Cable provider adverising and viewer annoyance.

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    Dec 05, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    Got some interesting responses but.........really, complain to your cable company. If you don't watch tv or don't have cable your responses are nice but have no meaning. In the scheme of life this is small. on the other hand, in the scheme of life, this is annoying and I'd like the market to affect the product. So, if you think that the constant verbage in your viewing space is annoying, let your cable company know.

    So, are you fed up with the cable companies showing the television channel and the upcoming episode of some new show on your screen continuosly?!?!?! I sure am and I've let them know. We pay a lot of money to have channels available to us on cable, many of these channels I could do without!! Yet I have to pay to see this crap on my screen while I pay for watching it! Please complain to you cable company as I have and perhaps we can have a real free market approach to the product we purchase. You don't have to accept this!
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    Dec 05, 2012 9:29 AM GMT
    First world problems. icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    All I want is the Internet speed I pay for. I get about 3.8Mbps and I should get 30Mbps
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    Jan 08, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidFirst world problems. icon_eek.gif
    Ok you take on that one and I'll take on Comcast.
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    Jan 08, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    LOL. It's not just cable. Broadcast TV also. It's a trend that's been getting worse over the years. I think I saw one where the promo covered about a third of the lower part of the screen. TV is losing viewers to the internet, and they're getting desperate for eyeballs. Not much we can do to stop it, other than stop watching.
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:43 AM GMT
    xrichx saidLOL. It's not just cable. Broadcast TV also. It's a trend that's been getting worse over the years. I think I saw one where the promo covered about a third of the lower part of the screen. TV is losing viewers to the internet, and they're getting desperate for eyeballs. Not much we can do to stop it, other than stop watching.


    Hey man, I hear ya! Still, I have faith in free-market-responses. If it does bother you, you need to let your provider know. And not just once, but many times. I let them know about once a month now. I was told by Comcast that it was the individual program providers, such as The History Channel who had this control. Bullshit! If Comcast tells them it's customers will stop buying then they will change their ways. I am nrealy ready to cancel my subscription for television access. What I get for the money is awful, including 30 latin channels, 10 local cable access channels, shopping channels, etc. I counted all the channels that I acutally watch out of the 100+ I get for the money, and I only watch 6. The market can make a change is the market reacts.

    But I understand how you feel and your point of view. Still, no change can occur if we are silent.

    Thanks for taking a moment to read and comment. At least this keeps the conversation going.

    Be well!
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:05 AM GMT
    I haven't had TV since 2008. Problem solved.
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    Jan 10, 2013 8:13 AM GMT
    Narciso saidI haven't had TV since 2008. Problem solved.


    Amen!

    I love the internets and my Roku.
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    Jan 10, 2013 9:08 AM GMT
    I don't pay for TV either. High speed internet only.
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    Jan 22, 2013 9:09 AM GMT
    bluey2223 saidI don't pay for TV either. High speed internet only.


    Can you tell me more? Can you watch any cable or regular programs without paying for them?
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    Jan 22, 2013 9:12 AM GMT
    nicodegallo said
    Narciso saidI haven't had TV since 2008. Problem solved.


    Amen!

    I love the internets and my Roku.


    2men!
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    Jan 22, 2013 12:27 PM GMT
    I'm just sick of Comcast all around. We're paying way too much for too little. The lousy connection speeds to cable and internet are just two complaints. What really annoys me now is that on some OnDemand viewings I can't fast forward through commercials. So yeah, I'm sick of all the advertising being forced on me, so much so that we're closer than ever to just prunning whole thing down. Cancel the house phone, cancel everything but basic cable internet. We're watching more programming on Hulu and Netflix so that's an easier transition than Comcast cares to consider.
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    Jan 22, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
    berkco01 saidI'm just sick of Comcast all around. We're paying way too much for too little. The lousy connection speeds to cable and internet are just two complaints. What really annoys me now is that on some OnDemand viewings I can't fast forward through commercials. So yeah, I'm sick of all the advertising being forced on me, so much so that we're closer than ever to just prunning whole thing down. Cancel the house phone, cancel everything but basic cable internet. We're watching more programming on Hulu and Netflix so that's an easier transition than Comcast cares to consider.


    Comcast is absolutely the fucking worst. Almost as bad as TimeWarner. Fios was great when I could get it. Uverse is what I have now and it is pretty good, yet pretty expensive.
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    Jan 22, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
    I pity the moment Netflix starts accepting commercials in their movies. Please no!
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    Jan 22, 2013 2:28 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI pity the moment Netflix starts accepting commercials in their movies. Please no!


    I agree, and may it never happen.