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5132 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Dec 2011 at 8:38 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2011-12-31 03:26:01 AM  

Jgok:

/except for internet access but I have 3 ISPs I keep flipping between depending on speed/price...so could be a lot worse.

Cant. It's the only real high-speed option in my area. DSL is 1/20 the speed for 2/3 the price, and that's even counting that I have to pay for cable TV I don't actually watch.



And this, too.
 
2011-12-31 05:15:36 AM  

jaylectricity: natmar_76: Cutting the cable was the best thing I ever did. I've actually done some meaningful things with my life, like finally learning the guitar.

Hahaha, playing the guitar is meaningful? I mean I love music and all, but learning the power chords necessary to play "Smoke on the Water" isn't meaningful.


Him: Would you like me to play a song for you?
Ladies: *swoon*

You: My TV has 500 channels.
Ladies: ....
 
2011-12-31 07:47:23 AM  
The one and only reason we have DirecTV us because my aging, tech-disabled mother can't wrap her little squirrely brain around the idea of "TV on the internets." YouTube, she sort of understands as long as you link her to specific videos. Netflix/Hulu? No dice.

She pays for it and complains bitterly. I pay for FiOS and whistle.
 
2011-12-31 08:39:31 AM  
CSB time:

The first movie I watched on basic cable (I think $24 a month) was on Turner Classic Movies. Uncut, unedited, no commercials Midsummer Night's Dream from Warner Brothers in the 1930's.

Now if I want to see that same movie...buy basic, buy digital cable, rent at least 2 boxes a month, and pay the upgrade for the tier that contains TCM.

Yeah. And my rates for basic have more than doubled. Along with no more Hitler channel, A&E crashing and burning, and the rise of reality TV shows.
 
2011-12-31 08:46:32 AM  

skinink: Roku + Amazon Instant + Netflix Streaming. My bill went from $160 plus for cable and internet (depending on if I rented movies from XFinity) to $60 for basic cable and internet. For entertainment I have more than I can watch. I miss out on sports, but I'd rather have the extra $100. Besides I was being overcharged. My cable bill didn't even include any premium channels.


Me too. I miss ESPN because my ISP sucks and I can't get it online, but I like the fuller-ish feeling in my checking account better.
 
2011-12-31 09:01:06 AM  
Isn't over-the-airway television to be phased out?
 
2011-12-31 09:58:09 AM  

Hardy-r-r: Isn't over-the-airway television to be phased out?


No. Where did you get that idea?

Since the switch to digital, OTA broadcasts are better than ever. Many in HD.
 
2011-12-31 10:17:41 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Hardy-r-r: Isn't over-the-airway television to be phased out?

No. Where did you get that idea?

Since the switch to digital, OTA broadcasts are better than ever. Many in HD.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_television_transition

Looks to be inevitable
 
2011-12-31 10:45:36 AM  
Comcast is the only ISP here (other than things like old dialup alternatives). So, either I get screwed for TV & Internet, or they make me pay the nonbundled price for internet - which is about $5 less than them together. Next month it is going from $90 to $130 a month. It's just extortion at this point, for what has become a basic method of communication. If they did not control the internet prices as well, they would not have a fraction of their current TV customers.
 
2011-12-31 10:52:55 AM  

browntimmy: jaylectricity: natmar_76: Cutting the cable was the best thing I ever did. I've actually done some meaningful things with my life, like finally learning the guitar.

Hahaha, playing the guitar is meaningful? I mean I love music and all, but learning the power chords necessary to play "Smoke on the Water" isn't meaningful.

Him: Would you like me to play a song for you?
Ladies: *swoon*

You: My TV has 500 channels.
Ladies: ....


My girlfriend pays the cable bill. So, I don't need no shallow girls asking me to play Jack Johnson.
 
2011-12-31 10:57:11 AM  

Hardy-r-r: Doc Daneeka: Hardy-r-r: Isn't over-the-airway television to be phased out?

No. Where did you get that idea?

Since the switch to digital, OTA broadcasts are better than ever. Many in HD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_television_transition

Looks to be inevitable


I don't think you understand what the analog-to-digital transition is about.

The switch from analog to digital broadcasts (which already happened in the US a couple years ago) does not mean that OTA broadcasts are going away. It just means that OTA broadcasts are now digital. Like I said before, this has in fact greatly improved OTA as an option for watching TV, since OTA channels now generally have a much cleaner picture. And many are broadcast in HD.
 
2011-12-31 11:36:55 AM  
I got me a Roku box recently, and I'll be installing an Ooma Telo with my next paycheck. Farking Comcast has been charging me a la carte pricing for a few years and I'm so happy to be switching to HSI only. I'll be saving $40 a month minimum, more because of Ooma's free long distance.

\yes I've tried calling Comcast and asking for lower prices
\\last "price break" was $5/mo. *twirls finger*
\\\one of two providers in area, price difference between them is $10/mo.
 
2011-12-31 12:28:11 PM  

Doc Daneeka: Hardy-r-r: Doc Daneeka: Hardy-r-r: Isn't over-the-airway television to be phased out?

No. Where did you get that idea?

Since the switch to digital, OTA broadcasts are better than ever. Many in HD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_television_transition

Looks to be inevitable

I don't think you understand what the analog-to-digital transition is about.

The switch from analog to digital broadcasts (which already happened in the US a couple years ago) does not mean that OTA broadcasts are going away. It just means that OTA broadcasts are now digital. Like I said before, this has in fact greatly improved OTA as an option for watching TV, since OTA channels now generally have a much cleaner picture. And many are broadcast in HD.


Thanks for posting that info. I was WAY off base in my conclusions. I owe you one internet.
 
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