Skip to comments.Comcast forced subsribers to watch trashing of Rep. Wilson this afternoon in Western Washington
Posted on 09/15/2009 8:47:26 PM PDT by fireman15
This afternoon our Comcast digital cable box switched to C-span by itself while Democrats were trashing Rep. Wilson. The box would not allow us to watch any other station for approximately 15 minutes. When I called to complain Comcast technical support said that they were performing a "test of the emergency broadcast system" that switched all digital boxes in Western Washington to C-span and would not allow subscribers to watch anything else. They said that the programming taking place on C-span was merely a coincidence.
After subcribers learned that Comcast throttles pc downloads, a huge number of their web customers left. Comcats blows.
Don’t tell 0 they can do this - Big Brother here they come!
When Cox runs it’s “Monthly test’, they just kill the sound on all channels & run a crawl to explain the silence.
They do that all the time. Whether it be a storm warning or a missing child report and test of the emergency broadcast system. Sometimes I get so sick of it I just have to unplug may cable and hook up my antenae and DTV converter and just watch regular tv. Atleast you won’t get those warnings then. Its irritating when it happens when your watching a show or a football game on the weekend.
“Forced”? Your TV has no on/off switch?
My suspicion was and still is that this was not a complete coincidence. I called up to cancel and had my monthly bill lowered to a promotional rate for the next six months.
I wonder if...THEY LIE?
stop it. no logic allowed.
Wouldn’t it be a “coincidence” if all subscribers did an “emergency test” of their checkbooks and didn’t pay their bills this month?
LOL, At first I thought there was just something wrong with the box or remote. So look Mr. perfect; I cut up and then split by hand over a cord of firewood today, what did you do? The reward I got when I came back in the house was my wife being irate about having to watch C-span while she waited for some show that she enjoys to come back on. I then had to place myself between the TV and her to prevent damage to the screen from the objects she was throwing. Thank goodness I was able to wrestle the AK out of her hands.
Did Comcast also lock out the power button on your TV remote?
It seems like I just covered that. I placed my life in jeopardy trying to save the TV from the wrath of my beloved bride.
they paid for it
Wow. I've heard bad things about Comcast, but this takes the cake. We have Cox Communications cable and have been generally happy with thait.
However, on the day that Sarah Palin gave the speech in her backyard announcing she was stepping down as Alaska governor, we missed part of her speech because Cox suddenly had to test the emergency broadcast system. This was in the middle of the day here in Connecticut. On our system Cox does its EBS tests 99% of the time between 1-2am (I'm often up and I see them).
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