I kept hearing from others how they pulled the plug, and disconnected their cable tv. Well, I went and jumped on the bandwagon. Boy, what a liberating feeling it is.
I was paying for premium cable (no HBO or Showtime), but was hardly watching it. I’d typically view ESPN, TBS, TNT, but other than that, nothing really special. I’d watch a bunch of Hulu, Crackle, so the time watching actual cable was pretty small.
I bought one of those flat tv antenna, and reception turns out to be incredibly good, and the HD channels are extremely sharp. In fact, it blew away the image I would normally get with cable (which makes sense, with all the compression cable does). The only problem I had was the NBCSN channel, but I figured moving the antenna to another part of the room will help with the reception.
Ok, that’s it … Call Comcast, and with glee, cancel the cable tv connection. However, as soon as I hang up, the Internet connection goes down. Why can it never be that easy? At least I didn’t have to haggle too much with them … Got the connection back up in 15 minutes.
So what am I going to do about ESPN, and TNT? Sling has a $20 subscription, so that may be an option. Only concerns … Stanley Cup playoffs … Tour de France … I guess I can view the tour on steephill.tv … I guess there’s always some trade off.