Thursday, January 18, 2007

How Can Cable TV Keep Raising Their Rates?

It's incredible. Cable rates are still rising. What's worse, some of these cable systems are still using analog technologies that have crawling lines in the picture, distorted sound, ghosts and snow. How can they get away with this?

Easy. It's because people let them. Cable is a franchised operation in most areas. If you want to wire the town and provide cable TV, you need a license from the city. Not like a liquor license, mind you. This is a monopoly license. Once the cable is installed and the houses hooked up, the Cable TV company pretty much owns the TV connection to your home. Well, it does only if you let it.

No, you don't have to cut your cable and go back to a pitiful few over the air channels. You can have hundreds of clean, clear, great sounding television channels to chose from in a couple of days. Maybe even by tomorrow. How, by switching to Dish Network Satellite TV.

Maybe you're not so sure about satellite TV. It sounds complicated and expensive to have this dish put on your roof and those satellite receivers installed in your home. How well does it even work? The short answer is that it works great. It's proven, mature technology. You get a special remote control that takes the place of your normal TV control. just select the channel you want, adjust the volume and enjoy.

But what about the cost of all that equipment and its installation? What cost? You don't have to pay for any it. All you need to do is select the programming package you want from Dish Network and in nearly all cases equipment is free. Next day installation by a trained professional is also free to you.

What can you get for free? How about satellite TV in 1 to 4 rooms of your home? How about a digital video recorder that not only works like a VCR for recording shows, but can also pause and rewind live TV shows. How about free HDTV satellite receivers if you order an HDTV package?

OK, the equipment and installation are free, but isn't the programming expensive? How about the DishFAMILY package that gives you 40 channels, including sports, news, children's programming for $19.99 a month to 1 or 2 TVs? How about 60 channels for just $29.99 a month? For $39.99 a month you can double that to phenomenal 120 channels. And you're still putting up with cable? Why? Just take a few minutes and see what you can get with Dish Network.

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