|reply to Phatty |
Re: [CATV] Looks like I'm finally leaving Charter TV
I am like you. And i think we are like most other value customers.
Direct TV has 8 packages starting at 30 a month. Where is charters 30 dollar TV package.
This whole TV business model is flawed and getting worst. As all the Channel providers want to be paid more, from each customer, and want to be added to the basic package to get paid by ever customer. We all get higher prices and number of channels weather we want them or not.
Then to add insult, after you pay to get all the channels, you have to watch commercials from both the content provider/channel Local/National Ads. Now Half, of the TV air time you watch, is Commercials.
So the business model gets me to paid for the service, the channel, the box, to use a DVR, forced to watch commercials witch they get paid to show me, forced to have Ads in the box menus that they get paid to show me.
They (all the middle men, not sure how many of them there are any more) are looking for even more ways to charge me a fee for the privilege to watch TV, and making it as hard as it can be, to be able to watch something when i want too, on any device i chose to watch it on, after i have paid for the privilege to watch it. This way they can charge me for each device and anything i watch seven way to Sunday on each device.
This is why OTA TV is gone because they can get us to pay to see mostly commercials. It should be once i have paid for it, i should not be forced to watch commercials half the time.
Its like we have a TV channel bubble, the more channels they add the more money the industry can rack in, on commercials and price increases for all packages. At some point this bubble will burst as many customer start dropping the larger packages because of cost vs value or switch to internet for TV.