Now, boys (HJ & Vurbano), play nice!
Besides HJ, this IS
about our local affilliates' programming! ... and I get as tired of reading Vurbano's "whining" as anyone here, (Although I think he may have a point, I'm not ready to make a religion of it, as he has.)BEGIN RANT:
I just want an agreement in place, so that the snowball will roll. I understand both sides of the argument and I don't care WHO caves or compromises. I just want "Joe-Six-Pack" to see the WOW and sign on, so that HD ratings, stats & OUR INVESTMENTS will be real & relevant. That JUST WON'T HAPPEN until ALL of the local affiliates are available via the "pacifier" (love that term) of cable TV! I hear it every
From a personal (i.e. selfish) point of view, I am sick & f-----g tired of having to explain the entire politics of this rediculous stalemate, multiple times a day, every time I install another Cox HD Box, on another HDTV.
Please believe me, I am no fan of Cox. I worked for one of their subcontractors for a while (MANY Moons ago) and got a good, inside look at their weirdness. I kicked them out of my home 9 years ago
(LONG before HD was an issue). I hate that company with all my heart & soul.
BUT... they ARE
the delivery system of choice for the VAST
majority of TV viewers in our area. (I still like the term "pacifier".
Let's get real, kids... until it happens... WE WON'T COUNT!!!
The relevant question is.... "Are ANY
of the parties involved even talking?" "Are ANY
negotiations even happening?"
If not... WHY?
If not... WHEN?
...and I KNOW
that there are Cox people lurking in here. (Please grow a pair and speak up.) I don't think that they can even admit that anyone can get ANY
TV, outside "The System". (Psychotic behavior, granted, but is expecting the whole world to erect antennae any more sane?)BOTH
sides have invested FAR
too much time, money, blood, sweat and tears to let this go on any longer!THIS B.S. HAS GOT TO END!!!
... or the HD "pooch" will really get screwed... from both ends!
...and guess who loses to the feuding corporations (Cox vs. Linn, Belo, Sinclair, etc.)... AGAIN!!!