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But the cable companies have us so deeply attached to our remote controls that it the thought of actually cancelling the cable or only living off a basic package is like selling off our first born! But does it have to be that way? I mean, I only watch less than 0.1% of the channels I have now.
I read an article about a family who had completely cut the cable umbilical cord and found that the world continues to rotate around the sun. The family purchased a HD television with internet capabilities. With that, they purchased a Netflix streaming subscription and a Hulu subscription. Now, with current subscription costs, the family is paying only $16 a month for the cost of Netflix and Hulu and still get to see the current episodes a day after they air whenever they want.
Of course, you still need an internet connection with high speed capabilities to maintain the streaming capabilities of Netflix and Hulu. This could cost anywhere between $25 to $70 a month depending on your computing needs. If you are a gamer, it could cost more, but the average American only needs the basic connection.
But, even as I sit here and type this blog, I am still fighting with the desire to save and cut the cord or to continue on as normal. All I'd need is a blu-ray player with internet capability to do this, but why is this so difficult? I would love to hear your views on cutting the cable cord.