In February, 2013, we cancelled our cable. In my opinion, we’ve made it just fine without it. Vince has been able to watch all the college football games he wanted to watch. I’m the one who’s anti-TV, though Vince hasn’t pushed much for getting it back. It isn’t about the money, but it is a huge savings not having it. I have no idea how much satellite TV is now but if it’s $75 per month, that’s over a $3,000 savings since getting rid of it.
The new Direct TV Now program sucked us in. For one thing, there’s no contract and no equipment to install. We can do it one month and cancel or keep it as long as we want it. No receiver or dish to have to buy and maintain and we can watch things on computers, tablets, phones . . the only thing I’ll probably ever watch is Fixer Upper and maybe one of the news channels if there’s something going on that I feel the urge to watch . . which probably will never happen. I’m much happier with my music playing in the background and the TV off but . . Vince has done great to have no cable for almost three years.
We may or may not keep it once the introductory period is over (something like $35 for 100 channels but goes to something like $60 or $70 after three months). Since I have no idea how to work the TV, anything I watch will be on the computer.
The drawback . . it comes through the internet and if Vince is watching something on TV, I can’t do anything that uses the internet due to bandwidth issues. We’ll see how it works . .