[mythtv-users] Comcast Fall attack

coffee177 coffee177 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 6 03:59:18 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 20:44 -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> coffee177 wrote:
> > 
> > I called and was transferred to the wrong area the first time.   It was
> > a girl that services the Georgia area.  She told me the price of digital
> > was $49.99 so I should switch now.  After discovering that I was not in
> > the area she serviced she said I would have a different price in Indiana
> > so the price she gave me was wrong for my area.  Another unfair thing,
> > the price is so different depending on what area you live in.  Ours is
> > $69.99 for the same thing."
> Much as I hate to admit it, there may be some justification for the
> differing fees. Different cities might have different franchise fees,
> costs such as pole rental might be different, insurance on vehicles will
> differ, labor costs vary, power costs (trunk amps draw power) are
> different, construction standards vary (burial depth requirements might
> be different (have to be below frost line in some places), one area
> might use flush-mount vaults while another might use pedestals etc.),
> insurance costs might be different - I'm sure you can think of other
> factors.
> Some markets might have requirements to build, staff and operate public
> access facilities, which are ultimately paid for by subscribers. Some
> systems might have to lease duct space. The cost of buildings for
> headends etc. will vary, passings per mile of plant will be different,
> anticipated percentage of passings that will subscribe will vary...
> > 
> > Now, Ive got an analog tuner (pvr150) and Ill probably be switching
> > soon. We are kinda limited here in Indiana. Wondering what my options
> > are? 
> > 
> > Anyone have comcast and using mythtv digital? Are there alot of channels
> > or are they all encrypted?
> > 
> > Being a comcast customer is so depressing...
> That I agree with 100%, having had to deal with them when I lived in New
> Jersey.
> I swear, If I saw one more promo welcoming me to the "Comcast Family" I
> was going to scream.
> Considered satellite ??
> beww
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yes, I have. But Im not all familiar with it. Are all the channels
scrambled? Or do they have a basic lineup that isnt scrambled?

Id like to keep the speed of the comcast internet connection. Nothing
else really around here.


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