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6. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 2, 2013, 13:59 Jivaro
Ant wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 08:27:
Jivaro wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 23:03:
Yeah, there really isn't much left on cable TV unless you are a sports fan. Everything else can be reliably obtained on a regular schedule through the web. Sports are getting there. Soon I won't need my DTV to watch live basketball and football games any longer. Looking forward to that day.
So, where can we watch the latest episodes of MythBusters, The Walking Dead, etc. from the web legally?

The Walking Dead is on Netflix is it not? You can also get it through iTunes. Mythbusters...which stopped being all that good a long time ago by the can buy a season at a time or go though the website, iTunes, PSN if you have a PS3, etc. Even if you pay 2-3 dollars per episode for all of your favorite shows because you HAVE to see them as soon as they come out, I bet it would still be cheaper then the average cable TV bill at the end of the month, which I think is somewhere between 75 and 100 bucks.

My wife and I watch 5 weekly shows in addition to our favorite sports. Four weeks in a month, so 20 episodes a month. Every one of our shows can be obtained on the internet through Hulu, Amazon Prime, or iTunes for 2-3 bucks an episode. 20x2 = 40 or 20x3 = 60 bucks dollars. If you make it a Hulu Plus account that adds 8 bucks, Amazon Prime is costing us 40 bucks a year. Overall, much cheaper then cable or DTV.

Without sports as a factor, the decision would have been made quite a bit simpler a long time ago. The biggest issue really is that you have to go searching for stuff, plan ahead, etc. Cable and DTV is easier and more convenient...and that is what you really pay for. Like Frags4Fun said, my wife plays a big role in why we still use DTV. She doesn't want to have to track stuff down. She likes the convenience of the DVR and the ease of use with regards to the on-screen guide and remote control.

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