Satellite TV On Your PC Or Traditional Satellite TV Service - What To Choose?

By Renfred Larkin

If we compare Satellite TV for PC software with traditional satellite television services, we can notice that both satellite TV on PC software and conventional TV have their own unique advantages as well as disadvantages. It is clear that Satellite TV for PC software is never going to replace the traditional satellite TV providers. But, this software is a great alternative for people who want to watch their favorite satellite TV shows and not spending a fortune on satellite TV programming packages.

Any person tired of paying monthly satellite TV subscriptions will find that with this option all that is required is the one time set up fee for the software and that is it. Nothing else is required to watch satellite TV on a computer. If you choose this option you can have


unlimited access to over two thousand satellite channels. And - no recurring charges. As you probably know, traditional providers of satellite TV, for example Dish Network, require monthly subscriptions for their programming packs, the cheapest package costs about $20. Many people, especially young people prefer this Satellite TV on PC option. But it's not only for computer geeks that don't want to spend much time in front of TV - it is for anyone with a laptop or desktop computer. Little or no computer experience is definitely not an obstacle. This software is 100% legal and it is very easy to install and use.

However, there are many disadvantages of watching satellite TV on a computer. For example, picture quality is not always good - it depends highly on your Internet connection. Some satellite TV for PC viewers complain about their small monitor screens. But, there is a way to solve this problem - you can attach a video cable from your PC to the TV set. Satellite TV on PC cannot provide the same kind of entertainment experience that you can get from traditional satellite TV services, for instance there is no DVR and HD TV features. Also, Satellite TV on PC software available on some sites, may install adware or spyware on your computer without your knowledge. Of course, make sure you buy original Satellite TV for PC software, and you won't have problems with spyware and adware.

You should also note that the satellite television equipment offered by big companies like Dish Network, and authorized Dish Network's dealers, is available free for the first time customers. This free equipment includes a free satellite dish, free receiver, free DVR, some HDTV features, and a free installation of their satellite television system. A free home protection plan, as well as 24/7 customer online and phone support is also offered. All this is excellent if you choose this option, but there are some charges here, for example an activation fee. But you do get all the equipment for free, and all you have to pay for is satellite TV programming subscription.

So, what should you choose - satellite TV on your PC, or traditional satellite TV services? Or both? The choice is up to you.