Friday, March 27, 2009

The Great Experiment.

And no I don't mean that one. Or that one either.

Last month I took a look at my cable bill and I decided that I didn't need to afford that anymore. I was basically only watching TCM anyway. So earlier this month I turned in my cable box. I had to keep my internet, but no more TV. It just isn't worth it. It dropped that little bill by a little over 60 bucks a month. And no, I didn't have any pay cable channels like HBO or the like. In fact I had one "tier" because that was the only way to get TCM. Which would have saved me a whopping 5 bucks if I'd dropped it.

Srsly, what am I being charged for?

I've been a couple of weeks without TV. If I decide I miss a show I can always get it online. I'm going to box my TV up sometime this week and store it in the back of my closet.

I think I'll turn my TV stand in to a rolling reloading table.


Christina RN LMT said...

Kudos! If it weren't for the fact that my daughter plays so many video games, I'd get rid of my set as well. I don't get any tv, either. I watch shows I like either on-line, or I wait for them to come out on DVD. Works for me!

"Zack" said...

I still don't have cable TV, but did spring for a new (LARGER) digital-ready TV. Was surprise at the number of free digital stations.

Call me cheap.

Carteach said...

I gave up watching most TV more than a year ago. Now, the news on rare occasions and some shows when I visit friends. That's it, and I don't miss it at all.

Well, maybe the history channel and occasionally the discovery channel.
But I don't miss them enough to get the TV out of the closet.

That babble box can mold away in there, providing a home to mice and unnamed critters. Most useful it's ever been.

Somerled said...

I generally hack away on the laptop while others watch TV. I wouldn't miss it. If it was only a two-eyeball household, I'd drop Dish TV. I could buy nearly 1,000 9mm bullets each month for what television costs.