Wow. It's been almost a year since I became a cord cutter and wrote this post.
I haven't missed "real TV" a stinkin' bit.
Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime continue to provide me with all the shows I want to watch,
and I can get my news fix on the internet.
p.s. I still haven't repurposed the iron poles
Sayonara, DirecTV. You are dead to me. No longer will I pay your obscene and
ever-increasing monthly bill for 150 channels, only 10 of which I ever watched.
Take your dish and your crappy customer service and go out of business
as more of us cut the cord and find other ways to watch TV.
Whew. I feel so much better already.
I've subscribed to a satellite TV service ever since moving to the ranch.
Back in 1995, it was the only way to get a signal out here in the middle of nowhere.
Then DSL came to my house and I discovered the wonders of streaming video from the internet.
Between Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, I can watch almost everything I'm interested in
and save a whole bunch of money every month.
I cancelled my service two weeks ago, when the contract finally expired, and haven't looked back.
DirecTV shipped me a box in which to return all of their equipment except the satellite dish,
which they didn't want. So I wrangled it off the pole and literally got to cut all the cords.
I dismantled the internet satellite dish while I was at it, and the only evidence remaining of
my 10-year affairs with DirecTV and Wildblue are a couple of iron poles cemented in the ground.
I can't imagine trying to dig out the poles. I wonder how I could repurpose them...
the world's shortest clothesline? Maybe I could hang a banner between them...