Apparently I'm joining the dark side.

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We're moving in 7 days. I've decided, since the new place has a plasma
already sitting on the wall, that I need HD. Since I'm not willing to
drop a grand on the DirecTV unit, I guess I'm joining Sean in the land
of Comcast. They're the only cable provider in my area (Venice, CA.)

So far I have to admit they've been great. 1 year of HBO+Showtime
(SD+HD+VOD) + HD DVR + Cable Internet for $84.90 per month, guaranteed
for a year. My cells work in the new house (they don't here, just a
few blocks away) so I can also cancel Verizon phone and DSL.) Of
course there'll be a hike in a year, but I can always take advantage of
whatever DTV has on offer (in particular if the new birds are working.)

In the mean time my DirecTivo goes to a friend with the same package as
mine. I'll still be able to burn what I want and will have to grab it
over the net. No more 2 megs a second...

In the mean time expect an honest, informed description of how good (or
bad) Comcast, their service, and their DVR really is. I hate to go
back to them (bad previous experiences) but the deal was too good to
give up, and I have to admit I am curious.

Don't expect me to start blowing Sean any time soon, though. He is
still a prawn.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    > So far I have to admit they've been great. 1 year of HBO+Showtime
    > (SD+HD+VOD) + HD DVR + Cable Internet for $84.90 per month, guaranteed
    > for a year.

    What is their real, non-discounted cost?

    Randy S.
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    relaxification@hotmail.com wrote:
    > We're moving in 7 days. I've decided, since the new place has a plasma
    > already sitting on the wall, that I need HD. Since I'm not willing to
    > drop a grand on the DirecTV unit, I guess I'm joining Sean in the land
    > of Comcast. They're the only cable provider in my area (Venice, CA.)

    Enjoy the Analog potion of so called Digital Cable on Plasma.

    :)
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    zaw <zaw@verizon.net> wrote:

    >relaxification@hotmail.com wrote:
    >> We're moving in 7 days. I've decided, since the new place has a plasma
    >> already sitting on the wall, that I need HD. Since I'm not willing to
    >> drop a grand on the DirecTV unit, I guess I'm joining Sean in the land
    >> of Comcast. They're the only cable provider in my area (Venice, CA.)
    >
    >Enjoy the Analog potion of so called Digital Cable on Plasma.
    >
    >:)

    It's true that the analog portion doesn't always look good. If the OP
    normally watches the network stations on analog then he probably want
    have much of an issue since comcast is trying to supply all of the
    locals in HD. Now if watches the other cable channels then it really
    depends on the channel since some are very clear, and others aren't so
    clear.
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    <relaxification@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1116040251.472215.57810@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > In the mean time expect an honest, informed description of how good (or
    > bad) Comcast, their service, and their DVR really is. I hate to go
    > back to them (bad previous experiences) but the deal was too good to
    > give up, and I have to admit I am curious.

    I'm told that the latest firmware update has improved things tremendously on
    the new boxes, so hopefully it won't be so bad.

    > Don't expect me to start blowing Sean any time soon, though. He is
    > still a prawn.

    That's an insult to prawns everywhere, especially that really cool prawn
    from the Muppets.

    Ed
    89CamaroZ28@nowherenow.com
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    "shawn" <nanoflower@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > It's true that the analog portion doesn't always look good.

    Yeah - not even in SD.

    Ed
    89CamaroZ28@nowherenow.com
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    machinehead wrote:
    > <relaxification@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1116040251.472215.57810@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > >
    > > In the mean time expect an honest, informed description of how good
    (or
    > > bad) Comcast, their service, and their DVR really is. I hate to go
    > > back to them (bad previous experiences) but the deal was too good
    to
    > > give up, and I have to admit I am curious.
    >
    > I'm told that the latest firmware update has improved things
    tremendously on
    > the new boxes, so hopefully it won't be so bad.
    >
    > > Don't expect me to start blowing Sean any time soon, though. He is
    > > still a prawn.
    >
    > That's an insult to prawns everywhere, especially that really cool
    prawn
    > from the Muppets.
    >
    > Ed
    > 89CamaroZ28@nowherenow.com

    Good point (re: Prawns)

    I'm hoping that the analogue stuff isn't too bad. Does anybody know
    what I can expect to be analogue? I primarily watch the networks,
    which will all be HD, and HBO, which will be too. What about stuff
    like IFC, Sundance, and Comdedy Central?
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    On 13 May 2005 20:10:51 -0700, relaxification@hotmail.com wrote:


    >Don't expect me to start blowing Sean any time soon, though. He is
    >still a prawn.

    I wouldn't expect that from you.

    I know you're too busy giving hummers to your friends and family.

    Sean
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    Sean wrote:
    > On 13 May 2005 20:10:51 -0700, relaxification@hotmail.com wrote:
    >
    >
    > >Don't expect me to start blowing Sean any time soon, though. He is
    > >still a prawn.
    >
    > I wouldn't expect that from you.
    >
    > I know you're too busy giving hummers to your friends and family.
    >
    > Sean


    You got me again, Sean. Anyone reading this will conclude that you are
    a debating master.

    Or they might conclude that my claim that you are a prawn is simply
    correct.
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    On 16 May 2005 12:04:02 -0700, relaxification@hotmail.com wrote:

    >
    >Sean wrote:
    >> On 13 May 2005 20:10:51 -0700, relaxification@hotmail.com wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> >Don't expect me to start blowing Sean any time soon, though. He is
    >> >still a prawn.
    >>
    >> I wouldn't expect that from you.
    >>
    >> I know you're too busy giving hummers to your friends and family.
    >>
    >> Sean
    >
    >
    >You got me again, Sean.

    Yes. Yes. How true.

    Sean
  10. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    Sean wrote:
    > On 16 May 2005 12:04:02 -0700, relaxification@hotmail.com wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >Sean wrote:
    > >> On 13 May 2005 20:10:51 -0700, relaxification@hotmail.com wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >Don't expect me to start blowing Sean any time soon, though. He
    is
    > >> >still a prawn.
    > >>
    > >> I wouldn't expect that from you.
    > >>
    > >> I know you're too busy giving hummers to your friends and family.
    > >>
    > >> Sean
    > >
    > >
    > >You got me again, Sean.
    >
    > Yes. Yes. How true.
    >
    > Sean

    You poor, deluded thing. Apparently sarcasm, while the lowest form of
    wit, still doesn't register on your radar. Odd that you used it with
    your hummer comment. I would have thought you would understand that I
    don't feel you've won anything, and nor does anyone else. People here
    (and elsewhere, I've discovered) think you're an idiot. It's not a
    hard conclusion to draw.

    In the real world, do you harp on about things, try to change the
    subject to matters suited to your own agenda, and then mistake the
    scorn of others for admiration? Because you do it here all the time,
    and it's well known.
  11. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    > In the real world, do you harp on about things, try to change the
    > subject to matters suited to your own agenda, and then mistake the
    > scorn of others for admiration? Because you do it here all the time,
    > and it's well known.

    Doubtful, in real life someone would give him a good pimpslap for being such
    as ass all the time.
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