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07-29-2012, 06:12 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
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Have any of you thought about cutting cable TV? I'm moving into a new place in the fall and I think I might just forget about getting cable. Most of the stuff I want is available on Netflix streaming or disc. I don't mind watching a season of something until the DVDs come out.
The real deal breaker was the announcement that NHL GameCenter is coming to Xbox Live (it's been on PS3 for years, but I don't have one). I lived in a dorm for the past two years and watching on my laptop was alright since there wasn't a good setup to watch TV in my room. I was thinking about getting a Center Ice package now that I have more space, but it seems completely pointless now that my Xbox will put it on the big screen anyways.
It will be interesting to see if other sports allow this. I know MLB has MLB.TV on XBOX 360, which is cheaper than getting extra innings. Only problem is the blackout rule, so I wouldn't be able to watch the Diamondbacks.
Cable is getting outrageous price wise. DirecTV runs $100 a month with 2 receivers, HD DVR, etc. I would be interested in a company that would allow you to pay per channel, and you only get those channels. Like Fox Sports Arizona, TNT, TBS, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS would be sufficient for me. That is where all the sports are played, and I wouldn't miss any games that are on national television. That's my only concern with getting rid of cable.
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