I walked into my sister's home for a random, Monday night visit and asked if I could watch television. She said no. At first, I thought she was being funny, but she explained that her days of cable or satellite are over.
So what exactly is she doing for entertainment, more specifically television?
She calmly looked at me and said, "we don't watch enough TV, so we can't justify paying." That mentality might seem like the minority, but truthfully it really isn't. More and more consumers have decided to rid themselves of a 100 or 200 dollar per month bill in exchange for services like Netflix or Hulu that sit at around $10 per month. Even the combination of a few of these streaming services is far below cable from a pricing standpoint.
Some take it as far as having Netflix and watching TV shows on DVD or simply renting movies at their leisure from the likes of Redbox, another piece of entertainment that is chipping away at cable.
Where cable still reigns supreme is the convenience of having extras like internet or a DVR to record shows as they're happening. Those who have favorite TV shows on a weekly basis that simply can't wait or miss them that day (or the next) likely will employ the cable and justify that high monthly cost.
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