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Old 09-08-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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I was born in '76 and we had cable as long as I can remember. Until I lived on my own and would forget to pay the bill.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Its crazy what cable costs now. Im content with antenna only tv.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Ironic that many rural areas have trouble getting cable now but it's rural areas where it got it's start right here in Pennsylvania.
Yes, that is odd.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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1984, can't remember how many channels but it was Comcast. Had a mechanical box with A, B, C, 1-12 buttons. 36 channels. I ran extra cable around the living room to the couch so I didn't have to get up to change channels. I remember TBS showing real music videos, 4 or 5 without a commercial break late night.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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1979. Moved into a house whose previous occupants had cable, and it was never disconnected. Only the local stations. I went out after about six months, I think storm damage to the line.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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I have never had cable tv as I have never felt that it is/was necessary.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Ducktown,Tennessee
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Late 1983 or early 1984
Probably 6 to 8 channels
I know we had ABC,NBC,CBS and Showtime and maybe espn and HBO
We thought we had a lot of options lol
My family first got Cable in September 1981 in Marietta,Georgia. The package from Smyrna Cable had HBO,Showtime,The Movie Channel,ESPN,CNN,ARTS,Nickelodeon,WOR,WGN and all the local channels from Atlanta. There was also a channel that played music from local FM stations and had newsprint on it as well as a channel with local FM music that had the weather forecast.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:50 PM
 
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Late 1983 or early 1984
Yes we got ours in the early 80s also... I THOUGHT IT WAS AWESOME CARTOONS WERE ON EVERYDAY!!!! (Good cartoons,not the garbage shown now I have no interest in)
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:32 AM
 
Location: United States
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1988 I believe not sure how many channels there were but back then Nickelodeon showed Lassie and other 50's shows
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:25 AM
 
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When we first got cable we had channels 2 thru 36 .. AND EXCELLENT ANALOGUE PROGRAMMING!!

Now we have channels 2 thru 1999+ WITH NOTHING BUT CRAP!!
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