Mobile Satellite TV systems
(VuQube shown below)
- Virtually unlimited channel options
- HD option is available
- Can use it anywhere in the US or Canada as long as
you have a view of the southern sky.
- Can choose plan with the uncut movie channels (HBO,
- Can subscribe to "packages" like the NFL, NHL, NBA,
NasCar, MLB, etc.
- Can be used while traveling down the road with V30
model for teams and husband/wife situations.
$549 - $594 depending on bracket option
- Have to subscribe to a satellite provider.
Dish Network, DirectTV, and Bell ExpressVu (Canada) all
have associated monthly bill to get their programming.
- "Free-to-air" is free satellite programming but does
not have as nearly as many channels as the above companies.
- Have to purchase a mobile dish (like the VuQube) and install it on the
- Can not always get the "local" network channels
where you are.
over the air digital
(Dieselboss OTA-1 shown
- Programming is FREE (no subscriptions)
- HD capable
- Picks up all of the local networks broadcasting
where you are.
- Equipment (antenna) is much cheaper than a satellite
- Coverage is nation-wide. There are undoubtedly
some remote areas where you would get "zero" channels,
but not many.
$179.95 (call us to order)
- Channels you see are limited to those that are
broadcasting within 25 to 75 miles of where you are.
- The signal is "directional" which means that you may
have to rotate the antenna to get all of the available
feeds around you.
- You made need to raise the antenna up a few feet to
get over other trucks or obstructions.
- Not steady enough signal to use while in motion
for very long.
- Much content is still free
- Can be used anywhere that you have an internet
- Have to own (or buy) a laptop computer.
- Have to have a reasonably fast internet connection
- Video quality can be lower depending on what site
you are watching from.
- Can use up your data plan limits quickly if you do
not have a unlimited plan.
- Some of the better content is subscription-based.
- Not very expensive
- Movies are uncut
- Blu-Ray option
- Huge selection of movies and TV shows.
- Huge amount of "watch instantly" content if you have
- Must own a DVD player or computer.
- Must go home to get new DVD's from the mail (but you
can send them from anywhere.)
- If using the internet feed, you must have a fast
connection and can use up you data plan allowance.
- No live shows or local programming
- Most phone providers offer
a variety of pricing in their
cell phone plans
to fit the data requirements of the users.
- Lots of online programming available
- Some online mobile sites and
apps offer limited "live" programming.
- Some cell phones can be
connected to a TV screen.
- Monthly fees for data plans
- Most cell data plans have caps
on monthly usage that can be exceeded causing overage
- Small screen and small speaker
- Limited programming
- Quality and practicality is very dependent of
current cell provider data signal bandwidth. (i.e.
3G or 4G etc)