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Time Warner Cable Blocking OTA Digital Channels
By Anonymous ~ Posted Wed, 03/25/2009 - 12:36am
I have two HDTV's with built in Digital tuner and was able to receive OTA digital signals from my local Public Broadcasting (WXXI) and Network channels using "rabbit ears". My digital signal however would sometimes fade so I had basic cable installed to improve reception. Now I can receive only analog signals on my HDTV because Time Warner cable is blocking my access to free OTA digital signals. I called them and they told me I had to purchase digital cable to receive digital TV. When I questioned this mentioning the must carry rule, they told me to UNPLUG the cable. How can TIME WARNER block digital signals which I could receive OTA with a rabbit-ear antenna for free. Is this not illegal and what can be done about it. I am furious. The cable installers were at my house for 4 hours installing a cable "service" which is prohibiting me from receiving DTV and never told me my digital signal would now be blocked.
There oughta be a law and I believe there is. How can it be enforced!
Anyway I am royally P.O.d about this - something needs to be done about it.