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Bundle with CenturyLink, Lose adult programming

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ronsanjim, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    I'm not going to step into the morality/censorship discussion, but I will say that if CentruyLink, who is promoting the bundle, not disclose the fact that some channels are not available BEFORE the accounts are bundled, CenturyLink is acting dishonestly and customers should have a right to be upset and walk away from the deal without any penalty.
     
  2. Jacob Braun

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    Windstream does this with Dish Network. I always thought it was odd.
     
  3. darkpowrjd

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    Such censorship (yeah, that's what it is) should be the choice of the consumer that is purchasing the product. That is something that you bought, and it should be sold as is, with the only change being a warranty in case something doesn't work the way it should. The choice of whether or not a consumer can or cannot purchase ANYTHING ala carte should be the consumer, not the seller.

    If the service is available on the product, and the merchant decides to sell the product knowing of what's in it, then the consumer buys the product from said merchant, also knowing what's in it, then that should be the end of it. It doesn't matter what it is. Porn, a channel that isn't that appealing to the seller, whatever. Bottom line is that you bought it with that channel or service, and so you should be allowed to use it to its full potential.

    The fact that they don't even TELL you that they have done something that they shouldn't do in the first place only adds to the issue.

    The moral decision should be up to the consumer. It's not like the adult channels are forced on you (you have to buy them separately). Bottom line.
     
  4. pandafish

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    Is anyone positive it's for morality reasons? Could it be because Centurylink pays Directv and they don't want to be stuck with a huge bill if a subscriber racks up a lot of adult charges then doesn't pay?
     
  5. lokar

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    Interesting info, I bundle with CenturyLink and had not heard of this, but I haven't tried to get any adult programming either. I agree with TonyD79 that CenturyLink should not have anything to do with or care about which channels I get from DirecTV. What's next, they will say hockey is too violent? At a bare minimum, the consumer needs to be informed about this and I know I never was.
     
  6. SledgeHammer

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    If you don't buy it, then why do you care if its not available? :confused: :confused: :confused:

    BTW, the internet called, it wants you to look at its free porn instead of paying like $10/hr or whatever DTV is charging now for porn.
     
  7. Xizer

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    Free Internet porn is terrible unless you pirate it.

    You're not advocating piracy there now are you?
     
  8. wahooq

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    Not if you know where to look
     
  9. Justin23

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    Folks...it's not a moral decision, it's a monetary one. When a telco has joint billing with DIRECTV, if the customer cancels or doesn't pay their bill the telco assumes the debt of that customer. Adult programming (both monthly & PPV) is quite expensive so they are protecting themselves.
     
  10. Shades228

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    Sorry but this is not accurate.
     
  11. Jacob Braun

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    I'm not sure of the Centurylink/DirecTV agreement (I'll have to look into it) but with Dish/Windstream it is done under the guise that Windstream is a "family-friendly" company.
     
  12. Justin23

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    Which part do you feel is inaccurate? The telco assuming the debt, or CenturyLink restricting adult programming for a moral reason?
     
  13. Shades228

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    Telco's do not assume debt.
     
  14. SledgeHammer

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    Lolz. You really need to learn how to use the internet :D.
     
  15. SDimwit

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    I'm NOT a subscriber to any "adult" programming. If CenturyLink decides that they want to "ban" HBO from appearing on thier letterhead because there is nudity in Game of Thrones, or not allowing someone that bundles thru them to purchase the college game day package because they believe Penn State should have handled things differently, How many people would have an issue with that? It's easy to say "Well, it's just porn" and ignore the real issue that CenturyLink is attempting to force their morality on consumers so they won't have to offend someone in the mailroom by having them see the word "Playboy" on an invoice.
     
  16. JoeTheDragon

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    But doesn't directv make it so porn does not show up as porn / playboy or sexy house party ppv on the bill?
     
  17. SDimwit

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    I honestly wouldn't know.
     
  18. Shades228

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    Nope whatever is ordered is shown. There are groups of channels so if you order a group it will say the channel number and that it was a block of adult programming. There's no filter on the bill so that people know exactly what was ordered.
     
  19. Xizer

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    Son, as someone with 8 terabytes of high definition Internet porn currently stored on my 20 terabyte server, I can assure you that I am well aware of how to use the Internet.

    I was talking about those who have moral qualms with piracy for whatever reason. I don't, but I know that others do.

    Let me give you a little pro tip: 99% of that porn you watch on those crappy "tube" streaming sites is ripped straight off one of the subscription sites like Brazzers, Naughty America, etc. and uploaded without the permission of the studio.

    Whether it's pornography or mainstream media, copyright infringement is copyright infringement. For some reason people appear to be under the impression that all porn is meant to be free and is not protected by copyright.
     
  20. studechip

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    Actually, Brazzers owns many of the tube sites that you refer to.
     

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