Do you have a sattelite dish or use cable for your television shows?

United States
November 7, 2006 5:19am CST
Which do you have in your home..satellite dish or cable..How is the reception?
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@jfa626 (32)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I use cable for my home. Overall, I'm satisfied with the reception. It's the rediculous prices I don't like. The cable company should be very careful of what they're getting themselves into. As soon as the satellite company make it easier to receive satellite, I'm switching!
• United States
7 Nov 06
I would switch to satellite too..if there was a remedy for the bad weather..as yet I have seen no remedies for that:)+
@2treatme (1246)
• India
7 Nov 06
i have cable for TV at my home.the quality of broadcasts are good and i dont want to invest in dish connection for now
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• United States
7 Nov 06
unless you feel comfortable jumping on your roof or they offer to put your dish lower..satellite is always a risk..especially in the stormy weather..I think with all the money they make they should try to remedy the reception problems they get with the bad weather;)+
@Nikki34 (86)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
I have cable. Satelite is good too, but in snowy days ice stick to it. w haveto get up to roof in -25 and shake the ice off. specially at night.other than that satelite has more options than cable.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
I agree. you get more channels for your money with satellite..but my question always is what about support..do they have someone to come out and do repairs if something goes wrong or is it you who have to repair it?+
@misssy (91)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I use direct tv...reception is great, except for during storms.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
what do you do during storms and also do they have service technicians like the cable provider..I had a friend name Missy who use to sell mary kay.. I think she lived in Iowa;)+
@tammytwo (4305)
• United States
7 Nov 06
We have cable but the service here is pretty bad. But with it being a small town it is the only cable service we can get with internet too.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
sorry to hear that your cable provider offers poor service; perhaps, you can ask them to improve the signal to your house?+
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I have cable TV.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
good for you..cable tv is really quite an excellent choice especially during windy days or snowy and icy days;)+
• Portugal
7 Nov 06
I have cable tv, I receive a good sign, but maybe I´ll change to sattelite dish, here the sports channel it´s codificated and it´s very expensive.
• United States
7 Nov 06
Here the sport "tier" is an option and you can choose this option with our cable provider..Sorry to hear it's so expensive there:(+
@j_thomas (961)
• India
7 Nov 06
i have cable television
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• United States
7 Nov 06
do you like the reception..do you have any trouble with the picture?_+|
@amitavch3 (436)
• India
7 Nov 06
Use cable.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
next time try to answer both questions..and use more words..you will not even get credit I think for two or one word;)+
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I have cable in my house and I have channels 1-100 for only $10.07 a month! Cool hah! Well it is suppose to cost $55.00 a month, but they can not shut it off!!!! I pay $10.07 a month for (BASIC), thats only channels 1-22, but when ever they go up the pole to shut the other channels off, they do go off, but as soon as the truck drives away, they all pop on again! They can't figure it out either so they said it is their fault so I can keep paying the $10.07 a month and enjoy the total package since they can not stop them from popping back on again! I love it!!!!!
• United States
7 Nov 06
hah..wish I had that problem..that's a happy problem..congratulations on getting more for your money with cable:)+
@banta78 (4335)
• India
7 Nov 06
Hello buddy, i use cable in my home to watch television shows. I give you a plus.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
thanks for sharing..everyone on my topics always gets a plus if they type more than two words..:)+
@Bitchn (646)
• Romania
7 Nov 06
Fiber optic from romanian national provider. I have a 3 Play package : fixed phone, TV and broadband internet
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• United States
7 Nov 06
sounds good..I hear our cable provider is going to come up with a phone service..when they do I will surely switch over..maybe it will be better than the one I have now..++
@vishkri (296)
• India
7 Nov 06
I am having cable connection at my home, never even tried sattelite or dish, cable is easy to install and needs least care and attention.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
I agree..unless you like adjusting the dish or scraping it off during icy snowy weather..Maybe dish will come out with some remedy for the bad weather symptoms that plague it?+
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I have digital cable. I like the digital cable better than satellite because when it rains hard or gets really windy, satellite looses reception and digital cable does not. The only problem I've found with digital cable is is someone has a 2 way phone, it interferes occaisonally. (doesn't happen all the time though)
• United States
7 Nov 06
really ..what is a two way phone..I am beginning to wonder if that is why my cable breaks up..is that a cb radio?+
@ozangel82 (754)
• Australia
7 Nov 06
I have cable digital at home and the reception is always perfect with out any interruptions or freezes. I am in Australia and with the pay tv provider Foxtel
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• United States
7 Nov 06
I have cable too..but I think someone keeps cutting into mine because on occassion the picture breaks up..I wonder why.+
• United States
7 Nov 06
i have cable now but am getting a dish as soon as the work order goes through.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Did they give you a good deal on the dish:) or offer you a promotion?+
• India
7 Nov 06
I use cable for My television shows
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• United States
7 Nov 06
me too..seems that for weather reasons..cable seems to have dish beat with reception..I don't know yet..I am trying to read others opinions;)+
• India
7 Nov 06
Sattelit dish offers more pic and sound quality than the other one.But the reception is bad when it rains.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Wonder if a light water proof box could be created to protect +the dish without runing reception?|
@lectricky (681)
• United States
7 Nov 06
We've got a dish. It's really good, except for when it's stormy or snowing. Then it usually loses the signal, which is annoying. Last week I had to get on the roof and knock the snow out of the dish because we weren't getting any reception. But we get HD through it, which is nice!
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Sorry to hear that..I wonder if dish is able to withstand any of the bad storms..which makes me wonder what is the remedy? Perhaps they should create a small box over it that would hinder the reception;)+
7 Nov 06
I have a dish and mine is sky
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Great..dish is usually less expensive..I just didn't like the rainy day snowy day effects;)+