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SLD
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join:2002-04-17
San Francisco, CA

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reply to jvanbrecht

Re: I could care less about the antitrust aspect

I'd have HBO & Showtime. Nothing else. But I have neither because Comcast wants to charge me $55/mo. for content I don't want to get those two channels. So Comcast gets $0 from me. And those channels get nothing either - they refuse to sell their current shows online.


Bobcat79
Premium
join:2001-02-04

We only ever watched 3 channels. The cost from Cablevision is $54 per month, and will go up to $80 per month when they go all-digital.

So I canceled my Cablevision service and they get nothing from me. I guess they'd prefer to get nothing instead of, say, $10 per month for 3 channels.

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.



fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2

said by Bobcat79:

We only ever watched 3 channels. The cost from Cablevision is $54 per month, and will go up to $80 per month when they go all-digital.
How so?

Bobcat79
Premium
join:2001-02-04

said by fifty nine:

said by Bobcat79:

We only ever watched 3 channels. The cost from Cablevision is $54 per month, and will go up to $80 per month when they go all-digital.
How so?
I'd need 3 boxes @ $6.75/mo each, plus Cablevision's hidden "iO Navigation" fee of $5.95/mo.

$54 + $5.95 + 3*$6.75 = $80.20.

I elected to cancel my service entirely, so now I pay Cablevision $0. Dolan can put that in his pipe and smoke it!

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2

said by Bobcat79:

said by fifty nine:

said by Bobcat79:

We only ever watched 3 channels. The cost from Cablevision is $54 per month, and will go up to $80 per month when they go all-digital.
How so?
I'd need 3 boxes @ $6.75/mo each, plus Cablevision's hidden "iO Navigation" fee of $5.95/mo.

$54 + $5.95 + 3*$6.75 = $80.20.

I elected to cancel my service entirely, so now I pay Cablevision $0. Dolan can put that in his pipe and smoke it!

You do not need cable boxes for digital service. All you need is a TV with a digital tuner that supports QAM.

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

Oh, his bad. Maybe he should go out and buy 3 new TV's to support this?

By him saying he "needs" 3, I will give him the benefit of the doubt that he knows what he is talking about when it comes to his hardware.


Bobcat79
Premium
join:2001-02-04
reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:

You do not need cable boxes for digital service. All you need is a TV with a digital tuner that supports QAM.
Wrong. With Cablevision, that only gets you the basic cable channels. No CNN, Cartoon Network, Nick, etc, etc.

beavercable
Premium
join:2008-05-11
Beaverton, OR
reply to SLD

I have to disagree there. In order to get both hbo or showtime would require limited basic and a box. So depending where you are $7.88-$12 for basic service, $15.99 for either premium channel and $1 box fee. Basically $30 to $45 for what you're talking about.



SLD
Premium
join:2002-04-17
San Francisco, CA

Not here. Trust me, I woud have done it a long time ago.



Ebolla

join:2005-09-28
Dracut, MA
reply to beavercable

not quite, cable companies have to offer a basic(local) package and can ala carte premiums without any requirements other then basic and equipment. on comcast that would be $10-15 for basic, 3 boxes would be about $16 2 premiums $40 if alacarte or $35 if premier/w2prem so around $60-$70.



fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to Bobcat79

said by Bobcat79:

said by fifty nine:

You do not need cable boxes for digital service. All you need is a TV with a digital tuner that supports QAM.
Wrong. With Cablevision, that only gets you the basic cable channels. No CNN, Cartoon Network, Nick, etc, etc.
If you have a TV with a cablecard slot, you can use that to unlock the additional channels.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to Skippy25

said by Skippy25:

Oh, his bad. Maybe he should go out and buy 3 new TV's to support this?

By him saying he "needs" 3, I will give him the benefit of the doubt that he knows what he is talking about when it comes to his hardware.
Nah, I call BS on this one. I was an ex CV subscriber myself and I hooked up additional TVs with no problem and no additional boxes needed.

Bobcat79
Premium
join:2001-02-04

said by fifty nine:

said by Skippy25:

Oh, his bad. Maybe he should go out and buy 3 new TV's to support this?

By him saying he "needs" 3, I will give him the benefit of the doubt that he knows what he is talking about when it comes to his hardware.
Nah, I call BS on this one. I was an ex CV subscriber myself and I hooked up additional TVs with no problem and no additional boxes needed.
I'm not sure what you're referring to, but CV's Family Cable is down to 45 analog channels (for $54 per month), and it's only a matter of time before they all go away. A digital TV only gets you digital versions of the analog channels (and only some of them), so there are no additional channels to be gained.
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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.