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Post by tester12 on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 9:19 am

Hello everyone, I wanted to know if Satellite TV is better then Cable TV, if so why? If not why? I know one is cheaper, but are there any other advantages?

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Post by 1mtvfan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:10 am

sure, but it costs a lot, and is also affected by weather
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Post by bgradionetwork on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:42 am

What do you mean it costs a lot? It is cheaper then cable!

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Post by 1mtvfan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 1:37 am

not by much, and it is very affected by weather patterns
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Post by Brandon on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 7:55 am

What do you mean not very much, that is the only benefit satellite tv companies have, there cheaper and they have sports channel.

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Post by 1mtvfan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:03 pm

satellite signals are very affected by weather patterns, and are a pain to set up and often need more than one converter box to accommodate another TV, cable is just plug and play most times
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Post by TigerTankFan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:35 pm

I would agree with MTVfan, but most cable signals are digital now and some people need to use digital-to-analog converter boxes in order to watch their tv (thankfully such doesn't happen very often).
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Post by bgradionetwork on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:40 pm

Well, I do not know about Canada or even else where in the USA but here in my state lot get Satellite tv for it being cheaper to afford and has like every sports channel known to man. Those that get usually can barelly afford the cable prices but I know a few who have just because they can.

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Post by 1mtvfan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:47 pm

Cable signals are smooth and seamless, and are not affected by weather
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Post by bgradionetwork on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 1:07 pm

I never cable was a bad thing, I am just pointing out that for the cheaper price you can get satellite tv that hardly ever goes out, unless there is a really bad storm it will go out completelly, but cable will likely go out with such a storm, with the power outages and the like.

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Post by 1mtvfan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 1:09 pm

cable is almost never affected by weather, satellite is the only one affected by weather
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Post by Brandon on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 1:13 pm

bgradio wrote:I never cable was a bad thing, I am just pointing out that for the cheaper price you can get satellite tv that hardly ever goes out, unless there is a really bad storm it will go out  completelly, but cable will likely go out with such a storm, with the power outages and the like.
Please read my post.... Laughing  it elaborates on your point about conditions.

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Post by TigerTankFan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 3:56 pm

I know of a few apartment blocks that won't allow satellite TV due to the problem of installing a dish actually.
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Post by 1mtvfan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 5:21 pm

that depnds very much on the type of dish
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Post by tester12 on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 5:49 pm

My old apartment complex only allowed it if it was installed to a concrete block!

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Post by TigerTankFan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 10:43 pm

That is okay by me but the block that my girlfriend lives in has a "no exceptions" policy when it comes to its cable TV only policy.
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Post by Brandon on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 11:35 pm

Oh ok, my old apartment complex had the same policies as testers, except they only allowed certain buildings this exception.

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Post by 1mtvfan on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 11:58 pm

cable and satellite signals are almost the same in price, you can't ever win
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Post by Brandon on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 10:01 am

Maybe in Canada, but in places of the USA the small difference is a big difference.

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Post by 1mtvfan on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 11:55 am

you get what you pay for either way, but cable is just plug and play. Satellite needs a signal box for each tv set.
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Post by Brandon on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 1:26 pm

Yes, but has I said, cable is really expenisive, even if it is a little less money spent, every dollar counts, besides the signals are not that different from each either now a days.

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Post by 1mtvfan on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 4:43 pm

cable is simpler to set up, and it not affected by weather most times
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Post by Brandon on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 6:23 pm

Nethier does sattellite anymore, as I keep saying satellite tv has come a long way, clouda and averge rain have little to no affect on it anymore, what will affect are the big storms, the ones thag knock power, in which case cable is not safe ethier, cant work without electritcy.

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Post by 1mtvfan on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 7:32 pm

Satellite signals are often affected by weather patterns, like cloud cover
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Post by Brandon on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 8:24 pm

@1mtvfan wrote:Satellite signals are often affected by weather patterns, like cloud cover

Not anymore Mtvfan, they have made the Dish's a lot less sensitive now a days, when satellite first came out early in the 21st century it did go out with the slightest rain shower, now it takes a thunder and Lighting to have make it go completely out. It is not that much worse then cable now a days.

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