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Goodnight, Sweet Television?
October 4, 2008, 2:43 pm
Filed under: cash, wastefulness | Tags: , , ,

Lately I’ve been trying to pare down monthly expenses.  I cancelled my second cell phone (yes, extremely unneccessary), cancelled my landline (hooray for fring), and I only eat out 5 of 7 days a week now.  Looking for more places to trim, I did what I do with 90% of my free time: I looked at the television.

Now I like my televisual entertainment.  My girlfriend complains bitterly about this fact every time I suggest we watch whatever terrible new reality show is premiering any given night.  I have a television that means business, and as a result, I also have an HD cable box for which I pay a monthly fee.  Thing is, the feature I use most on that HD box is the DVR function, meaning I almost never watch anything live.

Which negates the need for a cable subscription.  Since I’m watching pre-recorded stuff anyways, I might as well just download things the next day (or next hour, these days) and watch it at my leisure by hooking my Mac up to my TV.  HD content is readily accessible through the computer more and more often, so I’m having a hard time defending the cost of that silver beast sitting pretty in my TV stand.

Might press the power button forever, and I think I’m not the only one.