I need my football package
Sitting at my breakfast table, looking out my glass bay at rolling hills, several valleys,cattle, horses, chickens and a beautiful sunset… Yeah i miss cable and landline phones
It must be the trend today. I watched this guy cut the cord as well. He took it upon himself to do it for multiple people.
I gave up TV 6 years ago
Netflix typically doesn’t have the current season of a show ready for streaming. You need to wait for the season to end (if netflix will have it at all). It has a lot of cartoons for my 5 year old though.
Hulu does have current seasons, but you need to wait 1-8 days for the current episode to be available depending on the show. It doesn’t have as many shows for kids.
I think we pay like $15 a month for both. We have Rokus.
Thats my experience anyway. I don’t watch a ton of TV.
Just one night out to the movies can cost well over what a average cable bill is.
Gosh you guys are cheap.
Guessing some of you are still sitting in front of 27 inch vacuum tube and yoke models.
lol still watch my Sanyo from Highland } purchased in 1993.
Directv commercial that’s been airing here for a couple of months… http://youtu.be/HBl1iVj71_Q
The fees aren’t what’s costly. It’s the time spent in front of your TV that costs too much. I’ll tell you a funny story. Years ago, I enrolled my sons in a private school that had a “No Screen” policy. I had to sign a contract agreeing to abide by the policy. Your kids would get kicked out of school if they were exposed to any screen (computer screen, TV screen, cell phone, video games, etc). The school would do unannounced home visits to make sure you didn’t have a TV set. Chris Morrell went to the same school BTW. So to comply with the policy, I carried my TV out to the end of the driveway and put a sign on it “Works Perfectly, Free, Take Me.” My neighbor saw me and came out and asked if he could have it. I told him sure… on one condition: That you take all four. LOL!
Anyway, I went through cold turkey for about a week with no TV, but then something amazing happened. I got bored. Bored out of my freakin’ mind. So I started marketing one of the businesses I was in and it started making way more money. But with no TV, I still had hours of free time on my hands. So I put that free time into my other businesses, and they started making way more money. But I still had a couple hours a week that I used to waste watching TV, so I started another business with that time, and it started making money. About a year or so goes by, I’m rolling in cash at that point (that private school netted me a fortune), and a friend tells me that TV technology has gone way up, the prices have come way down, and that this was the time to buy a big screen TV. I replied: TV? Who has time for that?
That seems to be where they have us
Pawn Stars,Doctor Who,2 and a half Men,Shark Tank,Adult Swim,American Pickers,Family Guy,Alaska State Troopers,Seinfeld and King of Queens make life worth living.
No wonder you get so much done!
Good for you and the family Nicholas.
Me, I could pretty much care less about most TV, news channels bore me to death with their constant repetition and endless talking heads. Only rarely does a tv show come along that holds interest, “The Wire”, “Breaking Bad”.
Sports are ok sometimes, I’m a fairweather fan.
Movies are what I care about.
Greatest art form of the past 2 centuries imho.
I know that private school might not approve but you can learn a lot watching “Apocalypse Now” or as we were discussing the other day, “GlenGary GlenRoss”!
I actually cancelled Netflix last month, I have Amazon Plus and found they are about the same & I use Amazon plus more often.
I like cable for:
The History Channels
The Weather Channel
Never had a dish and never would after what I saw my neighbors go through with them a few years back.
Despite all the time-saving devices we have (I even own a battery-operated tooth brush that brushes my teeth for me), there is a modern day myth that we don’t have enough time. We’re always rushing because we believe the myth. It’s pure nonsense. It only came about with addiction to TV. Overcome the addiction and your days are really, really long. I don’t know what to do with all the free time I have.
I only rush if something has gone awry, and that’s fairly uncommon.
People tend to overbook themselves or over commit.
No way to live IMHO.
My wife and I cancelled our dish subscription when we had our first daughter. We read that its not good for babies to watch any TV and we knew we watched too much. She is about to turn 7 and we do not miss it. Similar to Nick, we got a whole lot more done. We still occasionally watch movies.
The gist of what I have read is people are switching from cable to Netflix or something similar.
Isn’t that what all the issues about Net Neutrality are about?
I stopped watching tv decades ago, it’s a form of amiable conditioning. I am hooked on Youtube though - the Onion News Network
“The more you drive… the less intelligent you are”
My binge watch shows for late at night… Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black, Justified, Longmire, Homeland, Walking Dead, True Detective, House of Cards, Breaking Bad and The Wire.
I cannot get enough of college football and college basketball. Not sure I could make it without expanded cable from August - April. Only 67 days until kickoff and approximately 104 days until tip-off.
If baseball, golf, and soccer were the only sports on cable, I would get rid of it the first day.