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Why Bother with Free to Air Satellite TV?

Jul 20, 2008
The coming of satellite and cable TV have decreased the use of the traditional free-to-air TV. Why has this occurred? People are able to get programming at a higher quality, watch more programs that they want to watch, and when they want to watch it. Obviously this doesn't include HD television programming.

So should you even look into free television anymore?

There are people that just don't watch TV much. It might be because they don't like watching TV, they're in a remote area that doesn't have much channels, or they just don't have enough time. Whatever reason it may be, free-to-air television can be the answer.

Are there more free to air channels available?

There are some other options for you. Instead of getting TV from your local stations, you can get TV from abroad. Whether it's programming from another city or even another country. That's what Free-to-Air satellite TV is all about. This is also called FTA satellite.

Why haven't I heard about FTA before?

In most cases, the shops that sell it aren't popular. Most cities don't even have stores that sell FTA satellite equipment. However, times have changed.

Now with the internet, you can find equipment vary easily. You don't even have to spend a lot of time or energy. Internet shops for FTA are widely available.

Is there anything bad about FTA?

For free satellite TV, the biggest disadvantage is not getting a lot of the mainstream channels. There are a lot of independent channels and programs from abroad. Don't let that stop you. There are other free sources of televesion that you can get for a minimal fee.
About the Author
Michael Tanaka is a satellite TV specialist. You can some of his articles on http://TopSatelliteDeals.com, where you'll also find information about Free To Air Satellite TV .
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