Satellite Direct is one of the many TV-to-PC software, that claims you can watch HDTV channels from all over the world paying only a one-time fee and even it acknowledged that you can safely replace your cable / satellite TV with its software.
Its features as stated on the official website:
The number of channels by country as seen on the official site:
Costa Rica 11
New Zealand 76
San Marino 33
South Africa 149
South Korea 219
Sri Lanka 60
The secure payment is handled by ClickBank, leader in the infoproducts market, you can pay trough credit card, debit card or paypal.
Remember that your billing statement will show a debit by ClickBank or CLKBANK*COM and nothing related with Satellite Direct.
After the purchase you will receive the registration code necessary to activate the software.
Let's download the software!
The downloaded file is a exe auto installer (for win) 11.5 MB in size; during the setup you will be asked for email ID (the email used during the purchase) and registration key (the code received upon the purchase).
The software is very simple, you can choose the country, the channel, you can rate every channel and view his general info (like genre and language), you can add channels to favorites, view the video in full screen or search for a specific channel. Take a look at the online help to learn more about the functions of Satellite Direct.
This is the first channel I try: I expected a much better quality since this software should replace our cable or satellite TV. This video is about 384 x 282 in size.
We tried many channels, some are better of this one but don't absolutely expect HD quality; some others are even worse.
Some channels don't load and shows an ad spot that invite to buy a Satellite Direct upgrade that will deliver more channels. This spot end with a link to a clickbank order page where you can take a trial of this Satellite Direct advanced version. Be aware bacause as you can see in the screenshot below you pay $4.95 immediately but after one month you will be billed $9.95 monthly.
Some channels are merely advertising spots while others aren't true feeds because if you reset the channel the video start always from the beginning.
Another disappointment: the number of available channels are less than those they have promised; we picked up 10 random countries, we counted the channels and found that all this countries showed far fewer channels than as stated on the satellite direct website:
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This video shows a preview of Satellite Direct, you can watch the video quality, listen the audio quality and learn how the software works. I selected random channels and I didn't cut the video to record a more unbiased preview.
Unfortunately Satellite Direct has not kept its promises:
So this is my opinion:
You have been informed, now make your choice. Good luck!
PS. Despite everything you'vee decided to try this product but you want to pay less? I can teach you a trick that usually works with infoproducts: go to the Satellite Direct website and then hit the back button of your browser, you'll receive an offer that you can't refuse.