At the end of the day, it’s your decision whether your home is better suited towards cable or satellite television. There are cable companies who offer deals for the same price as satellite TV and vice versa. Find a price point you’re comfortable with and see what company can give you the most for that.
Remember the talk of a 500-channel universe? It's here, and cable and satellite companies are ready to transport the consumer there. While both offer similar channel packages, each has an advantage over the other. Satellite offers both east and west coast feeds and alternate sports programming for channels like ESPN and Fox Sports. Sometimes sports stations televise games based on regional interest. Their alternate feed allows the satellite viewer the choice of either game. Of course, accessibility to some of the alternate feeds might require an additional price.
Cable has an advantage for subscribers who dont want digital programing because there's no equipment needed other than a television. For the digital subscriber, cable and satellite are similar. Youll need a converter box, remote, and compatible television. Satellite needs an unobstructed view of the southern sky to receive signals, which is a huge disadvantage for renters because their leasing company might require a deposit for satellite installation. Homeowners also assume a minimal risk by installing a dish to a side wall or roof. Edge: Cable
There’s no doubt that one of the biggest decisions involving your home entertainment setup is which service should you go with: Cable vs Satellite TV? Here are some answers to many of the questions you’ll likely have before making a final decision.
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