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New Charter Ad - What a joke.

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Tyralak, Feb 27, 2004.

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  1. Tyralak

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    Yeah, I've seen that one too. It shows Akroyd showing up in some kind of "Dish Partol" van trying to "save" someone from the "evils" of satellite. He adds up all the "hidden fees" and convinces the guy to not subscribe to satellite. Funny, those same "hidden fees" that Akroyd adds up, are the same ones Charter charges, and Charter charges MORE. Talk about chutzpah.
     
  2. Jacob S

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    Adelphia cable around here = 22 channels. No Weather Channel, No CNN Headline News, Sci-Fi, No TVLand, No FX, No GameShow Network, No MTV, No VH-1, No CMT, No TechTV, No Cartoon Network, No LifeTime, No A&E, No History Channel, No ESPN, No GAC, No TLC, No Fox News, only ONE HBO for a premium movie channel available that they want about $15 for, thats it thats all thats it. All analog. They want like $35 to add or disconnect the one HBO channel.

    Heck they didnt even have TNT, USA, Nick, Disney, Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, among others until just a few years ago. I remember when PrimeStar added those back in 1995 themselves.
     
  3. Steve Mehs

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    So if you take the 7 channels you mentioned, add locals you have the majority of the channels on able in your area? Yikes! I thought TW around here was bad
     
  4. Mark Holtz

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    No wonder the people who ran Adelphia are in big trouble. And ouch on the lineup. Even my local cable system was better.

    I would like to see the folks at "only cable can" explain this away. :D
     
  5. Tyralak

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    You've got Comcrap in your area, right? What part of Sac are you in?
     
  6. TonyM

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    Jacob
    The town near where I live (there's no cable within 15-20 miles to me) got ya beat

    Analog....14 channels...yes, 14 channels
    TNT, CNN, WGN, TBS, FAM, ESPN, DISC, FSN, USA
    Mpls NBC
    Mpls CBS
    Duluth ABC
    Brainerd PBS
    and...FOXNET..I didnt think anybody carried that anymore.

    gee...I wonder why the whole area has dishes on the roof...and on the ground...C-Band
     
  7. moedog

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    My local cable system has 25 channels. 2 ABC, CBS, NBC, 2PBS, local PAX, FOX. Actually when I say "local" I mean 115 miles away. ALso, ESPN1, USA, Family, CNN, CMT, Spike, AMC, TBN, Home Shopping, Weather Channel, Disney, TBS, TNT, Outdoor, HBO, Showtime, maybe a few more. Fortunately, no Faux News. Cost-$19.85 for basic. The system is operated by the local telephone co-op, who takes great pride in the system and works hard to keep the 1950s system good quality. It reaches into many very rural areas--in many places, the wire only passes one or two homes per mile. They have passed on doing upgrades to fiber so far because they want to keep the service affordable to the elderly and low income. No cable means no TV to these households since OTA is not viable. I hated to disconnect my cable when LIL came in last year. I did keep a $6 a month FM service that they offer (about 30 stations). Some people here have resisted going to Dish, even though they greatly desire more and clearer channels, because of loyalty to our home grown cable. THere are often two sides to a story.
     
  8. Nick

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    Hey! Watch it Sam! :box: Be careful tossing around those broad generalizations. The old guy dwelling in this apartment, namely me, sure as hell doesn't fit your stale old stereotype.

    FYI, this "old" fart has Dish AEP+HD, cable, a 16:9 widescreen HDTV, 2 DVRs, DD5.1 surround and enough remotes to confound a rocket scientist. I just had my set ISF'd last Friday by Gregg Loewen, and I'm looking at Voom's new deal for more HD content.

    My neighbors, who are in their 80's have Dish500+cable and two TVs in their living room - one for regular programming - they like to watch comedies a lot - and the other TV for watching their investments on continuous stock market crawls on Bloomberg. These mentally-sharp "old" folks can actually laugh :lol: and cry :icon_cry: at the same time!

    So stop and think first before you mentally put we "old" folks in a rocking chair and cover us with a ratty old shawl. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go to my senior citizen 'Self-Defense Using Your Cane' martial arts class down at the "Y". :bonk1:

    :icon_da:
     
  9. garypen

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    Wow! Your entire Social Security check must go to your cable and satellite bills.
     
  10. Nick

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    Did I mention the new KVH Tracvision low-profile mobile satellite array discreetly mounted on the roof of
    the Navigator?
     
  11. garypen

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    Navigator, huh? I correct my previous statement. Your entire Social Security check must go to your gasoline bill.
     
  12. ypsiguy

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    Man, Jacob. Your city must look like a dish farm. Maybe there is a cable system worse than Comcrap.
     
  13. garypen

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    Why does everyone keep saying "Comcrap"? It's "Crapcast", fer cryin' out loud.
     
  14. moedog

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    Adelphia offers 70 analog and about 150 digital channels on their systems in the Shenadoah Valley of VA (about 40 miles from here), and has for several years, as well as Powerlink. Previous to that they had about 60 analog channels. I say this just to contrast with what Jacob said above. In the 90s, I subscribed to Adelphia in SC--we also had 60 channels then. People that think cable will roll over and die or just cater to people that don't watch much TV are sadly mistaken. Already, sharp operators such as TIme Warner are giving satelite a run for their money, with many more channels, HDTV, and comparable or better quality reception. Sat would have been more competive with cable if D* and E* had been allowed to merge. Of course, that was never going to happen since the FCC knew Rupert wanted Direct and they wanted to deliver it to him. If the two sats had been allowed to merge, we would now have almost all locals available, less compression on existing channels, and more HDTV. Having two completely separate Sat services makes about as much sense as having two cable companies serve a given area. It makes no economic sense. Ah! The power of politics!
     
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