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Dish Vs. Cable TV

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  • anacondama
    Banned
    • Jul 2010
    • 643

    Dish Vs. Cable TV

    Both dish satellite and cable television can bring new types of programming to your television. Both have advantages and disadvantages in price, quality of service, and other services they can offer.

    Signal Interruption
    Because its information is broadcast through a cable, cable TV is relatively free of the interruptions that can plague satellite networks. Satellite signals, by contrast, can be broken up by the weather and tree limbs.

    Hardware
    Cable TV does not require all the dishes and antennas of satellite television. The exterior satellite dish is more subject to tampering and damage.

    Broader Selection
    Satellite programming usually offers more channels and movies on demand.

    Digital Signal
    Satellite TV is a pure digital signal, meaning it has a much clearer picture. Its sound is usually broadcast in a crisp Dolby surround sound, which is better than cable.

    Rates
    Satellite is usually cheaper than cable. However, cable often is available bundled with phone and Internet services at a reduced rate.
  • zoran89
    Experienced Board Member
    • Mar 2010
    • 1618

    #2
    Re: Dish Vs. Cable TV

    This just isnt right.

    Dish is like a Sattelite dish and cable is like IPTV.

    IPTV have more distruptions then Sattelite signal.

    IPTV may have unlimited number of channels while Sattelite TV is limited by number of transponders who are on sattelite. And movie on demand is lot easyer to make with IPTV.

    IPTV also use Digital tehnology

    So IPTV is better tehnology but just not jet well done.

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    • anacondama
      Banned
      • Jul 2010
      • 643

      #3
      Re: Dish Vs. Cable TV

      isn't right at all? even a one statement??

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      • zoran89
        Experienced Board Member
        • Mar 2010
        • 1618

        #4
        Re: Dish Vs. Cable TV

        IPTV is television who using IP protocol so it use internet for transmision and it is most advance and future television. It also use cable "wire" for internet.

        Maybe I was wrong and I apologise for misunderstanding (it is because of language). All I was say about IPTV is truth 100% correct.

        But you are aperently talking about CATV, and if you are then you are maybe corect I dont know much of it.

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        • anacondama
          Banned
          • Jul 2010
          • 643

          #5
          Comparison of Cable & Satellite

          For television and Internet access, cable and satellite service are available in most parts of the United States. Cable is the more popular of the two in terms of number of subscriptions, but satellite is available in many places that cable isn't, and compares favorably to cable in picture quality.

          Pricing
          1. A wide varety of pricing plans are available for cable and satellite, making a direct comparison difficult. In 2009, the research firm Centris reported that the average American cable TV bill was $71 and satellite $74, which is a wash. In the past, satellite service was clearly less expensive than cable for the amount of content available, but that gap seems to have closed.

          Installation And Equipment
          2. For satellite service, you need at least one satellite dish as well as receivers for each of your televisions that you want to have hooked up to the satellite service. For cable, you need a cable converter box that translates the incoming cable signal for display on your television. Due to competition between the two industries, all major satellite providers and most major cable providers will give you the hardware for free, and cover the installation at no charge, as an incentive for you to subscribe to their service. The only catch is that you must sign a contract to subscribe to their service for at least a certain time, like a year.

          Content
          3. In the past, satellite offered considerably more channels, due to bandwidth limitations on cable lines. Cable companies have spent a lot of money upgrading their infrastructure, and are able to offer a competitive amount of channels with regard to satellite service. Both offer packages featuring as many as 300 channels, or even more in some instances.

          Picture Quality
          4. Satellite previously offered much higher picture qualities, again due to bandwidth limitations on cable lines, which forced cable companies to heavily compress their signals to be able to offer more channels. As of 2010, a new generation of content delivery technology has helped cable to make inroads on this front, but satellite service remains the superior choice for picture quality.

          Service Availability
          5. Cable service requires a cable, and thus many rural and highly remote areas are not served by cable companies. Cable service is almost universally available in towns and cities. Satellite service is available anywhere that a satellite dish has an uninterrupted view of the southern sky.

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          • sonc
            Experienced Board Member
            • Jun 2010
            • 1504

            #6
            Re: Comparison of Cable & Satellite

            Originally posted by anacondama

            Picture Quality
            4. Satellite previously offered much higher picture qualities, again due to bandwidth limitations on cable lines, which forced cable companies to heavily compress their signals to be able to offer more channels. As of 2010, a new generation of content delivery technology has helped cable to make inroads on this front, but satellite service remains the superior choice for picture quality.
            This is presumably referring to the USA, as it is not true in the UK. The picture quality with Virginmedia's fibre-optic cable is as good, if not better than, that provided by $ky.

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            • zoran89
              Experienced Board Member
              • Mar 2010
              • 1618

              #7
              Re: Dish Vs. Cable TV

              Trought optical-fibre always is going IPTV not CATV because trought optical fibre you can get 100Mb Upload and download with litle latency so it is great for IPTV, and IPTV as I say is better tehnology then sattelite TV.

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