- 1 Post By LetTigerIn
- 1 Post By Ecktore
January 2nd, 2013, 09:56 AM #1
Cable/Satellite vs Internet TV
Was curious as to if it is better and more affordable to roll with HULU and other online tv services than it is to pay for Cable or satellite. My other question, can you get Fox Sports West as an ala carte package? Any other options for TV programming services? My internet, phone, and Cable comes to roughly $150 a month but I cant help bu think A)Do I need a Landline? B) Is Cox really the best high speed net provider? and C) Isnt cable TV technology semi obsolete? Love to hear your thoughts on this.
January 2nd, 2013, 10:11 AM #2
More affordable? Definitely.
Better? That's a matter of your personal preference. If there are certain channels/programs you can live without or get your fix elsewhere, it's worth it.
What you'll miss from that avenue are a lot of sports, some first-run cable shows and some movies. Most are fairly easy to find alternate avenues to enjoy. If you have a stand-alone DVR with OTA capability, you can still record all the network shows, too.
Personally, how I did it for that year is ElGato EyeTV via an HD Homerun box for OTA (you'll even gain a lot of channels via secondary and tertiary OTA channels), Netflix streaming, Hulu Plus and NHL GameCenter.
Currently, I'm using UVerse for Internet. So far, it's been great.
My thoughts about your questions:
A) No (unless you have a specific need such as an alarm system).
B) Not by a mile.
C) Not obsolete, but there are definitely much better options available.
January 2nd, 2013, 10:43 AM #3
I've been without cable for more than a year now. Only letdown is not being able to watch Hockey in Hi-Def. I have a huge antenna that's attached to my house, and i get all my local channles in Hi-Def that way. I have AT&T DSL, and am starting to compare speeds and prices for U-Verse. I haven't had any issues with AT&T. I have a security alarm, so a landline is a must for me.
Netflix just added a ton of new stuff, and much of it is classic Disney movies, so my DVDs can take a break from my kids watching them over, and over. The wife and I now watch tv shows whenever we want. If we find a tv show we like on Netflix, we watch what we can there, and then catch up with the current season on Hulu. It's freaking awesome.