Cut the TV Cable?
Cut the TV cable. After cutting so much on my grocery bills, I was really pumped to cut my TV cable bill. After all, I only watch a few channels anyway. Someone told me about a really cool antenna called Mohu, that I could install inside my attic and get HD channels. I liked the idea because where I live, I cannot install anything on my roof. I looked up their on site reviews and overall they were good with just a few smaller complaints. Everyone said they got around 20 channels and they were wonderful HD quality.
It did cost $149 but I planned on saving $43 per month. That’s good, right? So I save up my money and ordered it. Hint – always buy directly from the manufacturer on things you are trying out. That’s the only way you will get a full warranty. I had 30 days to return it if I didn’t like it for any reason. If I did like it, it has a full year warranty.
So I received it. I was excited!! However after it was installed I only received 8 channels. The channels I did get were great HD quality. I could not receive ABC which is the one I watch the most. Even called the company and they tried to help me but I just couldn’t get it. Maybe it was something in my area but that was a deal breaker for me. So I did send it back.
If you think you want to cut the cable also consider that if you do get a lot of channels you probably will have to get another service to stream movies and shows that are on the channels you lost. Those services are not free. Netflix is $8 per month and there is talk of a price increase. Hulu is also about $8 per month. The new Amazon Fire costs about $99. And these costs are per each TV.
So I’m back on my cable. I’m happy with it. I will just find another expense to cut out of my budget.
UPDATE 3/4/2017 – I finally did it!! I cut my cable TV cord! I used a combination of HD TV antennas and streaming services. To read my step by step process, please click this link to my new post – Alternatives to Cable.