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The Best TV Packages for Your Entertainment
When it comes to picking a service provider and TV package, you often have lots of options. Mostly, this is because there are a number of cable and satellite TV companies that can push the TV signal into your home. And, it’s likely that at least a few of them offer service in your area. But, no matter which provider you choose, you should always be able to break down their offerings to ensure they fit well for your entertainment needs.
In general, the best packages are the ones that offer a great balance of what you need to see, what you want to watch, and immediate access to additional content for whenever the mood strikes. So, as your compare and finally choose a package, here are the main things to keep an eye on.
The Specific TV Networks Your Provider Offers – Since it’s the entertainment business, certain TV providers have partnerships with certain TV networks. Of course, it makes sense for them to all be friendly and display the TV programming for more and more folks, but that’s not always the case. So, beyond the big three networks (that’s ABC, CBS, and NBC) look to see which ones will be showing up on a screen near you.
The Number of Channels in Your Package – Sure, having 500 channels sounds pretty cool, but there’s a lot of content on there you’ll never see. Thus, it’s not simply the number of channels that’s important, but what those stations are showing. Keep in mind the kind of content that’s most important to you – whether it’s dramas, sports, reality TV, or anything else – and be sure that this programming is part of the package you’re paying for.
Access to Premium Content – Many TV providers have partnered with particular networks offering premium content (such as XFINITY offering HBO for free to their subscribers) to give their customers added value. Get to know what extras are included as part of your package to make the most of it.
Included Recording Devices (DVR) – Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) have become standard additions to any TV package that’s more than the entry level option. However, things to note here are the number of DVRs that come with your package, the max number of shows they can record simultaneously, and the total number of hours of recorded content you can keep before you run out of memory space.
It’s probably safe to assume that your chosen provider will offer good coverage, reception, and signal quality, so there’s little need to fret over that. But to get your TV tailored to you, be sure to review all the advice listed above, and make the most of your TV package.
The Benefits of Bundling TV Packages
Alright, so now that you’ve maxed out your TV package and have fitted it to your personal needs, let’s talk about how you can sweeten this deal even more. By bundling your TV service along with your internet and/or phone services from the same provider, you can cash in on some super sweet savings.
By letting your provider offer you multiple services via a single connection, they’re able to save some money. For example, a Cable Internet connection would use your Cable Television coaxial cable already running into your home to bring you the Internet. So, tapping into that already-available technology would be easier and cheaper for them than setting up an entirely new one. Thus, to keep you happy as a paying customer, providers are more than willing to pass on some of those savings to you in the form of a bundled TV package.
Moreover, provider companies often include numerous incentives within bundles, offering bonus features like unlimited calling, faster download speeds, premium programming, video on demand, a DVR system, and more – either more cheaply or for free entirely. So use our tool to research all that you can get included with your new TV package, as well as what add-ons you can have when you bundle it with your phone and internet service.
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