Satellite Tv: Why I Love My Dish

Satellite has clearer picture and sound, more channels--and it's often cheaper than cable

It's the great American pastime, trashing your cable-TV company. I've been doing it for years. I've stewed about a sloppy installation that looped the cable outside the house from the first to the second floor, service outages at the merest hint of rain, and arbitrary channel reassignments that left me surfing for my favorites. Then there was bill creep: $2 here, $5 there, more than 150% over the past 10 years. Always with the promise of more channels I didn't need.

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