Weighing In - Cable TV Vs. Satellite TV

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What are the pros and cons of satellite TV and cable TV?

Weighing In - Cable TV Vs. Satellite TV

So many channels, so little time. If you've looked through the offers in your mail lately, you've probably had cable companies and satellite TV companies wooing you with their television channel subscription services. So how do you decide which to pick? Here's a little guide to help you through the process.

Price – The typical price for a basic cable service tends to be better, but satellite TV companies can give you more for your money. Even the low-end satellite TV packages will give you about three times the number of channels to watch.

Equipment – For those who like it simple, cable is best. You don't need additional equipment. Satellite TV subscribers must have a converter box, a remote, and a satellite dish to install.

Accessibility – Cable TV loses here. Some areas even in highly populated urban areas have limited cable channel access.

Programming Selection – Both cable and satellite TV offer a wide variety of television programming to satiate your viewing fix. With hundreds of channels to choose from, you'll simply have to find the package which suits your needs best.



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