After the talk about LCD TVs vs. LED TVs, let’s now get into Satellite TV vs. Cable TV. I must admit, I still use Cable TV but not by choice. We simply do not have a competent Satellite TV provider in our area (outside the US/Can) so we’re forced to stick with Cable TV providers.
There are a few who offer Satellite TV service but the feedback hasn’t been great since they’ve only been operational for 1 or 2 years, and only in select areas. However, I have been reading a lot about those that switched from Cable TV and how satisfied they are with their transfer.
Researching about it online and from reading some info from the dish blog, I’m more inclined to switch to Satellite TV once the service would be available to us. Some of the benefits I’ve read online are – that costs are cheaper, especially for multiple TVs; better service as signal may be lost only due to severe weather conditions; more channels available than those on cable TV; less audio/video noise; and that it is all digital.
The only two disadvantages I’ve read so far (aside from loss of signal due to geographic location) is that some people experience satellite network access delay and that some cannot have on-demand shows/movies. I guess the first point may be subjective based on weather or location, and the second may have already been addressed by now since so the disadvantages from the old forums may no longer be applicable once the service becomes available here.
At any rate, comments, feedback and suggestions are still welcome should you have any opinion regarding cable tv and satellite tv service. Just leave a note below and I’ll definitely consider them soon, hopefully.