I Hate Change

When I went to bed last night CNN was on Channel 33. As of this morning it’s somewhere in the 50s – I’m not sure where.

I’ve got the World Series of Poker on Channel 29 as I type this. Last night ESPN was at 49.

What is Comcast doing? Their mailer said they were clustering similar channels. OK – sounds good, but yesterday MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, Headline News and Weather Channel were 31-36. Today the order is different, the channel numbers are different and Weather Channel has been moved away from the pack&#185.

I took a quick peek at my DVR before I left for work. All my shows are still set, but they’re set for the wrong channel. There are going to be a lot of unhappy people.

There are supposed to be some new channels too, but as of this morning they were blanks. I assume they’ll be on by the time I get home.

How long will it take to get used to these changes? How will this affect the ‘legacy’ channels that aren’t moving? We shall see.

Meanwhile, for the next few weeks tuning the TV will be like writing the date on checks in January.

&#185 – Personal note – good.

3 thoughts on “I Hate Change”

  1. Comcast is reducing the bandwidth used for their basic cable service; to increase the BW for other(ie higher profit) HDTV services. Thus you likely lost access to some channels after the conversion, like HBO. The jumbling of channel assignments probably makes that loss less obvious (surely no reduction in monthly fees, albeit for fewer channels).

    As they are likely the only local CT cable system available — they have limited concern about consumer backlash. With multiple TV sets, satellite is not an ideal alternative option.

    Here is a recent USA Today link on this subject:


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