How can you get rid of cable and still have the entertainment factor?
Apple TV, Itunes, Netflix, you name it.. it’s waiting for you.
I use my ITouch, but the AppleTV unit is made for the task as are the XBox 360 and other current Game Consoles. Essentially, you buy your shows and keep them, or subscribe to streaming services. You can also buy or rent movies using these systems.
The cost of Cable is absurd. Here is a look at today’s average Cable Bill
- 59.00 Cable (190 Channels)
- 39.00 Internet
- 30.00 Digital Phone(most add it)
- 25.00 Long Distance
So for a total of 150.00 minimum you have TV and a phone? When did that become acceptable? By making it hundreds of channels they also seem to have caused many people to think it’s a good deal. Note to consumer, in this scenario if you don’t pay your phone bill you lose everything. It’s not so “consumer convenient” anymore either.
But how many of you WATCH the channels? I have 4 or 5 that I watch. The rest is what I let pass in front of my face because its convenient. I wouldn’t buy most of that crap by the show. And how much of that programming is new? Lot of dough for reruns.
I spend about 15.00 on ITunes TV Shows Per month and 8.00 on Netflix. For that I get every show I ever wanted, from my favorite Discovery Channel shows to Lie To Me, House and so on, and I have a growing library that at lets me program my own TV schedule, I now have months worth of entertainment and it just keeps growing! At the same time all kinds of choices are there for me at Netflix streaming.
- At home I also use skype for phone and long distance
- I spend 10.00 per month on my pay as you go cell as a result
- I program my own TV Schedule, reruns and new stuff
- My video processor plays Netflix, YouTube, and handles my USB Drive full of DVD’s
- My Itouch plays anything I want from Itunes, right on my TV
- 47.00 per month total and far more freedom and choice in all aspects of my communications and entertainment life.
The ONLY thing missing is the ridiculous bill and someone else telling me what to watch.