Thursday, October 28, 2010

I am appalled with Insight Communications

We don't watch TV a lot. But on occasion, we do allow our children to watch preapproved shows. In general, I am pretty dissatisfied with children's programming. So when I do allow television usage, I opt for either PBS or the On Demand menu channel option through our cable company, Insight Communications. We have as basic a cable as we could get. We don't need a lot of channels, but the fact that many programs can be found on On Demand were intriguing to us.

While choosing a program from the On Demand menu, there is a preview screen that continuously plays. Frequently, those previews showcase sexual innuendos, gun usage, and recently, halloween-themed-murder-and-mayhem flicks. The previews are incredibly inappropriate for ANY young viewer.

A couple weeks back I called Insight Communications to complain. I was told nothing could be done. We all pay for this service. Shouldn't we be allowed to choose what is shown in that little preview box? Or at the very least there should be an option to turn it off!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Do you have this option on your television?

1 comment:

  1. We don't have on demand here...at least I don't think we do LOL. Living in the Alaska bush we don't have many choices, but when we lived in PA our own demand had the same thing. Yes, I do think there should be a way to turn that off. I never used our own demand except for DH and I to watch movies after Ansley had gone to bed. But if I would not have wanted her to see that. I try to always make sure the tv is turned onto an appropriate channel after DH or I finish watching it, just in case Ansley does watch TV it will not come on to a show with inappropriate languge etc when we turn it on for her.
    -Amanda
    www.adventuresinansleyland.blogspot.com

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