Originally Posted by Jedi Master
I took my car in to get my tires rotated and balanced today and they had cable TV in the waiting room. Since I was the only one in there I flipped through the channels and was shocked at all the screen clutter I saw. AMC had a movie on and they had the AMC bug on the bottom right of the screen and on the bottom left of the screen they had in huge letters "THE WALKING DEAD" and what day it was coming on. They left this junk on the screen the whole time. I had it on for about 5 minutes and it was so hard to look at I had to change the channel to something else. I don't see how anybody can watch TV like this or pay the price the pay TV companies charge these days. Plus the only thing I saw on that was interesting was a movie that I already had on DVD for the last 6 years. Pay TV has gotten worse since I cut the cord in 2008.
Yes, it is absolutely terrible that way - even worse than the broadcast channels.
I have a basic package myself, but not for those channels with scripted and semi-scripted (meaning "reality") programming, which I never watch, with that being one of the reasons.
However, it's still worth it to me and some others. Remember, too, that we're talking mainly about HD
in this forum. A lot of the stuff on cable you can't get on Blu-ray, let alone even your beloved SD-DVD.
I have one question, though - if the clutter thing disgusts you that much, how can you even watch the broadcast channels over OTA?