For people who live in remote or rural locations, broadcast television is often limited. The VHF and UHF signals that broadcast television emits are picked up by antenna, however remote or rural locations often are not conducive to a strong signal. There’s the option of cable, however many of the remote or rural locations do not have access to cable television. Today, people who live in these areas have an option for quality viewing and that’s direct TV packages. Satellite TV is created through a communications satellite that is in fixed orbit above the earth. A viewer signs up with a satellite service. By paying for the satellite service they are then able to receive the satellite programming. Only those who pay for the service are able to receive the programming. Others are unable to receive it because the signal is scrambled and is not descrambled without paid authorization.
Receiving programming though satellite TV is a wireless set-up. This contributes to the quality viewing. In addition, gone are the very large dish receivers of the earlier days. These were indeed an eyesore. Today the satellite dishes are small and barely noticeable.As with cable television, theft has been a problem with satellite television. Unauthorized people figured out ways to descramble the programming and offer it to consumers at their own prices. Today, significant improvements have been made to prevent theft of the satellite network.
Also, the descrambling features are very specific for viewers. Not all programming will come into a household. Some people may pay for pay-per-view programming; others may pay for adult programming and more. Even though you may know how to install a satellite dish yourself, the satellite dish is best installed by a satellite TV provider for best results. The only problem with satellite TV could be interference of the programming because of rain or snowfall. However, for many viewers, this is but a minor inconvenience. The large amount of channels that are produced with satellite programming is worth a few interruptions in service.