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Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
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join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
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If I become unemployed....

The TV will be the first to go if i lose my job. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I love watching Discovery Channel, History Channel, the Military Channel, and all the live sporting events in true HD. I have watched streaming alternatives to these stations and I hate the quality and especially the reliability of the sporting events online. Mainly because they are streamed illegally. Nothing replaces true 1080i HD quality that I get through any of the providers out there.

If you are still thinking about dropping cable TV, then call Comcast and say you are disconnecting your service. They will give you an incentive to stay. Ask my parents and the dozens of others who call into comcast every 6 months. My parents haven't paid full price for Comcast service in over 5 years.
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My domain - Nightfall.net


tlylework

@steadfast.net
I do not have Comcast, but I can only imagine this means an increase for me on Uverse as well. I guess I'll be getting me a digital Antenna soon. OTA is much cheaper.


Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews:
·ooma
·Comcast
·Callcentric
said by tlylework :

I do not have Comcast, but I can only imagine this means an increase for me on Uverse as well. I guess I'll be getting me a digital Antenna soon. OTA is much cheaper.

If I could only get ESPN, FSD, and other networks that show live sporting events OTA.
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My domain - Nightfall.net


Rob
In Deo speramus.
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join:2001-08-25
Kendall, FL
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reply to tlylework
said by tlylework :

I guess I'll be getting me a digital Antenna soon. OTA is much cheaper.

Get it while you can. I know AT&T, Comcast, and the likes have lobbyists trying to get OTA taken off the air.
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Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews:
·ooma
·Comcast
·Callcentric

1 recommendation

said by Rob:

said by tlylework :

I guess I'll be getting me a digital Antenna soon. OTA is much cheaper.

Get it while you can. I know AT&T, Comcast, and the likes have lobbyists trying to get OTA taken off the air.

OTA is not going away anytime soon. The basic networks, CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox all make money off advertising OTA. They would need to sign exclusive deals that pay them through the nose to make it worthwhile to shut down OTA broadcasts.
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My domain - Nightfall.net


Rob
In Deo speramus.
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said by Nightfall:

said by Rob:

said by tlylework :

I guess I'll be getting me a digital Antenna soon. OTA is much cheaper.

Get it while you can. I know AT&T, Comcast, and the likes have lobbyists trying to get OTA taken off the air.

OTA is not going away anytime soon. The basic networks, CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox all make money off advertising OTA. They would need to sign exclusive deals that pay them through the nose to make it worthwhile to shut down OTA broadcasts.

And you think NBC will be OTA once Comcast buys them?
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LeftOfSanity
People Suck.

join:2005-11-06
Dover, DE
said by Rob:

And you think NBC will be OTA once Comcast buys them?

Do you really think it won't?


Rob
In Deo speramus.
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said by LeftOfSanity:

said by Rob:

And you think NBC will be OTA once Comcast buys them?

Do you really think it won't?

Let's wait and see then.
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pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
Premium
join:2002-05-02
Mount Airy, MD
reply to Nightfall
said by Nightfall:

If you are still thinking about dropping cable TV, then call Comcast and say you are disconnecting your service. They will give you an incentive to stay. Ask my parents and the dozens of others who call into comcast every 6 months. My parents haven't paid full price for Comcast service in over 5 years.

This seems to be market-specific. A lot of people I know who've tried it actually had Comcast call their bluffs.
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Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews:
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·Callcentric
said by pnh102:

said by Nightfall:

If you are still thinking about dropping cable TV, then call Comcast and say you are disconnecting your service. They will give you an incentive to stay. Ask my parents and the dozens of others who call into comcast every 6 months. My parents haven't paid full price for Comcast service in over 5 years.

This seems to be market-specific. A lot of people I know who've tried it actually had Comcast call their bluffs.

Actually, its customer care specific. Comcast calls your bluff, make your disconnect date 2 weeks out because "your satellite dish will be installed then". Call back next day, get a new rep, try again.
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My domain - Nightfall.net


Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews:
·ooma
·Comcast
·Callcentric

1 recommendation

reply to Rob
said by Rob:

said by LeftOfSanity:

said by Rob:

And you think NBC will be OTA once Comcast buys them?

Do you really think it won't?

Let's wait and see then.

OTA isn't going anywhere. Anyone stating otherwise really is "chicken little". There is no evidence it will be disappearing.
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My domain - Nightfall.net


FFH5
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
reply to pnh102
said by pnh102:

said by Nightfall:

If you are still thinking about dropping cable TV, then call Comcast and say you are disconnecting your service. They will give you an incentive to stay. Ask my parents and the dozens of others who call into comcast every 6 months. My parents haven't paid full price for Comcast service in over 5 years.

This seems to be market-specific. A lot of people I know who've tried it actually had Comcast call their bluffs.

The I'll quit and go elsewhere only works where Comcast knows the customer has viable cost effective alternatives like Verizon Fios. If your options are 1.5 mbps DSL & DirecTV, they are liable to call your bluff.

moonpuppy

join:2000-08-21
Glen Burnie, MD
reply to Nightfall
said by Nightfall:

If you are still thinking about dropping cable TV, then call Comcast and say you are disconnecting your service. They will give you an incentive to stay. Ask my parents and the dozens of others who call into comcast every 6 months. My parents haven't paid full price for Comcast service in over 5 years.

Not in my case. They told me if I left then that's your prerogative. It wasn't until I actually cancelled service that they called me asking why I left.


hui

@comcast.net
reply to Nightfall
1080p is better


Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
said by hui :

1080p is better

No one is broadcasting in 1080p except for a few On Demand movie channels.
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Chiyo
Save Me Konata-Chan
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join:2003-02-20
Charlotte, NC
kudos:1
reply to Rob
Do you have any sources on that? Would be a very interesting read.