Since television was invented, the choices we have in modern-day programming seem endless when we
compare them to the options we had just a short 30 years ago. The options are only endless if you are willing to pay for them. There are less than ten free television network channels in most areas. If you are willing to pay, you can have hundreds of channels to choose from. There are many ways people choose to pay for television entertainment: cable, satellite dish, fiber video, and subscriptions to streaming internet media. In some areas, cable is not available which limits television choices and sometimes internet being available. Streaming internet media requires the internet, so making good use of subscriptions to those kinds of services may be difficult. Fiber video is a newer technology that is not available in certain areas. The benefit of satellite television is that it is available almost anywhere a satellite dish can be installed.
In the United States, there are only two major suppliers for satellite television, Dish Network and DirecTV. Both are great providers. There are pros and cons to having service with either one of them.
Pros of Dish Network are that it offers more channels with lower pricing on extra services like DVR, multiple receivers, access to your DVR from mobile devices, etc. Dish Network has the Hopper which allows the viewer to skip commercials of recorded programs. Cons of Dish Network is that it does not offer the Sunday NFL ticket and a few popular television channels.
Pros of DirecTV are that the Sunday NFL ticket is available and they offer all channels that are available. DirecTV also offers free installation on any number of televisions. The cons of DirecTV are that the plans are a little expensive, they do not offer an option like the Hopper, and there is a monthly charge for monthly maintenance.
When looking at options for television subscriptions, it is important to weigh your options. Consider your budget and what is available in your area. If you have a small budget and reliable access to the internet, consider a subscription to a streaming media provider. If you have a small budget but minimal access to the internet, satellite television can probably fit your needs better than any other service. Do a full comparison of the satellite television companies who offer service in your area. Weigh the pros and cons. Get your services set up and enjoy!
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