Originally Posted by scopeyus
That is really some bizarro world logic in my opinion. 'If you are already paying us for some rental equipmant, then we will charge you more for additional equipment If you don't have any rental equipment at all, we will give you some for free?'
Your post made my day!
I'm with TW and it's the same with them. Your mistake is attempting to apply logic. And I woulden't blame comcast or TW. Although I have no evidence, I suspect your city officials, or more likely the Feds (FCC?), made some kind of law or regulation that says, "You must give your customers the option of paying for channels without having to rent equipment". "However, if they are renting equipment, then you can charge for the CC".
But they are our elected officials, so I don't question them. Obviously they are more intelegent than us, otherwise we woulden't have voted for them.
Although I don't understand the logic, I trust them.
I trust them with my health.
I trust them with my finances.
I trust them with my job security.
I trust them with to not let AT&T merge with... well, maybe not that one.
Of course, they are also responsible for Fast And Furious, so.....