I called recently, to see the options for lowering the bill. Perhaps back to basic cable? The nice man, told me that If I changed service, It would be a cool 8 dollar savings to have about 20 channels vs my 200 that I currently have. I promptly wrote this man off, assuming perhaps he was smoking Crystal Meth.
There must be a better way to watch TV and keep up with current movies. I did some early bird research this morning and I am here to say, there are some options for us who are trying to eat and go out once in a while in lieu of living off cat food and being poor after paying the cable bill. Whooo Hooo!
My friends Lauren and Dave have Roku and from what I've seen its a neat little contraption. It streams TV, music and movies from sites you may already frequent like Pandora, Netflix and Hulu. With streaming options for TV shows and movies, it pretty much eliminates the need to have cable. You will however, still need an Internet connection. Unless you live under a rock, you most likely already have that. There are four Roku options. The most basic starting at $49.99 and the most souped up version with HD capability and all the bells and whistles for $99.99. Roku is also offering free shipping on their website currently.
When you have time for TV, Roku delivers with the best selection of streaming entertainment anywhere – from popular premium services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Spotify and MLB.TV to many free entertainment options like Crackle, Pandora, Disney and VEVO. Every Roku brings you access to over 750 channels featuring the best in movies, TV shows, live sports, music, photo and
video sharing, games, international programming, radio, tech news, non-tech news, podcasts, cartoons, clips, cat tricks, and… well, you get the idea.
2. Mohu Leaf Ultimate HDTV Antenna
This option is one I have never come across until this morning, while scouring the Internet. MOHU is an HDTV antenna ( think bunny ears) for your TV. You can use it to pick up channels for FREE without any cable subscription. There are more then one type of HDTV antenna, but this one by far has the best reviews and success with users. Simply attach the MOHU to your TV and locate the best place for the receptor. Although a little sightly, depending where you place it, you could get up to 30 channels for free in HD WITH NO CABLE SUBSCRIPTiON. One Caveat, you will need Internet for this gadget as well. Not too shabby, might be worth a go. Online, they are on average about $90.00 but I also found them on EBAY new for about $55.00. Shop around for a deal.
With the Mohu Leaf Ultimate, you no longer have to pay high monthly cable or satellite bills to enjoy your favorite shows. The-top-of-the-line Mohu Leaf Ultimate delivers the most popular shows and more on network television for FREE in full 1080 HD. These stations include Fox, PBS, ABC, CBS, and NBC.