One of our projects for the summer is to try to get rid of cable. We might even get rid of our land line, which we get through our cable company, so we’d be down to just getting Internet from them. We aren’t heavy tv watchers. Mr. Geeky watches a lot of movies, which he’s been downloading from amazon at 3.99 a pop. We signed up for a trial of Netflix streaming and we’re liking it so far.
Stuff we can’t find on Netflix, we can often get from hulu. Geeky girl often watches her shows that way. And Geeky Boy just doesn’t really watch tv at all. Our only issue right now is getting the two live shows we watch at night, Rachel Maddow and The Last Word. We can get them a day later via iTunes podcast or via the msnbc website. It’s just not as seamless a process as we’d like it to be. We have TiVo so we can actually connect to our downloaded music and podcasts via TiVo desktop, but I’ve had some issues getting that to work perfectly.
We’ve looked into other box options but we have two tivos that work perfectly well. For now I think it will be worth it to have to wait a day to see a couple of shows. And if we end up watching even less tv than we do now, not a huge loss really.