3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t ‘Cut the Cord’

The journalists note that cutting the cord can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of the year. For example, let’s say you now pay $80 a month for your cable TV service. If you drop cable and sign up for a few streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, you would spend less than $20 a month. That would be a savings of more than $700 a year — and you would still be able to watch thousands of shows and movies on the two streamers.. – Swanni, tvpredictions.com http://ift.tt/1n9wpiI


  • [You may not be able to watch your local channels, too.] Cord-cutting enthusiasts point out that your local channels, such as the affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, can be seen for free via off-air antennas, which can be purchased for less than $50. However, the dirty little secret of TV antennas is that you won’t know if you will be able to get the local signals at your house until you try… – Swanni
    Incorrect. you can use sites like http://www.Antennaweb.org and the more advanced http://www.tvfool.com for this information. Yes, not everyone can have an indoor antenna, but there is a plethora of information on getting OTA channels.

    • Replied by Swanni: No, those sites can not predict whether YOUR home will be able to get the signals. They don’t know if there’s a big tree in your backyard, etc. The sites can only offer guess-estimates based on your zip code, etc. Sometimes the predictions are conservative; sometimes they overestimate how many channels you could get.