Far too often I find myself sitting on the easy chair and the television is on acting mostly as “background” noise. I’m either too bored to watch anything or there is nothing good on. I probably have other things to do, but I just sit there with the television on.
I would rather us (the family) watch less television in general.
I have an unlimited amount of small home improvement projects to do.
I have several genealogy projects and history research and writing to do.
Books to read, old time radio shows to listen to……………………………
Same for the wife and daughter.
So, my DirecTV contract expires in September and I am thinking about NOT renewing it and NOT subscribing to either cable or any other satellite service.
I’ve been in my house for 20 years and we started out with cable. I never had any complaints about the service, but it just became too expensive for the value I was getting for it.
I had Dish Network for two years, again I did not have any complaints about the service, but when the contract ran out, I switched to DirecTV because I could get a better rate for a year before the price going to normal for the second year.
I currently pay $70 dollars a month for a “basic plus” package.
I doubt that the family couldn’t go cold turkey on eliminating television so I am considering either subscribing to Netflixor Hulu Plus. Each of those are less than $10 a month. I’d be ecstatic to save $60 a month !!(beer and steak money)
I may have to spend $100-$150 for some type of “receiver” for either service I would choose.
I need to investigate both online services and learn about what technology that I need to do this.