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for sure
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The only advantage Satellite TV has versus Cable is that it's available pretty much anywhere.
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Satellite TV is the best.
    
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For those of you having reliability issues with satellite, make sure your dish is mounted securely to something that will not sway in heavy winds. I had DirecTV for 5 years and never had issues at all. Also, cable compresses their signal more than the satellite companies and last time I compared the two, satellite had a better picture. It's possible things have changed in the last 2 years, but I don't think so.
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post #15 of 33
The only problem with satellite TV is can be sensitive to stormy weather. Ymmv.
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Geostationary satellites are ~22,000 of miles up so have enormous latency compared to ground based connections. We are talking minimum pings in the ballpark of 1000-1500ms.

Also, most satellite ISPs don't allow user upload traffic to go through their satellites, you need a normal phone-line modem for that, which is obviously terribly slow.
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This is on a partly cloudy day.. Keep in mind that latency is bad 24/7 and as cloud cover gets worse so does your speeds generally, its unusable usually if you can't see blue sky. I'm on the best plan hughesnet offers to.

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post #18 of 33
Satellite TV is great (Even in High-Definition) Satellite Internet on the other hand is really slow.

So to answer your topic, Yes, its better than cable, Mostly because it should be digital, it offers alot more quality and less noise (in my experience) and The high definition looks great, on my subscription. (Although it might be dependent on what provider you're on.)
   
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post #19 of 33
Satellite has input lag for changing channels and doing stuff with the set top box I've found.

But we don't watch TV at all anymore so yeah.
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Originally Posted by Lyfskills View Post
This is on a partly cloudy day.. Keep in mind that latency is bad 24/7 and as cloud cover gets worse so does your speeds generally, its unusable usually if you can't see blue sky. I'm on the best plan hughesnet offers to.

That's quite the ping you got there...no Cable in your area, or atleast DSL?
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