Cutting the cord: Why and why not (Device & Conquer)

You can tell the cable company where to go, but watch this before you cut the cord.


Everybody wants to tell the cable or satellite TV company what to do with that three-figure monthly bill that pays for a lot of stuff you don't even want, right?

Today, thanks to Internet-delivered TV, you can actually put some teeth behind that. Know that it's not as simple as throwing a switch and cancelling an account. In this episode of Device & Conquer we show you what we've learned about the process and how you can do it. It might be right for you, it might not. But whether you do it now or do it later, odds are you'll do it eventually .

After you watch the video check out these CNET resources for more insights you won't find anywhere else:

- David Katzmaier's month without pay TV -- Does his marriage survive?

- Rafe Needleman devotes an episode of CNET to the Rescue to cutting the cord, debriefing Katzmaier about his experience .

- Matt Moskovciak figures out when cord cutting is right for you .

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Cutting the Cord: Why and Why Not

You can tell the cable company where to go, but watch this before you cut the cord.

About the author

Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!


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