Dish Network VS Cable Television

While satellite service is growing in demand and gaining popularity across the U.S. most people are still more apt to pick cable without realizing what they can possibly be missing out on what satellite television has to offer!

Satellite VS Cable Programming:

Cable television typically handles up to 260 different channels while Satellite TV and Dish Network are set up to handle many more channels. Satellite television is also more advanced in HDTV (High Definition Television). Yet another aspect of satellite that is growing in leaps and bounds.

Dish Network VS Cable Equipment:

A cable TV system requires the cable be installed from within the network to your home. Depending where you live you may not even realize that there are still many areas that aren’t equipped for both Dish Network and cable television. Along with the cable wire you will need a receiver that is usually provided by the cable company. If you are upgrading from regular cable to digital you will then need an additional receiver.

A Dish Network system requires a satellite dish as well as a receiver and a cable from the dish to the back of your television. The best part is, no digging in your back yard to lay wire down! Dish Network is definitely less hassle for installation!

Dish Network Reception VS Cable Reception:

Dish Network is digital which means you get a crisper, clearer picture. However, one downside to satellite service is very heavy rain, or snow can interrupt your reception for an unspecified time depending on the weather and how long it lasts. In most cases occurrences are rare. Overall reception is better with Dish Network.Cable television is set up of analog channels, even if you upgrade to digital you still receive analog quality which means a fuzzy picture.

Dish Network Pricing VS Cable Pricing:

In most areas you will find that Dish Network is less expensive than that of cable service. In part, the difference in price is related to Cable franchise fees, taxes and costs for pay per view movies and equipment costs.