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reply to kevinds

Re: Basic cable - rep say digital box required... Huh?

I don't know for Shaw, but a lot of cable companies won't offer analog cable anymore for new customers. Analog cable is still available on there cable plant, but a customer with extended analog service who wants to downgrade to basic service can't, cause analog basic service isn't for sale anymore, he have to subscribe to a digital package. New customers can't subscribe to analog either.

The goal is to tranfer a maximum of analog only customers to digital, so it will be easier for the company when they will stop analog broadcast on their cable plant, cause most of their customers will already use digital cable, less fees for the company (less cable box to give for free to analog only customers).


analog andy

join:2005-01-03
Surrey, BC

Well that's kind of weird as someone people just feel ripped off not being able to downgrade unless they take a box. If the analog is still there I don't need a box or want to pay the $3+ for other boxes.

I'd have to be paying $50+ for poor ass basic cable. At that rate in the long run its cheaper to buy/build 4 OTA antennas, buy 3/4 WD live boxes, pay for the DNS service and pay for Netflix/Hulu/Etc...


kevinds
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Business internet, comes with the analog basic stations, for new customers too...

@analog andy, which speed of internet do you have?

You wouldn't need to pay for/buy 4 OTA antennas, one would do, and a 4 way splitter

But yes, the basic package still exists, but for some reason, you have to 'know someone' in order to get it...
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analog andy

join:2005-01-03
Surrey, BC

said by kevinds:

Business internet, comes with the analog basic stations, for new customers too...

@analog andy, which speed of internet do you have?

Sorry I don't have internet with SHAW anymore. I got rid of that two years ago as the lines in my house are old and instead of running a new line they just kept on giving me splitters. After the third guy came in to install a new line it was raining a little and I guess he didn't want to get wet so my daughter said he told her this yet another splitter will fix the signal issues. Well obviously nothing happened and the internet and digital cable would go down every 15 min. So I canceled the internet and returned the digital box next day.

You wouldn't need to pay for/buy 4 OTA antennas, one would do, and a 4 way splitter

Yah looks like I'll need a signal booster. I'll get that set up this weekend.