Re: How about... A great idea, but it is not possible for those who live where slow dial up, very low speed and low quality DSL, expensive satellite, or expensive cellular are the only ISPs available. The OTA digital ATSC situation has left many with even worse signal reception than they had with OTA analog NTSC. So you end up with expensive satellite TV with bundles.
Re: It's like Breadsticks and Salad
said by horseathalt7:Thing is.... the endless ads channels often pay the cable/satellite subscriber to be seen. Just as religious channels do. So you won't be able to get rid of those, and you will end up with a lineup that consists of 30 of the channels you want, PLUS those 50 crap home shopping, infomercial, and religious channels.
I'm willing to pay more for quality, but I will not pay
ANYTHING for crap and endless ads.
And the 30 channels you want, probably will cost you about the same (if not more) as the 150 channels that include all the smaller sub channels that only few watch.
A-la-carte is a nice idea from the consumer point of view, but cable companies will make SURE they rake in the same amount of money, if not more. So maybe you can now choose, but you won't save money.
Most cable and satellite boxes allow you to setup parenting rules, and hide channels from the lineup and guide..... you can use that to your advantage and hide all the channels you don't want to watch. Probably cheaper then demanding a-la-carte, and it will have the same effect.
"I reject your reality and substitute my own!"
said by RWSI:Hey, RWSI,
The Cable TV does not know me or what I want. I will never sign up with them again until they give
me what I want.
The one size option is a bad business model for any positive growth
Tell that to that moron CEO of Charter where we only have 2 tiers of internet speeds to choose from now a days!
The Firefox alternative.
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