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Old 04-07-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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The worst stations in these deals are sports, because they know you can't live stream them. With FIOS, you can't get The Comcast Network (which carries a lot of Phillies games) in HD. With Comcast, despite being in a Big Ten state, you don't get the Big Ten Network unless you get a premium package. You can't even get it as part of a sports package add-on.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Comcast Sports Net as an example is Comcast and as such does not allow / make available all it's content to Verizon. So for Fios customers, and Philadelphia Union fans, we're screwed.
The only reason I hang onto Comcast is to watch Flyers games. If I could get a sports-only cable package, and forget the rest of it, I'd be a happy camper.


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Old 04-07-2014, 11:41 PM
 
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(no I don't need a home phone; I also don't see why I only save $10 a month by sticking to cable and internet) infuriate me.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:37 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I don't like how they are slowly removing channels from the basic cable package. You should now have to pay extra to see the channels below

TV Land
TBS
Nick@Nite
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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The problem is that "we the customers" are not represented in any of these deals. As far as control, we should be at the top of the food chain, not the bottom. The deals between Comcast and ABC, for example, involve advertising. I, as a customer, did not agree to being shown advertising. (I know that sounds crazy, bare with me) But that's between Comcast and ABC.
The word bear has been part of the English language for over a 1000 years and means "bring; bring forth, produce; to endure, sustain; to wear" . Like many old words it's use has expanded. Women "bear" children who are "born". Ball bearings "bear" the friction. For 500 years the phrase "to bear (something) in mind" has been with us. Also the phrase "bear with me". The homophone "bare" means something different.

Ideally, there should be some transparency. Cable companies should have a monthly charge for the "pipe", just like the electric bill. Then the user should have some say about what comes through the pipe.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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The word bear has been part of the English language for over a 1000 years and means "bring; bring forth, produce; to endure, sustain; to wear" . Like many old words it's use has expanded. Women "bear" children who are "born". Ball bearings "bear" the friction. For 500 years the phrase "to bear (something) in mind" has been with us. Also the phrase "bear with me". The homophone "bare" means something different.
The word Auto-correct, is a feature in many applications, including word processing programs, spreadsheets and search engines that will automatically detect and correct typos, misspelled words, and incorrect capitalization.

Sometimes, it makes mistakes, often with hilarious results (see Damn You Auto Correct! » Funny iPhone Fails and Autocorrect Horror Stories) other times it just changes words after you've completed them and moved on. What's funny is that you knew exactly what I meant, yet still felt the need to correct.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Manayunk
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I've given up cable. I have a Roku box and use Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. They have enough shows to watch and on Amazon you can rent and buy new movies and shows. Rather do that than shell out over $100 a month for stuff I don't watch.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Montgomery county PA
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What is Comcast? These days, I think people use Amazon Fire tv or Chromecast.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:55 PM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
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What is Comcast? These days, I think people use Amazon Fire tv or Chromecast.
Comcast is still the number 1 cable provider
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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What is Comcast? These days, I think people use Amazon Fire tv or Chromecast.
Perhaps people who don't feel compelled to keep current on most TV programs within the same week. For those who do, cable or satellite service are your best options, as cumbersome as the packages may be. And in the Philadelphia area, Comcast service is practically...universal.
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