I’ve been thinking more and more about ending my monthly Direct TV subscription. These days I find myself watching less and less TV. On most days I only watch twice a day. After work I like to decompress with an old episode of Seinfeld and before I head to bed I usually watch Family Guy or American Dad. I also watch Lost once a week and the Hills, (yes I know I’m not 16), every so often.
The only exception to this rule occurs from November to March when I watch Maryland’s away games on TV. (Go Terps!) Oh yeah, and I always try to watch most of the ACC and NCAA tournaments, but almost all of these programs are on local channels. Besides the occasional need for ESPN or the Discovery Channel I really have no need for satellite or cable.
Right now my Direct TV bill is just over $80. $80 isn’t a ton of money, but it seems like an awful lot when you consider that I’m only watching two new episodes each week. I figured I could probably purchase the old episodes of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, etc. on DVD at relatively cheap prices from eBay. It also looks like I can watch my occasional episode of the Hills right from MTV.com.
So do I really need to keep Direct TV? If you’ve given up TV or thought about giving up TV but decided you can’t live without it, please leave me a comment.