We have been living without cable for two weeks now. We broke up with our cable company, and went to digital antennas and online streaming. I have been posting a variety of posts sharing tips and information I have learned.
It is going pretty good! I have plenty to watch still, and the cable bill dropped at least $53. This month’s bill was under $100, because it had credits from when we cancelled. Can’t wait for the first normal bill next month.
I fall asleep much faster at night. I go to Hulu Plus plus on the TV, find a show to help me sleep like Modern Family, and pretty quickly I’m out. Before I’d be up for hours, flipping channels, and finding random shit to watch.
I don’t notice that I am missing shows. I know I missing some like: The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, and HELIX, but I don’t see commercials for them since I have just local channels. You don’t miss what you don’t see.
Weirdest thing we miss is the clock! The cable box had a digital clock, so now we don’t have a living room clock or one in the bedroom other than the alarm clock. Strange thing I didn’t think about, and never put on the list. The TV does have a clock when you click one of the top buttons like “Input.
The kids have taken the change great! They were so shocked we still had TV when the cable was cut. We explained there are channels that are FREE! They love Amazon Prime Instant Video, and we love that you can set parental controls for TV ratings on it.
So far so good!! Next step is the basement movie area with projector! I can’t wait to start researching that and get going. Hopefully this Summer really kick that project into full gear.
What are you surprised that you do or don’t miss about not having cable?
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