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Old 04-13-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Cox Raises Rates, Eyes 10-Year Contract Renewal With City
Says it is okay to have channels 4 and 13 and 15 and 20 being blank


Cox Raises Rates, Eyes 10-Year Contract Renewal With City


I btw says move meTv from channel 123 to channel 13. cox cable needs to throw a bone to basic lineup customers
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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They probably have to raise rates because most television is free (or near free) online, and they're losing customers. Netflix, Hulu, espn3, cbs.com, etc. I can't believe anyone still pays for cable, for any reason other than high definition sports.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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Cox has done some major infrastructure upgrades in the past few years. Perhaps they're trying to recoup some of that.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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Is was changed recently and the cable companies have to pay to re-air free channels.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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channel 24 btw is moving as of march 13th


channel 17 and 19 been blank for months


cox is also trying to get rid of channel 22 for some reason (i.e. some city leaders dont like public access hosts being able to speak their mind on tv I guess).


they recently purged channel 109



btw, century link cable is coming to omaha within next year


century link cable (unlike cox) will have more variety of channels (i.e. international channels such as


China Central TV
TV Japan

Bollywood Hits on Demand
Rai Italia
TV5 Monde
Zee TV http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zee_TV


Channel One Russia http://www.1tv.ru/


(I have gotten into Scola lately and been watching some Russian programs that are on SCOLA)

and except for Scola the only Foreign Language channels COX carries is all Spanish Language channels


(nothing against Spanish Language programming.

I occassionally check out Telemundo,


but Cox needs to have more diverse Foreign Language channels.


Many other Cox companies carry channels from Europe and Asia but for some reason Omaha's doesnt

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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I have a friend that uses Century Link for their cable now. I had it when it was Qwest Telechoice. I can't say that there is a clear winner with quality from Cox and Century Link.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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They probably have to raise rates because most television is free (or near free) online, and they're losing customers. Netflix, Hulu, espn3, cbs.com, etc. I can't believe anyone still pays for cable, for any reason other than high definition sports.
Pretty much. I'm going to ditch cable and go with a HTPC here soon. Throw in a quality antennae and you can pick up the local/free channels like CBS/ABC/FOX/NBC and PBS. Ironically enough the OTA broadcasts in HD and better quality than the HD broadcasts coming through cable.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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Pretty much. I'm going to ditch cable and go with a HTPC here soon. Throw in a quality antennae and you can pick up the local/free channels like CBS/ABC/FOX/NBC and PBS. Ironically enough the OTA broadcasts in HD and better quality than the HD broadcasts coming through cable.
I ditched cable last summer and bought a nice antenna. I completely agree that the OTA broadcasts look better. Sometimes my reception goes in and out though based on the weather, especially with FOX.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Pretty much. I'm going to ditch cable and go with a HTPC here soon. Throw in a quality antennae and you can pick up the local/free channels like CBS/ABC/FOX/NBC and PBS. Ironically enough the OTA broadcasts in HD and better quality than the HD broadcasts coming through cable.
that would be good if we had more OTA stations.


unlike Des Moines and SiouX City and Sioux falls, Omaha has way less OTA channels than those cities.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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that would be good if we had more OTA stations.


unlike Des Moines and SiouX City and Sioux falls, Omaha has way less OTA channels than those cities.
OTA stations are pretty much uniform across the country, from what I can tell. Mainly, you're going to get your local affiliates, their subchannels, PBS, and the like.

The rest of your viewing material should come through the internet.
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