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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:58 PM
Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:31 PM
and Gus, the 22# Wonder Cat
E* since ‘96
Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:04 PM
Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:13 PM
I thought I was in heaven when i moved to Fairfax, VA. They told me that they had 120 channels of course they did not tell me that 24 had no programming and that channels 61-120 (icluding WTBS, ESPN and several other basic channels) were scrambled, or that I had to rent not only their box but also the remote at $1.00 a month.
Boy I hated my cable companies.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 05:33 AM
1976. Time-Warner Cable, Nashua NH. *TWELVE* channels! How cool was THAT! We even got 'backup' versions of the networks because our system was allowed to bring in not only Boston, but channels 10 (WJAR) & 12 (WPRI) from Providence RI - WMUR from Manchester NH was a backup for Boston's WCVB. But the big thing is those pre-HBO days (I think HBO and the 36-channel version of the system showed up around '79 or so) was CKSH - Channel 9 from Sherbrooke, Quebec - in French (Nashua had a lot of old French immigrants). The carried the Olympics and Expos baseball among other things as an SRC (CBC's French version) affiliate.
But it was at night - after minight - when the 'adult' stuff would play, unscrambled for any late-night eyes to see. EVERY kid in school knew about that...
Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:28 AM
compelling enuff to add to the Dish lineup if it's still around?
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Posted 13 October 2006 - 07:03 AM
Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:39 AM
The first "CATV" system was too long ago to remember all of the details but it was true community antenna. Just the locals from many miles away being repeated via cable. Of course that was in the age before satellites were used for cable.
I've got one of those old cable cards somewhere from the early 80's ... which box, I don't know.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:05 AM