HD enthusiasts crying foul over cable TV's crunched signals

In Brent Swanson's basement home theater, there should be nothing drab about "Battlestar Galactica." He's got a high-end projector that beams the picture onto a wall painted like a silver screen, and speakers ... Full Story
paul b

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 21, 2008
This is a shame - Comcast compressing HD into lower quality and RCN in Chicago giving us more HD channels but then scrambling the local HD channels to force rental of a STB for 2nd TVs (even though they are required to have the locals in the clear by the FCC - apparently assuming that carrying the lower quality SD channels is a loophole). Meanwhile prices continue to rise, we continue to pay for channels we don't want or need and when FCC chairman Martin tries to stand up for the consumer our own representatives side with the cable companies.
marne bass

Firebaugh, CA

#2 Apr 21, 2008
Tv Tv tellin' you a lie
Sellin' you stuff that's gonna make you die,
Government and industry doin' their thing,
Dancin' on your grave makes them sing!

Turn It Off!
MIke

United States

#3 Apr 21, 2008
Why in the world would anyone use cable these "daze" when satellite TV is less expensive and offers a great signal?

Since: Feb 08

Hana, HI

#6 Apr 23, 2008
HD may be free if you live in an area that can get a signal, but where I live, there are no good signals to be had because of hills blocking them, eventhough as a crow flies it's only about 8 miles from Sutro Tower (SF). I don't really need HD, but those in my area who want it for free on satellite ( EchoStar 6-8 and 7) can buy special free to air recievers made by PanSat, CoolSat, ViewSat and many more that recieve over 600 channels of all the locals, east coast network feeds, 10 porn channels, all PPV and premium movie channels. The HD recievers cost about $300.00 and a dual LNB dish with switch is about $100.00. Google Free To Air recievers.
Commie Stooge

Teaneck, NJ

#7 Apr 24, 2008
I've been suspicious of Digital TV from the beginning. The hype is that the picture is better,but in reality it's all about Corporate Control over what we watch.
Melissa

United States

#8 Nov 13, 2011
marne bass wrote:
Tv Tv tellin' you a lie
Sellin' you stuff that's gonna make you die,
Government and industry doin' their thing,
Dancin' on your grave makes them sing!
Turn It Off!
Wow how embarrassing for you. Did you think about that all by yourself. Sounds like you may want to think about reducing your weed intake.

“Fix bayonettes!”

Since: Aug 08

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#9 Nov 13, 2011
Melissa wrote:
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Wow how embarrassing for you. Did you think about that all by yourself. Sounds like you may want to think about reducing your weed intake.
You're a meanie.
Phil W

Loei, Thailand

#10 Nov 14, 2011
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>You're a meanie.
And calling people names makes you judgmental and mean as well, does it not?

“Fix bayonettes!”

Since: Aug 08

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#11 Nov 14, 2011
Phil W wrote:
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And calling people names makes you judgmental and mean as well, does it not?
Nope, not in the slightest way, so take a hike buddy boy.

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#12 Nov 14, 2011
Phil I think what the Commander was trying to get across to you is that you are a big fat dumb-dumb fatso poopy-headed meanie . By the way how's the heroin in Thailand ? Hey Joe we go boom boom all night, maybe ?

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#13 Nov 14, 2011
Melissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow how embarrassing for you. Did you think about that all by yourself. Sounds like you may want to think about reducing your weed intake.
KILL your TV Go boom boom instead
Little Donny Foundation

Modesto, CA

#14 Nov 15, 2011
Donate to the Little donny Foundation, together We can find a cure and help Tuvoc find his way home.

“DECEPTION = MOST POWERFUL ”

Since: Jul 11

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#15 Nov 16, 2011
Thank you satans phonebooth

“Fix bayonettes!”

Since: Aug 08

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#16 Nov 16, 2011
Dr_Zorderz wrote:
Thank you satans phonebooth
I thought it was Santas phonebooth?

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Since: Jul 11

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#17 Nov 17, 2011
no it was definitely "satans" phonebooth

i should know i was there ...

maybe de devil's phonebooth

yeah one of them

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