07-22-2013 5:30 PM
- edited 07-22-2013 6:00 PM
Being sarcastic doesn't answer my question. Comcast seems to be answering Uverse competition with more benefits--plus they have CSS which offers more SEC football games than Uverse does.
Let's see if that true in 2014, when U-verse, not Comcast, becomes the founding partner for the launch of the SEC Network.
By the way, CSS is owned by Comcast and Charter. They do not provide the rights to the channel to their competitors. They use the channel as a way to gain a competitive advantage (i.e. to force you to stay or switch to them in order to get that channel.)
07-22-2013 6:02 PM
07-22-2013 6:17 PM
You have peaked my interest on that comment, but it's hard for me to believe that all southern cable channels will not cover the new SEC Network; that would be suicide. Even though Uverse has already said they will carry it (with/without additional fees which we don't know yet), I'm sure all the others will too.
Suicide? No. If your competitors also do not carry a channel, the customers have no place to run to. Adding a sports channel does not automatically mean that TV providers will pick it up. Ask Comcast how successfull they having been getting other TV providers to pick up Comcast SportsNet Houston. They are the only major provider that carries that channel.
- edited 07-22-2013 7:35 PM
Sorry TX, but SEC fans could care less about Comcast SportsNet Houston.
Houston Astro fans could not care less about the SEC Network, so what?
Just because you want the SEC Network doesn't mean that your TV provider will pick it up any more than Astro fans wanting CSN Houston means that their TV provider has picked it up.
07-24-2013 12:17 PM
Xfinity (Comcast Cable) is advertising in my area that their whole house DVR can record 5 HD shows and watch a 6th show at the same time. Does anyone know if Uverse is going to keep up with competition?
See this thread. As far as your back and forth with TG37, both U-Verse and Comcast do have their pro's and con's. When it comes to stream count alone, when U-Verse rolls out its new profile, it will again be the stream king, upping Comcast by at least one. Now CC does carry sub channels, Local on the 8's, has huge VOD library, and is supposedly offering Pandora (with X1), they also have dismal customer care and hefty price increases. Long story short - If one service was perfect, we'd all be there.
07-24-2013 1:57 PM
07-24-2013 3:14 PM
Long story short - If one service was perfect, we'd all be there
And if that doesn't sum it all up, nothing does.
07-25-2013 1:56 PM
I was planning on buying an OTA antenna and a boxee box for a cloud dvr for locals only, however, Samsung has bought out Boxee and the service is suspended for the time being. So I'm going to hold off on doing that right now.
07-26-2013 6:07 PM
He was talking about buying an over the air antenna and a Boxee streaming box, which apparently allows recording of the digital subchannels, which AT&T won't carry. Boxee must have just been bought out.