Cable = No More?

I’ve been thinking for awhile now that maybe I could get rid of cable TV and just live off of OTA HD and streaming, well I think it’s finally time to give it a go. I just bought an Apple TV which I’m in the process of converting my previously recorded shows using BeyondTV to formats supported by ATV. The thought process was that we only really care about three or four shows that are broadcasted on the local channels, so why pay for all that extra crap that eats away $60 a month? Obviously I’ll have to give up my Modern Marvels (Amie’s happy I’m sure!) and other Discovery Channel shows that aren’t available via iTunes, but oh well, maybe we’ll spend less time in front of the TV?

I’ll post again in the next few weeks regarding how well it works out for us. Tomorrow I’m going to pick up an antenna while at Best Buy for OTA HD and hopefully in the next week or so the new ATV update will be available and we’ll have access to on-demand movie rentals.


  1. Thomas February 3, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    We have an over the air HD antenna and I’m very happy with it. Make sure to get an outside one though. Ours picked up 16 digital channels tonight, though I’m not sure how that happened as we usually get around 10. 🙂

    We don’t have cable and we survive. Basic channels have a lot of TV and with Hulu up and coming, it’s easy to find what we missed, or watch shows on channels we don’t get.

  2. blake February 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Which antenna did you go with? I picked up one from Best Buy yesterday seen as it was $20 and so far haven’t picked up anything yet! I figured I would have to go with an outside one but thought what the heck for $20.

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