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.
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
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.
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons.
- Popular Mechanics, 1949