[mythtv-users] Comcast putting the squeeze on Analog cable

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 21:39:57 UTC 2009


2009/3/16 Ross Campbell <ross.campbell at gmail.com>:
> Comcast in my area is planning to cripple analog cable service by limiting
> service to channels 2-33 starting March 16th.
>
> With the broadcast transition from analog to digital TV, I BELIEVED that the
> message was intended to be: "If you don't have cable, you need to ...". Now,
> I FEEL that Comcast's arbitrary crippling of their analog cable service is
> contrary to the message that was being presented around the US DTV cutover.
>
> At the moment, I'm very happy with my PVR-500 and analog cable. At some
> point, I'll go to an HDPVR, but I don't want to do it this week, and I don't
> want to be forced to do it based on an arbitrary decision by my cable
> provide to start reducing my channel lineup.
>
> Something about this whole mess feels to me to violate the spirit of the
> broadcast transition to digital. I'm pretty sure I'm justified in feeling
> like I'm getting the short end of the stick, but... is Comcast ALLOWED to do
> this?
>
> -Ross
>

Ross,
   Other threads exist on this subject. Best to post questions there.

   Is it legal? Probably.

   Is it pushy? Certainly.

   Is it what we created by voting the people who represent us into
Congress? No question in my mind.

- Mark


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