"My son (12) is into Minecraft and Tekkit (a modded version of Minecraft). He's busily trying to set up his own Tekkit server, which can be exciting (he's hacking through this process of setting up a server) and annoying (when is he going…"
"Fortunately, I'm not afflicted by the sports demon. :) But I know many people are, and that is one of they key roadblocks for many potential cord cutters. You say you have Roku. They do have MLB, NBA, NHL, and some college sports, but I think…"
"There's some software called PlayOn that actually supplements channels using scripts. It's $40 a year I think.
I go back and forth with cord cutting too. I've tried it in spurts and it is a lot to ask my wife, who is not technically…"
"I'm going to say the 2-yr-old will adapt quickly if you give him a reasonable alternative. Note that reasonable means "any alternative that's vaguely similar." I think between the channels' web sites and PBS (which runs kids…"
"I have been debating cutting the cord. Right now with my two year old, he loves Disney Channel, and it would take some convincing to get my wife on board. I generally find more entertainment on the Internet and by playing video games. My wife,…"
We moved a week ago, and currently have no phone, or cable, and limited network. I found a broadband/phone combo that's going to work out at about $200 a year, which is a nice saving on the $80 a month we were paying. It goes live…"
"Once we came off of autopilot in front of the tv, I found myself getting picky about what I was willing to make an effort to watch--and found time to do lots of other, more FUN things too! Teaching our kids not to be mindless tv zombies is a…"
"You triggered a memory of a math teacher I had in high school (many years ago). He was working on an English degree to go with his math degree. He said something about English majors and math majors usually not overlapping and wanting to be able to…"
">> Otherwise, we've watched less tv than ever and are happy that way!
Within six months of getting a DVR with satellite TV many years ago (seems like), we'd stopped watching live TV except on rare occasions. There…"
"That kind of lock-in is annoying. In the US I think providers are required to offer bare data services. They don't like to (ATT keeps wasting paper to tell me about their latest TV deal), but they do it. A few years back, ordering bare DSL was…"
"Here in the UK the online Olympic coverage was amazing. The BBC released an iPad Olympics app, and were streaming 24 (TWENTY FOUR!) online channels of coverage. I didn't actually watch any of it, but I was still impressed.
Between the ages of 3…"
"We were looking for ways to cut down on monthly expenses a few years back and dropped our cable package too. We found that over-the-air HD was a higher quality signal (no compression by the cable company) and came in crystal clear on a few…"
"We're moving house next month and it's going.
We did the maths and figure for what we spend on TV we can buy a couple of DVD box sets, or a whole bunch of shows on iTunes. Mix that in with the free to air shows and it's a much better…"
"yep i'm in the same boat, i wish there was a pay per channel service.I hate paying to watch 3 station and 600 channels of crap + ads.
i wanted to cut the cord time and time again then NBA season comes back around and i'm stuck.