I mentioned in my Chalk Thought Thursday post last week we are going cable free. Technically satellite free but same thing. Anyways, I've been thinking about turning it off for over two years. I just couldn't make up m mind about it.
This summer we started having problems with our satellite. In the extreme heat we had, it wouldn't work. There were only several hours out of the day where it would turn on, mainly when it was dark out! We had to have a tech come out twice to fix it. Finally after that was resolved the remotes stopped working and had to be replaced. I was frustrated beyond belief, especially since the provider was unwilling to work with me on the charges for the time we were unable to use the satellite.
We have had Netflix for a while now and the kids really enjoy several shows on there. After going several days without so much as turning on the satellite I thought it was time. I called and scheduled for it to turn off at the end of the next billing cycle. It's been several days and I'm really not missing it. I know once I redo the budget and see how much money we are saving each month I will be even more excited!
Sure I will miss the DVR automatically recording my shows but really that's it! We have Netflix that we stream through the Wii and the computers, I've signed up for a free trial of Amazon Prime where you can stream TV shows and movies as well and I bought a Roku box for our other TV where we can stream everything too!
What do you do? Cable, Satellite, web streaming, nothing?