The current entertainment world is awash with ways of and goods for using up our free time and at the same time filling our brains with mindless trivia and advertising junk messages. In between the programmes and the music, the message is ‘buy, buy, buy; from me, me, me’. This is one of the reasons why satellite radio has become so popular, but I will expand on that later.
One of the main reasons why people like satellite radio is because if you travel quite long distances, you do not keep going out of range of the station it took you ten minutes to find and search for another one.
Satellite radio stations have a tendency to have a large to very large footprint. In other words, you ought to be able to keep listening to the same station if you want without constantly retuning.
Not only that, but satellite radio is invariably digital in nature which means that the signal will be better and the resulting sound quality will be far better too. This means that the background noise that we have been conventionally used to has practically disappeared.
The sound from a good piece of digital stereo apparatus is second to none. In reality an AF /FM radio cannot hold a candle to a satellite broadcasting station.
The cost of satellite broadcasting gear has dropped dramatically, which has increased its public awareness and uptake, which in turn has increased sales and allowed the price to plummet further. Nowadays, a satellite radio receiver is as cheap as chips.
Not only that, but in the early days, in the Seventies and Eighties, parabolic dishes had to be extremely focused. They had to be focused on the satellite as a satellite TV dish still has to be now, but a radio system does not need to be so accurate anymore, which permits them to be used in cars and boats.
If you get tired of the adverts that constantly drone out of terrestrial radio at you, it can be a good idea to find a satellite broadcasting channel that suits you and subscribe to it. For $10-12 a month, you will get the type of programming that you like without all the ads!. Isn’t that wonderful?
As with all forms of entertainment, at the end of the day it is up to the end user to choose whether the cost of satellite radio is justified, but one thing is for sure, satellite radio increases one’s choices.
If you are fed up with the present range of radio stations in your area then the thousands of extra, frequently world-wide stations available to you on satellite radio may be just the thing that you are looking for, especially if you are looking for a station in a foreign language that is not covered in your neighbourhood.