Alternatives to Cable TV

Why switch to Satellite?

Remember when TV was free and our parents had televisions with rabbit ears on top of them and they had to play with those ears in order to get a clear image?

Technology has come a long way since the early sixties, and now we have more options to view our favorite TV programs then we do free time to watch them all.

If you happen to be a subscriber to a local cable TV service provider and your tired of paying more and getting less for your dollars then maybe it’s time to a closer look at a few alternatives to cable TV.

One of the best alternatives to cable TV is a satellite DISH service provider, and one of the most popular is DISH Network. But you may be wondering what a satellite DISH provider such as DISH offers that make them a better choice than your current cable service provider?

The similarities between Cable and DISH

Before with take a look at the differences between cable and DISH, it’s only fair to take a look at what both services offer that are similar to one another.

Both cable and DISH service off a picture that’s in a digital format. The digital format produces a crisp, high quality image. Both services offer several different programming packages that include premium channels like HBO, Showtime and Cinemax, as well as local stations that carry CBS, NBC and ABC, and other cable television channels including USA and A&E.

Digital recording devices are also something that both DISH and cable offer to their subscribers, as well as High Definition (HD) channel programming.

The Differences

So we know that both DISH and cable offer similar programming packages, DVR recorders, and high definition programming, so what are the differences between the two services?

When you compare the cost of a DISH satellite and you add on one of their programming packages, which it’s been determined usually offers a better value, the benefit to the consumer becomes apparent very quickly.