I’ve been without a live cable connection for more than 3 years. When my then girlfriend moved in I had her convinced to do the same thing. She’s now my wife and years later we are enjoying a television free lifestyle.
Don’t get me wrong now… we watch plenty of videos and our 60” rear projection is on about 10-20% of the time with one more or television show on it. But the delivery method has changed dramatically.
Back in 2003 I owned a Tivo and I absolutely loved it. I saw it as the future of television. How little did I know that it was the future but for a mere 3 years.
These days we watch television on either Netflix via our xBox 360 or iTunes and our video library via AppleTV. For our on-time needs we turn to Hulu.com. We’ve never been happier!
All of the shows and movies we watch are completely commercial free… It is amazing how much those commercials can such life out of you!!!
My initial decision to cut the “cable” was a simple financial one. I looked at my various media and the ever growing cost of “cable” bill. Then it hit me… I could spend up to $100/month on movies and TV collections and outright own them. Then I could watch them anytime I wanted! I mean, the cable company bill had grown to $100 if you included the mid level package.
I’d highly suggest everyone make the same decision and cut the “cable” before it’s too late!