May 27th, 2012
As the competition between cable and satellite TV has heated up in the recent years, developments in the way we watch TV have been huge. Because cable is designed to allow two way communication, there are a variety of on demand options that are available to cable customers exclusively.
TV shows can be watched at any time after their air date, even if they are not recorded if you have on demand capabilities. Additionally, people with a digital video recorder service can pause and rewind through live TV shows. Because this system has become so popular, many TV channels are now offering start over options, which allow you to start a TV show at the beginning, even if you turn on your TV in the middle of the show.
Additionally, several cable service providers have begun to offer options that allow people to see programming on a particular channel as far as three days back. This means if you forgot to record a show, as long as you go to the channel within three days of its original air date, you are still able to watch the show.
With new innovations seemingly coming out every day, cable TV watchers have a lot to look forward to.