No More Cable
Well the time has come. This upcoming week I will be making phone call to DirecTV and cancelling our service.
We have had to invest more then we initially thought to prepare ourselves for this event. Living where we live we tried multiple antennas to be able to pick up over the air signals so we aren’t completely in the dark once we pull the plug. After trying 3 different antennas we ended up going with an outdoor one and are able to pick up 21 channels all in beautiful HD! After seeing how well we pick all the networks up and their sister stations, I am completely sold. I almost made the phone call as soon as I had the TV programmed and saw what all we got.
As I have mentioned before we will be going with a ROKU box to be streaming our Netflix along with a few other “channels” Plus being a guy I can’t live without my sports I’ll be able to stream my baseball games through the ROKU or be able to watch it on the computer along with ESPN3. We were going to do Hulu however when we signed up for the service, we quickly realized that it was not for us as it did not have as many shows on it that we wanted. That was the reason we decided to go with an antenna that could pick up more channels because we decided against HULU.
I dread making this phone call to DirecTV this upcoming week. I know that they are going to do everything they can to keep me as a customer. They will try and lower our rate I’m sure or offer us some movie channels that we will never watch. But I am going to stand my ground since we have never been happy when they raised our rate after a year into our two year contract.
With the growth of streaming entertainment I wonder how much the cable and satellite companies are losing to companies like ROKU, Sony, LG, and Western Digital (yes they all have a streaming box)?
Posted on January 7, 2012, in Tech and tagged Dad, Daddy, DirecTV, Family, father, home, Kids, Life, mom, Netflix, Parent, parenting, Roku Player, technology, Television. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.