Prompted by the Satellite vs. Cable thread http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=57744 I have a question I hope someone can answer. Ever since I “upgraded” to digital cable, from regular (analog?), I have had a strange, and annoying as hell, problem. I am on AT&T - which recently bought our old company, MediaOne - and I have a 25" Zenith that’s a few years old (don’t know exactly). When I am using the cable remote to check the Program Guide, using the guide scroll keys, the TV will switch from channel 3 to something else, thus interrupting the cable. A quick Last Channel, from a 3rd party remote programmed for the TV sets things right. But, jeez, this is really a pain in the ass. The AT&T folks have swapped out my remote a couple times, but the result is the same. I’m about ready to tell AT&T to give me back my old analog service. One reason for stalling, the digital package, with more channels, is less than the analog pack I was on, and I gotta go to the top end package to get SciFi, and someother favs.
By the way, I think the Program Guide on digital really sux, the analog guide was mucho better.