Getting Clarity: Answering The Top 5 Questions People Have Regarding Satellite TV

Getting Clarity: Answering The Top 5 Questions People Have Regarding Satellite TV

Cable TV has been around for a while longer than satellite TV so it’s perfectly reasonable that people would have questions concerning the functionality and possible advantages of this ‘new’ mode of television. So we chose 10 of the most commonly asked questions and answered them for you as simply as possible:

  1. Why not Cable TV?

The old adage says, ‘If it’s not broken, why fix it?’ Most people approach satellite TV with the same mentality; if cable TV works then why get something else. The proof really is in the pudding with this question.

Satellite TV has higher picture and sound quality, a greater variety of local and international programming at much more affordable rates, capacity to view multiple programs at once, free equipment and free installation services.

On the other hand, cable TV is limited to local programming, one program at a time and is generally more expensive what with the installation costs and equipment purchases if you want more than just basic cable.

  1. Why is Satellite TV better?

In addition to the advantages alluded to above, satellite TV offers more programming without commercials. You get to see international programs right from their country of origin rather than viewing content that has been filtered through the bias of local press.

You have access to as much music of any genre as you like, with unbeatable sound quality. You get Blu-Ray quality pictures at no extra charge for an epic viewing experience. Plus, with additional equipment, you can watch multiple channels from different TVs in your home, so no more fighting over the remote.

You can also get the TV packages specials where you get discounts on all your favorite channels and features of satellite TV.

  1. What about internet access?

You can access the internet as part of your satellite TV deal. Some providers have a wireless internet service which is satellite-based and so doesn’t require a phone, while others still require the phone line as it is used in monitoring monthly charges.

  1. What equipment is needed?

This really depends on the viewing experience you are looking for in your satellite TV system. First of all, it is important to have a high definition TV to fully experience the picture quality offered by satellite TV. At the most basic level, you need a dish and a receiver which are often offered for free.

If you want to enjoy all that satellite TV can offer then you can take a look at the advanced equipment that will afford you great features like parental control, interactive TV and all that good stuff.

  1. What happens when I move?

Well, the satellite TV Company moves with you. In fact, they will help you move out all the equipment, except for the dish which is a permanent fixture. Not to worry though, they will provide you with another dish and install it for you. You just need to let them know.


Satellite TV provides greater listening and viewing quality, more programming variety and better deals than cable TV. It caters to all the entertainment and education needs of your family because there is something for everyone. Prompt installation is really a no-brainer given all these facts.

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