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Satellite TV brings in more fun and entertainment to your home TV than analog TV. You no longer have to go to the bar in order to enjoy your favorite boxing match or sporting event. However, it is important you make the right decisions when picking a satellite TV provider. Below are some of the top considerations to keep in mind before buying satellite TV service. The price for buying and installation The initial price for buying satellite TV service is crucial. It can be a deal breaker or maker. Most people will want satellite TV service with an average price, as they will have to pay for the subscription charges. Expect to find varying prices for satellite TV on the different kinds of packages offered. Most providers will lower the initial costs during major holidays in order to attract people to get their services. As a buyer, do not be in a rush to buy a satellite TV subscription. Doing proper research about the different companies is what will allow you to make the best decision. Click these links for an in-depth review of Dish Network, and an in-depth review of DirecTV.

DirecTV or Dish Network?

It is common for people to make upgrades in their life. When it comes to entertainment, people switch from cable to satellite TV all the time. Two providers will make this possible, DirecTV and Dish Network, Therefore, which one do you pick? Below are some comparisons between the two satellite providers. Pricing The prices and programming are what will determine if a person is going to get Dish Network  or DirecTV. Through several comparisons, it seems like the Dish Network  offers their services at a cheaper rate than the DirecTV. For only $19.99/month, you get to enjoy a lot of entertainment from Dish Network  as opposed to DirecTV, which will cost you $29.99/month. For those who love premium channels such as HBO and Showtime, then DirecTV will be your best option. However, there is not much difference as DirecTV charges a penny less than Dish Network  on these premium channels. Click these links for an in-depth review of Dish Network, and an in-depth review of DirecTV.

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DISH dangles a sizeable offer to steal DirecTV customers The war of the dishes is on! Dish Network is not only trying to grab DirecTV customers, it’s also trying to get a piece of the web TV pie. Dish Network wants to become the all-and-everything entertainment provider. Dish goes after its larger rival’s satellite television customers at the same time its new cable streaming service goes after cord-cutters. One day after introducing its new cable streaming TV service, Dish Network is making a new play for its rival’s customers. A new Dish  DISH 1.66%  campaign aimed at customers of satellite television provider DirecTV guarantees $250 in annual savings for those who switch to Dish. What this means is more competition on the satellite TV front and more competition on the we TV front, which can only be good for us consumers - From Fortune.com  i How to Watch All Your Favorite Shows Without Paying for Cable or Satellite It all sounds good, but is it really? When you start adding up all the channels you have to purchase individually, it seems that you end up paying more than your would with just the standard packages. Ever click through all 700 HD channels on your cable or satellite service channel lineup only to announce, "Nothing's on..." with a long sigh? Maybe you added a streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime to get more shows when you want them. Or maybe you want to cut the cable cord entirely and just use video streaming but are worried about missing live sports and live news. Now you can add SlingTV, a new streaming package by Dish Network (but without the dish) released this month that just might make cutting the cable cord complete. “Sling TV includes ESPN and CNN among others and is a great option for people who want to cut the cable cord but can't live without those additional live sports and live news channels,” says consumer savings expert, Andrea Woroch. Officially termed SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) and OTT video (over-the-top) TV-watching, online streaming services like these add more options to the traditional TV channel lineup from a paid cable or satellite provider. It remains to be seen how this is all going to work out. Again, it means more competition which translates into cheaper TV services for subscribers. - From Mainstreet.com Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV Can this be true? Is a bureaucrat actually going to cut taxes on satellite TV? We shall see. In the meantime cross your fingers and hope that other politicians will follow suit. Gov. Rick Scott brought his budget road show to Tampa on Thursday, touting a 3.6 percent cut on communications services that will save the average customer about $43 a year. Scott also used the opportunity to defend his staff after the controversy over the firing of the state’s top law enforcement official. Scott is traveling the state unveiling highlights of the $77 billion budget for 2015-16 that he will submit to the Legislature. Lawmakers use that as a template for the state budget they are required to draw up during the March-April legislative session. At the Tampa Chamber of Commerce offices downtown, Scott said his budget cuts $673 million in taxes overall. “As our job market has improved, as more people have moved to the state, we have more state revenue,” he said. “Now what we have to do is spend that money well. Part of what I want to do, on top of having the highest per pupil funding in K-12 education in the history of the state, is give you more of your money back.” The governor proposes to roll back Florida’s tax on communications services by 3.4 percent. An average family spending $100 a month on cell phone, cable and satellite television services would save about $43 annually under the plan. In a country where we’re all being taxed to death, every little bit of tax reductions helps. Now, if we can only get congress to lessen our income taxes, or at least make the big guys pay their fair share. But I digress. From The Tampa Tribune i
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