I got rid of cable a year or so ago. Actually, cable got rid of me. I was leaching off someone else's cable subscription and when he dropped cable, I chose not to pay the bill myself. I am lucky to be in overlapping major DMAs, Washington, DC and Baltimore, so I get all the "rerun" subchannels except RTV, if that is what they still are calling it, and I get five different non-profit TV stations including 12 MegaHertz subchannels, so all I'm missing that I might care about is ESPN. One thing that does bother me, however, is that when I am looking for reruns late at night and early in the morning, a slew of the shows are fairly modern reruns of shows that I never watched first run and that use the annoying, shaky, hand held camera operation. And not only is the panning and reaiming unstable, they use jerky zoom-ins and zoom-outs that occur mid-sentence and are done by camera operators who are so uncoordinated that when they zoom, they jerk the camera off-line and back, and overzoom and then back off. The first show that I remember trying to watch first run that was shot this way was "The Shield". I never made it through a single episode, even though I was partial to it because I had enjoyed Michael Chickless in The Commish. What exactly is that kind of ham-fisted camera operating supposed to accomplish? It has to be done on purpose, but what is the purpose? And for that matter, when a camera is crudely zoomed in and jerked off centering for an instant, isn't that lateral jerking fake? I mean, isn't zooming done electronically now, rather than by twisting the lens mount?