Friday, March 09, 2007

My Rant About Time Warner Cable

I'm a Time Warner Cable subscriber and my name is Brent. Being a time warner subscriber and admitting it is like AA. I have no other viable choice though so I stay. I get only the local channels along with one or two additional that are unencrypted Qam while many other cable providers have many Qam channels unencrypted. Their service stinks, they don't understand what "firewire" even means so it takes tons of calls and in-person visits to their store to convince them there even exists a cable box that has firewire that works - mind you this is their very own cable box that they don't even know exists! I've used their DVR's in the past and it was very common to see them push a software update to the box that ended up ruining the box entirely requiring me to replace the box and lose all of the shows saved on the box (this makes me happy I use Beyond TV now).

Another thing I hate about Time Warner is that they have very few HD channels. I mean come on it's not the 80's here and they have 93% of all channels still in SD!

Okay, with that out of the way Engadget has a story that helps explain why Time Warner doesn't have very many HD channels.
"The Senior Vice President in charge of programming doesn't have a HDTV! That's
right, when asked "What is your favorite show in HDTV?", her response was "Well,
this one is easy. I don't have a high-def set."

digg story (not to digg this post, but the engadget one)