Alright, you have heard your friends go back and forth on what’s better. You’re tired of trying to decide based on their obvious bias either way. Well, no more need to fret. We have decided to compare the two for you to help you decide which is better: cable or satellite TV.
Let’s first look at the equipment. While it’s something that few people think about, what equipment comes with your package can greatly affect the quality of your television viewing. First up, let’s look at cable TV. With cable, everything comes in one, neat little package: the cable box. These are hooked into your television or audio/visual receiver. And, generally for HD or digital programming, you’ll need one box per room.
Satellite, on the other hand, is a little more complicated. Satellite television comes with dishes that need to be mounted outside, and they need a clear view of the southern sky. And, just like cable, you need a satellite box per television.
But, one thing that most cable companies don’t provide, however, is digital video recorders (DVRs) with their service. DVRs allow you to record live programming. These are usually included in satellite service, which means that you’ll have to buy one if you want this feature. Another difference is that, you can buy the satellite equipment either upfront or over a period of time while your cable box needs to be sent back to the company.