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OOLUser6

join:2011-11-01
Monroe, NY
reply to dm145

Re: New iO TV packages

I'm currently on iO Package + Family Cable, I wonder how much the price difference will be, I don't mind getting new channels every now and then if its a few dollars difference. A friend of the family was on some type of Silver package but was grandfathered in so they wouldn't get new channels (they wanted the Bio channel) and in order to get new channels they would need to agree to the new iO Package + Silver price which was enough of a price difference for them to say no.

Edit: Also, my family would get rid of ESPN in a heartbeat, screw paying for that channnel, people that want it should pay for it, it should not be included. IPTV can't some soon enough, so people don't have to pay for channels they don't want.


frdrizzt

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said by OOLUser6:

I'm currently on iO Package + Family Cable, I wonder how much the price difference will be, I don't mind getting new channels every now and then if its a few dollars difference. A friend of the family was on some type of Silver package but was grandfathered in so they wouldn't get new channels (they wanted the Bio channel) and in order to get new channels they would need to agree to the new iO Package + Silver price which was enough of a price difference for them to say no.

Edit: Also, my family would get rid of ESPN in a heartbeat, screw paying for that channnel, people that want it should pay for it, it should not be included. IPTV can't some soon enough, so people don't have to pay for channels they don't want.

Silver price includes the iO package. The current iO Silver package includes Showtime and not HBO though, so that's the only reason why some people won't change it.


Spare Me

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limegrass69 wrote:

"My guess would be more $$ for less channels.

EDIT: Oh, and I'm sure the new tier will co-incide with the HBO Go launch, as in grandfathered iO Silver people with HBO will not get it..."

I'm not sure what you meant by that, but uh..yeah since my parents already subscribe to HBO, no matter what Cablevision decides to do with the new packages, try explaining to me how it is that as you say "we won't get it?" Yes we will, all that's needed for HBO GO access is a subscription to HBO. Unlike your false claim, they can't possibly deny us that no matter what new packages come out, grandfathered in or not.



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Yes, they can.



Spare Me

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Uh...no they can't, that's a law suit right there. Maybe it's not simple enough for you. In order to qualify for HBO GO all that is needed is a subscription to HBO through a participating cable provider. They can't turn around and say "Well you have HBO, but not in a qualifying package of our choosing" They can't do that.


dm145

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said by Spare Me :

Uh...no they can't, that's a law suit right there. Maybe it's not simple enough for you. In order to qualify for HBO GO all that is needed is a subscription to HBO through a participating cable provider. They can't turn around and say "Well you have HBO, but not in a qualifying package of our choosing" They can't do that.

they can, and did

it probably also will include HBO/Cinemax OnDemand
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reply to Spare Me

Re: New iO TV packages

said by Spare Me :

Uh...no they can't, that's a law suit right there. Maybe it's not simple enough for you. In order to qualify for HBO GO all that is needed is a subscription to HBO through a participating cable provider. They can't turn around and say "Well you have HBO, but not in a qualifying package of our choosing" They can't do that.

I had the IO Silver package, grandfathered with HBO. CV moved HBO to the IO Gold package. It later made HBO On-Demand available free to HBO subscribers - but not to the folks who had HBO grandfathered on the Silver package. So yes, they can do whatever they want.
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