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Subject:  Re: Cancel Cable TV and Retire Early? Date:  1/14/2014  2:18 PM
Author:  whafa Number:  74095 of 104871

We are really close to doing this now, but our Internet (small town DSL, really the only non-satellite option) isn't reliably fast enough. If it improves or we get other options that make it workable, the dish can't be ditched fast enough.

You won't regret it. I cut the cord over 10 years ago and never looked back. TV is a huge waste of time and money.

My GF moved in with me in November, and she hadn't yet seen the light. I was able to negotiate no cable, IF I could still get her the majority of her shows by other means. I bought a $70 digital antenna so we get all the broadcast channels in 1080p HD (better than cable in some areas). Netflix + Amazon Prime + Hulu got me the rest of the way there. She still doesn't have access to some of the crap, like Kardashians and The Bachelor, but that's OK; I think it's a great opportunity for her to catch up with her girlfriends at their apartment using their cable. Mission accomplished.

The book Cognitive Surplus is an excellent and short read on what a profound waste of time and resources television has been in this country in the last 50 years:
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