reply to Rick
Re: Sorry Karl but... Rick... first off all I have already stated Comcast's product has value. You want to engage me in some kind of discussion about price which I have not once stated was the issue.
I've brought up price when stating over the years I've given a lot of money to Comcast (as others do) and expect they'll keep their product line up to date as if they don't surely someone else will. That's no reason to kiss a companies ass and blind myself into thinking they can do no wrong... Comcast doesn't sign my checks, I sign theirs.
Also get your head out of the clouds with the $160/month for the top tier packages. Try $200/month. You know that.
And certainly don't cite price per day you sound like a bad door to door salesmen. We can talk price per day when they start not charging me for the days I don't use the service. Or ala carte pricing for channels. Much like how my family doesn't go to McDonalds every day we don't watch TV every day.
And enough with "bundles." The #1 reason the bundles exist is to give perceived value to the person paying the bills each month and to simplify it. They don't like seeing line item after line item with a monthly charge some of which they think they can do with out. Again, the bundles prevent people from calling up and saying "I don't want to pay $8.95 for X anymore, please cancel it." You can't really do that when all the charges are on a "Xtreme Bundle ABC - $139.99" can you?
Back to MY point(s) that you really have yet to address other than snide meaningless fluff;
-Xfinity is bad. It is not a quality service. The image quality is sub par even for what they call "HD" and it's a pain in the ass to setup and requires a Comcast developed app to be installed to run in the background. It's limited to your PC(s) only. It can obviously get better and I certainly hope it does. You seem to be acting like Comcast invented the first net video service and fail to compare it to fairly good services like Hulu and Netflix. I expect a company with the cash reserves that dwarf both those companies to come out with something a little more compelling than a gimped version of something thats been done better by others.
-Comcast set tops are bad. The software and UI needs a huge update and you know it. It's sluggish, limited and ugly.