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When did you first get cable TV (non OTA)?
Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:25 PM
Wife had "bootleg cable" when she moved into an apartment at KU.
Most of the first 2-3 years out of college - I didn't even OWN a TV, then got a 12 inch B/W (which still works with a converter box) which I used OTA. When we moved to an apartment in Jacksonville Fl - we did have cable, as well as the condo in Reston VA (there was no TV at all in the building without it).
Wife had cable in her apartment here. and we kept it for awhile when we moved into this house until we got Dish in Oct 2000 and locals became available later, then we dropped TWC like a hot potatoe (36 channel system at the time, and Dish was already beating it). Been OTA / Dish ever since.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:31 PM
When I transferred to Bakersfield in 1985 we were amazed that the area had underground utilities including cable. Time-Warner it was.
Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:46 PM
Enjoying AT 250 HBO,
Equipment: VIP 722 reciever
Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:28 AM
Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:32 PM
Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:04 AM
We had Cablevision Industries (CVI) in Monticello, NY. The channels were..
2 - WCBS (CBS) New York, NY
3 - Home Box Office
4 - WNBC (NBC) New York, NY
5 - WNEW (Ind. / Metromedia Television) New York, NY
6 - Local (Reuters News printed on screen / Stock prices scroll and some pictures)
7 - WABC (ABC) New York, NY
8 - WNEP (ABC) Scranton, PA
9 - WOR (Ind. / RKO Television) New York, NY
10- WBRE (NBC) Wilkes-Barre, PA
11- WPIX (Ind.) New York, NY
12- WDAU (CBS) Scranton, PA
13- WNET (PBS) Newark, NJ
The cost was $9.95 for everything except that HBO was an extra $9.95 for total monthly bill of $19.90. More channels using a set top box were added in October 1979 but that is the start of a very long story.
Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:54 AM
Olevia 42" HD
Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:11 PM
Moved to very rural house on a lake, eventually a cable company that serves that type of area came in.
Moved into the city, cable again.
Got a bonus and NFL Sunday Ticket Launched on BUD. Had one as quickly as I could get it in. (DIRECTV didn't have NFL ST yet, looked very closely.)
Dad and I both moved about the same time beginning 1998. Him into a new rural house in WI, me to Phoenix. Caught a fantastic deal on 2nd gen panny DIRECTV receiver/dish combos for both of us. Been DIRECTV ever since.
My real treasures: 5 Grandchildren - S, D, M, M, C ; Now 5! Great-Grandtibbers - B, H, J, A, and M (Born 7/31/2011)
Posted 27 May 2010 - 02:35 PM
FirstGot a bonus and NFL Sunday Ticket Launched on BUD. Had one as quickly as I could get it in. (DIRECTV didn't have NFL ST yet, looked very closely.)
There was a very small window where DirecTV didn't have ST. I got it sometime in October/November 1994. Paid for a partial season.
Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:36 PM
Posted 30 May 2010 - 10:11 PM
Time Warner Cable TV
Either late 60's or early 70's
Paid for basic, but if you went to the roof, you could remove the filter and get MSG.
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