Sunday, 21 February 2016

Advantages of IPTV over traditional TV

I wanted to list some benefits of streaming IPTV as opposed to using traditional methods such as satellite (DVB-S and DVB-S2) and terrestrial Freeview aerial (DVB-T and DVB-T2).


  • No satellite dish
    • Saves installation cost
    • Often against mortgage rules and covenants, especially on new estates
    • No unnecessary holes drilled in your house
    • Gets around the fact that some areas are not covered by Satellite reception, e.g. cannot see the satellite due to trees and the location of your property
    • Cleaner having no wires visible on the outside of your house
  • Portable technology, meaning you can view the channels anywhere you have an internet connection
  • More options for devices
    • Not stuck to a proprietary set top box
    • Many media centre / hardware possibilities for viewing.  
    • Android, Amazon Fire TV boxes and sticks etc
    • Can put the STB (Set top box) device anywhere in your house through wireless (of course ethernet cabling is best if you have it)
    • Variable prices for different viewing devices, i.e. you could buy an expensive, fully featured box to use on your main TV, and a cheap viewer in a room you only watch TV in occasionally.

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