Re: Have you cut the cord on cable television?
posted at 11/3/2013 10:05 AM EST
With the exception of the sting of losing NESN, cutting the cord was a no-brainer for me!
Living exactly halfway between Boston and Providence, I get a plethora of digital OTA (over-the-air) channels! Most in glorious HD without the compression essential for the cable companies to bundle all those other services in!
…phone, Internet and TV all on one wire?? Something’s gotta give!!
In fact, the HD picture on my 50" plasma is much better OTA than via cable!
Also, the sub-channels available are a hoot! Classic movies, classic TV shows (Lost in Space, anyone?), MTV-like (think circa 1980s style) music channels, etc.... All for FREE!!
My solution included an Antennas Direct DB4e antenna on the roof, and my plasma’s built-in HDTV receiver. Coupled with my laptop’s built-in true HD output and my Internet Wi-Fi, I can stream and download just about anything else I need to watch!
BTW, I too bought my Internet modem instead of paying $7/month to the cable company…..
I went from around $200/month to watch 2 channels (NBC & NESN) via cable to $30/month for just the high-speed Internet access to stream!
Take that, cable company!!