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  • erickn122 erickn122 Apr 11, 2013 1:03 PM Flag

    Alternatives to cable

    Are you searching for a way to watch your favorite shows, without having to pay the high price for cable TV? Whether cable is too expensive, or just not available in your area, don't despair. Cable isn't the only game in town.

    Here are three options that can give you access to those shows, movies, and sporting events you just can't live without.
    Option 1: Satellite

    If you live in a rural area where cable television services are limited, or you're simply tempted by the thought of unlimited channels from across the world - satellite television could be a great alternative to cable.

    In fact, satellites cover nearly every part of the United States, providing consumers with access to a wide range of channels and reliable coverage.

    Satellite television is also a great option for viewers who prefer the traditional scheduling of cable and local television, opposed to Internet streaming options, according to Dan Faltesek, a new media communications instructor at Oregon State University.

    "Satellite is a good option if you are interested in access to regular channels and access to programming that is structured into a conventional programming flow," says Faltesek. This is a huge perk when compared to Internet streaming via services like Hulu, which often has a waiting period between the time it airs on TV, and when it's available for streaming.

    So, how much does satellite cost? It ranges depending on the provider. For example, Dish Network's packages start at $24.99 per month, for a promotional period of one year. To make sure you receive the best rates, make sure to do your research and shop providers.

    [Think satellite is the best option for you? Click to compare packages from multiple providers now.]
    Option 2: Internet Streaming

    As we mentioned earlier, Internet streaming is another viable alternative to cable.

    "Internet streaming is starting to take over and many devices are out there to help you acquire a great deal of content," says Josh Davis, resident tech ex

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    • --------- Option 2: Internet Streaming

      As we mentioned earlier, Internet streaming is another viable alternative to cable.

      "Internet streaming is starting to take over and many devices are out there to help you acquire a great deal of content," says Josh Davis, resident tech ex Less

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      esident tech expert at Glenview, Illinois' Abt Electronics, one of the largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country.

      These "many devices" that allow you to stream content include your game console, computer, laptop, or handheld device.

 
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