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DTH services – advantages and disadvantages

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    DTH television service or Direct To Home television service is also called as direct broadcast satellite service. It has been noticed there are a number of advantages in DTH television service when compared with the regular cable television operation. The first and the most important advantage of DTH television service is that we would not be dependant on the cable operator or anybody else. We can just relax at home and watch any channel we like at any point of time. The picture quality and its resolution are also fantastic in DTH television service. The main reason for this is that the signals are directly received by the dish at our home from the satellites and are not distorted by any means. On the other hand, high-class picture quality cannot be expected from regular cable signals as the signals have to travel a long distance from the cable operator’s center of operation and by the time it reaches the television, the resolution would have been reduced.
    Though subscribing for DTH television service might be little expensive than the cable television service, it should be said that it is worth the money. As the main purpose of having satellite channels connection at home is to spend some relaxed time, it would be frustrating if the picture quality is not good and the television screen appears grainy. Another advantage of DTH television service is that you would be able to subscribe only for those channels that you would like to watch. In addition, many DTH television service providers offer a variety of other interactive services like cookery shows, news, stock market information and many other services. These are definitely useful features of DTH television service as these features cannot be expected from cable televisions.
    Due to the increased competition in the DTH television service sector, it has been noticed that each service provider is offering more discounts that are of great advantage to the customers. Now, they have more options to subscribe for any DTH television service they like and the one that offers more discounts and added features.
    Another important factor that supports DTH television service is the reduced amount of service breakdowns. With DTH television service, signal reception would be clear and without breakdown. However, this cannot be expected from cable television operation, as breakdowns are something very common here. Even a power cut off at the cable television operator’s location would affect the service and the customers would be able to view any channels.
    Other premium services like movies on request are available with DTH television service through which customers can even subscribe for movies they like. This feature offers movies for a very limited price that would work out to be much cheaper than watching the same movie in a cinema hall. This feature would help you and your family to watch recent popular movies by staying at home. There are no chances of comparing this feature with the quality of cable television service, as they do not offer this service at all.
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    With monsoon at full swing there are plenty of outages. This season always makes me thing if DTH is the best way to watch TV?

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    I think that is the only downside of a DTH connection. These days in monsoon it doesn't rain much, you have the odd day when it rains like hell, otherwise its fine.

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    Actually there is not much of a problem when there is bad weather, this year I hardly faced problems with my DTH connection I think it was a total or once or twice when I was not able to view the channels due to bad weather. Cost is a disadvantage, as the way the pricing is done it makes the cost of the whole connection quite expensive.

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    Just wanned to add in one more point. . . With numerous amplifiers with the local cable networks, and the fact that these cables are not maintained properly, with no proper insulation, you might fry your new TV set if the cable wala happens to route the cables using the electric poles. Also, during thunderstorm (especially in Kerala and places like that) cable walas have a high chance of frying your TVs. Although DTH has its limitations during heavy downpour, it is much safer to be connected to an expensive TV, isnt it?

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