We haven’t had “cable” for almost two years now.
And we don’t miss it at all. The 45″ flat panel TV doesn’t get dusty from lack of use and we still enjoy the shows we want to watch. With the additional discovery of Discovery this evening, we even have Science Class ala Homeschool…
How do we manage this feat of modern day miracles? Well, we start with the basic level of broadband service. Without the ability to process large amounts of data via a broadband/DSL connection we’d be pooched. The Mr. put together a tower that will handle the downloads and video streaming we need and then we settle back into our comfy purple couch and watch the shows we want, when we want with limited commercial interruption. Most of the time the video is decent, sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s icky. We manage.
It’s just entertainment folks! No body lives or dies by whether or not we can effectively count daisy petals in the garden. For real.
All that to say this… We save over $30 a month and still get to watch what we want WHEN we want. For movies we pay 12.99 a month and get instant availability for other stuff through Netflix or set up the queue to get movies delivered to my door.
Seriously, cable is a thing of the past.
And no, I don’t even consider buying CD’s anymore either. They are going the way of the dinosaur and the plaid polyester leisure suit too.
Now… If I could just convince the Mr. that we need a Wii…