12-12-2013 7:57 AM - edited 12-12-2013 8:04 AM
Good article on cord cutting.
I have also been getting mailers from Xfinity on a $40/month 25 Mbps service with included Streampix, HBO and HBO Go plus local TV (including subchannels) and VoD. That price is set for 12 months. That is a fairly intriguing package as Streampix allows next day TV programs to be streamed plus movies. If we were in a tight crunch, that would not be an option easy to discount.
12-12-2013 5:27 PM
One of these days I might sit down and investigate the costs of streaming everything we would want. My wife is addicted to mysteries and cop series. I watch those also but I also like History, History 2, Science channel....National Geographic channels and the Smithonian channel. Then there are the classical music, opera & drama programs on PBS that we enjoy. I would guess that streaming our programming is not a good option for us. And....once I'm gone....I'm not sure the wife could figure out the technicalities of any system other than our faithful U-verse system. We get beautiful picture quality on our Sony 55" HD and we have zero problems with our service. Our 18 mbps Internet subscription is running along typically at just over 20 mbps. I think that old cliche "if it ain't broke don't fix it" applies here. At least in our house. But I can see the attraction for many......especially sports lovers.....which I am not.
12-14-2013 8:19 AM
I agree Phil, with not fixing it BUT a lot are. Folks aren't making as much these days, jobs come and go and situations change. While it's not ala carte pricing, Comcast's Internet plus allows one to have locals (plus some odd ones like WGN-America), HBO and Streamplus (which is like Netflix lite + Hulu plus) all for $40/month. As for Sports, I'm not sure if the live sports fan could break away from traditional TV providers.
03-17-2014 12:24 PM
03-18-2014 5:21 AM
Yeah, maybe. BUT I'm sure seeing a lot of new shiny OTA antennas, erected where they weren't before. Maybe to get the subchannels?