Are you in the process of selecting a new cable or satellite TV provider, but a bit on the fence about which one to pick? Here are some things you should ask your provider so that you can make a decision.

How Long Is Your Rate Guaranteed?

One of the most important decision factors when signing up for TV service is going to be the price. However, you want to make sure that the price for the service is going to stick around for quite some time. Always ask how long the price is guaranteed. If you are signing up for service with a contract, it is very common for that price to be locked in for the duration of your contract. If you don't have a contract, you may be subjected to a price increase at any time. Some TV providers will even guarantee that your plan won't go up as long as you don't make changes to it, essentially grandfathering you into the price. If you don't have a price locked in, ask if there is a way to sign a contract to guarantee how much you'll pay. 

How Many Tuners Does Each Receiver Have

TV service equipment has evolved a lot over the years. Long gone are the days of having a single receiver in every single room of your home. Now receivers can have multiple tuners and power multiple TVs in your home. It's important to ask how many tuners each receiver will have and how many rooms each receiver supports. For example, you may be surprised to learn that you can record up to 4 programs at once with a single DVR, and share the signal across two televisions. 

What Content Is in 4K?

If you want to use your 4K television to its fullest, you'll want to know what kind of content is provided in 4K. Be aware that not many cable TV channels provide TV content as a standard channel, but there are still plenty of 4K shows to view. In addition to 4K specific content channels, there are movies available on demand that are displayed in 4K. You can also use your television login credentials to gain access to certain network apps that allow you to view select content in 4K. If having the best picture quality is important to you, be sure to understand your 4K content options. 

Learn more by contacting various TV providers.