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one of the most difficult things for me to grasp as a consumer is paying for something that you do not use. i like cable as much as the next person, but there are times where i rarely watch my television. growing up i did not have cable and i would venture to say i had a more productive lifestyle. plus cable prices are absurd for a service you do not use 24.7, currently i am researching alternatives to digital cable, and have come up with a list of things. this list is only for tv solutions not internet, because the speed of cable internet is unmatched in the U.S.

alternatives:

  1. read a book or a journal article
  2. netflix
  3. sites like hulu.com
  4. satelite
  5. tv nights at other people’s houses

benefits:

  1. as a society we have taken the fun out of discovery, hunting is an age old deal and you will definitely be better informed, maybe not as entertained, but i recommend print for getting your news.
  2. netflix is a great alternative. i would recommend netflix through a netflix ready device. i have a free trial, and the speed and clarity of my xbox’s application is unbeatable.
  3. of course the web is full of resources maybe you are not able to be the prime time hound watching your favorite tv shows the day of, but a day later is fine if you are paying less.
  4. satelite is a cheaper alternative to cable, but not a great internet solution.
  5. why not enjoy the company of people you can tolerate while watching a program, and making a routine thing of it. in this way you are benefiting from others materialistic ways and can’t reciprocate but some people are fine with that.
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  1. January 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm
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