One of the decisions I made before I moved into my new house was to not sign up for cable television (though RoadRunner was a requirement). Instead, I’ve decided to watch television over the air. This will fulfill nearly all of my television watching needs: The Simpsons, The Office, Pushing Daisies, the news, PBS, etc. Right now, I’ve got an old, tiny CRT television hooked up to some rabbit ears. The reception is shoddy, the picture blurry, and things are generally bad. Hopefully, switching to digital television will fix this (more on this in an upcoming post).
Instead of cable television, I’m going to try out Netflix. I’ve heard great things about it from various people, and it’s way cheaper than paying Time-Warner (in the neighborhood of $40 or $50 cheaper a month). And interestingly enough, I see reports of people dropping cable for Netflix around the web (in a number of product reviews at Amazon, for example). There are a literal ton of movies that I’ve never seen, and it’s high time to catch up. Plus, I’m eager to catch up on some old television shows that I enjoy (M*A*S*H, Cheers, and Frasier to name a few). Just as soon as I can pick up a DVD player (and possibly a new television), I’ll sign up.
Do you use Netflix? If so, what do you think?