It’s getting easier and easier to bid farewell to the monopoly that is Comcast and its fellow cable providers.
With the addition of Hulu Plus to the Xbox, you can enjoy practically everything you enjoy on tv without the price tag.
Cable is about $90/month. Add that up for a year and you’re looking at nearly $1200 for the privilege of watching television.
With an internet connection, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Xbox Live Gold, plus a regular antenna, you will pay $600 a year for the privilege of watching television. (If you don’t have an Xbox, you’ll need to drop that $200 as well, but you’re still under by $400 to just cable.)
With Hulu Plus, you get every season of literally hundreds of shows, including almost everything currently on Fox, ABC, NBC, PBS, and several cable networks. With Netflix, you get thousands of shows, movies, plus stuff that isn’t available anywhere else (like Mad Men, which will begin streaming all of its seasons this summer). With an antenna to pick up local HD programming (for those times you don’t want to wait to watch something the next day), you’re covered.
And with the Xbox (unlike an Apple TV, which is another good way to go), you also get a fantastic gaming system that has games for everyone in the family.
You can say goodbye to cable. And save hundreds of dollars each year.