About 3 or 4 months ago we cancelled our cable. Not because we are hippy luddites, but because we spend all our time playing with Samantha when we are home. We couldn’t justify paying $70 for cable anymore. So we canceled it. I still watch all the TV shows I did before: Eureka, Family Guy, Flash Forward, Fringe, Heros, Lost, Sanctuary, The Simpsons, SG-U, and Warehouse 13. Even the NHL has some games on Hulu and sometimes they are on Yahoo Sports. When we watch Hulu content, we hook up our Apple laptop to our TV via a cable I got from monoprice. To make everything even easier we use a free program called Plex. Plex can also be used to view Netflix, YouTube and pretty much anything online or any video you already have on your computer. Its a great application.
Recently, my wife and I have been talking about getting cable again so we can watch the Olympics. Paying $70 a month so we can watch maybe 5 hours of Olympics a week did not sit well with me though. Then I saw a great deal on a DTV antenna at monoprice. So I picked it up. It was only $15 shipped so I figured any channels that it got would be a big plus. Its back to its regular price now. Had I not been a fan of monoprice.com on Facebook I would have missed the sale.
After installing the antenna literally like 2 minutes! We got 66 channels. Mostly foreign language channels. But we do get CBS, NBC, KTLA and like all the PBS stations. Including HD channels. So now we don’t have to order cable just to watch the Olympics. We save $70 plus on cable every month now! Anyone who wants to save a little cash, should really consider doing this. If anyone has any questions please feel free to post them in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.