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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:43 PM

Have you "cut the cord" on EXPENSIVE cable TV? Why or why not? A PBS guide [View all]

Since the rise of free or cheap internet video over broadband, and conversion of broadcast TV to digital in 2009, the main technical reason for choosing EXPENSIVE cable TV in and around cities has diminished greatly: Picture quality for broadcast TV and internet video is comparable to cable.

(1) How many DUers have cut the Cable TV cord? What was the final straw for you?

(2) How do you now get access to political shows, movies, and popular cable TV series?

(3) Why do you think networks, who own many underused digital TV channels, do not put more advertising-funded content on the air?

Here's a link to a very useful guide I just googled and had to share:

From http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/02/your-guide-to-cutting-the-cord-to-cable-tv-updated-2012-edition052.html

"Your Guide to Cutting the Cord to Cable TV (Updated 2012 Edition)
Mark Glaser, February 21, 2012

Tagged: aereo, amazon, appletv, boxee, cable tv, cancelcable.com, google tv, hulu, internet-ready tv, itunes, netflix, roku, satellite

... who's doing it, why and how.

For background, we're updating our special guide to cutting the cord we first published in January 2010. That post has been viewed more than 58,000 times, ...

Background
Anyone who gets cable TV or satellite in the U.S. has noticed a pronounced trend over the years: Their monthly bill keeps going up. ... According to research from Centris (PDF), the average digital cable bill was nearly $75 in 2009, and the average monthly satellite TV bill was $69.

... there remains a lack of competition among cable and satellite providers, and the costs of programming keep going up. The most recent programming dustup caught NBA sensation Jeremy Lin in the cross-fire. Time Warner Cable stopped carrying the MSG Network in New York, so millions of Knicks fans couldn't watch Lin play on cable TV. While the dispute festered, people were stuck with Time Warner Cable, because in parts of New York getting satellite service is difficult because of the tall buildings, Bloomberg reported. It took the governor of New York and the NBA commissioner to step in and finally force Time Warner and MSG to make a deal. ..."

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