With all of the various competitors to cable TV for access to television shows and movies in one's home, this really does become a discussion topic to have with oneself (or with your family/roommates).
Whether you live in your own place now, or don't live in your own place at the moment, what decision did/would u make, in terms of TV and movie entertainment in your home based on the poll options?
Why did/would you make that poll choice out of all of the other options available?
Be as detailed and open as you wish in your answer!
- cable TV (large channel package), Netflix & Hulu10% (3)0% (0)6% (3)Vote
- cable TV (smaller or basic channel package), Netflix, Hulu14% (4)11% (2)13% (6)Vote
- both Netflix and Hulu, no cable TV at all10% (3)17% (3)13% (6)Vote
- Either Netflix or Hulu (not both), no cable TV at all17% (5)17% (3)17% (8)Vote
- just cable TV (large channel package), no Netflix or Hulu10% (3)6% (1)9% (4)Vote
- just cable TV (smaller or basic channel package), no Netflix or Hulu10% (3)6% (1)9% (4)Vote
- NONE OF THE ABOVE IN MY PLACE!29% (8)43% (8)33% (16)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Well, this is how I do it, and I find it works quite well with me! :)
I gave up cable years ago, and have no regrets. I am living with my parents right now, but I lived on my own for 6 years before this. I have only had netflix for the past 4 years, no cable. There is no point to having cable unless you watch stuff on cable. I found it just wasn't worth it to have it. A decent cable package in Canada costs at least $50 bucks! YES that is correct! I found it had a lot of the same channels and some stuff I would never watch. I always had to watch my shows on cable's schedule.
So I said, screw that, and just beefed up my internet ($30 bucks a month), and got netflix. I also now have Shomi, Crave Tv and a Tidal account for listening to music. I absolutely love my set up! Shomi, Crave TV and Tidal are all about $10 bucks a month each. My parents pay for netflix, which is another $10/month.
I have an older flat screen tv, that is not a smart tv. So I bought a $45 Google Chrome to stream shows from my cell or tablet. It works with Netflix, Shomi, Crave TV and Youtube, among other stuff that I haven't tried yet.
I feel while more expensive than cable, I am getting more for what I pay for. On cable, I would have to struggle to find stuff to watch. Now I have many things I can watch and I am even finding stuff I really love that I would never have watched before. I feel I am getting more enjoyment out of it for the money I spend.
Most Helpful Guy
A combination of an OTA antenna (for hi-def digital local channels, including all of the broadcast networks) and Netflix/Amazon/YouTube, Blu-Rays, and other sources.
As I don't really care about live sports (the main reason to have "cable"), I can get all the content I am interested this way. I have a NAS that records live TV from the antenna plus holds disc images and other video files (and my music collection) to augment the streaming services. I can access all of that from any TV in the house with the help of some ODROID-based micro media streamers (tiny credit-card sized computers similar but more powerful than a Raspberry Pi).1