We're taking the plunge, dropping the satellite tv,
We will be saving $100 each month.
Television shows have gotten continually worse, crossing the line.
Even the commercials, it's difficult to have almost anything on without having to switch channels quickly if our granddaughter is watching. Why would we want to pay for this?
We've been without a service contract for years now, we just pay the fee and they don't complain. The upside is that we can cancel any time. The downside is we're stuck if we change our minds. I won't renew any service contracts that require a long term commitment, for me that would be anything more than month to month.
Look what we can get free - yes FREE via antenna, you know, how it used to be-- except we need to make a one time purchase to get boxes for each television because it's HD now. Really, that would be 2: the main living room and our room. We don't really watch TV in our room much. Maybe when cleaning or folding laundry. Maybe we'll get three, just in case our granddaughter, Taylor, and out of town guests are here at the same time. It's still cheaper than what we pay now.
We'll get all our local channels (2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 24, 30, 46 and all the HD channels inbetween).
There are four PBS channels (regular, kids, World and Create)
Channel 30 has three stations (regular, Cool TV rock, and a country video channel)
Two in between channels are Antenna TV (2.2) and ME TV (46.2)
I don't have any problems letting a 7 year old watch almost any of these.
The commercials are the funny thing. I sort of think one of these channels is geared to older folks. Not that we're young, but all of the commercials revolve around mobility scooters, catheters and blood testing devices. That's ok, it's better than finding out why Bill is "happier" at work these days. I'm thinking I might qualify for that mobility scooter, I answered "yes" to several of their qualification questions!!!!! LOL
I haven't seen Hazel in years! Taylor loved Dennis the Menace.
Will I miss satellite? Sure, sometimes. I'll miss Top Gear (BBC version), love that show!
I can't stream it either.
Some of the weekday evening programming consists of hour blocks of 1/2 hour shows and you might not like those shows. I don't know why they don't mix them up, but they don't. We'll simply choose another channel, or turn on the radio, or read or sit outside. I can't tell you how many times we scroll through 100+ channels and find nothing we want to watch.
I want to continue to "pay" for satellite but stash it away. At $100/month that can add up fast for emergency repairs or perhaps a special purchase such as that Excalibur 3900 dehydrator that looks pretty nifty. It may be groceries when work is lean for this construction family. You never know. At any rate, it beats throwing $1200 a year away for something we don't watch.
Will I give up internet. No. That's almost required these days: bill paying, information, my job at times and of course, Blogging!! How would I get by without you all?
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