Dish TV The Only Way You Can Get Digital Television.

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Dish TV The Only Way You Can Get Digital Television.

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So what is dish TV all about anyway?  I’ve been watching with a curious fascination as these strange little satellite dishes have been popping up all over the place over the last ten or so years.  Although I myself have never subscribed to a dish TV provider, I’ve thought about it on a number of times, and decided to look into it more seriously recently.

My renewed interest in satellite TV came as I decided that I would take the plunge and dive into the world of digital television.  Regular cable TV is nice, but I’d heard about all the different channels you get with digital providers and thought I’d give it a shot.  The problem then was in deciding between a broadband digital TV provider and a dish TV provider.

I’d noticed that my neighbor and good friend of several years had put up one of these strange little dish devices, so I began my research with him.  Prior to talking to him, I’d of course been witness to a barrage of commercials arguing the merits of dish TV vs. broadband cable, and vice versa.  I wasn’t really sure what to think.  The broadband cable commercials of course made dish TV sound like a nightmare, while the dish TV people seemed to think they were the wave of the future.  Of course, I trusted neither of them.

I do trust my neighbor, more or less at least, and so I took his testimony to heart.  He concurred that his dish TV experience was somewhat more bug prone than his prior cable TV, but was overall very happy with his dish.  His only real complaint was that his wife feels the dish itself is something of an eyesore, but they’ve apparently gotten used to it.  Some of the first dish TV satellites were quite large, and very bug prone apparently, but they’ve come a long way over the years.  Today, they are much smaller, and there is more technical support available from providers.

The best feature of dish TV my neighbor promoted was a cheaper monthly fee.  These sorts of fees seem to vary all over the place, but the recent research I did does seem to point toward cheaper fees for dish TV compared to broadband cable rates in my area.  The trade off seems to be you typically get more channels with broadband cable TV.  Some areas don’t yet have broadband cable as an option, as there aren’t providers for it everywhere.  In these regions, dish TV is the only way you can get digital television.

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