[Cialug] Fine Print - Broadband suggestions?
nathanism at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 12:13:53 CDT 2007
On 8/29/07, Daniel A. Ramaley <daniel.ramaley at drake.edu> wrote:
> They don't just raise rates while reducing quality with their data
> service. I get basic cable with them and over the course of about 3
> years the bill has increased 50% and the image quality is noticeably
> worse. Though it is analog cable, it appears they send the signal
> through a low-bandwidth digital conversion at some point because
> whenever the image changes quickly there are ugly blocky compression
> artifacts. It didn't used to be that way.
Yeah, I have lately been bitching about this exact issue. Sometimes
it even skips back and repeats a second worth of material, not
something analog signals traditionally do...
My girlfriend used to live in Cedar Falls where there was competition
between private cable (presumably Mediacom) and public utility cable,
and apparently the result was cheaper and better service. Sounds
nice. Yay competition.
Nathan P. Stien
Consulting Engineer / Software Developer
Embedded Systems Electronics and Software
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