20 September 2007
We put the "Box" in Home Box Office
No, you can't have HBO on analog cable. Not yours:
Tonight, [Cox Cable] began running a crawl saying that now it is Sept. 30 when they will exile HBO exclusively to their overpriced digital gated community. They even repeated their threats again about "avoiding" this by getting digital cable, though they managed to misspell avoid as "advoid" in the crawl. The situation remains the same for me and my family: I don't like cable boxes, our living room TV setup isn't convenient for a box and, most importantly, we like to have HBO in other rooms in the house (such as my bedroom), but of course that would require more boxes (and more costs).
So, Cox will be losing $16 a month from me starting next month. Here's hoping I'm not the only one who shows them what a money-losing proposition their decision is.
Well, don't count on me: I wasn't giving them the $16 to begin with, and this won't make it any more likely that I will.Posted at 7:31 AM to Dyssynergy