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What To Consider When Selecting A Satellite TV Package

Are you looking to make the switch to satellite TV for your home entertainment, and need to pick out your package? You likely feel a bit overwhelmed with all of the options out there. Here are some things to consider when selecting a package.

Basic Programming Package

The first thing that you need to decide on is what basic programming package you want to go with. While these packages frequently list the number of channels in them, they are not good at telling you what they contain at a glance. That's why you need to sit down with your family and decide what channels you need to have and which ones would be nice to have.

One you come up with that list, start making note of which package they are in. Then start at the biggest package from your provider, such as A-1 Discount Satellites, and look at what channels are exclusive to it. Are they channels you need to have, or ones that you would only like to have? If it's the latter, move down to a smaller package and see if that can work for you. 

If you want to watch a specific show on a channel that is in your list that you would like to have, consider looking for additional ways that you can watch it if you are looking to save on monthly costs. For example, you may be able to buy the season outright to watch on another video streaming platform, which will be cheaper overall.

Sports Package

One of the many reasons people subscribe to a live TV service is because they want to have access to all the games from their favorite sports team. Take a look at the sports packages and think about what you need to watch the games you want to see. If there are only local teams that you watch, you may be able to just get a regional sports channel package. However, far away teams may require a more expensive package that gives you access to all games across the entire league.

Equipment Package

You are going to need equipment to watch any satellite television signal in your home. Start thinking about which TVs you need and want to be hooked up to the service. Due to the cost of equipment and how many TVs are supported, you may need to make some decisions about which packages to choose and what TVs you will hook up to satellite TV.