Cable Weirdness

I’ve just realized, both from reading their channel guide and by confirming with an operator, that if we upgrade to digital cable from regular “full meal deal” analog cable with Eastlink, we’ll actually save about $5.00 per month, and get more channels to boot. You’d think they’d make a bigger deal about this in their advertising.

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Charlie on January 3, 2002 - 22:13

The subscription packages is roughly $5 less, but when you add the $10 a month digital box rental you end up at about $5 more, I think?

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Peter Rukavina on January 3, 2002 - 23:25

You can buy the digital box for $49 if you buy two months worth of their Movie Choice package, which is $10 more than the full tier cable package. So, in the end, you end up spending $60 in capital costs to lower operating costs by $5/month. So after a year, you’re starting to save.

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