Debate has been raging for years now about whether satellite TV or cable TV is superior. This debate has been carried out on a number of levels, from level headed one on one conversations by informed people to outright propaganda being thrown out through the media. However, one thing that’s clear is that satellite TV is clearly the better choice.
In order to see how much better satellite TV is, all you have to do is look at Dish Network and all that it has to offer compared to cable TV. Dish Network provides about a thousand total channels compared to the roughly two hundred and fifty offered by the typical cable TV company. They both might have about the same sized premium programming packages, but the difference is that the biggest programming package that a cable TV offers is pretty much all of the channels that it has in total! The fact that Dish Network’s top of the line programming package happens to be about the same size as the cable TV industry’s top of the line programming packages has more to do with that figure being the maximum number of channels that most households can use rather than what Dish Network is limited to providing.
The difference in total number of channels that Dish Network can provide and what cable TV technology can provide translates into a much greater diversity of programming packages being available through Dish Network. For example, in addition to the mainstream, English language content that Dish Network and the cable TV industry both provide, Dish Network also offers foreign language programming in the form of channels and programming packages from all over the world and in at least twenty different languages including, but not limited to, Urdu, Vietnamese, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Korean, several dialects of Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Hebrew.
There are also lots of kinds of sports programming that you won’t necessarily be able to get through cable TV. For example, Dish Network offers seasonal sports subscriptions that provide one or two channels that are devoted to comprehensive coverage of the sport of your choice. We’re talking every regular season game in the league or leagues covered by the service! For example, MLB Extra Innings covers all of the games in both the American and National baseball leagues! Some subscriptions even include playoffs. Especially when you look at the variety of different sports that are covered through seasonal sports subscriptions from Dish Network, you really just can’t get that degree of choice through cable TV.
Cost is also a big deal when it comes to choosing a TV service provider and that’s all the more true these days! Dish Network beats out cable TV on the basis of cost alone. Cable TV is much more expensive than the equivalent package from Dish Network. That alone should be enough of a reason to go with satellite TV instead of cable.
When you look at all of the advantages that a satellite TV provider such as Dish Network can provide for you over cable TV, it should be clear that it’s the superior way to get the programming you need.
Easy Payment Options For Satellite TV
One of the best things about Dish Network service is the fact that it is very flexible. There is the possibility of getting satellite TV service if you live in a unique way- such as on an RV or possibly even on a boat. You also can bring it with you when you move- even if it is across the country. There are tons of different programming packages to choose from, allowing customers to choose a package that is very suited to their own needs. And, there is also the possibility of paying for your TV service in a few different ways.
The most common way of accessing Dish Network is through a regular subscription. This means you choose a programming package and accessory technologies, and you pay by the month. You may have a commitment of a certain number of months, depending on exactly what you sign up for, and in exchange, you can expect a set price and continuous service for those months. For most people, this method of accessing TV service works out well. If you have a good credit history, know that you can pay the bill each month, and want to keep on getting service continuosly, this option can save you money and be a convenient way of getting service.
However, for some people, the commitment to paying for Dish Network service each month is not appealing. This may be for many reasons, such as moving a lot, not having a stellar credit history, not wanting the commitment of TV service, or any number of things. For this reason Dish Network also offers prepaid TV service. How this works is the customer purchases a card for a set amount of money, which can then be redeemed for a month of TV service.
So, if you want to get a programming package for one month, you just purchase a card that covers the cost of that package, redeem the card, and start enjoying programming. It is very simple and only requires the card and regular satellite TV equipment. This can also be used as a temporary measure when you are living somewhere for a short time and want TV, but don’t want to go through the whole hassle of getting long term service set up.
The flexibility of being able to choose either regular payment or paying in advanced makes it easier to enjoy Dish Network satellite TV. Since both options are offered, the company is able to appeal to a larger segment of the population and to keep customers whose life circumstances have changed. Since it is so easy to use the prepaid Dish Network TV option, people who have received regular service can even use the prepaid option for a while before getting back onto regular service when they get more settled. Prepaid is also a good way for young people just starting out in life to get TV service without having to worry about the longer term commitment.
While most people will continue to seek the regular service because of its larger number of options and easier maintenance over time, the option of prepaid TV service through Dish Network is a valuable service that provides many people with a good opportunity to get flexible, affordable TV service.