I started this process at a Comcast bill $165.39 a month for a family of 5 with upgraded internet (12 Megabits/second) for $50 a month. Â The rest of the bill roughly $115 a month was for ‘Digital Preferred’ Service with two HD TV’s and an HD TIVO. Â Today I called Comcast and downgraded to ‘digital basic’. Â I’m returning a cable modem and an HDTV receiver. Â As of today, Â the new bill will be $115 a month. Â The final bill, I’m hoping will be about $48, when TV is fully removed. Â That represents $1,408 a year. Â Buys a lotta lattes. 🙂
My newly complicated TV viewing
I have split our world into shows that are on Hulu and shows that are on Tivo and shows that we might need to purchase on Amazon (though the ROKU). Â So far we have 10 shows remaining on Tivo, 7 shows we now watch on hulu, and 5 shows we will either have to purchase on amazon or give up. Â Only one show ‘Studio 42 with Bob Costas’ is not on Amazon.
Where we before the current change:
- Initial Comcast Bill: Â $1,948.68 per year
- Total Yearly Netflix: Â Â Â $130.92 per year
Total: $2,072.60 for internet, cable TV, and netflix
Where we are today:
- Current Comcast Bill: Â $1,380.00 per year
- Yearly Netflix: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $130.92
- Yearly Hulu: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $95.88
- Yearly MLB.TV Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $119.99
Total: $1,726.29 for internet, cable, netflix, and roku programming
Upside: more HD programming for less money, downside: which damned box is my show on?
Goal is still removing all cable tv, and what if I went to 1.5 mbs verses my current 12 mbs intenet? Â it would save $252 a year, would it matter?
Stay Tuned (just not on cable)