Enterprise Mobility: Cutting the Cable on Cable TV with the Help of Apple and Amazon
A recent apartment move provided eWEEK Labs analyst Cameron Sturdevant with an opportunity to cut the cable on cable TV. He used Roku, Netflix, Amazon, Tivo and Apple to free himself. He still uses high-speed cable and pays a premium price NOT to have cable TV bundled with the service. It was a battle royale to get the cable provider to even admit it had an Internet-only plan. Even with the premium price, over the year he'll still save money and have the pleasure of purposely watching plotted content. He'll also be using an over-the-air HD TV. He will publish a segment on that next week. Thanks to his Tivo, Sturdevant also will be able to record these broadcast programs. He's documented his journey on how to cut the cable, and welcomes your suggestions for improvements. Sturdevant did have to make some compromises. He ended up with multiple remote controls and also has a not-hideous-but-very-noticeable antenna in his living room. Even so, he's not going back to cable TV.