Recently, I had to call Comcast to cut my cable package down to the minimum. I could still afford it, but with the rising cost of food and gas I thought it was wise to start making cut backs now. So far it’s been a good decision and the money I am saving is making my life more enjoyable.
With the lower package you only get 16 channels, so the chances of something good be on are slim. So when nothing is on cable I head to Hulu.com, a video website owned by a few of the big media players. It features a lot of great premium content like, the Daily Show, Arrested Development (Seasons 1-3), and movies (with a few ads). The best part is, if you hook up your computer to a HDTV you can watch them in 480p (not bad for free). If they could figure out a way to reliably stream live events, cable might become obsolete.
So instead of paying for a bigger cable package, save your money and watch what you can online. If you can’t find something on Hulu, check out Fancast.com (owned by Comcast), they sometimes have different content.
If you stopped paying for cable and watch TV online, please share your experiences via comments.