Originally Posted by davisdog
Interesting view...almost sounds like you are playing the stock market
...I think the main reason comcast is upgrading is because people have left them in these markets (550Mhz) because they've got an inferior product...if everybody continued to pay them money as is, they'd happily do nothing (and make an even bigger profit)
Comcast couldnt do anything within 2 years to keep me, and Dish was willing to give me a discount of $20/mth if I came over + more HD + better DVR The 'switch' was pretty painless...2 hours at home from work on a nice day while the guy installed stuff. The discounts are for 10 months...after that I'll see what Comcast has done...I'll come back if the value proposition is back in Comcasts favor...and I bet that at that time Comcast will offer me a nice big discount to come back to them...but if I'd stayed I wouldnt be getting a discount..hmmmm.
Anyway, my 2 cents....and I hope comcast does the upgrade in Saratoga fast...only ~7 months of discounts from Dish left
ps....I do appreciate the effort that you've put into this, and also respect Mr. J for pushing it through...they are squeaky wheels at corporate but they do turn every so slowly when pushed hard enough
Cant' blame you for going with Dish, they have a real good selection of HD and their 622 dvr and it's interface are really nice. One of my brothers has Dish and I've played with it alot and if Comcast wasn't going to be doing this upgrade I'd join you but they are and to 1 GHz no less.
I really think Comcast is more worried about AT&T and Version than they are of the Sats and since they have entered the playing field Comcast is having to get up to snuff in all the areas so as not to lose customers to them. I don't think AT&T is going to be a problem for Comcast any time soon, they are having alot of problems with the systems that they've started up. I'm not a fan of AT&T and here's one reason why. Who had this cable system before Comcast ??? Yes, AT&T and they dumped us because they saw no profit in cable so they sold it to Comcast who has done quite alot to upgrade the mess that AT&T left. Also, if I'm not mistaken Microsoft is writing their software for their system....
Not a warm and cozy feeling there for me
Version on the other hand is spending big bucks and doing fiber to the home. That to me could be a cable killer if done right. But from what I've been reading Version is playing hard ball with alot of the cities that they have dealings with and are not making many of them happy campers and it seems they are doing what everyone thought cable would do, cherry picking the areas that they upgrade, not good.
Mr. Johnson, Dave and Sue are the reasons I've stayed this long. Those are the people I have dealt with and they truly do care about our area and doing things right. Anyway, enjoy the Dish HD, I know I've become so jaded that I find it hard to watch anything else