The latest, best ways to get rid of cable TV, including testing a new Slingbox

Today about 19% of American TV households live without cable, according to market research firm GfK Many holdouts are haunted by doubts: How will I watch live sports? Without HBO, how will I know why everyone is talking about some mother of dragons? Going without cable—or at least with considerably less of it—is easier than you think. Last week, I sliced my bill from $212 to $75 without giving up the stuff I really watch. Yes, cable and satellite companies lock away some content for subscribers. But you don’t have to be an online pirate to see what you want. – Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Wall Street Journal