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post #1771 of 1996
Same as ala carte. People would be adding and subtracting from their carts of 10 constantly and costs and prices would skyrocket from admin costs. Not a difficult concept and exactly why you have not seen even "JUST ONE" do this.
post #1772 of 1996
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Originally Posted by moedog View Post

Our president's name is OBAMA. Try to remember that. BTW, the stimulus program has nothing to do with OTA or cable reception in Myrtle Beach. Try to save your political rantings for other forums.


That is just what I said. Go back & reread my post #1758. "the tv cable did not get any stimulus money"

The tv cable wants obtain some of that money by charging for stuff folks do not want. I want his admin to order an unbundling of the tv cable the the Local phone systems have been done.
post #1773 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Same as ala carte. People would be adding and subtracting from their carts of 10 constantly and costs and prices would skyrocket from admin costs. Not a difficult concept and exactly why you have not seen even "JUST ONE" do this.


What about putting a limit on how often you can change your services? It doesn't seem unreasonable to me to put a limit say of no more than 3 times a year, or you will be billed for the operator assistance. Not a hard concept if you know how to run a business.
post #1774 of 1996
Ok go tell them how to run their business!
post #1775 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Same as ala carte. People would be adding and subtracting from their carts of 10 constantly and costs and prices would skyrocket from admin costs. Not a difficult concept and exactly why you have not seen even "JUST ONE" do this.

dish network did it.

If espn is that big then it should be easy & cost effective.

If hbo is cost effective then espn should be easy & cost effective
post #1776 of 1996
Guess you haven't notice how much HBO costs. Big difference.
post #1777 of 1996
ESPN is one of the more expensive networks for cable and satellite to compensate.
post #1778 of 1996
ESPN costs about $3.50 a month. Much less than is paid to HBO. Get your facts straight.
post #1779 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

ESPN costs about $3.50 a month. Much less than is paid to HBO. Get your facts straight.

I never compared it to HBO, that was you. ESPN costs more than the other channels carried in the same tier... How about that? HBO is a PREMIUM service.
post #1780 of 1996
So what's your point? Bottom line is any form of ala carte will cost the typical subscriber much more than the current package choices.
post #1781 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

So what's your point? Bottom line is any form of ala carte will cost the typical subscriber much more than the current package choices.

If you don't watch all those channels, how are you getting your monies worth anyway? If I have 20 cable channels, and no locals because I use an antenna and pay $25 a month, that would be fine. Less is sometimes more if the content is satisfactory on those channels. If they change the program line-up, and I no longer watch such-and-such channel, I drop it and add another. I can do that up to a set number of times without extra payment, and it may be worth it to me to pay say a five dollar assistants fee once or twice a year, and I still save money, and the company will gain more customers, and the rich will be happy because they can get everything I offer, and the poor will be happy with their ten channels.
post #1782 of 1996
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

If you don't watch all those channels, how are you getting your monies worth anyway? If I have 20 cable channels, and no locals because I use an antenna and pay $25 a month, that would be fine. Less is sometimes more if the content is satisfactory on those channels. If they change the program line-up, and I no longer watch such-and-such channel, I drop it and add another. I can do that up to a set number of times without extra payment, and it may be worth it to me to pay say a five dollar assistants fee once or twice a year, and I still save money, and the company will gain more customers, and the rich will be happy because they can get everything I offer, and the poor will be happy with their ten channels.

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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Ok go tell them how to run their business!
post #1783 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

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We will order them how to run their bussiness.

We will write our congressman & ask the to make legislation ordering the tv cable to unbundle their services and tax espn like the current admin is going to tax cigerettes. We will also write both our senators & ask them to sign the tv cable unbundling bill.


Once in Law the cable tv folks will obey or go to prison.
post #1784 of 1996
There you go! Use a spell checker if you really want to impress them.
post #1785 of 1996
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Originally Posted by David-the-dtv-ma View Post

We will order them how to run their bussiness.

We will write our congressman & ask the to make legislation ordering the tv cable to unbundle their services and tax espn like the current admin is going to tax cigerettes. We will also write both our senators & ask them to sign the tv cable unbundling bill.


Once in Law the cable tv folks will obey or go to prison.

I recommend that you consider campaign contributions to our Congressfolk from the cable companies.
post #1786 of 1996
WPDE now has sidebars during there news broadcasts. It says "News" during the News Segments. Weather during the Weather Segment. Sports during Sports segment. Hopefully this is the beginning of eventually going HD or atleast Widescreen.
post #1787 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Leedogg View Post

WPDE now has sidebars during there news broadcasts. It says "News" during the News Segments. Weather during the Weather Segment. Sports during Sports segment.


Maybe they just think their viewers with HDTv's are dumb?
post #1788 of 1996
WBTW being dropped in Georgetown, WNCT has already been dropped in northern NC, even for an in market county w/o 30 day notice to viewers and the station, and now WCBD will be dropped in Horry county. All three stations are Media General. This is TIME WARNER CABLE of course.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...Drops_WCBD.php
post #1789 of 1996
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

WBTW being dropped in Georgetown, WNCT has already been dropped in northern NC, even for an in market county w/o 30 day notice to viewers and the station, and now WCBD will be dropped in Horry county. All three stations are Media General. This is TIME WARNER CABLE of course.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...Drops_WCBD.php


This is when the TWC customers should then drop TWC cable & connect their tv to an antenna.
post #1790 of 1996
Let me know when I can get ESPN with an antenna.
post #1791 of 1996
Does anyone know why Time Warner does not carry WWMB-HD?
post #1792 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Let me know when I can get ESPN with an antenna.

Sure. ESPN on ABC weekends.

Who is to say you can't have an antenna with your cable?
post #1793 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Let me know when I can get ESPN with an antenna.



You can.

It is called a satilight.

You will have to pay to decode the signal thou
post #1794 of 1996
Never heard of satilight.
post #1795 of 1996
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Never heard of satilight.

That's because it's called satchelite..
post #1796 of 1996
satchelite Paige the ole baseball pitcher? Now him I've heard of.
post #1797 of 1996
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

WBTW being dropped in Georgetown, WNCT has already been dropped in northern NC, even for an in market county w/o 30 day notice to viewers and the station, and now WCBD will be dropped in Horry county. All three stations are Media General. This is TIME WARNER CABLE of course.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...Drops_WCBD.php

Wow--no WBTW in Georgetown--surely WPDE will also be dropped, and TW never bothered to put WFXB, WWNB, or WMBF on in Georgetown. So basically this means no local TV news for Georgetown County for TW subscribers, since the Myrtle Beach/Florence stations were always the local news source, which makes sense since MYB the studios are right up Kings Hywy (25 miles?). TIme Warner does not believe in out of market stations AT ALL, which is stupid, since it removes one of advantages cable has over satelite.
post #1798 of 1996
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Originally Posted by moedog View Post

TIme Warner does not believe in out of market stations AT ALL

I think it's more like the FCC designated DMA stations don't believe in it.
post #1799 of 1996
The FCC does not designate market areas. That is done by Nielson Media Research.
post #1800 of 1996
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

The FCC does not designate market areas. That is done by Nielson Media Research.

Ok amended to read -

I think it's more like the Nielson Media Research designated DMA stations don't believe in it.
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