help a Newbie Decide Which Satellite TV Option is the Best!

I need clarification; satellite TV options are making my head spin! I’m moving to a new place with no cable hookup, so satellite is the way to go. But there are so many providers (DISH, DIRECTV…), packages, and hidden fees.

What’s the best satellite TV service out there for someone who wants to catch the latest shows, maybe some sports, and definitely needs reliable service? Is there a provider with a good channel selection for the price? Does anyone have experience with installation hassles or surprise charges?

I would like to avoid decision overload here! Any advice would be amazing!