What do you use instead of cable television?
My wife and I are interested in dropping cable television due to the expense, but are unsure of how we can continue to watch the shows we like, along with football on the weekend. I'm interested in other experiences trying to save money by dropping cable.
It's funny how unnecessary something becomes when you finally let it go.
I don't know about football, but nearly all shows are available on line. We dropped cable for several reasons...
1. to eliminate the excessive cost
2. I needed to eliminate some useless noise and clatter until I am stable in my own grief.
We have not missed it. We see what we want to see using red box. We are looking at streaming with netflix after the holidays. It is amazing how much time you have with out the cable.
Most sports are available online but sometimes there is a fee. I don't know much about football prices but I was able to watch the Baseball playoffs online for free.
I don't know how complete the programming might be, but I understand there are alot of shows now shown online. My information is incomplete, but you might want to investigate that option. I have a 46" TV and it has a jack to be a computer monitor and a "source" option to serve as a monitor.
I lived for about a year without cable television to reduce costs as well. Football is one of the tougher sports to find online, but if you do a google search on live streaming new york jets (or whatever your team is) game or something along the lines of that you can usually find your way to a site that has the game on. I kept coming across this one site, I can't remember the name of it, but it was all in Spanish so I would have to use Google Chrome to translate it for me. But Sunday night football NBC actually streams live on the internet, and Monday Night football is on ESPN and you can pay for ESPN 360 and watch it on that, or I know some service providers give you free access to ESPN360, such as Verizon Fios.
As for watching tv shows, I watch most of my tv online now, honestly Google is just the way to go for it, google "watch sons of anarchy season 4 online" and I'm sure you'll find a link to a site that is streaming the newest sons of anarchy. Hulu.com or even now a lot of stations post their shows online as well just with commercials.
All in all, it's doable, but if you're a true football fan and don't have a local bar you can go and spend a few dollars at and watch the games, then I'd say wait til football season is over and then get rid of cable.
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