JANUARY 27, 1997

 The Edwards Agency

Opinion

Guest Column

Playboy Channel scrambling leaves little to the imagination

Playboy Channel by Pam L. Williams
Has anyone else in town has noticed that TCI Cable Channel 99 is The Playboy Channel in the evening? It is supposed to be scrambled, but it does not leave too much to the imagination, especially the sound! This is usually CNBC during the day, but after resetting our TV following the channel changes, I was shocked at what was going on at 8 p.m.
   TCI says there is no better scrambling system. Looks pretty scrambled to me on some of those movie channels or when there is a ball game on. You can have the repair department come out and filter it more at the line to your house, they said.
   Maybe if enough people complain or have them come out and fix this on an individual basis, someone will start to take notice. With all the concern over everything from cyberporn to children's beauty pageants, seems like this should be a pretty big priority with people.
   I hope that everyone with children will let TCI know that this is just one more source of disgusting, sick broadcasting we don't want. Isn't there something we can do to get rid of it?

Pam L. Williams is a resident of Woodinville.