·Time Warner Cable
| |I strongly suspect that it was the straw that broke the camel's back for a lot of folks. In my neighborhood, pretty much any of TWC's competitors have better equipment, and offer a much better TV experience as a result. Losing access to favorite shows is just enough to get people that were on the fence, off of it.
We can thank the sheeple in TWC markets for our increased bills in the future!
It's just laziness/stupidity. Cable platforms should be able to mop the floor with U-verse and satellite providers. They have all of that capacity on tap. They could offer a fast, netflix-like experience for VOD and high quality HD linear channels. Instead we get a bad, slow VOD interface, 3 MPEG-2 QAMs shoved into one channel, on a clunky set top box running 2003-era guide software. And god help you if you have more than one TV that you want DVR capabilities on, you will pay dearly.
So, it doesn't come as much surprise that they announce the "Max" initiative. They're starting to see their deficiencies, but I'm not very hopeful that they'll deliver.