Enjoy this needless and pitiful exercise of power while you can, Comcast. There will come a time in the not-so-distant future when content providers like HBO and many others will get thier heads out of thier collective rears and realize that the internet has made legacy content distribution channels obsolete, and the economics associated with them obsolete as well. They will finally come to realize that they can make more profit by eliminating "middlemen" like you whose only modern role is to sit as the artifical gatekeeper of access to thier content. This is the same lesson that Tesla Motors is teaching the retail automotive industry. When that day comes, regardless of what new bells and whistles you have added to your services, I and many like me will not forget the way we have been treated in circumstances like this Roku/Smart TV issue. Folks like us will not be Comcast customers for one second longer than we have to be. The point in time at which we can make that glorious choice is hopefully nearly upon us. Our patience will be rewarded with freedom from you, and your arrogance will be punished with a Blockbusteresque corporate death spiral as your customers flee your service offering like it were a modern commercial plague.
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