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What BUGS Me About... Cable TV

Why are there NO standards for channel numbers on Cable TV?


Before cable TV came along, channels were know primarily by their number. There weren't many channels, so it was pretty simple, and as a rule of thumb although station ownership changed from time to time, but it didn't matter. Channel 5 was still Channel 5 to us.

As cable TV grew, things got a lot more complicated. There are literally thousands of channels right now, and it's nearly impossible to find a specific network, unless you've memorized the number. Making matters worse, every cable or satellite provider uses their own numbering system, making it nearly impossible to even produce a viable TV guide that can tell you what's on each channel.

I rarely watch TV, but as it stands now, I have no idea where to f... [More]

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Why isn't there at least one network for philanthropy?


Cable TV has hundreds of network in dozen's of categories, such as sports, movies, politics, and children's programming, yet with all that variety, I've never seen a channel devoted to philanthropy.

Anyone who's ever seen the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon knows exactly how powerful TV can be for raising money or awareness for a charity. The MDA Telethon brought attention and much needed funding to an otherwise obscure disease by combining entertainment, information and emotion.

Because of this, I think there should be at least one cable TV channel devoted exclusively to philanthropy. The channel itself would likely need to be a non-profit organization, with an independent board responsible for programming. Larger n... [More]

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Pay-Per-Show. TV A La Carte

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Why is TV so expensive?


According to a recent study, The Average American pays over $90 per month for 172 channels that they don't watch.. Some pay even more, and they still don't watch most of the channels they pay for. What a waste of money.

Thankfully some cable companies are now offering A La Carte plans, allowing you to reduce the number of channels by selecting popular groups of channels. While this is a good start, they don't give you the flexibility to select only the channels you plan on watching.

Wouldn't it be great if you only paid for the shows you actually watch?


This would be the perfect o... [More]

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Do you remember when MTV played music?


Back in the early 80s, MTV had a clear identity. They played music videos day and night, with real people introducing the songs, just like a radio station. MTV was revolutionary, and it gave the music industry a visual element that changed the way people listened to music.


The original MTV VJ's

As MTV became more popular, every artist made videos for their music, hoping to be featured on the channel. Prior to MTV, many people didn't even know what most musicians looked like. One benefit was that many unknown artists reached a larger audience if they had a cool looking video.



Like any business, it's important that people know who you are, and it's important that you know who your customers are. With MTV,... [More]

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Cat Video Network

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It's amazing how many people watch cat videos each day.


Let's face it, cat videos are addictive. Although some people won't admit it, millions of people watch them every day.

Cat videos are pretty unique. While some people spend a lot of time and money on high end cameras, lighting, and other effects to create a video that goes viral, anyone with a cat can get millions of views by using their cell phone to record their cat coughing up a hairball. That's incredible.

While it's hard to understand why cats coughing up hairballs would be popular, who can resist a video of a cat, dressed in a shark costume, chasing a small duck, while riding a Roomba vacuum cleaner?



So if cat videos are so popular online, wh... [More]

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A Retro-News Channel

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History has a tendency to be re-written, so why not experience it as it was originally reported?


As Walter Cronkite used to say, "And that's the way it is."... or shall I say "was".

Newscasts have one thing in common, they're only aired once. After all, they're supposed to be as current as possible, so who would want to hear about yesterday's news? Probably nobody, but if you fast forward a few years, and those newscasts are now called "History", or Primary Source History to be more precise.

A Retro-News Channel would be different from a traditional news channel in that it would present history as it actually unfolded.


To me, being able to re-live the space race of the 1960s, leading up to Walter Cronkite's em... [More]

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Cable TV Remotes With Keyboards (on the back)

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Quick... What number is the Ovation Channel?


I've never tuned of it before, so if somebody said there was something playing right now on it, there's virtually no chance I could find the channel, much less the show.

The trouble is, most cable boxes still use remotes that were designed back when even 57 channels was considered excessive. I remember a scene from Toy Story where Rex was flipping through the channels and one of the toys said, "you missed it", and Rex kept going and said it was quicker to just keep going and find it when it comes around again. Today's modern cable boxes can have thousands of channels, so you can't just hit the plus and minus keys to find the channel you are looking for.

Wouldn't it be easier if you just typed in the name of the network, inste

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Commercial TV Should Be FREE

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How did we get to the point where we pay for commercial TV?


This one boggles my mind. Back in the old days, TV was free. It was pretty simple. The networks made millions off the commercials, so there was no reason to charge people to watch. The only exception was a small percentage of people in remote areas who paid a small fee for cable TV, because they were too far to get regular over the air reception.

It also made sense when HBO introduced the first premium subscription commercial free channel. Without commercials, it was perfectly clear why they charged for the service. Very simple to understand.

Somehow we've reached a point where the typical cable TV bill is over $100, and nearly every channel has commercials.


Every few years, at least one of the major... [More]

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