Removed by me for violating forum guidelinesOK, so everyone is trying to carve out a piece of the money pie that is TV/Video. Disney is starting a streaming service, Netflix loses Disney content, CBS All Access charges to view the CBS library of shows, and now Apple is spending billions to launch their own streaming service. Cable channels want a piece of this pie and their solution is to increase the monthly price per customer they charge cable operators. It stinks, but that's the way it is, Sling and Hulu notwithstanding.
Comcast cut out Cinemax from their bundle and replaced it with <Edited> Hitz. But, you can still get Cinemax if you want it by paying extra. How about doing the same thing for channels like WGN America and Investigation Discovery. Negotiate a charge per customer based on each customer who really wants these channels paying for it. I would be willing to pay extra, maybe $3-4 per month to add back WGN. Comcast should have a fair amount of pricing power since it is the largest U.S. cable operator. I probably would have switched to FIOS, but <Edited> dropped Fox Sports just before football season! Come to think of it, I would also be willing to pay extra for RFD TV that you unceremoniously dropped about two years back. I know the programming gurus at Comcast said it did not fit with the more "hip, urban" viewers that Comcast has, but then why keep the Cowboy channel, unless there are a secret group of people who really like to look at cowboy hats and chaps :-). So Comcast, in the spirit of free enterprise see what the market will bear. You already have the systems in place to bill for individual channels. The ball is in your court.
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I am also have the problem with Netflix losing my user credentials and it started just a few weeks back. From what I can tell it happens ever time my X1 box reboots, which is every day, since the box usually reboots around 3 AM every day. I do check the "remember me" box when entering my Netflix account credentials, but I still get asked to log in again every day. I'll try contacting Netflix to determine if the problem is on their side. How can we identify the ID of the X1 box if Netflix asks for it? Also, could this issue be related to the recent "free everything week" that Comcast offerred? I really like the convenience of Netflix right on the X1 box, but it is a real pain to have to enter my user credentials every day.
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