Enterprise Mobility: Cutting the Cable on Cable TV with the Help of Apple and Amazon

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2009-03-16 Print this article Print
Cutting the Cable on Cable TV with the Help of Apple and Amazon

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.

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.

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