yes u r right in a way, but the method I was taught initially benefited from a sat link as I learnt to read vol & sometimes it was necessary to manipulate this, something u couldn't do with Internet.
the other benefit is it doesn't put pressure on your Internet link to brokers etc. my methods have changed somewhat now & I have been trialling an Internet feed from another supplier via internet, seems pretty good & quite a bit cheaper.
I would recommend anybody to check many sources on this, as I think there r so many different trading styles & u have to find the right package to meet your needs. I just went with the one that I learnt on without looking around..........something I just tend to do.
Eric is ok & will just help u with anything u require, if u need it
the only cost really of sat over Internet is the setup, which isn't a lot, the benefits I am finding sat has over Internet is a bit more manipulation of data & better storage of historic data, & less pressure on your Internet link.
but it all depends on our own personal needs, u can get free Internet trials if u do get broadband & then u can c if this is ok for your trading style.
if u dont get broadband then of course sat is your only option, it wont cost the earth & u wont be disappointed
I am very happy to recommend Eric. He installed my satellite feed for Tenfore. He was very responsive to the original request to install it and has been likewise when I have requested additional market data.