For a while now I've been toying with the idea of eliminating our satellite TV subscription. A discussion on a group I belong to has gotten me closer to my final decision. My husband doesn't watch television at all. I rarely watch it, especially since I gave up watching the news. Occasionally, when I don't feel like reading or the weather is bad, I like to tune into a few shows that are already in their upteenth season, so many episodes are played throughout the day. I recently did some research and realized that, for less than I pay for a month's subscription, I could purchase used copies of three seasons of shows. That's a lot of occasional viewing. Plus, once I was done, I could resell those DVDs. Since I never watch new programs, whenever I hear about one that might be interesting, I can always try one DVD through Netflix and, if it looks interesting enough, I could purchase an entire season.
The down side of cancelling is that our children do watch a few programs. However, they're away at college eight months out of the year and I'm having a hard time justifying paying that monthly fee just so they have something to do when they're home and bored.
I'll keep you posted as to my decision...
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