Is Comcast Cable Worth the Price?

The more I look at what is on cable TV in their show listings, a pattern emerges. Many of the movies repeat on the same or different channels at different times in the week. They are always at least 2-3 years old. The selection is redundant as well. I mean, just how many times will a movie be showed?

Then, there are the TV shows. If you are like me, I tend to watch only a handful (not more than 5 or so) constantly during the week. Thus, there are many times when cable is not satisfying and despite having 50+ channels, many are not interesting to me or simply trash TV or stations in other languages.

Yet, I pay about $75 a month for this. I still subscribe to Netflix to augment my TV\movie needs and it seems I actually get my money's worth out of them versus the Comcast, which for the amount of shows I need cable for, is a ripoff.

Why can't I simply pay for the channels I want because those are the ones I watch the most? Its like going to a large grocery store with so many choices that I could care less about. I know what I like, buy it. I don't have to buy a lot of items I will not need, want or use.

It is hard now to get certain channels unless you subscribe to cable TV, that is a monopoly that should be stopped. CNN is one such station. Streaming to the cell phone does not count. Who watches a movie on a cell phone?

Comcast is a cable monopoly that the government has allowed to happen. Satellite TV is really no better once the introductory offer expires and you pay the regular price.

I feel like I am a hostage.

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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

So I too, have been working on this issue and wonder if it would be better to find a way to stream netflix, hoolu to my tv, and just get rid of cable, or at least reduce it to basic services? I don't know that just picking and choosing random channels would be an alternative as stations change their programing each year. Would we be left, chasing after programs each and ever year?


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perrya 3 years ago Author

I think choosing a channel ala carte is entirely possible and probably was considered by the cable guys. They could also have smaller groups based on interest: news, sports,movies and so on allowing one to pay less for channels they REALLY watch. Their approach is the gunshot approach, package 50 channels, package 100 channels, of which, maybe 5 you watch on a regular basis.


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Jewel01 3 years ago from Michigan

I agree with you, I tend to watch specific shows and would love get rid of the 117 channels I do not watch.

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