The difference between cable TV and Direct Star TV is a little hard to distinguish anymore. Cable TV comes from cable wires that come into your home from some remote location somewhere, and satellite TV comes from wires that come into your home from a disc, called a dish, that is attached to your home somewhere. Both cable and satellite are digital and are controlled from a box that sits on top of your television. Both have the option of high definition, though some packages offer HD TV as a standard (you can bet you’re paying for it somehow, though). And both cable TV and satellite TV offer more channels that you don’t watch than channels that you do watch. They both cost about the same, too.