Cutting the Cord

Several years ago, I realized I was tired of paying for TV channels that never watched and didn’t want. But, I wasn’t sure what to do other than put up with it, or stop watching TV altogether. Then I found out about a third option: Cutting the cord and watching TV online.

I had heard about such, but imagined it involved crowding in front of a computer screen. I preferred to watch TV on my TV. Little did I know, I could watch TV online … on my TV.

The bad news was that it meant buying new devices for the house. And I was looking to spend less money, not more. Then, I ran the numbers, and there was the good news. In less than three months, the new device was covered by the cable savings, and in less than four months, I was ahead of the game.

Now, depending on how far you go with new devices and services, and how much you’re willing to change your viewing habits, you could spend more … or less … than I did.

Interested? Then let’s dig a little deeper and see if cutting the cord is for you.

Cable “Lite”

Generally, cutting the cord means canceling your cable (or satellite) service. But, that may not be the way to go. You may want to simply “trim” the cord, not fully cut it. For some people, the option to downgrade their television service is a viable option. Many cable providers offer a low-cost “Locals Only” package. … Continue reading Cable “Lite”

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Online Streaming Solutions

It’s possible to use a single device and have plenty of television entertainment options for the entire family. On the other hand, you can expand your online TV viewing sources with more devices. How many should you use? That’s up to you. I usually suggest that you start with a single device that best suits … Continue reading Online Streaming Solutions

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Streaming Services

One of the difficult decisions to make regarding streaming is whether to decide the content you want and then pick the device that best supports the content, or whether to decide on the device you want and then pick the services best supported by that device. The answer is a combination between the two. You … Continue reading Streaming Services

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The DVR service that has been around the longest is TiVo. Quite frankly, the easiest to use DVR is TiVo. That’s not to say other DVRs or DVR services aren’t good; they just aren’t TiVo. However, this premium DVR comes with a premium price, not only in hardware, but in the required monthly service. Is … Continue reading TiVo

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Confused By It All?

Some of this can be confusing. There’s a lot to consider, and a lot to take in. We can’t tell you what’s right for you, but we can offer some information, advice, and sources to get more information so that you can make the decision that is right for you. If saving money is your … Continue reading Confused By It All?

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