Friday, August 14, 2015
Cut the cord ... Again
Around the first anniversary of my re-attachment to cable TV, I cut the cord again. Seriously,my DVR was always full of things that I 'might' watch. I was watching 2-3 hours of content every day, instead of spending time on things I supposedly valued more than video-drool time. Plus, the cost was really out of hand. In order tom get the main channels that I wanted, it was costing me around $70/month, which then gave me access to more content than I needed, which I felt compelled to consume as much if as possible. So, I am back to my broadband subscriptions (Netflix, Hulk plus, and Amazon Prime). Since I'd be doing Amazon Prime regardless, its base cost really doesn't matter. I do however periodically purchase content from Amazon that I may not have purchased if instill had cable TV. Ultimately, the cost is probably a wash because of that. However, I filmily I am only watching things that I really want tom watch now. Far less mindless watching. Still, I should probably cut back for both time and financial reasons. Perhaps this posting could be the catalyst for a new resolution: no more Amazon purchases/rentals untilmive watched everything ive purchased in my video library. That shouldmtake me at least a month.