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Satellite TV is Making the Cable Companies Run Scared

Aug 17, 2007
Satellite TV holds a great advantage over the cable TV companies. Not only is the picture and sound quality superior, but there's more choice in what to watch. If you said to yourself 'there's nothing on TV', switch to satellite. The differences couldn't be more obvious.

"Satellite is the only service that offers a true digital signal on each and every channel. Cable can not offer true digital quality channels."

Why is Satellite TV Better Than Cable? So Many Reasons!

Many people don't realize how much is offered with today's satellite TV systems, assuming that they will be expensive or difficult to install. Not so! In fact, most of today's top satellite TV companies such as service providers Dish Network and DirecTV, will come to your home and do the installation at no extra charge once you have a contract.

Your options are also greater with satellite TV vs. cable - most of the larger companies offer their services just about anywhere you can imagine, whether you live high in the mountains, remotely located from the world where no cable reaches, or in a crowded city. Being national companies rather than small, locally owned cable services also means you will benefit from quality service at lower prices. It also ensures you are getting the benefit of state-of-the-art technology. Many cable companies today are either replacing old cable or struggling to keep up while satellite TV providers are forging into the future.

Of course, in the final analysis, it all comes down to quality of programming and service reliability when you compare cable and satellite TV providers.

Cable quality vs. Satellite quality

With the limited bandwidth that cable offers, it's no wonder the quality is poor. First, the cable wire comes from a hub transmission system somewhere near your home. At source, the signal is passable, but by the time it runs through your community, splitting to each house, the signal has degraded. As the cable is RF (radio frequency) based, it has converted from an audio/video signal (at source) to RF and then needs to re-convert back into audio/video for your television. Along the way, anything broadcasting through the air has tried to get into the cable line and will appear as noise on your TV screen.

The choice is yours. I have had both satellite TV and cable tv and I select the best based on the programming offered by the respective comapnies. In small towns it is a wash on which has the best signal, basiclly because the signal from cable is not split to as many homes as in a larger city.
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Keith Londrie II is a well known author. For more information on Satellite TV, please visit Satellite TV for a wealth of information. You may also want to visit keith's own web site at http://keithlondrie.com/
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