reply to swhitney2003
Re: No hope without regulation! I hear you on that... OTA is useless in my apartment so basic was a no brainer. Now, they are rolling out the all digital cable in my area, slowly. So I wanted a few more channels and HD, I bit the bullet and got digital economy and HD.
I have enough remotes as-is, I have zero desire for a Comcast remote to use their box. If I could watch extended basic cable through my TV's tuner I would consider upgrading. I'm not paying more for TV channels, a remote rental, and a box rental. And I'm cheap, so I wouldn't want to pay the premium for useless channels I don't watch.
I don't blame you... luckily I have caught a few breaks for now... if it got too hairy, I have no qualms going back to the $12 cable. I wanted to see some news channels, so I am happy lol. I still look at mostly local stations for programming.