Is cutting cable really worth it financially?
Just moved and I didn't want to transfer my cable, so I just cut it. I have had Comcast in the past, and I know the rates for existing customers is fairly inexpensive (basic cable, especially if I call and tell them I am cancelling so they will lower the rate).
I was just doing some napkin math, and when you factor in all of the monthly fees for the different subscriptions, the equipment, the rate for internet without a bundle, it just doesn't seem to make much sense.
The major things that I need/want are some shows/movies/ESPN, which would be Hulu Plus and Netflix. You would have to get a streaming device like a Roku (Woot please post one soon!) or a Blu-ray player with some built in, so that is an initial investment of $50-100, plus the monthly fees for Netflix and Hulu Plus (~$20).
To watch ESPN, you need XBLive, which is another monthly fee and can only be used on one XB at a time.
Even with all of this, it only covers one TV.
Comcast TV is only $30 a month for 12 months...