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Is Comcast on crack?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SParker, Dec 8, 2007.

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  1. AlbertZeroK

    AlbertZeroK Icon

    Jan 28, 2006
    Fuzzy math or not, I'm pretty sure as I look at my HD DVD and Blu-Ray collection, I know why I have $0.35 in my checking account at the end of the month! :)

    Anyways, Comcast isn't an option around here. But the company I work for rents houses and appartments all over for our people to stay in during 1 year contracts. I love calling in for the first year super reduced rate - we never see that second year, we're gone by then!
  2. Upstream

    Upstream Hall Of Fame

    Jul 4, 2006
    I thought the Yule Log post was a joke, and I was going to commend Narcolept for his biting satire. Then I noticed that there was a link at the bottom of the page, and Comcast is serious about this.

  3. narcolept

    narcolept Godfather

    Mar 1, 2007
    I only wish it was my biting satire. :D

    Unfortunately, Comcast one upped me with theirs :rolleyes:
  4. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Maybe because WPIX invented it?
  5. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Yeah, I have Comcast and while it is nice that they have HD VOD (DirecTV will have it soon, I hope) they have no where near 200 programs (even counting the HD for Starz, Showtime, Encore). Maybe 50 if you have all the premiums.

    But it was odd that they showed CHANNELS on the commercial rather than PROGRAMS.
  6. saleen351

    saleen351 Godfather

    Mar 28, 2006
    Direct tvs VOD is an embarrassment. Doubt the avg person is going to use the service. I know I won't, I signed up for a sat company, NOT AN INTERNET/CABLE COMPANY!
  7. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Comcast may have over 210 programs in HD (in Philadelphia, BTW) every hour compared to DIRECTVs say .. 100 .. but how about the next hour, etc etc. what about a week later after you've sat there and watched every HD program available in HD on Comcast .. What do you have in HD left that you haven't seen .. (you don't get to sleep on this trial :lol:) .. you'd have oh .. 10 programs per hour to choose from compared to DIRECTVs .. oh, say 70 ..

    Comcast has NOTHING on DIRECTV or DishNetwork. Cable will need to move to the next technology line to catch up.
  8. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    I signed up for video programming delivery. :) I don't care how they deliver, just that they continue to deliver in the great fashion they do today, IMHO.

    And DIRECTV will be delivering some DoD content via satellite too.

    Remember, this is a Beta, only a Beta. If this were the real DoD, we'd be seeing lots more advertising for it. :D

    Happy Holidays!
  9. SoCool

    SoCool Godfather

    Feb 16, 2007
    South West...
    I remember that one! Along with Officer Joe Bolton!
  10. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    That is a good point. They do change the stuff a bit every week but it pretty much stays the same over the course of a month or so.

    I kind of liked it (still have Comcast in the house as well as DirecTV) but I decided it wasn't worth all the much to me since DirecTV activated D10. Before that, I might watch about 4 hours of HD off Comcast VOD per week. Since, maybe 4 hours total. So, I decided that the loss of VOD wasn't a big thing and I hate the Comcast DVR (SA8300) so I bought an HD Tivo for my cable hookup. I'll save a few bucks and actually make use of the cable connection I have because I do like the internet service.
  11. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    I get the movie channels. I don't have any sports packages.

    So, with the 5 RSNs* I get and not counting the PPV/VOD channels, I have 62 HD channels that I can watch.

    64 if you count the 2 OTA stations I get.

    Nobody but Directv can give me 62+ HD channels and not count the PPV, VOD, & out of area RSNs(at least not yet).

    So, let 'em say what they want...just SHOW ME THE CHANNELS! :)


  12. Cable Lover

    Cable Lover Legend

    Jun 19, 2007
    Dude, you bes breakin it down!!!:eek:
  13. narcolept

    narcolept Godfather

    Mar 1, 2007
    I'm not sure if this is a clever shtick you invented or something, but after looking at your previous posts:


    It seems to be.. However, I'm not sure what value it adds to this thread, or the forum in general.
  14. shendley

    shendley Hall Of Fame

    Nov 27, 2005
    I noticed the reference to Philadelphia as well. Did they pack their HD VOD offerings in Philly just for this commercial?

  15. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    I can't believe there's yet another of these threads running, and I really can't believe that Mr. Parker started it! :D
  16. jpl

    jpl Hall Of Fame

    Jul 9, 2006
    I'm not sure why everyone thinks that Comcast focuses all of their energies and innovations in the Philly area. I know their HQ is in Philly, but trust me this area has not been the main focus for Comcast - it wasn't until competition came into this area that Comcast started to get serious about rolling out additional services. I've said this before, I've never seen another company so reviled in its own backyard. They're HATED around here - by just about everyone (there are a couple of Comcast fans, but even most people I know who have them only tolerate them).

    Friends of mine in VA couldn't understand that. They couldn't understand why Comcast was so hated around here. One of these friends had Comcast in VA - and he really liked their service. Then we started comparing services (I was with Comcast at the time) - including things like channel line-ups, and cost, and I could see why Comcast was liked in his area. He was paying a little more than I was, but was getting a hell of alot more for it - I had just standard (analog-only) service, and I was paying nearly as much as he was, and he had their digital service. They had better service, better prices, and more options. The reason for it: competition. VA (at least where he lives) has had cable competition for years, and there were 3 separate service vying for his business.

    Case in point - a co-worker switched from Comcast to Verizon FiOS - and was a Verizon customer for all of about 30 minutes. After placing his order with FiOS, he called Comcast to let them know that he was cancelling (I don't know why you would cancel one service BEFORE getting installed with the second, but that's neither here nor there). Comcast immediately slashed his bill - undercutting Verizon by 10%, and they added a bunch of premiums for him, for free for a period of time (6 months or a year, I can't remember which), so he stayed with Comcast. It's amazing what a little healthy competition can do :)
  17. man_rob

    man_rob Hall Of Fame

    Feb 21, 2007
    I'm guessing English isn't your first language? That you love cable is fine, but I have to wonder why, if cable is soooo wonderful, why is it that you always resort to trolling? Rather than putting out a competent, compelling arguments to defend your position, you just put out adolescent, nonsensical posts. If anything, you are pushing people away from your point of view, not convincing them that you are right. My guess is that your trolling is out of envy.
  18. GutBomb

    GutBomb Godfather

    Jun 17, 2004
    people troll for attention. you're giving it to him.
  19. Radio Enginerd

    Radio Enginerd Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Technically HBO West is an additional channel. I have more of a problem with DNS (east and west) being counted.
  20. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

    Oct 16, 2006
    This is the biggest key for me. Sorry, but no amount of lame advertising is going to change my mind, when for D* this is only the beginning of what will become a HUGE chasm of distance in terms of content. A year from now, no one will be talking about this, no matter how the cable spin doctors try to play it.

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