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Satellite TV Providers - What Makes One Better Than The Other?

April 07, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 198

It seems the constant influx of advertisements proclaiming a "great deal" that we see stuffed into our mailboxes from satellite TV provider companies all sound the same in what they offer and what the customer will receive in programming. However, when you make a decision for satellite service, there are a few things that could set the providers apart and keep you happy with your satellite service.

Perhaps the thing you want to keep in mind most when it comes to choosing a satellite TV service provider is how much the monthly costs are versus the programming you actually receive and what technology you get in the deal.


Besides monthly charges, potential satellite subscribers should look carefully at additional charges and any hidden fees that the provider may add on to the bill. Here are some tricky fees you will want to keep an eye out for:

• Fees for each added television or extra rooms• Installation charges for extra equipment• Sign-up fees• Cancellation charges• Channel fees for added channels

Different providers will charge you different fees. Be careful to ask whether these fees are added into a package cost by the month, or if they are a one-time fee. If the provider gives you only a general fee per month, inquire whether the cost can be increased and what conditions could warrant a cost increase.

When you choose a package of channels, check them over carefully. Many packages will have several channels that will not appeal to you along with those that do. Weigh the cost against the number of channels that you know you will watch. Packages usually range from 60 to 120 channels, but if you want to have your local news stations included in the package you choose, be prepared for possible extra charges. The same holds true when you subscribe to international channels as well.


Most satellite TV service provider companies offer a big variety of channels, but some of them have much more advanced technology than the others. So along with the package you choose, you will want to choose from the equipment offered including receivers that could be HDTV and DVR compatible. Make certain the equipment you purchase is compatible with the satellite provider they choose.

Granted, many satellite TV providers have a lot in common but there are differences that are important. Taking a closer look will unveil subtle differences from company to company that could either save or cost you money as well as technological advances that will impact your TV viewing experience. You will want to base your decisions on how much your monthly costs are as well as the technology that each provider has to offer.

When Wilbert Haands heard about the new Hopper whole home DVR, he was excited about what it could do. DISH has the satellite TV deals, packages and technology that will makes watching TV fun for everyone.

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