Look beyond the initial offering and find what you will have to pay long
term. I'm with Comcast and when initial offers expire you can
renegotiate and get their current initial offers. Verizon fios will not
With satellite, I understand signal fades in stormy weather and their
internet is not good.
Best? There is no best. They all give you a jillion stations most of which
no one in their right mind ever watches and all of which are loaded to the
gills wih commercials. And at an inflated price *because* they are giving
you all that junk.
Why can't we pay a basic fee for service and then pick and choose the
channels we want?
Here in AZ with cox cable, they encrypt everything that isn't
available over the air. I don't want to rent their shitty DVR. I've
connected my DVR to record OTA and now just have analog cable. It's
ironic how the snowy channels are only what I get over the cable.
Why can't you use a DVR like TIVO with the cable box? TIVO uses an
IR transmitter to change the channel on the cable box, so it works
just fine. TIVO is the best I've seen and far superior to the crappy
recorder that Cablevision offers. I'm wondering if TIVO has some
patents that prevent others from implementing a similar interface,
channel guide and capability? Otherwise, yoo would think the other
companies would have fixed their crap by now.
Likely you can record SD not HD. They can instantly stop you from doing
it by encrypting the content. Don't expect things to get better because
the hollywood types are big liberals and tell Obama what they want.
Pretty much. Greedy people aren't unique. One of the worst places I was
ever employed used to be decent until a big time liberal (one of
Clintons golf buddies) bought it. We turned a decent buck over to the
previous owner and it was a great place to work.
One of the first things the new owner did is try to save money by
bullying folks who had health issues/personal issues "on paper".
Meaning suppose someone had a health problem and a was an asset to the
company and they needed to take time off for treatments etc we simply
covered for them. The new owner issued a ruling than we couldn't do that
and anyone with such absences needed to be thrown under the bus. Same
was true of caregivers. We had a couple really good workers who were
caring for elderly parents etc and would sometimes need to leave for a
short time during the day etc. We had to throw them under the bus. Then
the proclamation was made that there were no more sick days. Taking time
off for sickness was a really bad thing. Next our average health
insurance plan was diluted to almost worthless to save money.
Previously folks on salary would work as much as necessary during a big
project. New owner demanded we needed to throw 20% of the employees
under the bus no mater what and everyone had to work a minimum of two
extra hours each day for free and also come in on Saturday for free.
Soon that was extended to mandatory Sundays for free.
I reported to our VP who was often invited to lavish decadent no money
spared parties in NYC hosted by the new owner.
Eventually it all imploded. Folks (including me) couldn't stand working
for the greedy POS and they left. A few years later I heard there were
some sizable awards made to the various folks who were bullied because
of health and family problems.
The best choice is none.
The (entertainment) "news" they put on is propagandized disinformation that
will lower your knowledge of the world.
The "entertainment" they put on is offal heavily laced with pro-gay
messages. Do you want your kids watching that?
The advertising is even stupider and more offensove than what's on
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