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COMCAST HAS DELETED TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES FROM MY CABLE LINE-UP!

In Houston. Replaced with "Comcast Sports Network."

I AM ONE PISSED-OFF QUEEN!

by Anonymousreply 3610/13/2012

Oh my god, I'm motified. They just moved it to another channel.

My TiVo notified me of the deletion but not of the addition.

Please disregard.

by Anonymousreply 110/10/2012

What channel is it now OP/R1? I'm in Houston too.

by Anonymousreply 210/10/2012

Well I'm glad you still have it - I've been disappointed with some of their latest movie selections but I still couldn't do without it.

by Anonymousreply 310/10/2012

I think they got in trouble for showing "I Don't Give a Flying Fuck" a few years back. That did TCM in.

by Anonymousreply 410/10/2012

It moved from 739 to 769. TiVo only detected a change in the line-up on the oid channel; the addition of the new channel didn't register to them as a notification-worthy change, which I understand now.

by Anonymousreply 510/10/2012

Comcast is the devil!

by Anonymousreply 610/10/2012

For the record, it was "Who Gives A Flying Fuck?"

by Anonymousreply 710/10/2012

That was the first film in the series, r7. "I Don't Give a Flying Fuck" was the sequel with Donald O'Connor replacing Van Johnson.

by Anonymousreply 810/10/2012

"I Don't Give a Flying Fuck" may not be the best film of the series, but I'll always love it for Ann Miller tap-dancing a storm around those phone booths during the "Call Somebody Who Cares" number.

by Anonymousreply 910/10/2012

Christ, bitches. Just switch to U-verse if your cable company ever cancels the channel. It's 790 on U-verse, and I'm in Houston, too.

by Anonymousreply 1010/10/2012

Wish we could get U-verse in our neighborhood.

by Anonymousreply 1110/10/2012

I can't get U-verse here either. Comcast has a contract or something.

by Anonymousreply 1210/10/2012

U-verse is decent, but it has it's drawbacks too. They dropped the Hallmark Channels over 2 years ago and seems like they won't ever work out a deal to bring them back.

They nearly dropped the AMC channels (IFC and WE) earlier this summer when Dish Network did, but they worked out a deal at the absolute last minute.

And apparently they just agreed to terms with all of the Fox channels (not including Fox Sports), but they warned us that they might let them go too.

Overall though I have less complaints about U-Verse than my previous carrier - Time Warner

by Anonymousreply 1310/11/2012

[quote]"I Don't Give a Flying Fuck" may not be the best film of the series, but I'll always love it for Ann Miller tap-dancing a storm around those phone booths during the "Call Somebody Who Cares" number.

My favorite line in the song is "...and here's a dime so stick it up your ass!"

by Anonymousreply 1410/11/2012

Are they really remaking "I Don't Give a Flying Fuck" with James Franco and (gasp!) Lindsey Lohan?? Can she tap dance? Can he sing? Can they both look like they don't give a fuck?

by Anonymousreply 1610/11/2012

Sandra Dee was sublime in "Gidget Gives a Flying Fuck"

by Anonymousreply 1710/11/2012

My dance number in Busby Berkeley's "Fuck You Very Much" was especially sublime.

by Anonymousreply 1810/11/2012

Disney's 1972 "Herbie Gives a Flying a Fudge" was a low point in that studio's history.

by Anonymousreply 1910/11/2012

Of course the original French film "Je ne donne pas une baise volant" is superior to the Hollywood remake.

by Anonymousreply 2010/11/2012

Comcast is gradually eliminated offspring channels of premium movies. Referring to their HD. And, yes, this includes HBO 2 HD; HBO Family HD; ActionMax HD; ThrillerMax HD; Starz Black HD; etc.

Comcast is jettisoning those ones mentioned to On Demand.

Part of this is to open up slots to bring in HD of non-premiums. Whether it's Bloomberg Television HD, C-Span HD, C-Span 2 HD -- it's a corporate decision.

Move has been made in Chicago area. Some others as well.

by Anonymousreply 2110/11/2012

Too bad OP cause "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" just started!

by Anonymousreply 2210/11/2012

R13, you meant "fewer" not "less". Learn English.

by Anonymousreply 2310/12/2012

I read that this is part of a plan they devised during the Hockey Strike (whenever that was).

They were shocked that things like bowling and pool pulled numbers almost as high as professional hockey (and cost next to nothing to produce), so now they're convinced that their audience will watch any damned thing as long as you call it "sports" and they're probably right.

by Anonymousreply 2410/12/2012

[quote]Who watches Turner Movie Classic? Obviously, not many people or Comcast would not have demoted it.

How is it a "demotion" to be moved from 739 to 769?

by Anonymousreply 2510/12/2012

Lots of people watch Turner Classic Movies because there are still a lot of well-minded people in this country who appreciates the classic films. In terms of presentation and programming, it's one of the best cable stations there is. Their end of the year memoriams are the best and Robert Osborn is a total class act.

by Anonymousreply 2610/12/2012

For the most part, this was a Classic Datatlounge Thread.

Nice to have one after such a long drought.

by Anonymousreply 2710/12/2012

I picture OP tearing his muumuu to shreds in anger, removing his earing, and dialing up Comcast on his rotary phone to register his complaints. "Now don't get uppity with me sister, Mother and I are missing the Gene Tierney marathon here, and you don't want to get mother angry." Then slamming the phone down in an embarrassed fluster when he realizes they changed the station lineup.

by Anonymousreply 2810/12/2012

I went through the same thing with Charter, OP, but it turns out that it was because I was getting more HD quality channels, and all the numbers had to change because of it.

Well, imagine my squeals of delight when I learned that TCM was among the channels to receive the upgrade! Yes, I now watch my movies in full screen and high fidelity. Life is good.

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2012

TCM isn't as good as it was even a year ago. They are repeating too many films, even awful late-night underground torture porn/grindhouse shit like "The Town That Dreaded Sundown". They need to focus on odd, truly innovative stuff like the Japanese film "Hausu", which was so far ahead of its time, it's hard to think of a film it hasn't influenced in some way.

by Anonymousreply 3010/12/2012

Still waiting on Merle Oberon thread.

by Anonymousreply 3110/12/2012

That's what I was wondering r29, if it was available in HD. It isn't in HD with my cable system, so I don't watch it much. SD just looks so shitty on an HDTV. If they ever upgrade it, I'm sure I'll watch it more.

by Anonymousreply 3210/12/2012

How is HD important with old movies? I've always assumed they'd look the same.

by Anonymousreply 3310/12/2012

DishNetwork dumped AMC, IFC, and Sundance, but added Glenn Beck's Blaze Network.

by Anonymousreply 3410/12/2012

[quote]How is HD important with old movies? I've always assumed they'd look the same.

That's what I thought, but no, it makes a huge difference, even on the B&W. The picture is larger on the screen, and (I'm not sure how to describe this) the greys are deeper and richer. Seriously, it's like going from seeing 25 shades between white and black to seeing 100.

by Anonymousreply 3510/13/2012

Thank you r28 for govong me a much needed laugh

by Anonymousreply 3610/13/2012
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