Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Sofa Wars - In the Living Room, Hooked on Pay TV (NY Times)

It is a fantasy shared by many Americans: dropping cable television and its fat monthly bills and turning instead to the wide-open frontier of Internet video.

Some are finding that the reality is not that simple. ...

Entrepreneurs will “keep storming the castle until somebody figures it out,” Mr. Moffett wrote in a recent note to investors. But he also called cord-cutting “perhaps the most overhyped and overanticipated phenomenon in tech history."
I cut the cord over a year ago and I've never looked back. No, watching on my laptop is not as comfortable as watching on my TV, but for me, it's a small price to pay when compared with shelling out $100/month on cable. Anyone else braving the world without cable?
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1 comment:

Maxwell said...

As soon as there is an A La Carte option and/or I can subscribe directly to networks and stream from my computer/BD player/Xbox/etc, I will jump in a heartbeat. I only watch: HBO, Discovery Channel, MTV (for Jersey Shore) and AMC.

But until then, I'm forced to merely fantasize about the day when I can liberate myself from Time Warner Cable (the worst).