Truthful Tuesday — Cutting the Cord

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts, and this week Frank wants to know…

How do you watch TV? Do you just watch whatever local channels your digital antenna can pick out of the air, or do you subscribe to cable or satellite, or have you jumped on the streaming bandwagon? Perhaps it’s some combination thereof, or perhaps you don’t even watch TV. Whatever the case, please enlighten us!

According to my WordPress stats, my blog has more than 4,600 followers, but it seems that there is only a small fraction of those “followers” who actually read my blog on a regular basis. Cable TV is like WordPress followers. There are hundreds of cable TV channels, but most of us regularly watch only a small fraction of the channels available. And because cable providers bundle so many channels into packages or tiers, you end up paying for channels you rarely, if ever, watch.

Earlier this year, I cut the cord. I dumped my cable provider, Xfinity/Comcast, in favor of steaming. I bought a Roku Streaming Stick and subscribed to a handful of streaming services plus local broadcast TV stations. And I essentially get everything that I had been watching on cable TV for less than half the cost.


10 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Cutting the Cord

  1. Shweta Suresh July 6, 2021 / 10:14 am

    I agree. I chose streaming over that too. Way less annoying advertisements!

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  2. Melanie B Cee July 6, 2021 / 10:48 am

    Very sensible. I did that (minus the Roku thingie) in 2019 or there abouts. The cost of my satellite service was breaking my bank and as you said, I didn’t watch even half of the crud in my ‘package.’ I’ve streamed Prime for these past three years and been a lot less stressed out.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong July 6, 2021 / 11:39 am

    I think we actually are paying more because Charter (Spectrum) doubled the price of basic cable. But overall, I like the choices better and not having to deal with Charter is an improvement all by itself.

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  4. #the novel reader July 9, 2021 / 8:33 pm

    that is surely true not all are there who read blog they follow on daily and it is just like you said it it is like tv channels there are so many but people watch only a selected ones

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  5. leigha66 July 20, 2021 / 9:13 pm

    I have thought of cutting the cable but I have not found a configuration of channels that works for me at a better rate. PLUS… we get a discount on our internet because we have cable. And for some reason we can’t seem to pick up our local channels with any antennae and we need local weather in tornado season.

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