In our ongoing effort to get ready to go tiny, Smidge has cut the cord… We had been watching less and less TV and finally decided to cancel cable. Here’s what we did at our house, and what we plan on doing in the tiny house.
We bought and installed an HD antenna. This allows us to receive over the air network TV. We get all of our local networks, as well as about a dozen additional channels. You would not believe how many QVC and Home Shopping Channel channels they broadcast over the air. All in beautiful HD quality to boot. This is currently installed in our attic. We do have a slight issue with our NBC affiliate on windy days, but other than that it has been great. I am thinking about getting a longer ranged antenna for our tiny house because who knows where we will end up.
We bought and installed a Roku box. This gives us access to over 100 different streaming channels. It comes preloaded with Netflix, Hulu, and the rest of the big names in streaming. Plus it gives you the ability to download additional channels. I am currently hooked on Ted talks.
Other than Hulu, which we watch through our Roku box, the only TV we pay for is Sling TV. We pay for their basic package called “The Best of Live TV” package. We also pay 5 dollars more a month for their “Lifestyle Extra” package. Because we can’t get enough Tiny House Nation…
If there’s a movie out on DVD that we want to see, we use Redbox. They are just about everywhere, so they are easy to get to and are pretty easy on your wallet. Even if you keep it for a few extra days, it won’t break the bank.
That’s about it for entertainment in the Smidge household. We have actually been able to enjoy each others company more without a TV blaring all the time. The Lovely Amy and I have been able to have adult conversations and have come to enjoy the sound of silence cutting the cord has brought us.
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Food is love people…