Comment RV Re: Beginning of something more.


Cable TV subscribers down for the first time


Beginning of something more. (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-03-20 14:43 (#Q8)

I'm seriously thinking about cutting the cord. It's so damn expensive for what you get. Even the ability to DVR shows is not really worth it compared to Netflix and Hulu Plus - and those are the only two I've paid for. Just imagine if I squandered the $150+ per month I'm spending on cable on internet services instead.

The only things keeping me from doing it: current shows I like and the ability to find new ones at random. Still... I could really use that money. Those shows are only going to keep me from cutting the cord for so long. The day my favorites go off the air, there'll be a curious "schnick!" sound in AT&T's ears...

Re: Beginning of something more. (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-03-22 01:53 (#RG)

I stopped regularly watching television almost 14 years ago and I really don't feel like I'm missing anything. It seems like such a waste of time to me now.

Re: Beginning of something more. (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-03-23 22:12 (#RV)

I think it's about 15 years off cable for us. We seriously do not miss it one single bit. We declared the money saved each month to be our DVD budget, and we rarely cut into that too deeply. We have half a wall of shelves full of legitimately purchased DVDs and we saved money - rather a lot of it - in the process.

Take that, Rupert Murdoch, you slimy SOB.


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2014-03-24 13:28 Informative +1

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