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Cut the Cord (already)

Over the last year, more people cut the cord from their cable providers than ever before, and why not? Between the multiple streaming services, the move by networks to place content online – even original, exclusive content – and the different devices we can now use to watch said content (pretty much all home theater devices are “smart” at this point), there’s really no excuse unless you like paying all that money for channels you’ll never watch…or if you really do use most of those channels, go for it. I know a little about this because my wife and I were a little ahead of the curve when we cut the cord back in 2011. Home theater is one of my hobbies so after recently upgrading our set up, I thought it was time to write another post about how we continually enjoy our home theater without the “aid” of cable television. Continue reading

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How I kicked cable to the curb . . . and saved my soul

So, you sit down after dinner, fire up your cable or satellite box, and surf for something to watch…221 channels later, you’re back where you started.  After going through the 200+ channels again without finding anything interesting enough to hold your attention, you decide to grab a book and listen to Army Bandstand online radio instead.  Or, maybe you bought the MLB Extra Innings package for cable and realized only after spending over $150 that most, if not all games, are NOT shown in HD.  Perhaps you realized that you only watch a handful of shows or a handful of networks, which hardly justifies the monthly bill you’re paying.  Maybe you’ve never used and will never use the 30 “radio” channels that are simply a waste of space on your cable or satellite channel lineup… Continue reading


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