First Cablevision slowly took away all my favorite channels. History channel one week, discovery channel the next, then the travel channel, and others – all removed from basic cable. That wasn’t good enough though. Next they decided that they would no longer supply analog service, so now you need either a digital tuner or a cable box to watch tv. I have both on different tv sets and they one thing they both have in common is that you can’t flip through stations unless you are very, very patient. I’m not a big verizon fan, but they may be the lesser of 2 evils. Now if only Fios would make it to my neighborhood.