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Update: Dear Comcast…

Yesterday when I called Comcast to cancel service to our bedroom converter, I was informed that would reduce our bill by a whopping $7 a month.

Woo Hoo!

But if I cancel Comcast, in just one months I’ll have saved enough to buy the 2nd Roku that will replace the remaining Comcast converter that’s in our living room now. (and since my netflix / roku subscription is split between the two devices, I’ll pay $4.50 a month to watch “entertainment”.)

When I told the Comcast rep (essentially) that, she was moved to tears (ok, not really, but just imagine if she was 😉 and reduced our monthly bill by $20 (or was it $25?) a month. Closer, but not quite what I was thinking as a long term solution to keep us as a customer.

I’ll take it for now and when the missus gives me permission, Comcast is gone, as in,
Buh Bye Now.

Dear Comcast: Stay out of our bedroom!

Short version:
I’m tired of paying for TV / “entertainment” content I’m not using and had heard about unlimited content viewing with Roku+Netflix for only $8.99 a month. Yup, for less than a burger / fries and coke in Oslo, I can watch 12,000+ TV / movie / entertainment titles on demand. So, as of today, the Comcast digital converter in our bedroom has been replaced by a Roku appliance (tiny little bugger, that) and downgraded to “boat anchor” status.

Hal version:
I’m tired of paying for TV / “entertainment” content I’m not using and had heard about unlimited content viewing with Roku+Netflix for only $8.99 a month. Yup, for less than a burger / fries and coke in Oslo, I can watch 12,000+ TV / movie / entertainment titles on demand.

So, as of today, the Comcast digital converter in our bedroom has been replaced by a Roku appliance (tiny little bugger, that) and downgraded to “boat anchor” status.

From now on, Comcast, you’re not leaving our living room… and if you keep jacking up the bill, I’ll put a bullet through you and have 100% of our content delivered free via Hulu, YouTube, the major networks and (oh yeah) my $8.99 Netflix subscription.

The world’s changing and you better get with the program or you’re gonna be roadkill.