Just cut the cord a few days ago. My stripped-down DirecTV subscription was costing me $90 a month, plus I'm paying $65 a month to Comcast for Internet access.
Replaced DirecTV with SlingTV + Sports add-on for $25/mo.
Already had Netflix and Amazon Prime anyway, so that's not a cost increase.
The Comcast package I have includes a base cable package with HBO, but I've never even installed the equipment, since it is SD-only and I didn't want to pay their dumb upcharges for HD and box rental fees. The only reason for getting it is that for some dumb reason, Internet + basic cable is cheaper than Internet alone.
The one plus it has though is that I can access on-demand content from ABC, NBC, Fox, and HBO through Roku apps since I can verify as a cable customer. That alone is worth getting the basic package even if it is never actually used hooked up to a TV.
CBS, being the dooshes they are, give nothing for free, even if you are a subscriber through cable or satellite. They want $5.99/month regardless. Am considering either that or Hulu though, just to be able to get recent CBS show episodes (CBS is the network whose shows I watch the most).
Hooked up an indoor amplified OTA antenna, and while the PQ is stuperb, I apparently am in a location or the house is constructed such that I can not pick up all the channels. ABC and FOX come in perfectly, CBS marginally with constant dropouts, and NBC, PBS, and CW not at all. Scanning with my Sony 65X900B doesn't even find them, although I know they can be received here; I had an external pole antenna years ago before I redid my roof and had it taken down.
CBS Access and/or Hulu will solve not being able to view shows, but it's CBS live sports that are the issue...
Still, as of the moment I am saving $50+ a month.
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