How Satellite TV Works

As technology continues to advance, satellite TV is one of cable’s biggest contenders. Satellite offers higher quality picture and audio and rural and urban areas that typically can’t receive cable can easily get access to satellite TV.

The biggest drawbacks from broadcast television and satellite comes down to the ways in which the information is transmitted. Broadcast uses antennas, which have limited ranges and require you to be in direct line of sight. Since these signals can get interrupted by common objects like trees and buildings, the signals often get distorted. So, the need to figure out a way to avoid these objects was crucial. That is where satellite TV comes in.

But how does a satellite that’s 22,225 miles away from your home get information into to your TV?

How Stuff Works TechWalla YouTube eHowTech