My reasons for getting rid of cable television and where to go to see movies online free if you have high-speed internet.
About 10% of people in the U.S. dumped their cable television service in 2009 and another 10% are expected to do the same in 2010.
One of the main reasons people get rid of cable television is simply that it is not affordable. I had a package service with Suddenlink that started out at a reasonable price about three years ago and then they begin packing on a lot seemingly arbitrary charges for which there was no credible explanation. So, my bill went up by about 25% in the course of just two or three years.
The main reason I dumped my service was the cost combined with the fact that I rarely watched it. When I did have the television on while I was working, it was often annoying – especially those commercials that get louder and louder until you think your eardrums are going to explode!
And, then there is very little to see on television except reruns of Roseanne. The mainstream news has been completely discredited. And, after you have cable television service for a few months you begin to realize that they play the same movies over and over again. Furthermore, my service offered me a complimentary Pay-per-view every so often. But, I couldn’t find much of interest there, either – unless you want to see a variety of disturbing pornography.
All in all I dumped cable television because it is expensive, vacuous, repetitive and sometimes just plain annoying.
Besides, I can see almost anything on television from the convenience of my computer. I frequently have a video running while I’m working at the computer. If something interesting happens, all I have to do is click back over to the video.
You can get some great live streaming films and television shows right on-line for no more than you are already paying for your high-speed internet service.
Here are my favorite places to find videos:
Also, getting rid of cable television is an opportunity to increase your personal DVD library. Instead of paying exorbitant amounts of money each month on cable, I buy an occasional DVD and add it to my library. You can add a few DVDs to your collection for a fraction of the monthly cost of cable if you go to flea markets, discount bookstores or rummage the $5 video bin at Wal-mart.
Perhaps best of all, my house feels better. The energy in the house feels happier and more wholesome without the television running.