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Re: [Caps] Cord-Cutter's Unite! - How did you do it?
I didn't cut completely but dropped down to limited basic for the OTA channels (can't get OTA signals in my apartment). Did this about 2 years ago.
Internet plan is Performance (16/2).
Have a Roku XS, Apple TV (2nd gen), Blu-Ray, and Samsung smart TV all connected to the internet.
Got Netflix streaming when I dropped down to basic, already had an amazon prime account for the shipping, I was using iTunes for the few TV shows I like but switched to Amazon about 6 months ago. I try to get the HD season pass for the half dozen shows I like to get when they air.
I've used the free setup credits you get when setting up Vudu on your devices to test it out, plan on switching to that for rentals instead of Amazon or iTunes, their 1080 stream does look better on my 46" TV.
My cable bill dropped about $65 a month and I spend an average of about $20 a month to replace what I missed. So about $500 a year savings here.
Some shows I was getting the DVD or Blu-Ray sets each season anyway, so now I just wait until they come out on disc to watch them.
[Caps] Cord-Cutter's Unite! - How did you do it?
Short description of your setup:
Tivo Premiere with OTA Antenna
How many hours / day does your family "watch TV" in total (note Neilson has the average at about 5 hours / day)
My Family watches on average about 5 hours of TV a day
How would you break down your video watching percentages?
OTA Real-time Network TV - 5%
OTA DVR'd Network TV 5%
Apple iTunes 20%
P2P video 10%
How do you break down your video device watching %'s
Via PC based Media Server to TV 10%
Via AppleTV, Roku or similar to TV 60%
Via Tivo 10%
Via Game console to TV 10%
Which Internet product/speed do you have?
Internet Speed is 30/6
How much Internet data did you consume before you "cut-the-cord" >150gig
How much Internet data do you consume since you "cut-the-cord"
What are you happy with and what do you miss?
I like being able to watch programming when I want to. I like being able to fast forward thru commercials or not watch them at all.
I love not having to pay the cable company $100 a month to watch TV.
There is nothing that I miss about Pay TV.. It is a dinosaur that needs to go away...