Jumping off the S.S Cable: Part 2

Who can cut the cord?

I last discussed the pros and cons of cutting off cable, and examined briefly the benefits and cons of doing so. For those of you not deterred by the possible cons of cutting cable, I welcome you in this challenge and experience. But before we get to the how to part, I’ll be talking about who should consider cutting the cord, and who shouldn’t. The methods I’ll be discussing about how to cut cable are fairly technical, and are not for those who would call themselves technologically challenged, and generally, older consumers (not to say all elderly people are incapable of doing this). These people, if they still desire to cut the cord, can pursue less technically inclined routes, such as installing an antenna onto their TV, or can rely on family or friends who are more technically inclined to set up their system and maintain it. The method I’ll be showcasing also requires the ability to invest some money up front, and if you want to make your new entertainment setup fairly advanced, the cost will rise. Long term, it should still be cheaper than cable, but the upfront costs will be significantly higher. Reiterating though, cutting the cable cord is only expensive if you decide to take that route, not to deter any budget conscious cord-cutters.

Who should cut the cord?

Those who should cut the cord are those who are fed up with large cable bills, paying for a 1000 channels when they at best watch 6–10 of them on a regular basis. Those who should cut the cord are those looking for a way to streamline and upgrade their home entertainment experience. Those who should cut the cord are those looking for a challenge, and to learn something new, and make something awesome for themselves along the way.