Looks like Americans are cutting their cable tv service by the millions. With the high cost of cable subscriptions and bundled packages, people are either sick of these high bills or cannot afford them. So what should you do? Here’s some suggestions.
List the TV shows that you watch and/or the most important to you. Put them in the order of importance. Start with those that you can do without and what shows will send you into a dark vortex of despair without them. Many times, you’ll find out how much you stay on network TV or on shows that you can stream or get through netflix or Amazon.
If you’re primarily a network TV watcher then get an antenna! They’re fairly inexpensive. From $40 to $80 depending on whether it’s amplified or not. And these are not your grandmother’s antennas either. They will give your HD TV a better digital quality than the cable cord. Reason being, cable needs to broadcast dozens if not hundreds of channels thus compresses the signals which means losing quality. Antennas receive signals for, maybe, a dozen thus the signal is strong and clear.
You can also buy the antenna and streaming box in one package. Those usually cost around $150. Remember, you have to have a streaming box like an Xbox 360, Blu Ray player, Apple TV box, Roku and others.
So, the options of streaming services like Apple TV, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and others along with an antenna could save you hundreds over the year. Especially if you are particular on certain shows and watch predominantly network. Cable TV service is getting more and more expensive especially after the first year’s specials are gone and the fact they don’t mention the many extra fees involved. And, they’re more likely to find ways to increase your bills then stay with the current times. So do a TV show audit and see if cutting your cable tv service is the financially smart thing to do.
Just another Shop RTO digital TV tip.
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