Cable- Is sattelite dish better?

United States
July 17, 2007 8:11am CST
I am having trouble with my cable company. I need to get a box for every television that I have in my crib. Not only that, but I will be charged for every box for each tv I have each month or else I will not get cable. When I went to question this incident, the cable company stated that the reason why there enforcing this matter, because alot of people are stealing cable by using wires to connect to an entire building. This is there way of preventing people from stealing cable by making them purchase a cable box for every tv they have in order to get cable. However, the cost for each box for each tv will make my cable bill rise. I was thinking of switching to satelitte, any suggestions on what I should do?
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@honolulu (82)
• India
17 Jul 07
dish is always better.because cable has always lot of troubles.
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• United States
25 Jul 07
I never experienced trouble with cable until now.
• India
17 Jul 07
i think dish is better than satellite
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• United States
17 Jul 07
If it rains, does that affect the dish?
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@chertsy (3805)
• United States
18 Jul 07
When we had cable we lived in a 2 bedroom apartment, so it was easier to take a wire that you buy at walmart and hook it up to the tv that had the box, then get a spliter or the 3 way thingy to use for more than 1 room besides the main room. Now that we got a house, we had to go with sattelite because 2 of the rooms are downstairs and two are upstairs and I didn't want a cord running everywhere. All four rooms have satellite access. If your interested, about dish network, you can just ask, and I will answer any questions.
• United States
25 Jul 07
What dish network do you have?
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@chertsy (3805)
• United States
26 Jul 07
What dish network do you have? You can email me at scsdr18@aol.com or pm me it's ok if your interested in Dishnetwork. I can give you a promo code that will give you a free activation for dishnetwork, You should also get free boxes, We have 2 boxes for four rooms. 1 box controls both tvs, but we are able to watch seperate programs in each room as with the other two upstairs. We have everything except the added extras and pay around 86 dollars and that's mostly taxes because we live in TN. We just pay 5 dollars more than we did with cable, but no telling now with the cable rates going up. Also with our price we have the recorder, so with the 2 tvs downstairs we are able to record our programs, pause live tv. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I think dishnetwork is better than direct tv, because even though we do lose a signal during a storm, it doesn't last that long as direct tv and its cheaper than having to pay for a extra cable hook up in each room.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I've had both cable and sattelite dish. I like the sattelite dish better. The home I live in now doesn't have cable service. With the sattelite I have this signal bouncer box (not sure of the name) that I bought at Radio Shack. I put the one part of it hooked into the tv that is hooked to sattelite, and the other bouncer by a tv that is not hooked up to it. The signal bounces from the living room tv to the bedroom tv and I can watch the sattelite signal in there. I didn't have to buy two of the sattelite boxes that way, just the signal bouncer. The sattelite dish I have had problems receiving signal in heavy storms, and with snowstorms. I got one of those teflon covered dish covers and put it on, now the snow slides right off the dish and I can get signal. My daughter lives in the upper apt in my house, she has a different sattelite company than I do. (We have separate dishes) Mine will lose signal in a heavy rainstorm, but she hardly ever loses signal at all. I've come to the conclusion that since our dishes are aimed at different sattelites in the sky, that has to have something to do with it. All in all, I like the sattelite service better than cable. Hope this helps some!
• United States
25 Jul 07
Thats a con why I don't like dish. If bad weather approaches, you can't watch tv. When it is rainign outside real bad, or any bad weather, I like to stay home and watch a movie on tv.