GVM

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Jun 10, 2009
So I'm wondering here...every couple of months, my cable bills goes higher and higher yet I'm losing channels left and right. Just last week, we lost 2...the TV Guide channel and 38. What gives??
Mom in Jenison

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#2 Jun 10, 2009
We just switched back to DirecTV from Comcast. We're getting our tv, internet, and a landline (they're in partnership with AT&T) for between $80-$90 a month. Of course, we haven't gotten the first bill yet, so we'll see about the hidden fees and such. But it's still a LOT less than we were paying with Comcast, and we're getting a ton more channels.

Oh - and the HD converter is included in their equipment - you don't have to buy a special box.

Since: Oct 08

Jackson, MI

#3 Jun 10, 2009
GVM wrote:
So I'm wondering here...every couple of months, my cable bills goes higher and higher yet I'm losing channels left and right. Just last week, we lost 2...the TV Guide channel and 38. What gives??
They are "realigning" the channels (again).. the TV Guide channel is now channel 100 and available to basic subscribers who use a digital receiver.

Since: Oct 08

Jackson, MI

#4 Jun 10, 2009
GVM wrote:
So I'm wondering here...every couple of months, my cable bills goes higher and higher yet I'm losing channels left and right. Just last week, we lost 2...the TV Guide channel and 38. What gives??
What was channel 38? Did you rescan the channels with your tv if you are not using their set top receiver?

“You're gonna make it after all”

Since: May 09

United States

#5 Jun 10, 2009
I miss the days when TV was free.....yeah we get more channels now but I find it hard to believe that it's worth $80 a month or more to have all these cable channels. Bottom line is you still have the same number of hours to watch TV. I look forward to the day when the internet & TV are one. And I HOPE that it becomes a better 'packaged' price. I'd love to be able to google a movie and just watch it. I know....I'm dreaming...

Since: Oct 08

Jackson, MI

#6 Jun 10, 2009
Businessminded_plus4 wrote:
I miss the days when TV was free.....yeah we get more channels now but I find it hard to believe that it's worth $80 a month or more to have all these cable channels. Bottom line is you still have the same number of hours to watch TV. I look forward to the day when the internet & TV are one. And I HOPE that it becomes a better 'packaged' price. I'd love to be able to google a movie and just watch it. I know....I'm dreaming...
www.hulu.com

and tv is still free if you only need local channels and pbs from gvsu ...:)

“Go Red Wings!!!”

Since: Oct 07

Plainfield Township MI

#7 Jun 10, 2009
We switched to Direct TV after Comcast raised our rates and took away channels. This was over 5 years ago and we are THRILLED with Direct TV. On very rare occasions we lose signal due to weather, but the longest it has been out is 10 minutes. We used to have our cable go out for hours. We love Direct TV...no more cable for us.

“You're gonna make it after all”

Since: May 09

United States

#8 Jun 10, 2009
Over 50 wrote:
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www.hulu.com
and tv is still free if you only need local channels and pbs from gvsu ...:)
And I personally could survive on that except for 2 things - My home improvement shows and Tigers baseball. My family on the other hand....that's another story.....

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