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Questions To Ask When Comparing TV Providers

Are you looking to get a television service installed in your home? If so, you're likely debating between the options that are available to you in your area. Here are some questions to ask yourself when comparing TV service providers so that you can make a good decision.

What Channels Are In Each Package Tier?

You likely have some channels that you want to have when subscribing to a cable or satellite TV service. It is a good idea to make a list of channels, and then divide them into channels that you must have and channels that it would be nice to have. Go through each service provider's tier of channels and figure out what tier you need to get your must-have channels. This can give you a good idea of what the service will cost when comparing them. You may find that the basic package of one service doesn't meet your needs while another does. 

What Are The Equipment Rental Fees?

Every TV provider seems to do things differently when it comes to equipment. Some are able to run the service to several televisions off of a single main receiver, while others require each television to have its own set-top box. There are also upgrades for DVR capability, and sometimes special equipment needed for 4K. Find out what the equipment fees would be for your home, and if there are any ways to save money and still meet your needs. For example, maybe you only need one DVR on the main TV in your home, or you only need the 4K capable set-top box for one of your 4K TVs.

What 4K Channels Are Available?

If 4K television is important to you, then you'll want to understand what 4K content is available from the TV provider that you decide to go with. Find out if there is a package that you have to subscribe to for 4K content or if it is included with one of your channel packages. You may be surprised to see that there are not many channels featured in 4K, but plenty of content on demand. This means you will either have to pay for movies à la carte through on demand to access the content that is available in the higher resolution. This will help ensure you are not disappointed with your 4K options when you start using the service. Talk to a TV provider today to learn more about their channels and policies.