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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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I cancelled my Cable and feel good about it!

Well it took me all summer of thinking about it, but I finally made the call and a Rogers rep came by Saturday morning and I handed him my HD cable box.

After long deliberation I decited to stop the $100.00 monthly cable bill to Rogers and decided that only watching sports in HD and the odd Seinfeld, Family Guy and Simpsons episode was not worth it. The final straw was when the fall season advertising came touting "Dancing with the Stars", really is that what network TV is??? I guess I'll miss the convenience of watching the Olympics but I'll get over it.

Wondering if anyone else has done it. I'll rent the shows and movies I want when I want them.
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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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Cancelled mine 6 years ago and the universe has not crumbled yet.

At least not according to CityTV
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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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After ten years without we decided to splurge and get a basic cable pkg. 3 months later and we're still just watching the same channels we got with just the rabbit ears. I think our cable will be cut soon. Long live iTunes TV Shows
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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 05:07 PM   #4
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if I didnt get basic cable free with my interweb connection, i would even consider dropping roger for interwebs as well. but i guess this "free tv with internet" promo has got me by the tight&curlies.
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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 05:17 PM   #5
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After long deliberation I decited to stop the $100.00 monthly cable bill to Rogers and decided that only watching sports in HD and the odd Seinfeld, Family Guy and Simpsons episode was not worth it.
Torrents...


Err, I mean, rent them in iTunes!


I couldn't deal paying $100 plus a month for TV. Most of what's on TV is so bad...
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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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I haven't had cable in longer than I can remember.

Well, technically, I did have cable at my last apartment building (included in the rent), but for whatever reason, I could never get it to work. Was using an old TV set that I bought second-hand; that might have been the problem. I used it to watch my DVDs and VHS tapes. Still have the TV and plan to continue using it only for that (especially since now I have to pay separately for cable!)

There are a few stations I'd like to get but not enough to strain my student budget for it -- especially since, from what I know of the matter, it's almost impossible to pick only the stations you really want to watch ... you have to pick large packages including a lot of stuff you have no intention of ever watching.
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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 05:43 PM   #7
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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 05:52 PM   #8
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I'm looking forward to the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory tonight, and How I Met Your Mother.

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 06:20 PM   #10
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I've gone for short periods without cable and enjoyed them... was way more productive.

Even now, I contemplate cutting it and just watching the odd show or two online, but something about the hours lost to mindless pap somehow holds me back....
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