Oh how I wish we could do this. We tried…we really did try. I went and bought a pretty expensive (well, more than $9) antenna, hooked it up, turned it on and….nothing. Snow. Static. Nothing. Seems that my building does not get good reception. I should have known since between our current cell phones, my wife’s old cell phone company and my old Blackberry company, none of them could manage to get any kind of a signal into our house. But I am tired of paying all this money to the cable company to watch the approximately 4.7 channels we watch. Anyways, I came across this post over at Money, Matter, and More Musings titled “This $9 Gadget Might Save You From Cable Bill” and it reminded me of our adventure in going “cable-free”.Even though it works for a lot of people, it did not for us. So go check out the article if you have been thinking of ditching your cable service.
I think the cable companies need to start offering a-la carte channels. I know they don’t because each channel on their own would cost a fortune, especially the really popular ones. Seems our cable bill subsidizes all the other channels we don’t watch, just so we can receive the ones we do want. TV should be free; its all covered in ads anyway, so they should at least pay my cable bill for me!