Cutting the cable cord and still watch most of your shows
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Last Updated: 173 days ago
If you are like many Americans, you’ve been forking over a big chunk of change to the cable company every year, but the idea of living without cable seems impossible.
However, it can be done.
- Get an HD antenna. They cost about $15 and that's not per month, that's total. The antenna should give you a crystal clear signal from the broadcast networks.
- Even without cable, you can still use your TiVo Premiere DVR and if you bought it with a lifetime service package, there's no additional cost to record these shows.
- The TiVo box also provides access to Netflix and Hulu plus. Although a Playstation 3 or an Apple TV, XBox or Roku box all do as well.
If you're thinking of cutting the cord, you'll want to pick up some sort of a streaming device. You can pick one up for less than $100.
- Hulu Plus costs $7.99 a month. It mostly offers shows you can get for free via your antenna, but it's on demand and features some popular cable shows like "The Daily Show" and classic shows like "Alf."
- Netflix is $8.99 a month. Netflix has a library of past seasons of cable hits like "The Walking Dead" and "Dexter," plus, a lot of movies.
If you're a big sports fan, then cutting cable isn't for you. There isn't a legal way to watch live ESPN without a cable subscription.
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