Because of the innovation and advancement in the disciplines of electronics, network engineering and telecommunication, the entertainment channels have benefitted; no longer are people watching the regular two or three local channels on their television sets. You can easily watch hundreds of entertainment channels on your television sets, which are owned by different countries and communicate in foreign languages; all this is because of the emergence of satellite and cable televisions.
Before getting into the details that form a comparison between cable and satellite televisions, we must first build a basic understanding on satellite and cable televisions independently. It should be noted that the two are rivals of each other because they function for the same cause that is to provide high class entertainment to their subscribers.
A satellite television works by offering entertainment services to its subscribers by capturing and matching signals from a number of entertainment channels satellites and frequencies present around the earth. This is carried out with the help of a dish antenna which is fixed at the roof top of the property. The price of a satellite television is quite affordable and usually it lasts long. The benefits of satellite television include its ability to record and store any programme of your choice for viewing later. Of the many satellite television providers, the names of Dish Network and DirecTV are quite popular as they offer superior quality services and also have the highest number of users.
On the other end, a cable television makes use of fibre optic cable to capture and transmit the frequency from the source to the television sets. The signals or frequency thus caught is then translated into high class audio and video which is then displayed on your television screens. About fifty percent of the American population is satisfied with the cable televisions service. The service providers install the cable single time and when the month ends, they charge for their services. Time Warner cable and Cable Television are the names of two popular cable network providers.
Coming to the comparison of Satellite and Cable Television?the first thing to be noted is that it takes a large satellite dish and a receiver to capture satellite channel signals whereas with cable television, a single wire can do the job.
A cable television can operate on digital as well as analogue but the quality is not as good as of satellite television which functions on high end digital system. Another factor that gives satellite television edge over cable television is the fact that it is able to catch more entertainment channels.
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