It’s actually not the cable that I’ll miss, it’s the DVR. That thing has changed the way we watch TV. We go to the DVR play list before the TV guide. We watch what we want when we want. We catch all the shows we like but at the time we want to see them.
So I’ve been looking at my options and have questions. That’s why I’m turning to you, my internets connections, instead of the google.
Keep in mind that the motivation here is to save money, not spend more.
We can go down to basic cable (networks + a few extras = 20 channels) for about $20/mth. But if we go to those channels, there’s not much more we’d watch so I’m wondering why even pay the $20 and not go all free? But then where does that digital box come in? Do I have to get that? If so, where and how much?
I guess my ultimate question is: if I want to save the most money and watch network TV, what is my best option? My guess is it’s between paying for basic cable or getting a digital box.
Appreciate your help.
And yes, we’ll be turning to online TV like hulu.com, abc.com, and cbs.com (unless someone can suggest something better that is streaming, not downloading).
UPDATE: We’re on the wait list for gov’t coupon so we’re not buying the converter yet. We’re looking at the Zenith DTT901 Digital TV Tuner Converter Box and the Antennas Direct DB2 Multi Directional HDTV Antenna. Thoughts?
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