Questions about satellite TV/Internet

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mactastic, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. mactastic macrumors 68040

    mactastic

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    I am going to be moving soon, and may be getting a house out in the boonies so to speak. I've been using my cable company for both TV and ISP for about 4 years now, and I just can't face the possibility of dial-up internet again. At one point several years ago I had a neighbor who was a DirectTV installer guy, and he had satellite TV which was very cool at the time because cable was still analog. There were no local channels though. Now I hear that's been fixed, at some cost.

    Anyway, my question is what are the pros and cons of satellite versus cable? Will I be happy with a satellite internet connection? How much does it cost per month? Who's the best provider?

    Anyone who has any info would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    One of my friend’s uncles has satellite. The detractions are cost and set up. Interference (storms and wind) is also a problem. The speed was not as fast, but it could have been his older computer.

    You will probably be as happy.

    I don't have anything other the T-mobile Hotspots and free wi-fi nets to use.
     
  3. xpormac macrumors regular

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    Your upload on sat connection will be dial-up, so don't expect much from it. Its true that when theres a storm or something, your connection will slow down, or stop, so expect that. Your going to miss cable, heh
     
  4. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

    mactastic

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    Ah, I was afraid of that. It might end up being something that makes me think twice about that place up in the hills. Both my wife and I use the internet often enough that we need a dependable service.
     
  5. MacUser1 macrumors 6502

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    both

    at school i have the luxury of a T3 for an internet connection. however at home we use a cable connection, which works fine for what my family and i do. we also have dishnetwork satellite television, simply because we like a lot of the channels, however, with digital cable, we may go back to just sticking with the cable company...don't know yet though.
     

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