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Cable beats satellite again

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Unlucky, Jun 17, 2004.

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  1. Unlucky

    Unlucky Guest

  2. pez2002

    pez2002 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 13, 2002
    Oh why are you even bashing DBS you troll \

    can the People that run this site Block out the guest Thing make these people register
  3. Un-lucky

    Un-lucky Guest

    I'm not..I just find this concept completely rediculous
  4. 88fan

    88fan Legend

    Jan 22, 2004
    If you have to resort to online dating.......well I'll leave the rest to everyone else......cough(loser)cough.....
  5. SAEMike

    SAEMike Banned User

    May 29, 2004
    This thread is a good argument for not allowing guests to post.
  6. pez2002

    pez2002 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 13, 2002

    I agree
  7. GutBomb

    GutBomb Godfather

    Jun 17, 2004
    online dating is not neccisarily something for the desparate. I met my wife on an online matching service. Best thing I ever did. Neither of us are hideous, we both just hate bars and had no other place to meet people.
  8. durl

    durl Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2003
    I guess this article can also show that cable can't compete with satellite when it comes to programming, technology, etc., so they have to try to hook people up just to get customers. I'll stick with the dish.
  9. ayalbaram

    ayalbaram Legend

    Aug 4, 2003
    how pathetic now you can find a date from your couch using your remote
  10. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    I don't think what he posted was all that bad. Yes, the title of the thread is troll like behavior but I've seen worse.

    To Unlucky, I've seen you post several times now as a guest. Why don't you just register? It's very easy. :)

    BTW Pez, congrats on your upcoming purchase of XM. You will love it!
  11. RichW

    RichW Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 29, 2002
    Will they be changing the name to PimpCast?
  12. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Unlucky has been around for a while. His posts are usually innocuous and since he seems to have such an interest in satellite tv, like Chris, I'm not sure why he doesn't just go ahead and register. I also don't kow why his pro-cable posts upset some of you so much.

    It's not like he's questioning your manhood, or is it?

    So then, what some of you are saying is to limit the likelyhood of having to read posts with which you may disgree, you would rather restrict the ability of guests who visit this site to post without the requirement of registration?

    Frankly, anyone who comes here saying cable is superior to DBS is just trolling and you guys jumped at the bait.

    Next time, remember, don't feed the trolls
  13. Un-lucky

    Un-lucky Guest

    It was meant to be a sarcastic anticable post..I thought the whole concept was ridiculous...sorry
  14. jpoklop

    jpoklop AllStar

    Jan 20, 2004
    I think new features which makes cable more competitive is a good thing. The more people are tempted to become cable customers, the harder the dbs providers will have to work to keep us.
  15. amit5roy5

    amit5roy5 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Mar 3, 2004
    Cable usually comes out with the new ideas, and when D* and E* realize that it is attracting more customers, they will lauch it, too.
  16. Mike Richardson

    Mike Richardson Banned User

    Jun 12, 2003
    It seems like Philadelphia is some kind of multichannel provider war zone. For example, Comcast is suppressing their Philly sports channel from DISH by sending it via fiber feed which is a loophole to some law that states you have to share channels distributed via satellite. They also installed on demand and HDTV in that market earlier than other markets. For the longest time DISH Network had some kind of special pre-SuperDish that looked at 129 to access some Philly locals. (They phased it out though and put the channels on 61.5.)
  17. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Uh-uh! :nono:

    I don't know what you're smoking in CA dude, but cable has been the one playing catch-up to DBS, which was first with the DVR, HD, sports & special event packages, out-of-market locals, distant locals and PPV. It was the threat (and reality) of losing (not loosing) millions of subs to DBS that woke up the cable industry.
  18. catman

    catman Godfather

    Jun 27, 2002
    Your all forgetting WHY DBS was created in the first place . So cable would have a rival . Cable thinks it can do as pleased .
  19. waydwolf

    waydwolf Icon

    Feb 2, 2003
    I still get more channels on Cox Digital Cable than either DirecTV OR Dish Network offer, I get phone service cheaper than the incumbent phone company offers, and I get higher speed Internet than either DirecWay or Starband can ever do. I also have HD locals already and will have PVR and interactive video on demand very shortly. Cable has nearly infinitely more bandwidth than DBS ever can.

    AND I need never worry about the dreaded No Line of Sight anywhere I move in Cox territory.

    I may install Dish and care about the quality of work done during those installs by myself and my fellows, but that doesn't mean I think it's naturally better. I do it because it makes money. Like any other job.
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