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Should you cut the cord on cable? Your guide to cutting the cord on cable

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When it comes to paying for cable, the prices go up and up and up. One month you have a bill for say, $50 and the next month it goes up to over $100. What do you do when your cable bill is for over $100 and you don't understand why and what all those taxes are that they added to your bill? You call and cancel it. According to a report by Tom'sGuide.com that was published on Dec. 2, it is time to cut the cord on your cable once and for all. Here is your guide to cutting the cord on the cable forever.

Streaming Devices

When you do decide to get rid of cable forever, you might want to check out a few streaming devices. Some streaming devices include the ever popular Roku and D-Link. However, if you have Google TV, you won't need a streaming device because this type of TV already has Internet on it and therefore is enabled to stream live Internet television on the TV. Although this type of TV is good, it can be expensive to buy, even if it is worth it, you might not have the money for it at the moment. Because of this, you will need a streaming device such as Roku or D-Link. They are fairly cheap by either purchasing them online or at select stores in your area. Once you have one, you will also need to have wireless Internet in your home. If you already have wireless Internet in your home, you are all set to buy one of these streaming devices. After buying a streaming device, you can then get local channels, free and paid movies, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and much, much more.

Streaming TV from your Computer

You can also stream television off the Internet from your computer. You will need an HDMI cable to hook your computer up to the television. Once you have this cord, you can stream some free channels as well as paid channels from such channels as Netflix and Hulu Plus. The only problem with this is, no one can get on the computer while you are watching television. Also, you will have to leave the computer on the whole time you are watching television. If you don't want to stream from your television, you can also watch Netflix or Hulu Plus on your computer without having to hook up an HDMI cable. However, the only problem with this is, if the whole family wants to watch a movie or television episode, they won't be able to on a small computer or laptop screen.

Conclusion

Cutting the cord on cable is a good thing. This is because it is much cheaper and you can watch different things. The whole family can enjoy this new way of watching television and movies.

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