But really. We paid $75 something dollars to hook up cable before we moved in because you know how annoying it is to wait for the darn cable man when you are already living in the house. And then closing got delayed, delayed, delayed to where we ended up paying nearly an entire month of cable ($90) for a house we didn't even live in yet, much less have a TV in. Ugh. So then we move in and realize we really don't watch much TV at all. John watches two or three series (Falling Skies, Justified, and something else equally as stupid) and I watch two shows (Survivor and Amazing Race) both of which are on broadcast TV which is broadcast for FREE. FREE. And we were paying $90/month for what, exactly? It would have been more fun to just flush that money down the toilet.
We already had the ability to access the internet through our TV and had been watching movies like that for a while. I had also recently read this blog talking about their cable-less set-up and had kept that in the back of my mind. We have a Wii and were planning on getting Hulu or Amazon Prime or Netflix or something once we pulled the trigger and cancelled cable. We hadn't decided what we were doing yet, but went ahead and called the cable company and cancelled, and then went a solid 3 weeks TV-less before making a decision. We really didn't miss it much. But I'm honestly not that granola. I like some trashy TV now and then just as much as the next person.
|Charley got her Elmo fix on YouTube on the computer while we made up our minds.|
Also, the new TV came with a year free of Netflix so we've got that now too. I've read lots of people say that they also have Amazon Prime for their cable-less needs, but I don't really get that. What does that get you? Just old seasons of shows? We're not really in to watching old shows so I'm not sure I want to spend the $80/year for that just yet. We watch newer shows which we'll pay for as they air. (Because a season of say, 10 shows, will cost us $20 in total which is way less than the $90/month we were paying for cable.) I know you get the rest of the Prime benefits too, but I just haven't justified that for us yet. Someone help me out with that one.
I forget where I was going with this, but basically, if this is super old news to you and you've been doing this for years, give us some tips. I know our set-up and subscriptions will evolve as we figure this all out until we have something as cool as A'dell's, but we're just cable-less babies at this point. What should we do next?