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by Revcb 07:09AM Tuesday Jan 24 2012

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88615298
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Cox launches $35 monthly 'TV Economy' programming packages

Cox Communications is quietly rolling out low-cost programming packages called "TV Economy," which offer subscribers access to about 20 expanded basic cable networks such as Discovery Channel, E! and Nickelodeon, in addition to local broadcast channels.

ESPN and regional sports networks are not included in the low-cost programming package.


Then it's pretty much DOA. These companies don't have any actual deseire to give customers what they really want.

swhitney2003
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Re: Cox launches $35 monthly 'TV Economy' programming packages

If I subscribed to a TV package this would be ideal for me. I do not care about sports. I'm sure others would love a lower cable bill even though they lose ESPN.

88615298
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Re: Cox launches $35 monthly 'TV Economy' programming packages

said by swhitney2003:

If I subscribed to a TV package this would be ideal for me. I do not care about sports. I'm sure others would love a lower cable bill even though they lose ESPN.

Compared to what you could get from DishNetwork or DirecTv at regular price it's not that great.

swhitney2003
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Re: Cox launches $35 monthly 'TV Economy' programming packages

said by 88615298:

Compared to what you could get from DishNetwork or DirecTv at regular price it's not that great.

For me the value of paying more to get more channels is not there. I'd end up watching the same channels but have the luxury of paying a premium for channels I would not watch. If I could get all the channels I cared about for $35/mo I see no reason to pay more for unwanted channels.

I used to get limited basic from Comcast, then they upped the monthly fee from $18 to $21, and of last month $21 to $24. That had no value anymore, not even with the bundling discount with internet.

88615298
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Re: Cox launches $35 monthly 'TV Economy' programming packages

said by swhitney2003:

said by 88615298:

Compared to what you could get from DishNetwork or DirecTv at regular price it's not that great.

For me the value of paying more to get more channels is not there.

I don't think you understood what I said. Go look at what you can get for $35 at DirecTv and DishNetwork. Even cheaper than $35 and compare that to Cox. Cox's deal isnt such a deal.

swhitney2003
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Re: Cox launches $35 monthly 'TV Economy' programming packages

I've only looked at DirecTv but their base package is ~$61/mo. Promo price is ~$30/mo. Not exactly the same thing.
WA_Resident

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Re: Cox launches $35 monthly 'TV Economy' programming packages

With Dish Network i can get the "Welcome Pack" for $14.99 which includes the locals and a few other basic channels such as AMC, Bloomberg, Comedy Central, etc.

There's also a $20 spanish package which includes your local channels plus Playboy en espanol.
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Judge: Americans can be forced to decrypt their laptops

I'd put good money that this will be overturned. I think the fifth amendment is clear:

...nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself...




If by decrypting the laptop we divulge incriminating evidence, then we become a witness against ourselves. If the authorities want the information, it's up to them to decrypt it. This is no different than someone stealing money and burying it who knows where. If it's something cannot be accessed by the authorities and only we know how to access it, how is that NOT the same as keeping a secret in your brain?

I do understand the authorities position. They have a lot of circumstantial evidence that someone is guilty and the information contained on the suspect's encrypted electronic device might make or break a case. (Don't want to make this about downloading copyrighted material but that would be one example.) However, the constitution seems clear. This isn't Mexico where you are assumed guilty until proven innocent.

It never ceases to amaze me how the idiot courts rule on crap like this. Someone thinks they have found precedence by stretching it to fit the current case.

This guy sounds like a real Judge Judy and that's exactly where the citizens of Colorado should tell him to get his next job.

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Re: Judge: Americans can be forced to decrypt their laptops

I think the fifth amendment is quite clear on this subject too:

...nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself...

Obviously this judge does not grasp this subject as it applies to this case. If memory serves me, he seems to have issues with technology and how the laws apply on many occasions. He needs to be removed from the bench and quickly.

I agree with you that after proper warrants have been issued, "law enforcement" has the right to try and decrypt the drive, but at no time can a "legal entity" compel someone to decrypt their drive.
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jseymour

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"Consumer Watchdog?"

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...Consumer Watchdog, an independent consumer rights organization that has in the past worked with Microsoft...
I can't believe anybody could possibly write or say that with a straight face.

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

new wireless radio chip in phone 5 /ipad 3?

interesting...