Downgrading my Cable TV package, again

"Last week I called Comcast and requested that they downgrade my cable television service from the Digital Classic package to broadcast channels only. This is a rather fun conversation to have with the Comcast folks. Their procedure seems to require that they escalate the call at least twice to give a couple of supervisors a chance to talk the caller out of this decision. Despite their efforts, I prevailed and the service has been downgraded. This downgrade will save us about $50/mo."  William Grady, October 2008

When I wrote that in October 2008, I thought that I was downgrading my cable forever.  

 

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Hulu Plus Equals Disappointment

I started watching Hulu.com in the fall of 2007. Prior to finding Hulu.com, I had a Cable TV subscription, a DVR, and a bit of a love/hate relationship going with Netflix. A little less than three years have gone by and I still find myself still watching Hulu.com and Netflix, but have dropped the DVR and most of the Cable TV subscription package. Over the course of this year I have read various reports about the Hulu paid-subscription service, now called Hulu Plus. Upon first hearing about...
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