All in Favor of Cutting The Cable TV Cable

dkreichen1968

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The following Letter to the editor was published at the nj.com

To the Editor:

Regarding Larry Lueder’s letter in the June 16 Times about excessive and often repetitive commercials on cable TV, I, too, am getting sick and tired of this constant bombardment at the expense of occasionally good programming.

A response from Howard Leroy Davis (June 19) suggesting a good antenna to get extra broadcast channels as an alternative to cable service was an excellent recommendation.

I couldn’t agree more with both letters, and I commend the writers for bringing up this matter for public awareness, which hopefully will catch the eye of the cable providers. More and more wholesome programs are being replaced with worthless reality shows, which , quite frankly, insult the intelligence of the viewing audience. Hundreds of channels are offered, but how many are actually worth watching, and how many of those repeat the same program three or four times? Think about it!

Good programs continue to fall by the wayside, while the cost of cable service continues to rise, leading me to question why I am paying for this worthless service. Like Lueder and Davis, I am fed up with having to listen to the same commercials over and over, with the decibel levels apparently increased to the point of annoyance.

A half-hour program consists of 10 minutes of commercials, if not more, a good point that Lueder raised. I am fed up with paying for poor quality cable service and being indoctrinated by seemingly endless commercials.

One thing I learned from Davis’ letter is that antenna TV is still a viable, cheap option, and I, for one will be taking his advice. It’s an excellent alternative of which I’m sure very few people are aware.

The cable providers need to feel some pressure from the viewing public in terms of cancellations, which, in the long run, may result in better programming and fewer commercials for the viewing audience.

Bernie J. Keller

Mullica Hill
The free television revolution continues, even on the high cable penetration east coast. ;)
 

MrPogi

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antenna TV is still a viable, cheap option, and I, for one will be taking his advice. It’s an excellent alternative of which I’m sure very few people are aware.
Viable and free. I also find the commercials on free TV aren't as annoying as when I'm paying to watch commercials! I am sure that few people are aware that you can still use an antenna to get TV for free, and even fewer know that most people can get about 40 channels on average.

HD channels are included. Free.
 
#3
Well, it's hard to believe the digital transition was only four years ago. For quite a while, cable was much, much better than OTA, and it got worse for a while during the changeover. But OTA has soooo caught up at this point, it's not even funny.
 
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