- Cable TV is the most used system in the United States today.
- Extra outlets for basic service are free except for an
installation cost of about $20.00, however the set-top converters and/or remote controls
do cost more.
- There is a low hook up fee of about $20.00 to $30.00.
- Cable prices include the local channels.
- There's a limited number of channels - 35 to 40.
- The reception is not as clear as satellite TV.
- A cable customer pays about $20.00 per month just for the use of
the cable, not including programming yet has no ownership in the cable system.
Furthermore, the rates never go down...only up. If you have been renting cable for more
than 2 years, you have already spent enough money to have purchased a satellite dish.
- Cable TV customers do not have the flexibility to change their
programming choices, as satellite TV customers do, and do not have access to all the
channels that there are.
- Because the cable companies are dependent on a wire to deliver
your signal, there are several interruptions in service.