If one has to select between two services, he would simply look at the advantages and disadvantages of both and make his decision. But it may not be so easy if you have to decide between a cable television service or a satellite television service. Incidentally, there are not too many choices when it comes to satellite television services though they operate at the national level. Similarly, though your cable operators operate at a localized level, you don’t have too many choices.
Satellite television services are more or less the same all over the country and cable television services may vary between even two different providers. Most consumers believe that there is a monopoly that is played among the service providers. Nonetheless, we will try to look at the advantages and shortcomings of the two services in an objective manner.
As television viewing is the common factor, we may compare the two services on a few parameters given below:
1. Picture quality – Your cable operator sends the signals through the coaxial cable whereas the satellite signals are received through the dish installed at your location.
2. Choice of Programs – Though the satellite operator may have a slight advantage due to the in-house