You don't need a satellite TV when times get tough
Debra James isn't afraid to cut the cable cord and has been encouraging her friends to do the same since we spoke with her last year. In June, she bought three used Dell Studio Hybrids for $700, and she gave them to family members because they said they had wanted to give up subscription television.
So far her niece has cut the cord. But her father and brother-in-law have been slower.
She also said that she has noticed better quality video and a wider variety of offerings online now. And she also noted that there are more choices in hardware that can be used to access online content and connect to their TVs to view it.
Still on the to-do list: shifting her viewing to watching more on free, over-the-air sources, and dealing with the prospect of video-sharing sites like Hulu charging for some of their content.
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--Caption by Marguerite Reardon
December 9, 2009 4:00 AM PST
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