Arts and Entertainment

The Pros And Cons Of Cable Television

With the emergence of internet TV, it’s no wonder why there is a sudden concern over the future of cable TV. Will it still be here in the next ten years? Is cable TV about to phase out? It’s a growing concern for some who prefer cable than internet TV.

So let’s break it down for you. Below are the pros and cons of cable TV for you to judge:

Connectivity and Stability

Pros: Having cable TV is convenient wherein you don’t rely on the internet for your shows. That means you don’t have to worry about getting disconnected in the middle of watching. You also don’t get to experience your video lagging. It’s simply a breeze watching shows on cable than on the internet.

Cons: Cable TV have their own share of connection problems such as blackouts due to weather conditions. But this doesn’t happen as often as internet service providers experiencing system failures.

Scheduling

Pros: Shows that appear on your TV are exactly what it says on the TV guide. They don’t move the times (unless a national emergency happens and shows are interrupted for a special news broadcast). So if you’re planning to spend your Saturday night watching your favorite show as planned, it’s going to happen.

Cons: What if you have something planned on Saturday night all of a sudden? One of the disadvantages of cable TV is the inability to choose the time you want to watch your shows. With internet TV, you can watch at any time at your convenience. Try Project Free TV. What is Project Free TV? This lets you watch shows you’ve missed. You can catch up on How to Get Away with a Murderer on Project Free TV any time.

Price

Pros: For an affordable price, cable can give you the basic channels that carry movies, music shows, sports, series and the news. It’s all packaged to suit your basic viewing needs. It’s enough to keep you updated on the hit series and hottest music in the industry.

Cons: Some big channels are usually not packaged with the basic ones. You need to pay for an additional fee per channel to have it included in your bundle. It can get expensive when you add so much that you’re better off just purchasing a subscription fee from internet TV if all your favorite channels aren’t in cable.

Mobility

Pros: Cable is available in the city as long as it is hooked up. You go to a friend’s house or a hotel, chances are they have cable.

Cons: Cable is not as accessible as an internet connection. For internet TV, all they need is a WiFi connection or wired internet connection and they can watch their shows. Even if they’re out camping and the signal is great, they can still enjoy binge watching movies. They can even carry a portable WiFi just to be sure. With cable, you won’t be able to do that.

Cable TV has its own advantages and disadvantages. It’s up to you to choose which ones you prefer.

Dane
About author

Dane Judd is a creative writer for SBI Marathon. She has been in the industry of communications for 5 meaningful years and counting. Aside from writing, Dane also loves to surf.
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