What It Took For Me To Cut The Cable


May 17, 2010 | Jill's Blog

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<em><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u14783/cutting cord.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" />Our newest guest bloggers, the <a href="http://www.techtremor.com/" target="_blank">TechTremor.com</a> team, is crazy about technology news, reviews and how-to resources for any type of user. Tim Roenicke is a tech enthusiast and is passionate about giving people the knowledge to embrace new technology. David Winn is a self-proclaimed gaming enthusiast and does some awesome reviews and walk-throughs. After reading this, go check <a href="http://www.techtremor.com/" target="_blank">their site</a> where they are giving away a free PlayOn Lifetime License and a $50 Visa card.</em></p>
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A month or two back I was sitting at my TV flipping through all 300 channels of my $120 cable bill and thought to myself, &ldquo;This is 60% re-runs/junk, 20% infomercial, 10% news, 7% public service, 3% new content/stuff I actually want to watch.&rdquo; Alright so maybe that&rsquo;s not the exact dialog, but sadly pretty close. My DVR was packed full of movies I had watched 10 times and the 1 or 2 series I&rsquo;d record each week. Somehow it just didn&rsquo;t justify $1,500 a year. That&rsquo;s a nice vacation&hellip;and I needed one.<br />
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Dave gave me a heads up on PlayOn. He had heard of it through a friend and had loaded it up on his PC. He was &ldquo;completely impressed how easy it was to install and run on both my PC and 360&rdquo; so I decided to give it a whirl.<br />
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Needless to say I was so impressed I canceled my cable the next day, literally. Now, going without cable isn&rsquo;t for everyone. If you want to be up on the latest and greatest sitcoms and series that very night, it&rsquo;s not going to cut it for you. However, I would DVR most of those anyway and watch them a week later. Hulu through PlayOn was now my new DVR and the best part, I don&rsquo;t have to program a thing.<br />
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Since then I&rsquo;ve set up just about everyone I know with it. Regardless of if you drop cable or not it compliments it extremely well. My parents who are 50 now use PlayOn with their Wii and still have cable. My mother has to get her Dr.Phill fix.<br />
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We both agree its worth every penny. For a little more than a trip to the movies for two you can have PlayOn in your home and bring the movies to you. We give a big &quot;Thank You&quot; to PlayOn for making our lives easier and more affordable.<br />
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<u><em>A valuable tip for new users</em></u>: If you are having problems, make sure PlayOn is up to date on your PC. You can do this on the System Check tab of their software. Nearly every time we have encountered a problem it has been because we did not have the latest version of PlayOn. Due to the nature of their service frequent updates are necessary, so be sure to keep an eye on that.</p>

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