Tough times call for tough measures. Many people look at ways to cut costs during a recession and one look at the cable bill (mine runs $82/month just for cable) makes cable a big, fat cost cutting target. But does ditching cable mean limited access to the wealth of TV programs (in general) and SF TV in particular?
Hulu has been around for just over a year now and they have a wealth of science fiction in both TV and movie form. And now with the release of Hulu Desktop, Hulu aims to make your viewing experience easier than ever. How do you get Hulu on to your TV? There are a variety of ways, from streaming the content to your TV via a media device (Xbox 360, PS3) to a PC able to output video directly to your TV. Of course, Hulu isn’t the only way to stream SF to your TV. The Bittorrent networks usually have the network shows available shortly after they air and with better video quality and you can stream those video files to your TV after you’ve downloaded them.
I’ve toyed with this idea a lot recently. The only thing stopping me is that there are some shows I, and my wife, have to watch the night of, next day just won’t cut it. That means an over the air antenna and some sort of TV Tuner and DVR software for my PC which equals a bit outlay than I want. But, I’d ditch cable if I could.
Would you ditch cable completely if you could?