Satellite Tv Providers

Written by Gregg Ruais
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Satellite TV providers have done everything they can to match up favorably against the cable companies. A decade ago, having a satellite dish meant owning something up to six feet in diameter that could detect signals from New York to California. Unfortunately, people had a hard time finding the programs they wanted to see, as there were thousands of channels and no organized guides. The picture was never all that good either.

Improved Satellite TV Service

A modern satellite television subscription, on the other hand, gives people reliable, uninterrupted service. The images are, according to both satellite television companies and my own personal observations, clearer than cable TV. The enhanced images come from dishes that take up very little space on people's rooftops. The smaller dishes are actually better, and the professional installers know where to place satellites to maximize reception.

Moreover, it has never been easier for people to find the programming they want. Using built-in guides, people can search for shows, sporting events, and specialty programs through alphabetical listings, timetable grids, and tables narrowed by theme. Most people find it difficult to remember where thousands of channels lie, but similar stations are grouped together, making it easy to recall the whereabouts of different programming. For example, the NFL channels are located next to one another, as are the various movie channels.

Satellite providers offer the conveniences that were once associated exclusively with cable, such as pay-per-view channels and fastidious repair service. Satellite companies say that 98 percent of all households are eligible for their service. The remaining two percent live in apartment buildings that do not provide the outdoor space for dishes.


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