Is Cable Really Worth It?

24 Oct

When thinking about cable TV, ask yourself, what is it that you most need from your cable TV?  Is it the weekly TV shows?  Is it the movies that you can get on HBO?  Is it the on demand option?  The chance to record and rewind your show as many times as you want?

What if I were to tell you that you can do all that, online for free without cable?  There are so many sharing sites out there that have so many different TV shows, even the most popular ones that you watch all the time, such as The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Heart of Dixie.  These shows can easily be found online.

Most of the time, you can go to the channel that produces the TV show and the latest episodes for free online (sometimes they make you wait for a day).  But if you think about it, do you really need to watch your show the second it comes on every week?  Isn’t there something else that you could be doing such as studying for that bio exam?


Cable or no Cable?

I will admit that sporting events are a little more tricky to find online in real time at good quality but there are always local radio broadcasts (most radio stations even broadcast over the internet as well) so that is easy to listen to the game.  My suggestion is that you find a friend who is willing to throw away all his/her money on cable TV and suggest a tailgating party at their house 🙂

Same thing goes for Netflix and Hulu Plus.  If you are paying for either one of those services, stop it!  All they do is charge you to watch a limited selection of movies or TV shows each month.  If you have Netflix, each month they charge about $9.  If you stopped using it then you would have enough money to buy 9 packs of chocolate pudding (since they are only a dollar each but there are 4 in a pack – so 36 pudding cups!)  That is just one comparison but think of all the things that you can do with $9, when you can watch TV for free!

My favorite site right now for watching shows and movies that I love is and if that does not suit you, the other one that I use is Project Free TV, which uses plenty of other host sites to find the episodes that you want to see at varying streaming speeds.

If you already use the internet to watch TV what different sites do you use?  Do you have a favorite site?  Or are you a person that says that they can never give up their cable and Netflix?


5 Responses to “Is Cable Really Worth It?”

  1. October 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    No I agree. I love to speak with my kids instead of TV!
    Sent from my BlackBerry device from Cincinnati Bell Wireless

    • nicolesand October 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      Hi Nancy!
      Thanks for your comment! It is very nice to your lovely wonderful children 😉 most college students use TV to procrastinate and to have something to talk about with your friends in class the next day, but is having a conversation topic a reason to pay the big bucks for cable?!

  2. Max Payne October 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Project free tv is the best! Cable is optional but internet is a must.

    • nicolesand October 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      Yes Max! If you like project free TV you should try megashare. Internet is very necessary for school!

  3. jessy July 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    pls update. moved to because .info is blocked in UK!!


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