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Monday, February 21, 2011

At Home Experiment: Cable Cutter Update

It's been a few weeks now since I cut my cable, so I thought I'd do an update.

I've now added the Citytv Video app, which was an important discovery because that means I can watch the Bachelor. Also available through the app: 30 Rock, Hell's Kitchen, City Line, Perfect Couples, Modern Family, The Event, Cougar Town, Fringe...to name a few.

What's Surprised Me So Far: I'm finding myself discovering and watching more TV now than I ever did when I had cable. And while I could have watched some content on demand before, I found that I didn't because for me it was too cumbersome to open my laptop, connect to the Internet and search for something. But with the app on a media tablet, not only is the content on demand, but the device is too (instant on, instant connectivity). Double Whammy. Siiiiiiick.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you're doing this, Krista. My cable has also been cut since the beginning of February when I moved to a new condo.

    A couple of things you should try in your experiment that have worked very well for me:

    1) If you're in a condo, cut the internet bill by getting an internet stick and a wifi dock. It creates a wifi bubble around your place to which all devices can connect to. Surprisingly fast as well!

    2) Try an HD antenna! Since the push from analogue to digital, a lot of stations have been forced to broadcast digital TV over the air. You can get one pretty cheap online, set it up by a window, and BAM! you've got high definition CBC, CTV, Global, CityTV, SUN, Omni's, and possibly more depending on your situation. The quality is amazing (not compressed), and it's easy to do.

    Give it a try! With all the things you're already doing, it will keep that cable cut for good!

    Good luck!