Alternative to Time Warner?
- October 15, 2010 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #223672
e8453b wrote >>
I agree. Wow has excellent service. The channel guide is archaic
Not really digging the DVR either. Is it not possible to stop a program and save where you stopped?October 15, 2010 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #223673
Uverse has really started upping their game. It was already superior IMO and they are now rolling out the latest stuff, which eventually will see 4 simultaneous HD feeds (I’m at 3 now), and internet speeds up to 25 Mbps. (for a fairly reasonable $65 per month) My picture quality has gotten noticeably better in the last few months as well (read it was due to better mpeg-4 compression on the Uverse forums)October 15, 2010 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #223674
you will also be able to use your Xbox 360 with Uverse(for $59 or $99) so could you potentially save on not having a box in the long run.October 15, 2010 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #223675
I love my U-Verse internet. I usually pull faster download than this, but oh well.October 15, 2010 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #223676
Anyone know if U-Verse is or coming to Short North/VV area soon? The availability search on ATT site is worthless. I have been dying to leave TW for a long time.October 15, 2010 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #223677
I’ve been getting a lot of pixelation on time warner lately, mostly on on-demand, it drives me insane.
If you’re talking about severe pixelation that grinds the show to a halt, I’ve had that off & on with TW but always with live sports coverage & nothing else.
My other beefs with TW are the frustratingly non-responsive remote controls & how the box will reboot for no apparent reason & usually at a horrible time, like with 2 minutes left in the game.October 15, 2010 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #223678
The straw that broke the camel’s back for me with Time Warner was pixelation. It drove me absolutely nuts. I finally got a tech out to my place to check it out and he basically told me there was nothing they could do about it, as it had to do with the main junction in my area or something.
I dropped TW that week.November 22, 2010 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #223679
Time Warner to test cheaper cable package
Monday, November 22, 2010
BY BRIAN STELTER
THE NEW YORK TIMES
In an apparent attempt to retain cable customers who are thinking of canceling, or to woo back people who have canceled, Time Warner Cable will start a trial of a lower-cost cable subscription package today in New York City and next month in northeastern Ohio.
The package will cost $39.95 a month in New York and $29.95 a month in Ohio, where it starts Dec.15. In New York, the company’s most-common package of cable channels costs almost $75.November 22, 2010 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #223680
I got rid of Time Warner cable two months ago after the last price hike when they wouldn’t cut me any deals and haven’t missed it at all. I just gave my TV away too and haven’t missed it either. Hulu, Netflix and my computer have made cable obsolete.
I just ordered DSL for my new house, 19.95 a month for 6mbps and free wireless router after a rebate. I will never pay Time Warner another cent. Their service sucks, their prices suck, I’m done.November 22, 2010 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #223681
We switched to WOW almost a year ago and I have to say overall I am very happy with them. I always kind of thought they were kind of like the Big K of cable providers but honestly I have never been happier with my cable service.
We get cable (with all the HBO and Starz channels), 2 DVR’s and internet service for about $135 per month. We were getting the movie channels for free and decided for some reason to keep them.
I haven’t had to call WOW customer service once in the time we have had them. When we had TW it was a monthly occurence some times more when we had to make service calls. I didn’t care for their attitude, lack of customer service and general douche bagginess.
I will say the WOW tv guide takes some getting used to- it’s a little old school and I don’t like the whole powering up feature if the TV has been off a day or so. This is just nit picking compared to the crap we went through with TW though.
WOW= happy me.January 5, 2011 3:49 am at 3:49 am #223682
Just got a roku and $8 netflix. Keeping internet, bye, bye cable TV. It will cost $30 a month.January 5, 2011 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #223683
I don’t know what’s so bad about Time Warner. They’ve always been good to me. I’ve been a customer, in some capacity, for about 9 years.
Basic Cable: $19.95 (27 standard channels, and the basic/local digital channels with no cable box).
Road Runner Standard w/ Power Boost: $24.95 (12mbps download speed, if I recall correctly).
Package Discount: $5.00.
Total $39.90 + tax. Typical bill is just about $41.
I have a Netflix subscription and use my PS3 and Roku for instant streaming.
Now, if I could just get T-Mobile to come down in price…January 5, 2011 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #223684
Guy I work with who does the occasional torrent thing woke up this morning to warning windows open on his laptop and desktop that he was violating copyright law and his bandwidth usage (blah blah blah) via Time Warner.
That’d be the end of T/W for me.January 5, 2011 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #223685
Was at Microcenter the other day making sure I keep receiving their junk mail, and bumped in to the Clear Internet guy … http://www.clear.com/packages … they don’t seem to have a download cap (unless you’re in a 3G only area, which he says is nowhere inside 270 anymore) and I know Sprint offers a comparable WiMAX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiMAX service. Verizon has one too, “LTE,” but there is a download cap. Obviously these options are more expensive than cable or DSL, but you can be assured to never be without service, err… at least where ever you might be.January 5, 2011 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #223686
You can get 12 Mbps from TW for $25? Did not know that….
I actually killed my cable (uverse) today. Honestly, it’s the best cable I’ve ever had, and the price wasn’t awful (I could afford it), but I just wasn’t watching it. Watching Netflix(instant and discs), playing video games a ton more. Just basically an NFL box for the last 2 months. My OTA reception is pretty good too (I think they cranked the juice up on that when they went all digital), so I’ll still have that for the few shows I do watch.
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