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Guest Julius Quasar

Which is better, Sattelite TV or Cable TV?  

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  1. 1. Which is better, Sattelite TV or Cable TV?

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Guest Julius Quasar

I hear a lotta pros and cons on both, but I dunno.

I'll go with cable, 'cause if I gotta pay monthly fees for my TV watchin', I may as well make the cable company fix what's wrong.  Plus, cable TV means cable modem internet, with satellite, it's DSL only, and I hear DSL has problems, but I may have heard wrong.  I dunno.

I ask this 'cause I'll be moving out soon, hopefully, and I got my eye on buying a house in my neighborhood, and I just noticed it has a satellite dish, although I'm using cable TV/cable internet modem, which is pretty good.  I could always convert/switch, i.e. remove the satellite dish from that house and have the cable company hook me up, or whatever, but I just wanna know:

Which is better?

Satellite TV with the DSL internet?

OR

Cable TV with Cable Modem Internet?

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Hi,

I prefer digital sat-TV (DVB-S). It is free and you have hundreds of channels from all over the world. We are receiving German TV via Astra and Russian TV via Hotbird. Both sats offer even more languages. Unfortunately the big channels started offering their HDTV only via DVB-S2 and they want us to pay for it.

Here in Germany we also have terrestrial TV broadcast (DVB-T). It is also free and can be received anywhere with a small antenna, but they offer you just about 25 channels.

Analog TV (sat and cable) will be shut down this year.

But we have cable internet. 32mbit downspeed and 2mbit upspeed. At the moment the cable company expands their network to fiber optic cables so we can expect having 100mbit until the end of 2010. Holy, until Dec 2009 we had 1mbit DSL and soon we will have 100mbit xD

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I used to like PrimeStar satellite, till it got bought out. (Damn DirectTV)  Really, downside to bundling with cable is if your cable goes out, you lose EVERYTHING.  I have DSL, and though it's slow since I'm out of the zone for normal DSL,  but say if there is a storm and my satellite is out, I can just go on the internet and have no problem since it uses a phone line instead, if anything, satellite can still be bundled, since Quest fiber optic and DirectTV are working together.

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I have a cheap Sattlie tv called Dish network it works fine .

DSl having problems??I donno it's better than Dial-up

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Guest Julius Quasar

I used to like PrimeStar satellite, till it got bought out. (Damn DirectTV)  Really, downside to bundling with cable is if your cable goes out, you lose EVERYTHING.  I have DSL, and though it's slow since I'm out of the zone for normal DSL,  but say if there is a storm and my satellite is out, I can just go on the internet and have no problem since it uses a phone line instead, if anything, satellite can still be bundled, since Quest fiber optic and DirectTV are working together.

Yeah.  My f*cking cable TV and cable modem went out today, I've been without cable and internet services for 4 1/2/ hours today, and it took me an hour and a half to get caught up on my online classroom studies today.

:compcrash:

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Guest Para Astaroth

My family has satellite, but we all prefer cable because it has all the good channels.  My stepfather and mother both LOVE Andy Griffin and so they dislike satellite for that reason; they can't watch it.

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I'm not an expert when it comes to this kinda stuff, so I'm probably wrong about my thoughts and opinions. But from experience, I think I prefer satellite because I find it easier to navigate through channels. It also gives you detailed info on channels.

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My ISP is cable and they have caught me twice :P

You should come to Argentina. It is something like this

House 1, which contracts the service:

      |------------------------------------------------------------------ < This is main cable.

                |                |                        |                        | < These are the other conections.

          House 2        Hourse 3          House 4            House 5

Please excuse my bad diagram.

House 2, 3, 4, and 5 pay part of the service, in this case 1/5. So, house 1 only pays 80% of the fee. Good trick you may say, althrough... *Cough* it is il-legal to do it here... *Cough*.

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You should come to Argentina. It is something like this

House 1, which contracts the service:

      |------------------------------------------------------------------ < This is main cable.

                |                |                        |                        | < These are the other conections.

          House 2        Hourse 3          House 4            House 5

Please excuse my bad diagram.

House 2, 3, 4, and 5 pay part of the service, in this case 1/5. So, house 1 only pays 80% of the fee. Good trick you may say, althrough... *Cough* it is il-legal to do it here... *Cough*.

LOL

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You should come to Argentina. It is something like this

House 1, which contracts the service:

      |------------------------------------------------------------------ < This is main cable.

                |                |                        |                        | < These are the other conections.

          House 2        Hourse 3          House 4            House 5

Please excuse my bad diagram.

House 2, 3, 4, and 5 pay part of the service, in this case 1/5. So, house 1 only pays 80% of the fee. Good trick you may say, althrough... *Cough* it is il-legal to do it here... *Cough*.

Don't you mean that house 1 only pays 20%?  The other four houses pay 20% of the bill each to the first house so that house can fully pay the provider, but the first house would only pay 20% out of its own pocket.

Still illegal though, no matter how you slice it.

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Don't you mean that house 1 only pays 20%?  The other four houses pay 20% of the bill each to the first house so that house can fully pay the provider, but the first house would only pay 20% out of its own pocket.

Still illegal though, no matter how you slice it.

Yeah, that is what I meant... but I wrote it wrong.  :facepalm:

Anyways there it is a common practice, because usuall cable and satellite are around the same price, but cable can be pirated so it turns out to be cheaper...

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Guest Julius Quasar

I heard with some satellite dish setups you can pick up basic cable and local network channels without paying any monthly fees, but adjusting the dish can be a PITA.

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I heard with some satellite dish setups you can pick up basic cable and local network channels without paying any monthly fees, but adjusting the dish can be a PITA.

My cousin has satellite TV, Idk about California but here satellite is cheaper than cable and TV looks/runs just like cable, only bad thing is in bad weather, you'll get some interference, but sounds worth it with all the money you'll save...

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Kind of on the same topic, we keep getting satellite internet offers in the mail that cost twice as much for like a tenth of the speed of our current cable connection.  :lol:

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Kind of on the same topic, we keep getting satellite internet offers in the mail that cost twice as much for like a tenth of the speed of our current cable connection.  :lol:

Damn, where can I sign up to your ISP? :lol:

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Farmervision FTW.

For those of you who don't know, it's the TV listings channel (so you can see what's on all the channels you don't have) and the one local channel which still broadcasts on UHF. And anything else which you can pick up with a set of bunny ears.

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