Some time ago I made the decision and contacted Cable One to cancel the TV portion of my cable service. Since then I’ve contemplated what I’m actually giving up. Most of the shows that I watch on cable networks are available on DVD. That is, they are old seasons of the shows. So now, instead of watching because the shows just happen to be on- it’ll be a deliberate decision and on my time.
So what am I giving up? The primary ones are:
Law & Order SVU
CSI Las Vegas
There are a few other shows but really it’s not worth $45 a month. For this amount, I could buy 1 maybe 2 seasons per month on DVD; depending on the show. It’ll be worth it; especially since there will be NO commercials!
Besides- TV time tends to rob from writing time. And the writing needs to be my priority. So having the DVDs will give me that flexibility in my schedule.
Update- on 10-09-2014
Get this- It’s been several months since I order the shut off to the TV portion of my cable package. And I DON’T miss it. If anything, it’s been a better deal over all. The majority of my shows put the current episode online about 24 hours later. And once a show completes a full season run, Netflix goes into negotiations to add that season to the line up. $7.99 for anytime / unlimited access vs $45 on the networks schedules? Thank you Netflix and networks for your online access.