Apple's iPad has quickly become a favorite among home theater enthusiasts – not because it can play games or surf the internet, but because the touchscreen tablet makes an impressive controller for all your devices.
There are some companies that just get it. Comcast – this time anyway – seems to be one of them. If you subscribe to the Xfinity TV service from Comcast, you can download the Xfinity iPad app free and enjoy your content on the go.
Google TV does a lot of exciting things, but if you want it to work up to its full potential, you'll need a DVR that's compatible with it. At the moment, there's only one provider that can give it to you – DISH TV.
No matter the advantages of satellite TV, there's one big disadvantage that's been haunting satellite services since the beginning. Mounting a dish outside of your house or apartment really changes the look of things and, depending on your situation, may not work out anyway.