Cuting the cable

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[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]so over 3 months ago I took upon myself to tell my partner that we were geting rid of SKY the following month I advised him that we were getting rid of the Tv Digi box I hear you ask why are you not going to watch tv shows ever again well yes and no we still have Netflix and we can still access BBC iPlayer and other online services why do this well theres a number of reasons with out being able to receive a tv signal we dont pay for a tv licence thus saving ourselves 145.50 per year on top of that we no longer pay an additional 20/30 pounds a month to sky to have services we never really watched any way seeing as we had access to things like Netflix any way.[/twocol_one_last]

So what this means so far is we no longer pay 145.50 for a tv licence and nearly 240 pounds per year to sky for tv services.

So what do we do for tv entertainment now well we can still watch as stated earlier BBC iPlayer and Netflix now in order to get round the TV licensing laws, we must make sure that we are not watching any thing that qualifies as live tv for more info on the check out this article on money saving expert.

This doesn’t mean that I cant watch BBC programs again this means that I can only watch BBC and other terrestrial channels via catch up and must make sure there not being played on any other plus one channels.

This brings me to some thing else I believe that tv both terrestrial and cable/satellite based  has had its day in favour of internet based services personally I have a Netflix account  which gets an awful lot of use theres also good old youtube and many other online services which you can stream your viewing via with the invention of other devices such as Xbox and Playstation and even tivo which contact to a internet connection and allow you to stream programs over the inter net  connection what is the need  for  a  conventional tv connection any more the only down side I can see is sports there is as yet to be a sport streaming service like the love films and Netflix of the  world but as I dont  watch sports this isn’t something that really affects me.

I would  say  there is no longer  a needs  for  these  services  and that there  are  more than enough  services available  that  you can use   with out  having  to  pays  nearly  400 pounds a  year  ill more than happily   pay  my  70 pounds per  year   rather  than  close to 400 pounds a year  any  day  thats 330 pounds  per year  I could  do  other things  with.

what  are  your  thoughts  I would love  to know has   tv  had  its  day  or  do you firmly believe  that  its  has  years  of life  left  in it.

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