How to do Comparison Among the Satellite TV, the Cable or Broadband TV


Due to development in technology television reception has seen many mile stones. The consumers have many choices from terrestrial TV, to Cable or broadband and Satellite TVs. The Cable TV is one of the most popular systems in most of the homes. In the broadband internet connection cable is also available. In certain areas where cable TV service is not available the satellite TV is being popular.

While choosing the reception from cable and satellite we have to compare each other in various aspects in order to watch our favorite TV shows and other programs.

  • The first thing we have to note down is the equipments required for each system. A satellite TV has a satellite dish at least one in number which has to be placed at home. The location of the dish is also to be under consideration. We have to place it at the right position without any obstacles. Each television sets should accompany with box which receives programs. Certain receivers have digital video recording facilities. This equipment can be either purchased or can be used under contract from the service providing company.
  • In cable TV a cabling provision is required as a part of connection. This cable runs into house, cable box or the receiver unit placed along with each television set. Mostly the cable box is returned back to the operator after disconnecting the service.
  • The next thing we have to consider during comparison is the programming nature of all the three type. In a satellite TV minimum of 250 channels are supported. These channels also include pay per view programs. A minimum number of local channels can be availed through satellite TV. Due to the presence of DVR we can record any program and view it later. We can also perform certain functions like fast forward, play, pause, rewind and stop. High definition services are also offered in the satellite carriers.
  • The cable TV provides 300 channels. The local TV channels are also available. The channels are of digital quality. We also have an option of movie on demand. The pay per program is also available. The HDTV channels are also present in this system.
  • The reception quality is the next thing to be considered. The satellite TV has the best reception quality compared to the cable TV. The only drawback of this is the reception is high affected during bad weather conditions. The cable TV also has the facility of digital quality.
  • The satellite TV service has a high initial investment due to the presence of many types of equipment. But depending upon the package this may get reduce. The cable TV service is little costlier due to pay per channel process that to during digital viewing. Anyway some companies offer certain cheaper packages.

Each type has its own advantages or disadvantages. In case we require more number of channels which have good digital quality we can prefer the satellite TV service. The only problem with this service is the weather condition. But cable TV service does not have such issues. It is affected by the buildings and trees. We have to list out our needs and based upon that we have to select the service we require.

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