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Postby Rob72 » Fri May 01, 2009 9:03 am

My cable company, Monmouth Cablevision, has taken away over 25 channels, so far, from customers who don't have a converter box... For the past 20 years, we have been able to plug the cable line directly into the tv to get basic cable.

When I called them yesterday, they claimed that I needed a cable box because of the move from analog to digital that is taking affect... BS! I have a brand new flat screen digital tv, by all accounts I shouldn't need any kind of cable box to convert the signal. The cable company is no doubt scrambling the signal the very same way they do with HBO, Showtime, and all the premium channels.

A couple of years ago, this same cable company lied about the internet connection... I wasn't able to connect to the internet and the cable tv at the same time, I had to choose one or the other in the room that the computer is in. They first claimed it was because I had a bad splitter, then they claimed it was because I needed a new modem... Neither was the case... Turns out THEY cut the strength of the signal, which is why I couldn't use the splitter, because THEY started charging customers extra to get the full signal, and called it The Boost option, something none of the bastards at that damn company mentioned when I called, or when I went to pick up a new modem, and they tried charging people for the new modems when they knew that the modem was NEVER the problem. The only notification I ever received about this change in service was that they were putting limits on the size of incoming and outgoing emails.

I filed a complaint with the FCC about the tv service... Gee, a response won't take long. :roll:
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Postby greeney2 » Fri May 01, 2009 9:43 am

Our cable has been converting to digital for years and june 12 all old tv's will need a special converter box, as attenna reception will be stopped. HD is a special box you need if tou want HD here.
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Postby Rob72 » Fri May 01, 2009 9:49 am

I just emailed a few of those consumer affairs reporters at the local news stations about this.

I'm getting the converter box, for now, I can't watch anything, they took away all my favs, but I also plan to get one of the cheap $30 DTV conversion boxes to see if it works, because if it doesn't then it proves they are scamming people. I'm sick of this company.
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Postby Cole_Trickle » Fri May 01, 2009 10:25 am

I knew this would come up, it was only a matter of time. The signal is irrelevant as long as the TV is relatively new. I'm with Rob, he's being phucked with by the provider.

Those conversion boxes were for older TV SETS. Conversion boxes haven't been necessary for years now, 10-12 at least. HDTV's allow for digital HD to be recognized by the TV components so in short~~WE DON;T NEED NO STINKING BOXES~~ :lol: :lol:

Rob~~~call them back and ask them this question: " Who do you piggyback on " :lol: :lol: I'll bet you $100.00 that they refuse to tell you, or make up some lame security excuse. This is how they can offer phone and you can still keep your same hard line number, they piggyback of AT&T, Verizon, or a local that then piggybacks on one of the larger original bells. The company they piggyback on is more than likely the culprit since each and every network~~~~despite what they say " touches one of the original bells " I guarantee it!

Think switches, routers, and poles, major bells own it all and the piggybackers pay a fee to have access. Colin Powells son was the one who screwed all of this up when he had the job.

He's the reason there's so much DARK FIBER all over the country that will never get lit. Freaking Fool imho!

Cole

EDIT: Just click any of the providers in this link. Take at&t for example~~to build that out in today's dollar would be well into the hundreds of billions. Yes they have small companies like your cable provider by the balls.
http://www.isp-planet.com/resources/backbones/

I had a problem once way back with my service, the ISP had to contact SBC at the time to set up an appointment. I quickly learned that the provider was piggybacking on SBC's network and had ZERO capability of fixing anything from a technical standpoint. I canceled and went straight to a major bell and eliminated any and all BULLSHIT. It's the exact same thing with Cable. Guaranteed.
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Postby Rob72 » Fri May 01, 2009 11:28 am

I don't know about all the technical stuff, I do know that my cable company isn't small potato's... They own the NY Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theater, and several popular national cable channels... They basically own entertainment in NYC.
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Postby Cole_Trickle » Fri May 01, 2009 12:09 pm

Yeah I know that's because they retail for Comcast! If we're talking about Monmouth of New Jersey they are owned by a division of Comcast.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=CMCSA

Lock stock and barrel! Go directly to their pr dept and tell them what's up. It's all in the link!

Cole
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Postby mael » Fri May 01, 2009 1:27 pm

Well I've got a life.

Our family hasn't had a Talmudvision in the house for ten years or so now. My kids have never missed it and neither have I or my wife.

I highly recommend others get a life by binning that brainwashing tool.
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Postby rath » Sat May 02, 2009 2:06 am

Rob72 wrote:I just emailed a few of those consumer affairs reporters at the local news stations about this.

I'm getting the converter box, for now, I can't watch anything, they took away all my favs, but I also plan to get one of the cheap $30 DTV conversion boxes to see if it works, because if it doesn't then it proves they are scamming people. I'm sick of this company.


Rob72 wrote:I just emailed a few of those consumer affairs reporters at the local news stations about this.

I'm getting the converter box, for now, I can't watch anything, they took away all my favs, but I also plan to get one of the cheap $30 DTV conversion boxes to see if it works, because if it doesn't then it proves they are scamming people. I'm sick of this company.



what tuner does your t.v have HD or SD tuner

HDTV high definition & SDTV standard definition.

Both will receive the digital signal yes, but a SD tuner will only receive basic programing.

however both are better than the old analog platform.


back in 2000-2001 when Australia got HDTV & Digital TV many people only had a SDTV tuner.

why spend $300 on a HD TUNER/SET TOP BOX when a Digital SDTV TUNER cast $30 an you got the same shows as those people with a Digital HDTV.

8 YEARS LATER ......

The people with the Digital SDTV TUNER Still get the same channels.


WHILE the people who have got the Digital HD TUNER/SET TOP BOX have more choice, like......

Multi channeling

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/10/sport-to-roar-on-ten-multi-channel.html

internet options like,

web browsing ...... internet gaming options ...... & internet gambling content.
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Postby Tairaa » Sat May 02, 2009 8:27 am

Internet Gambling... :lol:

Gotta be the biggest rip off EVER! You lose money, like a casino, but you don't have fun with other people! WTF? What's the point? :lol:
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