"Cutting the Cord: Why and Why Not"
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Device and Conquer
Device and Conquer
Cutting the Cord: Why and Why Not
Cutting the court.
If you heard this term it means saying goodbye to all expenses pay TV services, cable and satellite and instead filling that television with content from a different source over your home broadband connection and when you already haven't pay for is still getting the same TV shows and movies they're often in high (def?) but in a whole different manner that I think you might wanna like a lot more.
It's the future of TV no doubt about that.
I'm gonna show you how you can do it.
Why would you do it and also why you might not wanna do it just yet.
A connected TV connected bluray (deck?), game console or connected TV (set top box?) are among the tools you can choose from and on them you'll find some combination of (netlicks, hulu?), Amazon instant video, iTunes, streaming audio and even the CNET channel.
Now you won't find any service like I just mentioned in every device I just mentioned so first research the shows you wanna watch go with (??) clicker and research where it streams and then go by your gear accordingly.
And note that it's just about every TV console, desktop box or DVD bluray player, you buy and going forward are almost certainly be connected.
The smart buyer make sure that each new piece of gear they buy can stream content that are existing gear maybe cannot.
Now I should point that if you're a big fun of network shows I wanna see them right away sometimes the easiest way to cut the cord is to install a PC in your living room and stream the show on a network website but I find this kind offensive, too big, too ugly, too noisy.
If you're gonna do that at least invest to one of these quiet small form factor computers but remember whatever gear you buy the key differences it connects the same way over your existing home broadband connection either wired or wireless and after a pretty simple one time setup, you're raising to discover the good, the bad and the bottomline about cutting the cord.
The good, (expensively?) it's really cheap, 8 bucks a month for (netlicks or hulu?) flat rate you are no commercial the broadcast website they're free with very limited commercial interruptions, also it's on demand.
It's ready when you are, no more worrying about wanna show (air?) or if you set the (DVR?).
Now the bad, there's a lot left to watch on cable satellite and over the air TV no one let anyone tell you otherwise.
Secondly, you're gonna be missing out on streaming local news if you care or a local major sports teams and finally it's kinda complicated.
You're gonna be hunting from many services versus just one like a cable or satellite provider.
The bottomline, find out if enough what you like to watch is even available to stream and then do a little fancy map to turn out this is right for you or just a high tech hobby.
First subtract cable and satellite fees next you're gonna subtract out some (hip missed?).
You're gonna be seeing shows later than some of your friends and the last thing you gotta take out, is gonna be access the local news and your local major sports news.
Now as the (causative?) gear you don't already own some cord cutting equipment you gotta go buy somethings.
You need to pay some new services.
They're fairly cheap like netflicks or (hulu?) at 8 bucks a month and finally think about this when you break out that bundle of cable TV and internet you have now right now they may charge you more for the internet portion alone.
Okay now you gotta multiply a couple of things.
Multiply your frustration you gotta be spending more efforts finding what you wanna watch on TV and oddly enough we're gonna multiply the number of commercial you see.
There's a lot of them on streaming when you cut the cord but you can't skip them and finally divide.
Divide pay TV's tyrany.
Now you're only gonna watch what you want, when you want and the way you want to.
It's not a real map but what do you expect?
I was an English major but this is what you gotta go through to figure out of connected TV is right for you in cutting the cord for another take on missing great real life a tale, check out David (Catsmyers?) 30 day experiment.
He is our TV guru and he tried to deliver with TV without cable and satellite, great insight there on CNET.com.
I'm Brian Cooley.
Thanks for watching.