29 Jul

Pros and Cons of Cable TV, Satellite TV and IPTV

Nowadays, you are faced with 3 main types of TV viewing options to choose from. These are cable TV, satellite TV and the IPTV. Cable TV uses coaxial cables to transmit radio frequency signals to their subscribers. Satellite TV uses a dish to transmit and receive signals. And, IPTV, as the name itself implies, uses internet protocol to deliver TV content. As to which of these options is the best, here are their pros and cons.

Cable TV Pros and Cons

  • Reliability. It will not be the most popular TV viewing option for many years if it isn’t.
  • You have numerous channels to choose from.
  • Cable TV subscription costs are increasing.
  • Channels may be numerous but most of them are useless for you

Satellite TV Pros and Cons

  • Graphics quality is good and you can also watch a variety of channels. It can reach areas where cable TV cannot.
  • Since signal relies mainly on the satellite dish, it could weaken or be cut off completely by harsh weather.

IPTV Pros and Cons

  • It is very convenient as it allows you to watch live shows and play it back later.
  • The cost is lower than cable TV subscriptions.
  • Some IPTV providers offer package deals that include TV, internet and phone.
  • You can choose only the channels you are most interested in. You don’t have to pay for channels you don’t watch.
  • With the many IPTV reseller out there, you expose yourself to poor quality IPTV servers and services

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