Saturday, October 31, 2009
They take their digital services even further by providing their customers with digital phone and digital internet connections that are reliable, fast and efficient. Comcast Cable customers enjoy these benefits without paying costly rates that can raise the monthly budget or cause people to go without.
Analog phone service provided a necessary means of communication for families and loved ones, but the service could be unreliable and the connection could include static or lost calls. With digital phone services, the connection is always clear and reliable. Comcast Cable offers their phone service at a low monthly price for local and long distance calls. They do not charge per minute, negating the need for counting the minutes you can spend with precious friends and family. They offer this service for the United States and Canada, any time of the day or night. They also offer other digital services that include call forwarding, call waiting, three-way calling for up to 12 features total that are already included in the monthly price. Comcast Cable makes it simple and affordable to have an in-house phone line without the added cost and expense of paying overages or waiting for “off-peak” hours to make important calls.
Comcast Cable also uses digital technology to increase bandwidth on their internet services. This decreases wait times for downloads and games, giving downloads an increased speed that surpasses DSL by up to two to three times more. They have done away with the need for dial-up connections altogether since broadband is always on. Now anybody with this service can get movies, games, music and videos to download, no matter how big the file, all at faster speeds. Comcast Cable also provides free security software that allows the surfer more protection while banking online, chatting, doing homework, or anything else. The security software adds protection to aid against unwanted spyware, viruses and popups. Comcast Cable customers have the security of knowing that they have the benefit of added protection.
For the money conscious customers that need or want it all without breaking the monthly budget, Comcast Cable also offers their bundled services. This provides the household with the two or three services it needs, while simplifying the monthly time and expense of paying additional providers.
Comcast Cable provides everything a household needs for entertainment and communication needs.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Charter Cable also provides added benefits like online customer support or traditional phone representatives for when its time to upgrade or change services, or to notify them in the event of a customer moving. They also offer online bill payment or payment by phone for customer convenience.
Charter Cable meets the needs and the budgets of any family with cable packages designed for the family. Get a few channels that keep the family entertained, or go for everything Comcast Cable has to offer. They leave it to the customer to decide what they can afford and what they want to pay for. Their monthly cable service also comes with Pay Per View options for new movie releases or fights, OnDemand features that allow customers to review their favorite movies and shows, HDTV formatting for higher resolution and enhanced surround sound, and Parental Controls that keep impressionable minds away from adult themes or violent content.
With digital technology, Charter Cable was able to expand to digital phone and internet services. Traditionally, cable companies did not have the means to supply all three services, but with advancements in digital feeds and broadband connections, it became possible to provide it all.
Charter Cable is able to provide their customers with a phone service that include ten basic features like call waiting, call return, call forwarding and more, with local and long distance calling to anywhere in the United States. They provide all of this, with digital quality and reliability, for one low monthly rate. Sometimes these rates are even cheaper than phone companies can offer.
Their internet service is digital, two to three times faster than DSL, with the conveniences of digital quality, like the permanent connection. The internet is always on, so no one has to wait for a dial up connection that is slow and unstable. Charter Cable also provides great customer service in that they offer free spyware and virus protection with every order. They give the benefit of added security for the family and the computer without the extra monthly cost of paying for a separate service or paying for monthly updates on existing software. The software automatically downloads updates to stay current for up to the minute protection.
To help their customers simplify the monthly bill-pay process without the added hassle of going to three different providers to pay three different monthly bills. They offer bundled packages that include two to three services for convenience and cost management. Customers can choose to get all three of these great services, with the cable-viewing package of their choice and the phone and internet service for an entire home package.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The technology that made this possible started with the digital feed that cable TV providers used to bring better pictures and sound, more reliability in service with the added benefits of HDTV, or High Definition programming. Additional benefits go further to include the use of the DVR, or Digital Video Recorder that can be used with the Pay Per View option that was developed. DVR allows the user to fast forward, pause or rewind live television events like new movie releases or even championship fights or live music concerts. Parental Controls were also added to give the adults in the house the ability to control the content their children are watching on TV. They have the option of keeping their children away from adult content or inappropriate material for their age group. To add to the benefit of Cable TV, providers have added channels so that now they have the opportunity to provide up to two hundred and fifty channels with everything from weather to ethnic programming and the theater.
Digital technology also opened the door for faster internet connections and speeds, blowing dial up out of the water. Digital, or broadband connections, are up to three times faster than DSL and the connection is never lost, as with dial up. Downloads are available now faster than ever, allowing for larger file downloads or transfers to get the latest in games, music, movies or videos without the slow wait time. Cable TV has also made security enhancements for internet services like free security software that downloads and updates automatically. This gives added protection against spyware, viruses and unwanted popups.
Cable TV providers did not stop there, though. They took digital technology to the next level with digital phone services that can be included in the monthly bill for a bundled package, saving the consumer time and money. Many providers offer their local and long-distance plan to anywhere in the United States or Canada for one low monthly rate. Many calling plans include ten to twelve features like call forwarding, call waiting and caller id included in the monthly rate.
It is possible to get all of these features in one low monthly rate to avoid paying three providers every month. When bundled, these great services are discounted to offset the monthly cost and benefit any budget. Many people opt to get the bundles because of the services provided and the cheaper rates.
Cable TV providers and services have grown to include so much more than just Cable TV. With the added benefits and services provided by digital cable, phone and internet connections, Cable TV has grown to offer entertainment and quality communication services.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Now, with advancements in digital cable, not only does Time Warner Cable offer digital cable, with better pictures and sound quality, but added benefits like HDTV formatting that brings enhanced clarity and surround sound to any show, movie or Pay Per View event being watched. DVR or the Digital Video Recorder they provide allows the customer to rewind, fast forward or pause live TV, or to use the service to watch their Movie on Demand feature that gives the customer the opportunity to watch any movie on the list anytime they want to. They have also used digital feeds to offer the customer Parental Controls to protect the young minds in the house from potentially harmful content and adult themes. Their digital quality service comes with at least two hundred and fifty channels to choose from. Time Warner Cable has the ability to provide great cable TV choices, but they took it further to give their customers even more.
Digital technology also offered Time Warner Cable to expand their services to provide excellent digital phone services. The digital quality in their phone service outshines the analog competition for reliability and quality. Digital phone service is the new standard in home phone products, not just for quality, but affordability as well. With Time Warner Cable, they offer low rates that allow the customer to stay in touch with friends and relatives anywhere in the United States and Canada for one low monthly rate. Customers use this service to stay on top of what is happening with family and friends without the hassle of counting minutes or paying for expensive overages on their monthly phone service.
Time Warner Cable goes even further to offer their patented Road Runner High-Speed Online Internet services. They offer this service to anyone that wants to surf the net at speeds that are up to eight Mbps faster than other internet technologies. Customers are using this service to download movies, music, games and videos without having to wait on unstable dial up connections or waste time on downloading large files. Their service also includes free anti-spyware software and online customer service that is available 24/7. Now customers can get amazingly fast speeds with safer surfing, thanks to Time Warner Cable technology.
To offer their customers the ultimate in convenience, Time Warner Cable offers these services in a bundled monthly bill. This saves the customer time and money, by providing and expedient way to pay three bills at once. They offer convenient bill-pay features online or the traditional customer service over the phone. They give their bundled services at discounted prices so that their customers can save additional money and get the cable TV programming, phone and internet services they want. All of this for one low monthly rate.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Dish Network proudly announced their opportunity to be the first pay-TV provider to air the A&E channel’s series “The Beast”, with the late Patrick Swayze. They will show it in their new HDTV 1080p formatting.
Dish Network customers have the option of watching their Dish Network channels in HD formatting, or using the new HDTV 1080p formatting on a Pay Per View, per movie basis. Dish Network has made this service easy and customer-friendly, downloading movies in the early am when there is less of a demand on the service and designing it to be used with the pre-existing remote that already comes with Dish Network service.
According to instructions, getting this high quality formatting is a simple process of selecting the DVR feature on the remote for an MPEG-4 HD DVR receiver, for customers that have it. After that, choose the DishONLINE feature. Alternatively, a customer can going to “Menu” on the remote control, selecting DISH On Demand and then DishONLINE. Look for the titles that have the 1080p after them on the list to get this feature. The HDTV 1080p movies are added to the customer’s DVR in the early morning hours, and are waiting on the customer the next day.
The first movie Dish Network aired in their HDTV 1080p is the movie I Am Legend, with actor Will Smith. Their selection has grown to include other movies available in the HDTV 1080p formatting, such as The Dark Knight, with Christian Bale, The Informers, Ghosts of Past Girlfriends, Next Day Air, Monsters and Aliens, Sunshine Cleaning, The Thaw and more. They also advertise coming movies like the new Disney Earth, being released October 16, 2009. With the enhanced imaging and surround sound quality, even the children in the home will be able to appreciate this educational and fun movie.
The new Dish Network feature has gotten positive reviews like the one from Brent Butterworth’s review, posted on CNET. Brent Butterworth is comparing the high-resolution quality to Blue-Ray, detecting only small differences. Another review posted from Sound & Video Magazine stated, “DISH 1080p immediately impressed me. [Its] brilliant colors and intricate details looked fantastic!”
These movies are stored on the Dish Network DVR, so customers have the option of using their DVR storage just for HDTV 1080p movies or using additional storage to keep their movies and their shows.
So far, Dish Network’s new HDTV 1080p formatting is a success among Dish Network customers, outshining other HD products and competing against Blue Ray quality. With more movies constantly becoming available in the HDTV 1080p formatting, there is no limit to the dramatic sight and sound improvements that come from this technological innovation.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Direct TV grew from a little known company with one dish to offer several dishes and over two hundred channels. They have developed several programming packages that can meet any monthly budget, many times, at cheaper rates than cable TV providers can offer them. The clear image and sound quality of their service has managed to impress almost everyone. They now boast of a customer base of up to 50 million consumers. Their programming content has grown to include children’s shows, music and sports channels, channels that offer 24/7 movies, and drama and lifetime shows.
Direct TV does not just offer programming packages. They offer programming packages that include ethnic, music and sports channels that cable TV providers do not offer. For the services and products that cable TV does have, Direct TV has developed their own.
They have several dishes and products that can be upgraded, with offers of free equipment or free installation on certain deals or packages. They automatically include Parental Controls to protect the young minds in the house from adult content and they offer a great movie selection along with local and cable channels. There is always something on to watch for everyone, no matter the time day or night, or the age.
Currently, they also offer goods and services like HDTV, the higher-resolution formatting that delivers the picture and sound with better quality and clarity. To take digital clarity to a new level, they also offer HDTV 1080p formatting, a resolution that was designed to mimic theater imaging and sound quality. Critics have stated the HDTV 1080p formatting as being comparable to Blue Ray. Direct TV also offers Pay Per View channels with the DVR, or the Digital Video Recorder that allows the viewer to watch live Pay Per View events like fights and music concerts with the ability to fast forward, rewind or pause them for convenience. The DVR is also useful as storage, to record shows on one channel while watching shows on another channel. The customer has the luxury of watching their shows on their time, without having to make time or change the schedule to do it. They do not have to miss what they want to watch while someone else takes a turn, the recorded shows are always there when they are ready to see them.
Direct TV has as much to offer as any cable TV package on the market today, without the additional cost that seems to come with the expensive cable TV providers. Often times, people prefer Direct TV to cable TV because of the competitive services and products and the more than competitive pricing.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Time Warner Cable did this to give people an additional resource for information on products, services and other useful links, such as their bill payment link and link to find Payment Locations. This is helpful for the busy family with hectic schedules, especially if a family subscribes to one of Time Warner Cable’s bundles. Instead of having to pay three monthly providers, the bundles allow three monthly services to be paid for at once, in one bill. When done online, at the Time Warner Cable MyServices, this only saves more valuable time that can be better spent somewhere else. Or, if new to the area, customers have the ability to find Payment Centers, to pay in person, if they prefer.
For the customers on a non-traditional work schedule, that find it hard to get to a phone or a webpage during regular Monday through Friday, eight to five hours, this website is the perfect resource, due to its availability and in-depth information found there. This page has the Time Warner Cable products and services featured, with links to information on their site. You can click on the Learn link to get a better understanding of the features and options they have for you, or you can go to the Shop link to order the services you have reached a decision about.
This web page has the ability for live chat, 24/7, for those that need online support in finding the correct information or placing an order. Or, an interested individual can opt to call or email them. FAQs concerning frequently asked questions for the services they provide are also listed. The answers to these questions and other information pertaining to customer service are provided on this page. The customer support service is detailed and thorough, with in individual sections for Account and Billing, Digital Cable, High-Speed Online services and Digital Phone. There are even sections for Time Warner Cable Policies and information on Cable Theft.
The Time Warner Cable website has much to offer the individual looking for service or the family that already has service through Time Warner Cable. With the valuable resources Time Warner Cable has prepared online, any questions or concerns can be answered, and upgrades to service, or address changes can be made. All of this is possible to gain access to from the comfort of an individual’s home. So, whether a person currently has service through Time Warner Cable, or a person is just looking into subscribing to cable or other services through them, their home page is a valuable tool that should not be overlooked.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
They offer their homepage for free use to Charter Cable subscribers. This home page can be personalized and used to find links to interesting news articles and videos on a variety of topics. These topics include News, Sports, Movies, and Games, among other services. For quick links, they include Web searches, Yellowbook and ebay. These links are designed to give busy families all the information they need on various subjects of interest on one webpage. This page can save time normally reserved for surfing, and allows family members that share computers the time needed to have an individual turn.
Especially designed to help families with growing children, Charter carries a Learning Pack that includes contributions from Nick Jr, AWARD Funways, Clever Island, DK Learning, HOOPAH, Encyclopedia Britannica and Boston Test Prep, which helps teens prepare for the SATs. This is a one-stop link for children in the home that need help with homework, or the teens that need help preparing for tests. This is a service that is specialized to help the education of the youth in the home.
They also have a Variety Pack, which does include educational games and the Encyclopedia Britannica, but that goes beyond education with Shockwave Unlimited, which gives access to over 500 games and puzzles for family entertainment. It also includes a link to American Greetings.com, where the family can choose a pre-made card or create one. The package also has links to the Weather Channel, the NHL and the MLB.com. These packages add convenience to the daily lives and sometimes-hectic schedules of busy families. They are intended to be a central source for necessary links that provide timesaving information to help the family grow.
The page itself is formatted to be user-friendly, with easy to find links. It has an online easy to read TV Guide. It also has a three-day forecast that can be set by zip code to get the local weather. There is a link to listen to Charter Radio while surfing and a Market Watch section that allows the user access to information on the stock market.
With all of these extra features, Charter Cable has proven itself as more than just a cable TV provider. Charter Cable is the one-stop source to meet the demands of a family’s budget for cable TV, internet and phone services, while adding options to help meet the individual educational and entertainment needs of the whole family.
This page is an important resource for the family, adding value to any internet service or bundled monthly package. It is a help to any family on a budget, with a busy schedule. Charter Cable has built a page for the family that utilizes the internet for surfing, or for homework assignments on current affairs and other school related projects. Charter Cable built this page to give back to its customers.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Direct TV website offers the current deals and promotions being run, previews and sneak peeks to coming shows or movies. It also offers new information on Direct TV news, so the subscriber can get the latest news and updates. They have links that include an online TV Guide, under their What’s on TV link, along with other links to Packages, Premiums, HD, Sports, International programming, and Equipment. These links are complete with information on that particular subject and can answer many questions. They can also serve to help sign up for service, upgrade on existing service or to look for product and service promotions.
For the customers that are interested in looking a little deeper, Direct TV also offers excellent customer service options that can be utilized online, instead of waiting to contact someone during business hours. Direct TV has posted their The DIRECTV Customer Promise, for anyone to read it. There are links to Direct TV FAQs, with their Answer Center, or a customer can take advantage of the direct links to customer service emails, for English or Spanish speaking customers. Customers can also visit the DIRECTV Community, a forum, to talk with other Direct TV customers in the case of any technical questions. Moreover, if that is still not enough, Direct TV also has a toll-free number to get in touch with them. There is also a customer service number for the hearing impaired.
For other topics concerning customer service, there is additional information. Direct TV made it easy to find and easy to read. There is an online tutorial that gives information n all the services that are available through their web site. Or, the customer is free to peruse links on their own. This site has information on promotions that are only available to Direct TV customers, rebate redemption, and a place to enter a change of address, if moving. If the customer is environmentally conscious, Direct TV obliges with a place to sign up for paperless billing.
Direct TV offers many options for entertainment in the home and they created a place to go to for help to utilize those options. They wanted their customers to get the best use out of their services for the best experience possible. Old and new customers, alike, have a place to go to for convenient bill pay options and other customer service needs, or just to find out what is on their favorite channel. They can find programming options for upgrades or find out what the newest movie release is. Interested surfers that are looking for other home entertainment options have the chance to see the latest promotions and newest features, in advance, to make informed decisions on what would be the best provider for their family and budget.
This web site is a useful tool and resource to all that want to take advantage of it.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Comcast Cable also offers a free homepage at Comcast.net that is a proven resource for information and entertainment. The page is free to monthly internet subscribers, and offers immediate benefits that can be utilized by anyone, no matter what the personal interests are.
With Comcast.net, Comcast Cable has built a one-stop source for links to games, music, news, email and voice mail and an online TV Guide. There are even links to News Trivia games and Comcast.net blogs. Everything a person needs to get started with daily surfing can be done on this page, without the extra time it takes to jump from one site to the next.
Comcast Cable gives access to voice mail subscribers online, using Comcast.net. Just sign in to check existing voice mail or check for notifications on new voice mail. Subscribers can even listen to voice mail on line through this service.
When it comes to information links, Comcast Cable has put together a comprehensive list of links to satisfy any surfer’s need to know. Comcast Cable has links to News that include links to the top stories of the day and reviews on the news in the past week. The page also provides valuable links to videos as well as articles. The News links include links for National News, World News and links to find local news.
Concerned citizens can keep abreast of important changes in the world around them, on a local level or around the country and world, without leaving the page they are on. Alternatively, they can satisfy their need for information through links on current news in the worlds of Sports, Entertainment, Science, Health, Technology, Politics, and Finance.
Sports fans can catch up or stay current with favorite teams or big games, with the Sports News link. This link covers the latest news for football, basketball, baseball, golf and more. It keeps up with the latest news relevant to the players and games of the most popular teams.
Science buffs can get new information on the Science link about the most current news with NASA or look to see how science is affecting the world, in general, with information on science in agriculture or in the fight against terrorism.
The Entertainment link has articles and videos on the latest celebrity news and movie reviews. Or look through celebrity photographs and mug shots. This link carries all of the latest news links to the most popular stars and musicians, keeping current on the most famous and the notorious.
With Comcast Cable at Comcast.net, the subscriber can catch up or stay current on any topic of interest he or she has in a matter of minutes, plus check email and voice mail. This is a valuable timesaving resource that can be utilized by any subscriber, anywhere there is internet access.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
They also brought quality customer care services straight to the home with their user-friendly website. This page is full of useful information on Dish Network products and services that include links to FAQs that answer important questions on services and customer care options.
Existing customers can utilize this page for upgrades on programming packages to their existing services, check out the newest award-winning equipment, or just to find out what deals are currently available in that area. Interested individuals seeking information on current Dish Network promotions can read over the site to find the information there. The informational sections Dish Network has on their webpage are the sections for Packages, Premiums, Sports, the International section, Receivers, TV Everywhere and the FAQ section. These sections cover a wide range of material and information and are extremely helpful for Dish Network subscribers and
It should be noted, however, that Dish Network also set up an amazing Support section on their website that can be accessed to gain necessary information on contacting Dish Network directly, by phone, live chat, virtual agent or email. There is a Welcome Center where subscribers can set up an online account for bill pay or programming management, or to check out the latest in Dish Network deals that are available exclusively to customers. There are also tips on how to get the most out of your Dish Network equipment. There is a section for ClubDISH. This section is promotional and offers valuable credits and benefits for the subscriber on monthly services. The Welcome Center also has a link to follow for change of address, so you can get set up with Dish Network at your new address and a list of FAQ’s to help with any unanswered questions or concerns.
New customers might want to take a look at the Entertain link and follow it to the DishSTUDIO section where they can find previews to new releases and information on the latest sports events. Or they can look up information on Dish Network’s HDTV 1080p formatting, or other Dish Network’s products. There are additional links to learn about Dish Network’s interactive TV, with News and Weather, Games and Learning, Sports, Shopping and more.
With Dish Network, the customer isn’t just left with equipment and a user’s guide. Dish Network offers their webpage as a resource and useful tool for customers. This allows the customer to get so much more than a monthly pay-TV service. It is an additional free service for utilization with the monthly subscription that enhances the use of Dish Network products and services.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
For customers, this means digital quality and more reliable service at more affordable rates. For cable TV providers, this means a more efficient way to bring the needs and desires of the public to the home, on an individual basis. With the original cable lineup, that first became available for home use, there were limited channels with limited cable and a standard bill. Now the average customer has several choices over which programming package they want, and the monthly rate can be negotiated at sign up, with special pricing and deals the cable TV providers offer.
There have been additions of other products and services to monthly cable service that the original cable subscribers never thought of. Features such as Pay Per View channels, VOD, or Video on Demand and DVR units, or Digital Video Recorders are now available to all but the most basic monthly plan. The inclusion of these extra features has brought even more choices, options and luxuries to the table for the average household on a budget.
However, emerging technologies from other companies demanded even more, so to stay competitive, cable TV providers also developed additional products to add to their monthly services. Products like Broadband internet access, with increased speeds for surfing, streaming and downloading, have become extremely popular, because the internet connection is always on. Broadband is always connected, due to digital feed, which allows it to bring internet into the home, 24/7, at speeds that are faster than DSL, by three to eight Mbps, depending on the company. The outdated method of dial up, that dropped connections and literally took hours to download large files, simply cannot keep up with Broadband competition. People find that using Broadband, not only allows for quicker surfing times, but delivers more options for downloads, products and quality and clarity of videos, music and web cams.
Cable TV providers also grew to include digital phone services, with the inclusion of features like call waiting, which the phone companies are still charging for. Cable TV providers are able to bring digital clarity and reliable services, with the additional features added (ten to 12, depending on provider), for more affordable service and better connections. Many times, these providers can also add unlimited local and long-distance calling to predetermined areas or regions, for no additional charges. This allows them to stay competitive with the phone companies and the cellular carriers, allowing for cheaper monthly plans in the home, negating the need for expensive cell phone bills.
With the advancement of digital technologies and more cost-effective ways to produce quality products and services to the home, cable TV providers have answered several of the needs today’s family have. Today, families can get their basic communication and entertainment needs met through the local cable TV provider.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
It is hard to remember what we did for entertainment before we had cable TV channels to keep us occupied. They help us keep up with our soaps and nighttime dramas or the local news, weather and sports. Cable has certainly advanced in programming, too, with the addition of up to two hundred and fifty channels to choose from. Programming alternatives have come in with the cable packages companies have put together to meet the needs of almost any budget. It is much different than when cable was originally made available to the public.
Now, there is something on for everyone, with kids’ shows, aired by Disney and Animal Planet, or ABCFamily. In addition, Mom and Dad have a lot more to choose from than just the original HBO and Cinemax channels that came with cable when it first came out. Or the adults have several sports channels now that keep them current on favorite teams, big games and scores.
Now, the entire family can be entertained with the touch of a button. For the families that choose options like the DVR, or Digital Video Recorder, they never have to worry about missing anything, because while they are watching one show, the DVR can record another one, to view later.
The biggest, most popular addition was the Pay Per View option that cable companies were able to offer through digital feed. With Pay Per View, companies like Time Warner were able to bring “real time” championship fights and games to the comfort of the family living room. Used with the DVR function, the Pay Per View option gets even better, because DVR makes it possible to fast forward through commercials or pause live television to restock on snacks. Pay Per View also offers newly released movies to save time and money at the movie store.
Digital feed also allowed cable companies to promote better products that were more reliable. Remember the days when the cable would go out if it stormed too hard? Now, the feed is stronger and more durable, able to withstand bad weather. It is there as a useful tool for forecasts and emergency weather bulletins.
Digital feed has given the cable industry a make over. With new advances in technology and performance, we can only imagine what may be right around the corner for home entertainment in the future. Whatever it may be, local companies like Time Warner Cable are sure to be at the forefront for providing their customers with the latest in cable programming products and services.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
In today’s economy, it is hard to get ahead, or just to stay afloat in business, depending on the product or service that is sold. For the entrepreneur that wants to start a business and get the word out, the prospect of paying much needed money for professional advertising can be daunting.
The fact is that, usually, there just are not enough customers for a new business to cover the overhead and turn the profit needed. In order to get customers, a business owner usually needs to advertise, and advertise in the appropriate places, to make sure his or her product or service is seen and/or heard by the right crowd.
For the struggling entrepreneur or new business owner, Cable TV might offer some relief in the form of cheaper advertising rates.
Depending on your Cable TV provider, the rates can vary from company to company. Or they can vary according to different service areas handled by the same company. All information and rates should be verified and confirmed to ensure the best rate possible for your company at the time of sign-up.
Cable TV ads are cheaper than billboards, long-standing newspaper advertisements or full-page ads, and cost less to get more exposure. Get your commercial on an entertainment medium that is viewed by thousands of potential customers daily. Cable TV reaches people in your neighborhood or people on the other side of town. Let everyone know that your business is open and ready to serve.
This offers anyone the opportunity to accomplish their advertisement goals on a much smaller budget, with the potential of reaching more people. With the help of advertising on your local Cable TV network, you get the benefit of hundreds of viewers at differing times of the day and night, which can catch everybody, no matter what their work schedule is.
Cable TV companies can help you get the word out through their local channels, showing a small company logo on the screen, or some companies actually take it one-step further and offer short commercials that can be shown with commercials from other local businesses on one channel. Other Cable TV companies can send professional photographers to your place of business to take pictures and place their pictures of your business, with a company message and show them on the TV Guide channel. Everyone that tunes in that night to see what is on the Guide will see your advertised product or service.
And, although they do cost more your other two options for Cable TV advertising would be The Weather Channel, with the scrolling messages along the bottom of the screen. The Weather Channel has done this for years. The other option would be a full screen ad, which, unlike The Weather Channel and the TV Guide, will give your business full-screen exposure, with more attention drawn to your company.
Find out what your local cable TV provider can do for your business and your budget. Your Cable TV provider wants to help your business grow and save you some of the money you work so hard for.
Friday, October 02, 2009
CNET.com is a trusted, well-respected online product and software review site. It gives up-and-coming software developers a forum to try out new products, allowing them to get consumer feedback, before they go on the market. The site is used by beginners and well-known programming talents, giving free software, or free-to-try software for PCs, digital cameras and cell phones, both for technical and recreational uses. CNET built their site to be both programmer and user-friendly, with any one software product having up to 100,000 downloads or more at any one time. CNET.com also provides honest reviews on the latest technology and products, pointing out the good and bad points, for the general public that wants a professional opinion, or that just does not have time to hunt down all the information themselves.
CNET.com has reviewed Dish Network products, like their Dish Network ViP722 HD DVR. This product was picked as CNET’s Editor’s Choice for February 2008, and received four out of five stars on CNET’s Editor’s Rating. A four star rating from CNET, as stated on their website, means, “A product that receives a rating in this range is superior in so many ways that its relatively few drawbacks are not very important”.
CNET’s product summary stated that Dish Network’s ViP722 HD DVR has a high capacity and receives and records new MPEG-4 AVC programming. This includes the local channels and HD channels that were not previously viewable with older models of Dish Network receivers. They go on to list the 30-second skip function for commercials, and the dual output that can accommodate a second TV. They also gave a good report for the Dish Network ViP722 HD DVR’s capability to record up to three High Definition shows at once, all while playing back a fourth show for viewing. CNET closed their positive product review complimenting the Dish Network’s receiver for its quick response time, “well-designed, highly customizable interface” and the search function on the receiver that includes search history. The editor also noted the remote control, calling it “superb”, the receiver’s “impressive image quality”, and the USB port that allows for media players and hard drives for more storage.
The user reviews listed on this site included quotes such as,” This is an incredible product.” with “Excellent quality picture; sufficient HD channel choices!” listed among the pros of the Dish Network ViP722. Other quotes were, “ Stable & responsive” and “Very easy to set up and use.”
While there were some cons listed about the Dish Network ViP722, the CNET “bottom line” on this product states, ”The Dish Network ViP622 and 722 are among the most fully featured and versatile high-def DVRs you can buy today.”
CNET has also reviewed other Dish Network products such as the Dish Network ViP622 with 200-hour DVR, the Dish Network TR-40 CRA and the Dish Network DTVPal, converter boxes with an electronic program guide, the Dish Network DVR 510 with 200-hour DVR, the Dish Network DP625 and more.
CNET gave good reviews to a good product that will do the job it was built for.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Digital Globe Services makes it clear that they will not “share, rent, lease, or sell your personal information (e.g. your email address, your credit card information, your name, your address, etc.) to any third party for their independent use or benefit.”
Additionally, Charter Cable is up to date on the Phishing scams that are used to gain personal information from unsuspecting internet surfers, and specifically, Charter Cable customers. Charter Cable provides customer support in the form of their News and Alerts page on the Charter Cable homepage. These alerts give examples of appearance of emails sent in phishing scams and information on what to look for, provided as a free service to help the customer protect his or her privacy and the privacy of the family. Their News and Alerts page gives up to nine examples of Phishing emails, with specific information on the phishing scams that have been geared towards Charter Communications.
In general, the emails come with threats to discontinue email accounts that are not “verified” with personal information, such as user names and passwords and addresses. If read carefully, some of the phishing emails have misspellings or spellings that are not typically used in America, like the spelling “centre” for the word “center”, etc. And, while others do look quite professional, with the Charter Cable logo, and technical terms such as System Wide Security Audit or SWSA, used to lure unsuspecting customers into thinking Charter Cable had to initiate such a procedure due to problems in the system, Charter Cable has repeatedly stated that they would not request such personal information be relayed over an unsecured channel, like email.
Charter Cable is concerned for the online security of their customer’s personal information and strives to give the best security they possibly can, while allowing the customer the freedom to surf the web and pay bills and shop without the added burden of worrying about the personal information that is going out the Internet.