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Bobcat79
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join:2001-02-04
reply to SLD

Re: I could care less about the antitrust aspect

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.


fifty nine

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