Daily Archives: October 15, 2010

How Much To Pay For TV?

Just went through the (empty nest) family discussion about dropping pay TV service.

I  googled “how to save “money on paying for tv service” and there are lots or articles, (86,000,000) some 5 years old.

Looks like I am behind the curve on this one.

OK, I know, not the first time.

I know the networks have most of their shows online, free, usually 8 days or more after the original airing.

ESPN has lots of live sports programming, like college football, my addiction.

So you can use google too, and find all the old articles.

But first, why ask the question: how much to pay for TV?

Hey, belt tightening time here, like everywhere else.

No children to complain about not being able to watch ” __ __ __”  (fill in the blank with your kid’s favorite show).

I go to most Michigan home games, and tailgate where there are two cable TVs, on top of one another, so I get plenty of college football.

And it is one of the few sports that the over the air networks still regularly cover live.

And ESPN online.

If you don’t mind re-runs (and what is on most cable channels most of the time anyway?) there are really old re-runs on the digital channels available now.

Like, Sea Hunt with Lloyd Bridges, Highway Patrol with Broderick Crawford, Robin Hood with Richard Greene.

Not that I spend a lot of time watching these.

Reminds me of my youth.

I digress.

The real question is, the family budget?  $86 per month, a thousand bucks a year, is this the best use of that money?

When the kids are home, they watch Disney DVDs with their friends.

Reminds them of their youth, I guess.

For what we can only get on pay TV, for what we were paying, with the rest of our obligations, we just dropped it.

For now anyway.

How Much To Pay For TV?

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