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The Pros and Cons of a Satellite TV System

Nov 27th 2012 at 7:20 PM

It seems everyone these days is interested in some sort of satellite TV system, and what it can do for a home television experience. As with anything, there are good points and bad points.

Learning about this system technology and some of the pros and cons associated can help you make a more informed choice when the time comes to consider to purchase or pass on satellite TV.

Benefits of Satellite TV Service

There are several benefits to its service, but many of these will vary depending on the company that you use for service in your area. You should always ask many questions of your provider before you subscribe to any service, as you wouldn't want to enter into a contract before you know what you have signed for.

Benefits of Satellite TV Service

Channel selection. Of course, one of the obvious components of it is the amount of channel selection you will have. Most satellite TV systems offer channels numbering in the several hundreds, giving you an awful lot of choice when you're looking for something to watch. With this technology, you should never have a lack of programming to watch.

Availability. In just about every area, rural or not, you can get some form of satellite TV dish network. All that is needed is a good line of sight to the southern sky so that the signal can be transmitted.

Service options. Typically, many service options can make it a great investment in many ways. Some https://vimeo.com/54339648 companies offer broadband internet service, a phone line and even interactive satellite TV.

Good general service. Most satellite TV systems operate under a "setup and go" principle. Once your dish is in place and you have the perfect signal, the remainder of your service tenure is essentially hassle-free. There are very few repairs and almost no downtime throughout most service areas.

Problems of Satellite TV Service

As with the benefits to its service, some downfalls may have an effect on your service or may even prevent you from getting service. The problems with its service are, thankfully, not very significant but they may affect your overall experience with such systems.

Line of sight. If you do not have a clear line of sight in a southern direction, you will most likely not be able to get satellite TV. Your view could be obstructed by trees or buildings, making it difficult to get a proper signal. Even if you force the issue, you could face many signal obstructions that would prevent proper viewing.

Weather. Hard rain, snowfall, and other types of weather may make viewing spotty. If the line of sight to a satellite is blocked by snow or rain, your dish won't be able to pick up the signal, and you temporarily won't be able to watch your television shows.

The dish itself. You will need to mount a dish of some significant size, usually around twenty inches across, somewhere on your property. For those with aesthetic tastes, this may not be the more attractive piece to your home. For most people, however, it isn't that much of a problem.

As with any other major purchase that you might make, you need to have a good working knowledge of the product you are considering when you think you are ready to buy such a system. Little nuances in the service level that will pull you to choose one satellite TV dish system over another.

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