I see a lot of discussion on social media and throughout the FI community about saving money by eliminating expensive cable and satellite television services from the budget. I have been cable/satellite free myself for more than two years and I couldn’t be happier. I decided to write this article to share the nuts and bolts of exactly how I was able to cut out cable and save money.
First, I will share with you the exact equipment I have purchased to use in my home, including pricing. When I started out, I had the following goals:
- Eliminate Cable/Satellite
- Use a single interface to centralize my access to Netflix, Amazon, Sling and Local Channels — such as Roku
- Obtain access to local stations on multiple TVs with features such as channel guide and DVR
- Sign-up for a streaming service like Sling to obtain a paired down selection of my favorite cable channels that were important to my family, such as AMC, ESPN, HGTV, and DISNEY