I gotta admit the only thing I miss about our horrible cable company was the public access channel. All cities have different standards and some wonderful person took the cable company to court which ruled it could not censor anything after 10pm on San Francisco Cable. Everything from live reports from the Exotic Erotic Ball to the Guy who sat on a stool, wore a Viking Cap showed Hard core porn and screamed nasty 4 letter insults at his callers - we got it all. Some very twisted but way better than the networks! I must admit the night I got bored of the X files and turned on public access and a grainy video was on and a guy was talking about seeing through the electrical lines and listening to the voices in them was without a doubt the scariest thing I have ever seen. Sort of like the movie, 'The Ring' but very very real. ANyways....WHY NO PUBLIC ACCESS ON DIRECTV OR DISH? They made just about every cable company have one channel of PA and the FCC regulates cable along with satellite.