Back in January, our family turned off the expensive Direct TV which was costing us quite a bit of money. Because we are frugal, we had the lowest priced plan, which really gave us nothing above antenna tv other than HGTV and the Food Network. While I will miss Design Star and Good Eats, it's nothing I can't live without. Floyd purchased a digital recorder which would allow us to record televised shows and play them back later. I almost never watch a TV show live, and haven't watched commercials in forever.
Friends of ours were raving about Netflix, and I have to say it seemed like a good idea, so I signed up in June for a month's free trial. All it resulted in was Michael watching 22 episodes of Glee and now he's working on some stupid car show. Kathryn is watching an anime series and I am into Ice Road Truckers in India .... sigh.
We've watched some comedy specials and a couple of movies, but nothing we really want to watch seems to be available at the cheapest monthly price, which is what we are always willing to pay. So, today I will be cancelling our trial thing and going back to Redbox when we want to watch a movie.
An experiment which has produced a result I didn't think would happen. Sometimes it pays to try things on for size before buying them. Anyone out there have an opinion about this?