When I was on Block Island the hotel we stayed in didn’t have TVs in the rooms. Now I would never knowingly book a room without a TV but being stuck in that situation wasn’t so bad. Now before you ask me how I managed such a feat let me be up front, I didn’t have a TV but I still watched television shows online. There are a couple sites that you can watch streaming prerecorded TV shows and some other sites that offer real time channels (just not the ones you and I are used to). One of the most commonly known is Itunes and I suppose as an occasional fix paying $1-$2 for this seasons episodes isn’t to bad but if I did that with all the shows I watch it would cost way more then cable. Besides I’m cheap and I prefer getting things for free :). I used http://www.surfthechannel.com when I wanted to watch Criminal Minds (I watched an entire seasons worth in the past two days) but they have a bunch of different shows. Another one is fancast.com those two you don’t need to download anything but there are others that are free but require you to download programs that then monitor everything you do online. I don’t want to invite someone to spy on me so I don’t use them.
Has anyone cut the cable cord? Do you still rent movies/use netflix or watch stuff online? Did you do it to save money or just to do it?