So I wrote this long post about how we just upgraded to a new cable package that has all kinds of channels and went on and on about what a screw job this is. But it was boring, so never mind. Here’s the upshot:
- We went from basic cable to something like 60 (watchable) channels. Additional cost: $50/month or $600/year.
- We’ve been watching for a week. The only change? It takes longer to find something to watch. There still isn’t anything on very often that’s worth scheduling your life around.
- Since for us cable TV and Internet access are bundled, I looked into getting alternative Internet access so we could just dump cable TV and found I don’t really have a comparable alternative for Internet stuff.
- We’re going back to the basic cable plan, in order to save $600 over the next year and not waste any more time hoping for quality entertainment.
A TiVo would have helped, but not much. We pretty much get our fill of cable when either or both of us travel and stay in a hotel with decent cable. That’s when it’s kind of an exotic treat. If we travel a few times a year for work or whatever, that’s plenty cable.
I do wish I could get a plan that was just Internet service instead of being forced to buy Internet + Phone + Cable TV.
My only regret: I won’t be able to see Battlestar Galactica when it comes back (possibly in March).