As many of Comcast subscribers probably do, I hated Comcast. I’m an avid On Demand watcher and that feature rarely worked when I wanted it to. Nor did the Menu function, so I couldn’t browse by my favorite channels. And I couldn’t watch what I wanted from the comfort of my bed because the little box thing in the bedroom only carried the basic channels and no on demand. And I needs me RHO-whatever while I’m lying down!!
So, when Tim told me that the UVerse angel had arrived to offer us the service in our neighborhood, we were in. We signed up for all the bells and whistles, and hooked up all six of our TVs to our brand, spanking, new UVerse. I spent alllll day at home Friday and half the night waiting while lil Rodney came and hooked us up. And this weekend, Aidan and I enjoyed the new luxuries of UVerse.
Until, last night. I was recording Jerseylicious, see, because RHOA trumps that on my Sunday viewing schedule. I have to watch RHO…, then Married to Medicine, then I’ll check out what happened on Jerseylicious. It’s what I do on Sundays. An.t.way….like I was saying, Jerseylicious was recording, Nadia was watching ratchetness in her room, Aidan was watching Disneyness in his room, and I was watching RHOA in the den. So, we had three TVs goin’ and the DVR and life was grand.
Then I decided that I wanted to go into the bedroom and possibly just maybe fold the clothes. I went to turn on the bedroom TV, and UVerse wasn’t havin’ it. Y’all, they told me that all our UVerse services were in use, so if I wanna watch TV in my bedroom, I have to turn off another TV. So I immediately got up with some tech support.
She explained….there are only FOUR streams allowed to go into your house. So one was being used up by Jerseylicious, right? You follow me. Which meant that we could only watch live TV on three TVs right then, or we had to not record Jerseylicious.
So, you mean to tell me that basically, and in real life, you let us hook up six TVs, but we can only do 4 things at a time. That’s what you’re saying to us UVerse? You’re saying that if we want to DVR two programs at once, then only two of us can watch different channels? You’re saying that if we have guests at our home and all 6 TVs are going, that we can really only be watching 4 channels??
Who does that? And WHY on God’s green earth didn’t the UVerse devil explain this to us when he hooked up SIX TVs knowing that only 4 would show something different??
We have a right to be outraged. This will obviously affect us, because as soon as everybody got home and started watching TV, it became a problem. PLUS, why would you sell someone a package and not tell them such an important fact?
You tell me, blogland, ain’t that janky of them? Is there another solution? Do we need to read more books? ’Cause I’m thinking we’re about to go crawling back to Comcast with our tail between our legs.