We pay around $150/month for cable. And this Saturday, after the kids went to bed...we gathered some snacks and some drinks and cozied up on the couch. There was NOTHING on...it was sickening. We have been wanting to ditch cable for so long but there are a few channels that we just can't get rid of, and we rent movies off the TV a lot too. We also use the DVR all the time since the kids go to bed sorta late and cut into primetime (haha!)
So I looked into Tivo. A refurbished unit is $99. You need to pay $12 per month for their service...it will hook up to our HD antenna, which was $15 from RS (which gives us GREAT picture, better than cable believe it or not) so we can watch local stations and PBS - which has Evan's cartoons. We can sign up for Netflix - for $8.99 per month and it streams movies right to the Tivo.
I will miss CNN, HGTV and Jungle Junction from Disney. But those just aren't worth $100/month. But I think we can hook our computer up to the TV and watch stuff that way too if we need to - but I haven't looked at that yet.
Oh - and we would keep our Roadrunner - which I think is $15/mo.
So I think this is going to be our best option to save money and keep most of what we want. Anyone else do something differently - or does anyone see a flaw in my plan??