Satellite -vs- Cable TV
Now you know the facts.
- Digital Cable TV offers a superior picture quality through low compression rates. The loss in quality through conversions and compression is around 3%. They offer true full OnDemand services with total control of the video. They also offer high speed internet service with top speeds of 50 to 100MB/ps. And they offer digital quality telephone service with toll free calling to USA and Canada, and all of the (*) and (#) calling services at no extra charge. And your telephone customer service reps are always local.And neither rain, snow, wind nor dark of night, will prevent you from watching TV.
- DBS has losses of 10 times more, (Up to 30%) because of heavy compression and too many frequency conversions. They offer internet service that is down from the satellite, but up to them from your phone line. And it can cost you over $500. for the dish and equipment. And DBS can not offer true OnDemand or telephone service. Oh yeah, there is that weather problem.
- And FiOS is about equal to cable in quality.
Satellite used to be the best. But digital cable now rules the home TV provider market in quality and services offered. So if SD and HD picture and digital audio quality is important to you, your best choice is Digital Cable TV. If simple high speed internet service is something you want, Cable internet is the best choice. If crystal clear digital phone service with toll free calling and all calling features sound like a great idea, then cable voice service is for you.
If you like lots of channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, but don’t worry about the crystal clear HD quality, and you don’t want high speed internet, and are happy with your phone company, and you don’t mind the weather shutting down your TV, then DBS is the choice for you.