Like buying a car
I just finished my annual, now semi annual price event with Cox. I have decided to keep my bill under a set price for TV and internet, so we go back and forth to get to that price. After some discussion, from somewhere, they find a special offer for this or that. Two years ago it cost me channels 150 and up. This time it was a deal and the loss of my recorder. I won't give up HD.
Since all of my recording was network TV and I have an antenna, I bought a usb tuner and now record on my laptop using windows media center. So that keeps me happy.
Probably internet burns me the most. About $47 for 5 MBPS. My phone company, Frontier, has a phone/internet package for $50 a month at 6 MBPS. I know Frontier has had large transition problems but I may look at them in a few months.
We may be coming to the mini box only, depending how high the channels go.
Venting yes. The Cox experience is getting tiring.